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These vacations usually spend 2 or 3 nights in each location visited and usually only a few locations are visited. A tour guide is not included, but there is a host available to answer questions and suggest sightseeing. Few meals and some sightseeing are included, but a lot of free time to explore is available. These vacations are ideal for independent travelers looking to set their own pace.

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Paris & London 2015
Paris & London 2015
7 days from $1,477

Paris and London are not just perfect settings for novels, but also for a vacation filled with fun, adventure, and memories. Enjoy 3 nights in Paris and 3 nights in London with included sightseeing to the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and St. Paul's Cathedral.

China Escape 2015
China Escape 2015
9 days from $1,815

Escape to China on this 9-day vacation to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. While travelling enjoy private guided excursions with a local expert to the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors, Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai museum.

Costa Rica Wonders 2015
Costa Rica Wonders 2015
7 days from $969

Enjoy the Pura Vida "pure life" on this 7 day tropical vacation exploring natural thermal springs and lava trails in Arenal, venture into Monteverde's Cloud Forest with an expert Naturalist and enjoy plenty of time at leisure to absorb the breathtaking views.

Best Of Australia 2015
Best Of Australia 2015
13 days from $4,435

Spend 13 days exploring Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne where you will cruise to Green Island, visit Manly beach, see the Opera House, join a local Anangu guide for an interpretive walk around the base of Uluru and witness the spectacular sunset at Kata Tjuta.

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