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Tour Newsletter Dated August 22, 2016

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Today, I'll tell you about the most popular rivers to cruise, from the Rhine and Danube in Europe to the Mississippi in the U.S. and the Mekong in Asia. River cruising provides an easy and relaxing way to visit destinations along inland waterways. Guests travel on intimate, comfortable ships with great food and personalized service and explore the sights with expert guides -- and it's all included in the upfront price.

Vacations To Go offers the widest variety of river cruise itineraries, plus every discount, deal and special promotion available. Below are brief summaries of the top rivers the world, starting with Europe.

Rhine River -- View rolling vineyards and storybook villages while sailing one of Europe's most popular rivers. The stretch in Germany known as the Upper Middle Rhine is particularly scenic, home to more than 40 castles.

Danube River -- Flowing from Germany's Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube offers a chance to explore Old World cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Christmas markets departures from late November through December are very popular.

Douro River -- Learn about Portugal's wine region on a cruise of the Douro. Stop at Porto, a longtime center for the port wine trade, and the 12th-century village of Castelo Rodrigo. The capital city of Lisbon is featured on many itineraries.

Seine River -- These trips typically start in Paris with a day or two of sightseeing, then head west to locales like Richard the Lionheart's stronghold in Les Andelys and Le Havre, where passengers can set out for D-Day landing sites along the beaches of Normandy.

Saone and Rhone rivers -- Itineraries in southern France usually combine these two rivers. During the Saone portion, the ship meanders through the Burgundy region, while the Rhone River runs south through Provence to the Mediterranean coast.

Po River -- Po River cruises typically start in the beautiful Adriatic city of Venice. At stops along the route, passengers travel to such destinations as Verona, Padua and Chioggia. You can choose an itinerary that extends your vacation with land touring in Rome, Florence and Milan.

Click here to see departures on all rivers in Europe.

Mississippi River -- Mississippi sailings explore one of America's true historic treasures: a 2,320-mile waterway that flows through 10 states. Itineraries stop at cities that flourished on the river and its tributaries, like St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.

Columbia River -- These itineraries incorporate sights in Oregon, Washington and Idaho and offer an abundance of history, natural beauty and wildlife. Visit the Bonneville Dam, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and locales associated with explorers Lewis and Clark.

Click here to see departures on all rivers in the U.S.

Yangtze River -- Highlights include the 12-story Shibaozhai pagoda that clings to the side of a cliff, the peaks and waterfalls of the Three Gorges and the massive Three Gorges Dam. These vacations often are part of longer tours in China that feature Beijing and Shanghai.

Mekong River -- Busy cities, rural villages and sacred shrines -- like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh -- are part of Mekong River trips through Cambodia and Vietnam. Many itineraries also visit the ornate stone structures of Angkor Archaeological Park.

Irrawaddy River -- Ancient temples provide an intriguing backdrop on cruises of this river in Myanmar (Burma). For example, some 2,000 temples, pagodas and stupas -- a type of Buddhist monument -- await in Bagan.

Ganges River -- Stops along India's sacred river include the artisans' village of Matiari and the sandstone temples of Baranagar. Voyages usually are combined with hotel stays in such cities as Jaipur and Agra, where you'll see the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Amazon River -- See orchids, giant lilies and rain forests, and monkeys, sloths and toucans as your expedition ship navigates this South American waterway. Itineraries travel the Lower Amazon in Brazil or the Upper Amazon tributaries in Peru.

Here are this week's Top 15 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki, 9 days with Globus. Begins in Warsaw and ends in Helsinki. Save 10%. Starting at $1,875. Departures from May 7 through September 10, 2017.

2) Irish Highlights Winter, 7 days with Brendan. Begins and ends in Dublin. Save up to 7.5%. Starting at $994. Departures from October 30, 2016 through March 26, 2017.

3) Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, 10 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Zagreb. Starting at $1,375. Departures from March 25 through October 7, 2017.

4) Classic Peru, 9 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Lima. Save 10% to 15%. Starting at $2,135. Departures from September 9, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

5) Best of Britain, 9 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in London. Save $290 per couple. Starting at $2,148. Departures from April 9 through October 29, 2017.

6) European Experience, 14 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins in London and ends in Paris. Starting at $2,195. Departures from September 16 through December 25, 2016.

7) Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes, 12 days with Insight. Begins and ends in Halifax. Save up to 10%. Starting at $3,173. Departures from June 17 through September 16, 2017.

8) Splendours of Japan, 9 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. Save up to 10%. Starting at $3,758. Departures from February 12 through December 10, 2017.

9) Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica, 16 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Panama City and ends in San Jose. Save up to 10%. Starting at $4,300. Departs January 13, February 10, March 17 & December 8, 2017.

10) From the Outback to the Glaciers, 21 days with Collette. Begins in Cairns and ends in Christchurch. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $4,849. Departures from May 8, 2017 through April 16, 2018.

11) Oktoberfest in Bavaria Luxury Gold, 9 days with Insight. Begins in Vienna and ends in Munich. Starting at $4,899. Departs September 21, 2016.

12) 12 Day Galapagos Experience Cruise, 12 days with Celebrity. Begins and ends in Quito. Starting at $5,449. Departures from September 16, 2016 through December 21, 2018.

13) Splendors of Italy, 15 days with Uniworld. Begins in Milan and ends in Rome. Save $1,700 to $2,900 per couple. Starting at $6,449. Departures from March 31 through November 3, 2017.

14) Spitsbergen Circumnavigation, 10 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Oslo. Fly for free. Starting at $9,369. Departs July 3, 11, 19 & 27, 2017.

15) South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari, 16 days with Quark Expeditions. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires. Save $5,000 per couple. Starting at $15,695. Departs February 9, 2017.

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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Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@tourvacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.

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Alan Fox
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