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Tour Newsletter Dated April 24, 2017
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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
In today's newsletter, I'll tell you about the most popular national
parks in the United States and Canada to visit on a tour
. Click any
link to see a list of itineraries visiting these beloved destinations.
Established as the first U.S. national preserve in 1872,
Yellowstone National Park
is mostly in Wyoming but spills into neighboring Montana and Idaho. It
is beloved for its geysers (Old Faithful being the most famous), hot
springs and abundant wildlife. Grizzlies, black bears, bison, elk and
moose roam here.
Look for many of those same creatures in Wyoming's nearby
Grand Teton National Park
as well as bald eagles and ospreys in the skies. Wildflower season is
especially scenic, with blooms typically on display from May through
September. You might join a tour company's optional float trip down the
Snake River while here.
Yosemite National Park
in east-central California is known for its waterfalls (most abundant in
spring after the snow melts), wildflower-filled meadows, old sequoias
and granite monoliths like El Capitan and Half Dome.
Grand Canyon National Park
in Arizona is one of the world's most studied geological areas. Carved
by the Colorado River, it is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and 1
mile deep. Hiking, mule rides and whitewater rafting are popular ways to
experience the canyon.
Many of our Grand Canyon itineraries also travel to outstanding locales
in southern Utah. Tall limestone spires called hoodoos rise from the
Bryce Canyon National Park
their shades of pink, red and orange changing with the rising and
setting of the sun. In
Zion National Park
massive sandstone cliffs soar above cottonwood trees, waterfalls and the
Arches National Park
in eastern Utah is prized for its photogenic red rock formations,
including more than 2,000 stone archways.
Badlands National Park
in South Dakota has rich fossil beds and a rugged landscape of layered
rock buttes. Look for bison and bighorn sheep here. It gets its name
from the Lakota people, who called it "mako sica" or "land bad."
Itineraries that visit the Badlands usually also spend time at
Mount Rushmore National Monument
the enormous sculpture of four U.S. presidents.
Acadia National Park
takes up most of Mount Desert Island in Maine. It's crisscrossed by
hiking trails and carriage roads -- woodland routes built in the early
Denali National Park
was the first national park established to protect wildlife. Look for
bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, peregrine falcons and golden eagles.
On clear days, you might catch a glimpse of North America's highest
mountain, 20,320-foot Denali (also called Mount McKinley).
Yoho National Park
in British Columbia, Canada, is famous for a natural bridge chiseled
through rock by the Kicking Horse River. Yoho is on the western slopes
of the Canadian Rockies, and within it are waterfalls, glacial lakes
(turquoise Emerald Lake is particularly stunning) and snowcapped summits.
The Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta lend their spectacular
beauty to two national parks.
Banff National Park
encompasses picturesque valleys, peaks, forests and glaciers. Many tour
guests ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for views of six
mountain ranges. To the north,
Jasper National Park
offers Maligne Canyon, carved by churning waters. Six bridges throughout
the steep gorge provide scenic overlooks.
The parks I mentioned above are just a few of the ones that can be
visited on a tour. Here are more to consider:
Volcanoes National Park
in Hawaii, where lava from Kilauea still flows down to the sea
Katmai National Park
in Alaska, a prime spot for observing grizzly bears
Rocky Mountain National Park
in Colorado, which boasts more than 70 peaks that rise above 12,000
Waterton Lakes National Park
and, just across the border, Montana's
Glacier National Park
joined in 1932 to create the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Shenandoah National Park
in Virginia, which embraces the Blue Ridge Mountains and sports about
850 species of wildflowers
Everglades National Park
in southern Florida, where you can take an airboat ride to seek
alligators, blue herons and egrets
Here are this week's Top 20 Tours
. All prices are per person,
based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
Prague, Vienna and Budapest
10 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Prague and ends in Budapest. Save
up to 5%.
Starting at $1,829. Departures from June 9 through October
Ganges River Cruise Experience
9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Kolkata. Save 30%.
Starting at $1,279. Departures from July 13 through September 21, 2017.
Best of Scotland
7 days with Brendan. Begins in Edinburgh and ends in Glasgow. Save up
Starting at $1,650. Departures from May 21 through October 8,
Key West & Dry Tortugas Sailing Adventure
7 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Key West. Save
Starting at $1,720. Departures from May 21 through July 9, 2017.
Music of the 50s and 60s
8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in Louisville and
ends in St. Louis. Save $800 per couple, plus receive free shore
excursions and more.
Starting at $1,899. Departs July 17, 2017.
16 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins in Copenhagen and ends in
Berlin. Save $400 per couple off the air-inclusive price.
Starting at $2,175. Departures from May 20 through September 30, 2017.
Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Ho Chi Minh City and Preak
Kdam. Save $500 to $2,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,299.
Departures from August 7 through December 25, 2017.
14 days with Globus. Begins and ends in Madrid. Starting at $2,579.
Departures from May 15, 2017 through March 26, 2018.
Cruise on the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay
7 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Paris. Save $500 per
Starting at $2,780. Departs July 4, 2017.
Country Roads of Croatia
15 days with Insight. Begins in Zagreb and ends in Dubrovnik. Save up
Starting at $2,940. Departures from May 12 through October 6,
Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries
10 days with Collette. Begins and ends in Lima. Save $200 to $700 per
Starting at $2,999. Departures from June 24, 2017 through
April 21, 2018.
Cowboy Country (For Families)
8 days with Tauck. Begins in Jackson and ends in Rapid City. Young
travelers receive $200 per person off family departures.
$3,830. Departures from July 4 through August 15, 2017.
8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and
Nuremberg. Fly from $395 to $695 per person, plus companion cruises
Starting at $3,948. Departures from March 23 through
December 15, 2018.
Splendours of Japan
9 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. Save up to
Starting at $3,966. Departures from August 20 through December
10 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in Dublin. Starting at $4,092.
Departures from May 19 through September 29, 2017.
The Plains of Africa
14 days with Collette. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Save $200 to $700
Starting at $4,989. Departures June 15, 2017 through
April 19, 2018.
Splendors of Italy
15 days with Uniworld. Begins in Milan and ends in Rome. Receive a
free one-category upgrade, plus save $1,500 to $2,000 per couple off the
Starting at $6,549. Departures from May 12
through October 27, 2017.
The Complete South Pacific
27 days with Collette. Begins in Cairns and ends in Auckland. Save
$200 to $1,200 per couple.
Starting at $6,999. Departures from
August 19, 2017 through April 14, 2018.
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
11 days with Quark Expeditions. Save 15% to 20%.
$8,195. Departs June 23 and July 3 & 8, 2017.
Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent
13 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires. Save up to
Starting at $8,338. Departures from November 6, 2018 through
February 15, 2019.
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