Intrepid Travel is adding six new small group sailing adventures to its 2013 Europe programme, after the successful launch of its sailing itineraries inCroatia, Greece and Thailand in 2012.
Sail Italy - Aeolian Islands (seven days from AUD$1695) explores the volcanic island of Stromboli, as well as Lipari, Panarea and the historic port ofMilazzo in Sicily. More island-hopping is on offer on the Sail Italy - Amalfi Coast itinerary (seven days from AUD$1640) which discovers the culinary delights of Naples, white beaches of Ischia, historic wonders of Pompeii, and iconic Capri. For travellers with less time, there are four-day itineraries on the Amalfi Coast.
Sail Turkey – Gocek to Antalya (eight days from AUD$1775) cruises along the stunning Lycian coast, stopping to explore underwater worlds hidden within secluded bays, visit ancient tombs and a historic Phoenician port, wander through whitewashed villages, and spot dolphins at play in the Bay of Antalya.
Intrepid’s new sailing adventures will depart regularly from April to October 2013 on fully-equipped yachts with an experienced crew and a maximum of eight passengers. Places can be booked by the berth, making them ideal for singles, couples or groups of friends who want some sun and sea as well as time to explore cobble-stoned villages, hike to ancient ruins, and enjoy stunning landscapes.
Other highlights of Intrepid’s Europe programme include:
- The newly-launched ‘Russian Experience’ (15 days from AUD$3,295) discovers the contrasts and extremes of this captivating land, from the unforgiving, wind-bitten tundra of Siberia to the Baroque architecture of St Petersburg and the stark Soviet squares of Moscow. Passengers also ride on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway.
- It was in the spotlight as co-host of the Euro 2012 Championships, and now Intrepid has launched a new Ukraine Highlights tour (nine days from AUD$1,670). Travelling from the capital Kyiv to the cosmopolitan Lviv by train and bus, this tour discovers Ukraine’s vibrant and haunting history as it visits the Chernobyl Museum and explores the majestic Caparthian Mountains.
- A new Highlights of Central Europe tour (nine days from AUD$1,670) visits centuries-old castles, Bohemian fairytale towns and cosmopolitan cities as it journeys from Munich to Budapest, via Prague and Vienna. One of Intrepid’s ‘comfort range’ trips, this offers a more comfortable standard of accommodation and more activities and meals included in the trip price.
To celebrate the launch of its 2013 Europe programme, Intrepid is offering 20% off most of its trips in Europe*, for bookings made by 12 October 2012 and travel by 31 October 2013. The discount applies to bookings made direct or via travel agents, quoting the promotional code 9281.
Travellers can also win a spot on the new 15-day Russian Experience, which includes a trip on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. Details of the competition are at: www.intrepidtravel.com/