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Extend Your Travel Adventure

One way to further enrich your next group travel or cruise experience is to enjoy extra time exploring your destination—either prior to or after your main organized itinerary.

Pre- and post-tours (also knows as extensions) provide exactly this opportunity. Some extensions may even combine multiple signature locations in close proximity to each other to allow travelers the chance to increase experiences while in the region.

If your budget and schedule permit, extensions are a wonderful way to add an extra dimension to your upcoming trip.

Pre-tours
If traveling on a cruise—joining a pre-tour allows you to arrive and acclimate prior to embarkation. This also helps decrease any chance of missing the boat due to flight delays or weather issues.

For land and water tours, a pre-tour provides you extra time to rest and recover from potential jetlag. Combine a few good night’s sleep with the opportunity to leisurely explore an exciting city—what could be better?

While pre-tours often offer free time to explore a destination, your tour provider may also have scheduled activities alongside a local expert. They may also be able to assist you in determining additional independent exploration.

Post-tours
After your scheduled main travel program ends, plan to stay for an extra few days to continue delving into the region.

Orbridge believes pre- and post-tours add an important element to travel, and it offers a variety of them.

Discover Southeast Alaska featuring a pre-tour to Denali National Park
This program combines a signature small ship cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage with a land program prior to the cruise to travel by Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park.

The Galapagos Islands featuring a post-tour to Machu Picchu
Experience the biodiversity and stunning sights of the Galapagos Islands during an intimate small ship cruise. Afterward, travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to discover the archeological wonder that is Machu Picchu.

Tanzania Migration Safari featuring a post-tour to Rwanda
Enjoy unparalleled access to Tanzania’s national parks, followed by the chance to observe mountain gorillas up close in their remote habitat in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Orbridge's Flavors programs offer a post-tour featuring additional time in a major city—an added dimension for your trip.

Flavors of Catalonia—the Barcelona extension includes an inside visit to La Sagrada Familia—Barcelona's most visited attraction.
Flavors of Northern Italy—an extension in Venice where you'll explore the “City of Bridges.”
Flavors of Sicily— the Palermo extension includes an afternoon in Cefalù.

Toronto to Vancouver By Rail
Extend your discovery of Canada with a longer stay in Victoria—a charming harbor town filled with gardens, shops, and delightful places to explore and dine.

Canadian Rockies Parks and Resorts
Continue from the main itinerary’s final city of Banff to Vancouver by rail on the Rocky Mountaineer—an adventure featuring breathtaking views and monumental landmarks as you traverse the Continental Divide.

National Parks & Lodges of the Old West
Prior to joining the main program, set out on a pre-tour to discover the town of Jackson , with its plethora of art galleries and shops dedicated to the old American West.

Southwest National Parks
Spend time exploring the dramatic desert landscape, colorful Southwest culture, and relaxing leisure activities during this pre-tour located in Scottsdale, AZ.