Month in Review: February

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Goodbye February, hello March! The time just flies when you do what you love, which in our case is organizing unforgettable journeys for adventure-seekers all around the world. So, let's look at how many travel bucket lists we helped to tick off and which destinations were amongst the top for our travelers this month:

Top 3 February destinations

February is the last opportunity to experience incredible winter activities, such as witnessing Northern Lights, husky dog-sledding, staying in an ice igloo, ice-skating on the rink in Red Square (Moscow) and many more. So top destinations this month were:

  • Scandinavia - explore the land of magnificent fords, stunning waterfalls, and breathtaking mountains;
  • Russia - unravel the history and culture of the largest country in the world and take in the beautiful nature;
  • Trans-Siberian tours - travel one-third of the world with an unforgettable Trans-Siberian journey.

Most popular tours of the month

Similarly to January, trips to Russia remain in the lead, but this time a lot of travelers chose to go on an extended version Treasures of Two Capitals which includes quality days in the Baltic region too. Another chart leader was a tour of our top destination - Scandinavian Capitals and Fjords with extension to Russia. In addition, winter months are ideal to plan summer vacations, which many of our returned travelers have actually started doing this month. The most sought-after journeys for the warmer months were:

Itineraries created: 1,466

Firebird destination specialists are working day by day to create perfect travel arrangements for our travelers. However, if we compare the number of itineraries to the last month, the number is slightly lower. We believe the reason for a decreased number is due to February being the shortest month of the year. Let's see how many we can craft in March!

Top blog posts of the month

February for Firebird Blog was an eventful month, our team of travel experts shared their advice on a variety of topics. So, if you are planning an adventure in Europe, then you should read our piece on Peak Season VS Off-season travel. And if you don't know whether you should book your trips carefully months prior or just travel spontaneously, then the article on planning in advance would be right up your alley. Lastly, if you are interested in traveling to Russia, then reading "Best Time to Travel to Russia. Is it Winter?" is a must!

New extensions, tours added in February

We always work hard to ensure our tours meet and exceed the expectations of our travelers, we do so by creating special offers, adding new extensions, including more dates for popular routes, or adding new destinations.
This month we have worked on designing a special offer for the most popular private tours, so our travelers can enjoy the benefits of private travel for the price of a small group tour. See the list of special offer tours.
Lastly, we have also crafted an entirely new tour of Scotland as well as the tour of Netherlands, Belgian tour is also coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Review of the month

It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from our travelers about their recent trip and we would like to share this lovely review with you:

"The organization of our private tour of Scandinavia by Firebird was unparalleled. Everything went like clockwork. All of our transfers were waiting for us at every pickup point which took the worry out of arriving and departing each destination. Special mention to Dimitri, who took care of us ( even checking us in and doing bag drop at the airport) during our stays in Stockholm. The guides for our walking tours were fabulous, and a great way to see parts of the cities and towns we would never have thought of, Mari from Oslo was amazing. All the hotels were wonderful. We were very well taken care of. We did a lot in a short period of time, wish we had longer. It’s something we’ll never forget. We had the time of our lives and will be looking to plan another holiday with Firebird next year sometime hopefully. I’ve been telling everyone I know how outstanding you guys have been. Well done Firebird, that’s how holidays are supposed to be." - J.R

Summing up, February was another great month during which we shared professional expertise, added special offers, and tailor-crafted tours to even more places in Europe! If you'd like to learn more about our travel company, read about Firebird Tours.