2015 Fall Foliage Tour Specials

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ENJOY an autumnal treat this year: fall harvests, vibrant fall foliage colors, bright orange pumpkins dotting the countryside, warm apple cider, patriotic sites, and many more discoveries in the Northeast. Check out our Fall Foliage Special discovery tours!


2015 Fall Discoveries Brochure Released

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It seems as if summer's hardly arrived, but even as we prepare to host many eager travelers on a variety of summer vacation tours, as many are already booking their places in our busiest season: Autumn!

This year, we anticipate a truly wonderful fall travel season across the U.S. and abroad, as spotlighted in our new 2015 Fall Discoveries travel brochure, hitting homes this week.


Summer 2015 Charity Fundraiser & Travel Special

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Country Travel DISCOVERIES invites you to book any 2015 Discovery Tour using one of the codes below before July 17, 2015 to save $100.00* per person, AND we will also make a $20 donation to your selected featured charity! All have been featured on our tours, providing moving and memorable experiences for our travelers, such as this spring's fun and educational stop at Asheville's Empty Bowls on "Blue Ridge Country & the Biltmore" or last year's surprise "turtle release" shared by our group on "Coastal Carolina & Georgia Shores". We’re proud to have been able to bring such organizations to light on our tours over the years, appreciative of their dedication, and grateful for the enjoyment they’ve brought to our travelers. So this season, we want to invite you to learn about these  worthy nonprofit organizations and join us in supporting them through a special offer.


Spring 2015 Newsletter "Fall Favorites"

Latest Newsletter Now Available in Print and PDF

Summer 2015 Fall Favroites Travel Newsletter Cover SmallWe're pleased to introduce our spring 2015 newsletter, themed Fall Favorites 2015. This issue spotlights featured autumn discovery tours, including many scheduled for peak foliage, such as Autumn in New England, Lake Superior & the North Woods, and the popular Best of New York, which is scheduled to go on hiatus after 2015. It also includes a feature article on rail travel by Discoveries Director and past editor of Country Woman, Ann Kaiser, new traveler-contributed photos, a sneak preview of tours announced for 2016, and more...


Sneak Preview: 2016 Discoveries

Cliffs of MoherallCountry Travel DISCOVERIES’ tour co-ordinators have announced the first handful of new and returning tour destinations in the works for 2016!

While dates and other details remain to be finalized, three popular discovery tours that have been on hiatus are slated to come back in 2016. The comprehensive, 11-day, 10-night Ireland: A Celtic Jaunt completely encircles the Emerald Isle to experience highlights north and south, urban and pastoral, ancient and modern.

Also coming back early next year, Panama and the Panama Canal – featuring an exciting cruise through a “Wonder of the Modern World,” punctuated by off-the-beaten-path stops with warm local hosts, from sugar cane and pineapple farmers to an Embera Indian tribe.

CentralParkFall Small istkFeaturing two Broadway shows, New York, New York! returns with a thrilling departure that will have you humming “Danke Schoen” while enjoying the autumnal beauty of the Big Apple and Central Park in fall.

In an exciting new Florida discovery, we’ll escape winter to explore the sunshine state from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf, en route experiencing orange groves and sugarcane fields, having lunch with a NASA astronaut, and meeting one of the world’s four master cigar makers.

With the popularity of 2015’s one-time-only Magical Danube & Prague exclusive charter cruise, CTD has determined to again charter a cruise ship (brand-new, now under construction) for a completely different itinerary in 2016, this time navigating the Rhine River.

To always keep up with the latest updates, travelers can subscribe to CTD’s email list at .


Photos: Left: Central Park in Fall; Right: Cliffs of Moher, County Clare (Tourism Ireland).


CTD Travelers Pitch in for Empty Bowls

thumb TNC-Empty Bowls 20150506 161502-May2015TourPassengers Get to Participate in N.C. Program to Combat Hunger

Travelers on the inaugural departure of Country Travel DISCOVERIES' all-new Blue Ridge Country & Biltmore Estate tour enjoyed a fun and educational opportunity to help combat hunger, working with skilled potters to decorate bowls to benefit Asheville, NC's MANNA FoodBank

At a tour stop in the River Arts District of Asheville, travelers had a chance to visit the Village Potters, where they learned the art of "throwing" and glazing bowls for the Empty Bowls Benefit Event—a widely respected, internationally emulated program to combat hunger by raising awareness and funds.


A Very Special 40th Anniversary

Dave and Kathy MowrerChildren Treat Couple With a Gift of Travel

We were very excited to meet Dave and Kathy Mowrer, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by taking Country Travel DISCOVERIES' Grand Canyon and Red Rocks tour this spring.

Kathy told us that her two adult children gave her and Dave money along with a Country Travel DISCOVERIES catalog.  They were told by their children, "You cannot spend the money on the house or on bills. You have to use the money to travel somewhere." 

This is the first time Dave and Kathy have ever taken a guided group tour. Kathy said she really enjoyed it and hopes to take more in the future.  We hope so, too! We're honored that they chose to celebrate their anniversary with us -- and would love to travel with them again soon!

CTD Featured Among Top Milwaukee Leisure Travel Businesses

For the third year, Country Travel DISCOVERIES has again been named among the Milwaukee-area Leisure Travel Agencies that top the list annually compiled by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

As in the past two years, CTD stands out in a field of larger, established and corporate-focused agencies by our unique leisure travel group tours in unusual destinations. A sidebar by research editor Barb Zaferos notes that of 18 businesses listed, only four companies actually have leisure travel as 100% of their business, led by Country Travel DISCOVERIES.

Further, while it identifies familiar popular destinations that stood out for the whole list -- Mexico, Caribbean, Alaska, Orlando, Italy, Tahiti, Hawaii --it once again recognized CTD for going off the beaten path to unusual destinations. The sidebar quotes CTD president Steve Uelner observing that "Our top leisure destination in 2014 was the state of Iowa. There are a plethora of hidden gems throughout the state once you get on back roads. We ran 10 weeklong departures to Iowa last year."

This year's listing of top area travel companies can be found in the Milwaukee Business Journal March 27 print edition.


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