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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.
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
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.
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%.
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.
$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
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
Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 23 through May
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.
$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.
$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
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
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.
at $4,549. Departures from March 18 through April 29, 2015.
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