By Jennifer Reiser, CCE, IOM



Egypt Group Photo                                      Camel & Pyramids                                          Sunset on the Nile

The Billings Chamber of Commerce’s International Awareness and Cultural Discovery Series recently wrapped up its 9th year of travel with a trip to Egypt in October 2019. Our group of 51 travelers cruised the Nile, visited both big cities and small villages, and explored the pyramids, ancient temples, and many other archaeological sites. This trip was enhanced by the multi-modes of transportation. Plane, bus, river boat, sail boat, motor boat, horse-drawn carriages and even camels all heightened our experience. The Egyptian people were extremely friendly and welcoming and our tour directors and drivers worked hard to ensure a very safe, educational and enjoyable experience.

Continuing our annual opportunity to adventure abroad, we are pleased to announce our 2020 trip is a Rhine River Cruise, September 19 – 27, 2020. The iconic waterways of Europe are calling on this enchanting river cruise. Enjoy an exceptional voyage along the Rhine River, one of Europe’s most captivating waterways, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Basel, gateway to the Swiss Alps. Join us as we travel through four of Europe’s most picturesque countries – The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Explore their magnificent cities including Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, Basel and beyond where we will take in their diverse landscapes and impressive waterways aboard the Amadeus Silver III.


Cochem Town                                           Amsterdam                                                     The Amadeus Silver III in Frankfurt

The main tour program features include round trip air transportation from Billings, Montana, seven nights on board the deluxe M/S Amadeus Silver III, superb cuisine, with all meals included during the cruise, welcome reception, daily entertainment, and sightseeing tours of Amsterdam, North Holland, Cologne, Cochem (includes wine tasting), Rudesheim (including Music Museum), excursions to Heidelberg and the city of Strausborg. We will also have the assistance of an experienced cruise director and professional tour guides. The base price of this trip is $4,299 and includes free airfare if booked by February 28, 2020. The tour also offers an optional three day/two night extension to Zurich, Switzerland at an additional cost.

We hope you consider joining us for this European adventure. The opportunity is open to both Chamber and community members. Special accommodations and pricing are available for those wishing to join our group with a different departure city as well.

For more information contact Jennifer Reiser at or go to