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MEMPHIS, TN CITY TOUR

August 15-19, 2017

$689.00

(per person, double)

$599.00pp, triple; $499.00pp, quad

 

Includes:

Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation (Durham to Memphis)

Four nights hotel accommodations:  Spring Hill Suites Downtown

Daily Breakfast

Tours:

o   National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

o   Stax Museum of American Soul Music

o   Memphis Rock and Soul Museum

o   Graceland –Elvis’ Home

Visit to Tunica, MS Casinos

Lunch at Gus’ Famous Fried Chicken

Dinner at  Corkey’s Barbecue

Taxes and Fees

(Gratuities for Guides and Drivers, Not Included)

 

Deposits/Payments:

$100.00 January 31, 2017                               $100.00 May 31, 2017

$100.00 February 28, 2017                            Final June 30, 2017

$100.00 March 31, 2017

$100.00 April 30, 2017

For information, or to reserve a  seat, contact Joy! Cruises and Tours Inc, 919-680-3337.

 

 

 

GETAWAY TO CALLAWAY GARDENS!

Pine Mountain, Georgia

April 26-28, 2017

 

$450.00

(per person, double)

 

Includes:

 

·         Roundtrip luxury motorcoach transportation, Durham to Pine Mountain (outside Atlanta)

·         Two overnights at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens

·         One breakfast and one dinner on site

·         Visit to the Butterfly Conservatory (butterflies from all over the world)

·         Discovery Center and Birds of Prey Show (features falcons, hawks, owls, etc)

·         Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl (40 acres of more than 3000 species of azaleas)

·         Thornhill Hydrangea Garden

·         Golf (if desired), additional charge

·         Spa Prunifolia, additional charge

 

Deposits/Payments:

$100.00 per person due by January 15, 2017

$125.00 per person due February 15, 2017

$125.00 per person due March 15, 2017

 

Please make payments to Joy! Cruises and Tours Inc, P O Box 900, Graham, NC  27253

For more information, call 919-680-3337, or Email:  escape2@mindspring.com

 

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Zion Heritage Museum
​June 11-17, 2017

Seven days, Six Night Tour Includes:
  • ​Roundtrip luxury motorcoach transportation
  • ​Six nights lodging, including four nights in the Cape Cod area
  • 10 meals: six breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • ​Guided tour of the historic seaside towns of Hyannis and Sandwich
  • A visit to lovely, artistic Martha's Vineyard
  • ​Guided tour of the Outer Cape, including Provincetown and Chatham
  • A visit to the JFK Museum and Sandwich Glass Museum
  • ​A visit to the amazing Foxwoods Casino Resort (Ledyard, Ct)
  • ​A visit to the Zion Heritage Museum


Tour Cost:  $665.00 per person, double occupancy
A $100.00 per person deposit is due to reserve space, due January 31, 2017.  Full payment is required by April 1, 2017.

 

PARIS, FRANCE 
April 30-May 6, 2017

$2,350.00 per person, double


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip flights between Raleigh-Durham and Paris, France*
  • 5 nights Hotel Hotel Pont Royal (PAR) or similar
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Lunch at Restaurant 58 in the Eiffel Tower
  • Paris City Tour, the Louvre, Versaille Palace, Seine River Cruise and Illuminations Tour w/Guides
  • Black Paris Tour w/Guide
  • Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at your hotel
  • Airport transfers and taxes

*other air gateways available upon request, please inquire. Rate subject to change slightly until tickets are issued.
Entry Requirements:
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond return date

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA DISCOVERY TOUR
October 14-24, 2017
$3,295.00
(per person, double)



ITINERARY
21-May-17 (Sunday)    On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
In : Sunday 21-May-2017  Out : Thursday 25-May-2017
Accommodation at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge - BB Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast
Located in the V&A Waterfront precinct, the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge offers easy access to the shops, eateries and destinations within the precinct as well as to Cape Town city centre, the nearby beaches and attractions such as Table Mountain. A 3-Star hotel offering comfortable accommodation, the 191 rooms range from standard rooms to business and family suites and are all equipped with modern facilities and amenities. Dining options include the Time Out Cafe, an a la carte restaurant, and Stonebreakers, a self-service buffet restaurant, however there are a myriad of restaurants within easy walking distance from the hotel. A family-friendly destination, the hotel has a Prokidz Play Room and child-friendly menu options. Guests can make use of the in-house gym and the wireless hotspots that are available throughout the hotel. Breakwater Lodge also offers first-class conferencing and function facilities for up to 220 delegates – the kitchen is certified Halaal.

22-May-17 (Monday)    Full Day Table Mountain, Cape Town City Tour & afternoon Winelands tour with your driver and guide. 
Table Mountain
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has transported more than 20 million people to the summit of Cape Town’s most iconic destination, Table Mountain. The cableway offers a comfortable way of reaching the top of the mountain in revolving cars that afford 360° views of the surrounds during the ascent. Each cable car can carry 65 people at a time and trips run on a continuous basis – the cableway is shut down during bad weather. At the top, visitors will discover a series of walking paths and stunning views of the surrounding oceans and the city below. There is a self-service restaurant and deli on site.

 Cape Town City
 Explore South Africa’s exciting ‘Mother City’ on this guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. You will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience.
   
Half Day Winelands
A visit to the Cape is not complete with experiencing the attractions of the Cape Winelands. Sign up for a half-day immersion in the country’s

leading wine region of Stellenbosch, centred on a historic town with an elegant mix of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings, yet exuding a modern vibrancy. This is South Africa’s golden triangle for winemaking and the region is known for its reds, whites, blends and bubblies, along with stunning locations, fabulous food and hospitable people. This tour is a marvellous complement to a trip to Cape Town and shouldn’t be missed.

23-May-17 (Tuesday)    Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour with your driver and guide 
Visit to Houtbay Harbour
Step into the working harbour of Hout Bay at the end of Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard for an authentic fishing village experience from the colourful fishing boats moored on the dock to the range of fish markets, restaurants, street markets and shops set overlooking the bay. Indulge in fresh seafood, fabulous views, adventure activities and shopping experiences – everything from jewellery and maritime artefacts to seashells and more. The beach stretches from here to Chapman’s Peak in the east. 

Visit to Cape Of Good Hope
The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to which warns ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”), stroll along the cliff paths or venture down the steep slopes to the stunning white-sand beaches below. The reserve is home to a variety of small wildlife and is a favoured picnicking, fishing (with a permit) and hiking destination with its rich plant biodiversity and inspiring landscapes. Enjoy lunch at Two Oceans Restaurant (Included)

Explore South Africa’s exciting ‘Mother City’ on this guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. You will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience.

Half Day Winelands
A visit to the Cape is not complete with experiencing the attractions of the Cape Winelands. Sign up for a half-day immersion in the country’s leading wine region of Stellenbosch, centred on a historic town with an elegant mix of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings, yet exuding a modern vibrancy. This is South Africa’s golden triangle for winemaking and the region is known for its reds, whites, blends and bubblies, along with stunning locations, fabulous food and hospitable people. This tour is a marvellous complement to a trip to Cape Town and shouldn’t be missed.

 Visit to Boulders Beach (Penguins)
The sheltered Simon’s Town beach of Boulders Beach is the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins (over 2 000 of them), as well as a favourite swimming and beach destination for locals and international travellers, particularly children. One can walk between the three pristine and sheltered beaches on boardwalks, which also link to the penguin-viewing area offering fantastic sightings of these unique and endearing animals in their natural habitat.   

24-May-17 (Wednesday)    Full day Robben Island and Township Tour with your driver and guide
Robben Island Tour
Robben Island is best known internationally as being the place where Nelson Mandela and many other famous anti-apartheid activists were imprisoned. For this reason it is today a world heritage site; however it has always been a place of isolation for those not accepted in society and has in its past been home to a leper colony and a mental hospital. Located in Table Bay, just off Cape Town’s coastline, the island is 5.4km in length and comprises 574ha. The tour takes approximately 3.5 hours including the one-hour return ferry trip that departs from the Robben Island Museum at the Clocktower, Nelson Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront. Once the ferry embarks on the island, guests will visit the maximum security prison, meet an ex-political prisoner and explore the island on a bus tour accompanied by an experienced guide.

Bo Kaap Museum
The Bo-Kaap Museum is in the heart of what is known as the Cape Malay quarter, home to many Muslims and descendents of freed slaves. The building, constructed in 1763, has been restored to represent a typical Malay-style dwelling in the 19th century. The suburb is known for its characteristic cobbled streets and colourful houses. The museum documents the history of the Malay people in the Cape. Originally brought as slaves to the Cape, they have contributed extensively to the cultural and culinary make-up of the city in the centuries since.
Enjoy dinner at your hotel (Included)

25-May-17 (Thursday)    Transfer from hotel to Cape Town Aiport for your flight to Johannesburg (flight included)
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (included)

25-May-17 (Thursday)    Transfer from hotel to Cape Town Aiport for your flight to Johannesburg (flight included)
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (included)
In : Thursday 25-May-2017  Out : Sunday 28-May-2017
Accommodation at Garden Court Sandton City - BB Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast
 
Garden Court Sandton City is ideally placed in the heart of Sandton, one of Johannesburg’s most prestigious suburbs. Set across from Nelson Mandela Square with its alluring array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Sandton Shopping Centre, one of the most popular in the southern hemisphere. The 444 rooms on offer are all comfortably appointed in a modern style complete with Art Deco pieces, very suitable to business travellers as they offer work stations with high-speed internet connectivity and fax/copy facilities. In-house dining facilities include the spacious and sunny Garden Grill for hearty breakfasts and the French-influenced Cafe Maude with its wide-ranging menu and drinks bar. There are many restaurants, cafes and delis within walking distance of the hotel. Guests can make use of the sparking swimming pool and the equipped gym with many other facilities within close proximity to the hotel. 

26-May-17 (Friday)    Full Day Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour with driver and guide
 Visit to Mandela House
 Mandela House in Orlando West, Soweto is a national monument dedicated to offering insights into the life of Nelson Mandela and the families that he lived with from 1946 through to the 1990s. Managed by the Soweto Heritage Trust, the house has been fully renovated and hosts a visitor centre as well as excellent multi-media and audio-visual displays outlining the history of the Mandela family. A meaningful experience, visitors are exposed to Mandela’s personal life on this visit.

Visit to Hector Peterson Memorial
On the 16th of June 1976, Hector Pieterson was shot by the police during a protest by schoolchildren about Afrikaans being imposed as the medium of instruction. The Soweto uprising, as it has come to be known, saw 20 children shot by police during what started out as a peaceful protest. One of the pivotal moments in the anti-Apartheid struggle, 12-year old Hector has come to symbolise those that stood against the tyrannical regime. Today, the 16th of June is celebrated in South Africa as National Youth Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the protest. The site where Hector was shot is not far from the memorial and close to the Hector Peterson Museum.

Visit to Apartheid Museum
The prestigious and must-visit Apartheid Museum is located in Johannesburg’s Ormondo suburb. The museum, opened in 2001, covers the full history of the Apartheid era in South Africa. The exhibitions span the beginnings of segregation in the country, the implementation of the Apartheid system and all of the factors that have shaped its 20th century history including the discovery of gold that spurred on the migration of thousands of foreigners to the country, the rise of black consciousness and the first democratic elections. The political groups (both for and against the Apartheid system) are represented and the exhibitions combine news articles, photographs and artefacts to create a riveting story of this era.
Enjoy lunch at Chez Alina Restaurant in Soweto (Included) and dinner at Moyo’s Zoo Lake restaurant (included)

27-May-17 (Saturday)    Leisure Day –Enjoy this time in Johannesburg at leisure

28-May-17 (Sunday)    Depart to Sun City via a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village.  Monati Lunch Experience by Lesedi Cultural Village
Lesedi Cultural Village offers a unique experience to visitors wanting to immerse themselves in authentic African culture. The village is based in the Cradle of Humankind, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and it was created to showcase the diversity of African cultures, particularly of the dominant groups found in South Africa – the Zulu, the Xhosa, the Basotho, the Ndebele and the Pedi. Guests will be welcomed in the carpark with traditional African singing before being escorted for a wander through the Ndebele-styled village and craft market. Before embarking on a tour of the five homesteads, each representing a particular culture’s choice of housing materials, decorative details and way of living, guests will be orientated by watching a multi-visual theatre presentation on the history and origin of the South African peoples. Divided into smaller groups, guests are then escorted on a tour of the five homesteads before reuniting with their fellow guests at the bar and heading onto a spectacular lunch on offer in the Nyama Choma Restaurant with a menu offering African speciality dishes. Guests are entertained by local dancers and musicians during lunch.

In : Sunday 28-May-2017  Out : Tuesday 30-May-2017
Accommodation at Sun City Hotel - BB Luxury Twin Room
Includes: Breakfast, complimentary entry into the Valley of waves and shuttle services within the resort.
For a fun-filled holiday there is no better choice than the Sun City Hotel in Pilanesberg. Only a two hour drive away from Johannesburg, this luxury resort offers comfortable accommodation in 340 rooms and suites as well as access to all of the facilities of Sun City. The hotel is placed in an enviable location, surrounded by mountains and the hotel rooms have views over golf courses and the sparkling swimming pool; adjacent to the resort is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park which can be explored on game drives or an exhilarating hot air balloon safari. Booking one of the rooms at this upmarket hotel ensures direct access to the Sun City casino, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere, as well as the wide array of restaurants and bars. There are sporting and leisure facilities available including the health spa, the exciting Valley of the Waves as well as access to two Gary Player-designed golf courses. They offer extensive banqueting and conferencing facilities.

29-May-17 (Monday)    Today you will enjoy a morning or afternoon open vehicle game drive. The leisure time can be spent at the Sun City Complex.

Scheduled Game Drive (3 Hours)
Guests will leave for the game drive from the Welcome Centre at Sun City Resort and head to the beautiful and game-rich Pilanesberg National Park. They will be met and escorted by experienced and registered field guides eager to share their extensive knowledge of the region. The 25-seater open vehicles traverse a region populated by virtually every mammal in Southern Africa including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. There are no age restrictions to these safaris and guests are advised to wear comfortable outdoor clothing and bring along binocular, cameras and beverages.

30-May-17 (Tuesday)    Transfer with driver and guide back to the Johannesburg Airport for onward flight.  

COST INCLUDES:
•    Airfare from JFK/IAD to CapeTown; Cape Town to Johannesburg; Johannesburg to JFK/IAD
•    4 Nights accommodation at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge on a BB basis
•    3 Nights accommodation at Garden Court Sandton City on a BB basis
•    2 Nights accommodation at Sun City Main Hotel on a DBB + 1 game drive basis
•    Entrance fees to sightseeing venues as stated in the itinerary above
•    Meals mentioned in the itinerary
•    Porterage at airports and hotels (1 x standard piece of luggage per person)
•    Transport in private touring vehicles 
•    Local English speaking driver on all transfers and sightseeing excursions
•    Local English speaking guide on all transfers and sightseeing excursions

COST EXCLUDES:
•    All other airfares, air reservations and airport taxes
•    All other accommodation
•    All other meals
•    All other transport
•    All other sightseeing
•    Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers, game rangers and trackers
•    Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
•    Any other services not mentioned above

Deposits/Payments to:  Joy! Cruises and Tours Inc, P O Box 900, Graham, NC  27253. 919-680-3337.
$350.00 per person due by September 30, 2016.  Full payment required by March 15, 2017.
Other payments can be made as in the interim:
$350.00    October 31, 2016
$350.00    November 30, 2016
$350.00    December 31, 2016
$500.00    January 31, 2017
$500.00    February 28, 2017
Final Due:    March 31, 2017

Cancellation Policy:  Initial Deposits are non-refundable.
120 days to 91 days prior to departure:  25% of total cost
90 days to 61 days prior to departure:  50% of total cost
60 days to 30 days prior to departure:  75% of total cost
29 to 0 days prior to departure:  No Refunds


CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.  Please request a Quote.
For Questions or Booking, call 919-680-3337 or Email:  escape2@mindspring.com.
 

San Francisco and Napa Valley, California
September 9-14, 2017
$1,849.00 per person, double
$1,649.00.00 per person, triple

$1,549.00 per person, quad
$2,749.00 per person, single


Inclusions:
Roundtrip airfare from RDU (Raleigh-Durham).  Other gateway departures available.  Please inquire.
Five (5) nights accommodation at Sheraton Fishermans Wharf
Roundtrip airport to hotel transportation
Napa Valley Wine Train Tour w/Lunch onboard
San Francisco Tour:  
•    Golden Gate Bridge (Drive-over and Stop!)
•    Chinatown (Guided Walk)
•    Fortune Cookie Factory (Guided Walk)
•    Palace of Fine Arts
•    Grace Cathedral
•    Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorian Homes)
•    Lombard Street - (Guided Downhill Walk)
•    Cable Car Barn Museum
•    Ferry/Bay Cruise (25 Minutes)
•    Sausalito - via Ferry Cruise (One Hour for Exploring)
One-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Sunday Brunch -1300 Fillmore

Taxes and Fees

 

Deposits/Payments:
$300.00 per person due February 1, 2017.  Full payment must be submitted by July 2, 2017.








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