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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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Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park

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Spectacular beauty – the best description for the majestic Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.  Beginning in the Canadian province of Alberta, our tour combines the best of the prairies, the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the beauty of Montana’s Glacier National Park, giving us a superb overview of these U.S. and Canadian wonderland’s.  This itinerary is packed with everything you will need to see.  This is a photographer’s dream trip where we enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Here are some of the spectacular places we will be visiting.  Calgary, Waterton Park, Glacier National Park, Montana, Banff, Lake Louise, Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, Icefields Parkway and then back to Calgary.

And here are some of the things we will be doing on this trip.

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We will be on this Caravan tour September 23-October 1, 2017.  I will be posting pictures daily for you to enjoy.  I will organize another Canadian Rockies tour for 2018.  Hope you can join me again in 2018.

#canadianrockies#banff#lakelouise#calgary#glaciernationalpark@watertonpark@morainelake

Give me a call at 919.708.8217 for more information about this tour and to get your name on the list for the 2018 tour.

As always, thank you for being my faithful readers.  I appreciate each of you.

Malynda

 

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Join Me On A Mexican Riviera Cruise

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We are back on the ocean this week with a cruise to the Mexican Riviera.  If some don’t know where the Mexican Riviera is, think Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. We are sailing out of Long Beach, California for a fun filled week in Mexico.

While in Cabo San Lucas, be sure to visit El Arco (Land’s End) where the land actually ends on the Baja Peninsula.  A very beautiful site.  There are two beaches at Land’s End – Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach. Both accessible via boat.  A great way to get away from it all.

Mazatlan:  Known for it’s famous Malecon (boardwalk) and it’s world class fishing.

Puerto Vallarta:

This place has it all, from beautiful beaches, water sports and a vibrant nightlife scene. Some of the interesting sites are the ornate Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and range of restaurants along the El Malecon with contemporary sculptures lining the boardwalk.

What we will be eating in Mexico:

Information about our trip.

We depart Long Beach pier on April 21, 2018 and return April 28, 2018.  Rates are:

Balcony Cabin: $862.94 per person – Ocean View Cabin: $732.94 per person – Inside Cabin: $642.94 per person.  Price does not include airfare estimated at $500 per person and gratuities are additional $90.65 per person.

Call 919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net if you are interested in joining us on this Travel Club Cruise.  I will be sailing with you on this cruise.

#mazatlan#puertovallarta#cabosanlucas#mexicanriviera#carnivalsplendor

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Paris Is Calling Our Name

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This week we are taking an in-depth Spotlight Tour of Paris, France.  Paris has an allure like no other city in the world.  We will see all the dramatic highlights of Paris, have dinner at the Eiffel Tower featuring wonderful French cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views of Paris.  We will glide down the famous Seine River on a romantic river cruise surrounded by the glittering city skyline.  We can explore priceless treasures of the Louvre Museum.  Another highlight is a visit to Versailles, one of the world’s most magnificent royal palaces with the most complete example of 17th century architecture.

A great feature of this tour is we will have plenty of free time to explore Paris on our own.  Perhaps people watch at one of Paris’s many outdoor cafes’.

 

The stunning Palace of Versailles will captivate us with her beautiful gardens and world famous Hall Of Mirrors.

Rates:  $2099.00 per person includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers, tours included, 5 nights Le Meridien Etoile hotel.

 

If Paris is calling your name as it is mine, meet me July 10-16, 2018 in this beautiful City Of Light. Call for more details at 919.708.8217 or cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.

 

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Classic Greece and Its Islands of Santorini and Mykonos

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Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece’s most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens your way – choose a tour of the incredible Acropolis, or embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Wander the winding streets, vineyards, marketplaces and beaches of Mykonos and Santorini. Explore the excavations of the ancient city at Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Athens, enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and entertainment at a family-owned taverna in the lively Plaka district. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia and Corinth.

 My favorite parts of this tour are visits to Mykonos and Santorini.  We spend 3 nights in the magnificent and magical Santorini and 2 nights in Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands.

All the pictures of Santorini and Mykonos were taken by me and my guests.

 

No visit to Santorini is complete without a taste of Ouzo and Vinsanto (my favorite).

Here’s the details.  July 8-22, 2018.  15 days, 22 meals, excursions included in each city/island.  2 day extension in Crete available. $5799.00 per person includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers (home pickup).

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If these pictures have your interest in visiting Greece and the beautiful Greek Islands, please give me a call at 919.708.8217.

#greece#athens#akrotiri#santorini#mykonos#delphi#crete#acropolis#templeofzeus#meteora

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Sailing the Danube River at Christmastime

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This week we are doing some Christmas shopping at the world famous Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria.  And, we will be sailing on the beautiful and romantic Danube River.  Our journey starts in Vienna, Austria’s and ends in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to shopping for gifts for our loved ones and friends, we will be exploring medieval cities, visit historic European sites, castles and of course stop at Christmas Markets at each stop along the way.  What better way to start your holiday season.

Here’s a short version of our itinerary:

Vienna, Austria, Wachau Valley, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Wurzburg, Germany.  Wow, what a treat itinerary we have.

If these pictures get you in the mood to go to Germany and Austria to Christmas shop and see beautiful scenery, then give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at cruiselikeavip@windstream.net.

 

#austria#germany#christmasmarkets#wachauvalley#castles#gluhwein

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Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise

yukon vThis 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 3 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 where we tour the city before our overnight in Seattle.

Be sure to bring your camera for this tour.  The scenery is magnificent.  A train ride into the Yukon territory is one of my favorite tours in Alaska.

We have two options on this tour:

Cruise Only or Cruise/Land tour

This is a Collette Vacations tour which includes home pickup and return for the cruise/land tour. A great feature of these tours-no driving to the airport.

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

 

Thanks for your interest.  Alaska should be on everyone’s bucket list.  A magnificent state worth the price.

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