Spotlight on Tuscany
November 8 to November 16, 2023
By Collette Spotlights, tours that feature quick getaways with a single hotel stay
Double Occupancy: $3,229 pp, includes roundtrip airfare from Charlotte
Single Occupancy: No space available
Triple Occupancy: $3,199 pp, includes round trip airfare from Charlotte
Activity Level: Active to Moderately Challenging
Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany, home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns, and enchanting cities. Savor a 7-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Visit Pisa, Florence, and San Gimignano into the Italian countryside. Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. Steeped in history, culture and legend, this is Tuscany as you always imagined it.
Christmas Markets Cruise on the Romantic Rhine
December 8 to December 16, 2023
By Mayflower Cruises and Tours
Double Occupancy: $3,894 pp includes roundtrip airfare from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) and local pickup from Clemson
Single Occupancy: $6,273 includes includes roundtrip airfare from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) and local pickup from Clemson
(Airfare promotion until June 30, 2023)
Activity Level: Active
Explore the charming cobbled streets and gabled houses within gorgeous Amsterdam before joining fellow travelers for dinner onboard your lavish Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Tour Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage canal system and explore Dutch history. Travel to Cologne, Germany where seven picturesque Christmas markets make the city a wintry paradise. Head to Heidelberg and experience wine tasting and a visit to the ruins of the magnificent Heidelberg Castle. Journey to Strasbourg, France and tour the Grand Île, along with the Old Quarter. Take a guided tour of Breisach, a town serving as the gateway to Germany's Black forest region. Take home memories of the holiday season spent in adorned German villages.
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Cruise
February 13 to February 20, 2024
By Premier World Discovery
Double Occupancy: $7,149 pp, includes roundtrip airfare from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) and local pick up from Clemson
Single Occupancy: $9,199 pp, includes round trip airfare from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) and local pick up from Clemson
Activity Level: Moderately Challenging
Enjoy three nights in Quito, Ecuador and four nights aboard the ship MV Galapagos Legend. During the cruise, enjoy two excursions each each day with visits to Rabida Island, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island and Santa Cruz Island. Your Naturalist Guide on Ship will ensure a rich learning experience in these unique and threatened ecosystems. You'll visit Tagus Cove, visited by Darwin and the HMS Beagle as well as experience "the iguana capital of the world" and the Highlands Tortoise Reserve. Tour fee includes Galapagos Entrance Fee and the GCC Migration Control Card Fees.
The Azores: Jewels of Portugal
April 5 to April 18, 2024
By Explorers by Collette, small group travel capped at 19 participants
Double Occupancy: $5,029 pp, includes roundtrip airfare from Charlotte
and interisland flights
Single Occupancy: $5,829, includes roundtrip airfare from Charlotte and interisland flights
Triple Occupancy: $4,979 pp, includes round trip airfare from Charlotte and interisland flights
Activity Level: Moderately Challenging
Enter an untouched paradise on an adventure through the Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal. Explore the entire rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera. Indulge in a traditional cozido das furnas meal, cooked by the heat of the volcanic earth. Descend into Algar do Carvao, the “Cavern of Coal” lava tube, with an expert guide. Enjoy a light home-hosted lunch featuring local meats and cheeses. Spend 3 nights in a lava stone house. From thermal pools and lush craters to local farms and volcanic cuisine, delve into the culture of Portuguese island life.