Winter 2013
Happy New Year Gaucho Alumni and Friends!
"If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere." - Loretta Young
It’s time to be enthusiastic about a lot of things as we enter 2013! One of those things to be enthusiastic about is an entire year of travel adventures ahead! I hope you join Gaucho Getaways for one of our 2013 departures!
Our entire 2013 schedule is available for your review on-line, but below are a few sneak peeks.
Happy New Year to you!
Suusan Goodale
Susan Goodale
Gaucho Getaways Director

The Great JourneyThe Great Journey Through Europe
August 27-September 6, 2013

Travel the Western heart of the continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River. Specially guided excursions feature four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne, Switzerland, ride aboard three legendary railways - the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Lucerne; and the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway-and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne.

Costa Rica's Natural HeritageCosta Rica's Natural Heritage
Tortuguero National Park Post Trip Extension
April 11-22, 2013

"I've had a marvelous opportunity to learn about the history, culture, flora, fauna and present day life in Costa Rica. This trip is a gem!" Sandy Doerschlag '59, Gaucho Getaways Traveler.

AfricaAfrica’s Wildlife
June 30 – July 13, 2013
Cape Town Post Tour Extension
July 12-16, 2013

This exciting African adventure explores some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Embark on safari to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Participate in a variety of game-viewing activities including open vehicle game drives, guided canoe trips, and sunset river cruises.

ChinaA China Romance: Dream Idyll of Southern Waters and Mountains
September 14-25, 2013
Various Pre and Post Trip Extensions Available

Book-ended by visits to Shanghai and Beijing, your journey focuses on the idyllic karst mountain regions of Guilin as well as the sublime West Lake in Hangzhou. Southern China has been known over the millennia for its exquisite landscapes of mountains and waters. A special treat is Longsheng, a hill region of rice-paddies under cultivation since the Yuan dynasty. Whether you have visited China before or this is your first trip, you’ll delight in the natural, historical and cultural wonders of this country.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Flavors of TuscanyFlavors of Tuscany
September 20-28, 2013
Florence Post-Trip Optional Extension
September 28-October 2, 2013

Discover the heart of Tuscany in this food and wine oriented journey — tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients — all while exploring Tuscany’s historical and cultural treasures, amazing history, art, and scenic beauty.
Canada and New EnglandCanada & New England Fall Foliage
September 24-October 6, 2013

There is no better time to embark on a voyage to picturesque ports in New England and Canada than at the peak of fall, when nature turns to vibrant hues of gold, amber, and crimson. Cruise from New York to Maine and on to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island before disembarking in Montreal.
Travel Insurance – Priceless for Peace of Mind
Travel insurance is highly recommended for your travels. Travel is expensive; protect your purchase and be prepared for the unexpected and ensure you insure your trip so you can enjoy peace of mind while exploring the world.