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Tour Newsletter Dated October 14, 2014

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'll tell you about 10 fantastic tours of the Mediterranean. These itineraries reveal the history, art, cuisine and traditions of cities and towns in Italy, France, Greece, Croatia and more.

Mediterranean Flavors, 14 days with Cosmos -- This itinerary skims the coasts of Spain, France and Italy, stopping to explore such destinations as Barcelona, Marseille, Nice, Venice and the cliff-hugging villages of the Cinque Terre.

Spotlight on the French Riviera, 8 days with Collette Vacations -- The French city of Nice serves as home base for this vacation, where guests take guided excursions to the region's highlights. Visit a seaside palazzo in St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, for example, and discover the hidden alleys of St. Paul de Vence.

Southern Italy and Sicily, 11 days with Trafalgar -- Starting in Rome, this itinerary makes its way south to the remains of Pompeii and the charming island of Capri before heading to Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island. Here you'll visit Greek temples, dine at a winery overlooking Mount Etna and overnight in the hilltop town of Taormina.

Treasures of the Mediterranean, 11 days with Tauck -- Hotel stays in Malta and Monaco bookend a cruise aboard a three-masted schooner called Le Ponant. The 60-passenger ship calls at the islands of Corsica, Stromboli, Sicily, Elba and more.

10 Day Vesuvius Tour, 10 days with Perillo Tours -- Visit some of Italy's top sights: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Michelangelo's "David" in Florence and St. Mark's Square in Venice. You'll also tour Pompeii, enjoy local fare in a Naples restaurant and spend time on Capri.

France and Italy, 14 days with G Adventures -- Spend two weeks soaking up the culture of two countries, starting with a tasting of Burgundy wines in Beaune. Explore the tiny principality of Monaco, discover the Cinque Terre region on foot or by train, take an evening walk in Florence and enjoy free time in Rome.

Spanish Fiesta, 14 days with Globus -- Join a tour that circles through Spain, starting in Madrid, where you'll visit the world-class Prado Museum. Imagine the famous "running of the bulls" on Calle Estafeta in Pamplona, roam the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and visit Alhambra Palace in Granada.

Treasures of Greece & the Islands, 15 days with Insight Vacations -- This trip provides an introduction to the antiquities, seafront villages and other charms of Greece. See the Parthenon in Athens, meet pottery artisans, join a cooking demonstration and spend your time as you wish during days of leisure on Mykonos and Santorini.

Barcelona to Rome, 15 days with Intrepid Travel -- Get your camera ready for an array of great photo subjects, from the peaks of the Spanish Pyrenees and the seafront promenade of Nice to Pisa's leaning tower and the Renaissance architecture of Florence.

12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, 12 days with Gate 1 Travel -- This itinerary showcases four Eastern Mediterranean countries. Tour Shkodra, one of Albania's oldest cities, and Durmitor National Park in Montenegro, filled with pine forests and lakes. Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a beautiful walled city, while Bled Castle is the oldest fortress in Slovenia, dating to the 11th century.



Here are this week's Top 20 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) European Dream, 11 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Rome and ends in London with stops in Florence, Lucerne and Paris. Save up to 10%. Starting at $2,775. Departures from April 5 through October 25, 2015.

2) A China Experience, 10 days with Wendy Wu Tours. Begins in Shanghai and ends in Beijing with visits to Wuzhen, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian and the Great Wall of China. Starting at $1,840. Departures from January 17 through November 21, 2015.

3) 15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, 15 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins and ends in Bangkok with stops Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,159. Departures from November 11, 2014 through May 5, 2015.

4) Irish Heritage, 7 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Limerick and ends in Dublin with visits to the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle. Save 10%. Starting at $1,348. Departures from March 2 through November 9, 2015.

5) Grand Tour of Greece, 7 days with Keytours. Begins and ends in Athens with stops in Olympia, Delphi and Thessaloniki. Starting at $1,385. Departures from April 23 through October 1, 2015.

6) In Pursuit of Pandas, 9 days with Wendy Wu Tours. Begins in Beijing and ends in Chengdu with visits to the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China and the China Panda Conservation Center. Starting at $1,840. Departures from January 17 through August 14, 2015.

7) Grand Tour of Switzerland, 10 days with Cosmos. Begins and ends in Zurich with stops in St. Moritz, Lugano and Zermatt. Receive $200 per couple in air credit. Starting at $1,999. Departures from April 4 through October 3, 2015.

8) 9 Days in Costa Rica, 9 days with Perillo Tours. Begins and ends in San Jose with visits to Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park. Save $300 per couple. Starting at $2,099. Departures from January 3 through December 12, 2015.

9) Tulip Time Cruise, 9 days with AmaWaterways. Begins and ends in Amsterdam with stops in Arnhem, Antwerp and Willemstad. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony staterooms. Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 23 through May 5, 2015.

10) Elvis, 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. Starting at $2,549. Departs December 6, 2014.

11) Old-Fashioned Holidays, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in New Orleans with stops in Oak Alley, St. Francisville and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free. Starting at $2,549. Departs December 20, 2014.

12) 13 Day Highlights of Indochina Escapade Experience, 13 days with Pacific Delight Tours. Begins in Hanoi and ends in Bangkok with stops in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $2,609. Departures from March 19, 2015 through March 17, 2016.

13) Capitals of Eastern Canada GOLD, 8 days with Insight. Begins in Toronto and ends in Montreal with visits to Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Quebec. Save up to 10%. Starting at $2,650. Departures from May 23 through August 29, 2015.

14) Italian Treasures, 11 days with Globus. Begins and ends in Rome with stops in Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice. Receive $1,000 per couple in air credit. Starting at $2,769. Departures from January 12 through October 26, 2015.

15) The Classic Winter Voyage Roundtrip, 12 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Bergen with stops in Trondheim, the Lofoten Islands and Kirkenes. Save up to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $2,791. Departures from November 1 through December 31, 2014.

16) Christmas on the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen with stops in Bratislava, Vienna and Passau. Save 30% to 40%. Starting at $2,799. Departs December 20 & 27, 2014.

17) Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley, 11 days with Uniworld. Begins in Lisbon and ends in Porto with stops in Coimbra, Pinhao and Salamanca. Save $1,500 to $2,500 per couple off the air-inclusive price. Starting at $3,799. Departs March 26, 2015.

18) Sacred Valleys & Incan Cities, 9 days with Adventures by Disney. Begins and ends in Lima with visits to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Travelers ages 11 and under save $210 to $230 per person. Starting at $4,249. Departures from March 12 through December 19, 2015.

19) Land of the Rising Sun, 14 days with Intrepid. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto with stops in Nikko, Takayama and Hiroshima. Save 10%. Starting at $4,490. Departures from January 17 through August 29, 2015.

20) Portraits of Southern France, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Avignon and Chalon-sur-Saone with stops in Arles, Tournon and Lyon. Companion cruises and flies for free. Starting at $4,549. Departures from March 18 through April 29, 2015.

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Alan Fox
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