From Captivating Copenhagen to the Wilds of Iceland, Austin Adventures Introduces New Trips for 2017
Traversing snow-covered Grand Teton National Park, biking picturesque fishing villages in the Danish Isles, exploring Cuba as a family and hiking volcanoes in Iceland are some of the new experiences AustinAdventures will offer in 2017. The adventure travel company, which specializes in luxury multi-sport and family itineraries worldwide, has added 10 newtrips for 2017 based on travel trends and customer requests.
“We have an intimate relationship with our guests, truly listening to their requests, and these are the trips they have been asking for,” says Dan Austin, president of AustinAdventures. “We are especially excited about showing off Yellowstone and Grand Teton during the winter, parks we know incredibly well, because it is an entirely different experience, as well as showcasing our knowledge of biking in Europe on the new bike tour through Denmark.”
AustinAdventuresnewtrips for 2017 include:
Denmark Bike Tour -- A wonderful country for biking with more bikes than cars in the capital city of Copenhagen, Denmark is the latest European destination where AustinAdventures will offer its classic bike tours. Organized by the company’s European operations manager, who’s been biking in Denmark for 40 years, the 7-day adults-only bike tour hops across the Danish Isles and cycles through fishing villages and harbor towns. Travelers will see castles from the world’s oldest uninterrupted line of rulers, stop by Hamlet’s memorial grave, learn about Viking history and visit the Danish Riviera. Prices start $3398 per person double occupancy with departure dates June 18, July 16 and August 20, 2017.
Yellowstone-Tetons Winter Vacation -- This newtrip combines the best of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks during the magical winter months once tourists are long gone. On the 6-day trip, guests will showshoe, cross country ski, snow tube and go on a sleigh ride through the winter wonderland of some of America’s favorite National Parks. Keep an eye out for elk, bison and bear as the animals navigate meadows and forests during this coldest of seasons. Prices start $3498 per person double occupancy with one departure date on January 29, 2018.
Iceland: Reykjavik to Hekla Volcano -- Building on the growing demand to travel to Iceland and the availability of low-cost airfares from carriers like WOW Air and Icelandair, AustinAdventures has added two 8-day itineraries, including one for families, to the country that houses more authors per capita than anywhere in the world. The adventure lets guests sail alongside humpback and blue whales, hike fjords and soak in natural hot springs with stops in Reykjavik, at Glymur waterfall and through lava fields. Prices start $4998 per person double occupancy with departures June 25, July 22 and August 12, 2017.
Cuba Caribbean Family Vacation -- As American airlines head to Cuba this fall and winter, AustinAdventures is opening the doors to families who want to see this Central American country stuck in time. The new 9-day Cuba Caribbean Family Vacation takes families on a walking tour to showcase the culture and natural beauty of Cuba. Highlights include hiking the UNESCO La Terrazas 11,000-acre biosphere, exploring stalagmite-rich caves, a stop in Old Havana, swimming at the base of a waterfall and snorkeling coral reefs. Prices start $3490 per person double occupancy; children are $3490 each. Departures are to be determined. There is also an adults-only Cuba walking tour also starting at $3490.
Tuscany Bike Tour -- Is there a better way to see the rolling hills of Tuscany than in the open air on a bike? AustinAdventures is betting that there is not with its new 6-day bike tour of Tuscany that pedals through Medieval towns, past cypress trees and olive orchards, and along rolling vineyards. There is plenty of time between rides to enjoy classic Tuscan cuisine, sip wine and explore each town by foot. Prices start at $2998 per person double occupancy with departures April 16, May 7, June 4, September 10 and October 1, 2017.
Arizona South Rim and Havasupai - Families can immerse themselves in the beauties of Arizona on this 5-day trip that combines both the Grand Canyon along with Havasupai and Havasu Falls where AustinAdventure guides are incredibly knowledgeable. The trip begins at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and then heads to Hualapai Canyon, hiking through canyons and past underwater grottos, gardens and Havasu Creek. Search for fossils in Carbonite Canyon and enjoy overnights at AustinAdventures’ luxury basecamp set against the walls of the Grand Canyon. Prices start $2298 per person double occupancy, $1998 for children at least 10 years old; departure dates are March 19, April 12, May 14, June 8 and September 21, 2017.
Holland Family Bike Tour - Grab the kids and get ready to enjoy a bike along the northern coast of The Netherlands past tulips, wildflowers and windmills, over wooden drawbridges and along cobblestone streets in seaside towns. The 7-day Holland Family Bike Tour is ideal for kids at least 7 or older with its flat paved paths and excellent and safe biking infrastructure. Children will especially love choosing from hundreds of pancakes at a Dutch pancake restaurant along the way. Prices start $2998 per person double occupancy; departure dates are June 25, July 9 and July 30, 2017.
Baja Peninsula Cruise - Get an up close and personal look at the amazing marine life on this small ship cruise through the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Sperm whale, dolphin, whale sharks and gray whales are plentiful in these waters, many of them swimming with their new calves. There is also an opportunity to snorkel with sea lion pups, ride a burro alongside a native ranchero family and enjoy the sea by night as it glows in bioluminescence. Prices start $2995 per person double occupancy; departure dates not yet determined.
For more information or to book any of these 2017 trips, visit www.austinadventures.com or call 800-575-1540. AustinAdventures offers a 100 percent, satisfaction guarantee to any customers who are not entirely satisfied with their trip. The company also excels is developing custom itineraries for guests who want to create their own adventures.