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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 [...]
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.
Marrakech gateway to the Sahara Desert
Itinerary Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 9-12Day 1 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 [...]
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 [...]
Valle Nevado Ski Resort May Promotion
Valle Nevado Ski Resort
Hotel Puerta del Sol and Hotel Tres Puntas:
- June 23 – 30: 40% off, minimum 2 nights
- July 7 – 21: 20% off, minimum 3 nights
Terms: Discounts applied when paying 100% of the total reservation before May 31.
Subject to availability, and current rate levels.
Hotel Puerta del Sol
The Hotel Puerta del Sol is a mid-range hotel perfect for families, friends, and couples. Rooms face north (ski terrain view) with outdoor terraces or south (resort view) with a bay window. For families, the hotel has rooms with connecting doors, “double-double” two-bedroom units, and a 2-story, loft-style room for 4 people. The hotel is centrally located and has direct access to the outdoor pool, as well as a Kids Zone, internet center, the Bar Puerta del Sol, and the Mirador del Plomo restaurant.
Services included in Hotel Puerta del Sol:
- Half board. From dinner on the day of check-in to breakfast on the day of check-out.
- Ski pass valid until the day before the check-out. If you check out before 10 am, a courtesy ticket will be offered for the day of departure
- Welcome drink
- Outdoor heated pool (restrictions and Covid protocol apply)
- Entertainment activities
- Children’s play area since 7 years old- Restrictions and protocols of use
- Access to Fitness Center & Spa (massage with cost w/ estrictions and protocols of use)
- Ski storage
Hotel Tres Puntas
The Hotel Tres Puntas offers affordable lodging for skiers and snowboarders, with rooms that can sleep 2 to 6 people comfortably. Younger skiers and snowboarders, budget travelers and families seeking an affordable option love Hotel Tres Puntas. The hotel has a great advantage being just a two-minute walk to the slopes. It offers the Pub Tres Puntas with nightly live music, and the contemporary, renovated Sur restaurant, with panoramic windows and views.
Services included in Hotel Tres Puntas:
- Half board. From dinner on the day of check-in to breakfast on the day of check-out
- Ski pass valid until the day before the check-out. If you check out before 10 am, a courtesy ticket will be offered for the day of departure
- Outdoor heated pool
- Daycare (between 3 and 7 years)
- Entertainment activities
- Children’s play area
- Access to Fitness Center and Spa (does not include massage)
- Ski storage
The Mastercard promotion (10% discount) is available for weeks that continue to have availability. Reservations must be booked through the agency portal and paid for using a Mastercard. Once booked, please email the reservations department requesting the 10% discount.
The promotion is subject to availability. A 30% payment is required within 3 days of booking, with the balance due one month before check-in. The offer is not combinable with other offers.
Grindelwald and Méribel
TRAVEL DATES: Saturday February 25 – Saturday March 11, 2023
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.
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 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 and the longest ski season in Europe. 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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