October 30th 2007

New 2008 Itineraries Includes Walks through England, New Zealand and More. Newport, Rhode Island, October 30, 2007 – To mark its 25th season as one of the world’s premier purveyors of walking adventure vacations, The Wayfarers will make its long-awaited South Africa debut in March and October 2008 with a richly detailed Wonders of the Western Cape Walk in the company of Walk Leaders (and Cape connoisseurs) Christopher and Malle Hague. Highlights of the multi-faceted 12-day journey include overnight stays at the Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Madikwe Safari Lodge; open Land Rover game-drives; bush walks; a winery tour and end-to-end exploration of the Western Cape. In the November issue of National Geographic Adventure, the forthcoming Walk is named among the 'Best Trips in 2008.' The magazine also dubbed The Wayfarers one of the 'Best Outfitters on Earth,' noting its signature 'Coast to Coast' Walk in England. Other highlights in The Wayfarers’ 2008 schedule include the new 6th Annual Founders’ Walk, a virtual walking history tour of England’s New Forest and Isle of Wight in June and September, and the Spectacular South Island in New Zealand program in February and March. The Wayfarers 2008 schedule features 83 diverse Walks through 15 countries, including England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Walks are priced from US$1950* per person, depending on itinerary length and inclusions. 'As we celebrate our 25th season, we are thrilled to open a new door of exploration in South Africa,' said Christopher Hague, co-Founder of The Wayfarers. 'The Western Cape is a magnificent and topographically diverse region and, as such, this walk is one of our longest. We’ll spend a full 12 days exploring the province’s people, architecture and sweeping wilderness and game reserves. Without a doubt, our tour offers the market’s best available insight into South African life.' South Africa: The Wonders of the Western Cape The Wayfarers inaugural Walk through the 'Rainbow Nation,' this 12-day South African journey reflects years of meticulous planning by Christopher and Malle Hague, who love South Africa and know the country intimately. The result is in-depth tours of a colorful, socially progressive country, beginning in historic Cape Town on March 2 and October 26, 2008 (as well as March 8 and November 1, 2009). Highlights include beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, the capital of Cape Town, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve, and the winery estate of Toka and Madikwe Game Reserve. Priced from $7,895* per person, inclusive of accommodations for 11 nights, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more, the walk covers an average of 8 miles a day of moderate walking. All lodgings throughout the trip offer the highest standards of service and comfort, from Cape Town’s Cellars-Hohenort, with its acclaimed gardens, to Le Quartier Français, rated among the world’s top 100 hotels by Travel + Leisure readers in 2007. 6th Annual Founders’ Walk – The New Forest and The Isle of Wight Offered June 15 and September 7, 2008, the itinerary for the seven-day 6th Annual Founders’ Walk reads as if it were taken from the pages of a history book. Highlights include walks through William the Conqueror’s old hunting grounds; a visit to Queen Victoria’s palace at Osborne House and Charles I’s prison at Carisbrooke Castle; Lord Montagu’s Palace House at Beaulieu; and a stay in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s former home at Farringford. Priced from $3,695* per person, inclusive of accommodations for six nights, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more, the walk covers an average of 6-8 miles a day of moderate walking. New Zealand: Spectacular South Island This year, The Wayfarers offers its Spectacular South Island treks to New Zealand on February 6 and March 5, 2008 (as well as February 4 and March 4, 2009). The 12-day itinerary delves deeply into the region’s breathtaking landscape with explorations of New Zealand’s picturesque glaciers, fjords, rain forests, geysers, great lakes and raging rivers. Walkers will retrace the steps of Captain Cook’s 1770 landing, observe migrating whales at Kaikoura Peninsula, shop for jade at Hokitika and picnic beneath the Rob Roy Glacier plus more. Priced from $4,495* per person, inclusive of accommodations for 12 nights, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more, the walk covers an average of eight miles/day of moderate walking and climbing. * All rates quoted are based on double occupancy. Single supplements are available.

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