It’s that time of the year again: Collette, the tour operator with a smooth, hassle-free way to travel, has announced the dates for its annual Black Friday sale. If you’ve been waiting to book a tour, this is your chance to schedule what could be the trip of a lifetime — while saving significantly.
“The countdown to your next ‘awe-mazing’ travel moment is on,” announced Collette. “So where are you headed? Embarking on a whirlwind journey to Australia and New Zealand? Tiptoeing through the tulips in Holland? Walking through the storied streets of Jerusalem? Some of these jaw-dropping travel moments are impossible to put into words.”
Select Collette worldwide tours between January 2023 and April 2024 are being offered at up to 20 percent off during the sale, but you’ll need to act fast. Collette’s Black Friday sale, which begins November 21, ends on November 29.
If you aren’t familiar with Collette yet, the family-owned tour operator, which was founded in 1918, offers more than 160 tours to all seven continents in five distinct travel styles — including small group touring and river cruises.
“We don’t think of guided travel as a business,” explains Collette. “We think of it as a great honor and privilege to be able to share what’s so wonderful about the world with our guests. Since it’s so personal for us, we treat each traveler as a valued friend. We want you to sit back and let us handle all the details so you can have the time of your life.”
Here’s what that means: A tour guide is always with you, plus you’ll get to stay in amazing locations and have special experiences you’ll always remember. What’s more, Collette’s travel protection means you can cancel your tour for any reason right up to the day before departure without incurring penalties. You can also book your airfare through Collette, at an additional cost, variable by airport. A private sedan even picks you up for the trip to the airport, when you purchase air with Collette, so you can relax and forget about traffic.
Top Tours On Sale
Australia’s Outback To New Zealand’s South Island
“Venture through the natural splendor of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and the stillness of Australia’s rugged Outback,” Collette explains. “From Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock) to snow-capped peaks and fjords, explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under.”
The trip includes a chance to explore the underwater world surrounding the Great Barrier Reef and take a “Dreamtime tour” of the Outback where you can learn about Aboriginal life and culture. Other highlights of the trip include touring the Sydney Opera House, enjoying a dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour, sailing on a cruise ship in Milford Sound, meeting Australia and New Zealand’s wildlife up-close, and enjoying a three-night stay in Queenstown.
The tour also offers a choice: There is time to explore Melbourne on your own or, instead, you can visit the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance, which honors Australians who served in WWI and other wars since.
During Collette’s Black Friday sale, you can save 20 percent on Australia’s Outback to New Zealand’s South Island tour.
Cultural Treasures Of Japan
“Immerse yourself in the ancient and modern cultures of Japan,” says Collette. “Japan slowly draws you into its eclectic culture and charm, revealing incredible moments every step of the way.”
Experiences you’ll remember forever include learning the art of the tea ceremony, visiting the famous Senso-ji Buddhist temple, and taking a tour of the Matsumoto Castle, which is known as the “Crow Castle” due to its black exterior. Other highlights of the tour include sampling Hida beef, sipping sake at a local brewery, visiting the Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle, and exploring Kyoto — Japan’s cultural capital.
The tour even includes riding the Shinkansen “bullet” train traveling to Hiroshima to visit Shrine Island and the Peace Memorial Museum.
Other highlights of the tour include a traditional kaiseki dinner with a geisha show in Kyoto and the chance to participate in a sushi-making class.
You can save 20 percent on Collette’s Cultural Treasures of Japan tour during the sale.
Spectacular South Africa
“Experience a harmony of intriguing cultures, stunning wildlife, lush winelands, and elaborate history,” explains Collette. “A land on the edge of the world, South Africa awaits.”
No trip to South Africa would be complete without chances to view wildlife, and the Spectacular South Africa tour doesn’t disappoint. One of the highlights of the trip is two open-air safari game drives where you can look for the Big Five: Cape buffalo, African elephant, leopard, lion, and black rhinoceros.
Other memorable highlights include a visit to the Apartheid Museum, traveling the famous Garden Route between the mountains and the Indian Ocean, a cruise in the Featherbed Nature Reserve’s lagoon, and relaxing during a stay in Cape Town.
Thrill seekers will love that the tour also includes a cable car ride in a car that rises more than 3,000 feet. Memorably, the tour also includes a lesson to learn how to play the djembe drums.
You can save 15 percent on Collette’s Spectacular South Africa tour during the Black Friday sale.
Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise
“Savor springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that features blooming tulip fields and iconic windmills,” Collette explains.
As you would expect, the tour includes a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam as well as a stop in Arnhem, famously known as the summer retreat for the Dutch royal family. Other highlights include exploring medieval history during a walking tour of Bruges, visiting Kinderdijk where you can see the iconic windmills, and walking the Keukenhof Gardens, which, amazingly, is home to more than 7 million tulips.
This tour also offers a choice: You can explore the fishing village of Volendam and visit a local farm for a cheese tasting, or learn about art, history, and the Dutch lifestyle during a visit to Haarlem.
You can save 20 percent on Collette’s Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise during the sale.
Tropical Costa Rica
“From lush forests and stunning waterfalls to rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines, Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals,” says Collette.
One of the highlights of the Tropical Costa Rica tour — Collette’s most-popular tour — is a two-night stay at a resort in Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, famous for its spectacular views and fine sandy beaches. Other memorable moments are sure to occur during a stay in Monteverde’s cloud forest. Explore the forest canopy using either hanging bridges on a nature walk or while taking a breathtaking zip line tour. You can also explore the 20,000-acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure.
Tourists will also be able to see Arenal Volcano from the hotel; visit San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura, where they can see local landmarks and relax; and experience Costa Rica’s magnificent National Theatre.
No visit to Costa Rica would be complete without learning about coffee, and the Tropical Costa Rica tour won’t disappoint. One of the tour’s activities offers a chance to learn about the important role coffee plays in Costa Rica on a visit to a coffee plantation.
During the Black Friday sale, you can save 20 percent on the Tropical Costa Rica tour.
Know Before You Book
Collette’s “awe-mazing” Black Friday sale on select worldwide tours between January 2023 and April 2024 will only be offered for a limited time, so you’ll want to act quickly.
The sale runs from November 21–29. You’ll want to use coupon code SAVEBIG22 to get the sale price.
You can learn more about Collette, its Black Friday sale, and what could very well be the trip of a lifetime here.
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