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Day 1 – April 11, 2024:  Overnight Flight.  Board your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2 - April 12, 2024:  Arrive Athens, Greece.  Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, you'll be greeted by your English-speaking escort and transferred to your hotel. Discover the treasures of Greece and Turkey on this remarkable journey that will immerse you in ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and captivating cultures. Your adventure begins in Athens, the birthplace of Western Civilization.  Enjoy a delicious dinner and settle in for a comfortable overnight stay in Athens.  (D)

Day 3- April 13, 2024: Athens.  On this day, embark on a fascinating city tour of Athens. Experience the remarkable contrasts of this ancient yet modern metropolis as you explore its iconic highlights. Marvel at the Temple of Zeus, the Old Stadium, Syntagma Square, and the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Delve into the past at the Acropolis, where the Propylaea, the temple of the Winged Victory, and the majestic Parthenon stand as testaments to Greece's rich heritage. Your senses will be enchanted as you soak in the relics of this proud civilization. Another overnight stay in Athens awaits you. (B)

Day 4- April 14, 2024: Cape Sounio. Today offers a leisurely morning before embarking on an afternoon tour to Cape Sounio. Prepare to be amazed by the hidden gem of Athens' seaside area. Admire the enchanting Lake Vouliagmeni and its therapeutic thermal springs. Then, journey to Cape Sounio, home to the legendary Temple of Poseidon. This majestic sanctuary, steeped in Greek mythology, offers breathtaking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. As the sun sets, indulge in a delectable dinner at a local tavern before returning to your Athens hotel for the night. (B, D)

Day 5- April 15, 2024: Embarkation to the Cruise for Mykonos. The fifth day marks the beginning of an exciting cruise adventure. Transfer to Lavrio port and embark on a thrilling journey to the captivating island of Mykonos. Explore its charming streets, soak up the sun on its stunning beaches, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this Cycladic gem. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board the cruise ship as you sail into the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 6- April 16, 2024:  Cruise: Kusadasi – Patmos .  As the sun rises the next day, find yourself in Kusadasi, Turkey. Choose to embark on an optional excursion to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary, where ancient Greek history comes to life. Continuing your cruise, arrive at the sacred island of Patmos. Delve into its austere beauty and visit the place where St. John the Evangelist received the Revelation. Explore the Monastery dedicated to him, an extraordinary spiritual site. Indulge in delectable meals on board as you revel in the delights of the cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 7- April 17, 2024: Cruise: Rhodes: The captivating island of Rhodes, steeped in history and boasting stunning landscapes. Wander through the medieval city and discover its remarkable landmarks, including the Palace of the Grand Master, the hospital of the Knights, and the Acropolis of Lindos. Lose yourself in the rich tapestry of this remarkable island as you enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board the cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 8- April 18, 2024:  Cruise : Heraklion - Santornini.  Explore the main city of Heraklion on the island of Crete. Discover the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos on an optional excursion, immersing yourself in the fascinating history of this legendary civilization. Later, arrive in Santorini, a picturesque paradise perched on volcanic cliffs. Don't miss the dazzling sunset from one of Santorini's charming villages or choose an optional excursion to the famous village of Oia. As the day draws to a close, set sail for Athens, enjoying the amenities and culinary delights on board. (B, L, D)

Day 9- April 19, 2024: Athens to Istanbul, Turkey.  Today marks your return to Athens, where you disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, Turkey, a city that straddles the divide between East and West. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Take a short orientation walk before indulging in a delightful welcome dinner at the Flower Market. Relax and unwind at your hotel for the night. (B, D)

Day 10- April 20, 2024: Istanbul.   begins with sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Explore the famous Spice Market and experience the vibrant atmosphere of this exotic food market. Embark on a breathtaking Bosphorus Cruise, where Europe and Asia meet. Admire the ancient wooden mansions, grand palaces, and fortresses that line the coastline. Visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill for panoramic views of Istanbul. Conclude your day with a delectable dinner at Hamdi restaurant before retiring to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 11- April 21, 2024: Istanbul.  Immerse yourself further into Istanbul's captivating heritage on day ten. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque with its1iconic minarets, and the awe-inspiring St. Sophia. Explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman Sultans and now a remarkable museum. Don't miss the opportunity to wander through the Grand Covered Bazaar, a shopper's paradise with over 2,000 shops. Indulge in the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine during a delightful dinner before retiring to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 12- April 22, 2024: Departure.  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring to the airport for your departure. Bid farewell to the enchanting city of Istanbul, carrying with you cherished memories of a truly remarkable adventure through Greece and Turkey. (B)

A Greek & Turkey Odyssey


Travel Dates: April 11 to 22, 2024


Day 01: Mon June 3, 2024 - Depart the USA: USA – Italy:  Depart the USA for Italy. (Air is NOT Included and can be booked separately from calling Jet Vacations)

Day 02: Tue June 4, 2024 - Montecatini (Tuscany): Arrive at Florence airport, after clearing customs meet with your driver and your local tour guide and transfer to your hotel in Montecatini in Tuscany. Montecatini is an exclusive world-renowned spa resort, famed for its spring waters, thermal baths and numerous spa treatments for centuries. Beyond the array of fine spas featuring treatments old and new, today’s visitors come for shopping, dining and sporting offerings, as well.  After check in and little time for rest your tour guide will take you on an orientation tour of Montecatini. Tonight welcome dinner is at Hotel followed by live performance by Andy Cooney.  (Dinner)

Day 03: Wed June 5, 2024 – Montecatini / Florence / Montecatini: After breakfast at the Hotel we depart to discover Florence, sublime birthplace of the Renaissance. It is full to bursting with elegant squares, imposing palaces, magnificent churches, and museums displaying riches conceived by some of the most famous names in the history of art and architecture enjoy a guided tour of Florence. See the Cathedral, whose gigantic “cupola” is the symbol of Florence’s artistic achievements, the Baptistery (from outside) with its fine bronze doors adorned with the famous gates of Paradise and the Piazza della Signoria. Time at leisure in the afternoon to explore on own, you may visit important museums, Uffizi Gallery or Accademia Gallery or simply stroll along the narrow picturesque streets of central Florence. Return to Montecatini, evening at leisure (Breakfast)

Day 04: Thu June 6, 2024 – Montecatini / Lucca / Montecatini: After breakfast we depart for a tour of Lucca. Among the richest cities in the world for its architecture and history: destination not to be missed for those who want to go deep inside Tuscany and its artistic background. We reach Lucca where our guide awaits us for a walking guided tour. Lovely Lucca offers up cobblestoned streets and elegant palaces, elaborate churches and a ring of Renaissance-era fortification walls that have been turned into biking and walking paths. For music aficionados, it also happens to be where the composer Giacomo Puccini was born. The Guinigi Tower, the Cathedral of Lucca, the Amphitheatre Square: our guided tour in Lucca will teach you the soul of the city with a pleasant stroll through the picturesque streets of the old town. Return to Montecatini for afternoon at leisure. Tuscan Dinner tonight at local restaurant in Montecatini Alto (old town) followed by live performance by Andy Cooney at restaurant (possibly openair on main square). (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 05: Fri June 7, 2024 – Montecatini / Siena & Chianti / Montecatini: After breakfast at the hotel, depart for your excursion to Siena, set in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside of rolling hills, lush vines and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from the fine palaces that line the narrow-cobbled streets and the superb Duomo, to the celebrated Piazza del Campo where the famed Palio horserace is run yearly. Enjoy a guided tour to visit the Dome, Piazza del Campo, Salimbeni Square and Chigi Palace.  Enjoy some free time, later we depart to discover the Chianti region a perfect work of art, so beautiful as a whole that it is impossible to decide which component is the most valuable: the gorgeous grapes shining in the sun, the forest green hills, the ancient villas decorating the landscape, the richness of typical products, great food, superb wine, cultural visits or easy relaxing. The beauty of this territory, known for its wineries, lies in the perfect equilibrium between the soft forms of slopes and the thousand nuances of color and the crowded woods populated by ancient castles, secular parishes, and beautiful villas. Visit a local winery and taste their great wines paired with some regional dishes. Concert in the vineyard by Andy Cooney. Return to Montecatini  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 06: Sat Jun 8, 2024 – Montecatini at Leisure:  After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day at leisure to simply relax and enjoy the services and facilities in town. Or you may reach Florence, easily by train, to better discover hidden corners or visit some museums. The day is yours! (Breakfast)

Day 07: Sun Jun 9, 2024 – Pisa & Cooking demonstration: After breakfast at the hotel, depart to discover Pisa to get what must be the most iconic photo in Italy, Yes, the Leaning Tower is spectacular even more so in person than in pictures, but there’s much more to Pisa than that: the medieval city also boasts an 11th-century Duomo chock-full of gorgeous art, elaborate Baptistery, and beautiful palaces. Enjoy a guided tour and some free time. After Pisa we stop at local farmhouse for a traditional Tuscan lunch and a cooking demonstration to learn the secrets of regional dishes. Tonight live performance by Andy Cooney at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 08: Mon Jun 10, 2024 –Tuscany / Rome: After breakfast at Hotel check out and depart for Rome Arrive central Rome.  Romans say the “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, nor can Rome be seen in a day. One could live in the Eternal City for years and still not see everything. It’s hard to say what you’ll find most breathtaking: Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, imperial temples, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, baroque basilicas, or Renaissance palaces. After check in  depart with your local guide discovering the most traditional corners of the historical center Passing by little Piazzas and narrow streets, we reach Campo De’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, The Pantheon, magnificent churches and important buildings.  Dinner at local restaurant in town followed by live performance by Andy Cooney. (Dinner)

Day 09: Tue Jun 11, 2024 - Rome Imperial Rome: Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel. We start our discovery of Rome. Enjoy today a guided tour to discover the splendor of the classic Roman Empire. Your experienced local guide will introduce to the history of Imperial Rome walking along Via dei Fori Imperiali. You will admire the Roman Forum, the most important archaeological area in the city and once the center of the public life; see the Colosseum (external), the most famous monument of ancient Rome and an impressive testament to her past greatness. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.  Tonight Dinner and live performance by Andy  Cooney at the Hotel (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10: Wed Jun 12, 2024 - Rome free day: Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel. Free day in Rome to explore based on your personal interests. Stop at a “trattoria” in Trastevere to try the local cuisine, sit outside of a café on elegant Via Veneto, visit the Vatican Mueums or maybe shop in fashionable Via Condotti or, for a wonderful range of art, antiques and antiquities shops, visit Via Margutta. Farewell dinner at Hotel tonight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Thu Jun 13, 2024 – Rome/U.S.: After breakfast transfer to Rome airport for your return flight home. (B)

Andy Cooney's Musical Tour of ITALY


Travel Dates: June 3 to 13, 2024

Leave San Francisco (SFO) on your overnight flight to Cairns, Australia.  Crossing of the international date line.

Day 03 - Arrival in Melbourne (October 20)
Welcome to Melbourne! Upon landing at Melbourne Airport, our friendly English-speaking guide will be there to greet you and ensure a seamless transfer to your chosen hotel. Later in the afternoon, embark on a captivating Melbourne City Tour. Explore the city's iconic landmarks such as Bourke Street Mall, Collins Street, and marvel at the Victorian architectural wonders like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Exhibition Buildings. We'll also visit the Queen Victoria Markets, Albert Park Lake, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the famous Melbourne sporting arenas. The evening promises a delightful dinner experience at Pure South Restaurant, and we'll provide convenient return transfers.  Accommodation:  Rendezvous Melbourne Hotel or Travelodge Melbourne Docklands Hotel

Day 04 - Yarra Valley Wine Adventure (October 21)
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. Today, we'll venture to the renowned Yarra Valley wine region, just a short drive from Melbourne. Here, you'll discover over 55 wineries, each offering unique cellar door tastings. Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local winery and savor wine tastings at three picturesque vineyards.

Day 05 - Melbourne's Hidden Secrets & Penguin Parade (October 22)
After breakfast, embark on a captivating Lanes & Arcade Walking Tour, uncovering Melbourne's hidden gems, from quirky cafes to independent designers and captivating street art. The afternoon takes us to Phillip Island, home to the enchanting Koala Conservation Centre. Witness Little Penguins returning ashore at sunset, a mesmerizing spectacle that's sure to be a highlight of your trip. ***Choose the Penguins Plus option for an even closer and more immersive experience. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant during the tour.

Day 06 - Melbourne to Hobart (October 23)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Hobart. Upon arriving at Hobart Airport, the capital of the Tasmanian region, your guide will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon, indulge in a private coach City Tour of Hobart. Explore iconic spots like Sullivan’s Cove, Salamanca Place, and Battery Point, among others. Cap off your day with a delightful dinner at The Ball & Chain Restaurant.  Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Hobart – 

Day 07 - Port Arthur Historical Adventure (October 24)
Today, after breakfast, we journey to Eaglehawk Neck to witness breathtaking coastal geological features like Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, and the Blowhole. Then, we arrive at the Port Arthur Historic Site for lunch in one of its historic buildings and a guided walking tour. Explore the settlement at your own pace, engage in the Lottery of Life, and enjoy a Harbour Cruise offering unique insights into Port Arthur's history.

Day 08 - Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise (October 25)
Start your day with a full breakfast at the hotel. Today's adventure combines a sightseeing tour of Bruny Island with a captivating wilderness cruise. Discover the island's native flora, fauna, and history while keeping an eye out for fur seals and dolphins. Enjoy a morning tea and lunch while immersing yourself in the island's natural beauty and local produce.

Day 09 - Arrival in Sydney (October 26)
Bid farewell to Hobart with a delicious breakfast before transferring to Hobart Airport for your flight to Sydney. Upon landing at Sydney Airport, your guide will accompany you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax and explore the vibrant city of Sydney.  Accommodation: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour – Standard King or Twin

Day 10 - Sydney's Sights & Harbor Cruise (October 27)
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Embark on a guided tour of Sydney's iconic landmarks, including the Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Bondi Beach. Later, enjoy a spectacular Sydney Harbour Cruise with Magistic Cruises, offering a delectable seafood buffet lunch. Afterward, explore the Sydney Opera House with a guided tour and enjoy leisure time in Sydney.

Day 11 - Optional Blue Mountains Excursion (October 28)
Today is yours to spend at leisure in Sydney. Optionally, you can embark on a full-day Blue Mountains excursion, visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park, exploring the breathtaking Blue Mountains National Park, and riding the Scenic Railway. Delight in a farewell dinner at Esquire QVB to celebrate your unforgettable journey.

Day 12 - Departure from Sydney (October 29)
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Sydney International Airport with your guide for your departure flight. Bid adieu to Australia with cherished memories of this incredible journey and continue to New Zealand.  Arrival in Queenstown.  Upon your arrival at Queenstown Airport from Sydney, you will be greeted by a local guide. There's no need for a coach as an exclusive KJET COACH will transfer you to Willows Jetty. From there, you'll embark on an exciting jetboat ride to St. Omers Wharf, followed by a leisurely walk to your hotel.  After checking in at the Rydges Lakeland Resort, a hotel with Lakeview Rooms, you'll enjoy a private coach transfer to Skyline Base. Here, you'll take a breathtaking gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant, where you'll savor a delightful buffet dinner. Following dinner, a coach will transport you back to the hotel for a restful night.

Day 13: Queenstown Sightseeing (October 30)
Start your day with a full breakfast at the hotel. Then, your local guide will accompany you on a Queenstown half-day sightseeing tour. Explore the charming town of Arrowtown and delve into the history at the Lakes District Museum. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Gibbston Valley Winery for a fascinating Wine & Cave Tour.  Return to the hotel after your explorations, and the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure while soaking in the scenic surroundings of Queenstown.

Day 14 Milford Sound Day Trip (October 31)
Following a hearty breakfast, embark on a full-day adventure. Your local guide will lead you on a private coach journey from Queenstown to the stunning Milford Sound. There, you'll board a scenic cruise ship for an unforgettable cruise through the majestic fjords, complete with a delicious buffet lunch.  Afterward, as you return from your cruise, you'll rejoin the coach for a scenic journey back to Queenstown, where you'll spend another night at Rydges Lakeland Resort.

Day 15: Free Day in Queenstown (November 1)
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to discover this vibrant town's attractions, activities, and culinary delights. You can also opt for an exciting 4WD half-day trip to Skippers Canyon for an additional adventure.  Cost 195USD per person. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity to experience a Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ dinner, which includes a charming return cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw. Your hotel is just a short distance away, allowing for a leisurely return.

Day 16: Departure from Queenstown (November 2)
After indulging in a full breakfast at the hotel, it's time to check out. Your local guide will assist you with the airport check-in process. Following check-out, a private transfer will take you to Queenstown Airport for your departure flight.  This marks the end of your memorable journey through Queenstown, New Zealand, filled with thrilling experiences and breathtaking natural beauty

Australia - Tasmania - New Zealand adventure tour


Travel Dates: 18 October – November 2, 2024


Day 1: APRIL 4, 2024 - Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Italy.

Day 2: APRIL 5, 2024 - Florence / Montecatini: Upon arrival at Florence airport, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel centrally located in Montecatini. Montecatini is an exclusive world-renowned spa resort, famed for its spring waters, thermal baths and numerous spa treatments for centuries. Beyond the array of fine spas featuring treatments old and new, today’s visitors come for the shopping, dining and sporting offerings, as well.  After check in and some time for a rest your tour guide will take you on an orientation tour of Montecatini.  Enjoy welcome dinner at the hotel tonight. (Dinner)

Day 3: APRIL 6, 2024 - Montecatini / Siena & San Gimignano/ Montecatini: After breakfast at the hotel, depart for your full-day excursion to Tuscany’s true gems. Our first stop is Siena, set in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside of rolling hills, lush vines and gray-green olive trees, Siena offers much to see, from the fine palaces that line the narrow-cobbled streets and the superb Duomo, to the celebrated Piazza del Campo where the famed Palio horserace is run yearly. Enjoy a guided tour to visit the Cathedral, Piazza del Campo, Salimbeni Square, and Chigi Palace.  Enjoy some free time in Siena for personal discovery and for lunch on own. Proceed to San Gimignano a town of Etruscan origin. Built by noble families, the fourteen remaining towers that lined the ramparts look like a medieval skyscraper. Return to Montecatini, dinner at hotel tonight (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: APRIL 7, 2024 - Montecatini / Optional tour Pisa / Montecatini: Have breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure to relax or indulge in a spa treatment in Montecatini. If you want to get what must be the most iconic photo in Italy, Pisa’s your place, join us to the optional half day tour to Pisa. Yes, the Leaning Tower is spectacular even more so in person than in pictures, but there’s much more to Pisa than that: the medieval city also boasts an 11th-century Duomo chock-full of gorgeous art, the elaborate Baptistery, and beautiful palaces.  Also included is a nice lunch at a local place.  Enjoy a guided tour and some free time. Afternoon at leisure in Montecatini. (Breakfast, Lunch if on optional tour)

Day 5: APRIL 8, 2024 - Montecatini / Florence / Montecatini: After breakfast at the hotel, we depart to discover Florence, sublime birthplace of the Renaissance. It is full to bursting with elegant squares, imposing palaces, magnificent churches, and museums displaying riches conceived by some of the most famous names in the history of art and architecture enjoy a guided tour of Florence. See the Cathedral, whose gigantic “cupola” is the symbol of Florence’s artistic achievements, the Baptistery (from outside) with its fine bronze doors adorned with the famous gates of Paradise and the Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy an included lunch at local restaurant for special Florentine dishes. Time at leisure in the afternoon to explore on own, you may visit important museums, Uffizi Gallery or Accademia Gallery or simply stroll along the narrow picturesque streets of central Florence and do some shopping. Return to Montecatini, dinner at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6: APRIL 9, 2024 - Montecatini/ Chianti / Montecatini: After breakfast, we explore the Chianti Region.  A perfect work of art, so beautiful as a whole that it is impossible to decide which component is the most memorable: the gorgeous grapes shining in the sun, the forest green hills, the ancient villas decorating the landscape, the richness of typical products, great food, superb wine, cultural visits, or easy relaxing. We will have an early dinner today at a local winery and have the chance to learn the secrets of wine production and taste some great regional dishes. Return to Montecatini in the evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: APRIL 10, 2024 - Montecatini / Optional Tour Cinque Terre / Montecatini: Breakfast at hotel. Join us on optional Full Day tour to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Liguria Region, on the Mediterranean Sea. These “five lands” are suspended between sea and earth and are nestled in the cliffs, overlooking the sea and green hills. Developed in isolation through the ages as they could only be reached by sea, the small medieval fishing ports remain architecturally intact. They represent one of the best-preserved natural areas of the Mediterranean, and are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today, they are a National Park and Protected Marine Area with the aim of securing, not only its environment safety, but also its great cultural heritage. We will proceed by motor coach and train with magnificent views of the coast. We will stop at two of the five villages to absorb their everyday life and enjoy spectacular views of the blue sea. Return to Montecatini for evening and dinner at leisure. (Breakfast) 

Day 8: APRIL 11, 2024 - Montecatini / Lucca & Cooking course/ Montecatini: After breakfast we depart for a tour of Lucca. Among the richest cities in the world for its architecture and history: destination not to be missed for those who want to go deep inside Tuscany and its artistic background. We reach Lucca where our guide awaits us for a walking guided tour. Lovely Lucca offers up cobblestoned streets and elegant palaces, elaborate churches and a ring of Renaissance-era fortification walls that have been turned into biking and walking paths. For music aficionados, it also happens to be where the composer Giacomo Puccini was born. The Guinigi Tower, the Cathedral of Lucca, the Amphitheatre Square: our guided tour in Lucca will teach you the soul of the city with a pleasant stroll through the picturesque streets of the old town. After touring Lucca, we reach our local farm for a journey into culinary traditions. Our chef will teach us the secrets of some great local recipes. Enjoy a cooking course and taste some great food to celebrate your farewell dinner. Return to Montecatini in the evening.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9: APRIL 12, 2024 - Florence / U.S.: After breakfast, transfer to Florence airport for your return flight back home. Arriverderci! (Breakfast)

Beautiful Tuscany


Travel Dates: APRIL 4 to 12, 2024


Day 1: APR 20, 2024 - Departure from the USA on an overnight flight to Egypt.

Day 2: APR 21, 2024 - Welcome to Cairo! Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Depart by deluxe coach and be dropped off at the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Tonight, savor a welcome dinner with fellow group members. Overnight in Cairo. (D).

Day 3: APR 22, 2024 – Cairo.  After breakfast, meet your Egyptologist at the hotel and embark on a guided tour of the Pyramids & the Sphinx on the Giza Plateau. The great Pyramid was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the ancient Greeks. As you stand beside these incredible Egyptian monuments, you will marvel at the size of the Giza pyramids and the magnitude of their construction. Witness the enigmatic Sphinx, with the body of a lion and the face of a man. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. (B).

Day 4: APR 23, 2024 – Travel to Aswan (Optional Tour to Abu Simbel). After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Cairo Airport for a morning flight to Aswan. Those not taking the Optional Tour to Abu Simbel will have a day to explore Aswan on their own. Participants of the optional excursion will take a short flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel, where they will visit ancient monuments dating back millennia. Upon arrival in Abu Simbel, you will explore the temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. These temples, carved from limestone mountains, were created by Ramses II between 1290 to 1124 BC. They showcase giant figures of the king that exude power and dominate the landscape. The temples were relocated to avoid submersion by the waters of the Aswan High Dam. The Great Temple of Ra-Harakhte features colossal statues of Ramses II, while the temple of Hathor is dedicated to the goddess of love and built in honor of Queen Nefertari. Fly back to Aswan and reunite with group members who did not join the Abu Simbel optional tour.  Before dinner enjoy a sunset cruise on a typical boat called a felucca.  Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Aswan. (B, D)

Day 5: APR 24, 2024 – Tour Aswan and Board the Nile Cruise. This morning, meet your local guide and visit the High Dam, a monumental example of contemporary construction in Egypt. The dam, controversial in its own right, is 3600 meters across and reaches a height of 111 meters at its highest point. It has created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake, stretching nearly 500 km into Sudan. Continue to Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika, a site that has attracted pilgrims for thousands of years. Despite the threat of submersion beneath the Nile's rising waters, the ruins remained a legendary tourist attraction in the 19th century. After exploring Aswan, transfer to your cruise ship for a two and a half day, three-night cruise on the Nile. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and overnight on board. (B, L, D)

Day 6: APR 25, 2024 – Full-day tour of Kom Ombo and Edfu. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board before setting sail to Kom Ombo. Explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is situated on a promontory at a bend in the Nile. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles used to bask in the sun on the river bank here. Despite being significantly damaged by the changing tides of the river and later builders who repurposed its stones for new structures, Kom Ombo remains a breathtaking site. Continue sailing along the Nile, and savor lunch and dinner on board. Spend the night on the cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 7: APR 26, 2024 –  Full-day tour of Edfu and Luxor. Begin the day with a buffet breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the largest and best-preserved Pharaonic temple in Egypt, although it was built by the Greeks. Construction of this immense complex started in 237 BC under Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was completed nearly 200 years later during the reign of Ptolemy XIII in the 1st century BC. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed son of Osiris, who avenged his father's murder by slaying his uncle Seth, the temple was constructed on the site where, according to legend, the two gods engaged in a deadly battle. Enjoy lunch on board and proceed to the East Bank, where you will visit Luxor Temple. This temple, built over several centuries by Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun, Ramses II, and Alexander the Great, is an elegant architectural masterpiece. It features an avenue of sphinxes, remarkable statuary of Ramses II, the Great Court of Ramses II, the colonnade and court of Amenhotep III, the hypostyle hall, and the Temple of Amun at Karnak. Conclude the day with dinner on board the cruise ship, and spend the night on board. (B, L, D)

Day 8: APR 27, 2024 – Full-day tour of the Valley of the Kings. Start the day with a buffet breakfast on board, and then disembark from the cruise ship. Visit the West Bank, including the renowned Valley of the Kings, where 62 Pharaohs are entombed. These tombs are adorned with opulence, gold, jewels, and treasures, replicating all that they would need in the afterlife. The pharaohs cleverly hid their tombs in rock-cut chambers, away from public view and separate from their mortuary temples, as a response to the pillage of earlier, more visible tombs.  After an included farewell lunch in a very local place, continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, rising from the desert plain in terraces and seamlessly merging with the sheer limestone cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain. This monumental temple gives the impression that nature itself constructed it. Afterward, transfer to the Sonesta St. George hotel, where you will check in and have the evening free at leisure. Spend the night in Luxor. (B,L)

Day 9: APR 28, 2024 – Tour of the Cairo National Museum and Khan El-Khalili bazaar. Enjoy breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, start your tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. Located in the heart of Cairo, the museum has an ambiance that evokes the ancient times of the Pharaohs. Experience the captivating contrast between the well-maintained garden and the museum's facade. Next, explore the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, the largest and oldest bazaar in Cairo. Originally built in 1382 by Sultan Barquq's Master Garkas El Khalili, it was known as the Turkish Bazaar during the Ottoman period. Khan El Khalili partly occupies the site where the now-vanished Fatimid Palaces once stood, covering an impressive area of 400,000 square meters and accommodating 12,000 staff members. Conclude your day with a farewell dinner in Cairo, followed by a direct transfer to the airport for your early morning flight back to the USA. Arrive back home on Day 10. (B, D)

Day 10: APR 29, 2024 – Departure Day. Check out early in the morning and transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight to the U.S.

Egypt, Land of Gods


Travel Dates: APRIL 20 to 29, 2024


10th National Eucharistic Convention

Welcome to the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, taking place from July 17, 2024, to July 21, 2024, in Indianapolis. Below is an outline of the tour plan and activities for the duration of the event:

Day 1: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (Arrival Day)
Arrive in Indianapolis at your own convenience. Complimentary airport shuttles will be available for transportation to the hotel.  Welcome Dinner: All guests arriving at the hotel by 6 PM are invited to join a welcome dinner. This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow participants and receive an orientation presentation about the Congress and the various included activities. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Dinner)

Day 2: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before starting the opening day of the Congress. Congress Day: Your local Host will assist you in checking into the event. Experience a full day of Congress sessions, interactions, and spiritual enrichment. Transfers to and from the hotel and Convention center will be provided. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast.  Congress Day: Transfers to and from the Convention center will be arranged for you to fully immerse yourself in the Congress sessions and activities. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Friday, July 19, 2024
Start the day with a hearty breakfast.  Congress Day and Special Visit: Attend the Congress sessions and enjoy the day's activities. Additionally, there will be a special visit to beautiful Carmel, where you can explore the Art's and Design District. Take part in a backstage private tour of the Center for Performing Arts. Lunch or dinner, depending on timing with Congress activities, will be provided. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast, choose between Lunch or Dinner depending on your choice of activities that day)

Day 5: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Fuel up for the day ahead with a delicious breakfast.  Congress Day and Afternoon Activity: Participate in the Congress sessions and activities. An additional afternoon activity will be organized and announced. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 6: Sunday, July 21, 2024
Enjoy a nourishing breakfast to start your day.  Closing Mass: Attend the final day of the conference, which includes a special closing mass scheduled for 11 AM. Full details of the mass and final day activities will be announced. The Congress officially ends around 2:30 PM.
Farewell Evening and Dinner: Return to the hotel for a wonderful and festive farewell evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Monday, July 22, 2024 (Departure Day)
Have a final breakfast before checking out.  Departures: Departure transfers to the airport will be arranged for guests to travel back home. (Breakfast)

Eucharistic Congress - Indianapolis


Travel Dates: July 16 to 22, 2024

Day 1 - May 5, 2024 - Depart the USA: Embark on a memorable journey as you depart the U.S. for the captivating destination of Spain.
Day 2 - May 6, 2024 - Malaga / Torremolinos: Arrive in Malaga, your gateway to a week of rejuvenation. Upon arrival, our friendly representative will
accompany you to your exquisite hotel in Torremolinos. Take this afternoon to unwind and prepare for the adventure ahead. Tonight, indulge in a
sumptuous welcome dinner that introduces your taste buds to the flavors of Spain. (Dinner, Dinner)
Day 3 - May 7, 2024 - Torremolinos / Malaga / Torremolinos: After a hearty breakfast, delve into the heart of Malaga with a guided city tour. Immerse
yourself in the intricate history and architecture of this coastal gem. Following the tour, savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, paired with fine
wine. Visit the awe-inspiring La Manquita Cathedral, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the city's rich heritage. Return to the hotel
with newfound insights and memories. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 - May 8, 2024 - Torremolinos / Granada/ Torremolinos: Embark on a journey to Granada, a city steeped in history and charm. Explore the
legendary Alhambra Palace, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, and its beautiful gardens. Savor a delightful lunch at a local eatery before returning
to Torremolinos, capturing breathtaking memories along the way. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 - May 9, 2024 - Torremolinos / Tour of Seville: Enjoy an exciting day trip to Seville, a city pulsating with vibrancy. Discover Seville's iconic
landmarks, from the intricate architecture of the Cathedral to the slender minaret of The Giralda. Uncover the city's rich history through a panoramic
and energetic walking tour, all while indulging in its rich flavors and cultural wonders. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6 - May 10, 2024 - Torremolinos / Ronda / Torremolinos: Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Ronda. Explore the awe-inspiring Puente
Nuevo Bridge and the historic Plaza de Espana. Marvel at the artistry of the Church of Saint Mary the Elder and the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring
in Spain. This full-day adventure is sure to leave you both energized and captivated. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 - May 11, 2024 - Torremolinos /Tangiers / Torremolinos: Embark on a captivating journey to Morocco and the vibrant city of Tangiers.
Experience the blend of cultures, flavors, and colors that this enchanting destination offers. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 - May 12, 2024 - Torremolinos: Today is yours to savor the delights of Torremolinos at your leisure. Dive into a day of relaxation, exploration,
or perhaps a final exhilarating workout. As the sun sets, join us for a memorable farewell dinner that celebrates the friendships and memories forged
during this unforgettable journey. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 - May 13, 2024 - Malaga / USA: After a nourishing breakfast, bid adieu to the Spanish shores and embark on your journey back home, carrying
with you the vitality and inspiration gained from this remarkable experience. (Breakfast)

Fitness Retreat in Andalucia & Costa del Sol


Travel Dates: MAY 5 – 13, 2024


Day 1: Thursday April 25, 2024 - Departure from the USA Get ready for an exciting adventure as you depart from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and embark on your journey to the United Kingdom.

Day 2: Friday April 26, 2024 – Discover Liverpool's Cultural Riches!  Welcome to England (Manchester Airport). Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Upon arrival in the UK, you'll be greeted in Manchester your knowledgeable guide, and together you'll board a modern motor-coach. As you travel to Liverpool city center, soak in the vibrant atmosphere and get ready to explore the cultural gems of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Liverpool is renowned for its rich heritage and contribution to the world of music. Experience a panoramic tour of the city, taking in iconic landmarks such as the majestic Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the UK. Drive past the magnificent Royal Albert Dock, housing the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country. Admire the captivating Chinese arch marking the entrance to Chinatown, a testament to Liverpool's diversity.  After a busy arrival day, indulge in some free time and a welcome dinner at your hotel, where we prepare for the adventures to come. (Dinner)

Day 3 Saturday April 27, 2024 – Explore Liverpool, make chocolate and Discover Chester's Roman History: After breakfast at the hotel, begin your day with a visit to The Beatles Story, an award-winning exhibition dedicated to the legendary band. Dive into the fascinating journey of Paul, John, George, and Ringo, learning how they transformed from ordinary boys from Liverpool to global superstars. Immerse yourself in their story and marvel at the impressive memorabilia, including an underwater trip on the iconic Yellow Submarine.  ADDED ATTRACTION:  Next, take part in a chocolate making workshop.
Chocolate making workshop begins with a talk about how chocolate makes it from the bean to the bar, followed by a practical session where we demonstrate various techniques before giving you the chance to create your own masterpieces. Following a chocolate quiz, everybody gets the chance to hand-wrap their creations to take home.  In the afternoon, travel to the nearby city of Chester, known for its Roman heritage. Embark on a captivating Roman Soldier walking tour, where you'll explore the well-preserved remnants of Chester's Roman past. Absorb the history and imagine the lives of soldiers who once walked these streets.  Return to Liverpool for a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Sunday April 28, 2024 – Discover the Charms of Wales: After breakfast at the hotel, Today, enjoy a full-day excursion to Wales.  First, visit Llandudno.  Experience a ride on the Great Orme Tramway.  The Great Orme Tramway is Britain’s only funicular, or cable-hauled, tramway that travels on public roads. Delighting visitors since it opened in 1902. The Tramway climbs a mile (1500m) through the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve to the Great Orme’s spectacular summit. Re-live the experience of travel more than 100 years ago in the lovingly restored original tramcars, each named after a Saint.  Enjoy some free time for independent lunch in Conwy.  Conwy is a town rich in history, which much of it still preserved within the walls and traditional structures of its buildings. In the heart of it is the mighty 13th-century castle, whose walls encapsulate this remarkable medieval town. Surrounded by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, it’s a most beautiful place to visit.  Next, visit Penrhyn Castle & Garden.  The dominating stone façade of Penrhyn Castle hides more than just its internal red-brick construction. The unique architecture, opulent interiors and fine art collection sit alongside a history of sugar and slate fortunes, of social unrest and the longest-running industrial dispute in British history. Discover Penrhyn’s history, its vast rooms, neo-Norman stairways and Victorian kitchens. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast.  Return to Liverpool.  Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Liverpool or area. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Monday April 29, 2024 – Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of the Lake District: Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Liverpool and set off for the Lake District, a captivating national park in the north of England. Known for its stunning lakes and majestic mountains, this region inspired renowned authors like Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.  Arrive at Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, and embark on a cruise. Board a traditional steamboat and marvel at the picturesque views of mountains, wooded islands, and hidden bays. Experience the tranquility of the surroundings as you navigate the crystal-clear waters.  Next, visit Hawkshead, a charming village with cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages. This village holds significant historical and literary importance, being the former home of Beatrix Potter and the school of poet William Wordsworth.  We will visit home of Mr. Wordspwoth.  Enjoy a delightful dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in the Lake District. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Tuesday April 30, 2024 – From the Lake District to Glasgow's Vibrant Culture: Leave the beauty of the Lake District behind as you journey to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. Upon arrival, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local pub or restaurant, savoring the flavors of Scottish cuisine.  Embark on a panoramic tour of Glasgow, a city renowned for its style, culture, and architecture. Discover internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, admire the unique Victorian influences, and witness the architectural masterpieces of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Glasgow's celebrated residents. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene and soak up the city's creative energy.  Visit the Tall Ship at Riverside, a historic vessel that once sailed the seas. Step aboard the Glenlee, a three-masted ship built in 1896, and explore its rich maritime heritage as an independent museum.  Relax and unwind at your Glasgow hotel, enjoying a comfortable overnight stay. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Wednesday May 1, 2024 – Explore the Enchanting Capital of Scotland - Edinburgh: Breakfast at Hotel. Embark on an unforgettable day trip to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. Delve into the city's rich history and immerse yourself in its captivating atmosphere.  Begin with a walking tour of Edinburgh, allowing you to absorb the city's charm and vibrant character. Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano. Marvel at the grandeur of the castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Discover the castle's historical significance and its role in shaping Scottish history.  Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Edinburgh at your leisure. Wander through the quaint streets, visit local shops, or indulge in a traditional Scottish delicacy.  Later, enjoy a tour and whisky tasting at Glenkinchie Distillery.  The home of 'The Edinburgh Malt' is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings. Distilling (mostly illegal) was taking place here long before the skills of crop rotation were known; in 1777 Edinburgh housed perhaps four hundred illicit distilleries. When the law was changed to permit smaller licensed distilleries, many farmers took out licenses. By the time Glenkinchie was founded in 1837, 115 licensed distilleries were recorded in the Lowlands, though their products would probably not pass muster today!  Return to Glasgow and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 8 Thursday May 2, 2024 – Free Day in Glasgow or Optional Tours: After breakfast at Hotel Today, you have the freedom to choose your own adventure. Enjoy a leisurely day exploring Glasgow at your own pace, taking in the city's vibrant atmosphere, shopping opportunities, and unique cultural experiences.  Alternatively, you can opt for an exciting tour to either Lomond and the Trossachs National Park or Stirling and St. Andrews. Discover the stunning natural beauty of Lomond and the Trossachs or explore the historic city of Stirling and visit the famous golf club and beautiful town of St. Andrews.  In the evening, savor a farewell Scottish dinner and immerse yourself in traditional entertainment, celebrating the memorable experiences of your journey. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Saturday May 3, 2024 – Departure Day / U.S.: After a wonderful adventure exploring the vibrant cities, picturesque landscapes, and rich heritage of the United Kingdom, it's time to bid farewell. After breakfast, depart from Glasgow, filled with cherished memories, and return home with a heart full of incredible experiences and stories to share. (Breakfast)

Highlights of the United Kingdom


Travel Dates: APRIL 25 – MAY 03, 2024


Day 1: Monday April 15, 2024 - Departure from the USA: Get ready for an exciting adventure as you depart from the New York area (NYC) and embark on your journey to Iceland.

Day 2: Tuesday April 16, 2024 – Iceland: Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure for a panoramic tour of Reykjavík.  Begin at Hallgrímskirkja, an iconic church with stunning city views. See the Old Harbour, taking in Harpa Concert Hall's modern architecture. Discover the Presidential Residence, Bessastaðir, and the futuristic Perlan. Then transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel centrally located in Reykjavik. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel and overnight in Reykjavík (Dinner)

Day 3 Thursday April 17, 2024 – Iceland: After breakfast at the hotel.  Today, take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland‘s south coast. This is the land of Njál‘s Saga – a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided tour you‘ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers, to the sheer sea cliffs of Dyrhólaey or Reynishverfi, and to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. In clear weather you’ll experience unforgettable views of the Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes and, if the conditions are right, the Westman Islands. Included in your tour: Lava Centre: The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland. Exhibition and Cinema.  Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel (Breakfast)

Day 4: Friday April 18, 2024 – Iceland: Breakfast at the hotel.  If you only take one guided tour while you are in Iceland, then it has to be the Golden Circle. Today we make our way back to Reykjavík via the Golden Circle. Combining natural and historical wonders, you’ll experience Iceland‘s landmark attractions in one incredible day: the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the spouting hot springs of Geysir, and Þingvellir national park, site of the Viking parliament and over 1000 years of history.  Lunch is on own today at the Geysir area. In the afternoon, visit the Friðheimar Greenhouses for an out of the ordinary “from the stem to the table” experience in the Icelandic countryside. Specializing in tomato cultivation, the greenhouses at Friðheimar are increasing diversity in the local tomato market. Since starting out in 1995, these family run greenhouses have introduced Plum tomatoes, Flavorino cocktail tomatoes and Piccolo tomatoes on a year-round basis in Iceland.  On this tomato-based tour, visitors gain insight into the processes of Icelandic greenhouse horticulture. With a short and informative talk on the subject, you'll learn about how this farm grows vegetables in cold climates by creating warm geothermal Mediterranean conditions, all year round – even through the long dark winter. Each visit includes a short informal tour and interactive discussion showcasing the growing methods used at Friðheimar which are eco-friendly using green energy, pure water and biological pest controls.  Visitors with an interest in gardening and horticulture are sure to be delighted by this trip as is anyone who just happens to love a great tomato! And just to note – Icelandic Cucumbers have also been cultivated at Friðheimar since 2011 and they are showcased throughout the experience.  Finally, get up close and personal to meet the team of Friðheimar horses in the warm and bright stables. Alongside a visit with these friendly creatures and their caretakers, there will be photo opportunities and a demonstration of the famed 5 gaits, unique to the Icelandic Horse. (Breakfast)

Day 5: Saturday April 19, 2024 – Day at Leisure – Optional Blue Lagoon Experience: After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy exploring Reykjavík at leisure, or Escape to the epitome of relaxation and natural wonder with our optional journey to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, nestled in the heart of Iceland's breathtaking landscape. This geothermal oasis offers respite from Reykjavík's hustle and bustle.  Prepare to be entranced by the ethereal beauty surrounding you. The Blue Lagoon is a sparkling azure pool of geothermal water, set against surreal lava fields. The contrast between the vibrant blue waters and the stark volcanic terrain is utterly mesmerizing.  Upon arrival, surrender to the lagoon's waters, ranging from comfortably warm to luxuriously hot. The mineral-rich waters are renowned for their therapeutic properties, offering a rejuvenating experience for body and soul.  As you float in the milky-blue waters, absorb the surreal surroundings—the rising steam, rugged lava rocks, and ever-changing Icelandic skies transport you to another world where daily stresses vanish.  For the adventurous, indulge in the famed silica mud mask, known for its skin-reviving effects. Apply the silky paste and join others who swear by its transformation.  To complete your Blue Lagoon journey, relax at the swim-up bar, savoring Icelandic craft beers or signature cocktails immersed in warm waters.  The Blue Lagoon isn't just a visit; it's an immersion into Iceland's natural wonders, a chance to pamper yourself, connect with nature, and create lasting memories in an unparalleled setting. Whether seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, or an unforgettable experience, the Blue Lagoon promises all this and more...  (Breakfast – Farewell dinner)

Day 6 Sunday April 20, 2024 – Departure Day: After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Reykjavik airport (REK) for your flight back to the U.S. (Breakfast)

Iceland Adventure


Travel Dates: APRIL 15 – 20, 2024


Day 1:  Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Morocco

Day 2:  Marrakesh!  Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and Transfer from Casablanca to Marrakesh.  Orientation Tour of Marrakech.  Visit the Koutoubia Minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech. The 12th-Century Mosque is a master class in Moorish architecture.  Visit the Koutoubia Minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech. The 12th-Century Mosque is a master class in Moorish architecture.  Continue on to the Djemaa el Fnaa, the main square at the heart of the medina. In the late afternoon, food stalls appear next to rows of escargot sellers, snake charmers, musicians and story tellers. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Alfassia Aguedal. For more than 30 years, AL FASSIA in Marrakech has been a reference in the Moroccan culinary scene, offering dinner outside in the freshness of our gardens or inside in one of the Moroccan lounges. (Dinner)

Day 3:  Marrakesh – Jardin Majorelle & Yves St. Laurent Museum: Breakfast at your hotel, start the day by a Visit the Jardin Majorelle. The garden was a gift to Marrakech from Yves-Saint Laurent.  Purchased from the painter Jacques Majorelle, the garden is adorned with Majorelle blue, the color named for him. Continue to the Berber Museum. Dedicated to Berber traditions, displaying costumes, craftwork, jewels & Musical instruments. Continue next door to the Yves-Saint Laurent Museum, opened in October 2017, the museum highlights the life work of the designer, his works and his connection to Marrakech. The museum also includes a hall for temporary exhibitions, a research library with over 5,000 volumes, a 140- seat auditorium, bookshop and terrace café. The museum itself has been recognized by architectural as unique and innovative design.  Visit Dar El Bacha Confluences Museum in Marrakech Palace Pacha Glaoui, located in the medina of Marrakech, is one of the most beautiful palaces of the red city. Also called “the governor’s palace”, or Dar el Glaoui, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century.  Enjoy lunch at Cafe Arabe, where you will be welcomed in a traditional and contemporary environment, immersing yourselves in a vivid and magical, enchanting and charming atmosphere.  In the afternoon. visit the Souks of Marrakech and discover the Medina (the old town). Your guide will take you through the heart of the bustling Market. You will experience the sites, smells, and sounds of the ancient Souks as they have always been the center of Artistic Creativity and commerce. A wonderful experience! A great afternoon to get some gift shopping done. Then visit the Mellah of Marrakech - formerly known as Hay Essalam is the Jewish Quarter (Mellah) of Marrakesh. It is the second oldest of its kind in the country. And considered to be one of the largest in Morocco. It never ceases to surprise and impress its visitors!
Dinner Independently (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4:  Marrakesh - Essaouira: After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred from Marrakesh to the coast to Essaouira (about 2 1⁄2 hours from Marrakech), a former Portuguese town on the Atlantic Ocean that has become something of an artists’ colony, the enchanting streets of this fortified town were the setting for Orson Welles’ 1952 Othello. On route, you might see goats climb Argan trees in search of the tree nuts.  We will at one of the Argan oil cooperatives on the road between Essaouira & Marrakech. They produce the best argan oil, where the highest standards are used to produce the finest cosmetic and culinary oils. The company’s oil is also certified organic based on international standards. Argan oil has gained notoriety in the USA & Europe for its cosmetic qualities as well as the cooking oil which is extremely healthy and adds a pine nut flavor to any fresh salad.  Upon arrival, explore the picturesque street of the thuya workers, the oceanside ramparts, and the numerous art galleries and boutiques scattered about. Most recently was the location for several episodes of the Game of Thrones series. For centuries Essaouira was home to a large Jewish community and has two Jewish cemeteries. While the city had a cemetery with 2,400 graves, the oldest dating back to 1775, a new cemetery in front of the former was built in 1875.  Enjoy lunch at La Coupole Essaouira Beach, an eco-responsible place of life offering a balanced cuisine combining land and sea accompanied by a large menu of cocktails and other drinks in a tropical setting and an exotic musical atmosphere.  After lunch, visit the Jewish cemetery and the site of an annual pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Haïm Pinto, who died in 1845 and whose home and synagogue are preserved as an historic and religious site. It is situated in the Mellah. Head back in land to Marrakech.  Return to your Hotel in Marrakech for Dinner on your own & Overnight (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 5:  Marrakesh – Berber Village visit with private Cooking Class (Optional).  Enjoy a full day at leisure or after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Dchiera Aghouatim (“Big Family”), a small Berber village. (about 40 minutes) Here we will have a private, outdoor cooking class hosted by a famous local chef.  Prepare your own traditional Moroccan dishes and enjoy them for lunch! Learn about Moroccan spices, including Ras al Hanout, the definitive spice of Moroccan cuisine.  Bake bread the traditional Moroccan way using an earthen, wood-fueled stove. The organic vegetables used in your dish are Bake bread the traditional Moroccan way using an earthen, wood-fueled stove. The organic vegetables used in your dish are grown in the garden on site! While your tagine is cooking over the fire, take a walk (about 20 minutes) across a wide valley, where sheep graze, wild cactus fruit grows, and the days go on seemingly untouched by modern life.  Wander through the village and visit with the locals who are happy to talk about the history of their community and their daily life.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Return to your Hotel in Marrakech for Dinner on your own & Overnight (Breakfast).   Additional 109USD per person. 

Day 6:  Marrakesh – Hiking the Atlas Mountains – Desert experience: After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be escorted inland to the foothills of the High Atlas (Approximately 40 minutes’ drive).  Enjoy a two-hour guided walking tour with one of our local expert mountain guides. Travel along ancient pathways through Berber villages. Stop in a local Berber home for tea. If you prefer more strenuous hike that is easily arranged with our expert Mountain Guide.  Lunch on your own.  In the late afternoon, participate in a “Desert Agafay” experience.  The Desert d’Agafay Inara Camp is ideal for a taste of Moroccan desert culture. You will be spending a wonderful time at the Inara Desert Camp perched on a rocky expanse. You will be welcomed with Moroccan tea Nomadic musicians wearing scarves like those worn by Saharan tribesmen. Enjoy Camel Ride followed by a wonderful farewell dinner under a tent of the Luxury Encampment in Agafay. Return to your hotel in Marrakesh and overnight under a luxury tent in the Desert (Breakfast – Dinner)

Day 7:  Marrakesh – Casablanca: After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca Visit to the Hassan II Mosque. Completed in 1993, the Mosque can accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers making it the second largest in Islam today. This amazing structure took over five years to build, and is considered one of the most beautiful representations of the quality Moroccan craftmanship in the country. Visitors will be amazed by the detail wood, marble, and tile handwork. The Hassan II Mosque is the only Mosque which allows non-Muslim visitors inside. Lunch. at. Rick's Café and it’s beautifully laid out interiors featuring a nice range of carefully chosen pieces of furniture and none of them is placed haphazardly.  Later we continue with a panoramic tour of the city before arriving to our hotel. (Breakfast-Lunch). 
Day 8:  Depart to the airport for your return flight back home. (Breakfast)

Morocco Getaway


Travel Dates: FEBRUARY 1 - 8, 2024

April 1, 2024 – U.S.A.: Depart from USA for your flight to Malta.
April 2, 2024 - Arrive in Malta: Welcome to Malta! Today arrive in Malta after clearing customs, we meet our guide who accompanies us throughout
our tour of Malta. After check in at our centrally located hotel enjoy the afternoon at leisure to start exploring. Your guide is at your disposal for an
orientation tour in town. This evening we savor a welcome dinner at hotel restaurant. (Dinner)
April 3, 2024 - Valletta / Capital City: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Later depart and explore Valletta the capital city. Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens
with panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. Then we visit the Archaeological Museum with a big display of pottery, altars, figurines dating to the
Stone Age ca 6000 years old. In St John’ Co-Cathedral there are over 375 knights buried and the famous paintings ‘The Beheading’and ‘St. Jerome’
by Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Lunch at local restaurant. Enjoy the Malta Experience Show an audio-visual show that tells the dramatic story of the
islands' 7000 year history. Educational, informative and entertaining. Dinner is at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
April 4, 2024 - Three Old Cities – Temples: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today the tour starts with the visit of the Three Old Cities of Vittoriosa,
Senglea and Cospicua where the Knights of St. John did settle when they came to Malta in 1530. From Vittoriosa one enjoys panoramic views of the
Grand Harbour and the yacht marinas. In the afternoon we go to visit two archaeological sites, built by Stone Age Man ca 6000 years old – Hagar Qim
Temples and Mnajdra Temples. Dinner is at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
April 5, 2024 - Full Day Tour – Archaeological Tour: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depart to visit the Hypogeum and underground temple dating ca
5000 years old. It was a temple and a burial place. Then we proceed to visit the Tarxien Temples where there is the statue of the fat lady. In Marsaxlokk
a fishing village, time at leisure to explore on own. In the afternoon we visit San Anton Gardens, a botanical gardens with various kinds of trees, mostly
from South America and where the President of the Republic resides. Dinner is at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
April 6, 2024 - Day at leisure: Breakfast at the hotel. Today take a day at leisure to explore Malta on own. There is much to discover, you may also
simply relax at the beach or enjoy some shopping in town. Dinner is at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
April 7, 2024 - Full Day Tour - Mosta Church – Mdina – Dingli Cliffs – Crafts Village: After breakfast at the hotel our tour starts by visiting the
Church of Mosta with its third largest Dome in Western Europe. During the Second World War a bomb pierced the dome without exploding. Then we
go to the Dingli Cliffs the highest point of Malta. Mdina / the Old Capital City, we shall visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and museum and walk along narrow
streets up to the bastions to enjoy superb views of the island. At the Crafts Village one can see the Glass Blowers and Filigree Workers doing their job
with love and dedication. Tonight dinner is at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
April 8, 2024 - Gozo: After breakfast, we depart today for a special excursion, a unique way to see Malta's sister island, an excursion to the natural
and serene island of Gozo, conveniently situated a mere 20 minute ferry crossing away. Once we set foot in Gozo one will notice that although the
islands are very similar, we can feel a sense of tranquility and harmony that is hard to match anywhere else. Our day starts at the megalithic temples
of Ggantijja which are older than the pyramids in Egypt. At Dwejra and Inland Sea, weather permitting, boat trip from the Inland Sea to nearby Caves.
Visit the Citadel in Victoria / Capital City of Gozo. Xlendi Bay a fishing village where farewell lunch would be served. Dinner is at the hotel.(Breakfast,
Lunch, Dinner)
April 9, 2024 – Malta / U.S.A.: After breakfast, depart from the hotel to the airport for the flight back home. (Breakfast)

Mysterious Malta


Travel Dates: April 1 to 9, 2024


Day 1: Departure from your hometown airport (air arrangements are not included and are available upon request).  Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in.  The rest of the day is at your leisure, setting the tone for an unforgettable weekend. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 2: Pre-Racing Day: After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Race Track. 

Immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes action as the CCM racing team readies their equipment and orchestrates their meticulously planned preparations. Delve into the captivating world of technical inspection, where the inner workings of these powerful machines are unveiled amidst a symphony of answers to your inquiries. 

Catch practice sessions and qualifying rounds, assuming weather permits. Tour through the ARCA garage area where car tech inspections full of measurements, heights, weights, and the NASCAR templating process take place. The car must meet the rules at a series of inspections stations to be eligible for practice or qualifying.  

Then, the ARCA cars are impounded after the last activities and garage area closes for the evening. As the sun sets, the team's hospitality area transforms into a culinary haven, serving hamburgers, turkey burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, baked beans, and cold sides such as potato salad and coleslaw.  

After dinner, transfer back to your hotel and overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 3: Racing Day: Dawn awakens with promise, The team arrives to the garage early (often 6 am to 7am) to prep for the day.  The team chef will cook breakfast, complete with eggs, freshly grilled sausages and peppers and breakfast burritos, awaits. 

Feel the pulsating energy of pre-race ceremonies as you witness the ARCA car's triumphant journey from impound to pit road, a prelude to the grandeur about to unfold. Attendees will have access to the car on pit road where you will have the opportunity to take group photos and pictures with the driver and car.

And then, the crescendo arrives – the 200-mile televised ARCA Menards Series sponsored race, punctuated by pit stops that reveal the orchestrated ballet of tire changes and fueling precision. Choose your vantage point: the grandstands or the exclusive area on pit road adjacent to the team's pit stall for an unfiltered view of pit stops. The Pit area view is next to the action where, just like the pit crews, the race is watched on the broadcast on the racetrack’s massive big screens. The team has radio scanners and headsets dedicated for attendees, affording you the intimate thrill of eavesdropping on the driver's interactions with the crew chief and spotter.

Finally, the driver straps into the car and the race begins. As the engines roar and the track pulsates with life, the thrill of competition unfolds at breakneck speeds. The pit area becomes “Hot” and some tracks require children to exit pit road. The team is engaged in competition at over 180 mph and anything can happen.

After the event, the team plans and cooks another hearty meal while the crew packs all the equipment in the trailer. The attendees and a portion of the team members exit the garage area to the team hospitality site for relaxation, hydration, and dinner before attending the next NASCAR race. The 2nd part of the doubleheader race usually starts within two hours of the end of the ARCA event.

With the day's exhilaration drawing to a close, the evening's grand finale approaches – a second race, a doubleheader delight, replete with its own captivating narrative. One or more CCM team members accompany the attendees to the grandstands for the race. This is a good opportunity to further explain the racing to attendees unfamiliar with NASCAR technology or racing strategies. The team members expertise further unveils the intricate tapestry of NASCAR's technological marvels and racing strategies.  The attendees indulge in the NASCAR Xfinity race, a spectacle of speed and strategy that graces the evening horizon.  

After the last race, transfer back to your hotel and overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 4: Cup Race: The NASCAR Cup series is the pinnacle of American motorsports. Once again, CCM team members personal accompany attendees on race day.  Cup day is focused on one huge racing event.  After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Race Track where you will meet CCM team members to start your race track day.

Walk the midway full of souvenir trailers and companies promoting to the 100,000 fans for the weekend OR attend the NASCAR Cup Race Pre-Race Pass fan hospitality (Option) for exclusive infield access, including up-close access to Pre-Race activities, including Cup driver introductions and pre-race concert. When Pre-Race is complete everyone moves to their seats in the grandstands to watch America’s most popular motorsport with speeds of almost 200mph. CCM team members are once again available for technical or strategy questions to maximize your understanding and enjoyment of the sport.

After the last race, it is time to reminisce on the wonderful experiences we've shared throughout our adventure while we transfer back to your hotel for your last overnight. Raise a toast to the memories made, and enjoy the company of your newfound friends. (Breakfast, farewell dinner)

Day 5: Departure Day. (Air arrangements are not included and are available upon request): After breakfast at the hotel, transfer back to the airport on your own to embark on your return flight back home, reflecting on the incredible moments of the trip. Safe journey. (Breakfast)

NASCAR Ultimate VIP Experience

DAYTONA 500 in Florida; TALLADEGA 500 in Alabama; BRISTOL 500 in Tennessee.

DAYTONA 500, FL: February 15 to 19, 2024
TALLADEGA, AL: April 18 to 22, 2024
BRISTOL, TN: September 11 to 15, 2024


Day 1: Wednesday October 16, 2024 – DEPARTURE FROM THE U.S.
The exciting journey begins as you depart from the prestigious Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in the United States. With your airfare conveniently included, you can anticipate a smooth and comfortable flight to your destination.

Day 2: Thursday October 17, 2024 - ARRIVAL IN PARIS
Upon arrival in the captivating city of Paris, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred by a Jet Vacations representative and panoramic tour in route to your hotel, nestled in the heart of the city and wander through the leady boulevards and winding lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait (not included) while watching sophisticated Parisians go by . Settle into the refined elegance of your accommodations, appreciating the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. As evening descends, delight in a delectable welcome dinner at the distinguished local restaurant, immersing yourself in the culinary delights that Paris has to offer. (D)

Day 3: Friday, October 18th 2024:  PARIS - GIVERNY
After breakfast at the hotel. Today, depart for a panoramic tour of Paris . Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city ‘s classic landmarks: View the Grand Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concordes built by Napoleon in the 19th century.  Les Invalides and its many grand avenues which promises to unveil the many facets of Paris's allure. Witness the iconic landmarks, architectural marvels, and the vibrant rhythm that flows through the city's veins.  In the afternoon, indulge in a half-day sightseeing tour of Giverny, an idyllic village known for inspiring the renowned artist, Claude Monet. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes that captivated the painter's imagination, as you explore the gardens and dwellings that inspired some of his most famous works . (Entrance to Monet’s House and gardens included). Then transfer back to your hotel in Paris. Evening at leisure.   (B)

Day 4: Saturday October 19, 2024 – PARIS – CRUISE.  
Breakfast at the hotel and your morning at leisure. In the early afternoon, enjoy a half day cultural walking tour in Marais to explore the most tourist-friendly area of Paris, Le Marais, on a food-tasting walking tour.   Eat fresh pastries and breads like a true local while learning the area’s history from a local foodie guide then before meeting your transfer as dusk settles in embark on a remarkable adventure as you board your lovely ship, the gateway to a captivating five-night Seine River Cruise. At 6:00 p.m., you will be welcomed on board by the attentive crew, who will guide you to your comfortable cabins. Raise a toast to the beginning of this remarkable voyage during the welcome cocktail reception, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city with an evening of traditional entertainment, embracing the delightful "Titi Parisien" theme. The ship gracefully sets sail into the night, carrying you along the serene waters of the Seine. (B,D)

Day 5: Sunday October 20, 2024 - LES ANDELYS, HONFLEUR
Awaken to a new day of exploration as your ship cruises towards Les Andelys, offering you a splendid view of the majestic Roche Guyon. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder as it unfolds before your eyes.  Join a captivating excursion that encompasses both packages, providing the opportunity to visit the Château de Martainville. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur of this magnificent castle, transporting yourself to a bygone era.  Returning to the ship, continue your journey towards the picturesque town of Honfleur, with its charming harbor and captivating ambiance. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the idyllic landscapes and delightful sights that this port town has to offer. (B, L, D)

Today promises to be an extraordinary experience as you embark on a full-day excursion to the historic Landing Beaches including the American Cemetery. Step foot on the hallowed grounds where the Allied Forces carried out the monumental D-Day Landings during the 20th century, a turning point in world history. As you explore these revered beaches, reflect upon the valor and sacrifices that shaped our modern world.  Indulge in a delightful lunch during the excursion, savoring both the flavors of the region and the significance of the momentous events that unfolded here. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Tuesday October 22, 2024 - DISCOVERING HONFLEUR, DUCLAIR, AND ROUEN
Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the region as you partake in an enlightening excursion along the Norman Abbey Circuit. Delve into the mystique and history of the region's abbeys, guided by knowledgeable experts who will unveil their secrets.  In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of Rouen, a city steeped in medieval charm and architectural marvels. Stroll through its storied streets, marvel at its magnificent cathedral, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere that pervades the city.  As night falls, the grand gala dinner and evening event onboard your ship awaits, promising an enchanting soirée filled with delectable cuisine, delightful entertainment, and cherished memories. The ship continues its graceful journey through the night, carrying you towards new horizons. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Wednesday October 23, 2024 - SAILING TO PARIS ALONG THE SEINE
As the ship glides along the banks of the Seine, spend a tranquil morning immersed in the breathtaking landscapes that have been thoughtfully shaped by skilled hands. Admire the beautifully landscaped banks and marvel at the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition as you cruise past the striking architecture of La Défense, the futuristic business district.  Arriving in Paris in the early afternoon, seize the opportunity to delve deeper into the city's legendary landmarks and iconic sites. Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine, crossing its charming bridges, starting from the picturesque Quai de Grenelle. Absorb the unique ambiance that fills the air, savoring every moment of your exploration. (B, L , D)

Day 9: Thursday October 24, 2024 – FAREWELL TO PARIS
On this final day of your extraordinary journey, savor a sumptuous buffet breakfast on board your ship, cherishing the last moments of this remarkable adventure. At 9:00 a.m., disembark from the ship, bidding farewell to the attentive crew who have made your voyage so unforgettable.  As you conclude this chapter of your travels, you have the choice to return home on your flight, filled with cherished memories and new perspectives. Alternatively, extend your journey with an optional post-tour to the Champagne region of France, where the splendors of Reims await your discovery. Embark on a new adventure, continuing to explore the beauty and sophistication of France. (B)

Paris to Normandy – Seine River Cruise


Travel Dates: October 16 to 24, 2024


Day 1: Nov 6, 2024 - Depart the USA: Depart New York for Porto. 

Day 2: Nov 7, 2024 - PORTO (D): Welcome to Portugal. Meet & greet by a Jet Vacations host in Porto airport and transfer to your ship. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party, followed by dinner. We moor for the night in Porto. (Dinner)

Day 3: Nov 8, 2024 - PORTO REGUA (FB,L,D): After a breakfast on board, Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel’s pupils.  Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, stands out from the steep banks of the Douro River with its mixture of grey facades and red tiles interspersed with unusual architectural masterpieces.  Its historical center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. We’ll discover The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city's Commercial Association. It has remained their headquarters to this day. After climbing up the beautiful granite and marble stairway, we’ll visit the former Tribunal Room, the Golden Room and the Arab Room, decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the “Golden Church”. It was originally a modest convent founded by Franciscan monks in the 12th century, before being further altered by prominent Porto families in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were responsible for the Baroque style interior which mingles with the large, elaborate rose window in Gothic style on the main façade in a fascinating mixture of styles reflecting the various eras it went through. We’ll cross the Dom Luis I Bridge again back to Villa Nova de Gaia for the visit of a wine cellar. Porto’s pride notably stems from its famous wine known the world over, which you will get to taste. We’ll return on board by coach and the afternoon will be spent sailing.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Nov 9, 2024 - REGUA – PINHAO – VEGA DE TERON (FB,L,D): After enjoying a breakfast on board, we’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry, Cristas de Galo.  We’ll then set out to explore Mateus Palace, the most beautiful and astonishing manor in all of Northern Portugal. This 18th-century beauty is set in a hilly landscape reminding us of Mexico. The subtle mixture of granite, white walls and extravagance from the Age of Enlightenment such as ledges covered in statues and Baroque style pilasters is a striking feature. Behind the manor is a delightful garden with box hedges, more statues, and a spectacular 115-foot cedar tunnel. After our tour, we’ll return to our ship in Regua or Pinhão.  Tonight’s entertainment on board while sailing has a flamenco theme. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Nov 10, 2024 - VEGA DE TERRON – SALAMANCA – BARCA D’ALVA (FB,L,D): Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you’ll meet up with your guides.  Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until the middle of the 20th century and is responsible for its growing popularity. We’ll visit the cathedral whose successive extensions created a mixture of styles going from late Gothic to Baroque, including Renaissance. Afterwards, we’ll visit one of the world’s oldest Universities which first opened in 1218. Also known as “Escuelas Mayores”, the University building has a sumptuous gate adorned with the city’s most famous design: a frog atop a skull – symbolic of the sin of lust being punished after death. Its wonderful library brims with old manuscripts dating back from prior to the 19th century. You’ll enjoy lunch and be free to discover the city on your own. Return on board in Vega de Teron.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Nov 11, 2024 - BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA - PINHAO (FB,L,D): We’ll set off early in the morning and have a breakfast buffet on board as we cruise through the locks in Pocinho and Valeira. Our boat will continue cruising while you enjoy a relaxing lunch on board. We’ll arrive in Ferradosa around 2 :00 p.m. where you can join us on the optional “wines of Porto” excursion. You will follow the road through the vineyards and stop at an overlook surrounded by vines. We’ll then continue our trip to a “quinta” where we will sample the wines of Porto. After the tour, you’ll return back on board in Pinhão around 6 :00 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to explore the old Pinhao train station, with its splendid “azulejos”(traditional Portuguese tiles). At the end of the day, you’ll enjoy our gala dinner and evening on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Nov 12, 2024 - PINHAO - PORTO (FB,L,D): You’ll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board in Pinhao. In the morning, you can join us on our guided tour by coach of Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you’ll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church stands out with its white façade dominating a baroque staircase with 686 steps ending in a shrine built in the rocaille style and adorned with azulejos. The first stone was laid on February 14th, 1750 and gave way to the construction of a massive temple overlooking the city and providing a breathtaking view over the misty mountains of the surrounding landscape. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 8: Nov 13, 2024 - PORTO (FB,L,D): Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. After lunch on board, join us for an excursion to Aveiro by coach. Often called the “Venice of Portugal”, and known as the salt capital of Portugal, Aveiro is surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons and is dominated by the Central Canal that runs through the town. This little medieval town, built on a lagoon, expanded rapidly during the 15th and 16th centuries as a sea port thanks to cod fishing. It is also a center for baroque art with its many buildings and monuments. Aveiro has kept several of its typical boats with half-moon shaped prows, the “moliceiros”. Nowadays, Aveiro and its surroundings form a very significant industrial region with naval shipyards, engineering, iron and steel works, cellulose-producing factories, porcelain and pottery, and where salt production and fishing are still important activities. Its university is one of the largest in Portugal and there are also several further higher studies buildings. Aveiro is a bright and friendly little town with art-nouveau style architecture, brightly colored houses and charming little alleyways for you to take a lovely stroll. Afterwards, we’ll set off for Costa Nova, a typical little fishermen town and former family-friendly resort which has now been restored. The resort is located between the beaches on the Atlantic coast and the lagoon and is open onto the ria. Here there are lots of traditional multi-colored, striped wooden houses lining the promenade which is also planted with palm trees. Return on board by coach in Porto. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Nov 14, 2024 - PORTO (FB): Enjoy one last breakfast buffet on board before disembarking. END OF SERVICES

Day 1: Nov 3, 2024 - Depart the USA: Depart New York for Lisbon. 

Day 2: Nov 4, 2024 - Lisbon (B, D).  Welcome to Portugal.  A Jet Vacations representative will personally greet you and arrange your transfer to your hotel in Lisbon by deluxe coach.  Check into your Hotel for your 3-night post stay.  Tonight enjoy a welcome diner with the other group members. (Dinner)

Day 3: Nov 5, 2024 - Lisbon (B). After breakfast, meet you private guide and then start with a morning visit of Lisbon.  Your local guide will whisk you to the city’s best landmarks, so you only see the best Portugal’s capital has to offer. Discover its charming neighborhoods, like Baixa and Alfama, cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and snap photos from the best vantage points in the city, looking out over red terra cotta roofs and down to the Tagus River.  Walk back to your hotel in Lisbon – check-in and rest of the evening at leisure. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Nov 6, 2024 - Lisbon (B, D).  After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to discover the beautiful city of Lisbon on your own.  Or join an optional tour to Evora, the UNESCO town featuring the roman ruins of the Temple of Diana, to the Capela dos Ossos (Bones of Chapel).  Lunch in a local restaurant will be provided.  Then in the evening, depart your hotel to your farewell dinner event.  Step into a classic Fado restaurant and begin with a traditional Portuguese meal.  As the lights dim, set your fork down and listen to a beautiful live Fado performance.  Let your emotions roll with the music until the melancholic noted come to end.   Overnight at your hotel in Lisbon. (Breakfast – Farewell dinner)

 Day 5: Nov 7, 2024 - Lisbon – Porto - Douro (B):  After breakfast, transfer to Porto and stop en-route in Nazaré, a fishing village that resonates with natural beauty. Famed for its seafood, you’ll enjoy lunch in a traditional seafood tavern while admiring the Atlantic coast (included).  In the afternoon, continue to board your river ship for your Douro river cruise. (Breakfast, Dinner)

River Cruising Portugal's Douro River


Travel Dates: November 6-14, 2014


Day 1- MAY 31, 2024: Depart the USA: Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to France.

Day 2- JUN 01 2024: PRAGUE: Welcome to the Czech Republic.  A Jet Vacations representative will personally greet you and arrange your transfer to your river cruise ship in Prague. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party. You'll have dinner on board.  We will remain in port overnight. (Dinner)

We’ll spend the morning cruising the Vltava to Stechovice. Nestled in peaceful surroundings, the Vltava River reveals its bucolic landscapes and natural beauty. Once known for its gold mines, Stechovice is now famous for its traditional handmade pottery. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to Konopiste Castle. Located in an idyllic setting, this 13th-century fortress—entirely renovated in the 18th century—was the Habsburg's hunting lodge. In addition to its sumptuously decorated apartments, the castle is home to an impressive collection of medieval weapons and armor that once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The castle was his last abode prior to his assassination in Sarajevo in 1914. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

We'll cruise on the beautiful Vltava River to the Slapy dam. We’ll follow the winding river lined with hillsides on each bank and catch glimpses of castles in romantic, restful landscapes so typical of central Bohemia. The Slapy Reservoir is a popular vacation spot for residents of Prague, offering water sports and numerous recreational activities. We’ll return to Prague at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 5- JUN 04 2024: PRAGUE
Join us this morning for a guided tour of the Old Town in Prague. Stare Mesto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. As you stroll through the city’s narrow streets, you’ll discover many points of interest, including the Jewish quarter, the old town hall and its famous astronomical clock, the Gothic church of Our Lady before Tyn, and the Charles Bridge. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Prague Castle district: Palaces, churches, and convents stand harmoniously in the vicinity of the castle, sitting high on a hill watching over the city. We’ll discover St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most important church in the country and one of the most prestigious Gothic cathedrals in Europe; the Old Royal Palace; and the Golden Lane, named after the goldsmiths that thrived there during the 17th century. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melnik, at the confluence of the Elbe. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. This afternoon, join us for a tour of Nelahozeves Castle and the birth house of Antonin Dvorak. We’ll visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Bohemia that was home to 23 different Bohemian queens and princesses. The castle walls are elaborately adorned with Italian-style stucco and wall paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament and Greek mythology. It is also home to a rich, private collection of furniture and paintings—including works by Rubens, Velazquez, and many others—all belonging to the Lobkowicz family, the oldest and most eminent Bohemian noble family. We’ll discover the luxurious lifestyle of the Bohemian nobility during the Baroque period. At the end of our tour, you’ll enjoy tasting a selection of wines from the castle’s vineyard. Nelahozeves is the birthplace of Antonin Dvorak. During our visit to the house in which he was born, we’ll discover the life and works of one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, the man who composed the famous “New World Symphony.”  The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Join us for a full-day excursion to Dresden, a fantastic city known as the “Florence of the Elbe.” A relatively recent city with Slavic origin, Dresden became the capital of the Margravate of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Dresden offers a wide variety of attractions, including magnificent promenades on the bank of the Elbe, fascinating museums, monuments, and charming details. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Saxon Dukes and Electors and the Kings of Saxony. Today, we can revel in the splendor of its architecture and its collections, including the historic Green Vault, which contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe. After our excursion, we’ll return to Prague by bus. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 8-JUN 07 2024: PRAGUE: This morning you will be transferred* by your Jet Vacations Representative to your homebound flight. (Breakfast).

River Cruising the Castles of Bohemia


Travel Dates: MAY 31 - JUN 7, 2024


DAY 1: Sunday April 28, 2024 – DEPARTS THE U.S. FOR SCOTLAND

DAY 2: Monday April 29, 2024 – WELCOME TO SCOTLAND
Arrive at Glasgow Airport.  Meet with your English-speaking guide and driver and transfer to Glasgow. Visit the National Piping Centre (closed Sundays).  The National Piping Centre serves as the centre for excellence for the Great Highland Bagpipe and its music. The Centre is host to The Museum of Piping, The Highland Library, and The School of Piping, teaching many varieties of pipes and drumming. See and Hear the Great Highland Bagpipe, Scotland's national instrument, and learn about its colourful history. Amongst this stunning collection is the Iain Dall MacKay Chanter - the oldest piece of bagpipe in the world, as well as a piping relic that belonged to Robert Burns.  Continue to your hotel and check in (*May not be possible before 16h00).  This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.  Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Glasgow or area.

DAY 3: Tuesday April 30, 2024 – GLASGOW TO FORT WILLIAM AREA
This morning, depart Glasgow to journey to Glencoe.  En route, enjoy a Loch Lomond Cruise.  A one hour cruise sailing north past the waterfalls at Inversnaid and taking in the sprawling glens and rocky peaks of the Arrochar Alps. Relax on board and enjoy our live commentary with tales from the loch and insights into the history and geology of this part of Loch Lomond. We’ll sail past the famous Arklet waterfalls and the Loch Sloy Hydro Electric scheme. Look out for osprey, sea eagles and mountain goats along the way.  Next, visit a local distillery for a guided tour and a dram of whisky. Make a photo stop at Glencoe.  Known equally for its awe-inspiring views and sorrowful past, Glencoe is a place of history, wildlife, adventure and myth. The mountains were formed through violent volcanic eruptions, and then sculpted by massive glaciers. Fingal, the legendary Celtic hero, is said to have made his home among these towering mountains, while his poet son, Ossian, found inspiration in the landscape. On 13 February 1692, 38 men, women and children of Clan MacDonald were murdered by government soldiers whom they had welcomed into their homes. The tragedy of the Glencoe Massacre still has the power to evoke powerful emotions.  Continue to your hotel and check in (*May not be possible before 16h00).  Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in the Fort William area.

DAY 4: Wednesday May 1, 2024 – FORT WILLIAM AREA
Today, enjoy a full-day excursion to the Isle of Skye.  First, make a photo stop at Eilean Donan Castle.  As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by the majestic Highland scenery, it is little wonder that Eilean Donan is now the most photographed castle in the Scottish highlands. The Isle fo Donan was first inhabited around the 6th century, and the first fortified castle was built in here the mid-13th century, standing guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries. Partially destroyed in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911. He then proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932. Today, you can explore this very picturesque castle while enjoying a journey through the history of the Highlands.  Next, visit Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum.  Located in Armadale, just a short walk from the ferry terminal, Clan Donald Skye is a 20,000-acre highland estate on the Sleat peninsula in south Skye. Once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, the Estate’s principal focal points are the restored historic gardens, and the beautiful walking trails threading through the 40 acres of woodland around Armadale Castle. In the Museum of the Isles, you will discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald, its most powerful clan, at the award-winning museum. Six interconnecting galleries taking you through 1500 years of the history and culture of the area once known as the Kingdom of the Isles. The MacDonalds - or Clan Donald - were the Lords of the Isles and sat at the heart of the history of Gaeldom. The museum follows their story and that of the Highlands.  Journey via ferry from Armadale to Mallaig.  Make a photo stop at the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world to experience the stunning scenery but also the special atmosphere. The famous Glenfinnan viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground. The Jacobite steam train runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig in summer months with regular trains available the rest of the year. The filming of the second and third Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took place in this area with the Hogwarts Express calling at Glenfinnan!  Continue to your hotel.  Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast at your hotel in the Fort William area.

DAY 5: Thursday May 2, 2024 – FROM FORT WILLIAM TO THURSO
Today, we bid farewell to the picturesque Fort William and embark on a scenic journey to the charming town of Thurso.  Our adventure begins with a delightful Loch Ness Cruise, where you'll have the opportunity to soak in the stunning views of Loch Ness and the majestic Scottish Highlands. Glide across the tranquil waters, savoring a drink and snack from the onboard bar as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.  Our next stop is the iconic Urquhart Castle. Nestled on the shores of Loch Ness, this ancient fortress offers a glimpse into the drama and history of the Highlands. Explore the ruins, walk in the footsteps of medieval inhabitants, and be captivated by the breathtaking views over Loch Ness. The castle's collection of artifacts and historic replicas will transport you back in time, revealing the stories of its residents and the struggles they faced.  After a day filled with exploration, we'll check you into your hotel in Thurso, where you can unwind and relax.  Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Thurso or the surrounding area.

Today, get ready for an unforgettable full-day excursion to the mystical Orkney Islands, accessible via a scenic ferry ride from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope.  Our first stop is Skara Brae, a mesmerizing neolithic settlement that stands as a testament to the lives of our ancestors. Step back in time as you explore the remarkably preserved stone buildings that date back over 5,000 years. Discover the fascinating history and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're visiting during the summer months, you'll also have the opportunity to explore Skaill House, a historic mansion that provides insight into the lives of its former inhabitants.  Next, we'll visit the famous Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that captivates with its ancient mysteries. Marvel at the impressive stone monoliths and imagine the rituals and ceremonies that once took place within this sacred site. As you soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, you'll feel a deep connection to the rich heritage of the Orkney Islands.  We'll also carve out some free time for you to explore the charming town of Kirkwall. With its ancient cathedral, Viking heritage, bustling shops, and remarkable architecture, Kirkwall offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Take a leisurely stroll, soak up the atmosphere, and perhaps find a hidden gem to remember your time on the islands.  In the evening, we'll return to Thurso, where a delicious dinner awaits you at the hotel.  Overnight, dinner, bed, and breakfast at your hotel in Thurso or the surrounding area.

DAY 7: Saturday May 4, 2024 – FROM THURSO TO INVERNESS
Today, we continue our Scottish journey as we bid farewell to Thurso and make our way to the vibrant city of Inverness.  Our first stop is Dunrobin Castle, a magnificent mansion that proudly stands as the northernmost of Scotland's great houses. With its impressive 189 rooms and French château-inspired architecture, Dunrobin Castle offers a glimpse into centuries of Highland history. As we explore the castle, you'll discover its fascinating connections to influential families and renowned architects. The breathtaking views and exquisite interiors will leave you in awe.  Next, we'll visit the historic Culloden Battlefield, where the fateful Battle of Culloden took place in 1746. Step onto the hallowed ground where the Jacobite and British armies clashed, forever changing the course of Scottish history. Feel the weight of the past as you explore the battlefield and learn about the battle's impact on Highland society. This site is a poignant reminder of the struggles and sacrifices endured by those who fought for their beliefs.  After our historical excursion, we'll check you into your hotel in Inverness, where you can relax and reflect on the day's adventures.  Overnight, dinner, bed, and breakfast at your hotel in Inverness or the surrounding area.

Today, we leave the scenic beauty of Inverness behind and head south to the captivating city of Edinburgh.  As we journey towards our destination, we'll stop at Leault Farm for a captivating working sheepdog demonstration. Amidst the breathtaking Scottish scenery, you'll witness the incredible teamwork between the Highland Shepherd and his well-trained dogs. Marvel as they expertly maneuver sheep and ducks through various obstacles, responding to their handler's every command. This authentic experience provides a glimpse into the traditional working life of a Highland Shepherd and his loyal companions.  Continuing our journey, we'll make a stop in St Andrews, where a guided tour of the historic St Andrew's Old Course awaits. Accompanied by an expert guide, you'll walk in the footsteps of golfing legends around the iconic 1st, 17th, and 18th holes. Uncover the rich history and heritage of this legendary golf course, said to have origins dating back to the 12th century. As you explore, you'll gain insights into the game's unique landmarks and the unparalleled history that surrounds them.  After our tour, we'll check you into your hotel in Edinburgh, where you can relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.  Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel.

DAY 9: Monday May 6, 2024 – EXPLORING EDINBURGH
Get ready for an immersive exploration of the enchanting city of Edinburgh.  Our day begins with a panoramic city tour, where you'll discover the captivating contrasts and UNESCO World Heritage Site status of this inspiring capital. From the winding closes of the Old Town to the grand avenues of the New Town, Edinburgh's architectural wonders and historical landmarks will leave you spellbound. As we journey along Princes Street, you'll be greeted by the majestic sight of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock, and offering panoramic views of the city. Admire the National Monument on Calton Hill, and witness firsthand why Edinburgh is known as the "Athens of the North."  Next, we'll visit the illustrious Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the King in Scotland. Steeped in history, this majestic palace has witnessed Scotland's turbulent past and hosted the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the 14 historic State Apartments and wander through the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, all set against the dramatic backdrop of Arthur's Seat.  No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without immersing yourself in the grandeur of Edinburgh Castle. Perched atop an extinct volcano, this iconic fortress has stood for over 3,000 years, playing a pivotal role in Scottish history. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city, delve into the castle's rich heritage, and uncover its fascinating tales of royalty, warfare, and intrigue.  After a day of discovery, we'll check you into your hotel in Edinburgh, where you can relax and prepare for an unforgettable evening.  In the evening, immerse yourself in the spirit of Scotland with an enchanting evening of traditional Scottish song and dance. Accompanied by a delightful selection of quality Scottish cuisine, the Spirit of Scotland Show will transport you to the heart of Scottish culture, leaving you with lasting memories of this captivating land.  Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Edinburgh or the surrounding area.

DAY 10: Tuesday May 7,  2024 – FAREWELL
It's time to bid farewell to the enchanting beauty of Scotland as we transfer you to Edinburgh Airport for your journey home. Reflect on the captivating landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality you experienced during your time in this remarkable country. Take home cherished memories

Splendors of Scotland


Travel Dates: April 28 to May 7, 2024


Day 1: Monday April 29 2024- Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to France. (Airfare is not included – Land only program)

Day 2: Tuesday April 30 – Paris!  Welcome to France. Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. One group transfer by 11:30 am from the Airport by deluxe coach to your hotel centrally located in Paris. Balance of the day at leisure. For passengers arriving after 11:30 am in Paris airport please make your own way to the hotel.  Tonight, join us for a Welcome Dinner in Paris. Overnight in Paris. (Dinner)

Day 3: Wednesday May 1 – Paris day at leisure: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. May 1st is a public holiday in France some museums will be open in Paris and Local transportation will run as well. Or optional tours available upon request . Overnight in Paris (Breakfast)

Day 4: Thursday May 2 – Giverny The Monet House & Garden – Rouen & Joan of Arc: Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a guided tour to the picturesque village of Giverny. Here, your knowledgeable guide will accompany you to explore the former residence of the renowned artist Claude Monet, celebrated for his breathtaking gardens that continue to inspire art enthusiasts worldwide. Following a delightful lunch, our journey proceeds to the historic city of Rouen, a place deeply entwined with the legacy of Joan of Arc. It was in Rouen where the courageous Joan was apprehended and subsequently subjected to a significant trial that would forever mark her place in history. During our time in Rouen, we will pay a visit to the very location where her tragic execution took place - the Old Market Square. Moreover, we will have the privilege of admiring the awe-inspiring Rouen Cathedral, a magnificent architectural marvel. To deepen our understanding of Joan's trial and her enduring impact, we will immerse ourselves in the rich history and exhibits at the Jeanne d'Arc Museum. In Rouen, where the pivotal events of Joan's trial unfolded in 1431, we will seize the opportunity to witness the remnants of Chateau de Bouvreuil, the place of her imprisonment. Additionally, we will explore the historic Abbey of Saint-Ouen, the site of Joan's public recantation. Our reverence for her extraordinary courage and sacrifice will be paid at the Old Market Square, where Joan met her tragic fate through public immolation. As the day progresses, we will return to our comfortable hotel in the vibrant city of Paris. Here, you can unwind and enjoy the evening at your leisure, reflecting on the rich history and experiences of the day. Your overnight stay in Paris promises further exploration and adventure in the days to come. Overnight in Paris.  (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Day 5: Friday May 3 – Paris day at leisure: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure – or optional tour available upon request. Overnight in Paris (Breakfast)

Day 6: Saturday May 4: Orleans and Joan of Arc: 
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and driver as you leave the bustling city behind. As you embark on your journey, you will be treated to a captivating visual spectacle of rolling hills, lush vineyards, and charming villages that punctuate the landscape. Gaze out of the window as you pass by picturesque stone cottages and rustic farmhouses, each one a silent witness to a bygone era. This enchanting expedition takes you alongside the historic Loire River, a legendary watercourse that has borne witness to centuries of significant events. During your voyage, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of Joan of Arc's remarkable story and the prominent historical figures associated with Orleans. You'll learn about Isabelle Romée, Joan of Arc's mother, Pierre du Lys, one of her brothers and comrades in arms, and La Hire, the Bastard of Orleans, a son of the Duke of Orleans. Immerse yourself in the enduring heritage of the Middle Ages that still echoes through the streets of Orleans. Discover the very places where Joan of Arc traversed and pivotal military events unfolded, including Bourgogne Street and the Battle of des Tourelles. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the reconstructed house of Jacques Boucher, Treasurer General to the Duke of Orleans, which served as Joan of Arc's residence during her stay in the city. As you arrive in Orleans, you'll be welcomed by the city's warm and inviting atmosphere. Its cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses create an ambiance straight out of a medieval fairy tale. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Joan of Arc as you explore historical sites and museums dedicated to her remarkable life. Pay a visit to the magnificent Orleans Cathedral, a place of solace and reflection that played a significant role in the young heroine's journey. Enjoy some free time for a delightful lunch. In the evening, you will travel back to Paris, where you will have the opportunity to spend your evening at leisure, savoring the enchanting memories of your day's adventure in Orleans and the rich tapestry of French history and culture you've experienced. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Paris (Breakfast)

Day 7: Sunday May 5 Day trip to Reims Coronation: Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your knowledgeable guide and experienced driver as you embark on a captivating journey to Reims, a charming city nestled in the heart of the Champagne Region of France. Our first stop will be at the renowned Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture that holds a special place in European history. This 13th-century marvel, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, stands out for its distinctive features, including its mesmerizing lighting, exquisite statuary, and remarkable unity of design. Notre-Dame Cathedral boasts an impressive collection of statuary, comprising a staggering 2,303 statues. Among these, you'll find the famous Smiling Angel, whose cheerful countenance captures the spirit of the 13th-century Champagne School of artistry. In the French language, "Notre Dame" translates to "Our Lady," bestowing upon the cathedral its full name, "Our Lady of Reims." A pivotal moment in history unfolded within these hallowed walls on July 17, 1429, when Joan of Arc achieved the zenith of her illustrious career. It was on this fateful day that Charles VII was anointed as the King of France during a solemn ceremony held at the Cathedral of Reims. Joan's devotion was palpable as she knelt before Charles, embracing his legs, tears of joy in her eyes, and uttered these profound words: "Noble King, the divine will has been fulfilled, for I was chosen to lift the siege of Orleans and to escort you to the city of Reims for your sacred coronation. This signifies that you are the rightful and true King, the one destined to ascend the throne of France." It's worth noting that throughout history, every monarch of France received their coronation within the magnificent confines of Reims Cathedral. We can't leave the region without visiting and savoring some of the finest Champagne, all while gaining insights into the meticulous "Méthode Champenoise," followed by a delightful traditional French lunch. As the day draws to a close, we will be traveling back to Paris, where you can enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight in Paris (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Day 8: Monday May 6 – Paris: 
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Tonight, joins us for a Farewell dinner . Overnight in Paris (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9: Tuesday May 7 – Paris-USA.: Breakfast at the hotel. Today departure at 9:00 am one group transfer to the airport filed with wonderful memories of France and Joanne of Arc !  For passengers leaving earlier or later please make your own arrangement to the airport. (Airfare is not included – Land only program)

Unforgettable Joan of Arc


Travel Dates: APRIL 29 – MAY 07, 2024


Day 1- Saturday April 13, 2024: Depart the USA on an overnight flight to Portugal.

Day 2: Sunday, April 14 - Porto
Welcome to Portugal! Your Jet Vacations representative takes you to your Porto hotel. Embark on an orientation tour around the hotel to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and then check in. As you settle in, take advantage of free time for lunch while your rooms are prepared. The remainder of the day is yours to leisurely explore.  In the evening, enjoy the Welcome Dinner near the hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: Monday, April 15 - Douro Valley Day Trip – Porto
After breakfast join your guide for an exciting day trip to the enchanting Douro Valley. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Peso da Regua, Pinhão, and other traditional villages that define this region. Delve into the history and culture of the area with visits to renowned monuments and landscapes. You'll also have the pleasure of experiencing a famous wine estate, indulging in a wine tasting session, and savoring an unforgettable lunch. The afternoon brings a serene Douro River cruise or scenic train journey through the renowned Pinhao Wine region. See terraced vineyards and wine-producing farms that create a unique panorama. Return to Porto for leisure time and dinner on your own.  (B, L)

Day 4: Tuesday, April 16 - Porto Morning Guided Tour – Porto
After breakfast embark on a guided morning tour of Porto. Wander through historic streets to Praça Gomes Teixeira, known as Lions Square. Observe the city's captivating history from Roman origins to Moorish invasions and Napoleon's impact. Discover architectural marvels such as Livraria Lello & Irmão, the Clerics Church, and the iconic São Bento Train Station. Enjoy the grandeur of Santa Clara Convent. Conclude the day with dinner near the hotel on your own. (B)

Day 5: Wednesday, April 17 - Coimbra Exploration - Ciombra
After breakfast depart for Coimbra to explore the heart of the city with a guided tour, followed by a delectable lunch at a local eatery during your free time. Visit the esteemed University of Coimbra, a major city attraction, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Coimbra's historic core. Traverse charming narrow streets, picturesque squares, and iconic landmarks like Coimbra Cathedral and Santa Cruz Monastery. Enjoy leisure time and dinner on your own.  (B)

Day 6: Thursday, April 18 - Evora to Lisbon - Lisbon
After breakfast travel to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage gem. Enjoy the city's medieval essence by visiting the Roman Temple, Evora Cathedral, and the captivating Bones Chapel. Giraldo Square offers a vibrant ambiance to savor. A stroll along the city walls presents panoramic views.  After an included early dinner in Evora, journey to the vibrant capital, Lisbon.  (B, D)

Day 7: Friday, April 19 - Lisbon Discovery - Lisbon
After breakfast visit Lisbon's iconic sites. Delve into the history of Jeronimos Monastery and marvel at the Belém Tower's architectural elegance. Enjoy lunch on your own, and spend the afternoon exploring historic neighborhoods like Castelo, Mouraria, and Alfama. Experience the Moorish influence in these charming districts. Conclude the day with a traditional Fado dinner show. B, D)

Day 8: Saturday, April 20 - Sintra and Cascais Adventure - Lisbon
After breakfast embark on a full-day tour to Sintra and the Cascais Coast. Gaze at the awe-inspiring Pena Palace from a distance and explore the historic National Palace of Sintra. Explore the coastal village of Colares and marvel at the rugged beauty of Cabo da Roca and Hell's Mouth cliff.  Enjoy a Farewell Lunch at a local seafood restaurant this afternoon.  Return to your Lisbon hotel. (B, L)

Day 9: Sunday, April 21 - Lisbon to Morocco
After a final Portuguese breakfast, transfer to Lisbon airport for your flight to the USA or continue to Morocco.

(5 days – 4 nights) 

Day 8: Sunday, April 21, 2024 - Lisbon to Morocco - Marrakech
After a final Portuguese breakfast, transfer to Lisbon airport for your flight to Morocco.  Transfer to the hotel in Marrakech and then take an orientation tour through the palm grove area, the new part, and the Jemaa el Fna Square. Dinner is at the Al Baraka Restaurant, located in the very square. (B, D)

Day 9: Monday, April 22, 2024 – Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora
After breakfast travel to Ouarzazate through the Mountain’s Port Tizi n’tichka. Visit the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous and spectacular kasbah in southern Morocco. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and continue towards Zagora. Transfer to the camp and enjoy a camel ride, dinner, and overnight in luxury tents in Jaimas. (B, D)

Day 10: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Zagora– Ouarzazate - Marrakesh
Wake up at dawn to climb the dunes to admire the sunrise at the top of the mountains of sand. Return to camp for breakfast and return trip to Marrakech with lunch on the way.  Enjoy free time upon your return. (B, L)

Day 11: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Marrakesh
After breakfast visit the Red City, starting with the exterior of the Koutoubia with its Minaret of visible from almost the entire city and considered the twin sister of the Giralda of Seville. The Bahia Palace, home of the grand vizier Bahmad and a sumptuous dwelling built in the late nineteenth century by hundreds of craftsmen brought from Fez. Enjoy lunch at Dar Zellij Restaurant. Then visit the Medera Benyoussef, a Muslim theological university known as the most sumptuous in Morocco. It was built in 1570, at the request of the Saadian sultan Abdellah Al Ghalib, to educate the youth of the mosque of the same name, located a few meters away. Its name is a tribute to Sultan Ali Ben Youssef who fortified the city of Marrakech in the 12th century to receive students from all over the world. It is in these rooms where the students lived.  Continue to the many souks with bright colors in the old medina where different artisans such as blacksmiths, dye makers, natural leather merchants, tailors, clothing vendors, and perfume makers mix special perfumes.  The art of haggling is practiced with a smile around a glass of mint tea. Through a labyrinth of narrow streets protected from the sun by the most surprising structures, return to the Djemaa El Fna Square, the living heart and theater of Marrakech to enjoy the bustle and atmosphere that takes us back centuries. (B, L)

Day 12: Thursday, April 25, 2024: Marrakech – Casablanca – Departure Day.
After breakfast transfer to Casablanca Airport for flight to US.

Unforgettable Portugal with optional Morocco extention


Travel Dates: April 13 to 21, 2024

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