Whether you dream of visiting the past or soaring into
the future, Costco Travel can
make your dream come true.
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SWISS TRAVEL SERVICE, COS TA RICA
Photo credit: Costco member Ed McLaughlin
Costco Travel presents unique
vacation experiences in 2008
SEADREAM YACHT CLUB
Exceptional DEPARTURE I S ncredible
By T. Foster Jones
WHERE DO YOU DREAM of going? Italy?
China? South Africa? The reaches of space?
What do you dream of doing? Walking
along the paths of the past? Rubbing shoulders with Europe’s fashion elite? Racing miles
above Earth with views stretching for miles in
In 2008, several such dream vacations will
be offered by Costco Travel.
Each vacation is designed to highlight the
best, the most interesting, the most stunning
must-see marvels of the world, to ensure an
ultimate travel experience.
If you have longed to walk along the
Great Wall or pass through the gates of China’s
Forbidden City, here’s your chance. A long-held desire to explore Cape Town and stay at
a South African wild-game reserve is within
reach. Now you can hike to the base of a Costa
Rican volcano, or be one of the few to experience the giddy sensation of weightlessness on
a specially equipped Virgin aircraft.
Those with their eyes on the latest trends
can indulge themselves in the ultra-chic world
of high-fashion shows in Italy or New York, or
enjoy the pampered bliss of being one of just
50 couples lounging on a yacht headed from
Spain to France, a private vessel that has been
reserved exclusively for them.
In truth, you could do almost any of these
on your own. With enough time, connections,
planning, research and foresight, and, of
course, money, it could be done.
The fact is, however, that pulling together
all the different elements of any of these
dream vacations, if you could even arrange it
yourself—locating and synchronizing accommodations, finding a trustworthy interpreter
or guide, working out inter-country travel,
overcoming the barriers of language, and
researching and arranging all of the side
trips—would be a mind-boggling, daunting
and often impossible effort.
Each Costco Travel vacation is designed so
that, from the moment you arrive in China,
Costa Rica, Italy, New York or South Africa,
blast off into space or embark on the SeaDream
yachting voyage, until the moment you head
home, you don’t have to worry about a thing;
all the legwork to make these your best travel
experiences has already been done.
“It was one of the greatest vacations I have
ever had,” says Ann Rudolph, a Costco member who shared the 2007 vacation in South
Africa with her father. “The trip was first-class
all the way, and the accommodations, activities and guides were fantastic throughout.
“The Sabi Sabi game reserve was my
favorite part,” she continues. “Each game
drive was a once-in-a-lifetime experience in
itself. Gazing on a pride of lions not more
than 10 feet away, having a leopard suddenly
cross our path, following a group of rhinos
for 15 minutes as they grazed happily—I cannot begin to describe the emotions I felt.
“The lodge was beautiful, the food was
wonderful and plentiful (I particularly enjoyed trying all the native dishes, like impala
and ostrich), and the bungalows were spacious and luxurious.
“The Costco price was definitely a big
savings. I know, because before we signed up
I spent time online and priced each segment
“Overall my dad and I had a father-daughter outing like no other.
“I do not think a vacation destination can
get any better.” C
Fully Escorted Vacations
From dazzling Cape Town to historic Soweto to the
magnificent bush land of Sabi Sabi, this is the
vacation of a lifetime—hosted by Pat Volchok!
9 Nights from $6,650*
Valid for travel 5/19 – 5/28/08.
From the Great Wall to the Forbidden City, from
Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors to spectacular Shanghai
and more, experience China’s ancient mysteries
and extraordinary culture—hosted by Pat Volchok!
10 Nights from $1,993 per person*
Valid for travel 4/18 – 4/28/08.
Visit the historic capital city of San Jose; Arenal, with
its magnificent active volcano; the lush rain forest
and beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio; and
the serene cloud forest of San Ramon.
8 Nights from $1,705 per person*
Valid for travel 5/3 – 5/11/08.
SeaDream Yachting Voyage
Sail with just 100 like-minded Costco members
on this private voyage. This one-time-only luxury
adventure sails from Malaga, Spain to Nice, France.
8 Nights from $3,849 per person*
Valid for travel 5/7 – 5/15/08.
For complete vacation details,
visit costco.com or call toll free
1-877-849-2730 (Kirkland Signature)
1-866-919-4335 (Dream Collection)
For Kirkland Signature™ China, Costa Rica
and South Africa vacations, call toll-free
1-877-849-2730. For Dream Collection Space,
Italy and New York Fashion Week vacations,
call toll-free 1-866-919-4335.
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy. South
Africa price includes airfare. China, Costa Rica prices are landonly. SeaDream price is cruise-only. For complete terms and
conditions, visit costco.com. Costco Travel is a registered seller
of travel and travel agency in the following states: Washington
(WST 602042600); Ohio (8789302); Florida (Fla. Seller of
Travel Reg. No. ST32555); and California (CST 2054248-50).
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by
the state of California. Nevada (Nevada Seller of Travel,
Registration No.2007-0060). 07TR1304B 9/07