A new Cruise & Walk holiday programme from Ramblers Walking Holidays combines walking trails worldwide with small cruise experiences on Fred. Olsen Cruise Line ships.
The newly launched 2018 brochure details 47 itineraries that combine walking with cruising.
Group travel organisers can choose from existing holidays such as Baltic Discovery, Magic of the Canaries and Islands of the Caribbean, or opt for new tours like Voyage to Greenland or Islands of the Indian Ocean.
GTOs will find a continuum of walking grades across the holidays that range from ‘Leisurely’ to ‘Moderate’ to help them choose a suitable break for their group.
Styles of holidays are also indicated and include categories such as ‘Pioneer’ for the more adventurous traveller, and ‘Overnights in Port’ where you can head out in the evenings to explore.
“Best of both worlds”
Kathy Cook, joint managing director commented: “Cruise & Walk Holidays offer the best of both worlds – top quality cruising with big vistas and the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most remote and fascinating destinations in more depth on foot.
“From viewing the mighty Norwegian Fjords and ethereal colours of the Arctic at sunrise from the ship’s deck, to wandering through eerie volcanic landscapes and up breath-taking glacial valleys, stepping aboard then stepping ashore proves equally rewarding no matter what cruise you choose.”
New Cruise & Walk holidays include…
Voyage to Greenland: This 15-night itinerary cruises past Greenland’s shoreline with stops at different ports. Inland hiking along fjord trails through the alpine-like mountains near Nanortalik, over the Kiagtut Siermat Glacier is included. The cruise also sails through the 60 mile passage of Prins Christiansund, plus spends three nights in Iceland.
Islands of the Indian Ocean: Following an exploratory wander through the temples and busy bazaars in Sri Lanka’s capital city or the Casela National Park on Mauritius, this 17-night cruise takes in the Seychelles and Maldives, Reunion Island, and the tropical forests of Madagascar. Groups can explore culturally diverse islands on foot with walking highlights including the palm forest of UNESCO listed Vallee de Mai, and the summit in Morne Seychellois National Park.
South Africa Cruise Safari: This 17-night itinerary charts the South African coastline, stopping to explore Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richards?Bay, Durban and Mossel Bay with numerous wildlife adventures.?In addition to time spent in each of the ports, highlights will include?a 4 x 4 adventure?through Addo National Elephant Park, a trip to Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Zululand and a visit to the Kwa Mashu Apartheid Museum in Natal.
Group travel organisers looking to make a booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays can request the new brochure by calling 01707-386767 or visiting www.cruiseandwalk.co.uk.