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Taste of Bordeaux Late Fall 2018!

Taste of Bordeaux Late Fall 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we delight in the most amazing region of France-Bordeaux! This special Wine Cruise offers guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. Discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings – all at no additional cost. Join Paul and Maggie Bush, Owners and Winemakers of Madrona, as they share stories of their love for growing grapes and then finding the purest expression of their vineyards in the wine. They are delighted to lead insightful discussions and wine tastings. Situated at 3,000 feet in the El Dorado County Appellation, Madroña consists of three family-owned vineyards located in Camino, California. These three unique vineyard sites are planted with over 26 varietals, carefully selected for their unique winemaking characteristics and blending qualities. During our wonderful Bordeaux cruise, we will explore this thriving tourist destination and mecca for wine enthusiasts. In one week together we will discover vineyards and amazing landscapes in the Bordeaux region and meet those famous people that make the wine! This itinerary is truly magical each day! Many of the motorcoach and walking tours will take you throughout the most beautiful vineyards and inside of so many amazing Chateau properties that have been in the winemaking industry for generations! For those who are interested to do some biking tours, Bordeaux provides a background canvas of countryside not to be missed as your group winds its way from chateau to chateau! You can begin with an optional two-night stay in Paris, the magical “City of Light,” and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top...
Christmas on the Rhine 2018!

Christmas on the Rhine 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on Europe’s Rhine River during one of the most magical times of the year. Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year on AmaWaterways’ lovey AmaPrima as we sail to amazing ports from the Amsterdam, to Germany, France and Switzerland. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the “Capital of Noël,” Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town; are all timeless traditions handed down through the centuries. Cherish all the glory of the holiday season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine. With so many lovely choices of tours which are all complimentary and unlimited complimentary wines flowing at lunch and dinner, AmaWaterways offers you an excellent value to cruise in prime holiday season and still make it home to celebrate Christmas at home. Based upon availability, you may also want to book additional staterooms at our special “Friends and Family” rates so you can enjoy this special holiday cruise with those who would love to appreciate this magical season with you in Europe. If you choose to stay through the Christmas holiday, itself, you can include a post stay of two nights in Lucerne and two nights in Zurich with touring included in both amazing cities! It is sure to be an experience of a lifetime where you will enjoy one of the most scenic regions of Europe as you appreciate AmaWaterways’ style of holiday hospitality! Day 1 – Dec 15 ARRIVE...
Magical Christmas Markets of Europe Cruise 2018!

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe Cruise 2018!

Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Join AmaWatereways and FAMTrips.travel as we embrace the holiday spirit in Germany and Austria where many Christmas traditions began on this magical journey through time. You will be spellbound by the Christmas markets in Vienna, Nuremberg and Prague, as well as others. During this same week, you will also have the opportunity to tour some of the most incredible World Heritage UNESCO sites including such treasures as Salzburg and Cesky Krumlov, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in all of Europe! While in Vienna, you can visit four of the most joyful and beautiful Christmas Markets in the world, with each one being more spectacular than the one before! They are easy to acces, cozy and yet extravagant at the same time! You can certainly begin your cruise a few days earlier by taking part in a two night pre-stay in Vienna which will include a city tour along with some of those incredible Christmas markets! You can also add a magnificent post stay in Prague which is also just lovely with its beautiful Old Town Christmas festivities and Christmas traditional cuisine to savor! If you take the post stay, you would celebrate a spectacular New Year’s Eve in one of the most magnificent cities in all of Europe! It could be your favorite holiday vacation of all times, so join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways to find out just how magical Christmas in Europe can be! Day 1: Dec 23 – EMBARKATION – VIENNA, AUSTRIA Whether you arrived early to take part in the Vienna optional...
Poland 2019!

Poland 2019!

Join us and our escort, Sarna Rose, president of Poland Culinary Vacations for our 3rd “Culinary and Spa” focused FAM in another amazing region of Poland!! Lesser Poland (Malopolska), located in the southeast part of the country, is one of Poland’s most beautiful and delicious regions. In addition to its many unique historic and resort attractions, it is home to the regions magnificent capital city: Krakow, designated as a European City of Culture in 2000. The Old Town district of Krakow was built around Europe’s largest medieval market square, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Lesser Poland is also home to the highlanders, or gorale, as they are called in Polish. And, while were in the charming town of Zakopane and surrounding areas, we will spend lots of time immersed in highlander culture: cooking, singing and dancing in their homes and restaurants. The highlanders’ rich culinary and cultural traditions make this region one of the most exciting Polish destinations to explore in depth. Outdoor Attractions:  Lesser Poland offers an exceptionally varied and pristine landscape. First-rate hiking and biking trails run through the Tatra Mountains, offering stunning views of gorgeous scenery. Winter sports facilities and folklore events attract travelers here in every season. This region is also famous for its many fine health resorts and national parks that protect its unique environment. Urban Amenities: Krakow, the capital of Lesser Poland, boasts many of the best museums, theaters and architecture in the country. Krakow is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities, the Jagellonian University founded in 1364. Krakow’s Main Square is filled with unique and beautiful cafés, restaurants, and pubs. The square is frequently...