River Cruise Newsletter Dated August 17, 2017
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
In this newsletter, I'd like to tell you about America's best rivers
for cruising. Sailing these waterways is a carefree and enjoyable
way to experience the country's rich heritage and scenic beauty, and
Vacations To Go offers every discount, deal and special promotion
available for these trips.
To see all the latest deals and a complete list of itineraries, just
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Board a comfortable, modern-day paddle wheeler and cruise the
which winds its way from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. On
the Upper Mississippi, you can visit Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal,
Missouri, and explore the arts scene in Red Wing, Minnesota. During the
fall, see brightly colored autumn foliage. On the lower half of the
river, experience Southern hospitality as you tour beautifully restored
mansions, like Oak Alley in Louisiana, and dine on world-famous cuisine
in New Orleans' French Quarter.
The largest tributary of the Mississippi River, the
was a major transportation route for Native Americans, European
explorers and settlers. Sailings can include Henderson, Kentucky, once
home to naturalist and painter John James Audubon; keep an eye out for
the 13 bronze bird statues around town. In Paducah, Kentucky -- where
the Ohio meets the Tennessee River -- the galleries of the LowerTown
Arts District are big draws. Madison is on the Indiana Wine Trail, and
Louisville, Kentucky, is known for its horse-racing heritage. Ohio River
itineraries can include segments on the Mississippi River.
covers four states, flowing from east of Knoxville, Tennessee, to
Paducah, where it converges with the Ohio River. During the Civil War,
Union troops strategically used the river to invade Confederate
territory, leaving behind a notable list of Civil War sites. Tennessee
River itineraries can make time for the Shiloh National Military Park
south of Savannah, Tennessee, and the W.C. Handy Home & Museum in
Florence, Alabama, where the "Father of the Blues" was born in 1873.
Head west to the
Columbia and Snake rivers
in Oregon and Washington and follow in the footsteps of famed explorers
Lewis and Clark. These trips offer opportunities to see the Mount St.
Helens National Volcanic Monument, the Columbia River Gorge and Hells
Canyon. Tour the Bonneville Dam, a National Historic Site whose
construction started in 1934, or take in the floral splendor of the
International Rose Test Garden in Portland. Typically combined into one
trip, these two rivers offer an abundance of history and natural beauty.
flows from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. A cruise provides
the perfect way to experience all that New York has to offer, from
breathtaking scenery and grand architecture to the art, history and
culture of the Big Apple. Famous landmarks include Sleepy Hollow,
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Springwood estate in Hyde Park and West Point
Military Academy. Fall sailings showcase the region's brilliant foliage.
Hudson River cruises also can venture along the Erie Canal and the St.
Lawrence and Saguenay rivers.
Spanning 363 miles across New York State, the
was built with 35 locks to connect Lake Erie to the Hudson River.
Considered an engineering marvel, the canal attracts tourists with its
charming waterfront communities. Our Erie Canal departures also include
time sailing other bodies of water, such as Lake Ontario, the Hudson and
the St. Lawrence River and Seaway.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the quiet waterways of the
St. Johns and Tolomato rivers
in northeastern Florida. See restored plantation homes and the
subtropical flora of Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka, stroll the
historic district of Amelia Island and uncover the rich past of St.
Augustine -- founded in 1565, it's billed as America's oldest surviving
European settlement. The St. Johns region is home to more than 200
species of birds, making the destination ideal for birding enthusiasts.
Look for alligators and bald eagles in Ocala National Forest.
Here are this week's Top 20 River Cruises
. All prices are per
person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
Burgundy & Provence
8 days with Uniworld. Travels between Lyon and Marseille. Save
Starting at $2,799. Departures from March 18 through November
Capitals of the Danube
5 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Vienna. Save $332 per
Starting at $1,065. Departs November 2, 6 & 10, 2017.
8 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Travels between Amsterdam and
Basel. Starting at $1,449. Departures from September 15 through November
Holiday - Christmas Markets
8 or 9 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between
Memphis and New Orleans. Save $1,400 per couple, plus enjoy free
shore excursions and more.
Starting at $1,799. Departs December 4,
11 & 18, 2017.
Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth
9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Lima. Starting at $2,449.
Departures from September 2, 2017 through December 22, 2018.
Secrets of the Douro
8 days with Emerald Waterways. Begins and ends in Porto. Fly from
$495 per person from select gateways.
Starting at $2,595. Departures
from April 14 through November 10, 2018.
14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague
14 days with Gate 1. Travels between Prague and Budapest. Save $1,100
Starting at $2,599.
Departures from March 22 through November 22, 2018.
7 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in
Nashville. Save $1,400 per couple, plus enjoy free shore
Starting at $2,599. Departs December 4 & 10, 2017.
The Legendary Danube
8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Nuremberg and ends in Budapest.
Save $500 to $1,500 per couple.
Starting at $2,799. Departures
from April 7 through November 3, 2018.
10) Sensations of Southern France,
8 days with Emerald Waterways. Travels between Nice and Lyon. Fly for
free from select gateways. Starting at
from April 21 through October 13, 2018.
Pacific Northwest Adventure
8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Vancouver
and Clarkston. Save $400 per couple.
Starting at $3,499. Departs
July 9, 16 & 23, 2018.
18 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria with Danube River Cruise
18 days with Gate 1. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Budapest. Save
$1,200 per couple.
Starting at $3,849. Departures from May 5 through
October 25, 2018.
8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel.
Fly from $295 to $695 per person from select gateways, plus companion
cruises for free.
Starting at $3,998. Departures from March 28
through December 28, 2018.
8 Day Bordeaux Affair
8 days with Scenic Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save $500
Starting at $4,295. Departures from May 8 through
September 25, 2018.
Great American Waterways
16 days with Blount. Travels between Chicago and New York City. Save
Starting at $4,949. Departs June 27, August 1 and September 5,
15 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Amsterdam.
Save $2,500 per couple, plus fly from $299 per person in economy
Starting at $5,699. Departures from July 20 through October
Legendary Rhine & Moselle
13 days with Uniworld. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Airfare
is included from select gateways, plus save 10%.
Starting at $5,999.
Departures from April 18 through November 2, 2018.
15 Day Jewels of Europe
15 days with Scenic Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest.
Save $6,300 per couple, plus receive a free 150 euro onboard
Starting at $6,745. Departures from September 25 through
October 25, 2017.
16 days with Uniworld. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest.
Airfare is included from select gateways, plus save 10%.
at $6,999. Departures from May 2 through November 9, 2018.
Treasures of the Danube
11 days with Crystal River Cruises. Begins and ends in Vienna.
Companion cruises for free.
Starting at $7,690. Departures from
November 13, 2017 through November 10, 2018.
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