june 2018-may 2019 volume XLVII
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Fall offers an abundance of opportunity to see the spectaular colors of nature! Leaf peeping is a popular activity and can be found on many of our fall offerings on pages 23-27. Whether it's New England, Michigan or Tennessee, fall foliage is a sight to see!
Weâ€™re happy to continue offering the loyalty program throughout 2018. So, on your 2nd tour (of four days or more) with us in 2018, subtract $50 off your tour price. On the 3rd tour (of four days or more) with us in 2018, subtract $100 and so on. The more you travel, the more you save! (Program is based on the calendar year, so all eligible tours depart within 2018.)
Happenings at Sunrise Tours... The nature of our business requires that we plan our tour calendar well over a year in advance, which means our minds are often affixed in the future. I recently dated a check 2019! And yet it seems like just yesterday I was working at Andersen Consulting and the “Y2K” computer bug was a great worry. Where did the 20 years go? It’s a truism that living in the present is a great way to enjoy friends, family and life in general, but when it comes to taking a vacation, planning ahead is vital. You’ll notice this catalog features an opportunity to join us in 2020 on a Sunrise exclusive journey to Oberammergau, Germany for the epic decennial Passion Play (page 41). Of course it seems early to be thinking about a trip in 2020, but for such a unique event, deposits must be paid and plans made or the opportunity will pass. Or consider our Winter in Yellowstone tour (page 32). You should consider booking this chilly trip in the heat of summer or else you may be too late – as many Sunrise customers found this past winter. Don't forget to check out the new April departure of our 25th Anniversary Cruise (pages 35-36). Our May 2019 River Cruise sold out within 2 months!
Remember, a Sunrise Tour deposit is fully refundable for any reason until final payment date, so the risk of planning ahead is minimal. So as you peruse our latest catalog, let your mind wander to the future and imagine where you’d like to travel in the next month, season or year(s). And after you’ve planned your next vacation (or five) with us, come back to the present and enjoy your day! Brent Dalrymple
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Hamilton in Chicago June 20-23, 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS JUNE 2018 Yellowstone and more
JULY 2018 Rocky Mntn 4th of July International Selkirk Loop Pacific NW & Canada DC, NYC and Philly Lake Superior Canadian Rockies & Glacier NP NY Encore
p. 4 p. 5 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p. 9 p. 10
AUGUST 2018 Fly Mystery Bar Harbor & Canada Scenic Idaho Voyageurs National Park Lewis & Clark Journey Newfoundland Northwest Coast Cape Cod & more
p. 10 p. 11 p. 12 p. 13 p. 14 p. 15 p. 16 p. 17
SEPTEMBER 2018 Oregon & N. CA
CA National Parks Magnolia Market & more Colorado Trains Canyonlands New England Fall Michigan Upper Peninsula
p. 19 p. 20 p. 21 p. 22 p. 23 p. 24
OCTOBER 2018 Southwest Grand Adventure New England Coast & Color Fall in the Smokies
p. 25 p. 26 p. 27
NOVEMBER 2018 Hilton Head Island
DECEMBER 2018 NYC Holiday Holidayville Christmas Colorado New Year’s Eve Branson New Year’s Eve Rose Parade
p. 29 p. 29 p. 30 p. 30 p. 31
JANUARY 2019 Winter in Yellowstone
Florida Stay N Play S. California & Palm Springs
p. 33 p. 34
FEBRUARY 2019 Biloxi Winter Break
MARCH 2019 Anniversary River Cruise
APRIL 2019 Washington DC Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
p. 37 p. 38
JUNE 2019 Iceland
AUGUST 2019 Alaska Cruisetour
SEPTEMBER 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play p. 41 Policies Booking Forms
p. 42 p. 43
“All inclusive” Remember, a Sunrise Tour is an inclusive product. All activities, tickets, taxes and typically two meals per day (included meals are indicated in the daily itinerary; b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner, hot apps= extensive appetizers that could replace a dinner) are included so that your only expenses on the road will be meals that are not included, souvenirs and a gratuity for your tour manager, driver and step-on guides if you so desire (see policies on p. 42). On a few tours, 2 meals a day may not be included, and will be indicated as such.
Yellowstone National Park & more! Day 1: Sioux City, IA Travel into Iowa for an overnight stay in Sioux City. D
Day 6: Yellowstone comes alive! Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy the best of Yellowstone today with our own guide. Old Faithful! Geysers! Paint Pots! All in all, a day of geological wonders and plenty of wildlife. Enjoy dinner in the Old Faithful Inn this evening and time to explore the area afterwards. The Old Faithful Inn is one of the few remaining log hotels in the United States. Highlights include the 65- foot ceiling in the lobby and the rhyolite fireplace. B, D
Day 2: Rapid City, SD Explore the Badlands of South Dakota today and enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug Store. Get comfortable for a 2-night stay in Rapid City at the popular Comfort Grand Tetons Suites where each room is your personal suite. B, D
June 23-July 1, 2018
Per person rates* double $2598 triple/quad $2294 single $3391 * Includes returnflight to MCI.
All the activities were very interesting and informative. The step on guides did a Day 7: Jackson, WY Day 3: Rapid City, SD Head south to Moose, Wyoming and follow your nose great job pointing out A local guide will take us to visit Mount Rushmore, towards the aromatic campfire smoke to savor a good interesting things and Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills. Travel to old fashioned Dornan’s Chuckwagon lunch. Next, en- facts about the parks! Custer State Park featuring 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pristine lakes and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour into one of the largest herds of bison in North America. Enjoy lunch in the historic State Game Lodge where Presidents Eisenhower and Coolidge dined. B, L
joy a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop and a narration about the region’s wildlife, history, and geology. Continue into historic Jackson for leisure time to explore Jackson Square, located in the heart of Jackson, WY. B, L
Day 8: Grand Tetons - Salt Lake City, UT Day 4: Cody, WY After a leisurely morning in Jackson, board the coach Depart Rapid City this morning and begin our trek to and travel south along scenic highways into Salt Lake Cody, WY. Along the route, we will see Devil’s Tower City. This evening, we will savor a farewell dinner and and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. an overnight stay at the DoubleTree hotel where you Tonight, we will relax in the comforts of Cody Cowboy are greeted with a warm cookie! B, D Village, a luxury log cabin lodging located in Cody with all rooms attractively appointed with a cowboy/ west- Day 9: Return home ern flair. This is the real thing...real log cabins with open Fly home from Salt Lake City. B beam ceilings. Cody is surrounded by scenic mountains to be enjoyed from the chairs on ND First night your cabin’s porch. Dinner and entertainMT ment at the acclaimed Cody Cattle ComWest Last night Yellowstone pany this evening. B, D Overnight 2 Day 5: Yellowstone National Park Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West before traveling into Yellowstone Park. Explore the Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. Discover information about the geothermal features at the Museum and take a leisurely stroll on one of the trails. Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay at the Grey Wolf Inn, located in West Yellowstone, MT. B, D
Snake River Scenic Float
Old Faithful Inn
Custer State Park
Badlands National Park
- Gerald D. 2017 Yellowstone National Parks and more!
Combine this tour with International Selkirk Loop on page 5 and take $400 off the combined per person rate!
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Salt Lake City
Rocky Mountain 4th of July Featuring Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Greeley Stampede! Day 1: Hays, KS Celebrate 4th of July in the Rocky Mountains! Begin the journey west with dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Gella’s Diner, and overnight stay in Hays, KS. D Day 2: Loveland, CO Get your first glimpse of the Bull rider at rodeo mountains when we arrive in Loveland, CO for a fournight stay at the full-service Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, with spacious all-suite rooms featuring a private bedroom and separate living room. B, D Day 3: Greeley Stampede After a morning of leisure at the hotel or shopping at the Loveland outlet stores, travel to Greeley to explore the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, located on the mainline of the Union Pacific Railroad. Then it’s time to saddle up for the 97th Annual Greeley Stampede, Colorado’s premier western celebration! Experience one of the top five rodeo events in the world, the finals of the PRCA Stampede Rodeo competition, from our shaded, clubhouse seats. Enjoy a catered dinner while watching top cowboys and cowgirls competing for the prestigious Stampede title. B, D
a full-day guided tour. Keep an eye out for big game as we drive along Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved highway in the United States, and enjoy lunch at Grand Lake Lodge. Stop at the Alpine Visitor Center, located at an elevation of 11,796 feet, for breathtaking views. Enjoy an evening of leisure exploring downtown Estes Park, CO. B, L Day 6: Boulder Head south to Boulder for a private tour and tasting at Celestial Seasonings tea factory located on Sleepytime Drive. Enjoy lunch at the foot of Boulder’s iconic Flatiron peaks when we dine at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. Explore hands-on exhibits about weather and climate during a visit to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, housed in the famous I.M Pei-designed building. Continue to Denver, CO for an overnight stay. B, L, Hot Apps
July 1-8, 2018 Per person rates double $1776 triple/quad $1560 single $2316 Same price as 2016!
I always recommend Sunrise to my friends for a quality Day 7: Kansas Bid farewell to Colorado as we travel through Kansas experience. for an overnight stay. B, D
- Kay G., 2016 Rocky Mountain 4th
Day 4: Fort Collins and Fireworks Day 8: Travel home Happy 4th of July! Head north to Fort Collins, consis- Learn about the last continuous stand of tallgrass praitently listed as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire! rie in North America during a morning visit to the Flint Watch the 4th of July parade from our reserved seats Hills Discovery Center before arriving home. B followed by lunch at a local favorite. Take a guided tour of the city, including a scenic stop at Horsetooth ReserFirst night voir and free time in historic Old Town, Greeley Fort Collins Highlight Last night NE Stampede 4 the design model for Disneyland’s Main Tour route Overnight Loveland Street USA. Experience one of the Rocky west’s finest fireworks shows over Lake Mountain Boulder Loveland, including a finale of 500 shots. National Hays Park 1 B, L, Hot Apps 1
Day 5: Rocky Mountain National Park Experience the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country’s most accessible national parks, during
The Selkirk Loop & Kelowna Day 1: Flight to Spokane, WA Get ready to begin the exploration of the scenic Selkirk Loop with an overnight near Spokane, WA. D
Day 5: Okanagan July 3-10, 2018 Valley Per person rates* Travel west through the picturesque double $2469 southern Okanagan triple/quad $2213 Valley to surprising single $3134 Kelowna. Because * Includes roundtrip of the perfect cli- airfare from MCI Day 2: International mate for growing Selkirk Loop grapes, over 40 Featuring an amazEnter the loop at wineries dot the ing 280-mile scenic Newport, WA and landscape including loop in Washington, travel north on the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Summerhill Winery Idaho and British Pend Oreille (“ponwhere we will enjoy Columbia encircling duh-ray”) Scenic Byway with a stop for lunch in Ross- a tour and tasting. After dinner, unpack for 2 nights in the Selkrik Mountain land, Canada’s Alpine City. Visit Castlegar, located at Kelowna. B, D Range. It’s America’s the confluence of Columbia and Kootenay rivers, for a private tour of the Doukhobor Discovery Centre fea- Day 6: Kelowna only picturesque turing local Russian history. Continue along the loop This morning, take time to walk down to the water- Two-Nation Vacation to Ainsworth, BC and unpack for a 3-night stay at the front for a leisurely stroll along the gorgeous lakeside. on a multi-national unique Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort featuring hot Smell the lavender as we approach the Okanagan pools that overlook Kootenay Lake. B, L Lavender and Herb farm before a local guide pro- scenic loop! vides an overview of the history and city highlights of Day 3: North Kootenay Kelowna. Tonight, board Kelowna Boat Cruises for a During your stay, you have unlimited access to the hot dinner cruise on Okanagan Lake that tours around the Combine this tour with springs pools and the “cold plunge pool”! In Kaslo, Citypark, under the William Bennett Bridge and back Yellowstone on page 3 or Pacific Northwest step back 100 years on a private tour of the restored for a picture perfect shot of the cityscape. B, D on page 6 and take sternwheeler SS Moyie which once plied Kootenay Lake. With a local guide aboard, visit the mining ghost Day 7: Osoyoos $400 off the combined town of Sandon, including a tour of the century-old In southern Okanagan Valley arrive in Osoyoos for a per person rate! powerhouse home of longtime ghost “Headless Eric”! visit to the NK’MIP In New Denver, the Nikkei Internment Centre tells the ( “ i n - k a - m e e p ” ) the World War II story of 22,000 Japanese Canadians Cultural Centre to SS Moyie Ship Kelowna who were moved into isolated camps. Return to the learn about the 2 hotel for dinner. B, D rich living culture Ainsworth Okanagan Lake 3 of the Okanagan Boat Cruise Nelson Day 4: Queen City of the Kootenays First Nation and Selkirk Castlegar Continue the exploration of the scenic Selkirk Loop in Canada’s only Mountains Nk’mip “Queen City” Nelson to visit the Blaylock Mansion, true desert with a one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture in private walk and western Canada and the perfect spot to enjoy a guided snake demonFirst night walk in the gardens. Board the restored Streetcar #23, stration! Can you MT Last night built in 1906, for a trolley ride along the lakefront! A smell the sage local historian joins us during lunch at Nelson’s famous and pine forests Overnight 11 Hume Hotel, a historical landmark opened in 1898. during our walk? Highlight Spokane Board the Kootenay Lake Ferry for a relaxing cruise After lunch in OsTour route from Balfour to the village of Crawford Bay. Filled oyoos, cross the Flight route with unique artisan shops (including the Harry Potter border and travel ID broom maker!), galleries and restaurants, it’s the ideal to Spokane, WA spot for a leisurely evening visit. B, L for an overnight stay. B, L
Day 8: Fly home from Spokane B
Pacific Northwest & Canadian Rockies Day 1: Arrive in Seattle, Washington Fly into Seattle for dinner and overnight stay. D
Mountains while floating on the Bow River with experienced river guides. This leisurely float offers excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk, and osprey complete with up close views of Three Sisters Mountain and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front range. Arrive for a 2-night stay at Rundlestone Lodge, conveniently located in downtown Banff. B, D
Day 2: Boeing Tour & Vancouver, BC Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s largest building by volume, the Boeing Factory. Cross the border into Canada and join our local guide for a tour of the bustling British Columbia seaport city of Vancouver. Check in for a 2-night stay at the four-diamond River Rock Casino Resort, overlooking the Fraser River. B, D
Stube Restaurant. Cross back into the United States and unpack for a 2-night stay in Kalispell, Montana. B, L
Combine this tour with International Selkirk Day 8: Glacier National Park Board the narrated “red bus jammers” for a journey Loop on page 5 and along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, the only road that take $400 off the comcrosses Glacier National Park. Enjoy the fresh air and bined per person rate!
Day 5: Bow River Float Trip and Banff, Alberta Travel through Rogers Pass, Glacier and Yoho National Parks into Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. Enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky
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views of Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes. After lunch in the park, enjoy an afternoon of leisure to experience the laid-back western vibe in Whitefish, MT. B, L
Glacier National Park
* Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
The Rocky Mountains roll on for a thousand miles with snowcapped peaks, thick forests and clear glacial lakes. Banff was the first of the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks established in Day 7: Kootenay National Park, BC Travel through Kootenay National Park, filled with icy 1885. Join us as we mountain rivers and steamy hot springs, to Radium explore this incredibly Hot Springs, BC for a European luncheon at Helna’s majestic region.
Day 4: Revelstoke, BC Journey along the scenic Trans-Canada Highway to the inland mountains of British Columbia for an overnight stay nestled between the crystal clear waters of Three Valley Lake and sheer cliffs of the Monashee Mountains in Revelstoke. Learn about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its role in building Canada as a nation when you visit the Revelstoke Railway Museum. B, D
Per person rates* double $3759 triple/quad $3376 single $4724
Day 6: Athabasca Glacier Join our local guide for a scenic journey north on the Icefield Parkway into Jasper National Park. Experience the azure blue waters of the glacier-fed Peyto Lake and explore the most photographed spot in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience during a “snow coach” trek onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier, part of the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies. B, L
Day 3: Vancouver Island, BC Ferry over to Vancouver Island and experience an explosion of color at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of stunning and meticulously kept gardens. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful rose garden before an afternoon of leisure to explore British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, with an ocean or mountain vista around every corner. B, L
July 12-22, 2018
Day 9: Cascade Mountains, Washington Travel through Coeur D’Alene National Forest to Leavenworth, WA nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy dinner with German entertainment and an overnight stay at the charming Bavarian Lodge. Herzlich Willkommen! B, D Day 10: Leavenworth and Cashmere, Washington Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning to explore the Bavarian Lodge. Take a guided tour of the historic Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. After scenic drive through the Cascades, enjoy a final overnight stay in Seattle. B, D Day 11: Return flight Fly home from Seattle. B
Plan to travel with Sunrise many more times! As a single traveler, I feel very comfortable and confident that I will be looked after.
– Kay G, 2017 Pacific Northwest & Canadian Rockies
America’s First Capital Cities
Featuring Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City Day 1: Washington DC Fly into Washington DC and check into the awardwinning Gaylord National Resort, a waterfront property in National Harbor featuring a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River. Retreat to your luxurious accommodations to prepare for a “capital” adventure! B, D
a local guide. Visit Independence National Historical Park featuring the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. See Christ Church, founded in 1695, which hosted revolutionary-era leaders and colonial members in the early days of our nation along with Betsy Ross’s home. Enjoy dinner at the City Tavern and overnight in Philly. B, D
Capitol Building in Washington DC
July 22-28, 2018 Per person rates* double $2399 triple/quad $2287 single $2644
* Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Day 2: Washington DC Enjoy an in-depth tour with a local guide and stand where global events have taken shape. Spend time at the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex, to explore at leisure. B, D
Day 5: MAR and Broadway Visit the Museum of American Revolution (MAR) and immerse yourself in the early road to independence through interactive galleries and recreated historical scenes. This new museum, opened in 2017, is receivDay 3: Washington, DC ing accolades as a premier attraction! Continue north Arrive at George Washington’s Mount Vernon to tour to New York City and check into the Belvedere Hotel one of the most iconic homes in America. Take in the in Times Square for a two-night stay. Dine at upscale Museum of American beautiful scenery along the Potomac River as we em- Trattoria Trecolori, a Sunrise Traveler favorite restauRevolution bark on a narrated cruise aboard a luxury yacht up rant, before settling into reserved seats for the hit Encompassing 118,000 the river to DC. Visit the Newseum, an interactive Broadway musical Come From Away. B, D square feet, the space museum exploring communication and its relation to holds an expansive colleccurrent events throughout history. Dinner at Tony and Day 6: New York City Tour tion of art, manuscripts Joe’s Seafood Place before returning to the Resort. Explore New York City, which briefly seved as our na- and printed works from B, D tion’s capital from 1789-1790, with a local guide. the nation’s Revolutionary Spend the day exploring Central Park, St. Patrick’s Period. It also displays a Day 4: Philadelphia Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and visit- range of objects gathered Upon arrival in Philadelphia, explore our nation’s first ing the unique areas of Little Italy and Chinatown in from and pertaining to the Capital at “America’s most historic square mile” with lower Manhattan. A highlight of the tour will be a visit Revolutionary War, includto poignant 9/11 Memo- ing British, French and rial at Ground Zero and American weapons used in admission to the 9/11 battle and personal diaries Memorial Museum. Af- written in camp. First night New York terwards rise to the top of City 2 the brand new One World Last night Observatory, the tallest Museum of the 9/11 Overnight building in the Western American Revolution Memorial Hemisphere, for incredHighlight ible panoramic views of Philadelphia 1 New York City! B, L Tour route
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Shores of Lake Superior Part 4 of 5 Great Lakes Series
Day 1: Grand Rapids, MI Fly into Grand Rapids for dinner and overnight stay. D Day 2: Sault Sainte Marie Travel to the Northern Gateway to Canada, historic Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Experience one of the largest waterway traffic systems on earth during an afternoon cruise through the Soo Locks. Continue across the Canadian border for an overnight stay along the St. Mary’s River in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. B, D. Day 3: Lake Superior Provincial Park Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the coast of Lake Superior, frequently named as one of the “Top Ten Drives” in Canada. Delight in the beauty of northern Ontario’s wilderness when you visit Lake Superior Provincial Park. Continue along the shoreline to Wawa, ON for a stop at the 125-foot-high waterfall, Scenic High Falls, flowing from Magpie River to Lake Superior. Unpack for a 2-night stay on the western shore of Lake Superior in the City of Thunder Bay. B, D
longest suspension bridge. Learn about the powers of Ontario’s native purple gemstone during a guided tour of the Amethyst Panorama Mine – plus a chance to find one of your own! B, L Day 5: Grand Portage, MN Continue your journey along the shoreline to Grand Portage, MN. Board the Sea Hunter III for a scenic cruise past the imposing Rock of Ages Lighthouse to Isle Royal National Park, a remote island cluster in the Lake. Enjoy the afternoon to explore this car-free wilderness of forests and lakes, where moose and wolves roam. Return to the mainland for dinner and overnight stay surrounded by Minnesota’s north woods at Grand Portage Lodge. B, D
Day 6: Lighthouses and Waterfalls Day 4: Explore Thunder Bay Travel along the north shore of Join our local expert for a guided tour of Thunder Bay, Lake Superior to visit the most the largest city on Lake Superior and protected by a photographed lighthouse in the famed “Sleeping Giant.” Visit Kakabeka Falls Pro- U.S., Split Rock Lighthouse. Exvincial Park before a delicious Finnish style lunch at perience the history and technology behind 1000 watts the Hoito. Continue with our guide to Eagle Canyon of ship-stopping power during a tour of this signature Adventures and walk across the canyon via Canada’s Minnesota landmark. Experience the thunderous roar of the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls of the Eagle Canyon Gooseberry River as it plummets through the rocky gorge. Arrive in Duluth, MN and tour the Thunder Isle Royale Great Lakes Aquarium, featuring animals and Bay 2 National Park habitats within the Great Lake Basin, including Grand Portage 1 Lake Superior North America’s largest sturgeon touch tank. Provincial Park Unpack for a 2-night stay. B, D Sault Ste. Marie Duluth 2 Day 7: Duluth 1 Join our local expert for a guided city tour inWI cluding Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge and Lakewalk. Board the Vista Star for a narrated sightseeing cruise. Learn about Duluth’s hardworking harbor and the history of Lake SuMinneapolis perior while enjoying panoramic views of the First night North Shore. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure on Last night Duluth’s famed Canal Park, filled with quaint Overnight shops, galleries and cafes. B, L Highlight
July 23-30, 2018 Per person rates* double $2299 triple/quad $2095 single $2799 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Split Rock Lighthouse
Did you know?
Lake Superior is not only the largest of the Great Lakes; it is the largest body of fresh water on Earth. Situated on the northern edge of Wisconsin, Lake Superior extends from the upper peninsula of Michigan north to Ontario, Canada, and reaches west to the eastern edge of Minnesota.
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Day 8: Return home Travel to Minneapolis/St. Paul for our return flight home. B
Canadian Rockies & Glacier Park Day 1: Flight Fly to Spokane, WA to begin this scenic adventure. D Day 2: Flathead Valley Tucked into the northwest corner of Montana, the Flathead Valley features a mild climate protected by mountain ranges and lakes. Visit Kalispell’s famed National Historic Registry Conrad Mansion and learn how Mr. Conrad, a southerner, made his fortune. Be sure to see the guest room where Teddy Roosevelt slept! Enjoy Montana’s warm western hospitality at dinner before unpacking for a 2-night stay in Kalispell. B, D Day 3: Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is a must see as a partner in the International Peace Park. Board the “Red Jammers” and embark on the Mountain Majesty Tour which follows the glacially carved valleys into the heart of Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and onto the top of the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. After lunch in the park, enjoy the fresh air and views of Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows and rugged mountains while traveling to Whitefish to experience its western vibe. B, L
July 24-Aug. 1, 2018 Per person rates* double $3439 triple/quad $3099 single $4318
* Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Rundlestone Lodge River for a different perspective of Banff National Park and its ecology. This relaxing float allows time to enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains while looking for beaver, elk, osprey and more! B, L Day 6: Banff National Park Traveling through Banff National Park, visit Lake Louise, the most photographed spot in the Canadian Rockies. Take time to walk to the edge of the Lake for a picture and a gourmet 4-star lunch in the hotel. Then it’s on to Jasper for a 2-night stay at the Sawridge Inn, a property which offers premier lodging in the midst of the vast, unspoiled grandeur of 4,200 square mile Jasper Park, Canada’s largest park. B, L
Day 4: Banff Cross the international border into Kootenay Nation- Day 7: Jasper al Park where scenic views of mountain rivers and hot Explore the many features of Jasper National Park springs dot the landscape. Savor a European lunch highlighted by Medicine Lake and Maligne Canyon in Radium Hot Springs before continuing to Banff to and the history of this 100 year old charming mounexperience the spectain village of Jasper with our personal Jasper tacular Canadian guide. Board the the Jasper aerial Sky2 Rocky Mountains Tram to soar up 7,470 feet for eagleand the small-town eye majestic views of the mountains, Athabasca charm that Banff ofGlacier valleys and river. Don’t forget your fers. After dinner, camera! This evening, try star viewing unpack your bags in this unique setting where the RockBanff for a 2-night stay at Calgary ies act as a natural shield from the glow 2 First night 1 the premier Rundleof neighboring cities. B, L Last night Fairmont stone Lodge conBanff Springs veniently located in Overnight Hotel Day 8: Athabasca Glacier downtown Banff. B, Highlight Enjoy a snow-coach ride on an all-terL rain Ice Explorer across the surface of Tour route BC the Athabasca Glacier. Take a picture at Flight route Day 5: Scenic Float the azure blue Peyto Lake with the CaExperience Banff nadian Rockies in the backdrop. Conwith a professional tinue south to Calgary for a farewell Kalispell local expert. Savor dinner and an overnight stay. B, D 2 Glacier lunch at the 4-star National Park Spokane 1 Fairmont Banff Day 9: Return flight home from CalSprings Hotel and gary B embark on a scenic float trip on the Bow
Explore the Rockies cities of Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Waterton Park in Canada and America’s Glacier National Park all in one fantastic tour during the most delightful season of the year!
Combine this tour with Idaho on page 12 and take $400 off the combined per person rate!
We were looking for a no hassle trip to places we always wanted to see, like Banff. You delivered exactly what we wanted on the tour. Really enjoyed it and a good value!.
- Connie & Bruce D. 2016 Canadian Rockies & Glacier Park
New York Encore
Day 1: New York City Catch a flight to New York City and check into our hotel, the Belvedere, a hidden jewel in the heart of the theater district that was built during the 1920’s Art Deco period. Located a little over a block away from Times Square, our centrally located hotel provides an excellent starting point to explore NYC. This afternoon, visit the poignant 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Ascend to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the new One World Observatory at One World Trade Center for an incredible panoramic view of the city. D
Day 3: New York City Like a real New Yorker, we will take the subway downtown to Battery Park to take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This afternoon is yours to explore as you please. Shop Madison Avenue, rise to the top of the Empire State Building, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more. Your options are unlimited and your Sunrise Tour Manager will be available to help you chart a course for an exciting New York afternoon (cost of afternoon activities not included). B, D
July 28-31, 2018 Per person rates* double $1599 triple/quad $1467 single $1937 * Includes roundtrip flight from MCI
Combine this tour with Bar Harbor on page 11 and take $400 off the Day 4: Return Home Take a short early morning walk to combined rate! Rockefeller Center to catch NBC’s Today Show live or over to Times Square (optional) before a return flight home. B Bronx Manhattan
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Manhattan Day 2: New York City Each morning, dine at a local diner to start your day. Enjoy a local guided tour of the most important borough of New York City, Manhattan. See Central Park, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown, and much more! The guide will provide insight into New York’s character and people, enhancing your NYC exper ence. Enjoy orchestra seating for the hit Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical which tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. B, D
Times Square 9/11 Memorial
I had a fantastic first tour experience with Sunrise tours and met some wonderful new friends. I can hardly wait to pick out the next tour. Brad H., 2017 NY Encore
Overnight Highlight Flight to/from NYC
Fly Mystery Have you ever been on your way to the airport, but not known where you’re flying? Join us for some adventure as we embark on a fly mystery tour!
August 1-4 2018
Per person rates* double $999 triple/quad $918 single $1193 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI.
Bar Harbor & the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Day 1: Fly to Boston area Board a flight for Boston and travel north to central Maine for a one-night stay. D
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1 Day 2: Bar Harbor Halifax Bar Depart this morning for picturesque Bar 2 Harbor Augusta Peggy’s VT Harbor, Maine. Nowhere along the Atlantic 1 1 Cove seaboard is the “stern and rockbound coast” Acadia NS National Park more picturesque than Acadia National NH Park! A scenic carriage ride through the park Highlight First night enhances our visit to this enchanting area. Last night Tour route Boston Enjoy a delightful dinner at the Jordan Pond Overnight Flight route MA House then a special overnight at The Bluedish Boardwalk and try a Cows Ice Cream treat before nose Inn with sweeping views of Frenchman Bay. B, D dinner and a performance of Anne of Green Gables the Musical, at the Confederation of the Arts Centre. B, D Day 3: St. Johns, New Brunswick With passports in hand, cross the international border Day 6: Baddeck, Nova Scotia to Saint Andrews, NB for time to explore this charmCross the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia ing village. Follow along CN-1 highway through Loch aboard MV Holiday Island Ferry featuring outdoor Alva wilderness park to St. John, NB to check into the seating with stunning views or indoor seating with muluxurious Chateau Saint John. B, D sic and entertainment. Continue our journey to Baddeck for 2-nights of warm Cape Breton hospitality. B, D Day 4: Confederation Bridge Continue deeper into New Brunswick to see a natural Day 7: Cabot Trail phenomenon – the Hopewell Rocks – you must see Spend the day on one of Canada’s most famous and them to believe them! Cross the picturesque ninespectacular scenic drives – The Cabot Trail. Stop to mile-long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Isvisit the “hookers” making rugs, and take many photos land for a two-night stay in Charlottetown. This evefrom viewpoints high above the Atlantic Ocean. B, L ning, savor a Lobster Dinner, a choice meal when exploring the Maritimes. B, D Day 8: Halifax, NS Visit one of Canada’s most popular sites, the impactful Day 5: Prince Edward Island Alexander Graham Bell Museum overlooking beautiExplore this intriguing island and visit an Anne of ful Bras d’OR Lake before traveling across Nova Scotia Green Gables site, see some of the famous coastline to Halifax and a 2-night stay at the Courtyard by Marand travel through the quaint villages. Enjoy Cavenriott located within walking distance to the Harbour. B, D
August 2-11, 2018 Per person rates* double $3159 triple/quad $2883 single $3846 * Includes roundtrip flight from MCI
Combine this tour with New York Encore on page 10 and save $400 off the combined rate! Or combine this tour with Newfoundland on page 15 and take $450 off the combined rate!
This is one of the best organized trips I have been on!
- Beth O. 2017 Bar Harbor & the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Day 9: Peggy’s Cove and Hailfax Today is full of history and fun so bring your cameras and sunglasses! This morning, make the journey to picturesque Peggy’s Cove to visit the rustic charm of this famous fishing village and lighthouse. A local guide will lead us back to Halifax to explore its legacy and charm. B, D Day 10: Flight home from Halifax, NS After a leisurely breakfast, take in the scenic Maritime sights one more time before boarding your flight home. B Lobster boats on Prince Edward Island
Day 1: Coeur d’Alene Fly to Spokane, WA and travel to scenic Coeur d’Alene, ID for a two-night stay. D
Day 2: Wallace Join the “Prime Minister of Wallace” for a guided tour of Idaho’s historic Silver Valley. Tour the oldest standing building in Idaho, the Cataldo Mission. Descend into the historic Sierra Silver mine with retired miners and experience the actual methods of hard-rock mining. End the evening with a gourmet dinner and sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. B, D Day 3: Lewiston Travel south into the Lewis-Clark Valley, located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, to the most inland seaport on the West Coast, Lewiston. Experience the history of the indigenous tribe and Lewis and Clark during a visit to the Nez Perce Museum. Enjoy a winery tour and tasting at Lindsay Creek Vineyards, recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture. Overnight in Lewiston. B, D Day 4: Hells Canyon Explore the deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon, during a full-day scenic jet boat ride on the white waters of the Snake River. Venture through the wild river section and natural preserve area for a picnic stop and swim on the beach. Enchanted by the views and curious history of the canyon, this will be a safe adventure never to be forgotten. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay on the banks of the Salmon River at Salmon Rapids Lodge. B, L, D
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Day 5: McCall Take a scenic drive through the mountains of Central Idaho to McCall, home to the state’s Smokejumper Base. Learn how these highly-skilled wildland firefighters help protect the country’s natural resources during a guided tour. Continue to the state’s capital, Boise, for a 2-night stay. B, D Day 6: Boise Join our local expert for a guided tour of Boise including the Old Penitentiary, the Depot and the Old Fort. After lunch at a local favorite, explore the fascinating world of raptors during a guided tour of the World Center for Birds of Prey, including a live bird presentation and chance to meet falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls. Enjoy an evening of leisure in downtown Boise. B, L Day 7: Bruneau Sand Dunes Visit the spectacular Bruneau Sand Dunes, North America’s highest singlestructured sand Coeur d’Alene Lake dune, rising 470 feet above small lakes in the high desert. Experience the thunder of the Snake River rushing over 212 foothigh Shoshone Falls, known as the “Niagara of the West.” Unpack for a 2-night stay in Twin Falls. B, D Day 8: Craters of the Moon Learn about the Perrine Bridge, standing 486 feet above the Snake River Canyon and a world-famous spot for BASE jumpers. Get a chance to walk across the bridge and see a live demonstration from a local BASE jumper (weather permitting). Visit Craters of the Moon National Monument, a vast ocean of lava flows, for a chance to explore this weird and scenic landscape. B, L Day 9: Salt Lake City Explore the shores of the Great Salt Lake during an afternoon visit to Antelope Lake State Park. Step back in time at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and watch for free-ranging bison, mule deer and bighorn sheep. Continue to Salt Lake City for dinner and overnight stay. B, D Day 10: Fly home Fly home from Salt Lake City. B
August 4-13, 2018 Per person rates* double $2948 triple/quad $2684 single $3609
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Combine this tour with Canadian Rockies on page 9 and take $400 off the combined per person rate!
The state of Idaho is so much more than its “famous potatoes.” Rivers, mountains and farmland dominate the landscape and we look forward to helping you discover the state’s beauty. Begin your journey near the panhandle filled with emerald green hillsides, timbered mountains and pristine lakes. See the jagged peaks covering Central Idaho and explore the continent’s deepest river gorge. Complete your journey in the Snake River Plain, with its wideopen vistas, irrigated farm lands and vibrant cities forming the character of Southern Idaho.
Voyageurs National Park & Winnipeg Folklorama Day 1: Minnesota Fly into Minneapolis and travel to northern Minnesota for dinner and an overnight stay. D Day 2: Voyageurs National Park Travel to unique Voyageurs National Park, a waterbased park featuring a complex system of waterways used by French-Canadian voyageurs in the early 1800’s. Explore the Kabetogama Lake visitor center and take a walk to the Lake’s edge with eye out for Walleye or Northern Pike. With passports in hand, travel to Fort Frances, ON for a 2-night stay at La Place RendezVous Hotel with rooms overlooking Rainy Lake. Perhaps catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! B, D Day 3: Voyageurs National Park Board our private, narrated charter boat and navigate Rainy Lake as we search the inner channel for active eagle nests, view a commercial fishing camp and see relics of the 1890’s gold mine. What a unique way to see a National Park! After lunch at historic Kettle Falls Hotel return by boat to the Visitor Center and our hotel where you can stroll the walking path along the lake beneath starry skies. B, L Day 4: Winnipeg, Manitoba Heading west, enjoy the picturesque views of peaceful bays and unspoiled wilderness to Kenora, ON, considered the gateway city to Canada’s west. Visit Lake of the Woods Museum to get a better understanding of the diverse immigrant and native culture impact on the area. Continue to Winnipeg for a 3-night stay at the premier Delta by Marriott Hotel located in the heart of downtown. B, D
Day 5: Folklorama Discover Winnipeg’s rich historic past on a guided city tour. Learn about Winnipeg’s French Quarter, the Exchange District, and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for an immersive journey through human rights around the globe. This evening, experience the renowned Folklorama, an around-the-world multicultural event. With a guide, visit 3 cultural pavilions on our VIP progressive dinner. Enter the country of lace and chocolate to enjoy a Belgian appetizer. Watch a Balada dance during our Romanian dinner then satisfy your sweet tooth with a savory French-Canadian dessert. B, D
August 5-12, 2018 Per person rates* double $1999 triple/quad $1815 single $2446 * Includes outgoing flight from MCI
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Day 6: Folklorama Winnipeg 3 Experience the Journey Folklorama to Churchill Exhibit at Voyageurs Fort Frances National Assiniboine Park. See Park 2 animals from the Arctic Rainy ND Lake region, including polar bears and Arctic fox, First night MN while learning about Last night how climate change has MI Northeast 1 Overnight affected their natural MN Highlight habitat, a must-see in WI Tour route Winnipeg. This afterMinneapolis Flight route noon is at leisure. Relax at the hotel, explore the SD city on your own or join your Tour Manager for a Sioux City 1 visit to Fort Gibraltor, a NE IL IA historical site featuring colorful characters living to the beat of 1815. Get ready for another exciting VIP Folklorama experience. Yokoso! Begin with a Japanese appetizer and a martial arts demo. Dinner spotlights the Hungarian-Pannonia culture with Gulyas, Langos, pear It is a multi-cultural festival liqueur and a Kapisztran Folk Ensem- celebrating the heritage of ble! Cap your evening with a delicious countries from around the Gulab Jamun donut dessert in Punjab. world. Experience the difB, D ferent cultures with song, dance, food and history Day 7: Sioux City, IA presented by people from Travel back across the international those nations who now reborder with memories of a unique side in Winnipeg. national park and a lively capital city. Overnight in Sioux City, IA. B, D
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Lewis & Clark’s Journey of Discovery Day 1: Sioux City, NE Our journey begins today with a visit to the Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center to get a glimpse of the more than 300 flora and fauna discoveries made by explorers. Continue north to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center before overnight in S. Sioux City, NE along the Missouri River. B, D Day 2: Chamberlain, SD Travel into South Dakota, capture views at Spirit Mound where Clark wrote about the beauty of the land before a visit to Akta Lakota Museum for more interesting stories of his meetings with the Indians. B, D Day 3: Bismarck, ND Journey through the Lower Brule and Standing Rock Indian Reservations into N. Dakota visiting significant L & C sites along the way. Enjoy a catered dinner in North Dakota’s Heritage Center with time to browse its exhibits. Overnight in Bismarck. B, D Day 4: Williston, ND Trekking west, visit Fort Mandan, where the expedition party spent a productive winter gathering information from the friendly Indians and recruited Charbonneau and his wife Sacagawea as interpreters. At Knife River National Historic Site see the reconstructed winter quarters and earthen lodges of the Northern Indians. Overnight in Williston, ND. B, D Day 5: Great Falls, MT Following the trail, cross Montana and stop at Fort Union where the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers meet and see “Decision Point” where the Missouri and Marias Rivers meet (it took 9 days to determine the Marias was not the main branch of the Missouri River) and visit Fort Benton, the last stop for steamboats coming from St. Louis in the 1800’s! Unpack for 2 nights in Great Falls, MT. B, D Day 6: Great Falls, MT The Expedition took 32 days to portage equipment and canoes around five formidable falls in the area. Learn more about this challenge on our visit to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the portage sites, followed by a visit to American western artist C. M. Russell’s Museum. B, D Day 7: Missoula, MT Take a boat ride between giant cliffs cut by the Missouri River and visit Missouri Headwaters State Park. Care to climb a cliff and
stand where Lewis saw the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers? Continue through the mountains in Shoshone territory where Lewis & Clark secured horses to cross the Rocky Mountains. Overnight in Missoula, MT. B, D
August 11-22, 2018 Per person rates* double $2949 triple/quad $2650 single $3680
* Includes return airfare Day 8: Lewiston, ID to MCI. Travel along the Nez Perce Trail through the Bitterroot Range, the worst part of the journey for the expedition. Lunch and our personal expert guide at Three Devils brings history to life. Overnight in Lewiston, ID. Over 210 years ago B, L, D Lewis and Clark led Day 9: Richland, WA Running out of food in what seemed like an endless sea of rugged mountains, the expedition encountered the helpful Nez Perce tribe. Visit Nez Perce National Historical Park before continuing our journey toward the Columbia River. Overnight in Richland, WA of the Tri-Cities. B, D Day 10: The Columbia River Gorge Area Enter our final state, Oregon, and travel along the beautiful Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area while closely hugging the beautiful river (with an interesting stop). Unpack your bags for a night’s stay in Astoria, OR. B, L Day 11: Fort Clatsop Enjoy the striking coastline of northern Oregon and visit a reconstruction of Fort Clatsop where the expedition spent the winter before returning home. Overnight near the Portland airport. B, L
a historic expedition to the American West that “fired the imagination of the American people and made them feel the full sweep of the continent on which they lived”. Join Sunrise Tours to retrace this epic journey from St. Louis to the Oregon coast. The tour will feature a Sunrise tour manager as well as historian Lou Ritten onboard for the duration of the tour. Combine this tour with
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Day 1: Nova Scotia With passports in hand, fly to Halifax, NS and travel to New Glasgow area for an overnight stay. D
Day 2: Newfoundland Travel east to North Sydney, NS. Board the modern MV Blue Puttees for a 96-nautical mile relaxing ferry ride. Peer over the side to catch a glimpse of whales, orcas, or dolphins while cruising to Port aux Basque. Welcome to Newfoundland! Travel to Corner Brook for an overnight stay at the Glynmill Inn. B, D Day 3: Gros Morne National Park Visit the great explorer/cartographer Captain James Cook’s National Historic Site and take in the impressive views. Travel past Deer Lake in the area Captain Cook explored in the late 1700’s into Gros Morne National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the park’s Discovery Centre and uncover how natural forces shaped the exceptional beauty and unique geological features of this area. Bring your camera for this afternoon’s boat cruise on Bonne Bay. Live commentary will highlight the geological wonders, rich cultural history and opportunities to spot eagle, moose, whales and seabirds. Become an honorary “Newfie” at a “Screech-In”,an age-old traditional ceremony, before heading to Cow Head for a 2-night stay. B, D Day 4: Viking Trail Highway Spend the day with a local guide as we travel the Viking Trail Highway to Arches Provincial Park to photograph the two large arches carved in the limestone rocks by the pounding sea. Arrive Port au Choix National Historic Site and learn how this bountiful coast has provided from early Palaeoeskimo to today’s inhabitants. Return to Cow Head. B, L Day 5: Grand Falls and Gander It’s off to Grand Falls to tour the Salmonid Interpretation Centre to see salmon migrating upstream (through underwater windows). Trace Newfoundland’s natural and human history at the Mary March Museum. This evening, whet your appetite for a tradition known as a “Jiggs dinner”! Unpack for a 2-night stay in Gander. B, D Day 6: Twillingate Visit Beothuk Interpretation Centre on Boyd’s Cove to hear stories and discover this aboriginal culture. Travel the “Road to the Isles” to Twillingate’s Long Point Lighthouse offering prime viewing over Iceberg Alley. Take a picture beside the fully reconstructed whale skeleton at Prime Berth Fishery and Heritage Center. B, D
Day 7: Terra Nova National Park Experience the wonder where the forest meets the sea in Terra Nova National Park, as we hug the coast to the first English colony in Canada. Arrive Cupid’s Cove Plantation to see an active archaeological dig and join an expert for a private tour at the Legacy Centre exploring life in the early 1600’s. Head to St. John’s for a 2-night stay. B, D Day 8: St. John’s Tour the most Easterly point in North America with a local guide. Visit Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cape Spear, Cabot Tower, the Old Town, Quidi Vidi Village and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. This afternoon is free to explore on your own. B, L
August 12-22, 2018 Per person rates* double $3649 triple/quad $3359 single $4362 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
“The Far East of the Western World” is this mesmerizing destination. Discover a land rich with culture, filled with Viking history, and overflowing with natural beauty and friendly folk. Newfoundland will take your breath away and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Day 9: Atlantic Puffins This morning relax or take an optional excursion (own expense) to explore Witless Bay Ecological Reserve aboard a nature boat cruise and see where millions of seabirds gather to nest including thousands of Atlantic Puffins! Travel to Terra Nova Long Point Cow ArgenQB National Lighthouse Head Park tia and 2 Gander board the Gros Morne National MV AtlanPark 2 1 Quidi Vidi tic Vision Village Corner NL boat for an Brook Ferry Ride NB Saint overnight 2 John’s ferry ride to Nova New Argentia 1 PE Scotia. Get Glasgow 1 comfortOvernight Sydney able in your Ferry Ride 1 private NS Halifax cabin with windows, First night washrooms Highlight Last night and side by Tour route Overnight side beds. Meals and Combine this tour with entertainment are included. Relax in your room or in the reclin- Bar Harbor on page 11 ing seats on the upper deck. B, D and take $450 off the Day 10: Halifax, NS Arrive North Sydney, NS this morning and board the coach headed along Bras d’Or Lake and across Nova Scotia to Halifax, NS. Dinner and an overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott waterfront property. B, D Day 11: Fly home from Halifax B
Travel north from San Francisco to Seattle and discover the magic of this corner of the world where Aug. 24-Sept. 2, 2018 the coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches, towering rock cliffs and an endless Per person rates* array of marine creatures and remarkable tall trees. double $3189 Day 1: Fly to San Francisco for a 2-night stay with private ocean view balconies at triple/quad $2742 Fly into San Francisco and unpack for a 2-night stay. D Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites. B, D single $4090 Day 2: Explore San Francisco It’s off to explore the “city by the bay” with our local guide. Experience the architecture of the city, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, Cable Cars and many breathtaking views of the bay. Enjoy leisure time in Sausalito before returning to Pier 43 ½ to board a comfortable boat for a narrated Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. B, D Day 3: Scenic Train Ride Board the famous Skunk Train, a steam engine in operation for 131 years. Travel from Fort Bragg along the Pudding Creek Estuary in the midst of the Redwood Forest, over some of the first tracks laid down by the California Western Railroad in 1885! Return to Fort Bragg for dinner and overnight stay. B, D
* Includes Day 6: Oregon Coast roundtrip airfare Board the 65’ Discovery for a naturalist-led marine from MCI discovery cruise – watch for whales, sea lions, seals, lighthouses and more! Visit the top attraction on the Oregon Coast, 2 Seattle the Oregon Coast Aquarium, for a behindthe-scenes tour and lunch overlooking the Passages of the Deep exhibit. Marvel WA at spectacular ocean views from the tall1 Astoria est lighthouse in Oregon, Yaquina Head Lighthouse. This evening, enjoy a beach2 front bonfire with s’mores (weather perNewport mitting). B, L Florence
Day 4: Magnificent Redwoods Grab your camera and feast your eyes on the magnificent redwoods from the trails below and from an aerial view during a gondola ride at the Trees of Mystery. Stop at both Redwood National Park and Humboldt State Park to walk among the tallest living things on earth for a truly magical experience. Overnight in Crescent City, CA. B, D
Day 7: Astoria Visit the “Whale Watching Capitol of the Oregon Coast,” Depoe Bay, and watch for the resident pod of grey whales. Take a self-guided tour and sample some of the award-winning products at Tillamook Cheese Factory. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Cannon Beach and see “Haystack Rock”, a geological Oregon landmark. Arrive in Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, for dinner and overnight stay overlooking the Columbia River. B, D
Day 5: Florence Follow the coastline north to Florence, OR for an exhilarating Giant Dune Buggy Ride up and over the massive sand dunes that characterize this coastal area. Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. Continue to Newport
Day 8: Coastal History Learn about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and Columbia River Bar Pilots during a morning visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Take a tour of a floating lighthouse, the lightship Columbia before traveling to Seattle for a 2-night stay. B, L
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Day 9: Explore Seattle Join our local expert for a full day of exploring Seattle’s vibrant culture. Enjoy a morning ascension in the iconic Space Needle for spectacular city views followed by free time at the nation’s oldest farmer market, Pike Place Market. Learn about Seattle’s pioneer history during a visit to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and see salmon migrate up the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local favorite. B, D Crescent Beach
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Combine this tour with Lewis & Clark on page 14 and take $400 off the combined per person rate or combine this tour with Oregon & Northern California on page 18 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
Cape Cod and More! Day 1: Fly into Boston Fly into Boston for dinner at the iconic Cheers and a 2-night stay. D Day 2: Boston Join our local guide for a full day of exploring historic downtown Boston. So much history and culture in this city, including the Boston Commons, the Paul Revere House and the USS ConstiCape Cod, MA tution! B, D
Day 5: Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Board the ferry for a ride to the timeless and enchanting Nantucket. Accompanied by a local guide, experience the island’s history and treasures during full-day tours with some free time to explore at leisure. After the return ferry ride, end the evening with a delicious lobster dinner. B, D
Day 6: Newport, RI Day 3: PlymVisit the coastal town of Newport, outh and Cape the onetime summer home of Boston 2 Plymouth RI, Cod America’s millionaires. Tour one MA Travel to histhese opulent “cottages”, The Cape of RI toric Plymouth Breakers, a symbol of the Vander3 CT 1 Cod bilt family’s social and financial for a guided Hartford tour and visit preeminence during the turn of the Newport to the “rock.” century America. Enjoy some free Board a Captime in historic downtown before tain John Boat an overnight stay in Hartford. B, D for a half-day Highlight First night whale watchDay 7: Return home ing cruise into Return flight home. B Last night Tour route Cape Cod Bay Overnight Flight route and Stellwagen Bank, the primary feeding grounds for humpback, finback, pilot and minke Highlights: whales. Unpack for a 3-night stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Cape Cod Hyannis. B, D • A guided tour of historic Boston, including
Aug. 25-31, 2018 Per person rates* double $2199 triple/quad $2016 single $2655 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Lower price than 2017!
This was my first trip with Sunrise and I think it was wonderful! I will travel again and recommend it! - Carol S. 2016 Cape Cod
Day 4: Cape Cod Experience Cape Cod during a guided tour with our local expert. Experience the history of the Kennedy family during our tour of Hyannis, including a stop at their summer parish. Enjoy a scenic drive through centuries of Cape Cod history, past windmills, lighthouses, the Cape Cod National Seashore and more. Enjoy free time to explore “Land’s End,” Provincetown, an artists/fishermen village filled with unique shops and galleries. B, D
famous landmarks of the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and more! • Whale-watching cruise and Plymouth Rock • A visit to Nantucket • Time to shop at Boston’s famous Quincy Market • A visit to the Breakers, an opulent “cottage” in Newport, RI • A guided tour of Cape Cod
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Oregon & Northern California Day 1: Fly to Portland Fly into Portland for an overnight stay. D
drive around the rim. Continue to Redding, CA for dinner and a 2-night stay. B, D
Per person rates* double $3179 Day 6: Lassen Volcanic National Park Enjoy a full-day exploration of Lassen Volcanic Na- triple/quad $2838 tional Park, home to steaming fumaroles, meadows single $4062
Day 2: Newport, Oregon Head west to the legendary Pacific Coast Highway 101. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Cannon Beach and see “Haystack Rock”, a geological Oregon landmark. Take a self-guided tour and sample some of the award-winning products at Tillamook Cheese Factory. Visit the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast,” Depoe Bay, and watch for the resident pod of grey whales. Enjoy a 2-night stay with private ocean view balconies at the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites. B, D
of wildflowers, clear mountain lakes and numerous * Includes roundtrip volcanoes. See the largest plug dome volcano in the flight from MCI world, Lassen Peak National Monument, and watch for black bears, mule deer and bald eagles during our scenic drive. B, D
Day 7: Sonoma County Wine Country Travel south into California Wine Country, stopping in Fulton for a delicious lunch at KC’s American Kitchen. Continue to Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate for a guid- Oregon has a strikingly ed tour of the estate’s world-class sensory garden fol- scenic coast, volcalowed by wine flight tasting. Arrive in Santa Rosa for an nic mountains, crystal evening of leisure and overnight stay. B, L
Day 3: Oregon Coast Board the 65’ Discovery for a marine discovery cruise. Whales, sea lions, sea birds, seals, lighthouses and more will be explored during our naturalist-led cruise. Visit the top attraction on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, for a behind-the-scenes tour and lunch overlooking the Passages of the Deep exhibit. Marvel at spectacular ocean views from the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, Yaquina Head Lighthouse. This evening, enjoy a beachfront bonfire with s’mores. (Weather permitting) B, L Day 4: Crater Lake National Park Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse, the brightest light on the Oregon Coast and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. Take a scenic drive through the Umpqua National Forest to one of our country’s crown jewels, the historic Crater Lake Lodge. Enjoy free time to explore the Lodge, a delicious dinner, and overnight stay. B, D. Day 5: Crater Lake Rim Tour Deep, pure and brilliantly blue in color, featuring sheer surrounding cliffs, a picturesque island and a violent volcanic past, Crater Lake is one of the most photographed lakes in the country. Learn about this natural wonder during a presentation by a National Park Ranger followed by a scenic
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Day 8: Santa Rosa Explore the life of the Peanuts comic strip creator during a guided tour of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. After lunch at a local favorite, cross over the bay on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure on Fisherman’s Wharf before unpacking for a 2-night stay at the EmPortland bassy Suites San Fran1 cisco Airport-Waterfront. B, L
clear lakes, deserts, world-class diverse dining and folks who are proud of their home! Northern California features towering redwoods, stunning wine country and San Francisco. See all of this and more!
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Day 9: San Francisco Join our local guide for a full-day of exploring the “city by the bay.” Experience the city’s architecture, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, and cable cars along with breathtaking views of the bay. Enjoy free time in Sausalito followed by a narrated cruise of Golden Gate Bay around Alcatraz Island. Complete the day with a farewell dinner. B, D Day 10: Return home Return flight home from San Francisco. B
Combine this tour with California National Parks on page 19 or with Northwest Coast on page 16 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
California National Parks & Las Vegas! Day 1: Fly into Sacramento, CA Make our way to the west on a flight to Sacramento, CA. D
Canyon National Parks, the second and third designated national parks in our country, with our personal guide. These parks are home to giants: immense mountains, deep canyons and huge trees. Take a deep breath of the pine-scented fresh air and behold the oldest living thing in the world as you view the General Grant Tree, named the Nation’s Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Return to the Ranch for an evening of food and fun entertainment. B, L, D
Day 2: Yosemite National Park Experience California’s rich history on a guided tour of the state Capitol of the most populous state in the union. Travel south through central California to Yosemite National Park. Explore Mariposa, CA’s Old Town with its authentic adobe brick buildings and quaint shopping. After lunch in Mariposa, arrive El Portal to unpack your bags for a 2 night stay on the western edge of Yosemite at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge featuring rooms overlooking the scenic Merced River. B, L
Day 6: Tumpisa Cross the edge of the Mojave Desert into Death Valley National Park. Named by Native Americans as “Tumpisa” meaning rock paint for its clay bottom, the Valley is known as having the lowest point in the western hemisphere. Our overnight stay puts us right in the center of the Park at the newly renovated and re-branded The Ranch at Death Valley! Take a swim in a spring fed pool and enjoy the stars which blanket the brilliant sky. B, D
Day 3: Yosemite Valley Awake to the impressive scenery and travel into the park to the award winning Majestic Lodge Dining Room in the heart of the Park for a gourmet lunch. Explore the rugged beauty of Yosemite Valley this afternoon aboard an open-air tram and discover full views of waterfalls, deep valleys and rock formations! With such spectacular scenery, it’s easy to understand why Yosemite is one of the nation’s most photographed parks. B, L
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Combine this tour with Oregon & N. Cal on page 18 and take $450 off or Canyonlands on page 22 and take $400 off the combined per person rate!
Day 5: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks After breakfast, it’s time to explore Sequoia and Kings
Per person rates* double $2798 triple/quad $2599 single $3283
Day 7: Death Valley National Park Embark on a journey of a wonderland that stretches as far as the eye can see on a guided Unique landscape of Death Valley National Park tour of Death Valley National Park. Our exclusive guide from the Field Institute will share all the interesting features and stories of the Park including the stunning Mesquite Flats, Stovepipe Wells, Zabriski Point and Badwater. This evening, travel to Las Vegas, NV and The Golden NugThis was our get for a 2-night stay. B, D
Day 4: Wonder Valley Ranch The sounds and scenes from the era of steam powered railroad logging come to life aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. After a delicious lunch, travel to Wonder Valley Ranch, nestled in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills, for a 2-night stay. Tonight, mosey on over for some delicious ranch “grub” and enjoy a campfire and a starry sky. B, L, D
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Day 8: Spirited Las Vegas After a gourmet breakfast buffet, you have the option to spend the day in Las Vegas on your own or join us to see the spirited side of Las Vegas. An optional tour to the Valley of Fire State Park is planned. For those who choose to tag along, enjoy the beautiful vistas, unique stone formations, ancient trees and 3,000-year-old petroglyphs. Continue our excursion with a visit to Hoover Dam (additional expense). Return to Las Vegas for dinner and a ride down the strip sparkling with evening lights! B, D Day 9: Return flight home B
1st tour with Sunrise but will not be our last. This trip was wonderful! Kelly P., 2016 California National Parks
Magnolia Market and more Also Featuring Food Network’s Pioneer Woman Mercantile Store
Day 1: Little Rock, AR Our journey begins in Little Rock, AR. Enjoy an evening at Edgemont House with nationally-known home and garden guru and landscape designer, Chris Olsen. Stroll through the formal gardens, tour the historic Spanish Colonial Revival home and enjoy dinner on the veranda before a private presentation by Chris. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Little Rock. D
Sept. 18-22, 2018 Per person rates double $998 triple/quad $889 single $1264
Day 2: Clinton Presidential Library Visit the Clinton Presidential Center to tour the Scholars Garden with a local master Anne Marie Drummond (Pioneer Woman) at her Pioneer gardener before enjoying a docent-led Woman Mercantile Store modern farmhouse home goods. Hop aboard the Silo tour of the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. Continue to Texas for a classic BBQ District Trolley to tour downtown Waco. After a group lunch at a local favorite, learn about the history of Dr. dinner and 2-night stay in downtown Dallas. B, D Pepper during our guided tour of the original bottling factory and museum – including an old-fashioned Dr. Day 3: Waco, TX We’re off to Waco, the home of HGTV’s Fixer Upper Pepper soda fountain drink! Return to Dallas for an power due, Chip & Joanna Gaines. Spend the morning evening of leisure. B, L exploring Magnolia Market, surrounded by the iconic Magnolia Silos. Visit the beautifully designed gardens Day 4: Explore Dallas and garden shop, the Silos Baking Co. filled with Join our local expert for Joanna’s personal recipes, and store bursting with a guided tour of Dallas, including Dealey Plaza and the JFK Memorial. Continue north for dinner and an overnight stay in Pioneer downtown Tulsa. B, D 1
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Day 5: Pioneer Woman Mercantile Head to Pawhuska, OK, the home of food bloggerturned-Food Network star, Ree Drummonds! Spend the morning exploring the new Pioneer Woman Mercantile Store featuring a bakery, deli, and general store filled with gorgeous goods and comfort foods – keep an eye out for Ladd or one of the kids who may be working during our visit! Try one of Ree’s signature iced coffees or homemade cinnamon rolls before heading out to the Lodge to see where the Pioneer Woman show is taped (Lodge tours only available when show is not in production). Continue home. B
Colorado Trains Amid Fall Color
Explore Colorado’s majestic mountains, natural beauty and friendly people during fall color. The golden Aspens are spectacular! Day 1: Hays, KS All aboard! Our journey west begins with an overnight in Hays, KS. D Day 2: Colorado Springs, CO Get your first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains as we arrive in Colorado Springs. Enjoy a guided tour of the iconic U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, known for its seventeen spires and stained-glass windows. Experience an authentic German dinner at a local favorite, Edelweiss German Restaurant, before a twonight stay at the Drury Inn. B, D Day 3: Garden of the Gods Experience the rich heritage and enduring legacies of the U.S. Olympics and Paralympics during an Olympic Athlete guided tour of the Olympic Training Center. After lunch at the foot of Pikes Peak in historic Manitou Springs, head to the Garden of the Gods for a guided tour of one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United State. B, L, Hot Apps
Day 7: Durango-Silverton Railroad Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear aboard the Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge train and enjoy views of Colorado’s colorful mountain splendor inaccessible by highway. The line was originally constructed to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the VIEW that was truly precious! Drive the “Million Dollar Highway” for free time in the little mountain town of Ouray, known as “Switzerland of the Rockies.” Stop for an eagle’s eye view of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park before an overnight stay in Grand Junction. B, D
Day 8: Colorado National Monument Experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive during a visit to Colorado National Monument – keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and soaring eagles! Travel east through scenic Glenwood Canyon, with walls climbing as high as Durango and Silverton Railroad Day 4: Canon City, CO 1,300 feet above the Colorado Travel to Canon City and board the Royal Gorge Train River, before arriving for lunch in Glenwood Springs. for a 24-mile journey into the canyon and beneath the Continue to Denver for an overnight stay. B, L infamous Royal Gorge Bridge. Continue to Pueblo, home to 4 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Day 9: Mid-Kansas and the most visits by sitting U.S. Presidents than any We say adieu to the mountains and elevations to travel other city in the U.S. Enjoy free time to explore the east into Kansas. B, D Union Avenue Historic District and stroll along the historic Riverwalk. Overnight in Alamosa, CO. B, D Day 10: Return Home Learn about the last substantial contiguous stand of Day 5: Cumbres and Toltec Railroad tallgrass prairie in North American during a morning Next stop – 1880! The historic, coal-fired steam visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center before arriving locomotives of the Cumbres and Toltec scenic railroad home early afternoon. B will take us on a memorable journey over high trestles and above yawning gorges adorned with brilliant 1 Glenwood gold foliage as we ride from Antonito to Chama, NM. Springs Denver Continue to Durango for a two-night stay. B, L 1 Grand Junction
Day 6: Mesa Verde National Park Join a local guide for a fantastic adventure exploring Mesa Verde National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 4,000 known archeological sites and cliff dwellings. Return to Durango for free time to explore the charming
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Come with us to explore Colorado’s majestic mountains, natural beauty and friendly folk during fall color. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge, and the vintage steam train Durango & Silverton on this great adventure. Gaze at the awe-inspiring scenery while traveling between historic and lively, colorful Colorado cities!
This trip was our first with Sunrise and it was outstanding! – Joan M, 2017
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Canyonlands of Southern Utah Day 1: Cedar City, UT Fly into Las Vegas and begin our journey west with a two-night stay in Cedar City, UT. D Day 2: Bryce Canyon National Park Discover the impressive, but often missed, Cedar Breaks National Monument resting on top of the Colorado plateau and looking down into a half-mile deep geological amphitheater. Enjoy lunch at Bryce Canyon Lodge before exploring Bryce Canyon National Park’s multi-colored Hoodoos, a unique geological formation with a local guide. B, L Day 3: Capitol Reef and Moab Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a hidden treasure known for the Waterpocket Fold, a 65 million year-old wrinkle in the Earth’s crust. After a picnic lunch among the park’s colorful canyons and domes, head to the small resort town of Moab, UT for our two-night stay. Tonight’s treat, a hearty barbeque dinner followed by an exhilarating jet boat ride with Canyonlands by Night. B, L, D Day 4: Canyonlands National Park Explore the wilderness of countless canyons and buttes carved by the Colorado River with a guided tour of Canyonlands National Park. Visit one of the most photographed scenic sights, Dead Horse Point State Park, located 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River. After a riverside picnic lunch, discover the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches at Arches National Monument. Experience Moab’s quaint western charm during your evening of leisure. B, L Day 5: Monument Valley Head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and learn First night Last night Overnight Highlight Tour route Fly to/from Las Vegas
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Day 7: North Rim Explored Head for the north rim of the Grand Canyon, less visited than the south rim, but truly as beautiful. Join our local guide for a narrated tour of Grand Canyon National Park and see incredible views from the highest point on the canyon rim, Point Imperial. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Main Lodge, just footsteps from the Canyon’s rim, before exploring the park at leisure. B, L
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Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2018 Per person rates* double $2799 triple/quad $2576 single $3393 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Same price as 2016! Day 6: Lake Powell Enjoy a morning cruise on beautiful Lake Powell, through the twisted, narrow slot canyons of Antelope Canyon. Take a guided tour of the country’s second largest concrete arch dam, Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back an amazing 26,215,000 The hoodoos at Bryce Canyon acre-feet of water Combine this tour with from the Colorado River. Continue to Kanab, UT for a California National 2-night stay. B, D
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about the Native American heritage of this area as we explore the back roads of the eighth wonder of the world. A Navajo guide will lead us through the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. Cross into Arizona for dinner overlooking the lake and an overnight stay at Lake Powell Resort, located in the heart of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. B, D
Day 8: Zion National Park Follow the lush Virgin River into Zion National Park where you will be surrounded by massive canyon walls and a unique landscape of petrified sand dunes during our narrated open-air tram ride. Grab lunch on your own at the Zion Lodge before heading back to Las Vegas to check into the four-star Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. B, D Day 9: Fly Home Reflect on the incomparable natural beauty we have explored as we fly home. B
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Traveling with Sunrise gives me experiences I would never have if traveling on my own. I love the step-on guides! – Deb C, 2017 Canyonlands
New England Fall Adventure Day 1: The Finger Lakes Fly into Syracuse for an overnight stay. D Day 2: Vermont Batter up! Discover the history of America’s favorite past time at the Baseball Hall of Fame and keep a look out for artifacts and history detailing the 17 former St. Louis Cardinals who have been inducted. After lunch and time to explore Cooperstown, Portland Head Light stop at Bennington Battle Monument (weather permitting), a 306 foot-high monument commemorating a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Head to the observation deck at the top for a breathtaking view of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York before traveling through the picturesque Green Mountains for a two-night stay at Vermont’s premier Okemo Mountain hotel, The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort. B, D Day 3: The Green Mountains Spend the day exploring the mountains of Vermont with our local guide. Visit the 1905 Georgian Revival mansion Hildene, the home of the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive adulthood, Robert Todd Lincoln. Explore the times of yesteryear during a trip to Vermont’s original general store, The Vermont Country Store. Learn about the art of making maple syrup and sample some of their award-winning products during a visit to Green Mountain Sugar House before returning to Castle Hill for a delicious gourmet dinner. B, D Day 4: New Hampshire, Ogunquit, ME Experience one of northern New Hampshire’s best fall foliage viewing areas when we drive the famous scenic byway, the Kancamagus Highway. This 34.5-mile scenic drive cuts a path through the White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, and Rocky Gorge. Arrive at Maine’s picturesque coast and check into our home for the next three nights, Anchorage by the Sea, Ogunquit’s most renowned oceanfront resort. B, D Day 5: Ogunquit, ME Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Ogunquit’s downtown area, walk the Marginal Way or relax
at the hotel to take in the coastline views. Visit one of the oldest working lighthouses in the country, the Portland Head Light, located at the entrance to Portland Harbor in the Gulf of Maine. Enjoy an authentic Maine lobster baked dinner. B, D Day 6: Ogunquit, ME After a delicious breakfast at a Sunrise favorite, The Wild Blueberry Cafe, head to Perkins Cove to learn how to catch lobster aboard our private lobster cruise along the scenic Ogunquit shoreline. Travel to the quaint town of Kennebunkport for a narrated trolley tour of the history and sites of the town including President Bush’s Estate and the Franciscan Monastery. B, D Day 7: Albany, NY Bid farewell to Maine and travel scenic roads to Albany, New York. After a delicious lunch at a local favorite, tour the historic New York State Capitol building, known for its iconic mix of Romanesque Revival and Neo-Renaissance architecture. Continue to our overnight stay in Victor, NY. B, L Day 8: Niagara Falls, NY Experience the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls, where 2.5 billion gallons of water from four of the five Great Lakes travel down every hour. Board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride and gorgeous views of Niagara’s three waterfalls, American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls before we head to our final overnight stay in Ohio. B, D
Sept.29-Oct. 7,2018 Per person rates* double $2499 triple/quad $2299 single $3019 * Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
I enjoyed every single stop and tour – so fun and educational! All of the hotels were above & beyond. Anchorage by the Sea was a beautiful location!
– Paul & Margaret P, 2017 New England Fall Adventure
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Day 4: Agawa Canyon Grab your passport as we head into Canada and board the Agawa Canyon Train. Heading deep into the heart of the Canadian Wilderness, we are transported 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine lakes and rivers and through the amazing granite rock formations and forests of the Canadian Shield filled with gorgeous fall foliage. B, L
Day 2: Upper Peninsula Ste. Marie 2 Grand Hotel Drive along the shoreline of Escanaba Lake Michigan dotted with Lake Huron colorful fall foliage. Stop in Escanaba for a taste of Lake Sweden during lunch at Michigan the Swedish Pantry. Cruise First night First night Port along the crystal-clear waLast night Washington Last night ters of Lake Superior for Overnight 1 Grand Overnight perfect views of colored Day 5: Mackinac Island Highlight Rapids cliffs, sea caves, and pristine Ascend 210 feet above Sault Ste Highlight Milwaukee Tour route 1 beaches. Experience the Marie and the Soo Locks during Tour route Flight route splendor of the Pictured a morning visit to the Tower of IL Rocks National Lakeshore History. Enjoy spectacular views lit by the rays of the setting sun during our sunset of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel from the cruise. Overnight stay in Munising, MI. B, L observation platforms. Take a ferry ride to Mackinac Island and board a horse and carriage ride to the isDay 3: Sault Sainte Marie land’s premier luxury resort, the incomparable Grand Visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park to see the Upper Hotel, where the longest porch in the world overlooks Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississip- the Straits of Mackinac. This evening, enjoy an elegant pi. Explore the stories of sailors and ships who braved 5-course dinner in the Grand Dining Hall with evening the waters of Lake Superior, the most treacherous of entertainment. B, D the Great Lakes, during a visit to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Arrive in historic Sault Sainte Marie, Day 6: Free day on Mackinac Island MI, known as the Northern Gateway to Canada. Enjoy After breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, enjoy a full a delicious dinner cruise on the beautiful St. Mary’s day at leisure to relax at the hotel and explore the IsRiver and experience the Soo Locks, one of the great land. You may take a carriage tour of Mackinac Island wonders of the world and the largest waterway traffic State Park (additional expense), browse the quaint system on earth. See the locks up close as we travel shops, rent a bicycle to ride around the island, play along the international shoreline of the lower harbor. lawn bowling, or explore The Grand and learn a little Unpack for a 2-night stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites more about its history. You have all day to be as active Sault Ste. Marie. B, D or relaxed in your wonderful surrounding. Your Sunrise Tour Manager will be available to help you plan your day (cost of additional activities not included). Enjoy another dinner in the Grand Dining Hall. B, D
Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2018 Per person rates* double $2319 triple/quad $2158 single $2948
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• Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States. • Tahquamenon Falls consist of two falls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second.
Everything was wonderful, Mackinac Island was just beautiful. Sunrise is a Day 7: Grand Rapids, MI After another restful night in one of the wonderful company Grand’s magnificent rooms and a superb to travel with. breakfast, depart Mackinac Island and begin our journey home. Overnight stay in Grand Rapids, MI. B, Hot Apps Day 8: Return flight home B
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– Kathe D, 2017 Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Southwest Grand Adventure Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe and the Albuquerque Balloon Festival!
Day 1: Fly into Las Vegas, NV Fly into Las Vegas and check into the four-star Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Enjoy free time on the Las Vegas Strip or walk through the Fremont Street Experience, right outside the hotel’s doors. D
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Day 6: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension & Santa Fe, NM Rise and shine! The Dawn Patrol Show and glorious Day 2: Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ Mass Ascension are a thrilling experience as hundreds Explore Walnut Canyon National Monument, filled of vividly colored hot air balloons fill the morning sky. with remarkable geological formations and ancient Watch it all from your reserved seats right on the cliff dwellings. Continue to Flagstaff and unpack for launch field or walk amongst the balloons. Lunch at three comfortable nights the Santa Fe School of at the charming Little Cooking will educate America Hotel. Enjoy and entertain while you dinner and evening ensample the unique flatertainment before televors of New Mexico. Disscope viewing at Lowell cover the many charms Observatory, weather of Santa Fe with our local permitting (optional, at Step-on guide. Do you your own expense). B, D know the mystery that surrounds the construcDay 3: Grand Canyon tion of the miraculous National Park staircase at the Loretto Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the canyon’s Chapel? B, L, Hot Apps sheer majesty and its powerful and inspiring beauty where the unique geo- Day 7: Sandia Peak & Fiesta Balloon Glow logic colors change throughout the day. Join our local This morning, take a hot air balloon ride (at your own expert for a guided tour of the scenic East Rim Drive, arrangement and expense) or relax at the hotel. After stopping for breathtaking photos and learning more lunch, board the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, the world’s about the biological diversity of this World Heritage longest tramway, and ride 2.7 miles above the Cibola Site. Enjoy Lunch right on the South Rim before an af- National Forest to the Sandia Peak to experience a ternoon to explore at leisure. B, L panoramic vista of the great Southwest. Your adventure continues at the Balloon Fiesta. Stroll amongst Day 4: Oak Creek Canyon & Sedona, AZ the balloons on the launch field and then, as the sun Pass through Oak Creek Canyon on your way to Sedo- sets, enjoy the dazzling evening Balloon Glow. What na, AZ. USA Today called this canyon the “most sce- a sight as the balloons glow in the evening desert sky! nic drive in North America.” Take a narrated trolley Witness the Fiesta’s spectacular AfterGlow Fireworks ride through Sedona with a stop at the Chapel of the show from your reserved seats right on the launch Holy Cross. Enjoy lunch in Sedona with time to browse field. B, L, D the local galleries and shops. Return to Flagstaff for a guided tour of Riordan Mansion, one of the finest ex- Day 8: Flight Home amples of American Arts and Crafts-style arUT chitecture open to the public today. B, L NV Day 5: Albuquerque, NM Travel east across New Mexico to Albuquerque, host to the dazzling 2018 International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s premier balloon event. Enjoy a guided tour and dinner at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center which showcases the traditions, art and craftsmanship of the 19 New Mexican Pueblos. Settle in for three
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Combine this tour with Canyonlands on page 22 and take $450 off the combined per person rate.
Tour had great activities and was so organized. Thumbs up! – Marica R, 2017 Southwest Grand Adventure
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Day 1: Ogunquit, ME Fly to Boston, MA and travel to Ogunquit, ME. Unpack your bags for a 3-night stay at the charming Anchorage by the Sea Towers, nestled on the ocean along the marginal way, providing an easy stroll along the scenic waterfront. D
Day 2: Coastal New England Dating back to early 1900’s the Kennebunkport trolley transported guests to their vacation destinations. Board the trolley for a narrated sightseeing tour covering 300 years of history and the Bush Presidential home. Explore the streets of quaint Kennebunkport before traveling down the coastline to historic seaport Portsmouth. Board the sailboat Piscataqua, a traditional reproduction of the flatbottom gundalow, for a great way to see the city and river sights. Feeling adventurous? Join the crew and help sail the ship! Explore the quaint street and shops that produced the saying, “when Boston needs a vacation, it loves Portsmouth.” B, D Day 3: Coastal New England Today, explore the seaside village of Portland, ME and enjoy a train ride aboard the historic Narrow Gauge Railcar along the coast of Casco Bay. Visit Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine’s oldest lighthouse seated at the entrance to the channel into Portland Harbor. After lunch, return to Ogunquit for time to soak in the fresh sea air. B, L Day 4: The “Kanc” Cross Maine to New Hampshire and travel the popular Kancamagus Scenic Byway which follows the Swift River and Rocky Gorge providing spectacular views of the fall foliage. Arrive Lincoln, NH and enjoy a private winery tour at Seven Birches Winery before unpacking for a 2-night stay. Tonight, board the award-win-
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Day 5: Mount Washington Board the Mount Washington Cog Railway and climb * Includes roundtrip airup a 3-mile-long trestle to the 6,288-foot summit as fare from MCI visitors have done since 1869. Soak in the spectacular panoramic view spanning Mt. Washington the mountains and valleys of Cafe Cog Railway New Hampshire, Maine, Ver- Lafayette Dinner mont, north into Canada, and Train Lincoln east to the Atlantic Ocean. A 2 Portland gourmet lunch and historic tour follow at the the luxuriKennebunkport 2 ous Omni Mount Washington Meredith Hotel, a masterpiece of SpanLake ish Renaissance architecture 3 Winnipesaukee in the White Mountains. B, L Ogunquit Day 6: Meredith, NH Visit New Hampshire’s own fairy tale castle, the Castle in the Clouds, a 1914 arts and crafts mansion built high on the side of the Ossipee Mountains. Learn the rags to riches story of its owner while taking in the 360 degree vistas. Arrive in the heart of Meredith Village, NH and unpack for a 2-night stay at Inn at Mills Falls. B, L
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Day 7: Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee, “smiling waters”, to the port of Wolfeboro. Tour the Wright Museum to learn how the museum collects and displays artifacts that illustrate WWII’s lasting impact on American life. Return to Meredith Village for a delicious farewell dinner! B, D
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Was very pleased! This was my 1st experience with Sunrise and would certainly use them again. Day 8: Return Home from -Arline H. Boston 2017 New England Memories made and cam- Fall Coast and Color eras full; head home from Boston airport. B
Fall in the Smokies Day 1: Paducah, KY Board our comfortable motorcoach and travel to St. Louis. Enjoy lunch in the historic Lafayette Square Neighborhood in a picture-perfect old Victorian building at SqWires. Continue to Paducah, KY for an overnight stay at the Drury Suites. L, Hot Apps
Day 5: Biltmore Estate See America’s largest majestic home, the picturesque Biltmore Estate, one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age. Enjoy a full day exploring the home’s 250 rooms including 33 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 3 kitchens. Eat lunch at DeerPark Pavilion before time to visit the gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Did you know that Biltmore Winery is the most visited winery in the country? Learn more during our afternoon tour and tasting before an overnight at the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. B, L VA
Day 2: Gatlinburg, TN “The Mountains are Calling!” Arrive in Gatlinburg, surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Unpack for a IL 3-night stay at the Paducah 11 Greystone Lodge on the River. Enjoy private balcoDay 6: Paducah, KY Gatlinburg nies and river view Head to Knoxville, TN and 3 1 rooms with easy acenjoy lunch on the town’s Asheville Great Smoky Mountains cess to downtown historic waterfront with National Park Gatlinburg, Ripley’s panoramic views of the MSFirstAL Aquarium, shopping Tennessee River. ContinSC night on the Parkway and ue to Paducah, KY for an Highlight Last night GA more. Experience overnight stay. B, L, Hot Tour route the award-winning Apps Overnight “Best Show in the Smokies,” Country Day 7: Return home Tonite. B, D Bid the mountains farewell and return home enjoying more dramatic fall colors along the way. B Day 3: Smoky Mountain National Park Board one of America’s largest aerial tramways, Ober Gatlinburg, for a 2.1 mile breathtaking ride to the top of Mt. Harrison. Enjoy an Oktoberfest lunch at the top with German food and the oompah merry maker band! Join our local guide for a scenic tour through the most visited national park in America, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bursting with fall foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the shops on Parkway and relax at the Lodge. Or take an optional tour of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (additional expense). B, L
Day 4: Pigeon Forge, TN Enjoy true Smoky Mountain hospitality during a morning visit the Old Mill. Tour the historic mill, explore a variety of unique stores, board the trolley for a narrated tour, sample moonshine at the Old Smoky Mountains Forge Distillery and more – the morning is yours to explore! Experience the excitement and wonder of the Titanic during a guided tour of the world’s only permanent museum attraction. View more than 400 priceless artifacts, walk the Grand Staircase, hear actual survivor stories, and complete the journey with an exclusive dinner in the ship’s secret dining room. B, D
New Tour Highlights! October 21-27, 2018 Per person rates double $1499 triple/quad $1339 single $1949
Sunrise does a great job – we enjoy all of the things we’ve done with them!
– Jean S, 2017 Fall in the Smokies
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Day 1: Clarksville, TN Depart mid-day for the bustling city of Clarksville, TN for an overnight stay. D
Day 2: Atlanta, GA Continue to Atlanta, GA, known for its Southern hospitality. Experience southern cooking at the famous Mary Mac’s Tea Room, an Atlanta tradition for over 70 years. After lunch we will explore the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum; the Library and gorgeous grounds are located inside Freedom Park. This museum has a way of making history come alive with many interactive, fun, nostalgic and informative exhibits. A mustsee visit. B, L, hot apps Day 3: Hilton Head, SC An afternoon arrival at Hilton Head Island ranked by Travel & Leisure as the #1 island in the Continental United States. Your home for the next 3 nights is the posh and luxurious Omni Oceanfront Resort where all rooms are ocean view! Unpack and relax. The hotel grounds are tropically landscaped with sparkling pools and their sugar sandy beaches are just steps away. The Omni boasts some of the largest rooms on the island – elegant décor, mini kitchens with microwaves, mini refrigerators, and separate dining areas as well as private balconies with beautiful ocean views. B Day 4: Hilton Head, SC A full day free to explore Hilton Head as you want. There are many options available: Walk along Omni’s private white-sand beach. There is an 11-mile lagoon for canoeing and kayaking, tennis or golf. Take a dip in one of their pools or reward yourself with a spa treatment. There is great shopping nearby at Shelter Cove 1
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Nov. 4-13, 2018 Per person rates double $2149 triple/quad $1877 single $2875
Day 6: Savannah, GA/Amelia Island, FL Travel to the gracious coastal town of Savannah for an informative Trolley Tour. See lovely garden squares and unique architecture for which the city is famous. Lunch today is on River Street followed by free time to explore. Continue to Amelia Island, FL to unpack for two nights at the luxurious oceanfront Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort located on 1,350 acres with a Oak trees often seen in Savannah and Beaufort. 3.5-mile private beach and unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. B, L
Day 7: Amelia Island, FL Enjoy a free day on Amelia Island. The choice is yours: You can spend your day at the Omni with a walk on the beach, spend some time at a spa or just relax in the luxury of the Omni. Or we will transfer you to historic WV Amelia Island Fernandina Beach area that is full of VA Victorian mansions, cottages, shops, galleries and restaurants. You could take a carriage ride or trolley tour (optional activities additional expense). We will reconvene late this afternoon to relax on a Sunset NC Cruise and watch the sun catch the waves on fire in colors of red and gold! End the day with a fabulous meal in this historic city! B, D SC
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Harbor. With an average high temperature of almost 70 degrees in November, you can’t go wrong! Tonight dine at one of the local favorites. B, D Day 5: Hilton Head, SC Drive north along the coast to the colorful town of Beaufort, SC known as “America’s happiest seaside town”. Your local guide will bring alive the beautiful pre-revolutionary homes on narrow streets shaded by live oaks trailing with Spanish moss. B, D
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Sunrise Tour manager Pat Greene managed this tour in the past. When she returned, she said that the Omni Amelia Island Resort was the nicest hotel she’s stayed in!
Day 8: Atlanta, GA Say farewell to this sunny island and head north for our overnight stay in northwest Georgia. B, D Day 9: St. Louis Travel to St. Louis area for an overnight stay. B, hot apps
New York City Holiday Spirit
Day 1: New York City Catch a flight to the “Big Apple” and check into our hotel, the Fairfield Inn and Suites, a new hotel located near Central Park, Columbus Circle and the Lincoln Center. Our centrally located hotel provides an excellent starting point for exploring and holiday shopping in NYC. Enjoy a welcome dinner before unpacking for a 3-night stay. D
Day 2: New York City Get to know NYC with a local guided tour of Manhattan. Tour Central Park, Rockefeller Center including the giant spruce Christmas Tree, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown, and much more! The guide will provide insight into New York’s character and people, enhancing your NYC experience. After lunch arrive at Radio City Music Hall to get jolly in our reserved seats at America’s #1 holiday show – The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. After the toe-tapping glitzy show enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes stage door tour including meeting one of the famous Rockettes! This evening, journey to the uppermost floor at Top of the
Rock for an eagle eye’s view of the city aglow for the Dec. 4-7, 2018 season. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture of Per person rates* the towering Rockefeller Tree and skating rink filled double $1679 with holiday skaters. B, L
triple/quad $1499 single $2176
Day 3: New York City Like a real New Yorker, this day is yours to explore as * Includes you wish. Your options are unlimited, and your Sunrise roundtrip airfare from MCI Tour Manager will be available to help you chart a course for an exciting New York holiday expeOvernight rience (cost of activities not included). Want to Highlight shop? See a Broadway production? Walk to the Flight route subway station for a short ride to Times Square. 3 Perhaps, rise to the top of the Empire State BuildNew ing, shop the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, York visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art or catch a City NJ Lincoln Center performance and more. Create Radio City your own holiday memory-New York style! B Queens Hu dso nR ive r
Day 4: Return Home Visit the poignant 9/11 Memorial and Museum before a return flight home. B
Holidayville Christmas Day 1: Opryland Hotel Fly into Nashville and check into the iconic Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Every Christmas, Opryland creates a glittering holiday extravaganza sparkling with millions of twinkling lights, nine acres of indoor gardens decorated with holiday ornaments, and stunning Christmas trees you have to see to believe! Experience the magic of Opryland’s ICE! exhibit featuring more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and a live carving zone. Delight in the Holiday Christmas dinner show, featuring headliner Trace Adkins, before our overnight stay in this luxurious resort. D Day 2: Biltmore Estate Travel to America’s Largest Home, the Biltmore Estate, first introduced Opryland Hotel by George Vanderbilt to his family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a larger-than-life Yuletide celebration that continues to this day with 1,000+ poinsettias, miles of garlands and lights, dozens of elaborate hand-decorated Christmas trees, and holiday music filling the halls. Enjoy a two-night stay at the AAA 4-diamond Inn on Biltmore with unlimited access to tour the historic Mansion and Gardens, Winery, and shops at Antler Hill. Experience an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas on the Candlelight Christmas tour of the 250-room French Renaissance chalet, lit with the warm glow of 500 luminaries, hundreds of candles, crackling fires, and vintage Victorian ornaments. B, D
Day 3: Holiday Spirit December 9-13, 2018 After a morning of leisure to explore the Biltmore Estate and a delicious lunch, visit the Smith-McDowell Per person rates* House Museum filled with authentically decorated pe- double $1879 riod rooms showcasing the evolution of Christmas cel- triple/quad $1752 ebrations and decorations. Board our private, heated single $2273 Holly Jolly Christmas trolley to tour historic Asheville * Includes with a local guide while singing our favorite holiday roundtrip airfare from MCI songs. Feel like a kid again IN when we walk Highlight First night through Asheville’s brightLast night Tour route KY est holiday Overnight Flight route tradition – the winter lights Pigeon Opryland Forge display illu1 Hotel 1 Biltmore minating the Fly to/from 2 Estate gardens of the Nashville nationallyknown North Carolina Arboretum. B, L
Day 4: Pigeon Forge, TN Travel south into the valley of action-packed Pigeon Forge, home to the award-winning Smoky Mountain Winterfest celebration. Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at America’s most visited distillery, Ole Smoky Moonshine. Experience the multi-million dollar Christmas production, Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry, featuring flying sugar plum fairies, soaring angels, dancing elves, enchanted reindeer, Jolly ol’ Saint Nick, and the area’s largest living nativity! B, D Day 5: Return flight home B
Sunrise chooses very nice hotels. Opryland and Biltmore were amazing!
– Marie F, 2017 Holidayville
Colorado New Year’s Eve Day 1: AAA Five-Diamond “The Broadmoor Resort” Travel west to Colorado Springs and unpack your bags for a 2-night stay at the AAA Five-Diamond Broadmoor Resort. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, this distinguished Colorado mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance and impeccable service. Built in 1918, the resort features many grand touches that still exist: beams painted with motifs from classical mythology, a marble staircase, ornate chandeliers, and ceiling frescoes by European artists. B, D
Per person rates double $1549 triple/quad $1364 single $2055
Now featuring a 2-night stay at the incomparable Day 4: Amtrak to Denver, CO Broadmoor Hotel Happy New Year! Af- in Colorado Springs!
Day 2: Garden of the Gods ter a morning of leisure Join a local guide for a tour of to enjoy the hotel and one of the most photographed shopping in Glenwood natural wonders in the United Springs, it’s all aboard Pike's Peak States, Garden of the Gods. the California Zephyr With its spectacular red rock for an adventure from formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Glenwood Springs to Denver – one of Amtrak’s most Peak and brilliant blue skies, the park is truly awe-in- scenic routes. Pass through snow-covered mountain spiring. Experience an authentic German lunch at a lo- peaks, crystal-coated pines, glistening streams, quaint cal favorite, Edelweiss German Restaurant. Return to mountain villages and awe-inspiring tunnels. Arrive for the Broadmoor to enjoy the resort’s amenities at your an overnight stay in Denver. B, L leisure. B, L Day 5: Salina, KS Bid farewell to the Rocky Mountains as we travel to Kansas. Stop in Colby to explore the decorative arts First night California Zephyr collection at the Prairie Museum of Arts and HisHighlight Train Last night tory – including the largest barn in Kansas. After a Tour route delicious dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Gella’s Diner, Overnight Denver 1 unpack for our final night stay in Hays. B, D 1
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Day 3: Glenwood Springs, CO Enjoy a scenic drive through the snow-covered Rocky Mountains to Glenwood Springs, surrounded by the spectacular Glenwood Canyon with walls that climb as high as 1,300 feet! Delight in the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue complete with comedic skit, songs, dance, laughter and a champagne to ring in the New Year! Overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. B, D
All of the hotels were excellent. Our tour manager was wonderful. Our driver was friendly and I felt very safe. – Ellen L, 2017 Colorado New Year's Eve
Day 6: Return home Depart for home this morning with many memories of an incredible New Year’s vacation.
Branson New Year’s Eve
Day 1: Branson Relax in the warm comfort of the coach while traversing the Ozark Hills to Branson’s only AAA 4-diamond resort. Check into the “Castle in the Ozarks” – Chateau on the Lake Resort- and unpack for a 2-night stay. Board the Showboat Branson Belle, America’s most entertaining dinner cruise. Cruise along Table Rock Lake while enjoying stunning lake views, a delicious dinner and exceptional, toe-tapping entertainment show. D Day 2: A Night to Remember Step back in time with a visit to Dick’s 5 & 10. Release your inner child with the selections of nostalgic candy and merchandise located below trains running overhead! Get comfortable in reserved seats at the top-rated Branson show Doug Gabriel Variety. The New Year’s Eve celebration planned features an evening not to be missed! Kick the night off with an hors
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d’oeuvres/cocktail reception followed by a spectacular dinner prepared by the Executive Chef. Ring in the New Year with a blast of a party featuring music to keep you dancing and singing all night. As the clock strikes Midnight, celebrate with a champagne toast, balloon drop, and a bagpiper who leads all to the first Fireworks show of 2019! What an amazing night! B, D Day 3: Happy New Year A leisurely morning marks the first day of the New Year while enjoying breakfast on your own and time to relax at the resort. Enroute home, enjoy a Sunrise Tour’s favorite, Rolla’s “A Slice of Pie” for an afternoon treat while sharing stories of a New Years celebration to remember! B
NEW TOUR! Dec. 30-Jan. 1, 2019 Per person rates double $699 triple/quad $641 single $849
Overnight IL Highlight Tour route
Chateau on the Lake
The 130th Rose Parade and more! Stop and smell the roses at the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California! Always a favorite with Sunrise Tours travelers, this wonderful New Year’s trip is packed with highlights including a behind the scenes visit to Warner Brothers Studio. Day 1: Fly into Los Angeles Catch a flight into Los Angeles and check into the comfortable and centrally located full-service Renaissance Los Angeles airport hotel for a 5-night stay. D
Ronald Reagan Museum
Day 2: Getting to know LA! Spend the day sightseeing The City of Angels with a local expert. See the Hollywood Bowl, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and so much more. Celebrate the holidays with dinner at Tam O’Shanter and tap your toes to Christmas caroling by local musicians. B, D
Day 3: Reagan Library Take a scenic drive along the coast and over mountains to Simi Valley for a visit to the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. The exhibits are designed to honor his accomplishments and patriotic spirit. Tour the museum, view a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office, the office in which President Reagan never took off his suit jacket, and walk onboard the actual Air Force One aircraft, tail number 27000, which flew 7 US presidents. Travel up 1,134 feet to the Griffith Observatory on the slope of Mount Hollywood; the site offers spectacular views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Grab a telescope and see why Mr. Griffith said, “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!” B, L Day 4: Behind the Parade Scenes Go behind the scenes to see how the Rose Parade floral floats are constructed and decorated. The volunteers are thrilled to let you discover the final stages of float decorating before their debut in the parade! Enjoy lunch on your own before a guided tour of the legendary entertainment mecca, Warner Brothers Studio Tour. You’ll get closer than ever before to iconic backlots and soundstages of today’s hottest TV shows and movies. Gather ‘round the table for a special dinner celebrating “New Year’s Eve”! Return
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Warner Bros. Studios
Per person rates* double $2339 triple/quad $2134 single $2891
to the hotel to be ready to rise early the next morning for the celebrated Rose Parade. B, D Day 5: Tournament of Roses Parade Enjoy a great view of the Tournament of Roses Parade from your reserved seating - you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the crowd as the striking floats and well-rehearsed marching bands pass by! Chat about the parade over lunch then kick off the New Year with free time to relax or explore LA at your leisure. B, L
* Includes round-trip airfare from MCI.
This was my first bus tour. It was so well planned and run. The people were all so nice and fun to spend time with!
– Susanne R., 2016 Rose Parade
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Rose Parade floats
Magic of Winter in Yellowstone Limited availability!
Day 1: Flight to Bozeman, MT Board our flight west to Bozeman, MT. Enjoy a delicious Montana dinner before unpacking for an overnight stay in Belgrade, MT. D Day 2: Lamar Valley In 1995, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone and many have made Lamar Valley their home. Travel to this “American Serengeti” and see abundant wildlife, easier to spot against the white background of snow. Especially in the winter, wolves, bighorn sheep, bison, elk and river otters frequent this area because the lower elevation affords thinner ice to break through to vegetation below. Arrive in Gardiner to enjoy dinner at a local favorite spot and overnight stay. B, D
and the commentary will augment your winter experience as we explore the misty thermal features where steam and hot plumes of water mix with freezing temperatures, the sightings of new wildlife tracks in the snow, and the splendor of the Canyon’s Lower Falls to see the ice arch that forms from the spray! B, Boxed Lunch, D
January 8-13, 2019 Per person rates* double $2659 triple/quad $2404 single $3325
* Includes roundDay 5: YNP to Boze- trip airfare from MCI. man Bozeman Head north on 1 Ne Museum the heated snow of the Hig w Tou hlig r Rockies coach across the hts First night ! frozen landscape past Fountain Paint Last night Pots and more inOvernight credible scenery 2 Gardiner Highlight to North YellowLamar Valley What a wonderstone where there Tour route Yellowstone is a likely chance to ful experience. Have Flight route National Park see elk grazing on been to Yellowstone the grounds! Board many times but this 2 the motorcoach for ID Old Faithful Snowlodge Bozeman to visit is our first time in the Day 3: Yellowstone National Park the Smithsonian Af- winter. All I can say Trek to Yellowstone north entrance and board the filiate, Museum of the Rockies. Learn about Indian is WOW!! heated snow coach for an excursion through Yellow- History and see one of the largest and most famous stone Park to our hotel. The plateau is coated in white collections of dinosaur fossils in the world. Enjoy a -Ben B. 2018 Winter and glistens as our guide narrates a visit through the farewell dinner and overnight stay near the Bozeman in Yellowstone Norris Geyser Basin, among other incredible scenery. airport. B, D Did you spot a shaggy herd of bison? This afternoon you will have some free time to embark on an activ- Day 6: Flight home from Bozeman, MT B ity (fees not included and advance bookings are encouraged), explore the many photo opportunities around the hotel or cozy up in the rustic comforts of the lodge by the fire. Unpack for 2-nights at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, a snowy haven in the heart of the Park! This evening, sip a hot beverage by the crackling fireplace or step outside after dark to admire the stars in one of the best night sky viewing spots in the world. B, D
Day 4: Full-day Guided Tour of this Winter Wonderland Gather your camera and board our exclusive heated snow coaches for a guided tour of the park with a local park expert. See the famous sights without the crowds and with more animal sightings than in summer! Who will be first to spot a Trumpeter Swan? The scenery is stunning,
Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park
Florida Stay ‘N Play
Days: 1-17 Sirata Beach About the Sirata Beach Resort Resort Your 16-night stay on All rooms at the St. Pete Beach can be as beachfront resort are busy or leisurely as you furnished with a queen wish. Besides walking sleeper sofa in the living on the beautiful beach, room, full balcony, cable relaxing in a hammock, TV, in-room safe, and lounging poolside or on utensils, dishes, toaster the beach with a good and coffee maker in the book, there is a local kitchenette. As a Sunrise Sirata Beach Resort trolley that provides Tours guest, the Sirata will transport to nearby offer a 10% discount for shopping, restaurants and golf. In addition, we have purchases at the onsite restaurants and gift shop, free planned the following optional (some at additional Wi-Fi, and a daily newspaper. Restaurants, a grocery expense) excursions for your consideration; store and a drug store are located within easy walking • Visit St. Petersburg for the Saturday Farmer’s distance. We will also have the use of a private room Market, and enjoy the lovely downtown on a narrated for visiting, games and celebrations on two different trolley ride before free time to explore on your own. days during our stay at the resort. • Lunch cruise on Boca Ciega Bay (included) Choose your room type • A concert or theater production (TBD when You may choose between two different room types: performance schedules are available) Gulf Front – Two Queen bedded rooms with a view of • Two additional optional excursions TBD the Gulf Gulf View – King bedded rooms with an angled view of Day 18: Fly home the Gulf (west), or of Boca Ciega Bay (east) Return home, likely with a bit of sand in your shoes! B
Biloxi Winter Break
Day 1: Tunica, MS Leave winter behind and head south for warmer weather. Overnight in Tunica, MS. D Day 2: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS Travel south through Mississippi and arrive in Biloxi at the luxurious waterfront, four-diamond Beau Rivage Resort and Casino for a 3-night stay! The resort features a dozen restaurants, shopping, a world class spa and salon, and an expansive casino for your enjoyment. B, D Day 3: New Orleans Explore New Orleans and its unique and colorful heritage with a local guide before lunch at Mulate’s. Then explore the French Quarter area on your own. Browse the shops, boutiques and grab a traditional beignet from the original Café du Monde. B, L Day 4: Beauvoir Estate – The Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library At Beauvoir, meet your expert guide in period dress for a tour of this notable historic post-war home of the former President of the Confederate States of Ameri-
Jan. 23-Feb. 8, 2019 Per person rates* Gulf Front Room double $3499 single $5039
Gulf View Room
double $3199 single $4529 *Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI Cost of the tour includes: flight to Florida, transportation to airport from pick-up point and to lodging at the Sirata Resort 16 nights, transportation for excursions, and 1 breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner during your Florida stay.
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ca, Jefferson Davis. Construction of the home began in Feb. 24-March 1, 2019 1848 and was completed in 1852 but since Hurricane Per person rates Katrina the Beauvoir Estate has been completely re- double $949 furbished and rebuilt. Visit the Presidential Library triple/quad $889 and Museum including a walk through Mrs. Varian’s single $1109 Garden and historical cottages. The afternoon KY is free to explore Biloxi on your own or return to TN First night the Beau Rivage. B Last night Day 5: Jackson, MS Overnight 1 11Tunica Depart Biloxi for Jackson, MS to visit the newly AR Highlight opened Museum of Mississippi History located Tour route in downtown Jackson. The museum explores over 15,000 years of state history laid out in rich and complex stories that illustrate how their LA Jackson shared past influences their future. Explore the MS Biloxi many innovative exhibits with hundreds of arti3 facts. Enjoy lunch on your own at the museum New café. Return to Tunica for an overnight stay. B, Orleans D Day 6: Return Home Arrive home ready for spring. B
Southern California and Palm Springs Arrive in sunny southern California where palm trees, Mediterranean weather, miles of beaches and a relaxed vibe are the ideal requirements to escape Midwest winters! Day 1: Flight to San Diego, CA With sunglasses packed head to San Diego known for 70 miles of beautiful beaches and mild temperatures. Unpack for a 2-night stay in a two-room suite at Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, ideally located downtown next to Seaport Village. D
lined streets, shop for unique island gifts or sit, listen Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019 and admire the postcard views! Return to the “main island” and travel to Palm Springs, CA to unpack for a Per person rates* 2-night stay at Las Brisas Hotel, located in the heart of double $2399 the city surrounded by majestic mountains and palm triple/quad $2183 trees. B, L
* Includes round-trip airDay 2: San Diego Day 5: Palm Springs fare from MCI. Visit the USS Midway A local guide will share the Museum showcasing glamour, beauty and his29 restored aircraft tory of this playground of and 60 exciting exthe stars. See where Frank hibits from the engine Sinatra, Bob Hope, Kirk room to the Captain’s Douglas, Marilyn Monbridge aboard the reroe and more have lived. tired aircraft carrier. Also tour Shield’s Date Embark on a narrated Farm, get an up close You can find 150+ bison lunch cruise of the look at one of the many roaming wild and free on San Diego’s scenic wind turbines, and learn Catalina Island. They have Harbor to enjoy views insightful stories about been there since casted in of historical landthe beautiful Coachella a 1920’s silent film! Avalon Bay, Catalina Island marks, impressive waValley. Explore the Palm terfront architecture and natural wildlife such as seals Springs Air Museum on a guided tour, rated one of the and whales. This evening you may want to explore best aviation museums by CNN Travel. In the heart of Seaport Village to shop, eat and peek at the extrava- downtown, stroll the “must see” Palm Springs Village gant yachts. B, L Fest an evening street fair featuring arts, crafts, food and entertainment! B, D Day 3: La Jolla Discover more of San Diego with a local guide high- Day 6: Mt. lighting Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado Island’s San Jacinto Highlight First night intriguing history and more. Journey north along the Board the Last night Tour route coast through vibrant beach towns before arriving at Palm Springs Overnight Flight route the Mt. Soledad National Veteran Memorial. This Aerial TramAerial one-of-a-kind site features stunning 360-degree pan- way, the Tramway oramic views and is the only memorial that honors world’s largLos Angeles 2 Palm Springs veterans, living or deceased, from any war. Descend est rotating 1 into La Jolla, “The Jewel” of northern San Diego and tram car, Villagefest Dana 1 walk into the heart of the Village where locals say this and travel Point is the ideal time of year to see abundant seals relax- along the Catalina 2 San Diego Island ing along the beachfront walkways! Overnight in Dana breathtaking Harbor Point. B, D cliffs of ChiTour no Canyon USS Midway Day 4: Santa Catalina Island up 8,516 feet Board a high-speed ferry for magical Catalina Island to the Mounwith clear blue waters glistening like a Greek Island. tain Station of Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Depart the Boasting a rich and colorful past, the island’s unique desert and trek west to the Los Angeles airport area for stories are revealed on an Avalon Scenic guided tour an overnight stay. B, L including a visit to the charming house built from a recycled boat. Enjoy lunch at a quaint seaside restaurant Day 7: Flight home from Los Angeles, CA B before time to explore on your own. Stroll along palm-
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Tulips and Castles on the Rhine River Sunrise Tours 25th Anniversary Cruise
A Sunrise Tours Exclusive charter aboard the luxurious Amadeus Brilliant including a 3-night post-cruisetour of Brussels, Luxembourg and Dutch countryside Day 1: Overnight flight to Europe (airport to be determined, Dinner and breakfast included in flight) Day 2: Basel embarkation Arrive Switzerland and enjoy a walking tour of Basel before embarking on the Amadeus Brilliant. Get comfortable in your state room and enjoy a first-class welcome dinner as the ship cruises for Strasbourg, France. D
guided tour features a visit to the red sandstone ruins of the castle, gardens and Grand Terrace with incredible views of the city and Neckar River. Stroll the wellpreserved Baroque Old Town Help us celebrate 25 years in to the Karl-Theodor Bridge and business on this cruise of a life- the late Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit. Tonight, the Briltime. We have chartered the liant cruises for Rudesheim. B, entire ship; all your fellow pas- L, D
Mar. 28-Apr. 8, 2019 Please call to make a reservation or for more information, including ship layout.
sengers will be Sunrise Tours customers and staff!
Day 3: Strasbourg Enjoy a discovery tour of the beautiful city of Strasbourg, located in the Alsace region of France and the seat of the European Parliament, beginning with a panoramic coach tour and a walking tour featuring the Old Quarter, “Le Petite France”, the famous Cathedral Strassburger Munster and 500-year-old half-timbered houses. B, L, D Day 4: Speyer – Heidelberg Arrive in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer to explore the village which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. Enjoy an included half-day excursion to Heidelberg, a world-famous University City on the Neckar River. Our Per person rates* Double Occupancy Regular Early Bird** Haydn C-1 $4899 $4699 Haydn C-2 $5099 $4899 Strauss B-1 $5599 $5199 Strauss B-2 $5699 $5299 Strauss B-3 $5799 $5399 Mozard A-1 $6399 $5599 Mozart A-2 $6499 $5699 Suite $7299 $6299 Single Occupancy Single rates available upon request (limited availability) * Includes roundtrip airfare from Kansas City ** To qualify for early bird pricing, reservation and deposit must be made by August 1, 2018. Deposit due: $450 per person
Day 5: Rudesheim – Rhine Gorge - Koblenz Enjoy a guided walking tour of Rudesheim and take the unique Winzerexpress train to visit the “Siegfried Mechanical Music Cabinet” to see the historic self-playing instruments. Cruise the spectacular Rhine River Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring castles, fortress ruins and 430-foot Lorelai Rock, a steep slate rock formation on the bank of the River. Arrive Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers and, at 2,000 years old, one of the oldest towns in Germany, to see highlights including the St. Castor Basilica, Emperor Wilhelm Memorial and town landmark, the Schangel Fountain. B, L, D
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A previously published exclusive Sunrise charter departing May 6, 2019 aboard the Amadeus Silver II sold out within 2 months. We are excited to offer this second exclusive charter to celebrate our 25th anniversary!
Day 6: Cochem A scenic morning cruise on the Mosel River brings us to Cochem, home of Reichsburg Castle and one of the most photographed villages in Germany. Enjoy a guided tour of the Castle and see why the fortified gates, Basel, Switzerland pastel colored halftimbered buildings and a taste of local Mosel Riesling Wine will make Cochem a highlight of your vacation. The Brilliant cruises for Cologne this evening. B, L, D Day 7: Cologne Arrive Cologne, the cultural center of the Rhineland re-
gion, for a guided walking tour of the city including Old Town, Cathedral Square and the Cologne Cathedral, a World Heritage Site and the tallest twin-spired church in the world. Enjoy free time to explore an Old Town shop, café or “brauhaus” before a relaxing afternoon cruise towards the Netherlands. B, L, D Day 8: Hoorn – Amsterdam Arrive in the Dutch town of Hoorn and take a scenic drive to the traditional fishing village of Volendam for a cheese making demonstration. Cruise the famous canals of Amsterdam to get a sense of the history and wealth created during the Dutch Golden Age. The city center consists of 90 islands linked by 400 bridges and features nearly 7,500 registered historic buildings. B, L, D Keukenhof Gardens with tulips in bloom plore the region. B, D
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Day 10: Luxembourg Port cities Travel to Europe’s smallest Highlight nation, the Grand Duchy of Tour route Amsterdam Luxembourg, to explore the Flight route rolling green hills and villas filled with parks and WWII Germany history. Visit Bastogne, site Brussels of the famous “Battle of Cologne 1 2 the Bulge”, where an outValkenburg Koblenz numbered force of AmeriBelgium Cochem cans held out against long France odds against the last major Speyer German offensive on the Heidelberg Luxembourg western front, preventing Strasbourg the Germans from reaching Antwerp and dividing Allied 7 Forces. See the new Bastogne War Museum and visBasel Zurich it the Mardasson Memorial, Switzerland a poignant monument erected in honor of the 77,000 Americans wounded or killed during the battle. B Why a Private Charter? Ne th erl an ds
Day 9: Keukenhof Gardens Disembark and stroll the world famous Keukenhof Gardens for the incredible display of over 7 million blooming tulips. The “Garden of Europe” is open less than
Reichsburg Castle, built around the year 1000 2 months a year, and our cruise is timed to enjoy the spectacle. While the Gardens can trace its history to 15th century, 2019 will mark the 70th anniversary since a bulb-seller’s consortium created the spring show phenomenon. Continue to southern Netherlands to Valkenburg for a 2-night stay. A “picture-postcard village”, Valkenburg is a quaint resort town and a perfect spot from which to ex-
- We control the itinerary and inclusions (including Sunrise Tours 25th anniversary celebration activities on board) - We have input on the menu - We “control the mic”; Sunrise staff will act as your cruise director(s) (don’t worry, the Brilliant cruise will also feature a full staff of cruise professionals) - We can offer Sunrise TravDay 12: Fly home (air- elers a better cruise experiport TBD) Breakfast ence with more features at and dinner (in flight) a lower price! included
Day 11: Brussels Explore Brussels, the “capital of Europe” and enjoy a guided tour of highlights including the Grote Markt, or Grand Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. See St. Michael’s Cathedral, famous for its 16th century stained glass window, the Palace of Justice and Manneken Pis, the bestknown statue in BrusBrilliant Sundeck sels which conveys a classic Belgian sense of humor. Overnight in Brussels. B, D
Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival Day 1: Washington, DC Fly into Washington, DC for an unforgettable 4-night stay at the award-winning Gaylord National Resort. This waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River and our nation’s capital, is surrounded by a premier entertainment and shopping district. After dinner, retreat to your luxurious accommodations located in the atrium for striking views of the dancing water fountain! B, D Jefferson Memorial
toe-tapping musical fairy tale with a comedic twist, Into the Woods, directed by Peter Flynn. B, D
Day 3: Washington, DC Visit the White House Visitor Center to get a glimpse into the president’s iconic home including over 90 artifacts from the White House colDay 2: Washington, DC lection. Enjoy a Our licensed DC tour guide boards the coach to visit guided Capitol Building Tour (based on availability) the historical highlights of DC. Stand where global then walk the subterranean tunnel to the Library of events have taken shape Congress for a selfand view the many his- Highlights: guided tour of our natoric monuments framed tion’s literary treasure. • Tour the Ford’s Theater and Peterson House in the vivid white and Embark on a voyage of • The National Mall, Smithsonian Institution pink blossoms from more discovery at the Smiththan 3,000 Japanese • Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam sonian, the world’s largcherry trees along the Memorial est museum, education Tidal Basin. Tour the his- • John F. Kennedy’s Tomb, Tomb of the Unknowns, and research complex. toric Ford’s Theater with World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Korean B, D a National Park Service War Memorial representative, visit the • The Newseum and the Jefferson Memorial amidst Day 4: Washington DC Museum and the Peter- cherry blossoms Explore the Newseum, son House where Lincoln a multimedia exploradrew his last breath. Sation of the importance vor dinner at a nearby restaurant then return to Ford’s and history of journalism in America attraction as eviTheater and get comfortable in reserved seats for a denced when awarded TripAdvisor’s top 25 US museum designation in 2016. Embark on a first-class luncheon cruise aboard the narrated luxury yacht Odyssey down the Potomac River featuring magnifiWV cent views of DC and the Cherry Smithsonian Blossoms, exquisite food, dancing and music while watching 4 city skyscape of our fine Capitol City. There will be more time to visit the Smithsonian Institute Overnight Gaylord museums today before returnNational ing to National Harbor. B, L Highlight
April 2-6, 2019 Per person rates* double $1768 triple/quad $1728 single $2023
* Includes round-trip airfare from MCI.
The 2019 Festival marks the 107th celebration of the gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the People of Tokyo to the People of Washington, DC. Enjoy the spirit of this generous gift while exploring the highlights of Washington, DC.
The Gaylord was so EXTRA special. I loved the Gaylord! Excellent tour. – Connie A., 2018 DC Cherry Blossom Festival
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Featuring British Columbia’s Vancouver Island awash in spring color
Day 1: Pacific Northwest Fly into Seattle for dinner and overnight stay. D Day 2: Skagit Valley Visit Seattle’s lively Pike Place Market, the famous fish and vegetable market before heading north to lush Skagit Valley, WA. The Cascades and Skagit River create fertile soil for prime vineyards, so enjoy a swirl, swish and sip at a local vineyard before arriving at Farmhouse Restaurant for a home-style cooked dinner and their legendary Mile-High lemon meringue pie. Unpack for a 2-night stay at Swinomish Lodge and Casino where the natural beauty of the Padilla Bay and Mount Baker offer a relaxing stay. B, D Day 3: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Attend the 36th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, a Washington State tradition featuring over a million blooming tulips. At RoozenGarde, a site with ½ million hand planted tulips, a Washington State University Master Gardener details how their research influences sound agricultural practices. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before a visit to Tulip Town’s art gallery and windmill garden along with a trolley ride for a closer encounter in the tulip fields. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure to relax or try your hand at lady luck in the casino. B, L Day 4: Victoria, BC Board Washington State Ferry and wind though the San Juan Lopez and Orca islands amidst jaw dropping scenery. Can you spot an Orca whale or sea lion? Arrive Vancouver Island, featuring some of the most spectacular waterfront scenery and marine life in North
America. Experience an explosion of color at Canada’s National Historic Site, Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of meticulously kept gardens. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful rose garden before unpacking for a 2-night stay in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC, a picturesque island city providing an escape from the hurried world. B, L
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April 13-19, 2019 Per person rates* double $2368 triple/quad $2187 single $2796
* Includes round-trip airfare from MCI.
Featuring a 2-night stay in charming Victoria, BC on the southern tip of Day 6: Tacoma Board MV Coho Ferry for a scenic Vancouver Island!
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Day 5: Victoria, BC With a local expert, experience Victoria’s combination of old world history and new world cosmopolitan centers, including Fisherman’s Wharf, James Bay, Craigdarroch Castle and more. Visit the Fairmont Empress Hotel, a social centerpiece since Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria, BC 1908, and indulge in the world-famous Tea at the Empress, a coveted meal served to royalty and celebrities for over a century. The rest of the day is free to explore and participate in optional activities including a water taxi ride on the Inner-Harbour, a visit to the Royal BC Museum and shopping on Government Street (some with additional expense). B, High Tea
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journey between Victoria and Port Angeles, WA through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offering spectacular views of the sprawling Olympic Peninsula. Celebrate America’s “car” love affair at LeMay Automobile Museum with guides sharing their passion and knowledge of over 300 cars. A delicious farewell dinner and stories with your fellow travelers before overnighting in Tacoma, WA. B, D Day 7: Flight home from Seattle, WA B
Join Sunrise Tours on a custom tour of beautiful Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe and home to volcanic splendors and spectacular scenery. Despite its proximity to the Arctic Circle, Iceland benefits from the warming air of the Gulf Stream making summer a delightful time to visit. This custom Sunrise itinerary sold out in 2018 so book early! June 30-July 8, 2019
Day 1: Departure Take a nap in your own bed today and enjoy an evening direct flight from MCI to Reykjavik.
to the Westman Islands we explore bird cliffs, walk up the volcano crater and visit “Pompeii of the North”, a volcanic excavation project. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander around the town of Heimaey. B, D
Day 2: Welcome to Iceland After an overnight flight, arrive in Reykjavik and enjoy Reykjavic, Iceland a short guided tour of the capital of Iceland, the northernmost capital in the world, before a short journey to Hella for a 5-night stay at the Stracta Hotel. D
Day 6: Vatnajökull National Park Soak in amazing scenery on a trip to the southern part of the Vatnajökull National Park, home of Europe’s largest glacier and Jökulsárlón, a glacier lagoon with floating icebergs. B, D
Day 3: Þjórsárdalur Travel alongside the Hekla Volcano and visit the Hjálparfoss Waterfall. Explore the Viking farm ruins at Stöng and enjoy a leisurely hike to Gjáin, a green oasis in an otherwise rocky, barren moonlike landscape. Þjórsárdalur is off-the-beaten-path and is dominated by Hekla and other volcanoes in the vicinity. Hekla is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell”. B, D Day 4: South Shore with optional glacier hike Highlights today include the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, the 60-meter-high Skógafoss Waterfall and the narrow Seljalandsfoss Waterfall with a trail that leads behind the falls – be prepared to get wet! Visit Skogar Folk Museum with a selection of turf houses. Take an optional glacier walk or a visit to the bird cliffs and lava beaches near Vík, together with our guide. B, D Day 5: Westman Islands Ahoy! Take a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Explore the town of Heimaey and this extraordinary island by foot and by bus. The volcanic eruption here in 1973 is considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland in recent history. After the evacuation of the inhabitants, and during the 5 months while the eruption lasted, there was much uncertainty as to whether the island could ever be repopulated. During our tour
Per person rates* double $4465 single $5265
* Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI
Important Note: • $350 deposit required • Final payment due March 30, 2019 • Cancel March 30-April 30th – 10% penalty (subsequent cancelDay 7: Golden Circle lations conform with An awe-inspiring visit to three of Iceland’s most imporSunrise policy found tant spots: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geyser Hot Springs and on page 42) Þingvellir National Park. Gullfoss, “the golden falls”, is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá River. See the steam from the Geyser geothermal fields as you arrive. The original geyser is now dormant and been replaced by Strokkur, “the Churn”, which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Next stop is at the ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Reykjavik for a two-night Iceland stay at the Centerhotel Arnarhvoll. B, D Day 8: Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Take a less traveled route around Reykjanes Peninsula as diverse geological features, the hot springs of Krýsuvík, mountains, lava fields, amazing bird cliffs, moonlike landscapes and fishing villages are on today’s itinerary. The tour ends with a Reykjavík city tour after a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon. B, D
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Day 9: Departure home A direct flight from Reykjavik to MCI is a comfortable way to end your Iceland adventure. B
Holland America Alaska Cruisetour
Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 2019 See Alaska by land and sea on this cruisetour adventure with Holland America. Featuring a 2- night stay in Denali, a scenic ride aboard a domed Per person rates* (based on double rail car and a seven night cruise aboard the MS Noordam. Day 1: Anchorage, Alaska Fly into Anchorage to begin the journey. Overnight in downtown Anchorage. Day 2: Domed Rail Car Board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali for a two-night stay at this magnificent national treasure. Day 3: Denali National Park Today features the unforgettable Tundra Wilderness Tour. This 6-8 hour fullay narrated sightseeing excursion is a deep dive into Denali National Park – the very best chance of seeing both the mountain itself and Denali’s iconic wildlife. Day 4: Seward Enjoy some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery via deluxe motorcoach to Seward where you will embark on the M.S. Noordam. L, D Day 5: At Sea Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising the Gulf of Alaska. B, L, D
occupancy) Day 7: Skagway/Haines Inside $3813 The best of two ports – stay in Haines for an uncrowd- Ocean View $4163 ed experience or go to Skagway for excursions and Verandah $4963 shopping. B, L, D
*Includes airfare, Day 8: Juneau cruise fare, port Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska’s capital – choose charges, hotel, activities from exciting shore excursions and still have time to and meals as indicated. shop. B, L, D Does not include optional insurance. Day 9: Ketchikan • Deposit of $1200 per Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich stateroom due with resernative culture, salmon fishing and scenic Misty Fjords. vation B, L, D • Final payment due May 30, 2019 Day 10: At Sea • Please call for single or Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage triple rates cruising and immerse yourself in Holland American • Sunrise tour manager Line elegance. B, L, D (minimum number of passengers required) Day 11: Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver for morning disembarkation and return flight home. B
Day 6: Glacier Bay Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates. B, L, D
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Oberammergau and Germany’s “Romantic Road” A custom Sunrise Tours itinerary featuring the history and charm of central Germany and the Oberammergau Passion Play Day 1: Overnight flight to Germany (D, B in flight) Day 2: Frankfurt / Braunfels Castle / Kassel Arrive in Frankfurt, meet our local guide and travel a short distance to Braunfels Castle, a fortified castle overlooking the Lahn Valley originally built in 1246 and expanded and re-built in 1845 by the “Hunting Prince” Ferdinand. Continue to Kassel, where the brothers Grimm wrote their famous tales in the early 19th century, for a two-night stay. B, D Day 3: Kassel Enjoy a guided tour of Kassel including Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, a “mountain park” named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013 featuring a Colossal Palace topped with a famous Hercules Monument, Löwenberg Castle, and dramatic man-made waterfalls. Schloss Wilhelmshöhe is one of Germany’s most beautiful Rococo palaces and features one of the world’s largest Rembrandt collections. B, D Day 4: Kassel/ Rothenburg Ob De Tauber Begin a trek south along Germany’s Romantic Road, sometimes referred to as Germany’s Route 66, and known for its quintessentially German culture and scenery. Stop in the northern Bavarian town of Wurzburg for a guided tour and lunch at a local favorite. Continue to one of the oldest and most photographed towns in Bavaria, Rotherburg ob der Tauber (Red Fortress above the Tauber [River]). After a guided tour of Rothenburg, enjoy an evening of leisure to stroll its winding streets and sample the local fare. B, L
only once every ten years, involving 1,100 amateur Sept. 1-10, 2020 actors from the local population, the play reenacts the final days of Christ. This is sure to be a day you will Per person rates* never forget. B, D double $4999 Day 7: Oberammergau / Fussen / Innsbruck Travel to Fussen and tour the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by the “fairytale King” Ludwig II of Bavaria, the iconic fortress is a mass of gray granite bristling with towers and pinnacles that opened to the public shortly after Ludwig’s death in 1886. Journey to Innsbruck, Austria for dinner and overnight. B, D Day 8: Innsbruck / Munich After a guided walking tour of Innsbruck, visit the Swarovski Crystal Factory, where in 1892 Bohemianborn Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic cutting machine and established a crystal-making legacy. Travel to Munich for a two-night stay. B, D
* Includes roundtrip airfare from MCI No triple occupancy available Important Note: • $350 per person deposit required • Final payment due June 1, 2020 • Cancel June 1-July 1 – 10% penalty (subsequent cancellations conform with Sunrise policy found on page 42)
Day 9: Munich Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Munich, the cultural center and capital of Bavaria and host to the Olympic games in 1972. No trip to Munich is complete without a visit to the BMW Museum, a thrilling experience for auto enthusiasts and anyone who has ever driven a car. Enjoy a special farewell dinner at the famous The Passion Play has been Hofbrauhaus Restaurant with a traditional German performed since 1634 by the inhabitants of the Bameal and live music. B, D varian town of Oberammergau. It is now perDay 10: Flight home B, D (in flight) formed only once every 10 years.
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Day 5: Rothenburg / Augsburg / Oberammergau Continue to Augsburg where the disputations between Luther and the Papal legate took place and the Protestant confession of faith was proclaimed for the first time. Guided tour highlights include the Cathedral, Town Hall, and Fugger houses, built in the 16th century (and rebuilt after WWII) by one of the wealthiest families in the history of Europe. Continue to Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play, for a two-night stay. B, D Day 6: Oberammergau / Passion Play Today is the day we have been waiting for! This small town of peasants and craftsmen, encircled by the wooded foothills of the Ammergau, owes its fame to the internationally renowned Passion Play. Performed
Cancellations - please review Our cancellation fees schedule varies according to the type of tour. Your deposit is fully refundable up to the final payment due date. On any cancellation made after final payment is due, the following fee schedules apply. All motorcoach cancellation fee (final payment due 45 days before departure): Cancel 45-30 days before departure 25% of total price Cancel 30-6 days before departure 50% of total price Cancel within 5 days of departure 100% of total price Fly/Train cancellation fee (final payment due 60 days before departure): Cancel 60-30 days before departure 25% of total price Cancel 30-6 days before departure 50% of total price Cancel within 5 days of departure 100% of total price Cruise and International tours: Refund for cancellation of cruises and international tours depend on the cruise line or tour operator. Please call for questions on a specific cruise or tour. Final Payment Final payment is due 45 days before departure for an all-motorcoach tour and 60 days before departure for tours involving air or train unless otherwise noted. One-day tour payments are due in full upon reservation. Please call in reference to cruise payment deadlines. Tour Price Inclusions (and tipping policy) The price of the tour includes all attractions, lodging, motorcoach transportation, breakfast and dinner daily (unless noted otherwise), and tips for hotel, airport, and restaurant personnel. If the tour involves air travel, the cost of the ticket is included unless otherwise noted. Some airlines charge for checked baggage and that is not included in the tour price. Tips for the driver, tour managers, and step-on guides are left to the discretion of the traveler and should be in accordance with services received. Typical gratuities for tour manager and driver are $4-$7 per person, per day. Trip Insurance We have always felt that travel insurance is an individual decision, and therefore have not included it in the cost of our tours. That being said, we strongly recommend that you purchase the optional travel insurance described within. This coverage protects you against many unforeseen circumstances that can occur when traveling. There are many reasons to purchase insurance, but the following are two main reasons we highly recommend the insurance offered by NTA/Aon Insurance. 1) Trip cancellation - If you are forced to cancel a tour for medical reasons (for you or an immediate family member), having insurance ensures a complete refund of monies paid (except for the cost of insurance). 2) Trip interruption – Unfortunately, there are circumstances that can prevent passengers from fully participating in a tour and may require an early departure or extended stay. For example, if a passenger suffers an injury which requires immediate care and prevents the traveler from continuing on the tour, insurance will cover the cost of the extended stay, the cost of transportation home and the value of the missed tour (subject to claim submission and acceptance by AON Insurance). If you do not have insurance, you will personally incur these costs. From experience, we can tell you that this can be very expensive. To purchase trip insurance, reference the enclosed info and call 800388-1470 or visit nta.aontravelprotect.com. You must use Tour Operator Location #256061 to purchase insurance for a Sunrise Tour. Pick-up points For each trip, we determine the pick-up points used based in part on the number of requests for each point. In some cases we will not utilize a point if there is very limited demand. We have pick-up points to service
the west, south and central areas of St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles and Illinois. All pick-up points allow parking for your vehicle. Sunrise’ pick up point partners offer the use of parking spaces during tour as a courtesy to Sunrise travelers. Neither Sunrise Tours nor parking lot owners assume responsibility for incidents occurring to parked cars. You will be notified of which pick-ups we are using for your tour in a letter about 2 weeks prior to departure. If you would like to stay overnight before leaving on the tour, we can provide a hotel room at some of our pick-ups for a reduced rate. If our routing allows, we may pick up along the way in outlying areas. Identification A passport is required on any tour that leaves the United States, including Canada. Photo ID’s are required on all fly tours and recommended on all tours. Singles Requesting Roommates If you would like to go on tour with us, but do not have a roommate for a specific trip, let us know and we will match you with someone else (same sex of course). Just let us know at least 60 days before departure and we will room you with another traveler at the double rate. If there is no roommate available on the tour you request, you will still only have to pay the price of a double. If you decline the roommate assigned, you will be responsible for the single supplement. Of course, if you prefer to travel individually, you can still sign up for the single fare. This offer is not valid on cruises, and some select tours. Method of Payments For deposits we accept checks or cash. For final payment we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, check or cash. Seating on the Motorcoach Seating is assigned and will be rotated on a daily basis. Special seating requests are honored on the basis of availability. Paying the single fare does NOT ensure you will have a seat to yourself on the coach, it only ensures you a room by yourself. Responsibility Sunrise Tours is not responsible for any injury, delay, loss or accident due to any act or negligence on the part of any person or company rendering services on any of our tours. We reserve the right to change any itinerary. After You Book A Tour... After you have booked a tour and we have received your deposit, the following is a schedule of correspondences: 1) confirmation of deposit received 2) your final payment is due 45 days before departure for an all-motorcoach tour or 60 days before departure for tours involving air or Amtrak trains (please note you will NOT receive an invoice when final payment is due) 3) you will receive a letter about 2-3 weeks prior to departure that will include your luggage tags and important details such as pick-up times and locations, hotel phone #’s, what to bring, and a detailed itinerary (subject to change). Please bring this with you on tour. Pictures By signing up for and participating in a tour, you are agreeing to have any pictures taken on tour published in Sunrise Tours printed or web material. If you do not wish to have your picture used in any form by Sunrise Tours, please notify us prior to traveling. Maps The maps provided in brochure are general outlines and not meant to outline specific routes to be driven. We reserve the right to change routing on any tour.
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Email address: Roommate (s): Pickup point most convenient for you (actual pickup point may vary by demand): Overland Park/Lenexa Clarion (formerly Crowne Plaza), 12601 W. 95th St. La Quinta Inn Olathe, 20570 W 151st St. Gomers KC, 99th and Holmes *New*
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Name (as it appears on valid ID) Nickname (if applicable)
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Tour departure date:
Address: Phone number:
Email address: Roommate (s): Pickup point most convenient for you (actual pickup point may vary by demand): Overland Park/Lenexa Clarion (formerly Crowne Plaza), 12601 W. 95th St. La Quinta Inn Olathe, 20570 W 151st St. Gomers KC, 99th and Holmes *New*
Drury Inn & Suites-Independence, 20300 E 42nd St. S, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Please check appropriate boxes: single triple double quad Smoking rooms are not available at most properties. I have read, understand and agree to Sunrise Tours policies as they appear on page 42.
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Second Departure Planned for 25th Anniversary Cruise! The first departure of our "Tulips and Castles on the Rhine River" cruise, planned for spring 2019 in celebration of our 25th Anniversary, sold out faster than we dreamed possible. In April, I traveled to the Netherlands and Belgium to scout the towns and hotels we will visit on this special cruise and while in Europe, I met the Luftners, an Austrian family who owns the Amadeus cruise line. I inquired about a second departure for our anniversary cruise and am happy to report that we have secured the beautiful Amadeus Brilliant for a second "Tulips and Castles on the Rhine River" cruise next spring. Details on page 35. – Brent
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Keukenhof photos taken by Sunrise manager Brent Dalrymple, April 3, 2018