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Tour Newsletter Dated August 29, 2016

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In today's newsletter, I'll highlight the variety of specialty travel options that we offer. On these vacations, you can learn about food and wine or photography, join a family-friendly tour or an adventure tour, or travel on an intimate barge or riverboat.

Below are our specialty trip categories. Just click any link to see itineraries, dates and rates.

Adventure tours include some sort of physical activity -- like hiking, biking or rafting -- or they feature unique itineraries in destinations such as the Galapagos, Patagonia or Antarctica. These trips often emphasize interaction with the environment, people and cultures of the regions visited.

River cruises sail the world's famed waterways, such as the Rhine, Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze and Mekong. Ships are small but well-appointed, and guided sightseeing excursions often are included each day you're in port.

Barge cruises navigate lesser-known canals and tributaries in Europe. The vessels are quite small, carrying six to 24 guests, and offer a high level of personal service. These leisurely trips explore great cities and quaint towns; some barges can be chartered by small groups.

Safaris offer thrilling wildlife encounters in the reserves of Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Depending on the safari, accommodations can include fine hotels, bush lodges and mobile tented camps that are set up close to prime game-viewing destinations.

Wildlife tours also are available in many other parts of the world. Observe penguins in Antarctica, tigers in India or giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, for example. Explore the underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, or track grizzly bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park.

Faith-based tours visit important and inspirational religious sites. These include trips that follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick in Ireland, visit shrines in Spain, highlight Jewish heritage along the Danube River or explore landmarks in the Holy Land.

Family tours that are well-suited for kids are offered by Adventures by Disney, Tauck, Trafalgar, G Adventures, Intrepid, Natural Habitat Adventures, Perillo, SITA, Abercrombie & Kent and Uniworld. Otherwise, some escorted tours aren't really appropriate for family vacations, and for select itineraries young kids may not be permitted at all.

Food and wine vacations celebrate a destination's culinary heritage, from the vineyards of Argentina, California or Italy to the markets of Peru, China or Vietnam. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and visits to artisan food producers can be included in these types of itineraries.

Music tours and river cruises reflect a range of genres, from the blues and jazz of the American South to the classical works of Mozart and Beethoven. There are trips that celebrate big band sounds and the legacy of Elvis Presley, too.

Photography tours offer opportunities to hone your camera skills in some of the world's most intriguing settings. Typically, a professional photographer is on hand to provide instruction on composition, lighting and camera settings, helping you get the perfect shot. You can join a photo safari in such destinations as Kenya, Canada and the Galapagos.

Civil War river cruises provide deeper insight into this pivotal time in U.S. history. They incorporate discussions with historians and visits to battlefields.

European history trips primarily explore sites associated with World Wars I and II.

Two companies offer fun and casual vacations for younger travelers: Contiki (for ages 18 to 35) and G Adventures (its YOLO trips for ages 18 to 39).

Finally, some of our vacations focus on special events, such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August, fall foliage season in the U.S. and the Christmas markets of Europe.



Here are this week's Top 15 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Spanish Experience, 9 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins in Madrid and ends in Barcelona. Starting at $1,095. Departures from April 1 through October 21, 2017.

2) Irish Highlights, 7 days with Brendan. Begins and ends in Dublin. Save 10%. Starting at $1,327. Departures from April 9 through October 22, 2017.

3) Italian Scene, 10 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Rome. Starting at $1,475. Departures from March 24 through October 6, 2017.

4) Best of Morocco, 9 days with Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Casablanca. Save 10%. Starting at $1,706. Departures from April 7 through October 13, 2017.

5) Heart of Wales and England, 8 days with CIE Tours. Begins in London and ends in Windsor. Save 5%. Starting at $1,966. Departures from April 8 through October 14, 2017.

6) The Classic Winter Voyage Roundtrip, 12 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Bergen. Save up to 25%. Starting at $2,040. Departures from February 1 through December 31, 2017.

7) Classic Peru, 9 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Lima. Save 10% to 15%. Starting at $2,135. Departures from September 23, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

8) Best of France, 13 days with Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Paris. Save 10%. Starting at $2,903. Departures from April 2 through October 22, 2017.

9) Wonders of the American West, 10 days with Insight Vacations. Begins and ends in Las Vegas. Save 10%. Starting at $2,903. Departures from May 14 through October 1, 2017.

10) Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria, 13 days with Insight. Begins in Munich and ends in Zurich. Companion flies for free. Starting at $3,195. Departures from April 14 through October 6, 2017.

11) Canadian Rockies by Train, 9 days with Collette. Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary. Starting at $3,199. Departures from September 15, 2016 through April 27, 2017.

12) Vineyards of South America, 11 days with Globus. Begins in Buenos Aires and ends in Santiago. Save 10%. Starting at $4,479. Departures from February 24 through November 10, 2017.

13) Splendors of Italy, 15 days with Uniworld. Begins in Milan and ends in Rome. Save $1,700 to $2,900 per couple. Starting at $6,449. Departures from March 31 through November 3, 2017.

14) 16 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Vacation, 16 days with Celebrity. Begins in Quito and ends in Lima. Starting at $10,499. Departures from September 16, 2016 through December 21, 2018.

15) South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari, 16 days with Quark Expeditions. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires. Save $5,000 per couple. Starting at $15,695. Departs February 9, 2017.

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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Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@tourvacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
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