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For the 12 days of Christmas, Friendly Planet gave to me … 12 days of holiday deals!

12 Days of Deals: Save $100-$300 on 12 tours

12 Days of Deals: Save $100-$300 on 12 tours

Around the holidays, we get even more festive than usual, and maybe even a tad silly, too. That must explain the flash of songwriting creativity that overcame us when we heard that popular holiday favorite, “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

In the spirit of the season, we began composing our own version of the holiday classic to celebrate our “12 Days of Deals” promotion, which begins Dec. 11 and ends Dec. 22. For this offer, we’re discounting 12 of our tour programs up to $300 per person for 12 days only. Sing along with our lyrics below, and if you’re really in the holiday spirit, hit play here to get an instrumental version of the song.

OK, so maybe a recording contract isn’t in our immediate future, but we’re betting that you’ll find the full list of tours and discounts very much to your liking! We hope you enjoy!

On the first day of travel deals,
Friendly Planet gave to me
A coupon code for all to see.

On the second day of travel deals,
Friendly Planet gave to me
A round-trip airfare ticket
And a coupon code for all to see. (more…)

Friendly Planet Travel’s biggest sale in its 30-year history arrives on Cyber Monday

If you’re already planning what you’ll be purchasing this holiday season, you may want to consider adding a suitcase to your list. That’s because we’re running our biggest promotion of the year for ONE DAY ONLY on Cyber Monday — November 26.

Here’s the scoop — We’re discounting EVERY tour package we offer by $100 off, with additional discounts of up to $400 on select tours and departures.

We encourage early booking on Monday because space is limited, and we expect many departures to sell out quickly. Get a sneak peek at the discounts today by going to our website, and find your favorite tour package now to be ready to book on Monday!

These deals will be for online reservations only, starting on Nov. 26 at 12:01 a.m. EST and ending at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Cyber Monday discount may not be combined with any other offers or discounts, and may not be used toward existing reservations.

Are you planning to take advantage of our Cyber Monday deals? Which tour do you have your eye on? Let us know in a comment below.

Taste of China REDUX!

As we see every day here in the office, when something’s good, it’s really, really good. And when that something is a chance to tour an incredible part of the world at jaw-dropping prices, it definitely won’t last long. Our latest Taste of China trips for $999 were so popular and sold out so quickly, we knew we had to work extra hard to make those prices available again … and soon! 

And today, I’m thrilled to report that WE DID IT! It’s not often that a once-in-a-lifetime deal actually comes around for a second time. But that’s exactly what’s happened with our Taste of China tour at only $999, including airfare, great hotels, many meals, all transfers, and some guided touring.


As a refresher, Taste of China takes Friendly Planeteers on a 10-day tour through three of China’s most fascinating cities: Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai.

Beijing — China’s historic and cultural capital — and Shanghai — often called the "Paris of the East" — are probably two of the most dynamic cities in the world. And Xi’an is the site of one of the world’s most important archeological treasures: the army of 2,200-year-old terra-cotta soldiers, including more than 8,000 life-size ceramic soldiers, chariots, and horses buried there to protect the tomb of the first Qin emperor.

Travelers on the Taste of China vacation will be exposed to all of the most significant and breathtaking splendors of China, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China to the Temple of Heaven. They’ll also get a taste of what life is truly like in China, when we stop by picturesque villages, a traditional school, and bustling street vendors.


 If you missed it the first time, don’t let this opportunity pass you by again! For more information or to book, contact us or visit the Friendly Planet Travel Web site.

Friendly Planet Travel’s eight-day Athens and Greek cruise hits USA Today

USA Today’s expert travel advice column, ShermansTravel, featured our eight-day Athens and Greek Isle cruise for $999 in its Editor’s Travel Deal Review.

Yes, I DID say eight days in Athens and Greek Isles cruise for $999. Have a look at the article and our original blog post for the full scoop.


Hot deal alert: Eight days in Morocco for $1,899

There’s little wonder why Morocco is one of Africa’s most popular travel destinations. The country offers a dazzling mosaic of Arab and Berber cultures, with a dash of African and European influence thrown in for good measure.


From its beautiful Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, deserts complete with oases and towering sand dunes, magnificent imperial cities, Islamic landmarks, Joujoukan and Gnaoua trance music, fantastic food, Roman antiquities, and mountain villages, even the most experienced globetrotter will find plenty to see and do in Morocco.


Our eight-day escorted Discover Morocco tour includes non-stop flights, transfers, beautiful first-class and deluxe hotels, most meals, and comprehensive guided touring, all at prices that are as impossible to resist as the incredible places you’ll visit. But don’t wait too long to reserve your spot. With prices so low and value so high, this tour will sell out quickly.

Our Discover Morocco tour takes travelers through four of the country’s most culturally significant and breathtakingly magnificent cities: Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, and Rabat.

For $1,899 travelers get:

  • Round-trip, non-stop flights from JFK via Royal Air Moroc
  • All intra-Morocco ground transportation
  • Deluxe and first-class hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Comprehensive touring with an English-speaking guide
  • For more information about Discover Morocco, please visit our Web site, or feel free to contact us with any questions or to book your trip.

    And stay tuned, because we’ll have even more information about Discover Morocco here on the blog.

Twitter yourself a great travel deal

Last week I touched upon how travel tweeting — by both the travelers themselves and the companies that get them on their way — has taken off in a big way.
A few weeks ago I commented on a story in USA Today about how travelers can use Twitter to snag some fast-moving travel deals. The article was fantastic, but in my comment, which has made it’s way to the top of the comment stack :), I let readers in on some tips to further leverage Twitter to find those travel deals easier than ever before, such as hashtags, searches, and Twitter platforms. Have a look to find out more.
And if you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @FriendlyPlanet for the latest Friendly Planet Travel news and a peek behind the curtain at the Friendly Planet Travel office, as well as tips, tricks, and deals for traveling the world.
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