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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

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Royal Caribbean 5-Night Cabo & Ensenada Group Cruise from $276 per person

Los Angeles Cruise Terminal Berth 93

$276.00

Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas
5-Night Cabo & Ensenada Group Cruise
Priced from only $276* per person
Roundtrip San Pedro
April 27 – May 2, 2022

Come and join us for a fun and relaxing Mexico group sailing to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada on the gorgeous Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.

The Navigator is the largest and nicest cruise ship to be home ported in Los Angeles (San Pedro) offering 3 - 7 night Mexico cruises.

This fourteen deck, 1,000+ foot Megaship recently received a $115 million Royal Amplification refurbishment and boasts 14 decks with 12 different dining venues plus 9 bars, clubs & lounges to choose from.

This state of the art ship features over 1,000 ocean view rooms including 671 with balconies and 119 luxurious suites.

This spectacular ship has so many options to choose from, including 3 Outdoor Pools, whirlpools, a full Spa, large fitness center, Las Vegas style casino & shows, live entertainment, the Blaster and Riptide waterslides, ice skating shows, FlowRider surf simulator, mini golf, rock climbing wall, laser tag, dance classes, theme nights, outdoor movies, wine tasting and much more…

The Navigator truly is a complete resort destination in itself!

The cruise sails over a weekend embarking Wednesday afternoon April 27, 2022 through Monday morning May 2, 2022. This allows for many to only miss 3 workdays while enjoying this wonderful 5-night group sailing to Mexico.

Please call[masked] for additional information or to reserve your space and post your $100 refundable deposit.

Priced from $276 per person for an interior room, $366 ocean view and $499 balcony plus $125.91 federal taxes/fees. (That’s often the lowest price for only a 3-night sailing on lessor ships.) The best room locations and lowest prices go quickly. Don’t wait or you just might miss the ship!

The ship’s itinerary will include a visit to Cabo San Lucas on Friday from 12:30PM – 8:00PM and another stop in Ensenada on Sunday from 9:00AM – 6:00PM plus well over two full days at sea to enjoy this magnificent ship!

We will post our group’s exclusive onboard events, itinerary and other amenities as they become finalized with Royal Caribbean.

Please call[masked] for additional information or to reserve your space and post your $100 deposit.

Space is limited, subject to availability and may sellout.

All required CDC Covid-19 Cruise Line Health Safety Protocols will be enforced at the time of sailing.

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and don’t include the Federal Taxes & Fees of $125.91. $100 Per person deposit is due at time of booking and is refundable until January 20, 2022. Penalty period begins January 21, 2022.

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8 Day Vienna to Budapest - Avalon Luxury River Cruise Tour from $2,142*

Vienna International Airport

A TASTE OF THE DANUBE ON AVALON WATERWAYS

8 DAY LUXURY RIVER CRUISE & TOUR – FROM $2,142*

VIENNA TO BUDAPEST / APRIL 30, 2022 – MAY 7, 2022

This wonderful group trip, hosted by Ed Howard, will visit Austria, Slovakia and Hungary including 2 nights in Vienna, 3 nights on the Danube River & 2 nights in Budapest. (This will be a vaccinated cruise, so everyone going needs to be fully vaccinated.)

Arrive in Vienna for a 2-night stay in the legendary “City of Music.” Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Art. You’ll also enjoy a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.

You’ll embark with 165 passengers or less on the new Avalon Envision (built in 2019) from Vienna on your way to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. Dürnstein lies in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is best known for its beautiful Stiftskirche with its blue façade. You’ll sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava and take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and Gothic cathedral. Your Danube River cruise concludes in Budapest, where you’ll spend two nights in the Hungarian capital city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Budapest’s iconic Heroes Square.

A $250 per person deposit will hold your room, the remainder to be paid in full by January 15, 2022.

For those traveling solo, limited Single Supplement Waivers are available. Call us before they are gone!

For additional information or to reserve your space please call[masked].

ITINERARY FOR THIS TRIP-

Day 1 Vienna: Welcome to Vienna

Day 2 Vienna: Choice of early risers guided tour, or guided sightseeing

Day 3 Vienna (Embarkation):Morning at leisure; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Dürnstein

Day 5 Bratislava: Choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Budapest (Disembarkation): Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 7 Budapest: Day at leisure

Day 8 Budapest: Your vacation ends this morning

Just envision Europe's most spectacular views passing your panoramic window like ever-changing picture postcards. The Avalon Envision brings this dream to life as part of the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways. Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to relaxed luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's signature window-facing "Beds with a View." Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities.

*Price includes 2 nights hotel in Vienna, 3 night cruise and 2 nights hotel in Budapest and is per person based on double occupancy. $84 per person in taxes and port charges are additional. Airfare and airport transfers are additional, but can be purchased with the trip.

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Warsaw, Baltics & Helsinki - 9 Days/5 Countries - Luxury Escorted Tour - $2,150

Join us on this wonderful adventure as we tour from Poland to Finland through Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. For only $2,150* you will visit 5 different countries (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland) while on this 9 day fully escorted Globus Luxury group tour of Warsaw, the Baltics and Helsinki.

We will explore the historic sights, savor the hearty stews, and hear the harmonious songs this distinctive region is famous for, starting with a private Chopin concert in the music maestro’s hometown. Beyond Warsaw’s resilience and its “Wedding Cake” Palace of Culture and Science, there’s more to fall in love with in every capital city along your journey—Vilnius’ bohemian artist quarter, Riga’s Black Balsam liqueur and sweet Laima chocolates, and Tallinn’s fairytale Old Town and onion-domed cathedral. A breezy ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to the design-centric city of Helsinki is the perfect encore.

Our price for this Luxury Escorted Tour is only $2,150* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $410 additional for a total $2,560*.

Our price includes superior hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach and ferry (Scenic ferry crossing from Tallinn to Helsinki), full breakfast daily (8), three-course dinners with wine (4), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge.

Please call us at [masked] for additional information or to confirm your space on this tour and post your refundable deposit of $250 per person. Space is limited and subject to sellout so don't wait too long or you might miss out on this great trip.

Ed Howard will be hosting the group for us along with the Globus Tour Director. Ed is well traveled and has visited 100+ different countries, all 50 states, and all seven continents. Most of you know Ed as a Frequent Meetup Organizer and House Party Host.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1- ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND
Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

DAY 2- WARSAW
Guided sightseeing includes Stare Miasto (Old Town) and St. John’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon before attending a Globus Local Favorite private Chopin concert. Free time this evening.

DAY 3- WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Scenic drive to Vilnius.
VILNIUS Dinner at your hotel.
298 mi / 480 km

DAY 4- VILNIUS
VILNIUS Guided walking tour includes the Old University, the KGB Museum, and Globus Local Favorite Užupis (Vilnius’ artist quarter). Dinner included in the evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle.

DAY 5- VILNIUS–RIGA, LATVIA
Stop at the Hill of Crosses en route to Riga.
214 mi / 345 km

DAY 6- RIGA
RIGA Guided walking tour of the Old Town includes the Art Nouveau quarter. Globus Local Favorite Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and Laima chocolate tasting. Free time this afternoon and evening.

DAY 7- RIGA–TALLINN, ESTONIA
Scenic drive along the coastline of the Gulf of Riga en route to Tallinn.
TALLINN Guided sightseeing includes a visit of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Nicholas’ Church.
211 mi / 340 km

DAY 8- TALLINN–HELSINKI, FINLAND
Scenic ferry crossing from Tallinn to Helsinki.
HELSINKI Guided sightseeing includes the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market.
Farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.
56 mi / 90 km

DAY 9- HELSINKI
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.)

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13 Day Escorted Small Group Tour through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria & Romania

Treasures Of The Balkans & Transylvania
Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria & Romania
13 Day Escorted Small Group Tour

Discover the treasures of the Balkans on this vacation through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. On this Balkans and Transylvania tour, get to know the capitals—Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Bucharest—as well as some of the fascinating towns and cities along the way.

Visit Novi Sad, famous for its citadel; Plovdiv, with its picturesque old town centre; Veliko Târnovo, Bulgaria’s capital during the Middle Ages; and Sinaia, a lovely ski resort town.

Explore Brasov, a charming medieval town famous for its Baroque town square; Sighisoara, one of Romania’s prettiest towns with 11 medieval towers within the city walls; and Cluj Napoca, Romania’s film capital.

Enjoy sightseeing throughout this tour, including visits to Sofia’s Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Plovdiv’s Roman Amphitheatre, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient theatres.

Visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, built in 1637 and housing an outstanding collection of frescoes; Sinaia Monastery, built between 1690 and 1695; Rila Monastery, with a history dating back 10 centuries and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marvel at Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German neo-renaissance architecture and nestled at the foot of the mountains.

In Bucharest, visit the open-air Village Museum, showcasing traditional village life from all parts of the country.

Last, but not least, visit Bran Castle, built in 1377 with imposing towers and turrets, and once inhabited by Vlad the Impaler—better known as Dracula.

This Balkans and Transylvania tour is designed for value-minded, savvy travelers. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Our price for this tour is only $2,519* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $460 additional for a total $2,979*.

*Our price includes hotel accommodations for 12 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach, breakfast daily (12), dinner (4), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge.

To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person to Mark or Don G at [masked]. Space is limited to only 24 guests so don't wait too long or you might miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

This tour is conducted by Cosmos Tours, a member of the Globus Family of Brands.

Ed Howard will be hosting the group for us along with the Cosmos Tour Director. Ed is well traveled and has visited 100+ different countries, all 50 states, and all seven continents. Most of you know Ed as a Frequent Meetup Organizer and House Party Host.

TOUR ITINERARY-

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DAY 2 BUDAPEST
DAY 3 BUDAPEST–NOVI SAD, SERBIA–BELGRADE
DAY 4 BELGRADE–SOFIA, BULGARIA
DAY 5 SOFIA. EXCURSION TO RILA MONASTERY
DAY 6 SOFIA–PLOVDIV–VELIKO TÂRNOVO
DAY 7 VELIKO TÂRNOVO–BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
DAY 8 BUCHAREST
DAY 9 BUCHAREST–SINAIA–BRASOV
DAY 10 BRASOV
DAY 11 BRASOV–SIGHISOARA–CLUJ-NAPOCA
DAY 12 CLUJ-NAPOCA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DAY 13 BUDAPEST (END OF 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.)

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