Wandering Earl Tours

The time has come to announce the remaining tours that I will be offering this year as part of my Wandering Earl Tours project. When I first started with these tours, I had no idea that it would grow into what it has already grown into. I assumed that I might run a couple of tours and that would probably be it.

However, after receiving so many emails and requests for more tours, I simply could not, and did not, want to ignore the fact that even more of you are interested in exploring a part of the world with me. And to me, it is my absolute pleasure and honor to play such a role in the achievement of your travel goals.

With Wandering Earl Tours, the concept is ‘independent travel with the support of a small group’ as these are not your typical tours. We don’t travel in large private buses, we eat in actual local restaurants and I try my best to give you as much time in each destination as possible so that you can enjoy more than a fleeting glimpse of what a particular place has to offer. Basically, we travel as I would travel if I were on my own.

So, here are the next tours I would like to announce for 2013…

Wander Across Romania (and Moldova!)

Dates: June 16th to 30th, 2013

Sighisoara, Romania

Highlights: This trip is going to expose you to a region of the world that is seldom explored, despite being home to a wonderfully diverse range of destinations that constantly awes those travelers who do indeed make the trip. Just imagine an experience that includes the highly underrated capital city of Bucharest as well as a visit to the heart of mountainous Transylvania, where you’ll stay in one of the most atmospheric towns in Romania and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. Then, we shall venture deeper into the countryside, visiting three regions that offer not only incredible natural beauty, but a collection of imposing ancient citadels, the super-impressive painted monasteries of Bucovina (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and villages that offer a chance to take a few steps back in time. And after our exploration of Romania, we’ll cross the border into neighboring Moldova for a glimpse of a country that is one of the least visited on the planet. And believe me, its combination of unique sights, super-friendly people and of course, its good wine, will leave you thrilled at having had a chance to visit this tiny nation. It will also act as the perfect finale of a tour through such a rewarding region that has still yet to be discovered by mass tourism! Are you ready?

Some of the main places we’ll visit include: Bucharest, Sinaia, Brasov, Sighisoara, Neamt County, Bucovina, Moldova & Transnistria

Cost: $1580

What’s Included:
Accommodation – 14 nights at quality budget guesthouses, hotels & hostels
Meals – 10 meals throughout the trip (mix of lunches & dinners)
Transportation – all transportation within Romania & Moldova during the tour
Activities – all included activities and associated entrance & guide fees

Wander Across India

Dates: There will be two tours to India this year…
Departure #1 – September 18th to October 5th, 2013
Departure #2 – October 9th to October 27th, 2013

Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

Highlights: With 28 states in India, it’s impossible to see it all, but this 19-day itinerary will cover a good portion, allowing you to experience some of the country’s most important destinations, including historical and religious sights, chaotic and intense cities, peaceful and remote villages and a constant stream of experiences that will challenge, delight, shock, inspire and change you in more ways that you can ever imagine. From the Golden Temple in Amritsar to the Tibetan communities of the Himalayas, to the beautiful Taj Mahal and the 16th century palaces and forts of Madhya Pradesh State, as well as the holy city of Varanasi, the holiest place for Hindus in the entire country, you’ll certainly have an opportunity to understand what makes India one of the most life-changing destinations in the world. And that’s just a taste of what we’ll explore on this trip!

Some of the main places we’ll visit include: Delhi, Amritsar, McLeod Ganj, Rishikesh, Agra (Taj Mahal!), Orchha and Varanasi

Cost: $1300

What’s Included:
Accommodation – 19 nights at good quality budget guesthouses & hotels
Meals – 14 meals throughout the trip (mix of lunches & dinners)
Transportation – all transportation within India during the tour
Activities – all included activities and associated entrance & guide fees

There you have it, the Wandering Earl Tours offerings for the rest of 2013.

More Info & How to Book

If you are interested in any of the above tours, just send me an email through my contact form and I’ll forward you the complete itinerary and all the details you need to confirm your spot. Remember, each tour typically has a maximum of only 10 people, so space is limited and these tours do tend to fill up fast!

And of course, if you have any questions at all, just let me know.

As always, I’m looking forward to meeting, traveling and getting to know some of you this year on one of the above excursions!