Traveler Stories

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Rewriting history on an immersive vacation

When Roger Smith of Bartlett, Illinois, opened his email one night last June, he and his wife Barbara had no plans to travel before the end of the year—until an email for China & the Yangtze River caught his eye...

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Destinations: Romania, Hungary, Croatia

Third time is truly a charm in Italy

Though RoseAnn and Ralph Thompson of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, never need an excuse to travel, their recent Tuscany & the Amalfi Coast vacation had a very specific inspiration—a photo that RoseAnn remembered of her grandparents’ town in Italy...

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Destinations: Italy

Our favorite Traveler Stories

The holidays are a great time to reflect on the discoveries we’ve made throughout the year—and sharing our explorations with one another. I thought it would be a great time to look back on my favorite stories submitted by fellow travelers...

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Sister Surprise

What would you do if someone surprised you with a trip of a lifetime? First-time traveler Jane Burke sat on her kitchen floor. Jane didn’t know what to expect when her oldest sister, 3-time traveler Virginia (Ginger) Karb, called her. “Her first words were for me to sit down,” says Jane...

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Destinations: France

“Trip of a lifetime”

Alan and I believe that it’s our associates who truly “make” the Grand Circle experience the very best. Many of you who have traveled with us before are familiar with this, either relishing the experience aboard one of our river ships, or sharing kind words about how wonderfully your Program Director welcomed you to their home country with a smile...

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Destinations: France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland

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