Click on the image below to open a welcome introduction by Phil Swartz, president of Holiday Cruises & Tours:
July 10, 2019
6 PM
2522 Capital Circle, NE
Suite 7
Tallahassee, FL
Silversea Galapagos

Phil Swartz
August 20, 2019
6 PM
2522 Capital Circle, NE
Suite 7
Tallahassee, FL
Oceania Night

Andy Fuentes
Exploring the Emerald Island
with Brendan Vacations
by Lila Shimizu 
I traveled with Brendan Vacations on a Guided tour with some locally hosted experiences added to it. It was a nice combination to see a smaller area like Dublin and then explore the country of Ireland.
Dublin is a great walking city, it is best not to have a car in the city. The private passenger vehicles are only allowed in the city center during certain times, leaving public transportation to have full access. The trip started off by meeting my local host, George. He is a retired driver and tour director. We chatted in the hotel lobby, where he reviewed my Dublin itinerary with me, gave me insight into the city and answered any questions I had. This helped give me the security and confidence to navigate the city on my own.
Besides plenty of free time, I had a hop-on/hop-off bus pass, which is a great way to get your bearings in the city. I also scheduled a private car and driver half day tour of Newgrange.
Newgrange is a passage tomb that dates back to the Stone Age. It is said to be older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza! During the Winter Solstice the sun lines up with a roof-box above the entry, and it slowly extends to the rear of the chamber lighting the whole room. Some of the locals I had met hadn’t even been here before.
I felt like I learned a lot more about the destination by having George and a driver with me. They were able to give different commentary on what we saw. George provided me with facts and highlights, and my driver was able to offer more local insight.
One of the best things about this trip was getting to spend so much time with Beverly (we had not seen each other in 5 years). I enjoyed meeting and learning about their life and culture. I selected this itinerary because I love river cruising and I have longed to go to Vietnam for about 20 years. It was on my bucket list. I felt like I would get to see the highlights of the 2 countries with this itinerary and I did.

The must-see highlights for me were the markets in Saigon, Hanoi, Seam Reap, and the local villages we visited; Angkor Archaeological Park, the water puppet show, and an overnight stay aboard a ship on Ha Long Bay. You must experience an ox-cart ride, a trishaw ride and a rickshaw ride (cyclo).

I would definitely recommend both the pre/post cruise packages. The hotels were luxurious, and we had interesting tours that we could choose. I could not believe the price was so reasonable after seeing the hostels and the tours offered.
This was my 5th AmaWaterways River Cruise, and the AmaDara is by far the most luxurious of the ships I have been on. It was built in Vietnam and the woodwork and Oriental decor are fabulous. The service was over the top.

Travel arrangements by Chynell Jefferson .
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Designated a World Heritage Site, The Galapagos Islands are approximately 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific. It is one of the most isolated places in the world and supports an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. This unique situation inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
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Epic route forged by
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 April 23, 2020
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Painting classes on-board

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Hosted by Paul Gilbert, Senior Pastor at Four Oaks Church

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Hosted by Kathy Harris

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August 13, 2020

Hosted by
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4-Nights departure on
October 29, 2020

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Hosted by
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6-Days departing
September 12, 2019

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Host by
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7 days departing
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Hosted by
Chynell Jefferson

3-Days departing
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Contact Cheynell Jefferson for information: 386-7327

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Hosted by
Chynell Jefferson

5 days departing
April 20, 2020

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