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Mushkadoodle Rescue Mission

Elayne Pink of Absolute Travel, Maritime Air Charter and Gateway Facilities in connection with Litters 'n Critters Rescue Society are on a mission to rescue Mushkadoodles from Goose Bay, Labrador. Captain Darryl Cross and First officer Aidan Chisholm of Maritime Air Charters set out at 7:30 am on May 5, 2017 to fly to Goose Bay and rescue 2 mother Mushkadoodles and thier pups. They are scheduled to arrive back in Halifax at 3:00 PM, and deliver the dogs to Litters 'n Critters, who will have them checked by local vets and then place them for adoption.
Special thanks to Daryl and Aidan of Maritime Charters and Gateway for volunterring thier time and resources to accomplish this rescue mission. Visit Litters 'n Critters

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Special Vacations

Viking Unveils New Ship Design for Nile River Cruises in Egypt

Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, gave the following statement about this new river cruise: “Egypt is one of the most intriguing countries in the world, and it remains a top destination for many of our guests. For two decades, we have led the industry in river cruising with our innovative ship design and itineraries that bring our guests closer to the cultures of the world. We are committed to Egypt, and with the introduction of Viking Ra, we look forward to providing our award-winning service to our guests on the Nile – and to their experiencing this culturally rich region in the Viking way.”

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Viking River Cruises has unveiled a new design for a river ship that will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour, Pharaohs & Pyramids, that will launch in March 2018.

During the 12-day, Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary, guests will experience Egypt’s cultural treasures in seven destinations. The cruisetour begins with a three-night stay at a first-class hotel in Cairo, where guests can visit iconic sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the new Grand Egyptian Museum and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Guests will then fly to Luxor, where they will visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak before boarding Viking Ra for a 8-day roundtrip cruise on the Nile River to Aswan, featuring Privileged Access to the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens and excursions to the Temple of Khnum in Esna, the Dendera Temple complex in Qena, and a visit to a colorful Nubian village where guests can experience a traditional elementary school. Finally, the journey concludes with a flight back to Cairo for a final night in the historic city.

The newly rebuilt, all-suite Viking Ra will boast 24 staterooms that will exclusively accommodate 48 Viking guests for an intimate cruising experience. Named in honor the Egyptian sun god Ra, Viking Ra’s name also pays homage to the great Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his papyrus-reed boats Ra and Ra II.

Designed by experienced nautical architects and engineers, including the same interior design team responsible for the award-winning fleet of Viking Longships, Viking Ra will be a state-of-the art ship with the clean, elegant Scandinavian design for which Viking is known blended with local influences like traditional geometric Arabic patterns and terrazzo floors.

Viking Ra will help guests immerse themselves in local surroundings and will feature: All Suite Staterooms: The ship features three suite stateroom categories, each of 291 sq. ft., including 20 Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. All staterooms include premium amenities such as a hotel-style bed, luxury linens, sofa, private bathroom with shower, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs.

 

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The quaint European village of Oberammergau. Germany is world renowned for the spectacular Passion Play performed by its residents who have kept a 400 year old promise to reenact the crucifixion of Christ, just once every decade.

Globus once again leads the way in bringing the legendary Oberammergau Passion Play expereince to travelers. The Passion Play runs from May through October with performances almost every day, and consists of as many as 2000 actors, singers, musicians and technicians, all of which are residents of Oberammergau. For the 2020 event, the following are a few very special vacations that incorporate this spectacular event.

 

 

IMPERIAL SPLENDORS WITH OBERAMMERGAU* 12 DAYS

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Day 1; ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY. Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2;  MUNICH-PRAGUE, CZECH  REPUBLIC. Germany's "Secret Capital" comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. Later, head for the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and travel to Prague, the "Golden City." This evening, why not join an optional outing to explore Prague by night? (B,D)

Day 3; PRAGUE. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive capitals. Visit the 1,000-year-old HRADCANY CASTLE  GROUNDS. Also, see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Exciting optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 4; PRAGUE-BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA-BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Continue to Moravia, where Napoleon established his headquarters during the Battle of Austerlitz, and then arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for an orientation of this town. Then, follow the course of the Danube River to Budapest. (B,D)

Day 5; BUDAPEST. Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world's second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH  and Heroes' Square. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged. (B)

Day 6; BUDAPEST-VIENNA, AUSTRIA. This morning, drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your afternoon sightseeing with a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL. (B)

Day 7; AT LEISURE IN VIENNA. Today is your chance to join exciting optional excursions, such as to the Vienna Woods, historic Schönbrunn Palace, a concert in one of Vienna's concert halls, or to just explore this magnificent city on your own. (B)

Day 8; VIENNA-SALZBURG. Enjoy a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river and have Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Then, drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. On arrival, meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historical center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter's Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed, and take pictures of Mozart's birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. A special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller awaits you. (B,D)

Day 9; SALZBURG-OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY. This morning, you may wish to join the optional excursion to Berchtesgaden before continuing to picturesque Oberammergau. (B,D)

Day 10; OBERAMMERGAU. The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,L,D)

Day 11; OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH. Return to Munich. The best way to say auf Wiedersehen is with a visit to the famous HOFBRÄUHAUS, Munich’s best-known beer hall, dating back to 1589, followed by a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 12; MUNICH. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Priced from $4449 to $4489 CA per person, double occupancy, tax included
*Dates, prices, and terms and conditions will be advised at time of reservation and are subject to change. Itinerary subject to change

GERMAN VISTA WITH OBERAMMERGAU* 8 DAYS

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Day 1; ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY. Time to rest or to start exploring the German capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2; BERLIN. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku'damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park. Visit the KAISER WILHEM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. (B)

Day 3; BERLIN-DRESDEN. Arrive in Dresden, former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace COURTYARD to admire its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841, destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. (B)

Day 4; DRESDEN-WEIMAR-ROTHENBURG. In Weimar, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through this pretty town. See the houses where great poets like Goethe and Schiller lived and the theater where the Weimar Constitution was drafted. Highlight is an overnight stay in medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years' War, and shop for Christmas ornaments. (B)

Day 5; ROTHENBURG-NEUSCHWANSTEIN. Drive along the scenic Romantic Road past small villages and towards the Bavarian Alps, where two of Bavaria's most famous castles are situated. Stay overnight in a charming hotel beautifully located between Hohenschwangau Castle, where King Ludwig spent much of his youth, and NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which you will visit with a Local Guide. This castle became the most famous of all and was inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. (B)

Day 6; NEUSCHWANSTEIN-OBERAMMERGAU. Arrive in picturesque Oberammergau. The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,D)

Day 7; OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH. Drive to Munich where your orientation features a visit to MARIENPLATZ with its old and new Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. In the evening, a farewell dinner at a lively Biergarten is the best way to celebrate the success of your German vacation. (B,D)

Day 8; MUNICH. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Priced from $2999 to $3039 CA per person, double occupancy, tax included
*Dates, prices, and terms and conditions will be advised at time of reservation and are subject to change. Itinerary subject to change.

SHRINES OF ALPINE EUROPE & OBERAMMERGAU* 7 DAYS

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Day 1; ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND. Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner is served at your hotel. (D)

Day 2; ZURICH. EXCURSION TO LUCERNE & EINSIEDELN. This morning, travel to Lucerne, a picturesque town built along the shores of a shimmering lake and at the foot of majestic peaks. Spend some time visiting the town centre and take advantage of the optional excursions available. In the afternoon, head to the BENEDICTINE ABBEY OF EINSIEDELN,  a major station on the Way of St. James and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Switzerland. Visit the magnificent Baroque Monastery and Chapel that is home to the BLACK MADONNA, made out of black marble. Spend some time in prayer and then celebrate the Divine Office Vespers and the Salve Regina. Later, return to Zurich. (B)

Day 3; ZURICH-OBERAMMERGAU. Leave Zurich and travel east to cross briefly into Austria, skirting scenic Lake Constance, and then continuing into Germany through the farmlands of Bavaria into the alpine landscapes of Oberammergau. The highlight of the day is the famous PASSION PLAY, a performance that takes place every 10 years since 1634 when it was initiated as an oath to give thanks for the village having been preserved from the Black Death. All the actors who take part in the play, are from the village itself. There will be time for an included dinner during the intermission. (B,D)

Day 4; OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICHALTÖTTING AREA. Stop in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a short visit of the city centre to admire MARIENPLATZ with the Glockenspiel (carillon) of the new city hall tower. Head towards ALTÖTTING, spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1,250 years. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the old town and the PANORAMA MUSEUM, a stereoscopic painting (large scale panorama) created in 1902 portraying the holy city of Jerusalem. Join the evening Mass and the candlelight procession, ideal moments for reflection and worship, as well as for sharing your sense of faith with other believers. (B)

Day 5; ALTÖTTING AREA-SALZBURGVIENNA. Spend the morning getting to know picturesque Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. Try the famous marzipan pralines, take a walk in the Old Town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or step into the Cathedral for some prayer time. In the afternoon, travel to the imperial city of Vienna, built along the banks of the Danube. On the way, stop at the Baroque MELK BENEDICTINE ABBEY, an important intellectual and cultural centre over the centuries. (B)

Day 6; VIENNA. Discover the capital of waltz on a guided city tour today; learn about the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the area for centuries; and see some of the finest buildings that give the city such an elegant feel: the State Opera, the Parliament, and the former imperial Hofburg Palace. Later, if you wish, you can celebrate Mass in the solemn CATHEDRAL OF ST. STEPHEN. Continue exploring at leisure, or join an optional excursion. In the evening, say farewell to your newfound friends during the included dinner at a local restaurant. You certainly shared some really intense faith experiences, but also some unforgettable moments of joyous communal life. (B,D)

Day 7; VIENNA. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Priced from  $2273 to $2406 CA per person, double occupancy, tax included
*Dates, prices, and terms and conditions will be advised at time of reservation and are subject to change. Itinerary subject to change

Cosmos Escorted Vacations

cos1 qprIt’s a big  world out there and we know that there are  a lot of places you want to see. At Cosmos, we don’t think that the cost should prevent you from seeing the destinations you have been dreaming of. Instead, we help travellers turn their dreams into reality by offering vacations for under $1,000!

Best of  the Netherlands
7 days roundtrip from Amsterdam | $999 CAD Based on August 5, 2017 departure

Thailand Experience
13 days from Bangkok to Chaing Mai | $999 CAD Based on October 5 & 19, 2017 departures

Costa Rica Escape
8 Days roundtrip from San Jose | $999 CAD Based on October 21, 2017 departure

Lisbon, Seville, & Madrid
9 days roundtrip from Madrid | $999 CAD Based on November 3 & 10, 2017 departures

Prague, Vienna & Budapest
9 days roundtrip from Munich |  $999 CAD Based on December 4, 10 & 20, 2017 departures

Highlights of  Morocco
10 days roundtrip from Casablanca | $999 CAD Based on December 1, 8 & 21, 2017 departures

 

Monogram TOP 10 TRAVEL DEALS - A better way to travel

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LONDON, PARIS & NICE - 9 days
WAS: $3,018 | NOW: $2,414*
Based on Oct 27, 2017

SORRENTO, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE  & LAKE MAGGIORE - 16 days
WAS: $4,746 | NOW: $4,271*
Based on Aug 1, 8 & 15, 2017

LONDON GETAWAY - 4 days
WAS: $838  | NOW: $754*
Based on Nov 1, 2017 – Apr 27, 2018

A WEEK IN ROME - 7 days
WAS: $1,542 | NOW: $1,388*
Based on Dec 4 & 18, 2017

ROME, PARIS & LONDON with EXTENDED STAY IN PARIS - 11 days
WAS: $3,486 | NOW: $3,180* - includes intra-air
Based on Jul 14 – Aug 25, 2017

GALÁPAGOS HIGHLIGHTS & PERU - 14 days
WAS: $7,863  | NOW: $7,251* -includes intra-air
Based on Aug 12 – Dec 2, 2017

COLORS OF GUATEMALA - 8 days
WAS: $3,204 | NOW: $2,914*- includes intra-air
Based on Jul 11 – Dec 12, 2017

JEWELS OF AFRICA - 11 days
WAS: $7,908 | NOW: $7,417* includes intra-air
Based on Nov 1 - 30, 2017

GREAT BARRIER REEF & SYDNEY - 9 days
WAS: $2,249  | NOW: $2,024* plus intra-air
Based on Jun 30 – Jul 12; Jul 23 – Sep 30, 2017

CAPTIVATING CHINA -13 days
WAS: $2,929  | NOW: $2,636* plus intra-air
Based on Dec 1 – 11, 2017

*Featured prices  are per person, in Canadian dollars, land only, based on double occupancy, departure dates as indicated, include all applicable taxes

GREECE

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Best of Greece - Island Hopping
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini
8 Nights - September 2, 2017
From $ 3099/person air & taxes included

Island Delights - Island Hopping
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete
11 Nights - September 10, 2017
From $ 3379/person air & taxes included

Classic Greece & Cruise - Island Hopping
Athens, Olympia, Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Delphi, Kalambaka
10 Nights - September 7, 2017
From $ 4039/person air & taxes included

Island Discovery - Island Hopping
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros
10 Nights - September 4, 2017
From $ 3349/person air & taxes included

Cycladic & Crete - Island Hopping
Athens, Santorini, Paros, Crete
10 Nights - September 4, 2017
From $ 3199/person air & taxes included

Historic Greece - Guided Tour
Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka
7 Nights - September 7, 2017
From $ 2639/person air & taxes included

A Free Delicious Deal

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Between now and August 31, 2017 when you book a 5-night/6-day Magic your way package that included a room at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel with a park Hopper pass, you will receive a FREE dining plan from Walt Disney Resorts. Valid for travel dates: Aug 21-Sept 30, Nov 14-20, Nov 25-27, Dec 8-23, 2017

 

 

 

 

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