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Explore launches latest family collection

Added 22 Oct 2013

Tuesday 22 October, 2013


Explore launches latest family collection

Latvia, Belize, Canada and Malta feature as new destinations in Explore’s 2014/15 Family Adventures collection. Having unveiled its new offerings this week, the adventure travel specialist now has a total of 59 family tours to choose from, including 12 new additions for this year.

With new tours on offer in a range of already popular destinations including Turkey, South East Asia, Sri Lanka and Slovenia, in addition to some exciting new activities, families now have a wider breath of choice. What’s more, those booking a family tour between now and 18th November can benefit from a further 5% saving*.

For families looking for a truly unique experience, Explore’s Family Adventures in Latvia is not offered by any other major adventure travel company in the UK. This eight day tour, costing from £847 per adult and £778 per child, offers great value for money and spends three days in the capital - Riga - and its surrounding areas, and four days in Gauja National Park. The tour combines adventure with history and relaxation, and includes rafting and kayaking on the Gauja River; tobogganing; wall climbing and high rope challenges at the biggest open air park in the Baltics, and entry to secret soviet bunkers and castle ruins. Departing in May, July and August 2014, the price includes return flights, B&B accommodation, two lunches, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and activity guides. Minimum age of eight.

Also staying close to home, Explore’s new and great value Turkey Adventure tour is the ideal option for families looking for an active adventure. The 15 day tour combines volcanic and dramatic landscapes with underground cities. Families can white-water raft through the Koprulu canyon, camp under the stars and roll in the mud baths of Dalyan. Families will also travel to spectacular coastlines and admire the country’s ancient relics. Suitable for children eight and over, but also with teen departures avaliable, the tour costs from £1,261 per adult and £1,161 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, some other meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and activity guides.

A unique offering for families and following on from the success of Explore’s adult version of the tour, Explore is this year introducing a Belize family tour. The 15 day Belizean Adventure introduces families to the hidden gem of Central America while exploring Mayan sites and journeying through the jungle by boat. Families can admire howler and spider monkeys, toucans, parrots and crocodiles; spend two nights’ in a jaguar sanctuary and snorkel over the corals of the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Suitable for children aged eight and above, the tour departs in July, August and December and costs from £2,349 per adult and £2,039 per child, to include return flights,  hotel and lodge accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a tour leader and driver. 

Offering some truly novel accommodation, Explore’s new multi-active 14 day Western Canada Pioneer tour allows families to stay in tepee, yurts and trapper tents. By day, families have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities including rafting, canoeing, cycling, glacier walking and canyon hiking, they can also visit a grizzly bear conservation rescue, explore Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks and visit Lake Louise - one of Canada’s most photographed settings. Suitable for families with children aged eight and over, the tour departs in July and August 2014 and costs from £2,496 per adult and £2,179 per child, to include return flights, hotel, tepee, camping, yurt and trapper tent accommodation, all meals, transport and the services of a  tour leader and driver.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “We know how important holidays are to families – with increasingly hectic school and work schedules, it’s more important than ever for families to spend quality time together on holiday. It’s for this reason that we work closely with all our suppliers to ensure that we’re offering the best value possible, without having to compromise on quality. By offering something for all budgets, wants and needs we’re sure that our newest collection contains something for every family”. For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 499 0901.

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Notes to editors

*The Terms and Conditions of the offer can be found here

The other new family tours included in the 2013/14 collection are:

A nine day cultural discovery tour of the valley of Olympos. Suitable for children aged eight and over, the Land of the Eternal Flame tour costs from £836 per adult and £786 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, some other meals, transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

An eight day multi-active tour in northern Spain. Suitable for families with teens, the Mountains, Rivers and Canyons tour costs from £896 per adult and £817 per child, to include flights, accommodation, all meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and activity guides.

An eight day multi-active tour in the French Alps. Suitable for children aged eight and over, the Adventure in the Alps tour costs from £997 per adult and £899 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and activity guides.

An eight day multi-active tour of Slovenia. Suitable for children aged eight and over the Active Slovenia tour costs from £1,092 per adult and £998 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, transport and the services of a tour leader and local guides.

An eight day classic mix of sightseeing, activity and free time on Malta and Gozo. Suitable for children aged seven and over, the Malta and Gozo Explorer tour costs from £922 per adult and £785 per child, to include return flights, B&B accommodation, three lunches, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and activity guides.

A nine day cultural discovery tour of Sri Lanka. Suitable for children aged five and over, the Discover Sri Lanka tour costs from £1,397 per adult and £1,199 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

A 12 day cultural discovery tour visiting Vietnam. Suitable for children aged five and over, the Old Saigon and Beyond tour costs from £1,489 per adult and £1,275 per child, to include flights, B&B accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.

A 12 day cultural discovery tour of Thailand which also visits the Yaowawit School, a charitable project set up in the aftermath of the tsunami. Suitable for children aged eight and over, the Thailand Family Adventure costs from £2,107 per adult and £1,837 per child, to include flights, accommodation, some meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.

For more media information, interview requests or images, please contact:

Louise Adlam, PR Officer – louise.adlam@explore.co.uk, 01252 379 511
Emily Davies, PR & Communications Officer – emily.davies@explore.co.uk, 01252 379 502