Austin Adventures

Website: http://www.austinadventures.com

The story of Austin Adventures is really about founder Dan Austin and his passion to create the world’s best active travel company. For a legacy dating back over 40 years, Dan has sharing his love of adventure with each and every guest. Austin Adventures' longtime insider's knowledge and extensive contacts in each destination they visit allow them to offer cultural and artistic experiences and encounters that give their guests a much more in-depth feel for the local people and their way of life.

Many companies may cover the world, but AA focuses solely on The Americas, Africa and Europe. They just want to be the best wherever they go. Itineraries are designed to deliver surprising luxury with an absence of pretension. They have done their research and know the best accommodations in each region to rest and recharge. Whether you dine in a 5 star restaurant or are served campfire-side, you will enjoy the finest local cuisine and wines, artfully prepared and deliciously sinful. You are a VIP with Austin Adventures and they promise to deliver on each traveler’s high standards for luxury, quality and comfort.

Activities and Destinations

BIKE / CULTURAL TOURS Asia / Pacific

    • Europe
      • Austria
      • France
      • Germany
      • Holland
      • Italy

MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL / NATIONAL PARK TOURS

    • Africa
      • South Africa – Kruger NP
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica – Corcovado and Tortuguero NP
      • Mexico – Baja, Oaxaca and Chiapas
      • Panama
    • US & Canada - Mountain West
      • Alberta – Banff NP
      • Montana – Yellowstone  NP
      • Wyoming – Grand Teton NP
      • South Dakota – Badlands NP
    • US Pacific Coast
      • California – Yosemite NP
      • Oregon – Crater Lake NP
    • US & Canada - Northwest
      • Alaska – Glacier Bay NP & Kenai Fjords NP
      • BC – Okanagan Valley
      • BC – Vancouver Island – Pacific Rim NP
      • BC - Whistler
      • Washington – North Cascades NP
    • US Southwest
      • Arizona – Grand Canyon NP
      • New Mexico
      • Utah – Bryce & Zion NP
    • South America
      • Ecuador – Galapagos NP
      • Peru – Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

FAMILY MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL TOURS

  • Alaska
  • Austria
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Costa Rica
  • France (Loire)
  • Galapagos
  • Germany (Mosel)
  • Grand Canyon (Havasu)
  • Holland
  • Panama
  • South Africa
  • Vancouver Island (BC)
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Whistler (BC)

FOOD & WINE / MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL TOURS

  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico (Chiapas and Oaxaca)
  • Tuscany
  • Canada (Okanagan Valley)

SAFARI / NATURAL WORLD EXPLORATIONS

  • Galapagos
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

 

 

Collaboration of Travel Industry Visionaries Brings Donated Bicycles and Community Development to Jordan

BILLINGS, MT, May 16, 2017 – Inspiration leads to action. Moved by a passionate story from Malia Asfour, Jordan’s Tourism Board Director for North America, a small group of travel professionals gathered for dinner in Anchorage, AK for the ATTA adventure travel industry summit, came up with a plan to benefit impoverished rural communities in Jordan through the donation of used bicycles, the building of bike shops and support for tour guide and bicycle business training.

At the table that night, inspired by Asfour’s narrative, were Keith Sproule, Executive Director of A&K Philanthropy, Dan Austin, founder of Austin Adventures and the non-profit Wheels of Change that began donating bikes and operational skills to remote communities in Africa in 2010, and Muna Haddad, Director of the Jordan-based social enterprise Baraka whose mission is to support sustainable tourism while conserving and protecting cultural heritage and natural resources.

Once the fire was lit, this core group began to reach out to other tourism professionals for additional support and received commitments from World Nomads / Footprint Network who stepped up and agreed to help provide funding along with Tourism Cares who also committed to additional money to assist the establishment of community bicycle enterprises.

The wheels then began to move fast. Four months after the plan was hatched in Alaska, the first large container of 260 mountain bikes, spare parts and tools organized by Wheels of Change departed Billings, MT for Feynan, Jordan. On April 26, 2017, the container was officially opened and the process of distribution and training began. Present for the festivities were Andy Austin and Corey Meyer, two Austin Adventures guides assigned to do much of the mechanical training, along with Muna Haddad of Baraka, tasked to be the on-ground project manager. Haddad and her staff will work with the beneficiary communities, investing in setting up the shops. conducting training, oversee facilities and handle the logistics of ground transport into and around Jordan.

The plan is to establish two bike shops in Um Qais Village and Feynan. The shipping container will be repurposed as a bike rental and sales shop. Each shop established will include a bike tour component venture. So, in addition to the sale and repair of bikes at these shops, they will also be the starting point for local bike tours. Four individuals from Um Qais are currently being trained as tour guides, bringing new employment opportunities to the village.

A second container of 412 mountain bikes, spare parts and wheels sent by A&K Philanthropy in partnership with Working Bikes in Chicago was shipped on March 13, 2017. It is scheduled to arrive on or about May 28th in Madaba, Jordan. A&K Philanthropy covered the expense of the container and shipment.

Baraka will assist in establishing another bike shop venture in Madaba as well as a bike share program at Petra University making it the first bicycle-friendly campus in Jordan.

“It's beautiful to see an idea come to life,” posted Haddad on Facebook. “This is how we change the world, one idea at a time and a lot of hard work in between.”

Jordan is seeing an increasing interest in cycling according to its tourism board. But currently only the affluent can afford to own a bike. In rural areas bikes are very scarce. Access to them at an affordable price would bring increased mobility to the population. Bikes would facilitate more students getting to school, aid in creating more commerce between communities, offer better access to health care and help create new skills and business opportunities.

Jordan is actively building partnerships with adventure travel companies, introducing new cycling itineraries and mapping out adventurous bike trails nationwide. Recently completed is the Jordan Trail, a long distance multi-use trail in Jordan that connects the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. It offers 40 days of uninterrupted hiking over more than 650 kilometers of trail, travelling through 52 villages and towns on its way.

All of this will be showcased at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s AdventureNEXT Near East, May 15-17, 2017. A&K Philanthropy’s Keith Sproule and others will present the bike donation initiative at the conference and use it as a case study on how such strategic partnerships can successfully benefit grass-roots development and tourism in countries such as Jordan.

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Widness & Wiggins PR - for photos, interviews and more information:

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Austin Adventures / Wheels of Change:

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A&K Philanthropy:

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Jordan Tourism Board, North America:

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Baraka / Jordan Trail Association

Muna Haddad, Managing Director of Baraka / President, Jordan Trail Association

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National Parks Getting Too Much Love - Record Visitation Brings Challenges, One Solution: Let a Tour Operator Take Care of the Details

BILLINGS, MT – May 10, 2017– Last year, a record setting 331 million people visited a national park in the U.S.  2015 had earlier set the record at 307 million visitors. Over the last two years there has been a 13 percent visitor increase overall. This is a trend that experts say is here to stay.

The good news is that more and more people are enjoying America’s “best idea.” The downside is that roads and entrance stations are more crowded than ever, parking is hard to find, campgrounds are booked full by noon, restaurant reservations are difficult to secure and for those waiting too long to book lodging, there’s no room left at the inn.

Because vacation time is too precious for such factors as frustration and anxiety, advance vacation planning that includes putting a professional tour operator in charge of the logistics can help buy peace of mind and a better overall experience.

“When a national park is in the equation, a good tour company can give you the kind of quality park vacation that just might not be possible on your own,” said Dan Austin, President of Austin Adventures (https://www.austinadventures.com/), a leader in family-focused, multisport vacations here and abroad.

Austin’s company offers a good reason of why one should consider a tour operator for a national park vacation. “We have stayed ahead of the growth curve by adding capacity and trip departures. We also work hard to block the best rooms inside a park, a year or more in advance.” This is an investment (and risk) to the tour operator, having to secure everything so far into the future. But in Austin Adventures’ case, it has been a winning strategy.

Where an individual or family may find frustration going it on their own, booking through an operator can make the process pain-free. A tour operator has the rooms, the restaurant reservations and sightseeing logistics all worked out. They alleviate parking woes by dropping guests off at a trailhead and picking them up at a different spot later. They can also avoid the masses because they know where the crowds aren’t as well as the best times to be there (on Austin’s Yellowstone Park trips they often avoid the crowds at Old Faithful by visiting at sunrise – a short walk from their lodge).

“Guests benefit from our expertise, ‘insider’s knowledge and long-standing park connections,” Austin said.

Rick Hoeninghausen is Director of Sales & Marketing for Yellowstone National Park Lodges. He said tour operators know the area, inside and outside the park, as well as the best places to stay, eat, view wildlife, etc. They have highly trained guides who are focused on customer service, safety and security, as well as having fun.

He went on to explain that quality tour operators often build in special touches that enhance the experience for their guests. For example, Austin Adventures will surprise their guests with fresh made ice cream and fruit parfaits served along the hiking trail.

"We like working with Austin Adventures because we know their guests are getting a very special and unique Yellowstone experience, one that's characterized by creative and thoughtful itineraries, expert and engaging guides, and personal attention. Their guests are our guests when staying in the park, and we know these guests are some of the happiest visitors we'll serve!" Hoeninghausen said.

Some of Austin Adventures’ most popular National Park family itineraries include Yellowstone Family Adventure, Yosemite National Park Multisport, Grand Canyon Family Vacation & Tour, and the Bryce and Zion National Park Tour in Utah. For information on all of the company’s National Park adventures, see: http://www.austinadventures.com/national-park-vacations/

To receive Austin Adventures’ 2017 catalog of Adventures please order ONLINE or call 1.800.575.1540. For more information on destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures, visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, pre-set and custom-designed small group tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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Austin Adventures Honors National Park Week: Second Child in Family of Four Travels Free on Austin Adventures’ 2017 National Park Discoveries

Special Offer on Trips Booked During the Celebration - April 15 – 23, 2017

 BILLINGS, MT – Apr. 11, 2017– The National Park Service along with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's National Parks, celebrates National Park Week April 15 to 23, 2017. A generous offer from Austin Adventures, America’s leader in family-focused multisport vacations, helps parents share the many wonders of National Parks this summer with their children.

This new initiative from Austin Adventures  allows the second child in a family of four to travel at no cost on any of their National Park itineraries scheduled for 2017. The only stipulation is that families need to book their trip during the weeklong national celebration from April 15 to 23, 2017. Austin Adventures’ offer is good for families with at least two adults and two children ages 12 and younger, who choose to share the same room. (This promotion applies to new bookings only).

According to the National Park Service, “National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the National Parks!”

Dan Austin, President of Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/), couldn’t agree more. “Since my kids were old enough to walk they have been exploring the world of the parks with me and my wife Carol. We are now enjoying the amazing impact it has had on their adult lives and passions. Our oldest has joined the company as director of operations and the other is making quite a reputation as an accomplished landscape and adventure photographer.”

He went on to say, “I want as many families to experience that transformation themselves, and after the success of our Fourth Graders Go Free to National Parks program last year, I decided to expand it in 2017 to let the second child in every family travel with us for free. What a tremendous deal and opportunity this will be for active families who seek true adventure right here in the U.S.”

Austin Adventures is committed to providing the best family adventures in the business, focusing on taking care of all the details, so families can experience incredible destinations together stress-free. Named Travel + Leisure’s No. 1 Family Travel Company in the World and Best Safari Outfitter for Families, the company has a vast expertise in family travel in the U.S. National Parks as well as abroad.

National Parks are experiencing unprecedented popularity.  For the third year in a row, park attendance achieved an all-time high with 325 million visitors in 2016 (compared to a record-breaking 307 million the previous year). Lodging availability in park lodges can be in short supply, especially during the busy summer season. However, Austin Adventures is up to the challenge when it comes to accommodating their guests.

“Trip participants benefit from our expertise and “insider” knowledge and connections. After a record setting 2016 season, we added more departures and secured more blocks of rooms within the parks to accommodate our guests,” explains Austin. “We are set and ready to roll, holding “hard to get” space and offering our groups the best rooms in the most sought-after national park lodges. Our long-established relationships and connections have helped our team meet the increased demand and satisfy the high expectations of our guests.”

Some of the company’s most popular National Park family itineraries include Yellowstone Family Adventure, Yosemite National Park Multisport, Grand Canyon Family Vacation & Tour, and the Bryce and Zion National Park Tour in Utah. For information on all of the company’s National Park adventures, see: http://www.austinadventures.com/national-park-vacations/

To receive Austin Adventures’ 2017 catalog of Adventures please order ONLINE or call 1.800.575.1540.

For more information on all of the 2017-2018 destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures and to take advantage of the Second Child Travels Free offer, visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, pre-set and custom-designed small group tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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Dave Wiggins / 720-301-3822 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow Austin Adventures:

Website:                     http://www.austinadventures.com

Twitter:                       https://twitter.com/austnadventures

Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/AustinAdv/

Blog:                           http://www.austinadventures.com/blog

YouTube:                   https://www.youtube.com/user/AustinLehman

Austin Adventures Celebrates Families in 2017 - Second Child in Family of Four Travels for Free on Most Trips

Special Offer Good for Next Year’s Trips if Booked by November, 1, 2016

BILLINGS, MT – Sep. 15, 2016– For families looking to show their children the world, travel just got a little easier -- and less expensive -- with a new initiative from the leader in family multisport vacations, Austin Adventures. The adventure travel company, widely recognized for their outstanding family-focused itineraries, will allow the second child in a family of four to travel at no cost on most of their family itineraries throughout 2017.

The only stipulation is that families need to book their 2017 trip by November 1 this year. With the new 2017 catalog hitting the streets this week it may be hard to pass this offer by.

Building on the success of their 2016 promotion where all fourth graders travelled for free on the company’s National Parks itineraries (tying into the National Park Foundation’s Every Kid in the Park initiative), Austin Adventures has extended the program to the majority of their family itineraries and to children ages 12 and younger. The offer is available for families with at least two adults and two children, who choose to share the same room.

“My now-adult children have been exploring the world with my wife and me since they were tiny, and I’ve seen the amazing impact it has had on their lives,” says Austin Adventures President Dan Austin. “I want as many families to have that experience as possible, and after the success of our Fourth Graders Go Free to National Parks program this year, I decided to expand it to let the second child in every family travel with us for free. What a tremendous deal and opportunity this will be for globe-trotting families or even those who just need an extra push to begin their world adventures.”

Austin Adventures is committed to providing the best family adventures in the business, focusing on taking care of all the details, so families can experience incredible destinations together stress-free. Named Travel + Leisure’s No. 1 Family Travel Company in the World and Best Safari Outfitter for Families, the company has a vast expertise in family travel not only for safaris, but for U.S. National Parks and European multi-sport and biking trips. In 2014, Dan’s daughter Kasey Austin was recognized as Outside Magazine’s Family Guide of the Year and today she oversees guide operations and helps plan new family itineraries with her father.

New for 2017 is a family walking tour of Cuba where families can explore caves, swim at the base of a waterfall, snorkel and hike a UNESCO biosphere site. Some of the company’s most popular family itineraries include Yellowstone Family Adventure, Yosemite National Park Multisport, Germany’s Mosel Valley Family Bike Tour, and Costa Rica Family - Arenal Rainforest to Manuel Antonio Adventure.

To receive Austin Adventures’ 2017 catalog of Family Adventures please order ONLINE or call 1.800.575.1540.

For more information on all of the 2016-2017 destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures and to take advantage of the Second Child Travels Free offer, visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, pre-set and custom-designed small group tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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Widness & Wiggins PR:

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Dave Wiggins / 720-301-3822 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step Ahead PR:

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Follow Austin Adventures:

Website:                     http://www.austinadventures.com

Twitter:                       https://twitter.com/austnadventures

Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/AustinAdv/

Blog:                           http://www.austinadventures.com/blog

YouTube:                   https://www.youtube.com/user/AustinLehman

Austin Adventures Returns to Cuba with Active Itineraries That Combine Hiking, Snorkeling, Landscapes, People and Culture

BILLINGS, MT – July 28, 2016– A forte of Austin Adventures, the pacesetter in active luxury vacations worldwide, is providing opportunities for its guests to get up close and personal with both landscapes and people. 

New for 2016-2017 come two first-ever adventure-oriented, people-to-people tours of the once forbidden isle of Cuba. One itinerary has been designed just for adults, the second is paced perfectly for families.

Unique to Austin Adventures’ guests, the nine-day/eight-night Cuba vacation combines hikes through national parks, opportunities to spot the tiniest bird in the world (the 2-inch Bee Hummingbird), explorations of flora and fauna and a visit to a botanical garden, relaxing over coffee in the shade of colonial gems and mingling with island locals. Multiple departures begin in mid-October 2016 and are scheduled through mid-April 2017.

Leading a Dec. 30, 2016, holiday season tour of Cubawill be two individuals who have traveled the globe together seeking out the best in adventure travel – Dan Austin, founder, president and visionary force behind Austin Adventures, and his wife Carol who is responsible for the talented sales team and back office administration.

Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com) was one of the first tour operators to bring people to Cuba back in 2012 with the blessing of the US State Department. After a hiatus of a few years to refine its program, the company’s brand-new itineraries dig deeper than ever into the culture of Cuba through exchanges with locals, exploring traditional Cuban cuisine, culture and music and showcasing Cuba’s many protected lands, UNESCO World Heritage sites, national parks and vibrant historic cities. A more active element has also been added.

“We had one of the first People to People licenses to operate in Cuba four years ago,” explains Austin. “When I first visited I immediately fell in love with the country, its vibe and its people and I couldn’t wait to return.  Now as it gets a bit easier to navigate the island, we are ready to once again share this magical paradise with our travelers in the way I’ve always imagined.”

And in true Austin Adventures tradition, they have created a more adventurous vacation that encourages guests to be physically in touch with the wonders of Cuba by…

·         hiking through the 11,000-acre biosphere of La Terrazas, a UNESCO safeguard home to over 117 bird species;

·         traversing otherworldly limestone mogotes and stalagmite-rich caves in the Valle de Viñales, a karst landscape and agricultural region of fruits, vegetables, coffee and tobacco;  

·         leaping into a swimming hole at the base of a waterfall in Topes in Gran Parque Natural Topes de Collantes;

·         basking in the warm waters of Playa Larga on the Bay of Pigs;

·         snorkeling the exquisite coral reefs of Playa Giron.

In the wetlands of Ciénaga de Zapata, a national park with expansive tracts of dense forests and mangrove-lined swampland,guests will be on the lookout for crocodiles, iguanas and flamingos. In the seductive streets of Cienfuegos they will feel the embrace of a French flair combined with a Caribbean verve and colonial charm. If they close their eyes they can imagine Hemingway’s boat, Pilar, bobbing near the seaside village of Cojimar, while exploring the author’s former estate. They will marvel at the folklore, often through music, in time-warped communities, including Trinidad, home in history to many sugar refineries. They will wonder at the over 2,000 species of plants at Jardin Botanico Cienfuegos, where American sugar baron Edward F. Atkins hoped to introduce new varieties of sugar cane and instead created Cuba's largest gardens. And perhaps they will cut loose in Old Havana, a virtual citadel of culture and history that expresses the power of sugar cane and rum that once defined this Caribbean capital. 

The per person, double, rates are from $3,490 ($500 single supplement). 2016 departures are scheduled Oct. 14 and 28; Nov. 18 and 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 2017 departures include Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24; March 3, 10, 17 and 24; and April 7 and 14. For more information on the adult itinerary please see http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/cuba-vacation/ For details on the family-focused program please see http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/cuba-family-vacation/.

For more information on all of the 2016-2017 destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury pre-set and custom-designed small group tours to all seven continents. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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Media Contact: Widness & Wiggins PR:

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Dave Wiggins / 720-301-3822 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow Austin Adventures:

Website:                     http://www.austinadventures.com

Twitter:                       https://twitter.com/austnadventures

Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/AustinAdv/

Blog:                           http://www.austinadventures.com/blog

YouTube:                   https://www.youtube.com/user/AustinLehman

 

Austin Adventures Shares Five Active Itineraries That Embrace Fall in Europe Along with Autumn’s Culinary Bounty

BILLINGS, MT – July 5, 2016– Along with visits to farmers markets that have ramped up for the season come dreams of fresh fare in foreign lands.

Now’s the time to plan where to be come fall when harvests are bountiful and airfares, especially in September and October, are more affordable. Plus, when eyeing Europe, it’s also the time that crowds thin out and the mood is more carefree.

Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/), the pacesetter in luxury multisport and active vacations worldwide, has designed fall harvest itineraries in five European destinations: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany and France.Here are the highlights:

Spain: No one throws a culinary party like the Spaniards. From toasting with freshly bottled wine in La Mancha to savoring jamón ahumado on bread with a drizzle of Spanish olive oil, harvest means pressing grapes and also gathering chestnuts, mushrooms and bundles of crocus blossoms from some of the world’s largest saffron fields to deliver the spice that puts the pizzazz in paella. A Sept. 11, 2016, departure explores the northeast of Spain from the Pyrenees to Costa Brava and the Mediterranean. Over seven days and six nights guests hike, bike, kayak and soar in a hot air balloon. The per person rate, double, is from $3,998. See: http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/spain-catalonia/

Italy: Gourmands turn naturally to Italy for wafts of roasting chestnuts or hazelnut-infused chocolate truffles along with, in the mountains of the South Tyrol and the Dolomites, sightings of foragers on the alert for rare mushrooms and truffles. The next meal may well be a bottle of Valpolicella paired with tagliolini tossed with butter and shaved fresh white truffles, speck (seasoned, smoked prosciutto) and insalata di porcini freschi, topped off with a steaming apple strudel. A six day/ five night itinerary departing Sept. 4, starts at $3,398 per person double for a custom holiday spent biking, hiking and exploring the castles, vineyards and orchards of this mountainous region with a complex and diverse culinary tradition. See: http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/italy-south-tyrol-and-the-dolomites/

Croatia: Gastronomical surprises abound while biking, hiking and kayaking through this must-see destination. Flavors dazzle even the dullest of taste buds, especially when topped off with freshly harvested olive oils and truffles. Paški Sir (Pag cheese) risotto, Fuži (foo-shee--a hand-rolled pasta dish), Punjena Paprike (stuffed peppers) and Kulen (hot-peppered flavored sausage) can be washed down with the national wine, Prošek. The Dalmatian Coast is an adventurer’s paradise that in addition to biking mixes up a UNESCO World Heritage Site with hiking and beach time. A six day/five night tour from $3,998 per person, double, includes an evening cooking class learning to prepare ćevapčiči (spiced sausages) with ajvar sauce, mussels and black risotto -- or other specialties. Another cooking lesson demonstrates making sweet and savory burek pastry (the breakfast of choice for farmers and fishermen) in the home of a local chef. In 2016 there are four late summer-autumn confirmed departures: Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/croatia-dalmatian-coast/

Germany: Come fall there’s more to Germany than Oktoberfest beer and bratwurst. While pedaling along the Romantic Road guests discover Germany’s robust wine region and such dishes as Swabian Maultaschen ravioli, rostbraten, zwiebelkuchen (there’s bacon in this one!), bubenspitzle and even asparagus. The humble potato achieves new acclaim. This seven day/ six night holiday departs Sept. 18 with rates from $2,898 per person, double. http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/germany-romantic-road/

France: Gastronomy here is a UNESCO “intangible cultural heritage” treasure that in the fall ranges from an abundance of figs to the perfect ratatouille that showcases seasonal vegetables. Guests are known while biking on roads flanked by vineyards to pluck a pear or apple or two. Roasted chestnuts, chanterelles mushrooms and truffles are in all the markets and on Michelin-starred menus. And because this is also hunting season, pheasant, quail, wild boar, hare and venison can be topped off with a tart tatin or poire poche and a glass of Calvados. A Sept. 4, 2016, departure enchants guests as they discover Provence on bikes, kayaks and while hiking. The per person double rate is from $3, 898. See: http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/france-provence/

To catch the fall flair please see http://www.austinadventures.com/travel-resources/harvest-delights-europes-best-fall-food-destinations/.

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About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury pre-set and custom-designed small group tours to all seven continents. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts®portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountainand Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resortin Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodgesas well as the Geneva Marinaat Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resortin Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotelin Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotelin Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkersand Austin Adventures.

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Austin Adventures Recommends Active Adventures In Canada’s National Parks To Avoid Record Crowds Expected in US Parks This Year

BILLINGS, MT – June 14, 2016– Summer visits to national parks in the US this year are predicted to exceed all expectations. Those making plans to visit a stateside park at the 11th hour may find accommodations and services in short supply while visitors pack the pull-outs as they flock to enjoy our national icons during the Park Service Centennial Year.

Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/), the pace-setter in luxury multisport and active family vacations worldwide, suggests that this summer and early fall there’s still a plentitude of tours and accommodations north of the border, in the equally spectacular Canadian Rockies.

“Canada is also a bargain this year with a steady rate of 1.25-1.30 Canadian for 1 US dollar,” said Dan Austin, Founder and President of Austin Adventures, offering an additional reason to consider a Canadian vacation in 2016.

“While many of our US-based national park adventures are nearing capacity, we still have good availability on most all of our Canadian Rockies trips from now through the end of the season,” he points out.

Adding another incentive, just announced for all new bookings on two itineraries that use Calgary, Alberta, as the gateway city to Banff and Jasper National Park adventures is a complimentary pre-night hotel stay. Guests just mention the promotion when booking and enjoy additional vacation savings.

“Calgary is home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede, the capital of the province of Alberta and the gateway to the Canadian Rockies,” added Austin. “It’s the perfect gateway to an alpine world many Americans have yet to experience.”

Established in 1995, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and is perhaps best known to Americans for Lake Louise, one of the world’s bucket list icons. Jasper National Park – and Banff – both provide sightings of indigenous wildlife such as bighorn sheep, moose and bear, as well as photo ops of drop-dead-gorgeous mountains, expansive glaciers and turquoise lakes.

Alberta / Banff to Jasperis a 6 day-5 night active vacation with confirmed departures in 2016 of July 17 and 31, Aug. 21 and 28 and Sept. 4. Guests enjoy a variety of guided day hikes combined with scenic biking and rafting Class II-IV whitewater. The tour spans Calgary through Lake Louise and along the Icefields Parkway to the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park. The per person, double, rate starts at $2,898. For more information please see: http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/alberta-banff-jasper/.

Alberta Family / Banff to Jasperalso spans six days and five nights on confirmed departures in 2016 of July 3, 10 and 24, and Aug. 7 and 14. Hiking, biking and whitewater rafting are also part of the fun of this trip, all geared to younger abilities and needs. Families will cross alpine slopes keeping an eye out for caribou, moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep, and they will strap on crampons for a trek atop Athabasca Glacier with a local expert. The per person, double, rate for adults is $2,898 and children age seven and above who share accommodations with one or more adults are priced at $2,318 to $2,608. For more information please see: http://www.austinadventures.com/packages/alberta-family-banff-jasper/.

The rates for each trip includedouble occupancy rooms with private baths in distinctive lodges and inns; all breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners (except one on-own dinner); the assistance of fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners; bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment; vehicle support and land transportation during the trip; an  Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service; pre-departure and packing information; incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and National Park entrance and permit fees.

For more information on all of the 2016 destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury pre-set and custom-designed small group tours to all seven continents. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts®portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountainand Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resortin Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodgesas well as the Geneva Marinaat Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resortin Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotelin Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotelin Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkersand Austin Adventures.

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Austin Adventures Shows Travel Advisor Appreciation - Agents Booking 2016 Trips Earn Generous Commission Plus $100 per Person Bonus

BILLINGS, MT – May 10, 2016– Travel agents who introduce their clients to some of the world’s best travel experiences can now pocket more than customer satisfaction.

Think $100 per person (man, woman or child) booked on a 2016 vacation – in addition to a generous 12 percent commission.

This is Austin Adventures’ (http://www.austinadventures.com/) thank you to its travel agent partners who have become key players in the company’s success. The bonus check applies to all new 2016 bookings from now through the end of the year. At the time of booking travel agents need to mention Bonus Code 16-100 and $100 per person will be added to the commission check. Both custom and scheduled 2016 programs quality for Travel Advisor Appreciation Offer.

“Travel agent and agency bookings are an increasing percentage of our overall business,” said Dan Austin, Austin Adventures’ Founder and President. “This year we are anticipating a third of our bookings will be attributed to the efforts of our travel agent partners.”

Austin Adventures, the leader in luxury multisport and active family vacations worldwide, earlier this year expanded opportunities within the travel trade by becoming a Virtuoso® preferred supplier. This is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel.

The partnership has given Virtuoso® travel advisors expanded market-proven product from Austin Adventures for its more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 30 countries. Austin Adventures in turn has gained new market access to millions of travel-savvy consumers.

A partnership which Austin Adventures forged in 2013 with Xanterra Parks & Resorts® has also opened doors to countless new opportunities and allowed unparalleled behind-the-scenes access, support and security on its tours.

These strategic partnerships come at a time when Austin Adventures is experiencing its most significant expansion of trips and destinations to date, added Austin. With the addition this year of Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bali and Vietnam), Austin Adventures now offers programs on all seven continents. In addition to expanding geographically, the company has added active multisport programs in Europe (Ireland, France, Germany and Macedonia) and in South America (Chile, Peru and Argentina).

Stateside Austin Adventures has introduced exclusive five-star lodging and gourmet dining that combine biking, hiking and horseback riding in iconic destinations. For example, the new-for-2016 Colorado - 5-Star Wilderness Adventure is a six-day/five-night immersion in what this company does best – making sure the wows are stirred into the vacation mix that includes The Broadmoor and its exclusive wilderness properties Cloud Camp and Ranch at Emerald Valley.

On June 16, Austin Adventures will find out if they become the 2016 WAVE Award winner for the nation’s Best Tour Operator for Adventure as voted on by the readers of TravelAge West Magazine. Five nominees representing the “best-of-the-best” were selected by the editorial team headed by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro. The announcement will take place at a “star studded” gala held at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, California. See: http://www.travelagewest.com/WAVE/

For more information on all of the destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For the section of the website dedicated to Travel Professionals see: http://www.austinadventures.com/about-us/travel-professionals/.

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a provider of scheduled small group tours and customized trips to all seven continents. In 2014, Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations, was named the World’s Top Family Guide by Outside Magazine. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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Austin Adventures Asks, What is Better than a Five Star Review?

BILLINGS, MT, May 3, 2016– Finding out what customers really think about a service or product is usually vital to a company’s success.

Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/), the trend-setter in luxury multisport and active family vacations worldwide, has always embraced what its clients say about their experiences with the company. Feedback helps them know when things are going right – or if there’s room for improvement. Then they can act accordingly.

That’s why Dan Austin, Founder and President, recently engaged a third party client survey and evaluation service called Trustpilot that is reinventing how customer evaluations are conducted. After several months of reviews, Austin is pleased and proud to report that his company has garnered a perfect score. Through Trustpilot’s application, all scores and guest feedback are prominently displayed on the company’s home page

“What’s better than a Five Star review? When we can still see room for improvement to become an even better travel company!” says Austin. “As a customer-centric travel company, we are always looking for effective ways to reach out to our clients and ask them how we’re doing.  Feedback helps us tweak and improve programs each year.”

Austin goes on to explain, “Travel sites like TripAdvisor have made crowd sourcing for honest traveler reviews part of our everyday life.  As TripAdvisor has yet to allow for packaged tour reviews, we looked for an alternate, yet similar platform.  Trustpilot uses the same concept for soliciting and generating testimonials and trip reviews, in our case, from the community of people who have travelled with Austin Adventures.”

Trustpilot’s mission is to insure accurate 3rd party reviews for the traveling public and in the end, a better online shopping experience for travelers. They work diligently to fight fabricated reviews and point out that companies cannot delete or otherwise censor reviews in their system. Travelers can review specifics of each tour as shared by guests that actually experienced the tour. Consumers can be confident the company is not just sharing only the positive reviews they would want them to see.

“What this service means to our sales and operations team is that we have yet one more tool to help us continue to create the best adventure vacations in the business. After all, our core business is service and creating the finest client experience possible. Having a trusted third party to handle guest evaluations and ratings is the perfect addition to our process,” says Austin.

While only past guests of Austin Adventures are invited to add reviews to the company website, the general public is always welcome to read all of the company’s current guest reviews online at: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/austinadventures.com.

For more information on all of the 2016 destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit http://www.austinadventures.com, call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a provider of scheduled small group tours and customized trips to all seven continents. In 2014, Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations, was named the World’s Top Family Guide by Outside Magazine. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts®portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountainand Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resortin Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodgesas well as the Geneva Marinaat Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resortin Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotelin Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotelin Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkersand Austin Adventures.

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Austin Adventures Keeps International Clients Informed, Relaxes Its Cancellation Policy for Overseas Travel

BILLINGS, MT – March 29, 2016 – Taking a cautious but determined approach to recent tragic events in Brussels, one leading adventure travel tour operator is pro-actively addressing current and future Europe-bound clients’ concerns about traveling during uncertain times.  Aware that travelers may be uneasy at this time to plan European travels, Austin Adventures wants to alleviate any worry about having to cancel once booked. The company has announced that it is relaxing its trip cancellation policy to allow for a “no questions asked” full refund up to 14 days prior to departure.

This new policy applies to the ground portion of all of Austin Adventures’ multisport, cycling, hiking and cultural adventures for both adults and families in Europe. Countries visited by Austin Adventures include Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Macedonia, Scotland, Slovenia and Spain. The standard policy is a 90 day cutoff for full refund (less a small handling fee) due to cancellation.

“Our guests’ safety, enjoyment and wellbeing are our top priorities,” explains Dan Austin, founder and president of Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/). “That’s why we have increased our vigilance and communications on the ground in Europe and have decided to address booking concerns with a relaxed cancellation policy. While we encourage travelers to consider Europe as a destination, we don’t want to add any additional stress to the equation.” 

In Europe, program director Ron van Dijk is utilizing his lifetime of local connections and resources to monitor and stay on top of any safety concerns. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the terrorist events in Brussels. But if we stop traveling, change our day to day activities, or avoid Europe all together, in essence we’ve given them the victory they seek.”

Austin and van Dijk point to a recent article by Katia Hetter for CNN entitled “Travel Advisories: What does 'exercise vigilance' mean?” as helpful in understanding the true risks and what can be done to stay informed and secure when abroad. See: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/24/travel/travel-advisory-exercise-vigilance-feat/index.html.

Along with revised booking policies, the Austin Adventures team of trip planners and consultants also can help explain available travel insurance options, coverages and limitations. They also advise U.S. citizens to register with the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), so they can be kept abreast of travel alerts and warnings. See: https://step.state.gov/step/

To speak to an Austin Adventures trip consultant call (800) 575-1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For information on 2016 destinations, trips and itineraries visit http://www.austinadventures.com.

About Austin Adventures

Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a provider of scheduled small group tours and customized trips to all seven continents. Recently, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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