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Vineyards at sunrise in Basque, Spain

Vineyards at sunrise in Basque, Spain

While there are some options for last-minute travel in 2020, most travelers are looking ahead to 2021 and 2022. As many desire to step away from the dense crowds, our specialists have responded with new itineraries that take into account our new travel realities. Learn how to see France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal as we look to 2021 and beyond.

France

Chateau and vineyards in Provence, France

Chateau and vineyards in Provence, France

“On your next trip, be sure to get away from the city centers, and take advantage of local guides. Take your time, as sometimes doing nothing is doing everything! I always say that having a coffee and watching the world go by is an experience in itself,” says Adam, a travel specialist for France. A top destination for Zicasso travelers, France offers history, food and wine, and spectacular cultural icons, but much joy is found in the beauty of daily life.

Created for our travelers for 2021 and beyond, 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.

Spain

San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian, Spain

“Come to Spain ready to make the most of our excellent guides that provide unparalleled insider access to all sorts of memorable experiences not found anywhere else, “ says Nigel, a travel specialist for Spain. With an incredible depth of art and history to explore, as well as fantastic food and wine, any trip to Spain offers a spectacular travel experience.

With attention to detail and safety related to travel in the Covid-era, Nigel and Oscar, another Spain specialist, 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.

Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

“The cities are great, but take the opportunity to get out into the countryside. Ireland is known for its beautiful, often emerald green scenery, and as there are fewer people in these rural areas, it’s the ideal time to visit this amazing country,” says Anne Marie, a Ireland travel specialist for Zicasso. Always a popular destination with our travelers, the draw to Ireland is even stronger in the Covid era with natural beauty and open spaces abounding.

With her focus on authentic Irish life and leverage local expertise, Anne Marie designed this sample itinerary, Excellence 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.

Portugal

Castle of the Moors, with Pena Palace on the hill on the background, in Sintra

Castle of the Moors, with Pena Palace on the hill on the background, in Sintra

“From the beautiful villages around the coast, the flavors and quality of our gastronomy, and regional products paired with the best wines you can imagine, Portugal will fill you with joy”, says Cesar, a Portugal travel specialist. An emerging destination with our Zicasso travelers, Portugal offers something for every type of traveler. In the Covid era, you can find you can step off the usual path to find exactly what you want to do.

As local experts, Cesar and Pedro, worked together to create a sample tour that celebrates every element of Portuguese culture, Perspectives of Portugal: New Takes on Classics. “Portugal is synonymous with joy. Get to know our harmonious cities and true natural havens surrounded with histories, 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. Learn more by connecting with our travel specialists to begin planning now, and book when you are ready.

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Lavender fields in Provence, France

Lavender fields in Provence, France

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.

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