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Medieval Treasures Fall 2018!

Medieval Treasures Fall 2018!

Cruise with FAMTrips.travel from Basel, Switzerland, as you and your guests will experience the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers to discover the true medieval treasures throughout charming Switzerland, iconic France, and Bavarian Germany! As we sail together on AmaWaterways’ lovely AmaDante, you can appreciate these amazing sites from your own lovely French balcony or twin step out balcony stateroom for you and your added guests. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns are yours to enjoy throughout this journey! Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Visit the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt. You will walk the cobbled streets of Bamberg, an entire village dedicated as a world heritage UNESCO site! Discover the many medieval treasures on this unforgettable journey. And as you are offered the opportunity to bring added friends and family at special savings, make this an educational experience that create memories for a lifetime.   October 25: EMBARKATION – BASEL, SWITZERLAND Embark your cruise in Basel. Tonight, our FAMTrips.travel group will share a special dinner in the alternative dining venue, The Chef’s Table. This wonderful experience is just a hint of the fine dining you will experience daily as you sail with AmaWaterways on the lovely AmaDante, with their award-winning staff whose attention to detail and special guest satisfaction is always first class! If you have chosen to arrive into Switzerland early, you may have chosen to explore beautiful Zurich or Lucerne on your own, or you may have enjoyed the lovely 3 night Pre Stay in Zurich that is offered which...
Discover Magnificent Puglia 2018!

Discover Magnificent Puglia 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and YLTOUR DMC as we discover the magnificent Puglia region of Italy together! This southern region of Italy, forming the heel of Italy’s boot, is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Lecce, one of our most featured cities in this fam is known as “Florence of the South” for its baroque architecture while one of our last stops on the fam, Alberobello is home to the trulli, stone huts with distinctive conical roofs! These cone-shaped houses huddle together as if gathering for a gnome convention. This region of Italy is also becoming very popular for family-based travel as children traveling there will get a thrill out of these fairytale looking places! Added to this, you will enjoy cooking with the Mums of Puglia, and visit World Cultural sites while in Puglia, too! Food, wine and music festivals are so very popular throughout every year in Puglia! The art, the culture, the food, AND the wines…. ALL will be highlighted during our first educational FAM program to the beautiful Puglia region. Day By Day Itinerary Day 1: Welcome to Puglia Upon arrival you will be met and transferred from Brindisi airport to your Hotel in Lecce. Risorgimento Resort is a five star deluxe resort with only 47 total rooms and suites with a contemporary design. The hotel dates back into the 1800’s and was renovated with very careful watch so as not to take away from its original exterior facade and architectural style, while at the same time being given a very modern and contemporary interior design. After you have...
Safari Adventure in Tanzania 2018!

Safari Adventure in Tanzania 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AAAfrica as we take you along on our first Tanzania fam trip ever! Discover quintessential African landscapes when you explore Tanzania, the perfect East African destination for any traveler with an open mind and heart whose desire is to experience wildlife and culture, past and present. A relaxed attitude combined with the best wildlife spotting on the continent is within affordable reach. This FAMTrip hits the incredible spots in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. You will be also able to inspect some excellent lodges and camps. Join the experts of AAAfrica and Famtrips.travel for unforgettable adventure! Leading our way will be the managing director of AAAfrica, Augustine Minja whose 21 years experience as Naturalist and Tour Leader, guiding and leading safaris in East Africa will be a wonderful asset to our safari group! Day By Day Itinerary Day 1: Nov 5 Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Kibo Palace Hotel (or similar) Agents arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport and you will be met by our driver guides and Tour Leader and be transferred to Arusha for Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel-Bed & Breakfast  (www.kibopalacehotel.com) Day 2: Nov 6 Lake Manyara National Park/Karatu Simba Lodge After breakfast, you will be driven two and a half hours to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive with picnic lunch. Lake Manyara National Park is nestled on the basin of the Great Rift Valley. This small national park has 7 distinct habitats which are home to many forms of wildlife. You will be able to see three kinds of small primates, baboons, black-faced monkey and blue...
Grandeur of Central Europe!

Grandeur of Central Europe!

Join FAMTrips.travel and PolandInc.com for a five-city land based adventure through Central Europe. Together we take in the finest sites in the cities of Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Krakow! All five of these dynamic cities are cultural centers that have many shared histories including the rise and fall of some of Europe’s largest dynasties and empires. Central Europe is not only defined by physical location, but rather by this shared history and cultural change they endured through the ages. Each city, with its elegance and impressive history, also has a story of the struggle of war and their dependence on the strength of their people to recover and shine again. This fam will be a photographer’s delight, as well. For agents who are hoping to learn more about marketing and selling some of the most amazing countries and many of their capital cities here in Central Europe, this fam offers you that great opportunity. Day By Day Itinerary  DAY 1: November 6, 2018 / February 25, 2019 Upon your arrival into Prague International Airport, you will be met and greeted by your representative from PolandInc.com, our special host for this fabulous 5-country famtrip. After you are all checked in, you have time to relax and enjoy some free time before our included group dinner in the four star hotel we have selected to be our host. ( See all four star hotels listed below at the bottom of this complete itinerary.) Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square,...
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...