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Explore unveils new tours in 2015/16 Family Adventures collection

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has unveiled five new and exciting tours for its 2015/16 Family Adventures collection.

Not only have the new offerings in Tunisia, Iceland, Cambodia, Croatia and Peru added more choice for families, but its existing collection has been revamped to offer higher quality and better value. The 2015/16 collection offers upgraded and improved accommodation and more inclusions, allowing families to work to a closer budget once on tour. What’s more, bookings made on all family tours between now and 2nd October will benefit from a further 5% saving*.


Explore’s new Intergalactic Tunisian Family Adventure is the ideal option for families looking for a unique travel experience. The nine day tour combines authentic activities such as glass blowing, learning how to cook a traditional Bedouin meal and spending the night in a converted troglodyte cave dwelling, with the main highlights of Tunis, Port El Kantaoui and Djerba. Families will also visit some of the famous Star Wars locations, challenge themselves with an aerial adventure rope course and enjoy the thrills of Tunisia’s largest water park. Suitable for children aged five and over, the tour costs from £1,095 per adult and £1,019 per child, to include flights; eight nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; eight other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.

For families in search of winter landscapes and exciting exploration, Explore’s new Winter Iceland Family Adventure is the perfect offering. During this eight day tour families will explore the beautiful snow-covered glaciers, relax in the thermal waters of The Blue Lagoon and visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and steaming geysers of Iceland. Families can also experience a Richter six earthquake in an earthquake simulator, travel on an adventurous husky safari and search for humpback whales during a whale watching trip. Suitable for children aged eight and above, this tour costs from £1,739 per adult and £1,485 per child, to include flights; three nights’ hotel and four nights’ guesthouse accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Further afield, Explore’s new Family Cambodia Adventure offers families a fantastic opportunity to get under the skin of this charming country. On the 14 day tour families can take a Cambodian cookery class, visit the world famous Angkor temples where parts of Tomb Raider were filmed and spend time with local children during a visit to a school. Families will also stop at a wildlife rescue centre to get close to the animals and enjoy the beautiful beaches and turquoise sea in Sihanoukville. Suitable for children aged five and over, the tour costs from £1,760 per adult and £1,533 per child, to include flights; 12 nights’ hotel and one night homestay accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; nine other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guide.

For families in search of active adventure, Explore’s Croatian Active Adventure and Cruise Croatia is a 15 day trip costing from £1,997 per adult and £1,829 per child**. This tour combines white-water rafting, canyoning and sea-kayaking with a seven night cruise on board a traditional wooden boat around the Adriatic stopping off at the beautiful islands of Hvar, Korcula and Brac. Alternatively, Explore’s new Family Peru Adventure is a 15 day tour costing from £2,489 per adult and £2,469 per child***. This adventure follows in the footsteps of the Inca people where families can visit the colourful markets; visit the incredible ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu; explore the Amazon by canoe and mountain bike through The Sacred Valley.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “We know how integral holidays are to families – with everyone’s busy work and school schedules, we understand that spending quality time together on holiday is more important than ever. It’s for this reason that we’ve worked closely with our suppliers to make our tours better value than ever. We have added many more inclusions into our tours, including quirky new additions such as Thai boxing lessons, skateboarding lessons with local children in South Africa and pizza making classes. Additionally, we have guaranteed departures on all family tours, meaning once your booking is confirmed, your tour won’t be cancelled by us for any reason other than force majeure”.

He continued, “To add more flexibility for families, we’ve also added Private Journeys to selected family tours including The Lost City of Petra and Discover Vietnam. These tours follow the same itineraries but can be undertaken on a private basis on any departure date. Perfect for families whose schedules may not match up with our small group departure dates, and a great way, especially for larger family groups or two or more families to travel together. By offering holidays for all budgets and requirements, we’re positive our newest collection includes something for every family.”

For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884723.

 

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Notes to Editors

*The terms and conditions can be found here.

** Explore’s Croatian Active Adventure and Cruise Croatia departs in July and August 2015, and the price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel and seven nights’ boat accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver, boat crew and activity guide. Minimum age of eight.

*** Explore’s Family Peru Adventure departs in July and August 2015, and the price includes return flights; eight nights’ hotel, two nights’ camping, three nights’ lodge and one night village house accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; eight other meals; transport; bike hire and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guide.

 

For more media information, interview requests or images, please contact:Laura Dewar, PR Manager Laura.dewar@explore.co.uk, 01252 379501
 

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