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Explore launches new 2016/17 brochure with five new Family Adventures

Adventure travel specialist, Explore, has unveiled five new trips for its 2016/17 Family Adventures collection with an added launch incentive of 5% discount on all family holidays booked by 12 October 2015*. 

New trips include itineraries to Slovakia, Canada, USA as well as Ecuador and the Galapagos, providing more choice for families in search of the adventure of a lifetime.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “Here at Explore we understand that with busy work and school schedules it is increasingly important for families to spend quality time together on holiday. We’re confident that the latest collection of Family Adventure trips includes something for every family with 59 different worldwide trips offering the chance to skate along the frozen Ottawa’s Rideau Canal; spot toucans and monkeys in the Ecuadorian rainforest and visit the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory in the USA.”

He continued, “For those who prefer the flexibility and freedom of independent travel and choosing your own departure dates, we’ve also made our hugely popular Walking and Cycling Self-Guided range available for families. Since its launch last year, we’ve had excellent feedback about the easy to follow itinerary and maps and with the added bonus of luggage transfers to make for a stress free holiday”.

Explore’s new Family Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure is a 14 day trip exploring Ecuador, the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Canoe along the Napo River, while keeping an eye out for toucans and monkeys; explore the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ and learn to cook a traditional Ecuadorian meal. Snorkel in the Galapagos in search of giant tortoises and sea lions and learn to barter for gifts to take home from the colourful Otavalo market. Tours depart in December 2015 and March, July, October and December 2016 and cost from £3,559 per adult and £3,299 per child (minimum age seven). This price includes return flights; 13 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most meals; transport and the services of an Explore leader, driver, local guide and naturalist.

Explore’s Slovakia Winter Adventure takes you on an unforgettable journey to the breath-taking mountains of High Tatras. Hurtle down the slopes on a snow tube, try night sledging, spend the afternoon snowshoeing and ice skating or glide on cross-country skis alongside the beautiful Dunajec river. On this eight day trip you will also have the chance to ride a snow cat up to the mountain for dinner, partake in a cooking lesson and visit the capital of Poland – Krakow. The tour departs in February, March and December 2016 and costs from £1,199 per adult and £1,090 per child (minimum age seven). This price includes return flights, 7 nights' accommodation, most meals, activities, transport and an Explore leader and driver. 
 

Explore’s 12 day New England, Niagara and the Big Apple travels through four states of America, offering wildlife-spotting opportunities, stunning scenery and a trip to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory. Board the Maid of the Mist cruise boat to visit the Niagara Falls, take a look around the iconic cities of Boston and Harvard and embrace the hustle and bustle of New York whilst embarking on a delicious pizza walking tour. There is also a chance to go whale watching and walk along the impressive Highline Park in NYC. This trip departs July and August 2016 and costs from £2,487 per adult and £2,300 per child (minimum age 8). This price includes return flights, 12 nights' accommodation with some meals and the services of an Explore leader and driver.

Explore's new Family Canadian Winter Adventure is an eight day trip packed with exciting winter activities including skating along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Skateway, cross-country skiing through  winter landscapes and the chance to experience the thrills of snow sliding. Families can try their hand at ice fishing and enjoy an optional dog sledding and snowmobile excursion. Trips depart in December and February 2016 and costs from £1,799 per adult and £1,699 per child (minimum age eight). This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; activities; transport and the services of an Explore leader and driver.

Discover the stunning natural beauty of Canada and the picturesque cities of Vancouver and Calgary on Explore’s 14 day Family Canadian Adventure. See majestic whales and the mighty Grizzly bears at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, go canoeing along the Lake in Wells Gray Park and at night settle down in a rustic cowboy-style cabin on a traditional working ranch. Travel on an ice explorer vehicle up to Banff to discover the breath-taking glacier and the natural hot springs; visit the lush Yoho national park and Butchard Gardens and learn about the indigenous people of the area while making traditional drums. Tours depart in July and August 2016 and costs from £2,496 per adult and £2,196 per child (minimum age eight). The price includes return flights; 13 nights’ accommodation, most meals, activities, transport and the services of an Explore leader and driver.

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

Laura Dewar, PR Manager Laura.dewar@explore.co.uk, 01252 379501
 
 

*Terms and conditions can be found here.


New Family Self-Guided trips:

 

Amalfi Coast Trails - Self-Guided Walking

Explore’s Self-Guided Amalfi Coast Trails eight day trip travels along incredible pathways and clifftops with the chance to sample delicious food and wine along the way. Venture through green valleys and majestic limestone crags of the Ferriere National Park, seek out Sorrento, a beautiful, thriving clifftop town overlooking the Bay of Naples and wander along the clifftop Path of the Gods to the colourful and scenic town of Positano.  Take a dip in the emerald-blue Mediterranean Sea on the beautiful white sandy beach at Marina del Cantone and spend time looking round the intriguing museums of Vinci. This trip departs in July, August, September and October 2016 and costs from £630 per person (minimum age 11). This price includes seven nights' accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and luggage transfers.

Tenerife and La Gomera - Self-Guided Walking

Explore's Self-Guided Tenerife and La Gomera walking tour journeys through the diverse landscapes and warm climates of Tenerife and La Gomera on Explore’s eight day trip. Discover an array of terrains and environments, ranging from vast deserts to beautifully stretching coastlines, whilst also seeking out majestic landmarks such as Tenerife’s iconic El Teide Volcano and La Gomera’s unspoilt cloudforest in Garajonay National Park. Venture amongst bizarre volcanic formations and pine forests in the Paisaje Lunar and descend from Degollada la Peraza into the colourful harbour town of San Sebastian. Departures from January - December 2016 and costs from £585 per person (minimum age 11). This price includes 7 nights' accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and luggage transfers.  

Dolomites to Lake Garda Ride  - Self-Guided Walking

Explore’s exciting Self-Guided Dolomites to Lake Garda Ride trip lets you explore the beautiful region of South Tyrol at your own pace. During the seven day trip, pedal past spectacular glacial valleys on the way to the glistening azure waters of Lake Garda, visit the cosy spa town of Merano and stay in charming alpine villages. The seven day journey takes you past spectacular, white-topped mountain peaks, shimmering lakes, and through historic towns, vineyards and medieval alleys towards the stunning Riva del Garda.  Departures run from April - October 2016 and costs from £730 per person (minimum age 11). The price includes six nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and luggage transfers.

Catalonia Cycling  - Self-Guided Cycling

Explore’s Self-Guided Catalonia Cycling trip offers a mix of culture, history and beautiful scenery on this eight day tour to the stunning region of Spain. Pedal through forested landscape, past mighty dormant volcanoes and onto the vast and beautiful foothills of the Pyrenees. Experience Barcelona’s rich history and culture on a city tour, uncovering the gothic quarter, Gaudi’s fantastic modernist architecture and the proud legacy and heritage of the 1992 Olympic Games. The tour visits the gothic, medieval city of Girona, the lush La Garrotxa Natural Park and charming villages along the way. Departures run from April - October 2016 and cost from £595 per person (minimum age 11). This price includes seven nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and luggage transfers.

Pisa to Florence - Self-Guided Cycling

Explore’s eight  day Self-Guided Tuscan – Pisa to Florence cycle trip ventures through Tuscan landscapes of vineyards and olive groves and takes you to historic Italian cities such as Pisa, Lucca and Vinci. Ride to the glorious city of Florence and have a full day exploring the beautiful city. Travel down tranquil roads and gentle bike paths; follow the Serchio River to the charming town of Lucca and ride to the impressive city walls. A highlight of the tour is sampling the scrumptious Tuscan food with a glass of the regional wine - Chianti. The trip of course wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world renowned leaning tower of Pisa as well as enjoying the history and the culture of the city.  Departures run from March - November 2016 and costs from £590 per person (minimum age 11). The price includes seven nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and luggage transfers.

Canal de la Garonne - Self-Guided Cycling

Explore’s Self-Guided Cycling Canal de la Garonne tour offers travellers a way to discover the tranquil rolling hills of South Western France. Through gentle winding lanes and scenic vineyards, the tour follows the historic Canal de la Garonne from Bordeaux to the pink stone buildings of Toulouse. Pedal past historic towns and quaint villages on paths lined with age-old plane trees, whilst sampling regional delicacies and fine wines along the way. Enjoy several historical stop-offs including the UNESCO listed Mossaic with its 11th century Abbey of St Pierre and the elegant church in Mas d’Agenais. Departures run from April - October 2016 and cost from £880 per person (minimum age 11). The price includes six nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and luggage transfers.

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk, or call 01252 884 723.

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