G Adventures is branching out from global tour products to day tours, giving people the opportunity to get a taste of small group travel while remaining close to home.
The new "One Day in Boston: Sunrise to Sunset" local experience has been designed to offer a small, physically-distanced group of 16 people a day out in Boston. The day tour includes an early morning outdoor yoga session in the Common, a guided walk along the Black Heritage Trail, a bike tour into Cambridge, a three-hour food and history lesson through Chinatown and ends with a sunset sail on a classic schooner.
The city tours may be rolled out to other cities depending on demand.
Steve Lima, director of marketing for the U.S., says the small group operator wants to give people the opportunity to find adventure in their own backyard.
“These new local experiences give us the chance to see our own city in a new light, and to recapture the feeling of curiosity that comes with traveling,” he said, adding “Many of the businesses that we’ll visit on this tour have also suffered as a result of this pandemic, so it’s the perfect time to support our own while we wait patiently to be able to use our passports again.”
The One Day in Boston: Sunrise to Sunset tour is priced from $259pp for a full-day guided day tour, starting at 7:30am. It runs on Saturday Sept. 26 and Saturday Oct. 3, 2020. The tour is commissionable for travel advisors.
As COVID-19 continues to create global uncertainty, G Adventures has suspended tours through Oct. 31, 2020, as well as the November and December departures of its G Expedition ship, with the exception of a small selection of tours departing in Europe in September and October where travel is possible between certain countries.