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hat a great time to belong to Show of the Month Club! Let’s face it, buying a theater ticket online or trying to plan a vacation from 20 different websites is not only time-consuming and frustrating, it’s also expensive! Club trips are well-planned, budget-priced and, when you have a question, all you have to do is call us. What an old-fashioned idea! It’s the same with theater tickets—advance notice, great seats, discounts and the same live, personal service from real, live, nice people who care about you!

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In this issue…

THEATER &

THEATER OCTOBER 2013

Tribes  10/2–12 Water by the Spoonful  10/18–27 Rancho Mirage  10/18–11/1 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  10/24–27 Forever Tango  10/29–11/2

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NOVEMBER 2013

Kurt Vonnegut’s Make Up Your Mind  11/1–30 12 Miss Saigon  11/5–9 13 In the Mood  11/19–24 7 A Christmas Story  11/20–12/8 6 A Little Princess  11/21–12/8 13 The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra  11/22–24 13 Performs Jesus Christ Superstar The Importance of Being Earnest  11/22–12/14 13 Miracle on 34th Street  11/29–12/1 13 Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker  11/29–12/19 8 Becky’s New Car  11/29–12/8 14 Camelot  11/29–12/20 14

DECEMBER 2013

I Love Lucy  12/3–22 A Christmas Carol  12/6–7 Juke Box Heroes Live  12/13 Elvis & The Beatles  12/14

JANUARY 2014

Working  1/3–12 Once  1/7–19 The Color Purple  1/10–2/8

FEBRUARY 2014

American Idiot  2/7–9 Death of a Salesman  2/14–23 Something’s Afoot  2/27–3/2

MARCH 2014 The Whale  3/7–4/5 Flashdance  3/11–23

APRIL 2014

The Book of Mormon  4/1–27 The Unbleached American  4/10–13 Aida  4/24–5/11

MAY 2014

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JUNE 2014

The Phantom of the Opera  6/26–7/20

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TRAVEL OCTOBER 2013

Goodspeed Musical & Connecticut  10/18–20 18 New York Weekend  10/25–27 18

NOVEMBER 2013

Bretton Woods Weekend  11/8–10 Penn Dutch Holiday Season  11/23–24 Thanksgiving in Maine  11/27–30

DECEMBER 2013

Saratoga Victorian Christmas  12/5–6 Christmas in Newport  12/6–8 Brandywine Christmas  12/6–8 Niagara Falls & Festival of Lights  12/6–8 Christmastime in Ogunquit  12/13–15 Boston Shopping Weekend  12/14–15 New Year’s in Boston  12/31/13–1/1/14

JANUARY 2014

Kenya Safari  1/10–22 Hawaiian Adventure  1/16–25 Ancient Peru and Machu Picchu  1/16–26 Costa Rica Adventure  1/18–26 Quebec Winter Carnival  1/31–2/3

FEBRUARY 2014

Sunny Portugal  2/14–24 South Africa Discovery  2/14–3/2 Florence Getaway  2/15–21 Paris Escape  2/15–21 Galapagos Cruise & Ecuador  2/24–3/5

MARCH 2014

Philadelphia Flower Show  3/7–9 Classic Spain  3/8–18 Irish Escape  3/12–19 America’s Canyon Country  3/13–21 Paris Escape  3/16–22 Roman Holiday  3/16–22 Florence Getaway  3/16–23 Discover Scotland  3/20–29 Portuguese Riviera  3/30–4/6 Andalusia, Spain  3/30–4/7

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Into the Woods  5/9–18 On the Verge  5/9–23 Carrie The Musical  5/9–6/7 The Secret Garden  5/15–18

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TRAVEL Guide APRIL 2014

The Amalfi Coast  4/5–13 39 Prague, Vienna, Budapest  4/7–17 63 Beijing  4/8–16 64 Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels  4/12–21 46 Charleston, Savannah & Golden Isles  4/13–19 22 Roman Holiday  4/20–26 37 Romantic Venice  4/20–26 38 Washington, D.C.  4/24–27 20 France Magnifique  4/24–5/5 65 Classic Tuscany  4/26–5/4 40 Liguria, Italy’s Riviera  4/26–5/4 41 America’s Music Cities  4/27–5/4 66

MAY 2014

New York Weekend  5/2–4 The Flavors of Italy: Emilia Romagna  5/3–11 The Amalfi Coast  5/10–18 The Italian Lakes  5/10–18 Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria  5/14–23 Montreal Getaway  5/30–6/1

JUNE 2014

The Azores  6/3–10 Niagara Falls  6/9–12 Alaska Glacier Cruise  6/11–21 Penn Dutch & Amish Country  6/19–21 Classic Spain  6/21–7/1 Roman Holiday  6/22–28 Discover Croatia with Slovenia  6/26–7/7

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Quebec City & Montreal  8/3–7 Niagara Falls  8/4–7 The Magic of Scandinavia  8/7–20 Saratoga Springs & Racing  8/10–11 Ocean City & Tangier Island  8/24–27 p. 23

SEPTEMBER 2014

U.S. National Parks  9/5–16 Niagara Falls  9/8–11 Badlands & Black Hills  9/12–18 of South Dakota Colonial Williamsburg  9/13–17

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OCTOBER 2014

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  10/2–6 Holland & Rhine River Cruise  10/4–12 The Azores  10/7–14 Penn Dutch & Amish Country  10/9–11 British Landscapes  10/9–18 Washington, D.C.  10/10–13 Kenya Wildlife Safari  10/10–22 Louisville: Festival of Riverboats  10/16–20

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Florence & Rome  7/5–12 38 The French Riviera, Provence & Paris  7/10–19 45 English Countryside & Wales  7/10–20 51 Jewels of Alpine Europe  7/21–8/2 47 25 25 53 27 27 28 25 29 31

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New Orleans & The Gulf Coast  11/2–7 Prague, Vienna, Budapest  11/3–13

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10–11 Million Dollar Quartet  10/19–20, 2013 I Love Lucy®  12/7–8, 2013 Once  1/18–19, 2014 Flashdance  3/15–16, 3/22–23, 2014 The Book of Mormon  4/12–13, 4/26–27, 2014 The Phantom of the Opera  6/28–29, 7/12–13, 7/19–20, 2014

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The Phantom of the Opera  11/29–30, 2013 Man of La Mancha  2/15–16, 2014 Peter and the Starcatcher  3/1–2, 2014

Travel Club Select

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Extraordinary destinations. p. departure 51 Longer stays. Multiple dates.

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The Hamptons  9/14–15 Canyonlands of America  9/17–23 The Hamptons  9/21–22 Getaway to Iceland  9/28–10/3 The Azores  9/30–10/7

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AUGUST 2014

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NOVEMBER 20–DECEMBER 8, 2013 order by: October 9

CITI WANG THEATRE

270 Tremont Street, Boston

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alphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official ® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Honored with three 2013 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, A Christmas Story is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. This new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette. The New York Times says, “I was dazzled” and the Associated Press calls it “a charming triumph infused with utter joy.” A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike! “A true gift!”—New York Magazine “The best darn musical I’ve seen in years!”—WOR Radio “Run fast and get your tickets.”—WNBC

THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston

JUNE 26–JULY 20, 2014 order by: December 31

FCameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of ollowing an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom,

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its premiere in Boston as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor— director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall—and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ravishing score. Stunning, intense and spectacular.”—Sunday Express “This new Phantom soars to incredible heights.”—Manchester Evening News “Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled – this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.”—The Scotsman “Cameron Mackintosh’s flawless new Phantom. 10/10.”—Bristol Post Available dates and complete ticket pricing are posted on our website—www.showofthemonth.com Ordering through our secure website is the fastest and most convenient way to reserve your tickets! Complete details on creating your online account and placing your online order are explained at www.showofthemonth.com/account

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THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston

APRIL 1–27, 2014 order by: November 29

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en Brantley of The York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winn e r o f n i n e To n y Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATER 550 Washington Street, Boston

NOVEMBER 19–24, 2013 order by: November 15

I revue featuring a company of 19 on stage: a thirteen-piece Big Band and six singers with some highn The Mood is a rhythmic, jazzy, brassy, sentimental, romantic and patriotic upbeat 1940s musical

flying swing dancing! Now in its 20th season of sold-out performances across the United States, Canada and England, the show recreates the swing era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, including “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and more. Come hear the music that moved the nation’s spirit! CLUB DISCOUNT PERFORMANCES: Tue 11/19, Wed 11/20 & Thu 11/21 @ 7:30 pm: Orchestra C–M $71.25 Fri 11/22 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/23 @ 2 & 8 pm; Sun 11/24 @ 1 pm: Orchestra C–M $80.25 Prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee. Available dates and complete ticket pricing are posted on our website—www.showofthemonth.com Ordering through our secure website is the fastest and most convenient way to reserve your tickets! Complete details on creating your online account and placing your online order are explained at www.showofthemonth.com/account

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NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 19, 2013 order by: October 30

THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston

Dcrowds raved about! Boston Ballet’s renowned production

on’t miss your chance to see the dazzling new production

of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker reclaims the stage for the holiday season. This sparkling classic features costumes and sets by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola and a beloved score by P.I. Tchaikovsky. During its debut year in 2012, The New York Times praised Boston Ballet’s production, calling it “elegant and theatrically striking.”

REGULAR CLUB PERFORMANCES: Fri 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 @ 7:30 pm; Sat 11/30, 12/14 @ 1 pm; Sat 11/30 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 12/8 @ 1 & 5:30 pm; Tue 12/17 & Thu 12/19 @ 7:30 pm: Orchestra J–R $105

CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street, Boston

DECEMBER 3–22, 2013 order by: October 4

I from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and

Love Lucy® Live on Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted

you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy® episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behindthe-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect ‘50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome—Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel—are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years—including Broadway!” The truth is in the title—whether young or old, everybody really does Love Lucy!

CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street, Boston

JANUARY 7–19, 2014 order by: November 8

WONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an inner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical,

impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.

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THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston

FEBRUARY 7–9, 2014 order by: December 6

Dstory of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams irect from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the

and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy® Awardwinning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) the groundbreaking BROADWAY musical and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” (American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.)

CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street, Boston

MARCH 11–23, 2014 order by: December 13

CFlashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, elebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of

Flashdance—The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Flashdance—The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance—What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. Flashdance— The Musical features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay) and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).

SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY New England Premiere Roberts Studio Theatre • 527 Tremont Street, Boston

MAY 9–JUNE 7, 2014 order by: April 25

Ythe imagination of Stephen King—who went on to inspire a Royal

es, it’s that Carrie—the infamous teenager with telekinetic powers born from

Shakespeare Company production in 1988. The musical then transferred to Broadway with Betty Buckley as Carrie’s mother, having played the gym teacher in the film. Revived by the MCC Theater last year off-Broadway, Carrie played to packed houses throughout its limited engagement. So much more than a horror story, so much more than a cult classic, Carrie touches the part in all of us that’s desperate to fit in yet ‘carries’ the warning, ‘be careful what you wish for.’

Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee. Wed, Thu & Fri Eve $49.50 • Wed Mat $40.50 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $54 Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 4 & 8 pm; Sun @ 3 pm; Wed, Thu @ 7:30 pm; Wed 6/4 @ 2 pm Available dates and complete ticket pricing are posted on our website—www.showofthemonth.com Ordering through our secure website is the fastest and most convenient way to reserve your tickets! Complete details on creating your online account and placing your online order are explained at www.showofthemonth.com/account

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2013–2014 BOSTON THEATER WEEKENDS! Our Boston Theater Weekends may be the best deal in town!

2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical $299 pp/do OCTOBER 19–20, 2013 Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Adapted from the most beloved show in television history! $269 pp/do DECEMBER 7–8, 2013 Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical $249 pp/do JANUARY 18–19, 2014 The Boston Opera House

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Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the well-known film $269 pp/do MARCH 15–16, 2014 MARCH 22–23, 2014 Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Triumphant return! $339 pp/do APRIL 12–13, 2014 APRIL 26–27, 2014 The Boston Opera House

Conveniently located in Boston’s Theatre District near the Boston Common, the Revere Hotel features the Emerald Lounge. You’ll enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, a fitness center, and indoor pool with sundeck that overlooks the city. All guestrooms feature large private city-view balconies and coffeemakers. RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

Broadway’s longest-running musical $299 pp/do JUNE 28–29, 2014 JULY 12–13, 2014 JULY 19–20, 2014 The Boston Opera House Special bonus: • Champagne toast on arrival • Complimentary bottled water • 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages in Emerald Lounge * (one certificate for two persons;

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Speakeasy Stage Company

OCTOBER 2–12, 2013

Roberts Studio Theatre • 527 Tremont Street, Boston order by: September 16 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee.

TRIBES: Born deaf into a chaotic academic family, Billy was pushed to assimilate into the hearing world as best he could. When a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms. Tribes will be presented in the round. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award—Best New Play. New England Premiere

Wed, Thu & Fri Eve $49.50 • Wed Mat $40.50 Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $54 Wed, Thu @ 7:30 pm; Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 4 & 8 pm; Sun @ 3 & 7 pm; Wed 10/9 @ 2 pm

The Lyric Stage Company

OCTOBER 18–27, 2013

140 Clarendon Street, Boston order by: September 27 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a restoration fee.

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL: This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes is a moving collage of lives in crisis. A group of seemingly unrelated characters search for human connection in a harsh and destabilizing world, looking for hope among their newfound “family.”

New England Premiere Thu & Fri Eve $48.70 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $55 Fri 10/18, 10/25 @ 8 pm; Sat 10/19, 10/26 @ 3 & 8 pm; Thu 10/24 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 10/27 @ 3 pm

New Repertory Theatre

OCTOBER 18–NOVEMBER 1, 2013

Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown order by: September 25 Orchestra seating; price reflects a 10% discount off box office price and includes a facility fee.

RANCHO MIRAGE: Acclaimed playwright Stephen Dietz’s black comedy looks at affluent suburban

couples whose truths finally catch up with them. At an ill-fated dinner party these long-time friends are awakened to the secrets of their past with hilarious and farcical results. This new comedy asks what remains between us when youth, dreams, and the last bottle of wine is gone? National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Stoneham Theatre

395 Main Street, Stoneham Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 20% discount off box office prices.

Fri 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 @ 8 pm $49.75

OCTOBER 24–27, 2013

order by: October 3

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE: A new look at a horror classic! Is there a good and evil side to everyone? And can we always tell the difference between the two? In this new adaptation, well-respected Dr. Henry Jekyll secretly undertakes experiments aimed at separating the best parts of his personality from the worst. When the result is the disastrous creation of his alter ego, the savage Edward Hyde, Dr. Jekyll comes face-to-face with the very nature of good and evil. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Hatcher’s adaptation “a smart, tense, and suspenseful new take.”

Adults $40 • Seniors $35 • Students $18 Thu 10/24 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 10/25 @ 8 pm; Sat 10/26 @ 3 & 8 pm; Sun 10/27 @ 2 pm

Speakeasy Stage Company

NOVEMBER 1–30, 2013

Roberts Studio Theatre • 527 Tremont Street, Boston order by: October 18 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee.

KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND: Roland Stackhouse thinks our greatest obstacle

is indecisiveness—and he has the answer! Make Up Your Mind, Inc. But just as business takes off, romance rears its head, and Stackhouse finds himself in a world of wealthy coquettes, paid enforcers, blue movies and confused clergy. It’s a world only Vonnegut could imagine! Alternately hilarious and touching, Kurt Vonnegut’s Make Up Your Mind is really about more than sticking to decisions—it’s about that rarest of all commodities, human connection. Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri Eve $49.50 • Fri Mat $40.50 Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $54 Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 4 & 8 pm; Sun @ 3 pm; Wed, Thu @ 7:30 pm; Tue 11/26 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 11/29 @ 2 pm

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North Shore Music Theatre

62 Dunham Road, Beverly Inner Circle seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

NOVEMBER 5–9, 2013 order by: October 14

MISS SAIGON: From the creators of Les Misérables, this classic love story is one of the most stunning

theatrical spectacles of all time. Miss Saigon sets Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” within the turmoil of the Vietnam War where an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Songs include “The Heat is on in Saigon,” “Sun and Moon,” The American Dream,” “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Why, God, Why?,” “I Still Believe” and “I’d Give My Life for You.” Content Advisory: Mature subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences. Tue 11/5 @ 8 pm $54; Wed 11/6 @ 8 pm $58.50; Thu 11/7 @ 7:30 pm $58.50 Sat 11/9 @ 2 pm $58.50

Fiddlehead Theatre Company

Strand Theatre • 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

NOVEMBER 21–DECEMBER 8, 2013 order by: November 4

A LITTLE PRINCESS: Fiddlehead Theatre, resident company of the historic Strand Theatre, is delighted

to present the Boston-area premiere of A Little Princess. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel springs to vibrant life in this beloved tale of heart and imagination in a multicultural world, with music by Grammy- and Tony-nominee Andrew Lippa. Finding herself far from home, separated from both father and friends, young Sara Crewe turns to her imagination for aid—proving that a dour headmistress, unforgiving classmates, and reversals in fortune are no match for the transformative powers of courage, heart, and imagination. Adults $40.50 • Seniors (65+), students, children under 12 $25 Thu 11/21, 12/5 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 @ 2 & 8 pm; Sun 11/24, 12/1, 12/8 @ 2 pm

The Regent Theatre

NOVEMBER 22–24, 2013

7 Medford Street, Arlington Prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

order by: November 1

THE ULTRASONIC ROCK ORCHESTRA performs the legendary rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: For the first time on the Regent stage, the URO will perform this powerful 26-song epic “live.” A must-see for fans of the Andrew Lloyd Webber–Tim Rice phenomenon.

Preferred Orch. $29.25 • Reserved Orch. Ctr. $24.75 Fri 11/22 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/23 @ 8 pm; Sun 11/24 @ 2 pm

Boston Center for the Arts

NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 14, 2013

Plaza Theatre • 539 Tremont Street, Boston Orchestra seating, prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

order by: November 8

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Oscar Wilde’s luminous wit and sparkling satire are

at their best in this comedy of good manners, bad manners, and all manner of things in between. Jack and Algernon are a pair of dashing young men-about-town in search of life’s great pleasures. When they begin to woo two different women using the same rogue-ish fake identity, it’s an all-out war to see who will be “Earnest” enough to succeed. Fri 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 @ 2 & 8 pm; Sun 11/24, 12/1, 12/8 @ 2 pm; Wed 11/27 @ 7:30 pm; Thu 12/5, 12/12 @ 7:30 pm $31.50

Stoneham Theatre

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 1, 2013

395 Main Street, Stoneham Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 20% discount off box office prices.

order by: November 8

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A holiday favorite! Kris Kringle is not amused when he discovers a

drunken Santa has been hired to lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. When Kris agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as Santa for Macy’s department store. He claims to be the real Santa Claus, but how can he convince the doubters, including a special eight-yearold girl who longs to find something to believe in? Is Kris Kringle telling the truth, or is he just the crazy old man Mr. Macy perceives him to be? This play is based on the classic film starring Maureen O’Hara. Adults $40 • Seniors $35 • Students $18 Fri 11/29 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/30 @ 3 & 8 pm; Sun 12/1 @ 2 pm

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The Lyric Stage Company

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 8, 2013

140 Clarendon Street, Boston order by: November 8 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a restoration fee.

BECKY’S NEW CAR: Becky’s life isn’t exactly unhappy—but from her desk at a car dealership she can’t help but wonder what else is out there. And then she finds out. When a wealthy suitor presumes she is a widow, she finds herself leading a double life that quickly accelerates out of her control. This clever and witty comedy takes us on one woman’s unexpected, hilarious, and ultimately moving escape from the midlife doldrums.

Thu & Fri Eve $48.70 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $55 Fri 11/29, 12/6 @ 8 pm; Sat 11/30, 12/7 @ 3 & 8 pm; Thu 12/5 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 12/8 @ 3 pm

New Repertory Theatre

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 20, 2013

Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown Orchestra seating; price reflects a 10% discount off box office price.

order by: November 6

CAMELOT: This beloved four-time Tony Award-winning musical of chivalry and medieval finery weaves

a tumultuous love triangle between King Arthur, his wife-to-be Guinevere, and Lancelot. Featuring beguiling melodies that defy time, Camelot’s stories and songs exude classic themes of duty, honor, love, and betrayal. Coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, this production will bring the Camelot dream to life for a new generation, who will experience the idealistic yearnings of a young king trying to create a better and new order, only to be dashed by the unexpected cruelties of human passion and need. “One of the great musicals of the 20th century.”—The Chicago Tribune Fri 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 @ 8 pm $49.75

North Shore Music Theatre

62 Dunham Road, Beverly Inner Circle seating; price reflects a 10% discount off box office price.

DECEMBER 6–7, 2013

order by: November 15

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time,

traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite throughout New England. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written by former NSMT Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Content Advisory: Contains sudden loud noises and dark images. May not be suitable for very young children. Fri 12/6 & Sat 12/7 @ 7:30 pm $58.50

The Regent Theatre

7 Medford Street, Arlington Prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

DECEMBER 13, 2013 order by: November 22

The Mahoney Brothers present JUKE BOX HEROES LIVE: Juke Box Heroes creates an

evening of unforgettable, nostalgic entertainment with meticulous period staging and high tech visuals. Among the musical legends chronicled are a young Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and more! Preferred Orch. $29.25 • Reserved Orch. $24.75 Fri 12/13 @ 8 pm

DECEMBER 14, 2013

order by: November 22

ELVIS & THE BEATLES: The Greatest Concert that Never Was: The concert that

rock fans have dreamed about for generations, is finally brought to life by award-winning performers, The Mahoney Brothers. Preferred Orch. $29.25 • Reserved Orch. $24.75 Sat 12/14 @ 8 pm

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The Lyric Stage Company

JANUARY 3–12, 2014

140 Clarendon Street, Boston order by: December 13 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a restoration fee.

WORKING: From the everyday lives of “ordinary” working people comes a musical that is anything but ordinary! Working reveals the hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of average working Americans by following them through one 24-hour workday.

Thu & Fri Eve $52.30 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $58.60 Fri 1/3, 1/10 @ 8 pm; Sat 1/4, 1/11 @ 3 & 8 pm; Thu 1/9 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 1/12 @ 3 pm

Speakeasy Stage Company

JANUARY 10–FEBRUARY 8, 2014

Virginia Wimberley Theatre • 527 Tremont Street, Boston order by: December 27 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee.

THE COLOR PURPLE: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, the Broadway

version of The Color Purple, co-produced by Oprah Winfrey, earned ten Tony nominations in 2006, including a nod for Best Musical. This powerful story centers around Celie (portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg in the film), an African-American woman trying to make a life in Georgia in the early 1900s. Celie has had every reason to give up—on family, hope and on love—yet her indomitable spirit shines through and pushes her to find her way in the world. Boston Regional Premiere

Wed, Thu & Fri Eve $49.50 • Wed Mat $40.50 Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $54 Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 4 & 8 pm; Sun @ 3 pm; Wed, Thu @ 7:30 pm; Wed 2/5 @ 2 pm

The Lyric Stage Company

FEBRUARY 14–23, 2014

140 Clarendon Street, Boston order by: January 24 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a restoration fee.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been

recognized as a cornerstone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman—the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine—Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. Thu & Fri Eve $48.70 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $55 Fri 2/14, 2/21 @ 8 pm; Sat 2/15, 2/22 @ 3 & 8 pm; Thu 2/20 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 2/23 @ 3 pm

Stoneham Theatre

FEBRUARY 27–MARCH 2, 2014

395 Main Street, Stoneham Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 20% discount off box office prices.

order by: February 6

SOMETHING’S AFOOT: Murder, mystery, music—and laughs! This musical, satirical spoof of who-

dunits like Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and The Mousetrap, will leave you in stitches as nine strangers gather in a remote mansion on a stormy night. Suddenly the power goes out, the bridge is flooded, the butler is killed in a freak explosion and the other guests start to die in mysterious ways. It quickly becomes clear that (you guessed it), Something’s Afoot. Adults $40 • Seniors $35 • Students $18 Thu 2/27 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 2/28 @ 8 pm; Sat 3/1 @ 3 & 8 pm; Sun 3/2 @ 2 pm

Speakeasy Stage Company

MARCH 7–APRIL 5, 2014

Roberts Studio Theatre • 527 Tremont Street, Boston order by: February 22 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a capital enhancement fee.

THE WHALE: Charlie wants to make up for lost time. In the wake of a personal tragedy, he has eaten his

grief and become a 600-pound couch-bound recluse. With his health failing, Charlie makes one last desperate attempt to connect with his estranged teenage daughter in this big-hearted, humorous, and emotionally wrenching play. New England Premiere

Wed, Thu & Fri Eve $49.50• Wed Mat $40.50 Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $54 Fri @ 8 pm; Sat @ 4 & 8 pm; Sun @ 3 pm; Wed, Thu @ 7:30 pm; Wed 4/2 @ 2 pm

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Stoneham Theatre

395 Main Street, Stoneham Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

APRIL 10–13, 2014 order by: March 21

THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN: Discover a piece of American history with Ernest Hogan, the “father of ragtime” and the first African American to perform on Broadway. Beloved by his fans and wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Hogan was also an infamous writer of “coon songs” that many considered offensive to his own race. This fascinating world premiere play imagines the relationship between Ernest and the woman sent to care for him at the end of his life, as he struggles with both his own mortality and the legacy he leaves behind. Don’t miss Elliot Norton Award-winning actor Johnny Lee Davenport as Ernest!

Adults $40 • Seniors $35 • Students $18 Thu 4/10 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 4/11 @ 8 pm; Sat 4/12 @ 3 & 8 pm; Sun 4/13 @ 2 pm

Fiddlehead Theatre Company

Strand Theatre • 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

APRIL 24–MAY 11, 2014 order by: April 7

Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA: Fiddlehead Theatre Company brings this classic tale—winner

of four Tony Awards—to life with soaring songs and memorable lyrics from two of the modern age’s most prominent musicians. Aida loves Radames, though he defeated her kingdom and captured her people. Radames loves Aida, though his feelings betray his country and kin alike. When an enslaved Aida finds herself in service to Radames’ future bride, three people find themselves forced to make difficult choices that will alter history forever. Adults $40.50 • Seniors (65+), students, children under 12 $25 Thu 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 @ 8 pm; Sat 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 @ 2 & 8 pm; Sun 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 @ 2 pm

The Lyric Stage Company

MAY 9–18, 2014

140 Clarendon Street, Boston order by: April 18 Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices and include a restoration fee.

INTO THE WOODS: When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed by the Witch next door, they

embark into the woods on a quest to reverse that spell. Along the way they encounter an ambivalent Cinderella, an aggressive Red Ridinghood, a rebellious Rapunzel, a too-trusting Jack, and a couple of notso-princely Princes. They also learn lessons about working together and the real meaning of “happily ever after” in this Stephen Sondheim musical. Thu & Fri Eve $52.30 • Sat Mat & Eve, Sun Mat $58.60 Fri 5/9, 5/16 @ 8 pm; Sat 5/10, 5/17 @ 3 & 8 pm; Thu 5/15 @ 7:30 pm; Sun 5/18 @ 3 pm

New Repertory Theatre

Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown Orchestra seating; price reflects a 10% discount off box office price.

MAY 9–23, 2014 order by: April 16

ON THE VERGE: In this hilarious time-travel fantasy, three Victorian-era women set off to explore

“Terra Incognita,” not realizing that they have warped into 1955 American pop culture. As they tromp through time and the outback of mid-century America, they recount past travels and face their challenges in language rich in word-play, humor, and the vernacular of anthropologists. Fri 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 @ 8 pm $49.75

Stoneham Theatre

395 Main Street, Stoneham Orchestra seating; prices reflect a 10% discount off box office prices.

MAY 15–JUNE 18, 2014 order by: April 24

THE SECRET GARDEN: Mary Lennox, a young orphan, is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle and sickly cousin. When this neglected child discovers an equally neglected garden, she begins to bring life (and a bit of magic) back to both the garden and her uncle’s manor. This lush Broadway musical, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, won three Tony Awards, including Best Score of a Musical.

Adults $40 • Seniors $35 • Students $18 Thu 5/15 @ 7:30 pm; Fri 5/16 @ 8 pm; Sat 5/17 @ 3 & 8 pm; Sun 5/18 @ 2 pm

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PROVIDENCE THEATER WEEKEND The Phantom of the Opera

Friday, November 29–Saturday, November 30, 2013 Man of La Mancha Saturday, February 15–Sunday, February 16, 2014 Peter and the Starcatcher Saturday, March 1–Sunday, March 2, 2014

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mere fifty minutes from Boston, Providence’s progressive arts and culture scene takes the city’s traditional New England vibe for an offbeat and edgy spin. Walk the revamped riverfront, admire historic architecture, and indulge in the city’s culinary prowess. Providence was voted the #1 Food City in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” poll of 2012, taking home the gold with an impressive range of fine-dining restaurants, neighborhood cafes, microbreweries and even food trucks. The shopping scene on College Hill is stocked with antique stores, especially along Benefit Street, and the eclectic boutiques of downtown’s Westminster Street are a worthy follow up to an afternoon browsing the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. The Phantom of the Opera. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom, the most successful musical of all-time, has been hailed as “an intense and spectacular new production with…fresh drama and added momentum.” Man of La Mancha returns to the stage in an all new production, complete with the Tony Award-winning score and book that has inspired theatergoers since the very first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Peter and the Starcatcher—hailed by The New York Times as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades”—takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of five Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

$199

per person double occupancy Call for single and triple reservations.

INCLUDES:

• One nights’ hotel accommodations: Omni Providence Hotel • Theater ticket: Friday evening for The Phantom of the Opera, Sunday matinee for Man of La Mancha and Peter and the Starcatcher • Full American breakfast buffet • Admission to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

• $25 Dining Gift Card at a local restaurant (one per table) • Parking at hotel (one car per room)

RESERVATION CUTOFF: November Date: October 15, 2013 February Date: December 15, 2013 March Date: December 31, 2013 RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com

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LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE GOODSPEED MUSICAL IN CONNECTICUT October 18–20, 2013 $399 pp/do NEW YORK WEEKEND October 25–27, 2013 $599 pp/do BRETTON WOODS Omni Mount Washington November 8–10, 2013 $309 pp/do PENN DUTCH HOLIDAY SEASON November 23–24, 2013 $269 pp/do THANKSGIVING IN MAINE Kennebunkport Inn November 27–30, 2013 $359 pp/do

SARATOGA SPRINGS Victorian Christmas December 5–6, 2013 $279 pp/do BRANDYWINE CHRISTMAS December 6–8, 2013 $429 pp/do NIAGARA FALLS Festival of Lights December 6–8, 2013 $399 pp/do KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI January 10–22, 2014 $4,469 pp/do HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE January 16–25, 2014 $4,199 pp/do

Limited space may still be available. For details, refer to the last catalog or the website. Call us at 617-338-1111, ext. 3 for more information and to reserve your spot today.

DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

CHRISTMASTIME in NEWPORT, RI

Friday, December 6–Sunday, December 8, 2013 The Travel Club for the 43rd annual J oin Christmas in Newport—a city-wide fes-

tival celebrating the glorious traditions of the holidays. Your accommodations at The Hotel Viking place you in the center of the celebrations where you’ll enjoy historic buildings decked out in holiday finery, fun (and free) events and wonderful shopping. The magnificent historic houses put on an amazing holiday display of spectacular evergreens, decorated trees, plus thousands of poinsettias and wreaths. We’ve included a ticket to the Holiday Evening at The Breakers on Saturday, from 6pm. We’ve also arranged a Newport Gourmet Walking Tour of Bellevue Avenue on Saturday afternoon. 18

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$329

per person double occupancy $545 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Two nights’ four-star accommodations: The Hotel Viking, Newport • Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday • Holiday Evening at The Breakers • Newport Gourmet Walking Tour • Luggage handling at hotel • Parking at hotel

RESERVE BY: September 30, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND CHRISTMAS  by the SEA

OGUNQUIT, MAINE

Friday, December 13–Sunday, December 15, 2013

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hat’s prettier or more festive than a New England seacoast village all dressed up for the holidays? Upon arrival at the Meadowmere Resort you’ll be treated to a wine and cheese reception and be welcomed by local holiday carolers. On Saturday you can enjoy the festivities of Ogunquit’s 27th Annual Christmas by the Sea before your VIP admission to the popular Taste the Season Competition. Local restaurants compete for the coveted titles and you’ll get to sample and vote! Don’t miss the barbershop quartet concert and holiday singalong at the local church. Before heading home on Sunday you’ll want to head to Kennebunkport and the festivities of the 32nd Annual Christmas Prelude—voted #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV!

RESERVE BY: October 25, 2013

$279

per person double occupancy $259 per person triple occupancy; $229 per person quad occupancy; $449 for single reservations. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Two nights’ first-class accommodations: Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit • Deluxe continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday at Meadowmere • Wine and Cheese Reception with Holiday Caroling • Dinner one evening at Jonathan’s Restaurant • VIP admission to Ogunquit’s Taste the Season Competition on Saturday • Kittery Outlets Discount Book • Parking at hotel

DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

BOSTON SHOPPING WEEKEND Saturday, December 14–Sunday, December 15, 2013

for a new holiday tradition? Call L ooking your best friend and hit the town—and

the shops—during The Travel Club’s Holiday Shopping Weekend! Adding a new twist to the “‘tis better to give than to receive” spirit of the season, you’ll check off each gift on your list plus treat yourself to a festive weekend in the city. Place Mall, The Shops at C opley Prudential and Newbury Street are just

steps from your room at The Westin Copley Place Hotel. Power-shop all day, then savor a well-earned treat at Finale Desserterie. Saturday night is yours to enjoy a great restaurant, take in a holiday show, or do both!

RESERVE BY: November 18, 2013 Reserve today—this program will sell out.

$149

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES:

• One night’s four-star accommodations: The Westin Copley Place • Breakfast on Sunday (gratuities not included) • $50 Gift Certificate for Finale (one certificate for two persons) • Parking for one car per room

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DRIVE YOURSELF GETAWAY NEW YEAR’S in BOSTON

Tuesday, December 31, 2013–Wednesday, January 1, 2014 ew Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get away even if it’s not too far. Cruise into the New Year with a one-night stay at the InterContinental Boston, a AAA Four Diamond landmark, luxury hotel on the revitalized, historic waterfront. You’ll celebrate the last hours of 2013 aboard the Odyssey and enjoy a special dinner cruise with a front row seat to view Boston Harbor’s First Night Fireworks Display. This five-hour party features live entertainment and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, threecourse plated dinner service and midnight champagne toast. Your deluxe accommodations include high-speed internet, cable/satellite TV, blackout drapes and sound system. Once you’ve arisen in 2014, you may want to indulge in the state-of-the-art health and fitness club, indoor heated pool and steam rooms or just enjoy a peaceful walk through the quiet streets of Boston.

$389

per person double occupancy Call for triple and single reservations.

INCLUDES:

• One night’s deluxe accom­mo­dations: InterContinental Boston • New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise aboard the Odyssey • Breakfast on Wednesday • Valet parking for one car per room • Drink at RumBa

RESERVE BY: November 25, 2013 Reserve today—this program will sell out.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Thursday, April 24–Sunday, April 27, 2014 Friday, October 10–Monday, October 13, 2014

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xperience the memories, monuments and museums of Washington, D.C. Touring with your local guide includes Arlington National Cemetery and The Vietnam and World War II memorials. You’ll enjoy a day to explore on your own and we’ll provide transportation to the Mall area to get you started. Highlighting your weekend is a twilight tour of the illuminated monuments with stops at the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.

RESERVE BY: April Trip: January 20, 2014 October Trip: July 7, 2014

$559

per person double occupancy $539 per person triple occupancy; $739 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $48. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Three nights’ accommodations: Doubletree Crystal City Hotel • Five meals: three breakfasts, two dinners • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Washington, D.C. guided tour, including Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Capitol photo stop, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, dinner on own in historic Alexandria, coach transportation to the Mall area, evening Illuminated Monument tour, United States Air Force Memorial.

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the PHILADELPHIA

INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW Friday, March 7–Sunday, March 9, 2014

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t may be late winter yet it’ll feel like spring when you attend the International Flower Show—the largest indoor flower show in America! Depart Boston early Friday morning and check in to your hotel in Philadelphia’s historic district. On Saturday it’s off to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the flower show. This year’s theme is “ARTiculture”—art’s influence in gardening and vice versa. You’ll have plenty of time to wander through six acres of flowers, landscapes and garden paths, as well as shop at the marketplace. As you return to Boston on Sunday you’ll stop in New York City for a poignant visit at the National September 11th Memorial.

RESERVE BY: December 2, 2013

$419

per person double occupancy $409 per person triple occupancy; $599 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $18. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Holiday Inn Midtown, Philadelphia • Three meals: two breakfasts, one dinner • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL Friday, January 31–Monday, February 3, 2014

in the festivities as Quebec City celebrates J oin the joy and magic of winter with the world’s

largest winter carnival! A highlight on the Quebec event calendar since 1894, this rowdy tradition is a chance to “eat, drink and be merry.” In addition to the Carnival’s revelry, and over the course of two days, you’ll see the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Château Frontenac, the unique Ice Hotel, the magnificent Snow Palace, the majestic Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre, dating back to 1658, and the “taller-than-Niagara-Falls” Montmorency Falls. You’ll be carried away by the spectrum of events and activities, including snow rafting, horse-drawn sleigh and dog sled rides, the canoe race on the icy St. Lawrence river, the International Snow Sculpture Competition, and the magical night parades.

$629

per person double occupancy $619 per person triple occupancy; $849 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $48. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

RESERVE BY: October 28, 2013

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Three nights’ accommodations: Loews Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, Quebec City • Four meals: three breakfasts at local cafés, one dinner • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

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CHARLESTON, SAVANNAH & the GOLDEN ISLES Sunday, April 13–Saturday, April 19, 2014

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xperience the South’s legendary charm on this history-rich trip through South Carolina and Georgia!

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TRIP:

• Locally-guided Charleston tour featuring the Old Citadel, The Battery, Rainbow Row, Charleston Museum and City Market • Free time to explore Charleston independently • Visit to Beaufort on Port Royal Island where you’ll see the waterfront and historic homes and St. Helena Island • Tour of St. Simons Island, including the lighthouse and Fort Frederica National Monument • Free time to explore Jekyll Island • Guided tour of Savannah, including Forsyth Park, River Street, the Cotton Exchange and the Colonial Park Cemetery • Free time to explore Savannah

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$1,739

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,239 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Per person deposit is $600.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Charleston and Savannah to Boston, via a connecting city • First-class hotel accommodations: three nights Charleston, one night Jekyll Island, two nights Savannah • Seven meals: five buffet breakfasts, two dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

RESERVE BY: October 10, 2013

After deadline, call to check availability.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


NEW YORK WEEKEND “Top of the Rock” NBC Studio Tour

Friday, May 2–Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Travel Club for two amazing J oin New York experiences: the NBC Studio

Tour and “Top of the Rock” observatory.

• “Top of the Rock” is a six-level observatory atop the Art Deco skyscraper, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, whose upper decks are 850 feet above street level. • Since 1933, NBC has offered its historic studio tour that takes you through the halls and into the studios of NBC’s New York operations. An NBC Page will be your guide to the world of the Peacock Network.

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f you’re a theater-lover, don’t worry—we’ll be happy to secure theater tickets for the show of your choice (at additional cost). If you’d prefer to just reserve a seat on the coach and a room at the hotel, we can do that, too!

$599

per person double occupancy per person deposit is $300.

$549

per person double occupancy for transportation and hotel only. Call for triple, quad and single rates.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip private luxury coach transportation from Boston and Newton • Two nights’ first-class accommodations: The Belvedere • “Top of the Rock Observatory” timed ticket admission • NBC Studio Tour timed ticket admission • Luggage handling at hotel

THE BELVEDERE

319 West 48th Street at 8th Avenue

RESERVE BY: December 31, 2013

After deadline, call to check availability.

The National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan has been designed to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The new museum is scheduled to open in spring 2014. Details and reservations for visiting the museum and memorial are currently unavailable.

A lovely 1920s Art Deco building in Midtown Manhattan, the Belvedere is only two blocks from the Theatre District, Times Square and the famed Restaurant Row. The hotel offers full service concierge and 24-hour fitness center. Guestrooms include convenient kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers.

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MONTREAL IN THE SPRING

Cirque du Soleil Performance Friday, May 30–Sunday, June 1, 2014

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ne of our favorite destinations! Reserve on this early summer weekend and experience the ever-chic, ever-cosmopolitan city of Montreal. You’ll enjoy elegant, centrally located accommodations and dinner at Restaurant de Vieux Port in Old Montreal. An included tour features many city highlights, including Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica and Mount Royal Park. You may also try your luck at the Casino on an included visit. En route to Boston you’ll have some free time at the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, VT to have lunch or visit the shops. Montreal can’t be beat—especially with a performance of the amazing Cirque du Soleil!

$489

per person double occupancy $479 per person triple occupancy; $659 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $40. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth • Ticket to Cirque du Soleil • Three meals: two breakfasts, one dinner • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY: January 24, 2014

PENN DUTCH & AMISH COUNTRY Thursday, June 19–Saturday, June 21, 2014 Thursday, October 9–Saturday, October 11, 2014

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he Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County is America’s oldest Amish community. This relaxing and informative trip explores a simpler way of life. You’ll visit an 18th-century style Peddler’s Village, tour the Amish farmlands, enjoy lunch at Kitchen Kettle Village and shop for quilts at a traditional country store. You’ll also enjoy dinner and professional Broadway-style shows at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and the Sight & Sound Theatre.

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$449

per person double occupancy $439 per person triple occupancy; $539 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $18. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Heritage Hotel, Lancaster, PA • Four meals: two breakfasts, two dinners • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


NIAGARA FALLS

Monday, June 9–Thursday, June 12, 2014 $569*

Monday, August 4–Thursday, August 7, 2014 $669*

Monday, September 8–Thursday, September 11, 2014 $589*

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e know it sounds like a travel cliché, yet, have you ever really been to Niagara Falls? Discover (or revisit) one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. Trust us, you’ll be impressed! A morning tour includes it all— the Horseshoe Falls, Canadian Rapids and the Gorge and Whirlpool Rapids. Later you’ll enjoy a stroll around one of the most beautiful towns in Canada—quaint Niagaraon-the-Lake. Our relaxing stay also includes a winery visit with tasting and dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant.

RESERVE BY: June Trip: March 3, 2014 August Trip: April 30, 2014 September Trip: June 2, 2014

JUNE: Triple $559; Single $759. AUGUST: Triple $659; Single $929. SEPTEMBER: Triple $579; Single $779. Cancellation insurance waiver is $48. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Three nights’ accommodations: Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario • Four meals: three breakfasts, one dinner at Fallsview Restaurant • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

QUEBEC CITY and MONTREAL Sunday, August 3–Thursday, August 7, 2014

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hat’s in store for you on this five-day summer getaway to Canada’s Quebec province? Beauty, culture and tons of old world charm! Spend two nights in fabulous Quebec City where you’ll enjoy breakfasts at local cafés and be treated to a narrated tour, including the Old City. En route to Montreal you’ll visit the shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre and Montmorency Falls before arriving at your accommodations in the heart of the city and dinner at a popular nearby restaurant. Breakfast amongst locals at neighborhood restaurants and enjoy a guided tour, including the panoramic view from Mount Royal.

RESERVE BY: April 28, 2014

$799

per person double occupancy $789 per person triple occupancy; $1,099 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $60. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Four nights’ accommodations: Loews Le Concorde, Quebec City two nights, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal two nights • Six meals: four breakfasts, two dinners • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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ALASKA

Seven Night Sawyer Glacier Cruise Wednesday, June 11–Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alaska’s breathtaking Inside Passage C ruising is the zenith for many ardent cruisers.

Carved by massive glaciers millions of years ago, the scenery along this weaving coastal route is unmatched—1,000 islands, glaciers the size of Rhode Island, misty rain forests, rugged mountains, iceberg-dotted bays, plunging waterfalls and blindingly-blue fjords. You’ll set sail from Seattle on the Rhapsody of the Seas and cruise north through the Passage where your first port of call is Juneau—founded during the gold rush in 1880. An array of exciting shore excursions, including helicopter and dog sled tours, will be available. Next up is Skagway, the “gateway to the Klondike.” You may opt to take the unforgettable journey aboard the 20-mile “Scenic Railway of the World” to the 2,865 foot summit of the White Pass. Back on board, you’ll cruise through the 26-mile Tracy Arm Fjord, a narrow, curving inlet nestled between towering granite walls. You’ll see breathtaking mountains, some of Alaska’s largest icebergs and, likely, whale, bear, mountain goats, harbor seals, and eagles. At the end of this twisting fjord lie the “twin” Sawyer Glaciers. Thought by many to be the most dramatic in North America, these two glaciers, framed by soaring mountains, often shine a lovely blue color. In Ketchikan, you’ll see cheerful reminders of the port’s colorful beginnings as a fishing camp, evident in its rustic boardwalks and an outstanding collection of beautifully carved totem poles. After another full day of cruising you’ll dock in Victoria, British Columbia and be enchanted by its spectacular scenery.

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013

$3,039

per person double occupancy in OUTSIDE CABINS

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,329 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Seattle, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ Rhapsody of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines • Three nights’ accommodations: Holiday Inn Seattle • 24 meals: nine breakfasts, seven lunches, eight dinners • Round-trip, airport/hotel/dock transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Director

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Flight from Boston

DAYS 1–2 Holiday Inn Seattle DAY 3

Embark cruise ship, depart 4pm

DAY 4

At sea

DAY 5

Alaska Inside Passage Juneau, 12am–9pm

DAY 6

Skagway, 7am–8:30pm

DAY 7

Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier

DAY 8

At sea

DAY 9

Victoria, BC, 9am–6pm

DAY 10

Arrive Seattle, 7am; Holiday Inn Seattle

DAY 11

Return flight to Boston

After deadline, call to check availability.

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RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


SARATOGA SPRINGS & RACING Sunday, August 10–Monday, August 11, 2014

getaways are perfect for enjoying Q uicksummer in the northeast and this one-

night escape has it all. After a morning departure you’ll arrive in beautiful Saratoga Springs for some free time before enjoying a guided tour of Haven Oaks Horse Farm. En route to your accommodations in Albany you’ll be treated to a captivating view of Lake George from the top of Prospect Mountain. After breakfast the next day you’ll tour the Albany State Capitol before arriving midday at Saratoga Race Track—one of America’s oldest and grandest courses—to enjoy an afternoon of thoroughbred racing. This getaway is a sure bet!

RESERVE BY: May 2, 2014

$259

per person double occupancy $249 per person triple occupancy; $339 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $12. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • One nights’ accommodations: Holiday Inn, Albany, NY • Two meals: one breakfast, one dinner • Saratoga Race Track Grandstand Admission, program, hot dog and soda • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

OCEAN CITY & TANGIER ISLAND

Sunday, August 24–Wednesday, August 27, 2014

$639

per person double occupancy $629 per person triple occupancy; $799 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $48. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

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our destination is Ocean City— Maryland’s popular Eastern shore resort. Oceanfront accommodations at Dune’s Manor Hotel are near the famed three-mile boardwalk and include a private balcony. Enjoy a cruise across Chesapeake Bay to picturesque Tangier Island, so remote it seems lost in time. You won’t want to leave the peace and tranquility of its 17th century streets. The following day brings you to Assateague Island, a protected wildlife refuge where the famed ponies still run wild, and a visit to the Ocean City Life Saving Museum. We’ve made time for you to stroll the boardwalk or enjoy the traditional afternoon tea on the Dune’s beautiful verandah.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Three nights’ accommodations: Dune’s Manor Hotel, Ocean City • Six meals: three breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Chesapeake Bay cruise to Tangier Island, Assateague Island, Ocean City Life Saving Museum, traditional afternoon tea.

RESERVE BY: May 19, 2014

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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U.S. NATIONAL PARKS TOUR Friday, September 5–Tuesday, September 16, 2014

$2,929

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,694 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600.

INCLUDES:

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

The Travel Club next summer as we J oin visit five of America’s most breathtaking

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Albuquerque and Jackson to Boston, via a connecting city • Eleven nights’ three-star accommodations • Fourteen meals: ten breakfasts, four dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Director

national parks—our great natural treasures. Each day we’ll experience a new destination, new landscape and new adventure. View the fascinating 800-year-old cliff dwellings lining the canyon walls of Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park. We’ll devote two days to the Grand Canyon, including a visit to the South Rim and a full free day to explore independently. Zion National Park is a maze of soaring sandstone cliffs decorated by time in hues of creams, pinks and reds. The dramatic arches, spires, steps and bridges of distinctive pink sandstone are the signature of Utah’s amazing Bryce Canyon National Park. Called the “Mountains of the Imagination,” the Grand Tetons of Wyoming form a stunning landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above the valley floor. Lastly, we come to the world’s first national park—Yellowstone—designated in 1872, crowned with abundant wildlife, awe-inspiring views and the park’s famous hot springs and geysers, including Old Faithful. And, if these iconic landmarks weren’t enough, we’ve added a Santa Fe tour, lunch in the Old West mining town of Durango, an overnight in Salt Lake City and a three-night stay in the colorful resort town of Jackson, Wyoming.

TRIP PLANNER:

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013

DAY 12

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FEATURES:

Santa Fe, Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, The Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Yellowstone National Park. OPTIONALS: Santa Fe—Southwestern Cooking Demonstration. Grand Canyon—Helicopter Ride. Jackson—Snake River Float, Grand Tetons by Horseback.

DAY 1

Flight from Boston

DAYS 1–2 Courtyard by Marriott, Santa Fe DAY 3

Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde

DAY 4

Hampton Inn Monument Valley, Kayenta, Utah

DAYS 5–6 Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon DAY 7

Best Western Zion Park Inn, Zion National Park

DAY 8

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City

DAYS 9–11 Elk Country Inn, Jackson, Wyoming Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


BADLANDS & BLACK HILLS of SOUTH DAKOTA Friday, September 12–Thursday, September 18, 2014

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

$1,949

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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t may be hundreds of miles from the Pacific Ocean, yet the Spirit of the West lives in South Dakota. This weeklong getaway is a wonderful chance to escape the bustle of modern life and reconnect with our country’s rich history. We’ll witness 2.5 billion years of geological history in a single day via the steep canyons, spires and buttes created by the stark, beautiful environment at Badlands National Park and the 865-foot Devil’s Tower Monument (made famous in Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Of course, excursions to the man-made rock formations of Mount Rushmore and the still-in-progress Crazy Horse Memorial are equally breathtaking. That said, South Dakota is more than just big rocks; we’ll spend three exciting nights in the gold rush town of Deadwood, former residence of true American originals Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. At the Hampton Inn, however, with its 24-hour casino and indoor pool, you won’t be roughing it like they did. The Old West lives on…

RESERVE BY: May 5, 2014

$1,929 per person triple occupancy; $2,369 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Rapid City, SD, via a connecting city • Six nights’ accommodations • Ten meals: six breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Journey Museum, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood, Custer State Park, Needles Highway Scenic Drive, Devil’s Tower Monument, Kevin Costner’s TaTanka: Story of the Bison, Annual Buffalo Roundup.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Flight from Boston to Rapid City

DAYS 1–3 Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City DAYS 4–6 Hampton Inn and Casino, Deadwood DAY 7

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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CANYONLANDS of AMERICA Wednesday, September 17–Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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itness the glorious scenery of America’s unmatched Canyonlands when you reserve your spot on this incredible fall tour. Begin with the impressive CasaBlanca Resort Casino in Mesquite, complete with a 24-hour casino, 18-hole championship golf course, world-class spa, three restaurants, a lagoon pool and live entertainment. Toss in three National Parks, a state park, assorted spires, painted pinnacles, jagged peaks, mysterious buttes, forested mountains and dramatic deserts and you’ve got an eye-opening adventure to some of the most wondrous locations in the country! You’ll be awed by attractions both natural and man-made: the north rim of the Grand Canyon (we often forget it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World); the vivid colors of Zion National Park filled with wild flowers and wildlife, streams and waterfalls; the red rock formations in Valley of Fire State Park where you can view areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs; Lake Mead, one of the largest manmade lakes in the Western Hemisphere and Hoover Dam; the sandstone cliffs and sculpted pillars that create a “forest of stone” at Bryce Canyon National Park. You’ll have a lovely day at leisure to indulge around the pool or spa. Or, “place your bets” and join an optional excursion to Las Vegas!

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$1,619

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,599 per person triple occupancy; $1,849 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Las Vegas, via a connecting city • Six nights’ accommodations: CasaBlanca Resort Casino, Mesquite, NV • Ten meals: six breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

HOOVER DAM

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Saturday, September 13–Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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mmerse yourself in our nation’s historic past and enjoy the unique beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Travel to Crystal City in Arlington, VA, just across the river from Washington, D.C., for a visit to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and George Washington’s plantation home at Mount Vernon. Explore one of the greatest living museums in the world at Colonial Williamsburg as you enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th-century America, including the Governor’s Palace and Gardens. A visit to Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home) and breathtaking Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park are a perfect end to this stunning display of historic America.

RESERVE BY: June 13, 2014

$779

per person double occupancy $769 per person triple occupancy; $1,019 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $60. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • Four nights’ accommodations, Crystal City one night, Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel two nights, Woodstock, VA one night • Seven meals: four breakfasts, three dinners, including one dinner at a traditional Colonial tavern • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

THE HAMPTONS

Sunday, September 14–Monday, September 15, 2014 Sunday, September 21–Monday, September 22, 2014

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he Hamptons—elegance and country charm combined! This overnight getaway to the eastern tip of Long Island begins with the scenic ferry crossing from New London, CT and a visit to the cozy waterfront village of Greenport. We’ve included a wine tasting at the impressive Raphael’s Estate before arrival at your home for the night—Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead. You’ll enjoy a Hamptons tour that explores scenic South and East Hampton and a visit to charming Sag Harbor before heading to Port Jefferson and the ferry home.

RESERVE BY: June 9, 2014

$299

per person double occupancy $289 per person triple occupancy; $369 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $12. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select Boston area locations • One nights’ accommodations: Hyatt Place East End, Riverhead, NY • Two meals: one continental breakfast, one dinner • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA

Thursday, October 2–Monday, October 6, 2014

$1,799

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,779 per person triple occupancy; $2,099 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Albuquerque, via a connecting city • Four nights’ first-class accommodations: Lodge at Santa Fe • Six meals: four breakfasts, two dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

up! You won’t believe your eyes! At Albuquerque’s International Balloon L ook Fiesta—the most photographed event on the planet—500 hot air balloons take flight

into the blue New Mexico sky in a mass ascension creating a stunning panorama of color. Experience the beauty and charm of the Southwest from your Lodge at Santa Fe accommodations—a Heritage Hotels & Resorts member perched on a hilltop overlooking downtown Santa Fe with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You’ll be treated to an excursion to Taos Pueblo—a village inhabited by Native Americans for more than 800 years—and have time for lunch and to explore historic Taos Plaza. At sunrise you’ll witness the opening ceremonies of the 43rd annual Fiesta as hundreds of balloons turn the sky into a picture postcard! Later, you’ll discover Albuquerque’s famous Old Town and take a thrilling ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, the world’s longest aerial tramway. Your Southwest journeys caps off with a locally guided tour (followed by free time) of Santa Fe. As the day winds down you’ll head back to the Fiesta for the excitement of the Balloon Glow—just before dusk hundreds of balloons are illuminated turning the darkening sky into a dazzling array of color, followed by a fireworks display.

RESERVE BY: May 26, 2014 FEATURES:

Excursion to Taos Pueblo and Taos Plaza, Balloon Fiesta morning launch and evening Balloon Glow, Albuquerque’s Old Town, Sandia Peak Tramway, Santa Fe guided tour including Loretto Chapel.

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RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Festival of Riverboats

Thursday, October 16–Monday, October 20, 2014

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hat can we say about Louisville, Kentucky? It has a stunning waterfront skyline. One-third of the world’s bourbon comes from Louisville, as well as the official bats of Major League Baseball. And, it’s home to the “most exciting two minutes in sports”—the Kentucky Derby. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive the romance of the steamboat era when a fleet of renowned riverboats and steamboats visit this historic River City. Settle in for four nights at the deluxe Galt House Hotel, ideally located on the Ohio River and just steps away from many festival events and the Waterfront Park. You’ll discover Kentucky Bluegrass Country, visit a working horse farm and one of Kentucky’s legendary distilleries along the Bourbon Trail before boarding a classic paddle wheeler for an Ohio River Cruise with dinner and entertainment. After a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum you’ll have free time to take in the host of festivities, including the parade of sail, riverboat races, fireworks and music. The next day it’s off to Churchill Downs—home of the Kentucky Derby— where you’ll have a southern style breakfast at the trackside restaurant, a tour of the stables, infield and clubhouse and time at the Derby Museum. Your getaway comes to a close with reserved seats and entertainment at the Derby Dinner Theatre.

RESERVE BY: June 11, 2014

$1,499

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,489 per person triple occupancy; $1,749 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston, via a connecting city • Four nights’ deluxe accommodations: Galt House Hotel, Louisville • Seven meals: four breakfasts, three dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional local Tour Manager

TRAVEL FACT AMERICA’S STEAMBOAT IS TURNING 100! The historic Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating steamboat in the United States, is turning 100 and a five-day Riverboat Festival is planned for her celebration. Nine riverboats will converge on Louisville, Kentucky for special excursion cruises, boat races and a riverboat parade. This number of steamboats has not been seen together in Louisville since the bygone era of steamboat travel and commerce.

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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NEW ORLEANS and THE GULF COAST

Sunday, November 2–Friday, November 7, 2014

your spot on this unforgettable R eserve getaway to America’s Deep South.

Spend two nights at the deluxe Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in historic Biloxi, Mississippi and enjoy great gaming, shopping, spa, pools and restaurants all in a fabulous gulf front setting. What could be more fun than a Biloxi Shrimp Cruise where you’ll learn the art of catching, cooking and eating—Mississippi Gulf Coast style—followed by an authentic Biloxi Shrimp Boil feast? Visit the Beauvoir-Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library and the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center. Arrive in New Orleans and take in the sights with your local guide as you visit the Lakefront, St. Charles Avenue, Jackson Square and famous St. Louis #3 Cemetery. Your accommodations in The Big Easy are superbly located in a private residential area of the French Quarter. At the New Orleans School of Cooking you’ll have dinner and learn how to cook Louisiana-style! Enjoy an e xc u r sion to b e aut i f u l Oa k A l ley Plantation—complete with tour, free time to enjoy the grounds and an included lunch. We’ll wind up this southern adventure with a visit to the amazing National World War II Museum and the traditional jazz brunch at the historic Court of Two Sisters.

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$1,599

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,579 per person triple occupancy; $1,999 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston, via a connecting city • Five nights’ first-class accommodations: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi two nights; Hotel Provincial, New Orleans three nights • Ten meals: five breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional local Tour Manager

TRAVEL FACT THE FRENCH QUARTER Called Vieux Carré, it’s New Orleans’s oldest neighborhood and a National Historic Landmark. Explore its architecture; lush greenery and fountains; Jackson Square with its fortune tellers, artists and musicians; classic cafés, voodoo temples and the historic French Market!

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


THREE UNIQUE ADVENTURES Call us today to check availability!

ANCIENT PERU and MACHU PICCHU January 16–26, 2014

$3,459 pp/do

Lima • Cuzco • Machu Picchu

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ourney to the land of the Inca, where striking ruins and evocative artifacts bring the ancient civilization to life. Lima is home to excellent museums showcasing the achievements of Peru’s oldest cultures. Yet the draw to Peru is the chance to uncover the very sites where the ancient Inca once thrived. Ascend into the Andes and explore the plazas of colonial Cuzco, the Incan sites in the Sacred Valley and the legendary Lost City of the Incas at Machu Picchu. Amazon 3N post-tour extension.

COSTA RICA January 18–26, 2014

$2, 679 pp/do

San José • Arenal Region • Monteverde • Guanacaste

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xplore the rich diversity of this real-life paradise, from volcanic landscapes to tropical forests to sun-kissed beaches. Begin your adventure by observing the Arenal Volcano and soaking in its hot springs. Cruise Lake Arenal and investigate the surrounding rainforest, before ascending into the cloud forests of Monteverde. Explore the wildlife areas around Guanacaste, and end with a relaxing day catching some rays or riding the waves.

SOUTH AFRICA a Journey of Discovery

February 14–March 2, 2014

$5,561 pp/do

Johannesburg • Kruger Region • Swaziland • Hluhluwe • Port Elizabeth • Knysna • Cape Town

to the southern tip of Africa to discover a country that defies comparison. No J ourney other destination offers such a spectacular combination of scenery, cities and amazing

animal sightings. One day you’re out on the savannah, spying on leopards and lions; the next, you’re sipping a crisp chenin blanc and feeling the breeze off the Indian Ocean. Your adventure culminates in Cape Town, a captivating, cosmopolitan capital nestled between the mountains and the sea. Victoria Falls 3N pre-tour extension. RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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FLORENCE GETAWAYS

Saturday, February 15–Friday, February 21, 2014 Sunday, March 16–Sunday, March 23, 2014

FLORENCE SUNSET

is the birthplace of the Renaissance where from the 14th–16th centuries, the arts, F lorence science and architecture flourished. Giotto, Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Michelangelo,

Botticelli, Machiavelli, Galileo, Dante and Petrarch all made Florence their home. Today, Florence is a stunning medieval city considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful. Its streets radiate the charm of Italian culture so, after gazing in awe at the museums and architecture, spend some time relaxing in a charming piazza where the café is a vital part of Florentine social life. Don’t miss the delightful antique flea markets at Piazza dei Ciompi, the jewelry shops along Ponte Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the espresso cafés along the Piazza della Repubblica. Watch as the city lights up and the squares and streets are filled with locals and visitors alike enjoying their evening “passeggiata.” You’ll enjoy Florence in the off-season when it’s less congested with tourists and it’s usually a breeze getting a table at restaurants. The Uffizi Gallery is a “must see” and we’ve included a private, guided “jump-the-line” visit. Be sure to hit the third level where you’ll get marvelous views of the Ponte Vecchio!

FEBRUARY TRIP

MARCH TRIP

per person double occupancy

per person double occupancy

$1,799

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$1,789

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$2,099 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

$2,129 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Lufthansa Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via a connecting city • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Cellai • Buffet breakfast daily • Half-day guided Florence walking tour • Half-day guided visit to Uffizi Gallery • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

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• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Rome • Six nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Cellai • Buffet breakfast daily • Half-day guided Florence walking tour • Half-day guided visit to Uffizi Gallery • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

RESERVE BY: December 6, 2013 RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


ROMAN HOLIDAYS

LO AS W- K CO AB ST OU EX T O TE UR NS IO NS !

Sunday, March 16–Saturday, March 22, 2014 $1,729* Sunday, April 20–Saturday, April 26, 2014 $1,979* Sunday, June 22–Saturday, June 28, 2014 $2,379*

ST. PETER’S SQUARE, VATICAN CITY

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he ancients were right! Rome is the Eternal City and its 3,000-year heritage is evident on every street of this historic and cultural gem where modern life blends with the antiquities of a lost time. The Pantheon—an architectural wonder of the world—and the awe-inspiring ruins of the Colosseum testify to Rome’s bold Imperial history. The jewels of the Renaissance—St. Peter’s Square and Basilica and a priceless array of treasures—illustrate the artistic awakening begun in the 14th century. Countless piazzas adorned with flowers, majestic palazzo and bubbling fountains whisper the secrets of “la dolce vita.” Our independent programs are designed for you to experience Rome on your own yet we have a few suggestions. Don’t miss the Borghese Museum—the art, the gardens and the building are extravagantly beautiful. Head to the Campo dei Fiori outdoor market at Piazza Navona—buy your wine, bread, cheese and enjoy a picnic as you people watch. Purchase “jump-the-line” tickets for the Vatican Museum and mail your postcards from inside Vatican City for the unique stamps and postmark. If you travel in March or April you may want to check out the Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibit. In June you’ll be able to visit the Rose Garden, near Circus Maximus, for a spectacular display. The treasures of this immense open-air museum go hand-in-hand with Rome’s more tangible pleasures—legendary cuisine, cutting-edge fashion and shopping!

COLOSSEUM

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. * Prices are per person double occupancy. Call for triple and single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Rome • Five nights’ three-star accommodations: Hotel Milani • American buffet breakfast daily • Half-day guided panoramic motorcoach tour • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

RESERVE BY: March Trip: December 6, 2013 April Trip: January 10, 2014 June Trip: January 10, 2014

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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VENICE

Sunday, April 20–Saturday, April 26, 2014

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ccupying 117 islands in the azure waters of the Adriatic, Venice is a watery labyrinth of canals, bridges and the world’s most famous sandbar, the Lido. Enjoy a half-day guided walking tour to acquaint you with this exotic lagoon city. The heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco, looks as perfect as a film set, and the panorama across the water is precisely as Canaletto painted. The Grand Canal is the most beautiful street in Venice, surrounded by opulent architecture and bustling with watercraft! There’s more to Venice than her past glories—follow narrow streets to tiny piazzas, stroll the quayside promenade lined with restaurants and cafés, then stop at Gelateria Nico, the perfect spot to indulge the twin Venetian passions: watching boats and eating gelato!

RESERVE BY: January 10, 2014

$2,399

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,059 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Venice, via Rome • Five nights’ three-star accommodations: Hotel Violino D’Oro • Buffet breakfast daily • Half-day guided walking tour • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

FLORENCE and ROME Saturday, July 5–Saturday, July 12, 2014

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any of you asked for an Italy vacation during the summer, so we’ve designed an affordable trip in “high-season” that spends three nights each in Italy’s most iconic cities—Florence and Rome. This six-night getaway is perfect for independent travelers who want all the advantages of group travel, yet who prefer to explore on their own. We’ve included a guided walking tour in Florence, a “getacquainted” coach tour in Rome and a stop in lovely Siena. These two cities are a must and this is “perfetto” for enjoying them! TRAVELER REVIEWS We loved Florence and our guide Erika was very knowledgeable. Made some nice friends. Our hotel room was beautiful and so comfortable. Loved the Hotel Cellai. Food at breakfast was plentiful and great. No complaints!—Diane R. March 2013

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$2,699

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,999 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence via Rome, and Rome to Boston • Six nights’ three-and-four-star accommodations • Buffet breakfast daily • Guided tours in Florence, Siena, Rome • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


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$2,549

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,889 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

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in legend, the Amalfi Coast has S teeped attracted visitors for thousands of years.

Even the ancient Romans knew a great vacation spot when they saw it! Today this 50 km long stretch of paradise continues to entrance visitors with its panoramic vistas, sun-washed, cliffside villages and, of course, its unmatched Italian style and culture. There is no more beautiful and romantic coastline in the world. The Club has become justly famous for its Amalfi Coast tour and these spring departures are the perfect time to visit. Homebase is a charming hotel in Maiori with its long, wide beach. From there you’ll set out on a new adventure each day—a guided tour of the excavations at Pompeii followed by a winery visit; a full-day visit to the magical and glamorous isle of Capri; a full-day visit to glorious Sorrento, with lunch; and an exploration of the town of Amalfi. The next day you’ll travel by motorboat to the village that seems to tumble into the blue sea—Positano, where you’ll have the whole day to explore on your own. And, for the first time, we’ve included a half-day visit to astonishing Ravello, including admission to Villa Rufolo and lunch. After this trip, you’ll know what “la dolce vita” really means!

RESERVE BY: December 31, 2013

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel San Francesco, Maiori (or similar) • Twenty meals: seven buffet breakfasts, six lunches (including two at local restaurants), seven dinners • One cooking demonstration at hotel, one ceramic lesson • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local guide during excursions

FEATURES:

Half-day guided excursion to Pompeii, including a winery visit and lunch; full-day guided excursion to Capri, including lunch; full-day excursion to Sorrento and Amalfi, including lunch; visit to Positano, half-day guided excursion to Ravello, including lunch.

TRAVELER REVIEWS I have only positive comments to share when asked about our vacation. The hotel was perfect and very clean. The food was fabulous and the wait staff was accommodating. Our tour guide was extremely personable. The pace of the week was perfect. Always busy but not too scheduled. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation! —Kris C. May 2013

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Cinque Terre, Florence, Lucca & Siena Saturday, April 26–Sunday, May 4, 2014

$2,459

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,699 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

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gorgeous, sun-drenched climate; romantic, rustic surroundings; traditional, delicious cuisine—experience the Italy of your dreams. You’ll begin by flying to Rome then connecting to Florence and checking into the beautiful Grand Hotel Plaza in the exclusive spa resort of Montecatini Terme. From there you’ll embark on excursions through the Tuscan countryside, visiting Florence—“The Cradle of the Renaissance” and home to the Academy of Fine Arts, the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio—stunning Lucca, beautiful Siena and astonishing San Gimignano. Near the end of the week you’ll explore the Cinque Terre, five small villages accessible only by foot or boat. This fabulous trip is led by experts so, instead of struggling with guidebooks, you can concentrate on taking photos and, of course, taking in the wondrous surroundings of Tuscany.

RESERVE BY: December 31, 2013

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Grand Hotel Plaza, Montecatini Terme • Fourteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, one lunch, six dinners with wine • Wine tasting and light lunch in the Cinque Terre • Wine tasting and light lunch at Fattoria Il Poggio in Montecarlo • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Full-day excursion to Florence; full-day excursion to Lucca and visit to Montecarlo with lunch and wine tasting at Fattoria Il Poggio; full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano; full-day guided excursion to the Cinque Terre with light lunch and wine tasting; visit to Montecatini Alto, cooking demonstration at hotel.

TRAVELER REVIEWS It was perfect! Loved the beautiful hotel, the various excursions, the delicious food and the caring, friendly staff. Our tour guide, Gabriella, was smart, capable and helpful. I have traveled throughout the world and would rate her as outstanding. As for value, The Travel Club truly created a wonderful adventure, at a most reasonable cost!—Marcia R. April 2013

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LIGURIA, ITALY’S RIVIERA With Excursions to the French Riviera Saturday, April 26–Sunday, May 4, 2014

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he Italian Riviera—a slender coastal strip in northwest Italy that flows into the French Riviera—offers breathtaking scenery, a wonderful climate and charming seaside resort towns. In this land of everlasting spring you’ll discover hills covered by olive groves and vineyards, streets lined with palm trees and picturesque villages perched on hilltops. You’ll stay in Sanremo on the “Riviera dei Fiori,” or riviera of flowers, famous for its casino and Russian Orthodox Church. For a glimpse of medieval Italy, wander into “la Pigna” (pine cone), Sanremo’s Old Town, characterized by steep streets, covered alleys and little squares. You’ll enjoy two excursions to the nearby French Riviera to exclusive Monte Carlo, Nice and St Paul de Vence, including the Matisse Museum in Nice, a stroll along the “Croisette”—Cannes’ seaside promenade—and a visit to a French perfumerie in the village of Eze. Catch a glimpse of old town Genoa before heading to seaside Santa Margherita Ligure and a cruise to the world-famous resort of Portofino. This special vacation is enhanced by a visit to an olive oil mill and a wine tasting.

RESERVE BY: December 31, 2013 For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

$2,759

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,089 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Genoa, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Nazionale, Sanremo • Nine meals: seven breakfasts, two dinners • Wine tasting • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Half-day Sanremo tour, fulI-day excursion to the Côte d’Azur including Monte Carlo and perfumery in Eze, full-day excursion to Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, visit to village of Dolceacqua, wine tasting, full-day excursion to Nice and St Paul de Vence including the Matisse Museum, visit olive oil mill in Albenga.

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THE FLAVORS OF ITALY Emilia Romagna

Saturday, May 3–Sunday, May 11, 2014

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here are a thousand reasons why we love Italy, but, let’s face it, food is near the top of the list. If you ask an Italian where the best food comes from, he or she will say “from mamma!” If pushed, many will admit, “Of course, there is also Emilia-Romagna.” So, we’re off to Italy’s culinary heart to sample this legendary cuisine and to explore its gemlike cities. The Parmese (from Parma) have a saying: “you eat twice: first at the table, then by talking about it.” We’re sure to do just that during this week-long “feast” that includes three sumptuous lunches—including wine!—at agriturismos (family-run, working farms) where we’ll enjoy the local products and dine on regional specialties. Good food, good atmosphere, good company! Our exploration starts with Parma—cobblestone streets, great shopping, a wonderful choice of restaurants and the stunning Teatro Farnese, one of the most breathtaking sites in all Parma, built entirely out of wood and plaster and painted to resemble expensive marble. Parma’s culinary hits include its Prosciutto di Parma, porcini mushrooms, handmade pasta a n d Parmigiano Reggiano. Next is elegant Bologna—a sophisticated city of porticoes and piazzas and the best food markets. How seriously does Bologna take its food? The chamber of commerce preserves centuries-old recipes to continue the tradition of the best mortadella, tortellini and, of course, Bolognese sauce. Ravenna, famous for its stunning mosaics, has its own food traditions—try piadina—a flatbread made with flour, salt, water and olive oil—Sangiovese (the local wine) and stuffed egg pastas. There are those who argue that Ferrara is the perfect Italian city—as fabulous as Florence—with hidden treasures like the enchanting, moat-encircled castle and delicious dishes like “Cappellacci di Zucca” (a type of ravioli stuffed with pumpkin) and Pasticcio Alla Ferrarese (a delicious meat pie). Lovely cities, food-glorious-food, and a few castles thrown in for good measure!

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$2,999

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Triple and single accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Bologna, via Rome • Seven nights’ three-star accommodations: Hotel Torino, Parma • Breakfast daily • Welcome dinner at local restaurant • Two lunches with wine at local agriturismos • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Guided tour of Parma, prosciutto tasting, fullday excursion to Bologna including half-day guided tour, half-day guided tour of Ravenna, half-day excursion to the Castles of the Ducato di Parma, half-day guided tour of Ferrara.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


the ALLURE of the ITALIAN LAKES Lake Como and Lake Garda

Saturday, May 10–Sunday, May 18, 2014

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n a country filled with unmatched beauty, the Italian lakes manage to make an impression all their own. After your non-stop flight to Rome, you’ll connect to Milan where your tour manager will whisk you off to legendary Lake Como for three days of exploration including a visit by private boat to magical Bellagio. The next day you’ll enjoy an unbelievably scenic motorcoach trip to St. Moritz, a place so in demand that the name alone has been registered as a protected trademark! On day five, you’re off to Bergamo, with one of the more “under-the-radar” collections of Renaissance art in Italy. Magnificent Bergamo is essentially an open-air museum. A short drive takes you to Lake Garda and your chic lakeside hotel—homebase for visits to romantic Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Brescia, with its airy piazzas, picturesque lanes and, possibly, the most beautiful historic center in the region. It’s a week of glamorous locations, unrivaled scenery and, of course, great food!

RESERVE BY: December 31, 2013

$2,799

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,999 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Milan and Verona to Boston, via Rome • Seven nights’ three-star accommodations • Eleven meals: seven breakfasts, four dinners • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Lake Como mini-cruise including stop in Bellagio, tour of Como, full-day excursion to St. Moritz, guided tour of Bergamo, tour of Lake Garda, excursion to Verona with guided walking tour, excursion to Brescia.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4 Hotel Firenze, Como, Lake Como DAYS 5–8 Hotel Drago, Assenza di Brenzone, Lake Garda LAKE GARDA

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RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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PARIS ESCAPE

Saturday, February 15–Friday, February 21, 2014 $1,839* Sunday, March 16–Saturday, March 22, 2014 $1,899*

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his Travel Club classic remains one of the best values in travel today! For these trips we’ve chosen accommodations in the heart of Montparnasse, located along the northern edge of the 14th arrondissement, known for its lively nightlife, much of which is based around historic brasseries like La Coupole, La Rotonde and Le Select. Once a warren of artists’ studios and swinging cafés, this neighborhood takes you back to the café society of the early 20th century— imagine having a drink with Picasso, Modigliani, Hemingway, Man Ray, or Trotsky. Don’t miss the rooftop terrace of Tour Montparnasse for the best panoramic view of the city and treat yourself to a cocktail at Le Bar Américain on the 56th floor. The Hotel Villa Modigliani offers a secluded inner courtyard and garden, proximity to the Jardin du Luxembourg and Saint Germain des Prés, and is also convenient to the Paris Metro. This neighborhood is perfect for strolling, dining, and shopping in the Galeries Lafayette Montparnasse. You may want to visit Rue d’Odessa for its countless pancake houses (a specialty from France’s Brittany region) and the pedestrianized Rue Daguerre.

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INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. * Prices are per person double occupancy. Triple and single accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Icelandair flights from Boston to Paris, via Reykjavik • Five nights’ superior three-star accommodations: Villa Modigliani • Full American breakfast daily • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers

ICELAND EXPERIENCE

These trips include flights on Icelandair that connect through Reykjavik. If you’re interested in a stay in Iceland on your return from Paris, we’ll make arrangements. For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


THE FRENCH RIVIERA, PROVENCE and PARIS Thursday, July 10–Saturday, July 19, 2014

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reathtaking landscapes, delicious cuisine, historical sites, fabulous wine, worldfamous shopping—France delights the senses. Our travel fantasies come to life in the uberexclusive south of France among the sundrenched resorts of the Riviera. We’ll spend two nights in Nice, the “Grand Old Dame of the Côte d’Azur,” and have time to stroll its quaint streets or people-watch from a colorful café and enjoy a beautiful morning walk along the villas lining the elegant Cap Ferrat. The Impressionists were inspired by the bright landscapes of Provence and we’ll be delighted with our threenight stay in Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. A guided tour of this sundrenched and easygoing city includes stops at Paul Cezanne’s birthplace, and his school and studio. You’ll have time to explore on your own, sample the tempting Provencal cuisine or join an exciting optional tour. Although most of us can’t spend “A Year in Provence,” we’ll have time to spend the day in Avignon, site of the 14th-century Pope’s Palace and enjoy a guided tour of the Mediterranean port of Marseilles before boarding our high-speed TGV train for the City of Light. “Paris is a million different things to a million different people,” states Lonely Planet. Infinitely charming and quintessentially romantic, Paris is unforgettable from its grand architecture and jaw-dropping museums to its eclectic neighborhoods, endless shopping and inviting cafés on every corner. France—the scenery, the romance, the splendor, the joie de vivre—this is the France of your dreams!

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

$3,609

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,109 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Nice and Paris to Boston, via a connecting city • High-speed TGV train from Provence to Paris • Eight nights’ three-and-four-star accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of a professional Tour Director

FEATURES:

Nice, Cap Ferrat, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Avignon, Marseilles, Paris. OPTIONALS: Nice— Monaco by Night. Aix-en-Provence—Roman Empire, Provencal dinner and wine tasting. PARIS 2n post-tour extension: $299 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–3 NH Nice, Nice DAYS 4–6 Best Western Le Galice, Aix-en-Provence DAYS 7–9 Villa Modigliani, Paris DAY 10

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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AMSTERDAM, LUXEMBOURG and BRUSSELS Saturday, April 12–Monday, April 21, 2014

$3,129

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,639 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

INCLUDES:

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ext spring we’ve planned an exploration of Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels, three of Europe’s smallest, yet most picturesque, nations. Begin in the Netherlands and say “hallo” to Amsterdam, where your tour acquaints you with the charms of this lively city. After a narrated canal cruise you may choose to visit the recently renovated van Gogh Museum or opt for a visit to Delft. In tiny Luxembourg, you’ll tour Maastricht and venerable old Luxembourg City, with its 17th-century architecture and flowering gardens. Your vacation concludes with three days in Belgium, journeying through the rolling hills of the Ardennes (site of the Battle of the Bulge) and Bastogne before arriving in Brussels, home to elegant baroque houses and Gothic cathedrals and museums. Browse the galleries of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts for a peek at works by Monet and Gauguin or take in the colorful bustle at the Fish Market. Sample some of Belgium’s renowned pastries and chocolate for a perfect ending to this unique experience.

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• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Amsterdam and Brussels to Boston, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ three- and four-star accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of multilingual Tour Director

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4 The Manor Hotel, Amsterdam DAYS 5–6 Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa, Luxembourg City DAYS 7–9 Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels DAY 10

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES:

Amsterdam tour including canal cruise; Maastricht tour; Luxembourg City tour including the Old Town and World War II Monument; visit to Bastogne Historical Center; Brussels tour including the Manneken Pis and Grand Place. OPTIONALS: Amsterdam—Canal Cruise and dinner, excursion to Delft. Luxembourg—Fullday excursion through Luxembourg; Brussels— excursion to Bruges. PARIS 3n post-tour extension $539 pp/do. For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


the JEWELS of ALPINE EUROPE Monday, July 21–Saturday, August 2, 2014

$3,819

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,259 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

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xperience rich culture, impressive architecture and culinary delights against a backdrop of soaring alpine peaks. Most people associate the Alps with snow, Swiss chocolate and German beer, yet there’s so much more to discover! Your tour begins in Switzerland, where you’ll stay in the charming and sophisticated lakeside city of Lucerne and explore the winding, medieval-era streets of the Old Town. Head to the Swiss capital of Bern, which was ranked among the world’s top 10 cities for quality of life in 2010. Be sure to check out the historic old town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cross into France and enjoy a boat cruise around Lake Annecy, known as “Europe’s cleanest lake,” offering panoramic views of the beathtaking mountains that inspired Paul Cezanne. Visit the picturesque valley and charming resort village of Chamonix at the base of Mont Blanc and travel through one of the man-made wonders of the world, the nearly eight-mile-long Mont Blanc tunnel. Cross the border into Italy and spend the day on Lake Como as you visit Villa Carlotta, an elegant 18th century Italian estate surrounded by 14 acres of gardens. Returning to Switzerland, you’ll soak up the views from chic St. Moritz before traveling into tiny Liechtenstein, best known for its wines and postage stamp trade. Visit Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Tyrol, and view the Golden Roof and Hofburg along with other gems of Baroque architecture. Lastly you’ll arrive in Munich and enjoy a guided tour and a day to explore on your own.

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Zurich and Munich to Boston, via a connecting city • Eleven nights’ three- and four-star accommodations • Fifteen meals: ten breakfasts, five dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of a professional Tour Director

FEATURES:

Lucerne, Lake Lucerne, Bern, Geneva, Lake Annecy, Chamonix, Lake Como region, Villa Carlotta, St. Moritz, Liechtenstein, Innsbruck, Munich. OPTIONALS: Lucerne—Mount Pilatus. Lake Como—Lake Cruise and Bellagio. Innsbruck—Neuschwanstein Castle. SALZBURG 2n post-tour extension: $299 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4 Ameron Hotel Flora Luzerne, Lucerne DAYS 5–6 Hotel Novotel Annecy Centre Atria, Annecy DAYS 7–8 NH Pontevecchio, Lake Como region DAY 9

Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz

DAYS 10–11 Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck DAY 12

Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central, Munich

DAY 13

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

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DISCOVER CROATIA, with SLOVENIA Thursday, June 26–Monday, July 7, 2014

$4,089

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,584 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

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t’s official: Croatia is hot,” says Rick Steves, one of America’s leading travel authorities. Voted Top Destination in the World in 2005 by Lonely Planet and in 2006 by National Geographic Adventure, Croatia is one of Europe’s hidden jewels with five thousand years of history, 1,100 miles of stunning Adriatic Sea coastline and mouth-watering seafood. Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” is a walled, medieval city whose romantic Old Town is a traffic-free jumble of cobbled lanes. In bustling, vibrant Split, the abandoned palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, built in 300 AD, gave the city its medieval beginning and Split’s old-town square stands where the palace courtyard once stood. Narrow alleys offer both fashionable boutiques and galleries. Plitvice Lakes, one of Europe’s most beautiful national parks, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Sixteen terraced lakes—separated by natural limestone dams and connected by countless waterfalls—are set in a lush mountainous forest. Neighboring Slovenia (along with Croatia) is known as one of Europe’s most pleasant destinations. Capital city Ljubljana boasts a Baroque Old Town, Art Nouveau mansions and cliffside castles. 48

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FEATURES:

Dubrovnik city tour, medieval fort of Ston, tour of Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park, visit to Trogir and Zadar, Zagreb city tour, Ljubljana walking tour. OPTIONALS: Dubrovnik— Romantic Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro. Split region—excursion to Mostar and Medjugorje in Bosnia. SLOVENIA 3n post-tour extension $649 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4 Hotel Tirena, Dubrovnik   DAYS 5–7 Hotel Atrium, Split region DAYS 8–9 Hotel Jezero, Plitvice DAYS 10–11 Hotel Lev, Ljubljana DAY 12 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

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IRISH ESCAPE

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Dublin

Wednesday, March 12–Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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he pipes, the pipes are calling, from glen to glen, and down the mountain side…” The Travel Club has arranged a new escape where you’ll experience a “bit of the Irish”—a dose of history, gracious hospitality and a countryside full of charm and beauty. After arrival at Dublin Airport you’ll travel south to Kilkenny, known as Ireland’s loveliest inland city with a fascinating medieval history and vibrant night-life. After a stop at the Blarney Woollen Mills to shop for the perfect gift, you’ll make your way to bustling Killarney. Be sure to enjoy a pub dinner and hop on a “jaunting car” ride. Next day you’ll wind around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula on The Ring of Kerry—called “one of the most magical places in all Ireland.” Photo stops will be made to admire the spectacular landscape and you’ll visit the colorful village of Sneem and pause at Moll’s Gap for a view of the Lakes of Killarney. As you depart Killarney for Dublin you’ll see the unforgettable Rock of Cashel and travel through the Curragh, Ireland’s equestrian country. Get acquainted with Dublin on a panoramic tour upon arrival and enjoy the next two days— including St. Patrick’s Day!—on your own to leisurely explore.

RESERVE BY: December 2, 2013

After deadline, call to check availability.

$1,699

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,019 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Aer Lingus flights from Boston to Dublin • Six nights’ four-star accommodations • Eight meals: six full Irish breakfasts, two dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional local driver/guide

FEATURES:

Kilkenny, Blarney Woollen Mills, Killarney, Iveragh Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry, Lakes of Killarney, Rock of Cashel, Dublin city tour. OPTIONALS: Excursion to Kilkenny Castle, excursion to Blarney Castle.

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAY 2 Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny DAYS 3–4 Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney DAYS 5–7 Maldron Cardiff Lane, Dublin DAY 8 Return flight to Boston

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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DISCOVER SCOTLAND

Edinburgh, The Highlands and Glasgow Thursday, March 20–Saturday, March 29, 2014

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illiam Wallace and Braveheart, the Loch Ness Monster, Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy, bagpipes and kilts, Bonnie Prince Charlie, moors and glens, clans and “lairds,” golf, whisky and haggis—all originate from a country of unimaginable beauty and a turbulent history—Scotland. Start in medieval yet cosmopolitan Edinburgh, visit the Scottish Highlands (where you won’t resist scanning the surface of the loch for Nessie) and visit Glasgow, the U.K. City of Architecture and Design. An array of optional tours allows you to choose between heart-wrenching Culloden Moor, stunning Eilean Donan Castle, St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, and a two-day, post-tour stay in Glasgow.

RESERVE BY: October 10, 2013

After deadline, call to check availability.

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4 Express by Holiday Inn, Edinburgh DAYS 5–6 Royal Highland, Inverness DAYS 7–8 Isles of Glencoe Hotel, The Highlands DAY 9 Hotel Novotel Glasgow Centre, Glasgow DAY 10 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

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$2,709

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,009 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Edinburgh and Glasgow to Boston, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ three-star accommodations • Eleven meals: seven breakfasts, four dinners including wine or beer • Round-trip, airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Director

FEATURES:

Edinburgh tour including the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle; visit to Perthshire with Blair Atholl Castle and whisky distillery; the Great Glen; Loch Ness; Glencoe; the Trossachs; Glasgow tour. OPTIONALS: Edinburgh— Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey, St. Andrews, Scottish Ceilidh celebration. Inverness—Culloden Moor and Cawdor Castle. The Highlands—Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye. GLASGOW 2n post-tour extension $249 pp/do.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE and WALES Thursday, July 10–Sunday, July 20, 2014

$3,399

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,869 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

INCLUDES: STONEHENGE

hamlets, ancient ruins, medieval C harming streets and castles dot the lush, green

landscape of England’s countryside and North Wales. We’ll begin in London though, and enjoy a “highlights of the city” panoramic tour followed by free time to explore on our own. (We suggest a visit to the Tower of London!) Journey through the heart of England and make a stop in the famed university town of Cambridge. A guided walking tour in the historic walled city of York, England’s most complete medieval city, includes The Shambles and magnificent York Castle. Wales, on Britain’s western coast, is rich in both history (Neolithic burial sites, early Celtic artifacts and King Edward I) and legend (King Arthur!). We’ll tour Caernarfon and the castle built by Edward I during his conquest of Wales. A treat is in store on a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Snowdon—the tallest mountain in Wales—and a chance to view the stunning scenery in Snowdonia National Park. We return to England and spend two nights in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its Roman bathing complex and temple built in 70 AD. Experience a highlight of this holiday as we come to Salisbury Plain and the mystical guardian monoliths of ancient Stonehenge followed by a visit to the charming village of Salisbury, home to one of Europe’s most celebrated medieval cathedrals.

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to London, via a connecting city • Nine nights’ three-star accommodations • Eleven meals: eight breakfasts, three dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of a multilingual Tour Director

FEATURES:

London city tour, visit to Cambridge, York city tour, visit to Chester, Caernarfon region of northwest Wales, Caernarfon city tour, scenic train to top of Mount Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Bath UNESCO World Heritage site, visit to Stonehenge and Salisbury. OPTIONALS: London—Windsor Castle, London Eye and pub dinner. York—Excursion to Whitby. Bath— Excursion to Wells, Glastonbury and Cheddar. LONDON 2n post-tour extension $259 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–3 London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London DAYS 4–5 Park Inn by Radisson York City Center, York DAYS 6–7 Best Western Waterloo Hotel and Lodge, Caernarfon Region DAYS 8–9 The Royal Hotel Bath, Bath DAY 10

Hotel Islington, London

DAY 11

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

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GETAWAY to ICELAND Sunday, September 28–Friday, October 3, 2014

BLUE LAGOON

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op a quick flight—the shortest to any European destination—and you’re there! We’ve included the “musts” in this mini-getaway: a Reykjavik city tour of the colorful, historic center and shopping districts. A full-day “Golden Circle” excursion brings you to the famous trio of sites: the rainbow misted waterfall Gullfoss; Geysir with its spouting geysers and hot springs; and Thingvellir, a renowned beauty spot set amidst lava fields and deep ravines. Along the stunning South Coast you’ll explore charming villages and view Solheimajokull Glacier. Top off your stay with a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to the Blue Lagoon before you return to the airport. Don’t miss this wonderfully-priced opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most unique and captivating cities.

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$1,699

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,679 per person triple occupancy; $1,979 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation and travel insurance is $115. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip, non-stop regularly scheduled Icelandair flights from Boston to Reykjavik • Four nights’ superior three-star accommodations: Center Hotel Plaza, Reykjavik • Breakfast daily • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of local Tour Host

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


the MAGIC of SCANDINAVIA Thursday, August 7–Wednesday, August 20, 2014

$4,649

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $5,299 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.

INCLUDES: NORWAY

Vikings, the Midnight Sun, F jords, smörgåsbord—there is no place on earth

quite like Scandinavia! Reserve your spot on our amazing new journey and discover this aweinspiring and historic land next August. In Bergen, Norway, we’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen district (the colorful old wharf area) and the fun Fish and Flower Market. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Norway’s fjord country and seascape of steep cliffs, waterfalls and narrow waterways. Board the Flam Railway for a scenic ride along one of the world’s steepest rails. In Oslo we’ll relive the Viking tradition amid the fearsome longships at the Viking Ship Museum. After an overnight ferry crossing we’ll arrive in charming, cosmopolitan Copenhagen and tour the landmarks of this maritime city, including the Little Mermaid statue, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace and the beautifully preserved wharfside stores and homes in the Nyhavn district. In Stockholm, Sweden’s sophisticated capital, we tour the Vasa Warship Museum—named for the 16th century ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised from the harbor bed in 1961! We embark next on a ferry crossing to Finland for a twonight stay in Helsinki. Friendly and outgoing, Helsinki has benefitted from the cultural influences of both the East and West, and was appointed the World Design Capital in 2012. We’ll enjoy a guided city tour, free time and the chance to take an optional tour to Tallinn in the Republic of Estonia.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Bergen and Helsinki to Boston, via a connecting city • Ten nights’ three-star accommodations • Two nights’ overnight ferry accommodations in twin cabins with private bath • Seventeen meals: eleven breakfasts, six dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Director

FEATURES:

Bergen, Norway’s fjord country, Flam Railway, Oslo, Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki. OPTIONALS: Copenhagen—Excursion to Roskilde and Dragør, Hamlet’s Castle and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Stockholm—Historic Sweden excursion, excursion to Drottingholm. Helsinki—Excursion to Tallinn, Estonia. ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 3n post-tour extension $779 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1 DAYS 2–4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAYS 7–8

Flight from Boston Fretheim Hotel, Bergen First Hotel Millenium, Oslo Ferry, Oslo to Denmark Copenhagen Island Hotel, Copenhagen DAYS 9–10 First Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm DAY 11 Ferry, Stockholm to Finland DAYS 12–13 Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki DAY 14 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

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PORTUGUESE RIVIERA Sunday, March 30–Sunday, April 6, 2014

$1,999

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,299 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

SUNSHINE COAST, ESTORIL BEACH

Columbus set sail for the New C hristopher World under the aegis of Portugal, though you’ll wonder why he ever left as you discover the beauty of the “Portuguese Riviera.” Estoril is hailed as the “Playground of Kings” and you’ll walk in royal footsteps at the Palace of Queluz and the medieval castles of Sesimbra. Explore the heart of Lisbon in Rossio and Alfama, and drink in the Old World culture in Azeitao, a small village nestled in the mountainous Arrabida region where vintners have been creating sweet moscatel wine for centuries. The Arrabida region is also home to a Natural Park, pristine beaches and more than 35 km of dazzling limestone mountains. Scenic fishing villages dot the coastline and your stops include Cascais and Sintra, offering stunning views that remain unchanged since Columbus pulled up anchor 500 years ago.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled SATA Airlines flights from Boston to Lisbon, via Ponta Delgada-Azores • Six nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Eden Estoril, Estoril • Breakfast daily • Welcome drink on arrival • Wine tasting • Lunch on full-day Arrabida excursion • Farewell dinner with folklore show at hotel • Escorted round-trip, private airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local guide during excursions

FEATURES:

Half-day guided panoramic tour of Lisbon; halfday guided excursion to Queluz, Sintra and Cascais; full-day guided excursion to Arrabida including wine-tasting in Azeitao; Sesimbra’s Castle and Pousada de Castelo in Palmela.

RESERVE BY: December 20, 2013 TRAVELER REVIEWS We selected to spend something very important to us—our 25th wedding anniversary—with Show of the Month Club because you are a First Class Company! We will never forget this wonderful trip. As my husband said “this is great—they take care of everything for you!” —Debbie D. August 2013

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PENA PALACE IN SINTRA

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


FO HO UR-S TE TA LS R !

ANDALUSIA The Jewel of Spain

Sunday, March 30–Monday, April 7, 2014

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he popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, flamenco, sherry and ruined castles derives from Andalusía, the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula.”—Rough Guides Andalusia’s culture, cuisine and traditions are a blending of ancient Roman, Moorish and Catholic influence. Rich in beauty, history and unique customs, Andalusia gave birth to the myths of Don Juan and Carmen, the magic of Flamenco and the spectacle of the bullfight. It’s here where we’ll find some of the country’s most celebrated wonders: the exquisite 1,200-year-old Mezquita in Cordoba, the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Catholic cathedral in Seville—the largest gothic structure in the world. Elegant, stylish and sophisticated, Seville is the heart of Andalusian culture. And, don’t miss the tapas bars—Seville is credited with the invention and has more than a thousand! Cordoba stands as testament to three great cultures where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived peacefully together and is home to one of the world’s architectural wonders—La Mezquita (Great Mosque)—whose interior is a great forest of red and white striped arches and houses a Christian cathedral. Discover narrow twisting alleys, small squares and courtyards, extravagant and picturesque patio gardens. In the vibrant city of Granada you’ll find a rich blend of Spanish culture and Arab legacy enhanced by a cosmopolitan atmosphere of open-air cafes, beautiful gardens and charming streets filled with flowers. Known as The Moorish Jewel, the entire city has been declared a national monument and the most outstanding site is the great Arabian palace, the magnificent Alhambra, one of the most visited attractions in the world. Breathtaking Ronda sits on the edge of a massive ravine and is split in two by this 130-meter-deep gorge. The last Moorish city to fall to the Catholic monarchs, Ronda’s highlights include the 11th-century Arab baths and the only bullring in Spain which is entirely made of stone.

RESERVE BY: December 20, 2013

RONDA

$2,869

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,259 for single reservations. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Iberia Airlines flights from Boston to Seville and Malaga to Boston, via Madrid • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations • Fourteen meals: seven breakfasts, welcome dinner at local restaurant, farewell dinner and Flamenco show at local restaurant, five dinners at hotel restaurant • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Half-day locally-guided Seville tour including the cathedral, half-day locally guided Cordoba tour, visit to Granada’s Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, half-day Ronda tour.

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–3 Hotel Macarena, Seville   DAY 4 Hotel Exe Conquistador, Cordoba DAYS 5–6 Hotel Los Angeles, Granada DAYS 7–8 Hotel Las Piramides, Ronda DAY 9 Return flight to Boston

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THE AZORES

The Island of Sao Miguel

Tuesday, June 3–Tuesday, June 10, 2014 $2,219* Tuesday, September 30–Tuesday, October 7, 2014 $2,179* Tuesday, October 7–Tuesday, October 14, 2014 $2,179*

SETE CIDADES

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reathtaking volcanic craters, lush gardens, hot springs and stunning coastal views—the Azores are exquisite. A non-stop flight from Boston brings you to beautiful Sao Miguel—the Green Island—in just four-and-a-half hours. From your downtown accommodations in colorful Ponta Delgada, you’re close to museums, monuments and historic landmarks as well as lively markets, lovely parks and plenty of cafés, restaurants and shops. Visit the famous crater lakes at Sete Cidades—and perhaps discover why one lagoon is blue and the other green—the mystical Fire Lake, and the hot springs in the Valley of Furnas. You’ll be entertained at a tea plantation and passion fruit liqueur factory, enjoy a traditional Azorean feast cooked underground by the hot springs and be treated to a demonstration by the amazing Lusitano horses. Add in quaint villages, tropical waterfalls, botanic gardens and a full day to explore on your own and you’ll understand why National Geographic rates the Azores as one of the top ten vacation spots in the world!

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INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. * Prices are per person double occupancy. JUNE: Triple $2,219; Single $2,479. SEP & OCT: Triple $2,179; Single $2,439. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $145. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Sao Miguel • Six nights’ four-star accommodations: Acores Atlantico, Ponta Delgada (or similar) • Thirteen meals: six breakfasts, two lunches, five dinners • Visit the crater lake areas of Sete Cidades, Valley of Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo • Enjoy a ceramic factory visit and a liqueur tasting • See the Caldeira Velha waterfall • Visit the Terra Nostra Botanic Gardens and enjoy a Lusitano horses demonstration • Visit Europe’s only tea plantation • Escorted round-trip, private airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE and ECUADOR Monday, February 24–Wednesday, March 5, 2014

$4,009

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $5,309 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport and visa required. Per person deposit is $600.

INCLUDES:

BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES

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oth serene and exotic, the magical Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s most remote ecosystems and on nearly everyone’s “must-see” list. After arrival in Ecuador, you’ll spend a full day touring the town of Quito, complete with a trip to the Equatorial Line Monument (apply sunscreen!) where you’ll stand with one foot in both the northern and southern hemispheres. After a short flight to Baltra, you’ll board the cruise ship Galapagos Legend, and begin your exploration. Island hop from Santa Cruz Island (a wet landing in Ballena Bay brings you to its olive green beaches) to Isabela Island, a single land mass made from six ancient volcanoes—home to sea turtles, flamingoes and the rare Galapagos penguin. Wiggle your toes in the black sands of Urbina Bay and enjoy the chance to snorkel with sea turtles or visit the giant tortoises. Enjoy a walking tour near Tagus Cove and scout out the blue-footed boobies. Visit Punta Espinosa whose dramatic lava flows are home to marine iguanas. Your last chance for snorkeling awaits at Vicente Roca Point and the Bolivar Channel where you might see dolphins and whales. After your return to Quito you may join an optional excursion to Antisana Volcano.

RESERVE BY: October 10, 2013

After deadline, call to check availability.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Quito, via a connecting city • Internal flights • Five nights’ three-star accommodations: Mercure Alameda Real, Quito • Four-night four-star cruise aboard M/V Galapagos Legend in OUTSIDE CABINS • Seventeen meals: eight breakfasts, four lunches, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel/dock transfers • Services of multilingual Tour Director

FEATURES:

Quito tour and the Equatorial Line Monument; Cruise: wet landing in Ballena Bay, Isabela Island, Elizabeth Bay boating excursion, Urbina Bay, walking tour near Tagus Cove and dinghy ride, Punta Espinosa, Vicente Roca Point and the Bolivar Channel. OPTIONALS: Quito—Craft market of Otavalo and lunch, Antisana Volcano. PERU AND MACHU PICCHU 6n post-tour extension $1,299 pp/do land and air.

SHIP FEATURES:

Refurbished in 2012, passenger capacity 100, broad observation decks, library, pool, solarium. Shore landings are in small groups of 16 in Zodiacs.

TRAVEL FACT TOP 10 ANIMALS TO SPOT 1. Marine iguana 2. Giant tortoise 3. Blue-footed booby 4. Land iguana 5. Penguin

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI Friday, October 10–Wednesday, October 22, 2014

single word conjures a myriad of S afari—this stunning visions, an epic adventure on the

plains of Africa. On this fascinating journey you’ll travel through the foothills of Mount Kenya, traverse the Great Rift Valley, visit the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli National Park, whose open plains are home to big game and are guarded by the imposing peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Your once-in-a-lifetime safari experience is enhanced by game drives and walks; game viewing from a secret bunker; and a stay at an elevated tree hotel. As you experience all the wonders that Kenya’s best game parks have to offer you’ll exclaim what so few of us have ever said, “This is Africa!”

RESERVE BY: December 27, 2013 After deadline, call to check availability.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Mount Kenya National Park: inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site; one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa; Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and an ancient extinct volcano • Lake Nakuru: home to huge flocks of the lesser flamingo; more than one million flamingoes literally turn the lake shores pink • Great Rift Valley: one of the natural wonders of the world—stretching from the Middle East down through Africa, reaching as far as Mozambique and visible from space; wildlife is unique and varied and includes lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, gazelle, hippo, antelope and impala • Masai Mara: known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, famous for the abundance of lion, the great wildebeest migration and the Masai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress; hosts more than 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds • Amboseli National Park: popular Kenya safari reserve due partly to its stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain; buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game are plentiful in the park and hippo live in the open waters and swamp channels

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$4,869

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $5,609 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport and visa required. Per person deposit is $600.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Nairobi • Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees • Ten nights’ three- and four-star accommodations • 27 meals: nine breakfasts, nine lunches, nine dinners • Round-trip, airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Guide/Driver

FEATURES:

Giraffe Manor and Karen Blixen Estate, Mount Kenya National Park, Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, game walk and seven game drives. OPTIONAL: TANZANIA 4n post-tour extension: $1,349 pp/do.

TRIP PLANNER:

DAYS 1–2 Overnight flights from Boston DAY 3 Eka Hotel, Nairobi   DAY 4 The Ark, Mount Kenya National Park DAYS 5–6 Kigio Wildlife Camp, Great Rift Valley DAYS 7–8 Mara Intrepids, Masai Mara DAY 9 Eka Hotel, Nairobi DAYS 10–11 Amboseli Sentrim, Amboseli DAYS 12–13 Overnight return flight from Nairobi to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


Travel Club Select Extraordinary Destinations. Longer Stays. Multiple Departures. The hallmark of The Travel Club is outstanding value. Our members love the idea of spending a bit less and travelling more! At the same time, many of you have expressed interest in longer trips with even more ambitious itineraries. That’s why we created Travel Club Select. In partnership with Collette Vacations, we now offer a wide range of unique travel experiences to, literally, every corner of the planet. Now you can enjoy the same personal service and attention to detail that you’ve come to expect from The Travel Club, while we help you plan, say, a river cruise on the Danube or a visit to Cuba! You’ll also be able to select your preferred departure date. On the next pages, you’ll find twelve exceptional travel experiences hand-picked by our staff. Each one has a set departure date and includes round-trip air and all fuel surcharges and fees. Then, on the last two pages, you’ll find a list of sixteen additional trips where you may select your preferred departure date. Air is not included in these prices—allowing you to make your own arrangements or, if you ‘select,’ have us book your flights for you. Travel Club Select: More Choice for Our Members.

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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Travel Club Select

SUNNY PORTUGAL Friday, February 14–Monday, February 24, 2014

$2,899

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,869 per person triple occupancy; $3,199 for single reservations. Single reservations are limited on this tour. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $220. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Lisbon, via a connecting city • Nine nights’ first-class accommodations • Sixteen meals: nine breakfasts, one lunch, six dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER: PENA CASTLE, SINTRA

of the world’s great explorers departed S ome from Portugal, though as you discover the

beauty and charms of Portugal’s “Silver Coast,” you’ll wonder why they ever left. Start in the scenic coastal resort of Cascais and enjoy a Lisbon tour that highlights the Moorish Alfama Quarter and a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stroll through the resort town of Sintra—the summer home of Portuguese kings for 600 years—and pictureperfect Obidos before a visit to the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Discover the historic walled city of Evora and the 13th-century castle of Alentejo before a one-night stay at a country resort set amidst 3,000 acres of vineyards, farms and cork trees. Enjoy three nights in the beautiful Algarve, whose mild climate and beautiful beaches attract visitors from across Europe. In addition to Portugal’s breathtaking scenery, your holiday comes complete with a Fado performance, winery tours and tastings, and a cooking demonstration followed by dinner. 60

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DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4 Vila Gale Cascais Hotel, Cascais   DAY 5 Vila Gale Clube de Campo, Beja DAYS 6–8 Vila Gale Laqos, Algarve DAYS 9–10 Marriott Lisbon, Lisbon DAY 11 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

Lisbon city tour, Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries, the Belem Tower, Sintra, Obidos and Fatima pilgrimage site, Fado evening, Evora visit, winery tour and tasting, liqueur tasting, cooking demonstration, resort town of Lagos, Azeitao Wine Museum, Fonseca Winery tour and tasting. OPTIONALS: Cruise with Algarvian Cave Expedition and Dinner. MADEIRA ISLAND 4n post-tour extention $1,199 pp/do land and air.

RESERVE BY October 11 to save $250 RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


Travel Club Select

AMERICA’S CANYON COUNTRY Featuring Arizona, Utah and Las Vegas Thursday, March 13–Friday, March 21, 2014

$2,629

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,599 per person triple occupancy; $3,309 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $165. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

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merica’s legendary canyon country— an untamed landscape of spectacular scenery… Our exploration begins in colorful Scottsdale with a “hands-on” Chili Cook Off, some time to visit with a local Native American tribe member and a tour that includes Phoenix, Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley. Visit beautiful Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon before heading through the Kaibab National Forest on our way to the South Rim and a day exploring the Grand Canyon and the historic Cameron Trading Post. From our hotel overlooking the blue waters of Lake Powell we’ll journey through sacred Navajo territor y to Monument Valley before taking in the scenic wonder of Bryce Canyon National Park and the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. We’ll end our journey in a neon desert—and natural wonder of another kind—Las Vegas!

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Phoenix and Las Vegas to Boston, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ first-class accommodations • Thirteen meals: eight breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Flight from Boston DAYS 1–2 Courtyard by Marriott, Scottsdale, AZ DAY 3 Maswik Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ DAYS 4–5 Lake Powell Resort, Page, AZ DAY 6 Zion Park Inn, Zion National Park, UT DAYS 7–8 Tropicana Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV DAY 9 Return flight to Boston

RESERVE BY October 9 to save $100 FEATURES:

Chili Cook-Off, meet with Native American tribe member, Phoenix tour including Camelback Mountain, and Paradise Valley, Native American jewelry shop, Old Town Scottsdale, Visit to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, South Rim drive, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas. OPTIONALS: Sedona—Jeep Tour. Las Vegas— West Rim by Small Plane with lunch, Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with champagne lunch, Fremont Street Experience with dinner.

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CLASSIC SPAIN

Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Valencia, Barcelona Saturday, March 8–Tuesday, March 18, 2014 $3,449* Saturday, June 21–Tuesday, July 1, 2014 $4,099*

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. * Per person double occupancy. MARCH: Triple $3,419; Single $3,949. JUNE: Triple $4,069; Single $4,649. Single reservations for this tour are limited. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $230. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300. PARC GUELL, BARCELONA

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he most popular Spanish cuisine is tapas—small sample-sized dishes that offer a variety of exotic tastes. Consider this tour of Spain to be the travel equivalent—a chance to experience all Spain has to offer in “tapas-sized” explorations of its most popular cities. You’ll arrive in Madrid and spend two days touring the heart of España, complete with a guided tour of the Royal Palace and a sidetrip to Spain’s medieval capital, Toledo. Next, you’ll visit the Moorish city of Cordoba, and tour the Mezquita, a glorious 8th-century mosque. From there, you’ll move on to Sevilla, visit Christopher Columbus’s tomb and end your evening with an authentic flamenco dance show. Next, it’s onto Granada to tour the famous Alhambra—an immense hilltop palace—and the Generalife, an ornate series of flowering gardens, before traveling through the picturesque Spanish countryside to Valencia. You’ll visit the town’s bustling markets and stop at the old Silk Exchange building, lauded as a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture. Your trip ends in vibrant Barcelona, where you may explore the city on your own. A bit of this, a taste of that—it’s the perfect way to experience the best of Spain!

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INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Madrid and Barcelona to Boston, via a connecting city • Nine nights’ first-class accommodations • Fourteen meals: nine breakfasts, one lunch, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–3 Melia Galgos Hotel, Madrid DAYS 4–5 Melia Sevilla Hotel, Sevilla DAY 6 Hotel Macia Condor, Granada DAYS 7–8 Hotel Tryp Oceanic, Valencia DAYS 9–10 Hotel Colon, Barcelona DAY 11 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

Madrid: tour, visit to Toledo. Cordoba: the Mezquita and Jewish Quarter. Sevilla: Columbus’s tomb and Giralda Bell Tower, tapas lunch hosted by flamenco dancer, evening flamenco show. Granada: tour the Alhambra and Generalife. Valencia: Serranos Tower and Quart Tower, Gothic Cathedral, the old Silk Exchange. Lladro, a paella making demonstration and lunch. Barcelona: tour including Las Ramblas, Antonio Gaudi’s “la Sagrada Familia.”

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


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IMPERIAL CITIES Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Monday, April 7–Thursday, April 17, 2014 $3,549* Monday, November 3–Thursday, November 13, 2014 $3,399* INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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ou know that long list of places you dream of visiting? Join us on this holiday that includes three of them: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Start in fairytale Prague—the “city of a thousand spires”—with countless castles and museums as well as beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. While you may not want to leave Prague, our next stop may be even more dazzling—sophisticated Vienna— one of the world’s great cultural treasures, called “Europe’s classiest capital,” by Rick Steves, one of America’s leading travel authorities. Enjoy visits to Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephan’s Cathedral and perhaps treat yourself to an optional classical music concert. Then it’s off to Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” where you’ll be drawn to the city’s beautiful architecture and magnificent river views. Tour highlights include Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion and a visit to Visegrad (for a magnificent view of the Danube Bend) and the Borzsony Mountains. Relive Renaissance history with a visit to a 14th-century castle where costumed knights recreate the days of chivalry followed by a dinner at the castle restaurant. Three cities, three countries—hundreds of new memories.

RESERVE BY: April Trip: November 4 to save $250 November Trip: June 2 to save $250

* Per person double occupancy. APRIL: Triple $3,519; Single $4,249. NOVEMBER: Triple $3,369; Single $4,099. Single accommodations on this tour are limited. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $230. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Visitors are required to have travel/health insurance to travel to the Czech Republic. The health insurance must cover medical services abroad with minimum coverage $38,000. If you purchase waiver/insurance mentioned above, your coverage meets this requirement. If not, you will be required to have proof of your own coverage to enter the country. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Prague and Budapest to Boston, via a connecting city • Nine nights’ first-class accommodations • Fourteen meals: nine breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4 Hotel Century Old Town, Prague DAYS 5–7 Hotel Am Konzerthaus, Vienna DAYS 8–10 Beke Radisson Blu, Budapest DAY 11 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

Prague: Hradcany Castle, Golden Lane, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge. Vienna: visit Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, dinner and entertainment in Grinzing, Danube River Cruise, Melk Abbey, Vienna Woods. Budapest: Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Old Buda, Heroes Square.

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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BEIJING

Tuesday, April 8–Wednesday, April 16, 2014

$2,689

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,659 per person triple occupancy; $3,089 for single reservations. Single reservations are limited on this tour. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $220. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport and visa required. Per person deposit is $300.

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eijing boasts a remarkable mix of history and culture, and over the course of your stay you’ll experience the best of what this amazing city has to offer. Pause and reflect at Tiananmen Square and the exquisite Forbidden City—the imperial palace for the 15th-century Ming and Qing Dynasties— where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the Treasure Hall. Walk along a stretch of the 3,700-mile Great Wall of China, visit the Summer Palace, recognized as one of the world’s top classical gardens, and the Temple of Heaven. In addition to this marvelous touring you’ll also experience a traditional dim sum lunch and Beijing hot pot dinner, have lunch with a local family as you learn the art of dumpling making, take in an acrobatics show, ride along on a rickshaw tour and partake in a tea ceremony. Add in visits to a silk factory, a jade workshop, a pearl factory and a calligraphy master and see for yourself how this world-class city warmly welcomes visitors from around the globe. An exceptional experience!

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• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Beijing, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ first-class accommodations: Traders Shangri La, Beijing • Fourteen meals: seven breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, dim sum lunch, silk factory, the Great Wall, Peking Duck restaurant, Beijing hot pot dinner, the Summer Palace, Lama Temple, acrobatics show, Temple of Heaven, rickshaw tour, lunch with a local family, traditional dumpling making, traditional tea ceremony. OPTIONALS: Xian Day Trip, Jinsong Cooking School, 798 Dashanzi Art District. HONG KONG 2n post-tour extension $449 pp/do land and air.

TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


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FRANCE MAGNIFIQUE

Paris, Normandy, Provence, The Riviera Thursday, April 24–Monday, May 5, 2014

$4,199

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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his magnificent “Tour de France” takes you from Paris to Normandy to Avignon, and to the French Riviera and Monaco. You’ll become acquainted with Paris, one of the most culturally rich cities in Europe with its fashion and art, during a sunset cruise on the River Seine. Trust us, you won’t want to leave. Though when you do, it will be to travel on to the Normandy coast where you’ll take a reflective tour of the Memorial Peace Museum, commemorating the lives lost during the epic battles of WWII, followed by a visit to the Omaha Beach Cemetery and a day spent in the heart of the historic D-Day operations. The next destination is the lovely Loire Valley where you’ll visit chateaux, local bistros and a well-known winery. Travel south to Provence, aboard the highspeed TGV Train, and the papal city of Avignon. Enjoy a Cezanne-inspired tour of Aix-enProvence before heading for the exquisite French Riviera. During your two days on the alluring Côte d’Azur you’ll visit a perfumerie in Grasse, stroll the famous Flower Market in Nice and tour Monte Carlo. And remember, the French do not say good-bye: it’s au revoir…until your next visit.

RESERVE BY November 18 to save $250

$5,099 for single reservations. Single reservations for this tour are limited and triple accommodations are unavailable. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $220. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Paris and Nice to Boston, via a connecting city • Ten nights’ first-class hotel accommodations • Fifteen meals: ten breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Paris: Paradis Latin cabaret, panoramic tour. Normandy: Memorial Peace Museum, U.S. Military Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Airborne Museum, Ranger Memorial, Utah Beach. Loire Valley: chateaux tours. Provence: Avignon, Aixen-Provence, Grasse perfumerie. Riviera: Nice tour, Monaco tour. OPTIONALS: Paris— Versailles Palace, Cabaret at the Paradis Latin. Blois—Dinner at L’Orangerie du Chateau. Nice—Dinner at Koudou Restaurant.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–3 Concorde Lafayette, Paris DAYS 4–5 Mercure Omaha Beach, Omaha Beach, Port-enBessin DAYS 6–7 Holiday Inn Blois, Blois DAYS 8–9 Mercure Avignon Centre, Avignon DAYS 10–11 Hotel Nice Riviera, Nice DAY 12

Return flight to Boston

NICE

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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AMERICA’S MUSIC CITIES New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Sunday, April 27–Sunday, May 4, 2014

$2,199

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,169 per person triple occupancy; $2,749 for single reservations. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $165. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

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cultural vacation doesn’t have to mean jetting off to Europe for a performance at La Scala—not when the American South has given birth to so many of the sounds and styles beloved by music lovers worldwide. This weeklong tour showcases three American cities known as musical Meccas for fans of blues, jazz and country music. Your vacation begins in New Orleans, the “Jazz Capital of the World” and home to such landmarks as St. Louis Cathedral and the bustling French Quarter—where you’ll take in a live jazz revue, learn to cook New Orleans-style and view beautiful Gothic mansions. In Memphis, you’ll dine on world-famous Beale Street, and listen as local musicians rhapsodize about Memphis’ blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll history, before donning your blue suede shoes and touring Graceland, the 14-acre estate of the King, Elvis Presley. Finally, go a little bit country as you wrap up your trip in Nashville where you’ll take in a show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, tour historic RCA Studio B where Elvis, Dolly Parton and others recorded, and explore the Country Music Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this opportunity to surround yourself with the sweet sounds and songs of the South.

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• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to New Orleans and Nashville to Boston, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ first-class accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Flight from Boston DAYS 1-3 Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, New Orleans DAYS 4-5 Memphis Marriott Downtown, Memphis DAYS 6-7 Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville DAY 8 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

New Orleans: French Quarter walking tour, French Market, Pirates Alley, Café Du Monde, cooking demonstration at New Orleans School of Cooking, jazz revue, St. Louis Cemetery #3, Honey Island swamp cruise. Memphis: Beale Street dinner, Memphis musical heritage city tour led by local musicians, Graceland. Nashville: RCA Studio B, Grand Old Opry evening and backstage tour, Country Music Hall of Fame, dinner at Wildhorse Saloon. OPTIONALS: New Orleans—Jazz Afternoon with brunch at The Court of Two Sisters. Memphis—Music History Tour with Dinner. For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


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SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA and BAVARIA Wednesday, May 14–Friday, May 23, 2014

$3,499

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,469 per person triple occupancy; $3,799 for single reservations. Single accommodations on this tour are limited. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $230. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

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his popular holiday is a journey through an enchanted Alpine world alive with spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities and ‘burgs.’ Begin in charming Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for chocolate and cheese, and a lovely, well-preserved Old Town. Travel the shores of Lake Geneva to the medieval Chateau de Chillon. Enjoy breathtaking Alpine views on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the world-famous ski resort of Gstaad. Tour Lucerne—the Swiss Paradise on the Lake—before traveling through tiny Liechtenstein to Innsbruck, the old-world Olympic city nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps. In Salzburg, which looks much like it did when it served as the setting for The Sound of Music, you’ll dine in the historic St. Peter’s Restaurant, where legend has it both Charlemagne and Christopher Columbus once dined—though not together. Your central European visit will end in Bavaria and a trip to Neuschwanstein, one of Germany’s most famous castles. You’ll cherish your time in the heart—both geographical and metaphorical—of Europe.

RESERVE BY December 12 to save $250

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Zurich and Munich to Boston • Eight nights’ first-class hotel accommodations • Twelve meals: eight breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

FEATURES:

Bern panoramic tour including the Rose Gardens, Lake Geneva, GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad, Lucerne old-town walking tour including the Lion Monument, Innsbruck panoramic tour including the Golden Roof, Salzburg walking tour featuring Mirabel Gardens, Neuschwanstein Castle photo stop, Wies Church and Oberammergau. OPTIONALS: Lucerne—Mount Pilatus. Innsbruck—Seefield. Bern—Cheese and Chocolate of Switzerland.

TRIP PLANNER: DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–5 Hotel Bristol, Bern DAYS 6–9 Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck DAY 10

Return flight to Boston

For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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HOLLAND and RHINE RIVER CRUISE Saturday, October 4–Sunday, October 12, 2014

$3,999

per person double occupancy for Standard Outside Cabins

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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ou’ll love this European journey as you leisurely travel along the romantic Rhine River. Free-spirited Amsterdam awaits and your river cruise ship spends two nights here in this delightful 700-year-old city. Experience the charming atmosphere of canals and lovely cafes, the rich history, elegant and classic architecture as well as a jaunt into the countryside to visit the seaside village of Volendam and ZaanseSchans, reminiscent of “old Holland.” The next morning you’ll set sail for Arnhem, one of the oldest towns in the regions and site of the WWII battle depicted in the movie A Bridge Too Far. From your ship you’ll see the quintessential German towns of Dusseldorf and Zons and enjoy a stop in the historic city of Cologne for a guided walking tour of the old town. Head into the most gorgeous stretch of the Rhine and see the legendary Lorelei Rock and a landscape dotted with vineyards and castles. Dock in the delightful riverside wine village of Rudesheim and enjoy its lively Drosselgasse area of quaint restaurants featuring live orchestras. Cruise past the landmark cities of Speyer, Wiesbaden and Worms before stopping in Mannheim where you’ll depart for a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle and the historic old town. The next morning you’ll disembark in Strasbourg, France and be treated to a guided tour of the old quarter where centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influence blend to create a city of unique character.

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Middle Outside Cabins $4,249 pp/do. Upper Outside Cabins $4,499 pp/do. Single and triple accommodations are unavailable on this tour. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $315. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Amsterdam and Frankfurt to Boston • Six nights’ Croisieurope Cruise • One nights’ first-class accommodations • Nineteen meals: seven breakfasts, five lunches, seven dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Sightseeing and touring • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–7 Croisieurope River Cruise Ship DAY 8 Strasbourg Hilton, Strasbourg DAY 9 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

Cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Strasbourg, France; Amsterdam guided canal cruise, Amsterdam city tour, excursion to Volendam and ZaanseSchans, Arnhem, Krefeld, Cologne walking tour, Lorelei Rock, Rudesheim tour, pass Rhine vineyard region, visit to Heidelberg old town and castle, guided tour of Strasbourgs’ old quarter. For detailed day-by-day itineraries of all trips visit www.showofthemonth.com/travel or call 617-338-1111, ext 3.

RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


Travel Club Select

BRITISH LANDSCAPES England, Scotland and Wales

Thursday, October 9–Saturday, October 18, 2014

$3,599

per person double occupancy

INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,199 for single reservations. Single reservations for this tour are limited and triple accommodations are unavailable. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $230. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person desposit is $300.

INCLUDES:

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ruth be told, aside from that little skirmish back in 1775, we Yanks have a genuine affinity for the British. Particularly when it comes to visiting our older relative across the pond. London’s must-see, life-sized postcard stops Big Ben, Tower of London, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace make a great primer before traveling to scholarly Cambridge and medieval York. Stroll the famous “Shambles” for a faithful picture of the Middle Ages. Visit the amazing fortification of Hadrian’s Wall (built by the Romans in AD 122) before crossing the Border Region into Scotland. Although defiantly not ‘British,’ Edinburgh offers a look back at life centuries past. Wind through England’s picturesque Lake District and spend the evening in the north of Wales with a traditional Welsh dinner and entertainment. Add in Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace), the Cotswolds (the most beautiful countryside), and Stonehenge (mystical and fascinating) and you’ve got a ‘right proper’ picture of the lovely landscapes of Britain.

RESERVE BY May 5 to save $250

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to London, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ first-class hotel accommodations • Thirteen meals: eight breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

TRIP PLANNER:

DAY 1 Flight from Boston to London DAYS 2–3 Kensington Close Hotel & Spa, London DAY 4 York Hotel, York DAYS 5–6 Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh DAY 7 North Wales Hotel, North Wales DAYS 8–9 Stratford Hotel, StratfordUpon-Avon DAY 10 Return flight to Boston

FEATURES:

Guided London tour, London theater performance, visit to Cambridge and York, Edinburgh tour including the castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, English Lake District, castle stay in Wales, visit to Stonehenge, visit of the Cotswolds and Stratford-Upon-Avon. OPTIONALS: Edinburgh—A Scottish Night Out. StratfordUpon-Avon—Warwick Castle with Dinner.

RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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TRAVEL CLUB SELECT Each program offers multiple departures in 2013–2014—so prices listed are LAND ONLY, per person, double occupancy. Call Barbara at 617-338-1111, ext. 3, for trip brochures, specific dates and for the full package price, including airfare. THE PLAINS OF AFRICA It’s like something out of a dream. Explore the scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. Discover the thriving culture and experiences that make it one of the most popular African countries to visit. Game drives bring you in search of the “Big 5” on your once-in-a-lifetime safari adventures.

FLAVORS OF THAILAND Experience another way of life as you savor the many flavors of Thailand. Wake before dawn to visit a local market and participate in the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Board a long-tail boat to explore Bangkok’s canals and stop at the iconic Temple of the Dawn.

BEST OF CHINA Peek into the past, present, and future of China on this comprehensive tour of a diverse country with an amazing history. This tour weaves the best major sites with personal experiences—from a walk on the Great Wall, to lunch in a local family’s home, to the discovery of the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors.

CALIFORNIA COAST From the big cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, to Mother Nature’s masterpiece, Yosemite National Park, you’ll see the sights and landmarks that make California so unforgettable. Witness the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.

DISCOVER THE FRENCH RIVIERA Discover the chic resorts and beautiful scenery that attract the rich and famous to this exquisite coastline. Explore the fabulous Côte d’Azur and the Roman ruins at Fréjus. Spend the day in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco and visit its Oceanographic Museum.

HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE Let the spirit of “Aloha” be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. “Remember Pearl Harbor” and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Experience the wonders of Polynesia at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

LONDON & PARIS Enjoy the best of London and Paris on this leisurely tour. All the top sights are included and you’ll have plenty of free time for your own discoveries. Enjoy a London theater performance. Cross the channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train and spend three nights in Paris. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night.

TREASURES OF FRANCE Welcome to the “City of Lights.” Your tour begins in the world’s cultural capital—Paris. Grand sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees await. Enjoy a fun-filled dinner complete with French cuisine and music.

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RESERVE by phone: 617-338-1111, ext. 3


EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES

selected exclusively for Travel Club members When you reserve your land and air program, round-trip airport/hotel transfers are included. Plus, you’ll also receive free round-trip, door-to-door car service from your home to Logan Airport, within 50 miles of the airport! MAGNIFICENT CITIES OF CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE This tour showcases historic and culturally-rich cities in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Poland. Enjoy two-night stays and guided tours in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. Enjoy a balance of included sightseeing and free days to explore as you wish.

COSTA RICA: A WORLD OF NATURE Spend 11 days immersed in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered species and behold the spectacle of Arenal Volcano on the Hanging Bridges tour.

SOUTH PACIFIC WONDERS Explore two great countries of the Southern Hemisphere—Australia and New Zealand. From the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s northern coast, to the ethereal beauty of glacial fjords on New Zealand’s South Island, this journey brings you the best of both countries at an enjoyable pace.

EXPLORING AUSTRALIA Explore the diverse wonder of the land “down under.” A three-day adventure in the rugged Outback introduces you to the Aboriginal life and culture of Alice Springs and Uluru, the indigenous name for Ayers Rock. Delve into the colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.

SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic. Explore Soweto, birthplace of Nelson Mandela, and search out the “Big Five” during open-air safari game drives.

HEART OF RUSSIA Experience the splendor of the czars, vibrant Slavic culture and the expansive beauty of rural Russia on this cruise-land tour which journeys from the Russian capital, Moscow, to the glittering city of St. Petersburg. Spend two nights in both St. Petersburg and Moscow. Cruise for seven nights aboard a four-star river cruise ship.

THE WONDERS OF SOUTH AMERICA From Brazil’s marvelous Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu to Argentina’s serene city of Mendoza and lively Buenos Aires, embrace the vivacious cultures of South America. Learn how to craft the famous caipirinha cocktail. Look out from the top of Sugarloaf. Indulge in a Brazilian-style barbeque at one of Rio’s top “Churrascaria” restaurants.

THREE KINGDOMS OF INDOCHINA Peek into an ancient and mysterious world. Begin in Vietnam and explore its complex relationship with the west. Learn unique culinary secrets in the ancient town of Hoi An. Cruise overnight aboard a luxury junk boat on Halong Bay. Venture into the lush jungle to an elephant village.

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RESERVE online: www.showofthemonth.com/travel

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