Month in Review: October

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As we leave October behind it's time to have a final look over the shoulder to evaluate how successful the month has been.

It's always useful to monitor the travel trends and wishes of our clients, including destinations they have booked to visit and the countries they have been already discovering during the middle of Fall, today we want to share it with you! We also use these monthly blog posts to recap on the updates we shared with you, which usually include - interesting travel reads from our blog, entertaining videos releases on our Youtube channel and most of all - new tours we published on the website. So, let's roll!

Top Destinations in October

With each month of Fall, the degree bar goes lower making all of us miss the warm summer months. Thus, looking for an increase in vitamin D, our travelers discovered destinations that offer a great cultural experience too. During October, they have visited these top destinations, where we offer:

  • Morocco - a visit to Blue City (Chefchaouen), central accommodation, and many cultural experiences;
  • Italy - custom-made heritage tours, the most convenient transfers (no busses) and variety of small group tour programs;
  • Spain - excellent local guides, a variety of trip durations and programs combining Portugal.

Most Popular Tours of the Month

October is a great month to start planning your time off for next year and of course, to book last minute trips, such as a winter to Finland, during which you will not only see the iconic Santa Claus village but enjoy a much more cultural experience with reindeer sleighs, snowmobile safari, and husky ride and stay in a unique accommodation too, and overall our customers have booked trips to destinations all around Europe. Here is the shortlist:

  • Scandinavian Caps and Fjords - a 10-day private journey to three Scandinavian gems - Sweden, Denmark, and Norway will start with a famous Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and in UNESCO listed Old Town of Stockholm.
  • Finnish Lapland & Northern Lights - a 9-day private tour to Finland will start with a guided tour in the capital and continue in Santa's hometown - Rovaniemi, where you enjoy multiple winter wonderland activities like snowmobile ride and husky safari, visiting Santa Claus village and of course - Northern Lights.
  • Best of Italy: Venice to Amalfi Coast - our all-time best seller - the fantastic 12-day tour to romantic locations in Italy. It begins with charming Venice, and it's alluring canals, continues to artistic Florence as well as the classic - Eternal Rome, and as a final chord, ends with a visit to the sunny Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
  • Best of Bavaria - an 8-day tour to the best of Germany sights will take you from Munich to Bavarian Alps, where you will witness the charming Neuschwanstein Castle and continue your tour discovering the most picturesque route in Germany - romantic Road and many more great sights.

Itineraries Created: 3.322

Another great month, and another great number of itineraries sent to clients. You might not know yet, what we mean when we say itineraries, but the best way to understand would be by creating your own itinerary using our new online tool - Triptile. Here you will enter your start destination and travel dates and then build on, by adding the most convenient transfers, hotels, and other activities, which we carefully selected after working in hospitality and tourism for over a decade now. 

Updates from the Blog

Last month, we wrote a lot about Norway, covering reasons why you should visit it, the best way to book flights, and much more important information that you should know when planning a trip to the spectacular Northern destination. Later that month we also published a list of Top 10 French Dream Destinations in France, where we tell you all about the places you must include in your itinerary. Finally, we also wrote a little something in the honor of Columbus Day, and created another list of top Finnish experiences (who doesn't love a good list?). We ended the month with a look at Germany and the best places it offers to travelers to explore. 

Updates from our Youtube Channel

During October, our video rep Vera has been a very busy bee and shared four videos with our travelers thinking about traveling to Russia. Firstly, she showed what it feels like to be part of our organized tour in a "Welcome to Russia" video, Secondly, Vera took us to Saint Petersburg, where she gave a tour around Yusupov Palace and told a story about the last years of the ruling dynasty.

She then left the Northern capital of Russia to help us discover another important gem of the country - Velikiy Novgorod and ended the month by sitting down and telling her TOP tips for traveling to Russia.

Review of the Month

As we like to keep up with our monthly traditions, here is a recent review of our clients, who went to Morocco with us:

"Firebird Tours Takes Care of Your Every Need!

When my husband and I decided we wanted a vacation different than the ones we normally take, we settled on Morocco. We aren't fans of huge tours, so we researched private and small group tours and found Firebird Tours. Monika T. immediately followed up on my request for more information and talked me through what we wanted and what was possible. From there, everything fell in place. Monika arranged the entire trip based on our conversation, and we couldn't be happier.

When we arrived in Casablanca, Ali, our driver, met us. Like Monika before him, he saw to all our needs. Ali's sense of humor, his knowledge about Morocco, and his kind nature put us at ease -- so much so that we felt as if he had become a friend by the end of the tour. The local guides he entrusted us to -- Khalid in Fez, Unis in Volubilis, Abdulla in Meknes, Mohammed in the Sahara, and our second Khalid in Marrakech, all informed our tours of the various regions.

Our private tour -- just my husband and I -- was the most educational and unique vacation we have taken. We learned so much about a part of the world we had never visited. If I could rate Firebird Tours higher than "5 Stars" I would. The people, the accommodations, and the experience couldn't have been better. Please call Monika if you want to start the adventure of a lifetime. (One thing I wish we had done -- take a small token of your hometown to your driver. Ali shared so much of his life and his world with us that we wished we could have shown him a small reciprocal part of ours. Also, if you want an excellent, friendly, funny, compassionate, and thoughtful driver, ask for Ali!) Thanks Firebird Tours for all you did to make Morocco a fabulous experience.

" - Pam Duncan via Trustpilot

If you went to Europe or beyond with us, make sure to leave us a review for your chance to be featured in our next post!

Taking everything in a nutshell, gloomy October encouraged travelers to explore warmer destinations with Italy, Spain, and Morocco topping the list of our top countries this month. The month is also perfect for thinking about future travel, so most popular tours this month were to Scandinavian Capitals and Fjords for 2019 dates, Italy, Germany and last-minute Finland Northern Lights. We also gave our followers a lot to read and watch during last month, so make sure to subscribe to our channel and don't miss out on our newest travel videos.