Sometimes, a week just isn’t enough. Travelers who can spare the time for a longer getaway have plenty of choices.
Sometimes, a week just isn’t enough, and travelers who can spare the time for a longer getaway have plenty of choices: Travel companies today are increasingly offering itineraries that span three weeks or more.
• Down Under Answers, for example, has a 22-day tour of New Zealand that starts in Christchurch and includes visits to Queenstown, Auckland and Stewart Island in the country’s far south. Prices begin at $8,825/person. Departure dates are available throughout the year.
• More than twice as long is the 47-day Great Silk Road Adventure from Wild Frontiers; the trip takes a major branch of the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul. About $13,300/person is all inclusive except flights.
• Mix a land trip with a cruise on the 23-Day Alaska and Canadian Rockies Tour from John Hall’s Alaska. During the 16-day land portion, travelers take in the Canadian Rockies from a luxury motorbus and tour Denali National Park in Alaska. Then there’s a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise where they can see the majestic Hubbard Glacier. Prices start at $8,100/person.
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• Europe is in the mix, too. On Zicasso’s private three-week Adventure and Romance Tour of Italy and Greece, travelers take a moonlit gondola ride in Venice, explore the seaside terraced villages of Cinque Terre and relax on the beaches in Santorini. From $6,600/person inclusive of some meals.