Whether you are looking to rediscover classic cities, hoping to explore the wild side of travel, are into touching history in ancient lands, or are simply looking to feel small â we have the perfect tour for you. Life is better in unfiltered.
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Take a journey back in time as you amble through the monuments, tombs and temples that line the ancient avenues of Egypt. Gaze up at the Great Sphinx and the panoramic pyramids of Giza, venture inside a pyramid and stand awestruck in the face of astonishing temples built for the gods. Travel to Alexandria, historically known as the capital of knowledge and learning, and soak in the splendour of picturesque scenery as you spend seven days cruising down the Nile. Relax by the Red Sea and experience brilliant white sand and sparkling turquoise waters in the coastal town of Hurghada. On this tour, get swept away in Egyptâs living history with every sight you see and every city you visit.
Departures: November 2023March, April, October & November 2024
Flanked by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal seems to enchant anyone who has made a trip along its 1,800 km of pristine coastline. With picturesque vineyards, jagged cliffs and hilly cities, history can be found on every cobblestoned street, and the Portugal experience is different for each traveller. Warm people and delicious food are central to every visit. If salted cod and fresh sardines are everyday staples, the PastĂ©is de BelĂ©m pastry is now an institution in its own right.
Departures: September & October 2023April, May & September 2024
A lyrical culture in a land of 40 shades of green, Ăire is seducing at every turn. From the untamed quiet of Connemara to the thunderous waves crashing against the Cliffs of Moher, through the famous Giantâs Causeway coast, itâs easy to understand why residents of the Emerald Isle proclaim that their land is the most beautiful in the world. The melting pot of eras offers an experience rich in modern culture, founded on over 5,500 years of history and ancestral traditions.
Departures: September & October 2023April, May, September & October 2024
A cherished favourite for many travellers, and the home of the âDolce Vitaâ way of life, Italy has an expansive and established influence in world culture. Fall under the subliminal charm of fine leathers, renaissance art, classical music, delicate pasta, Neapolitan pizza, wonderful wines, fresh mozzarella and velvety chocolate. From Veniceâs waterways and Pisaâs leaning tower, to Florenceâs Duomo and Cinque Terreâs panoramic views â an unforgettable experience awaits. Our complete itinerary goes beyond the essentials and is the perfect way to discover Italy for the first, second or tenth time.
Departures: September 2023April, May, September & October 2024
With some of Europeâs oldest civilizations developing in this country, impressive monuments still stand as proof of the empires that once called the ancient Panhellenic capital home. While the mainlandâs architecture will take you on a trip through time, the Cyclades of Mykonos and Santorini will inspire you to cherish the simpler things in life. Endless blue seas, whitewashed buildings at dramatic angles and pink skies play backdrop to the distinctive cultural heritage and fascinating local traditions of a millennia-old and multifaceted civilization. Local favourites of fresh seafood, strong Ouzo liquor, sun-filled tomatoes, perfectly ripe olives and organic feta cheese will quickly become yours, too.
Departures: September 2023May & September 2024
Whether you are relaxing next to the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic, strolling through the historical city centers of Split or Dubrovnik, or taking in the fairy tale beauty of Plitviceâs 100 synchronized waterfalls, experience life in landscape with endless immersive views. In Bosnia, you will learn about the Balkan regionâs tumultuous history, while Slovenia will overwhelm you with exquisite views of alpine lakes and million-year-old cave formations. If that isnât reason enough, get an early taste of what the world is discovering to be a budding wine region.
Departures: May & September 2023April, May & September 2024
This land of ethnic splendours offers distinct cultural experiences that vary depending on where you are standing. Experience colonial Conquistador plazas in major cities, local handmade bead wares, charming communities living among the rolling Andean peaks and soaring condors. No visit would be complete without discovering Machu Picchu, the mystical remnants of the great Incan Empire dating back over 700 years. Practice your conversational Quechuan, one of the oldest native languages still spoken today, and cleanse your palate with wedges of sweet Cherimoya fruit, spicy Aji and savory ceviche.
Departures: October 2023March & November 2024
Fresh artichokes, tomatoes, sweet almonds, aubergine and cold pressed olive oil will never taste the same. The south of Italy has its own spin on everything, and food is only one example. Lose yourself in the Sicilian heartland and learn about the myriad of civilizations that each left their mark on the island. Discover Greek temples, Arab-inspired markets, Norman castles, and the shimmering beauty of the volcanic Aeolian Islands. A few kilometres north, Calabria and Puglia offer distinct culinary traditions and spectacular coastal towns. Celebrate the art of living, eating and travelling slowly, in the region that started it all.
Departures: May, September & October 2024
The vibrant contrast of the orange clay architecture against electric blue skies will draw you further into the lively yet ancient culture of this modern kingdom. Marvel at the splendour of royal palaces, coastal havens, lavish Riads, disorientating souk streets, and local artisanry. Savour local cuisines, both unexpected and familiar. Venture through the Merzouga desert on camel back, knowing that a unique and restful night under the stars of the Sahara awaits.
Departures: April & October 2024
Sweeping panoramic views, a rich and diversified cultural heritage and a true wildlife haven are here to be discovered. In a few words, be ready to feel small â stand between two oceans at the southern tip of the continent, witness the Big Five up-close in their natural habitat, and cruise near the worldâs largest waterfall. Enjoy some of the finest wines, a product of this unique climate. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will awaken all your senses.
Departures: October & November 2023February, March, April, September & October 2024
If you come to Vietnam for the delicious food, dramatic landscapes and bustling markets, you will stay for the people whose complex history and rich heritage continue to seduce even the most seasoned travellers. Be humbled by the recounting of war-time stories with French colonial buildings as a backdrop in Ho Chi Minh City. Embrace the sense of awe that takes over while waking up to the dragon-like island formations dotting Ha Long Bay. Get up close and personal with locals while discovering true foodie culture, spanning from humble broths to rich curries. The sprawling temples of Angkor will leave you speechless, as Cambodiaâs ancient traditions contrast with modern culture.
Departures: October 2023February & October 2024
Captivating moments await curious travellers and history buffs alike. Gaze at the evolution of different architectural styles. Walk across roman bridges while biting into a warm strudel. Quietly enjoy world-class street melodies. Taste a savoury Pierogi made using a century-old original recipe. Feel the emotional remnants of human conflict. These four cities and their countries come together seamlessly to form a timeless tour that will continue to mesmerize travellers for years to come.
Departures: September 2023May & September 2024
A little bit more about our unique approach to retiree travel…
When we say we are all-inclusive, we mean it. Our tours have everything you need to sit back and enjoy your experience. No precious time wasted, no extra costs, no fine print.
Feel free to break away and to rejoin the group whenever you want – we’ll even give you tips on how to get around and what there is to see. Just give us a heads up!
Our Group Gurus are full of good ideas; just ask for recommendations, or better yet – join them for an evening activity. We also have optional excursions during scheduled free time (at NO additional cost!). Check out our apple strudel-making class in Vienna on Day 12.
All-inclusive doesnât mean âall of my timeâ
While everything is included on an Approach tour, we built our experiences with different travel styles in mind. After all, your time is yours to enjoy as you please.
(Toronto gateways are included)
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Thank you!!!!! I just returned a week ago from the Ireland tour. Amazing from start to finish. Good food laughs and new friends made. Joe the guru, was so nice and always made sure we were safe and accounted for. His singing…. well that’s something else! Don’t give up your day job Joe.
I have been traveling solo for 15 years and this trip with Approach Tours has been my most memorable. Our Group Guru, was certainly like family and to say the least was the kindest and most helpful of all gurus. We enjoyed our meals and free time together and the magnificence of Machu Picchu was beyond my wildest dreams.
Our trip to Ireland was extraordinary. The staff at Approach Tours was fantastic, always there for us and other people in all situations. If we had a concern it was dealt with immediately. Ireland is a wonderful place and I would recommend this trip and Approach Tours to anyone.
Sara was outstanding! She was super organized, knew her stuff and very joyful! She would bend over backward to accommodate. Ingo was pleasant and knowledgeable, professional and kind. A great team for exploring Sicily.
Heather & Lynn Bryngelson
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