Every year, we provide several tours that are "open" to anybody. These tours are ideal for travelers who are interested in a group tour and the chance to meet others. Our group tours remain open until the maximum number of participants have made their deposits, then their status is changed to "SOLD OUT". Participating on these tours is a great way to get to know new people while experiencing new things!
To secure your spot on one of the listed tours, please click here: TOUR REGISTRATION PAGE.
January 1 - 8: Ecuador & Gálapagos Islands 3 SPACES LEFT!
Begin the tour with a walk alongside the riverfront promenade in Guayaquil. Go island hopping on a 5-day cruise: Baltra, Santa Cruiz, Genovesa, Bartolomew and North Seymour islands. Get close to the unique species of Galapagos Islands: turtles, boobies, pelicans, frigatebirds, seals, iguanas, gulls and petrels. Finally, the third highest capital of the world – Quito – beckons us at the end of the tour.
May 19 - 27: Greece SOLD OUT!
This tour will cover the best of Greece, starting in Athens with visits to some major classical sites such as the Parthenon and Acropolis. We then drive around the Peloponnese Peninsula to visit Delphi, Nafplio, Epidavros, and Mycenae. Then you can opt to add on a post-tour by flying or taking a cruise to the Greek Islands. SINGLE TRAVELERS WELCOME!
A remarkable journey through the capitals of Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which provide a personal and up-close glimpse at the fascinating and complex histories of these regions. See Tallinn, currently the oldest town in Europe. Walk on the legendary Red Square of Moscow. Visit Finland Association of the Deaf, also home to the office of World Federation of the Deaf.
June 9 - 22: Ireland & Scotland SOLD OUT!
This tour will be our 6th tour to Ireland and include an overview of the Emerald Isle of Ireland in its green splendor. In addition, we have an optional extension to Scotland where we will see the masjestic city of Edinburgh, partake in whisky tours and explore castles.
Experience one of Nature’s Greatest Shows on Earth: the Great Migration, where over 2 million animals move across the land! You may be lucky enough to see the river crossings where the animals must fight huge crocodiles to reach the other side safely! Go with a deaf zoologist on our own wildlife safari throughout Tanzania and Kenya, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Stay at luxury safari camps which include modern conveniences: comfortable beds, delicious cuisine, hot water and best of all, flush toilets!
Absorb the magical splendors of Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Sleep in a cave hotel and take a hot air balloon ride in the Cappadocia. Sail on a gulet under the sun and stars from Kas to Fethiye. Explore the hot springs and travertines at Pammukkale. Marvel at the Roman city ruins of Ephesus. Haggle like mad in the Grand Bazaar.
September 13 - 19: North Korea SOLD OUT!
See the majestic buildings, museums and scupltures in Pyongyang. Witness world’s largest mass festival with 100,000 performers. Enter the blue Conference Row houses on the DMZ line between North Korea and South Korea. A dance performance and social with Korean deaf youth. See the birthplace and childhood home of the Eternal Leader. Meet deaf barbers and hairdressers and tailors. Experience a subway ride with beautifully decorated stations.
This NEW tour will cover the French Riviera and Northern Italy by starting in Nice where we explore the Cote d'Azur, Monaco, and the mountains above Nice. We then continue on to Piedmont where we homebase in Turin, before moving on to Milan and Lake Como. Afterwards we visit Verona and the Dolomites before ending in the romantic city of Venice.
Explore and embrace its cultural riches, traditions, natural beauty, spiritual sights, tasty cuisines in magnificent Japan. Be dazzled by magnificent shogun shrine in Nikko. Dip, soothe and cleanse your body in a traditional onsen (hot bath). Brave your walkway through the world’s busiest pedestrian intersection in electrifying Shibuya. Meet and mingle with deaf Japanese locals. Say your prayers at a sobering Peace Park in Hiroshima. Leave Japan with a great deal of honor, respect and culture appreciation.
October 23 - November 5: Bella Italia SOLD OUT!
Our popular Bella Italia tour, now in its 13th year of operation, begins in the Amalfi Coast and all its gorgeous sights, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. Return to Rome for the Colosseum, Vatican, and Pantheon. Move on to the rolling hills of Tuscany, Florence, and Siena, along with a visit to a deaf-owned winery. End in Venice, also known as La Serenissima, to visit the city that was built on water.