• 10 November 2022

As the Expat Explore team is busy gearing up for another crazy shopping period, we’re taking some time to share the previous years’ Black Friday specials that were extremely popular. 

Rather than inciting retrospective FOMO, we hope that these will help you do some early Black Friday planning. That way, you’re prepared when you eventually start shopping for deals!

Best-selling travel deals from 2021

We dug into our Black Friday travel sale records to see which of our tour promotions and tours were favourites. Our top seller was the 12-day Europe Escape tour! This flagship tour is one of our most popular tours of all time. With multiple destinations including Italy, France, Switzerland and much more, it’s not hard to see why this was our top seller!

Some of our other bestsellers from 2021 include the multi-country Prague to Budapest Rail Express and Croatian & Eastern Delights tours as well as our Sacred Peru tour!

Read on to learn more about some of our bestsellers, and find out which tours to look out for in the 2022 Black Friday travel sale!

Dubrovnik, Croatia, Black Friday
Make your travel dreams come true this Black Friday.

Black Friday sales and promos to look forward to in 2022:

Hoping to be in our Black Friday travel deals success statistics for 2022? Here are last year’s most popular tours and a few exciting Black Friday travel deals which you should be looking out for during the 2022 Black Friday sale:

1. Taste of Greece

Uncover ancient history, taste one of the world’s most delicious (and healthiest) cuisines and see the bucket-list attractions of mainland Greece when you embark on this week-long tour! The tour begins in Athens where you can look forward to ancient sites such as Hadrian’s Arch, the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Visit the site of the very first Olympic games, watch the sunset over Meteroa, explore the colourful island of Trizonia and much more!

We can’t think of a better way to spend our Black Friday budget, can you?

Acropolis, Athens, Greece, black friday
See the Acropolis when you visit Athens on the Taste of Greece tour!
2. Eastern Adventure

Dreaming of seeing the highlights of Eastern Europe as well as the Netherlands and Italy? Then this 13-day Eastern Adventure is for you! Journey from Amsterdam to Rome with days in Prague, Berlin and Venice in between. See Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana and Dresden. With included bucket-list experiences and guided tours as well as free time to explore at your own pace, this tour offers the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure!

This tour forms the first half of our epic 26-day Ultimate Europe tour. For a truly unforgettable trip filled with countless Europe highlights, consider booking this full-length tour!

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Black Friday
Cruise Amsterdam’s charming canals when you embark on the Eastern Adventure tour!
3. Rome to Amsterdam

From ancient history in Rome to spectacular natural beauty in the Swiss Alps and unique cultural experiences in Venice and Amsterdam, this 10-day tour has it all! Indulge in delectable Italian cuisine and taste German wines along the Rhine River. Travel to “the top of Europe” with our most popular optional excursion in Switzerland and cruise the canals of Venice and Amsterdam.

Wish you could see even more? Then join the full-length, 18-day Europe Explorer tour!

Jungfraujoch, Swiss Alps, Switzerland, Black Friday
The spectacular views from Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps.
4. Vietnam and Cambodia Explorer

Spend 15 days exploring the highlights of Vietnam and neighbouring Cambodia. You’ll see historic landmarks and breathtaking sights including Vietnam’s stunning Ha Long Bay and ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia. 

This is a Black Friday travel deal filled with exotic destinations, authentic food, experiences and vibrant cultures!

Islands in Ha Long Bay Vietnam Black Friday
Sail through the majestic islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam.
5. Eastern Highlights

This year, grab your Black Friday travel deals and head east… to Eastern Europe that is! During 11 days of exploring seven unique countries, you’ll encounter rich history, incredible architecture and lively culture. Visit top travel destinations including  Munich, Prague and Budapest. You’ll even have the chance to explore Ljubljana in Slovenia – this is a truly beautiful Eastern European spot and a real hidden gem! 

View of the Church of Our Lady of Tyne in Prague, Czech Republic Black Friday
Take in the beautiful architecture of Prague when you experience the highlights of Eastern Europe.
6. Great Britain 

This is your chance to discover this wonderful destination and learn more about its fascinating history, myths and legends. Visit England, Scotland and Wales. You’ll have one week to experience British culture, history, architecture and cuisine! Admire the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and English Lake District. Explore the historic cities of York and Cambridge and feel the vibe in Liverpool.

View of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness in Scotland Black Friday
Explore the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland – home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster.
7. Cape Town & the Garden Route

Escape to the south and see why South Africa should be on everyone’s bucket list! Travel from the bright and welcoming Cape Town to the glorious Garden Route. See the Cango Caves and many more Oudtshoorn gems. Taste world-class wine and soak up the coastal scenery of Hermanus and Mossel Bay. Over 9 days, we have no doubt that you’ll fall in love with this beautiful region of South Africa!

If you’ve never been to South Africa, or you’re itching to return, there’s no better time than now.  Enjoy the best of both worlds with South African outdoor adventures and city explorations. Take a look at our list of top things to do in Cape Town and start planning your next adventure!

cape town at the foot of table mountain, black friday
The gorgeous city of Cape Town lies at the foot of Table Mountain.
8. Italy Rail Express

The best part about travelling by rail is admiring the extra scenery as you travel through different regions! Italy is well-known for its incredible natural beauty and on this Italy Rail Express, you’ll witness this beauty first-hand! This 9-day rail tour starts in Rome and offers a full free day to explore before travelling onwards to Naples, Florence, Venice and Milan. Live la dolce vita and hop aboard the Italy Rail Express with this Black Friday travel deal!

Venice, Italy Rail Express, Black Friday
Experience the magic of Venice while travelling through Italy.
9. Brazil, Iguazu & Argentina Delights

Home to untamed natural landscapes, vibrant cultures and bustling cities, South America is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations! This tour takes you to Brazil and Argentina and offers plenty of time in each location to soak up the true essence of Brazilian and Argentinian culture. Spend three days each in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires with time in Paraty and Sao Paolo in between. Marvel at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, on the Brazilian side! This exotic 13-day adventure is one you will never forget so be sure to secure your spot during our 2022 Black Friday sale!

Iguazu Falls, Brazil, South America, Black Friday
The Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls.
10. Europe Highlights
Beautiful Neuschwanstein castle, near Munich in Bavaria, Germany, Black Friday
Beautiful Neuschwanstein castle, near Munich in Bavaria, Germany

This is another one of Expat Explore’s most popular tours! Get ready to tick off multiple Europe highlights in 10 days. Starting and ending in Rome, travel through Germany, France, Switzerland and back to Italy. See iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Neuschwanstein castle and much more!

Whichever tour you choose, know that you’ll be getting more memories for your money with our excellent Black Friday deals!

Were you one of the lucky travellers who managed to book lower-priced tours in our previous sales? If you were, then we’d love for you to be one of our Black Friday success stories! Please contact us and we’ll get back to you to find out more! Keep an eye out on our Black Friday page as sales open soon!

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