Untold Story Travel launches Adventures on Your Doorstep
by Laura Gelder
Experience-focused tour operator Untold Story Travel has launched a new series of staycations and European itineraries as part of its Adventures on Your Doorstep range.
The trips follow Untold Story’s model of offering ‘unique insider access to authentic people and places’ through its ‘storytellers’ or local experts on the ground and each trip is bespoke to the client and filled with unique experiences.
Sample itineraries include a seven-night Cornwall trip from £3,000pp where travellers could hit the water with the RNLI to learn how they are keeping waters safe or head out on a Cornish fishing vessel at dawn before cooking the catch on a beach barbecue. Other experiences available include organised hikes to visit landscapes made famous by TV programmes like Poldark and Doc Martin, taking a helicopter to the Isles of Scilly for a gourmet beach picnic.
A 10-night sample itinerary to Ireland is quoted at £5,000pp and experiences could include a private tour of the Guinness Storehouse with a member of the Guinness family or VIP attendance at Galway's International Oyster and Seafood Festival with the chance to dive for oysters. They can also or joining the Killarney National Park Rangers for a private camera safari amongst Ireland’s indigenous red deer, or navigate the remote Blasket Islands by RIB with expert Christian Heritage explaining the array of marine life and sea birds.
For those wanting to venture further, a 10-night sample itinerary to France is from £7,000pp and takes in the wine region of Bordeaux with private tastings and lunch with the master sommelier of a privately-owned wine estate; a stay in a private chateau with grape-based spa treatments; and the chance to meet an oyster farmer and taste the famous oysters of Arcachon Bay before hopping onboard a private luxury motorboat to explore the bay.
Untold Story has implemented a Travel with Care programme to provide on-going and real time guidance for travellers to give them confidence that their health and safety is assured while on holiday. The tour operator is also offering a 100% refund or date change up to 30 days prior to departure for any holiday taken between October 2020 and October 2021.