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Inspiring Itineraries

Columbia

 Columbia & Snake River Cruise 

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Highlights

 

  • Breathtaking landscapes from desert plains to gorges, mountain forests and waterfalls.

  • Diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife

  • Ideal viewing locations from balconies, sun decks and the banks of the rivers.

  • Unique onshore experiences:  museums, state parks, historical homes, and winery visits.

  • On board experts including a Riverlorian that will bring history to life.

  • Performers who weave in the heritage and culture of the region.

  • Regionally inspired locally sourced cuisine.

Sample Itinerary
  • What does a travel advisor do and why should I hire an advisor when I can book everything online myself?
    Simply said, travel advisors are professional travel consultants with the resources, connections and expertise to add value to your travel plans. We know our industry and match our clients to the best options that will fulfill their travel desires. We enhance travel itineraries with added amenities, experiences, and touches that you can’t get when you book online. We advocate for our clients before, during and after their travels. Often, what we recommend is outside the box with opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Working with a professional will make all the difference in the outcome of your vacation investment. You will want to work with a travel advisor who has expertise in a specialty or niche and has the deep industry connections where you will benefit of those relationships. The clients that hire us understand that we take the burden of time, planning, pricing and scheduling away from the vacation process. We have clout and we’re not afraid to use it.
  • When should I not book with a travel advisor?
    We come across this often. You can always ask if you are unsure, but there are some instances when you are better off making plans yourself. If you can’t let go of control. If you are the type of person who must orchestrate every piece of your vacation, or if you love spending all your time planning and organizing every minute detail, then working with a travel advisor probably isn’t for you. Our highest use is taking the stress of planning and booking off your shoulders so you can just enjoy the best vacation ever. Domestic Air Only. Booking domestic air online is simple these days. Airlines do not pay commissions on domestic air, there's no business case for us to book air.. We can do it for you, but we will charge an air-booking fee to handle this for you. If you are interested in the cheapest or the lowest cost everything–We don’t do cheap. You get what you pay for and that goes for traveling too. What we know you will receive is a trip planned for you that is within your budget and includes added value. We don’t do ordinary either. If you’re ok with average — and you see no value in curated experiences, then you don’t need us. We personalize and customize your vacation to your liking. Your time is valuable. There’s so much living to do sometimes we need to offload the tough tasks to a professional. If you love to feel valued, special and enjoy VIP treatment with added amenities and upgrades when possible, then average just won’t do and you need us!
  • Travel insurance, should we or shouldn’t we?"
    Life happens. Things happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry as the adage goes. As unpredictable as life is, cancellations happen; they sometimes delay trips because of weather, mechanical disruptions, strikes, and unrest. Luggage gets lost or delayed and people get sick or injured. Protect yourself by protecting your health, safety and investment. We do the very best to plan your trip with precision hedging any issues that could arise during your travel time but much of this is out of your control and our control. Know what coverages your health insurance offers domestically and especially internationally. You may think you have travel insurance through a credit card but look over that fine print. It’s likely not as comprehensive as what is coverage you should carry. Don’t just assume that carrying a credit card with a nice limit is enough to cover emergency medical treatment. Some countries only take cash and some emergencies, like life flights and evacuations are so costly they will put your retirement savings at risk. Why chance that? Protect yourself and your investment. We feel so strongly about all our clients having this security blanket that we’ll have you sign a waiver form if you decline travel insurance.
  • When do I get my travel documents?
    We process documents 30 days prior to your departure date. We will present everything you need with plenty of time to review them with you. We are always available to answer questions you may have. Most trips these days have electronic documents but we will give you paper copies and a lovely itinerary that you’ll be able to hold as a keepsake long after your trip ends.
  • What if we want to extend our stay or arrive a few days ahead of our cruise or tour?
    You came to the right place. We have options up our sleeves, including amazing boutique hotels and customized tours according to your interests and likes. We have pre and post options in all destinations to present that fit your needs!
  • How do I get from the airport to the ship?
    We arrange that in advance for you. We will have folks on the ground outside of the arrivals terminal waiting for you with a sign. Depending on the arrangements we make for you, sometimes it’s included and sometimes it’s not part of the vacation package. We will arrange safe and seamless transfers for you throughout your travels, even from home if you desire!
  • What cruise lines do you work with?
    Our goal is to get to know you, know your travel style and offer an experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a varied and extensive selection of ocean and river cruise lines that have outstanding reputations and exemplary service standards. We work with over 30 companies, some familiar to you and some unfamiliar. Our partners are a big part of your travel story; we only work with the best.
  • I’ve heard rivers in Europe sometimes are too low or too high to sail?  What happens then?
    Weather happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. Water levels vary for a variety of reasons, too much snowfall, too little rain, and temps that are too warm. They build the ships for the rivers they sail on, meaning the drafts are low and the height of the ship is low enough to maneuver under bridges. When the water is too low or too high, this can impact a sailing. They monitor water levels on the hour by operations teams that report to each cruise line. The cruise line makes the ultimate decision with the safety of the passengers foremost in mind. These situations rarely happen, but if they do the cruise lines always have a Plan B. We will be on top of the situation and inform you throughout. Often passengers will be transferred by motor coach to the next port of call. You’ll likely board a sister ship where your sailing will continue. The crew will move your luggage, no need to worry. Life is an adventure and so is traveling on the water!
Train LondonVenice

 Train from London to Venice 

+ 7 Night Adriatic & Greece Voyage 
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Highlights
  • ​London: Enjoy two full days in the city to embrace the history, culture and cosmopolitan flair of England’s timeless capital.

  • Historic Railway: Board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an inspiring journey across Europe that includes a fabulous overnight stay on this exquisitely
    elegant train.

  • Superb Accommodations: Enjoy a private cabin and a personal steward to
    see to all your needs.

  • Foodie Experiences: Savor a Bellini brunch; a delicious three-course lunch; and a decadent four-course dinner, paired with superb wine – all while gliding along the rails.

  • Panoramic Europe: While enjoying the comforts of the golden age of travel, soak up panoramas as you cross Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and France.

  • Venice: Disembark the train in Italy’s most breathtaking city and explore independently

  • 7 Night Adriatic & Greece luxury small ship cruise

  • Athens:  Explore this ancient city with a 2-night stay diving deep into all things Greek!

 

About Venice Simplon-Orient Express

 

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the more storied set of carriages in the world, inviting you to cross Europe with a grace that harkens back to the golden age of rail travel. From the landmarks of London to the canals of Venice, you will journey in grand style with rich woodwork, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures making for a divine Art Deco ambiance. Gourmet cuisine and impeccable service further add to the experience as you cross through Austria, Germany and France soaking up sweeping panoramas the entire way. Enjoy a taste of the good life and a wonderful trip back in time.

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Sample Itinerary
  • What does a travel advisor do and why should I hire an advisor when I can book everything online myself?
    Simply said, travel advisors are professional travel consultants with the resources, connections and expertise to add value to your travel plans. We know our industry and match our clients to the best options that will fulfill their travel desires. We enhance travel itineraries with added amenities, experiences, and touches that you can’t get when you book online. We advocate for our clients before, during and after their travels. Often, what we recommend is outside the box with opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Working with a professional will make all the difference in the outcome of your vacation investment. You will want to work with a travel advisor who has expertise in a specialty or niche and has the deep industry connections where you will benefit of those relationships. The clients that hire us understand that we take the burden of time, planning, pricing and scheduling away from the vacation process. We have clout and we’re not afraid to use it.
  • When should I not book with a travel advisor?
    We come across this often. You can always ask if you are unsure, but there are some instances when you are better off making plans yourself. If you can’t let go of control. If you are the type of person who must orchestrate every piece of your vacation, or if you love spending all your time planning and organizing every minute detail, then working with a travel advisor probably isn’t for you. Our highest use is taking the stress of planning and booking off your shoulders so you can just enjoy the best vacation ever. Domestic Air Only. Booking domestic air online is simple these days. Airlines do not pay commissions on domestic air, there's no business case for us to book air.. We can do it for you, but we will charge an air-booking fee to handle this for you. If you are interested in the cheapest or the lowest cost everything–We don’t do cheap. You get what you pay for and that goes for traveling too. What we know you will receive is a trip planned for you that is within your budget and includes added value. We don’t do ordinary either. If you’re ok with average — and you see no value in curated experiences, then you don’t need us. We personalize and customize your vacation to your liking. Your time is valuable. There’s so much living to do sometimes we need to offload the tough tasks to a professional. If you love to feel valued, special and enjoy VIP treatment with added amenities and upgrades when possible, then average just won’t do and you need us!
  • Travel insurance, should we or shouldn’t we?"
    Life happens. Things happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry as the adage goes. As unpredictable as life is, cancellations happen; they sometimes delay trips because of weather, mechanical disruptions, strikes, and unrest. Luggage gets lost or delayed and people get sick or injured. Protect yourself by protecting your health, safety and investment. We do the very best to plan your trip with precision hedging any issues that could arise during your travel time but much of this is out of your control and our control. Know what coverages your health insurance offers domestically and especially internationally. You may think you have travel insurance through a credit card but look over that fine print. It’s likely not as comprehensive as what is coverage you should carry. Don’t just assume that carrying a credit card with a nice limit is enough to cover emergency medical treatment. Some countries only take cash and some emergencies, like life flights and evacuations are so costly they will put your retirement savings at risk. Why chance that? Protect yourself and your investment. We feel so strongly about all our clients having this security blanket that we’ll have you sign a waiver form if you decline travel insurance.
  • When do I get my travel documents?
    We process documents 30 days prior to your departure date. We will present everything you need with plenty of time to review them with you. We are always available to answer questions you may have. Most trips these days have electronic documents but we will give you paper copies and a lovely itinerary that you’ll be able to hold as a keepsake long after your trip ends.
  • What if we want to extend our stay or arrive a few days ahead of our cruise or tour?
    You came to the right place. We have options up our sleeves, including amazing boutique hotels and customized tours according to your interests and likes. We have pre and post options in all destinations to present that fit your needs!
  • How do I get from the airport to the ship?
    We arrange that in advance for you. We will have folks on the ground outside of the arrivals terminal waiting for you with a sign. Depending on the arrangements we make for you, sometimes it’s included and sometimes it’s not part of the vacation package. We will arrange safe and seamless transfers for you throughout your travels, even from home if you desire!
  • What cruise lines do you work with?
    Our goal is to get to know you, know your travel style and offer an experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a varied and extensive selection of ocean and river cruise lines that have outstanding reputations and exemplary service standards. We work with over 30 companies, some familiar to you and some unfamiliar. Our partners are a big part of your travel story; we only work with the best.
  • I’ve heard rivers in Europe sometimes are too low or too high to sail?  What happens then?
    Weather happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. Water levels vary for a variety of reasons, too much snowfall, too little rain, and temps that are too warm. They build the ships for the rivers they sail on, meaning the drafts are low and the height of the ship is low enough to maneuver under bridges. When the water is too low or too high, this can impact a sailing. They monitor water levels on the hour by operations teams that report to each cruise line. The cruise line makes the ultimate decision with the safety of the passengers foremost in mind. These situations rarely happen, but if they do the cruise lines always have a Plan B. We will be on top of the situation and inform you throughout. Often passengers will be transferred by motor coach to the next port of call. You’ll likely board a sister ship where your sailing will continue. The crew will move your luggage, no need to worry. Life is an adventure and so is traveling on the water!
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Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece

 

Arrive early in Venice to drink in as much of this romantic, scenic city as you can before we set sail on an immersive voyage along the Adriatic coast and around the Greek Isles.

 

In Sibenik, Croatia, a major wine-producing region, enjoy a local red babic and pair it with freshly caught Adriatic seafood. One of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, Kotor, Montenegro, is our next destination, where a dry white Krstac wine pairs perfectly with exploring a maze of cobblestone streets. Then it is on to the Greek Island of Corfu, home to turquoise blue waters and gorgeous sandy beaches. Savor every second of an island sunset and treat yourself to a nightcap, thanks to a late stay in port.

 

Katakolon is next on the itinerary, and for good reason—the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Olympia is just a 40-minute drive from port. Escape to the gem of the Aegean, Santorini. We stay late again here, so take your time strolling the bustling streets and volcanic beaches before finishing your day with a glass of Vinsanto (a sweet, strong dessert wine).

 

Mykonos is your next stop, with its whitewashed houses, breathtaking blue harbor, and vibrant nightlife. Your journey concludes in the cradle of European civilization—Athens. You will have one more chance to drink in the spellbinding beauty of Greece and give one last shout of “Opa!” before you depart.

Voyage Itinerary
  • What does a travel advisor do and why should I hire an advisor when I can book everything online myself?
    Simply said, travel advisors are professional travel consultants with the resources, connections and expertise to add value to your travel plans. We know our industry and match our clients to the best options that will fulfill their travel desires. We enhance travel itineraries with added amenities, experiences, and touches that you can’t get when you book online. We advocate for our clients before, during and after their travels. Often, what we recommend is outside the box with opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Working with a professional will make all the difference in the outcome of your vacation investment. You will want to work with a travel advisor who has expertise in a specialty or niche and has the deep industry connections where you will benefit of those relationships. The clients that hire us understand that we take the burden of time, planning, pricing and scheduling away from the vacation process. We have clout and we’re not afraid to use it.
  • When should I not book with a travel advisor?
    We come across this often. You can always ask if you are unsure, but there are some instances when you are better off making plans yourself. If you can’t let go of control. If you are the type of person who must orchestrate every piece of your vacation, or if you love spending all your time planning and organizing every minute detail, then working with a travel advisor probably isn’t for you. Our highest use is taking the stress of planning and booking off your shoulders so you can just enjoy the best vacation ever. Domestic Air Only. Booking domestic air online is simple these days. Airlines do not pay commissions on domestic air, there's no business case for us to book air.. We can do it for you, but we will charge an air-booking fee to handle this for you. If you are interested in the cheapest or the lowest cost everything–We don’t do cheap. You get what you pay for and that goes for traveling too. What we know you will receive is a trip planned for you that is within your budget and includes added value. We don’t do ordinary either. If you’re ok with average — and you see no value in curated experiences, then you don’t need us. We personalize and customize your vacation to your liking. Your time is valuable. There’s so much living to do sometimes we need to offload the tough tasks to a professional. If you love to feel valued, special and enjoy VIP treatment with added amenities and upgrades when possible, then average just won’t do and you need us!
  • Travel insurance, should we or shouldn’t we?"
    Life happens. Things happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry as the adage goes. As unpredictable as life is, cancellations happen; they sometimes delay trips because of weather, mechanical disruptions, strikes, and unrest. Luggage gets lost or delayed and people get sick or injured. Protect yourself by protecting your health, safety and investment. We do the very best to plan your trip with precision hedging any issues that could arise during your travel time but much of this is out of your control and our control. Know what coverages your health insurance offers domestically and especially internationally. You may think you have travel insurance through a credit card but look over that fine print. It’s likely not as comprehensive as what is coverage you should carry. Don’t just assume that carrying a credit card with a nice limit is enough to cover emergency medical treatment. Some countries only take cash and some emergencies, like life flights and evacuations are so costly they will put your retirement savings at risk. Why chance that? Protect yourself and your investment. We feel so strongly about all our clients having this security blanket that we’ll have you sign a waiver form if you decline travel insurance.
  • When do I get my travel documents?
    We process documents 30 days prior to your departure date. We will present everything you need with plenty of time to review them with you. We are always available to answer questions you may have. Most trips these days have electronic documents but we will give you paper copies and a lovely itinerary that you’ll be able to hold as a keepsake long after your trip ends.
  • What if we want to extend our stay or arrive a few days ahead of our cruise or tour?
    You came to the right place. We have options up our sleeves, including amazing boutique hotels and customized tours according to your interests and likes. We have pre and post options in all destinations to present that fit your needs!
  • How do I get from the airport to the ship?
    We arrange that in advance for you. We will have folks on the ground outside of the arrivals terminal waiting for you with a sign. Depending on the arrangements we make for you, sometimes it’s included and sometimes it’s not part of the vacation package. We will arrange safe and seamless transfers for you throughout your travels, even from home if you desire!
  • What cruise lines do you work with?
    Our goal is to get to know you, know your travel style and offer an experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a varied and extensive selection of ocean and river cruise lines that have outstanding reputations and exemplary service standards. We work with over 30 companies, some familiar to you and some unfamiliar. Our partners are a big part of your travel story; we only work with the best.
  • I’ve heard rivers in Europe sometimes are too low or too high to sail?  What happens then?
    Weather happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. Water levels vary for a variety of reasons, too much snowfall, too little rain, and temps that are too warm. They build the ships for the rivers they sail on, meaning the drafts are low and the height of the ship is low enough to maneuver under bridges. When the water is too low or too high, this can impact a sailing. They monitor water levels on the hour by operations teams that report to each cruise line. The cruise line makes the ultimate decision with the safety of the passengers foremost in mind. These situations rarely happen, but if they do the cruise lines always have a Plan B. We will be on top of the situation and inform you throughout. Often passengers will be transferred by motor coach to the next port of call. You’ll likely board a sister ship where your sailing will continue. The crew will move your luggage, no need to worry. Life is an adventure and so is traveling on the water!
Segments

 Segments & World Cruises 

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Just imagine…
  • Embarking on a leisurely, extended voyage with a heart full of anticipation and wonder

  • Relishing the many moments, the view outside your window changes

  • Settling into your cozy new home for a month or three with a routine you freely create

  • Becoming one with the cultures by experiencing them up close and personal

Cruises date back to the Golden Age of steam ships when stylish, well-to-do passengers circumnavigated the globe in the time-honored tradition. On board these days, you will find younger travelers, that can work remotely as well as those passengers with more time on their hands.  These itineraries invite those to see more with much less effort than taking multiple, individual trips.  The best benefit, in our view, is the value World Cruises and segments offer.

 

World Cruise amenities are generous and give travelers the satisfaction of packaging all their needs into one bundle.  Add on top of that Virtuoso amenities and it is a win-win for those who yearn for more time on the sea and longer stays in ports. There are a multitude of itinerary options, and we recommend booking these journeys more than a year before sailing date. While you leave the ship navigation to the Captain, let us assist in navigating just the right length for your journey as well as the perfect ship for your indulgent voyage!  Here is a sample of a well-rounded 71 Day Grand Voyage itinerary departing and returning from a US port.

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Iceland Expedition

 Iceland Expedition 

Iceland Circumnavigation

Land of fire and ice. A Viking stronghold.  A modern country on an ancient island.  It has culture, wildlife, water wonders and such dramatic beauty, it will change the way you look at the world.  Air travel time from the Northeast US is 5.5 hours.

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Highlights

  • You will witness firsthand this global hotspot for culture

  • Reykjavik is considered the cleanest and greenest city in the world!

  • Sail North of the Arctic Circle by visiting Grimsey

  • The world’s newest island, Surtsey, was formed by a volcano in 1963!

  • Landscapes beyond imagining, explore by hiking, explore the coastline
    in Zodiacs, walk on black sand beaches that are nuzzled against
    rugged coastlines.

  • Be in awe at the windswept volcanoes, secret hot springs hidden in misty valleys while majestic waterfalls cascade from every hill.

  • You will see fjords, sea stacks, bird cliffs, lava fields, glaciers and caves!

  • Benefit from traveling with local guides, knowledge-keepers, wildlife experts, naturalist, and researchers.  You will be engaged and educated about the wild places and wild species of Iceland.

  • There is a chance to see the Northern Lights if you visit during the late fall.

Sample Itinerary
  • What does a travel advisor do and why should I hire an advisor when I can book everything online myself?
    Simply said, travel advisors are professional travel consultants with the resources, connections and expertise to add value to your travel plans. We know our industry and match our clients to the best options that will fulfill their travel desires. We enhance travel itineraries with added amenities, experiences, and touches that you can’t get when you book online. We advocate for our clients before, during and after their travels. Often, what we recommend is outside the box with opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Working with a professional will make all the difference in the outcome of your vacation investment. You will want to work with a travel advisor who has expertise in a specialty or niche and has the deep industry connections where you will benefit of those relationships. The clients that hire us understand that we take the burden of time, planning, pricing and scheduling away from the vacation process. We have clout and we’re not afraid to use it.
  • When should I not book with a travel advisor?
    We come across this often. You can always ask if you are unsure, but there are some instances when you are better off making plans yourself. If you can’t let go of control. If you are the type of person who must orchestrate every piece of your vacation, or if you love spending all your time planning and organizing every minute detail, then working with a travel advisor probably isn’t for you. Our highest use is taking the stress of planning and booking off your shoulders so you can just enjoy the best vacation ever. Domestic Air Only. Booking domestic air online is simple these days. Airlines do not pay commissions on domestic air, there's no business case for us to book air.. We can do it for you, but we will charge an air-booking fee to handle this for you. If you are interested in the cheapest or the lowest cost everything–We don’t do cheap. You get what you pay for and that goes for traveling too. What we know you will receive is a trip planned for you that is within your budget and includes added value. We don’t do ordinary either. If you’re ok with average — and you see no value in curated experiences, then you don’t need us. We personalize and customize your vacation to your liking. Your time is valuable. There’s so much living to do sometimes we need to offload the tough tasks to a professional. If you love to feel valued, special and enjoy VIP treatment with added amenities and upgrades when possible, then average just won’t do and you need us!
  • Travel insurance, should we or shouldn’t we?"
    Life happens. Things happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry as the adage goes. As unpredictable as life is, cancellations happen; they sometimes delay trips because of weather, mechanical disruptions, strikes, and unrest. Luggage gets lost or delayed and people get sick or injured. Protect yourself by protecting your health, safety and investment. We do the very best to plan your trip with precision hedging any issues that could arise during your travel time but much of this is out of your control and our control. Know what coverages your health insurance offers domestically and especially internationally. You may think you have travel insurance through a credit card but look over that fine print. It’s likely not as comprehensive as what is coverage you should carry. Don’t just assume that carrying a credit card with a nice limit is enough to cover emergency medical treatment. Some countries only take cash and some emergencies, like life flights and evacuations are so costly they will put your retirement savings at risk. Why chance that? Protect yourself and your investment. We feel so strongly about all our clients having this security blanket that we’ll have you sign a waiver form if you decline travel insurance.
  • When do I get my travel documents?
    We process documents 30 days prior to your departure date. We will present everything you need with plenty of time to review them with you. We are always available to answer questions you may have. Most trips these days have electronic documents but we will give you paper copies and a lovely itinerary that you’ll be able to hold as a keepsake long after your trip ends.
  • What if we want to extend our stay or arrive a few days ahead of our cruise or tour?
    You came to the right place. We have options up our sleeves, including amazing boutique hotels and customized tours according to your interests and likes. We have pre and post options in all destinations to present that fit your needs!
  • How do I get from the airport to the ship?
    We arrange that in advance for you. We will have folks on the ground outside of the arrivals terminal waiting for you with a sign. Depending on the arrangements we make for you, sometimes it’s included and sometimes it’s not part of the vacation package. We will arrange safe and seamless transfers for you throughout your travels, even from home if you desire!
  • What cruise lines do you work with?
    Our goal is to get to know you, know your travel style and offer an experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a varied and extensive selection of ocean and river cruise lines that have outstanding reputations and exemplary service standards. We work with over 30 companies, some familiar to you and some unfamiliar. Our partners are a big part of your travel story; we only work with the best.
  • I’ve heard rivers in Europe sometimes are too low or too high to sail?  What happens then?
    Weather happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. Water levels vary for a variety of reasons, too much snowfall, too little rain, and temps that are too warm. They build the ships for the rivers they sail on, meaning the drafts are low and the height of the ship is low enough to maneuver under bridges. When the water is too low or too high, this can impact a sailing. They monitor water levels on the hour by operations teams that report to each cruise line. The cruise line makes the ultimate decision with the safety of the passengers foremost in mind. These situations rarely happen, but if they do the cruise lines always have a Plan B. We will be on top of the situation and inform you throughout. Often passengers will be transferred by motor coach to the next port of call. You’ll likely board a sister ship where your sailing will continue. The crew will move your luggage, no need to worry. Life is an adventure and so is traveling on the water!
Burgundy

 Essence of Burgundy & Provence 

7 ­NIGHT CRUISE with 3 Night Geneva Pre Cruise
or/and 3 Night Barcelona Post Cruise Land
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Indulge in French flavors on a palate­pleasing itinerary that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence. Uncover the Roman history of Chalon­sur Saône and delight in charming Tournus with its towering Romanesque abbey and historic apothecary shop. Visit French châteaux from Burgundy to Provence, taste your way through the French culinary capital of Lyon and visit the Papal Palace in Avignon. While you will get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate – and in your heart – for a lifetime!

Sample Itinerary
  • What does a travel advisor do and why should I hire an advisor when I can book everything online myself?
    Simply said, travel advisors are professional travel consultants with the resources, connections and expertise to add value to your travel plans. We know our industry and match our clients to the best options that will fulfill their travel desires. We enhance travel itineraries with added amenities, experiences, and touches that you can’t get when you book online. We advocate for our clients before, during and after their travels. Often, what we recommend is outside the box with opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Working with a professional will make all the difference in the outcome of your vacation investment. You will want to work with a travel advisor who has expertise in a specialty or niche and has the deep industry connections where you will benefit of those relationships. The clients that hire us understand that we take the burden of time, planning, pricing and scheduling away from the vacation process. We have clout and we’re not afraid to use it.
  • When should I not book with a travel advisor?
    We come across this often. You can always ask if you are unsure, but there are some instances when you are better off making plans yourself. If you can’t let go of control. If you are the type of person who must orchestrate every piece of your vacation, or if you love spending all your time planning and organizing every minute detail, then working with a travel advisor probably isn’t for you. Our highest use is taking the stress of planning and booking off your shoulders so you can just enjoy the best vacation ever. Domestic Air Only. Booking domestic air online is simple these days. Airlines do not pay commissions on domestic air, there's no business case for us to book air.. We can do it for you, but we will charge an air-booking fee to handle this for you. If you are interested in the cheapest or the lowest cost everything–We don’t do cheap. You get what you pay for and that goes for traveling too. What we know you will receive is a trip planned for you that is within your budget and includes added value. We don’t do ordinary either. If you’re ok with average — and you see no value in curated experiences, then you don’t need us. We personalize and customize your vacation to your liking. Your time is valuable. There’s so much living to do sometimes we need to offload the tough tasks to a professional. If you love to feel valued, special and enjoy VIP treatment with added amenities and upgrades when possible, then average just won’t do and you need us!
  • Travel insurance, should we or shouldn’t we?"
    Life happens. Things happen. It’s always better to be safe than sorry as the adage goes. As unpredictable as life is, cancellations happen; they sometimes delay trips because of weather, mechanical disruptions, strikes, and unrest. Luggage gets lost or delayed and people get sick or injured. Protect yourself by protecting your health, safety and investment. We do the very best to plan your trip with precision hedging any issues that could arise during your travel time but much of this is out of your control and our control. Know what coverages your health insurance offers domestically and especially internationally. You may think you have travel insurance through a credit card but look over that fine print. It’s likely not as comprehensive as what is coverage you should carry. Don’t just assume that carrying a credit card with a nice limit is enough to cover emergency medical treatment. Some countries only take cash and some emergencies, like life flights and evacuations are so costly they will put your retirement savings at risk. Why chance that? Protect yourself and your investment. We feel so strongly about all our clients having this security blanket that we’ll have you sign a waiver form if you decline travel insurance.
  • When do I get my travel documents?
    We process documents 30 days prior to your departure date. We will present everything you need with plenty of time to review them with you. We are always available to answer questions you may have. Most trips these days have electronic documents but we will give you paper copies and a lovely itinerary that you’ll be able to hold as a keepsake long after your trip ends.
  • What if we want to extend our stay or arrive a few days ahead of our cruise or tour?
    You came to the right place. We have options up our sleeves, including amazing boutique hotels and customized tours according to your interests and likes. We have pre and post options in all destinations to present that fit your needs!
  • How do I get from the airport to the ship?
    We arrange that in advance for you. We will have folks on the ground outside of the arrivals terminal waiting for you with a sign. Depending on the arrangements we make for you, sometimes it’s included and sometimes it’s not part of the vacation package. We will arrange safe and seamless transfers for you throughout your travels, even from home if you desire!
  • What cruise lines do you work with?
    Our goal is to get to know you, know your travel style and offer an experience that exceeds your expectations. We have a varied and extensive selection of ocean and river cruise lines that have outstanding reputations and exemplary service standards. We work with over 30 companies, some familiar to you and some unfamiliar. Our partners are a big part of your travel story; we only work with the best.
  • I’ve heard rivers in Europe sometimes are too low or too high to sail?  What happens then?
    Weather happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. Water levels vary for a variety of reasons, too much snowfall, too little rain, and temps that are too warm. They build the ships for the rivers they sail on, meaning the drafts are low and the height of the ship is low enough to maneuver under bridges. When the water is too low or too high, this can impact a sailing. They monitor water levels on the hour by operations teams that report to each cruise line. The cruise line makes the ultimate decision with the safety of the passengers foremost in mind. These situations rarely happen, but if they do the cruise lines always have a Plan B. We will be on top of the situation and inform you throughout. Often passengers will be transferred by motor coach to the next port of call. You’ll likely board a sister ship where your sailing will continue. The crew will move your luggage, no need to worry. Life is an adventure and so is traveling on the water!