​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“Step Inside the Best of Small Town Germany” 

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Dates:  May 13 – 24, 2018

Price:  from $2,159 per person in twin room (land package; airfare separate)

Includes: 
  • Meet & greet at Frankfurt Airport with round-trip train transfers
  • 10 nights’ twin or double-bedded lodging in family-run 2.5 to 3-star German hotels (private facilities)
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners, & Rhine wine-tasting in 1,000-year-old stone tower
  • Hosted daily train excursions with Ann & 5 locally guided walking tours
  • German Rail 1st class twin passes, valid for 5 days of unlimited travel
  • Scenic Rhine River Gorge chairlift ride & romantic 2-hour Rhine cruise
  • Visit to largest 13th century Rhine fortress & Mosel River UNESCO town
  • Regional 2nd class train pass for Black Forest regional travel
  • Tour of Black Forest open-air museum & hands-on local bun-baking class
  • Welcome piece of Black Forest Cherry Torte with cup of hot tea or coffee
  • Private mask woodcarving demo by Black Forest artisan & master carver
  • Tour of 11th century former Benedictine Abbey & old boarding school  
  • Monastery brewery museum tour with beer samples, wieners & soft pretzels, beer schnapps, & gift souvenir
  • Guided visit to wine village with chairlift ride to park overlooking Rhine Valley
  • Tour of Black Forest glass factory with a “blow-your-own-glass-vase” souvenir
  • Swimming in warm water thermal spa, a quintessential German experience
  • Free time to relax, wander, shop, & explore​

“Bike the Best of the Azores:  São Miquel Island”

 ​​​​​​​Dates:  May 24 – June 2, 2018

Price:   $2,659 per person in twin room (land package; airfare separate)

Includes:
  • 8 overnights’ in twin-bedded 3 to 4-star hotels in 2 “home-base” towns
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, &  1 welcome dinner
  • 5 to 6 island bike rides with experienced local guide & tour manager Ann
  • Use of mountain bicycle, helmet, & bike lock
  • Guided 3-hour walking tour of Ponta Delgada city
  • Luggage transfer between hotels & SAG (support vehicle) during bike rides
  • Day excursion by jeep to warm waterfalls swimming area
  • Day trip by boat for whale & dolphin-watching  
    

“Cruise S.E. Asia’s Charming Mekong Region with AMA Waterways”

Dates:  Aug 5 – 13  or  Aug 19 -27, 2018

Price:   from $1,549 per person in cruise twin-bedded cabin (land package price; airfare separate.)
 
***Two extra post-cruise overnights in Siem Reap, Cambodia are recommended.

Includes:
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights’ luxury, twin-balcony AMA Waterways cruise ship stateroom
  • Daily bottled water & all on-board dining
  • Welcome cocktail & dinner
  • Unlimited wine at lunch & dinner, plus complimentary local beer/soft drinks
  • Visit to rice paper & candy-making shop
  • Boat ride to Sa Dec with temple & open market tours
  • Excursion to Tan Chau craftsmen’s workshops
  • Trickshaw ride,  silk-making store visit & rattan matt-making demo
  • Day trip to Phnom Penh “Killing Fields” with Genocide Museum entry
  • Royal Palace visit in Phnom Penh
  • Tuk tuk ride
  • On board Khmer children’s folk dancing performance
  • Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at Cambodian monastery
  • Trip to the Tonle Sap River floating villages & markets  
    

  ​​​​​​​​​​​“Cycle the Best of Exotic Northwest India”

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Dates:  October 4 –15, 2018
Price:   $2,959 per person in twin room (land package; airfare separate)

Includes:
  • All transfers, excursions, & sightseeing in air-conditioned mini-van or coach
  • Services of Englishspeaking cycling escort & local city tour guides
  • SAG support vehicle during bike rides
  • 10 nights’ lodging in 3-star twin-bedded hotels in Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Karauli, Ranthambhore,& Jaipur
  • Bicycle rental
  • All buffet breakfasts, all dinners, & 4 picnic lunches
  • Bottled water & canned juices during bike ride days
  • Open-bus canter tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park
  • Guided visits of the Taj Mahal, mosques, spice & handicrafts markets, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Amber Fort Maharaja Mansingh, & more.  
    

“Cruise Alluring Antarctica & South America - Holland America 2019”

Dates:  January 30 – February 21, 2019

Prices:   $4,524 per person for inside twin cabin (**outside cabin upgrades available)
               $3,658 per person for inside triple cabin
               $3,224 per person for inside quad cabin

The 22-Day Cruise Highlights:
  • Sailing to the Chilean ports of San Antonio, Puerto Montt, Castro, Chacabuco, & Puenta Arenas
  • Cruising the Chilean Fjords, Canal Sarmiento, Amalia Glacier, & Glacier Alley in Chile
  • Cruising the Straits of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, & Antarctica  
  • Sailing to Port Stanley (Falkland Islands), Puerto Madryn (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), & Buenos Aires

Itinerary:

[22 Night South America and Antarctica Cruise from Buenos Aires]

Includes:
  • Inside cruise cabin based on 2, 3, or 4-persons (ask for cabin upgrades)
  • All  meals on-board, including 24-hour cabin service
  • Coffee, tea, milk, juice, & non-bottled water on ship
  • On-board shows, discos, comedy clubs, & more
  • Use of all fitness facilities, pools, hot tubs, sports courts, etc.
  • Port taxes & government fees

Not included:
  • Airfare to Santiago, Chile & back from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Transfers to the ship
  •  Crew gratuities
  • Casino gambling or bingo
  • Meals in any special dining venues
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, or alcohol
  • Shore excursions or sightseeing tours
  • Spa or salon services
  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs or photos
  • WIFI internet access
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

   ​​​​"​​​​​​​​​Step Inside the Best of Village Switzerland”

 ​​​​Dates:  September 17 -25, 2019
Price:   $2,179 per person in twin room (land package; airfare separate)

Includes:
  • Meet & greet at Zürich Kloten Airport
  • Train transfer to alpine village hideaway, our “home-base” for 7 nights
  • Swiss 2nd class rail pass, valid for 8 days of unlimited train travel
  • 7 nights’ twin-bedded lodging in cozy family-run village hotel
  • 7 full breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Hosted daily excursions by scenic train, postal bus, & boat with Certified Switzerland Specialist tour manager Ann
  • Entrance fees to 13th century castle, folk art-traditions museum, & selected other sights
  • Lake Brienz steamer ride from woodcarvers’ village
  • Swiss cheese & chocolate factory tours with taste-testing
  • Day trip to Italian Switzerland with visit to 16th century monastery
  • Visits to two traditional alpine village folk festivals
  • Guided walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Bern, Swiss capital city
  • Optional easy hiking, wine-tasting, & time to relax or explore on your own 
    

“Step Inside the Best of Lapland:  Magical Sami Sweden”

Dates:  Dec 26, 2019 – Jan 2, 2020
Price:   $3,529 per person in twin room (land package; airfare separate)

Includes:
  • 2 nights’ twin-bedded hotel room in 3-star Stockholm hotel
  • 7 nights’ twin-bedded lodging in Abisko & Kiruna mountain lodges
  • Transfers, welcome orientation, & use of hotel saunas
  • Services of trained Swedish guide & tour manager Ann
  • Cable car ride up Nuolja Mountain
  • Most meals per itinerary
  • Guided daily mushing & snowshoe outings, x-country skiing, & snowmobile excursions, with winter sports instruction
  • Tour of world-famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  • All necessary warm gear for outdoor activities
  • Walking tour of Stockholm & more!