Booking American Express Vacations
The internet has given consumers many options and has left them empowered to ask for what they want. They have done their research and are informed. With respect to travel plans, they know they don’t have to accept the pre-packaged tours that are typically offered. They can customize their own. This is where AMT Travel & American Express Vacations come in. The easiest and most efficient way to get started is call our knowledgeable and friendly agents at (800) 999-2599.
Custom tours can be anything you want them to be. Whether you’re into surfing or kayaking, or you want to relax on an open, sunny deck, or maybe you’re a foodie looking forward to new culinary delights, an itinerary designed just for you may be the best way to go.
Personalized tour packages also offer options that you just cannot get from a group tour. And, an individualized getaway means you can focus on what you really want to do with none of the time constraints that come from tightly packed itineraries. This is the perfect solution for the photographer who wants to get that once-in-a lifetime shot. An expedition structured for photographers ensures they get as much time as they need to get the perfect pic that will wow their friends back home.
All of this is great but finding the right tour package to meet all your needs can be complex, and you might not even know where to begin, so trust American Express Vacations. This is the moment to turn to a professional. They can answer your questions about where to go, how to plan the ideal vacation for your family, how to find the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, where to meet like-minded people, the best way to see the world, and so much more.
The question of time and money are also important considerations. How many vacation days do you have and what will your wallet allow? Customized tours can be tailored to the time and budget you have available, making them 100% flexible.
While some places are all about kicking back with an exotic drink and just taking in the scenery, others offer a wealth of thrilling active pursuits along with the opportunity to relax and unwind. These spots can make for an especially unforgettable trip filled with love, adventure, or whatever your heart desires.
Whether you’re seeking a luxurious, stress-free getaway or looking to go out and uncover a far-away land, you can plan the vacation you really want to have with the help of a specialist at AMT Travel, an American Express Travel Representative.
Close to Home Getaways
After a long week, sometimes a short getaway can replenish your batteries and renew your energy. But deciding which destination to travel to can be daunting when you only have a few days free. Here are just some of the many optionsfor your special weekend away.
New York City. Visitors can reach New York City by train, plane or automobile, so weekend getaways are a cinch. Plus, ample attractions indoors (like museums and Broadway shows) and outdoors (like Central Park and the High Line) make unpredictable weather a nonissue. For a dose of history, take the ferry to Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty.
San Francisco. The City by the Bay offers temperatures in the 60s most of the year, making it ideal for walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, riding the famous cable cars and exploring the city’s eclectic neighborhoods. What’s more, sports lovers can enjoy superb views of the San Francisco Bay from AT&T Park during baseball season.
Washington, D.C. Not only is America’s capital chock full of free attractions, many of them are concentrated on the National Mall, making it easy to see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and other highlights in just a matter of days. While visiting, don’t miss out on the popular weekend brunch scene – just remember to make reservations in advance.
New Orleans. You can’t tackle all of the Big Easy’s top sights in one weekend, but its diverse offerings make it easy to choose activities based on your interests. History buffs can visit The National WWII Museum, while outdoorsy types can walk through City Park. No trip would be complete without eating beignets and enjoying a night out in the French Quarter.
Nashville, NC. Part mountain town, part-hipster sanctuary, this North Carolina locale is a haven for adventurers and beer lovers. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest boast jaw-dropping vistas, and the North Carolina section of the Appalachian Trail is a must for die-hard hikers. After an active day, travelers can return to town to sip one of 100-plus local brews.
Chicago. Chicago’s iconic eats, diverse neighborhoods and abundance of can’t-miss sights make it a great weekend vacation spot. On warmer days, snap a selfie in front of “The Bean” and embark on an architecture river cruise. Meanwhile, museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum are ideal places to escape winter’s biting temps.
Seattle. This jewel of the Pacific Northwest offers iconic sights like Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks and the Space Needle, all of which you can see in a matter of days. You can even squeeze in a hike in Discovery Park or on nearby Mount Si. Just remember to bring an umbrella and a raincoat – weather in the Emerald City can be unpredictable.
International Destinations: A Hop, Skip and Jump Away
Think a three-day weekend isn’t enough time to enjoy an international getaway? Think again. There are some foreign destinations that are easily doable over a long weekend. These are some destinations ideal for an epic long weekend you won’t soon forget.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Old-world charm is front and center in this second largest Canadian city after Toronto. In the Vieux Montreal area, travelers can stroll cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and eateries. When the weather is nice, head to the sprawling Mount Royal Park for a picnic, guided hike or leisurely bike ride. The park also offers snowshoeing, ice skating and more every winter.
Bermuda. Bermuda is not only internationally-renowned for its stunning pink sand beaches, but this British overseas territory situated in the mid-Atlantic is just a two-hour flight from many US cities. Besides the spectacular stretches of sand, you can also explore its rich maritime history, much of which can be found among the well-preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone alleys of St. George as well as the old cannon-laden forts. If you’re daring, you can even ride a jet ski into the Bermuda Triangle.
Baja California Sur, Mexico. If you’re thinking of lots of sun and sand, you might want to head south to the beautiful beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, is home to many high-end resorts and upscale eateries that serve tasty local cuisine like smoked marlin as well as offering an exciting party scene. It’s also the ultimate getaway for those who want to enjoy the water, and perhaps a little romance, with Lover’s Beach boasting some amazing caves, rock formations, and strikingly clear azure waters.
Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a fantastic tropical Central American destination that can be easily reached from just about any point in the U.S. Its 800 miles of coastline are filled with gorgeous beaches and much more. The Arenal Volcano area is considered its adventure capital where you can rappel down a waterfall, hike in the jungle while watching out for colorful birds, monkeys and sloths, enjoy a thrilling zip-line ride, and soak in the volcano-fed hot springs.
Cartagena, Colombia. Located on the northern coast of Columbia facing the Caribbean, in Cartagena you’ll find brilliant blue waters with coral reefs that edge white powdery beaches. The 500-hundred-year-old coral stone forts and much of the walled city are admirably intact and represent some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.
Toronto. Toronto is as cosmopolitan a city as they come. It is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than half the population born outside of the city. With Greektown, Little Italy, Koreatown and Chinatown all within city limits, travelers may feel as if they’ve seen more than a couple of countries after a visit to Toronto.