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Trending tours you need to book during Black Friday

Oct 21, 2021 by Kara Kramer

Black Friday isn’t just a time to score a new flat-screen TV or the latest air fryer. This Black Friday, you’ll find some of the best travel deals available on the dreamiest destinations for 2022 and 2023. Here are the top trending tours to book this Black Friday.


Grand Tour of Italy

15 days

Where you’ll visit: Spend two weeks discovering Italy with an expert Tour Director and a group of dolce vita-loving travelers. You’ll explore legendary cities like Venice, Florence, and Rome. The grand tour includes all the mouthwatering meals, charming streets, and historical sites Italy has to offer.

Why you should book this trip: “The Grand Tour of Italy was a wide range of places, historical settings, and breathtaking views,” said traveler Jane. “The tour would not have been half as enjoyable if it wasn’t for Barbara, our Tour Director. Her expertise and knowledge was key to everyone having a wonderful time.”

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Australia & New Zealand

22 days

What you’ll see: This tour is made for those with an adventurous spirit. From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the rugged Outback, to New Zealand’s cliff-lined fjords, the South Pacific offers a lineup of spectacular landscapes.

Why you should book this trip: In-between outdoor adventures, you’ll discover sophisticated, multicultural cities and an irresistible, carpe diem spirit across Australia and New Zealand.

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A Week in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

9 days

What you’ll see: Take a dreamy vacation to paradise when you hit the islands of Mykonos and Santorini on a weeklong tour of Greece. Cobblestone streets, arched white facades, and ocean-blue roofs are just a few of the picturesque Greek landscapes you can expect to find on this tour.

Why you should book this trip: You'll discover the ancient history of Greece in the buzzing capital of Athens, and the unmatched beauty of the Greek islands in the same week.

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A Week in Sicily: Palermo, Syracuse & Taormina

9 days

Where you’ll visit: Travel to lively Palermo, seaside Syracuse, and charming Taormina to uncover the island’s beautiful landscapes and captivating history.

Why you should book this trip: Sicily, the island off the boot of Italy, is famous for its unique culture and rustic cuisine. From fresh fall harvests to warm spring weather, each season brings a unique reason to visit.

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Grand Tour of Ireland

14 days

Where you’ll visit: You’ll see it all on this Grand Tour of Ireland, villages and cities from Dublin to Derry. Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin and end your tour in the iconic Temple Bar district.

Why you should book this trip: You’ll mingle in traditional pubs, drive along the Ring of Kerry, and walk across Giant’s Causeway. After two weeks of exploring the Emerald Isle, you’ll never want to leave.

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Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland

12 days

What you’ll see: Embark on a guided tour of England, Scotland, and Ireland, which takes you from cosmopolitan London to the medieval city of Edinburgh. You’ll pass through the Lake District and Wales as you travel between Scotland and Ireland.

Why you should book this trip: After arriving in the Emerald Isle, you’ll be grabbing a pint (or two) with Dubliners and later exploring the scenic Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher. These views are worth the flight alone.

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Egypt & the Nile

12 days

What you’ll see: You’ll walk past towering stone icons, avenues of sphinxes, and into royal valleys amid the desert sands. Then, end your adventure in Cairo, where history meets today’s modern bustle.

Why you should book this trip: “All the places we visited on tour and its wonderful people make Egypt a magical place to visit,” said traveler Adelina. On this tour of Egypt, descend into a world of ancient wonders and discover the lands behind the legends.

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Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu

11 days

Where you’ll visit: Ascend into the Andes and uncover the sites where the ancient Inca once thrived. Explore the plazas in Cuzco, the Inca sites in the Sacred Valley, and the legendary Lost City of the Incas on a guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Why you should book this trip: Visit lost Inca sites, then keep the adventure going on the tour extension to the Amazon where you’ll see incredible wildlife in the world’s largest rainforest and meet the indigenous Yagua people.

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U.S. National Parks: The Grand Canyon to Yellowstone

12 days

Where you’ll visit: Explore the mysterious cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, gaze into the depths of the Grand Canyon, and stand in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. On this guided tour through America’s wilderness, discover the amazing cultural and geographic diversity of the national parks of the West.

Why you should book this trip: You’ll experience some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, where each day brings you to a new destination and new adventure. “The tour was wonderful... what a truly beautiful country we live in,” said traveler Janice. “For us, I felt the trip was an elixir for both the body and mind.”

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Kenya Wildlife Safari

13 days

What you’ll see: On this thrilling small group Safari Tour, you’ll see landscapes teeming with animals, from speedy cheetahs to majestic herds of zebras in Kenya’s most spectacular backdrops. Travel from towering Mount Kenya to the wild expanses of the Maasai Mara to witness the drama of the bush unfolding around you.

Why you should book this trip: Going on safari is a once in a lifetime experience. “This tour should be on everyone’s bucket list,” said traveler Susan. “Seeing 25 lions in one day was just beyond real.”

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Find all these tours and more during our exclusive Black Friday Event.

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About the author | Kara Kramer
Growing up, Kara’s backyard was the Sonoran Desert where her love for exploration was ignited by dirt roads leading to petroglyphs and family road trips to sleepy Mexican fishing villages. Kara’s enjoyment for charting new territory continued with teaching abroad in Thailand, roaming wine cellar caves in Portugal, and swimming in the bioluminescent waters of the Caribbean. She’s always on the lookout for dive bars and a bowl of Vietnamese Pho (lime, basil, and jalapeño is the holy trinity).

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