My journey began as I met my daughter in London and flew into Milan for 2 nights before the tour started. We flew into the small airport in Milan, Linate, and took a short, relatively inexpensive taxi ride to our hotel, the Chateau Monfort – 5 star hotel, centrally located in Milan and within easy walking distance from the Duomo, Milan’s grand Cathedral.
A European vacation is generally one rich in cultural highlights, as many of the famous cities and landmarks in Europe have existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. A sightseeing tour of a city can take you to some of the world’s most famous landmarks– and it’s often not far to travel to another city with equally famous and historical significance. That’s not to mention the rich local culture and traditions that have often been observed and passed down for hundreds of years, and which you can experience firsthand.
July 1, 2016
Better Business Bureau Recognizes AffordableTours.com with 2016 BBB Awards for Excellence Award
In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, AffordableTours.com was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 11, 2016. Recognized as a 2016 BBB Awards for Excellence winner, AffordableTours.com is a multi-time recipient of this award for service of excellence by the Better Business Bureau.
When asked what it means to AffordableTours.com to receive this recognition, Jaime Fernandez Jr., states “We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers and clients and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
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Although Cuba is so close to the United States, it is like visiting time past. We had no idea that we would be experiencing one of the most wonderful Islands in the Caribbean! First we had a night at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida so that we would be provided with all the necessary information required for the experience of a lifetime.
I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Christening cruise of Avalon’s newest Suite Ship, PASSION.
Our group of agents and industry professionals met in Vienna on Saturday, April 9th at the Intercontinental Hotel to begin our tour which included a performance by the Lippizan stallions and a private tour of the stables at the Spanish Riding School. The performance hall is magnificent and we enjoyed watching the horses perform various routines showcasing their various talents. The Lippizans are born black and turn white with age, and those that retain their black coats are considered lucky charms. The performance was magical and I highly recommend anyone visiting Vienna to include this in your tour plans.
This year I decided to take an Avalon river cruise to relax. I’ve taken many river cruises with Avalon before and loved it every time. The Romantic Rhine itinerary I went on starts in Amsterdam and ends in Basel for a total of 7 nights aboard the Tranquility II.
Vietnam and Cambodia have been on my bucket list for a while therefore last December I decided to take the “Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River” cruise with my husband. We took two cruises with Avalon few years ago and we loved them so much that we decided to book another one. This land / river package starts in Ho Chi Minh and ends in Siem Reap with 7 days aboard the Avalon Siem Reap; however, we have also added Hanoi and Ha Long Bay extension.