Haunted Travel Destinations! Boo


Haunted Travel Destinations


We offer travelers more than 40 destinations, all with their own colorful legends and histories. For those wanting to explore the chilling and mysterious side of these destinations, TravelPlanners.net


Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

Perhaps the most famous haunted destination in the Caribbean is the Rose Hall Great House in Jamaica. This landmark Georgian mansion sits high on a hill in Montego Bay with sweeping views of the ocean. In the early 1800s, it was owned by Annie Palmer, whose three husbands died suspiciously. Countless slaves also met their death due to her torture. The locals called her The White Witch due to her voodoo practices. Today, Annie, who was killed in her bed in a slave uprising in the 1830s, has been seen walking the halls of the Great House. Learn all about Annie during on your Vacations’ Bewitched Tour, as guides tell the chilling stories by candlelight.

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, HI

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, HI

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is a well-known hot spot for supernatural activity. For over 15 years, Oahu Ghost Tours has operated creepy and haunted guided tours across the island. Explore the ancient stories of the Hawaiian history and culture, the ghostly side of downtown Honolulu, and ceremonial events at native sites. Be sure to bring a camera! Many guests have observed unexplained orbs and events at these sites.

The original Pirates of the Caribbean

The original Pirates of the Caribbean

While Nassau, Bahamas might be known for modern hotels and colorful casinos, you can learn all about its pirate history on the Historic Tour of Nassau City. Perhaps the most notorious pirate was Blackbeard, who would terrorize sailors on the Atlantic and Caribbean in the 1700s. Nassau was a famous pirate hideout during this time, and it’s said that Blackbeard himself haunts the Old Fort of Nassau.


Plaza de Catredal, Havana, Cuba

Step back in time and visit the historic Plaza de la Catedral in Old Havana, Cuba. Witnesses have reported seeing a nun on the roof of the Cathedral. At times, she floats off the roof onto the streets of the Plaza and walks toward bystanders only to disappear as she gets closer.

Between the real pirates of the Caribbean, the mighty, but violent, legacies of the Aztec and Mayan Indians, and the ancient stories of native Hawaiians,


Book your spooky vacation package today!  Call us at #215-256-4128 or #410-349-3000  Email:  Sharon@TravelPlanners.net




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Belize & Guatemala SMALL SHIP CRUISING

Looking for New Years ideas?   There is nowhere quite like it in the world, BLOUNT is thrilled to CONFIRM that we are running two Belize & Guatemala itineraries on December 30th, 2016 and January 13th, 2017. Send your clients on this 12 day, life-changing adventure or experience it for yourself. Blount will take you where other ships cannot, from one secluded island to another, snorkeling and kayaking amidst the most colorful marine life on the planet, walking our bow ramp from ship to sandy shores, exploring local villages free from tourist traps and crowds, sailing up the Rio Dulce when all other ships must anchor miles away…there is no better way to see Belize.


Belize and Guatemala are magical. For former passengers who have cruised with us in Belize before…often times more than once, we can’t wait to take you there again. And for those who have never experienced Belize, we urge you to join us on this unbelievable trip.


Our Dec 30th departure is a special cruise, as we celebrate the end of our 50th year in business. In addition to a free early arrival for all passengers, we will be ringing in the New Year with a masquerade party, New Year’s champagne toast, cruise giveaway, and New Year’s brunch.

Call:  #410-349-3000   For Rates and information

E-Mail:   Sharon@TravelPlanners.net


Depart from Belize City

Day 1

Depart from Belize City

Welcome to paradise as you embark in Belize City for an adventure along the amazing Barrier Reef. One of the largest and most diverse reef ecosystems in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of species of exotic fish and coral in every color of the imagination, making it an idyllic location for snorkeling and diving. Aquamarine waters and swaying palm trees paint an exquisite backdrop for your small ship cruise adventure.
Southwater Cay

Day 2

Southwater Cay

Our onboard naturalist helps you explore breathtaking Southwater Cay, a private, 12-acre island listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its remarkable biological diversity and beauty. Discover fascinating reef ecosystems, tropical fish and colorful coral when you swim, snorkel or kayak. Stroll down the white sand beaches and admire the postcard-perfect seascape, before watching the Caribbean sun create a spectacular display of vibrant color as it sets above the gentle waves.
Glover's Reef

Day 3

Glover’s Reef

Slip on your swimsuits and jump into the turquoise waters of Glovers Reef lagoon as we bow land amidst a living coral reef and diverse species of fish. This magnificent island is actually a partially submerged atoll, giving it one of the richest and most diverse marine environments in the Caribbean Sea. After a day of swimming and snorkeling,relax and enjoy the soft Caribbean breeze onboard the ship.

Day 4


A dramatic bow landing in Placencia invites you to step directly from the ship to the shores of this charming Caribbean village, where the gentle pace of island lifestyle surrounds you. This afternoon just relax or partake in an optional guided skiff tour on Monkey River through the Belizean jungle. Admire diverse tropical flora and watch for exotic wildlife, including monkeys and iguanas, along the river’s fertile shores. Enjoy a stop at Monkey River Village, where your guide will take you on a hike through the jungle – be sure to watch and listen for the famous Howler Monkeys! Tonight put on your dancing shoes for a fun evening of Garifuna music and dance lessons.
Lime Cay

Day 5

Lime Cay

Lime Cay, part of the Sapodillas Cays Marine Reserve, invites you to swim, snorkel or kayak in its spectacularly clear, green waters or lounge on its pristine beaches for a day of perfect relaxation.
Livingston, Guatemala

Day 6

Livingston, Guatemala

Visit Belize’s southernmost city of Punta Gorda, a seaport and fishing town that is home to a unique mix of Garifuna, Creole and Mayan cultures. Cross into Guatemala and stop in Livingston, a colorful Garifuna beach town reachable only by boat! Explore the village market, and browse an array of family-owned shops.
Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Day 7

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

In Guatemala, cruise the gorgeous Rio Dulce, brimming with lush, dramatic gorges. Tour Castillo de San Felipe, a 400-year-old Spanish fort built to protect Lake Izabal from pirates! Docked at the Nana Juana Eco-hotel and Marina, you will relish the spectacular setting, pool and hot tub, then venture to the heart of unspoiled tropical forests on an optional jungle trail and canopy tour.

Day 8


This morning, an optional excursion transports you to another time as you tour the Quirigua Mayan Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Behold outstanding 8th century monuments and a series of carved stelae, considered by archaeologists to be the finest example of Mayan carving anywhere. This afternoon, all guests are invited to visit the Casa Guatemala orphanage and spend time with these inspiring and hopeful children. Then cruise again along the Rio Dulce, covered with teak, mahogany and palm trees. Search for howler monkeys, toucans and picturesque waterfalls as you cruise among the verdant hillsides.
Punta Gorda

Day 9

Punta Gorda

Return to Punta Gorda for a day of tropical relaxation. Take an optional excursion and indulge in the decadence of traditional Mayan chocolate as you visit a local cacao farm, share lunch with the farmer’s family, and learn how cacao farming supports the local community. The tour continues at a local chocolate factory, where the beans are made into a delectable treat that you can sample and savor. This afternoon, lounge in sunny splendor on the top deck or stroll along the waterfront.
West Snake Cay

Day 10

West Snake Cay

At gorgeous West Snake Cay, a bow landing brings you to the unspoiled inner lagoon of the Belize Coastal Zone, where you can swim, snorkel or kayak in the sparkling waters. Anchor this evening in serene Water Cay, where you may choose to admire the stunning seascape views under the Caribbean stars on the ship’s main deck.
Goff Cay

Day 11

Goff Cay

The tiny island of Goff Cay sits on the edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, warm waters support thriving populations of lobster and conch. Tonight in Belize City, enjoy the tones of a local steel drum band and celebrate your many wonderful memories of Belize with your fellow travelers and new friends during a festive farewell celebration.
Disembark in Belize City
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Ports Visited:

– Belize City, Belize

– Southwater Cay, Belize

– Glover’s Reef, Belize

– Placencia, Belize

– Lime Cay, Belize

– Punta Gorda, Belize

– Livingston, Guatemala

– Castillo de San Felipe, Guatemala

– Nana Juana Resort, Guatemala

– Casa Guatemala

– West Snake Cay, Belize

– Water Cay, Belize



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Island Hop the Caribbean!

With air prices like these, who wouldn’t want to Island Hop The Caribbean!

Our packages from your city, consists of Air, Hotel, Tax, All Inclusive Resorts, Transfers, Tour Excursions – the activities are endless!  Call us today at 215-256-4128 or email:  Sharon@TravelPlanners.net to plan your  next amazing island vacation.



Fares Starting As Low As $49 One Way*

Book Your Trip By Sunday, September 18th 

Travel On Or Before December 15th

Tickets must be purchased 7 days prior to departure or by September 18, 2016, whichever comes first. Sale fares blacked out for travel from November 18 through November 28th.

San Juan • St. Thomas $49 OW*

St. Thomas • St. Croix $49 OW*

San Juan • St. Croix $59 OW*

San Juan • Anguilla $159 OW*

Anguilla • San Juan $165 OW*

Service to Anguilla resumes November 3, 2016

San Juan • Dominica $179 OW*

Dominica • San Juan $198 OW*

San Juan • Tortola $99 OW*

Tortola • San Juan $105 OW*

San Juan • Nevis $129 OW*

Nevis • San Juan $147 OW*

San Juan • St. Kitts $129 OW*

St. Kitts • San Juan $143 OW*

San Juan • St. Maarten $139 OW*

St. Maarten • San Juan $143 OW*


Fly The Seaborne Seaplane 

Between St. Thomas And St. Croix



Seaplane fare sale prices restricted to:  Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2:05 pm and Saturday and Sunday all day.

*Terms and Conditions Apply:

Fares are completely non-refundable and non-transferrable. Tickets must be purchased at the time of reservation. Fares are valid for one-way travel in the direction listed.  Fares are combinable with other Seaborne fares. Fares are valid on nonstop service only. Seats are limited and subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel periods or on holidays. Cancellations/changes are subject to a $75 change fee and increase in fare.

Fares include:  Base fares, carrier-imposed surcharges and government-imposed taxes, fees and airport passenger facility charges (PFCs).  Other government taxes and fees including, but not limited to U.S. excise taxes and foreign government taxes and fees.

Additional charges for checked bags, excess baggage weight or specific products may apply.

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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

May 2017 – September 2017 Ruby Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $1,399 Drink Package Value of $394 for FREE!

 mexico 7-Day Mexico Riviera

October 2017 – April 2018 Ruby Princess ® Balcony Fares* From $899 Drink Package Value of $394 for FREE!

Hurry – this offer ends on August 31, 2016!

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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.


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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CALL:  #410-349-3000  or E-Mail:  Info@TravelPlanners.net

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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:


  • 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


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:


  • 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


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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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

B-Line Bar - BVI
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

Sandy Island - Anguilla
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

Nipper's - Bahamas
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

Happy Island - Grenadines
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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