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When the timing is right, travel will return with more meaning than ever before, and our friends at The Travel Corporation are offering immersive experiences for every kind of traveler, this year and onward. Travelers will no longer be looking to simply check off destinations but experience the depths of the places they visit and make a meaningful difference. The breathtaking African landscapes and abundant wildlife might be calling your name in Kenya, or perhaps a journey of ultimate luxury in Italy with access to iconic locals and the most notable sites before they open to the public. If you are looking to get away with friends and family to reconnect, explore Ireland and Scotland for a trip full of cultural immersion and a deep dive into life with the locals.
Discover how to experience the top getaways in 2021 with The Travel Corporation’s family of brands below:
Make travel matter in Kenya
On African Travel, Inc. (ATI)’s 9-day Captivating Kenya luxury journey, travelers will discover two prime wildlife regions and engage in Kenya’s conservation success story. Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes vary from semi-arid regions and forested highlands to snow-capped mountains and endless savannah plains. This diversity of ecosystems and wildlife species makes the destination appealing for travelers all over the world.
This incredible adventure to Kenya will kick off at Nairobi National Park, where travelers will witness unique views of rhinos with Nairobi’s cityscape not far behind. Enjoy a stay at the family-owned, The Emakoko Boutique Lodge, the perfect base to explore Kenya’s oldest national park and view endangered black rhinos, as well as elephants, giraffes, and lions.
A tented treehouse in a forest glade is your base from which to explore the remote Matthews Mountain Range. Learn about the conservation work carried out by the Namunyak Trust and visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya’s first community-owned and managed elephant orphanage. Here, you’ll meet some of the women from the Samburu tribe that care for these elephants and who have earned a role traditionally reserved for them.
Lastly, the trip will conclude with a visit to the Maasai Mara’s grassy plains, located in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Home to the annual Great Migration and the greatest and most diverse conservation of wildlife in Africa featuring lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, hippopotamus, wildebeests, and much more. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and yours for the taking in 2021!
Book on: Captivating Kenya – 9 days
Available from: Winter 2021, onward. AfricanTravelInc.com
Turn your journey into gold in Italy
On a luxurious journey through Italy, Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury guided journeys, offers experiences unlike any other. Stanley Tollman, Chairman of The Travel Corporation (TTC), has leveraged his extensive relationships to put together the Chairman’s Collection (CC) experiences, offering the rare opportunity to meet iconic local legends and unique access to incredible places. On the Ultimate Italy 12-day journey, travelers can join Marchese (Count) Francesco Mazzei at his elegant Tuscan estate for an exclusive lunch and wine tasting while learning the art of winemaking and hearing about his rich family heritage. The Mazzei family has been perfecting the art of winemaking for over 24 generations and championing Chianti wines from the beginning, making the Marchese the perfect teacher.
When in Rome, enjoy a VIP Experience at the Vatican City as you explore the Sistine Chapel with a Local Expert before it opens to the public. Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to see La Pietà before seeing the Roman Forum and skipping the line to visit the grand Colosseum. Wander through the Isle of Capri and take in the stunning views from the Gulf of Naples. You will enjoy delectable cuisine at the Michelin-starred Mammà restaurant, cooked by chef Salvatore La Ragione in perfect Caprese style with the freshest of produce.
Afterward, continue onward to Pisa and enjoy exploring the splendid Duomo, Baptistery, and the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that must be seen at least once in your life. You will join your Local Expert to view the picturesque fishing village of Manarola, then enjoy a cruise along Monterosso’s rugged coast before stopping in town to explore the medieval quarter and famous beach. As an end to your journey, you’ll embrace the magic of Venice and toast farewell to the friends you have made for a lifetime.
Book on: Ultimate Italy – 12 days
Available from: Winter 2021, onward. LuxuryGold.com
Connect with friendly locals in Ireland and Scotland
Traveling from Dublin to Edinburgh, Trafalgar, the world leader in guided vacations, offers a 15-day Best of Ireland and Scotland adventure that will have you immersed in all the highlights and must-sees on your bucket list. Explore the irresistibly beautiful Ring of Kerry, the mesmerizing Giant’s Causeway, the captivating Isle of Skye, the lush Scottish Highlands, and much more. This is the perfect itinerary for history lovers, scenery seekers, and adventure chasers.
Travel back to the 1930s in Ireland during a Connect with Locals and Trafalgar exclusive Be My Guest experience throughout an unforgettable historic encounter at Muckross Traditional Farms. Against the scenic backdrops of the lakes of Killarney, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the locals as well as your incredible host and storyteller to learn about traditional farming techniques, how to churn butter, and enjoy a sample for yourself. You will be treated to a delicious and traditional Irish meal in the Quilles Farmhouse, featuring lamb casserole and boxty, an iconic potato pancake. Sip and savor local beer or Irish wine and enjoy traditional music and dancing.
Dive into Culture with Trafalgar during a visit to the County of Kildare for an unforgettable sightseeing visit to a genuine Irish Stud Farm, and learn about Ireland’s horse breeding traditions. You can even join a Local Specialist on a tour of Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy an in-depth first-hand perspective on Scotland’s gold nectar. Travel to the House of Waterford Crystal, home of Irish crystal, as you explore the world’s largest collection of Waterford Crystal up-close and personal.
Book on: Best of Ireland and Scotland – 15 days
Available from: Winter 2021, onward. Trafalgar.com
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