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OCTOBER 2015 newsletter and special offers


October 2015–Special Offers & Travel News

Hi all:October has brought around some great last-minute offers for those of you with flexibility!  And the dollar is still strong against the euro:  as of this writing 1E = $1.14.  And Africa is still a tremendous value, particularly South Africa!  1 $USD  = 13 Rand, unbelievable.  And with good deals on air out there–such as British Airways Business Class RT Wash DC  to Barcelona in mid-June 2016 for $1500 USD, October is a great time to be thinking about and even booking your travel for 2016.  See below for something that might strike your fancy!

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30th Anniversary of Out of Africa

This seven-time Academy Award Winner enthralled all of us with its depiction of the true love story between Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton set amidst the timeless beauty of Kenya.

And now Virtuoso supplier A&K is offering a very special Out of Africa experience for our clients!  10 days in Kenya and Tanzania, including a visit to Karen Blixen’s house and museum via vintage car, a picnic on the very location site featured in the movie poster shown here, a photo op with the biplane movie prop and a visit to Finch Hatton’s grave, along with safari game drives and first class accommodations.  From $9,999 pp. land only.


There are expiration dates on all of these so call me for details.

AMA Waterways:  FREE AIR for the last 2015 sailings and early 2016 sailings, plus significant savings on  staterooms.  CALL ME for details if interested.  Ama will have 2 brand new ships in 2016 that will feature connecting staterooms and 350 sq ft suites,  and a brand new “Taste of Bordeaux” itinerary that I am ready to go on myself:)

CRYSTAL CRUISES POP UP SALE:  Save $300 per person in Veranda category and receive $100 spa credit per stateroom.

OCEANIA:  November 1, 2016 sailing will be hosted  by legendary chef Jacques Pepin and will feature special menus, excursions and culinary classes.  From Venice to Rome, from $3,899 pp including air!   Cruiser Foodies, this one’s for you!

REGENT:  $200 shipboard credit for any booking until 10/31/15 in honor of “Plan a Cruise” month

SEABOURNE:  2016 Europe on sale, free Verandah Suite upgrade, reduced deposits, must be booked by 11/15/15.

WINDSTAR:  Save up to 60& off cruisefares and get 2 FREE hotel nights pre-post cruise on select departures!

UNIWORLD:  $200 shipboard credit for any 2016 booking as our exclusive Virtuoso amenity!


MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTELS:  Stay 3, get 1 Night FREE promotion from 1/4/16 to 4/3/16.  Must be booked by 11/15.

Stay at participating hotels for 4 nights or more and get treated to afternoon tea on us!  Includes The Goring, The Milestone, The Ritz, Rosewood London and more.

ST. REGIS ASPEN:  4th night free until 12/20!

SALAMANDER in Middleburg, VA: 3rd night FREE promo until 11/24/15.  Check out our website next week as I will be touring this new resort and posting pics on my Travel Blog.  Seems like a great option for a couples long weekend or Girls Getaway.

Some Final Thoughts–

  • The good old USA has plenty to see!  Every year I have clients go on a Tauck National Parks tour, such as America’s Canyonlands, and they rave about it.  Tauck has expanded their Parks itineraries for 2016 and  have Ken Burns tours as well.
  • The Rocky Mountaineer is a luxury train through the Pacific Northwest and also the Canadian Rockies that people are also crazy about.
  • There are wonderful family-friendly resorts and romantic boutique properties throughout the US that will surprise and delight you.  I will be visiting Salamander next week, down in Middleburg VA so check out our website in the Travel Blog section as I will write a review and post some pics.

I have a lot of travel coming up in Nov/Dec and will be posting on the website and in various social media so look out for me!  Updates on Disney World, South Beach, the brand new NCL megaship ESCAPE, and a flying safari through Botswana are all on the way.

As always, we are ready for all your luxury travel  planning needs.

Enjoy the cool crisp weather of October!


Denise Burcksen| LUXURY TRAVEL ADVENTURES | 301-217-0027 | denise@luxurytraveladventures.com | www.luxurytraveladventures.com

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