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2017 Catalog - Final Edition Released

2017 Final Edition Tours Catalog CoverNew Departures, Last-Chance Trips, Plus Sneak Preview of Select 2018 Tours

Terrific News! The third and final edition of the 2017 Travel Discoveries Tour Catalog has been mailed to travelers' homes and the new digital issue (right) posted on our website. Spotlighted as "Last-Chance" trips  are a few excellent, classic tours designated to go on hiatus after 2017 (as we try out other new itineraries in a region), including the popular Our Iowa & the Mississippi River and New York, New York!, and two foliage-season favorites, West Virginia’s Mountain Railroads and Autumn in New England.

The edition also features "sneak previews" of select tours now being planned for 2018, plus new departures for several previously limited or sold-out seasonal tours to some of this year's most popular destinations, as follows...

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New Date: Nova Scotia & PEI

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Country Travel DISCOVERIES is pleased to have added a new July 23-29 departure of our popular discovery tour, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, after all three of its original departures sold out.

The all-new tour of these Atlantic Provinces coincides with the nationwide celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial. The new departure date also immediately precedes the Tall Ships Regatta in Halifax, Jul 29-Aug 1, a festive bonus for travelers who wish to stay an extra day or two.

 

CTD Turns 5!

Giftboxes Icon SmallThis February, Country TRAVEL DISCOVERIES is celebrates our 5th anniversary in business and in our hometown of Elm Grove. Five years of exploring the interesting sites and getting off the beaten path, from the Midwest to the Rhine River and Panama in between with incredible travelers from all over -- ranging in ages from 13 to 95!  It’s been a true honor to serve our customers on our trips -- it’s thanks to you that we’ve grown each of the years we’ve been in business.

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New Date: Western Nebraska Life

thumb NEBRASKA SESQUICENTENNIAL 2017 MEDAdded Departure for Exciting New Frontier Tour

CTD is pleased to announce that we have added a new July 23-29 departure of the all-new Western Nebraska Life, to accommodate those seeking a summer trip after July 16-22 date quickly sold out. The trip is our second collaboration with the editors of Nebraska Life Magazine, and celebrates the sesquicentennial of Nebraska's statehood. Fall travelers may also enjoy a Sep 10-16 departure.

VIDEO SERIES: "Teddy Roosevelt Slept Here"

Behind the Scenes of Our North Dakota Legends Tour

 

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In 2016, CTD's tour planners hit the road to conduct their "dry lab" (test run and site inspections) for the exciting new North Dakota Legends tour. Wifi allowing, they broadcast live reports of select stops they reviewed and posted them for followers of our Facebook Page.

We have subsequently created a playlist on our YouTube Channel compiling several of the short videos to give a feel of the flow and distinctiveness of this popular new discovery tour. Click the image above to view the series in a new browser window on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

New Expanded 2017 Catalog

2017 Travel Catalog Expanded EditionNew Departures, Holiday Tours, European Cycling Tour Added

Great News! The expanded, second edition of the 2017 Travel Discoveries Tour Catalog has been mailed to travelers' homes, as well as posted in a new digital issue on our website.

The edition introduces the all-new Heart of the Danube Cycling Tour, an exciting new way to experience highlights of Vienna, Prague and Slovakia through a mix of traditional scenic coach touring and easy-going, guided bicycle and walking tours. Offered in partnership with the editors of Missouri Life Magazine, the new trip departs from either Kansas City, MO or Minneapolis, MN. It is the 12th all-new tour added to the CTD lineup this year, which also includes...

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Need a Little Paradise...?

Is 2017 the Year for the Peace, Wonder and Culture of Hawaii?

thumb 13361 HTA TorJohnson 600Winter is coming...and we know it. Following a mild fall, the Farmers’ Almanac foretells of periods of “colder than normal” temperatures ahead in 2017.

We start to brace for it, and our thoughts turn to sunny climes, and come January we’re yearning to go someplace nice and beachy. But maybe this year, it’s time for a different kind of warm weather trip...

Maybe this is the year you finally treat yourself to Hawaii.

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Help Us Pick New Tours to Try!

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Hard to believe, but...even with a few more 2016 tours still ahead of us, and a packed 2017 lineup, we're already beginning deliberations over our potential new tours for 2018. We've received a lot of great suggestions that we'd like to share with you, so you can tell us: Which would be the top 3 group travel experiences of most interest to you?

 

Here are some candidates.....

 

 

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