Dubai World Expo Tour, United Arab Emirates March 19-28, 2022. Roundtrip air from Washington Dulles (IAD) on Emirates Airlines. 7 nights accommodations at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel; admission to Expo (3 days), Dubai and Abu Dhabi City Tour, Desert Safari, Dhow Dinner Cruise, and more. $2,550.00 per person, double occupancy. Deposit $250.00 per person due July 1, 2021. Final due by January 1, 2022.
Royal Caribbean "Grandeur of the Seas", Southern Caribbean Cruise Bridgetown, Barbados-Scarborough, Tobago-Port of Spain, Trinidad-St George's, Grenada-Kingstown, St Vincent-Roseau, Dominica, Castries, St Lucia-Bridgetown, Barbados April 10-17, 2022 Balcony, TBD Oceanview, $765.00 per person, double Interior, $675.00 per person, double Rates include taxes, fees, gratuities, cruise only. Airfare is additional. Deposit $250.00 per person due by August 1, 2021. Final due by January 1, 2022.
Royal Caribbean "Freedom of the Seas", Bahamas Cruise MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL GETAWAY--MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS, AUNTIES, NIECES AND COUSINS! May 13-16, 2022 Miami-CoCo Cay-Nassau, Bahamas-at sea-Miami This 3-night cruise sails from Miami to the Bahamas. Rates are as follows: Interior cabin, $552.00 per person, double. Oceanview cabin, $626.00 per person, double Balcony cabin, $667.00 per person, double Rates include the cruise, taxes and fees and prepaid gratuities. Tours are optional and not included in the price of the cruise. Airfare or other transportation is not included, nor are transfers to the port. Deposits due $100.00 per person, August 1, 2021. Full payment due February 15, 2022
Viking River Cruises "Gulgrieg" "OBERGAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY" River Cruise Munich, Germany -Budapest, Hungary **Special Event** August 4-14, 2022 Verandah Stateroom (include airfare from RDU and other East Coast Gateways), $6,598.00 per person Deluxe Stateroom, $5,598.00 per person Limited availability for a limited time. Rates not guaranteed until booked and deposited, $500.00 per person, double. Alternate dates and itineraries are available, but prices may vary. Classic National Parks, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and the Badlands (9 days) $2,089.00 per person, double occupancy. Airfare to Rapid City, return Salt Lake City is additional. July 20-29, 2022 Escorted Package Includes:
8 nights accommodations
3 nights Rapid City
1 night Cody
2 nights Yellowstone National Park
1 night Jackson
1 night Salt Lake City
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of local guides
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Badlands National Park, view colorful spires and pinnacles, massive buttes and deep gorges
Crazy Horse Memorial, started over 50 years ago and still incomplete
Mount Rushmore the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents
Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States
Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square
Deposit $250.00 per person due August 1, 2021. Full payment due April 1, 2022. Availability is subject to change until booked and deposited.
Ghana, West Africa Cultural Tour $3,495.00 per person, double July 30-August 9, 2022
Roundtrip air from JFK/IAD to Accra, Ghana
Welcome greetings and dinner followed by brief orientation by tour operator
Accra City tour
Tour Cape Coast and Elmina castles and slave dungeons
Walk on a canopy bridge hanging 100 feet above-ground in West Africa's most noted tropical rainforest
Meet with a traditional chief and choose to visit the various craft villages
Enjoy a visit to Ghana's main source of electricity supply (Akosombo Dam) and enjoy a boat cruise on the Volta
Receive a traditional African name and become a member of an African village
Day at leisure and last minute shopping
Farewell dinner and departure
EGYPT ESCAPE TOUR Egypt Tour 9 days/8 nights includes Cairo-Aswan-Luxor Nile Cruise September 24-October 4, 2022 $2,799.00 per person, double
Day 1, Arrival in Cairo Day2, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and Saqqara Pyramids Day 3, Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo Day 4, Fly to Aswan -Nile Cruise Day 5, Aswan Cruise to Kom Ombo temple Day 6, Luxor Cruise, Edfu Temple Day 7, Luxor Cruise, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple Day 8, Return to Cairo, Khalili Bazaar Old Cairo Day 9, Return to Cairo airport for departure 5* Hotels
Includes: Airport pick up and drop off Accommodations in Cairo w/breakfast Accommodation on Nile cruise w/full board All driving in destinations Entry fees for mentioned sights Private guided tour w/Expert tour guides All taxes and services Bottle of water during tours
Exclusions: Visa International flights Gratuities for Drivers and Guides
Classic Holy Land Tour April 18-28, 2023 $3,996.00 per person, double Roundtrip air from RDU (other gateways available), 9 nights accommodations, Sea of Galilee, Mt of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Garden Tomb, Jerusalem., R/T air from JFK, 9 nights accommodations, tours and sightseeing, taxes and fees. Deposit $350.00 per person. Full payment, February 1, 2023.
Best of Spain and Portugal May 16-23, 2023 TBD Spain and Portugal—two countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. Your affordable tour of Spain and Portugal reveals the fascinating highlights. In Spain, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Salamanca. In Portugal, you’ll stay in Lisbon and Porto.
Tour highlights include a guided visit to Toledo, a treasure chest of art and historical architecture. In this old walled town on a hill, you’ll visit the 12th-century Church of St. Tome, featuring one of El Greco's most famous paintings.
Be delighted with an included visit to the Alhambra complex, built in the 13th century by Moorish kings and featuring one of the oldest decorative gardens in the Western World. In Avila—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and fascinating walled city founded in the 11th century, you’ll visit St. Theresa's Convent, founded in 1636 at the birthplace of St. Teresa.
In Portugal, visit Lisbon with a local guide who will show you Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built circa 1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama; and Porto's cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style on a panoramic terrace overlooking the port wine cellars on the banks of the Douro River.
In Spain, enjoy guided sightseeing in Toledo, Granada, Seville and Madrid. These local guides - experts in the cities' histories and cultures - will highlight the must-see sights. All of this and more—including an olive oil farm visit with tastings—await you on this fabulous and affordable Spain and Portugal tour designed for value-minded travelers. Headsets throughout the tour.
April 4 Departure – Easter April 25 Departure – Feria in Seville
Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Alhambra and Generalife Granada
Belem Tower in Lisbon
Cathedral in Seville
Historic centre of Evora
Historic Centre of Porto
Historic City of Toledo
Old Town of Avila with its Extra muros Churches
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
MEALS:Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Porto
Notes: March 30 Departure – Easter April 20 Departure – Feria in Seville *Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed ITINERARY DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAINCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax or start exploring Madrid taking advantage of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Dinner DAY 2 MADRID–TOLEDO–GRANADA Drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital is a treasure-chest of masterpieces. Visit the walled Old Town with a Local Guide and marvel at the 12th-century Church of St. Tomé, known for its large painting by El Greco of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalusian hills. Overnight in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km Breakfast Dinner DAY 3 GRANADA–CORDOBA Granada was the Moors’ most treasured city, and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. With a Local Guide, visit the Alhambra Complex*, built by Moorish kings. On the way to Cordoba, enjoy more idyllic scenery as you reach an olive farm, where you will stop for a local olive oil tasting. Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km Breakfast DAY 4 CORDOBA–SEVILLEWith a Local Guide visit the magnificent Mezquita, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. On to vibrant, festive Seville. Today’s Distance: 93 mi/ 150 km Breakfast Dinner DAY 5 SEVILLE Get to know Seville on the included city tour. The capital of Andalusia, colorful Seville has much to offer: the cathedral, the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; and the Real Alcázar palace, with its extravagant moorish architecture and opulent gardens. Fun fact: the Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo, from Star Wars, and the Palace of the Kingdom of Dorne, from Game of Thrones, were filmed in Plaza de España and the Royal Alcazar of Seville. Breakfast DAY 6 SEVILLE–EVORA, PORTUGAL–LISBONEnjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop to visit Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, brilliant white houses, and the Temple of Diana. Continue to Lisbon. Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km Breakfast DAY 7 LISBON Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on the guided sightseeing tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion to the scenic Portuguese Riviera. Breakfast DAY 8 LISBON–FÁTIMA–COIMBRA–PORTO Stop in Fátima to visit its world-famous Sanctuary, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and to Porto on the northern bank of the Douro River. For the perfect way to round out your day, why not join an optional Douro River cruise and dinner? Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km Breakfast DAY 9 PORTO Discover Porto’s highlights on the guided city tour. See its historical cathedral, and visit a Port wine cellar along the banks of the Douro River. This afternoon, consider an optional excursion to Guimarães, called the “cradle” of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast Dinner DAY 10 PORTO–SALAMANCA, SPAIN Enjoy the plentiful woodlands and mountains on your return to Spain via the scenic Douro Valley. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening, the best time to take a stroll in the Plaza Mayor. Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km Breakfast DAY 11 SALAMANCA–ÁVILA–SEGOVIA–MADRID Journey to fortified Ávila with its many towers and visit St. Theresa’s Convent before continuing to Segovia, a medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Spend some time in Segovia before crossing the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid. Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km Breakfast DAY 12 MADRID The capital of Spain, situated 2,180 feet above sea level, Madrid is the nearest thing to Heaven, according to Spaniards. Discover Madrid’s main highlights on the included guided city tour. Breakfast DAY 13 MADRID Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi Madrid Granada Cordoba Seville Lisbon Porto Salamanca MADRID PRAGA SUPERIOR TOURIST-CLASS Hotel as shown or similar Antonio Lopez, 65 Madrid, Spain Free Wifi
The Hotel Praga, situated in Madrid was the first hotel of the Santos Hotels chain. It has a total of 420 rooms and is equipped with the best facilities to make your stay unforgettable. Hotel Amenities
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONSNo matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests. Seville
Lisbon Porto Madrid SEVILLECLASSIC FLAMENCO SHOW Experience the passion and spirit of Seville on this incredible outing to a classic flamenco show! Price Range: $
CATHEDRAL AND COLUMBUS TOMB Seville's 15th-century gothic cathedral is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus. Price Range: $ Iceland's Magical Northern Lights September 26-October 2, 2023 $2,299.00 per person, double, (land only, airfare additional) Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights. See Itinerary Here
Passports are required for all international trips. Visas are required for Ghana.