Consider Premium trips your adventure travel upgrade. Intrepid’s most experienced leaders will take you to places most trips don’t go to dive into experiences you won’t find on any other Intrepid itineraries.
These ten brand new Premium trips are headed your way in 2024. From unique experiences, like finding a hidden brewery in Prague, to stand-out feature stays, like staying in a castle in the French countryside, these big trips have all the finer details sorted.
1. Stay in a Buddhist temple in South Korea
Spend nine days getting acquainted with culinary delights and incredible sights on the new Premium South Korea trip. Immerse yourself in the food culture here with a special visit to a local expert’s home, where you’ll learn about traditional cuisine and tuck into a homemade meal. With a full heart and fuller stomach, rest up in a Buddhist temple on Mt Gaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Sip tea in a French villa that once belonged to a baroness
From Paris to Nice and everywhere in between, this new Premium Best of France trip will show you the best this country has to offer. Kick back and relax in a luxurious hotel that was built in the 16th century – formerly a country house and a wine estate. The best part of the trip is you’ll get to visit an opulent seaside villa from the early 20th century, designed by Baroness Beatrice Rothschild, while enjoying drinks in the tearoom.
3. Meet a ninja in Japan
Explore ancient temples, tuck into local eats and soak in hot springs on this new Premium trip in Japan. You will even meet a descendant of an original Samurai clan at a non-profit, family-owned dojo. Try on the traditional outfits for yourself and learn about the history and culture of these ancient warriors. Other highlights on this trip include fueling your appetite with a locally guided tour of Omicho Market before taking on a Kanazawa cooking class.
4. Sleep in a national park eco-lodge in Australia
From Launceston to Hobart, see all of Tassie’s natural wonders, taste the best of the south’s local delicacies and dive into First Nations culture on this Premium Tasmania trip. Immerse yourself in nature with a unique stay in a secluded four-star eco-lodge in Freycinet National Park and get up close and personal with the region’s very own Tasmanian devils with a special keeper-guided tour of a local conservation facility.
5. Visit the world’s first rewilding centre in Scotland
Spend eight days exploring the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and doing your best to spot Nessie on this Premium Scotland adventure. Get into nature and visit a unique wildlife reserve known for its red squirrels, woodpeckers and ospreys before visiting the world’s first rewilding centre. Learn about how this centre is working towards a 250-year vision to conserve and restore the Scottish Highlands. Step back in time at a mansion with 40 acres of garden estate that date back to the 1400s.
6. Sleep in a medieval monastery in Sweden
On Premium Sweden and Norway, deep dive into Scandinavia and explore the best of the region’s colourful cityscapes and out-of-this-world landscapes. Take a lavish journey on one of the world’s best trains from Oslo to Flam with views of mountains, fjords, rivers and waterfalls drifting past your window. Enjoy an exclusive cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fjords. Kick your feet back in a medieval family-run monastary, Klosterhotel, which used to be the palace of a prince in the 13th century.
7. Connect with nature in Patagonia
Spend nine days exploring the extreme beauty of national parks and natural wonders at the end of the world on a new Premium Patagonia trip. Stroll alongside the resident penguins of Martillo Island during a guided tour and spend an incredible three nights in accommodation with first-class views of surrounding mountains and fjords with a completely sustainable set-up.
8. Find a hidden brewery in Prague
Spend 11 days travelling through Central Europe on this Premium Munich to Prague trip. Pull on some comfortable shoes and hit the mountain trails near Salzburg on an easy, scenic hike to an alpine hut filled with traditional treats and all the Austrian cheeses you can handle. Visit Strahov Monastery, founded in 1143, which is home to a library with more than 200,000 books and even a special 600-year-old brewery.
9. Discover India’s majestic wildlife
Intrepid’s Premium Indian Safari is a one-of-a-kind adventure thanks to all the different ways you can safari. You’ll hop on a rickshaw through the bird sanctuaries of Keoladeo, set sail at dusk on a boat to take a night-time safari in Satpura National Park and cruise the grasslands of Panna National Park to come face to face with the majestic Bengal tiger. You’ll also visit Agra (no trip to India is complete without seeing the Taj Mahal with your eyes) and get a taste of India’s popping street food scene in Delhi.