Tours for Experiencing Local Customs

Tours for Experiencing Local Customs

Veteran outfitter Backroads is launching new trips for travelers seeking to experience local customs.

The Trip

Culinary excursion in Croatia and Sarajevo

Highlights

Learn to cook polenta-and-cheese with a native family in Lukomir, the highest village in Sarajevo. At a farm near Capljina, Bosnia, view the relics of the Austro-Hungarian empire. End the journey with a three-day sail on the Dalmatian Coast aboard a trabakul (ancient merchant ship).

Details

800/462-2848; backroads.com; 7-day trips from $3,998, double; July–September.

The Trip

History and heritage in Peru

Highlights

Visit the home of a Peruvian family in the weaving community of Huilloc, in the northern Ollantaytambo region. Villagers here still speak the centuries-old native language, and grow maize and potatoes on terraced plots 12,000 feet above sea level.

Details

7-day trips from $4,198, double; April, May, July, September.

The Trip

Food and art quest in Provence

Highlights

With art scholar Marie-Charlotte Bouton as your guide, tour St.-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where Van Gogh painted 140 works. At the Château de Montfaucon, vintner-owner Rodolphe de Pins shares secrets from the property’s wine caves.

Details

7-day trips from $4,298, double; May, June, September.

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