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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In this newsletter, I'd like to tell you about America's best rivers for cruising. Sailing these waterways is a carefree and enjoyable way to experience the country's rich heritage and scenic beauty, and Vacations To Go offers every discount, deal and special promotion available for these trips.

To see all the latest deals and a complete list of itineraries, just click the applicable link.

Board a comfortable, modern-day paddle wheeler and cruise the Mississippi River, which winds its way from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. On the Upper Mississippi, you can visit Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, and explore the arts scene in Red Wing, Minnesota. During the fall, see brightly colored autumn foliage. On the lower half of the river, experience Southern hospitality as you tour beautifully restored mansions, like Oak Alley in Louisiana, and dine on world-famous cuisine in New Orleans' French Quarter.

The largest tributary of the Mississippi River, the Ohio River was a major transportation route for Native Americans, European explorers and settlers. Sailings can include Henderson, Kentucky, once home to naturalist and painter John James Audubon; keep an eye out for the 13 bronze bird statues around town. In Paducah, Kentucky -- where the Ohio meets the Tennessee River -- the galleries of the LowerTown Arts District are big draws. Madison is on the Indiana Wine Trail, and Louisville, Kentucky, is known for its horse-racing heritage. Ohio River itineraries can include segments on the Mississippi River.

The Tennessee River covers four states, flowing from east of Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, where it converges with the Ohio River. During the Civil War, Union troops strategically used the river to invade Confederate territory, leaving behind a notable list of Civil War sites. Tennessee River itineraries can make time for the Shiloh National Military Park south of Savannah, Tennessee, and the W.C. Handy Home & Museum in Florence, Alabama, where the "Father of the Blues" was born in 1873.

Head west to the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington and follow in the footsteps of famed explorers Lewis and Clark. These trips offer opportunities to see the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, the Columbia River Gorge and Hells Canyon. Tour the Bonneville Dam, a National Historic Site whose construction started in 1934, or take in the floral splendor of the International Rose Test Garden in Portland. Typically combined into one trip, these two rivers offer an abundance of history and natural beauty.

The Hudson River flows from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. A cruise provides the perfect way to experience all that New York has to offer, from breathtaking scenery and grand architecture to the art, history and culture of the Big Apple. Famous landmarks include Sleepy Hollow, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Springwood estate in Hyde Park and West Point Military Academy. Fall sailings showcase the region's brilliant foliage. Hudson River cruises also can venture along the Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers.

Spanning 363 miles across New York State, the Erie Canal was built with 35 locks to connect Lake Erie to the Hudson River. Considered an engineering marvel, the canal attracts tourists with its charming waterfront communities. Our Erie Canal departures also include time sailing other bodies of water, such as Lake Ontario, the Hudson and the St. Lawrence River and Seaway.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the quiet waterways of the St. Johns and Tolomato rivers in northeastern Florida. See restored plantation homes and the subtropical flora of Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka, stroll the historic district of Amelia Island and uncover the rich past of St. Augustine -- founded in 1565, it's billed as America's oldest surviving European settlement. The St. Johns region is home to more than 200 species of birds, making the destination ideal for birding enthusiasts. Look for alligators and bald eagles in Ocala National Forest.



Here are this week's Top 20 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with Uniworld. Travels between Lyon and Marseille. Save 10%. Starting at $2,799. Departures from March 18 through November 4, 2018.

2) Capitals of the Danube, 5 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Vienna. Save $332 per couple. Starting at $1,065. Departs November 2, 6 & 10, 2017.

3) Magical Rhine, 8 days with Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Starting at $1,449. Departures from September 15 through November 3, 2017.

4) Holiday - Christmas Markets, 8 or 9 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save $1,400 per couple, plus enjoy free shore excursions and more. Starting at $1,799. Departs December 4, 11 & 18, 2017.

5) Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth, 9 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Lima. Starting at $2,449. Departures from September 2, 2017 through December 22, 2018.

6) Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Waterways. Begins and ends in Porto. Fly from $495 per person from select gateways. Starting at $2,595. Departures from April 14 through November 10, 2018.

7) 14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague, 14 days with Gate 1. Travels between Prague and Budapest. Save $1,100 per couple. Starting at $2,599. Departures from March 22 through November 22, 2018.

8) Nashville Holiday, 7 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins and ends in Nashville. Save $1,400 per couple, plus enjoy free shore excursions. Starting at $2,599. Departs December 4 & 10, 2017.

9) The Legendary Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Nuremberg and ends in Budapest. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,799. Departures from April 7 through November 3, 2018.

10) Sensations of Southern France, 8 days with Emerald Waterways. Travels between Nice and Lyon. Fly for free from select gateways. Starting at $2,995. Departures from April 21 through October 13, 2018.

11) Pacific Northwest Adventure, 8 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Vancouver and Clarkston. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $3,499. Departs July 9, 16 & 23, 2018.

12) 18 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria with Danube River Cruise, 18 days with Gate 1. Begins in Frankfurt and ends in Budapest. Save $1,200 per couple. Starting at $3,849. Departures from May 5 through October 25, 2018.

13) Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Fly from $295 to $695 per person from select gateways, plus companion cruises for free. Starting at $3,998. Departures from March 28 through December 28, 2018.

14) 8 Day Bordeaux Affair, 8 days with Scenic Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save $500 per couple. Starting at $4,295. Departures from May 8 through September 25, 2018.

15) Great American Waterways, 16 days with Blount. Travels between Chicago and New York City. Save 15%. Starting at $4,949. Departs June 27, August 1 and September 5, 2018.

16) Magnificent Europe, 15 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Amsterdam. Save $2,500 per couple, plus fly from $299 per person in economy class. Starting at $5,699. Departures from July 20 through October 5, 2018.

17) Legendary Rhine & Moselle, 13 days with Uniworld. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Airfare is included from select gateways, plus save 10%. Starting at $5,999. Departures from April 18 through November 2, 2018.

18) 15 Day Jewels of Europe, 15 days with Scenic Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest. Save $6,300 per couple, plus receive a free 150 euro onboard credit. Starting at $6,745. Departures from September 25 through October 25, 2017.

19) European Jewels, 16 days with Uniworld. Travels between Amsterdam and Budapest. Airfare is included from select gateways, plus save 10%. Starting at $6,999. Departures from May 2 through November 9, 2018.

20) Treasures of the Danube, 11 days with Crystal River Cruises. Begins and ends in Vienna. Companion cruises for free. Starting at $7,690. Departures from November 13, 2017 through November 10, 2018.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Alan Fox
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