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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
the untamed savannas of
or the wildlife-rich
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
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
Learn to surf in
or ride a riverboat through the remote
Family adventures are offered in
and other locales. To see all trips from G Adventures,
focuses its itineraries on the cultures and
traditions of a diverse array of destinations, such as
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
to see all of Intrepid's itineraries.
is one of the industry's leaders in safaris and
adventure trips to Africa. Hike through the forests of
to come face-to-face with mountain gorillas, climb
or follow the Great Migration in
to see all African Travel tours.
has a wide array of trips to intriguing destinations,
mostly in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. Offerings include
gorilla treks in
and in-depth tours of
and the Patagonian wilds of
to see all of SITA's vacations.
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,
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
swim with docile whale sharks in
track wolves in
and see polar bears up close in
It also offers numerous
in the wild. To view all vacations with Natural Habitat Adventures,
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
Go horseback riding and whitewater rafting in the mountains of
canoe Moraine Lake in the
or zipline through the treetops of
to view all Adventures by Disney itineraries.
and to off-the-beaten-path ports in
(a Norwegian island that lies far within the Arctic Circle) and along
to see all departures from Hurtigruten.
specializes in trips to the ends of the Earth,
Its ships have strengthened hulls designed for navigating ice-packed
polar waters, and passengers go ashore in inflatable landing craft
to see all of Quark's adventures.
offers deluxe safaris in
and more. It also can customize a safari vacation. To view all
itineraries from Alluring Africa,
Abercrombie & Kent
was founded as a safari company in 1962.
On trips to
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
to see all vacations from Abercrombie & Kent.
Finally, Lindblad Expeditions
offers expedition cruises to such
Each vessel carries Zodiac landing craft, enabling guests to motor
ashore in small bays and inlets. To view all vacations with Lindblad
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.
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.
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%.
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%.
$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
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
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
Starting at $5,329. Departures from January 11 through October
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
Starting at $7,600. Departs November 17, 2015 and January
4 & 16, 2016.
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