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Artisanal Tour of Italy - A Personal Discovery of Rural Life in Umbria: Culture, Traditions, Artisan Craftsmen, Food, Wine, Friends and laughter. This is a small group tour (maximum of 14 participants).

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Cooking Tour of Provence – A delightful cooking tour in the picturesque Luberon, one of the most charming areas of Provence, filled with old villages and the gorgeous Gorges de Regalon. Your home during this wonderful culinary week will be the lovely, La Malle Poste, nestled between a forest and olive groves, with a fabulous view over the mountain range of the Alpilles. Cooking Tour Highlights: visit an olive mill where a master miller will explain the process of gathering olives and the methods of making the oil, a tradition over 6000 years old. A tasting of extra virgin olive oil will end the visit; daily tasting of famous French cheeses (there are more than 400 in France!!); 4 hands-on cooking classes; market visits; walk along the path of Van Gogh in Saint-Remy-de-Provence; guided tour of Avignon, the city of art and culture, which stretches along the banks of the Rhone River; guided tour of the ancient peaceful village of Lourmarin at the foot of the Montagne du Luberon; winery visits and much more! 6-Nights Dates: Any day upon request Monday - Sunday Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: PC496

India for the Gourmet Traveler – A culinary extravaganza! Nothing reveals the variety in Indian culture better than the diversity of its sensational food. Explore the nation's highlights while sampling a wide variety of delicious local cuisine. India Culinary Tour Highlights: explore Delhi, not only India's capital but a food lover's haven; explore by cycle rickshaws to discover the spice bazaars; join the Sikhs in their Gurudwara for lunch and try one of India's premium restaurants for dinner; the fabulous Castle Bijaipur, a fortified mansion deep in the heart of rural India used as a base for exploring villages; musicians and dancers during dinner in the grounds of the castle; romantic Udaipur, city of palaces and lakes; a cooking lesson followed by dinner at the famous Lake Palace hotel; spice gardens; beachside cafes serving great Goan food and much more!14-Nights Dates: March, September, October, November, December Rates: from $1349 per person, double. Single supplement and airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: IG825

Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries:  A Unique Cooking Tour Focusing on Crete's Culture, Organic Agriculture and Cuisine – A truly special culinary tour for the gourmand interested in wholesome, organic foods of the Mediterranean region. Crete is a sun-kissed island blessed with natural beauty and a rich cultural and culinary history, which you will discover! In the enchanting traditional villages nestled between Crete's commanding mountains, people purposely ignore the pace of modern life. They grow and grind their own wheat to make bread, cultivate their own crops and raise their own livestock.  Locals also take advantage of the abundance of wild, edible plants like artichokes, oregano, fennel, purslane and chamomile.  The roots of the Mediterranean Diet originated in the rural communities in Crete, but the Cretan Diet is not a diet...it's a way of life. We'll take you to these villages to meet experienced local cooks and farmers.  You'll learn the secrets of Cretan cuisine during culinary demonstrations, cooking classes, visits to organic farms, markets, fishing ports and more.  We'll stay in charming countryside villas near organic farms or hotels that practice sustainable tourism.  Ancient sites, Byzantine monasteries, gorgeous canyons and beaches are nearby for you to explore. Dates: 5 and 10-day programs available April - September Rates: from $1,950 per person, double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CC674

Andalusian Cooking Tour - Stay in a Spanish castle and learn how to cook traditional Andalusian specialties on this unique cooking tour for individuals! Learn how to prepare culinary specialties such as gazpacho, potajes and paella among other delicious dishes accompanied by Spain's most delightful wines. This tour is perfect for non-professional cooks. You will stay at Castillo de Monda, which stands majestically over the quaint village of Monda which dates from Roman times and offers views of Spain's most beautiful National Park. In addition, this beautiful castle is located only 10 minutes from the gorgeous seaside resort community of Marbella. Guests will be invited into the kitchen to see and help the cooks prepare local dishes. This cooking program includes a renal car. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included daily. 5-Days (option to extend your stay in Spain or anywhere else in Europe) Dates: year round Rates: from $814 per person, double. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: AC850

Clipper Cruise Line - California Wine & Culinary Cruise – For an insider's look at California's spectacular wine country and culinary treasures, join this innovative cruise round-trip from Redwood City to Sausalito, Napa Valley, and San Francisco! California Wine & Culinary Cruise Includes: a series of winery visits and tastings at the region's premier establishments; an opportunity to dine at The Culinary Institute of America; special dinner excursion aboard the lavishly restored 1915 Napa Valley Wine Train; a schedule of renowned master chefs -- including Joanne Weir, Laurent Gras, Gerald Hirigoyen, Martin Yan, and Luke Sung -- who will be on board to prepare a unique culinary event; wine and hors d'oeuvres at Auberge du Soleil and hot-air ballooning over the Napa Valley. 5-Nights Dates: April, May and October Rates: from $2290 per person, double. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CW207

Gourmet Traditions of South Africa: A Special Luxury Culinary Tour - This luxury culinary tour features some of the finest accommodations in South Africa including Cape Town's Table Bay Hotel and La Residence in the Cape Winelands as well as providing dining opportunities in the country's best restaurants. The tour begins with 2-days in Cape Town, then 2-days of wine tasting and gourmet dining, including lunch at the Le Quartier Francaise and dinner at the Relais & Chateau Grande Roche Hotel. 2-nights will be spent in the charming seaside town of Hermanus, one of the world's best land-based whale-watching spots. 2-nights will be spent at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve at the Singita Ebony Lodge where game-viewing is combined with fine dining. Travel + Leisure magazine readers recently cited the Singita as the world's best hotel. This fascinating gourmet tour ends with a one-night stay, including a pampering spa treatment, at Johannesburg's Fairlawns Hotel. This Gourmet South Africa Package Includes: all accommodations, breakfasts, all meals on safari, three gourmet meals, champagne, a private car with driver, all internal flights and a spa treatment. Dates: Now - Novermber Rates: from $7985 per person, double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: GA092

Brussels: Gourmet Bruges Cooking Tour - Discover enchanting Bruges on this specialty independent cooking tour! Learn how to cook a Flemish feast at Patrick Devos, one of the best gastronomic restaurants in Bruges. Gourmet Bruges Cooking Tour Includes: cooking workshop in the afternoon followed by a 4-course dinner with wine; 2-nights in Bruges and 2-nights in Brussels; rail travel between Bruges and Brussels; daily breakfast and more! Extensions to Amsterdam or Paris available. 4-nights Dates: Year Round Rates: from $599 per person, double. Single Supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: GB817

Culinary Cruises for Gourmands - Food is important on any cruise but cruises with food themes are especially rewarding! Guest chefs, wine tastings, vineyard visits and cooking classes are typical culinary voyage highlights. New culinary cruises for 2005: Celebrity Cruises will reprise its highly popular Savor the Caribbean series done in partnership with Bon Appetit magazine. The series of 7-night Caribbean culinary cruises onboard Millennium depart from Fort Lauderdale Feb. 6 - March 27, 2005. These Caribbean-themed excursions include behind-the-scenes visits with local restaurateurs in various ports of call, special culinary demonstrations onboard by top-rated chefs, and rum tastings. Radisson Seven Seas has emerged as the most innovative cruise line for food-themed cruises. Among them are Seven Seas Voyager's Great Flavors of France and Iberia sailing May 31, 2005, a 10-night voyage from Monte Carlo to LeHavre. You will enjoy some of the world's best wine and culinary regions, including Northern France. You'll experience Catalan cooking in Barcelona and sherry in Southern Spain and learn about the specialties of Portuguese cooking. Seabourn Cruise Line's Chefs' Circle sailings are back again by popular demand as are Crystal Cruises Wine and Food Festival departures. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CC905

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Wine Tours are available in: Italy, France, Croatia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, North America, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Chile.

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Our travel specialists are experts in crafting unforgettable wine country tours around the world. Our travel team has access to undiscovered boutique wineries tucked-away in off-the-beaten-path locations, where travelers' meet winery owners and winemakers, are able to stroll through beautiful vineyards, dine on the finest cuisine and sample world-class wines. Our wine tours are designed for wine enthusiasts of all ages and all levels of wine knowledge and experience.

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Sculpture and/or Oil Painting Workshops in Italy - We invite you to experience authentic Italy, a land rich in artistic treasures, far away from the tourist crowds. This series of art workshops introduces you to the real Tuscany — a slow rhythm that echoes nature, scents of jasmine and lemons to uplift your spirit, and inspiration to fill your soul! For one or two weeks we settle in the ancient stone hamlet of Peralta, home and studio of internationally renowned sculptress, Fiore de Henriquez. Italian Specialty Art Workshops Include: 7 or 14--nights in Tuscany, guided tour of Pietrasanta where there are more sculptors than anywhere else in the world, marble quarry visit, guided tour of Lucca, an important gem for both commerce and textiles and a third guided off-the-beaten-path surprise announced upon arrival! For those interested in sculpture, small studios with views stretching to the sea, sculpting tables, tools and clay wait for your personal creations. The painting class is in oils and based on the study of the Still Life. All easels, paints and brushes are supplied. However, Stefania will provide a list of supplies if you prefer to bring your own favorite brushes, palette knives and paints. All levels are welcome. Dates: June 2006 Included: all lodging, meals, teaching fees, materials and two guided tours.Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information. Mention promo code: IW628

L'Art de Vivre in Lyon - Paris & Lyon - Immerse yourself in the art of good living on this art-focused vacation! Paris & Lyon Art Appreciation Package Includes: airfare from New York; 3-nights Paris and 3-nights Lyon; roundtrip first class TGV train transportation to Lyon; daily breakfast; 3-day Carte Musées & Monuments, for free access to more than 70 museums and monuments with priority entry; 3-day Paris Visite pass, offering unlimited access to the Paris Metro; 10% shopping discount and invitation to VIP fashion show; roundtrip private car transfers in Paris and more! 6-Nights Dates: year round Rates: from $1395 per person, double. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: AFI58

Danube River Art Cruise Featuring Artist Giancarlo Impiglia - Experience European history, art and culture on this ten-day independent cruise tour, featuring the luxurious 5-star MV Mozart. Celebrated as the continent's greatest river, the Danube flows through eight countries from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Giancarlo Impiglia, renowned New York artist widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of contemporary Art Deco style, joins you on board, will offer a lecture during the cruise, and will be on the shore excursions. Born in Rome, where he received his art training at the Academy of Fine Art, he has exhibited in countless galleries across the United States and Europe. 10-Days Dates: TBA Please Inquire for further information! Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: DC663

Hemingway's Spain - From the legendary exploits of El Cid to the inspiration for Hemingway's definitive novel, come explore Burgos, Pamplona and the Basque country on this deluxe cultural tour! Sample a variety of increasingly popular Rioja wines, stay in a charming Spanish parador, enjoy a private musical performance and tour the famous Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao. Once again fine wine, regional delicacies and unique cultural diversity beckons the intrepid traveler to beautiful Spain! 9-Days Rates: from $3450 per person, double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: HS395

Oaxaca Art Tour Adventure - Culturally, environmentally, architecturally and gastronomically, Oaxaca is the most diverse state in Mexico. Oaxaca Art Tour Adventure Includes: a visit to the home of world famous weaver, Isaac Vasquez where you will learn how to dye wool and make rugs; bike along back roads to the archaeological sites of Yagul and Mitla; explore the ancient pyramids of Monte Alban; wood carving lesson; an open-air concernt and more! 6-Nights Rates: from $3298 per person, double. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: OA909

Ecuador Artisans Tour – Ecuador is well known for its arts and handicrafts: weaves, bread-dough figures, ceramic, works in toquilla straw and so on. This art focused tour offers you the opportunity to interact with the craftsmen in the process of elaboration of handicrafts, to learn the ancestral techniques and to contribute with new knowledge to improve the quality and benefits of the local people. Sharing with the indigenous and feeling their culture will make your artistic experience in Ecuador a memory to cherish for the rest of your life! 7-days Dates: Customized year round. Rates: from $1699 p.p. double. Airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: AE592

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Montecatini Terme Spa Vacation Italy – Indulge in the body and senses with Italy’s Premier Spa Resort located in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside! Dine on Italian culinary specialties particular to the Tuscan region and engage all 5 senses with this 6-Night (option to extend) spa package. Montecatini Terme Spa Package Includes: deluxe hotel accommodations, 2 hydro massages, 1 body peel, 1 Talasso Therapy, 2 body massages, 1 facial, free use of wellness center, some meals, an independent excursion to Florence by train with lunch, an independent excursion to Lucca by train with lunch and more! Dates: year round Rates: begin at $1799 per person./double spa package. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: MT492

Fairmont Kea Lani Spa Package Maui – Pamper your body and soul at this resort of striking white Arabian-inspired architecture with domes and wide arches; the resort is known as one of the most elegant, posh and comfortable all suite resorts in Wailea. Each of the suites feature a minimum of 840 square feet of luxurious living space with an extra large Italian marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and walk-in shower! Body and Soul Spa Retreat Package Includes: 1-bedroom suite or villa, breakfast daily, four 55-minute spa treatments, unlimited access to spa facilities, a welcome amenity and spa basket. Morning power walks and yoga classes are also available. A 5-Night minimum stay is required. Dates: January - December Rates: from $510 per night, double plus tax. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: FK380

Turks and Caicos Islands: Parrot Cay Luxury Spa Package – Escape to the peace and tranquility of the luxurious 5-Star Parrot Cay Resort and Spa, an exclusive Caribbean hideaway! Parrot Cay is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and was originally named Pirate Cay after its long history of pirate occupation; today this intimate resort combines high-end Caribbean chic with discriminating seclusion. The 1000-acre private island features lush tropical foliage and pristine white sand beaches. The Rejuvenation Escape Spa Package Includes: 3-Nights (option to extend) accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, a bottle of French champagne, a 60-minute massage per person, daily one-hour group yoga class, nonmotorized watersports and roundtrip airport transfers. Dates: April - December Rates: from $1486 per couple in a gardenview room or from $1800 oceanview room. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: TC572

Spa Packages for Expectant and New Moms! – Pamper yourself before or after your delivery with the following spa packages designed especially for mothers-to-be, new moms and even a package for dad too! These special packages provide relaxation, nurturing, lessons and a wonderful escape before or right after your life has changed forever! A special experience for a new special chapter in your life. Package #1 "Expecting the Best": 2-Nights bed and breakfast accommodations in Mill Valley, California, 2 spa menu breakfasts for two, 1 spa menu dinner for two, 2 prenatal exercise classes, transportation to and from the day spa, 2 spa services and a guided hike with bag lunch for two. Rate: from $1,100 for two. Package #2 "And Baby Makes Three": 4-Nights accommodations at Mountain Home, 4 spa breakfasts for two, 2 spa dinners for two, day spa transportation, 1-day childbirth class, an expectant father's workshop, 3 spa services, 2 exercise classes and a guided hike with lunch for two. Rate: from $2200 for two. Both packages can be customized from the spa menu. Airport transfers, golf tee times and photography can also be added. Package #3 Las Ventanas al Paraiso's Expectant Mothers Spa Package": Recently named Top International Resort of 2004 by the readers of the prestigious Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, Los Cabos' Las Ventanas al Paraiso is the perfect escape for those seeking luxurious pampering. This "Babymoon" Spa Package Includes suite accommodations, roundtrip airport transfers, a "Mommy Beautiful" massage, a personal pre-natal fitness session, a "Silky Hand Beautifying and Spa" manicure and a handcrafted Tane silver baby spoon and fork set. Rates: from $2322 - $12122 depending upon accommodations. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SP196

Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa - Secluded luxury spa resorts in British Columbia’s sensational wilderness playground. Snuggled up against the shore at Quait Bay is a beautiful 16-room floating resort and shore side Healing Grounds Spa. A 21st-century luxury safari-style retreat located in an area of unsurpassed beauty so splendidly pristine, so exquisitely remote and unbelievably tranquil, the perfect rejuvenating retreat for body, mind and soul. Quait Bay Spa Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations; two spa treatments per day; gourmet meals and snacks; alcoholic beverages; kayaking, hiking, canoeing, sailing, lake fishing, mountain biking and more. 3, 4 and 7-Night Packages Available Dates: April - November Rates: from $2,800 CAD depending upon length of stay, season and rate of exchange at time of booking. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CW724

Heavenly Hideaway at Potosi Hot Springs Resort – Massage at Potosi is performed by professional therapists in Potosi’s creekside tipi where guests are warmed by a crackling fire in the wood burning stove, and lulled into a true state of relaxation by the natural music provided by nearby Potosi Creek. Potosi Spa Package Includes: three nights lodging in hand-hewn luxury log cabins, all meals, 2 hours of massage, and a half day guided snowshoe or cross country skiing adventure. (certain activities may be substituted depending upon season). Yoga classes also available. Located in picturesque Pony, Montana 3-Nights Rates: from $625 per person, double plus 7% lodging tax. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: PH492

Icelandic Spa Spree - Relax in the world's northernmost natural spa capital! Pamper yourself at the brand new, elegant NordicaSpa, Iceland’s largest luxury spa hotel. Icelandic Spa Package Includes: use of the mineral hot tubs, steam baths, sauna, an invigorating aromatherapy body treatment of your choice (90 minute treatment), shoulder and scalp massage, and a delicious health drink; visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal lake where you can spend peaceful time soaking in the soothing mineral salt-waters; roundtrip airfare; two nights accommodations; Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily; transfers and much more! 3-nights Dates: May - September Rates: from $838 per person, double. Single supplement and extra nights available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: IS492

Red Mountain Destination Spa Resort - Perfect for those interested in pampering themselves after a day of activity! Red Mountain Spa is a deluxe adventure health resort located in southwestern Utah. Located close to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the North rim of the Grand Canyon. In addition to fabulous spa treatments, enjoy moonlight star gazing hikes, early morning walks, healthy lifestyle cooking classes, yoga, chi ball, pilates, salsa, Reebok Core Board®, New York City Ballet Workout® and much more! Three Spa Packages Available: New Year New You, Bed and Breakfast and All-Inclusive. Dates: Year Round Rates: from $111 per person, per night. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: RM851

Hosteria Las Quintas Resort Spa - Tucked away in a lush valley surrounded by mountains in colonial Central Mexico, Hosteria Las Quintas Resort Spa is located just one hour and 30 minutes from Mexico City in Cuernavaca, known as the “City of Eternal Springs” with average year-round temperate sunny days of 78 – 80 degrees. The elegant walled estate offers the perfect ambiance so that your mind and body are in harmony with nature. Offering 90 beautiful terrace and Jacuzzi rooms with magnificent gardens, trees, sculptures, fountains and waterfalls all framed within singularly Mexican architecture. Enjoy day trips to archeological, historic and ecological reserves where you can test your abilities with mountain hikes, horseback riding and aquatic activities. The All-Inclusive Spa Package Offers: classes such as yoga, aerobics, aquaerobics, meditation, survival Spanish and crafts. After an exciting ecotour, pamper yourself in the modern European-style spa with facial and body treatments, massages, hydrotherapy and wraps as well as steam rooms, saunas and cardio-gym. Recently featured on the cover of “FOOD AND WINE” magazine, Hosteria’s spa restaurant offers guests International and Mexican award-winning dining with healthy low-fat choices. 7 Spa Packages Available Year Round. Rates: from $262 per person, per night including spa treatments, meals and transfers. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: HM692

Additional Spa Vacations - Caribbean and Mexico resort spa packages, including all-inclusive spa resorts are also available!

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Castle Tour:

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Rent a Castle! Imagine hosting your special event in grand style. Global Philosophy Travel can arrange a private castle rental for your group, wedding party, family reunion and corporate functions. Your personal chef will prepare culinary delights as local performers dazzle your guests. Choose from authentic castles in Ireland, Italy and Germany. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CR602

Scottish Castle Discovery: Self-Drive Tour – This special program allows you to explore Scotland and its magnificent castles at your own pace! Scottish Castle Discovery Highlights: Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, ruins of Linlithgow Palace, historic battlefields of Bannockburn and Culloden, Spey Valley Whisky Trail, Isle of Sky, Loch Ness and much more! Package Includes: 7-nights accommodations in charming 4-star hotels: 2-nights in Edinburgh, 2-nights in Aberdeen, 2-nights Inverness, 1-night Glasgow; 6-days economy car rental; Hop On/Hop Off sightseeing tour of Edinburgh; full Scottish breakfast daily; 7 dinners; Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland Guidebooks and admission to highlighted attractions! Dates: April - October Rates: from $1325 p.p. land. Airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SC569

Self-Drive European Castle Tour – Explore the enchanting medieval castles of Austria, Switzerland and Germany on this luxury European castle adventure! Discover fabled castles, romantic villages and off the beaten path treasures on this unique self-drive castle tour. Travel along the Rhine River to the Black Forest, Lucerne, Bavaria, Salzburg and Vienna. Dates: Available year round. Self-Drive Land Rates: Begin at $2790 p.p./Compact; $2980 p.p./Intermediate and $3390 p.p./premium based upon double. Rates available for 3 and 4 passengers as well as chauffeured options. Airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CT829

Mysteries & Castles of Ireland – Enjoy lavish accommodations in storybook castles on this romantic castle vacation to the heart of Ireland! Visit Abbeyglen Castle, a stunning example of neo-gothic architecture; enjoy Cabra Castle, surrounded by 100 acres of parkland, this 11th-century medieval masterpiece features romantic enclosed gardens and naturel trails; delight in Dublin's luxurious Clontarf Castle, which is steeped in Irish history dating back to 1172 and more! What better way to spend your romantic Emerald Isle getaway, than spending it like a king and queen? Dates: year round. Self-Drive Rates: from $1139 p.p./double. Rates depend upon departure dates. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CI473

Medieval Castles of Germany Tour – Explore enchanting castle landscapes and relive history on this special medieval castle tour! Visit romantic Rothenburg, a beautiful fairytale village on the famed "Romantic Road"; discover the famous vineyards of Wurzburg; overnight in a spectacular Gothic castle in the picturesque Werra valley; experience a stay at the famous Schlosshotel Villa Rheinfels, part of the legendary Rheinfels Castle and much more! Package Includes: Castle or Manor Home Accommodations, Breakfast and Tax with the option for a Rental Car add on. Dates: year round Rates: from $87 per person, per night. Intermediate, full size and chauffeured rates available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: CG797

Portuguese Palaces & Castles - A magical self-drive itinerary designed to introduce you to castles, royal palaces and historical villages of beautiful Portugal. If interested in discovering a unique vacation paradise, Portugal awaits! Visit Portugal's finest medieval monasteries and castles, the magical forest of Bussaco through the cork growing region of the Alentejo, and down to the Algarve for a comprehensive sampling of Central and Southern Portugal. A spectacular off-the-beaten-path itinerary! 14-Nights (Shorter stays available) Dates: by request Rates: from $1300 per person, double including airfare and rental car. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: PC683

Romantic Castles of Wales – Experience the romantic castles of Wales, delight in the myths and legends of Merlin and King Arthur, and explore the majestic mountains and spectacular coastlines on this enchanting castle tour! Romantic Castles of Wales Itinerary Highlights: Conwy with its 13th century castle and town walls built by King Edward 1st; visit Llandudno, North Wales's major Victorian seaside resort; explore the castle at Caernarfon, scene of the investiture of Prince Charles; venture to the great castle at Manorbier with many explorable towers; enjoy a night of Welsh Culture with singing, dancing, storytelling and typical Welsh dishes and more. Accommodations in luxurious Country Mansions provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway! 7-Nights Dates: January - October Rates: from $1675 per person, double including car rental. Airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: RW027

European Castle Hotels – We are proud to offer competitive rates at a variety of castles throughout Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Poland! Included in our portfolio: Ashford Castle, Dromoland Castle, Ballynahinch Castle, Waterford Castle, Glin Castle, Kilkea Castle among others. Golf, fishing, equestrian and sightseeing packages available.

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Dinosaur Family Adventure – A fascinating trip to off the beaten path Colorado! Your children will love looking for dinosaur bones and prehistoric fossils at a working archeological dig; visiting Dinosaur National Monument, home to one of the world's largest concentrations of fossilized dinosaur bones; splashing through the whitewater as you float the Green River through Lodore Canyon; fun day hikes to ancient pictographs, petroglyphs and waterfalls and fun camping memories...the crackling fire, whisper of the river and remarkable clarity of the big, star-filled sky! 7-nights Dates: by request. Rates: from $2875 per person, double and $2695 per child 8-14 years old. Includes all meals. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: DF492

Montana/Wyoming Wild West Adventure - A family adventure vacation filled with hiking, biking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting! Stay in a family-oriented log cabin resort, built by Buffalo Bill's niece and situated 11 miles from Yellowstone National; bike the "Trail of Tears;" Hike the Beartooth High Lakes Wilderness; enjoy wildlife viewing at the parks; horseback ride in the Shoshone backcountry; enjoy authentic cowboy cookouts; raft the Shoshone River through the Red Rock Canyon; experience a real rodeo and much more! 5-Nights Dates: Summer Rates:$1898 Adult, $1708 (7-12 second person in room) and $1329 (7-12 if third or more person in room). Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: MW459

Kenya Family Safari - The ultimate educational, ecological, cultural and fun experience for the family! A wonderful opportunity for the whole family from grandparents to children providing opportunities to interact with the culture, children and wildlife of Africa. More importantly, to interact with each other in a superbly unique environment, while enjoying the traditional fun and adventure of a Safari. All hotel and lodge features are very children-friendly, and the arrangements for most days allow children to be taken care of by trained personnel and naturalists, while the adults can do other things if they wish. Air travel is used extensively to allow more time for fun and educational activities, and less time to become restless on long dusty drives. Game viewing in 4x4 vehicle. 10-Nights Dates: February – December, 2006 Rates: from $2510 per person, double. Airfare available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: KF402

Unique Farmhouse Stays in Holland - Try a unique alternative to hotels with this specially designed farmhouse vacation package, perfect for families! Stay in one of four working farms and dairies thirty minutes or less from the fascinating city of Amsterdam, perfect for quick transfers from the airport and easy access for some city life and culture, the best balanced vacation! In addition, these farms are close to other charming Dutch cities such as Edam, Volendam, Marken and Alkmaar. The farms offer friendly hosts, lots of nearby activities including biking and watersports, the opportunity for a unique learning experience and more. 3-night and 6-night packages available with add-on city stays. Rates: from $339 per person. Rates Include: farmhouse accommodations, manual economy car rental, bike rental and Tripbuilder Guidebook. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: UF252

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s, “Royal Reunion” Packages for Families - Two packages are available for addition to any of the Voyager Class cruise departures! Standard Package includes stateroom decorations and a personalized farewell cake on the last evening of the cruise among other goodies. Family members also receive a choice between passes to the Aqua Park on RCCL’s private island, or a special pass allowing passengers to the head of the lines. In addition family members will be invited to compete in a Daily Reunion Challange. In addition, The Elite Package adds organized activities by cruise staff, such as a scavenger hunt or trivia challenge and special food treats delivered to cabins daily. Both packages include a group photo for each member of the family. Rates: from $50 per person, in addition to the cruise fare for families who book 8 or more staterooms. Contact our cruise travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: RC359

Tuscan Family Cycling Adventure - An idyllic learning and biking adventure for families! Combine cycling with historical commentary as you glide past castles on cypress-lined roads, lush terraced foothills, vineyard-covered hillsides and through enchanting villages. This enriching trip is perfect for all cycling levels. Tuscan Family Cycling Includes: accommodations in a spectacular 15th-century Tuscan farmhouse with a swimming pool, tennis courts and horseback riding; charming apartment accommodations; cooking lesson with expert Tuscan chef (fun for all ages); tours of Renaissance gems such as Siena and Arezzo; beginner bicycle clinics; children’s interactive games and projects and more! 7-Nights Dates: April, June and July Rates: from $2795 per adult; $450 for children under 3 years; $1650 children 4-7 years; $1850 for children 8-16 years. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: TF917

Glacier National Park Family Tour - A unique cultural, educational and adventuresome itinerary for the whole family! This region offers plenty to keep the kids as well as mom and dad happy. Walking Tour Highlights: kid-friendly hikes to see glaciers, waterfalls and abandoned mines along with a naturalist guide who will point out moose, deer, mountain goats and other wildlife; horseback riding lesson before heading into the plains for a cowboy adventure on a working ranch; rafting adventure on Flathead River; dining with a member of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe; deluxe lodges; quiet dinners for mom and dad while the children participate in kids' night out and much more! 5-Nights Dates: June-July & by request Rates: from $2195 per person, adult. Children's discounts available by age. Rates include meals. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: GN475

Family Beach Bungalows Florida – A unique family escape! Enjoy white sand beaches and newly renovated deluxe beach bungalows at this Florida gem. Dates: year round Rates: from $1358/week 2 bedroom/2 bath beach bungalow; $1778/week 3 bedroom/3 bath beach bungalow. Dates: year round Rates: $1288/week 2 bedroom/2 bath or $1708/week 3 bedroom/3 bath. Holidays: $2058/week 2 bedroom/2 bath or $2478/week 3 bedroom/3 bath. Tax is additional. Photos Available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: FB720

Vietnam Family Adventure - Diverse, beautiful and lots of fun, Vietnam is a great place for a family adventure! You will journey with other families to discover an in-depth look at this fascinating culture. Vietnam Family Adventure Highlights: explore the Old Quarter where narrow lanes offer traditional puppets, silver jewelry, shoes and other treasures; cruise the incredible limestone peaks of World Heritage listed Halong Bay; explore caves, swim, eat and spend an unforgettable night sleeping on a boat; discover emperors' tombs; a dragon boat trip cruising the turquoise waters; explore the pirate ship aquarium at Hon Mieu island; relaxe at a private beach and much more! 14-Nights Dates: April - December Rates: from $1073 per person, double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: VF039

Legoland Adventure in Denmark – Treat your family to a unique vacation! A fun adventure in Denmark for a trip the kids will always remember. If you've been to Disney World one too many times, consider this unique getaway! Legoland Family Vacation Includes: overnight stay at the centrally located Grand Hotel in Copenhagen; rental car (train travel also available); accommodations at Legoland Hotel just outside the park and a visit to the town of Odense. 3-Nights (option to extend) Dates: May - October Rates: from $435 per person, double. Add on packages available as well as airfare. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: LD635

Belize for Families: Rain Forests, Ruins & Reefs - A Central American gem tucked between Mexico and Guatemala and bounded to the east by the Caribbean Sea perfect for a nearby family adventure! While Belize is a world apart, it is also close to home, just a 2-½ hour flight from Miami. Belize for Families Highlights: hiking, swimming and horseback riding in the rain forests; view ancient Maya artifacts on an exciting canoe trip; visit the ruins of Tikal, the only place in the world declared both a Natural and Cultural Heritage for Humanity; relax on the white-sand beaches; venture into the mangrove cayes and much more! 8-Nights (ages 6 and up) Dates: February, March, April, June, July, December Rates: from $2490 per adult and from $2190 per child. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: BF229

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History, Archeology, and Cuisine of Southern Italy Specialty tour focusing on the historical, culinary, archeological and artistic traditions of the hidden and relatively unexplored areas of southern Italy! Visit Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Grottaglie (well known for its pottery), Venosa (one of the Roman Empire’s largest settlements on the Via Appia), Matera, Melfi, Locorotondo (famous for its wines) and Polignano a Mare (famous for Gelato- the best in Italy.) Enjoy local cooking and wines savored in relaxing settings. Visit archeological wonders from cave dwellings to splendid cathedrals, and see secret sites yet to be fully uncovered and understood. A spectacular tour full of hidden surprises! 9-Nights Date: September or by request. Rate: from $2899 per person, double. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: SI249

Classic Baltic Discovery - This unique tour provides travelers in search of off-the-beaten-path cultural and historical experiences, a trip of a lifetime! Since the declarations of independence in 1990, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have welcomed American travelers with open arms. Classic Baltic Discovery Highlights: ancient castles; charming town of Sigulda, known as the "Latvian Switzerland" with its 13th Century Castle as well as the Gutmana Cave, linked to a romantic medieval legend; drives through rural areas of Latvia providing experiences of true culture in this fascinating country and much more! 9-Nights Dates: May, June, July, August, September. Rates: from $2099 including airfare from JFK. Single supplement and other departure cities available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information. Mention promo code: BD437

Unique Farmhouse Stays in Holland - Try a unique alternative to hotels with this specially designed farmhouse vacation packages! Stay in one of four working farms and dairies thirty minutes or less from the fascinating city of Amsterdam, perfect for quick transfers from the airport and easy access for some city life and culture, the best balanced vacation! In addition, these farms are close to other charming Dutch cities such as Edam, Volendam, Marken and Alkmaar. The farms offer friendly hosts, lots of nearby activities including biking and watersports, the opportunity for a unique learning experience and more. 3-night and 6-night packages available with add-on city stays. Rates: from $339 per person. Rates Include: farmhouse accommodations, manual economy car rental, bike rental and Tripbuilder Guidebook. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: UF252

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Italy by Vespa – An exhilarating tour throughout Chianti! Discover small off-the-beaten-path villages and the excitement of vespa transportation! Italy by Vespa Includes: rides past vineyards (including a special 800-year-old winery), olive groves, medieval castles and ancient villas; sheep farm visits; charming medieval towns such as Siena and San Gimignano and Tuscan cooking lessons. The transportation is half the fun on this exciting tour! You will cover about 300 miles in 7-days at speeds up to 36 mph. Travelers have the opportunity of riding solo, with a partner or a guide. Accommodations are in a luxuriously restored 18th Century, four star hotel. 7-days Dates: May, June, August and October, or by request. Rates: from $3895 per person, double. Single supplement and airfare available. Open to all ages. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information. Mention promo code: IV273

Bottom’s Up! English Pub Tour - A unique tour of wonderful Olde English Pubs! Explore charming towns and villages while enjoying excellent ales and local cuisine. Bottom’s Up! English Pub Tour Highlights: storybook charm of the Cotswalds and Stratford on Avon with lunch at the famous Dirty Duck; visit Ye Olde Trip Inn, which dates back to 1070 AD and was a favorite of King Richard and the crusade soldiers; overnight in a16th century country inn situated between the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury; drive along the Thames Valley and more! 6-Nights Dates: year round Rates: from $1699 per person, double including airfare. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: BU183

France by Rail: Paris, Avignon and Nice - This independent rail tour visits three of the most fascinating cities in France! Whether your first time traveling to Paris or not, Paris intrigues, astonishes and ultimately gets under your skin. The City of Light is the apex of architectural beauty, artistic expression, and culinary delight! In the 14th century, Avignon was the capital of Christendom -- the popes lived here instead of in Rome. The legacy left by their "court of splendor and magnificence" makes Avignon one of the most interesting and beautiful of Europe's medieval cities. Nice is the capital of the Riviera, the largest city between Genoa and Marseille. It's also one of the most ancient, having been founded by the Greeks, who called it "Nike," or Victory. Because of its brilliant sunshine and relaxed living, it has attracted artists and writers for centuries, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. France by Rail Includes: 3-nights charming hotel in Paris; Paris TripBuilder guidebook; 3-day Paris Viste Pass; TGV train, Paris to Avignon; 3-nights charming hotel Avignon; TGV train Avignon to Nice; 3-nights charming hotel in Nice; 3-day Cote d'Azur Museum Pass; daily breakfast and more! 9-Nights Dates: Year Round Rates: from $1999 per person, double. Single supplement available. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: FR004

Antique Shopping & Cooking Tour Paris - A Unique Women’s Only Vacation - Explore enchanting Paris by antiquing and cooking with plenty of time to shop for whatever you enjoy collecting. Paris is a shopper’s dream, with haute couture boutiques found on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, the avenue Montaigne in the 8th Arrondissement and along the Champs-Elysees. The bookstalls are perched against the parapet of the Seine River, and flea markets abound, where the savvy shopper will find many unique treasures. Antique Shopping & Cooking Tour Paris Highlights Include: a guided tour of Paris; explore the Louvre Museum with a guide; a private tour of the fashion district; a cooking class at the Ritz Escoffier School; antique hunting in the famed 6th Arrondissement with a local expert and more! 4-Nights with Option to Extend in Paris or London. Date: May 17 & Sep 27 Rates: from $1619 per person. Single supplement or roomshare. Contact our specialty travel consultants for additional information! Mention promo code: AP442

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