Travel the world with your WTVP friends...

WTVP-public television has always been your window to the world. Now, WTVP Travels is your passport to experience it for yourself. These exciting trips have been exclusively designed for the WTVP audience and highlight the rich historical significance, breath-taking natural beauty and exotic cultures of the places you’ve visited through your favorite public television programs. Be more adventurous … Join us as WTVP Travels.
Chet Tomczyk
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Chet Tomczyk | (309) 657-3227

January 9th - 25th, 2020 - "The Best of Africa |Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa"

Visit Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park, Cape Town. Enjoy game drives, boat cruises and much more.
$8,995* per person based on double occupancy from Peoria.


Spectacular sightseeing is guaranteed...

...with visits to the majestic Victoria Falls, safaris, game drives and boat cruises in Kruger National Park and Chobe National Park where we’ll be on the look out for the “Big Five” -- lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard and rhinos. And then it’s on the Cape Town for the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve…a world heritage site, penguins, and great shopping. Space is limited and this exciting trip will fill quickly.

Victoria Falls, Zambia - Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
African Penguins on Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Peoria to O’Hare Airport
  • Round trip air transportation on United & South African Airlines from Chicago to South Africa.
  • Inter-Africa air transportation as stated in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodations as follows:
    • 1 night – Chicago near the airport
    • 1 night – Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2 nights – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    • 2 nights – Chobe , Botswana
    • 1 night – Hazyview, South Africa
    • 3 nights – Kapama near Kruger, South Africa
    • 4 nights – Cape Town, South Africa
  • Daily meals as listed on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing venues as described
  • Activities and game drives as listed on the itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person at airports and hotels.
  • Current airline taxes and fuel surcharges subject to change.
NOT INCLUDED: Optional Trip Protection Plan, visa fee for Zimbabwe (currently $55.00 per person, gratuities to guides, drivers and lodge staff, beverages when mentioned as optional.

IMPORTANT: Passports must be valid for 6 months past the end of the trip and must have at least 7 blank visa pages.
Elephant playing in water
Zebras in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Giraffe in Kruger national park, South Africa ; Specie Giraffa camelopardalis family of Giraffidae
Leopard resting on tree at sunset, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Group of Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) in the Chobe River in Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa.
Male greater kudus, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chet Tomczyk
For more Information:
Chet Tomczyk | (309) 657-3227

September 25 - October 6, 2019 - "Three Seas Cruise & Veneto Region in Italy"

Visit Italy, Greece, Croatia & Montenegro Cruise Adriatic, Aegean & Ionian Seas
$5,095* per person based on double occupancy from Peoria.

You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Sail with WTVP Travels on our fall adventure to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and the Greek Islands. We leave Peoria September 25 to begin the land portion of our trip with visits to Venice, Padua, Treviso and other picturesque Italian villages. Then we set sail for seven nights aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines “Norwegian Star”. Our ports of call include Kotor, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the enchanted Greek islands of Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Apostoli. While aboard ship all meals are included. But our special tour also features an ultimate beverage package and three specialty dinners.
Mykonos is famed as a cosmopolitan destination among the Greek islands and widely recognized as one of the great travel meccas. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean.

Enjoy a fascinating weeklong cruise from Venice, exploring the Greek Isles and also stopping at Montenegro and Croatia. Discover Kotor, a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. While in Santorini, visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. And enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of Mykonos, a delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors.
  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Peoria to O’Hare Airport
  • Round trip air transportation from Chicago to Venice on American Airlines non-stop flights
  • Three nights of First Class accommodations in Treviso, Italy with breakfast
  • *Seven nights onboard NCL Norwegian Star in an inside cabin with two lower beds
  • Welcome & one Farewell dinner in Italy with wine on land
  • Full day excursion in The Venetian countryside with an English speaking guide
  • Half a day guided tour of Venice with entrance to Doge's Palace
  • Half day guided tour of Padua
  • Prosecco tasting with a light lunch and Asiago Cheese tasting
  • All meals while onboard the cruise ship.
  • Ultimate Beverage package while onboard the cruise including alcoholic beverages, some exceptions apply (gratuity included)
  • Three specialty dinners while onboard the cruise (gratuity included)
  • All transfers between airport, hotel and cruise ship
  • All airline fuel surcharges subject to change
  • All government and port taxes for the cruise
Not included: Optional shore excursions while on the cruise, gratuity to cruise staff, guides and drivers, optional travel protection package and air tax subject to change of $ 123.00 per person.

* Outside Balcony cabins are available at $5,995.00 per person - Cabins allotment is limited and is booked on a first come first served basis.
Chet Tomczyk
For more Information:
Chet Tomczyk | (309) 657-3227
Otavalo’s Indian Market
The Bay of Kotor is the closest thing to a fjord the Mediterranean has – but it's really the remnants of the vast Bokelj River that once flowed down through the nearby mountains.
Cathedral of Quito
The iconic photo of a whitewashed church with a blue dome, set against an equally blue sea, comes from the small town of Oia on the Island of Santorini.
The Doge's Palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic, opening as a museum in 1923. Today, it is one of the 11 museums.
Map of Ecuador
Map of Cruise Ports of Call.

Past Trips

  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryThe Galapagos Islands & Ecuador - (January 13-25, 2019)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryMediterranean Splendor - (September 18- 29, 2018)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryMystic Peru - (January 15-26, 2018)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryIceland, the Hidden Treasure - (July 28 - August 6, 2017)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryThe Best of Costa Rica - (October 13th - 24th, 2016)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryKrakow & Cruise the Blue Danube - (February 15th - March 1st, 2016)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryLand Down Under Adventure - (February 15th - March 1st, 2016)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryThe Best of Scandinavian - (September 3rd - 15th, 2015)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryThe Best of South America & The Amazon - (January 21st - February 2nd, 2015)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryNormandy Beaches to Paris - (October 1st - 11th, 2014)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryCruise the Adriatic Sea - (May 7th - 20th, 2014)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryJourney to the Holy Land - (February 11th - 20th, 2014)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryA Masterful Holiday - England - (September 5th - 14th, 2013)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItinerarySouth African Adventure - (May 2nd - 14th, 2012)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryRhine River Cruise - (September 29th - October 10th, 2012)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryContrasting Italy - (September 25 – October 4, 2011)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryBeautiful Blue Danube - (May 9 – May 20, 2011)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryMediterranean Magic - (October 16 - October 29, 2010)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryRussia & The Rivers of the Czars - (June 29-July 10, 2010)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryJourney to Egypt and the Nile - (October 31 - November 12, 2009)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryThe Three Seas - (April 20-29, 2009)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryTour de France - (Sept. 30 - Oct. 11, 2008)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryCrown Jewels of Europe - (May 5-17, 2008)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryMajestic China & Yangtze River Cruise - (October 12-24, 2007)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryWonders of Greece - (May 3-12, 2007)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryAlps and Rhine Adventure - (September 24-October 7, 2006)
  • Trip PhotosTrip ItineraryBest of Italy - (May 2-14, 2006)