TORONTO — Intrepid Travel has expanded its Premium range of tours, with 10 brand new itineraries.
The new Intrepid Premium tours include six new trips in Europe and four new trips in North and South America. First launched back in March 2021, the Intrepid Premium range now totals 97 trips in all, across 42 countries and five continents.
The launch marks the first Intrepid Premium itinerary in the U.S. Premium Alaska is one of four tours being launched across the Americas including Premium Costa Rica and Premium Patagonia.
The six new Europe itineraries also mark the first Premium tours in the Baltics, Balkans, and Northern Spain, and bring the total Intrepid Premium offering in Europe to 25 tours.
Geared to clients looking for higher-end adventures, Intrepid Premium is known for hand-picked accommodations, private transportation, train journeys and an array of signature stays and exclusive experiences.
“Trends show that passengers are willing to pay for premium trips that offer an exceptional experience at an excellent value,” says Matt Berna, Intrepid Travel President, North America. “Like all Intrepid trips, these new itineraries are designed to minimize travellers’ environmental footprint and maximize their positive impact for local communities – this is what makes Intrepid Travel so special.”
Here’s a look at the highlights …
- Premium Sicily includes two nights in the Sicilian countryside at Feature Stay accommodation, Baglio della Luna Foresteria, a countryside estate built within a medieval watch tower.
- Premium Patagonia includes three nights in a beautiful and sustainable Feature Stay hotel offering fantastic amenities and first-class views of the surrounding mountains and fjord. The property is a gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Travellers can also spend a day with penguins on Martillo Island in the Southernmost city in the world.
- Premium Alaska has a private transfer to Fairbanks rail depot followed by the scenic journey via Deluxe Dome rail car south to the town of Denali, gateway to Denali National Park.
- Exclusive experiences on Premium Costa Rica in Depth include spending time with a local family and learning how to create traditional dishes in their kitchen, and a visit to Matambu, the only indigenous territory of the Chorotegan people, to learn ancient pottery techniques passed down for generations. On this trip, a two-night Feature Stay is at a stunning and sustainable jungle hotel next to the Rio Celeste River.
The 10 new Intrepid Premium tours are (all prices in Canadian dollars) …
Premium Northern Spain, 10 days starting from $6,275
Premium Baltics, 10 days starting from $4,465
Premium Balkans, 9 days starting from $3,750
Premium Belgrade to Bucharest, 11 days starting from $4,365
Premium Turkey, 8 days starting from $3,445
Premium Sicily, 10 days starting from $5,355
Premium Costa Rica, 9 days starting from $3,980
Premium Costa Rica in Depth, 12 days starting from $6,140
Premium Alaska, 10 days starting from $9,030
Premium Patagonia, 9 days
More information on Intrepid Premium is at intrepid travel.com/premium.
To read Travelweek’s interview with Tom Smith, Intrepid’s new General Manager, North America, click here.