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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
in Canada and the
Rose Bowl Parade
in Southern California. American Queen Steamboat Company
cruise that showcases German-style beers from heartland breweries.
, 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
, 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.
, 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
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
See how Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island get dressed up for the
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
on the Mississippi River, and American Cruise Lines
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
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.
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%.
$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
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
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.
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