Mainstream Collette Explorations by Collette Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventure Cruise/Land Leisure Stays Pilgrimage Tours Group Only Types Escorted Tours
Mainstream Collette 4 star product4 star product Centrally located hotelsCentrally located hotels Breakfast Daily, Many dinnersBreakfast Daily, Many dinners The key sightseeing you dont want to missThe key sightseeing you dont want to miss Unique, Discovery ExperiencesUnique, Discovery Experiences Offer a balance of leisure time for clients to explore according to their personal interests.Offer a balance of leisure time for clients to explore according to their personal interests.
Explorations Product Line A collection of smaller, more personal travel experiences Never more than 24 passengers on the tour More unique experiences only available to small groups Smaller hotels in many locations More interaction with local communities Perfect fit for the Boomer and Zoomer market Designed after extensive market research Huge appeal in retail channel
Explorations Product Line 2010 1.China to Tibet 2.Plains of Africa 3.Angkor Wat & Vietnam 4.Ecuador featuring the Galapagos Islands 5.Antarctica 6.Australia & New Zealand Adventure 7.Italys Treasures 8.Glory of the Mayan 9.Californias Wine Country 10.Colors of Provence 11.India 12.Egypt & Jordan
Australia & New Zealand Adventure - Explorations Colors of Provence – Explorations Glory & Ruins of the Mayan – Explorations Wines & Wonders of South America – Collette New Englands Yuletide Heart of Texas Trains & Canyons of the Southwest Southern California & Las Vegas New Product Development for 2010
Explorations tour, capped at 24 Overnight on the Sunlander Train and experience amazing scenery. Spend two nights at a remarkable resort on Fraser Island, a UNESCO World heritage Site Spend the night in Tongariro National Park at the beautiful Bayview Chateau Tongariro. Taste the flavors of Napier at a wine tasting and dinner at a winery. Australia & New Zealand Adventure
Explorations tour, capped at 24 Spend three nights in a Provençal Mas – a cozy, restored farmhouse in the Papal City Avignon Visit the famed vineyards of Provence, where youll be treated to a tour and tasting at a local winery Learn about local cheeses as you sample them during an informative cheese tasting Colors of Provence
Explorations tour, capped at 24 Marvel at Tikals Pyramids and temples spread out amongst a spectacular jungle canopy. Discover the Copan Ruins a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Athens of the Mayan World. Meet the locals at the most colorful outdoor market in Guatemala. Learn the secrets of coffee growing during a coffee plantation tour followed by a delightful lunch in a lush rainforest setting. Glory & Ruins of the Mayan
Ride the Tren del Vino, an historic, 1913 steam locomotive that travels through the Chilean wine country Indulge in a gourmet lunch with wine pairing at a bodega on the Los Caminos del Vino wine route while in Mendoza. Experience the flavor and history of Argentinas most famous wine, Malbec, during visits to three bodegas. Move to the beat of the tango during a private lesson, then thrill to a stunning tango performance in the city where the dance was born. Wines & Wonders of South America
2 nights Newport! Glittering white lights, evergreens and thousands of poinsettia plants welcome you at three historic mansions: the Breakers, the Marble House and the Elms Attend a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol performed by a local actor Step back in time for an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride on a Christmas Tree Farm New England Yuletide Treasures
Discover the energy and spectacle that is the Texas Rodeo, complete with bull riding, roping, barrel racing and more! Travel back in time aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad – dating back to the 1800s. Experience the flavors of true Tex-Mex cuisine as you learn the art of cooking and making the perfect margarita during your private cooking class. Spend the day at an authentic Texas Dude Ranch experiencing life out in the hill country! Heart of Texas
Dinner at the Santa Fe School of Cooking includes a festive dinner and a cooking demonstration. A three night stay in Sedona allows plenty of time to experience its sheer, exuberant beauty. View stunning scenery accessible only by rail on the Verde Canyon Railroad. Behold amazing views of the most famous canyon in the world when you arrive at the Grand Canyons South Rim. Learn how Native American handicrafts are made at a jewelry-making demonstration. Trains and Canyons of the Southwest
Relax at an elegant included lunch at the famous Hotel del Coronado Spend a day at an Old Mining Camp complete with cowboy entertainment and a BBQ dinner. Experience a wine tasting at a local winery in Tecmecula, the Napa Valley of Southern California Leisurely program 3 nights San Diego, 3 nights Palm Springs, 2 nights Las Vegas Southern California & Las Vegas
Expansion of Explorations product line Focus on content and experience rich itineraries Why did you develop these tours and not others in 2010?
1.Croatia 2.Imperial Cities 3.Alpine Explorer 4.Exploring the Alpine Countries 5.Discover Switzerland 6.Italy 7.France & Bavaria 8.Austrian Delight Oberammergau
Better pricing overall! Many destinations have a currency impact for 2010 in our favor. Trains, wine, and food continue to be hot Destinations: Australia, Central & South America, Africa and the Middle East, and very content rich domestic programs. What to expect for 2010....
Strong for Retail for 09 From the Outback to the Glaciers Complete South Pacific Journey to the South Pacific Great Trains, Wineries & Cultures of Aust & NZ Discover South America Angkor Wat & Vietnam Splendors of the Nile Spectacular South Africa London & Paris Italian Vistas National Parks South Pacific Wonders Exploring New Zealand Reflections of Italy Japan's Hidden Treasure Peru: Ancient Land of Mystery Plains of Africa Patagonia and it's Natural Wonders Canadian Rockies by Train China to Tibet