Intrepid Travel has expanded its range of UK and Ireland holidays with the addition of eight new trips for 2021.
Walking and hiking are key focuses for the new additions, said Intrepid, following increased demand for active holidays.
Its eight new trips in England, Scotland and Ireland are designed to support local communities and get travellers off the well-beaten tourist trail.
New experiences include trekking Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains, hiking through forests and paddocks with reindeer in the Cairngorms, and exploring Hadrian’s Wall with a local guide.
There is also a new Scottish Highlands walking holiday designed specifically for families.
Zina Bencheikh, Intrepid managing director EMEA, said: “The response to our initial range of UK holidays back in June was very positive – clients told us they loved seeing their own country from a new perspective. I’m excited to be able to bring our UK customers even more ways to enjoy the Intrepid experience they love, but closer to home.
“These trips are all about supporting local communities, getting active and sampling the different food and drinks of the region.”
Intrepid committed to bolstering its domestic offering as part of its commitment to a range of new science-based targets, which includes cutting emissions.
Globally, it will offer more than 100 domestic holidays catering for customers in the UK, Australia and North America.
The domestic range will be 100% carbon-offset, and designed to have a low carbon footprint.
Each tour will operate under Intrepid’s new Safe Travels health protocols, developed in partnership with the WTTC.
All travellers will complete a health screening at the start of the trip, and be required to wear masks in certain settings, in line with local laws and regulations.
Groups will be accompanied by a local leader, who has received specific Covid-19 training covering hygiene, sanitation, physical distancing, PPE and supplier monitoring.
New trips include Scotland’s Orkney Islands (five days from £1,015pp); Ireland: Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula (five days from £1,380pp); Ireland: Kilkenny and Surrounds (five days from £1,190pp); Walking in the Cairngorms (five days from £830pp); and Scotland Family Holiday (five days from £1,320).