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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
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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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
-- 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.
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
-- 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.
to see departures on all rivers in Europe
-- 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.
-- 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.
to see departures on all rivers in the U.S.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki
9 days with Globus. Begins in Warsaw and ends in Helsinki. Save
Starting at $1,875. Departures from May 7 through September 10,
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.
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.
9 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Lima. Save 10% to
Starting at $2,135. Departures from September 9, 2016 through
June 30, 2017.
Best of Britain
9 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in London. Save $290 per
Starting at $2,148. Departures from April 9 through October
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.
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.
Splendours of Japan
9 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka. Save up to
Starting at $3,758. Departures from February 12 through
December 10, 2017.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
10 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Oslo. Fly for free.
Starting at $9,369. Departs July 3, 11, 19 & 27, 2017.
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.
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