Avanti Destinations launched its new 2021 “Go365” campaign with a new 106-page e-brochure, filled with suggestions for customizable independent vacations in the fall, winter and early spring in 29 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
As part of the Go365 campaign, Avanti will host three webinars on international winter travel on June 15, June 22 and June 29, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT.
As an incentive, advisors earn a $25 gift card per passenger for new bookings with a deposit made between June 1 and June 30, 2021. To qualify, travel must take place October 2021 through March 2022.
The new Go365 e-brochure features a total of 35 recommended and customizable vacations that may be combined with other Avanti destinations, transfers, tours and experiences. Some recommended vacations are focused on traditional cold-weather activities, such as hunting for the Northern Lights, reindeer-sledding, and skiing. Others take advantage of milder winter weather in southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, plus Central and South America. While other itineraries provide an escape to summerlike weather in the tropical climates of southeast Asia and South America. Several in Europe are self-drive vacations that take in off-the-beaten path destinations. In addition, private tours are included in most itineraries.
Among the 35 vacation suggestions in the new e-brochure:
Culinary Highlights of Italy – 11 days, 10 nights in Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rome. This foodie vacation includes: one dinner in each city (one in a private palazzo); private gondola ride in Venice with appetizers and prosecco; private tour of the Emilia-Romagna region with visits to makers of parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and Lambrusco wine; private gourmet tour of Tuscany with lunch and tastings of pecorino cheese, wines, and olive oil; market tour and cooking class in Rome; private transfers in each city; first-class rail between cities.
Wild Atlantic Way (self-drive in Ireland) – 11 days, 10 nights in Dublin, Sligo/Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, and Kerry to see prehistoric monuments, sites related to Ireland’s great poet Yeats, fishing villages, Kylemore Abbey, the Burren’s lunar landscape, Cliffs of Moher, scenic Dingle peninsula where Gaelic is still spoken, monastic sites from Europe’s Dark Ages, and the Rock of Cashel—visited by St. Patrick. Includes rental car, Irish fjord ferry cruise, private walking tour of Dublin, entrance fees for many historic attractions.
Paradores of Spain (self-drive) – 8 days, 7 nights staying overnight in “paradores,” restored castles, monasteries, manor houses and fortresses in some of Spain’s most picturesque and historic towns of Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Carmona and Merida. Includes private walking tour of Toledo, private tour of Grenada’s Alhambra palace and garden, private walking tour of Ronda, a flamenco show and dinner in Seville, and rental car.
Finland Adventure – 5 days, 4 nights in Ruka Kuusamo in Finnish Lapland. Activities include learning about indigenous Sami culture, visiting a reindeer farm, nighttime Northern Lights tour by snowshoe or sled, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and experiencing an authentic Finnish sauna. Available November-April only, best combined with a stay in Helsinki and other Finnish or Nordic destinations.
Costa Rica Family Adventure (self-drive or with transfers) – 10 days, 9 nights in San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal and Manuel Antonio. Includes Tortuguero Canals tour, morning rainforest hike with a naturalist guide (Tortuguero), hanging bridges/rainforest canopy tour, night time bat tour, guided whitewater rafting adventure designed for families, wildlife boat tour of the mangroves on remote Isla Damas, walking tour of Manuel Antonio National Park.
Dubai Desert Escape– 6 days, 5 nights in Dubai and client’s choice of two desert resorts. Private guides and transfers throughout. Includes private tour of the ultra-modern city sights and traditional spice and gold markets. At both desert resorts, clients can select from a variety of excursions and activities, such as falconry, guided nature walks, archery, and camel trekking.