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Tour Newsletter Dated May 26, 2015
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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
In today's newsletter, I'll highlight the variety of specialty
that we offer. On these vacations, you can learn
food and wine
or travel on an intimate
Below are our specialty trip categories. Just click any link to see
itineraries, dates and rates.
include some sort of physical activity -- like hiking, biking or rafting
-- or they feature exotic and unique itineraries in destinations such as
the Galapagos, Patagonia or Antarctica. These trips often emphasize
interaction with the environment, people and cultures of the regions
sail the world's famed waterways, such as the Mississippi, Columbia,
Rhine, Danube, Amazon, Yangtze and Mekong. Ships are small but
well-appointed, and guided sightseeing excursions are often included
each day you're in port.
While our river cruises take place on major rivers,
navigate lesser-known canals and tributaries, primarily in Europe. The
vessels are quite small, carrying six to 24 guests, and offer a high
level of personal service. These leisurely trips explore great cities
and quaint towns; some barges can be chartered by small groups.
offer thrilling wildlife encounters in the reserves of Botswana, Kenya,
Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Depending on
the safari, accommodations can include fine hotels, bush lodges and
mobile tented camps that are set up close to prime game-viewing destinations.
We offer additional
in many other parts of the world. Observe penguins in Antarctica, tigers
in India or giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, for example.
Explore the underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, or track
wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
visit important and inspirational religious sites. These include trips
that follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick in Ireland, visit shrines in
France, highlight Jewish heritage along the Danube River or explore
landmarks in the Holy Land.
Some escorted tours aren't really appropriate for family vacations, and
for select itineraries young kids may not be permitted at all. However,
a few operators do offer trips specifically geared to
such as Adventures by Disney, Gate 1, Tauck, Trafalgar,
, G Adventures, Intrepid, Natural Habitat Adventures,
Abercrombie & Kent
(for river cruises).
Food and wine vacations
celebrate a destination's culinary heritage, from the vineyards of
Argentina, California and France to the markets of Mexico, China and
Vietnam. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and visits to artisan
food producers can be included in these types of itineraries.
tours and river cruises reflect a range of genres, from the blues and
jazz of the American South to the classical works of Mozart and
Beethoven. There are trips that celebrate big band, country and the
legacy of Elvis Presley.
offer opportunities to hone your camera skills in some of the world's
most intriguing settings. Typically, a professional photographer is on
hand to provide instruction on composition, lighting and camera
settings, helping you get the perfect shot. You can join a photo safari
in such destinations as Kenya, Alaska and the Galapagos.
tours and river cruises provide deeper insight into this pivotal time in
U.S. history. They incorporate re-enactments, discussions with
historians and visits to battlefields and other key sites. Our
European history and politics
trips explore both the distant and recent past; some departures focus on
World Wars I and II.
Two companies offer fun and casual vacations for younger travelers:
(for ages 18 to 35) and
(its "YOLO" trips for ages 18 to 39).
Finally, some of our vacations focus on
such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August, fall foliage season in
the U.S. and the Christmas markets of Europe.
Here are this week's Top 20 Tours
. All prices are per person,
based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
Brittany & Châteaux Country with London
, 11 days with
. Begins in Paris and ends in London with visits to Omaha
Beach, Mont St. Michel and the Loire Valley. Receive $200 per couple
in air credit
. Starting at $3,293. Departures from June 25 through
October 3, 2015.
and Greek Islands
, 10 days with Keytours
. Begins and ends in
Athens with visits to the Acropolis museum, Paros and Santorini.
Starting at $999. Departures from September 16 through November 25,
the Rhine & Moselle
, 8 days with Cruise & Maritime
. Begins and ends in Dusseldorf with stops in Rudesheim,
Bernkastel and Cologne. Enjoy reduced rates. Prices shown reflect
. Starting at $999. Departs July 26 and August 2, 9,16 &
- Venice, the Lagoon, and the Po Delta
, 6 days with
. Begins and ends in Venice with stops in Ferrara,
Verona and Adria. Two children ages 16 and under travel for free
Starting at $1,133. Departures from July 2 through August 26, 2015.
, 8 days with Brendan
. Begins and ends in
Dublin with visits to Waterford, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of
Moher. Save up to 7.5%
. Starting at $1,195. Departures from
October 31, 2015 through March 5, 2016.
6) 8 Day
Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton
days with Gate 1 Travel
. Begins in Rapid City and ends in Salt
Lake City with visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial, Old Faithful and
Jenny Lake. Save $200 per couple
. Starting at $1,549. Departures
from June 8 through September 7, 2015.
Copper Canyon Winter
, 10 days with Trafalgar
Begins and ends in Phoenix with visits to the Sea of Cortez, Alamos and
Paquime. Save up to 7.5%
. Starting at $1,619. Departures from
September 5 through December 20, 2015.
of Morocco Winter
, 10 days with Insight
. Begins and ends in
Casablanca with visits to Fez, the Todra Gorge and Marrakesh. Save up
. Starting at $1,711. Departures from November 6, 2015
through March 25, 2016.
, 9 days with CIE Tours
. Begins in Glasgow and ends in
Edinburgh with visits to Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye and St. Andrews.
Save $350 per couple
. Starting at $1,956. Departures from June 14
through October 23, 2015.
10) Taste of Devon,
Cornwall & Wales
, 10 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 $2,233.
Departures from July 12 through November 1, 2015.
Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
, 8 days with
. Begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh City
with visits to Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Penh and Tan Chau. Receive a
free eight-night land tour in Vietnam and Cambodia
. Starting at
$2,299. Departures from July 27, 2015 through January 4, 2016.
Classic Spring Norwegian Discovery
, 11 days with Hurtigruten
Begins in Bergen and ends in Trondheim with visits to Ålesund, the
Lofoten Islands and Tromsø. Save up to 25%
. Starting at
$2,420. Departures from April 3 through May 31, 2016.
8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company
. Begins in St. Louis
and ends in Cincinnati with stops in Cape Girardeau, Paducah and
Louisville. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore
. Starting at $2,699. Departs July 5, 2015.
on the Rhine
, 8 days with AmaWaterways
. Travels between
Amsterdam and Basel with stops in Cologne, Heidelberg and Strasbourg.
Save $1,500 to $3,000 per couple
. Starting at $2,799. Departures
from November 23 through December 28, 2015.
15) Vietnam Panorama
18 days with Wendy Wu Tours
. Begins in Ho Chi Minh City and ends
in Hanoi with visits to the Mekong Delta, Hoi An and Halong Bay.
Receive a free pre- or post-tour hotel night and free optional
. Starting at $3,045. Departures from July 12 through
September 27, 2015.
, 8 days with Tauck
. Begins in Phoenix and ends in
Las Vegas with visits to the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Zion National
Park. Receive one pre-tour hotel night in Scottsdale
. Starting at
$3,290. Departures from April 18 through October 14, 2016.
Danube & Prague
, 10 days with Uniworld
. Travels between
Prague and Budapest with stops in Vienna, Passau and Nuremberg. Save
$1,400 per couple
. Starting at $3,299. Departures from May 4 through
November 7, 2016.
, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company
Begins in Memphis and ends in New Orleans with stops in Vicksburg,
Natchez and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free, plus receive
free shore excursions
. Starting at $3,999. Departs June 13,
Jewels of China
, 13 days with Viking River Cruises
Travels between Beijing and Shanghai with visits to the Great Wall of
China, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian and the Three Gorges.
Companion cruises and flies for free
. Starting at $5,449.
Departures from May 3 through August 31, 2016.
Circumnavigation: Big Islands, Big Adventure
, 13 days with Quark
. Begins and ends in Longyearbyen with visits to the 14th
of July Glacier, Ny London and Sundneset. Save 15% to 25%
Starting at $8,195. Departs June 11, 22 & 23 and July 4 & 24,
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