Travelers can ride historic trains of California, explore Alaska by land and sea, or sail the Galapagos with a selection of tours from USTOA members, all of whom have met the travel industry’s highest standards. Among the associations member offerings are four representative samples.
California history by rail
Historic Trains of California, 10 days, nine nights
Rail buffs can relive California Gold Rush days, as they ride four historic trains in San Francisco, Sonora, Sacramento, and Fort Bragg on Collette Vacations’ 10 day, nine night "Historic Trains of California" tour. From $2,249 per person, land only, the tour includes hotel accommodations, 14 meals, most sightseeing, and four daytime train rides. Book by February 15, 2012 for travel valid through April 15, 2012. Air fare is additional. For reservations phone 1-800-528-9917 or visit www.collettevacations.com.
Alaska: land and sea
Alaska Cruise Plus Land Tour, seven-day cruise, plus up to eight nights on land
Travelers can add up to eight nights land arrangements with visits to Glacier Bay and Denali National Park, on a Princess Tours’ “Alaska 7-day Cruise Plus Land Tour.” Available from May 15 through September 15, the cruise/land package can be booked anytime. Airfare to departure point is not included, and price varies by length of tour and inclusions. For reservations phone 1-800-PRINCESS or visit www.princess.com.
Cruising the Galapagos Islands
Two Ways to See the Galapagos, 10 days, nine nights
Take a small ship journey on Lindblad Expeditions’ 10 day, 9 night expedition package. This "Galapagos" vacation package features one night in Guayaquil before and after the cruise, seven nights aboard ship, all meals, activities, excursions, and the services of an expert expedition staff. Priced from $4,980 per person through July 15, 2011, the package can be booked anytime. For reservations phone 1-800-397-3348 or visit www.expeditions.com.
Combine cruising with a full educational program on a “Galapagos Voyage aboard International Expeditions’ "Evolution," sailing to eight different islands. An experienced expedition leader and two naturalist guides accompany this 10 day, 9 night International Expeditions tour. Price starts at $4,798 per person through December 31, 2011. Included are the seven-night cruise with lectures and field interpretation, daily island transfers, excursions aboard Zodiacs, snorkeling gear, wet suits, and kayaks. Also included are two nights in Guayaquil, Ecuador with a city motorcoach tour, most meals, snacks and all bottled water, plus arrival and departure transfers. This tour can be booked anytime based on availability. Airfare is additional. For reservations phone 1-800-633-4734 or visit www.ietravel.com.
All prices are based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional on all above programs. Restrictions and additional security fees, departure and local taxes and fees may apply. Rates may vary by date.
For more information and a list of member companies serving the U.S. and Galapagos Islands visit: www.USTOA.com.