Let’s Go To Jamaica

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This week we are visiting Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  I have had so much interest in Ocho Rios, I decided to organize a group trip for next April 23-28, 2017.  We will be staying at the All-Inclusive RIU Ocho Rios Resort. Take a look at the resort and all the activities available in the area.  A must do is Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica’s national treasure and a major tourist attraction.  Everyone should climb the falls at least once.  I did, and loved it.

Please call for resort and air rates from your departure airport at 919.708.8217 or e-mail cruiselikeavip@windstream.net, facebook/cruiselikeavip for more information.

 

#Ocho Rios#Jamaica

 

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Classic Spain

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This week we are visiting Spain with Collette Tours.  I have been to Spain, but only briefly and would like to revisit this amazing country.  On this tour, we will be visiting Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid.

I chose this 13 day tour that combines the best of Spain with tours included.  What an amazing itinerary.

 

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Be sure to call me for more details about this cultural immersion of Spain at 919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.  You can also check out my facebook page at facebook/cruiselikeavip.

 

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France Magnifique

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This week we are staying in Europe and enjoying Paris and the Normandy Beaches along with visits to the beautiful Loire Valley, Avignon and Marseille.  Bask in the rich culture and romance of fascinating France on our tour that explores captivating Paris, picturesque Provence, historic Normandy and breathtaking Le Mont St. Michel.  Also, we will be taking a train from Paris to Avignon for two nights and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Provence.

Here are some of the places we will be visiting.  Hang on, this is going to be a wonderful ride.

If this tour is stirring your soul to visit France, then give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at cruiselikeavip@winstream.net for more information.

Thank you for being my loyal readers.  I appreciate each of you.

#paris#normandybeaches#louvre#eiffeltower#avignon#marseille#france

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Alaskan Cruise/Tour

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Hi all,  I have organized an Alaskan Cruise/Tour with Princess cruise lines.  This tour begins in Fairbanks Alaska for a 3 day land package visiting Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley and Anchorage.  Then on to a fabulous 7 night cruise on the Island Princess ship visiting Skagway, Ketchikan and Juneau with sailing on Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier.

This is a promotional tour with some great free amenities.  With this promotion, you get $75.00 per person on board credit (2 people per cabin), free gratuities and free cabin upgrades, along with a $100 deposit per person to book.  These promotions will end November 16th, so give me a call if you are interested.

 

The price I have listed is for 3 nights land resorts, 7 night cruise, round trip transfers, round trip airfare, transfers from lodges to train/ship. Cruise/tour per person with air is $3763.76 per person.  If you want to do the cruise only, the rate is $2595.04.  Not bad prices for this cruise/tour.

Check out Alaska and Canada.  This is a wonderful cruise/tour.

Give me a call for more details and tour options.  919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.

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Spotlight on San Antonio

This week we are visiting San Antonio, Texas.  An added treat for us is the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

 

Relax Texas-style when we settle into our River Walk hotel – Omni La Mansion Del Rio on this 5-day Spotlight on San Antonio tour.  Spend an evening watching some of the country’s top cowboys compete at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, followed by a live music concert, and yes these are included in your price of the tour.  We visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the legendary Alamo and Mission San Jose.  Then you will have a choice of activities – the South Texas Heritage Center Witte Museum to learn about the history of the San Antonio region, or explore the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.  Journey to Stonewall to spend time at the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.  Then on to charming Fredericksburg nestled in the Hill country and rich with German heritage.  Discover the bold flavors of Texas during our tour of an olive orchard, sampling the local olive oils and wines.  Then have a barbecue dinner at the ranch.  We will cruise along the Paseo del Rio and immerse ourselves in the laid-back atmosphere of this Texas city.

Our tour at a glance –

  • Discover the German settlement of Fredericksburg set in the Hill Country
  • Experience El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace
  • Visit the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United Sates
  • Attend the Stock SHow & Rodeo followed by a live music concert
  • Cruise along the famous San Antonio River Walk

Our hotel is Omni La Mansion del Rio on the River Walk

 

This is a Collette escorted tour which will give us a full immersion into San Antonio and the surrounding area.  Hope you can join us for the Rodeo – bring your cowboy/cowgirl boots!

Call for more details at 919.708.8217 or email at cruiselikeavip@windstream.net

#sanantonio#thealamo#rodeo

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Costa Rica Natural Paradise

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Welcome to the “rich coast”, the friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty.  With naturalist guides, we see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs, and cruise through biological reserves.  With included excursions each day and all meals included, this place is amazing.  I hope will put Costa Rica on your bucket list.  It is an ecological dream.  This is one of my favorite tours.

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Call for details about this amazing escorted Caravan tour at 919.708.8217.

Date for this Caravan tour is February 4-12, 2018.  Rate: Tour, taxes, insurance, transfers-$1693.00 per person.  Estimated airfare for February, $500.00 per person.

 

#costarica#arenalvolcano#manualantoniopark#guanacaste#fortuna#sanjose

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Costa Rica Natural Paradise

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Welcome to the “rich coast”, the friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty.  With naturalist guides, we see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in jungle rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs, and cruise through biological reserves.  With included excursions each day and all meals included, this place is amazing.  I hope will put Costa Rica on your bucket list.  It is an ecological dream.  This is one of my favorite tours.

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Call for details about this amazing escorted Caravan tour at 919.708.8217.

Date for this Caravan tour is February 4-12, 2018.  Rate: Tour, taxes, insurance, transfers-$1693.00 per person.  Estimated airfare for February, $500.00 per person.

 

#costarica#arenalvolcano#manualantoniopark#guanacaste#fortuna#sanjose

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Alaska Denali Explorer Cruise/Tour

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This week we are in for a treat as we visit our 49th state – Alaska, land of beautiful scenic vista’s and wildlife you can see up close.  Our tour begins with the land portion starting in Fairbanks.  While in Fairbanks we will take a Sternwheeler Cruise down the Chena River.  Then on to Denali for 2 nights where we will have a full day in the Denali National Park viewing wildlife and majestic Mt. McKinley-or as natives call Denali.  Then on to Anchorage where we board our Princess Cruise Lines ship for 7 nights visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, magnificent Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage. Our journey ends in Vancouver.

Be sure to bring your cameras on this trip.  You will take hundreds of pictures, each port stop is magnificent.

This is an amazing cruise/tour on Princess cruise lines.  We will stay at some of the most beautiful lodges in Alaska.  Give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail cruiselikeavip@windstream.net for more details.

Rates:

Inside Cabin per person $2218.30 Ocean View Cabin per person $2868.30 Balcony Cabin per person $3218.30

Gratuities additional $90065 per person cruise only

Airfare available upon request.

 

As always, thanks for reading.  I appreciate each of you.

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Shades of Ireland – The Emerald Coast

The-Cliffs-of-Moher-and-the-StackFrom vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast and onwards to Derry, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle.  This is a Collette Vacations escorted tour.  I have traveled with Collette before and they are an excellent tour company.  You will be sure to enjoy this 13 day grand tour of Ireland.

Our stops on this grand tour of Ireland are:

Ring of Kerry – Cliffs of Moher – Waterford – Killarney – Blarney – Dublin – Belfast – Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Glens of Antrim – Donegal Town – Enniskillen.

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For more details about this Shades of Ireland Grand Tour, please give me a call at 919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.

Current rates:  $4924.00 per person. Inclusions: Round trip airfare, round trip transfers, home/airport complimentary pickup, hotels, included tours in each city, 17 meals including a Medieval castle feast.

 

#ireland#belfast#dublin#ringofkerry#blarney#cliffsofmoher#waterford

 

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Switzerland – Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains

 

 

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I am so excited to share one of my favorite destinations with you all,  Switzerland, a beautiful, scenic country with hospitable people and one of the cleanest and pristine countryside’s you will ever visit. The pictures below are of the Swiss Alps, and the world famous Matterhorn. The mountain range stretches across 8 different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

I visited Switzerland several years ago and always wanted to go back, so now I get a chance to re-visit in 2018.  The tour I selected includes three legendary Alpine railways – the Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Gstaad to Montreux; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz; and the Bernina Pass Train, which takes us into Italy.  We also cruise across two of the most scenic lakes in the world, Lake Como and Maggiore.  We stay in stunning and exclusive resort villages including Zermatt (my favorite), St. Moritz and Lago Maggiore, Italy.  In Lucerne you will see for yourself why it is called the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”  Lucerne is truly spectacular.  Our dates are August 27-September 5, 2018.  Hope you can join me!

 

Here’s our daily itinerary:

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Day 2: Lucerne, Switzerland – our tour begins

Day 3: Lucerne

Day 4: Lucerne, Golden Pass Train, Montreux, Zermatt

Day 5: Zermatt

Day 6: Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz

Day 7: St. Moritz, Bernina Pass Train, St. Moritz

Day 8: St. Moritz, Lake Como, Italy, Lago Maggiore, Italy

Day 9: Lago Maggiore, Italy

Day 10: Lago Maggiore -our tour ends in Milan

I have to tell you, these pictures do not do justice to the beauty of Switzerland.  The air is fresh and clean, the people are friendly, and above all Switzerland is a neutral country which is one of the safest places we can visit in Europe.

Really look at these pictures and then give me a call for more details on this photographic journey through the beauty of Switzerland.

Rates:  $5705.23 per person. Price includes round trip airfare,  airport transfers,home pickup and return, hotels (resorts), tours included in each stop, 3 train excursions and 12 meals included.

Call 919.708.8217 or e-mail me at cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.

#switzerland#zermatt#matterhorn#lucerne#stmoritz#lakecomo#lagomaggiore#gstaad

 

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Let’s Meet In Aruba

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Welcome to my favorite island – Aruba.  It’s time to see for yourself how wonderful and friendly this island paradise is.  Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island located 15 miles north of Venezuela.  Home to beautiful white sand beaches, 82 degree average annual temperatures and since Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt, anytime is a great time to visit.  For the non-sun worshipers, Aruba has casino’s in every resort and two large casino’s in downtown Orangastad along with excellent shopping opportunities.  Aruba definitely has something for everyone.

For the golfer’s, I can arrange your tee times at either Tierra del Sol or the Links at Divi, both premier golf courses.  And, for the fishermen/women, I can arrange deep sea charter fishing.

If you take an island tour, which I recommend, you will see two diverse climates on the island.  On the tropical side, beautiful beaches and swaying palm trees with crystal clear water of the Caribbean sea beckons you.  On the desert side, you will see rugged desert, giant aloe and cactus plants along with the Arikok National Park.  This park looks exactly what you our southwest deserts look like.  You will definitely think you are on two separate islands once you see the diversity.

Now for the information about our trip to Aruba.  July 15-20, 2018.  RIU ANTILLAS Adults Only All Inclusive Resort.  5 nights Jr. Suite Ocean View, round trip airfare, round trip transfers, all meals, all beverages (sodas, beer, wine, cocktails), all taxes and tips, non motorized watersports, nightly entertainment and exchange privileges with the sister property RIU Palace next door.

RDU departures – $2110.00 per person.  CLT departures – $2108.00 per person.

Other departure gateway’s available upon request.

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Hope you can join us in Aruba next July.  Bon Bini!!!

919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net

#aruba#arikoknationalpark#altovista#orangastad#depalmisland#riuantillas

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