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Collette's Family Vacations Provide Adventure and Extra Value

Tour Operator | Collette | April 24, 2015

Collette's Family Vacations Provide Adventure and Extra Value

PHOTO: Family in Paris. Courtesy of Collette.

Collette is letting parents and grandparents know that it’s not too late to book a family vacation this summer. Collette’s family travel programs in Europe – now with extremely favorable exchange rates – the Wild West and Costa Rica feature adventure for all ages and budgets.

Delivering thoughtfully planned itineraries, Collette’s family tours bring history, adventure and world culture to life. Each tour features new adventures daily, from winding down the Snake River outside Jackson Hole on a white water raft to gladiator training in Rome, walking the haunted halls of King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland, or sampling traditional French cuisine at the Eiffel Tower. Tour departures are available June through August with prices starting at $1,399 per person, land-only, for some departures.

“The learning doesn’t have to stop once school is out…but don’t tell the kids. Families touring with Collette will find a wealth of new experiences in each of Collette’s family tours,” said Kristine Chochrek, Collette’s vice president of marketing. “Our expert tour managers and seasoned local guides ensure that each day is filled with cherished experiences.”

Collette’s featured summer family tour programs include:

Costa Rica Family Adventure - $1,399 land only, per person

Featuring national parks, wildlife reserves and lush scenery, this eight-day tour is ideal for little adventurers. Families will visit Tortuguero National Park for guided nature walks, sneak peeks at Capuchin Monkeys and Green Sea Turtles, and a cruise through the jungle’s canals. The tour also includes two nights in the rainforest village of Sarapiqui, with visits to La Tirimbina Biological Reserve, a pineapple plantation, and the Arenal Volcano and its famous volcanic hot springs. Throughout the tour, guests can also try whitewater rafting, zip lining, and soaring above the treetops on hanging bridges.

Wild West & Yellowstone Family Adventure - $1,849 land only, per person

With a visit to the Oregon Trail Museum and a simulated wagon train experience, families will go back in time to the 1850s.  Also included are breath-taking views of the Grand Tetons and tour of Yellowstone National Park; white-water rafting down the Snake River; and a “good old-fashioned shoot out” on Main Street in Jackson Hole.

Shades of Ireland Family Discovery - $2,499, land only, per person

Families can follow the luck of the Irish on a 10-day tour from Dublin to Kingscourt that includes a tour of Grafton Street, Christ Church Cathedral, and Dublin Castle aboard an amphibious vehicle; a ride on a traditional Irish jaunting car through the Gap of Dunloe to Killarney National Park; the opportunity to kiss the infamous Blarney Stone, and take in a falconry demonstration and archery lesson at Dromoland Castle.

Italy Family Discovery - $2,499, land only, per person

Families venture on a nine-day tour to some of Italy’s most celebrated cities. They can discover Venice scavenger-hunt style complete with maps and clues; taste authentic gelato following a walking tour of the Piazza Del Duomo in Florence; take and after-hours tour of the 16th century Medici Villa; try pasta-making in Tuscany and pizza-tossing in Rome.

London and Paris Family Adventure – $2,749, per person, land only

The eight-day tour of London and Paris features both the classics with insider access to attractions and exclusive dining. Families will take in London’s historical sites like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square; enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studio and the Harry Potter set featuring costumes and props from the film series. Next up, the Eurostar High Speed Train will whisk families to the “City of Lights” for an immersion in French history at attractions like Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Ideal for families with teens, ample free time is offered each day to explore the city at leisure. At night, Paris’ twinkling skyline will come to life as guests dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine.

Tour prices are subject to change and are based on land only, per person and double occupancy. For more information and to book available tours, contact a travel agent or call 800-340-5158, or visit

SOURCE: Collette press release

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