Miraval Austin | The Journey to You Begins January 2019

Miraval Austin | The Journey to You Begins January 2019

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Miraval Austin is a life-enhancing sanctuary dedicated to using imagination and mindfulness to empower you to discover your best self.  

DISCOVER ALL THE AVAILABLE EXTRAS WHEN YOUR RESERVE YOUR STAY WITH US: 

• Dreamcatcher accommodations
• Full breakfast for each guest daily (resort is all inclusive)
• $100 resort credit, per person, per stay
• Miraval Mindfulness Journal
• Upgrade*
• Early check-in and late check-out*

THINKING OF A GIRLS GETAWAY? 

Grab your best friends, family, or soulmates and escape to Miraval for an unforgettable wellness retreat. Receive $175 nightly resort credit plus, one complimentary $150 morning spa treatment and 20% off all retail purchases. 

Terms and Conditions

*Subject to availability at the time of arrival/departure.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice, including changes in the currency exchange rate. All prices are per person, cruise or land only, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Certain blackout dates may apply. Airfares are not included except where noted. Air, immigration and/or other fees and taxes are not included unless noted. All offers and upgrades are for select dates, and select room or cabin categories, subject to availability, and are capacity controlled. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. Should an error occur, we reserve the right to correct it.

Riverdale Expert Travel Consultants

WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

Egypt

Exploring Egypt

Oct 26, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
11 day itinerary

Private Egypt tour with Sandy

Duration: 11 days, 9 nights
Egypt Including Nile Cruise & Red Sea
Special Group Price: $2599 per person

See the Highlights of Egypt: the Pyramids at Giza, Cairo, Luxor, sail for 3 Nights on the Nile, and swim or snorkel in the clear waters of the Red Sea.

Join us and our Egyptologist guide on the tour of a lifetime! See the ancient stones of Egypt and 5,000 plus years of history in the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak. Meet the living stones of Egypt in her people while traveling around one of the cradles of history. Experience exciting Egypt!

Highlights

1. Luxor

We view the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers.

2. 3 Nights on the Nile

We board our cruise ship, our home for 3 nights sailing along the Nile.   

3. Snorkeling in the Red Sea

We will board our Yacht for a wonderful trip to snorkel and experience the crystal-clear warm water of the Red Sea.

Travel itinerary

Day 1: Saturday | Depart for Egypt

Overnight flight to Cairo

Details to come.

Day 2: Sunday | Arrive in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your deluxe 5-star hotel located mere steps from the Great Pyramid. Enjoy time at the hotel pools, in the air-conditioned bars and restaurants, or in the lush hotel gardens. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting and welcome drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel. Dinner is on your own.

Day 3: Monday | Cairo

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we start our tour at the Egyptian Museum*, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Our tour manager (also an expert Egyptologist) will point out some of the more interesting artifacts and bring their stories to life. We enjoy lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant nearby. Then we visit Old Cairo’s ancient churches with crypts where the Holy family stayed during their period of exile. We also visit a Jewish Synagogue, and explore the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar area with bustling markets
where we find copper, brass-ware, leather, perfumes and antiques. Tonight, treat yourself to a superb dinner at one of the fine international restaurants. Or, attend the Sound & Light Show held in Giza with views of the mighty Pyramids.  
A spectacular and unforgettable evening.
*Note: this stop will be replaced by the new Grand Egyptian Museum when that facility opens to the public. B,L

Day 4: Tuesday | Cairo

After breakfast, we visit the famous Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. We ride camels into the nearby desert for a different view. Not far from the Pyramids, we see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of a single, huge piece of limestone. We have lunch at an authentic Egyptian food restaurant, before continuing to Sakkara and the Step Pyramid. It is the first Pyramid and the oldest construction of stone in the world. We also observe wall carvings with daily life activities depicted on the Nobel Tombs. You may have
the opportunity to explore the Pharaoh’s Burial chamber. We return to our hotel for a relaxing evening on our own. B,L

Day 5: Wednesday | Aswan-Cruise

After breakfast, we fly to Aswan. Upon arrival, we have the morning at leisure in this ancient frontier town. Later, we transfer to our cruise ship, our home for the next three nights. After lunch, we have the opportunity for a rare glimpse into another world and even another time as we visit a Nubian Village including a family house, and school (if open). We sail with a motor boat through the National Parks of Aswan, watching local & migrant birds, various plants while learning about the Nubians’ origin, culture, ancient & modern history. We end our day with a beautiful Sunset Felucca Ride, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile as we watch the exquisite sunset. Dinner is on board our Nile River cruise ship. B, L, D

Day 6: Thursday | Aswan/Cruise to Edfu

After breakfast, we tour the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. We continue to Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and marvel at the temple’s beautiful island location. The tour concludes with a visit to a granite quarry holding the largest known unfinished ancient obelisk. In the afternoon, we set sail on the Nile. Watch the scenery pass from the pool or your sun-bed lounger. Our first stop is the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the sky god Horus. We continue to Edfu where we dock for the evening. B,L,D

Day 7: Friday | Edfu Temple, Cruise to Luxor

This morning, we take a horse-drawn carriage ride to the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Built during the Ptolemaic times, it was completed over a 180-year period. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes and trove of historic treasures. There is an on-board lecture by our Egyptologist/Guide. B,L,D

Day 8: Saturday | Luxor

We view the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Next, we head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. We conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, we tour the East Bank of Luxor and the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the Avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, we head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. We then drive through the desert to Hurghada Resort City, on the Red Sea (~4 Hours’ drive). B,L

Day 9: Sunday | Hurghada, Red Sea

After breakfast, we board our Yacht for a wonderful trip to snorkel and experience the crystal-clear warm water of the Red Sea. The area is filled with beautiful coral and colored fish around the famous Islands of the red Sea. We are served a fresh fish meal on board (Diving is an option for extra fee). The evening is at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel and dine on your own in a restaurant of your choosing. B,L

Day 10: Monday | Free Day or Optional Bedouin Village Safari Trip

This morning, enjoy a late breakfast and relax on the beach or at the pool. Or you may join an exploration visit to the Egyptian desert and the Bedouins to learn about their life and traditions. Enjoy a jeep ride, short camel ride if you wish, tea or coffee. In the late afternoon, we transfer to Hurghada airport for your short flight to Cairo and check into our hotel for the night. B

Day 11: Tuesday Depart Egypt

Depart for home.   

Details TBA

Departure Date:Tour Status:Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
Oct 26, 2019Available$2599/Double$3,349/Single

Arrive to Cairo, Egypt by TBD via Cairo International (CAI)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Cairo, Egypt via Cairo International (CAI)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 500.00 per person due at time of booking – final payment due 120 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Due to the limited availability of this special offer, both deposit and final payments are non-refundable. We highly recommend the purchase of health, baggage and trip cancellation/interruption insurance.

 

Travel Insurance & Global Assistance

Cover your trip investment from those unforeseen circumstances that can arise before or during your trip.  The Vacations and Cruises Plan provides valuable coverage at an affordable price and includes a waiver of Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion if insurance is purchased within one day of initial trip payment.

Extra Coverage 
Waiver of Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion
(if purchased within one day of initial trip payment)**

Plan Cost
7.2% of trip cost per person  = $188.00 

Note on pricing:  Price is land only (price is estimated due to the value of dollar and inflation) and includes VAT (value added tax). 

Your Tour Includes:​​

  • Land transportation via private, deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic Flights within Egypt
  • Accommodations (double-occupancy) in moderate first class hotels
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • Services of a professional tour guide throughout the tour
  • Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
  • Admission to all activities listed on itinerary
  • Luggage handling: one piece per person at hotels
  • Luggage tags and strap, name badge and trip journal
  • All taxes and tips for services provided except as indicated below

Your Tour Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to/from Cairo and any related taxes and fees
  • Entry Visa at Cairo Airport
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Beverages except with breakfast
  • End of tour gratuity for coach driver and tour guide
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport fees (must be valid for 6 months beyond return date)
  • Optional trip cancellation/interruption, baggage, health insurance. This insurance is available and highly recommended.
  • 3  nights Cairo – Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel – Or Similar  
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise on M/S Concerto Luxury Nile Cruise – Or Similar  
  • 2 Hurghada Marriot Resort Or Similar.
  • 1 night Cairo – Hilton Heliopolis Hotel Or Similar  

Free Flights to Iceland

Free Flights to Iceland

CIRCUMNAVIGATING ICELAND
MS SPITSBERGEN | 12 DAYS
May 18, May 29, June 9, June 20, 2019
Sailing roundtrip from Reykjavik, circle the island of Iceland, a land of stunning contrasts and home to volcanic landscapes and massive glaciers; dramatic geysers and powerful waterfalls; cosmopolitan cities and charming villages!

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:
• Discovering one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets:
the Látrabjarg Peninsula
• Crossing the Arctic Circle happens at Grímsey, which,
despite straddling the circle, has a mild temperature and is known for its lush, green vegetation
• Visiting Húsavík, one of the oldest settlements in Iceland, and one of the best whale-watching locations in the world
• Enjoy an optional excursion to Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon

Terms and Conditions

*This offer includes free roundtrip air, coach class, from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, or Chicago (ORD)
to Reykjavík. (Other gateways are available at an additional cost; please call for details.) Airfare must be
booked through Hurtigruten. Due to airline schedules, flights may be direct or connecting. This offer is not
bookable online; please contact our Customer Sales Center to book. If you choose not to accept free air, you
will receive a credit in the amount of $400 per person. This offer is valid for new, individual bookings only,
for select departures, is capacity controlled, and subject to withdrawal at any time without notice. This offer
cannot be combined with any other promotion except the Ambassador and Child offers. The air portion
of this reservation is non-refundable and has no cash value; full cancellation penalties will apply. Other
restrictions may apply. Offer is valid through November 30, 2018.

Riverdale Expert Travel Consultants

WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

Incredible Family Vacations

Incredible Family Vacations

No matter what kind of journey you’re looking to embark on, we have exclusive access to the world’s best experiences, resorts and cruises that guarantee your vacation with loved ones is a trip everyone will remember for years to come. We specialize in all types of vacations — from a large group of friends and family to a simple getaway with your kids — and ensure every detail is curated to fit your travel needs. Whether you’re immersing yourself in the storied lands of Ireland or unwinding on a sun-drenched beach with Royal Caribbean®, we’ll craft the ultimate itinerary for you and your loved ones.

Your Ultimate Family Cruise
Splashing down slides alongside your littlest ones. Toe-tapping Broadway events. Festive meals where each night is something to celebrate. This is why a cruise on one of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships is the ideal experience for grandparents, parents and kids.
Find Your Place in Ireland

Céad míle fáilte.” It’s an old Gaelic greeting, one that literally translates into “one hundred thousand welcomes.” We’ll help you feel right at home as you explore this four-season destination, from its culture-rich cities to its nearby coastal treasures.

…MORE GREAT ADVENTURES!

Contact us today to make your travel dreams come 

Terms and Conditions

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice, including changes in the currency exchange rate. All prices are per person, cruise or land only, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Certain blackout dates may apply. Airfares are not included except where noted. Air, immigration and/or other fees and taxes are not included unless noted. All offers and upgrades are for select dates, and select room or cabin categories, subject to availability, and are capacity controlled. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. Should an error occur, we reserve the right to correct it.

Cruise fares shown are the lowest available nationwide non-past-passenger fare. Other fares, which may be lower and/or include restrictions, may be available. Please view the full offer for complete details.

Riverdale Expert Travel Consultants

WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

History, Heritage, Discovery… Find it All in Japan

History, Heritage, Discovery… Find it All in Japan

Cosmos 
• Cable-car ride to view Mount Fuji
• Bullet train from Mount Fuji area to Kyoto
• Visit Koraku-en Garden
• And More!

Trafalgar 
• Buffet breakfasts
• City tour of Tokyo and Kyoto
• Visit the Edo Tokyo Museum
• And More!

G Adventures 
• Meals Included
• Hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route
• Explore Wakayama castle
• And More!

Globus 
• Visit the Meiji Shrine
• Japanese cooking class
• Travel by Thunderbird express train
• And More!

Hamilton, Bermuda
OUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER

• Full breakfast for two daily
• $100 food &  beverage credit
• Upgrade* & more!

Abercrombie & Kent
• 
Private sushi-making lesson in Tokyo
• Witness an amateur sumo wrestling match
• Hands-on Taiko drumming demonstration
• And More!

OUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER
• Buffet breakfast for 2 daily
• $100 food & beverage credit
• 50% off all spa treatments
• Upgrade* & more!

OUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER
• B
reakfast for two daily
• $100 hotel credit
• 
Complimentary WiFi

• Upgrade* & more!

OUR EXCLUSIVE OFFER
• Breakfast for two daily
• $100 food & beverage credit
• Complimentary WiFi
• Upgrade* & more!

Terms and Conditions

*Amenity is subject to availability at the time of arrival/departure.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice, including changes in the currency exchange rate. All prices are per person, cruise or land only, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Certain blackout dates may apply. Airfares are not included except where noted. Air, immigration and/or other fees and taxes are not included unless noted. All offers and upgrades are for select dates, and select room or cabin categories, subject to availability, and are capacity controlled. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. Should an error occur, we reserve the right to correct it.

Riverdale Expert Travel Consultants

WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

Unforgettable Voyages – Luxurious Yachts

Unforgettable Voyages – Luxurious Yachts

Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.

Reserve a featured  sailing with us by August 31, 2018 and enjoy 
$2,000 savings + $1,000 shipboard credit per couple *
EMBLEMATIC ANTARCTICA
10 Nights • 11/18/18 • Ushuia – Ushuia
LE LYRIAL

Set sail on an unforgettable journey and fall for the charms of the dreamlike landscapes, inhabited by rich and uncommon wildlife.sun in Provence.

THE GREAT AUSTRAL LOOP
15 Nights • 11/15/19 • Ushuia – Ushuia
L’AUSTRAL

An exceptional expedition cruise discovering the most beautiful sites of the southern polar lands.ite sands.

THE BEST OF SPITSBERGEN
7 Nights • 6/2/19 • Longyearbyen – Longyearbyen
L’AUSTRAL

Discover the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.

THE ICELANDIC LOOP
7 Nights • 8/8/19 • Reykjavik – Reykjavik
LE CHAMPLAIN

Embark on a voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.

Terms and Conditions

*Valid for new, individual and group bookings made and deposited by August 31, 2018 on all 2018/2019 open for sale Antarctica sailings and all 2019 open for sale Arctic sailings. Excludes December 10, 2019 sailing aboard L’Austral. Promotion is based upon double occupancy. Single occupancy bookings are eligible to receive half of the listed promotional savings ($1,000) and shipboard credit ($500) amounts. Third/Fourth berth guests paying reduced rates will not qualify for promotional savings, but do qualify for the per person shipboard credit amount. Savings are shown in U.S. dollars. Promotion is subject to availability and may be changed at any time. Promotion is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice, including changes in the currency exchange rate. All prices are per person, cruise or land only, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Certain blackout dates may apply. Airfares are not included except where noted. Air, immigration and/or other fees and taxes are not included unless noted. All offers and upgrades are for select dates, and select room or cabin categories, subject to availability, and are capacity controlled. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. Should an error occur, we reserve the right to correct it.

Cruise fares shown are the lowest available nationwide non-past-passenger fare. Other fares, which may be lower and/or include restrictions, may be available. Please view the full offer for complete details.

Riverdale Expert Travel Consultants

WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST!