Traveling the world is on so many bucket lists, but for various reasons it doesn't always get crossed off. Money and time are obvious reasons, but another big one is simply "I don’t know how". Considering that just getting through an airport can be such a trial, you can't be blamed for thinking arriving in a new country will be even more difficult.
It's a shame, really, since there's so much to see. In fact, back in 2000, there was an initiative to choose the greatest monuments still standing, calling them the New7Wonders of the World. Fortunately, for travel-wary folks, several world tour companies take the hassle out of travel and put you face to face with some of earth’s most stunning features, and man’s most stunning structures — while still offering you the "roughing it" experience.
Here we've rounded up every option for seeing the New7Wonders of the World, as found on G Adventures.
(Prices were accurate at time of publication and may vary later.)
Great Wall of China
Walk the Great Wall of China
$1,169, discounted from $1,299
This 10-day trip doesn't just give you the opportunity to take a photo at the Great Wall. You actually hike some of it, sleep on it, and learn about its surrounding areas, like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Explore the stunning rock-sculpted ancient city in Jordan, plus several other sites like the Dead Sea and Red Sea. Bonus points: This 17-day trip will actually take you to Egypt first, which means a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza (which just so happen to be an honorary New7Wonder).
Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano
$1,214, discounted from $1,349
If you're an Italian lover (that is, a lover of all things Italian), this trip is a no-brainer. Not only will you see the stunning amphitheater in person, you'll also make day trips to classic cities Siena and Venice, plus spend some time under the Tuscan sun.
If you're itching to take a sabbatical, let this be the trip. For 22 days you'll be immersed in Mayan culture as you begin in this ancient city, then make your way down south, into Guatemala, up through Belize, and finishing in Playa del Carmen.
Whatever you do, don't simply visit the "lost" city of the Incas by train. Or rather, don't arrive by train. Do it the old-fashioned way — hike and camp the Inca Trail! It's at a very high altitude, making it a worthy challenge for even fit folk, and looking down on the city at dawn on the last day is truly perspective-changing. (Don't worry, you can take the train back home.)
This is one of the cheaper options, yet one of the most recognizable structures in the world. You only need 8 days to visit the palace in Agra, plus see Delhi, Bharatpur, and Jaipur.
Christ the Redeemer
Um, did you see this guy's selfie atop one of the world’s largest statues? Now it's your turn! Christ the Redeemer has become an icon of Rio de Janeiro, as has Carnival in February, which you’ll also get to experience. Book ahead, because if there's one place to celebrate, this city is it!