WHY IT RATES: Cultural immersion also includes methods of transportation with Collette, from gondolas to tuk-tuks and more. — Lacey Pfalz, Associate Writer, TravelPulse
Collette highlights small-group tours that give travelers a chance to step outside of the coach bus and enjoy other unique methods of transportation. The tour operator knows travelers want to get a culturally rich experience in each destination, and by utilizing unique modes of transportation where available, it is just one way Collette puts their travelers first.
Collette shared that booking is currently open for its small group Explorations tour “Icelandic Adventure,” which sees travelers cruise across Skjálfandi Bay, where they’ll be amongst humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent the waters. As they glide across the bay on an inflatable boat, they’ll be as close as possible to the whales in northern Iceland. Travelers can secure their spot on this tour for as early as May 16, 2023, with prices starting at $3,999 USD pp.
“We look at incorporating transportation methods to enhance the traveler experience,” said Diana Ditto, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Collette. “Why spend extra hours on the coach when there are opportunities to get around in unique ways? We value our travelers’ time and make that a priority, so when there’s a chance to use an unusual mode of transportation, we take it.”
Another great example of Collette taking its travelers beyond the coach is on the “Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water” tour. The name pretty much nails it on the head. Travelers get to ride amongst lions, leopards, elephants, and other wildlife unique to Africa on a 4×4. Later in the experience, travelers will embark on a three-night cruise on a safari boat along Lake Kariba. During the cruise, they’ll be able to observe plenty of birdlife and game species that call the area home. Anyone interested in this tour can book a seat for prices starting at $5,699 USD pp.
Small group tours like these make it a point to take travelers beyond the coach and implement unique modes of transportation to help travelers to the heart of a destination. Whether they’re zipping through the streets of Bangkok in a tuk-tuk, cruising in the back of a vintage taxicab in Dublin, floating down the canals of Venice in a gondola, exploring Lisbon in a private tram, or white water rafting down Montana’s Flathead River, these adventurers travel in style around the world.
Travelers can book all of Collette’s tours with confidence knowing that when they add Collette’s Travel Protection Plan, they will receive a full money-back refund if they need to cancel – up to 24 hours before departure. Please visit http://www.gocollette.com for more information.
SOURCE: Collette press release.