Staff Adventures: Insight ~ Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands

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Insight Vacations: Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands
Lesa Caden

Quality Assurance Manager
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 x 644
Direct: (281) 269-6644
Fax: (281) 269-2690
E-mail: lesa@affordabletours.com

Sunday September 7

Our tour begins in one of Boston’s more luxurious hotels … The Langham, Boston … The Langham, Boston, blends the legendary hospitality of the original Langham grand hotel with the classic architectural elegance of Boston’s former Federal Reserve Bank building. It was beautiful!! From the pink pens, the wonderful grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread with yellow tomatoes, fabulous!

It was also nice to wake up with the temperatures slightly cooler … certainly more tolerable that hot, humid Houston.

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Staff Adventures: Uniworld Castles along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel

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Uniworld Castles along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
Christine Whittle
Travel Consultant
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 x 186
Local: (281)269-2686
Fax: 281-269-2690
Email: christine@affordabletours.com

To sail with Uniworld River Cruises aboard the SS Antoinette is to experience a level of cruising opulence normally reserved for ocean going vessels.  The SS Antoinette offers an array of unique cabins and suites, many with individual design themes, all with a rich interpretation of classical aesthetics.  The first of the Uniworld super ships, the Antoinette is home to the rivers’ first and only movie theater, a mosaic-tiled  This lovely hotel on the river is home to only 159 pampered guests in 74 cabins and suites.  But the Uniworld experience is more than the ship on which we sailed.

The arrival  experience was executed flawlessly. We were met at the airport and transferred to the ship, not touching our luggage after meeting our transport captain until we were
ensconced in our stateroom.  Arriving early, we were checked-in and directed to the luncheon room on the upper level while the rooms were being prepared for the new  arrivals.

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Staff Adventures: Magic & Make Believe With Trafalgar

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Magic & Make Believe With Trafalgar
Luis Herrera
Travel Consultant – Cuba Specialist
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 x 622
Direct:  (281) 269-6622
Fax: (281) 269-2690
Email: luis@affordabletours.com

My friends and I recently had the opportunity to take part in Trafalgar’s Magic & Make Believe Family Experience this past summer, which is a 9 day program focusing on London and Paris. This tour is ideal for families who want to experience the main sights these two royal cities have to offer with their young ones during a short time frame.

My friends and I were met by a Trafalgar representative at the London Heathrow Airport and transferred to our centrally located hotel, the Thistle Marble Arch. If first impressions mean anything nowadays, I can tell you that this hotel property had all the qualities of a distinguished regal hotel accommodation. Located right off the main shopping strip of Oxford Street, the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel was within a few minutes’ walk to Hyde Park where we visited Speaker’s Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial fountain. A great benefit of this hotel was its proximity to the Marble Arch tube station which we took to get just about anywhere we wanted to be within London.

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Staff Adventures: Caribbean Hideaways With Oceania

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Caribbean Hideaways
10 Days of Cruising & Culinary Delight Aboard The Oceania Riviera
Kristin Woodall
Toll Free: (800) 627-3753 x 149
Direct: (281) 269-2649
Fax: (281) 269-2690
Email: kristin@affordabletours.com

Over the last 8 years, I have enjoyed working with clients in creating signature experiences aboard the dream ships of the world’s best cruise lines. I’ve learned that those experiences are realized when there is a confluence of passions. Customers bring their own passions for food, entertainment, luxury and travel; cruise lines that help create those signature experiences also bring a passion for excellence that creates long term relationships with repeat customers. I share that passion both as a purveyor of travel and as a prospective passenger aboard the dream ships. That passion was re-ignited when I stepped aboard Oceania’s Riviera for the 10-day Caribbean Hideaways sailing. When speaking with clients, I had often highlighted Oceania’s connoisseur experience and premium amenities. So I was thrilled when the opportunity came to create my own signature experience in upscale cruising with Oceania. I was delighted that I even received quite a few tips from clients about making the most of my time aboard Riviera, itself an ultimate destination.

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Staff Adventure: Insight Vacations – The Eastern Discovery

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Insight Vacations – The Eastern Discovery
Gilbert Ortiz
Travel Consultant
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 x137
Direct: (281) 269-2637
Fax: (281) 269-2690
E-mail: gilbert@affordabletours.com

“The Eastern Discovery” is a 16 day escorted tour, operated by Insight Vacations. It covers 8 countries perfectly chosen in a way that the tour combines the beauty of cities like Vienna, Dubrovnik and Istanbul, with others like Tirana, Ohrid and Sofia that offer more history and insight into some of the former so called “Eastern Block” countries. All of this plus a touch of nature in the UNESCO gem called “Plitvice” national park.

The tour was expertly planned and operated to perfection by Insight Vacations.

The quality of the coach was second to none. The hotel selection was right on target. The knowledge, sophistication and kindness of our tour director; Karin was unmatched. The speed and smoothness of the rides as we covered 2,100 miles was all due to an excellent job of our driver; Zoran who made us feel safe everyday, everywhere all the time.

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