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The hype is real, people - we can actually return to travel. Like for reals! To celebrate probably the biggest news since the invention of the airplane, North America’s longest-running tour operator, Collette, has pulled through with a stellar 10-15% off their tours. Woop!

The hype is real, people – we can actually return to travel. Like for reals! To celebrate probably the biggest news since the invention of the airplane, North America’s longest-running tour operator, Collette, has pulled through with a stellar 10-15% off their tours. Woop!

Sweetening our return to the skies, the rivers, and historical monuments across all seven continents, this is a ‘return to travel’ sale you won’t want to miss.

Running from 15-30th November 2021, save 15% on all European 2022 summer tours (June through August). Plus, there’s a 10% discount for all USA and Canada departures through to 2023!

Europe 2022, Canada 2023, maybe?

We polled the KarryOn team’s fave must-do Collette tours for 2022/23. Here’s our pick:

Peaky Business: The Peaks of Europe

Spend time in the idyllic storybook town of Innsbruck. Image courtesy of Collette/ ©adisa
Spend time in the idyllic storybook town of Innsbruck. Image courtesy of Collette/ ©adisa

We’re not sure there is a trip that shows off our molars more than the Peaks of Europe. No, it’s not a tour of European dentists; the plentiful jaw-dropping moments come from the astounding vistas witnessed across the Alps and Dolomites. Crossing France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Italy, this is an outdoor and mountain lover’s dream trip.

Tour highlights include:

  • Spend two nights at the picture-perfect French town of Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc
  • Watch the Swiss scenery whizz past aboard the GoldenPass train
  • Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch in the heart of the Dolomites
  • Opt to join one of two hiking tours, led by passionate alpinists
  • Meet Switzerland’s most famous pups – St Bernards – at Barryland
  • Journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest rail station in Europe (otherwise known as ‘the top of Europe’) · Spend a fanciful night at Hotel Villa Condulmer
  • Visit the terraced wineries of Lavaux
  • Ready to peak your dates and book (Dad joke, groan)? Discover more in-depth tour info here

Whet Your Appetite: Taste of the Balkans

Enjoy a 2-night lakeside stay at Slovenia’s serene Lake Bled.  Image courtesy of Collette/©jojjik
Enjoy a 2-night lakeside stay at Slovenia’s serene Lake Bled. Image courtesy of Collette/©jojjik

The Balkans is a well-known region for its impressive natural wonders and its historical sites. Still, it’s the warmth and hospitality of the locals that leaves the most lasting impression. On this Taste of the Balkans tour, it’s easy to get swept up in the region’s romance, intrigue, and charm.

Tour highlights include:

  • Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park on foot and by boat
  • Witness traditional Serbian arts and crafts with the women at a local community centre
  • Learn about Sarajevo’s war history, either at Gallery 11/07/85 or when you meet a local siege survivor
  • Go truffle hunting with friendly pooches, followed by a truffle-inspired lunch
  • Travel by boat to explore Montenegro’s charming Perast
  • Sample local Bosnian cuisine in a home-hosted dinner
  • Enjoy a 2-night lakeside stay at Slovenia’s serene Lake Bled
  • Keen to discover more? Click here

Northern Exposure: Alaska’s Northern Lights

Experience a mesmerising glacial cruise in Prince William Sound. Image courtesy of Collette/Jason Neuswanger
Experience a mesmerising glacial cruise in Prince William Sound. Image courtesy of Collette/Jason Neuswanger

While Mother Nature will decide if you get to witness aurora borealis – the northern lights – on the Alaska Northern Lights tour, the rest Collette has handled. Thanks to their range of exciting excursions, this vibrant trip will be one you talk about for generations to come.

Tour highlights include:

  • Search for the northern lights among the dark sky zone at Fairbanks
  • Learn about the sustainable domestication project at a Musk Ox farm
  • Step back into the past at the Antique Auto Museum
  • Shout ‘mush mush’ on an exhilarating dog sledding ride
  • Experience a mesmerising glacial cruise in Prince William Sound
  • Take the Alaskan scenery aboard the Aurora winter train
  • Stay one night at the impressive Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, offering views of Denali, North America’s tallest peak
  • Intrigued? Hurry, spaces are filling fast. Discover more here

On the Rum: Jordan & Israel Cultural Crossroads

Discover Jerusalem on an in-depth city tour. Image courtesy of Collette/kirill4mula - Fotolia
Discover Jerusalem on an in-depth city tour. Image courtesy of Collette/kirill4mula-Fotolia

Nothing says ‘away from it all’ than a trip into the desert landscapes of Jordan and Israel on Collette’s Cultural Crossroads tour. The expansive desert, the impressive landmarks, and the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of cultural experiences all impress.

Tour highlights include:

  • Travel by 4×4 across the enthralling moon-like Wadi Rum landscape
  • Explore the enchanting Rose Red city of Petra
  • Discover Jerusalem on an in-depth city tour
  • Engage in conversation with a Holocaust survivor at Yad Vashem
  • Get your MasterChef on during an Arab cooking class
  • Enjoy a home-cooked, home-hosted dinner with a local Jewish family
  • Discover all the deets here

A History of Time: Japan Past & Present

Mt. Fuji in spring. Image courtesy of Collette/©Sean Pavone 2017
Mt. Fuji in spring. Image courtesy of Collette/©Sean Pavone 2017

The world may have hit ‘pause’, but Collette didn’t. They used their 103 years of travel know-how to seek not snooze, bringing their new Japan: Past and Present tour to life. This is a tour of differences, showcasing the best of Japan’s heritage with its illuminating modernity.

Tour highlights include:

  • Wander the swaying Arashiyama bamboo forest
  • Visit the stunning Golden Temple and Kyoto’s geisha district
  • Get lit up around Osaka’s Dontonburi district
  • Sleep one night at the working Mount Koya Buddhist monastery
  • Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Park and Memorial Museum
  • Taste test Osaka’s famous okonomiyaki savoury pancakes
  • Travel by the famous high-speed bullet train
  • Find out more here

Ready to Book?

Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish tradition, under the cover of blankets in the surround of northern Finland’s unspoiled wilderness as you continue the search for the elusive northern lights on 6 Night The Northern Lights of Finland tour. Image courtesy of Collette/©Oxana Gracheva
Search for the elusive northern lights on 6 Night The Northern Lights of Finland tour. Image courtesy of Collette/©Oxana Gracheva

Feel like a cheeky trip or an away-from-it-all adventure is the antidote to the past 20 months? Prefer a more intimate group setting (on average, Collette has 14-24 passengers per tour)? Sweet! Book your Collette tour between 15-30th November and save 10-15%. That’s a minimum of 10% saving across all dates and all destinations!

Psst: Extra Agent Intel

Journey from the Land of the Incas to the Galápagos archipelago on a 4-night cruise aboard a personal yacht on the Machu Picchu & Galapagos Wonders tour. Image credit: Collette/©Pete Oxford
Journey from the Land of the Incas to the Galápagos archipelago on a 4-night cruise aboard a personal yacht on the Machu Picchu & Galapagos Wonders tour. Image credit: Collette/©Pete Oxford

It’s not just a discount for your clients that reap the rewards of this November sale. Nope, Santa could come early as you have a chance to win $250 worth of goodies to ‘fill your fridge’ this Christmas. The more bookings you make before 6th December, the higher your chances of winning!

Are clients feeling a little nervy about potential cancellations and border closures? No worries! Collette’s cancellation waiver affords confidence in booking thanks to their ‘cancel for any reason’ policy. That’s a full cash refund (less deposit), and it’s open right up until 24-hours before the tour departs, with no blackouts, restrictions or exclusions on this policy (except for Oberammergau tours, please note). Guests can also make a free tour change up to 45 days before their scheduled departure date.

For more information, visit gocollette.com/en-au

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