Botswana

 

You can photograph wildlife up close and personal in the Okavango Delta in Botswana via dugout canoe, called a mokoro.

France

 

The magnificent and world famous Louvre Museum rises over the Seine River.

Gap of Dunloe
Ireland

 

Enjoy a scenic journey through the narrow, winding pass by horse-drawn cart.

Tuscany

 

Situated behind the Cathedral of Pisa, the tower was constructed in three stages over 177 years. It leans 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from perfectly vertical.

Greece

 

Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean.

Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkey

 

The Cappadocia region offers amazing sights, unusual rock formations, and underground dwellings.

Spain

 

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art performs a spectacular equestrian ballet accompanied to traditional Spanish music with riders dressed in 19th Century style costumes.

Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico

 

In operation since the mid 19th century, Ixtapan is family-owned and operated, and is the most relaxing and beautiful place one can imagine.

 

Ihla Crowley
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Ihla Crowley, Drifter Sister
CATCH THE WIND TOURS
Escorting Small Group,
In-depth Tours
to Destinations
Around the World

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GoldLeaf Train Service

Tours of Banff-Jasper-Yoho National Parks

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Ihla Crowley
DRIFTER SISTER

Ihla Crowley, Drifter Sister
CATCH THE WIND TOURS
Leading Small Group,
In-depth Tours
to Destinations
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)

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A Tip on Tipping

A Few Simple Tips

Learn a Little Language

Dealing with Electricity

Let's Talk Money

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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

and more...

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

and more...

 

Croatia:

Hvar, Split, Korkula & more

Swim in the Adriatic Sea

Island Hop on a Small Ship

Montenegro:

Stay in Budva on the coast, & Perast on the Bay of Kotor

Visit Lakes, Mountain Villages, Monasteries

Enjoy Boat Rides, Walking Tours, Fabulous Food

and more...

 

Experience the Luck of the Irish

Enjoy Traditional Irish Music and Pub Meals

Enchanting Scenic Drives

Small Luxury Motor Coach

Mystical Lakes

Castles and Ancient Ruins

Distilleries and Other Surprises

and more...

 

 

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

and more...

Pamper Yourself

Daily Swedish Massages

Water Aerobics

Yoga—Pilates

Facials—Reflexology

Fabulous Spa Food

Day Trip to Taxco

Golf/Spa Option

and more...

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

Cape Town's Table Mountain, Penguins,

and Botanical Garden

Game Drives in the best National Parks

and more...

Sunny Andalucia
Olive Groves & Sunflowers

Vans with drivers to Visit Hill Towns and Villages
including White-Washed Pueblos

Three 4-Night Stays

Guided Tours
Alhambra, Cordoba, Ronda, and more

Andalusian Horse Show
Authentic Flamenco
Tapas & Sangria

and more...

Greek Islands:

Play on Mykonos, Santorini,
& more

Swim the Azure Blue Waters of the Aegean

Island Hop on Private Yachts

 

Ancient Greece:

Walk in the footsteps of the ancients

Olympia, Delphi,

Epidaurus, Napflio, Mycenae, Meteora, and more

 

 

 

 

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Catch the Wind Tours - Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

SPECIAL CATCH THE WIND TOUR

9-DAY AMERICAN QUEEN MISSISSIPPI RIVERBOAT CRUISE

NEW ORLEANS to MEMPHIS

Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2020

You're invited to join us for this Catch the Wind tour on the Mississippi River, aboard the American Queen paddlewheeler steamboat.

Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River on these river cruises. Once divided by these very waters, when cotton was king and the plantation lifestyle was at its zenith, the North and South were at war, each armed with conflicting visions of what was worth dying for. Look back as each battlefield and grave marker has a story to tell. Then celebrate the living, breathing places where southern culture continues to enjoy a modern-day renaissance.

Century-old oak trees, indigenous wildlife, Civil War memorials and vast plantations await you on a Lower Mississippi River Cruise. Take in the sights of the river from our decks, and explore from on-shore stops in some of the South’s most famous cities. While indulging in our luxury amenities on board one of our famous paddlewheelers you’ll learn about the area’s history and landscape. And on shore, you can experience the very best of true Southern culture.

Modern amenities and classic luxury combine aboard the American Queen. Offering gracious and elegant steamboat river cruises, climb aboard the American Queen for a memorable journey through U.S. history and nature. Enjoy Victoria opulence with details like scrolling woodwork, fresh flowers and lacy filigree or travel back in time with the words of Mark Twain, from the ship’s collection. Enjoy nightly entertainment aboard our river boat in the Grand Saloon or the Captain's Lounge or stroll up and down the decks admiring the views and scenery during your cruise. Join us aboard the America Queen, for the ultimate steamboat vacation.

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 Empress’s elegant Dining Room, showcasing regional cuisine utilizing fresh ingredients creatively combined with a contemporary flair.

A special group rate has been secured so that this cruise can include the port taxes and gratuities (mandatory items usually added to the price) at no additional cost. If you have always dreamed of a Riverboat cruise, this is your chance to do it for a very reasonable price, at a nice time of year, when there is still a chance of seeing the Fall colors.

If you are interested in this adventure, email ihla@driftersister.com to verify availability. A $500 deposit is needed upon commitment. These cruises sell out quickly, and they can’t hold cabins for me without deposits. There is no minimum or maximum on this one, but I’m hoping for at least 12 passengers.

Dates: October 25 - November 2, 2020

Price: $4600 (Includes Port Taxes and Mandatory Gratuities.)

 

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