Article: Traveling Safely

Know You’re Safe – and Have a Great Trip!

Has the time come for you to book that next great trip? Will it be to Europe, Central America or some other distant destination?

You want to see the world. But you also want to know whatever foreign travel you embark upon is safe. It’s a fair question: Just how safe is foreign travel in 2016?

Amazingly safe, say travel experts.

Experienced travel organizers like those at the Elm Grove-based Country Travel DISCOVERIES take the long view – and what they say is the practical view – on travel in a sometimes-turbulent world.


New Tour: England Mystery Tour

thumb silhouetteFun & Exciting Literary-Themed Tour Now Open!

Love a good mystery tale? Then this trip is "Elementary"! Country Travel DISCOVERIES is thrilled to announce the addition of a very special new trip experience, England Mystery Tour 2017, presented in partnership with the editors of Annie's Fiction. Explore the settings, sites and stories that inspired such great English authors as Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle; enter the worlds of Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, and Inspector Morse; see Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, plus such World Heritage sites as Bath and anicent Stonehenge, and much more! Departs Sep 17-27 from Chicago or other select cities.


Discover the settings, sites and stories that inspired such great English authors as Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle; enter the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse; see Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, and much more!

VIDEOS: Hot Broadway Nights on 2017 NY, NY!

Trailers for Two Sizzling Shows to Be Featured in NYC Trip This Fall

Travelers on CTD's 2017 New York, New York! discovery tour will be treated to two amazing nights of Broadway entertainment again this year...


2017 Global Getaways Travel Brochure

Go Global Travel Brochure CoverGreat Time to Go Abroad: Danube, UK, Canada, "Luther Country"

Country Travel DISCOVERIES has released our new 2017 Go Global Brochure brochure (right). The brochure features updates to a number of trips outside the U.S., including the magical Scotland, England & Wales, the exciting new Heart of the Danube Cycling Tour, and a newly opened special departure of Reformation Jubilee Journey -- the once-in-a-lifetime commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.


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...


New Date: Nova Scotia & PEI

Canada150Logo 150Added Departure as Canada Turns 150!

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.


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.


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