Why Go Home? Stay Longer with Tour Extensions

Environmentally sustainable travel is a top priority in 2022—and it’s prompting travelers to get the most out of their transatlantic flights by staying longer and seeing more.

Why Go Home? Stay Longer with Tour Extensions

Explore More and Lower Your Carbon Footprint  

Environmentally sustainable travel is a top priority in 2022—and it’s prompting travelers to get the most out of their transatlantic flights by staying longer and seeing more. At Country Walkers, our Tour Extensions are a great way to experience more for your vacation dollar while keeping your carbon footprint as low as possible. Plus, they’re fun! Here are eight incredible Tour Extensions you won’t want to miss. 

Cliffside Villages, Natural Wonders, and Archaeological Discovery. Yes, please! 

Israel: Galilee, the Dead Sea & Jerusalem Guided Tour: Step back in time with a Post-Tour Extension to Petra & Wadi Rum. This truly exceptional three-day Tour Extension takes you across the Israeli border into Jordan, where you’ll spend your first night in a luxurious Bedouin camp under the stars. Your Wadi Rum campsite is the perfect combination of opulence and authenticity—each tent is equipped with private baths and air conditioning while also offering authentic Arabian cuisine and pristine views of the star-spangled desert sky. After exploring Wadi Rum’s natural rock bridges, break camp and visit the home of a local Bedouin couple for tea and a bread-baking demonstration before continuing on to the magnificent archaeological site at Petra. Explore this ancient wonder close-up—strolling through vast canyons of red sandstone carvings, an ancient necropolis, and elaborate treasury building with its 140-foot-high façade that dates back to the 1st century. This is truly a sight not to be missed! 

Greece: Athens, Delphi & Meteora Guided Tour: Discover Grecian whitewashed cliffside villages on a Post-Tour Extension to Santorini. This iconic Greek island was formed by the eruption of an ancient volcano which left behind a caldera, or volcanic crater. Explore Santorini’s magnificent caldera on a guided hike, complete with a lunch of local delicacies. During your three-night stay at an elegant four-star hotel near Thera, you have the perfect vantage point to explore the island’s wineries and breweries, the prehistoric settlement at Akrotiri (often referred to as the “Pompeii of the Aegean”) and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. You might also choose to take an optional catamaran excursion around the island for a glimpse of the white, red, and black volcanic beaches – and a swim in the hot springs.  

New Zealand: The South Island Guided Tour: Explore the “adventure capital of the world” in this Pre-Tour Extension to Queenstown. Nestled in the heart of the Remarkables mountain range near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, your delightful hotel is the perfect launching point for experiencing all the outdoor adventures this region has to offer—including bungee jumping, kayaking, hiking, and even taking a dip in one of the area’s hot pools.

Iceland: Reykjavík, Borgarfjord & Lake Mývatn Guided Tour: Experience the spectacular natural wonders of southern Iceland on a Post-Tour Extension to the Golden Circle. This one-night extension takes you on a full-day’s guided tour of the Golden Circle’s many natural and historic attractions—including Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area, and Þingvellir National Park.  

Until You’ve Been There, You Haven’t Truly Lived 

Chile & Argentina: Patagonia & Torres del Paine National Park Guided Tour: Discover the vibrant capital of Argentina with a Post-Tour Extension to Buenos Aires. Learn about the city’s history and attractions on an included city tour with your local guide. In the evenings, you might choose to treat yourself to a world-class theatrical performance at the acclaimed Teatro Colón—or check out a local milonga to tango the night away.  

France: Normandy & Brittany Guided Tour: Experience the colors and cuisine of the “City of Lights” in this Post-Tour Extension to Paris. From the Eiffel Tower to the Musée du Louvre, the Jardin de Tuileries, and the Palace at Versailles, this city is packed full of not-to-be-missed attractions. In the evenings, discover the famous cafés of the Boulevard Saint Germain des Prés—or travel to Boulevard du Montparnasse to experience the Art-Deco ambiance that attracted artists and writers such as Sartre and Picasso. These are memories you’ll keep for a lifetime! 

Spain: Balearic Islands, Mallorca & Deia Guided Tour: An included flight brings you to this juicy Post-Tour Extension to Barcelona. Dating back to Roman times, this ancient city took on a vibrant modernist aspect in the 20th century with stunning architectural designs from masters such as Antoni Gaudi. Be sure to stop by Gaudi’s incredible cathedral, Sagrada Família, and see the tower of the Virgin Mary which was completed in 2021 and altered Barcelona’s skyline, and stroll through the fantastic Parc Güell en route to one of the city’s many tapas bars. 

Italy: Tuscany & Umbria Guided Tour: Discover La Dolce Vita and an ancient city full of history and romance in this Post-Tour Extension to Rome. Marvel at the ancient Roman ruins in the Forum or while away a sunlit afternoon people-watching on the Spanish Steps. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain or prowl the ancient halls of the colosseum where Roman gladiators battled wild animals for survival. You might also choose to join an optional guided city tour—or reserve a spot to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. 

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