Freechoice Touring Excursions: Which Would You Pick?

From the finest alfresco dining experiences to stimulating sightseeing events designed to highlight indigenous cultures; the Freechoice programme we offer as part of each of our luxury escorted tours affords boundless opportunities for life-affirming exploration and discovery. No matter the destination, our Freechoice touring activities can be tailored to your exact specification, so you can look forward to the luxury escorted tour of a lifetime.  

Given the vast roster of Freechoice activities and experiences included in the price of your luxury escorted tour with Scenic, the only problem you’ll face is deciding which to choose during your trip.

Helping to make that decision a little easier, here we showcase just five of our favourite Freechoice activities, giving you but a flavour of the extraordinary experiences available to you as a Scenic guest on one of our luxury escorted tours.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Selected as one of the USA’s most beautiful public gardens, the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens was first opened in 1807 — making it the country’s oldest public tourist site. Spanning 390 acres, the Magnolia Plantation boasts a surplus of indigenous flora, and is famed for its exquisite beauty, not to mention its rich history as an early rice and cotton plantation. Within its peaceful grounds, visitors can unearth an incredible depth of antiquity dating back to the early 17th century, making this both a stimulating and tranquil Freechoice excursion.

Find out more about the Historic Trails of the East escorted tour, here.

Sydney Opera House Tour and Tasting

One of the world’s distinctive architectural wonders, the Sydney Opera House is a marvel of contemporary design, housing multiple performance venues beneath its unique ‘shell’ exterior. Inducted into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2007, the Opera House receives 1.2 million visits a year and plays host to regular performances and concerts. As part of Scenic Freechoice, you can take a guided tour inside the Sydney Opera House, exploring all of its interconnectivity rooms and fabulous internal structure. The tour is concluded with a delicious tasting platter, where you can sample cuisine local to Sydney and New South Wales.

Find out more about the Very Best of Australia & New Zealand tour, here.

Peak-to-Peak Gondola Journey in Whistler

Celebrated for its fabulous skiing opportunities, Whistler is one of Canada’s best-loved winter sport destinations — welcoming thousands of ski and snowboard enthusiasts every year. Aside from its exhilarating slopes, Whistler also boasts one of the most stunning backdrops of any town in the Canadian Rockies, making it the perfect place for simple exploration. As part of our Freechoice programme, we give you the chance to take in this wonderful Canadian town from the air, either by helicopter, zipline or peak-to-peak gondola — the latter of which we cannot recommend highly enough.

Find out more about the Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise, here.

Tram Car Dining Experience in Melbourne

Providing a feast for all the senses, The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is one of Melbourne’s — nay, Australia’s — most unique dining venues. A former Melbourne city streetcar lovingly restored to its nostalgic best, The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant transports diners around the city whilst serving up a delicious range of locally sourced, contemporary Australian fare. Opulent, extravagant and amusing in equal measure; you can enjoy a fine dining meal in this distinctive restaurant as part of one of our Grand Australia luxury escorted tour.

Find more about the Grand Australia escorted tour itinerary, here.

Americas Cup Sailing in Auckland

Experience first-hand the exhilaration and charm of the illustrious America’s Cup by partaking in a private sailing session in Auckland as part of the Scenic Escorted Tours Freechoice programme. Alongside your fellow crewman, you’ll cruise the harbour of the so-called ‘City of Sails’, taking in the beauty of the city and its majestic mountain backdrop. Following in the wake of some of the Cup’s most famous competitors, including Charles Jackson Paine and Cornelius Vanderbilt, you’ll tour Auckland’s stunningly picturesque harbour, before returning ashore for a well earned evening meal in one of the city’s many fine dining eateries.

Find out more about the Very Best of Australia and New Zealand escorted tour itinerary, here.

Now that you’ve sampled a handful of our extraordinary Freechoice activities, why not make your dream trip a reality with a luxury escorted tour from Scenic? With a collection of tours to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a trip which appeals to your sense of wanderlust.

To find out more, visit our dedicated Escorted Tours page or call us on 0808 278 7213. 

Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura is Scenic's Digital Marketing Exec. She loves travel; her first river cruise was on the Danube, and she fell in love with Budapest at first sight. In her free time, Laura is usually reading, travel blogging, or planning her next adventure.