International Group Tours

IARW-WFLO Post Safaris

Stragetic Board Meetings
17-21 October 2015
Cape Town, South Africa

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a luxury facility located on Chief's Island in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. This area is known as the "Predator Capital of Africa" and considered to have the finest game viewing in Botswana including the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo plus cheetah and the endangered African wild dog. Accommodations comprise secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. Safari excursions are by open air vehicle or mokoro (canoe). Note – Accommodations are limited here; if you’re coming please send your Reservation Form without delay; “first come, first serve.”

NECA International Study Mission Chile & Argentina

Oct. 31 - Nov. 11, 2015
Optional Extension: Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

This year’s Study Mission travels to Chile and Argentina with an optional extension to Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. NECA is expanding its international affiliations in South America. This Study Mission will be an excellent opportunity to assist with recruiting new members. Additionally, through meetings with local contractors and visits to active construction projects in each area, you will see first-hand how business is conducted.

Columbus Botanical Visits England's East Anglia Gardens

Norfolk ~ Essex ~ London
September 5-13, 2015

Located on the mid-east coast of England, Norfolk County is a contrasting countryside of coastline, rivers, forested heathland, nature reserves and geologically varied soils. The light sandy soils in the south west and ericaceous soil characteristic in the Norfolk Brecks support the gardens that we’ll experience. Norfolk’s Breckland landscape region is an unusual natural habitat comprised of gorse-covered sandy heath that lies mostly in the south of Norfolk, which is one of the driest places in England. The typical tree of the more forested Thetford area where we’ll be on Wednesday is the Scots Pine.

NYECA International Study Mission - Budapest, Vienna & Prague

International Study Mission
Featuring Budapest, Vienna, and Prague
August 28 - September 6, 2015

Dear Member:
We are pleased to announce our first NYECA “Members-only” International Study Mission will be to the beautiful and historic cities of Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

We will begin our exciting adventure in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. Sitting on the Danube, this city’s broad avenues and turn-of-the-century architecture have earned Budapest the name “Paris of Eastern Europe.” The waterway and the favorable geographical situation, where the plain meets the mountainous region, attracted the attention of the Romans as far back as the 1st century AD. On the right bank of the Danube lies hill-covered Buda, a part of the city with many historic relicts, museums and hundreds of villas with lovely gardens. In contrast, two-thirds of the city is Pest, on the left bank, a flat area accommodating all the official office and business buildings and larger industrial enterprises.

Columbus Botanical Garden Visits Ireland

featuring Renny Reynolds, Jack Staub & Robert O’Brien
Sept. 6-16, 2014

Our visits to Ireland’s very special gardens and Georgian mansions are being organized by Robert O’Byrne, Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society. Our adventure with Robert begins in Dublin and nearby Wicklow Mountains, where we’ll visit magnificent private homes and gardens. We can also look forward to lunches, cocktails or dinner with some of our hosts. From Dublin our garden and home visits continue as we head into Southeast Ireland to the Waterford/Blackwater Valley/Cork region. The tour then visits Killarney before concluding at Dromoland Castle. For the golfers, we’ll arrange to play some if Ireland’s famous courses.

NECA Africa 2014 International Study Mission

South Africa & Botswana
October 31 – November 10, 2014

This year’s Study Mission visits South Africa and Botswana. Botswana’s Okavango Delta, with it’s vast and diverse wildlife species, is the biggest island delta in the world. In the dry season vast numbers of wildlife flock to where the floodwaters infiltrate the Delta. We'll have the opportunity to meet with local contractors from the Sanctuary Group and visit expansion and renovation job sites as we work our way through Botswana.

ECAO Italy Post-Rome Tours 2014

Sept. 13-17: Florence • Bologna • Venice
Sept. 13-17: Pompeii • Sorrento • Amalfi Coast • Capri

Dear ECAO 2014 Italy Travelers,
We have organized post-Rome tours that enable you to see more of Italy’s famous cities and sites in a short time while ensuring the quality travel experiences ECAO members expect. The itineraries are compact but filled with touring and activities.

Cotswolds & London June 2014

The Columbus Garden Ladies
June 19 - 28, 2014

The Cotswolds, home of quintessential English villages and traditions, also provides an unmatched gardening environment; June is prime time. The rolling hills, steep escarpments and wooded coombs of the Cotswolds are blessed with a temperate climate and a tradition of prosperity that has allowed its inhabitants to build splendid manors and fine houses out of local honey-colored limestone. To complement these dwellings magnificent gardens were constructed, designed by famous figures such as Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.

NECA Switzerland 2013 International Study Mission

Bern - Lucerne - St. Mortiz
September 14-24, 2013
Optional Excursion: Villa d'Este

Dear NECA Members,
NECA sponsors International Study Missions to encourage the interchange of ideas, technologies, and best practices among contractors in the US and internationally. These organized annual trips bring US contractors into direct contact with the management and workforce of contracting firms in other countries. This year’s International Study Mission travels to Switzerland

Cotswolds Garden Tour 2013

Featuring Landscape Architest
Renny Reynolds
September 7-15, 2013

The Cotswolds, home of quintessential English villages and traditions,
also provides an unmatched gardening environment, and September is
prime time. The rolling hills, steep escarpments and wooded coombs of
the Cotswolds are blessed with a temperate climate and a tradition of
prosperity that has allowed its inhabitants to build splendid manors and
fine houses out of local honey-colored limestone. To complement these
dwellings magnificent gardens were constructed, designed by famous
figures such as Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.

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