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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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Help Us Pick New Tours to Try!

CAT162 Cover Poll ICONWhere Would You Like to Go in 2018?

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.....

 

VIDEO: Travelers' "Ode to Canada's Rockies"

Video by CTD Travelers Captures Majesty of Great National Parks

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New Date: Amazing Iceland, Greenland

Skogar Museum - Iceland TravelAdded Departure for Sold-Out N. Atlantic Tour

CTD has added a new Aug 5-15 departure of the highly popular Wonders of Iceland, returning for one-year only in 2017 after a hiatus.  Like the quickly sold-out July 15-24 tour, the new departure will offer an optional post-tour extension to East Greenland (interested travelers are encouraged to reserve as soon as possible, as the extension has very limited capacity). Iceland and Greenland have both become vacation hotspots after being ranked among top destinations this year by Lonely Planet, Conde Nast, National Geographic, CNN, and USA Today.

 

 

2017 Winter Getaway Specials

thumb 2016HawaiiBrochureSeasonal Getaways: Hawaii, Florida, Louisiana & Mississippi

Country Travel DISCOVERIES has released our new 2017 Winter Getaway Specials brochure (right), featuring an extended and combineable, $400.00 per person early-booking air credit when booking the new Hawaii's Hidden Gems multi-island tour experience before Dec. 5.

The brochure also highlights the wonderful escapes, Florida: Sunshine State of Mind and Mighty Mississippi & Cajun Country. All three tours offer an instant $100.00 per person Travel More, Save More Program discount.

See complete details for Hawaii's Hidden Gems, or book online now or call 855-744-TRIP (8747).

 

 

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