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THE FREEDOM TO PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
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Your Choice. Your Adventure. Your Way.
It’s your adventure, so why not make it everything you've ever dreamed about? Our comprehensive itineraries are just the beginning. We offer an exclusive variety of flexible options that let you tailor your adventure so it’s completely your own. In fact, O.A.T. is the only travel company to offer such flexibility and choice for an experience that is truly personalized.
Your options start by choosing your air preferences and flying the way you want to, and continue into expanding your time abroad by arriving early or staying later, allowing you to maximize your discoveries—and make the most of your international airfare.
Your freedom of choice can even be incorporated into your main itinerary as well. We’ve built in a careful balance of included features and free time on each of our itineraries for you to explore whatever you’re most interested in—and your Trip Experience Leader can provide you with recommendations.
Consider joining the 85% of travelers already personalizing their travel experiences. Learn more about all of your choices below. Then call our dedicated team of Adventure Specialists at 1-800-955-1925, who will listen to your specific needs, and help you plan the adventure of a lifetime.
Arrive Early & Stay Later
Extending your time abroad—whether with us or on your own—is the best way to broaden your experience. But it’s also a practical way to make the most of the international airfare that you’re already paying for with your main itinerary. Not to mention, it’s a great way to rest up before or after your adventure, so you’re feeling your best. There are several ways you can customize your O.A.T. adventure, each with different benefits:
• Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions
We include at least one optional pre-trip extension and one post-trip extension on each of our adventures to give you more time to get acclimated and explore before your main itinerary begins, or before your return to the U.S. Our extensions feature destinations either already included on your main itinerary, which allows you to spend even more time in that location, or completely new destinations that our travelers have expressed interest in. Here are some of the benefits of choosing one or more of our optional extensions:
- You’ll maximize your discoveries—often in an even smaller group than your main adventure—and enhance your value by lowering your per-day costs because you’re taking advantage of your already included international airfare.
- Each of our optional extensions features an average of 5-7 days and includes all accommodations and some meals and a variety of included features.
- On most of our extensions, you’ll travel in the company of the same Trip Experience Leader throughout your entire adventure for a seamless experience, and enjoy more time to develop bonds with your fellow travelers.
• Stopover before or after your adventure in any international city
Interested in visiting an iconic city—or somewhere lesser known—on your own before or after your adventure? We can help you make your specific plans in two ways:
- O.A.T. offers the opportunity to Stopover in popular cities our travelers have expressed the most interest in on several of our trips to Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Athens, Dubai, Auckland, and Hong Kong. Each of these 2- to 3-night Stopover options include:
- Roundtrip private airport transfers with an O.A.T. representative
- 2-3 nights in a centrally-located hotel
- Daily breakfasts
An O.A.T. representative will help with your transfer to your hotel, but will not be available at your hotel during your Stopover. This means however you choose to make your own discoveries, whether it's what sites you want to explore or the restaurants you'd like to try, is completely up to you.
2. If you’d like to visit a different city not already offered by O.A.T., our Adventure Specialists can help you book your international airfare. You are free to choose however you’d like to spend this additional time exploring, including the tours you take, activities you plan, and restaurants you visit. If you’d like ideas about how to spend this time and what to see and do, our Adventure Specialists can provide recommendations when helping you plan this option.
• Extended Stay before or after your adventure
Many travelers choose to arrive early in the first destination on their pre-trip extension or main adventure, or to stay later in the last destination on their main adventure or post-trip extension. By coming early, you’re able to rest after your long flight and acclimate to your new destination and time zone—or you can even hit the ground running and set out to explore a bit on your own before your extension or main adventure begins. By staying later, you have some extra time to relax, pack, and prepare for your flight, do last-minute shopping, or just continue exploring—perhaps visiting a spot you missed on your itinerary, or a place you wanted to revisit.
For example, maybe you’d like to arrive a couple of days early in Dubrovnik to get acclimated and explore a bit of the area before beginning your Crossroads of the Adriatic adventure. Choosing this option lets you take advantage of our lower group rates—so by adding two additional days for as little as $125 per day, your price includes your accommodations, private airport transfer, and daily breakfast.
If you’re arriving early, your accommodations will be at the same hotel where you begin your pre-trip extension or main adventure, and if you’re staying later, your accommodations will be at the same hotel where you end your main itinerary or post-trip extension.
If you’re already overseas, why not see more of the world and avoid the expense and length of another international flight? Plus:
- Combining two of our adventures can save you up to $3,100 per person compared to the cost of returning home and taking each trip separately
- When you combine adventures, we'll deduct up to an additional $350 per person
- You can immediately apply the Frequent Traveler Credits you will earn on your first trip to your second trip for even greater savings
- Our Adventure Specialists will work with you to make all necessary arrangements for a seamless experience
Did you know that you have control over the way you want to fly with us? O.A.T’s team of Adventure Specialists makes every effort to provide you with non-stop flights and acceptable connection times to and from your destination. Other ways you can personalize your air itinerary include:
- Choose your departure city and airline
- Depart from one city and return to another
- Upgrade your seat to Premium Economy or Business Class for a more relaxing experience to and from your adventure. Each airline has its own unique upgrade features, but here are the common perks associated with each class: Premium Economy normally features a larger seat, more leg room, and priority boarding, and Business Class features a smaller number of travelers in this section of the plane, a larger seat that can recline, more leg room, and priority boarding
Freedom of Choice During Your Adventure
We’ve carefully crafted each of our itineraries to ensure that there is a balance of included activities and free time—which means not every moment of your adventure is scheduled. You always have the flexibility to make each day truly your own: You can participate in included activities, go off on your own entirely, or do a mix of both. We’ve worked closely with our regional offices and local Trip Experience Leaders to provide suggestions for your free time, with tips on what to see and do, hours of operation, transportation, and more.
Maybe you have a special discovery in mind? For example, you have the name of the village where your ancestors lived and you’d like to visit it. Maybe you’d like to delve deeper into a neighborhood that sparked your interest. Perhaps there’s a nearby site that you’ve always wanted to see, but it’s not on the itinerary. Whether it's on your optional extension or main itinerary, your Trip Experience Leader is available to help you pursue your own personal interests, and will help you with transportation, tickets, or anything else you need.
The Choice is Yours
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