European walking tour specialist The Blue Walk has announced new prices and tour dates for its 2018 walking tour program. It is also restructuring some longer tours and adding new features for 2018 to better accommodate the American traveler’s lifestyle, where shorter vacations are increasingly common. Among these, the company’s Blue Walk Greece, formerly 12 nights, will now be reduced to nine nights and include stays in Athens, Amorgos and Naxos, with an optional three-night extension in Santorini.
To further enhance their guests’ free time after the typical morning walk, The Blue Walk will also assist in creating self-guided itineraries in neighboring destinations for those who wish to explore them on their own. It’s an especially welcomed consideration for tours such as the Blue Walk France, which sets up “home base” in the heart of the French Riviera. Guests can use the included regional train pass to move along the coast of the Cote d’Azur at their leisure, enhancing the tour itinerary, which includes guided morning walks in Nice, Cannes, Villefranche Sur Mer, Menton and Antibes. With afternoons free, guests may spend as much time as they like at the walk’s destination, or visit nearby attractions such as Monaco or the famous Villa Rothschild Estate, returning when they choose. By following the recommendations of their guide, they can make the most of their quick afternoon getaways.
Early Booking Incentives
As an incentive for booking early, The Blue Walk is offering a complementary night to clients who book a 2018 tour before September 30, 2017. It is also expanding its popular 15 percent commission to include travel agents who book any last-minute tours this year as well as any 2018 tour before September 30.