Ship & Shore Travel
5685 Forester Lake Dr.
Sarasota. Fl. 34243
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-BROADWAY PALMS- FT MYERS
SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY- OFF BROADWAY THEATER-FT MYERS
THURSDAY JUNE 20TH, 2019 $96.00
THURSDAY JUNE 20TH, 2019 $86.00
Arrive at Broadway Palms main dinner theatre in FT MYERS. Begin with a visit to the fabulous garden salad bar with a variety of appetizers, fruit & luscious salads. Indulge in a hot entrée buffet featuring a great selection of meat, poultry and fish, potato dishes and their own house specialties. Enjoy the lavish dessert buffet where you will find an array of selection to top off a memorable meal. Then, sit back and relax while watching BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. “Be Our Guest” for the “Tale as Old as Time” about Belle, a young woman in a small town, and a Beast who is really a young prince under a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Time is running out and if the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed forever. The spirited, headstrong Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father and with the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
Be seated in the Cabaret and enjoy a fabulous salad bar, extensive hot entrée buffet and fabulous dessert table. Afterwards, the story of “Sex Please We’re Sixty” begins at Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, which has been successful for many years. Her guests, most of which are women, return year after year. Next door neighbor, “Bud the Stud” thinks they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The fun begins as three women arrive and turn the table on Bud and Mrs. Stancliffe’s suitor, Henry, in a hysterical attempt to show the men who is the smarter sex.
THURSDAY JUNE 25TH, 2019 $85.00
Get your inner artist going! This Mystery trip will have a guided tour to teach us about an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop Art Movement. He used non-traditional materials and objects. Next, for our lunch, we will have a wonderful bay view from our tables, at a restaurant known for its seafood, in the downtown area of this city. And finally, we will have another guided tour of a facility known for its support of local artists. Get your thinking caps on!
FRIDAY JUNE 28TH, 2019 $35.00
Join us for the action! You will receive $10 in free play, a 10% off coupon for your meal at one of 4 restaurants and earn free play with your members card. Table games, slots, and more for hours of
4Th OF JULY STARLITE DINNER BOAT – ST. PETE BEACH
THURSDAY JULY 4TH, 2019 $145.00
Arrive in St. Pete Beach, to board the beautiful dining yach,t the Starlite Sapphire, to cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway for an evening of celebration. Be seated for a four course dinner with a choice of ten entrees prepared on board and served to your table. A full cash bar is available. Enjoy dinner, cocktails and dessert,Then enjoy a fabulous firework display on the BAY, from the comfort of the yacht… BE SURE TO SIGN UP EARLY, AS THIS EVENT SELLS OUT VERY QUICKLY!!!
MT DORA SHOPPING
WEDNESDAY JULY 10TH, 2019 $56.00
Our first stop will be at Yalaha Country Bakery, where you can purchase delicious fresh baked goods.
We’ll journey on to Mt. Dora, a quaint town, filled with many antique and craft shops. Enjoy several hours to browse along the interesting streets that make this town so unique. Lunch is on your own, with many fine restaurants to chose from.
SUMMER DINE AROUND
THURSDAY JULY 18TH, 2019 $125.00
We start our Summer Dine Around with our soup and salad at The Gulfshore Grille right on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico at Ft. Myers Beach. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Gulf and Ft. Myers beach while we begin our delicious day. Next, we head over to Doc Ford’s right on the intercoastal at the Ft. Myers Beach Bridge. Choose from Panko Crusted Grouper, Boneless Pork Chop, Shrimp & Grits or Roasted Chicken. Our final stop is the amazing Sundial Resort, on Sanibel. In a room overlooking the beach we will enjoy a full buffet dessert that is incredible! Bring your appetite!
TUESDAY JULY 23RD, 2019 $35.00
Join us for the action! You will receive $10 in free play, a 10% off coupon for your meal at one of 4 restaurants and earn free play with your members card. Table games, slots, and more for hours of fun!
SHREK – THE MUSICAL, SHOW PALACE, HUDSON
THURSDAY JULY 25TH, 2019 $96.00
Set in a mythical once upon a time sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing...something strange and different...about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?
MIROMAR OUTLETS, ESTERO, FL
TUESDAY AUGUST 13TH, 2019 $48.00
Enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping at Miromar Outlet in Estero (south of Ft. Myers). Browsing through
their 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores. Upon arrival you’ll receive a welcome with a handout gift bag and discount coupon booklet to help you with your purchases throughout the day. Enjoy a dutch-treat lunch at your leisure at one of the ten on-sight restaurants with indoor or outdoor dining.
CAPONES DINNER THEATER, KISSIMMEE, FL
THURSDAY AUGUST 22, 2019 $97.00
Arrive at Capone’s Dinner Show in Orlando for a fun day of entertainment at the fabulous Gangland Chicago song and dance comedy revue. Begin your journey behind secret doors and the private hideaway of the 1930's notorious gangster, Al Capone. Feast on a Italian Cuisine All-You-Can Eat Buffet, that includes Deep Dish Meat Lasagna, Italian Sausage w/peppers & onions, Honey Glazed Ham. Roasted Turkey, Dressing, Chicken Cacciatore, London Broil Steak, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta Salad, Vegetables & Garden Salad and many more choices, plus unlimited beer, wines, Rum Runners and Rum & Cola. Following lunch, handsome mobsters and beautiful dames will entertain us They will combine songs that get you humming with spectacular dance, in heartwarming musical comedy adventure that culminates with a Bang the whole gang is sure to love.
FRIDAY AUGUST 30TH, 2019 $35.00
Join us for the action! You will receive $10 in free play, a 10% off coupon for your meal at one of 4 restaurants and earn free play with your members card. Table games, slots, and more for hours of fun!
ONCE – BROADWAY PALM, FT. MYERS
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2019 $105.00
From the Oscar winning film, and eight Tony Awards winning Broadway show, comes ONCE! From the very first note, ONCE pulls you in and doesn’t let your go. This gorgeous and uplifting show strikes and unforgettable chord. Set in Dublin, An Irish musician ready to give up on his career is drawn to a Czech immigrant that helps him keep writing and performing. Through their shared love of music, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful, but complicated love story. ONCE won eight Tony Awards and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
THE BEST OF EASTERN CANADA - COLLETTE
TUESDAY – TUESDAY 8 DAYS JULY 30TH – AUGUST 6TH, 2019 $3,299.00 DBL INCLUDES AIR
Begin your tour in Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world. Tour Montreal and see Jacque Cartier Square, and McGill University. Be transported back in time when you see Quebec City. You will also see Ottawa, 1000 Islands, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Niagara on the Lake. Some of your highlights will be Discovering Niagara on the Lake with quaint local shops and a charming atmosphere. Enjoy a memorable cruise through the unspoiled region of 1000 Islands. Take a stroll through bustling Byward Market. You will witness the incredible power of Mother Nature at the breathtaking Niagara Falls. Savor breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside, and enjoy an evening out and sample French cuisine at a lovely restaurant in lle d’Orleans. And there is so much more! Call for brochure.
for more info visit:https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/892363 or call for brochure.
SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH DAKOTA – COLLETTE
WEDNESDAY – TUESDAY 7 DAYS SEPTEMBER 4TH – 10TH, 2019 $2,779.00 DBL INCLUDES AIR
Welcome to the West. Highlights include: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Devils Tower Monument, Black Hills Gold, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, Deadwood, and High Plains Heritage Center. Stroll past 150 years of American history on the Presidential Trail, Traverse Needles Highway and its 14 miles of magnificent rock formations. Jump into the world of Black Hills gold on a tour, and delight in the local flavors during a western dinner show.
For more info visit: http://gateway.collette.com/link/902308 or call for brochure.
BRITISH LANDSCAPES - COLLETTE
THURSDAY – SATURDAY 10 DAYS SEPTEMBER 5TH – 14TH, 2019 $3,799.00 DBL INCLUDES AIR
Join us for a wonderful trip featuring England, Scotland and Wales. Experience London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, a castle stay, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and Cotswolds. See the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle. Discover the picturesque Lake District. Enjoy and overnight in a historic Welsh Castle. You will see the quintessential sights of London with a local guide, venture to mystical Stonehenge. Enjoy a private dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400 year old Shakespeare family home. Dine like Londoner with dinner at an English Pub. Don’t miss out! Call for brochure.
For more info visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/892366 or call for brochure
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY/AUSTRIAN DELIGHT - COLLETTE
SUNDAY – TUESDAY 9 DAYS SEPTEMBER 6 – 15, 2020 $5,449.00 DBL - INCLUDES AIR
This is a once in a lifetime trip! Experience the Passion Play like you’ve never seen it before. The entire village of Oberammergau participates in this once every 10 year spectacular. The original performance of this dates back to 1634. During the 30 year war, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague, and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every 10 years they would give a play to honor the last days of Christ. The performers of this once in a decade event are all native to the village. The cast start to grow their hair and beards more than a year before the performance. Before your experience the Passion Play, you will enjoy the beautiful Austrian countryside. Your tour begins in enchanting
Innsbruck, where 800 year old buildings alongside the Austrian Alps, create a postcard perfect backdrop. Enjoy 3 nights in Innsbruck, where you will visit the Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. Set off for the Bavarian Alps, with its charming villages and castles. There you will see Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. Visit Swarovski Crystal World, a fairy Tale world of shimmering crystal amid the mystical mountains of Tyrol. Later, travel to Salzburg, home of Mozart, and the beloved film The Sound of Music. Join your fellow travelers for a delightful dinner at the 1,200 year old St. Peter’s Restaurant, central Europe’s oldest restaurant, dating back to 803! After enjoying Salzburg, you will journey to Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Your final 2 days will be in Munich, at the foot of the Alps. Visit Olympic Park, site of the 1972 Olympic games. Next, visit Marienplatz, Munich’s historic town square and home to the world famous Glockenspiel. This really is the trip of a lifetime!
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NEW UPCOMING COLLETTE TOURS FOR 2020
Some of these trips have not been priced and firmly dated yet. As soon as they are, they will be posted on the website and added to the next brochure.
SPOTLIGHT ON WASHINGTON D.C.
6 DAYS – INCLUDES AIR MAY 7TH – 12TH, 2020 $2,399.00 DBL
Day 1: Washington, D.C. - Tour Begins
Explore America’s heritage and history during your stay in the capital city of the United States – Washington, D.C.
Day 2: Washington, D.C.
Your day begins at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center with a guided tour of this historic and storied building. Then, discover the celebrated history of America’s capital on a tour with a local expert. Delight in wonderful views of the White House, National Mall and many monuments and museums. We continue with stops at the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 3: Washington, D.C.
This morning we visit the White House Visitor Center. Explore the history of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and see artifacts from the White House collection. Then, it’s your choice! Step into the pages of history and uncover some of the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with a visit to the National Air and Space Museum -OR- the National Museum of American History. Among the National Air and Space Museum’s collection in their location on the National Mall are the famous Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module. The National Museum of American History houses an array of American touchstones, including many gowns worn by America’s First Ladies and the Star-Spangled Banner. This afternoon, enjoy free time to continue exploring on your own. Tonight, you may choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. including dinner. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4: Arlington National Cemetery - Mount Vernon, Virginia - Alexandria
Visit Arlington National Cemetery for a narrated tour that takes you to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon, we call on Mount Vernon, the beloved home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Wander the beautiful plantation grounds he adored and tour the home, filled with 18th-century artifacts. Next, arrive in Old Town Alexandria, a charming community nestled along the Potomac. Enjoy some time to stroll the cobblestone streets, view the historic Colonial architecture, and stop at some of the trendy boutiques. This evening we dine at Gadsby’s Tavern, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Washington, D.C.
This morning, visit the Washington National Cathedral. This magnificent church took 83 years to complete and has been host to many poignant moments in America’s history such as state funerals, Presidential inaugural masses and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last sermon. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship of the cathedral as you learn more about its history during a docent-led tour. This afternoon, visit Ford’s Theatre* where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on that fateful night in 1865. Tour the theatre and hear about the timeline of events that transpired as John Wilkes Booth’s plan unfolded. Finish your tour with a visit to the neighboring Petersen House, the boarding house to which the fatally injured Lincoln was carried. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner commemorating the end of your historical journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning. Today breakfast will be included
To see more details, go to - https://www.gocollette.com/en/tours/north-america/usa/spotlight-on-washington-dc
GREECE ISLAND HOPPER – NEW COLLETTE TOUR!
10 DAYS – INCLUDES AIR JULY, 2020 PRICE TBA
Pre/Post night will be available in Athens
Day 1: Arrival Day – Athens - Transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome dinner
Day 2: Athens - Morning sightseeing tour followed by a visit to the Acropolis (locally guided) PM at leisure – optional Athens Local Food Tour (walking food tour)
Day 3: Athens – Mykonos - Ferry from Athens to Mykonos. Day at leisure.
Day 4: Mykonos - Entire day at leisure. Optional boat tour to Delos will be offered.
Day 5: Mykonos - Entire day at leisure.
Day 6: Mykonos –Santorini - Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. Day at leisure.
Day 7: Santorini - Island sightseeing tour included (site of ancient Akrotiri and visit to Oia).
Day 8: Santorini - Entire day at leisure. Optional boat tour (Volcano and Hot Springs) will be offered.
Day 9: Santorini – Athens. Fly from Santorini to Athens, Farewell Dinner.
Day 10: Athens – Depart for home.
10 DAYS – INCLUDES AIR SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRICE TBA
Day 1: Overnight Flight
An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.
Day 2: Glasgow, Scotland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Glasgow, Scotland’s Victorian capital city. Start your Scottish adventure with a visit to the National Piping Centre. After a demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, it’s your chance to give it a go! Then, join your fellow travelers for a lively welcome dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Glasgow - Glencoe - Ballachulish
This morning bid Glasgow farewell as we travel to one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. Continue on to the Highlands, through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Ballachulish - Isle of Skye - Ballachulish
Take a stunning drive along the “Road to the Isles” and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, also known in poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheò (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle & Gardens* and the Museum of the Isles to learn about island life and the history of Skye. Conclude your visit with views of the isle from yet another vantage point during a ferry crossing back to the mainland. Returning to Ballachulish, see Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Ballachulish - Loch Ness - Thurso
Today, enjoy stunning and unspoiled landscapes as you journey further into the Highlands. Visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle before enjoying a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain’s most scenic bodies of water. Keep your eyes open — you never know when Nessie will appear! Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes). Your day concludes in Thurso. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Thurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso
A day of adventure awaits as you voyage by ferry to the Orkney Islands** – once a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On the crossing you’ll see abundant bird life and, if you are lucky, porpoises and seals. A local guide introduces this magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience. Visit Skara Brae where you will discover the remains of a Neolithic village built at the same time as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Next, pass the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Visit the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Thurso - Eastern Highlands
Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half-hour battle changed the course of Scotland’s history. We also stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle*** which dates back to the 1300s. Take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast. Enjoy an overnight stay in the Eastern Highlands. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Eastern Highlands - Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh
Begin your day with a visit to a family-run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. See sheepdogs at work while surrounded by the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Continue on to the vibrant Victorian town of Pitlochry for some time at leisure before traveling to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. End your day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 9: Edinburgh
Today it’s your choice! Choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour, exploring both the Old and New towns before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse.**** the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots -OR- for a different perspective you may join a local expert and explore the Old Town and Royal Mile on foot; descend into the city’s vast underground vaults and uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. Enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. With a “wee dram” in hand, toast the end of a wonderful journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 10: Edinburgh - Tour Ends
Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.
Includes 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners.
To see more details, go to - https://www.gocollette.com/en/tours/europe/united-kingdom/discover-scotland
ROME, FLORENCE & VENICE
8 DAYS - INCLUDES AIR OCTOBER, 2020 $3,849.00 DBL
BOOK BEFORE APRIL 23RD, 2020 AND SAVE $200 PER PERSON!
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Join us for a fabulous Italian adventure, featuring the magic of Rome, Florence and Venice. Come along with us and embrace the history, culture, art and romance of this incredible country.
Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Welcome to Rome. This evening, meet your fellow travelers over a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Rome - Classical Rome City Tour
This morning you may join an optional tour to the magnificent treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Later, a locally guided tour of Classical Rome will allow you to discover famous sights such as the Baths of Caracalla, the legendary Aventine and Palatine Hills, the ancient Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4: Rome - Classical Rome City Tour
This morning, a locally guided tour of Classical Rome features such sights as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. During an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, your guide recounts its rich history. The mythic Pantheon, and Piazza Navona are also featured. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps a trip to Vatican City, with an optional tour to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on your personal sightseeing list. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5: Rome - Florence
This morning we continue to Florence – the “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” Upon arrival, discover the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture of David. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Florence’s cultural riches independently. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Florence
This morning, meet a local expert for a walking tour of this city that is a work of art all its own. Your guide will highlight the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry. You also visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive Palazzo Vecchio. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7: Florence - Bologna - Venice
Today we travel the beautiful Emilia Romagna region to Bologna, Italy’s foodie capital. Join a local expert on a leisurely paced walking tour highlighting the culinary side of this historic city. Explore one of Bologna’s oldest food markets and check out traditional food shops. Discover Bologna’s culture, architecture and history as you enjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more. Then sit down for lunch at one of Bologna’s traditional restaurants. Later, continue to Venice, often called La Serenissima (the most serene) of cities. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore the hidden spots of this charming city; perhaps you will take an optional gondola ride. The locals say the best way to get to know Venice is to "get lost" here. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 8: Venice
Explore enchanting Venice with its 117 tiny islands surrounded by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. Your Venetian journey opens on Murano Island* for a glass-blowing demonstration. Then we make our way to St. Mark’s Square, the city's lively hub. A local expert will guide you on a walking tour through the area highlighting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Clock Tower with its famous Moors. Gather tonight to toast the end of your Italian adventure at your farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9: Venice - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many fond memories of incredible Italy. Today breakfast will be included.
Includes 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners.
To see more details, go to - https://www.gocollette.com/en/tours/europe/italy/bella-italia
SMOKEY MOUNTAINS & NASHVILLE – HOLIDAY TOUR, NEW
8 DAYS DECEMBER 6TH - 13TH, 2020 $2,999.00 DBL – INCLUDES AIR
BOOK BEFORE JUNE 5TH, 2020 AND SAVE $100 PER PERSON!
Day 1: Nashville, Tennessee - Tour Begins
Step back in time on a holiday getaway that opens in the “Music Capital of the World” – Nashville – and the glorious Gaylord Opryland Resort. This impressive property is a year-round wonderland, but during the holidays, it truly sparkles even brighter! Today dinner will be included.
Day 2: Nashville
A local guide will share the history and lore of Music City during a sightseeing tour where you will view the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon — a full replica of the Athenian original! Later this evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.* What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 3: Nashville
Today, a tour of RCA Studio B gives you an insider’s look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio – you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! Later, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. The museum's vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments are artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits relaying the vibrant history of country music and its artists. This evening, gather for a spectacular dinner and holiday show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Then, it’s your choice! Embark on a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- take in your resort’s amazing lights and holiday décor on a relaxing river cruise. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Nashville - Gatlinburg
This morning we travel east to Gatlinburg, a lively mountain resort, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and your home for the next two nights. This evening, be entertained at the lively Dolly Parton’s Christmas Stampede & Dinner Show, where you’ll see music, dancing, and professional horse riders performing incredible stunts. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Gatlinburg
Begin your day with a local guide leading an expedition into the most visited national park in the United States. Great Smoky Mountains National Park** is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park contains one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth and the largest deciduous forest in the eastern United States. Explore the park, stopping at various lookouts on our way to Newfound Gap, which boasts views of both sides of the Smoky Mountains – those in Tennessee and North Carolina. Afterwards, enjoy a tour and tasting at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. Tonight, it’s a Smoky Mountains Christmas at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Spectacular light displays and a lineup of shows celebrating the spirit of the holiday season make this a night to remember. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Gatlinburg - Asheville, North Carolina
Depart for Asheville, North Carolina, our Blue Ridge Mountains home for two nights. En route, we’ll stop at the stunning East Coast home of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Upon arrival in Asheville, a local guide takes you on an orientation walking tour of the neighborhood around your downtown hotel. You’ll find that Asheville sparkles during the holiday season! Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7: Asheville
Back in 1895, George Vanderbilt II decided to build himself “a little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The result was the impressive and decadent grandeur of the Biltmore Estate. Today, tour the sprawling mansion, adorned for the holidays with hundreds of elaborately decorated trees, wreaths and poinsettias and enjoy a wine-tasting at the historic Biltmore Winery. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Asheville - Charlotte - Tour Ends
Today your tour comes to an end. As you venture home, take the holiday spirit and the warmth of America’s Southeast with you. Today breakfast will be included
UPCOMING CRUISES 2019 - 2020
PORTUGAL & THE DOURO RIVER CRUISE – MAYFLOWER TOURS
11DAY OCTOBER 9TH – 19TH, 2019 $5,424.00 DBL AND UP DEPENDING ON CABIN CATEGORY
Visit Portugal and Spain on this awesome journey! Enjoy a 2 night stay in Lisbon, Portugal with tours before cruising. Begin your 7 night cruise on the Douro River, with 1st class service by an English speaking crew. There are shore excursions with English speaking guides. All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine. Stops in Fatima,Porto/ PInhao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages, vineyards and small farms. See Salamanca, Spain, another UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. During the guided tour, see amazingly detailed and intricately carved buildings of the university, the 12th century Romanesque church of San Martin, and the House of Shells. Stop in Pocinho and see the prehistoric stone carvings made by early inhabitants. Arrive in Regua, and travel to the marvelous Baroque village of Lamego, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. And finally, travel back down the Douro River to Porto, a city of eclectic modern and ancient architecture. Douro River, the “River of Gold”. Call for your brochure.
7 DAY AUTHENTIC CUBA – HOLLAND AMERICA VEENDAM
OCTOBER 23TH – 30TH, 2019
Begin your cruise aboard the Veendam departing from Ft. Lauderdale. Sail overnight to Havana, Cuba’s capital city where you will spend 2 days exploring the rich history of Havana. See the candy colored vintage cars puttering along historical streets, amazing musicians playing infectious grooves, Hemingway’s hangouts and more! There are many shore excursions to choose from to make this a once in a lifetime journey. After you depart Havana, the ship heads to Cienfuegos, Cuba’s most southern port, which has played an important role in the history of Cuba since its founding in 1819. Cienfuegos is the heart of Cuba’s sugar industry, and is a UNESCO Heritage site, with its stately neoclassical buildings and rich history. Then, set sail for Ocho Rios, Jamaica where you can dance to amazing Reggae music. The area has some of the most incredible nature hikes amongst all the plants and wildlife that make it such a unique spot. Our last stop is Georgetown, Cayman Islands, with its warm breezes, clear seas and laid back attitudes. Visit many of its historical sites and enjoy the beauty of the island. Finally, a day at sea, as we head back to Ft. Lauderdale.
Categories start at $999.00 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY and up. (excluding port fees and taxes) Insurance is available.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN 7 DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN – W/PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY – ALLURE OF THE SEAS
JANUARY 19TH – 26TH, 2020 LEAVING FROM FT. LAUDERDALE
Enjoy a wonderful getaway aboard the ALLURE OF THE SEA. Visit Philipsburg in beautiful St. Maarten, Charlotte Amelie in St. Thomas, and experience your own private island at COCOCAY, BAHAMAS. Onboard, you're hanging ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator, ziplining nine decks above the Boardwalk®, scaling the Rock Climbing Wall or getting drenched at the H2O Zone℠ aqua park, you're in for a non-stop thrill-a-thon. Dance to ABBA classics in Broadway's smash Mamma Mia! Blue Planet celebrates Mother Earth with breathtaking aerial acrobatics, and Oceanaria takes you under the sea with deck defying stunts at the AquaTheater. Enjoy the many shore excursions available at your port stops. And finally, relax at COCOCAY, Royal Caribbean’s private island. Heighten the adrenaline and score an unrivaled view while drifting up to 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay in a helium balloon. Or, Kick back and cue the views in the only overwater cabanas in The Bahamas, find your zen at the beachfront infinity pool, and indulge in delectable fare at the exclusive Coco Beach Club, where it’s nothing but good vibes.
CATEGORIES & PRICING:
CATEGORY 4V – INSIDE CABIN - $823.07 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
CATEGORY 6N – OCEAN VIEW - $896.07 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
CATEGORY 4I – BOARDWALK VIEW BALCONY - $995.07 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
CATEGORY 2J – CENTRAL PARK VIEW BALCONY - $1,025.07 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
PORT FEES & TAXES INCLUDED. PROTECTION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE.
OTHER CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN 5 DAY WESTERN CARIBBEAN BRILLANCE OF THE SEA
MARCH 7TH – 12TH, 2020 LEAVING FROM TAMPA
Board the beautiful BRILLANCE OF THE SEA at the port of Tampa and get ready for fun! With stops at George Town, In the gorgeous Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico. Onboard, Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required. Relax by the pool while at sea, and catch one of the wonderful shows offered in the Aurora Theater.
Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world. The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot.
Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there’s no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and a beachside massage at Playa Mia. Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300. At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins. Or, reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
CATEGORIES & PRICING:
CATEGORY 4V – INSIDE CABIN - $529.53 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
CATEGORY 2N – OCEAN VIEW – 594.53 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
CATEGORY 6D – BALCONY ROOM – 725.53 PER PERSON - DBL OCCUPANCY
PORT FEES & TAXES INCLUDED. PROTECTION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE. OTHER CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE.
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