Fundraising Live Auction Ideas that are Great: Consignment Travel Experiences
Need great Live Auction Ideas or Silent Auction items for Fundraising Events or Galas? Below are great TRAVEL EXPERIENCES that will keep your guests happily bidding year after year.
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Whale Watching Adventure $3500.00
A whale watching adventure awaits you in the beautiful and sunny San Juan Islands, just north of Seattle. Travel from Seattle to Friday Harbor onto San Juan Island, then on to Victoria and Vancouver on this Pacific Northwest getaway. Enjoy the beauty of San Juan Island on a special Whale Watch Cruise from Friday Harbor. The San Juan Islands are world-renowned destination for both their natural Northwest beauty as well as populations of Orca whales that reside in the area’s waters. Friday Harbor is a small town on San Juan Island, and the departure point for your Orca Whale and Sealife Excursion. In addition to the San Juan’s, visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia for a taste of British culture, and Vancouver which features a modern skyline, famous international cuisines and spectacular water and mountain views. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your delightful hotels, and your transportation between each city plus your whale watching tour.
New York, New York $3000.00
New York City is larger than life. It’s the City of Dreams, the City That Never Sleeps, and the Big Apple. From Time Square to hidden quiet corners of Central Park, the hipster hangouts of Brooklyn to the high-rises of the Upper East Side, from Chinatown to the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach and everything in between, in NYC, it doesn’t matter what subway stop you get off at, as there’s always something interesting to discover. One day you will experience the thrill of the Broadway which may take up just few square blocks, but from your seat in the audience you can travel from Chicago to Paris to the wilds of the Serengeti and pretty much everywhere in between. Seeing a blockbuster Broadway show is an essential New York experience. One day you will also enjoy lunch at Robert De Niro’s Locanda Verde restaurant. Locanda Verde is an exquisite tavern in Tribeca serving Chef Andrew Carmellini’s urban Italian cooking. Its offers favorites like Lamb Meatball Sliders with Caprino & Cucumber or Fire-Roasted Garlic Chicken and seasonal specialties like Prosciutto-Wrapped Trout with Corn Ragu, Chanterelles & Mustard Jus.Your three night/four day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your deluxe hotel in the heart of New York City, your Broadway show and lunch at Locanda Verde.
Wine Country & Spa Getaway $3600.00
Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts … Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth. Located at the southern tip of the Napa Valley, near here Napa and Sonoma meet, The Meritage Resort and Spa offers an experience like no other. Just like the wine that inspired its name, The Meritage Resort and Spa is the perfect blend of wine tasting, dining, spa, romance, and indulgence. Unwind among the sun-drenched vineyards of our award-winning resort, offering world-class luxury in the heart of Napa Valley. The Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort is an experience unto itself, situated entirely underground in our 22,000 square foot Estate Cave. The hushed serenity of the cave, with natural stone and copper water features, combined with Old World Florentine architecture and furnishings, offers guests an environment unlike any other. One day you will Visit three famous wineries for tastings and guided tours of the winery grounds. At each place, walk through beautiful vineyards; see how the grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled; and then sample the finished product in the tasting room. This trip includes, roundtrip coach airfare, four nights at the Meritage Resort, two spa treatments and a private four hour wine tour.
Napa Valley Wine Train $3000.00
Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts … Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth. Located among the sun-drenched vineyards, the award-winning Meritage Resort and Spa, offers world-class luxury in the heart of Napa Valley. Just like the wine that inspired its name, you will experience the perfect blend of wine tasting, dining, romance, and indulgence. You will also enjoy one of the most personable wineries in Napa Valley on the Grgich Hills Winery Train Tour where you will board a restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car for an extraordinary experience and to taste how great wines are made naturally! Your three night/four day trip includes, roundtrip coach airfare, three nights at The Meritage Resort and Spa and your wine train experience.
Napa Valley Gourmet Cooking Experience $3400.00
Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts … Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth. Located among the sun-drenched vineyards, the award-winning Meritage Resort and Spa, offers world-class luxury in the heart of Napa Valley. Just like the wine that inspired its name, you will experience the perfect blend of wine tasting, dining, romance, and indulgence. You will also enjoy one of the most personable wineries in Napa Valley on the Grgich Hills Winery Train Tour where you will board a restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car for an extraordinary experience and to taste how great wines are made naturally! The next day put on your aprons as you attend a gourmet cooking class of your choice. As you prepare the recipes, just step outside to the garden and harvest needed ingredients. Learn about many interesting varieties of vegetables and herbs which may become additions to own gardens when you return home from this amazing vacation. Your three night/four day trip includes, roundtrip coach airfare, three nights at The Meritage Resort and Spa, your wine train experience & your cooking class.
Seaside Maine $2600.00
Your getaway for two takes you to the lovely coastal town of Rockport. The town of Rockport has become one of the hidden gems of the mid-coast Maine region. It was even named one of America’s Prettiest Towns by Forbes Magazine. The laid-back town atmosphere makes it perfect for visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful weekend in a beautifully scenic setting. The unmatched natural beauty of Mid Coast Maine is your backdrop for world-class sailing, golfing, hiking, bicycling, birdwatching, skiing and more or just sit at a waterfront restaurant enjoying a fresh steamed Lobster. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare and your oceanfront hotel.
Jackson Hole Adventure $3200.00
Jackson Hole is a thriving outdoor paradise. As the Southern Gateway to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, many people base themselves in Jackson Hole and explore Teton hiking trails during the day. Take a scenic float through the park or enjoy whitewater rafting in the Snake River Canyon. Mountain biking trails leave right from town or you can enjoy a horseback riding excursion. Jackson Hole is a winter sports lover’s paradise. You can take your pick from a wide array of activities, not limiting yourself to only the popular skiing and snowmobiling. But they are fun too! Jackson Hole attractions are endless.Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare and your luxurious hotel.
Canadian Getaway $3400.00
For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. With such a breathtaking landscape, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been nominated time and again as a “must-see” destination for travelers around the world. Nestled amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is known as a traveler’s mecca for good reason. Whether by car, bicycle, hiking boots, skis, snowshoes or canoe, in Banff National Park you can enjoy year-round discovery of this mountainous landscape. With 1600 kilometers of trails, two gondolas, three ski areas, an exciting heritage and more dining options and activities than you have time for, Banff National Park is a premier destination for authentic hospitality and outdoor exploration. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare and your wonderful hotel.
Sedona Oasis $3500.00
Sedona exists at an impossible intersection of soul-nourishing wilderness and pampered luxury—where soaring red rock monoliths cradle an array of resorts, spas, art galleries and boutique wineries. Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities. Most recently, with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms, Sedona has emerged as a destination for wine enthusiasts. The perfect destination should seem exotic yet feel like coming home. That is the very definition of Sedona, a small town blessed with an abundance of scenic beauty. One day experience the Grand Canyon National Park, where you will see amazing views of the Colorado River and the Painted Desert off in the distance. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your marvelous hotel and your tour to the Grand Canyon.
Sunshine State $1500.00
Visitors will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where blue skies, jewel-green waters and swaying sea oats provide the perfect backdrop for your Florida vacation. The coast is perfect for fishing, surfing, and scuba diving, collecting seashells or just taking it easy. Sandestin is among the famed beaches of South Walton area, home to the vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf and the only marina in South Walton, Sandestin plays host to numerous festivals and events year round. Overlooking the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Sandestin caters to both the romantic beach getaway and the family vacation. For those in need of a little retail therapy and great food, Grand Boulevard can satisfy both in its lively town center. There’s never a shortage on fun in Sandestin. Your four nights/five day trip includes your wonderful hotel.
Bourbon Trails $3000.00
From the rolling bluegrass-covered hills of legendary Horse Country and the grandstands of America’s most storied thoroughbred racing tracks to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and world-renowned outdoor adventure, visit Kentucky and experience the unbridled spirit that runs wild in the Bluegrass State. One day learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visiting two historic bourbon distilleries for guided tours and bourbon tastings! Another day enjoy Maker’s Mark After Dark Bourbon Experience. Enjoy an up close look at the picturesque Maker’s Mark distillery with Maker’s Mark After Dark. This exclusive experience includes a behind the scenes guided tour of the bourbon making process and a specialized bourbon tasting. Following the tour you’ll head to a warehouse for Maker’s Mark inspired cocktails and southern style appetizers under the hand-blown glass ceiling by world renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. The evening concludes with a trip to the gift shop and then you’ll hand dip your very own bottle of Maker’s Mark in the signature Red Wax to take home! Your three nights/four day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your deluxe hotel, and your two bourbon tours.
Rocky Mountain Escape $3300.00
Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all within the walking distance from the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. Denver’s mountains were made to move you. Come remember what freedom feels like. And forget that traffic jams and spreadsheets even exist. Go skiing. Go snowshoeing. Go farther then you’ve ever gone before. From this vantage point, you can see everything except limits. Colorado isn’t just a place to visit. It’s a place where you feel alive. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare your hotel & day ski trip to Winter Park.
Mickey Mouse $3000.00
Come and enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The package includes a Resort stay at a Walt Disney World Resort® and a Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket that allows each traveler to visit more than one Theme Park on the same day. You will stay in an onsite Disney Resort where you will experience the ultimate in Disney style and service. Also enjoy a daily dining package that offers one Table Service meal, one Quick Service meal and one Snack (select dining locations) per person per night plus one Resort Refillable Drink Mug per person. Also included is Disney’s Magical Express Service picks you up at Orlando International Airport and takes you to your Disney Resort hotel. In addition, the service lets you bypass baggage claim and have your bags delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room. Let Disney do the driving for you with its convenient monorail, ferry boats and motor coaches travel between Disney Resort hotels, theme parks, water parks, the Downtown Disney area and other recreation spots throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Your three night/four day trip for two includes roundtrip coach airfare, your onsite Disney hotel, Disney park hopper tickets, dining package, roundtrip airport transfers, Resort-Wide Transportation and your memories for a lifetime.
Viva Las Vegas $3000.00
The second you cruise past the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, your senses will be immersed in The Strip’s illuminated splendor, as Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, MGM are just a few names of the world famous hotels lit up all around you. Be astonished at the sites like the fountains of the Bellagio, the Stratosphere and a replica of the Eiffel Tower are among the amazing landmarks. The Strip is like no place on Earth! One day enjoy a half day Las Vegas Guided Day Tour that will truly introduce you to the whole of Las Vegas, from its heyday of classic casinos, legendary performers like Frank Sinatra to the new mega-resorts that characterize modern Las Vegas. One evening, make your trip to Las Vegas one to remember with an exhilarating 10-minute helicopter ride over the Las Vegas Strip! Enjoy fabulous views of the dazzling lights from a state-of-the-art, six-seater ECO-star helicopter. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as a Champagne toast prior to your flight. Your three night/four day trip for two includes roundtrip coach airfare, your deluxe hotel, your Vegas tour, helicopter ride and don’t forget what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Tropical San Juan $3200.00
San Juan is considered one of the most welcoming and culturally rich destinations in the world. You will be captivated by the enchantment of the island, its culture, the Old World wonders of Old San Juan, the amenities and entertainment of a modern city, and the tropical allures of a Caribbean destination. You will experience the unrivaled luxury, grandeur and service of El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria resort, an unforgettable escape that exudes tranquility and splendor. This luxurious resort is set amidst a Caribbean oasis where you can savor an array of delectable cuisines, delight in the array of exciting activities, maybe play a round of golf, treat yourself to a beauty treatment or just relax by the pool. You will discover the natural beauty of Puerto Rico with an excursion to the unspoiled rainforest and Bioluminescent Bio Bay. One day you will paddle your way through the luminescent waters of Bio Bay and witness one of the most amazing natural phenomenon’s in the world. Kayak your way through mystical mangrove channels and discover the abundance of unique organisms living in the glowing waters. Another day you will discover the natural wonders of El Yunque Rainforest. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of lush ferns, tropical plants and indigenous wildlife. Take in exquisite panoramic views of the northeast coast atop Yokahu Observation Tower, capture a ‘picture-perfect’ moment at La Coca Waterfall, or hike to La Mina Falls for a swim in the cool waters. This trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, 3 nights at El Conquistador Resort, your two tours and roundtrip airport transfers.
Mardi Gras $4500.00
Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans’s is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French and Caribbean cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and parties with sweet-tasting cocktails. The unofficial state motto, “let the good times roll,” pretty much says it all! Once the two of you land in the “Big Easy,” you will be greeted by your guide with a champagne toast to celebrate your arrival in New Orleans! Then you will start your four night experience in a four star hotel on the parade route, right in the middle of all the action! Also enjoy a welcome cocktail party and appetizers with new friends! During your stay you will attend a Bourbon Street balcony party, which includes a six hour reservation on the “BEST” balcony on Bourbon Street with open premium bar, Cajun buffet and tons of beads. Also included two parade grandstand tickets to watch a full evening of Mardi Gras Parades. You will also experience a Gator Swamp Boat Tour through the Bayous of Louisiana, an Oak Alley Plantation Tour, and a Ghost Walking Tour. Your four night trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your four star hotel, champagne toast, cocktail party, Bourbon Street balcony party, parade grandstand tickets, boat tour, plantation tour and ghost walking tour, plus your 24/7 guides and concierge throughout your stay, making sure you’re having the Time of Your Life!
Girl’s Spa Getaway $4800.00
The award-winning Spa at Mohonk Mountain House is voted the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler making it a premier spa. The “first-class spa” has 16 restorative treatment rooms, a solarium with stone fireplace, an outdoor heated mineral pool, comprehensive fitness center, and more, our New York spa resort has everything guests need to feel rejuvenated and renewed. Take time to reconnect with yourself. Feel at one with nature as you are surrounded by 40,000 acres of undisturbed land, and sink into treatments that celebrate the natural beauty around you. This spectacular gem is nestled in a pristine mountain setting” in the Hudson Valley, this “wonderful, historic resort” is just 90 miles north of New York City. “Outstanding activities” include cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and hiking on 85 miles of trails. Offering classically comfortable accommodations, thousands of pristine acres, and a sense of Old World charm, our New Paltz resort is like Europe – without the plane ride. Your three night/four day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare to Newburgh, New York, three night hotel stay at Mohonk Mountain House & two spa services.
Alaska Cruise Tour $6000.00
Exploring Alaska is an adventure you’ll treasure forever onboard your luxury cruise. The ship’s crew will pamper you and respond to your every need. Enjoy gourmet meals, exciting nightlife and try your luck at the casino! On deck, take time to relax and soak up scenery far more majestic than you ever imagined. You’ll discover what life is like at the edge of our vast northern wilderness. After your cruise take your luxury rail service between the ship and the Alaska wilderness, you’ll enjoy 7 days at sea and three nights in the wilderness lodges, including legendary Denali National Park & Mt. McKinley, then end your adventure with a visit to Fairbanks. It’s the best way to see all the best of Alaska! Your nine night/ten day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your week long cruise, three night land tour, outside cabin, all your gourmet dining on board, marvelous entertainment, thrilling on-board activities, and memories of an adventure as big as Alaska itself!
Italy: Beauty of Capri & the Amalfi Coast $5800.00
Say “Arrivederci” to America and “Buongiorno” to Capri and the Amalfi Coast! Even though it spans little more than four square miles, the Isle of Capri is one of the most romantic places in the world. You will spend 3 nights on the Island of Capri, where you can take a boat into the world famous Blue Grotto where the sun’s reflection makes the water glow an iridescent radiant blue or hike to the ruins of an Emperor’s palace. Or just sit on beach and relax with the breathtaking views. Then you’re off to Sorrento for 3 nights, where the beauty of the landscape in-between emerald seas and green cliffs, the infinite allure of historical sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum, is what makes Sorrento’s peninsula an ideal destinations for a perfect getaway. While in Sorrento you will take a private full day tour further down the coast to explore the towns of Positano, Ravello & Amalfi. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six glorious hotel nights and your private excursion to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Get your passports ready to experience the romance of Capri & the Amalfi Coast!
Spectacular Best of Italy Tour $11,000
La Dolce Vita, the good life is exactly what the Best of Italy tour is all about. Experience classic Italian food, wine, history and all the things this wonderful country is famous for. Experience a kaleidoscope of colors, fragrances and tastes as you immerse yourself in its culture, history and incredible sights on this spectacular best of Italy tour. On this tour not only will you visit the main cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, and Assisi but you will also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. Plus you will visit the must-see UNESCO World Heritage sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums & the Colosseum in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, the glass-domed Galleria & and the Duomo in Milan, the legendary Leaning Tower in Pisa and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. You’ll also have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where celebrities go to “get away from it all.” On this tour, your guide will arrange some special experiences just for you, such as a cappuccino at a popular, historical café in Padua and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri. Here, you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens. From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Lake Maggiore (boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori included) to Sicily where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of picturesque Taormina and a visit to the Greek-Roman Amphitheater, built in the 3rd century BC. This tour of Italy offers it all! Your spectacular 16 day Best of Italy tour includes roundtrip coach airfare, breakfast daily, five three-course dinners with wine, all in country transportation, all your tours & deluxe accommodations. La Dolce Vita!
Escape to Paradise $4000.00
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize. The weather is mild, the beaches are beautiful, and the history is rich, Belize is a land of swaying palm trees and colorful sunsets. From the beautiful azure waters of the Caribbean, to the Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge, Belize has an adventure for everyone. Spectacular caves, winding waterfalls, virgin tropical rainforest, and hundreds of limestone caves make for exciting vistas. Belize is home to many ancient Maya ruins and temples that will entice you to learn more of their history. Zip lining through the forest, cave tubing through Maya caves, scuba diving and snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef (the second largest in the world), parasailing, or just hiking through the jungle, you will find a wonderful, unforgettable journey awaiting you in Belize. Your four nights/five day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, roundtrip airport transfers & your luxurious hotel for four nights.
Exotic Spain $5800.00
Escape to the magic of the Spanish culture. Your journey begins with three amazing nights in Madrid. While in Madrid, spend an evening at Flamenco Torres Bermejas while enjoying a unique performance with a delightful dinner. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco dancing at the legendary Torres Bermejas, where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed. Then you’re off by rail to the beautiful city of Barcelona where you spend three nights in the centre of Barcelona. You will spend a half day touring Barcelona with stops at the major sights and a visit to two of Gaudi’s masterpieces and Sagrada Familia. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six hotel nights, rail ticket, and your Flamenco show with dinner & city tour in Barcelona.
Bon Appetit $6100.00
You’ll head to the excitement and splendor of the City of Lights. One day enjoy a tour to the famous Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Then you will cruise on the River Seine and enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Eiffel Tower, overlooking all that is spectacular about Paris. Make sure you take time to stroll the streets of Montmartre, wander the Champs-Élysées, and stop in at some of the world’s finest boutiques. One day enjoy a French cooking class, where you will meet a local chef and learn how to cook a three-course Parisian banquet, right in the heart of Paris! On another day, combine your love of chocolate and cakes with your passion for Paris! Take a Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour combines French gourmet specialties with a walking tour so you won’t need to feel too guilty. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six hotel nights, your River Seine cruise, Paris city excursion and Eiffel Tower lunch, food tour and your cooking class!
007 Secret Agent $6650.00
You’re off to Amsterdam, which is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From its canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Perhaps take a canal boat ride through the Skinny Bridge just as James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever. After three days, you are off to the breathtaking southern coast of France and magical city of Monaco. You’ll want to visit the renowned Casino Royale where, you can order your “shaken, not stirred” Martini or try 007’s favorite game of Baccarat. Then it’s time to head to Venice, where you can take a starlight gondola ride or explore the islands in the Venetian Lagoon, just like James Bond did in Moonraker. This 9 nights/10 day romantic adventure for two includes roundtrip coach airfare, inter European flights, your amazing hotels at three favorite James Bond locations with memories that will last forever.
Golfing in the Emerald Isles: $5800.00
Your journey begins with your first two nights at the 5-star luxury Dromoland Castle which seamlessly blends Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries. Dromoland’s tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. You can enjoy an exquisite selection of gourmet fine dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle’s 5 Star luxury Health Spa or enjoy a good book beside a crackling evening fire. Then the next two nights will be at the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Connemara. This luxury castle hotel is set on hundreds of acres of exceptionally beautiful wooded grounds and walks. This beautiful and world renowned hotel and sporting estate, offers true Irish hospitality with superb accommodation, award-winning dining and an authentic country pub. One day enjoy a round of golf at the world famous Ballybunion Golf Club, where every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature’s infinite presence. Your final two nights in Ireland will be at the truly magical residence, which blends the warmth of a country home with the style of a contemporary luxury Irish hotel. The Old Ground Hotel is a former manor house, dating as far back as the 18th century. One day enjoy a round of golf at the world renowned Alister MacKenzie golf course at the Lahinch Golf Club. Your six night/seven day trip includes, six amazing hotel nights and two rounds of golf at two of the most famous Irish golf courses for links golf in the world!
Splendid Switzerland $6200.00
As a “metropolis of experiences” by the water, with a magnificent views of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions with over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. For those who wish to combine culture with nature. You will visit the Zurich’s Old Town, the biggest clock-face of Europe on St. Peter’s church, the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai, the Guild Houses, and the famous Chagall stained glass Windows at Fraumuenster-Church. You will also enjoy the world’s oldest cogwheel train to marvel at the wondrous scenery from Mount Rigi – the Queen of the Swiss Mountains for breath-taking views of the Swiss Alps and 13 lakes. Also, enjoy a boat trip and discover the beautiful city of Lucerne. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six magnificent hotel nights and your two tours to explore Zurich and beyond.
City of Lights & Wine Country $6400.00
You’ll begin you stay in the beautiful Loire Valley wine country in a romantic 18th century French chateau. Explore the area on a full day tour, your guide will take you to the medieval castles, huge formal gardens and the spectacular chateaux that dot the landscape in this amazing city. After three magnificent days, you’ll head back to the excitement and splendor of the City of Lights. Enjoy a tour to the famous Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. You will cruise the River Seine and enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Eiffel Tower, overlooking all that is spectacular about Paris. Make sure you take time to stroll the streets of Montmartre, wander the Champs-Élysées, and stop in at some of the world’s finest boutiques. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six hotel nights, your delightful chateaux excursion, first class rail tickets, your River Seine cruise, Paris city excursion and Eiffel Tower lunch.
Naughty or Nice Amsterdam $5500.00
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From the canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city. One day enjoy an evening canal cruise and a walking tour through the famous Red Light District, Amsterdam’s oldest and most risqué neighborhood. Savor wine, Dutch cheese while sailing. Take in the neighborhood’s historical architecture and iconic red windows that light up the waterfront. Halfway through the cruise, stop for photos by the magnificent Oude Kerk to admire more than five centuries of architectural history. Another way to truly experience Amsterdam is to head out beyond the borders of the city centre, in less than 30 minutes, you can discover the majestic windmills at Zaanse Schans, the famous tulip fields in and around the Keukenhof, and historic towns like Edam and Volendam. One day experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest flower garden. Stroll down winding paths lined with millions of blossoming tulips, narcissis, daffodils, hyacinths and bluebells and dotted with lovely greenhouses, brooks and shady ponds. This is truly a memorable sight. Your five night/six day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your delightful hotel, an evening canal cruise, and your Keukenhof Gardens tour!
Romance of Tuscany $5700.00
Your journey begins with your first 4 nights at the Locanda Le Piazze luxury hotel in Tuscany. Locanda Le Piazze sits among the soft hills of the commune of Castellina, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and cypresses. Enjoy a stylish and relaxed environment to help you break free from daily toils and pressures; a refreshing experience to be pampered in an inviting, cozy and welcoming atmosphere and indulging in the best of food and wine that Chianti and Tuscany offer. One day you will experience the fine art of Italian cooking with the culinary masters of Tenuta Casanova, where you’ll learn to cook the typical Chianti dishes while having fun! Your last two nights will be spent in the heart of Florence at Orto de’ Medici Hotel. Nestled right in the vibrant center of Florence but off the bustling beaten path, boutique Hotel Orto de’ Medici is where the glamorous historic background of the city perfectly blends with a genuine Florentine hospitality. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six amazing hotel nights with daily breakfast and your cooking class.
Emerald Isles $5500.00
Your journey begins with your first two nights at the 5-star luxury Dromoland Castle which seamlessly blends Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries. Dromoland’s tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. You can enjoy an exquisite selection of gourmet fine dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle’s 5 Star luxury Health Spa or enjoy a good book beside a crackling evening fire. Then the next two nights will be at the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Connemara. This luxury castle hotel is set on hundreds of acres of exceptionally beautiful wooded grounds and walks. This beautiful and world renowned hotel and sporting estate, offers true Irish hospitality with superb accommodation, award-winning dining and an authentic country pub. Your final two nights in Ireland will be at the truly magical residence, which blends the warmth of a country home with the style of a contemporary luxury Irish hotel. The Old Ground Hotel is a former manor house, dating as far back as the 18th century. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six amazing hotel nights and daily breakfast.
South African Discovery $9900.00
South Africa is known as the “Rainbow Nation” because it has nine defined cultural groups. With this rich group of culture found in one nation, along with its scenic beauty and cosmopolitan cities, it is no wonder that South Africa is also called “a world in one country”. With more than 24,000 species, South Africa may have the richest variety of flora in the world. More than 900 species of birds and 160 mammal species have been recorded, in addition to 2000 species of fish! South Africa does not disappoint. Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the next two days exploring this rich city. One day you can choose between spending a full visiting the Cape Peninsula including the Cape of Good Hope and the nature reserve and spending a full day touring the picturesque winelands around Cape Town. Then you’re off to Kruger National Park, one of the largest and oldest parks in Africa. There are no fences between areas, allowing game to roam freely between Kruger National Park and the private reserves. Later, get ready for exciting game viewing, as you embark on your first evening game drive. Many predators like lion and leopard hunt at night, so there’s a good chance you might spot one on the prowl. For the next two days, enjoy your game drives where you’re likely to encounter large herds of buffalo and impala, along with giraffe, elephant and much more. Your experienced Ranger will provide insight on what you see, along with the flora and fauna around you. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a game walk with your experienced Ranger — seeing the bush by foot opens an entire new world! Your final stop is the amazing Victoria Falls known as the “smoke that thunders”. Stop at various lookout points to try and take that perfect photo – but watch out for the spray from the Falls. Continue on to a nearby village to learn about customs that have been carried on generation to generation. Enjoy a fun dinner at the Boma Restaurant, where you have a chance to sample some local specialties – plus enjoy dancing and drumming. There are new thrills, incredible adventures and unforgettable sights around every corner! Your tour includes roundtrip coach airfare, full breakfast daily, two lunches, three dinners, arrival and departure transfers plus a full day of touring in Cape Town by private car, a tour of Victoria Falls, a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, a special Boma dinner in Victoria Falls and your game drives.
Fire & Ice $5800.00
Reykjavik, Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. As the most northerly capital in the world, Reykjavik sits at the south-west extreme of Iceland. Indeed this is a land of extremes, of fire and snow with volcanoes and glaciers sitting side-by-side. First-time visitors to Reykjavik find it hard to believe that they are actually in a European capital. Low-level wooden buildings, many still bearing the corrugated roofs that are so distinctive of Icelandic architecture, seem more typical of an isolated village than an international city. However, once you start to explore this furthest flung outpost of the European continent you realize that appearances can be deceptive. There’s a fair slice of history in this forward thinking city as well. The Vikings left their indelible mark, and artifacts, which are housed in the National Museum. Viking influence also extends to Icelandic art, displayed in the National Art Gallery, and famously by the sculptor Einar Jónsson, who drew on the famous sagas to create the sculptures displayed in his gallery. Your five night/six day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, five wonderful hotel nights and a city tour.
Scottish Highlands $5700.00
Welcome to Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside. It is no wonder that Edinburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe Whether you’re looking for enthralling history and heritage, dramatic cultural landmarks, fascinating museums, fine food and drink or outstanding natural beauty, you’ll find it all in Edinburgh. Perhaps one day you can visit, one of the most popular attractions in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle which is built on volcanic rock and stands out above the landscape. Then you off to the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh. Drive through the magnificent Highlands, including Glencoe, and cross to the Isle of Skye for a day to explore this rugged island. On the last day return to Edinburgh with a stop at Loch Ness to look for its legendary monster of ‘Nessie’. Your six nights/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your deluxe hotels and your 3 day Scottish Highlands tour.
Tropical Costa Rica $4000.00
Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of Central America. It’s a small country with beauty and adventure behind every corner. In Costa Rica you can enjoy lovely tropical beaches, the grandest adventures, the wonders of nature, scintillating culture, all the necessary components of a perfect vacation. Costa Rica stands out for its variety of aquatic ecosystems and its beautiful white and black sand beaches, providing a supreme setting for activities such as sport fishing, snorkeling, and sun bathing. One day, enjoy a perfect mix of adrenaline-pumping adventure combined with relaxation on this full-day tour at Vida Aventura Nature Park in the beautiful Guanacaste Mountains. Soar across seven canopy zip lines through a forested canyon before horseback riding over hillside trails. You’ll catch views of two active volcanoes, Miravalles and Rincon de la Vieja, followed by a mineral mud bath and a dip into a thermal pool to wash it all away! Your five night/six day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, your marvelous hotel, and your full day tour.
Timeless Marseille $5900.00
The natural beauty of Marseille is perhaps what first draws people to attention. Maybe it’s the crystalline blue Mediterranean Sea, the rocky, limestone cliffs and inlets, and the alluring Frioul Islands. Or 6,000-foot mountain peaks, glacial inlets, and picturesque lakes and deltas, to cobblestone roads, centuries-old cafes and restaurants, and the Marseille Harbor, there is an inspiring vantage point around every corner. Visit the neighboring areas like Aix-en-Provence and Cassis on a full-day tour that combines Provence’s artistic heritage with stunning coastal scenery. After setting off from Marseille, you’ll admire architecture on the famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard in Aix and then visit the Cézanne Studio (own expense) – dedicated to the 19th-century French painter Paul Cézanne. Discover rock formations known as ‘calanques’ on a cruise from Cassis, and then finish your day with a sightseeing tour of Marseille. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six magnificent hotel nights and your tour to explore Marseille and beyond.
Romantic Greece $5900.00
Your journey begins with three nights on the beautiful island of Mykonos. You will stay at the luxurious hotel Porto Mykonos which boasts the most ideal location in Mykonos town overlooking the vivid pace of the Port and the sparkling colors of the sea. One day sail from Mykonos to the island of Delos, which was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. You will view the Sacred Harbor, and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis. After your stay in Mykonos, you will sail to the amazing island of Santorini where you will spend the next three nights at the stunning El Greco Hotel. The El Greco Hotel welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and will make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. One day enjoy a cruise aboard the sailing boat “Pegasus” around the breathtaking island of Santorini. Sail to the island of Nea Kameni, and walk up to the still active volcano for a view of the Caldera. Sail to the island of Palea Kameni, where you will have the opportunity to swim from the boat in the bay’s sulfur springs infused water. Continue to the island of Therasia and pass by the beautiful cliffs and the picturesque village of Oia. Then you’re off to Athens for your last night, where you can walk among the ancient ruins as Socrates and Plato did thousands of years ago. Your seven night/eight day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, seven hotel nights, and a tour in each Island.
Barcelona & Madrid Culinary Escape $5900.00
Discover Spain the way a true Spaniard would on this escape to Madrid and Barcelona. Your journey begins with three amazing nights in Madrid. One of the main highlights on your trip will be your Madrid Walking Tapas tour where you will experience the essence of Madrid’s culture! Strolling through quaint barrios and sampling the most exquisite cuisine is at the heart of Madrilenian life. Enjoy a memorable day that weaves the tapestry of culture and anecdotal tales, with a dazzling array of delectable delicacies that excite and delight the palate. Then you’re off by rail to the beautiful city of Barcelona where you will spend your last three nights. One day, discover the aroma and flavors of Spanish cuisine as you learn how to prepare traditional Spanish dishes from a local chef. Whether you’re a cooking enthusiast or culinary novice, you’ll enjoy the hands-on experience of this Spanish cooking class in Barcelona. Included is a guided walking tour of the lively Boquería Market before your cooking experience to discover the essential ingredients of Spanish cuisine and get an insight of local market culture. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare from Orlando, six magnificent hotel nights, your 1st class rail ticket, your Barcelona cooking experience and your Madrid Tapas tour!
Best of Costa Rica $7000.00
Costa Rica is a small country with beauty and adventure behind every corner. This country’s natural wonders are one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth. Your adventure begin with your first night in San Jose at the Grano de Oro hotel. Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Then you’re off to the highlands, where you’ll spend the next two nights at the 5 star Arenal Nayara hotel. Nayara Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the area of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Nayara has been acclaimed as one of the most romantic places in the world. One afternoon, visit the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs with dinner. The springs are a result of the rainwater heated by magma in the Earth’s interior, which, once heated, rise to the earth’s surface along with the minerals found in the earth’s crust, resulting in the mineral springs thought to have many benefits for the body. Descend from the highlands to the lowlands of the North Pacific Coast. Enjoy a short stop for a safari tour in Palo Verde National Park. A ride on small boats built to navigate the wetlands and rivers of the park, you can observe a stunning array of bird life along with the largest population of crocodiles in Costa Rica! Next it’s on to the beach for three nights of sun and fun. Spend your last three nights at the JW Marriott Mansita Beach. At the JW Marriott you’ll discover a unique hacienda-style resort experience combined with seclusion, beauty and top-notch services all with a Costa Rican flair. Your six night/seven day trip includes roundtrip coach airfare, six incredible hotel nights with daily breakfast, Tabacon Hot Springs with dinner, safari tour in Palo Verde National Park and private transfers.
Romantic Rhine $11750.00
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. This Rhine River Cruise include visits to some of Central Europe’s cultural hubs, where art, fine dining and historic sites abound. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Enjoy special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise. Your trip for two includes roundtrip coach airfare, a deluxe 7-night river cruise in an outside stateroom, guided sightseeing, fabulous onboard entertainment, all your gourmet dining on board, exciting on-board activities and memories to last a lifetime!
China & Tibet Discovery $9000.00
China is a destination that inspires and fascinates with its historic sites, diverse scenery and rich culture. It is a land of beauty, poetic landscapes, dramatic gorges and striking alpine backdrops. Your journey begins in the cosmopolitan of city of Shanghai, where you will visit the classical Yu Yuan Gardens (Garden of Happiness), built during the Ming Dynasty and the Jade Buddha Temple built during the Qing Dynasty. After three nights, you off to Xian the ancient capital of eleven dynasties and an archaeological treasure trove. One day visit the magnificent Terra Cotta Warriors, a vast collection of more than 7000 finely sculpted, life-sized soldiers, horses and chariots that were entombed with Qin Shi Huang, China’s first Emperor. Another day you will visit Donghan Village, where you will immerse ourselves in the local culture, see how country life hasn’t changed over the years. After three nights, fly from Xian to Lhasa, the ‘Roof of the World’ 11,000 feet above sea level, fabled capital of the Tibet autonomous region in China, nestled on the northern slopes of the mighty Himalayas. One day you will stand in awe at the astonishing Potala Palace – one of the grandest monuments in all of Asia. Built in the 17th century, the palace boasts more than 1000 rooms, including the Red Palace (where the Dalai Lama once lived), 10,000 active chapels, and a labyrinth of mysterious dungeons The awe-inspiring plateau landscape, the overwhelming devoted religion, the welcoming and friendly Tibetan people, the long-standing customs and tradition. Once stepping on the land of Tibet, you will have entered one of the most isolated places in the world. After three nights, fly to Beijing, the sprawling capital of modern China. A highlight will be a visit to Beijing’s awe-inspiring 2000-year-old Great Wall of China, one of the most spectacular structures ever built by man, spanning nearly 4000 miles of China’s northern frontier. You will also experience a visit to Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. But no visit is complete without a stop at the Beijing Zoo, you will meet one of the adorable Giant Panda Bears, China’s most relaxed local celebrity and perhaps watch them munch on bamboo and watermelon! This once-in-a-lifetime tour will take you to some of the most amazing sites that China and Tibet have to offer. Your 14 day adventure includes your international flight, all inter China flights, 12 nights in First Class accommodations that evoke the local character, 28 meals, your tours listed above and much more!
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