October 25, 2017

It’s Not Too Late to Getaway for the Holidays

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Is this the year you want to take some time away with family or friends for the holidays? It’s not too late to plan a fun weekend with holiday cheer. Our latest Classy Ladies Getaways (& Couples Too!) package to Victoria BC could be just the trip for you.

Coming up December 7- December 11th, 2017, get a glimpse of Canadian Holiday Traditions with a very special, long-weekend trip to Victoria, one of British Columbia’s historical gems. A special Classy Ladies Getaways group is ready to take the train to Seattle, then onto the Victoria Clipper for a stay at the enchanting Chateau Victoria hotel. During your visit you will experience the magic of the holidays at the Butchart Gardens, with their holiday lights show. 

Check out this Video for a sneak peak into what awaits visitors at the Gardens during the holidays.

If you are looking for something extra special and unique to share with the kids or grandchildren, this is an opportunity everyone will enjoy. Giving the gift of travel is also an ideal holiday gift; through traveling together, memories are created, and deep family connections can be enjoyed. A trip to Victoria B.C. is great way to start the holidays and get into the spirit of the season. 

Our Classy Ladies Getaways (& Couples Too!) Package to Victoria Itinerary Details:

Dates: Thursday, December 7th through Monday, December 11th.

Train ride from Portland to Seattle
1-night at the Warwick Hotel in Seattle  
Victoria Clipper transport from Seattle to Victoria BC
2-night stay at the Chateau Victoria 
Transport and admission to Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Show
Breakfast at the Chateau Victoria Hotel- both days
Admission to Afternoon Tea the Fairmont Empress Hotel
Return transport on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle
1-night at Warwick Hotel in Seattle 
Depart on Monday December 11, 2017 on the Amtrak Train to Portland 

Pricing by age:
$ 750.00 pp/dbl..... 18+
$ 450.00 pp/dbl..... Youth 13 – 17
$ 315.00 pp/dbl.....  Child 4 - 12

As an added bonus, part of this holiday getaway includes time in Seattle, where you can have you pick of other exciting options to entertain. Visit the Pike’s Place Market and Harbor, enjoy local music at a club, and take in the varied Seattle culinary scene.
This amazing holiday package is only available to book into until November 2nd, 2017, and space is limited; be sure to contact Cindy Passannante right away, by phone- 503-658-5646 or email- cptrips@aol.com, to be sure you don’t miss out!

Be sure to  Visit our website for more travel ideas, including other incredible trips you can plan as a gift for that special someone. You’ll also find information about specialized travel planning, programs, as well as travel deals and the standard C.P. Trips Fee for Service details.

October 12, 2017

Neighborhood Travel Showcase- Agent Feature: Judy Arndt & Lisa Saunders

The first annual C.P. Trips Neighborhood Travel Showcase is happening today! This evening, from 6:30- 8:30, the agents of C.P. Trips will be on hand to help you plan your next dream vacation. Head over to Persimmon Country Club at 500Butler Rd., Gresham, OR for a fun and special night all about travel and community!

Not only is this a Free event, but you will enjoy some sweet treats, coffee &tea, and tasty wine tastings as well. And don’t forget another fun part of tonight’s gatherings includes exciting Free Raffle Prizes too- including a discount on your next vacation booked through C.P. Trips!

Not sure where you want to go or even when? Not to worry, at tonight’s Neighborhood Travel Showcase, we will have several C.P. Trips affiliated agents on hand to help you along the way towards your next getaway. We will even have specialized small group adventures ready for you to join. Whatever your passion for travel may be, chances are, we will have a trip just for you!

If you are looking to enjoy a great American journey, you will want to meet the spirit of Journeys by Judy herself, Judy Arndt. Judy has a special spotlight tour planned through Collette Tours, all around Washington D.C. Explore the Capital next Spring, for 5 days in May, 2018. Experience the history of our great nation in one place. Spotlight stops will include Mount Vernon, home to George Washington, the Smithsonian Institution, and Iconic Memorials honoring our fallen heroes, past and present. Intrigued? Want to know more? Come to the Neighborhood Showcase tonight and meet Judy, she can tell you all about it and get your space reserved!

Women, are you in need of a female-focused, spiritually empowering and relaxing retreat? You can have all of this when you join the Awaken Destiny Women's Vacation Retreat, organized and hosted by Lisa Saunders of Selah Retreats & Travel. Lisa has recently joined the C.P. Trips team of independent travel professionals, and she is ready to help you find some space, connect with yourself and other like-minded women with a very special retreat, coming up April 2018 in Carlsbad California

As Lisa puts it herself, “As women, it's not very often that we have opportunities to unplug and take time to tend to our heart and soul." The Awaken Destiny Women's Vacation Retreat is just that opportunity. And the ease of having everything offered as a complete package means no running around trying to book airfare and hotels. It's all taken care of. Just pack your bag and go! Where do you sign up? How about at tonight’s Neighborhood Travel Showcase? 

Come join the agents of C.P. Trips, travel partners, and other members of the local community this evening at the Persimmon Country Club- it’s sure to be a lot of fun and a great chance to get inspired to travel!

 Visit our website where you can not only meet all of our agents, but also find more information about specialized travel planning, programs, as well as travel deals and the standard C.P. Trips Fee for Service details.

October 10, 2017

Tip-Toe Through the Tulips of Europe

Are you ready to travel to Europe? Have you been thinking of taking a river cruise? Do you love gardening and the beauty of colorful tulips? Do you have a passion for quilting? If you answered yes to any, or all of these questions, we have the trip for you! Classy Ladies Getaways (& Couples Too!) is embarking on an all-inclusive Emerald Waterways Netherlands River Cruise, April 5, 2018. Join your host, C.P. Trips, Inc. President and Owner, Cindy Passannante for a very special and exciting river cruise surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Belgium and the Netherlands.

A limited number of cruise staterooms have been reserved on board the Emerald Sky river cruise ship. As a part of this unique Classy Ladies Getaways (& Couples Too!) adventure, you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the vibrant tulips of the Netherlands, which will be in spectacular bloom during the cruise. Get your own perspective with photos of these flowers, which were once worth more than gold itself. Quilting buffs will have the chance to design their own “Tulip Square” to incorporate into a quilt of their own. Painters will be inspired to put brush to canvas and paint the tulips of the Netherlands. You can also extend your European vacation with three days in Paris after your cruise.

River cruising itself is on the rise in Europe. This is quickly becoming a favored way to tour the old country in style. Like their large ship cousins, river cruises allow you to unpack once and enjoy several destinations on one vacation. Unlike the larger ships however, a river cruise can take you to smaller ports, deeper within the countries of Europe, allowing you the chance to really experience the essence of these locations.

Emerald Waterways is at the top when it comes to high-quality river cruising. This award-winning cruise line offers the finest in cruising, with all-inclusive amenities on and off-board the ships. When they say all-inclusive, they mean, all-inclusive. Not only are meals and drinks provided on the ship, but gratuities are covered as well. Don’t worry about transportation, transfer to and from the ship are also included as are on-shore excursions.  Emerald Waterways caters to an active lifestyle as well, with heated swimming pools, on-board bicycles, a walking track and so much more.

 Watch this video to discover more about cruising on an Emerald Waterways River Cruise. Then RSVP and attend the upcoming Neighborhood Travel Showcase with C.P. Trips on Thursday, October 12th at Persimmon Country Club in Gresham.  

Cindy and our personal Emerald Waterways contact, Randy Goodrich will be there to provide more details about this exciting trip for 2018. With a $500 deposit per couple, you can reserve your stateroom, space is limited though so you won’t want to delay.  Go to our website, www.cptrips.com to learn more about C.P. Trips, including our agents, service fees and the Neighborhood Travel Showcase, where you can RSVP to attend- space is limited for this very special night of travel insights, innovations and inspirations- We would love to see you there!