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TORONTO — G Adventures’ massive, seven-day ‘Cyber Week Sale’ for the week leading up to Black Friday and including Cyber Monday leads off today’s roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
The G Adventures sale started at 12:01 a.m. this morning and runs until 11:59 p.m. EST on Mon. Nov. 26, with thousands of trips that depart between December 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019, up for grabs at significant savings.
“Our rally message this year is ‘our world deserves more you’; more of your ideas, more of your passion, more of your curiosity, kinship and engagement. That’s how we get to a world with more ‘we’,” says Aizaz Sheikh, G Adventures’ Canadian Marketing Director.
“It’s also why we doubled down on the cyber week savings this year. We want to help more more travellers go from dreaming to doing in 2019, and experience more of the world.”
During the Cyber Week Sale, more than 500 different small-group tours on six different continents will be marked down, adding up to nearly 10,000 opportunities to join an immersive, guided adventure before next August. Of those, nearly 400 trips will be slashed 30 to 35 per cent off regular tour prices.
Destinations with the deepest discounts and greatest current availability will be India and Nepal, with 64 different tour departures marked down a substantial 35% off. Additional tour destinations offering special, 35% off savings will include: China, Australia, Cambodia, Tanzania and the British Virgin Islands.
Travel through Peru, Ecuador, Indonesia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be similarly discounted, at 30% off retail tour prices.
“This is an extremely wishlist-worthy sale,” adds Sheikh. “Whether your dream has been to hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, trek up to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, cruise down the Mekong River, or witness the mesmerizing beauty of wild gorillas in Uganda, we’ve got an adventure at a great price.”
Among the tours with the deepest discounts of 30-35% off will be these sample trips with current 2018-2019 availability:
Colombia Journey, 9 days
Discover Ethiopia, 10 days
Sailing the British Islands, 10 days
Nepal Adventure, 10 days
Mekong River Encompassed, 10 days
Best of Southern India, 14 days
End of the Earth, Argentina, 14 days
Other Black Friday / Cyber Monday week sales include:
Global tour operator Collette’s Black Friday offer, valid on bookings made Nov. 21 – 25, saves clients 15% on any tour booking for 2019. This offer applies to all Collette family of brands, including the new Explorations line. The 15% savings applies to the land portion of all tours except Antarctica, The Northern Lights of Finland, British Landscapes, Alaska Discovery, Rhine & Moselle River Cruise, Greenland & Iceland, and all Oberammergau Passion Play tours. The travel window is Jan. 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings, or combinable with any other offer, excluding member benefits. Sale not valid on online reservations; call to reserve. Other restrictions may apply. Call for details. Collette’s website is collette.com.
Transat’s Black Friday week sale runs until Nov. 26 with up to 50% savings off winter Sun packages. Sample prices include $877 for a Jan. 6 Toronto departure to Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo and $1,279 for Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, also Jan. 6 out of Toronto. Clients can also save on cruise packages (up to $150 off per couple) and Europe packages (up to $500 off per couple).
From Nov. 20 – 28 Cunard is offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday week promotions available on select 2019 voyages, aboard all three ships including flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and sister ships Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Starting today new voyage bookings will receive free double upgrades, and free drinks and free gratuities in Princess Grill or Queens Grill Suites. Promo code is RG8/ZED.
Click here for more Black Friday / Cyber Monday week promotions from suppliers including Sunwing, Barcelo Hotel Group, ACV, Insight Vacations and Trafalgar.