• 15 October 2021

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 2020

We dug into our Black Friday travel sale records to see which of our tour promotions and tours were favourites. Our most popular tour was our Egyptian Nile Adventure – Black Friday special which has remained our top seller over the last three years! Three other tours round out our bestsellers from 2020: the Balkan Explorer, the Spain & Portugal Explorer and the Northern Explorer.

Read on to learn more about some of our bestsellers, and find out which tours to look out for in the 2021 Black Friday travel sale!

Woman sightseeing in Istanbul Black Friday
Make your travel dreams come true with our Black Friday specials.
Black Friday sales and promos to look forward to in 2021:

Hoping to be in our Black Friday travel deals success statistics for 2021? Here are last years most popular tours and a few exciting Black Friday travel deals which you should be looking out for during the 2021 sale:

Our Nile Adventure tour offers the chance to explore Cairo, see the majestic pyramids, view the Great Sphinx and cruise on the Nile. There are also trips to the ancient city of Thebes with ventures to the Valley of the Kings included. 

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

Camels near Pyramids of Giza in Egypt Black Friday
Why not take a journey through Egypt on your next vacation?

This 10-day group tour showcases the vibrancy of Turkey. From the bustling city of Istanbul to the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, this is, quite literally, a trip that touches on all of the highlights of Turkey. Explore Troy, and see the home of the Trojan War and Trojan Horse. There’s also the opportunity to visit the beautiful library and temples of Pergamum.

With so many ancient buildings and natural wonders, combined with a promotional price, this tour is exactly what you should set your sights on.

Fountains and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey Black Friday
Be mesmerized by the sights in Istanbul, Turkey!

The Balkans are ready to amaze and captivate you on this 16-day tour! The Balkans are overflowing with fascinating history, unmatched beauty and a diverse mix of cultures. Visit the famous ancient sites in Greece, explore Croatia, see the beauty of Mostar and Ljubljana, experience the delights of Budapest and much more!

Need even more reason to book a trip to this beautiful part of the world this Black Friday? Take a look at our top reasons to enjoy a group tour to the Balkans.

Woman views Dubrovnik from Mount Srd Croatia Balkans
Explore Dubrovnik and more on your next trip to the Balkans.

Travel to the more off-the-beaten-track destinations in Northern Europe. Stunning landscapes, fascinating landmarks, and important pieces of history are to be found during this 10-day exploration. 

Undoubtedly one of the most charming trips you could take this year, be sure to check out the Black Friday deal. Why not add even more Northern Europe highlights to the itinerary with a Best of Scandinavia & the Baltics tour?

Historic and fascinating, this 10-day tour will keep you captivated!

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 culture.

Islands in Ha Long Bay Vietnam Black Friday
Sail through the iconic islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

12 days, eight countries and tons of must-see sights in Europe! This is one of our most popular Expat Explore tours. See Paris, the Swiss Alps, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam and more!

Join your fellow travellers on this European Escape and enjoy our flagship tour. 

View of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine in Paris, France Black Friday
See iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower on the Europe Escape tour.

In just over a week, you can expect to see Europe’s most iconic destinations. The itinerary is jam-packed with unforgettable experiences. Cruise Amsterdam’s canals, taste wine in Germany’s Rhine Valley, explore Venice and Lucerne and see the highlights of Paris. 

If a whirlwind tour of Europe is on your Black Friday shopping list, this is the tour for you!

Tourists take gondola ride in Venice, Italy Black Friday
Take a cruise along Venice’s canal on a gondola!
  • Highlights of Spain & Portugal

Spend nine days exploring these two beautiful countries! Visit Madrid, Lisbon, Seville and Porto. Embrace the lively cultures, learn more about the many historical influences in the region, admire the art and architecture and indulge in the delicious cuisine!  Tapas, wine and fiestas are definitely on the itinerary! 

This highlight-filled tour is a definite must for your Black Friday wishlist!

Colourful streets and tram in Lisbon, Portugal
See the colourful streets of Lisbon on this Spain and Portugal tour.

This year, head east with your Black Friday travel deals! Eastern Europe that is! During11 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! 

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.

This is your chance to discover more of this wonderful destination. 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!

Discover the things that make Great Britain so great with our Black Friday tours deals! Why not make your Black Friday even greater with a trip to Great Britain at Christmas?

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!

Add these tours to your Black Friday travel list in 2021:

Looking for something slightly different? Check out these tours which will be the perfect addition to your Black Friday travel deals 2021 shopping list!

Explore Europe’s most popular destinations from a completely different perspective! Expat Explore’s new guided rail tours are an exciting way to travel. It’s not just about the destination, it’s about the journey too! Join the Amsterdam to Barcelona Rail Explorer tour and travel across Europe by train. Discover the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Spain, experiencing a variety of travel highlights along the way!

See incredible landscapes as you travel across Europe by train!

Escape to the south and see why South Africa offers some of the best family holiday vacations around. Travel from the bright and welcoming Cape Town to the glorious Garden Route. See the Cango Caves and many more Oudtshoorn gems. And then delight in everything that the Kruger National Park has to offer. 

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. 

Lion and lion cub seen on game drive in South Africa Black Friday
Enjoy a wildlife safari in South Africa!

Encounter the charm of Vietnam’s temples and pagodas on a perfectly timed 11-day coach tour. Spend time browsing the markets, admiring the surrounding natural beauty, and immersing yourself in South East Asian culture. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your horizons. Use our Black Friday specials to tick off Vietnam on your list of visited destinations. 

Woman tourist wearing straw hat in Vietnam Black Friday
Experience the colours, tastes and sounds in Vietnam.

Experience Cambodia’s rich culture and learn more about its turbulent history on a five-day trip to remember. See the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Royal Palace, and the iconic Angkor Wat. Visit the floating markets, peruse street markets, and enjoy meeting the friendly locals. 

If Cambodia is on your bucket list, take advantage of the fantastic tour prices during Black Friday and we promise you won’t regret it. 

Monks stand in front of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Black Friday
Visit the ancient Angkor Wat Complex in Cambodia.

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!

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