Join me on my 2019 Chocolates & Trinkets Reader Trip!

 

Let's Travel Together to Europe!

It’s no secret, I’m a #travelholic and I have a feeling, you might be feeling that travel bug too !

I’ve had so many readers tell me they’d love to join me on my trips – I can’t think of a better debut reader trip than to explore the Christmas Markets in Europe!

In 2015, I experienced the Christmas Markets in Germany and I feel in love. From the gluwein to the baked goods to the fairytale towns…I was smitten right away!

Chocolates, Trinkets and Treats!

This trip will be FULL of special treats!

To begin – the amazing Kimberly Belle is joining me on this trip! Together we have something special planned for our fellow #chocoholics (see below).

Next, expect some sweet surprises in the mail to help you get ready for our amazing trip.

Each night, while on the cruise, you’ll find special gifts in your cabins, something special from us to you.

Finally…we may be having some special guests join us!

First 10 people to reserve their spot will recieve an exclusive gift!

 

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The Time Will Fly...

Knowing this may be a trip of a lifetime for many of our readers, I wanted to make sure you had lots of time to plan, save, update your passport and prepare!

8 Days on the Rhine

Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland
with Scenic Luxury River Cruises
Sailing Date: December 4-11, 2019

THE RIVER CRUISE

Standard Suite: $3850 US aprox (5000.00 CDN) per person including port tax and airfare *

Balcony Suite: $4200 US aprox. (6005.00 CDN) / person including port tax and airfare*

Deposit: $465 US ($600 CDN) cabin only or $1,165 US ($1500 CDN) to include airfare*

*Restrictions apply please contact Stacey or Ruth for details

**based on double occupancy. Single supplements are available. We will also help you find a roommate.**

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

Book by September 30/2018 and pay in FULL by October 31/2018 to recieve $125 CDN OFF your total!

Early Payment Plan is due in full by 31 October, 2018.  If you do not wish to receive $125 CDN person off, then Final Payment is due 90 days prior to departure. 

Failure to pay the balance within 90 days of the cruise or tour departure date will result in cancellation and loss of deposit.

Everything included

plus an extra special gift for the first 10 people
who place a deposit down on their room!
See below for more information…

THIS TRIP IS ALL-INCLUSIVE!!

What does this mean? It means you are in for a treat! I’m all about spoiling my readers and this trip  is goign to be extra special!

 

  • Airfare is included (from Canadaian destinations. But don’t worry fellow US travelholics…you’ll be taken care of too…Stacey will see to it!).
  • Transfers to and from airport on cruise start and end dates regardless of whom books the air.
  • Tipping and Gratuities included.
  • Personal butler (yep, you read that right…only the best for you!)
  • All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages through the ship and complimentary in-stateroom mini-bar (some conditions apply).  (which means all those yummy coffees and wine!)
  • ALL our excursions are included! Yep…all the special tours when we visit the towns are included! That means tours of castles, wine tours, Christmas markets and more!
  • We have some extra special Scenic Enrich Experiences included that you will not want to miss.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • Complimentary use of our state-of-the-art electric assisted bicycles and Scenic Tailormade GPS devices.
  • Complimentary Laundry 1 kg /per cabin during duration of tour.
  • First class dining with amazing chefs.

Scenic Cruises Exclusions 

Meals other than specified in the itinerary

  • Alcoholic beverages from the top shelf or from our Vintage wine list

 

Chocolate Tour

Limited Spaces Available

Amsterdam holds a very special place in Kimberly Belle's heart.

Join us as we tour the city for the best chocolates & pastry shops.

We’ll explore bookshops, stop for coffee and who knows,
she may have a surprise or two in store for us!

Included in this tour (apart from having Kimberly Belle
as a tour guide and all the tasty chocolates we’ll find)
is one night stay in Amsterdam as well as a sweet surprise!

Can you tell yet that I love surprises…

Book Your Deposit Today!

 

 

Fill out the form and Stacey from Journey’s by Escape will be in contact to discuss the trip and help you with your deposit!

Please note that I’ve listed prices in US funds with CDN prices in brackets. These are estimated due to currency conversion. Final pricing will be given at booking.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Stacey!

I can’t wait for you to join me!

Steena Holmes

Are you ready to book?

Need more convincing?

This is going to be an amazing trip, experiencing the Christmas Markets in Europe! Join me, Kimberly and be ready for a lot of sweet treats, surprise gifts and special guests!

Be one of the first 10 people to reserve their cabin
and recieve an exclusive gift from me!

Secure Your Stateroom

Deposit
US$465/person
  • early registration pricing

  • special welcome gift

  • personalized trip gifts

  • $600 CDN/person
claim your spot today!

Cruise & Airfare Deposit

US$1165/person
  • return airfare included

  • early registration pricing

  • special welcome gift

  • personalized trip gifts from Steena

  • $1500 CDN/person

claim your spot today!

All the details...

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CHOCOLATES & TRINKETS READER TRIP with STEENA HOLMES

Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam (D)

Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2 Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Day 3 Cologne (B,L,D)
Freechoice:
Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.

Day 4 Koblenz (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

Day 5 Baden Baden (B,L,D)

Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice: Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

Day 6 Mannheim (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

Enrich

Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Day 7 Strasbourg (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

Day 8 Basel (B)

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight. You’ll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you.

You can also extend your trip (before or after our river cruise). Our team at Escapes can help you coordinate this.

What does this mean? It means you are in for a treat! I’m all about spoiling my readers and this trip  is goign to be extra special!

  • Airfare is included (Canada/US…it’s all included). Transfers to and from airport on cruise start and end dates regardless of whom books the air.
  • Tipping and Gratuities included.
  • Personal butler (yep, you read that right…only the best for you!)
  • All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages through the ship and complimentary in-stateroom mini-bar (some conditions apply).  (which means all those yummy coffees and wine!)
  • ALL our excursions are included! Yep…all the special tours when we visit the towns are included! That means tours of castles, wine tours, Christmas markets and more!
  • We have some extra special Scenic Enrich Experiences included that you will not want to miss.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • Complimentary use of our state-of-the-art electric assisted bicycles and Scenic Tailormade GPS devices.
  • Complimentary Laundry 1 kg /per cabin during duration of tour.
  • First class dining with amazing chefs.
  • Scenic Cruises Exclusions Meals other than specified in the itineraryAlcoholic beverages from the top shelf or from our Vintage wine list

Steena Holmes is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with 2 million copies of her titles sold world wide, including The Forgotten Ones, Saving Abby  and The Memory Child. Named in the Top 20 Women Author to read in 2015 by Good Housekeeping, she won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma as well as the USA Book News Award for The Word Game in 2015.

Kimberly Belle is the internationally bestselling author of The Marriage LieThe Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, and the forthcoming Three Days Missing (6.26.18). Her work has been published in a dozen countries and has appeared on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Globe & Mail bestseller lists.

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Imagine yourself walking through Amsterdam in search of the best chocolates,
pastries, bookstores and coffeeshops!

Isn’t that a wonderful image? Why not make it come true?

Join myself and the amazing Kimberly Belle as she shares with us the city of her heart and introduces us to her favorite shops!

This is an added on trip for $200. The cost includes 1 night stay at a hotel as well as a sweet surprise for you…

All you need to do is add this to your deposit!

Limited spaces available!

If there’s one thing I LOVE to do … it’s to surprise my readers and make them feel extra special!

All throughout this trip – from the moment you book to the moment we say goodbye after our amazing river cruise, you will feel spoiled! That is my promise to you!

For instance….

  • Be one of the first 10 readers to place a deposit and you’ll recieve something extra special in the mail from me.
  • Join Kimberly Belle and I on chocolate tour through Amsterdam – limited spots are available.
  • You’ll recieve a special welcome gift after placing a deposit (this if for everyone who comes).
  • I’m lining up some extra special guest authors to join us on this trip!
  • You’ll find some sweet treats in your cabins each night during our river cruise.
  • and so much more…

This is the easy part!

 

Fill out the form above to claim your spot! Stacey from Journey’s by Escapes will contact you and walk you through the rest!