I am pleased to announce our new 2019 spring and summer season. Our 20th Anniversary river cruise tour has been very well received by our valued past clients with some categories already being waitlisted. We have three departure options from 14, 19 and up to 25-days on a grand voyage from Porto, Portugal to Paris, France with departure on September 8th, 2019. It is a combination of a coach tour exploring Northern Spain followed by an 8-day luxury river cruise of Bordeaux with AMA Waterways and continuing on the Loire Valley and ending in Paris. Additionally, we have a 20-day luxury Arctic circle cruise/tour expedition adventure departing on June 15th with Silversea Expeditions. We begin in Reykjavik, Iceland with a 3-day stay and enjoying all the local sightseeing. It is followed by a 14-day luxury cruise/tour expedition including 6-days exploring the glaciers and fjords of Svalbard, as well as the popular region for the polar bears. Take advantage of the early booking/full payment promotion. If you book and pay in full by August 31st you will receive a special savings of 10% per person with Silversea Cruises.
We have a few new river cruise/tour options cruising on the Rhine from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, as well as on the Blue Danube from Vienna to Budapest and Bucharest, Romania. We are also offering a Russian Waterways cruise on the Volga river between Saint Petersburg and Moscow on August 25th. Early booking savings of $200 per person are available on all river cruise departures. Once again we have an adventure by train from Moscow, Russia to Beijing, China departing on September 5th and our 16-day Lapland tour on June 2nd to Finland and Norway including an Arctic circle cruise along the coast of Norway. If these destinations are on your bucket list, then please view them on our website or call our office for complete details.
We are pleased to introduce two first class coach tours in 2019. The first one is a 13-day tour around Ireland, including Northern Ireland departing on June 10th and September 19th.
Our second tour is an 11-dayTuscan and Umbrian Countryside journey featuring Italy’s Charming Hill Towns departing on May 25th and September 28th, 2019. Please note, the tour of Italy is strictly limited to only 19 participants. Reserve your space now and receive early booking savings of up to $350 per person on selected travel dates.
We have in 2019, new cruise itineraries in Europe with NCL. You will note many of them are very unique. Our two 17-day Ultimate Baltic Capitals and Russia sailings on August 1st and 16th, 2019 are truly one-of-a-kind itineraries covering the Scandinavia region in depth. I also would like to highlight our 16-day sailings around Iceland and visiting the Norwegian fjords, Ireland, Scotland along with Brussels and Amsterdam with sailing dates from May thru September as well as our 15-day Western Europe Explorer from Rome to London departing on May 17th. In October, we have a great value package to the Mediterranean, where you will spend 2-nights in Rome before you set sail for 15-days to many ports of call in Italy, the Greek Isles and the Adriatic coast. If you enjoy relaxing days at sea, may I suggest one of our two trans-Atlantic crossings in October on a 20-day sailing with NCL from Copenhagen to New Orleans and a 26-day voyage with Princess Cruises from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. With the current promotion of a FREE unlimited beverage package on all NCL sailings, it simply makes the best value in traditional cruising. Early booking savings of $200 per person are also available on all these departures for a limited time.
If you are still considering a winter getaway, may I suggest one of our two packages to Australia and New Zealand. The first one is a 28-day cruise/tour with a 12-day first class fully hosted coach tour of the Downunder departing on January 18th. You will visit Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, before you set sail on a 15-day cruise around New Zealand. The second option is a 20-day package with a 15-cruise around New Zealand and a 3 night hotel stay in Sydney departing on January 26th. Should you wish to consider something closer to home this winter, join us on a Costa Rica, Ecuador or Morocco land tour, or perhaps the Hawaiian islands cruise. Space is getting limited on these great value winter getaways.