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TRAVEL

Travel

Join exclusive journeys hosted by Michael & Terri Klauber to the world's most resplendent food and wine destinations! Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning. We have traveled to South Africa, Italy, Spain, France and so many more great places!

  • Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Journeys will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Klaubers.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Klaubers have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

AUGUST 2022

Luxury Ocean Cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer

SOUTH AFRICA

JULY 2023

Join Terri & Michael Klauber and the GCCC for an 8-night safari experience in Africa

All-Inclusive Cruise Fares include

  • Business Class Air* on All Intercontinental Flights with Transfers Between Airport and Ship,
  • Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Unlimited WiFi
ABOARD THE REGENT EXPLORER

Standing upon the deck of a luxury cruise, the fresh sea air enlivens the spirit, beckoning guests ashore to unearth the hidden wonders that await in far-flung regions and favorite ports of call. Wake up each morning in a spacious suite to a new perspective from your private balcony. Enlighten your day with new insights from knowledgeable, onboard speakers and local guides as you tour, taste and savor the many marvelous destinations. Recall the day’s adventures with good friends and exquisite food at our specialty cruise restaurants, then dance or delight in the rhythm of the evening’s onboard entertainment before setting into your private oasis at sea.

August 20, 2022 – Athens, Greece

Piraeus is the gateway to the ancient city of Athens, known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” because of its immense impact on cultural and political achievements throughout the world. Due mainly to tourism and the 2004 Olympics, Greece has redeveloped many sites in Athens. A historian’s delight, Athens is home to such magnificent wonders as: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the atmospheric winding streets of the Plaka, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike, and the Archaeological Museum with the world’s finest collection of ancient artifacts.

August 21, 2022 Mykonos, Greece

Steeped in Greek mythological history, Mykonos was named after Apollo’s grandson, Mykons, and was the location of the grand battle between Zeus and the Gigantes. Today, this island is one of Greece’s most adored destinations due to its picture- postcard setting and growing nightlife. Mykonos is a superb example of Cycladic architecture, and by law even new buildings have to be built in the same style of whitewashed, organic, cube-like buildings. Be sure to plan a day trip to take in picturesque Little Venice, the unique Paraportiani church, and the archeological dig at Delos.

August 22, 2022 – Santorini, Greece

With dramatic views of classic whitewashed houses clinging perilously to the side of the caldera and stunning beaches of white and red sand or black pebbles, it’s no wonder this may be the most photographed scenery in the world. Visit Ancient Akrotiri, the archeological site of a town frozen in time by ash from an eruption 3,600 years ago. Also worth a day trip is the Volcano of Santorini Palea (old) Kameni and Nea (new) Kameni , two small islands of black lava positioned in the centre of the basin of Santorini.

August 23, 2022 – Crete, Greece
Visit the great Minoan ruins of the Palace of Knossos, famous as the home of the labyrinth where the Minotaur roamed, and the Archaeological Museum housing many superb artifacts from the complex. Explore the stunning mountain-fringed Lassithi plateau with its orchards, 7000 windmills and ancient villages. Take home fine reproduction Minoan pottery, a traditional Cretan knife, local embroidery, hand-woven rugs, gold and silver jewelry. Relax over a dish of hearty moussaka or delicious souvlaki in a taverna, washed down with local wine or beer.
August 24, 2022 – Bodrum, Turkey
Located in the southwestern corner of Anatolia, Bodrum is a seacoast town in which sleek yachts are anchored in twin bays beneath the walls of a medieval Crusaders’ castle. The town owes its fame to a man long dead (Mausolus) and his famous “Mausoleum,” one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum’s other claim to fame comes from Herodotus, the “Father of History,” and the first person to write a comprehensive world history of the West.
August 25, 2022 – Antalya, Turkey
Discover this delightful ancient town and its many treasures, from the superb artifacts in the museum to Ottoman mansions, Byzantine churches and mosques, Hadrian’s Gate, and the ancient Roman harbor now restored and alive with cafés and pleasure boats. Or head for the magnificent ruins of Perge and Aspendos and imagine the history of these cities, from Alexander to St. Paul, the Romans and Arabs. Stand in awe of the huge Roman theater and the crumbling aqueduct. Look for local handicrafts in the old town including carpets, copper ware, jewelry, leather goods and textiles. Try some kebabs, stuffed grape leaves called dolmas and a local dessert called beurrek, a cheese filled pastry. Enjoy a cup of Turkish coffee, a local beer or glass of wine with any of these for a delicious light meal or snack.
August 26, 2022 – Rhodes, Greece
Renowned as the site of the former Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Rhodes was home to the Knights of St. John from the 12th to 16th centuries. Their famous Palace of the Grand Masters remains a “must-see,” as are many of the inns occupied by the Crusaders and the replica of the old church. For a more in-depth look at the city, visitors can take in the Archeological where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the ancient stadium offer perfect photo opportunities.
August 27, 2022 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Europe’s classical metropolis, Ephesus, was one of the largest cities in all of the Roman Empire, boasting one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Explore the ruins of its massive Theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the magnificent Celsus Library.
August 28, 2022 Pergamum (Dikili), Turkey
Ancient history meets modern cable cars in Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most important archaeological destinations. Standing on a hilltop far above modern Pergamum, you’ll have spectacular views as you tour the Acropolis, a magnificent collection of monuments including an altar likely dedicated to Zeus and Athena and a hillside theater that once accommodated 10,000. After a day spent time traveling, stop in a local restaurant for kofte – spicy meatballs – and eggplant sautéed in olive oil. You might also head south to Izmir to shop for textiles, rugs and jewelry at Kemeralti Market, or stay closer to port and enjoy the golden beaches of Dikili.
August 29-30, 2022 – Istanbul, Turkey
Once serving as the capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, Istanbul today offers impressive architecture, historic sites, dining, shopping, nightlife and exotic atmosphere. Spend time in the Old City to explore renowned places, like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

Call Amanda Densmore at 941-951-1801 at extension 104 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today!  You may e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Includes:

  • Meet and greet upon arrival into Johannesburg (JNB) Airport for escort across to the Intercontinental
  • 1 night accommodation at the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo in a Deluxe Room on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Shuttle transfer from the Intercontinental to Lanseria Airport
  • Light aircraft flight from Lanseria Airport to Mashatu Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Mashatiu Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft from Mashatu Lodge to Londolozi Airstrip
  • 4 nights accommodations at Londolozi Founders Camp in a Superior Chalet on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft transfer from Londolozi Airstrip to Johannesburg

Exclusions:

  • International air
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
Johannesburg, South Africa

This 8-night safari-intensive itinerary begins in Johannesburg, South Africa with an overnight at the InterContinental Hotel. The following morning, we aim directly for the bush and our 3-night safari experience at Mashatu Game Reserve in south-eastern Botswana, where we will be introduced a new safari location and experience. 

Mashatiu Lodge

Our time at Mashatu Lodge will be followed by a 4-night Londolozi Founders Camp stay where we will reconnect with the Londolozi team we know & love.

Call Michael Distler or Ryan Hilton at Admiral Travel International on 941.951.1801 to place your deposit and reserve your space on this unique departure.

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