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There are hundreds of different travel excursions offered by thousands of different travel agencies, cruise lines, and other travel outfits. While every travel company has a different term for the excursions that are offered, most of these trips provide the same types of experiences. Essentially, there are four different types of excursions, including adventure, leisure, romance, and family.
While there are varying degrees of adventure, an adventure excursion involves embarking upon a trip that will require both mind and body involvement. These trips can include anything from cycling through great mountains to swinging on vines through a rain forest. Typically, a person must be in good physical health in order to partake in an adventure travel excursions; unless, of course, tourists will be transported through treacherous terrain while riding inside of a vehicle.
Leisure excursions are just like they sound. People wishing to spend their vacations relaxing poolside, sitting on a beach, or booking spa treatments will enjoy leisure vacations. Some travel companies add extra details to these vacations including meals, special accommodations, and unique relaxation experiences. People who need a true escape from everyday life will benefit from a leisure excursion.
Honeymooners and romantic couples alike may want to sign up for a romantic excursion. These excursions include all the basic romantic necessities, champagne, solitude, romantic meals, and some travel companies even include spa treatments for two people in a romantic excursion package. Generally, newlywed couples can enjoy deep discounts on romantic excursions.
Family excursions are ideal for the whole family. These trips usually involve activities that both younger and older family members can enjoy. Frequently, family trips include various options that each family member can select from. People seeking a family vacation may enjoy the different family-based trips that travel agencies and cruise lines offer.
Before booking any kind of trip, it's a wise idea to consider travel ideals. Those people who intend to travel with older adults or younger children may want to speak with a travel representative before booking any trip. Likewise, it's a good idea to find out what kind of resort one is considering prior to booking a hotel stay. Since many travelers enjoy guided excursions, there are numerous trips to select from. The important thing to remember is to understand what kind of trip one is booking, and to ask any necessary travel questions prior to securing a travel excursion of any kind.
One of my favorite excursions was a cruise to Alaska. My brother, my elderly mother and myself went on a brand new cruise ship. We decided to live it up and take the owner's suite.
It was a large suite and had a deck with a hot tub. We had extra special treatment - like bowls of fruit, chocolate,and flowers. A butler was assigned to us and we could order anything for breakfast, which was served in our room.
There was a good choice of excursions in the ports where we stopped.
It was amazing to enjoy all the special luxuries. And having a private balcony, we could see all the sights without going up on the main deck.
Cruising is a great way for the elderly to travel.
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