It's our fourth "Month in Review" post, and we can't wait to share what we have been up to the last month. Getting closer to summer the weather degree bars rose, and so did the number of travelers who want to go on remarkable journeys to Europe. Making each day here, at Firebird Tours, special. So let's have a look at the trending destinations in April, news on the blog, top-selling tours, and all other goodies:
Top destinations in April
In terms of seasonality, the top places to travel amongst our offer have remained the same all spring, with Russia, Scandinavia and the Trans-Siberian taking the lead in charts. However, April has also ranked for the best time to visit the Baltic countries - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
- Scandinavia - the world's most scenic railway Flamsbana becomes even more breathtaking as the nature florishes in April.
- Russia - now it's the perfect weather to wander around the Red Square or cruise Volga River.
- Trans-Siberian tours - cross Russia onboard of a comfortable train while taking in the stunning views of nature and getting to know its culture in every stop.
- Baltic States - explore the charming Baltic trio as an extension of your trip or take a tour just for that.
Most popular tours of the month
If you read our "Month in Review" posts or follow us on social media, you probably know that last month we launched a new product - European Cruises. The cruises on Danube, Seine or Rhine rivers combine top-notch guided tours in the major destinations and excellent cruise programs onboard of the modern ships. Such cruises proved to be popular among our travelers this month, and so did these tours:
- Russia and Scandinavian Capitals tour for 2019 was popular among our travelers who like to plan in advance.
- Venice to Amalfi Coast tour remains the top trip to Italy over the past few months.
- Small group tour to Sicily seems to be a hot pick this month with many travelers taking advantage of the Early Bird special.
Itineraries created: 1,482
From the moment you tell us that you wish to explore Europe, your destination specialist starts putting together an itinerary - a plan for your journey of a lifetime. The itineraries include many small yet important details like descriptions of the hotels you will stay at, all the optional activities you might want to enhance your trip with, a day-to-day plan of sights your guide will show you and many more. This month they managed to create 1.482 tailored itineraries. Have you gotten yours yet? Contact your specialist.
Top blog posts of the month
Last month we celebrated the second-largest religious holiday - Easter and we also published a post about different traditions across the European countries. After the holiday, we were deliberating which Polish city deserves more hype in our post "Can't Decide Between Krakow and Warsaw" and also marked Friday the 13th with a post dedicated to the spookiest places in Europe. Can you guess who placed 1st? The last post this month was dedicated to the beautiful land of tulips, canals and medieval towns... Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about the Benelux. You can read about what is special about each season of the year featuring Belgium and Netherlands in our recent article "Best Time to Visit Benelux". By the way, we post weekly on our Youtube Channel, here's the newest video addition - the State Hermitage Museum:
New extensions & tours added in April
Like in the previous month, we have some announcements to make. Firstly, we have opened bookings for 2019 small group tours exploring Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, and Norway. You can take advantage of the Early Bird offer and book in advance (before August 31st) with great savings, check out all our tours on special. Other good news that deserves a mention in today's post is that our travelers can now also book the Trans-Siberian trip for the next year. Lastly, we have added an extra date in September for our travelers' favorite - Venice to Amalfi Coast and Venice to Rome tours. Also, don't miss the chance to travel to Scandinavia on June 23 saving $270 if you book your trip before May 15th.
Review of the month
We love hearing what our traveler thought about her trip and we think you would like to hear too:
"I stumbled upon Firebird tours while searching the internet for help in planning a trip to Italy for me and my sister. I had no prior knowledge of the company or referrals from friends. From my very first interaction with the company, every single detail was handled flawlessly. The planning process with Evelina was great. She listened to my needs and provided a personalized itinerary that was just what we were looking for. We ended up booking a 10 day private tour of Venice, Florence and Rome. We booked several of the 'extras' including a gondola ride, half day trip to Murano/Burano and an all day tour of the Cinque Terre. But the proof was in the actual 10 day trip. Literally, every single detail was perfect. Every pick-up and drop off meeting was perfect. The hotels in each city were lovely and centrally located. The personal guides in each city were incredible (Monica in Venice, Julia in Florence, Frederica and Alessandra in Rome) They were all credentialed and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Firebird (and already have) to anyone looking for private or small group tours.." - Ellen Martin via Trust Pilot
To sum up, April has gone in a blink of an eye and we can't wait to see what the last month of spring will bring! If you'd like to learn more about our travel company, read about Firebird Tours.