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Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Italy (7 days/6 nights) or $10,000 cash

Sorrento's Southern Italian Charm

Sorrento, Italy

You'll Work Up an Appetite on This Culinary Adventure in Sorrento, Italy (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Hotel Antiche Mura for Two, Including a Half-Day Cooking Class, a Half-Day Pizza Making Class, a Small Group Full-Day Boat Tour of Capri, a Privately Guided Tour of Pompeii, and Round Trip Private Hotel Transfers Between Rome and Sorrento (Land Only)

Escape to the Sorrento Peninsula, an extraordinary Italian destination that has a landscape uniquely its own, where low and high hills, deep valleys and majestic mountains, famous terraces and orange and lemon groves alternate. A tourist village with designer style and a glamorous atmosphere, the Hotel Antiche Mura is the ideal place to soak up the flavors and culture in the heart of Sorrento. Make the most of your time in Sorrento with two memorable cooking classes led by Italian chefs who will teach you how to prepare mouthwatering Italian cuisine, a boat tour of Capri, and a tour of Pompeii.

Ideal for spending a vacation in Sorrento, the Hotel Antiche Mura boasts a superb position in the main square of Sorrento and the ideal base for exploring this amazing town and the beautiful surroundings, such as Capri, Pompeii, Ercolano, and all the Amalfi Coast. The hotel Antiche Mura was designed in the Belle Epoque style in the 19th century and was completely refurbished in 2005, combining stylish interiors, elegant traditional décor, and modern comfort in all rooms, ensuring a satisfying experience for the most discerning travelers. You'll find it easy to travel around, as the hotel puts you close to several attractions, including the main square of the city, Piazza Tasso, the characteristic street Via San Cesaro, the beaches and the Sorrento Harbour.

The ash-covered Roman ruins of Pompeii will take your breath away on a private tour. Your English-speaking guide will lead you through the winding streets of this industrious city, which today serves as an excavation site, and which lays covered in about 5 meters of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire as you explore the theater, thermal baths, the Gladiators' Gym, the fountains, the Forum, the brothels, and so much more.

Sorrento is the perfect place to study the delicious cuisine of the region! Spend two half-days in hands-on classes learning how to cook authentic Italian food and pizza that is out of this world! Set on private grounds with beautifully manicured gardens, orange and lemon trees, swimming pool, typical Pergolato and ceramic decorations, just the setting alone is enough to inspire you in the kitchen. With an emphasis on Neapolitan cooking, all the recipes will be clearly demonstrated in a warm and relaxed atmosphere over the course of three hours, during which time you'll take a break to visit the wine cellar and taste different kinds of excellent homemade wine and local cheeses. Charlie, the wine man, will explain all the phases of his wine production as you fill jars with wine to take with you! At the end your lesson, you will enjoy a beautiful meal of your own cooking by the pool or in a nice winter garden by a warm fire. The pizza making class lets you in on the secrets of creating an authentic and unique pizza, including preparing the pizza dough and layering the pie with toppings. The best compliment to an amazing pizza is a decadent dessert, which you'll also learn to prepare before you leave!

After all those hours in the kitchen, you'll appreciate the respite of the glorious Mediterranean outdoors! Spend a fantastic day aboard a boat tour of Capri as you explore the most beautiful beaches of the Sorrento Coastline: the Regina Giovanna baths, the Romantic Gardens and Mitigliano beach, before proceeding to the magnificent Island of Capri and passing under the Faraglioni Rocks. You'll also have some free time to dine and shop on Capri.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at Hotel Antiche Mura
  • Round trip private transfers between Rome and Sorrento
  • 2-hour stop for a private guided tour of Pompeii during transfer from Rome to Sorrento
  • Hands-on half-day cooking class followed by lunch (local wine, salami and cheese tasting included)
  • Half-day Pizza making class followed by lunch
  • Full-day small shared Blue Capri boat tour
  • Daily breakfast • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Valid through 10/31/2018 (closed November through March). Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Tours run on specific days of the week at specific times. Entrance fee for Blue Capri tour not included. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.

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3th Prize: Vacation to Croatia (7 days/6 nights) or $10,000 cash

The Classics of Croatia and the Adriatic Sea

Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik, Croatia

Get Lost in Picture-Perfect Antiquity in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik, Croatia (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights for Two, Including Five Sightseeing Day Tours, Truffle Tasting in Livade, Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a Wine and Oyster Tasting in Ston, and a Private Driver/Guide for the Entire Trip (Land Only)

Croatia is a country unlike any other in the world, with its complex history due to five centuries of expansion by the Ottoman Empire, a rich cultural legacy, shimmering sapphire beaches and majestic mountains. This is an exceptional opportunity to explore the Istrian Peninsula and the Dalmatian Coast of this Mediterranean wonderland with sightseeing tours in Zagreb, Motovun, Rovinj, Split and Dubrovnik, and access to the gorgeous Plitvice Lakes National Park. You can taste your way around the country as well with decadent truffle tasting in forested Livade and oyster tasting in harbor side Ston!

Begin your exploration of Croatia in Zagreb, an old city with a young soul, a playful and pulsing modern metropolis despite the almost thousand year-old history of its old town. It's also a feast for your senses, where you can sample some of the country’s most renowned restaurants and coffee shops in the midst of classic façades, lush gardens and striking Neo-Gothic buildings. Discover the intricacies of its rich cultural history, the result of being passed between competing empires for centuries, try home-style cooking in the family-run taverns, and experience traditional Croatian hospitality. You'll spend some time traversing Istria, a peninsula that attracts its visitors with rolling hills, hilltop villages and a verdant coastline where it meets the Adriatic. On your way to Opatija, a coastal town spanning between the forested hills and sparkling Adriatic Sea, you'll make three stops within Istria, in Rovinj, the Blue Pearl of the Adriatic, Motovun, the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town, and Livade. One of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports, picturesque Rovinj is Istria's cultural mecca, featuring the Old Town, monumental baroque Crkva Sv Eufemije (Church of St. Euphemia), and colorful cafe umbrellas lining the wide harbor. Motovun is a captivating town with a 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic bell tower, a 17th-century Parish Church of St. Stephen and the Romanesque Municipal Palace in the central square. The Motovun Forest is especially rich in truffles, and Istrian white truffles are said to be as good as the finest Italian and French truffles. Savor a truffle tasting, along with homemade pasta, bread, olive oil and wine in Livade.

Then make your way east to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, where 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. Every season has its own unique charm and the Plitvice Lakes, with their alternating colors at every new awakening, both trapped in ice or in the shade of the trees, will leave you with a very distinct, unique and invaluable impression. Making your way down the Dalmatian Coast, you'll spend the night in vibrant and intriguing Zadar, which boasts a mix of ancient relics, medieval churches, museums and a quirky character. Further south is Split, the largest city on the Adriatic Coast, home of Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to A.D. 295. Amid the Roman ruins, grand museums and fashionable cafes are a 16th-century synagogue, the third-oldest in Europe that's still in use, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the imposing Klis Fortress and so much more. Just north of Dubrovnik is the town of Ston, which is known for three things - its well-preserved walls, its saltworks and its mussels! Sip wine and savor the taste of some the most delicious oysters in the world, which can be found in the Mali Ston Bay. The final leg of your journey takes you to South Dalmatia to the city of Dubrovnik, known as the pearl of the Adriatic. The Old Town (which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979) and its well-preserved city walls, strolls through the main thoroughfare Stradun (also known as the Placa), the Baroque buildings and the azure sea are all part of its enchanting beauty.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations at the Hotel Dubrovnik
  • 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Bristol
  • 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Bastion
  • 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Cornaro
  • 1 night accommodations at the Hotel Kompas
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • Guided tour of Zagreb
  • Guided tour of Motovun
  • Truffle, pasta, and wine tasting in Livade
  • Half-day tour of Rovinj
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Half-day tour of Split
  • Wine and oyster tasting in Ston
  • Half-day tour of Dubrovnik
  • Private driver for entire stay (pick up/drop off from Zagreb)
  • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Valid through 12/31/2019. Hotels may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.

4th Prize: Vacation to Guanacaste, Costa Rica (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash

Embrace Costa Rica's Pura Vida 

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Soar, Saddle-Ride, and Soak in Guanacaste, Costa Rica for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort for Two, Including a Zipline Tour, Horseback Ride, and a Visit to the Hot Springs in Vida Aventura Nature Park (Land Only)

Nestled in a location that is second to none, where the Gulf of Papagayo meets the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort captures the native spirit of Costa Rica with its distinctive "Pura Vida" (pure life) philosophy. Ensconced between two sunny beaches, this locally inspired resort provides the perfect location for you to embrace life and tune into a sense of balance. Save some time to revel in the thrill of adrenaline-pumping adventure combined with relaxation on a full-day tour at Vida Aventura Nature Park in the beautiful Guanacaste mountains, including a zipline tour, a horseback ride, and a dip in the hot springs!

Vibrant yet stylish, this lifestyle resort is designed to poetically harmonize your favorite necessities with charming indigenous culture. Images of creatures of the tropical forest are found throughout the beachfront Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, while unique rooms become one with the lush natural vegetation found behind the resort. Notice the rich woods integrated into the architecture, as well as the modern touch of sleek furniture. Designed as an imaginary gathering of animals, you'll find the shapes of cocoons and seeds reflected throughout the pools and rooms. The breathtaking setting - a relaxing ocean with a mountainous background - will make you feel like you belong in this lush natural hideaway.

Discover this exciting new Andaz destination, where the signature barriers-free approach will allow you to effectively capture the heart of this tropical paradise as well as the vivacious people who live here. Boasting an authentic Tico smile, the Andaz's hosts will work to craft your own personal tropical adventure. From national parks to water sports, this coastal community offers plenty of Costa Rica activities that will allow you to embrace the "Pura Vida" (pure life) expression. Zip-line between tree canopies and monkeys, spend the afternoon at an indigenous reserve, and explore the incredible slopes of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano. Spend the afternoon on two secluded gold sand beaches, or schedule some tee time on a championship golf course. Lively destinations such as Marina Papagayo and Palo Verde National Park await - not to mention live Latin music, tennis courts, and lush natural trails through the coastal mountains.

Take a deep breath or two before your Vida Aventura Nature Park adventure begins! Prepare yourself for ten hours of thrills! You'll start off zooming across seven zipline cables, gliding easily around treetops in a forested canyon, before mounting a sturdy horse for a hillside trail ride in the Guanacaste Mountains. As you ride along, cross streams and pass pastures, you'll learn about the diverse flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for two active volcanoes, Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles, and admire the spectacular panoramic views along the way. When you’ve completed the horseback ride, enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch, choosing from a variety of dishes such as chicken and rice. Then, head to the soothing part of your tour – a thermal mud bath and hot springs spa in gorgeous natural surroundings. Wearing a bathing suit, lather the soft volcanic mud on your skin and face, making a natural mineral mask, and lay out comfortably until it dries in the sun. Finally, dip into a geothermal pool to wash away the clay and soothe any sore muscles from your adventurous day!

Your trip for two includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
  • Daily complimentary breakfast at Rio Bhongo Restaurant
  • Room-related taxes
  • A full-day tour of Vida Adventura Park which includes zip lining, a horseback ride, panoramic views of two volcanoes, a mud bath, lunch and round trip transfers
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotel must be notified by guest if checking in after 11PM on arrival date. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellation 72 hours or less prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation penalty.

5th Prize: Vacation to Ireland (7 days/6 nights) or $5,000 cash

Dublin is Eclectic and Delightful  

Montreux, Switzerland

Tours and Tastings, Cuisine and Castles Are Yours to Discover in Dublin, Ireland (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Buswell’s Hotel for Two, Including a Two-Day Dublin Pass, Dublin Sightseeing Tour, Premium Whiskey Tasting, Merry Ploughboy Dinner and Show, and Your Choice of One Full-Day Tour (Land Only)

Dublin is a city you won’t soon forget, with its eclectic mix of city, countryside and coastline, its charismatic personality, and countless opportunities to discover its culture and history. The sightseeing and guided tours on this trip will take you all over Dublin, from glens to concerts, distilleries to pubs, and bridges to cliffs - you'll even get a whiskey tasting, tour and experience! So whether you prefer museums or galleries, cathedrals or castles, this is truly the quintessential Dublin experience!

Your Dublin Pass is your passport to over 30 of the best attractions, as well as VIP status that allows you to skip the queues at Dublin's major attractions, some of which include Christchurch Cathedral, the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery. Get a taste for some of Ireland's finest whiskey at a private premium tasting of four exclusive whiskies in the Reserve Bar. Your tour will end with a delicious Irish lunch in the Jameson restaurant. Your Dublin sightseeing tour will take you past Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Phoenix Park. With a ticket that is valid for 48 hours and has 25 stops at Dublin’s top visitor attractions, there is no better way to see Dublin!

Spend one evening enjoying the Merry Ploughboys Live in Concert, which is widely regarded as the best traditional music show in Dublin, and also a must-see for any visitors. From start to finish, this highly entertaining performance of live traditional Irish music, song and Irish dancing is based on fantastic interaction between the performers and the audience.

You also have a choice of three shared full-day group tours, one of which takes you on breathtakingly scenic coastal drives to Cliff of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Burren and Galway. From the majestic cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast, to the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, this is one fantastic way to discover the greater Dublin area. Or you could head to the famous Antrim Coast Road, crossing the lovely Glens of Antrim en route to Ballycastle and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, where you can glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day! The Ring of Kerry tour offers a tour of the most spectacular Scottish scenery, including Dingle Bay, the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill, Moll's Gap, Ladies View, and the world famous Lakes of Killarney.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Buswell’s Hotel
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 2-Day Dublin Pass
  • Shared half-day Dublin sightseeing tour
  • Premium whiskey tasting experience and lunch
  • Merry ploughboy dinner and show
  • Your choice of one of the following full-day group tours to Cliff of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Buren and Glaway, Giants' Causeway Glens of Antrim and Wild, or Ring of Kerry tour
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.

6th Prize: Vacation to Thailand (8 days/7 nights) or $5,000 cash

The Pearl of the Andaman Sea

Phuket, Thailand

Treat Yourself to a Thai Hideaway in Phuket, Thailand for Eight Days & Seven Nights in a Five-Bedroom Villa for Up to Ten People, Including Incredible Personal Staff, Round Trip Airport Transfers and Private Luxury Car and Driver for Two Days (Land Only)

Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and the warm blue sea awaits you at Asia's most popular beach destination, along with luxurious accommodations in an incredible villa! Phuket boasts an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality, and an astounding array of activities on and off the island! Whether you seek world-class diving in the Andaman Sea, unforgettable sights on a boat trip through Phang Nga Bay or a spiritual visit to Wat Chalong, Phuket is the perfect place to expand your horizons with your closest family and friends. 

Savor every moment of your week in one of Phuket’s most tranquil, lavish and well located villas! It has five extra-large bedrooms with luxury ensuite bathrooms, finished in natural stone and marble, in an ideal location that puts you within minutes of the magnificent West Coast Beaches! The villa has a complete staff of housekeepers, a garden/pool attendant, security guards and a manager/concierge, and features an oversized private pool and outdoor areas for relaxation under the sun. If you can tear yourself away from the villa, you'll have access to a luxury vehicle and a driver for two full days to explore the magnificent island of Phuket! 

From the simple to the sublime, Thailand's largest island is a mecca for beach lovers and water sport fanatics, though there is a great deal of activities, landmarks and sights to enjoy on dry land as well. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, visit the Buddhist temples, stroll through the splendors of Old Phuket Town or simply enjoy Phuket's vibrant nightlife.

Your trip includes:

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodations in a five-bedroom villa
  • Private chef for the entire stay, guests are responsible for the cost of food prepared
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Access to a luxury vehicle and driver for two full days
  • Villa concierge for additional activity bookings

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Additional activity bookings not included in package. Check in and check out must occur on Saturday. Travel is valid for 24 months from the date of issue. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation prior to arrival may be subject to forfeiture of reservations and funds.

7th Prize: Vacation to Kauai, Hawaii (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash

Kauai's Exquisite Escape

Kauai, Hawaii

Let the Lush Hawaiian Landscape Speak to You in Kauai, Hawaii for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa with Economy Class Air for Two

Let the power of nature’s beauty take over your senses on the exquisite tropical island of Kauai! From outdoor adventures such as sailing on the ocean and ziplining over lush valleys, to the cultural explorations of Kauai's historic landmarks, it's no wonder Kauai is known as Hawaii's Island of Discovery! Regardless of how you spend your days, you’ll find the warm embrace of the spirit of aloha wherever you go.

Discover the wonders of the Garden Isle at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Set in the heart of Poipu, this remarkable hotel is balanced between magnificent lush mountains and the azure sea, and offers a host of opportunities for you to create your own personal paradise. Verdant tropical gardens and an abundance of amenities beckon you to indulge at this four-diamond Kauai hotel. And with a myriad of fun options, you'll have fun from sunrise to sunset! Kayak in the lagoons, pamper yourself in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, play championship golf on the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course, or savor the resort's fine dining. Beyond the resort you can explore ecotourism with Hawaii's idea of “malama aina” or care for the land, experience an authentic hula, or simply breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes.

Your trip for two includes:

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  • All room-related taxes
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airport taxes and carrier imposed fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Package originates from the Contiguous U.S. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Blackout dates: Dec 22-31, Jan 1-2.

8th Prize: Vacation to Iceland (6 days/5 nights) or $5,000 cash

Riveting Beauty of a Rugged Landscape 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Witness the Power of Nature in Reykjavik, Iceland (Europe) for Six Days & Five Nights at the Apotek Hotel for Two, Including a Whale Watching Tour, Golden Circle and Horseback Riding Tour, South Shore Adventure Tour and the Langjokull Ice Cave Experience (Land Only)

Jump into Reykjavik, Iceland, the world's closest capital to the North Pole, where you'll find a big heart in a small cosmopolitan city, set in one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Reykjavík is home to an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance with much to intrigue the curiosity of visitors to the city. You'll fall in love with Iceland's spirit as you embark on four adventures, including whale watching, horseback riding at the Golden Circle, an exploration of the South Shore and an ice cave experience in a glacier!

You'll stay in the Apotel Hotel, an elegant four-star boutique hotel ideally located in central Reykjavik, in the very heart of the city's most prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district. The historical building formerly housed the pharmacy Reykjavikur Apotek (apothecary), and is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Reykjavik. Guðjón Samúelsson, former State Architect of Iceland, designed the building in 1917, and today this five-story landmark is full of history and original characteristics that have been intentionally protected and restored.

Your whale watching adventure will start at Reykjavik’s old harbor, located right in the city center. You will be able to witness some of Iceland’s rich and thriving birdlife and sealife, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. All passengers are offered warm overalls that will keep you extra warm on the way out and there will be plenty of warm seating areas inside the boat where you can also buy refreshments and souvenirs. Because of nature’s unpredictability, it is impossible to guarantee a sighting – but you will be offered a free ticket to try again in case of a whale no-show.

The Golden Circle tour combines an exciting horseback riding excursion with one of Iceland’s most popular tours – The Golden Circle. The day starts by driving to the Eldhestar riding center, located just outside Hverageroi, where you will head off on your riding tour. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed, known for its sturdiness and easy temperament, and has gained a legion of fans around the world. You will take in some of the local sights on horseback before ending the tour with a light lunch at the Vellir Farm. From there, you continue your journey to the Geysir geothermal area, where the erupting gyser Strokkur is the star of the show. You also visit the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park, with its amazing geology and history. A tour of the South Shore is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. You will drive along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vik, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. Along the way you stop at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind it and through to the other side. You will also stop at the majestic and much photographed Skogafoss waterfall and visit the Skogar Folk Museum to get a taste of how Icelanders lived in past centuries. Other highlights include a view of the stunning Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the black sand coastline and the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations near Vik.

Then visit a unique and remote man-made cave in the Langjökull glacier, one of Iceland’s largest and most spectacular glaciers. You begin your tour by driving to the lush Húsafell area with stops at the Deildartunguhver, and the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. After a lunch break in Húsafell, you will head up to Langjökull, partly in a specially-modified glacier vehicle. Then enter the magnificent cave close to the top of the glacier.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 6 days/5 nights accommodations at the Apotek Hotel in a Superior room
  • Whale Watching tour
  • Golden Circle horseback riding tour
  • South Shore adventure tour • Langjokull Ice Cave experience
  • Daily complimentary breakfast • All room-related taxes (including VAT)
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Local city taxes are the responsibility of the traveler and are required to be paid directly to hotel. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.

9th Prize: Vacation to Barcelona, Spain (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash

Viva Espana! 

Barcelona, Spain

Soak Up the Sol in Barcelona, Spain (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Hotel Neri for Two, Including Round Trip Airport Transfers, Evening Tapas and Wine Walking Tour, and the Gaudi Tour (Land Only)

Let the charm, secrets, and gorgeous climate of Barcelona welcome you to one of Europe's must-see cities! With world-renowned architecture and attractions, Michelin-starred restaurants and funky neighborhood bars, it's no wonder Barcelona is one of Spain's most exciting and bewitching cities! Explore the flavors and wonders of the city by day and night on your tours, and then seek comfort in the chic Hotel Neri.

Set in two historical and aristocratic houses, one of them a medieval palace dating back to the 12th century, Hotel Neri's building's original period is at the heart of its charm. Sophisticated interior design blends with relaxing music and sensual aromas to create a unique setting in this ancient Gothic area of Barcelona. You'll be perfectly located in the heart of central Barcelona at the Hotel Neri, which is set right beside the city's Cathedral, and is a short distance from the bustling Las Ramblas, la Boqueria market, the Picasso museum, and so much more. If you care to make a few day trips during your stay, you can visit the beguiling city of Madrid, which is just a few hours away; explore the south of France with just a 90 minute car ride; or hit the ski slopes of the Pyrenees or Andorra, which are just a couple hours away by car. But if you just want to soak up the Spanish sun in Barcelona, the beach is just ten minutes away!

Once the sun sets, stroll the Spanish streets on your tapas and wine walking tour, designed especially for foodies, and for those with an interest in local wines and culture from Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. It’s an all-inclusive tour like no other! Your English-speaking tour guide will take you to four tapas bars and restaurants where you'll savor the comida y vino deliciosos!

Antoni Gaudi, visionary architect during Barcelona's modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with extraordinary architecture and beautiful buildings. In fact, no fewer than seven have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO! This Gaudi tour is an absolute must when visiting Barcelona, since it allows you to study his organic style, influenced strongly by his passion for nature. You'll also get to jump to the front of the admission line with fast-track entrance passes to Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló.

Your trip for two includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Hotel Neri
  • Breakfast daily
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 4-hour Evening Tapas & Wine walking tour
  • 3.5 hour Gaudi Tour, including fast-track entrance to Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló
  • All room-related taxes and VAT
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Valid through 12/31/2018. Tours run on specific days of the week and at specific times. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.

10th Prize: Vacation to New York City (5 days/4 nights) or $5,000 cash

A Suite Taste of The Big Apple

New York, New York

Find Sweet Decadence at a Weekend at The Plaza in a Junior Suite in New York, New York with Economy Class Air for Two, Including a $100 Gift Card to Tavern on the Green for Brunch or Lunch, and a Dessert Tour of New York City

Timeless, authentic, unforgettable - a century ago The Plaza established its distinction as the paragon of grandeur, replete with its trademark passion and uncompromising service, which have made the hotel a legend. From the sumptuous decor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offer its guests every indulgence. Delight all of your senses and your discerning taste with a spectacular meal at Tavern on the Green, as well as a dessert walking tour through SoHo and NoLIta!

Striking the balance between its storied past and limitless future, The Plaza Hotel in New York City is the ultimate luxury lifestyle destination. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as the spa, fitness center and salon. The Palm Court continues to offer its timeless afternoon tea, a quintessential New York experience. The newest addition to The Plaza is the Food Hall, a space akin to European food halls not typically found in the United States. The Plaza Food Hall offers a thoughtfully curated selection of New York favorites and relative newcomers, including specialty coffees, an oyster bar, a wine bar, sushi, and so much more. The elegant Champagne Bar and stylish Rose Club embrace the past, present and future of The Plaza and offer experiences that are indulgent and truly unforgettable. Whether you’re a born-and-bred New Yorker looking to enjoy childhood favorites or a visitor who wants to sample a cross-section of the city’s best, you truly can find it all under the famous gabled roof of The Plaza. The Guerlain Spa is the perfect oasis in which to relax and restore your skin, body and mind, where signature elements are artfully melded together.

The Plaza was built by the Rockefeller family in 1907, and its location on Fifth Avenue and Central Park could not be more magnificent. The hotel was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and it has since been said that "Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza." This massive complex is seen as an international symbol of modernist architectural style and contains many intriguing Art-Deco style architectural and artistic designs, and is known as one of the most elegant hotels in the world.

A modern tavern nestled in a bucolic Central Park setting, Tavern on the Green is an iconic landmark restaurant unlike any other. Centered around a hearty, rustic menu shaped by local, seasonal ingredients, Tavern on the Green invites patrons into a warm, celebratory gathering space that captures the spirit of Central Park and the energy of New York City. Originally designed by Calvert Vaux and built in 1870 to house the sheep that grazed in Central Park's Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green has proudly served locals, presidents, royalty, artists, actors, and first-time visitors since 1934.

Sweeten things up on your dessert tour of NYC, on which you will discover some of the newest, finest and trendiest eateries, shops and chocolatiers in Manhattan's trendy SoHo and NoLIta neighborhoods! It's the best way to see the sights and avoid crowded tourist attractions around the city! Sample a wide variety of treats, including artisan chocolate truffles, bon bons, European cheeses, decadent pastries, varietal dark chocolates, and your choice of a local craft brew or a glass of wine, all while enjoying and learning about some of the most delicious desserts and wines you've ever tasted! Starting in historic SoHo (South of Houston Street), you'll make your way on foot to nearby Little Italy and NoLIta (the area North of Little Italy).

Your spacious Junior Suite provides the epitome of privacy and luxurious ambiance. The Junior Suite features a beautifully appointed sitting area and refined comfort.

Your trip for two includes:

  • Round trip Economy Class air
  • 3 days/2 nights accommodations at The Plaza in a king-bedded Junior Suite
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes
  • Downtown Dessert, Food & Drink tour
  • $100 Tavern on The Green gift card
  • Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airport taxes and carrier imposed fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays and at specific times. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Package originates from the Contiguous U.S. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Limited availability in December. Hotel blackout dates: Feb 10-11, 14, Apr 14-16, Sep 13-24, Nov 25-26, Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-25, 29-31. Some restrictions may apply during special events.

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