Explore Australia and New Zealand

Collette 7.22Collette offers multiple exciting tours to Australia and New Zealand. Join in on the adventure of a lifetime with Collette and dive down under! Capture the amazing scenery of New Zealand and take in the fabulous sights of Australia. Visit world famous wine regions and discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish as you explore the Great Barrier Reef. These unique tours are filled with excitement and adventure!

Highlighted Australia and New Zealand tours with Collette include:

 

Exploring Australia, 18 days starting at $4199*

  • Visit the world-famous Barossa Valley wine region – Australia’s most prestigious wine region.
  • As the sun sets, enjoy a champagne toast and watch as Uluru (Ayers Rock) magically changes color.
  • Discover the underwater rainbow of coral and fish as you explore the Great Barrier Reef from aboard a glass bottom boat.
  • Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy. The amazing diversity of plants, animals and birds simply astounds.

Exploring New Zealand, 21 days starting at $4799*

  • Get to know a local New Zealand family during a memorable authentic experience of dinner and the choice of an overnight farm stay.
  • Enjoy a tasting and lunch at one of New Zealand’s stunning wineries.
  • Cruise through the Bay of Islands’ famous Hole in the Rock and view the Cape Brett Lighthouse which stands nearly 500 feet above sea level at the edge of the Cape Brett Peninsula.
  • Journey through New Zealand’s unspoiled wilderness and arrive at Mt. Cook National Park, where permanent ice fields and glaciers blanket the ragged peaks.

South Pacific Wonders, 15 days starting at $3399*

  • Take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour.
  • Board a high speed catamaran for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Meet some of the local koalas and have a private talk with a wildlife naturalist to learn more about these cuddly creatures.
  • Discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights as you take a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. 

From The Outback To The Glaciers, 21 days from $4,999*

  • Experience the world’s most spectacular natural attraction and World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef
  • Journey to the ancient Daintree Rainforest

See a truly magnetic sunset as you witness the changing colors of Uluru accompanied by a champagne toast!

Additional tours to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific are also available. To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

 

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

 

Check out Some Not-So-Common Destinations!

Collette 7.14.14Collette offers tours all across the world on all seven continents. Take a look at these Collette tours, where not-so-common destinations are sure to enliven your sense of adventure. Explore magnificent landscapes and experience once-in-a-lifetime moments you will never forget. Snorkel off of Santiago Island and see marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles, manta rays and other marine life. Visit ancient cities in Turkey or see medieval architecture in Croatia. Experience cultures with an amazing mix of ancient and new while meeting local residents.

 

‘Uncommon’ Collette tours include:

 Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, 10 days starting at $4359*

  • Visit the Equatorial Line Monument at the “Middle of the World” and cross from one hemisphere to another.
  • Take an unforgettable train ride on the Andes Mountain Train past towering volcanoes and through spectacular Andes scenery that includes fertile valleys of fruit and sugar plantations.
  • Embark on a nature walk on Santa Cruz Island to discover a multitude of animal species including eccentric blue footed boobies, tern and marine wildlife.
  • Tour Guayaquil, known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”

Discover Croatia, 12 days starting at $2149*

  • Travel out to the island church of St. Mary’s and the “wishing bell” aboard a “pletna” boat.
  • Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes at Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family in the Konavle region outside Dubrovnik.
  • Spend three nights in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.”

Inspiring Iceland, 9 days starting at $2549*

  • Journey to the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall – one of the world’s most incredible cascades.
  • Meet a family with a rich history in “shark farming” and try an Icelandic delicacy, cured “hakare.”
  • Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal pool set in a large, dramatic lava field.
  • Travel to the “Golden Circle” which encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders.

Classical Turkey, 13 days starting at $2299*

  • Visit legendary Troy, the city destroyed by the beauty of “the face which launched a thousand ships” during the Trojan War.
  • Explore Istanbul’s famous sites, including the Blue Mosque, Church of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
  • Spend two nights in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera.
  • Visit the ruins of Ephesus, once one of the grandest cities in the Roman world.

 

Departures are limited and space is filling quickly. To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

 

Check out Collette’s Spectacular Holiday tours!

Collette 7.8Collette offers several holiday tours including both U.S. and European destinations. Experience once-in-a-lifetime holiday traditions from all around the world.  Embark on a glorious holiday adventure through the traditional Christmas markets of Central Europe. Soak up the scenery of the beautifully decorated southern towns. These unique tours combine the excitement of the season with fun filled holiday activities.

Collette holiday tours include:

 

Christmas on the Danube, 9 days starting at $1749*

  • Visit and shop in the famous Christmas markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna, featuring festive lights and decorations.
  • Explore Würzburg, Germany, known as “the jewel of the Main River.”
  • Cruise through the Wachau Valley, the most picturesque region of the Danube River, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.
  • See the first stone bridge build over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century.

     

  • Southern Charm Holiday, 6 days starting at $1599*
  • Explore Beaufort’s charms in a horse-drawn buggy to see the town beautifully decorated for the holidays.
  • Visit James Island County Park where over 500,000 lights provide you with an enchanting 3-mile drive.
  • Take some time to explore the charming Charleston City Market, a must for holiday shoppers and the curious alike.
  • Experience a guided tour of the Jekyll Island Club, beautifully decorated for the season.

     

  • Spotlight on New York City Holiday, 5 days starting at $2199*
  • Shop for holiday treasures along esteemed Fifth Avenue.
  • Experience the incredible Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes.
  • Experience the thrill of an included Broadway show.
  • Board a ferry and cruise to the Statue of Liberty.

     

  • Classic Christmas Markets, 9 days starting at $1599
  • Enjoy ample time for shopping in five European Christmas markets.
  • Local residents guide you through the streets and cultures of these impressive cities: Innsbruck, Munich, Nuremberg, Würzburg and Strasbourg.
  • Experience holiday spirit in Germany, Austria and France, where the tradition of “Christkindlesmarkts” began over 600 years ago.
  • Enjoy one of Europe’s finest old town squares and cathedrals while visiting Strasbourg, France.

     

  • Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday, 5 days starting at $1199
  • Cruise the Paseo del Rio and experience 122,000 lights that illuminate the River Walk during the holiday season.
  • Visit the Alamo where, in 1836, a battle was fought and men made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their freedom and the Republic of Texas.
  • Enjoy a traditional Texas cowboy barbecue and entertainment at an authentic dude ranch in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
  • Visit the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.

     

  • California New Year’s Getaway, 5 days starting at $1449
  • Be one of the nearly one million spectators to line the Tournament of Roses Parade route while sitting in your reserved section seats.
  • Celebrate the New Year at a Gala Dinner Dance with live entertainment and a champagne toast to the New Year.
  • Attend Bandfest, featuring selected bands from all over the country that will perform in the parade, giving you a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action.

     

    Departures are limited and space is filling quickly. To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

     

    *Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

     


 

 

 

New from Collette: Join Collette For Relaxing River Cruise?

colletteVisit several countries and experience the cultures and traditions of each. Soak up the spectacular scenery. Explore the many premier destinations like never before with Collette, aboard your relaxing 4-star cruise ship. These guided tours feature stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special.

Collette river cruises include:

Legendary Waterways of Europe, 16 days starting at $4749*

• Visit Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries.

• Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting featuring vintages from the vineyards of Wachau and Burgenland.

• Join a local expert exploring Vienna’s Imperial architecture including the Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera house, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

• All aboard the “Winzerexpress” mini-train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for a guided tour.

Rhine River Cruise, 9 days starting at $2599*

• Cruise the famous canals of Amsterdam.

• Visit Zaanse Schans and feel like you have stepped into “old Holland” with its windmills, cheese demonstration, clog making class and historical houses, and warehouses from the 17th and 18th centuries.

• Witness the ruins of the majestic Renaissance palace, Heidelberg Castle.

• Overnight stay in the old town and city of Strasbourg, a provincial capital of France.

 Christmas on the Danube, 9 days starting at $1749*

• Visit and shop in the famous Christmas markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna, featuring festive lights and decorations.

• Explore Würzburg, Germany, known as “the jewel of the Main River.”

• Cruise through the Wachau Valley, the most picturesque region of the Danube River, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.

• See the first stone bridge build over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century.

Heart of Russia, 13 days starting at $3244*

• Visit the magnificent Baroque-style Catherine Palace, former home of Catherine the Great.

• Enjoy a visit to a local school and chat with a resident family in their home.

• Immerse yourself in cultural events such as a Piroshki tea party, vodka tasting and Shashlik barbecue.

• Experience Moscow’s world-famous Red Square with its spectacular view of the rainbow-colored St. Basil’s Cathedral.

2014 departures are limited and space is filling quickly. 2015 dates are still available. To book your tour, visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687.

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

New from Princess®: 2015-2016 Americas voyages

PrincessCruises_TC_6.24.14_150x84_ThumbnailTravelers interested in domestic departures have plenty to choose from with the 2015-2016 Americas cruises: more than 230 departures on 48 itineraries to 86 destinations.

 

In addition to convenience, these popular sailings offer an enviable breadth of itineraries, plus guests on 2015 voyages can enjoy the onboard celebration of Princess’ 50th Anniversary.

 

Here are a few of the highlights:

 

Canada & New England: Explore the autumn beauty this area is known for aboard the cruise line’s newest vessel, Regal Princess®. 

 

Caribbean: It’s the ultimate beach destination, and Princess® has it well covered with its latest ships and a variety of options, including a 14-day holiday cruise to less-visited ports like Virgin Gorda and Tobago.

 

California Coastals: Its cities and beaches are among the most famous in the world, and this season the West Coast will boast the largest sister ships to sail from there – Crown Princess® and Ruby Princess®.

 

Hawaii: As famous for vacations as it is for volcanoes, Hawaii has delighted generations with its culture, cuisine and carefree ambience. Guests can see more of the region on a 28-day Hawaii, Tahiti and South Pacific sailing.

 

Mexico: This is where it all began on December 3, 1965. To commemorate this milestone, Princess will offer a nostalgic 50th Anniversary cruise that departs the same day and includes some ports of call from that maiden voyage.

 

Panama Canal: 100 years hasn’t diminished the appeal of this engineering marvel, accessible on a 10-day roundtrip sailing from Ft. Lauderdale or a 15-day full transit voyage between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

 

Princess® Getaways: These 3- to 5-day cruises give busy schedules the break they need. A new 5-day West Coast Getaway includes an overnight in Cabo San Lucas. 

 

To book your Americas cruise, contact your local travel agent, call 1-800-774-6237, or visit princess.com.

 

2014 Christmas Market Cruises in Europe with AMA Waterways

NurembergChristmasMarketThe heart of Europe is transformed into a magical winter wonderland during the holidays. The best way to see extravagantly decorated European cities, snow-capped villages glittering along historic riverbanks, and renowned Christmas Markets is on an AmaWaterways river cruise. Let us take care of all of your accommodations, dining and other needs so that you are left free to experience the spirit of the holidays like never before.

Save of up to 40% on Christmas Market Cruises this November and December

Consider yourself a wine aficionado? Come along with Collette!

ColletteHave you dreamed of visiting popular wine-making regions to explore the local culture, food and wine? Check out some of Collette’s tours that explore the breathtaking landscapes and hidden treasures of Northern California, Italy and Portugal.

Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California, 9 days with13 meals starting at $2,299*

  • From its most popular cities to fertile valleys and historic gold rush towns, many hidden treasures await.
  • Travel through California’s treasured wine vineyards and arrive in Napa, where you’ll sample several different wines before boarding the Napa Valley Wine Train!
  • Enjoy a tour of San Francisco with highlights of Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks
  • A scenic drive brings you into awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park!

 

Italy’s Treasures, 12 days with 17 meals starting at $3,549*

  • Begin in Stresa, where you’ll visit a local wine shop and enjoy a cocktail party
  • Cruise on scenic Lago Maggiore past islands, villas and historic palaces, and enjoy a guided visit of the quant town of Pallanza.
  • Visit an ancient village nestled in the mountains, where you stop at a local farm to sample their artisanally-produced cheese paired with region’s delicious wines.
  • Travel to the Italian Riviera, Florence, Siena and Tuscany, while taking part in cooking classes and visiting local olive groves.

     

Discover Portugal’s Treasures, 12 days with 18 meals from $3,049*

  • Discover Portugal’s ancient castles, Roman ruins, wineries, fine dining and kind people!
  • Visit Azeitao, an agricultural village known for its muscatel, red wines, olive trees and country estates!
  • Follow the contours of the Douro River and view the terraced vineyards and hilltop castles of the world’s oldest wine region!
  • Travel to Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point on the European continent.

To learn more about Collette’s 150+ tours, call 855-370-8687 or visit www.gocollette.com

 

 

*Rates are per person, land only, based on double occupancy.

I’d like to spin the wheel, please.

Collette 6.17From Dublin to London to Rome and beyond, learn more about Collette’s collection of European tours. This is a place that breathes life. Every corner of every city—London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Dublin, Lisbon—oozes the kind of culture that transforms even the most seasoned traveler

Collette tours to Europe include:

 

 

  • Shades of Ireland, 10 days starting at $1899*
    • Enjoy a rousing night of traditional Irish entertainment accompanied by a hearty dinner.
    • Travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal routes.
    • Behold the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher.
    • Overnight on the grounds of a castle and experience old Ireland at its finest.
  • Italian Vistas, 13 days starting at $2,999*
  • Experience a locally guided tour of Classical Rome featuring sights such as the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, and the Colosseum.
  • Experience the Isle of Capri during a scenic boat ride.
  • Journey to Florence where Italy’s best art and architecture awaits you, including Michelangelo’s sculpture of David.

 

  • London and Paris, 8 days starting from $2,299*
  • Experience two of the world’s most popular cities on one fabulous tour!
  • See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
  • Travel on the Eurostar high-speed train to France, where you’ll arrive in the “City of Lights,” Paris.
  • View the world-famous Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, and the magnificent Place Vendome!

     

 

To learn more about European tours and other Collette itineraries, please visit www.gocollette.com or call 855-370-8687. 

 

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

Celebrate the Holidays like Never Before

AMALobbySantaYear after year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the glittering backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, it’s almost impossible to not get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that’s in the air. And let’s not forget about the most magical part of it all—Europe’s famous Christmas markets. Hundreds of stalls spring up in the squares of small towns and big cities alike, filled with traditional crafts, unique gifts and tempting holiday fare. On board, guests can enjoy more festivities with a tree decorating party, carol singing and a sumptuous holiday feast.

Save of up to 40% on Christmas Market Cruises this November and December

Save with Princess Cruises’ Dads & Grads Celebration Sale

PrincessCruises_TC_6.10.14_150x84_ThumbnailJune is a month known for celebrating fathers and graduates. With the Dads & Grads Celebration Sale from Princess®, you can honor them both or another milestone moment, like a birthday or anniversary, with a cruise.

 

Save up to 35% on over 100 fall and winter cruises everywhere from the West Coast and Mexico to the Caribbean and Canada & New England. Plus, book by June 19, and you’ll enjoy up to $100 free onboard spending money per stateroom.

 

Whatever the special occasion you have this June, don’t miss the Dads & Grads Celebration Sale. Contact your local travel agent, call 1-800-774-6237, or visit princess.com/sale before the sale ends June 19.