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YOUR TICKET TO GREAT THEATER AND TRAVEL!

2018

TRAVEL ISSUE FEATURING: CLUB MED, HAWAII, OREGON WINE COUNTRY, SICILY, THE AMALFI COAST AND SO MUCH MORE!

PLUS:

Your tickets for Waitress, On Your Feet, Dirty Dancing, Aladdin & more! showofthemonth.com


IN THIS ISSUE… THEATER

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JANUARY 2018

Shakespeare in Love 1/12–2/10 16

FEBRUARY 2018

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles 2/17–18 9 Waitress 2/20–3/4 10

MARCH 2018

Every Brilliant Thing 3/2–31 16 The Humans 3/13–25 11 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 3/22–25 11

APRIL 2018

On Your Feet! 4/17–29 12 Stomp 4/20–21 12

MAY 2018

The Sound of Music 5/1–15 13 Allegiance 5/4–6/2 16

JUNE 2018

Dirty Dancing 6/13–17 13

JULY 2018

Aladdin 7/3–8/5 14

AUGUST 2018

The Book of Mormon 8/14–26 15

TRAVEL Waitress 3/3–4, 2018 17 Aladdin 8/4–5, 2018 17 The Book of Mormon 8/25–26, 2018 17

CLUB MED 82–91

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APRIL 2018

Classic Tuscany 4/14–22 50 Virginia Azalea Festival & Tattoo 4/26–30 20

MAY 2018

The Amalfi Coast 5/5–13 48 Holland, MI Tulip Festival 5/8–15 21 Canadian Tulip Festival 5/10–13 20 Sicily’s Resorts 5/11–21 51 The Italian Lakes 5/12–20 52 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 5/19–25 22 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 5/31–6/10 23

JUNE 2018

Bar Harbor 6/8–10 24 Quechee VT Balloon Festival 6/15–17 25 Bar Harbor 6/22–24 24 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees 6/30–7/1 19

JULY 2018

Canada’s Atlantic Coast 7/1–7 26 The Jewels of Alpine Europe 7/2–14 53 Discover Portland ME 7/4–6 25 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 7/6–8 18 Niagara Falls 7/9–12 24 Boothbay Harbor 7/13–15 27 Montreal & Quebec City 7/15–19 27 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 7/27–29 18

AUGUST 2018

BOSTON THEATER WEEKENDS

Cancun Yucatan Sandpiper Bay Florida Punta Cana Dominican Republic Columbus Isle Bahamas

THEATER

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Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 8/6–8 18 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 8/10–12 18 Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/10–12 19 America’s National Parks 8/20–28 30 South Dakota: Badlands & Black Hills 8/25–31 31 Alaska Discovery Cruise 8/28-9/9 28

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& TRAVEL CALENDAR Page

SEPTEMBER 2018

Bruges Getaway 9/4–10 56 Legendary Ireland 9/5–13 54 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 9/6–16 23 Northern National Parks 9/7–14 32 France: The Riviera, Provence & Paris 9/7–15 55 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 9/8–14 22 Niagara Falls 9/10–13 24 The Greek Islands 9/10–23 58 The Hamptons 9/12–13 33 Grand Tour of Spain 9/12–22 59 Devonshire & Cornwall 9/13–22 60 Boothbay Harbor 9/14–16 27 San Antonio 9/14–18 34 Mackinac Island 9/14–19 35 Memphis & Nashville 9/15–20 36 Oregon Wine Country 9/15–20 37 Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy 9/15–23 62 UK by Rail 9/15–24 61 Greek Island Escapade 9/21–10/3 63 Adirondack Balloon Festival 9/21–23 33 Memphis & Nashville 9/22–27 36 Piemonte, Italy 9/22–30 64 The Amalfi Coast 9/22–30 48 The Rocky Mountains Colorado & Utah 9/22–30 38 Historic Germany & Oktoberfest 9/22–10/3 65 The Azores 9/23–30 66 The Hamptons 9/26–27 33 Madiera Island & Portugal’s Treasures 9/26–10/4 67 Easy Going on the Amalfi Coast 9/28–10/6 68 The Amalfi Coast 9/29–10/7 48 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 9/30–10/5 39

Page London, Normandy & Paris 10/11–22 71 Romantic Rhine Cruise 10/12–21 92 Danube Symphony Cruise 10/12–21 94 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & US National Parks 10/12–23 43 Classic Tuscany 10/13–21 50 Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 10/13–22 72 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 10/14–19 39 Rome & Its Countryside 10/19–27 73 Sicilian Adventure 10/19–27 74 Munich Getaway 10/22–28 57 Iceland Getaway 10/23–28 69 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 10/25–26 41 Amsterdam Getaway 10/25–31 57 Paris Escape 10/25–31 75

NOVEMBER 2018

Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu 11/1–11 76 Puglia, Italy 11/3–11 77 Discover Portugal: Port, Lisbon & Algarve 11/3–11 78 Discover Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, the Big Island 11/4–12 44 Sorrento & Rome 11/24–30 79 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights 11/28–12/4 80 Holiday in America’s Music Cities 11/30–12/7 45

DECEMBER 2018

Costa Rica 12/1–8 81 New Year’s in California 12/29/18–1/2/19 46 New Year’s in Nashville 12/29/18–1/2/19 47

OCTOBER 2018

Canyon Country 10/2–9 40 Iceland Getaway 10/4–9 69 Washington D.C. 10/5–8 41 Padua & Bologna 10/6–14 70 The Amalfi Coast 10/6–14 48 Chicago Getaway 10/11–14 42

ON THE COVER: A tropical beach in the Caribbean, pg. 82.

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WHERE TO?

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UNITED STATES

Adirondack Balloon Festival 9/21–23 33 Alaska Discovery Cruise 8/28-9/9 28 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & US National Parks 10/12–23 43 Holiday in America’s Music Cities 11/30–12/7 45 America’s National Parks 8/20–28 30 Bar Harbor 6/8–10 24 Bar Harbor 6/22–24 24 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 7/6–8 18 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 7/27–29 18 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 8/6–8 18 Berkshires Drive Yourself Getaway with Tanglewood Concert 8/10–12 18 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 5/19–25 22 Biltmore Estate & Great Smokies 9/8–14 22 Boothbay Harbor 7/13–15 27 Boothbay Harbor 9/14–16 27 Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles 8/10–12 19 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees 6/30–7/1 19 Boston Theater Weekends 17 New Year’s in California 12/29/18–1/2/19 46 Canyon Country 10/2–9 40 Chicago Getaway 10/11–14 42 CLUB MED: Sandpiper Bay Florida 86 The Hamptons 9/12–13 33 The Hamptons 9/26–27 33 Hawaii 11/4–12 44 Memphis & Nashville 9/15–20 36 Memphis & Nashville 9/22–27 36

Page Holland MI Tulip Festival 5/8–15 21 Mackinac Island 9/14–19 35 New Year’s in Nashville 12/29/18–1/2/19 47 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 9/30–10/5 39 New Orleans & Gulf Coast 10/14–19 39 Northern National Parks 9/7–14 32 Oregon Wine Country 9/15–20 37 Discover Portland ME 7/4–6 25 Quechee VT Balloon Festival 6/15–17 25 The Rocky Mountains Colorado & Utah 9/22–30 38 San Antonio 9/14–18 34 South Dakota: Badlands & Black Hills 8/25–31 31 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 10/25–26 41 Virginia Azalea Festival & Tattoo 4/26–30 20 Washington D.C. 10/5–8 41

CANADA

Canada’s Atlantic Coast 7/1–7 26 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 5/31–6/10 23 Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone 9/6–16 23 Canadian Tulip Festival 5/10–13 20 Montreal & Quebec City 7/15–19 27 Niagara Falls 7/9–12 24 Niagara Falls 9/10–13 24

The Baddeck Lighthouse

ITALY Chicago

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The Amalfi Coast 5/5–13 48 The Amalfi Coast 9/22–30 48 The Amalfi Coast 10/6–14 48 The Amalfi Coast 9/29–10/7 48

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GUIDE

BY DESTINATION Page

Easy Going on the Amalfi Coast 9/28–10/6 68 The Italian Lakes 5/12–20 52 Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy 9/15–23 62 Padua & Bologna 10/6–14 70 Piemonte, Italy 9/22–30 64 Puglia, Italy 11/3–11 77 Rome & Its Countryside 10/19–27 73 Sicilian Adventure 10/19–27 74 Sicily’s Resorts 5/11–21 51 Sorrento & Rome 11/24–30 79 Classic Tuscany 4/14–22 50 Classic Tuscany 10/13–21 50

Trevi Fountain, Rome

ENGLAND

Devonshire & Cornwall 9/13–22 60 London, Normandy & Paris 10/11–22 71 UK by Rail 9/15–24 61

IRELAND

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PORTUGAL & ISLANDS

The Azores 9/23–30 66 Madiera Island & Portugal’s Treasures 9/26–10/4 67 Discover Portugal: Port, Lisbon & Algarve 11/3–11 78

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Iceland Getaway 10/4–9 69 Iceland Getaway 10/23–28 69 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights 11/28–12/4 80

WESTERN, CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

Amsterdam Getaway 10/25–31 57 Bruges Getaway 9/4–10 56 Danube Symphony Cruise 10/12–21 94 Historic Germany & Oktoberfest 9/22–10/3 65 Greek Island Escapade 9/21–10/3 63 The Greek Islands 9/10–23 58 The Jewels of Alpine Europe 7/2–14 53 Munich Getaway 10/22–28 57 Romantic Rhine Cruise 10/12–21 92

CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu 11/1–11 76 CLUB MED: Cancun Yucatan 84 CLUB MED: Columbus Isle Bahamas 90 CLUB MED: Punta Cana Dominican Republic 88 Costa Rica 12/1–8 81

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 10/13–22 72 Legendary Ireland 9/5–13 54

FRANCE

France: The Riviera, Provence & Paris 9/7–15 55 London, Normandy & Paris 10/11–22 71 Paris Escape 10/25–31 75

SPAIN

Grand Tour of Spain 9/12–22 59 Cancun Yucatan, CLUB MED

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THE ULTIMATE FAMILY VACATION 2018 promises to set a record for world-wide leisure travel, driven in part by the continuing popularity of European river cruises, the growing appeal of solo traveling, and now the demand for multi-generational vacations. These are vacations where the kids can enjoy supervised, kid-only activities while mom and dad luxuriate at the spa, grandpa plays golf and Aunt Sally and grandma go shopping. Later, at dinner under the stars, everyone can share their adventures and make plans to do it again tomorrow! It’s Paradise! But where is this paradise? Club Med. Yes, Club Med, still one of the world’s leading resort companies. Of course, Club Med is ideal for singles and couples too, but we loved their concept of family trips so much that we entered into an agreement to offer our members several of their best Caribbean, Mexican and Bahamas properties plus their famous Sandpiper Bay resort in Florida. Here’s the best part: These world-class destinations are all-inclusive. That means hotel, taxes and gratuities, meals (the food is legendary), snacks and open bar, activities and entertainment, are all included! It’s everything you need for a vacation that brings families together for the experience of a lifetime! You’ll find the details in our special 10-page section in this issue of CLUBMail. Don’t wait, just pick your dates and we’ll do the rest. Happy travels in the New Year! 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 The Amalfi Coast September 2017 This tour was highly recommended by friends! It definitely lived up to the recommendation! —Nancy C. The Amalfi Coast September 2017 It was a beautiful trip, very enjoyable. I am delighted that I went on this journey. Barbara, you were wonderful to work with. You answered all of my many questions and were always pleasant and welcoming. I look forward to exploring new adventures with The Travel Club.  —Joan W. Classic Tuscany October 2017 Raffaela was a wonderful Tour Manager—knowledgeable, friendly, interested in all her charges. The luncheon and tour at the farm were wonderful—a highlight of the trip. We learned a lot about wine making and olive pressing—and then got to sample all of it! Plenty of rest stops on the tour—a plus for us older citizens! —Joanne G. Classic Tuscany October 2017 A very wonderful trip. I especially loved the lunch at the vineyard. Thanks Barbara, for all your help. LOVE the $100 single supplement! Anne M. Sardinia October 2017 Lovely destination, good location on hotels. Nice having a full free day to explore on our own. Always felt safe on this trip. Guide Paola was great. —Mary W. Sicily’s Resorts September 2017 Our tour of Sicily was overall a great experience; truly an amazing destination with breathtaking views and interesting excursions. We were very happy with the excursion to Erice, which exhibits old world charm. Cefalu, Milazzo and Lipari are charming and beautiful as well. We especially loved our time in Taormina! The hotel is romantic and picturesque and close to the Piazza Duomo. —Darlene B. Romantic Rhine Cruise October 2017 This was my third experience with The Travel Club (but my first river cruise). I am very satisfied with the service and attention to detail that you have always provided. My friends and I were totally pleased with Avalon and are very happy for your affiliation with that cruise line. Keep up your good work. I highly recommend The Travel Club. —Ellen L. Cuba Cruise November 2017 Fabulous trip, enjoyed every minute! —Elaine M. Cuba Cruise November 2017 The presentations and entertainment on board the ship were excellent. I feel that I learned a lot while enjoying myself to the fullest. I have always had excellent experiences with The Travel Club: Costa Rica, Egypt, The Amalfi Coast, Paris and Florence. I am eagerly awaiting my next trip to the Azores. —Nancy V.

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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.

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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 Award-winner 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

STOMP Playing: April 20–21, 2018 Order by: March 21, 2018 Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “Stomp finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” Stomp. See what all the noise is about.

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WANG THEATRE

270 Tremont Street, Boston

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Playing: May 1–13, 2018 Order by: April 2, 2018

A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1–13. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in 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).

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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

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.

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

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

$319* pp/do

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

INCLUDES

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.

• 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

BERKSHIRES GETAWAY AND TANGLEWOOD CONCERT Friday, July 6–Sunday, July 8

Friday, July 27–Sunday, July 29

On the Town

West Side Story

$599

$599

Staged performance—Boston Pops Orchestra Keith Lockhart, Conductor

Remastered film—Boston Symphony Orchestra David Newman, Conductor

Saturday Evening Concert

Saturday Evening Concert

Monday, August 6–Wednesday, August 8

Friday, August 10–Sunday, August 12

Tanglewood on Parade

John Williams' Film Night

$479

Boston Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Conductors Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with Fireworks

Tuesday Evening Concert

$599

Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams, Andris Nelsons, Conductors

Saturday Evening Concert

*per person double occupancy in Standard Deluxe rooms The Red Lion Inn has several room types available yet rooms with two beds are limited. Call The Travel Club for room arrangements and triple and single reservations. Per person deposit is $300. Tanglewood

A CONCERT AT TANGLEWOOD, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is an American tradition. This iconic setting, with the Berkshires in the background, makes for a summer evening you’ll never forget. We’ve chosen four amazing concerts that include conductor Keith Lockhart, our home-town Boston Pops and of course, John Williams’ wonderful Film Night. Accommodations are at the historic Red INCLUDES Lion Inn in the heart of Norman Rockwell’s favorite town, Stockbridge, and we’ve included • Two nights’ first-class accommodations: admission to The Mount, the lovely estate The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge • Full breakfast each morning home and gardens of author Edith Wharton. • Concert—Tanglewood reserved shed seat • The Mount Estate & Gardens admission • To-Go Picnic Lunch provided by The Red Lion Inn • Parking at hotel

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RESERVE BY: July 7 Trip: MAY 16; July 27 Trip: JUNE 6; August 6 Trip: JUNE 13; August 10 Trip: JUNE 20 After deadline, call for availability.

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NEW YORK YANKEES

2 DAYS: Saturday, June 30–Sunday, July 1, 2018 THE TRAVEL CLUB’S SPORTS GETAWAYS are wildly popular and always sell out. Head to New York for a classic matchup between baseball’s legendary rivals—the Red Sox and the Yankees! This quick getaway includes a game at the new Yankee Stadium, accommodations in convenient Secaucus, NJ and a free day in NYC—you’ll head into Manhattan on Sunday after breakfast and depart the city late afternoon. Go Sox! RESERVE BY MARCH 23, 2018

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES

3 DAYS: Friday, August 10– Sunday, August 12, 2018

HEAD TO THE RENAISSANCE CITY OF BALTIMORE for a two-game matchup (times TBA) against the Orioles in historic Camden Yards—a classic stadium like Fenway Park with lots of charm. You’ll stay two nights in Timonium, MD (with transfers to the ballpark) and enjoy a visit to Annapolis and a harbor cruise. RESERVE BY MAY 4, 2018

After deadline, call for availability.

$349

per person double occupancy $339 per person triple occupancy; $429 for single reservations; $269 for child reservations. Deposit is $150 pp, $75 of which is non-refundable. Cancellation insurance waiver is $16 pp.*

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • One nights’ accommodations: Holiday Inn, Secaucus NJ • Deluxe continental breakfast on Sunday • Ticket to one game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday (time TBA) • Free day in NYC • Services of professional Tour Manager

$539

per person double occupancy $529 per person triple occupancy; $669 for single reservations; $439 for child. Deposit is $300 pp, $150 of which is non-refundable. Cancellation insurance waiver is $24 pp.*

INCLUDES • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • Two nights’ accommodations: Holiday Inn, Timonium MD • Tickets to two games at Camden Yards (times TBA) • Two breakfasts • Services of professional Tour Manager

*Although not required, we recommend purchasing the insurance. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Purchase of the waiver does not cover the cost of the tickets unless resold. Non-refundable portion of deposit will still apply. Child rates apply for children 7-17 sharing a room with two adults at the double occupancy rate.

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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

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

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

CANADIAN TULIP FESTIVAL & THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

4 DAYS: Thursday, May 10–Sunday, May 13, 2018

$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.

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.

INCLUDES • 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

Tulips; photo: Paul Shannon

RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 2, 2018

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

$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

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

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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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 • 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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Shenandoah Ridge

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

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CANADIAN ROCKIES

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & YELLOWSTONE 11 DAYS: Thursday, May 31–Sunday, June 10, 2018: from $3,459* Thursday, September 6–Sunday, September 16, 2018: from $4,099* *Prices are per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Single reservations: May from $4,039; September from $4,679. 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, and towering Victoria Glacier. Visit HeadSmashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO site before arriving in Waterton Lakes National Park. Arriving in Montana, we'll board vintage 1930's Red Buses for a tour of Glacier National Park—magnificent and pristine—and travel ACCOMMODATIONS up Going-to-the-Sun Road (“a strong contender for the most spectacular road DAY 1 Flight from Boston International Hotel, Calgary AB in America”–Lonely Planet). Yellowstone DAYS 2–4 Aspen Lodge, Banff AB is next—jaw-dropping mountain scenery, DAY 5 Glacier Country indescribable colors and jam-packed with DAY 6 Holiday Inn, Missoula MT wildlife—followed by the Grand Tetons and DAYS 7–8 Yellowstone Park Hotel, Yellowstone our final destination of Jackson. WY

FEATURES Calgary tour, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Waterton Lakes National Park, Going-to-theSun 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 (September only). Jackson—Snake River Float, Western Music Show & Dinner.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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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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 a narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and a INCLUDES traditional Downeast Lobsterbake with • Round-trip motorcoach transportation piano entertainment at our hotel. from select locations

$469

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

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

NIAGARA FALLS

4 DAYS: Monday, July 9–Thursday, July 12, 2018: $699* Monday, September 10–Thursday, September 13, 2018: $649* *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.

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.

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

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DRIVE YOURSELF WEEKEND

QUECHEE, VT BALLOON FESTIVAL 3 DAYS: Friday, June 15–Sunday, June 17, 2018

IT’S “UP, UP AND AWAY” on this festive Father’s Day weekend at the Hot Air Balloon Festival on the Quechee, VT Village Green! Chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 summer per person double occupancy events, the festival features more than 20 hot air balloons, music, $299 per person triple occupancy; $269 per person quad occupancy; craft artisans, a beer and wine garden and more. Weather and $499 for single reservations. Per person deposit is $150. wind permitting, five balloon flights are scheduled during the weekend! We’ve provided accommodations at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH (less INCLUDES than 15 minutes from Quechee) and admission • Two nights’ accommodations: to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH where you’ll experience the unforgettable live • Full breakfast Saturday and Sunday • Dinner one evening at hotel raptor exhibition with some of the institutes • Three-day admission to 39th Annual rehabilitated birds of prey. There’s much to Quechee Vermont Hot Air Balloon Craft do and see in this lovely part of New England: and Music Festival (including parking) Quechee Gorge, the beautiful Dartmouth • Admission to VT Institute of Natural College campus in nearby Hanover and the Science and Live Raptor Program village of Woodstock, “almost ridiculously • Admission to Billings Farm and Museum, pretty” according to The Boston Globe. Woodstock

$329

RESERVE BY APRIL 24, 2018

• Parking at hotel

DRIVE YOURSELF GETAWAY

DISCOVER PORTLAND, MAINE 3 DAYS: Wednesday, July 4–Friday, July 6, 2018

VOTED THE #1 COZIEST CITY IN AMERICA, Portland is charming and hip with a lively waterfront, excellent museums and galleries, an impressive foodie culture and brewing scene—all set amidst the brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets of this walkable, historic city. Join us this summer and enjoy the exciting fireworks show over the harbor, a scenic cruise to Bailey Island, a Maine lobster luncheon and a Wicked INCLUDES Walking Tour of the Old Port.

Old Port

RESERVE BY MAY 14, 2018

$479

per person double occupancy $419 per person triple occupancy; $359 per person quad occupancy; person deposit is $150.

• Two nights' accommodations: Hyatt Place • Buffet breakfast Thursday and Friday • Guided stroll to Portland waterfront fireworks display on Wednesday • Casco Bay Lines cruise to Bailey Island • Cook's Lobster House luncheon • Guided Old Port Wicked Walking Tour • Valet parking (one car per room)

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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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BOOTHBAY HARBOR

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

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

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

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

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.

$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.

INCLUDES

Montmorency Falls

• 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

RESERVE BY APRIL 6, 2018

After deadline, call for availability.

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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.

Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park

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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

or similar hotel accommodations

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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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 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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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

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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. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $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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THE HAMPTONS

2 DAYS: Wednesday, September 12–Thursday, September 13, 2018 Wednesday, September 26–Thursday, September 27, 2018

$329

per person double occupancy $319 per person triple occupancy; $419 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $16. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150.

Hamptons Beach

THE HAMPTONS—elegance and country charm combined! This overnight getaway to the eastern tip of Long Island begins with the scenic ferry crossing from New London, CT and a visit to the cozy waterfront village of Greenport. We’ve included a winery visit and wine tasting before arrival at our home for the INCLUDES night—Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead. • Round-trip motorcoach transportation We’ll enjoy a Hamptons tour that explores from select locations scenic South and East Hampton and a visit • One nights’ accommodations: Hyatt Place to charming Sag Harbor before heading to East End, Riverhead, NY Port Jefferson and the ferry home. • Two meals: one continental breakfast, RESERVE BY JUNE 5, 2018

After deadline, call for availability.

one dinner • Services of professional Tour Manager

ADIRONDACK HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

3 DAYS: Friday, September 21–Sunday, September 23, 2018

$539

per person double occupancy

Adirondacks Hot Air Balloon Festival

$529 per person triple occupancy; $739 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 $300.

IT’S HOT AIR BALLOON SEASON across the country! The 46th Annual Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival is an unforgettable event, rated as one the INCLUDES world’s top 10 balloon festivals. Weather permitting, you’ll witness the early morning • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations mass ascension and evening “Moon Glow.” • Two nights’ accommodations: Fort William Enhancing this colorful weekend are a Henry Resort, Lake George cruise on Lake George and a visit to • Four meals: two breakfasts, two dinners Saratoga Springs for a tour and free time. • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY JUNE 15, 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 experience unique shopping at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace.

Alamo

San Jose Mission

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• 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

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; Paseo del Rio narrated boat ride.

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

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

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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MEMPHIS & NASHVILLE

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

$1,859

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,839 per person triple occupancy; $2,309 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. hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Manager

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RESERVE BY MAY 8, 2018

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PLUS PORTLAND & SALEM

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

$2,899

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

Call for single and triple reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Per person deposit is $600. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

Portland

“IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS AN ‘IT’ STATE, THEN OREGON IS MAKING ALL THE HEADLINES.”—Culture Trip. The New York Times Magazine refers to Oregon as an “everexpanding culinary utopia.” That seems like a pretty good reason to visit. There’s more! Enjoy tax-free shopping as we visit Portland—one of the most exciting cities in North America with a vibrant downtown, artisanal eateries and independent coffee shops. Don’t forget “Emerald City” Eugene and Salem—in the center of the lush Williamette Valley. Did you know that Oregon has the most scenic byways in the U.S.? We’ll explore along the Historic Columbia River Highway and Scenic Byway—America’s first and dubbed the “King of Roads.” And finally, the state is brimming with gorgeous vineyards like those in the Willamette Valley— recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world—which has over two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards, and is home to nearly 500 wineries. We’ll visit and enjoy tastings at four of these award-winning wineries, including King Estate and Erath Vineyards.

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Portland guided tour. Historic Columbia River Highway and Scenic Byway: Troutdale, Vista House, Horsetail Falls, Twin Tunnels Trails. Local farm visit. Tastings at Beckham Estate, Erath Vineyards, King Estate, Williamette Valley Vineyards. Visit Corvallis; Albany walking tour; Salem; Oregon Garden in Silverton.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Portland, via a connecting city • Five nights’ accommodations: Portland 2n, Salem 3n • Breakfast daily • Welcome and farewell dinner • Wine estate-grown dinner • Wine tastings at four vineyards • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Guides

The Willamette Valley won the 2016 Wine Region of the Year award by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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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. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $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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CANYON COUNTRY GRAND CANYON, BRYCE CANYON, ZION NATIONAL PARK & LAS VEGAS

8 DAYS: Tuesday, October 2–Tuesday, October 9, 2018

$3,119

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $3,089 per person triple occupancy. $3,869 for sinlge 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.

Monument Valley

AMERICA’S LEGENDARY CANYON COUNTRY—an untamed landscape of spectacular scenery. Our exploration begins in colorful Scottsdale: enjoy a visit with a Native American tribe member. Visit beautiful and “art-ful” Sedona before heading to Oak Creek Canyon and Kaibab National Forest on our way to the South Rim and a day exploring the Grand Canyon, East Rim Drive and historic Cameron Trading Post. From our hotel overlooking the blue waters of Lake Powell we start the day with a breakfast cruise. Later we can ACCOMMODATIONS choose from a drive through Monument DAY 1 Flight from Boston; Courtyard by Valley Navajo Tribal Park or a canyon Marriott Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ adventure cruise. Spend a day amid the DAY 2 Yavapai East Lodge, Grand Canyon AZ scenic wonders of Bryce Canyon National DAYS 3–4 Lake Powell National Park Hotel, Park and the red and white sandstone cliffs Lake Powell AZ of Zion National Park. Our journey ends DAY 5 Majestic View Lodge, Sprindale UT with two nights in the painted desert and DAYS 6–7 Ballys Casino Resort, Las Vegas NV man-made wonder of Las Vegas! DAY 8 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Phoenix and Las Vegas to Boston, 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: six breakfasts, four dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

Native American history visit, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Cameron Trading Post, Lake Powell breakfast cruise, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas. OPTIONAL: Sedona—Jeep Tour.

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WASHINGTON D.C. COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

4 DAYS: Friday, October 5–Monday, October 8, 2018 EXPERIENCE THE MEMORIES, MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS of our Capital. Enjoy a full day of touring including Arlington National Cemetery, the Korean and Vietnam Veteran Memorials, and the World War II Memorial. The following day starts with a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and includes transportation to the Mall area so you may explore on your own. Dinner will be followed by a twilight tour of the illuminated monuments with stops at the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. As we depart for home the next morning, we'll view the United States Air Force memorial.

$679

per person double occupancy $659 per person triple occupancy; $899 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $60. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

INCLUDES

The White House

RESERVE BY JUNE 25, 2018

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

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW 2 DAYS: Thursday, October 25–Friday, October 26, 2018

EXPLORE NEW YORK’S HAUNTED HISTORY TRAIL on this two-day, pre-Halloween getaway that includes Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, a walking ghost tour of Rhinebeck, a visit to Wing's Castle—complete with seven towers and a moat— and a special "farm to table" dinner at Sprout Creek Farm. We'll start with Washington Irving's (author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) charming home at Sunnyside, learn about the Headless Horseman and the ghosts wandering the Beekman Arms—America's oldest inn; and have free time for lunch and shopping.

$339

per person double occupancy $329 per person triple occupancy; $409 for single reservations. Cancellation insurance waiver is $16. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $150, $50 of which is non-refundable.

INCLUDES

Beekman Arms

• Round-trip motorcoach transportation from select locations • One nights’ accommodations: Springhill Suites, Fishkill NY • Two meals: one breakfast, one dinner • Services of professional Tour Manager

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CHICAGO GETAWAY

4 DAYS: Thursday, October 11–Sunday, October 14, 2018

$1,399

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Call for single and triple reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Per person deposit is $600. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

WHY CHICAGO, YOU ASK? Here’s why: over five thousand restaurants—Chicago was named the “Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon Appétit; 60 local breweries, an awardwinning skyline and awesome architecture, 26 miles of lakefront, the 13-block stretch of Michigan Avenue dubbed The Magnificent Mile—home to three indoor malls and 50 flagship stores; 60 museums—see the world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex at The Field Museum; 77 distinct neighborhoods and 500 parks and gardens to explore—including art-filled Millennium Park, where the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture resides. Enjoy three nights in centrally located accommodations and a get-acquainted tour. Don’t miss Chicago Riverwalk for breathtaking views of some of Chicago’s most gorgeous architecture; Navy Pier—with shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and sightseeing boat tours—and Willis Tower’s Skydeck Chicago—for breathtaking views of the city.

Millenium Park

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Chicago • Three nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Felix (or similar) • Breakfast daily • Half-day guided panoramic Chicago tour • Escorted, private round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

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DON’T MISS THESE! CHICAGO’S TOP 3 CLASSIC FOODS: OUR HOT DOG, DEEP-DISH PIZZA AND ITALIAN BEEF. DEEP-DISH CHICAGO PIZZA: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, The Original Gino’s East of Chicago CHICAGO-STYLE HOT DOGS: Portillo’s, George’s Hot Dogs or Red Hot Ranch in Bucktown, and Franks ‘N’ Dawgs or The Wiener’s ITALIAN BEEF: Al’s Beef in Little Italy, Mr. Beef on Orleans. It’s a small space with more of a “dive” vibe

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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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. 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. OPTIONAL: Grand Canyon—Helicopter Ride.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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

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DISCOVER HAWAII OAHU, MAUI & THE BIG ISLAND

9 DAYS: Sunday, November 4–Monday, November 12, 2018

$3,999

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

Call for single and triple reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Per person deposit is $600. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

Honolulu

“HAWAII—THE LOVELIEST FLEET OF ISLANDS that lies anchored in any ocean.”—Mark Twain. Join us in the Paradise of the Pacific and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, aloha spirit, stunning beaches and exciting activities that keep Hawaii rated a top vacation destination. Begin in Honolulu on Oahu and enjoy a full-day tour that includes visits to the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial, downtown Honolulu and Punchbowl—the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On Maui, considered one of the most beautiful in the Hawaiian island chain and voted “Best Island” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, we’ve included a fun and festive traditional Luau in Lahaina. Once we arrive on the Big Island of Hawaii we’ll venture out on a full-day Volcano Adventure. Numerous optional tours will be offered to ACCOMMODATIONS complete your vacation. DAY 1 Flight from Boston DAYS 1–3

Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu

DAYS 4–6

Aston Kaanapali Shores, Lahaina, Maui

DAYS 7–8

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Kailua-Kona, Big Island

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Honolulu and Kona to Boston, via a connecting city • Internal flights: Honolulu – Maui, Maui – Kona • Eight nights’ first-class accommodations • Breakfast daily • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

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FEATURES Oahu: USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu tour. Maui: Old Lahaina Luau. Big Island: Volcano Adventure. OPTIONALS: Oahu—Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation, Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran, Polynesian Cultural Center Luau. Maui—Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour, East Maui Waterfalls and Rainforest Hike, Sunset Dinner Cruise, Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Tour. Big Island—Island Breeze Luau, ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley, Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure, Hawaii Island Tour, Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour, Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm.

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NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS & NEW ORLEANS

8 DAYS: Friday, November 30–Friday, December 7, 2018

$3,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $3,169 per person triple occupancy; $3,999 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.

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY ATMOSPHERE AND FESTIVITIES in the birthplace of American music on this tour showcasing three musical Meccas for fans of jazz, blues and country music. In Nashville we'll enjoy the legendary Grand Ole Opry, tour historic RCA Studio B and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame before opting for a carriage ride or river cruise to see the holiday lights. At Belle Meade Plantation we'll indulge in a wine tasting and homemade sweets! In Memphis, we'll listen as local musicians rhapsodize about Memphis' blues, soul and rock `n' roll history, before touring Graceland. New Orleans indisputably wears the jazz crown and is home to such landmarks as Jackson Square and the unique French Quarter—where we'll learn to cook “N'awlins” style—and take a bayou swamp cruise. During the holiday ACCOMMODATIONS season, the city is aglow with twinkling DAY 1 Flight from Boston lights, decorated iron-laced balconies and DAYS 1–3 Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville streetcars decked out with garlands. DAY 4

FEATURES Nashville: visit RCA Studio B, Music Row and Parthenon, Grand Ole Opry evening show, Country Music Hall of Fame, Belle Meade Plantation. Memphis: musical heritage city tour led by local musicians, Graceland. New Orleans: choice of French Quarter walking tour or panoramic coach tour. Café Du Monde, Louisiana swamp cruise (weather dependent), New Orleans School of Cooking demonstration and jazz revue. OPTIONAL: New Orleans—Jazz afternoon brunch.

SAVE $200 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY MAY 23, 2018

DAYS 5–7 DAY 8

Sheraton Memphis Downtown, Memphis Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

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

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NEW YEAR’S IN CALIFORNIA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE

5 DAYS: Saturday, December 29, 2018–Wednesday, January 2, 2019

$2,779

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $2,749 per person triple occupancy; $3,379 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $110. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $550.

Los Angeles Fireworks

WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THIS UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY to sunny Southern California and enjoy the event of the year—the Tournament of Roses Parade! From our accommodations in Los Angeles we’ll head to Pasadena for a behind-the-scenes look at the parade preparations and view the floats in their final stages of decorating. Next, take our seats for Bandfest and watch a preview of the bands selected from all over the country that will perform in the parade. Enjoy free time back in Los Angeles during the afternoon and evening. Begin New Year’s Eve day relaxing or schedule an optional tour before the Gala Dinner Dance this evening— complete with live entertainment and a champagne toast. On New Year’s Day we’ll return to Pasadena and our reserved seats for prime viewing of the magnificent parade. Parade Float

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Los Angeles, California, via a connecting city • Private sedan transfers within 50 miles of Boston’s Logan Airport (one car per booking) • Four nights’ first-class accommodations: The Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles • Five meals: three breakfasts, two dinners • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

Pasadena excursion to see the floats being decorated, attend Bandfest to see selected bands perform. New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance; Tournament of Roses Parade reserved seating. OPTIONALS: Inside Historic Hollywood, The Queen Mary and Long Beach Aquarium, The Jewel of Pasadena, The Reagan Library, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. LAS VEGAS 3n post-tour extension $699 pp/do land only.

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NEW YEAR’S IN NASHVILLE

5 DAYS: Saturday, December 29, 2018–Wednesday, January 2, 2019

$1,929

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $1,909 per person triple occupancy; $2,429 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. TripAssure Travel Protection Plan is $200. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $300.

Cumberland River

NAMED ONE OF THE FRIENDLIEST CITIES by Condé Nast Traveler, Nashville is the perfect spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Spend four nights at the Opryland Hotel, charmingly decorated for the holidays, and enjoy a wealth of dining, shopping and entertainment, indoor pool and nine acres of lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. We’ll take in a performance of the Grand Ole Opry at historic Ryman Auditorium, enjoy a tour of Nashville with our singer/song writer guide, visit Belle Meade Plantation and Country Music Hall of Fame. Ring in the New Year aboard the General Jackson Showboat—a 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat— with dinner, dancing and fireworks at midnight as we cruise the Cumberland River! During our free time we might wander one of Nashville’s charming neighborhoods packed with unique shops, indie coffeehouses, innovative bakeries, new breweries and distilleries. “A perfect harmony of howdy ma’am Southern character and a hip, urban flair, Nashville exudes a personality all its own,” says Lonely Planet, who named Nashville one of the top ten world cities to visit. Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry

FEATURES

INCLUDES

Grand Ole Opry performance. Guided tour including Music Row and Historic RCA Studio B. General Jackson Showboat New Year’s Eve celebration. Day at leisure. Visit Belle Meade Plantation and Country Music Hall of Fame.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Nashville, via a connecting city • Four nights’ accommodations: Opryland Hotel • Seven meals: four breakfasts, three dinners • Services of professional Tour Manager

RESERVE BY MAY 7, 2018

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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, May 5–Sunday, May 13, 2018 Saturday, September 22–Sunday, September 30, 2018 Saturday, September 29–Sunday, October 7, 2018 Saturday, October 6–Sunday, October 14, 2018

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • 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.

RESERVE BY: May Trip: CALL TODAY TO RESERVE September & October Trips: MAY 31, 2018

Capri

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

CLASSIC TUSCANY

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. 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.

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 FEATURES the most gorgeous scallop-shaped piazza April 2018: Fifteen meals: seven breakfasts, and astonishing San Gimignano—the city of two lunches with wine, six dinners with wine; medieval towers. We’ve set aside a full day to Welcome cocktail. Full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Full-day excursion to Florence with explore the Cinque Terre—some of the most walking tour. Excursion to Lucca with walking tour. dramatic coastal scenery on the planet. To these Wine tasting and lunch. Montecatini Alto and local wondrous surroundings, we’ve added wine market. Cooking demonstration at hotel. Full-day tastings and local lunches, wine with dinner and excursion to Cinque Terre including lunch with wine . expert guides leading the way. The Travel Club’s October 2018: Sixteen meals: seven exclusive trip to Tuscany can’t be beat! breakfasts, four lunches with wine, five dinners with wine; Welcome cocktail. Full-day

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Grand Hotel Plaza, Montecatini Terme • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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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: CALL TODAY TO RESERVE October Trip: MAY 31, 2018

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$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 ACCOMMODATIONS islands of Panarea and Stromboli to see DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston the sun set on the volcano! We’ll end our DAYS 2–4 Hotel Al Madarig, vacation in Taormina, a breathtaking paradise Castellammare del Golfo where history meets “la dolce vita” with DAYS 5–8 Hotel Arciduca, Lipari quaint streets packed with color and charm, DAYS 9–10 Hotel Continental, Taormina boutiques and cafés. Enjoy a guided walking DAY 11 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations tour and an excursion to Mt. Etna followed by a winery visit and lunch at Villagrande Estate on the slopes of the volcano! INCLUDES

FEATURES 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.

RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 11, 2018

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Palermo and Catania to Boston, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • 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

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SICILY’S RESORTS

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


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THE ITALIAN LAKES 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 ACCOMMODATIONS glamorous locations, unrivaled scenery and, of course, great food! DAY 1 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

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Verona and Milan to Boston, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Seven nights' three-star accommodations • Welcome drink and tour orientation • Thirteen meals: seven breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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Lake Garda

FEATURES 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.

RESERVE BY FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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

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

$4,279

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

From $4,759 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

FEATURES

INCLUDES

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.

• 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

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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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RESERVE BY MARCH 29, 2018

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THE FRENCH RIVIERA, PROVENCE AND PARIS

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

from

$3,599

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

From $4,179 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' 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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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

WEEK-LONG GETAWAYS

BRUGES

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

$2,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $595. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

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.

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

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

$2,399

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

EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

MUNICH

SIngle supplement is $315. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $400.

INCLUDES

Nymphenburg Palace

RESERVE BY MAY 18, 2018

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

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.

$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.

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RESERVE BY MAY 16, 2018

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

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

AMSTERDAM

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


THE GREEK ISLANDS

14 DAYS: Monday, September 10–Sunday, September 23, 2018 from

$4,049

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

From $4,549 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Acropolis, Athens

A GREEK ISLANDS HOLIDAY: whitewashed, cliff-hugging villages, enchanting seascapes, black sand beaches, ancient ruins and, of course, Mediterranean cuisine—all add up to the trip of a lifetime. This Greek Odyssey begins and ends in Athens: monuments, eclectic markets and lively streets. Visit Mykonos—the most impressive port town in the Cyclades —to soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere, and Santorini—one of the ten best islands in Europe with scenery and charm off the charts—to watch one of the world's truly beautiful sunsets. Next is Crete, flush with fantastic beaches and turquoise lagoons! Some say visiting Greece is a life-altering experience. Let's find out!

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4

Saint George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens

DAYS 5–7

San Antonio Summerland, Mykonos

DAYS 8–10

El Greco Resort, Santorini

DAYS 11–12

Hotel Galaxy Iraklio, Crete

DAY 13

Saint George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens

DAY 14

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Athens, via a connecting city • Ferry from Athens to Mykonos, ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, ferry from Santorini to Crete, flight from Crete to Athens • Twelve nights’ four-star accommodations • Seventeen meals: twelve breakfasts, five dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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FEATURES Athens: tour including Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Zeus, Syntagma Square. Free day in Athens. Mykonos tour including Little Venice, windmills and Church of Panagia Paraportiani. Two free days in Mykonos. Santorini tour including Akrotiri excavations, Profitis Ilias Mountain panoramic views and Pyrgos. Free day in Santorini. Free day in Crete. Guided tour of Heraklion including the ruins of Knossos and Archaeological Museum. OPTIONALS: Athens—Cape Sounion excursion, Delphi excursion. Mykonos—Cooking class and lunch, Delos excursion. Santorini—Wine tasting and lunch, Caldera cruise and dinner. Crete—Chania excursion. ATHENS 2n post-tour extension $299 pp/do land. OPTIONALS: Host hosted dinner; Excursion to Corinth, Epidaurus & Mycenae.

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GRAND TOUR OF SPAIN

MADRID, SEVILLA, GRANADA, CORDOBA, VALENCIA, BARCELONA 11 DAYS: 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 8thcentury 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 to Valencia. We'll visit the town's bustling market and walk ACCOMMODATIONS through the old quarter. This vacation ends DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston in the enchanting seaside city of Barcelona. DAYS 2–4 Catalonia Atocha Hotel, Madrid A bit of this, a taste of that—it's the perfect DAYS 5–6 Melia Leberos Hotel, Seville way to experience the best of Spain!

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.”

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DAY 7

Hotel Carmen, Granada

DAY 8

Hotel Tryp Valencia Feria, Valencia

DAYS 9–10 DAY 11

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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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. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

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 • 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.

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$4,099

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $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

Edinburgh

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

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES 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

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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THE U.K. BY RAIL

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


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2018 PRESIDENT’S TRIP

LAKES & VILLAGES OF NORTHERN ITALY PLUS: ALPINE SWITZERLAND

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

$2,899

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. 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. Explore this beautiful region with The Travel Club president, Tim Montgomery. 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.

INCLUDES

FEATURES

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Milan, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • 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

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.

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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 independent 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 white, DAYS 2–3 Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Athens blue-domed buildings; and Paros: traditional DAYS 4–6 Porto Mykonos Hotel, Mykonos villages of narrow streets, flowered balconies DAYS 7–9 Santorini Palace, Santorini and hilly, vineyard-covered countryside. DAYS 10–12 Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, Paros On this independent program, we’ve done DAY 13 Flight from Paros to Athens, the planning for you—so you can enjoy the return flight to Boston freedom of touring at your own pace! or similar hotel accommodations

FEATURES

INCLUDES

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.

• 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

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

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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 INCLUDES by a visit to a local sheep farm that produces cheese in the local tradition, where we'll have • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia lunch of cheese and seasonal fare. After a Airlines flights from Boston to Turin, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to visit to the medieval town of Monforte we'll make your own air arrangements) walk about two hours through the vineyards • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: to Barolo. Here we'll have lunch and later tour Hotel Savona, Alba the wine museum. A wonderful experience • Welcome cocktail and tour presentation awaits us in Canelli where we'll visit the • Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four famous “underground cathedrals”—fantastic lunches, four dinners with wine wine cellars producing the local spumante. • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ 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

$4,109

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

From $4,714 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 ACCOMMODATIONS atmosphere with superb green parks, a walkable historic center and fantastic beer DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston halls! Enjoy special admission to an Oktoberfest DAYS 2–4 Abba Berlin Hotel, Berlin DAYS 5–6 NH Dresden, Dresden tent and sample Munich's famous beer.

FEATURES 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 posttour extension $549 pp/do. OPTIONALS: Traditional Viennese Wine Tavern evening; Danube River Cruise.

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DAYS 7–8

Hotel Europa Bamberg, Bamberg

DAYS 9–11

Angelo Munich Westpark, Munich

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' three- and four-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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THE AZORES

THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL 8 DAYS: 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.

Azores

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! Sete Cidades

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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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, the natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz, the pastoral village of Santana and a traditional Espetada (cooked-overan-open fire) dinner. Leaving behind our “paradise island,” a short flight brings ACCOMMODATIONS us to mainland Portugal and our home DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston for the next three nights, Cascais, on DAYS 2–5 Pestana Casino Park, the Portuguese Riviera. We’ll visit the Funchal, Madeira pilgrimage site of Fatima, medieval Obidos, DAYS 6–8 Vila Gale Hotel, Cascais, Portugal DAY 9 Return flight to Boston the glorious walled city of Sintra and take a or similar hotel accommodations full-day excursion to historic Lisbon.

FEATURES

INCLUDES

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

• 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

RESERVE BY APRIL 19, 2018

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EASY GOING ON THE AMALFI COAST

9 DAYS: Friday, September 28–Saturday, October 6, 2018

$2,999

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

Single supplement is $550. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Sorrento

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 pizzamaking 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!

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Seven nights’ accommodations: Hotel Zi Teresa, Sorrento • Fourteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, three lunches with wine, four dinners with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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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.

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GETAWAY TO ICELAND

6 DAYS: Thursday, October 4–Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Tuesday, October 23–Sunday, October 28, 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 Icelandik Bay before we return to the airport.

INCLUDES

Blue Lagoon

RESERVE BY: October 4th Trip: APRIL 27, 2018 October 23rd Trip: MAY 18, 2018

• 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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PADUA & BOLOGNA

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

$3,199

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

Bologna

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 ACCOMMODATIONS the cheeses, cured hams and vinegars that DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston originate in the area, many of which have DAYS 2–4 Albergo Verdi, Padua been famous for centuries. Visit Ferrara— DAYS 5–8 Hotel Cavour, Bologna one of Italy's best kept secrets, Ravenna— DAY 9 Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations with its astonishing Byzantine mosaics, and Parma—recently named Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy! INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Venice and Bologna to Boston, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • 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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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 MAY 31, 2018

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LONDON, NORMANDY & PARIS 12 DAYS: Thursday, October 11–Monday, October 22, 2018

$3,699

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

From $4,349 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy

FROM EXCITING LONDON WITH ITS WORLD HERITAGE SITES, world-class museums and cozy pubs to captivating Paris with its delectable cuisine, vast art collections and haute couture, from historic Normandy to the wild, dramatic coastline of Brittany, this new vacation has it all! We’ll see London’s iconic landmarks on a panoramic tour and zip below the English Channel on the Eurostar train. In Normandy we’ll visit the D-Day Museum in Arromanches, the American Cemetery in Colleville and walk on Omaha Beach. Next we’ll explore breathtaking Mont-SaintMichel and three gems of Brittany: stunning Saint-Malo, regal Dinard and charming Dinan. In Paris we’ll enjoy a guided tour highlighting the city’s arrondissements (neigh-borhoods), the Champ-Élysées and Place de la Concorde followed by free time to explore on your own. ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1

Omaha Beach

FEATURES London landmarks tour including Big Ben and Tower of London. Free day in London. Eurostar train. Calais and Honfleur. Normandy tour including D-Day Museum, American Cemetery in Colleville, Pointe du Hoc, Bayeux Tapestry. Brittany coast, Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo tour. Visit Chartres and Chartres Cathedral. Paris highlights tour. Free day in Paris. OPTIONALS: London—Excursion to Windsor Castle; Excursion to Stonehenge & Oxford. Brittany—Excursion to Dinan & Dinard. Paris—Seine River Cruise & Dinner; Versailles Palace & Gardens; Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

Overnight flight from Boston

DAYS 2–4

Hilton Kensington, London

DAYS 5–6

Hotel Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome, Cabourg

DAYS 7–8

Best Western Alexandra, Saint-Malo

DAYS 9–11

AC Porte Maillot, Paris

DAY 12

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

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

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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 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

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

Overnight flight from Boston

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.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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

$2,569

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

Trevi Fountain, Rome

THE ANCIENTS WERE RIGHT! Rome is the Eternal City and its 3,000-year heritage is evident on every street of this historic and cultural gem where modern life blends with the antiquities of a lost time. 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 Medici accommodations. Explore St. Peter's Square and Basilica with “jump-the-line” tickets for the Vatican Museum, followed by a panoramic coach tour. Enjoy excursions to hilltop Tivoli—including guided tours of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Villa Adriana, the sprawling estate of Emperor Hadrian, and the 16th-century Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa famous for its landscaped gardens and lavish fountains—and the Castelli Romani wine district where we'll visit the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo—the beloved summer residence of many Popes. Both excursions include lunch with wine. As you explore Rome on your own, we have a few suggestions: Don't miss the Borghese Museum—the art, the gardens and the building are extravagantly beautiful. Head to the Campo dei Fiori outdoor market, buy your wine, bread, cheese and enjoy a picnic at Piazza Navona as you people watch. You'll discover the treasures of this immense open-air museum go hand-in-hand with Rome's more modern pleasures—legendary cuisine, cutting-edge fashion and shopping!

TRIPADVISOR HOTEL REVIEW

INCLUDES

Hotel Medici, October 2017— Ideal hotel for great city break in Rome! Well situated on a quiet street. There are numerous attractive restaurants in the vicinity, and an excellent pizzeria right next door. The hotel was attractive, and the room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. There was also a very nice little courtyard to sit in. Staff were friendly and welcoming, and helpful with regard to enquiries and reservations. We would definitely return to Hotel Medici on our next visit to Rome.

• Round-trip, non-stop, regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Seven nights’ superior three-star accommodations: Hotel Medici • Breakfast daily, welcome beverage on arrival, welcome dinner with wine at local restaurant, two lunches with wine • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers

RESERVE BY MAY 31, 2018

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SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

Single supplement is $295. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $200. 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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ROME & ITS COUNTRYSIDE


EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE SINGLE-FRIENDLY PRICING

SICILIAN ADVENTURE

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

$3,199

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $525. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $400. 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.

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

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

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Palermo and Catania to Boston, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Seven nights' four-star accommodations • Fourteen meals: seven breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners with wine • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

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Taormina

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 MAY 31, 2018

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$1,899

per person double occupancy INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. $2,799 for single reservations. Triples for this tour are unavailable. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $500. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

Champ-Élysées

“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. Eiffel Tower

TRAVELER REVIEW “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

RESERVE BY MAY 21, 2018

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Paris, via a connecting city • 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

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EXCLUSIVE CLUB DEPARTURE

PARIS ESCAPE

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


ANCIENT PERU & MACHU PICCHU 11 DAYS: Thursday, November 1–Sunday, November 11, 2018

from

$3,569

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

From $3,974 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600. Machu PIcchu

THE MYSTICAL RUINS AND MISTY PEAKS OF MACHU PICCHU are, for many, a once-in-alifetime destination. One of the most popular places to visit in the world, it appears on many lists of the best places to see and is recognized as one of the seven Modern Wonders of the World. On this amazing Peruvian adventure, we’ll walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca as we explore Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We’ll begin in Lima—“an international city, with a wealth of sights, tastes and activities that connect the present with its ancient past”—The New York Times; and explore Cuzco—“the foremost city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.”—Lonely Planet. Discover the wonder, mystery and natural ACCOMMODATIONS beauty of Peru’s ancient civilizations, vibrant DAY 1 Flight from Boston cities, and breathtaking landscapes. DAYS 1–3

DAYS 4–6 DAY 7 DAYS 8–9 DAYS 10–11

Casa Andina Select Miraflores, Lima Hilton Garden Inn Cusco, Cuzco El MaPI by Inkaterra, Aguas Calientes Hilton Garden Inn Cusco, Cuzco Dayroom in Lima, return flight to Boston

or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Lima, via a connecting city • Internal flights from Lima to Cuzco • Nine nights’ three-star accommodations, dayroom on departure day from Lima • Sixteen meals: nine breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of professional Tour Director

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FEATURES Lima tour including Laro Museum, and Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site. Free day in Lima. Cuzco highlights tour including Cristo Blanco statue. The Sacred Valley of the Incas including traditional markets and Ollantaytambo ruins. Machu Picchu tour. Free day in Cuzco. OPTIONALS: Lima—Excursion to Pisco & Nazca Lines with lunch; Traditional Peruvian Dinner. Cuzco—Peruvian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner, Return visit to Machu Picchu; Incan Traditions Excursion to Moray, Maras & Chinchero & Dinner. THE AMAZON 4n post tour extension $899 pp/do land and air. OPTIONAL: Amazon Canopy Walk.

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

$2,499

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 Alberobello a winery visit. Explore the unique character and charm of this “mostly undiscovered” slice of Italian heaven! INCLUDES

FEATURES 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.

RESERVE BY MAY 31, 2018

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Bari, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • 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

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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


DISCOVER PORTUGAL PORTO, LISBON & THE ALGARVE

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

from

$2,659

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

From $2,919 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450. LIsbon

IN ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL PORTUGAL, we'll discover charming villages, a dramatic coastline, fairytale palaces and flower-covered landscapes. Begin in Porto—where port wine originated—with a wander through the medieval lanes of the old district and the postcardperfect Douro riverfront. In Gothic Coimbra we'll visit both the university and the stunning cathedral before arriving in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Evora—with its Roman roots, a cultural oasis for over 2,000 years. Discover white-sand beaches and tranquil fishing villages in the Algarve, Portugal's resort-lined coast, and visit Cape St. Vincent, thought to be the edge of the world before the Age of Discovery. Colorful Lisbon has oldworld neighborhoods, the Moorish Alfama Quarter, world-class art and museums, mosaic sidewalks, red-tiled roofs, tiny fado clubs and monuments to the explorers.

ACCOMMODATIONS DAY 1 DAYS 2–3 DAY 4

Overnight flight from Boston NH Batalha, Porto Muralhas, Evora

DAYS 5–6

Tivoli Lagos, Algarve

DAYS 7–8

Zenit Lisboa, Lisbon

DAY 9

Return flight to Boston or similar hotel accommodations

INCLUDES • Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Porto and Lisbon to Boston, via a connecting city • Seven nights’ four-star accommodations • Ten meals: seven breakfasts, three dinner with wine or beer • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers • Services of multilingual Tour Director

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The Algarve

FEATURES Porto tour including Old-World Ribeira district; Coimbra tour including the university and cathedral. Evora tour; Algarve coast, visit Lagos, Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. Lisbon tour including Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower and Alfama district. OPTIONALS: Porto—Douro River Cruise and port wine cellars. Lisbon—Fado Dinner and Show; Sintra and Portuguese Riviera. LISBON 2n post-tour extension $309 pp/do. OPTIONALS: Fatima Shrines and Basilicas; Medieval Obidos and Nazare.

CALL TODAY TO RESERVE.

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$2,199

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

Sorrento

Single supplement is $325. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

JOIN US IN SORRENTO AND ROME this November after the crowds have gone home and while the temps are still ideal for touring and sightseeing. Spend three nights in charming Sorrento—the grand dame of Italian resorts—and discover winding, cobbled streets, elegant piazzas, an unspoiled old quarter, al fresco cafes and sweeping views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. We’ll visit the famous ruins at Pompeii (without the jostling crowds) and spend a day on the Amalfi Coast visiting Positano and Amalfi. In Meta di Sorrento, we’ll visit a cooking school for a hands-on cooking lesson, followed by dinner. In Rome we’ll discover a living museum of breathtaking art and architecture and astonishing ancient sites. Enjoy a guided visit to St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum.

INCLUDES

St. Peter’s Basilica

FEATURES Excursion to Pompeii. Visit Gragnano’s “pasta factory.” Excursion to Positano and Amalfi. Handson cooking lesson. Half-day tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum.

• Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Naples, via Rome and Rome to Boston (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements) • Five nights’ three-and four-star accommodations (Hotel Tramontano, Sorrento 3n; Hotel Medici, Rome 2n) • Breakfast daily • Welcome and farewell dinners with wine at local restaurants • One lunch at local restaurant • Cooking lesson at Un Posta a Meti Cooking School in Meta di Sorrento, followed by dinner • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/ hotel transfers • Services of professional local Tour Manager

RESERVE BY MAY 31, 2018

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SORRENTO & ROME

7 DAYS: Saturday, November 24–Friday, November 30, 2018


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. Instant purchase airfare may be available at a lower rate. Call for details. $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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$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. Additional deposit may be required at time of air ticket purchase.

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 JUNE 25, 2018

• 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: Saturday, December 1–Saturday, December 8, 2018


WELCOME TO CLUB MED THE CARIBBEAN, FLORIDA & MEXICO

Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive vacations, is better than ever! For anyone looking for sun, sea, sand and adventure, their all-inclusive resorts in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean are a veritable paradise. Imagine white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and a variety of activities for all ages. Each resort has undergone extensive renovations resulting in the best Club Med experience ever! You don’t have to worry about anything once you arrive— simply sit back, relax and enjoy the true meaning of a tropical paradise vacation. With Club Med’s all-inclusive packages, land and water sports, all-day dining options, fun-filled kids clubs and zero stress, you’ll discover the true meaning of “relax.” All Club Med packages (except Columbus Isle) can be as long or as short as you’d like. Book a long weekend, a week or a month! Prices listed are per person double occupancy, per night. Airfare is not included in this price but we’ll get you the rate when you call to check availability and reserve. Columbus Isle, Bahamas requires a seven-night stay. When you book with The Travel Club, we’ll take care of the $60 per person Club Med membership fee— which also includes Club Med travel insurance.

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RESORT from

$129

per person, per night based on double occupancy, land only All prices are indicative prices per adult, based on double occupancy, and include taxes. Type of room is based on availability. Prices are subject to change at any time. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

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It’s true what they say: Punta Cana really is the ultimate family resort and exclusive couples retreat. Discover your inner acrobat at Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil — a circus-inspired playground. Be sure to check out the kids clubs where you’ll find non-stop excitement for children of all ages. From swinging on a trapeze to swinging a golf club, to enjoying couple’s fine dining, there’s something for every getaway-lover.

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from

$118

per person, per night based on double occupancy, land only All prices are indicative prices per adult, based on double occupancy, and include taxes. Type of room is based on availability. Prices are subject to change at any time. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

from

$129

per person, per night based on double occupancy, land only All prices are indicative prices per adult, based on double occupancy, and include taxes. Type of room is based on availability. Prices are subject to change at any time. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

from

$1,641

per person for a 7-night air-inclusive vacation package All prices are indicative prices per adult, based on double occupancy, and include taxes. Type of room is based on availability. Price is inclusive of a roundtrip flight from Boston Logan International Airport to San Salvador International Airport for travel dates throughout May 11, 2018 to June 8, 2018. Price is subject to change at any time. 7-night minimum stay is required for Columbus Isle and must be booked with air.

SANDPIPER BAY, FLORIDA RESORT Welcome to Sandpiper Bay, Club Med’s only all-inclusive resort in the US. Jump head-first into a family vacation packed full of sports and instruction on demand with the world-class Club Med Academies. Whether you want to improve your golf, tennis or volleybill skills, or just relax by the infinity pool or at the L’Occitane spa, it’s a haven for those looking to get away and get moving, or not.

CANCUN, MEXICO RESORT Experience the perfect destination for water sports neighboring ancient Mayan ruins. Spend some time relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches, or venture to town and explore Mexico's flavorful culture. Feast away the evening and dine till your heart’s content on authentic Mexican cuisine. With so many activities, this Caribbean Sea vacation is something everyone in your family will remember.

COLUMBUS ISLE, BAHAMAS RESORT Get onboard the vacation of a lifetime at this romantic couple’s destination. The Bahamas is amongst the 10 best diving sites on earth, and going on a quick 45-minute excursion will lead you to more than 21 amazing areas to explore. Together, you’ll discover secluded beaches and pristine waters while embarking on adventures in a blissful paradise.

More details on each destination on the following pages.

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CANCUN YUCATAN 4∑ WITH 5∑ LUXURY SPACE

RESORT & AREA HIGHLIGHTS

ACCOMMODATIONS

• Located on the Caribbean Sea on the northeast tip of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. • Discover the beauty of Mexico along the pristine beaches of this spectacular resort. • Explore world-class diving sites along with the world's 2nd largest coral reef. • Let out your inner shopaholic in Cancún and Playa Del Carmen. • Learn to windsurf or sail atop the calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. • Spend the day exploring the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Tulum.

This resort has 436 classic club rooms, elegant deluxe rooms, luxurious suites and spacious family rooms in locally inspired buildings. It also features Jade – a 5-Trident Luxury Space boasting 18 suites, 37 deluxe rooms and its own private pool and lounge. 60 ocean view family rooms are now available in the Aguamarina building. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen television, coffee machine, safe, hair dryer and ironing kit. Laundry service available at extra cost.

DINING

AMENITIES

• La Hacienda: The resort’s main restaurant, featuring a buffet of international cuisine and local Mexican specialties. • Las Cazuelas: A specialty restaurant with an over-water terrace that offers a panoramic view of the Caribbean. • La Estancia: An indoor/outdoor restaurant open all day. At night, it transforms into an Argentinian grill complete with wine cellar.

• 1 main pool, 1 5 trident pool, 1 kids' pool, Club Med Spa* by COMFORT ZONE and fitness center

BARS • Soluna: The perfect place for a refreshing drink out on the terrace. • Las Velas: An open-air bar situated between the pool and the beach. • Las Cazuelas: The ideal bar for taking in the night air with a cool cocktail.

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QUICK FACTS Property Size: 22 acres Rooms: 436 rooms Languages: English, French and Spanish Currency: Mexican Peso Voltage: 110 Volts Airport and Transfer Times: Airport: Cancún International Airport (8 miles from resort) Transfer Time: 20 minutes (All transfers included if airfare is purchased from Club Med)

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MEXICO

spa

tennis MEXICO

sailing

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flying trapeze

PICTO TENNIS PANTONE

P 7690 C

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PICTO TRAPÈZE CIRQUE PANTONE

GULF OF MEXICO

P 7690 C

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waterskiing CLUB MED

PICTO SKI NAUTIQUE CMYK

Cancún Yucatán

PACIFIC OCEAN

C95 M40 J10

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1

Reception

2

Waterskiing

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Circus, Land Sports

Lessons for All Levels 4 Mini Club and Petit Club Fitness classes, archery, trapeze, 5 flying Main pool 6 Passworld sailing, tennis, waterskiing, wakeboarding 7 Soluna bar, 10 and windsurfing La Hacienda restaurant

8 Maya lounge Open Access & Organized Play 9 La Estancia restaurant Basketball, beach tennis, beach soccer, 10 Snorkeling 11 beach volleyball, kayaking, 11 Jadedance 5ySpace 12 Las Cazuelascooking classes, snorkeling, table tennis, restaurant & bar demonstrations, bocce and water polo 13ball, Tennis 14

Sailing, Kayaking,

Windsurfing Special Programs* Family rooms Deep-sea fishing, golf,15teen spa and pajamas club

Teen Clubs ESORT Children & AREAand HIGHLIGHTS

Petit Club Med* – from 2 to 3 years old

Located on the Caribbean Sea on the northeast tip Mini Club Med – from 4 to 10 years old of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

Club Med Passworld – from 11 to 17 years old

Discover the beauty of Mexico along the pristine beaches Off-Site Cultural and Adventure Activities* of this spectacular resort.

Chichen Itza Express (1/2 day)

Explore world-class diving sites along with the world's Chichen Itza and Valladolid (1 day) 2nd largest coral reef.

Eco Coba and Cenote (1 day)

Let out yourEk inner shopaholic in Cancún and Playa Del Carmen. Balam and Ria Lagartos (1 day)

Horseback day) Learn to windsurf or sailouting atop the(1/2 calm, clear waters Isla Mujeres Discovery (1 day) of the Caribbean Sea. Playa del Carmen (1/2 day)

Spend the day exploring the ancient Mayan ruins Speed boat in the laguna (1/2 day) of Chichen Itza or Tulum.

Swim with the Dolphins (1/2 day) Tulum (1/2 day) and many more * At extra cost

RESERVE online or by phone: 617-338-1111


SANDPIPER BAY 4∑ RESORT & AREA HIGHLIGHTS

ACCOMMODATIONS

• Discover the 216-acre resort tucked away in the lush natural landscape of Florida. • Explore this ‘premium sports’ resort to discover life’s balance with a yoga or cardio class. • Unwind at the waterfront infinity pool reserved exclusively for adults. • Golf, tennis, beach volleyball and fitness academies with specialized facilities and training for all ages. • Indulge yourself at the Club Med Spa* by L’OCCITANE. • Experience the best of Orlando’s legendary theme parks.

This resort features 307 club rooms and deluxe rooms located on the banks of the St. Lucie river on Florida’s Treasure Coast, halfway between Miami and Orlando. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen television, coffee machine, ironing kit, hair dryer and safe.

DINING

QUICK FACTS

• The Marketplace: A buffet-style restaurant serving delectable international cuisine. • Soleil: A waterfront restaurant featuring a gourmet menu. • Riverside Grill: Serving a classic, American menu with magnificent views over the St. Lucie River.

Property Size: 216 acres Rooms: 307 rooms Languages: English, French and Spanish Currency: United States Dollar Voltage: 110 Volts Airport and Transfer Times: Airport: West Palm Beach (45 miles from resort) Transfer time: 45 minutes (All transfers included if airfare is purchased from Club Med)

BARS • Slice Bar and Lounge: Mixing delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages all day. • Infinity Bar: An intimate bar at the calm pool.

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AMENITIES • 4 swimming pools, Club Med Spa* by L’OCCITANE® and fitness center

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UNITED STATES

spa

flying fitness FLORIDA trapeze CLUB MED

PICTO TRAPÈZE CIRQUE PANTONE Nº dossier : 20131186E Date : 6/06/2014

P 7690 C

tennis

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Orlando

Nº dossier : 20131186E Date : 11/06/2014

Sandpiper Bay

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Miami

golf

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ACTIVITES

BAHAMAS

CUBA

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Reception

2

Soleil restaurant

3

Riverside restaurant

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Infinity pool

Lessons For All Levels4 The Marketplace restaurant Tennis, golf, fitness, volleyball and 5 Slice bar and lounge 6 Infinity bar flying trapeze Open Access & Organized Play 8 Club Med Spa* by L'OCCITANE Beach volleyball, basketball, soccer, sailing 9 Golf and paddleboard 10 Tennis Special Programs* 11 Fitness classes 12 Beach volleyball Pyjama Club, teen spa 13 andGym Club Med Academies 14 Flying trapeze 15

Sailing

Children and Teen Clubs 16 Theater Baby Club Med* - from 4 to 23 months old RESORT & Club AREA HIGHLIGHTS Petit Med* - from 2 to 3 years old Mini Club Med - from 4 to 10 years old • Discover the 216-acre resort tucked away in the lush Club Med Passworld - from 11 to 17 years old natural landscape of Florida.

Cultural and Adventure Activities* • Explore Off-Site this 'premium sports' resort to discover life's balance Airorboat (1/2 day) with a yoga cardio class. Cape Canaveral

• Unwind at the waterfront infinity pool reserved exclusively Family fishing - Port St. Lucie River (1/2 day) for adults.

Meet with the dolphins (1/2 day)

• Golf, tennis, beach volleyball and fitness academies Miami and Fort Lauderdale (1 day)with specialized facilities and training for all ages.

Orlando theme parks

Wave Runner Beach Tour (2 hours) • Indulge yourself at the Club Med Spa* by L'OCCITANE. Wave runner rental * At extra cost

• Experience the best of Orlando's legendary theme parks.

RESERVE online or by phone: 617-338-1111


PUNTA CANA 4∑ WITH 5∑ LUXURY SPACE

RESORT & AREA HIGHLIGHTS

ACCOMMODATIONS

• Located on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. • Stroll along a 2,000-foot private beach with its own beach bar. • Discover Tiara, the 5-Trident Luxury Space that offers the utmost in luxury and privacy. • Let your littlest ones discover paradise through dedicated, enriching programs for children. • Learn to sail, windsurf or kitesurf atop the glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea. • Top golf destination with onsite golf practice facilities and top golf courses nearby. • Reinvented circus activity with Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil. • New Zen Oasis, made up of 78 Deluxe Zen rooms, an extensive pool, a poolside bar, an outdoor workout area, and a quiet beach. • Reserved to adults.

The resort has 631 club rooms, deluxe rooms and spacious family suites. It also features Tiara, a 5-Trident Luxury Space with a private infinity pool and lounge area, and brand new Deluxe Zen rooms**, ideal for couples looking for a relaxing experience. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen television, coffee machine, hair dryer and ironing kit. Laundry service available at extra cost.

DINING

Property Size: 75 acres Rooms: 631 rooms Languages: English, French and Spanish Currency: Dominican Peso Voltage: 110 Volts Airport and Transfer Times: Airport: Punta Cana Airport (2 miles from resort) Transfer time: 10 minutes (All transfers included if airfare is purchased from Club Med)

• Hispaniola: A waterfront restaurant that serves a sumptuous international buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner. • Samana: Large restaurant near the main swimming pool serving a variety of international and local favorites. • Indigo Beach Lounge: New all-day dining oceanfront restaurant with table service and with an adult-exclusive dinner at night.

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AMENITIES • 4 swimming pools (1 main pool, 1 at the 5-Trident space, 1 at the Zen Oasis and 1 at the kids club area), Club Med Spa* by L’OCCITANE® and fitness center.

QUICK FACTS

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BANQUE PICTOGRAMMES CLUB MED CREACTIVE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

DOMINICAN fitness children’s teens’ clubs REPUBLIC

e windsurfing sailing CLUB MED

PICTO PLANCHE À VOILE CMYK

C95 M40 J10

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kitesurfing

CLUB MED

PICTO VOILE CMYK

CLUB MED

C95 M40 J10

C95 M40 J10

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

PICTO ENCADREMENT ENFANTS CMYK Nº dossier : 20131186E

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tennis

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Punta Cana

CARIBBEAN SEA

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2 Samana Restaurant ACTIVITES 19

23

3 Hispaniola Restaurant

15 Fitness Palapa 16 Fitness Center 17 Watersport Center

Lessons For All Levels 4 Cielo Bar 18 Main Pool Archery, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, flying 5 Indigo Beach Lounge 19 Club Med Spa by L’Occitane® trapeze, fitness classes, golf, and Club Med 6 Passworld Excursion Center & Photos CREACTIVE by Cirque20du Soleil. 7 Mini Club Med™ 8 Baby Club Med™ &

21 Shopping (La Cave Wine &

Cigar Lounge) OpenPetit Access & Organized Play Club Med™ 22 Zen Oasis Yoga Palapa Basketball, 9 Tennis beach volleyball, kayaking, dance Conference Center 10 Archery classes, soccer, water23polo, bocce ball, table 24 Golf Practice Area 11 Soccer tennis and snorkeling. 12 Multi-Sport Court

25 Zen Oasis

26 Tiara Luxury Space Special 13 BoccePrograms* Ball Greens fee packages, kitesurfing, scuba 14 diving, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, teen and HIGHLIGHTS pajamas club and paddle RESORT & spa AREA boarding • Located on the easternexcursions. shore of the Dominican Republic between

the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Children and Teen Clubs Baby Club Med* - from 4 to 23 months old Discover Tiara, the 5-Trident Luxury Space that offers Petit Cluband Med* - from 2 to 3 years old the utmost in luxury privacy. Med - from 4 through to 10 years old Let your Mini littlestClub ones discover paradise dedicated, enriching programs children. - from 11 to 17 years old Club Medfor Passworld

• Stroll along a 2,000-foot private beach with its own beach bar.

• Learn to sail, windsurf or kitesurf atop the glistening waters of Off-Site the Caribbean Sea. Cultural and Adventure Activities*

Lobster lunch cruise (1/2 day)

• Top golf destination with onsite golf practice facilities and top golf courses nearby. Altos de Chavon and Catalina Island (1/2 day)

Buggy outingwith (1/2 day) Reinvented circus activity Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil. Exclusive discovery of Saona Island (1day) New ZenMeeting Oasis, madewith up of 78 Deluxe Zen(1/2 rooms, an extensive dolphins day) pool, a poolside bar, an outdoor workout area, and a quiet beach. ReservedSanto to adults. Domingo (1 day) *at additional cost **18 years and over Saona catamaran (1 day) Speed boat rental * At extra cost

RESERVE online or by phone: 617-338-1111

BARS • Cielo: Located opposite the main pool, this bar is perfect for a refreshing drink or light snack. • Indigo Beach Lounge: The ideal place to relax with a cool drink during the day and let loose on the dance floor at night. • Hibiscus Bar & Lounge (Zen Oasis)**: Poolside bar reserved for adults only serving drinks and snacks.


COLUMBUS ISLE 4∑ RESORT & AREA HIGHLIGHTS

ACCOMMODATIONS

• An idyllic, secluded resort on the island of San Salvador, where Columbus first set foot in the Americas. • Set out across the waves atop a powerful jet ski to explore the island’s virgin coastline. • Sail off into the sunset on the calm, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. • Let Club Med’s dive masters introduce you to vibrant sea life at one of the Caribbean’s top wall diving destinations. • Indulge yourself at the Club Med spa by L’OCCITANE®.

The resort features 236 comfortable club and expansive deluxe rooms with a choice of garden or sea views. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen television, coffee machine, safe, hair dryer, mini fridge and ironing kit. Laundry service available at extra cost.

QUICK FACTS

• Christopher’s: This restaurant boasts colonial-style décor and a terrace for romantic al fresco dining. • Watling’s: Overlooking the turquoise sea, this specialty restaurant is open for late lunch and features an a la carte dinner.

Property Size: 89 acres Rooms: 236 rooms Languages: English and French Currency: Bahamian Dollar Voltage: 110 Volts Airport and Transfer Times: Airport: San Salvador/Cockburn Town Airport (ZSA) (0.5 mile from resort) Transfer Time: 5 minutes (All transfers included if airfare is purchased from Club Med)

BARS

AMENITIES

• Verve Lounge and Liquid Bar: This indoor/ outdoor bar features cozy lounge areas with antique furniture and décor. • Azul: This beach bar sits on stilts just steps from the ocean. • Beacon: Located on the ground floor of the Sea Center, this bar is ideal for a sunset cocktail.

• Swimming pool, Club Med spa by L’OCCITANE® and fitness center

DINING

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BAHAMAS CLUB MED

tennis

PICTO VOILE CMYK

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CLUB MED

scuba diving

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CLUB MED

PICTO PLONGÉE CMYK Nº dossier : 20131186E Date : 11/06/2014

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C95 M40 J10

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Nassau

Columbus Isle BAHAMAS

fitness

ACTIVITES

ATLANTIC OCEAN

FLORIDA

spa

1

Christopher’s restaurant

2

Watling’s restaurant

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Club Med spa by L'OCCITANE®

Lessons For All Levels3 Verve Lounge & Luna Cafe 4 Fitness center Sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, tennis, 5 Main pool fitness classes, waterski and wakeboard 6 Tennis (summer only) 7 Beach volleyball

10

Open Access & Organized Play 9 Sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and Basketball, beach volleyball, paddleboard, paddle boarding soccer, table tennis, cardio and weights 10 Sea center: scuba diving* 2 room, and bocce ball 11 Waterskiing & wakeboarding (summer only)

Special 12 Azul bar 4 Programs* 13 Beacon bar Scuba 13 diving lessons and Kite surfing Children and Teen Clubs

RESORT & AREA Junior’s Club HIGHLIGHTS Med - from 11 to 17 years old (during July & August only)

• An idyllic, secluded resort on the island of San Salvador, where Columbus set foot in the Adventure Americas. Off-Sitefirst Cultural and Activities*

Cruise and picnic package (1/2 day)

• Set out across the waves atop a powerful jet ski to explore Island tour (1/2 day) the island’s virgin coastline.

Lagoon tour (1/2 day)

• Sail off into the sunset on(evening) the calm, blue waters of the Sunset cruise Atlantic Ocean.

Deep-sea fishing (1/2 day)

outings (1/2 • Let Club Waverunner Med’s dive masters introduce youday) to vibrant sea life AtCaribbean’s extra costtop wall diving destinations. at one of*the

• Indulge yourself at the Club Med spa by L'OCCITANE®.

RESERVE online or by phone: 617-338-1111


ROMANTIC RHINE CRUISE 10 DAYS: Friday, October 12–Sunday, October 21, 2018 ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST LEGENDARY RIVERS AWAITS you on this exciting journey; beginning in Switzerland with stops in from per person double occupancy France, Germany, and Holland! You'll visit Breisach, Germany, for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the FrenchCabin upgrades available: German border. Here you'll find the gateway to Germany's Black Additional $649–$1,499 pp/do. Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Includes cruise taxes and port Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. In Strasbourg, charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and Avalon insurance. France, you'll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral, Prices listed above DO NOT fascinating astronomical clock and lovely La Petite France district include airfare. Airfare price with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront available at time of booking. promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle and stop in When you reserve your Avalon Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Waterways cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Pass promotion will be applicable to through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch your reservation. of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. Lastly, spend time in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's “Golden Age.”

$3,785

AVALON AFFINITY Accommodating a maximum of 138 passengers for an intimate cruise experience, the Avalon Affinity set sail in 2009 and reflects the uniqueness of the rivers it cruises. After a day of exploring some of Europe's most exciting cities, relax in the ship's two lounges, soak in the whirlpool, or unwind in a deck chair atop the Sky Deck. This elegant, contemporary ship features popular amenities such as complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access throughout the ship, a Fitness Center, hair salon, and elevator. For accommodations, the Avalon Affinity boasts spacious and well-appointed deluxe staterooms and suites. With most staterooms featuring a large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with a French Balcony, passengers experience Europe's beauty and history even when on board.

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HIGHLIGHTS

ZURICH TO AMSTERDAM

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Zürich, transfer to hotel

DAY 3

Transfer to Basel (Embarkation)

DAY 4

Breisach, Germany

DAY 5

Strasbourg, France

DAY 6

Heidelberg–Mainz

DAY 7

Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

DAY 8

Cologne

DAY 9

Amsterdam, Holland

DAY 10

Amsterdam (Disembarkation); return flight to Boston

• Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • Breisach: Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum • Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral • Excursion to Heidelberg–Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz • Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz • Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk • Amsterdam: canal cruise • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director • Complimentary Wi-Fi access • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides • Local FavoritesSM—onboard experiences to bring the customs, cultures and tastes of your destinations to life, including local entertainers, artisans & experts • Elevator

INCLUDES

RESERVE BY

• Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodations night in Zurich • Seven night cruise, Avalon Affinity • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Daily afternoon tea, daily night fare • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course dinner

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DANUBE SYMPHONY CRUISE 10 DAYS: Friday, October 12–Sunday, October 21, 2018 YOUR DANUBE ADVENTURE BEGINS with three nights in magnificent Munich --stroll along the pedestrian walkways from per person double occupancy and savor a local beer as you relax at a Biergarten; visit fairyfor Deluxe Stateroom, Category D tale-esque Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau, an Cabin upgrades available: idyllic village known for its once-a-decade performance of Additional $142–$1,428 pp/do. the Passion Play. Travel by motorcoach to Passau, the “City Includes cruise taxes and port of Three Rivers,” and explore its narrow cobblestone streets charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and Avalon insurance. lined with beautiful Patrician houses. Afterward, you can relax Prices listed above DO NOT with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you include airfare. Airfare price cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will available at time of booking. be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, When you reserve your Avalon one of Europe's largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff Waterways cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, a guided walk will show promotion will be applicable to you the baroque Stiftskirche, a church from the early 1700s, your reservation. and one of the most beautiful, with its luminous blue and white façade. To round out this unforgettable European river cruise, visit Vienna, the “City of Music” --known to have inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. After guided sightseeing, stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Kärntnerstrasse, or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café as a perfect ending to your river cruise adventure.

$3,596

AVALON PANORAMA A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. As you cruise along Europe's finest rivers, enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama SuiteSM is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.

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HIGHLIGHTS

MUNICH TO VIENNA

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY DAY 1

Overnight flight from Boston

DAY 2

Arrive Munich, transfer to hotel

DAYS 3–4

Munich hotel

DAY 5

Munich–Passau (Embarkation)

DAY 6

Passau–Linz, Austria

DAY 7

Linz–Grein

DAY 8

Melk–Dürnstein

DAY 9

Vienna

DAY 10

Vienna (Disembarkation); return flight to Boston

• Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM • Three night’s hotel accommodations in Munich • Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle • Munich–Passau (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception • Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau • Linz–Grein: guided walk in Linz; free time in Grien • Melk–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; guided walk in Dürnstein; wine tasting • Vienna: guided sightseeing • Panoramic windows throughout the ship • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship • Included sightseeing with headsets by Certified Local Guides • Local FavoritesSM—onboard cultural & artisan experiences • Elevator

INCLUDES

RESERVE BY

• Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways • Three nights’ hotel accommodations in Munich • Five night cruise, Avalon Panorama • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Daily afternoon tea, daily night fare • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner • Daily full buffet breakfast • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations • Daily four-course dinner

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REDISCOVER CLUB MED WITH THE TRAVEL CLUB

Columbus Isle, Bahamas

Now, with the convenience of direct flights from Boston, experiencing a Club Med resort has never been easier. Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Mexico at Cancún, relax on the magnificent beaches of the Caribbean, or escape closer to home at Sandpiper Bay, Florida for a one-of-a-kind, active vacation for the entire family.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

You’ll love: • Chic, comfortable rooms • Delectable international cuisine in various restaurants • Active and educational programs for kids • An array of exciting land and water sports • Adventurous excursions* *Additional cost

Cancún Yucatán, Mexico

The Travel Club can now book all-inclusive packages for any Club Med resort. When you reserve with The Club, we’ll waive the Club Med membership fee! Give us a call today to start planning your perfect vacation!

(617) 338-1111

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