History adds an extra dimension to walking through some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Walk in the footsteps of the saints in Italy's Umbria region. You'll witness breathtaking scenery that has been captured by master painters over the centuries, hike through rolling hills and valleys to isolated and romantic medieval villages with spectacular churches and where craftsmen use ancient techniques passed down through generations. You will also follow the Inca trail into South American history as you explore the stupendous city above the clouds, Machu Picchu. Your trip concludes with an invigorating walk along the Cathar Trail through one of the wildest and most beautiful parts of France.
The Great Wall of China
One of the greatest walking challenges in the world awaits you as you explore a China that tourists rarely see. This exhilarating program separates fact from myth about the magnificent Great Wall, a series of barriers that were build over the centruies. You'll explore cities where the modern and ancient coexist and venture into remotest China to take part in annual festivals few outsiders have ever visited. You will cross classic desert landscapes where sand dunes tower 30 feet high. From the oldest section of the Great Wall to the final outpost of the Ming Dynasty, where the Great Wall ends, you will get the rare chance to experience this awe-inspiring wonder.