It’s clear that while travelers are still planning for only one trip per year, the demand for more exotic destinations is increasing
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011
In response to demand for more exotic destinations and European combinations, Go Ahead Tours is excited to announce four new tour packages for 2012. These new tours further bolster Go Ahead’s expansive range of international travel options.
“We’re always listening to our travelers through our traveler reviews, surveys and customer inquiries. It’s clear that while travelers are still planning for only one trip per year, the demand for more exotic destinations is increasing,” said Christy Waller, Go Ahead’s Vice President of Marketing & Analysis. “Our travelers want to make the most of their vacation time and see places they haven’t seen before, and they were explicit about asking for tours of the eastern Mediterranean, Vietnam, Wales and New Zealand.”
Greece, Turkey & the Aegean focuses on the “wine-dark sea” of Homer’s Odyssey. Bookended by guided tours of Istanbul and Athens, this 11-day Land & Sea tour includes a four-night cruise of the Greek Islands, with port calls in Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes and Crete.
Vietnam & Cambodia: Treasures of Southeast Asia immerses travelers in the temples, jungles and cities of two welcoming nations. Cambodia’s Angkor temples, the historic centers of Vietnamese cities such as Huê and an overnight stay and scenic cruise on Ha Long Bay are among the highlights of this 15-day tour. Travelers will also embark on a cruise to the floating villages of Tonlé Sap lake, shop for local ingredients at an outdoor market before attending an included cooking class and lunch in Hôi An and cruise down the Perfume River in Huê.
England’s Countryside & Wales focuses on the pastoral landscapes of the British Isles. Travelers will witness the white peaks of Wales’ Snowdonia National Park, the mysterious Stonehenge and the quaint town of Chester, home to the largest extant Roman amphitheatre in the British Isles. Visits to Caernarfon Castle, Bath and York Minster add a cultural component to this 10-day tour.
Best of New Zealand: North to South Islands is a comprehensive 15-day tour of New Zealand, featuring cultural activities such as a traditional Maori hangi feast, nature excursions in Abel Tasman National Park including a catamaran cruise, a home-hosted dinner with a local Kiwi family, visits to Fox Glacier and Milford Sound, a lunch and wine tasting in the famed Marlborough Region and guided visits to natural wonders such as Punakaiki and the Waitomo Caves, where travelers will enjoy a subterranean cruise.
Established in 1990, Go Ahead Tours (http://www.goaheadtours.com) offers over 100 high-quality escorted tours around the world to travelers—both seasoned and new—who are looking to learn more about the world and themselves. Committed to breaking down barriers of culture and geography, Go Ahead provides customers with superior quality, exceptional value and an unsurpassed Best Price Guarantee; that is, if you find the same tour for less, Go Ahead will match the price. Go Ahead’s parent company, EF Education First, was founded in 1965 and is the world’s largest private educational travel company.