Featured Travel News & Specials
Below you will find information about small ship cruises in the world and some discounts currently being offered on sailings. Every year we send people to Costa Rica, and everyone loves the place. If you are looking for natural beauty and adventure go there. We also feature one of our favorite cities in Europe: Prague. There are many great trips for families and friends to take together. Note the booking dates for the special discounts below, because deposits must be made by those dates.
River Cruises & Galápagos
|Bernkastel, Germany in the morning mist. Looking across the river on our river cruise.|
Small ship cruises include river cruises, and they have become very popular. Their popularity is no surprise since they are a great way to see many of the great destinations. Years ago rivers were an important way for people to get from place to place. So many of the old great cities are found on important rivers. Small ship cruises are found in many parts of the world including Europe, Asia, Egypt, and the Galápagos Islands. Rivers in Europe that you can cruise include the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Seine, and Rhone. In Asia cruise on the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers. In Egypt you cruise on the famous Nile River. On all of these rivers there are many historic treasures to see which may include castles, palaces, and medieval cities. For my review of our river cruise through Central Germany go here. The above picture was taken in Bernkastel, Germany.
In oceans, seas, and inside passages small ships can go where big ships are not able to go. The Galápagos Islands off of Ecuador have amazing wildlife which can be visited by small ships. As is the case with rivers there are many nice advantages to cruising on small ships.
Cruises can be booked for both 2012 and 2013. You can currently save $1,000 per couple on select 2013 European river cruises on the cruise/land only price. Note that this promotion ends on 26 June 2012, so deposit must be made by then. There is also a promotion where you can save $500 per couple on all 2013 European river cruises on the cruise/land only price. Deposit must be made by 18 September 2012. You can also save $300 per couple on 2013 cruises to Galápagos, river cruises in Asia, and river cruises in Egypt on the cruise/land only price. Deposit must be made by 18 September 2012. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and conditions apply. Please contact me for more information and to book.
|Large iguana on the riverbank of the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica.|
If you are looking for adventure in a place with great natural beauty and where there is an abundance of wildlife go to Costa Rica. In addition to many rain forests there are volcanoes, hot springs, and waterfalls. In the wild you can see monkeys, tropical birds, butterflies, iguanas, and much more. The picture of the large iguana above was taken from a boat. A tour on a river boat is a great way to see wildlife that goes to the riverbanks. It is important to have a naturalist guide to show you around and describe what you are seeing. We recommend only the best guides. Costa Rica also has beaches, surfing, white water rafting, horse back riding, zip lines, and more. My review of Costa Rica is broken down by region in seven web pages and starts here. If you have a group of 6 to 12 family members and friends it is affordable for you to have your own guide and driver. More participants means a greater savings. Please contact me for more information and to book.
|Walking the Charles Bridge. View is looking towards Lesser Town.|
There are a lot of great cities in Europe to visit. One of our favorites is Prague in the Czech Republic. It is a great city for walking with much to see. There is the Prague Castle and the very stunning St. Vitus's Cathedral. Old Town is where you will want to spend some time and where you find the famous Astronomical Clock. Be sure and walk the Charles Bridge and admire all of the statues along both sides of the bridge. We walked across from Old Town to Lesser Town, pictured above, and back. Near Old Town is the Powder Tower and Wenceslas Square which leads to the National Museum. The historic Jewish Cemetery in the Jewish Quarter is very interesting. Prague is where you find music of Dvorak and Smetana, famous composers that lived there. You can also see great folk music and dancing. Prague can be seen as an independent destination as well as on escorted motor coach tours and river cruises. My detailed review is here. Please contact me for more information on Prague as well as other destinations and to book.
Pictures taken by Sunny Breeding.
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