Category: Small Group Discoveries

Far from Egypt, a Nile River Cruise

When you think of the Nile, the meandering river through Egypt’s temple-dotted, desert landscapes probably comes to mind. But a 4,258-mile waterway is bound to flow through a huge array of ecosystems. As for the […]

Undiscovered Uganda

Unspoiled, Magnificent, and Teeming with Wildlife Robustly fertile and lush, Uganda hums with the call of primates, the crunch of mammals roaming through underbrush, and the trill and screech of birdlife. It is perhaps one […]

Tracking the Last of the Great Apes

Deep in the dense jungles that skirt Uganda’s western Rift Valley, you follow the footsteps of your primate-specialist guides. All is quiet in this lush primeval world, the last remaining habitat of the mountain gorilla. […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Uganda

“Habari?” You might hear this friendly Swahili greeting on the streets of Entebbe or when you awake in the morning to join your guides in search of Uganda’s magnificent mountain gorillas. “What’s news?” they are […]

Italy’s North: A Cornucopia for Food Lovers

If you think Tuscany has the last word on Italian cuisine, think again. The nation’s less-visited regions to the north—Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna—boast their own bounty of mouthwatering, fresh-from-the-earth specialties. Journey with us on our new […]

Lake Maggiore & Stresa: Singular Sensations

Our Discovery Tours small group spends two nights on the bucolic shores of Lake Maggiore, using the lakeside belle époque town of Stresa as our base. This magnificent setting is more than just a pretty […]

Turin: One of Italy’s Best Kept Secrets

Equally elegant and hip, the Piedmont capital of Turin is one of Italy’s most surprising cities. Fanciful tree-lined avenues lead to art deco cafes and Renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neoclassical facades. Splendid art galleries and opera houses serve as the cherished repositories of northern Italian culture. And public squares, neatly tended gardens, stately castles and grand palaces that were built between the 16th and 18th centuries recall Turin’s heyday as the glittering capital of the House of Savoy. Discovery Tours’ new Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes itinerary unveils its treasures.

Cinque Terre: Time Capsule of Old Italy

Few travel experiences match that moment when you lay eyes on your first village of Cinque Terre. Colorful clusters of houses cling to rocky slopes rising from the sea against a backdrop of emerald-green hills. […]

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up Time is a relative concept in Nicaragua. In a matter of a few hours, you can peer into the primeval mouth of an active volcano, still bubbling after its […]

Here’s What’s Brewing in Nicaragua

It’s no secret that coffee is one of Nicaragua’s largest exports. The rich volcanic soil is among the world’s most fertile and, kissed by a warm climate, nurtures vast expanses of plantations. The coffee beans are actually seeds of the berries that grow on the coffea plant. The seeds are extracted the berries, dried, and roasted before they are shipped to your friendly local barista.