Adventures in the Wild Northwest with Trafalgar

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This Trafalgar itinerary is a wonderful introduction to the rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest. My aunt and I enjoyed this trip in the heart of the summer, at the beginning of July. Still, we were pleased we’d packed jackets and sweaters for the cool coastal breeze and chilly evenings. The weather was wonderfully pleasant, compared to my home in steamy Houston, Texas!Continue reading

What is a Cruisetour?

A cruisetour (sometimes referred to as Land and Sea) gives travelers an opportunity to travel by land and by boat, with two wonderfully different perspectives from which to get to know a region of the world. Cruisetours are most often offered in Alaska, Greece and the Galápagos Islands, but there are also cruisetours in Eastern Canada, France, Brazil and China, among other worldwide locations.

Cruisetours vary in itinerary length and price, with the cruise portion of the tour typically lasting three, four or seven nights. Here are just a few examples of popular cruisetour itineraries that we sell at AffordableTours.com:

Denali Explorer with Princess Cruises

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Mysteries of the Mayan World with Monograms

mayanworld_linfamilypictureMy family vacation with Monograms was a wonderful way to introduce my sons—ages 4 and 6—to the fascinating culture of the Mayans in Mexico. Throughout our five day trip, we were enthralled by the archaeological ruins, pleased with our attentive service from our local guides, and happy that so many travel details were pre-arranged by Monograms, which made our vacation hassle-free.

When we arrived to the Cancun airport, our personal tour guide and chauffer greeted us. I immediately felt at ease as I learned that these two very nice gentlemen would be with us for the duration of our vacation. This is the best thing about Monograms itineraries in Central and South America: you are independently escorted throughout your entire trip.Continue reading

Visiting Italy with Trafalgar’s At Leisure Packages

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Trafalgar’s At Leisure packages allow a traveler to enjoy a visit to one location or area of a country, with some selected sights to see as well as some unscheduled time, where you can relax or wander the locality at your own pace. Unlike the larger, more comprehensive travel packages, the At Leisure packages focus more on one or two local areas and let you explore them in depth.

Sometimes, a vacation isn’t about seeing as many sights as possible, but just getting away for a while and taking it easy. The At Leisure packages are a great option if you want a more relaxed vacation. Here are some examples of what Trafalgar offers:Continue reading