For the online version please view www.eldertreks.com/enewsletters/201002
February 2010

Alaska
Greece
Adriatic
Eastern Europe
Turkey
Transylvania
Eastern Turkey
Contests
Antarctica
- Many!
Southern India
- Feb 5
Thailand
- Feb 6
Baja
- Feb 13
- Mar 20
French Polynesia
- Feb 20
- Mar 13
- Apr 03
Egypt
- Feb 27
S. America
- Mar 15
Galapagos & Ecuador
- Mar 18
Bhutan
- Mar 19
China
- Mar 29
Galapagos
- Apr 5
Tunisia
- Apr 7
Yunnan
- Apr 13
 

It won't be long before winter starts to wind down, and we can all start looking ahead to sunnier skies and warmer temperatures. And what could be lovelier than Europe in the summer? ElderTreks has 6 off the beaten track adventures to Europe this summer. Also, check out a limited time deal on our Alaskan cruise adventure.


Alaska - Early booking promotion!


Book the May 13 sailing for only $3150! Cruise the incredible Inside Passage aboard the 74-foot MV Catalyst. From fishing towns to wilderness solitude, from islands to glacial fjords, enjoy this remote wilderness experience with all the amenities of a wandering home. Cabins 2, 3, 4, 5 $3150 USD per person. Cabin 1 & 6 $3600 USD per person.




Greece


May 2 - 18, 2010
Aug 7 - 23, 2010


Journey into the realm of the Gods; Athena, Apollo, Hercules, Poseidon and the mighty Zeus. Bring the mythology and legends of ancient Greece to life in an epic adventure taking you from the impressive Parthenon in Athen's Acropolis to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, to the stunning islands of Tinos, Naxos, Mykonos and Delos.




Adriatic Adventure - Slovenia & Croatia with Italy, Bosnia and Montenegro


April 30 - May 18, 2010
Sept 3 - 21, 2010


From the peaks of the majestic Alps to the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia & Croatia is a relaxing blend of natural wonders and historic sites. Slovenia's natural parks are brimming with unforgettable waterfalls, impressive caves, giant underground waterfalls and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Croatia, visit seaside towns with roots dating from the Middle Ages and visit Dubrovnik, also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Journey with us in visiting one of the least crowded and perhaps most impressive seacoasts of Europe - Slovenia and Croatia.



Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe


June 7 - 21, 2010
Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2010


The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland are fascinating countries brimming with great history and culture, lovely little medieval towns, picturesque landscapes and hospitable people. On our adventure, we see the best of these three old European countries including seven UNESCO sites boasting riches of cultural heritage and well preserved architectural monuments. We also visit many hidden gems in this region which make our adventure so unique.



Turkey


May 10 - 30, 2010
Sept 13 - Oct 3, 2010


Turkey the fabled land that joins the familiar West with the mystery of the East, is a prime destination for the adventure traveler. Our program begins in Istanbul, the great city that links Europe to Asia. Encounter ancient and modern Istanbul with its active bazaars and grand monuments such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. At Ephesus we explore one of the best preserved classical sites still in existence, Board a gullet, a traditional Turkish yacht for 3 days of cruising on the Mediterranean. Explore Cappadocia where wind and water have sculpted the volcanic bedrock into bizarre formations, before heading back to Istanbul.



Transylvania


May 24 - June 7, 2010
Oct 4 - 18, 2010


Breathe the fresh air of coniferous forests in the land of Count Dracula. Hike in the Carpathian Mountains; sample the famous wines of Hungary and gaze upon magnificent frescoes. Our trip to Hungary and Romania is an artful blend of culture, exquisite scenery, history and activity. The adventure begins in the famed city of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities, Budapest is a city of spas, 2,000 year-old Roman amphitheaters, 400 year-old Turkish baths, 23 museums and galleries, all situated on the graceful Danube. Sample the region's cuisine while sipping local wines in the ambience of a medieval castle. See the magnificent fortress-town of Sighisoara and walk through the grand square of Brasov. Onward through Transylvania, our destination is Bran Castle, a fortress atop a dramatic rock outcrop. The adventure concludes in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Join us while we explore Europeís last great wilderness, magnificent architecture and ancient European customs.



Eastern Turkey


April 28 - May 15, 2010
Sept 29 - Oct 16, 2010


Imagine a place with ancient, walled cities, palaces, monuments and ruins, hilltop fortresses, cave dwellings and snow capped peaks. Unexplored by tourists, Eastern Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and is teaming with friendly and diverse cultures. We explore the sights of Istanbul, hike to the top of Mt Nemrut, explore the scenic hilltop city of Mardin and experience traditional Kurdish lifestyle in the walled city of Diyarbarkir. Eastern Turkey is truly an off the beaten path destination.



ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Congratulations to Marjorie Seybold! She was selected randomly from a very long list of correct entries in last months contest. Marjorie correctly answered Potala Palace Lhasa, China(Tibet) and Capetown, South Africa in our last Where on Earth? contest. Marjorie wins $100 towards her next exciting ElderTreks adventure.

Time for our new contest. Click the images to enlarge. If you enter the correct location of both photos your name will be entered for a chance to win $100 towards your next ElderTreks adventure. The winner will be chosen randomly from the list of correct entries and will be announced in our following eNewsletter. Good luck to all those who enter.



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