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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In today's newsletter, I'll tell you about the most popular U.S. national parks to visit on a tour. Click any link to see a list of itineraries visiting these destinations.

Established as the first U.S. national preserve in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is mostly in Wyoming but spills into neighboring Montana and Idaho as well. It is famed for its geysers (Old Faithful being the most celebrated), hot springs and abundant wildlife. Grizzlies, black bears, bison, elk and moose roam here.

Look for many of those same creatures in Wyoming's nearby Grand Teton National Park, as well as bald eagles and ospreys in the skies. Wildflower season is especially scenic, with blooms typically on display from May through September. You might join a tour company's optional float trip down the Snake River.

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is one of the world's most studied geological areas. Carved by the Colorado River, it is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep. Hiking, mule rides and whitewater rafting are popular ways to see the canyon.

Many of our Grand Canyon itineraries also travel to outstanding locales in southern Utah. Tall limestone spires called hoodoos rise from the floor of Bryce Canyon National Park, their shades of pink, red and orange changing with the rising and setting of the sun. In Zion National Park, massive sandstone cliffs soar above cottonwood trees, waterfalls and the Virgin River. Arches National Park in eastern Utah is prized for its photogenic red rock formations, including more than 2,000 stone archways.

Yosemite National Park in east-central California is known for its waterfalls (most abundant in spring after the snow melts), wildflower-filled meadows, old sequoias and granite monoliths like El Capitan and Half Dome.

Acadia National Park takes up most of Mount Desert Island in Maine. The expanse is crisscrossed by hiking trails and carriage roads -- woodland routes built in the early 20th century.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, is named for the blue haze that clings to its peaks. It is renowned for its diverse plant and animal life and historic remnants of southern Appalachian mountain culture.

Badlands National Park in South Dakota has rich fossil beds and a rugged landscape of layered rock buttes. Look for bison and bighorn sheep here. Itineraries that visit the Badlands usually also spend time at Mount Rushmore National Monument, the enormous sculpture of four U.S. presidents.

In Alaska, Denali National Park was the first national park established to protect wildlife. You might see bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, peregrine falcons and golden eagles. On clear days, you can catch a glimpse of North America's highest mountain, 20,310-foot Denali.

Here are others to consider:

Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, where lava from Kilauea still flows down to the sea

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, which boasts more than 70 peaks that rise above 12,000 feet

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, embracing the Blue Ridge Mountains and about 850 species of wildflowers

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, famed for the sapphire-blue lake that formed in a collapsed volcano peak



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Here are this week's Top 10 Tours. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Great Italian Cities, 10 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Rome and ends in Venice. Save up to 15%. Starting at $1,969. Departures from January 12, 2024 through December 26, 2024.

2) Greece Walking Tour, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins and ends in Athens. Save $1,000 per couple. Starting at $1,549. Departures from April 12, 2024 through November 8, 2024.

3) Irish Heritage, 7 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Limerick and ends in Dublin. Save 10%. Plus, all excursions are included at no extra cost. Starting at $2,105. Departures from April 22, 2024 through October 7, 2024.

4) Enchanting Canyonlands, 7 days with Insight Vacations. Begins in Phoenix and ends in Salt Lake City. Save up to 12%. Starting at $2,810. Departures from February 18, 2024 through October 6, 2024.

5) French Rendez-vous, 11 days with Globus. Begins in Paris and ends in Nice. Save up to $700 per couple. Starting at $3,299. Departures from May 9, 2024 through October 3, 2024.

6) Exploring the Alpine Countries, 12 days with Collette. Begins in Vienna and ends in Lucerne. Save $400 per couple. Starting at $3,499. Departures from May 2, 2024 through August 8, 2024.

7) Pacific Northwest Splendor, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Vancouver, WA, and Clarkston or Spokane. Save up to $3,000 per couple in certain cabin categories. Plus, get up to $250 per couple in onboard credit. Starting at $3,989. Departures from March 31, 2024 through November 17, 2024.

8) Fabulous Lapland, 6 days with SITA World Tours. Begins in Kirkenes and ends in Rovaniemi. Save $200 per couple. Starting at $4,740. Departures from January 15, 2024 through March 25, 2024.

9) Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, 8 days with Tauck. Begins in Jackson and ends in Rapid City. Starting at $4,990. Departures from May 20, 2024 through September 23, 2024.

10) British Royale, 10 days with Luxury Gold. Begins and ends in London or Edinburgh. Save up to $1,400 per couple. Starting at $7,045. Departures from April 11, 2024 through September 19, 2024.

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Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@tourvacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go