The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published Jul 19, 2022
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"Everything was perfect. We did and saw so much. Top notch trip. This is my second trip with Friendly Planet and I wouldn't think of going anywhere with anyone else!"
 
 
 
Our classic tour packages are the easiest and most efficient way to explore new places. Sit back, relax, and leave all the details to us while saving with fantastic package prices!
 
The Right Size.
 
While some tour operators pack 40 and more people on a single coach, our Small Group tours include no more than 16 travelers—and usually fewer. We believe this is the perfect size for visiting sites comfortably and efficiently and for getting to know your travel companions. Share the excitement of discovery with an intimate group of like-minded travelers without paying a premium for a small group tour.
 
Creative & Comprehensive itineraries.
 
Enjoy guided tours of all the must-see spots and off-the-beaten-path cultural experiences you won't find on other tours. Our programs always feature opportunities to get to know the locals and time to explore on your own or join optional excursions.
 
Great hotels.
 
Relax each night in carefully-selected 4 and 5-star properties, regularly inspected to ensure they meet our high standards. Other tour operators often choose hotels on the outskirts of town (to save a few bucks). With us, a great location is a must, and you'll always stay in centrally-located hotels usually within walking distance of restaurants, markets, and other attractions.
 
Peace of mind.
 
Let us do all the work! We bundle everything together, including flights, hotels, transfers, entrance fees, and carefully curated experiences plus most taxes and fees, into an exact price with no surprises. Our local partners, tour managers, and guides make sure everything flows smoothly, which leaves you free to enjoy your destination instead of fretting about the details.
 
 
 
 
Travel in 2022 and save!
 
Now through July 23, save on any of our 2022 Departures.
 
SEE 2022 SALE
 
 
 
 
Check out a few of our top selling trips below or view all small group tours.
 
Authentic Havana & the Scenic Viñales Valley
 
 
Explore the magic and magnificent heritage of Cuba from the culture and communities of Havana to the spectacular vistas of the Viñales Valley
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$2799
  
$2499
  
7
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Portugal
 
 
Porto & its famous wine, the university town of Coimbra, Fatima & medieval Obidos, then enchanting Lisbon with a day trip to fairy-tale Sintra
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3899
  
$3299
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Morocco
 
 
Journey through the medinas, souks, kasbahs, deserts & mountains of Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, a camelback Sahara sunset & much more
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3649
  
$3149
  
12
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Highlights of the Baltics
 
 
Explore the best of the Baltics: Historic Vilnius in Lithuania; beautiful Riga, the “Paris of the North” in Latvia; Tallinn, the medieval capital of Estonia.
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3499
  
$2899
  
11
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of South Africa
 
 
Johannesburg & Cape Town, 3 game drives in Kruger and a private conservancy, plus a bush walk; stay in upscale hotels throughout.
 
FROM
 
$4399
  
12
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
A Taste of Thailand
 
 
The humming capital of Bangkok, historic Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai, plus ancient Ayutthaya; optional extensions to Angkor Wat & Phuket
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$2199
  
$1699
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Türkiye (Turkey)
 
 
Witness a fusion of Europe and Asia in Istanbul, then explore Ankara, fairy-tale Cappadocia, Mediterranean Antalya, plus the ruins at Ephesus, Troy & more
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$2949
  
$2349
  
15
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Exotic Peru
 
 
Colonial Lima, then to the Andes for the Sacred Valley & awe-inspiring Machu Picchu; plus explore rich South American heritage in Cusco
 
FROM
 
$2399
  
8
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit. You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your bookings, and some restrictions apply. Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour. Valid for bookings made on or after May 24, 2022. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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