Romantic Lake Como

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Imagine: Indulging in rustic Italian cuisine, Roman relics, and Baroque masterworks on an 11-day odyssey that combines a picturesque overland exploration of Lake Como and Venice with an extended cruise through the Adriatic and along Italy’s west coast. The highlight of this itinerary is Lake Como.

Windstar’s Lake Como & Adriatic Romance Cruise Tour includes two nights at the Villa d’Este, a private boat tour, and the opportunity to see some of the stunning locations on this famous lake, known as much for its celebrity sightings as its natural beauty and elegant old villas.

Just take a look………..

The first stop will be in Tremezzo, home to the most famous villa on Lake Como – Villa Carlotta.
Tour Villa Carlotta, one of the many impressive villas on the lake.
Walk through the beautiful gardens of Villa Carlotta.
And take in the stunning views from the unique vantage point
Then re-board the boat to cross the lake to Bellagio, considered the jewel of the lake.
Learn more about the residents here on a lively walking tour of the town and dine on local cuisine at a restaurant overlooking the lake.
Explore Bellagio on your own and take in the sights including the San Giacomo Church.
Return by boat back to Villa d’Este with the evening at your leisure and stay overnight.
And look forward to the morning sunrise and breakfast before departing Lake Como.

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Experience Venice’s Spectacular Beauty in Under 4 Minutes

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Experience Venice’s Spectacular Beauty in Under 4 Minutes:

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Shared Videos: Columbia River in 1.5 minutes

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When you think of a “river cruise”, that’s not just limited to Europe; we have some stunning river cruises right here in the USA!  Take 1.5 minutes to view these scenes along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest……

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Shared Videos: Highclere Castle in 3 minutes

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For anyone who has seen Downton Abbey, the fascination with Highclere Castle seems to live on and on!  Here is a 3 minute video from Viking.TV, which is a very nice ‘visit’……..

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Shared Videos: 2 Minutes in Cape Cod

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Spend two minutes in Cape Code with this nicely presented video from Travel+Leisure:

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Cruise Escapes Update

August 13, 2020

We hope this update finds you and your family all well and staying safe.

Five months ago today was our last day in the office before we began working from home, due to the Covid outbreak.  At this point, we are unsure exactly when we will return to the office for regular hours, but we just wanted to remind you that we remain available to you in the meantime via email, or by leaving a voicemail on our office number.

As for when we expect cruises to resume, well that remains a very good question!  The cruise lines association, CLIA, and the CDC are in the process of determining what protocols will be necessary to provide a safe and enjoyable travel experience.  Then there is also the issue of immigration and what restrictions may be in place from individual countries within a given cruise itinerary.  So while we are somewhat skeptical about any cruises resuming in 2020, we remain optimistic about departures into 2021.

We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to the day when our normal office hours can resume.  In the meantime, we are just an email, or voicemail away!

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Shared Videos: Bavaria in 60 Seconds!

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Bavaria is certainly one of the most beautiful areas in Germany and here is a very nice video, which highlights this wonderful region in only 60 seconds! …..

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Shared Videos: Avalon Dream

Beautifully presented, short video from Avalon Waterways and the Globus Family of Brands; take a look…..

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It’s not too late to send your photos, if you have not done so already; we’d love to add

them to our upcoming posts!  If so, please email to info@CruiseEscapes.com and include

the location where each photo was taken.

More will follow soon; watch for our next post !

 

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Shared Videos: Castles of Germany

Travel + Leisure posts some beautiful, short destination videos on Facebook.  Here is their one featuring Castle of Germany and it is a bit awesome! …..

Castles of Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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All Aboard!

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Take a one minute virtual train ride aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer in this very scenic video…..

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Rocky Mountaineer is not inexpensive, but the experience is priceless! 

Contact us for details when you are ready for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not too late to send your photos, if you have not done so already; we’d love to add

them to our upcoming posts!  If so, please email to info@CruiseEscapes.com and include

the location where each photo was taken.

More will follow soon; watch for our next post !

 

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