WanderTours http://wandertours.com Be. There. Now. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:42:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Eagle Creek 40L Global Companion Bag Giveaway http://wandertours.com/eagle-creek-40l-global-companion-bag-giveaway/ http://wandertours.com/eagle-creek-40l-global-companion-bag-giveaway/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:28:01 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=15185 Eagle Creek Global CompanionI know, I know. You’ve heard it from me many times before. I’m a big advocate of packing light.

There are many reasons why but most notably because you are simply safer if you’re not having to manage a bunch of luggage while making your way through an airport, train station or big city.

While the Eagle Creek 40L Global Companion might be a little small for a big adventure, it’s definitely a great go-to bag for a shorter getaway, be it for business, vacation or adventure.

Lucky you. I’m giving away one this month!

First, about the bag…

The Global Companion comes in two sizes, the 65L and the 40L. I have found that with my body size (5′ 2″) the 40L fits me better (although I have a friend who’s just a tad taller than I am and she loves her 65L).

While the bag is designed as a backpack, you don’t have to actually wear it on your back. It also has two handles, one on the top and one on the side with the one on the side a better option for carrying it. Both handles are great for placing it and moving it around in the overhead bin.

If I’m walking a short distance, I find myself just slinging the bag over one Eagle Creek Global Companion insidearm/shoulder rather than putting both arms through the straps and carrying it on my back.

The bag opens like a clam shell and has mesh openings on each side so you can easily see inside both sections making it easy to organize. A few other outstanding features:

  • Shoe compartment in the bottom to keep them away from your clothes.
  • Compression straps to keep the size minimized and easier for putting it in the overhead bin.
  • Rainfly to protect the bag in bad weather.
  • Padded laptop sleeve for easy removal at TSA.

The bag weighs just over 3.5 pounds making it pretty darn light as bags go.

Would you like you’re very own Eagle Creek 40L Global Companion bag?

Now about the drawing…

1) Send me your favorite travel tip using this contact form. It can be anything! Favorite travel gear, a money saving tip, how to meet the locals, best way to book your flights. Let me hear it!

2) You’ll need to be subscribed to the Wanderlust and Lipstick newsletter. Click on that link and enter your email address. Be sure to check the WaL box.

3) This contest closes at 11:59 pm PST on July 31, 2018 and I’ll choose one lucky winner using a random number generator on August 1, 2018.

Approximate value for the Eagle Creek 40L Global Companion bag is $160!

* Eagle Creek is happy to ship to a winner with an address in the U.S. or Canada. Winner will have three days to reply once being notified. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.

I’m looking forward to hearing your tips and sharing them in a blog post on the Wanderlust and Lipstick site in August!

Be Bold,

Beth

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Experience North India http://wandertours.com/experience-north-india/ http://wandertours.com/experience-north-india/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:45:37 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=14773

Looking for our India tour(s)? We’re so happy you landed here!

We’re currently working on our latest itineraries and if you contact us, we’ll let you know as soon as they get posted to the website.

Our next adventure is planned for the fall of 2018.

What can you expect from one of our tours? Here’s the lowdown on our North India trip…

This 14-day women-only tour of North India is one of our most popular at WanderTours and sells out quickly. You’ll take in the highlights of North India’s spectacular architecture as you explore the Jain temples, Agra’s Red Fort, Jaipur—often referred to as The Pink City—the Royal City Palace and of course, the iconic Taj Mahal – a breathtaking experience.

But this is more than a tour of the highlights. You’ll also partake in one of India’s biggest festivals, Diwali, the Festival of Lights and, if you choose the Varanasi add-on, you’ll witness the spirituality and culture of India in aarti (prayer) ceremonies on the Ganges River. 

India Aarti Prayer Varanasi

You’ll be immersed in Indian culture in an intimate way as you are welcomed into homes for cooking classes, demonstrations and meals. And, you’ll have an opportunity to see firsthand the organizations that are helping marginalized women and children by visiting The Salaam Baalak Trust and the Sambhali Trust – often a highlight for many of our tour participants.

Sambhali Trust India

There’s nothing like traveling with a group of women to explore another culture! And with the ample time to shop the colorful markets and explore some dining on your own, you’ll leave this tour not only with a deep love for India, but a feeling of sisterhood with the group.

Group India Udaipur

With only 15 spots, this tour sells out every time and this one will be no exception! Contact us right away to get on our North India waiting list or if you have any questions about this tour. 

Cheers and happy travels!

Teresa

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Learning About New Orleans http://wandertours.com/learning-about-new-orleans/ http://wandertours.com/learning-about-new-orleans/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:01:24 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=14264 French Quarter New Olreans LouisianaOn the New Orleans Culinary Tour from Wandertours you will experience this Louisiana city through its varied food cultures. To whet your appetite for travel to the Crescent City, here are other facts about New Orleans.

It is called the Crescent City because it sits in a bend of the Mississippi River, a bend which curves in the shape of a crescent.

The Mississippi began creating that crescent around 2200 BCE. Archaeologists think that people began living where New Orleans is now somewhere between 300 and 400 CE. We know they made pottery, and it’s likely they traded with other tribes up and down the river.

Frenchman Jean-Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, founded the city of Nouvelle Orleans on May 7, 1718. The city was named to honor the Duke of Orleans, who was regent of France at the time. Note that date: 2018 is an important anniversary year.

At parades in New Orleans — and there are plenty — there are bands. What about the people you’ll see behind the musicians, waving handkerchiefs, twirling parasols, dancing through the streets? They are second lining, a New Orleans tradition begun as jazz bands played in funeral processions, and mourners and friends joined in the walk. Doesn’t have to be a funeral to bring forth second liners now, though.

New Orleans French Quarter corner by tpsDave

A visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art will reveal a collection of nearly 40,000 artworks, particularly strong in art from France, from Africa, and from the Americas.

The Museum of Art is located in New Orleans City Park. The park provides 1,300 acres of green space and recreation for the city. Founded in 1854, it is one of the country’s oldest urban parks. Grounds include sports fields, forested walking trails, and a historic carousel.

Voodoo, an idea long associated with New Orleans, is a mystical practice involving, among other things, belief a supreme being, intercessors or saints, and use of drums and chanting. It had its beginnings in the religions of West Africa. Slavery times took believers into contact with other religions of Africa, to communities in Brazil and the Caribbean, and to New Orleans. It has been both banned and praised in the city across the centuries. The most famous voodoo queen is Marie Laveau, who died in 1881. If you visit her tomb in Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1 you’ll see that people still leave offerings to seek her favor.

New Orleans is known, rightly so, as the birthplace of jazz.

New Orleans music statues by N Bauer

Ragtime, swing, brass band music, Creole music, Cajun music, Zydeco, blues, soul, pop, and rock and roll have all crossed paths in the music of New Orleans. There’s a strong country music factor. Gospel and spiritual music have history in the city, too. All that said, the first opera ever performed in the United States took place in New Orleans, in 1796. In the nineteenth century, New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk expanded classical music‘s boundaries by drawing on ideas from his mother’s Creole background to compose his works. These days, the New Orleans Opera Company is going strong and the musician governed Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, based in New Orleans, brings top class classical music to the Gulf south.

To learn about the history, culture, and especially the foods of New Orleans, sign up for Wandertours New Orleans Culinary Tour.

Photographs by Nicole Bauer, tpsDave, and llambrano, all courtesy of Pixabay.

Kerry Dexter writes about the arts, history and travel for print, online, and broadcast, as well as at her own site Music Road.

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Eating Vegetarian in Santa Fe http://wandertours.com/eating-vegetarian-in-santa-fe/ http://wandertours.com/eating-vegetarian-in-santa-fe/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:30:25 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=14216 WanderTours Santa Fe trip offers the opportunity to learn about culinary styles of Santa Fe and the southwest through visits with respected cooks and chefs. Corn, beans, rice, chiles of all sorts feature in the food you will learn about. You’ll have the chance to explore to explore vegetarian food in Santa Fe on your own, too. Here are ideas to help you begin that exploration.

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Cowgirl BBQ might not come first to mind when you are thinking of enjoying a vegetarian meal in Santa Fe. Their Five Pepper Nachos have been singled out for praise by the Wall Street Journal, though, and you will find a range of vegetarian choices for quesadillas, veg selections in the burger menu, vegetarian chili, plenty of side dishes, and for comfort food, a popular butternut squash casserole. The restaurant is in a hundred year old adobe a short way off the Plaza, and veg dishes are marked with a bright green leaf on the menu.

No need for menu markings at Annapurna’s World Cafe: everything on the menu is vegetarian and much is or can be made vegan. When restaurant founder Yashoda Naidoo moved from India to New Mexico, she found she had to cook for herself as there was no place around which met her strict Ayurvedic dining requirements. She was soon asked to cook for others, and Annapurna’s came to be. Many of the dishes are Indian, there are many creative veg combinations, and an extensive dessert menu as well. Menu items feature seasonal produce and include a South Indian Sampler plate, Masala Dosa, and Kitchari. In another creative combination there are burritos which use traditional Indian flatbread chapati instead of tortillas to hold the ingredients. Annapurna’s is on Saint Michael’s Drive.

The Plaza Cafe has been dishing up American diner fare and New Mexico favorites to Santa Fe residents and visitors since 1905. The menu includes dishes from the current owners’ Greek heritage as well. Look closely at the menu and you’ll find veg dishes among the meat offerings. You can have tacos filled with calabacitas (a form of squash), a Greek salad with feta and olives, fajitas with portabella mushrooms, or perhaps huevos rancheros with red and green (known in Santa Fe as Christmas) chile.

New Mexico Corn by Santa Fe School of Cooking

At Bumblebee’s Baja Grill, you’ll find an informal atmosphere and a menu which draws from New Mexican, Mexican, and American cooking. Tofu and Beyond Meat vegan chicken are offered among the choices to customize your taco or burrito. A rarity in Santa Fe, there is vegan tortilla stew (it’s usually flavored with meat) and as a long simmering dish, it’s not one a restaurant can easily customize for non-meat eaters. Other vegetarian friendly dishes include a whole range of vegetarian burritos and tacos and the choice to have any of their burgers with a vegetarian patty.

A brewpub might not strike you as a likely place for a vegetarian meal, but Second Street Brewery in The Railyard district has you covered. Starters include a New Mexico cheese plate and nachos you can customize by adding mushrooms. There is plenty of veg-based fare on the main menu too. Dishes include the Total Vegetarian, which includes sweet potato, quinoa, and fresh veg, a Smoked Portabella Wrap, seasonal vegetables, and green chile mac and cheese. At times your meal will come with a side of live music, as well. There are two other locations in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe has been a crossroads of cultures, trade, arts, and food for more than four hundred years. It still is. Seeking out vegetarian food in Santa Fe offers unique ways to explore those cultural intersections. Learn about Wandertours Santa Fe culinary trip where you’ll meet up with chefs, cooks, and scholars, and have the chance to explore the tastes of Santa Fe on your own, too.

Photographs by Remcoosculiflowers/Pixabay and Tourism Santa Fe

Kerry Dexter writes about the arts, history and travel for print, online, and broadcast, as well as at her own site Music Road.

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Papua New Guinea Celebrates at The Goroka Show http://wandertours.com/papua-new-guinea-celebrates-at-the-goroka-show/ http://wandertours.com/papua-new-guinea-celebrates-at-the-goroka-show/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:43:36 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=14209 Papua New Guinea is a country where people often live separated by geography and history, focused on their own nearby community and tribe. Singsings, though, are gatherings where tribes share their traditional dress, music, and dance. The largest of these, named for the town in which it is held, is the Goroka Show.

In 2018 the Goroka Show will mark its 61st anniversary. It began when members of the Papua New Guinea police force who came from Australia were looking for ways to encourage tribes to interact with each other. Remembering tribal gatherings in Australia, they decided to introduce the idea to PNG. These days natives of  Papua New Guinea and visitors from across the world come to experience the Goroka Show — and it will be part of Wandertours 2018 visit to Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Gunie Goroka Traditional Dress by The Keys

You will see dancers and singers who paint their faces and bodies in many colors and designs. They will dress in costumes which might include head and body adornment made of feathers of all sorts, bone and wood ornament, and in the case of the Mudmen from the Asaro Valley, head and face covering made of clay and meant, some say, to suggest or evoke ghosts and spirits. One story tells that tribe members, fleeing an attack, hid in the Asaro river. When they rose up their bodies were covered with the light colored mud from the river. Their attackers thought they were spirits and ran away. Later, still covered with mud, they went to see where the other tribe was. Their adversaries, seeing them on land, were even more convinced they were seeing ghosts and were frightened away. Adding fearsome masks to their attire (they thought river mud would be poisonous if applied to their faces), the Mudmen built up the battle attire for which they are still known.

The singing and drumming you will hear at the Goroka Show will feature vocal harmony and rhythm, and different patterns of drum sounds. It is bound to have a lot of variety: more than 700 languages are spoken on Papua New Guinea. Many of the songs and dances tell stories related to local myths, legends, and history, and may have ceremonial purposes too. If you’d like a preview of what some of the music may be like, Healing, Feasting and Magical Ritual: Songs and Dance From Papua New Guinea is a recording which offers music from five of Papua New Guinea’s regions.

It can be quite a sight, and sound, as the dancers and singers from varied regions compete to show off their cultures and tell their stories through music, dance, and costume at the Goroka Show. Many New Guineans come to experience and learn about their own culture. Visitors from around the world join them. Would you like to join in too? Find out more about Wandertours Papua New Guinea tour which in September 2018 will include the Goroka Show.

Photographs by The Keys/Pixabay (person in traditional dress) and Beth Whitman (Asaro Mudman)

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Kerry Dexter writes about the arts, history, and travel for print, online, and broadcast media and at her own site Music Road

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A Q&A with Bonnie from Santa Fe’s Kakawa Chocolate House http://wandertours.com/a-qa-with-bonnie-from-santa-fes-kakawa-chocolate-house/ http://wandertours.com/a-qa-with-bonnie-from-santa-fes-kakawa-chocolate-house/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:21:52 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=14159 We do some chocolate tasting on our Santa Fe Culinary Tour and one of our favorite stops is the Kakawa Chocolate House, best-known for its chocolate elixirs. We thought it would be interesting to get a little bit of background about this delectable business from Bonnie Bennett, who co-owns it with her husband, Tony.

Kakawa chocolate

Q. Drinking chocolate or elixir is your house specialty. Can you tell us a little bit about the history of drinking chocolate?
A. It’s a looong history but here’s a quick version!

The Theobroma Cacao (tree) species, which is believed to have been around for over 10 thousand years, began to be processed by the Olmec in southern Mexico over three millennia ago. The rulers of the Maya appear in research to have been the first to create a cacao, chocolaty, frothy drink. The Aztecs who followed also used cacao as a drink and as a form of currency (cacao beans). Post destruction of the Aztec culture, the Spanish conquerors and many European capitals perpetuated “drinking chocolate” long before it became the super sweet, milky version most people recognize today as “hot chocolate” or the solid processed bars of our current history. Cacao has one of the longest histories with a wealth of historical and pictorial imagery dating back thousands of years. Truly “food of the Gods”

Q. Why did you choose to make drinking chocolate your main focus?
A. Kakawa Chocolate House was founded on the concept of re-introducing guests to chocolate! With extensive research of the role and recipes of cacao (chocolate) in the Mayan and Aztec cultures as well as in old Europe and colonial America, this remains a fascination and focus of Kakawa. Over the years we have used this research as a platform to create new and special contemporary elixir blends as well as amazing handmade truffles, caramels, baked goods and even organic ice creams!

Q. What is your favorite drinking elixir? Why?
A. With 16 to choose from I have several favorites! My single top pick? That has to be the Mayan Full Spice. In addition to being historically based on recipes from (literally) thousands of years ago it is amazingly complex with layers and layers of flavors created by herbs, florals, spices, nuts and, of course, chili.

Q. What is the most popular item you sell?
A. Our elixirs as a category are the most popular reason to come to Kakawa Chocolate House but our single most popular item is our amazing sea salt caramel. It is unlike any other you may have tried. Dreamy and delicious!

Kakawa Rose Caramels

Q. I know your caramels are made with agave rather than sugar. What other local flavors will we find in your chocolates?
A. We are big believers in local and seasonal, and never use preservatives or corn syrups. Depending on the season, you may find a variety of local ingredients including mint, lavender, pinon nuts, apricots and of course, many varietals of New Mexican chilies! Other regional ingredients include prickly pear, mescal and other herbs.

Q. How did you get into the chocolate business? How long have you been in the business?
A. After leaving New York’s fashion industry we were intrigued by the concept and research that founded Kakawa Chocolate House and wanted to find a way to perpetuate these ideas and share some chocolate love! My husband and I have owned and run Kakawa for over six years. You can find one of us there every day!

Kakawa Chocolate House

Q. Do you eat chocolate every day?
A. Absolutely! I find a meal isn’t complete without a bite of good dark chocolate. There is the happiness (serotonin) factor of course, but also extensive medical research detailing how healthful good quality dark chocolate is for our bodies, hearts and minds! So, what’s not to love!

Q. What are your favorite chocolate flavor combinations?
A. Too many to name! Our chocolatiers are always creating new and unusual combinations to delight the palette, so I am never without a “new” favorite! Some of my classic favorites include Blueberry and Basil, and Cherry Chili. Really anything with chili and dark chocolate; those Mayans knew what they were doing thousands of years ago!

Photo credits:
All photos supplied by Kakawa Chocolate House

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North India Women-only Cultural Tour http://wandertours.com/north-india-women-only-cultural-tour-fall-2012/ http://wandertours.com/north-india-women-only-cultural-tour-fall-2012/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:04:09 +0000 http://wandertours.com/?p=2021 women-only tour includes many of North India's highlights as well as experiences specially chosen for the woman interested in an unparalleled India experience. You'll visit the Taj Mahal, enjoy a spectacular evening of Diwali festivities and a take trip to the ancient temple complex at Bateshwar. You'll also be actively involved in the local culture as you have lunch at the home of a Jodhpur family, watch a live Bollywood performance that will be a feast for the senses and visit handicraft workshops benefiting a village's poor children.]]> Women at the Taj Mahal IndiaTour Closed

 

 

* Sorry you missed this tour. Please see our 2013 tour to India.

North India Cultural Tour for Women

Number of days: 14

 

Itinerary dates: November 4 – 17, 2012

Tour Leader: Dianne Sharma-Winter

WanderTours Giving Program – A portion of your tour cost will go to supporting a non-profit program in North India. You will have a chance to visit and learn more about the program during the tour.

This 14-day women-only tour includes many of North India’s highlights as well as experiences for the woman interested in an unparalleled India experience.

You’ll visit the Taj Mahal, enjoy a spectacular evening of Diwali festivities and a take trip to the ancient temple complex at Bateshwar. You’ll also be actively involved in the local culture as you have lunch at the home of a Jodhpur family, watch a live Bollywood performance that will be a feast for the senses and visit handicraft workshops benefiting a village’s poor children.

Read India FAQs and learn about what to expect in India
See Hotels in North India
View North India Photo Gallery
See Beth’s recommended books on India

 

Itinerary
Day 1
November 4, 2012 – Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at the airport (usually late evening), you will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 2
November 5, 2012 – Delhi

On this, your first full day in India, the group will tour both Old and New Delhi. You’ll start by visiting Old Delhi which is filled with street markets and bazaars found among a maze of narrow lanes. You’ll visit the famous Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Mosque and bustling Chandni Chowk – an area known for its variety of street stalls and shops.Rajasthan Man with Pipe

After lunch, the group will tour New Delhi with its wide tree-lined boulevards and upscale homes. You’ll see beautiful parks, the magnificent Parliament Building, Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India) and India Gate. You’ll also visit some of New Delhi’s more interesting sites including Qutab Minar, the 72.5 meter tower that dates back to the 13th century, and Humanyunʹs Tomb (built in the 16th century).

This will be a full day and in the evening the group will go to the Kingdom of Dreams to see a Bollywood musical show. This theatrical performance is the ultimate in entertainment. Located across acres of land, this magnificent event distills India into one iconic destination and brings to life a blend of Indiaʹs art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing arts. Overnight in Delhi.

StarHIGHLIGHT! Today will be a fantastic introduction to not only the city of Delhi but also to India itself as you’ll see a wide cross-section of life and culture. While the Kingdom of Dreams is entertainment, it is an excellent overview of things to come during your journey.

Day 3
November 6, 2012 – Delhi‐ Jodhpur ‐ Rohet

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the airport to board a flight to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, you’ll tour the area, visiting Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some sections of the thin marble walls are translucent (often referred to as something of a miracle). You’ll also visit Umaid Bhawan Palace – the only Indian palace built in the mid-20th century and a good representation of Indo‐colonial style.

For lunch, you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family, where you’ll get to experience the hospitality for which India is so famous. You’ll see what a typical Rajasthani home looks like and have the chance to learn about local culture and customs.

In the afternoon, you’ll drive to Rohetgarh. Overnight in Rohet.

StarHIGHLIGHT! You’ll marvel at Mehrangarh Fort which stands sentinel to the grandeur of the past. It houses a palace intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows that are exquisitely created from red sandstone and include a rich collection of palanquins, howdas, royal cradels and miniature paintings.

 

Bishnoi Woman IndiaDay 4
November 7, 2012 – Rohet

Today, you’ll spend the morning enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting. You’ll learn to prepare some delightful traditional Indian cuisine and take home recipes, photos and memories of this amazing meal.

In the afternoon, you’ll take a jeep safari to the nearby Rabari and Bishnoi villages, where locals maintain quite traditional lifestyles. Overnight in Rohet.

StarHIGHLIGHT! The Bishnois are a community famous for their rich cultural Rajasthani life and their true love for nature and animals. They are protectorates of this area which is dominated by deer and antelope, often seen grazing in the fields.

 

Day 5
November 8, 2012 – Rohet ‐ Deogarh

After an early breakfast, the group will drive to Deogarh (approximately 6 hours away). Upon arrival, you’ll check in to your magnificent hotel, which is a castle that dates back to medieval Rajasthan, and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have some leisure time to relax or perhaps hike in the hills or take a walk through the village.Henna in India

In the evening there will be a cultural performance by local artists and musicians. Overnight in Deogarh.

Day 6
November 9, 2012 – Deogarh

This will be another day to fully enjoy the area and take advantage of a number of activities available. This might include a morning walk with breakfast served along the way, a Jeep drive into the peaceful countryside or a walk in the woods or village. If you’re interested, you may arrange (at your own expense) a relaxing massage by an expert Ayurvedic masseur from Kerala! Overnight in Deogarh.

 

Day 7
November 10, 2012 – Deogarh ‐ Jaipur

After breakfast, the group will drive to Jaipur (approximately 6 hours) and have lunch along the way. Upon arrival, you’ll check in to the hotel and have time to freshen up before some sightseeing.

In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore the local colorful bazaar. Here you can souvenir shop and also sample some local vendor foods and sweet treats. You may also get your hands painted with henna from roadside mehandiwalas (ladies that specialize in painting hands with henna). Overnight in Jaipur.

StarHIGHLIGHT! Known as the Pink City, the origins of Jaipur can be traced back to the 18th century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Today it has grown into a bustling metropolis yet retains its character and charm. Jaipur is filled with massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and Elephant in Jaipur Indialush gardens.

 

Day 8
November 11, 2012 – Jaipur

Today, you’ll take a full day-tour of Jaipur, starting with the Amber Fort. You may ride an elephant or choose to walk the short distance to the main palace. This is an extremely well-preserved building and delightful to explore. You’ll have a chance to visit the Hall of Victory (glittering with mirrors), Jai Mahal and the Temple of Kali.

In the afternoon, your city tour will continue with stops at the Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observatory) and the Maharaja’s City Palace. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 9
November 12, 2012 – Jaipur ‐ Karauli

In the morning, the group will drive about 4 hours to the ancient city of Karauli, in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, you’ll walk or go by camel cart to see this 600-year-old city where one can visit local handicraft shops such as those making laquerware, bangles, wooden toys, bamboo items, traditional sweets and more.Thali Plate in India

You’ll then visit the 500-year-old city palace which is full of frescos, fine stone carvings and paintings. Before returning to the hotel, you may also visit the famous Lord Krishna Temple (Madan Mohan ji) which is in the city palace campus. At night there is an evening Aarti (prayer). Overnight in Kaurali.

StarHIGHLIGHT! Karauli is somewhat off the beaten path, therefore not as touristy as many places in India. But it’s here you’ll get a sense of royal history and beauty. Known for its red sandstone, it is also considered a holy place to many Indians.

 

Day 10
November 13, 2012 – Karauli ‐ Chambal

In the early morning, you have the option to take a morning yoga class on the palace terrace (from where you can also view the sunrise!). For yoginis of all levels, this gentle routine will be a great way to start the day.

Tour group at Diwali FestivalAfter breakfast, you’ll enjoy a tour of the area which includes an organic dairy and farm (including horses!). You will then have the chance to stop by a nearby school for poor children and a handicraft workshop that’s run by a local N.G.O.

In the evening, the group will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated all over India by welcoming the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.

You’ll join a family for a Puja (prayer) ceremony. There’ll be an offering of flowers, sweets and money and the evening will end in a fireworks display.

Overnight in Chambal.

StarHIGHLIGHT! Diwali celebrations will be a highlight of the tour. You’ll get to experience the local culture and religion during a very auspicious time. The night will be filled with a sumptuous variety of traditional Indian cuisine –  home cooked Indian food and  sweets!

 

Day 11
November 14, 2012 – Chambal

Before breakfast, the group will head out to the nearby Chambal River, where you’ll take a boat ride along this protected waterway. Trained naturalists will accompany the group and provide expert information on the local wildlife. This is a very relaxing and special experience.

After the boat ride, you’ll return to the lodge for breakfast and then have some leisure time to explore the beautiful surroundings, perhaps visiting the nearby village or simply relaxing in the peaceful garden.

In the late afternoon, the group will set out to visit the Bateshwar Temples, an ancient complex located on the Yamuna River. Overnight in Chambal.

StarHIGHLIGHT! The Bateshwar Temples, located just 10 kilometers away, consist of more than 100 temples dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. You’ll be visiting during the annual animal fair which coincides with the most auspicious period for praying at Bateshwar and is an important time for saints, sadhus, tradesmen and villagers.

 

Day 12Group at Taj Mahal
November 15, 2012 – Chambal ‐ Agra
In the morning, the group will depart for Agra. Your first stop is Agra Fort, a massive structure with a 70‐foot high, 1.5‐mile long wall encompassing an astounding collection of well preserved buildings, many of them completed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.

At sunset, you’ll visit Taj Mahal the most iconic of all sights in India. Overnight in Agra.

StarHIGHLIGHT! The Taj Mahal is a breathtaking memorial to Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to complete and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. It’s recognized for its stunning design, perfect symmetry and its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever created.

 

Day 13
November 16, 2012 – Agra ‐ Delhi

In the morning, you’ll have another chance to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for a different perspective of this wonder. You’ll return to the hotel for breakfast and then drive to Delhi (approximately 4 hours).

Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll check in to the hotel and will have some leisure time for either last minute shopping or relaxing. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 14
November 17, 2012 – Delhi ‐ Flight home

On this last full day in India, you’ll be taken on an hour-long guided walk of Delhi led by a young person well-acquainted with street life. While this is a look at India’s sadder side, it will be an enlightening way to leave the country as you’ll have a better understanding of how people learn to survive in the city. All proceeds go directly to helping the Trust that is behind putting together this tour. (Note that this is not a slum tour but a walk through neighborhoods.)

After lunch, you’ll have the rest of the day free for last minute souvenir shopping and relaxing. You’ll have access to the hotel until 7 p.m. and will be transferred to the airport in time for your late night flight home. If you are adding Varanasi on to your itinerary, the add-on includes an additional night in Delhi.

StarAdd-on Option: Varanasi

Cost includes one overnight in Delhi, 2 nights in Varanasi

 

 

Day 15
November 18, 2012 – Delhi ‐ Varanasi (Meals: B)

In the morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board the short flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you’ll check in to your hotel.

Varanasi Ghats IndiaAfter lunch, you’ll drive to Sarnath, one of the most sacred places for Buddhists. This is where Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. You’ll visit famous Dhamaekha Stupa, Moolgandha Kuti Vihar and the Sarnath Museum, which has a rich collection of antiques from Ancient India.

In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Varanasi and, in the evening, visit the Ganges where you’ll take an unforgettable sunset boat ride before witnessing the evening Aarti (prayer) ceremony. Overnight in Varanasi.

StarHIGHLIGHT! The Aarti is a Hindu devotional hymn normally sung at the conclusion of any religious ceremony or puja, or simply by itself at sunrise or sunset. This is an incredibly spiritual event and one you won’t forget.

 

Day 16
November 19, 2012 – Varanasi (Meals: B)

In the early morning, you’ll drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the Ganges again, this time to see the cremation Ghats to witness the long-held traditions of one of the worldʹs oldest and most important religions. You’ll enjoy sunrise while boating on the river.

Later in the morning, you’ll visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is on the way back to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you’ll be treated to a city tour that includes a visit to Bharat Mata Mandir (Mother India Temple), Durga Temple and Benares Hindu University. Overnight in Varanasi.

 

Day 17
November 20, 2012 – Varanasi ‐ Delhi (Meals: B)

In the morning, you’ll spend time along the Ghats and have one last chance to photograph the pilgrims and devotees as well as the bazaar, filled with food, religious items and souvenirs.

Today you’ll also have a chance to meet with an astrologer to see what your future holds!

In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.

Once in Delhi, you’ll check into a hotel to wash and change before transferring to the airport for your evening flight home OR stay the night (additional $50/$65 single) for a flight the following day.

** Itinerary subject to change without notice.

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Costs:

Additional costs:
In-country flight:

Single supplement:

Optional Varanasi add-on land costs:
Varanasi single supplement:

Varanasi flights
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Interested in sharing? We do our best to pair up travelers so as to avoid the single supplement. However, priority is given to the first deposits received. If you’re interested in sharing – PLEASE send in deposit as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this benefit. (Why a single supplement charge? See this FAQ page for an explanation.)

Final payment due no later than September 4, 2012.
Price includes:
13 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels, all ground transportation within India, sightseeing entrance fees, English-speaking guides, all meals and bottled water.

Price does not include: Flights to and from Delhi, visas, evacuation insurance (highly recommended), souvenirs, personal purchases (such as snacks), beverages and tips (suggested for all guides and drivers).

We recommend MedEx Assist for travel and/or evacuation insurance.

 

This trip is limited to 15 women and requires an $800 deposit on a first come, first served basis.
Minimum required: 6 (minimum met)

Registration Form North India 2012 (PDF)

For deposits and payments, please make payable and send check to:

WanderTours
PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116

For questions, please contact Beth:
beth (at) wandertours (dot) com
888-818-9918

It’s easy to make your deposit of $800! Simply click on the Buy Now button below and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you add your debit or credit card information. Subsequent payments may be made through PayPal by sending to: beth (at) wandertours (dot) com.

North India Packing List: Provided upon registration

North India Cultural Tour 2012 Itinerary (pdf)

Tour Leader:

Dianne Sharma WinterAbout Dianne
Dianne has spent the last 17 years living life On the Road, mostly in India but with forays into Nepal, SE Asia and brief stopovers in Europe, the Middle East and her home country of New Zealand. Her deep love of India has become a lifetime romance as she has penetrated the deepest jungles, climbed to the source of the Goddess River Ganga and marched with a thousand naked saddhu in the famous Khumba Mela. A wordsmith and a writer, she has written two books on India and is working on a third.

She loves to pester the locals with questions, beg for stories and seek out recipes and has developed a unique insight into India and her amazing variety of life. She measures journeys not in miles but in friendships and loves to lead people directly to the heart of India through the heart connections she has made over the years. Travel for her is about living your passion so she will be asking you about yours and trying to match your deepest desires with the popular Indian phrase, “Sub kutch milega” (Everything is possible).

Related Links:
India FAQs

What to expect in India

Hotels in North India

North India Photo Gallery

Beth’s recommended books on India

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HIGHLIGHTS of the Ireland Women-only Tour include:

* Tours of the Wild Atlantic Way, including the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula
* Two nights on the remote and magical Aran Islands
* A chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
* Tastings at the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson’s Old Midleton Distillery
* A cooking class featuring traditional Irish foods
* A 5% discount on land costs for returning WanderTours participants

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Ireland Women-only Tour Itinerary

The tour begins on October 13, 2019, with a full day of touring. We encourage you to arrive the previous day (or earlier) so you can take advantage of this first full day. If you arrive on Day 1, you may join the tour in-progress. We can help you book additional nights in Dublin and your transportation from the airport—neither are included in the tour cost.

NOTE: This tour starts in Dublin and ends in Shannon. You can either schedule your flights as such or you can fly roundtrip Dublin and then make your way to Dublin (via flight, train, bus or share a private ride with other tour participants) at the end of trip. Please check the Ireland FAQs for additional information.

Day 1
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

WanderTours Temple Bar DublinAfter a wonderful breakfast at the hotel, this first day on the Emerald Isle will be spent touring the country’s sophisticated capital of Dublin! We’ll start the morning with a visit to the iconic Guinness Storehouse where you can take either a guided tour or a self-guided trip through this seven-story building and sample some of the dark stuff while enjoy sweeping 360º views from the Gravity Bar. We’ll then visit Trinity College Library and the Book of Kells exhibition. Book lover or not, you’ll be astounded by the amazing collection here. 

Afterward you can enjoy lunch (on your own) at one of the many nearby restaurants or cafes.

We’ll end our afternoon with a visit to Kilmainham Gaol (jail), one of the largest unoccupied gaol’s in Europe. We’ll have a guided tour that explains its role in virtually every act of Ireland’s painful path to independence. In the afternoon, we’ll head back to the hotel to relax, shake off jet-lag or shop prior to our welcome dinner.

Overnight in Dublin at the Camden Court Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! Today we’ll get an excellent overview of Dublin and experience the highlights of this very sophisticated, yet historical city.

Day 2
Monday, October 14, 2019 – Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Before leaving the city this morning, we’ll make a short visit to Christ Church Cathedral, officially known as the seat of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. We’ll then head off to take part in a cooking class! Here, we’ll learn how to make (and eat!) a couple of traditional Irish dishes. Afterward, we’ll have the afternoon free to explore and then enjoy dinner (on our own) at one of Dublin’s many wonderful pubs or fine eateries.

Overnight in Dublin at the Camden Court Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! One of the best ways to get to know a culture is through food and with a local who can teach you the finer points of how to cook local dishes. Today we’ll have a hands-on cooking class where we’ll get to enjoy the fruits (as it were) of our labor.

Day 3
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we’ll travel to County Wicklow and to the country estate of Powerscourt House and Gardens, home to what is considered one of the top gardens in the world. We’ll have time to wander around this beautiful area and have lunch at the estate (on our own). We’ll then continue to the village of Avoca to see the famous traditional handweavers at work at the Avoca Mill. On our way back to Dublin, we’ll visit Glendalough, a 6th century monastic site that’s nestled in a valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

Upon returning to Dublin, the remainder of the day will be free for sightseeing on your own, shopping and dinner.

Overnight in Dublin at the Camden Court Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! Today is all about Ireland’s countryside with its traditions, charms, and beautiful landscape.

Day 4
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Dublin – Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and make our way west toward the dynamic city of Galway. Along the way, we’ll stop at Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site Clonmacnoise Ireland wanderToursfounded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century. Located on the eastern bank of the River Shannon, we’ll find the ruins of a cathedral, churches from the 10th – 13th centuries and the largest collection of early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. We’ll have lunch (not included) at a nearby restaurant.

We’ll drive onward to Galway where we’ll check in to the hotel. We may have a bit of time to explore before dinner.

Dinner and overnight in Galway at the Park House Hotel or similar.

Day 5
Thursday, October  17, 2019 – Galway
Meals: Breakfast

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll take a walking tour of Galway with a local guide who will help bring the city (and Ireland) alive with stories! You’ll then have the rest of the day free to wander Galway Ireland WanderToursthe narrow pedestrian-only streets and alleys of this magic City of the Tribes! Once a city of merchants (tribes), Galway is now an artistic and contemporary destination, known as one of Ireland’s most Irish of cities.

There’s so much to enjoy here, including the Spanish Arch, Lynch’s Castle and the Galway Museum.

Overnight in Galway at the Park House Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! What’s not to love about Galway?! This very manageable city has lots of things to do but somehow maintains a small town feel and attracts some of the best buskers in the world who perform in the streets.

Day 6
Friday, October 18, 2019 – Galway – Inis Oirr
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll take the ferry to Inis Oirr, the smallest (and many say best!) of the Aran Islands. This island is a splendid example of Celtic and early Christian heritage. The island is rugged and natural with thatch-roofed stone cottages dotting the landscape. In the WanderTours Inis Oirrafternoon, we’ll take an Aran knit workshop, attend an Irish brown bread-making workshop and then have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight on Inis Oirr at various B&Bs.

NOTE – On this day, we’ll only be carrying a small overnight bag for our two nights on Inis Oirr. We’ll leave the majority of our things secured with our driver who will meet us in two days. The ferry ride might be a bit rough. For those prone to motion or sea sickness might want to bring medication or a natural form of natural remedy.

starHIGHLIGHT! Today we’ll get to experience the Wild Atlantic Way from the water when we take the ferry to Inis Oirr. We’ll instantly be transported back in time once we set foot on the Aran Islands.

Day 7
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Inis Oirr (and Inis Mor)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we’ll take the local island ferry and venture to the largest Aran Island, Inis Mor. Here, we’ll take a tour that will include a visit to the island’s main attraction, the stone fort, Dun Aengus. We’ll have lunch at a charming local restaurant (on our own) and have a chance to pop into a few of the local shops as well.

Upon returning to Inis Oirr, we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to our B&Bs for the night.

Overnight on Inis Oirr at various B&Bs.

Day 8
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Inis Oirr – Doolin – Adare
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

WanderTours Cliffs MoherAfter breakfast, we’ll take the ferry to Doolin where we’ll meet back up with our bus and driver. We’ll have a chance to stroll around this sleepy fishing village (known as the home of traditional Irish music!), to souvenir shop, grab a cup of coffee or have lunch (on your own).

We’ll then visit one of Ireland’s natural wonders and most popular destinations in the country: the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs rise to over 700 feet and provide magnificent 360 degree views. We’ll have time to walk around and photograph the area before heading to the charming village of Adare.

Overnight in Adare at the Woodlands Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! You’ve seen them in countless photos, but the Cliffs of Moher are far more beautiful and dramatic in person. This will definitely be one of many highlights of the tour.

Day 9
Monday, October 21, 2019 – Adare – Dingle
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, we’ll have a chance to walk the streets of the small town of Adare. This quaint village is known for its thatched roofed cottages, beautiful park and monastic ruins. We’ll then head to the Dingle Peninsula. Perhaps not as well-known as the Iveragh Peninsula where the Ring of Kerry is located, the Dingle Peninsula is less touristy but every bit as beautiful.

After driving the spectacular road around the peninsula, we’ll have lunch (on our own) in the small fishing port town of Dingle. Here we’ll also have a chance to try our hand at making pottery at Louis Mulcahy’s studio before heading to our hotel in Dingle.

Overnight in Dingle at Dingle Skellig Hotel or similar.

starHIGHLIGHT! It’s difficult to say which you’ll love more: the drive around the Dingle Peninsula or the truly charming town itself. Either way, this will be another incredible day on Ireland’s west coast.

Day 10
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – Killarneyireland killarney muckross castle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’ll travel onward to Killarney where we’ll have lunch in town before checking in to the hotel. We’ll then have the afternoon free to explore, relax or enjoy our beautiful hotel on the lake.

We’ll have a wonderful dinner at the hotel and then have a chance to break out our dancing shoes during a traditional Irish dance workshop!

Overnight in Killarney at The Lake Hotel or similar.

Day 11
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

Today after breakfast, we’ll visit Jameson’s Old Midleton Distillery and learn how their whiskey is made and how it differs from whiskeys made elsewhere. After a fabulous tour and tasting, we’ll have lunch at the distillery (on our own).

We’ll then drive to Blarney Castle where the famous Blarney Stone can be found. We’ll walk the grounds, tour the gardens and, of course, kiss the Blarney Stone to receive the luck!

Tonight we’ll have dinner on our own so you can explore Killarney’s many restaurant options.

Overnight in Killarney at The Lake Hotel or similar.

Day 12
Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

Today we’re going to experience more of Ireland’s legendary scenery as we drive the Ring of Kerry. The road winds around Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, and the Atlantic coast. This is called the Wild Atlantic Way for a reason and you’ll soon see why.

At the most dramatic scenery, we’ll stop for photos and to take in the breathtaking views. ireland ring of kerryWe’ll also visit The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre where we’ll learn about the monks who lived on the Skellig Islands. (By the way, Skellig Michael was recently used as a location for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Watch it before the trip!)

We’ll continue through the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Waterville—one of Charlie Chaplin’s favorite places—and pass through the colorful village of Sneem. We’ll also stop at Moll’s Gap to see the Three Lakes of Killarney. We’ll even have a chance to stop and stroll around the Muckross Gardens located on the shores of Muckross Lake.

Dinner will be on your own again so you can choose your preference. Perhaps light bar fare or a full dinner at the hotel or something in town suits your fancy?

Overnight in Killarney at The Lake Hotel or similar.

HIGHLIGHT! Today will be a full day with lots of eye candy as you take in sights that you may have only previously seen in dramatic photographs of the Ring of Kerry.

Day 13
Friday, October 25, 2019 – Killarney – Bunratty – Shannon
Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Today, on our last full day in Ireland, we’ll leave Killarney and visit Bunratty Castle. Dating back to the 1400s, this is one of the most well-restored and ireland dromolandauthentic castles in Ireland. We’ll tour this beautiful and ancient fortress and then drive onward to check in at the spectacular Dromoland Castle. We’ll have a chance to settle in and enjoy afternoon tea for a full castle experience.

In the evening, we’ll head out for our final dinner at a local favorite restaurant.

Overnight in Shannon at Dromoland Castle.

starHIGHLIGHT! This will be a wonderful final day in Ireland as we experience not only sleeping in a castle but also touring one of the most interesting castles in Ireland.

Day 14
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Shannon – Departure Home
Meals: Breakfast

Today you can depart via nearby Shannon Airport for home (or onward to your next destination) or return to Dublin for your onward flight.

** Itinerary subject to change without notice.

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* We’re sorry you missed this tour. Please contact us if you’d like to be put on the wait list (if/when someone cancels) or if you would like to join us on a future Ireland tour!

 

Costs:
Land costs: $5,750 (8 – 9 people), $5,650 (10 – 14 people), $5,550 (15 people)
Single supplement: $1,150

NOTE – prices are in US dollars based on Euro conversion rate of 1.17 as of 9/21/18. If price fluctuates by more than 5%, there may be an increase in final tour cost.

Interested in sharing the cost with another traveler? We do our best to pair up travelers so as to avoid the single supplement. However, priority is given to the first deposits received. If you’re interested in sharing, please send in your deposit as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this benefit. (Why a single supplement charge? See this FAQ page for an explanation.)

Booking and Payment Details

Tour price includes: 13 nights accommodation in lovely 3- to-5- star hotels, sightseeing entrance fees, activities as outlined in itinerary, 26 meals, an English speaking driver/guide and tips for driver/guide(s).

Tour price does not include: International flights to Dublin and from Shannon, Irish visa (if required), travel insurance, some meals, souvenirs, personal purchases (such as books and snacks) and beverages. Bottled water is not included at our request – we encourage you to bring your own reusable bottle for the tour.

We recommend Insure My Trip for travel and/or evacuation insurance.

This trip is limited to 15 women and requires an $800 deposit to secure your spot.

Minimum bookings required: 8 people (minimum reached)

Final payment due no later than August 13, 2019.

It’s easy to register…

We love checks as it helps keep our costs down by avoiding credit card fees. If you’re able to pay the deposit or full amount by check or wire transfer, we’ll not only love you more but we’ll send you a free copy of one of Beth’s books (your choice which one). ** U.S. residents receive a print copy, international residents receive a PDF.

Here’s our mailing address:

WanderTours
PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116

Of course, you can pay by credit card as well. Simply click on the Register Now button below and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you add your debit or credit card information for the $800 deposit. Though this goes through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account. Subsequent payments may be made through PayPal or by check (see above for our wonderful offer!). 🙂

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The fine print


Ireland Women-Only Tour 2019 Registration Form 

Ireland Women Only Tour Itinerary 2019 (PDF)

We recommend Insure My Trip for travel and/or evacuation insurance.

For questions, contact Beth at:
beth (at) wandertours (dot) com
206-317-1860

beth Whitman bali Trip Escort: Beth Whitman
After hearing personally from dozens of people absolutely captured by their time in Ireland (and dozens more who wanted to see it for themselves), Beth decided it was time to travel there and discover the charms of this island nation for herself. Suffice it to say, she was as swept away by the Emerald Isle as everyone else—and she knows you will be, too!

Beth is the author of the Wanderlust and Lipstick guides including The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo and For Women Traveling to India. She is also the publisher and founder of Wanderlust and Lipstick and WanderTours and hosts the Be Bold podcast which can be found through your favorite podcast provider.

She is also the founder of the WanderWorld Foundation.

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