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The list below describes the various and multiple categories and activities that make The Wayfarers excel in the walking vacation world:

Alpine Scenery

Alpine Scenery

From the Julian Alps of Slovenia to the panoramas of Austria, our Walks with Alpine Scenery as a highlight span some of the most beautiful walking paths in the world.

Gourmet Food

Gourmet Food

We enjoy and understand the cultures we visit by sampling their cuisine. Be it the gourmet delights conjured by our personal chef on the Burgundy Barge or the pleasures of authentic fare in the Pays Basque, foodies will particularly enjoy Walks with Gourmet Food as a highlight.

Ancient Man

Ancient Man

Stone circles in Scotland and Ireland, cave paintings in France and South Africa, our trails take in some very interesting ancient sites.

Historical Theme

Historical Theme

Churchill, Roman ruins, lore of the Scottish clans, Richard the Lion-Heart and Joan of Arc - all feature on our Walks.

Architecture

Architecture

Romanesque, Gothic, Greek, Baroque - we visit and view a wonderful variety of exciting architectural styles.

Inn to Inn Journey

Inn to Inn Journey

Coast to coast across Northern England or from Dartmoor to Exmoor - our Inn to Inn journeys change hotels each night and have a final destination as a goal of the Walk.

Art Connections

Art Connections

From Cezanne to Georgia O'Keefe, our paths cross the favorite haunts of well-known artists and their muses.

Literature & Film

Literature & Film

From Daphne du Maurier in Cornwall to Kanab in the Wild West and the land where Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand, we trek along trails famous for their literary and cinematic inspirations.

Barging

Barging

Luxury barge La Belle Epoque is a highlight of our Burgundy Barge Walk.

Musical Connections

Musical Connections

Josephine Baker, The von Trapp Family, Mozart, Smetana, Ravel - we visit places significant to all.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Curlews in Yorkshire, eagles in Alaska, hawks in Scotland; there are many chances to spot abundant and interesting birdlife.

Photography

Photography

UNESCO world heritage sites such as Taos Pueblo and the terraced vineyardsof the Cinque Terre make wonderful subjects for photographers along the way.

Castles

Castles

Highlights include Norman castles in Wales, Prussian fortresses in Czech Republic and even spectacular castles built into cliffsides in France and Slovenia.

Train Journey

Train Journey

We incorporate train rides on some of our Walks to allow us to see more of a region. The ride itself provides some memorable scenery and authentic local experience!

Coastal Walking

Coastal Walking

From the 'Blue Way' in the Cinque Terre to the South West Coastal path in Cornwall - our coastal routes are highlights from the Med to the Pacific.

Steam Train

Steam Train

Riding antique steam trains lends a sense of history and fun to a number of our Walks.

Cruising

Cruising

Foot power is supplemented with boat power on many our our Walks - From Lake Lucerne in Switzerland to Lake Windermere in the English Lake District - all the better to reach the next trail.

Trip of a Lifetime

Trip of a Lifetime

We have brought together the best a destination can offer in Wayfarers' style for these trips to places you may visit only once in a lifetime.

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

We may encounter Red Deer in Exmoor or Lions in South Africa - the animals and plants we see provide the highlights on many Walks.

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

Elephants in Madikwe, moose and bear in Alaska, New Forest Ponies in England - we visit conservation areas around the world and the money we spend doing so goes directly to support the plant and wildlife conservation initiatives.

Founders Walk

Founders Walk

Christopher Hague and Michael West, The Wayfarers' Co-Founders, host two departures of a Founders' Walk in an exciting new destination each year. Join in on the fun!

Wine Region

Wine Region

Chianti, Burgundy, Grappa, Prosecco, Chablis, Sancerre - we spend our days walking the land that produces these wonderful wines, and in the evenings we sample them.

Gardens

Gardens

Formal Italian Villas, English cottage gardens, sub-tropical lost worlds all feature on various walks.

Women Only

Women Only

Select departures of some walks are geared just for women - mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, old school friends re-uniting - girl power is foot power!

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The Wayfarers have always been one to blaze new trails. Their unique walking vacations began in England in 1984, but have grown to span Europe, the US and New Zealand. Trust that they will always have a fresh itinerary, a new destination and an innovative way to experience the culture of country living. From walking in the British Isles to New Zealand, from The Provence to The Dalmatian Coast - The Wayfarers will have something to suit everyone.