Independent travel company Avanti Destinations has introduced several new last-minute winter itineraries. Avanti’s trips spread across Europe, Asia and South America and include a Silent Night-themed stay in Salzburg, Austria, a tour of German Christmas markets, a stay in an Airstream Camper on Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats and more.
Avanti’s ‘200 Years of Silent Night’ trip takes travelers to the home of the famous Christmas songs “Silent Night.” Guests spend five days and four nights in Salzburg, where they take a half-day “Christmas in the Lake District” tour, attend a “My Silent Night” performance at the Felsenreitschule theater, go to the otherwise sold-out Adventsingen Festival and see the Silent Night exhibition at the Salzburg Museum.
The ‘German Christmas Markets,’ tour is another five-day, four-night trip, this time stopping in three cities to see their famous Christmas markets. Visiting Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg, the itinerary includes private tours of the markets in each of the cities, a three-course dinner in Munich and Nuremberg and train travel. The trip can also be combined with the Austrian Silent Night tour.
Travelers can take a three-city tour of Switzerland with Avanti’s Swiss Classics tour. The seven-day, six-night tour stops in Zurich, Grindelwald and Lucerne and includes first class Swiss FlexiPass, a private Lucerne walking tour, a shared tour of Zurich, a fondue dinner, entrance to a chocolate factory, a self-guided trip to Mount Schilthorn and a 24-hour ZurichCARD.
Avanti is also offering four-day, three-night trips to two Italian cities, with the option of combining them into one longer tour. In Bologna, the program includes a private walking and gourmet tour, a private market tour with cooking class and a private Ferrari World tour with test drive. In Turin, the itinerary includes a private sweets walking tour, chocolate tasting walking tour, private Langhe countrside vineyard tour and a visit to the Egyptian Museum.
Travelers may also choose to take a 13-day, 12-night trip to Thailand. The Thailand Discovery itinerary visits Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Maia and Phuket and includes a private tour of the Grand Palace and a speedboat tour of Phang Nga Bay and Khai Island.
Avanti is also offering travelers a stay in a Deluxe Airstream Camper on the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, the largest in the world. The trip includes tours of Salt Lake, Isla Pescado, Tahua village and a hike to the Cosquesa mummies. The experience may be combined with a visit to La Paz and the three-day, two-night Magic of Lake Titicaca program.