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Able and willing to travel: what people booked in July 2021

With restrictions lifting and vaccinations continuing at a great clip, travellers are once again looking forward to booking adventure holidays. Here is a selection of some of the trips your fellow travellers booked last month. Departure dates were anywhere from "immediate" to fall of 2023.

Rocky Mountaineer

With the US border still closed, perhaps this is the year you should do that once-in-a-lifetime dream trip by train through the Rocky Mountains? With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of two worlds: maximum views from custom-designed coaches, and maximum comfort: stay in beautiful hotels at each destination. You'll be delighted by the West Coast-inspired cuisine, the memorable onboard experience and the stunning experience. Choose from itineraries as short as three days or as long as 11 days. Contact us for details.

Realm of the Spirit Bear - Expedition Cruise into the Great Bear Rain Forest

Small-Ship Cruise

8 days from CA$7150

Physical Rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Sail on an expedition cruise into world’s largest intact temperate rainforest on Canada's west coast. This is a world of steep-sided fjords, tranquil coves and inlets, islands and great river estuaries and above all: wildlife. Grizzly bears, Spirit bears, Black bears and wolf packs have thrived here for millennia. Whales, sea lions, bald eagles, and other marine mammals and birds abound, and as we cruise this beautiful coastline, you get to explore by zodiac and kayak and walk in rainforest and wildflower meadows with our on-board naturalist. We will also stop in some of the remote First Nation villages where we will be welcomed and learn about local history and culture.

Hiking on the Amalfi Coast

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1899

Physical Rating: Moderate

Steep mountains rising from the turquoise Mediterranean, slopes covered in lemon groves, white-washed villages lining deep valleys where they meet the ocean. Explore covered alleys leading to hidden courtyards and sit down for a glass of wine or some gelato. Follow ancient footpaths and stairs up the hills to hamlets tucked away in forest-covered hills. Hike up to a vantage point and marvel at the views over this, the Amalfi Coast. This is one of the best coastal hikes in Italy.

Newfoundland - Hike Gros Morne

Small Group Holiday

7 days from CA$2790

Physical Rating: Moderate

Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park needs little introduction - virtually every Canadian knows the iconic image of Western Brook Pond, a boat tour on which is included in your vacation. This tour takes you on the best day hikes in the park, including the Look Out Hills and the summit of Gros Morne Mountain.

Best of Iceland

Small Group Holiday

10 days from CA$4379

Physical Rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Iceland is raw, restless nature, stunning scenery, wonderful food and great people. Visit the original Geysir, the Viking parliament at Thingvellir and waterfalls like spectacular Gullfoss. Enjoy the beautiful coastline, the icy glaciers and the ever-present volcanoes and mountains and witness the Northern Lights in winter or the endless days of summer in this island paradise.

Private Croatia - A Tailor-Made Journey to the Dalmatian Coast

Private Journey

8 days from US$6195

Physical Rating: Leisurely

Endless Roman ruins, romantic Venetian towns and Byzantine churches. Sun-bleached hills descending to cobalt blue seas, which in turn straddle a coast dotted with picturesque isles. And if that is not enough, come and find out why Croatian wines and olive oils are making a mark on the world stage. This private journey through Croatia takes you to the highlights: the Palace of Diocletian in Split, the stunning Gothic palaces, winding pedestrianized marble streets and old Venetian harbour of Hvar, the baroque buildings and ancient city walls Of Dubrovnik.

As with all our private tours, this sample itinerary can be completely tailored to create the perfect journey of discovery for you. For this group we created a 3-week itinerary visiting Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The itinerary was a labour of love with plenty of special experiences, sumptuous meals and produce tastings while staying in small-boutique hotels.

In the wake of the Vikings - Expedition to Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland

Small-Ship Cruise

15 days from US$6995

Physical Rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Follow in the wake of Leif Erikson on a journey from Greenland to Labrador and down the coast to l'Anse aux Meadows in Canada's Newfoundland. En-route encounter icebergs, polar bear, whales, seabirds and marine wildlife. Land at Torngat Mountains National Park with Canada’s highest peaks east of the Rockies, superb scenery and wildlife such as polar bear, black bear, caribou, falcons, and eagles. Visit the haunting remains of Moravian Mission stations and communities along the Labrador coast. Discover the Norse settlement at l'Anse aux Meadows and explore the picturesque villages and rocky shores on the east coast of Newfoundland before ending your journey in lively St. John’s.

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