Each year Gutsy Women Travel puts together the ultimate summer travel guide for Lioness readers. Let’s see where these women are taking us this season. So call your girlfriends, get out your passports and get away for one heck of an experience.
Great Rivers of Europe River Cruise
Departure dates: Sept. 30, 2015 and Sept. 13, 2016
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
From $4,595 per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only
Venture to see the history along the scenic Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, where medieval architecture beckons from every riverbank. As you journey through the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, you will get a taste of the local culture both onboard and off like during an Apfelstrudel baking lesson in the ship’s kitchen, and while savoring a home-hosted Kaffeeklatsch in Germany.
Tours to Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, and Vienna are featured with personal headsets for easy listening.
Airport transfers are included with purchase of competitive international airfare.
During your European River Cruise, whenever you approach a new port or town, participants will receive a Port Talk, which is a briefing about the area so they can make the best use of their free time.
Gutsy Women Travel offers reduced rate single supplements and guaranteed share cabins to afford women the comfort of traveling solo on a river cruise and assurance that other solo female travelers will be onboard.
Japan Cultural Treasures
Departure dates: May 7, 2016 and Oct. 3, 2016
13 Days / 12 Nights
From $4,095 per person, land only (no single supplement)
Explore Japan and discover the country you’ve always dreamed of visiting, an Asian land both modern and ancient where a colorful Shinto festival winds its way past neon lights and Tokyo skyscrapers. Experience riding a modern bullet train as it speeds past a farmer tending to their rice paddy; view a well-dressed businessman stopping in a Buddhist temple to light incense and explore the countryside with the majestic Mount Fuji providing a beautiful backdrop. Join other Gutsy Women in this small group setting compromised of no more than 16 participants as you explore the history, culture and architecture of Japan spanning more than 2,000 years. Participants will stay in first-class hotels; partake in traditional tea ceremony, workshops and travel by rail just as the locals do.
Departure dates: Nov. 7, 2015 and Feb. 25, 2016
15 Days / 14 Nights
From $2,195 land only (no single supplement)
Travel to Thailand where independence, hospitality and a traditional philosophy that “life is pleasure” weave a spell over every visitor. Gutsy Women visit Bangkok and have personal encounters with the locals while making unique cultural discoveries on this Asian adventure of a lifetime. Participants will witness Buddhist monks receiving alms at a dawn ceremony; ride an elephant and smell fresh lemongrass in the floating market and much more! This guided vacation provides a real life perspective into Thai culture as you take part in a cooking class, dine in a local home and travel on a traditional bamboo raft. Discover what captivates so many visitors in this tropical nation while in the company of other Gutsy Women within a small group setting capped at 16 participants.
Morocco Sahara Odyssey
Departure dates: Feb. 18, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016
15 Days / 14 Nights
From $2,795 land only (no single supplement)
Morocco never ceases to amaze even the most experienced traveler! Medina’s are overflowing with century-old customs and the mighty Sahara, a timeless sea of sand, seems to stretch to infinity. On this guided vacation capped at 16 participants, Gutsy Women will meet local Moroccan people, experience their traditions and taste the secrets of their flavorful cuisine and view the beauty of their mosques. Women will sample regional specialties specially prepared for them during a home-hosted meal. Participants will get a true feel for the Sahara that has decisively shaped this culture as they camp amidst its dunes for two unforgettable nights and topped off with an exploration via a camel. Meet the President of Gutsy Women Travel who will accompany the Feb. 18 departure!
Departure date: Jan. 10, 2016
15 Days / 14 Nights
From $5,145 land only (no single supplement)
Experience the beauty of the great outback while you explore Australia on this unforgettable trip offered by Gutsy Women Travel, operated by award-winning Overseas Adventure Travel. Women will tour central Melbourne to feel the pulse of this great city and have the option of walking in the city’s fine Botanical Gardens, a splendid example of 19th-century English landscaping. Participants will witness eastern gray kangaroos and encounter koalas hanging from trees. You will cruise the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living thing and discover what Sydney has to offer along with its magnificent views for their famous harbor bridge, all within a small group setting capped at 16 participants.
Call 866-464 8879 or click on www.gutsywomentravel.com for further details on any of the aforementioned trips.