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Fancy Footwork Mar 18

A night of Irish music, dance, food, fun & hospitality at Taylor’s Three Rock in Dublin, Ireland.

videography © Jacintha Perera
#travel #island #Ireland #Irish #music #dance #entertainment #IslandGetaways

For more information on travel to Ireland,
contact: Jacintha Perera, ACC, MCC
International Destination Specialist
JP@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597 M-F 9am – 5pm PST

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Quintessentially Irish Mar 11

Experience the Tasting Rooms at Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction,
the Guinness Brewery & Storehouse in St. James Gate, Dublin, Ireland.
Here’s a small preview – just a taste, a pouring demonstration. Cheers!

videography © Jacintha Perera
#travel #island #Ireland #Irish #beer #stout #Guinness #IslandGetaways

For more information on travel to Ireland,
contact: Jacintha Perera, ACC, MCC
International Destination Specialist
JP@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597 M-F 9am – 5pm PST

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The Emerald Isle: Ireland Mar 04

Enjoy a 360 panoramic view of the rugged coastline at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

videography © Jacintha Perera
#travel #island #Ireland #Irish #IslandGetaways

For more information on travel to Ireland,
contact: Jacintha Perera, ACC, MCC
International Destination Specialist
JP@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597 M-F 9am – 5pm PST

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Summer Cruising: Mediterranean Feb 11

#travel #cruises #cruising #Europe #Mediterranean #IslandGetaways

For more information on Cruising,
contact: Jacintha Perera, ACC, MCC
Accredited & Master Cruise Counsellor
JP@IslandGetawaysTravel.com
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597 M-F 9am – 5pm PST

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Celebrate the Season Jun 25

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Ever feel nostalgic about the traditional holidays of yesteryear?
The Christmas Markets in Eastern Europe always receive rave reviews. These are special sailings on the Danube & Rhine Rivers in late November & December. Contact me for more details.
photo courtesy of AmaWaterways

Contact: Jacintha Perera, MCC
Master Cruise Counsellor
travel expert & escape artist
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
(916) 897-9597

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Gourmet Getaways Jun 24

Gourmet Getaway: Germany
Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
This is a food & wine cruise tour beginning with a few nights in Paris, followed by a 7-night cruise on the Rhine & Moselle Rivers in Germany, finally ending in Amsterdam. photo of castle along the Rhine courtesy of AmaWaterways

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Gourmet Getaway: Italy
There is a brand-new culinary cruise tour starting in Venice with a 7 night cruise on the Po River followed by a 5 night land tour to Florence & Rome with guided sightseeing & hotel stays.

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Gourmet Getaway: Portugal & Spain
A 7 night cruise on the Douro River through Portugal can be combined with pre or post stays in Lisbon, Portugal & Madrid, Spain.
photo of Porto, Portugal courtesy of AmaWaterways

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Not Created Equal
The river cruise experience is fairly similar but the 5 river cruise lines that sail in Europe are NOT. As travelers you have many choices. It’s important that you be matched with the one(s) that best meet your needs. Contact me to discuss different options.

Contact: Jacintha Perera, MCC
Master Cruise Counsellor
travel expert & escape artist
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
(916) 897-9597

Au Revoir Jun 21

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Au Revoir
We bid farewell to the staff & our home for the last week. Tomorrow we take an overland transfer to Barcelona, Spain for more sightseeing . . . and more food & wine – tapas & cava!
left to right: hotel director, assistant captain, captain, moi, cruise director

For more delicious details, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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A Movable Feast Jun 20
Serve It Up A member of one team carefully portions out the soup as others do the same with their items.
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A Movable Feast
Food & wine were all carried next door to the adjacent bistro,  owned & operated by our culinary host, Chef Julien. A cute little place to have lunch. What do you think?
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We enjoyed a private happy hour – with more wine  -before strolling back through town to our ship at our leisure.

For more delicious details, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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Let’s Get Cooking Jun 19

Mis en Place
We are at Le Studio de Cabestan, a cooking school, in Avignon. Everything stands ready for our small group visit this afternoon.

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Let’s Get Cooking
Chef Julien Cabestan quickly assigned tasks to participants in this hands on experience, beginning with some basic prep work for our menu of Provencal appetizers.

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Collaboration
Here, he discusses the ingredients while demonstrating technique for a smooth brondade. Would YOU rather participate or spectate?
Notice that glasses of local rose has been offered to everyone during the cooking process What’s in your kitchen?

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Cuisinart
Chef Julien checks the ingredients & the equipment for our fresh gazpacho before he rotates through the culinary teams again to discuss plating & finishing touches.

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For more delicious details, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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Vin et Chocolat Jun 17

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Vin et Chocolat
An onboard tasting event. Luxurious French Valrhona chocolates with different wines. Consider the following pairings.
1) Sauvignon Blanc w/ milk chocolate. A surprise to us all. Yum!
2) Merlot w/ Caraibe dark chocolate 60% cacao
3) Cab/Cab Franc/Merlot blend w/ Guanaja 70% cacao
4) Chateau Vignot / St Emilion Grand Cru w/ Guanaja 70% cacao

Which do you think you would like?

For more delicious details, contact:
Jacintha Perera, culinary escape artist
Gourmet Getaways, a division of
www.IslandGetawaysTravel.com
916.897.9597

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