2024-2025 North America

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2024-2025 NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES • CANADA • MEXICO

Greetings,

Each year the Mayflower Cruises & Tours team puts together a selection of tours that highlight the best destinations in North America, and this year is no exception. Each of the holidays within this book has been created specifically with our travelers in mind. Choose from traveler favorites such as Colorado Historic Trains or New England Rails and Sails or something new like Railroading in Mexico’s Copper Canyon or The Best of Vancouver and Victoria.

Vacations are meant to be relaxing. Our team at Mayflower Cruises & Tours has done the research in advance and your on-trip tour manager will be there to answer any questions that come up along the way. On a guided holiday by Mayflower Cruises & Tours, we have planned everything for you. Let us take the guess work and hours of research out of planning your next holiday. From the moment you step off your airplane, we will have all of the details covered. So, confidently choose from several new guided holidays featuring some of our favorite destinations and some amazing special events, or more than 45 traveler-favorite holidays, departing in 2024 and 2025.

Happy Travels,

3 INTRODUCTION The Mayflower Way 5 Introducing Our New Mayflower Rewards Program 7 USA EAST Virginia International Tattoo 10 Cherry Blossom Time in Our Nation’s Capital 14 Autumn in New England and Cape Cod 16 New England Rails and Sails 20 New England and Canada Autumn Cruising 24 A Culinary Journey Through New England 26 2024 Solar Eclipse 28 Christmas in Vermont 98 Christmas in Newport 100 USA MIDWEST Holland Tulip Festival 30 Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel 32 USA SOUTH America’s Music Cities 34 Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island 38 From Blue Grass to Blue Ridges 40 Steam Boating on the American Queen 44 Rivers and Rails of Texas 48 Christmas at the Opryland Resort 102 New Orleans Pre-Mardi Gras 104
Colorado’s Historic Trains 50 From Black Hills to Badlands 54 The Great Buffalo Roundup of the Black Hills 56 National Parks of the Southwest 58 Yellowstone and Jackson Hole 62 Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Mount Rushmore 64
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Sedona’s Red Rocks and the Grand Canyon 68 From the Red Rocks to the Rockies 70 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 74 Colorful Canyons and Beautiful Balloons 76 Montana and Glacier National Park 80 Highlights of the Columbia and Snake Rivers 82 Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks 84 Pacific Coast Journey 86 Rails and Sails of the Sierra Nevada 88 San Francisco and Wine Country 90 San Diego Getaway 92 Winter in Yosemite 94 Winter in Yellowstone National Park 96 Chicago Cubs Spring Training 106 Tournament of Roses Parade 108 USA ALASKA & HAWAII Alaska The Great Land 110 Alaska Adventure Cruise 114 Hawaii Three Islands 118
Railroading through Mexico’s Copper Canyon 120
Eastern Canada Explorer 126 Autumn in French Canada 128 Nova Scotia and Canada’s Maritimes 130 Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park 132 Highlights of the Canadian Rockies 136 Canadian Rockies by Rail 138 The Best of Vancouver and Victoria 142 USEFUL INFORMATION General Information 146 Terms & Conditions 146 Travelers Protection Plan 147
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At Mayflower Cruises & Tours our travelers’ comfort and satisfaction are of paramount importance. When creating each of our North America holidays we take pride in including the most memorable attractions, touring opportunities and highlights, provided in comfort and to your satisfaction.

North America Holidays with Mayflower Cruises & Tours: In this book, you will find a detailed, day by day description of each of our 2024 / 2025 North America Holidays. We have done all that we can to ensure that you will receive great value for the cost of your next guided travel experience, and we invite you to join us as we explore North America in 2024 and 2025.

Integrity in Each Experience::We are firm believers in the “seamless” experience. We want you to be ecstatic about the services you receive from the first day you contact us, throughout your holiday, and extending to your post-travel wrap-up.

Travel with Confidence: The Mayflower Cruises & Tours staff is dedicated to providing our travelers with the ultimate travel experience. Our staff of industry veterans are working diligently to provide a seamless experience for each of our guests. We are continually educating ourselves on local health and safety regulations and communicating efficiently with our guests to ensure an enjoyable and safe journey. When you travel with Mayflower, you are not just a guest but a part of our family. Our dedicated staff will work attentively to ensure that every detail of your travel experience has been given their utmost attention, creating an unparalleled experience.

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What’s New for 2024: As you take your time reading through all of our 2024 & 2025, take extra time to review our five new holidays! North America has so much to offer travelers and our operations team has put together some of the best touring opportunities available. Join us for the Solar Eclipse, take in the amazing phenomenon from a hand selected location with included eyewear and seating! Choose to see the sites of Vancouver and Victoria on our new city stay itinerary or enjoy Christmas in Vermont. Each of our newest itineraries was created with you in mind!

Handcrafted Journeys: It is our mission to provide life-enriching-experiences on every Mayflower Cruises & Tours itinerary. To achieve this, we incorporate the knowledge and expertise of our talented staff, and our 45+ years of experience providing exceptional guided travel experiences throughout the world and curating the best of each destination.

Distinct Destinations: Each of our guided holidays includes distinct destinations. Immerse yourself in the local culture during our included excursions. Then take your time to further explore your favorite sites during your free time.

Amazing Culinary Experiences: While touring with Mayflower Cruises & Tours you can expect to enjoy a combination of regional cuisines, as well as, traditional favorites during your included meals. Plus explore destinations and try local favorites at your leisure.

Air Arrangements and Transfers: To make your holiday even more convenient, make your airline arrangements with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. The cost of flights booked with us will include all taxes, fees, and transfers (when traveling on group dates).

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW MAYFLOWER REWARDS PROGRAM

We have revamped our Loyalty Rewards Program for New and Devoted Mayflower Travelers. In 2024, we will no longer have Mayflower Money, but an even greater savings on every tour you embark on!

Loyalty Rewards

Earn travel credit for each tour you take with Mayflower Cruises & Tours to be used on your next adventure within one year of your return.

What’s New: Increased fixed amount of rewards based on your tour… No more $5.00 per day! Earn $100.00 for each North America Air Holiday taken!

What’s Improved: No limit on how much you can earn. Plus, if you take multiple tours within a year you can apply all of your earned rewards to your next reservation*. So there is no cap on how much savings you can earn or apply!

Referral Rewards

Invite your friends to join the Mayflower Cruises & Tours travel family and earn! Refer as many of your friends, who are NEW to Mayflower, and earn up to $100 savings for each of those who make a reservation. After they book a tour five days or longer and make their deposit, you earn your savings.

First Time Travelers

For those of you who are new to Mayflower Cruises & Tours, you’ll receive a First-Time Traveler Savings that you can use on your first reservation. Save up to $50 per person based on the holiday you choose.

Solo Travelers – Guaranteed Share Program

Reduce your travel costs and enjoy the company of a roommate when you take advantage of Mayflower’s Guaranteed Share Traveler Program. You will be paired with another traveler of the same gender at the twin rate. Should a roommate not be available, you’ll enjoy accommodations in a single room and only pay the twin rate!

*Rewards are valid for 12 months following the return date of your trip. For additional details see page 146.

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USA

The United States has so many travel experiences awaiting you on a Mayflower holiday. From special events and amazing adventures in iconic locations, to cultural experiences, thrilling journeys and seasonal escapes that are planned to highlight the destinations at their peak, the USA has something for every traveler!

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Virginia International Tattoo

featuring a Coastal Food Tour, Military Aviation and Virginia Beach For

7 DAYS • 12 MEALS Every April one of the world’s greatest International Musical Tattoos takes place in Virginia. Join us as we explore Virginia’s tasty Eastern Shore for a delicious food tour, visit the Farmer’s Market for a “Taste of the Market” tour and attend the Tattoo’s “Hullabaloo.” See Virginia’s Military Aviation Museum and then, experience the spectacle that is the Virginia International Tattoo complete with plenty of live music and pagentry.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Virginia: Arrive in Norfolk today and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your tour manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner Meal: D

DAY 2 Virginia’s Tasty Eastern Shore: Depart Norfolk this morning and take the memorable drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for a food tour of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Begin with a visit to an aqua farm to see how Virginia clams are grown and harvested while on a VIP ‘behind the scenes’ tour. In the historic village of Cape Charles, enjoy a relaxing lunch of locally farmed seafood and homemade desserts while overlooking the bay. A stop at a local winery offers a tour and tasting highlighted by a variety of local cheese, charcuterie, seafood, and of course more wine while relaxing in beautiful vineyards. Arrive in Virginia Beach, the state’s largest city which boasts the world’s longest boardwalk flanking miles of pristine, sandy beaches. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Military Aviation Museum, Taste of the Market and Surf and Rescue Museum: The day starts at the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the world’s largest private collection of vintage WWI and WWII military aircraft. Each have been beautifully restored to their original condition and many are still flown during flight demonstrations. Then, stop at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market for a “Taste of the Market” tour. Learn the story of agriculture in Virginia Beach while visiting and sampling delights with the local merchants.

Tour Highlights

• 12 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend five nights on the Atlantic in Virginia Beach

• Enjoy a tasty food tour of Virginia’s Eastern Shore including fresh clams, local wines and homemade desserts

• Tour the Military Aviation Museum, the world’s largest collection of vintage WWI and WWII aircraft

• Take the “Taste of the Market” tour at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

• Learn about the area’s maritime history at the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum

• Visit the Virginia Aquarium and Maritime Center followed by a narrated Dolphin Watching cruise

• Tour the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

• Enjoy a Virginia style barbeque dinner served at Beach Bully’s BBQ

• Enjoy a narrated cruise of the Norfolk Naval Station

• Visit Nauticus National Maritime Center and see the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial

• Attend the “Hullabaloo,” a pre-Tattoo event followed by reserved seats to the Virginia International Tattoo

• Witness the Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations and take the tram tour of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens

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Virginia International Tattoo

In the afternoon, stop at the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum and learn about the area’s maritime history, superstorms, shipwrecks and much more. Be sure to explore the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and say hello to the King Neptune statue watching over the sea Meals: B, L

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Virginia Aquarium and Dolphin Watching Cruise: After breakfast spend the morning with the creatures at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Center, along with the over 350 hands-on exhibits. Afterward, enjoy a Dolphin Watching cruise to see the largest population of bottlenose dolphins on the East Coast. In the afternoon visit the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, located in the historic 1895 DeWitt Cottage. Watch the volunteer carver create waterfowl artwork right before your eyes. The day comes to an end with a Virginia style barbeque dinner served at Beach Bully’s BBQ, a family-run restaurant since 1986. Enjoy slow roasted beef and pork, hush puppies, local vegetables, mac & cheese and plenty of local beers. Meals: B, D

International Tattoo: We begin the day at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and climb aboard the tram for a narrated tour of Coastal Virginia’s premier horticultural attraction. After an included lunch, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial tells the story of the man and also pays tribute to the many men and women who served with him. Attend the “Hullabaloo,” a pre-Tattoo event with tasty foods, craft beers, music, dance and drill performances, photo-ops and an audience-judged piping competition. Tonight, we have reserved seats to the Virginia International Tattoo. This awe-inspiring musical spectacle is part parade, part theatre and sometimes, part circus. It is highly regarded as one of the world’s great tattoos Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Nauticus National Maritime Center, NATO

Parade of Nations and Norfolk Naval Base: Begin the day at Nauticus National Maritime Center, a premier maritime science museum to learn about undersea life and ocean exploration.

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Enjoy reserved seats at the Virginia International Tattoo

You can also take a self-guided tour of the battleship Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship built by the U.S. Navy. Walk the huge, expansive main deck and explore the second deck to see the berthing units, post office and dental office. Just steps away from Nauticus are our reserved seats for the Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations. This annual event features high school bands, U.S. and international military bands and colorful floats which represent each of the 28 NATO Member nations. This afternoon, we board the Victory Rover for a Norfolk Harbor cruise which is your front row seat to the naval fleet! See destroyers, submarines, and other vessels while taking in the sights of the harbor. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner with your traveling companions at Captain George’s, home of the legendary seafood buffet. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Travel Home: After breakfast a group transfer takes you to the Norfolk International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

2024 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add April 15 $2,699 $1,229

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Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Norfolk is $259, tax and breakfast included.

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Cherry Blossom Time in Our Nation’s Capital

featuring Washington, DC and Williamsburg

DAY 1 Arrive in Washington, DC: Your tour begins with an included transfer from Washington Reagan National Airport and a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D

DAY 2 National Cherry Blossom Parade and Mount Vernon: Enjoy the beauty and aroma of blossoming cherry trees as we view the National Cherry Blossom Parade from reserved seats. Marching down Constitution Avenue, the parade showcases floats, helium balloons, international performance groups and some of the country’s finest marching bands. No tour of colonial America is complete without a stop at Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington. Visit the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum where you will have the chance to experience Washington’s life through movies and exhibitions. Explore his mansion filled with 18th-century treasures and stroll the gardens of this 45-acre estate,

taking in the views of the Potomac River from the mansion’s piazza. Meal: B

DAY 3 Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC Touring: Sightseeing in your nation’s capital includes Arlington National Cemetery* and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. See the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In the mall area see the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials along with the National WWII Memorial. After dinner an Illumination tour of Washington, DC’s mall area highlights the nation’s monuments and memorials bathed in light. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Ford’s Theatre, Petersen House and Smithsonian’s Museum of American History: Begin the day at Ford’s Theatre where on April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. See the one act play One Destiny which recounts the evening’s events before visiting Petersen

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7 DAYS • 9 MEALS Join the annual celebration of the gift of beautiful cherry trees from the people of Japan to the people of the United States. Then tour Washington, DC, Colonial Williamsburg and Arlington National Cemetery. Washington DC during Cherry Blossom Time

House, the boarding house where Lincoln died. Later, enjoy time to visit the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization and composed of 16 museums in Washington, DC. The American History Museum’s collection contains more than three million historical objects including the famed StarSpangled Banner as well as documents which explore the evolution of the American identity. Meal: B

DAY 5 Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown: Today features a journey of historic proportions. At Jamestown Settlement, the site of America’s first permanent English colony, explore life at the dawn of the 17th-century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort. Also discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian Village. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown learn about the Revolution that led to the establishment of a new nation almost two centuries later. Meal: B

DAY 6 Colonial Williamsburg: In Colonial Williamsburg you stroll streets dating back to the 1700s. Converse with residents playing the roles of their ancestors of more than 200 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Colonial tavern dinner in Williamsburg. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Washington, DC and Home: Travel to Washington, DC on a group transfer to Washington Reagan National Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 4 – Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia Days 5 and 6 – Woodlands Hotel and Suites, Williamsburg, Virginia

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Arlington is $349 in 2024 and $359 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

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• 9 Meals: 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Enjoy reserved grandstand seating to the National Cherry Blossom Parade

• Tour Mount Vernon, the expansive estate of George and Martha Washington

• Arlington National Cemetery* and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

• Washington, DC touring with a local guide including the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center along with the FDR, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials

• Visit the National WWII Memorial, dedicated to all who served during World War II

• Experience a panoramic Illumination tour of DC

• Visit Ford’s Theatre, see the play One Destiny and visit Petersen House

• Visit the Smithsonian Institution’s American History Museum

• Tour Jamestown Settlement, Powhatan Indian Village and the American Revolution Museum

• Full day at Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum

• Traditional Tavern dinner in historic Colonial Williamsburg

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*Valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification required for entry to Arlington National Cemetery.

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Autumn in New England and Cape Cod

featuring Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth and Old Sturbridge Village

8 DAYS • 12 MEALS There is nothing like New England and Cape Cod during autumn foliage. Join us to enjoy the best of the cape on a narrated sand dune tour and leisurely schooner cruise. Experience the history of Plymouth Plantation and the excitement of a whale-watching cruise. See the monumental mansions of Rhode Island, the gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard and the history of Old Sturbridge Village.

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Sandy Neck Lighthouse on Cape Cod
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DAY 1 Arrive in Boston: Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts with an included transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Boston City Tour and Plymouth Rock: Over 350 years of history await you on a sightseeing tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail including Boston Common, America’s oldest park, Park Street Church, founded in 1809 and the Old Corner Bookstore, home to the 19thcentury publishers Ticknor and Fields. Enjoy free time for lunch at Faneuil Hall before heading to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Located on the waterfront overlooking the city that launched him to greatness the JFK Presidential Museum features multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House offering an exciting “you are there” experience. Later, come to Plymouth Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Plimoth Patuxet and Whale Watching Cruise: Make a stop at Plymouth Rock, the historic site of the first landing before coming to Plimoth Patuxet. This living history museum interprets the 17th-century Plymouth Colony established by the Pilgrims. Costumed inhabitants will show you colony life during the period through cooking, planting and blacksmithing. In the afternoon climb aboard your seagoing vessel for an exciting whale watching excursion. Head out to Cape Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and primary feeding grounds for humpback, finback and the endangered right whales.

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Tour Highlights

• 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• City tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail and Boston Common

• Visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a look at JFK’s time in the White House

• See Plymouth Rock, where our forefathers first landed on American soil

• Learn about the life and time of the Pilgrims at the 17th-century Plimoth Patuxet

• Experience an exciting Whale Watching Cruise to the Stellwagen Bank feeding grounds

• Travel scenic Cape Cod for an exciting SUV tour on the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Sand Dunes

• Enjoy a narrated sailing excursion aboard the newly rebuilt Schooner Hindu

• Enjoy a delicious New England lobster dinner on Cape Cod

• Take the ferry to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard with its astounding cliffs at Aquinnah and quaint gingerbread houses of Edgartown

• Guided tour of Newport, Rhode Island, a fascinating seaport famous for its maritime history

• Visit the Vanderbilt’s famed Breakers mansion and Marble House, a testament to America’s glamorous “Gilded Age”

• Tour Old Sturbridge Village, a 200-acre living history museum recreating life in rural New England during the 1790s

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Autumn in New England and Cape Cod

Be sure to dress warm to enjoy this exciting adventure on the water. Meal: B

DAY 4 Cape Cod Dune Tour and the Schooner Hindu: Today, trade in the motorcoach for a special SUV and roll out into the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District Sand Dunes. Learn the history and ecology of the dunes from your knowledgeable guide. Then climb aboard the newly rebuilt Schooner Hindu for a narrated sailing excursion on Cape Cod Bay. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Martha’s Vineyard: This morning, ferry to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for many rich and famous, including former President Clinton. The island’s coast has astounding cliffs at Aquinnah with spectacular shoreline views. Visit the village of Edgartown with its quaint gingerbread cottages and narrow streets.

Meal: B

DAY 6 Newport Sightseeing and the Mansions: Entering the smallest New England state, arrive in Newport, Rhode Island. A local guide shows you this fascinating seaport. Famous not only for its maritime history and scenic tenmile long Ocean Drive, Newport houses some fabulous summer homes built here during America’s glamorous “Gilded Age.” Visit Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion and the impressive Marble House to get a glimpse of how America’s most elite families lived at the turn of the century. Meals: B, L

DAY 7 Old Sturbridge Village: In the town Sturbridge, Massachusetts sits Old Sturbridge Village. The day is dedicated to this 200-acre living history museum which recreates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s period. Later continue to your hotel to gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

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Visit Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion, the most-visited attraction in Rhode Island

DAY 8 Travel Home: After breakfast, your group transfer brings you to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

Days 2 and 3 – Hampton Inn, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Days 4 and 5 – Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Day 6 – Fairfield Inn Worcester, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Day 7 – Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts

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Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for many rich and famous people

New England Rails and Sails

featuring Three Rail Excursions and Three Scenic Cruises

9 DAYS • 14 MEALS Tour New England by rail and sail during autumn’s splendor by taking three exciting rail excursions and three fun-filled New England cruises. Also, travel the beautiful Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountains and spend two nights at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

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Conway Scenic Railway

DAY 1 Arrive in Boston: Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts with an included transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Boston and Kennebunkport, Maine: Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of historic Boston including the Freedom Trail and the Public Garden. Then, travel up the coast and stop at Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels and the summer home to many of America’s rich and famous, before continuing to the seaside town of Portland, Maine. Rich in history and culture, Portland boasts a vibrant waterfront with one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. Meal: B

DAY 3 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Casco

Bay Cruise: Begin the day at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, dedicated to Maine’s history with the two foot narrow gauge railroad system. Take the short 1.5 mile long ride along the Eastern Promenade of Casco Bay. Make a stop at the historic Portland Head Light. Later, Maine’s rocky shoreline and wooded islands come into view on a scenic cruise in Casco Bay. Sail past lovely Victorian cottages dotted along Little and Great Diamond Islands as you watch for lobstermen, local fishing fleets and the abundant sea birds, seals and other wildlife. Meals: B, D

Tour Highlights

• 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Experience Three New England Trains:

❖ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad

❖ Conway Scenic Railroad

❖ Essex Steam Train

• And Three New England Cruises:

❖ Cruise Portland’s Casco Bay

❖ Becky Thatcher Riverboat Cruise

❖ Captain John Whale Watching Cruise

• Panoramic city tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail

• Visit Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels

• Spend one night in the mountain town of North Conway

• Travel the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the White Mountains on a spectacular fall-foliage trip

• See Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon”

• Visit Mystic Seaport, “The Museum of America and the Sea”

• Spend two nights at the incredible Foxwoods Resort Casino

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DAY 4 New Hampshire’s White Mountains and North Conway Scenic Railroad: Leave the coast today and travel west into New Hampshire’s White Mountains. In North Conway, board the North Conway Scenic Railroad. You will enjoy the Mt. Washington Valley countryside and relive part of railroad history when the first train traveled through this region over 135 years ago. Later enjoy time for shopping at some of the many outlet stores or browse the local shops in North Conway. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Kancamagus Scenic Byway and Quechee Gorge: Begin the day by traveling the Kancamagus Scenic Byway as it follows a beautiful path through the White Mountains. It is one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips and meanders through vast forests, old logging roads and Indian hunting paths. Cross into Vermont and stop at Quechee Gorge to view the spectacular scenery of the area before arriving at your hotel for the night. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Mystic Seaport and Foxwoods Resort Casino: Spend the day at Mystic Seaport “The Museum of America and the Sea.” Here, history comes alive as you walk the bustling street of a 19th-century seafaring village and talk with the many costumed characters. Watch boat-builders, riggers and lumbermen hard at work in the preservation shipyard and visit the nation’s leading maritime art gallery. Later, come to the incredible Foxwoods Resort Casino, your home for the next two nights. Meal: B

DAY 7 The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Becky Thatcher: The Valley Railroad Company operates the coalfired locomotives of the Essex Steam Train. Be swept away by the hiss of the steam and the blast of the whistle as you pass through some of the most beautiful country in the state. See forests and streams, beautiful vistas and nostalgic towns. At Deep River Landing, you board the Riverboat Becky Thatcher for a relaxing trip up the Connecticut River, before returning to Foxwoods. Meals: B, L

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DAY 8 Plymouth Rock and Whale Watching Cruise:

Today pass through the state of Rhode Island, famous for its maritime history. In Plymouth, Massachusetts climb aboard your sea going vessel for a whale watching excursion. This naturalist guide-led cruise sails out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and primary feeding ground for Humpback, Finback, Minke and the endangered Right Whales. Pay a visit to Plymouth Rock where our forefathers first settled on American soil. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: This morning, take the group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m.

Meal: B

FREE AIRFARE from major U.S. cities when booked by September 30, 2023. Call for air schedules from your city to and from Boston.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Boston is $589, tax and breakfast included.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

Days 2 and 3 – Hilton Garden Inn, Portland, Maine

Day 4 – Residence Inn, North Conway, New Hampshire

Day 5 – Sheridan Monarch Place, Springfield, Massachusetts

Days 6 and 7 – Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Day 8 – Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts

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New England and Canada Autumn Cruising

featuring Portland, Bar Harbor and Canada’s Maritimes

9 DAYS • 22 MEALS Coastal scenery, historic ports of call and the excitement of New York City await on a cruise to Canada and New England during the beautiful autumn foliage season.

DAY 1 Arrive at New York’s LaGuardia Airport: Arguably the premier city in the world, New York is the nation’s capital of finance, fashion, publishing and theater. Transfer to your hotel in Manhattan and then meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy a welcome dinner with your traveling companions Meal: D

DAY 2 New York Touring and Ship Embarkation: A local guide will lead a panoramic city tour covering New York’s uptown and downtown sites including Central Park, Wall Street, Chinatown, Broadway, Battery Park and so much more. Later, board Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Breakaway in the early afternoon and set sail for New England and Canada’s Maritime provinces. Don’t miss the fantastic view of the New York skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Newport, Rhode Island: Once the playground for the rich and famous during the 19th century, Newport’s “Mansion Row” highlights this fabulous wealth in meticulously maintained palatial estates overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 Portland, Maine: The 360-year-old city of Portland, Maine, offers big city excitement with small town charm. Rich with history and culture, this picturesque city features cobblestone streets lined with Victorian-era buildings, a vibrant waterfront, one of a kind shops and galleries, historical homes and museums… all within walking distance! If you wish to venture out of Portland, optional shore excursions are available to Kennebunkport and the Portland Head Light, one of three prominent lighthouses in the area. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Bar Harbor, Maine: Nestled on Maine’s Mt. Desert Island, the quaint village of Bar Harbor still maintains much of its 1900’s charm when America’s elite vacationed here in beautiful summer cottages. Today, the soaring granite cliffs, stonewall-lined and tree-covered roads combined with the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain lend a special mystique to the area. The lure of beautiful Acadia National Park has welcomed visitors to its sand and cobblestone beaches, glacier-carved mountains, meadows and marshes for over a hundred years. Meals: B, L, D

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HOTEL / CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – The New Yorker, New York, New York

Days 2 through 8 – Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Breakaway

Tour Highlights

• 22 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in New York City with a welcome dinner

• Experience an exciting seven-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Breakaway

• Call at Newport, Rhode Island, with its “Mansion Row” of palatial estates overlooking the Atlantic

• Visit Portland, Maine, featuring Victoria-era buildings and vibrant waterfront

• Call at Bar Harbor, Maine, a charming village surrounded by Acadia National park

• Visit Saint John, New Brunswick, home to the amazing reversing waterfall

• Call at Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world with its natural pristine beauty

Contact your local travel professional or cal l 800.323.7604 to make your reservatio n Call for air rates and schedules for your city to and from New York LaGuardia Airport. Add $540 for port charges, government taxes and fees, which are subject to change. Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in New York is $479, tax and breakfast included. TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 EASY ENERGETIC Visit the quaint village of Bar Harbor 25 2024 Departure Stateroom Category Per Person Twin Single Room add September 28 Inside $1,999 add $1,129 Outside $2,149 add $1,349 Balcony $2,459 add $1,639 CANADA Halifax NOVA SCOTIA MAINE Saint John NEW BRUNSWICK Bar Harbor NEW YORK Portland 1 New York Gulf of Maine 7 Atlantic Ocean RI Newport Cruise Route
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A Culinary Journey Through New England

featuring a taste of Four New England States

DAY 1 Arrive in Massachusetts: Arrive in Boston today and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

the Longfellow Home and Saco Bay. Later, travel to Kennebunkport and check into the hotel for the evening. Tonight, a delicious Maine Lobster dinner is served this evening at the hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 2

The Maine Coast and Lobster Cruise: Enjoy a get-acquainted breakfast at the hotel this morning. Board the waiting motorcoach and depart for coastal Maine. The first stop today is at Stonewall Kitchens who produces delicious Maine Blueberry preserves and many other wonderful jams and jellies. There is a photo stop at the Nubble Lighthouse in York, which is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine. Then, travel to Perkin’s Cove where you will board the Finestkind Lobster Pulling Cruise to learn about Maine lobster fishing. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in Perkins Cove and Ogunquit. Continue to Portland, Maine’s largest city, where a local guide conducts a tour of the city including the waterfront, the Eastern and Western Promenade,

DAY 3 Queechee Gorge and Billings Farm: After your included breakfast at the hotel, you will say good-bye to coastal Maine and make your way to the Green Mountains of Vermont. The first stop today takes is at Queechee Gorge Village where you can visit the Cabot Cheese Annex followed by lunch served at a local restaurant. This afternoon, visit the historic Billings Farm and Museum to learn the history of a Vermont hillside dairy farm. While at the farm you will enjoy a butter or cheese making demonstration. Later, continue to your Rutland hotel where you check in for the next two evenings. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant featuring locally grown and raised products. Meals: B, L, D

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6 DAYS • 13 MEALS Join us on a culinary journey across four New England states. Take a Lobster Pulling cruise and enjoy dinner in Maine, feast on fresh-made ice cream and cottage-made cheeses in Vermont and freshly shucked oysters in Rhode Island. Nubble Lighthouse in York

DAY 4 Vermont Sweets and Treats: Today is spent touring in the Vermont. Begin the day in Montpelier, Vermont’s State Capital, where you will visit the Morse Sugar Farm for a talk on maple sugaring and a taste of their traditional sugar-on-snow. Lunch and shopping is on your own in Montpelier. This afternoon, continue to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill to see the production of their delicious cider and sample many of their fine apple products. No visit to Vermont is complete without a stop at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and tasting. Tonight, another wonderful dinner is included at a local restaurant. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Yankee Candle and Sturbridge Village Colonial

Lunch: After breakfast this morning, depart Vermont for the small town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The first stop is at Yankee Candle Factory for a little shopping and a morning break. The next stop is at historic Sturbridge Village. Here, you will enjoy a special culinary program of Colonial foods and cooking. Lunch is on your own at Sturbridge. Later, continue to Newport, Rhode Island, and check into your hotel for the next two evenings. Tonight, a dinner of locally raised foods is included at the hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Newport’s Oysters and Wines: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a local guide conducts a narrated tour of Newport including the downtown area, Fort Adams and Narragansetts Bay. You will also see the “homes of the Elite 400” along beautiful Bellevue Avenue. Next, travel to the Matunuck Oyster Farm where you will enjoy a program on oyster farming in Rhode Island followed by a delicious lunch featuring local seafood. You will conclude the day with a visit to Greenvale Vineyards where you will enjoy a guided tour and tasting of their wonderful wines. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Depart for Home: A hearty farewell breakfast is served before boarding the motorcoach for a group transfer to Boston Logan Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Embassy Suites Logan Airport, Revere, Massachusetts

Day 2 – Nonantum Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine

Days 3 and 4 – Hampton Inn, Rutland, Vermont

Days 5 and 6 – Wyndham Newport Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island

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Tour Highlights

• 13 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (including a Maine lobster dinner)

• Round trip airport transfers

• Visit Stonewall Kitchens, producers of Maine Blueberry preserves and jams

• Photo stop at the Nubble Lighthouse in York

• Learn about lobster fishing aboard the Finestkind Lobster Pulling Cruise

• Narrated tour of Portland including the waterfront and the Eastern and Western Promenade

• Spend one night in Kennebunkport and enjoy a delicious Maine Lobster dinner

• Drive through Vermont’s Green Mountains and visit the Cabot Cheese Annex in Queechee Gorge Village

• Visit historic Billings Farm and Museum and enjoy a butter or cheese making demonstration

• Tour Morse Sugar Farm to learn about maple sugaring

• Taste the local ciders at Cold Hollow Cider Mill and visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory

• Visit Yankee Candle Factory for shopping

• Enjoy a special Colonial culinary lunch at historic Sturbridge Village

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2024 North American Solar Eclipse

5 DAYS • 9 MEALS Travel to Buffalo to learn about the city’s transportation industry, feel the influence of Theodore Roosevelt and Frank Lloyd Wright, experience the majesty of mighty Niagara Falls and witness one of the world’s most exciting celestial events – a solar eclipse.

DAY 1 Arrive in New York: Begin your Solar Eclipse adventure as you gather in Buffalo, New York. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner at one of Buffalo’s fine local restaurants – maybe even sample some Buffalo Wings! Meal: D

DAY 2 Buffalo Touring and Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum: This morning a local guide conducts a driving and walking tour of historic Buffalo. You will visit the City Hall with its unique Observation Tower, often called the “Windows on Buffalo” and see the Canalside at the heart of Buffalo’s waterfront. Later, visit the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum which offers a unique look at Buffalo’s transportation history. This extensive collection of vintage automobilia is considered one the finest of its kind in the world. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Theodore Roosevelt and Frank Lloyd Wright: Begin the day at the Theodore Roosevelt Site. See the house where he was sworn into office and learn the back story of how one man overcame adversity early in life to go on to become one of the most influential U.S. Presidents of all time. Then tour the Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned Darwin D. Martin House. Built between 1903 and 1905 the house ranks among Wright’s greatest works. Lunch today is at the historic Roycroft Inn a wonderful example of the Arts and Craft movement. Enjoy shopping at Vidlers 5 & 10 as well as the unique Made in America Store. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 Niagara Falls and the Solar Eclipse: Begin the day with a visit to mighty Niagara Falls. Niagara actually consists of three waterfalls which span the border between

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Ontario and New York. See the Horseshoe Falls, the largest as well as the American and Bridal Veil Falls.Then continue to Old Fort Niagara where you are welcomed by period-attired guides, fife and drums, musket firing and more. It is here you will view one of the earth’s great wonders, a total solar eclipse. Special eye-wear and chairs will be provided for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Be sure to dress accordingly as it will be springtime in Niagara. Tonight, dinner is at the Hofbrauhaus for an evening of German food and music. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Travel Home: After breakfast a group transfer to the Buffalo International Airport is available for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Tour Highlights

• 9 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Narrated tour of Buffalo to see City Hall and the Observation Tower

• Tour the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum with its extensive collection of vintage autos

• Learn Buffalo’s connection to the man at the Theodore Roosevelt Site

• Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House

• Enjoy lunch at the historic Roycroft Inn

• Shopping opportunities at Vidlers 5 & 10 and the Made in America Store

• Experience the excitement and majesty of Niagara Falls

• Tour Old Fort Niagara and be greeted by period-attired guides, Fife and Drums and more

• Witness the 2024 Solar Eclipse from a specially-selected viewing location inside Fort Niagara with chairs and special eye-wear

• Enjoy dinner and German hospitality at the Hofbrauhaus

The Mosey Hotel or Fairfield Inn Amherst, Buffalo, New York 2024 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add April 5 $1,899 $699

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Buffalo is $249, tax and breakfast included.

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Holland Tulip Festival

8 DAYS • 11 MEALS Feel like you’ve landed in Europe with the beauty of Holland and the Dutch culture all around. Relax in the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel, and visit the heart of the Ford Motor Company at The Henry Ford Museum.

DAY 1 Arrive in Chicago: Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for suggestions on dining this evening.

DAY 2 Chicago Sightseeing and Travel to Michigan: After breakfast, you’ll begin the day with a panoramic tour of downtown Chicago with a local guide. Later, depart for Michigan and arrive in Holland at the height of their annual Tulip Festival. You’ll visit Veldheer-DeKlomp Tulip Gardens, Holland’s only tulip farm ablaze with acres of tulips in brilliant color in a Dutch setting of windmills, drawbridges and canals. You may also wish to shop for Delftware, the famous Dutch pottery or be fitted for a pair of wooden shoes. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Holland Tulip Festival: This morning, return to Holland and visit famous Windmill Island to see “De Zwaan,” an over 200-year old working windmill. Also visit a miniature Netherlands Village, a candle-making shop

and an antique carousel with hand carved wooden horses and beautiful paintings. You will have time available to explore Holland on your own. This afternoon you have reserved seating at the Quality Car Wash Volksparade (people’s parade), where locals scrub the streets clean for the marching bands and community floats that follow once the streets pass inspection. Meal: B

DAY 4 Arrive on Mackinac Island: Today, ferry to Mackinac Island, a picturesque spot in Lake Huron that still preserves the charm of a bygone era. No automobiles are permitted and nothing intrudes on the serenity and natural beauty of the Island. Upon arrival, tour via horsedrawn carriage. Take a step back in time as you enjoy the atmosphere of this unique treasure. At the end of the tour, the carriage brings you to the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel. The world’s largest summer hotel, it was built in 1897 and is your home for the next two nights. Meals: B, D

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Holland, Michigan
featuring Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

DAY 5 Explore Mackinac Island: You will have the entire day at leisure on Mackinac Island. Browse the many shops, visit historic Fort Mackinac or rent bikes and pedal along the coast of Lake Huron. “The Grand” is a venerable island institution and the perfect place to enjoy a stroll in the beautifully landscaped gardens or afternoon tea. Don’t forget to sample some world-famous Mackinac Island fudge! Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Traveling in The Great Lakes State: Leave Mackinac Island today and travel through the Great Lakes State. Michigan has the unique distinction of being surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. Your destination is Dearborn, the heartland of the Ford Motor Company Meal: B

DAY 7 Ford River Rouge Factory Tour and The Henry Ford Museum: This morning, go behind the scenes at the world’s largest automotive complex as you watch the Ford F150 pickup truck being built on a Ford Motor Company factory tour. This afternoon you have the choice of visiting the Henry Ford Museum, often called “the attic” or Greenfield Village, also known as “America’s Hometown.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Journey Home: Your journey ends with a group transfer to Detroit Metropolitan Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. or Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for flights after out 5:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Days 2 and 3 – DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Days 4 and 5 – Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Days 6 and 7 – DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Chicago is $349 in 2024 and $359 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

*Note: The Grand Hotel has a dress code policy. Please refer to your travel documents for details.

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• 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in downtown Chicago with a guided sightseeing tour of the “Windy City”

• Attend the annual Tulip Festival in Holland, steeped in the area’s rich Dutch heritage

• Visit Veldheer-DeKlomp Tulip Gardens, ablaze with acres of brilliant color in a Dutch setting

• Attend the Quality Car Wash Volksparade (people’s parade) featuring a street scrubbing followed by high school marching bands and floats

• Spend two nights at the Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Mackinac Island

• Explore the charm of a bygone era on Mackinac Island

• Tour Mackinac Island via a horse-drawn carriage en route to the hotel

• Take the River Rouge Ford Factory Tour to see the F150 pickup truck being built

• Have the choice of visiting either The Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village

2024 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add May 9 $2,899 $1,099

2025 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add May 8 $3,099 $1,119

$249 PER PERSON AIRFARE from major U.S. cities. Call for details. Call for air schedules from your city to Chicago and from Detroit or Chicago.

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Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel

featuring the Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train

9 DAYS • 13 MEALS Relax and enjoy the carefree lifestyle of Mackinac Island in Autumn. Ride the Algoma Central Railway into scenic Agawa Canyon, visit the heart of The Ford Motor Company in Dearborn and spend two nights at the crown jewel of Michigan, the Grand Hotel.

DAY 1 Arrive in Chicago: Chicago is America’s third largest city and boasts a friendly, Midwest atmosphere. For those arriving early, your hotel is close to the Lake Michigan waterfront. Visit one of Chicago’s great museums or stroll along the “Magnificent Mile.” Your Tour Manager is available in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. to offer suggestions for dining this evening.

DAY 2 Chicago to Michigan: This morning, begin the day with a panoramic tour of downtown Chicago with a local guide. Leave the big city behind for charming Traverse City, Michigan, known for its sparkling beaches, unique shops and cherry orchards. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Traverse City: Begin your day exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that was named for an Indian legend. These expansive golden dunes stretch for more than 35 miles along the twinkling blue waters of Lake Michigan. A local guide tells the history and lore of the area

including the peninsula and lighthouse. You’re treated to a one-of-a-kind collection of rare antique musical instruments and music-making machines, from 1870 through 1930 at the Music House Museum. Nickelodeons, music boxes, pipe organs and a Belgian dance organ come alive. Meal: B

DAY 4 Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train: Today, cross the border into Canada to board the Algoma Central Railway for a spectacular train ride through scenic Agawa Canyon during autumn foliage time. This all-day adventure takes you past massive rock formations, through thick forests of maple and birch and over pristine streams and lakes as you wind your way to Agawa Canyon. Explore the Agawa River and its waterfalls on the valley floor before returning to Sault Ste. Marie. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel: A trip to Mackinac Island is a like a trip back in time. From its bluff cottages to its quaint horse-drawn carriages (no cars are allowed on

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the island), this peaceful resort island offers a glimpse into life during a simpler and more genteel era. Upon arrival, tour the Island via horse-drawn carriage and step back in time as you enjoy the atmosphere of this unique treasure. At the end of the tour, the carriage brings you to the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel, the world’s largest summer hotel, built in 1897, and your home for the next two nights. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Explore Mackinac Island: You will have the entire day at leisure on Mackinac Island. Browse the many shops, visit historic Fort Mackinac or rent bikes and peddle along the coast of Lake Huron. “The Grand” is a venerable island institution and the perfect place to enjoy a stroll in the landscaped gardens or enjoy afternoon tea. Don’t forget to sample the world-famous Mackinac Island fudge! Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Traveling in the Great Lakes State: Leave Mackinac Island today and travel through the Great Lakes State. Michigan has the unique distinction of being surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. Your destination is Dearborn, the heartland of the Ford Motor Company.

Meal: B

DAY 8 Ford River Rouge Factory Tour and The Henry Ford Museum: This morning, you go behind the scenes at the world’s largest automotive complex as you watch the Ford F150 pickup truck being built on a Ford Motor Company factory tour. This afternoon you have the choice of visiting The Henry Ford Museum, often called “the attic” or Greenfield Village, also known as “America’s Hometown.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

Day 9 Journey Home: Your journey ends with a group transfer to Detroit Metropolitan Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. or Chicago O’Hare Airport for flights after 5:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Day 2 – Country Inn, Traverse City, Michigan

Days 3 and 4 – The Hotel Ojibway or Best Western PLUS, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Days 5 and 6 – Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Days 7 and 8 – DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan

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Tour Highlights

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• 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in downtown Chicago with a guided city tour

• Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

• Visit the Music House Museum with its one-of-akind collection of rare antique musical instruments

• Embark on a narrated rail excursion through scenic Agawa Canyon during autumn foliage time

• Spend two nights at the Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Mackinac Island

• Explore the charm of a bygone era on Mackinac Island and enjoy free time

• Tour Mackinac Island via a horse-drawn carriage en route to the hotel

• Take the River Rouge Ford Factory Tour to see the F150 pickup truck being built

• Have the choice of visiting either The Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village

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$249 PER PERSON AIRFARE from major U.S. cities. Call for details. Call for air schedules from your city to Chicago and from Detroit or Chicago.

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featuring Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans 8 DAYS • 11 MEALS Join us on an unforgettable musical journey to America’s Music Cities. From Nashville, the Home of Country Music to Memphis, the Birthplace of the Blues and on to New Orleans with its deep Jazz roots, you will be entertained and energized every step of the way. Nashville, Music City USA
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DAY 1 Arrive in Nashville, Tennessee: Arrive in Nashville, Music City USA and transfer to the glorious Gaylord Opryland Resort. Get to know the property on your own before meeting your traveling companions and Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner at the resort. Meal: D

DAY 2 Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry: Begin your musical adventure with a narrated driving tour of Nashville. See the Honkey Tonks, Music Row, the historic Ryman Auditorium and even a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Then, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Called the “Smithsonian of Country Music” because of its collection of artists’ artifacts, photographs, recorded sound and vintage video, the museum is highlighted by its core exhibit Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. After time to freshen up at the hotel you have reserved seats at the Granddaddy of Country shows, the Grand Ole Opry. Meal: B

DAY 3 Studio B and The Memphis Sound: Get that Nashville feel at historic RCA Studio B. Once the recording home of popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins and the Everly Brothers, it was here the “Nashville Sound” was born in the 1960’s and helped establish Nashville as an international recording center. Depart for Memphis where your first stop is at the Stax Museum of American Soul. The museum traces the roots of “Soulsville” the neighborhood once called home by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Memphis Slim and Booker T Jones. Meal: B

DAY 4 Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion and Estate: Today is devoted to Elvis Presley’s Graceland. You will tour the mansion, the heart of the 14-acre estate and see the living rooms, music room and “jungle” den. You will also see the meditation garden where “The King” is laid to rest.

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• 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Nashville’s Honky Tonks and Music Row

• Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the “Smithsonian of County Music”

• Reserved seats to the Granddaddy of Country shows, the Grand Ole Opry

• Tour historic RCA Studio B, the recording home of musicians Elvis Presley and Chet Atkins

• In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul and Sun Studio, known as “The Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll”

• Spend the day at Elvis Presley’s Graceland and tour the mansion, the meditation garden, his custom airplanes and Car Museum

• Visit the Delta Blues Museum and have lunch at the Ground Zero Blues Club

• Tour the B.B. King Museum and trace the roots of the Blues through the life of the man himself

• Take a narrated tour of Vicksburg National Military Park with a licensed guide

• Tour the majestic Oak Alley Plantation

• Narrated tour of New Orleans to see the historic French Quarter, Garden District and Bourbon Street

• New Orleans Jazz dinner cruise on the Mississippi River

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Also tour Elvis’ two custom airplanes, the Car Museum, The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum as well as the new state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex. Truly a day of musical history to remember. Later, visit Sun Studio, known as “The Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll”, as musical legends from the 50s began here. Imagine standing on the very same spot where Elvis was first recorded. Then, enjoy some delicious Memphis cooking at Central BBQ. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Delta Blues Museum, Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero and B.B. King: Travel south to the town of Clarksdale, located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49 and known as “The Crossroads.” Clarksdale’s roots with the Blues culture dates back to the 1920s. At the Delta Blues Museum, learn how the Blues was born and grew up in the area thanks to musicians like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Ike Turner. It is dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the Blues. Enjoy an included lunch at the Morgan Freeman-owned Ground Zero Blues Club, established in 2001 to celebrate the area’s rich Blues

heritage. At the B.B. King Museum trace the roots of Blues music from the cotton fields and juke joints through the life of the Blues’ foremost ambassador, Riley B.B. King. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Civil War Memories: This morning a licensed park guide leads you on a narrated tour of Vicksburg National Military Park. Learn about civilian life and military operations in the defense of Vicksburg in the spring and summer of 1863. Continue south for a stop at majestic Oak Alley Plantation. This impressive “Big House” sits on twentyfive acres of history and romance. Enjoy a tasty Mint Julep and take in the immense “alley” of 300-year-old live oak trees. Later, arrive in New Orleans for a two-night stay. Meal: B

DAY 7 New Orleans Sightseeing and Jazz Dinner

Cruise: Begin the day with a narrated tour of New Orleans. See the sights you’ve heard about for years such as the historic French Quarter, beautiful Garden District, colorful River Walk along the Mississippi and famous Bourbon Street. Enjoy free time on your own in the “Quarter” for lunch or maybe some beignets and coffee at Café du Monde before taking to the water for an exciting dinner

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Sun Studio is known as “The Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll” Café du Monde, New Orleans Credit: Brand USA

cruise aboard the paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz music while dining on regional cuisine as it sails along the Mississippi River.

Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Travel Home: Following breakfast, a group transfer to the New Orleans International Airport is available for flights out after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Nashville is $349 in 2024 and $359 in 2025, and in New Orleans is $269, tax and breakfast included.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee

Day 3 and 4 – The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Day 5 – Hampton Inn & Suites, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Days 6 and 7 – Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, New Orleans, Louisiana

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL

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Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island

featuring Two Nights at the Jekyll Island Club Resort

7 DAYS • 11 MEALS See three “Belles of the South” – Charleston, Jekyll Island and Savannah –dripping with Spanish Moss and steeped in history. Enjoy southern hospitality while visiting coastal islands, historic plantations and beautiful cities.

DAY 1 Arrive in South Carolina: Welcome to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with a transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions during a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel Meal: D

DAY 2 The Charm of Charleston and Boone Hall Plantation: Through the stories of those who founded Charleston, the local guide makes history come alive along these antebellum home-lined streets. See the Old Market and Exchange and the famous “Battery at the Harbor,” which overlooks Fort Sumter. At Boone Hall Plantation enjoy a taste of the Old South with a traditional Low Country Plantation lunch before a tour of the grounds. One of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall has been continually growing crops for over 320 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Beaufort and Jekyll Island: Depart Charleston for one of Georgia’s “Golden Isles’” Jekyll Island. En route, a stop is made at charming Beaufort, one of only a handful of towns in the nation that has had its entire downtown designated an historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beaufort is known for its southern hospitality, scenic waterfront charm, quaint shops and historic homes. Later, arrive at the romantic Victorian-style Jekyll Island Club Resort, originally built as an exclusive island getaway for the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families.

Meal: B

DAY 4 Jekyll Island and the Golden Isles: Begin the day with a narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island’s National Landmark Historic District and hear the fascinating stories of the island’s beginnings and development by the “rich and famous” of the late 1800s. In the afternoon, visit the largest of the Golden Isles, St. Simons, where Spanish

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moss-draped oaks line the island’s charming streets. See St. Simons Lighthouse, in operation since 1872, and Bloody Marsh, where British and Scottish soldiers defeated the Spanish. The balance of the day is free to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Jekyll Island Club. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Savannah: Travel to Savannah, the “Belle of the South” and discover why General Sherman found this city much too beautiful to burn during the Civil War. On a narrated trolley tour your driver-guide recounts the tales and secrets of the stately mansions of the lovely squares of Savannah’s Historic District. Pass the 1820 birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, the squares and streets where movies such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil were filmed. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Tybee Island and Free Time in Savannah: This morning it’s off to Tybee Island to visit the lighthouse that has been the guardian of the Savannah River since 1736. Visit the museum that features exhibits of early life on the island, and if you are feeling adventurous, take the exhilarating walk up the 154-foot-tall lighthouse. Later, feel free to discover the many shops along River Street and enjoy the beauty of the quaint squares perfect for relaxing. Tonight, dinner is served at one of Savannah’s fine restaurants serving up Southern cuisine. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Home: Bid a fond farewell to Savannah and leave with wonderful memories of the South’s most beautiful cities. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

• 11 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District

• Guided tour of Charleston, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in America

• Touring and lunch at Boone Hall Plantation, one of America’s oldest working plantations and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

• Stop at Beaufort, known for its southern hospitality and historic homes

• Spend two nights at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort, once the playground of the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families

• Narrated tram tour of Jekyll Island, a Golden Isle rich with majestic oak trees, Spanish moss and palmetto

• Visit St. Simons Island, the largest of the Golden Isles

• Spend two nights in the Historic District of Savannah, the “Belle of the South”

• Guided trolley tour of Savannah, the city deemed “too beautiful to burn” by General Sherman during the Civil War

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston, South Carolina

Days 3 and 4 – Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Charleston and from Savannah.

Days 5 and 6 – The Desoto, Savannah, Georgia

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Charleston is $359 in 2024 and $369 in 2025 and in Savannah is $359 in 2024 and $379 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

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From Blue Ridges to Blue

Grass featuring the Biltmore, Opryland and the Great Smoky Mountains

9 DAYS • 15 MEALS Embark on a journey from the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the Biltmore Estate, to the verdant Blue Grass pastures of the Kentucky Horse Park. Included are The Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge entertainment, My Old Kentucky Home and Nashville, the Home of Country Music.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Georgia: Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia today and transfer to the hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. Meal: D

DAY 2 Atlanta Sightseeing and Mary Mac’s: A local guide conducts a narrated panoramic tour of Atlanta, often called “The Big Peach.” See the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola and the CNN Center. A stop is made at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site before coming to a local favorite, Mary Mac’s Tea Room for lunch featuring some down-home southern cooking. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenery en route to North Carolina. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Biltmore Estate and Great Smoky Mountains

National Park: The Biltmore Estate is America’s largest home set on 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. This 250-room home was built by George Vanderbilt and features magnificent art, antiques and architecture. Enjoy an included lunch at the Estate. This afternoon the breathtaking beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains comes into view as you motorcoach through Great Smoky Mountain National Park. On the Tennessee side of the park sits Gatlinburg. Experience the history, beauty and nostalgia of this small town with its many galleries, unique craft shops and restaurants. Meals: B, L

Tour Highlights

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• 15 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Panoramic tour of Atlanta featuring the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park

• Enjoy lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room for delicious southern cooking

• Visit the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home, and have an included lunch at the Estate

• Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and visit Gatlinburg

• Experience the Titanic Museum, the world’s largest museum attraction

• Enjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, featuring top-notch riders and the patriotic Grand Finale

• Visit the Kentucky Horse Park to see their horse barns and enjoy an included lunch

• Tour Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation

• Stop at a local distillery for a tour and tasting

• Visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park with a mansion tour and biscuit-making demonstration

• Spend two nights in Nashville at the impressive Gaylord Opryland Resort

DAY 4 Titanic Museum and Dolly Parton’s

Stampede

: Begin the day at the world’s largest museum attraction, the Titanic Museum. This unforgettable hands-on experience features over 400 artifacts from the doomed vessel.

• Take a guided tour of “Music City” including the historic Ryman Auditorium

• Reserved seats to the famed Grand Ole Opry

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Then, visit the new “Island in Pigeon Forge,” the region’s big and beautiful walkable shopping and entertainment complex. Tonight, enjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Delight in a show featuring thirty-two magnificent horses and top-notch riders performing daring feats of trick riding in a Patriotic Grand Finale. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Kentucky Horse Park: At the Kentucky Horse Park take a comprehensive look at horse history and culture from around the world in the International Museum of the Horse. Meet Thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions, walk through the barns to meet former police horses and see the blacksmith facility. Enjoy an included lunch before moving on to Lexington. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Shaker Village and Bourbon Distillery:

Today, visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation. Learn the remarkable story of the Shakers through their iconic architecture, skilled craftsmanship, 34 surviving buildings and the farm. Later, stop at a local distillery. Here, take a guided tour to learn the ins and outs of whiskey-making complete with a tasting of their finely crafted spirits. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Blue Grass Parkway and My Old Kentucky Home State Park: Departing Lexington, travel west along the famed Blue Grass Parkway to Bardstown. Visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park including the 200-year-old mansion and plantation of the Rowan family. Tour the mansion, hear the history of Stephen Foster’s ballad and learn how to make biscuits in a live demonstration in the carriage house, complete with homemade jams. Later, arrive at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Meal: B

DAY 8 Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand

Ole Opry: A local guide joins you today for a narrated tour of Tennessee’s “Music City,” Nashville. See famed Music Row, with its recording studios, Broadway, with its Honky Tonks and even a full scale replica of the Parthenon. You even tour the historic Ryman Auditorium where many great artists have performed. At the Country Music Hall of Fame, visit one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Country Music. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill before taking your reserved seats to the granddaddy of all country music shows, the Grand Ole Opry. This is truly a night to remember. Meals: B, D

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DAY 9 Return Home: After breakfast a group transfer takes you to the Nashville International Airport for flights home departing after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta, Georgia

Day 2 – Hampton Inn and Suites, Asheville, North Carolina

Days 3 and 4 – Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Days 5 and 6 – Embassy Suites, Lexington, Kentucky

Days 7 and 8 – Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee

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September 20 $3,499 $1,289

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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Atlanta is $299 in 2024 and $309 in 2025, and in Nashville is $349 in 2024 and $369 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

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Steam Boating on the American Queen

from Memphis to New Orleans

10 DAYS • 24 MEALS Experience the grand old days of river cruising aboard the majestic American Queen. Enjoy overnights in the “The Big Easy,” New Orleans and the “The Blues City’” Memphis. Enjoy seven glorious days cruising the “Mighty Mississippi” aboard one of the nation’s finest paddlewheel steam boats, the American Queen while exploring the towns that made the river famous.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Tennessee: Arrive in Memphis, Tennessee today and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager and travelling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner featuring some of Memphis’ famous bar-be-que. Meal: D

DAY 2 Memphis, Graceland and Board the American Queen: Begin the day in Memphis as a local guide conducts a panoramic tour of the musical city. Then visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Tour the mansion, the heart of the 14-acre estate and see the living rooms, music room and “jungle” den. You will also see the meditation garden where “The King” is laid to rest. See Elvis’ two custom airplanes, tour the Car Museum, The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum as well as the new state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex. Later, board the American Queen Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Steam Boating and Port of Tunica, Mississippi: Spend a leisurely day of steam boating along the Mississippi River. Cruise alongside fertile farmland and past cypress swamps, vast wetlands and forested lands. Later in the day, you will arrive at Tunica, Mississippi, the state’s gateway for world-class gaming. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 Vicksburg, Mississippi: Known as the “Red Carpet City of the South”, Vicksburg, Mississippi perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Your *Hop-On Hop-Off day here features stops at the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Anchuca Mansion, the Old Courthouse Museum, the Old Depot Museum, the Lower Mississippi Museum, the Vicksburg Civil War Museum and the Bierdenharn Coca-Cola Museum.

Tour Highlights

• 24 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners

• Spend one night in Memphis and visit the 14-acre Graceland Estate of Elvis Presley including the home tour, meditation garden and car museum

• Experience the nostalgic days of Steam Boating along the Mississippi River aboard the beautifully restored American Queen with open bars, Wi-Fi and daily entertainment

• Call at Tunica, Mississippi’s gateway for world-class gaming excitement

• Call at Vicksburg, Mississippi, the “Red Carpet City of the South”, blending Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions

• Visit Natchez, Mississippi, the center of the Antebellum South and home to restored mansions Stanton Hall and Longwood, the largest octagonal house in the U.S.

• Call at quaint St. Francisville, with over 140 buildings on the National Register and beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside

• Stop at Louisiana’s state capitol, Baton Rouge Baton and explore the Cajun flavor of the region

• Tour the 1859 Greek Revival and Italianate-style mansion, Nottoway Plantation, the largest antebellum plantation house in the South

• Spend one night in New Orleans with included narrated city tour including Jackson Square and Garden District

• Dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking and learn about Cajun cooking in a fun & informative atmosphere

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Steam Boating on the American Queen

**Premium optional shore excursions may be offered in this port. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Natchez, Mississippi: Enjoy a *Hop-On Hop-Off day to explore Natchez, Mississippi, the center of the Antebellum South. Your included transportation allows you to hop off at the Old South Trading Post for some shopping, the Natchez Visitor’s Center, the Museum of African American History and Culture, and three of Natchez’s grandest mansions, Stanton Hall, Rosalie Mansion and Magnolia Hall. **Premium optional shore excursions may be offered in this port. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 St. Francisville, Louisiana: Today, continue down the Mississippi River to the quaint town of St. Francisville. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, bustling Main Street Shops and an ideal location on the bluffs above the Mississippi, St. Francisville is your window to the past. Your included *Hop-On Hop-Off day offers stops at historic Royal Street for a stroll or shopping, Old Market Hall, Grace Episcopal Church and the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum. **Premium optional shore excursions may be offered in this port. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Take a break from the quaint small towns along the Mississippi River with a stop at Baton Rouge, the state’s capital. Your included *HopOn Hop-Off tour features stops at the USS KIDD DD-661 Fletcher-Class Destroyer, the Capitol Park Museum, the Louisiana State Capitol, and the LSU Museum of Art. **Premium optional shore excursions may be offered in this port. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana: Enjoy an included tour of Nottoway Resort, with the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning historical plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offers a view of a truly grand plantation. The mansion flaunts three floors, 64 bedrooms, and displays an incredible 22 white square columns. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this American castle as we explore within the pristine walls followed by a stroll through the lush grounds and gardens. **Premium optional shore excursions may be offered in this port.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Arrive in New Orleans: Dock in New Orleans where a local guide conducts a tour of “The Big Easy”. See historic Jackson Square, featuring St. Louis Cathedral,

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the French Quarter as well as the Garden District. In the evening visit the New Orleans School of Cooking for dinner and learn about Cajun cooking in a fun and informative atmosphere. Meals: B, D

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee

Days 2 through 8 – Steam Boating aboard the American Queen Day 9 – Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown, New Orleans, Louisiana

2024 Departures

DAY 10 Travel Home: After breakfast, a group transfer is available to the New Orleans International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

** Premium optional shore excursions are in-depth experiences designed to satisfy your specific interests, and are offered at an additional cost. Information on available tours will be included in your river cruise documents package. Premium experiences require advanced reservations and are capacity controlled to provide an intimate and excellent experience. Activity levels vary.

MARCH 17, 24***

Add $249 for port charges, government taxes and fees, subject to change.

$150 PER PERSON SAVINGS when booked by September 30, 2023

*Hop-On Hop-Off options are subject to change.

***This departure operates in the opposite direction.

Rooms for the night after the tour are available. Cost for a room in New Orleans is $269, tax and breakfast included.

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Per Person Twin Single Room Add CAT STATEROOM A Deluxe Outside Stateroom $4,699 $3,059 B Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda $4,559 $2,969 C Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda $4,199 $2,739 D Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window $3,829 $2,499 E Inside Stateroom $3,099 $2,029
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Rivers and Rails of Texas

featuring San Antonio, Austin and Fort Worth

8 DAYS • 13 MEALS Experience the excitement of Texas from both river and rail while enjoying the history of San Antonio, the beauty of the Piney Woods and rustic cowboy culture of Fort Worth.

DAY 1 Arrive in Texas: Arrive in San Antonio today and transfer to your hotel on the Riverwalk. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 5:00 p.m. for the Drury Inn’s Kickback dinner.

DAY 2 San Antonio River Cruise and The Alamo:

The history of San Antonio comes alive as a local guide conducts a sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to Mission San Jose, followed by shopping at El Mercado, an authentic Mexican Marketplace. Then visit The Alamo, the famous fort where Davy Crockett and 185 other “Texans” fought against Mexico. Tour the museum and see the IMAX movie, Alamo – The Price of Freedom. Later, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the San Antonio River along the Paseo del Rio (Riverwalk). Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Austin’s Duck Tour and Texas Forces: Travel to Austin where you climb aboard an Austin “Duck” for a sightseeing tour by land and by water. This narrated amphibious tour includes Austin’s downtown area as well as a cruise on scenic Lake Austin. Following an included lunch continue to the Texas Military Forces Museum. Located on Camp Mabry Army Reserve base, it honors

Texas military personnel with exhibits dated from their fight for independence through today. Later, continue to Waco. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Magnolia Market at the Silos and Texas Rangers: Today enjoy time at the Magnolia Market at the Silos. Here, the spirit of Chip and Joanna Gaines is alive in the gardens and shops. Have lunch on your own at the “Siloteria” – a collection of food trucks located here. At The Silos Baking Co., numerous sweet treats await. Then a stop is made at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. It preserves the history and inspiring appreciation of the Texas Rangers. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 The Pearce Museum and Winery Visit: At the Pearce Museum, experience the Civil War through letters, diaries and artifacts including a battlefield medical tent. Also see the art of the American West including works by G. Harvey, Howard Terpning and James Muir. This contemporary display of well-known works tells the story of the historic west. Before arriving in Tyler, stop at Kiepersol Estates Winery and Distillery is made for a tasting of their fine products. Meals: B, L

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DAY 6 Texas State Railroad Dome Car: Travel to Palestine to board the historic Texas State Railroad. Visit the locomotive museum before taking your seat in the Sky High Scenic Dome Car. Enjoy a Champagne toast, freshly-prepared appetizers, soft leather seating and unobstructed birds-eye view of the East Texas Piney Woods region. Later, travel to Fort Worth for a two-night stay. Meals: B, L

DAY 7 Grapevine Vintage Railroad and Texas Star Dinner Theater: Climb aboard one of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s restored Victorian touring coaches for ride through history. Follow the old Cotton Belt Route from Grapevine to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Once a major stop on the Chisholm Trial, the Stockyards is home to the daily cattle drive where you will see the “drovers” bring their herd of Texas Longhorns through town. Tonight is an interactive murder mystery at the Texas Star Dinner Theater. Enjoy a delicious meal while the Texas Star’s cast take you on a light- hearted trip back to the Wild West.

Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Travel Home: Depart this morning with a group transfer to Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

Day 3 and 4 – Courtyard by Marriott, Waco, Texas

Day 5 – Homewood Suites, Tyler, Texas

Days 6 and 7 – Courtyard by Marriott, Fort Worth, Texas

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to San Antonio and from Dallas / Fort Worth. Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Antonio is $309 in 2024 and $319 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

Tour Highlights

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• 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in San Antonio including narrated city tour, The Alamo and river cruise on the Paseo del Rio

• Take a narrated Austin “Duck” tour of downtown and Lake Austin

• Shop at Magnolia Market at the Silos where the spirit of the Gaines’ is alive and well

• Visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

• Tour the Pearce Museum which commemorates the Civil War

• Ride the Texas State Railroad through the Piney Woods in exclusive Dome Cars with Champagne and appetizers

• Spend two nights in historic Fort Worth

• Ride in restored Victorian coaches on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

• See the daily cattle drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards

• Farewell dinner with entertainment at the Lone Star Dinner Theater

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May 19 $2,699 $1,099

September 15, 22 $2,699 $1,099

2025 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add

May 18 $2,839 $1,139

September 14, 21 $2,839 $1,139

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DAY 1 Arrive in Denver: Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High City.” Meet your fellow travelers at 5:00 p.m. for a get-acquainted dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D

DAY 2 Rocky Mountain National Park: Departing Denver, venture into Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center offers an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place. Meal: B

DAY 3 Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: Today, travel to historic Leadville to board the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad. While onboard, learn about the fascinating history of the railroads and hear ghost stories and tales of the wild from your conductor while traveling north along the Arkansas River Valley. Rising up 1,000 feet from the valley floor you will be greeted by spectacular views of Fremont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mount Massive and Mount Elbert. Later, travel through scenic Monarch Pass and Curecanti National Recreation Area and visit the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park while en route to Montrose. Meals: B, Box Lunch

DAY 4 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: Today, it’s “full steam ahead” as you board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Voted one of the “Top Ten Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World” by the Society of American Travel Writers, this route winds

Tour Highlights

• 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Experience SIX scenic rail excursions following historic routes of the Old West

❖ Travel along the Arkansas River Valley aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

❖ Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, voted one of the “Top Ten Most Exciting Rail Journeys in the World”

❖ Ride through the Rockies aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

❖ Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad across the famous Hanging Bridge

❖ Relive the gold mining days aboard the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

❖ Climb 14,000 feet on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway

• Visit beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains

• Tour Mesa Verde National Park with its amazing cliff dwellings, home to “the Ancient Ones”

• Visit the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park

• Drive through Garden of the Gods Park with its unique red sandstone formations

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through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest. The locomotives used today remain 100% coalfired, steam-operated and are maintained in their original condition. Later, check into the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Mesa Verde National Park: Visit the land of the ancient Pueblo Indians in Mesa Verde National Park. The fascinating cliff dwellings and culture of these people provide you with a look into a society that existed approximately 1,400 years ago. Building elaborate stone communities, the Ancestral Puebloan people developed their own society that existed for some 700 years, before disappearing. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad: Your day begins as you board the motorcoach and ride to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the original Rio Grande Line. This is America’s most spectacular narrow gauge steam railroad. Explore 50 miles of wild and rugged territory between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, the highest point on the railroad. Meals: B, L

DAY 7 Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Garden of the Gods: Aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad follow the 12-mile route along the old Denver and Rio Grande Western train line. Ride through the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas” on an unforgettable journey over the famous Hanging Bridge, which clings precariously to the steep granite walls of Royal Gorge. Then, enjoy a drive through the stunning Garden of the Gods. This 1,300 acre park reflects the rich diversity of the terrain and red sandstone formations tell a unique geological story. Meal: B

DAY 8 Cripple Creek and Pikes Peak Cog Railway: Begin the day with a ride on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Scenic wonders await around every curve and this century-old steam locomotive is reminiscent of the gold mining days of the area. Then “Ride to the Clouds” aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest cog railroad in the U.S. which stretches nine miles long as it vertically climbs to almost 14,000 feet. This evening assemble for a farewell dinner, sharing memories of this unforgettable scenic rail adventure. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Denver and Home: Following breakfast, say goodbye to Colorado with a group transfer to the Denver International Airport for flights home after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Holiday Inn East or DoubleTree Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Day 2 – Comfort Suites, Dillon, Colorado

Day 3 – Hampton Inn, Montrose, Colorado

Days 4 and 5 – Sky Ute Casino Resort, Ignacio, Colorado

Day 6 – Hampton Inn, Alamosa, Colorado

Days 7 and 8 – Radisson Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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From Black Hills to Badlands

featuring Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Deadwood

6 DAYS • 9 MEALS Visit South Dakota’s historic Black Hills and beautiful Badlands on one trip. See national monuments, historic towns, a multitude of wildlife and prehistoric remains all on one exciting journey.

DAY 1 Arrive in South Dakota: Your northwesterly journey begins in Rapid City. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Bear Country USA, Mount Rushmore and Journey Museum: Begin the day with a drive through Bear Country USA Wildlife Park to see the many bears, wolves and elk found here. Then pay a visit to the famed Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See the memorial, explore the museum and have an on own lunch. A visit to the Black Hills Gold Factory is always an enriching experience. Later, visit the Journey Museum where you learn about the Indian culture and heritage. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 The 1880 Train, Tatanka and Historic Deadwood:

This morning board the 1880 Train of the Black Hills Central Railroad for the spectacular mountain scenery found along the tracks laid in the 1880s to service the area mines. Enjoy free time for shopping in the rugged town of Keystone. A drive through scenic Spearfish Canyon brings you to Tatanka,

Story of the Bison. Founded by Kevin Costner, visit the Northern Plains People Center and Dances with Wolves movie costumes. In historic Deadwood, visit Mount Moriah Cemetery, known as “Boot Hill,” home to the graves of Old West legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. There will be time to explore the town, see the local street shows and have an included dinner in Deadwood. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Mammoth Site, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial: Your day starts in Hot Springs, home to Mammoth Site. This excavation site features the fossils of 58 woolly mammoths at the world’s largest site of its kind. Then travel into Custer State Park, home of the nation’s largest bison herd. Enjoy lunch on your own at the State Game Lodge before climbing aboard the park’s Jeeps for a tour among the bison herd. At the Crazy Horse Memorial, a bus takes you to the base of the carving for an up-close view. Return to the visitor center to see the exhibits, film and enjoy an included buffet dinner. Meals: B, D

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Golden Glow Canyon, Badlands National Park

DAY 5 Wall Drug Store and Badlands National Park:

Begin the day at the Chapel in the Hills, a quiet retreat nestled at the foot of the Black Hills. Then stop at famed Wall Drug Store, a unique shopping emporium featuring western clothing, Indian pottery and favorite watering hole since the 1930s. Enjoy time for shopping and an on own lunch. Then, a local guide takes you through Badlands National Park, a uniquely beautiful geologic area formed over millions of years by wind, rain and erosion. Later, return to Rapid City for a farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast, a group transfer to the Rapid City airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, South Dakota

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $269, tax and breakfast included.

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Tour Route

Tour Highlights

• 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend 5 nights in Rapid City, at the heart of the Black Hills

• Drive through Bear Country Wildlife Park and tour the Black Hills Gold Factory

• See Mount Rushmore, the world’s largest sculpture

• Learn about Indian culture at the Journey Museum

• Ride the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train to Keystone

• Drive through Spearfish Canyon to Tatanka, Story of the Bison

• Visit Deadwood, see Boot Hill Cemetery and have dinner

• See the fossil remains of wooly mammoths at Mammoth Site

• Take a Jeep ride through Custer State Park to see the bison herds

• Travel to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial with included dinner

• Visit the Chapel of the Hills and shop at famed Wall Drug Store

• Guided tour of Badlands National Park with its beautiful formations

• Special farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player

June 18 $2,199 $699

July 23 $2,199 $699

August 6 $2,199 $699

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The Great Buffalo Roundup of the Black Hills

featuring Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Deadwood

6 DAYS • 9 MEALS Visit South Dakota’s historic Black Hills and beautiful Badlands on one trip. See national monuments, historic towns, and feel the ground rumble as cowboys bring in the state’s buffalo herd at the Great Buffalo Roundup.

DAY 1 Arrive in South Dakota: Your northwesterly journey begins in Rapid City. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Crazy Horse Memorial and Historic Deadwood: Travel this morning to the Crazy Horse Memorial where a bus takes you to the base of the carving. Return to the visitor center to see the exhibits and film. In historic Deadwood, visit Mount Moriah Cemetery, known as “Boot Hill,” home to the graves of Old West legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. There will be time to explore the town, see the local street shows and enjoy an included dinner in Deadwood. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 1880 Train, Mount Rushmore and Bear Country USA: This morning board the 1880 Train of the Black Hills Central Railroad for the spectacular mountain scenery found along the tracks laid in the 1880s to service the

area mines. Enjoy free time for shopping in the rugged town of Keystone. Then pay a visit to the famed Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See the memorial and explore the museum. Later, take a drive through Bear Country USA Wildlife Park to see the many bears, wolves and elk found here. Return to Rapid City for an included dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 4

The Great Buffalo Roundup and Mammoth Site: Our day starts early in Custer State Park with a pancake breakfast to get ready for the Great Buffalo Roundup. Each fall the ground rumbles and the dust flies as cowboys and park crews saddle up to bring in the thundering herd of nearly 1,300 strong. After an included lunch at the State Game Lodge, travel to Hot Springs, home to the Mammoth Site. This excavation site features the fossils of 58 woolly mammoths at the world’s largest site of its kind. Meals: B, L

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Buffalo Roundup Custer State Park

DAY 5 Wall Drug Store and Badlands National Park: Begin the day at the Chapel in the Hills, a quiet retreat nestled at the foot of the Black Hills. Then stop at famed Wall Drug Store, a unique shopping emporium featuring western clothing, Indian pottery and favorite watering hole since the 1930s. Enjoy time for shopping and an on own lunch. Then, a local guide takes you through Badlands National Park, a uniquely beautiful geologic area formed over millions of years by wind, rain and erosion. Return to Rapid City for a farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player.

Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast, a group transfer to the Rapid City airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Courtyard by Marriott, Rapid City, South Dakota

Tour Highlights

• 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend five nights in Rapid City, at the heart of the Black Hills

• Travel to the base of the Crazy Horse Memorial to see the carving up close

• Visit Deadwood, see Boot Hill Cemetery and have dinner

• Ride the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train to Keystone

• See Mount Rushmore, the world’s largest sculpture

• Drive through Bear Country USA Wildlife Park

• Visit the Journey Museum

• Enjoy a pancake breakfast followed by the annual Great Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park

• Included lunch at Custer State Game Lodge

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Rapid City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $269, tax and breakfast included.

• See the fossil remains of woolly mammoths at Mammoth Site

• Visit the Chapel in the Hills and stop at famed Wall Drug Store

• Guided tour of Badlands National Park with beautiful formations

• Special farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player

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National Parks of the Southwest

featuring Arches, Zion and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

9 DAYS • 15 MEALS On a single holiday the beauty of the Southwest’s National Parks come alive. From delicate stone arches and beautiful, multi-colored canyons to towering stone monoliths and crystal-clear lakes, this journey is a delight to behold. Enjoy the relaxation of a float trip and the excitement of the nation’s entertainment center.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Utah: Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah. With flights arriving from across the country, meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Salt Lake City and Dead Horse Point State

Park: Enjoy a panoramic tour of Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon settlers more than 150 years ago. Then, venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado River as it snakes it is way through massive sandstone walls and colorful canyons. Continue to your hotel in Moab. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Arches National Park and Colorado River

Float Trip: Arches National Park contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. A local guide shows you the massive sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. Enjoy lunch before boarding a raft for a float trip on the Colorado River where your oarsman relates tales of the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Monument Valley Jeep Tour: After a visit to the Puebloan ruins at Edge of the Cedars State Park, come to the incredible Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where numerous Western movies, television shows and commercials have been filmed. A traditional Navajo lunch and Navajo-guided, four-wheel drive tour are included in your visit. Enjoy an included dinner in Page enroute to your lodging this evening. Meals: B, L, D

Tour Highlights

• 15 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Panoramic tour of Salt Lake City, founded by Mormons more than 150 years ago

• Visit Dead Horse Point State Park

• Spend two nights in Moab at the heart of Utah’s canyon country

• Tour Arches National Park with a guide and embark on a scenic float trip along the Colorado River

• Visit Monument Valley with included traditional Navajo lunch and guided four-wheel-drive jeep tour

• Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Powell, visit Glen Canyon Dam and drive along Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

• Experience the glory of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

• Spend two nights in Springdale, Utah, outside the entrance to Zion National Park

• Touring in Bryce Canyon National Park to see the multi-hued spires and cliffs set inside a natural amphitheater

• Embark on a narrated tour of Zion National Park with its sheer cliffs and painted sandstone walls

• Spend one night in exciting and glittering

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DAY 5 Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell Cruise: Today visit the iconic and majestic viewpoint at Horseshoe Bend. This leisurely .6 mile hike leads to one of the most spectacular views of the Colorado River as it meanders through the colorful rock. Later, you will see the massive Glen Canyon Dam and take a cruise on sky-blue Lake Powell through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Enjoy dinner tonight in the resort’s famed Rainbow Room Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Discover the Grand Canyon’s North Rim: Depart Page and visit the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge and take a scenic drive along Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Then, continue to experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.

Grand Canyon’s North Rim aglow in the

From the North Rim Lodge, enjoy incomparable views of this gaping chasm, about one mile deep and ten miles across. Those who have visited the heavily-traveled South Rim will be surprised to see that the views and environment are distinctively different here. Take in the Canyon’s unique beauty before departing for Springdale. Meal: B

DAY 7 Bryce Canyon National Park: Begin the day with a drive to the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park. Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock formations approximating castles, temples and even whole cities sculptured in stone! Called hoodoos, these structures have been formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. Meals: B, D

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DAY 8 Zion National Park and Las Vegas: Begin today in Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. Admire the towering rock walls surrounding you while touring aboard openair sightseeing tram. Later arrive in glittering Las Vegas to enjoy the excitement, energy and a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Homeward Bound: Your tour ends with a group transfer to the Harry Reid International Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – DoubleTree Suites Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah

Days 2 and 3 – Aarchway Inn, Moab, Utah

Days 4 and 5 – Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona

Days 6 and 7 – Holiday Inn Express, Springdale, Utah

Day 8 – Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada

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June 23 $3,349 $1,449

July 14 $3,349 $1,449

August 4 $3,349 $1,449

September 15, 22 $3,349 $1,449

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Salt Lake City and from Las Vegas.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Salt Lake City is $279 and in Las Vegas is $159, tax and breakfast included.

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Yellowstone and Jackson Hole

featuring Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole

7 DAYS • 10 MEALS The beauty of Yellowstone National Park comes to life with the natural wonders of Old Faithful, the Norris Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Tour scenic Grand Teton National Park, take a scenic float trip on the Snake River and discover treasures of the Old West in historic Jackson Hole.

DAY 1 Arrive in Salt Lake City: Begin your Yellowstone and Jackson adventure as you gather in Salt Lake City. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Travel to Yellowstone National Park: Travel north from Salt Lake today and into Idaho, the Gem State, to West Yellowstone. Entering Yellowstone through the west gate, you will get your first glimpse of the park’s geothermal wonders and beauty en route to your lodging. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Yellowstone National Park: A full day of sightseeing in Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park, features outstanding natural spectacles including renowned geysers and thermal basins. Your tour begins with the awesome 1,200-foot-deep Grand Canyon of

Yellowstone, including views from Inspiration and Lookout Points. Also see Norris Geyser Basin, filled with an incredible variety of steam vents, mud pots, geysers, and hot springs. Then, head for storied Old Faithful geyser, named for its regular eruptions about every 80 to 90 minutes for some 150 years, before returning to your park lodge. Meal: B

DAY 4 Grand Teton National Park: This morning, travel along Rockefeller Memorial Parkway into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, drive alongside lovely Jackson and Jenny Lakes, visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, while, of course enjoying splendid views of the rugged, towering Tetons along the way. Tonight the dinner bell will call you to the Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Show for an evening of song, stories, entertainment and authentic cowboy chow. Meals: B, D

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DAY 5 Scenic Float Trip and Jackson Hole: The spectacular vistas of the Grand Teton mountains offer a thrilling view from the white waters of the Snake River during a delightful floating trip. With its wooden boardwalks and unique antler horn arches, downtown Jackson Hole brings the Old West to life. During the summer, catch local cowpokes in action at the Jackson Hole Rodeo, or enjoy a show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse, subject to the Rodeo’s schedule. Meal: B

DAY 6 Salt Lake City: Travel back to Salt Lake City today. Take a step back in time as you explore Salt Lake City’s historic Temple Square and walk in the footsteps of the Mormon settlers who founded this city more than 150 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Travel Home: After breakfast transfer to the Salt Lake City International Airport for flights home anytime today. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

• 10 Meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Travel through scenic Idaho, the Gem State

• Spend two nights in Yellowstone National Park

• Full day narrated tour of Yellowstone National Park to see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Inspiration Point and the Norris Geyser Basin

• See America’s first national park’s famed geyser, Old Faithful

• Enjoy a Snake River float trip through Grand Teton National Park

• Spend two nights in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

• Delicious dinner and lively entertainment at the Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Show

• Attend the Jackson Rodeo (subject to their schedule) or the Jackson Hole Playhouse

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 6 – DoubleTree Suites Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah

Days 2 and 3 – Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Days 4 and 5 – 49er Inn and Suites, Jackson, Wyoming

• Salt Lake City touring including Temple Square

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June 22 $3,199 $1,329

July 20 $3,199 $1,329

September 7 $3,199 $1,329

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DAY 1 Arrive in Colorado: Begin your Western frontier adventure as you gather in Denver, Colorado. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Travel to South Dakota and Mount Rushmore: Travel through Wyoming into South Dakota. Arrive at the epic Mount Rushmore National Memorial where four of the nation’s noted Presidents are immortalized. See the monument, enjoy dinner and experience the largest statue museum in the world. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Black Hills Touring and Custer State Park

Jeep Ride: Begin the day with an exciting open-air jeep ride through Custer State Park. Enjoy the interesting sights and commentary of our driver/guides through the park in search of the country’s herd of American bison. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, which will be 563 ft high and 641 ft long when completed! Meal: B

DAY 4 Deadwood Touring and Devils Tower: The town of Deadwood was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967 and preserves the history and legends of the Wild West from its beginnings as a mining town. A brief tour of the town takes you along the same streets walked by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Also visit Boot Hill, the final resting place of some of Deadwood’s famous citizens. Crossing into Wyoming today, come to Devils Tower National Monument. Towering 1,267 feet above Belle Fourche River, this looming monolith served as the backdrop for the classic Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Meals: B, D

Tour Highlights

• 15 Meals: 9 breakfasts and 6 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue monument in the world

• Take an exciting open-air Jeep tour through Custer State Park to view the herds of American bison

• Black Hills touring including Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest statue in the world

• Tour the historic town of Deadwood including legendary Boot Hill Cemetery

• Visit awe-inspiring Devils Tower National Monument

• Tour the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody

• Spend two nights in Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and home to famed geyser, Old Faithful

• Snake River float trip through Grand Teton National Park

• Spend two nights in Jackson Hole and enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Show

• Attend the Jackson Rodeo (subject to their schedule) or the Jackson Hole Playhouse

• Salt Lake City touring including Temple Square

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DAY 5 Cody and Buffalo Bill Territory: Today, travel across the expansive Bighorn Mountains, where cowboys still graze their flocks of sheep and herds of cattle as in days of the Old West. As legendary as the sweeping plains and towering mountains of the Old West were, so were the personalities that became drawn to the frontier. At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, you’ll encounter some of these historic figures, including Bill himself, the renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Indian chief Sitting Bull before arriving in Yellowstone National Park. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Yellowstone National Park: A full day of sightseeing in Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park, features outstanding natural spectacles including renowned geysers and thermal basins. Your tour begins with the awesome 1,200-foot-deep Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, including views from Inspiration and Lookout Points. Also see Norris Geyser Basin, filled with an incredible variety of steam vents, mud pots, geysers, and hot springs. Then, head for storied Old Faithful geyser, named for its regular eruptions about every 80 to 90 minutes for some 150 years, before returning to your park lodge Meal: B

DAY 7 Grand Teton National Park: This morning, travel along Rockefeller Memorial Parkway into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, drive alongside lovely Jackson and Jenny Lakes, visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, while, of course enjoying splendid views of the rugged, towering Tetons along the way. Tonight the dinner bell will call you to the Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Show for an evening of song, stories, entertainment and authentic cowboy chow. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Scenic Float Trip and Jackson Hole: The spectacular vistas of the Grand Teton mountains offer a thrilling view from the white waters of the Snake River during a delightful floating trip. With its wooden boardwalks and unique antler-horn arches, downtown Jackson Hole brings the Old West to life. During the summer, catch local cowpokes in action at the Jackson Hole Rodeo or enjoy a show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse, subject to the Rodeo’s schedule. Meal: B

DAY 9 Salt Lake City: Take a step back in time as you explore Salt Lake City’s historic Temple Square and walk in the footsteps of the Mormon settlers who founded this city

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more than 150 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 10 Travel Home: After breakfast transfer to the Salt Lake City International Airport for flights home anytime today. Meal: B

FREE AIRFARE from major U.S. cities. Call for details. Call for air schedules from your city to Denver and from Salt Lake City.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Denver is $329 and in Salt Lake City is $279, tax and breakfast included.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Holiday Inn East or DoubleTree Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Days 2 and 3 – Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, South Dakota

Day 4 – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, Sheridan, Wyoming

Days 5 and 6 – Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Days 7 and 8 – 49er Inn and Suites, Jackson, Wyoming

Day 9 – DoubleTree Suites Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Old Faithful geyser eruption in Yellowstone National Park

Sedona’s Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon

featuring Two Historic Rail Journeys

6 DAYS • 8 MEALS Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the southwest, take a ride on two of Arizona’s scenic railways, experience the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, visit an old mining town and explore Montezuma Castle National Monument.

DAY 1 Arrive in Arizona: Your Arizona adventure begins as you arrive in Phoenix and are transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a transfer to Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse where a total cowboy western experience awaits. A delicious dinner, live entertainment and unlimited drinks are the order of the night. Meal: D

DAY 2 Montezuma Castle and Sedona Trolley Tour:

This morning, visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, an ancient five-story Indian dwelling carved out of a great limestone cliff. In Sedona, your narrated trolley tour visits the south side of town, highlighted by Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Gallery Row and a stop at the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. Meal: B

DAY 3 Grand Canyon Railway and the South Rim: Travel to the spectacular South Rim of the Grand

Canyon today. Enjoy breathtaking views while traveling along the rim. Then, climb aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and enjoy the ever-changing terrain, from pine to prairies to high desert. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Sedona at Leisure: Sedona, an artist community, is set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Its breathtaking beauty fills the senses and soothes the soul. Today has been reserved as a day of leisure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the warmth of the Arizona sun, explore the eclectic art galleries and craft shops, or take an optional guided jeep tour through the Sedona backcountry. Meal: B

DAY 5 Verde Canyon Railroad: This morning, stop in Jerome, an old mining town and melting pot for those who dreamed of making a quick fortune. Once virtually a ghost town, it is now restored with shops, museums

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and art. Later, climb aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad for a spectacular journey over old-fashioned trestles, past ancient Indian ruins and through a 700-foot tunnel. Enjoy the views from the comfort of your First Class seat or from one of the open-air viewing cars. Watch for wildflowers, blooming cacti and wildlife in their natural habitat. Tonight, chow down with a chuckwagon supper at the “Blazin’ M Ranch” and Western Stage Show. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: Your Arizona adventure comes to a close today with a group transfer to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Hilton Garden Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona

Days 2 through 5 – Sedona Real Inn and Suites or Element Sedona, Sedona, Arizona

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• 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in Scottsdale and enjoy a welcome dinner with drinks at Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse

• Experience two of Arizona’s scenic rail excursions:

❖ Ride the Grand Canyon Railway after visiting the awesome Grand Canyon

❖ Journey through Verde Canyon in first class comfort aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad

• Spend four nights in Sedona, at the heart of Red Rock Country

• Experience the breathtaking beauty of Grand Canyon National Park

• Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument, an ancient Indian dwelling carved into a limestone cliff

• Narrated trolley tour of Sedona

• Enjoy rip-roarin’ entertainment and a chuckwagon supper at the Blazin’ M Ranch and Western Stage Show

• Relax with a day at leisure in Sedona for shopping and exploring on your own, or take an optional Jeep tour

• Visit the old mining town of Jerome

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From the Red Rocks to the Rockies

featuring Four National Parks and the Rocky Mountaineer

7 DAYS • 12 MEALS The beauty of Utah’s colorful National Parks come into view along with Colorado’s rugged Rocky Mountains on a journey aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer. Experience the excitement of Las Vegas, the multi-hued canyons of Zion and Bryce as well as the unique features of Arches and quiet beauty of Rocky Mountain National Parks. This is a trip to remember.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Las Vegas: Arrive today in “The Entertainment Capital of the World” exciting Las Vegas. Transfer to your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a welcome dinner leaving you plenty of time to enjoy this glittering city. Meal: D

DAY 2 Red Rock Country and Zion National Park: Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and venture into the canyonlands and red rocks of southern Utah. Come to awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. Look up at the towering rock walls surrounding you on all sides as you tour this incredible natural wonder aboard an open-air sightseeing tram. Feel free to hop-off and hop-on as you make your way through the canyon. Be sure to leave time for exploring and shopping in picturesque Springdale. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Bryce Canyon National Park: Begin the day with a drive to the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park. Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock formations approximating castles, temples and even whole cities sculptured in stone! Bryce’s endless concentration of “Hoodoos” – irregular columns of rock, is the largest collection in the world. Then, continue to Moab located at the heart of canyon country. Meals: B, L

Tour Highlights

• 12 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in Las Vegas, “The Entertainment Capital of the World”

• Explore Utah’s canyonlands and red rocks on an open air tram tour through awe-inspiring Zion National Park

• See the “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park with vividly-colored rock formations called “Hoodoos”

• Tour Arches National Park to see the largest concentration of stone arches in the world

• Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Silver Leaf Class from Moab to Glenwood Springs following the Colorado River and passing beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs and canyons

• Spend another day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer across Colorado with spacious, reclining seats and oversized glass-dome windows, crossing the Continental Divide and travel the six-mile-long Moffatt Tunnel

• Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak

• Spend two nights in Denver, the “The Mile-High City” and take a narrated sightseeing tour with a local guide

• Farewell dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange

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DAY 4 Arches National Park and Board the Rocky Mountaineer: Begin the day in Arches National Park with contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. A local guide shows you the massive red sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. In the afternoon, board the famed Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin the journey eastward. Depart Moab and travel through Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area. See Parachute Creek and Mount Logan while following the scenic Colorado River and taking in beautiful red rock formations, desert cliffs of Ruby Canyon and mountain vistas. Overnight is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Denver: A full day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is the plan for the day. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the comfort of your spacious, reclining seats and through the train’s oversized glass-dome windows. The onboard culinary

experience highlights cuisine and ingredients local to the Southwestern U.S. From dense wooded forests and white-capped mountains of White River National Forest, to the picturesque Byers and Gore Canyons and the raging rivers and tranquil mountain lakes of Arapahoe National Forest, this journey is a joy. Cross the Continental Divide with a sparkling wine toast while cutting through the six-mile-long Moffatt Tunnel. Later, arrive in Denver for a two-night stay. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Rocky Mountain National Park: This morning, venture into Rocky Mountain National Park, a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet on the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, the park is filled with breathtaking scenery and experiences. Following the Trail Ridge Road a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center offers an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating place. Return to Denver where a local guide conducts a narrated tour. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange. Meals: B, D

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DAY 7 Homeward Bound: This morning a group transfer to the Denver International Airport is available for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

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Room for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Las Vegas is $269, and in Denver is $449, tax and breakfast included.

*These departures operate in the opposite direction.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Treasure Island, Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 2 – Holiday Inn Express, Springdale, Utah

Day 3 – Aarchway Inn, Moab, Utah

Day 4 – Hotel Colorado or similar, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Days 5 and 6 – Hilton Garden Inn or Holiday Inn East, Denver, Colorado

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta featuring Santa Fe and Pecos National Historic Park

6 DAYS • 8 MEALS Dazzling during the day, the spectacle of hundreds of hot air balloons is even better when they light up at dawn and dusk. See these amazing displays, explore early Pueblo life and enjoy the artists of Santa Fe.

DAY 1 Arrive in Albuquerque: Each October, the skies of New Mexico are painted with hundreds of balloons as they lift off from Fiesta Park. This evening, join your Tour Manager for an orientation at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Balloon Fiesta’s “Mass Ascension” and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: Depart very early for Fiesta Park. Founded in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to more than 600 balloons from all over the world. View the “mass ascension” of these specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. Tonight, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and enjoy a dinner featuring regional cuisine and an exclusive live performance from a Native American dance troupe. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Albuquerque City Tour and Evening “Balloon

Glow”: Today, enjoy a city tour and explore the history of Albuquerque. There is free time today to explore Old Town. Get ready for a real treat this evening at the Balloon Glow

event. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color. Meal: B

DAY 4 Santa Fe Touring: A local Guide joins you for a walking tour of historic Santa Fe. Visit the Loretto Chapel, whose staircase is a marvel of architectural ingenuity. For shoppers, Governor’s Plaza will provide a variety of shops and artist studios. Meal: B

DAY 5 Pecos National Historic Park: Travel east of Santa Fe to visit Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of Pecos Pueblo and Mission. Pecos is the site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Glorieta Pass that was fought March 26-28, 1862. Tonight, enjoy dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Depart for Home: A group transfer takes you to Albuquerque’s Sunport Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 3 – Best Western Rio Grande Inn or Hampton Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Days 4 and 5 – Hilton at Buffalo Thunder or DoubleTree Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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• 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend three nights in historic Albuquerque, a city rich in Native American Culture

• Marvel at the “Mass Ascension” of the balloons and watch as the sky above Albuquerque fills with color in a spectacular display of sight and sound

• Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center with dinner and exclusive live performance of a Native American dance troupe

• Guided sightseeing tour of Albuquerque including historic Old Town, a maze of cobbled courtyards, hidden patios and numerous galleries and shops

• Be amazed as all balloons fire their burners filling them with light at the evening Balloon Glow

• Spend two nights in Santa Fe, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the foothills of the Rockies

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• Visit Pecos National Historic Park, site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War

• Embark on a walking tour of Santa Fe including Governor’s Plaza, San Miguel Mission and Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase

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Colorful Canyons and Beautiful Balloons

featuring Six National Parks and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

12 DAYS • 17 MEALS This holiday is the perfect blend of the beauty of the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and the amazing National Parks in the Southwest. Explore six National Parks on this incredible journey, enjoy a float trip on the Colorado River, and take a scenic cruise on Lake Powell.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Utah: Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dinner with your traveling companions. Meal: D

DAY 2 Salt Lake City and Dead Horse Point State Park: Enjoy a panoramic tour of Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon settlers more than 150 years ago. Then, venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado River as it snakes its way through massive sandstone walls and colorful canyons, mesas and buttes of the area. Later, continue to Moab and your hotel. Meal: B

DAY 3 Arches National Park and Colorado River Float Trip: Arches National Park contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. A local guide shows you the massive sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. Enjoy lunch before boarding a raft for a float trip on the Colorado River. During the leisurely ride your oarsman will tell tales of the area as you explore river passages and rock formations such as Fisher Towers. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Capitol Reef National Park and Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument: A morning scenic drive brings you to impressive Capitol Reef National Park, where white sandstone “domes” cap massive reef-like cliffs. Then, travel along Utah’s incredible Highway 12 Scenic Byway as you wind your way through spectacular Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

• 17 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Visit Dead Horse Point State Park

• Spend two nights in Moab and spend two nights in Utah’s canyon country

• Tour Arches National Park with a local guide and embark on a scenic float trip with a picnic lunch along the Colorado River

• Travel through Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument and visit Capitol Reef National Park

• Touring in Bryce Canyon National Park

• Embark on a narrated tour of Zion National Park

• Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Powell

• Explore Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim

• Drive through the Petrified Forest National Park and see the Painted Desert

• Enjoy the Balloon Fiesta including the evening Balloon Glow

• Marvel at the “Mass Ascension” of the balloons above Albuquerque in a display of sight and sound

• Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway in the Cibola National Forest

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DAY 5 Bryce Canyon National Park: Today, visit Bryce Canyon National Park with spectacular views of the cavernous canyons. The Park is named for just one of the many canyons that form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Erosion has carved colorful limestone into thousands of spires, arches and mazes. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Zion National Park and Lake Powell Cruise: Today’s sightseeing features awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. Look up at the towering rock walls surrounding this incredible natural wonder aboard open-air sightseeing trams. This afternoon, take a boat tour on sky-blue Lake Powell. Dinner tonight is in the Rainbow Room at the Lake Powell Resort. Meal: B

DAY 7 Glen Canyon Dam and Navajo Bridge: Touring today includes a visit to the 710-feet high Glen Canyon Dam followed by a scenic drive along Vermilion Cliffs National Monument to see the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Grand Canyon South Rim: Entering through the east gate, arrive at Grand Canyon National Park’s amazing south rim. World-renowned for its remarkable beauty and diverse range of rock layers, the Grand Canyon offers visitors an unmatched display of scenic wonders and breathtaking views. Meal: B

DAY 9 Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert: Drive through one of the world’s largest concentrations of petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park and see the multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert. Meals: B, D

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DAY 10 Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension and Evening

Balloon Glow: It’s an early start today at the Fiesta Grounds for the “mass ascension” of over 600 specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. Later a local guide joins you for a tour of Albuquerque to learn about the history of the area. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color at the Balloon Glow. Meal: B

DAY 11 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Sandia Peak: The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was designed to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and features original artwork, exhibits and theater presenting the accomplishments of the people of New Mexico. Later, take a thrilling ride aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for incredible views of the Rio Grande Valley. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 12 Depart for Home: Transfer to Albuquerque’s Sunport Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – DoubleTree Suites Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah

Days 2 and 3 – Aarchway Inn, Moab, Utah

Day 4 – Best Western Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City, Utah

Day 5 – Holiday Inn Express, Springdale, Utah

Days 6 and 7 – Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona

Day 8 – Drury Inn, Flagstaff, Arizona

Days 9 through 11 – Hampton Inn or DoubleTree Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Call for air rates from your city to Salt Lake City and from Albuquerque.

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Montana and Glacier National Park

featuring the Gates of the Mountains and Going-to-the-Sun Road

8 DAYS • 12 MEALS The awesome grandeur of Glacier National Park is on display from the comfort of a historic Red Bus travelling along the legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road. Cruise through Waterton Lakes National Park and follow in Lewis & Clark’s footsteps to the Gates of the Mountains.

DAY 1 Arrive in Spokane, Washington: Spokane is Washington’s second largest city but retains a “small town” ambience. The downtown area is especially attractive with Riverfront Park and Spokane Falls. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Wallace, Idaho and Kalispell, Montana: Wallace, Idaho, is an old mining town and is one of the few places where the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has one of the best collections of turnof-the-century architecture in the Pacific Northwest. There are several interesting museums that offer a glimpse into the fascinating history of the area. Continue into Montana and travel along the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, Flathead Lake. More than 28 miles long, it occupies a trough dredged out by a great glacier about 12,000 years ago. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Glacier National Park: Welcome to Glacier National Park! Founded in 1910, the park is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. The vistas seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road, named one of the top 100 scenic drives, are breathtaking and a photographer’s paradise. The best way to travel is via the Red Buses whose drivers are known as “jammers.” The antique red buses are both a symbol of the park and a reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style. The name “jammer” is carried over from the days when the buses had standard transmissions and the drivers could be heard “jamming” the gears as they drove up and down the rugged mountainous highway. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Travel north into Canada to Waterton Lakes National Park and embark on a boat cruise of Upper Waterton Lake,

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with its deep scenic bays, sheer vertical mountains and beautiful wilderness surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy an included lunch at the Lakeside Chophouse and see the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Great Falls Touring: Depart for Great Falls today. This area held great significance for the Lewis & Clark Expedition. You visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center to learn about the explorers who were forced to spend nearly a month around the falls in June 1805. Much of the Missouri River in this area is as it was when Lewis and Clark first viewed it over 200 years ago. Then visit The History Museum which preserves the historical and folk heritage of the North Central Montana Region. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 The Gates of the Mountain Cruise: Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on a journey to the Gates of the Mountains. This historical boat trip along the Missouri River traverses spectacular cliffs towering 1,200 feet on either side. Meal: B

DAY 7 Miracle of America Museum and Flathead Lake

Cruise: Take the drive to Polson this morning for a visit to the Miracle of America Museum. The collection of “Americana” artifacts is in the thousands and is scattered throughout an handful of buildings. Continue up the west side of the lake to the town of Lakeside to climb aboard your vessel for a narrated cruise on scenic Flathead Lake. The largest natural fresh water lake west of the Great Lakes, Flathead Lake’s breathtaking splendor is sure to please. Return to Missoula for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Travel Home: Following breakfast a group transfer to the Missoula Airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B

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• 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Visit the historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, the “Silver Capital of the World”

• Spend two nights at the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier

• Travel the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in a “jammer” Red Bus through Glacier National Park

• Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Upper Waterton Lake in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park

• Have lunch in Waterton and make a photo stop at the Prince of Wales Hotel

• Trace the footsteps of the two of the nation’s greatest explorers at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

• Visit The History Museum in Great Falls

• Embark on a historical boat cruise on the Missouri River to the Gates of the Mountain

• Visit the capital city of Helena and spend free time in the Last Chance Gulch area

• Tour the Miracle of America Museum whose collection of “Americana” numbers in the thousands

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Hampton Inn, Spokane, Washington

Day 2 – Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, Montana

Days 3 and 4 – Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, Montana

Day 5 – Hampton Inn, Great Falls, Montana

Days 6 and 7 – Best Western PLUS Grant Creek Inn, Missoula, Montana

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Spokane and from Missoula.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Spokane is $249, and in Missoula is $299, tax and breakfast included.

• Take to the water for a narrated cruise on scenic Flathead Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Great Lakes

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Highlights of the Columbia and Snake Rivers

featuring Timberline Lodge, Hells Canyon and the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

8 DAYS • 16 MEALS Experience the best of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. From Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge and the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Falls to the Snake River’s Hells Canyon and two nights at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.

DAY 1 Arrive in Oregon: Welcome to Portland. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the hotel. Meal: D

DAY 2 Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge: Begin by traveling to Mount Hood, the highest mountain in the state. Lunch is at the incredible Timberline Lodge. Considered an architectural wonder, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Back in Portland, enjoy a guided tour of the city which includes the Old Town Historic District and International Rose Test Gardens. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 The Spectacular Columbia River Gorge: Depart Portland for the spectacular Columbia River Gorge where sheer cliffs rise 2,000 feet. See Vista House and stop at beautiful Multnomah Falls, a 600-foot tall roaring cascade of water as well as mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. Later, arrive in Pendleton, known for its western heritage and traditions. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Fort Walla Walla: Crossing into Washington today a stop is made at Fort Walla Walla. Dating from 1806, when Lewis and Clark traveled the area, Fort Walla Walla has seen the 1840s wagon trains, the 1856 military post and the 1860s gold rush days. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Hells Canyon Day Jet Boat Excursion: Embark today on an epic Jet Boat journey on the incredible Snake River into Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America. Learn about Native American history, the pioneers and gold miners on this 120-mile excursion. Enjoy your deli-style box lunch served under the fruit trees at Cache Creek Ranch. Travel through three states and see the confluence of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Then, check into the fabulous Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel with plenty of time to freshen up before enjoying an authentic cultural experience featuring live performance, song, storytelling and dinner. Meals: B, L, D

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Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Falls

DAY 6 Eagle Aviary Tour and Lake Coeur d’Alene Dinner

Cruise: The day begins with a tour of the Eagle Aviary located across Coeur d’Alene Lake. Learn about and see up close the eagles and other raptors cared for by tribal wildlife staff under the direction of wildlife biologist Janie Veltkamp. Enjoy an included lunch and spend time shopping in the local native store. Then, return to the property with time to freshen up before the evening dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 SkyRide Gondola and Spokane Falls: Take the short drive to Spokane, Washington, boasting the second largest waterfall in the nation. At Riverfront Park you will board the SkyRide gondola for a thrilling ride across the Spokane River and mighty Spokane Falls. Long considered sacred by the Native American tribes, the falls carves its way through the city with spectacular natural beauty. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Travel Home: Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer to the Spokane International Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, Oregon

Day 3 – Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Pendleton, Oregon

Day 4 – Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, Lewiston, Idaho

Days 5 and 6 – Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, Worley, Idaho

Day 7 – Hampton Inn, Spokane, Washington

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Portland and from Spokane.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Clackamas is $199, and in Spokane is $259, tax and breakfast included.

Tour Highlights

• 16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• See majestic Mount Hood and have lunch at Timberline Lodge

• Panoramic tour of Portland including Old Town Historic District and International Rose Test Gardens

• See the highlights of the Columbia Gorge including Vista House, Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam

• Visit the Fort Walla Walla Museum whose history spans back to the days of Lewis and Clark

• Take an exciting narrated Jet Boat excursion on the Snake River into rugged Hells Canyon with an included lunch

• Spend two nights at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

• Authentic Native American Cultural Experience and Dinner with tribal entertainment and cuisine

• Take the Eagle Aviary Tour and see eagles and other raptors with Tribal wildlife staff

• Free time for shopping in the local native store

• Narrated dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene

• Touring in Spokane including the SkyRide gondola

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Olympic National Parks

featuring Seattle, Tacoma and Victoria

9 DAYS • 13 MEALS Explore the Pacific Northwest from Seattle’s vibrant waterfront to the English charm of British Columbia’s capital, Victoria. Along the way, see the deep, dark waters of Puget Sound, the majesty of Mount Rainier and the beauty of Olympic National Park.

DAY 1 Travel to Washington: Arrive at Seattle and transfer to your hotel in Tacoma. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Museum of Glass and LeMay-America’s Car

Museum: Today starts with a “hands on” session in a Tacoma “glass hot shop,” where you’ll design and make your own art glass pieces. Then, visit the renowned Museum of Glass and cross the Chihuly Bridge of Glass filled with the artist’s glass works. See the collection of classic vehicles at the LeMay-America’s Car Museum

Meal: B

DAY 3 Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Mount Rainier

National Park: At the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, take an open-air tram tour to view American bison, Roosevelt elk, caribou and moose. Mount Rainier stands at 14,410 feet and is the focal point of the park. Fields of wildflowers,

forests of giant Douglas fir, icy glaciers and valleys teeming with wildlife are found here. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Seattle City Tour and Museum of Flight: A guided tour of Seattle includes Pioneer Square Historic District, Waterfront Park and the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Locks. Following free time at Pike Place Market, you’ll visit the numerous displays and historic aircraft, Space Gallery and Boeing’s original Red Barn factory at Seattle’s outstanding Museum of Flight. Meal: B

DAY 5 Olympic’s Port Cities and Sequim Lavender Farm: Cross the Tacoma Narrow Bridge to the Olympic Peninsula and visit the charming village of Port Gamble before coming to Port Townsend for a guided tour, with its handsome Victorian-era homes. This afternoon, tour the colorful lavender farm in the Sequim area before coming to your waterfront hotel. Meals: B, D

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Take a Seattle city tour

DAY 6 Olympic National Park: Today, embark on a scenic drive through extraordinary Olympic National Park. See the beautiful Lake Crescent, panoramic vistas of the towering Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the mile-high Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Meal: B

DAY 7 Ferry to Victoria, BC and Butchart Gardens: Have your passports handy as you ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island. Here, Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. See the Parliament Buildings and the impressive Empress Hotel. Discover why Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese and rose gardens. Dinner tonight is included at the Victoria Harbour House Restaurant. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Forks and the Quinault Rainforest: Travel to Forks and visit John’s Beachcombing Museum followed by a photo stop at the Kalaloch Lodge. Witness the panoramic views of Lake Quinault before coming to the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station. Enjoy the chance to stretch your legs on one of their short trails to see Quileute Nation’s beach with its stunning coastal scenery. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Return Home from Seattle: Crossing Puget Sound via the Washington State Ferry from Bainbridge Island, arrive at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 4 – Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

Days 5 through 8 – Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles, Washington

1 Hotel Overnights Visit

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Tour Highlights

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• 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend four nights in Tacoma, Washington

• Tour the Museum of Glass featuring a “hands on” session and the impressive Chihuly Bridge of Glass

• Visit LeMay-America’s Car Museum

• Open-air tram in Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

• Sightseeing in Mount Rainier National Park with its Douglas firs and icy glaciers

• Narrated city tour of Seattle including Pioneer Square Historic Park and free time for lunch in Pike Place Market

• Visit the Museum of Flight including Boeing’s original Red Barn factory

• Tour Olympic National Park featuring Lake Crescent, the Quinault Rainforest and the beautiful Olympic Mountains

• Ferry to Victoria, known for its English flavor

• Discover world-famous Butchart Gardens with its ornate landscaping

2024 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add

June 20 $3,299 $1,399

July 11, 18, 25 $3,299 $1,399

August 15 $3,299 $1,399

September 5, 12 $3,299 $1,399

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Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Tacoma is $269, tax and breakfast included.

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NEW TOUR

featuring the Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake and San Francisco

9 DAYS • 14 MEALS Revel in the natural beauty of the Pacific Coast experiencing the wonders of the Columbia River Gorge, glorious mountains, magnificent redwood trees, beautiful Crater Lake and the exciting “City by the Bay.”

DAY 1 Arrive in Portland: Welcome to Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses” to begin your Pacific Coast Journey. Meet your Tour Manager at 5:00 p.m. and get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Columbia River Gorge Touring: This morning a guided tour of Portland includes the downtown area on the Willamette River, Old Town Historic District and famed International Rose Gardens. This afternoon features the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, where sheer cliffs rise as high as 2,000 feet! Spectacular views of the gorge will include historic Vista House, the splendid Multnomah Falls and the mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. Meal: B

DAY 3 Explore the Oregon Coast: Today begins an exploration of the magnificent Oregon Coast with its’ beaches, sheer cliffs, and pounding surf. Stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory before taking the breathtaking

Three Capes Scenic Drive. Nearby you will see the 1873 Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the tallest in the state. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Oregon Dunes Buggy Tour: Your coastal adventure continues in Florence where you will explore the fabulous 250-foot sand dunes at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by four-wheel-drive vehicle. A visit to the botanical gardens of Shore Acres State Park and a stop at a myrtlewood gift factory are also planned. Meal: B

DAY 5 Crater Lake National Park: Today features the natural wonders of Crater Lake National Park, where rain and snow filled the empty caldera of an ancient volcano with brilliant blue waters to a depth of 1,932 feet, creating the deepest lake in North America. Follow the Western Rim Drive for unmatched panoramic views. Meals: B, D

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DAY 6 Rouge River Jetboat Trip and Redwoods:

Following the spectacular Oregon coastline we come to Gold Beach where we embark on a jetboat excursion along the Rouge River. You’ll follow a portion of the old mailboat route before coming to northern California, home of Redwoods National Park. Continuing along the coastline through miles of giant forests, today’s destination is Eureka. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Avenue of the Giants and Wine Tasting: Departing Eureka this morning, drive along a portion of the “Avenue of the Giants,” through huge stands of magnificent redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This afternoon, pass through the rich fertile grape growing region of California where a stop has been scheduled for a tasting at a local Estate Winery. This evening, check in to your hotel in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Meals: B, L

DAY 8 San Francisco Touring and Bay Cruise: A local guide joins you this morning for a sightseeing tour of the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Discover the many sights for which the city is renowned such as their bustling Chinatown, North Beach, Civic Center and the Financial District. Free time for browsing at Pier 39 begins the afternoon, before an invigorating cruise of San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight on Fisherman’s Wharf. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer to San Francisco International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

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• 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Columbia River Gorge including beautiful Multnomah Falls and the mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam

• Guided tour of Portland including the Old Town Historic District and the International Rose Test Gardens

• Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory

• Explore the magnificent Oregon Coast including Three Capes Scenic Drive and Yaquina Head Lighthouse

• Enjoy a four-wheel-drive dune buggy ride through Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

• Visit Crater Lake National Park and take the Western Rim Drive

• Rouge River Jetboat excursion

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, Oregon

Day 3 – Best Western PLUS Agate Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon

Day 4 – Hampton Inn and Suites, Roseburg, Oregon

Day 5 – Red Lion Hotel, Coos Bay, Oregon

Day 6 – Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn, Eureka, California

• See the gigantic redwoods and sequoias of Redwood National Park

• Follow the Oregon coast, with some the most dramatic scenery in the country

• Wine tasting at a local winery in California’s rich wine-growing region

• San Francisco touring including the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay cruise

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Portland and from San Francisco.

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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Clackamas is $159 and in San Francisco is $389, tax and breakfast included.

June 22 $3,199 $1,459

July 20 $3,199 $1,459

August 17 $3,199 $1,459

September 14 $3,199 $1,459

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Rails and Sails of the Sierra Nevada

featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Sacramento Southern Railroad

7 DAYS • 10 MEALS

Two nights in the “City by the Bay,” two scenic rail experiences and two narrated cruises are highlighted on a journey through California’s Sierra Nevada. Spend two nights in South Lake Tahoe and enjoy a narrated cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe.

DAY 1 Arrive in San Francisco: Arrive in San Francisco and transfer to your lodging in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 San Francisco Touring and Bay Cruise: Embark on a guided tour of San Francisco and see many of the landmarks that made the city known throughout the world. See Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown and the world’s most crooked street, Lombard Street. In the afternoon, set sail on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city’s waterfront, Fort Mason, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight, dinner is on Fisherman’s Wharf capping off a memorable day. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Ride the California Zephyr through the Sierra Nevada Range: This morning, board Amtrak’s famed California Zephyr for the scenic ride through the beautiful

Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with their rugged mountains and lush forests. Arrive Truckee, Nevada where you board your waiting motorcoach for the drive to the year round resort area of Lake Tahoe which boasts casinos and great entertainment for evening fun. Upon arrival, check into the hotel where dinner awaits. Meal: D

DAY 4 Virginia City Mine Tour and Carson City: Begin the day in Virginia City, once a thriving, vibrant metropolis of 25,000 residents because of the Comstock Lode, a rich deposit of silver ore discovered in 1859. At the Chollar Mine experience the real working conditions of a Comstock miner on a guide-led visit down the old mine tunnel. Spend some free time in Virginia City with its wooden sidewalks, historic buildings and lively saloons.Then, make a stop in Carson City at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. See the extensive collection of locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in Nevada. Meals: B, L

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Ride the California Zephyr through the Sierra Nevada Range

DAY 5 Lake Tahoe Cruise: This morning view the scenery from the water with a cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe, the largest and second deepest Alpine lake in North America. From the deck of the MS Dixie II, view castles and mansions tucked between inlets and picturesque points while enjoying an included lunch. En route to Sacramento, take in the spectacular mountains, breathtaking forests and sparkling clear waters along the way. At the California State Capitol Building, see its extensive collections of statues, paintings and portraits. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Old Sacramento, Baker Family Wines and the Sacramento Southern Railroad: Today, a local guide conducts a narrated tour of Old Sacramento, designated a National Historic Landmark District. Then, visit the California State Railroad Museum to learn the importance the “iron horse” played in connecting California with the rest of the nation. Climb aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad for a journey along the scenic Sacramento River pulled by a historic steam or diesel locomotive. At the Baker Family Winery, taste the fruits of Major League Baseball’s Dusty Baker’s labors outside the dugout. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Return Home: Your tour ends with a group transfer to the Sacramento International Airport for flights home after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – RIU Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

Days 3 and 4 – Lake Tahoe Resort, South Lake Tahoe, California

Days 5 and 6 – Holiday Inn, Sacramento, California

Tour Highlights

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• 10 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in San Francisco with narrated city tour

• Narrated bay cruise to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

• Ride the famed California Zephyr for a scenic ride through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

• Spend two nights in Lake Tahoe boasting casinos and great entertainment for evening fun

• Visit the once bustling Virginia City and tour the 1859 Chollar Mine

• See the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

• Leisurely lunch cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe aboard the MS Dixie II

• Tour Old Sacramento and the California State Capitol Building

• Visit the California State Railroad Museum

• Ride the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River

2024 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add September 23, 30 $2,999 $1,229

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to San Francisco and from Sacramento.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Francisco is $499, and in Sacramento is $399, tax and breakfast included.

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San Francisco and Wine Country

featuring the Napa Valley Wine Train

5 DAYS • 7 MEALS Come enjoy one of California’s most exciting cities, San Francisco and spend two nights in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Experience a delicious lunch and wine pairing on board the Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy tours and tastings at three of California’s wonderful wineries.

DAY 1 Arrive in California: Upon arrival in San Francisco, transfer to your lodging in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf area. Your Tour Manager will be available at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby to offer dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Touring in San Francisco: Following breakfast, embark on a local guide-led narrated tour of San Francisco where you will see so many of the landmarks that made the city known throughout the world. See Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park as well as Chinatown and the world’s most crooked street. In the afternoon embark on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city’s waterfront, Fort Mason, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Maybe even ride on one of the city’s famed cable cars. Tonight, dinner is on historic Fisherman’s Wharf. Meals: B, D

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3 Napa Valley Wine Train and Buena Vista

Winery: Travel today to beautiful Napa Valley to climb aboard the meticulously restored vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. While on board, enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine while your waiter brings a freshly prepared gourmet lunch. Take in the views of the vineyards and wineries as they pass by. Then head to the oldest commercial winery in California, Buena Vista. Founded in 1857 by Agoston Haraszthy the winery is still located on its original grounds. Enjoy a tasting of four of their fine wines. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Kunde Family Winery, Charles M. Schulz and Sbragia Family Vineyards: Begin the day at Kunde Family Winery. Established in 1904, this fifth-generation sustainably farmed estate lies at the heart of Sonoma County’s famed Valley the Moon. Embark on their Barrel Tour tasting five of their exquisite wines and tour the Aging

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Caves. A stroll around the town square will take you past former Mexican barracks, 19th-century hotels, the San Francisco Solano Mission and the site of the Bear Flag Revolt. Enjoy lunch on your own in this quaint California town. On your way north, stop at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, creator of the beloved Peanuts characters. Coming into the Dry Creek Valley your destination is Sbragia Family Vineyards. At this third-generation winery a special “Bites & Flights” program has been expertly designed for you by the estate’s Chef pairing your wine tastings with individual dinner courses. A fitting farewell dinner for your trip. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Return Home: Your tour ends with a group transfer to the San Francisco International Airport for flights home after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

• 7 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in San Francisco’s delightful Fisherman’s Wharf area

• Tour San Francisco with a local guide including Golden Gate Park, Union Square and Lombard Street

• Embark on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city’s waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

• Experience the Napa Valley Wine Train excursion with included gourmet lunch and glass of wine

• Wine tasting at Buena Vista Winery, the oldest winery in California founded in 1857

• Enjoy a tour of the Aging Cave and wine tasting at Kunde Family Winery, in the heart of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon

• Visit Sonoma Town Plaza, home of the Bear Flag Revolt with museums and shops

• Tour the Charles M. Schulz Museum, creator of the Peanuts characters

• Enjoy a special farewell dinner of “Bites & Flights” pairing wine tasting and dinner course at Sbragia Family Vineyards

2024 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add

September 29 $2,399 $859

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – RIU Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

Days 3 and 4 – Doubletree Hotel-Sonoma Wine Country, Rohnert Park, California

October 6 $2,399 $859

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Francisco is $499, tax and breakfast included.

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San Diego Getaway

featuring the San Diego Zoo, Palm Springs, and the Hotel del Coronado

5 DAYS • 8 MEALS Spend four nights in San Diego’s beautiful Old Town District on a winter getaway to southern California. See the Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla and visit the famed Hotel del Coronado. Spend a day in Palm Springs, once an escape for Hollywood celebrities and also spend the day at the internationally-acclaimed San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

DAY 1 Arrive in California: Arrive in San Diego with a transfer to your Old Town District hotel for a four-night stay. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a brief orientation meeting followed by a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 San Diego City Tour and Hotel del Coronado:

Today’s city tour of the San Diego area presents one of America’s most colorful and romantic cities. You’ll visit San Diego’s downtown area including the Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla. Enjoy an included lunch in San Diego’s colorful downtown. Then, cross the Coronado Bay Bridge to Coronado Island, home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark. Tour the grounds at leisure and enjoy a self-guided audio tour to learn the resort’s history based on letters, records and oral histories. Then, the remainder of the day is yours to

relax and enjoy your hotel’s convenient location where you can explore San Diego on your own.

Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Visit Palm Springs and Celebrity Homes Tour: Travel to Palm Springs today where a local guide brings Palm Springs history and culture to life. With its rich Native American heritage, beautiful palm tree-lined streets and fabulous desert scenery, Palm Springs is also known for its mid-century modern architecture called “Desert Modernism.” Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been sprinkled with Hollywood stardust and has served as the film industry’s desert playground for celebrities to escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz. This put Palm Springs on the map as celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marilyn Monroe purchased hideaway homes here. Drive through the same neighborhoods where at one time it was common to see Kirk Douglas watering his lawn. Meals: B, L

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La Jolla Cove

DAY 4 San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park: This morning you are off to the internationally acclaimed San Diego Zoo. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre Zoo was founded by Dr. Harry Wegeforth in 1916 with a handful of animals left over from the Panama-California Exposition. Today, the San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world. Your visit will include a narrated bus tour highlighting the many attractions of the Zoo and a Skyfari aerial tram ride. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Travel Home: After breakfast, your adventure comes to a close today with a group transfer to San Diego’s International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Garden Inn Old Town, San Diego, California

2024 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add February 19, 26 $1,799 $699

2025 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add February 17, 24 $1,799 $699

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from San Diego.

Room for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $339 in 2024 and $349 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

1 Hotel Overnights

Tour Highlights

• 8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend four nights in the heart of San Diego Old Town District

• Narrated tour of San Diego with a local guide including La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter

• Visit the Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark

• Day trip to sunny Palm Springs for a narrated tour of the Celebrity Stars Homes and included lunch

• Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo in the beautiful Balboa Park

• Enjoy free time in the California sun

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Winter in Yosemite National Park

featuring Mariposa Grove and San Francisco

6 DAYS • 9 MEALS Witness the majesty of Yosemite National Park in winter, from the natural treasures of the valley floor to the grandeur of El Capitan and thundering Yosemite Falls. Also enjoy the beauty of the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco and intrigue of Winchester Mystery House.

DAY 1 Arrive in San Francisco: Claimed by many to be the most beautiful city in America, San Francisco plays host to your first two nights in California. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Sightseeing in San Francisco: This morning, take a guided tour of San Francisco. See the Fisherman’s Wharf area, the Ferry Building, home to the Farmers Market, Union Square and Chinatown. Later, cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito where you can browse the shops. Then, embark on a bay cruise, the best way to see the city. Take your own shots of its beautiful skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and of course, Alcatraz Island. Tonight, enjoy dinner on Fisherman’s Wharf. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Travel to Yosemite National Park: Today, travel through the rambling hills of the San Joaquin Valley. Begin your ascent into the Sierra Nevada Mountains for our next destination, Yosemite National Park. This land is sacred to Native Americans, a mine of gold and broken dreams for generations of prospectors and a favorite of landscape photographer Ansel Adams. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests that include groves of giant sequoias. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Yosemite Valley Floor Tour and Mariposa Grove: After breakfast, your Yosemite National Park visit begins with a tour of the Yosemite Valley Floor to see the park’s grandeur and natural treasures in all their winter glory. You’ll see El Capitan, a one-mile thick granite mountain and the thundering Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. In the afternoon, visit Mariposa Grove, home to

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the Giant Sequoia trees which have stood here for up to 3,000 years. Learn the history of these magnificent trees and wonder at this ancient and beautiful grove. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Winchester Mystery House: Leave Yosemite behind this morning and make your way back to the coast. In San Jose, stop for a visit at the unique Winchester Mystery House. Built by Sarah Winchester, to appease the spirits of those killed by the guns manufactured by her husband’s firearms company, this 160-room stately mansion features bizarre architectural attributes. Tonight, you’ll gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast, transfer to the San Francisco International Airport for flights home anytime today. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

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• 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco

• Enjoy a guided tour of San Francisco to see Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building, home to the Farmers Market, Union Square and Chinatown

• Cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito where you can browse the shops.

• Embark on a bay cruise and enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island

• Spend two nights in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada just outside Yosemite National Park

• Explore Yosemite National Park in all its winter glory on a narrated Valley Floor Tour to see El Capitan, a one-mile thick granite mountain and the thundering Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America

• Visit Mariposa Grove, home to the Giant Sequoia trees which have stood here for up to 3,000 years

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – RIU Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

Days 3 and 4

Holiday Inn Express, Oakhurst, California

Day 5 – Embassy Suites Airport Waterfront, Burlingame, California

• Tour the Winchester Mystery House including the Victorian Gardens, Historic Firearms Museum and Antique Products Museum

2025 Departure Dates Per Person TwinSingle Room add January 24, 31

$2,199 $649

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from San Francisco.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Francisco is $389, and in Burlingame is $309, tax and breakfast included

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Winter in Yellowstone National Park

featuring the National Elk Refuge and Jackson Hole

6 DAYS • 10 MEALS Witness the majesty of Yellowstone in winter, when the park is bathed in crisp white snow and shimmering ice. A private Snowcoach takes you to places where the wildlife is still abundant, but the tourists are not.

DAY 1 Arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah: Welcome to Salt Lake City, often called the “Crossroads of the West.” This bustling modern city is surrounded by mountains and features the historic Temple Square. Meet your Tour Manager at 5:00 p.m. for a hearty welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Mormon Tabernacle Choir and West

Yellowstone: Following breakfast this morning you will be treated to the beautiful sounds of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir at their weekly live broadcast performance. Then, board your waiting motorcoach and travel north through the Island Park region. Cross Targhee Pass and enter Big Sky Country of Montana. Our destination is the town of West Yellowstone, the gateway to Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance. Check into our hotel for a two-night stay and a delicious dinner.

Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Snowcoach Touring in Yellowstone National Park: Have your winter gear ready and your cameras packed as our private Snowcoach picks you up at your hotel and takes you into Yellowstone National Park, a winter wonderland only accessible by specially-equipped vehicles. This full day journey features a narrated tour to legendary geyser Old Faithful. There are many stops along the way including Madison Junction, considered the birthplace of Yellowstone; Fountain Paint Pot, a mud pot named for its many colors; and Biscuit Basin, with its active geothermal activity. A box lunch is included and many wildlife stops will be made along the way. Experience the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone in winter on this 60-mile-long once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride and Jackson Hole: Leaving Montana today, travel to the historic town

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of Jackson, Wyoming, a blend of American history and Western charm. En route, stop at the National Elk Refuge for an exhilarating open sleigh ride among the elk herd numbering in the thousands. Be sure to bundle up as the ride can be chilly! Your hotel in Jackson offers warm and welcoming accommodations just steps away from historic Jackson Town Square, home to shops, galleries and boutiques. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Olympic Park and Salt Lake City: Traveling south brings you through the rugged Snake River Canyon area which separates the Snake and Wyoming Mountain Ranges before coming back into Utah. Stop at the Utah Olympic Park for a visit to the facility which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. Later, continue to Salt Lake City where your accommodations and a delicious farewell dinner await.

Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast, our group transfer takes us to the Salt Lake City airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

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• 10 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 box lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in Salt Lake City

• Attend the world-famous weekly broadcast performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

• Spend two nights in West Yellowstone, Montana, the gateway to Yellowstone National Park

• Experience a full day touring inside Yellowstone National Park aboard a specially-designed Snowcoach on a 60-mile journey to Old Faithful and back

• Yellowstone touring stops include Madison Junction, Fountain Paint Pot, Biscuit Basin and of course, Old Faithful geyser

• Enjoy numerous magnificent photo opportunities of Yellowstone’s geysers, mud pots and wildlife

• Visit the National Elk Refuge and take an exhilarating open sleigh ride among the Elk herd

• Spend one night in Jackson Hole, filled with history, shopping and Western charm

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 5 – DoubleTree Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

Days 2 and 3 – Kelly Inn, West Yellowstone, Montana

Day 4 – 49er Inn and Suites, Jackson, Wyoming

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Christmas in Vermont

6 DAYS • 11 MEALS Come enjoy the beauty of Christmas in the mountains of Vermont. Spend two nights at the historic Trapp Family Lodge, owned and operated by the von Trapp family since 1942, taste Vermont’s sweet treats of ice cream, cider and chocolate and shop at the famed Vermont Country Store.

DAY 1 Arrive in Vermont: Arrive in Burlington, Vermont today and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Teddy Bear Factory and the Trapp Family Lodge: Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel before departing for the historic Church Street Marketplace. Described as the “gem in the crown” of the Queen City of Burlington, the Marketplace is a National Register Historic District. Here, you will have time for exploration and lunch on your own. This afternoon you will visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory for a guided tour and to see how our furry friends are made. Later, check in to the Trapp Family Lodge, our home for the next two nights. Owned by the eldest son of Maria and Baron Georg Johannes von Trapp it has remained in the family since 1942. Your delicious dinner tonight is served in the beautiful Main Dining Room. Afterward, relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge or maybe take in a feature film in the theater. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Tour the Lodge, Ben & Jerry’s and Sleigh Ride: Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before partaking

in a guided tour of the lodge and property. See the film The Real Maria and maybe even meet and greet with a Trapp Family member. Then, climb aboard your coach and head to the famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for a tour and tasting of their delicious ice cream. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in the charming village of Stowe. In the afternoon your will come to Vermont Gentle Giants for an exciting sleigh ride (weather permitting of course). Return to the lodge to freshen up before dinner. Tonight, dinner is served in the Trapp Family Bierhall, featuring freshly brewed lagers and a delicious selection of foods with an Austrian flare. Meals: B, D

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4 Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Village of Woodstock: Enjoy one more breakfast in the Main Dining Room before saying good-bye to your mountain retreat. The first stop today is at Cold Hollow Cider Mill to see the production of their wonderful cider and sample some of their fine apple products including their gourmet cider donuts. Enjoy a drive through Vermont’s state capital of Montpelier before coming to the quaint village of Woodstock. Lunch is included here along with free time to explore Woodstock.

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Check-in to your hotel in Manchester and prepare for an included dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Vermont Country Store, the Hildene Estate and Christmas Dinner: Following breakfast, depart for a visit to the famed Vermont Country Store. Opened in 1946 inside a remodeled general store, the store is still family-owned. Lunch today is on your own in quaint Manchester. In the afternoon, you will visit Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful estate. Then make a stop at the Village Peddler and Chocolatorium for a chocolate demonstration and tasting. Tonight, a special Farewell Christmas Dinner is planned with a possible visit from a very special guest.

Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Dakin Farms and Home: After breakfast you will stop at “Vermont’s Tastiest Attraction” Dakin Farms to see the production of their gourmet meats and cheeses. Then continue to the Burlington Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, Vermont

Days 2 and 3 – Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

Days 4 and 5 – Hampton Inn, Manchester, Vermont

• 11 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Visit historic Church Street Marketplace

• Tour the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

• Spend two nights in the lovely Trapp Family Lodge, owned and operated by the von Trapp family since 1942

• Enjoy delicious meals at the Lodge including the Main Dining Room and the Bierhall

• Take a guided tour of the Trapp Family Lodge, see the film The Real Maria and meet a family member

• Visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and enjoy time in the charming village of Stowe

• Visit Vermont Gentle Giants for an exciting sleigh ride (weather permitting)

• Tour Cold Hollow Cider Mill and see the production of their cider and other apple products

• Visit the famed Vermont Country Store, and tour Hildene, the summer estate of Robert Todd Lincoln

• Visit Village Peddler and Chocolatorium for a chocolate demonstration and tasting

• Special Farewell Christmas Dinner with a visit from a very special guest

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December 10* $2,499 $899

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Burlington.

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Christmas in Newport

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5 DAYS • 8 MEALS Explore Newport, Rhode Island during the holidays and experience the gloriously decorated Breakers and Marble House mansions, a live performance aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train and a ride on The Polar Express.

DAY 1 Arrive in Rhode Island: Arrive today at Providence, Rhode Island’s T. F. Green Airport and transfer to your hotel in Newport. Meet your fellow travelers at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D

DAY 2 Newport’s Ocean Drive and Newport Playhouse: Begin the day with a drive along Newport’s famous tenmile long Ocean Drive. Take in the rugged beauty of the shoreline’s scenery and see the fabulous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Then, you are treated to the Newport Playhouse for an afternoon which includes an extensive hearty buffet, a spectacular live performance and a funfilled cabaret. Later, take a Holiday Lantern Tour to hear the history of early American Holiday traditions during a stroll through town. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Linden Place, Blithewold Mansion and The Polar Express: Today is spent in Bristol, Rhode Island,

a picturesque colonial village draped with holiday spirit. Visit Linden Place Mansion with a towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations and original artwork by local artists. During the holidays, Blithewold Mansion is transformed into a dazzling display with each room filled with elaborate decorations. Then it’s off to Blackstone Valley for a fun excursion aboard The Polar Express. Enjoy storytelling, sing-a-longs, holiday games and even a visit from old Saint Nick himself. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 The Breakers Mansion, Marble House and the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train: Begin the day at The Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. The glitter of gold and sparkle of holiday silver will dazzle you at the mansion decked out in Yuletide finery. Music and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at The Breakers. Then visit Marble House

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Mansion, another summer cottage of the Vanderbilt family, completed in 1892. See this icon of the American Gilded Age filled with hundreds of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Decorated Christmas trees reflect the magnificent décor and dining tables with period silver and China complete the elegant setting. This evening climb aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train for an evening of music, laughter, and fine food aboard this custom designed theatre car. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Travel Home: Your holiday ends with a group transfer to Providence’s T. F. Green Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

• 8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

• Free roundtrip airport transfers

• Spend four nights in beautiful downtown Newport, Rhode Island and take the ten-mile long along Ocean Drive

• Attend the Newport Playhouse live production and an afternoon of hearty food and live cabaret

• Take the Holiday Lantern Tour with a local guide through downtown Newport

• Tour Blithewold Mansion and see its dazzling display of elaborate decorations

• Visit Linden Place Mansion featuring a towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase

• Ride The Polar Express train in Blackstone Valley for a jolly excursion which includes storytelling, sing-a-longs and a possible visit from old Saint Nick himself

• Tour the Vanderbilt family’s Breakers Mansion, richly decked out in Yuletide finery

• Tour Marble House Mansion, an American Gilded Age icon filled with elegant Christmas decorations

• Enjoy a farewell dinner aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train for an evening of music, laughter and food

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

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Christmas at the Opryland Resort

featuring the Opryland Holiday Show, General Jackson and the Grand Ole Opry

6 DAYS • 9 MEALS Spend five nights at the impressive Gaylord Opryland Resort richly decorated for the holidays. Highlights include Opryland’s famed ICE! Show, lunch and show aboard the General Jackson Showboat and dinner and top-notch entertainment at Opryland’s Christmas Dinner Show.

DAY 1 Arrive in Tennessee: Welcome to Nashville with a transfer to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. and get to know your traveling companions during a welcome dinner at the resort. Meal: D

DAY 2 Nashville Sightseeing and Country Music Hall of Fame: Begin the day with a narrated tour of Nashville conducted by a local guide. See the Honky Tonks, Music Row, the historic Ryman Auditorium and even a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Then, visit the fabulous Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Called the “Smithsonian of Country Music” because of its collection of artists’ artifacts, photographs, recorded sound and vintage video, the museum is highlighted by its core exhibit Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. Meal: B

DAY 3 Free Day and Grand Ole Opry: Today is a day at leisure for you to explore the incredible Opryland Resort. Here, you will experience southern hospitality at its finest as you stroll through nine acres of lush gardens and flowing waterfalls inside a glass atrium. Take a ride on a Delta River Boat through the Resort and see this remarkable complex from a whole new perspective. Dinner tonight is at the Opry Backstage Grill which serves Southern fare paired with live music. In the evening, sit back and enjoy the excitement of the Granddaddy of Country shows, the Grand Ole Opry. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 General Jackson Showboat and Belle Meade: Enjoy the morning at the Opryland Resort. Then, climb aboard the one of the largest showboats, ever built, the General Jackson. An elegant triumph of American

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ingenuity, the “Gen Jack” was launched on the Ohio River in 1985. Expect a delicious luncheon while experiencing a dazzling holiday show featuring stunning costumes and lively entertainment celebrating the best of the holiday season. In the afternoon, visit the elegant Belle Meade Plantation and learn the century-long history of the estate through a guided tour. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Opryland’s ICE! Show and Opryland Christmas Dinner Show: Today, experience Opryland’s annual ICE! show. This winter holiday attraction is an interactive world of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures created by artists from around the world. Also, enjoy the exciting synchronized light and music fountain show in the Delta Atrium. Also enjoy the outdoor Nativity display with special light effects. In the evening, you are treated to a Christmas Dinner and Show at the Opryland Resort. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: Your trip ends with a group transfer to the Nashville’s International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tenessee

2024 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add December 1 $2,459 $1,429

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Nashville International Airport.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Nashville is $349, tax and breakfast included.

Tour Highlights

• 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend five nights at the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort, with its atriums beautifully decorated

• Narrated tour of Nashville to see the Honky Tonks, Music Row and the historic Ryman Auditorium

• Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum often called the “Smithsonian of Country Music”

• Enjoy Southern cooking and live music at the Opry Backstage Grill

• Reserved seats to the Granddaddy of Country shows, the Grand Ole Opry

• Experience a delicious luncheon and dazzling live entertainment celebrating the holiday season aboard the General Jackson Showboat

• Visit the elegant Belle Meade Plantation and learn the century-long history of the estate

• Experience Opryland’s traditional ICE! Show, featuring hand-carved ice sculptures crafted by international artists

• Experience an exciting synchronized light and music fountain shows in the Delta Atrium as well as outdoor Nativity display with special light effects

• Take a Delta River Boat ride through the Opryland Resort

• Enjoy dinner and top-notch entertainment at Opryland’s Christmas Dinner Show

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New Orleans Pre-Mardi Gras

featuring Avery Island, Evangeline

Oak and Plantation Country

DAY 1 Arrive in New Orleans: Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, America’s jazz capital. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel Lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a transfer to our welcome dinner and cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Located in a renovated molasses warehouse in the heart of the French Quarter, you will learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from wellknown local chefs. Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, and season them with history, trivia and tall tales. You’ll be treated to a wide range of local classics and get to enjoy them in sumptuous feast. It’s a “ga-ron-teed” good time for all. After dinner, feel free to enjoy the French Quarter on your own. Meal: D

DAY 2 New Orleans City Tour and National WWII Museum: We begin with a narrated tour of New Orleans. See the sights you’ve heard about for years such as the historic French Quarter, the beautiful Garden District, the colorful River Walk along the Mississippi and famous Bourbon Street. See New Orleans as the city prepares for the biggest celebration of the year, Mardi Gras, with its

colorful costumes, parades and parties. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the National WWII Museum. Designated by Congress as the country’s official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era. Celebrate the American Spirit as you experience moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. From the Normandy invasion to the sands of Pacific Islands, the Museum salutes the optimism, courage and sacrifice of those who won the war and changed the world. Meal: B

DAY 3 Mardi Gras World and Pre-Mardi Gras Parades: This morning learn what goes into the making of the Mardi Gras parade floats. Since 1947, the artists of Blaine Kern Studios have been bringing Mardi Gras to life, creating many of the parade floats, from concept through completion. The colors, the lights, the music, the “joie de vivre” is all in one magical place, Mardi Gras World. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at the world’s largest fleet of carnival floats and see everything that goes into making Mardi Gras such an international phenomenon. Later, experience the fun and festivities of a Mardi Gras parade

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6 DAYS • 8 MEALS Experience the excitement and energy of New Orleans during Mardi Gras season. See parades, enjoy Creole cooking and visit Louisiana’s plantation country. The French Quarter

from reserved bleacher seats and cheer on the “Krewes” who sponsor the floats. Delight in their ornate costumes and royal courts and try to catch some of the gold, purple and green beads thrown at you from the floats. Be sure to sample King Cake, a traditional Mardi Gras treat! Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Canjun Swamps and Mighty Oaks: Travel from New Orleans today and embark on a narrated journey through the Louisiana swamp to see the vast wetlands, exotic wildlife, brilliant flora and the king of the swamp, the alligator. Then, venture into “plantation country.” A stop at majestic Oak Alley Plantation, the impressive mansion whose twenty five acres of history and romance is dominated by the “alley” of 300-year-old live oak trees. Enjoy a tasty Mint Julep before coming to Laura Plantation. Step into the past as you explore the museum, visit the Big House and stand in an authentic 1840s slave cabin. Meal: B

DAY 5 Avery Island, Evangeline Oak and Jean Lafite: In the quaint town of St Martinville lives a love story so compelling that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based his epic poem Evangeline. See the majestic “Evangeline Oak.” On Avery Island sits the TABASCO Pepper Sauce Factory. Known worldwide, TABASCO is one of the most popular sauces of its kind. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and have an on own lunch. Next stop at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center. The center relates the story of the Acadians who settled Louisiana’s Mississippi delta and covers their history, customs, language and contemporary culture. Dinner is at Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant where the ambience is pure Cajun-French. Acadian relics line the walls and “Big Al” the fourteen foot alligator, stands in the middle of the dining room. Enjoy live Cajun music, great Cajun cuisine and great service all served up in a fun, casual atmosphere Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast, a group transfer to the New Orleans Airport is available for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

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• 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend three nights in “The Big Easy,” New Orleans

• Narrated New Orleans sightseeing tour with a local guide including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Garden District and the French Quarter

• Visit the National WWII Museum, dedicated to the victory by the Allies in World War II

• See the world’s largest fleet of carnival floats and learn about their making at Mardi Gras World

• Enjoy dinner and fun at the New Orleans School of Cooking featuring traditional cuisine

• Reserved seating along the parade route for Pre-Mardi Gras parades

• Take a narrated tour through a Louisiana swamp alive with brilliant flora and exotic wildlife

• Visit impressive Oak Alley Plantation

• Step into the past at Laura Plantation and stand in an authentic 1840s slave cabin

• See the Evangeline Oak made famous in Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline

• Take a behind-the-scenes tour at the TABASCO Pepper Sauce Factory on Avery Island

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 3 – Hampton Inn and Suites, New Orleans, Louisiana

• Visit the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center and learn the history the Acadians who settled the area

• Farewell dinner at Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant featuring live Cajun music and delicious Cajun cuisine in a fun atmosphere

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from New Orleans.

Days 4 and 5 – Drury Inn and Suites, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in New Orleans is $239 in 2024 and $249 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

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2025 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add February 25 $2,049 $769

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Chicago Cubs Arizona Spring Training

featuring Three Spring Training Games

6 DAYS • 8 MEALS What could be better than cheering on your favorite ball team, The Cubs, under the warm desert sunshine for three exciting spring training games? Get a head start on the baseball season with your Chicago Cubs at the Cactus League in Arizona.

DAY 1 Travel to Arizona: Depart for the Phoenix Valley today, home to Major League Baseball’s spring training Cactus League. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. and get you know your fellow Cubbies fans at a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Phoenix Sightseeing and Chicago Cubs Spring Training Game: Arizona is home to the Major League Desert League and the air is filled with excitement in anticipation of another baseball season. Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Phoenix with a local guide. Get acquainted with your surroundings before heading to the ball park for the first of three spring training games where the Chicago Cubs are fan favorites. Meal: B

DAY 3 Another Chicago Cubs Spring Training Game and Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse: Begin the day with some free time in Scottsdale as you visit Historic Old Town

for shopping and an on own lunch. Then, head to the ball park again for another fun-filled spring training game featuring your Chicago Cubs. In the evening, you head to Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse where a total cowboy western experience awaits. A delicious dinner, live entertainment and unlimited drinks are the order of the night. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Full Day Trip to Tucson: Depart Phoenix this morning into the Sonoran Desert to scenic Tucson. Begin with a leisurely drive to Saguaro National Park to see these amazing giants of the cactus world. Later, a visit to the Pima Air & Space Museum is planned. Here, nearly 300 historical aircrafts from the Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner are on display. You also pay a visit to Mission San Xavier del Bac, the 17th-century Spanish mission known as “The White Dove of the Desert,” with its imposing dome, lofty towers and graceful spires. Then, return to Phoenix. Meal: B

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DAY 5 Dolly Steamboat Cruise and Final Chicago Cubs

Spring Training Game: Begin the day with a journey to spectacular Canyon Lake, nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains. Here, board the Dolly Steamboat for a narrated scenic nature cruise. Be on the lookout for majestic desert big horn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other wildlife, water fowl and birds. Then, be on hand to cheer your Cubbies on to victory at another Spring Training game. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Travel Home: After breakfast a group transfer takes you to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Embassy Suites, Tempe, Arizona

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Tempe is $349 in 2024 and $359 in 2025, tax and breakfast included.

FREE AIRFARE from major U.S. cities. Call for details. Call for air schedules from your city to and from Phoenix.

*Please note, order of activities are subject to change pending the Spring Training schedule.

Tour Highlights

• 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend five nights in Tempe, Arizona, the heart of MLB’s Cactus League

• See three Spring training baseball games from reserved seats featuring the Chicago Cubs

• Free time to visit historic Old Town Scottsdale

• Enjoy dinner at Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse

• Narrated sightseeing tour of Phoenix with a local guide

• Leisurely cruise on Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat

• Full day trip to Tucson including a drive through Saguaro National Park

• Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum featuring nearly 300 aircraft

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Tournament of Roses Parade

featuring a Gala New Year’s Eve Party

5 DAYS • 6 MEALS See the Granddaddy of all Parades from your reserved seats along Colorado Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles on a sightseeing tour and ring in the New Year in style with a private gala event.

DAY 1 Arrive in Southern California: Welcome to the Granddaddy of parades, the 136th Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. For four nights, stay at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. Join your Tour Manager tonight for a welcome orientation.

DAY 2 Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Today a local guide conducts a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new See the Hollywood Bowl, Kodak Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. In the afternoon a visit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is planned. Here, the collection of film-related objects and technology is highlighted by a vast range of still and moving images covering the history of motion pictures. Meal: B

DAY 3 Rose Parade Float Building and New Year’s Eve Festivities: This morning, go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the Rose Parade Float Building. See the floats being built up close by the hundreds of people working to finish their floats. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. Join an optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan which spanned more than five decades. This evening, ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event. Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. Enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 136th Tournament of Roses Parade: The event you came for is about to begin. You have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast you depart for the Tournament of Roses Parade.

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View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions. Later, travel north up the coast to the pretty town of Santa Monica. Here, there is time to explore the exciting Santa Monica Pier. Delight in the wide array of shops, arcades and lively entertainment. Tonight, your farewell dinner is in Santa Monica hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Homeward Bound: Your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flight home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angeles International Airport. Meal: B

Tour Highlights

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• 6 Meals: 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners

• Roundtrip airport transfers

• Spend four nights in Long Beach, ranked as one of the most walkable cities in America

• See the sights of Los Angeles and Hollywood on a narrated Sight and Sounds Tour with a local guide including Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral, Disney Concert Hall and Grauman’s Chinese Theater

• Visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with its collection of film-related objects and technology

• See the fabulous Rose Parade Float Building and view these floats being built

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California

2024 Departure Per Person TwinSingle Room add December 29 $1,999 $699

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Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Long Beach is $349, tax and breakfast included.

• Optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan that spanned more than five decades

• Gala private New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing with live orchestra and champagne toast to ring in the New Year!

• Reserved seating for the 136th Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring the beautiful pageantry

• Enjoy a visit to the fun and exciting Santa Monica Pier and have a farewell dinner in Santa Monica

• Optional post-tour excursion to beautiful Santa Barbara

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY TO SANTA BARBARA

4 DAYS • 6 MEALS While on your Tournament of Roses Parade holiday, why not take an optional extension to Santa Barbara, one of the California coast’s most beautiful cities.

Motor along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway through the seaside community of Malibu. Take a tour of the Old Santa Barbara Mission and enjoy a day trip to San Simeon for a tour of magnificent Hearst Castle. Have dinner in the Dutch community of Solvang and experience Santa Barbara’s Wine Trail.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Best Western PLUS Encina Inn, Santa Barbara, California

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Alaska the Great Land

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9 DAYS • 14 MEALS Journey to the “Land of the Midnight Sun” where towering mountains, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife await your arrival. Ride the scenic Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks, explore Denali National Park on a narrated tour and take an exciting jetboat ride on the Susitna River. Enjoy a delicious salmonbake dinner, see a rousing live show at the Palace Theatre and take a narrated cruise to glaciers on Prince William Sound.

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DAY 1 Fly to Anchorage: Arrive in the “Land of the Midnight Sun” today at Anchorage with a transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Mahay’s Jet Boats and Alaska Cabin Nite: Depart this morning for the historic town of Talkeetna. This is where mountaineers from around the world gather to challenge the 20,320-foot peak of Mt. McKinley (Denali). Here, climb aboard your jet boat for a Wilderness Excursion up the Susitna River. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Alaska Range. Later, arrive at Denali with time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Sample Alaskan cuisine at Alaska Cabin Nite where you’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat Alaska dinner. Then sit back for a hilarious show of tall tales, fun songs and foot-stompin’ music. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Denali National Park and Alaska Railroad: An experienced local guide conducts this morning’s Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. Weather permitting, see North America’s tallest mountain - Mt. McKinley. Be on the lookout for the caribou, moose, grizzlies, wolves and Dall sheep that inhabit the park. You’ll learn about Denali’s varied and interesting collection of birdlife as well as the over 650 species of flowering plants. Later, climb aboard the Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey up the Parks Highway to Fairbanks. Catch glimpses of McKinley and the rest of the Alaska Range through the stands of spruce and pine. Meals: B, L

DAY 4 Enjoy Fairbanks: This morning, cast off aboard the Riverboat Discovery, the only authentic sternwheeler in Alaska. Your narrated cruise takes you to Old Chena Village where native Alaskan guides show the culture and lifestyle of the original Alaskans.

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• 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Take Mahay’s Jet Boat excursion in Talkeetna

• Spend one night at Denali National Park

• Enjoy the Alaska Cabin Nite dinner show

• Experience the narrated Denali National Park Natural History Tour

• Ride the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Fairbanks

• Cast off on a Riverboat Discovery river cruise

• Pan for gold at Gold Dredge # 8

• Enjoy an authentic Alaska Salmonbake and musical production of Golden Heart Review show at the Palace Theatre

• Free day in Fairbanks with optional excursions to the Arctic Circle or river fishing

• See the mighty Worthington Glacier

• Embark on a Prince William Sound Cruise aboard the Glacier Spirit with light lunch

• Panoramic City tour of Anchorage

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After lunch, continue on to Gold Dredge # 8 for a rail journey through an old mining camp. Here you’ll be able to try your hand at gold panning in an authentic setting. Dinner tonight takes place at Alaskaland. A delightful array of Alaskan specialties are served featuring king salmon and halibut. Entertainment this evening is at the Palace Theater with a musical revue presenting Golden Heart Review Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Free Day in Fairbanks: Today is free in Fairbanks for you to enjoy. Perhaps visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at your leisure. You may choose to take an optional trip by air to Coldfoot across the Arctic Circle is available. Or you may wish to book a Fairbanks fishing excursion where gear and transportation is provided. Optional excursions are subject to availability and should be booked in advance to secure your spot. Prices will be available in early 2024 Meal: B

DAY 6 Ride the Alaska Highway to Valdez: Leave Fairbanks this morning and travel south along the Alaska Highway toward Valdez. Follow the route of the Alaska Pipeline past historic Rika’s Roadhouse, a well-known gathering place for long-ago traders, gold miners and trappers. We’ll stop in if it is open. Admire the towering Chugach Mountains as you travel through Thompson Pass. You will make a quick stop at Worthington Glacier for a close look at this massive ice floe. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Prince William Sound Cruising: Enjoy some free time this morning in Valdez. Known as the “Switzerland of Alaska” Valdez is the southern terminus of the 800-milelong Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Then, cruise through the glacier-carved fjords and passageways of Prince William Sound aboard the Glacier Spirit. Enjoy a light lunch on board as you view sea lions at Bull’s Head and the majestic beauty of Alaska’s rugged shoreline. Meals: B, L

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DAY 8 Anchorage: After breakfast, travel to Anchorage via the Glenn Highway. Sandwiched between two mountain ranges, the Talkeetna to the north and the Chugach to the south, this highway is filled with scenic beauty. Pass through the agriculturally rich Mat-Su Valley before arriving in Anchorage. A brief panoramic city tour introduces Alaska’s largest city. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner, which provides an opportunity to reminisce about your exciting journey. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: Say good-bye to Alaska – land of mountain peaks, mighty rivers and spectacular glaciers with a group transfer to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 8 – Hilton Hotel Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska

Day 2 – Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali, Alaska

Days 3 through 5 – Bear Lodge or Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska

Days 6 and 7 – Best Western Harbor Inn, Valdez, Alaska

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DAY 1 Fly to Fairbanks: Your flight to the “Land of the Midnight Sun” takes you to Fairbanks, Alaska, where your Tour Manager greets you at the hotel. The first day of travel will come to a quiet close as you explore the new surroundings and prepare for your adventure.

DAY 2 Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”: Cast off aboard the Riverboat Discovery, the only authentic sternwheeler in Alaska. Your narrated cruise takes you to Old Chena Village where native Alaskan guides show the culture and lifestyle of the original Alaskans. This afternoon visit Gold Dredge #8 Camp for a rail journey through an old mining camp. Here you will be able to try your hand at gold panning in an authentic setting. Dinner this evening is at Pioneer Park for a sumptuous feast of grilled salmon, prime rib or deep-fried cod. Afterwards, enjoy humorous skits and songs about early Fairbanks in the Palace Theatre’s production, Golden Heart Review. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Alaska Railroad and Music of Denali Dinner

Show: Today, board the Alaska Railroad’s flagship Denali Star for the trip to Denali National Park. The track cuts through the northern boreal forests of the interior on a journey where sparkling salmon streams, stands of aspen and birch and carpets of purple fireweed create a dramatic landscape. The train arrives just outside Denali National Park in the early afternoon. The afternoon is free of scheduled activities so you can explore the scenic surroundings on your own. Tonight, sample Alaskan cuisine at the Music of Denali Dinner Show. Then, enjoy the show for an evening of hilarious tall tales, fun songs and foot-stompin’ music. Meals: B, D

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Tour Highlights

• 28 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in Fairbanks, “The Golden Heart City”

• Narrated cruise aboard the Riverboat Discovery to Old Chena Village and visit Gold Dredge #8

• Enjoy an Alaska Salmonbake dinner and see the Golden Heart Review

• Ride the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali National Park

• Spend one night at Denali National Park with a Natural History Tour

• Enjoy tall tales, Alaskan music and dinner at a Music of Denali Dinner Show

• Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, highlighting the rich native heritage

• Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and take the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier

• Experience an exciting seven-day Inside Passage cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam

• Signature Beverage Package and Group Cocktail Party

• One night of specialty dining in the Pinnacle Grill

• Surf Wi-Fi Internet Package* and up to $100 towards a Shore Excursion *For first and second guest in stateroom

• Visit Skagway, founded during the Gold Rush of 1898

• Visit Juneau, considered the nation’s most beautiful capital city

• Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World”

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DAY 4 Natural History Tour of Denali National Park: Rise early and join an experienced local guide who conducts this morning’s Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. Weather permitting, see North America’s tallest mountain, Denali. Learn about Denali’s varied and interesting collection of birdlife as well as the over 650 species of flowering plants. Later, travel down the George Parks Highway where you might catch a glimpse of Denali and the rest of the Alaska Range through the stands of spruce and pine. A stop at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters showcases the race’s exciting history. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel and Alaska

Native Heritage Center: Begin the day at Happy Trails Kennel, the home and kennel of four-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser. Hear Martin’s personal stories, meet his champion dogs and get a glimpse of what life is really like out on the trail. This is an outdoor facility, so please dress accordingly. Later, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center which features interactive displays and exhibits. Here, you will explore the rich cultural history of Anchorage through guides in traditional dress in their model lakeside village. Meal: B

DAY 6 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: This morning take in the dramatic views of Turnagain Arm enroute to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This haven for orphaned or injured Alaskan wildlife hosts an array of animals. Then, take the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier. This 2.5 mile-long tunnel is the gateway to Prince William Sound. Later, board your ship, Holland America Line’s Noordam to begin the unforgettable cruise portion of the tour. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Prince William Sound and Hubbard Glacier: With its 3,000 miles of shoreline, Prince William Sound is one of the most scenic archipelagoes of tidewater glaciers in the world. Keep one eye on the shoreline while cruising, as you just may spot otters, seals, bears, eagles and deer. From almost anywhere on the ship you will be able to view Hubbard Glacier, a massive 1,350-square mile natural wonder of blue ice. It is the longest river of ice in North America and one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Glacier Bay: Cruise Glacier Bay National Park and take in the sounds of the “living” ice, shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles and splash of a breaching whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers, and marine wildlife are givens on Glacier Bay cruises, but every experience in this changing biosphere is unique. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Skagway and the Lynn Canal: As your ship approaches Skagway, see the town resting peacefully at the base of a river valley bordered by the Coast Mountains. When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory, it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best jumping-off spot for their trek, they found the deepest penetration by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 10 Juneau and Sawyer Glacier: Your port of call this morning is the Alaskan Capital of Juneau, considered by many to be the most beautiful capital city in the nation. Founded during the gold rush in 1880, the former goldmining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. The terrain is hilly and winding, and narrow streets present a small-town quaintness existing side-by-side with cosmopolitan sophistication. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 11 Ketchikan: A popular destination along Alaska’s famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan is teeming with Native American culture. Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” it is home to the largest concentration of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people in the state. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 12 Cruising the Inside Passage: Cruise the Inside Passage, a 1,000-mile-long sea corridor from Alaska to British Columbia, the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Its scenery is as grand as that of Norway. Be on the lookout for orcas and humpback whales as you take in the sheer cliffs, massive glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 13 Vancouver to Seattle and Home: Arrive in Vancouver early and take your motorcoach transfer to the airport in Seattle for flights home departing after 4:00 p.m. Meal: B

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SPECIAL MAYFLOWER AMENITIES

• Signature Beverage Package which includes a wide array of premium beverages

• Surf Wi-Fi Internet Package*

• One night of Specialty Dining in the Pinnacle Grill

• One Shore Excursion up to $100 value or $100 off a shore excursion

• Group Cocktail Party

*For first and second guest in stateroom

HOTEL / CRUISE ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks, Alaska

Day 3 – Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali National Park, Alaska

Day 4 – Grand View Inn, Wasilla, Alaska

Day 5 – Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska

Days 6 through 12 – Holland America Line’s Noordam

Call for air rates and schedules for your city to Fairbanks and from Seattle.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Fairbanks is $399, tax and breakfast included.

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Hawaii Three Islands

featuring Oahu, Kauai and Maui

10 DAYS • 12 MEALS Experience America’s Pacific paradise, Hawaii. Visit three islands where you can walk the idyllic beaches, venture into the lush tropical forests and be amazed by the stunning waterfalls and exquisite beauty all on one trip.

DAY 1 Arrive in the Aloha State: Your westbound flight over the Pacific Ocean brings you to Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon arrival you are warmly welcomed with a fragrant fresh flower lei. Check into your Ocean View room and meet your Tour Manager in the lobby who will offer dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Honolulu Touring including Waikiki Beach: Today you’ll be introduced to the city of Honolulu, a cosmopolitan locale, blended superbly with tropical ambiance. Honolulu is also home to one of the world’s best beaches, Waikiki Beach. Begin with a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery, the impressive Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue. This evening enjoy the festive Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show that includes incomparable illusions and some dazzling pyrotechnics. In addition, a troupe of entertainers will bring a taste of Polynesia through song and dance. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Free Day to Explore: Today is yours to explore Honolulu at your leisure. Visit more historic sites or find a cozy spot to relax on Waikiki Beach. You may wish to arrange a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Tickets for this popular historic site may be requested through the National Park Service sixty days before your trip by calling 877-444-6777 or visiting www.recreation.gov. Meal: B

DAY 4 Kauai and Hawaiian Luau: Today, fly to Kauai, “The Garden Isle.” The island encompasses roughly 550 square miles and is the oldest and most northerly of the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on the Wailua River to visit the Fern Grotto, before continuing to the hotel and your Ocean View room. This evening, enjoy a traditional luau complete with authentic food, music and dancing of the Hawaiian people. Meals: B, D

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DAY 5 Waimea Canyon: At ten miles long and more than 3,500 feet deep, Waimea Canyon was described by Mark Twain as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Beyond its incredible grandeur, the ever-changing colors that dance along its peaks make this sight truly unforgettable. The late afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Meal: B

DAY 6 Maui and Iao Valley: This morning, fly to the island of Maui, “The Valley Isle,” where natural wonders will set your spirit free. Visit the lush Iao Valley where the famed “Battle of Kepaniwai” took place in 1790, now an enchanting and tranquil State Park. Then, check into your Ocean View room for your three-night stay. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Free Day or Optional Haleakala Excursion: Today is yours to explore on your own or you may choose an optional excursion to Haleakala. Haleakala National Park encompasses more than 27,000 acres of the mountain of Haleakala, a massive volcano that is at the heart of Maui’s torso. The seven-mile-long crater is actually a valley created by erosion of wind and rain and home to the famous but endangered silver sword plant. The Observation Center located here provides a birds-eye view of the enormous crater and the surrounding area. Meal: B

DAY 8 Maui as You Please: Today is yours to do as you please. The hotel location allows easy access by shuttle to the historic town of Lahaina offering a wide variety of boutiques and cafes along the famous Front Street. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. Meals: B, D

DAYS 9 & 10 Return Flight Home: After a morning free, your Tour Manager will arrange a transfer to the airport. Fly through the night and return home early in the morning with memories of Hawaii’s superb culture and beauty. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 3 – Waikiki Beachcomber, Oahu

Days 4 and 5 – Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, Kauai

Days 6 through 8 – Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Maui

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Honolulu and from Maui.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Honolulu is $499, tax and breakfast included.

Tour Highlights

• 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners (2 with entertainment)

• Round trip airport transfers

• Fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival

• Spend three nights in Ocean View rooms on the island of Oahu, home to Waikiki Beach

• Honolulu city tour including Punchbowl National Cemetery, Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue

• Enjoy a festive evening at the Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show

• Free day to explore Honolulu at your leisure

• Spend two nights in Ocean View rooms on the “Garden Isle” of Kauai

• See Waimea Canyon, considered the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”

• Spend three nights in Ocean View rooms on the “Valley Island” of Maui

• Visit the lush Iao Valley where the famed “Battle of Kepaniwai” took place

• Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on the Wailua River and visit Fern Grotto

• Experience a traditional Hawaiian luau complete with culturally authentic food, music and dancing

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon

featuring Two Nights at the Hotel Mirador

10 DAYS • 26 MEALS Take an exciting journey through one of Mexico’s most remarkable natural landmarks, the beautiful Copper Canyon on a rail journey rich in magnificent canyon landscapes. Visit Chihuahua, the former home of Pancho Villa and tour the city’s Historical District. Spend two nights at the incredible Hotel Mirador which clings to the side of the canyon and visit with the local Indians. Visit the Colonial towns of Alamos and San Carlos and enjoy a narrated cruise on San Carlos Bay.

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DAY 1 Arrive in El Paso, Texas: Welcome to El Paso, Texas, the town that hugs the Rio Grande River and serves as a natural border with Mexico. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. At 6:00 p.m. meet your Tour Manager for a cocktail reception and get to know your traveling companions at a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Travel to the City of Chihuahua: After an early breakfast, cross the Rio Grande River and enter Mexico. Cross the Chihuahuan Desert, the largest in North America, and pass the silica sand dunes of Samalayuca before stopping at Villa Ahumada. Enjoy the famous Burritos with asadero cheese and beef during lunch at the historical El Torreon. Later, arrive in beautiful Chihuahua, more than three-centuries old and once the capital city of Mexico. Then, your Tour Manager conducts a narrated walking tour of the city’s Historical District. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 3 Posada Barrancas and the Hotel Mirador: This morning, leave the high plains of the Chihuahuan Desert behind and head for the mountains of the Sierra Madre. Make a stop in Mennonite country where the hard-working Mennonites have transformed the desert into fertile farmland. Enjoy a light lunch at a Mennonite camp and visit a traditional Mennonite store. Then continue to the mountains known as the Sierra Tarahumara and home of the reclusive Tarahumara (Raramuri) people. Arrive at Posada Barrancas to the canyon-side Hotel Mirador which features terraces and offers views overlooking the Copper Canyon. During the afternoon enjoy a short natural walk around the canyon rim and a Tour Manager-led presentation about the Tarahumara Culture. Meals: B, L, D

Tour Highlights

• 26 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in the colonial city of Chihuahua with an included narrated walking tour of the Historical District

• Enjoy a light lunch at the Mennonite Community Camp

• Spend two nights on the rim of the Copper Canyon at the beautiful Hotel Mirador

• Visit the Parque Aventura Barrancas del Cobre and ride the aerial tram for spectacular views of the canyon

• Be among Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians

• Travel by rail through Mexico’s awesome Copper Canyon featuring spectacular views

• Learn about the indigenous Mayo Indians in the village of Capomo

• Spend one night in the colorful old Colonial town of Alamos and enjoy a delicious dinner and live performance entertainment

• Spend two nights in the sun worshiper’s paradise of San Carlos, located on the Sea of Cortez

• Take a narrated cruise on San Carlos Bay in this region where the desert meets the sea

• Enjoy an optional trip to the Mabe Pearl Farm and learn how pearls are grown and harvested and stop at the Saguaro and Pipe Organ Cactus Desert Forest

• Visit Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora and have lunch in pretty Santa Ana

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DAY 4 Copper Canyon: Today, enjoy unparalleled views of the three canyons which make up the Copper Canyon. Four times larger than the Grand Canyon, this region offers spectacular vistas of pristine mountain wilderness. Visit the “Parque Aventura Barrancas del Cobre” where you will climb aboard an aerial tram with spectacular views of the canyon. For those who wish an optional zip lining adventure is available for purchase. After lunch at the park restaurant, the afternoon is at leisure or enjoy a visit to Tarahumara dwelling with the Tour Manager. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Railroading in Mexico’s Copper Canyon: After an early breakfast, board the train for a breathtaking journey into the Copper Canyon. Considered to be one of the top scenic rail journeys in the world, the descent into the Copper Canyon from the top of the Sierra Madre, offers you views of cascading waterfalls and sheer canyon walls which give way to rolling hills and tropical farmlands. Palm, banana, papaya and mango trees dot the countryside. Enjoy lunch on the train. In the afternoon, arrive in the

picturesque colonial town of El Fuerte. Enjoy a short walking tour before dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 The Mayo Indians and Alamos: This morning after breakfast, depart El Fuerte for the village of Capomo to learn about the way of life of the Mayo Indian. Hear about their indigenous culture, natural medicines and celebrations. Then, cross into the state of Sonora and stop at Navojoa at the heart of one of the most productive agricultural regions in Mexico. Here you will visit a local home and have an included lunch. Continue on to the colorful old Colonial town of Alamos where manorial residences are now converted to small hotels. A delicious dinner and live performance entertainment brings a close to the day. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Alamos to San Carlos: Begin the day in Alamos with a guided walking tour with the Tour Manager. Tour through the city’s historical sites and visit some of the private residences. Return to the hotel for lunch before

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departing for San Carlos on the coast of the Sea of Cortez. Known for its pretty marina and fabulous beaches, San Carlos is a sun worshiper’s paradise. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 San Carlos: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Then, board your local cruise vessel for a narrated cruise on San Carlos Bay. In this region where the desert meets the sea, the bay cruise showcases the region’s wildlife, flora and fauna. Lunch today will be hosted poolside and a relaxing afternoon or perhaps take an optional trip to the Mabe Pearl Farm and learn how pearls are grown and harvested and stop at the Saguaro and Pipe Organ Cactus Desert Forest to see these incredible plants up-close. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 9 Hermosillo and Phoenix: Have your passports ready for the return to the USA today. First, a rest stop is made at the Plaza Zaragoza in the city of Hermosillo, the capital of the state of Sonora. You will enjoy your included lunch today in Santa Ana before crossing back into the US at Nogales. Continue to Phoenix where your final overnight and farewell dinner await. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 10 Travel Home: Following breakfast a transfer is available to Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport for flights out today. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Wyndham Airport Hotel, El Paso, Texas

Day 2 – Hotel San Francisco, Chihuahua, Mexico

Days 3 and 4 – Hotel Mirador, Posada Barrancas, Mexico

Day 5 – Posada del Hidalgo, El Fuerte, Mexico

Day 6 – La Mansion Hotel or Casa Encantada Hotel, Alamos, Mexico

Days 7 and 8 – Marinaterra Hotel, San Carlos, Mexico

Day 9 – Phoenix Wyndham Airport Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

Call for air rates schedules from your city to El Paso and from Phoenix.

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From the grand peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the scenic beauty of Nova Scotia, each of our Canadian itineraries have been planned to highlight the beauty, spirit, and diversity of our neighbors to the north.

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Eastern Canada Explorer

featuring Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls

8 DAYS • 12 MEALS Join us in Eastern Canada on a journey that includes Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the St. Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands National Park, Toronto’s incredible CN Tower and Niagara’s thundering waterfalls.

DAY 1 Arrive in New York State: Arrive in Buffalo, New York and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Travel Around Lake Ontario to Canada: Depart Buffalo this morning and travel around Lake Ontario to Canada. Have your passports ready as you cross the historic St. Lawrence River and into our “Neighbors to the North.” The destination is the majestic city of Ottawa, your home for the next two nights. Meal: B

DAY 3 Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City: Today a local guide conducts a narrated sightseeing tour of Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. See the picturesque Parliament buildings, the colorful open-air marketplace as well as the residences of both the Governor General and Prime Minister. Also included are the War Memorial, the Peace Tower and the historic Rideau Canal. In the afternoon you will tour the Canadian History Hall followed by a narrated cruise to explore the Ottawa River and its rich historical surroundings. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Cruising In Canada’s Thousand Islands National Park: This morning, depart for the river town of Gananoque where you board your cruise vessel for a journey through Canada’s Thousand Islands National Park. This collection of islands was known by the native peoples as “Manitoana” or the “Garden of the Great Spirit.” You will see 5th and 6th generation family cottages, a wide variety of wildlife, lighthouses and breathtaking views. Back on land, continue to the Ontario capital of Toronto Meal: B

DAY 5 Toronto Touring and CN Tower: Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Here a local guide conducts a panoramic tour of this cosmopolitan city. See the unique City Hall building, Parliament and Toronto’s Chinatown district. Later, a visit to Casa Loma Castle is included. The home of Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent Canadian financier of the early 20th century, this renowned Toronto landmark features unique architecture and beautiful stained glass. For some excitement, you will soar high to the top of the famous CN Tower. Experience the dramatic panoramic views of Toronto and enjoy a delicious included dinner high atop the tower. Meals: B, D

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Toronto’s City Hall

DAY 6 Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Trail: Skirting Lake Ontario, your travels today take you through the winery-rich Niagara Peninsula. Here, a stop at the region’s original winery, Inniskillin for a tour and tasting is planned. Then, continue to another of the peninsula’s great wineries Jackson-Triggs. Here, you are treated to a casual family-style lunch served with a carefully paired glass of wine followed by an estate tour. Later, continue to the beautiful town of Niagara Falls, your home for the next two nights. Meals: B, L

DAY 7 Exploring Niagara Falls: This morning take an unforgettable boat ride to the foot of Niagara Falls. Experience the power and majesty of Niagara Falls from this remarkable and up-close vantage point. Later, climb aboard the worldclass Niagara SkyWheel for a breathtaking view of the Horseshoe and American Falls. At 175 feet tall and featuring 42 fully enclosed gondolas, this is the most exciting way to see the falls. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Return Home from Buffalo: Bid a fond farewell to Canada this morning with a group transfer at 8:30 a.m. to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Buffalo Airport Hotel, Buffalo, New York

Days 2 and 3 – Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

Days 4 and 5 – Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Days 6 and 7 – DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Tour Highlights

• 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in Canada’s capital city Ottawa and see Parliament Hill, the House of Commons and the War Memorial

• Tour the Canadian History Hall followed by a narrated cruise on the Ottawa River

• Cruise through the beautiful Thousand Islands, known as the “Garden of the Great Spirit” by the native peoples of the region

• Spend two nights in cosmopolitan Toronto and take a narrated tour including City Hall, Parliament and Chinatown

• Visit Casa Loma Castle, the renowned Toronto Landmark featuring unique architecture and stained glass

• Soar to new heights at the top of the CN Tower for dramatic views of Toronto and enjoy an included dinner

• Tour and wine tasting at the Niagara Peninsula’s original winery, Inniskillin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Buffalo.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Buffalo is $259, tax and breakfast included.

• Included family-style lunch and wine pairing at Jackson-Triggs Estate followed by a winery tour

• Spend two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada

• Enjoy a thrilling ride to the foot of Niagara Falls aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises catamaran

• Ride the exciting Niagara SkyWheel for breathtaking views of the Horseshoe and American Falls

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Autumn in French Canada

featuring Montreal, Quebec and the Scenic Eastern Townships

DAY 1 Arrive in French Canada: Arrive in Montreal, Canada today and settle into your conveniently-located hotel before meeting your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Montreal Sightseeing and Notre-Dame Basilica: Embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canada’s vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Your local guide shows you Old Montreal with its narrow streets lined with a mixture of buildings dating from the 17th-century, Place d’Armes, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the 1976 summer Olympics. Also visit Montreal’s sacred Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebec’s rich religious heritage. On the Mont Tremblant gondola, be whisked away to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding autumn foliage. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Ride VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack: This morning, Canada’s VIA Rail service takes you to Quebec City. The only walled city in North America, Quebec’s Grande-Allee is alive with many quaint shops and sidewalk

cafes. On your touring today, pass through the famed Saint Louis Gate which leads into old Quebec. We arrive at the banks of the St. Lawrence River and Place Royale, the oldest settlement in the region. See the majestic Parliament Buildings before arriving at the Plains of Abraham, the site of the famous battle of 1759. Tonight, a special Sugar Shack dinner will introduce you to Quebec’s unique culture complete with a maple syrup making tour, musical entertainment and traditional French Canadian cuisine. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame, St. Anne de Beaupre and Montmorency Falls: Begin the day at St. Anne de Beaupre. This beautiful shrine is the oldest pilgrimage site in North America. Continue to Manor Montmorency, once the summer home of the Duke of Kent, for a breathtaking view of Montmorency Falls. Higher than Niagara, Montmorency is Eastern Canada’s highest waterfall. In the heart of Quebec sits Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals: B, D

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8 DAYS • 14 MEALS The colors of French Canada’s Laurentian Mountain range during autumn foliage are the backdrop for the majesty of Quebec’s sacred Shrines and historic Cathedrals. Montmorency is Eastern Canada’s highest waterfall

DAY 5 Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Our Lady of the Cape Shrine: Learn the intricacies of copper art at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and handson workshop to make your own copper work of art. In TroisRivieres, visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape. Built in 1714, it is one of the two oldest churches in Canada. With its magnificent stained-glass windows and unique 5,425-pipe Casvant organ, the shrine welcomes over 250,000 pilgrims a year. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Honey Bees, English Teas and Saint Michel: Begin at Miellerie Lune de Miel Honey Farm where this family-run business produces honey products. Learn its production and taste the sweetness. Then, stop for English High Tea in Quebec’s fashionable Eastern Townships. In Sherbrooke, a local guide conducts a tour of the city’s sites including the immense frescos highlighting the region’s rich heritage and visit the Basilica-Cathedral of Saint Michel, a Gothic masterpiece. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and Farewell Dinner

Cruise: This morning visit beautiful Abbey Saint-Benoit-duLac, a Benedictine Monastery. Follow in Saint Benedict’s footsteps and learn about daily Monastic life, admire the beautiful architecture and understand how the monks support the needs of the community. Perhaps you will purchase some of the cheeses, cider and fruit compotes made here. Tonight, a special farewell dinner cruise on the St Lawrence River highlights this French Canada adventure. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Transfer to Montreal and Home: After breakfast depart to Montreal’s Pierre Eliott Trudeau International Airport for flights out anytime today. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 2 – Delta Hotel by Marriott, Montreal, Quebec

Days 3 and 4 – Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec

Day 5 – Gouverneur Hotel, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Day 6 – Hotel OTL Gouverneur, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Day 7 – Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, Montreal, Quebec

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• 14 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in Montreal, French Canada’s most vibrant city

• Take a guided tour of Montreal including Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Jacques Cartier Square

• Visit Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica

• Take the Mont Tremblant Gondola for fantastic views

• Ride Canada’s VIA Rail service from Montreal to Quebec

• Spend two nights in Quebec and take a guided tour including Old Quebec, Place Royale and the Citadelle

• Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a real Quebec Sugar Shack

• Visit the sacred St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine and marvel at the beautiful Montmorency Falls

• Marvel at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio hands-on experience

• Travel the historic “King’s Road” along the St. Lawrence River

• Visit Canada’s National Shrine, Our Lady of the Cape, with its magnificent stained-glass windows and 5,425pipe Casvant organ

• Spend one night in historic Sherbrooke and visit Lune de Miel Honey farm

• Enjoy English High Tea in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and see the Basilica-Cathedral Saint Michel

• Visit the grand Abbey de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

• Enjoy a special farewell dinner cruise on the St Lawrence River

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Nova Scotia and Canada’s Maritimes

featuring Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

9 DAYS • 14 MEALS Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes. Home to the world’s highest tides, breathtaking beaches and forests, historic harbors and the freshest seafood, these delightful provinces will give you memories that last a lifetime.

DAY 1 Arrive in Nova Scotia: Welcome to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Halifax, Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove: After a get-acquainted breakfast a local guide conducts a tour of Halifax. Hear the history of the city’s war years, the devastating Halifax explosion and learn about the city’s connection to the Titanic disaster. Then, visit the port town of Lunenburg featuring National Historic Sites and a thriving waterfront. Stop at Peggy’s Cove, the picturesque fishing village famous for its weathered granite rocks and scenic lighthouse. Back in Halifax, see the beautiful waterfront and visit The Citadel, the restored British fort and National Historic Landmark. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Cape Breton Island: Depart for beautiful Cape Breton Island. Originally settled by the Loyalists from New York state, they were followed by Scottish immigrants,

choosing this region as it reminded them of their homeland. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, overlooking beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Cabot Trail: Spectacular scenery is the highlight today as you travel along the Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. With its charming communities and breathtaking scenery, a visit to Cape Breton is sure to thrill. Enjoy a relaxing picnic-style box lunch along the way and experience the scenic nooks and crannies of this remarkable landscape. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Ferry to Prince Edward Island: Travel by ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. Your two-night stay on PEI gives you ample time to explore this quaint part of Canada. This evening savor a traditional lobster dinner, complete with all the fixings. Meals: B, D

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Peggy’s Cove, the picturesque fishing village

DAY 6 Explore Prince Edward Island: Begin with a tour of Charlottetown. Visit the Anne of Green Gables home, and explore the marvelous beaches and woodlands along the way. Later, enjoy a musical performance at the Confederation Centre for the Arts. Meal: B

DAY 7 Shediac Lobster Cruise and Hopewell Rocks: Depart PEI across the nine-mile-long Confederation Bridge to Shediac, “Lobster Capital of the World.” Enjoy a narrated cruise on the waters of Shediac Bay while having a freshly cooked lobster lunch. Also, stop at Hopewell Rocks, unique rock formations known for their beauty. Meals: B, L

DAY 8 Bay of Fundy Ferry and Grand-Pre National

Historic Site: Breathtaking views of the Bay of Fundy come into view as the MV Fundy Rose ferry takes you back to Nova Scotia. Stop at Grand-Pre National Historic Site, site of an 17th and 18th century Acadian Village. Visit the Interpretive Center and stroll the gardens. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: Depart this morning with a transfer to Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport for flights home today. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 & 2 – Cambridge Suites Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Days 3 & 4 – Inverary Resort, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Days 5 & 6 – Rodd Royalty Hotel, Charlottetown, Prince

Edward Island

Day 7 – Delta Hotel, Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 8 – Hilton Garden Inn, Enfield, Nova Scotia

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Halifax.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Halifax is $279, and in Enfield is $269, tax and breakfast included.

Tour Highlights

• 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Narrated tour of Halifax including The Citadel National Historic Landmark

• Visit the port towns of Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove with its famed lighthouse

• Tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, featuring the largest collection of his inventions

• Travel the scenic Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park

• Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island and enjoy a narrated tour of Charlottetown

• See a musical performance at the Confederation Center for the Arts

• Visit the home of Anne of Green Gables, one of the island’s most popular attractions

• Travel the nine-mile-long Confederation Bridge across Northumberland Strait

• Take a narrated cruise on Shediac Bay and enjoy a succulent lobster lunch

• See the amazing Hopewell Rocks and beautiful Fundy National Park

• Sail across the Bay of Fundy aboard the MV Fundy Rose

• Tour Grand-Pre National Historic Site and Interpretive Center

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Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park

featuring Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks

9 DAYS • 13 MEALS Join us on a western adventure featuring the best of Canada’s Rocky Mountains with Montana’s Glacier National Park. In Canada, lush forests, mighty glacier-fed rivers and immense ice floes welcome visitors to the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks. The awesome grandeur of Glacier National Park’s crisp, clean air and pristine waters is on display from the comfort of a Red Bus traveling along the legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Calgary: Welcome to one of North America’s most rugged and beautiful cities, Calgary. Known for cowboys and spectacular beauty, Calgary was brought to the world’s attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions

DAY 2 Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Hotel: Today, travel south from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park. Embark on a boat cruise of Waterton Lakes, with its deep scenic bays, sheer vertical mountains and beautiful wilderness surroundings. In the afternoon, see the beautiful Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world. Enjoy an included lunch before arriving at scenic East Glacier and your hotel.

Meals: B, L

DAY 3 Glacier National Park: Welcome to Glacier National Park! Founded in 1910, the park is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. The vistas seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road are breathtaking and a photographer’s paradise. The best way to travel is via the antique Red Buses that are both a symbol of the park and reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style. Journey from Lake McDonald to Rising Sun, named one of the top 100 most scenic drives with your trusted “Jammer” at the wheel. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Experience the Ice Age: This morning, it’s off to Banff, Canada’s first National Park. Located amid the rugged alpine beauty of the Rocky Mountains, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour Highlights

• 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend two nights in the cowboy capital of Calgary

• Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Upper Waterton Lake in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park

• Spend two nights at the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier

• Travel the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in a “Jammer” Red Bus through Glacier National Park

• Spend two nights in the town of Banff inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park

• Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking view of the Banff village valley and surrounding mountains

• Snocoach excursion on the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier, the largest in North America

• Visit the Glacier Skywalk for spectacular views

• Spend two nights in the town of Jasper inside Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies

• Enjoy a leisurely narrated cruise on Maligne Lake with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies

• Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff National Parks

• See the vibrant blue, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise

• Special farewell dinner atop the Calgary Tower

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Savor magnificent views of the region as you continue along the parkway to the quaint village of Banff, your home for the next two nights Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Banff Sightseeing: Explore Banff, Canada’s first National Park today. Located amid the rugged alpine beauty of the Rocky Mountains, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before taking a gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular panoramic views. The remainder of the day is free to explore the quaint village of Banff, filled with cosmopolitan galleries, wonderful shops and charming boutiques. Meal: B

DAY 6 Athabasca Glacier Snocoach and Glacier Skywalk: Today, trade in the motorcoach for a “snocoach” and venture on to North America’s largest glacier, the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier. You will travel in a specially designed vehicle to the middle of the glacier, as

your driver points out interesting geological features. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, you will step out onto ice formed from snow which fell as long as 400 years ago. You will also take a walk on the incredible Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform perched 918 feet above spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in Jasper. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Maligne Lake Cruise: Today, in spite of its highways and railroad, Jasper National Park looks very much like it did when David Thompson, Canada’s great fur-trade-era explorer, first saw it. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unparalleled vistas of Jasper National Park on a Maligne Lake cruise. Learn the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drifts past your window. Watch moose lazily wander the shoreline and look for other wildlife that are native to the area. In the afternoon we return to Jasper in plenty of time to explore the town. Meal: B

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DAY 8 Travel the Icefields Parkway and Lake Louise: Travel along one of the world’s most spectacular mountain highways today, the Icefields Parkway. See snow-capped mountains reflected in the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake and watch for black bear, moose and caribou along the way. Later, travel to beautiful Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of this glacier-fed lake. Tonight, dinner is held high atop the Calgary Tower. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: Following breakfast, a group transfer to Calgary International Airport for flights home is available. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Hilton Garden Inn, Calgary, Alberta

Days 2 and 3 – Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, Montana

Days 4 and 5 – High Country Inn, Banff, Alberta

Days 6 and 7 – Forest Park Hotel, Jasper, Alberta

Day 8 – Homewood Suites, Calgary, Alberta

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Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

featuring Calgary, Jasper and Banff

9 DAYS • 13 MEALS Canada’s rugged and beautiful Rocky Mountains filled with mighty rivers, immense glaciers crisp clean air are the highlight of this adventure to Canada’s west.

DAY 1 Arrive in Calgary: Welcome to Calgary, known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

DAY 2 Fort Calgary and Heritage Park: After breakfast, embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Calgary. See the city’s many communities along with Stampede Park and Canada Olympic Park. Then, take a step back into Canada’s historic past at Heritage Park. Here you will learn about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or oldfashioned blacksmith. In the Gasoline Alley Museum, admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks, or stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Later, travel the mountain town of Banff for a two-night stay. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Banff Sightseeing and Lake Louise: This morning explore the many attractions of Banff. See Bow Falls and

Tunnel Mountain before climbing aboard a gondola for a ride in enclosed cars to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Spectacular panoramic views of the village and valley below await. Then, take the short drive to beautiful Lake Louise area where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacier-fed Lake Louise. Back in Banff, explore this quaint village, full of wonderful shops and charming boutiques. Meal: B

DAY 4 Athabasca Glacier Snocoach Ride and Glacier Skywalk: Today, trade in your motorcoach for a “snocoach” and venture on to North America’s largest glacier, the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier. You will travel in a specially designed vehicle to the middle of the glacier, as your driver points out interesting geological features. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, you will step out onto ice formed from snow which fell as long as 400 years ago. Then, take a walk on the incredible Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform perched

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918 feet above spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Maligne Lake Cruise: Today enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jasper National Park as you cruise Maligne Lake with its unparalleled vistas. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drifts past your window. Watch moose lazily wander the shoreline and look for other wildlife that are native to the area. In the afternoon, return to Jasper in plenty of time for exploring. Meal: B

DAY 6 Fort Edmonton Park: Depart Jasper this morning and travel to Edmonton where you will visit Fort Edmonton Park to learn the history of Edmonton and the importance of the fur trade. Originally consisting of fur trading posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1795 to 1914, today the park is a leader in cultural tourism. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Prairie Gardens Experience and West Edmonton Mall: This morning you travel to Prairie Gardens, a countryside working farm. Here you will enjoy a guided farm tour and experience a farm-to-table lunch. This hands-on cooking experience is led by a private chef and features locally grown food. Later, return to Edmonton to spend time at North America’s largest shopping center, the West Edmonton Mall. With over 800 stores, nine world-class attractions, two hotels and over 100 dining venue, the West Edmonton Mall has something for everyone. Meals: B, L

DAY 8 Farewell Dinner atop the Calgary Tower: Depart Edmonton today for the drive to Calgary. From high atop the Calgary Tower, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Calgary. Then, sit down in the Sky 360 Restaurant for a fabulous farewell dinner making for a memorable ending to your adventure. Meals: B, D

DAY 9 Travel Home: Following breakfast, depart Calgary on a group transfer to the Calgary Airport for flights home. Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 and 8 – Homewood Suites, Calgary, Alberta

Days 2 and 3 – High Country Inn, Banff, Alberta

Days 4 and 5 – Forest Park Hotel, Jasper, Alberta

Days 6 and 7 – Hampton Inn, Edmonton, Alberta

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• See the vibrant blue, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise

• Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff National Parks

• Take a Snocoach excursion on the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier walk on the Glacier Skywalk

• Enjoy a leisurely narrated cruise on Maligne Lake and tour Fort Edmonton Park

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• Time for shopping at world famous West Edmonton Mall and visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum

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• Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking view of the Banff village valley

Canadian Rockies by Rail

featuring Banff, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountaineer Train

8 DAYS • 14 MEALS The beauty of Canada’s west comes alive on an unforgettable rail adventure aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer on two awe-inspiring days through the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Also visit the cowboy capitol of Calgary, the beautiful mountain town of Banff and the picturesque and cosmopolitan Vancouver.

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DAY 1 Arrive in Calgary: Welcome to one of North America’s most rugged and beautiful cities, Calgary. Known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty, Calgary was brought to the world’s attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Calgary Tower and Heritage Park: Get to know Calgary on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Get your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626-foot tall Calgary Tower. Then, take a step back into Canada’s colorful past at Heritage Park. Here you will learn about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or old-fashioned blacksmith. In the Gasoline Alley Museum, admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks, or stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Then, depart for Banff and your hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Explore Banff and Lake Louise: Today, explore Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff. See Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before taking the gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the village and valley below. Later, travel to beautiful Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacier-fed Lake Louise. Meals: B, D

Tour Highlights

• 14 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend one night in Calgary, Alberta’s center of Cowboys and Culture

• Take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Calgary and the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626-foot tall Calgary Tower

• Step back into Canada’s colorful past at Heritage Park with its fur-traders, blacksmith and collection of vintage automobiles

• Spend two nights inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park

• Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking view of the Banff village valley and surrounding mountains

• Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise

• Visit Chateau Lake Louise

• Spend two full days on board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Silver Leaf Class* as you pass some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America

• Spend one night in scenic Kamloops, nestled in the Rocky Mountains

• Spend three nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver, the gem of Canada’s Pacific Coast

• Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver to see its downtown core, spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park

• Tour the Museum of Anthropology renowned for its works by the First Nation bands

• Visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery which echoes the days BC was a leading salmon producer

• Enjoy a lunch cruise though the coastal mountain fjord of Indian Arm aboard the luxurious Harbour Princess

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Canadian Rockies by Rail

DAY 4 Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops: Board the Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin the journey westward. Departing Banff National Park the train will travel through the unique Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. You will also cross the Continental Divide. Beyond Craigellachie is Rogers Pass with its tunnels, glistening glaciers, and snow-capped mountains. After Craigellachie, where the “last spike” was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, you pass through the vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals: B, L

DAY 5 Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver: Upon leaving the city of Kamloops the train will follow the Thompson River through the Fraser Canyon. One of the canyon’s true highlights is Hell’s Gate, where you will watch water torrent past the canyon’s walls at its narrowest point. En route you will pass through the scenic Fraser Canyon and the fertile Fraser Valley. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you into the interior of British Columbia to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Vancouver Sightseeing and Museum of Anthropology: Vancouver, its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see Vancouver’s downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Museum of Anthropology renowned for its world arts and cultures and works by the First Nation bands. Later visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Built in 1894 this National Historic Site echoes the days of when British Columbia was a leading salmon producer. Meal: B

DAY 7 Indian Arm Lunch Cruise: Today, climb aboard the luxurious MV Harbour Princess for a remarkable cruise through the Indian Arm, a coastal mountain fjord located right in Vancouver’s backyard. Sail the calm inland waters of Vancouver’s inner harbor, through Burrard Inlet and into Indian Arm. Once heavily-glaciated, the region features spectacular landscapes with lush green forests, pristine waterfalls, panoramic vistas and wildlife. Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch while taking in the scenery. Meals: B, L, D

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View from the peak of Sulphur Mountain in the Canadian Rockies Stanley Park, Vancouver

DAY 8 Return Home: Following breakfast, depart Canada with a transfer to the Vancouver Airport for flights out today.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Day 1 – Homewood Suites, Calgary, Alberta

Days 2 and 3 – Irwin’s Mountain Inn or High Country Inn, Banff, Alberta

Day 4 – The Delta Hotel (or similar), Kamloops, British Columbia

Days 5 through 7 – Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond, British Columbia

2024 Departures

Per Person TwinSingle Room add

July 14 $5,099 $1,259

August 4 $5,099 $1,259

September 15 $5,099 $1,259

*Limited Gold Leaf seating available at an additional cost.

Call for rates and schedules from your city to Calgary and from Vancouver.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary is $169 and in Richmond is $299, tax and breakfast included.

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False Creek and the Burrard Street bridge in Vancouver Enjoy a remarkable cruise aboard the MV Harbour Princess
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Sunrise at Moraine Lake in Banff, Alberta

The Best of Vancouver and Victoria

featuring The Butchart Gardens, Whale Watching and Whistler

8 DAYS • 13 MEALS Unforgettable experiences await in Canada’s most western province, British Columbia. The three cities of Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler combine to make up Canada’s Golden Triangle. It is here where a mountain gondola Peak to Peak experience, a delicious regional foodie tour, a Scottish castle visit and an exciting narrated whale-watching excursion combine for a unique travel experience.

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NEW TOUR

DAY 1 Arrive in Beautiful British Columbia: Welcome to Canada’s rugged Northwest in Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge: Vancouver, the home of Canada’s Golden Triangle with its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see Vancouver’s downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park. In the afternoon we head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. Meal: B

DAY 3 Whistler’s PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Experience: Travel the fabulous “Sea to Sky Highway” today to beautiful Whistler. At the base of Blackcomb Mountain climb aboard the first of three gondolas for a ride to Rendezvous Lodge high atop Blackcomb. The views are spectacular on the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, a 1.88-mile long ride across the mountain valley to Whistler Mountain. At Roundhouse Lodge, have a bite to eat and explore the mountain. Our final gondola takes you down to Whistler Village where quaint shops and stores await. There is time for shopping before going back to Vancouver. Meals: B, L

Tour Highlights

• 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend four nights in Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city

• Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver to see its downtown core, spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge

• Travel the scenic “Sea to Sky Highway” to enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK experience, a 1.88-mile long gondola ride between Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains

• Travel by BC Ferry across the Strait of Georgia to beautiful Vancouver Island

• Spend three nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island

• Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens filled with ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese and rose gardens

• Included city tour of Victoria with its delightful English flavor, red double-decker buses and Tudor-style buildings

• Visit the Victorian-era Craigdarroch Castle, a Baronial mansion and National Historic Site

• Enjoy a walking Victoria Food Tour, a delicious culinary experience featuring some of Victoria’s finest foods

• Cast off on an exciting Whale Watching excursion to see the host of local marine wildlife in the area

• Visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens where butterflies, parrots and chameleons co-exist in a lush indoor jungle

• Travel by BC Ferry to Vancouver for a farewell dinner

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4 BC Ferry to Victoria and Butchart Gardens: This morning, climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island.

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Cast off on an exciting Whale Watching excursion
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The Best of Vancouver and Victoria

Here, discover why Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens. On a sightseeing tour, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. See such sights as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park and Christ Church Cathedral.

Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Craigdarroch

Castle and Victoria Food Tour: Begin the day at the Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion, Craigdarroch Castle. Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir this National Historic Site has been meticulously restored and gives a glimpse of the privileged life in the 1890s. Then, meet a Victoria Food Tour guide for a delicious culinary experience. This leisurely walking tour takes you to some of Victoria’s finest restaurants, local favorites and hidden culinary delights where chefs and cooks await with delectable morsels and culinary secrets.

Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Whale

Watching

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Time in Victoria: Today, the excitement is high in preparation for your whale watching excursion. The waters around Vancouver Island are perfect for aquatic life. Resident Orca Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales are all attracted to the Salish Sea due to its abundance of food. An expert Naturalist is on hand to answer any questions about the local wildlife. Later enjoy free time in Victoria for shopping and on own sightseeing. Meals: B, D

DAY 7 Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Ride the BC

Ferry: Begin the day at one of Victoria’s most popular spots, the Butterfly Gardens. Here, hundreds of free-flying butterflies, along with parrots, chameleons, frogs and more co-exist in a lush indoor jungle. Continue to Swartz Bay and climb aboard the BC Ferry Service again for the return journey back to Vancouver. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner where you gather to share memories of your Canadian adventure. Meals: B, D

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Visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge

DAY 8 Return Home: Following breakfast, depart Canada from Vancouver Airport with flights out anytime today.

Meal: B

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 1 through 3 – Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond, British Columbia

Days 4 through 6 – Best Western Carlton Plaza, Victoria, British Columbia

Day 7 – Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond, British Columbia

2024 Departures Per Person TwinSingle Room add

July 5, 26 $3,299 $1,329

August 16 $3,299 $1,329

Call for rates and schedules from your city to and from Vancouver.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Richmond is $299, tax and breakfast included.

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Travel the scenic “Sea to Sky Highway” to enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK experience Travel by BC Ferry to Vancouver Island Craigdarroch Castle

General Information and Terms & Conditions

How to Make a Reservation

Phone, fax or visit our website - or call your travel professional. Please provide the full first and last names of travelers as it appears on passport and include address, phone number, tour name and departure date. Space will be held until deposit is received which is due within five business days after making your reservation.

Travel Agents Contact

Mayflower Cruises & Tours

650 Warrenville Rd Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 435-8500 ext. 1 in Illinois (800) 323-7604 ext. 1 (630) 960-3575 fax www.mayflowercruisesandtours.com info@mayflowercruisesandtours.com

Reservation Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time

Payments

All deposits and final payments can be made by check or credit card. We accept the following credit cards: Visa Mastercard and Discover Card.

Prices Subject to Change

We reserve the right to vary itineraries and prices and substitute facilities, hotels or events of equal or better quality if necessary.

Guaranteed Share Program for Single Travelers

If you are traveling alone, are a non-smoker, and would like a roommate for cost savings, let us know at the time of booking your reservation. You will be paired with another traveler of the same gender at the twin rate. If no roommate is available, you will get a single room yet only pay the twin price. Guaranteed share reservations are available until the final payment period of a tour.

Roommate Cancellation

If you are booked as a “twin” and your roommate cancels their reservation, and you cannot find another roommate, you may either travel as a guaranteed share (see above) or travel as a single and pay the single supplement.

Health and Walking on Tour

Some sites visited have limited motorcoach access and may involve considerable walking, stairs or inclines. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Some programs include destinations in higher elevations that may have varying effects on individual travelers. Tour Managers and Coach Drivers cannot lift or assist travelers into transportation vehicles. Mayflower Cruises & Tours requires that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance.

Revision Fees

A fee of $25 per person per transaction will be charged for any changes, revisions or alterations made to your reservation after confirmation.

Luggage Handling

The tour cost includes porterage for one average size suitcase. A charge of $5.00 per hotel will be collected by the Tour Manager for each additional piece of luggage that you bring.

Travel Documents

Your travel documents will be in your possession approximately 14 days prior to departure. Documents include tour itinerary, departure and arrival information and times, hotel and ship information, clothing suggestions, baggage tags, plus any helpful hints.

Mayflower Loyalty Program, First Time Travelers and Referral Rewards

Earn $100.00 travel credit for every North America Air holiday taken with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. No restrictions to the

amount of credits an individual can acquire. Loyalty Credits can be applied to any reservation made within one year of the return of the tour they were earned on. Multiple credits can be used on a single tour. Credits are nontransferable but can be combined with Referral Rewards.

Rewards and Mayflower promotional savings.*

First Time Travelers, earn $50.00 to be applied to their first reservation with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. FTTs cannot be combined with any Free Airfare promotional offer.

With Mayflower’s Referral Rewards program you can earn hundreds of travel dollars when you refer a friend to us. Here is how it works – refer a friend that is NEW to Mayflower Cruises & Tours and you will earn up to a $100 Travel savings when your friend makes a reservation and pays the deposit on a tour that is 5 days or longer. The Travel savings is per friend. So if you bring in a couple that is new to Mayflower – you will earn $100 x 2 = $200 in savings.

You can apply these savings on upcoming tours* you have with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. Your Friend also gets a First Time Traveler savings of $100.

*Some restrictions apply, call for details.

Smoke Free Environment

Although smoking is not allowed on the motorcoach, frequent rest/smoking stops are made.

Travelers with Special Needs

You must advise Mayflower at the time your booking is made of any disability requiring special attention. Mayflower will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of our travelers. Be aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act is applicable only within the United States and that accommodations for disabled travelers outside the United States may be more limited. If a traveler requires assistance, we require that he/she be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Neither Mayflower personnel, nor its suppliers, may lift or physically assist travelers. If a traveler thinks he/she might need assistance during a trip, he/she should call Mayflower to determine what assistance might reasonably be provided. If special arrangements are provided, and these arrangements add to the Tour Operator’s cost, the Tour Member will be responsible to pay the additional costs. Mayflower cannot provide special individual assistance to travelers with special needs for walking, dining or other routine activities.

Membership

Mayflower reserves the right to withhold tour membership, or to require any traveler to leave a tour at any time, when such action is determined by Mayflower to be in the best interests of the traveler or the tour group. Children must be at least six years of age and accompanied at all times by a guardian.

Force Majeure

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid.

Responsibility

These tour programs are operated by Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Inc. 650 Warrenville Rd, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532. In common with other companies, Mayflower acts only as an agent for Tour Members in arranging room accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, admissions and restaurants. Mayflower reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes in the itinerary and is not responsible for expenses, loss of time, money or other occurrence resulting from a change of tour scheduling made for Tour Members. Mayflower reserves the right to accept, decline or retain any person as a member of the tour, and is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, or for injuries, expenses or damages incurred by any Tour Member.

United States Tour Operators Association

$1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Inc. shares the coverage available under the United States Tour Operators Association (“USTOA”) $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of Mayflower Cruises & Tours who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Mayflower Cruises & Tours travelers in the unlikely event of Mayflower Cruises & Tours bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Mayflower Cruises & Tours may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10001, or by email to information@ustoa. com or by visiting www.ustoa.com.

Tour Activity Level

Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

1. This program has a leisurely pace with minimal activity such as climbing stairs, boarding the motorcoach and walking within the hotels and ships.

2. Average physical activity on this program requires the ability to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven surfaces.

3. A blend of longer and shorter touring days with walking tours. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces and involve more stairs.

4. Longer touring days with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces and involve stairs.

5. A more physical touring experience based on the destination. Involves longer walking tours, on uneven surfaces, may involve inclines, stair climbing, windy or wet conditions at sites and periods of standing. Expect some of the experiences to occur during the evening.

Payment Information

Listed below is a schedule of deposit and final payment due dates. You will note that the first category includes an optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) which is to be paid within five business days after your reservation.

Please see “Travelers Protection Plan (TPP)” section on the next page for further explanation of this benefit.

Deposit Schedule – Land tour price up to $3,500

Land Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $450 60 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $200 60 Days

Land Tour Only* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $375 60 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $200 60 Days

Deposit Schedule – Land tour price from $3,501 and up

Land Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $499 60 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $200 60 Days

Land Tour Only* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $425 60 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $200 60 Days

Deposit Schedule: Alaska Adventure Cruise, Canadian Rockies by Rail, From the Red Rocks to the Rockies, New England and Canada Autumn Cruising

Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $799 120 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 120 Days

Land/Cruise Tour only* Deposit Per Person Final Payment

• With TPP Coverage $739 120 Days

• Without TPP Coverage $400 120 Days

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Canadian Rockies by Rail, From the Red Rocks to the Rockies, New England and Canada Autumn Cruising and Steam Boating on American Queen have a different Traveler Protection Plans. All refunds for these tours are administered by Trip Mate, Inc. and will be provided based on covered reasons of cancellation. Please go to www.tripmate.com/wpF431G for details on the coverage for the Traveler Protection Plan.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All payments for land, air and train arrangements (ticketed by Mayflower Cruises & Tours) will be refunded when cancellations are prior to final payment date less the deposit amount, which is non-refundable, unless otherwise noted below. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including the deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

*Exception: If you purchased non-refundable airline tickets from Mayflower Cruises & Tours, the TPP does not provide a refund for the airline tickets in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. You will only be charged the TPP premium for the land tour instead of the premium for land tour with air. Should you choose not to purchase our Travelers Protection Plan, the following per person cancellation charges will be assessed for all tours and optional excursion costs:

North America Tours

• 61 days or more: Deposit Amount

• 60 to 31 days prior: 20% of tour cost

• 30 to 15 days prior: 30% of tour cost

• 14 to 1 day prior: 40% of tour cost

• Day of departure or early departure from tour: 100% of tour cost

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Alaska Adventure Cruise, Canadian Rockies by Rail, From the Red Rocks to the Rockies, New England and Canada Autumn Cruising

• 121 days or more: Deposit Amount

• 120 days until day of departure: 100% of the tour cost

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Steam Boating on the American Queen

• 141 days or more: Deposit Amount

• 140 days until day of departure: 100% of the tour cost

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its Refund and Cancellation Policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: condi¬tions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

Air Services: Airfare may be purchased through Mayflower for travel originating in the United States. By using Mayflower’s air services, you accept that Mayflower is only acting as your agent and is not responsible for any accident, death, personal injury, illness, property damage, delay or other monetary loss or expense of any nature that may arise directly or indirectly out of any act of God, or any actions or default of any carrier. Mayflower is not liable for, and does not assume responsibility or accept claims with regards to any losses incurred due to cancellation of flights or change in flight schedule resulting in additional expenses to you, even when the air services are purchased through Mayflower.

Tour Price Includes: All motorcoach transportation noted in the tour itinerary, round trip airport transfers on the tour departure and return dates (only), services of the Tour Manager and driver, lodging, sightsee¬ing, taxes, admissions, gratuities for bellmen and waiters for included meals, as well as future travel credits. Included meals are clearly noted in the touring description. Air transportation is available upon request, at additional cost, for United States and Canada Tours.

For travelers purchasing their own air, airport transfers are included provided their flight arrival and departure times meet the time frames suggested in the brochure.

What is Not Included on the Tours: The land price of your tour does not include airfare to the tour departure point; excess luggage charges; items of a personal nature; meals not included on the itinerary; sightseeing attractions listed as “optional excursions” and gratuities to the full time Tour Manager, motorcoach driver, all airport skycaps, van or limo drivers and local guides.

Airline Security Measures: The Transportation Security Administration requires that travelers provide their name exactly to their airline as it appears on the passport or a government issued I.D. (such as a drivers license) to be used while traveling, along with their date of birth and gender when making reservations to fly within the U.S. When making your flight reservations through Mayflower Cruises & Tours, you will be asked for this information by our staff. Due to airline security measures, your photo I.D. or passport must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

Passport & Visas for Canada and Mexico: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport for entry into Canada or Mexico. No other documents will be accepted. Expiry date of passports should be at least six months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for

one. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. Our Travelers Protection Plan consists of a Cancellation Fee Waiver combined with Travel Insurance Benefits.

Part A - Cancellation Fee Waiver (CFW)

Should you have to cancel your tour or interrupt your tour en route, we have added a non-refundable Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) in our deposit schedule. If you do not wish to purchase this protection, simply deduct the amount from your deposit. This non-refundable fee waives all cancellation fees and penalties, provided we are notified of the cancellation one day before your tour departs. While on tour, if a passenger must leave early due to a personal illness, illness or death of a member of the immediate family, the purchase of the Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) guarantees full refund for any unused services (including purchased optional excursions) after the departure of the tour. Handling of return air transportation is included if your airline tickets were provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. *Exception: If you purchased non-refundable airline tickets from Mayflower Tours, the TPP does not provide a refund for the airline tickets in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. You will only be charged the TPP premium for the land tour instead of the premium for land tour with air.

Exclusions

Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

Part B - Travel Insurance Benefits

In addition to the Part A - Cancellation Fee Waiver, this plan also provides the following travel insurance benefits. These Part B Benefits are offered and administered by Trip Mate Insurance Agency, Inc., are underwritten by the insurance carriers listed below and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy:

• $25,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

• $500 Trip Delay (Up to $100 Per Day)

• $25,000 Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation

• 24 Hour Worldwide Assistance Service

• $2,000 Baggage / Travel Documents

• $500 Baggage Delay (Up to $100 Per Day)

Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Description of Coverage Brochure which will be enclosed with your deposit receipt and is also available to you, upon request, at any time prior to your purchase of the plan. For example, coverage does not apply to; suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room or cabin with you during your trip. Sickness or Injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while insurance is in force for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in force for you.

Part B Travel Insurance is underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.

For complete details on the protection plan refer to the Description of Coverage Brochure enclosed with your deposit receipt. For complete details of the plan please visit online website at www.tripmate.com/wpF431M

Important! The Travelers Protection Plan must be purchased by the time of initial payment and may not be purchased at a later date.

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Deposit Schedule: Steam Boating
Queen Land/Cruise Tour with Air* Deposit Per Person Final Payment • With TPP Coverage $1,999 140 Days • Without TPP Coverage $1,500 140 Days Land/Cruise Tour only* Deposit Per Person Final Payment • With TPP Coverage $1,999 140 Days • Without TPP Coverage $1,500 140 Days
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