Val Kittson & Jane Munzell - The Waterway Travel Team at Connoisseur Travel

We’re focused on getting you places.

Val Kittson and Jane Munzell share a passion for travel and in September of 2012 they came together as The Waterway Travel Team. Val and Jane are customer focused purveyors of fine travel on oceans, rivers and land. Let their expert knowledge work for you to get you where you want to go. They handle all aspects of your travel experience from start to finish including transfers, excursions and air and will provide you with high-touch individualized service.

Val and Jane are group travel experts, managing both small and large groups with their expert planning services. Whether it's a family or friend reunion, or a group of travelers who share a love for almost anything you can imagine (wine, golf, food, history, health and wellness, crafting, etc.), they take care of every detail while simplifying the process for you. Women Wandering the World is a travel group organized by Jane and Val that brings inquisitive, knowledge-seeking women together who enjoy exploring with other like-minded travelers. If you’re interested in traveling with a great group of women, you can get more information here.

They can also take your business meeting and incentive travel to a new level. Take your team to fabulous destinations to experience team building and educational seminars or reward your sales team or clients with a luxurious trip they won’t soon forget. Val and Jane will find the perfect venue and handle all aspects of the travel experience from start to finish. We customize each trip to meet your company’s needs while offering the utmost in customer service to you and your travelers.

Working with Val and Jane provides peace of mind in knowing your travel plans will be seamless form the planning stages right through to the return home.

Have an idea for a group? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll explore the possibilities together!

We’re looking forward to working with you!

Have you been considering a river cruise? We are offering almost 30% off current pricing on a few more cabins on the Enchanting Rhine on the May 20th, 2019 sailing. Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam aboard the beautiful AmaKristina. This is an incredible value that doesn't often present itself. Call us for details at 866-595-3667 or visit www.waterwaytravel.com/Rhine2019

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2019 Early Booking Savings!

Have you considered a Uniworld river cruise? Contact us to help you find the cruise that's right for you!

sigtn.com There’s a moment on every Uniworld Boutique River Cruise when it becomes clear. A moment when you realize that this journey is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and beyond anything you could have expected.

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AmaMagna, Debuting on the Danube in May 2019

For all you river cruisers out there, check out AmaWaterways' ground breaking AmaMagna - she most definitely will not disappoint!

Luxury knows no bounds on board the extraordinary AmaMagna featuring 5 bars, 4 unique dining venues, the Zen Wellness Studio and the one and only Water Sport...

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Win a South Africa Vacation for Two!

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The Travel Magazine Online - Sept/Oct 2018

Check out the Food and Wine edition of our online travel magazine and get inspired - where are you going next?

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RIVER CRUISING 101 COMPLIMENTARY SEMINARS

Join us for one of our upcoming seminars and learn about Viking, AmaWaterways and Uniworld river cruise lines and discover the more about each and which is the perfect choice for you. We will be at Total Wine on Monday, September 17th in Leesburg and Tuesday, September 18th in Gainesville from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Light refreshments, soft drinks and a wine tasting will be served. Registration required as space is limited.

Register at www.waterwaytravel.com/educationalseminars or call 866.595.3667 to reserve your space.

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10 Things You Should Never Do On a Cruise

Some fabulous advice on planning the perfect cruise - if you're thinking about planning a wonderful family vacation or romantic getaway, give us a call and we'll find the cruise that's right for you!

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The benefits of booking with experienced travel advisers - where will your dreams take you?

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Perfect Day

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Arriving in Monaco near the bottom of the cliff that holds the Prince’s castle overlooking the sea is really magnificent. The number of cruise ships shuttling people to land, in addition to the choppy seas that couldn't be felt on the Quest, but made tendering a sporting event in itself, made for a very busy port on race day. We're not big race fans, but we were lured to town to experience the vibe of the gathering of those who faithfully follow Formula racing.

We didn't have tickets for the race, and while they could be purchased on race day, we opted to forego tickets since we arrived into town just as the race was starting. We worked our way up the hill with the loud sound of the powerful engines evident all over town. We could see a sliver of the race from far away which I must admit, did not quite scratch the itch, but it'll have to do. We made our way back into town, which was lined with vendors selling all sorts of race paraphernalia. We were able to watch the rest of the race on a gigantic screen in a crowded area of town set up just for that.

After the race thousands of people moved from their track-side seats into other parts of town which became congested quickly. Friends we met on the ship stayed on in Monaco to enjoy drinking champagne and shaking bottles and releasing the bubbly randomly into the air. These festivities were included in their ticket price of around 1,500 euros each to be in a balcony hotel suite overlooking nearly a third the track (which is actually a great view). They ambled into town when post race champagne festivities quickly ended to find Liam Gallagher from Oasis live in concert just in front of the Monaco Maserati dealership. As you can already surmise, this was not the day to sightsee in Monaco, but an 18 hour port stay allowed passengers to stay in town into the wee hours if they chose. All aboard for departure was not until 2:30 a.m.!

We enjoyed the Quest so much, we returned to take part in the “White Night" festivities around the pool that included a dinner menu of lobster tails, various meat, fish and vegetarian entrees, salads, cheeses, pastas, beautiful ice sculptures, wine and desserts as well as dancing to the Quest orchestra in the open air venue.

Earlier in the trip we enjoyed massages in the onboard spa. The Quest is equipped with a great workout facility with various complimentary classes throughout the day.

Packing, along with saying our goodbyes to several new friends finished off the evening.

After our last delicious breakfast on the ship it was time for disembarkation. It was a simple process with no wait on the Quest. I would highly recommend having transfers booked in and out of Nice. Relying on a taxi at the stand promises to be a wait unless you hit it just right. An Uber when cruise ships come in can be 2-3 times a normal rate because if the high demand. We can book private or shared cars to alleviate the hassle.

Sadly we're nearing the end of our journey and are off to the train station to take the TGV (high speed train) back to Paris before we fly home. Flying from Nice back to the U.S. is preferred if you don't care to spend time elsewhere. The timing of the train schedule and the almost six hour train ride costs an extra day away from home, so flying and booking early is the way to go. Nice is not far from Monaco, so prices increase and availability decreases the closer you book to race time.

We'll be posting more about Azamara cruises in the next couple of days. It's the perfect product for some, whether it be for a future year’s Grand Prix or perhaps a purely relaxing or culture filled vacation with their longer port stops. The experience on board was top notch.

Thanks to those who came along with us on Facebook!

Waking up with our stateroom facing Monaco, on race day provided much excitement. We, and many enthusiasts, anticipated this day. The first task was to flip on our television/information center and order our in-room breakfast. If you order enough, or in our case too much, you'll find two well-trained servers delivering your breakfast to your linen covered table on your balcony. Tres bon!

Without being onshore yet, the excitement builds. Luxury cruise ships line the water, and yachts sail by and anchor close to shore. Breakfast includes helicopters flying overhead delivering race goers to town from surrounding airports. The sounds of race car engines can be heard with the running of Porsche and other races prior to the big F1 race this afternoon. Tenders are bobbing on the sea, carrying excited passengers to shore. We will make our way to town.

St. Tropez is a small, vibrant town with a beautiful marina that was buzzing with activity when we arrived. We opted to sleep in and go into town around 1 p.m. We've never encountered more than 10 or so guests on a tender and Azamara runs two tenders between ship and port continually, so we've not had to wait. Thirteen hours in port again, allows us many options.

Every designer is represented in its own storefront. We moved past Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, and all the rest in favor of finding a little shop where sandals can be custom fitted and handmade. The famous shop has been hand making sandals for St. Tropez goers for nearly 100 years.

Many well behaved and fancily coiffed dogs walk nicely with their well coiffed owners around town. More gelato, beautiful tasty pastry and outdoor cafes line the streets and the waterfront . Today we opted for a taste of the famous Tarte Tropezienne, a sponge cake with a cream filling. We took it to go and had it at the Mosaic Cafe on the ship, a delightful coffee shop where you can have your choice of specialty coffees made to your liking. Small bites can accompany your coffee, served by cheerful staff in a lovely setting, compliments of Azamara.

A visit to St. Tropez might be incomplete without a trip to one of the gorgeous beaches frequented be the rich and famous. The beach is lovely and had many visitors on a perfect-weather afternoon.

It's a lovely group of friendly people on the ship. We've seen a couple of teens and one baby, several 30 somethings, but mostly 40s-70s as you’d expect. I have my 18 year old with me and she's having the time of her life! Most we've met are looking forward to race day in Monaco. More on that later.

A special dinner then into the onboard casino for a little blackjack rounded out our day.

Perfect day in Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Lovely shops, dining and architecture are abundant in these quaint towns. A quick ferry ride between the two towns with cobbled streets and twelve hours in port allowed us time to see both. Others enjoyed a visit to Cinque Terre. The coastline of Italty is breathtaking - rugged, mountainous and buildings centuries old built into the cliffs. Gelato, pastries and lunch made from fresh ingredients delighted the palate. Back to the port to be greeted be Azamara's crew serving iced water, lemonade and cold towels. A quick tender back to the Quest and we are ready for some fine dining and entertainment on board. Smaller ship cruising is a completely unique experience.

We boarded the Azamara Quest in Nice with a warm welcome and enjoyed a fabulous al fresco lunch overlooking the yachts and beautiful view from the ship. A bottle of wine, fruit and chocolate covered strawberries awaited us in our stateroom. We already love assistant waiter Russell and our stateroom attendant Giri, both ready to serve our every need. A trip to the spa for a tour, and then to the onboard library to choose a book to read over the next several days. Now it's time to relax on the cushioned loungechairs poolside. Heading to Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy tonight when we leave port at 11 PM.

[05/23/18]   Come along with us this weekend as we head to Nice, France to board Azamara Club Cruises. We'll visit Santa Margherita, Liguria, Italy, St. Tropez, and Monaco Monte-carlo.

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7-night Bermuda Cruise

Are you still looking for the perfect graduation surprise or summer vacation? It's not too late start off your summer with a great vacation. With four in a family mini-suite aboard the Norwegian Escape, you can enjoy dining and entertainment for just $1,400 per person AND you'll receive a complimentary beverage package for the parents and receive $200 credit for the family toward a shore excursion each day you're in port on the beautiful island of Bermuda. It's an easy same day drive to the departure port in New York. If you're thinking about another destination let us help you sort through the many choices. Give us a call at 703-887-9926.

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Val Kittson & Jane Munzell - The Waterway Travel Team at Connoisseur Travel

RSVP for Monday evening's MeetUp. We'd love to meet you and have you consider coming along on one our Women Wandering the World trips.🌏🚢✈

Have you considered travel to Machu Picchu or a Western U.S. Pioneer Adventure? Join us on May 14th to hear what G G Adventures and Trafalgar Travel have to offer on these two great trips. We'll also be providing updates on some great group pricing on our Spa Cruise with Celebrity Cruises sailing in February, 2019. Join this great group of Women Wandering the World as we embark on exploring wonderful destinations. If you have questions, just give Val or Jane a call at 866-595-3667

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The Travel Magazine Online - May/June 2018

Check out our May/June issue of The Travel Magazine Online for some inspiring travel ideas!

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Win a Montréal Vacation for Two!

New sweepstakes offer! Win a four-night, air inclusive vacation in Montreal from Tourisme Montreal and Air Canada.

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Join us for appetizers and happy hour drinks and two destination presentations!

Have you considered travel to Machu Picchu or a Western U.S. Pioneer Adventure? Join us on May 14th to hear what G G Adventures and Trafalgar Travel have to offer on these two great trips. We'll also be providing updates on some great group pricing on our Spa Cruise with Celebrity Cruises sailing in February, 2019. Join this great group of Women Wandering the World as we embark on exploring wonderful destinations. If you have questions, just give Val or Jane a call at 866-595-3667

meetup.com Mon, May 14, 2018, 6:30 PM: Appetizers included and drinks can be purchased at happy hour prices. Join us for trip updates, and two great presentaions from G-Adventures and Trafalgar who will be telli

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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West - Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion NP & more!

Calling all women interested in travel to a beautiful part of our country. Join our group "Women Wandering the World" on a Pioneer Adventure in September in the U.S. Enjoy the safety of traveling with a group of interesting women who seek to learn more about our world. For more information about this and other trips visit www.waterwaytravel.com/womenwanderingtheworld or call 866-595-3667 to speak with Val or Jane.

meetup.com Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 7:00 AM: Are you ready for a great United States travel adventure? So much to see on this trip - Grand Canyon, Moument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Scottsd

Oceania Cruises - thank you for an amazing lunch aboard the Marina.

[04/26/18]   Touring Oceania Cruises' beautiful ship Marina with Tina White.

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Ventures by Seabourn Alaska & British Columbia

Click below to see Alaska done the Seabourn way and call us to help you plan your Alaskan adventure!

Enjoy our new, beautiful Ventures by Seabourn video on Alaska & British Columbia. Experience all of the wonders of Alaska seen from a Ventures by Seabourn op...

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Join us. Two great speakers, mingling with members and dinner.

Last chance to sign up for tomorrow night's meeting in Sterling! Ladies, this is a chance meet other women who love to travel and learn about next winter's Spa Cruise and Christmas on the Rhine. Join us by signing up and don't forget to order your dinner for the event.

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Women Wandering the Wolrd

Ladies, you don't want to miss this next winter. Join us for a spa cruise with a great group of women and amazing pricing (limited number of cabins left at this price). Grab some girlfriends or meet other wonderful members of our group when you join us for a MeetUp.

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Join in a 2019 Celebrity Cruises' Spa Cruise to relax and get away!

Do you want to be a member of an amazing group of Women Wandering the World? This Spa Cruise mid-winter getaway with Celebrity Cruises next February to the Caribbean is an amazing value at $750 per person (double occupancy) in an Aqua Class cabin with a $300 per stateroom onboard credit and a beverage package included for a limited time and a limited number of cabins. Exclusive special gift and onboard get together also included. Join our MeetUp group and take advantage of our social and educational events, and one or more of our wonderful trips traveling with other interesting women. Friendship, adventure and camaraderie await! Visit www.waterwaytravel.com/womenwanderingtheworld

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