The magnificent and world famous Louvre Museum rises over the Seine River.
Catch the Wind Tours!
CATCH THE WIND TOURS
Escorting Small Group,
Around the World
Dreaming of Seeing Canada's Rocky Mountains?
Love Trains? Join this Tour!
GoldLeaf Train Service
Tours of Banff-Jasper-Yoho National Parks
7-Day Island Hopping Cruise Along the Dalmatia Coast
Spacious, Well-Appointed Cabins Aboard the M/S Splendid
Daily Swim Stops in the Adriatic Sea
Walking City Tours
CATCH THE WIND TOURS
Leading Small Group,
Around the World
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"This was an excellent experience and quite affordable.... Staying in one location with day trips suited us perfectly, and the itinerary was varied and interesting. To me it was the perfect chance to enjoy historical sites, natural beauty, food and wine, local people, and comfortable lodgings."
- Margie & Cliff W. (France)
"This was hands-down the best trip we have ever taken. The gorgeous islands, the amazing turquoise Aegean sea, the beauty of the Peloponnese, and standing in the ORIGINAL Olympic stadium was more than we ever expected. We can't wait to go again!"
– Nancy C. (Greece)
"Ihla shares her love of Tuscany in a way that makes you love it too."
- Cheryl L. (Tuscany)
"I had dreamed of an African trip for 50 years. This trip fulfilled every dream! It was truly an adventure. I loved the small planes, helicopter, and boat rides. Every location was breathtaking and I always felt safe. Loved every minute of the trip, thanks to Ihla's wonderful itinerary and gentle guidance."
- Judy M. (S. Africa Safari)
“The lunch & dinner meals were so delicious, the lodgings were awesome, each unique and wonderful, the variety of the cities & their history, and nothing tops seeing the fabulous Mesquita and Cathedral in Cordoba. The whole two weeks was a once in a lifetime experience.”
-Jennifer S. (Spain)
“This is trip #3 with Ihla! I love how each day is planned out but also the flexibility of making changes (chemistry of the group). Ihla does a FANTASTIC job of including everyone's requests during the trip. I am so excited to continue my travels with IHLA!”
– Judi A. (Spain)
“One of the best compliments we can give is that the three-week trip went by so incredibly fast. We had an amazing time. Ihla's organization was masterful: from the accommodations; to the amazing adventures; to the jam-packed "fun" stuff to do and explore. We can't wait to travel with "Drifter Sister" again.”
– Joanie and Bill G. (Greece, Turkey)
"The beauty of the land was amazing. Thank you for a great tour! We talked to several other people on the train who had booked the trip by themselves, and they didn’t visit all the places we did. In fact one couple had less experiences but paid more!"
- Nancy & Steve C. (Canadian Rocky Mountaineer)
"This was a well-organized, comfortable and very affordable trip that covered a good slice of Ireland from archeological & historical sites and attractions to delving a little into Irish folklore and seeing the present day lifestyles of people here."
- Barbara G. (Ireland)
“Before going on this trip I would not have considered myself to be a tour type person … Now I look forward to being able to join Ihla on one of her future trips.”
– Wendy I. (Greece)
“A very affordable trip to a lovely spa where we were pampered every day.”
– Nancy C. (Ixtapan Spa)
“The grounds were so lovely and the whole Spa trip was relaxing and so much fun. I loved it all.”
– Audrey O. (Ixtapan Spa)
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Protect Against Falling Ill in a Foreign Country with no one to help you
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Learn a Little Language
Dealing with Electricity
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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS
on selected tours
Everyone's Dream Come True
Lodging in Villas
Rental Cars to Visit a Variety of Hill Towns
Breakfast & Evening Snacks
Several Special Meals
Train/Bus Tickets to Arezzo, Siena, and Assisi
See it Before it Changes
Beautiful Classic Cars
Havana & Trinidad
Santiago de Cuba
Camaguey & Havana
City Tours & Culinary Delights
Home Stays with Locals
Experience the Real Cuba
Experience the Luck of the Irish
Enjoy Traditional Irish Music and Pub Meals
Enchanting Scenic Drives
Small Luxury Motor Coach
Castles and Ancient Ruins
Distilleries and Other Surprises
A Balance of Relaxation & Discovery
Immersion into French Culture & Cuisine
Lodging in a 12th Century Castle
Roman Sites - Castles - Wineries
Walking Tour of Montpellier
Carcassonne - Collioure
Local Street Markets
Canal du Midi Boat Ride
Cathar & Roman History
Trip of a Lifetime on a Safari in Kenya & Southern Africa
Kenya - During Migration
Big Five - Game Drives
Luxury Lodges & Tent Camps
Victoria Falls - Largest in the World
Botswana's Okavango Delta - Game Drives by Boat & Land Rover
Namibia's Red Sand Dunes
Highest in the World
Game Drives in Namibia’s Etosha National Park
Olive Groves & Sunflowers
Rental Cars to Visit Hill Towns and Villages
including White-Washed Pueblos
Three 4-Night Stays
Alhambra, Cordoba, Ronda
Andalusian Horse Show
Tapas & Sangria
Play on Mykonos, Santorini,
Swim the Azure Blue Waters of the Aegean
Island Hop on a Private Yacht
Walk in the steps of Paul and Cleopatra
Visit the Fairy Chimneys, Sleep in a Cave Hotel
Take a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait
Catch the Wind Tours - Mississippi Riverboat Cruise
SPECIAL CATCH THE WIND TOUR
9-DAY UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVERBOAT CRUISE
July 23-31, 2017
You're invited to join us for this one-time Catch the Wind tour on the Upper Mississippi, aboard the American Queen steamboat.
Nine days of relaxation, adventure, and entertainment. Follow the real life adventures that inspired Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
From all perspectives, the American Queen is a testimony to the floating palaces of long ago and a culmination of their finest qualities.
Your cruise includes a superior outside stateroom with private veranda, all meals onboard, bottled water and soft drinks, select wine and beer with dinner, a shore excursion in every port, a deluxe hotel stay before your voyage, daily lectures by the Riverlorian (the onboard history and culture expert), and more.
And the food? Oh my goodness! All three meals on board, including breakfast in your stateroom if you want it. Choice of elegant or casual dining for lunch, and a nightly five-course dinner in the American Queen's elegant J.M. White Dining Room, which showcases the varied cultural and culinary influences of our great nation. Each offering is a celebration of flavor.
A special group rate has been secured so that Drifter Sister can offer this cruise for less than if you booked it yourself, and yet includes many extras, such as the port taxes, $100 onboard credit, and all gratuities, plus you will be helping a number of good causes*.
If you have always dreamed of a Mississippi Riverboat cruise, this is your chance to do it for perhaps the most reasonable price you will ever find.
If you are interested in more details about this adventure, email firstname.lastname@example.org to verify availability. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and I expect this unique tour to fill up fast.
Dates: July 23-31, 2017
Price: $4,399 pp/dbl
*a portion of the price of this cruise will benefit the non-profit organizations in Boulder City, Nevada