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Thursday, October 17, 2019

New tours from Peregrine

From food tours in Turkey to cruising the coast of Borneo, Peregrine Adventures has revealed a range of new trips set to depart in 2020 that will offer new and exciting options for travellers to visit relatively untouched destinations in popular hot-spots.

“We’re excited to launch our new trips for 2020. From exploring ancient ruins in Sudan, uncovering the history of Russia, and exploring Cyprus in depth, there are many great small group adventures to take next year. Our focus will remain on sustainable, experience rich travel and this is evident by new trips taking Australians on more adventures of a lifetime, with the support of a local leader and comfortable accommodation ensuring a good night's sleep after a day exploring,” said Brett Mitchell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Peregrine Adventures.

Top 12 new trips from Peregrine Adventures in 2020: 

Ancient Sudan Experience: Undertake an ancient adventure in Sudan to discover the country's old gods and ancient empires. Over eight days, travellers will visit ancient archaeological sites and ruins and experience the history of Sudan through museums, cities and necropolises. Highlights include visiting the Nubian pyramids and tombs, the 3300-year-old temple at the foot of Jebel Barkal and experiencing the more modern Sudan through viewing souks and chai houses.
Trips start from $4,226 per person in a twin share room.

St Petersburg and the Siege of Leningrad: Embark on a limited edition tour to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad. On this seven-day trip, travellers will venture deep into historical St Petersburg (previously known as Leningrad), exploring the places and events which define a turbulent time in Russia’s history. Highlights include spending time with a war veteran and survivor of the 900-day Siege, staying overnight in a picturesque cottage on the largest lake in Europe - Lake Ladoga, and staying a night in the wing of Catherine’s Palace - the former summer home of Russia’s royal family. 
Trips start from $2,440 per person in a twin share room.

Russia in Depth: Travel to Russia for an in-depth history lesson of some of the countries lesser-known, fascinating cities. On this trip, travellers will spend 12 days travelling east from Moscow to Yekaterinburg discovering the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, studying the delicate carvings and craft of a Siberian Shaman and folk artist in Tobolsk and enjoying a local feast at Leo Tolstoy’s estate. Highlights include exploring the legends of Tolstoy and the Romanov family, traversing a part of the Trans-Siberian Railway and toasting the Europe-Asia border over a champagne and caviar lunch. 
Trips start from $4,046 per person in a twin share room. 

Turkey Food Explorer: Explore the contrasting flavours and faces of Turkish cuisine and culture on a 12 day food tour. On this trip, travellers will embark on an adventure through the spice bazaars of Istanbul, the Anatolian wine cellars of Goreme and beyond, to Gaziantep - the country’s kebap capital. From food to fascinating sights, highlights include visiting the Blue Mosque, witnessing whirling dervishes and visiting the ancient Gobeklitepe - an ancient archaeological complex, all whilst exploring the local cuisine and specialities.
Trips start from $2,588 per person in a twin share room.

Jewels of Turkey: Travel to Turkey  to witness the cosmopolitan delights of Istanbul to the Roman remains of Ephesus and Pergamon. This 15-day trip is held across low-season where travellers will experience the best of Turkey without the crowds, touring Goreme’s Open Air Museum, wander throughout the ruins of Ephesus and relax in the hot springs of Pamukkale. Highlights include travelling with a local guide in Turkey’s capital Istanbul, being guests at a mesmerising performance of the Whirling Dervish in Bursa and strolling the alleys and lanes of the ancient Kaleici in Turkeys favourite Mediterranean city; Antalya.
Trips start from $2,156 per person in a twin share room.

Cyprus: North to South: Discover the wonders of North and South Cyprus on this 13-day tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret. Travel from Famagusta in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus to Nicosia, a lively city that is Europe’s last divided capital. Explore ancient ruins, cathedrals converted to mosques, untouched coast and rugged mountains on this immersive adventure. Along the way, be humbled by Cypriot hospitality, stunned by charming villages and satisfied by hearty meals of fresh produce and regional delicacies.
The trip starts from $3,866 per person twin share. 

Lower Zambezi Experience: Independent: Combine rugged safari’s and creature comforts in the Lower Zambezi region on a trip to Zambia. On this four day trip, travellers try their luck at searching for the Big Five, wander through the wilderness during bush walks, explore Zambia on a canoeing adventure and take a relaxing boat cruise. Highlights include dining under the stars on the banks of the Zambezi river, spotting elephants and hippos on a private verandah and travelling with a local guide.
Trips start from $3,380 per person in a single or twin share room.

Eastern Europe Experience: Discover the beautiful Balkans, from metropolises; to meadows and mountains on a 16 day Eastern Europe Experience. On this trip, travellers will adventure through Serbia and Bulgaria before finishing in Istanbul, explore through lesser known villages such as Drvengrad, roam across Serbian meadows in Tara National Park and experience the culture and cuisine of the Balkans. Highlights include visiting Nis, known for its association with the Serbian rebellion, embarking on a cruise through the marshes of Ropotamo Nature Reserve and experiencing a gastronomical cooking experience with an expert in Western Serbian cuisine.
Trips start from $5,846 per person in a twin share room.

Tibet’s Shoton Festival: Travel from mainland China to Tibet and experience the splendour of the ancient Shoton Festival on this 8-day tour in the summer. Begin and end in the capital of Sichuan – Chengdu – and journey into the Lhasa, the capital and spiritual heart of Tibet. Here you will encounter ancient mythology, historic temples and rich and fascinating culture the region is known for. Watch pandas at a research centre in Chengdu, discover the grand former residence of the Dalai Lama, be captivated by a monk debate and celebrate Shoton with locals and pilgrims.
Priced from $3,650 per person twin share.

Cruising the Outer Islands of Croatia - Split to Dubrovnik: Board the Lupus Mare and explore the outer islands of Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik. On this eight-day trip, travellers will experience the old-world charms of Croatia aboard a small ship, witness the coastlines and ] swim in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Highlights include exploring the military tunnels under the island of Vis, built by Tito to hide his navy’s submarines. Enjoy wine tasting and local delicacies on the tiny island of Lastovo and discover the Roman and Illyrian ruins amongst the forest on Mljet.
Trips start from $3,542 per person in a lower deck standard double room.

Russian High Arctic Odyssey: Travel on a once-in-a-lifetime trip across polar deserts and glaciers to witness wildlife that is unique to the Arctic. Starting and ending in Helsinki, on this 22- day trip, travellers will visit sites significant in the history of previous polar exploration and discover the majestic ecology, wildlife and geology of the arctic region. Highlights include visiting the untouched areas of Novaya Zemlya and Severnaya, searching for polar bears and visiting the immense glacier at Inostrantseva Bay.
Trips start from $24,500 per person in a triple room.

Borneo Coastal Cruising: Cruise along the untouched coastlines of Borneo to discover this truly wild destination. On this small ship Adventure Cruise, travellers will spot wildlife in Borneo’s forests, visit the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Brunei followed by tea with a local in a sleepy water village and learn how to craft the perfect plate of Umani with a local Melanau cook in Mukah. This trip will take travellers of 50 or less to visit smaller ports and access hidden gems for a truly local experience. Highlights include an optional canopy walk through the rainforest of Ulu Tempurung National Park and soaking in both the crystal-clear waters of the ocean and mineral-rich volcanic mud pools of Pulau Tiga.  
Trips start from $4,005 per person in a lower deck standard double room.

Best of Spain and Portugal: Explore the best of Western Europe on this comprehensive 27- day tour of Spain and Portugal.  Taste fine wines and produce from farm to table, wander white-washed villages and medieval towns and uncover authentic culture. Highlights include exploring icons like the Alhambra Palace, Madrid, Guimaraes and Santiago de Compostella, get a behind the scenes look at Porto’s best cafes, immerse yourself in nature at Picos de Europa National Park and get transported back in time at an emotional fado performance in Coimbra.
The trip is priced from $12,947 per person twin-share. 

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