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Owner, Lia Vincent, Specializes in Group Travel!
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More than 100 custom excursions are available for you to personalize the experience for your groups in Europe. From tastings to specialized museum visits to off-the-beaten-path historic sites and Jewish heritage tours, our Group Coordinators will be pleased to quote the costs for custom excursions (which vary based on group size) and will help you select the experiences best suited to your clients.
Sachertorte and Coffee
Vienna, Austria (Danube River) - The first Viennese coffee house opened in 1683 while Sachertorte, as iconic to Vienna as its palaces and carriages, first appeared in 1832 when it was created by a young chef for royalty. Taste history by sipping a Kaiser Melange coffee alongside your slice of chocolate decadence at the historic Sacher Hotel.
Lunch at a Paul Bocuse Restaurant – Lyon, France (Rhône River)
Take a guided tour of the gastronomy capital of France and admire the view from Fourviere Hill. You’ll also indulge in a palate-pleasing lunch at an iconic former Michelin 3-star restaurant opened by the late culinary legend and world-renowned restaurateur, Paul Bocuse, who revolutionized French cuisine.
Cologne Chocolate Museum – Cologne, Germany (Rhine River)
Indulge your sweet tooth and immerse yourself in all things chocolate from cocoa cultivation to production at this interactive museum set along the river. Plus, attend an intimate chocolate making workshop and return home with a beautifully wrapped mouthwatering souvenir.
Dinner at Marksburg Castle
Rüdesheim, Germany (Rhine River) - Enjoy a “Fürsten Schmaus” medieval dinner at the castle’s tavern. Dinner can be accompanied by some jugglers or bards for the royal treatment. A guided tour of the castle can be included before dinner as well. Available for groups of 80 guests or more.
Fontenay Abbey Visit
Chalon-sur-Saône, France (Saône River) - Visit this UNESCO-designated 12th-century abbey in Northern Burgundy, renowned for its “Remarkable Garden.” Founded in 1118, it is the world’s oldest preserved Cistercian abbey. You’ll also visit a local winemaker where you’ll taste and learn about the timeless traditions of the region.
Versailles Visit – Paris, France (Seine River)
Travel back in time to 17th-century France and lose yourself in the opulence and grandeur of Louis XIV’s royal Palace of Versailles. Enjoy a guided tour of the palace grounds, its lavish halls and beautiful gardens which are filled with bronze statues, ornate fountains and geometrically aligned terraces. Dinner in the Rotunda at the Vienna Fine Arts Museum – Vienna, Austria (Danube River) Admire the 19th-century imperial architecture of Vienna’s Kunst Historisches Fine Arts Museum during an exclusive private event closed to the public. Enjoy drinks during a lovely cocktail reception or dinner in the spectacular rotunda as well as a 1-hour tour of this ornate locale and its royal collection.
Cork Manufacturing Tour – Porto, Portugal (Douro River)
Venture to the South of Portugal for an in-depth look at one of the largest producers of cork in the world. You’ll witness the entire production process from the cork-oak to its transformation. Plus, browse the private cork museum for greater insight into Portugal’s 300-year cork production history.
Amsterdam Jewish Heritage Tour – Amsterdam, Netherlands (Dutch and Belgian Waterways)
Marvel at the historic 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue and immerse yourself in history within the Jewish Historical Museum, chronicling Dutch Jewry across the ages. Afterwards, stroll through Amsterdam’s Jewish District taking in such sites as the Holocaust Memorial and Dutch Theater.
In addition, you have the power with groups to offer a more unique experience by adding optional
enhancements to classic city tours. Examples include:
• Glass of Kölsch beer on our walking tour through Cologne, Germany
• Marzipan delicacy on our walking tour through Passau, Germany
• Glass of wine on the stone bridge in Würzburg, Germany
• Cheese and genever tasting during our canal cruise in Amsterdam, Netherlands
We offer unforgettable river cruises aboard award-winning ships sailing in Europe, Asia and Africa. River cruise companies like Ama, Viking and others are renowned for their innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its Wellness Program including a variety of included shore excursions featuring guided hikes and bike tours for the active traveler; and award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars.
Vincent Vacations travel agency is committed to supporting you and your individual group needs! With custom group excursions, you can offer enhanced experiences for your river cruise group that boost their experience, all while creating cherished memories to last a lifetime. Plus, your group will receive a group discounts on the river cruise portion of your group’s journey, as well as a complimentary tours, a private motor coach for groups of 35 or more and customized group trip marketing if needed! Our group sales team would be delighted to provide examples of custom group excursions that would work with your chosen river cruise itinerary along with the per person pricing. Best of all, you might also consider adding a custom event on board, such as a wine tasting or a cooking demonstration.
The below list encompasses just a small sample of the types of Custom Group Excursions we can accommodate on Europe’s rivers. Pricing varies by the number of participants.
While exploring the largest AOC region of France, your group will enjoy an exclusive tour of the Bordeaux Wine School: I’Ecole du Vin. Guests will learn about the features of three local grape varieties, how they blend, and how to detect their unique hints in flavor and aroma. They will also have the rare chance to create their own wine by custom-blending the grape varieties to their liking!
Passau’s historic city center is dominated by the 17th-century St. Stephen’s Cathedral, boasting Europe’s largest pipe organ with 17,774 pipes. Guests will be treated to a glorious live performance on this world-renowned instrument while marveling at the beauty of St. Stephen’s in this enchanting Bavarian city. Please note: this excursion is only available May through October.
A sleek and modern feat of architecture that blends into its natural surroundings, the Côa Museum in Portugal uses state-of-the-art technology to present a view of the valley’s Paleolithic cave art. Enjoy a guided tour through the museum, followed by lunch featuring traditional gastronomy of the Douro region.
Whether your clients have a keen interest in fashion or simply a favorite pair of blue jeans, this tour will fascinate them with the history of the staple of the American – and perhaps global – closet. Guests will visit the birth house of German-born entrepreneur Levi Strauss, founder of the Levi’s Jeans Company, followed by a visit to a brewery inn for a local beer and Bavarian pretzel.
Iconic Reichsburg Castle stands on a hill overlooking the Moselle River where guests will be greeted with live music, a small glass of local Moselle wine and a typical medieval snack. After that, the castle’s lord will welcome the group for photos and conclude their tour. All musicians, the castle’s lord and maidservant will don historical robes to add to the medieval ambiance.
Guests will step inside the Provencal artist’s palette in the South of France. This special excursion starts with a guided tour of Musee de la Lavande (Lavender Museum) and includes visits to the quaint town of Gordes as well as the Cistercian Abbey in Sénanque, flanked by rows of luscious lavender. This tour is best reserved mid-June to mid-July when the lavender is in bloom.
With a seasoned travel agent ready to assist you, the natural wonders and distinct culture of traveling abroad are yours to discover! Explore colonial cities, ancient ruins, hidden cenotes, and architectural treasures, and create a new experience every time you visit. In the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, discover a fascinating blend of sun, culture, and archaeological ruins, and astounding beauty. In Central Mexico, discover charming UNESCO World Heritage colonial cities. The diversities are fascinating. From golden sand beaches and jungle forests of the Pacific Coast to the Land's End and endless horizons in the Sea of Cortes. We can help you arrange a vacation you will not soon forget.
Unspoiled, unhurried and uncrowded. Fiji is the land of happiness in the heart of the South Pacific, blessed with over 300 tropical islands. Here you'll find classic images of an island paradise - turquoise lagoons, sun-drenched beaches and swaying palm trees.
But it's the people that make the islands so special and the hospitality is warm and welcoming. Take time to mingle with the locals and relax. You will enjoy their genuine nature. Experience the true Bahamas. From its pristine naturan beauty to a host of water and land sports. We can help you plan an unforgettable vacation, whether you are seeking a romantic escape or an activity-filled stay. Everyday you'll find something new to discover.
Like sparking jewels in crystal-clear waters, the islands of the Caribbean and Bermuda beckon travelers to discover the natural beauty and unique culture each one has to offer. Explore World Heritage sites, spectacular beaches, tropical rainforests, and more. The Caribbean and Bermuda is where all the senses come to life. See the beauty of the natural landscapes. Hear the rhythm of Caribbean music. Smell the fragrances of tropical flowers, and taste the diversity of the Caribbean cuisine. Whether you seek an adventure-filled vacation or a leisure stay soaking in the local culture, a memorable vacation awaits. Let us make it easy and help you arrange your perfect experience on the island or islands of your choice.
Explore the Caribbean islands onboard a private crewed catamaran, for up to 10 of your closest friends or family in five cabins. Relax as your captain navigate over turquoise waters from one exotic port to the next, while your chef prepares delectable meals to enjoy onboard or on a secluded beach.
Your journey embarks from one of five Moorings’ bases, on a luxury crewed catamaran, like a fabulous floating resort, with a dedicated crew providing the utmost in personalized service onboard. At each tranquil anchorage, you will have the chance to explore the culture, shop in charming boutiques, sample local delicacies, or stroll on a white-sand beach of a new island. Each day is a new discovery of experiences you won’t soon forget.
From stunning seascapes to rare wildlife and granite and coral islands, your experience in the Maldives or Seychelles will be as unforgettable as these worlds-away locations in the Indian Ocean.
Comprising 26 atolls and 1,190 islands dating back 2,500 years, the Republic of Maldives is a serene masterpiece in natural landscaping and home to one of the world’s most diverse underwater marine life. Its capital, Malé, is easily reached by ferry from the main airport.
The Republic of Seychelles is a 115-island archipelago of legendary and unspoiled beauty, between 4º and 10º south of the equator. The inner islands cluster around the islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, and are renowned for their granite formations and stunning beaches.
Morning - Prepare for a two-tank dive, exploring a vibrant thila (submerged reef) and an overhang full of soft corals. Nondivers can snorkel or relax on board.
Afternoon - Set anchor at a virgin island. Divers can explore the open waters on a channel dive; nondivers can water-ski or tube in the lagoon. Later, enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach.
Evening - Take a fishing trip aboard a local dhoni boat and enjoy sunset at sea with cocktails. Set anchor and savor a BBQ dinner on a beautiful sandbank. See video highlights of the day with after-dinner drinks in the lounge.
Cruises and Inclusions -
All cruise packages aboard Four Seasons Explorer include:
• Seaplane and speedboat transfers
• Diving and recreational activities
• Full-board meals, bottled water, and nonalcoholic
beverages for up to two • Fresh fruit in your stateroom upon arrival
• Luxurious accommodations onboard
Northward Cruise: Three Nights -
Sail from Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru via the Malé and Baa atolls.
Southward Cruise: Four Nights -
Discover four secluded atolls between Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.
Circuit Cruise: Seven Nights -
Visit five atolls on the ultimate dive cruise.
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a weeklong vacation to Maui and a mother-daughter getaway to New York. Her advice and recommendations were spot on. Lia is great at understanding my needs and wants and customizing the perfect vacation for my family. Lia is my go-to travel agent and I look forward to many more great adventures booked through Vincent Vacations!— Jenelle Isaacson
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