Explore has brought out four new small group tours in Europe this year.

The adventure operator has put together additional walking and active itineraries and off-season trips to cater to increased demand for outdoor holidays and European destinations.

Departures are planned from early summer, with the new Active Greece trip offered in May, and Walking in Malta & Gozo in June, while two off-peak winter tours, Winter in Turkey and Winter Chernobyl Photography Break, are offered in November 2021.

Trips for 2022 are also now on sale for all four new tours and for most trips in Explore’s portfolio.

Explore’s head of global sales Ben Ittensohn (pictured) said: “We know our customers want something to look forward to, and many are turning to Europe and active outdoors holidays for their next trip.

“The vaccine rollout is welcome news, and knowing it’s just a matter of time before they get one, these new trips – all packed with the Explore experiences we’re known for – will be music to the ears of many adventurers.”

The 10-night Active Greece trip is priced from £1,630 excluding flights, or £1,892 with flights, and includes accommodation and breakfast, most activities and excursions and a local leader.

The trip to northern Greece offers a hike into the Vikos Gorge, whitewater rafting on the Voidomatis River, and learning how to make spanakopita in the fishing village of Galaxidi. It also includes climbing, cycling and e-biking.

The seven-night Walking in Malta & Gozo trip, priced from £990 without flights but including bed and breakfast accommodation, transport, excursions and local guide, offers a moderate-graded hiking tour, and includes the chance to visit Valetta.

The four night winter Chernobyl trip starts at £950 excluding flights and joins expert photographer David Short to explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, while the 12-night Turkey trip is priced from £1,095 and offers the chance to see famous sites out of season as well as traditional, rural villages.

Explore is encouraging agent partners to use its new appointment booking system on its website to learn more about the trips from its business development managers.

Dedicated promotional materials have also been created for agents and can be downloaded to use on social media.