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Tour Newsletter Dated May 26, 2015

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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In today's newsletter, I'll highlight the variety of specialty travel options that we offer. On these vacations, you can learn about food and wine or photography, join a family vacation or an adventure tour, or travel on an intimate barge or riverboat.

Below are our specialty trip categories. Just click any link to see itineraries, dates and rates.

Adventure tours include some sort of physical activity -- like hiking, biking or rafting -- or they feature exotic and unique itineraries in destinations such as the Galapagos, Patagonia or Antarctica. These trips often emphasize interaction with the environment, people and cultures of the regions visited.

River cruises sail the world's famed waterways, such as the Mississippi, Columbia, Rhine, Danube, Amazon, Yangtze and Mekong. Ships are small but well-appointed, and guided sightseeing excursions are often included each day you're in port.

While our river cruises take place on major rivers, barge cruises navigate lesser-known canals and tributaries, primarily in Europe. The vessels are quite small, carrying six to 24 guests, and offer a high level of personal service. These leisurely trips explore great cities and quaint towns; some barges can be chartered by small groups.

Safaris offer thrilling wildlife encounters in the reserves of Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Depending on the safari, accommodations can include fine hotels, bush lodges and mobile tented camps that are set up close to prime game-viewing destinations.

We offer additional wildlife tours in many other parts of the world. Observe penguins in Antarctica, tigers in India or giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, for example. Explore the underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, or track wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

Faith-based tours visit important and inspirational religious sites. These include trips that follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick in Ireland, visit shrines in France, highlight Jewish heritage along the Danube River or explore landmarks in the Holy Land.

Some escorted tours aren't really appropriate for family vacations, and for select itineraries young kids may not be permitted at all. However, a few operators do offer trips specifically geared to family travel, such as Adventures by Disney, Gate 1, Tauck, Trafalgar, Collette, G Adventures, Intrepid, Natural Habitat Adventures, Abercrombie & Kent and Uniworld (for river cruises).

Food and wine vacations celebrate a destination's culinary heritage, from the vineyards of Argentina, California and France to the markets of Mexico, China and Vietnam. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and visits to artisan food producers can be included in these types of itineraries.

Our music tours and river cruises reflect a range of genres, from the blues and jazz of the American South to the classical works of Mozart and Beethoven. There are trips that celebrate big band, country and the legacy of Elvis Presley.

Photography tours offer opportunities to hone your camera skills in some of the world's most intriguing settings. Typically, a professional photographer is on hand to provide instruction on composition, lighting and camera settings, helping you get the perfect shot. You can join a photo safari in such destinations as Kenya, Alaska and the Galapagos.

Civil War tours and river cruises provide deeper insight into this pivotal time in U.S. history. They incorporate re-enactments, discussions with historians and visits to battlefields and other key sites. Our European history and politics trips explore both the distant and recent past; some departures focus on World Wars I and II.

Two companies offer fun and casual vacations for younger travelers: Contiki (for ages 18 to 35) and G Adventures (its "YOLO" trips for ages 18 to 39).

Finally, some of our vacations focus on special events, such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August, fall foliage season in the U.S. and the Christmas markets of Europe.

Here are this week's Top 20 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country with London, 11 days with Globus. Begins in Paris and ends in London with visits to Omaha Beach, Mont St. Michel and the Loire Valley. Receive $200 per couple in air credit. Starting at $3,293. Departures from June 25 through October 3, 2015.

2) Athens and Greek Islands, 10 days with Keytours. Begins and ends in Athens with visits to the Acropolis museum, Paros and Santorini. Starting at $999. Departures from September 16 through November 25, 2015.

3) Experience the Rhine & Moselle, 8 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Begins and ends in Dusseldorf with stops in Rudesheim, Bernkastel and Cologne. Enjoy reduced rates. Prices shown reflect discount. Starting at $999. Departs July 26 and August 2, 9,16 & 23, 2015.

4) Italy - Venice, the Lagoon, and the Po Delta, 6 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Venice with stops in Ferrara, Verona and Adria. Two children ages 16 and under travel for free. Starting at $1,133. Departures from July 2 through August 26, 2015.

5) Irish Highlights Winter, 8 days with Brendan. Begins and ends in Dublin with visits to Waterford, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. Save up to 7.5%. Starting at $1,195. Departures from October 31, 2015 through March 5, 2016.

6) 8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, 8 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins in Rapid City and ends in Salt Lake City with visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial, Old Faithful and Jenny Lake. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $1,549. Departures from June 8 through September 7, 2015.

7) Mexico's Copper Canyon Winter, 10 days with Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Phoenix with visits to the Sea of Cortez, Alamos and Paquime. Save up to 7.5%. Starting at $1,619. Departures from September 5 through December 20, 2015.

8) Best of Morocco Winter, 10 days with Insight. Begins and ends in Casablanca with visits to Fez, the Todra Gorge and Marrakesh. Save up to 7.5%. Starting at $1,711. Departures from November 6, 2015 through March 25, 2016.

9) Scottish Dream, 9 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Glasgow and ends in Edinburgh with visits to Loch Lomond, the Isle of Skye and St. Andrews. Save $350 per couple. Starting at $1,956. Departures from June 14 through October 23, 2015.

10) Taste of Devon, Cornwall & Wales, 10 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Dublin and ends in London with visits to Snowdonia National Park, Land's End and Stonehenge. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $2,233. Departures from July 12 through November 1, 2015.

11) Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with visits to Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Penh and Tan Chau. Receive a free eight-night land tour in Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting at $2,299. Departures from July 27, 2015 through January 4, 2016.

12) The Classic Spring Norwegian Discovery, 11 days with Hurtigruten. Begins in Bergen and ends in Trondheim with visits to Ålesund, the Lofoten Islands and Tromsø. Save up to 25%. Starting at $2,420. Departures from April 3 through May 31, 2016.

13) Bourbon, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in St. Louis and ends in Cincinnati with stops in Cape Girardeau, Paducah and Louisville. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $2,699. Departs July 5, 2015.

14) Christmas on the Rhine, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel with stops in Cologne, Heidelberg and Strasbourg. Save $1,500 to $3,000 per couple. Starting at $2,799. Departures from November 23 through December 28, 2015.

15) Vietnam Panorama, 18 days with Wendy Wu Tours. Begins in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi with visits to the Mekong Delta, Hoi An and Halong Bay. Receive a free pre- or post-tour hotel night and free optional excursion. Starting at $3,045. Departures from July 12 through September 27, 2015.

16) America's Canyonlands, 8 days with Tauck. Begins in Phoenix and ends in Las Vegas with visits to the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Zion National Park. Receive one pre-tour hotel night in Scottsdale. Starting at $3,290. Departures from April 18 through October 14, 2016.

17) Delightful Danube & Prague, 10 days with Uniworld. Travels between Prague and Budapest with stops in Vienna, Passau and Nuremberg. Save $1,400 per couple. Starting at $3,299. Departures from May 4 through November 7, 2016.

18) Good Old Summertime, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in Memphis and ends in New Orleans with stops in Vicksburg, Natchez and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $3,999. Departs June 13, 2015.

19) Imperial Jewels of China, 13 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Beijing and Shanghai with visits to the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian and the Three Gorges. Companion cruises and flies for free. Starting at $5,449. Departures from May 3 through August 31, 2016.

20) Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Islands, Big Adventure, 13 days with Quark Expeditions. Begins and ends in Longyearbyen with visits to the 14th of July Glacier, Ny London and Sundneset. Save 15% to 25%. Starting at $8,195. Departs June 11, 22 & 23 and July 4 & 24, 2016.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-680-2858. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Alan Fox
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