âWhere should I go next?â is a question that is always on every travelers mind. With so many authentic experiences to connect travelers to cultures, people and traditions, deciding where to travel to can be a bit overwhelming. All signs are pointing to 2017 being a very busy travel year. To help you decide on your next adventure, we compiled part 2 of our list of the most popular tour destinations in 2016. (Read Part 1) Â Based on these top traveler destinations, we predict these trends will continue onto 2017.
For almost 70 years, Trafalgar has been dedicated to giving you the most enjoyable guided vacation youâve ever experienced. With a variety of distinct travel styles, travelers can choose which vacation type works best for them. These packages are fully inclusive with hotel accommodations, meals, transportation, a tour director and guided sightseeing. Their exceptional stress-free travel arrangements, perfectly planned itineraries and expert local knowledge keeps travelers coming back.
For value-minded travelers looking to explore Europe, Cosmos is ready to be your guide. For more than 50 years, Cosmos, the budget-centric sister brand to Globus, has helped people travel internationally at domestic prices. When Cosmos plans travel itineraries, they always offer travelers plenty of independent exploring time and daily optional excursions. Here are some of our favorite Cosmos European destinations.
By:Â Angel Green,Â Senior Manager Sales & Marketing Integration
I recently enjoyed a storybook kingdom vacation with Adventures by Disney, where the itinerary included Central Europe (Czech Republic, Austria and Germany). While Adventures by Disney has many guided tours, this particular itinerary is designed for both adults and children 10 years of age and older. This tour was filled with site visits to cathedrals, palaces, castles, medieval villages, ice caves, UNESCO World Heritage sites, galleries, elegant renaissance-era buildings, charming cafes and restaurants. So much history in this region. Hotel stays included 5-star luxury accommodations at the Prague Marriott Hotel, Hotel Edelweiss Berchtesgaden, and the Ritz Carlton. All hotels are centrally located, which allows for great walking tours.
Growing up, I always saw myself exploring Europe with a big backpack, ripped up sneakers, and multiple large paper maps. I had dreamed of the backpacking life that most 20-something-year-olds fantasize about. I had it all planned out, my limited budget would allow me to fly into one airport, walk, hitch hike, or find a cheap standing only train ticket to move onto my next city. For accommodations, I would find any hostel that seemed relatively safe and clutch my belongings tightly in my sleep so no one can steal anything if I happened to be able to fall asleep among the noise of however many other people were in that same room bunking with me. Plan b would have been to find the warmest, cleanest corner or steps to get a few hours of sleep in before I explored the city with all my belongings on my back.Continue reading