Latest Newsletter Now Available in Print and PDF
We're pleased to introduce our spring 2015 newsletter, themed Fall Favorites 2015. This issue spotlights featured autumn discovery tours, including many scheduled for peak foliage, such as Autumn in New England, Lake Superior & the North Woods, and the popular Best of New York, which is scheduled to go on hiatus after 2015. It also includes a feature article on rail travel by Discoveries Director and past editor of Country Woman, Ann Kaiser, new traveler-contributed photos, a sneak preview of tours announced for 2016, and more...
Edition Features Several Added Departures, New Destinations, "Last Chance" Tours
Country Travel DISCOVERIES is pleased to announce that the Spring Edition of our 2015 Travel Discoveries Catalog -- now including 6 classic tours introduced for 2015. You'll also find exciting, all-new "GET ACTIVE Tour" experiences in Ireland and California's beautiful Sonoma wine country, both newly created at the request of customers seeking a more physically active, experiential form of travel in smaller groups.
What Makes a Country Travel DISCOVERIES Tour?
As our long-time customers know, Country Travel DISCOVERIES has always emphasized off-the-beaten-path routes and harder-to-find attractions on our tours. Our tour coordinators generally try to avoid common tourist attractions, monuments and museums that travelers could easily visit on their own. That said, we have also enjoyed investigating and introducing our guests to a number of distinctive museums in smaller, out of the way towns across America. So, we were pleased to see some of our favorite stops from past and current tours on Fodor's list of "15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.", released this week.
Travelers on the inaugural departure of Country Travel DISCOVERIES' all-new Blue Ridge Country & Biltmore Estate tour enjoyed a fun and educational opportunity to help combat hunger, working with skilled potters to decorate bowls to benefit Asheville, NC's MANNA FoodBank.
At a tour stop in the River Arts District of Asheville, travelers had a chance to visit the Village Potters, where they learned the art of "throwing" and glazing bowls for the Empty Bowls Benefit Event—a widely respected, internationally emulated program to combat hunger by raising awareness and funds.
The majestic blue Danube—no other river in the world flows through as many countries. And now, I want to personally invite you to join my wife Lori and me on Magical Danube & Prague (Sep. 12-23, 2015), a very special land tour and river cruise chartered exclusively for CTD travelers. By land and by ship, we'll discover four capital cities in five countries, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and wonderful scenic, cultural, rural and culinary experiences too numerous to count!
Summer Fun is HERE!
Get outdoors and discover a world of exciting travel programs in the U.S. and abroad, as featured in our new 2015 Summer Escapes & Specials travel brochure.
The brochure features a number of excellent discoveries for summer, announcing some newly opened departures for popular trips to Nebraska, Oregon and Colorado. It also spotlights some tours that are especially popular but will nonethless be going on hiatus and NOT running in 2016 -- including Global Getaways to Germany, Switzerland and Austria and Iceland (with Greenland Extension), as well as favorite tours of Niagara Falls & Western New York and eastern Iowa.
Using our Travel More, Save More escalating discount program, travelers can save $200.00 to $400.00 per couple, and can even combine these with our Refer-a-Friend bonus on new customer referrals to save even more.
View/Download the 2015 Summer Escapes & Specials Travel Brochure in Adobe PDF Format.
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Bonus Savings on TWO Trips of a Lifetime
Country Travel DISCOVERIES' new 2015 Cruise to Discovery Brochure hits homes this week, with special discount pricing on our two land/cruise discovery tours: Alaska & the Yukon and Magical Danube & Prague: President's Charter Cruise. Can't decide which to take? Enjoy our "bucket list bonus" to save even more when you book both tours!