BEST GROUP SPECIALIST IN WINNIPEG-ESCORTED group TRAVEL 2019

NASHVILLE (escorted by Laurie)

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June 12 - 17, 2019     


Flights with WestJet 

Accommodations:  Inn at Opryland  Roundtrip transfers 

Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour 

Showboat dinner cruise 

GrandOle Opry admission

 $1895/person

based on double occupancy 


Full payment due upon booking.

To book

ITALY AND THE DALMATIAN COAST - WINDSTAR (escorted by Dani)

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August 12-20, 2019 (9 days)  


Explore the shores of Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro, discovering the charm of Venice, the magnificence of Rome, and the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. 


Ports of Call are:  Venice (Italy);  Rovinj, Split & Dubrovnik (Croatia);    Kotor (Montenegro); Giardini Naxos, Sorrento, & Rome (Italy). 


Price includes all meals in all venues at all times on board the ship;     all non-alcoholic beverages including specialty coffees and sodas;     welcome cocktail at reception;     $100 shipboard credit/person;     unlimited use of water sports platform while at anchor;     all onboard entertainment;     24-hour room service;     oceanview cabin;     barbeque under the stars onboard the ship;     informative nightly port talks and destination briefings.                  


NOT INCLUDED:    airfare   (I would be happy to quote your airfare tailored to your preferred length of stay in Italy);   spa treatments;   alcoholic beverages   (beverage package can be purchased in advance with cruise fare);   WiFi   (internet package can be purchased in advance with cruise fare);   shore excursions;   casino;   items of personal nature;   laundry services;   travel insurance   (ASK ME for a quote, as prices vary due to age, trip duration and package cost);   tipping and gratuities   (gratuity package can be purchased in advance with cruise fare).               


Starting at $3,049.00/person (includes taxes)     


Full payment due upon booking.

Contact christine

JEWELS OF ITALY - COST SAVER (escorted by Laurie)

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October 13 - 19 2019


Explore Italy's sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence & Rome.


The beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries old traditions and historical highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the spectacular Duomo are must-sees on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination with Cost Saver Tours.


Included sights:

Rome:  sightseeing tour, with Local Specialist, includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and view of the mighty Colosseum

Pisa:  visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower

Florence:  sightseeing, with Local Specialist, includes views of the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio

Verona:  view the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony

Venice:  cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square.  Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.


$1595/person, based on double occupancy


Ask me for quotes on air (I would be happy to quote your airfare tailored to your preferred length of stay in Italy); and insurance, as well as any additions you may wish to add pre- or post-tour.



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BEST GROUP SPECIALIST IN WINNIPEG-ESCORTED group TRAVEL 2020

TANZANIA SAFARI EXPERIENCE with G Adventures & Ntl Geographic Exclusive Journeys (escorted)

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Tanzania Safari - escorted by Christine Ward


Tour Start Date: 20 January 2020 

Tour End Date: 26 January 2020


Suggestion:  Combine with RWANDA & UGANDA GORILLA DISCOVERY 

(Maximum of 6 in a group)


Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the "big five" in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans — and their earliest ancestors — for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution. 


Visit the G Adventures-supported 

Clean Cookstoves Project 


Embark on numerous

wildlife safari drives 


Enjoy the African sunset over 

scenic Lake Eyasi 


Meet the researchers and scientists at the Serengeti Wildlife Centre.


Start/Finish City: Arusha to Arusha


Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.


Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.


Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.


Trip Type: Small Group of 6   


What's Included  

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu. Arrival transfer. Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park. Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


CAD $4,999.00 per person,  based on Double occupancy  


My Own Room (single supplement) CAD $519.00  Maximum number of MOR's - 2


To book, deposit of $500/person is required.  Final balance   due September 13, 2019


To find out more, click on this link:  https://www.gadventures.com/quote/0061O00001NUKCc/ 


Extras: ** Prices are subject to change ** Serengeti Balloon Safari $745.00 CAD


ASK ME FOR A QUOTE ON AIR FARE AND/OR TRAVEL INSURANCE. - 

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2nd ANNUAL PUERTO VALLARTA Group (escorted by Christine)

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End-February 2020 departure


Set on a golden sand beach overlooking the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, the AAA Four Diamond Now Amber Puerto Vallarta is located just five minutes from the famous "El Malecón" boardwalk and just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Unlimited-Luxury® amenities redefine the all-inclusive resort experience and offers families, friends and couples the perfect escape.


Whether you've never been to  Puerto Vallarta, or are returning for the 7th time, going with a group has its many benefits:  you save money; meet other like-minded travellers; and your group escort  is always there to assist you:  group breakfast/supper plans; where to shop, what sights to see, who is the best masseuse in the area; where there is a good dentist nearby; checks in for your flight home and prints your boarding pass, and much more.


If you wish to receive information once it is available, contact Christine-Great Escapes@mymts.net

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THE CROATIAN with Globus (escorted by Christine)

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11-Day Tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik   


(SAVE  10% IF YOU BOOK BEFORE   September 1, 2019)


Land Start: May 17, 2020 Zagreb   

Land End: May 27, 2020 Dubrovnik 


Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia.      


Along the way, you’ll overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.   

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled: visit Dubrovnik’s 15th-century Rector's Palace, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb; the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus in Pula; and the historical city of Trogir.       


If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Croatia tour will delight. You'll enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests, and in the pretty coastal city of Zadar. You'll experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs.      You'll also visit the Postojna Cave, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via mini-train—another special experience offered by Globus!   These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent Croatia tour. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime vacation!


 $3,765/person for land tour based on double occupancy


Dates and pricing do not include international air. 


Per Passenger Accommodation Pricing ***Supplements – subject to change 

Land Single Room Option Cost:    +$673.00    Land Triple Room Option Cost:   (-$32.00) 

Note:  Single & triple room availability

 is limited.  


TO BOOK: $600/person deposit is required.  

Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.


ASK ME FOR A QUOTE ON AIR FARE AND/OR TRAVEL INSURANCE.


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AMAZING IRELAND (TRAFALGAR) escorted by Laurie

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14 DAYS    MAY 17-30 2020


Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant.


Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Londonderry/Derry, Belleek, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney, Cork, 

Waterford, and Wexford


INCLUDED:

Meals as detailed on the itinerary

Transfers

Porterage of one bag (30"x18"10") not exceeding 50 lbs.


$4,945/person CAD Land only, based on double occupancy.


$500/person non-refundable deposit required to book.


Ask me for a quote on:

1.  air fare 

(I would be happy to quote your airfare tailored to 

your preferred length of stay);

2.  travel insurance.

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NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR (GLOBUS) - ESCORTED BY CHRISTINE

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12 DAY TOUR  September 5 - 16, 2020

Cornerbrook/St. John's


(SAVE  10% IF YOU BOOK BEFORE

 November 1, 2019) 


With cruises, ferry crossings, and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this breathtaking vacation features the best of Newfoundland and Labrador—with overnights in Corner Brook, St. Barbe, L’Anse-au-Clair, St. Anthony, Gros Morne Area, Gander, Clarenville, and St. John’s.  


Throughout this Newfoundland & Labrador tour, enjoy breathtaking scenery. On your cruise on Bonne Bay, learn about the history of the small villages nestled on the shores as you watch for whales and bald eagles. Travel to the Witless Bay Islands and enjoy a narrated cruise around the three islands, watching for whales and puffins. Ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley. 


Other scenic highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning beauty and unique geological features; Arches Provincial Park, where you’ll stop to photograph two large arches carved by the pounding sea; Terra Nova National Park, Canada’s most easterly national park with inlets, forests, ponds, and bogs; and much more.   In addition to amazing scenery, you’ll visit historic sights on this Newfoundland & Labrador tour. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, where an exhibit highlights archaeological finds from people who settled here before 2000 BC; Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a 16th-century Basque whaling station; the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s only known Viking settlement; Cape Spear National Historic Site, home to the province’s oldest surviving lighthouse; St. John’s, where you’ll tour North America’s oldest settlement; and much more.  Throughout this tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this region to life with in-depth knowledge and local insights into the region’s culture, history, and secrets. All of this—and much more—await you on this marvelous tour!


Cost is $3,494.00 + Taxes of $473.44 CAD/person, land only, 

based on double occupancy.

For triple occupancy, deduct $213/person

Prepaid gratuities are $185/person


Deposit required to book:  $600/person 


Ask me for a quote on airfare and travel insurance.

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LADIES ONLY GROUP TRAVEL

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TANZANIA SAFARI EXPERIENCE -National Geographic Journeys Exclusive -- with G Adventures (escorted)

Tour Start Date: 20 January 2020   Tour End Date: 26 January 2020 


(Maximum of 6 in a group)     Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the "big five" in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans — and their earliest ancestors — for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution.      Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project      Embark on numerous wildlife safari drives      Enjoy the African sunset over scenic   Lake Eyasi      Meet the researchers and scientists at the Serengeti Wildlife Centre.     Start/Finish City: Arusha to Arusha     Service Level: Upgraded  Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.     Physical Grading: 2 - Light  Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.     Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys  Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.     Trip Type: Small Group of 6        What's Included    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu. Arrival transfer. Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park. Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.     CAD $4,999.00 per person,  based on Double occupancy       My Own Room (single supplement) CAD $519.00  Maximum number of MOR's - 2     To book, deposit of $500/person is required.  Final balance   due September 13, 2019     Extras: ** Prices are subject to change ** Serengeti Balloon Safari $745.00 CAD     ASK ME FOR A QUOTE ON AIR FARE AND/OR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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(evenings by appointment)

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(evenings by appointment)   

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