Christmas Markets 2017
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Join Molly & Kindred Spirits on Grand Circle Cruise Line's
2017 DANUBE CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE
DECEMBER 1 ~ 9
FROM NUREMBERG TO VIENNA
It's a Bucket List experience!
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44421 Adare Manor Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Molly Cromwell presents…
Travel Opportunities with Kindred
Christmas Markets 2017
2017-2018 Travel With Kindred Spirits
~ FALL 2017 ~
TRAVEL IN SEPTEMBER
BIRMINGHAM MINIATURA SHOW
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1
~ Windsor & Queen Mary's Dolls' House ~ Buckingham Palace ~
~ Caroline Hamilton & Jane Fiddick's dollhouses AT NEWBY HALL~
~ York ~ Artisan Visits ~ Stately Homes & Gardens...and much more!
Hi from Molly,
Hope you'll join me for a wonderful trip I have in the works! I'm half way through my flier about a late September trip I'm putting together traveling to England.year! We visited the Birmingham Miniatura with a small group of collectors a year ago and happily found it has rebounded, as have many of the US shows. I think their recession mirrored ours, as has the recovery! My traveling there last year wasn't just about supporting Andy Hopwood, whose mother, Muriel founded the show years ago, but I've always loved this show, as it not only features legendary artisans, but really good dealers who don't or can't make it to shows in the US! I am elated when I see new talent showing up....found some fabulous, well-priced pieces.
The Miniatura show, at the NEC (National Exhibitiion Center), is Saturday and Sunday, Sept 30-Oct 1 - we're staying at the hotel right next door to it - our trip will extend on both sides of the show's dates.
It's the only time of the year that visitors have ticketed entrances to Buckingham Palace (the Queen is on vacation, back the end of September - you'll love the gift shop, perfect affordable souvenir... a shower cap that says Buckingham Palace on it!). We'll visit Windsor Castle/Queen Mary's Dolls' House, Covent Garden, Castle Howard - considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK. I also love the medieval walled city of York - my favorite place to take people - the magestic York Minster/Cathedral is fabulous, plus we'll have entries to Fairfax House - where we'll see one of the finest collections of Georgian furniture, porcelain, tall case clocks, etc. that I have ever seen gathered in one place! As well as the Jorvik (Viking name for York) Center...it chronicles the invasions by the Vikings and Romans - with realistic life size tableaus, featuring both sight, sounds and SMELLS!!! - as you ride in a two person cocoon, with the narrative being given as you glide along - a unique chance to sit down and sight-see!!!. We will also visit Stately homes and Award winning Gardens, including Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick's exceptional dolls' house collection beautifully displayed at Newby Hall, mini shops including Kristen Baybar's in Gospel Oak - and a night at the Feather's Hotel in Ludlow - dating back to Henry VIII's days! I also want to show everyone Ludlow Castle, an exceptionally romantic ruin, and more. Final tweaks are being given to both the itinerary and cost as I write.
Love to have you join me, the summer crowds have dispersed and the weather is lovely then... as are the gardens, giving their last hurrah until Spring! Will need $500 deposits to hold your place asap as we're already holding rooms in our hotels. I'm only taking 12 travelers along, so get your name on my list asap please. Twin beds and king beds are available. Plus, if you need a single room, we will have single supplements. I'll send you the final registration form by the end of this month, but please get your deposit in now, to hold your spot. Bring your DH, BFF, gather up a gaggle of club members, or come alone, you'll be surrounded by new friends in five minutes! We always have a great timel! Mail your deposit to Molly Cromwell Presents...Tours, 44421 Adare Manor Sq., Ashburn, VA 20147 I will hold all checks until we reach 12 travelers. Balances will be due mid-August.
~ WINTER 2017 ~
CHRISTMAS MARKETS ALONG THE DANUBE
December 1 ~ December 9
From Nuremberg to Vienna
Pre-Cruise Extension ~ Munich
Post-Cruise Extension ~ Vienna
VISITING THE MARKETS & LOCAL MINIATURE SHOPS ~ ARTISAN VISITS
~ ON BOARD MINIATURES SHOW ~
~ WORKSHOPS ~ SANTA VISIT ~
RESERVE NOW ~ 1-800-597-2452, PRESS 2
GIVE GROUP CODE g720068
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Prepare yourself for a magical holiday, returning to the original Christmas Markets of Old Europe, where many of our current traditions originated! Grand Circle Cruise Lines continues its 50 years of award-winning reputation, providing unique and affordable travel opportunities. This tour is no exception!
Join me as we cruise the Danube River from medieval Nuremberg to romantic Vienna!
Seven nights aboard a Grand Circle’s river ship including: the comfort of an outside cabin & three fabulous meals each day. Choose GCT’s round trip airfare or if you prefer, use your own accrued mileage plans – your preference! We’re visiting historic Christkindlmarkts and amazing historic sites along the way, with guided sightseeing tours in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau & Melk. I’ve added the additional fun of a miniatures component, with visits from regional artisans, a Santa gift exchange and more! I’ll provide a list of shops & places of interest to miniaturists – for example, the internationally acclaimed Nuremberg Toy Museum & its antique toys, authentic Nuremberg kitchens, dollhouses, dolls & teddys - or perhaps tour the BMW Headquarters & Museum in Munich on our post-cruise optional extension. Depart the USA on December 1st, arriving Nuremberg on December 2nd where we’ll be greeted by a Grand Circle Cruise Lines representative and escorted to the Aria. River Cruise only pricing ranges from $1695 to $2,045 per person/double occupancy, based on deck selection. GCCL airfare depends on your departure city – see the list on the brochure or request your choice of departure city. Choose Grand Circle’s
travel plan or book your own, an option our travelers have asked for. Traveling solo? Me to, we’ll hang out together – sign on as a Share Requestor and tell them we’re matching you with a roommate. There are a limited number of Single Supplement accommodations available, as well, but they will be taken quickly.
I’ve reserved cabins for you, your friends and family, with deposits being received now!
Your credit card and $500 pp reserves your outside cabin & deck selection. Call 1-800-597-2452, press option 2, give the Grand Circle Representative the name of our tour & departure date: Danube River Christmas Markets, December 1 and our Group Service Code: G5-20068 - Molly Cromwell's Group. Reservation lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Mon-Fri and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat-Sun. Optional travel insurance is offered and highly recommended. Consider arriving early for the pre-cruise optional extension in Munich – the Christmas Markets in the city center are exceptional, with gluhwein stalls to keep you warm with their special libation. We’ll gather in the square as the clock strikes noon and watch the town hall figures dance! Don't miss Mad King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle & the historic walled town of Rothenberg. Great architecture, fabulous food, and kindred spirits, it doesn’t get any better than that!
Or, you may wish to take advantage of the optional post-cruise optional extension and join our Program Director and me as we waltz our way around the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, visiting famous sites related to the Hapsburg Dynasty, The Spanish Riding School or The Graben – Vienna’s pedestrian version of Fifth Avenue, as well as unique Christmas Markets at Schonbrunn Palace and the Town Hall! I’ll show you special places like St Christopher Church’s charming exhibit of historic and modern creche, more than I’ve ever seen assembled in one place!
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 703.200.5341 I’d love to answer all your questions. Please share the brochure with your spouse, family, friends & club members – they’ll thank you for letting them know about this incredible travel opportunity! I’ll drop a brochure in the mail if you send me their contact information. Please make your deposit today, as our departure date is a coveted one and I don’t want you to be disappointed! Once the cabins are all reserved, there are no more - and I don’t want to leave without you! The first question always asked is, will I get seasick. The answer is no, we are on a river with no tides or crashing waves.
You will forget you are even on a ship!
Make this a Christmas to remember, with memories to last a lifetime! I look forward to traveling with you and yours!
~ SUMMER 2018 ~
May 8 ~ 14
THE KENSINGTON DOLLS' HOUSE FESTIVAL
MAY 11-12 ~ LONDON
~ VISITING STATELY HOMES & AWARD WINNING GARDENS ~
~ QUEEN MARY'S DOLLS' HOUSE ~ DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR ~
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM ~ MINIATURE SHOPS ~ ARTISAN VISITS
Portobello Road Stalls ~ Plus Optional Surprise Workshop!
Make a Deposit Now & Experience the Trip of a Lifetime
Call Molly ~ 703.200.5341