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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 (4)

Ensenada Weekend Party Cruise - So Cal's Largest Singles Meetup Cruise From $214

ENSENADA WEEKEND PARTY CRUISE #10 Southern California's Largest Singles Meetup Cruise Carnival Inspiration - Round Trip Long Beach - From $214 Friday October 2, 2020 - Monday October 5, 2020 * * * UPDATED AUG 4, 2020 * * * Carnival has cancelled numerous sailings until sometime next year due to the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been in direct contact with Carnival about our members’ reservations for our October group sailing on the Inspiration and can give you the following information at this time- • All 3 & 4 day Baja Mexico sailings from Long Beach have been cancelled until sometime next year. This includes our October 2, 2020 group sailing on the Carnival Inspiration. • Carnival has also sold the Inspiration along with some other older ships. • Carnival will be replacing the Inspiration and Imagination on the West Coast with the Carnival Radiance which is a newer and larger balcony ship. • For those who are interested, we should have our new group contract for the Radiance including the exact Fall 2021 sailing date and prices by the first week of this September. Carnival has provided everyone with the following two options- 1. 100% FUTURE CRUISE CREDIT Plus A $300 ONBOARD CREDIT BONUS (per stateroom booking) on your next cruise if you book by May 31, 2021 for any sailing that will depart by April 30, 2023 including our next Baja Mexico Meetup Cruise. 2. 100% REFUND OF ALL MONEY PAID FOR THIS CANCELLED CRUISE without the $300 Onboard Credit Bonus. You don’t need to make a quick decision now, however we will be in contact with everyone soon to ask your thoughts about which of the above options you are contemplating choosing and if you are desiring to go on our next Meetup Group sailing on the Carnival Radiance. We will help you with whatever you choose to do. Approximately 4 months ago, Carnival began transforming the Carnival Victory into the Carnival Radiance with plans to be completed by the end of April 2020 after receiving a $200 million refurbishment and she will be renamed to Radiance at that time. Like Carnival Sunrise and the Carnival Sunshine, the Carnival Radiance will be completely modernized like the latest new ships within the Carnival fleet! She currently has a nine-deck atrium with four glass elevators, a three-deck lounge with seating for 1,500, and a total capacity of 3,400 passengers and 1,000 crew members. If you want to learn more about the Carnival Radiance, check it out via the following link- https://www.carnival.com/carnival-radiance.aspx Our group sailing will be rescheduled to next Fall 2021. We will officially announce the dates and pricing for next year's event in September. Please call us at [masked] if you have any questions at this time. We are look forward to having you join us on our next Baja Mexico Meetup cruise. Discover Cruises & Travel CST[masked]

7 Night Budapest to Vienna - Avalon Luxury River Cruise Tour from $1,909

A TASTE OF THE DANUBE – JUNE 2,[masked] Night Budapest to Vienna Starts at $1,909* Join us for our Hosted EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE on Avalon Waterways. Avalon’s fleet of luxury small ships is the youngest on Europe’s waterways and the best way to cruise Europe’s legendary rivers. The cruise portion is on the beautiful Avalon Impression, which is quite intimate with a maximum of only 166 total passengers on the cruise. This handpicked adventure will begin with 3 days exploring Budapest before we board our ship for 3 nights on the Danube River. While on the cruise, we will stop for a day in Bratislava, Slovakia and then another day stop in Melk, Austria before we arrive in Vienna for 3 additional days. *Our special negotiated prices start at only $1,909 per person for ocean view staterooms (based on double occupancy) with balcony room upgrades from $493 additional. For a limited time, solo travelers will only pay an additional $358 single supplement to have your own room. Taxes, fees and port expenses are $78 pp additional. Airfare will also be additional. Call [masked] for full details. A deposit of only $250 per person will hold your room with the remainder due by February 15, 2021. Space is extremely limited since river cruise ships are extremely small and quaint, so to join our group you must call [masked] to make your reservation and post your deposit asap. Limited Space - Hurry! Experience history, art, music, and outstanding views from your European cruise on the Danube River, beginning first in Budapest—Hungary’s captivating capital city—with a two night stay before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes Square and Budapest’s spectacular architecture. Take free time to dine, visit Budapest’s famous thermal baths, and enjoy vibrant night life before embarking on your cruise on the Danube River. You’ll sail on the Danube River to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and gothic cathedral, and consider hiking with your Avalon Adventure Host to lofty Bratislava Castle. Next, cruise to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breathtaking views. Arrive in Vienna and disembark your ship 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 ship-to-hotel transfer. What a wonderful introduction to the Danube’s sterling sights and incredible views along the legendary river! Itinerary- Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to Budapest - Day at leisure, check in hotel Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 4 Bratislava: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; hike to the castle Day 5 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; hike up the hillside to castle ruins in Dürnstein Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): Choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeing Day 7 Vienna: Day at leisure Day 8 Vienna: Tour ends, hotel check out Call [masked] for additional information or to make your reservation and post your deposit. Discover Cruises & Travel CST[masked]

Poland, Finland & the Baltics - 9 Day Fully Escorted Tour from $1,952 per person

On this Fully Escorted Baltics and Northern Europe group tour, you will journey from Poland to Finland traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, relish UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw, and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes the Stare Miasto (Old Town), founded in the 13th century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 14th-century St. John’s Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, situated in the former KGB building, which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from[masked]. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romantic, gothic, baroque, classic, and modern. Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900, and the medieval St. Nicholas’ Church. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, the Sibellus Monument and Helsinki’s famous open-air market, where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food. Some unique experiences for you have also been included, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer, Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting in Riga and a visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter Užupis All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour. This fully escorted tour will be conducted by Globus Tours. one of the oldest and largest tour companies in the world. Our discounted price for this tour is only $2,129* 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 $460 additional for a total $2,589* plus airfare. Our price includes superior hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach and ferry crossing, full buffet 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. To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person, PLEASE CALL [masked]. (Space is reserved on a first come-first served basis and subject to sell out.) Don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip. Destinations & Sightseeing WARSAW Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto and St. John’s Cathedral; private Chopin concert VILNIUS Guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum, and Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis HILL OF CROSSES Take pictures of the memorial site RIGA Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter; Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting TALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Nicholas’ Church TALLIN–HELSINKI Ferry crossing HELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market Headsets throughout the tour. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies. The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation: • Historic Centre of Tallin (Old Town) • Historic Centre of Riga • Historic Centre of Warsaw • Vilnius Historic Centre 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]

Best of South Africa including Safaris 9 Day Fully Escorted Tour from $2,502 pp

From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour of South Africa is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Your escorted African vacation continues through some of the world’s most sweeping and dramatic landscapes on your way to Kruger National Park area. Marvel at God’s Window (a forested ravine and majestic cliffs), and the stunning cascades of Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Your guided African safari begins in the Kruger park area with morning and afternoon game drives through the homes of the big cats, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, gazelle, and more. You’ll visit Cape Town and ascend to Table Mountain via cable car for spectacular views. On boulders Beach, you’ll observe a colony of endangered penguins, then venture to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Point at the continent’s most southwestern tip. Our discounted price for this tour is only $2,502* 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 $440 additional for a total $2,942*. Our price includes hotel accommodations for 8 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach, breakfast daily (8), lunch (3), dinner (3), 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 30 Meetup Members so don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip. This tour is conducted by Cosmos Tours, a member of the Globus Family of Brands. Your South Africa tour is an adventure into historic heritage. Tour Highlights JOHANNESBURG Visit Soweto, Mandela House, and the Apartheid Museum MPUMALANGA Drive along the Panoramic Route and visit God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA Four game drives in Kruger National Park CAPE TOWN Cable-car ride up Table Mountain; visit a colony of African penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve with funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse Bottled water: Included on all game drives 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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