Christmastime in the Heart of Germany with Amy Hanten

 

Join Amy Hanten “The Cooking Mom” on this holiday European river cruise to remember! In Wiesbaden, board your Avalon Suite Ship® that is decorated and dressed up in festive Christmas colors, and embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany—ending with two nights in marvelous Prague, Czech Republic.

Behind medieval walls and towered gates, enjoy a guided walking tour in a picturesque village along the Main River. Celebrate the season in charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine).

Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the many nativity scenes exhibited throughout the town are sure to delight. Then Nuremberg, where, after your guided tour, you are free to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world. Be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a Nuremberg specialty. While on board, you’ll also learn how to bake a traditional cookie and hear all about German Christmas traditions.

Disembark your ship and travel to Prague, Czech Republic—a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time. Stand in front of the medieval Astronomical Clock and browse the Christmas markets where rows of brightly decorated wooden huts sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. And you can’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town!

Historical treasures of Germany and magnificent Prague are perfectly paired with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season on this unforgettable European river cruise.

Romantic Rhine River Cruise 2019

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”  You’ll also visit the dynamic city of Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, and the many shops, cafés, and taverns of popular Old Town.

You’ll sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River—where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Join a guided excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade.

Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

International Incident in Italy with WAPL

  

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Join WAPL’s Len Nelson in magical Italy!  On this tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sights and its marvelous art and architecture to its tasty cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the must-see ancient sights, such as Rome’s Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, dating to the late 11th century. You’ll admire Mantua – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style.

A spectacular drive through the Dolomites—the “Rocky Mountains” of Europe—brings you to Bassano, where you’ll enjoy a grappa tasting along with local specialties at the Grappa Museum. Among the many unique experiences on your tour, you’ll travel to the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century and still has the original 14 towers. From its beautiful mountains to its exciting cities and from its amazing sights to its delicious cuisine, Italy offers it all.

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North to Alaska with Christine Bellport

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Join Christine Bellport and Fox World Travel for another adventure – this time in awesome Alaska!

Your adventure starts with a flight to Seattle followed by a historic underground tour with Beneath the Streets Tours and an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle.  Enjoy a walking food tour in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market before boarding Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Solstice Alaska. It’s going to be an unforgettable 7-night Tracy Arm Fjords & Glacier Cruise.  We’ll make our way up to the amazing Inside Passage and visit Alaska’s most popular ports-of-call, like Ketchikan, the Salmon Capitol of the World! Visit Juneau, the only land-locked capital in the USA! In Skagway you’ll learn about gold-rush history and the infamous scoundrels that ran the city! Get a little taste of Britain too, in the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia.  Then it’s all about Alaska’s glaciers!  As we enter stunning Tracy Arm Fjord, passing waterfalls and tree-lined cliffs, listen for the thunderous crack of calving twin Sawyer Glaciers.  Join Christine Bellport for an authentic Alaskan experience that can’t be missed!

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Experience Alaska with Rose Gray

Alaska's Great Parks

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After many years of research and exploration, we think we’ve perfected the ideal Alaska itinerary for you! Join Rose Gray on her 10th Anniversary trip to the Great Land!  She will travel with you on a journey to the exciting parks of Alaska including Denali National Park & Glacier Bay National Park!

Your tour includes a 6-night land tour and an amazing 7-night cruise onboard Holland America’s intimate ship ms Noordam. Not only will you see two of the most beautiful parks in Alaska, you`ll visit unique and wondrous places in between. Find your fortune as you gold pan in Fairbanks, wander through a local farm market in Anchorage, meet Iditarod champs at the Seavey Homestead and then board your ship to discover even more! This is a true Alaskan experience!

London, Paris & Normandy

Join us on this custom tour of London, Paris and Normandy. You’ll enjoy four nights in London with a panoramic city tour including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, you’ll also to Windsor to see Windsor Castle and the historic site of Stonehenge. You then travel by Eurostar train to Paris for three nights. Paris highlights include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and a Paris tour at night. You’ll have plenty of free time in London and Paris to explore all the wonderful shopping, museums and cafes.

Enroute to Normandy we visit the Palace of Versailles and its incredible Hall of Mirrors. Two nights in Normandy will encompass the Normandy Beaches, American Cemetery and a wonderful farm-to-table dinner. As you head back to Paris, a visit to Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny is a true pleasure. Your guide will be Insight Vacations Tour Director John Bromage. John was born in London, met his American wife Gigi in Paris, and has lived in Normandy for the past 15 years. John is also Insights’ leading WWI and WWII historian and guide. Join us for this incredible tour!

Treasures of Italy

Join on this incredible tour of Italy.  You’ll be immersed in Italy’s historic cities, idyllic fishing villages, islands, lakes, and canals, heritage buildings, inspiring art, fabulous food and breathtaking scenery. Join us for this enchanting trip to Italy, with an extra night in Rome included!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Splendor

Discover Europe’s grandeur and the legacy of the powerful Habsburg dynasty on this soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities with Insight Vacations Tour Director, Gigi Bromage. This 11-night guided tour will take you to England, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Italy! WOW.

Be inspired by the family heritage of royalty as you meet a castle owner in the Rhine Valley and enjoy dinner at a family home in beautiful Budapest. Your journey culminates in timeless Venice with its romantic and lavish palaces.

Discover fairy-tale Germany, walking through the cobbled streets of Rothenburg with your Local Expert.

Step back in time in stately Vienna as your Local Expert brings the city’s elaborate Habsburgs heritage to life and enjoy a slice of Sachertorte at one of Vienna’s decadent cafes.  Learn about Venice’s fascinating gondola traditions from a gondolier during a private gathering. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

Munich and The Enchanting Danube River Cruise

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Join Fox World Travel for two days in Munich and then onto the beautiful SS Maria Theresa and a 7-night river cruise along the Danube.   Your stay in Munich is at the centrally located Eden Wolff hotel.  We include a full day trip to visit the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein.  This incredible castle is breathtaking and our tour will include lunch. Before departing for Passau to meet the SS Maria Theresa, you’ll have tour of Munich.

Once aboard your ship you’ll be sailing from one captivating city to the next.  Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside.  Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein, and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s world-famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop.   Discover the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage sites as you visit,” and breathtaking Vienna, the “Waltz Capital of the World” and the beautiful “Queen of the Danube”, Budapest.

Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away on this regal journey, as centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes.

Greece and Italy Cruise with Chives Restaurant

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Join Chives Restaurant for ten nights as we sail from Greece to Italy on a classic voyage with late stays or overnights in almost every port. You’ll enjoy one night in Athens, before boarding the beautiful Azamara Pursuit. You’ll then sail on to Mykonos, and the iconic Grecian views of white-washed houses, blue-domed buildings, and spinning windmills. Head to Little Venice for seaside splendor, then get a taste of the island’s legendary nightlife before you pull out of port.

Your stop in Santorini promises to be stunning. Take a cable car up to the capital of Fira and settle into a taverna for an unforgettable sunset over the Aegean. It’s time to island-hop over to Crete for the next destination. Chania is a mosaic of ancient civilizations, from Minoan, to Byzantine, to Venetian. After a day at sea, you arrive in Sorrento—a wonderfully walkable city and the gateway to the Isle of Capri. Next, Rome holds endless opportunities for adventure—even if you’ve already been. Next stop Livorno, where an overnight stay allows you to experience the opulence of Florence and picture-perfect Pisa. Conclude your voyage in Nice for a little dash of joie de vivre.