Travel International Club adds Cuba and River cruises

Sail to Cuba on the beautiful Viking Star! February 21-28, 2019. Prices start at only $2999 with air for $199. The price includes the sailing, all meals, unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner and an excursion in each port.

Join us for a cruise commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Paris and Normandy river cruise on Uniworld! A journey steeped in wonder. Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny, and the famed Normandy beaches. April 21-28, 2019.

Add on Colors of Provence on AmaWaterways; a fabulous cruise through Provence on the beautiful Rhone River. From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages from Bourgogne, Beaujolias and Cotes du Rhone. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provencal cooking skills and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired! Add on visits to Paris and Barcelona for an extended vacation. May 2-9, 2018.

Experience a 12-day river cruise/tour on the Danube with Avalon Waterways and enjoy this passion play performed every 10 years! Even though it’s nearly two years away, the play often sells out two years in advance. With only a $250/person deposit, you can hold your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! June 25-July 6, 2020. The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and it is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. A man travelling back to the town for Christmas had accidentally brought the plague with him. The man died from the plague and it began spreading throughout Oberammergau. After the vow was made, not another inhabitant of the town died from the bubonic plague and all of the town members that were still suffering from the plague recovered. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary (though the 1940 performance was cancelled due to the onset of the Second World War in 1939). It involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.

Meetings will start up again in November and the date will be announced.

For information, please contact Cindy Watty, Travel International Club President, watty.cindy@gmail.com, or 623-505-3004. Check out these trips at www.alfrescotravel.com and click on “upcoming trips”.