Tauck Teams With BBC Earth to Offer Travelers Original, Exclusive, Natural History Experiences

Multi-year “Earth Journeys” Partnership Will Enhance and Expand Tauck’s Collection of Safaris and Other Nature-Themed Itineraries

NORWALK, CT Tauck, the world-leader in guided, premium quality land journeys and cruises, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership with BBC Earth to bring the expertise and perspectives of BBC wildlife filmmakers to Tauck’s itineraries offering travelers the opportunity to explore the natural world. The BBC is the world’s leading producer of highly acclaimed, award-winning natural history documentaries, such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life and The Blue Planet. Those series and other BBC productions have reached over 500 million people in over 180 countries worldwide to date.Continue reading

AVATAR to Come to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The recent buzz is that Disney is working with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring the land of Pandora from the movie “AVATAR” to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Check out some of the renderings and see how the park will be transformed featuring this incredible box office hit!

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How to Visit Europe Affordably


Most people tend to plan their vacations in the summer. It’s pretty common for a good reason: The weather is nice, the kids (if they have any) are out of school, and most work and business schedules are designed to accommodate a summer vacation.

But if you want a different experience on your trip next year, you might consider visiting Europe during another season. Here are some of the benefits of doing so:

  • Cost. Since summer vacations are so popular, and summer is the only time many people can take a vacation, these trips are often expensive.  This is because many travel companies, hotels, and other tourist attractions know this, and they raise their rates accordingly. If they can still keep their bookings full this way, why not? But in the off-seasons, many of these hotels and agencies that are booked solid in the summer will find themselves nearly empty. They’ll be willing to offer great deals to savvy tourists just to keep some steady money coming in for their businesses. If you take a vacation during an uncommon time of the year for vacations, you can really save big.
  • The unique features of each season. I’ll get into more detail in a bit, but I’m sure you can imagine what I’m talking about. Europe has seasons just like the rest of the world. Plants start growing and flowers bloom in the spring. The fall offers cool weather and autumnal festivals, including, of course, Oktoberfest. Winter offers the gorgeous sights of snow-covered mountains, and winter sports such as skiing and ice skating.

Here are a few travel packages from our partners that offer the chance to see the unique features Europe offers in each season of the year, all at an affordable price.Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Expands Its Offerings

One of our partners, Viking River Cruises, is offering some great deals on travel packages as they introduce ocean cruising and expand their river cruise products. Book a Viking cruise or a river cruise through AffordableTours.com today and you can save big.

The Ocean Cruise Line

Earlier this year, Viking announced plans for a new line of vacations, Viking Ocean Cruises. Expanding on Viking’s classic line of river cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises will allow travelers to take tours of Europe’s biggest and most famous seas, offering the same level of service and exclusive events and sights that have become a staple of the Viking name. The first planned expeditions are set to launch in May 2015, with voyages from Scandinavia through the Baltic Sea, as well as cruises that cover both the Eastern and Western Mediterranean.

Viking is already offering deals for the 2015 maiden voyages of the Viking Ocean Cruises line:Continue reading