12-Day Treasures of Italy Tour

 

Florence, Italy

12-day tour featuring Milan, Verona, Venice, the Tuscany Region, Pisa, Florence, Rome, and more…

So many of the famous sights that you’ve seen in pictures are found in this storied country . . . the Roman Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, the Duomo in Florence, Pisa’s Leaning Tower, the Canals of Venice, and fashionable Milan. This is the very best Italy has to offer in a 12-day tour.

Tour Price $2,440 p.p.d.o. if booked by 6/3/2015

Rate applies to the following departures:

September 15 & October 6, 2015

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15-day HEART OF EUROPE Circle Tour

15-day tour featuring Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and more…Going on its 55th year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. This itinerary offers seven countries, enchanting cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor. It is an ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value…Tour Price $2,640 p.p.d.o. if booked by 6/3/2015. Featured Departure Dates: October 7 & 14, 2015
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22-Day Down Under Discovery with Fiji Tour

 

22-day tour featuring Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney and more…

Explore breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities, and top attractions on this exciting voyage through the South Pacific.

In New Zealand, mesmerizing panoramas await you at Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise on the fiord and witness extraordinary scenic beauty and sheer cliffs.

Also visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and take a boat trip through the captivating Glowworm Grotto in Waitomo.

Words simply cannot describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with its clear, tropical water and explosion of colors. You’ll get to see it in person and even snorkel in it or take a glass-bottom boat tour!

You’ll also visit Cairns Tropical Zoo for your chance to have your picture taken with a cuddly koala! At Uluru (Ayers Rock) you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Uluru’s spiritual importance to the Anangu Aboriginal people.

From the sun-scorched deserts and cosmopolitan cities to the warm tropics and rugged mountains, you are sure to return home with unforgettable stories and memories to share.
Tour pricing starts at $6,299 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates Available: September through December 2015

 

 

 

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8-Day French Sampler Tour

 

8-day tour featuring Paris, Versailles, Aix-En-Provence, St. Paul De Vence, Nice, Monte Carlo and more…

A wonderful way to see the highlights of France in a week. Meet your traveling companions during a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Paris and enjoy an orientation drive to get acquainted with the “City of Light.” Guided sightseeing includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Visit the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles before arriving in Beaune, Burgundy, where a wine tasting at the famous Marché au Vins awaits you. Travel into Provence and admire the impressive Pont du Gard, enjoy a walking tour in Avignon, and stay two nights in Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. Here, enjoy a café au lait with calissons, a traditional French confectionery. Via St. Paul de Vence, the famous artist town, arrive in Monte Carlo for your two-night-stay. A special excursion has been included to visit Nice, “Queen of the Riviera” and the famous Fragonard perfume factory in Èze, where you have the chance to create your own fragrance. A special farewell dinner has been included at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your French vacation.
Tour pricing starts at $2,749 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available June through October

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11-Day Historic Trains of the Old West with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

 

11-day tour featuring Denver, Durango, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and more…

Discover the spirit of the Old West and its historic trains on this incredible vacation. Starting in Denver, Colorado, see spectacular scenery as you travel to Glenwood Springs and then down to Ouray, Silverton, and Durango. Hop on board the Georgetown Loop Railroad offering beautiful scenery of the rugged Rocky Mountains. Take a scenic ride through the San Juan National Forest on the Durango-Silverton train, a legendary steam train that hugs deep canyon walls and offers breathtaking beauty. Admire the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park and see how the ancestral puebloans lived for over 700 years. Venture to New Mexico and learn about the history of 1,100-year-old Taos, visit Santuario de Chimayo, and spend time in charming Santa Fe.

On selected departures (September 26 and October 3) you will also attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event in the world and one of New Mexico’s most dazzling spectacles. Head back north for one of the highlights of this vacation – the Royal Gorge. Walk along the Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the world, and marvel at the rugged rock walls that plunge more than 1,000 feet down to the Arkansas River. In Colorado Springs, enjoy one last train journey as you take the cog railway up to the summit of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak for amazing views, before returning to the Mile High city of Denver for one last night. As you travel to each destination, you’ll witness beautiful landscapes along the way. A remarkable vacation, indeed!
Tour pricing starts at $2,849 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures: September 26 & October 3

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8-Day New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Tour

 

8-days of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe, Taos & Carlsbad Caverns

Experience one of the most amazing sights as you witness the mass ascension of hundreds of different styled balloons. Prepare yourself for the amazing lights of the balloon glow as you see some of the many creative designs after sunset.

Tour pricing starts at $2,119 p.p.d.o.

September 28 & October 3, 2015 Departure Date

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4-Day Heroes, Hometowns and Legends Tour

 

4-days of Tennessee history with Comedian Jeanne Robertson, Grammy Award Winner Lee Greenwood and Country Artist Phil Vasser

Three great concerts, a special tour of Ft Campbell Military Base – home of the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Screaming Eagles, Loretta Lynn Ranch and more combine to make this a very special tour.

Tour pricing starts at $1,184 p.p.d.o.

September 14, 2015 Departure Date

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Travel Chronicles

Hello Travelers,
I have clients tell me again and again that one of the most rewarding parts of their tours, are the people they meet while traveling. The group dynamics in the tours we offer are remarkable. By the end of a tour, the group participants truly become like a “family”. You will share many wonderful experiences with the folks you travel with and many travelers have made life-long friends with people they have met on the tours.
Please keep in mind that, due to privacy concerns, neither Escape World Travel nor the Tour Operators we work with can share any type of personal information regarding our clients. If you do meet people on the tour who you would like to keep in touch with and you most likely will! – remember to get their contact information before you part ways and keep it in a safe place until you return home. When you do arrive home, immediately add the information to your address book or email list.
You may even want to consider bringing a small address book with you on the tour so you can add your new friend’s information on the spot!

In Travel,
Your Travel Agent

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9-Day Christmastime River Cruise on the Danube

 

9-day tour featuring Prague, Nuremberg, Passau, Vienna and more…

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the special winter atmosphere of this time of year. Highlights include a visit to the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, a fun beer tasting, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Visit the Christmas markets and be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties along the way!

Tour pricing starts at $2,540 p.p.d.o.

Departure available: December 2, 2015.

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6-Day The Great Gatsby Getaway – A SpecTAPular Event

 

6-days of Luxurious Roaring 20s at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan

We request your presence as we repeat the past. For this venture, we have rented the entirety of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island where we shall enjoy those famous summer evenings of 1922, of which so much has been written.

Tour pricing starts at $1,349 p.p.d.o.

September 12, 2015 Departure Date

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