Country Travel DISCOVERIES has posted an online version of our new 2016 Fall Discoveries travel brochure. Even as we enjoy the summer, it's a great time to plan for an exciting autumn getaway. Scenic byways covered in colorful foliage, countryside farms and orchards busily harvesting, national parks and monuments alive with activity for the National Park Service centennial, and more.
Enjoy $100.00 per person off any of these tours now, or even greater savings with our Travel More, Save More escalating discount program if you book more than one.
View/Download the 2016 Fall Discoveries Brochure in Adobe PDF Format.
Added Departures for Sold-Out Tours to America's Heartland
CTD has added an Oct 9-14 departure of Our Iowa & the Mississippi River, third of our highly popular collaborations with the editors of Our Iowa Magazine. This special small-group departure, limited to only 36 travelers, accommodates those shut out of the previously sold-out Oct 2-7 trip. Limited space is also available on the tour's Jun 12-17 and Sep 11-16 dates.
CTD has also added an Aug 28-Sept 3 date for our all-new North Dakota Legends, including a visit to both units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (NY Times Places to Go 2016).
Catch the Mountain Spirit this Fall in West Virginia
CTD Solos Share Program Update
Country Travel DISCOVERIES has expanded efforts to help solo travelers save on the "single supplement" charged by some vendors. Through our popular Solos Share program, we can upon request attempt to “pair up” solo travelers of the same gender to room together, qualifying you both for the per person double occupancy price.
If for some reason we cannot match you with an acceptable roommate prior to your final payment due date, you can now opt to receive a full refund, or to travel as a single at $100.00 off the single supplement price. Call for more details.
A Staff Dry Lab Trip Key to Building a Unique, Interesting Tour
The travel experts at Country Travel DISCOVERIES have always delighted in crafting tours that take us to less-trafficked, locals-only stops in a region's backroads, small towns and scenic countryside.
As a result, many a traveler has, at the end of a CTD tour, asked in surprise, "How on earth did you find these stops? We would never have seen all this on our own!"
Well, the secret is...
Don Bruno on the Natural Beauty of the Colorado Rockies
As an old steam engine chugs along through the breathtaking passes of the Colorado Rockies, hauling coaches and travelers past evergreen-covered hills, around sheer rock faces, and over deep gorges, there are many fantastic photo opportunities.
“If you want a really great picture,” says seasoned DISCOVERIES Director Don Bruno, “you need to be sitting seven or eight cars back from the engine, in the coach that’s open to the air. We ride over a trestle bridge, where a river pounds through the gorge below. There’s a curve in the rail, and the engine is in view for a moment. Travelers love to capture that on film: the steam engine in the foreground, its smoke making a billowing cloud against the backdrop of the green and grey of the Rockies, with the big Western sky in view. It’s simply beautiful.”