2019 Travel Destinations

Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

March 23 - April 1, 2019
with Optional 3-Night Peruvian Amazon Post Tour Extension
10 days - 16 meals

Highlights: Lima, Culinary Tasting Experiences, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Local Andean Cultures, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Choice on Tour, Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands, Home-Hosted Lunch, Larco Museum

Book Now: Pricing starts at $4,999 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2018 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


China

April 5 - 13, 2019
9 days - All meals

Highlights: Beijing (Tian An Men Square, Temple of Heaven, Palace Museum, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs), Suzhou (Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, National Embroidery Institute), Suzhou, Hangzhou (Lingyin Temple, West Lake), and Shanghai (Yu Garden, the Bund)

Book Now: $2,099 per person for double occupancy for Chamber members and $2,199 per person for double occupancy for non-members (Prices listed include: ground transportation from Visalia to LAX and back, roundtrip airfare from LAX, domestic airfare, 3 meals a day, 4-and 5-star hotel accommodations, deluxe bus tours, tour guides, and entrance fees for attractions)

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2018

Slide Show Presentation: TBD


Cherry Blossom in Japan

April 6 - 16, 2019
11 days - 13 meals

Highlights: Enjoy a cultural immersion into the land of Emperor's, Buddha's, temples and shrines memorializing Shogun's through the centuries. Steeped in history, yet cosmopolitan, Tokyo and Kyoto offer a vibrant look into the country's past. Experience transportation from 'ancient' to modern with a rickshaw ride and journeys on the famed bullet train. Witness the effects of history and restoration during a visit to Hiroshima and see Osaka's famous landmark castle.

Book Now: Pricing starts at $7,194 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: December 7, 2018 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


Sunny Portugal

May 17 - 26, 2019
With Optional 4-Night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension
10 days - 14 meals

Highlights: Portguese Riviera, Lisbon, Fado Dinner Show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Alentejo Countryside Stay, Sagres, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Cork Factory, Azeitao, 2 Winery Tours, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Book Now: Pricing starts at $3,899 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: November 18, 2018 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


Alaska the Great Land

June 19 - 27, 2019
9 days - 13 meals

Highlights: Journey to the "Land of the Midnight Sun" where towering mountains, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife await your arrival.

Book Now: Pricing starts at $4,674 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: February 19, 2019 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


Gems of Eastern Europe River Cruise

June 28 - July 8, 2019
11 days - 23 meals

Highlights: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania

Book Now: Pricing starts at $5,234 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


Shades of Ireland

July 22 - August 3, 2019
13 days - 17 meals

Highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Jaunting Car Ride, Cliffs of Moher, Farm Visit, Galway, Donegal Town, Derry, Giant's Causeway, Glens of Antrim, Belfast, "Titanic Experience", Castle Stay

Book Now: Pricing starts at $4,749 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2019 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.

Slide Show Presentation: Wednesday, January 9 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM at Buckman-Mitchell (500 N Santa Fe St, Visalia, CA 93292)


Journey Around Lake Michigan

August 10 - 18, 2019
9 days - 13 meals

Highlights: Embark on a journey around Lake Michigan to discover its giant sand dunes, quaint villages of Door County, shipwrecks of Lake Superior and the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel.

Book Now: Pricing starts at $4,198 per person for double occupancy

Registration Deadline: February 11, 2019 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.


Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

Featuring a 3-night Greek Islands & Turkey Cruise
October 2 - 12, 2019

11 days - 20 meals

Highlights: Paul the Apostle, the prolific writer of the New Testament letters, was one of the first Christian missionaries. Trace his journey through the ancient cities and pastoral countryside of Greece and Turkey. Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Corinth and The Acropolis.

Book Now: Pricing starts at $4,599 per person for double occupancy if booked by April 3, 2019. Price will increase $200 after that date.

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019 to secure pricing as listed. After that date, the trip is available until filled and price is subject to change based on air prices.

Slide Show Presentation: Wednesday, January 9 from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM at Buckman-Mitchell (500 N Santa Fe St, Visalia, CA 93292)


2020 Travel Destinations

Oberammergau: Germany & Austria

June 9 - 18, 2020
10 days - 11 meals

Highlights: Munich, Germany; Oberammergau - Passion Play (only offered every 10 years); Neuschwanstein Castle; Salzburg, Austria; Danube Valley; Vienna, Austria

Book Now: Pricing starts at $3,359 per person for double occupancy. This price does NOT reflect air. Air pricing will be available 1 year in advance.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2019 or until full - Only 2 spots left!


Slide Show Presentations

Attend a slide show presentation to learn more about the trip you're interested in such as what's included and what you'll need to do to sign up. Also, get a discount on your trip for showing up! Can't make the slide show? Call the Chamber at 559-734-5876 or email dante@visaliachamber.org to get all of the information you missed.

Slide show dates are listed under each trip. If a slide show is not listed, it has passed.


Tour Operators

Presented by our members: Collette Vacations, Mayflower Tours and Citslinc

All trips are based on double occupancy. If you have any questions regarding our travel program please contact Dante @ 734.5876 or via email at dante@visaliachamber.org.


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