- 2019 GETAWAY TO FOUR HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - 11/16/19 TO 11/23/19
Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii but did not have anyone to go with? Well here is your chance to come and explore these beautiful exotic islands with us on this 7 days cruise around all four islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island (Kona and Hilo). 7 Nights Hawaiian Cruise departing from Honolulu on 11/16/19 to 11/23/19 Deposit $50/pp subject to change Deposit fully refundable up to 6/30/2019….. CURRENT CRUISE PRICE as of 2/10/19 (based on availability and category of cabins selected; prices subject to change ): Interior: $1749/pp plus taxes and port charges (midship) O/View: $2179/pp plus taxes and port charges (obstructed) O/View: $2279/pp plus taxes and port charges (non-obstructed) Balcony: $2829/pp plus taxes and port charges (midship) AIRFARE is not included. GROUND TRANSFERS (to and from ship): $50/pp roundtrip (need to provide flight info) Group Amenities Included: 1) On Board Credits (OBC) per cabin; $50 interior/ocean view, $100 balcony, $140 mini-suite PLUS 2) Choose One (1) from the following: • 250-minute Internet package • $50 Per Port Shore Excursion Credit • Specialty Dining Package* (doesn't include $16.80/pp total gratuity) • 20 Image Photo Package OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE TOURS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS in HONOLULU CAN BE ARRANGED AT ADDITIONAL COSTS: 1) Hotel - TBD (3 nights approx $800/2 people) 2) Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour $106.81/pp 3) Polynesian Cultural Center w/Luau & Transport Day Tour $[masked]) USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial & Pearl Harbor Tour $98.31 HOW TO GET BOOKED AS PART OF OUR GROUP: Please email me the following information to [masked] 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Your mailing address 3) Your telephone number 4) Your email address 5) Your date of birth 6) Type of cabin needed (single or double, interior, oceanview or balcony). If double, provide the same information for your roommate or pay deposit for 2 now to lock in low deposit/rate and add your roommate later 7) Signed credit card authorization form Please use the comment section of this event to post a note if you need a roommate and don't have your own. With our unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature. 7-Nights Hawaii, Round-trip Honolulu on NCL Pride of America Day Port Arrive Depart Saturday Honolulu, Oahu ....... 7:00 PM Sunday Kahului, Maui 8:00 AM ....... Monday Kahului, Maui ......... 6:00 PM Tuesday Hilo, Hawaii 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Wednesday Kona, Hawaii 7:00 AM 5:30 PM Thursday Nawilwilli, Kauai 8:00 AM ....... Friday Nawilwilli, Kauai ......... 2:00 PM (Overnight) Saturday Honolulu, Oahu 7:00 AM Check out the ship and deck plans here: https://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/pride-of-america/deck-plans
- Movie “Liar” with Helen Mirren.
Join me at Liar playing at above theater. Cheap night for seniors. $5.50. I am guessing at start time. Will double check when event gets closer. I will plan on being inside the lobby area of mall. General seating. Get ticket upon arrival and we will meet up to seat together. If anyone is coming from Herndon / Reston we can attempt to carpool.
- Christmas Lights Display at Brookside Gardens
This is just to give you a heads up that we will be going to Brookside Gardens to view and enjoy their spectacular Christmas Lights display. This event is not yet posted on their website so will update when they do. Cost is $30 per car. For the VA folks, let's carpool from Tyson Mall and share in cost. Drivers please make a note in the comment section as to how many passengers you can take. Passengers, please secure a ride with one of our drivers and share in your driver's cost for gas and entrance fees.
- US NAVY BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT - FREE EVENT
Holiday Concert this year, performances will take place on: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at DAR/Constitution Hall 1776 D St NW Washington, D.C. Tickets for the 2019 Holiday Concerts will be available beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. by clicking here: https://usnavyband.ticketleap.com/ Each person is responsible to reserve their own ticket using the link above. Each December the Navy Band hosts a concert to help ring in the holiday season, an annual tradition that has become one of our most highly-anticipated events of the year. This concert combines the musical forces of multiple ensembles from the U. S. Navy Band for an entertaining family-friendly show that promises to delight all ages. We've heard that there will be a flyover and visit by a familiar guest as well! Our group will be attending this concert on Sunday, December 21st at 3pm; followed by viewing the Christmas trees on the Capitol lawn (http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=73171#.W9Hf8fZFzIU) followed by dinner at 6:00 PM somewhere? Unfortunately all the surrounding restaurants are completely full so I am unable to get a reservation in for our group. We can explore meeting someplace else such as the Wharf for those interested. Please meet me on the steps of DAR Constitution at 2:30 PM so that we can go in as a group and sit together; I normally sit in the balcony area, next to the right of the control booth (enter the first door facing the entrance and go up to the balcony to the right).
- CELEBRATE NEW YEAR 2020 IN SUNNY CARIBBEAN - 12/29/19 to 1/4/2020
Looking for someplace warm and exciting to get away from the cold and celebrate the 2020 New Year? Then come on out and join us on this exciting 6 nights Caribbean cruise to ring in 2020. Imagine dancing the night away on New Year's Eve at the grand party under the stars on the top deck of the ship, while feeling that sweet ocean breeze in the middle of the ocean; swimming in the beautiful white sand beaches in all ports, dining as a group and so much more fun activities. This is a "special holiday sailing and will sell out fast." There will be lots of single adults to socialize with on board! ACT NOW to secure your space before the ship sells out! ITINERARY: 1 Sunday, 12/29/19 Ft. Lauderdale, United States - 3:30pm 2 Monday, 12/30/19 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 3 Tuesday, 12/31/19 Fun day At Sea -- --PARTY TIME! 4 Wednesday, 1/1/20 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 5 Thursday, 1/2/20 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands 6 Friday, 1/3/20 Fun day At Sea 7 Saturday, 1/4/20 Ft. Lauderdale, United States - 8:00am If you need a roommate, please use the comment section to request one and coordinate with each other; however, you may book now as a double, pay the deposit for 2 to lock in the current rate and add your roommate later. COST FOR CRUISE ONLY (based on availability): Interior: From $917 plus taxes $145.52pp Oceanview: From $1119 plus taxes $145.52pp Balcony: From $1289 plus taxes $145.52/pp Regular refundable deposit is $250/pp up to 10/1/2019 Note: Prices subject to change; based on type/category of cabin booked and availability at the time of booking. FINAL PAYMENT DATE: 10/15/2019 Roundtrip airfare to Fort Lauderdale is additional and must be booked on your own. GROUP AMENITIES include 1 bottle of wine and $25 OBC per cabin. HOW TO GET BOOKED AS PART OF OUR GROUP: Email me the following information to [masked]: 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Your mailing address 3) Your telephone number 4) Your email address 5) Your date of birth 6) Your passport number, issue & expiration dates 7) Type of room needed (single or double). If double, provide the same information for your roommate as both of you will need to book at the same time. 8) Signed credit card authorization for deposit (will email to you when I receive items 1-7) P.S. If you need hotel accommodations or ground transfers in Fort Lauderdale or surrounding areas such as Miami or Key West, please let me know as I will be able to assist with that also. United States Military discount available for Qualified Individuals: • Copy of the military LES (Leave and Earning statement) – provided the social security number is blackened out. • Copy of military retirement papers (DD214 or DD256) • Copy of proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) • Proof for Cadets: A letter from his/her Commander or a copy of a military pay stub, provided the social security number is blackened out. Please note: A Veteran's Administration card is not an acceptable document.
- 10 Days Central Europe with Berlin - 3/26/2020 to 4/4/2020
Giao invites you to join her in exploring this 10 days LAND tour of Central Europe. Package Includes: Flights New York-Budapest, Berlin-New York (Other departure cities available at additional costs) Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 8 nights First Class accommodations 2 nights Budapest 2 nights Vienna 2 nights Prague 2 nights Berlin Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of local guides per itinerary Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring Special Features View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna View St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, a Gothic masterpiece, where coronations of Czech kings & queens took place Visit the Berlin Wall, a defining symbol of the Cold War †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates Package price (land & Air from NYC) if booked by 7/24/19: $1899/pp After 7/24/19 $2299/pp Land only if booked by 7/24/19 $1299/pp; After 7/24/19 $1699/pp Single Land Only: $[masked] up to 7/24/19 Single Land & Air from IAD: Call for price (varies each day) Deposit Required (land tour only): $200/pp non-refundable; Full payment of airfare is due upon booking. Final Payment Date: 1/26/2020 HOW TO GET BOOKED AS PART OF THIS GROUP: Email me, the organizer and coordinator of this trip, at [masked] the following information: 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Your mailing address 3) Your telephone number 4) Your email address 5) Your date of birth 6) Your passport number, issue & expiration dates 7) Type of room needed (single or double). If double, provide the same information for your roommate as both of you will need to book at the same time. 8) Signed credit card authorization for deposit (will email to you when I receive items 1-7)
- 10 DAYS EGYPT WITH 3 DAYS NILE CRUISE - 4/6/2020 TO 4/16/2020
THERE ARE 2 DATES: 3/30/2020: LAND AND AIR $2499/PP double occupancy; Single $3049- SOLD OUT! 4/6/2020: LAND AND AIR $2729/pp double occupancy; Single $3279 Non-Refundable Deposit: $200/pp Final Payment Date: 1/30/2020 Escorted Package Includes: Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York Airline taxes & fuel surcharges All intra-flights: Cairo-Aswan, Luxor-Cairo 8 nights accommodations 4 nights Cairo 1 night Aswan 3 nights Deluxe Nile Cruise on the MS Esplanade Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel & cruise porterage All transfers 18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Entrance fees per itinerary Special Features Marvel at the oldest structure of the “seven wonders of the ancient world”, the Great Pyramid of Giza In Sakkara, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser View the world-famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location Enjoy a 3-day cruise on the Nile and admire the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley Explore the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo Tour the stunning Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, built in the Ptolemaic period Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years Is This Trip Right for You? While very few improvements have been made in recent years, Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Hotels and ships are working hastily on their services to meet demands. Investments in the infrastructure are lagging behind. Therefore the buses and transfer vehicles, although clean and well maintained, are an aging fleet. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked foods only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere. This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days as well as early starts. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. This trip includes several different modes of transportation, including motorcoach, motorboat, and horse-drawn carriage, which require agility to embark and disembark. EGYPT TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: https://cibtvisas.com It is each person's responsibility to obtain the necessary visa required to travel to Egypt. Also check the Egyptian Embassy here: http://www.egyptembassy.net/consular-services/passports-travel/visa-requirements/ HOW TO GET BOOKED AS PART OF OUR GROUP: Email me the following information to [masked]: 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Mailing Address 3) Phone Number 4) Date of Birth 5) Passport number and expiration date (must be valid for at least six months from departure date) 6) Type of room needed (single or double). If double, provide same info for your roommate as both must be booked at the same time 7) Signed credit card authorization (will email to you when I receive items 1-6)
- 9 DAYS COSTA RICA WITH GUANACASTE - SOLD OUT
WE JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH OF COSTA RICA SO GUESS WHAT..... WE ARE GOING AGAIN IN 2020! SAVE $200/PP OFF THE LISTED PRICE, WHILE AVAILABLE. We had such a great time in Costa Rica soaking in the thermal baths in Arenal and hiking through the Volcano National Park and best of all zipling in Monteverde way above the trees like superman as well as doing the Tarzan jump and enjoying the spectacular scenery from those hanging bridges. We stayed in some beautiful hotels and enjoyed the local cuisine (rice and beans and mojitos and more mojitos)! Our tour guide is a biologist and was excellent. He does most of the tours for this tour company in Costa Rica. I highly recommend you do every excursions offered to fully enjoy this beautiful country. In addition, I recommend you get a late return flight out of San Jose and spend the day at the beautiful La Paz Waterfall Gardens. I will email the link to those who gets booked so that you can purchase on your own and I can link you all together as a group. With that said, Nikita is inviting you to join her on this 9 days tour of Costa Rica in 2020. AIRFARE Cost: (Cost of airfare based on cost at the time of booking) Round trip flights DCA-San Jose, San Jose-DCA (additional cost) Land Tour Only: $1099/PP double $[masked] Single (subject to change) DEPOSIT NEEDED: $200/pp non-refundable FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 3/15/2020 8 nights accommodations: 2 nights San Jose 2 nights Arenal 2 nights Monteverde 2 nights Guanacaste Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates from tour company† 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager Entrance fees per itinerary Special Features Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops View Arenal Volcano National Park with its unique landscape and famous Arenal volcano Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest Travel to the tropical province of Guanacaste on the sun-splashed Pacific Coast †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates Is This Trip Right for You? This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect up to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Transferring between cities can be up to seven hours depending on weather and traffic conditions. HOW TO GET BOOKED TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS GROUP TRIP: Please email the following information to me at [masked]. If you need a roommate and don't have your own, please use the conversation section of this event to request one: All questions pertaining to this trip should be directed to me, the organizer and coordinator of this trip. 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Your home address 3) Your email address 4) Your phone number 5) Your date of birth 6) Your passport info (number, issue & expiration dates) 7) Type of room needed (single or double) If double, provide your roommate info as you both must book at the same time…. 8) Signed credit card authorization (will email you upon receipt of items 1-7) PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT Participants in this event should note the Liability Waiver in the PAGES section of this Meetup group. Please read it carefully. Members of this group are expected to conduct themselves in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and other participants in any Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup activity. It is understood that you have voluntarily chosen to participate in this activity by your own free will. By joining this group, you agree to the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup group. VISA REQUIREMENT: Check https://cibtvisas.com/
- 8 DAYS Montreal, Quebec City, & Ottawa Bus Tour -2020
Just checking to see if there is an interest in doing an 8 days bus tour to Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa. Trip includes your roundtrip deluxe bus transportation from one pickup location in DC/MD/VA, 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners plus your hotel accommodations. Cost will be between $900 to $1100/pp depending on single or double occupancy. Dates will be either over the Memorial weekend or Labor Day weekend. Roommates will be assigned if you don't have your own and need one. A valid US passport is needed to enter Canada. For non-us citizen, check these sites to see what the visa requirements for Canada are: www.cibtvisas.com https://www.canadian-consulate.com/ Attractions include: Cruise on the St. Lawrence River Montreal Tower Guided Tour of Ottawa Guided Tour of Quebec City Guided Tour of Montreal Parliament Hill Notre Dame Basilica Underground City Montreal Please RSVP to express an interest. We need to have at least 40 passengers for this trip to proceed. Bus can accommodate up to 54 passengers. If minimum passengers are not met by 1/31/2020, trip will be cancelled. Firm date to be determined later...
- 11 Days Imperial Highlights with Oberammergau summer 2020
Currently our date is sold out but I do anticipate that there will be some cancellations when the brochure price gets released in August 2019. Please still RSVP just in case..... Dates: July 10-20, 2020 Ever wanted to see the famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany? Here's your chance combined with seeing four other European countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovaki and the Checz Republic). The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in an open-air stage in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany. The Passion Play is performed every 10 years. This will be the 42nd production of the world renowned Play. The next time you can see it will be May through October 2020. Tickets to the play are very limited. Don’t miss out, start planning now! This tour will sell out way in advance. Reserve Space Today – by submitting the following information to me at [masked]: 1) Your full name as it appears in your passport 2) Your mailing address 3) Your telephone number 4) Your email address 5) Your date of birth 6) Your passport number, issue & expiration dates 7) Type of room needed (single or double). If double, provide the same information for your roommate as both will need to book at the same time. 8) $200 non-refundable deposit is needed to hold your spot on this tour. COST-LAND ONLY: $2175/PP (double occupancy only); Single room available for $2605 (but must share the room with a tour assigned roommate for 1 night in Oberammergua). Prices subject to change; not guaranteed until booked. $200/pp non-refundable deposit is required upon booking this tour. $375/pp due September 30, 2019 Balance of payment is due 90 days prior to departure (4/11/2020) NOTE: All price, discounts, transfers, air and hotels will be confirmed Sep-2019. If price increases 15% or more, you will have the option to accept or cancel without penalties. AIRFARE (NOT INCLUDED) - (roundtrip to Munich, Germany; Note airfare schedules will not be available until 11 months prior to departure; you will have to wait until then to book your own airfare or through the tour company). What's Included Sightseeing Highlights o Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia o Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill o Győr Visit this historical town o Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz o Oberammergau Premium tickets for the 2020 Passion Play o Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square o Regensburg Orientation includes the old city walls o Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart o Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards What's Included Unbeatable Features o Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences o Daily breakfast (14 Meals: 10 breakfasts; 4 three-course dinners) o Luxury air-conditioned coach o Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted o Variety of Optional Experiences o An expert Travel Director and separate driver o All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes o Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Where is Oberammergau? Oberammergau is a town located approximately 60 miles from Munich. The town is beautiful, surrounded by majestic mountains and picturesque meadows. The village is known for woodcarving. There are dozens of woodcarver shops. The town is also famous for its Bavarian themes painted along side many of the homes and buildings. History of the Passion Play What made the town famous, was its performance of the Passion of Christ every decade. It is believed that the Passion Play has been held every 10 years since 1634. A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat, and so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. During that time, the Black Plague was sweeping through Europe. The villagers of Oberammergau vowed that if their town was spared, they would perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years. The town was spared, and it is amazing that they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation. The Passion Play performance follows Christ from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. Interesting Facts About the Oberammergau Passion Play: To be in the play, you must be a resident of Oberammergau. Over 2,000 citizens are involved including acting, singing, musicians and technical support. There are 124 speaking roles, a 65-member orchestra, 48 person chorus and hundreds of people involved in the back end including stagehands, seamstresses, firemen, auditorium attendants and more. Men grow out their hair and beards to make the look authentic to the time. Costumes are hand made. The play is held May through late September or early October. During these months, the play is performed 5 days per week in an open-air theater which seats about 4,700 people. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is then a dinner break, and the play resumes from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.The play is performed in German, but it doesn’t seem to stop people from all over the world, including those that are not of religious backgrounds that are intrigued by the way the town comes together to perform this play. It is anticipated over 750,000 will attend in 2020. The Passion Play theater is open, and the background of the mountains makes it an unforgettable scene. Demand for tickets is sure to be high and space on trips is limited. Please get your reservation in ASAP to reserve your spot if you would like to join us. PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT Participants in this event should note the Liability Waiver in the PAGES section of this Meetup group. Please read it carefully. Members of this group are expected to conduct themselves in a way that is mindful and considerate of the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and other participants in any Active Friends Travel With Friends of the World Meetup activity. It is understood that you have voluntarily chosen to participate in this activity by your own free will. By joining this group, you agree to the Liability Waiver in the Pages section of this Meetup group.