Celebrating 100 years of experience in guided travel this year, leading global tour operator Collette has announced the launch of its 2018 Explorations small-group touring brochure.
The brochure includes many exciting new itineraries, unique scenery, stunning accommodation and delicious food, allowing travellers to experience the destinations thoroughly yet at their own pace.
“At Collette, we pride ourselves on our ability to continually evolve and innovate travel experiences for our guests,” Collette Australia general manager Alison Mead says.
“Our small group tours give travellers access to the more off-road or hard-to-get-to places that large groups can’t get to, while still providing quality service, expert tour guides and more flexibility and choice on tour than ever before.”
In the new Italy’s Bella Vita tour, travellers can go on a guided walk or bicycle tour of the medieval city of Bologna. Additionally, they can wind through olive trees and vineyards on a Vespa in Tuscany and wander through the cobblestone streets on the shores of Lake Como.
The new nine-day Switzerland Hidden Trails and Majestic Peaks lets travellers explore Switzerland by train. Witness the exquisite scenery of the Matterhorn, the Alps and the Swiss Riviera.
Novelties of Northern Spain takes travellers on an exciting journey through Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Burgos and Madrid, with each destination offering delicious food and incredible experiences such as kayaking and walking tours.
Collette’s new Journey Through Southern France tour is full of culture. It features a gastronomic experience in a world-renowned wine region, Bordeaux, and a two-night stay in the grounds of stunning Dordogne Valley.
Icelandic Adventure offers travellers the opportunity to immerse themselves in this beautiful country’s dramatic scenery, including viewing the Snæfellsjökull glacier on an Icelandic snow cat, or whale watching in the gorgeous Skálfandi Bay.
Collette’s Costa Rica: A world of Nature is perfect for nature lovers with travellers soaring through the canopy of lush rainforests on a zip line and seeing colourful birds such as macaw and toucan up close.