Spring breaks are over and the end of the school year
is right around the corner. Parents are looking ahead to the
family summer vacation. If you haven’t made any plans, no
worries, as you still have time to book a great family getaway.
Our spring newsletter includes ideas for summer family travel &
specials, exclusive offers from Virtuoso, fall and early winter
vacation getaways, a new hotel, springtime in Vienna, the latest
travel magazines from Virtuoso and more.
The month of May is full of celebrations; Cinco de
Mayo, Mother’s Day, First Holy Communions & Confirmations and
graduations. We also pay tribute to men and women who serve in
our U.S. Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day and remember our
deceased veterans on Memorial Day.
Destinations by Dixon LLC will soon announce the
winner of our 10th annual John F. Klimek Memorial
Scholarship; the winner’s name will be announced on Pam’s
Facebook page. “Congratulations” to all graduates and best
wishes to all Moms for a very “Happy Mother’s Day”!
Please note all offers are subject to change, based on
availability & restrictions apply.
TRAFALGAR FAMILY EXPERIENCES
With a Trafalgar Family Experience your children can
take things they learned in the classroom and see them come
alive in front of them. Trafalgar Family Experiences are
effortless for parents to plan, they are authentic and fun.
These travel experiences include 4 and 5 star family-friendly
hotels, daily breakfast and around 50 pct. of evening meals, air
conditioned coach transport, an expertly trained travel
director, plus local specialists, planned sightseeing, unique
experiences and free family time, VIP access and skipping lines
at selected sights, porterage, local tips and charges included.
Travel to the USA, Costa Rica, Europe or South Africa. There is
still availability for these family experiences during the
From dramatic landscapes to black-sand beaches, the
Islands of Hawaii are the perfect destinations for an abundance
of activities, charming hospitality and hidden delights. Create
treasured memories with your family. Save up to $275.00 on a
flight and hotel getaway to Kauai, Oahu, Maui or Hawaii Island.
Travel now to 12/15/17. Book by 05/31/17.
There is still availability for a summer family
vacation with Yankee Holidays. Explore the USA on the “Grand
Canyon & Sedona Getaway”, “Seattle Ultimate Getaway” or
“Washington, DC Getaway”. Call Pam as soon as possible.
No cruise line knows kids, tweens and teens like
Royal Caribbean International. Save 30 pct. off every guest
during Royal Caribbean International’s Maycation Celebration.
Offer applies to sailings on or after 06/01/2017. Book by
VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE OFFERS
Lake Placid Lodge is located in the 6 million acre
Adirondack Park. The resort’s wood beams, stone fireplaces,
comfy featherbeds and deep soaking tubs feature rustic romance
and adorn the 30 handcrafted rooms and log cabins, set along the
water’s edge with views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain.
Year-round activities vary from golfing, hiking and horseback
riding in warm weather to winter ice climbing, dog sledding and
snowmobiling. Indulge in a gourmet dinner in the highly touted
Artisans restaurant or award winning wine cellar. Enjoy 20 pct.
off three nights. Plus, receive Virtuoso amenities of: upgrade
at time of arrival (subject to availability), complimentary full
gourmet plated breakfast for two daily for the duration of the
stay, $100 hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not
combinable, not valid on room rate), complimentary pickup from
Saranac Lake Airport or Lake Placid Airport, early check in/late
check out (subject to availability) and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Travel dates: now to 08/3/17.
The Fairmont Waterfront
is located in Vancouver, Canada.
Guestrooms at The Fairmont Waterfront overlook the North Shore
Mountains, inner harbor or rooftop garden and sparkling city
skyline. Ideal for pre and post cruise stays, the hotel is
connected to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and is steps
from Stanley Park, the Seawall and historic Gastown. Save 15
pct. Valid for travel now through 12/31/17.
AVALON WATERWAYS EUROPE CRUISES
Book a select 2017 sailings and receive $1000 off per
person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be
made, under deposit and discount applied by 6/6/17.
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES
Take advantage of a limited time spring sale with
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Hurry, this limited time offer
ends on May 15, 2017.
INSIGHT VACATIONS-FALL, WINTER AND SPRING
Save up to 7.5 pct. on Insight Vacations new
itineraries for the 2017/2018 Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.
Please click on the following link to view the new brochure.
The new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is a
sophisticated retreat in the heart of Waikiki and offers a
contemporary, fresh and inviting experience for modern
travelers. Enjoy locally inspired cuisine, irresistible
cocktails and a pool deck with views of Diamond Head and
cosmopolitan Waikiki. The hotel is located two blocks from
Waikiki Beach and has 230 distinctive guest rooms and 32
exclusive suites. Rooms have luxurious Hyatt Grand Beds, cozy,
hooded bath robes, BeeKind bath amenities, complimentary high
speed wireless internet, mini fridge, iron and ironing board,
Keurig coffee maker with Hawaiian Paradise Coffee, complimentary
filtered water stations with re-useable bottles, 100 pct. smoke
free, beach towels available, USB ports in all guest rooms and
RFID lock system. Hyatt’s “Sunshine on Sale” gives you the 4th
night FREE and complimentary daily breakfast for 2.
2017 SMALL GROUP EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET TOUR
We still have availability for our 2017 small group
Christmas Market tour. This exclusive tour is personally
designed by Pam Dixon and cannot be found with any other major
tour operator. The group will stay in the romantic, wine
region of the Mosel Valley in the village of Cochem. Enjoy day
trips to Aachen, Trier, Traben-Trarbach and Mainz, as well as,
an excursion to Maria-Laach Abbey and Marksburg Castle. The
dates of the trip are December 2 to December 9, 2017. The
group size is limited to 10 people. Please contact Pam with
any questions and for the complete details and costs.
SPRINGTIME IN VIENNA
I had an incredible 5 days in Vienna at the beginning of last
month. The weather had not been very nice in Chicago, but, when
I arrived in Vienna it was very sunny and almost 80F! I chose
the beautiful Hotel Bristol, The Luxury Collection for my 5
night stay. The hotel is 5 Star; however, I always felt so
comfortable and “at home” there. The staff was always warm,
welcoming and attentive. The hotel offers lovely, spacious
rooms and suites. I stayed in a Classic Room (best value room)
and I was amazed; walk in closest, full bathroom with American
shower and heated bars for my towels, luxurious bathrobe and
slippers & a huge bedroom with a king bed, writing desk,
fireplace and table with side chair! The location of my room
was the best; at night I could open my windows and hear the live
opera projected onto the huge screen outside of the Opera
House. It was wonderful! Breakfast was included in my stay and
there was an abundance of choices from cook-to-order omelets,
hot & cold buffets, fresh fruits and an assortment of
intoxicating breads and rolls. Wi-Fi was also included.
During my stay, I had a private tour of the Hotel Bristol and
saw a variety of beautiful rooms and suites. If you love the
amenities of a fine hotel, excellent location and staff, the
Hotel Bristol is the place to stay in Vienna. You are able to
walk to all of the sights in the 1st District such as
the Hofburg, Albertina, Spanish Riding School, Imperial
Apartments, St.Stephen’s Cathedral, etc. Right outside the
entrance to the hotel is the escalator for the U-Bahn station
of the main connection hubs for the underground
public transportation in Vienna. Public transportation in
Vienna is excellent!
I visited the Schloss Hof (Hunting Lodge of Prince Eugene and
later residence for the Empress Maria Theresa), Roman ruins,
Kloster Neuburg, Castle Forchtenstein, the Easter Markets at
Schonbrunn Palace and the Freyung and did a day trip to
Salzburg. I also did private hotel inspections of the Hotel
Imperial, Hotel Sacher Wien and Hotel Sacher Salzburg. Each
night I had a different dinner experience as Vienna has so many
different kinds of restaurants to offer. One of the best times
to travel to Vienna is about two weeks right before Easter as
you can enjoy the Easter Markets and there is an abundance of
wonderful classical concerts at various churches throughout the
city. I attended a performance of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra
at the historic Karlskirche (St. Charles Church). Plus,
springtime in Vienna means there no crowds or waiting in lines
for sights. I had an amazing time in Vienna and already look
forward to my next visit.
Please note when you reserve the Hotel Bristol Vienna
with me, you will receive the following 2017 Virtuoso amenities.
-Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
-Full Daily Breakfast for two (in room guests).
-A one-time complimentary lunch for two (in room guests) in the
Restaurant Bristol. Alcohol, taxes and gratuities excluded.
-Suite bookings made at the Virtuoso rates receive in addition
to the above. Chauffeured limousine transfer (one-way) for
clients booked in the Penthouse Suite, Opera Suite or Prince of Wales
Suite. Choice of welcome drink: white wine, red wine, Bristol
Cuvee & flower bouquet.
-Early check-in/late check-out, based on availability.
VIRTUOSO LIFE MAGAZINES
The May/June 2017 issue of the Virtuoso Life Magazine
The 2017 Specialty Cruise
VAST Collection-Active Adventures & Extraordinary Experiences