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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spring Vacations 2011

 Holland and Belgium in Spring
 April 20th and the 21st, 2011
Depart on an overnight flight to Brussels, Belgium. Upon arrival, transfer to our elegant hotel, located just steps from the Grand' Place, one of Europe's most beautiful market squares. After time on your own, meet fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner. Hotel Amigo (D)
 April 22nd
Journey to Brugge, the birthplace of Flemish painting, where much of the remarkably preserved old town dates back to the 13th century. On a walking tour admire celebrated Gothic architecture, venture down narrow cobbled lanes, and cross arched bridges over canals dotted with swans. Stop to see Michelangelo's "Madonna and Child" sculpture at the Church of Our Lady Enjoy time to explore Brugge on your own before continuing to Antwerpen, where our riverboat awaits. Sample Belgian ales and local specialities at dinner on board tonight. M.S. Swiss Jewel (B,D)
 April 23rd
Spend the morning exploring Antwerpen, from the ornate railway station-considered one of the finest in Europe-to the opera house and City Hall. Visit the Rubenshuis, a museum in the home of 17th-century artist Peter Paul Rubens. Then learn about Belgian chocolate making and enjoy a tasting at a local chocolatier. This afternoon, cruise the Albert Canal and join the captain for a welcome reception and dinner on board. (B, L, D)
 April 24th
In charming Maastricht, our walking tour includes Vrijthof Square and the 16th-century Spanish Government House. Pass through Helpoort, an imposing gateway built in 1229, and visit the Basilica of St. Servatius, where portions of the church date back 1,000 years. Pay your respects at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, final resting place of some 8,300 U.S. soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Then head into the countryside for a specially arranged culinary experience at Chateau Neercanne, a 17th-century castle set among renowned terraced gardens. Meet the chef in the kitchen before sitting down to an extraordinary meal in the castle's wine cellar. Later, enjoy time to explore Maastricht on your own. (B,L,D)
 April 25th
Sail the Maas River north to Nijmegen, one of the country's oldest towns. Stroll among the ruins of the Valkhof, Charlemagne's 8th-century stronghold, and see art and ancient artifacts at the Museum Het Valkhof. Visit St. Stevenskerk, a 14th-century church, and wander through the Grote Markt. Cruise to Arnhem, where local performers come abroad for an evening of traditional music and dance. (B,L,D)
 April 26th
Choose between two excursions today. Delve into the history of the World War II Allied airborne assault on Arnhem and visit the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. Or spend the day in De Hoge Veluwe National Park and examine works by Vincent van Gogh and other renowned artists at the park's Kroller-Muller Museum. Later, meet the ship at Devemter and glide along a branch of the Rhine called the IJssel River, enjoying a performance of classical music as you go. (B,L,D)
 April 27th
The day begins in the picturesque seaside town of Enkhuizen. Step back in time at the Zuiderzee Museum and see a reconstructed 19th-century fishing village. Continue to the legendary port of Hoorn, which saw its heyday during the Golden Age of Dutch exploration. Learn on a walking tour, or take an excursion to the Alkmaar region to visit the Schermer Museum Mill and watch a cheese-making demonstration at a local farm. (B,L,D)
April 28th and 29th
Dock in Amsterdam, and journey overland to the gardens of Keukenhof. Once the tidy herd garden for a castle kitchen, Keukenhof is now known for its dazzling patchwork of tulips, daffodils, and hyancinths. In the afternoon, discover the treasures of Amsterdam on your own. The following day, gaze at the works of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters at the world-renowned Rijksmuseum before a lucheon cruise along the city's canals. After a final afternoon to explore Amsterdam, enjoy a festive farewell reception and dinner on board. (B,L,D daily)

April 30th
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Information Expedition Cost:
Category 1 $4,190 (located on Emerald Deck)
Category 2 $4,475 (Located on Emerald Deck)
Category 3 $5,160 (Located on Ruby Deck)
Category 4 $5,500 (Located on Ruby Deck)
Category 5 $6,185 (Located on Diamond Deck)
Category 6 $6,985 (Located on Diamond Deck)
**prices are per person, double occupancy. For single cabin, add $1,676 in Category 1 and $1,790 in Category 2. Call for single prices in other categories. Gratuities to the ship's crew are included in the expedition cost. Airfare is not included  in the expedition cost.

Email me for more information or to get a trip quote shelly@uniquetravelconcepts.com
or call me at 619-464-6426 or 800-879-8635

Allure Of The Seas

Featuring an AquaTheater Spectacular, An Aerial Acrobatic Show, The Tony, Oliver and Grammy Award-Winning Broadway Musical Chicago, Themed Parades, Character Meals, 3D Theater, World-Class Contemporary Art Gallery, Guess Accessories, and much more!

"A one-of-a-kind vacation awaits you. An amazing experience and a superior value. Book your Allure Of The Seas cruise today, arriving December 2010.

Visit www.uniquetravelconcepts.com and find the "for more information of to request a trip quote" link on the home page and then click the "contact us" on the bottom of the page or call 800-879-8635.

Aussie Word Of The Day!

Fossick-Originally meant to search or pick around for gold or gemstones, but is now used in the more general sense of searching for something.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cruises With No Single Supplements

Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines "Epic". Equipped with 128 single studios with single-occupancy rates. Visit the soloists lounge where you can mingle with other single cruisers. Call Today to get more information. 619.464.6426 or 800.879.8635.
"Solo travelers can ow cruise and enjoy the experience without having to be punished for being single..."-Sharon Kenner

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aussie Word Of The Day!

Kylie-The West Australian Nyungar Aboriginal word for boomerang.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Aussie Word of The Day!

Postie-A mail man or woman. Aussie posties carry the mail in a red rucksack.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Royal Caribbean Cruise

Royal Caribbean
 Robert and Jane enjoying a formal dinner together.

Explorer of the Seas

Thank you to Robert and Jane for sharing their pictures!
Happy Traveling!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holidays at Disneyland

Save $300 on a 4 night/4 day Disneyland Resort Hotel Package!
Booking Dates: Now-12/1/10
Arrival Dates-10/1/10-12/16/10

This year, the spirit of the season shines brighter during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, from November 12 through January 2. There's never been a better time to gather together family and friends to share the joy and wonder of the Merriest Place On Earth. With special holiday experiences like "it's a small world" holiday, Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle, "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade, "Believe...in Holiday Magic" fireworks spectacular, there's no end to the magical memories you'll create!

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Have a great day!.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New to the Wonderful World of Disney!

Hang on to your hats and glasses because there’s a new signature suite at the Disneyland Hotel – the Big Thunder Suite. Today we’re giving you a sneak peek at the Big Thunder Suite, and in the coming weeks, we’ll also share details of some of the other signature suites, including the new Fairy Tale Suite, Mickey Mouse Penthouse and Pirates of the Caribbean Suite. All are located on the 11th floor of the hotel’s Dreams Tower and boast a distinct design, luxurious amenities and amazing views.

The Big Thunder Suite is the wildest suite in the wilderness and immerses up to six pioneers in 1,400-square-feet of luxurious rustic accommodations inspired by the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland park.

Howling wolves sound to the push of the suite’s doorbell as guests step into a mine shaft foyer inlaid with Fool’s Gold and hear the rumble of a passing runaway mine train. A button on the wall can be pushed to trigger sound effects from the attraction. The mine shaft leads into a living and dining area that separates the suite’s two bedrooms. In many rooms, repurposed wood from a Midwestern barn is used as flooring and paneling, which is complimented by textured earthen walls.

A stone-hearth fireplace in the living area serves as the suite’s centerpiece and houses a mounted flat-panel television. When not in use, the TV is cleverly concealed by one of the many pieces of attraction concept art found throughout the suite. The living area also includes a surround sound-stereo system and displays antique tools once used for mining gold, including an 1850s gold scale and pan.

The centerpiece of the dining area is a knotted table with seating for eight, with a wagon-wheel chandelier. Nearby is a wet bar made of petrified wood and above the bar hangs a “living portrait” of a gold miner who magically changes activities over the course of the day.

Rustic décor belies the luxurious amenities found in the suite’s two bedrooms. The master bedroom is appointed with a desk, sitting area, TV and king-sized bed with a commanding headboard made of rich wood, brown leather and exposed brackets.

The master bath is revealed through a sliding barn door, where a free-standing copper tub is surrounded by a dramatic stone wall. The tub’s copper finish matches the copper piping in the adjacent steam shower, which is tiled with an earth-tone mosaic. A television is concealed behind the mirror above the bathroom’s bucket sinks.

To inquire about prices and availability, please call (619) 464-6426 or (800) 879-8635.

-Heather Hust Rivera, Manager, Social Media, Disneyland Resort Thank you!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LEGO FUN FACTS


"Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mold factories!"
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