Get Ready for Summer: 5 Destinations We Love For Summer Travel

Get Ready for Summer: 5 Destinations We Love For Summer Travel

Even though the temperature outside is still chilly, summer vacation is headed our way faster than you might expect! If you’re still searching for a great summer trip for this year keep reading for a few of our favorites.



Get Ready for Summer: 5 Destinations We Love For Summer Travel

1 Belmond Trains

Traveling by rail always brings to mind the style and sophistication of the Golden Age of travel in the 1920’s and the gorgeous trains operated by Belmond around the world are no exception! Whether you’d like to explore the icons of Europe on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Royal Scotsman or you’re on the hunt for something more adventurous like discovering Peru on the Andean Explorer and Hiram Bingham, we can guarantee that you’ll have an unforgettable experience!

Adare Manor

2 Manors and Castles of Ireland

While the cities of the Emerald Isle have plenty to recommend, this summer we advise hitting the backroads to explore the stunning array of countryside estate hotels that Ireland has to offer! Imagine yourself playing with hawks at Adare Manor, horseback riding along winding trails at Ashford Castle, or simply strolling the garden paths at the newly opened Cashel Palace. With these gorgeous estates and more, there’s no shortage of opportunities to live out your lord and lady of the manor dreams. Note: Ireland has eased most of its travel and entry requirements

Get Ready for Summer: 5 Destinations We Love For Summer Travel

3 Paris the “Emily in Paris” Way

According to Emily “a little Bonjour goes a long way” when in Paris and this summer we can’t wait to see if this is true! For those true Emily lovers, we recommend checking into Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal (next door neighbor to Savoir’s offices). If Sylvie is a little more your style check out Hotel Lutetia or Hôtel Plaza Athénée for some delicious gossip and dinner. After all this is Paris and as Emily and Mindy understand “ everyone is serious about dinner”.

Get Ready for Summer: 5 Destinations We Love For Summer Travel

4 Galapagos Three Ways

An expedition experience to the Galapagos islands is unlike anything else in the world and unlike most destinations, there are so many ways to experience them! For travelers with their sea legs under them, there are great cruise options – both large ship and small. On the other hand, if you prefer to sleep on dry land – check out Pikaia Lodge on the main island. Whether you want to explore by sea or by land, these islands are something to add to your bucket list.

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5 Safari

There’s no place in the world quite like Africa and there’s no time like now to start exploring it! Summer time (at least for us – it’s winter in Africa) is a great time to visit for the first time (or the fiftieth, we don’t judge)! Head out into the bush of the Serengeti in search of the Big Five, sail along the canals of the flooded Okavango on the hunt for crocodiles, or wander the red dunes of the Namibian desert. Once you get your fill of wildlife head to the Cape Winelands for a gourmet escape or dig your toes into the sand of Zanzibar before heading home.

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  • Airline rules required to be admitted for boarding
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  • Information regarding mask mandates
  • Destination-specific COVID protocols (mask requirements, hotel procedures, green passes) 
  • Information regarding the open status of restaurants, attractions, any restrictions in the country of your travel 
  • Information regarding COVID test requirements to return to U.S.
  • In case of border closures and destination shutdowns, we will work with you on postponing your trip

River Oaks Travel provides information based on data provided by the US and the governments of your destination. We will communicate any changes and restrictions leading up to your trip to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date details.

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