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Travel Tips of the Week 12-15-08

By Jean Strauber

Vantage River Cruises is offering a savings of $4,000 per couple on an Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea: Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia if you book by December 19, 2008 for January 27 and February 23, 2009 departures. Only 5 cabins left for a land and cruise tour that follows the footsteps of Lawrence Arabia. The traveler will also have the opportunity to explore the treasures of the Red Sea on the 7-night privately chartered m/v Harmony G! On this tour you’ll discover the allure of some of the world’s oldest cities, including Amman; Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; Duba (Saudi Arabia), an ancient town on the road to Mecca; and Cairo with an included excursion to the Great pyramids and the Sphinx as well as Alexandria (Egypt).

Vantage Cruises

Vantage Cruises

Other features include 20 sightseeing tours and cultural connections; 38 meals that also include the Welcome and Farewell Dinner and all onboard meals with wine served daily during dinner; 8-nights at Deluxe and Superior First-Class hotels in Amman, Petra, Alexandria and Cairo; all transfers and baggage handling while overseas except customs. The savings: $100 per couple with advance savings purchase plus up to $400 per couple on reduced domestic airfares and additional savings of $2600 per couple on the last few remaining cabins in January and February.

Vantage also is offering the opportunity to add a 4- night optional extension to Jerusalem, Israel for only $899 per person (double occupancy). For more information contact your travel professional, our travel advertisers or me at trvlwritr2@aol.com. Refer to promotional code number EM19480. wordsearch

More Savings! Vantage is also offering savings of up to $3,400 per couple on their most popular river cruise, Castles Along the Rhine & Danube. If you reserve by December 18, 2008 you’ll receive: $500 per person Advance Purchase Savings, $200 per person savings off the May 6, 2009 departure date; $500 per person off the June 23 and $750 p;er person savings on the June 28, 2009 plus FREE air from 25 cities.

The Castle Along the Rhine & Danube will take you to quaint villages where you’ll have the opportunity to explore these cultural gems. Wonderful scenery that rivals the enchanting scenes of a storybook… craggy cliffs crowned by mighty castles…medieval towns with cross-timbered houses and cobblestone streets..and the grand cities of Amsterdam, Vienna (you must sample some of their delicious Viennese pastries) and Budapest which you’ll visit along the way.

Two extra special treats are a wine tasting of local vintages and a classical concert in Vienna. Highlights include 14 nights aboard a Deluxe Vantage riverboat in an outside river view stateroom; all meals (42); 12 included tours; four European Vantage Program Managers; all Vantage Riverboats that have been refurbished for the 2009 season adding many enhancements; and you’ll only unpack only once! You might want to take advantage of the 2-night optional extensions to Amsterdam or Budapest! This offer is only good if you book online on their secured site by Deceember 18.

Go to http:www.vantagetravel. com/rha09. Promotion Code is EM19460. For more information about Vantage River Cruises consult your travel professional, our travel advertisers or me at trvlwritr2@aol.com.

Jean Strauber

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