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Save 20% in Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

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Save 20% in Park Hyatt Beaver Creek


Save 20% at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek*

Book by September 2, 2024

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s ski-in/ski-out access, in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, is adjacent to the ski school and home to skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more in winter.

*Does not include blackout dates for February 14th – February 21st, 2025 ; March 8th – March 14th, 2025

Hotel Amenities: 

  • Multiple Dining outlets, including 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill and the popular Brass Bear Bar
  • Exhale Spa: Award-winning spa with 23 treatment rooms and three couple suites Fitness club at Exhale, with classes, free weights, plus Cybex® and Precor® equipment
  • Year-round heated outdoor pool and five outdoor hot tubs beneath a mountain waterfall
  • Fitness club at Exhale, offering Pilates classes, free weights, and Peloton ®, Cybex® and Precor® equipment
  • Outdoor firepit
  • 20,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space filled with natural light
  • Preferred Tee Time Appointments to the Private Beaver Creek Golf Course and Red Sky Ranch
  • Front door access to Beaver Creek Village and the ice-skating rink
  • Air conditioning throughout the resort

Room Amenities: 

  • Complimentary in-room local and 1-800 phone calls
  • Two bottles of water in room, replenished daily
  • Ceiling fans
  • Oversized work desk
  • In-room movies
  • Humidifiers
  • Nespresso coffeemaker
  • In-room safe
  • Black-out drapes
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Tea kettle
  • Openable windows

With sweeping views from the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, the resort hotel and spa offers guests a luxurious winter escape near Vail Valley, Colorado. The ski resort has something for everyone to enjoy. The ski-in/ski-out access, located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, is adjacent to the ski school and provides opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and more. Guests can relax and rejuvenate at Exhale, the full-service spa and wellness experience. After a day of adventure, they can unwind in one of the luxury hotel accommodations, featuring upscale mountain style that invites comfort.

Services:

  • Multilingual staff to assist you during your stay
  • Multilingual staff to assist you during your stay
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities located on each guest floor
  • Dry cleaning services available
  • Concierge services
  • Massage, Facial and Body treatments available in Exhale Spa
  • Valet parking
  • In-room dining

Save 20% in Lodge Tower, Vail

Vail with Alpine Adventures

Save 20% in Lodge Tower, Vail

Book by August 31, 2024

Lodge Tower is nestled next to Gondola One in Vail Village, it places guests in the heart of the vibrant area. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool and hot tubs, access to RockResorts Spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a daily continental breakfast. The combination of convenience and comfort makes Lodge Tower an ideal choice for a memorable stay.

Book by: August 31, 2024

  • 20% off 3 nights or more
    Travel dates Nov 15 – Dec 19, 2024
  • 15% off 7 nights or more
    Travel dates January 8 – Feb 15, 2025

Additional offer:*
For more savings, Alpine Adventures is partnering with the Lodge Tower on an additional offer for extended stays

  • 15% off 7-night stays or more
    January 8 – February 15, 2025

*Diamond-level condos are excluded from both of these offers

Amenities include: 

  • RockResorts Spa access
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • NO Resort Fee
  • Year-Round Mountainside Pool & Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-Service Concierge
  • Bell Staff
  • 24-Hour Front Desk Service
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Covered On-Site Parking
  • 2 Tesla Car Chargers
  • Après Ski Cookies and Refreshments
  • Complimentary On-Mountain Ski Valet Service
  • Discounted Ski and Snowboard Rentals
  • Complimentary In-town Shuttle

Lodge Tower in Vail is an exceptional winter destination, offering guests a luxurious haven amidst the snowy splendor of the Rockies. Situated at the base of Vail Mountain, this lodge provides unparalleled ski-in/ski-out access, allowing guests to effortlessly hit the slopes each morning. The convenience of stepping outside your door and being just moments away from world-class skiing is a dream for winter sports enthusiasts. Lodge Tower’s accommodations range from cozy, well-appointed rooms to spacious condominiums, all featuring elegant alpine decor and breathtaking views of the snow-covered landscape.

Winter at Lodge Tower is not just about skiing; it’s about experiencing the magic of Vail in all its seasonal glory. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, guests can unwind in the heated outdoor pool, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, or soak in one of the lodge’s hot tubs, letting the warm water soothe their muscles. The on-site spa offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and relax, perfect for those looking to indulge in some pampering. The lodge’s central location in Vail Village means that guests are just a short stroll away from an array of dining options, ranging from cozy après-ski spots to fine dining establishments, all offering the perfect end to a day in the mountains.

Lodge Tower’s commitment to exceptional service ensures that every guest’s winter experience is seamless and memorable. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist with ski rentals, lessons, and any other needs, making sure that every detail of your stay is taken care of. The complimentary breakfast served each morning is the perfect way to fuel up before hitting the slopes, and the cozy, inviting atmosphere of the lodge creates a warm and welcoming retreat to return to each evening. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just looking to experience the charm of a winter wonderland, Lodge Tower in Vail offers an unparalleled experience that captures the essence of a perfect winter getaway.

Zermatt Group Trip 2025

Skiing in Zermatt: An Unforgettable Adventure

Your Ikon Pass opens the door to the luxurious skiing experience in Zermatt.

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is renowned for its majestic Matterhorn peak and world-class skiing. With its pristine slopes, charming village, and high-altitude skiing, Zermatt offers an unparalleled experience for skiers of all levels.

Travel dates: August 7 – 18, 2025

Package cost*

  • $2,895 per person double occupancy
  • $3,195 per person double occupancy in larger Deluxe Double Room (limited availability)
  • $3,395 per person Classic Single (limited availability)
  • Contact us to book round-trip air
  • * Based on Currency of 1.12 USD to 1 CHF

Optional

  • Zermatt is an IKON pass resort 7-day, IKON Base pass 5-days
  • Optional 10% Group Discount Zermatt/International or IKON Ski
  • Optional Trip Insurance (Cancel-For-Any-Reason also available)

Included: 

  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • 7 nights lodging 4-Star Superior family owned hotel
  • Welcome drink reception (wine and snacks!)
  • Rich daily breakfast buffet and 7 Gourmet multi-course dinners with culinary surprise
  • Terry Robes/slippers in room
  • Grotto pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, magic shower, fitness

Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland stands out as one of Europe’s premier destinations, renowned for its stunning views of the Matterhorn and extensive skiing opportunities. The resort’s vast terrain and seemingly endless intermediate runs make it a haven for skiers and snowboarders alike. For those seeking a break from the slopes, Zermatt offers numerous mountain restaurants where one can indulge in a leisurely lunch amid breathtaking scenery.

Nestled at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn (4478m) and surrounded by the glaciated Monte Rosa (4634m), Zermatt exudes unparalleled natural beauty. Its preserved car-free old town, with its cobblestone streets and occasional horse-drawn carriages, adds a touch of traditional European charm to the skiing experience.

Spanning 360 km of pistes, including the expansive “Matterhorn Glacier Paradise,” Zermatt boasts Europe’s largest and highest ski region. Adventurous skiers can enhance their experience with an interconnected lift pass to Cervinia-Valtournenche in Italy, offering even more terrain to explore. No visit to Zermatt is complete without enjoying a meal at one of Cervinia’s rustic rifugios, adding a delightful Italian touch to your alpine adventure.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler, put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

Call (+1) 407-468-9095
e-mail: kevin@alpineadventures.net

Valle Nevado and Santiago Group Trip 2025

Valle Nevado: Where Every Slope is an Adventure

Escape to Valle Nevado for thrilling skiing in the Andes. Enjoy fresh powder, stunning views, and luxury at Hotel Puerta del Sol. With unlimited ski lift access and vibrant après-ski, adventure awaits every day.

Enhance your trip with a visit to Santiago. Explore markets, enjoy panoramic views, and savor fine Chilean cuisine. This journey combines skiing with captivating city exploration. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Travel dates: August 7 – 18, 2025

Package cost

  • $3,195 per person double occupancy
  • Single supplement: $1,599
  • Contact us to book round-trip air
  • $1,500 deposit needed by November 1, 2024, to receive the special pricing noted above. After that date, the price increases to $3,695

August 9 – 16: Valle Nevado, Chile

  • Private transfer by motor coach from Santiago Airport with a Half-day Santiago City Tour with an English-speaking guide, wonderful group lunch included. Following, the bus will then proceed to Lapiz Lazul (lapis gift shop), and then a supermarket (for the group to purchase bottled water, bottle(s) of Chilean wine, & snacks). Finally, the bus will then continue on to Valle Nevado ski resort for afternoon group check-in.
  • 7 nights lodging Double Occupancy South Room at Hotel Puerta del Sol, a 4-star hotel.
  • Half board included: Breakfast at Mirador del Plomo restaurant and Dinner at any of the following restaurants: La Fourchette, Monte Bianco, Sur, or Mirador del Plomo restaurant. Alcoholic drinks and beverages are not included.
  • Unlimited Valle Nevado ski lift access. Valid through the day of checkout.
  • Choice of one free interconnect ticket to neighboring ski areas (La Parva or El Colorado) per person. You get to these mountains via the slopes by skis.
  • Après ski at Bar Puerta del Sol from 5 to 6 pm. (snack offered, plus coffee and cookies)
  • Access to the fitness center. Sauna, exercise room, aerobics, and stretching lessons available.
  • Outdoor heated pool, game room, pub, and planned activities.
  • Ski rental shop and ski storage room, on-site. 20% discount, group prepaid Prestige Equipment Rental Package.
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas: Lobby, Bar Puerta del Sol, and at Mirador del Plomo restaurant.
  • Free internet access in the hotel lobby (cyber café), subject to the availability of PCs.

August 16 – 18, 2024: Santiago, Chile

  • Transfer by motor coach to Santiago (On the way, your coach will make a one – two hour stop at Pueblito Los Dominicos (a Chilean traditional and artisan craft market). Then on to your next adventure for a cable car ride on the Teleferico to the top of San Cristobal for a panoramic view of Santiago before continuing on for arrival and check-in to your Santiago or Las Condes area hotel.)
  • 2 nights in double/twin occupancy, breakfast included, at Luxury Hotel Plaza San Francisco, or similar, Santiago.
  • Private transfer in the morning from Hotel with Private Full Day English speaking Guided Bus/Walking Tour to port cities Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and Casablanca Valley Winery
  • Group lunch included (including tip) at Castillo del Mar or a similar restaurant. Transfer directly to Santiago Airport following the tour for your evening flight home.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler, put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

Call (+1) 407-468-9095
e-mail: kevin@alpineadventures.net

St. Moritz Group Trip 2025

Discover Luxury Skiing in St. Moritz

Your Ikon Pass unlocks access to iconic St. Moritz skiing

Join our group trip to St. Moritz and experience luxury skiing at its finest! Known for its glamorous reputation and stunning alpine views, St. Moritz offers excellent snow conditions, diverse terrain, and world-class amenities. Enjoy upscale accommodations, fine dining, and a vibrant après-ski scene. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s premier ski resorts!

Travel dates: March 4 – 15, 2025

Land Package inclusions:

  • Ground package without flights – we can also book your air
  • Private Transfers from airport to/from hotels
  • 7 nights lodging 4-Star Superior Hotel
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Rich daily breakfast buffet and Gourmet multi-course dinners with optional dine-around at participating restaurants
  • Sauna, Steam room, Sanarium
  • Close to cable car lift
  • All Air Taxes and fuel charges
  • 3 nights lodging in 4-Star Zurich Hotel
  • Double/Twin room, Buffett breakfast
  • Private Transfers

Package cost*

  • $3,650 Superior – per person double occupancy
  • $3,950 Superior Plus – per person double occupancy
  • $4,195 Deluxe – per person double occupancy
  • $4,745 Superior single

*Based on Currency of 1.13 USD to 1 CHF

Optional:

  • 10% Discount on IKON Pass toward trip package
  • Trip Insurance (with Cancel-For-Any-Reason rider)

Space will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit.

St. Moritz: The Ultimate Ski Destination

St. Moritz is the most prestigious winter-sports resort in the Swiss Alps, renowned for its glitz, glamour, and historic Cresta Run toboggan ice-course. It remains Europe’s top old-money Alpine playground, offering modern snow sports for all, with high-altitude ski areas and excellent amenities.

The town consists of chic St. Moritz Dorf overlooking the lake and the spa resort St. Moritz Bad. Your hotel is in St. Moritz Bad, close to the slopes and luxurious facilities.

Ski Areas

  • Corviglia: The largest and closest, accessible from the resort with varied pistes and a snow park.
  • Corvatsch: Offers challenging terrain and long runs, reaching 10,836 feet on Piz Corvatsch.
  • Diavolezza-Lagalb: Known for excellent off-piste terrain and long red and black runs.

Off the Slopes

St. Moritz offers high-end boutiques, hotel bars, cafés, and fine dining. Activities include winter walking, snowshoeing, ice skating, and sightseeing options like horse-drawn sleigh rides and helicopter flights. Après-ski starts on the slopes with lively spots like the Schirm Bar and Alpina Hütte.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler, put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

Call (+1) 407-468-9095
e-mail: kevin@alpineadventures.net

Sölden Group Trip 2025

Experience the Best of Sölden with Our Group Trip

Sölden, nestled in the Ötztal valley, is one of Austria’s premier ski resorts. Known for its high elevation and two glaciers, it offers reliable snow conditions and an abundance of skiable terrain. The views from the top of the mountain are as stunning as any in the Alps!

Our accommodation is superb—a family-owned hotel renowned for its great food and warm service. Previous groups have given it rave reviews. Conveniently located about 50 yards (a level walk) from one of the main gondola lifts, it ensures easy access to the slopes. Join us for an unforgettable ski adventure in Sölden!

Travel dates: January 31 – February 8, 2025

Land Package inclusions:

  • Private Round-Trip Transfers from the airport to/from the hotel
  • 7 nights lodging at 3-Star Superior Hotel, Family Owned, very close to the new Gaislachkoglbahn gondola
  • Terry Robes/slippers in the room
  • Wellness Lounge with Bio-sauna, Finnish Sauna, Steam bath Infrared cabins, Experience/Rain/Bucket Showers
  • 7 Daily buffet breakfasts and 4-course gourmet dinners
  • All Taxes
  • Contact us to book your individual round-trip air

Package cost*

  • $2,595 per person double occupancy in Superior room
  • Single supplement: $1,100

*Based on Currency of 1.12 USD to 1 €

Optional:

  • Solden Otzal 5 out of 7-day adult ski pass approx. Euro 350 2024, Senior (75+) 40% – 50% Discount
  • Group Discounted Ski Equipment Rental
  • Evening w/Dinner at Aqua Dome Thermal Resort (near Solden)
  • 007 Elements immersive experience on top of the mountain
  • Day trip to Innsbruck including Swarovski Crystal Museum, etc.
  • Trip Insurance (with Cancel-For-Any-Reason rider)

Space will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler, put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

Call (+1) 407-468-9095
e-mail: kevin@alpineadventures.net

Crans-Montana Group Trip 2025

Crans-Montana is a new Epic Pass resort

At Alpine Adventures the urge to explore is inherent and we believe that a ski vacation should be rewarding, hassle-free, and fun! In keeping with this spirit, we are happy to offer: Hosted Alpine Adventures Experience.

Welcome to Crans-Montana, a gem nestled in the wine-producing region of Switzerland, renowned for its stunning vistas both on and off the mountain. This beautiful destination boasts extensive terrain catering to all abilities, making it a perfect spot for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Crans-Montana is famous for its sunny southern exposure, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine peaks. The elevation ranges from 4,920 feet to over 9,840 feet, providing a diverse range of skiing experiences. For those seeking a challenge, the resort offers plenty of off-piste skiing opportunities.

Join us for an unforgettable trip to Crans-Montana and experience the best of alpine adventure and scenic beauty.

Travel dates:January 24 – February 1, 2025

Land Package inclusions:

  • Private Round-trip Transfers from the airport to Crans-Montana
  • Welcome drink reception
  • 7 nights lodging 4-star Hotel
  • Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Daily rich breakfast buffet and nightly Dinner
  • Spa Wellness Area including Extensive Indoor pool, Sauna, Steam room, Relaxation room & menu of Treatment Services
  • short walk to ski lift access
  • All Air Taxes and fuel charges
  • Contact us to book your individual round-trip air

Package cost*

  • $2,395 per person double occupancy: Comfy Room
  • $2,795 per person double occupancy: Larger Room
  • Single supplement: + $900

*Based on Currency of 1.13 USD to 1 CHF

Optional:

  • 10% discount on an EPIC pass purchase applied to the trip package
  • Discounted ski/board equipment rentals
  • Discounted ski guide services
  • Wine Tasting Evening
  • Trip Insurance with Cancel for Any Reason

Space will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit.

Contact Kevin

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler, put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

Call (+1) 407-468-9095
e-mail: kevin@alpineadventures.net

Ireland Explorer 2025

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Ireland, beginning in the vibrant city of Dublin. Delight in panoramic tours, rich historical visits, and immersive cultural experiences that capture the essence of this cosmopolitan capital. Traverse the picturesque landscapes of Kilkenny, Cork, Kerry, and Galway, where you’ll explore ancient castles, iconic landmarks, and breathtaking natural scenery. Highlights of the trip include the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, the scenic splendor of the Ring of Kerry, and the historic treasures of Trinity College, home to the illustrious Book of Kells. Along the way, savor local flavors with whiskey tastings at renowned distilleries and indulge in traditional Irish entertainment in charming pubs. This carefully curated itinerary promises not only to showcase Ireland’s stunning vistas and rich heritage but also to provide authentic encounters that create cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary

Sunday, June 22, 2025.

WELCOME TO DUBLIN

Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area

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Monday, June 23, 2025.

DUBLIN DAY

Today enjoy a walking tour of Dublin city with your local guide. Or enjoy a round of golf at the Incredible Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Golf fees are not included. Please sign up ahead of time for it.

Dublin is a city with a soul, a place that has not lost sight of the fact that people are more fun than museums and that genuine human interaction is not the preserve of small villages. Founded in 841 by the Vikings, it is a city with an interesting past. Its many monuments tell of its history. Today, Dublin is the Cosmopolitan capital of the Irish Republic and a city of over one million people. Despite the many changes the city has witnessed during the last decade, it still remains a city ready to welcome all who wish to visit. Taking advantage of its compact size, the walking tour of Dublin allows visitors to soak in the atmosphere and buzz of the city, whilst enjoying an informative and entertaining tour.

Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191 and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion). St Patrick’s is Gothic in style and its splendid interior is adorned with funeral monuments, such as The Boyle Family Memorial and the grave of Dean Jonathan Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels). Swift was dean here until his death in 1745. The Chancel has ornate stained-glass windows, and spectacular choir stalls, once used by the knights of St Patrick, adjoin the Altar. The massive west towers, house a large peal of bells whose ringing tones are so much part of the character of Dublin.

Trinity College was established by Royal Charter in 1592; during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It is Ireland’s oldest and indeed prestigious university and the present buildings date from c1750. Trinity College Library houses Ireland’s largest collection of books and manuscripts, and its principal treasure is the 8th-century hand-illuminated Book of Kells. It is considered to be the most striking manuscript ever produced in the Western world and one of the greatest masterpieces of early Christian
art.

Trinity College was the first university in Britain & Ireland to admit women –the first enrolment being in 1904. However, it was largely seen by the Catholic Church in Ireland as a ‘Protestant’ university, it forbade its members from attending. The ‘Ban’ was finally lifted in 1970. Notable students at Trinity College were Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, and Bram Stoker.

Optional Inclusion (not included, please sign up ahead of time) Royal Dublin Golf Club:

Founded in 1885 by Sir John Lumsden, The Royal Dublin Golf Club is steeped in golfing history and presents a stern golfing examination on a truly magnificent links course that is widely accepted as one of the greatest links courses in the world. The links were originally designed by H.S.Colt, the world-famous golf architect from Sunningdale.
The Royal Dublin Golf Club has hosted many Irish championships, starting with the Irish Amateur Open back in 1894. The Royal Dublin Golf Club hosted The Carrolls Irish Open from 1983-1985 with Seve Ballesteros winning in 1983 and 1985 and Bernhard Langer winning in 1984. The Club has also regularly hosted the Irish Amateur Close and the Irish PGA.
Since 1889, The Royal Dublin Golf Club has been located on Bull Island, a sandbank formed when the Bull Wall was completed in 1825 by Captain William Bligh.
The Bull Island is a Unesco nature reserve, accessed by passing over a wooden bridge. Our championship links is 3 miles from Dublin city center and a 20-minute drive from Dublin Airport.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area

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Tuesday, June 24, 2025.

DUBLIN TO CORK DAY

This morning depart Dublin and Travel to Kilkenny.
Upon arrival enjoy a visit to Kilkenny Castle.
Afterward, visit the Smithwick’s Experience for a tour and tasting.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SMITHWICK’S EXPERIENCE

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Cork or the area

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Wednesday, June 25, 2025.

CORK TO KERRY DAY

Depart Cork today and travel to County Kerry.

Enjoy a visit to Blarney Castle.

Attracting visitors from all over the world, Blarney Castle is situated in Blarney 8 km from Cork City. An ancient stronghold of the McCarthy’s, Lords of Muskerry, it is one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles, and indeed one of the strongest fortresses in Munster. Built in 1446, Blarney Castle is famous for its Blarney stone – The Stone of Eloquence, which is traditionally believed, to have the power to bestow the gift of eloquence on all those who kiss it. Many legends tell the story of the Stone, but why not kiss it and find out the truth behind the legend?

Afterward, enjoy a quick panoramic tour of Macroom before continuing on to Kerry.

OPTIONAL: Finally enjoy a whiskey tasting at the Celtic Whiskey Bar (not included in the package price)
*Depending on how long the group is in Macroom this visit may be moved to day 4.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Kerry or the area

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Thursday, June 26, 2025.

RING OF KERRY DAY

Start your day today in Killarney where you will enjoy a 1 hour jaunting car tour to Ross Castle.

Continue on to explore the Ring of Kerry.

The Ring of Kerry (166km) is the most famous and panoramic route in Ireland. The astonishing beauty of this large peninsula, Iveragh, comes from the great diversity of its scenery, which offers incessant contrasts. En route around the Ring, take in spectacular scenery – mountains, peat bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahirciveen, you’ll pass the birthplace of our National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Next, continue on through peat bogs to the town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. The road then continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Kissane Sheep Farm

Set in the spectacular scenery of Molls Gap on the Ring of Kerry, Kissane Sheep Farm is a traditional, working sheep farm with approximately 1.000 mountain sheep and hundreds of lambs. The farm is run by John and Anne Kissane, as it has been run by generations of the family for the last 150 years. In May 2005, the farm was opened for visitors to enjoy and to learn about sheep farming in Ireland. Groups and individuals can visit the farm and enjoy its activities such as Sheepdog demonstrations, Sheep shearing demonstrations, bottle feeding the orphan (pet) lambs in season, Marked mountain walks, and a Puzzle Walk and Treasure Trail.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Kerry or the area.

Friday, June 27, 2025.

KILLARNEY TO GALWAY DAY

Today enjoy your day touring the Galway.

On route enjoy a stop off at the Cliffs of Moher.

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the Burren region, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. Standing 230 meters above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. The cliffs reach their highest point just north of O’Brien’s Tower built by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, to entertain his lady friends. A visit to the tower is also possible. The sweeping view across the Atlantic has recently been ranked the best ‘cliff-view’ on the planet by Conde Nast Traveler. The respected travel publication has voted the world-famous landmark at the top of a new chart of ‘ Nine Gorgeous Cliff Views That Rival The Grand Canyon’.

In the evening time enjoy a night of storytelling in a local Galway pub.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Galway or the area

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Saturday, June 28, 2025.

GALWAY TO DUBLIN DAY

Today depart Galway and travel to Athlone en route to Dublin city.

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour on a replica Viking ship down the River Shannon.

Also, enjoy a pint-pulling experience at Sean’s Bar

Upon arrival in Johnstown Estate check in to your hotel.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area

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Sunday, June 29, 2025.

TRINITY COLLEGE & GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Choose one of the optional tours or day at leisure in Dublin:

OPTIONAL TOUR ONE: This morning visit Trinity College & Book of Kells

Trinity was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st on grounds confiscated from an Augustinian priory and is the oldest university in Ireland. The Campanile, erected in 1852, was built on what is believed to be the center of the monastery. Built to further the education of the ruling Anglo-Irish families, restrictions were imposed to prevent Catholics from attending courses. These restrictions were not fully lifted until the 1970s. Trinity however admitted women in 1902, earlier than most British universities. Most of the main buildings off the main square were built during the Georgian period, some of which replaced older buildings. Within its walls, visitors will be able to admire Parliament Square and its 18th-century edifices. Trinity College has had many famous students such as Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett who later became a lecturer in French at the university. The inter-denominational Church is very much worth a visit.

OPTIONAL TOUR TWO: Visit Jameson Distillery Bow St.

The Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Smithfield Village is located in the heart of Dublin city center. This old barley storehouse, once the center of distilling in Dublin, was renovated in 1998 and converted into a museum where all the secrets of Irish whiskey’s distillation will be revealed. An audio-visual show will introduce the history of this spirit and it is followed by a guided visit which will take visitors through the various stages of whiskey distilling from grain intake to malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and finally bottling. The visit culminates in the Jameson bar with an opportunity for all to taste the signature Jameson drink. During the visit, a number of volunteers are selected to take part in a tasting session to compare a Jameson whiskey with a Scottish whisky and an American bourbon. Participants will receive a diploma for their achievements. Other facilities include the Distillery Gift Shop and public bar.

This afternoon visit the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe’s largest stout-producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness – the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft, and the passion. The exhibition shows how the brew has been marketed and how it is today sold in over 150 countries. Once the tour has finished, the guest is invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy their pint of Guinness. Regular demonstrations on the art of pulling a pint of Guinness also take place in the Storehouse. Launched on the fifth floor in 2011, “Five” at Guinness Storehouse, includes a small replica authentic Irish Bar, an 18th Century inspired Brewers Dining Hall, and a restaurant named Gilroy’s where guests enjoy a Guinness gastronomical experience driven entirely by the Irish tradition of wholesome local produce. Menus include local foods such as Ardsallagh goat’s cheese, Irish mussels from Carlingford, and the Waterford Blaas bread supplied by MD Bakery in Waterford. This area will host from time to time live cooking demonstrations using Guinness in the recipe and it includes an interactive recipe-sharing bank that allows visitors to take Guinness recipe cards home.

In the evening refresh in your hotel before enjoying an evening meal and entertainment.

Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in the Dublin area.

Monday, June 30, 2025.

FAREWELL

Transfer to the Airport today for your departure flight. We hope you had a great trip with us and wish you a safe onward flight.

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Hotel selection

(or similar)

Dublin

Aloft Dublin City

Cork

Kingsley Hotel

Kerry

Heights Hotel

Galway

The Connacht Hotel

Dates:

  • June 21 – 30, 2025
  • 10 days / 9 nights

Price:

  • Per person sharing: $3,499
  • Single supplement: $1,039
  • Price based on 18 participants MINIMUM
  • Airfare is not included, please contact Marion for rates.

Included:

  • Arrival/departure: Dublin Airport
  • 8 nights at good 3/4 star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Irish Breakfast at the hotel each day, day 2 – 9 inclusive
  • Dinner at the hotel on day 1
  • Dinner and entertainment on day 8 (3 courses with tea/coffee)
  • Evening entertainment on day 6
  • Modern motor-coach with driver
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Anywhere Adventures tour host throughout the tour as well
  • Visits: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Castle, Smithwicks Experience, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Storehouse, Kissane Sheepdog Farm
  • Experiences & other services: Killarney Jaunting car experience on day 5, Viking ship cruise experience on day 7, Pint pulling experience at Sean’s Bar on day 7
  • Services charges and taxes at existing rates
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage in and out of hotels

Optional:

  • Royal Dublin Golf Club
  • Whiskey tasting at the Celtic Whiskey Bar
  • Trinity College & Book of Kells
  • Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement
  • Meals and drinks (except those mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Optional insurance: Assistance, Cancellation, Repatriation
  • Anything not mentioned in “Included”

Terms and Conditions:

  • The $150 administrative fee is non-refundable at all times
  • January 02, 2025, until March 01, 2025 – 30% cancellation penalty applies
  • March 02, 2025, until April 15, 2025 – 50% cancellation penalty applies
  • April 16, 20’25 to trip date – No refunds

Payment Policy:

  • $500 initial deposit at the time of booking
  • $1,000 deposit by December 01, 2024
  • Trip balance + airfare payment by April 15, 2025

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to IRELAND in APRIL 2025 with Alpine Adventures?
Secure your spot today by simply filling out the form or reaching out to Marion.

We can’t wait to explore Ireland together!

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

Hot New Lodging Package with Epic Pass


Ikon Passes for the upcoming 2024 – 2025 season are now on sale!

And at the lowest prices of the year too!

But we at Alpine Adventures want to help you make your Ikon Pass purchases even easier, by offering to include an additional lodging promotional incentive when you package an Ikon Pass with your trip’s lodging component.

Alpine Adventures will include either $50 off your full package or a $50 Resort credit to be used during your trip at one of our preferred lodging partners; some of which are listed. One per booking, for every reservation that includes both lodging and Ikon Passes.

Valid between now and September 1, 2024.

Valid for Travel: December 1, 2024 – April 1, 2025.

Lodging MUST be included in the package to qualify; and only one gift card per reservation.

Please call us at 800-755-1330 or email us at info@alpineadventures.net for further details.
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Properties Listed:

The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Four Seasons Resort Vail
Grand Hyatt Vail
The Sebastian Vail
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch
Pendry Park City
The Lodge at Blue Sky – Auberge Park City
Waldorf Astoria Park City
Inn at Lost Creek
Madeline Hotel and Residences
The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Blackcomb
Hotel Le K2 Palace Courchevel
Cheval Blanc Courchevel
Les Airelles Courchevel
L’Apogee Courchevel
Kristiania Lech
Thurnhers Alpenhof – Zurs
The Chedi Andermatt

Contact us for more details:

1 954 564 6722
info@alpineadventures.net

Hot New Lodging Package with Ikon Pass

 

 

 

Ikon Passes for the upcoming 2024 – 2025 season are now on sale!

And at the lowest prices of the year too!

But we at Alpine Adventures want to help you make your Ikon Pass purchases even easier, by offering to include an additional lodging promotional incentive when you package an Ikon Pass with your trip’s lodging component.

Alpine Adventures will include either $50 off your full package or a $50 Resort credit to be used during your trip at one of our preferred lodging partners; some of which are listed. One per booking, for every reservation that includes both lodging and Ikon Passes.

Valid between now and September 1, 2024.

Valid for Travel: December 1, 2024 – April 1, 2025.

Lodging MUST be included in the package to qualify; and only one gift card per reservation.

Please call us at 800-755-1330 or email us at info@alpineadventures.net for further details.
Call now and SAVE!

Properties Listed:

Hotel Jerome Aspen
The Little Nell
St. Regis Aspen
W Aspen and The Sky Residences
Viceroy Snowmass
Caldera House Jackson
Montage Deer Valley
The Goldener Hirsch – Auberge Deer Valley
St. Regis Deer Valley
Montage Big Sky
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Mont Cervin Palace Zermatt
CERVO Mountain Resort – Zermatt
Tennerhof Gourmet Hotel and Spa Kitzbuhel

Contact us for more details:

1 954 564 6722
info@alpineadventures.net

Paris / Lyon / Provence / French Riviera

Touch down in Paris and immerse yourself in the allure of one of the world’s most iconic cities, brimming with cultural wonders! Then, hop on board the exhilarating High-Speed train to Lyon, the ultimate destination for French gastronomy! Indulge in the delectable delights of ‘Lyonnaise Brasserie’ and prepare for a journey to the stunning Azur Coast. As you pass through Aix-en-Provence, enveloped in the fragrant essence of lavender and olive oil, anticipation builds for the glamorous escapades awaiting you in Cannes and the serene beauty of Nice. Experience the magic of the South of France: from its awe-inspiring landscapes to its tantalizing Mediterranean cuisine and beyond. It’s not just a destination—it’s a lifestyle, a vibrant culture waiting for you to uncover!

And how about embarking on this adventure with our own French native as your personal tour escort Marion?

Itinerary

Saturday, April 26, 2025.

Welcome in your 4* hotel in Paris city center for an amazing stay in the City Of Light.

Welcome drink and check-in at MERCURE PARIS GARE DE LYON for 3 nights in your hotel ideally located in the hearth of Paris.
Welcome dinner at Mercure PARIS GARE DE LYON restaurant or similar (incl. in the quote). Overnight.

Sunday, April 27, 2025.

Versailles

Breakfast.
Transfer to the Palace of Versailles, one of France’s most popular attractions. Guided tour of Royal Appartement and the famous “Galerie des Glasses”. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the palace’s ornate gardens at your own pace. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens of Versailles, the exceptionally open groves, the ponds filled with water, to the rhythm of baroque music during « Grandes eaux Musicales » show.

Lunch break in the gardens

Transfer to Paris in the early afternoon.

Optional dinner :
Dinner-cruise on the Seine to admire Paris Lights
Cabaret dinner-show in a famous Parisian Cabaret

Overnight.
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Monday, April 28, 2025.

Paris City Tour and Montmartre

Breakfast.
Start your Paris discovery with a 3 hours guided sight seeing tour of the French capital. This tour will take you to all the big Parisian landmarks : Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, …

End of the tour for Lunch break in the bohemian district of Montmartre, one of Paris ´s most charming areas.

Free time in Paris for Shopping or cultural activities.

Overnight.

Tuesday, April 29, 2025.

Lyon – City Tour

Breakfast.
09.00 am Embark in 1rst class wagon high-speed-train to Lyon – French Gastronomy capitale.

11.00 am Arrival in Lyon train station.

Enjoy a 2 hours sight-seeing guided tour of Lyon from the hill of Fourvière to the quays of the Saône and Rhône. This city tour will trace the evolution through the ages and the main monuments of the city.

Check-in at your 5* hotel SOFITEL PLACE BELLECOUR in city center.

Afternoon at leisure to discover Lyon by your own way.

Dinner at BRASSERIE GEORGES (included). Overnight

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Wednesday, April 30, 2025.

Beaujolais Vineyards – Wine Tasting

Enjoy breakfast before embarking on a scenic journey through the landscapes of southern Beaujolais, passing through the picturesque Pierres Dorées region. Each village, with its distinctive yellow stone buildings, adds to the charm of this area. Explore Châtillon, Chessy-les-Mines, Bois d’Oingt, and reach the medieval hilltop village of Oingt, known for its golden stone architecture and quaint streets.

As midday approaches, take a leisurely lunch break in a local restaurant to indulge in specialties of the region.

In the afternoon, our exploration continues through northern Beaujolais along the grand cru route. Pass by villages such as Fleurie, Chénas, and Saint-Amour, immersing yourself in the heritage of winemaking with a visit to a cellar for a wine tasting experience.

As the day ends, return to Lyon to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures, anticipating the delights of this vibrant city.

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Thursday, May 1, 2025.

Avignon – Aix-En-Provence

After breakfast, we embark on a scenic coach journey from Lyon to Aix-en-Provence via the Autoroute du Soleil, passing through picturesque towns like Valence, Montélimar, Orange, and Avignon.

In Avignon, enjoy a guided city tour and a leisurely lunch to savor local flavors. Then, continue to Aix-en-Provence for a guided walking tour through its historic streets, from Place Général de Gaulle to Cours Mirabeau..

Check into your 4-star hotel Novotel Aix Beaumanoir for dinner a relaxing evening. Overnight.

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Friday, May 2, 2025.

Cannes – Nice

Wake up to breakfast as you prepare for your next adventure. Today, we’re heading to Cannes, known as the Hollywood of France, where actors and celebrities frequent the streets. Explore glamorous avenues reminiscent of Beverly Hills, stroll along the iconic Croisette, and imagine yourself walking on the prestigious red carpet of the film festival. Indulge in culinary delights at local restaurants and browse luxury shops that line the streets, adding elegance to your experience.

After lunch, we’ll continue to Nice. Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, just a stone’s throw from Italy, Nice exudes the charm of a southern city. As the capital of the Côte d’Azur, it embodies the epitome of the art of living, offering a blend of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes.

Upon arrival, check into your 4-star hotel Hotel Aston La Scala where you’ll stay for the next three nights.

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Saturday, May 3, 2025.

Nice and countryside

Breakfast. Walking guided tour of Nice. Narrow streets, yellow and ocher facades, artisan stalls and small boutiques, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old district, which comes alive day and night, without forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified among the exceptional markets of France!

After the guided tour, enjoy a country side tour exploring some of the most beautiful hilltops village. Drive through the charming hilltop village of Grasse, world capital of the perfume industry, for a guided tour of a perfume factory and lunch break. View the Alps, valleys and spectacular coastline from the amazing perched medieval village of Gourdon. Finish-up in St Paul de Vence, the 2nd most visited village in France, home of impressionist painters, with ancient cobblestone lanes, ramparts and art galleries. Initiation to the regional sport : La pétanque. 1 drink included during the activity.
Return to Nice. Overnight

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Sunday, May 4, 2025.

Eze – Monaco

After breakfast, head to Monaco and Monte Carlo.

Guided tour of the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world. Admire waterfront views from the Rock of Monaco, visit Monaco Cathedral, the Prince’s Palace and see the iconic racing rack of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. In Monte-Carlo, discover the old casino, the famous Hôtel de Paris and Café de Paris, the magnificent gardens and the luxury boutiques. At 11.00 am assist to the royal guard exhibition.

Turn back to Nice in the early afternoon. Stop in the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views before reaching. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Farewell dinner in a panoramic restaurant in Nice (Moon Bar de l’hôtel Aston). Overnight.

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Monday, May 5, 2025.

Departure

Indulge in a delightful breakfast as you prepare for your departure. After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell. Check-out from your accommodation and embark on a seamless transfer to Nice airport. This marks the end of our services, filled with cherished memories and unforgettable experiences.

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Hotel selection

(or similar)

Paris

Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon 4* or Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon 4*

Lyon

Grand Hôtel des Terreaux 4* or Mercure Lyon Centre République 4*

Aix-en-Provence

Grand hôtel du Roi René 4*

Nice

West end Nice 4* or Nice Beau Rivage Nice 4*

Dates:

  • April 25 – May 5, 2025
  • 10 days / 9 nights

Price:

  • Per person sharing: $3,659.00
  • Single supplement: $1,549.00   $1,399
  • Price based on 20 participants MINIMUM
  • Airfare is not included, please contact Marion for rates.

Included:

  • 7 nights in double/twin rooms in 4-star hotels
  • 2 nights in in a 5-star hotel SOFITEL PLACE BELLECOUR in Lyon
  • Welcome drinks in all 4 hotels
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 1 dinner at a local Lyonnaise Brasserie Georges
  • 1 dinner in a panoramic view restaurant in Nice (drinks not included)
  • 1 first-class ticket One Way on TGV from Paris to Lyon
  • All transportation by minibus or coach
  • English-speaking guides during guided tours
  • Alpine Adventures tour escort throughout and local guides when needed
  • Entrance fees: Versailles Castle, Eze Gardens
  • Guided tour of Royal Appartement and the famous “Galerie des Glasses
  • Commented Visit and tasting: Wine, Perfume, Confectionery

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement
  • Meals and drinks (except 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners)
  • Porterage services
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Optional insurance: Assistance, Cancellation, Repatriation
  • Anything not mentioned in “This price includes”

Terms and Conditions:

  • At all times after the deposit has been received a $200.00 administrative fee will apply
  • December 1, 2024 – February 1, 2025. – 30% cancellation penalties apply
  • February 2 – March 15, 2025. – 50% cancellation penalties apply
  • March 16, 2025 –  trip becomes fully non-refundable
  • *Please note airfare is non-refundable as soon as ticketed*

Payment Policy:

  • $300.00 to reserve your spot
  • 30% of land charges (+ airfare) due by November 15, 2024
  • Final payment due by February 15, 2025

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to PARIS / LYON / PROVENCE / FRENCH RIVIERA in APRIL 2025 with Alpine Adventures?
Secure your spot today by simply filling out the form or reaching out to Marion.

We can’t wait to explore France together!

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

French Alps

Special Promotion: March 24 – April 15

7th Night is Complimentary

For this promo, Alpine Adventures offers up to 10 FREE air tickets from NYC to Geneva for ONE booking (7-night minimum).

Sample package

7-night “Full Experience” package. Based upon 10 people.
Date: March 24 – April 15, 2024.
Price

  • Price PER NIGHT = $10,255.00 USD subject to current exchange rate ($9,570.00 EUR)
  • Price includes everything BUT daily lunch (on hill) and transfers from Geneva.

Package Inclusions

  • 7 Nights at Chalet Pelerin
  • Airline tickets for up to 10 people from NYC to Geneva
  • Guided activities, including piste skiing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, snowshoeing and more
  • All gear necessary for activities
  • All lift tickets for resort skiing
  • Pre-arrival planning with the Experience Team
  • Chef-prepared breakfast, après, and dinner
  • House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • *USD figures are subject to change

Incentive for any standard buyout booked for this season or next.

  • Book 6 Nights, Get a 7th Complimentary Night
  • The booking must be made before May 1st
  • Not valid for peak season dates or small group rates.

Availability for Winter 2024/2025

Here are some coveted dates to book now:

Chalet Pelerin
December 20 – 27, 2024
February 7 – 23, 2025
March 7 – 21, 2025

Chalet Hibou
December 29, 2024 – Jan 5, 2025
February 7 – 23, 2025
March 17 – 24, 2025

Updated availability for the remainder of the 2024 Season:

Chalet Pelerin Available Dates:
Feb 24 – March 9
March 24 – April 15
April 15 – April 21

Chalet Hibou Available Dates:
Feb 12 – 19
Feb 19 – March 8
March 17 – 23
March 30 – April 15

Contact us for more details:

1 954 564 6722
info@alpineadventures.net

French Alps

Chalet Pelerin and Chalet Hibou

Eleven® Properties

ELEVEN CHALET HIBOU

DETAILS

  • Five king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • One queen bedroom with en suite bathroom and sitting area
  • One bunkroom with an en suite bathroom
  • Media room
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Sauna and steam room
  • The Alpage, a sheep herder’s hut-turned- off-piste outpost

ELEVEN CHALET PELERIN

DETAILS

  • Four king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • One bunkroom with four twin beds and an en suite bathroom
  • Media room
  • Indoor freshwater pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Finnish sauna and steam room
  • The Alpage, a sheep herder’s hut-turned- off-piste outpost

ELEVEN CHALET HIBOU

ELEVEN CHALET PELERIN

MOSELLE CRUISE AND CYCLING TRIP

The countryside on both banks of the Moselle is splendid, the wines are delicious, and the picturesque little towns have rich histories. The conditions for cycling are excellent indeed. You follow the river Moselle, partly in Germany, partly in France, and partly in Luxembourg, along the endless vineyards and the enchanting old cities like Cochem and Bernkastel. Then, of course, there is Trier, once an imperial Roman city. You will see the remnants of this glorious past in Germany’s oldest cathedral, amphitheater, the emperor’s throne hall, and famous “black gate,” the remains of the ancient city wall. After Trier, you will bike along the river Saar to visit charming Saarburg, with the stunning waterfalls in the city center. Then onto tiny Luxembourg, the only Grand Duchy in Europe. On the last day, you cycle in France with her welcoming villages, where the inhabitants are proud of their sweet, smooth wines and golden “Mirabellen” liqueur. The tour ends in the city of Metz, with its splendid Gothic cathedral.

TRAVEL DATES: February 2 – 13, 2024

In addition to all the amazing scenery, this trip includes

  • (7) night/8 day cruise from Cochem Germany to Metz France
  • PRIVATE DELUXE CHARTER on MAGNIFIQUE III including Welcome reception with welcome drink
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners (3-course)
  • Daily packed Lunches during the cruise
  • Daily afternoon coffee and tea
  • Daily briefings, Fully guided cycling tours (2 tour leaders, 2 groups)
  • Some short walking tours
  • Fees for ferries, Entrance Museum
  • Remagen, Entrance Burg Eltz
  • Winetasting at a local winery
  • GPS tracks, Use of a helmet, Use of a waterproof pannier bag ∙ Biodegradable water bottle
  • Use of bed linen and towels, Daily cleaning of the cabin, Climate controlled cabin, Wi-Fi on board
  • All Local Taxes
  • E-bike rental/helmet included, Standard bike optional ($180 less)
  • (1) nights in Cochem 4-star hotel w/breakfast
  • (2) nights in Paris 4-star hotel w/breakfast
  • Gratuities, alcoholic beverages & insurance not included
  • Price based on the currency of 1.12 US Dollars to the Euro. All prices are subject to change.

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON [DOUBLE OCCUPANCY]

  • LAND AND CRUISE $4,458
  • ASK ABOUT ROUND-TRIP AIR

Facts about the ship

Length: 67 m, Width: 7.2 m, Crew: 5, Cabins: 21, Passengers: 40 max

The Magnifique III meets the highest standards for comfort for bike and barge tours. The vessel sails under the Dutch flag and management on several tours in The Netherlands and Belgium.

The upper deck has a large, tastefully furnished salon with a restaurant area, a nice bar a lounge area with cozy sitting corners, a wide-screen TV, and large panoramic windows. There are also two TV screens showing the real-time movement and position of the barge. Wi-Fi is available. Large glass doors open to the beautiful partially roofed teak wood sundeck with chairs and tables on the aft deck. There is a cycle deck for bikes on the front deck. On the top deck, the barge has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and some deckchairs to relax and enjoy the scenery while cruising.

The lower deck has fourteen beautiful twin cabins (12 m² – 129 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds. In most cabins and all suites, on prior request, the beds can be set together as a double bed.

All cabins have en-suite facilities with a shower, toilet, and basin. The cabins on the lower deck have portholes (fixed for safety reasons). The air conditioning in all cabins can be individually regulated. Furthermore, in each cabin, you will find a flat-screen satellite TV, a mini safe, and a hair dryer.

The upper deck has a large, tastefully furnished salon with a restaurant area, a nice bar a lounge area with cozy sitting corners, a wide-screen TV, and large panoramic windows. There are also two TV screens showing the real-time movement and position of the barge. Wi-Fi is available. Large glass doors open to the beautiful partially roofed teak wood sundeck with chairs and tables on the aft deck. There is a cycle deck for bikes on the front deck. On the top deck, the barge has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and some deckchairs to relax and enjoy the scenery while cruising.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochem, Germany

On the day of our arrival, we’ll spend the night at a hotel in Cochem, before boarding the ship the next day.

Day 2: Cochem

Embarkation and check-in is at 2 p.m. in Cochem. After a welcome meeting with the crew, the tour leader will take you for a walk through this cozy and characteristic Moselle town, with steep wine-clad mountains, wooded hills, an impressive castle, and a picturesque square with beautiful timber-framed houses and cafes. A visit to Cochem’s majestic Reichsburg Castle is on the program.

Day 3: Cochem – Zell (39 km/24 mi.)

Following breakfast, you’ll cycle to Beilstein, one of the best-preserved historical villages on the Moselle. The ruins of Castle Metternich sit towering above the village, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore them. After leaving Beilstein you’ll pass Europe’s steepest vineyard – with slopes inclining up to 60 degrees – at Bremmer Calmont. Today’s tour ends in the wine village of Zell on the Moselle, well known in the industry for the wine Zeller Schwarze Katz. In Zell, we recommend taking the opportunity to get to know the good wines of the Moselle Valley.

Day 4: Zell on the Moselle – Bernkastel-Kues (45 km/27 mi.)

Today you’ll cycle from Zell to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the Moselle’s left bank and famous for its Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) architecture. From there you pass through the wine city of Kröv – well-known for its popular Kröver wine – to Bernkastel-Kues, your destination for the night. The grand half-timbered houses that surround Bernkastel-Kues’s marketplace date back to the Middle Ages, and are a photographer’s delight. You’ll reach the barge in Kues after a tour through town.

Day 5: Bernkastel-Kues – Neumagen – Schweich (28 km/18 mi. or 54 km/34 mi.) | Schweich – Trier

From Bernkastel, the valley opens up and vineyards expand as far as the eye can see. Today we cruise past the heavy-hitters in the wine world: Brauneberg, Piesport, Trittenheim. Piesport is beloved by the Brits for the “little golden droplets.” Trittenheim lies in a sharp hairpin turn on the river surrounded by mountains coated with grapes. Around lunchtime, you will arrive in Neumagen, already in Roman times an important center of wine production. You can decide to join the barge from here or continue by bicycle to Schweich, where again the barge will be waiting for you. Once on board you will cruise to Trier, the oldest city in Germany. Trier was founded around 15 before Christ by Caesar Augustus under the name of Augusta Treverorum. As a trading town and administrative center, Trier flourished during the late imperial age. This Roman golden age has left us with a respectable number of monuments. Most authentic is the city gate Porta Nigra, which was built around 18 after Christ.

Day 6: Trier – Saarburg (28 km/18 mi.)

In the morning your tour leader will take you into Trier and walk you around in Roman history. There is also time to discover and enjoy Trier on your own.
After lunch, you will hop on your bicycles and follow the Mosel and Saar river to our next destination, Saarburg. Saarburg is an interesting old town situated in the most beautiful part of the Saar valley. Here the banks of the river are densely forested. The castle of Saarburg was built here in the middle of the 10th century. In the middle of town, you come across a waterfall 20 meters high. At the foot of this waterfall, there is an old mill, which is driven by the small river. In this part of town most of the old houses from the 17th and 18th century, which give Saarburg such a picturesque look, are still intact. Today there is no dinner on board. You can select one of the local restaurants in Saarburg.

Day 7: Saarburg – Remich (45 km/27 mi. or 53 km/32 mi.)

Today there are 2 cycling options. One is easy, but a bit longer along the rivers. The shorter option is a bit more challenging, through the hills. Whatever your choice is, the cycling will lead you into the Grand Duchy Luxembourg. Here the Moselle forms the border between Germany and Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a small country, but its capital (also called Luxembourg) is an important finance center and EU administrative city. On the way, at the Luxembourg side, we visit a wine cooperative, specializing in the so-called “Cremant”, say the Champagne of the
Moselle. Close to Remich you can admire a Roman mosaic floor. The tile floor which lies in its original place, was once the centerpiece in a palatial Roman villa. The scene (in 3 million individual tile pieces) reveals scenes from gladiator games in the amphitheater.

Day 8: Remich – Schengen | Schengen – Thionville (30 km/18 mi.) | Thionville – Metz

While having breakfast you will cruise to Schengen, where your cycling tour will start. The “Schengen agreement” is something everybody in Europe has heard of, whereas almost nobody knows that it is named after this little town in Luxembourg at the 3-country border. Soon we will cross the Luxembourg-French border and experience the outcome of this agreement: no border controls. We pass the fortress of Sierck-les-Bains, one of the palaces inhabited by the powerful Dukes of Lorraine. The route is lovely through the French countryside and friendly villages. Around lunchtime you will arrive in Thionville, the center of the steel industry until the 1980s. That might sound modern and industrial, but the city is ancient. The historic center shows us the medieval ramparts, lovely gardens, old streets, and St.Maximin Basilica. Here the ship is waiting to pick you up to cruise to Metz, another ancient city strategically situated on a Roman trading route. St.Etienne Cathedral is the 3rd largest Gothic church in France with flying buttresses and Marc Chagall stained glass windows. Metz is full of stunning architecture, flowers, and great cafes.

Day 9: Metz

End of tour. Disembarkation after breakfast, at around 9:30 a.m.

Day 9-11: Paris

After leaving the boat we’ll transfer via bus to Paris (approx 3.5 hours), where we’ll spend two nights in the Hotel Mercure Paris Alesia before flying back to the US.

Kevin Grossman, a world traveler put together this amazing package for your next vacation in Europe!

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Star Clipper Cruise – Greece and Turkey 2024

Life aboard Star Clipper is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht with expansive teak decks and two swimming pools. All meals are finely prepared and included with open seating in her elegantly appointed dining room. Gather at the Tropical Bar and Piano Bar or chill in the Edwardian-style library. Voyage with like-minded travelers where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day.
Enjoy unique sailing activities onboard such as climbing the mid-ship mast, hanging out in the bowsprit netting at the bow of the ship, or helping to set the sails. Choose to partake or simply relax and enjoy.

Travel Dates

September 28 – October 4, 2024 (7 nights)

INCLUDED:

  • Meals (full board – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • Entertainment

SPECIAL FOR OUR GROUP:

  • Welcome Party
  • $150 per person on board credit
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Farewell cocktail

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Port Charges
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional excursions

CRUISE PRICE

Only $400 or $800 Per Person Deposit. Hurry, this limited-time offer expires soon!

OWNERS CABIN – CLIPPER DECK – $3,780 per person
Deluxe outside cabin (no private verandah), Double bed, Separate sitting area, Minibar, Marble bathroom with a whirlpool, Room service
Average Cabin Size: 237 ft²

CATEGORY 1 – MAIN & SUN DECK $2,960 per person
Deluxe deck cabin, Twin converted to double, marble bathroom with a whirlpool, minibar, cabin doors open onto deck
Average Cabin Size: 156 ft²

CATEGORY 2 – CLIPPER DECK $2,660 per person
Large outside cabin, Twin/double/triple beds, marble, Bathroom with shower
Average cabin dimensions – 129 ft²

CATEGORY 3 – CLIPPER & COMMODORE DECK $2,520 per person
Bathroom with shower, Twin, double, or triple beds
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 4 – COMMODORE DECK $2,400 per person
Outside cabin, Twin/double/triple beds, Marble bathroom with shower
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 5 – CLIPPER & COMMODORE DECK $2,110 per person
Outside cabin, Raised double bed, twin/double/triple beds, Marble bathroom with shower
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 6 – COMMODORE DECK $1,930 per person
Inside cabin, Upper/lower berths, Marble bathroom with shower.
Average Cabin Size: 86 ft²

THIRD SHARE: $1,050
PORT CHARGES: $270

Star Clipper

Star Clipper is a true Clipper Ship reflecting its proud heritage in every inch of its polished brass and gleaming charm. Star Clipper is a modern small ship in every way, created for adventure-loving passengers looking for the tradition and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships but with the comforts and amenities of the present day. It is 379 feet long and carries 166 guests in pampered comfort, over 36,000 square feet of sails. Sixteen sails billowing in the wind.

NAUTICAL HERITAGE

Star Clipper offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space for walking and relaxation. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The decor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sailing with a modern touch. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships appeal to the eye, while polished decks and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

MODERN AMENITIES

Star Clipper features open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, delightful indoor and outdoor Tropical and Piano bars, and an Edwardian-style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

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Itinerary

Saturday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Sunday: At Sea

Monday: Rhodes, Greece

Tuesday: Bodrum, Turkey

Wednesday: Dalyan River, Turkey

Thursday: Santorini, Greece

Friday: Hydra, Greece

Saturday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, and the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilization. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. It’s recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E. Today, under the shadow of Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, and its multi- cultural modern personality.

Rhodes

Rhodes has a long and impressive history; it’s a place where the strong medieval aspect blends with the traditional Greek one. It is also an island with great natural beauty: the lovely beaches face the pine woods on the mountainsides; the mountain villages overlook the seaside towns; and the archaeological sites, the medieval monuments, and the cosmopolitan resorts arranged in the traditional style all conspire to make the popularity of this destination so hard to resist, even to a demanding traveler.

Bodrum

Turkey’s top resort, Bodrum, is more than the town of that name. The Bodrum Peninsula, extending west into the Aegean and bordering the Mediterranean, actually has a dozen resort towns and villages along its shores, of which famous Bodrum is but one. Each has its own beaches, hotels and other pleasures. Although Bodrum was Turkey’s original south Aegean seaside resort, and has the richest history on the peninsula with its crusader castle and Mausoleum, other villages—now grown to towns—are becoming almost as well-known.

The Dalyan

The Dalyan is part of the Turkish Riviera, some of the most beautiful coastal territory in the Mediterranean. Most famous for the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle at Itzuzu Beach, the shores of the Dalyan River provide access to several of Turkey’s historical sites. Near the fishing town of Dalyan visitors may find the ancient Carian city of Kaunos, while travelers on the river, navigating through the dense reeds, may view the Lycian tombs, carved directly into the cliffs over the river.

Santorini

Santorini, known since ancient times as Thira, is one of the most famous islands in the world. The fact that you can sit in front of the caldera, enjoy local dishes, a drink or a coffee while gazing at the remarkable beauty of an active volcano is priceless! The island is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of the Cyclades.

Hydra

Hydra is a popular sailing destination. A rich naval tradition and a cosmopolitan island ambience are the defining characteristics of Hydra – a popular island in the Argosaronic Gulf – which attracts every year many personalities and jet-setters from Greece and abroad. This was the favourite destination and place of residence of painter Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghika, Leonard Cohen, and Henry Miller. It is also the birthplace of painter Panagiotis Tetsis, and of many other famous artists, writers etc. The island’s great beauty was appreciated also by celebrities such as Maria Callas, Pablo Picasso, and Sophia Loren.

Club Med Bahamas 2024

Only 2 single and 5 twin/double rooms available

Embrace authentic, slow living and bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Bahamas. Expanding across 89 acres, Club Med Columbus offers a surreal, secluded stay with boundless white sand beaches alongside infinite blue water. Settle into brightly colored bungalows and begin your escape filled with explorations on land, adventures above and below sea, wellness experiences, and leisure activities. There are no limits to your stay with delightful culinary experiences including healthy options and the freshest seafood, Club Med Spa by Sothys, and island activities and excursions. Disconnect and reset on this exotic retreat, with endless experiences that will become cherished memories.

Which activities will amaze you in Columbus Isle

Sail the translucent waters

Sail the translucent waters of the secluded San Salvador Island and meet local dolphins.
Sail away and get lost in paradise! Start from our infinite private beach and sail on the clear blue waters. Peek at nearby docks and uninhabited nature sites as you discover the island’s flora from the water. You may even be able to swim with wild dolphins directly from our beach.

Explore the underwater ecosystem

Discover a diverse world under the sea and realize why San Salvador is a world famous diving destination.

An infinite blue view

Indulge in an infinite blue view of the ocean at La Pinta Beach Lounge Restaurant.
Have your breakfast and lunch looking at the gorgeous view and enjoy a true blue therapy for a peaceful mind. In the evening, feel the ocean breeze as you sip your drink or dine with a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Capture memories along the insta-path

Capture your memories as you follow our insta-path that goes all around the resort.
Walk around the resort and take pictures in our incredible photo spots: the dock overlooking the ocean or the sunset from the beach.

Dates:

  • October 19-26, 2024

Price:

  • $1,879 per person
  • $60 membership fee
  • No supplement for single rooms
  • Airfare not included

Included:

  • 7 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • Non-stop airfare from Miami to San Salvador Bahamas operated by Bahamas Air round trip
  • Transfer to the resort
  • All-day dining
  • Bars & Snacks
  • Sports & Activities

Payment Schedule:

  • Initial Deposit: $500.00 per person deposit to confirm your participation
  • Second Deposit: $750.00 per person installment due by April 01, 2024
  • Final Payment: Trip balance no later than July 10, 2024

Terms and Conditions:

  • 150.00$ at all times non-refundable.
  • 50% of the entire package cost is non-refundable starting on July 19, 2024 (unless you purchase additional travel insurance with Go Ready at the time of booking).
  • 100% of the entire package cost is non-refundable starting on August 19, 2024 (unless you purchase additional travel insurance with Go Ready at the time of booking)

Please note, we strongly encourage you to purchase insurance policy.

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

Douro River Cruise Portugal and Spain 2024

Itinerary

Cruise: Base package

DAY 1. PORTO

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: “Tour of Porto by Night”.
EXCURSION: Tour of Porto By Night: Duration: 1h15
A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vestiges from a glorious past, but also the young-spirited, warm capital city of a region marked by its winemaking as well as its closeness to the ocean. During the tour of the historic center, your guide will schedule a stop at the Sao Bento railway station to look at its magnificent azulejos. Return on board by coach.

DAY 2. REGUA

Join us for the excursions proposed:

GUIDED TOUR OF PORTO AND WINE TASTING: CLASSIC EXCURSION: Duration 4H00:
Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel’s pupils.
Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, stands out from the steep banks of the Douro river with its mixture of grey facades and red tiles interspersed with unusual architectural masterpieces.
Its historical center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. We’ll discover The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city’s Commercial Association. It has remained their headquarters to this day. After climbing up the beautiful granite and marble stairway, we’ll visit the former Tribunal Room, the Golden Room and the Arab Room, decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the “Golden Church”. It was originally a modest convent founded by Franciscan monks in the 12th century, before being further altered by prominent Porto families in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were responsible for the Baroque style interior which mingles with the large, elaborate rose window in Gothic style on the main façade in a fascinating mixture of styles reflecting the various eras it went through.
We’ll cross the Dom Luis I Bridge again back to Villa Nova de Gaia for the visit of a wine cellar. Porto’s pride notably stems from its famous wine known the world over, which you will get to taste*. We’ll return on board by coach.

DAY 3. REGUA – PINHAO – VEGA DE TERON (SPAIN)

VILA REAL AND MATEUS PALACE EXCURSION: Duration: 4H00:
We’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry, Cristas de Galo.
We’ll then set out to explore Mateus Palace, the most beautiful and astonishing manor in all of Northern Portugal. This 18th-century beauty is set in a hilly landscape reminding us of Mexico. The subtle mixture of granite, white walls and extravagance from the Age of Enlightenment such as ledges covered in statues and Baroque style pilasters is a striking feature. Behind the manor is a delightful garden with box hedges, more statues, and a spectacular 115-foot cedar tunnel. After our tour, we’ll return to our ship in Regua or Pinhão.
Tonight’s evening will have a Spanish flair.

DAY 4. BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA – SENHORA DA RIBEIRA

Join us for the excursions proposed :
GUIDED TOUR OF SALAMANCA (LUNCH INCLUDED): CLASSIC EXCURSION: Duration 10H30
Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until the middle of the 20th century and is responsible for its growing popularity. We’ll visit the cathedral whose successive extensions created a mixture of styles going from late Gothic to Baroque, including Renaissance. Afterwards, we’ll visit one of the world’s oldest Universities which first opened in 1218. Also known as “Escuelas Mayores”, the University building has a sumptuous gate adorned with the city’s most famous design: a frog atop a skull – symbolic of the sin of lust being punished after death. Its wonderful library brims with old manuscripts dating back from prior to the 19th century. You’ll enjoy lunch and be free to discover the city on your own. Return on board in Vega de Teron.

DAY 5. SENHORA DA RIBEIRA – FERRADOSA – FOLGOSA – LEVERINHO

WINE TRAIL OF PORTO EXCURSION: Duration: 4h00
Departure from Ferradosa for our excursion along the Porto wine route. We’ll discover this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river all the way to the Spanish border. We’ll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pesqueira, two small towns set among the vineyards in the Rio Torto valley. In Sao Joao da Pesqueira, you will have the opportunity to explore the arcaded main square, the chapel and the white houses with their balconies. You will visit a quinta (wine cellar) to taste the famous Porto*. We’ll return on board in Pinhao or Folgosa.

DAY 6. LEVERINHO – PORTO

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Pre-trip

DAY 1. LISBON

Arrive in Lisbon, Stay 3 nights at hotel 3K Europa – bed & breakfast

DAY 2. LISBON

Optional tour of Lisbon city (half day)

Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking.

Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city that boasts a wide selection of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. It has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history.

DAY 3. LISBON

Optional tour of Sintra/Cascais (full day)

The stunning Palacio Nacional da Pena is one of the finest tourist attractions in Portugal.

This beautiful palace is an outstanding example of the 19th-century Romanticism style of architecture, with its vividly painted terraces, ornamental battlements and statues of mythological creatures.

The interior of the Palacio da Pena is equally fascinating, having been restored to how it would have appeared in 1910 when the Portuguese nobility fled to Brazil to escape the revolution.

Surrounding the palace are the forested grounds of the Parque da Pena which continues the ideals of “Romanticism”. There are romantic forest pathways, hidden trails around giant boulders, lush fern gardens and spectacular viewpoints.

DAY 4. LISBON to PORTO

After breakfast you will be transferred by bus to MS Maria Rodrigues to board your cruise. Ship sails at 5PM.

Post-trip

DAY 1. PORTO – MADEIRA

Arrive in Madeira

Fly to Funchal capital of Madeira airport (flight is not included but there are 2 non-stop flights Porto/ Funchal each day and a one way ticket should average approximately $200.00 per person).
Stay 5 nights – room with breakfast (transfers + optional tours TBA)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor.

DAY 2-5 MADEIRA

Madeira is an oasis of green within the Atlantic Ocean. This lush island with its permanent spring-like climate, is diverse and fascinating, and one of the truly unique holiday destinations of Europe. Found within the island are dramatic natural scenery, towering mountains and tropical forests, and a people that are welcoming and hospitable, reflecting the laid- back nature of the Portuguese.
Madeira is not your typical beach holiday destination, this is a location to go out and explore, immerse in local culture or find solitude while hiking one of the magnificent trails that cross the island.
If you are seeking a relaxing holiday, Madeira boasts world-class hotels, a glorious climate and a social atmosphere.
Madeira is varied and thrilling, and a holiday here can be as exciting or relaxing as you choose it to be.

DAY 6 – MADEIRA – LISBON

Fly home from Funchal to Lisbon to your US gateway

Dates:

  • April 20 – 25, 2024
  • Pre-trip in Lisbon: April 17 – 20, 2024
  • Post-trip to Madeira: April 25 – 30, 2024

Price:

  • Cruise: Base package
    from $2189.00 sharing upper deck
    Single supplement $809.00 (only 6 spots in single occupancy located on lower and middle deck)
  • Pre-trip in Lisbon
    $729.00 per person sharing for 3 nights with accommodation and breakfast, transfers to the cruise ship, and cruise ship to Porto airport (optional tours of Lisbon, Cascais, and Sintra TBA)
    Single supplement $339.00
    Price based on 20 participants minimum
  • Post-trip in Madeira
    $519.00 per person sharing for 5 nights room + breakfast (transfers + optional tours TBA)
    Single supplement $429.00
    Price based on 20 participants minimum
  • Post-trip in Madeira
    $319.00 per person sharing for 3 nights room + breakfast (transfers + optional tours TBA)
    Single supplement $269.00
    Price based on 20 participants minimum
  • Airfare not included

Included:

  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Spanish-themed evening – traditional folk entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees

Excluded:

  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses

Payment Schedule:

  • $500.00 at the time of deposit for the cruise-only package OR $750.00 with pre and/or post-trips.
  • Balance due no later than January 02, 2024.

Terms and Conditions:

  • $200.00 fee will be assessed for any cancellation after the initial deposit and up to Oct 19, 2023.
  • 50% of your cruise fare is non-refundable from Oct 20, 2023, until February 19, 2024 (unless you have travel insurance and you cancel for a covered reason).
  • 100% of your cruise fare is non-refundable starting on February 20, 2024 (unless you have travel insurance and you cancel for a covered reason).
  • Airfare is non refundable after ticketing.

Please note, we strongly encourage you to purchase insurance policy.

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

Hotel Lido Alto in Madeira

Located west of the city of Funchal, it is just 2.5 km from the center.
From the Hotel you will be able to contemplate the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
The hotel has a private bus service to and from the center of Funchal, the journey takes approximately 5 minutes and is subject to availability.