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  • We have used Lorraine’s service for the past eleven years and have had nothing but good experiences from the hotels she has booked to the cruise itineraries she has recommended. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

    Len and Janet

  • We trusted Lorraine to plan our perfect cruise in French Polynesia and we weren't disappointed. All the arrangements from air travel, transfers, pre-cruise hotel and the ship cabin she chose for us were perfectly handled. She reminded us of deadlines, filled out our documents for us, and checked up on us regularly. We would highly recommend her superior service.

    Rick and Heather

  • Terry and I really liked the cruises you planned. Terry was severely disabled. Before she died she told me that she could not believe the happiness and joy she had on these cruises. We managed to do so many unique things because you really care for people and are the best travel planner we have ever had.
    • Romeo Piquette
  • Traveling with Lorraine Young is first class all the way. Such a lovely lady who is also knowledgeable, caring, professional and just plain fun to be with. Always making sure that our needs are met and we are all happy.

    Bonnie

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE – EASTBOUND

This Adventure Begins on: September 17, 2016

Avalon Waterways - 15 DAY RIVER CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST - See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest.

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE – EASTBOUND

About this Adventure...

Cruise through the scenic canals of Amsterdam and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Spend time in magnificent Cologne, the charming wine village of Rüdesheim, medieval Bamberg, historical Nuremberg, and magical Vienna. Attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy inside visits of Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz, and St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty, quaint towns, fascinating architecture, and historic buildings dotting the landscape as you sail along.

24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Galapagos/Machu Picchu

This Adventure Begins on: November 06, 2016

24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Galapagos/Machu Picchu

About this Adventure...

The Ultimate South America Adventure is a 'Trip of a Lifetime' and one not to be missed! I have done this trip five times and I absolutely love going back. There is always so much to see and so much to experience and I love seeing it through the eyes of each group that I host. There are four very distinct components of this trip and each offer a unique and different experience for the group. We travel by plane, by train, by dugout canoe and motorized canoe, by bus, by Zodiak, by Catamaran and by foot. It is almost like a traveler's 'Smorgasbord of Adventures'!! You will be talking about this trip for many yeasrs to come! : ) Please watch this video to get a detailed description of the entire itinerary: My 24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Machu Picchu Adventure


Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River with Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay – Southbound

This Adventure Begins on: January 19, 2017

A journey with Avalon Waterways along the mighty Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia offers an unforgettable blend of fascinating cultures, ancient architectural wonders, and beautiful riverscapes and landscapes.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River with Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay – Southbound

About this Adventure...

Cruise the massive Mekong Delta, which covers some 15,000 square miles. This picturesque area accounts for over half of Vietnam’s rice production, prompting it to be nicknamed as the “rice bowl” of the country. One of the highlights is a visit to a local workshop to see how traditional candy and rice wine are made before sampling some yourself. Explore a colorful local market, visit a local sampan builder, and relish other fascinating activities. Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and learn about the sobering Khmer Rouge regime. Interact with friendly Cambodian people at work and play as you explore villages to visit with local schoolchildren, a skilled silversmith, and a farmer to learn about his daily life. You will also partake in a traditional water blessing ceremony with area monks.

Beyond the Mekong you will explore great sights on land. In Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a walking tour of the city’s highlights, a cooking class, and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong in the war. In charming Siem Reap, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance and explore the spectacular Angkor temple complex, whose architectural grandeur is arguably unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat and the mesmerizing faces of Bayon. Researchers now believe Angkor was the largest pre-industrial city in the world, and the remaining temples stand as a testament to the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire. 

By the end of your journey you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.

ULTIMATE LUXURY CANADIAN WEST COAST EXPERIENCE - WITH 6 DAYS ON THE NEW FLAGSHIP 82FT SAILING YACHT

This Adventure Begins on: May 14, 2017

ULTIMATE LUXURY CANADIAN WEST COAST EXPERIENCE - WITH 6 DAYS ON THE NEW FLAGSHIP 82FT SAILING YACHT

About this Adventure...

The new flagship yacht will be 82’ long and 30% by volume larger. She will carry12 – 14 guests and will provide large cabins with two lower beds and ensuite bathrooms. The on deck wheelhouse will accommodate the entire group for gourmet meals – surrounded by exceptional views. Environmentally, the engines will exceed EPA emission standards, black water will be treated organically with a combination of electricity and salt, and we anticipate better sailing performance making it more efficient for us to travel under sail.

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam - Northbound

This Adventure Begins on: September 18, 2017

Tauck River Cruising - 3 Days in Switzerland, 7 Days Sailing on the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam - Northbound

About this Adventure...

Follow the romantic Rhine River on its winding journey from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands, aboard a 7-night cruise... You’ll experience medieval winetowns, cathedrals, castles, museums, and river landscapes of the kind that inspired JMW Turner and Richard Wagner. Begin with a two-night stay at a luxury hotel in Bern, with an idyll in Lucerne; then sail from Basel with visits to Colmar, Stuttgart, Rudesheim and Cologne... a Tauck Exclusive evening of dinner and music at Schloss Ehreshoven... a visit to the windmills of Kinderdyke, and two nights in Amsterdam with a tour along the city’s canals.Rhine Cruise

24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Galapagos/Machu Picchu

This Adventure Begins on: November 05, 2017

24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Galapagos/Machu Picchu

About this Adventure...

The Ultimate South America Adventure is a 'Trip of a Lifetime' and one not to be missed! I have done this trip five times and I absolutely love going back. There is always so much to see and so much to experience and I love seeing it through the eyes of each group that I host. There are four very distinct components of this trip and each offer a unique and different experience for the group. We travel by plane, by train, by dugout canoe and motorized canoe, by bus, by Zodiak, by Catamaran and by foot. It is almost like a traveler's 'Smorgasbord of Adventures'!! You will be talking about this trip for many yeasrs to come! : ) Please watch this video to get a detailed description of the entire itinerary: My 24 Day Rainforest/Andean Highlands/Machu Picchu Adventure