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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
Save up to $600 per couple
off the air-inclusive price of select Trafalgar
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
save $800 per couple
off vacations that are exclusively for adults.
to see all specials in Australia, New Zealand and other destinations in
the South Pacific.
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
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
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
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
Save $300 per couple
off the air-inclusive price of select Insight
by August 29.
to view all Christmas market vacations.
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
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
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
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 &
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.
to see all Mekong River cruises, and
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.
on fall, winter and spring trips with
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
days with Cosmos. Begins and ends in Florence. Save $100 per
couple, plus save an additional $300 per couple off the air-inclusive
Starting at $1,539. Departures from February 23 through May
2) Britain and Ireland Delight
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
days with Trafalgar. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Berlin. Save
Starting at $1,370. Departures from November 28 through December
4) Highlights of Taiwan
days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Taipei. Save $200 per
Starting at $1,645. Daily departures from September 7
through December 14, 2019.
5) Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Hanoi and ends in Bangkok. Save
Starting at $2,075. Departures from October 4, 2019 through May
6) Historic Cities of Eastern Canada
days with Globus. Begins in Toronto and ends in Montreal. Save
Starting at $2,296. Departures from May 8 through September 25,
7) Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
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
days with Insight Vacations. Begins and ends in Reykjavik. Save
Starting at $3,608. Departures from October 13, 2019 through
March 29, 2020.
9) Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests (BBC Earth Journey, For Families)
days with Tauck. Begins in San Jose and ends in Liberia. Young
travelers receive $200 per person off family departures.
$3,690. Departures from December 18, 2019 through December 28, 2020.
10) Exploring Australia
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.
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