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Tour Newsletter Dated July 21, 2015

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Today's newsletter is for readers who are looking for a bit of adventure on their next vacation.

For some, adventure means traveling to exotic, far-flung destinations such as Antarctica or the Arctic, the untamed savannas of Africa or the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. For others, it means engaging in some sort of recreational activity while on vacation, like hiking, biking, climbing or kayaking.

We represent several companies that specialize in these types of getaways, and I've described them below. For more information, click the applicable links.

G Adventures advocates low-impact, sustainable travel, and guests might overnight in locally owned hotels, campgrounds, cabins or simple guesthouses. You can hike, bike and kayak in Vietnam or Thailand. Learn to surf in Costa Rica, or ride a riverboat through the remote Upper Amazon. Family adventures are offered in China, Peru and other locales. To see all trips from G Adventures, click here.

Intrepid Travel focuses its itineraries on the cultures and traditions of a diverse array of destinations, such as Italy, Bolivia, New Zealand and Belize. It makes use of public transportation and quaint restaurants and lodgings. Groups are small, usually averaging about 10 travelers each. Among the offerings are family vacations in exotic locales, like Botswana, Borneo and Iceland. Click here to see all of Intrepid's itineraries.

African Travel is one of the industry's leaders in safaris and adventure trips to Africa. Hike through the forests of Rwanda to come face-to-face with mountain gorillas, climb Mount Kilimanjaro or follow the Great Migration in Tanzania. Click here to see all African Travel tours.

SITA Tours has a wide array of trips to intriguing destinations, mostly in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. Offerings include gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda and in-depth tours of Rajasthan, Malaysia and the Patagonian wilds of Chile. Click here to see all of SITA's vacations.

PolarExplorers has been leading expeditions to the North Pole and South Pole for more than 20 years. These are once-in-a-lifetime trips to often unpredictable places, led by expert guides who know the territory well. I traveled to the North Pole with PolarExplorers last year, and it was an extraordinary adventure. To view all departures with PolarExplorers, click here.

Natural Habitat Adventures specializes in nature-focused vacations. These small-group departures explore remote wildlife reserves, pristine coasts and the less-traveled corners of national parks. Kayak the Douro River in Portugal, swim with docile whale sharks in Mexico, track wolves in Yellowstone and see polar bears up close in Churchill, Canada. It also offers numerous photography tours in the wild. To view all vacations with Natural Habitat Adventures, click here.

Adventures by Disney incorporates active elements into a few of its family-friendly vacations. For example, you can bike in Anchorage and ride a jet boat on the Susitna River while in Alaska. Go horseback riding and whitewater rafting in the mountains of Wyoming, canoe Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies or zipline through the treetops of Costa Rica. Click here to view all Adventures by Disney itineraries.

Hurtigruten cruises to Antarctica and to off-the-beaten-path ports in Greenland, Spitsbergen (a Norwegian island that lies far within the Arctic Circle) and along Norway's coast. Click here to see all departures from Hurtigruten.

Quark Expeditions specializes in trips to the ends of the Earth, exploring Antarctica and the Arctic. Its ships have strengthened hulls designed for navigating ice-packed polar waters, and passengers go ashore in inflatable landing craft called Zodiacs. Click here to see all of Quark's adventures.

Alluring Africa offers deluxe safaris in Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and more. It also can customize a safari vacation. To view all itineraries from Alluring Africa, click here.

Abercrombie & Kent was founded as a safari company in 1962. On trips to Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and other safari destinations, A&K guests stay in small, private lodges and elegant tented accommodations. The company also designs upscale adventures in other far-flung destinations, like the Galapagos, India, Antarctica and the Arctic. Click here to see all vacations from Abercrombie & Kent.

Finally, Lindblad Expeditions offers expedition cruises to such destinations as Alaska, Baja California, Costa Rica, Tahiti and the Galapagos Islands. Each vessel carries Zodiac landing craft, enabling guests to motor ashore in small bays and inlets. To view all vacations with Lindblad Expeditions, click here.

Here are this week's Top 20 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Taste of Devon, Cornwall & Wales, 8 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Dublin and ends in London with visits to Snowdonia National Park, Land's End and Stonehenge. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $1,748. Departures from September 6 through November 1, 2015.

2) 13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, 13 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins and ends in Casablanca with stops in Rabat, Ouarzazate and Marrakesh. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $1,299. Departures from September 2, 2015 through March 16, 2016.

3) Thailand Family Holiday, 12 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops in Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. Save 10%. Starting at $1,460. Departures from December 17, 2015 through July 27, 2016.

4) Sicilian Fantasy, 9 days with Keytours. Begins and ends in Palermo with stops in Catania, Taormina and Agrigento. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,795. Departures from August 7 through October 30, 2015.

5) Mysteries of the Inca Empire, 11 days with Cosmos. Begins and ends in Lima with visits to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Receive a $200 per couple air credit when you purchase a vacation and flights. Starting at $2,229. Departures from April 11 through November 21, 2016.

6) Country Roads of Portugal, 11 days with Insight. Begins in Lisbon and ends in Porto with visits to the Algarve, Fatima and Coimbra. Save up to 10%. Starting at $2,318. Departures from March 24 through October 6, 2016.

7) Highlights of France and Barcelona, 10 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Paris and ends in Barcelona with visits to the Loire Valley, Lyon and Carcassonne. Save up to 10%. Starting at $2,426. Departures from April 15 through October 7, 2016.

8) Outback to the Top End - Adelaide to Darwin, 14 days with G Adventures. Begins in Adelaide and ends in Darwin with visits to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Alice Springs and Kakadu National Park. Save 15%. Starting at $2,549. Departs September 12 and October 3, 10 & 24, 2015.

9) The Corinth Canal, the Peloponnese, Sicily, the Strait of Messina, Calabria, Amalfi Coast & Naples, 10 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Athens and ends in Naples with visits to Delphi, Olympia and Mount Etna. Starting at $2,879. Departs October 28, 2015.

10) Best of Ireland & Scotland, 15 days with Brendan. Begins in Dublin and ends in Edinburgh with visits to the Ring of Kerry, Glasgow and the Isle of Skye. Save up to 10%. Starting at $3,495. Departures from April 16 through October 8, 2016.

11) Good Old Summertime, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in St. Louis and ends in St. Paul with stops in Hannibal, La Crosse and Red Wing. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $3,599. Departs August 30, 2015.

12) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Clarkston and Portland with visits to the Nez Perce National Historical Park, Sacajawea State Park and Astoria. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $3,795. Departs November 1 & 8, 2015.

13) Danube and the Black Sea, 16 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Begins and ends in Passau with stops in Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava. Starting at $3,949. Departs June 5, 2016.

14) Tulips & Windmills, 10 days with Viking River Cruises. Begins and ends in Amsterdam with visits to Arnhem, Antwerp and the Keukenhof Gardens. Companion cruises for free plus save $2,000 per couple off airfare. Starting at $4,149. Departures from March 25 through May 6, 2016.

15) Austria, Germany & Czech Republic, 9 days with Adventures by Disney. Begins in Prague and ends in Vienna with visits to Ceský Krumlov, the Eishöle Ice Cave and Mirabell Gardens. Travelers ages 11 and under save $250 per person. Starting at $4,999. Departures from June 3 through August 19, 2016.

16) Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong, 15 days with Uniworld. Travels between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with visits to Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Sa Dec. Companion cruises for free. Starting at $5,299. Departs September 13, 23 & 27, 2015.

17) Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle, 10 days with Rocky Mountaineer. Begins and ends in Calgary with visits to Lake Louise, Jasper National Park and Victoria. Receive $1,000 per couple in free travel credits. Starting at $5,303. Departures from April 19 through October 7, 2016.

18) East Africa: In Search of the Big Five, 12 days with Globus. Begins in Arusha and ends in Nairobi with visits to Serengeti National Park, Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. Save 5%. Starting at $5,329. Departures from January 11 through October 31, 2016.

19) Classical South America: Brazil, Argentina & Chile, 12 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Santiago and ends in Buenos Aires with visits to Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Iguassu Falls. Starting at $5,620. Daily departures from August 3 through December 20, 2015.

20) The Land of the Penguins, 14 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires with visits to Ushuaia, the Drake Passage and Antarctica. Enjoy special savings when you book an inside cabin. Prices shown reflect discount. Starting at $7,600. Departs November 17, 2015 and January 4 & 16, 2016.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-680-2858. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Alan Fox
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