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Travel from Boston to Germany This Fall with ABAC

 TIFTON – From historic Boston to the Christmas markets of Germany, the Office of College Advancement at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College offers a smorgasbord of travel opportunities this fall in cooperation with Kelly Tours and Collette Vacations.

Open to anyone with a passion for travel, the trips feature an educational experience loaded with fun and adventure.  For more information on any of these excursions, interested persons can visit the ABAC travel web site at http://www.abac.edu/travel, contact Diane Kilgore at dkilgore@abac.edu, or call (229) 391-5070. Prices for all trips listed are per person rates and based on double occupancy.

The fall travel season begins Sept. 5–17 with a 13-day trip to South Africa with an optional three-night post tour extension of Victoria Falls.  Focusing on the culture and nature of the country, highlights will include Johannesburg, Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Table Mountain, and the Featherbed Nature Reserve.  This trip is $5,049 and includes 21 meals, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare.

Travelers will cruise Canada and New England from Sept. 10–22. Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, and Quebec before boarding the MS Veedham to Prince Edward Island.  Once on board, passengers will also travel to Halifax for a guided photography tour and Bar Harbor, Maine, where travelers can climb Cadillac Mountain, tour the summit of Mount Desert, and visit Acadia National Park.  Passengers will disembark in Boston and spend the day there, ending the day with dinner at the Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge, Pa.  This 13-day trip includes 14 meals, hotel accommodations, passage on the MS Veedham, and round-trip airfare for $3,499. 

From Sept. 12-16, tourists can explore the French Canada Gateway including four nights in Montreal with a tour of the city, a day trip to Quebec, and a lunch at Chateau Frontenac. This trip is $1,299 and includes daily breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare.

Visit the home of the Queen Mum from Oct. 4–18 with the Exploring England and Ireland excursion, which also includes Scotland and Wales.  This trip will feature focal points including Stonehenge, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, and Stratford-upon-Avon. Travelers will explore the cities of London, Bath, Cardiff, Killarney, Dublin, Edinburgh, and York.  The 15-day trip includes 22 meals, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare at a cost of $4,819.    

Celebrate the fall season with “Autumn in New England” from Oct. 8-14.   Explore historic cities including Boston, Lexington, Concord, and Salem.  As the foliage turns, travel to Vermont to see how cider is made at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and sample a wide variety of ice cream from the Ben and Jerry’s factory.  Travelers will then head to the working dairy of Billings Farm and visit the iconic town of Woodstock.  In Maine, travel by ferry through Casco Bay to Kennebunkport and dine on a lobster dinner.   This seven-day trip includes nine meals, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare for $2,269.

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy with a trip to Rome and the Amalfi Coast on Nov. 7–16.  Travelers will experience the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, explore the ruins of Pompeii and the Greek temples of Paestum, and visit the Villa Rufolo in Ravello.  Cities on the itinerary include Rome, Ravello, Vietri-sul-Mare, Sorrento, Paestum, Pompeii, and Naples.  This trip is $3,599 and includes 13 meals, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare.  Optional excursions also include Salerno by Night, a tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome by Night, and Exploring Paradise – Isle of Capri.  Each travel opportunity is an additional fee. 

The holiday season gets into full swing with a trip to Germany, France, and Austria for the Classic Christmas Markets. Travelers will explore the French city of Strasbourg before heading into Germany.  Once in the country, visitors will experience the ancient wine town of Wurzburg, the Bavarian Alpine village of Oberammergau, and the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park in Munich.  Then travel to Innsbruck, Austria to tour the popular attractions including the Hofburg and the ‘Golden Roof”.  The cost of this trip is $2,799 with 11 meals, hotel accommodations, and round-trip airfare.

The fall travel season concludes with a holiday visit to the Smoky Mountains from Dec. 12-14.  Spend a day in Dollywood, see the production of “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry”, enjoy shopping and a drive down Winterfest Lane to see the Christmas lights, and on the way home enjoy shopping at The Christmas Shop and a family-style dinner at the Dillard House.  The trip is $429 and includes six meals and round-trip transportation via motorcoach.
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