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Avanti Destinations, formed in 1981, is the premier FIT tour operator.

For 36 years, Avanti Destinations has specialized in independent travel focused on providing authentic travel experiences backed by our expert knowledge for travel agents and their clients. 

Avanti is focused on selling FIT and small groups to Europe Central & South America, and Asia. Our product enables the traveler to savor special moments during their vacation as well as connect the major cities and sites for ease of travel for the time poor travelers coming out of the North American market.

Avanti Destinations' record of success reflects the way we have fine-tuned the art of independent travel. We create completely custom vacations for your clients who want to experience travel up-close and personal—at their own pace, without the constraints of a group.


In Europe, immerse yourself in old-world charm wherever your travels take you. Among other specialty programs in Europe, we offer:

  • Cooking classes in France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, and Spain 
  • Food and wine programs in Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain 
  • Castles, châteaux, and manor house stays in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Wales 
  • Scenic rail options throughout Switzerland and Norway
  • Active vacations in Italy, Spain and Iceland, including hiking and biking programs as well as our new kayaking options and snorkeling
  • Rail programs connecting the major cities of Europe 
  • Self-drive programs in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Wales 
  • Villas in Italy 
  • B&Bs in Ireland and Scotland 
  • Vespa Tour in Tuscany
  • Pre and post cruise options 

Europe Offerings Available in: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales


In Central & South America, in addition to hotel packages in major cities, we offer:

  • Canoeing, kayaking, and/or rafting tours in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru 
  • Galapagos Islands, Amazon River, and Patagonia cruises 
  • Jungle lodge stays in Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru 
  • Hiking programs to Machu Picchu and in Patagonia 
  • Wine-tasting programs in Argentina and Chile 
  • Beach resorts in Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama 
  • Self-drive programs in Belize, Chile, and Costa Rica 
  • Soft adventure programs to visit volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers 
  • Eco-Tours and Eco-Cruises in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru
  • Pre and post cruise options 

Central & South America Offerings Available in: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay

In Asia, Avanti has created a variety of customized privately guided programs. Why go on a group tour with strangers when you can have a more authentic experience with your own family and friends? We offer:

  • 23 expertly crafted itineraries from 3 nights to 16 nights all with private guides and transportation 
  • Comprehensive product range throughout China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, South Korea, Myanmar and Indonesia 
  • Major cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Singapore, Seoul, Yangon, Mandalay and Bali 
  • Exclusive sightseeing, enter the pit site to view the Terracotta Warriors in Xian 
  • Feed a Panda at the research center outside of Chengdu 
  • Exclusive upgrade options, access to the Manor club at the Rosewood hotel in Beijing 
  • Enjoy time with the locals with dinner prepared at private homes in Beijing and Hanoi 
  • Experience cooking culture in a variety of Asian settings, Wok cooking class in Beijing, Sushi making in Tokyo 
  • Explore beautiful Thailand, Bangkok, the Grand Palace, head north to Chiang Rai to explore Temples and Shrines, head south for amazing beaches 
  • Cruising on the majesctic Yangtze River, Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta 
  • Exquisite beach vacations and Honeymoon packages, Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Khoa Lak, Song Saa, Con Dao Island, Phu Quoc and Bali 
  • Rail programs connecting major cities in China, Japan and South Korea 
  • Pre and post cruise options

Asia Offerings Available in: Cambodia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam

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