(TRI-CITIES) January 28, 2024 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is offering a nine-day river cruise down the Danube in October 2024, following its successful trip to Portugal in November 2023. With its partner Indus Travels, the chamber's group travel tours offer participants an exceptional experience with significant savings.
"We are thrilled to offer our chamber members and community members excellent deals on small-group tours abroad," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber. "Portugal was absolutely breathtaking, and the upcoming river cruise through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary will be a trip of a lifetime."
Portugal, November 2023
With 20 chamber members and community members, the Portugal trip began in Lisbon, known for its extraordinary mix of architectural styles and famous landmarks. The group visited the Monastery of Jeronimos, a 16th century World Heritage Site, and then explored Belem, sampling traditional Pastel de Nata tarts.
Next they travelled to Obidos, a medieval walled city in the north, home to a breathtaking hilltop castle and narrow cobblestone streets. Known for its surfing, the group visited the fishing village of Nazare and visited the Monastery of Santa Maria in Batalha.
The trip continued to Coimbra, home to the magnificent Mondego River and the oldest university in Portugal. They explored Aveiro, dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its picturesque canals, and then travelled to Porto, a breathtaking coastal city situated on the Douro River and one of the top tourist attractions in Europe.
On the way back to Lisbon, the tour visited the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared in 1917.
"It was so nice meeting all of you! We had such a wonderful time and loved Portugal. I would go back there time and again," said trip-member Jodie Arceneaux.
"We had a great couple of guides," said chamber member Mary Michaels. "Overall I had a great time and made some acquaintances and friends."
Join the chamber's Danube River Cruise in October, 2024. Learn more >
For more information, contact:
Sandra Jette, Manager, Marketing and Member Experience
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce