Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rhine Getaway

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Imagine fairy-tale castles, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery-you will see all these on one of Europe’s best loved rivers-The Rhine.  From Amsterdam to Cologne and Basel, we sail past ancient vineyards and rolling meadows.

We will be visiting 4 countries on our tour-Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland.  We will get a diverse taste of each.

On a river cruise, we dock in the very heart of each city and have free time to explore on our own.  Imagine, having a coffee at a little sidewalk cafe in each town watching the day unfold.

If a relaxed, culture filled vacation visiting some of the most iconic places in the world is on your bucket list, then join me on this excellent river cruise as we sail down the magnificent Rhine river.

Here are some of the places we will visiting.

Call 919.708.8217 for more details about this cruise.  Reduced airfare from many cities available.

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Italian Lakes, Greek Islands & Venice

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Italian Lakes, Greek Islands & Venice – BOOKING NOW

Discover an incredible combination of experiences – the magic of the sun-drenched Greek islands and the beauty of northern Italy’s historic culture.

Join me as we visit Lago Maggiore, Como, Stresa, Venice and Murano Islands in Italy, then a 7 night cruise of the Greek Islands visiting Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia) Greece on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

On our tour we will be viewing some of the most breathtaking scenery and historical sights and cultures of northern Italy and the Greek Islands.

I have been to northern Italy and I can attest to the beauty of Como, Stresa and Lago Maggiore.  Our 7 night cruise will take us to some of the most picturesque places in the Greek Islands.

This Collette Vacations tour includes 13 days – 26 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners) and a complimentary dinner hosted by Cruise Like A VIP.

Come experience these two countries with me with Collette Vacations. They have put together an amazing itinerary that is sure to please everyone.

If you would like a flyer outlining the complete itinerary, please send your mailing address to and I will send out a flyer to you. Give me a call at 919.708.8217 if you have any questions.

Grazie - Efcharistó

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Magnificent Mekong

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We are revisiting the Magnificent Mekong this year.  What prompted me to promote this tour again was the Smithsonian Institute channel on television.  I was channel surfing and came upon the show about Vietnam and Cambodia.  I have always been fascinated about the Angkor temples in Cambodia.  This Viking river cruise gives us a great itinerary starting in Hanoi, Vietnam and ending in Ho Chi Minh City.  We have stops in Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia as well.

Take a look at this amazing country.  The landscape alone is worth the visit.

Many of our veterans who fought in the Vietnam war in the 60’s are permanently scarred with the memories of the war, but many would like to also see how Vietnam and Cambodia have changed – a step back in time for them.  Let’s join them on the journey.

Hope you enjoy this weeks cruise/tour.  It’s packed with lots to see and do.

Just imagine a Sampan boat ride down the Mekong River!

Here’s a preview of what you will see:

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • 2 nights in Hanoi’s deluxe Sofitel Metropole; 3 nights in Siem Reap’s superior first class Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra; 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City’s superior first class Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar)
  • Fully escorted: 14 guided tours with audio headset
  • Included meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 13 dinners, featuring regional specialties
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • 1 intra-itinerary flight
  • Culture Curriculum: Attend an Apsara dance show in Siem Reap; enjoy lectures on current affairs in Vietnam and Cambodia; visit a local elementary school
  • All port charges

Give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at for more information on this Magnificent Mekong cruise/tour. $3799 per person – 15 day cruise/tour – Round trip airfare $1247 per person.

Thanks and have a wonderful week.


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