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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week I'll tell you about a few popular destinations for winter tours and river cruises. They range from the famed sights of Australia and New Zealand to the festive Christmas market towns of Europe. I've also listed some money-saving offers for our customers who want to explore these destinations. Just click the links to see applicable departures and prices.

Australia and New Zealand

Travel Down Under during Australia and New Zealand's summer season, which begins in November and winds down in February.

In Australia, tours often visit vibrant Sydney, highlighting its famed harbor, opera house and the surfers' haven of Bondi Beach. Ride the legendary Ghan train through the Outback and photograph a sunrise or sunset over Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Stretching for about 1,500 miles off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef supports a seemingly endless array of sea life; tour guests can snorkel here or board a glass-bottom boat or semisubmersible vessel.

In New Zealand, explore the wine country of Marlborough, witness a sheep-shearing demonstration, walk amid the bubbling springs of Rotorua or see a Maori cultural performance. Many tours include a day cruise on the icy blue waters of Milford Sound, hugged by glacier-carved valleys. Your itinerary also might visit Aoraki, or Mount Cook, the country's highest peak.

Save up to $600 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Trafalgar vacations when you book by August 31.

Save up to 30% off select G Adventures departures. Prices shown reflect discount. Book by August 31.

Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $500 per person off Adventures by Disney trips, or save $800 per couple off vacations that are exclusively for adults.

Click here to see all specials in Australia, New Zealand and other destinations in the South Pacific.

South America

Our South America tours visit famed historic sites, natural attractions and exciting cities like Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. One of the most popular destinations is Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas that sits at 8,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Its construction dates to around 1400.

Iguazu Falls spans the border between Brazil and Argentina. The spectacular series of falls is about 1.7 miles wide, with the longest cascade measuring more than 260 feet. Meanwhile, Amazon River itineraries reveal the wildlife and plants of this tropical rainforest region. Naturalists often accompany groups, helping guests spot scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, sloths and pink river dolphins. You can choose a land-based tour or a sailing on an expedition vessel.

Save $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Cosmos tours. Book by August 26.

Save up to $800 per couple off select Collette itineraries. Book by August 31.

Save 15% off select Monograms itineraries, plus save $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price of 2020 trips when you book by August 26.

Click here to see all of our offers for South America tours.

Christmas Markets of Europe

Christmas markets take place in the public squares of many cities and towns in Europe, especially in Germany and Austria. They typically begin in the last week of November and run through Christmas Eve. Sparkling white lights and evergreen boughs decorate vendors' booths, and often there are choir performances and activities for children.

You can visit the markets on an escorted land tour or on a river cruise on the Danube or Rhine. Nuremberg hosts one of Germany's oldest and largest markets, famous for its gold foil angels and for the little "prune men" made of dried fruit and nuts. In Munich, the main bazaar takes place in the Marienplatz; nearby is the Kripperlmarkt, where vendors specialize in figures for Nativity scenes. You can sample stollen (a sweet bread filled with dried fruit) in Dresden and bredele (a traditional Alsatian cookie) in Strasbourg.

Save up to $3,500 per couple off select sailings with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection when you book by August 31.

Save $2,000 per couple off select AmaWaterways river cruises, plus receive a free cabin upgrade and a $100 per stateroom onboard credit when you book by August 31.

Save $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Insight vacations. Book by August 29.

Click here to view all Christmas market vacations.

Southeast Asia

The most popular Southeast Asia itineraries among our customers are those that incorporate river cruising on the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam or the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma).

While in Cambodia on a Mekong itinerary, guests might visit the Silver Pagoda in the capital city of Phnom Penh, view the birdlife of Tonle Sap Lake on a motorboat excursion or spend time in a village famed for its silk weavers. Angkor Archaeological Park, where the ornate stone temples and beehive towers date to the early 12th century, is a top attraction.

In Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, you'll visit sites linked to the Vietnam War, like the War Remnants Museum and the underground tunnels used as hideouts by the Viet Cong. Other highlights include the floating market of Cai Be and a cruise in Halong Bay aboard a traditional boat called a junk.

Irrawaddy River vacations incorporate hotel stays and sightseeing in Myanmar and Thailand. Tours in the Thai capital of Bangkok take in the walled Grand Palace, while colonial architecture and golden temples are seen in Yangon (Rangoon), the former Burmese capital. On the Irrawaddy, guests visit places like Thayetmyo, home to a 19th-century covered market, and Bagan, where more than 2,000 ancient temples and monasteries remain.

Save up to $4,000 per couple off select Avalon Waterways sailings on the Mekong when you book by August 27.

Fly for free in economy from select gateways or save $3,000 per couple on Irrawaddy departures with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Plus, receive an additional discount of up to $300 per couple when you book by August 31.

Save $1,000 per couple off round-trip airfare from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Viking cruises on the Mekong. Book by August 31.

Click here to see all Mekong River cruises, and click here for savings on Irrawaddy River departures.

Europe Value Season

These departures from October through mid-April are ideal for travelers who want to visit Europe during its more tranquil seasons. You'll encounter fewer tourist crowds on trips that are priced lower than comparable summer itineraries.

Save 5% on fall, winter and spring trips with Insight, Trafalgar and Brendan when you book by August 29. Prices shown reflect discount.

Here are this week's Top 10 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Gourmet Tuscany, 8 days with Cosmos. Begins and ends in Florence. Save $100 per couple, plus save an additional $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $1,539. Departures from February 23 through May 31, 2020.

2) Britain and Ireland Delight, 10 days with CostSaver. Begins and ends in London. Save $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $1,100. Departures from September 6, 2019 through March 27, 2020.

3) German Christmas Markets, 8 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Berlin. Save 5%. Starting at $1,370. Departures from November 28 through December 8, 2019.

4) Highlights of Taiwan, 8 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Taipei. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,645. Daily departures from September 7 through December 14, 2019.

5) Best of Vietnam & Cambodia, 18 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Hanoi and ends in Bangkok. Save 15%. Starting at $2,075. Departures from October 4, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

6) Historic Cities of Eastern Canada, 9 days with Globus. Begins in Toronto and ends in Montreal. Save 10%. Starting at $2,296. Departures from May 8 through September 25, 2020.

7) Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe, 14 days with Collette. Begins in Berlin and ends in Warsaw. Save up to $800 per couple. Starting at $2,999. Departures from September 8, 2019 through August 16, 2020.

8) Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights Winter, 7 days with Insight Vacations. Begins and ends in Reykjavik. Save 5%. Starting at $3,608. Departures from October 13, 2019 through March 29, 2020.

9) Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests (BBC Earth Journey, For Families), 8 days with Tauck. Begins in San Jose and ends in Liberia. Young travelers receive $200 per person off family departures. Starting at $3,690. Departures from December 18, 2019 through December 28, 2020.

10) Exploring Australia, 18 days with Collette. Begins in Melbourne and ends in Sydney. Save up to $1,200 per couple off this trip. Starting at $4,499. Departs February 21, March 20, April 24 and October 10, 2020.

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
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go

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