The tours feature “exclusive, off-the-beaten-track encounters”
Explora Journeys has unveiled its first set of small group tours as part of the Mediterranean Inaugural Journeys Collection of Explora I.
The tours, called Destination Experiences, are tailored for between two and 25 guests, and feature “exclusive, off-the-beaten-track encounters to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in each destination”.
The luxury travel brand has added tours to Mediterranean locations including Ibiza in Spain, Calvi in Corsica and Kastellorizo in Greece.
The tours are categorised into five different interest types, which the brand said will help “curate the ultimate tailored experiences”, and are available to book as part of the Mediterranean Inaugural Journeys Collection with departures starting from 31 May 2023.
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The five categories are:
Beyond Boundaries for active travellers who enjoy pushing their boundaries and changing their perspective on the world. For example, a private tour to world renowned Premier Grand Cru Classé Château Margaux, a legendary estate north of Bordeaux, France, and its innovative cellars.
Tailored Experiences for those who value rarity. Guests can embark on a helicopter adventure with fascinating aerial views of the Médoc peninsula in France, enjoy swimming and snorkelling on a private sail around the Maltese islands or explore the magic of Lisbon, Portugal, via a tuk tuk.
Enchanting Explorations exclusivity for small, intimate groups to witness moments that are off limits to most. Guests can choose to connect with nature through forest therapy and forest bathing near Porto, Portugal; drive a classic Citroen 2CV through the country lanes of Normandy, France, or visit of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
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Boundless Discoveries offer the chance to learn from the locals, with an intimate flamenco masterclass in captivating Cadiz, Spain, or a photography class on the beautiful island of Mykonos, Greece. Guests can also hike into history at Notre Dame de la Serra in Calvi, Corsica, France, or handpick, brew and bottle Balearic healing herbs in Ibiza, Spain.
In-Country Immersions are designed as multi-day overland experiences with luxury accommodation before or after sailing, these are opportunities for guests to delve deeper into the culture of the countries they visit in intimately sized groups.
Michael Ungerer, Explora Journeys’ chief executive officer, said: “The ingenuity of the bespoke destination experiences created by Explora Journeys is set to surpass expectations. Explora Journeys is committed to delivering inspiring and sustainable tourism as we strive to leave a positive footprint for the next generation.”