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Glorious Gardens of the East - July 2019

The Philadelphia/Brandywine River has an astonishing collection of gardens and historical properties. Visit public and private gardens - an amazing concentration of horticultural delights. Wide-brimmed hats, cameras and a love of gardens will ensure your enjoyment of this delightful tour. Groups welcomed. Please email/call for more information.

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Tastes of Belgium plus River Cruise - July 28-Aug 7, 2019

Tastes of French & Flemish Belgium + 5 day River Cruise in Belgium & Netherlands from Antwerp to Amsterdam On Lesser- known Rivers, Canals and Estuaries from July 28 - Aug 7, 2016. IMAGINE! Chocolate, diamonds, art, snails, beer, windmills, pralines, waffles, fairly-tale castles & WW2 sites including Battle of the Bulge, Abbeys, gardens, canals, Delft Pottery, wooden shoes, and of course, more chocolate!!! We'll explore Flemish & French Belgium, Brussels, Bruges & Ghent & really off the beaten path adventures in authentic Wallonia (the roots of Belgium culture & gastronomy). Afterwards, embark on a 4 night cruise (all outside cabins & all sightseeing included) from Antwerp to 13th century Rotterdam to charming Amsterdam on small waterways!

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Provence & Spain - Aug 19-26, 2019

Cruise with us on the Rhone River from Lyon to Arles. Compare chocolates and wines, learn how to grow truffles, visit Roman ruins, walk where Van Gogh lived and painted The Irises and Starry Night. There will still be time to relax on the sun deck, read, meet new friends and watch the world go by. Priced from $2949 per person (a $750 pp discount) + FREE pre-paid gratuities and all excursions included. This tour has complimentary Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, wonderful accommodations in an outside stateroom, fine dining with all meals included on board with complimentary local wine, beer and soft drinks. Bookend your trip with a pre-cruise stay in Paris and post-cruise in Barcelona. What a gorgeous way to travel.

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The Best of Europe by train - Sep 10-23 2019

Train Journeys of Alpine Europe. A journey of trains, wine, pastry & chocolate! Visit five countries & only unpack 3 times. Our journey begins in elegant Vienna (1 nt) then continues by first class train to Salzburg, Austria (4 nts). It is from Salzburg that we do Sound of Music tours & Munich, Germany. We then travel by the trans-alpine express train (first class, of course!) to Bern, Switzerland, (a wonderful medieval city) for 7 nts, where we make excursions to France, Germany & Italy. Imagine the sounds of cow bells serenading you in the mountains, a sun setting over the Alps, have Black Forest Cake... IN the Black Forest, seeing the farmers carrying the grapes in France, strolling thru the opulent Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, going to quaint woodcarving villages in Switzerland where our PA Dutch Amish came from. Our signature tour since 1985! Offered every two years.

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Tuscany - Oct 18-25, 2019

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend. Discover them for yourself on this relaxing sojourn into the Italian countryside. Visit Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano. Savor a seven-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo's "David." Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy's best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region's famous cuisine. This is Tuscany as you always imagined it.

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Aosta, Italy - March 2019

Elegant trip to Valle d'Aosta in Italy! This package includes air, land, transfers, breakfast, porterage and taxes! There is a Wine and Cheese gathering/planning session the first evening. You will be staying at the charming Duca d'Aosta Hotel. We have excursions that are being designed specifically for our group! See the area's castles, even the Matterhorn. You can ski 23 resorts or be the consummate tourist.

Early Bird Bonus - 1st 15 rooms booked with deposit by June 24, 2016: receive an upgrade to a Dura Classic room.

Deposit $700 plus travel insurance premium with registration.

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Philadelphia Flower Show - March 2019

More than 3 acres of horticultural delights under one roof. Each year artists are challenged to create outdoor rooms, tiny dioramas, jewelry...based on that year's theme. Stay close by. See the show. Take a tour based on your group's interests. Maybe have dinner and meet Ben Franklin for a special tour of the Liberty Bell. Tell Old Man Winter to buzz off - you want to see flowers. Please email/call to create a personalized tour for your group.

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Great Britain and Ireland - May 2019

Great House & Garden Tour of Great Britain & Ireland - Spring 2016 or 2017 All-Inclusive A gorgeous trip still on the drawing board. We're thinking: Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Hampton Court Palace, the gardens at Blenheim Palace, a Traditional Cream Tea, Wordsworth's House, St Andrews in the Scottish Highlands. So many ideas -- clearly, we want to locate Lady Mary at Downton Abbey. Still dreaming and planning. Email/call for more information.

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Eat your way thru Italy - Oct 2019

Join us for another gourmet adventure as we explore irresistible Italy! From Venice to Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii & Amalfi Coast with tastings of pasta, wine, cheeses, olives, oils & gelato, this tour will leave you with a bit of Italy in your stomach & your soul! Experience the flavors, aromas & cultures of Italy - a bit off the beaten path! This tour sells out each time & is repeated every 2 years. Only unpack 4 times in 2 weeks!