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Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts

Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts offer guests a new and unique vacation experience focused on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as social and environmental responsibility. Art is expressed at a more ultra-luxurious and refined degree at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts. Although Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts do allow families with young children, there is a very limited selection of services and amenities available to accommodate them.

Your vacation isn’t just about getting away — it’s about getting together. Reconnecting comes naturally in our gorgeous, relaxed settings. Together, you’ll share our exceptionally romantic resort atmospheres, the intimacy of an in-room candlelit dinner; mood lighting; delicately scented pillows; even your own preselected sensuous indulgences such as Passion oils and candles.
Our foundation of wellness includes an approach rooted in a deeper realm of holistic well-being reaching far beyond traditional health, fitness, nutrition and spa therapies. The combination of our fitness centers and nutrition advice focusing on the guests’ long term dietary needs creates an overall sense of optimal health and well-being. Each spa at Zoëtry offers a complete menu of hydrotherapies, holistic, Asian and other rejuvenating treatments to refresh, renew and invigorate you. When staying at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, visit the remarkable Thalassotherapy Spa, the first certified facility of its kind in North America.


Our true gourmet menu selections offer a spectacular array of temptations, including a wide variety of light, heart-healthy organic and locally grown fare including gourmet vegetarian. Each of our meals are beautifully prepared and exquisitely presented by our award-winning chefs. A wide array of organic foods are specifically and personally prepared to suit all dietary needs as well as any desired dining ambiance. Only the very best, locally-grown ingredients are chosen to be incorporated into the world-class, organic dishes. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita offers AAA Four Diamond dining at La Canoa, where guests can savor the property’s award winning, signature cuisine or enjoy an elegant dinner on the private pier.

You will enjoy an exceptional range of daytime activities as well memorable evening parties and entertainment. What’s more, you will expand your horizons through time spent with artists, musicians, food and wine experts; participate in sport, cultural and ecological adventures. The private, La Bonita, 48 foot Catamaran at Zoëry Paraiso de la Bonita will attract the adventure goers while the guided cultural tours and lessons will educate guests about the local environment.

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Beaches Resorts


Your perfect family getaway awaits you at Beaches Resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Play on pristine, white-sand beaches caressed by crystal-clear seas. Spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites. Enjoy a whole array of incredibly exciting and fun activities for kids of every age. Truly, a Beaches Luxury Included® vacation promises unforgettable family fun beneath the Caribbean sun.

For Babies and Toddlers – While you play, we take care of your babies & toddlers with nannies certified in accordance with an accredited U.S. university. Our nurseries are sparkling wonderlands full of toys, cribs, and everything else needed to cradle tiny tots in comfort. Your kids are always in good company with their world-famous “best friends” from Sesame Street. And come evening, we have even more in store for them with Sesame Street parades, nightly stage shows, and more.

For Kids – At Beaches, we give kids extra attention with tailor-made fun just for them. Beaches includes supervised kids programs for five different age levels, and we never charge extra for giving kids the extra special excitement they crave. Beaches’ Kids Camp programs, for infants through age 12, are run by professionally trained child-care experts. But what really sets us apart is that our staff is so genuinely caring, your kids will feel like they are in the loving hands of a real family member who wants nothing more than to spoil them. And, just as important, parents will know that they left their little ones in good, trusting hands.

For Tweens – What’s a tween to do? Go full speed, go all out. Try this, do that, make cool friends from all over. Go sailing, waterskiing* and snorkeling. You might even want to learn to scuba dive. Play beach volleyball, “sand soccer” and all the Xbox 360® games you can handle. Twist and shout down water chutes or on the dance floor. Strut your stuff and show off your style at the fashion show, sing karaoke, and join the nighttime talent shows. The good news: it starts all over again the next day. Yes, Tweens Rules!

For Teens – Your parents already paid the bill, so from here on out, everything’s included. Do what you want—sail, windsurf and snorkel along colorful reefs. Maybe you want to chill. We have just the place, a teens-only Beach Shack. Or hang at Trench Town with everything from hoops to foosball. And, just like you’d expect in the Caribbean, there are non-stop reggae jams to keep you moving with the beat. At Xbox 360® Game Garages, tournaments include games so new, some haven’t been launched on the streets yet. Beaches is one place where there are no rules ever, So do whatever you want… or not.

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For Parents – Escape to the islands and get ready to discover the true meaning of paradise. Feast on a candlelight dinner in one of several romantic, fine-dining restaurants. Pamper yourself with a soul- and body-renewing treatment at our heavenly Red Lane® Spa. Surrender to the sunshine in your chaise lounge drawn right up to the Caribbean Sea. Splash, swim and sip the day away with new friends at a sparkling swim-up pool bar. Have the time of your life at a Beaches resort—your very own adult playground in the heart of the gorgeous tropics.

The Legendary Danube from Prague to Budapest – 2012 ~ 11 days from Prague to Budapest or 12 days incl. travel

   

 

Vacation Overview

From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches.

Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sites in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. The city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring

Day 2 – Prague

Prague is a 1,000-year-old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. (Breakfast)

Day 3 – Prague

A free day for you to explore the city at your own pace. Your Cruise Director will have other suggestions for things to do. (Breakfast)

Day 4 – Prague–Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner meet your crew for a welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 – Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg’s traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 – Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights included on your tour are the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. Before dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 – Passau–Linz, Austria

Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses the world’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Linz, Austria’s third-largest town, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 – Melk–Vienna

Melk’s magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town from its commanding hill site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening, arrive in Vienna, known as the “City of Music,” which inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 – Vienna

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s capital has much to offer: lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. You do not rush through Vienna—you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 – Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with FISHERMEN’S BASTION and the Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 – Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)