The "Exactly What I Needed" tour is a revitalization getaway for women to Santa Fe, N.M., from Aug. 15 to 22. Offered by Aventura Artistica, the tour enlists personal growth coach Masa Goetz for private consultations and a presentation on the role of intuition and women's wisdom in maintaining well-being and balance. Activities such as hikes, spa time, a comedy evening, rafting down the Rio Grande, an art class, a Native American dance ceremony and a performance at the Santa Fe Opera are included.
Cost: $1,200 per person, double occupancy ($1,500 single), including land transportation, lodging, two meals a day, entertainment, all entrance fees and costs for activities. Air fare is extra.
Contact: Christy Rojas Foster at Aventura Artistica; telephone (800) 808-7352, Internet http://www.newmexicotours.com.
Eastern Europe: Trek
The tour operator Walking the World is planning a 12-day trek beginning July 29 in the Carpathian Mountains and through the national parks of Slovakia, where waterfalls, wildlife, flowers and butterflies flourish. The trip begins in Budapest, Hungary, with a walking tour of the historic castle district and a soak in a thermal spa.
The itinerary includes visits to one of the largest castles in central Europe and the walled town of Levoca for a stop at the Church of St. Jacob, known for its 15th century wooden altar. Countryside explorations will include small hidden churches with medieval frescoes and folk festivals. Accommodations include a converted 13th century fortress and country inns.
Cost: $2,395 per person, double occupancy, including hotels, many meals, ground transportation and guides.
Contact: Ward or Julie at Walking the World; tel. (800) 340-9255, http://www.walkingtheworld.com.
Scotland was home to dozens of renowned writers, including poet Robert Burns, whose many works include "Auld Lang Syne." On this 10-day journey starting Sept. 8, participants will visit the cottage where Burns was born and Abbotsford, the mansion where Sir Walter Scott wrote historical novels. William Wordsworth visited Scott here and enjoyed the gardens that remain on view.
In Edinburgh, the group will explore Edinburgh Castle and the Writers' Museum, which honors Robert Louis Stevenson, who based his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde character on a notorious Edinburgh resident.
There's a stop at Andrew Carnegie's birthplace before taking a ride to the Scottish Highlands.
Guests also will visit Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and take a cruise on Loch Ness.
Cost: $2,980 per person, double occupancy, including round-trip air fare from New York, eight nights in country inns and hotels, breakfast daily, some meals, a literary tour guide and entrance fees.
Contact: Specialty World Travel; tel. (800) 242-2346, http://www.specialtyworldtravel.com.
You can see Florida on an organized tour on the seven-night "Best of Florida" excursion, with departures on Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1 and 8. It begins in Orlando and moves on by motor coach to Fort Myers to see the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. A stay on Marco Island is included, along with an airboat outing in the Everglades; a ride on the Overseas Highway to Key West; a visit to the Kennedy Space Center; a look at Miami's South Beach, Little Havana, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove; and a Miami waterways cruise.
Cost: from $1,175 per person, double occupancy, including airport transfers, seven nights in hotels, seven breakfasts, three hotel dinners and one in a Miami Beach restaurant. Air fare is extra.
Contact: Atlas Cruises & Tours of West Palm Beach, Fla.; tel. (800) 942-3301, http://www.atlastravelweb.com.
Baja: Mystery Cruise
Whodunit Productions is offering the next set of "Murder on the High Seas" cruises in conjunction with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. There will be three weekend cruises aboard the Viking Serenade, sailing from Los Angeles to Baja California, and a weeklong cruise aboard the Vision of the Seas, sailing to the Mexican Riviera during Valentine's week.
The "Weekends to Die For" are scheduled for Aug. 24 to 27, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 and Jan. 11 to 15. Guests follow a mystery, with clues from strange telephone calls to their cabin and secret notes slid under their cabin door. The rest of the time on the ship is open.
The seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise aboard the Vision visits Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
Cost: from $824 per person, double occupancy, including cocktail parties for the mystery group.
Contact: Whodunit Productions; tel. (661) 297-3208, http://www .whodunitcruises.com.
On a Sept. 16-22 archeological tour around the Carrizo Mountains in northeastern Arizona, participants will search out the remains of pre-Columbian Pueblo Indian culture and will hike and clamber about cliffs and canyons.