Intimate Group Vacations

There’s nothing quite like traveling with a group of family or friends.  At Royal Travel Center, we put together some of the most interesting vacation experiences for our clients to enjoy.

These “Royal Gems” are unique group departures, typically they are intimate trips where we get to share incredible experiences together and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s company.
Check out some of our special trips below!


Southern Caribbean Seafarer on the Rotterdam

November 21 – December 1, 2021

Escorted by Jenny and Sven

We invite you to join us for a 10 night journey into the Southern Caribbean on board the Rotterdam.  The Rotterdam makes her debut in Europe August 2021.  Our journey on takes us from Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s Private Island to Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to sail on the Rotterdam for her inaugural season in the Caribbean, what a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

 

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Christmastime on the Rhine River and Swiss Alps

December 11-18, 2021

Escorted by Mary Lou, Bernie and Kari

Join us on board the AMA Waterways AMA Serena for a festive trip on the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam.  Enjoy all of the Christmas Markets along the river and the beautiful decorations and celebrations of central Europe.  Even if you have traveled on the Rhine River before, going at this time of the year truly makes for an unforgettable river cruise!

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Desert Adventures

February 10 – 18, 2022

Escorted by Mayflower Cruises and Tours

Experience the luxurious United Arab Emirates cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi- a perfect combonation of rich history mixed with modern wonders. Visit one of the largest mosques in the world in Abu Dhabi and ascend 1475-feet into the sky in Dubai. Exploer local vegetable, spice, and gold markets; BBQ and Bedouin campsite and enjoy an exhilarating 4-wheel-jeep safari through the golden sand dunes. Your desert adventure awaits in these two wonderful cities.
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South America Passage

February 18-March 4, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Jenny, Bernie, Sven and Kari

We invite you to join us for a 14 day journey around South America on board the Westerdam.  Our journey takes us from San Antonio, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the majesty of Patagonia and the stunning scenery of the fjords, going around Cape Horn and visiting the Falkland Islands, all while making memories to last a lifetime!

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Holland Tulip Festival

May 12-19, 2022

Escorted by Mayflower Cruises and Tours
Start with a stay in “Windy City” before heading off to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan.  Visit Veldheer-DeKlomp Tulip Gardens, ablaze with acres of brilliant color in a Dutch setting and attend the Dutch Musiekparade (Music Parade).  Explore the charm of a bygone era on Mackinac via a horse-drawn carriage en route to the hotel and learn of its history during a private lecture with a local historian.  Then relax at the Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Mackinac Island.  Round out this trip with a visit to the Henry Ford Museum.
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Beauties of the Bosporus

May 14 – 24, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Jenny, Bernie, Sven and Kari

Join us on this trip from Istanbul to Athens with a trip through the Dardanelles into the Black Sea on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.  This voyage is a part of the Virtuoso Cruises collection and we are proud to be hosting this fantastic trip.

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Gems of Southeastern Europe

June 13 – 20, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Bernie and Kari

Cruise the lower Danube on the AMA Verde through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.  visiting Medieval towns, and fantastic parks.
See firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another.

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Grand Holland featuring Floriade and Andre Rieu

July 7-18, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Bernie and Kari

This unique itinerary has been carefully curated to ensure an immersive experience in Holland. The highlights of this small group tour are: Floriade, a once per decade floral and horticultural spectacle and attendance at an outdoor concert featuring Andre Rieu in his hometown of Maastrict, Netherlands.
This tour has something for everyone with activities for all interests, private guides, culinary explorations and will be a small group tour not to exceed 16 passengers.

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Highlights of the Columbia and Snake Rivers

August 5 – 12, 2022

Escorted by Mayflower Cruises and Tours

Experience the best of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. From Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge and the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Falls to the Snake River’s Hells Canyon and two nights at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort.

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Cruising the Greek Islands of the Southern Aegean – with Smithsonian Journeys

September 1-8, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Bernie and Kari

With this exceptional itinerary, PONANT invites you to enjoy a wonderful interlude discovering the cultural and natural treasures of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. From Athens, set sail aboard Le Bougainville for an 8-day cruise to the most beautiful Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and delight not only in the rich cultural heritage but also in refreshing dips in the turquoise waters of the archipelago.

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New England Rails and Sails

October 5 – 12, 2022

Escorted by Mayflower Cruises and Tours

Tour New England by rail and sail during autumn’s splendor by taking four exciting rail excursions and three fun-filled New England cruises. Also, travel the beautiful Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountains and spend two nights at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino.

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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

October 12 – 19, 2022

Escorted by Mayflower Cruises and Tours

Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient heritage. Spend five nights in Iceland while exploring this amazing land of fire and ice.

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Classic Christmas Markets

December 8 – 15, 2022

Escorted by Mary Lou, Bernie and Kari

Imagine yourself sailing along Germany’s Main river visiting fairytale villages. The scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air as you stroll among the market stalls enjoying steaming mugs of glühwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit. Experience quintessential holiday magic and learn about the legends behind some of the most popular holiday traditions.

Christmas Market cruises are one of our very favorite types of River Cruises!  We hope you will consider joining us on this holiday trip along the “Romantic Road” onboard Uniworld’s River Queen.


Stay tuned for more Royal Gems!


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