The Best Places to Travel in August 2024

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Gethin Morgan

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The travel industry is at its busiest in August, particularly in Europe, where summer is at its peak. Avoid the tourist traps and enjoy an immersive, authentic travel experience when you book one of these small-group Culture Trips, all of which have departures in August 2024.

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Coastal Croatia

This little gem of a nation blends the beautiful old cities of Central Europe with the sumptuous coastlines of the Mediterranean. Our eight-day itinerary starts and ends in two of the most ancient and beautiful cities on the continent. The start point is Split, with its pretty harbour and vibrant nightlife, while the tour ends in Dubrovnik, a gorgeous old fort city made famous by Game of Thrones. The meat in the sandwich is a dreamy island-hopping jaunt along the Dalmatian Coast. We’ll explore the eery military remains and wild beaches of Vis, the gorgeous old town and lesser known wine region on Korcula and, back on the mainland, slurp down some of the freshest oysters on Earth in Ston. Book your spot on our 18 August departure today!

From US$2231

Next available from 26th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Split, Croatia

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ENDS AT

Dubrovnik, Croatia

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Georgia and the Caucasus

Meet us far out on the fringes of Europe and Asia, where the ancient nation of Georgia stands prettily in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains. As you can imagine, the highlands of this region can get pretty chilly during winter, so August is a great time to explore the Caucasus more comfortably. Our nine-day itinerary blends unique foodie experiences with epic outdoorsy activities. You’ll learn about the country’s ancient baking and winemaking techniques – the latter is the oldest known on the planet – as well as tucking into a number of tasty Georgian delicacies and taking a cooking masterclass at a local chef’s own home. You’ll trek the luscious forests of Lagodekhi National Park and visit the remote mountain village of Juta, but the highlight is without doubt our guided hike to the fairytale Gergeti Church, high in the Caucasus and stood in the shadow of Mount Kazbegi, Europe’s fifth tallest peak. Don’t worry, your hard work will be rewarded with a soak in the city’s sulphur baths, plus more wine, if you so desire. Sold on Georgia? This trip has a departure for 10 August on sale right now.

From US$1287

Next available from 15th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

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ENDS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Seductive Southern Italy

Back on the Med, let’s embrace la dolce vita with this glorious 10-day treat along the finest stretches of coast in Italy. The streets of Naples are as lively as ever in August, and our guided street food tour is a thrilling sensory experience. We’ll escape the hustle and bustle to wind along the Amalfi Coast – by road and by boat – stopping off in charming seaside towns and gorging on fresh seafood delights. Then it’s time to head from west to east, stopping off inland in the incredible hilltop town of Matera, the quirky streets of Alberobello and the rolling vineyards of the Itria Valley. We’ll finally hit the shores once more in Polignano a Mare, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The trips ends with visits to several picturesque Puglian towns and cities, most notably Lecce, the Florence of the South. See you in Naples on 17 August 2024!

From US$2623

Next available from 25th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Naples, Italy

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ENDS AT

Lecce, Italy

DURATION

10

GROUP SIZE

14

PHYSICAL RATING

Easy

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STYLE

Discovery

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