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Explore the World With Us!

There are numerous sights, destinations and cultures to see throughout the world. The Distinctive Vacation Experiences group is focused on providing our members a safe and affordable opportunity to expand their horizons and experience different parts of the world with like minded people.

NO MORE traveling alone - go with us. All of our vacation packages and tours will be in a group setting. The members and organizers of our group are friendly and will greet you with a smile.

You will meet our members, make new friends and share travel adventures with a warm and caring group.

This group is comprised of singles, couples, both old, and young; in other words, people just like YOU.

NO MORE not traveling because you don't have the experience to travel abroad. With our group, you will not have to worry about where/when to go or if it is safe... Our group's itineraries are well thought out with our members best interests in mind. Our vacation packages and tours are organized by professionals who specialize in the itineraries and locales that you we will be traveling to and experiencing.

NO MORE worrying if you are getting a good value for your vacation dollar We will get special group prices plus we do negotiate for exclusive perks and amenities just for our members. We work very closely with all of our travel providers to create or find the best itineraries and hotels at very affordable prices.

Watch for our upcoming trips and events that will include:

Group tours both domestic and abroad
Group cruises
Exclusive local events hosted by travel providers

We look forward to you joining us for some unique vacation experiences!

Let's have FUN!

Check out our New Ensenada Cruise Video:

https://youtu.be/QbD6COB3xIM

Also, please check out this short video of our Trip to China in March 2016:

https://youtu.be/3m3o3r9JTUs

Upcoming events (5+)

England, Scotland & Ireland Adventure 2019 - 10 Day Escorted Tour - Only $2,515

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & IRELAND ADVENTURE - $2,515 August 12 through August 22, 2019 **Updated March 23, 2019 - Limited Space Available - Hurry! Currently we have 14 members confirmed on this tour. Space is very limited at this time since we only have 4 double rooms and 1 single room left within our contracted/guaranteed group space. Additionally, the price will go up by $136 per person after April 25 on any available space. Come and join Don & Tamera G plus other fun friends on this year's Featured Tour! This 10 day adventure includes visits to London, Stonehenge, Bath, Newport, Cardiff, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Jedburgh, York, Stratford-upon-Avon and much more… This deluxe adventure is provided by Globus and is fully escorted by a highly qualified Tour Director and local guides plus it includes 9 night’s stay at superior rated hotels, tour via private motorcoach equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, full English breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners, visits to the major attractions, headsets for tours and much more… All this is priced from only $2,515 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare may be included with this package for additional expense. Single occupancy rooms are limited and cost an additional $690. A $250 refundable tour deposit will hold your space. (Tour Deposits become non-refundable after April 7.) The final payment will be June 1. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) This tour actually begins on August 13, however most of us will be flying out on August 12. Additional information and itinerary- If you’re a fan of castles, you’ll enjoy your visit to Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years. Hear about its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts, and see its fairy-tale towers. You’ll also visit Edinburgh Castle, dating back to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels; and Kilkenny Castle, in Ireland, built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several route ways. Even older than these castles are the Roman baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, and Stonehenge. You’ll visit both of these on this Essential Britain & Ireland tour. You’ll also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, where you’ll see the highly-skilled craftsmen at work in the production of this famous crystal. We have also included a special experience for you on this tour: a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument BATH Visit the Roman relics NEWPORT Welcome dinner CARDIFF Orientation drive, guided tour of Cardiff Castle PEMBROKE–ROSSLARE Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry WATERFORD Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal KILKENNY Visit Kilkenny Castle DUBLIN Orientation drive BELFAST Orientation BELFAST–CAIRNRYAN Cross the North Channel by ferry EDINBURGH Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle JEDBURGH Take pictures of the abbey ruins YORK Walking tour STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace All this is priced from only $2,583 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare may be included with this package for additional expense. Single occupancy rooms are limited and cost an additional $690. A $250 refundable tour deposit will hold your space. (Tour Deposits become non-refundable after April 1.) The final payment will be June 1. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Discover Cruises & Travel CST[masked]

ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE, PISA, MILAN & MORE! - 11 DAY DELUXE TOUR - $3,267

ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE, PISA, MILAN & MORE! Deluxe 11 Day Escorted Tour - $3,267 September 25 through October 6, 2019 **Updated March 23, 2019 - Limited Space Available - Hurry, price will increase soon! Come and join us on this year's Italian Highlights Tour hosted by Ed Howard. This deluxe 11 day escorted tour includes visits to Rome, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Burano, Venice, Verona, Milan and September is the perfect time to explore Italy. If you have never been, this trip just about does it all in Italy! See the historical treasures of Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, medieval walled town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb in Florence. You’ll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses. This deluxe adventure is provided by Globus and is fully escorted by a highly qualified Tour Director and local guides plus it includes 10 night’s stay at superior rated hotels, tour via private motorcoach equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, full buffet breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners, visits to the major attractions, headsets for tours and much more… All this is priced from only $3,267 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare may be included with this package for additional expense. Single occupancy rooms are limited and cost an additional $640. A $250 refundable tour deposit will hold your space. (Tour Deposits become non-refundable after May 20.) The final payment will be July 15. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) You can also purchase additional pre nights in Rome, post nights in Milan or add a 3 night post package to include Lake Como. This tour actually begins on Thursday September 26, however most of us will be flying out on Wednesday September 25. Itinerary and additional tour information- ROME: Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Globus Local Favorite St. Peter in Chains with Michelangelo’s Moses, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum CASTEL GANDOLFO: Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens PISA: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower SIENA: Walking tour including Piazza del Campo SAN GIMIGNANO: Orientation VERRAZZANO CASTLE: Wine tasting and dinner FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica BURANO: Lagoon cruise and island visit VENICE: Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration VERONA: Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena MILAN: Guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds & museum, and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant Headsets throughout the tour. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Discover Cruises & Travel CST[masked]

2019 Ensenada Meetup Party Cruise - So Cal's Largest Meetup Cruise

**Updated March 11- Join us on our 9th Annual Ensenada Meetup Party Cruise this October 18, 2019. Priced from only $315* per person. We currently have over 100 combined Meetup members confirmed/deposited on this group sailing and the lowest priced rooms are no longer available. Carnival has just extended our booking deadline on this sailing until April 5, so please book by this date to get the best room locations and lowest price. (Our December 11 group sailing on the Panorama is already sold out and on a wait list status.) The sailing includes 3 nights on the freshly refurbished Carnival Inspiration, gourmet meals, nightly entertainment, 4 Exclusive/Private Meetup Cocktail Parties (including 2 parties on the ship with FREE Cocktails plus our fabulous dance party at Papas & Beer in Ensenada), $50 FREE Shipboard Credit (per stateroom), and FREE 24 hour room service! *We have negotiated special fares from only $315 per person plus federal taxes/fees ($86.52) and from just $52 more you can upgrade to an ocean view. Call us at [masked] for additional information or to post the $100 refundable cruise deposit (per person) and secure your room. To be part of the Meetup Cruise, you must deposit and book through us. NO EXCEPTIONS! Booking early enables you to lock in the lowest fare and get the best room locations from our group's inventory since we are currently holding limited staterooms in various pricing categories including both interior and ocean view staterooms. The $100 cruise deposits can be made by any major credit card or debit card with a Visa/Master Card logo and all deposits from anyone in our group are fully refundable if you cancel for any reason prior to August 10, 2019. (Please note that all cruise rates are based on double occupancy and the rates for anyone traveling alone in a stateroom will be higher.) The Carnival Inspiration boasts 10 passenger decks with 2 formal dining rooms, full buffet, 24-hour pizzeria, Broadway style theater, show lounge, Las Vegas style Casino, 10 different bars/lounges, 2 dance clubs, full Spa/health club, swimming pool, whirlpools, fitness center, aerobics room, beauty salon and much more! Check out our Ensenada Video to see how much FUN we have: https://youtu.be/QbD6COB3xIM Payment Schedule: Refundable deposit of $100 per person at time of booking (based on double occupancy) - Final payment/full balance will be processed via Auto Pay with the same card between August 11- August 18 - All deposits become nonrefundable after August 10 and any cancellation will also incur a penalty from Carnival after August 10, 2018 - No refunds for any cancellation after October 1, 2019! You must arrive at the port before to 4:00 pm to board the ship timely prior to 5:00 or you might miss the ship. The ship departs Long Beach promptly on Friday at 5:30 pm, a fun day at sea on Saturday then we are in Ensenada (9:00 - 6:00) on Sunday before returning to Long Beach on Monday morning by 7:00 AM. Simply call [masked] for additional information or to post your deposit. We look forward to everyone joining us again this year! Discover Cruises & Travel - CST[masked]

8 Day Exotic Caribbean Cruise - $697 per person - December 7 through December 15

8 DAY EXOTIC CARIBBEAN CRUISE - $697 – Round Trip Ft Lauderdale **Updated March 23, 2019 - Last S. Caribbean Sailing with us until 2021 Join us on this fantastic 8 day Southern Caribbean cruise and explore the exotic islands of Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Curacao and Aruba. This wonderful cruise sails from December 7 through December 15 and it is specially priced from only $697 per person (inside) with Balcony rooms from $977 plus government taxes/fees of $141.52. A refundable deposit of $250 per person will hold your space until September 10 when the final payment is due. Space is limited - hurry! Our cruise is on the Carnival Magic which was built in 2011 and refurbished in 2016. The Magic is a large ship with a passenger to crew ratio of less than 3-1 and approximately 50% of the ship’s staterooms have private balconies. The Magic boasts 14 passenger decks with formal dining rooms, full buffet, deli, 24-hour pizzeria, Broadway style theater, show lounge, Las Vegas style Casino, numerous bars/lounges, dance clubs, full Spa/health club, swimming pool, whirlpools, jogging track, fitness center, aerobics room and much more! The price includes visiting 4 different islands, 8-nights on the ship, gourmet meals, nightly entertainment, $100 in FREE Shipboard Credit per room, a FREE Cocktail Party plus a bottle of Champagne in each room. Air Fare is extra and can be booked with your cruise vacation or on your own. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) This 8-night exotic Caribbean cruise sails round trip from Ft. Lauderdale, giving our members easier and more affordable air options. We will visit the following islands on this cruise in addition to 3 days in the sun enjoying all the resort amenities of the Carnival Magic - Day 2: Half Moon Cay, a Private Island in the Bahamas, delivers you to an idyllic sun-drenched island hideaway where you can play in the turquoise seas, ride horseback on powdery white sand, and encounter silky-smooth stingrays. Day 3: Grand Turk, of the Turks & Caicos islands, may be small but it’s packed with scenic punch and historic charm. You will experience this enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails and picture-perfect beaches. Day 5: Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is where Europe meets the West Indies, and it collides here beautifully in a smashing blend of bold colors and cosmopolitan culture. The largest of what was once the Netherlands Antilles, this Caribbean island has it all. Day 6: Aruba, a tiny Dutch Caribbean island, cheerily welcomes visitors to picture-perfect strips of beach, swaths of exotic blooms, and some of the Caribbean’s top shopping locales. For additional information or to make your reservation, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Discover Cruises & Travel CST[masked]

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