AARP Services, Inc. announced today its first Escorted Tours Collection Catalogue, which provides an exclusive selection of special escorted tours to AARP’s 35 million members. There are 20 tours featured in the 2006 collection. AARP Services research and member feedback shows that when it comes to planning a trip to the world’s more exotic and faraway destinations, many 50+ aged travelers prefer to travel via escorted tour. This announcement comes after the successful launch of the AARP Cruise Collection Catalogue, which the Escorted Tour program is modeled after.
Each of the tours featured are offered through some of the travel industry’s leading tour operators including Collette Vacations, General Tours, Globus, Norwegian Coastal Voyages and American Orient Express. These tour operators bring AARP members not only discounted rates but also first hand knowledge of a destination, what makes it special and must see sights.
Each escorted tour featured in the collection is specially discounted for AARP members. Discounts range from $50 to as high as $300 per person. These discounts are available exclusively for AARP members. The tours also include unique features that allow AARP members to truly experience a destination. From a home cooked meal with a New Zealand family to evening lectures with naturalists in the Galapagos Islands, the tours featured will ensure an experience of a lifetime.
Sample Tours from AARP’s Escorted Tour Collection:
- Holland in Bloom!—Holland is the world’s center of blooming beauty every Spring. Millions of daffodils, hyacinths and especially tulips grace the lovely countryside. National garden writer and author Allan Swenson, a long-time AARP member, will host a special Holland in Bloom small ship cruise and tour from Amsterdam April 28 to May 6, 2006. This experience was developed exclusively for AARP and is being offered through General Tours’ Exclusive Journeys. The trip is limited to 44 AARP members and their guests. The cost is $2,999 per person if booked and paid by February 28, 2006. The cost includes roundtrip international airfare from New York on Lufthansa, all transfers and luggage handling, all meals, 7 nights aboard the luxurious Peter Deilmann river ship and MV Casanova. For reservations visit www.aarp.org/tours or call General Tours at 800-858-0908.