2017 Travel PLANS

Pack your bags; you know you want to!

More information to follow as trips are planned








Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

Overnight Trips (all dates are tentative except “Alluring Swiss Alps”)
Florida Everglades & Keys 3/21 – 3/28
California Gold Rush – See Below for Details 4/4 – 4/11
Bermuda Cruise from Boston 5/11 – 5/19
Montreal & Quebec Early June
Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps June 25 – July 9, 2017
Louisiana Late September
SE New Mexico Late October
San Antonio Riverwalk Early December


April 4 – April 11, 2017
Gold Country
Gold Country

We have sufficient deposits to make this trip a “go,” so if you want to join us for a 10-passenger van trip up to Sacramento and beyond, to tour our state buildings, state parks and the Gold Rush country on SR 49, it’s time to “fish or cut bait”.  You’ll take in a lot of CA history on this trip. We anticipate a price for this 7-night, 8 day adventure to be $899-999 per person, based upon double occupancy, and this price includes round trip van transportation, at least two meals per day, 7 nights’ accommodations, many admissions, and the services of your tour leader and co-leader. Insurance is additional but not included.  It is also possible to fly up to and back from  Sacramento at additional cost.  Single supplements are available, but we do not have a figure for that yet; it is usually between $250-350 for the week.We offer multiple daily walks each day, which you can do, or not. This trip is suitable for all walk levels. Some of the sites we hope to visit include Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, Columbia State Historic Park, Sutter’s Mill and much more on the 300-mile tour route of the Gold Country. If you are interested, please mail a $300 deposit  (made payable to Walkabout International…mark CA Gold on check) to the Walkabout office, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106, and notify trip leader Dan (danielbhaslam111@yahoo.com) that you’re doing so.  We may have a roommate for you, but you should send an email to find out before making your nonrefundable deposit.  This trip has also been offered to folks from the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, so we must be on our best behavior!

Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps

June 25 – July 9, 2017Matter

Since our last Swiss trip (in 2015), a growing interest has arisen for Walkabout to return to that fabled land. Finally, Larry has succumbed to leading yet another walking tour in Switzerland. Continuing our Swiss tradition, once again we will experience an itinerary totally different from any of our previous trips there. This time we go behind-the-scenes to a new series of fascinating and far away villages that abound in absolutely stunning alpine scenery.

We will visit four remote areas of Switzerland: Arosa in the east (3 nights), Weggis in the central region (4 nights on the lake of Lucerne), Lenk in the west (3 nights) and world renowned Zermatt — home of the majestic Matterhorn — in the south (4 nights).

Our adventures bring us to three hotels nestled in distant valleys surrounded by alluring alpine vistas and reached only by our taking trains to their final, end-of-the-line destinations. One lakeside hotel, not accessible by train, entreats us to arrive by boat, where nearby we will soar high atop a favorite alp of celebrated rambler, Mark Twain.

Our trip includes 15 days/ 14 nights of 3- and 4-star accommodations, 14 breakfasts, 14 dinners, a 15-day Swiss Travel Pass (for unlimited train, bus and boat transport), admissions to countless museums and cultural events, all-the-chocolate-you-can-eat, a host of daily walks to savor breath-taking alpine beauty, comprehensive services of Walkabout leader, Larry (who has led dozens of walking tours of Switzerland). The land-only cost is $3,895 (per person, double-occupancy) with $425 single-supplement, pending 2017 pricing for Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss-US Dollar exchange rate.

Due to the already high enthusiasm for this recently rumored trip, you now can join a “Serious Interest List” by sending Walkabout a fully refundable deposit of $200 per person. Make your check payable to Walkabout International with a notation “Switzerland 2017” and mail to: Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite #110, San Diego, CA 92106-6007. Separately, please include your name(s), mailing address, phone numbers AND email address(es). To streamline the process, when you mail your check, also please email that your check “is in the mail” to Larry@walkabout-int.org

BTW, this time around, we’ll be taking a smaller group of only 12 adventurers. So, act quickly if you wish to join the festive fun afoot frolicking through the Swiss alps on a first-paid, first-accepted basis. Questions: Call Larry at (858) 755-1751 (evenings/weekends). Yodel lay he hoo!