Whether by wheels or wings, the most exciting forms of adventure transportation

Vantage Travel Team April 26, 2017

Trishaws, toboggans and horse-drawn carriages, oh my! Half the fun of Vantage Deluxe World Travel trips are the once-in-a-lifetime included features that make each journey unique. Here are just a few that await you—including trishaw rides in Singapore, toboggan rides in Portugal, and seaplane rides in Canada! Discover the beauty of each city from a different perspective while taking these unique methods of transportation.


Trishaw Ride on Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

While on the Around The World: The Ultimate Journey trip in 2017 or 2018, take a trishaw ride along the alleys around Bugis Street in Singapore, which is one of the most popular destinations in this Asian city. Seeing Bugis Street on a gentle trishaw ride will give you a unique perspective of Singapore. This trishaw ride is only one of 20 fascinating Cultural Discoveries this Vantage trip has to offer.  

Wicker Toboggan Ride on The Douro: Portugal’s River of Gold & Spain

One of the highlights of The Douro: Portugal’s River of Gold & Spain journey is taking a ride on a wicker toboggan in Madeira, Portugal. Wicker toboggans were once a common method of transportation in Madeira, so immerse yourself in local life during a three-day stay in the island capital, Funchal, on a trip extension of this journey.  

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride on America’s Great Lakes

Pamper yourself with some romance by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride on Vantage’s America’s Great Lakes trip in 2018. While on this small ship voyage through four of America’s Great Lakes, step back in time during a horse-drawn carriage ride on Mackinac Island in Michigan. You likely won’t be the only one—the island is car-free and has limited transportation, so you get to really travel like a local.  

Jaunting Car Ride on Ireland: A Deluxe Journey to the Emerald Isle

Take an exciting jaunting car ride (like a single horse-drawn carriage) on Ireland: A Deluxe Journey to the Emerald Isle in Killarney. On the seventh day of this 13-day journey, visit historic Muckross House and its lovely gardens in a jaunting car. Travel around MacGillicuddy's Reeks and the Iveragh Peninsula, which juts out from the breathtaking Atlantic Coast. Pass famous Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay, returning to Killarney through Moll's Gap and Killarney National Park.  

Rickshaw Ride on Timeless India: A Magical Adventure

Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, India on Vantage’s Timeless India: A Magical Adventure journey in 2018, or on Spotlight on Northern India in 2018. There’s also an option to take a rickshaw ride in the city of Udaipur, which means you might be able to see one of the city’s extravagant royal palaces while sitting comfortably in a rickshaw pulled by a knowledgeable local.  

Seaplane Ride on Majestic Canadian Rockies by Train, Seaplane & Ferry

Don’t miss the chance to take a soaring seaplane ride on Vantage’s Majestic Canadian Rockies by Train, Seaplane & Ferry adventure, new for 2018. This trip also offers train and ferry rides, providing three unique modes of transportation that will have you experiencing the magnificent scenery of this region like never before. Travelers will board a seaplane in Vancouver on the fifth day of this eight-day journey for a short but scenic flight to Victoria, landing in beautiful Victoria Harbor. During the ride, keep your eyes peeled for whales!