Intrepid's trips span 17 different countries and regions throughout Latin America, with an eye toward checking out both the key landmarks and immersing travelers in vibrant hidden neighborhoods. The pulsating rhythms, the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, and the majestic Iguazu Falls highlight the Rio to Buenos Aires trip. Tulum's dramatic cliff-side ruins and Chichen Itza's pyramids characterize the Mayan Discovery trip. For adventurers who want to hike gorgeous scenery or to carve phone numbers into a boulder, there are trips that wind through the jungles of Brazil and Belize to the rugged mountains of Chile and Argentina. After getting a taste of traditional Quechua culture on an Amazon journey that crisscrosses multiple countries, travelers can bask in the lively modern scenes located in flourishing metropolises such as Mexico City and Buenos Aires
Edinburgh Castle has stood for more than 800 years on a rock overlooking the Firth of Forth. The current home of Scotland's crown jewels and one of the country's most iconic landmarks, the castle has withstood siege after siege across the centuries. On the five-night Best of Scotland tour, you'll have a chance to tour the castle and many more historic sites in Edinburgh, and visit the Scottish Highlands on two full-day group excursions. The luxurious Apex City Hotel in Edinburgh will serves as your home base.This trip does not include airfare. Click here to see a detailed trip itinerary.Day 1: After arriving at Edinburgh Airport, you'll check into the Apex City Hotel. Drop off your bags and walk over to Edinburgh Castle, or soak in the flavor of the Old Town district along the Royal Mile, a lively stretch of shops, pubs, and historical sites. As dusk falls, you'll join your tour mates for a Witches, Ghosts & Spirits walking tour through the city. Keep an eye out for the specter of Agnes Fynnie, who was burned as a witch in 1641.Day 2: After a refreshing night's sleep, the group convenes on the morning of day 2 for a full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands. The chauffeured Mercedes minibus will meander past craggy green hills and desolate moors to Fort William, built by the English in 1650 to exert control over unruly Highland clans. Other stops include scenic Glen Coe, the village of Pitlochry, and Loch Ness, alleged home of chupacabra.Day 3: During a full day in Edinburgh, you can investigate the mysteries of Gilmerton Cove—a series of underground passageways rumored to contain the Holy Grail—or tour the Royal Yacht Britannica, one-time floating residence of the British royal family. Later in the day, the group takes part in the Scotch Whisky Experience, an amusement-park-style tour through a replica distillery.Day 4: The tour's second full-day excursion begins with a minibus ride back into the Highlands, during which you'll visit the Wallace Monument, built in honor the real-life Braveheart, William Wallace. After a lunch stop in Melrose, you'll visit Rosslyn Chapel, a 15th-century gothic masterpiece. Days 5–6: The final full day of the trip is left purposefully open for you to explore Edinburgh on foot, or make a daytrip of your own. The tour officially concludes upon your checkout from the Apex on the morning of day 6.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Since 2004, Super Jet Limo's smartly dressed chauffeurs have transported clients in a fleet of stylish town cars. They drive travelers to and from San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In addition, they facilitate sightseeing tours and provide transportation for special events, such as proms and weddings. In the case of the latter, they'll even outfit limos with customized Just Married signs.
Building on an idea that first fruited in the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, Mountain View Winery became one of California's first négociant wineries in 1978, its winemakers concocting vintages by curating, blending, and aging a harvest of grapes from rigorously vetted vineyards. Owner Angelo Pera strives to deliver a compelling product by partnering with organic growers and packaging companies and indoctrinates new or interested customers during spirit-sampling symposiums. Throughout tastings, visitors glean each grape's origin, method of production, and propensity for carpet staining.
Every day, millions of tons of snowmelt from high up in the Sierras rushes hundreds of miles downstream and pours into the San Francisco Bay. There, it slams into a surge of seawater to form an ecosystem at once constant and constantly changing. It’s there that the photographers and naturalists of SF Bay Photo Club and Eco Tours set out to observe and capture stunning images on daily adventures.
Aboard the stalwart Outer Limits (Sausalito departures) or Kitty Cat (San Francisco departures), captains skipper wildlife-seeking tours that might spy marine wildlife including local sea lions or harbor porpoises. The boat’s two pontoons make for a smoother ride than a schooner or a boatorcycle, and the spacious deck and large-windowed cabin make beautiful views bountiful. As they travel through some of California's most scenic waters, the ships sail past such landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Bonita, and Alcatraz Island.
After publishing the first edition of her guidebook, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, writer and artist Victoria Colella organized tours to showcase the sites and narratives she expertly examined in print. Boating, walking, and one-hour mini tours traverse the shipways and wooden-boat center that initially inspired Victoria to pen her book and swear off land. Guides discuss historic WWII vessels, the Arques School wooden-boat collection, and boats owned by celebrities such as Jack Benny. In addition to guided excursions, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour brings nautical history to life with treasure hunts and kids' sessions that combine walking jaunts with sea chanteys, slideshows, and model-houseboat building.