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- EAST MEETS WEST -
"The Best of Easten-Europe"

2012.

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EWM Trip

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Job Description

In 2012 I was working for Grand Circle Travel, a Boston based travel agency as a Program Director for the EMW - "East Meets West", the "Best of Eastern-Europe" trip covering major capitals in Central Europe.

No matter where in the world you venture with Grand Circle, you'll be accompanied by one of our resident, expert Program Directors. All are fluent in English and possess the skills, certification, and experience necessary to ensure an enriching experience.

What's more, as residents of the regions you'll explore with them, our Program Directors provide the kind of firsthand knowledge and insight that make local history, culture, and wildlife come alive. Coupled with their unbridled enthusiasm, caring personalities, and ability to bring diverse groups of travelers together, GCT Program Directors ensure that your experience with Grand Circle is one you'll remember for a lifetime.

My Program Director duties include:

Organization and Program Management
Communication and Coordination
Managing large number of different staffs both from internal and external teams
Conducting the EMW program with additional Tour Guiding and Cultural Enhancements
Accomodation, Group Dynamics and Team Building
On-site Customer Care and taking care of individual needs and concerns
Emergency and Health-care procedures

   

Grand Circle Travel (GCT) is part of Grand Circle Cruise Lines (GCCL) - at the time:

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Since 1958, Grand Circle has been the leader in international discovery for mature American travelers. On our River Cruise Vacations and Land Vacations, you’ll enjoy unmatched discoveries, leisurely pacing, and more travel choices. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a generous array of included features — roundtrip international airfare, centrally located accommodations, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing and exclusive Discovery Series events, and the expert services of a resident Program Director — at unbeatable value.

So if you’re searching for affordable, enriching vacations where you can make memories to last a lifetime, choose Grand Circle as your partner in discovery.

For further information visit the » GCT Website (online) or visit the » GCT Facebook page (online).

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Since 1958, Grand Circle has been the leader in international discovery for mature American travelers. On our River Cruise Vacations and Land Vacations, you’ll enjoy unmatched discoveries, leisurely pacing, and more travel choices. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a generous array of included features — roundtrip international airfare, centrally located accommodations, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing and exclusive Discovery Series events, and the expert services of a resident Program Director — at unbeatable value. So if you’re searching for affordable, enriching vacations where you can make memories to last a lifetime, choose Grand Circle as your partner in discovery.

Traveling with Grand Circle is about more than sightseeing. It’s about immersing yourself in other cultures, sharing the warm camaraderie of like-minded American travelers, and feeling comfortable, safe, and well-cared for every step of the way. It’s not simply a destination you’ll find, but a profound awareness of the life-changing joy of cultural connections, and we’ve been creating those connections for more than 50 years.

For further information visit the » Grand Circle Travel Website (online).

 


Travel with the Leader in Worldwide Learning & Discovery

Bring your travel dreams to life: witness the breathtaking expanse of China from atop the Great Wall … visit centuries-old windmills in Holland, and meet those who call the iconic structures home … ride a donkey to the top of ancient isles in Santorini, Greece... Visions like these are everyday realities for Grand Circle travelers, thanks to the principles that ground every one of our vacations: value, choice, discovery, and careful pacing.

Our VALUE puts your travel dreams within reach

Grand Circle can help you realize your travel dreams for a lot less than you ever thought possible. That’s because each of our Small Ship CruiseTours, River Cruise's, and Land Vacations includes full-service accommodations, included tours, exclusive Discovery Series events, and so much more. And, because we work with our regional offices located throughout the world, we’ve been able to establish long-term relationships with many local vendors and hotels. Buying direct brings down our costs — and allows us to pass the savings on to you. And negotiating directly for hotel space also allows us to secure as many single room allotments as possible for our solo travelers. That way, we can also extend our great value to solo travelers, too! In fact, we offer the best value and benefits for solo travelers, guaranteed.

Multiple Choises

You’ll always have plenty of choices with Grand Circle. We offer you a breadth of awe-inspiring travel destinations — from Europe’s great, culture-laden capitals and the lush vineyards of French and German wine regions, to the scenic natural beauty of Chile's Lakes District and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also enjoy more optional trip extensions — such as excursions to Jerusalem, Israel or Prague, Czech Republic — enabling you to enhance your regional discovery and maximize the value of your already included airfare. You have plenty of choices within each vacation, too, enabling you to follow your own pace and tailor your experience to your own interests with our optional tours. And the free time we’ve woven into our itineraries gives you the opportunity for independent exploration. You can shop, linger at a sidewalk cafe, visit an art gallery or museum, or perhaps explore a cobbled street that caught your eye earlier in the day. You can do as much or as little as you want on Grand Circle vacation — the choice is yours.

DISCOVERIES that enrich and inspire

Wherever you travel with Grand Circle, you can always count on us to provide a rewarding, discovery-rich experience. With regional offices around the globe, we maintain a strong local presence in all the regions you’ll visit. Being a part of local communities means we offer the most illuminating cultural encounters and widest array of learning activities that reflect your destination. Participate in a discussion about life under communism in Eastern Europe. Try your hand at painting in Impressionism’s homeland. All these experiences, and others, have been designed to offer you a deeper understanding of the places you’ll visit — even as you have fun in the process. And because we know you’ll want to experience local life through the people who call your destination home, we’ve arranged for you to meet them where they live, work, and play. From Home-Hosted meals with local families and demonstrations by regional artisans, to touring a family-run winery or visiting a local school, we make sure you enjoy firsthand perspectives on everyday life, while forming connections you’ll never forget.

Well PACED — with an emphasis on comfort

Travel shouldn’t feel like a race from one site to the next. We know that you enjoy both visiting memorable locales and the chance to enjoy them at your own pace. We’ve planned itineraries that blend regional discovery with “down time,” during which you can explore as little or as much as you like — at your leisure. With well-located accommodations on land and conveniently situated docks for our small ships, you’ll be poised for discoveries of all kinds. While walking is our signature mode — allowing access to many of the most unmissable sites, we always balance any lengthy walking tours with plenty of time to refresh and rejuvenate. Plus, you can always rest assured that your safety and comfort are our top priority, with a resident Program Director along, and our local staff in a regional office nearby.

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EMW Trip


EMW "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe

When you travel to Eastern Europe, you’ll peer behind the former Iron Curtain to find a region and people who are an integral part of contemporary European life. This is a vibrant world with its own deeply ingrained character and a 2,000-year-old cultural heritage that bridges the gap between the East and West. And when you discover Eastern Europe with Grand Circle in 2012, you'll enjoy several new enhancements, including an extra night in Krakow, an added included dinner in Warsaw, and a scenic Danube River cruise in Budapest — in addition to a host of rare opportunities for you to meet the people where they live, work, and play. Dine in the home of a Polish family, meet with a Holocaust survivor, and learn about Hungary’s political past and present during a discussion with a university professor.

Count on the GCT local office in Bratislava, Slovakia to oversee every aspect of your trip. The Grand Circle associates here hail from a variety of European nations, and are responsible for managing our Land Vacations throughout this historic continent. Whether it’s personally selecting and training our team of more than 100 Program Directors; evaluating every element of your discovery-filled itineraries; or establishing long-term relationships with our hotels and vendors — they do everything they can to ensure you’ll enjoy the richest and most authentic experiences, at the best possible value. And because our staff lives in Europe, you’ll benefit from their intimate knowledge of local cultures and customs, and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that there’s a Grand Circle office nearby.

[Read more: The Best of Eastern Europe (2012) ]

EMW "East Meets West"

 

DETAILED ITINERARY - The Best of Eastern Europe (2012)

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EMW910 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (10.09.2012-26.09.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW910 Group

 


EMW822 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (22.08.2012-07.09.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW822 Group


EMW723 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (23.07.2012-11.08.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW723 Group


EMP610 & EMW613 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (10.06.2012-02.07.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW613 Group


EMP513 & EMW516 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (13.05.2012-04.06.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW516 Group


EMP415 & EMW418 - "East Meets West"

The Best of Easten-Europe (15.04.2012-04.05.2012)

Grand Circle Travel EMW418 Group


2012 GCT Program Director Group

EMW PD Assessment (03.03.2012-10.03.2012)

Grand Circle Travel - EMW Program Director Group 2012

 

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