The Polk County Medical Society is pleased to offer you group travel, an outstanding value through partnering with Go Next. The tours for the Spring and Fall trips are on the Go Next website link. If you desire a brochure for any of the tours offered please identify the Polk County Medical Society as the group you are traveling with.
Splendors Down Under
February 21 - March 11, 2014
Discover captivating ports, scenic panoramas and unique wildlife in the land down under while cruising aboard the elegant Oceania CruisesMarina, a vessel that offers exceptional service, accommodations and cuisine. Your voyage sets out from Sydney, home to one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, the Sydney Opera House. Then it’s on to see marvelous architecture in Melbourne and exquisite landscapes in Tasmania. Admire the majestic beauty of the Milford Sound fjord on your way to Dunedin, New Zealand’s southern gem. Take in a fascinating blend of Maori culture and French influence in Akaroa, stroll past Gothic buildings in Wellington and enjoy Napier’s picturesque countryside. Next, discover Tauranga and its lovely parks, before cruising to New Zealand’s multicultural city of Auckland, an ideal place to learn about Maori culture or enjoy the natural volcanic formations that make up the landscape. From Australia’s treasured east coast to the legendary beauty of New Zealand, this voyage reveals the splendors down under.
Springtime in Paris
April 4 - 11, 2014
In Paris, magic is an everyday affair. You can’t help but feel it, from the simplest indulgence of sipping café au lait in a sidewalk café to the nightly spectacle when the lights of Paris illuminate the evening sky. As capital to a nation once a monarchy, twice an empire, and five times a republic, monuments to Paris’s rich and intriguing history are everywhere.
See yourself in this City of Light, where a stunning palace once home to royalty is now home to royal art, where gargoyles stare down upon you from the lofty ledges of legendary Notre-Dame, and where the iconic Eiffel Tower dominates the horizon. Visit Montmartre—a haven for artists—stroll along the Champs-Elysées at dusk, and discover the mystery of the Phantom in the Palais Garnier opera house. Stand before breathtaking art in the Louvre Museum and watch the spectacular skyline of Paris unfold from the Eiffel Tower. Admire the sumptuous apartments of Versailles and walk down its magnificent Hall of Mirrors, head to Chartres and take in its stunning Gothic Cathedral, or go where Allied Forces landed on the shores of Normandy in 1944. A city of romance, elegance, light, and life, Paris is a city to visit time and time again.
This exciting itinerary offers an ideal collection of well-designed excursions that will enhance your vacation experience, many of which are included for an unbeatable value. Space is limited and sure to sell out quickly, so sign up now and take advantage of this incredible offer. Remember you can save $500 per couple by booking prior to October 18, 2013.
June 23 - July 1, 2014
Discover Western Europe’s intricate tapestry of colors, cultures and world-class architecture as you cruise along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, France and England. Depart Lisbon and sail to picturesque Oporto, where a historic riverfront square and charming medieval district of winding streets and tiled churches await. Continue to Spain and the city of La Coruña, home to the famed Tower of Hercules—Europe’s oldest working lighthouse, followed by the Basque port of Bilbao, a post-industrial city transformed by modernist architecture like the superbly designed Guggenheim Museum. Witness its marvelous collection of contemporary and modern art, then head north to Bordeaux, France, a lovely city punctuated by Gothic churches, broad avenues and 18th-century mansions. Spend a day sailing along French shores and into the English Channel, before arriving in England’s port of Southampton, where your journey concludes.
A voyage aboard Oceania Cruises Nautica is like no other, a unique experience that combines elegance with exceptional intimacy, where a crew of 400 caters to only 684
passengers. Whether dining on gourmet cuisine considered the finest at sea, absorbing an
interesting guest lecture, listening to a classical string quartet, or relaxing in your spacious,
well-appointed stateroom or suite, each day aboard Nautica is an enriching travel adventure.
With such an outstanding ship and popular itinerary, this cruise will fill up quickly. Space is
limited, so you are encouraged to sign up now for your preferred stateroom or suite. Also, the incredible offers of 2-for-1 cruise fares with free airfare and $1,000 savings per stateroom are only available until December 4, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience traveling with fellow members on this memorable European adventure.
August 13 - 21, 2014
Dear Doctors, Family and Friends,
From Denmark to Sweden, cruise the Baltic Sea and discover exquisite architecture,
storybook landscapes, and canal-laced cities in Germany, Estonia, Russia and Finland.
Depart Copenhagen for Germany’s delightful port of Warnemünde, and take in its Gothic
churches, charming market squares and seaside promenade or head inland to Berlin, a city
brimming with legendary landmarks like the poignant Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall.
Sail to the capital city of Helsinki, Finland’s international design mecca complemented by
verdant forests and parks. Spend almost two full days in St. Petersburg, where its imperial
spirit emanates from neo-classical architecture, gilded domes and the elaborate Catherine’s
Palace. Continue to Estonia and admire Tallinn, a beautifully preserved city that radiates
old-world charm with red-roofed homes, cobbled streets and spire-crowned churches, before concluding your journey in Stockholm.
Journey to these marvelous Baltic ports aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, a masterpiece
of sophistication and grace. Her amenities are astounding in their scope and bounty, the
cuisine some of the finest at sea and the staff’s impeccable service is unparalleled, a hallmark of the Oceania Cruises experience. From the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, to the enlightening Bon Appétit Culinary Center and distinctive dining venues, Marina delights and delivers.
Combining an exceptional itinerary with the ultimate deluxe ship, this cruise will fill up quickly. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up now for your ideal stateroom or suite. Also, the incredible offers of 2-for-1 cruise fares with free airfare and $1,000 savings per stateroom are only available until November 21, 2013. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these captivating Baltic cities along with fellow members.
September 23 - October 4, 2014
Dear Doctors, Family and Friends,
From world-class art and architecture to exotic landscapes and colorful cultures, explore revered cities along the Iberian Peninsula, French Riviera and Italy’s celebrated west coast. Depart Lisbon for Gibraltar, where a massive Jurassic limestone ridge defines its breathtaking landscape. Cruise to Morocco and stroll the narrow streets of Tangier’s Old Medina, then on to Málaga, the sun-soaked hometown of Pablo Picasso, featuring vibrant seafront promenades and beautifully restored buildings. Continue to Valencia, and explore the old district of Barrio del Carmen and the visually stunning City of Arts and Sciences. Regional spirit thrives in Barcelona, a lively seaport renowned for its surreal, modern architecture and well-preserved Gothic center. Sail to the historic port of Marseille, dotted with terracotta-roofed buildings and quaint markets, and Cannes, the glitzy resort famed for its palm-lined promenade studded with chic boutiques and hotels. Experience more Riviera glamour in Monte Carlo, renowned for its lavish casino, timeless Grimaldi Palace and a marina sprinkled with sleek yachts. Cruise to Livorno, your gateway to picturesque Tuscany and the legendary cities of Florence and Pisa, both brimming with Renaissance treasures, before concluding your voyage in Rome.
Journey to these captivating destinations aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, a masterpiece of sophistication and grace. Her amenities are astounding in their scope and bounty, the cuisine some of the finest at sea and the staff’s impeccable service is unparalleled, a hallmark of the Oceania Cruises experience. From the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, to the enlightening Bon Appétit Culinary Center and distinctive dining venues, Marina delights and delivers.
Combining a popular itinerary with an outstanding ship, this cruise will fill up quickly. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up now for your ideal stateroom or suite. Also, the incredible offers of 2-for-1 cruise fares with free airfare and $2,000 savings per stateroom are only available until March 12, 2014. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience traveling with fellow members on this exciting Western Mediterranean voyage.