While there are some options for last-minute travel in 2020, most travelers are looking ahead to 2021. As preferences for the most iconic destinations have remained the same, our specialists have responded with new itineraries that take into account the new travel realities. Learn how to see Italy, Greece, England & Scotland, and South Africa the best in 2021 and beyond by reading on.
"My advice is to mix beautiful cultural cities and countryside, with a touch of immersive-nature experiences that will make you discover the hidden and quiet corners. We have designed specific itineraries that will allow you to be in the center of the most beautiful Italian venues and yet in total privacy, in a relaxed atmosphere far from the crowds," says Michela, an Italy travel specialist. Known for stunning beauty, incredible food and wine, and remarkable history, few do not have a trip to Italy on their bucket list.
To celebrate the country's beauty, Michela has designed a sample itinerary, Best of Italy for 2021 that celebrates la dolce vita, the sweet life. "Every time I design a trip, I always try to include "local" experiences that make the discovery of Italian traditions and its people. Italians like beauty and enjoy life with passion every day. It's impossible to resist," adds Michela. With an emphasis on your personal preferences, this sample trip is simply a launch point to inspire your own curated journey.
“Please do come for the chance to really experience Greece’s beauty, history, and culture with minimal crowds. As locals, allow us to share with you our personal recommendations for accommodations, experiences, and activities with the highest level of service and safety standards,” says Seetha, a Greece specialist for Zicasso. With hopes that American travelers will be welcome in Greece in 2021, it is wise to set some plans in motion now.
With an extraordinary combination of ancient history and modern luxury, Seetha and Vasilis, another Greece specialist, worked together to create a perfect Greece vacation during Covid. Stunning Highlights of Greece Tour: Grand Vistas and Charming Culture explores the ancient wonders, the gorgeous islands, and celebrates the joy of the Mediterranean life. “The best part of a trip to Greece is trying traditional food and interacting with locals," says Seetha. With an emphasis on authentic experiences and personal connection, a trip to Greece offers space to explore with your comfort and safety at the forefront.
“I would always recommend a private vacation. Not only do you have personal help on hand throughout your whole trip, but also our local expert guides allow for a more authentic and memorable experience,” says Daniel, a specialist for the United Kingdom. A fantastic destination for all types of travelers, the UK offers iconic sites, spellbinding history, and modern pop culture. From cities to the sprawling countryside, there is truly something for every traveler.
Designed for 2021 travelers, Daniel created this sample itinerary to celebrate the history and beauty of England and Scotland. Signature Tour of England and Scotland's Comforting Charms moves you out of the cities and into the country beyond. “Although England and Scotland look small on the map in comparison to North America, there is an endless amount to see and do,” Daniel highlights. Depending on your traveling party and your goals, you can use this sample itinerary to inspire your next vacation.
“Wildlife at the moment is thriving,” says Natalie, a safari specialist for Zicasso. “South Africa offers a variety of landscapes, excursions, and interests for all ages.” With a perfect combination of cosmopolitan cities, beautiful winelands, and fantastic safari options, a trip to South Africa truly combines the best of everything. With unparalleled service and warm hospitality, and unique properties scattered through the remote wilderness, there is good reason for the popularity of South Africa.
Designed by Natalie for 2021 travel, this 12-day itinerary, Exquisite South Africa Exploration: Culture to Safari takes you from the highlights of Cape Town to searching the landscape for the Big 5. “Safari is known as the best part [of the South African experience] – unique, peaceful, and with incredible levels of luxury and service. South Africa is known as a World in One Country due to the various weather patterns, various landscapes, cultural experiences, and excursions.” While not yet open to US-travelers, South Africa is open for tourism with accommodations, attractions and restaurants adhering to smart safety guidelines. With advantageous rates and options now, it is worth considering your plans for 2021 or 2022 by connecting with a local travel specialist to learn more about what is possible.
With priority on health and safety, flexibility and creativity are key to having an extraordinary journey. See all 12 of our Zicasso Signature Tours to inspire your next trip, and learn more about travel in 2020 and 2021 at our Zicasso Blog and 2021 Travel Guide. To get your next vacation started, fill out a Trip Request or call us at 1-888-265-9707. Our Traveler Care team is ready to connect you to the right travel specialist for you.