Turn the Journey into the Destination with Tour Vacations

As the adage goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. So while you may be on your way to exciting new places and discoveries, consider the method by which you’re getting there. What if the journey could be its own destination?

Global Discovery Vacations and the Global Connections Travel Agency offer plenty of alternative ways to travel, each with their own unique experiences. Here are some different transportation options that can spice up your vacation:

Trains

Why ride the rail?
One of our past contributors grew up riding trains in Europe, so it was odd for him to come to the states and hitch a ride on a subway or bus. But there are a few tour companies that specialize in train travel, providing continually changing scenery in the comforts of a spacious cabin.

There are actually a few great perks to train travel:

  • You don’t have to drive
  • No traffic lights (or traffic, for that matter)
  • No TSA lines
  • Rules aren’t as strict
  • The views!

Available vacations:
We provide vacations through Rocky Mountaineer and Rail Europe, which can be rail only or rail and cruise packages. These amazing journeys take you through Canada’s tremendous Rocky Mountain landscapes: Vancouver, Banff, Calgary, Quensel and beyond. Just give our travel agents a call at 855-999-7654 and we’ll be happy to help you find the best package for you.

Motorcoaches

Why ride on a motorcoach?
Like trains, you can get a lot more out of the journey when you can focus on the sights instead of navigating. These buses can carry a large group of people while doing all the legwork when it comes to finding must-see attractions within a certain area.

If you’re unfamiliar with motorcoach tours, many of them offer:

  • Spacious reclining seats
  • Live tour director over speaker system
  • Pre-paid food and sightseeing
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Personal air conditioning
  • No hidden fees

Available Vacations:
Globus, Cosmos and CIE Tours, among others, offer motorcoach tours anywhere from Russia to Japan to Cuba. You can find featured tours on our website.

Cruises

Sunset on a Princess Cruise, courtesy of member Leann N.

Why sail the seas?
Everything is right there. Entertainment, food, lodging, shopping, activities – cruise ships are like miniature societies that you won’t want to leave. Then you have all of the excursions to exotic lands along the way.

Available vacations:
From hosted VIP Cruises, Star Credit Cruises or any other cruise you can think of, you can find them all on our website. The Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Asia – the world is at your fingertips.

River Cruises

Why sail down the river?
As one of our travel agents recently told us, there’s an intimacy to cruising along a river. The city and countryside is usually close to the boat, something you don’t get a lot of with a regular ocean cruise. This makes sightseeing much easier and is good for those people who are unsettled by being isolated in the middle of the ocean or overwhelmed by the grand scale of the experience.

Available Vacations:
We’re working on a way to make it easier to find any river cruise you want on our website, but for now you can find plenty on our search page. Just search for either AmaWaterways, Crystal Cruises or Viking Cruises for some of the best river cruising available. Sail down the musical Mississippi, the rustic Rhine or magnificent Mediterranean.

When it comes to traveling, the variables are endless, which is why we try to give you as many options as possible. Sometimes, just changing the mode of transportation is all you need to get more out of your vacation. Either book your trip online or call our travel agents at 855-999-7654.

How do you prefer to see the world – ship, bus, car, train or something else?

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

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