Audley Travel launches new outdoor itineraries
Bespoke travel specialist Audley Travel has launched a collection of new outdoor trips, giving carefully curated suggestions to guide clients to itineraries beyond the usual choices. The range of destinations include new for the domestic market, Alaska, as well as new itineraries in US national parks and other favorite destinations worldwide.
Alaska & US National Parks
Designed for clients to immerse themselves in nature, Audley’s specialists have selected a range of one-off experiences that will allow travelers to really scratch beneath the surface of the wildest corner of our country.
Audley’s Alaska itineraries offer fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, with grizzly bears and humpback whales common sights. Clients will also delve into the state’s rich gold-mining past, with a visit to Skagway and a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, following in the footsteps of the prospectors on the Klondike Gold Rush.
Audley’s recommended itineraries include a 12-day trip Alaska by Train and Self-drive tour. Highlights include a visit to Denali National Park with its abundant wildlife and Mount Denali, the highest mountain in North America, seeing grizzly bears on a light aircraft trip to Katmai National Park and cruising amongst the fjords and tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park. The trip costs from $7,540 per person and includes a rental car, accommodation and excursions. For more information, please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/usa/alaska or call 1-866-371-2261.
Also recommended is a nine-day Utah National Parks self-drive tour trip. Highlights including taking in the scenery of Zion, Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands National Parks, enjoying a rafting excursion on the Colorado River as well as a jeep ride in Canyonlands National Park and sleeping under the stars in a canvas tent in Zion National Park. The trip costs from $3,445 per person and includes accommodation, a rental car and excursions. For more information, please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/usa or call 1-866-964-5595.
New itineraries in Audley favorite destinations
Canada — Jewels of western Canada self-drive tour is a 15-day itinerary that sees clients drive through spectacular landscapes, passing snow-covered mountains and lakes. Highlights including taking in the views from the summit of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, visiting the impressive waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park (Helmcken Falls is twice the height of Niagara Falls) and looking for wildlife including black and grizzly bears, moose, bald eagles, deer and elk. The trip costs from $4,165 per person and includes a rental car, accommodation and excursions. www.audleytravel.com/us/canada or call 1-866-923-5018.
Switzerland & Italy — Panoramic Switzerland & Italy is a 11-day tour that combines lakes and mountains in two of Audley’s favorite European destinations. Clients take the funicular railway up the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, ride the Glacier Express between Zermatt and St Moritz, relax on the shores of Lake Como and learn to make risotto in a traditional grotto that is reached by a boat cruise across Lake Lugano. The trip costs from $6,890 per person and includes train tickets, accommodation and excursions. www.audleytravel.com/us/switzerland or call 1-866-539-8941.
Norway — Beauty of the fjords is an eight-day trip that sees clients kayak in the Norwegian fjords watching for marine wildlife, explore Hardangerfjord’s orchards, cruise on Sognefjord and explore Bergen. Foodies will enjoy numerous tastings on a private gastronomic tour, designed to showcase the best of the local cuisine. The trip costs from $7,265 per person and includes train tickets, accommodation and excursions. www.audleytravel.com/us/norway or call 1-866-595-2986.
Alex Bentley, Head of Product for Audley Travel said: “As clients return to travel, we know they are keen to explore away from the busy tourist places and we are delighted to be able to offer Alaska to our domestic clients, as well as new itineraries in our other destinations. As with all of Audley’s trips, the ideal itinerary for the client is designed just for them based on their budget, tastes and wish-list and our specialists could feature the lakes and mountains of Alaska as a standalone trip, or link it with visits to other great outdoor spaces throughout the country.”