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Tour Newsletter Dated January 20, 2020
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,In this week's newsletter, I'll highlight 50 brand-new guided tours from 19 companies. To see all of our new trips organized by region, click here. Or, click any company name below for a complete list of its vacations that are debuting in 2020.
Country Roads of Wales, Devon & Cornwall (13 days) -- Explore stunning national parks, stately homes and picturesque country villages.
Desert Escapes of California & Arizona (8 days) -- Guests ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West and tour Tombstone.
Classical India with Nepal (12 days) -- Visit iconic sites like the Taj Mahal, meet a woman who summited Mount Everest and cruise the Ganges River at sunrise.
Southern Italy & Greece (14 days) -- Hilltop Taormina, the cone-shaped homes of Alberobello and the ancient sanctuary of Delphi are featured.
Scottish Highland Fling (10 days) -- After Edinburgh sightseeing, head to the 18th-century battlefield of Culloden and the Neolithic ruins of Skara Brae.
Quebec in Depth with the Gaspe Peninsula (11 to 18 days) -- Seaside hamlets and First Nations traditions complement attractions in Quebec City and Montreal.
Mediterranean Highlights (13 days) -- A route through Spain, France, Monaco and Italy offers guided sightseeing and free time in destinations like Barcelona and Florence.
Southwest Native Trails (11 or 12 days) -- This itinerary immerses guests in Native American heritage and visits archaeological sites related to the Ancestral Puebloans.
Cape Town Explorer (8 days) -- Ride the aerial tram to the top of Table Mountain, meet the penguins of Betty's Bay and head to the Cape Winelands.
Castle & Manors of Ireland (8 days) -- Grand homes are on the sightseeing agenda, and guests also overnight in regal hotels like Barberstown Castle, dating to the 13th century.
Taste of Italy with Sorrento (10 days) -- In addition to Venice, Florence and Rome, this tour includes the Pompeii ruins and leisure time in Sorrento.
Iceland & Ireland Adventure (11 days) -- After exploring Reykjavik and Iceland's spectacular landscapes, head to the Emerald Isle to take in Dublin, the Ring of Kerry and Titanic Belfast.
Essence of Italy (10 days) -- This tour highlights Rome's Colosseum, Florence's Renaissance treasures and Bologna's FICO Eataly World, a theme park dedicated to Italian food.
Road Trip USA Coast to Coast (25 days) -- Join a road trip between New York and Los Angeles and stay in 14 other locales along the way, like Charlottesville and Santa Fe.
Peru Culinary Experience (8 days) -- Guests dine at locally owned restaurants, visit Lima's bohemian Barranco neighborhood and arrive at Machu Picchu before the crowds.
Vibrant Eastern Canada and the USA (10 days) -- Landmark accommodations include the castle-like Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and the Sagamore Resort on Lake George.
Elegance of the Pharaohs (10 days) -- Photograph the Pyramids of Giza, sail on a traditional boat called a felucca and take a multinight cruise of the Nile.
Greece Explorer (8 days) -- This Cosmos Lite vacation includes hotels, transportation, breakfasts and a tour director but allows guests to customize each day as they wish.
Sicily (8 days) -- A loop around the Mediterranean's largest island reveals its medieval hilltop towns, waterfront cities and Greek ruins.
High Desert Discovery (12 or 13 days) -- This trip pairs L.A. and San Diego with the natural wonders of Joshua Tree National Park, the Grand Canyon and Sedona's red rock country.
Gate 1 Travel
6 Day Essential Iceland (6 days) -- While visiting Reykjavik, waterfalls and geysers, customize your Icelandic adventure with optional activities like a dip in the Blue Lagoon.
8 Day Essential Paris & London (8 days) -- Orientation tours take in top sights, while ample free time allows guests to take advantage of optional activities like a Stonehenge excursion.
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Greece (15 days) -- Join a food tour in Thessaloniki, see the sky-high monasteries of Meteora and ride the ferry to Mykonos and Santorini.
Haida Gwaii Islands Expedition (8 days) -- After visiting a grizzly bear sanctuary on the mainland, spend a few days in this beautiful, remote archipelago off the coast of British Columbia.
Cycle the Loire Valley (7 days) -- Pedal along the Loire River and down narrow roads to chateaux and vineyards.
Borneo Highlights (10 days) -- On this island in Southeast Asia's Malay Archipelago, guests stay in a traditional longhouse, see orangutans and take a safari cruise on the Kinabatangan River.
Croatia & Its Islands (12 days) -- Stroll the marble streets of Dubrovnik, see the Renaissance architecture and beaches of Vis and follow trails to the waterfalls of Krka National Park.
Roaming Coastal Maine Featuring Portland, Acadia & Penobscot Bay (7 days) -- Rugged coast, lighthouses and lobster are on the agenda; in Acadia National Park, choose between a scenic drive or a guided bicycle tour.
The Azores: Jewels of Portugal (10 days) -- Have a traditional "cozido das Furnas" meal cooked by the heat of volcanic earth and overnight in the lava stone houses of the oceanfront Aldeia da Fonte hotel.
Hiking Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite (8 days) -- Trek to incredible views in these California preserves and overnight under the stars in campgrounds.
Iconic Ireland (9 days) -- This National Geographic Journey visits Trinity College Dublin, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher, a haven for puffins and other seabirds.
Costa Rica: Monteverde and La Fortuna (7 days) -- Cloud forests, coffee plantations and optional activities like whitewater rafting all are part of this vacation.
California's Gold Coast (10 days) -- Go from L.A. landmarks like the TCL Chinese Theatre and its celebrity handprints to the Central California wine region, Hearst Castle and Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Essence of Japan (13 days) -- See top sights in Tokyo and Kyoto, attend a private samurai show and visit a whiskey distillery and sake brewery.
Authentic Italy: Venice to Rome by Train (8 days) -- Travel by rail and immerse yourself in the daily life of Venice, Florence and Rome, and make an after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel.
Alexander + Roberts
Vietnam + Angkor Wat (11 days) -- This itinerary features Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter, an overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay and the impressive temples of Angkor Archaeological Park.
Ancient Cultures: Armenia and Georgia (13 days) -- Explore two countries in the mountainous Caucasus region, from ancient monasteries to 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions.
Pure Patagonia (9 days) -- After Santiago highlights, guests travel to a breathtaking land of jagged peaks, glacier-fed lakes, grasslands and wildlife like pumas and guanacos.
Highlights of Ireland and Scotland (11 days) -- Visit 19th-century Kylemore Abbey, tour Cong (the backdrop for John Wayne's "The Quiet Man") and stand on the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond.
Ireland's Legendary North (10 days) -- Local guides reveal the stories of Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry on this trip, which also highlights the Giant's Causeway and Ulster American Folk Park.
Adventures by Disney
Budapest Escape (3 days) -- This capital getaway includes lunch at one of Hungary's oldest restaurants, a tuk-tuk tour (in an auto rickshaw) and a "mini performance" at the opera house.
Paris Escape (3 days) -- Cruise the Seine River, dine at the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre and take a gastronomical tour of the Saint-Germain neighborhood.
SITA World Tours
Fabulous Finnish Lakes and Stockholm (8 days) -- These winter departures include three nights at a lakeside spa resort founded in 1658 and a snowshoeing excursion.
Apulia Discovery (6 days) -- This itinerary focuses on the "heel" of boot-shaped Italy, taking guests to villages of whitewashed homes and seafront communities laced by narrow streets.
Contiki (for ages 18 to 35)
Rome to Barcelona by Train (9 days) -- Overnight in La Spezia, Nice and Montpellier on this southern Europe rail adventure.
Portugal City & Surf (9 days) -- A stay at Noah's Surf House and opportunities to take surfing lessons are added to sightseeing in Lisbon, Fatima and Porto.
Natural Habitat Adventures
Botswana Explorer (9 days) -- Stay in upscale tented camps and seek elephants, lions, cheetahs and more on game drives, boat cruises, canoe rides and bush walks.
Remote Peaks & Meadows of the Canadian Rockies (10 days) -- This itinerary immerses guests in the grandeur of Banff, Jasper and Yoho national parks and includes heli-hiking excursions in the Bugaboos range.
Abercrombie & Kent
Marvels of Chile (9 days) -- Tour Santiago, stay in the beautiful Lake District and have opportunities for mountain biking and stargazing.
Portrait of Portugal (10 days) -- On this small-group Connections Journey, attend a hands-on workshop in Portuguese tile and spend time with a viscountess at her Douro Valley estate.
The 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
Some space still remains on 2020 tours to see 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) Italian Intermezzo, 8 days with Insight Vacations. Begins in Milan and ends in Rome Save 7.5%, plus receive an additional $200 per couple discount. Also, get up to $600 per couple off the airfare. Starting at $2,535. Departures from April 19 through October 11, 2020.
2) Classic Peru, 12 days with G Adventures. Begins in Lima and ends in Cuzco. Save up to 30%. Starting at $1,454. Departs February 22 and March 14, 21 & 28, 2020.
3) Highlights of Bohemia, 15 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Frankfurt. Starting at $1,775. Departures from March 21 through December 19, 2020.
4) Irish Explorer, 9 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in Dublin. Companion flies for free. Starting at $2,059. Departures from April 12 through October 18, 2020.
5) Best of Britain, 10 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Windsor and ends in London. Companion flies for free. Starting at $2,569. Departures from April 12 through October 25, 2020.
6) Best of Croatia and Slovenia, 11 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Zagreb and ends in Dubrovnik. Save 7.5%, plus, get $400 per couple off premium economy airfare. Starting at $2,586. Departures from April 19 through October 11, 2020.
7) Scottish Highland Fling, 10 days with Globus. Begins in Edinburgh and ends in Glasgow. Save 7.5%. Starting at $2,699. Departures from May 14 through October 1, 2020.
8) First Passage to the West at Leisure, 8 days with Rocky Mountaineer. Travels between Calgary and Vancouver. Receive one free pre- or post-tour hotel night, one free dinner for two at your hotel and a free airport transfer. Starting at $2,943. Departures from April 10 through October 8, 2020.
9) Cultural Treasures of Japan, 14 days with Collette. Begins in Tokyo and ends in Kyoto. Save up to $500 per couple. Starting at $4,699. Departures from March 6, 2020 through April 23, 2021.
10) Spectacular New Zealand, 9 days with Alexander+Roberts. Begins in Queenstown and ends in Christchurch. Save $1,050 per couple. Starting at $5,949. Departures from February 11, 2020 through April 17, 2021.
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