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Spring in the Alps with Southern Germany May 2015

Alps and Southern Germany

Welcome in Spring with a trip to the Alps and Southern Germany.

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The Best of the Western Mediterranean May 2015


The “Best” way to arrive in Monte-Carlo for the Grand Prix is by ship. The 680 Passenger “yacht-like” Cruise Ship “Azamara Journey” is just the perfect size. It affords large Cruise Ship amenities and exotic Ports-of-Call unattainable by large commercial Cruise Ships.

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The Ship is the Destination


After you leisurely board the “Oasis of the Seas” on Saturday, you will be refreshed and sitting at poolside having lunch! Once you unpack you know you are in for a treat! You can look forward to great service, fine dining and great entertainment at sea including Broadway musicals, Headliner show, Ice skating shows, Live music, and Stand-up comedy. Explore the many lounges and exciting extras on this amazing floating city sized resort. Flights and pre-hotel packages are available.

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Dream Cruise from Fun New Orleans Feb. 1-8, 2015


You will be “Living the Dream” on The Carnival Dream. The ship itself is a unique experience with the fun RedFrog Rum Bar and the very cool BlueIguana Tequila Bar. Get your appetite ready, because you will need it. The Dream features two dual-level dining rooms, a gourmet steakhouse and of course, the everybody-loves-it Lido Restaurant. It also features Ocean Plaza, which combines tasty treats with perhaps even tastier entertainment. Entertainment options are all up and down the ship, as is water-based fun, from the heart-racing action at Water Works to the soul-soothing Cloud 9 Spa. And with Three Exotic Ports-of-Call you will have fun on and off the ship!

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Cruise to Margaritaville with Fun and Friends!


Join your fellow GBUM embers and Friends as we “Cruise to Margaritaville” with Princess Cruise Lines. What a great time to leave the Midwest winter for an exciting luxury Eastern Caribbean Cruise. This is no ordinary cruise; it features four exotic Ports-of-Call and special fun for GBU Members and their Guests.

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Embark on an adventure and discover North America’s most scenic, historic and culturally rich region on a Canada/New England cruise. Trace the path of American independence; explore always-exciting Newport and Boston and sample the delights of St. John and exciting Halifax Canada. You are free to explore “on your own” at all the “ports-of-call” or optional tours are available from Princess Cruise Lines.

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Fall in Love with Italy!

This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights in the most comfortable way. Three nights in Rome include a special welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome, and guided sightseeing featuring St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum. A special visit has been included to see Michelangelo’s Moses. On the way to Florence visit the Piazza del Campo in Siena and picturesque San Gimignano. The three nights in Florence feature guided sightseeing with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David, Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb; also visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and splendid Verrazzano Castle, where you will taste the Chianti wines and enjoy lunch. Two nights in Venice include visits to St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace with the Bridge of Sighs, and an unforge ttable Venetian lagoon cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano with lunch. Also stop in Verona and see Juliet’s Balcony and the Arena. End in Milan, where you’re walking tour features a visit to the museum of the famous LaScala Opera House. Also admire the glass-domed Galleria and the gothic Duomo, followed by a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Spring in Italy, what an experience!

Cover Italy’s main sights on this unforgettable vacation. Start in Rome, and visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Colosseum, and more. Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, visit the cathedral and taste local pastries in a traditional pasticceria. Arrive in Assisi, to visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Admire Michelangelo’s David and sculpture-studded Signoria Square, before continuing to St. Anthony’s Padua. Spend a full day in romantic Venice: ride a private boat, and your guided walking tour features St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sigh s, then watch a glassblower demonstration. In Verona, see Juliet’s balcony and the Arena, then, arrive in Milan where your 2 night – stay allows time to explore Milan’s dynamic center, as well as to join a wonderful excursion to Lake Como, where a boat ride brings you to picturesque Bellagio. Return to Milan and enjoy a special farewell risotto dinner at a local restaurant.

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MET Concert Cruise with Olivia Newton-John!386_4salzburg-austria

Flights to Orlando, transfer to the beautiful Carnival Sensation and depart for 4-days of fun and a live concert by Olivia Newton-John!

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Alpine Adventures with the Sound of Music!386_Stone_with_Blue_mirrored_water

An Experience of a Lifetime awaits you on this exclusive tour to the Bavarian Alps. No packing and unpacking as you have a wonderful city center hotel in beautiful Salzburg for the entire tour. With world famous sights and experiences nearby it’s a perfect home base and a fun place to stay.

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The Best of the Western Parks and Lodges-sold out last time


On this fun – filled vacation, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin your trip in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and visit to Badlands National Park with its stunning sce nery. Spend two nights in Custer State Park at the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious stone and wood lodge set in a beautiful mountain valley that served as the “Summer White House” for President Coolidge. Here, enjoy a buffalo safari and chuck wagon co okout. Visit the world’s largest mammoth – remains excavation site in Hot Springs, explor e Custer State Park, and visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial.

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Annual Alaska Awesome Adventure

North Bound Cruises are the best value in Alaska Cruise Tours. You experience the awesome ports of the “Inside Passage and College Fjord” then take a Princess exclusive train to wilderness. You get off the ship and onto your “Midnight Sun Express” Rail Car for a once-in-a-lifetime train ride! You then have two nights at the number one destination in Alaska’s interior, Denali National Park and the incredible Princess Denali Lodge. Next you travel to the awesome Princess Mt. McKinley Lodge at the base of “The Big One – Mt. McKinley.” Then you have time to explore amazing Anchorage all in prime summer time daylight. It really does not get completely dark in the summer time!

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Switzerland and Austria – The Alps in the Summer

Join your friends at MET Tour s as we visit a country so beautiful that even pictures cannot do it justice. I f ever a destination can be described as “life – changing,” it has to be the Alpine area of Switzerland and Austria. The sheer beauty and magnitude of the Alps combined with the warmth of the locals will make for a lifetime of memories.

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