Early Planners Save The Most – 2016 Vacations On Sale Now!

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While it may seem a little early to book a vacation for 2016, booking early can both ensure you get the vacation you want and allow you to save on a great deal. Also, booking early gives you the best selection and guarantees your spot, based on which travel package you choose, and which providers you elect to use for your vacation.

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Viking River Cruises Expands to the Ocean

Viking River Cruises, one of our partners and one of the most trusted names in river cruising, has officially made a major leap into new waters (pun intended).

On Sunday, Viking christened its first-ever ocean ship, the Viking Star. The christening was celebrated with a ceremony in Bergen, Norway, containing live performances from world artists and musicians that with a connection to the city, and capped off with a fireworks show. The nearly-two-hour ceremony officially marked the launch of Viking Ocean Cruises, the brand name for Viking’s venture into the ocean market.

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Staff Adventures: Uniworld – Castles Along the Rhine 2015

Allyson Humber
Senior Travel Consultant, CTA
Tour and River Cruise Specialist
Toll Free:  800-935-2620 X 169
Direct:  281-269-2669
Fax: 281-269-2690
E-mail: allyson@affordabletours.com

My journey began with a non-stop flight from Houston to Amsterdam, arriving 9.20am on Sunday, March 29th.  After clearing immigration and gathering my luggage, I exited into the arrivals hall of Schiphol airport and immediately found the UNIWORLD representative waiting for me with a smile.  We then gathered other passengers who had arrived and within 15 minutes were on the bus enroute to our home for the next 8 days, the SS Antoinette.

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Staff Adventures: Castles along the Rhine With Uniworld (Basel to Amsterdam)

Marquis Powe, CTA
Sr. Travel Consultant
Toll Free (800) 935-2620 X 618
Direct (281) 269 – 6618
Fax (281) 269-2690
E-mail: marquis@affordabletours.com

Just recently I’ve been fortunate to take a river cruise titled Castles of the Rhine by Uniworld River Cruises. I have been to Europe a few times already however seeing Europe by river boat was entirely new to me. I found river cruising to be a fascinating way to comfortably explore numerous cities as well as quite a few countries without some of the hassles which occur with a typical motor coach tour.

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Paris To Normandy’s Landing Beaches 2015 – Avalon Waterways

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Paris To Normandy’s Landing Beaches 2015 – Avalon Waterways

Linh Nguyen

Senior Travel Consultant


Toll Free (800) 935-2620 X: 111
Direct (281) 269-2611
Fax (281) 269-2690
Email: linh@affordabletours.com

Visiting Paris (and France in general) was always a dream of mine. Growing up and even through my adult life I had often day dreamed about the City of Lights. I imagined sitting out on a bench reading a book or just people watching with the majestic Eiffel Tower providing some shade for me. I dreamed about exploring the city at night and watching how it transforms as the sun goes down. Because it’s the only way to really know a city, I would do all of this on foot. In my dreams I would walk through every alley and side street so I can truly know Paris. Imagine my excitement when I knew I would be living my dreams with Avalon Waterways on their Normandy Beaches itinerary.

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NEW: Trafalgar 2015/16 Autumn, Winter & Spring Vacations

Trafalgar Tours is one of our top partners in guided tours and vacations, a travel company that is well-regarded by and widely popular with our customers for their strong and wide range of guided tours.

Just Released: Worldwide Autumn, Winter, Spring Trips

The Trafalgar Difference

Trafalgar offers a wider range of vacation types and vacation destinations than any other guided tour operator, allowing you to choose exactly the vacation you want.  On a Trafalgar tour, you’ll be treated like a VIP, treated to exclusive access and services and staying at a range of fine, hand-picked hotels, often boutique or local ones.

Many companies claim they have special access and features you can’t find anywhere else; Trafalgar truly lives up to that claim, with a wide network of local connections with people like chefs, farmers, historians, and artisans.  Every one of their tours contains a chance for you to meet these people and have specialized, custom experiences that wouldn’t be possible on your own or with a less well-connected company.

2015/16 Autumn, Winter & Spring Brochure Highlights

Trafalgar has released a new 2015/2016 Autumn, Winter & Spring brochure detailing all of their off-season tours offerings. Book your trip by August 31, 2015 and you’ll save up to  12.5% Savings on these Newly Released Winter Vacations!

Among some of the highlights of Trafalgar’s new brochure:

  • Seasonal-themed tours, such as the “Winter in London” or “Winter in Paris” tours, or “Autumn Colors” in the United States;
  • Outdoor and environmental tours, like the Costa Rica Eco Adventure;
  • Tours rich in history, such as the “Splendors of Japan” tour, which includes a visit to Hiroshima;
  • Tropical vacations such as the “Hawaii Four Island Adventure.”

This is only a small sample of what Trafalgar has to offer-  the new catalog features 52 seasonal vacations, with new destinations including Japan, Vietnam and the USA!

AffordableTours.com Early Payment Discount

Right now, AffordableTours.com is offering deals on a great number of Trafalgar vacations. Depending on which vacations you book and when, you could save up to 12.5%. This set of deals lasts through August 31, so you have some time, but small tours can fill up fast, so don’t wait too long.

You can learn more about our Trafalgar promotions by visiting our website or calling 1-800-935-2620. Our experienced travel partners are always on hand to guide you through the process of planning your next vacation.

Luxury Travel with Abercrombie & Kent

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Tour companies come in all shapes and sizes. Some tour companies offer independent travel, where the traveler receives suggestions for activities but is mostly free to follow his or her muse. Some specialize in small group tours, which allow for intimate activities most tour groups can’t participate in– and often comes with interaction with locals and participation in their customs.

Abercrombie & Kent is one of our more unique partners in luxury travel: While they offer small luxury group tours across the globe, the company also tries to find unique travel experiences for its customers, in terms of location, transportation, and experiences.

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