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Dominican Republic

JULY 10-15, 2023

Join Single Parents Who Travel for its 5th Annual Family Vacation to Punta Cana!

Parents and kids will get a chance to enjoy a 6-day family vacation at one of the most highly-rated family resorts in the world, let alone the jewel of the Caribbean…

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SINGLE PARENTS WHO TRAVEL *SPECIAL* SPRING BREAK GROUP TRIP!

Soak in the sun on the pristine white sand beaches of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and have a blast participating in the resort’s on-site activities with other single-parent families from across the country during a 5-Day, 4-Night All-inclusive Family Vacation to “The Friendly Island” of the Caribbean!

You can join the FIRST group on March 13-17, 2023, or the SECOND group on April 3-7, 2023. Indicate which date of the special group trip you would like to join in the sign up form.

And if your little one is 5 years old or under, they can stay in the resort for FREE!

This special group trip promo is available for a very LIMITED time only!

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The Yucatan, Mexico

Day 1: Merida, Cenote, and Valladolid

Grab your family and head to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan state, named the World’s Best Small City 2019 by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Stop for a refreshing swim in a cenote, a freshwater sinkhole that was once sacred to the ancient Maya people.

Continue to Valladolid, a bustling Maya city with a special colonial flavor, for lunch. Enjoy people-watching, admiring the traditional dress of the Maya, and appreciate the pastel-colored buildings around the Main Plaza. After free time for lunch, continue to your well-appointed home for the next two nights.

Day 2: Uxmal and Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

In the morning, dive into the ancient Maya world with a private tour of Uxmal, a once-mighty Maya city with a stunning Governor’s Palace, Nunnery Quadrangle, and a large ball court. The kids will also love visiting the mighty Pyramid of the Magician, which has a mystical and fantastical story attached to its creation.

After, the adventure continues with a visit to the living-museum, Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. Learn about the Yucatan’s haciendas, which functioned like the plantations in the southern US, and about henequen (sisal fiber), which was the source of the Yucatan’s wealth during the Colonial Era.

Tour the processing plant, which is still in action, visit the beautiful main house, and take a mule-drawn rail cart tour of the fields. Also enjoy a delicious lunch of regional cuisine ending with a swim at the on-site cenote.

Day 3: Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Head to the stunning Celestun Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and year-round home to flocks of bright pink flamingos. Hop in a speedy boat and navigate the winding canals of this vast mangrove and wetlands complex to visit the flamingos.

Return to the boat dock in the town of Celestun for a delicious meal of local seafood or whatever you choose under the shade of a thatched-roof palapa restaurant.

After, continue to Chichen Itza to settle into an accommodation very close to the famous ancient Maya ruins.

COSTA RICA

Unveil the mysteries of nature at its most beautiful as you explore the verdant rainforest, breathtaking coastline, rugged mountains and exotic wildlife of this Central American paradise on this Costa Rica family vacation.

Day 1: Arrive in San José

Welcome Dinner & Drinks at the Hotel

Meet your fellow travelers and celebrate your arrival in Costa Rica with welcome drinks and dinner to kick off the Costa Rican adventure of a lifetime!

Day 2: Sarapiquí River White Water Rafting/Floating, Guaro Sour-Making Class

Sarapiquí River White Water Rafting

Shoot down the roaring rapids and bob over the gushing waters of the Sarapiquí River on this exciting adventure. You’ll also enjoy smooth waters that will allow you to take in the lush scenery as you glide by a forest full of exotic birds and animals. Enjoy a rafting adventure in Class I – Class III rapids. Or if you prefer, choose a serene float trip on gentle waters.

Private Guaro Sour-Making Class and Self-Tour through Arenal

Learn how to make the delicious cocktail featuring the traditional liquor of Costa Rica and then spend the balance of the afternoon exploring your surroundings in Arenal. Take in the panoramic view of the Arenal volcano, looming over the verdant pasture land of the rolling hills.

Day 3: Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour

Board a motor coach for your drive to Caño Negro.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Guided Tour

Board a boat from Los Chiles and head down stream on the Rio Frio (“Cold River”). Along the ride, your guide will point out the wonders of the rainforest and the richness of the flora and fauna of the area. Keep an eye out for rain forest wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, lizards and many more on this all-day tour.

Day 3: Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Head to the stunning Celestun Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and year-round home to flocks of bright pink flamingos. Hop in a speedy boat and navigate the winding canals of this vast mangrove and wetlands complex to visit the flamingos.

Return to the boat dock in the town of Celestun for a delicious meal of local seafood or whatever you choose under the shade of a thatched-roof palapa restaurant.

After, continue to Chichen Itza to settle into an accommodation very close to the famous ancient Maya ruins.

SOUTH AFRICA

Experience the beauty of the people, cultures and landscapes of South Africa on this 10-day once-in-a-lifetime group tour. Experience the excitement of a Big Five safari, taking part in a private tour of Robben Island, experiencing a festive braaiwith locals and more.

Day 1: Capetown

Explore Cape Town, the “Mother City” of South Africa, which rests beneath the majestic Table Mountain on the edge of sandy white beaches and shimmering azure waves. Roam the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with pathways that wind past the city’s enticing cafés, open-air markets and the celebrated Two Oceans Aquarium. Ask your tour guide to recommend the ideal restaurant for dinner that would fit your family’s needs.

Day 2: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Nature Walk, The District Six Tour and City Walking Tour

Following a buffet breakfast at your leisure, say goeie môre (“good morning” in Afrikaans) to your fellow travelers during an exclusive orientation with your tour guide.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Nature Walk

Enjoy an exciting ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain. Then, take a nature walk along a series of paved paths through the fynbos—one of the world’s most diverse floral kingdoms—and see spectacular views from your towering perch!

The District Six Tour and Lunch

Take a tour of District Six, which chronicles the injustice and racial intemperance dating from South Africa’s apartheid period. After the tour, it’s a short hop to a local restaurant to satisfy your appetite at lunch, choosing from a variety of meat dishes or a tasty vegetarian plate from a set menu.

City Walking Tour and Optional Shopping at V&A Waterfront

After lunch, stroll through the city’s historic center and visit landmarks including Company’s Garden Park, the Houses of Parliament and St. George’s Cathedral. Conclude your tour where the city meets the sea—at V&A Waterfront—where there are over 450 local and international shops, a bevy of dining options and leisure and entertainment facilities for you to explore on your own. Afterwards, return by motorcoach to the hotel, where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Celebration of Africa Dinner

Get in the groove with an interactive drumming class and be entertained by over 1,000 years of legend, history and artistry wrapped in the mystical wisdom of African proverbs. Then, revel in the lively flavors of modern African cuisine. During dinner, celebrate Africa with Malian puppeteers whose puppets, masks and music tell African folk tales and dramatize the relationship human beings have with the spiritual world.

Day 3: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and African Penguins at Boulders Beach

After breakfast, board a motor coach to the Cape of Good Hope for a photo stop. Marvel at the extraordinary scenery—the same view that greeted the 15th-century Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama!

Cape Point

Catch glimpses of the stunning coastline on a scenic drive to Cape Point. Upon arrival, ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up the mountainous slope through fynbos to the lighthouse at the top. Hike over the natural terrain and delight in the panoramic views. Then, take an easy stroll back down along a paved nature trail.

Lunch with a View

Savor fresh seafood and other options from a set menu at a restaurant featuring a spectacular seaside view.

African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Take a short walk to Boulders Beach—home to the charming African penguins. Located in a cove on the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its white sand beach is surrounded by massive granite boulders. Take a moment to delight in the antics of these adorable birds as they wade and waddle around!

LONDON & PARIS

Let’s hop the pond for 8 days to visit the home of Harry Potter, Fish and Chips and Buckingham Palace, followed by a trip to EuroDisney, shall we?

Day 1: Arrive in London

Sightseeing in London

Ask your tour guide for lunch recommendations, and then spend the afternoon exploring London on your own.

Day 2: Beefeater, Royal Crown Jewels, Tower of London, High-Speed Boat Ride on the River Thames, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace Visits

Private Beefeater Welcome

Receive a personal welcome to the Tower of London by one of the famous Beefeater guards. Also referred to as “Yeomen Warders,” the Beefeater guards were originally formed in 1485 by Henry VII.

Private Viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels

Experience this early access, once-in-a-lifetime, private viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London led by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden.

Privately Guided Tour of the Tower of London

Explore this foreboding fortress and learn details about its checkered past! Over the ages, the Tower of London has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to all manner of beasts—including lions, bears and other predators—as well as prison to the famous and infamous.

High-Speed Private Boat Ride on the River Thames

Speed along the River Thames in a private boat ride—and see historical sites and iconic scenery on this special tour of Central London.

Traditional British Lunch at a Local Pub

Dine on authentic English fare with your fellow travelers.

Privately Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey

Discover the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of coronations, royal weddings and countless historical events, with commentary by a blue badge guide.

Buckingham Palace Photo Stop

Enjoy a guided walk from St. James Park to Buckingham Palace where you can snap a pic in front of the historic residence of England’s royal family. When available, witness the royal guards on horseback at Whitehall.

Dinner and Evening On Your Own

Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner and the rest of your evening to explore London on your own. Don’t forget to ask your tour guide for any restaurant recommendations.

Day 3: Archery in the English Countryside, Windsor Castle, Queen Mary’s Dollhouse and Kiddie Dinner & Movie Night

Archery in the English Countryside

Travel to a beautiful estate located minutes from historic Windsor. Then, grab a bow and arrow and put your marksmanship to the test as you take in the idyllic pastoral setting.

Lunch On Your Own in Windsor

Delight in a midday meal in the quaint town of Windsor, and then explore it at your leisure. The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to the historic Windsor Castle—the Queen of England’s favorite weekend getaway—and is filled with excellent shops, boutiques and pubs.

Windsor Castle

See how Kings and Queens live as you walk the grounds of Windsor Castle, home to the British royal family since the 11th century. A local guide will accompany you to provide commentary on the history of the castle and its stunning grounds. Still used as a royal residence, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Following the tour, you will have time to further explore the grounds and take pictures on your own.

Queen Mary’s Dollhouse

Visit this remarkable dollhouse to see one of the world’s most incredible collections of dolls.

Kiddie dinner and movie night

Children of all ages enjoy their own dinner party and take in a classic kiddie movie.

ICELAND

Iceland is a red-hot destination for families right now! See where “Game of Thrones” was filmed, take in the Northern Lights and learn about pirates, sea monsters, and the island’s rich mythology.

DAY 1: REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Arrive in Iceland early and stop for a dip in the Blue Lagoon, a perfect introduction to Iceland’s geothermal landscape. Explore the lagoon’s volcanic origins and learn about the curative powers of its naturally heated seawater. Check into your Reykjavík hotel and enjoy lunch on your own. During an afternoon walking tour, photograph colorfully painted houses and the immense Hallgrímskirkja Church, or delve into Viking history at the Reykjavík City Museum’s Settlement Exhibition. Young travelers will have the opportunity to make friends with local Icelandic children as they gather to explore the Whale Museum together, in addition to learning about one another’s daily lives and cultures.

Day 2: Golden Circle

Travel to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the rift valley between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates. Against a backdrop of mountains and a wildflower-dotted lava plain stands the ancient stone site of the Althing, the world’s oldest and still-governing legislative assembly. Savor lunch at a local farm, complete with homemade ice cream then continue to the geothermal wonderland of Geysir, where the Strokkur geyser shoots hot water 90 feet in the air. At Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls,” take a spectacular ridge-top hike to witness the powerful force of the Hvítá River as it drops nearly 100 feet in two voluminous cascades.

DAY 3: WESTFJORDS PENINSULA

This morning, fly to the Westfjords Peninsula and discover a pristine landscape of fjords and fishing villages tucked into tiny harbors. Set off on a guided walk through Ísafjörður, meeting locals and learning about the history of the peninsula at the Westfjords Heritage Museum. After lunch at a traditional fish storehouse, take a boat trip to the island of Vigur, home to thousands of seabirds. Taste traditional treats with a local family at their 19th-century farmstead and return to Ísafjörður for dinner.

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami

Day 1: Miami

Vibrant and colorful, Miami is known for its New World cuisine, eclectic shopping and sizzling South Beach scenery. While you’re still in port:Museum together, in addition to learning about one another’s daily lives and cultures.

 

  • Shop and sightsee in breezy South Beach
  • Dine on croquetas at a Cuban café in historic Little Havana
  • Explore the wonders within Everglades National Park

Day 2: Day at Sea

A seemingly endless array of one-of-a-kind offerings to inspire and delight awaits you throughout the ship. Some Things to See & Do:

 

  • Watch a Broadway-quality musical and splash it up in a freshwater pool
  • Savor upscale restaurants, buffets, poolside snacks and room-service
  • Find one-of-a-kind fun in unique clubs designed for kids, teens, tweens and adults

Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman

On this largest of the Cayman Islands, bask on stunning Seven Mile Beach and enjoy cosmopolitan shopping and dining.

Some Things to See & Do

  • Follow in the footsteps of history at Pedro St. James Castle
  • Peruse historical artifacts at Cayman Islands National Museum
  • Connect with nature at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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