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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Several travel companies are offering special savings on their value-priced vacations for off-season travel in Europe. Taking place from November through early April, these departures typically are less expensive than summer trips that follow similar itineraries.

Here are the offers.

Save up to 5% on Trafalgar trips like Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland and Great Italian Cities.

Fly from $299 to Ireland or fly from $499 to Scotland from select gateways with CIE Tours.

Save with early payment discounts on Insight departures -- prices shown reflect discounts of up to 5%. Applies to Amazing Spain & Portugal, Easy Pace Italy and more.

The U.S. is one of the most popular tour destinations for our customers. This week, I'll highlight American Queen Steamboat Company, which offers overnight sailings on the Mississippi, Columbia and other U.S. rivers. The line has the following offers for our customers who book certain cabin categories.

Save $400 to $1,400 per couple ($200 to $700 per person) off select 2017 sailings when you book by September 30. Departures include Christmas Markets cruises on the Mississippi, a fall foliage trip in the Pacific Northwest and New Year's itineraries.

Pay reduced rates on select 2017 sailings like Nashville Holiday and Vineyards, Vintages and Varietals. Book and pay in full by September 23. Prices shown reflect discounts.

Save $400 to $2,400 per couple ($200 to $1,200 per person) off 2018 departures. Among options are four-day Mississippi River cruises from New Orleans, departures of the Bourbon itinerary and Mighty Mississippi voyages between New Orleans and Red Wing, Minnesota.

The line launched the new 166-passenger American Duchess last month on the Mississippi and its tributaries. Among accommodations are 550-square-foot Loft Suites (with dining and lounging areas, a bathroom and balcony downstairs and a bedroom and second bath upstairs). It joins two other contemporary paddle wheelers: the 432-passenger American Queen, the largest riverboat sailing overnight on the Mississippi River, and the 237-guest American Empress, which cruises through a magnificent panorama of waterfalls, mountains and canyons along the Columbia and Snake.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is known for its beautifully designed ships, personalized service and superb cuisine. Its European cruises are a terrific value, as the upfront rate includes all of the following: scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days, a choice of shore excursions, shipwide Wi-Fi, all gratuities on board and on shore, all meals on board, unlimited beverages on the ship (local wines, craft beers, spirits, juices, mineral water and more), 24-hour room service, concierge services and in-suite butlers.

For travel in 2018, the line has the following money-saving offers for our customers.

Airfare is included from select gateways for departures in Uniworld's Masterpiece Collection of European itineraries. Book by September 30. This offer is combinable with the company's early booking discount that follows.

Save 10% off sailings in Europe, Asia and Egypt when you book and pay in full by September 30.

Click here to see all Uniworld offers.

Among Uniworld's offerings are Connoisseur Collection Cruises, which highlight France's culinary traditions. Visit La Couronne restaurant in Rouen (where Julia Child had her first, life-changing lunch in France in 1948), join a truffle hunt on a farm in Grignan or attend a cooking demonstration in Lyon.

Uniworld also has designed a series of Generations Family Cruises. These trips have kid-friendly shore excursions and onboard activities as well as dedicated Family Hosts. And, travelers ages 4 to 17 save 50% off these sailings when accompanied by an adult.

Tour operators have designed many brand-new itineraries for 2018. I'll cover these in more detail in a future newsletter, but in the meantime, here are a few vacations that will be making their debut next year:

Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife, 9 days with Abercrombie & Kent
Rockin' Britain & Ireland, 14 days with CIE Tours
Icelandic Adventure, 10 days with Collette
Atlantic Canada's Coastal Wonders, 8 or 11 days with Cosmos
Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy, 9 days with Globus
Mediterranean Journey, 18 days with Insight
First Passage to the West Culinary Exploration, 10 days with Rocky Mountaineer
A Week in Paris and Provence, 8 days with Tauck
Geysers and Glaciers, 10 days with Trafalgar

There's still time to book one of our 2017 holiday-themed trips. Here's a sampling of what's available.

Christmas markets tours in Europe showcase the outdoor bazaars that are a longstanding tradition in towns across Germany and Austria. They're a great way to get into the festive spirit of the season. Booths decked out in sparkling lights display toys, ornaments, nutcrackers and creches, and shoppers snack on grilled sausages and gingerbread and sip hot mulled wine called glühwein as they browse the stalls.

You can attend the annual holiday lighting ceremony at Graceland on a November departure of the Elvis & the Southern Sounds vacation with Cosmos. Meanwhile, Collette offers seasonal tours of Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island (Southern Charm Holiday) or Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans (America's Music Cities Holiday). Or, watch the Rockettes perform their annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall during Collette's Spotlight on New York City Holiday.

Here are this week's Top 15 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre, 9 days with Trafalgar. Begins and ends in Milan. Save up to 10%. Starting at $1,796. Departures from April 21 through September 29, 2018.

2) Best of Morocco, 11 days with Insight. Begins and ends in Morocco. Save up to 10%. Starting at $1,868. Departures from April 6 through October 26, 2018.

3) Big Band, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in Pittsburgh and ends in Louisville. Save $1,000 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $1,999. Departs July 16, 2018.

4) Amazing Ireland, 14 days with Brendan Vacations. Begins and ends in Dublin. Save up to 10%. Starting at $2,475. Departures from April 22 through September 30, 2018.

5) Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 23 through December 28, 2018.

6) Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Waterways. Begins and ends in Porto. Fly from $495 per person. Starting at $2,595. Departures from April 14 through November 10, 2018.

7) Canada from East to West, 19 days with CostSaver by Trafalgar. Begins in Toronto and ends in Vancouver. Save $100 per couple. Starting at $2,750. Departures from April 14 through September 22, 2018.

8) Iconic Israel, 10 days with Collette. Begins in Tel Aviv and ends in Jerusalem. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $2,849. Departs May 9 and October 3, 2018 and March 20 and April 3, 2019.

9) Highlights of Britain, 15 days with CIE Tours. Begins and ends in London. Save 5%. Starting at $3,820. Departures from April 15 through October 7, 2018.

10) Spirit of South America, 15 days with Globus. Begins in Rio de Janeiro and ends in Lima. Save 10%. Starting at $4,709. Departures from January 16 through November 6, 2018.

11) 11 Day Beautiful Bordeaux, 11 days with Scenic Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Fly from $295 per person from select gateways. Starting at $5,995. Departures from May 8 through September 25, 2018.

12) The Complete South Pacific, 27 days with Collette. Begins in Cairns and ends in Auckland. Save $500 to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $6,999. Departures from October 14, 2017 through April 25, 2019.

13) India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges, 13 days with Uniworld. Begins in New Delhi and ends in Kolkata. Save 10% to 15%. Starting at $7,999. Departures from January 12 through December 8, 2018.

14) Adventure to Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent, 13 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Buenos Aires. Save up to 25%. Starting at $8,338. Departures from November 6, 2018 through February 15, 2019.

15) Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, 11 days with Quark Expeditions. Begins and ends in Longyearbyen. Save $3,000 per couple. Starting at $9,295. Departs June 12 & 22, 2018.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-680-2858. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Alan Fox
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