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Seize the moment, save money with one of these 9 last minute escapes

Recently updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 02:22 pm

Got an itch to travel? Tap into your spontaneous side and scratch it with our Last Minute Deals. You can save up to 15% on selected trips if you book your spot to travel in the next four months. We’ve got over 150 trips across six continents included in our Last Minute Deals. To help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up 9 of the best tours where you can save with a last minute escape.

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The Shambles in historic York, England

Wonders of Britain and Ireland

Save up to US$719

Set sail on an unforgettable journey across the lush landscapes and historic cities of Britain and Ireland with this 15-day trip. Visit iconic landmarks like Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, and Blarney Castle, and dive headfirst into local culture with immersive experiences like whiskey tasting in Scotland and a traditional pub meal in Wales. From the misty lochs of Scotland to the emerald-green countryside of Ireland, and the charming cobblestones of England’s villages, this will be a last-minute decision you’ll be glad you made! 

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Scenic Parks Explorer

Save up to US$880

Make a last minute escape into the world’s finest nature. This 15-day adventure takes you into the heart of the United State’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. Get immersed in legendary national parks, including Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Teton, and more. From spouting geysers to curious rock formations and soaring mountains, this is Mother Nature at its best. You’ll also get insights into the history and culture of these regions, with visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and an inspiring Native American presentation in Keystone. 

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Pearls of the Adriatic

Save up to US$459

Dreaming of the Mediterranean? We’ll get you there on short notice. This 11-day trip around the Adriatic will take you from historic cities to the sparkling coastlines of Croatia and Slovenia. Walk the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, explore Roman ruins in Split, sail to exquisite islands, and savor unique local flavors in a traditional konoba (tavern). Venture into enchanting Lake Bled surrounded by the Julian Alps, wander the vibrant markets of Ljubljana, and lose yourself in its blend of Baroque and Habsburg architecture. 

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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Save up to US$543

If you’ve always wanted to visit the Canadian Rockies, let this be your sign to do it! This 12-day trip takes you deep into the captivating wilderness of the Rockies. Journey through the snowy mountains, turquoise lakes, and lush forests of Jasper and Banff National Parks, and marvel at the Athabasca Glacier as you ride the Ice Explorer. Cruise through the extraordinary landscapes of Alaska, including Glacier Bay where you might even spot whales, and stroll through ornate gardens and coastal views in vibrant Vancouver.

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People enjoying ice cream on a street in Europe

Balkan Adventure

Save up to US$686

Don’t wait any longer to explore the hidden gem that is the Balkans. This 14-day trip will show you the best of this spectacular Eastern European region, from Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to Bosnia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Wander the cobbled streets of Belgrade, experience the haunting beauty of Sarajevo, and bask in the Mediterranean charm of Kotor. See the legendary castles of Braşov, the Baroque architecture of Bucharest and the bustling bazaars of Skopje. 

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Best of Egypt

Save up to US$400

Make a last minute escape back in time on this 9-day expedition through the heart of Egypt. From the bustling city of Cairo to the iconic Nile River and the renowned Pyramids of Giza, this trip is the ultimate bucket list material. Stand in awe of the Great Sphinx, decode hieroglyphs in the Egyptian Museum, and marvel at the well-preserved relics in the Valley of the Kings. Cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca and explore the sprawling temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak.

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Splendours of Japan

Save up to US$647

Escape the daily grind with a trip to captivating Japan! This 13-day adventure takes you from the futuristic skyscrapers of Japan to the historic charm of Kyoto. Wander through the bright orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, learn how to make authentic sushi in the Ginza district, and set eyes on the majestic Mount Fuji. Hop on the high-speed bullet train to Hiroshima, see the fairytale landscapes of Gokayama and Kanazawa, and stay in a traditional ryokan in the mountain hot springs village of Kotohira. From the ornate gardens of Awaji Island to the mouthwatering cuisine of Osaka, this is an unforgettable journey. 

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Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Save up to US$555

Want to make the most of your last minute getaway? Why not discover three distinct countries in just 16 days? You’ll go from the grand architecture of Madrid and the sunny villages of Spain’s Andalusia to medinas, bazaars and riads of Morocco. Travel from Fes to Marrakesh to Casablanca and Rabat, then set sail from Tangier back to Spain where you’ll touch down in Seville. Indulge in sangria, sherry, tapas and flamenco then journey to gorgeous Lisbon with its colorful facades, pastéis de nata, and coastal views. From historic Fátima to Salamanca, this is an incredible journey you won’t soon forget.

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Sarapiqui Rainforest in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Eco Adventure

Save up to US$430

If you want to escape to the tropics now, put Costa Rica on your list. It’s warm and sunny for most of the year, and it’s also famed as a natural playground. Kickstart your adventure upon San Jose’s vibrant streets before heading to the lush Tortuguero National Park, where you can spot sea turtles, monkeys, and toucans. You’ll meet the Tico family on their palm plantation and enjoy lunch at an eco-friendly hacienda built by the Quintana family in Sarapiquí, then relax in thermal hot springs near the slopes of Arenal Volcano. From the incredible treetop walk and wildlife of Monteverde Cloud Forest to the stunning Arenal Volcano hike, this is a truly special adventure. 

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You can save up to 15% on over 150 tours if you travel within the next four months, as part of our Last Minute Deals. Check out the rest of the tours and find your dream last minute escape.

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