A global adventure travel company that offers a world of experiences, Xanterra Travel Collection announced a host of deals on everything from luxury resorts to cruising the high seas, lodging and experiences in the country’s most iconic national parks, international tours and adventure travel.
Much like a family of four trying to decide on a dinner spot for the evening (you know exactly what I’m talking about: “Hey Kids, what do you want for dinner?” ” I dunno, dad. You pick”), selecting a travel destination can seem just as aimless. With so many locations and trips to choose from, a more focused list of successful travel itineraries is exactly what you need to get planning.
So, to offer a helping hand, for just 72 hours, savvy travelers can take advantage of exclusive savings on a dream vacation or a bucket-list trip to one of the most Beautiful Places on Earth® when booking one of the many brands housed in the Xanterra Travel Collection.
The catch? Travelers must book on July 25, 26 or 27 at www.xanterra.com/xmas_july.
Now, let’s look at your options! (All photos are property of Xanterra Travel Collection)
Cruise the Sea
Holiday Cruising in Paradise – Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve with Windstar Cruises this year and enjoy special savings on select holiday sailings. Snorkel in the neon waters of Phuket Island, partake of a private evening feast on a deserted motu in Bora Bora or sip rum cocktails in the Caribbean watching the sunset.
Worldwide Adventure Tours
European Bicycling and Walking Tours – Explore Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Croatia like never before with $250 in savings on any VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations European tour departing October 15 – December 31, 2018.
Galapagos Getaway – Cross off an ultimate bucket list travel experience by booking a trip to the Galapagos in 2019 with Holiday Vacations and save $300 per person or $600 per couple.
Guided Walking Vacations – Explore the world “one step at a time” with Country Walkers and save 5% on any guided tour departing October 15 – December 31, 2018.
The Oasis at Death Valley – Experience the beauty and warmth of California’s Death Valley National Park and the multimillion-dollar renovation of the historic Oasis at Death Valley. Save 30% off nightly rates on select dates between September 2018 and January 2019 at the historic, AAA Four-Diamond Inn at Death Valley, and between November 2018 and January 2019 at the family-friendly Ranch at Death Valley.
The Broadmoor – The only resort in the country to earn Forbes Five-Stars for the past 58 consecutive years, The Broadmoor in Colorado is a magical place for family and friends. Celebrate the legendary resort’s 100th anniversary with 30% off best available room rates over select dates during November and December 2018.
Sea Island – The only resort in the world to receive four Forbes Five-Stars 10 years in a row, Sea Island in Georgia is offering 30% off nightly room rates at The Cloister, The Lodge and The Inn between December 1-25, 2018.
The Grand Hotel – During select dates between November 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, guests receive 30% off room rates at The Grand Hotel, a AAA Three-Diamond property located just one mile from the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park in the town of Tusayan.
Grand Canyon South Rim – During select dates between November 2018 and March 6, 2019, guests enjoy lodges in the Grand Canyon park without the crowds while saving up to 30% off room rates at the Maswik, Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges.
Glacier National Park – Guests receive 30% off nightly rates at Cedar Creek Lodge, located at the gateway to the park in Columbia Falls, MT, over select dates between November 2018 and March 2019.
Yellowstone – Explore the magic of Yellowstone in winter and enjoy savings of 30% off nightly rates at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge when booking two nights between December 16-20, 2018 and during the month of January 2019.
Zion National Park – This winter, guests can experience Zion in all its glory and receive 30% off nightly rates at the Zion National Park Lodge on select dates between December 2018 and February 7, 2019.
By Train (Railway)
Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel – The romance of train travel beckons guests with 30% off round trip train tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway and 30% off nightly rates at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (excluding the Rail Baron Suite) on select dates between November 2018 through March 6, 2019 (excluding Polar Express trains).
Adventure by Bike
Prefer to adventure by bike? Welcome 2019 with new cycling tours around the world from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. From pedaling the Basque wine country of Spain to cruising and cycling along the Danube between Germany and Hungary, and through the canals of Venice and the Po River Delta in Italy; to riding among the saguaro in the desert or by the ocean along the South Fork of Long Island, there is an itinerary and destination for everyone – whether a seasoned cyclist or novice.
Spain: Basque, Navarra & Rioja Wine Regions
With sweeping valleys, rugged mountains, devout pilgrims, celebrated vintners and Michelin-starred cuisine, there is drama at every turn of the pedal in Spain. Travelers cycle through Basque, Navarre and La Rioja, tracing scenic rivers and lush vineyards to vibrant Pamplona, tiny Ezcaray, and rustic Briñas, pausing to sample wines and local fare and the dramatic and rich culture along the way. Each night, guests retire to luxurious accommodations, including a Relais & Chateaux gastronomic hotel and a Michelin-star dinner. Prices per person (including airfare) start at $4,345.
Danube Bike & River Cruise: Nuremburg to Budapest
Offering easy riverside terrain with some mild climbing, daily rides are primarily on paved or gravel bike paths in both urban and rural areas. Guests tour medieval hamlets, visit elegant Baroque treasures, and enjoy full days in Vienna and Budapest. Cultural and culinary highlights include touring the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, the imperial summer residence of the Habsburgs and one of Austria’s most significant cultural treasures, and sampling Austria’s Wachau Valley wines and Bavarian beers brewed at local abbeys. Each evening, guests return to the comfort of a deluxe river ship to enjoy cocktails, dinner and evening activities on board. Prices per person start at $4,995, including airfare.
Italy Bike & Boat: Venice to Mantua
This is a region of Italy begging to be explored by bike and boat. Travelers uncover a unique side of Italy at an easy pace from a luxury boat, cruising from Venice into its spectacular lagoon and up Po River tributaries to historic Mantua, going ashore to cycle dreamy Italian landscapes, untouched wilderness and Renaissance-era cities with the cultural jewels for which the region is famous. Along the way, guests learn about glass-blowing in Murano, try delicious Grana Padana cheese with honey and relax as their Ave Maria boat glides along Italy’s quiet canals. Prices per person (including airfare) start at $4,995.
New York to Rhode Island: The Hamptons, Shelter Island & Newport
Cyclists explore the eastern reaches of Long Island’s South Fork, where the Hamptons showcase stunning rides along unspoiled and protected coastlines and marshes all the way to Montauk with its charming lighthouse and hip surfer culture. Travelers experience the Gilded Age in Newport, home to palatial mansions and dramatic rocky shores and stroll the brick and stone promenades of Bowen’s Wharf. Along the way, guests pause to sample seafood at its freshest, wines at their fruitiest – including at Sag Harbor’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard – and seaside vistas at their most breathtaking. Quaint harbor inns and and seaside accommodations await each evening. Prices per person (land only) start at $2,595.
Arizona: Saguaro National Park and the Sonoran Desert
There’s nothing like experiencing the art, tranquility and stunning natural beauty of America’s Southwest by bike. From the saddle travelers explore the open desert, surrounded by magnificent mountains and the wide Arizona sky, visiting unique museums and art galleries, savoring a wine tasting at a family-owned Arizona winery and witnessing firsthand the region’s flora and fauna, including the iconic Saguaro cacti and desert birds and raptors. At night, a charming B&B, historic ranch, and serene resort await, along with culinary experiences from the region, including Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American. Prices per person (land only) start at $2,545.