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THE PERFECT TIME NOW TO GO TO CENTRAL AMERICA

 

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica With Guatemala


Starting At: $ 3679.00

14 Days, featuring: Antigua-chichicastenango-lake Atitlán

 

Costa Rica with Guanacaste Optional Extension Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1120.00

Discoveries abound on this Costa Rican all-encompassing adventure. Travel from the vibrant capital, San Jose to quaint artisan settlements before being awestruck by this nation's outstanding natural beauty. From volcanos to rainforests, you'll quickly understand why Costa Rica is famed for its richly diverse ecosystems and the spectacular and unique flora and fauna it affords.

 

Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines Of Spain - Faith-Based Travel


Starting At: $ 1399.00

12 Days, featuring: Lisbon, Portugal

 

Connecting you to the real Latin America


Join us as we take you on an exhilarating journey across South America. When you travel with Trafalgar, we'll create the memories that matter to you.

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica With Guatemala & Manuel Antonio


Starting At: $ 4199.00

16 Days, featuring: Antigua-chichicastenango-lake Atitlán

 

Costa Rica: A World of Nature featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio National Park

 

Starting At: $ 2649.00

Immerse yourself in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Settle in for two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica's endangered species. Dazzle your senses with experiential tours surrounding coffee, cacao and farm-to-table cuisine. Take in the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano during your two night stay at the foot of the volcano. Choose from a thrilling zip-lining experience or hiking the lava fields...

 

Spiritual Highlights Of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy-faith Based Travel


Starting At: $ 2719.00

20 Days, featuring: San Giovanni Rotondo. Excursion To Monte Sant'angelo

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica With Guatemala & Guanacaste


Starting At: $ 4109.00

16 Days, featuring: Guatemala City, Guatemala-antigua

 

Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1615.50

Under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and the lush canopy of dense rainforests, enjoy an unforgettable encounter with the vibrant landscapes and creatures of Costa Rica. Glide along the canals of Tortuguero, trek up the slopes of the steaming Arenal Volcano and note the diverse species you encounter along the way.

 

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 2245.50

Your intriguing adventure across the luscious landscapes of Costa Rica leads you on a journey through verdant tropical rainforests, to near perfect cone-shaped volcanoes and onto the impossibly green waters of their crater lakes. Find out the true meaning of pura vida on this breathtaking Hidden Journey that lets you uncover the secrets behind the nation's eternal optimism.

 

Discover Panama:The Land Between the Seas

 

Starting At: $ 2149.00

Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama - a land between the seas. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Travel via dugout canoe to meet the indigenous Emberá people. Explore bustling local markets. Stay in Anton Valley a community nestled entirely within a volcano crater. Visit the historic district in Panama City, Casco Antiguo, and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Have a picnic lunch in an orange grove a...

 

Tropical Costa Rica

 

Starting At: $ 1799.00

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls. rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines. Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde's fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges. Explore San Jose's Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arena...

 

Costa Rica Adventure with Tortuguero and Guanacaste Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1545.00

Discoveries abound on this Costa Rican all-encompassing adventure. Travel from the vibrant capital, San Jose to quaint artisan settlements before being awestruck by this nation's outstanding natural beauty. From volcanos to rainforests, you'll quickly understand why Costa Rica is famed for its richly diverse ecosystems and the spectacular and unique flora and fauna it affords.

 

Costa Rica: A World of Nature featuring Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano & Manuel Antonio National Park

 

Starting At: $ 2749.00

Immerse yourself in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Settle in for two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica's endangered species. Dazzle your senses with experiential tours surrounding coffee, cacao and farm-to-table cuisine. Take in the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano during your two night stay at the foot of the volcano. Choose from a thrilling zip-lining experience or hiking the lava fields...

 

Discover Panama:The Land Between the Seas

 

Starting At: $ 2199.00

Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama - a land between the seas. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Travel via dugout canoe to meet the indigenous Emberá people. Explore bustling local markets. Stay in Anton Valley a community nestled entirely within a volcano crater. Visit the historic district in Panama City, Casco Antiguo, and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Have a picnic lunch in an orange grove a...

 

Gateway To Costa Rica


Starting At: $ 999.00

8 Days, featuring: San José-arenal

 

Costa Rica Adventure with Tortuguero Extension Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1220.00

Discoveries abound on this Costa Rican all-encompassing adventure. Travel from the vibrant capital, San Jose to quaint artisan settlements before being awestruck by this nation's outstanding natural beauty. From volcanos to rainforests, you'll quickly understand why Costa Rica is famed for its richly diverse ecosystems and the spectacular and unique flora and fauna it affords.

 

Costa Rica Impact Tour Travel with Heart

 

Starting At: $ 1949.00

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls. rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines. Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. On this special program, roll up your sleeves and give back to the local community. Volunteer with CEPIA, a Collette partner in Guanacaste. Spend two nights in Monteverde's lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Learn about conservation efforts in...

 

Costa Rica Eco Adventure End Liberia Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1525.50

Embark on an eco-adventure through a land of volcanoes, waterfalls and cloud forests. Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and go on a journey back in time with a native Quaker who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.

 

Discover Panama:The Land Between the Seas

 

Starting At: $ 1999.00

Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama - a land between the seas. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Travel via dugout canoe to meet the indigenous Emberá people. Explore bustling local markets. Visit the historic district in Panama City, Casco Viejo, and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Visit an orange grove as you learn about the importance of this crop. Stay in Anton Valley, a community nestled entir...

 

Gateway To Costa Rica With Guanacaste


Starting At: $ 1359.00

10 Days, featuring: Arenal

 

Costa Rica Eco Adventure End San Jose Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1525.50

Embark on an eco-adventure through a land of volcanoes, waterfalls and cloud forests. Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and go on a journey back in time with a native Quaker who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.

 

Tropical Costa Rica

 

Starting At: $ 1849.00

Pack your cameras and sense of adventure; Costa Rica has something for every family member! Explore nature's playground on the Tárcoles River aboard a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching boat trip. In breathtaking Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem. Get a different perspective on the cloud forest, its mammals, birds, plants and flowers on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a "Hanging Bridges" tour. Be surrounded by tranquility on a delightful ...

 

Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 1900.50

This is a locally hosted extension.

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica


Starting At: $ 1928.00

9 Days, featuring: Arenal-monteverde

 

Costa Rica Escape


Starting At: $ 659.00

7 Days, featuring: San José-monteverde

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica With Manuel Antonio


Starting At: $ 2519.00

11 Days, featuring: Manuel Antonio National Park Area

 

Costa Rica Escape With Tortuguero


Starting At: $ 1059.00

9 Days, featuring: Arenal

 

Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica With Guanacaste


Starting At: $ 2429.00

11 Days, featuring: Guanacaste

 

 

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TIME TO GO SOUTH FOR THE SUMMER

 

 

Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

 

Starting At: $ 2999.00

Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks - this can only be Peru. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this "Lost City of the Incas" in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Savor an authentic Pacha manca dinner, a unique process where food is placed on hot stones a...

 

Peru Splendors With Peru's Amazon


Starting At: $ 3289.00

12 Days, featuring: Hacienda Concepción-puerto Maldonado-lima

 

Highlights of South America featuring Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

 

Starting At: $ 3299.00

 

Patagonia: Journey To The End Of The World With Uruguay


Starting At: $ 6889.00

15 Days, featuring: Buenos Aires-colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay-montevideo

 

Spirit Of South America With Amazon & Nazca Lines


Starting At: $ 7509.00

21 Days, featuring: Manaus, Brazil

 

Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled With Brazil's Amazon & Peru


Starting At: $ 5369.00

24 Days, featuring: Cusco

 

Impressions of South America Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 2998.80

Sway your hips to sultry Samba sounds and the melancholic Tango as you sashay across South America on this At Leisure jaunt from the intoxicating shores of Ipanema and the warm welcome of Christ the Redeemer to the thundering Iguassu Falls and sophisticated streets of Eva Peron's Buenos Aires.

 

In the Footsteps of the Incas Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 5404.70

From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru's altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the rich traditions and ancient past of the Incas and their ancestors-a celebration of chicha toasts, bold colours and hilltop fortresses.

 

South America Landscapes Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 5757.40

Chile's stunning Lake District takes centre stage on this epic South American journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake against the imposing backdrop of Osorna and visiting "Little Switzerland" along the way.

 

In the Footsteps of the Incas Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 3480.70

From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru's altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the rich traditions and ancient past of the Incas and their ancestors-a celebration of chicha toasts, bold colours and hilltop fortresses.

 

South America Getaway


Starting At: $ 3309.00

9 Days, featuring: Rio De Janeiro

 

South American Odyssey


Starting At: $ 5949.00

16 Days, featuring: Rio De Janeiro-iguassu Falls

 

Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled With Brazil's Amazon & Easter Island


Starting At: $ 5049.00

19 Days, featuring: Manaus-amazon Jungle

 

Mysteries Of The Inca Empire With Arequipa & Colca Canyon


Starting At: $ 3399.00

15 Days, featuring: Lima-cusco-sacred Valley

 

In the Footsteps of the Incas Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 4429.70

From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru's altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the rich traditions and ancient past of the Incas and their ancestors-a celebration of chicha toasts, bold colours and hilltop fortresses.

 

Highlights of Peru Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 3001.30

Tap into your inner Indiana Jones for an epic encounter with an ancient civilisation and the baroque splendour of a conquistador's capital city. Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Cusco and Machu Picchu, and the charismatic streets of Lima.

 

Peru Splendors With Peru's Amazon, Arequipa & Colca Canyon


Starting At: $ 4249.00

15 Days, featuring: Colca Canyon-arequipa-lima

 

South America Getaway With Santiago


Starting At: $ 4069.00

12 Days, featuring: Buenos Aires

 

The Best Of Brazil & Argentina


Starting At: $ 1959.00

9 Days, featuring: Iguassu Falls

 

South America Landscapes Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 4762.40

Chile's stunning Lake District takes centre stage on this epic South American journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake against the imposing backdrop of Osorna and visiting "Little Switzerland" along the way.

 

Highlights of Peru Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 2026.30

Tap into your inner Indiana Jones for an epic encounter with an ancient civilisation and the baroque splendour of a conquistador's capital city. Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Cusco and Machu Picchu, and the charismatic streets of Lima.

 

South American Odyssey With Easter Island


Starting At: $ 7499.00

19 Days, featuring: Santiago

 

South America Getaway With Santiago & Easter Island


Starting At: $ 5669.00

15 Days, featuring: Buenos Aires. Excursion To The Pampas

 

Vineyards Of South America


Starting At: $ 4569.00

11 Days, featuring: Buenos Aires

 

The Best Of Brazil & Argentina With Brazil's Amazon


Starting At: $ 3079.00

13 Days, featuring: Buenos Aires

 

Mysteries Of The Inca Empire With Peru's Amazon & Arequipa & Colca Canyon


Starting At: $ 4109.00

19 Days, featuring: Sacred Valley

 

Ultimate South America With Brazil's Amazon


Starting At: $ 5309.00

23 Days, featuring: Rio De Janeiro

 

Legacy Of The Incas


Starting At: $ 4369.00

12 Days, featuring: Lima

 

South America Revealed Summer 2018


Starting At: $ 5600.60

Tall and tan, and young and lovely-expect nothing else on Rio's gorgeous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, your launch pad for a South American adventure through the vibrant capitals of Buenos Aires and Lima and the Incan heart of Peru, embracing laid-back Latin vibes all day.

 

Antarctica & Chile's Patagonia featuring Torres del Paine National Park & the Chilean Fjords

 

Starting At: $ 9999.00

Discover the magic and wonder of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and the "White Continent" - Antarctica. Enjoy the "Paris of South America," Buenos Aires, before overnighting in Ushuaia. Begin your Antarctic cruise aboard the stylish and comfortable MS Fram by crossing the Drake Passage. Explore vistas of blue white glaciers and busy penguin rookeries. See breaching whales crashing and scenes of pure ice walls. Cruise through the Errera Channel where steep, sheer cliffs rise above t...

 

Getaway Cruises – Ireland Pre-Cruise Tour

May 23rd – May 28th, 2018

 

 

Wednesday - May 23rd

Arrive in Dublin from your overnight flight from the USA (not inc.) by noon, and meet your tour director and professional coach driver.  Load up at the airport and head to your hotel for the next two nights in the center of Dublin City.  If it’s too early to check in you can leave your luggage and go off and explore.  Rooms are usually ready by 3pm if not before.  Free afternoon to explore the city or have a nap in your room. You will have a 2-day local double decker bus tour ticket that covers both days in the city so you can see everything that you want and more.  Tonight, we will meet for a welcome dinner in a local typical Irish pub.  Overnight Dublin, Temple Bar Hotel. (BD)

 

Thursday - May 24th

After your Good Irish Breakfast, you can get your bus ticket and head off to see more sites, such as Guinness Factory, Kilmahoan Gael (Jail), The Book of Kells, Trinity College and shop on the famous streets of Dublin, enjoying pubs and restaurants.  Tonight, we have dinner and a show at the Abbey Tavern Banquet. Overnight Dublin, Temple Bar Hotel. (BD)

 

Friday - May 25th

We depart this morning and head south west to Kilkenny where you have some time to explore the town’s Medieval Mile area, featuring Castles, a round tower, historical homes and Smithwicks Brewery among other places.  After our visit we drive an hour to our next stop at the famous Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the High Kings of Munster, and was known as St Patricks Rock.  We spend some time learning the history of this very old historical site in Co. Tipperarry.  After our visit here we depart to Cobh (pronounced Cove).   We check into our hotel for the evening and enjoy this quaint Irish town on the water.  Overnight Cobh, Cobh Watersedge Hotel. Dinner on your own. (B)

 

 

 

Saturday - May 26th

After breakfast, we depart for the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can shop till you drop in this world famous Irish shopping area.

We then continue on to Killarney where we start our drive of the Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most famous scenic routes.  We drive along the amazing scenery stopping along the way, inc. a stop at Sneem with many photo moments along the route.  Return through the Killarney National Forest to Killarney to our hotel for the evening.  Overnight Killarney, The Malton Hotel. Dinner on your own.  (B)

 

Sunday - May 27th 

After breakfast, we head north out of Killarney up towards Limerick and head across the Burren National park to the Cliffs of Moher, another famous Irish landmark where we can visit O’Briens Round Tower which gives us a great view of these amazing Cliffs.  We continue on to Kilfenora where we learn the history of this area and then we drive through the barren grey scenery of the Burren, with it’s beautiful wild flowers growing through the rocks. Very unique area with some stunning scenery.  We stop on the karstic limestone pavement of the Burren, and see one of the most famous Irish dolmens, Poulnabrone Dolman. This site dates back to 2500 BC.  We will return south to Killarney for another night. Overnight Killarney, The Maltons Hotel. Dinner on your own. (B)

 

Monday - May 28th

After breakfast, we depart from Killarney and head north west to Clonmacnoise, a round tower and Monastery located on the River Shannon.  It has a small museum of standing stones, the ruins of the monastery, a tall round tower dates back to 544.  A very interesting look at Irish history.  We then continue back to Dublin where we get you to your ship in plenty of time to check in for the Embarkation.  Then on to your great adventure on the High Seas.  (B)

 

Cost of tour is $1495 per person based on double occupancy.  Single supplement of $500 for single occupancy.  Triple rooms are available, ask about availability and price. 

 

Tour inc. 5 nights in 3 and 4 star locally owned hotels with Full Irish Breakfast daily, 2 dinners one of which includes Entertainment, Entry into all sites listed, Dublin Bus ticket for 2 days, Services of Professional Driver and Tour Director, all taxes and transfers.  Does not inc airfare, other meals and personal items.  Some hotels offer free wifi but not guaranteed all do. 

 

 

oin our group to Ireland and Iceland for 2018


Ireland & Iceland Cruise(#4896843)

 

Prices Starting At: $ 1599.00
+ 110.65 taxes/fees
Date(s): 5/28/2018 - 6/7/2018
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse

Since Celebrity Eclipse joined our fleet in 2010, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-traveled cruisers. Like her Solstice Class sisters before her, Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, she showcases spectacular vistas with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping veranda views.