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Valle Nevado and Santiago, Chile 2024

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Valle Nevado and Santiago, Chile 2024

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TRAVEL DATES: August 8 – 19, 2024

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (without air – ask us for a price quote):

  • Double occupancy $2,995 (Discount Extended!)
  • Double occupancy $3,495 (Booked after March 25, 2024.)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

August 9 – 16: Valle Nevado, Chile

  • August 9, Private transfer by motor coach from Santiago Airport with a Half-day Santiago City Tour with English speaking guide plus 2-hour visit stop at the Central Market (Mercado Central), world famous for its fish market, with group lunch included (including tip) at Donde Augusto or El Galeon. 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 (if no Covid capacity restrictions exist): La Fourchette, Monte Bianco, Sur (or similar for 2024), or Mirador del Plomo restaurant. Prior reservations are required for dinner. No additional charge for any of the included restaurants. Dinner on the first night of every reservation is served at Mirador del Plomo restaurant. Alcoholic drinks and beverages are not included.
  • Unlimited Valle Nevado ski lift access. Valid through the day of check out.
  • 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.
  • Welcome drink (nonalcoholic) at Bar Lounge. Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Après ski at Bar Puerta del Sol from 5 to 6 pm. (snack offered, plus coffee and cookies)
  • One half-hour FREE massage at Spa (if there are no Covid restrictions)
  • 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.

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

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

Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado is the largest and most modern ski resort in Chile, with access to more than 7,000 acres of Andean terrain. The resort boasts the most modern lift system in the country and features a small-scale “village” that includes 3 hotels, a dozen condominium buildings, 6 restaurants, pubs and bars, a spa and fitness center, and retail shopping. The hallmark of a Valle Nevado ski trip is a laid-back ambiance and no lift lines, delicious food and Chile’s famous pisco sours and wine, and serendipitous moments bumping into one of the many international ski pros who call Valle Nevado their summer training camp. In the afternoon, there is no better way to unwind from the slopes in the resort’s outdoor pool apres ski, watching condors soar above and the Andean sunset. A warm, friendly environment with mostly English-speaking staff, makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

Hotel Puerta del Sol

This family-oriented hotel focuses on convenience and comfort with the postcard picture view. It’s located 150 feet from the slopes. The hotel boasts a cosy lounge, library room, dedicated kids play area, and day spa. Guests also have access to the resort fitness centre & outdoor heated pool. It has also direct access to the game room, cyber cafe and Puerta del Sol Bar.

Santiago

With its museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is the political and cultural centre of the country. Its central location makes it a convenient base point to further explore the country.
The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you’ll discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista!

Grindelwald / Wengen and Lucerne, Switzerland

TRAVEL DATES: February 2 – 13, 2024

INCLUDES

  • Private round-trip transfers from the airport to/from hotels
  • 7 nights lodging at 4-STAR Hotel Kreuz & Post Grindelwald (Family run)
  • The Hotel Kreuz & Post has a rooftop terrace and Sky Deck with a view of the Eiger. The Wellness Spa includes: a Finnish Sauna, Salt Sauna, Steam Bath, Infrared Cabin, Foot Pool Experience, Rest area with Cocoon relaxation loungers
  • Daily buffet breakfast and Multi-Course gourmet dinners
  • Welcome Drink Reception
  • 3 nights lodging with breakfast at 4-star Hotel in Lucerne
  • All local city and air taxes/fees

PRICE

  • Land-only package.
  • Optional discounted round trip air available from your origination airport.
  • Package per person double occupancy: Double/Twin Room $2,695
  • Package per person Single occupancy: $3,395

OPTIONAL

  • 5-day Adult ski pass 297 CHF, Senior (62+) 268 CHF (2023 pricing)
  • Individual trip excursions to Jungfrau – Top of Europe, Interlaken, and beyond by train
  • City tour of Lucerne and/or boat tour
  • Trip Insurance (with Cancel-For-Any-Reason rider)

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

Grindelwald, Switzerland

The famous mountain village of Grindelwald is embedded in a unique Alpine landscape at the foot of the Eiger north face. It is the diversity of the glacier village that makes it so attractive.
Grindelwald’s main ski regions, First, Kleine Scheidegg — Männlichen, and Murren — Schilthorn, are accessible by the Swiss Mountain railways. Skiers can enjoy more than 210 km of groomed slopes at any one of these resorts. A total of 30 ski lifts allows skiers to ski at altitudes of up to 2,500 m/8,202 ft. Grindelwald offers unique skiing experiences especially that of the Lauberhorn slope which was popularized by the World Cup ski circus. Over the mountains between Grindelwald, Wengen & Lauberhorn, and there’s no stopping winter sports enthusiasts.
THE MOST MODERN TERMINAL IN THE ALPS – The brand-new state-of-the-art terminal (Grindelwald Terminal), with direct railway connection in Grindelwald, is the heart of the V-Cableway. The tri-cable gondola Eiger Express to the Eiger Glacier and the 10-person aerial gondola to Männlichen start here. The terminal also offers a shopping centre with top international brands, quality Swiss products and a sports shop. The Eiger Express, which transports you from Grindelwald Terminal to the station Eigergletscher in 15 minutes, guarantees a spectacular gondola ride complete with stunning views of the north face of the Eiger. Once at the destination, the Panoramahalle delivers incredible views of the mountain landscape of the Bernese Oberland.
Even the journey to Eigergletscher on the ultra-modern tri-cable aerial cableway is memorable. Savor the outlook from one of 44 cabins (each seating 26) and marvel at the mighty north face of the Eiger from close quarters. A train now runs directly from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald terminal, base station for the Eiger Express cableway. This one simple change cuts the journey time to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (and the ski slopes) by 47 minutes, giving you more time to explore this spectacular world of mountains.
The Jungfrau experience includes traveling to Europe’s highest railway station at an altitude of 2,061 m/6,762 ft called Kleine Scheidegg. From there you take the cogwheel train to the summit of the Jungfrau at 3,454 m/11,332 ft from where you will have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day can see into Germany and France. And looking west you will see the largest Glacier of Europe, the Aletsch Glacier. As one of the Bernese Oberland’s ultimate excursions, the Jungfraujoch is truly an unforgettable experience for visitors.
Finally, your hotel cannot be any closer to the Grindelwald Train Station. You will have direct access to the Swiss Rail system for convenient day trip excursions to Interlaken, Lauberhorn and beyond!

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its attractive shopping and the beautiful lakeside setting, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland. Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centerpiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. A further landmark of the town is the Museggmauer, a wall which, with the exception only of one of its towers, has been preserved in its original, well-fortified state.
Historic houses decorated with frescoes line the picturesque town squares as they do the ‘Weinmarkt’ square in the car-free old town. Lucerne is a city of town squares and churches. The Jesuit church dating from the 17th century is regarded as Switzerland’s first sacral Baroque building and the twin towers of the Hofkirche form an integral part of the townscape. The figure of a dying lion which was hewn from the face of rock in remembrance of the heroic death of Swiss guards killed during an attack on the Tuileries in 1792 is one of the best-known monuments in Switzerland. And with its 112-metre-long Bourbaki panorama, Lucerne possesses one of the world’s few maintained, mammoth circular paintings.

Hotel Kreuz & Post

The 4⭐ Hotel Kreuz & Post, rich in tradition is located in the center of Grindelwald, the Bernese Oberland. Just a few steps from the train station, bus, gondolas, & lifts. Since many years our Hotel Kreuz & Post has been an institution in Grindelwald, enchanting gourmets, hedonists, nature lovers, alpinists and sports lovers from all over the world.
The exceptional location in the heart of the village Grindelwald, next to the famous railway station for the Jungfraujoch and besides beautiful shops, as well the long tradition, the Alpine charm, the genuine hospitality of your Hosts Martin and Helena and the first-class service are only a few of the many highlights which will make your stay with us unforgettable.

Group (join in) trip to Kitzbühel and Innsbruck 2024

One of the best ski experiences in the Austrian Alps. Fun, expansive, and genuine Tyrolean hospitality. Easy ski access from the centrally located hotel in the pedestrian village.

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.

This trip combines comfortable lodging, good eats, and amazing skiing at a value price. Join with a friend, solo or with a small group – and meet new ski friends. You will be in the company of a small but diverse group of like-minded travelers who like to get outside and be active.

Join us, relax, and unwind where the crisp and clean mountain air is guaranteed.

Travel dates: February 9th – 19th , 2024

Package inclusions:

  • Non-stop Airfare from Washington Dulles to Munich on United Airlines
  • One-way private coach transfer from Munich Airport to Hotel Maria Theresia in Kitzbuhel
  • 7 nights stay in a Standard Double/Twin Room at the 4* Hotel Maria Theresia in Kitzbuhel
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast and 4-course Dinner (without Beverages). The half-board menu includes the salad buffet, a starter, a main course (meat, fish, vegetarian), and a dessert.
  • Local tax
  • One-way private coach transfer from Hotel Maria Theresia in Kitzbuhel to Hotel Innsbruck in Innsbruck
  • 2 nights stay in Double/Twin Superior Nordkette Room in 4-star superior Hotel Innsbruck in Innsbruck
  • Buffet Breakfast and local tax
  • One-way transfer by private coach transfer from Hotel Innsbruck to Munich Airport

Kitzbühel

Whether you are a professional skier or a beginner of any age, anyone who loves snow is in the right place in Kitzbühel. Year after year this popular Alpine town attracts winter sports enthusiasts with miles of ski routes and the best cross-country ski runs. You are sure to see the most diverse downhill categories, the finest snow, the greatest modern lift and gondola systems, and an attractive range of offers on and off the slopes. The ski area alone is not the only magnet for adventure seekers at Kitzbuhel. If you like cold, snow, and winter, you can organize every day with something different; Cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing, curling, dog sled tours, snow sleigh excursions, and igloo building. Explore the region in your own way and experience everything that the Kitzbühel winter has to offer.

Innsbruck

The old town center of Innsbruck is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The seemingly untouched 500-year-old cobbled lanes bring you back in time. The city has done a spectacular job preserving late-medieval architecture. Cafes and restaurants fill the streets, and they are a great place to sneak inside, warm up for a bit, and enjoy a nice, warm apple strudel. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the Altstadt, as many of Innsbruck’s attractions are located here.

Package cost:

  • $3,864 Trip cost per person with IKON PASS based on double occupancy
    or
  • $4,164 Trip cost per person with Lift Ticket based on double occupancy

Please note that we can remove the cost of the air from the total package price if you would like to book flights on your own. If you are flying out of a different city, we would be happy to provide alternatives and offer a different schedule from your gateway.

Current flight schedule:

  • 09 FEB UA 106 WASHINGTON DULLES (IAD) – MUNICH (MUC) 05:35 PM 07:40 AM
  • 19 FEB UA 107 MUNICH (MUC) – WASHINGTON DULLES (IAD) 12:10 PM 03:45 PM

Payment schedule:

  • Initial Deposit Payment: 50% of the total at the time of confirmation
  • Final Payment: Remaining balance (November 01, 2023)

Space will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit above.

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Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda – Dominican Republic 2024

Secure your booking by March 01, 2024, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a luxurious 3-night stay for two at a stunning Club Med resort.

Choose from our fabulous destinations, including Ixtapa, Cancun, Punta Cana, or Guadeloupe.*

*The complimentary stay is subject to availability, with potential blackout dates. Additionally, the prize must be redeemed no later than January 25, 2025.

The luxury of an eco-certified Resort surrounded by nature

DE LUXE 5 Tridents Resort

Discover the rare pearl of the Dominican Republic Michès, a preserved place of virginal beauty. Jewel of the Exclusive Collection range, this very first Club Med Resort with 4 distinct “village-boutiques” promises you escape and privileged all-inclusive services. In this setting of untouched nature where a long pristine beach borders a lush palm grove, enjoy a multitude of activities. Discover the local wonders, such as the ballet of whales in the bay of Samaná.

Which activities will amaze you in Columbus Isle

Yoga perched in the trees

Indulge in a yoga class in a palapa perched on top of a tree, in the heart of a lush palm forest. Take part in a retreat where peace rhymes with serenity, in the shade of the palm trees of our Zen Oasis. Discover an exceptional variety of yoga classes led by qualified teachers.

Unusual swing with a view

Swing on top of the world at Montaña Redonda. Admire spectacular views from the top of Montaña Redonda as you spread your wings on the swing at the top of the mountain.

Dates:

  • May 2-6, 2024

Price:

  • $954 per person
  • $60 membership fee
  • No supplement for single rooms
  • Airfare not included
  • Transfers are not included -Price TBA based on number of people
  • Travel insurance is not included

Included:

  • 4 Night accommodation in De Luxe Garden view Caribbean Paradise
  • All-day dining
  • All drinks and snacks
  • Sports & Activities

Payment Schedule:

  • Initial Deposit: $500.00 per person deposit to confirm your participation
  • Final Payment: Trip balance no later than February 15, 2024

Terms and Conditions:

  • 150.00$ at all times non-refundable.
  • 50% of the package price is non-refundable from the initial deposit until January 31’24 (unless you purchase travel insurance and cancel for a covered reason)
  • 100% of the package price is non-refundable starting on February 01’24 (unless you purchase travel insurance and cancel for a covered reason)

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

Please make sure to enter your booking number 13014 when purchasing optional travel protection.

Croatia Islands Cruise, Summer 2024

Embark on an unforgettable adventure taking you through stunning coastlines, tranquil natural sites, and diverse cultural and historical regions. Accompanied by expert, local guides and a professional crew on board, you’ll get to experience the wonders of Croatia in true style!

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday

Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking (Airport transfer/taxi not included). Embarkation at 5:00pm. Free time. Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – BOL
Morning guided tour of Split old town. Sail to Bol on Brač island with lunch and swim stop on the way. Free evening in Bol.

Day 3 BOL – HVAR
In the morning transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago and our cruising route. Bus ride to the Museum of Olive for presentation and olive oil tasting with traditional foods and snacks. Lunch and cruise towards Hvar with a swim stop. Evening free time in Hvar for shopping or hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.

Day 4 HVAR – VIS

Free time in Hvar for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon sail and lunch to Vis island. Pakleni islands swim stop. Evening arrival in Vis. Traditional dinner at Roki’s tavern.

Day 5 VIS – KORČULA
Morning sail to Korčula with swim stop on the way. Lunch on board. Docking in the evening in Korčula. Transfer to Popic Winery for tasting and snacks. Free evening in Korčula.

Day 6 KORČULA – NP MLJET
Sailing to Mljet Island and national park. Option to rent bicycles or kayaks on the island. Swim stop and lunch. Capitan’s dinner near Mljet on anchor under the stars.

Day 7 NP MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Morning sail towards Dubrovnik with plenty of time for swimming along the way. Docking in Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Free evening in Dubrovnik. Option to walk the city walls, go up the gondola, kayaking around the walls or visit a local beach.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK
After breakfast disembark at 9:00am. Continue to Post Cruise Tour in Dubrovnik or head to the airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

PRE-CRUISE Day 1 – SPLIT

Meeting at a preferred 4* city hotel. Relax and enjoy Split and explore the town. Welcome drink on the roof top terrace in the evening.

PRE-CRUISE Day 2 – SPLIT

Breakfast. Chill out in Split and optional activities in coordination with Your tour & cruise guide. Enjoy a hike to Marjan mountain for great views of the city and the islands with your guide or explore the towns rich cultural and historical heritage and shopping. Bike ride and beach visits. Some interesting adventures like rafting, kayaking, snorkeling or canyoning is also available in the area. Welcome group
dinner will be provided.

PRE-CRUISE Day 3 – SPLIT

Breakfast Free morning in Split. Transfer to the harbor for embarkation at 5:00pm. End of pre cruise package – Cruise start.

POST-CRUISE Day 1 – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast disembark and transfer to preferred 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik tourist resort area. Leave the luggage in hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik old town. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided city tour. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Free evening and dinner on own.

POST-CRUISE Day 2 – DUBROVNIK

Free day in Dubrovnik. Morning relaxation and enjoy the day on the beach of the Royal resort or in some of the classy beach clubs of the area. Optional short ride to explore old town, chill out or try some optional activities in Dubrovnik. Enjoy a cable car ride to Srd mountain for great views of the city and the islands (especially sunset) or explore the charming Lokrum island with its beautiful parks and intriguing history. Also, a Game of Thrones location and a nature reserve. Kayaking around the city walls. Possible day trips in the Dubrovnik area in coordination with your cruise & tour guide.

POST-CRUISE Day 3 – DUBROVNIK

Check out. Tour ends. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

MS San Spirito

The MS San Spirito is a sleek Deluxe Vessel that made its maiden voyage in 2020. It will make for the perfect vessel to explore and discover medieval towns and the many bays of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.

Modern cabins can be found over two decks and comprise of double or twin beds, modern private facilities, Wi-Fi, full air-conditioning, safe, hair dryer, as well as the latest in safety systems.

Elegant public areas include an extra large air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, covered terrace with sitting area. This is complemented with the sun deck, featuring sun-beds for all guests and the Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi, designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.

t the back of the ship an extra large swimming platform, with ladders, provides easy access to the water for a swim and two outdoor showers.

The perfect vessel for any Croatian adventure!

Travel Dates

SPLIT – DUBROVNIK – June 22–29, 2024 (8 days & 7 nights)
Pre-Trip – City Tour in Split – June 20-22 (2 days & 2 nights)
Post-Trip – City Tour in Dubrovnik – June 29-July 1 (2 days & 2 nights)

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS San Spirito mini cruiser deluxe type
  • Accommodation in double/twin cabins, with halfboard included (Breakfast &
    Lunch some dinners are provided)
  • Captain’s dinner on Mljet
  • Cruise & tour manager during the program
  • Brac island program with museum of Olive oil visit
  • Split guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Korcula transfers & wine tasting program
  • Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Dinner at traditional Roki’s Tavern in Vis

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Welcome drink at a roof top terrace
  • Group Dinner at a local restaurant
  • 2 nights in Split, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included in a 4*
    Hotel in the heart of Split
  • All taxes and fees

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Group transfer from hotel to town guided city tour
  • 2 nights in Dubrovnik, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included at
    preferred 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik
  • All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips to the crew (suggested 90 EUR per person)
  • Tourist tax & port charge – 50 EUR per person in cash
  • Specialty beverages – Alcohol, soda & Espresso
  • Meals, transfers and activities on free time
  • Mljet biking tour and bike rentals (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • Korčula bike rentals to winery (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • 2D/2N day pre cruise package in Split
  • 2D/2N day post cruise package in Dubrovnik
  • Airport Transfers
  • Trip Insurance
  • Flights to and from Croatia

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Split.

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Dubrovnik

TOUR & CRUISE PRICE

PREMIUM MAIN DECK = $3,299.00 per person sharing
MAIN DECK INTERIOR = $2,999.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK = $2,699.00 per person sharing

Based on single occupancy
PREMIUM MAIN DECK including single supplement = $6,499.00
MAIN DECK INTERIOR including single supplement = $5,899.00
LOWER DECK including single supplement = $5,299.00

OPTIONAL:
PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT
2 days & 2 nights
$575.00 per person based on double occupancy
+$320 for single supplement
POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”
2 days & 2 nights – July 1-3 2023
$700.00 per person based on double occupancy
+$400 for single supplement

Please fill out the form to sign up.

Mammoth Mountain, CA Group ski trip 2024

TRAVEL DATES: January 26 – February 2, 2024

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 2 BR/2 BA King or Twin/Twin – $1,745 per person double occupancy
  • 1 BR King – $1,995 per person
  • Single supplement on 2 BR (+)$995
  • 5 of 7 Day Adult $446
  • 5 of 7 Day Senior $367*
    *Adult tickets are applicable for ages 23 – 64; Senior tickets are applicable for ages 65 – 79. Seniors ages 80 and over ski for free.
  • Optional 10% Discount on IKON pass (discount applied to trip package)
  • Ask us to quote with round trip air.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Juniper Springs Resort at Mammoth Mountain – 7 nights
  • Ski in / Ski out
  • 1 BR/1 BA & 2 BR/2 BA fully equipped, spacious, slope side condos
  • Kitchen with refrigerator, oven stovetop, microwave. Living room with gas fireplace adjacent dining area, balcony. Fully furnished and equipped.
  • 3 hot tubs, heated swimming pool, ski storage lockers
  • Private Transfers
  • All Taxes
  • Porterage (round trip)
  • Welcome Reception, day after arrival – Breakfast Burritos and Coffee
  • Complimentary group mountain tour
  • TRIP BONUS!!! $100 Resort Credit to each registered guest, food-cocktails-gear-etc.

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Juniper Springs Resort

Juniper Springs Resort is Mammoth’s premier slope-side condominium hotel. Offering spacious condos and townhouses with kitchens, private balconies, and gas fireplaces, this resort delivers all the comforts of home in a family-friendly resort environment. Nestled at the base of Mammoth Mountain, Juniper Springs Resort also offers convenient ski-in, and ski-out access to the slopes, ski school, and all the amenities of Eagle Lodge. In the summertime, you’ll enjoy easy access to hiking and biking, plus the majestic Sierra Star Golf Course nearby.

Mammoth Mountain, CA

Mammoth Mountain is California’s highest four-season resort and playground with a summit at 11,053 feet above sea level. With 300 days of sunshine annually, the Eastern Sierra offers infinite recreation and scenic beauty all year long. Our legendary environment provides a perfect playground, enabling Mammoth to truly claim the title of Southern California’s mountain home.

Get the official Mammoth snow and conditions report including weather, roads, storm tracker, trails and lifts status, and more. Check out live views from Mammoth Mountain’s seven cameras located around the resort.

Skiing & Snowboarding
Long season and incredible conditions will keep you carving fresh powder from the first snowfall to the late spring….and sometimes deep into summer. With an elevation of a staggering 11,053 feet and an expansive 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, we boast some of the most best conditions you’ll find anywhere.

Scenic Gondola Rides
Take an aerial ride up Mammoth Mountain on the Panorama Gondola to explore all the fun at 11,053 ft. At the top, snap a selfie at the summit sign, enjoy lunch with panoramic views at the Eleven53 Café, and discover the history and wonder of the Sierra at the interpretive center. Up to 2 kids (ages 12 and under) ride free with each paying adult. Free tickets can be obtained at any ticket window.

Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center
Kick your winter up a notch and get in great shape this season. Explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin on cross-country skis or snowshoes for some scenic family adventures or butt-kicking fun across 19+ miles (30+ kilometers) of secluded, groomed world-class trails. Rentals, lessons, guided tours and season passes are available from the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center, located at Tamarack Lodge.
Explore all the miles of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, plus the free Public Access Trail that runs along Lake Mary Road. Be sure to check the trail status and conditions before heading out on your adventure.

Snowmobile Adventures
Get off the beaten path and take in the scenic sights on a snowmobile adventure through the High Sierra. Mellow cruisers and hard chargers alike will find big fun exploring over 100 miles of tree-lined trails and massive meadows on a guided excursion.
Families, first-timers, and those that like to explore are all welcome to participate. Our guides know the region better than anyone, and can show you Mammoth in a whole new way. Follow them to take in the exceptional views, wide-open meadows, geological points of interest and secret stashes of powder.

Woolly’s Tube Park
Find more massive fun at the revamped Woolly’s Tube Park. Catch a ride to the top on the brand-new Magic Carpet, then mob down even longer lanes in a high-speed snow tube. More lanes mean less wait times, so you can squeeze in laps as fast as you dare. There’s fun for all ages with a viewing area, large snow play area, and a snack bar offering hot cocoa and adult beverages.
Tickets for the tube park come with all-day access to the snow play area. Extend your fun by upgrading your ticket to include a Scenic Gondola Ride.

Snowcat Tours
Enjoy the heated comfort of a luxury snowcat tour up to one of Mammoth’s most scenic spots where you can take in the spectacular views of Mammoth Mountain, the Minarets, Ritter Range and beyond. At the vista, toast to the landscape and enjoy a spread of delicious eats. Each snowcat holds up to 12 people.

Uphill Access
Skip the lift and get your lungs burning. We offer 3 uphill routes that are easily accessible from each of our base lodges. Be sure to be in the know of all uphill access rules and safety information, as well as weather and conditions reports before you start ascending.

Mountain Area Tours
Get the inside scoop on what sections of the mountain are best during different snow conditions, as well as where to find specific services on this free ski and snowboard tour led by a Mammoth Mountain Host. Offered out of both Main and Canyon Lodges. For Main Lodge, depart from the large trail map sign at the bottom of Broadway. For Canyon Lodge, tours depart from the large trail map sign outside the third-floor ticket office.

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing year-round adaptive outdoor recreation for people with disabilities throughout the Eastern Sierra. They offer skilled guides and instruction to support guests in a variety of activities, including ski and snowboard lessons, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, and Adventure Center activities.

St. Anton – Lech – Zürs

One of the largest combined ski areas in the world and known for its exciting nightlife!

TRAVEL DATES: January 26 – February 3, 2024

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • Classic: $2,495 per person double occupancy
  • Superior: $2,695 per person double occupancy
  • Single: $3,095
  • Based on Currency of 1.10 USD to 1 EURO
  • Ask us for a quote with round trip air

OPTIONAL:

  • Optional St Anton/Arlberg Adult ski pass 5-day 308 Euro, Senior 64+ 266 Euro, Super Senior 156Euro (estimated)
  • Optional Trip Insurance

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Private Round-trip Transfers from Zurich airport to St. Anton
  • St. Anton is a very lively town!
  • 7 nights lodging 4-Star Hotel Arlberg
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Daily Rich breakfast buffet
  • 4-Course Gourmet Dinner with range of options & Cheese Buffet
  • Spa Wellness Area including Indoor pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, samarium and whirlpool
  • Just a few minutes’ walk to lift
  • All Taxes

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. Anton

The charming ski resort is considered to be the epicenter of winter sports by many.
Excellent snow conditions and state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts have passionate skiers from around the globe visit the Arlberg every winter. They all enjoy the comfort of taking the Galzigbahn cable car directly from the village up into the heart of the ski resort – and then the Vallugabahn cable car to the peak of the same name at 2,811 meres. After all, you can take the longest slope in the ski resort – nine kilometres and 1,350 meters of elevation loss – right from the Valluga ridge down to St. Anton (via Ulmerhütte).
St. Anton is part of the Arlberg area of five ski resorts. The Arlberg is considered to be a legend. Why? The answers lie in the history of this extensive ski region. It is full of historical milestones and outstanding personalities. Enjoy 190 miles of ski runs, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area, fifth in the global rankings, combined with almost 125 miles of backcountry terrain. A formidable choice for skiers, and one that has acquired a worldwide following over the decades. Especially in avant-garde ski circles, the Arlberg is considered to be a “once in a lifetime destination”.

Hotel Alberg (4-star)

The hotel offers:

  • Comfortable rooms
  • Wellness area with indoor pool
  • Restaurant for the guests
  • Wine cellar
  • Hotel hall and bar lounge
  • Parking spaces
  • Après Ski
  • Hut entertainment
  • Night life

Location: village Centre

  • Just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts
  • One of the most famous ski resorts and the largest one in Austria
  • Rail station in St. Anton

Grindelwald and Méribel

TRAVEL DATES: Saturday February 25 – Saturday March 11, 2023

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Abutting the famously rugged Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch peaks, a Grindelwald ski vacation is sure to please anyone in search of a good view. Grindelwald is the largest of the Interlaken-based resorts, known as Jungfrau Top Ski area, in the Bernese Oberland Mountains of Switzerland. Grindelwald is directly linked to Wengen ski area, and the Top Ski lift ticket provides access to the resort’s combined 132 miles of ski terrain over 50 pistes. The Jungfrau Top Ski resort accesses pistes above 7,500 feet, ensuring that skiers and boarders experience exceptional snow coverage. And despite being one of Europe’s favorite ski destinations, the Jungfrau region rarely experiences crowds, thanks to its three sprawling base areas, and centrally located Interlaken. Plus, the resort’s 20 chairlifts transport 42,000 passengers uphill in an hour.

Non-skiers and those looking for a variety of activities and experiences, will be incredibly pleased, thanks to the world-famous cogwheel train, which shuttles skiers and sightseers alike to the “Top of Europe,” the saddle between Jungfrau and Monch peak. Those looking to participate in winter activities will be pleased to learn that Grindelwald is home to the longest toboggan run in the Alps, and the Grindelwald Valley features 12 miles of world-class cross-country skiing trails.

Spend a day in the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the center of the Bernese Alps. Take a spectacular roundtrip by train, cable car, and railway to the areas of Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, and Schilthorn, to the places where the 1969 James Bond movie was filmed.

With so much terrain to explore, a lively and storied base village in Interlaken, and spectacular Alpine peaks, you might as well start planning your Grindelwald ski vacation today.

 

Méribel, France

Located in an idyllic natural setting, Méribel embodies the charm of a mountain village, with its traditional chalets of wood and stones. Originally designed by ski lovers, its architects and its inhabitants have created an exceptional resort with slopeside accommodation. Méribel benefits from its privileged location, in the heart of the largest ski area in the world – the 3 Valleys, providing access to all types of winter sports over its 373 miles of slopes that are served by more than 100 ski lifts. Known for its variety of slopes, the resort allows skiers of all levels to enjoy exceptional skiing through the pine forests on freshly groomed slopes, with snow guaranteed throughout the winter season.

Discover cross-country skiing on Méribel’s two exceptional areas which offer you a wide variety of free trails. You can set out for skating or classic skiing (or even biathlon) on cross-country trails which are suitable for beginners as well as experts. Méribel and Courchevel share a total of more than 56 miles of cross-country trails, including one which links the two resorts around the flank of the mountain (5 miles one way).

Thanks to its discreet luxury and its emphasis on serenity and comfort, Méribel is known as the resort where one can relax in one of our many prestigious establishments, each bestowed with cozy spas carrying the best high range products. Thanks to its many top level restaurants, Méribel offers an exceptional gourmet experience, with French gastronomic meals or traditional local food.

 

Serre Chevalier France

TRAVEL DATES: March 3 – 15, 2023

Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier is an attractive resort, with narrow cobbled streets and pretty shops lining the village’s main road. Most of the accommodation consists of small chalets, family-run B&Bs, or self-catered. Serre Chevalier Vallée Briançon, is a destination like no other: the only example in France of a ski resort backing onto a town of more than 10,000 inhabitants, offering an exceptional variety of activities associated with a unique heritage, spectacular and preserved landscapes, in a privileged climate.
The main town of Briançon is at the lower end of the valley at 1200 meters altitude increasing to 1350 meters altitude where its old walled town called Cité Vauban sits majestically surrounded by smaller forts of distinction. Briançon stands out for its picturesque town and its fortifications, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it also stands out for the fact that almost unique in Europe, this town of art and history is also a ski resort. Travel north from Briançon and you come to the villages of Saint Chaffrey-Chantemerle (1350 meters), Villeneuve La Salle (1400 meters), and Le Monêtier les Bains (1500 meters) the alpine spa village with its fabulous thermal spa. The Serre Chevalier resort is located right in the middle of magnificent nature in the “Les Ecrins” National Park with the 4102 m high “Dôme des Ecrins” and wonderful centuries-old larch and pine trees. Whether you searching for a high alpine skiing experience with a view of the glacier or cool cross-country skiing through the larch forests – both are on offer. Plenty of variety is offered with mogul slopes and wide runs, the “Altitude” Snowpark is spread over 3 hectares with a length of 700 m divided into 3 difficulty levels ranging from beginner to expert as well as a boarder and skicross course with steep curves. The needs of families are also catered to on the marked slopes.
Snow cover is exceptionally good which is down to the resort’s north-facing position. Slopes are colder for longer and they tend to hold onto more snow. The majority of the skiing is on the top half of the mountain and the trees protect the lower slopes. Snow-making machines protect the base of the valley pistes and the grooming is consistently well done. The valley grows quiet in May and November each year when many local shop and restaurant owners take a break and head south or spend time with family. Briançon however remains alive and attracts visitors all year round thanks to its historic routes (medieval fortresses surround the town) and its central location where you can choose to take any of the five different valleys including the Guisane (mentioned above), Durance (direction south) and the Clarée towards Italy.

Tignes and Paris

TRAVEL DATES: March 4 – 13, 2023

Tignes (French pronunciation: [tiɲ]) is a commune in the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France, known for the highest skiable area in Europe[2] and the longest ski season in Europe[3]. It is located in the Savoie region with good transport links in and out of Lyon, Geneva, and Chambery.
It is best known as a snow-sure ski resort. Together with neighboring Val d’Isère, it forms the “Espace Killy” ski area. The proximity of the two resorts offers one of the most seamless links between ski areas in Europe, in effect creating a single skiable area of over 300 km piste. Whilst not the largest ski area in the Alps, the level of integration between the two resorts has the effect of making it feel as one, often described as feeling like one of the largest single ski areas as a result.
Tignes was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics, co-host city for the 1992 Winter Paralympics, and host of the Winter X Games. This, coupled with the year-round skiing, season length, and a large number of ski parks/slalom runs has supplanted Tignes as the go-to training ground for snow sport athletes[4].
The terrain of the valley lends itself to more challenging skiing, with advanced skiers often opting for the resort as their preferred ski area. The town has however strived to improve its appeal to beginner and intermediate skiers with the introduction of easier runs lower down in the valley towards Tignes- Les-Brévières and upgrading/installing new chairlifts with smaller elevation gains.

Whistler Canada

TRAVEL DATES: March 31 – April 7 , 2023
Snow-capped peaks and powdered steeps; sparkling lakes and gushing waterfalls; challenging hiking trails and inviting restaurants – Whistler’s offerings suit every season. However, its most popular attraction remains Whistler Blackcomb, and why wouldn’t it? The massive resort spans more than 8,100 acres of land, sees nearly 40 feet of snowfall annually, and boasts some of the most active après-ski spots in North America. The entire town, which sits about 75 miles north of Vancouver, embodies the ski-chic atmosphere, hosting dozens of ski and snowboard competitions
and festivals annually. Whistler continues to buzz through the warmer months when more outdoor enthusiasts come out to play. Visitors can try bobsledding or hiking and biking up the mountains. And those who come to town looking for photo-ops will find plenty. The Coast Mountains offer a picture-perfect setting: You’ll find the best views on a ride on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which spans Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
While Whistler is an ideal vacation spot for the active types, more mellow travelers will enjoy the area’s museums and art galleries which are filled with informative exhibits. Plus, the town boasts family-friendly activities and attractions like ice skating, summer concerts, and the Whistler Sliding Centre, along with plenty of shopping options and a deluge of dining venues. With pristine ski spots and plenty of outdoor pursuits, you’ll see why so many just want to grab their gear and get to Whistler.
Best Months to Visit
The best times to visit Whistler are from June through August and between December and March. The mountains see peak skiing conditions from December to February, and March brings warmer temperatures but still offers quality snow. In June and July, Blackcomb Mountain reopens for glacier skiing while the rest of Whistler acts as a home base for camping and exploring the great outdoors. Meanwhile, September, October, and November are prime times for leaf peeping. April and May bring moderate temperatures, making these months ideal for outdoorsy activities like hiking and biking.
Yogi is not your friend!
Whistler’s wilderness is home to many black and grizzly bears. Keep your distance and do not feed them.
Drive slow for snow!
Whistler receives feet of snow each year. If you’re driving in the winter, slow down and make sure to rent or come with a reliable SUV.

Munich, Kitzbuehel, Salzburg

TRAVEL DATES: March 17 – 28, 2023

  • Tour Guide (Maxine Jensen) throughout the whole trip (pick up at the airport in Munich and drop off at the airport in Salzburg)
  • Transfer by coach from Munich Airport to the center of Munich – our Hotel at Sendlinger Tor Munich Motel One
  • 2 nights at the Muenchen Sendlinger Tor Motel One with Breakfast Buffet x 2
  • One-way transfer by private motor coach from Munich to Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbuhel
  • Porterage at the Hotel Kitzhof (In & Out)
  • 7 nights stay in Standard Double/Twin Room at the 4* Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbuhel with daily Tyrolean-style Buffet Breakfast
  • Free access to the Wellness area including Steam Sauna, Indoor Pool
  • Walking tour of Old Town Kitzbuehel
  • Group Dinner on Monday
  • One way transfer by private motor coach from Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbuhel to Salzburg Mirabell Motel One
  • 2 nights stay in a Double/Twin Room at the Salzburg Mirabell Motel One with a daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch in Salzburg
  • One way transfer from Salzburg Mirabell Motel One to the airport in Salzburg

Bend and Mount Bachelor

TRAVEL DATES: February 15 – 19, 2023
Here, amazement is something you fall into, and it’s waiting eagerly for anyone willing to make the trip to seize it. It’s a place packed with possibilities.
Whether you’re dipping a paddle into the crystal-clear waters of the Deschutes River, sipping a frosted pint of your favorite craft brew, or plunging into the frosty unknown on a pair of snowshoes, Bend has a way of putting you at ease and in awe all at the same time.
Bend is world-famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. You can catch an art exhibit, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of our many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West. Bend makes a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from cool snowshoe tours in some of Bend’s snowy forests to watching raptors soar at the High Desert Museum. When you’re all done with the fun, Bend’s diverse lodging options are sure to recharge you. What will your Bend adventure be?
Central Oregon has a dry climate, plentiful sunshine, and excellent weather conditions for sunny days on the mountain. Mt. Bachelor is the largest resort in the area – outstripping every other resort by 1,000 acres. It usually opens in November around Thanksgiving and runs through May, making it one of the longest ski seasons in the country. With already a fair amount of snow, the runs are bolstered by snowmaking.
Central Oregon, the town of Bend, and Mt. Bachelor ski area are excellent options for summer recreation and bike riding in particular. Bachelor’s mountain bike park is a popular option for village visitors after the ski area’s winter closing date. Mt. Bachelor lodging options are based out of Bend and Sunriver, and many of the properties offer transportation via the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle.

Malta and Italy 2023

TRAVEL DATES: February 28 – March 12, 2023

Trip Summary

  • The Victoria Hotel Sliema: 4 nights with breakfast
  • March 1 Group Dinner at the hotel (just on the day of arrival). Buffet Dinner and Gratuity is prepaid
  • Tour of Gozo (Ferry to Gozo and back)
  • Stops: Ta Pinu Church & Salt Pans; Xlendi
  • Entrance to the Cathedral
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (beverage package included)
  • Flight to Milan over Munich
  • Savoia Palace, Viale Dolomiti di Brenta, Madonna di Campiglio: 7 nights with breakfast and dinner
  • Lift Tickets Marck 6-11, 2023
  • Highlights of Bolzano Tour

Reykjavik, Iceland & Kitzbuhel, Austria

TRAVEL DATES: Tuesday, February 21 – Saturday, March 04, 2023

Trip Summary

  • Tue Feb 21, 2023
    Flight from Newark Liberty (EWR) to Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
  • Wed Feb 22, 2023
    Check in: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (3 Nights)
  • Wed Feb 22, 2023
    Guided Walking City Tour & Lunch
  • Thu Feb 23, 2023
    Golden Circle Tour
  • Sat Feb 25, 2023
    Flight from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) to Munich
    Check in: Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel (7 Nights)
  • Sun Feb 26, 2023
    Private ski guide
  • Sat Mar 04, 2023
    Flight from Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) to Newark Liberty (EWR)

Banff march 2023

TRAVEL DATES: Sunday March 12 – Saturday March 18, 2023
If you’re itching to experience the lifestyle of a Swiss skiing village, but don’t want to fork over the cash for a trans-Atlantic flight, consider Banff. Thanks to its location in the heart of the Canadian Rockies near the southeastern border of Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park – taking trips here will decrease not only your flight time from the U.S. but also your expenses (although only marginally). Banff caters to intrepid explorers who prefer to end the day in a nice hotel rather than roughing it at the campgrounds (though, there are plenty of those, too). Opportunities for adventure abound, so pick your sport: Ski down Mount Norquay, hike to the massive, free-standing limestone pillars known as the Hoodoos, “scramble” up the face of the Stoney Squaw Mountain, or bike along Healy Creek. When you are exhausted, retreat to your cozy (and warm) resort, and replenish yourself with a hefty helping of bison meat.
The best times to visit Banff are June to August and December to March. Nature lovers will want to get to the park when the weather is warm and welcoming (and while the hotel rates in town are at a reasonable level). The skiers, however, will want to vacation in the height of winter. Depending on what you want to do, Banff can be seen as an almost year-round destination (although fall can be a bit of a gamble). Temperatures fluctuate dramatically throughout the year; average winter temperatures range from the single digits to the low 30s. During the summer, average temperatures range from 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter when you choose to visit, plan to wear sunglasses, a hat, and plenty of sunscreens to protect against UV exposure: The sun at these alpine altitudes is strong.

Iceland march 2023

TRAVEL DATES: Friday March 17 – Saturday March 25, 2023

Package Includes:

  • Meet and greet at Keflavík International Airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel in Reykjavík with Reykjavik city sightseeing
  • Guided coach tour as per itinerary including accommodation and meals as needed for the guide and driver
  • Departure transfer without guide
  • Accommodation 4 nights with breakfast and with private facilities in Reykjavík Accommodation 3 nights with breakfast and with private facilities in the countryside Welcome dinner, 3 course (day 1)
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavík (day 3) Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste of steam-baked rye bread (day 3)
  • Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre and volcano film at the LAVA Centre Cinema (day 4)
  • Brewery tour with pizza buffet at Ölverk (day 6)
  • Blue Lagoon admission, including towel rental, silica mud mask and one drink (day 7)
  • Farewell dinner – 3 course (day 7)
  • Dinner at remote location (restaurant and location to be advised) Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Coach parking fees where needed 24/7 Emergency phone service Lodging tax and VAT

Labor Day Weekend in Cartagena Colombia

Itinerary

DAY 1. Cartagena – Manzanillo – Cartagena

Private transfer from the airport in Cartagena to your hotel in Cartagena
Tonight you will have dinner in a local restaurant in Cartagena.
You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina (Superior Room).

Included: insurance, departure transfer, English-speaking guide, dinner, and room at Hotel Santa Catalina (Superior Room)

DAY 2. Cartagena

CARTAGENA CITY TOUR WITH LA POPA MONASTERY & SAN FELIPE FORTRESS (Half day)
Private services

Your city tour will begin with a transfer from the city’s center to the La Popa Convent. At the convent you will have an incredible view overlooking the entire city of Cartagena and out to the ocean. From there, you will proceed to the biggest fortress ever built by the Spanish in all of South America, the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. You will visit the entire fortress, including some of the tunnels located inside, as well as the statue of Don Blas de Lezo.4

After this you will return to Cartagena’s city center and visit important landmarks, such as the official entrance to the walled city with the clock tower “Torre del Reloj”. Behind it you will find the Monument of Don Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena de Indias from 1533. Your guide will share with you stories of Cartagena’s founding and interesting tales of legends and pirates. *

*Note: if there is no possibility of visiting the Monastery of La Popa, it can be replaced by the Sanctuary of San Pedro Claver in the Old Town. We will book busses max for 10 pax

You will have an english speaking guide included.

GRAFFITI TOUR IN CARTAGENA
Private Services

Our Street Art & Graffti tour gives you deeper insight towards Cartagena focused on the alternative and cultural quarter and coolest barrio: Getsemani. The stories are told with present graffti paintings with images of tropical scenes, palenqueras, and local flora and fauna. In Getsemani the individuality and spirit of the neighborhood remains intact. You can come as a tourist but you leave as a local understanding what makes the barrio so special engaging with the people to ensure that it preserves its particular charm. This neighborhood has shaken off the gritty reputation, and turned to street-art as a way of incorporating the voice of local residents and artists into the fabric and the narrative of the city streets. Grafftis transformed this neighborhood in the last years, after the frst Graffti Festival in Getsemani that took place in December 2013.

Our fully qualifed guide offers a complete knowledge of the impressive history of Getsemani starting at the clock tower, from there, we go to the street of La Sierpe (where all the murals are) and Trinidad plaza, which has an historical, cultural and national value. We will also walk on top of the city wall.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina (Superior Room).

Included: Entrance to La Popa Monastery, Entrance to San Felipe Fortress, English speaking guide, private excursion, local guide, private transportation – minibuses of 10 pax, bottle of water, breakfast, room at your selected hotel

DAY 3. Cartagena – Isla de Tierra Bomba – Cartagena

Transfer from your hotel to the harbour in Cartagena.
BOMBA BEACH CLUB (Full day)
Today you will have the full day to enjoy the beach and sun of Cartagena on the Island of Tierrabomba at the Bomba Beach Club. A boat will bring you from the harbor to the Island of Tierrabomba which will take between 25 and 40 minutes. At the beach, you will receive a welcome cocktail and then have time to enjoy the beach at a special place. Enjoy the Caribbean Sea and sun or enjoy a swim in the pool to which you have access as well. at about mid-day, you will be brought back to Cartagena once again.
Please note that drinks and food are not included.
Transfer from the harbor to your selected hotel in Cartagena.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina (Superior Room).

DAY 4. Cartagena

FREE DAY CARTAGENA DE INDIAS

This is a day at leisure or you can sign up for the 2 optional tours (you can do both tours):

  • Mangrove in the morning
  • Salsa in the afternoon

Cartagena de Indias was founded in 1533 by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Heredia. This charming Caribbean city was one of the most important parts of the Spanish Empire in America during the colonial era. Nowadays it is one of the most important and preferred destinations for travelers during their stay in Colombia. The city was Cartagena de Indias one of the most important and preferred destinations for travelers during their stay in Colombia. The city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 due to its historical center, its history, and the set of fortresses, walls, and military infrastructure built by the Spanish to defend the city from the English pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries. In the diversity and cultural richness of the city the mixture of the indigenous and African cultures, as well as the Spanish influence is clearly evident.
During the colonial era, Cartagena was besieged by English pirates who tried to steal the gold that was sent to the port of the city to be shipped back to Spain. Due to this, the Castle of San Felipe and the walls that surround the old city were built. The Castle of San Felipe is in fact, one of the largest military fortresses built by the Spaniards in South America. During the wars of independence, this city was the most crucial in order to defeat the Spanish army and that is why Cartagena is called the “Heroic City”. Cartagena, therefore, preserved its architecture, walls, and history and became the most important tourist destination in the country. In the city, you can walk among the old streets, walk on the top of the walls, try the traditional cuisine, and listen to the musical rhythms known as Colombian Caribbean. You can also visit the modern area of Bocagrande and El Laguito. If you are a sun, sand, and beach enthusiast, you can visit the Rosario Islands. They are an archipelago of islands that belong to the city. There you can bathe in the warm and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and enjoy beautiful, white sandy beaches.
You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina (Superior Room).

Alternative Excursion La Boquilla Canoe Mangroves Tour instead of Free day in Cartagena de
Indias :
TOUR THROUGH THE MANGROVES (3 hours)
Private services
This tour will lead you to the small fishermen’s village of La Boquilla highly recommended for nature lovers.
After arriving in the fishing village of La Boquilla about 30 minutes from the Cartagena city center, you will get on the canoe and cross the mangrove forest and the lagoon Ciénaga de Juan Polo. You will go through some natural mangrove tunnels like the Tunnel of Friendship, Love, and Luck. At the lagoon, you will see fishermen working on their daily catch. The perfect word for describing this gorgeous scenario is peace. The mangrove forest offers great flora and fauna. Among other things, you may see different species of birds and crabs and with a little luck, a coon or a green parrot may appear on the riverbanks. After the canoe tour, you will receive a cold coconut drink. Then, you will take a walk through the village and along the beaches where the English – speaking guide will tell you more about the daily life of the people that make their living mainly fishing. You will arrive at a restaurant, where we can have lunch and try the typical local dishes like fried fish with coconut rice, plantains, and salads. After lunch, you can take a dip in the Caribbean Sea or relax on the beach.


Alternative Excursion Salsa Tour Quiebracanto + Excursion Salsa Tour Quiebracanto with English
speaking guide instead of Free day in Cartagena de Indias :
SALSA TOUR QUIEBRACANTO
Private services
Complete guidance through the salsa history in the traditional Salsa Bar Quiebra Canto. Benefit from the exclusive music collection from our host, Lácides Patrón, in the popular Salsa Bar Quiebra Canto. Lácides Patrón, who is originally from Cartagena has more than eighteen years of experience in administrating this magic place. Discover with him the secrets of the salsa world. Lácides’ music collection is one of the biggest in Colombia. He has more than five thousand CDs and three thousand LPs, that summarize the development and history of salsa throughout the years. During the speech about salsa, you have the opportunity, to learn and practice the different salsa rhythms. During the event, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
*Note: This experience is available after 16h00.

Included: Activity, English speaking guide, private excursion, local guide, private transportation, a bottle of water, cocktail, English speaking guide for the tour, breakfast, room at your selected hotel

DAY 5. Cartagena

Transfer from your selected hotel to the airport in Cartagena.
Included: breakfast at your selected hotel, departure transfer, English speaking guide for the transfer

HOTEL

Santa Catalina Hotel in Cartagena de Indias

The Santa Catalina Hotel is located in Calle del Candilejo, in Cartagena’s historic center. 

This is a special place where you will experience something new and different. The Santa Catalina Hotel is a new luxury boutique hotel in Cartagena that ensures your stay is filled with welcoming warmth and comfort. Its excellent services and special location in the heart of the historic city center make it the perfect accommodation.

The environment that surrounds this accommodation has been designed with love. Its delicate design is the result of a tribute to the historical legacy of India Catalina. More than a hotel, we want to be a place that reconciles stories, people and experiences. We want you to experience a stay in which you can truly sense and appreciate the mix of cultures that has emerged from our rich and varied racial and cultural intermixing. A meeting point between the old Cartagena and modern luxury.

With this promise in mind, we have invested all our time in designing spaces full of essential amenities. Modern rooms set in a world of very refreshing colors, a top quality restaurant, rooftop, mobile spa, 24-hour room service, concierge, massage service. The very best for discerning travelers.

Experience the Santa Catalina Hotel and discover the true essence of a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Make your reservation on the Santa Catalina Hotel official website at the best

Dates:

  • September 02 – 06, 2023

Land only price:

Based on 15 participants minimum

  • $949.00 per person sharing
  • Single supplement: $479.00

Air prices:

  • TBA

Optional excursions:

  • Mangrove: $90.00 per person
  • Salsa: $119.00 per person

Prices will go down slightly if more than 2 people are attending

Payment Details:

  • $300.00 deposit to confirm your spot
  • Trip balance due no later than July 01, 2023

Airfare additional

  • $100.00 administrative fee non-refundable at all times
  • $300.00 deposit + any ticketed airfare non-refundable until June 30, 2023
  • Trip is fully non-refundable after July 01, 2023 unless canceled for a covered reason

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Included:

  • Accommodations are based on double occupancy.
  • Transportation is provided on the days mentioned.
  • English-speaking driver/guide or driver and guide on the days mentioned.
  • Excursions and visits as mentioned in the program.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Entrances fees as mentioned in the program.
  • AIG Insurance (liability insurance mandated by the government of Colombia -This is not travel insurance).

Excluded:

  • Excursions not mentioned in the program.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses.
  • International flights.

SwissTainable Switzerland 2023

Untouched nature touches our hearts. As a travel destination, Switzerland is synonymous with spectacular mountains, wild gorges, and mystical forests. Nature has the power to provide energy. We aim to preserve this – for many generations to come.

Sustainable travel doesn’t necessarily mean having to go without. Sustainable travel means greater awareness and depth and more enjoyment. With this in mind, Switzerland follows its own sustainability strategy: Swisstainable.

Swisstainable is all about having one’s finger on the pulse – and maximum relaxation in a natural setting:   

Enjoy nature up close and first-hand; Experience the local culture in an authentic way; Consume regional products; Stay for longer and delve deeper  

TRIP DETAILS

TRAVEL DATES: September 23-30, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 15-19pax = $5,299.00 per person based on double occupancy
  • 20-29pax = $4,799.00 per person based on double occupancy
  • 30-39pax = $4,599.00 per person based on double occupancy

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Zurich Airport – Zurich Hauptbahnhof – Chur – St. Moritz by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)
  • Panoramic trip through the Alps by Glacier Express train (1st class seats) with express group luggage door to door
  • Gornegrat excursion
  • Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days
  • Full-day Hiking guide (up to 8 hours): hike along a tranquil trail through the alpine nature with a view of the Matterhorn with an expert hiking guide
  • Round-trip railway tickets on Gornergrat railroad (Mono class tickets)
  • Express group luggage door to door; Zermatt – Visp – Spiez – Interlaken – Wengen by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)
  • Chocolate workshop in Interlaken
  • Interlaken – Grindelwald by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)
  • Cable Car ride from Wengen up to Männlichen
  • Hike from Männlichen to Grindelwald with a full-day Hiking guide (up to 8 hours)
  • Train ride from Grindelwald to Montreux
  • Express group luggage door to door
  • Grindelwald – Interlaken (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)
  • Interlaken – Montreux by NEW Golden Pass Express train (1st class)
  • Entrance to Château de Chillon (guided tour with museum guide)
  • Train ride from Montreux to Chardonne
  • E-bike ride from Laveaux loop to Chardonne
  • Wine tasting and picnic in Laveaux
  • One bottle of wine to take home
  • Montreux – Geneva Airport or Zurich Airport by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)
  • Full-time tour manager, as per itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels
  • English-speaking assistants/guides per itinerary
  • City Tax at hotels

MEALS:

  • Dinner in St. Moritz
  • Breakfast, Lunch onboard Glacier Express
  • Breakfast in Zermatt (x2)
  • Group lunch underneath the Matterhorn
  • Breakfast in Wengen (x2)
  • Breakfast in Montreux (x2)
  • Group lunch in Montreux
  • Picnic in Laveaux
  • Farewell Dinner in Montreux

LODGING:

  • 1 night at St. Moritz, Hotel Laudinella 4*, Standard room
  • 2 nights at Zermatt, Hotel Albana Real 4*, Standard room
  • 2 nights at Wengen, Hotel Victoria Lauberhorn Wengen 3*, Standard room
  • 2 nights at Montreux, Hotel Eden Palace au Lac or similar 4*, Standard room

 

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Whisper headsets
  • Tips to guides, assistants, and drivers
  • Local and international airfare
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Trip insurance

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CONTACT APRIL

1-800-755-1330 ext. 287

april@alpineadventures.net

ITINERARY

Sep 22, 2023 

Fly to Switzerland

Climb aboard for our overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment while anticipating the trip of a lifetime!

Overnight: In-Flight

Meals: In-Flight

Sep 23, 2023

Arrive in Zurich; Zurich – St. Moritz by train

Upon arrival in Zurich, Switzerland our Tour Manager awaits us. We take a train ride from Zurich Airport to St. Moritz with two changes: at Zurich Hauptbahnhof and in Chur. Our train ride leads to one of the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland, St Moritz. Perched at 1,856 meters (6,090 feet) in the Alps north of the Bernina Pass, this stylish town is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and bordered by the sparkling waters of Lake Moritz. Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Inclusions: Tour Manager for 8 days; Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days; Zurich Airport – Zurich Hauptbahnhof – Chur – St. Moritz by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train);

Overnight: St. Moritz, Hotel Laudinella 4*, Standard room

Meals: Dinner

Sep 24, 2023

St. Moritz – Zermatt by Glacier Express train

Today is a travel day you won’t soon forget. Enjoy a panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland. We’ll travel on the Glacier Express Train through the unspoiled natural beauty of a land rich in fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing streams, and mountain valleys. Towering, soaring peaks, and awesome glaciers will leave you in awe as we travel to the resort town of Zermatt.

Inclusions: Express group luggage door to door; Glacier Express train St. Moritz – Zermatt (1st class seats);

Overnight: Zermatt, Hotel Albana Real 4*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch onboard Glacier Express

Sep 25, 2023

In Zermatt

Awake today in a mountain paradise. Nestled in a deep valley between steeply scarped mountains, Zermatt is dominated by the huge and gracefully curved pyramid of the Matterhorn. You will take a hike along a tranquil trail through the alpine nature with stunning mountain views mirrored in pristine alpine lakes with your expert hiking guide. After a group lunch, you will experience the Gornegrat excursion. The Gornergrat is a mountain ridge at an altitude of 3135 m above sea level. It is located about three kilometers east of Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais, between the Gorner Glacier and the Findel Glacier. On a 30-minute cogwheel train ride you get up to 10000ft altitude. In this high alpine area, beautiful views of Mt. Matterhorn and the glaciers await you. It offers views of more than 20 four-thousanders, including Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, and the Liskamm. The Gornergratbahn runs from Zermatt (1620 m above sea level) to the Gornergrat, overcoming an altitude difference of almost 1500 meters. At the terminus (3089 m above sea level) on the southwestern tip of the ridge is the Kulmhotel, which is the highest mountain hotel in Switzerland. Visit the scenic viewpoint with the all-year snow or have a look at the multi-media experience world, which shows the Matterhorn and its surrounding alpine world in all dimensions. Dinner will be at leisure today.

Inclusions: Full-day Hiking guide (up to 8 hours); Round-trip railway tickets on Gornergrat railroad (Mono class tickets). 

Overnight: Zermatt, Hotel Albana Real 4*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sep 26, 2023

Zermatt – Wengen

Today we take a train ride from Zermatt to Wengen with three changes: in Visp, in Spiez, and in Interlaken. Tucked in an alpine valley between the glistening mountain lakes of Thun and Brienz, the resort town of Interlaken is ideally situated for exploring the Swiss Alps. Surrounded by the snowy mantles of Harder Kulm, the Eiger, and the Jungfrau, Interlaken is the gateway to Bernese Oberland, as well as a popular vacation resort. In Interlaken discover the best Swiss chocolate at a chocolate workshop. Lunch stop for lunch at leisure will be available in Interlaken. Continue to Wengen by train. Enjoy a group dinner tonight.

Inclusions: Express group luggage door to door; Zermatt – Visp – Spiez – Interlaken – Wengen by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train); Chocolate workshop in Interlaken; Interlaken – Grindelwald by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train);

Overnight: Wengen, Hotel Victoria Lauberhorn Wengen 3*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sep 27, 2023

In Wengen

Enjoy breakfast in the morning in Wengen and go up to Männlichen by Cable Car (around 8 AM). Hike from Männlichen to Grindelwald together with your guide( 3.5 – 4 hours). From Grindelwald, you will take the Cable Car up to Grindelwald First where you will have lunch (around 1 PM). Afternoon on Grindelwald First and time at leisure where you can participate in some of the outdoor activities on Grindelwald first such as a First Flyer Zipline, Trottibike, or the First Flyer before returning back to Wengen by Gondola.

Inclusions: Full-day Hiking guide (up to 8 hours); Grindelwald – First return (mono class tickets);

Overnight: Wengen, Hotel Victoria Lauberhorn Wengen 3*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sep 28, 2023

Wengen – Montreux by train

Today we take a train ride from Grindelwald to Montreux with a change in Interlaken. During your 2-night stay in Montreux, you will discover the city and feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort. Enjoy a group lunch upon arrival in Montreux. This afternoon you will explore the Château de Chillon, the lakeside Swiss fortress in Montreux. Discover a medieval gem nestled in an exceptional panorama between Swiss mountains and lake and enjoy a memorable experience. Dinner will be at leisure tonight.

Inclusions: Express group luggage door to door; Grindelwald – Interlaken (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train); Interlaken – Montreux by NEW Golden Pass Express train (1st class); Entrance to Château de Chillon (guided tour with museum guide);

Overnight: Montreux, Hotel Eden Palace au Lac or similar 4*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sep 29, 2023

In Montreux

This morning you will take the train from Montreux to Chardonne (with one stop, arriving at 10 am). You will then be renting an e-bike and bike in the Laveaux loop and bike directly to Chardonne where you will enjoy a wine tasting and picnic in the beautiful Laveaux vineyards. Return to Montreux where you will enjoy your Farewell Dinner.

Inclusions: Ebiking, Wine tasting -food and wine and one bottle of wine to take home

Overnight: Montreux, Hotel Eden Palace au Lac or similar 4*, Standard room

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic lunch with wine tasting, Dinner

Sep 30, 2023

Sadly, our travels through Switzerland must come to an end. Travel to Zurich or Geneva by train and fly home with memories of an unforgettable vacation.

Inclusions: Montreux – Geneva Airport or Zurich Airport by train (1st class or mono class depending on the actual train)

Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Laudinella 4* | St. Moritz

The hotel embodies our claim to deep relaxation and recreation with culinary delights and culture to a high degree. Experience inspiring courses and congresses, do sports, let your soul dangle. You live just a few minutes’ walk from Lake St. Moritz and the cable car, a variety of hiking and biking trails as well as cross-country ski runs in winter await you on the doorstep.

Hotel Albana Real 4* | Zermatt

Very comfortable and stylish boutique hotel on a great location in Zermatt. Great breakfast offered and spacious bedrooms with incredible views. The rooms and suites all have a balcony, some offer Matterhorn views. The bathroom features full amenities such as bathrobe and slippers. Breakfast is served in the dining room and dinner can be enjoyed in the exotic Thai restaurant Rua Thai or in the authentic Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant Fuji of Zermatt.

Hotel Victoria Lauberhorn Wengen 3* | Wengen

The picture-postcard mountain village of Wengen carries Switzerland into the world. For years, an international mix of guests has found their way to the lively hotel in the best location in the car-free village, and not only because of the famous Lauberhorn ski race. In addition to the large wellness area, the main attraction in the historic building is the sun terrace with a view of the Jungfrau and the surrounding impressive mountain landscape.

Hotel Eden Palace au Lac | Montreux

Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Montreux. Local places of interest include Montreux Casino, City Centre Montreux and Freddie Mercury Statue. Another points of interest is Place du Marche and Auditorium Strevnski.

Croatia Islands Cruise, Summer 2023

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Split to Dubrovnik.

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday

Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking (Airport transfer/taxi not included). Embarkation at 4:00pm. Free time. Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – BOL
Morning guided tour of Split old town. Sail to Bol on Brač island with lunch and swim stop on the way. Free evening in Bol.

Day 3 VIS – HVAR
In the morning transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago and our cruising route. Bus ride to the Museum of Olive for presentation and olive oil tasting with traditional foods and snacks. Lunch and cruise towards Hvar with a swim stop. Evening free time in Hvar for shopping or hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.

Day 4 HVAR – VIS

Guided tour of Hvar. Free time in Hvar for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon sail and lunch to Vis Island. Pakleni islands swim stop. Evening arrival in Vis. Traditional dinner at Roki’s tavern.

Day 5 VIS – KORČULA
Morning sail to Korčula with swim stop on the way. Lunch on board. Docking in the evening in Korčula. Free evening in Korčula.

Day 6 KORČULA – NP MLJET
Morning wine tasting excursion. Visit winery via bus (optional bikes with guide) in Lumbarda for wine tasting and local snacks. Transfer back to the ship. Sailing to Mljet Island and national park. Swim stop and lunch. Capitan’s dinner on Mljet on anchor under the stars.

Day 7 NP MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Morning hiking (optional biking) tour in the Mljet national park. Lunch on board. Afternoon cruise to Mljet Island, with plenty of time for swim along the way. Docking in Dubrovnik at sunset.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK
After breakfast disembark at 9:00am. Continue to Post Cruise Tour in Dubrovnik or head to the airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

PRE-CRUISE Day 1 – SPLIT

Meeting at a 4* city hotel with a Croatian guide. Relax and enjoy Split and explore the town. Welcome dinner in town.

PRE-CRUISE Day 2 – SPLIT

Breakfast. Chill out in Split and optional activities in coordination with Your tour & cruise guide. Enjoy a hike to Marjan mountain for great views of the city and the islands with your guide or explore the towns rich cultural and historical heritage and shopping. Some interesting adventures like rafting, kayaking, snorkeling or canyoning is also available in the area.

PRE-CRUISE Day 3 – SPLIT

Breakfast Free morning in Split. Transfer to the harbor for embarking the boat. Cruise starts. End of the pre-cruise package – Cruise start.

POST-CRUISE Day 1 – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast disembark and transfer to hotel Neptun 4* in Dubrovnik tourist resort area. Leave the luggage in the hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik old town. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided city tour. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Dinner.

POST-CRUISE Day 2 – DUBROVNIK

Free day in Dubrovnik. Morning relaxation and enjoy the day on the beach of the Royal resort or in some of the classy beach clubs of the area. Optional short ride to explore old town, chill out or try some optional activities in Dubrovnik. Enjoy a cable car ride to Srd mountain for great views of the city and the islands (especially sunset) or explore the charming Lokrum island with its beautiful parks and intriguing history. Also, a Game of Thrones location and a nature reserve. Kayaking around the city walls. Possible day trips in the Dubrovnik area in coordination with Your cruise & tour guide.

POST-CRUISE Day 3 – DUBROVNIK

Check out. Tour ends. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

MS Karizma

The MS Karizma is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience.

The MS Karizma’s size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. This new boat for 2016 is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities.

All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more.

The abundance of space and public areas on-board include a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort.

The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

Travel Dates

SPLIT – DUBROVNIK – June 24 – July 1, 2023 (8 days & 7 nights)
Pre-Trip – City Tour in Split – June 22-24 (2 days & 2 nights)
Post-Trip – City Tour in Dubrovnik – July 1-3 (2 days & 2 nights)

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS Karizma type mini cruiser deluxe type
  • Cruise Accommodation in double/twin cabins, with half board included (Breakfast & Lunch some dinners are provided)
  • Cruise Captain’s dinner on Mljet
  • Cruise & tour manager during the program
  • Cruise Brač island program with museum of Olive oil visit
  • Cruise Hvar guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Cruise Korčula transfers & wine tasting program
  • Cruise Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Cruise Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Cruise Dinner at traditional Roki’s Tavern in Vis

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Private tour leader on disposal for the whole tour
  • Dinner at a traditional Croatian restaurant in Split
  • 2 nights in Split, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included Hotel President 4* or similar
  • All taxes and fees

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Private Group transfer from hotel to town guided city tour
  • Private 2 nights in Dubrovnik, panoramic double or twin room, half board included Hotel Neptune 4* or similar
  • Private All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips to the crew
  • Tourist tax – 40 EUR in cash
  • Specialty beverages – Alcohol, soda & Espresso
  • Meals, transfers and activities on free time
  • Mljet biking tour and bike rentals (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • Korčula bike rentals to winery (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • 2D/2N day pre cruise package in Split
  • 2D/2N day post cruise package in Dubrovnik
  • Airport Transfers
  • Trip Insurance
  • Flights to and from Croatia

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Split

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Dubrovnik

TOUR & CRUISE PRICE

UPPER DECK PREMIUM = $2,799.00 per person sharing
UPPER DECK STANDARD = $2,599.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK = $2,399.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK TRIPLE = $1,999.00 per person sharing

Based on single occupancy
UPPER DECK PREMIUM including single supplement = $4,199.00
UPPER DECK STANDARD including single supplement = $3,899.00
LOWER DECK including single supplement = $3,599.00

OPTIONAL:
PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT
2 days & 2 nights – June 22-24 2023
$549.00 per person based on double occupancy
POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”
2 days & 2 nights – July 1-3 2023
$555.00 per person based on double occupancy

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Marrakech gateway to the Sahara Desert

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Itinerary

DAY 1. Arrival

Upon your arrival at Marrakech Ménara airport, you will be welcomed by your English-speaking guide and your driver and transferred to your hotel.

Time at leisure till dinner and overnight at Bab Hotel (or similar).

Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2. MARRAKECH

Once the capital of southern Morocco, the imperial city of Marrakech is an alluring oasis with a temperate climate, distinct charm, and fascinating sights.

Our day-long tour includes the beautifully proportioned Koutoubia Mosque with its distinctive 282-foot minaret visible from miles away; the beautiful Andalusian-style El Bahia Palace (part of which is still used by the royal family); and the Palace of Dar Si Said, now the Moroccan National Carpets museum lodged in a beautiful traditional house.

Mid-afternoon, we embark on a Medina walking tour (the medieval district of Marrakech), ending at Djemaa el Fna Square, a UNESCO site and the heart of Marrakech, crowded with snake charmers, entertainers, storytellers, musicians, barbers, and sellers of fruit, water, and spices.

Moroccan dinner in Medina and overnight at your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3. MARRAKECH

After breakfast, a day at leisure or optional visits/activities (cost TBA):

  • Moroccan Cooking Workshop at Culinary Art Museum, including return transfer and lunch.
  • Visit to Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, including entry fees and return transfer.
  • Hammam experience with traditional skin scrubbing and massage including return transfer.

Lunch and dinner at leisure.

Return to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

The Moroccan Culinary Art Museum

Built in the 18th century, this remarkable mud-brick ancient mansion of 5000 square meters with architecture reminiscent of an old sultan’s palace has two stunning courtyards. Both are covered in intricate tiles and deep colors, a genuine echo of the Moorish architectural design. The courtyard is embellished with ancient olive and palm trees and a burbling Moorish marble fountain rooted in the middle, facing the two seemingly Moroccan living rooms with high ceilings.

This ancient house has been completely refurbished and revamped into a beautiful palace, a marvel of Moroccan craftsmanship, and a genuine work of art. Guests will embark on a journey of culinary discovery through its various exhibition rooms, from spices taking their origins from all the Moroccan regions to Art de la Table and the different cuisine techniques presented to the visitors.

A visit to the Museum can be enhanced with a “degustation” or a packed lunch. Cooking classes can also take place (morning and afternoon) for 34 participants or 68 if they work in duos, followed by the meal they have prepared. There is a gift and souvenir boutique with all kinds of local products and cooking paraphernalia. The whole site can also be rented for special events.

Standing buffet capacity: 250 guests. Banquet capacity: 150 guests. Lift between the various floors. Commodities are available on each floor.

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Yves Saint Laurent Museum presents the most beautiful creations of the famed French Couturier, together with temporary exhibitions of painters or sculptors. He loved Marrakech, lived a long time in the villa Bou Saf Saf next door, and was very much inspired by the city’s light and colours in his collections.

The Hammam Experience

To destress and detox, there is no better way than to visit a traditional Moroccan steam bath and have a deeply relaxing treatment.

Hammam (steam bath), body scrub with a special glove, massages with aromatic essential oils, and other treatments are all designed to induce lasting well-being, including relaxing milk baths with rose petals, facials, and toning mineral wraps.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4. MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE

After breakfast, depart to Ouarzazate, crossing many Berber villages through the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas mountains range.

Cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass over 2000 meters high (lots of snow there in winter!).  Start the descent towards the different pre-Saharan scenery of the Southern slopes.
20 km before Ouarzazate, turn left and stop for the visit of the Ait Ben Haddous Kasbah, a Unesco preserved site. This huge fortified village served as natural « décor » for the shooting of numerous Hollywood productions, like « Lawrence of Arabia », « Romancing the Stone” with Mike Douglas, or more recently «the Mummy».

Lunch near the Kasbah, then go to Ouarzazate to check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Kenzi Azghor hotel (or similar).

3h 30mn drive
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5. OUARZAZATE – ZAGORA

Morning departure to Zagora, following, just after the rocky area leading to Agdz, the banks of the Draa River, where six palm forests form a long ribbon of greenery.

Thanks to the river’s proximity, cereals, henna, vegetables, fruit and date palms are cultivated on the valley floor or stepped terraces. Then the scenery becomes drier, and the sand gets more and more appearing… and here is Zagora, only 80 days (by camel) from Timbuktu!

Check-in at Ksar Tinsouline hotel (or similar) and have lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, visit the potters’ village of Tamegrout and the dunes of Tinfou. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

2h 45mn drive

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6.  ZAGORA – M’HAMID – ERG CHIGAGA

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Zagora for your discovery. Noon: check out and early lunch near your hotel.

Time at leisure until 16:00 when you will leave with your chauffeured 4WD cars and reach the site of your Bedouin bivouac in the middle of the Sahara dunes for your dinner in the desert, followed by overnight under the traditional tents.

1h 30 + 2h dirt tracks

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7. ERG CHIGAGA – ZAGORA – OUARZAZATE

After watching the sunrise on the dunes and a hearty Moroccan breakfast, at 09.00, return to M’hamid with the chauffeured 4WD cars, then with your coach back to Zagora and Up the Draa Valley to Ouarzazate.

You will notice how the landscape is different from the morning light.
Lunch At Tamnougalt in a traditional Kasbah and an afternoon drive to Ouarzazate.

Check-in at Oscar Hotel (or similar) for dinner and overnight.

4h drive
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8. OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH

After breakfast, leave for Marrakech for a noon arrival with lunch at leisure.
Afternoon visit of the famed Majorelle Garden.

The Majorelle gardens, designed in the 20s by the famous French orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle offer beautiful exotic plants and a fascinating Museum of Berber traditions with a stunning staging of costumes, jewelry, and objects of daily life. The Berber Museum, located within the Majorelle Gardens, is a beautiful introduction to the Berber culture.

Farewell Gastronomic Moroccan dinner in the old city. Overnight at Longue Vie Hotel (or similar).

3h45 drive
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9. MARRAKECH

After breakfast, transfer to Marrakech airport in time for your departure flight or transfer to Agadir.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9-12. AGADIR

OCT 31, 2023 – after breakfast leave Marrakech by motorcoach.

Transfer from Marrakech to Agadir ( approx. 3 hours) included.

3 nights at the Riu Tikida Beach Hotel, all inclusive.

Nov 03, 2023 -Transfer to Agadir airport early morning

The 4-star Hotel Riu Tikida Beach offers All-Inclusive service allowing you to savor all of the best recipes prepared by our chefs at the buffet restaurant. You can also enjoy the theme restaurants, including the Moroccan restaurant “Le Mogador”, an ideal spot to sample Morocco cooking, bursting with flavors and aromas, which combines various cuisines such as Berber, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, African and Moorish cuisine.

This all-inclusive hotel in Agadir, located on the shores of a vast golden sand beach, has marvelous views of Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. Relaxing here won’t be a problem since the Hotel Riu Tikida Beach has a Hammam, a Thalassotherapy Center, beauty treatments, as well as a large garden, a freshwater pool and a solarium terrace, as well as other amenities.

During the day, a wide variety of activities and sports await you such as tennis, yoga, pétanque, darts, table tennis, volleyball, water exercise classes, belly dancing and even Arabic lessons and in the evening you can enjoy the hotel’s nightclub. Also if you like golf, there is a golf course and a school where you can practice very close to the complex.

Agadir is Morocco’s number one beach destination. Here you can rest and also delve further into the legendary charm of Arabic culture and tradition. You can take all sorts of excursions and trips to places like the kasbah, the port, the medina, Tamraght Valley, Souss-Massa National Park and certain markets near the center. You will discover why tourists decide to travel to this exotic destination in search of history and a mixture of Arabic, African and Mediterranean culture.

Morocco Authentic

Morocco Deluxe

Dates:

  • October 23 – 31, 2023
  • Extension: October – 31 Novmber 3, 2023

Land only price:

Based on 20 participants minimum

  • $1,629.00 per person sharing
  • Single supplement $689.00 per person

Optional extension:

Agadir: 3 nights all-inclusive at the ocean resort (transfers Marrakech – Agadir – Airport included)

  • $719.00 per person sharing
  • Single supplement on request and TBA

Air prices:

  • TBA

We recommend flying with Royal Air Maroc especially if you are planning to do the Agadir extension. For round trip into Marrakech TAP Portugal works well but has an overnight in Lisbon on the way back.

Optional excursions:

  • MOROCCAN COOKING WORKSHOP -AM only – $115.00 per person
  • HAMMAM EXPERIENCE – PM only -$139.00 per person
  • YSL EXPREIENCE – AM or PM – $59.00 per person

5 people minimum is required to operate the tour – Pick up and drop off at your hotel.

Payment Details:

  • 1st deposit $500.00 per person at registration ($750.00 if you elect the 3 night extension)
  • Final land charges due no later than September 08, 2023

Included:

  • Transportation from arrival to departure transfers by A/C deluxe motorcoach, including gas and toll expenses, and driver’s board and fees,
  • Service of an official guide escort throughout the tour, from arrival transfer till departure transfer from Marrakech, his board and fees included,
  • Services of local guides for a visit to some cities (as per Moroccan regulations),
  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels as per the availability at the time of booking,
  • Meals, as mentioned in the program,
  • Entry fees to places visited, as mentioned in the program,
  • Porter fees in hotels and tips in restaurants when necessary,
  • Experienced Alpine Adventures escort throughout the tour
  • A small bottle of mineral water every day for the participants.
  • Taxes and service.

Excluded:

  • Airfares,
  • Personal expenses (Bar, laundry, telephone etc.),
  • Drinks at meals,
  • Meals not mentioned in the program,
  • Tips for escorting guide and driver (left to participants’ appreciation),
  • Any expenses not explicitly mentioned in the program.

Cancelation policies:

All cancellations should get to us in writing . We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. See link below

  • From booking day to 46 days prior to departure : 50% of all deposits paid will be forfeited and airfare in full if already paid for.
  • From 45 days to departure day : No refunds unless you have travel insurance and cancel for a covered reason.

For insurance plan details and disclosures:
https://alpineadventures.net/docs/Alpine-Adventures-Travel-Protection-Plan.pdf

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

New Zealand and Australia, 2023

Itinerary

Auckland

DAY 01: Monday OCT 23: ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel – Premium Room
Meals: 3-course dinner at Orbit’s located in the Sky Tower

Meet and greet by a General Travel Representative and your North Island Driver, for assistance to your coach.
Enjoy a short Auckland Orientation Tour with a local guide – approximately 1 hour including points to note such as where banks are, where shopping is, and where food markets (supermarkets) are if guests wish to purchase snacks, etc. Also get a glimpse of Queen Street, The Viaduct, Auckland’s Waterfront.

You will then be transferred to your hotel for check-in, where you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

Tonight take the escalator in the hotel lobby down to where the elevators depart.
Soaring high above Auckland you’ll discover Orbit, a truly iconic New Zealand brasserie offering diners sensational views – and food to match. Situated at the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower, the dining room rotates once every hour, providing a truly unique experience with amazing 360-degree panoramas of the city, the Hauraki Gulf, and beyond. Orbit offers a modern dining experience in a relaxed, open atmosphere with a delicious kiwi-inspired à la carte menu that features the best local and seasonal produce. As New Zealand’s only rotating restaurant offering 360-degree views, it’s an unforgettable experience that never ceases to delight.

DAY 02: Tuesday OCT 24: AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING (WAIHEKE ISLAND)

Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel – Premium Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Platter Lunch per person

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the Downtown Ferry Terminal. Enjoy a leisurely 40-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island where you will spend the day experiencing a taste of what the island has to offer.

Option to zipline in the morning (approximate cost $50/person) or go to Onetangi beach and Peacock Sky for more wine tasting.

After our platter lunch, time to tour Oneroa village before the final wine tasting at Mudbrick.

Evening at leisure and dinner on your account.

Waiheke Island

DAY 03: Wednesday OCT 25: AUCKLAND – HAMILTON – ROTORUA

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel – Lake View Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Home cooked buffet lunch at at Cross Hills Farm, Hangi Dinner

Check out of your hotel and meet your driver/guide, you will leave Auckland for your journey to Rotorua via Hamilton and the Waikato region. The first is a guided tour of Hamilton Gardens with an experienced guide who will share their behind-the-scenes knowledge.

From Hamilton, travel south to Otorohanga for lunch at Cross Hills Farm.

Your hosts Fraser and Debbie provide a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch accompanied by local wine. After lunch, we continue to Rotorua, where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the city upon arrival.

Check-in at the hotel. Time at leisure.

Late afternoon transfer to Te Puia where you will discover Te Puia Thermal Reserve with a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. At Te Puia, the concerts and cultural performances will not just move you but enable you to “get inside” this fascinating culture. This evening, indulge in a banquet of authentic Maori cuisine, watch the lifting of the hangi, visit the geothermal valley under lights, take part in a traditional welcoming ceremony and relax at your private concert performance. You will be transferred back to your hotel.

Te-Puia New Zealand

DAY 04: Thursday OCT 26: IN ROTORUA

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel – Lake View Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Maori Home Hosted dinner

Enjoy a day of sightseeing around the Rotorua region.

Includes: Redwood Forest Treewalk. Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close to these 120-year-old giants. This suspended 30-minute ecological walk captures the beauty and ambiance of the forest from a bird’s eye perspective.

Includes: A 45-minute guided tour of Ohinemutu, with a local guide.
Ohinemutu Village was the region’s original Ngati Whakaue settlement. The location was chosen for its lakeside setting and the availability of geothermal energy for cooking, bathing, and heating. Before Europeans, Ohinemutu was the main center for the Rotorua Lake region, visitors and food arrived at this bustling settlement before going on to the surrounding villages.

This evening dinner is a Maori Home Hosted dinner.
For over 170 years Te Arawa (confederation of local Māori tribes) has warmly welcomed and hosted people from all over the world. It is a tradition we call “manaakitanga”. A Māori home-hosted dinner gives visitors the opportunity to really connect with the indigenous people of New Zealand. Guests (manuhiri) are greeted into the home of one of our hosts to enjoy some great kiwi cuisine in a relaxed and sociable environment. Each host family provides a unique insight about the people, land, and culture of Rotorua and New Zealand.

Taupo

DAY 05: Friday OCT 27: ROTORUA – LAKE TAUPO – TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

Accommodation: Skotel Alpine Resort – View Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Picnic lunch while cruising Lake Taupo, 3-course dinner at the hotel restaurant

This morning you will be met by your driver/guide, as you head out of Rotorua and on to the Tongariro National Park, via Lake Taupo.

Includes: National Kiwi Hatchery – The National Kiwi Hatchery is the national leader in kiwi husbandry, egg incubation systems, hatching techniques, and kiwi chick rearing. You’ll get to see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process, and newly hatched kiwi chicks.
Travel south to the stunning and powerful Huka Falls. Continue your journey to the beautiful vistas of Lake Taupo.

Chris Jolly Outdoors – Private charter
In Taupo join your boat for a two-hour chartered cruise of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s biggest lake. Cruise out to see the stunning Maori rock carvings, only accessible by boat while you enjoy a delicious lunch on board.
Includes: Picnic lunch.

After the cruise, join your coach for the journey to Tongariro National Park. From the snow-capped mountains and dense forests to the dry desert-like tussocks of the Central Plateau, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro.

This evening, enjoy a group dinner with your fellow travelers at your hotel.
Includes 3-course dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Rotorua Tongariro National Park

DAY 06: Saturday OCT 28: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – WELLINGTON

Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel – Superior Harbour View Room

This morning you will be met by your Driver/guide, to begin your journey of the Central Plateau and down to the bottom of the North Island, to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.
Upon arrival in Wellington, enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide – approx 3 hours.
Including Courtney Place and the Embassy Theatre, Oriental Parade, Mt Victoria, War Memorial, Parliament, and the Beehive.
Includes: Ride on the Wellington Cable Car and stroll through the Botanical Gardens
Includes: Te Papa – New Zealand’s National Museum – 60-minute highlights tour.
Drop off at the hotel.

Queenstown

DAY 07: Sunday OCT 29: WELLINGTON – QUEENSTOWN

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Queenstown – Standard Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel

Time at leisure in Wellington.
Mid/late morning (approx 10.45 am) you will be met by your Driver/guide, to travel out to Wellington’s Airport. Farewell the North Island, and begin your journey down to the heart of the South Island, Queenstown.
On arrival in Queenstown, you will be met by your South Island Driver/guide and will be transferred to your Queenstown hotel.
(Air cost Wellington to Queenstown to be included with the air package later on)
The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner on your own

Queenstown, New Zealand

DAY 08: Monday OCT 30: QUEENSTOWN

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Queenstown – Standard Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, 2-course buffet lunch at Gibbston Valley

Morning at leisure
Half-day sightseeing including:
11.30 Depart hotel
12.15 Arrive Gibbston Valley Winery
12.30 Gibbston Valley Wine Cave Tour including wine tasting
13.00 Gibbston Valley – 2-course buffet lunch
14.30 Depart for Queenstown via AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Bridge and Arrowtown

OPTIONAL:
AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungy 43m, Drop off at the hotel.- Not included in cost. Count approximately $130.00 per person

Dinner and the rest of the day on your own.

Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND

DAY 09: Tuesday OCT 31: QUEENSTOWN

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Queenstown – Standard Room
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Buffet Dinner

08.00 Pick up from your hotel by Nomad Safaris.

Includes: Safari of The Scenes Wakatipu Basin Tour
An adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery, thrilling 4WD action whilst discovering LOTR filming locations. Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), Gladden Fields, the Ford of Bruinen and more. Travel an historic gold mining road, following the Arrow River, stop for a refreshing morning or afternoon tea and the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning. Take in the spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.
12.15 Back at hotel
Rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
18.00 Early evening you will be transferred to Skyline Queenstown.
18.45 Includes: Skyline Queenstown – Return Gondola Ride and Farewell Buffet Dinner
Return to the hotel by private coach.

DAY 10: Wednesday NOV 01: DEPART QUEENSTOWN ARRIVE SYDNEY

Accommodation: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast, a private transfer to Queenstown airport for a non-stop flight to Sydney ( price and time TBA early 2023). Arrive at Sydney International Airport. You will be met by a local English Speaking Guide who will accompany you to your vehicle for a private transfer to your Sydney accommodation.
Check in to your hotel and rest of the evening at leisure.
**N.B – Hotel check-in is from 3 pm. Luggage may be stored at the hotel prior to rooms becoming available.

Unwind in the plush comforts of the hotel rooms located in the heart of Sydney in the Darling Harbour area with nearby shopping precincts of the QVB and Pitt Street Mall which offer you a chance to indulge in some retail therapy or take a stroll down to the picturesque Cockle Bay, and enjoy a coffee at one of its quaint cafés or restaurants. For an authentically Aussie cultural immersion, head to the galleries and museums at The Rocks.

Sydney

DAY 11: Wednesday NOV 02: SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Accommodation: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour

After breakfast, join your local Australia Tour Guide for a full day city tour and its surroundings by private vehicle.
Experience the vibrancy of Sydney, one of the world’s most spectacular cities. See the Harbour Bridge, Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for a photo stop of the spectacular harbor.
Your guide will take you on a walk through the historic Rocks area where you will hear the early convict stories, the antics of sailors and rogues while weaving through the narrow alleyways and along charming cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards. Visit a gothic church and see quaint terrace cottages.Continue touring we pass Parliament House, St Mary’s Cathedral, cosmopolitan Kings Cross and trendy Paddington with lace terraced houses. Arrive at the famous Bondi Beach for a stroll along the beachfront. See surfers, famous Aussie lifesavers and Sydney’s most spectacular panoramic viewpoint continue to Sydney Heads lookout at Watsons Bay.
Take a two-hour luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour. You’ll feast on a delicious buffet while cruising Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran – an unforgettable dining experience! You’ll see all the sights of Sydney Harbour from the catamaran’s extensive decks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison. The buffet lunch, freshly prepared onboard features hot & cold dishes, a selection of salads, fresh fruit and tea or coffee.
After your lunch cruise, disembark the vessel and join your Tour Manager for a leisurely walk to the Sydney Opera House for a one hour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House Tour has been reimagined and we’re excited to take you on a journey to discover the magic beneath the sails. For the first time ever, watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, learning about the history and future of this world-famous hall in an immersive digital experience.
Experience the future within a new purpose-built venue that boasts heritage-inspired interiors, and state-of-the-art technology, including 270-degree visuals and surround sound.

Return to your hotel this afternoon for the evening at leisure.

DAY 12: Wednesday NOV 03: SYDNEY AT LEISURE

Accommodation: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel

This day is at leisure in Sydney to relax or participate in optional excursions (pricing available early 2023 as well as sign-up sheets).

OPTIONAL:

  1. Full Day Blue Mountains & Wildlife Tour Including lunch.
  2. Bridge climb – The experience of a lifetime to climb the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  3. Sydney Harbour Bridge Bike Ride – You’ve seen it – you may have climbed it – but have you ridden it yet?? Head out over the fantastic Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in its amazing views, and enjoy the peaceful surrounding of Sydney’s North Shore by exploring this interesting area.
  4. Jetboating on Sydney Harbour – A 30-minute THRILL or 45-minute EXTREME ride with amazing stunts and wild spins through Sydney Harbour get set for slides, twists, wave riding, power brake stops, and sweeping fishtail!
  5. Sailing – Explore Sydney Harbour on our three-hour sailing experience – the best way to see the beautiful bays and the harbor foreshores. Be part of the crew or sit back and relax. Get a taste for sailing whilst seeing the sights all in one go.
  6. Full-Day Hunter Valley Winery Tour. (9-10 hour day). Explore Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
Cairns, Australia

DAY 13: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 SYDNEY TO CAIRNS

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Cairns Harborside Hotel
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel

This morning, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before departing your Sydney hotel by private coach for a transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for your departure flight to Cairns (cost will be added to the air package provided to you early 2023).
On arrival into Cairns Domestic Airport, you’ll be met by a local English Speaking Guide and escorted to your private air-conditioned coach for a transfer to your Cairns hotel.

Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a popular retreat for both holidaymakers and business guests. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting breathtaking ocean and hinterland views, the Holiday Inn Cairns offers 173 stylishly appointed rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony. Guests can also enjoy a range of hotel amenities and services, including Harbourside Bar & Kitchen, swimming pool and spa, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business hub, 24-hour offsite gymnasium, free CBD shuttle, and free wireless internet.

Outer Great Barrier Reef by Kyle Taylor

DAY 14: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 05 CAIRNS: FULL DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Hotel
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, Tropical smorgasbord lunch
Your local guide will greet you this morning in the hotel lobby to accompany you onto your courtesy shuttle for a transfer to Cairns Marina from where you will depart for a full day cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
The Cay is rich with a myriad of sea life including green sea turtles (which occasionally nest on the cay), mollusks, and invertebrates of all kinds. There are hundreds of species of tropical reef fish including Humphead Maori Wrasse. The reef surrounding the Cay is especially renowned for its abundance of giant clams.
The reef lagoon offers excellent swimming and snorkeling areas, quality snorkeling equipment is provided free of charge and the Marine Biologists on board can introduce you to a whole new world.
A guided snorkeling tour is available (additional cost). Or you can choose to stay dry and explore the stunning reef world one meter underwater from the semi-submersible vessel or an underwater observatory.

Return hotel shuttle transfers and a tropical smorgasbord lunch are included. Dinner and evening on your own.

DAY 15: MONDAY NOVEMBER 06 CAIRNS AT LEISURE + FAREWELL DINNER

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Cairns Hotel
Meals: Full breakfast at the hotel, 3-course farewell dinner at Dundees Waterfront Restaurant

The day is at leisure in Cairns to relax or participate in optional excursions (prices TBA early 2023 as well as sign-up sheets)

OPTIONAL:

  1. Full-Day Kuranda Rainforest Tour Including Skyrail, Railway, Wildlife, and Lunch
  2. Aboriginal Cultural Park & Crocodile Adventure Including Lunch. Spend the morning being immersed in the world’s oldest living culture the Tjapukai people with interactive activities including didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing, and spear throwing. Be mesmerized watching a traditional song and dance corroboree in a spectacular outdoor natural rainforest amphitheater. There is time to browse the gallery with authentic Aboriginal artifacts. Your day continues traveling to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to see crocodiles and local wildlife in their natural environment. Timber boardwalks and pathways will lead you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforests where you will see tropical birds, reptiles, and native fauna. Take a lagoon boat cruise down Hartley’s Lagoon to gain an insight into the behavior of crocodiles and appreciate the role they play in the coastal wetlands of North Queensland. Enjoy a delicious Barbeque lunch. After lunch, there are wildlife presentations on cassowaries and koalas with the rangers/keepers before returning to Cairns in the early evening.

Later this evening, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before taking a leisurely walk to Dundee’s Waterfront Restaurant for a 3-course farewell dinner.
Dundees on the Waterfront Overlooking Trinity Inlet – the flavors of Australia. There’s nothing like Dundee’s experience with absolute waterfront dining and some of the best food Australia has to offer.After dinner, return to your hotel by foot for the remainder of the evening at leisure.

DAY 16: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 07 DEPART CAIRNS

Enjoy Full Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before departing by private coach to Cairns airport and onward to New Zealand for your international flight home. (or own arrangements). END OF SERVICES

Dates:

  • October 21 – November 07, 2023

Price:

  • $4,349.00 per person in double occupancy
  • $1,579.00 supplement for a single room
  • Air package price TBA
  • Optional tours pricing TBA
  • Prices apply with minimum/maximum participants per option. If there are less than 20 people on this trip, the price will need to be recalculated. If under 15 participants, the trip might not operate.

Payment Details:

  • 1st deposit at registration: $1,000.00
  • 2nd deposit no later than June 15, 2023: $1,000.00 + airfare
  • Trip balance will be due no later than August 15, 2023

Included:

  • Hotel accommodations as described in the program or similar (15 nights)
  • Meals as described in the program (15 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 6 Dinner)
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned motor coach with English-speaking driver guide throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing as described in the program including entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • The assistance of an Alpine Adventures host throughout and a local guide when needed
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excluded:

  • All air transportation (international and domestic)
  • Electronic visa fees (both can be obtained online easily)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All drinks
  • All personal expenses
  • Gratuities & personal items

Terms and Conditions:

  • A $200.00 fee will be at all times non-refundable
  • Airfares are fully non-refundable after ticketing (06/15/2023)
  • Trip is also non-refundable starting on 08/20/2023 unless canceled for a reason covered by trip insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase trip insurance

  • Currently, Australia and New Zealand do not require visitors to be vaccinated. There will be a COVID-19 test performed upon arrival in New Zealand. All of these requirements are subject to change without notice.

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

Rhine River Cruise

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This river cruise offered by CroisiEurope sails from Basel to Amsterdam. Embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum, Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere. You can also take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story and visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens (weather permit or tour of Haarlem instead.

Itinerary

DAY 1, May 8, ’23

BASEL

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board.

DAY 2, May 9, ’23

BREISACH

This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum. Colmar is a colorful city bursting with Alsatian charm. We’ll spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood before visiting the Unterlinden Museum. The museum exhibits span 7,000 years—from prehistoric times to modern art. The most regarded masterpiece in its collection is the polyptych by artists Niclaus of Haguenau and Grünewald. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

DAY 3, May 10, ’23

BREISACH – STRASBOURG

The morning will be spent cruising through the vineyards dotting the hills along the Vosges Mountain range, the Black Forest, and the Alsatian plains. Optional excursion for both packages: A boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral. Like many European cities, Strasbourg has a striking mix of architecture that includes a broad range of traditional structures next to bold modern designs. Join us for an evening of dancing in the lounge. Our ship will cruise to Mainz.

DAY 4, May 11, ’23

MAINZ – KOBLENZ

Optional excursion for both packages: Tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum. This tour on foot will take us to the city’s magnificent cathedral. We’ll then stroll down the picturesque streets of the Old City to the Gutenberg Museum. Afterward, we’ll cruise through the romantic Rhine Valley and enjoy the amazing scenery as we travel to the legendary rock of the Lorelei. We’ll have dinner on board, and then visit the city with our host or hostess.

DAY 5, May 12, ’23

KOBLENZ – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF

We’ll begin to cruise to Cologne, passing the cities of Andernach, Konigswinter, and Bonn. As our ship approaches Cologne, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Seven Hills (Siebengebirge), known for the myths and fairytales about its origins. We’ll arrive at the end of the morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Cologne, the crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages. We’ll see the immense, Gothic cathedral—the tallest twin-spire church in the world and the most visited landmark in Germany. We’ll then head over to the Old Town to stroll the streets and pass in front of the famous Farina Fragrance Museum. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. You’ll be transferred to Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

DAY 6, May 13, ’23

DÜSSELDORF – XANTEN – NIJMEGEN – AMSTERDAM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem. This national museum focuses on the everyday life of Dutch people throughout the country’s history and includes old homes, farms, and factories from different regions. You can stroll through the attraction at your own pace or take the authentic trams. As you enjoy your day, the ship will cruise to Nijmegen. We’ll return on board in Nijmegen and begin to cruise to Amsterdam. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

DAY 7, May 14, ’23

AMSTERDAM

This morning, we offer two optional excursions depending on your package. CLASSIC package: Panoramic tour of the city and a visit to a diamond merchant. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. Enjoy a highlight tour of all the major sites, including the tallest windmill in the Netherlands, the De Gooyer. We’ll then visit one of the many diamond merchants located throughout the city, before heading over to the dazzling floating flower market. DISCOVERY package: An off-the-beaten-path bike tour of Amsterdam. We’ll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. Once equipped, we’ll set out on a bike tour to discover places only the locals know about. As we ride, we’ll pass in front of many famous monuments and sites, including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Nieuwmarkt, the Rembrandt House Museum, and much more! This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Keukenhof Gardens.(1) Tour the beautiful spring gardens at your own pace. Don’t forget to visit the Orchid House, the Japanese Garden, and the 19th-century windmill on the edge of the tulip fields! Keukenhof also contains the works of 25 artists. To make your visit more active, you can take a boat trip through the fields or a bike ride through the surrounding area. During the off-season, we’ll visit Haarlem instead.

DAY 8, May 15, ’23

AMSTERDAM

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

Dates:

  • May 08 – 15, 2023

Price:

  • 1/2 Shared main deck: $2, 419.00 per person
  • 1/2 Shared upper deck: $2,689.00 per person
  • Single cabin main deck: $3,209.00 per person
  • Single cabin upper deck: $3,479.00 per person

Payment Policy:

  • $550 per person deposit at time of booking to confirm your cabin type
  • Final cruise payment no later than 02/01/2023

Cancellation policy:

  • From deposit date to 12/31/2022 -$200.00 per person penalty
  • From 01/01/2023 till 02/07/2023 – 50 % of your cruise cost (airfare is also non-refundable if already ticketed)
  • From 02/08/2023 till 03/31/2023 – 60% of your cruise cost (airfare is also non-refundable if already ticketed)
  • From 04/01/2023 till departure – Cruise and airfare are 100% non-refundable

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
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Excursion to Breisach and all other mentioned visits
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/ hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All port fees

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (to be paid on board: 100 euros /person)

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Zermatt Switzerland 2023

Want to join a ski group trip to Zermatt?

TRAVEL DATES: JAN 21 – 28, 2023

Package Includes:

  • One way private transfer from Geneva Airport to Taesch Station (coach)
  • One way private transfer from Taesch Station to Zermatt Spiss (minibus)
  • One way transfer by 6-seater electro taxi from Zermatt Spiss to Hotel Alex Zermatt
  • Porterage at the Hotel Alex Zermatt (In & Out)
  • 7 nights stay on double occupancy in Standard Double/Twin Room at the 4* Hotel Alex in Zermatt
  • Welcome a glass of local red- or white wine or a soft drink or orange juice or a beer with chips and nuts
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
  • Local tax
  • One way transfer by 6-seater electro taxi from Hotel Alex Zermatt to Zermatt Spiss
  • One way private transfer from Zermatt Spiss to Taesch Station (minibus)
  • One way private transfer from Taesch Station to Geneva Airport (coach)

Package Doesn’t Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Ski Rentals
  • Ski Guide
  • Lift Tickets

All additional products are on request basis.

Pricing:
Price per person: $1,999 in double occupancy & (Classic Double/Twin Room)
Price per person: $2,983 in single occupancy & (Classic Double Room in single occupancy)

All prices are subject to currency adjustments prior to final payment. If the exchange rate changes on the final balance due date, the currency adjustment will be applied towards the remaining balance of your trip.

Payment and cancelation policy:
Deposit and Payment Schedule:

Space will be confirmed upon receipt of your initial deposit below. Final payment is due as specified below.

Deposit Payment: 50% of the total at the time of booking
Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled before November 01, the trip is fully refundable
If cancelled between November 02 and departure date, 100% of total trip cost is non-refundable.

Zermatt

Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland is considered by many to be one of the best resorts in Europe, if not the world. With the amazing Matterhorn looming high over town, Zermatt is certainly one of the most recognizable & fits the bill for many of the aspects that skiers & snowboarders are looking for on a quintessential European ski holiday.

It feels like you can ski Zermatt forever, with vast terrain and cruising intermediate runs that seem to never end. For those without superhuman fitness, thankfully many of slopes are intersected with fabulous mountain restaurants where you can have a lavish long lunch.

The views across many of the European ski resorts are fantastic, but Zermatt ski resort is in a class of its own. The resort sits at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn (14,692 ft) and on the flanks of the heavily glaciated Monte Rosa (15,204 ft). To say the scenery is incredible is understating it. Whilst it’s more of a town now than a village, Zermatt Switzerland has maintained some of its traditional European charm with a preserved ‘old town’, car free all year round & with the occasional horse drawn carriage travelling down the cobblestone streets. Last but not least, Zermatt resort both oozes panache & is delightfully luxurious for those looking to glam up their ski holidays; or can still provide a fabulous ski holiday experience for those on a budget.

Contact Pete

1-800-755-1330 Ext 234

pete@alpineadentures.net

Hotel Alex Zermatt

A hotel steeped in tradition in what is surely the world’s most special mountain destination. Discover the unique history of the Resort Hotel Alex – and write your very own chapter. Top-class facilities, gourmet catering and impeccable service: the Alex has it all. The only thing missing is mediocrity.

Matterhorn

Known internationally by its German name the Matterhorn, it owes its fame to its almost perfect pyramid shape. Its four-sided, ridged rocky peak towers 4,478 meters above sea level, in perfect isolation in the midst of a quite singular alpine panorama.

Valle Nevado and Santiago, Chile 2023

TRAVEL DATES: August 10 – 21, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON:

  • Double occupancy $2,795

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

August 11 – 18: Valle Nevado, Chile

  • August 11, Private transfer by motor coach from Santiago Airport with a Half-day Santiago City Tour with English speaking guide plus 2-hour visit stop at the Central Market (Mercado Central), world famous for its fish market, with group lunch included (including tip) at Donde Augusto or El Galeon. 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 (if no Covid capacity restrictions exist): La Fourchette, Monte Bianco, Sur (or similar for 2023), or Mirador del Plomo restaurant. Prior reservations are required for dinner. No additional charge for any of the included restaurants. Dinner on the first night of every reservation is served at Mirador del Plomo restaurant. Alcoholic drinks and beverages are not included.
  • Unlimited Valle Nevado ski lift access. Valid through the day of check out.
  • 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.
  • Welcome drink (nonalcoholic) at Bar Lounge. Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Après ski at Bar Puerta del Sol from 5 to 6 pm. (snack offered, plus coffee and cookies)
  • One half-hour FREE massage at Spa (if there are no Covid restrictions)
  • 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 18 – 20, 2023: 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.

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado is the largest and most modern ski resort in Chile, with access to more than 7,000 acres of Andean terrain. The resort boasts the most modern lift system in the country and features a small-scale “village” that includes 3 hotels, a dozen condominium buildings, 6 restaurants, pubs and bars, a spa and fitness center, and retail shopping. The hallmark of a Valle Nevado ski trip is a laid-back ambiance and no lift lines, delicious food and Chile’s famous pisco sours and wine, and serendipitous moments bumping into one of the many international ski pros who call Valle Nevado their summer training camp. In the afternoon, there is no better way to unwind from the slopes in the resort’s outdoor pool apres ski, watching condors soar above and the Andean sunset. A warm, friendly environment with mostly English-speaking staff, makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

Hotel Puerta del Sol

This family-oriented hotel focuses on convenience and comfort with the postcard picture view. It’s located 150 feet from the slopes. The hotel boasts a cosy lounge, library room, dedicated kids play area, and day spa. Guests also have access to the resort fitness centre & outdoor heated pool. It has also direct access to the game room, cyber cafe and Puerta del Sol Bar.

Santiago

With its museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is the political and cultural centre of the country. Its central location makes it a convenient base point to further explore the country.
The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you’ll discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista!

Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy 2023

TRAVEL DATES: February 25 – March 5, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON:

  • Double occupancy $2,850
  • Single supplement +$900
  • Land-only (-) $600 credit

OPTIONAL:

  • SUPER SKIRAMA All-Area 5-day ski pass w/insurance $298 est.
  • SUPER SKIRAMA 7-day ski pass with full EPIC pass.
  • We offer10% discount on the EPIC pass applied to the trip package

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Non-stop Round Trip JFK – Milan (contact us for other departure cities)
  • Private Round Trip Transfers from airport to hotel
  • 7 nights lodging at Hotel Savoia Palace 4-Star
  • Welcome drink reception
  • 7 Daily buffet breakfasts and 4-course gourmet dinners
  • Bathrobe and Slippers in room
  • Wellness Center Spa – Finnish Sauna, Turkish Bath Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Aromatherapy Shower
  • Walk only 20 meters to Laghi Gondola Station!
  • All taxes and fuel charges

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Madonna Di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio is an elegant ski resort located at 1550 m of altitude nestled between the Brenta Dolomites mountain range and the Adamello and Presanella glaciers. Today it’s one of the most important and well-known Italian ski resorts in the Alps. Its favorable location and mountain atmosphere guarantee optimal ski conditions on slopes that wind from the center of town up to a height of 2600 meters, with runs that cater to all ability levels. The resort boasts 57 ski lifts and 150 km of pistes, extensive state of art snowmaking and a direct connection to Pinzolo (which is already connected with Folgarida and Marilleva). The quaint town of Madonna di Campiglio is known for its shopping, restaurants and bars.

The Savoia Palace Hotel

The Savoia Palace Hotel first opened its doors in 1886; one of the first hotels in the centre of Madonna di Campiglio, it has been a focal point in the resort for over a century. Today it is run by the Antonioli family, hoteliers for generations, who have created an elegant, welcoming atmosphere, emphasising traditional Trentino hospitality. The ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the Brenta Dolomites.

Kitzbuhel, Austria – Presidents Week 2023

TRAVEL DATES: February 17 – 25, 2023 – Presidents Week

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON:

  • Double occupancy $2,995
  • Jr. Suite $3,695
  • Single Room $4,295

OPTIONAL:

  • 7-Days skiing with IKON Pass – We sell/discount the IKON pass!
  • 5-day Kitz Ski pass approx. $303

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Non-stop round trip air JFK to Munich (contact us for other departure cities)
  • Private Round Trip Transfers from airport to/from hotel
  • 7 nights lodging Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbuhel 4-STAR Superior
  • Ski in – ski out!
  • Terry Robes & Slippers
  • Wellness Lounge Spa with Panorama Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Ice Room, Salt Relaxation Room. Fitness Center
  • 7 Daily buffet breakfasts and 5 – Course gourmet dinners
  • All Taxes

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Kitzbuhel

Also known as KitzSki, Kitzbuhel is considered the best skiing area in Austria. With perfectly groomed slopes, a state-of-the-art lift system and over 235 km, 145 miles of slopes, every skier will leave with a full heart. In addition to the world famous Hahnenkamm Streif racecourse, a total of 57 lifts, 60 huts and mountain restaurants, each one unique, entice travelers with culinary delights in the midst of an exquisite mountain panorama. Kitzbühel, “where skiing was invented’ and the most legendary sports city in the Alps, has always represented the perfect combination of sports and lifestyle. The resort town offers exclusive shopping opportunities in the almost 750-year-old city center and an above-average number of luxury hotels, the highest concentration of award-winning restaurants in Tyrol and unparalleled après-ski including numerous events. The resort’s unique blend of traditional and contemporary attracts skiers and celebrities from all over the world.

The Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel

Located next to the Hahnenkamm cable car, the Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel, 4-Star Superior is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kitzbühel. The Kaiserhof’s rooms are furnished in a traditional Tyrolean style and include bathrobes and hairdryer. Spa facilities at the Hotel also include a pool, saunas, a steam bath, massage showers, and a fitness room. Guests can enjoy traditional Tyrolean cuisine and international dishes at the restaurant. Half-board includes a rich breakfast buffet and a 5-course dinner with a salad buffet.

Val Gardena “Dolomiti Superski” / Venice 2023

TRAVEL DATES: March 1 – 12, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • Classic/Comfort $3,295
  • Grand Classic $3,495
  • Jr. Suite $3,595
  • Single Room $3,950 (limited availability)

OPTIONAL:

  • Day Trip to Bolzano on your own
  • 5-day “Dolomiti SuperSki” pass 260 Euro (2022 pricing)
  • 6-day Dolomiti Superski pass with IKON pass (We discount!)
  • Group Trip Insurance

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip Air JFK – MXP (Milan) (call for other departure cities)
  • FREE SKIS (no 2nd bag fee on skis)
  • Private round-trip transfers from airport to hotel(s)
  • 7 nights lodging 4-star Hotel Stetteneck, Ortisei – Val Gardena
    • Welcome drink reception
    • Daily buffet breakfast and 4-course gourmet dinners
    • Pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, bathrobe
  • 3 nights lodging 4-star AC Hotel Venezia with breakfast
  • All Taxes and fuel charges

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Val Gardena

Ortisei, together with S. Cristina and Selva Gardena, is one of the three municipalities of Val Gardena, considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Tyrol because of its uniquely beautiful location and the hospitality of its inhabitants. As the main village of Val Gardena, Ortisei has a wonderful pedestrian zone with shops, cafés and restaurants.
Rasciesa and Seceda can be reached directly from the village by cable cars and are a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. From Ortisei, you can also reach the Alpe di Siusi, a unique skiing area and the largest high-alpine meadow in Europe, using a modern lift. In addition to German and Italian, Ladin is spoken in Ortisei.
The Dolomites Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi ski area is part of the Dolomiti Superski*, a world-famous network of 12 ski areas in the Dolomites which you can access using just one ski pass. The Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites Val Gardena skiing area is a beloved starting point for the Sella Ronda skiing carousel which will provide you with an unforgettable skiing circuit on skis on the Sella massif. In Val Gardena you can also experience the longest ski slope in South Tyrol, the “La Longia”, which is more than 10 km long, features 1,273 m of elevation gain and stretches from mount Seceda to Ortisei.
Ortisei is linked to 200 kilometers (125 miles) of ski terrain and seven villages as well as the 500 kilometers (310 miles) of the Dolomiti Superski. The unique Dolomites sceneries together with the variety of its ski slopes and a carousel of fast, modern ski-lifts. Val Gardena is a perfect location to access this vast skiing environment. Don’t forget to schedule an entire day to do the Sella Ronda – the iconic panorama ski tour of the region!
*The Dolomiti Superski is a ski area in Italy. Created in 1974, it is spread over an area of about 3,000 km² in the Triveneto region of Italy, and includes most of the winter ski slopes of the Dolomites. Comprising 12 ski resorts and is the largest ski area in the world.

AC Hotel Venezia, start from here your discovery of Venice

The brand new AC Hotel Venezia, strategically located at the “entrance” of Venice, is the ideal starting point of the city discovery. It is located close to Piazzale Roma, the final bus and car terminal, two minutes walking from Santa Lucia Railway Station and from the waterbus stop and only 20 minutes ride from the Venice Marco Polo Airport. A modern design Hotel combined with Venetian style details. 79 rooms, among which 3 Junior Suites and 14 Superior Canal View rooms, equipped with every comfort; a cozy AC Lounge where chilling out after a day spent to discover the city with the world-famous Venetian aperitif: the Spritz, or where enjoying one of our specialties. After a short and pleasant walk, while getting lost in the labyrinth of Venetian calli, you can easily reach Rialto Bridge, St Mark Square and all the interesting places you can meet along your way.

SKI WITH MAX in Chamonix

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

TRAVEL DATES: March 5 – 12, 2023

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • ­­­7 nights lodging at La Folie Douce Hotel
  • ­­­Transfers from Geneva
  • Welcome Social
  • Breakfast and dinners included daily

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • Land package starting at: $1,695 per person, based on double occupancy

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing.

Chamonix is a vibrant town known as a world-class ski resort and a mountaineering destination. Situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, it is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain peaking at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m).

The pisted ski terrain in Chamonix ranges in altitude from 950m to 3300m, with the backcountry skiing offers much more in terms of altitude, vertical descent and difficulty. There are around 150km of pistes, accessed by a total of 65 ski lifts split between the main ski areas and the low mountain beginner zones. Chamonix has 6 green pistes, 30 blue pistes, 31 red pistes and 10 black pistes.

All 250 bedrooms offer an outstanding view of the mountains

Under the artistic direction of Kely Starlight, the legendary La Folie Douce Après-Ski Party offers an energetic mix of funky and energising tunes. The contrast of hot urban sounds with amazing scenery completes the fantasy of an Après-Ski which is as timeless as it is cool. Singers, big-screen projections and breathtaking light shows, La Folie Douce clubbing is unique, fun, funky and most definitely unforgettable!

The Janssen is the ideal observation point to marvel at the ever-changing magnificence of the Mont Blanc. Here you can snuggle in a book or two and contemplate the landscape while enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail. The perfect haven to relax in a tribute to the great history of Chamonix and its adventurers.

Club Med – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2022

Soak up the sun in this action-packed, tropical oasis – a perfect getaway for all.

Punta Cana is the ultimate Club Med experience for an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic. Cocktail by the pool, siesta under the palm trees, circus and and numerous other activities – absolutely everything you could wish for to create magic moments.

Welcome to the world’s biggest sports academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground, or in the air: all-terrain activities are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new thrills, or find joy in improving your technique in a friendly setting. Would you rather take it easy? We have tranquil beaches and several relaxing activities, to combine with fun-packed evenings. If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions. Exceptional sports and group lessons are available for all skill sets. Beginners and experienced sportsmen alike have access to state-of-the-art equipment and expert instruction from G.O’s trained in their discipline.

GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS RESORT

Staying on Hispaniola Island, in a warm and friendly Resort with a new, exclusive Zen Oasis for adults

Strolling in colorful gardens and along a half-mile stretch of beach, or trying your hand at sailing or stand up paddle boarding

Enjoying a massage under a palapa at Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE or a round of Golf near Club Med

A really relaxing family vacation in a 70 sq meter Suite in the Exclusive Collection Space

Activities

LAND SPORT

  • Archery School
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School

LEISURE

  • Dance classes
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Swimming Pool Activities

WATER SPORT

  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing school
  • Water ski off site
  • Kitesurfing

Accommodation

Family Superior Room
These centrally located rooms are on the ground or second floors, and are designed to be bright and comfortable. Gaze out over the coconut groves and the royal poinciana trees.
  • Surface: 312 sqft
  • Capacity: 1 – 3 people
  • Strengths: Lounge
  • Equipments: Telephone, Internet, Television(s), Iron, ironing-board, Tea Kettle, Sofa, Air conditioning / Heating system, Baby bed (on demand), Baby welcome pack, Safe deposit box, Socket type B: 100-127 V
  • Services: Transfer for G.M® with transfer package, Laundry service (extra charge), Beach towel, Luggage service, Cleaning on demand
  • Categories: Superior

Restaurants

SAMANA

Newly enhanced! Completely redecorated and redesigned, this spacious restaurant near the main bar and lagoon pool welcomes you mornings, lunchtime and evenings with friends and family for international cuisine from the buffet.
Restaurant with tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for little ones.

HISPANIOLA

Newly enhanced! This restaurant welcomes you for sumptuous international cuisine served from the buffet, close to the water’s edge. The view over the lagoon from the superb terrace will take your breath away. Tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for babies.

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! In a charming waterside location with a wonderful view over the lagoon, this restaurant, bar, and lounge had a total makeover this winter and is the ideal venue for relaxing gourmet moments.
You can have a late breakfast, a light lunch by the water, or get a tasty takeaway to eat on the beach.
You can also dine in an idyllic setting with table service (booking required). Enjoy local specialties, fish, and seafood in a quiet ambiance.
As the night goes on, the restaurant turns nightclub and you can dance the night away under the stars.
The bar is open all day, for drinks and refreshments a stone’s throw from the water.

Bars

HIBISCUS BAR & LOUNGE

This new adults-only bar provides the perfect Zen atmosphere to enjoy our peaceful vacation ambiance while relaxing poolside. Enjoy healthy smoothies, teas and light snacks while blissfully soaking in the sun.

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! On one of the island’s finest beaches in the shade of the coconut palms, this bar has a touch of the exotic and a festive note, with its spacious dance floor, and terrace with a commanding view of the sea. An ideal spot for a refreshing pause in the daytime or to learn to dance the Bachata and the Merengue. At night the stars shine bright between the coconut trees.The bar also serves light snacks.

CIELO

Located on the first floor of the main building opposite the swimming pool, this bar has beautifully refined decor. Take the time to enjoy the tranquillity of the sea view from the terrace. Cigar humidor (at extra cost).

LA CAVE

La Cave wine cellar* offers a wide selection of the finest French & world wines, champagnes and premium spirits, as well as a VIP table service at all the restaurants & bars in the Resort. You can also enjoy a glass of wine from the comfort of your room and even under the stars on the beach.
(*At extra cost).

Dates:

  • November 7 – 10, 2022

Price per person:

  • $489
  • No supplement for single rooms
  • +$60 in membership fees
  • $40 RT transfers for Airport to resort/person

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior B room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque Du Soleil
*
Play golf with the most spectacular views
*
Comtemplate the ocean from the Indigo Beach Lounge
*
Press pause and relax at the Zen Oasis

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • The Dominican Republic in brief
  • Surface area: 48,670 sq km
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Currency: the Dominican Peso.

Make the most of your stay in the Dominican Republic to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
La Romana is 90 km from Club Med. It has brightly colored, picturesque wooden houses, the Duarte Park, the Church of Santa Rosa de Lima and Caleton Beach.
The capital, Santo Domingo, is 200 km from Club Med. The first city of the New World, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Join Marion and a group of fun loving travelers

marion@alpineadventures.net

1-800-755-1330 Ext 208

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SKI GROUP TO PALISADES TAHOE, LAKE TAHOE, CA – AAA FOUR DIAMOND RESORT

TRAVEL DATES: JAN 21 – 28, 2023
PALISADES TAHOE [formally Squaw Valley]
PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 7 nights in Deluxe King or Twin Queen Bed Room:
    Double occupancy $2,395

    Single supplement +$1,199

  • 7 nights in Fireplace King Bed Suite:
    Double occupancy $2,695
    Single supplement +$1,199

OPTIONAL:

  • 10% Discount on IKON pass (discount applied to trip package)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip Air NY – RNO (call for other departure cities)
  • 7 nights at Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe
  • Ski in / Ski out
  • Free hotel shuttle and Mountaineer Shuttle
  • All rooms have Bathrobes, Mini-refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker
  • Private Transfers
  • All Taxes
  • Porterage (round trip)
  • Champagne Welcome
  • Suite includes living room with gas fireplace, full-size sofa sleeper, resort-style kitchenette w/mini-refrigerator; two-burner stove top, microwave, dishwasher, and china, glassware, silverware and dining table seats four to six

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA

Just minutes from North Lake Tahoe, California, Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond hotel that offers lodging and rental options in Squaw Valley. This resort offers ski, spa, wedding, and golf packages, as well as, vacation rental options.
Resort at Squaw Creek offers luxurious Lake Tahoe accommodations with grand picture windows that reveal sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, ancient Ponderosa pine forests, and lush meadows. To complement the spectacular Lake Tahoe outdoor environment, each room and suite presents muted tones and rich textures, which create an inviting ambiance that helps you feel at home here in Squaw Valley.

SKI GROUP – Sölden and Salzburg, Austria 2023

TRAVEL DATES: JAN 27 – FEB 7, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 7 nights in Sölden and 3 nights in Salzburg :
    Double occupancy $3,450
    Single supplement +$1,100

OPTIONAL:

  • Sölden Otztal
    5 out of 7-day adult ski pass approx. $305
  • Group Discounted Ski Equipment Rental
  • Optional Evening w/Dinner at Aqua Dome Thermal Resort (near Solden) – Fantastic!
  • Optional Trip Insurance (with Cancel-For-Any-Reason rider)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round Trip Miami – Salzburg (call for other departure cities)
  • Private Transfers from the airport to/from hotels
  • Welcome presentation 
  • 7 nights lodging in Hotel Backelar Wirt 3-STAR Superior (including $28 city tax), directly next to the new Gaislachkoglbahn gondola
  • Terry Robes in 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
  • 3 nights lodging w/ breakfast, Salzburg 4-star hotel (city center)
  • Panorama City Tour of Salzburg included
  • All Taxes 

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Solden, Otztal Valley, Austria

The Sölden ski area ranks among the most renowned ski areas in the Alps. And with good reason thanks to its high Alpine altitude between 1350 and 3340 meters above sea level, two glacier Ski Mountains and top modern snow-making systems, there is reliable snow from October through May. Sölden is the largest ski resort in the Oetztal valley with an extensive network of slopes (145km) with an equally impressive lift system; more than 30 mountain huts in which to quench the thirst; and a lively après-ski scene in town.
Sölden’s peaks are so spectacular that the location was used to film portions of the James Bond movie Spectre. Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit, and the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at the Rettenbach Glacier down to Sölden is the region’s longest ski trail at 15km with nearly 2,000m change in altitude. There is a second glacier and dramatic viewing platforms from the top of the Mountain.
The town of Sölden’s main street is filled with buzzing bars, clubs, shops and restaurants. Five other ski resorts reside in the Oetztal Valley, including Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Hochoetz-Kuehtai, Vent, Niederthai and Gries.

The 3* superior hotel Bäckelar Wirt

The 3* superior hotel Bäckelar Wirt in Sölden is THE playground for sports enthusiasts. Close to the mountains, bustling, with a sense for the contemporary. Enjoy the perfect fusion of a laid-back atmosphere and high standards – be it in the rooms and suites, in the wellness area, at the breakfast buffet or during a delicious multi-course dinner. Directly located at the Bikepark at the end of the trails and only about 100 meters from the Gaislachkogl cableway station, Bäckelar Wirt is a must for those who want to fly high. Hosts and guests live an active lifestyle, which can be sensed all over the place. Even in the rooms, where soft tones, cubic forms, no-frill design and wooden elements merge. Panoramic views included.

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria. The town is on the site of the Roman settlement of Iuvavum. Salzburg was founded in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. Its main sources of income were salt extraction, trade and gold-mining. The fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, dates from the 11th century. In the 17th century, Salzburg became a center of the Counter-Reformation, with monasteries and numerous Baroque churches built.
Salzburg’s historic center is renowned for its Baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city-centers north of the Alps. The historic center was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also visit Salzburg to tour the historic center and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg is also the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is considered one of the greatest composers of all time.

SKI GROUP – 4✯ & 5✯ LUXURY – Val-d’Isère and Lyon, France 2023

TRAVEL DATES: JAN 27 – FEB 4, 2023
LYON EXTENSION: FEB 4 – 6, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • PACKAGE PRICE: $2,295
  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: (+)$950

OPTIONAL:

  • Val D’Isere Ski Passes 5-day
    adult $295 (2022)
    senior 65+ $245
  • Optional Trip Insurance

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Private Transfers from the airport to/from hotels
  • 7 nights lodging in 4-star Hotel Ormelune
  • Daily breakfast buffet and dinner

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

Call 954-564-6722 Ext 3212
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Val-d’Isère

Val-d’Isère is a premium alpine resort in France that oozes charm & panache, plus also happens to have some of the very best ski terrain in the world and outstanding panoramic views of the French Alps. This world-class resort has earned its reputation as one of France’s top ski destinations.
Along with nearby and connected Tignes ski resort, Val-d’Isère, forms the French Alps self-titled “Most Beautiful Ski Area in the World.” Tignes-Val-d’Isère was formerly known as ‘Espace Killy’, named after Jean-Claude Killy, the legendary French champion alpine ski racer who dominated the sport in the late 1960s. It is arguably the most user friendly major European resort, has a staggering amount of skiing, and gets the most reliable snow, a combo that is hard to beat.
Along with the neighboring Tignes, Val d’Isère offers 300km of piste, 78 ski lifts, 10,000 ac of off-piste, and 2 glaciers (both available in summer). It’s mega! The resorts are linked by a variety of state-of-the-art lifts, effectively creatively one massive ski resort! See the Tignes-Val d’Isere ski trail map. The base of Val d’Isère sits at 1850 meters and from there, the pistes climb up to 3488 meters, at the Pointe du Montet and the Pissaillas glacier.
Some of the world’s best skiers leave their tracks here. The resort has hosted Olympic and World Cup downhill competitions, as well as the Alpine Ski World Championships.

4-Star Hotel Ormelune

The Four-Star Hotel Ormelune is located in the heart of Val d’Isère and welcomes you with modern facilities and decoration. The south facing rooms overlooking the ski runs have balconies with magnificent mountain views. The restaurant of the hotel Ormelune welcomes you for dinner and offers contemporary French cuisine. The bar welcomes you in a cozy atmosphere. Ski slopes are just a stone’s throw to the hotel.

lyon

France’s second largest city and A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has 2,000 years of history imprinted on its streets (many cobblestone). Explore this history in Vieux Lyon (one of Europe’s most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods) and Lyon’s two Roman amphitheaters, which still stage rock concerts today. It’s no wonder Lyon is a popular area for travelers, known for its wonderful food, first-class shopping, antique markets, vibrant theatre and music festivals, and a range of interesting museums.
The Sofitel Lyon Bellecour is a five-star hotel is located on the banks of the Rhône river near the Vieux Lyon, World Heritage Site, Place Bellecour, Parc de la Tête d’Or and the city’s countless museums and cultural attractions. The Sofitel Lyon Bellecour offers a very comfortable stay in the center of Lyon. Featuring and extensive breakfast buffet, you get to enjoy a wonderful view over Lyon. The hotel also has a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant “Les Trois Dômes.”

5-star Sofitel Hotel

Located in the heart of Lyon, on the banks of the Rhône river near the Vieux Lyon, World Heritage Site, Parc de la Tête d’Or and the city’s countless museums and cultural attractions. Only 4-minute walk from Place Bellecour, Sofitel Lyon Bellecour offers 5-star accommodations with a wellness area and a fitness center.
The breakfast buffet is open for hotel customers to enjoy a wonderful view over Lyon. Also, the terrasse Good Times is open to everyone for lunch with a menu made of local products. Hotel guests only are welcome to have dinner in the restaurant. So FIT offers Biologique Recherche treatments, which have amazing results, or Deep Nature massages for a more cocooning moment. Discover the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant “Les Trois Dômes”, a new panoramic restaurant , and the cocktail bar “Le Melhor”.

SUMMER 2022 SKIING GROUP TRIP TO CHILE

Nevados de Chillan

Located in Chile’s southern region, Nevados de Chillan ski area is spread across the skirt of an active volcano Chillan and is one of the few resorts in Chile with tree skiing and hot springs. The resort enjoys some of Chile’s best snow conditions with an average snowfall of 25 ft and a diverse spread of terrain offering something for all ability levels. Nevados de Chillan in Chile is great for beginners and intermediates, but the feature of this ski resort is the interesting off-piste terrain that’s come about from a history of rivers of lava flow (none of them recently). Nevados de Chillan is renowned for its great backcountry ski touring opportunities, and the resort also offers cat skiing and heli-skiing.

Nevados de Chillan is a bit more off the radar compared to Portillo and Valle Nevado so it is rare to find long lift lines and tons of skiers tracking out the resort. Unlike Portillo and Valle Nevado, Nevados de Chillan offers tree skiing (when the snow conditions are very good). The unique feature of this resort is its natural outdoor thermal pools and one of the largest spa centers. The resort is also the only ski center in Chile that has a neighboring town, Las Trancas with more of a local’s vibe and plenty of entertaining restaurants and bars. Expert terrain around the volcano is endless. While most of the resort lacks the super steeps found in Portillo Resort to the north, most of the area is un-groomed with countless options for off-piste and backcountry exploring. It also has the longest ski run in South America (8 miles and it’s called Tres Marias), and is the only one with direct access to the thermal pools.

The off-piste and backcountry terrain is the real highlight here. You can ski tour here for days, exploring nearby valleys, summiting the volcanoes, ski some serious verticals and at the end of the day, soak in at the natural hot springs.

With a 7 nights package in Termas, you get 2 nights for free at the Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel!

TRAVEL DATES:

August 18-27, 2022

Package Inclusions

  • 2 nights stay in shared double occupancy in the Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel (August 18-20)
  • Round trip private transfer by motorcoach from/to Concepcion Airport to/from Hotel Termas de Chillan
  • 7 nights stay in shared double occupancy (Forest View) in Hotel Termas de Chillan (Saturday to Saturday; August 20-27)
  • Full-board meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Drinks are not included)
  • $50 food and beverage included as additional value
  • Welcome Reception with a welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres
  • Free access to the full Spa Center (Indoor and Outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam baths, and jacuzzi)
  • All resort fees and taxes

Package Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Lift Tickets (approx. cost $75 per day)
  • Ski Rentals

Price per person: $3,439.00

*This package price is based on a minimum of 20 people traveling

Single supplement available and upon request
Room Upgrades are available and upon request
Optional Trip Extension to Santiago and Valparaiso

Payment Schedule:

Deposit Payment: 50% at the time of booking
Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

If the reservation is canceled 65 days prior to departure, the deposit payment is fully refundable
If the reservation is canceled within 64 days prior to departure, the full payment is non-refundable.

Hotel Termas de Chillan

On the sunny side of the Andean Mountain range where snow from currents of the Pacific Ocean ensures an extended ski season, the hotel nestles in the heart of Termas de Chillán, famous for its soothing thermal hot springs from which it takes its name. This is the largest, most varied skiable terrain in the country, with above-treeline powder bowls, natural half pipes, off-piste trails, and South America’s longest ski run, the 8-mile Las Tres Marias.

Between the forest and The Mountain, 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort. Nature itself makes each of these private sanctuaries uniquely rustic yet sophisticated. All rooms are equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, safety box, mini-bar, air conditioning, and thermal insulation.

At Arboleda restaurant, the freshest, most exceptional local ingredients get transformed into gourmet seasonal dishes for you to savor from morning till night. Experienced chefs create classic and inventive dishes that reflect the nobility of The Mountain. Bar La Grieta further elevates your Termas de Chillán gastronomic journey.

The grand mountain is matched by one of the most expansive spas in Chile. Immerse yourself in restorative tranquility at ALUNCO with its extensive variety of treatments delivered by highly trained experts in separate sanctuaries dedicated to women and men.

  • 109 well-appointed rooms
  • Heated common areas
  • Restaurants
  • Game rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Store
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness gym
  • Children’s daycare center
  • Full-service hot springs spa
  • 3 hot springs pools (one indoor and two outdoor)
  • Pools: one outdoor and one indoor pool with an outdoor exit
  • Spa with all types of healing therapies and relaxation

Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel

Located in the cultural and historical hub of Santiago, The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel invites guests to embody its unique spirit through relaxation and singular satisfaction. Providing excellent service in an elegant atmosphere, the hotel offers perfectly balanced architecture, distinctive design and gastronomy which integrates the essence of the area. An array of experiences, flavours and rest in Chile’s cultural gallery awaits you.

Retreat to an area of exceptional warmth and relaxation, with a design that combines classic and contemporary style. The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel provides elegant yet simple accommodations in spacious rooms and suites ranging from 269 to 861 square feet. Interior decor includes traditional furniture and beds designed for deep, comfortable sleep with high thread-count sheets. Everything is set within a quiet and impeccable atmosphere of tranquility, featuring marble bathrooms, large executive working desks, minibar with soft drinks, in-room safe and coffeemaker.

Discover incredible Chilean flavors you won’t find any other place. A point of reference for food connoisseurs, the excellence of our gastronomy is based on French techniques using high-quality products from all over the country, served in a sophisticated setting with excellence. Don’t miss savoring a special moment at our Rooftop Bar, an unrivaled gem with a privileged view of historic San Cristobal Hill.

And don’t forget what Warren Miller has always told you “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll only be one year older when you do.” …don’t make it two.

CIRCLE OREGON TOUR PACKAGE

Itinerary

DAY 1, OCT 3

Airport Individual arrivals and self check in to hotel – Welcome Dinner

DAY 2, OCT 4

Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls & Wine Tour combo

Duration: 8 hours / Depart: 8:30am
Includes: Visit to 2 Waterfalls, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Wine Tasting at 2 Vineyards, Water
Walking rating: 2 (scale 1 easy / 5 difficult)

Columbia Gorge Waterfalls: Rated as the most visited natural site in Oregon, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area is just a short 30-minute drive east of Portland. On this tour, we will visit a few more waterfalls and historic landmarks such as Latourell Falls and Crown Point Vista House. Our enthusiastic guides will introduce you to the most amazing sites on this tour providing a comprehensive narrative of this spectacular landscape and its transformative history.

Lunch on own: Historic Old Town Hood River

Columbia River AVA Wineries: The Columbia Gorge Wine Region is home to more than 65 wineries, along a 40-mile stretch of the Columbia River. Although the Columbia River AVA encompasses both sides of the River in Oregon and Washington states, we’ll visit two select wineries within the Hood River Valley region of Oregon.

OVERNIGHT – PORTLAND – Dinner on own

DAY 3, OCT 5

Portland to Newport – Central Oregon Coast (136 miles)

Oregon Coastal Tour
Depart: 8:00am
Walking rating: 1-5 (scale 1 easy / 5 difficult)

Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas including Dramatic Cliffs, Offshore Rocks & Monoliths, Wide Sandy Beaches, Majestic Capes, Historic lighthouses, enchanted forests, and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home.

Stops may include:
● Lincoln City, Taft, bayside rest stop
● ***Optional stop for lunch at Chinook Winds oceanside casino (5-6 dining options) – on own
● Scenic Otter crest Loop and overlook w/gift shop free time
● Yaquina Head Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area

OVERNIGHT – NEWPORT  – Dinner on own

DAY 4, OCT 6

Newport – Central Oregon Coast – BEND (240 miles)

Drive Oregon Coast to Florence:
Depart: 9:00am
● Sea Lion Caves – largest natural sea cave in the US
● Lunch on own – Old Town Florence
● Head inland to Eugene – rest stop at 5th Street Public Market
● Arrive Bend – Check in to hotel Walking rating: 2 (scale 1 easy / 5 difficult) Wheelchair accessible – (Foldable non-motorized wheelchairs only – must be able to ascend/descend bus steps)

OVERNIGHT – BEND 3 nights Dinner on own

DAY 5, OCT 7

Free Day in Bend

Free day to explore Old Town or Old Mill District or optional tour excursions:
● Horseback riding
● SUP or Tubing the Deschutes River – Bend Mills District
● Mountain Biking
● Lava Tubes Spelunking
● Whitewater Rafting
● Canoeing or Kayaking

DAY 6, OCT 8

Bend – Crater Lake – Bend (290 miles)

Depart: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Walking rating: 1-5 (scale 1 easy / 5 difficult)

Includes: Entrance fee to Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake:
● Crater Lake National Park (full day)
● Crater Lake Lodge
● Ranger talks on Lake Rim Overlook
● Visitor Centers
● Lunch on own: Lodge or Village cafe (optional box lunch – $20p.p.)

OVERNIGHT – BEND Dinner on own

DAY 7, OCT 9

Bend – Portland (290 miles)

Depart: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Walking rating: 1-5 (scale 1 easy / 5 difficult)

Includes: Entrance fee to Smith Rock

● Smith Rock State Park – Optional walk or hike
● Madras – Lunch on own – Madras Brewing company
● Historic Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood
● Check in to Hotel – Portland

OVERNIGHT – PORTLAND FAREWELL DINNER

Dates:

  • October 3 – 9, 2021

Price:

  • Prices are as follows and based on 20 PAX min
  • Per person shared room $2,629.00
  • Single supplement $679.00
  • $500.00 deposit upon registration
  • final payment due no later than 08/13/2021

Included:

  • 3 nights hotel Embassy Suites Downtown Portland or similar with buffet breakfast + evening reception
  • 1 night hotel Elizabeth Street Inn in Newport or similar with breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel Riverhouse on the Deschutes or similar in Bend with daily breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Mothers Bistro in Portland or sim.
  • Farewell dinner at Portland City grill or sim.
  • Private motor coach during all tours and tour guide
  • All visits mentioned in the program except on Day 5.
  • Assistance of an Anywhere Adventures representative throughout the tour.

Excluded:

  • All tours or activities not mentioned on the program.
  • Optional activities in Bend: Horseback riding, tubing, whitewater rafting to be booked directly.
  • Drinks and all personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance (optional)
    You can purchase insurance here: https://purchase.april-usa.com/alp/alpagent/single-trip
  • RT Airfare to Portland OR.

Terms and conditions:

  • Deposit is fully refundable until 07/15/2021.
  • From 07/16/21 till 08/12/21 $250.00 cancel fee per person.
  • From 08/13/21 till 09/01/21 50% of package cost.
  • From 9/02/21 until departure nonrefundable (unless Oregon regulations would not allow us to run the trip)

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Join Marion and a group of fun loving travelers

marion@alpineadventures.net

1-800-755-1330 Ext 208

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Steamboat CO 2022

AIR INCLUDED! Ski Pass included

TRAVEL DATES: JAN 29 – FEB 5, 2022
Round Trip Air non-stop from NYC/JFK
AA 1553 29JAN JFK/EGE HK40 10:00A 12:55P
AA 2850 05FEB EGE/JFK HK34 11:15P 5:10P
PRICE:

  • Package Price is for double occupancy: Two queens or one king bed Hotel Room: $2,395
  • Single Supplement: +$999
  • Optional 6-day +$65 [optional IKON discounted lift ticket available]
  • Optional Trip Insurance

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • AIR INCLUDED Non-stop from NYC/JFK
  • Recently renovated Ptarmigan Inn – ski in / ski out
  • 7 Nights, daily full breakfast
  • Taxes
  • Transfers from airport
  • 5 out of 7 day Steamboat Ski Pass INCLUDED
  • Welcome Reception with hosted beer, wine & cheese/crudités
  • All Taxes and fuel charges

Lee Grossman, a world traveler and avid skier, put together this amazing package for your next ski vacation to Europe!

Direct line 24/7: 561 742 4041
Toll-free: 800 755 1330
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Winter Activities

The Steamboat Ski Resort offers almost 3000 acres of terrain for all abilities and skill levels. Known for its ‘Champagne Powder’ snow and runs to satisfy experts and beginners alike, skiers and boarders visiting Steamboat will be sure to find a plethora of runs they will never forget.

When there’s snow on the ground, Steamboat Springs truly comes to life. A magical winter wonderland, Ptarmigan Inn is the ultimate basecamp for travelers wanting to ski, snowboard, ice climbing, ice skating, sleigh rides and do winter the Steamboat way. Hop on a snowmobile and explore places.

The Mountain Awaits

Enjoy a mountain of amenities while staying at the Ptarmigan Inn. Situated at the base of the mountain adjacent to the gondola at Steamboat Ski Resort, they make it easy for guests to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer with ease.

If you would like to be taken care of while you’re on vacation, there are many great options for massages, acupuncture, body wraps and all sorts of other spa treatments.

Just 7 miles outside of Steamboat is one of the most popular and attractive hot springs facilities in Colorado. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is truly a can’t-miss Steamboat experience that is open year-round. It features hot spring pools of varying sizes and temperatures, with the warmest hovering around 105 degrees. The sculpted masonry surrounding each pool is fabulously designed.

While Ptarmigan Inn might be the first in the region, there’s nothing old school about their rooms. Completely redesigned with a modern aesthetic, each room features a pristine white color palette with pops of bright colors. Not your dad’s mountain lodge, they are loaded with style and amenities like a refrigerator and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cool isn’t just the weather in Steamboat; it’s a state of mind.

Zermatt 2022

AIR INCLUDED!

TRAVEL DATES: FEB 4 – 12, 2022

PRICE:

  • Classic Room double occupancy $2,995
  • Standard Room, single +$475
  • Optional Group Discounted Zermatt/International ski pass 6-day $440, Zermatt only ski pass 4-day $290 or Discounted IKON Base Pass (5-day Zermatt only) $700
  • Optional Trip Insurance
  • Optional Tour of Montreux and area available, cheese, chocolate

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • AIR INCLUDED Non-stop Swiss Air JFK – ZRH [no added cost for skis]
  • Private Transfers from airport to/from Zermatt
  • 7 nights lodging in 4-star Hotel Alex*
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Daily breakfast buffet and Gourmet dinner with culinary surprise
  • *Grotto pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, magic shower, fitness
  • All Air Taxes and fuel charges
  • Based on Currency of 1.12 USD to 1 CHF

Lee Grossman, a world traveler and avid skier, put together this amazing package for your next ski vacation to Europe!

Direct line 24/7: 561 742 4041
Toll-free: 800 755 1330
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland is considered by many to be one of the best resorts in Europe, if not the world. With the amazing Matterhorn looming high over town, Zermatt is certainly one of the most recognizable which fits the bill for many of the aspects that skiers & snowboarders are looking for on a quintessential Europe ski holiday.

It feels like you can ski Zermatt forever, with vast terrain and cruising intermediate runs that seem to never end. For those without superhuman fitness, thankfully many of slopes are intersected with fabulous mountain restaurants where you can have a lavish long lunch.

The views across many of the European ski resorts are fantastic, but Zermatt ski resort is in a class of its own. The resort sits at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn (4478m) and on the flanks of the heavily glaciated Monte Rosa (4634m). To say the scenery is incredible is understating it. Zermatt has maintained some of its traditional European charm with a preserved ‘old town’, car free all year round & with the occasional horse drawn carriage travelling down the cobblestone streets. The ski region encompasses 360 km of pistes. The region called “Matterhorn glacier paradise” is Europe’s largest and highest lying ski region. The snow-assured region has three varied ski areas: Sunnega-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, and Scwarzee/Matterhon glacier.

Zermatt skiing is big, but the terrain becomes gargantuan for a few extra francs to get the interlinked lift pass with Cervinia-Valtournenche in Italy. One would be remiss in skiing Zermatt without at least heading to one of Cervinia’s rifugios for lunch!

One of Zermatt’s leading hotels, the unique Hotel Alex enjoys a superb central location and is beautifully furnished throughout, combining the modern and traditional for a luxurious ‘boutique’ feel. Family-run for over 50 years, the hotel receives consistently good feedback for its gourmet cuisine, excellent facilities and high level of service.

Sestriere 2022 – Presidents’ Week

February President’s Week 2022

TRAVEL DATES: February 18-26, 2022
PRICE (AIR INCLUDED): February 18-26, 2022

  • Superior Room double occupancy $2,095
  • Standard Room, single +$499
  • Optional 6-day Milky Way Adult ski pass (incl. 1-day French side) approx. $250, 4-Day Senior pass approx. $125 (2022 Est. pricing)
  • Optional Trip Insurance

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • AIR INCLUDED Emirates Non-Stop JFK round trip to Milan (no added charge for skis)
  • Private Round Trip Transfers from airport to/from hotel
  • 7 nights lodging Hotel Cristallo 4-STAR, 20m to the slopes!
  • Terry Robes & Slippers
  • Wellness Lounge Spa with Sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, Gym
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Daily buffet breakfast and gourmet dinners
  • All Taxes

Lee Grossman, a world traveler and avid skier, put together this amazing package for your next ski vacation to Europe!

Direct line 24/7: 561 742 4041
Toll-free: 800 755 1330
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Sestriere ski resort Italy has one of the highest Italian ski resort bases at 2,035m elevation, guaranteeing wonderful snow conditions. It Is the main resort within the huge Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski region and ski pass which links Sestriere’s neighbors Oulx (Sauze d’Oulx), Sansicario, Cesana, Claviere, and Montgenevre across the border in France.

The Via Lattea gives Sestriere skiers access to over 400km of ski runs serviced by 70 lifts. For those up to the challenge, skiing the entire Via Lattea in a day is possible following the ‘Giro Della Via Lattea. Much like the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites, the tour will showcase the entire region and is reasonably well signposted and straightforward to follow. Start early though!

The Hotel Cristallo’s excellent position at the foot of the pistes and the spacious public areas makes it very popular. This prime location means quick access to both the centre of town where there’s over 100 shops, bars and restaurants and direct access to the impressive 400 kilometre ski area of the famous Milky Way.

This is a modern hotel that’s perfect for skiers wanting to be in the middle of it all with everything on your doorstep, as well as a hotel which will well and truly have everything you need. You’ll get a welcome drink on arrival and you can enjoy a few more at the hotel’s well stocked bar. Between 4-6pm the hotel offers free afternoon tea and biscuits, a great little snack to keep you going until dinner. Evening meals are taken in the Cristallo Di Neve restaurant. There’s a mix of national and international dishes, with most of the indigence sourced locally. As much thought and effort goes into the presentation as it does in coming up with the delicious dishes on offer.

If skiing wasn’t enough to get your daily exercise quota, you can hit the hotel’s gym with a few bits to keep you busy. We prefer the small spa though, chilling in the jacuzzi, cleansing in the Turkish bath or just sprawled out in the relaxation area – all included in the cost. Massages and beauty treatments are also available at an additional local cost payable locally.

Club Med Florida November 2021

Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Dates:

  • November 8 – 11, 2021

Price:

  • from $459 per person, double occupancy + $60.00 membership fees
  • No additional charge for single room – limited availability

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Parking fees: $15.00 daily
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses

Payment policy:

  • $200.00 deposit (refundable minus $75.00 up to August 01, 2021)
  • Final payment due date: September 01’20

Cancellation policy:

  • From registration day to 15 days prior to arrival : trip is refundable minus $75.00 to be given in the form of a future trip credit.
  • From 14 days prior to arrival day : no refunds will be given unless you have purchased travel insurance and you are cancelling for a covered reason.

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

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

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BEST OF SUNNY PORTUGAL 2022

Itinerary

DAY 1. PORTO

Arrival at Porto airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink at the hotel. And free time. Dinner in local restaurant/local house wine. Over-night in Porto.

DAY 2. PORTO

Breakfast at the hotel. With a magnificent location near the mouth of the Douro and an architectonic ensemble of exceptional value, the historic centre of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the 12th century Cathedral (visit to the cloisters is not included), the Church of São Francisco (whose interior is covered with gold) is one of the most remarkable examples of Portuguese Baroque. Also discover other important places, such as the Lello Bookstore, the Majestic Café and the magnificent São Bento Station. Free time for lunch. We then continue heading for the Serralves Park which extends from the House of Serralves on 18 hectares including gardens, forests, a rose garden and a romantic lake which are a reak refuge for those who want to a short escape from the city. The day ends with a 50 minutes boat trip on the Douro river and a visit to a Port Wine Cellar to taste 5 superior wines along with cheese & cured dried sausage. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Porto.

DAY 3. PORTO | COIMBRA | TOMAR | ÉVORA

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We descend to Coimbra, the city of students, so called to host one the first universities in Europe and the largest in the country. Stroll in the oldest part of Coimbra, made of narrow and steep streets that lead to the top of the hill. Continue to Tomar, a templar town with Convento de Cristo (exterior). Spend some free time before departing to Évora. Overnight in Évora


DAY 4. ÉVORA

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Évora, a World Heritage Site: bright surrounded by ramparts, it houses a superb monumental complex including the Roman Temple of Diana, the imposing Cathedral, the Church of São Francisco and its mysterious Chapel of Bones (entrance). We will also visit a cork house, to find out a bit more of this beautiful art, how it’s made and what are the products. Then, it’s time to have a wonderful picnic lunch in a local winery. Rest of day free. Overnight.

DAY 5. ÉVORA | BEJA | ALBUFEIRA | PORTIMÃO

Continuation to Beja, capital of the region of Lower Alentejo known by its former convent of Our Lady of Conception where lived Mariana Al-coforado, nun who wrote the “Lettres Portugaises” to Noel Chamilly, Count of Saint-Light when he returned to France, after his campaign as a soldier in Alentejo. Arrive in Algarve. First stop will be in Albufeira for some free time to shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Porti-mão.

DAY 6. PORTIMÃO | LAGOS | SAGRES | PORTIMÃO

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day discovery of the western Algarve region: Portimão located on the bank of the Arade with its narrow streets where you can enjoy typical houses facades and friezes of azulejos, iron balconies and faience balustrades. Next is Lagos, the city where the caravels loaded with gold, ivory and slaves arrived. In 1578, starting point of the Portuguese fleet, commanded by Dom Sebastião, for the con-quest of Alcazarquibir, it became a famous seaside resort. Sagres promontory known for its fortress (overview). Return to Portimão. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 7. PORTIMÃO | AZEITÃO | LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel and. We continue north to Lisbon with a stop in Azeitão, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Spend time at the centuries-old Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery. Embark on a tour followed by a tasting of local wines, including muscatel. Arrival in Lisbon and overnight.

DAY 8. LISBON | SINTRA | CASCAIS | ESTORIL | LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards Sintra, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the charms and history of the town that enchanted kings and poets. Visit to Sintra’s Royal Palace. If the weather allows, we will stop at the western point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. On the way to Cascais along the coast, be dazzled by the seascape. In Estoril, place where Ian Fleming got the idea for the James Bond movies, we highlight the gardens of the Casino. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon

DAY 9. LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure do the district of Castelo on a convenient TukTuk ride towards the Castle of São Jorge, located on the highest hill of Lisbon, one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. Then we will descend the old district of Alfama, known by its white houses, labyrinthine streets, inner courtyards and dead ends. Free time for lunch. We leave for Belém, where monuments referring to the Maritime Discovery era in the 15th and 16th centuries were built, such as the Belém tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jerónimos Monas-tery. Rest of day free. This night you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Lisbon

DAY 10. LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel and free time until transfer to Lisbon airport. End of our services.

Selected Hotels

Carris Porto Ribeira 4* Hotel

Situated in Porto’s historic Ribeira district, the hotel is on a pretty cobblestone street and is just up the street from Ribeira Plaza. There are plenty of things to see and do in the local area, from boat tours on the river, a traditional fruit market, and many different bars and restaurants. The property is ideally situated for tourists wanting to see the main sights of Porto on foot. Just a five-minute walk away are many historic sights. The Carris Porto Ribeira hotel is partially set in a medieval fourteenth century building which has been carefully refurbished. The property is appealing to those who have an interest in history and architecture, as many original features still remain. It is said that parts of the building’s basement were used as prison cells in medieval times, and that the area now used as a tapas bar was once a chapel. The lobby and public areas of the hotel are now a stunning blend of history and modern design.

M’AR de Ar Muralhas 4* Hotel In Evora

Hotel MAR De AR Muralhas is located in the historic center of Evora, right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, within a 5-minute walk of the well-known Giraldo Square, the nerve center of this magnificent city and capital of the kingdom during the early years of the 16th century. With perfect accessibility and a privileged location, MAR De AR Muralhas benefits from a large gardened area framed by the historic wall that provides an environment of incomparable beauty, particularly when it lights up at nightfall. Benefiting from this unique setting is the pool area, the BAR Muralhas esplanade, with a highly comfortable seating area, takes full advantage of the famous Alentejo nights and the planetarium that forms above our heads.

Tivoli Marina Portimao

Tivoli Marina Portimao is a 4 star resort with a privileged location next to the Portimao Marina and Praia da Rocha in Algarve, Portugal. This hotel is perfect for spending a holiday with friends or family and is right next to shops, restaurants and entertainment including water sports and golf.

The spacious studios and holiday apartments in Algarve are divided across three buildings: the Marina Sun, Marina Deck and Marina Beach, all within walking distance from all the hotel’s services including 3 pools (one for children) and restaurants and bars inside the resort.

My Story 4* Hotel in Lisbon

This comfortable hotel is located in the city of Lisbon. My Story Hotel Charming Augusta has 46 rooms and was built in 2018 in the most iconic street of Lisbon: the Rua Augusta. Sleep in the heart of the Portuguese capital, in waling distance to every main attraction and activity in the city center.

Dates:

  • April 1 – 11, 2022

Price:

  • Starting from $2,475.00
  • Single supplement $785.00

Payment Details:

  • 1st deposit at registration
  • Second deposit November 1, 2021
  • Final 60 days prior or February 1, 2022

Included:

  • 10-nights accommodation in 4* hotel with breakfast
  • 2 dinners with ½ bottle wine per person in local restaurants/wine houses (welcome and farewell dinner)
  • 1 picnic lunch in a local winery in Alentejo
  • Pullman Coach GT
  • Tuk Tuk 2-hour tour in Lisbon
  • English speaking guide service, during all program
  • Entrance fees at the following monuments: Serralves Park (Porto), Bones Chapel (Évora), Cork House (Évora), Royal Palace (Sintra)
  • Visit and 5 wine tasting in a wine cellar in Porto with cheese and sausages
  • 50 minutes boat trip on the Douro river
  • Visit and wine tasting in Azeitão
  • Audio guide during the visits mentioned at the program
  • Taxes, Vat
  • Porterage at the hotel (1 bag per person)
  • 1 water per person/day

Excluded:

  • Lisbon and Porto city tax: € 2,00 per person/night
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
  • TipsT
  • Other services not mentioned in the program

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

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

Cartagena, Colombia SPRING GETAWAY 2021

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Dates:

  • March 25 – 29, 2021

Price:

  • from $1,079.00 per person, double occupancy*
  • Last-minute promotion! $100 OFF — $979.00
  • single room supplement $399.00

*The price is based on 20 people min or subject to change

Included:

  • Accommodation as described at hotel Santa Catalina or similar based on standard double room including breakfast
  • Transfers with a Spanish speaking driver
  • Tours with an English speaking guide
  • Anywhere Adventures group director included
  • All visits mentioned in the program unless optional visits

Excluded:

  • Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • International and national flights
  • Travel insurance

Payment policy:

  • At the time of booking: $399.00 deposit
  • Final payment no later than February 01, 2021

Cancellation policy:

  • $50 per person at all times non-refundable
  • The rest of the land package is refundable until January 29, 2021, except for airfare and travel insurance
  • Starting on February 01, 2021 package is 100% non-refundable (unless canceled by the provider in Colombia for unforeseen reasons)

The Santa Catalina Hotel

The Santa Catalina Hotel is a new luxury boutique hotel in Cartagena that ensures your stay is filled with welcoming warmth and comfort. Its excellent services and special location in the heart of the historic city center makes it the perfect accommodation.
Its delicate design is the result of a tribute to the historical legacy of India Catalina. A meeting point between the old Cartagena and modern luxury.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Cartagena

Upon your arrival in Cartagena, you will be greeted by your guide who will explain the itinerary for the upcoming days. Private transfer is included from the airport to your hotel in Cartagena, the beautiful Santa Catalina hotel.
At 7 PM please meet with your fellow travelers and tour host for our welcome dinner at a local restaurant. – Preset menu- English speaking assistance by our local agent.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: a bottle of water, arrival transfer, English speaking guide, dinner, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel.

Santa Catalina hotel

DAY 2: City Tour Cartagena

After our breakfast at the hotel, meet at 9 AM for a tour of the old city of Cartagena: La Popa Monastery and San Felipe Fortress.

Our City Tour starts with the transfer from the city center to the La Popa Convent. From the convent, you will have a great view of the whole city. From there, we will proceed to the biggest fortress built by the Spaniards in South America, the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. We will visit the whole fortress including some of its tunnels, as well as the statue of Don Blas de Lezo. Afterward, we will go back to the city center and visit the most important landmarks, such as the official entrance to the walled city with the Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj). Behind it, we will find the Monument of Don Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena de Indias (1533). The guide will tell us about the story of Cartagena’s founding fathers and will share interesting stories full of legends and pirates. This experience lasts around 4 hours.

Free time for lunch (at your expense).

4 PM Graffiti tour in Cartagena Our Street Art and Graffiti tour gives you a deeper insight towards modern Cartagena focused on the alternative and cultural quarter and coolest barrio: Getsemani. Graffiti paintings with images of tropical scenes, local flora, and fauna and “palenqueras” wearing vibrant ruffled dresses and carrying bowls of tropical fruit. In Getsemani the individuality and spirit of the neighborhood remain intact. You can come as a tourist but you leave as a local understanding what makes the barrio so special, engaging with the people to ensure that it preserves its particular charm. This neighborhood has shaken off the gritty reputation and turned to street-art as a way of incorporating the voice of local residents and artists into the fabric and the narrative of the city streets. Graffitis transformed this neighborhood in the last years, after the first Graffiti Festival in Getsemani that took place in December 2013. Our fully qualified English speaking guide will share his knowledge of the impressive history of Getsemani starting at the clock tower, from there, we go to the street of La Sierpe (where all the murals are) and Trinidad plaza, which has a historical, cultural, and national value. We will also walk on top of the city wall.

Suggestions will be made for you to find a local restaurant for dinner close to your hotel.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: entrance fees, local guide, transportation (private), English speaking guide, a bottle of water, private excursion, breakfast, a room at your selected hotel

DAY 3: Full Day at Bomba Beach Club

Private transfer from your hotel in Cartagena to the harbor with a Spanish speaking driver.

Full-Day at La Bomba Beach Club Today you will have the full day to enjoy the beach and sun of Cartagena on the Island of Tierra Bomba at the Bomba Beach Club.

A boat will bring you from the harbor to the Island of Tierra Bomba which will take between 25 and 40 minutes.

At the beach, you will receive a welcome cocktail and then have time to enjoy this beautiful beach day. Enjoy the Caribbean Sea and sun or enjoy a swim in the pool to which you have access as well. Please note that drinks and food are not included.

At about midday, you will be brought back to Cartagena once again. Private transfer from the harbor to your hotel or rest of day at leisure in the city.

Dinner on your own.

English Speaking Guide included for the transfer from the harbor to your hotel.

You will spend the night at the hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: transportation (private), shared excursion, Shared transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel. Dinner at your own expense.

DAY 4: Cartagena tours

After our breakfast at the hotel, a day at leisure on your own, or the option to sign up for the Mangrove tour OR the Garcia Marquez tour.

Breakfast is included as well as it is every day.

Tour through the mangroves (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED- COUNT $85.00 PER PERSON)

This tour leads us to the small fishermen village La Boquilla and we highly recommend it for nature lovers. On the beach of La Boquilla, we will see the two facets of the city, because, in one of the poorest parts of Cartagena, 5-star hotels and luxurious apartments are built at the moment. After arriving in the fisher village of La Boquilla (about 30 minutes from the Cartagena city center), you will get on the canoe and cross the mangrove forest and the lagoon Cienaga de Juan Polo. You will go through some natural mangrove tunnels (Tunnel of Friendship, Love and Luck). At the lagoon, you will see fishermen working. The perfect word for describing this gorgeous scenario is peace. The mangrove forest offers great flora and fauna. Among other things, you may see different species of birds and crabs and with a little luck, a coon or a green parrot may appear on the riverbanks. After the canoe tour, you will receive a cold coconut. Then, you will take a walk through the village and along the beach whereas the English-speaking guide will tell you more about the daily life of the people that live mainly of fishing. We will get to a restaurant, where we can have lunch and try the typical local dish: fried fish with coconut rice, plantain, and salad. After lunch, we can take a dip in the Caribbean Sea or relax on the beach. Transfer back by taxi. This experience lasts around 4 hours. You will have an English speaking guide included.

On the track of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED -COUNT $99.00 PER PERSON)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), affectionately known as Gabo, is one of the most important authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. When he died in April 2014, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, described him as the -greatest Colombian that has ever lived-. Gabriel Garcia Marquez invented a literary style that is called magic realism and many of his novels are set in Cartagena. During our walking tour through the city center, the tour guide will show us the places where some of his novels took place. Furthermore, the biography of the Colombian journalist and author will be explained in detail. * This experience lasts around 4 hours You will have an English speaking guide included.

4PM Street Food Tour in Cartagena (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED – COUNT $29.00/PERSON MAXIMUM)

Bring your appetite and an adventurous attitude. We hit the streets to experience food the way Cartageneros do. Whether you are searching for a stopover snack or something more substantial, a healthy platter, or a sweet dessert, Cartagena’s streets provide everything! One of the very best ways to gain an insight into the daily lives and culture of the locals is to experience their culinary culture. This 2-hour tour will get you up close and personal with the real Cartagena as the street sellers fill our bellies with their delicacies and warm our hearts with their hospitality. Now some examples to stimulate your appetite: Exotic tropical fruits like lulo, granadilla, nispero, papaya and guayabana Fried arepas, papas rellenas, empanadas, caribanolas,Bollo de Mazorca,Agua de coco,Raspao, Cocadas, arequipe and enyucado and much more! You will have an English speaking guide if you decide to do this tour.

7PM -All meet for our Salsa Route Tour -En Tu Salsa- Cartagena’s rich history of Cuban musical and cultural influence meant that specialist salsa enthusiasts opened clubs and bars to share with their friends more than 30 years ago. With this tour you will have the opportunity to experience real living history: El Koreano has been in Cartagena for more than 40 years, El Safari for more than 30, and Joseph Black’s Charanga for at least 15. Travel around Vueltabajero, a living salsa museum, and meet expert salsa hosts, dancers, and specialists.

We include full transportation provided by TRANS ARRIEROS to and from your hotel, at least 4 hours of nightlife and fun, 3 drinks (non-alcoholic or beers), a salsa expert, two dancers for you to learn from, and a delicious snack stop. English speaking guide assistance included.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: English speaking guide, private excursion, transportation (private), local guide, snack, a bottle of water, drinks, insurance, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel

Mangroves Colombia

DAY 5: Departure

White Water Rafting on Pacuare River – Costa Rica 2021 Labor Day Getaway

Overview:

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Departure date: September 1-7, 2021

Meeting point: Best Western Irazu Hotel, San Jose

Tour group size: 20 people

Price:

  • $999 per person, double occupancy (Standard room in Arenal Springs Resort and Spa)
  • Single supplement: $467 (excluded at Rios Tropicales Lodge, single occupancy is not available)

Pricing based on 20 full paying participants for the main trip.
**Rooms with bunk beds and shared bathroom for 2 nights at Rios Tropicales Lodge Private Deluxe Rooms at Rios Tropicales on request.

Your trip package includes:

  • Scheduled round trip airport shuttle service from 4:30AM until 10:30PM (every hour)
  • 1-night lodging in Standard Room at Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino, San Jose
  • Full Buffet Breakfast at Club Lounge
  • Welcome drink per stay and per person (includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • One-way coach transfer Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino – Rios Tropicales Operations Center
  • 2 days white water rafting on Pacuare River including transportation, lodging (hostel-style rooms with bunk beds and shared bathroom), meals for 2 days except for the dinner on the last day, hikes, river equipment, and professional guides.
  • One way coach transfer El Cairo to Arenal Springs Resort and Spa (La Fortuna-Lake Arenal)
  • 4 nights lodging at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa (Breakfast and taxes are included)
  • One way coach transfer Los Lagos (La Fortuna) – San Jose AP or Hotel in San Jose

Not included in the package and can be booked at additional cost:

  • Airline ticket from your gateway to San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport.

Please contact Alpine Adventures for the airfare details. If booking on your own, please book flights with arrival in San Jose after 12PM (check in time 2PM) and departure from San Jose after 11:30AM for your return flight.

Deposit and Payment Policy:

Alpine Adventures will collect all deposits, fees and final payments per the schedule below:

  • Initial Deposit: $300 due to confirm program
  • Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Prices apply with a minimum of 10 participants per option. If there are less than 10 people signed up for this trip, the total price will be adjusted accordingly and there is a possibility of trip cancellation.

Travel Cancellation and Refunds:

Original Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation outside 65 days = $100 cancelation fee
  • Cancellation inside 65 days: nonrefundable

COVID-19 policy:

In case of another trip cancellation due to COVID-19, the trip package is fully non refundable as per terms and conditions of the contract for original travel dates but Alpine Adventures will certainly look into rescheduling the trip to future travel dates along with all service providers included in this program.

Please review full terms and conditions on our website:
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Introduction

Costa Rica offers some of the world’s finest whitewater rafting and kayaking rivers.

Wild and untamed, these big, brash rivers plunge through the spectacularly beautiful, largely unexplored tropical wilderness. Enjoy a tropical river with a skilled and reputable guide service, organized in 1985 to share the beauty and abundant whitewater of Costa Rica with the rest of the world.

The owners and guides have explored numerous rivers and participated in the Olympic Games as well as several rafting and kayaking World Championships. A commitment to high quality, safety, and exceptional service has helped them become the largest whitewater rafting and sea-kayaking outfitter in Latin America. Our outfitter has been recognized internationally for its efforts in conservation, reforestation, and education of the local population.

The Pacuare River is rated one of the top rivers in the world for a host of reasons. You’ll get to explore the intimate nature of the rainforest from the river perspective. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds make this trip exquisite for your senses. Add in the exciting Class III and IV whitewater rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.

Lake Arenal, lying adjacent to the Arenal Volcano in the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica, is the country’s most spectacular lake. With the magnificent Arenal Volcano to the east and rolling hills and forested slopes all around, the scenery couldn’t be better. Add to that a number of activities that include world-class windsurfing and sailboarding, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, and more, and you have the makings for a spectacular destination.

Requirements

  • Prepared to learn to paddle a raft.
  • Ready to get out of rafts (if necessary) for short walks.
  • Willing to share a room/tent and bathroom in rustic settings.
  • Able to swim in river conditions.

Itinerary

Arrive in San Jose, and transfer to Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino, San Jose. Day and evening free to relax by the pool or explore the colorful city with its outdoor markets and many museums. Everyone has the option of meeting for happy hour and a restaurant will be suggested for your evening meal. If you decide to book your flights on your own, please make sure to arrive in San Jose after 12 PM as your check-in time at the Hotel starts at 2 PM. You can also arrive days earlier if you prefer and we can arrange your stay for that portion. We will be meeting and have a drink at the hotel’s bar between 4 PM and 6 PM. The exact time will be provided with your final trip itinerary.

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty “Tico” traditional Costa Rica breakfast, and with time to change into clothing for rafting, and shop for any last-minute needs in a handy outfitter’s store. You’ll then depart for private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction.

The first day’s Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge’s charm as you raft deep in the heart of the primary rainforest. While your guides prepare a hearty picnic lunch on the riverbank, you’ll enjoy a walk through the jungle to an enchanting waterfall and pool to swim.

Before you know it, you’ll arrive at the unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking, or soaking in waterfalls and pools. Nestled in the jungle on a 1,500-acre private reserve, the lodge offers you all the comforts you need in “Cabecar Indian” style bungalows. You’ll get the chance to settle into your rooms, then come down to the open-air dining area, where guides prepare fresh appetizers and guest-acclaimed “famous jungle punch”. As the sun dips behind the hills and the twilight fades, you will be treated to a delicious freshly prepared dinner with candlelight and wine. Ahh, this is adventure vacationing at its best!

After yet another serving of Costa Rica’s tastiest coffee and a hearty breakfast, your guides will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools, and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas, and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. You will have transportation waiting for you at the take-out in the town of Siquirres, where you will be whisked away to the Operations Center just a few miles up the road. You will have a hearty hot lunch waiting for you upon arrival. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks, snacks, a bar, and souvenirs are all available. When you are finished with lunch, you will be transferred to La Fortuna Arenal where your trip continues. Check-in at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa.

This is a great addition to the rafting trip. This four-night extension to the Arenal Volcano and hot springs is a great reward after rafting. The day can be spent soaking weary muscles in the hot springs or partaking in the many spa services. And don’t forget the volcano! It will entertain you with shows of hot lava, steam, and explosions.

Enjoy the most plentiful breakfast, including Costa Rican “gallo pinto”, you may ever have. You can find pleasure and fun at the pool & hot springs hotel facilities; and relax, health & beauty at the Spa Resort. So be happy and let the natural hot springs by the Arenal volcano’s internal healthy energy & minerals complement all of your optional activities, such as those into nature or adventure tours.

The rest of the afternoon at leisure (hot springs relaxation)

Dinner at your own arrangement

Daily Breakfast at the Hotel

During your stay in the Lake Arenal area, you can choose one of the tours listed below at an additional cost.

Early morning breakfast at the Hotel

This morning transfer to San Jose Airport for your return flight home. Departure time will be scheduled for 7 AM. The transfer to the airport takes 3 hours. If booking the flights on your own, please make sure to book flights with departure after 11:30 AM. There will be only one coach transfer provided and the entire group will leave at the same time at 7 AM. If your flight departure is before 11:30 AM, you will be provided with a private transfer at an additional cost.

END OF THE TRIP!

Activities in Lake Arenal area

Duration: 3 hours
$69 per person

Soar over the canyons, through lush forests, above waterfalls, beside Arenal Volcano, and experience the adrenaline rush of observing this truly breathtaking landscape from the canopies.

This zip line tour is an authentic adventure through the rainforest. A cart pulled by a tractor will pick you up and drive you 3 kilometers down a dirt road. You will arrive at a lookout point where you can see the rushing waters of the Pino Blanco waterfall. You are surrounded by lush, green vegetation in all directions. The mere experience of observing the panoramic views is incredible and soaring through it is truly breathtaking. You will receive your equipment which is high quality and regularly examined to ensure it is in perfect condition. A guide will lead you on a 15-minute walk deeper into the forest while explaining the natural history of our county. Our guides have a deep respect for the rainforest but also enjoy joking and having fun. Once you arrive at the first platform, your adrenaline will be pumping. The guides put safety first and are incredibly reassuring. They demonstrate exactly what you need to do while you zip line.
There is nothing like the feeling of jumping off a platform and flying across canyons, through the treetops, and over waterfalls with the Arenal Volcano and Chato Hill in the backdrop. You may see many species of animals that inhabit this area such as toucans, monkeys, and frogs. We have one of the longest cables in the country (1000 meters) and one of the fastest (65-70 km/hr).

After the canopy tour, you will visit a representation of a Maleku Village that is located nearby. Members of the tribe dressed in traditional clothes greet you with a refreshing beverage and teach you about their culture, language, and traditions. They share stories about animals and the environment, expressing their appreciation for nature. Their intricate paintings on masks, bowls, and drums are available to purchase as a souvenir. You will return to the starting point on horseback. Near the entrance, there is a butterfly garden and a frog room which we encourage you to explore. If you put some fruit juice on your finger, the butterflies will land on you and exhibit the vibrant colors of their wings. We recommend that you wear long pants, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, and sunblock. Pregnant women, people with heart problems, back problems, or recent surgeries cannot participate in this activity.

MORE THAN A TOUR!
IT IS AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
$60 per person
Tour Includes:

  • 4 rappels (3 waterfalls and one rock wall)
  • Monkey Drop (zipline and rappel)
  • Rock Climb
  • Hiking on beautiful trails in the canyon between rappels
  • Professionally trained bilingual guides
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • Delicious Costa Rican Lunch (Vegetarian option available)
  • High-quality gear used in canyoneering and rock climbing
  • Photographer (Photos for purchase after the tour)

You will be picked up at your hotel Los Lagos and be taken on an exciting 4×4 ride on a mountain road to our first ranch house. The guides will put your gear on, give you a short safety and rappelling explanation, and then a short trek on a beautiful rainforest trail to the first waterfall rappel where you will descend into the canyon! 5 rappels range in heights of 13 meters (25 ft ) to 55 meters (165 ft). The Monkey Drop Zip Line is approx. 25 meters (82 ft) long.

After rappelling down the first waterfall you will climb up the side of the canyon wall, 10 meters (20 ft ), to a short trail. Then zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 meters (82 ft) to the canyon floor again. Then continue on short trails from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon, it’s like being in a National Rainforest Park! Then a short trek out of the canyon to the second ranch house where you meet up with the 4×4 vehicles and then back to base offices for a delicious Costa Rican style lunch just outside La Fortuna with a view of the famous Arenal Volcano. You will find their good installations with changing rooms, towels, and hot showers. You can also stroll through organic tropical gardens, spot birds and tropical plants and flowers as well. All food is organic and grown in their own gardens.

Activity: Hiking
Duration: 02-03 hours
Season: All Year
Nº of participants with/without minimum: 02 clients without maximum
Meals Included: water
Recommended Gear: Repellent, sunblock, comfortable clothes, Camera, and hiking shoes.
Geographical position of the activity: Hanging bridges Arenal
Minimum age: 02 years.
Means of transportation by land: Van

$70 per person

Trip Details: Looking for a new perspective? Join us as we walk among the exuberant primary rainforest canopy through trails and bridges varying in length and height. On this three kilometers walk, with our expert naturalist guide, you will be able to appreciate the great diversity of flora & fauna, such as birds, mammals, reptiles, different types of plants and trees, combined with breathtaking views of both Arenal Volcano & Arenal Lake.

Activity: Hiking.
Duration: 02-03 hours
Season: All Year
Nº of participants with/without minimum: 02 clients without maximum Meals Included: Water
Recommended Gear: Repellent, sunblock, comfortable clothes, Camera, and hiking shoes.
Geographical position of the activity: Volcano Area.
Minimum age: 02 years.
Means of transportation by land: Van

$65 per person

Trip Details: Set out on a journey to experience and discover the history and environment surrounding the great Arenal Volcano. Depart on your 2-3 hour hike with one of our naturalist guides on the west side of the volcano where you will recognize the devastation and rebirth of the environment from past eruptions. Along with your excursion, you will come across different wildlife such as toucans, monkeys, reptiles, and different types of tropical flowers.

Activity: Floating.
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
Season: All Year
Nº of participants with/without minimum: 02 clients without maximum Meals Included: Costa Rican Style Snacks
Recommended Gear: Repellent, water bottle, sun block, comfortable clothes, Cameraand Shoes (you may get wet up to your uncles) better bring kind of water shoes.
Geographical position of the activity: Peñas Blancas River.
Minimum age: 02 years.
Means of transportation by land and nautical: Van and Raft

$66 per person

Trip Details: Enjoy the abundant wildlife and undeniable beauty surrounding the Peñas Blancas River as you drift downstream for an enchanting and unforgettable experience. Our expert naturalist guides will do the rowing leaving you relaxed and eyes wide open examining the lush rainforest canopy in search of monkeys, sloths, reptiles, and other species. You’ll be hands-free to take pictures of the nearby iguanas sunning themselves on the passing branches or grab your binoculars to catch a closer look at a tropical bird.
Upon exiting the river we’ll visit “The Hidalgo Family Home” where you will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate a piece of Costa Rican culture and get a taste of a traditional Costa Rican snack.

Activity: Biking and Kayaking
Duration: 03-4.5 hours
Season: All Year
Nº of participants with/without minimum: 02 clients without maximum Meals Included: Fruits and water
Recommended Gear: Repellent, sun block, comfortable clothes, Camera.
Geographical position of the activity: Arenal Lake and surroundings.
Minimum age: 08 years.
Means of transportation by land and nautical: Van and kayak /bikes

$90 per person

Trip Details: Explore and discover Costa Rica by water and land enjoying the unique experience of mountain biking through the lush forest surrounding the lake at the base of the volcano, and gliding across the mystic waters of the Arenal lake all while reveling in the extraordinary beauty of the Arenal Volcano.
You will set out on your kayak for a 2-hour exploration of the lake and islands in the quest for local birds such as; Ospreys, Kingfishers, Neotropical Cormorants, Aningas and mammals such as; howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-nosed coatis, or sloths. Once you are finished kayaking you will relax lakeside and enjoy a light picnic before setting out on your mountain biking adventure through natural paths, traditional Costa Rican neighborhoods, and small rivers.

Hanging Bridges/Volcano Hike/Safari Float: $170 per person
Canoeing/ Canopy Tour: $169 per person
Trekking Arenal/Twilight Safari: $135 per person
Biking/Kayaking: $90 per person
Chocolate Tour/Waterfall/La Fortuna Town Tour: $98 per person

Accommodations and meals

While in San Jose a comfortable, clean, and centrally located hotel is utilized. Each of the rooms has a private bathroom, telephone, and satellite television. There is a restaurant, bar, pool, and Internet access available. On the rafting expedition, you will spend the night camping in the hostel-style rooms with bunk beds and shared bathroom bungalows. While staying in the bungalows you will share bathrooms and showering rooms with the other guests. This place provides a relaxing and authentic slumber environment. While staying in La Fortuna Arenal, Lomas del Volcan Lodge itself is set within a tropical garden, watching over the fiery activity of the Arenal volcano and close to the thrills of a canopy adventure and the calm relaxation of some of the most beautiful hot springs in the world. Each room is tastefully decorated to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Meals are casual and there is plenty of food to go around. Highlights of the meals are fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. Bottled water is available with every meal and at stops along the way. Special dietary needs can be accommodated only with advance notice.

Lomas del Volcan

Solden, Austria – Berlin, Germany – March 2022

AIR INCLUDED!

TRAVEL DATES: March 4 – 16, 2022
Swiss Air from JFK Non-Stop to Zurich, Return from Berlin
PRICE:

  • Package Price is for double occupancy:$3,195
  • Single Supplement: +$1,200
  • Based on currency of 1.20 USD/EURO
  • Optional 5 out of 7-day Adult ski pass approx. $305
  • Optional Evening at Aqua Dome Thermal Resort (near Solden)
  • Optional trips/tours to Salzburg, Neuschwanstein Castle, Innsbruck and within Berlin
  • Optional Trip Insurance (with Cancel-For-Any-Reason rider)

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Swiss Air from JFK Non-Stop to Zurich, Return from Berlin
  • Private Round-Trip Transfers from airports to/from hotels
  • 7 nights lodging family run, great location 3-STAR Superior
  • Terry Robes in Room
  • Wellness Lounge with Bio-sauna, Finnish Sauna, Steam bath Infrared cabins, Experience/Rain/Bucket Showers
  • Daily buffet breakfast and Four Course gourmet dinners
  • 4 nights lodging with breakfast, Berlin 4-star hotel
  • Berlin City Tour
  • All Taxes

Lee Grossman, a world traveler and avid skier, put together this amazing package for your next ski vacation to Europe!

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Toll-free: 800 755 1330
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

Solden, Austria

Sölden’s great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier.

Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe’s most renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 144 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports center. 33 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 68,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing.

Sölden’s great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier. Skiing enthusiasts can ski uninterrupetedly from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers at the elevation of 3,250 m – With a total length of 15.0 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region’s longest ski trail featuring nearly 2,000 m elevation change.

Snow is absolutely guaranteed from October trough May:
• the ski area’s high-Alpine location (1,350 – 3,250 m)
• 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach
• snow making systems covering appr. 67% of all slopes
More than 30 huts and mountain restaurants within the ski area
Connection between the ski area and the glacier slopes by gondola: “Golden Gate to the Glacier”

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is more than 775 years old and over the decades, all generations have left their monuments and landmarks in town. The densest array of sights in Berlin lies east of the Brandenburg Gate, on either side of Unter den Linden. In the city west visitors should take a look at the broken shard of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, which serves as a brutal reminder of World War II. Close by starts the famous boulevard Kurfürstendamm.

Whether you are looking for a great bargain or hunting a unique gift, Berlin’s flea markets offer a relaxed shopping experience on a Saturday or Sunday. Browse through an endless range of items – from furniture to records and antiques – and enjoy the pleasure of making a great bargain while trying some tasty food from the market.

There are hundreds of parks and gardens in Berlin that offer refuge from the speed and bustling activity of a thriving metropolis. One of the greenest cities in the world, you can stroll through the vast central Tiergarten, enjoy the baroque grounds of Charlottenburg Palace Gardens or take a walk in the fashionable Mauerpark. A beautiful and relaxing place close to nature is never far away in Berlin.

The ski areas of Sölden & nearby Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

solden ski

Berlin

Valencia & Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2022

Itinerary

5/24/2022 – Tuesday

Arrival Valencia

Arrival of the guests to Valencia Airport and welcome by our English-speaking guide. On the way to the hotel a short sightseeing bus tour through Valencia. Arrival to the 4****Hotel AC Marriott Colon Valencia. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

5/25/2022 – Wednesday

Valencia

BB and full day sightseeing program of Valencia. The city was founded in 138 BC by the Roman consul Decimus Callaicus. Valencian bankers had borrowed the capital for the voyage of Christopher Columbus, in 1492 to Queen Isabella. We will see the city center with its impressive mansions and monuments. We will also pass in front of the old Silk Exchange from 1482, the old city wall and the Cathedral. The interior visit of the cathedral is included. It was built on the remains of an ancient mosque. In addition, a cup made of agate is kept in the cathedral in a side chapel and is revered by the faithful as a holy chalice. It was said to have mystical powers of spiritual or material abundance, grace or eternal youth and stories of the grail were eventually grafted onto the goblet of the Bible. The Holy Chalice became the Holy Grail and vice versa. Also we will see the remarkable Central Market, the old bullfight ring. Lunch on your own and not included. In the afternoon visit to the Turia Basin and gardens and the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava. Impressive is the extravagant opera and music palace with four halls on 37,000 sq meters; The construction costs amounted to 300 million euros. The Opera House was opened on October 25th of 2006. Back to the hotel.

5/26/2022 – Thursday

Natural Park Albufera

BB and full day trip to the Natural Reserve of Albufera and later in the day to the Oceanarium.
Albufera is the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetlands in the entire Iberian Peninsula. A nature reserve of very great ecological importance, which is used by a unique waterfowl as a wintering site. Its rich waters explain the presence of fishermen and rice farmers since the beginning of time and this is how a delicious gastronomy was produced. You will enjoy a leisurely boat ride across a freshwater lagoon rich with birds and fish. The rice grown here is integral to paella, the famous Spanish dish that originated in Albufera. It is now time to learn how traditional paella is made during a visit to a local restaurant. Your guide will explain the recipe as you see how the paella is finished. This succulent rice and seafood (or meat) dish, thought of outside of Spain as that country’s national dish, actually originated right here in Albufera and is known inside of Spain as a Valencian specialty.
In the afternoon on the way back to Valencia visit the famous Oceanarium. Dinner on your own.

5/27/2022 – Friday

Valencia – Palma de Mallorca

BB. Before being transferred to the airport, we will visit an olive grove to learn about olive trees and olive oil production. You will get to see the entire production process and we will end with a tasting of oils from different varieties that the factory sells Then departure to the airport in Valencia for a short flight to Palma de Mallorca. Welcome by our guide and transfer to the Hotel. Arrival to the 5***** Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace. Dinner this evening in the hotel is included.

5/28/2022 – Saturday

Palma de Mallorca

BB and full day excursion to the city of Palma de Mallorca. The main attraction of the city is the Gothic Cathedral La Seu (entrance included) in the south of the old town and not far from the coast. In addition, in the Old Town can be found more than 30 other attractions, mostly Gothic churches such as the Basilica of Sant Francesc. Next to the cathedral is the Almudaina (entrance included) Palace, which serves the King of Spain as a residence during his visits on the Balearic Islands. The old town of Palma is a stylistic mix of Spanish-Catalan and Arabic influences. It is known for its many narrow streets, some of which are connected to each other only by stairs. In Palma the Catalan painter Joan Miró lived and died. Also visit the old defensive walls Es Baluard with view to the harbor and the cathedral. From the Bellver Fortress (now entrance also included) you will have a beautiful overview over Palma. Free time for lunch and in the afternoon some free time before returning to the hotel. Dinner on your own.

5/29/2022 – Sunday

Formentor – Pollensa – Binissalem

BB and excursion first to the north of the island, with its impressive cliffs and deep blue sea. The first goal of today is Formentor, which still belongs to the more than 90-kilometer-long mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana, reaching heights of over 1445 meters. The Serra de Tramuntana was named after the cold north and west winds of Tramuntana. We will cross the Cap de Formentor with impressive cliffs and where the highest point, Fumart, is about 384 meters above sea level. Walk along the Paseo de los Pinos in Pollensa and then early afternoon arrive in the wine-growing district Binissalem. Tapas lunch and wine tasting in the winery. Binissalem is the Mallorcan capital of wine. The wine from this region is the only wine of the island that is protected by the Designation of Origin “Denominación de Origen”. According to documents already in the 14th century a considerable amount of wine was pressed in this place. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own.

5/30/2022 – Monday

Day at leisure or optional Soller & Valldemossa – Farewell Dinner

BB and BB full day free time or: Optional full day excursion to Soller and Valldemossa (not included in trip price, add $130.00 per person). The trip will begin with the Tren de Soller. The Ferrocarril de Sóller is a nostalgic little train from 1912, which goes through the mountains of the island into the Orange Valley and to Soller. The lively town owes its prosperity mainly to the intensification of orange cultivation in the early 20th century, to whose transport the narrow-gauge railway was originally built. The picturesquely situated village is surrounded by the imposing mountain ranges of Sofre with 1091 meters and the Puig Major with 1445 meters. The valley of Soller is the second largest fruit growing area of Mallorca and produces citrus fruits, figs and almonds. From the train station in Soller you can take the tram to Soller harbor. In the afternoon trip to the coast of Mallorca’s romantic scenic coastline to Valldemossa, one of perhaps the most beautiful and best-preserved mountain villages of the island. Already from a distance, we see the Carthusian monastery of La Cartuja, towering over the village, where the Polish composer Frederic Chopin and the French writer George Sand spent the winter of 1838-39. Visit the cells in the monastery, which at that time the couple has used, the ancient pharmacy with the beautiful Majolic vessel, the old print shop and the monastery church (entrance included). In the sumptuous palace of King Sancho you have the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of some musical pieces by Frédéric Chopin. Back to the hotel.
In the evening a short transfer for all guests to the old city of Palma and visit to the unforgettable Bar Abaco where the guests enjoy a special cocktail with classic music. After the cocktail farewell dinner in the beautiful restaurant La Paloma. Transfer back to the hotel.

5/31/2022 – Tuesday

Departure – Palma

BB and transfer to the airport in Palma. Fly back to the US.

END OF SERVICES

Dates:

  • May 24 – 31, 2022

Price:

  • Prices are as follows and based on 20 PAX min
  • Per person shared room $2,149.00
  • Single supplement $909.00
  • Day tour Soller/Valldemossa $135.00/person

Payment Schedule:

  • 1st deposit at registration: $250.00
  • 2nd deposit no later than January 15, 2022: $1000.00 + air deposit
  • Final balance for land arrangements and airfare no later than April 1, 2022.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Fully refundable except for $50.00 administrative fee up to until January 14’22
  • From January 15’22 until March 31’22 cancellation penalties of 50% of all deposits paid.
  • From April 01’22 until departure: trip is nonrefundable unless you purchase travel insurance

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Included:

  • 7 nights with breakfast every day in 4* and 5* hotels.
  • 3 dinners/2 lunches
  • Private transfers with English peaking guide.
  • All tours as described in the program with English speaking guide and private tour bus.
  • Boat tour in Albufera.
  • Olive grove tour.
  • All entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program.
  • Porterage service at both hotels.
  • Assistance of an Anywhere Adventures tour escort.

Excluded:

  • International air from USA to Valencia and back from Palma de Mallorca to the USA. Contact us for a quote.
  • Domestic flight from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca. Flight time and price TBA Fall 2021.
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional travel insurance.

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BIKE AND BOAT DANUBE – MUNICH 2022

TRAVEL DATES: MAY 27 – JUNE 6, 2022

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 8 nights – 2 bed cabin comfort middle deck: $3,978
  • Single supplement +$1,099

OPTIONAL:

  • Guided tour per person: $308
  • E-Bike Rental +$218
  • 21 speed bikes: $97
  • Trip Insurance available and STONGLY advised

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round Trip Air included
  • All Transfers
  • Guided Bike Touring
  • (2) Nights in Munich, 4-star Eurostars Book Hotel including Breakfast included
  • Farewell dinner at the world famous Hofbrauhaus

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

Direct line 24/7: 561-715-5911
e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

MV Carissima

The first thing you’ll experience aboard the MV Carissima is the friendly atmosphere and the coziness of this river ship. In the restaurant you will start your culinary excursion through the Danube countries – the fantastic view of the beautiful scenery will sweeten the diversity of flavours you are tasting. In the Panorama Lounge, where the bar is located, you can enjoy a glass of wine with your new friends and travel mates while the gorgeous landscape is passing by. Comfortable lounge chairs and discreet colors invite you to stay a little longer.

After an exciting day of cycling, you can relax in the spa’s sauna and whirlpool. For pleasant refreshment, jump into the pool (open June-August) on the sun deck, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view. And if you are in the mood for reading, just borrow a book in the library! The comfortable ship will make your journey unforgettable. Wifi is available on board, though connectivity can vary.

MV Fortuna

The MV Fortuna offers a stylish and luxurious atmosphere on board. From the bright and airy Panorama Salon, the comfortable Bar, or the Sun Deck (partially covered), enjoy the picturesque riverside scenery as the ship glides through the water. In the elegant Panorama Restaurant, our trained crew will pamper you with local and international specialties.

Along with a generous foyer with reception and shop, the ship also has a cozy library, an Internet Corner, and an elevator between the middle and top decks (also a stair lift to the sun deck). Wi-Fi is available on board for a fee (payable on board; signal strength can vary).

Munich

Passau

Vienna

Bratislava

Budapest

BIKE AND BOAT CROATIA 2022

TRAVEL DATES: June 17 – 27, 2022

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • 2,095
  • Single occupancy +$1,550
  • Bike rental/helmet and guided bike tours +$235
  • E-Bike Rental +$160

OPTIONAL:

  • 2 nights Lacroma Dubrovnik, 4-star hotel w/breakfast +$299 PP
  • Optional round trip air TBD

Based on currency of 1.20 Euros to the US Dollar

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival in Split with transfer to boat
  • 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
  • Private Deluxe Charter on MS YOLO
  • Half board daily (breakfast, dinner) during cruise
  • Glass of wine with lunch/dinner
  • Daily coffee break
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Professional Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin servicing, water on board plus daily bottle of water
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Tours of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, NP Mljet, Dubrovnik with licensed guides

MS Yolo

MS Yolo is a perfect choice to cruise Croatia’s waters! Having made its made its maiden voyage in 2019, the YOLO yacht offers luxury small-ship cruises in Croatia during the summer months. At an impressive 48.5m in length, Yolo accommodates up to 36 passengers in 18 en-suite cabins on the lower and main decks. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned, and also features an LCD TV, safety deposit box, hairdryer, charging ports and ample storage space. On the lower deck are 2 twin cabins with single side-by-side beds, 5 double cabins with queen-size beds and 2 triple cabins which are equipped with a queen-size bed plus additional single bed. All lower deck cabins have port-hole windows. On the main deck are 2 twin cabins and 7 double cabins, all with larger window and providing ocean views.

The MB Yolo yacht has plenty of room for socializing and relaxation aboard. The upper deck is home to the large dining room with enough seating for all guests, a fully equipped bar and entertainment area with large-screen TV. At the rear of the boat is a shaded alfresco lounge with comfortable sofas and club tables. The perfect place to unwind with a drink and enjoy the sea breeze and stunning views of the Adriatic coastline. The sundeck has comfortable tanning chairs for sun lovers and also a jacuzzi.

MS Yolo is guaranteed to help make your Croatia cruise a once in a lifetime experience!

AMENITIES

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe

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

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e-mail:lee@alpineadventures.net

ARRIVAL SPLIT

Arrival to Split. Croatia’s second-largest city, Split is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been humming along for thousands of years.

Embark on the boat and overnight in Split port

Split

BRAČ ISLAND

After breakfast, cruise to Brač island.
Head to Brač, the biggest island in Dalmatia. The island is also known for its olives and stone cutting tradition; Brač stone was used in building Diocletian’s palace and some also say that Brač limestone was used in building the White House. Island Brač is also known for its Golden Horn Beach, famed beach in Bol, is perhaps the best known and the most beautiful beach in Croatia.
Disembark and enjoy in light/medium bike tour on this amazing island. The Island of Brač is an ideal destination for MTB (mountain biking) and hiking. Visit Vidova Gora, the highest elevation point between all Adriatic Islands with the beautiful view on all Dalmatian islands. All terrain is dry and rocky and suitable for ride and hiking during all seasons. Near the coast and inland there are very interesting heritage including many secrets. Be sure the story about Blaca monastery hidden deep in the hillside will touch your mind. There are many trails and sightseeing points in the inland of Brač and this is the challenge to any adventurer.
In the afternoon, continue to Stari Grad on Hvar island.
Overnight on the boat.
brač island biking tour
Notes: Activity level: Medium physical activity, Mileage:10 – 50km, type od terrain: small hills and valleys, Bike type: Mountain bike or e-bike

HVAR ISLAND

Today we start our tour from Stari Grad where we start cycling. We will easily ride through its long promenade outlining the deep protected bay, passing by Residence of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorovic, built 16th century.
From Stari Grad we have numerous options where to go, so your day can be anything from 10-50km. Passing through the middle part of the island which is mild, and not as steep as the hills around Hvar town. Depending of the route you take you will pass also through some of small beautiful traditional villages in the interior of the island. Our guides will decide about the route depending of the group and their fitness level. So we want to make shore that you will enjoy the day.
In the afternoon, continue to Vis island.
Overnight on the boat.

hvar island bike and wine tour
Notes: Activity level: Medium physical activity, Mileage:10 – 50km, type od terrain: small hills and valleys, Bike type: Mountain bike or e-bike

KORČULA ISLAND

In the morning continue to Korčula island. The island itself is rich in art and culture, as well as beautiful nature such as numerous tiny and secluded beaches and bays, small and uninhabited islands and breathtaking views.
Setting off from Korcula you’ll pass beautiful countryside, local vineyards and olive groves while enjoying fantastic views of the village, archipelago and the Peljesac channel. You’ll take a couple of rest stops en-route and share some local knowledge about the area.
You will then visit two family-run wineries to refresh & reward yourself with delicious wine grown in the area, including two wine tastings of the unique white wine Grk, found only in Lumbarda.
Enjoy in day on the bike on Korčula island.
Overnight on the boat.
KORČULA BIKE AND WINE TOUR
Notes: Activity level: Medium physical activity, Mileage:10 – 50km, type od terrain: small hills and valleys, Bike type: Mountain bike or e-bike

NP MLJET

In the morning continue to the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic. Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna, and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Enjoy in biking tour on this beautiful National Park. A half of Mljet Island, its northwestern part, contains protected national park with lush vegetation, seawater lakes, and thick pine forest. The island is dotted with small villages, and it feels quite even in high season.
Overnight on the boat.
np mljet biking tour
Notes: Activity level: Medium physical activity, Mileage:10 – 50km, type od terrain: small hills and valleys, Bike type: Mountain bike or e-bike

DUBROVNIK

In the morning explore the wonders of Dubrovnik’s Old City Centre, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important living historical monuments in this part of Europe. Your expert guide will take you around this magical medieval town full of legends and give you a glimpse of the incredible history that makes Dubrovnik such a unique city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Slowly walk around the walls, getting magnificent views of the Old Town and the shimmering blue Adriatic Sea.
Overnight on the boat.
Dubrovnik walking tour

BIKING

After clamor and grandiosity of Dubrovnik, the tranquility of the ravishing nature of Dubrovnik countryside might be an excellent add-on for the Dubrovnik experience. Bike tour through incredibly scenic landscape ends with a wine-tasting in an award-winning local winery.
Biking and Wine Tasting Tour starts in Gruda, a picturesque village near Dubrovnik. It goes through lovely vineyards, olive groves, along the river with waterfalls and next to the medieval watermills. The first sightseeing stop is a 600-year old Franciscan monastery, followed by a visit to a mountain stream for a relaxing swim in crystal clear waters.

Overnight on the boat.
KONAVLE PRIVATE BIKING TOUR

DISEMBARK
Transfer to the airport for flight home.
Optional: Group transfer to hotel for two nights in Dubrovnik

Scandinavia 2022

ITINERARY

Day 1: AUG 31, 2022

Arrival in Copenhagen

  • Coach transfer: Copenhagen Airport → Hotel
  • Guide transfer
  • Dinner and overnight in Standard Room at Admiral Hotel

Arrival in Copenhagen Airport and assisted private transfer to your hotel. Check in and afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight. Hotel Admiral

Day 2: SEP 01, 2022

Copenhagen

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Local guide for 9 hours
  • Coach at disposal for 9 hours
  • Entrance – Frederiksborg Museum (Det Nationalhistoriske Museum – Frederiksborg Castle)
  • External visit of Kronborg Castle
  • Overnight in Standard Room at Admiral Hotel

Breakfast in the hotel.

Meet your guide at the hotel reception for a 9-hour city tour! In the morning you will see City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street “Stroget” begins. You will pass Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotek and the National Museum. Next are the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. Kings New Square is the home of the Royal Danish Theater with the world-famous ballet. You pass the old canal Nyhavn with its picturesque houses and vessels and continue to see the impressive Gefion Fountain. Shortly afterwards you will make a photo stop at the Little Mermaid statue, the main character of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and one of Copenhagen’s main attractions. Shortly afterwards another photo stop will be made at the royal residence Amalienborg Palace and if time permits watch the changing of the guards. Then we will drive to the North of Copenhagen, passing picturesque countryside and small villages, and arrive in Hillerød. Visit Frederiksborg Castle, a unique Renaissance castle built by King Christian IV in the first decade of the 17th century (inside visit). After the visit drive by Fredensborg Castle, the summer residence of the royal family (outside visit/ photo stop) and continue to Elsinore for an external visit to Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and listed on UNESCO World Heritage site. Back to Copenhagen and evening at leisure.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight: Hotel Admiral

Day 3: SEP 02, 2022

Copenhagen → DFDS Harbor

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Coach transfer: Hotel → DFDS Harbor
  • Morning at leisure
  • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo in Outside Cabin with lower beds (A4) – DFDS SEAWAYS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning at leisure (please note that shops open at 10:00). 12:30/ Transfer to DFDS Pier (remember to pack an overnight bag, as luggage is stored on the lower deck and not accessible during the voyage). Departure 14:15. Free evening on board.

Dinner is included.

Overnight in outside Cabins.

Day 4: SEP 03, 2022

Oslo, Geilo

  • Breakfast on board
  • Arrival in Oslo
  • Long-distance coach starting: Oslo
  • Local guide for 3 hours
  • Continue to Geilo
  • Overnight in Standard Room at Vestlia Resort Hotel

Breakfast onboard ship. Upon arrival in Oslo (9.15) meet your local English-speaking guide and private LDC for a 3-hour city tour. Enjoy the view from the Opera house situated right on the Oslo fjord where you will spend some time on the outside terrace area. Then we will head to Vigeland’s Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, with many sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace, Oslo City Hall, host of the Nobel Peace ceremony, and the main street, Karl Johan. Time for lunch on your own, continue to the mountain village Geilo, (Oslo – Geilo 230km/ 4hours drive) known as one of Norway’s best ski villages in the Winter and surrounded by fjords.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Geilo at the Vestlia Resort.

Day 5: SEP 04, 2022

Geilo, Flåm

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Long-distance coach
  • Train from Geilo → Myrdal
  • Train from Myrdal → Flåm
  • Drive to Stegastein Viewpoint
  • Overnight in Standard Room at Flåmsbrygga Hotel or similar

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning transfer to the rail station. Take the train to the small mountain station Myrdal to embark on the Flåm Railway, considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, taking you from 867 meters above sea level in Myrdal to sea level in Flåm. Upon arrival in Flam walk a short distance to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the small village by the fjord or join the tour to the spectacular viewpoint Stegastein, 650 meters above the fjord (LDC available for the tour).

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at hotel Flåmsbrygga

Day 6: SEP 05, 2022

Flåm, Bergen

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Long-distance coach ending: Oslo
  • Ferry crossing: Flåm → Gudvangen (Premium)
  • Arrival in Gudvangen
  • Continue to Steinstø
  • Guided tour incl. homemade apple cake, coffee/tea and apple juice (1,5h) – Steinstø Fruktgård
  • Optional: Fløibanen Funicular Return Ticket EUR 11pp
  • Overnight in Standard Room at Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast walk the short distance to the pier and embark on the Flåm-Gudvangen cruise (dept 9.00/ duration 2 hours) The cruise takes you through the narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord, considered one of the world’s most beautiful fjord landscapes with its steep mountains, waterfalls and picturesque villages. The area is listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. We take the long drive from Gudvangen to Bergen (3,5 hrs) driving along the beautiful Hardangerfjord with stops in Vossevangen for lunch (at own expense) and at Steinstø Fruit farm to hear about the farm and taste their famous and delicious apple cake and apple juice. Arrive in Bergen late afternoon.

Dinner on your own.

Check-in at hotel Clarion hotel Admira

Day 7: SEP 06, 2022

Bergen

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Local guide for 2 hours
  • OPTIONAL: SOMETHING DIFFERENT (on request – max 20 pax)
  • OPTIONAL: FJORD CRUISE TO MOSTRAUMEN STRAITS 3H EUR 72pp
  • Private Transfer hotel – restaurant
  • 3-course dinner incl. water/coffee/tea – Bryggen Tracteursted
  • SUPPLEMENT: Dinner 3-course meteorological menu at Cornelius Restaurant EUR 48pp (incl. boat transfer)
  • Private transfer restaurant – Hotel
  • Overnight in Standard Room at Clarion Hotel Admiral

Breakfast at the hotel.

Our local English-speaking guide will take you for a short walking tour of Bryggen, the Hanseatiz heritage commercial buildings at the harbor, and on the UNESCO world heritage list. The guide will then be available to recommend places to explore. It is a must to take the funicular to the top of Mount Floien to enjoy the amazing and famous views of the city (optional). Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own or join one of the optionals.

Optional: Fjordcruise to Mostraumen Straits (3 hours)

Experience quiet and peaceful landscapes, passing through narrow fjords, steep mountains, and waterfalls, getting so close to one, that you may feel the cold water on your face.

Optional: Something different…

Visit two of the interesting and growing local businesses. Drive to Oleana Knit Factory, located by the fjord and known all over the world for their beautiful knitwear. You will have a guided tour of the factory and learn about the history of the family-owned business, followed by a simple and typical Norwegian lunch in the factory cantina. Continue by bus to visit Bareksten Gin Distillery and enjoy a guided tour by the very charismatic owner Stig Bareksten, that has a profound passion for his work. His Bareksten Botanical Gin has won the World Gin Awards and is most likely to be part of the tasting included in the tour.

In the evening transfer to a local restaurant for our farewell 3-course dinner.

Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: hotel Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 8: SEP 07, 2022

Bergen

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Coach transfer: Hotel → Bergen Airport

Dates:

  • August 31 – September 07, 2022

Price:

  • Prices are as follows and based on 20 PAX min
  • Per person shared room $2,389.00
  • Single supplement $829.00

Payment Schedule:

  • Initial deposit $1000.00 to sign-up
  • 2nd deposit by 06/01/2022 $1000 + airfare
  • Final payment no later than 07/01/2022

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $50.00 at all times non refundable fee.
  • 50% of all deposit paid if canceled by 06/30/2022 (airfare remains non refundable if already ticketed)
  • 100% of all fees paid after 07/01/2022

You can purchase insurance here:

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ALPINE ADVENTURES TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

https://alpineadventures.net/docs/Alpine-Adventures-Travel-Protection-Plan.pdf

Included:

  • 6 hotel nights with breakfast.
  • 1 night on board DFDS Ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo with dinner and breakfast in outside cabins for two or individual cabins.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All tours mentioned in the program with private bus and guides.

Excluded:

  • All airfares.
  • Optional tours.
  • Optional travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

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Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig, Germany 2022

Last chance to sign up!

Itinerary

Day 1: SEP 26, 2022

Arrive at the airport in Berlin.

We will be met by our tour escort who will help us board our private motor-coach for transfer to our centrally located Hotel for check in.

On the way to our hotel get a first impression of Berlin during a short orientation drive together with our tour- escort.

The largest city in Germany, best known for its historical associations as the German capital, Berlin offers a wonderful combination of history, night life, architecture and culture. The remainder of the day is at leisure to familiarize ourselves with our new surroundings. Welcome dinner at a nice local restaurant close to our hotel (walking distance).

Stay at hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 4*or similar.

Dinner included

Day 2: SEP 27, 2022

Berlin

Breakfast at your hotel, then start a morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, remains of the Berlin Wall that once divided the city, Museum Island, and unique Unter den Linden boulevard with its incredible ensemble of historic buildings. Also see the Siegessäule (Victory Column) with its bronze sculpture of the goddess of victory, and the famous Ku’damm shopping area.

Time for a picture stop at the Holocaust memorial, and Brandenburg Gate. Overnight in Berlin.

Stay at hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 4*or similar.

Breakfast included

Day 3: SEP 28, 2022

Berlin – Potsdam

Excursion to Potsdam Breakfast at hotel. Then, we drive to Potsdam and visit the beautiful Sanssouci castle and we also see Castle Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin, Churchill and Attlee decided after WWII the future fate of Germany. Afterwards, we return to Berlin for free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Berlin.

Overnight in Berlin. Stay at hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 4*or similar.

Breakfast included

Day 4: SEP 29, 2022

Berlin – Sachsenhausen

After breakfast, we drive to Sachsenhausen for a guided visit of the former concentration camp (now a memorial camp).

Sachsenhausen, just outside the Berlin city limits, was the nerve center of the Nazi concentration camp system. One of the first camps to open to the public, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial stands as a reminder of the darkest days of Berlin’s history.

Return to Berlin by mid-day. Rest of the day is at leisure for own activities.

Overnight in Berlin. Stay at hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 4*or similar.

Breakfast included

Day 5: SEP 30, 2022

Spreewald – Dresden

After breakfast, we will leave Berlin and transfer to another historic German city, Dresden. On the way we will stop in the beautiful Spreewald Forest region.

Spreewald, named a UNESCO biosphere reserve back in 1991, is known for its picturesque 187 sq. miles of canals that are used for traditional irrigation, and the natural organic products these canals and surrounding areas produce. If you’re currently thinking of a little Venice meets fairytale forest, you’ve got the right idea. Together we enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the Spreewald on a typical punting tour. We’ll float past idyllic farmhouses and villages. The flat-bottomed river boats work on skill and sweat instead of a motor. A very long pole called ‘Rudel’, which double serves as a rudder, is used to navigate the unspoiled river system. We also take the chance to taste Spreewald specialities like the famed gherkins.

Then we transfer to Dresden. Check-in to our centrally located hotel.

Overnight in Dresden. Stay at hotel Premier Inn Dresden City Centre Hotel 4* or similar.

Breakfast included

Day 6: OCT 01, 2022

Dresden – Leipzig

After breakfast, we will start with our sightseeing tour of Dresden which will feature some of the city’s most stunning architectural gems such as the famous Semper Opera House and the Zwinger, a magnificent baroque architectural ensemble, as well as the recently restored Frauenkirche church. You will have time to enjoy the fantastic views from the Brühl’s Terrace, also known as the “Balcony of Europe”, a beautiful terraced promenade stretched along the Elbe river.

Lunch is included in a nice restaurant after sightseeing.

We then continue to Leipzig, one of the great German cultural centers, with connections to Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Martin Luther, Goethe and Schiller. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Leipzig on our own. Overnight in Leipzig.

Overnight in Leipzig. Stay at hotel Motel One Leipzig Nikolaikirche 4* or similar.

Breakfast included

Day 7: OCT 02, 2022

Leipzig

After breakfast at the hotel, we start our sightseeing tour of Leipzig with a visit to St. Thomas’ Church. Luther preached here introducing The Reformation into this part of Saxony. Johann Sebastian Bach was cantor here. The famous St. Thomas’ Church Choir was, and still is, based here. See the Old Town Hall in the Market Square, Maedler-Passage with Auerbach’s Cellar, new Town Hall, and Church of St. Nicholas. By mid-day we then depart for Wittenberg, the city of Luther. During our walking tour, we visit The Lutherhaus – his living and working quarters, the Castle Church, St. Mary’s Church and Wittenberg University, Germany’s first university founded in 1502.

Finally, we transfer back to Berlin.

Check-in to our hotel. Time to freshen-up before we celebrate our farewell dinner in a nice local restaurant located close to our hotel.

Overnight in Berlin. Stay at hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz 4* or similar.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 8: OCT 03, 2022

Berlin Departure

Time to bid farewell – Berlin Departure After breakfast and hotel check-out, we will be transferred to the airport in Berlin where we will board our return flight.

Breakfast included

Dates:

  • SEP 25 – OCT 03, 2022

Price:

  • Based on 20 PAX min
    • Per person shared room $1,789.00
    • Single supplement $399.00
  • Based on 15 – 20 PAX
    • Per person shared room $1,919.00
    • Single supplement $399.00

Payment Schedule:

  • Initial deposit to sign-up: $500.00
  • 2nd deposit by June 15, 2022: $500 + airfare
  • Final payment no later than July 22, 2022

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $50.00 at all times non refundable fee.
  • 50% of all deposit paid if cancelled by July 14, 2022 (airfare remains non-refundable if already ticketed)
  • 100% of all fees paid after August 1, 2022

You can purchase insurance here:

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ALPINE ADVENTURES TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

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Included:

  • De-luxe motor coach throughout as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour escort for all tours as mentioned
  • Daily European breakfast / 2 dinners / 1 lunch
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program

Excluded:

  • Tips, personal expenses and optional travel insurance
  • Return airfare to Berlin

Berlin

Dresden

Leipzig

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Croatia Islands Cruise, October 2022

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday
Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking.
Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board.
Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – VIS, Sunday
Morning guided walking tour of Split with a licensed guide.
At noon cruising towards Vis, with swimming in beautiful bays on Vis.
In the evening dinner at Roki’s
traditional tavern.
Overnight on Vis.

Day 3 VIS – KORČULA, Monday
Leaving Vis early in the morning we set off for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard.
Korcula program:
Korcula is well known as a wine producing island, famous for its homemade wines so a visit to this island wouldn’t be complete without tasting the local red and/or white wines and perhaps sampling a traditional snack. We will start at town of Vela Luka where we meet coach and transfer to Korcula- then cycle over to Lumbarda (usual route approx. 11-12km / 1 hour 15-30 minutes, but it is possible to do a shorter ride). Visit to winery in Lumbarda for wine tasting (2-3 wines) and light lunch (something like a Dalmatian platter: prsut, cheese, olives, bread and then something like hrstule for a dessert) .
After the winery tour you will be transferred back to the ship. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.

Day 4 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday
In the morning cruise to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lunch on board. After lunch a guided tour of Old Town Dubrovnik with optional walk on the famous city walls. In the evening a special dinner at restaurant Klarisa.
Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 5 DUBROVNIK – NP MLJET, Wednesday
Morning sea kayaking excursion around medieval walls.
You will set off to explore caves and beauties of mysterious Lokrum island, also called The Island of love. After paddling around the island you will paddle across the bay until you reach hidden cave beach called Betina, where you will have a break for snorkeling and sandwiches. The only way to reach this peaceful beach is from the sea side so you will enjoy in private camp; unique view of the City walls.
After a short break on the beach you will paddle along the cost toward the City walls. Paddling under the impressive city walls and rocks on which they were built, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Pearl of the Adriatic from a different perspective. Later cruise to Mljet Island, with plenty of time for swim along the cruise. Evening is free in Mljet.

Day 6 NP MLJET – HVAR, Thursday
Morning cycling tour of Mljet National Park. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Hvar. Early evening guided tour of Hvar town.
Tonight enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.

Day 7 HVAR – BOL – SPLIT, Friday
Morning free time in Hvar to hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.
Hiking tour on Brač island:
We start from Bol with transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Upon the arrival to the belvedere we will spend some time to enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago. Our guide will lead you through the history of the island and Vidova gora area where landscapes and lives of people where shaped by the destiny of vineyards and olive fields. From the top of Vidova gora we will take 45 minute walk through pine woods and typical inland landscapes, across natural water reserves all the way to shepherds village consisting of dry stone huts. We continue by bus to Škrip. Škrip is the oldest settlement on the islands with wonderfully preserved authentic architecture, and fortified houses of nobles of the past times. Škrip is not only the cradle of island culture but also very important agricultural center with centuries old olive oil tradition. We will visit the Museum of Olive Oil where your curator will show original old presses and tools and explain the process of olive oil making. We will also spend time enjoying olive oil tasting set in the old mill itself. We return to Bol by bus.
Evening cruise back towards Split. Free evening in Split.

Day 8 SPLIT, Saturday
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. Transfer to Split Airport for departure flights

MS Karizma

The MS Karizma is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience.

The MS Karizma’s size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. This new boat for 2016 is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities.

All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more.

The abundance of space and public areas on-board include a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort.

The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

Travel Dates: October 1 – 8, 2022

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on-board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Dubrovnik to Split.

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS Karizma
  • 7nights in double/twin cabins, with halfboard included and all taxes included
  • Cruise manager during the program
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to airport Split
  • Brač island Hiking program
  • Museum of Olive oil visit
  • Hvar guided walking tour with a licenced guide
  • Korčula cycling and; wine tasting program
  • Dubrovnik sea kayaking program
  • Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licenced guide
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Mljet National Park cycling program
  • Dinner at Roki’s tavern in Vis
  • Dinner at Klarisa restaurant in Dubrovnik

Price

  • $1.990.00 per person in lower deck cabin (twin/double), double occupancy
  • $2,250.00 per person in upper deck cabin (twin/double), double occupancy

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

  • $910.00 lower deck cabin
  • $1,100.00 upper deck cabin

 

Payment conditions:
Deposit: 50% payable thru electronic payment link.
Remaining trip amount: Due 75 days prior to departure.

Special notes:
The captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions as well as conditions in the ports visited. The order of visits may be different than published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and with the intention to give the travelers a better experience.
Departure is guaranteed for 14 cabins booked.
Passengers are obliged to follow the rules and regulations of the ship found in written form onboard. In case of inappropriate behavior, the captain reserves the right to ask passengers to disembark. Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, the ships can be moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between.

In the event of cancellation:
The initial deposit is non-refundable. You may find a replacement for your reservation and transfer names outside of 66 days (without penalty). Name replacements within 65 days will incur a $150 processing fee. We strongly recommend insurance to guarantee your trip and give you peace of mind. You can request a quote or purchase through the link below :
https://goreadyinsurance.com/partners/alp/alpagent/single-trip

Club Med Florida November 2022

Dates:

  • November 7 – 10, 2022.

Price:

  • from $469 per person, double occupancy + $60.00 membership fees
  • No additional charge for single room – limited availability

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Parking fees: $15.00 daily
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses
Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

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Rio De Janeiro Carnival

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure: Miami

Wednesday February 15, 2023
Direct flight with American Airlines from Miami International Airport

Day 2 – Arrival: Rio

Thursday February 16, 2023
Arrival: Galeão – Antônio, Carlos Jobim International Airport

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Drop off luggage at the hotel
  • Breakfast at Pão & Companhia Cafeteria
  • Lunch at Xodózin

Tours:

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Mirante Dona Marta
  • Drive by beaches

Day 3 – Night out in Rio

Friday February 17, 2023

  • Hotel pick up 7:30am
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at Ximeninhol
  • Hotel drop off
  • Dinner 7pm at Sacrilégio Lapa with live Samba – bands and DJs during the intervals
  • Hotel drop off by 1am

Tours:

  • Escadaria Selarón
  • Cathedral of São Sebastião
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

Day 4 – Night 1 Carnival

Saturday February 18, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day at Leisure
  • Enjoy the beautiful Copacabana Beaches
  • Dinner on your own (we may look to get reservations)
  • Hotel pick up 8pm
  • Sambódromo Day 1 Access Group, Regular sitting
  • Sambódromo pick 3am, hotel drop off

Day 5 – Night 2 Carnival

Sunday February 19, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner on your own (we may look to get reservations)
  • Hotel pick up 8pm
  • Carnival at Sambódromo Day 2 VIP Section Special Group
  • Sambódromo pick up 3am, Hotel drop off

Day 6 – Copacabana Beach

Monday February 20, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • A day to recuperate and enjoy a relaxing day on Copacabana Beach

Day 7 – Departure

Tuesday February 21, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Late Lunch at Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Airport drop off

Day 8 – Arrival: Miami

Wednesday February 22, 2023

Dates:

  • February 15-22, 2023

Price:

  • Land + Air from $3,875.00
  • Single Supplement from: $1,100.00

Your package includes:

  • Air travel
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • 2 nights at the Carnival
  • Day tours
  • Meals that are set up with the group
  • Breakfast at Pão & Companhia Cafeteria
  • Lunch at Xodózin
  • Lunch at Ximeninho
  • Sacrilégio Lapa for live Samba with bands and DJs during the intervals, the entrance fee waived for the group
  • Dinner at Xodózin
  • Lunch at Brazilian Steakhouse

Your package does not include:

  • Air taxes
  • Drinks and meals not listed

Carnival

From the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Rio Carnival and the Rio Nightlife, the type of energy that the city of Rio emulates is just simply electrifying. What is even more exhilarating are the deliciously bronzed samba dancers, the pulsating music, the energy and applause of the spectators filled with Cariocas, natives of Rio de Janeiro, and visitors from around the world who call come to the same place to experience the world famous Rio Carnival.

The city glows with the smiles and energy of the locals or Cariocas. Samba music can be heard coming from neighborhoods throughout the city and crowds gather to dance and play all day, night and straight into the next morning. It is the inherent spirit of the Cariocas and their true joie de vivre that makes Rio Carnival such a glorious success year after year!

Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a 10-million inhabited metropolis by the sea.

Given Rio’s gifted landscape, with mountains, beaches, the lake and forests, cariocas and visitors are an active bunch. Ruled by the sun, Rio de Janeiro offers much more than the beaches, the Sugar Loaf and the Statue of the Christ.

What can you expect from a city that is famous for its Samba, Bossa Nova and Funk? Rio de Janeiro nightlife is all about samba clubs, jazz bars, dance halls, pubs, lounges and nightclubs. Lapa is the headquarter of the music arena in Rio de Janeiro. Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana also offer dozen of ways for to spend a couple of sleepless nights like a native in the Marvelous city. And yes, blended in with the happiest people on earth, the cariocas.

The beaches of Rio you are most likely to explore during your visit to Rio are Leme, a quieter and more visited by families, Copacabana, mostly frequented by tourists, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra. The most popular beaches are Copacabana and Ipanema. But there are other beaches you should consider such as Recreio and Praia da Reserva.

When the subject is food, variety comes in many forms in Rio de Janeiro, which is not surprising given the large immigrant population of Lebanese, Japanese, Italians, Spanish, German and French. Not to mention the Portuguese and the Africans who have strongly influenced the regional cuisine.

It’s easy to eat well in Rio, regardless of your budget and you dietary restrictions. Fresh tropical fruit is the rule for a healthy meal. In fact, most cariocas start their day with a juice that often includes an Amazonian flavor like Açai or Cupuaçu. You will notice a Juice bar in every corner of the city. Soon you will get use to them. They are you cheapest and fastest option for a squeezed-by-order mango or carambola juice, or even for a cafezinho – strong, black, sweet coffee.

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Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena Copacabana Hotel is the newest hotel in Copacabana Beach. Contemporary design with WiFi, king-size beds, acoustic windows, and central Air Cond among other features place this property as a top choice in Copacabana beachfront properties.

Arena Copacabana Hotel is 2 minute walk from the beach. Ideally located right next to Copacabana Beach, this modern hotel offers a panoramic rooftop pool. The gym, sauna, and a fine restaurant are its highlights.

The air-conditioned rooms at Arena Copacabana Hotel feature LCD TV, a mini-bar, a laptop safe, and soundproofed windows. Some rooms offer an ocean view.

At Fennel Restaurant, guests enjoy a rich buffet breakfast with tropical items, plus contemporary Brazilian and international dishes. In addition, the hotel has a poolside and indoor bars, where guests can order snacks and exotic cocktails.

Club Med Florida May 2021

Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Dates:

  • May 9 – 13, 2021 (4 nights)

Price:

  • from $499 per person, No supplement for single rooms!

Included:

  • 4 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses

Payment policy:

  • Upon registration $300 ($75 non-refundable at all times)
  • Final payment due date: March 01, 2021

Cancellation policy:

  • From registration day to 91 days prior : 50% of your deposit
  • From 90 days to 61 days prior : 100% of your deposit
  • From 60 days to arrival : trip is non refundable unless you have purchased the optional travel insurance.

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

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

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SUMMER SKIING GROUP TRIP TO CHILE 2021

Hotel Termas de Chillan

On the sunny side of the Andean Mountain range where snow from currents off the Pacific Ocean ensures an extended ski season, the hotel nestles in the heart of Termas de Chillán, famous for its soothing thermal hot springs from which it takes its name. This is the largest, most varied skiable terrain in the country, with above-treeline powder bowls, natural half pipes, off-piste trails and South America’s longest ski run, the 13 kilometer (8 mile) Las Tres Marias.

Between the forest and The Mountain, these 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort during your stay. Nature itself gives each of these private sanctuaries a uniquely rustic yet sophisticated style, while keeping you cozy and relaxed.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

The nobility of nature inspires our entirely refreshed guestrooms.

Between the forest and The Mountain, these 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort during your stay. Nature itself gives each of these private sanctuaries a uniquely rustic yet sophisticated style, while keeping you cozy and relaxed.

All rooms are equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, safety box, mini bar, air conditioning and thermal insulation. The staff will provide you with every necessity and indulgence, allowing you to need for nothing as you connect with the ancient spirit of The Mountain.

DINING:

At Arboleda restaurant, the freshest, most exceptional local ingredients get transformed into gourmet seasonal dishes for you to savor from morning to night.

Experienced chefs create classic and inventive dishes that reflect the nobility of The Mountain, ensuring multi-sensory culinary memories at every meal.

Bar La Grieta further elevate your Termas de Chillán gastronomic journey, pleasing the palate with the best locavore delights The Mountain has to offer.

WELLNESS:

The grand mountain is matched by one of the most expansive spas in Chile.

Immerse yourself in restorative tranquility at ALUNCO, our spa and wellness center with its extensive variety of treatments delivered by highly trained experts in separate sanctuaries dedicated to women and men. Sauna, steam baths, jacuzzis and small pools enhance the healing therapies that we personalize for each of our guests.

At Alunco, which means ‘water reflection,’ architecture and interiors blend seamlessly with the surrounding forest here in the Andean foothills.
The hotel features:

  • 109 well-appointed rooms
  • Heated common areas
  • Restaurants
  • Game rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Store
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness gym
  • Children’s daycare center
  • Full-service hot springs spa
  • 3 hot springs pools (one indoor and two outdoor)
  • Pools: one outdoor and one indoor pool with an outdoor exit
  • Spa with all types of healing therapies and relaxation

NEVADOS DE CHILLAN IS CALLING

 

PICK YOUR TRAVEL DATES:

August 14-21, 2021 or August 21-28, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

BOOK NOW AND PAY LATER
NO DEPOSIT BY APRIL 1ST, 2021

EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL
20% OFF IF BOOKED BY APRIL 1ST, 2021

Package Inclusions

  • Round trip private transfer by motor coach from/to Concepcion Airport to/from Hotel Termas de Chillan
  • 7 nights stay in Hotel Termas de Chillan (Saturday to Saturday)
  • Based on double shared occupancy in Double 7th Floor or Double Forest Room
  • Half-board meal plan (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Welcome Reception with welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres
  • Free access the full Spa Center (Indoor and Outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam baths and jacuzzi)
  • All resort fees and taxes

Package Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Lift Tickets

Price per person: $2,145

*this package price is based on minimum 20 people travelling
*20% discount is already included in the package price

Single supplement available and upon request
Room Upgrades available and upon request
Optional Trip Extension to Santiago and Valparaiso

Payment Schedule:

Deposit Payment: 50% of the total due on April 1st
Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

If reservation is cancelled 65 days prior to departure, the deposit payment is non-refundable but it will be rolled over as full credit towards the future stay.
If reservation is cancelled within 64 days prior to departure, the full payment is non-refundable.

COVID Policy:

If the trip is not possible to operate due to COVID pandemic, the trip will be fully refundable.

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Nevados de Chillan

Located in Chile’s southern region, Nevados de Chillan ski area is spread across the skirt of an active volcano Chillan and is one of the few resorts in Chile with tree skiing and hot springs. The resort enjoys some of Chile’s best snow conditions with an average snowfall of 25 ft and a diverse spread of terrain offering something for all ability levels. Nevados de Chillan in Chile is great for beginners and intermediates, but the feature of this ski resort is the interesting off-piste terrain that’s come about from a history of rivers of lava flow (none of them recently). Nevados de Chillan is renowned for its great backcountry ski touring opportunities, and the resort also offers cat skiing and heli-skiing.

Nevados de Chillan is a bit more off the radar compared to Portillo and Valle Nevado so it is rare to find long lift lines and tons of skiers tracking out the resort. Unlike Portillo and Valle Nevado, Nevados de Chillan offers tree skiing (when the snow conditions are very good). The unique feature of this resort is its natural outdoor thermal pools and one of the largest spa centers. The resort is also the only ski center in Chile that has a neighboring town, Las Trancas with more of a local’s vibe and plenty of entertaining restaurants and bars. Expert terrain around the volcano is endless. While most of the resort lacks the super steeps found in Portillo Resort to the north, most of the area is un-groomed with countless options for off-piste and backcountry exploring. It also has the longest ski run in South America (8 miles and it’s called Tres Marias), and is the only one with direct access to the thermal pools.

The off-piste and backcountry terrain is the real highlight here. You can ski tour here for days, exploring nearby valleys, summiting the volcanoes, ski some serious verticals and at the end of the day, soak in at the natural hot springs.

And don’t forget what Warren Miller has always told you “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll only be one year older when you do.” …don’t make it two.

Hotel Termas de Chillan

New Zealand and Australia, 2022

Itinerary

DAY 1: Leave California

Flights to be announced by late November 2020 and to include an option in coach class and premium economy class with Air New Zealand out of Los Angeles and/or San Francisco.

Auckland

DAY 3: ARRIVE-AUCKLAND

Arrive with our group flights or by your own arrangements. Meet and greet at the airport by our local team.

Enjoy a short Auckland orientation tour with a local guide – approximately 1 hour: Queen Street, The Viaduct, Auckland’s Waterfront.

You will then be transferred to your hotel for check-in, where you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel with your fellow travelers. Auckland City Hotel Studio Room x 2 nights

Waiheke Island

DAY 4: AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING (WAIHEKE ISLAND)

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the Downtown Ferry Terminal. Enjoy a leisurely 40-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island where you will spend the day experiencing a taste of what the island has to offer. Exclusive Private Vehicle with a guide throughout the tour on Waiheke Island. Platter Lunch.
Wine Tastings at 2 vineyards included.
Option to zipline in the morning (approximate cost $50/person) or go to Onetangi beach and Peacock Sky for more wine tasting.

After our platter lunch, time to tour Oneroa village before the final wine tasting at Mudbrick.

Evening at leisure and dinner on your account.

Overnight at Auckland City Hotel.

Te-Puia New Zealand

DAY 5: LEAVE AUCKLAND – ARRIVE ROTORUA

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and meet your driver/guide, you will leave Auckland for your journey to Rotoroa. Travel to The Red Barn, where you will experience a farm tour with morning tea included. A delightful authentic rural NZ experience on our fully functioning Dairy Farm in the heart of the Waikato. Upon completion continue to Rotorua, where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the city before checking-in at our hotel, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. Time at leisure.

Late afternoon transfer to Te Puia. Discover Te Puia Thermal Reserve with a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Venture into a landscape unlike any other, where you will see bubbling mud pools and active geysers. Watch the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapor jets up to 30 meters high. Your guide will take you through the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Includes: Admission to Te Puia and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, with a 90 minute guided tour.

This evening is your opportunity to indulge in a banquet of authentic Maori cuisine, watch the lifting of the hangi, visit the geothermal valley under lights, take part in a traditional welcoming ceremony and relax at your private concert performance.
Includes: Hangi Dinner, Maori Culture Performance, and chance to experience the Geothermal Valley under the stars. Upon completion, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel – Superior Room x 2 nights

Rotorua Tongariro National Park

DAY 6: IN ROTORUA

Enjoy a day of sightseeing around the Rotorua region including a 45 minute guided tour of Ohinemutu a living Maori village and a visit to the Redwood Forest Treewalk. This award-winning attraction is great for all ages and at 2300 feet long is one of a kind New Zealand tree-walk consisting of a series of 28 suspension bridges, which traverse between 27 majestic 117-year-old Redwood Trees. The tree walk sits at 65 feet above the forest at its peak and the walkway has been specifically designed and constructed to preserve the trees, plants, and the surrounding natural environment by using a uniquely constructed New Zealand-first technologically designed sling, which is suspended from the Redwood trees. This ecological walk is a perfect wet weather activity with the stunning colors of the forest coming to life in the rain. Enjoy at your own pace with no safety harnesses or training required and appreciate the peacefulness and spirit of this special forest.
Upon completion, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

One of today’s highlights is sure to be our Home Hosted dinner where you will make new friends and get familiar with the country.

Taupo

DAY 7: ROTORUA – LAKE TAUPO – TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will be met by your Driver/guide, as you head out of Rotorua and on to the Tongariro National Park, via Lake Taupo.
Includes: Admission to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve Travel south to the stunning and powerful Huka Falls.

Then on to the Wairakei Thermal Power Station – which, since 1958, has been drawing steam from the geothermal fields of the Taupo Volcanic Zone to generate enough electricity to satisfy about 5% of the North Island’s power needs.
Continue your journey on to the beautiful vistas of Lake Taupo. Enjoy a stop for lunch in Taupo at the beautiful Edgewater Restaurant at the Millennium Hotel.
Savor award-winning local and international cuisine as you take in the fabulous lakeside views (buffet lunch included).

After lunch, you may want to take some time to wander around the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake.
Experience the diversity of New Zealand’s environment as you travel out to the Tongariro National Park. From the snow-capped mountains and dense forests to the dry desert-like tussocks of the Central Plateau, dominated in the background by the three peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro.
Make your way on to the beautiful park-like grounds of your accommodation for tonight – known simply as ‘The Chateau’.

This evening, enjoy a group dinner with your fellow travelers at your hotel.
Includes: 3-course dinner at the hotel restaurant – The Ruapehu Room.

Rotorua Tongariro National Park

DAY 8: TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – WELLINGTON

Breakfast at the hotel is included this morning. You will be met by your Driver/guide, to begin your journey of the Central Plateau and down to the very bottom of the North Island onto New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.

Upon arrival in Wellington, enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide – approx 3 hours.
Including: Courtney Place and the Embassy Theatre, Oriental Parade, Mt Victoria, War Memorial, Parliament, and the Beehive, Ride on the Wellington Cable Car, and stroll through the Botanical Gardens, Te Papa – New Zealand’s National Museum – 90-minute highlights tour.

Drop off at your hotel, Rydges Wellington – Superior Room x 1-night

Rest of the evening free.

Queenstown, New Zealand

DAY 9: WELLINGTON – QUEENSTOWN

Breakfast at your hotel and a leisurely morning in Wellington.

Mid/late morning (approx 10:45 AM) you will be met by your Driver/guide, to travel out to Wellington’s Airport.
Farewell the North Island, and begin your journey down to the heart of the South Island to Queenstown.

SUGGESTED FLIGHT: Wellington 1220p/145p Queenstown (latest current flight time) AIRFARE COST IS NOT INCLUDED – COUNT APPROX $75.00 MINIMUM

On arrival in Queenstown, you will be met by your South Island driver/guide and will be transferred into your Queenstown hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Queenstown

DAY 10: QUEENSTOWN

Breakfast at your hotel and morning at leisure.
11:30 AM: Depart hotel.
12:15 PM Arrive at Gibbston Valley winery for a wine tasting.
1:00 PM: 2-course buffet lunch.
2:30 PM: leave to go back to Queenstown with a stop at the world-famous. AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge (43m) for optional Bungy jumping. Count Approximately $150/person.

Evening at leisure or option to participate at the Walter Peak Cruise and gourmet barbecue dinner. Count approximately $90/person (from 6P-10P).

Overnight at Hotel Rydges Queenstown.

DAY 11: QUEENSTOWN

08.00 Pick up from your hotel An adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery, thrilling 4WD action whilst discovering LOTR filming locations.

Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), Gladden Fields, the Ford of Bruinen and more. Travel a historic gold mining road, following the Arrow River, stop for a refreshing tea and the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning. Take in the spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.
Includes: Safari Of The Scenes Wakatipu Basin Tour: 12.15 Back at the hotel The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Late afternoon / early evening you will be transferred to Skyline Queenstown.
Includes: Skyline Queenstown – Return Gondola Ride and Farewell Buffet Dinner Return back to the hotel by private coach.

Sydney

DAY 12: DEPART QUEENSTOWN – ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

After breakfast, private transfer to Queenstown airport for non-stop flight to Sydney Australia (flight time or cost TBA around late November 2020). Collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be met by our local English Speaking Guide who will accompany you to your vehicle for a private transfer to your Sydney accommodation.

Check in to your hotel and evening at leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: RYDGES HOTEL SYDNEY CENTRAL (4*) Located only 200m from Central Station the hotel is the perfect gateway to the Central Business District, Entertainment Quarter, China Town, Surry Hills Eat streets, Darling Harbor, The International Convention Centre, and Australian Technology Park.

DAY 13: SYDNEY

Enjoy Full Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, join your local Australia Tour Guide for a full-day tour of the city and surroundings by private vehicle. Experience the vibrancy of Sydney, one of the world’s most spectacular cities. See the Harbour Bridge, Botanic Gardens, and Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a photo stop at the spectacular harbor. Your guide will take you on a walk through the historic Rocks area you will hear the early convict stories the antics of sailors and rogues whilst weaving through the narrow alleyways and along charming cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards. Visit a gothic church and see quaint terrace cottages. Continue touring we pass Parliament House, St Mary’s Cathedral, cosmopolitan King’s Cross, and trendy Paddington with lace terraced houses. Arrive at the famous Bondi Beach for a stroll along the beachfront. See surfers, famous Aussie lifesavers, and Sydney’s most spectacular panoramic viewpoint continue to Sydney Heads lookout at Watsons Bay. Take a two-hour luncheon cruise by catamaran on Sydney Harbour.

You’ll feast on a seafood buffet while cruising Sydney Harbour in a luxury air-conditioned catamaran – an unforgettable dining experience! You’ll see all the sights of Sydney Harbour from the catamaran’s extensive decks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison.

The buffet lunch, freshly prepared onboard features hot & cold dishes, a selection of salads, fresh fruit, and tea or coffee.

After your lunch cruise, disembark the vessel and join your Tour Manager for a leisurely walk to the Sydney Opera House for a one hour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House was destined for greatness ever since it opened in 1973, and today it is one of Australia’s most recognizable icons. Your guide will bring to life the amazing stories behind this miracle of architecture and engineering on your one-hour tour. You’ll visit one of the major concert halls (subject to availability), where over 1,500 performances are staged each year, and immerse yourself in the dramatic world of Australia’s premier performing arts center Return to your hotel this afternoon for the evening at leisure.

DAY 14: SYDNEY

Enjoy Full Breakfast at the hotel.

The day is at leisure in Sydney to relax or participate in optional excursions (optional tour costs TBA around Summer 2021).

Here are some of the options that will be offered :

  • Full Day Blue Mountains & Wildlife Tour Including lunch
  • Bridge climb – The experience of a lifetime to climb the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Bike Ride – You’ve seen it – you may have climbed it – but have you ridden it yet?? Head out over the fantastic Sydney Harbor Bridge, take in its amazing views, and enjoy the peaceful surrounds of Sydney’s North Shore exploring this interesting area
  • Jetboating on Sydney Harbor – A 30-minute THRILL or 45-minute EXTREME ride with amazing stunts and wild spins through Sydney Harbor get set for slides, twists, wave riding, power brake stops, and sweeping fishtails!
  • Sailing – Explore Sydney Harbor on our three-hour sailing experience – the best way to see the beautiful bays and the harbor foreshores. Be part of the crew or sit back and relax. Get a taste for sailing whilst seeing the sights all in one go.
  • Full-Day Hunter Valley Winery Tour. (9-10 hour day). Explore Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that brims with over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.

Evening and night at leisure.

Cairns, Australia

DAY 15: LEAVE SYDNEY – ARRIVE CAIRNS

This morning after breakfast meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before departing by private coach for a transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for your departure flight to Cairns (schedule and price TBA by late November 2020).

On arrival at Cairns Domestic Airport, you’ll be met by your local guide and escorted by a private air-conditioned coach to your Cairns hotel.

At the heart of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns sits on the coast between the World Heritage-listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns Plaza is ideally located, we are just footsteps from the waterfront and a short stroll from the Central Business District, shops, restaurants and the world-famous Cairns swimming lagoon.

All room types offer large private balconies. Spend balmy tropical days and nights relaxing by the pool. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Overnight at the Cairns Plaza Hotel.

Outer Great Barrier Reef by Kyle Taylor

DAY 16: CAIRNS and OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Enjoy Full Breakfast at the hotel. Wait at the hotel front entrance for your courtesy shuttle transfer to Cairns Marina from where you will depart for a full day cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay was formed by the accumulation of broken coral, shells, and remains of calcareous algae continually washed over the reef by currents. Seeds deposited by visiting birds over time and the resulting vegetation helped to stabilize the cay. The formation of beach rock (sand and other reef remnants cemented into a rock by the action of algae) further stabilized the cay. The seeds carried in by the birds and the waves help vegetation flourish which in turn provides an ideal habitat for the seabirds to roost and nest. The Cay is rich with a myriad of sea life including green sea turtles (which occasionally nest on the cay), mollusks and invertebrates of all kinds, and hundreds of species of tropical reef fish including Humphead Maori Wrasse. The reef surrounding the Cay is especially renowned for its abundance of giant clams. The reef lagoon offers excellent swimming and snorkeling areas, quality snorkeling equipment is provided free of charge and the Marine Biologists on board can introduce you to a whole new world. For the more adventurous, SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef is amongst the best in the world, both introductory dives for the beginner and guided dives for the certified diver are available, both incur an additional cost, and provided you have obtained diving certifications prior.
Guided snorkeling tours are also available (at additional cost).
Or you can choose to stay dry and explore the stunning reef world one meter underwater from the semi-submersible vessel or an underwater observatory.

Return hotel shuttle transfers and a tropical smorgasbord lunch are included.

Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Overnight at hotel Cairns Plaza.

DAY 17: CAIRNS

Enjoy Full Breakfast at the hotel.

The day is at leisure in Cairns to relax or participate in optional excursions (optional tour costs TBA Summer of 2021).

  • Full-Day Kuranda Rainforest Tour Including Skyrail Railway, Wildlife, and Lunch.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Park & Crocodile Adventure Including Lunch.

Spend the morning being immersed in the world’s oldest living culture from the Tjapukai people with interactive activities including didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing, and spear throwing. Be mesmerized watching a traditional song and dance corroboree in a spectacular outdoor natural rainforest amphitheater. There is time to browse the gallery with authentic Aboriginal artifacts. Your day continues traveling to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to see crocodiles and local wildlife in their natural environment. Timber boardwalks and pathways will lead you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you will see tropical birds, reptiles, and native fauna. Take a lagoon boat cruise down Hartley’s Lagoon to gain an insight into the behavior of crocodiles and appreciate the role they play in the coastal wetlands of North Queensland. Enjoy a delicious Barbeque lunch. After lunch, there are wildlife presentations on Cassowary’s and Koala’s with the rangers/keepers before returning to Cairns in the early evening.

  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation National Parks Including Lunch (small groups only due to special vehicle access to the sites.)

Travel by special vehicle into the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks exploring the rainforest and its amazing landscapes. Crossing the river, we join a calm water cruise and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive and fearsome estuarine saltwater crocodile! Enjoy spectacular views over the Daintree River estuary and the Coral Sea. Stroll down Cape Tribulation Beach while your guide explains the rich history of the area. Walk the beach or boardwalk and enjoy this tranquil setting. After lunch, travel to the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. Join a guided rainforest walk with an Aboriginal guide and be treated to a 1½ hour walk along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters, and over cool rainforest streams. Return to Cairns in the early evening. Later this evening, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before taking a leisurely walk (approximately 400 meters or a 4-minute walk) to Cairns Aquarium for a spectacular 3-course farewell dinner. As the sun goes down on the Great Barrier Reef, a whole new world awakens. Corals glow, colorful reef fish seek shelter and nocturnal predators begin their night hunt. At the same time, coastal forests stir with life, as reptiles, amphibians, and insects emerge from their burrows to seek out food in the safety of the shadows.

Your unique farewell dinner this evening is inside the Cairns Aquarium and begins with an exclusive guided tour of the aquarium. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner including a beer, wine, or soft drink and appetizers on arrival, followed by main and dessert served after your tour in the aquarium restaurant, whilst you enjoy the sea-life dancing through the spectacular floor to ceiling window into the Barrier Reef Display as your backdrop.

After dinner, return to your hotel on foot for the remainder of the evening at leisure.

DAY 18: LEAVE CAIRNS

After breakfast, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby before departing by private coach for a transfer to Cairns International Airport.

Time and group flight TBA -Or own arrangements home.

END OF OUR SERVICES

Dates:

  • April 17 – May 04, 2022

Price:

  • from $4,249.00 per person, double occupancy
  • single supplement $1,479

Included:

  • Hotel accommodations as described in program or similar (16 nights)
  • Meals as described in program (15B, 3L, 6D)
  • Transportation by private air conditioned motor coach with English speaking driver guide throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing as described in the program including entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • The assistance of an Alpine Adventures host throughout and a local guide when needed (Auckland, Wellington, Sydney)
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excluded:

  • All air transportation (international and domestic)
  • Electronic visa fees (both can be obtained online easily)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • All meals not mentioned in the program
  • All drinks
  • All personal expenses

Payment Details:

  • 1st deposit at registration: $1000.00
  • 2nd deposit no later than August 01, 2021: $1000.00 + air deposit
  • 3rd deposit no later than November 01, 2021: $1500.00
  • Final balance for land arrangements and airfare no later than February 15, 2022.

Cancellation policy:

Please send us cancellations in writing. The date of receipt in our office determines the effective date of cancellation. Cancelling the air will incur a $100 fee at any time. Airfare is completely nonrefundable once tickets have been issued. For any changes to dates or itinerary once tickets have been issued, a $75 service fee plus any applicable airline-imposed fees will apply ($200-$400). $200.00 of initial deposit is non-refundable inside 7 days of first payment$500.00 of total deposits after 7 days of booking and outside of 61 days Cancellation inside 60 days of departure: non-refundable unless for a COVID related reason then only airfare and any other non-refundable fees will remain non- refundable. Penalties can generally be transferred as a credit towards another trip of your choice.

Prices apply with minimum/maximum participants per option. If there are less than 20 people on this trip, the price will need to be recalculated. If under 15 participants, the trip might not operate.

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

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

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Cartagena, Colombia SPRING GETAWAY 2021

This trip has been fully booked, but if you would like to visit Cartagena this year, please fill in the form, and we’ll contact you when we organize another group. Please leave in a comment your travel dates.

Dates:

  • March 25 – 29, 2021

Price:

  • from $1,079.00 per person, double occupancy*
  • Last-minute promotion! $100 OFF — $979.00
  • single room supplement $399.00

*The price is based on 20 people min or subject to change

Included:

  • Accommodation as described at hotel Santa Catalina or similar based on standard double room including breakfast
  • Transfers with a Spanish speaking driver
  • Tours with an English speaking guide
  • Anywhere Adventures group director included
  • All visits mentioned in the program unless optional visits

Excluded:

  • Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • International and national flights
  • Travel insurance

Payment policy:

  • At the time of booking: $399.00 deposit
  • Final payment no later than February 01, 2021

Cancellation policy:

  • $50 per person at all times non-refundable
  • The rest of the land package is refundable until January 29, 2021, except for airfare and travel insurance
  • Starting on February 01, 2021 package is 100% non-refundable (unless canceled by the provider in Colombia for unforeseen reasons)

The Santa Catalina Hotel

The Santa Catalina Hotel is a new luxury boutique hotel in Cartagena that ensures your stay is filled with welcoming warmth and comfort. Its excellent services and special location in the heart of the historic city center makes it the perfect accommodation.
Its delicate design is the result of a tribute to the historical legacy of India Catalina. A meeting point between the old Cartagena and modern luxury.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Cartagena

Upon your arrival in Cartagena, you will be greeted by your guide who will explain the itinerary for the upcoming days. Private transfer is included from the airport to your hotel in Cartagena, the beautiful Santa Catalina hotel.
At 7 PM please meet with your fellow travelers and tour host for our welcome dinner at a local restaurant. – Preset menu- English speaking assistance by our local agent.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: a bottle of water, arrival transfer, English speaking guide, dinner, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel.

Santa Catalina hotel

DAY 2: City Tour Cartagena

After our breakfast at the hotel, meet at 9 AM for a tour of the old city of Cartagena: La Popa Monastery and San Felipe Fortress.

Our City Tour starts with the transfer from the city center to the La Popa Convent. From the convent, you will have a great view of the whole city. From there, we will proceed to the biggest fortress built by the Spaniards in South America, the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. We will visit the whole fortress including some of its tunnels, as well as the statue of Don Blas de Lezo. Afterward, we will go back to the city center and visit the most important landmarks, such as the official entrance to the walled city with the Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj). Behind it, we will find the Monument of Don Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena de Indias (1533). The guide will tell us about the story of Cartagena’s founding fathers and will share interesting stories full of legends and pirates. This experience lasts around 4 hours.

Free time for lunch (at your expense).

4 PM Graffiti tour in Cartagena Our Street Art and Graffiti tour gives you a deeper insight towards modern Cartagena focused on the alternative and cultural quarter and coolest barrio: Getsemani. Graffiti paintings with images of tropical scenes, local flora, and fauna and “palenqueras” wearing vibrant ruffled dresses and carrying bowls of tropical fruit. In Getsemani the individuality and spirit of the neighborhood remain intact. You can come as a tourist but you leave as a local understanding what makes the barrio so special, engaging with the people to ensure that it preserves its particular charm. This neighborhood has shaken off the gritty reputation and turned to street-art as a way of incorporating the voice of local residents and artists into the fabric and the narrative of the city streets. Graffitis transformed this neighborhood in the last years, after the first Graffiti Festival in Getsemani that took place in December 2013. Our fully qualified English speaking guide will share his knowledge of the impressive history of Getsemani starting at the clock tower, from there, we go to the street of La Sierpe (where all the murals are) and Trinidad plaza, which has a historical, cultural, and national value. We will also walk on top of the city wall.

Suggestions will be made for you to find a local restaurant for dinner close to your hotel.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: entrance fees, local guide, transportation (private), English speaking guide, a bottle of water, private excursion, breakfast, a room at your selected hotel

DAY 3: Full Day at Bomba Beach Club

Private transfer from your hotel in Cartagena to the harbor with a Spanish speaking driver.

Full-Day at La Bomba Beach Club Today you will have the full day to enjoy the beach and sun of Cartagena on the Island of Tierra Bomba at the Bomba Beach Club.

A boat will bring you from the harbor to the Island of Tierra Bomba which will take between 25 and 40 minutes.

At the beach, you will receive a welcome cocktail and then have time to enjoy this beautiful beach day. Enjoy the Caribbean Sea and sun or enjoy a swim in the pool to which you have access as well. Please note that drinks and food are not included.

At about midday, you will be brought back to Cartagena once again. Private transfer from the harbor to your hotel or rest of day at leisure in the city.

Dinner on your own.

English Speaking Guide included for the transfer from the harbor to your hotel.

You will spend the night at the hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: transportation (private), shared excursion, Shared transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel. Dinner at your own expense.

DAY 4: Cartagena tours

After our breakfast at the hotel, a day at leisure on your own, or the option to sign up for the Mangrove tour OR the Garcia Marquez tour.

Breakfast is included as well as it is every day.

Tour through the mangroves (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED- COUNT $85.00 PER PERSON)

This tour leads us to the small fishermen village La Boquilla and we highly recommend it for nature lovers. On the beach of La Boquilla, we will see the two facets of the city, because, in one of the poorest parts of Cartagena, 5-star hotels and luxurious apartments are built at the moment. After arriving in the fisher village of La Boquilla (about 30 minutes from the Cartagena city center), you will get on the canoe and cross the mangrove forest and the lagoon Cienaga de Juan Polo. You will go through some natural mangrove tunnels (Tunnel of Friendship, Love and Luck). At the lagoon, you will see fishermen working. The perfect word for describing this gorgeous scenario is peace. The mangrove forest offers great flora and fauna. Among other things, you may see different species of birds and crabs and with a little luck, a coon or a green parrot may appear on the riverbanks. After the canoe tour, you will receive a cold coconut. Then, you will take a walk through the village and along the beach whereas the English-speaking guide will tell you more about the daily life of the people that live mainly of fishing. We will get to a restaurant, where we can have lunch and try the typical local dish: fried fish with coconut rice, plantain, and salad. After lunch, we can take a dip in the Caribbean Sea or relax on the beach. Transfer back by taxi. This experience lasts around 4 hours. You will have an English speaking guide included.

On the track of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED -COUNT $99.00 PER PERSON)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), affectionately known as Gabo, is one of the most important authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. When he died in April 2014, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, described him as the -greatest Colombian that has ever lived-. Gabriel Garcia Marquez invented a literary style that is called magic realism and many of his novels are set in Cartagena. During our walking tour through the city center, the tour guide will show us the places where some of his novels took place. Furthermore, the biography of the Colombian journalist and author will be explained in detail. * This experience lasts around 4 hours You will have an English speaking guide included.

4PM Street Food Tour in Cartagena (OPTIONAL TOUR – NOT INCLUDED – COUNT $29.00/PERSON MAXIMUM)

Bring your appetite and an adventurous attitude. We hit the streets to experience food the way Cartageneros do. Whether you are searching for a stopover snack or something more substantial, a healthy platter, or a sweet dessert, Cartagena’s streets provide everything! One of the very best ways to gain an insight into the daily lives and culture of the locals is to experience their culinary culture. This 2-hour tour will get you up close and personal with the real Cartagena as the street sellers fill our bellies with their delicacies and warm our hearts with their hospitality. Now some examples to stimulate your appetite: Exotic tropical fruits like lulo, granadilla, nispero, papaya and guayabana Fried arepas, papas rellenas, empanadas, caribanolas,Bollo de Mazorca,Agua de coco,Raspao, Cocadas, arequipe and enyucado and much more! You will have an English speaking guide if you decide to do this tour.

7PM -All meet for our Salsa Route Tour -En Tu Salsa- Cartagena’s rich history of Cuban musical and cultural influence meant that specialist salsa enthusiasts opened clubs and bars to share with their friends more than 30 years ago. With this tour you will have the opportunity to experience real living history: El Koreano has been in Cartagena for more than 40 years, El Safari for more than 30, and Joseph Black’s Charanga for at least 15. Travel around Vueltabajero, a living salsa museum, and meet expert salsa hosts, dancers, and specialists.

We include full transportation provided by TRANS ARRIEROS to and from your hotel, at least 4 hours of nightlife and fun, 3 drinks (non-alcoholic or beers), a salsa expert, two dancers for you to learn from, and a delicious snack stop. English speaking guide assistance included.

You will spend the night at Hotel Santa Catalina in a Superior Room.

Included: English speaking guide, private excursion, transportation (private), local guide, snack, a bottle of water, drinks, insurance, breakfast, the room at your selected hotel

Mangroves Colombia

DAY 5: Departure

Ski Safari in Italy with Ina 2021

Private guided ski tour Cortina d’Ampezzo, Mountain huts and Alta Badia

 

TRAVEL DATES: January 8 – 15, 2021

The date and trip is an example. Other dates available. Subject to availability

PACKAGE PRICE:

  • $5,498 per person + airfare and airport transfers – based on a minimum of 2 Guests
  • $4,198 per person + airfare and airport transfers – based on a minimum of 4 Guests
  • $3,798 per person + airfare and airport transfers – based on a minimum of 6 Guests
  • Single supplement rate on request

POSSIBLE ADDONS:

  • stay in Venice
  • stay in Milan

INCLUDED:

  • Trip briefing
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-Star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 2 nights accommodation in charming rifugios
  • 3 nights accommodation in 4-star Hotel in Alta Badia
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (except day 6)
  • Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Ski Guide for 6 days
  • Dolomiti Superski Skipass for 6 days
  • Duffel bag transfer to rifugios
  • Luggage transfer from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Alta Badia
  • Private transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare
  • In/Out airport transfers (on request)
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Dinner on day 6
  • Items not on set dinner menu
  • Extra charges due to changes in itinerary
  • Ski equipment (rental available on request)
  • Insurance (medical, evacuation, or trip cancellation coverage)
  • Items of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, excess baggage charge, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in “Cost includes”

Combine some of the most fantastic skiing in the world, with fine dining on incredible Italian cuisine… What could possibly be better? Skiing hut-to-hut on the world-renowned pistes of the Dolomite Mountains, of course!

Ina put together this amazing package for your ski safari in Italy!

Direct line: 954.564.6722
Toll-free: 800 755 1330 ext 3202
e-mail: ina@alpineadventures.net

ITINERARY

 

Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo on your own (private transfer available on request). Cortina d’Ampezzo is a charming alpine resort town surrounded by stunning peaks, uniquely sheltered from the cold winds of the north, giving it a pleasantly mild climate that tourists can enjoy year-round. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina enjoys a reputation for great skiing in winter, and in the summer attracts hikers and climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains. This chic Alpine town also caters to the high society crowd, offering many year-round social activities, shopping, and fine dining. Dinner included at a traditional restaurant in the area.

INCLUDED:
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo 4 Stars
Dinner

 

Faloria and Cristallo Ski Areas In the morning, meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Ski Guide for a trip briefing and to receive your lift passes. You will also receive a duffel bag to be packed with your belongings for the two nights spent at rifugios (1 per room).

Today you will discover the resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, with its 140 kilometers (87 miles) of slopes and 42 lifts, well known all over the world also as host to the first ever televised Winter Olympics in 1956. This area offers some of the most exhilarating and beautiful alpine ski runs in the world.

Ski in the Faloria and Cristallo areas of Cortina, and feel the excitement of being completely surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Choose from 24 pistes (5 black runs, 11 red runs, 8 blue runs) with a total of 44 kilometers (27.3 miles). In good weather, there are stunning views over the Ampezzo Valley, including down to the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, and across to the Cinque Torri peaks and the Tofana area.

Dinner included at a traditional restaurant in the area.

INCLUDED:
Dinner in a local restaurant
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo 4 Stars
Breakfast, Dinner

 

Begin your ski day in the Tofane area. 30 pistes (6 black runs, 12 red runs, 13 blue runs and 6 green runs) with a total of 29,2 miles. From the beginners’ slopes of the lower area you can quickly reach the technically very demanding pistes such as the ‘Canalone’ and the famous Schuss.

The Freccia nel Cielo cable-car takes you up to a height of 8,202′ to the Ra Valles area. If you take the Skitour Olympia route, you can venture onto the unforgettable peaks of the 1956 Olympic races, which today host the Women’s Skiing World Cup. But if you’re an expert skier and looking for an adrenaline rush, try the black run ‘Vertigine Bianca’: because of its steepness, it’s one of the two slopes in Cortina that never get bashed.

In the afternoon take a private transfer to enjoy the slopes at Mount Lagazuoi and Cinque Torri (Five Towers) area, whose characteristic profile isn’t comprised of just 5 towers, but by a mass of secondary boulders, fractured towers and peaks sprinkled liberally across the entire area. These peaks are located to the west of Cortina on a grassy hillock just above the tree line at circa 7,218′.

Check into your rifugio and enjoy a wonderful homemade dinner.

INCLUDED:
Rifugio
Breakfast, Dinner

mount-pelmo

 

In the morning take a private transfer to the Civetta ski area.

Surrounded by plenty of uncontaminated views and majestic peaks, the valleys of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo, and Palafavera of Monte Civetta are rich in history and tradition. This area became famous during the 19th century, during the final century of the Venetian Doges, when the first winter guests discovered the imposing beauty and timeless charm of Monte Civetta and in particular Monte Pelmo – known as “God’s Throne.” On the slopes of these two giants surrounded by the Sella Group, the Tofane Massifs and the imposing Marmolada, you will find the largest ski district in the Veneto region. The Ski Civetta area offers a wide range of slopes and attracts skiers of all levels, for a total of 80km / 49,7 miles and 23 lifts.

In the afternoon, for the second part of your day, take a private transfer to Falcade and ski the area of Passo San Pellegrino: more than 60 kilometers (37 miles) of slopes spread out at altitudes between 1,918 and 2,513 meters (6,293-8,245′), all equipped with 26 cutting edge lift systems.

At the end of your skiing day, a snow-cat will pick you up from the main road and take you to your rifugio (1,980m / 6,496′) for the night. Set in a magnificent group of isolated old huts, this rifugio is immersed in the complete silence of a wide valley with a view of the Pale di San Martino peaks. Get ready to taste delicious dishes at the Rifugio’s renowned and traditional restaurant, mentioned in several culinary guides, appreciated not only for the quality of the food, but also for its warmth and welcoming hospitality.

INCLUDED:
Rifugio
Breakfast, Dinner

The time has come to ski a portion of the Sellaronda circuit, one of the most spectacular circuits of the world, circumnavigating the Sella Massif. Considered somewhat of a “merry-go-round” for intermediate level skiers, this unique circular connection of lifts and runs was once the only way the ancient inhabitants of the Ladin villages could maintain a connection with each other.

Nowadays it’s a modern-day carousel that connects four Dolomite passes, four Ladin valleys (Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Val di Fassa, and Livinallongo), and three districts – you’ll have the opportunity to see more of the Dolomites in one day than many see on an entire trip! Although the Sellaronda is a relatively short tour that can be easily done in one day, with a length of just under 40 kilometers (25 miles), 26 of which are ski slopes (16 miles), but requiring approximately 2 hours of ski lift travel time and high elevations, you will begin the tour in the morning to ensure ample time for completion before lift service closes for the day.

Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture.

In the afternoon check-in into your Hotel followed by dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Included:
Hotel in Alta Badia 4 Stars
Breakfast, Dinner

 

In the morning ski to the town of Arabba, take the Porta Vescovo cable car and continue through slopes and lifts to Malga Ciapela, where you’ll find the first of the three cable cars taking you up to the Marmolada Glacier. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites,” Marmolada (3,350m / 10,990′) is the highest peak and the only glacier in these mountains, providing some of the most spectacular skiing experiences on earth. You will get our full share of stunning views all around you, including the Catinaccio, Sassolungo, Sella, and Gran Vernel.
Dinner on your own (not included)

Included:
Hotel in Alta Badia 4 Stars
Breakfast

 

Today you will ski on the slopes of the Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi Ski Resort (Gröden / Seiser Alm in German). From December to April each year, this marvelous resort invites winter sports enthusiasts of all levels to explore its countless pistes and descents. 79 lifts serve the 175 kilometers (108.7 miles) of dreamy slopes that run as far as the eye can see, and efficient modern lift systems ensure a comfortable ski holiday here. The wide, generous and gentle slopes of the highest high-altitude Alpine plain in Europe, Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm, are a veritable paradise for beginners and families with children. The open expanse is like a front row seat facing the snowy paradise of the Dolomite Peaks! But don’t worry ¬– Val Gardena offers plenty of challenging terrain as well: it is home to annual World Cup Ski Races, and world-renowned for its champions.

Dinner at the hotel.

Included:
Hotel in Alta Badia 4 Stars
Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience the unique, charming atmosphere of the rifugios – alpine mountain huts – the best in the Alps
  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Enjoy the advantage of lift-service pistes to help you move from resort to resort each day – you may never ski the same run twice!

On your ski safari traverse you’ll enjoy different ski areas featuring kilometers of prepared pistes (all on one ski pass!) that will lead you to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites. With such expansive skiable terrain, this is truly a vacation in paradise: we’ll move from valley to valley on skis, enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the rifugios, explore the fascinating culture and history of these mountains, all while dining on incredible cuisine and sampling fine wines found in the region.

The traditions and history of these places, all while engaging in the beautiful sport of skiing. The imposing peaks of the Dolomites emerged from primordial marine expanses, created by microorganisms that were embraced and molded by the glaciers during the ice age. Providing extraordinary terrain, these incredible mountains have become famous the world over as one of the most beloved areas for winter sports. Boasting the number one ski resort in the world, the Dolomites are a winter sports paradise for families, beginners, and champions alike.

This ski tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and their people, as well as discover the traditions and history of these places, all while engaging in the beautiful sport of skiing. You’ll explore Alta Badia and Cortina d’Ampezzo, known for their Ladin culture and cuisine.