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Gems of the Danube

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Date: April 29-May 9, 2019
9-night cruise aboard Scenic Amber

    Cruise Details

    The Danube River has shaped not only the beautiful European landscape, but also the histories of the diverse regions it flows through.

    Prague Czech Republic Stretching for hundreds of miles, the river links countries, cultures, people, and age-old traditions. From fairy-tale landscapes dotted with castles to grand hilltop cities and charming rural villages, a treasure lies beyond each horizon.

    Spend two days exploring Prague before embarking on an all-inclusive, credit card-free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Amber. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included, there is no better way to experience the Danube River region and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lines its banks.

    Explore the beauty of the Danube River, on this seven-night river cruise, with a two-night Prague land tour, aboard the elegant Scenic Amber.

    Gems of the Danube 19 map On this luxury cruise along the Danube River, marvel at magnificent scenery, explore powerful WWII sites in Nuremberg, sample beer at one of the world’s oldest breweries in Regensburg, experience a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart in the grand splendor of the iconic Palais Liechtenstein, and indulge in many more unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.

    *Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

    For more information:
    800-842-9023 or 952-918-8950
    www.GoNext.com

Gaelic Glory

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Date: June 26-July 5, 2019
8-night luxury cruise aboard Nautica

  • 2-for-1 cruise fares
  • Free airfare - from select cities
  • Free unlimited internet
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  • 4 free shore exursions
  • or free beverage package
  • or $400 Shipboard Credit

Cruise Details

Step back in time in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry; sink into Gaelic heritage at An Taibhdhearc in Galway; explore historic city of Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast and embrace Viking history in Douglas.

Itinerary

Depart for Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Gaelic Glory MapWaterford, Ireland
Cork (Cobh), Ireland
Bantry, Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Londonberry, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Douglas, Isle of Man
Dublin, Ireland

*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

For more information:
800-842-9023 or 952-918-8950
www.GoNext.com

Timeless Cuba

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Date: October 22-30, 2019
7-night luxury cruise aboard Insignia

  • 2-for-1 cruise fares
  • Free airfare - from select cities
  • Free unlimited internet
Plus Your Choice Of:Timeless Cuba 1
  • 4 free shore exursions
  • or free beverage package
  • or $400 Shipboard Credit

Cruise Details

Discover the true depth and beauty of the once-forbidden island nation of Cuba on this impressive seven-night voyage, with an included onenight pre-cruise Miami stay, aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Insignia. Uncover Santiago de Cuba’s rich heritage, be enchanted by Cienfuego’s French spirit, and experience Havana’s old-fashioned aesthetic.

Itinerary

Miami, Florida - overnight in hotel Timeless Cuba Map
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Miami, Florida

*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

For more information:
800-842-9023 or 952-918-8950
www.GoNext.com

Spotlight on Tuscany

Collette Travel

Date: November 2-10, 2019
9-day tour

  • Professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Attraction entrance fees
  • Enriching cultural experiences

Tour Details

Your tour opens in the famous spa resort town of Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Tuscany 1 A cultural tour in the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance” showcases the beautiful city of Florence. Join a local Florentine guide who highlights many of the city’s priceless treasures including a visit to the Academy Gallery* – housing Michelangelo’s monumental statue of David. At the Piazza del Duomo, the center of religious life in medieval Florence, see the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the gilded bronze doors of the Baptistery dedicated to St. John. Take the remainder of your day to explore this unparalleled city as you choose. En route to the hotel, visit a family-owned leather shop and learn the traditional Italian techniques of leather making.

Set out on a guided visit to Lucca, Tuscany’s best-kept secret. Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, medieval streets flanked by towers, and delightful squares are just some of Lucca’s charms. Visit the medieval Basilica di San Frediano. Its otherwise simple façade is adorned with a colorful 13th-century mosaic. Enjoy some time to explore at your own pace. Then set off for Borgo a Mozzano to see the remarkable Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s Bridge). Continue on to the Gothic Line. Built by the Germans, it was one of their last lines of defense during WWII. We will visit the Museum of Liberation and see the actual fortifications and bunkers.

Tuscany 2 Explore the many historic sites in the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa including the Piazza dei Miracoli, or “Field of Miracles” (UNESCO). Keep your camera handy during our stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You probably won’t be able to resist taking a picture that makes it appear as if you are holding this iconic structure up. Visit the Baptistery, the largest in all of Italy. This impressive building of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is known for its perfect acoustics. This evening we travel to the quiet countryside to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Partake in a cooking class featuring a bounty of local ingredients and culinary techniques that have been passed down for generations. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor during dinner.

Discover this charming town with a local guide. Embark on a walking tour through its narrow Gothic streets. Take in stunning palaces, mansions and the historic Piazza del Campo along the way. Then, it’s your choice! Explore Siena’s beautiful Gothic cathedral at your own pace -OR- join your guide to get to know local life in a contrada (neighborhood). Next we make our way to a Tuscan winery and meet the people behind some of Chianti‘s finest wines. Learn from experts as you savor a selection of the local varieties. You’ll also learn about the art of winemaking and the process of making olive oil.

Tuscany Map The day is yours to relax and experience the local flavor. Take this opportunity to shop at the local boutiques and dine at one of the many fine local restaurants. Or, perhaps you will choose an optional excursion to Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline dotted with terraced vineyards; explore its string of fishing villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.

Visit Begin the day traveling to the hilltop village of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. Explore this enchanting medieval town, from its famous 14 towers to its magnificent vistas overlooking the vineyards of Tuscany. Enjoy free time and perhaps indulge in some gelato. Later, enjoy breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills as we make our way to a cheese farm. Learn how the famous pecorino cheese is made before sampling it for yourself. A delightful experience awaits this evening when you attend a Tuscan feast featuring traditional cuisine and savory wines in the magical Tuscan countryside.

For more information:
800-581-8942 - refer to booking #849882
Collette Travel

Date: March 18-27, 2019
10-day tour

  • Professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Attraction entrance fees
  • Enriching cultural experiences

Tour Details

Ireland 1 Will you ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park? Or will you choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey?

Step back in time in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in ancient Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries; or visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault.

Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. Give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman.

Ireland 2 Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm.

A traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park. Travel to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for some time at leisure. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the “city of the violated treaty.”

Take in the dramatic, 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes” before relaxing over dinner in a local restaurant.

Ireland Map You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle.

For more information:
800-581-8942 - refer to booking #851920
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