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    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • Miami
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    The Spa at Doral 

    Miami, FL

    June 25th - 28th, 2020

    Please join us for this Ladies Only Spa Weekend for relaxation, fun and pampering that you deserve!  You can relax your mind, restore your body, and renew your spirit at this gorgeously renovated destination resort.  The 50,000 square foot Spa boasts 33 treatment rooms and numerous signature spa services and luxury treatments.

    You will have unlimited access to the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, hot & cold plunges, relaxation areas, state-of-the-art fitness center, resort pools and group fitness classes. We will be staying in beautifully appointed deluxe rooms with two queen beds in each. A full breakfast daily is included in your plan as well as one select 60 minute spa treatment for each night of your stay.  You may choose from these fabulous treatments:

    • Luxury Custom Massage
    • Luxury Cleansing Facial
    • Bamboo Body Perfection
    • Citrus Essence
    • The Cure Facial
    • Back Sculpture
    • Refresh Manicure and Pedicure
    • Personal Training Session
    • Private Yoga Session

    The price is $710 for 3 nights and $475 for 2 nights (payable by check).  The resort will host a wine reception for us on Friday night.  You can reserve your space by sending a $300 deposit check to Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus, 1712 Long Pine Road, Melbourne, FL 32940.   

    Make checks payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club.

    We hope you can join us for this fun-filled weekend of relaxation and tranquility that all ladies need!  Please note that space is limited.  If you have questions, please call Jeannie at 321-698-1655.

    Contact Jeannie or Pam for more details.

    CO-TRIP LEADER:


    Jeannie

    Kilpatrick-Staubus

    (321) 698-1655

    Email: JEANNIE


    CO-TRIP LEADER:




    Pam Kaercher

    (321) 298-7086

    Email: PAM


    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • Ireland
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    Magical Ireland Tour

    With 2 optional Bucket-List Golf Days

    August 6th - 18th, 2020


    Trip Includes:

    • Round-Trip nonstop airfare from Orlando 

    • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
    • 16 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts and 5 dinners, plus farewell medieval banquet dinner with wine
    • 11 nights accommodations at first class hotels
      • 2 nights in Dublin
      • 2 nights in Belfast
      • 1 night in Letterkenny
      • 2 nights in Galway
      • 3 nights in Killarney 
      • 1 night in Limerick
    • Tour Highlights: 
      • Trinity College, Merrion Square, Christchurch Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, Castle Ward House & Gardens, Titanic Belfast Experience, Giant’s Causeway, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Blarneys Castle and Woollen Mills, Castleward Estate, Rathbaun Farm with tea/scones

    Optional activities: Golf at Galway Bay Golf Club and Portrush Golf Course, handicap may be required (this is optional for golfers in the group and will require an additional fee)

    Airline: 

    • Departure from MCO on Aug 6, 2020
    • Flight DL 869 leaving at 5.45pm, Arriving in JKF at 8.42pm
    • Connecting flight DL44 at 10.08pm, Arriving in Dublin at 9.50am Aug 7, 2020
    • Return on Aug 18, 2020 from Shannon, IRE
    • Departure flight DL207 at 11.45am, Arriving in JFK at 1.55pm
    • Connecting flight DL2279 at 3.35pm, Arriving back in MCO at 6.47pm
     TRIP INSURANCE:  May be obtained here at Trip Insurance

    Trip Price (CASH):

      • Double Occupancy - $3556
      • Single Occupancy - $4156
      • Price per person. Full package only. No Land Only option available.
      • Final Price May Be Adjusted due to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

      Trip Registration:

      Online: Click the Register button above

      Mail: Send completed trip application and check (payable to Space Coast Ski and Travel Club) to:

      Space Coast Ski & Travel Club

      P.O. Box 372633

      Satellite Beach, FL 32937

      CASH PAYMENT SCHEDULE
      $300 per person deposit with trip registration
      $1,000 per person by January 10, 2020
      Balance due by April 15, 2020

      Trip Leader:




      Debbie Steininger

      (321) 693-4442

      Email: DEBBIE


      Cancellation Policy

       

      • Friday, September 04, 2020
      • Friday, September 18, 2020
      • Helsinki; Tallinn; Riga; Vilnius; Warsaw; & Krakow
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      HELSINKI - BALTIC STATES – POLAND

      04-18 SEPTEMBER, 2020

      15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

      Double Occupancy: $3,850  $4,050 and

      Single Occupancy: $4,930  $5,130 

      We had a $200 trip price increase due to increased cost of International Air

      We are currently confirmed on these Delta & KLM international flights:

      1. DL  410       04 SEP    MCO / AMS      801P / 1100A+       FR/SA 

       
      2. DL 9310      05 SEP    AMS / HEL        205P / 530P           SA        (OPERATED BY KLM)

      3.  DL 9631     18 SEP    KRK / AMS         640A / 840A          FR (OPERATED BY KLM CITYHOPPER)

      4.  DL 411       18 SEP    AMS / MCO       120P / 534P            FR

      Airline, flights, dates & times of travel and price may change until the group tickets are issued 


       

      OVERVIEW:

      First, you may be asking:  Where are the Baltic States?  The Baltic States are in the northeastern region of Europe on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea.  They include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.  Second, you may then ask:  Do I want to visit the Baltic States?  Easy answer…Yes.

      The Baltic States have a complex history and individual culture.  Each country has been influenced by Scandinavians, Germans, Poles and Russians.  To round out our tour, we are starting in Helsinki and will continue into Poland.

      The Baltic countries have a turbulent history but have embraced the modern world moving forward. The medieval castles, old town streets, cobbled stone squares, and church spires have all been spruced up.  In juxtaposition, Tallinn was dubbed ‘party capital of the year’ by the New York Times, Vilnius erected a statue of Frank Zappa and a tradition in Riga is to bungee jump naked! 

      Whether you come for the history, architecture, food or culture, these 5 countries will give you insight to hidden treasures of Europe.  Let’s expand our travels to these lesser known yet extraordinary destinations!  Join us as we start in the sexy city of Helsinki and work our way south visiting highlights of the Baltic States before heading into Poland to Warsaw & Krakow to complete our tour.  

                

      ITINERARY:

      DAY 0 / Depart Orlando International Airport (MCO) for Amsterdam on KLM Airlines

      DAY 1 / HELSINKI, FINLAND  (ARRIVAL)

                  City tour of Helsinki by bus (3 hours)

      DAY 2 / HELSINKI

                  Free day

      DAY 3 / HELSINKI – TALLINN, ESTONIA

                  Transfer to the ferry port; Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia

      DAY 4 / TALLINN

                  Panoramic city tour of Tallinn

                  Free afternoon

      DAY 5 / TALLINN – PARNU – CESIS - GUTMANIS – TUAIDA – SIGULDA – RIGA, LATVIA

                  Visits to Parnu; Tour of Cesis; Visit to Cesis Castle & Gauja Park; Panoramic  

                  visit of Sigulda; Visit the Castle of Turaida and the Caves of Gutmanis

      DAY 6 / RIGA

                  Visit of Riga Central Market and complete panoramic tour of Riga; Visit’s Saint-

                  Peter Church and the Cathedral of Riga; Visit the Art Nouveau district

                  Free afternoon

      DAY 7 / RIGA – RUNDALE - SIAULIAI - KAUNAS – VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

                  Departure to Rundale; Visit Rundale Palace and “Hill of Crosses” in Siauliai

                  Departure to Kaunas; Panoramic tour of Kaunas and arrival to Vilnius; 

      DAY 8 / VILNIUS – TRAKAI - VILNIUS

                  Panoramic tour of Vilnius; Visit to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and the 

                  Vilnius University; Tour of Uzupis and a visit to Trakai Island Castle

      DAY 9 / VILNIUS – WARSAW, POLAND

                  Arrival to Warsaw with a complete panoramic tour of Warsaw

      DAY 10 / WARSAW                                                           

                  Visit to Lazienki Park & Palace          

                  Afternoon free or optional activities

                  Optional Tours:  Visit to Willanow Palace or a Chopin Concert

       DAY 11 / WARSAW - KRAKOW

                     Departure to Krakow and visit to Auschwitz

                  Arrival to Krakow with free time

      DAY 12 / KRAKOW

                  Panoramic city tour of Krakow and visit to Wieliczka Salt Mines

      DAY 13 / KRAKOW

                  Free day and Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

      DAY 14 / KRAKOW Transfer to Airport for Departure back to MCO 

       

      What’s included?

      • Roundtrip economy air from Orlando (MCO) to Amsterdam to Helsinki, Finland with return air from Krakow, Poland to MCO (subject to change); Airline baggage fees are not included

            Airline economy seats based on 2019 rates—subject to change until ticketed            

      • 4-Star hotels: 2-night’s stay in Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius & Warsaw; and 3-nights in Krakow
      • Breakfast Buffet Daily; four lunches and six dinners
      • All touring with local guides as stated in the detailed itinerary; basic gratuities included
      • Private air conditioned coach for the extended travel days and most day tours
      • Local taxes
      • Trip medical insurance (trip cancellation coverage is NOT included) 

       

      Trip Advertised Price:  

                    Double Occupancy is $4,050 (cash)

                    And a Single Occupancy is $5,130 (cash)

             (Prices are based on estimated Euro to US$ exchange rate)—rates may vary)   

      You must be a current member of The Space Coast Ski & Travel Club (SCSTC) or an affiliated Florida Ski Council (FSC) Club (a $1 reciprocity fee will be applied) to participate in this trip.

      Payment Schedule:

      SCS&TC Deposit:    $500 per person payable with the completed trip application

      First Payment:     $2,000 per person by 1 February 2020

      Final payment:    Trip balance due by 1 June 2020

       

      Trip Cancellation Penalties:

      The following trip cancellation schedule and penalties will be applied:

      Cancellation Penalty Schedule

      Planned Date Applied

      Penalty

      Initial deposits fully refundable

      (up to 180 days out)

      1 March 2020

      $0

      179 to 90 days out from departure          

      2 March to 1 June 2020

      $100*

      89 to 60 days out from departure

      2 June to 1 July 2020

      $500*

      59 to 30 days out from departure

      2 July to 1 August 2020

      $1,000*

      29 days or less out from departure

      2 August to departure date

      No refund

      * Plus any other non-refundable charges for airlines, hotels and suppliers

      Trip Cancellation Insurance is recommended to protect against these penalties.

       

      Trip Registration:

      Please complete a SCSTC Trip Application to secure your spot on this trip.  Our trips have been selling out quickly so recommend you send in your application and initial trip deposit soon.

      Each traveler will be required to have a valid passport that expires 6 months or more beyond the completion date of this trip (no earlier than 31 March 2021).  No visas are anticipated for US citizens on this trip.  Please provide a copy of your passport photo page with your completed trip application.

      Make all checks out to:
      Space Coast Ski & Travel Club or SCS&T

      Send Payments To:

         Jeff Koss
         763 Oak Ridge Dr.
         Indialantic, FL 32903

      *To use a credit card, add 3% to all pricing and contact Carla to make payments with PayPal

      Come join your fellow Club travelers on this trip to the historical areas of Eastern Europe.   If you have any questions, please contact our SCSTC Co-Trip Leaders: 

      Carla Constantino:  carla@SpaceCoastSkiClub.com or

      Jeff Koss: jeff@SpaceCoastSkiClub.com



      TRIP LEADERS:

       

       


       

      Jeff Koss

      (321) 243-5677

      Email: Jeff

       


       

      Carla Constantino

      (321) 749-0418

      Email: Carla

       

      HELSINKI - BALTIC STATES – POLAND

      04-18 SEPTEMBER, 2020

      15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

      Double Occupancy: $3,850  $4,250 and

      Single Occupancy: $4,930  $5,330 

      We had a $400 trip price increase due to increased cost of International Air

      Current confirmed international flights are:

      American Airlines Flight 1232 on 4 Sept 2020

      Depart MCO at 10:25 AM; Arrive ORD at 12:23 PM

      AA Flight 8988 (operated by Finnair) on 4 Sept 2020

      Depart ORD at 5:35 PM; Arrive HEL at 10:20 AM on 5 Sept

      American Airlines Flight 187 on 18 Sept 2020

      Depart KRK at 12:35 PM; Arrive ORD at 4:05 PM

      AA Flight 2529 on 18 Sept 2020

      Depart ORD at 6:55 PM; Arrive MCO at 10:40 PM

      Airline, flights, dates & times of travel and price may change until the group tickets are issued approximately 90-days before departure
      • Friday, January 01, 2021
      • We travel the world!

      Planned 2021 trips:

      Telluride, CO, FSC trip (January 23-30); Trip Leader: Debbie Steininger

      Mammoth, CA, FSC trip (February 20-27); Trip Leader: Brice Crossley

      Chamonix, France, FSC trip (March 7-16); Trip Leader: Carla Constantino

      Morocco Bus Tour, Africa (April); Trip Leader: George Libak

      Alaska Cruise (June / July); Trip Leader: Pam Kaercher

      Bike & Barge, Germany, France & Luxembourg (October 14-25); Trip Leader: Jeannie Staubus

      Iceland with Northern Lights (November); Trip Leader: Pam Kaercher

      • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
      • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
      • Budapest, Bratislava,Vienna, Melk, Durnstein, Linz, Passau and Prague
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      TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO -

      MARCH 31, 2021

      14 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague & Budapest

      March 31st - April 13th, 2021

      Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on a unique cruise to discover the secrets of the Danube. Admire the colorful alleys of Bratislava that twist around each other like in a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, the true soul and heart of Hungary. Visit the Gellert baths, which are full of a wide range of balneotherapy services, but also the Sisi Museum, which puts in comparison myth and truth. There, you will be able to contemplate many personal effects as well as the most famous portraits of the legendary Empress.  This is listed in reverse order.

      Arrive in Budapest to discover Buda and Pest in this elegant city with its wealth of historic monuments linked by eight graceful bridges.

      Your morning tour begins on the Pest side of the city; view the Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Explore the city's wonderful shops and cafes this afternoon on your own. Tonight, an optional dinner and show in Budapest. Travel to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian Dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you'll be entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music.

      We will then travel to the charming village of Holloko (meaning raven-stone) hidden in the Cserhát hills in northeastern Hungary. Take a walking tour of the historic village, a fine example of a preserved traditional settlement and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the typical rural life of the Palóc people and see craftsmen at work. Spend free time in the village and perhaps try some Palóc dishes for lunch before heading back to Budapest. We will transfer to the port to embark on our cruise. A gala Welcome Dinner sets the mood for our delightful river cruise as we set sail to Bratislava.

      We’ll enjoy the tranquil scenery as the ship sails along the scenic Danube. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin's Cathedral, coronation site of the kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail to Vienna.

      We’ll start out the morning by touring romantic Vienna, which will introduce us to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens.

      Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens.

      We’ll arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as we dine on board this evening.

      We’ll cruise into Linz. Founded by the Romans, Linz has cultivated a strong artistic tradition, especially in the field of music. Today is free to explore the city independently, taking in such sites as St. Mary’s Cathedral and Linz Castle, or just relaxing at a café sampling the famous Linzer torte which was named after this quaint city. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg's most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Passau.

      We’ll dock in 2500-year old Passau, known for its pastel patrician houses, cafés, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade. Passau is a town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a lavish Captain's Dinner on board.

      We’ll disembark from the river cruise and drive to the "Golden City" of Prague. This is a free day to explore Prague on your own. Perhaps visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. You can mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for local handicrafts, enjoy one of the many charming cafes or dine at a world-class restaurant.

      The morning tour of Prague includes a visit to the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, former residence of the Bohemian Kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the Charles Bridge and Lesser Town below and see the elegant courtyards, St. George Basilica and the St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, and the Old Town Square to view the world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Town Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. Or, join the optional afternoon tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished.

      Our last day will be free to further explore Prague, this beautiful city independently. Visit the museums, galleries or stroll along Parizska Street, the city's famous shopping district. In the evening, perhaps try traditional Czech cuisine at a popular restaurant. Remember to sample Prague's national treasure - its world-renowned beer.

      River Cruise Package Includes:

      • Flights Orlando-Prague, Budapest-Orlando (flights will be updated)
        • Lufthansa
        • LH 487           MCO/FRA    28-Mar-20    915P   1210P
        • LH 1400         FRA/PRG     29-Mar-20    425P   525P
        • LH 1335         BUD/FRA     10-Apr-20    925A   1110A
        • LH 464           FRA/MCO    10-Apr-20    155P   555P
      • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
      • 12 nights accommodations
        • 3 nights Prague
        • 7 nights outside cabin
        • 2 nights Budapest
      • River port charges
      • Cruise & hotel porterage
      • All transfers included only with group airfare travel
      • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
      • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
      • Local host in Budapest & Prague
      • Services of local guides in all major cities
      • Shore excursions per itinerary
      • Entrance fees per itinerary
      • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

      River Cruise Features & Amenities:

      • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
      • Wine and beer with dinners
      • Locally inspired recipes
      • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
      • Late night snack
      • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
      • Self-serve coffee and tea station
      • Lounge serving premium spirits
      • Fitness center
      • Non-smoking ship interior
      • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

      Special Features:

      • View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
      • Guided tour of the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey
      • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"

      Optional Tours:

      • Half Day Terezin Tour                $71
      • Tour of Salzburg                       $108
      • Classical Viennese Concert         $66
      • Schonbrunn Palace Tour            $52
      • Dinner & Show in Budapest       $61
      • Half Day Taste of Budapest        $48

      Pricing is Per Person Two Adults Sharing a Cabin (all cabins 172 sq ft):

      Cabin B - Royal Deck French Balcony                      $4,765

      Cabin A - Royal Deck French Balcony                      $4,965


      **Final Price May Be Adjusted do to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

      RESERVE A SPACE: 

      $800 per person deposit will reserve your spot.  No space is held without a deposit.


      PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 

      Initial Deposit: $800 per person

      Payment 1: $1,400 per person: Due by August 1st

      Payment 2: $1,400 per person: Due by October 1st

      Final Payment Due:  Due by December 1st

      * IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATION:
      Once you submit your initial deposit and trip application, a minimum of $375 per person cancellation penalty will apply regardless of when you cancel. This is due to the non-refundable deposit made to the hotels, tour operators and airlines once space is booked. Additional penalties will apply at 180 days out or less.

      TRIP INSURANCE:  May be obtained here at Trip Insurance

      * PASSPORTS:  Must be valid 6 months BEYOND the date of our return, October 10, 2021.

      *Additional Information:

      Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises.  There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. 

      Make checks payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club and mail with your completed trip application and a copy of your passport picture page to:

      Space Coast Ski & Travel Club
      P.O. Box 372633
      Satellite Beach, FL 32937


      If you have any questions please contact Pam

      Trip Leader:




      Pam Kaercher

      (321) 298-7086

      Email: PAM


      • Thursday, October 14, 2021
      • Monday, October 25, 2021
      • Germany, Luxembourg & France
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      Germany, Luxembourg & France Bike and Barge Tour

      October 14 - 25, 2021

      Average biking kilometers per day 20 to 45 km

      Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar and charming Moselle, touching three countries. Bike along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Enjoy a guided tour in former Roman city Trier - Fall in love with the French countryside - Explore the ancient cities Thionville, Metz & Nancy - Cruise the Saar surrounded by mountains and the Moselle with its vineyards - Taste the wines from Luxembourg while visiting a wine cellar.

      We will fly from Orlando to Frankfurt via Delta Airlines. Travelers coming from cities other than Orlando will have their air arranged by Holidaze, our Tour Operator. The tour must be purchased in full. We will go by private coach from Frankfurt to Merzig. There we will stay two nights before departing on the Bike and Barge boat, the Merlijn. 

      Day 1 (Sat): Merzig - Schwemlingen

      Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. We will also inform you about the tour, the ship and offer you a safety briefing. 5 PM Merlijn sails to Schwemlingen, a beautiful dock in nature! After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

      Day 2 (Sun): Schwemlingen - Saarburg. Bike tour approx. 32 km

      Your first bike tour takes you through the wonderful Saarland region. More than any other region, it symbolizes the "rendezvous in Saarland", a junction of water and land. From Schwemlingen it’s about 5 km to the excellent viewpoint over the landscape and the Saar loop at the “Cloef” above and inviting you for a short stay. From here you will bike further on to Saarburg, passing the village Mettlach, well known for the Villeroy & Boch products. In Saarburg you can visit one of the museums. After dinner there is more time for a stroll through the city and to enjoy a splendid view over the Saar valley. In the charming city itself you’ll be impressed by the narrow alleys, framework houses, baroque constructions and colourful fishermen and sailor houses. Overnight stay in Saarburg.

      Day 3 (Mon): Saarburg - Trier. Bike tour approx. 20 km

      Today’s bike tour will take you to Trier by following the river Saar river ‘downstream’. At Konz the Saar meets the Moselle river. In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour by a local guide through this magnificent city. Trier was the Roman capital of the western part of the Roman Empire, and there are many remainders such as the Porta Nigra, the gigantic city-gate and the Roman Baths. 

      Day 4 (Tue): Trier – Wasserbillig - Remich. Bike tour approx. 34 km

      During breakfast we will cruise, Merlijn takes you to Wasserbillig just after the border German-Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a small country, but the capital, also called Luxembourg, is an important finance centre for Europe. Your bike tour starts from Wasserbillig and you will cycle along the meandering Moselle. On the way to Remich you visit a wine cellar to taste the wines from the upper Mosel. The wines here are different than the middle Mosel styles. When the geology changes, so do the wines. Tonight you have the possibility to try the local cuisine, because you will be eating out.

      Day 5 (Wed): Remich – Thionville - Metz. Bike tour approx. 35 km or extend to 44 km

      After another delicious breakfast onboard you will get on the pedals again. Soon you will pass by a town called Schengen. Here the ‘Schengen agreement” was signed by 5 countries in 1985, everyone in Europa has heard of this agreement because it lead to free passage of borders. From here you will cycle into France, first stop: the fortress of Sierck-les-bains. One of the palaces inhabited by the powerful Dukes of Lorraine. Further the tour will lead you through French countryside, riparian landscapes, wheat fields and tiny villages. You will reach Thionville, once the centre of the steel industry, modern & industrial, now an ancient city. The historic centre shows us the medieval ramparts, lovely gardens, old streets and St.Maximin basilica which houses one of the finest organs in the world. In Thionville you can board the Merlijn or extend the tour with a few more miles until Richemont, afterwards you will enjoy a cruising afternoon on the French Moselle. After diner we will reach the city of Metz, another ancient city strategically situated on a Roman trading route. Its cathedral is the 3rd largest gothic church in France, Metz is full of stunning architecture, flowers, and great cafés. Don’t forget to visit Temple Neuf, this church is stunning from every angle.

      Day 6 (Thu): Metz – Pont-à-Mousson. Bike tour approx. 35 km

      Today you will ride through the French countryside again, the precise route will be adjusted to the bicycle level of the group. Mostly flat terrain following the Moselle or a more challenging route across the hills. Any route will end in the calm and serene town Pont-à-Mousson where Merlijn will await you. Around the world, pipes and manhole covers, carry the stamp of the town’s steel production. But Pont-à-Mousson was also home to a Jesuit university known throughout Europe, which explains the town’s incredible architectural heritage.

      Day 7 (Fri): Pont-à-Mousson – Nancy - Frouard. Bike tour approx. 47 km

      Your last bicycle tour will lead you to Nancy. The old city centre’s heritage dates from the Middle Ages to the 18th-century. The cathedral of Nancy, the Triumphal Arch and the "Place de la Carriere" are fine examples of 18th-century architecture. The ‘Place Stanislas” is known for its World Heritage buildings. Visit one of the many interesting museums, do some shopping or simply relax on a terrace. After your visit you will bike to the little town Frouard, where the Merlijn is docked in the harbour of Nancy/Frouard. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.

      Day 8 (Sat): Nancy/Frouard

      After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and continue your European trip.

      As you can see, the bike tour runs through charming villages and cities for 7 nights. The biking routes are along the rivers where possible through landscapes on good biking roads. Daily routes average 12 - 25 miles and helmet use is mandatory. The tour ends in the city of Frouard, France, close to Nancy. From there we will travel to Paris for 2 nights before returning home.

      Tour Cost**:

      • $3700.00 per person Double
      • $5800.00 per person Single

      E-Bike Supplement: $240.00 per person (Please order early)

      **Final Price May Be Adjusted due to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

      Tour Includes:

      • Air transportation between Orlando and Frankfurt via Delta Airlines
      • Transfers between Frankfurt Airport and Merzig via private coach with
      • English-speaking assistant
      • 2 nights accommodations at a 3 star hotel in Merzig
      • Breakfast buffet daily in Merzig
      • Walking tour of Merzig with local guide
      • Transportation between hotel and port to board the Merlijn
      • 7 nights onboard the Merlijn
      • Transfer between Nancy and Paris via private coach with English-speaking assistant with City tour enroute
      • 2 nights accommodations at the 4 Star Novotel Tour Eiffel or similar
      • Breakfast daily
      • Transfers between Paris Hotel and Airport via private coach
      • All local taxes
      • All air taxes and fuel surcharges
      • Most gratuities (private coaches, guides, boat crew)

      NOTE - Passports: All U.S. citizens participating in this tour program are required to have a U.S. passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of the tour, October 25, 2021.

      RESERVE A SPACE: Space is limited to 24 travelers (double occupancy).

      $600 per person nonrefundable check deposit will reserve your spot.  No space is held without a deposit. Mail trip application, a copy of your passport photo page, and check made payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club to: 

      Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus, Trip Leader

      1712 Long Pine Road

      Melbourne, FL 32940

      PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 

      Initial Deposit: $600 per person

      Payment 1: $1,100 per person: Due by October 1, 2020

      Payment 2: $1,000 per person: Due by February 1, 2021

      Final Payment: $1,000 per person: Due by July 1, 2021

      * IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATION:
      Once you submit your initial deposit and trip application, a minimum of $600 per person cancellation penalty will apply regardless of when you cancel. This is due to the non-refundable deposit made to the hotels, tour operators and airlines once space is booked. Additional penalties will apply at 180 days out or less.

      TRIP INSURANCE:  May be obtained here at Trip Insurance

      * Additional Information:

      Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated

      If you have any questions please contact Jeannie

      Trip Leader:




      Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus

      (321) 698-1655

      Email: Jeannie


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