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Tour Newsletter Dated August 4, 2015

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'll tell you about some great fall and winter vacations in the U.S. and Canada. Click the links to see applicable itineraries, departure dates and rates.

Our September and October fall foliage tours visit picturesque towns in New England and eastern Canada, traveling roadways bordered by spectacular displays of scarlet, purple, gold and orange leaves. Maple sugaring operations, cider mills and cranberry farms make appearances on some of these autumn itineraries.

Several special event tours are lined up for the coming months, giving guests access to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, the northern lights in Canada and the Rose Bowl Parade in Southern California. American Queen Steamboat Company has scheduled an Oktoberfest cruise that showcases German-style beers from heartland breweries. Alaska's Iditarod, from Globus, focuses on the state's best-known sporting event.

October and November is the time for polar bear tours in Churchill, in Canada's Manitoba province. This is when the bears congregate on the shores of Hudson Bay, waiting for it to freeze over so that they can begin their winter hunting.

Certain destinations take on a magical appearance in winter. On Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland from Trafalgar, you'll travel past evergreen forests and snowcapped peaks, take in bird's-eye views of Banff National Park from the Sulphur Mountain gondola and join a stargazing session around a bonfire in Jasper.

Or take in the quiet beauty of Yellowstone National Park, where Old Faithful sends its steamy plume above the snowy landscape and wolves, bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope are among the winter residents that you might spot.

Contiki, which caters to travelers ages 18-35, offers The Powder Rush ski and snowboard vacation in western Canada.

Some tour companies offer themed holiday trips. For a special departure of Texas - The Lone Star State, Cosmos has secured reserved seats at San Antonio's Holiday River Parade, where 28 illuminated barges will float down the city's central waterway. Or you can attend the annual lighting ceremony at Graceland on a November departure of the company's Elvis & the Southern Sounds vacation.

See how Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island get dressed up for the holidays on Southern Charm Holiday, or watch the Rockettes perform their annual "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall during Spotlight on New York City Holiday -- both tours are offered by Collette. Meanwhile, the American Queen Steamboat Company celebrates the yuletide season with its Old-Fashioned Holidays on the Mississippi River, and American Cruise Lines invites passengers to toast the arrival of 2016 on a Mississippi River New Year's Cruise.

Or maybe you're thinking of a warm-weather getaway this winter? Check out our vacations in Hawaii, Florida, San Diego and Los Angeles.

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

1) Highlights of Germany, 12 days with Cosmos. Begins and ends in Frankfurt with stops in Cologne, Berlin and Munich. Save 5%. Starting at $1,599. Departures from August 28 through December 27, 2015.

2) Classics of Turkey, 12 days with Keytours Vacations. Begins and ends in Istanbul with stops in Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Troy. Save $250 per couple. Starting at $1,095. Departures from October 15, 2015 through March 17, 2016.

3) Irish & Scottish Sampler, 8 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Dublin and ends in Edinburgh with visits to the Giant's Causeway, Belfast and St. Andrews. Save 7%. Starting at $1,714. Departures from May 9 through October 24, 2016.

4) Magical Rhine, 8 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel with visits to Cologne, Strasbourg and the Black Forest. Starting at $1,849. Departures from April 30 through October 23, 2016.

5) Essential Peru, 21 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Lima and ends in La Paz with visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca. Save 15%. Starting at $2,595. Departures from October 24 through December 19, 2015.

6) From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River, 9 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Basel and ends in Amsterdam with stops in Strasbourg, Mainz and Dusseldorf. Save 10%. Starting at $2,643. Departures from March 31 through October 9, 2016.

7) Serengeti to Victoria Falls Adventure, 20 days with G Adventures. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Livingstone with visits to Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and Lake Malawi. Save 15%. Starting at $2,949. Departs October 26, November 9 & 30 and December 14, 2015.

8) Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with visits to Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Penh and Sa Dec. Companion cruises for free. Starting at $2,999. Departs October 19 & November 30, 2015.

9) 15 Day Danube River Cruise with Berlin, Dresden & Prague, 15 days with Gate 1 Travel. Travels between Budapest and Berlin with stops in Bratislava, Vienna and Regensburg. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $2,999. Departures from May 7 through November 6, 2016.

10) Amazing Ireland, 14 days with Brendan. Begins and ends in Dublin with visits to the Giant's Causeway, Connemara and the Ring of Kerry. Save up to 10%. Starting at $3,095. Departures from April 23 through October 1, 2016.

11) Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy, 8 days with Uniworld. Begins and ends in Venice with stops in Padua, Bologna and Verona. Save $600 per couple. Starting at $3,399. Departures from April 3 through November 6, 2016.

12) Highlights of Britain - St Andrews to Land's End, 16 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in London with visits to Stonehenge, the Lake District and Stratford-upon-Avon. Save 7%. Starting at $3,548. Departures from April 17 through October 23, 2016.

13) Good Old Summertime, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in Alton and ends in St. Paul with stops in Hannibal, La Crosse and Red Wing. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $3,599. Departs August 30, 2015.

14) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Clarkston and Portland with visits to the Nez Perce National Historical Park, Sacajawea State Park and Astoria. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $3,795. Departs November 1 & 8, 2015.

15) Tropical Explorer Sydney to Cairns, 12 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Sydney and ends in Cairns with visits to Brisbane, Daydream Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Starting at $3,975. Departures from August 25 through December 15, 2015.

16) Tulips & Windmills, 10 days with Viking River Cruises. Begins and ends in Amsterdam with visits to Arnhem, Bruges and Keukenhof Gardens. Companion cruises for free plus save $2,000 per couple off airfare. Starting at $4,149. Departures from March 25 through May 6, 2016.

17) Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World, 13 days with Globus. Begins in Santiago and ends in Buenos Aires with visits to Torres Del Paine National Park, El Calafate and the Chilean Fjords. Receive a $400 per couple air credit when you purchase this vacation and flights. Starting at $4,459. Departs January 26, February 16 and March 8 & 29, 2016.

18) Canadian Rockies Getaway, 9 days with Rocky Mountaineer. Begins and ends in Vancouver with visits to Jasper National Park, Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Receive $1,000 per couple in free travel credits. Starting at $4,835. Departures from April 25 through October 6, 2016.

19) Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima Winter, 12 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka with visits to Mount Fuji, Takayama and Kyoto. Save up to 7.5%. Starting at $4,879. Departures from November 8, 2015 through February 28, 2016.

20) The Land of the Penguins, 14 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires with visits to Ushuaia, the Drake Passage and Antarctica. Enjoy special savings when you book an inside cabin. Prices shown reflect discount. Starting at $7,600. Departs November 17, 2015 and January 4 & 16, 2016.

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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