unique accommodations blog post

More Than Just a Place to Lay Your Head

Christian Papadellis
by Christian Papadellis

November 09, 2021

3 minute read

Want to be treated like royalty? Fall asleep to the sounds of animals in a Kenyan National Park? Or how about under the stars of the Aurora Borealis? The following accommodations allow for all that and more! 


Stay in a Castle

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Live like royalty when you stay on the grounds of a castle on our Shades of Ireland tour. The charm of bygone times blends with the comfort of contemporary accommodations when you stay in the historic Cabra Castle situated on 100 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Visit the public areas and explore the grounds at leisure during the stay. This is one experience to definitely write home about.


Desert Camp

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Feel like camping out in the deserts of the Western Sahara after a day of exploring? Then be sure to join us on our Colors of Morocco tour. After spending some time in Fes, you make your way into the desert on a 4x4 jeep and spend a full day seeing the stunningly sandy (and beautiful!) desert landscapes before taking a rest in a desert campsite. Experience the deep history and incredible people of Morocco in this exciting and, most importantly, authentic way.


Château de Beauvois

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Ever wanted to be King or Queen for the Day? Well, now’s your chance. Frequented by King Louis XIII, the Château de Beauvois provides an inside look into what it would be like to be a member of the pre-revolutionary royal family of France. While you’re here, take some time to enjoy the luscious green and flowery grounds or unwind on the château’s charming terrace. If that sounds like heaven to you, wait until you try dinner. By night, you’ll gorge yourself on gourmet French cuisine in the château’s opulent dining room. Want to live out this fairytale adventure? Then be sure to join us on our France Magnifique Tour.  


The Ark

Nestled in the heart of Aberdare National Park, The Ark is a beautiful lodge that attracts a whole menagerie of wildlife. The Ark (designed and named after Noah’s Ark) comprises of three decks and multiple balconies that provide guests with a unique view of the animals that stop by. If you’re an animal and/or nature lover, you’ll love the chance to visit this truly amazing accommodation on our Plains of Africa tour.


Glass Igloos and Log Cabins… Oh My!

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Ever wondered what it would be like to see the northern lights from the comfort of your own bed? Well, you can do just that on our The Northern Lights of Finland tour! On this tour, travelers can spend two nights at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in their very own Finnish log cabin indulging in a Finnish sauna and staring up into the sky to catch a glimpse of those ever elusive northern lights from the comfort of their own room. Create your very own winter wonderland when you take off on this unique tour experience!

Our tour designers scout out the coolest experiences in their travels to make sure that when you arrive, you experience the very best of these places—right down to your on-tour lodging. You might be spending some of the time in your room resting up for a day of exploration, but that does not mean the setting can’t be something postcard-perfect too!

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