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WE LOVE OUR SINGLE TRAVELERS! We are proud to be the ONLY tour company in our region to offer Single Travelers the most affordable single rates! SINGLES CAN TRAVEL WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE SAME PRICE AS DOUBLES* OR JUST A LITTLE MORE ON LONGER TOURS!
Enjoy Single Travel on any DIRECTIONS Tour for: *up to 3 Days: SAME PRICE AS DOUBLE (no extra supplement) 4 to 6 Days: ONLY $150.00 supplement 7 to 10 Days: ONLY $275.00 supplement 11 to 14 Days: ONLY $375.00 supplement SINGLES CAN NOW TRAVEL LONGER FOR THE BEST RATES… PERIOD! WHY PAY MORE?! (These discounted Single Supplement Rates are on all Motorcoach Tours over 3 Days. Excludes Mackinac Island, International Tours, Some Flight and Train Tours)
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-Hans Christian Andersen “To Travel is to Live.” No truer words were ever spoken than in this quote by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen who is best remembered for his fairy tales such as Aesop’s Fables, was also a noted writer of plays, novels, poems and travelogues. Indeed, traveling is a great way to live, and along with staying active, both are very important components that lead to a healthy aging process. According to the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), in a news article Travel and Healthy Aging: The Journey and the Destination, GCOA states that while those who stay healthy as they age are able to sustain active lifestyles, including traveling into their 70, 80s and beyond, the reverse is also true – as one travels, one will be healthier. The data available connecting travel and health is quite powerful. If, however, we think in terms of health and the activities normally associated with travel, we can actually see the benefits first hand. While traveling is a great way to assuage stress, activities like walking on the beach, hiking through national parks, museum hopping or navigating in unfamiliar surroundings, can all have a positive impact on our health. Not only do these activities provide physical improvement, but also
mental exercise as you learn and interact with different people and different situations out of your comfort zone. Time to make your dreams come true and join us here at DIRECTIONS Tours and Let’s Travel!
All my best, Debbie
Debbie Wheeler and Tod DeHart DIRECTIONS Tours, LLC
TRAVELOGUETV Don’t just read about your tour vacation... now watch it! We are excited to offer our Customers this NEW option to learn more about every overnight Tour Vacation in this catalog ONLINE! Just go to our website...
Travel is proven to be one of the best ways to make your life healthier, happier, stronger and more fullfilled. Actual studies have proven that travel increases well-being, learning experiences, decreases stress levels, and creates memories of a lifetime. In addition, traveling builds stronger relationships, new friendships and connects people to new ideas and cultures. Vacation and relaxation go hand in hand. When leaving home (or work) and adventuring away from “the norm”, we leave our day to day lives and responsibilities far behind. This allows our bodies to reset our biological body clock and synchronizes it with the earth around us. Notably, studies, like the one Debbie points out in her article above, have shown decreased stress levels in people who travel. Reducing the amount of stress over just one week away on a trip, travelers registered lower levels of stress hormones in their saliva. It is common knowledge that travel brings people together and builds new and everlasting relationships. Whether you travel alone, with family, or with friends, a vacation get-away improves and forms relationships and friendships. In my 26 years of travel experience,
I have taken joy and pleasure in seeing so many new relationships form and grow while adventuring out. One of my greatest joys is introducing single travelers to new people, which ultimately become lifelong friendships. Because of this, I decided to create a more affordable pricing package for single travelers with DIRECTIONS Tours! When traveling as a single, one must pay more money in most cases (due to not spliting hotel costs with a traveling companion / spouse). This leads to higher single supplemental costs and deters many people from traveling alone. So... I went to work with our vendors and negotiated better rates for our single guests. Now, when traveling with DIRECTIONS Tours, single travelers will enjoy our great trips at the same rates of doubles or in some cases, just a little more. We are the only travel company in the region to offer this affordable option! As you thumb through the pages of our current Tour Catalog, find some of our most popular tour destinations this year. I hope you can join us on one of these exciting adventures.
Happy Trails, Tod
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CARDINALS SPRING TRAINING 2020
FEBRUARY 23 - 27, 2020 (5 Days) $ 1697.00 pp DBL Singles Just $357.00 addt’l
GO CRAZY FOLKS… after an amazing season in 2019 - we are ready to go “root for the home team” and another spectacular year of baseball in St. Louis! Our 19th Annual Trip! Tour Highlights include: • ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM ST. LOUIS • THREE EXCITING CARDINALS SPRING TRAINING GAMES AT ROGER DEAN STADIUM • DELUXE ALL SUITES HOTEL IN PALM BEACH THREE NIGHTS! • BEACH COMBING ON JUPITER BEACH • CITYPLACE @ PALM BEACH • BATTING PRACTICE AT ROGER DEAN STADIUM • INTERCOASTAL WATER DINING IN JUPITER (2 evenings included) • JUPITER INLET HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM TOUR 6 MEALS INCLUDED: 4 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS Night #1: Kissimmee, FL Nights #2-4: West Palm beach, FL TICKETS SELL OUT FAST - CALL EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
MARCH 2 - 6, 2020 (5 Days) $ 1997.00 pp DBL Singles Just $562.00 addtl
NEW IN 2020! This exclusive tour to the Island of Maui is a great way to unwind and relax! Tour Highlights include:
• ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT
THE PREMIER RESORT OF LAHAINA SITS ON A HALF-MILE OF MAUI’S FINEST STRETCH OF BEACH - KAANAPALI. WITH OVER 27 TROPICAL ACRES, THE RESORT’S HAWAIIAN AMBIENCE PROVIDES AMAZING AMENITIES FROM POOLS, BEACH LOUNGERS, FABULOUS RESTAURANTS AND SO MUCH MORE!
• OLD LAHAINA LUAU - VOTED #1 IN HAWAII
THE OLD LAHAINA LUAU TAKES PRIDE IN PRESENTING AN AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN TRADITION. YOUR EVENING BEGINS WITH A REAL FLOWER LEI GREETING. THE SETTING IS OUTDOORS OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND SUNSET. ENJOY ISLAND CRAFTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, SUCH AS THE UNEARTHING OF THE HAWAIIAN UNDERGROUND OVEN, POI POUNDING AND KAPA MAKING. TROPICAL COCKTAILS AND BEVERAGES ARE INCLUDED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. THE AMAZING BOUNTIFUL BUFFET FEATURES TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN FOODS AND MORE TO SATISFY EVERYONE’S PALATE. CULMINATING YOUR EVENING IS THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION OF LEGENDARY MUSIC AND HULA THAT WILL TAKE YOU ON A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF HAWAII.
• ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE TO/FROM ST. LOUIS INCLUDED • THE TROPICAL EXPRESS AT MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION TOUR • HALEAKALA VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK MAUI TOUR • OPTIONAL “ROAD TO HANA” AND WHALE WATCHING CRUISE AVAILABLE *4 MEALS INCLUDED: 1 LUNCH, 3 DINNERS Nights #1-4: Royal Lahaina Resort, lahaina, maui, hawaii LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE AND WE SUGGEST EARLY BOOKING TO SECURE RATES!
SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 16 - 19, 2020 (4 Days) $ 1799.00 pp DBL Singles Just $287.00 addt’l
Muir Woods, Monterey and Sausalito
Back by popular demand! Let your heart go in San Francisco and Central California onboard this scenic tour! Tour Highlights include: • ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM ST. LOUIS • SAN FRANCISCO TOURING - THE CITY BY THE BAY The “City by the Bay” is home to many world famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, Chinatown and Pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf. Our comprehensive sightseeing tour will feature all of these attractions and more! • TWO NIGHTS HOTEL STAY OVERLOOKING THE HARBOR OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY • BOAT CRUISE OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO SAUSALITO cruising under the famous and stunning Golden Gate Bridge (with optional on own cruise to Alcatraz)! While in Sausalito, we will enjoy browsing the unique shops and incredible views of the San Francisco skyline across the bay! • MUIR REDWOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT Our visit to this amazing natural redwoods park will include the NPS Visitor Center and tour. This exclusive tour is booked months in advance - but we have our group tour tickets now! • MONTEREY AND NORTHERN BIG SUR SIGHTSEEING • GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE VISITOR CENTER AND CROSSING • RIDE ON THE FUN AND HISTORIC POWELL-HYDE CABLE CAR AIR TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED TO/FROM CALIFORNIA *5 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS Nights #1-3: San Francisco, CA
Mystery MARCH 24 - 27 2020 (4 Days) Fly Away $ 899.00 pp DBL Singles Just 129.00 addtl
WELCOME ABOARD FRIENDS, YOU’VE BEEN CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF TO ???? JOIN US ON THIS NEW “SPRING FLING” FLY AWAY MYSTERY DESTINATION TOUR! OF COURSE... WE ARE HEADED SOMEWHERE WE HAVE NEVER TAKEN YOU BEFORE! • NON-STOP ROUND-TRIP SOUTHWEST AIR FROM ST. LOUIS • NEW DESTINATION • THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS! • THREE NIGHTS DELUXE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS • ALL ATTRACTIONS • LAUGHTER AND FUN! • GOOD FOOD! • AND SO MUCH MORE (of course)! *5 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE EARLY! OUR MYSTERY FLY AWAY TOURS HAVE BEEN SO POPULAR THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE WE WILL END UP AFTER THE FLIGHT!
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MARCH 30 - APRIL 2 , 2020 (4 Days) $ 857.00 pp DBL Singles Just $150.00 addtl! EXCLUSIVE Tour to Biltmore Estate and the Smoky Mountains! A great way to spend a few days with friends this Springtime! Tour Highlights include: • DOWNTON ABBEY - THE EXHIBITION AT BILTMORE ESTATE This immersive exhibition celebrates the global hit television series, offering never-before seen interactive elements that connect you to your favorite characters, as well as the fashions, locations, and historic events of the time period. Showcased at the amazing Biltmore Estate, pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family. Includes Estate Admission! ALSO ENJOY THE BILTMORE ESTATE GARDENS IN BLOOM AND WINERY • SPRINGTIME IN THE SMOKIES Enjoy the Spring beauty of Pigeon Forge including the Old Mill Square and Village • THE NEW PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER AND SHOW This new state-of-the-art theater, developed by Dolly Parton, will take us on an amazing journey with Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead us in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! *5 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS Nights #1-3: Knoxville, TN Limited engagement - Don’t Miss Out - Reserve Early
APRIL 14 - 17, 2020 (4 Days) $ 821.00 pp DBL Singles Just $150.00 addtl
SPRINGTIME MYSTERY By Coach
Tour Highlights include: Back by Popular Demand... another Fun Motorcoach Mystery Tour Where oh where will we go? Tour highlights include: • GREAT DESTINATION & ATTRACTIONS! • COMPANY OF FRIENDS! • THE BEAUTY OF SPRING! • LAUGHTER AND FUN! • DELICIOUS FOOD! • AND SO MUCH MORE (of course!) *6 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFAST, 3 DINNERS Please reserve early to ensure your space is secured!
M iles of Smiles!
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SPRINGTIME IN BRANSON
APRIL 20-22, 2020 (3 Days) $ 699.00 pp DBL SINGLES SAME PRICE!
&CHATEAU ON THE LAKE
Tour Highlights include: • TWO NIGHTS AT THE FIRST CLASS CHATEAU ON THE LAKE
Set on the shore of Table Rock Lake, this lavish resort is Branson’s only Four Star/Four Diamond Hotel!
~THREE AMAZING SPRING SHOWS~ • LEGENDS IN CONCERT SHOW
This “legendary” Branson Show stars a talented cast members portray an array of the most legendary musicians with authentic voice impersonators and an amazing live band. Songs from artists such as The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and many other legends of yesterday and today!
• NEW JERSEY NIGHTS
The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Join this nostalgic trip down memory lane to celebrate the hit songs of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This show delivers first class musical arrangements, perfect harmonies, custom sets, and a full cast of dancers. Sing along to the greatest hits including “Sherry,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “ Big Girls don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Oh, What A Night”, and many more!
• MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SHOW
The Magnificent 7 Variety Show gives you seven dazzling decades of your favorite music! This exciting show features seven talented performers who manage 200 costume changes to deliver an astonishing 75 numbers that span the decades. You’ll hear hits from the 40’s to the first ten years of the new century, all while enjoying non-stop singing, dancing, comedy and more!
• DOGWOOD CANYON OF THE OZARKS
Step aboard comfortable, open-air trams and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on our guided Wildlife Tram Tour. You will wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, crossing creeks beds by way of beautiful-crafted stone bridges, and through spring-fed waters. After a brief stop to feed the rainbow trout, the tour continues into Arkansas where herds of bison, elk, whitetail deer and longhorn cattle roam the upper reaches of the Canyon!
• SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS INSPIRATION TOWER - AWESOME VIEWS OF THE OZARKS • FULL BREAKFASTS / SIT-DOWN DINNERS (INCLUDING PAULA DEEN’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN) *4 MEALS: 2 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2020 (7 Days) $ 1499.00 pp DBL Singles Just 275.00 addtl
FARMS FIELDS & FLOWERS
New in 2020! Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Dutch Country is inhabited by the the largest Dutch and Amish communities in the Nation. There is so much to see and do! Tour Highlights include: • THE UNIQUE VILLAGES OF PA DUTCH COUNTRY - INCLUDING LANCASTER • AMERICA’S LARGEST AMISH AND MENNONITE SETTLEMENTS • AMISH HOME AND FARM - AN AUTHENTIC AMISH EXPERIENCE! • HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA CHOCOLATE WORLD TOUR AND VISITORS CENTER • DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATER - BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF “GUYS AND DOLLS” • TURKEY HILL DAIRY FARM AND EXPERIENCE • STRASBURG DUTCH COUNTRY RAILROAD EXCURSION • SHADY MAPLE DUTCH SMORGASBORD AND SHOPS • PENNSYLVANIA CAPITOL TOUR AND MUSEUM • 9/11 FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND CENTER *6 (ALL) MEALS INCLUDED: 2 BREAKFASTS, 2 LUNCHES, 2 DINNERS Night #1: Columbus, OH Nights #2-4: Lancaster, PA Night #5: Carlisle, PA Night #6: Columbus, OH
ITALY AND SWISS APRIL 22 - MAY 3, 2020 (12 Days) $ 5587.00 pp DBL Singles Just $685.00 addt’l WE HAVE JUST A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE ON THIS FABULOUS TOUR OF ITALY AND SWITZERLAND ALPS! SEE THE FULL ITINERARY ON OUR WEBSITE OR GIVE US A CALL!
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MAY 11 - 17, 2020 (7 Days) $ 1599.00 pp DBL Singles Just $285.00 addtl
ENCORE FOR 2020! Join us as we get our “Kick’s on Route 66” - from St. Louie to Santa Monica. Trace “The Mother Road” across America the Beautiful with us! Tour Highlights include: ANNUAL COACHING ACROSS THE MOTHER ROAD OF AMERICA Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, desperados, and dreamers. We will head west tracing much of the old road’s infamous attractions, scenes and nostalgia - kick back and see the sights and make new memories on Route 66 with us! • RETRO AND ICONIC ESTABLISHMENTS FROM MOTELS TO DINERS AND UNIQUE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WITH STOPS AND SIGHTSEEING (OR EATS) INCLUDING... • MISSOURI: CIRCLE INN MALT SHOP, MUNGER MOSS MOTEL, MISSOURI ROUTE 66 MUSEUM • KANSAS: GALENA AND BAXTER SPRINGS MAIN STREETS AND ATTRACTIONS • OKLAHOMA: THE BLUE WHALE, 66’S ROCK CAFE, THE WORLD’S LARGEST TOTEM POLE • TEXAS: SHAMROCK MAIN STREET AND FAMOUS CONOCO (featured in Disney’s “Cars” Movie), AMARILLO MAIN STREET AND CADILLAC RANCH, THE MIDPOINT CAFE • NEW MEXICO: LAGUNA PUEBLO & SAN JOSE MISSION CHURCH, TUCUMCARI MAIN STREET & MUSEUM, TRADING POSTS, THE BLUE SWALLOW MOTEL, ALBUQUERQUE 66 • ARIZONA: PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER, “STANDING ON THE CORNER IN WINSLOW”, WIGWAM MOTEL, TWIN ARROWS TRADING POST, HOLBROOK AND WILLIAMS MAIN STREETS, GRAND CANYON CAVERNS GROTTO • CALIFORNIA: ROYS MOTEL AND CAFE, WIGWAM VILLAGE, AND SANTA MONICA PIER (END OF ROUTE 66 SIGN AND PACIFIC OCEAN) • INCREDIBLE DRIVING SCENERY THROUGHOUT WITH ADVENTURE, HISTORY, LAUGHS, FRIENDS AND LOTS OF “AWESTRUCK” MOMENTS ALONG THE WAY! *9 MEALS: 6 BREAKFASTS, 3 DINNERS - ONE WAY MOTORCOACH TO LOS ANGELES AND FLIGHT HOME TO ST. LOUIS INCLUDED Night #1: Oklahoma City, OK Night #2: Tucumcari, NM Nights #3: Gallup, NM Nights #4-5: Kingman/Williams, AZ Night #6: Barstow, CA DIRECTIONS TOURS is a proud Member of the Route 66 Association of Missouri for 10 years!
California Coast MAY 18 - 23, 2020 (6 Days) $ 2199.00 pp DBL Singles just $315.00 addtl
Surfliner and Big Sur
The Central Pacific Coast of California, is one of the world’s most stunningly beautiful and serene places in the country with pristine beaches, rustic valleys and vistas. Tour Highlights include: • ROUND TRIP AIR FROM ST. LOUIS (Fly into Los Angeles / Fly out of Oakland) • THE AWARD WINNING AND DELUXE SURFLINER TRAIN The only train route along Central California’s coastline. Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Coast through Simi Valley from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara. After three nights and touring, we’re back onboard to Big Sur following the most remote portion of California’s central coastline! • PRIVATE SANTA BARBARA WINERY TOUR • SANTA BARBARA BEACH AND HISTORIC PIER • TROLLEY TOUR OF SANTA BARBARA - “The American Riviera” • SOLVANG DANISH VILLAGE AND YNEZ VALLEY North America’s largest and authentic Danish Village in California’s Santa Ynez Valley • AVILA BEACH - WHALE WATCHING AND FISHING PIER • MORRO BAY, SOUTH BIG SUR COAST AND HEARST CASTLE The world famous American Castle and Estate overlooking Big Sur is a special delight. Enjoy the gorgeous estate, pools and “Grand Rooms Tour”. *8 MEALS: 5 BREAKFASTS, 3 DINNERS Nights #1-3: Santa Barbara, CA Night #4: San Luis Obispo, CA Night #5: Salinas, CA
LAKE TAHOE • RENO MAY 24 - 29, 2020 (6 Days) $ 2497.00 pp DBL SINGLES SAME PRICE!
& Northern Nevada
Adventure and explore beautiful LAKE TAHOE, RENO & NORTHERN NEVADA on this new tour vacation! Tour Highlights include: • ROUND TRIP AIR FROM ST. LOUIS (Fly into Sacramento / Fly out of Salt Lake City) • LAKE TAHOE AND SOUTH TAHOE LODGE Resting on the California-Nevada border is the incredible and extraordinary sheer beauty of Lake Tahoe. The granite cliff sides and towering mountaintops, as well as the emerald crystal-clear waters have earned Lake Tahoe the reputation of being one of the most beautiful lakes in the country! Inspired by classic Alpine lodges of a bygone era, our modern mountain lodge offers an escape and relaxation in deluxe tranquil accommodations. • LAKE TAHOE M.S. DIXIE PADDLEWHEELER DINNER & SIGHTSEEING CRUISE • SQUAW VALLEY OLYMPIC VILLAGE • LAKE TAHOE AERIAL TRAMWAY - STUNNING VIEWS FOR MILES! • TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST AND VISTOR CENTER • CAMP RICHARDSON CORRAL (HORSE DRAWN WAGON TOUR) • HISTORIC GENOA, NV MINING TOWN (ON THE PONY EXPRESS TRAIL) • VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE CARSON CITY RAILROAD EXCURSION • LUXURY CASINO RESORT ACCOMMODATIONS IN RENO • SCENIC SIGHTS OF NORTHERN NEVADA Leaving Reno and heading east along the slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and into the boundary of the Great Basin high desert toward the Great Salt Lake in Utah. • NEVADA’S THUNDER MOUNTAIN MONUMENT • GREAT SALT LAKE STATE PARK VISITORS CENTER *8 MEALS: 3 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 4 DINNERS Nights #1: Cisco, CA Nights #2-3: Lake Tahoe, CA Night #4: Reno, NV Night #5: Elko, NV
MAY 31 - JUNE 5, 2020 (6 Days) $ 1907.00 pp DBL Singles just $337.00 addtl This soulful exploration of the Western Frontier lands is filled with natural scenic landscapes, history and amazing opportunities of a lifetime! • ROUND TRIP AIR FROM ST. LOUIS (Fly into Salt Lake City / Fly out of Denver or Coach back to STL) • ROCKIN’ R RANCH - UTAH’S PREMIER WESTERN COWBOY EXPERIENCE Enjoy two nights at Utah’s old-west working dude ranch where cowboys roundup cattle, harvest crops, and know how to have fun when the work is done. Here you will experience one of the last remaining strongholds of the American West! The atmosphere at the Rockin’ R Dude Ranch is sure to fill your soul. In addition to amazing views, accommodations and meals, we will enjoy activities from entertainment, line dancing, wagon ride, learning about cattle drives, hiking, and more! • CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK, UTAH Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges - truly breathtaking! • GREAT ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGE CROSSING (UTAH INTO COLORADO) • MUSEUM OF THE WEST, GRAND JUNCTION, CO • GLENWOOD SPRINGS WORLD FAMOUS HOT SPRINGS Relax at the Hot Springs or take a dip and rejuvenate in the famous pristine mineral hot springs pools/spa. A favorite from frontier days to modern times! • HISTORIC IDAHO SPRINGS WESTERN GOLD RUSH TOWN *11 MEALS: 5 BREAKFASTS, 2 LUNCHES, 4 DINNERS Nights #1: Salt Lake City, UT Nights #2-3: Rockin’ R Ranch, UT Night #4: Grand junction, CO Night #5: Glenwood Springs, CO 9 ∙ DIRECTIONS TOURS CATALOG
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YELLOWSTONE & THE TETONS MAY 29 - JUNE 4, 2020 (7 Days)
$ 2197.00 pp DBL
Tour Highlights include:
Singles Just $489.00 addtl
YELLOWSTONE N.P ~ TETONS N.P ~ IDAHO FALLS, ID
• ROUND TRIP AIR FROM ST. LOUIS (Fly into Salt Lake City / Fly out of Denver) • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK TOUR
The oldest, one of the largest, and the best-known national park in the nation is located in Wyoming, Idaho and partly in southern Montana. The park includes the greatest concentration of hydrothermal features in the world. On this tour, we will not just do a portion of this amazing park - we will take the circle tour to include many popular areas. North to Canyon Village to experience the famous “Yellowstone Grand Canyon and Falls”. West to the largest geyser basins including the famous Old Faithful Geyser and Kepler Cascades. East to Yellowstone Lake, Grant Village and West Thumb. Then south to Lewis Lake Falls and River Canyon. This comprehensive tour makes stops throughout this amazing park for time to enjoy the natural beauty and features, visitors centers, attractions and time to reflect. TWO Nights in West Yellowstone, MT at 320 Guest Ranch!
• GRAND TETONS NATIONAL PARK TOUR
Connected to the south of Yellowstone, there are few landscapes in the world as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park. Rising straight up into the sky with no foothills, The Teton range is breathtaking.
• JACKSON HOLE COWBOY RANCH CHUCKWAGON DINNER AND SHOW • TETON’S GLACIER LAKE BOAT CRUISE *10 MEALS: 6 BREAKFASTS, 4 DINNERS Night #1: Ogden, UT Nights #2-3: 320 Guest Ranch, West Yellowstone, MT Nights #4-5: Jackson, WY Night #6: Laramie, WY
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ROU N D TRI P CRU ISE TOU R FROM SEATTLE DIRECTIONS Tours has been taking travelers to Alaska for over 17 years, and Holland America Line is celebrating over 70 Years of service in Alaska! We know Alaska and we hope you will join us in 2020 to experience “America’s Last Frontier”.
J U N E 5 - 13, 2020 (9 Days) O n ly $2572 .00 PP DBL i n s i d e cab i n H o llan d A m e ri ca L i n e - M .S. E u ro dam
Tour Highlights include: • ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS TO/FROM SEATTLE • EVENING ARRIVAL IN SEATTLE FOR OVERNIGHT (HOTEL INCLUDED) • DAY #2 TRANSFER TO SEATTLE PIKE PLACE MARKET FOR FREE-TIME BEFORE BOARDING HOLLAND AMERICA’S LUXURIOUS M.S. EURODAM SHIP PORTS OF CALL: SITKA, JUNEAU, KETCHIKAN, GLACIER BAY CRUISING VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ONE DAY AT SEA! INLCUDES ALL MEALS ONBOARD SHIP, TOUR DIRECTOR GRATUITIES, AIR FLIGHTS, AIRPORT/CRUISE PORT TRANSFERS IN SEATTLE, AND SEATTLE HOTEL (1 NIGHT) IF YOU HAVE EVER WANTED TO EXPERIENCE ALASKA FOR AN INCREDIBLE PRICE, WITHOUT TRAVELING TO A FOREIGN ENTRY PORT - THIS IS YOUR CRUISE!
OUTSIDE AND VERANDAH CABINS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE JUST CALL US FOR RATES THESE GREAT GUARANTEED INSIDE RATES ARE FOR EARLY BOOKING - SO CALL TODAY!
GOING WITH DIRECTIONS TOURS YOU ARE NEVER ALONE RELAX... WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING! *A valid Passport is now required for this tour
CHICAGO MYSTERY TRAIN JUNE 15 - 17, 2020 (3 Days) $ 637.00 pp DBL SINGLES SAME PRICE! ALL ABOARD for a fun and exciting train/coach MYSTERY Tour Adventure to Chicago! Tour Highlights include: • ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO LINCOLN EXPRESS TRAIN We will depart from St. Louis’ Gateway Station on the Lincoln service - now using the new Siemens Charger engines traveling at speeds up to 100 MPH in some areas of our trip north to the Windy City! • IT’S A MYSTERY! Of course we cannot tell you anything more than that! Get onboard for all the sights, sounds, friendships and fun! • MOTORCOACH BACK TO ST. LOUIS *4 MEALS INCLUDED: 2 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS
Niagara Falls and JUNE 22 - 28, 2020 (7 Days) $ 1837.00 pp DBL Singles Just $470.00 addtl
Join us on this exclusive tour to beautiful Toronto and Niagara Falls - two of Canada’s most visited and popular destinations! Tour Highlights include: • EXPLORING NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA Separating New York State from the province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is really three waterfalls with more than 3,000 tons of water thundering along the Niagara River every second! The power and beauty of this spectacle is a must-see in life! • ‘NIAGARA ON THE LAKE’ COLONIAL VILLAGE • DINNER AT TABLE ROCK RESTAURANT OVERLOOKING THE FALLS • UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HERITAGE TOUR INTO CANADA FROM THE USA The crossing at Niagara was one of the most prolific for freedom seekers and abolitionists. • NIAGARA FLORAL CLOCK AND GARDENS • 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS ACROSS FROM NIAGARA FALLS OVERLOOK • EXPLORING TORONTO - CANADA’S “MEGA CITY” Toronto, a dynamic metropolis with soaring skyscrapers, is the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet with over 140 languages spoken. Toronto is also the largest city in the country and features some of the provinces most visited sights and sounds! • GUIDED TOUR OF TORONTO AND ITS CULTURAL NEIGHBORHOODS including Downtown and Lakefront, Chinatown, Greektown and the Theatre District • CN (CANADIAN NATIONAL) TOWER OBSERVATION DECK • HISTORIC CASTLE (CASA) LOMA TOUR IN TORONTO • LAKE ONTARIO ISLANDS AND TORONTO HARBOR CRUISE • FAMOUS ST. LAWRENCE MARKET • 2 NIGHTS DOWNTOWN TORONTO ACCOMMODATIONS *11 MEALS: 6 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 4 DINNERS Night #1: Columbus, OH Night #2: Niagara Falls, CN Nights #3-4: Toronto, CN Night #5: Niagara Falls, CN Night #6: Columbus, OH *A valid Passport is required for this tour
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Mystery JULY 7 - 10, 2020 (4 Days) Fly Away $ 899.00 pp DBL Singles Just 140.00 addtl
WELCOME ABOARD FRIENDS, YOU’VE BEEN CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF TO ???? JOIN US ON THIS NEW “SUMMER FUN” MYSTERY FLY AWAY DESTINATION TOUR! OF COURSE... WE ARE HEADED SOMEWHERE NEW AND EXCITING! • NON-STOP ROUND-TRIP SOUTHWEST AIR FROM/TO ST. LOUIS • THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS! • THREE NIGHTS DELUXE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS • ALL ATTRACTIONS • LAUGHTER AND FUN! • GOOD FOOD! • AND SO MUCH MORE (of course)!
*5 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE EARLY! OUR MYSTERY FLY AWAY TOURS HAVE BEEN SO POPULAR THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE WE WILL END UP AFTER THE FLIGHT!
JULY 13 - 20, 2020 (8 Days) $ 1687.00 pp DBL Singles Only $275.00 addtl
By popular request, the magnificent lands of South Dakota and North Dakota! Two of the most naturally diverse states in the country serve up unbelievable scenery and attractions. Tour Highlights include: • MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MONUMENT CENTER AND MUSEUM • CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL CENTER AND MUSEUM • THE SCENIC BLACKHILLS AND KEYSTONE OLD WEST VILLAGE • THE BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK TOUR AND VISITORS CENTER • FAMOUS WALL DRUG STORE AND WALL, SD • SOUTH DAKOTA’S ICONIC CORN PALACE AND AL’S WESTERN OASIS • FT. HAYS WESTERN COWBOY CHUCKWAGON DINNER AND SHOW • NATIONAL GRASSLANDS MUSEUM AND VISITORS CENTER • CHEYENNE RIVER AND STANDING ROCK RESERVATIONS • BISMARK, ND AND STATE CAPITAL • NORTH DAKOTA HERITAGE CENTER AND STATE MUSEUM • NATIONAL BUFFALO MUSEUM AND MONUMENT • PONY EXPRESS NATIONAL MUSEUM *12 MEALS: 7 BREAKFASTS, 5 DINNERS Night #1: Council Bluffs, IA Night #2: Chamberlain, SD Nights #3-4: Rapid City, SD Night #5: Jamestown, ND Night #6: Sioux Falls, SD Night #7: St. joseph, MO
KANSAS CITY JULY 22 - 24, 2020 (3 Days) $ 599.00 pp DBL SINGLES SAME PRICE!
Here I Come!
ALL ABOARD the Missouri River Runner to Kansas City and More! Tour Highlights include:
• ALL ABOARD THE MISSOURI RIVER RUNNER ONE WAY TO KANSAS CITY • KANSAS CITY UNION STATION • WWI NATIONAL MONUMENT AND MUSEUM • CROWNE CENTER MUSICAL HERITAGE THEATRE PRODUCTION SHOW • DINNER AT KANSAS CITY PLAZA AT THE FUN BUCA DI BEPPO • TOUR OF KANSAS CITY FROM DOWNTOWN TO THE PLAZA • ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM • HARRY S. TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM • MOTORCOACH RETURN TO ST. LOUIS *4 MEALS INCLUDED: 2 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS TICKETS AND SPACE ARE VERY LIMITED - RESERVE EARLY! Nights #1-2: Kansas City
Mackinac Island AUGUST 3 - 7, 2020 (5 Days) $ 1596.00 pp DBL Singles Just $492.00 addtl
Tour Highlights include: • FERRY CRUISE TO MACKINAC ISLAND ACROSS LAKE HURON • TWO NIGHTS ON MACKINAC ISLAND AT THE GRAND HOTEL & ALL BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS IN THE LUXURIOUS GRAND MAIN DINING ROOM • CARRIAGE TOUR OF MACKINAC VILLAGE AND THE ISLAND (optional charge) • ENJOY A BICYCLE RIDE AROUND THE ISLAND, SHOP THE VILLAGE, TAKE IN FORT MACKINAC, RELAX WITH A BOOK ON THE PORCH OR TAKE A DIP IN ESTHER WILLIAMS GRAND HOTEL POOL • MICHIGAN’S FAMOUS HWY 31 ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN *7 MEALS INCLUDED: 4 BREAKFASTS, 3 DINNERS
Nights #1: Grand Rapids, MI Night #2-3: Mackinac Island Grand Hotel Night #4: Elkhart, IN resort destination for the very way through the heavily wooded Join us as we a great pleasure to approach Mackinac Island, as she is a gem wealthy in the late 19th century areas, past the fort, and over to a travel to Northern Michigan and and the entire island is now listed scenic lookout of a natural carved the crossing of the Mackinac to gaze upon from the waters. Welcome to Mackinac as a National Historic Landmark. arch that overlooks the water. The Straights where the Upper Travelers are wooed by the lilacs that drench the island are Peninsula of the state meets the Island! Here, there are no motorized vehicles allowed on architecture, gardens, galleries, thick and sweetly scent the air! lower. Here is where the two Great Your Tour Vacation Lakes of Michigan and Huron this pristine 3.8 mile island. restaurants, history, natural beauty, and the eight mile bicycling includes two nights at the connect and we find the beautiful Mackinac Island once served majestic Grand Hotel which first lakeside village of Mackinaw City as a strategic point for the Great trail that follows the island’s perimeter. The Village main opened in 1887. It is the Island’s (spelled Mackinaw). It is also Lakes fur trade and later the most predominant focal point. where we board the passenger British established Fort Mackinac streets are filled with wonderful on the island during the American shops, cafes and fudge shops and The hotel features 386 guest ferry over to Mackinac Island. rooms, none of which are alike This is such a beautiful crossing Revolutionary War. The Fort still tourists are known as “fudgies”! The natural beauty of the and boasts the world’s largest of Lake Huron, indoor seating or stands today and is open for for those who love the wind in tours which include costumed island is best experienced by front porch. horse-drawn carriage. Narrated We hope you can join us their hair, there is outdoor seating docents and battle recreations. on this beautiful Summertime Mackinac Island first carriage tours are always a atop the ferry for the twenty highlight as the horses make their tour! minute crossing. It is always became a popular vacation
AUG 31 - SEPT 5, 2020 (6 Days) $ 1189.00 pp DBL Singles Only $150.00 addtl
and The Dells
Join us on this spectacular Summertime adventure highlighting Wisconsin’s beautiful scenery most and and popular summertime vacation destinations! Tour Highlights include: • DOOR COUNTY - AMERICA’S “CAPE COD OF THE MIDWEST” • DOOR COUNTY BAY CRUISE ON STURGEON BAY & TROLLEY TOUR • EAGLE BLUFF LIGHTHOUSE OVERLOOKING GREEN BAY COASTLINE • LAUTENBACH’S ORCHARD COUNTRY WINERY & MARKET IN DOOR COUNTY • DOOR COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM • TRADITIONAL DOOR COUNTY FISH BOIL • PENINSULA STATE PARK AND VILLAGES OF FISH CREEK, EGG HARBOR AND SISTER BAY • SPECTACULAR WISCONSIN DELLS • TOMMY BARTLETT SKI, SKY AND STAGE SHOW • LOST CANYON HORSE AND WAGON TOUR • INDIAN TRADING POST • PAUL BUNYAN’S COOK SHANTY • WISCONSIN CHEESE SHOP * 9 MEALS INCLUDED: 5 BREAKFASTS, 4 DINNERS Night #1: Milwaukee, WI Nights #2-3: Sturgeon Bay, WI Nights #4-5: Wisconsin Dells, WI
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OREGON is one of our top destination tours and one of our favorites to showcase to DIRECTIONS travelers! OREGON is so large it features many diverse landscapes, scenery and attractions that we split it into two dynamic tours for you to enjoy! Take #1 or #2 or #3 FULL TOUR - AMAZING PRICES FOR ALL!
AUG UST 25 - 29, 2020
(5 Days) $ 1497.00 pp DBL Singles Just $290.00 addtl
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE ~ CASCADE MOUNTAINS NORTH OREGON COAST ~ OREGON TRAIL
Tour Highlights include: • ROUND TRIP FLIGHTS TO/FROM ST. LOUIS TO PORTLAND • COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE INCLUDING MULTNOMAH FALLS AND HORSETAIL FALLS • COLUMBIA RIVER CRUISE AT CASCADE LOCKS • CASCADE MOUNTAINS AND LOGGING MUSEUM @ CAMP 18 • NORTH OREGON COAST, CANNON BEACH AND ASTORIA Lewis and Clark National Expedition / National Historical Park. Astoria and Mouth of Columbia River at the Pacific Ocean. • END OF THE OREGON TRAIL MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER • MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST AND OREGON WINE & FRUIT TRAIL • TOUR OF PORTLAND - INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE GARDENS *8 MEALS: 4 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 3 DINNERS Nights #1- 4: Wilsonville, OR
AUG . 29 - SEP. 3, 2020
(6 Days) $ 1797.00 pp DBL Singles Just $390.00 addtl
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK ~ COASTAL REDWOODS SOUTH OREGON COAST ~ WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Tour Highlights include: • ROUND TRIP FLIGHTS TO/FROM ST. LOUIS TO PORTLAND • SOUTH OREGON COAST, NEWPORT TO CALIFORNIA LOST COAST • TWO SPECTUCULAR NIGHTS OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN • OREGON MARINE LIFE CRUISE - see whales, crabbing and Pacific sealife! • TILLAMOOK OREGON CHEESE FACTORY • CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK - VISITOR CENTER AND LODGE Scenic Drive through the Willamette National Forest and Lost Lake • OREGON / CALIFORNIA TREASURED REDWOODS FOREST • “TREES OF MYSTERY” PARK AND SKY RIDE ABOVE THE TREES / OCEAN • TOUR OF PORTLAND - INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE GARDENS *10 MEALS: 5 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 4 DINNERS
Nights #1 & 5: Wilsonville, OR Nights #2-3: Newport Beach, OR Night #4: Grants Pass, OR
AUG . 25 - SEP. 3, 2020
GO #3 AND SAVE !!! (1 0 Days) FULL TOUR $2999.00 pp DBL Singles Just $680.00 addtl
FULL TOUR - SEE OREGON FROM NORTH TO SOUTH *18 MEALS: 9 BREAKFASTS, 2 LUNCHES, 7 DINNERS
COMBINE THE TWO OREGON TOURS ABOVE AND SAVE $197.00 PER PERSON! Nights #1-5 & 9: Wilsonville, OR Nights #6-7: Newport Beach, OR Night #8: Grants Pass, OR
The DIRECTIONS Tours Difference is noticeable before, throughout and after your tour. Here are some of the ways DIRECTIONS strives to be your first choice in travel. WHAT’S INCLUDED? ALMOST EVERYTHING!
All of our tours INCLUDE all taxes and gratuities (see below). All attractions, step-on guides, accommodations, most meals (see itinerary), motorcoach/air/cruise transportation, and hotel luggage handling for a single checked bag per person are included.
Another advantage traveling with DIRECTIONS Tours is that all gratuities for your Tour Director, Step-on Guides, included Meals, and Motorcoach Driver ARE INCLUDED in the price of all Day Trips and Overnight Tours! Sit back and relax!
DIRECTIONS TOUR DIRECTORS & MOTORCOACH DRIVERS
Every Tour and Day Trip is guided from start to finish. DIRECTIONS Tours provides professional, full-time and knowledgeable Tour Directors/Guides and Drivers on all of our tours. Your guide will outline each day’s activity, including the history, geography and facts about each area we visit. Your Tour Director/Guides and Drivers will make sure that your tour experience is comfortable, professional, safe, entertaining and courteous.
TOUR MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Continental or Full Breakfast is always served on every overnight motorcoach tour. Dinners are usually “out on the town” featuring a taste of the area cuisine you are visiting. If you have a special diet (diabetic/allergies etc.), please let us know when booking. We will try to accommodate your needs the best we can. Your hotel accommodations on tour are clean, safe and comfortable. All hotels are carefully selected by location and reviews.
RELAXED TOUR SCHEDULES
DIRECTIONS Tours ensures a relaxing and stress-free experience on every tour. Our tour schedules are not tiring or overbooked. No late hour traveling on the motorcoach is scheduled on any tour. “Stress-Free!”
CONVENIENT PICK-UP LOCATIONS
We offer pick-ups throughout Metro St. Louis. Overnight tours: St. Charles Commuter Lot (I-70 across from Red Roof Inn – Zumbehl Road), Holiday Inn Viking/Route 66 (corner of Watson and Lindbergh), and South County @ McDonald’s at I-255 / Telegraph Road. [No overnight parking is allowed at this location]. Metro East / Illinois Pick-up is also available on many tours - Just call us. If you need information on optional Home Shuttle Service, please call us for assistance. Day Trips: St. Charles Commuter Lot (I-70 across from Red Roof Inn – Zumbehl Road), STL County MAIN Library (across Lindbergh from Plaza Frontenac), and Costco in South County on Rusty Road.
Your privacy will be protected at all times, and addresses / email addresses supplied to us will never be shared with a third party. Only information on reserved tours will be sent. Photos taken by DIRECTIONS Tours staff during a tour/day trip are property of DIRECTIONS Tours and customers agree to allow DIRECTIONS Tours to use them for promotional advertising/web/press. If you choose to not have your photo used, please contact us prior to departure for a waiver.
Day Trips: require full payment within two weeks of date of reservation. Overnight Motorcoach Tours: require a $100.00 deposit within two weeks of date of reservation. Air Flight Tours: require a $275.00 (or stated on tour itinerary) deposit within two weeks of date of reservation. Cruise Tours: require a $675.00 deposit within two weeks of date of reservation. Please note: If deposit is not received within 2 weeks of date of reservation, your reservation may be released. All Deposits will be processed immediately and an invoice will be sent with Final Amount and Due Date. On Day Trips: Your cancelled check is your receipt. Thank You. 15 ∙ DIRECTIONS TOURS CATALOG
MAKING A PAYMENT
All Tours and Day Trips are in cash prices. Deposits and Day Trip payments may be made by money order or check. Final payments may be made by money order, check or credit card*. All prices are based on cash prices. *When using a credit card, a 3.5% transaction fee is added. This charge comes from our credit card authorization service and is NOT implemented by us. The additional transaction fee is NOT included in our tour rates, which allows us to keep your prices lower. For your security, no cash is accepted.
Our “FAIR REFUND POLICY” secures you and your money! We know that unexpected emergencies may arise, and although we hope this never happens, we try to be most accommodating with your cancellation refund. (see below about purchasing an additional and affordable trip cancellation insurance policy) Day Trip Cancellations (final payment due 2 weeks from reservation date) Cancel 45-31 days prior to departure ~ 25% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 30-15 days prior to departure ~ 50% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 14-8 days prior to departure ~ 75% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 7-0 days prior to departure ~ 100% of total price is nonrefundable Overnight Tour Cancellations: (final payment due 45 days prior to departure) Cancel 45-31 days prior to departure ~ 25% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 30-15 days prior to departure ~ 50% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 14-8 days prior to departure ~ 75% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 7-0 days prior to departure ~ 100% of total price is nonrefundable Flight Tour Cancellations: (final payment due 60 days prior to departure) Cancel 60-31 days prior to departure ~ 25% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 30-15 days prior to departure ~ 50% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 14-8 days prior to departure ~ 75% of total price is nonrefundable Cancel 7-0 days prior to departure ~ 100% of total price is nonrefundable Cruise / International Tours (final payment due 90 days prior to departure): Refunds for these cancellations is decided by the cruise line or tour operator. These will be outlined to you upon making a reservation.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
A travel protection plan may be separately purchased from AON/ TravelEx Insurance. If purchased prior to 21 days of your initial deposit, most plans will provide a full refund for trip cancellations and medical emergencies. AON/TravelEx Insurance plans are reasonably priced and add peace-of-mind for any unforeseen reasons for cancellation. Please call us for more information.
TOUR INFORMATION PACKET
Overnight Tours: You will receive your Tour Information Packet approximately one week prior to your tour departure date. This packet will outline everything for your tour including; pick-up location and time, hotel information, special requests, motorcoach seating, and more pertinent information concerning your vacation tour. Day Trips: You will receive your pick-up letter including pick-up time approximately one week prior to your departure date.
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Join DIRECTIONS Tours on a fun, relaxing, and educational Day Trip. Pick-up locations are available throughout Metro St. Louis!
ST. LOUIS AQUARIUM & WH EEL (encore #3) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 - $97.00
The NEW St. Louis Aquarium and Great Observation Wheel at Union Station is awaiting your visit! Our new aquarium is one of the largest in America and the new heated observation wheel has great views of the city skyline! Also enjoy a delicious included luncheon at Lombardo’s Trattoria at Union Station.
POLSKA IN ST. LOUIS TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020 - $95.00
Join us and explore the history and culture of Polish Americans in St. Louis! Our day will be filled with fun, scenic and educational stops including St. Stanislaus and Polish Heritage Hall, St. Agatha Polish Church built in 1871, and Saint John Paul II Polish School. Also a stop at the 4th generation Piekutowski Sausage Shop, a Polish presentation with accordian music, and a delicious included PolishStyle luncheon. Lastly, a sweet stop to enjoy a traditional Polish Kolachki.
LUCK O’ THE IRISH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 - $89.00
CELEBRATE THE IRISH IN ST. LOUIS! Join us for a scrumptious lunch at Llywelyn’s Restaurant and Pub (including an Irish Beer or Coffee). Then we are off to Kerry Cottage for Irish Shopping. Enjoy commentary on the city’s Irish history at a stop at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church Downtown. We will also see the Old Kerry Patch neighborhood and current restorations and developments.
MADE IN ST. LOUIS [#2] MYSTERY DAY TRIP THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 - $92.00
This is not an encore - this is MADE IN ST. LOUIS #2 featuring a NEW itinerary! itinerary Join DIRECTIONS Historian, NiNi Harris, and learn the history and legends of sites, companies and products STLmade! From past to present - St. Louis has been a forerunner in iconic name brands known world-wide. A Fun Day of Friendships, Food and Attractions. Enjoy a delicious included luncheon. Don’t Miss Out!
SPRINGFIELD IN BLOOM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 - $102.00
Join us for our short trip north to Springfield, Illinois to enjoy a fresh Springtime day. Listen to a beautiful concert with Carillonist, Carlo Van Ulft, playing the 67-bell Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and see Washington Park Botanical Garden in bloom! Another tour stop will be The Dana-Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. Savor a delicious included luncheon at the famed Chesapeake House.
SHOWCASE ST. LOUIS DAY TRIP ST. LOUIS NIEGHBORHOODS AND GARDENS THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 - $25.00
“SHOWCASE ST. LOUIS” with us! Join us as we travel through our amazing city to experience the urban fabric that brings us together as “ST. LOUIS!” Today, our showcase stops will visit the Shaw Neighborhood and Bonboni Mercantile Company Housed in a former 120-year-old candy shop, this creative boutique offers clothing, vintage home goods, and unique gift items! Then onto The Grove neighborhood to experience May’s Place, a must-visit destination for unique, vintage and fashion-forward finds! A stop at Rise Coffee will allow us to relax and chill! Next, a stop for learning and growth at Central West End Farm. We will enjoy an affordable and unique place for lunch. (Note: Lunch is On Own on the Showcase St. Louis Day Trips)
PERFORMING FOR LIFE VARIETY SHOW SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 - $80.00
We are proud to sponsor the annual adult variety show benefiting Whole Kids Outreach Charity. This year’s show will include a full lunch prior to our matinee performance. We need your support to help children in need! Your ticket is your donation to this wonderful charity. DIRECTIONS’ Tod DeHart will emcee the show and take to the stage as well. Great dancing, singing, comedy, music and more Don’t miss out!
GRAFTON SKYTOUR TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020 - $91.00
The new Grafton Sky Tour, an aerial tram featuring enclosed gondolas, is the only attraction of its kind between the Smokies and the Rockies. The views of the Mississippi River and Valley are breathtaking and the ride is smooth as silk! Arriving at the top of the bluffs... relax with a glass of wine at Aerie’s Winery. An always favorite Chicken Luncheon at Pere Marquette Lodge will be included today as well!
SHOWCASE ST. LOUIS DAY TRIP GATEWAY CITY ARTS AND MOVEMENT THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 - $25.00
“SHOWCASE ST. LOUIS” with us! Once again, join us as we travel through our amazing city to experience the urban fabric that brings us together as “ST. LOUIS!” Today, our showcase stops will include a stop the Grand Arts Theatre District. We will learn about St. Louis’ ever growing arts culture. Next we will be treated to Big Muddy Dance Company studios and will learn how this amazing repertory dance company builds a love of dance by providing fun, experiential, and highly entertaining performances. An active rehearsal will be taking place for us to see. Then a stop and tour of the newly renovated and gorgeous Sun Theater in Midtown. We will enjoy an affordable and unique place for lunch. (Note: Lunch is On Own on the Showcase St. Louis Day Trips)
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Published on Dec 21, 2019
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