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Customized Group Tours 2021

Vikings, Trolls & Fjords: NorwayJune 11 - 20, 2021

Tour Code: NOR21

Norway is a land of fjords – more than 1,000 of them dot the coasts.  This tour will take us to the top of a fjord to view the massive cliffs. We’ll cruise the waters of the fjord to get a true perspective of the sheer slopes. There will even be an opportunity to take a plunge into the freezing waters. We’ll see coves and bays and inlets that compete with the colorful towns and villages and cities for picture-postcard views. We’ll hold our collective breath on hairpin roadway turns, have our breath taken away by an amazing train journey, and take in a deep breath of history at a 13th century Stave Church. This is Norway – the land of the North, not to be missed.   
Rescheduling to 2022
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Tour Cost:
$3,219 per person
double occupancy

Odyssey through Ancient GreeceSept. 12 - 25, 2021

Tour Code: TWGR21

Greek myths, Greek gods, and the ancient Greek philosophies will come alive as we walk in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates in this birthplace of Democracy.  We’ll see the classic sites of the Acropolis, Agora, and the Temple of Poseidon in Athens, before boarding our cruise of the Aegean Sea.  We’ll stop in Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes and Crete.  After the cruise, we’ll continue our tour to Corinth, Sparta, Olympia and Delphi before returning to Athens for a final night of singing, dancing and good fun.  
Rescheduling to 2023
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Tour Cost:
$3,399 per person
double occupancy

IcelandSeptember 6 - 14, 2021

Tour Code: GVIS21

We’ll be visiting a perennial top-10 vacation spot – Iceland! Let us do the driving as we tour the rugged landscape on a trip around the island. We’ll see the bubbling mud holes, volcanic craters, fjords, glaciers and massive waterfalls. We’ll also have picture-perfect moments at very pretty little villages, landscapes that look more like moonscapes, and land formations found nowhere else. For those that wish to continue the journey, we’ll be heading to Scotland. The optional extension features the best Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rural highlands en route to Inverness. This is a perfect pair of destinations that you won’t want to miss.
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Tour Cost:
$4,049 per person
Main Tour, dbl occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Iceland is OPEN! 

(see LINK   for  protocols)

Toast to Tuscany: ItalyOct. 13 - 24, 2021

Tour Code: TTT21

We have updated this popular tour to be a small group tour with a luxury villa experience! We explore northern Italy, from Venice to Rome, with a lengthy stay in the celebrated Tuscany region.  Our Venice stay includes a tour of the canals, St. Mark’s and the central area and Murano’s glassmaking district.  We spend a night in La Spezia, two nights Florence and another in the Siena area. We end in Rome, including visits to the Vatican and Roman ruins.  Don’t forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain so we can say “Arrivederci!” – until we meet again.
Rescheded to 2022
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Tour Cost:
$4,459 per person
double occupancy
Small Group Luxury Experience!!

Christmas Markets of Germany & AustriaNov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2021

Tour Code: KJCM21

Christmas Markets in Europe bring the magic of the holiday season to life. City centers are aglow with festive lights, as the scent of mulled wines and gingerbread fills the air. We encounter Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval walled city in Germany and home to one of Käthe Wohlfahrt's Christkindlmarkts. Salzburg delights us with the Mirabel Gardens, Mozart's Birth House, and the grand cathedral. Our journey ends in Vienna where we are treated to a Sacher Torte and a dinner concert at Schönbrunn Palace!
Tour Cost:
$3,399 per person
double occupancy

Early Bird!

(see itinerary)

Castles of Germany & Austria • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Tour Code: KGS

“The castle looming high above the flowing river served as a beacon for the weary traveler, a vantage point to survey the landscape, and a symbol of the kingdoms strength.”  We’ll tour some of Europe’s most impressive castles, each a representation of the small kingdoms that once made up the map of the region we call Germany and Austria.  We’ll see strong, imposing castles built of massive grey stones, and lacey palaces filled with filigree and gold designs.  Along the way, we’ll also learn about the king of German vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz.  We’ll hear the music of Mozart in his hometown and explore the cities and villages that have grown up in the castles’ shadows.  Join us to explore your royal tendencies. (Note: This is a small group tour ~ 15 Passengers)
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Tour Cost:
$X,XXX per person
double occupancy

Wizarding World of England & Scotland SAMPLE ITINERARY

Tour Code: MHP


Explore the Wizarding Worlds featured in Harry Potter literature and films. We visit both England and Scotland, to see some of the series’ most iconic sites. We head towards Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station, Victorian Lendenhall Market, the Tower Bridge and more. We also tour sets from the film franchise and more at Warner Bros Studios. We take a side trip to Oxford, where many Hogwarts scenes were filmed. Then, it’s off to Scotland where we ride the Harry Potter Express train, visit the Writers Museum, and visit other memorable sites – including Loch Ness! This is a tour for Muggles of all ages – but space is limited. Don’t miss your chance!
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Tour Cost:
$X,XXX per person
double occupancy
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