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Tour Newsletter Dated January 17, 2019
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,In this week's newsletter, I'll highlight 50 brand-new guided tours from 20 companies. For day-to-day sightseeing details, departure dates and rates, click the links.
Easy Pace Malta (4 or 6 days) -- The oceanfront Radisson Blu Resort in St. Julian's is your home base for a leisurely exploration of the Mediterranean isle.
Northern Lights of Scandinavia (10 days) -- Scan the night skies for the glowing aurora borealis on a route from Helsinki to Oslo.
Greek Island Hopper (12 days) -- This itinerary combines sightseeing at top Athens attractions with idyllic island escapes in Santorini and Mykonos.
See all new Insight Vacations trips.
Britain Uncovered (12 or 13 days) -- Ride a train through the scenic Lake District, see Shakespeare's schoolroom and spend time in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
The Best of Italy & Sicily (16 days) -- Guests explore top cities like Milan and Rome before heading to the Greek ruins and seaside towns of Sicily.
New England and the Hudson Valley (12 days) -- See the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Boston's historic sites and the West Point Military Academy.
See all new Globus trips.
Alaska and the Yukon (14 or 21 days) -- See glaciers and gold rush towns while traveling by motorcoach, sightseeing boat and train; the 21-day version includes a weeklong Alaska cruise.
East Coast Islands and Rainforest (13 days) -- This trip focuses on eastern Australia's attractions, from the Hunter Valley wine country to the Great Barrier Reef.
Treasures of Spain and Portugal (14 days) -- Absorb the history and culture of these two countries as you stroll the squares of Madrid, dine at an olive oil estate and sample port wine in Porto.
See all new Trafalgar trips.
The Irish Foodie Tour (8 days) -- Go to a whiskey distillery in Dublin, browse the bustling English Market of Cork and join a chocolate-making class in Kerry.
Taste of Iceland & Ireland (10 days) -- Go from the geysers and black-sand beaches of Iceland to castles and a medieval banquet in Ireland.
Taste of Italy (7 days) -- Travelers spend two nights each in Venice, Florence and Rome and visit top attractions like the Doge's Palace and the Colosseum.
See all new CIE trips.
Highlights of the Baltics (9 days) -- Travel to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and explore old town districts and historic cathedrals with local experts.
Ultimate Ireland (12 days) -- This trip circles through the Emerald Isle with visits to Titanic Belfast and the Guinness Storehouse and a stay at Ashford Castle.
New England's Magnificent Autumn (10 days) -- Take in the brilliant foliage along with a Maine lobster feast, a historic White Mountains resort and sightseeing in New York City.
See all new Luxury Gold trips.
Highlights of New Zealand (11 or 14 days) -- Learn about the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and cruise beautiful Milford Sound; longer trips add a resort retreat in Fiji.
Essential Hawaii (8 days) -- This Oahu and Maui itinerary provides guided visits to the USS Arizona Memorial and Iao Valley, plus plenty of free time.
England Explorer (7 days) -- See London, the Cotswolds and Liverpool your way on one of Cosmos' new Cosmos Lite tours, which allow travelers to schedule each day as they wish.
See all new Cosmos trips.
Gate 1 Travel
8 Day Affordable Switzerland (8 days) -- Highlights include a ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lugano.
10 Day Enchanting Italy with Umbria (10 days) -- Visit the Doge's Palace in Venice and Pompeii's ruins, as well as the treasures of Florence, Siena and Rome.
12 Day Enchanting Scotland (12 days) -- Delve into Scottish history as you tour castles like Dunvegan, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in the country, and the ancient settlement of Skara Brae.
See all new Gate 1 trips.
Adventures by Disney
Japan (11 days) -- Many activities fill this family-friendly itinerary, from a country bike ride and city walking tours to a demonstration of samurai swordsmanship.
Canadian Rockies (7 days) -- Stay at luxury Fairmont properties on a trip that embraces the natural splendor and recreation of Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise.
Disneyland Resort and Southern California Short Escape (4 days) -- This getaway provides VIP visits to The Walt Disney Studios, the Disney Archives and Walt's apartment.
See all new Adventures by Disney trips.
Cycle the Camino de Santiago (8 days) -- Pedal more than 180 miles of this pilgrimage route in northern Spain, from Leon to Santiago de Compostela.
Japan: Land of the Snow Monkeys (13 days) -- During the quieter winter season, see the Jigokudani snow monkeys in their hot springs and overnight in a traditional inn, or ryokan.
Best of Costa Rica (9 days) -- This vacation includes two nights at a cloud forest lodge, lounging on white-sand beaches and opportunities to spot monkeys and sloths.
See all new Intrepid trips.
Spotlight on Santa Fe (6 days) -- Guests see the sights of New Mexico's capital, learn how to make tamales and visit the artists community of Madrid.
Journey Through Southern France from Bordeaux to Provence (10 days) -- Stay at a Dordogne Valley chateau, learn about Bordeaux wines and hunt truffles with a trained dog.
Treasures of Europe from London to Rome (12 days) -- This itinerary showcases the popular destinations of London, Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Florence and Rome.
See all new Collette trips.
Local Living Italy - Coastal Tuscany (7 days) -- Guest accommodations at a farm in Capalbio serve as your base for exploring seaside towns and the Tuscan hillsides.
Bolivia Salt Flats Express (5 days) -- Immerse yourself in the otherworldly, reflective landscape of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat.
Maldives Island Hopping (8 days) -- Spend a relaxing vacation in this Indian Ocean archipelago.
See all new G Adventures trips.
Shamrocks & Leprechauns (10 days) -- Become a medieval archer at a "Game of Thrones" filming location and visit a sheep farm on this family adventure in Ireland.
SITA World Tours
Carnival in Rio (4 days) -- This March departure provides a reserved seat for the Carnival parade in the Sambadrome, plus a cog train ride up Corcovado Mountain.
Imperial Cities of Morocco (7 or 10 days) -- From Casablanca, guests see the walled old quarter of Meknes, tour the souks of Fes and enjoy a traditional meal in Marrakesh.
Taiwan: The Hidden Gem of Asia (10 days) -- Take the Alishan Forest Railway to view the sunrise over the peaks of Yushan and walk the narrow alleys of cliffside Chiufen.
See all new SITA trips.
Uncommon Venice, Florence & Rome (8 days) -- Stay in a former Venetian palazzo, view early 14th-century frescos in Padua and enjoy an after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel.
The Tauck Jazz Event (5 days) -- Filmmaker Ken Burns helped create this New Orleans trip, which presents private musical performances and an exclusive event at famed Preservation Hall.
Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali (14 days) -- Make a sunrise excursion to ninth-century Borobudur, see komodo dragons and spend three nights at the famed Raffles Hotel Singapore.
See all new Tauck trips.
Alexander + Roberts
Cuba Inside Out (9 days) -- "People-to-people" encounters fill this itinerary, including time with a family in their Old Havana apartment and dinner with a journalist.
Joys of Greece (12 days) -- From Athens, follow an off-the-beaten-path itinerary to the villages of Pelion Mountain and the tiny island of Alonissos.
Exotic China, Tibet + Pandas (13 days) -- Unique experiences include a chance to help conservationists restore parts of the Great Wall and go behind the scenes at a panda sanctuary.
See all new Alexander + Roberts trips.
Contiki (for travelers ages 18 to 35)
European Encounter (17 days) -- This budget-friendly trip travels through 10 countries, with overnights in Prague, Florence and more.
Taste of Tanzania (7 days) -- Seek elephants, lions, zebras and other wildlife in top game parks, like Ngorongoro Crater.
See all new Contiki trips.
Natural Habitat Adventures
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal (10 days) -- Explore part of a 75,000-square-mile wetlands sanctuary by foot, boat and in four-wheel drive vehicles.
India Tiger Quest (7 days) -- Observe Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park; several departures are designated as photo safaris.
See all new Natural Habitat Adventures trips.
Abercrombie & Kent
Vietnam: A Nation Revealed (12 days) -- Tour Hanoi's Old Quarter, cruise Halong Bay and cycle through the Mai Chau countryside.
Northern Lights of Lapland (9 days) -- Go dog-sledding and snowshoeing and scan the skies over northern Finland for the mesmerizing aurora borealis.
See all new Abercrombie & Kent trips.
Journey Through the Clouds Mountain Adventures (10 days) -- Add exhilarating heli-hiking to a Rocky Mountaineer train excursion.
See all new Rocky Mountaineer trips.
The 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
In addition to new 2019 trips, tour operators have released 2020 tours for the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. It runs from May through early October and is produced only every 10 years. To read more about the event and see itineraries that incorporate the 42nd Passion Play, click here.
Here are this week's Top 10 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
1) Best of Croatia and Slovenia, 11 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Zagreb and ends in Dubrovnik. Save 10%. Starting at $2,515. Departures from April 21 through October 13, 2019.
2) Melbourne to the Red Centre, 13 days with G Adventures. Begins in Melbourne and ends in Alice Springs. Save up to 20%. Starting at $1,949. Departures from May 21 through July 30, 2019.
3) Iceland's Magical Northern Lights, 7 days with Collette. Begins and ends in Reykjavik. Save $200 to $700 per couple. Starting at $2,499. Departures from February 2, 2019 through March 23, 2020.
4) South America Getaway, 9 days with Globus. Begins in Rio de Janeiro and ends in Buenos Aires. Save 7.5%. Starting at $2,749. Departures from February 12 through December 3, 2019.
5) Taiwan - Culture and Nature, 8 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Taipei. Starting at $2,885. Daily departures from February 12 through December 31, 2019.
6) Lyon & Provence, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Avignon and Lyon. Fly from $499 to $599 per person, plus save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 26 through October 29, 2019.
7) Coastal Passage Excursion, 7 days with Rocky Mountaineer. Travels between Calgary and Seattle. Receive $400 per couple in free travel credits. Starting at $3,525. Departures from May 13 through September 20, 2019.
8) Irish Supreme, 10 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Dublin and ends in Shannon. Companion flies for free. Starting at $3,540. Departures from May 17 through October 4, 2019.
9) A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome, 8 days with Tauck. Begins in Venice and ends in Rome. Receive economy airfare for $750 per person, premium economy for $1,750 per person or business airfare for $2,990 per person. Starting at $4,790. Departures from March 10 through August 25, 2019.
10) Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, 13 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires. Save up to 25%. Starting at $9,657. Departures from November 10, 2019 through March 3, 2020.
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