NEW YORK — Families that are stuck at home and dreaming of travel are in luck: Intrepid Urban Adventures, the day tour arm of Intrepid Travel, has launched new online virtual experiences designed specifically for their needs and interests.
Launched in response to growing demand for virtual experiences amid the global pandemic, the new live and interactive tours connect families with local tour guides and their own families around the world. All tours are hands-on and include such highlights as cooking pierogi with a family in Krakow, baking Anzac biscuits with a Melbourne mom, and watercolour painting inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo.
Plus, the new family tours are part of the wider Urban Adventures At Home range on online experiences, designed to support local guides whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. As of February 2021, Intrepid Urban Adventures guides have led over 5,000 virtual experiences globally; with the launch of family experiences, Intrepid now offers more than 50 online experiences.
Sample experiences include the following:
- Frida Kahlo Watercolor Painting Class: Starting from Cdn$38, this one-hour class allows families to paint their own works of art with the guidance of a local artist in Mexico City. As they paint, they’ll learn about the life of Frida Kahlo and why she’s regarded as a feminist icon.
- Fruit Pierogi Cooking Class from Krakow: Starting from $46, this two-hour class allows families to learn how to make pierogi from scratch and cook them in a fun, safe and child-friendly way. Kids will play the role of authentic chefs, making the dough, rolling it out, mixing the fruit filling, cooking the pierogi and decorating their plates.
- Bake Anzac Biscuits with a Melbourne Family: This one-hour class starts at $32 and teaches families how to make Anzac biscuits, a traditional dish from Australia. They’ll also hear about the history and significance of Anzac Day and listen to a children’s story book.
All tours are hosted over Zoom and are open to children aged over six. For more details go to https://www.urbanadventures.com/online-experiences-for-families.