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Daily $50 Spa Credit + Kids Stay & Eat Free at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

ultimate luxury

 Experience the breathtaking views and world-class service of Grand Velas Riviera Maya! With luxury infused into every aspect and amenity, this AAA Five Diamond all-suite resort features expansive accommodations across three distinct sections and offers an international culinary tour at eight gourmet restaurants. Enhanced by an award-winning spa and over 1,000 feet of pristine white sand beach, this memorable escape will truly be the Ultimate All-Inclusive Getaway!
Exclusive Upgrade + $50 Daily Spa Credit + Kids Stay & Eat Free!


Exclusive Luxury Vacation Includes:   

  • Guaranteed upgrade at time of booking – Zen Grand Suite to Zen Grand Pool Suite, Ambassador Suite to Ambassador Pool Suite, and Ambassador Pool Suite to a Grand Class Suite
  • Daily $50 spa credit per adult
  • Two children (ages 12 & under) stay and eat free in Zen Grand Suite*
  • Second child (ages 4-16) stays and eats free in Ambassador Suite and Ambassador Pool Suite**
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner (buffet or à la carte)
  • 24 Hour in-suite dining
  • Unlimited domestic and selected international premium beverages
  • One tour to Rio Secreto and one Tour to Xplor per adult, per stay***
  • Island Destinations complimentary post departure insurance


4 nights in a Zen Grand Suite, 2 adults + 2 kids (12 & under), from $2,283

4 nights in an Ambassador Suite, 2 adults + 2 kids (ages 4-16), from $4,016

4 nights in an Ambassador Pool Suite, 2 adults + 2 kids (ages 4-16), from $4,123


Valid for new bookings through 4/30/12 and travel from 5/1/12 through 12/19/12.
*Listed rate In the Zen Grand Suite are based on occupancy of 2 Adults and 2 Children (ages 12 and under).
**Listed rates in the Ambassador Suite and Ambassador Pool Suite, are valid on children ages 4-16. 
***Tour to Rio Secreto is valid on 3-night minimum stays and Tour to Xplore is valid on 4-night minimum stays when staying in the Zen Grand and Zen Grand Pool only.  ID Exclusive offer is valid for new bookings through 10/31/12 for travel 5/1/12 through 12/29/12. Upgrade from Ambassador Pool Suite to Grand Class is valid on children ages 12-16. 
Certain restrictions apply. Blackout dates may apply. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Spa credit is non-refundable, non-accumulative or non-transferable and is not valid for use in hydrotherapy area, spa boutique and beauty salon.

Call us today to take advantage of this special offer!

California Dreamin' on bike or on foot...

If you are looking for some activity on your next vacation, one of these biking or hiking programs will have you enjoying every minute and feeling fit! Call us for full itinerary details and more information…..

California Dreamin’
Big Sur Biking Trips NEW! Big Sur Coast: Monterey to Santa BarbaraSuspended above the Pacific and hugging the edge of the continent, this is one of the most spectacular routes in the state. And a ride that every cyclist should experience. From dramatic coast and majestic redwoods to historic missions and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, a breathtaking adventure awaits.

Not to be missed: Bike famous 17 Mile Drive along “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world,” then test your legs on the cliff-clinging Cabrillo Highway past wind-torn cypresses.

Death Valley Trips Death Valley: California’s Mojave DesertThere’s no better way than biking and hiking with Backroads to experience the rich palette, surreal geography and many moods of this fascinating national park. Pedal across shimmering salt flats. Amble among rainbow-colored rock formations. Discover volcanic craters and giant sand dunes. Then capture the panorama—and maybe even a stunning desert sunset—from a red tail hawk’s perspective at dramatic Zabriskie Point.

Not to be missed: How low can you go? Descend to Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level.

Yosemite trips Yosemite: Natural Wonders of the Sierra NevadaWelcome to 761,266 acres of “Wow!” Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees—the grandeur of Yosemite is almost overwhelming. Exploring actively with Backroads, you’ll appreciate the park from all perspectives. Soak up jaw-dropping vistas from Glacier Point, while savoring mountain air perfumed with ponderosa and cedar. Stroll among the largest sequoias in the park. And get cozy at the iconic Ahwahnee Hotel, a National Historic Landmark.

Not to be missed: Marvel at Grizzly Giant—no, it’s not a bear, but an awe-inspiring sequoia, some 2,000 years old with a base diameter of 30 feet!

Backroads Wine Country Biking trips Wine Country: Through Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & CoastSavor every drop of your visit to Wine Country as you cycle, sip and Shiatsu your way through the renowned valleys of Sonoma, Russian River, Alexander, Dry Creek and Napa. Just as there’s a vintage to suit every palate here, there’s a diversion for every interest: country roads perfect for biking, welcoming wineries, sensational cuisine, chic galleries and luxury spas.

Not to be missed: Find heaven at the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, where you’re treated to the Roman Bathing Ritual—an exfoliating shower, warm bath, hot bath, herbal steam, sauna and rehydrating drinks.

Wine Country weekend biking trips Wine Country Weekend: Through Alexander & Dry Creek ValleysJoin us for the ultimate three-day wine country getaway. You’ll side-step the crowds and savor much of what makes this pocket of Northern California one of our favorite places: gorgeous vineyard vistas, quiet country roads, gourmet meals and elegant hotels. And connoisseurs and casual sippers alike will delight in uncovering some of the region’s premier wineries.

Not to be missed: If you love fine cuisine, you won’t want to miss our dinner at the Madrona Manor, whose chef has been awarded a coveted Michelin star!

California Wine Country Singles camping trips
NEW! 100+ Singles in California’s Wine CountryBe sure not to miss out on our exclusive one-time-only Bike, Camp & Fiesta trip coming up in California’s Wine Country from September 30 to October 5. Imagine having the time of your life biking, wine tasting, hiking, dancing, dining and laughing with 100+ like-minded singles. Best of all—thanks to the camaraderie that flows naturally on every Backroads adventure—you’re sure to leave the trip with new friends. So come join us and experience it for yourself!

Disney Fantasy Arrives at Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Arrives at Port Canaveral

PC Arrival
The newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line® fleet has arrived at her homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida. After making a stop in New York City for a star-studded christening celebration, Disney Fantasy now makes final preparations for her maiden voyage on March 31, 2012.

Disney Fantasy takes family cruising to new heights with a combination of innovation, creativity and legendary Guest service. In addition, you will find a variety of new entertainment, activities and dining experiences created for the ship’s 7-night itineraries.

Did you know Disney Magic is sailing from New York this summer to both the Bahamas and Canada? Call us for details and reservations…..

Your Next Amazing Travel Adventure is Here!

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Not just in Hollywood do dreams come true! Switzerland’s mountain peaks offer everything for a fresh start into a prosperous year. Fresh powder, stunning vistas, fondue in a mountain hut, hot chocolate on the sun chair – it’s a winter wonderland!

Massive amounts of fresh snow fell in Switzerland over the last weeks. With base depths of up to 13 feet, the conditions are excellent and promise a superb ski season.
Looking for excellent skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more? Switzerland is the top destination and the place to be this season! Let us book your dream vacation in Switzerland.

Fun for the FAMILY

Create your own perfect moment in the Hawaiian Islands
Fun for the Family
AULANI, A Disney Resort and Spa

Prices are per person based on quad occupancy (2 adults and 2 children 17 or younger), including taxes. Valid for Monday – Thursday departures in United S Class of Service 10/9-11/18 & 11/28 – 12/14/11; travel must be completed within time period listed. Airline baggage fees are additional and payable directly to the airlines. Based on availability at time of booking; restrictions/blackout dates may apply. Subject to change without notice.As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney. Prices are in U.S. dollars.

For more information contact your preferred travel agent:  



Adventures by Disney

Enhanced Itineraries Offer Even More Adventure

You can get the royal treatment on a privately guided tour of Windsor Castle or explore the island home of the mysterious Tasmanian Devil. Adventures by Disney® is thrilled to offer 24 unique trips across six continents in 2012. Three of the trips feature enhanced itineraries with even more adventure added!

“Discovery Down Under” – Australia and Tasmania
This action-packed Australian adventure will now include a visit to the island of Tasmania featuring a Eucalyptus forest zipline experience, an introduction to traditional cuisine at Kate’s Berry Farm and Meadowbank Winery as well as a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the infamous Tasmanian Devil.

“Grandiosos Galapagos” – Galapagos Islands
Now families can spend more time discovering the flora and fauna of Darwin’s famous islands with seven nights aboard the Galapagos Explorer cruise ship. Your Clients will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with sea lions and penguins and come face to face with giant tortoises.

“Cities of Knights and Lights” – London and Paris
This classic European itinerary now features an exquisite trip to the British Countryside where guests can play British lawn games and receive royal treatment on a privately guided tour of Windsor Castle.

Bookings are open now for all 2012 itineraries – including new adventures to Greece and Northern France – so call us today about locking-in a preferred date.



New Walks | Best School Ever | Croatian Postcards

The Slow Road by Butterfield & Robinson

New Umbria Walking trip!


B&R News: New European Walking Trips

As the trusted travellers who encourage others to slow down and experience all that our destinations have to offer, we’re always looking for ways to share in the wonders of the world. And in Europe the wonders of walking are everywhere in evidence, which is why we’re so pleased to announce for 2012 the addition of three new walking itineraries: Corsica, Umbria and Tuscany Self-Guided. Yes, more regions to explore means more reasons to love B&R, and more incentive to read on.



Departure Lounge: Best School Ever

Few experiences in life teach us more than the school of travel. At B&R family-oriented With the Kids itineraries instill that sense of adventure, independence and sheer wonder that travel should inspire. So as your kids head back to class, we invite you to consider booking a trip that will have them (and you) eager to learn more and explore further. Space is limited on our Christmas departures, so call soon to reserve your spot!



Postcards: A Closer Look at the Dalmatian Coast

There are still those regions of the world that remain off the beaten track, though gloriously accessible in the hands of B&R. How? Well, we take a decidedly creative approach to devising our itineraries and none more so than our Dalmatian Coast Biking excursion, a chance to board a traditional yacht known as a gulet and ply the waters of the Adriatic in search of remote islands, historical wonders, stunning topography and, of course, to pedal to places where few other travellers have ventured or likely ever will. Sound appealing? Let us show you more.





Plan your perfect family getaway

Plan your perfect family getaway with our associates at A&K 

Now we are in the height of summer and children are off on their summer holidays, when better for families to escape the normal routine of life at home and spend some precious quality time together?

We would like to offer you the chance to take your family holiday of a lifetime.

A&K  has put together three new itineraries in Russia, Croatia and The Netherlands & Belgium, designed to educate, excite and captivate your children’s imagination. We can offer a combination of adventure, culture and unique experiences, combining our favorite sightseeing opportunities with a number of more interactive experiences suitable for children and adults alike.

From cycling through the pretty streets of Amsterdam and discovering the secrets of chocolate making in Bruges to exploring Croatia’s secret caves in a kayak, meeting a Russian cosmonaut or gaining backstage access to the awe-inspiring Moscow Circus, these itineraries are sure to appeal to the whole family.

Your family is guaranteed to return home with an enriched understanding of the country you have visited and a host of treasured memories to be retold time and again.


Family Tour of the Netherlands and Belgium 

Explore Amsterdam the Dutch way, by bike and canal boat, see traditional items such as clogs, cheese and hand painted pottery being made and visit some of Amsterdam’s most famous museums before transferring to the pretty, medieval city of Bruges. Here you will enjoy a canal cruise and chocolate demonstration with one of the best chocolate chefs in Belgium. Complete your trip with a visit to Brussels to explore the famous sites of this beautiful city. Your tour will include St Bavo’s cathedral, the Gravensteen Castle and the ornate market square of Grand’Place. Finally, drive out to the symbolic Atomium and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city.

Family Activity holiday in Croatia 

A perfect getaway for the adventurous family, explore the Dalmation coast and islands of Croatia by bike, kayak, speed boat, yacht and on foot, discover the secret caves and coves around the coast and enjoy the chance to swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic sea or sunbathe on the spectacular beaches. Further inland, hike through local villages and experience the traditional architecture and way of living, visit Diocletian’s palace in the Roman city of Split, cycle along the beautiful Cetina River and swim amongst the waterfalls of the Krka National Park.

Family Tour of Moscow and St PetersburgA fascinating tour of Moscow and St Petersburg for the family. Meet with a Russian Cosmonaut at the Space museum in Moscow, see the famous sights of St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, and gain an insight into Russian history at the Cold War Museum. Also delight in a unique backstage tour and live performance at the dazzling Moscow State Circus. In St Petersburg, see the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Museum of Water. Gain a greater understanding of the country’s naval history with a visit to the Central Naval Museum and be captivated by the sparkling Catherine Palace and Peterhof, the great summer estate and artistic gem of Peter the Great. Finally, join in a master class in painting Matryoshka Dolls and have fun on a traditional Troika ride.




Northern Brazil: A Family Exploration

Cox and Kings USA


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Cox and Kings USA®
NORTHERN BRAZIL: Amazon, Culture and Beaches
A Family Exploration

Explore the richness of the Amazon and the beauty of Brazil on this exhilarating journey with Cox & Kings — the world’s most experienced travel company.

Brazil covers over half the area of South America and is home to some of its most spectacular geography. This journey begins at Manaus, a stunning neoclassic city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Explore the culture and history of Salvador. Top off your journey with the beautiful white sand beaches of Trancoso.

  • Discover Amazon Pink Dolphins
  • Swim amidst the untouched beauty of a living coral reef
  • Stay in the comfort of a Relais & Chateaux resort
  • Learn the art of Capoeira
  • Children receive a 15% discount!
$3,745 PER PERSON*

Price valid through Dec. 15, 2011



Accommodations, breakfast, full board during your Amazon Lodge stay, entrance fees, all transfers and touring with Knowledgeable Local English- Speaking guides. Private Journeys depart daily subject to availability.

DAY 1: After arrival in Manaus, meet and greet with the lodge’s guide and private transfer to Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge.
DAY 2: Meet the inhabitants of the Amazon, the Pink Dolphins, and tour of handicraft studios and naval shipyard in Novo Airao.
DAY 3: Piranha fishing and visit the isolated Tiririca community on the Rio Negro.
DAY 4: Canoe rowing through the region’s creeks and flooded forest. Fly to Salvador and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and connect with the rich history, the vibrancy of the music and the incredibly tasty Bahian Food.
DAY 5: Take a historic tour of colonial Salvador city. Then enjoy a Bahian Cuisine lesson or a Capoeira demonstration.
DAY 6: Fly to Trancoso and take a scenic ride to your Relais and Chateaux Resort.
DAY 7: Bike, walk on the beach, listen to music and dine at Trancoso’s main plaza.
DAY 8: Discover Trancoso’s many natural pools and secluded beaches.
DAY 9: Depart Trancosco.

*Offer valid through December 15, 2011. New bookings only. Promotions are not combinable with any other discounts. Bahia Cooking Class and Capoeira Dancing Class offer is based on availability and applies to bookings made by July 31, 2011.