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Planning a dream Vacation? Let us help you cross it off your bucket List!

Absolute Travel Specialists, along with IG Wealth Management, invite you explore your options as we present Star Clipper & Majestic Tall Ships, river cruising with AMAWaterways and Escorted Land Tours with Insight Vacations.

Each Supplier will entice you with their exciting itineraries for the upcoming 2019/2020 travel seasons.

Please Join us November 22 at 7 PM for an evening of learning and making travel dreams a reality. We have something for every travel style.

Please RSVP to Elayne Pink at Absolute Travel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 902-455-2429.

NOVEMBER 22, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Brightwood Golf & Country Club
227 School St., Dartmouth, NS

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Refreshments available

Special Offers & Incentives

Fly Free from select Canadian cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*
Fly Free from select Canadian cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong River Cruises.*
$1,999 Globus Italian Escape Air-Inclusive Package on the December 9, 2018 departure.*
Receive a $125 per person KLM, Air France & Delta Air Credit on select 2019 Globus, Cosmos & Monograms Europe vacations.*
Save $200 per couple on select 2019 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos & Monograms vacations to Britain.*
September Wanderlist - 15% off select 2019 Monograms Peru vacations*
Book a group air block and save $1200 per person on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*
Save $400 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $400 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
FREE AIR + save $600 per person on select 2018 Europe river cruises.*
Book early and save $50 per person on 2019 Cosmos vacations worldwide*
Receive $900 per person air credit on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong cruises.*
Save $1300 per couple on 2019 Avalon Waterways Galapagos Island cruises.*
Save $2,600 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*
Save $1,300 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*
Save $1300 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Colorful India & the Ganges river.*
Save 5% on select 2020 Globus Asia, Africa and South Pacific vacations (EBDA).*
Save 10% per person on select 2020 Globus Europe, South & North America vacations (EBD).*
Single supplement waived on select 2020 Avalon Mekong river cruise departures*
Single supplement waived on select 2019 Avalon Mekong and Ganges river cruise departures*
Save $1,800 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $1,200 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $600 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $100 per person on a select 2018 Globus North America Vacation including a National Park when you book, name, and deposit a passenger, as part of a group*
Save $3,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Irrawaddy river cruises.*
Receive $299 per person air from select cities on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Irrawaddy cruises.*
Book 10 passengers on a select 2019 Avalon Waterways and 1 passenger travels for free*
5% off 2019 Globus Asia, Africa and South Pacific early bookings.*
Save 10% per person on 2019 Globus Europe, South and North America early booking vacations.*
Save $3,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises*
Receive free prepaid gratuities on 2019 Avalon Waterways Southeast Asia river cruises, when booking as part of a group*
Receive free prepaid gratuities and two free drink vouchers on 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises, when booking as part of a group*
Save $1,300 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong & Irrawaddy river cruises.*
Save $2,600 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong & Irrawaddy river cruises.*
Save $600 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $1,200 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $1,750 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Save $2,400 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Receive free prepaid gratuities on 2018 Avalon Waterways Southeast Asia river cruises, when booking as part of a group*
Receive free prepaid gratuities and two free drink vouchers on 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises, when booking as part of a group*
Single supplement waived on select 2018 Avalon Irrawaddy and Mekong river cruise departures*
Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

*Special offers and promotions printed on this page are valid for bookings made before October 23, 2018. For full list of promotions and disclaimers, please contact us.

In partnership with Niche Travel we are proud to offer limited availability on the following River Cruise:

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Nautical Itinerary:
Aboard AMA Certo

Sunday 24/03/19 Budapest Rakpart:  Depart 22:00
Monday 25/03/19 Budapest Rakpart: Depart 17:00
Tuesday 26/03/19 Bratislava: Arrive 9:00 - Depart 13:00
Tuesday 26/03/19 Vienna: Arrive 20:30 - Over Night in Port
Wednesday 27/03/19 Vienna: Depart 23:59
Thursday 28/03/19 Weissenkirchen : Arrive 8:30 - Depart 9:30
Thursday 28/03/19 Ybbs: Arrive 13:30 - Depart 14:00
Thursday 28/03/19 Grein: Arrive 17:00 - Over Night in Port
Friday 29/03/19 Grein: Depart 2:00
Friday 29/03/19 Linz: Arrive 7:00 - Depart 23:59
Saturday 30/03/19 Passau: Arrive 8:00 - Depart 12:00
Saturday 30/03/19 Vilshofen: Arrive 15:00 - Over Night in Port
Sunday 31/03/19 Vilshofen

Cabins Available

Dual Window Cabin on the Piano Deck
160 Square feet
D101 $3,549.00
D102 $3,549.00
D103 $3,549.00
D104 $3,549.00

French Balcony and Outside Balcony on the Violin Deck
3rd Deck: 210 Square feet
BA320 $5,089.00

Larger French Balcony and Outside Balcony on the Cello Deck
2nd Floor Deck: 235 Square feet
AB214 $5,299.00
AB215 $5,299.00
AB216 $5,299.00

Larger French Balcony and Outside Balcony on the Violin Deck
3rd Floor Deck: 235 Square feet
AA309 $5,559.00
AA310 $5,559.00

For more complete Details CLICK HERE

Custom Tours of One or all of the Maritime Provinces

Let us help you explore the scenic East Coast of Canada the way you want.

For More Information Click Here

The following are testimonials from our Tour Clients.

"Lord Nelson Hotel was great, and perfectly located.  We really enjoyed seeing Maud Lewis' tiny house at the Art Gallery. The next day, having lunch at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, the "Maudie" actor Ethan Hawke came in to eat with his family!  We were able to speak with him for a bit.
Favourite restaurants:  Bicycle Thief and Press Gang (we had "The Drill") in Halifax; Red Shoe Pub (we ate there twice); Windows on the Water in Montague; Georgetown Historic Inn; Piatto (great pizza) and The Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown; Main Street Restaurant and Bakery in Ingonish.
Cabot golf courses were amazing, I got my first-ever birdie on Cabot Links.  The PEI courses were lovely, too.
Donelda's Puffin Boat Tour was great.
Glenora Inn was lovely, we enjoyed the distillery tour. My only complaint would be that our room was in the brand-new log cabin which is quite a distance from the Inn, so we had to get in the car all the time.
There was some confusion at the Oak Island Resort, the dinner package we had (4 course meal with bottle of wine) puzzled the dining room manager, she claimed they didn't offer that, but I had the invoice which mentioned it so she honoured it. The food there was somewhat disappointing.  
We really enjoyed Charlottetown, did the double decker city tour as well as the Queens Square Walking Tour. In the evening, we went to Atlantic Blue, Tara MacLean's concert at the Guild Theatre, very good.
Lunenburg was beautiful. Visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and did a horse-drawn buggy tour.
Mahone Bay was super-crowded, so we didn't stay long.
Peggy's Cove is a must-see but as you warned, so crowded. We did that on our last day, driving the coastal route to the airport. We escaped Peggy's Cove and ate lunch further north. We enjoyed the drive.
It was a very relaxing vacation, great food. I loved the ceilidhs in the restaurants, particularly The Red Shoe Pub.  
The Hertz rental car was a Chrysler Pacifica, very roomy and a pleasure to drive."
Many thanks for putting together a fine vacation, Lisa and Don.

"Hello and thank you for checking back with us! We loved Nova Scotia! We were very pleased with your suggestion to do Halifax and Cape Breton. We loved the Marriott in Halifax. The room we were assigned at first overlooked the garage so we asked for one with a view, and we were able to get one for an additional $20 per night. It was much, much better. The breakfasts were great, and we ate dinner there once which was fine. Access to the parking garage from the hotel was excellent. We went to Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, and the Fisherman's Village near Dartmouth. The Distillery was satisfactory but not particularly to our liking because of its remoteness, but we understand that hotel options in the Cape are limited. Being so far on the western side of the Cape, it was a long trek to get anywhere. We did the Cabot Trail which was beautiful and we found a nice restaurant on the water for lunch. We also went to the Highland Village which we loved. We would have liked to see more but anything else was too far to drive to. Our room at the lodge was a little too rustic for us (no closet, shower very small and was difficult to start, no phone to the desk) and we had to drive to the main building to get sodas, ice, water or anything else we needed. On the positive side, the TV and the heat/AC and internet were very good. Breakfast was very good, dinner in the pub not great, and we didn't try the dining room. Thank you for all your assistance, and we used your pamphlet to guide us which was very helpful. We hope to get back someday and do the south and north shores, and PEI. Everyone in your office was very helpful and we appreciate that. In fact, all Canadians we met were very friendly and courteous. We felt like we were in the USA." Sincerely,Ken and Pam  

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

7-Night - Amsterdam to Basel
From $ 3334 pp cruise only

Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town; are all timeless traditions handed down through the centuries. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine. On the river cruise, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Day 1    Amsterdam: EMBARKATION
Day 2    Amsterdam: Canal Cruise and City Tour
     Scenic cruising
Day 3    Cologne: City tour, cathedral and Christmas Market
    OR Kölsch beer tasting     
    OR Cologne bike tour     
Day 4    Rüdesheim: Wine tasting
    OR Gondola ride    
    OR Rheingau bike tour    
    Christmas Market
    Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum
    OR Rüdesheimer Coffee    
Day 5    Mannheim: Heidelberg excursion and Christmas Market
    OR Medieval Speyer and Christmas Market     
Day 6    Strasbourg: City tour and Christmas Market
    OR Old Town bike tour    
    Christmas Market
Day 7    Breisach: Riquewihr walking tour and Christmas Market
    OR Freiburg excursion with Christmas Market     
    OR Breisach bike tour    

Magnificient Europe: Christmas Cruise
14-Night - Budapest to Amsterdam
From $ 6169 pp cruise only

Those longing for romance, intrigue, history and culture of Old World Europe will relish the opportunity to travel from the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest, to the “City of Canals,” Amsterdam. Follow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey along three rivers and through five fascinating countries. The natural wonders of the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers yield way to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Cologne’s Gothic Cathedral, the Würzburg Residenz Palace, Bamberg and Regensburg’s charming Old Towns, and the Melk Abbey—to name a few. Whimsical delights from Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim to the crooked houses in Miltenberg, will enchant. And since you will be traveling during the most festive time of the year, enjoy plenty of onboard celebrations. All of this and more awaits on one all-encompassing magnificent journey.
COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands
RIVERS: Rhine, Danube, Main

Day 1    Budapest: EMBARKATION
    Illuminations Cruise
Day 2    Budapest: City tour
Day 3    Vienna: City tour and Christmas Markets
    OR Alte Donau bike tour     
    Free time
    OR Klosterneuberg Abbey bike tour     
Day 4    Melk: Benedictine Abbey
    OR Danube bike tour     
Day 5    Passau: Walking tour
    OR Passau bike tour     
    OR Passau Castle hike     
Day 6    Regensburg: Walking tour
    OR Bavarian specialties tasting     
    OR Walhalla bike tour     
Day 7    Nuremberg: Cruise Main-Danube Canal
    Nuremberg City Tour
Day 8    Nuremberg: Munich Excursion
Day 9    Bamberg: Walking tour and smoked beer tasting
    OR Bamberg bike tour     
    OR Bamberg specialties tasting     
Day 10    Würzburg: City tour and Residenz Palace tour
    OR Würzburg bike tour     
Day 11    Wertheim: Walking tour
    OR Main River bike tour     
    OR Pretzel bakery visit and tasting     
    Miltenberg Walking tour
Day 12    Rüdesheim: Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum
    OR Vineyard hike     
    OR Wine tasting     
    Rhine Gorge Scenic cruising
Day 13    Cologne: Walking tour and cathedral visit
    OR Kölsch Beer tasting     
Day 14    Amsterdam: Canal Cruise & City Tour
    OR Jordaan District walking tour     
    OR Jewish Heritage tour     
Day 15    Amsterdam: DISEMBARKATION

Concert Events

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We arrange full or partial packages to see your favorite Artist.
Below is the current 2018 Schedule for Events in Toronto.
We also arrange packages in any City of your choice for your ultimate concert experience.

2018 Concert Schedule

October 9, 2018 - Justin Timberlake
October 11, 2018 - Phil Collins
November 16, 2018 - Florence and the Machine
December 12 - 16, 2018 - Cirque du Soliel - Corto
May 13-14, 2019 - Pink

Above Concert packages Start at $ 999.00 p.p, plus applicable taxes
Return airfare, 2 nights' accommodations in deluxe downtown hotel and premium concert tickets.

AMA River Cruises

November is the perfect month to cruise along the Danube River. Plus, this fall, we’ll give you the best available stateroom on your sailing for just $ 3,959 when you book select Danube departures. Discover Art, Jazz and More on the Danube. Cities along the Danube River come alive in fall, offering world-class music and arts festivals, as well as one early Christmas Market experience! Should you choose to explore Europe on your own before or after your cruise, be sure to check out one of the below enticing options.
* Nuremberg’s NUEJAZZ Jazz Festival (Nov 14-18) – Tap your foot and snap your fingers along to creative soloists and ensembles from all over the world as they experiment with improvisation!
* Vienna’s Wien Modern Festival (Oct 28-Nov 30) – Open your mind to the sounds of modern and experimental music on the city’s stages, as well as in museums, galleries and movie theaters.
* Budapest’s Christmas Market (opens Nov 13) – Stroll through the oldest, richest and most spectacular of Budapest’s Christmas Markets at Vorosmarty Square, sampling chimney cake, sausages, potato dumplings and more as choirs and carols sing their festive tunes.

Blue Danube Discovery

7-Night Cruise From Budapest to Nuremberg
2018 Embarkation Dates: November 10, 16
Aboard the AmaCerto or AmaViola
Cruise From $ 3959 p/p, dbl occ - Best Available Stateroom

Danube Seranade
7-Night Cruise From Nuremberg to Vienna or Reverse
2018 Embarkation Dates: November 4, 11, 16, 17, 18
Aboard the AmaSerena, AmaCerto or AmaSonata
Cruise From $ 3959 p/p, dbl occ - Best Available Stateroom

3 Day Cruise with Oprah
January 19, 2019 – Fort Lauderdale

Join Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine on a three-day Girls’ Getaway cruise on Holland America Line’s newest ship, Nieuw Statendam, Jan. 30, 2019. Oprah will serve as godmother of Nieuw Statendam and will be embark on the cruise along with Gayle King, Editor-at-Large for O, The Oprah Magazine, and other members of the editorial staff. The Girls’ Getaway cruise sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and spends a day at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s idyllic private island in the Bahamas. The Girls’ Getaway cruise celebrates the power of friendship and will feature exclusive onboard experiences that honor and pay tribute to the special bond between women.
Activities and Events on the Girls’ Getaway Cruise
A Conversation with Oprah: Winfrey will share highlights of her career, inspirational stories of the amazing women she has met over the years, and the desire for this cruise to be the start of something meaningful for those on board. King will join Winfrey on stage for a candid and entertaining chat that shows the deep bond between these two best friends.
Love That! Style Session with Adam Glassman: Glassman will host a style presentation revealing his tips, tricks and secrets for essential pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Following his talk, Glassman will join guests in the onboard dedicated O Shop to offer shopping advice.
O’s Reading Room with Leigh Haber: Guests will have the opportunity to read the latest onboard book club selection (to be announced) and then join Haber for an intriguing discussion with the author. O’s Reading Room was introduced on Holland America Line ships in 2017, and due to its overwhelming popularity, is now available on all ships in the fleet.
Just Breathe: Led by a guest instructor to be announced, participants set their intentions for the day and are encouraged to become present with themselves and those around them through meditation and movement. On the at-sea day, Just Breathe will be held around the serene Lido Pool area, and the experience moves to the beach during the call at private island Half Moon Cay.

Space very limited, SOLD OUT - ask us about future cruise dates.

Seabourn Cruises
Ten Best Cruise Destinations.

Alaska & British Columbia

11-Day Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn
Seabourn Sojourn
Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage)
Fares from $ 3,199

14-Day Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure
Seabourn Sojourn
Seward (Anchorage) to Vancouver
Fares from $ 3,499

12-Day Ultimate Alaska & Inside Passage
Seabourn Sojourn
Round-trip Vancouver
Fares from $ 3,199


14-Day Scenic Fjords & North Cape
Seabourn Ovation
Copenhagen to Dover (London)
Sep 1, 2018
Fares from $ 5,299

11-Day Spanish Magic & Morocco
Seabourn Encore
Barcelona to Monte Carlo
Fares from $ 4,999

10-Day Yachtsman's Mediterranean
Seabourn Encore
Monte Carlo to Barcelona
Fares from $ 4,999

12-Day Gems of Western Europe
Seabourn Ovation
Dover (London) to Lisbon
Fares from $ 4,299

11-Day Italy & Spanish
Seabourn Odyssey
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona
Fares from $ 2,999

12-Day Adriatic & Greek Isles
Seabourn Ovation
Venice to Piraeus (Athens)
Fares from $ 3,799

14-Day Moroccan Gems & Canary Islands II
Seabourn Odyssey
Barcelona to Lisbon
Fares from $ 4,499

Viking River Cruise Special
Save up to $ 4200/couple PLUS FREE AIR

Experience the renaissance of Lisbon on our 10-day Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary. They can roam the port warehouses of Porto, and enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and fado singing. They will cruise the Douro River Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO Site. This enriching cruise tour includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and the added bonus of a visit to Spain.
10 Days – Lisbon to Porto
December Sailings
This breathtaking cruise tour sails Portugal’s scenic Douro River. Includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and a visit to Salamanca, Spain.
From $ 3999 p/p, dbl occ

Goway Holidays of a Lifetime
Goway 1

Samba, Tango and Waterfalls
Goway 2

Two distinctly different countries with their many amazing attractions, Brazil and Argentina
9 Days: Rio de Janeiro/IguassuFalls/Buenos Aires
From $ 7449 p/p, dbl occ

Cradle of the Incas
Goway 3
Experience fascinating cultures as you visit a local village with traditions linked to the Inca Empire
9 Days: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Lima/Cusco
From $ 4499 p/p dbl occ

Splendours of China and Tibet
Goway 4
Meet Xian warriors, experience Tibetan culture, visit a Panda sanctuary and cruise the winding Yangtze River
17 Days: The Great Wall/Yangtz River Cruise/Shanghai
From $ 11149 p/p, dbl occ

Best of New Zealand
Goway 5

This special Holiday of a Lifetime starts with a city orientation tour, welcome dinner and a stay in the Garden City of Christchurch.
8 Days: Christchurch/Queenstown/Rotorua/Auckland
From $ 4839 p/p, dbl occ

Waltzing Matilda
Goway 6
We take care of all the day to day details allowing you to enjoy the history, culture and natural beauty of each of the countries visited on this trip.
20 Days: Sydney/Great Barrier Reef/Ayers
From $ 11699 p/p, dbl occ

Splendours of India
Goway 7

Begin in Mumbai, where you will be immersed in the real India. A fascinating mixture of the old & new .
17 Days: Ranthambore/Jaipur/Taj Mahal/Mumbai
From $ 8999 p/p, dbl occ

Private Yacht Charters

Week Long Private Yacht Sailing Experiences in St Vincent and the Grenadines

With your private Captain: Tony Hancock

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Weekly Sailings January 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Starting at $ 2045 USD per person.
Price based on 4 Persons sharing the Yacht.
Book the first charter of the seaon and save 15%
For more details Click Private Yacht Charters


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