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Dear JourneyWoman,

Discover the allure of new cultures, savor delectable cuisines, and create lasting memories in 2024 with these carefully curated, women-friendly travel experiences from our Women’s Travel Directory. Every tour listed below comes with an exclusive offer specially crafted for our JourneyWoman readers - just to make your dream getaway even more enticing!

Our team at JourneyWoman verifies each business so that you know it’s credible, and most of our partners offer JourneyWoman readers special perks and discounts. If you missed our last newsletter, make sure you check out our monthly travel deals right here. If you don’t see something you want, just reply to this email or contact us at directory@journeywoman.com. We’re here to help make all your travel dreams real.

December's Featured Tours for Adventurous Women

Puglia, Italy Walking & Yoga Retreat

Jeni’s Global Yoga Trips, JourneyWoman verified
May 11, 2024 - May 17, 2024

Start (and end) your day with yoga. Then spend time walking, exploring and tasting.

Be transported back in time and learn the history of the area through visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites, Alberobello and Matera. Follow an ancient Roman road and discover the quaint, narrow streets of Ostuni, la città bianca (the white town).

Puglia is a region celebrated for its delicious food; warm, inviting people; and temperate climates.

This is a retreat for all of the senses! Enjoy a cooking class and learn to make fresh orecchiette pasta and foccacia. Come walk with us and see for yourself!

Special Offer: Wear your love of travel! Sign up for the Puglia, Italy Walking & Yoga Retreat before the end of 2023 and you can choose any tank or T-shirt from our shop page as our gift to you.


Spice Odyssey - Moroccan Food Tour

Inverted Atlas
15 May 2024 – 4 June 2024
& 20 November 2024 – 10 December 2024

Embark on a gastronomic epic on this 21-day food tour of Morocco, and let your taste buds unravel the mysteries of a cuisine steeped in history and tradition. Long lunches and dinners await at some of Morocco’s most famed restaurants, as well as cooking classes to learn the basics of this unique and fragrant cuisine.

In addition to the culinary delights on offer, stay in beautiful locally owned traditional accommodation, explore the extensive Roman sites of Volubilis and Chellah, and walk the narrow streets of the mudbrick ksar of Ait Benhaddou as well as Chefchaouen the ‘blue pearl’ of Morocco – and so much more.

Special Offer: Get 10% off the tour price with code JWDEC10 (not valid for single supplement and extras).


Joyride Charters – Sailing Everywhere

Joyride Charters
April 21, 2024 - April 28, 2024, May 11, 2024 - May 18, 2024, September 21, 2024 - September 28, 2024

Curious about exploring your bucket list destinations by yacht? We sail in some amazing places! Thailand, Greece and Croatia are all on the schedule for 2024. We offer solo travelers and by the cabin charters. We are proud to say our participants make lifelong friends on our sails.

No experience necessary! Sit back and relax or help out if you want to learn more about sailing. Every day we stop for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, ebikes, 4 wheelers (depends on location) shopping and hiking.

Hostess or cook on all yachts. Authentic foods offered. Most evenings we have dinner ashore to sample local dishes.

We still have openings (though they will sell out, as they are super popular).

We love questions! Feel free to reach out to Captain Joy via text or email.

Special Offer: $100 off for JourneyWoman readers. Use code JW100.



Balkan Delight

Trafalgar Tours, JourneyWoman verified
Departures start April 2024. Multiple dates available.

The secrets of Balkan travel are revealed on this jam-packed eastern Europe trip. Go underground and learn how Sarajevo once relied on its Bosnian War Tunnel, see the bridge of peace rebuilt with salvaged stone and explore Adriatic beauty, from Dubrovnik to Kotor.

Special offer: Trafalgar have extended their Black Friday deals! Save up to $686 CAD/$528 USD for this tour.


New Zealand Uncovered

Trafalgar Tours, JourneyWoman verified
Departures start January 2024. Multiple dates available.

The perfect New Zealand tour to bring New Zealand’s North and South Islands to life across land and sea, taking in both cities and small towns. You’ll traverse epic landscapes, indulge in fresh food and delicious wine, experience farming and Māori culture firsthand, and meet welcoming locals with stories to share.

Special offer: Trafalgar have extended their Black Friday deals! Save up to $1,558 CAD/$1,58 USD for this tour.


Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

Trafalgar Tours, JourneyWoman verified
Departures start March 2024. Multiple dates available.

Experience all the highlights of the Low Countries on this Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg trip. Buzzing capitals, quaint merchant towns and lush countryside are the backdrop to the fascinating stories of these tiny nations.

Special offer: Trafalgar have extended their Black Friday deals! Save up to $682 CAD/$524 USD for this tour.


Italian Elegance

Insight Vacations, JourneyWoman verified
Departures start April 2024. Multiple dates available.

Experience the food and fun of Italy on this 12-day guided tour. In Rome, see the Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death, then visit the Vatican Museums with a Local Expert for a behind-the-scenes look at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Travel from Florence to the heart of Tuscany, stopping in scenic San Gimignano for a taste of gelato with a world-champion gelato maker; later, arrive at your hotel for a sampling of the region’s most robust red wines. Prop up the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a photo and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cinque Terre with a Local Expert, who will join you for a sea-to-table feast in the medieval town of Monterosso. Allow yourself to be serenaded as you float along the canals of Venice in a traditional gondola, and watch a renowned craftsman blow Venetian glass into a masterful work of art.

Special offer: Insight Vacations have extended their Black Friday deals! Get up to 15% off selected dates for this tour.


Splendors of Egypt & The Nile

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
September 14, 2024 - September 21, 2024

For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty.

Special offer: Get 25% off this tour. Valid for September 14, 2024 - September 21, 2024 dates only. Offer ends December 15, 2023.

This offer is not available online, please call Uniworld at 1-800-733-7820 and mention this offer and JourneyWoman when booking your cruise.



Costa Rica & Panama Canal Discovery

Swan Hellenic, JourneyWoman verified
April 20, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Discover the wonders of Costa Rica and Panama on this breathtaking cruise. First, explore the stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife of Costa Rica. Tour mangrove forests and swamps, and see monkeys, sloths, jaguars, tapirs, and toucans in their natural habitat. Then sail through the busy shipping lane of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Your trip ends in Cartagena, Colombia.

Special offer: This tour starts at $2,299 USD/$4,069 CAD (originally $4,599 USD/$6,239 CAD).

This offer is not available online. Call 1-800-537-6777 between 9 am - 6 pm ET Monday to Friday, use the code CAT0040 and mention JourneyWoman at the time of booking to take advantage of the above offer.


The Hotlist: 12 of the Coolest Small Group Tours for Women in 2024 From our Women’s Travel Directory

Our JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Directory has hundreds of small group tours for women, making it hard to choose just one! As we look to 2024, here are 12 small group tours for women that surprised us with their creativity and sense of adventure.


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