Every day we are inspired by the many Zicasso travelers ready to book their next trip. Our travelers seem to have three things in common: the desire for genuine experiences, increased privacy, and the ability to make real-time adjustments during the Covid-era. We asked several of our travel specialists to create sample itineraries for their regions that put these three priorities center stage. The result is this new collection of Zicasso Signature Tours. With an emphasis on flexibility and safety, a customized trip will exceed your expectations and celebrate the wonder to be found abroad.
To celebrate the country's beauty, Michela, a Zicasso travel specialist for Italy, 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.
With an extraordinary combination of ancient history and modern luxury, Seetha and Vasilis, partner Greece specialists, worked together to create a perfect Greece vacation during Covid. Stunning Highlights of Greece Tour: Grand Vistas and Charming Culture uncovers ancient wonders, explores 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.
Designed by Natalie, a African Safari specialist, 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. “South Africa is known as a World in One Country due to the various weather patterns, various landscapes, cultural experiences, and excursions.” 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.
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The pristine nature and endless adventure Iceland offers has made it a popular destination for Zicasso travelers who seek to see the Northern Lights or experience the Midnight Sun. Iceland travel specialist Andres designed the sample Untamed Iceland for 2021-2022 tour to bring the imaginative wilds of the landscape to life and immerses you in the distinctive splendor for which the country is known. It is an island of endless rewards, where active volcanoes may rumble, whales may breach the water, and waterfalls fill the air with a majestic mist.
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A popular destination with Zicasso travelers, Costa Rica is ideal for family trips, romantic getaways and those seeking adventure. As part of our Zicasso Signature Tours series, the sample itinerary, Handcrafted Costa Rica Tour: Finest Tropical Escape, illustrates the range of activities and options. “Costa Rica is a beautiful, unique and diverse country that commits to environmental protection and sustainable tourism,” says Catalina, a Zicasso travel specialist. It is impossible to leave Costa Rica without feeling happy and renewed.
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Popular with Zicasso travelers for the mix of Old World style and modern luxury, a trip to Croatia encompasses incredible food, warm hospitality, relaxation, and refreshment. As part of our Zicasso Signature Tour series, Ante, a Croatia travel specialist has designed a luxury itinerary, Adriatic Excellence: Premier Croatia Tour, to ensure a private exploration of Croatia in 2021. From cities to the countryside, inland to the sea, this highlights tour can be modified based on your budget, preferences, and the time of year.
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Designed for 2021 travelers, Daniel, a travel specialist for the UK, 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.
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“Come on down!” says Catarina, a travel specialist for Belize with Zicasso. “Belize is open and ready to receive visitors with enhanced safety measures and protocols in place to protect everyone’s well being.” One of the best-kept secrets, Belize offers an incredible array of activities for all ages and travelers. The Hallmarks of Belize Tour: Ancient Ruins, Rich Culture, Thriving Tropics, which Catarina designed for 2020 and 2021, is a sample itinerary that shows how much is possible.
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Created for our travelers for 2021 and beyond, travel specialist Adam has designed the sample itinerary, Opulent Visions of France Tour: Endless Cultural Delight, with an eye on Paris and the French Riviera. Customizable in every way, he also encourages the inclusion of Bordeaux, the Dordogne, and the Languedoc. “Book now, as the popular travel months of September and October are already getting busy. Book private tours to ensure that your schedule is flexible and tailored to you,” adds Adam. With an emphasis on your preferences, any Zicasso sample tour can be modified to make your dream trip a reality.
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Our Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and More, was designed by Tehsin with Covid-19 considerations throughout. This expert operator has handpicked lodges and mobile camps to maximize your safari, and all of our specialists are able to curate your accommodations based on the time of year, your travel goals, and your preferences. With incredible luxury and attention to detail, you can escape daily life and enjoy genuine awe on any Zicasso safari.
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With attention to detail and safety related to travel in the Covid-era, Nigel and Oscar, partner Spain specialists, worked together to create the Authentic Culinary and Culture Tour of Spain, a thoughtful itinerary that celebrates local life alongside the majesty of culture, food, and wine. “Spain offers an incredible variety of local cultures, gastronomy, history, landscapes, architecture, languages, and activities. The choice is staggering, and we are here to customize the perfect trip for individual tastes and preferences,” adds Nigel. Take advantage of local expertise to ensure smart planning for your next vacation with this sample itinerary to inspire.
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Morocco offers a touch of majesty, mystery, and charm stretching from the Atlantic coastline to the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Morocco travel expert Marcus designed the Zicasso Signature Morocco’s Southern Charms tour as an immersion into the culture and scenery. You can taste the millennia of heritage in the cuisine and witness the unmistakable contours of the landscape from a hot air balloon. Whether winding through labyrinthine markets or exploring a seaside colonial fortress, the customizable experience will display Morocco’s timeless charisma.
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With her focus on authentic Irish life and leverage local expertise, travel specialist Anne Marie designed this sample itinerary, Magnificence of Ireland Luxury Tour: Cultural Charm to Natural Beauty to bring our travelers out to the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. “There are more things to see and experience in Ireland than people might think! Having a private, local guide is key to uncovering so many of the country’s best kept secrets,” she says. Use this tour as inspiration to customize your own trip based on your own interests and travel preferences.
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As local experts, Cesar and Pedro worked together to create a sample tour that celebrates every element of Portuguese culture in the itinerary Perspectives of Portugal: New Takes on Classics. “Portugal is synonymous with joy. Get to know our harmonious cities and true natural havens surrounded by histories and traditions with an exceptional climate considered by many the best in Europe,” says Cesar. As you look ahead to 2021 and 2022, a versatile destination with much to offer can provide flexibility for the days ahead.
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Japan is known for balancing heritage and modernity. Japan travel specialist Laura designed the sample Zicasso Signature Classic Japan: Cities, Country, and Culture Tour as the ultimate way to experience the ambiance specific to the archipelago. With thermal hot springs, exceptional cuisine, and captivating temples, the beauty of heritage and scenery speak volumes. From inspiring culinary artistry to a dazzling city skyline display, falling cherry blossoms to the depths of Imperial history, Japan can feel like a dream unfolding before your eyes.
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Flexibility and creativity are key to having an extraordinary journey in the Covid era, and our Zicasso travel specialists are uniquely positioned to make real time adjustments before, and during, your trip. See all 12 of our Zicasso Signature Tours to inspire your next journey, 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.