IMPORTANT: You have only until Friday, June 8th to secure one of these fantastic destination trip opportunities, provided by our Fundraising partner AmFund. Proceeds benefit The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter!

If you are interested in securing one of these trips, call 315-272-1529 or email Arcpr@thearcolc.org before Friday's deadline!!! See for yourself why this opportunity won't last long - scroll down from here.

Alaska – Call of the Wild: $5800 With its 10,000 year old glaciers, whales and polar bears, the sights and sounds of Alaska will thrill you! Our winning couple will jet to Seattle where you’ll begin your luxury cruise. The ship’s crew will pamper you and respond to your every need. Enjoy gourmet meals, exciting nightlife and try your luck at the casino! On deck, take time to relax and soak up scenery far more majestic than you ever imagined as you discover what life is like at the edge of our vast northern wilderness. You can enjoy sightseeing adventures and thrilling tours at every port including Ketchikan, Juneau, Victoria and Skagway, Alaska’s most beautiful seaside town. You might choose a guided fishing and wilderness trip, a breathtaking glacier tour, or simply the opportunity to soak up the beauty and grandeur of one of the most pristine places on earth. As America’s last frontier, exploring Alaska is an adventure you’ll treasure forever. This fabulous trip for two includes round trip air, your week-long cruise, comfortable outside cabin, all your gourmet dining on board, fabulous entertainment and exciting on-board activities, the attentive service of your ship’s professional staff and memories of an adventure as big as Alaska itself!

Bali: $7900 The two of you will enjoy perfect tranquility, soothing sunshine, and unparalleled bliss in Bali… followed by the scintillating excitement of Hong Kong!
Your 9-day exotic escape begins in Bali, where the two of you will experience ultimate relaxation at your 4-star beachfront resort. You can soak up the sun as balmy breezes caress you, and crystal-clear waves tickle your toes. Imagine celebrating sunsets with romantic candlelit dinners, then strolling the beach hand in hand as stars twinkle overhead and moonbeams dance on the sparkling waves. Then let the soft sound of the surf lull you to sleep as you dream of your pleasures in Paradise. One day your guide will show you Bali’s mystical temples, lush forests, natural waterfalls and carefully-cultivated hillsides. You might also enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving or wandering through shops and street markets to find treasures in silver and gold, beautiful embroidery and one-of-a-kind works of art. Would you like to ride through the lush rainforest on the back of an elephant? Our experienced travel specialists can arrange it for you!
After 6 relaxing days in Bali, our winning couple will be off to thrilling Hong Kong. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the shimmering city with its storied history and exotic locations. Your 4-star hotel is in the heart of the world’s ritziest shopping district where you’ll see eye-popping fashions, high-tech electronics not yet available in the US. And yes, if you have always wanted that perfect made-to-measure suit, gown or dress, it can be ready for you before you leave! Another day you can cruise Victoria Harbor or take the hydrofoil to try your luck at the world-famous casinos in Macau. This 9-day adventure to Bali and Hong Kong includes roundtrip airfare for two, deluxe hotel accommodations, guided tours of Bali and Hong Kong and so much more. Get ready for one of the most memorable trips of your lives… if you are the winning bidders!

Best of Classic Europe $8100 Your dream adventure in the three most treasured cities in Central Europe begins with your flight to the shimmering city of Budapest, the “Pearl of the Danube.” Your guide will take you to the Royal Palace, and you’ll enjoy panoramic views from a hillside fortress overlooking the Danube. You’ll visit historic Heroes’ Square and Parliament and find gorgeous crystal and other local treasures at the Great Market Hall with it labyrinth of unique specialty shops. Surrounded by hot springs, Budapest is one of the spa capitals of the world, making it perfect for relaxing following a day of sightseeing. After two glorious days and nights in Budapest, you’re off to elegant Vienna, the heart of the Austrian Empire. This city will captivate you with its classic architecture, trendy shops, chic cafes, and stately boulevards, all influenced by great composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. You’ll tour the famous Ringstrasse to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former summer “estate” of Austrian royalty. You’ll also enjoy a special visit to the Spanish Riding School, home of the famous Lipizzaner stallions who tour the world enchanting audiences with their amazing equine ballet. Be sure to stop at one the city’s famous “konditorei” bakeries for Sacher Torte and other sweet Austrian treats before you head to your next fabulous destination; Prague. The “City of a Hundred Spires” will enchant you with its fairy-tale vistas, quaint neighborhoods and fascinating treasures. Your guide will take you to the Royal Castle where Bohemian kings and queens lived in sheer opulence. You’ll visit Prague’s beautiful cathedral and enjoy magnificent views of the city including St. George’s Basilica. After your busy day, you’ll savor delicious Bohemian cuisine prepared especially for you from recipes handed down from generation to generation. This fabulous 8 day, 7 night trip to the glistening cities of Old World Europe includes roundtrip air, all your transfers, deluxe accommodations and exciting tours in Budapest, Vienna and Prague, plus 9 delicious meals and your visit to the Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School. This magnificent Best of Classic Europe Adventure will thrill you as you visit the gilded palaces and spectacular cities you’ve only dreamed about until now.

Tropical Costa Rica: $4900 Take a deep breath. Enjoy the sweet aroma of tropical flowers as balmy breezes soothe your soul. From the moment you arrive, Costa Rica will enchant you with its pristine beaches, exquisite vistas, dense green rainforests, mountain volcanoes, magnificent wildlife, and amazing wonders of nature found nowhere else in the world! Imagine the two of you lounging next to a glistening pool sipping tall cool cocktails, or relaxing on a sugar sand beach as warm waves from the Pacific Ocean gently sweep ashore.
Your week in Costa Rica can be as relaxed or as exciting as you wish. You’ll stay at a 4-star ocean resort where you can unwind at the spa and relax in sublime luxury. You might want to fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin and Wahoo that thrive in the calm waters offshore, or try snorkeling and diving or exploring the jungle canopy on a thrilling zip-line tour! This once-in-a-lifetime vacation is your chance to relax and explore this land of unmatched pleasure and beauty. Your incredible package for two includes 7 days, 6 nights deluxe accommodations, round trip airfare and memories of the most relaxing adventure of a lifetime!

10 Day Greece and Greek Islands Odyssey: $7200 For serene lifestyle, pristine beaches, sapphire blue ocean vistas, golden sunsets and glamorous nightlife, this 10 day Greece and Greek Island odyssey has it all! Pack your bags and get ready for the bucket list trip of your lives! Your adventure begins with your flight to Athens, then Santorini where you can relax in pure luxury. With its snow white architecture, multicolored cliffs and seaside villages, it’s no wonder this island paradise is one of the world’s most enchanting getaways. You can explore Santorini’s intriguing capital, volcanic and ancient archeological sites, and unique shops bursting with local art and crafts. At sunset, you can sip fine wine before enjoying the freshest seafood caught hours earlier by local fishermen. After 3 glorious days and nights, you’ll take the scenic ferry to the jet-set island of Mykonos known for its sophisticated lifestyle, trendy boutiques and world class restaurants and nightclubs. You can stretch out on golden sand beaches while the sparkling Agean Sea tickles your toes. Take time to unwind at harbor side tavernas sipping Ouzo and watching “the beautiful people” stroll by. After 3 days in Mykonos, you are off to Athens where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Plato and Alexander the Great as you visit the city’s ancient wonders. In the moonlight you can drink in the awesome beauty of the Acropolis lit up against the deep azure sky. This is the stuff of legends and dreams… a chance for the two of you to enjoy adventure and romance. This once-in-a-lifetime 10 day Greece and Greek Island odyssey includes roundtrip airfare, all your luxurious accommodations, a fascinating tour of Athens, your inter-island flight and ferry to the most sun-kissed islands in the world, breakfast daily and precious memories you will cherish forever!

Castles of Ireland: $5900 The two of you will live like royalty during your magnificent trip to green and glorious Ireland! Your adventure begins in regal splendor during two luxurious days and nights at Ballynahinch Castle, voted top property in all of Ireland by Conde Nast magazine. With the Twelve Bens Mountain Range as its backdrop, this 450 acre castle estate in Galway is perfect for hiking, bicycling, and fly-fishing too. Here you can explore local fishing villages, go pony trekking or try your hand at sporting clays. Then it’s off to County Clare for two memorable nights at the 5-Star Dromoland Castle, the ancestral home of Gaelic royalty. You can unwind at the spa, swim in the heated indoor pool, explore the castle’s gorgeous grounds and woodlands with their glistening views of the lake or visit Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful West Coast. Next, you’ll overnight at the fabulous Waterford Castle where you can explore one of the most beautiful villages in all of Ireland and see how famous Irish crystal is transformed from molten glass into works of art. You’ll enjoy your final two royal nights at the opulent Clontarf Castle, on a picturesque estate just ten minutes from Dublin. From here, you can explore the city and visit the Guinness Brewery where you’ll be invited to “lift a pint or two.” This 8 day, 7 night castle trip to Ireland for two is like no other experience in the world with round trip airfare, a hearty Irish breakfast each morning, and luxurious pampering at your 4 and 5 star castle accommodations as you live the life of Kings and Queens in green and gorgeous Ireland.

James Bond Secret Hideaways: $7400 Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Zurich is in a prime location for exploration of some of Switzerland’s most beautiful scenery. One day you can visit the iconic Piz Gloria, the “home” of James Bond’s arch enemy, SPECTRE super-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. From this unique vantage point in the heart of the Alps, you can see 40 glaciers and 200 summits including the world famous Eiger, Jungfrau and Mont Blanc. After three glorious days in Switzerland, where you can enjoy delicious dining and the world’s best chocolate, you are off by supertrain through the magnificent mountains to the meandering canals and cobblestone streets of Venice. This city will entrance you with its historic art, culture and romance. You can cap off your days of shopping, sightseeing and exploring the islands of the Venetian Lagoon with dinner at gourmet bistros and sip wine under the stars as orchestras serenade you. Perhaps you’d enjoy a Bellini cocktail at Ernest Hemmingway’s favorite bar before floating like a “Moonraker” on a midnight gondola ride before you retire to your canal front hotel. Next, you’ll fly to magical Monte Carlo on the glamorous sun-splashed southern coast of France. At the famous Casino Royale, you can order your Martini “shaken, not stirred” and try 007’s favorite game of Baccarat. You’ll have three perfectly lazy days to explore Monaco, the Grande Corniche, and rub elbows with zillionaires who arrive on their opulent 200-foot mega-yachts. This romantic adventure for two includes round trip air, all your 4-star accommodations at three favorite James Bond hideaways, your supertrain to Venice, your flight to Monte Carlo, along with great bragging rights and picture-perfect memories of your 009 days in Switzerland, Italy and France living the life only Secret Agent James Bond could imagine.

Cruising Poseidon’s Paradise: $7900 From Venice to the Greek Islands and everything in between, the two of you will enjoy sun-drenched pleasures on your fabulous cruise to romantic and idyllic ports along the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. You'll fly to Venice for two wonderful days exploring the spectacular city. You can hunt for jewelry, gold, cameos and silks in shops tucked away in the countless nooks and crannies along the city's meandering cobblestone streets. In the evening, sip wine or cappuccino under the stars in magnificent St. Mark's Square while orchestras serenade you. Then float in a gondola exploring moonlit canals as your gondolier croons soft Italian melodies especially for you. Next, you'll board your luxury cruise ship for your 7-night luxury cruise. You'll sail to such fabulous ports as Corfu in the gorgeous Greek Islands. With lush olive groves, sandy beaches and incredible hospitality, you'll experience a fascinating blend of classic Greek and Italian cultures. Your next port, Santorini, is a favorite playground of the rich and famous. Here, you can join the "beautiful people" sipping cocktails at cliffside cafes as the sun sets over picturesque views of the crystal-clear sea. Soft sea breezes will caress you as drink-in all the pleasures of this serene, yet vibrant island. Then, you’ll cruise to Athens, the center of ancient civilization where you can walk in the footsteps of Aristotle and Plato visiting the Acropolis and Parthenon. Your final port, Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in Europe. Overlooking the sparkling Adriatic, Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site and Croatia's "hip" destination for history, art, cuisine and culture. After a final day at sea, you'll disembark in Venice with another day and night to explore this intriguing city before jetting home. This thrilling 10-day, 9-night adventure includes your roundtrip airfare, luxurious accommodations in Venice, and your deluxe outside cabin on your exciting Italy, Greece and Croatia cruise, along with magical memories for the rest of your lives.

Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany $5900 This is your chance to immerse yourselves in a land revered for more than 2000 years as one of the most romantic and gorgeous places on earth! The two of you will explore the gilded city of Florence with its historic sites, panoramic views, and cobblestone pathways that promise new discoveries at every turn. You’ll enjoy VIP entrée and a guided tour at the Museum Accademia where you’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of “David.” Your deluxe accommodations are in a fully restored 17th century villa in the heart of a vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. You can sample delicious local wines and savor the farm fresh ingredients of acclaimed regional dishes. You’ll love exploring quaint towns like Siena and Pisa and finding the best shopping in all of Italy in San Gimignano as well as great bargains at the famous designer outlets for Gucci, Ferragamo, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. One glorious day, you’ll party with culinary masters who’ll teach you the art of fine Italian cooking in their authentic Tuscan kitchen. Every night, you can relax in the garden at your vineyard villa sipping their finest private reserves under the stars. Your trip includes round trip air for two, six nights deluxe accommodations, VIP entrée to the Museum Accademia in Florence, your cooking class where you will learn to be spectacular chefs, and so much more! This is your chance to see, feel and taste all that makes Tuscany irresistible... while you rekindle romance in one of the most idyllic places on earth!