Let The Journey Be Part Of The Destination

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AmaSerena

River cruise expert, Viviane Tondeur, recaps exclusive Virtuoso amenities with one of her favorite cruise operators. Virtuoso “Best River Cruise” winner in 2012, 2013 and 2014, AMA Waterways magnificent ships boast spacious staterooms with French or Twin balconies, delicious cuisine, live entertainment, and on board services like fitness room, hair salon, and massage; pool, whirlpool or sauna; and a sun deck with 360⁰ riverside views. Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Barging and River Cruising

If you have questions about barging or river cruising, or if you are thinking about it for your next vacation, come to the Departure Lounge Barging & River Cruising event on March 11th. Continue reading

2015 Wine Themed River Cruises and Unique Epicurean Experiences

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The beautiful sights and scenery on any AmaWaterways river cruise are a feast for the eyes. On these select cruises, however, there’s something extra special — a feast for the taste buds. Experience wine tastings on board and ashore in Europe’s renowned wine regions. Indulge in sumptuous cuisine with wine recommendations and an incredible wine dinner, in which each course is specially selected and paired with a different vintage by our head chef and a wine expert. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit historic wineries and vineyards, tour wine cellars, and enjoy discussions with acclaimed wine experts. And don’t forget all the unforgettable European destinations you’ll experience along the way!

AmaSerena will debut in 2015

AmaSerena will debut in 2015

Cruise the legendary Danube, Rhine, Seine, Rhône or Douro and save up to $1,500 per stateroom or receive a single supplement waiver on selected departures in the spring and fall.

2015 Wine Themed River Cruises and Unique Epicurean Experiences include:

  • Inspired food & wine pairings
  • Exclusive shore excursions to historic wineries and vineyards
  • Exciting lectures with acclaimed wine experts
  • Select premium wine tastings from celebrated North American and European wineries

Viviane Tondeur, CTC, DS is the Departure Lounge river cruise expert. She has completed the AmaWaterways course of study and was awarded the designation of AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist

Why rivercruising?

•    Small ships – no lines. Most ships carry fewer than 200 passengers, some fewer than 100
•    All inclusive: fresh regional cuisine, fine wines, and other local beverages
•    Well appointed cabins and public rooms
•    Dock in the center of town to explore a destination in depth
•    Shore excursions with English speaking guides are included
•    Culture comes on board with local performers
•    Ship amenities may include hot tub, pool, golf-putting green, salon, gym
•    Floating hotel – unpack once

Questions about river cruising? Contact me here and we’ll discuss your plans and find the ship that fits your style best.

 

Top River Cruise Ports in Europe

Heurige wine tavern in Vienna

Heurige wine tavern in Vienna

by Marilyn Green, TravelAge West

River cruise line executives arguably know the port cities included in their itineraries better than most travelers. We asked them for a few insider tips on what they like to do in their favorite ports.

Wine Taverns in Vienna and Old Town in Basel
Vienna is the favorite port for Kristin Karst, vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. It’s also the birthplace of her husband, Rudi Schreiner, co-founder and president of the line.

Karst recommends a visit to the heurige, or wine taverns, where guests can join the Viennese in sampling young wines from the current vintage. Another favorite is Cafe Landtmann, a 19th century coffee house that still has a local rather than tourist-centric feel. “We have twice encountered the president of Austria there,” she noted.

Schreiner’s own choice is Basel, one of Switzerland’s oldest cities and the cruise line’s home base. He treasures the city’s international flavor and particularly recommends the restaurants in the Old Town. Among his favorites is Schifferhaus in the port area, housed in a historic building with a charming backyard.

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Cheese, Chocolates and Shopping in Lyon
Katharine Bonner, vice president of river and small ship cruising for Tauck, picked Lyon as her port of choice. “It’s a foodie’s paradise that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity chef,” she noted.

When Bonner is in Lyon, she might visit Les Halles for cheese and chocolate treats, or enjoy a salad Lyonnaise for lunch with frisee lettuce, lardons and a poached egg on top. Afterward, it’s time for a little shopping.

“I love silk scarves,” Bonner said. “There’s a special store with an incredible selection that’s located — appropriately — just opposite of the city’s textile museum.”

www.tauck.com

Encoutering History and Sampling Wines in Berkastel
The Moselle River is home to the favorite ports of Patrick Clark, Avalon Waterways’ managing director. He especially likes Berkastel, where you can view the half-timbered houses built centuries ago while strolling narrow cobblestone streets.

For a meal off the ship, he recommends the regional specialties at local restaurant Graacher Tor. “A visit to the Vinothek in the Weinkuturellen Zentrum is also a treat,” Clark said. “There you can sample the wines of the region, underground, in the historic vaults of St. Nikolas Hospital.”

www.avalonwaterways.com

Outdoor Cafes in Venice
Venice is the best-loved port for Uniworld president Guy Young.

“Traveling on a small river cruise ship has the great advantage of often being in a prime docking location where you can simply walk off the ship and begin exploring a magnificent city,” Young said. “In Venice, sitting in one of the outdoor cafes on St. Mark’s Square is a fantastic experience, and one that I have enjoyed with my family. A drink or a cup of coffee is not inexpensive, but the experience is priceless.”

www.uniworld.com

Strolling Through Uglich
Karine Hagen, vice president of product development for Viking River Cruises, said her favorite port is the Golden Ring town of Uglich on the Volga River in Russia. The dock’s location is picturesque, sitting next to the onion-domed Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood.

“Everything in the town is within walking distance, and it is the sweetest, safest place, should you be so lucky as to get lost there,” Hagen said.

Guests receive a warm welcome on the pier by Babushkas selling their garden flowers. “If you have the chance to visit, look for Babushka Nadya, my local granny, who has been selling home-picked flowers on that very pier for the past half century,” Hagen said.

www.vikingcruises.com

Villages, Bays and Beer in Southwestern France
Joe Maloney, vice president of U.S. sales and marketing for Scenic Cruises, said Bordeaux is a favorite port. He also especially likes Arcachon Bay, nestled between the Cote d’Argent and the Cote des Landes on Europe’s longest coastal beach.

“It has charming villages all around the bay,” Maloney said. “And it is an important location for more than 250 migratory and sedentary birds.”

He also likes riding a bike from Blaye to Etauliers and back again, as there are historic ruins all along the trail. “It is easy to stop for a beer or glass of wine in any of the small villages,” he added.

www.scenictours.com

I agree with Kristin Karst, Vienna is my favorite pick, closely followed by Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Insider tip: gourmet lunch in world-renowned Paul Bocuse ‘s restaurant in Lyon is included on the Rhône river cruise with A-Rosa.

What is your favorite river cruise port city? Contact me here to take you there!

River-Cruising Safari

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Yup, you read that right, a river-cruising safari! The 14-cabin Zambezi Queen (10 standard and 4 master suites) runs two- and three-night cruises on the Chobe River that combined with Victoria Falls and a land-based safari make for the ultimate experience.

Wake up to the grunts and splashes of hippos submerged around the ship, cast for tiger fish, watch the wildlife from small aluminum tenders, and witness a herd of elephants wade into the river to drink just a few feet away.

Chobe National Park is home to a large number of elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion along with a variety of antelope and abundant bird life. It’s hard to imagine a more splendid view of the African wild  than from the top deck of this beautiful contemporary ship built specifically for safari river cruising.

Destination: Chobe River/Chobe National Park

Departures: 2- and 3-night cruises year-round

AmaWaterways is offering 4 itineraries in 2014 and 2015 that include the Zambezi Queen river cruise safari.

Advisor tip: the dry season (May through October) offers the best wildlife viewing.

About Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, DS: travel advisor affiliated with Departure Lounge, a member of the Virtuoso network. I focus on snow sports, river cruising, and delicious culinary experiences. As an expert FIT and group planner – I specialize in personalizing clients’ travel experiences, and regularly lead tours to favorite destinations.

About Departure Lounge in Austin, TX: sleek, elegant, one-of-a-kind coffee and wine bar with a cool travel discovery zone. Departure Lounge clients enjoy Virtuoso insider access plus complimentary upgrades and amenities. Departure Lounge travel advisors are part counselor, part global concierge and part magician. We follow a specific process in collaborating with you and have some very cool tools to lead you on the right path.

About Virtuoso: travel industry’s leading luxury network with 1,300 of the world’s premier travel providers, as well as exclusive services, experiences, and products.

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Viviane’s weekly picks October 12

Paris in Autumn

– With it first renovation in 30 years, the Eiffel Tower’s highlight (literally!) is the glass floor pavilion which offers visitors incredible views of the landscape and people below from 187 feet up in the air. Insider tip: if you lie down on the glass floor, you can take a selfie that looks as if you’re in the air! Continue reading

Viviane’s Top Weekly Picks Sep 7

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Ski Chile
Powder anyone? The southern ski season definitely isn’t over yet!  Portillo, Chile received almost 2 feet of new snow and more on the way this week. The season has been extended until 28th September.

Fall in love with Beverly Hills
I did! Sunny days and glamorous nights make for an unforgettable fall getaway to Beverly Hills. Savor the season with a special stay at Montage Beverly Hills, where three nights of accommodations and amenities grants you a complimentary fourth night of in-city indulgence.

Masters Golf
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA: April 6 – 13, 2015
A ritual of spring takes place every April in Georgia, as the world’s best golfers take on Augusta National at the Masters. I can arrange custom packages from $1,095 per person (practice round), and $4,925 per person (tournament rounds).

AmaWaterways President’s Cruise
Don’t miss this very special opportunity to cruise the Rhine and Moselle with AmaWaterways President Rudi Schreiner. He will be hosting an exclusive 7-night voyage on the luxurious AmaLyra from Luxembourg to Amsterdam on November 7th. Book now to receive $1,500 off the regular price of a double occupancy stateroom (or single supplement waived for solo travelers).

Legends of the Caribbean
Join us on Saturday, September 20th from 2 pm to 5 pm at Departure Lounge for “Legends of the Caribbean” to discover our top recommendation for each of our favorite island destinations. These amazing resorts have provided door prizes and special offers for attendees. Enjoy a virtual, visual getaway to each resort, as well as happy hour pricing on Departure Lounge’s wine flights. Find out which famous resort was the venue for a private performance by Diana Ross for Departure Lounge Founder Keith Waldon.

Destinations: Portillo, Beverly Hills, Augusta, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Caribbean

Departures: January 1 – December 31

Contact me here to help you plan and book your next trip.

Newest ships on Europe’s Rivers and in Myanmar

Avalon Waterways Panorama Suite unique design

Avalon Waterways Panorama Suite unique design

River cruising is one of the hottest trends in traveling for several reasons! At the Departure Lounge “River Cruising Revealed” event on March 29 we talked about the many new ships coming online. Here’s a quick round up:

Avalon Waterways:

For 2014, they’re adding not two but three Suite Ships® to their fleet. Joining the Artistry II®, Expression®, Panorama ℠ , Visionary®, and Vista ℠ , the stunning Avalon Illumination ℠ , Avalon Impression ℠ , and Avalon Poetry II® will grace the legendary waters of the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers.

What makes a Suite Ship® so sweet? The exquisite Panorama Suites accommodations with more space to stretch out and enjoy your cruise, innovative room configuration to highlight every view, and a huge Open-Air Balcony ℠ that provides an indoor/outdoor seating area without sacrificing room space.

Viking Cruises®

Set a new world record in March 2014 with the inauguration of its newest Viking Longships®. In a multi-phased event taking place over 24 hours, the company christened 16 of its award-winning Viking Longships – nine were christened in Amsterdam; four were christened in Rostock, Germany; and three were christened in Avignon, France. The first-of-its kind ceremony was subsequently certified by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator as ‘The Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company.’ Viking already held the previous record, having christened 10 new ships in one day in 2013. Adding to the festivities, on Friday, March 21, Viking also christened two new, unique river vessels in Porto, Portugal – bringing the total to 18 new ships launched across four countries in five days.

All of Viking’s new ships will be deployed on its most popular itineraries in Europe, and 2014 marks the first year that the company’s award-winning Longships® will sail in France. A total of four Viking Longships will be deployed on Viking’s itineraries in France, including one vessel dedicated specifically to the company’s new Châteaux, Rivers & Wine itinerary in Bordeaux.

AmaWaterways:

The 56-passenger AmaPura (2014) is a custom-designed, all-suite ship with a choice of spacious staterooms measuring 285 sq. ft., 290 sq. ft. and 420 sq. ft. Every suite features a private French Balcony, a step-out Full Balcony, or Twin Balconies. The ship will sail on 3 itineraries in Myanmar.

The AmaSonata (2014) – is a sister ship to the AmaCerto and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. The AmaWaterways exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and Infotainment; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours. The ship will be christened in Vilshofen, Germany on July 22, 2014 at the conclusion of its Melodies of the Danube voyage.

Questions? call 818-268-6552 for an appointment to learn about complimentary upgrades and exclusive amenities.

About Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, DS: travel advisor affiliated with Departure Lounge, a member of the Virtuoso network. I focus on snow sports, river cruising, and delicious culinary experiences. As an expert FIT and group planner – I specialize in personalizing clients’ travel experiences, and regularly lead tours to favorite destinations.

About Departure Lounge in Austin, TX: sleek, elegant, one-of-a-kind coffee and wine bar with a cool travel discovery zone. Departure Lounge clients enjoy Virtuoso insider access plus complimentary upgrades and amenities. Departure Lounge travel advisors are part counselor, part global concierge and part magician. We follow a specific process in collaborating with you and have some very cool tools to lead you on the right path.

About Virtuoso: travel industry’s leading luxury network with 1,300 of the world’s premier travel providers, as well as exclusive services, experiences, and products.

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Gallery: Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is a beautiful and interesting port of call on Rhine river cruises

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Strasbourg Travel Photo Gallery

Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France, is truly the coalescence of German and French cultures, and of medieval and modern times. Situated on the border of France and Germany, the waterways of Strasbourg flow around the Grand Ile (Great Island), which is home to the “old city” and the traditional buildings that date back to the 15th century and beyond. Though the region exemplifies the mixing of Germanic and French cultures, the residents of the Alsace region typically speak German or variances of Alsatian.

European parliament European parliament — Modern Region of Strasbourg

Sightseeing in Strasbourg

The sightseeing districts of Strasbourg are typically broken up into two categories: Modern Strasbourg Sightseeing and Medieval Strasbourg Sightseeing. The modern sightseeing route will take you through the more modern area of Strasbourg, where the European Parliament buildings and the seats of the European Union congregate. This area will have more modern luxuries such…

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7 Top Chefs on European River Cruises

Executive Chef Primus Perchtold

Executive Chef Primus Perchtold

by Marilyn Green, TravelAge West

Few members of the staff get the warm reception that passengers offer to river cruise chefs when they appear onboard.

During a cruise, culinary discussions abound. Guests wonder how the culinary staff, working in small galleys, can create the quality and variety of cuisine available on European river vessels. And who are these chefs who organize a seemingly unending supply of meals, snacks and treats?

I’ve heard many dinner conversations where guests speculate that the chef must be a local cook who comes onboard to whip up the regional favorites set before them. Continue reading

Destination: The Colors of Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is a wonderful port of call on many river cruises. Highly recommended year-round and especially magical during Christmas.

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Nuremberg Germany Travel Photo Gallery

Nuremberg, like much of Central Europe, has seen its share of strife in the past, but like any destination that has experienced past tragedies, the City of Nuremberg has rebuilt itself into its former glory, and its true colors are once again shining and beckoning to travelers.

Medieval Castle in Nuremberg Germany

The Town of Nuremberg (often spelled NurnBerg) is a classic town in Bavaria about 100 miles north of Munich. Dating back as far as 1050 A.D in official records, Nuremberg’s history is almost as colorful as the buildings that line the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal that flows through the city. Once known as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, Nuremberg has long been held as the area’s administrative region — playing host to many important political, economic, religious, and musical gatherings and expos throughout history.

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Nuremberg Christmas Market — Christkindlesmarkt

The Nuremberg Christmas Market is the best reason to try and schedule your…

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Viviane’s Top Weekly Picks July 27

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Viva Valle

If 7,000 acres of skiable domain sound good to you, I can get you to the slopes right now. Valle Nevado in Chile is experiencing epic snow conditions and it’s not too late to plan your ski trip for August or September.

Best of Basque

Exquisite food & wine journeys are available in conjunction with the 1-time-only nonstop flight on Iberia from New York to the Basque Country happening 04-12 October. It’s the best of Basque, now at incredible value. Continue reading

Viviane’s Top Weekly Picks July 20

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10 Reasons Travel Agents Are Better Than the Internet

I agree! This post originally appeared on Thrillist (Juy 16) and was picked up by The Huffington Post on July 19. IMO too much emphasis on getting cheap flights but some valid points otherwise. As a Virtuoso Travel Advisor I offer you a world of insider access and special privileges including:

  • complimentary upgrades, daily breakfast and special amenities at 1,000+ five-star hotels and resorts
  • complimentary shore excursions with gourmet meals, exclusive cocktail receptions and dedicated hosts on 400+ luxury cruise sailings per year
  • special savings or upgrades on business- and first-class international air fares with 50+ top airline carriers (ask me about our special fares on the new British Airways direct non-stop flight from Austin to London)
  • destination-based experts to serve as your guides and local concierge service for insider experiences
  • someone who is always there to correct any issues that may arise during your travel (if you book it yourself, you can only call yourself)

I would really appreciate it if you’d consider allowing me to book your travel arrangements, as well as recommend me to your friends and colleagues who travel.  So many people don’t realize that travel advisors exist or why and how to use us.  I don’t charge fees for most types of trips, so utilizing my service is no more expensive than if you booked it yourself.  But there’s a very good chance I can use my contacts and the leverage of the Virtuoso international travel network to deliver an upgraded travel experience for you, and help you make the best decisions to make the most of your valuable vacation time.

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Culinary enthusiasts listen up!
Travel is made so much more glorious through food – the experiences we have when we’re trying something new whether it be nibbling on bites as we amble through a chaotic outdoor food market, indulging in tantalizing dishes at a 5-star restaurant, or learning at the hands of a master in a professional kitchen, or in a local’s home. As a culinary expert, I can arrange and reserve a trip that’s just right for you. Not everyone in your party wants to spend time in the kitchen? No problem, Departure Lounge’s “travel persona survey” will help me pinpoint how to best plan a vacation that will accommodate everyone’s interests.

INDIAN FOOD CRAWL…BY RAIL
We’ll keep with the culinary theme and visit a country that might not come to mind first when you think of haute cuisine and fine wines. This lovely experience keeps you both on track and entirely off the beaten track at the same time as you glide your way through India aboard a luxury train. Each stop brings a new adventure whether it be Delhi, Jaipur, Agra or beyond.  Enjoy visits to traditional bazaars to shop for the ingredients before cooking alongside celebrated regional chefs, dine with Indian families at exotic settings and even witness mass cooking & meal management for thousands at a time at special events. A truly unique culinary experience!

BESPOKE GOURMET ITINERARIES IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
Want to try foraging for wild food with a Michelin-starred chef followed by a demonstration of how to incorporate what you have found into your evening meal in his or her kitchen? How about bread making in a Michelin-starred kitchen paired with locally produced cheeses or an informal residential cookery course with an internationally renowned cook and best-selling food-writer?
Let me arrange your trip around these events:
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening: 26 July – 28 September
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: 1 – 23 August
Edinburgh International Festival: 8 – 31 August
Edinburgh International Book Festival: 9 – 25 August
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland: 8 – 17 August

NOW OPEN ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND

One&Only Hayman Island

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AN EXPEDITION TO EXTRAORDINARY

Stella Australis

One of my favorite trips of all time: Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Cape Horn … a cruise to the end of the world. Australis is known as the leader in Patagonia. And it’s easy to see why. As the only outfitter to sail exclusively in this region you’ll enjoy an insider’s perspective of Patagonia’s legendary landscape. The best part? All the extras are included in your fare, with complimentary meals, excursions, an open bar — even whisky and hot chocolate during your onshore outings. Yes, I have the photo to prove it: whisky on the rocks (quite literally) with ice from the glacier! Book by September 30 for exclusive upgrades and more.

BEST LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS ON ASIAN RIVERS by Marilyn Green of TravelAge West.

River cruise customers are generally upscale travelers, and the industry is moving quickly to provide high-end staterooms and suites to satisfy them, including accommodations with features such as heated tile floors, hot tubs, walk-in closets and butler service. Size also matters to the upscale river cruise client, so cruise lines are also designing larger rooms and suites — some offering more than 1,000 square feet.

The boom in upscale accommodations for high-end river cruise clients is perhaps most apparent on vessels sailing on the Mekong, Yangtze and Irrawaddy rivers, where the lines are adding itineraries at a fast clip. Here, where stateroom designs in the colors and textures of the East are merged with cutting edge technology, the result is extraordinary.

Century Paragon, Yangtze River/www.avalonwaterways.com
Yangzi Explorer, Yangtze River/www.vikingrivercruises.com
AmaLotus, Mekong River/www.amawaterways.com
Avalon Siem Reap (launches 2015), Mekong River/www.avalonwaterways.com

Destinations: India, England, Scotland, Hayman Island, Patagonia, China, South East Asia

Departures: January 1 – December 31

Contact me here to help you plan and book your next trip.

 

Tulips, Windmills, Cheese, Chocolates and Waffles? Yes, Please

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There are a few unsold staterooms on the tulip time cruises and the cruise lines are offering serious incentives to get you on board and into world  famous Keukenhof garden with its stunning display of more than 7 million tulips. This unforgettable cruise with its breathtaking scenery also includes delightful treats from local artisans: cheese, chocolates, and waffles!

A-Rosa: 9-day roundtrip cruise Cologne from $2,462

Destinations: Germany, Belgium, Holland

Departure: April 17

Viking: 10 days roundtrip cruise Amsterdam from $2,599 including free air from east coast

Destinations: Holland, Belgium

Departures: April 2, 4, 6, 7

Avalon Waterways: 7 days roundtrip cruise Amsterdam

Destinations: Holland, Belgium

Departures: in March and April

AmaWaterways: 7 days roundtrip cruise Amsterdam

Destinations: Holland, Belgium

Departures: in March and April

Call Viviane at 818-268-6552 for today’s availability.

About Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, DS: travel advisor affiliated with Departure Lounge, a member of the Virtuoso network. I focus on snow sports, river cruising, and delicious culinary experiences. As an expert FIT and group planner – I specialize in personalizing clients’ travel experiences, and regularly lead tours to favorite destinations.

About Departure Lounge in Austin, TX: sleek, elegant, one-of-a-kind coffee and wine bar with a cool travel discovery zone. Departure Lounge clients enjoy Virtuoso insider access plus complimentary upgrades and amenities. Departure Lounge travel advisors are part counselor, part global concierge and part magician. We follow a specific process in collaborating with you and have some very cool tools to lead you on the right path.

About Virtuoso: travel industry’s leading luxury network with 1,300 of the world’s premier travel providers, as well as exclusive services, experiences, and products.

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