Sip and Sail with Princess Cruises

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    Contact us today:    Sharon@TravelPlanners.net  PH: 410-349-3000

  This offer ends on August 31, 2016!

 

The best all-inclusive beverage package at sea is back! So go ahead! Sip, sit back and relax when you discover Alaska, California Coast, Mexico, Panama Canal, the Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii, the Mediterranean and more magnificent destinations in 2017 & 2018!

 the med 7-Day Mediterranean

April 2017 – August 2017 Majestic Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $1,599 Drink Package Value of $394 for FREE!

 Japan 8-Day Japan

May 2017 – November 2017 Diamond Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $2,269 Drink Package Value of $450 for FREE!

 carib 7-Day Caribbean

November 2017 – April 2018 Regal Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $1,299 Drink Package Value of $394 for FREE!

 7 day med and adriatic 7-Day Mediterranean & Adriatic

May 2017 – September 2017 Majestic Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $1,799 Drink Package Value of $394 for FREE!

 alaska 7-Day Alaska Inside Passage

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Hurry – this offer ends on August 31, 2016!

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Try one of our YANKEE DOODLE DANDY TOURS!

Boston Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $529

Boston, MA

Steeped in history the city of Boston, nick-named “The Cradle of Liberty” will be a prized destination for anyone looking to learn more about the American Revolution. During your stay in Boston you will be enlightened with stories of Paul Revere, and John and Samuel Adams, you will experience the famous local cuisine, and explore some of Boston’s top attractions.

Chicago Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $489

Chicago, ILStroll down the Magnificent Mile for world-class shopping and cuisine. Head to one of Chicago’s many amazing blues clubs to hear some of the finest music on the planet. Spend some quality time at Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Your getaway also includes a Chicago CityPASS®, which gives you access to some of the most popular attractions.

Grand Canyon & Sedona Ultimate Experience

5 Days – From $749

Sedona, AZThe picturesque beauty of Arizona can be experienced during your stay in two of the most scenic regions of the state, Sedona and the Grand Canyon! Pictures and words just cannot convey the feeling of experiencing this natural wonder for yourself. Be sure to pack your camera and your sense of adventure.

Nashville Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $509

Nashville, TNFrom the Grand Ole Opry to the local neighborhood club, Nashville is overflowing with music – country, bluegrass, rock, jazz and blues. A warm and family-friendly atmosphere, Nashville is a perfect vacation destination. The city has a vigorous arts, culture and food scene, family attractions such as the Nashville Zoo, Adventure Science Center and more.

New Orleans Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $489

New Orleans, LAExplore the French Quarter and let the festive jazz music serenade you. Take a scenic cruise on the Creole Queen Paddle Wheeler and experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana on a swamp boat. This 4-day New Orleans Getaway is the perfect way to explore all the “Crescent City” has to offer!

New York City Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $714

New York, NYVisit famous New York City landmarks, including Union Square, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Soho. You have admission to iconic places, like the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more. This vacations is the perfect way to experience all the “Big Apple” has to offer.

Philadelphia Ultimate Experience

3 Days – From $339

Philadelphia, PAOne of the oldest cities in America, “Philly” is overflowing with history and hometown hospitality. Delve into American history with visits to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Soak up the arts at the Philadelphia Orchestra and Museum of Art. Immerse yourself in the Philadelphia’s diverse culture made up of history, art and sights.

San Diego Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $519

San Diego, CADiscover all San Diego’s hot spots with a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour pass. Popular stops include the Gaslamp District, Old Town, San Diego State Historic Park, and Balboa Park. Spend a day at the world-famous San Diego Zoo and take a leisurely and scenic harbor cruise along the stunning Pacific Coast.

San Francisco Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $579

San Francisco, CAVisit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for amazing views of the city. Enjoy breathtaking scenery at the Japanese Tea Garden. Take a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf. Your Getaway also comes with a Muni and Cable Car Passport, prepaid admission to the California Academy of Sciences, and a Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure.

Seattle Ultimate Experience

4 Days – From $449

Seattle, WAExplore all this picturesque Pacific Northwest city has to offer with a multi-day trolley tour pass. Savor the tasty seafood at Pike Place Market. Enjoy admission to the iconic Space Needle, where you can view the entire city while 520 feet above the ground for stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and Elliott Bay.

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Sample prices are based on our value travel period, per person, double-occupancy, tax included. Prices and packages are subject to change without notice and all reservations are based on the availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply contact TravelPlanners.net email: Info@TravelPlanners.net Call 410-349-3000.

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PACK FOR PARADISE Book Now – 8/19/16 Travel 8/9 – 12/20/16

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PACK FOR PARADISE Book Now – 8/19/16 Travel 8/9 – 12/20/16

 

Packages Include: Airport Fresh Flower Lei Greeting, Roundtrip Airport Transfers, 5 Nights Accommodations, Pearl Harbor Excursion, Starwood Amenity and All Applicable Taxes.

 

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani City View From $621ppdo
Sheraton Waikiki Resort Mountain View From $843ppdo
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa Banyan View From $853ppdo
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort Historic Room From $996ppdo

 

 

Packages Include: 5 days Midsize Rental Car, 5 Nights Accommodations, Starwood Amenity and All Applicable Taxes.

 

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Resort View From $816ppdo
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Island View Studio From $843ppdo
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Mountain View From $848ppdo

 

Packages Include: 5 days Midsize Rental Car, 5 Nights Accommodations, Starwood Amenity and All Applicable Taxes.

 

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Island View Studio From $841ppdo
Sheraton Kauai Resort Deluxe Oceanfront From $1,038ppdo
The St. Regis Princeville Mtn / Garden View From $1,596ppdo

 

Packages Include: 5 days Midsize Rental Car, 5 Nights Accommodations, Starwood Amenity and All Applicable Taxes.

 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Garden / Mtn View From $595ppdo

 

For new bookings only. Instant Purchase and Non-Refundable. A Daily Resort fee will be collected at the applicable resort.   Price is USD, land only, per person based on double occupancy and includes all applicable taxes.  Inquire about air-inclusive packages on United, Delta, Hawaiian, Alaska and other airlines.  Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.  Not combinable with any other special.  Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  Travel must be completed within time period listed.  Flyer #16172TA, Printed 6/23/16  CST #2011557-50.

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Scuba Diver & PADI certification Vacation!

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The Society Islands & Tuamotus From $4,645 |per person  aboard the Gauguin:  August 10; September 21; November 2*, 2016 available through: TravelPlanners.net  #410-349-3000 Email: Sharon@TravelPlanners.net

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Float effortlessly over rainbow-colored coral reefs and come nose to nose with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, and sea turtles. Dive deeper to swim alongside colorful sea anemones, eagle rays, sharks, and octopi. Polynesia’s translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored. And there’s no better place to do so than from the m/s Paul Gauguin’s retractable watersports marina, where you can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure.

Even if you have never SCUBA dived before, as a guest aboard The Gauguin, you can witness spectacular marine life up close and swim among beautiful, rainbow-colored coral reefs within a matter of hours. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and we offer PADI certification on board for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.

 

Here are highlights of what else you might expect to find in dives off specific islands along the path of your itinerary:

 Society Islands

Moorea — Catch a glimpse of black-tipped reef sharks, impressively large moray eels, sea turtles, and barracudas. Bora Bora — View lemon sharks and manta rays up close.

Tuamotus Islands

Rangiroa & Fakarava — In this premier diving location, look for hammerhead sharks (December-February) or manta rays (September-October). In addition, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, and other fascinating fish species are often spotted here, among coral reefs and canyon passes – including Fakarava’s reef, a UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve.

COOK Islands

Aitutaki — Dive along the sheer drop off and large coral bommies to come across impressively large hawksbill turtles, white tip reef sharks resting on the sea floor, friendly emperor angel fish and occasional eagle rays.

Marquesas Islands

The Marquesas Islands are among the best diving spots in the world. The Gauguin offers you your only opportunity to explore the underwater world of the Marquesas, as there are no dive centers in these remote but pristine islands.

Nuku Hiva  — The steep cliffs and caves off this island reveal a variety of unusual marine life, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, moray eels, and scorpion fish. Tahuata — Jump into an underwater wilderness and observe grey sharks, rays, and schools of juvenile fish dancing among predators such as giant trevally or tuna.  For the safety of our guests, diving is available in the Marquesas for advanced Open-Water Certified divers only, as dives are 60 feet minimum.

How to Book a Diving Certification Program

If you are not a certified SCUBA diver and have always wanted to try SCUBA, a Discover SCUBA Diving (DSD) class is available. The course consists of one hour of theory and a one-hour pool session. It is brief, safe, and a rewarding experience for those participating. All diving certification courses must be booked on board at the Dive Desk. The DSD class and beginners’ dives can be booked online prior to your cruise.

Certification Offered

The resort certification or Discover SCUBA Diving program offered aboard The Gauguin is the beginning of the PADI open-water diver course. If you sign up for one dive on board The Gauguin after completing a Discover SCUBA Diving course, you are registered with PADI and receive credit for one confined-water (pool) session and one open-water dive. This certification can be used for up to one year for a dive of up to 40 feet with a dive instructor at any PADI dive center around the world.

To complete the full PADI open-water diver certification, you must complete five confined-water (pool) sessions, four open-water dives, five chapters of the open-water diver manual, and a final exam, for a total of about 40 hours.

Enriched-Air Nitrox

Enriched Air Nitrox allows you to take longer dives before reaching the non-decompression limit and diminishes the risks of decompression sickness for multiple dive trips. You now have the opportunity to get your Nitrox certification on board The Gauguin. Enroll in the course and get certified for $120, including booklet.

Open-Water Certification

Full Open-Water certification includes these requirements:

  • Knowledge Development (theory): Text (five chapters of the open-water diver manual) and video study of basic diving techniques and the effects of diving on the body, diving safety, equipment selection and maintenance, and dive planning. Each chapter is completed by passing written exams plus a final exam.
  • Confined-Water Training: Demonstration of skills during a session in a pool or shallow lagoon.If possible, guests are also encouraged to complete their pool sessions in a PADI dive shop in advance, to considerably reduce the time involved in getting certified during their cruise. Once these pool sessions are complete and referral forms are obtained, guests need only complete four open-water dives to get certified. These four open-water dives are sold on board for $540 to complete your certification.You must be at least 10 years old to receive a Junior Open-Water Diver certification. Ten- and 11-year-old Junior Open-Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian, or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 meters). Twelve- to 14-year-olds must dive with a certified adult. At age 15, the Junior certification upgrades to a regular Open-Water Diver Certification. Divers with Junior Open Water and SCUBA Diver certification may not be able to participate in all dives due to limitations imposed by these certifications.Divers who have not dived within the last six months and cannot provide proof of a SCUBA review course since their last dive may be requested to participate in a SCUBA review course on board prior to a dive in the open water.PADI Certification is not available outside of French Polynesia.  Diving certifications are subject to availability
  • To SCUBA dive safely, you must not be extremely overweight or out of condition. Diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. A person with coronary disease, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, or a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not dive. If you have asthma, heart disease, or other chronic medical conditions, or if you are taking medications on a regular basis, you should consult your doctor and the instructor before participating in this program. Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant also should not dive.
  • RESTRICTIONS: You must be a reasonably proficient swimmer and comfortable in the water. You must swim 200 yards/meters nonstop, without a time or specific stroke requirement, or a 300-yard/meter swim with mask, fins, and snorkel. You’ll also perform a ten-minute tread/float.
  • Diver Certifications for Minors
  • Open-Water certification is usually offered on board at a price of $750 (USD), depending on the availability of the instructors. In order to expedite the process and maximize diving time is available during the cruise, guests are encouraged to complete the theory portion of the training online at the PADI website prior to embarking ship.

 

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2016 – Tuscany Walking and Food Adventure Along the Via Francigena – 9 Days

Great for: Adventurous, active and outdoorsy travelers contact us: Email Info@TravelPlanners.net  call #410-349-3000Perillo walking eat

Starting from: $3,150 per person 
(based on double occupancy and 6 people traveling together)

What’s the most unforgettable way to experience Tuscany? Walking! You will walk through this region’s famous hills on the most classic route – Via Francigena -passing vineyards, fields of cypresses and old medieval villages as you make your way from Florence to Siena. Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montalcino and many others cities in Val d’Orcia and Chianti will be among the stops. Overnight in boutique hotels and at a spa. During the week, you will also experience the best of Tuscan wine and cuisine with tastings at producers and a vineyard. Enjoy a very special stop in beautiful Volterra and an overnight in Siena, famous for the Palio horse race.

 

What’s Included: Not Included:
  • 7-night accommodations at 4 star hotels in standard rooms
  • Private transfer to and from Florence airport
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • 7 delicious Tuscan dinners
  • 3 traditional picnics with fresh local foods
  • 3 light lunches at local restaurants
  • Private guided visits and tastings: oil olive mill, traditional winery and local farmhouse
  • Volterra museum pass
  • Tour guide for six days
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
 

  • Flights to/from your home city
  • Drinks during meals
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

 

 

To book this vacation, call 410-349-3000 and ask for the Tuscany Walking and Food Adventure Along the Via Francigena!

This tour is available all year round.

Starting From: $5,100 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 2 people traveling together)  

Starting From: $3,900 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 4 people traveling together)

Starting From: $3,150 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 6 people traveling together)

*Airfare available from your hometown.

Feel free to extend this trip with any pre- or post- night additions of your choice!
We are happy to make the arrangements.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

QUICK VIEW

  • DAY 1 – Depart US to Florence, Italy
  • DAY 2 – Arrival in Florence, Transfer to Montepulciano
  • DAY 3 – Abbazia Sant’Antimo – Montalcino
  • DAY 4 – Montepulciano
  • DAY 5 – Quartaia – San Gimignano
  • DAY 6 – Monteriggioni
  • DAY 7 – Volterra
  • DAY 8 – Monteriggioni – Siena
  • DAY 9 – Transfer to Florence, Depart Florence, Italy to US

 

DETAILED
DAY 1 – Depart US to Florence, Italy
Board your overnight flight and you’re off to your exciting walking vacation in Tuscany! 
*Flights are not included in the price of this package.  We are happy to arrange them for you.

DAY 2 – Arrival in Florence, Transfer to Montepulciano
Arrive at Florence airport and private transfer to the hotel in Montepulciano. Free time to enjoy the spa.  Short briefing with the tour guide. Dinner with local specialties and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 3 – Abbazia Sant’Antimo – Montalcino (about 4 hours)
Short transfer from Montepulciano to Abbazia Sant’Antimo (Abbey of Sant’Antimo) in the Montalcino area. You will start with a walking tour through these beautiful Tuscan hills and then you will visit the famous town of Montalcino. You will stop for a nice picnic with traditional food. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening, dinner and overnight in Montepulciano.

 

DAY 4 – Montepulciano (about 3 hours)
Enjoy a beautiful hike around Montepulciano. After that you will visit the gorgeous winery of Casanova di Neri for stunning views and a tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and other famous wines. Relaxing evening with dinner at the hotel in Montepulciano.

 

DAY 5 – Quartaia – San Gimignano (about 5 hours) 
Short transfer to Quartaia. Your tour starts with a walking tour to San Gimignano known for its many ancient towers. You will stop along the way for a picnic and you will continue with the visit of this medieval town. In the afternoon, you will visit an olive oil mill with an olive oil tasting. Then transfer to your hotel in Colle Val D’Elsa where you will also enjoy your dinner.

 

DAY 6 – Monteriggioni (about 5 hours) 
Nice walking tour through the soft rolling Tuscan hills. You will see towers, dense forests of oaks, isolated farms, mills and the famous medieval walls of Monteriggioni. You will stop for a picnic in this amazing scenery. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening, dinner and overnight in Colle Val D’Elsa.

 

DAY 7 – Volterra (about 3 hours) 
Wonderful trekking along an old railway track that ran from Volterra to Saline famous for its salt extraction. You will continue to Volterra once an important Etruscan center. Here you will visit the Roman Theatre, Palazzo dei Priori with its beautiful square and cathedral. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening, dinner and overnight in Colle Val D’Elsa.

 

DAY 8 – Monteriggioni – Siena (about 5 hours)  
Short transfer to Monteriggioni. Then walk along the road in the Sienese hills to the famous city of Siena. You will have the opportunity to see the charming Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena and have lunch in a typical restaurant. Dinner is on your own tonight. Overnight in Siena.

DAY 9 –  Transfer to Florence, Depart Florence, Italy to US
Your Italy Vacation has come to an end as you transfer from your hotel in Siena to Florence airport and head back home.

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Tuscany, Italy Biking Tour

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2016 – Postcards of Tuscany Biking Tour – 8 Days

Great for: Cyclists, adventurous, active and outdoorsy travelers E-Mail:  Info@TravelPlanners.net or submit the request below or Contact us at #410-349-3000 for information and reservations.

Starting from: $1,856 per person 
(based on double occupancy and 6 people traveling together)

When foreigners imagine Tuscany, the Chianti and Val d’Orcia are the places they envision. These picturesque rolling hills, stupendous vineyards and picture-perfect medieval towns have been widely celebrated in photographs, magazines and even in movies. The best way to see these places in all of their full glory? By bike. Prepare to be mesmerized by these postcards of Tuscany: the Chianti vineyards, cypress trees in the Val d’Orcia, the hills of Crete Senesi, the enchanting towns of Radda, Greve, Pienza, Montepulciano and more. Along the way, taste the vintages and typical local products that make this corner of Tuscany absolutely delicious, too!

 

What’s Included: Not Included:
  • 3 nights at 4 star hotel in Radda in Chianti
  • 3 nights at 4 star hotel in Pienza
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • 6 typical Tuscan dinners
  • Snacks: cereals bars, sandwiches and fruit
  • Minivan support
  • Support for small repairs
  • Professional cycling guide for 5 days
  • Transfer from Florence airport to Radda in Chianti
  • Luggage transfer fom Radda in Chianti to Pienza
  • Transfer from Pienza to Florence airport
 

  • Flights to/from your home city
  • Drinks during meals
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • Bike rental
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

 

 

To book this vacation, call 410-349-3000 and ask for the Postcards of Tuscany Biking Tour!

This tour is available all year round.

Starting From: $2,596 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 2 people traveling together)  

Starting From: $2,022 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 4 people traveling together)

Starting From: $1,856 per person
(based on double occupancy and on 6 people traveling together)

*Airfare available from your hometown.

Feel free to extend this trip with any pre- or post- night additions of your choice!
We are happy to make the arrangements.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

QUICK VIEW

  • DAY 1 – Depart US to Florence, Italy
  • DAY 2 – Arrival in Florence, Transfer to Radda in Chianti
  • DAY 3 – Radda – Greve – Panzano – Radda
  • DAY 4 – Radda – Gaiole in Chianti – Castello di Brolio – Radda
  • DAY 5 – Radda – Val d’Orcia – Crete Senesi – Pienza
  • DAY 6 – Pienza – Bagni Vignoni – San Quirico – Montalcino – Pienza
  • DAY 7 – Pienza – Monticchiello – Chianciano Terme – Montepulciano – Pienza
  • DAY 8 – Transfer to Florence, Depart Florence, Italy to US

 

DETAILED
DAY 1 – Depart US to Florence, Italy
Board your overnight flight and you’re off to your exciting biking vacation in Tuscany! 
*Flights are not included in the price of this package.  We are happy to arrange them for you.

DAY 2 – Arrival in Florence, Transfer to Radda in Chianti
Arrive at Florence airport and private transfer to the hotel in Radda in Chianti. Afternoon free to explore the town. Short briefing with the tour guide. Dinner with local specialties and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 3 – Radda – Greve – Panzano – Radda (about 31 miles – Altitude: 2700ft)
After breakfast, you will meet your biking guide and set out into the heart of Chianti. Discover the secrets of this celebrated land of vineyards and olive grows. You will cycle to Greve, a charming town considered the capital of Chianti. Enjoy lunch, photo stops, coffee and some of the most beautiful vistas you will see in your life. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 4 – Radda – Gaiole in Chianti – Castello di Brolio – Radda (about 28 miles – Altitude: 2900ft)
Today is a great day of biking between small medieval towns. A special treat: you will taste wine made with ancient recipe of Hippocrates, called ippocrasso. Then you will continue to the town of Gaiole and visit to the imposing Castello di Brolio. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 5 – Radda – Val d’Orcia – Crete Senesi – Pienza (22, 31 or 53 miles)
After breakfast you will get ready for your next trip to the heart of the Val d’Orcia, a valley so beautiful that it has starred in several movies, including Ridley Scott’s film Gladiator. You will ride through the Crete Senesi, where wheat fields roll along as if they were waves. This panorama is breathtaking … The total distance is long but with van support you can choose how much you want to pedal and how much you want to ride in the van. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 6 – Pienza – Bagni Vignoni – San Quirico – Montalcino – Pienza (about 38 miles – Altitude: 3280ft)  
On today’s journey you will see one of Tuscany’s postcards – the town of San Quirico d’Orcia. You will continue to Bagni Vignoni, a charming spa town dating to Roman times. This small village only has 30 residents. The center of the town is a rectangular pool filled with hot water from volcanic origins. Back in the saddle, you will reach Montalcino where there are many opportunities to experience a good glass of Brunello! After lunch return to Pienza. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 7Pienza – Monticchiello – Chianciano Terme – Montepulciano – Pienza  (about 28 miles – Altitude: 2900ft)  
Do you know that famous little road full of cypresses in the postcards of Tuscany? So … let’s go there today! Bring your camera! You will descend toward Montichiello for a brief visit and then you will pedal to the town of Chianciano … with cinematic panoramas. In the city of Montepulcino you will take a break for lunch and free time to visit the city. Do not miss the famous Piazza Grande, where the Twilight film, New Moon was shot. Enjoy a visit to a winery with delicious wine tastings. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 8 – Transfer to Florence, Depart Florence, Italy to US
Your Italy Vacation has come to an end as you transfer from your hotel in Pienza to Florence airport and head back home. 

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The Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean – – – – – – – – – – – Yacht Vacations@TravelPlanners.net

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Destinations we Love                  Step on a Luxury Yacht Vacation designed by TravelPlanners.net  and you’ll have near-instant access to some of the best beaches in destinations like the BVI, the Bahamas and more. Add a one-of-a-kind bar to the mix, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fun-filled adventure ashore.


B-Line Beach Bar – BVI

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B-Line Beach Bar is the place to be if you want to get away from it all. Tucked away on the sandy shores of Little Jost Van Dyke, this locally owned watering hole offers mouthwatering eats, cool beer and cocktails to match. Their signature drink, the Passion Confusion is a delightful blend of coconut, orange, pineapple, and passion fruit juices, rums, and a rum-soaked pineapple to top it all. Pair it with a signature meal like fresh mahi tacos or barbecued ribs, and burn (some of) it off with a couple games of cornhole on the beach.

Sandy Island Restaurant – Anguilla

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Just a short sail from St. Martin, Anguilla’s Sandy Island offers one of the best views in the Caribbean. Shore up for sunset, find a spot on the powder-white sand and bask in a view you could virtually frame up and hang. Afterward, stop by the restaurant for an amazing array of fresh seafood and fruity cocktails made to order. From crispy grouper to grilled lobster and great drinks like High Tide and JoJo’s Rum Punch—your palate is sure to be pleased at Sandy Island Restaurant.

Restaurant Le Karibuni – St. Martin

Le Karibuni - St. Martin
About a half-mile east of north St. Martin sits Pinel Island, a beach-bustling paradise that’s home to the widely-acclaimed Restaurant Le Karibuni. Sink your toes in the soft beige sand as you sip some ice-cold champagne from the bar, a literal stone’s throw away from the shore. Or, refuel with a variety of locally inspired fare like grilled whole Snapper, tuna fish steak, fresh calamari and more. Le Karibuni offers beachfront recliners (upon reservation), bottle service and an adjacent hotel/activities facility.

Nipper’s – Bahamas

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Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill is a mecca for all things fun on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Aside from all the great food and drinks (we’ll get to that in a second), this colorful wooden complex features two swimming pools, beach volleyball and live music, all adjacent to soft white sands and the third largest barrier reef in the world! When it comes to the food, Nipper’s is no joke. Stop by on Sunday for their weekly Pig Roast Party, which is just as tasty as it sounds; or cool off with a frozen cocktail like the “feared and famous” Nipper Juice.

Happy Island – The Grenadines

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Right in the middle of Clifton Harbour and only accessible by boat, this man-made island was practically built for partying in paradise. The owner, Janti, built this entire island from conch shells with power derived from the wind and the sun. Tie up, hang out and kick back as you sip a fruity rum punch and feel the rhythm of the reggae emanating in the distance. Pull up shore-side for a spectacular view of the water, and the occasional dolphin, or kiteboarder, flying high above it.

 

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Sail the Coast and see the USA!

American Cruise

For availability and pricing, contact:  TravelPlanners.net  PH: 410-349-3000

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Did you know that American Cruise Lines offers 12 unique coastal cruises across the United States?

Our coastal cruise ships have a maximum capacity of 100 passengers,

allowing us to offer a level of personalized service not available on larger ships,

and unique itineraries that you may have never considered.

 

 

Maine Coast & Harbors

 
People have been drawn to the spectacular coast of Maine throughout history. As our small ship winds through scenic rivers, sparkling bays and historic harbors your clients will discover the undeniable magic found along Maine’s coast. From Boothbay to Bar Harbor, Camden to Castine, the journey brings guests to charming ports famous for their fresh seafood, beautiful national parks and quaint historic districts.

 

 

Puget Sound & San Juan Islands

 Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise Map
Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands form one of the most aesthetically pleasing regions in the continental United States. This complex system of channels, inlets, estuaries, and islands provide the perfect habitat for orca whales and bald eagles. Charming small towns dot the shorelines with towering mountains providing the perfect backdrop.

 

New England Islands

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Discover the maritime heritage of New England’s rustic seaport villages and quaint island towns. Your clients can gaze at the rose-covered cottages reminiscent of earlier times on Martha’s Vineyard, delight their taste buds sampling authentic clam chowder on Nantucket, and admire the architecture of some of the most impressive properties in America at the famous “Newport Mansions.”

 

 

Historic South & Golden Isles

 Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise Map
This is a region of legend, grace, and beauty that will leave your clients inspired. Clients will visit historic town squares featuring 16th Century architecture in Savannah and Charleston. As they cruise between ports, expansive wildlife refuges and remote islands unfold, offering an extraordinary view into the wilderness and wildlife of the South.

 

 

Great Rivers of Florida

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Cruising on Florida’s rivers is a journey into a tropical paradise, where mineral springs form an extraordinary environment for flora and fauna. The beauty of the area makes it clear why early explorers once searched here for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Clients will travel into the heart of the Ocala National Forest, where manatee, shorebirds, and porpoises thrive in their natural habitat.

 

 

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Ireland Go-as-you-please Vacation

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Ireland Go-As-You-Please

Self-Drive Homestay B & B Vacation – 6 days ⁄ 6 nights or longer
Featuring Town, Farm, Country & Historic Homes

E-Mail:   Sharon@TravelPlanners.net              Phone: #410-349-3000

Create your own itinerary with friendly B & Bs Compare our costs with those of other companies before you book. With CIE Tours all inclusions are specified – no hidden costs! Hertz self-drive car for 6 days or longer with unlimited mileage, based on 2 or 4 people traveling together. Other cars and minibuses available. Standard or automatic transmission. Pick up and drop off in Shannon or Dublin. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), government tax (VAT) and Location Service Charge (LSC). Open vouchers for stays at over 900 approved, 3*, and 4* B & B properties. Full breakfast daily except on day of arrival. Rooms with private bath/shower. Bed and Breakfast Ireland – 300-page guide of homes accepting vouchers. Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide with maps and suggested itineraries (one per room). Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with 50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions. Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts. Document holder, luggage tags & strap. Personal attention by phone with our staff at no additional charge. pic 2

Enjoy Famous Irish Hospitality

Stay in a real family home to experience a friendly welcome from Irish homeowners. You have the freedom to decide where to stay and you can choose from a variety of different town, countryside and farm locations.

Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the B & B operators themselves, who usually live on the premises and bring a different perspective to hospitality. Get to know the people, culture and region and learn about local traditions. Enjoy a full Irish breakfast with great local produce.

At B & Bs, “customers” are truly guests and it shows. B & B owners will help you find the greatest restaurants in town, the liveliest pubs, the most interesting tourist attractions and local amenities. You may also mix-and-match with our pre-booked A La Carte hotels.

Our vouchers are valid for approved, 3*, 4* and 5* properties. No matter which category you choose, you can be assured of a warm welcome. You may also mix-and-match with our pre-booked A La Carte hotels.

B & Bs

There are over 900 private homes located all around Ireland and our program offers open vouchers for accommodations at all of these approved properties. You may choose houses in towns, in the countryside or working farms. Each home is inspected by Failte Ireland, the national tourist board, to ensure quality. All prices include private bath/shower.

Prebook Your B & Bs

Once you have purchased open B & B vouchers from us, you may prebook each night on a complimentary basis on the special B & B Ireland website. If you are heading to popular regions during high season, we recommend an advance reservation to ensure a place to stay. If you prefer to travel at will, you may book as you travel from one house to another or at a tourist information office.

thWhy Book a  B & B Self-Drive Vacation?

Choice of how many homes?Our accommodation directory included over 900 B & Bs – with descriptions divided by region. Is the cost of guest rooms with private facilities (shower/bath/toilet) included?Yes – Private facilities are always included in our rates. Is comprehensive insurance (CDW/TP) included? Yes – always included in our rates ($260 per week value)

Are Airport Location Service Charges (LSC) included?Yes – always included in our rates ($37 value) Extra expense for phone bookings?No additional expense with CIE. Plus our expert Irish-born reservations staff love to help! Do you e-mail documents?No – we send you comprehensive information including a B & B directory, guide book, map and discount book ($35 value)

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Choose the Hertz Insurance Coverage That’s Right For You

Collision Damage Waiver Insurance Included

Our car rental prices include standard third party liability insurance. In addition, we have included Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection (TP) in our rates ($260 per week value if purchased separately).

 

 

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Don’t just Dream it……Live it! The Islands of Tahiti

Image0004 Don’t just Dream it……Live it!  The Islands of Tahiti

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 3 nights in Papeete at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti & 3 nights in Tikehau at Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort. FEATURES American breakfast daily in Tikehau. BONUS Reduced rates.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $3545*
Moorea & Bora Bora:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 5 nights in Moorea at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa & 3 nights in Bora Bora at Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort. FEATURES American breakfast daily. BONUS Reduced rates. Honeymoon bonus includes bottle of champagne on arrival.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $3695*
Moorea & Bora Bora:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 5 nights in Moorea at InterContinental Moorea, 3 nights in Bora Bora at InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort & hotel transfers. BONUS reduced rates. FEATURES breakfast for 2 daily.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $4155*
Papeete, Huahine & Bora Bora:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 1 night in Papeete at InterContinental Tahiti Resort, 3 nights is Huahine at Le Maitai La Pita Village Huahine & Spa & 4 nights in Bora Bora at InterContinental Le Moana. FEATURES American breakfast daily. BONUS Reduced rates.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $4549*
Papeete, Moorea & Bora Bora:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 2 night in Papeete at InterContinental Tahiti Resort, 4 nights in Moorea at InterContinental Moorea Resort & 5 nights in Bora Bora at Intercontinental Le Moana. FEATURES American Breakfast daily BONUS Reduced rates

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $5235*
Papeete, Rangiroa & Bora Bora:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 1 night in Papeete at Le Meridien Tahiti Resort, 3 nights in Rangiroa at Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa & 4 nights in Bora Bora at Le Meridien Bora Bora. FEATURES American breakfast daily in Rangiroa & buffet breakfast daily in Bora Bora. BONUS Reduced rates.

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from $6445*
Bora Bora & Moorea:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 5 nights in Bora Bora at St Regis Bora Bora & 5 nights in Moorea at Intercontinental Moorea Resort. FEATURES American breakfast daily & Safari Tour. BONUS 1 free night in Bora Bora & 2 free nights & reduced rates in Moorea

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

from$6765*
Bora Bora & Le Taha:

INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, 4 nights in Bora Bora at St Regis Bora Bora & 4 nights at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa. FEATURES Full breakfast daily in Bora Bora & American buffet breakfast on Le Taha’a Island. BONUS 1 free night on Le Taha’a Island

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 12/1/15 – 3/31/16 | BOOK BY: 3/15/16

Call our team of specialists: (410) 349-3000
 

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