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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

April 18 - 26, 2015

Witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife— including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures.

Another tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. You may witness the red lava streaming down the sides as you hear the volcano’s grumbling. Relax as you soak in the ecothermal hot springs and perhaps watch the lava flow down the volcano—a spectacular sight! In Monteverde, visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelots, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species.

On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll also have a chance to visit local farms to learn about the local culture and industries. So be sure to grab your swimsuit and prepare yourself for a trip of a lifetime—a trip filled with wildlife, scenic waterways, tropical rainforests, and knowledgeable guides to help you learn about Costa Rica.

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Iceland and Fjords

June 26 - July 11, 2015

Join PASSHE Alumni & Friends Travel Coordinator Steven DiGuiseppe of Millersville University as he hosts this special cruise sailing roundtrip from Southampton, England. Your cruise will take you to some of the most beautiful places on earth—Iceland and the spectacular Norwegian fjords! All on the beautiful Celebrity Eclipse, a ship who has dazzled and amazed even the most well-traveled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping veranda views. Celebrity Eclipse hosts Qsine®, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world, and Celebrity iLounge, a hip, modern Internet café offering guests what they have asked for—easy access to the Internet, inspiring classes and latest tech gadgets. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck's Lawn Club and the incredibly pampering services in Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, and you may never want to set foot on land again.

And if you haven’t experienced traveling with Steve, you won’t want to miss your chance to do so. He is definitely the host with the most!! Those who have travelled with him on past PASSHE trips always ask when he will be hosting another trip!

Spectacular ports of call, a beautiful ship and a fabulous host - this trip will surely be one not to be missed!!

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Chateaux, Rivers and Wine

August 14 - 22, 2015

Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills along the rivers of Aquitaine have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines: Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux are but a handful of the appellations that make Bordeaux wines world-famous. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux stretches along the river bank, inviting visitors to savor its grand architecture, tempting cafés and superb museums. Celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you enjoy an in-depth view of this region and cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.

This was one of Viking River Cruises most popular itineraries in 2014 selling out as much as a year in advance! Book early so you won’t be disappointed!!

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Oahu Explorer

October 28 - November 7, 2015

Hawaii is a magnificent meld of lush rainforests, sky-high waves, ancient kingdoms, World War II history and beauty of volcanic proportions. Explore Oahu’s top attractions in depth on a land-based tour before your 7-day cruise. Experience the traditions of some of Hawaii’s original habitants at the Polynesian Cultural Center and Kualoa Ranch. Wander through the surfing town of Haleiwa, part of Oahu’s legendary north shore where surfers hang ten. Honor the lives lost at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial, and walk in General MacArthur’s footsteps on the Surrender Deck of the battleship USS Missouri. This is the time to discover what paradise means to you, whether it’s pounding the surf, exploring the mountains and untouched beauty of Kualoa Mountain Ridge, or learning an authentic hula dance. So much to see, do and experience.

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Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Nuremberg • Regensburg • Passau • Linz • Melk • Vienna

 

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December 1 - 9 , 2015

Christmas trees aglow with white candles. The wafting harmonies of Handel, Bach-and "Silent Night" ... sumptuous gingerbread cakes, and handmade wood carvings ... and the warm, happy spirit of the season is all around you. Experience the essence of Christmastime in Europe on this popular holiday getaway, and cruise through the most beloved ports of Austria and Germany. You'll explore the region's craft-filled Christmas Markets exclusively in the company of like-minded American travelers, and view storybook medieval towns in all their holiday finery. Along with spending convivial moments with others who share the Christmas spirit, you will enjoy ALL meals onboard, including wine, beer, and soft drinks with dinner. Only Grand Circle brings you this unique and comprehensive holiday River Cruise package at such an unbeatable value!

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