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FALL 2017

YOUR TICKET TO GREAT THEATER AND TRAVEL!

TULIP TIME

DISCOVER THE MANY COLORS OF HOLLAND WITH THE TRAVEL CLUB!

PLUS:

The Wizard of Oz, Waitress, On Your Feet!, Dirty Dancing, Aladdin and so much more!

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IN THIS ISSUE…

THEATER

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OCTOBER 2017

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The Color Purple 11/21–12/3 9 Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 11/24–12/31 10 Elf The Musical 11/28–12/10 10

Maine Casco Bay Escape September–October 22 Beauport Hotel, Gloucester & North Shore Music Theatre Getaways September–December 20 Inns of Rockport & North Shore Music Theatre Getaways September–December 21

DECEMBER 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

JANUARY 2018

DECEMBER 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 10/20–11/18 17

NOVEMBER 2017

A Christmas Carol 12/8–23 11 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 12/14–17 11

Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport 11/22–25 22

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles 2/17–18 13 Waitress 2/20–3/4 13

Christmastime in Newport, RI 12/1–3 23 Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, NH 12/1–3 23 Christmas by the Sea, Ogunquit, ME 12/8–10 24 Holidays in New York City 12/10–23 24 New Year’s Eve in Boston 12/31/17-1/1/18 25

MARCH 2018

JANUARY 2018

The Wizard of Oz 1/12–14 12 Shakespeare in Love 1/12–2/10 17 Love Never Dies 1/30–2/11 12

FEBRUARY 2018

Every Brilliant Thing 3/2–31 18 The Humans 3/13–25 14 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 3/22–25 14

APRIL 2018

On Your Feet! 4/17–29 17

MAY 2018

Allegiance 5/4–6/2 17

JUNE 2018

Dirty Dancing 6/13–17 15

JULY 2018

Aladdin 7/3–8/5 16

AUGUST 2018

The Book of Mormon 8/14–26 16

BOSTON THEATER WEEKENDS

Love Never Dies 2/3–4, 2018 18 Waitress 3/3–4, 2018 18 Aladdin 8/4–5, 2018 19 The Book of Mormon 8/25–26, 2018 19

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Quebec Winter Carnival 1/26–29 25

FEBRUARY 2018

Costa Rica Getaway 2/9–16 43

MARCH 2018

Philadelphia Flower Show 3/2–4 26

APRIL 2018

Easy Ireland 4/1–9 44 Cruise Through Authentic Holland 4/3–10 80 Florence & Tuscany 4/7–14 45 Washington DC & Cherry Blossom Parade 4/13–16 26 Paris Escape 4/13–19 46 Vienna & Prague 4/13–21 47 Tulips of Northern Holland Cruise 4/13–22 88 Venice 4/14–20 48 The Amalfi Coast 4/14–22 50 Classic Tuscany 4/14–22 49 Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels 4/14–23 52 Grand Tour of Spain 4/18–28 53 Cruise the Loire Valley, France 4/19–25 82 Virginia Azalea Festival & Tattoo 4/26–30 27

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& TRAVEL CALENDAR Page

MAY 2018

Cruise The Romantic Rhine Valley 5/1–8 84 The Amalfi Coast 5/5–13 50 Holland, MI Tulip Festival 5/8–15 28 Canadian Tulip Festival 5/10–13 27 Sicily’s Resorts 5/11–21 54 The Amalfi Coast 5/12–20 50 The Italian Lakes 5/12–20 55 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 5/19–25 29 The Azores 5/27–6/3 56

JUNE 2018

Bar Harbor 6/8–10 31 Fjords of Norway 6/12–19 57 Bar Harbor 6/22–24 31

JULY 2018

Canada’s Atlantic Coast 7/1–7 30 The Jewels of Alpine Europe 7/2–14 58 Niagara Falls 7/9–12 31 Boothbay Harbor 7/13–15 32 Montreal & Quebec City 7/15–19 32 Cruise in Germany from Berlin to Hamburg 7/22–29 86

AUGUST 2018

Cruise the Rhine & Moselle Rivers 8/4–13 90 America’s National Parks 8/20–28 33 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 8/23–9/2 34 South Dakota: Badlands & Black Hills 8/25–31 35 Alaska Discovery Cruise 8/28-9/9 78

SEPTEMBER 2018

Bruges Getaway 9/4–10 59 Legendary Ireland 9/5–13 60 Northern National Parks 9/7–14 36 France: The Riviera, Provence & Paris 9/7–15 61 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 9/8–14 29 Niagara Falls 9/10–13 31 Grand Tour of Spain 9/12–22 53 Devonshire & Cornwall 9/13–22 62 Boothbay Harbor 9/14–16 32 San Antonio 9/14–18 37 Mackinac Island 9/14–19 38 Memphis & Nashville 9/15–20 39

Page Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy 9/15–23 63 UK by Rail 9/15–24 64 Greek Island Escapade 9/21–10/3 65 Memphis & Nashville 9/22–27 39 Piemonte, Italy 9/22–30 66 The Amalfi Coast 9/22–30 50 The Rocky Mountains: Colorado & Utah 9/22–30 40 Historic Germany & Oktoberfest 9/22–10/3 67 The Azores 9/23–30 56 Madiera Island & Portugal’s Treasures 9/26–10/4 68 Easy Going on the Amalfi Coast 9/29–10/7 69 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 9/30–10/5 41

OCTOBER 2018

Iceland Getaway 10/4–9 70 Padua & Bologna 10/6–14 71 The Amalfi Coast 10/6–14 50 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & US National Parks 10/12–23 42 Classic Tuscany 10/13–21 49 Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 10/13–22 72 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 10/14–19 41 A Week in Rome 10/19–27 59 Sicilian Adventure 10/19–27 73 Munich Getaway 10/22–28 74 Amsterdam Getaway 10/25–31 74 Paris Escape 10/25–31 46

NOVEMBER 2018

Puglia, Italy 11/3–11 75 Christmastime Cruise in Alsace & Germany 11/26–12/2 92 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights 11/28–12/4 76

DECEMBER 2018

Christmastime Cruise in the Heart of Germany 12/4–12 94

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WHERE TO?

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UNITED STATES

Alaska Discovery Cruise 8/28-9/9 78 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & US National Parks 10/12–23 42 America’s National Parks 8/20–28 33 Bar Harbor 6/8–10 31 Bar Harbor 6/22–24 31 Beauport Hotel, Gloucester & North Shore Music Theatre Getaways September–December 20 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 5/19–25 29 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 9/8–14 29 Boothbay Harbor 7/13–15 32 Boothbay Harbor 9/14–16 32 New Year’s Eve in Boston 12/31/17–1/1/18 25 Boston Theater Weekends 18 Maine Casco Bay Escape September–October 22 Holland, MI Tulip Festival 5/8–15 28 Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport 11/22–25 22 Mackinac Island 9/14–19 38 Memphis & Nashville 9/15–20 39 Memphis & Nashville 9/22–27 39 Northern National Parks 9/7–14 36 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 9/30–10/5 41 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 10/14–19 41 Christmastime in Newport, RI 12/1–3 23 Holidays in New York City 12/10–23 24 Christmas by the Sea, Ogunquit, ME 12/8–10 24 Philadelphia Flower Show 3/2–4 26 Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, NH 12/1–3 23 The Rocky Mountains: Colorado & Utah 9/22–30 40 San Antonio 9/14–18 37 South Dakota: Badlands & Black Hills 8/25–31 35

Jackson Hole

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Page Inns of Rockport & North Shore Music Theatre Getaways September–December 21 Virginia Azalea Festival & Tattoo 4/26–30 27 Washington DC & Cherry Blossom Parade 4/13–16 26

CANADA

Canada’s Atlantic Coast 7/1–7 30 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 8/23–9/2 34 Canadian Tulip Festival 5/10–13 27 Montreal & Quebec City 7/15–19 32 Niagara Falls 7/9–12 31 Niagara Falls 9/10–13 31 Quebec Winter Carnival 1/26–29 25

Lake Louise

CENTRAL AMERICA Costa Rica Getaway 2/9-16

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ITALY

The Amalfi Coast 4/14–22 50 The Amalfi Coast 5/5–13 50 The Amalfi Coast 5/12–20 50 The Amalfi Coast 9/22–30 50 The Amalfi Coast 10/6–14 50 Easy Going on the Amalfi Coast 9/29–10/7 69 Florence & Tuscany 4/7–14 45 The Italian Lakes 5/12–20 55 Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy 9/15–23 63 Senior Escape to the Amalfi Coast 9/29–10/7 69 Padua & Bologna 10/6–14 71 Piemonte, Italy 9/22–30 66 Puglia, Italy 11/3–11 75

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GUIDE

BY DESTINATION Page

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A Week in Rome 10/19–27 59 Sicilian Adventure 10/19–27 73 Sicily’s Resorts 5/11–21 54 Classic Tuscany 4/14–22 49 Classic Tuscany 10/13–21 49 Venice 4/14–20 48

Tulips of Northern Holland Cruise 4/13–22 88 Munich Getaway 10/22–28 74 Cruise the Romantic Rhine 5/1–8 84 Cruise the Rhine & Moselle Rivers 8/4–13 90 Vienna & Prague 4/13–21 47

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

SPAIN & PORTUGAL

Devonshire & Cornwall 9/13–22 62 Easy Ireland 4/1–9 44 Legendary Ireland 9/5–13 60 Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 10/13–22 72 UK by Rail 9/15–24 64

FRANCE

Paris Escape 4/13–19 46 Paris Escape 10/25–31 46 Cruise the Loire Valley, France 4/19–25 82 France: The Riviera, Provence & Paris 9/7–15 61

The Azores 5/27–6/3 56 The Azores 9/23–30 56 Madiera Island & Portugal’s Treasures 9/26–10/4 68 Grand Tour of Spain 4/18–28 53 Grand Tour of Spain 9/12–22 53

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Iceland Getaway 10/4–9 70 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights 11/28–12/4 76 Fjords of Norway 6/12–19 57

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

Amsterdam Getaway 10/25–31 74 Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels 4/14–23 52 Bruges Getaway 9/4–10 59 Cruise Through Authentic Holland 4/3–10 80 The Jewels of Alpine Europe 7/2–14 58 Cruise in Germany from Berlin to Hamburg 7/22–29 86 Historic Germany & Oktoberfest 9/22–10/3 67 Christmastime Cruise in Alsace & Germany 11/26–12/2 92 Christmastime Cruise in The Heart of Germany 12/4–12 94 Greek Island Escapade 9/21–10/3 65

Bergen

ON THE COVER: Cruise Through Authentic Holland, pg. 80. Tulips of Northern Holland, pg. 88 Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels, pg. 52

Bruges

Amsterdam Getaway, pg. 74

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WE DO IT ALL! Did you ever wonder what we do with the evaluations and reviews we receive from our members? Well, glad you asked! Small (and sometimes, big) changes are implemented based on comments and suggestions from you. Last year, your feedback inspired us to begin partnerships with river cruise companies, lower many of our single supplements, introduce a “Flexible Payment Plan,” and pursue additional seating options at the theater. This year’s questions and feedback have been all about customization! More and more members have requested our help in planning custom travel experiences and securing tickets for special theater outings. You may not realize that, in addition to our wide variety of scheduled trips, we are also a full-service, private travel agency, capable of planning any adventure you can dream up. Our talented travel advisors are here to help, and can save you time, money and aggravation. Interested in planning a memorable night on the town for you and your friends? Our experienced ticket agents can get you top seats to just about any show coming to town, usually at a significant discount off the box-office price. So, whether a night at the theater or a week in Italy, let us do the work for you…call today! Tim Montgomery President

ABOUT SHOW OF THE MONTH CLUB Where the worlds of Theater and Travel Come Together in ONE GREAT CLUB! Show of the Month Club was founded in 1956 and is the only theater and travel membership club in the country. Over the past 60 years the Club has offered its members top-price theater tickets for thousands of shows, at a discount. Today, Show of the Month Club continues to provide its members with a convenient, simple and economical way to order theater tickets for the best shows coming to greater Boston. Back in the mid-1960s, the Club began offering a small selection of domestic and international travel packages. They became so popular that we created The Travel Club, now included in Show of the Month Club membership, featuring carefully planned yet affordable trips to over 100 destinations every year! Today, The Travel Club is a full-service, private travel agency where your travel advisor knows you and is easily available on the phone! Here are just a few good reasons why our travelers wouldn’t travel with anyone else: • Our groups are small—usually around 18 to 24 travelers. • All departures are from Boston’s Logan International Airport on regularly scheduled, major airlines. • Traveling solo? The Club offers some of the lowest single supplements in the industry. • And our trips are legendary for value. Our motto is Spend Less, Travel More!

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Show of the Month Club member benefits also include a quarterly catalog, weekly email updates, parking discounts, restaurant gift certificates and lots more—including membership in The Travel Club ! It’s also important to note that the Club is not a subscription series and members are under no obligation to buy anything—ever! Lake Garda YOU CAN BE A GROUP LEADER! Earn big discounts for your vacation! Being a Group Leader and traveling with friends and family is rewarding! With our new Friends & Family Program, you can start earning discounts when 5 or more travelers join your tour. Here's how it works: • Bring 5–7 traveling/paying passengers and earn a $100 discount for the group leader— that’s you! • 8 traveling/paying passengers earn a $200 discount for the group leader • 9 traveling/paying passengers earn a $300 discount for the group leader • 10 traveling/paying passengers earn a $400 discount for the group leader traveling/paying passengers do not include group leader

WHICH TOURS CAN BE BOOKED FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY? Friends and Family reservations apply only to tours that include round-trip air. HOW ARE EARNED CREDITS APPLIED TO MY BOOKING? The discount of up to $400 will be applied to the group leader's reservation only and will be reflected in their confirmation/invoice. Should any of the passengers cancel from the program; the discount will be adjusted. FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLAN Any traveler can take advantage of our flexible payment terms. It’s simple. After securing your reservation with your initial deposit, you can pay as much or as little as you want until the final payment due date listed on your confirmation. That means you can make payments towards your trip as you see fit. This way, travelers are assured of a seat on a tour without having to make the entire payment in advance. Paris

SOLO TRAVELERS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING SEGMENT OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY In the “more good news department,” we're happy to call your attention to our campaign to lower single supplements. A great many of our members travel as singles and love that we take particular care to meet their needs. Lowering costs is the next big step and we’ve been pretty successful over the last few years. In this issue of CLUBMail you’ll find many programs where we lowered the supplement. Just look for the colored tabs on the pages.

CONTACT THE CLUB 560 Harrison Avenue, Suite 412, Boston, MA 02118 617-338-1111

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TRAVELER REVIEWS A Week in Taormina April 2017 I like the combination of some meals included and some nights free. Even though Sicily was not my first choice, I was so glad I went. Everything was great. Tour manager Rosa made the trip so special. —Sharon D. Amalfi Coast May 2017 My trip to the Amalfi Coast was a dream come true, thanks to the efficiency of the Travel Club. Sicily Everything seemed to be planned to perfection. I also want to let you know how much I appreciated my stay at Pietra di Luna Hotel in Maiori. Our accommodations were as comfortable as possible in every area. Any problem was immediately taken care of. Thank you for a wonderful trip. —Margaret G. Amalfi Coast May 2017 Excellent service all around. The Amalfi Coast trip was beautiful and worth every penny. Thank you for everything. — Laurie S. Versilia May 2017 The entire trip was wonderful from start to finish. Every guide, assistant and escorts were wonderful. Everything was enjoyable. I would not change a single thing. —Christine S. Venice, San Marino & Rimini May 2017

Venice

This trip was enjoyable from start to finish. It was great to visit locations which were hidden gems. Our tour manager was a real gem. She has personality plus in every way. A real keeper!

Amalfi Coast May 2017 I don't think anyone would disagree that you can't beat the price, considering all that was included and the quality of the trip. There were at least two people in our group that had been on this trip with The Club before—that says something!  —Laura S Amalfi Coast

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SHUBERT THEATRE

265 Tremont Street, Boston

THE COLOR PURPLE Playing: November 21–December 3, 2017 Order by: October 24, 2017 The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times), directed by Tony-winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tonywinning triumph!

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BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

BOSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER Playing: November 24–December 31, 2017 Order by: October 22, 2017 Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting classical ballet—set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky—continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Create and annual tradition with family and friends at one of New England’s most beloved holiday events and make memories to cherish for years to come.

WANG THEATRE

270 Tremont Street, Boston

ELF THE MUSICAL

Playing: November 28–December 10, 2017 Order by: November 11, 2017 Everyone’s favorite Elf will make his return to Boston this holiday season with Elf The Musical at the Boch Center Wang Theatre! Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember their inner Elf.

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NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Playing: December 8–23, 2017 Order by: November 3, 2017 Join us for the 27th annual production of A Christmas Carol, New England's brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A Christmas Carol is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time, traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, this award-winning production of A Christmas Carol has been seen by more than one million people since its debut in 1989.

SHUBERT THEATRE

265 Tremont Street, Boston

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Playing: December 14–17, 2017 Order by: November 15, 2017 The beloved TV classic Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

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BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Playing: January 12–14, 2018 Order by: December 8, 2017 “We’re off to see….” The most magical adventure of them all. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted London and Toronto audiences with the revival of The Sound of Music. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

LOVE NEVER DIES Playing: January 30–February 11, 2018 Order by: January 3, 2018 The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

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WANG THEATRE

270 Tremont Street, Boston

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Playing: February 17–18, 2018 Order by: January 18, 2018 Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, Rain will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites! This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

WAITRESS Playing: February 20–March 4, 2018 Order by: January 22, 2018 Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Awardwinner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna—a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

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SHUBERT THEATRE

265 Tremont Street, Boston

THE HUMANS Playing: March 13–25, 2018 Order by: February 10, 2018 Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

WANG THEATRE

270 Tremont Street, Boston

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Playing: March 22–25, 2018 Order by: February 20, 2018 In the turbulent year of 1968, then Celebrity Series Executive Director Walter Pierce took a chance with a single night engagement of a dynamic, emerging, African-American dance company at Boston’s John Hancock Hall. The success of the Boston debut of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has led to a 50-year relationship between this iconic dance company and the city of Boston. Through decades of brilliant performances and educational outreach, the partnership between Celebrity Series and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has had a deep and lasting impact on the Greater Boston Community. We celebrate this anniversary as a milestone of the performing arts in our city.

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BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

ON YOUR FEET! Playing: April 17–29, 2018 Order by: March 19, 2018 From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.

SHUBERT THEATRE

265 Tremont Street, Boston

DIRTY DANCING Playing: June 13–17, 2018 Order by: May 14, 2018 It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

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BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

ALADDIN Playing: July 3–August 5, 2018 Order by: June 4, 2018 Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wished for!" (NBC-TV).

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

539 Washington Street, Boston

THE BOOK OF MORMON Playing: August 14–26, 2018 Order by: July 16, 2018 The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY

Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street, Boston

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Playing: Oct. 20–Nov. 18, 2017 Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a truly remarkable theatrical experience that will change how you experience everyday life. Based on the international best-seller, the play takes us inside the mind of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old math savant who talks in loud declamatory sentences, doesn’t do “chat,” and can’t stand to be touched. When he discovers one night that his neighbor’s dog has been murdered, Christopher sets out to solve the crime, embarking on a thrilling journey that will upend both his world, and ours.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Playing: Jan. 12–Feb. 10, 2018 Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shakespeare In Love tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Playing: Mar. 2–31, 2018 1. Ice cream 2. Water fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. These are just a few items on a list of things worth living for compiled by a young girl trying to ease her mother’s depression at the start of the charming and miraculous new play Every Brilliant Thing. Through adulthood, as the list grows, she learns the deep significance the list has on her own life, as she goes to college, falls in love, and builds a home. A tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday, Every Brilliant Thing is a very funny and moving new play that enlists members of the audience to help tell its story.

ALLEGIANCE Playing: May 4–Jun. 2, 2018 Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek”), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.

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2018 BOSTON THEATER WEEKENDS! IF YOU ENJOY WEEKEND GETAWAYS we have just the ticket! Simply drive to Boston and The Travel Club takes care of the rest: the parking, a Saturday night theater ticket, overnight accommodations at a terrific hotel, breakfast and even a $25 gift certificate to Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant. Ideal for a girls getaway, birthday surprise or anniversary celebration.

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY OF ALL TIME CONTINUES...

Love Never Dies Feb. 3–4, 2018 Revere Hotel Boston Common Boston Opera House

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4 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL & BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE!

Waitress

$309* pp/do

Mar. 3–4, 2018 Revere Hotel Boston Common Boston Opera House

“The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera.” —The Australian

"Waitress is a little slice of heaven!" —Entertainment Weekly

$319* pp/do

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2014 TONY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST MUSICAL!

Aladdin Aug. 4–5, 2018 Revere Hotel Boston Common Boston Opera House

$379* pp/do

WINNER OF 9 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!

The Book of Mormon Aug. 25–26, 2018 Revere Hotel Boston Common Boston Opera House

$369* pp/do

"The best musical of the century." —The New York Times

REVERE HOTEL BOSTON COMMON Conveniently located in Boston’s Theatre District near the Boston Common, the Revere Hotel Boston Common features the exciting Emerald Lounge. You’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, a fitness center, and indoor pool with sundeck that overlooks the city. All guestrooms feature large private city-view balconies and coffeemakers. You’ll receive bottled water for your room.

INCLUDES • Saturday night hotel accommodations • Saturday evening theater ticket • Sunday breakfast • Parking at hotel (one car per room) • $25 Dining Gift Certificate for Maggiano’s Little Italy*

*(one certificate for two persons; one certificate accepted per table)

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DRIVE YOURSELF GETAWAYS

THE BEAUPORT HOTEL GLOUCESTER

WITH TICKETS TO NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE September 26–October 8 Midweek: $275*; Weekend: $289*

Evita

from

$215

*per person double occupancy for a one night stay

October 31–November 12 Midweek: $215*; Weekend: $219*

42nd Street

December 8–23 Midweek: $215*; Weekend: $219*

A Christmas Carol

ONE OF NEW ENGLAND’S OLDEST TOWNS, Gloucester—on beautiful Cape Ann—has made its living from fishing for almost 400 years, and has inspired books and films like Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous and Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy—in addition to world-class museums to explore, gorgeous beaches to stroll, and interesting art galleries to visit. Situated on the Gloucester waterfront, with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, Beauport Hotel Gloucester is the quintessential New England seaside getaway. Guests arriving at the hotel are immersed in understated coastal elegance and some of the best water views in New England. Gambrel roofs and dormers, cedar shingling and INCLUDES waterfront balconies frame the regal façade. • One nights’ accommodations at Beauport Hotel (additional nights available upon request) • Breakfast • Performance at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly (no Monday performances) • $25 voucher (per room) at the hotel restaurant • Admission to the Cape Anne Museum in Gloucester • Cheese and crackers plate at hotel

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Beauport Hotel

ONCE YOU’VE PICKED YOUR SHOW AND DATES, CALL US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

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NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE from

$199

per person double occupancy for a one-night stay

Motif #1, Rockport

PICK YOUR SHOW

PICK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Evita September 26–October 8

Linden Tree Inn: • 1850 Victorian Bed & Breakfast • All rooms with private bath • 800 feet from the beach and shops • Full breakfast

42nd Street October 31–November 12

Seven South Street Inn: • 2017 Yankee Magazine Editors' Choice for Best Country B&B • Bed & Breakfast built in 1766 • Outdoor pool and beautiful gardens • Gourmet four-course breakfast

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Drive Yourself Getaways: enchanting Rockport, Massachusetts—a peaceful, seaside village on Cape Ann with miles of rugged rocky coastline, a vibrant arts community, a small picturesque harbor and historic Bearskin Neck. We’ve paired accommodations at one of the charming Inns of Rockport with tickets for a fabulous musical performance at the award-winning North Shore Music Theatre in nearby Beverly. All you need do is choose the show, the Inn, the date and we’ll do the rest. Stay as many nights as you like! ONCE YOU’VE PICKED YOUR SHOW, DATES AND INN, CALL US AT 617-338-1111 TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RESERVE!

The Seafarer Inn: • Ocean views, wrap-around porch • Full buffet breakfast • Short walk to Straitsmouth Cove • Historic and refurbished bed and breakfast

INCLUDES • One nights’ accommodations at an Inns of Rockport inn (additional nights available upon request) • Performance at North Shore Music Theatre • Admission to the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester • $25 Dining Gift Card (one per room) • Welcome amenity *No Monday performances

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MAINE CASCO BAY ESCAPE PORTLAND & GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND

3 DAYS: Available through October 10, 2017 LEAVE THE CAR AND HEAD DOWNEAST Maine as we board AMTRAK'S Downeaster rail service to Portland. This from two-night getaway combines one night in vibrant Portland per person double occupancy Sunday–Thursday and one night on tiny Great Diamond Island. Discover Portland from the charming Old Port to Portland Head Light on Maine's rocky coast aboard the Portland Trolley from Tour and enjoy dinner. The next morning board the ferry to per person double occupancy Friday & Saturday picturesque Great Diamond Island and an overnight stay at the Inn at Diamond Cove—an Historic INCLUDES Hotel of America. Island sights include the Diamond Cove Art Gallery, Fort McKinley • Round-trip fare on AMTRAK’s Downeaster from North Station, Boston to Portland (coach class) Museum and the Moon Garden.

$579

$639

• Two night’s accommodations: 1n Hyatt Place, Portland; 1n Inn at Diamond Cove, Great Diamond Island • Round-trip ferry from Portland to Great Diamond Island • $50 dining certificate for a restaurant in Portland • Portland Trolley Tour • Continental breakfast Hyatt Place • Breakfast and dinner at Inn at Diamond Cove • Round-trip transfers: Portland Amtrak station to Hyatt Place, ferry to inn • Additional hotel nights and optional tours available

Portland Head Light

Call to check availability and rates and to reserve.

DRIVE YOURSELF GETAWAY

THANKSGIVING IN MAINE BREAKWATER INN & SPA, KENNEBUNKPORT

4 DAYS: Wednesday, November 22–Saturday, November 25, 2017 NO TURKEY TO COOK, no dishes to wash, no guests who won’t leave—The Travel Club makes it happen with our tradition of “holiday alternatives”—equally memorable per person double occupancy and a lot less work! This year we’re sending you to Rooms at the Breakwater Inn are king-bedded rooms with a sofa bed. Kennebunkport’s Breakwater Inn & Spa—an historic Maine Per person deposit is $150. resort with enchanting water views. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn and have the day to relax INCLUDES and explore. We’ve included a Foodie Walking Tour of Kennebunkport’s Dock • Three nights’ superior accommodations: Breakwater Inn & Spa, Kennebunkport Square area and admission to the Brick • Deluxe continental breakfast daily Store Museum exploring the history and art • Thanksgiving Dinner at Stripers Waterfront of the Kennebunks since 1936. Restaurant at the Inn

$499

• Kennebunkport Foodie Walking Tour • Admission to Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport • Luggage handling and parking at hotel

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RESERVE BY OCTOBER 5, 2017

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DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

CHRISTMASTIME IN

NEWPORT, RI

3 DAYS: Friday, December 1–Sunday, December 3, 2017 IT'S THE 47TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT—a city-wide festival celebrating the glorious traditions of the holidays! We'll stay at The Hotel Viking—in the center of the per person double occupancy celebrations with historic buildings decked out in holiday Call for triple and finery, fun (and free) events and wonderful shopping. The single reservations. magnificent historic houses put on an amazing holiday Per person deposit is $150. display of spectacular evergreens, decorated trees, plus thousands of poinsettias and wreaths. We've included admission to Holiday Evening at INCLUDES The Breakers and Newport Nutcracker • Two nights’ four-star accommodations: at Rosecliff, set within the iconic staircase, The Hotel Viking, Newport salons and ballroom of the mansion.

$459

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 13, 2017

Reserve today—this program will sell out.

• Nutcracker performance at Rosecliff • Holiday Evening at The Breakers • Luggage handling and parking at hotel

DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

PORTSMOUTH, NH

3 DAYS: Friday, December 1–Sunday, December 3, 2017 LET'S HEAD NORTH TO CELEBRATE THE 7TH ANNUAL VINTAGE CHRISTMAS IN PORTSMOUTH—stroll the charming historic streets, hop on the trolley to see the per person double occupancy sights, and enjoy tax-free New Hampshire shopping. This $329 per person triple event was listed as "one of the Top Ten Things not to miss occupancy; $289 per person in New England" by the Boston Globe. From our downtown quad occupancy; $599 for single reservations. accommodations we'll enjoy the historic waterfront Per person deposit is $150. district decorated in Victorian fashion, enjoy a host of holiday activities and be treated to the Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke INCLUDES with 350 years of seasonal and holiday • Two nights’ three-star accommodations: traditions displayed at the historic homes Hilton Garden Inn, Portsmouth and by the costumed performers. • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday

$359

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 13, 2017

After deadline, call for availability.

• Saturday evening dinner • Saturday evening Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll • Welcome reception • Parking and luggage handling

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DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

OGUNQUIT, MAINE

3 DAYS: Friday, December 8–Sunday, December 10, 2017 WHAT’S PRETTIER OR MORE FESTIVE than a New England seacoast village all dressed up for the holidays? Upon arrival at the Meadowmere Resort we’ll be treated to per person double occupancy a wine and cheese reception and be welcomed by our local $279 per person triple elf! On Saturday enjoy the festivities of Ogunquit’s 31st occupancy; $249 per Annual Christmas by the Sea before your VIP admission person quad occupancy; $469 for single reservations. to the popular Taste the Season Competition. Local Per person deposit is $150. restaurants compete for the coveted titles and we’ll sample and vote! Don’t miss the barbershop quartet concert and holiday singINCLUDES along at a local church. Before heading • Two nights’ first-class accommodations: home on Sunday you’ll want to head to Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit • Gourmet breakfast basket Kennebunkport and the festivities of the • Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception 36th Annual Christmas Prelude—voted #2 • Dinner one evening at Jonathan’s Restaurant Christmas Town in America by HGTV!

$299

• VIP admission to Ogunquit’s Taste the Season Competition on Saturday • Kittery Outlets Discount Book • Luggage handling and parking at hotel

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 27, 2017

After deadline, call for availability.

NEW YORK CITY GETAWAY

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AMTRAK & ROOSEVELT HOTEL

3 DAYS: Available December 10–23, 2017 NEW YORK CITY is one of the biggest and best holiday destinations in the world—an illuminated wonderland adorned with twinkling lights, gorgeous window displays at Bergdoff Goodman and Macy's, the iconic Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station decked out with lights and wreaths and the outdoor market of Winter Village at Bryant Park.

INCLUDES • Round-trip AMTRAK Northeast Regional service from South Station to Penn Station, NYC • Two nights' accommodations: Roosevelt Hotel • Radio City Christmas Spectacular performance: Orchestra or Front Mezzanine seating; Matinee or 5 pm show

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$569

from

$599

per person double occupancy room with one queen bed

per person double occupancy room with two double beds Per person deposit is $300. This is not a group tour.

CALL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RATES AND TO RESERVE.

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NEW YEAR’S IN BOSTON

2 DAYS: Sunday, December 31, 2017–Monday, January 1, 2018 NEW YEAR’S EVE is the perfect time to get away— especially if it's not too far. Celebrate the New Year with a one-night stay at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Perfectly situated to enjoy Boston's First Night activities and the fireworks at both the Boston Common and Copley Square, the four-star Revere features rooms with balconies, indoor heated pool and the Emerald Lounge. There's restaurants galore just a short stroll away and we'll keep you posted about a possible party right at the Revere!

$259

per person double occupancy

Call for triple and single reservations. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES • One night’s deluxe accom­mo­dations: Revere Hotel Boston Common • Continental breakfast on Monday • Parking (one car per room)

RESERVE BY NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Reserve today—this program will sell out.

QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL 4 DAYS: Friday, January 26–Monday, January 29, 2018

JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES as Quebec City celebrates the joy and magic of winter with the world’s largest winter carnival! A highlight on the Quebec event calendar since 1894, this per person double occupancy rowdy tradition is a chance to “eat, drink and be merry.” In $659 per person triple occupancy; $919 for single reservations. addition to the Carnival’s revelry, and over the course of Cancellation insurance waiver is $60. two days, you’ll see the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Château Frontenac, the unique Ice Hotel, the magnificent Purchase must be made at time of Snow Palace, the majestic Shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupre, booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300. dating back to 1658, and the “taller-than-Niagara-Falls” Montmorency Falls. You’ll be carried away by the spectrum of events and activities, INCLUDES including snow rafting, horsedrawn sleigh • Round-trip motorcoach transportation and dog sled rides, the canoe race on the from select locations icy St. Lawrence river, the International • Three nights’ accommodations: Snow Sculpture Competition, and the Hotel Palace Royal, Quebec City • Four meals: three breakfasts at local cafés, magical night parades.

$669

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 19, 2017

one dinner • Services of professional Tour Manager

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PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW AND TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

3 DAYS: Friday, March 2–Sunday, March 4, 2018

$499

per person double occupancy $489 per person triple occupancy; $649 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $24. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

GET A JUMP ON SPRING at the International Flower Show—the largest indoor flower show in America! Visit the incredible One Liberty Observation Deck—a new 360° experience—before visiting the country's “longest running horticultural show.” This year's theme is “Wonders of Water.” We'll have plenty of time to wander through six acres of flowers, landscapes and garden paths, as well as shop at the marketplace. Before our return to Boston, we'll view a portion of one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries—the famous Terracotta Warriors—at the Franklin Institute.

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Marriott's Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue, Philadelphia • Four meals: two breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY NOVEMBER 24, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE

4 DAYS: Friday, April 13–Monday, April 16, 2018 EXPERIENCE THE MEMORIES, MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS of our Capital. We’ll start this getaway at the National Cherry Blossom Parade followed by an afternoon per person double occupancy to explore on our own. We’ll provide transportation to the $679 per person triple occupancy; $919 for single reservations. Mall area to get you started. Dinner will be followed by a Cancellation insurance waiver is $60. twilight tour of the illuminated monuments with stops at the Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Next up is a full day of Purchase must be made at time of touring that highlights Arlington National Cemetery and booking. Per person deposit is $300. the Vietnam and World War II Memorials and ends with dinner on our own in INCLUDES Alexandria. As we depart for home the next • Round-trip motorcoach transportation morning, we’ll view the Martin Luther King, from select locations Jr. and United States Air Force memorials.

$699

• Three nights’ accommodations: Doubletree Crystal City Hotel • Five meals: three breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

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RESERVE BY JANUARY 5, 2018

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VIRGINIA’S AZALEA FESTIVAL & INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

5 DAYS: Thursday, April 26–Monday, April 30, 2018 WOW! STUNNING GARDENS, BEACHFRONT ACCOMMODATIONS, a plantation visit, a military tattoo, an international parade and a casino stay! We can’t ask per person double occupancy for more than that! After one night’s accommodations in $829 per person triple occupancy, $1,139 for single reservations. Fredericksburg, VA, we’ll visit Kenmore Plantation and Cancellation insurance waiver is $75. Gardens before we arrive at the largest pleasure beach in the Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. world—Virginia Beach—and our oceanfront balcony rooms Purchase must be made at time of on the boardwalk. At nearby Norfolk we’ll enjoy reserved booking. Per person deposit is $300. seats for both the Azalea Festival’s “Parade of Nations” and the largest Tattoo in the INCLUDES U.S. with more than 650 performers. Add in • Round-trip motorcoach transportation visits to the MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk from select locations Botanical Garden, and one night at Dover • Four nights’ accommodations: 1n Downs Hotel and Casino and this getaway Fredericksburg, 2n Virginia Beach, 1n Dover is packed!

$839

RESERVE BY JANUARY 19, 2018

• Seven meals: four breakfasts, three dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

CANADIAN TULIP FESTIVAL & THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

4 DAYS: Thursday, May 10–Sunday, May 13, 2018 COME WITH US TO THE LARGEST TULIP FESTIVAL in the world with over one million bulbs on display! We’ll start in the heart of the Thousand Islands in Alexandria, NY and enjoy accommodations on the St. Lawrence Seaway overlooking Boldt Castle. After a scenic cruise and castle visit we’ll head to Ottawa where we’ll enjoy a city tour, a visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables and a free afternoon to enjoy the Tulip Festival—originally a gift of gratitude from the Queen of the Netherlands in 1945—on our own.

$769

per person double occupancy $759 per person triple occupancy, $1,109 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

Tulips; photo: Paul Shannon

RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 2, 2018

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Three nights’ accommodations: 1n Alexandria, 2n Ottawa • Five meals: three breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

After deadline, call for availability.

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HOLLAND, MICHIGAN TULIP FESTIVAL 8 DAYS: Tuesday, May 8-Tuesday, May 15, 2018

$1,699

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,679 per person triple occupancy; $2,399 for single reservations. Cancellation waiver is $120. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made a time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Holland, MI

LOCATED ON THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN, Holland is listed among Forbes magazine’s “America’s Prettiest Towns," with its award-winning downtown and white sandy beaches. Throughout its history, Holland’s Dutch heritage has been preserved and celebrated, most notably with the internationally known Tulip Time Festival. We’ll enjoy a guided tour including the beaches of Holland State Park and the Holland Light House—“Big Red”—and the Windmill Island Gardens; visit Nelis’ Dutch Village and a family tulip farm, a wooden shoe and delftware factory. Later, we’ll venture to Saugatuck, Michigan, voted one of the “10 Best Coastal Small Towns” by USA TODAY, for some free time to explore and relax. Next up is the Dutch Marktplaats for a taste of Dutch pastries, crafts and dance performances before the Muziekparade— a spectacle of color, music, floats and more. Our holiday ends with visits to historic Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum and Niagara Falls.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Depart by motorcoach Best Western, Dunkirk & Fredonia NY

DAYS 2–4

DoubleTree by Hilton, Holland MI

DAYS 5–6

Best Western Greenfield Inn, Dearborn MI

DAY 7

Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON

DAY 8

Motorcoach home or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Seven nights’ accommodations • Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, six dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

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FEATURES Lake Erie, Holland tour, Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa, Holland Light House, Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis’ Dutch Village, family tulip farm, DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delftware Factory, Saugatuck, Martplaats, Muziekparade, Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Niagara Falls.

RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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BILTMORE ESTATE & THE GREAT SMOKIES 7 DAYS: Saturday, May 19–Friday, May 25, 2018 Saturday, September 8–Friday, September 14, 2018

$1,199

per person double occupancy

$1,179 per person triple occupancy; $1,539 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $105. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300. Biltmore Estate; photo: Michael Brown

JOIN US ON AN ADVENTURE TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS—ridge upon ridge of forested mountains, diverse plant and wildlife, and remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture—this is America’s most visited national park and named for the blue-like smoky mist that surrounds them. From our accommodations in the charming mountain resort town of Gatlinburg, we’ll be entertained at the Comedy Barn Theatre, enjoy the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, take in a performance at the Smoky Mountain Opry and tap our feet to “America’s Hit Parade.” Free time in Gatlinburg affords the opportunity to explore the unique craft and specialty shops, restaurants and attractions lining its Main Street and an optional tour to “Dollywood” will be offered. A special highlight is an excursion to the incredible Biltmore Estate, Winery and Gardens—a 250-room French chateau owned by the Vanderbilt family, the largest privately-owned home in America. We’ll make our way home by way of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 2–5

Holiday Inn, Woodstock VA Edgewater Hotel, Gatlinburg TN

DAY 6

Holiday Inn, Woodstock VA

DAY 7

Return to Boston area or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES Shenandoah Ridge

RESERVE BY: May Trip: FEBRUARY 9, 2018 September Trip: JUNE 1, 2018

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Six nights’ accommodations • Eleven meals: six breakfasts, five dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

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CANADA’S ATLANTIC COAST NOVA SCOTIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK WITH THE NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO 7 DAYS: Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7, 2018

$1,699

per person double occupancy $1,679 per person triple occupancy; $2,199 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $105. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

The Baddeck Lighthouse

WELCOME TO ATLANTIC CANADA—the Maritimes—a small group of islands and peninsulas with a rugged coastline, breathtaking mountain vistas, hidden fishing villages, a ribbon of lighthouses and fascinating cultural and historic attractions. We'll begin with a drive to Portland where we'll board the CAT fast ferry for our passage to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Enjoy a visit to much-photographed Peggy's Cove before a Halifax city tour that includes the Titanic gravesites and the majestic Citadel. A highlight of this vacation is the famous International Tattoo evening performance! Dine at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobsterbake and visit the home of Anne of Green Gables; see the amazing Hopewell ACCOMMODATIONS Rocks on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick (a Marine Wonder of the DAY 1 Motorcoach to Portland, CAT to Yarmouth NS World). Our last day sees us home by way Rodd Grand Hotel, Yarmouth NS of Maine and a midday stop for lunch. DAYS 2–3

The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax NS

DAYS 4–5

Hotel on Pownal, Charlottetown P.E.I.

DAY 6

Chateau Saint John, Saint John NB

DAY 7

Motorcoach home or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Six nights’ hotel accommodations • Eleven meals: six breakfasts, five dinners including a lobsterbake • International Tattoo reserved seats • Services of professional Tour Manager

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FEATURES CAT Fast Ferry. Nova Scotia's scenic lighthouse route, Peggy's Cove, Halifax highlights tour, Titanic gravesites, Citadel, International Tattoo. Prince Edward Island: Orwell Corner Historic Village, lobsterbake dinner, Cavendish beaches, Anne of Green Gables, Confederation Bridge, Hopewell Rocks.

RESERVE BY MARCH 23, 2018

After deadline, call for availability.

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BAR HARBOR, MAINE 3 DAYS: Friday, June 8–Sunday, June 10, 2018 Friday, June 22–Sunday, June 24, 2018

LET’S GO DOWNEAST… to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park and impressive Cadillac Mountain. Enjoy Four Diamond accommodations per person double occupancy at the Blue Nose Inn with ocean views of Frenchman Bay, $459 per person triple occupancy; $589 for single reservations. lovely pools and garden paths; a guided tour of Mount Cancellation insurance waiver is $24. Although not required, we Desert Island and Acadia including a drive to the top of recommend purchasing the waiver. Cadillac (weather permitting). Explore Bar Harbor—19thPurchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150. century New England’s premier summer resort—and wander the galleries and shops before enjoying our lobstering cruise and a traditional Downeast INCLUDES Lobsterbake with piano entertainment at • Round-trip motorcoach transportation our hotel. from select locations

$469

RESERVE BY: June 8 Trip: MARCH 1, 2018 June 22 Trip: MARCH 15, 2018

• Two nights’ accommodations: Blue Nose Inn, Bar Harbor • Four meals: two breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

NIAGARA FALLS

4 DAYS: Monday, July 9–Thursday, July 12, 2018: $699* Monday, September 10–Thursday, September 13, 2018: $649* 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, the Gorge and Whirlpool Rapids and the famous Floral Clock. Enjoy a stroll around one of the most beautiful towns in Canada—quaint Niagara-on-theLake—followed by a winery visit with tasting and dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant.

*Prices are per person double occupancy. July: triple occupancy $689; singles $999. September: triple occupancy $639; singles $869. 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

RESERVE BY: July Trip: APRIL 2, 2018 September Trip: JUNE 4, 2018

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

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR

3 DAYS: Friday, July 13–Sunday, July 15, 2018 Friday, September 14–Sunday, September 16, 2018

$449

per person double occupancy $439 per person triple occupancy; $669 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $24. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

INCLUDES

RICH HISTORY, QUAINT SHOPS, world-class seafood and stunning sea-scapes, Boothbay makes a delightful getaway. We’ll spend two nights at the Boothbay Harbor Inn, located directly on the waterfront, with views of the harbor and the famous wooden footbridge. We’ll enjoy a light dinner and cabaret review show at the Carousel Dinner Theatre, a visit to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a narrated harbor cruise and a Maine Lobsterbake. As we head for home on Sunday, we’ll stop in Kennebunkport and have free time for lunch and shopping.

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Boothbay Harbor Inn • Four meals: two breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY: July Trip: APRIL 6, 2018 September Trip: JUNE 7, 2018

MONTREAL & QUEBEC CITY 5 DAYS: Sunday, July 15–Thursday, July 19, 2018

$879

per person double occupancy $869 per person triple occupancy, $1,179 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.

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU ON THIS SUMMER GETAWAY to Canada’s Quebec province? Beauty, culture and tons of old world charm! Spend two nights in fabulous Montreal, with accommodations in the heart of the city. Enjoy breakfast amongst locals at neighborhood restaurants and a guided tour that includes the panoramic view from Mount Royal. In Quebec City, we’ll have a narrated tour of both New and Old Quebec including the Plains of Abraham. After breakfast at the Parliament Building we’ll take an excursion to the Shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre and Montmorency Falls.

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Four nights’ accommodations: Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal two nights, Hotel Palace Royal, Quebec City two nights • Six meals: four breakfasts, two dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

Montmorency Falls

RESERVE BY APRIL 6, 2018

After deadline, call for availability.

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AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS

GRAND TETONS, YELLOWSTONE, BRYCE, ZION & GRAND CANYON 9 DAYS: Monday, August 20–Tuesday, August 28, 2018

$2,699

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,679 per person triple occupancy; $3,499 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Yellowstone National Park

JOIN THE TRAVEL CLUB AS WE VISIT FIVE OF AMERICA’S MOST BREATHTAKING PARKS— our great national treasures. We’ll begin with 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. Our next stop are the Grand Tetons of Wyoming—called the “Mountains of the Imagination”—which form a stunning landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above the valley floor and the cowboy-resort town of Jackson. Travel to Utah’s amazing Bryce Canyon National Park—dramatic arches, spires, steps and bridges of distinctive pink sandstone—and visit the soaring sandstone cliffs, decorated by time in hues of creams pinks and reds, of Zion National Park. Overnight at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park before departing for the lights of Las Vegas. Grand Tetons

FEATURES Yellowstone National Park tour including Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Grand Teton National Park including Jackson and Jenny Lakes and Chapel of Transformation. Wyoming’s Star Valley. Salt Lake City tour. Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Las Vegas.

RESERVE BY APRIL 13, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly schedule flights from Boston to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas to Boston, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ accommodations • Thirteen meals: eight breakfasts, five dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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CANADIAN ROCKIES

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & YELLOWSTONE 11 DAYS: Thursday, August 23–Sunday, September 2, 2018

from

$3,699

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $4,279 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600. Lake Louise

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES—a grand outdoor wonderland of dazzling peaks, lush alpine meadows, turquoise lakes, virgin forest, towering waterfalls and epic wildlife. Start in Banff National Park— “one of the world's premiere destinations, spanning a region of unparalleled majestic mountain scenery”–National Geographic)—famous for its outrageously colored lakes. Stop at turquoise-hued Lake Louise, Canada's “diamond in the wilderness,” and towering Victoria Glacier. Visit HeadSmashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO site before arriving in Waterton Lakes National Park, where Alberta's sprawling prairies meet the towering mountains. Arriving in Montana, we'll board vintage 1930's Red Buses for a tour of Glacier National Park—magnificent and pristine and the only place in the lower 48 where grizzlies still roam in ACCOMMODATIONS abundance—and travel up Going-to-theSun Road (“a strong contender for the most DAY 1 Flight from Boston International Hotel, Calgary AB spectacular road in America”–Lonely Planet). DAYS 2–4 Irwin's Mountain Inn, Banff AB Yellowstone is next—jaw-dropping mountain DAY 5 Glacier Country scenery, indescribable colors and jam-packed DAY 6 Holiday Inn, Missoula MT with wildlife—followed by the Grand Tetons DAYS 7–8 Yellowstone Park Hotel, Yellowstone and our final destination of Jackson. WY DAYS 9–10 DAY 11

Elk Country Inn, Jackson WY Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Calgary and Jackson to Boston, via a connecting city • Ten nights’ accommodations • Fifteen meals: ten breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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FEATURES Calgary tour, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Waterton Lakes National Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson. OPTIONALS: Banff—Lake Minnewanka Cruise, Icefields Parkway & Glacier Experience. Jackson— Snake River Float, Western Music Show & Dinner.

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BADLANDS & BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA 7 DAYS: Saturday, August 25–Friday, August 31, 2018

$2,249

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,229 per person triple occupancy; $2,779 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Crazy Horse Memorial

THE SPIRIT OF THE WEST LIVES ON in South Dakota and this week-long 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 of the Badlands and the 865 foot Devils Tower Monument (made famous in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”). Excursions to the man-made rock formations of Mount Rushmore and the still-inprogress Crazy Horse Memorial are equally breathtaking. 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…

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 1–3 DAYS 4–6 DAY 7

Flight from Boston Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City Hampton Inn and Casino, Deadwood Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

Badlands

FEATURES Rapid City: Journey Museum, excursion to Badlands & Wall Drug, visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park & Iron Mountain Road. Deadwood: tour, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kevin Costner’s TaTanka: Story of the Bison, excursion to Devils Tower Monument.

RESERVE BY APRIL 18, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Rapid City, SD, via a connecting city • Six nights’ accommodations • Nine meals: six breakfasts, three dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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TRAVEL CLUB SELECT

NORTHERN NATIONAL PARKS JACKSON, YELLOWSTONE, GRAND TETON, PARK CITY 8 DAYS: Friday, September 7–Friday, September 14, 2018

$2,799

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,769 per person triple occupancy; $3,549 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $250. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $550. If you purchase the waiver, the deposit is $300.

Jackson Hole

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER COWBOY on this trip into the heart of America's natural treasures—the national parks of Utah and Wyoming. We start our journey in Salt Lake City and have our choice of a visit to the Natural History Museum of Utah or the Red Butte Gardens. In the rugged splendor of Wyoming we'll find the cowboy town of Jackson Hole— the “Crown Jewel” of the Northern Rockies. Visit the first and oldest national park in the world at incomparable Yellowstone—(shout out if you spot the large, free-roaming herds of buffalo!)—and unforgettable Old Faithful. The Tetons are majestic and massive, creating an incredible landscape with twelve peaks above 12,000 feet. In Park City, Utah we'll visit Main Street with more than 64 historic buildings, charming shops, galleries and boutiques.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Flight from Boston

DAYS 1–2

Radisson Hotel Downtown, Salt Lake City

DAYS 3–6

Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole

DAY 7

Park City Marriott, Park City

DAY 8

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Salt Lake City, via a connecting city • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston's Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Seven nights’ first class accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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Yellowstone

FEATURES Salt Lake City tour, Natural History Museum of Utah OR Red Butte Gardens. Jackson, Oregon Trail Museum, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, cowboy entertainment and chuck wagon dinner. Grand Teton National Park. Park City: Olympic Park and Main Street. OPTIONALS: Jackson Hole—Snake River whitewater rafting & Lunch, Snake River scenic float & Lunch, Rodeo & Dinner.

SAVE $50 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY MARCH 1, 2018

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SAN ANTONIO GETAWAY

5 DAYS: Friday, September 14–Tuesday, September 18, 2018

$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. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $120. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Riverwalk

AS THE SONG SAYS “The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas,” and that’s where we’ll be on this four-night getaway to laid-back San Antonio. Historic and cosmopolitan, San Antonio manages this combination easily with a vibrant arts scene, monuments, museums and architecture. And, we’ll be front and center from our accommodations located right on the famous San Antonio River Walk—a network of “cypress-lined paths, arched bridges and lush landscapes” providing pedestrian-only access to eateries and cultural sites. We’ll enjoy both a city tour and river cruise that highlight the Mission San Jose and the Alamo; a visit to the LBJ Ranch and the “Texas White House,” the German settlement of Fredericksburg and Bandera—the “Cowboy Capital of the World”—for a traditional Texas barbecue and entertainment at an authentic dude ranch.

San Jose Mission

Alamo

FEATURES

INCLUDES

River Walk hotel accommodations; tour including Mission San Jose and the Alamo; El Mercado Mexican Marketplace. Excursion to Stonewall and the LBJ Ranch, “Texas White House,” Fredericksburg and Bandera; Paseo del Rio narrated boat ride.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to San Antonio, via a connecting city • Four nights’ accommodations: Drury Plaza Hotel • Seven meals: four breakfasts, three dinners • Escorted, private round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY MAY 7, 2018

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MACKINAC ISLAND MICHIGAN’S CROWN JEWEL

6 DAYS: Friday, September 14–Wednesday, September 19, 2018

$1,849

per person double occupancy $1,839 per person triple occupancy; $2,399 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge,

air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafeProtection Plan is $120. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Mackinac Island

OUR DESTINATION IS “SUSPENDED IN TIME”: Mackinac Island—voted one of the Top 10 Islands in the World by Condé Nast Traveler. Before we arrive in Michigan’s enchanting “Crown Jewel” we’ll visit one of America’s greatest historic destinations: 300 years of American life at Greenfield Village and the acclaimed Henry Ford Museum. On Mackinac we’ll enjoy waterfront accommodations at the gracious Island House. Horses, buggies and bicycles are the only transportation allowed on the island and we’ll set off on a scenic horse-drawn carriage tour followed by lunch at the magnificent Grand Hotel. Enjoy an overnight in Frankenmuth—a quaint Bavarian village settled in 1845—before our return to Boston.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 1–2 DAYS 3–4

Flight from Boston Greenfield Inn, Allen Park MI Island House, Mackinac Island MI

DAY 5

Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth MI

DAY 6

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Detroit, via a connecting city • Five nights’ accommodations • Nine meals: five breakfasts, one lunch, three dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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Covered Bridge, Frankenmuth, MI

FEATURES Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum, Mackinaw Crossings shopping complex, ferry to Mackinac Island, horse drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island, lunch at Grand Hotel, Bavarian village of Frankenmuth.

RESERVE BY MAY 7, 2018

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MEMPHIS & NASHVILLE

6 DAYS: Saturday, September 15–Thursday, September 20, 2018 Saturday, September 22–Thursday, September 27, 2018

$1,839

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,819 per person triple occupancy; $2,289 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $120. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Memphis

YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE! Discover the musical culture and rich historic tapestry of America’s iconic music meccas, Memphis and Nashville, and see where Blues and Rock & Roll began! In Memphis we’ll stroll along famous Beale Street—a National Historic Landmark lined with bars, restaurants, shops and live music venues. Memphis also means Elvis—her most famous son—and Graceland. We’ll enjoy a morning tour to learn about this musical heritage that ends with a visit to Elvis’ palatial estate—filled with the largest collection of gold records in the world as well as his elaborate stage costumes and jewelry—and his burial site in the Meditation Garden. During your free time this afternoon you might visit the impressive Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Memphis Rock ’n Soul Museum (a satellite of the Smithsonian), the Gibson Guitar Factory or catch the famous Duck March at the Peabody Hotel! You’ll have a chance to get acquainted with Memphis’ other king: legendary Bar-b-que at a slew of famous BBQ joints such as Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Tops Bar-B-Q, Central BBQ and Neely’s Bar-B-Que. Nashville, where country ACCOMMODATIONS music was born, has become the new darling DAY 1 Flight from Boston of the South; it was one of the most popular DAYS 1–2 Sheraton Hotel, Memphis TN international travel destinations of 2014 and DAYS 3–5 Gaylord Opryland, Nashville TN ranked #15 on The New York Times list of 52 DAY 6 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations Places to Go in 2014. We’ll hit the highlights as we visit famous Music Row, Historic RCA Studio B, the Parthenon and the one-of-a-kind INCLUDES Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights Nashville’s musical legacy is best preserved from Boston to Memphis and Nashville to at the Grand Ole Opry and we have reserved Boston, via a connecting city seats for an evening performance before a day • Five nights’ hotel accommodations • Eight meals: five breakfasts, three dinners visiting either the Ryman Auditorium or the • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ Johnny Cash Museum. RESERVE BY MAY 8, 2018

hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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TRAVEL CLUB SELECT

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS VISIT COLORADO & UTAH

9 DAYS: Saturday, September 22–Sunday, September 30, 2018

$3,249

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,219 per person triple occupancy; $4,049 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $240. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $550. If you purchase the waiver, the deposit is $300.

Pike's Peak from Garden of the Gods

EXPERIENCE A SPECTACULAR PANORAMA OF SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS, Alpine lakes, meadows of wildflowers, prairies and high plains as we travel to the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains for visits to four National Parks, two National Forests and a National Monument— not to mention paradise on earth at Colorado Springs' Garden of the Gods. Rocky Mountain National Park—called the “Roof of the Rockies”—dominates the landscape with its massive peaks and rugged canyons. More than 40 movies have been filmed among the more than 1,000 red sandstone arches of Arches National Park. At incomparable Canyonlands National Park we'll see the Island in the Sky mesa perched atop massive cliffs. Witness the ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, ACCOMMODATIONS named “one of the 50 places to visit in a lifetime,” by National Geographic magazine. DAY 1 Flight from Boston DAYS 1–2 Sheraton Denver Downtown, Our adventure also includes a ride on the Denver CO Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad DAYS 3–4 Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction, and a journey aboard a cog railway to the top Grand Junction CO of Pike's Peak (approx. 14,110'). DAYS 5–6

Durango Strater Hotel, Durango CO

DAYS 7–8

Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs CO

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Denver, via a connecting city • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston's Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Eight nights’ first-class accommodations • Twelve meals: eight breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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FEATURES Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Rim Rock. Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky mesa. Silverton, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Mesa Verde National Park and Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings. San Juan National Forest and Rio Grande National Forest. Pike's Peak Cog Railway and Garden of the Gods. OPTIONAL: Colorado Springs—Air Force Academy.

SAVE $250 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY MARCH 15, 2018

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NEW ORLEANS AND THE GULF COAST

6 DAYS: Sunday, September 30–Friday, October 5, 2018 Sunday, October 14–Friday, October 19, 2018

$1,779

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,759 per person triple occupancy; $2,279 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $120. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

French Quarter

RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THIS UNFORGETTABLE 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 we’ll learn the art of catching, cooking and eating—Mississippi Gulf Coast style—followed by lunch at a popular eatery and a visit to the Beauvoir-Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. Arrive in New Orleans and take in the sights with our local guide as we visit the Lakefront, St. Charles Avenue, Jackson Square and famous St. Louis #3 Cemetery. Our accommodations in The Big Easy are superbly located in a private residential area of the French Quarter. At the New Orleans School of Cooking we’ll have dinner and learn how to cook Louisiana-style! Enjoy an excursion along the River Road to beautiful Oak Alley Plantation—complete with tour, free time to enjoy the grounds and an included lunch. We’ll wind up this southern adventure with the traditional jazz brunch buffet at the historic Court of Two Sisters.

TRAVEL FACT

INCLUDES

The French Quarter or Vieux Carré is New Orleans’s oldest neighborhood and a National Historic Landmark. Explore its architecture; lush greenery and fountains; Jackson Square’s fortune tellers, artists and musicians; cafés, voodoo temples and the historic French Market!

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

RESERVE BY MAY 21, 2018

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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA & U.S. NATIONAL PARKS MESA VERDE, GRAND CANYON, ZION, BRYCE CANYON, GRAND TETON, YELLOWSTONE 12 DAYS: Friday, October 12–Tuesday, October 23, 2018

from

$3,169

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $4,019 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Per person deposit is $600. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

AT ALBUQUERQUE’S BALLOON 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. This incredible experience starts our journey through America’s most breathtaking national parks. 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 South Rim scenic walk. Zion National Park is a maze of soaring sandstone cliffs decorated in hues of creams, pinks and reds and the dramatic arches and spires 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 and awe-inspiring views. And, if these iconic landmarks aren’t enough, we’ve included a three-night stay in the colorful resort town FEATURES of Jackson, Wyoming.

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

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: morning mass ascension and evening Night Magic Glow. Visit Durango. Mesa Verde National Park tour including cliff dwellings, Monument Valley. Cameron Trading Post. Grand Canyon: South Rim scenic walk. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Zion National Park, open-air tram ride. Bryce Canyon National Park tour. Jackson: Grand Teton National Park including Logan Canyon and Bear Lake, Yellowstone National Park. OPTIONALS: Grand Canyon—Helicopter Ride.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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$2,099

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$2,884 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $500.

THE JEWEL OF CENTRAL AMERICA, Costa Rica is an eco-tourism haven with an enlight­ened approach to conservation that ensures its lush jungles are home to playful monkeys, languid sloths, crocodiles, lizards and a mind-boggling assortment of exotic birds. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth, we’ll discover natu­ral parks, reserves and protected areas that captivate nature lovers. Our tour begins with an overnight in colorful San Jose before we head to Arenal Volcano National Park and experience a hike along the base of the mountain and a hanging bridges walking tour at tree-top level. Our next stop is the Monteverde Cloud Forest—considered to be one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the New World tropics. Our adventure ends at breathtakingly beautiful Guanacaste ACCOMMODATIONS on the Pacific coast, boasting mesmerizing DAY 1 Flight from Boston, Wyndham ocean views, lovely sandy beaches and lush Garden Escazu, San Jose tropical greenery. DAYS 2–3 Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal DAYS 4–5

Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco, Monteverde

DAYS 6–7

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Guanacaste

DAY 8

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES FEATURES San Jose panoramic tour. Visit to town of Sarchi. Arenal Volcano National Park: 2 1/2 hr hike, Mistico Park Hanging Bridges walking tour. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Guanacaste: free time

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 6, 2017

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to San Jose and Liberia to Boston, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations • Breakfast daily • Private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager from Day 1–6

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

COSTA RICA GETAWAY

8 DAYS: Friday, February 9–Friday, February 16, 2018


EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

IRELAND

AN EASY-PACED TOUR 9 DAYS: Sunday, April 1–Monday, April 9, 2018

$2,999

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$3,334 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $500. Cliffs of Moher

JOIN US ON THIS SMALL-GROUP, RELAXED-PACED VACATION TO IRELAND. We've designed a tour with a few days combining both sightseeing and leisure time and a few fuller days of touring broken up by lunch or free time. Charming, enchanting, hospitable and gorgeous—discover Ireland's glorious natural beauty and rich history on this relaxing vacation. Our tour begins in easy-going Dublin with a stop for tea and scones at Malahide Castle and a panoramic city tour upon arrival. We'll enjoy half-day excursions to admire the gorgeous gardens of Powerscourt Estate and the monastic ruins at Glendalough. Enjoy sightseeing in Cork and lunch at a local restaurant in Cobh. Next we'll head north for a walking tour in Galway and a visit to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher. Visit ACCOMMODATIONS the charming village of Adare and enjoy DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston afternoon tea in a local tearoom before a DAYS 2–4 Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin farewell dinner at our hotel in Limerick. DAYS 5–6

Metropole Hotel, Cork

DAYS 7–8

Clayton Hotel, Limerick

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Aer Lingus flights from Boston to Dublin and Shannon to Boston • Seven nights’ three- and four-star accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, one lunch while touring, welcome and farewell dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

Visit to Malahide Castle with tea and scones refreshments. Dublin panoramic city tour. Excursion to Powerscourt Estate. Excursion to Glendalough. Visit to Kilkenny and Kilkenny Castle. Sightseeing in Cork. Excursion to Cobh with lunch and walking tour. Excursion to Galway and walking tour. Visit Cliffs of Moher. Sightseeing in Limerick and St. John’s Castle. Visit Adare and afternoon tea at local tearoom.

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RESERVE BY OCTOBER 30, 2017

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8 DAYS: Saturday, April 7–Saturday, April 14, 2018

$2,299

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single supplement is $345. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge,air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Florence

FLORENCE IS A STUNNING MEDIEVAL CITY considered to be one of the world's most beautiful with its palaces, churches and museums. So you won't be overwhelmed by this breathtaking collection, we've included a half-day walking tour to acquaint you with the city's most famous areas and a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Journey into the Tuscan countryside for two full-day excursions: Siena and San Gimignano and Pisa and Lucca. Enjoy your leisure time in Florence with visits to 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.

Pisa

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Florence: half-day guided walking tour, admission to Uffizi Gallery. Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano: walking tour of Siena, admission to Duomo in Siena, wine tasting at Agriturismo Poggio Alloro. Excursion to Pisa and Lucca: walking tour of Lucca, admission to the Baptistery in Pisa and Palazzo Mansi in Lucca.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Rome • Six nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel California • Buffet breakfast daily • Welcome beverage on arrival • Welcome dinner with wine at local restaurant • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

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FLORENCE & TUSCANY GETAWAY


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PARIS ESCAPE

APRIL SCHOOL VACATION WEEK: 7 DAYS: Friday, April 13–Thursday, April 19, 2018: $1,999* Thursday, October 25–Wednesday October, 31, 2018: $1,899* *Prices are per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single reservations: April $2,589; October $2,799. Triples for this tour are unavailable. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $500. Eiffel Tower

“PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.” — AUDREY HEPBURN. Hundreds of Club members have traveled to Paris with us over the years and this Travel Club classic remains one of the best values in travel today! We'll stay in a quiet street of the 16th arrondissement, in the heart of Paris, at the four-star Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kleber, in strolling distance to the Place du Trocadero, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysees, and the Arc de Triomphe. Often compared to NYC's Upper East Side, the posh 16th is elegant residential neighborhoods with pretty art-deco architecture, world-class museums and fine restaurants. Located on the right bank between Boulogne-Billancourt and the Arc de Triomphe, the 16th includes the vast wooded area of Bois de Boulogne and we'll enjoy the wide tree-lined boulevards, neighborhood bistros, elegant gardens and vintage boutiques of this area. Note: While the Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th arrondissement, the 16th lays claim to some of the most impressive views of it. The best outlook is from Jardins du Trocadéro—it offers some of the best views of this famous landmark as well as striking panoramas of the city—for some of the best head to the terrace bar at Hotel Raphael.

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TRAVELER REVIEW

• Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled Air France flights from Boston to Paris • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Victor Hugo Paris Kleber (or similar) • Breakfast daily • Half day Paris Discovery Tour: panoramic tour and walking tour of Montmartre • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

“Paris has been on my bucket list for some time so this trip was a conquest. I saw and experienced all that I wanted to do. Great trip! I’d do it again!” —Maureen O., Fall 2015

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RESERVE BY: April Trip: NOVEMBER 10, 2017 October Trip: MAY 21, 2018

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APRIL SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

9 DAYS: Friday, April 13–Saturday, April 21, 2018

$3,399

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 $500. Schönbrunn Palace

DISCOVER TWO OF EUROPE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC CITIES in the Imperial capitals of Vienna and Prague. We’ll begin in Vienna—one of the world’s great cultural treasures—and called “Europe’s classiest capital,” by Rick Steves. Enjoy a pan­oramic tour and visits to Schönbrunn Palace and the Viennese Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions at their morning training. En route to Prague we’ll enjoy an overnight in the enchanting Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Our holiday ends in fairytale Prague—an old and glorious city with his­tory carved into every cobblestone of its nar­row streets. Prague is one of the few European capitals whose architecture has remained unmarred by war for the last 600 years. Explore the 1,000-year-old grounds of Hradcany Castle, walk through the Jewish Quarter and enjoy a short cruise on the Vlatva River.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 2–4 DAY 5 DAYS 6–8 Prague

DAY 9

Overnight flight from Boston Hotel Stefanie, Vienna Hotel Dvorak, Cesky Krumlov Hotel Adria, Prague Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Vienna: panoramic tour, visit to Schönbrunn Palace, visit to Viennese Spanish Riding School. Cesky Krumlov walking tour and castle. Prague: panoramic tour, visit to Prague Castle, walking tour of Jewish Quarter, Vlatva River cruise, excursion to Karlštejn Castle.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Vienna and Prague to Boston, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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VIENNA & PRAGUE


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VENICE

APRIL SCHOOL VACATION WEEK 7 DAYS: Saturday, April 14–Friday, April 20, 2018

$2,499

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$3,434 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $500. Rialto Bridge

YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE VENICE! This exotic lagoon city, built on a hundred islands in the Adriatic, is a watery labyrinth of sun-speckled canals and arched bridges, marble palaces, piazzas both massive and tiny, narrow streets and a glorious quay-side promenade…all in a car-free zone! The heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco, looks as perfect as a film set. The iconic Basilica, Doges Palace, Rialto Bridge and Bridge of Sighs are everything you’ve hoped for. Your first cruise (by gondola or vaporetto) down the Grand Canal—the most beautiful “street” in Venice, surrounded by opulent architecture and bustling with water-craft—is an unforgettable experience! You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the San Marco area and then it’s time to indulge: visit the marvelous Peggy Guggenheim Collection or Ca’Rezzonico with its 18thcentury art and decadent furnishings; wander down mysterious passageways, listen to music in a floodlit square, sip a Bellini at Bar Longhi at Hotel Gritti Palace. No matter where you go, you’ll find history, beauty and romance. “An endlessly Venice Storefronts seductive charm.”—Rick Steves

INCLUDES

TRAVELER REVIEW

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Venice, via a connecting city • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Gabrielli • Breakfast daily • Half-day guided walking tour with admission to Doges Palace • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

“A most enjoyable experience. I liked that we were met by a representative when we arrived in Venice. I enjoyed the walking tour. Taking side-trips without time restraints also made the trip our own unique experience which I loved.” —Susan G.

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THE CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE, LUCCA & SIENA 9 DAYS: Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 22, 2018: $2,499* Saturday, October 13–Sunday, October 21, 2018: $2,599* *prices are per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Tuscany

A GORGEOUS, SUN-DRENCHED CLIMATE; romantic landscapes; exquisite art and architecture and traditional delicious cuisine—experience the Italy of your dreams in Tuscany with The Travel Club. From accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel Plaza in the exclusive spa resort of Montecatini Terme, we’ll enjoy excursions through the Tuscan countryside, visiting Florence— “The Cradle of the Renaissance”—and home to the Academy of Fine Arts and Michelangelo’s David, the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio—elegant Lucca with its Roman reminders, beautiful Siena with the most gorgeous scallop-shaped piazza and astonishing San Gimignano—the city of medieval towers. We’ve set aside a full day to explore the Cinque Terre, five crazily constructed fishing villages, set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet. To these wondrous surroundings, we’ve FEATURES added wine tastings and fabulous local April 2018: Welcome cocktail. Full-day excursion to lunches, wine with dinner at the hotel and Siena and San Gimignano. Full-day excursion to Florence expert guides leading the way. The Travel with walking tour. Excursion to Lucca with walking Club’s exclusive trip to Tuscany can’t be beat! tour. Wine tasting and lunch. Montecatini Alto and local market. Cooking demonstration at hotel. Full-day excursion to Cinque Terre including lunch with wine . October 2018: Welcome cocktail. Full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano including lunch with wine. Full-day excursion to Florence with walking tour. Full-day excursion to Pisa and Lucca including walking tour and lunch with wine. Montecatini local market. Excursion to Vinci for winery visit, wine tasting and light lunch and visit to Leonardo da Vinci Museum and House. Full-day excursion to Cinque Terre including lunch with wine.

RESERVE BY April Trip: DECEMBER 31, 2017 October Trip: MARCH 31, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Grand Hotel Plaza, Montecatini Terme • April 2018: Fifteen meals: seven breakfasts, two lunches with wine, six dinners with wine • October 2018: Sixteen meals: seven breakfasts, four lunches with wine, five dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

Single supplement is $230 April/$235 October. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $100. Call to reserve. 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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CLASSIC TUSCANY


THE AMALFI COAST CAPRI, POSITANO, POMPEII AND RAVELLO

$2,699

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

THIS IS THE TRIP OUR MEMBERS CALL THE BEST VALUE in travel today! In a country with over 7,000 km of coastline, the Amalfi Coast is often considered the “coast with the most.” This 50 km long stretch of paradise entrances visitors with stunning scenery, panoramic vistas, sun-washed, hill-hugging villages and, of course, its unmatched Italian style and culture. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful, romantic and dramatic and the Club has become justly famous for our tour of the best of the best. Home-base is a charming hotel in Maiori with its long, wide beach. From there we’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; an excursion to Sorrento where we'll have a pizza-making lesson followed by lunch and a limoncello tasting, an exploration of Amalfi and Ravello with lunch. The next day we'll travel by motorboat to the village that seems to tumble into the blue sea—Positano—where we'll enjoy lunch and have the whole day to explore on our own.

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“We thank you for giving us a wonderful experience on the Amalfi Coast and Rome. We met new friends, enjoyed amazing scenery, sights and history. Great value for our money. We will continue to view your website to help in planning our next getaway! Oh... and the food and wine were wonderful.” —Susan C.

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

9 DAYS:

Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 22, 2018 Saturday, May 5–Sunday, May 13, 2018 Saturday, May 12–Sunday, May 20, 2018 Saturday, September 22–Sunday, September 30, 2018 Saturday, October 6–Sunday, October 14, 2018

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Pietra di Luna, Maiori • Fifteen meals, seven continental/buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local guide during excursions

Welcome drink and tour orientation; half-day guided excursion to Pompeii archaeological site, including a winery visit and lunch; full-day guided excursion to Capri; excursion to Sorrento with a pizza-making class followed by lunch and a limoncello tasting; full-day excursion to Amalfi and Ravello with lunch; full-day visit to Positano with lunch; cooking lesson at hotel.

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Capri

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AMSTERDAM, LUXEMBOURG & BRUSSELS 10 DAYS: Saturday, April 14–Monday, April 23, 2018

from

$3,009

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $3,519 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Amsterdam

SPRING MAY BE THE VERY BEST TIME to visit Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels, three of Europe’s most picturesque cities. We’ll say “hallo” to Amsterdam, where our guide acquaints us with the charms of this lively city. We’ll tour venerable old Luxembourg City—17th-century architecture and flowering gardens—and see the World War II Monument and American Cemetery and Memorial. En route to Brussels—awash with elegant baroque houses and Gothic cathedrals—we’ll journey through the rolling hills of the Ardennes (site of the Battle of the Bulge) and Bastogne. Browse the galleries of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts for a peek at works by Monet and Gauguin or sample some of Belgium’s renowned pastries and chocolate. ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 2–4 DAY 5–6 DAYS 7–9 DAY 10

Overnight flight from Boston The Manor Hotel-Hampshire Eden, Amsterdam Doubletree by Hilton, Luxembourg City Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • 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 • Services of professional Tour Director

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FEATURES Amsterdam tour including Dam Square, Royal Palace, Anne Frank Museum, admission to Van Gogh Museum. Free day in Amsterdam. Visit Maastricht. Luxembourg City tour including Old Town, Citadel of the Holy Spirit, Grand Ducal Palace, World War II Monument to National Unity, Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. View the Ardennes and Bastogne War Museum. Brasserie du Bocq brewery and beer tasting. Brussels tour including the Royal Palace, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Grand Place market chocolate and beer tasting. Free day in Brussels. OPTIONALS: Amsterdam—Keukenhof Gardens, Canal cruise and dinner, Excursion to Delft. Luxembourg—Excursion to Trier, Germany. Brussels—Belgian cooking class and dinner, Excursion to Ghent, tasting tour and canal cruise.

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GRAND TOUR OF SPAIN

MADRID, SEVILLA, GRANADA, CORDOBA, VALENCIA, BARCELONA 11 DAYS: Wednesday, April 18–Saturday, April 28, 2018 Wednesday, September 12–Saturday, September 22, 2018

$3,379

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,379 per person triple occupancy; $4,199 for single reservations. Single accommodations for this tour are limited. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $220. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

Valencia

TAPAS—THE POPULAR SPANISH CUISINE that offers small, sample-sized dishes to enjoy a variety of exotic tastes. This tour is the travel equivalent—a chance to experience all Spain has to offer in “tapas-sized” explorations of its most popular cities. Discover Madrid—the heart of España—with a guided tour of the Royal Palace and a side trip to Spain's medieval capital, Toledo. Visit the Moorish city of Cordoba and tour the Mezquita—a glorious 8th-century mosque. From there, explore Seville—blessed with looks, personality and sunshine. Next, it's on to 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 ACCOMMODATIONS to Valencia. We'll visit the town's bustling DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston market and walk through the old quarter. This DAYS 2–4 Catalonia Atocha Hotel, Madrid vacation ends in the enchanting seaside city of DAYS 5–6 Melia Leberos Hotel, Seville Barcelona. A bit of this, a taste of that—it's the DAY 7 Hotel Carmen, Granada perfect way to experience the best of Spain! DAY 8

FEATURES Madrid: tour featuring the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace inside visit; visit to Toledo. Cordoba: the Mezquita UNESCO site and Jewish Quarter. Seville: Columbus's tomb, Cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter, evening flamenco show and dinner. Granada: tour the Alhambra and Generalife. Valencia: walking tour including the old quarter, Central Market, the silk exchange. Barcelona: “la Sagrada Familia.”

RESERVE BY: April Trip: NOVEMBER 13, 2017 September Trip: APRIL 5, 2018

DAYS 9–10 DAY 11

Hotel Tryp Valencia Feria, Valencia Ayre Hotel Gran Via, Barcelona Return flight to Boston

or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Madrid and Barcelona to Boston, via a connecting city • Nine nights’ first-class accommodations • Seventeen meals: nine breakfasts, eight dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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SICILY’S RESORTS

11 DAYS: Friday, May 11–Monday, May 21, 2018

$3,599

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $400. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required Per person deposit is $300.

Mt. Etna, Taormina

THIS EXCLUSIVE CLUB VACATION explores Sicily’s legendary and colorful seaside resorts! Start in Castellammare del Golfo, a picturesque seaside town with a handsome curved harbor; visit Erice, a mesmerizing walled medieval town and indulge in a wine-tasting tour at Donnafugata Cellars in Marsala. Enjoy a stop in Cefalù, historic and bustling with color and dramatically set on a craggy coast. On the island of Lipari we’ll stay in Lipari Town—a busy little port with a pretty, pastel colored seafront, enjoy a get-acquainted tour and lunch at a local seafood restaurant. We’ve included two full-day excursions: Vulcano Island and the islands of Panarea and Stromboli to see the sun set on the volcano! We’ll end our vacation in Taormina, a breathtaking paradise where history meets “la dolce vita” with quaint ACCOMMODATIONS streets packed with color and charm, DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston boutiques and cafés. Enjoy a guided walking DAYS 2–4 Hotel Al Madarig, tour and an excursion to Mt. Etna followed Castellammare del Golfo by a winery visit and lunch at Villagrande DAYS 5–8 Hotel Arciduca, Lipari DAYS 9–10 Hotel Continental, Taormina Estate on the slopes of the volcano! DAY 11

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Palermo and Catania to Boston, via Rome • Nine nights’ three- and four-star accommodations • Nineteen meals: nine breakfasts, three lunches while touring, seven dinners with wine • Round-trip hydrofoil ferry from Milazzo to Lipari • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

Full-day excursion to Palermo and Monreale. Visit Erice; excursion to Donnafugata Wine Estate in Marsala with visit of historic family cellars and wine tasting with local specialties; visit Fontanasalsa for olive oil tasting. Visit Cefalù. Half-day guided tour of Lipari island and lunch with wine. Afternoon and evening boat excursion to Panarea and Stromboli. Full-day boat excursion to Vulcano. Guided walking tour of Taormina. Excursion to Mt. Etna followed by winery estate visit and lunch.

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LAKE GARDA & LAKE COMO

9 DAYS: Saturday, May 12–Sunday, May 20, 2018

$2,899

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single supplement is $300. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Lake Como

IN A COUNTRY OF UNMATCHED BEAUTY, the Italian Lakes region makes an impression all its own. This holiday hits the highlights as we begin with three days in Lake Garda and our lakeside hotel—home base for visits to romantic Verona, Brescia, with its airy piazzas, picturesque lanes and, possibly, the most beautiful historic center in the region and Bergamo, pretty as a postcard nestled in the foothills of the Alps. Next we'll explore legendary Lake Como including a visit by private boat to magical Bellagio—a town that many regard as the most beautiful in Italy—a tour of Villa Carlotta and Como town. It's a week of glamorous locations, unrivaled scenery and, of course, great food!

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Lake Garda

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–5

Hotel Drago, Assenza di Brenzone, Lake Garda

DAYS 6–8

Hotel Firenze, Como, Lake Como

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Lake Garda excursion including Peschiera, Sirmione and Desenzano with lunch. Excursion to Verona with walking tour. Excursion to Brescia with tour and winery visit. Bergamo guided tour. Excursion to Bellagio with cruise and tour of Villa Carlotta. Excursion to Milan with tour and admission to Scala Museum.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Verona and Milan to Boston, via Rome • Seven nights' three-star accommodations • Welcome drink and tour orientation • Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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THE ITALIAN LAKES


THE AZORES

THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL 8 DAYS: Sunday, May 27–Sunday, June 3, 2018 Sunday, September 23–Sunday, September 30, 2018

$2,299

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,299 per person triple occupancy; $2,619 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

Sete Cidades

BREATHTAKING VOLCANIC CRATERS, lush gardens, hot springs and stunning coastal views—the Azores are exquisite. A non-stop flight from Boston brings us to beautiful Sao Miguel—the Green Island—in just four-and-a-half hours. From our downtown accommodations in colorful Ponta Delgada, we’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. We’ll be entertained at a tea plantation and passion fruit liqueur factory, enjoy a traditional Azorean feast cooked underground by the hot springs and stroll the winding paths at Terra Nostra Botanical Park. Add in quaint villages, tropical waterfalls, ocean views and a full day to explore on our own and we’ll understand why National Geographic rates the Azores as one of the top ten vacation spots in the world!

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled Azores Airlines flights from Boston to Sao Miguel • Six nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Marina Atlantico, Ponta Delgada (or similar) • Thirteen meals: six breakfasts, two lunches, five dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

Ponta Delgada tour, excursion to Sete Cidades twin lakes, pineapple plantation, ceramic factory, passion fruit liqueur factory, Caldeira Veha waterfall, Lagoa de Fogo (Fire Lake), excursion to Valley of Furnas, traditional cozido feast, Terra Nostra Botanical Park, Pico do Ferro overlook, visit tea plantation, excursion to Ribeira Grande, Ribeira dos Calderoes, Nordeste, day at leisure, excursion to Quinta Pico da Cruz farm, Lusitano horses dressage demonstration.

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FJORDS OF NORWAY

BERGEN & OSLO: AN INDEPENDENT VACATION 8 DAYS: Tuesday, June 12–Tuesday, June 19, 2018

$2,999

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

$3,534 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase. This is not a group tour.

Bergen

WITH WORLD-CLASS SCENERY—steep-sided fjords of impossibly blue water, ancient history—this is the home of the Vikings, after all—and a lively, cosmopolitan culture, Norway is a top destination for the world traveler! ACCOMMODATIONS We’ll begin our independent holiday in the beautiful waterfront city of Bergen—its DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4 Hotel Zander K, Bergen most famous site is the UNESCO Bryggen DAY 5 Hotel Flamsbrygga, Flam wharf district whose wooden alleyways are DAYS 6–7 Hotel Clarion Collection Gabelshus, a haven for artists and craftspeople with Oslo bijou shops and boutiques. We’ve included DAY 8 Return flight to Boston admission to the funicular that ascends to or similar hotel accommodations the summit of Floyen for the most stunning views of the city. Departing Bergen INCLUDES we’ll cruise along the coast and into the • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Sognefjord—Norway’s largest—with some Boston to Bergen and Oslo to Boston, via a of the country’s most dramatic scenery. connecting city We’ll break our journey with an overnight • Six nights’ four-star accommodations stay in Flam before boarding the Flam • Breakfast daily Railway and Bergen Line. Described as a • Round-trip Floibanen funicular ride from Bergen – Floyen Mountain “journey you’ll never forget” this spectacular • Transfer from Bergen hotel to Bergen port ride takes us through the scenic Flam valley • Scenic cruise from Bergen to Flam (5 hr, to the mountain station of Myrdal, where we 30 min) change to the Bergen line, taking us across • Scenic Flam Railway train from Flam to the beautiful mountain plateau to Oslo. Myrdal, Scenic Bergen Railway train from Here we’ll enjoy an Oslo Fjord sightseeing Myrdal to Oslo (5 hrs) cruise passing narrow inlets, idyllic bays and • Transfer from Oslo train station to hotel • Two-hour Fjord sightseeing cruise stalwart lighthouses. RESERVE BY JANUARY 10, 2018

(embarks/disembarks at City Hall) • Hosted, round-trip airport/hotel transfers

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SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, ITALY, AUSTRIA & GERMANY THE JEWELS OF ALPINE EUROPE

13 DAYS: Monday, July 2–Saturday, July 14, 2018 from

$4,149

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $4,629 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Lucerne; photo © Lucerne Tourism

EXPERIENCE RICH CULTURE, impressive architecture and culinary delights against a backdrop of soaring alpine peaks. Begin in sophisticated lake-side Lucerne and explore the winding, medievalera streets of the Old Town. Cross into France for a boat cruise around Lake Annecy, ACCOMMODATIONS offering panoramic views of the breathtaking DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston mountains that inspired Paul Cezanne. Visit DAYS 2–3 Ameron Hotel Flora Luzern, the picturesque valley and charming resort Lucerne region village of Chamonix at the base of Mont Blanc. DAYS 4–5 Hotel Novotel Annecy Centre Atria, Annecy Cross the border into Italy and spend the day DAYS 6–7 NH Pontevecchio, Lake Como region on Lake Como as we visit Villa Carlotta, an DAY 8 Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz elegant 18th century Italian estate surrounded DAYS 9–10 Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck by 14 acres of gardens. Soak up the views from DAYS 11–12 Four Points by Sheraton Munich chic St. Moritz, visit Innsbruck, capital of the Central, Munich Austrian Tyrol, and Munich for a guided tour DAY 13 Return flight to Boston and a day to explore on our own. or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• 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 • Services of a professional Tour Director

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. Munich—Dachau. SALZBURG 2n post-tour extension $399 pp/do land. OPTIONALS: Mozart Concert and dinner, Eagle's Nest excursion with salt mines.

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BRUGES—DESCRIBED AS EUROPE’S MOST WELLPRESERVED MEDIEVAL CITY—is filled with picturesque cobbled lanes, canals and market squares that beg to be explored. Enjoy an eclectic mix of things to do in this charming city: take a brewery tour, visit one of the city’s more than 50 chocolate shops, dine on hearty seafood dishes, view the collection at the Groeninge Museum, explore the secret gardens of Bruges’ almhouses. Enjoy a tour of Bruges’ historic center including a short canal cruise and an excursion to lovely Ghent.

$2,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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BRUGES GETAWAY

7 DAYS: Tuesday, September 4–Monday, September 10, 2018

Single supplement is $595. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

INCLUDES

RESERVE BY APRIL 2, 2018

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Brussels, via a connecting city • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: Navarra Hotel, Bruges • Breakfast daily • Full-day city tour • Full-day excursion to Ghent • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

9 DAYS: Friday, October 19–Saturday, October 27, 2018 JOIN US FOR A WEEK IN ROME and enjoy three days of touring and three days to explore on our own from our centrally located Hotel Milani accommodations. Explore St. per person double occupancy Peter's Square and Basilica and visit the Vatican Museum INCLUDES round-trip airfare, with “jump-the-line” tickets, followed by a panoramic fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. coach tour. Enjoy excursions to hilltop Tivoli—including Single supplement is $375. Triple guided tours of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Villa accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes Adriana, the sprawling estate of Emperor Hadrian, and the and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300. 16th-century Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa famous for its landscaped gardens and lavish fountains— INCLUDES and the Castelli Romani wine district where we'll visit the Apostolic Palace of • Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled Castel Gandolfo—the beloved summer Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Rome • Seven nights’ superior three-star residence of many Popes. Both excursions accommodations: Hotel Milani include lunch with wine.

$2,499

RESERVE BY MARCH 31, 2018

• Breakfast daily, welcome beverage on arrival, welcome dinner with wine at local restaurant, two lunches with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

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A WEEK IN ROME


LEGENDARY IRELAND

9 DAYS: Wednesday, September 5–Thursday, September 13, 2018

$2,849

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,849 per person triple occupancy; $3,499 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

Kylemore Abbey

“THE PIPES, THE PIPES ARE CALLING, from glen to glen, and down the mountain side….” Next September you can answer on this week-long jaunt that offers a bit of history, loads of hospitality and a countryside full of charm and beauty. We’ll delve right in when upon arrival, we head directly to the amazing 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher and later arrive at our accommodations in Galway. In Connemara, we’ll visit the gothic revival lakeside castle of Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian Gardens and have leisure time to explore Galway. Enjoy a visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and a drive through the lovely village of Adare before arriving in Killarney where we’ll have a two-night stay. An amazing excursion is in store as we wind along the Ring of Kerry, see the Gap of Dunloe and enjoy a visit to Muckross House. Journey to world-famous Blarney Castle and earn the gift of gab by kissing the Blarney ACCOMMODATIONS Stone, before a walking tour of Kinsale. Visit DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston Cork’s English Market, tour Old Jameson DAYS 2–3 Menlo Park Hotel, Galway Distillery and see the famous Rock of Cashel. DAYS 4–5 Randles Hotel, Killarney Our last stop will be Dublin where we’ll DAY 6 Trident Hotel, Kinsale spend two nights and see Trinity College and DAYS 7–8 Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin St. Patrick’s Cathedral on a guided tour with DAY 9 Return flight to Boston free time to explore on our own. or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Dublin or Shannon • Seven nights’ accommodations • Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, six dinners, including dinner and entertainment at Merry Ploughboy’s Pub • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

Cliffs of Moher, Connemara region, Kylemore Abbey, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ring of Kerry, Gap of Dunloe, Muckross House, Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone, Blarney Woolen Mills, Kinsale, Old Jameson Distillery in Midleton, Rock of Cashel, Dublin Tour including Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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THE FRENCH RIVIERA, PROVENCE AND PARIS

9 DAYS: Friday, September 7–Saturday, September 15, 2018

from

$3,499

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $4,079 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Provence

BREATHTAKING 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 and people-watch from a charming café. The Impressionists were inspired by the bright landscapes of Provence and we’ll have a delightful two-night stay in charming ACCOMMODATIONS Avignon where we visit the 14th-century DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston Papal Palace. The high-speed TGV train DAYS 2–3 AC Hotel Nice, Nice whisks us to the City of Light—Paris— DAYS 4–5 Mercure Avignon Palais des Papes, and we’ll have a welcoming panoramic Avignon DAYS 6–8 Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre tour. With grand architecture, illustrious Coeur, Paris museums, eclectic neighborhoods, endless DAY 9 Return flight to Boston shopping and inviting cafés on every corner, or similar hotel accommodations you’ll discover the France of your dreams!

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Nice tour featuring Old Town. Cassis with calanques cruise. Avignon tour including the old town and Papal Palace. Paris panoramic tour. OPTIONALS: Nice— Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino and dinner. Avignon— Aixen-Provence excursion including wine-tasting and dinner. Paris—Evening excursion including dinner and river cruise; Versailles Palace and Gardens; Monet and Giverny excursion. PARIS 2n post-tour extension $349 pp/do. OPTIONAL: Montmartre lunch and wine tasting.

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

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DEVONSHIRE & CORNWALL GEMS OF BRITAIN

10 DAYS: Thursday, September 13–Saturday, September 22, 2018

$3,229

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single supplement is $585. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400. Cornwall

“DEVON AND CORNWALL ENCOMPASS EVERYTHING from genteel, cozy villages to vast Atlantic-facing strands of golden sand and wild expanses of granite moorland.”—Rough Guides. Come explore with The Travel Club on this new British adventure. Visit historic (think Romans!) Exeter and Torquay—a traditional British seaside resort. Marvel at the view from beautiful Babbacombe Downs with the highest cliff top promenade in England, see the charming streets of pretty Dartmouth and visit historic Plymouth. Head into Cornwall's splendid scenery—wild coastline, more than 300 golden beaches, historic market towns, small hamlets and quaint fishing villages—and make for Land's End, mainland Britain's most south-westerly point. Visit Penzance and ACCOMMODATIONS the castle-topped island of St. Michael's Mount. Enjoy the myths and legends of DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAY 2 Holiday Inn Salisbury, Salisbury King Arthur with a visit to Tantagel and its DAYS 3–4 Grosvenor Hotel Torquay, Torquay famous castle followed by a day of leisure at DAYS 5–6 Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth our accommodations in North Devon with DAYS 7–8 The Watersmeet Hotel, Woolacombe stunning sea views and a sandy beach. DAY 9

DAY 10

Crowne Plaza Heathrow, London Return flight to Boston

or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to London, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ three-star accommodations • Fourteen meals: eight breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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FEATURES Salisbury tour and cathedral. Exeter walking tour and cathedral. Torquay walking tour and museum. Torre Abbey, art collection and gardens. Babbacombe Downs, Cockington, Drum Inn. Dartmouth, Royal Naval Academy and Dartmouth Castle. Plymouth: Royal Citadel, Plymouth Hoe, Armada Memorial, Barbican, Mayflower Steps. Land’s End promontory. Penzance: historic center and St. Michael’s Mount. Tintagel and Tintagel Castle. Ilfracombe.

RESERVE BY APRIL 11, 2018

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LAKES & VILLAGES OF NORTHERN ITALY PLUS: ALPINE SWITZERLAND

9 DAYS: Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 23, 2018

$2,899

per person double occupancy

Single supplement is $315. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $250. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Lake Maggiore

NORTHERN ITALY is a gorgeous landscape of deep blue lakes, smart resort towns, ancient villages, fortified castles and lush gardens. Lake Maggiore's charm and sophistication are the perfect setting for Baveno, a small lake-side resort flanked by cypress trees, dotted with villas and lake-side promenades brimming with café's and bars overlooking the Borromean Islands. From our accommodations directly on the lake-front in a converted 18th-century villa, we'll enjoy excursions to Isola Bella, quiet and secluded Lake Orta, romantic Bellagio on Lake Como and see the highlights of Milan in a half-day tour. The highlight of this holiday may be the full-day excursion to Switzerland's Alpine jewels: Ascona, with its charming old town and promenade overlooking Lake Maggiore and Bellinzona, the “most Italian Swiss town” with picturesque squares and courtyards and a trio of castles. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy's most elegant destinations with old world charm, flower-decked lake islands and shores spanning two countries.

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Cruise to Isola Bella, tour of Palazzo Borromeo, free time. Free time in Stresa. Full-day excursion to Ascona and Bellinzona including Castelgrande in Bellinzona. Excursion to Lake Como including tour of Villa Carlotta, mini-cruise of Lake Como, free time in Bellagio. Excursion to Lake Orta, market at Omegna, mini-cruise to Orta San Giulio, wine tasting and snack. Full-day excursion to Milan including guided tour and free time.

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

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


TRAVEL CLUB SELECT

THE U.K. BY RAIL

10 DAYS: Saturday, September 15–Monday, September 24, 2018

$4,099

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $4,049 per person triple occupancy; $4,649 for single reservations. Single accommodations for this tour are limited. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $290. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $550. If you purchase the waiver, the deposit is $300.

GET TO KNOW THE UK AS WE JOURNEY BY RAIL to three of Britain’s most lively cities: Edinburgh, York and London. Travel through the countryside amid stunning landscapes with less time in transit and more time exploring—as Hemingway said, “it is the journey that matters.” Start in Edinburgh with a traditional Scottish evening and city tour. Train though the rolling hills and picturesque villages on the scenic journey through the Scottish Borders to York, Britain’s iconic medieval city. Our stay includes visits to Castle Howard and the charming market town of Helmsley. Our second rail journey brings us to London where we’ll enjoy a panoramic tour, a full-day to explore on our own and visits to either Windsor Castle or Kensington Palace.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4

Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Edinburgh

DAYS 5–6

Hotel 53, York

DAYS 7–9

Radisson Blue Edwardian Vanderbilt, London

DAY 10

Edinburgh

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Edinburgh and London to Boston, via a connecting city • Train transportation • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston’s Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Eight nights’ first-class accommodations • Twelve meals: eight breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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Edinburgh tour. Excursion to St. Andrews, Pitlocry and whisky distillery OR tour “The Real Mary King’s Close”. Scenic train ride though Scottish borders. York tour, dinner at family-owned alehouse. Train from York to London. London panoramic tour. English pub dinner. Excursion to Windsor Castle OR visit Kensington Palace. OPTIONALS: Edinburgh—Pub lunch and Royal Yacht Britannia. London—Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

SAVE $200 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY MARCH 9, 2018

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GREEK ISLAND ESCAPADE ATHENS, MYKONOS, SANTORINI & PAROS AN INDEPENDENT ADVENTURE

13 DAYS: Friday, September 21–Wednesday, October 3, 2018

$3,699

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Call for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase. This is not a group tour.

Santorini

“LAPPED BY BRILLIANT BLUE WATER and sprinkled with sun-bleached ruins, the Greek Islands will fill your imagination with mythical tales, your belly with local flavors and your soul with true relaxation.”—Lonely Planet. This eleven night escapade begins in Athens— where the foundations of Western Civilization were laid—before island-hopping through the Cyclades with visits to Santorini: black sand beaches, dry white wine and beautiful Oia ACCOMMODATIONS with its world-famous sunsets; Mykonos: DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston the most photogenic with blindingly DAYS 2–3 Electra Hotel, Athens white, blue-domed buildings; and Paros: DAYS 4–6 Kouros Hotel, Mykonos traditional villages of narrow streets, DAYS 7–9 Santorini Palace, Santorini flowered balconies and hilly, vineyardDAYS 10–12 Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, Paros covered countryside. DAY 13

Flight from Paros to Athens, return to Boston

or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES Athens: walking tour including Acropolis. Mykonos: half-day excursion to Delos island, full day at leisure. Santorini: full-day excursion of Santorini volcano and nearby islands, Manolas, Oia village sunset; full day at leisure. Paros: excursion to Antiparos village, full-day boat excursion with lunch; full day at leisure. OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS WILL BE OFFERED.

RESERVE BY APRIL 16, 2018 SPACE IS LIMITED—SOLD OUT IN 2017!

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Athens, via a connecting city • Hydrofoil from Athens to Mykonos • Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini • Ferry from Santorini to Paros • Flight from Paros to Athens • Eleven nights’ four-star accommodations • Thirteen meals: ten breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners • Hosted, round-trip airport/hotel/ port transfers

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ITALY’S PIEMONTE REGION AMBLES AND TRUFFLES AND WINE

9 DAYS: Saturday, September 22–Sunday, September 30, 2018

$3,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $255. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $100. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

“No region in Italy quite compares to Piedmont’s combination of fine wines, gastronomy and beautiful countryside, lying at the foot of the Alps. It would be quite easy to spend a whole trip just wandering through the picture postcard vineyards…of the Langhe, whose hills produce some of the world’s greatest red wines, Barolo and Barbaresco. The vineyard landscape is unique and so perfect, that in 2014 it achieved the ultimate honor of being added to the exclusive list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.”—Decanter JOIN US ON THIS NEW ITALIAN ADVENTURE to Northern Italy's picturesque Piemonte for a sip of wine, a bite of chocolate and a taste of truffle. We'll stay in handsome Alba, in the heart of Italy's premier wine region—the Langhe—well-known for its cheeses, meats, Ferrero chocolates and white truffles. After a get-acquainted tour of Alba, we'll enjoy a panoramic walk among the vineyards of La Morra and be treated to a full-day excursion to Turin including the Egyptian Museum. A highlight of our holiday is truffle hunting in Montá—with Luca and his dog—enjoy an hour and a half of searching Santuario dei Piloni, followed by a tasting of truffle products. We'll enjoy lunch at a country agriturismo and an afternoon visit of Castello di Grinzane Cavour. Head to a local chocolatier in Cherasco, followed by a visit to a local sheep farm that produces cheese in the local tradition, where we'll have lunch of INCLUDES cheese and seasonal fare. After a visit to the • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia medieval town of Monforte we'll walk about Airlines flights from Boston to Turin, via Rome two hours through the vineyards to Barolo. • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Here we'll have lunch and later tour the wine Hotel Savona, Alba museum. A wonderful experience awaits • Welcome cocktail and tour presentation us in Canelli where we'll visit the famous • Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine “underground cathedrals”—fantastic wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ cellars producing the local spumante. hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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HISTORIC GERMANY BERLIN TO BAVARIA & OKTOBERFEST

12 DAYS: Saturday, September 22–Wednesday, October 3, 2018

from

$4,009

per person double occupancy

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

From $4,614 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600. Oktoberfest

WITH 36 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES, Germany ranks sixth among the most popular travel destinations in Europe. Berlin, one of Europe's most fascinating capitals, is historic, artistic and vibrant. “Berlin is back,” exclaims travel authority Rick Steves. We'll find landmarks, eclectic neighborhoods in the former East, a delightful riverfront and world-class museums. Called the “jewel box” for its baroque and rococo architecture, Dresden—completely destroyed at the end of World War II—has seen many of its grand historic buildings reconstructed including the magnificent Zwinger Palace. Winding cobbled streets, plenty of shopping and museums, as well as nine different breweries await us in medieval (founded in 902!) Bamberg. In Munich, capital of Bavarian food and culture—often called Germany's most livable city—we'll find a charming fusion of cosmopolitan edge and small-town atmosphere with superb green parks, a walkable historic center and fantastic beer halls! Enjoy special ACCOMMODATIONS admission to an Oktoberfest tent and sample Munich's famous beer. DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4

Abba Berlin Hotel, Berlin

FEATURES

DAYS 5–6

NH Dresden, Dresden

Berlin tour including Holocaust Memorial. Potsdam tour including Cecilienhof Palace. Dresden tour includig Zwinger Palace. Weimar Old Town walking tour. Bamberg walking tour including cathedral and Little Venice. Munich walking our including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Hofgartens. Admission to Oktoberfest tent. OPTIONALS: Berlin—World War II walking tour. Dresden— Excursion to Gorlitz. Bamberg—Excursion to Rothenburg. Munich—Excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle. VIENNA 3n post-tour extension $499 pp/ do. OPTIONALS: Traditional Viennese Wine Tavern evening; Danube River Cruise.

DAYS 7–8

Hotel Europa Bamberg, Bamberg

DAYS 9–11

Angelo Munich Westpark, Munich

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DAY 12

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Berlin and Munich to Boston, via a connecting city • Ten nights' accommodations • Fourteen meals: ten breakfasts, four dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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MADEIRA ISLAND & PORTUGAL’S TREASURES

9 DAYS: Wednesday, September 26–Thursday, October 4, 2018

$2,799

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,799 per person triple occupancy; $3,099 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

Botanical Gardens

WINNER OF THE 2015 WORLD TRAVEL AWARD FOR LEADING ISLAND DESTINATION, Madeira is “an exuberant botanical garden” with a balmy, subtropical climate and breathtaking scenery. We’ll settle into Funchal (Madeira’s capital) with accommodations at the five-star Pestana Casino. Enjoy a walk through the colorful market, the outstanding Botanical Gardens and sample world-famous wine at the Madeira Wine Company. We’ll have free time to explore the narrow streets of old town or the café-lined marina; discover the painted doors of Rua de Santa Maria or take a cable car ride up the mountain. Highlights of the next two days include: Camara de Lobos—a working fishing village beloved by Winston Church—the stupendous sea cliff at Cabo Girao, Rabaçal Nature Reserve, the natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz, the pastoral village of Santana and a traditional Espetada (cooked-over-an-open fire) dinner. Leaving behind our “paradise island,” a short flight brings us to mainland Portugal and ACCOMMODATIONS our home for the next three nights, Cascais, DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston on the Portuguese Riviera. We’ll visit the DAYS 2–5 Pestana Casino Park, pilgrimage site of Fatima, medieval Obidos, Funchal, Madeira the glorious walled city of Sintra and take a DAYS 6–8 Vila Gale Hotel, Cascais, Portugal full-day excursion to historic Lisbon. DAY 9 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Funchal and Lisbon to Boston, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ accommodations • Twelve meals: seven breakfasts, five dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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FEATURES Madeira Island: Funchal tour highlighting markets, Botanical Gardens, Madeira Wine Company; tour including Camara de Lobos, Cabo Girao sea cliff, Rabaçal Nature Reserve, Porto Moniz; tour including Camacha, Pico do Areeiro, Santana, traditional dinner with entertainment. Portuguese Riviera: Cascais tour, visit to Fatima, Obidos, Sintra. Lisbon tour.

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9 DAYS: Saturday, September 29–Sunday, October 7, 2018

$2,999

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Sorrento

Single supplement is $425. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

THE CLUB'S AMALFI COAST VACATION IS WILDLY POPULAR—year after year every departure sells out—and members' trip evaluations elicit rave reviews. The trip is a whirlwind tour of one of the world's most beautiful and historic places. Where else can you relax like a Roman emperor! Nevertheless, we've heard from some of you that a version of our famous tour with a bit more “relax” and a little less “whirlwind” would be fabulous! With that in mind we've put together a vacation that includes all the dramatic scenery and the storied destinations on the Amalfi Coast, but at a pace comfortable for members with mobility issues or who would just like to take it easy. So, from your home base in lovely Sorrento you'll take leisurely excursions to Ravello, Naples, Positano, Amalfi and Capri. You'll enjoy a pizza-making lesson followed by lunch; a shopping stop in Vietri sul Mare for ceramics; lunch at an agriturismo; pastry and cappuccino in Naples; lunch in Amalfi and a day to explore on your own. You'll be accompanied by a full-time professional Tour Manager—also staying at your hotel—from your arrival into Naples airport until departure. Magnifico! Capri

FEATURES Sorrento tour, pizza making demonstration and pizza lunch. Excursion to Ravello, agriturismo lunch and visit to ceramics shop in Vietri sul Mare. Excursion to Naples, visit to pastry shop and city tour. Full day excursion to Positano and Amalfi, lunch in Amalfi. Full-day excursion to Capri.

RESERVE BY MARCH 31, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations in Sorrento • Fourteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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EASY GOING ON THE AMALFI COAST


GETAWAY TO ICELAND

6 DAYS: Thursday, October 4–Tuesday, October 9, 2018

$2,499

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,499 per person triple occupancy; $2,999 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TravelSafe Protection Plan is $175. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

Reykjavik

HOP 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 us 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 we'll explore the charming village of Vik and view Sólheimajökull Glacier. We'll visit an Icelandic Horse Farm and have an opportunity to view the Northern Lights (weather permitting) and top off our stay with a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to the Blue Lagoon before Icelandik Bay we return to the airport.

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

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Blue Lagoon

RESERVE BY APRIL 27, 2018

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$3,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Padua

CHARM, ATMOSPHERE, HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE AND FOOD—that's what we'll find on this new holiday. We'll start in Padua with its canals, porticoed streets, daily markets, busy piazzas and university atmosphere. Enjoy a visit to Verona, one of the prettiest small cities in Italy, and nearby Castello Bevilacqua—for a delightful wine tasting—and an excursion to Lake Garda. Next we'll stay in lively Bologna, with its perfectly preserved medieval center and miles of arcaded streets overhung with arched colonnades. This handsome, red-bricked city is home to Europe's oldest university and is, many claim, Italy's gastronomic capital. 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. Bologna is also one of the best places to sample the cheeses, cured hams and vinegars that originate in the area, many of which have been famous for centuries. Visit Ferrara—one of Italy's best kept secrets, Ravenna—with its astonishing Byzantine ACCOMMODATIONS mosaics, and Parma—recently named Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy! DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston DAYS 2–4

Albergo Verdi, Padua

DAYS 5–8

Hotel Cavour, Bologna

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES Bologna

FEATURES Verona tour, Castello Bevilacqua wine tasting. Excursion to Lake Garda with lunch. Visit to Ferrara. Bologna walking tour including market visit. Excursion to Ravenna including lunch. Excursion to Parma with walking tour and lunch.

RESERVE BY MARCH 31, 2018

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Venice and Bologna to Boston, via Rome • Seven nights' three-star accommodations • Welcome cocktail and tour presentation • Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

Single supplement is $375. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $100. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

PADUA & BOLOGNA

9 DAYS: Saturday, October 6–Sunday, October 14, 2018


IRELAND'S WILD ATLANTIC WAY 10 DAYS: Saturday, October 13–Monday, October 22, 2018

from

$2,899

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

From $3,119 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Connemara

FROM THE UNSPOILED BEAUTY OF THE LANDSCAPE to dynamic cities, from the magic of myths and legends to thousands of years of history, Ireland will win you over! Our “wild” journey begins in Belfast—recently voted one of the world's top destinations by The National Geographic Traveller—with a tour and visit to Titanic Belfast museum. Next we'll travel along The Wild Atlantic Way—the ultimate road trip—past sweeping coastlines and towering sea cliffs. View the 2,000 foot Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, voted “Coolest place on the planet 2017” by National Geographic Traveller and visit a megalithic cemetery. Our last stop is County Clare, home to Connemara—dubbed a place of "savage beauty" by Oscar Wilde, charming Galway and the stunning Cliffs of Moher.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–3

County Antrim

DAYS 4–5

County Donegal

DAYS 6–7

County Mayo

DAYS 8–9

County Clare

DAY 10

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Belfast and Shannon to Boston, via a connecting city • Eight nights’ first-class accommodations • Twelve meals: eight breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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Slieve League Cliffs

FEATURES County Antrim: Belfast tour, Titanic Belfast museum. County Donegal: Wild Atlantic Way, Fanad Head, Rathmullan, Portsalon, Fanad Head Lighthouse, Glenveagh National Park and Castle, Slieve League cliffs. County Mayo: Sligo, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Westport, Achill Island, Dooagh, Keem Bay. County Clare: Leenane, Killary Harbor, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Galway tour, Cliffs of Moher. OPTIONALS: Antrim— Giant's Causeway. Clare—Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. COUNTY KERRY & COUNTY LIMERICK 4n post-tour extension $549 pp/do land. OPTIONALS: Dingle Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry.

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$3,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single supplement is $525. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Sicily

ONCE OF THE WORLD'S MOST CAPTIVATING PLACES, Sicily has long lured travelers with its natural wonders, cultural treasures and out-of-this-world cuisine. Join us this October as we explore Sicily from the storied streets of Palermo to the most famous of all Italian resort towns—Taormina. In between, we'll visit Erice and sip wine; spend a day marveling at the Greek temples in Siracusa; enjoy dinner at a country agriturismo and lunch on the slopes of Mount Etna; and, finally, discover the charms of Taormina, to this day, a hot spot for the rich and famous. We'll be treated to an excursion to Mount Etna and have plenty of time to explore on our own. With wonderful weather, incredible scenery and historical wonders, Sicily tops our list of favorite places.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Taormina

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4

Hotel Garibaldi, Palermo

DAYS 5–8

Hotel Villa Paradiso, Taormina

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES Welcome cocktail. Full-day guided Palermo tour. Countryside agriturismo dinner. Excursion to Erice, Donna Fugata winery visit and lunch. Olive oil tasting. Visit of Cefalu. Half-day guided Taormina walking tour. Seaside restaurant lunch. Full-day excursion to Siracusa and Ortigia Island including archaeological site. Excursion to Mt. Etna. Lunch at Barone di Villa Grande winery.

RESERVE BY MARCH 31, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Palermo and Catania to Boston, via Rome • Seven nights' four-star accommodations • Fourteen meals: seven breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

SICILIAN ADVENTURE

9 DAYS: Friday, October 19–Saturday, October 27, 2018


EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

MUNICH GETAWAY

7 DAYS: Monday, October 22–Sunday, October 28, 2018

$2,399

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. SIngle supplement is $315. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

“AN ENDLESSLY CHARMING, walk-able city with lots to see, eat, and do.”—Vogue. Munich has world-class sightseeing and museums, a royal Bavarian heritage, beer gardens, hearty traditional German food and the 900-acre “Englisch Garten,” one of the largest urban parks in the world. Enjoy a half-day city tour including Nymphenburg Palace and the Olympic Grounds and a full-day excursion to visit Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles.

INCLUDES

EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Munich, via a connecting city • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Eden Wolff • Breakfast daily • Half-day city tour • Full-day tour to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

Nymphenburg Palace

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AMSTERDAM GETAWAY

7 DAYS: Thursday, October 25–Wednesday, October 31, 2018

$2,299

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. SIngle supplement is $995. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD, Amsterdam packs picturesque canals, a multitude of museums and Europe's largest historic center into an intimate and charming package. With 7,000 preserved historic buildings, nearly 200 canals traversed by more than a thousand bridges, the fabled, gabled houses and painted houseboats, Amsterdam is instantly likeable. Make time to visit the floating flower market and Nine Streets shopping area; enjoy craft beer and street food, use the convenient tram system and enjoy the fact that nearly everyone you meet will speak nearly-perfect English.

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Amsterdam • Five nights’ four-star accommodations: INK Hotel Amsterdam • Breakfast daily • Half-day city tour • Hosted, round-trip airport/hotel transfers

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RESERVE BY MAY 16, 2018

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9 DAYS: Saturday, November 3–Sunday, November 11, 2018

$2,599

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Polignano a Mare

SINCE OUR FIRST JOURNEY TO MYSTERIOUS PUGLIA, The Travel Club has discovered there’s even more to explore in this southern, sun-soaked province. Join us in “the real Italy” as we reveal the art, culture, tradition and cuisine of Puglia. From our home-base in Martina Franca—whose old quarter is a picturesque maze of winding alleys, blindingly white houses and blood-red geraniums, airy piazzas and curlicue ironwork balconies—we’ll start with a to visit Locorotondo, one of Puglia’s prettiest towns. Elegant Lecce is an “open air exhibition” of Baroque architecture where we’ll enjoy a cooking lesson in an old Palazzo. We’ve included lunch in a fishing village near Bari, a visit to seaside Polignano a Mare, an excursion to Matera—famous for its extensive rock dwellings—where we’ll have lunch in a “cave” restaurant. Our last tour days include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Trulli of Alberobello—the world-famous picturesque cone-shaped houses—lunch at a country agriturismo and a winery visit. Explore the unique character and charm of this “mostly undiscovered” Alberobello slice of Italian heaven!

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Martina Franca tour. Excursion to Locorontodo. Excursion to Lecce including cooking lesson and lumch. Bari tour, Mola di Bari fishing village lunch, visit to Polignano a Mare. Excursion to Matera including visit to the “Sassi” and lunch at a cave restaurant. Excursion to Alberobello, agriturismo lunch, tour of Ostuni. Wine tasting with snacks at Cantina Torrevento winery.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Bari, via Rome • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca • Welcome cocktail and tour presentation • Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

RESERVE BY MARCH 31, 2018

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SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

Single supplement is $215. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $100. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

PUGLIA: SOUTHERN ITALY’S GEM


TRAVEL CLUB SELECT

ICELAND’S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS

7 DAYS: Wednesday, November 28–Tuesday, December 4, 2018

$3,499

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $3,469 per person triple occupancy; $3,999 for single reservations. Single accommodations for this tour are limited. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $290. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $550. If you purchase the waiver, the deposit is $300

Northern Lights

EXPLORE THE “LAND OF FIRE AND ICE” with its dramatic volcanic landscape, steaming lava fields, hot springs, thundering waterfalls, glacier-sculpted mountains, black-sand beaches, and, best of all, have the rare opportunity to see the elusive Northern Lights. Begin in Reykjavik—both cosmopolitan and small-town, young-at-heart and full of history—with an old town walking tour and an exhilarating evening cruise to seek out the aurora borealis. Travel the Golden Circle to experience Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders: Thingvellir National Park, the double cascade of spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall and the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Spend three nights in Vik—Iceland’s southern-most village— where we’ll search the night sky for the northern lights while surrounded by beaches, cliffs and mountains. See impressive Skógafoss (one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland), a ACCOMMODATIONS black sand beach, an iceberg-dotted glacial DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston lagoon and Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest DAY 2 Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik glacier. Our holiday winds down at the DAYS 3–5 Hotel Katla Hodabrekka, Vik marvelous Blue Lagoon. DAY 6

Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik

DAY 7

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Reykjavik • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston’s Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Five nights’ first-class accommodations • Ten meals: five breakfasts, five dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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FEATURES Reykjavik walking tour including City Hall, the harbor and Hallgrimskirkja church. Evening northern lights cruise to Faxaflói Bay. Travel the Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park, geothermal field of Geysir and Strokkur, Gullfoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center, Skogar Folk Museum, Skógafoss waterfall and Reynisfjara volcanic black sand beach. Visit Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Visit the Blue Lagoon.

RESERVE BY MAY 21, 2018

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DISCOVER EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING WITH THE TRAVEL CLUB! European river cruising continues to be the fastest growing segment in the travel industry. New ships are being launched each year, which means more choices than ever before. How do you pick the best company and the right itinerary? Luckily we’ve done all the homework for you! In addition to our fantastic partnership with Avalon Waterways, this past spring we announced a new partner—CroisiEurope—the largest and most experienced river cruise company in Europe. In case you haven’t had a chance research this global company, here are a few reasons why we’ve added Croisi to our exclusive list of partners: • Europe’s largest river cruise line • Pioneer in river cruising with 41 years expertise • Diversified fleet of 50 vessels for river/canal/ocean from 8 to 180 guests • Voyages from 4 to 29 days across the globe: Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia & South America • Best all inclusive river cruise value in the marketplace • Award winning cruise line with: Cruise Critic, TripAdvisor We believe that Avalon Waterways and CroisiEurope offer the absolute best river cruise experiences available anywhere…and at the best value! In the next few pages you’ll see a few offerings from both companies. We’ve identified itineraries and price-points that we believe will appeal to you, however, this is the just the tip of the iceberg. The Travel Club can book any canal, river or ocean cruise offered by either Avalon Waterways or CroisiEurope. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the catalog—No Problem!—give us a call and we can help you choose from hundreds of other options. There’s so much to see, and it’s a tough decision, but we’re here to help!

MS Victor Hugo

MS La Belle de Cadix

MS Gerard Schmitter

Avalon Vista

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ALASKA DISCOVERY INCLUDING 7-NIGHT PRINCESS CRUISE

$4,899

per person double occupancy Inside Cabin; Outside Cabin upgrade: Add $1,000 pp/do; Balcony Cabin upgrade: Add $1,300 pp/do. INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes, fees and port charges. Fuel surcharge, cruise port charges, air taxes and fees subject to change. Onboard gratuities are not included in the price of your vacation. (Call for details.) Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $360. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Passport required. Per person deposit is $800. If you purchase the waiver, the deposit is $550.

CRUISING ALASKA'S BREATHTAKING INSIDE PASSAGE 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. Our land and sea holiday starts in astonishing Denali National Park with a Tundra Wilderness Tour and a luxury domed train allowing us to view the incredible landscapes of Denali from open-air platforms and glass-ceiling railcars. Our seven night Princess Cruise “Best Cruise Line Alaska”—Travel Weekly 13-time winner— embarks from Whittier and over the next two days we'll sail past mammoth Hubbard Glacier and through Glacier Bay—tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. Our ports of call include Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Enjoy a glorious day at sea as we cruise the amazing Inside Passage with its seemingly endless shore line and thousands of idyllic coves and bays.

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TRAVEL CLUB SELECT

13 DAYS: Tuesday, August 28–Sunday, September 9, 2018

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1 DAYS 2–3

Flight from Boston Fairbanks Hotel, Fairbanks Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali National Park

DAY 4

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali

DAY 5

Board cruise ship, Whittier, depart 8:30 pm

DAY 6

Hubbard Glacier, scenic cruising

DAY 7

Glacier Bay National Park, scenic cruising

DAY 8

Skagway 7 am–8:30 pm

DAY 9

Juneau 6:30 am–4 pm

DAY 10

Ketchikan 10 am–6 pm

DAY 11

At sea

DAY 12

Arrive Vancouver, disembark Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, Seattle, WA

DAY 13

Return flight to Boston

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Fairbanks and Seattle to Boston, via a connecting city • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston's Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Five nights’ first-class hotel accommodations • Seven night Princess Cruise • Twenty-five meals: eleven breakfasts, six lunches, eight dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

BOOK AN OUTSIDE CABIN AND RECEIVE A FREE BALCONY UPGRADE! SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 23, 2018

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THROUGH AUTHENTIC HOLLAND 8 DAYS: Tuesday, April 3–Tuesday, April 10, 2018

from

$1,699

per person double occupancy for Lower Deck cabin Upper Deck cabin upgrade: $164 pp/do. Single supplement: $465 Includes cruise taxes, port charges, airport transfers and two-night post cruise hotel stay. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

KNOWN FOR ITS SPECTACULAR TULIP DISPLAYS in the spring, Holland draws river cruisers who want natural beauty, along with picturesque windmills and historic cities. Float past blooming fields of flowers and windmills. Visit the expansive tulip fields of Keukenhof Gardens, a display of more than 7 million tulips and one of the most visited attractions in all of Europe! One of the most colorful cities in the world, Amsterdam packs picturesque canals, a multitude of museums and Europe’s largest historic center into an intimate and charming package.

MS VICTOR HUGO This four star rated cruise ship was completely refurbished in 2010 from the cruise company, CroisiEurope, which is the biggest cruise company in Europe. The 269 ft. long and 31 ft. wide vessel accommodates 100 passengers in 49 cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with private shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and a safe. The MS Victor Hugo is well known for its fantastic restaurant with delicious cuisine and delightful, attentive service. For the evening activities, the ship features a spacious lounge bar with a dancefloor to relish a good glass of wine or a fruity cocktail. The spacious sun deck with deckchairs is perfect to relax and to enjoy the beautiful European weather. 96 passengers. Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor; dining room, large sundeck with deckchairs.

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AMSTERDAM, ALPHEN ON THE RHINE, GOUDA, ROTTERDAM & TWO-NIGHT POST-CRUISE STAY IN AMSTERDAM DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Amsterdam, board ship

DAY 3

Amsterdam — Alphen On The Rhine

DAY 4

Alphen On The Rhine — Gouda

DAY 5

Gouda — Rotterdam

DAY 6

Amsterdam, disembark ship Transfer to hotel, overnight

DAY 7

Overnight in Amsterdam

DAY 8

Return flight to Boston

Holland

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INCLUDES • Cruise: 4-night first-class cruise in outside stateroom • Round-trip transfers • Two-night post-cruise Amsterdam hotel stay • Amsterdam: Canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night. • Amsterdam: Guided tour; cruise to Alphen-on-the-Rhine. • Keukenhof Gardens excursion; cruise to Gouda • Delft and Rotterdam • All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day • Drinks included: water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship; drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list • Refined French cuisine • Gala dinner and evening • Welcome cocktail • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use • Headsets are included for excursions • Official welcome from the captain and crew • Onboard activities and entertainment • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance • All port fees

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THE LOIRE, A ROYAL LEGACY 7 DAYS: Thursday, April 19–Wednesday, April 25, 2018 DISCOVER A RICH CULTURAL, HISTORIC AND NATURAL HERITAGE as we cruise the Loire—France's longest river— from famous for medieval villages, fairytale castles and vineyards per person double occupancy for Lower Deck cabin and an abundance of UNESCO heritage sites. Join us on Upper Deck cabin upgrade: CroisiEurope’s exclusive itinerary and cruise on a vessel $400 pp/do. specially designed for this waterway. The Loire is also known as Single supplement: $899. the 'royal river', due to the number of kings and aristocrats who Includes cruise taxes, port lived in the hundreds of beautiful castles and châteaux that line charges and airport transfers. Prices listed above DO NOT its banks. The Loire Valley is the largest area in France to be include airfare. Airfare price included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its dreamlike available at time of booking. landscapes have long captivated artists and authors. We’ll enjoy visits to Nantes—boasting a unique architectural heritage with its magnificent Château des ducs de Bretagne, a Renaissance-style castle nestled in a fortress, a medieval quarter and one of the highest cathedrals of France—explore the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, visit Angers—the capital of historic Anjou—the lovely Châteaux and the Muscadet wine region.

$2,199

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Nantes, board ship

DAY 3

Nantes — Saint-Nazaire

DAY 4

Saint-Nazaire — Ancenis

DAY 5

Ancenis – Bouchemaine — Angers

DAY 6

Bouchemaine — The Châteaux of The Loire Valley — Ancenis

DAY 7

Nantes, disembark ship, return flight to Boston

NANTES, SAINT-NAZAIRE, ANCENIS, ANGERS, THE CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY MS LOIRE PRINCESS

INCLUDES

Step aboard MS Loire Princesse, specially designed to navigate the Loire's low water levels – making her currently the only cruise ship on the river! Enjoy the spacious interiors, fresh design and modern facilities which will keep you occupied during your time on board, whether you're relaxing on the sun deck or taking in the views with a drink from the free bar. MS Loire Princesse is a modern ship with plenty of open spaces – accentuated by large picture windows so you'll always be able to catch the view of the passing Loire Valley scenery. The free bar, excluding champagne, branded spirits and drinks from the wine list, is open for 12 hours a day. There's also a large, partially-shaded sun deck with loungers, and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship. The 48 cabins are spread over the main and upper decks. Cabins on the main deck have large windows, while upper deck cabins have balconies. All cabins are en suite and have satellite television, a hairdryer and safe. 96 passengers. Facilities: lounge/bar with large picture windows and dance floor, patio, restaurant with sit down service for all passengers at once, vast sun deck with chaise lounges, gift shop.

• Cruise: 5-night first-class cruise in outside stateroom • Round-trip transfers • Nantes: local boat cruise on the Erdre River • Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. • Tour of Saint Nazaire • The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. • Guided tour of Angers • Full-day excursion to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley • Cruise on board a paddle steamer • All meals included • Drinks included with meals and at onboard bar • Refined French cuisine • Gala dinner and evening • Welcome cocktail • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use • Headsets are included for excursions • Official welcome from the captain and crew • Onboard activities • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance • All port fees included

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THE ROMANTIC RHINE VALLEY AND THE ROCK OF LORELEI

8 DAYS: Tuesday, May 1–Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DISCOVER THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SECTION OF THE ROMANTIC RHINE RIVER. Pass by numerous castles nestled from per person double occupancy in famed vineyards and the celebrated Rock of Lorelei. Visit for Lower Deck cabin Rudesheim and enjoy a tourist train stop at a wine tasting cellar, Middle Deck cabin upgrade: followed by a visit to the museum of mechanical music. Explore $200 pp/do. Upper Deck cabin upgrade: Heidelberg, a cosmopolitan, friendly, and vibrant city made up of $230 pp/do. 15 distinct neighborhoods and particularly attractive to families, Single supplement: $586 students, businesspeople, and researchers. Its high quality of Includes cruise taxes, port life comes through to visitors, who feel genuinely at home here. charges and airport transfers. Experience all of this and more on an incredible 5-day expedition Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter. Delight yourself with enchanting Airfare price available at European charm on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition. On your time of booking. journey, pass by numerous castles nestled in famed vineyards. Join an exclusive tour of Old Strasbourg in a riverboat. Explore the Stolzenfels Castle, with a history that is almost as old as the city itself. From either the Great Terrace or the gardens, enjoy an amazing view over Heidelberg, the Neckar River, and the valley. Don’t miss seeing the Heidelberg Tun. Visit the Petite France District, a famous quarter beloved by its citizens thanks to its canals, charming colorful half-timbered houses, and its narrow alleyways.

$1,899

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Strasbourg, hotel overnight

DAY 3

Strasbourg, hotel overnight

DAY 4

Strasbourg, board ship

DAY 5

Strasbourg - Koblenz

DAY 6

Koblenz – Rhine Valley – Rudesheim

DAY 7

Rudesheim – Speyer/Mannheim

DAY 8

Disembark, return flight to Boston

STRASBOURG, KOBLENZ, RUDESHEIM, HEIDELBERG, SPEYER or MANNHEIM, STRASBOURG

MS GERARD SCHMITTER

INCLUDES

5 ANCHORS CLASS - 3 DECK SHIP: Cheerful, bright and elegant, MS Gérard Schmitter is a brand new ship, built to embody style, comfort and dedicated personal service. Equipped with modern navigational technologies and fully air-conditioned throughout, MS Gérard Schmitter accommodates 176 passengers in 88 well-appointed cabins, and offers a tranquil atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the picturesque panoramas of the Rhine. Cabins: All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views of the scenery. Spacious and comfortable, they have twin beds or a double bed, with a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) and towels provided onboard. They are also equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and safe. The cabins located on the upper deck have large picture windows. There is one cabin designed for physically disabled and there is a lift.

• Cruise: 4-night first-class cruise in outside stateroom • Round-trip transfers • Two-night pre-cruise Strasbourg hotel stay • Tours of towns such as: Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rudesheim, and Heidelberg • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. • Refined French Cuisine on board— all meals included • Farewell Gala dinner • Free WiFi • Shore excursions with wireless audio system • Port Talk • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception • Assistance from our onboard multilingual host/hostess • Entertainment: On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance • All port fees

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FROM BERLIN TO HAMBURG 8 DAYS: Sunday, July 22–Sunday, July 29, 2018

from

$1,859

per person double occupancy for Lower Deck cabin Upper Deck cabin upgrade: $229 pp/do. Single supplement: $715. Includes cruise taxes, port charges and airport transfers. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

DISCOVER THE HAVEL RIVER and the landscapes of the Elbe River Basin on this one-of-a-kind cruise into the rich history of Germany. Culture and natural beauty make this a favored destination for passengers preferring smaller cruise ships and an interesting alternative to the better-known European rivers. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Berlin, the splendid gardens and palaces of Potsdam—with Sanssouci Castle heading the list—ancient Magdeburg (founded 1200 years ago), medieval Tangermünde, Lüneburg—one of the prettiest towns in northern Germany—and Hamburg, a beautiful seafaring hub and the maritime capital of the north.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Berlin, transfer to Spandau, board ship

DAY 3

Berlin Spandau – Potsdam

DAY 4

Magdeburg – Tangermünde

DAY 5

Tangermünde – Bleckede

DAY 6

Bleckede – Lüneburg – Bleckede – Hamburg

DAY 7

Hamburg

DAY 8

Disembark, return flight to Boston

BERLIN, POTSDAM, MAGDEBURG, TANGERMÜNDE , BLECKEDE, LÜNEBURG, HAMBURG

MS VICTOR HUGO

INCLUDES

This four star rated cruise ship was completely refurbished in 2010 from the cruise company, CroisiEurope, which is the biggest cruise company in Europe. The 269 ft. long and 31 ft. wide vessel accommodates 100 passengers in 49 cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with private shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and a safe. The MS Victor Hugo is well known for its fantastic restaurant with delicious cuisine and delightful, attentive service. For the evening activities, the ship features a spacious lounge bar with a dancefloor to relish a good glass of wine or a fruity cocktail. The spacious sun deck with deckchairs is perfect to relax and to enjoy the beautiful European weather. 96 passengers. Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor; dining room, large sundeck with deckchairs.

• Cruise: 6-night first-class cruise in outside stateroom • Round-trip transfers • Berlin guided tour • Potsdam excursion, the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace • Magdeburg city tour • Free time in Tangermünde • Excursion to Lüneburg • Hamburg port cruise • Hamburg city tour • All meals included • Drinks included with meals and at onboard bar • Refined French cuisine • Gala dinner and evening • Welcome cocktail • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use • Headsets are included for excursions • Official welcome from the captain and crew • Onboard activities • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance • All port fees included

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR CABIN.

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TULIPS OF NORTHERN HOLLAND 10 DAYS: Friday, April 13–Sunday, April 22, 2018

from

$2,435*

per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $649–$1,499 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. *Price reflects current Avalon Waterways $1,000 discount promotion. After October 17, 2017, the special promotion of a $1,000 per person discount will expire. The regular starting price will be $3,435.

EXPLORE THE WELL-KNOWN SITES OF HOLLAND, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation! In Northern Holland, you may opt to see the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful. Visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself—originally constructed in 1628 and wrecked on its maiden voyage. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever! Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam and go on a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese of the same name, as well as syrup waffles, clay pipes, and the 15th-century City Hall. You may choose to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it's one of the world's largest flower gardens. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's “Golden Age.”

AVALON LUMINARY Cruising on the Avalon Luminary is the ideal way to experience the majesty, extensive history and fascinating culture of some of Europe's oldest cities along its legendary rivers. Built in 2010, the Avalon Luminary holds a maximum of just 138 passengers. Visit multiple countries and cities and unpack only once, so you spend your time experiencing and enjoying Europe rather than dealing with the logistics of travel. Enjoy a highly personalized cruise experience, spacious deluxe staterooms and suites, contemporary décor, and popular onboard amenities, including a large Sky Deck with whirlpool and Sky Bistro, lounge and a bar serving premium spirits, complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship, Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, hair salon, and elevator.

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HIGHLIGHTS

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to hotel

DAY 3

Board ship, Amsterdam

DAY 4

Hoorn–Enkhuizen

DAY 5

Enkhuizen–Sneek

DAY 6

Lelystad–Kampen

DAY 7

Gelderse IJssel–Arnhem

DAY 8

Rotterdam

DAY 9

Amsterdam

DAY 10

Amsterdam, disembark, return flight to Boston

• Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam • Hoorn–Enkhuizen: choice of visit either to the famous tulip fields or Zuiderzee Museum • Enkhuizen–Sneek: choice of guided walk of Enkhuizen or “Experience the Dutch” outing; Friesland excursion, visit the planetarium • Lelystad–Kampen: guided visit of the Batavia shipyard and Batavia in Lelystad; cheese & genever tasting • Gelderse IJssel–Arnhem: onboard lecture; special tasting of local specialties; visit Museum Hartenstein or the Kröller-Müller Museum • Rotterdam: harbor cruise; choice of excursion to Keukenhof Gardens or to the city of Gouda • Amsterdam: canal cruise • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise. • Panoramic windows throughout ship • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment • Headsets for all guided shore excursions • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides • Complimentary Wi-Fi access • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door • Elevator • Complimentary bottled water daily • Friendly, English-speaking crew

INCLUDES

SAVE $1000 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY OCTOBER 17, 2017

• Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam, seven-night cruise, Avalon Luminary • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course à la carte dinner • Daily Afternoon Tea • Daily Night Fare

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CANALS AND VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE AND MOSELLE 10 DAYS: Saturday, August 4–Monday, August 13, 2018

from

$2,517*

per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $199–$1,999 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. *Price reflects current Avalon Waterways $1,000 discount promotion. After October 17, 2017, the special promotion of $1,000 discount per person will expire. The regular starting price will be $3,517.

START THIS MAGNIFICENT RIVER CRUISE VACATION in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Begin your scenic cruise along the Rhine River and arrive in Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge— the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Along the Moselle River, you'll stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Before your fabulous European river cruise concludes, visit Luxembourg City with a local expert. This historical city offers unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

AVALON VISIONARY The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

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HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHBOUND CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO REMICH DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to hotel

DAY 3

Board ship, Amsterdam

DAY 4

Amsterdam

DAY 5

Cologne

DAY 6

Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim

DAY 7

Cochem

DAY 8

Bernkastel

DAY 9

Grevenmacher-Reimich

DAY 10

Remich, disembark, return flight to Boston

• Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam • Amsterdam: canal cruise • Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge • Cochem: guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle • Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting • Excursion to Luxembourg City: guided sightseeing • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise. • Panoramic windows throughout ship • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment • Headsets for all guided shore excursions • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides • Complimentary Wi-Fi access • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door • Elevator • Complimentary bottled water daily • Friendly, English-speaking crew

INCLUDES • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam, sevennight cruise, Avalon Visionary • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course à la carte dinner • Daily Afternoon Tea • Daily Night Fare

SAVE $1000 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY OCTOBER 17, 2017

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CHRISTMASTIME IN ALSACE & GERMANY 7 DAYS: Monday, November 26–Sunday, December 2, 2018

from

$1,864

per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $114–$742 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. When you reserve your Avalon Waterways Cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon promotion will be applicable to your reservation.

THIS CHRISTMASTIME RIVER CRUISE begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Strasbourg, France, located on the border with Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. The city is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century. Enjoy an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle and the Christmas market—spread over five town squares. There's plenty of time to find just the right Christmas present amongst the array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts.

AVALON IMAGERY II One of two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.

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HIGHLIGHTS

RIVER CRUISE NORTHBOUND FROM ZURICH TO WIESBADEN

• Cruise: deluxe 4-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • One pre-cruise night in Zurich • Breisach: the Black Forest; Christmas markets • Strasbourg: sightseeing, visit La Petite France district; market • Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle; Christmas markets • Panoramic windows throughout ship • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment • Headsets for all guided shore excursions • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides • Complimentary Wi-Fi access • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door • Elevator • Complimentary bottled water daily • Friendly, English-speaking crew

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Zurich, Switzerland Transfer to hotel, overnight

DAY 3

Transfer to Basel, board ship

DAY 4

Breisach, Germany

DAY 5

Strasbourg, France

DAY 6

Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany

DAY 7

Wiesbaden, disembark, return flight to Boston

Heidelberg Christmas Market; by Juergen Heitmann

INCLUDES

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR CABIN.

• Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • One pre-cruise night in Zurich, four night cruise, Avalon Imagery II • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course à la carte dinner • Daily Afternoon Tea • Daily Night Fare

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CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART OF GERMANY 9 DAYS: Tuesday, December 4–Wednesday, December 12, 2018

from

$2,431

per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $142–$928 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. When you reserve your Avalon Waterways Cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon promotion will be applicable to your reservation.

THIS CHRISTMASTIME RIVER CRUISE begins with two nights in Prague—one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We’ll be immersed in holiday spirit as we explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Board our ship in Nuremberg—with guided sightseeing of its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany. Next is delightful Bamberg, where nativity scenes built by local citizens are exhibited throughout town. Take a guided walk of a picturesque Bavarian village—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations. As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Wiesbaden, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany and magnificent Prague perfectly paired with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season.

AVALON IMAGERY II One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.

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HIGHLIGHTS

RIVER CRUISE WESTBOUND FROM PRAGUE TO WIESBADEN DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Prague Transfer to hotel, overnight

DAY 3

Prague hotel stay

DAY 4

Transfer to Nuremberg, board ship

DAY 5

Nuremberg

DAY 6

Bamberg

DAY 7

Würzburg

DAY 8

Miltenberg

DAY 9

Wiesbaden, disembark, return flight to Boston

• Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • Prague: two night’s hotel accommodations • Prague: sightseeing, Hradčany Castle, Christmas markets • Nuremberg: sightseeing, Christmas market • Bamberg: sightseeing, Old Town Hall, Christmas market • Würzburg: sightseeing, Bishop’s Residenz Christmas markets • Miltenberg: onboard culinary demonstration, guided walk • Panoramic windows throughout ship • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment • Headsets for all guided shore excursions • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides • Complimentary Wi-Fi access • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door • Elevator • Complimentary bottled water daily • Friendly, English-speaking crew

INCLUDES

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR CABIN.

• Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • Two night’s Prague hotel, seven night cruise, Avalon Imagery II • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course à la carte dinner • Daily Afternoon Tea • Daily Night Fare

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Discover different European countries IN ONLY ONE CRUISE Dare to compare...

CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise line with 50 ships and more than 40 years of excellent expertise, offers the best “all inclusive” value in river cruising. The Travel Club can book any canal/river/ocean cruise from 4 to 19 days. Come onboard and experience superb French cuisine, impeccable service and spotless vessels. For more details on some special programs, please look at pages 80-87.

Bon voyage!

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CLUBMail Fall 2017  

Show of the Month Club and The Travel Club

CLUBMail Fall 2017  

Show of the Month Club and The Travel Club