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Published on May 1st, 2019 | by Crissandra Ayroso

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Top Tours For The Traveller Who’s Been Everywhere

Been there, done that? Perfect. We’ve rounded up 6 life-changing tours and cruises to help inspire your next travel plans. Whether you’ve always wanted to try that South Africa safari adventure, marvel at cobalt blue glaciers on an Alaska cruise, or get outside of your comfort zone and travel solo through France, we have just the tour you’ve been waiting for. Ask our Expert Travellers to help design the perfect tailor-made holiday made just for you.

 

1. Southern Africa Highlights

Unleash your inner adventurer on a 21-day G Adventures National Geographic Journeys tour through sub-Saharan Africa’s most mesmerizing attractions and landscapes! This tour is for adventure seekers looking for an immersive cultural and authentic local experience. From the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town to a cheetah conservation experience in Windhoek and open-vehicle wildlife safari drive in Etosha, this small group adventure gets you up close and personal with your surroundings.

lion with her cubs

Led by local guides and knowledgeable experts, you will venture in small groups on and off-the-beaten-path and gain insight into the region’s beautiful wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

(Our latest Fare of the Month is a 3-city flight deal that takes you to Amsterdam, Johannesburg and Cape Town, all on one ticket! Ask our Expert Travellers for more information.)

 

2. Best of France

From the world-famous wine regions to the house and gardens that inspired Monet, this tour travels through the best of France and everywhere in between on an all-encompassing 13-day tour with Trafalgar. Part culinary journey, part art and history tour and part culture crawl, this itinerary has something for everyone.

castle in france

Trafalgar’s tour directors are knowledgeable leaders who are experts in their field. Stay in high-quality accommodations and travel onboard comfortable coaches.

 

3. Bali Island Hopper

Find inner calm and serenity on a 7-day wellness tour with Topdeck in Bali. Practice yoga in Ubud and take in Bali’s beautiful scenery as you bring body and mind back to balance. Whether for you that means snorkelling crystal clear waters on Lembongan Island, visiting the Tirta Empul holy springs and temple, or tasting local specialties in Ubud, Topdeck’s Bali Island Hopper has something to help you bring your inner self back to your happy place.

woman doing yoga

For 18-to-30-somethings looking for an unforgettable island-hopping experience, Topdeck’s Bali Island Hopper tour includes all of the must-sees and plenty of free time to explore on your own. As a leader in youth touring worldwide, Topdeck has been inspiring young people through life-changing travel experiences for more than 30 years.

 

4. Iberian Inspiration

Take a step back in time and experience the historic and cultural charm of Spain and Portugal on this inspirational 11-day tour with Blue-Roads Touring. Take in a flamenco show in Seville, taste the delicious and famous Jamon Iberico in Sierra de Aracena, and marvel at sweeping views of the Alqueva Dam in Monsaraz, a charming Portuguese hilltop village.

castle in france

Wander through the best of Spain and Portugal on this small group tour with Blue-Roads. Explore each unique destination in-depth with passionate tour leaders and like-minded travellers. Travel from one destination to the next onboard premium mini-coaches and stay overnight in boutique hotels.

(If a slow food tour through Italy or a sailing trip through Greece or Croatia is more your pace, take a peek at more Europe tour packages here.)

 

5. All Aboard Alaska

Cruise past cobalt blue glaciers, beneath soaring bald eagles and amidst Alaska’s majestic wildlife on an 8-day cruise with Holland America Line, the Alaska experts. Showcasing the Great Land since before it was a state, Holland America will bring you closer to Alaska’s amazing natural wonders onboard the ms Oosterdam, the cruise line’s very first Vista-class cruise ship.

alaska

As one of the most spacious in the Holland America Line fleet, the Oosterdam boasts innovative, luxurious features, refreshed suites and lounge, dining and entertainment venues, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The mid-size ship sails through scenic Stephens Passage, one of the best whale-watching areas in the state, continues to Alaska’s capital Juneau and then heads toward the spectacular Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in North America. Stay in an oceanview or balcony stateroom and don’t miss a moment.

 

6. Mexico & West Caribbean on the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

Cruise some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, the world’s second biggest ship (the first being Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas). With plenty of first-at-sea feats, the Harmony is an engineering marvel. Between beach-hopping from the Bahamas to Mexico and Honduras, discover the Harmony’s seven distinct neighbourhoods, each with a wide array of things to do, places to see, and dining options to choose from. 

palm trees in the caribbean

We’re talking surf simulators, a zip line, water slides, live Broadway shows, a full-service spa, and that’s just the beginning. While, yes, the ports-of-call make up your actual travel itinerary, the Harmony of the Seas is an entire destination on her own.

 

 

 

Inspired for your next cruise, safari or island-hop? Talk to one of our Expert Travellers to price any of the above tours, or to customize your itinerary for a tailor-made experience. Chat us, call one of our Expert Travellers at 1-877-967-5302 or visit your nearest Flight Centre store.

 

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About the Author

Crissandra Ayroso

Crissandra Ayroso is a copywriter for Flight Centre. She loves road trips, beach weather, sampling local wine. She, like Helen Hunt in the 1996 disaster-rama (that’s short for drama) Twister, is a tornado chaser, in the travel sense. She chases moments, all revealing. Whether it’s ordering room service and eating in bed, finding the highest rooftop for the best views of the surroundings, feeling like a small dot in the middle of the ocean on a boat, or getting lost and stumbling upon hidden gems, no moment is too big or small to chase. Just like the category F5 that brought Helen Hunt back together with her estranged husband, respected TV weatherman, Bill Paxton.



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