​​​               SHIP & SHORE TRAVEL

​941.378.0303

      SUMMER 2019

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SARASOTA, FL



Ship & Shore Travel
5685 Forester Lake Dr. 
Sarasota. Fl. 34243
941-378-0303


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       We now offer ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES at SHIP & SHORE TRAVEL!
Fans of ROYAL CARIBBEAN can now book their next cruise through us. We offer short 4 day trips, or longer. Look for group cruises in this newsletter.
If you don’t see the trip you’re looking for, call us, and we will book you wherever you’d love to go. And we will transport you to the cruise terminal.

 
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.

 
            IMMOKALEE CASINO
FRIDAY                               SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2019                       $38.00
Feeling Lucky? Come with us down to Immokalee Casino and enjoy slot machines, table games, 3 restaurants and more.Everyone will receive our group booklet with a free drink coupon, 10% off your meal. Enjoy a large non-smoking area and much more! We’ve had some big winners on our bus!

 
FRANKLIN LOCKS BUFFET CRUISE – FT. MYERS
SATURDAY                            OCTOBER 12TH, 2019                          $102.00
Arrive at Fort Myers Yacht Basin where we will board the 600 passenger Captain J.P. Paddlewheel, to enjoy a five hour relaxing cruise, going east on the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. Pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks that control the waters in Lake Okeechobee and observe the working of the locks. The Intracoastal Waterways and their banks flourish with tropical growth, wild flowers and ferns, exotic birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. You will have a delicious All-You-Can-Eat luncheon as you travel, and on the way back join in the sing-along, dancing or the open 3rd deck.    

                  
 IMMOKALEE CASINO
TUESDAY                          OCTOBER 15TH, 2019                            $38.00

Feeling Lucky? Come with us down to Immokalee Casino and enjoy slot machines, table games, 3 restaurants and more.Everyone will receive our group booklet with a free drink coupon, 10% off your meal. Enjoy a large non-smoking area and much more! We’ve had some big winners on our bus!
 

        STEEL MAGNOLIAS – EARLY BIRD THEATER, CLEARWATER   

THURSDAY                              OCTOBER 17TH, 2019                            $92.00                 
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant Annelle, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee; and the local social leader M’Lynn whose daughter Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” It is filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions. The sudden realization of their mortality draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in this wonderful story about friendship.

             
                          OKTOBERFEST – CAPE CORAL                               
SATURDAY                               OCTOBER 19TH, 2019                                      $58.00
Every year in October, the Cape Coral German Club organizes Munich in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Oktoberfest is the largest party of the year in the community! It is THE event for fun, good food, freshly poured domestic and German beer, live music on several stages, laughter, dancing – simply put – it’s that famous German Gemütlichkeit. 3 stages, 2 dance floors and non stop music, with 2 bands direct from Germany. Featuring and extensive selection of German food, Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and more! Also, a large selection of German Biers, wines and spirits. Bring your Lederhosen!


                              MT. DORA CRAFT FESTIVAL – 35TH ANNUAL                                 
SATURDAY                              OCTOBER 26TH, 2019                             $57.00
Throughout this historic community, the streets come alive with more than 400 talented crafters & artists from all over the country displaying and offering for sale their finest works to the more than 100,000+ visitors who are expected to attend this two-day event. Plus there's food and entertainment to round out a perfect day outdoors. This is one of Central Florida's favorite festivals and what a perfect time of the year to host a craft fair with the cooler weather and the holidays just around the corner. The Mount Dora Craft Fair is a top ranked event featuring an eclectic mix of arts and crafts from sculptures to ceramics to paintings to woodworking, and more, providing you with the opportunity to find unique gifts for you or for those on your holiday list. And with all of the crowds in the streets, it's a perfect time to shop along the resident stores. Afterwards, we’ll stop at Russell Stovers Candy to help with that sweet tooth!

 
            FINDING NEVERLAND – MAIN THEATER, BROADWAY PALM, FT MYERS             WEDNESDAY                             OCTOBER 30TH, 2019                            $105.00
Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch and then get ready for FINDING NEVERLAND. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration for his next work until he meets a beautiful widowed mother and her four young sons. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a lot of faith and a little bit of pixie dust, Barrie shares his journey to Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of youth lasts forever.         

       
                 DAMES AT SEA – OFF BROADWAY THEATER, FT. MYERS                  
WEDNESDAY                             OCTOBER 30TH, 2019                             $98.00
After a delicious buffet, walk into the Off-Broadway theater for DAMES AT SEA, a tap-happy musical parody of the golden era of Hollywood musicals! Ruby heads to New York to become the next Broadway star, but after landing a job in the chorus, her dreams are almost shattered when the theatre is set for demolition. With the help of two sailors, the show is moved to their ship and when the leading lady becomes sick, Ruby has the chance to jump in and save the day

         
                       BABCOCK RANCH ECO TOUR – PUNTA GORDA                  
MONDAY                                NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019                            $88.00
Discover the natural heart of Florida on a narrated 90 minute eco-tour. Experience the thrill of seeing alligators, birds, perhaps deer, wild hogs, wild turkeys, sandhill cranes and more, often coming within a few yards. Travel through four different ecosystems including Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Our guides will enhance your experience with their commentaries. Get back to nature and enjoy the excitement of a true wilderness adventure. After the tour, we’ll enjoy a down home cookout at the Ranch, with Chicken, Hamburgers and Hotdogs. See Florida in a still pristine setting!


                        ISLAND PARADISE COOKOUT – PORT RICHEY                   
THURSDAY                               NOVEMBER 7TH, 2019                           $95.00
Relax, put on your flip flops and enjoy a beautiful excursion through West Central Florida’s beautiful and historic waterways. Enjoy complimentary beverages as we take you from our dock in New Port Richey into the Gulf of Mexico to one of the islands of North Anclote Key. Step on to the beach and walk in the surf, hunt for shells and sand dollars or play corn hole while enjoying one of the most breathtaking beaches and sunsets in the world! Always one of a kind! When the bell rings experience fresh grilled island cuisine! Enjoy two types of fresh chicken, homemade pulled pork, smoked sausages, island slaw and potato salad. Sit in your favorite beach chair or on the boat and enjoy. We will have plenty of food for everyone. You can bring your own special diet and we will be happy to prepare it on the grill. We offer sodas, water, beach umbrellas & games all complimentary. Capt. Bob and his boat are ready to show you a relaxing, fun filled day! You can bring you own special drinks and snacks…, and sunscreen!                    

             
                                  TAMPA THEATRE HISTORIC TOUR                             
TUESDAY                                 NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019                           $89.00
Built in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces and a beloved community landmark. Visitors to the Theatre enjoy world-class entertainment under a realistic night sky with twinkling stars, in a romantic Mediterranean courtyard replete with old-world statues, flowers, and gargoyles. Like other movie palaces around the country, Tampa Theatre was enormously popular when it opened. For the first time in history, the common person had access to opulence — for 25 cents! Come learn about its rich history on a delightful guided tour. At the end of the tour we’ll hear the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ come to life! For lunch, we will be going to the Parkview Grille in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, for a pre-select lunch. And finally, a stop at the local favorite Mazzaro’s for all your Italian delicacies.             

                 
                                  SOLOMON’S CASTLE – ONA, FLORIDA                         
THURSDAY                                 NOVEMBER 14th, 2019                          $88.00
In the lush Florida woodlands is one man's dream of paradise. A visit to Solomon's Castle may be the most unique experience of your life. The Home, Galleries, and Workshop of internationally renowned artist Howard Solomon are open to the public. Sculptor, painter, author, and builder of dreams, here is where Howard shares his unique view of the world. Decorated with more than 80 interpretive stained glass windows and countless metal sculptures the castle is a day-long delight. This is one of the most unusual places you will ever see. We will have our own guided tour of the place. After the tour you will have time to explore on your own. We will be having a delicious lunch there at The Boat in the Moat, also built by Howard. Enjoy this unique, wonderful place.
                  

          IMMOKALEE CASINO
WEDNESDAY                        NOVEMBER 20TH, 2019                        $38.00
Feeling Lucky? Come with us down to Immokalee Casino and enjoy slot machines, table games, 3 restaurants and more. Everyone will receive our group booklet with a free drink coupon, 10% off your meal. Enjoy a large non-smoking area and much more! We’ve had some big winners on our bus!

 
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS – MAIN STAGE, BROADWAY PALM, FT. MYERS   
THURSDAY                         NOVEMEMBER 21ST, 2019                      $105.00
Sounds of Christmas is perfect for everyone and will remind you why this is the most joyous time of the year! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate the season with festive production numbers, beautiful dancing and dazzling costumes! You’ll hear over 30 holiday songs you know and love including Deck the Halls, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and more. And this holiday extravaganza wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the big guy himself…Santa Claus! Enjoy their wonderful buffet before the show.



A CHRISTMAS CAROLE – OFF BROADWAY, BROADWAY PALM, FT. MYERS
THURSDAY                             NOVEMBER 21ST, 2019                           $98.00
The Charles Dickens classic comes alive on stage, but with a twist! The story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his discovery of the true meaning of Christmas is reimagined and told as a 1940s radio broadcast complete with vintage commercials, live sound effects and musical underscoring. The small cast brings dozens of characters to life as three ghosts take Scrooge on a thrilling journey through Christmas past, present and future. A delicious lunch buffet is served before the show.


THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION – TRADEWINDS RESORT, ST. PETE BEACH
THURSDAY                              NOVEMBER 28TH, 2019                           $96.00
Arrive at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach. Enter into a Tropical Paradise, with a lush 8000 sq.ft. garden atrium lined with two parallel rows of eight, 23-foot majestic palm trees. Indulge in a bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet in the beautiful ballroom. Begin with a Salad Station with a wide variety of salads, soups and seasonal fruit. Enjoy the Pasta Station and the Ice Carving Station with Shrimp Cocktail and Crab Claws, then indulge in the entrees with Traditional Turkey with trimmings and many delicious entrees. Complete your feast with a Viennese Dessert Table. Following dinner, step outside to view this Tropical Island Hideaway with its beautiful beach and meandering waterways shaded by abundant vegetation and white swans. A wonderful experience from start to finish!

 
           MIROMAR OUTLETS HOLIDAY SHOPPING – ESTERO
MONDAY                                 DECEMBER 2ND, 2019                            $47.00
Let’s get that Holiday shopping done in style! With over 140 Designer and Brand Name outlets, and 17 places to eat, Miromar Outlets is the place to get those Holiday gifts you’ve been looking for. Everyone will receive a VIP Savings Brochure, as well as a Welcome Bag. So bring your friends and have a wonderful Holiday shopping experience at one of Florida’s biggest and best Outlet Malls.

 

 GAYLORD PALMS “ICE! THE POLAR EXPRESS” WITH CIRQUE DREAMS UNWRAPPED
STAGE SHOW – KISSIMMEE

WEDNESDAY                            DECEMBER 4TH, 2019                              $96.00
ICE! is back at Gaylord Palms with an all-new theme featuring THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Take a journey of imagination through this heart-warming story as a young child embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole while learning about friendship, bravery and the true spirit of Christmas. Experience this adventure through hand-carved sculptures and displays made from more than 2 million pounds of ice. Go down the ICE! Slide, be amazed at the sculptures in this 9 degree Winter Wonderland! Parkas are provided. Make sure you wear close toed shoes, it’s cold! Upon arrival, have a seat and watch Cirque Du Soleil’s “Dreams Unwrapped stage show. Be dazzled by an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are performed on stage and in the air. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas dream presented with the Broadway style and inventive theatrics for which Cirque Dreams is renowned. On our way over we will stop at Fred’s in Plant city for their famous country buffet.


 
              PUNTA GORDA HOLIDAY LIGHTS BOAT CRUISE
WEDNESDAY                              DECEMBER 4TH, 2019                            $99.00
The Christmas Lights Canal Cruise has been a tradition for over 30 years! This popular, one-hour cruise tours the residential canals to view Christmas lights, displays and decorations on homes, boats, seawalls and docks. The neighbors take great pride in their unique Holiday Decorations. Boats of all shapes and sizes cruise the canals during the evenings in December to enjoy this warm display of community Christmas spirit. We will have dinner before the cruise at The Captains Table, overlooking the beautiful bay of Charlotte Harbor. Merry Christmas!        

         
                        FT. LAUDERDALE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT                       
SATURDAY                                DECEMBER 7TH, 2019                            $130.00
The Emmy award-winning Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant is a South Florida Christmas tradition for over 35 years! This Broadway-style stage celebration features a cast of over 300 performers who push themselves further each year to put on a show that’s more dynamic, more challenging, and more amazing than the last. At each year’s Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant you will hear your favorite holiday songs and will witness a powerful retelling of the story of the first Christmas, complete with live animals, flying angels and a whole lot more. There’s always something new that can’t be missed in each year’s show. This is a one-of-a-kind celebration that brings together family, friends, and loved ones for one joyous night or afternoon of entertainment and celebration of Christmas. We will enjoy a wonderful Holiday Buffet onsite before this amazing show.

             
                                         EPCOT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - ORLANDO                                   
MONDAY                                  DECEMBER 9TH, 2019                            $179.00
It’s an International Yuletide Extravaganza! Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season, as celebrated by cultures near and far. Come and delight in stirring live musical productions. Savor seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens. And take a festive global tour—as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!


     CHRISTMAS CRUISE HOLIDAY SING ALONG – ST. PETE BEACH  
WEDNESDAY                            DECEMBER 11TH, 2019                            $86.00
Put your Santa hat on and join us on the Starlite Sapphire ship for a fun filled afternoon of cruising, eating and singing along to all of your favorite Holiday songs. Enjoy a wonderful order off the menu lunch. A full cash bar is available. Look for Dolphins while the Capt. tells some history of the area. Then get ready to sing along to the sounds of Christmas.


     FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – LARGO    
THURSDAY                              DECEMBER 19TH, 2019                            $98.00
Florida Botanical Gardens will once again be bedecked in over a million LED lights. Come out and see the many traditional favorites, like the snowman family, as well as our new items, all while celebrating the season. It’s a must see! Before we arrive at the Gardens, we will dine at a local institution, Bascom’s Steakhouse in Clearwater. Choose from Salmon Oscar, Center Cut Pork Chop, or Chicken Dijon. Dessert included. They have a full cash bar available. Let’s enjoy the season in style!


       SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS – BROADWAY PALM, FT. MYERS   
WEDNESDAY                          DECEMBER 25TH, 2019                         $105.00
Sounds of Christmas is perfect for everyone and will remind you why this is the most joyous time of the year! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate the season with festive production numbers, beautiful dancing and dazzling costumes! You’ll hear over 30 holiday songs you know and love including Deck the Halls, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and more. And this holiday extravaganza wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the big guy himself…Santa Claus! Enjoy their wonderful buffet before the show. 

                           

UPCOMING EXTENDED JOURNEYS 


                         SPOTLIGHT ON WASHINGTON D.C.                 
6 DAYS                                   MAY 7TH – 12TH, 2020                       $2,499.00 DBL
           INCLUDES AIR
                        BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER 7TH, 20190 AND SAVE $100.00
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. Visit the Capitol Visitor Center, WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial. Dinner is included.
Day 3: Washington, D.C. Visit the White House Visitor Center. Choose either the Smithsonian Institution & National Air & Space Museum OR National Museum of American History. After enjoy free time to explore. In the evening, choose to join an optional twilight tour of D.C. including dinner.
Day 4: Arlington National Cemetery - Mount Vernon, Virginia – Alexandria. Visit Arlington National Cemetery in the morning. This afternoon travel to Mount Vernon. On to Alexandria, on the Potomac River. In the evening dine at Gadsby’s Tavern, famous for hosting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers.
Day 5: Washington, D.C. See the Washington Cathedral. Visit Ford’s Theatre and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 6: Washington, D.C. - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Washington, D.C. this morning. Today breakfast will be included

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        GREECE ISLAND HOPPER – NEW COLLETTE TOUR!
     10 DAYS                                    JULY 10TH – 20TH, 2020           $5,299.00 – DBL, INCLUDES AIR
                      BOOK BEFORE JANUARY 11TH, 2020, AND SAVE $300.00
                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.

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             DISCOVER SCOTLAND
10 DAYS                                   SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 7TH, 2020        $4,049.00 - DBL

INCLUDES AIR
                       BOOK BEFORE MARCH 30TH, 2020 AND SAVE $150.00
Day 1: Overnight Flight
An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.

Day 2: Edinburgh
Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital. Enjoy a lively cooking experience at one of Scotland’s premier culinary institutions.
Day 3: 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, -OR- 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.

Day 4: Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Eastern Highlands
Travel 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. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its Old World appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Visit 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. Enjoy an overnight stay in a quaint town in the Eastern Highlands, surrounded by Scottish wilderness.

Day 5: Eastern Highlands – Thurso
Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. Next, make a stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle which dates back to the 1300s. Later, take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast. Travel off the beaten path to Thurso, one of Scotland’s most remote towns on the North Coast. Embrace the rustic environment of the Scottish Highlands as you settle in for your 2-night stay.

Day 6: Thurso - Orkney Islands - Thurso
Grab your windbreaker – it’s time for an adventure on the Orkney Islands. Ferry to this former Viking stronghold off the northernmost coast of Scotland. A local guide introduces this ethereal place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience. Visit Skara Brae and discover the remains of a Neolithic village built at the same time as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Continue on toward the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Make your way through the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland.

Day 7: Thurso - Loch Ness - Ballachulish
Enjoy 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! After your cruise, visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle. Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes), before arriving at your remote countryside hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe.

Day 8: 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. Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle and Gardens and the Museum of the Isles. Returning to Ballachulish along the same road, see Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

Day 9: Ballachulish - Glencoe - Glasgow
Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland, passing through Glencoe and crossing Rannoch Moor. Arrive at one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. This evening, visit the National Piping Centre to learn about the Great Highland Bagpipe. 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 joyous farewell dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant and toast the end to your Scottish adventure

Day 10: Glasgow – Your tour ends.

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ROME, FLORENCE & VENICE
8 DAYS                                OCTOBER 22ND – 29TH, 2020         $4,049.00 DBL,
INCLUDES AIR
        BOOK BEFORE APRIL 23RD, 2020 AND SAVE $200.00

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, 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. The mythic Pantheon and the 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.

Day 4: Florence
This morning you 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.

Day 5: 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.

Day 6: Florence - Bologna - Venice
Today, travel the beautiful Emilia Romagna region to Bologna. 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.
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.

Day 7: 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. Toast the end of your Italian adventure at your farewell dinner.

Day 8: Venice – Tour ends.

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             SMOKEY MOUNTAINS & NASHVILLE – HOLIDAY TOUR
                8 DAYS                                   DECEMBER 6TH - 13TH, 2020                 $3,099.00 DBL             INCLUDES AIR
               SIGN UP BEFORE JONE 5TH, 2020 AND SAVE $100.00

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 Mountain,s – 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

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UPCOMING CRUISES

           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.  

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           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.

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        DISCOVER ALASKA WITH HOLLAND AMERICA!
11 DAY DOUBLE DENALI LAND & SEA CRUISE ABOARD THE WESTERDAM SHIP
11 DAY – 4 NIGHTS LAND & 7 NIGHTS CRUISING   JUNE 4TH – 14TH, 2020

TRANSPORTATION ROUND TRIP TO TAMPA AIRPORT
AIR PRICE - $719.00 ROUND TRIP TAMPA TO ANCHORAGE, RETURN VANCOUVER TO TAMPA.

PRICE INCLUDES: CRUISE, OVERNIGHT IN ANCHORAGE, TRAIN TO DENALI, 2 NIGHTS LODGING & TOUR IN DENALI, AND MOTORCOACH TO SEWARD TO BOARD SHIP. PASSPORTS REQUIRED.

 DAY 1: Fly from Tampa to Anchorage with overnight accommodations.
DAY 2 - 3: Board the domed rail car of the MCKINLEY EXPLORER, bound for Denali, staying 2 nights. Upon arrival, you will check into THE MCKINLEY CHALET. Venture deep into Denali on the TUNDRA WILDERNESS, the best way to see wildlife & MT MCKINLEY.
DAY 4: Board a Motorcoach to journey to Seward and board HOLLAND AMERICA’S WESTERDAM, to begin our cruise adventure.
DAY 5: DAY AT SEA – Enjoy a leisure day cruising pristine waters in the GULF OF ALASKA.
DAY 6: GLACIER BAY – Cruise the ic studded Fjords of this national treasure for a full 8 hours narrated by a Park Ranger onboard.
DAY 7: HAINES – The best of 2 ports. Stay in HAINES for an uncrowded experience, or go to SKAGWAY for excursions and shopping.
DAY 8: JUNEAU – Enjoy a full day of . Alaska’s capitol. Choose from many exciting shore excursions.
DAY 9: KETCHIKAN – Known as the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the
TLINGIT PEOPLE, who have carved the worlds largest collecton of totem pole. Enjoy the Misty Fjords.
DAY 10: INSIDE PASSAGE – Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic wonderment cruising the Inside Passage.
DAY 11: Arrive in VANCOUVER, BC, for your flight home.

 INSIDE CABIN CATEGORY J - $1,264.00 DBL OCC.    OCEAN VIEW CATEGORY E - $1,594.00 DBL OCC

OCEANVIEW CATEGORY C - $1,654.00 DBL OCC     VERANDAH CATEGORY VA - $2,194.00 DBL OCC

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DON’T SEE THE TRIP YOU WANT LISTED ABOVE? WE CAN BOOK ANY COLLETTE TOURS, MAYFLOWER CRUISES & TOURS, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES, AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES FOR YOU, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!