january - december 2013 volume i
formerly McKinzie Tours 12900 metcalf suite 100, overland park, ks 66213 (913) 681-2202 travelsunrise.com
2013 Loyalty Program
Columbia River Gorge
Weâ€™re happy to offer the loyalty program in 2013. So, on your 2nd tour (of four days or more) with us in 2013, subtract $50 off your tour price. On the 3rd tour (of four days or more) with us in 2013, 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 2013.)
The stunning scenery of the Columbia River Gorge pictured here near Portland, OR can be seen on several tours including The Oregon Trail on page 21, Southbound Northwest Coast on page 22 and Northbound Northwest Coast on page 23. The height of the gorge wall ranges from 1500 to 3000 feet and it features over 75 waterfalls.
Greetings from Sunrise Tours!
e are very excited about combining with McKinzie Tours. We have known Pat McKinzie for many years through our affiliation with NTA (National Tour Association) and we have always been impressed with her and the way she runs her business. Pat knows the key to a great tour experience is creativity while planning an itinerary, hard work negotiating with hotels and restaurants, a professional tour managing staff and most of all, to have fun while on the road! Our mom and dad, Charlene and Jim Dalrymple, started Sunrise Tours in the basement of their St. Louis home about 20 years ago and just a few years after Pat started McKinzie Tours in the basement of her home in Overland Park. Our mom baked cookies for early tours just like Pat did. Our dad has spent hundreds of nights on the road and away from family
delivering incredible tour experiences to beloved customers just like Pat. In fact, we like to say in the office that Sunrise Tours is a service company disguised as a travel company! Put simply, our goal on every tour is to surprise you with the quality of the meals, hotels and experiences on your Sunrise Tour. In 2013 and beyond we will present you with more incredible tour itineraries than ever before. We look forward to surprising you with an amazing tour experience on a Sunrise Tour.
Travel Show Invite
We will host a travel show at 1:00PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, located at 147th and Mission Road. We will present details on many upcoming tours and also play an exciting game of “The Tour Price is Right” featuring fun and valuable prizes! You won’t want to miss this travel show!
Sincerely, Kristen and Brent Dalrymple
Call us at (913) 681-2202 for questions or reservations TABLE OF CONTENTS
One day tours
FEBRUARY 2013 Book of Mormon p. 7 MARCH 2013 Royals Spring Training Louisiana Lagniappe
p. 7 p. 8
APRIL 2013 Spring in the Old South Washington DC Southern Indiana
p. 9 p. 10 p. 14
MAY 2013 Early America (Philly & DC) WI Gems and MI Surprises Creme de la Creme Royals versus Cardinals
p. 11 p. 12 p. 13 p. 14
JUNE 2013 Badlands & Yellowstone
CA Zephyr Train p. 16 New york/Hudson Valley p. 17 Alaska by Coach p. 18-19 Made in the USA p. 20 JULY 2013 Branson Grandparent Oregon Trail S. Northwest Coast N. Northwest Coast AUGUST 2013 New York Encore Pacific Northwest Bar Harbor & Canada Rocky Mountain High Cape Cod & more
p. 20 p. 21 p. 22 p. 23 p. 24 p. 25 p. 26 p. 27 p. 28
SEPTEMBER 2013 Crystal Bridges Museum p. 28 Yellowstone and more p. 29 CA National Parks p. 30
Colorado Fall p. 31 KY Bourbon & Bluegrass p. 32 New England Color & Trains p. 33 OCTOBER 2013 New England Fall Adventure p. 34 Minnesota Fall Foliage p. 35 Gettysburg and more p. 36 Mississippi River Cruise p. 37 Smoky Mountain Backroads p. 38 NOVEMBER 2013 IN Christkindlmrkt p. 37 Australia p. 39 Traditional Thanksgiving P. 40 European Christmas Markets p. 41 Policies Booking Forms Pat’s Page
p. 42 p. 43 p. 44
“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. On a few tours, 2 meals a day may not be included, and will be indicated as such.
We will institute some policy and procedure changes in 2013. We have listed a few notable changes below, and please carefully review our policies on page 42. Refreshments – On the morning of departure on overnight tours, you will receive a snack sack including a breakfast bar, fruit snack and crackers. Overnight tours also feature onboard “happy hour” on travel days. Name Tags – You will no longer receive a name tag at the beginning of your tour. We did a poll and a majority of customers polled said they didn’t think name tags are necessary on tour. We will place name cards above each seat (and rotate name cards each morning) which is a great way to learn the name of fellow travelers you have not previously met. Insurance – If you choose to buy tour insurance, you purchase it directly from BerkleyCare Insurance. In the past, McKinzie
Tours customers purchasing insurance sent the check to McKinzie Tours, and we then sent a check to BerkleyCare. We will send you information about insurance and how to purchase it for future tours. Single Travelers – If you are a single traveler but would like us to match you with a roommate in order to travel at the double rate, let us know at least 60 days before the tour departs and we will match you with a roommate. If a roommate is not available, you can still travel at the double rate (this offer is not valid
on cruises, and some select tours).
Loyalty Program – On your second tour of 4 days or more in 2013, take $50 per person off the listed tour price. On your third tour of 4 days or more in 2013, take $100 per person off, and so on. The more you travel, the more you save!
One Day Tours
St. Joseph, MO & The Lettermen
Thursday, February 28, 2013 You’re off to St. Joseph, MO for a fabulous evening with the legendary Lettermen. Ever since the early 60’s The Lettermen have been known for their unique and close harmonic blend making their first single, “The Way You Look Tonight” a hit. The group’s second single made an even bigger splash on the charts with the song “When I Fall In Love.” The Lettermen went on to score over 25 hit singles which include, “Goin Out of My Head/I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and “Hurt So Bad.” Before the show stop at the J.C. Wyatt House known for incredible food, impeccable service and ambience! The history, architecture and the preservation of the Victorian Lifestyle abound at the J.C. Wyatt House which creates a sense of comfortable authenticity with period furnishings and interior design. Take a guided tour of the home and meet the chef Jeffrey Keyasko. Dine on exquisite food and relive those great days with the songs of The Lettermen! $118 per person Depart Return Olathe Holiday Inn: 3:30pm 10:45pm 3:45pm 10:30pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: Gomers-Kansas City: 3:00pm 11:15pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Join us on a daytrip near Walnut, Kansas to a very unique and entertaining restaurant, “Chicken-N-Pickin”. Enjoy a late lunch
of pan-fried chicken along with some foot-stompin’ country music! Originally, this unique restaurant was housed in a converted 1940’s dairy barn that was remodeled by the owner herself, Karen Duling, but it burned down. Now, come & see Karen’s newly built red roof barn; it’s more fun than ever! Karen cooks you up some of her famous pan-fried chicken with all the fixin’s, and then you are served up two hours of entertainment from the “Duling Family Entertainers”. Leave with a full belly and a smile on your face from all the laughing and clapping from this ‘fowl play combo’! Enjoy the fun-filled day at Chicken-N-Pickin’ where the name says it all! $99 per person Depart Return Olathe Holiday Inn: 12:00pm 9:00pm Overland Pk Holiday Inn: 11:30am 9:30pm Gomers-Kansas City: 11:00am 10:00pm
Dr. James Naismith & KU Basketball
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 You know all about March Madness, NOW meet the man who invented the game that put that Madness in March and was KU’s first Basketball Coach: Dr. James Naismith. Travel to Lawrence, Kansas where “The Original Dr. J” (1st person portrayal by local historian Bill Nicks) will lead our tour of where Naismith lived, to his Memorial, to the Booth Hall of Fame in hallowed Allen Fieldhouse and to the site of KU’s first game. All this while learning first hand about Naismith who was an ordained minister, a medical doctor, an orphan, teacher, father,
About Sunrise Tours
unrise Tours is a family owned and operated company that was started by Jim and Charlene Dalrymple in the basement of their St. Louis County home in 1993 – although their first tour did not materialize until 1994 - and is now managed by daughter, Kristen, and son, Brent. The company has grown steadily over the years, and now consists of 23 fantastic employees and offices in St. Lou-
is, Indianapolis and Kansas City. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality tour experiences at a fair price, and we consider repeat Sunrise Tours customers our most important marketing “tool”. If you’ve traveled with us before, welcome back! If not, take a look inside this tour catalog and let us surprise you with an incredible Sunrise Tour.
grandfather, veteran, saw his game played by the world in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and much much more! In addition to the roundball history we will get a brief tour of the Bob Dole Institute of Politics, the KU Alumni Center and lunch at Bigg’s Famous Barbeque, the sporting place to be! $87 per person Depart Return 9:00am 3:15pm Olathe Holiday Inn: Overland Park Holiday Inn: 8:30am 3:45pm Gomers-Kansas City: 8:00am 4:15pm
nanny. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers. Mary Poppins takes the children on magical and memorable adventures. It features the classic songs “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Space is limited so book soon! $105 per person Depart Return 12:00pm 6:15pm Gomer’s - Kansas City Olathe Holiday Inn 12:30pm 5:45pm Overland Park Holiday Inn 12:45pm 5:30pm
Specialty Dogs, Marcon Pies & Barnes, KS
New Sea Life Aquarium & “Good JuJu” At “the West Bottoms – The Original K.C.”
Friday, April 5, 2013 SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, at Crown Center takes visitors on an exciting journey from the waters of the Missouri River, and the mighty Mississippi River to warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, ending in the deep dark abyss of the Atlantic Ocean. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. Lunch will be at the Golden Ox whose history goes all the way back to 1871. Next, free time to explore the hottest new spot in KC. The “West Bottoms” warehouses have been converted into an eclectic blend of unique shops among them “Good JuJu” known for repurposed items - making a bench into a bookcase, taking a chandelier from the 60’s to the 90’s. Before you sell your 50’s and 60’s stuff, come take a look – it’s worth more than you think! Close out this day of exploration with a stop at Urban Winery for some wine tasting! $87 per person Depart Return Olathe Holiday Inn: 9:15am 4:15pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 9:30am 4:00pm Gomers-Kansas City: 8:45am 4:45pm
Mary Poppins at the Music Hall
Saturday, April 13, 2013 One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way; as a hit Tony Award winning Broadway Musical, and it’s coming to Music Hall! Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family. The children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Begin the day in Barnes, KS, a historical town of about 150 people located in the middle of Pony Express Country. Take a little time to browse the unique specialty shops before lunch at “Our Daily Bread & Bake Shoppe & Bistro.” Then, on to Washington, KS to the Kansas Specialty Dog Service Center, dedicated to the training of canine assistance to individuals with physical disabilities. We’ll stop at the Marcon Pie Factory! Enjoy a pie sample, and order a pie to take home. It’s a great time of year to drive through the rolling hills of Kansas! The day includes a stop at the Vintage Car Museum, Herrs Memory Lane featuring over 40 years’ worth of antique cars. $89 per person Depart Return Olathe Holiday Inn: 7:15am 8:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 7:00am 8:15pm Gomers-Kansas City: 6:30am 8:45pm
Kentucky Derby Day at Prairie Meadows
Saturday, May 4, 2013 Join SunriseTours along with Paul England to experience the thrill of the Kentucky Derby! Don’t forget to bring your special hat as we will have a hat contest, and a great prize for the winner! Before the races begin, indulge in the hottest slot machines, or try your luck at the craps or roulette tables! Then experience the heart-pounding thrills of live Thoroughbred racing. Whether you’re an experienced handicapper or a firsttime bettor, this is the place to be to witness all the pageantry of “The Sport of Kings.” Enjoy a fantastic dinner while watching the evening live racing from your private table at Champions Restaurant overlooking the track from the Clubhouse level. $99 per person Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 8:15am 11:45pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 8:45am 11:15pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 9:00am 11:00pm
Big Band Orchestra & Steak Fry
Saturday, May 18, 2013 This special event promises to be a springtime delight. Travel through Southern MO at the peak of the brilliant dogwood and redbuds in colorful full bloom. We’re headed to the quaint German town of Cole Camp, MO. Free time to browse through the shops before lunch at a festive “Steak Fry” at 4K Cheese & Meets with some very special entertainment. The Ron
Bockman – Memories Orchestra, performing everything from big band, country, rock ‘n’ roll, and Dixieland to show tunes. Before heading home you may want to stock up on some of their 90 varieties of Wisconsin cheeses, wines, jams, etc. We’ll make a quick stop at Russell Stover’s outlet en route home and treat you to some great ice cream. $89 per person Depart Return Olathe Holiday Inn: 9:00am 7:00pm 9:15am 6:45pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: Gomers-Kansas City: 9:45am 6:15pm
Scott Joplin Festival
Saturday, June 8, 2013 Ragtime is at its finest at the Annual Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, in Sedalia, Missouri. Spend the day perusing the 4-block area of Scott Joplin Festival activities with fabulous entertainment featuring top musicians including the colorful “Turn of the Century Fashion Contest” and “The Stroll” to the music of Ragtime. Take a tour of the Railroad Heritage Exhibits inside the Katy Depot. This exhibit represents a nontraditional approach to Sedalia’s Railroad Heritage. Your included lunch will be at the Maple Leaf Tea Room with its unique atmosphere and 1890’s interiors complete with the original tin ceilings. Savor the sounds of ragtime with the “Legacy of Joplin Band Concert”. Make a stop en route home for some Blue Bell Ice Cream at the Russell Stover’s Outlet. $99 per person Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 7:00am 6:00pm 6:00am 6:45pm Olathe Holiday Inn: Overland Park Holiday Inn: 6:30am 6:30pm
Blackwater Variety Show
Girls Gone Wild! A fun day in Leavenworth!
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Well, not really wild but lots of fun! Begin our day in Leavenworth with a ride on a restored 1913 wooden carousel and a guided tour of the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum. It features a newly restored, fully operational 1913 C. W. Parker Carousel, originally made in Leavenworth by the C. W. Parker Carousel Amusement company. Today we will visit several vintage homes. Leavenworth has a Vintage Homes Society of over 100 members and they have graciously opened their homes for your visit! Stop for lunch at June’s Café with time for shopping in this Victorian Home. While you dine listen to the barbershop quartet, all decked out in their convict outfits! Shop in historic downtown at the Leavenworth Landing at Artistic Works by Lu, offering fabulous, hand-designed jewelry and distinctive clothing. Lu will talk about accessorizing and how to wear your jewelry from day to night by layering and adding length. Then stop at Euro Pottery offering the finest collection of Polish pottery imported from Boleslawiec, Poland. A special presentation by Lona Baggay will describe the pottery, where it is made, the properties of ceramic and stoneware from the Art Collection to pieces you can put into the oven and freezer. A final stop to our “Girls Gone Wild” day is a lively and fun wine tasting at “Holyfield Winery” with a little time to browse their wonderful and unique shop! $79 per person Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 8:00am 6:30pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 8:30am 6:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 8:45am 5:45pm
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Get set for a day of old fashioned fun, as we head to Blackwater, MO. This remarkable town was founded in 1887. By 1990 most of the town was in deplorable condition when several residents came together and started a movement to bring the town back to life and the results are remarkable! Shops, businesses, old fashioned street lights, flower gardens and plenty of charm make it the perfect setting for a summer day. A little time to browse the shops, then lunch at the Iron Horse Hotel, good old fashioned food, historic ambience, renovated rooms to take a peek at, and a piano in case someone wants to tickle the ivories. On to the main event at the “West End Community Theater” housed in a 1905 church. It’s the “Famous Variety Show” featuring, music, skits, humor and lots of fun for all. $78 per person Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 9:45am 6:30pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 9:00am 7:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 9:15am 7:15pm
Experience “Pioneer Bluffs” in the Flint Hills
Thursday, June 27, 2013 The story of Pioneer Bluffs begins in 1855 when Charles Roglen, a young immigrant built a new life in Kansas. His son and then grandson took the reins, making the ranch one of the most well respected in the Flint Hills. Our exploration begins with a stop at Toad Holler Day Lilly Farm and Summer Garden. The array of colors is astonishing – see roses, azaleas and many other seasonal plants in bloom. It’s here we meet Jan Jenson, a local rancher who will take us on a tour to experience the Flint Hills. He will take you through the open range of the beautiful Flint Hills, telling tales of the land of grass, limestone, fire and grazing animals. When you arrive at the ranch, experience a program that includes a slide show with music, telling the story of Pioneer Bluffs and Flint Hills ranching history plus a guided tour of the National Register Historic District. Next a
home cooked, locally grown, lunch will include a meat dish, vegetables, homemade bread, and homemade cobbler. Learn how you could have participated in the Underground Railroad in Bleeding, Kansas with this first person performance. Underground Railroad operative Mary Jane Ritchie transports audiences back in time with a unique program. Sit and relax a bit or get up and dance a little, but either way you’ll find your toes tapping to the lively music performance that’s playing just for you!! $96 per person Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 7:15am 5:45pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 8:00am 5:00pm 7:45am 5:15pm Overland Park Holiday Inn:
Arrow Rock & Meet Me in St Louis
Monday, July 17, 2013 The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is one of Missouri’s oldest professional regional theatres and is one of the most imaginative, varied, satisfying professional theatre experiences in MidMissouri! Professional actors, directors, designers, and technicians from across the country take residence in Arrow Rock for several months to bring our audience outstanding musicals and plays. Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming Judy Garland film. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I’m with You, A Day in New York and, of course, the title song. Gorgeous turn-of-last-century costumes, a wonderful score, and the warm humor of nostalgic romance, Meet Me In St. Louis is a wonderful classic from the golden age of musical comedy. For a family style lunch that will leave you satisfied we’ll visit Settlers Inn in Boonville, MO. Set in a settler’s log home their chefs specialize in home cooking with homemade desserts and bread to accompany your meal. $108 per person Depart Return Gomer’s – 99th & Holmes: 9:15am 6:15pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 8:30am 7:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 8:45am 6:45pm
KC Grandparents Tour
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland & Amtrak Train Calling all kids, Grandparents and the young at heart to a day full of adventure! Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium opened in April 2012 at Crown Center. It will transport you into the amazing underwater world. It takes visitors on an enthralling journey. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. In addition, a stunning centerpiece is a huge
tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel. Kansas City families have been making memories at Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant for decades. Order your food by telephone and it’s brought to your table by an overhead train. Amazing! There’s nothing quite like the look of wonder on a child’s face as the train comes chug-chugchugging along with their dinner in tow! Next you are off to Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City described as stepping into the biggest box of LEGO bricks in the world. Enter Merlin’s magical potion room and discover a LEGO wizard’s world of spells and sorcery. Build the tallest tower you can with as many LEGO bricks as possible! Stand back and watch as the plates move and test the strength of your tower at “Earthquake tables”! Join Professor Brick-aBrack on a guided tour of the LEGO Factory where you will see how raw plastic is turned into finished bricks. Climb aboard your mighty chariot and set out upon your noble knight’s quest to defeat the skeletons, vanquish the trolls, and rescue the captured princess! The amazing LEGO 4D Cinema adds one vital character to all our 3D films – You! All Aboard! We’re off to K.C.’s beautiful Union Station to board Amtrak’s”Mighty Missouri Runner” to Lee’s Summit. A wonderful opportunity to experience boarding the train, the conductor coming down the aisle to punch their ticket and the rhythm of the rails. *Everyone (over 18) must have a photo ID for Amtrak. (Adult 13+): $92 per person (Child rate 3 - 12): $79 Depart Return Gomers-Kansas City: 9:00am 5:15pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 9:30am 6:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 9:45am 5:45pm
America Heartland & The Bikinis Beach Party Musical
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Lunch is in Brookside, home to more than 70 shops and restaurants, all unique and in keeping with the original neighborhood charm and architecture. Enjoy time to stroll this pedestrian paradise filled with specialty shops like Cosentino’s Market, the Fiddly Fig the “ new” Dime Store and more. Lunch is included in the local favorite, Carmen’s Café, a neighborhood bistro with a loyal following. After lunch it’s on to the American Heartland Theatre for “The Bikinis” a new Beach Party musical. In 1964 the rage of Jersey shore was The Bikinis, a 4-girl band belting out top-40 hits in 2-piece swimsuits. Time warp to 1984! The Bikinis are back! But have they still got what it takes? Well, the nightclubs aren’t interested, but they’re killing them at the Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort! It’s a rip-roaring comedy of epic proportions featuring hits of the early 60’s including: “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “It’s Raining Men,” and many more. $93 Depart Return Gomers 99th & Holmes: 9:30am 4:15pm Olathe Holiday Inn: 8:45am 5:00pm Overland Park Holiday Inn: 9:00am 4:45pm
“Book of Mormon” in Des Moines Day 1: Des Moines, IA Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And, The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. You will see this exciting show in Des Moines at the downtown Civic Center. Overnight at the Embassy Suites, an all-suite hotel ideally situated in a trendy district close to a variety of eateries.
Day 2: Return home February 3-4, 2013 Before leaving Des Moines stop for a visit at the Per person rates unusual and unique West End Architectural Saldouble $396 vage filled with wide array of spectacular items. triple/quad $361 Explore four floors of treasures from across the single $498 U.S., and around the world as you enjoy hunting for items listed on a fun-filled scavenger hunt. End the visit there with some chocolate and a latte or ** Book of Mormon coffee. Before starting for home you’ll be treated contains adult language to a fine dining experience at the Americana Res- and religious satire. taurant. B, L
Royals Spring Training Day 1: North Texas Depart Kansas City area and travel to northern Texas. D
Day 5: Arizona March 5-12, 2013 Travel about an Per person rates hour to historic double $1599 Scottsdale, single $2139 AZ to see the Day 2: Winslow, Royals take on Arizona the 2012 World The weather conChampion San tinues to get warmFrancisco Gier as we enter Ariants in their zona and spend the spring training night near Winslow, home, ScottsAZ. B, D dale Stadium. Enjoy some Day 3: Surprise, free time and Surprise Stadium, Royals spring training Arizona dinner in HisHear the crack of toric Scottsdale the bat for the first time this spring as we see the before heading back to Surprise. Will improvefirst of four spring training games as the Roy- ment seen in the second half of the 2012 season als take on the Mariners in Surprise, AZ. After propel the young Royals to a division crown in the game, we will check into our home for three 2013? B, D nights, the Windmill Suites. Featuring a hot breakfast each morning and all suite rooms, every Day 6: Arizona room has a microwave, mini-fridge, wet bar and See our final spring training game as the Royals coffee maker. And, the Windmill Suites is locat- take on the Anaheim Angels in Surprise Stadium. ed just 3 miles from beautiful Surprise Stadium, What a lineup! Featuring sluggers Albert Pujols spring training home of the Royals. B, D and Josh Hamilton, the Angels will be a real test for new ace James Shields and the rest of the RoyDay 4: Surprise, Arizona als staff. Tonight we begin our journey home with Today we see the Royals take on their AL Cen- an overnight in northern Arizona. B, L tral rivals, the Cleveland Indians in Surprise. The average high temperature this time of year is 78 Day 7: North Texas degrees, so bring your sunscreen! Spring Train- The season opens in just a few days and after our ing offers a great opportunity to see your favor- spring training adventure, you will have a good ite players in a “small ballpark” atmosphere. For idea about what to expect from the Royals in example, Surprise Stadium holds just over 10,000 2013. B, D people, so every seat in the house is a good one! B, L Day 8: Return home, breakfast included
Day 1: Fly to New Orleans Today fly to New Orleans where you’ll spend two nights at Hotel Provincial, located in the heart of the historic French Quarter. This evening, at Tujague’s, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the original Creole tradition. D Day 2: French Quarter Experience the sights and sounds of the colorful French Quarter as a local guide takes you back in time to another era highlighting the Old World ambiance, history, and architecture of this romantic city. You’ll visit one of the historic cemeteries, and see the Garden District neighborhood, resplendent with columned mansions, mighty oaks and verdant gardens. Enjoy the world-famous Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters served in an inviting French Quarter courtyard. Visit Mardi Gras World, a magical place where you can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making. The evening is free for you to enjoy the city at leisure B, Brunch Day 3: Cajun Country After a free morning in New Orleans depart for Cajun Country. Cruise along winding bayous in a remote cypress swamp as your guide adds his special Cajun touch. You will be able to see alligators, raccoons, wild boars, nutria, turtles, and many birds just a feet away! Our Cajun captain entertains with songs, and tunes on his Cajun accordion. Along for the ride is his “world-famous” alligator-hunting dog, Gatorbait! Next visit an alligator farm to learn how Louisiana alligators are born and raised. Then you’ll be treated to an oldfashioned Louisiana shrimp boil. B, D Day 4: St. Martinsville This morning travel deeper into “Heart of Acadiana” along the Old Spanish Trail. Visit Rip Van Winkle Gardens for a stroll through a wonderland of colorful springtime landscapes. In St. Martinsville learn the legend of the Acadian heroine Evangeline, take a stroll around the Historic Evangeline Oak Tree, and visit the “Mother Church of the Acadians” St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. A short drive finds us in Lafayette for a two night stay. B, L
Day 5: Cajun Heritage This morning visit a working rice farm where two crops are farmed - rice and crawfish and the farmer explains how he uses the same land for both “crops”. Visit with a second generation Cajun accordion maker who will demonstrate the skills of making the accordion that all Cajun Musicians use. This afternoon visit Vermilionville, a beautiful Cajun heritage and folk life museum that portrays the rich culture of the Cajuns. Set on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, the historic village contains original homes filled with artifacts reflecting life in Acadiana between 1765 and 1890. Costumed historical interpreters authentically demonstrate traditional crafts and musical styles with a distinctly French accent. Visit the Alexander Mouton Home, a charming turn of the century home restored to its 1850s grandeur where you will be treated to a private reception. In addition to the antiques,and lovely paintings, there’s a colorful collection of elegant Mardi Gras costumes worn by past kings and queens of Lafayette’s Mardi Gras. Tonight, as a grand finale, enjoy a Fais Do-Do at Pont Breaux’s Restaurant, featuring delicious Cajun food, live Cajun music and dancing. Join in as the locals demonstrate Cajun Houmas House Plantation dancing. B, D Day 6: Return flight home This morning travel to Burnside for a visit to Houmas House Plantation. This imposing antebellum estate offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a Grand Southern Mansion surrounded by the South’s most beautiful gardens. After a tour of the home and lunch, stroll the lush gardens, and enjoy the breeze rolling off of the Mississippi through the shadows of ancient oaks. Later you will be transferred to the New Orleans airport for your flight home. B, L
March 18-23, 2013
Per person rates* double $1499 triple/quad $1405 single $1840 * Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Spring in the Old South featuring Natchez Spring Pilgrimage
Day 1: Northern MS We begin our journey south, as you anticipate a glimpse into the past in this world of plantations, antebellum mansions, and fragrant magnolia gardens. D Day 2: Natchez, MS After spending the night in northern Mississippi travel to Natchez MS, home to more beautifully preserved and restored antebellum mansions than any other city in the South. Each spring the Natchez Pilgrimage brings to life the history, culture, and customs of the antebellum South. A tour through the historic streets reveals a living museum and an unforgettable visit into the past! In the evening dine at the Carriage House famous for its Southern Cuisine, and enjoy a performance of Southern Exposure, an amusing, warm-hearted spoof of Pilgrimage and Southern pride in its old families. B, D Day 3: Frogmore Plantation Visit Stanton Hall, an imposing Classic Greek Revival home dating to 1857. Meet costumed descendants, and take a stroll through colorful gardens where springtime brings an array of blossoming flowers. At Magnolia Hall, a grand Natchez town home, meet the bride-to-be and help her finalize her plans for an elite, antebellum wedding. Listen to wedding tidbits & wealthy planter social customs; then travel on to Frogmore Plantation to experience a journey of the South through song. Seated in a rare 1800’s plantation church, listen to the mistress of Frogmore and two outstanding vocalists narrate and sing the trials and triumphs of life on a plantation. Then participate in a slave wedding and parade “cakewalk” style to the plantation store for refreshments. Drive along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway to Vicksburg, “Queen City of the Bluff”, for a two-night stay. B, D Day 4: Vicksburg, MS Civil war battlefields, century old churches, and cotton fields are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Explore the
Vicksburg National Military Park, which will be commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in 2013. A local historian will re-create the siege and Battle of Vicksburg as you tour the battlefield, noting the marked Union and Confederate lines and monuments honoring soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Visit the Old Court House Museum, packed to the rafters with antebellum and Civil War-era artifacts, and the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, where Coca-Cola was first bottled in 1894. Experience the rich tapestry of early Vicksburg life with a visit to one of her magnificent antebellum mansions and hear a lively presentation of Vicksburg’s history that brings to life the heritage and culture of this remarkable river city. Dine at Anchuca located in the heart of Vicksburg’s Historic District. B, D
April 1-6, 2013 Per person rates double $1228 triple/quad $1115 single $1567
Day 5: Memphis, TN Don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis’ 14-acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building, and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes”. Stanton Hall Spend the night in the Memphis area and enjoy a delicious Barbeque Dinner. B, D Day 6 : Return home We bid a fond “au revoir” to our friends in the Deep South as we head for home. B
Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival
Day 1: Heading East With bags packed and our sights set on the wonders of our country’s capitol, head east to Indianapolis, IN for dinner and an overnite stay. D
Bring your appe• The National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, Washington tite as we embark on a sensational Monument and tour cruise • Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Memorial brunch • The US Capitol tour and The White House tour (if available) down the Po• Arlington Cemetery, John F. Kennedy’s Tomb, Tomb of the tomac River. The Unknowns, World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Korean magnificent views of DC and the War Memorial Cherry Blossoms • The Newseum and The White House Visitors Center from our luxury • Thousands of Cherry Blossoms! cruising yacht Day 2: “Best in Ohio” coupled with exquisite food and music are sure to Depart Indianapolis and enjoy lunch and enter- create lasting memories. We’re in for a spectacutainment at Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage lar show as we spend the remainder of the day Haus and see why they were voted Food Net- visiting the Smithsonian amidst the magnificent work’s “Best of Ohio”. Overnight in Morgantown, backdrop of the Cherry Trees. We cap our DC visit WV. B,L with an extraordinary evening musical performance at the historic Ford’s Theater. B, L Day 3: Arlington National Cemetery We continue eastward, enjoying Sunrise Tours’ Day 7: Frederick, MD distinguished hospitality. Upon arrival in Arling- Depart DC this morning, and travel north to Fredton, we will tour the historic and famous Arling- erick, MD a county that was considered at the ton Cemetery including a visit to John F. Kenne- crossroads of the Civil War. Visit the National dy’s tomb and the Tomb of the Unknowns. After Museum of Civil War Medicine and follow the dinner in DC, we will check into the Courtyard story of care and compassion in the wake of battle by Marriott Capitol Hill/Navy Yard. Staying in DC as described in enlightening detail. Explore their proper will afford us quick access to the many Great American Main Street for historical shopsights of the city. B, D ping and an included lunch. Overnight Day 4: Washington DC in Bedford, PA. B, L Tour the Capitol and the White House, based on availability. Afterwards, our local guide will board Day 8: Reflection the coach to educate and entertain us while visit- Visit the Flight 93 ing many of the the highlights in DC. B, D National Memorial and reflect on the Day 5: Washington DC actions of 40 pasThis morning, we will visit the “Newseum”, a mul- sengers and crew timedia exploration of the importance and his- who were aboard tory of journalism in America. Since it’s opening Flight 93 plane and in 2008, the Newseum has become a “must-see” thwarted the attack Washington DC attraction on the Washington DC museum circuit. on the U.S. CapiAfterwards, spend ample time at the Smithson- tol on 9-11. Travel ian, the world’s largest museum complex, so you to Indianapolis, IN for dinner and a comfortable can visit your favorite museum. This evening, af- overnight stay. B,D ter dinner, join us for a drive by the memorials lit in their evening grandeur! B, D Day 9: Return home Arrive home early evening. B Day 6: Washington DC Highlights:
April 2-10, 2013 Per person rates double $1848 triple/quad $1621 single $2728
The 2013 Festival marks the 101st celebration of the gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the People of Tokyo to the People of Washington, DC. The celebration will be rolled out in full regality. Come with Sunrise Tours and enjoy the spirit of this generous gift while exploring the highlights of Washington, DC.
Featuring Philadelphia, Washington DC and three Presidential homes Day 1: Fly to Philadelphia Arrive in Philadelphia and enjoy dinner at “The City Tavern”, the same place that John Adams visited when he arrived in Philadelphia in August of 1774 to attend the First Continental Congress. Perhaps you will try an ale brewed according to George Washington’s original recipe! Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay in Philly. B, D Day 2: “We the people…” A local professional guide will lead us as we visit the sites of Philadelphia including the Liberty Bell Center for an upclose viewing of the revered artifact, the National Constitution Center which features interactive and multimedia exhibits explaining our nation’s constitution, and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. We will also visit the first President’s House, home to the first “White House” from 1790 to 1800 while Philadelphia was capital of the United States. B, D Day 3: Smithsonian Markets have been a stronghold in Philly culture and today we take time to explore the Reading Terminal Market, which opened in 1892. Afterwards, we will travel to Washington DC for a 2-night stay. Upon arrival, we will visit the National Mall Smithsonian’s museums. B, D Day 4: Washington DC In the early days, when the U.S. Congress sought a new capital for the young United States, it chose an obscure piece of undeveloped swampland on the Potomac River. Determining the new capitol’s exact location was left to President George Washington. The diamond-shaped district he carved out included parts of Maryland and Virginia. President Washington modestly referred to the city that came to bear his name as the Federal City. Today we explore our Nation’s Capital and the home of George Washington! This morning depart for Mount Vernon, George Washington’s mansion, gardens and grounds. Afterwards, a local professional guide will join us to tour DC and learn of its immense history. Another great dinner tonight followed by a remarkable theater pro-
duction at the historic Ford’s Theater. B, D Day 5: President’s homes Heading west, we travel to Orange, VA to tour Montpelier, the lifelong home and estate of James Madison. It was at Montpelier where Madison researched past democracies and conceived of the system of government that became our republic. Then we’re off to Charlottesville, VA to tour Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. You will get an intimate look at the house Thomas Jefferson built and furnished for himself and his family including glimpses of the books and objects that reveal Jefferson’s sharp mind. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel. The hotel, which originally opened in 1924, is considered an excellent example of a Colonial Revivalist style with modern amenities. B, D
May 2-9, 2013 Per person rates double $2212 triple/quad $2035 single $2744
* Includes roundtrip flight from KC.
Day 6: Blue Ridge Parkway After some time this morning to explore the quaint community of Staunton, VA we continue our journey passing alongside the George Washington National Forest, to the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s favorite drives. Spring on the parkway is abundant in flora and fauna that will please the eye and offer a chance to capture that perfect picture. Arrive in western VA and our overnight stay. B, D Day 7: Berea, KY Experience the culture and traditions of Appalachia as we visit Berea,KY and enjoy Philadelphia dinner at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel. Overnight in Lexington, KY. B, D Day 8: Home Our look back at America’s beginnings is complete as we fly home from Lexington, KY. B
Wisconsin Gems & Michigan Surprises
Day 1: Lisle, IL A stop in Hannibal MO includes lunch at Lulabelle’s, a working bordello until the 1950’s, and now a fine dining restaurant. Then step back in time and relive the adventures of Mark Twain’s days in Hannibal, on an old-fashioned trolley ride. Overnight in Lisle IL. L
Day 2: Milwaukee, WI A short drive brings us to Milwaukee for a 2-night stay. Experience the ultimate in nature at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, the only structure of its kind on earth, where you’ll experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens. Enjoy Brunch at Mader’s German Restaurant, a Milwaukee tradition since 1902. Next, visit the Grohmann Museum that houses a unique collection of European and American paintings. Discover how Sprecher Brewery is reviving the Old World brewing traditions that once made Milwaukee famous. The tour ends with samples from any of up to 20 beers and 10 sodas on draught. B, L Day 3: Milwaukee, WI Begin with a city tour and learn about the European immigrants from Germany, Poland, Ireland and Italy who influenced Milwaukee’s cultural heritage. Experience Milwaukee’s brewing history at the home of one of Milwaukee’s original beer barons, the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion. See elegant furnishings, elaborate wall coverings, brilliant stained glass and a rare art collection. The Milwaukee Public Market features many options for lunch. It’s a short drive to Greendale, a wonderful Village that was designed to look like an English Garden Village. Enjoy a short historical tour of the village driving past the original “backward houses” while learning about the town’s unique history. A special surprise and then free time to explore & shop the Village Boutiques. B, D Day 4: Racine, WI Visit the charming city of Racine WI. Begin at Larsen’s Bakery where you will learn about Kringle, an oval-shaped, authentic Danish pastry. Next, visit Fred Hermes’ Basement Bijoum featuring a 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer organ from 1926. Fred entertains with a concert, a sing-along, and more.
Arrive for a 2 night stay in the Holland MI area. B, D
May 4-10, 2013
Per person rates double $1198 Day 5: Holland Tulip Festival Explore Holland, Michigan with a local guide to triple/quad $1081 see its Dutch architecture, bridges, windmills, ca- single $1548 nals and gardens, and hundreds of thousands of colorful tulips welcoming you to the annual Tulip Spring has Sprung and Time Festival. Enjoy Dutch food, folk dancing, what a better way to period crafts, costumes and activities before you celebrate than Michitake your seat for the Volksparade. For over 80 gan’s premier spring years, Holland residents have been keeping with event, The Holland Tuthe “Dutch Cleanliness” tradition. Watch as hun- lip Festival. Along the dreds of Dutch costumed townspeople armed way we’ll also discover with brooms and pails scrub the parade route. Milwaukee’s cultural The Volksparade features bands, colorful floats, heritage, and unique and Dutch Dance groups. Next, visit the Veldheer treasures. A stop in Tulip Gardens and DeKlomp Wooden Shoe Fac- Hannibal MO includes tory. This tulip farm plants over 5 million tulips lunch at Lulabelle’s, a for you to enjoy a walk through. DeKlomp offers working bordello until you two unique items: Delftware, Dutch pottery the 1950’s, and now a ranging from figurines to specialty products; and fine dining restaurant. Then step back in time Wooden Shoes! B, L and relive the adventures of Mark Twain’s Day 6: Notre Dame Drive south into Indiana to Notre Dame, a uni- days in Hannibal, on versity filled with both beauty and spirit. Enjoy a an old-fashioned trolguided tour of the ivy-covered walls and classic ley ride. collegiate Gothic buildings, along with some of the world’s most recognized campus landmarks – the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Continue to Indianapolis for the night. This evening it’s food, fun, and fabulous entertainment at the Pabst Mansion Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. B, D Day 7: Return home Depart for home today having enjoyed the treasures along Milwaukee’s southwestern shore, and cultural traditions of Michigan’s Dutch countryside. B
Creme de la Creme The Great Dames of Canada - Quebec, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto Day 1: Toronto, Ontario Today we fly into Toronto. The next two nights our stay is at the grand Fairmont Royal York, situated in the heart of Toronto. Tonight we are in for a treat as we see a professional theatrical production in one of the largest theatre districts in the English speaking world. B, D Day 2: Toronto, Ontario Explore Toronto with a step-on guide; see it all from the riverfront to the historic district. Also, rise 1,815 ft to the observation deck of the CN Tower for an incredible view of the skyline! B, D Day 3: Ottawa, Ontario Board our luxury coach and journey to Canada’s beautiful capital city of Ottawa for a stay at the Fairmont Château Laurier, a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French château. This evening we will visit Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, The Museum of Civilization. B, D Day 4: Canadian Tulip Festival Explore the Tulip Festival featuring a kaleidoscope of more than three million tulips throughout the area, including Commissioner’s Park, which hosts more than 300,000 alone! Enjoy a guided tour to explore the city of Ottawa and more tulip sightings. Visit the Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Sussex Drive, view the official residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General and many other Ottawa special sights. B, D Day 5: Quebec City, Quebec Get your cameras ready as we approach our hotel for the next three nights. Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of Old Québec. B, D Day 6: Quebec City, Quebec After a good night’s rest, we join our local guide for an informative tour of the most European of North American cities, Quebec City. We’ll see the massive stone architecture, the heavily fortified walls and the charm of Old Quebec City. This af-
ternoon we will have some free time before we May 9-19, 2013 dine at a restaurant unique to Old Quebec. Enjoy Per person rates a traditional sugar shack meal, live entertain- double $2999 ment and poured taffy on snow for dessert! B, D triple/quad $2694 single $3898 Day 7: Quebec City, Quebec * Includes Travel along the St. Lawrence River to St. Anne- roundtrip flight de-Beaupre, with time to experience the basilica from KC. and this little town that attracts more than a million pilgrims and visitors each year! We’ll also visit Montmorency Falls and take a memorable cable car ride to the top for a delightful lunch and time Crème de la crème to enjoy the views of the Isle de Orleans and the “the best of the best” is the perfect descripSaint Lawrence River. B, L tion for this tour. Journey with us for 8 Day 8: Montreal, Quebec Enjoy breakfast while overlooking the St. Law- nights in 4 luxurious rence river before we travel to Montreal for a and historic Fairmont stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. This af- hotels of eastern Canternoon, our local tour guide will acquaint us with ada and enjoy distincMontreal’s cultural heritage and cosmopolitan tive experiences coublend of the old and new as we see all the “must pled with excellence and elegance! see sights”! B, D Day 9: Montreal, Quebec Cross the US border and into the Niagara Falls area for an overnight stay B, D Day 10: Niagara Falls, NY This morning, we will experience the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls. Did you Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac know 3,160 tons of water flows over the falls every second? We will board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride in the falls! This afternoon, we travel east to Ohio for our overnight stay. B, D Day 11: Return home Today, we catch our return flight home from Cleveland, OH. B
Southern Indiana’s Hidden Gems
Day 1: Nashville, Indiana Travel to the picturesque landscape of Brown County in Southern Indiana known as “The Art Colony of the Midwest.” For over 100 years, artists have resided and worked in Brown County, capturing its beauty in their works of art. Dinner at the Canyon Inn offers a lovely view. Then unpack your bags for a 3- night stay in Nashville. D
Day 2: Treasures of Brown County, Indiana Start with a tour of For Bare Feet, the largest sock factory in US. Travel through the rolling countryside for a visit to one of the hidden gems of Brown County, the T.C. Steele Historic Site. The famed impressionist artist was attracted to the area’s natural beauty. Later you can explore the charming town of Nashville. With over 250 artists that live and work in the area, you are bound to find a handmade item that will make a great keepsake or gift. Later explore the village of Nashville on a fun-filled Scavenger Hunt. This evening enjoy an entertaining production at the Brown County
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Day 3: Columbus, Indiana A short drive finds us in Columbus, a place where every brick tells a story. See historic and modern buildings,three National Historic Landmarks, and hear the colorful stories of the people who shaped the community. Next, tour Camp Atterbury, Indiana’s premier training site for the United States military and share lunch with the men and women of our armed forces. Make a stop at Not Just Popcorn, featured on the Food Network and in Midwest Living. Next be treated to dessert at Zaharakos, an elegant turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor featuring a self-playing pipe organ with the rich orchestral sound of 182 pipes. Enjoy dinner at the historic Nashville House serving travelers since 1859. B, L, D
April 22-25, 2013 Per person rates double $699 triple/quad $647 single $854
Day 4: Homeward Bound Depart for home today and enjoy lunch at Hannigan’s in St. Louis en route. B, L
Royals versus Cardinals
Day 1: St. Louis, Game 1 Cardinals fans refer to Busch Stadium, completed at a cost of $365 million in 2006, as “Baseball Heaven”, and there is no doubt it is a premier stadium of Major League Baseball. See the upstart Royals battle the powerful Cardinals in downtown St. Louis in the first of two games. Our home for two nights is the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, located across the street from both the St. Louis Arch and Busch Stadium. L, hot apps Day 2: St. Louis, Game 2 Enjoy a guided tour of Busch Stadium including visits to the Musial Bridge, broadcast booth and the Cardinals Dugout. Walk across a pedestrian bridge to the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch for a trip to the top of this 630 foot high monument to American exploration (optional, additional cost). Hopefully the Royals take another from the Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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Day 3: Anheuser Busch, Return home St. Louis is famous for its beer, and this morning we will visit one of the most famous breweries in the world; the Anheuser Busch downtown St. Louis brewery. The oldest and largest AnheuserBusch Brewery, which includes three national historic landmarks and the stables of the famous Clydesdale horses, is a historic treasure and beer producing juggernaut. See the Clydedales, high speed packaging lines, brew kettles and enjoy a taste of the product on this informative tour. Have lunch in the historic Soulard neighborhood, home of the oldest continuously operated farmer’s market (open since 1779) west of the Mississippi, before heading home to Kansas City. B, L
May 29-31, 2013 Per person rates double $619 triple/quad $543 single $849
Badlands and Yellowstone National Park
Breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, lively western towns…it’s the area of the country where June 12-22, 2013 the locals say “This is God’s Country, only he left the gate open”. Come explore Yellowstone, Jackson, Mt. Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Cody all aboard the comforts of a motor- Per person rates double $2493 coach. Day 1: Sioux City, NE a day of geological wonders and plenty of wildlife! triple/quad $2199 single $3377 A mid-day departure takes us into Iowa for an B, D overnight stay in Sioux City. D Day 7: Jackson, WY Day 2: Rapid City, SD Let’s explore more of this unique land. Head south Explore the Badlands of South Dakota today and to the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake. Browse enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug store. We Teton Village before lunch in the beautiful Mural will stay in Rapid City for 2 nights. B, D Room at Jackson Lake Lodge. Then enjoy a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons Day 3: Rapid City, SD as the backdrop. Afterwards, we’ll continue into A local guide will take us to visit Mount Rushmore, historic Jackson where you will have leisure time All motorcoach Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills. Travel to explore Jackson Square, located in the heart of tour! to Custer State Park featuring 71,000 acres of un- Jackson, WY. B, L spoiled land, pristine lakes and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour into one of the Day 8: Grand Tetons largest herds of bison in North America. Included Breakfast in the fresh lunch will be enjoyed in the historic State Game outdoors at a Chuck Lodge where Presidents Eisenhower and wagon will cap our exCoolidge dined. B, L periences in Jackson. Board the coach and Day 4: Cody, WY travel southeast to Fort Depart Rapid City this morning and begin our trek Collins, CO for a two to Cody, WY. Along the route, we will see Devil’s night stay. B, D Tower, and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Tonight, relax in the comforts of Day 9: Rocky National The Cody, a hotel featuring luxury lodging in the Park American West. All summer, Cody hosts a nightly Explore Rocky MounRodeo and your tour manager will help you secure tain National Park drivtickets if interested (optional). B, D ing on Trail Ridge Road, Thermal pool in Yellowstone National Park “a scenic wonder road Day 5: Yellowstone of the world,” with a sweeping view of the RockThis morning, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum be- ies to the Alpine Visitor Center located at 11,796 fore driving into Yellowstone Park. We will stay feet above sea level and about two miles north 2 nights at Grant Village, centrally located within of the highest point on Trail Ridge Road. Enjoy a Yellowstone Park. Enjoy dinner in the Old Faith- catered meal at the beautiful Alluvial Fan picnic ful Inn this evening with time to explore the area. area. B, L The Old Faithful Inn is one of the few remaining log hotels in the United States. Highlights include Day 10: Eastern Kansas the 65 foot ceiling in the lobby and the rhyolite Board the coach for a comfortable drive to overfireplace. B, D night in mid-Kansas after a delightful dinner. B, D Day 6: Yellowstone Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy the best of Yellowstone today with our own personal guide. Old Faithful! Geysers! Paint Pots! All in all,
Day 11: Return Home Return home with stories to tell and pictures to share. B
California Zephyr Adventure
Day 1: Motorcoach to Osceola/Board Amtrak Depart Kansas City for Osceola, Iowa. Enjoy dinner before boarding the Amtrak’s California Zephyr. Sleep in your own private roomette (see description in sidebar) as you make your way across the plains. D
June 16 – 22, 2013 Per person rates* double $2299 triple/quad $2165 single $3018
* Includes return airfare to KC. Also, includes superliner roomette onboard Amtrak. To upgrade to a superliner bedroom is an additional $500 per person (limited availability). See desriptions below.
Day 2: Overnight/Amtrak in Rockies Wake up to enjoy breakfast on the train in the diner. It’s just like the old days. Then, sit back and relax as the incredible scenery of the Rockies passes by your large viewing window. Head back to the lounge car for a floor to ceiling view of the San Francisco Same price as 2012 incredible scenery that unfolds. You’ll enexperience the beauty, history and uniqueness of sellout! joy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the diner durthis legendary federal prison. Next, enjoy the “city ing this incredible journey. Your room steward will by the bay” with a local guide. We’ll see the archihelp prepare your cabin for your evening as you tecture of the city, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, ride the rails. B, L, D Nob Hill, Cable Cars and many scenic views of the bay. Enjoy leisure time in Fisherman’s Wharf to Day 3: Lake Tahoe shop and explore, then dinner and a west coast This morning enjoy your breakfast on the train sunset to complete our day. B, D before arriving in Reno. There we meet our coach Amtrak Superliner and travel to South Lake Tahoe, to board the M.S. Enjoy a bit of nostalgia Day 6: Monterey – the 17 mile drive Dixie II, for a scenic lunch cruise to enjoy the natThis morning we depart for Monterey via the spec- as we travel via rail car ural beauty of Lake Tahoe as we take in the dratacular coastal route, Highway 1, passing along out west on Amtrak’s matic splendor of Emerald Bay. B, L Zephyr. the famous 17 mile drive. One of the most breath- California taking coastlines There are two types Day 4: Napa Valley/San Francisco in the world, we’ll of sleeper rooms; the Today, travel to beautiful Napa Valsee the wonders Superliner Roomette ley with their rolling hills and picturof the ocean at and Superliner Bedesque vineyards that dot the counthe Monterey Bay room. Both styles of tryside. Enjoy a tour, tasting & picnic Aquarium. Enjoy a rooms contain two lunch at V Sattui Winery in Napa, delicious dinner and comfortable reclining which was recently awarded the “Stroll the Row” seats that fold down 2012 Winery of the Year at the third (Cannery Row) this to a bed at night and annual International Winemaker an upper berth folds evening. B, D Challenge. Afterwards, we make our down from above. Suway to San Francisco for a two night Day 7: Flight Home perliner Bedroom also stay in Fisherman’s Wharf. B, L The tune ”Going features a reclining to San Francisco” easy chair and a priDay 5: Streets of San Francisco and will ring in your ears vate, very small selfMore restroom as you board your enclosed It’s off to Pier 33 this morning to flight home after a with toilet, sink and catch the ferry ride across the bay to fantastic California shower. Alcatraz Island. Formerly off-limits Zephyr Adventure. to the public, the “Rock” invites us to Napa Valley B
New York City and Hudson Valley
Day 1: Indianapolis Our journey begins as we travel to Indianapolis, IN for an overnight stay. Hot apps
Day 2: Dayton This morning travel to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, featuring over 300 aircraft and missiles on display, before we continue east. B, D Day 3: Poughkeepsie, NY Travel across Pennsylvania to New York. Enroute enjoy dinner at Torches on the Hudson Restaurant featuring delicious food, great views of the Hudson River, and the biggest fish tank you have likely ever seen! B, D Day 4: West Point Military Institute Visit the lifelong home, museum, and final resting place of America’s longest serving U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park. Next we tour West Point, the oldest military academy in the country. Walk the paths of generals and presidents as you trace the footsteps of our country’s great leaders. After our tour enjoy the pleasure of dining at MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant located at the historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of West Point on the Hudson River. B, D Day 5: Gardens at Kykuit Visit the mansion and gardens at Kykuit, one of America’s most storied private residences and home of the Rockefeller family. After our tour
enjoy lunch on the shore of the Hudson River with June 17-26, 2013 breathtaking views of the river and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Then we are off to Times Square for Per person rates free time to explore before we check into our ho- double $2124 triple/quad $1854 tel in Lyndhurst, NJ for a 3-night stay B, L single $2934 Day 6: Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty See NYC from a different perspective this day as The National Geowe visit Ellis Island, where so many people began graphic Traveler edinew lives in the USA and you can research your tors recently listed the family history (if they entered the US through El- Hudson Valley as one lis Island). Also, visit the Statue of Liberty and en- of the 20 Best Trips for joy the magnificent view of the New York skyline 2013. from across the Hudson River. After dinner, we are off to see a Broadway theater performance (TBD). B, D Day 7: New York City tour and Broadway Explore New York City with a local guide. Spend the day exploring such places as Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, watching the people at Rockefeller Center and visiting West Point Military Academy the unique area of Chinatown in lower Manhattan. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to poignant 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. After dinner, rise to the “Top of the Rock” in RockefellThank you for the er Center for a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple. most wonderful trip B, D
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Day 8: Pennsylvania Depart the Big Apple this morning as we travel east to visit the National Civil War - M. Pitcher Museum. Overnight in western Pennsylva- NY/Hudson Valley nia. B, L 2010 Day 9: Indianapolis Continue our journey west as we travel to Indianapolis. B, Hot Apps Day 10: Return Home Arrive home early evening. B The home of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit
Alaska by Motorcoach
Itinerary including Princess Cruise Day 1: Mid-Nebraska As we travel into Nebraska we will be following the Missouri and Platte Rivers as those traveling the Oregon, Mormon and Gold Rush Trails did many years ago – but in a comfortable luxury coach on smooth highways! Overnight mid-Nebraska. Day 2: Casper, Wyoming Still following the Platte River, we take a particularly scenic drive with photo stops at Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff and stop to overnight in Casper and also visit the Historical Trails Interpretive Center. B Day 3: Great Falls, Montana Today we enter Montana’s “Big Sky Country” by taking the interstate to Billings and route 3 to Great Falls crossing both the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. B, D Day 4: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Have your passports handy for our entrance into Alberta, Canada. We travel north through the grasslands and prairies of southern Alberta with the Canadian Rockies looming to our left before turning west towards Canmore and the edge of Banff National Park for our overnight stay. B Day 5: Lake Louis, the Icefield Parkway, Jasper Today we spend the day amidst the majestic Canadian Rockies visiting stunning Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Falls as we travel through Banff National Park and into Jasper National Park on the icefield parkway to Jasper for a 2-night stay. B Day 6: Maligne Lake Enjoy the beautiful drive through Maligne Canyon to Maligne Lake, second largest glacial lake in the world, where we board our excursion boat for a scenic cruise to Spirit Island and take a leisurely walk on a lake trail. There will also be time to explore Jasper, a beautiful mountain town. B Day 7: Fort St. John, British Columbia As we travel north we officially begin our travels on the Alaska Highway in the town of Dawson Creek, British Columbia with a photo stop and visit of the interpretive center and taking a loop over part of
the original highway that goes over the Kiskatinaw Bridge, one of the longest curved wooden bridges in North America and the only original bridge of the Alaska Highway. Overnight in Fort St. John. B Day 8: Muncho Lake, British Columbia Scenic journey continues on the Alaska Highway to our overnight stay on Muncho Lake in the Northern Rockies Lodge. B, D Day 9: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory More scenic driving on the Alaska Highway to the capital city of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse. B Day 10: Tok, Alaska Be prepared for beautiful views of the Kluane Ranges as well as a rather undulating ride over a portion of the Alaska Highway in Canada that experiences much permafrost before we reach the Alaska/US border. B Day 11: Fairbanks, Alaska A photo stop at the official end to the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction, tour and lunch at Rika’s Roadhouse and a visit to the Fairbanks Visitor Center on the Chena River highlight our first full day in Alaska – and it is July 4th – Do you think we will see fireworks? B, L Day 12: Discovery Riverboat See a plane taking off from a “bush” style runway, learn about the ancient Athabasca Indian culture on a tour of the Chena Indian Village and see the “meeting” of the waters during a 3-hour river cruise then travel to Healy, on the border of Denali National Park, for a 2-night stay. B Day 13: Denali National Park Explore the visitor center, see the film “The Heartbreak of Denali”, and take the Eielson shuttle bus into Denali National Park. Your driver will give commentary and help you in your exploration of this national park. B Day 14: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge With scenic stops along the way, travel south on Denali Park Highway and check into the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge with floor to ceiling windows that look out at Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. Let’s hope for a clear skies – what a view! B, D Day 15: Anchorage Today we visit Anchorage, home to half of Alas-
June 24- July 23, 2013 Per person rates (based on double) Princess Cruise Inside $7248 Outside $7948 Balcony $8148 Per person rates (based on single) Princess Cruise Inside $10112 Outside $11232 Balcony $12392 Per person rates Alaska Ferry ride double $6848 triple/quad $6154 single $9163
We will limit this tour to 35 reservations in order to provide more room for everyone on the motorcoach. Also, please note this tour includes water transport so you must choose between an embedded Princess Cruise or the Alaska Ferry, both of which are listed.
ka’s population, standing on a high bluff between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Range. We continue along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet to the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska’s summer playground, for a 2-night stay. B Day 16: Free day This is a free day to do as you wish – take a hike, fish, or just relax and enjoy the Alaskan wilderness. B Day 17: Board the Coral Princess L, D Day 18: Cruise Hubbard Glacier Bay 3-8 pm B, L, D Day 19: Cruise Glacier Bay 9:15am-7:30 pm B, L, D Day 20: Skagway 7 am-8:30 pm B, L, D Day 21: Juneau 6:30 am-4 pm B, L, D Day 22: Ketchikan 10 am-6 pm B, L, D Day 23: Day at sea B, L, D Day 24: Disembark and meet motorcoach. Today a local guide will provide a tour of the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. B Day 25: Bellingham, WA This morning we’ll visit Granville Island, a unique island in the middle of Vancouver, almost like the town square. Afterwards, we’ll continue on to Bellingham, WA where we can stroll the farmer’s market, visit the Whatcom Museum and enjoy the shops before an overnight stay. Day 26: Travel across Washington Today we begin our journey homeward. We will drive through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and eastern irrigated farming areas of the Columbia Plateau and overnight in the Spokane area. B, D Day 27: Across the Rockies to Billings, Montana We travel eastward through the Rockies in Idaho and Montana with stops along the way including a tour of a Smokejumper School. Overnight in Billings. B Day 28: Badlands of South Dakota Today we travel into the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota staying in the park at Cedar Pass – with the anticipation of seeing a glorious sunset and sunrise in the Badlands! B Day 29: Sioux City, NE After travel across South Dakota and into Iowa, enjoy a walk along the Missouri River and a farewell dinner at the riverside Marina Inn. B, D Day 30: Return home Home at last – but what memories and experiences you have shared with your fellow Sunrise travelers as you explored Alaska and so many points from here to there! B Itinerary including Alaska Ferry Days 1-16: Same as above Day 17: Day of Discovery on the Kenai Peninsula Take a cruise in Prince William Sound to see wildlife and massive deep blue tide water glaciers and listen to their creaks and groans as they calve into the water or board the Alaska railway and enjoy a scenic ride to and from Seward with time to explore
this city on Resurrection Bay. Day 18: Glenn Highway and Tok Cutoff Travel these two scenic Alaska highways to Tok with a couple of interesting stops along the way. B Day 19: Alaska Highway to Whitehorse Retrace our route taken earlier between Tok and Whitehorse with different stops along the way. Day 20: White-Pass-Yukon Rail to Skagway Board the White-Pass-Yukon Railroad in Fraser and marvel on the treacherous climb the Klondike gold seekers endured as you travel comfortably to the borough of Skagway on the Alaskan Panhandle for an overnight stay. B, D Day 21: Historic Skagway and ferry to Juneau Explore the historic district of Skagway before an afternoon departure on Alaska’s Marine Highway to the capital city of Juneau, the only state capital located on an island, for a 2-night stay. B Day 22: Juneau Sunrise will provide an excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier and ideas for other activities you can do with local outfitters including salmon fishing, flight excursions to see wildlife, local cruises, kayaking. B Day 23-25: Alaska Marine Highway Early morning of Day 23 we board the Columbia ferry boat and begin our journey on the Alaska Marine Highway from Juneau to Bellingham, WA. Your reserved cabin will have 2 upper and 2 lower berths and a full bathroom. You will have an opportunity for short visits in Sitka, located on Baranof Island on the outer coast of the Inside Passage, and Ketchikan, Alaska’s southernmost city known for its many totem poles, as well as seeing spectacular scenery and rollicking wildlife, enjoying the company of Alaskans commuting via the Marine highway as well as mainland vacationers like yourself and learning more about Alaska in the presentations by naturalists and rangers on this journey through the Inside Passage. Day 26: Travel across Washington Upon our early morning arrival in Bellingham, Washington, we will disembark the Columbia and reunite with our motorcoach to begin our journey homeward. We will drive through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and eastern irrigated farming areas of the Columbia Plateau and overnight in the Spokane area. B, D Days 27-30: Same as above
Made in the USA
Day 1: Newton &Waterloo, IA Travel to Des Moines where we’ll have lunch at the Machine Shed. Continue to Newton IA for a visit to Maytag Dairy Farms. For over 70 years, the Maytag Dairy Farms has been handcrafting world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese. Learn how the cheese wheels are made by hand, aged in caves and distributed around the world! Continue to Waterloo, IA for the night. Have dinner at the beautiful Galleria de Paco “Sistine Chapel” Ceiling Restaurant for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The ceiling is an incredible sight, as artist Paco Rosic created a breathtaking masterpiece using 5,200 cans of Krylon spray paint as he lay on scaffolding for 4 months. L, D Day 2: Minneapolis, MN Visit John Deere Tractor Assembly and see how the large green tractors are manufactured. It’s the only location in North America that manufactures these tractors! The narrated trolley ride takes you through the complete process until the tractor rolls off the assembly line. Travel to Forest City, Iowa. Lunch on own, then tour the largest motor home manufacturing facility in the world, Winnebago Industries, Inc. Founded in 1958, “Winnebago” became a household word as the first recreation vehicle manufacturer to build motor homes in an automotive-style assembly line system began. Spend the night in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul. B, D
Day 3: Minneapolis This morning in Minneapolis visit the extraordinary Guthrie Theatre. On a behind-the-scenes you’ll see the Guthrie’s signature stages; enter the expansive scene shop where sets are built and painted, visit the shop where costumes are expertly stitched, fabrics dyed and wigs constructed; and explore the rehearsal rooms where company members prepare for performance. Next it’s the Mill City Museum which chronicles the Minneapolis flour milling industry. The highlight is an elevator tour of the mill where visitors take a seat in a giant industrial elevator. Lights go down, music comes on, and you hear first person accounts from former employees at the mill. This afternoon visit the Spam Museum, filled with SPAM-filled history. You’ll be tinkled pink by the SPAM trivia, vintage SPAM brand advertising, the World War II exhibit, and more. B, L
June 25-28, 2013 Per person rates double $659 triple/quad $595 single $851
Day 4: Return home Travel south to Des Moines, Iowa. Enjoy an Italian lunch at Spaghetti Works in a 19th century building. After lunch find the perfect gift idea for your “little farmer” at Ag Farm Toys, a family owned business and one of the largest dealers of die-cast collectibles in the United States with an inventory of over 3000 toys. Visit the store and take a tour with the owner. Then depart for home. B, D
Branson Grandparents & Young at Heart Day 1: Acrobats of China Join us on our Grandparent/Grandchild Tour to Branson, MO. Drive to Branson and enjoy lunch at McFarlain’s Restaurant. Then we’re off to see the Acrobats of China, featuring daring aerial ballet, dazzling acrobatics, mysterious magic, and more. Later check into our hotel for a 2-night stay. Gandparents and kids of all ages love Grand Country’s Family Fun Spot. You’ll enjoy the allyou-can-eat pizza, salad, and desserts. Get some sport in at the Fun Spot’s mini-bowling alley, SpinZone Bumper Cars, LaserMaze and more! L, D Day 2: Silver Dollar City Start today with a “Quacking Good Time” with Ride the Ducks. Your captain will “en-tour-tain” us with stories of the past and present, then splash down into the water on beautiful Table Rock Lake. Next, we’re off to Silver Dollar City Theme Park, which offers dozens of exciting rides, more than
40 daily live shows and a historical atmosphere July 23-25, 2013 that resembles the Ozarks during the 19th cen- Per person rates tury. This evening at our hotel we’ll enjoy a Back- double $499 yard Cook-Out and Pool Party. B, D triple/quad $462 single $610 Day 3: Titanic Exhibit * Each child 12 or under This morning, with ticket in hand, we step aboard is $200 with a paying the Titanic where we’ll be swept up in the excite- adult. Child does not ment, wonder and consequences of the Titanic count towards occustory. See priceless artifacts and treasures, walk pancy. the Grand Staircase, sit in a full-sized lifeboat and hear actual survivor stories, touch an iceberg, and meet Molly and Carter, two King Charles Spaniels, who represent dogs that were aboard the ship. We’ll visit Historic Downtown Branson with its wide variety of restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment before departing for home. We are sure that the special moments you share on this fun-filled trip will create memories that will last a lifetime. B
Following the Oregon Trail
Day 1: Kearney, NE En route to Kearney, enjoy a visit to the Hollenberg Pony Express Station which functioned as a Pony Express stop from 1860-1861. This evening visit the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument for an interactive tribute to the pioneers who passed through the region. Dinner at a chuckwagon with a re-enactment of the Trail Era. B, D
Day 2: Chimney Rock & Ash Hollow Today visit Ash Hollow State Historical Park to see a resting place for the travellers and follow the short walking trail up to see wagon ruts. At Chimney Rock National Historical Site experience the same awe and curiosity as the pioneers when they saw the famous landmark on the trail. This evening enjoy a covered wagon tour of the trail, rib-eye steaks grilled on a wood fire and songs around a campfire under the stars just like 1850s. Overnight stay in Scottsbluff, NE. B, D Day 3: Oregon Trail Days Celebration and Crossroads of a Nation Moving West A morning visit to the annual Oregon Trails Days celebration before continuing along the trail visiting Fort Laramie National Historic site, the most important outpost on the trail, and Register Cliff, one the best remaining signature rocks on the trail. Emigrants would inscribe their names along the trail to declare they made it this far and to signal to family behind them. Arrive in Casper, WY for a 2-nightstay. B, D Day 4: Wagon Train Ride Tour the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and realize the significant role of this area’s trails in US history. Visit Fort Casper, a uniquely faithful reconstructed 1865 military post and view authentic pieces of history. We’ll board our own Conestoga Wagons pulled by horses and retrace our predecessors ride on the actual route on the trail! B, L Day 5: Continental Divide Today we pass over the Continental Divide in South Pass and tour historic Fort Bridger, built in 1843, and preserved as Wyoming’s oldest perma-
nent settlement. Overnight in southwest Wyoming. B, D
July 10-19, 2013
Per person rates* double $2268 Day 6: Twin Falls, ID Follow the beautiful Snake River into Idaho and triple/quad $2058 visit the living history National Oregon/California single $2878 Trail Center and enjoy a Scenic Trails Chuck Wag- * Includes return flight to KC on lunch. Tour Fort Hall, built in 1834, the only American outpost in the Oregon country. Over- Combine this tour with night in Twin Falls, Idaho. B, L Southbound NorthDay 7: Baker City, OR Traversing Idaho towards Oregon proved to be some of the most hazardous crossings and precipices especially with winter weather looming and the tiring emigrants. Visit The Three Islands Crossing historical site and education center and see where the Pioneers attempted to ford the river. This afternoon tour the impressive 23,000 square foot National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center featuring state of the art exhibits and living history interpretations. Overnight in Baker City, OR. B, D Day 8: Portland, OR Travel to and visit the Whitman Mission National Historic Site for a glimpse into the life of Maucus and Narcissa who were one of the first small expeditions to bring families to Oregon by wagon in 1836. As we come to the last leg of our journey, like the pioneers, a decision on our routing must be made. They had the choice of paying Hudson’s Bay Company $50 per wagon and $10 per person to go down the roiling Columbia River or after 1846, they could pay $5 per wagon to cross Barlow Pass. Today we will travel through Barlow Pass, tomorrow the Columbia River! Overnight in Portland for 2 nights. B, D
west Coast on page 22 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
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Imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers.
Day 9: We made it! Visit the End of the Oregon Trail sites including Oregon City and Fort Vancouver, A Hudson’s Bay Company’s post for fur trading. Spend the afternoon on scenic float on the Columbia River. Farewell dinner at Multnomah Falls this evening. B, D Day 10: Board flights for home
Southbound Northwest Coast
Day 1: Fly into Portland, OR Fly into Portland, OR, enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in a comfortable hotel. D
Day 2: Portland, OR Visit Portland’s signature landmark, the famous International Rose Test Gardens followed by a tour of the sweeping view of the Columbia River Gorge, just one of many other incredible sights we’ll see on our Columbia River Gorge-Mount Hood loop tour. Lunch at historic Timberline Lodge and the local step-on guide will enhance our tour of this pristine area of Oregon. B, L Day 3: Newport, OR Take the scenic route along the coast to Newport, OR, stopping along the way to soak in the sights of beautiful beaches and scenery including the Cannon Beach “Haystack Rock”, a geological Oregon landmark, and a stop at Depoe Bay. This evening check into The Elizabeth Street Inn and enjoy your room with an oceanview balcony and fresh baked cookies each evening! B, D Day 4: Oregon Coast Board the 65’ Discovery for a marine discovery cruise. Whales, sea lions, sea birds, seals, lighthouses and an historic bridge will be visible during our naturalist-led cruise. After the cruise, enjoy lunch in the Bayfront area in Newport. This afternoon we will visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We might even catch a sea lion or sea otter feeding! Enjoy leisure time to shop and browse the quaint shops before returning to the Inn. This evening we will enjoy a beachfront bonfire as we celebrate our visit to Newport, OR. (weather permitting) B, L Day 5: Crater Lake In Florence, OR we will stop to view the massive sand dunes that characterize this area of the coast. A trip to Oregon would not be complete without a visit to one of the most photographed lakes in the country; Crater Lake. Featuring magnificent blues and sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high, it is a place of immeasurable beauty. Dinner and overnight will be at the Crater Lake Lodge. B, D
Day 6: Grants Pass, OR After a morning view of Crater Lake, travel west to Grants Pass, OR. Board a boat for a scenic guided excursion of Hellgate Canyon and the Rogue River, traveling amidst remarkable rock shapes. See the canyon where John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn filmed “Rooster Cogburn”. After dinner, we will overnight in Crescent City, CA. B, D Day 7: Redwood National Park Today travel further into Northern CA and visit the Redwoods. Grab your camera and feast your eyes on the magnitude of the trees from the trails below and an aerial view on a gondola peaking at 750 feet altitude. Visit Humboldt National Park to see the tallest living things on earth and hug an evergreen tree that grows to 350 feet! This evening overnight in Willits, CA. B, D
July 19-28, 2013
Per person rates* double $2699 triple/quad $2427 single $3512
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Combine this tour with Oregon Trail on page 21 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
Day 8: Scenic train ride This morning we board the famous Skunk Train steam engine in its 127th year of operation! We will travel as the train did in 1885 from Willits to Northspur chugging along through the beautiful redwoods. Bring your camera as common sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle! Did you know the trains were nicknamed for their original gas engines, which prompted folks to say: “You can smell ‘em before you can see ‘em.” In the midst of the Redwood Forest, we will enjoy a delicious catered BBQ lunch. Travel to the quaint town of Healdsburg for dinner on your own before continuing to our hotel in the San Francisco area for a 2-night stay. B, L
Travel south from Portland to San Francisco and discover the magic of this corner of the world where the coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches and towering rock cliffs and one’s mind is boggled by an endless array of marine Day 9: San Francisco It’s off to Pier 33 this morning to meet our per- creatures and remarksonal guide for a “city by the bay” tour. We’ll see able tall trees. the architecture of the city, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, Cable Cars and many scenic views of the bay. Enjoy leisure time in Fisherman’s Wharf this afternoon to shop and explore, then dinner and a west coast sunset to complete our day. B, D Day 10: Return home Return flight home. B
Northbound Northwest Coast
Day 1: Fly into San Francisco Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome dinner and unpack your bags for a 2-night stay. D
Day 2: San Francisco It’s off to Pier 33 this morning to meet our local guide for a “city by the bay” tour. We’ll see the architecture of the city, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, Cable Cars and many scenic views of the bay. Enjoy leisure time in Fisherman’s Wharf this afternoon to shop and explore before dinner. B, D Day 3: Scenic train ride Travel to the quaint European town of Healdsburg for shopping and lunch on your own. This afternoon board the famous Skunk Train steam engine in its 127th year of operation! Travel as the train did in 1885 from Willits to Northspur, CA chugging along through the beautiful redwoods. Bring your camera as common sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle! In the midst of the Redwood Forest, we will enjoy a delicious catered BBQ dinner. Overnight in Willits, CA. B,D Day 4: Redwood National Park Today travel further up the coast of Northern CA and visit the Redwoods. Grab your camera and feast your eyes on the magnitude of the trees from the trails below and an aerial view on a gondola peaking at 750 feet altitude. Visit Humboldt National Park to see the tallest living things on earth and hug an evergreen tree that grows to 350 feet! Overnight stay in coastal Crescent City, CA. B Day5: Crater Lake National Park A trip to the Northwest Coast would not be complete without a visit to one of the most photographed lakes in the country, Crater Lake. Featuring magnificent blues and sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high, it is a place of immeasurable beauty. Upon arrival in the park, a National Park Service Ranger will board the coach for a guided tour around the entire rim of the Lake stopping at perfect picture sites. Gourmet dinner and overnight stay will be at the award winning Crater Lake Lodge. B, D
Day 6: Crater Lake After a delicious breakfast, and morning views of Crater Lake, travel west to Florence, OR for a scenic Giant Dune Buggy ride amidst massive sand dunes that characterize this area of the state. Hugging the coastline, continue north to Newport, OR . This evening check into The Hallmark Resort and enjoy your room complete with balconies and breathtaking oceanfront views! B, D Day 7: Newport, OR Board the 65’ Discovery for a marine discovery cruise. Whales, sea lions, sea birds, seals, lighthouses and an historic bridge will be visible during our naturalist-led cruise. After the cruise, enjoy lunch in the Bayfront area in Newport. This afternoon we will visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We might even catch a sea lion or sea otter feeding! Enjoy leisure time to shop and browse the quaint shops before returning to the Inn. This evening we will enjoy a bonfire as we celebrate our visit to Newport, OR. (weather permitting) B, L Day 8: Coastline Take the scenic route along the coast to Portland, OR, stopping along the way to soak in the sights of the beautiful beaches and scenery including the Cannon Beach “Haystack Rock”, a geological Oregon landmark, and a stop at Depoe Bay for a whale sighting. Arrive Portland this evening for dinner and 2-night stay. B, D
July 30-Aug. 8, 2013
Per person rates* double $2699 triple/quad $2427 single $3512
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Combine this tour with Pacific Northwest on page 25 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
Travel north from San Francisco to Portland and discover the magic of this corner of the world where the coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches and towering rock cliffs and one’s mind is boggled by an an endless array of marine creatures and remarkable tall trees.
Day 9: Portland, OR Visit Portland’s signature landmark, the famous International Rose Test Gardens followed by a tour of the sweeping view of the Columbia River Gorge, just one of many other incredible sights we’ll see on our Columbia River Gorge-Mount Hood loop tour. Lunch at historic Timberline Lodge with our local step-on guide will enhance our tour of this pristine area of Oregon. B, L Day 10: Return home Return flight home. B
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. Enjoy a delicious dinner before we ascend the “Top of the Rock” observation deck to take in the breathtaking New York Skyline. D
Day 2: New York City Start the day with a local guided tour of the most important borough of New York City; Manhattan. See Central Park, Rockefeller Center, St.
Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown, the 9/11 Memorial and much more. This evening enjoy orchestra seats for the hot new Broadway show, Motown: The Musical. The new musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 andcharts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. B, D
August 7-10, 2013 Per person rates* double $1682 triple/quad $1511 single $2193
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Day 3: New York City Like a real New Yorker, take the subway downtown to Battery Park and take the ferry to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This afternoon is yours to enjoy as you please. Take in a matinee show, shop Madison Avenue or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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 Day 4: New York City Take a short, early morning walk to Rockefeller Center to watch the Today Show (optional) before checking out of our hotel and heading to the airport for our return flight. B
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Pacific Northwest & Canadian Rockies The Rocky Mountains roll on for a thousand miles with snow-capped peaks, thick forests and clear Aug. 10-21, 2013 glacial lakes. Banff was the first of the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks established in 1885 and Per person rates* still welcomes visitors each day. Join us as we explore this incredibly majestic and inviting area. double $3251 Day 1: Arrival in Seattle, WA for a different perspective of Banff National Park triple/quad $2912 Fly into Seattle and overnight just north of the and its ecology. This relaxing float allows time to single $4270 city. D enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Moun- * Includes roundtrip tains while looking for Beaver, Elk, Osprey and airfare from KC. Day 2: Vancouver, BC more! Don’t forget your camera! When we return Combine this tour with Travel into Canada to visit cosmopolitan Vancou- we will enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Northbound Northver and its beautiful parks with a local guide. Af- Mountain for a bird’s eye view. B, D west Coast on page 23 ter our touring, we will check into the hotel for a OR Rocky Mountain 2-night stay . B, D Day 8: Kootenay Park, BC High on page 27 and Visit scenic Kootenay Park and Radium Hot take $450 off the comDay 3: Vancouver Island, BC Springs, BC for a European luncheon. Arrive in bined per person rate! Ferry to Vancouver Island to visit world-famous Whitefish, MT where we unpack our bags for a Butchart Gardens featuring 55 acres of stunning 2-night stay. B, L and meticulously kept gardens. Here enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful gardens. Afterwards, Day 9: Glacier National Park visit the delightful “British-like” city of Victoria for Explore Glacier National Park aboard the naran afternoon of leisure. B, L rated “red bus jammers” on the “Going-to-theSun-Road”. Soak in the views of Glacier’s prisDay 4: Revelstoke, BC tine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, After breakfast, journey along scenic roads into and spectacular lakes. Then enjoy lunch in the the inland mountains of British Columbia and park. Later this afternoon, board the DeSmet, a spend the night in a mountain lake hotel near boat built in 1930 and launched on Lake McDonRevelstoke, British Columbia. B, D ald where she still runs today, for a tranquil boat ride and intimate observation of West Glacier. ToDay 5: Lake Louise and Banff, BC night, relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Travel through Rogers Pass, Glacier and Yoho B, L National Parks, and into Banff National Park, …thanks for Canada’s oldest national park. En-route we will Day 10: Cascade Mountains, WA visit Lake Louise, the most photographed spot Our journey takes us through the Kaniksu and making the tour of in the Canadian Rockies - what a treat to dine at Coeur D’Alene National Forests, and a scenic drive the Northwest and the Chateau Lake Louise! Then it’s on to Banff for along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains Canada such a suca 3-night stay. B, L to bring us to the charming Bavarian-like village cess. The meals and of Leavenworth. Herzlich Willkommen! B, D hotels were wonderDay 6: Athabasca Glacier ful. We enjoyed all Travel north on the icefield parkway into Jasper Day 11: Leavenworth, WA the beautiful scenery National Park, spellbound by the awesome land- Visit the Aplets and Cotlets country store, the scape that surrounds us. You won’t forget the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery for a tour about and…look forward incredible “snow coach” ride on the Athabasca the ecology of the area, and have leisure time in to another trip in the Glacier, the azure blue of Peyto Lake and the ma- downtown Leavenworth for a Bavarian experi- near future. jestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies! A local ence. Be ready to savor a dinner complete with - B. and T. Ringer guide will entertain and educate as we explore German entertainment tonight! B, D Banff National Park. B, D Day 12: Return flight Day 7: Banff, AB Today, we will fly home from Seattle, WA. B Embark on a scenic float trip on the Bow River,
Bar Harbor & the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Day 1: Fly to Boston area The tour begins with a flight into Boston. After a lovely welcome dinner we will check into our Bangor, ME hotel for a two night stay. D
Day 2: Bar Harbor We depart this morning for picturesque Bar Harbor, Maine. Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the “stern and rockbound coast” more picturesque than Acadia National Park! You are sure to enjoy a delightful lunch at the Jordan Pond House for their famous tea and popovers. Then enjoy a scenic carriage ride through the park to cap our visit to this enchanting area. B, L Day 3: Bay of Fundy Ferry With passports in hand we are off to St. John, NB to board a ferry for a cruise across the Bay of Fundy, one of Canada’s Natural Wonders. Enroute, you may even spot a whale playing in the high tides before arriving in coastal Digby, Nova Scotia. From there we travel across scenic Nova Scotia before arriving in Halifax for a two night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown. B, D Day 4: 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. Afterwards, our local guide will lead us back to Halifax to explore its legacy and charm. B, D Day 5: Baddeck After a leisurely breakfast, you will have time to explore more of historic downtown Halifax on your own. This afternoon, continue our journey to Baddeck. Spend the next 2-nights at a cozy local inn and experience the warm Cape Breton hospitality. B, D Day 6: Cabot Trail Spend the day on one of Canada’s most famous scenic drives – The Cabot Trail. Stop to visit the
“hookers”, and take many photos from view- August 14-24, 2013 points high above the Atlantic Ocean. B, L Per person rates* double $2998 Day 7: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island triple/quad $2753 This morning visit the Alexander Graham Bell single $3733 Museum before traveling by ferry to Prince Ed- * Includes ward Island for a two-night stay in Charlottetown. roundtrip flight After dinner, enjoy a performance at the much ac- from KC. claimed Confederation of the Arts Centre. B, D Combine this tour with Day 8: Prince Edward Island Cape Cod on page 28 Today we explore this intriguing island and visit and take $450 off the an Anne of Green Gables site, see some of the combined per person famous coastline and travel through the quaint rate! villages. This evening enjoy the Charlottetown waterfront before dinner. B, D Day 9: St. John, NB This morning cross the Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick where we see several natural phenomena – “Magnetic Hill”, the Reversing Falls and the Hopewell Rocks – you have to see them to beLobster boats on Prince Edward Island lieve them! This evening we overnight in Saint John on the Bay of Fundy. B, D Day 10: St. Andrews Today, visit the charming town of St. Andrews before we continue on to central Maine. B, D Day 11: Return flight home Refreshed from experiencing all of the spectacular scenery and fun times with Sunrise Tours and friends, our flight returns us to Kansas City. B
The natural phenomenon known as the Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest tides
Rocky Mountain High
featuring Glacier, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks Day 1: Spokane, WA Fly into Spokane, WA and travel east to the AAA 4-diamond Coeur d’Alene Resort. Recently awarded one of America’s Top 10 resorts we will unpack our bags for a 2-night stay. D
ture with a 65 foot ceiling and a rhyolite fireplace. Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 2013 This evening, travel to Jackson, WY for a 2-night Per person rates* stay. B, L double $2739 triple/quad $2478 Day 7: The Grand Tetons and Jackson, WY Today, we enjoy the beauty and majesty of the single $3523
Day 2: Coeur d’Alene, ID Explore downtown Coeur d’Alene, founded in 1888. The area is surrounded by lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. Board a boat and enjoy a narrated scenic cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene and look for the plunge of an osprey after a fish. B, D
Grand Tetons as we take a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as your backdrop. Bring your camera as we venture to the top of Rendezvous Mountain via the Aerial Tram gondola for a bird’s eye view of Jackson. This evening enjoy dinner and a broadway style theater production at Jackson Hole Playhouse where you might spot a cast member serving dinner. B, D
Day 3: Whitefish, MT Depart and travel east through Lolo National Forest and along the western shore of Flathead Lake to Whitefish, MT and our 2-night stay. B, D Day 4: Glacier National Park Board the narrated “red bus jammers” to travel the “Going-to-the-Sun-Road”. Senses heighten as we smell the fresh air and soak in the views of Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Then enjoy lunch in the park. Board the DeSmet, a boat built in 1930 and launched on Lake McDonald where she still runs today, for a tranquil boat ride and intimate observation of West Glacier. Tonight, relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure. B, L Day 5: West Yellowstone Enjoy the scenic wonders of the area as we travel south to West Yellowstone, MT. Keep an eye out for eagles soaring and other wildlife as we pass through Flathead National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest to our overnite stay in West Yellowstone, MT. B, D Day 6: Old Faithful It’s off to explore one of our nation’s finest national parks. A naturalist will board our coach and tour us through Yellowstone National Park today. Sights will include Old Faithful, Geysers, Paint Pots and more geological wonders. Lunch is a treat as we dine in the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room. The Inn is a masterpiece of rustic architec-
Day 8: Colorado We will enjoy the beautiful views of Bridger National Forest and Medicine Bow National Forest before arriving in eastern Colorado. After dinner, we will unpack our bags for a 2-night stay in Loveland, CO. B, D
* Includes flight from KC.
Combine this tour with Pacific Northwest on page 25 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
Day 9: Rocky Mountain National Park We continue our adventure with a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. We travel on Trail Ridge Road, “a scenic wonder road of the world” featuring sweeping view of the Yellowstone National Park Rockies, to the Alpine Visitor Center located at 11,796 feet above sea level. Afterwards, enjoy a catered meal at the beautiful Alluvial Fan picnic area. before a visit in charming Fort Collins, CO. B, L Day 10: Mid-Kansas Board the coach and let us do the navigating while we travel to mid-Kansas for our overnight stay. B, D Day 11: Home Continue our trek east along I-70 and arrive home mid-day. B
Cape Cod and More! Day 1: Fly into Boston Arrive via air to Boston, MA. After checking into our hotel, The Clarion Nantasket Beach Resort Hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner while savoring the views of the beach. D
This morning board the ferry for a ride to the time• A guided tour of historic Boston, including less and enchanting Marfamous landmarks of the Freedom Trail, Old tha’s Vineyard; a place North Church, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill rich in history, inspiration, Monument and more! creativity, and beauty. • Whale-watching cruise and Plymouth Rock Accompanied by a local • A visit to Martha’s Vineyard guide, visit the island’s • Time to shop at Boston’s famous Quincy treasures - the picturesque Market whaling community of Ed• A visit to the Elms, an opulent “cottage” in Day 2: Boston, MA gartown, the lacy Victorian Newport, RI Enjoy a full day with a gingerbread cottages of • A guided tour of Cape Cod local guide as we exOak Bluffs, the magnifiplore historic downcent stone walls surroundtown Boston. So much history and culture in this ing oceanview fields of Chilmark to the grand city, including the site of the Boston Massacre, cliffs of Aquinnah (Gay Head), the rustic feel of the Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution! West Tisbury, and the port town of Vineyard HaB, D ven. Martha’s Vineyard has something to offer everyone. After a full day, return to our hotel on Day 3: Plymouth and Cape Cod Cape Cod. B, D Today we make our way to Plymouth for a look at the “rock”! Our day’s journey continues as we em- Day 6: Rhode Island brace Cape Cod for a 3-night stay at a local hotel. Visit the coastal town of Newport, This evening we dine at a local favorite, Alberto’s RI, the one-time summer home of Restaurante. B, D America’s millionaires. Tour one of these opulent “cottages”. The Elms, Day 4: Cape Cod was the summer home of Mr. and Tour Cape Cod with a local guide, view pictur- Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind, who esque windmills, lighthouses, Cape Cod National made his fortune in the PennsylvaBoston, MA Seashore Park and more. There will be plenty of nia coal industry. Also enjoy a little time to shop, stroll, and “people watch” in quaint free time in historic downtown NewProvincetown. After our tour enjoy a delightful port before we overnight in Providence, RI. B, D dinner and relax this evening as you take in the serene beauty of Cape Cod. B, D Day 7: Return home Today we catch our return flight home. B Day 5: Martha’s Vineyard
August 24-30, 2013 Per person rates* double $2138 triple/quad $1982 single $2576
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Combine this tour with Bar Harbor & Canada on page 26 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
New Crystal Bridges Museum
Day 1: The Walton Legacy Depart this morning for Northwest Arkansas. Visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new world-class museum founded by Alice Walton. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, and Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell. Then visit the new Walmart Visitors Center in downtown Bentonville. The center includes hands-on displays and unique exhibits detailing the history of Walmart and the Walton family. This evening have dinner at Fred’s Hickory Inn, one of Sam Walton’s favorite dining spots! L, D
Day 2: From Presidents to Bluebirds In Fayetteville we’ll visit a quaint 1930s English- September 4-5, 2013 style bungalow that was the first home and wed- Per person rates ding site of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and showcas- double $298 es the life and times of the Clintons during their triple/quad $277 years in Fayetteville. At the University of Arkan- single $362 sas RFID Research Center, see the future of retail technology with tracking devices that can pinpoint a box within inches in any warehouse, or dressing rooms that allow you to pay for purchases as you are trying on the clothes. At Terra Studios “Home of the famous Bluebird of Happiness”, watch skilled craftspeople at work and explore the enchanted art park, with gardens, fountains, murals, and a stone labyrinth. B, D
Yellowstone National Park & more!
Day 1: Sioux City, NE A mid-day departure into Iowa for an overnight stay in Sioux City. D
Highlights: · Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, the magnificent Badlands and Black Hills! · The inspiring Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain wilderness and Big Horn Mountains. · Yellowstone National Park - a geological wonder teeming with wildlife! · Lively western town of Jackson Hole. · 2-night stay in Yellowstone National Park and scenic float trip on Snake River. · A jeep tour amongst herds of bison.
Day 2: Rapid City, SD Explore the Badlands of South Dakota today and enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug store. We will stay in Rapid City for 2 nights. B, D
Day 3: Rapid City, SD A local guide will take us to visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills. Travel to 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. Included lunch will be enjoyed in the historic State Game Lodge where Presidents Eisenhower and Coolidge dined. B, L Day 4: Cody, WY Depart Rapid City this morning and begin our trek to Cody, WY. Along the route, we will see Devil’s Tower and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Tonight, we will relax in the comforts of Cody Cowboy Village, a luxury log cabin lodging located in Cody with all rooms attractively appointed with a cowboy/western flair. This is the real thing...real log cabins with open beam ceilings. Cody is surrounded by scenic mountains to be enjoyed from the chairs on your cabin’s porch. Dinner and entertainment at the acclaimed Cody Cattle Company this evening. B, D Day 5: Yellowstone Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum before driving into Yellowstone Park for a 2-night stay at the Old Faithful SnowLodge. Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park’s full service hotels, has been recognized with the Cody Award for Western Design and Travel and Leisure’s Inn
of the Month and features heavy timber construction, exterior log columns and cedar shingle roof, a design example of classic “parkitecture.” Located in Old Faithful Village, you will be able walk out the front door and experience the sites first hand! B, D
Day 6: Yellowstone 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! B, D
Day 7: Jackson, WY Head south to the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake. Browse Teton Village before lunch in the world class Jackson Lake Lodge in the beautiful Mural Room. Travel south to enjoy a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop. Afterwards, continue into historic Jackson for our overnight stay. This evening you are free to explore Jackson Square, located in the heart of Jackson, WY. B, L Day 8: Grand Tetons - Salt Lake City, UT Breakfast in the fresh outdoors at a Chuckwagon will cap our experiences in Jackson. We will board our coach and travel south along scenic highway into Salt Lake City. This evening, we will meet our guide for a tour of Temple Square and the Latter Day Saints Community Center and a guided “pin drop” tour. B, D
September 3-11, 2013 Per person rates* double $2348 triple/quad $2089 single $3126 * Includes return flight to KC.
Same price as 2012! Combine this tour with California National Parks on page 30 and take $450 off the combined per person rate!
Our stay at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge was perfect! - B. Melm Winter in Yellowstone, 2012
Day 9: Return home Fly home from Salt Lake City. B
California National Parks and more! Day 1: Fly into Sacramento, CA After our flight, make our way to South Lake Tahoe, a city rich in history and nature for an overnight stay. D Day 2: Yosemite National Park Board the MS Dixie for a narrated cruise of Lake Tahoe, including Emerald Bay. Then, travel south to Yosemite National Park. With such spectacular scenery it’s easy to understand why it is one of the nation’s most photographed parks. Unpack your bags for a 2 night stay on the perimeter of the park. B, L Day 3: Ahwahnee Lodge Awake to the impressive scenery and travel into the park to the award winning Ahwahnee Lodge Dining Room in the heart of the Park for a gourmet lunch. Explore the rugged beauty of Yosemite valley this afternoon including a visit to Wawona Hotel, a retreat that was used by Teddy Roosevelt. Return to our hotel this evening to relax to the sounds of the river outside our rooms. B, L Day 4: Sugar Pine Train and 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 BBQ lunch, we travel to Wonder Valley Ranch, nestled in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills, for a 2-night stay. Tonight we’ll mosey on over for some delicious ranch “grub”, and enjoy a campfire with cowboy entertainment. B, L, D Day 5: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks After breakfast we’re off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the second and third designated national parks in our country. These parks are home to giants: immense mountains, deep canyons and huge trees. 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. We return to the Ranch for an evening of food and fun entertainment. B, L, D
Day 6: Death Valley National Park Cross the edge of the Mojave desert into Death Valley National Park. Named by Native Americans as “Tumpisa” meaning rock paint for it’s 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 Furnace Creek Ranch! Take a swim in a spring fed pool and enjoy the stars which blanket the brilliant sky. B, D
Sept. 13-21, 2013 Per person rates* double $2449 triple/quad $2270 single $3044
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Combine this tour with Yellowstone on page 29 and take $450 off Day 7: Death Valley National Park the combined per perEnjoy a wonderland that stretches as far as the son rate! eye can see as we tour Death Valley National Park with a local expert aboard our coach. Take a step back to 1939 and enjoy the living history tour of Scotty’s Castle and learn how the Castle was built by money from secret mines in the area. This evening we travel to Las Vegas, NV and The Golden Nugget for a 2-night stay. B, D 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 Unique landscape of Death Valley National Park along, we’ll enjoy the beautiful vistas, unique stone formations, ancient trees and 3,000 year old petroglyphs. Continue our excursion with a visit to Hoover Dam and Museum (additional expense). Return to Las Vegas for dinner. B, D Day 9: Return flight home After a hearty breakfast and a short drive to Las Vegas Airport, we will board our flight home. B
Colorado Trains amid Fall Color
Day 1: Hays, KS A mid-day departure begins our journey west with an overnight in Hays, KS. D Day 2: Denver, CO Traveling west into Colorado, the mountains start to appear almost magically along the horizon. What a sight! After dinner, check into our Denver hotel for a 2-night stay. B, D
Day 3: Cardinals in Denver Today is devoted to exploring Denver, CO, the Mile High City. Tour the Denver U.S. Mint (based on availability), Coors Brewery and the state Capitol. Coincidentally, the Cardinals are also in town and you have the option of attending the Cardinals vs. Rockies baseball game (at your own expense)! Go Cards! B, D Day 4: Eyes Wide Open After breakfast, board the coach for one of our nation’s most scenic, exhilirating drives west through beautiful Glenwood Canyon. Vast red stone cliffs tower above the highway alongside the Colorado River where kayakers and anglers dot the riverway. Arrive in Palisades, CO for a tour and tasting at Grande River Vineyards during their fall wine festival. After dinner, overnight in Grand Junction, CO. B, D Day 5: Durango-Silverton Railroad Visit the Colorado National Monument this morning. You will see sheer-walled, red rock can-
yons and you may even spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. Enroute to Silverton, drive the “Million Dollar Highway”, visit the little mountain town of Ouray, known as “Switzerland of the Rockies”. After lunch, it’s “All Aboard” as we meet the Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge train. The line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains but passengers soon realized it was the VIEW that was truly precious! After dinner, overnite in Durango for 2-nights. B, D
Day 6: Mesa Verde National Park This morning, we will start our day with a Victorian-costumed guided walking tour of “The Boulevard” in Durango. Spend the rest of the day exploring Mesa Verde National Park with a local guide. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 4,000 known archeological sites and cliff dwellings. B, D Day 7: Cumbres and Toltec Railroad Next stop – 1880! The historic Cumbres and Toltec railroad will take us on an all day trip over high trussles, and along narrow shelves above yawning gorges. Overnite in Alamosa, CO. B, L
Sept. 17-26, 2013 Per person rates double $2039 triple/quad $1834 single $2655
Come with us to explore Colorado’s majestic mountains, natural beauty and friendly folk during fall color. Take the world’s highest cog railroad to the summit of Pikes Peak, a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge, and the vintage steam train Durango & Silverton on this great adventure. Gaze at the aweinspiring scenery while traveling between historic and lively, colorful Colorado cities!
Day 8: Canon City, CO Visit Great Sand Dunes National Monument. Travel to Canon City, CO, and board the Royal Gorge Train for a 24-mile journey into the canyon. Colorado Springs, CO, is our home for the Do you know why Colnight. B, D orado is nicknamed the Centennial State? Day 9: Pike’s Peak It is no wonder the poem and Colorado is nicknamed song “America the Beautiful” the Centennial State was inspired by the views from because it entered the Pikes Peak. Take the Pike’s union as the 38th state Peak Cog Railway to the top in 1876, 100 years after of the mountain! After lunch at the signing of the Decthe fourstar rated Cliff House, laration of Indepenwe travel east into Kansas for dence! our overnight stay. B, L Day 10: Return home We arrive home mid-day with treasured memories of Colorado. B
Kentucky Bourbon, Bluegrass & more! Day 1: Off to Kentucky! From the hills and hollows, through the rolling bluegrass of the heartland to spectacular lakes, the beautiful state of Kentucky has much to offer. L Day 2: From Bourbon to Bluegrass Depart for Frankfort KY. With its scenic overlooks and small town charm, Frankfort is not your typical capital city. A local guide joins us to share the history, and beauty of this lovely city. At Rebecca Ruth Candy enjoy a sweet “taste” of Kentucky history! Learn how “Bourbon Balls” are made with real Kentucky bourbon - its history you can taste! Visit Buffalo Trace Distillery to learn the history of making bourbon, and enjoy a tasting. It’s a short drive to Georgetown KY for a tour of Toyota’s largest production plant in North America. Take a tram tour of the assembly line where the Toyota Avalon and Camry are produced. Continue to Lexington located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region and unpack your bags for a 2 night stay. B, L Day 3: “It’s All About The Horses” See an early morning workout and share breakfast with jockeys and trainers in the Track Kitchen at historic Keeneland Racetrack. Next, a local guide joins us for a behind-the-scenes look at the individuals and horses that make Lexington “The Horse Capital of the World.” Travel past beautiful rolling hills, acres of fenced pastures with emerald green bluegrass and visit a world famous horse farm for a private tour. Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, featuring dozens of different breeds of horse at work and play, and exciting special events such as the “Horses of the World” presentation. Learn about horse history in the International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the renowned Smithsonian Institution. B, D Day 4: Kentucky Culture and Heritage Travel to Berea where the rolling bluegrass horse farms of Central Kentucky meet the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. With a local guide, we’ll see why Berea is named the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. Visit the studios of
working artists, and the majestic surroundings of Berea College Campus. Travel to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Visit with costumed interpreters as they chronicle Shaker life in the mid-19th century, and see skilled artisans working to bring the past to life. Continue to Bardstown, a quintessential southern small town with a rich and varied history. This evening dine at Chapeze House, an historic Kentucky mansion renowned for fine southern cooking. B, D
Sept. 23-28, 2013 Per person rates double $999 triple/quad $899 single $1299
Day 5: Days of the Old South Go back in time with a narrated, horse-drawn carriage tour through Historic Bardstown. Visit Federal Hill, the inspiration for Stephen Foster’s ballad, “My Old Kentucky Home”, and step into the days of the antebellum south as costumed guides escort you through the stately mansion and formal gardens. Then travel to Grand Rivers KY, a premier waterfront resort community in the heart of the Kentucky Lakes area. Have dinner at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement, before attending tonight’s performance of Hank Williams Lost Highway at the Badgett Playhouse. B, D Day 6: Homeward Bound Return home, enriched by the history, culture, and beautiful scenery that you have experienced in the “Blue Grass State”. B
Bourbon aging in barrels
New England Fall Color and Trains
Day 1: Flight to Boston, MA Upon arrival, travel to the town of York, ME for an authentic Maine lobsterbake dinner! Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay in Freeport, ME. D
Day 2: Coastal Towns of Maine Camden, Maine is proud to call itself the “Jewel of the Coast” and is named one of America’s “Top Ten Charming Small Towns” by TripAdvisor. Camden has been used as the setting for many movies, from Carousel to Peyton Place. After a visit to the Maine Lighthouse Museum, our local expert will guide us through Camden and Rockport, Maine. A scenic ride to the top of Mount Battie promises outstanding views of Penobscot Bay! On our return trek to Freeport, visit the Maine Prison Store where you can purchase items made by the Prison system. B, L
Day 5: “On Golden Pond” Depart the White Mountains and travel to southern New England. In Holderness, NH take a pontoon narrated boat cruise on Squam Lake where On Golden Pond was filmed. See the sites and rehash your favorite parts of the movie with your traveling partners. After leisure time in Mills Falls Marketplace, travel to Deerfield, MA to visit the Yankee Candle Factory for some “scentsy” shopping. Enjoy dinner in southern New England, and unpack your bags for a 2-night stay in Norwich, CT. B, D
Day 3: Notch Train In 1870 tracks were laid on Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line. Today, the Notch Train travels on these tracks with some of the most dramatic natural fall foliage scenery in the East as it chugs along through Crawford Notch. Disembark at the Crawford Station and travel further into the White Mountains to the Omni Mount Washington Resort, recently named to the Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Resort list for 2012! The Resort, a National Historic landmark, has recently undergone $60 million in renovations. Celebrities, politicians, and dignitaries have long sought the comfort of Mt. Washington Resort. After a guided tour of the property, enjoy dinner at the Resort and unpack your bags for a 2-night stay. B, D
Day 6: Essex Steam Train Arrive at the historic 1892 Essex Station and board the steam train for a trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley designated “one of the last great places on earth” by Nature Conservancy. Next board the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a narrated cruise along the Connecticut River with views of inlets and historic sites such as the Had- Omni Mount Washington dam Swing Bridge. After free time in Old Mystic Village, visit the Museum of Americana and the Sea providing the opportunity to climb aboard tall ships, stroll through a 19th century coastal village, and watch a working preservation shipyard in action. B, D
Day 4: White Mountain Fall Foliage Today, cross the “Kanc,” Kancamagus Scenic Byway, from Conway to 3,000 feet elevation in Lincoln, NH following a path cut though the National Forest with breathtaking views of the foliage, Swift River and Rocky Gorge. Ride the Aerial Tramway to the Summit of Cannon Mountain at 4,080 feet and see stunning views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada! Evening is on your own at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort. B
Day 7: Gillette Castle Following breakfast, travel to the National Historic Site Gillette Castle. William Hooker Gillette, noted actor (most famously for playing Sherlock Holmes), director and playwright built this 184 acre estate in 1914. After an 11 million dollar renovation in 2002 it re-opened its doors to visitors. Not only are the views breathtaking but the focal point is the 24-room mansion reminiscent of a medieval castle. Later, board a flight home from Boston. B
Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2013 Per person rates* double $2069 triple/quad $1935 single $2711
* Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
New England Fall Adventure Day 1: Heading East Depart with a zeal for scenic wonders and fall adventures. Arrive Indianapolis, IN for dinner and an overnite stay. D Day 2: Bayfront in Erie, PA Traveling northeast, arrive in Erie, PA and its magnificent Bayfront area featuring sweeping views of Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay. Unpack your bags at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, the area’s very first waterfront hotel in the heart of Erie’s Bayfront Marina District. Step outdoors to explore the Bayfront District and its shopping, Bicentennial Tower, and Liberty Park. B,D Day 3: Maritime Museum and Finger Lakes, NY Reflect back to your studies of the War of 1812 as you enter the Port Erie Maritime Museum and learn the history of the events, fishing, and the people surrounding Lake Erie. If available, tour the U.S. Brig Niagara, the official flagship of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Erie’s only floating museum. More fun and great scenery as we make our way into the Finger Lakes Region of New York! Visit the George Eastman Center (Kodak founder) for a guided tour. Dine at a lovely historic property before traveling to our overnight stay near Auburn, NY. B, D Day 4: Vermont As we continue eastward through central New York, visit Cooperstown and tour the Baseball Hall of Fame and look for your favorite Hall of Famer. This afternoon, depart for Vermont for a 2-night stay. B, D Day 5: Vermont How about a walk amid the colorful trees, a visit to a maple syrup house and a cheese store? We will spend a glorious day in the mountains of Vermont with our local guide. This evening enjoy a dinner served in the Castle of the Hill. B, D Day 6: New Hampshire, Ogunquit, ME The quaint villages, covered bridges, spiry church steeples, mountains and valleys dressed in fall colors await us as we travel the byways of Vermont and New Hampshire! There is a wealth of
places to explore before arriving at Maine’s picturesque and beautiful coast, our home for the next 3 nights. Your hotel overlooks the rugged coastline and adjoins a walking path on the Marginal Way. B, D
October 3-14, 2013 Per person rates double $2289 triple/quad $2093 single $2970
Day 7: Ogunquit, ME Following breakfast, we will board our coach to travel to Portland and one of the oldest working lighthouses in the U.S., the Portland Head Light. Tonight, enjoy an authentic Maine lobsterbake dinner. B, D Day 8: Lobster Cruise Another hearty breakfast and we are off to cruise the harbor and learn how to catch lobster! Then, we’ll spend the afternoon in the quaint town of Kennebunkport. B, D Day 9: Scenic Roads This morning, we bid adieu to Maine and travel scenic roads through Massachusetts. Return to a Sunrise Tour traveler’s favorite, lunch at The Graduate Club, located in an historic 1800’s Federalstyle, colonial building on the Yale campus. This meal satisfies the historian and the hungry! B, L Day 10: Chocolate Fall foliage continues to delight the eye as we travel through Pennsylvania. Got a sweet tooth? Get some Hershey Happiness when we explore Hershey’s Chocolate World including a Chocolate Tasting Adventure! Enjoy lunch before we continue our trek west to an overnight stay in New Stanton, PA. B, L Day 11: Ohio In 2012, Ohio bursted with fall color! Hopefully, the same in 2013 as we travel across the state with a surprise stop along the way. Overnight in Indianapolis, IN. B, D Day 12: Return Home Relax and reflect on the fond stories and scenic memories just realized these past days as we travel home. B
Minnesota Fall Foliage
Day 1: Kansas City to Wabasha, MN Fall is peak time to get out in the country to explore Minnesota’s back roads, when the autumn foliage becomes a rainbow of amber, scarlet, chartreuse, and deep green. Travel to Stillwater, Minnesota, a river town that offers some of the most spectacular fall colors in the Mississippi River Valley. This evening enjoy dinner at the Dock Cafe overlooking the St. Croix River. D Day 2: Wabasha, MN to Bemidji, MN A local guide in Victorian dress joins us as explore this picturesque river city. We’ll learn about Stillwater’s history and legends, and view its lovely Victorian gems. Drive the Great River Road on a scenic route along the Mississippi deep into the Minnesota Northwoods to Bemidji, the first city on the Mississippi. Unpack your bags for a twonight stay at the Hampton Inn ideally located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji, Tonight enjoy dinner at Bemidji Town & Country Club overlooking beautiful Lake Bemidji. B, D Day 3: Explore the Northwoods Stop for a photo opportunity with legendary lumberjack statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox before driving to Itasca State Park, where the mighty Mississippi begins its journey as a small wilderness stream. Don’t miss the chance to walk
across the headwaters, by bridge or on stones. A Naturalist will join us for a tour through the park. Travel to Buena Vista Logging Village for a Chuckwagon style lunch, and take a horse-drawn covered wagon ride high on a ridge known as the “Top of the World” where you’ll see grand vistas of fall color. Visit the Bemidji Woolen Mills Factory, a 5 generation family business of quality woolen garments. Stroll Bemidji’s downtown “art walk” featuring several sculptures and murals, and browse the many antique shops, and galleries. B, L
Per person rates double $849 triple/quad $763 single $1107
Day 4: Bemidji to Minneapolis This morning’s drive takes us to the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, MN. Tour this historic logging camp, with living history interpreters, and have a traditional Lumber Jack lunch at the Cooks Shack. After lunch visit the childhood home of Judy Garland, who lived in Grand Rapids in the early 1920’s, and learn about the early years of one of America’s most beloved entertainment legends. This afternoon, in route to the Minneapolis we’ll make a stop at Tobie’s Restaurant & Bakery, known for their Cinnamon rolls, and other scrumptious treats. B, L Day 5: Return home Travel south into Iowa. We’ll stop in Mason City, hometown of Meredith Willson, author of “The Music Man. Visit The Music Man Square featuring a 1912 streetscape with an ice cream parlor/soda fountain and gift shop, all in set designs from the Warner Brothers motion picture, The Music Man. B
Minnesota lake off a scenic byway
October 7-11, 2013
Laurel Highlands & Gettysburg featuring 2-night stay at 5-star resort
Day 1: Indianapolis, IN Depart for an overnight in Indianapolis, IN . D
Day 2: Nemacolin Woodland Resort Enjoy the splendid fall colors as we make our way to Farmington, PA located in the colorful lower Laurel Highlands nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. Check into the luxurious Nemacolin Woodland Resort, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond lodging, for a two-night stay. Afterwards we’ll enjoy some fine dining at the Nemacolin Resort. D Day 3: Frank Lloyd Wright home Enjoy a breakfast and free time at the Nemacolin Resort where you may wish to take a shuttle to some of the several attractions available at the resort such as the multi-million dollar Hardy Family Art Collection, The Wildlife Academy of Nemacolin , or visit the spa. Or you may choose to visit the nearby Fort Necessity National Battlefield. (Optional activities may involve cost). This afternoon enjoy a guided tour at the Kentuck Knob home, an architectural masterpiece of the 20th Century, by America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit the Christian Klay Winery before dining at a local historic restaurant. B, D Day 4: Gettysburg, PA Depart mid morning to tour Gettysburg’s newest museum, Seminary Ridge Museum, the very site where the First Day Battle, July 1, 1863 took place. Enjoy a colonial style meal at the Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern which was used as a station on the Underground Railroad. Overnight in Gettysburg for two nights. B, D . Day 5. Gettysburg, PA The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and the setting for President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”. Today we’ll have a guided tour of the Shriver House Museum from attic to cellar and learn what families experienced in their homes during the Civil War. Also, visit the David Wills House, the home where President Lincoln stayed the night before he gave
the Gettysburg Address. Visit the Gettysburg October 12-19, 2013 National Military Park including its visitor center Per person rates and museum as well as a guided tour of the bat- double $1498 tlefield grounds. Tonight we dine at the Hickory triple/quad $1338 Bridge Farm Restaurant located on 65 acres at single $2002 the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just outside Gettysburg. B, D Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and scenic drive Day 6. Lincoln Highway to Latrobe, PA as we follow the path Travel along the Lincoln Highway, the first auto- of our forefathers along mobile road to cross the United States. Visit the the National Highway Compass Inn Museum, an authentically restored to Gettysburg, PA makstagecoach stop, listed on the National Register ing several fun stops of Historic Places. Enjoy lunch on your own in the along the way. Getquaint town of Ligonier or you may also opt to tysburg will honor our visit Fort Ligonier (on your own), a world class ex- country’s history and hibition telling the story of the French and Indian those who were part of War in America. Tonight we’ll dine at DiSalvo’s the American Civil War Station, a DiRona Award Winning Restaurant lo- by commemorating the cated in a nationally registered historic landmark 150th Anniversary of Pennsylvania Railroad Station. Overnight in the American Civil War. Latrobe, PA. B, D Upon leaving Gettysburg, we’ll make sevDay 7: National Road - Indianapolis, IN eral stops along the Today we’ll make a few stops along the National Lincoln Memorial HighRoad, as we journey to Indianapolis in comfort way celebrating its versus horseback and wagons as our forefathers 100th Anniversary as did! Overnight in Indianapolis, IN B,D we head westward toward home. Day 8: Depart for home Having traveled parts of the Old National and Lincoln Highways, the remainder of our trip home will be by modern interstate highway as we remember our travels through time from past Kentuck Knob, home by Frank Lloyd Wright to present. B
Mighty Mississippi Cruise Day 1: Dubuque, IA Travel north to Dubuque, the city located at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Take a guided tour of local historic homes before dinner. Overnight in Dubuque. D Day 2: Dyersville, IA “If you build it, they will come” and today we arrive in Dyersville, IA, home of the Field of Dreams movie site. We are joined by a local guide to visit the site, the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, National Farm and Toy Museum, and other sights in this charming town. In Dubuque, ride up the Fenelon Place Elevator, claimed to be the shortest and steepest railroad in the world, and tour the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. B, D
Day 3: River Cruise Today we take in a full day on the river as we board the Celebration Belle for an all day cruise from Dubuque to Moline, IL. On board experience passing through three locks, beautiful sights, narration by the Captain, and live entertainment. Enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and prime rib dinner buffet during the cruise. Overnight in Moline, IL. B, L, D
October 15-18, 2013 Per person rates double $798 triple/quad $735 single $989
Day 4: Return home Before beginning our journey home, visit the new John Deer Pavilion and Gift Shop featuring antique tractors and giant, modern combines on display. Arrive home early evening. B
New Harmony and Christkindlmrkt
Day 1: New Harmony, IN Bring your Christmas list and a healthy dose of cheer and travel east across Missouri to Mount Vernon, IL. Meet the new owners of GenKota Winery and enjoy a tasting in their newly remodeled tasting station in the bottling area of this award winning winery. Afterwards, travel to the serene southwest corner of Indiana on the banks of the Wabash River and arrive in New Harmony, a small-town community with a rich and fascinating history. The New Harmony Inn is a relaxing haven for guests and offers its hospitality for us this evening. Gather in the resort’s award winning Red Geranium Restaurant featuring Seasonal American Cuisine for a welcome dinner. The evening is yours at leisure to enjoy the property! D Day 2: French Lick, IN Founded in 1814 by a German communal society, New Harmony has always been a place where people understand the meaning of “quality of life.” An area expert will board the coach for a guided historic and city tour including a visit to The Atheneum Museum which famed architect Richard Meier designed. After leisure time for shopping, travel to Dr. Ted Musical Marvel’s and experience a unique collection of amazing musical instruments from the 1800’s to mid-1900’s. This evening arrive at the French Lick Resort which opened in 1895 and ran continuously until 2005. After a multi-million dollar renovation it has reopened. This grand dame is our home for 2-nights! B,D
Day 3: Christkindlmrkt November 14-17, This morning, tour The West Baden Springs Na2013 tional Landmark, formally dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Once a thriving resort that Per person rates fell into disrepair, it has now undergone an excit- double $729 ing transformation. Afterwards,drive the short triple/quad $631 distance to Ferdinand, IN and enjoy the annual single $1023 Christkindlmarkt. Modeled after the open-air markets held in Germany, Christkindlmarkt is a heartwarming holiday event featuring artisans, an array of holiday music and food. There will be ample time to explore this “14th century village”. Then, we’re off to a guided tour of the “Castle on the Hill” – The Monas- Monestary of the Immaculate Conception tery of Immaculate Conception, one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. Dine at the Schnitzelbank and enjoy traditional German music and entertainment. B,D Day 4: Return Home Travel home with a stop for lunch on your own and shopping time at The National Shrine of our Lady of the Snows, one of the largest outdoor Shrines in North America. B
Smoky Mountain Backroads
Day 1: Louisville, KY Celebrate autumn on this exciting tour that will take you along the backroads of the Great Smoky Mountains where the crisp days paint a bright palette of crimson and gold leaves. Enjoy lunch at Mother-in-Law House in historic St. Charles, MO. After lunch continue to Louisville, Kentucky. L Day 2: Great Smoky Mountain National Park Travel to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill KY. Visit with costumed interpreters as they chronicle Shaker life in the mid-19th century, and see skilled artisans working to bring the past to life. Drive into Tennessee and through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the best places in the country for viewing fall colors. Spend the night in Cherokee, NC. B, L Day 3: Biltmore Estate Wind your way through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to Bryson City where you will board the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad for a spectacular rail journey through some of the most beautiful fall scenery in the country. Re-board your coach for a short drive to Dillsboro, a small country village on the banks of the Tuckasegee River. Enjoy lunch at the Jarrett House known for their family style dining and traditional Southern fare. Later step back in time to the gilded age with a visit to the grand Biltmore Estate nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On your guided tour you’ll learn about the lives of the people who visited, lived, and worked at Biltmore
House. Unpack your bags for a three night stay in October 19-25, 2013 Asheville NC. B, L Per person rates double $1328 Day 4: Black Mountain, NC Return to Biltmore this morning for a chance to triple/quad $1206 take in the stunning beauty of the estate and its single $1695 beautiful gardens on your own. Then, it’s a scenic drive to Chimney Rock. From its top; you’ll soak in breathtaking panoramic views. After you enjoy the views of Lake Lure from atop Chimney Rock, drive a few miles to the shores of the sparkling lake. Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a relaxing cruise while your skipper guides you past landmarks such as the locations used in filming the popular Dirty Dancing. Enjoy gracious Southern dining this evening at the majestic Red Rocker Inn located in the charming mountain town of Black Mountain NC. B, D Day 5: Blue Ridge Mountains Drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway to The Folk Art Center which showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. Then it’s on to the Historic Orchard at Altapass, a 104-year-old apple orchard which provides some of the most amazing scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a hayride where you gaze out at the picture-perfect views while listening to stories that have shaped the area for centuries. Enjoy lunch, and then tap your toes to some authentic mountain music. Oh, and don’t forget the apples! Visit Blowing Rock featuring panoramic views of John’s River Gorge and nearby Blue Ridge peaks. B, L Day 6: Clarksville, TN Depart this morning for a scenic ride through North Carolina and into Tennessee. You’ll enjoy the spectacular fall foliage as you travel along the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Days end finds us near Clarksville, TN. B, D
Day 7: Return home Depart for home today having experienced a kaleidoscope of fall colors, and some of the hidden treasures along the Smoky Mountain backroads. B
Australia & New Zealand
Day 1: International flight Overnight flight
Day 2: International Date Line While flying to Australia, we will cross the International Date Line. We arrive in Australia on the “third day” of our journey, but the actual travel time, including a layover on the US west coast, will be about 25 hours. B, D Day 3: Sydney, Australia After time at the hotel to refresh, enjoy a guided city tour, including visits to Double Bay, Rushcutters Bay and more. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel this evening. B, D Day 4:Sydney sightseeing Sydney was the first British colony established in Australia and is now the most populous and cosmopolitan city in the country. Get a behind the scenes tour of the spectacular Sydney Opera House, enjoy a Captain Cook Harbour Cruise, visit Bondi Beach and more. B, D Day 5: Sydney area sightseeing Visit the spectacular Blue Mountains, located just outside Sydney and featuring spectacular sites Wentworth Falls, Three Sisters Rock Formation and Echo Point, and a Koala Bear sanctuary where we will also enjoy a BBQ lunch. Take a ride on the Katoomba Scenic Railway, the steepest cabledriven funicular railway in the world. B, L Day 6: Sydney free day The day is free to enjoy as you please. Explore Sydney, take a walk on the beach or take advantage of an optional day trip (additional expense) to Canberra (the capital city of Australia) to visit the Black Mountain Lookout, Gold Creek Station and Parliament House. Day 7: Cairns, Australia A three-hour flight brings us to Cairns, the gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef. After a short city-tour, check into our hotel for a 2-night stay. B, D Day 8: Great Barrier Reef, Australia Enjoy a full day cruise to explore the Great Barrier Reef, including the opportunity to snorkel. If snorkeling isn’t your cup of tea, view the amazing sights of the Reef from an underwater observatory. B, L, D
Day 9: Aboriginal Culture Park, Australia Visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about the world’s oldest living culture, including didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing and other aspects of this rain forest culture. B, D
Day 10: Cape Tribulation, Australia A short ride brings us to the Daintree Rain Forest, the largest tropical rain forest in Australia, and a river cruise on the Daintree River. Continue to Cape Tribulation (named in 1770 by British navigator James Cook after his ship nearly sank after hitting a reef), a remote settlement amidst the rain forest. A bridge finished in 2011 created yearround access to Cape Tribulation for the first time! Overnight near Cape Tribulation. B, D
November 2-17, 2013 Per person rates* $4936 double single $5996 * Price DOES NOT include transcontinental airfare as it is unavailable at this time. We estimate it will be $2000, but the exact pricing will be available Spring, 2013. Price DOES include flight from Sydney to Cairns and Cairns to Christchurch.
Day 11: Queenstown, New Zealand Travel to Queenstown, a picturesque town in southwest New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and featuring stunning mountain views of The Remarkables and Cecil Peak, for a two-night stay. B, D Day 12: Milford Sound, New Zealand Enjoy a day trip to Milford Sound, a giant fjord system and one of the most spectacular sites in For an extended visit New Zealand. The steep canyon walls offer dra- to Asia, join us for a Princess Cruise from matic views of waterfalls and mountain peaks. Singapore to Sydney October 15-November Day 13: Christchurch, New Zealand Travel to Christchurch, New Zealand. After a short 4, 2013. Visit Thailand, Indonesia city tour, retire to the hotel for the evening. B, D Vietnam, and Darwin and Brisbane Australia before Day 14: Christchurch sightseeing Visit the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Bo- joining the Sunrise tanical Gardens and Mona Vale Gardens as we Tour in Sydney on Noexplore Christchurch, the largest city on the south vember 4, 2013. Please call for details. island of New Zealand. B Day 15: Christchurch, New Zealand Return to Cairns where we will enjoy a farewell dinner before our flight home. B, D Day 16: Return home While the return flight from Christchurch will entail a total of about 25 hours of travel time including layover, we will return to St. Louis on the night of the same day we depart because we will cross back over the International Date Line. B, D
Traditional Thanksgiving Celebration
Day 1: Stockbridge, MA Board your flight for New England. Upon arrival, travel to Stockbridge, MA to view the most famous Main Street in America as painted by Norman Rockwell. The well-known and awarded Red Lion Inn is our home for 2-nights. After dinner, retire to your room or feel free to enjoy the nightly live entertainment. D Day 2: Nostalgia After breakfast in the Inn, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum to discover the Saturday Evening Post paintings that made him a famous master in illustration. The Museum is dedicated to his works and features galleries, a gift shop, and Rockwell’s original studio. After some free time on Main street in Stockbridge, visit the Berkshire Museum featuring the Festival of Trees: a unique display of more than 100 twinkling trees each decorated with the heart and soul of the local community! Dinner tonight at The Red Lion Inn where the focus is the finest local ingredients. B, D Day 3: New York City This morning we travel to New York City. After lunch in Manhattan and a visit to the 9-11 Memorial, enjoy free time to explore the city. Shop in Times Square, see Rockefeller Center, visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral or whatever you choose before crossing the Hudson River into Teaneck, NJ
for a 2-night stay. B, L
Day 4: Happy Thanksgiving Today is Thanksgiving and we’re in for a special treat as we head into Manhattan early for the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You’ve seen it on TV, now you’ll be there to watch it in person! This afternoon we’ll board the Bateaux NY, a European style all-glass dining vessel with unobstructed views of the city, for a two-hour cruise with a Thanksgiving festive menu. B, L
November 25-30, 2013 Per person rates* double $1999 triple/quad $1875 single $2372 * Includes roundtrip airfare from KC.
Day 5: Traditions of the 17th Century Travel north to Plymouth, MA and the Plimoth Plantation. Step back to 1627, just 7 years after the arrival of the Mayflower, and tour the recreated 17th Plimouth Plantation century English Village complete with re-enactors and furnished reproductions of the Colony. Discover how the 17th century Wampanoag lived by exploring their living history exhibit. Then, enjoy the finest food of the time served by Pilgrim hosts who entertain with song, stories and spicy conversation of tales of England at an authentic Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims. B, D Day 6: Return Home Filled with fond memories of places seen and people met, board your flight for home. B
Macy’s Day Parade
European Christmas Markets Day 1: Overnight flight International flight. D (onboard plane) Day 2: Rothenburg, Germany Arrive in Frankfurt and board our luxury coach for the short drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This medieval city is one of only a few that exist in Germany that still have their entire medieval defensive wall intact. Rothenburg also has a Christmas market, and after touring the city on a short walk with a local guide to learn its history, we will have time to enjoy a smaller and quaint market. You will want to stop to visit Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Christkindlmarkt, an enormous Christmas shop which is open year-round. B (onboard plane) Day 3: Nurnburg, Germany In the past century, Nürnberg has dark ties to the Nazi party, and was the scene of the war trials held by allied forces. In more modern times it has a much brighter reputation as the site of the best Christmas markets in Germany. Dozens and dozens of stands which are decorated for the season are set in the city center square, with craftsmen that have handmade a large variety of goods to sell. Some stands are cooking sausages and others are warming Glühwein, a mix of red wine and spices. We return Rothenburg for overnight. B, D Day 4: Strasbourg, France After breakfast we depart for Strasbourg, France where we tour the Cathedral of Strasbourg, St. Thomas’s Church, and the University, the Astronomical clock and the historic “La Petite Strasbourg” quarter. Our highlight will be exploring Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market around its impressive cathedral since 1570! While we are walking through the city, we see the work of the talented craftsmen, and the Bredle Market where we may taste little delicious cakes traditionally prepared during the advent period. B, D Day 5: Triberg, Germany Today we head for the beauty of the Black Forest at Christmas time. We stop in Freiburg to explore the Christmas Market before we visit the Gutach Farm Museum and a Cuckoo Clock Shop. We overnight in Triberg. B, D Day 6: Oberammergau We travel southeast for a tour of Neuschwanstein, the grand palace created by Ludwig II of Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps, and is said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle. Next we travel
to Oberammergau, a small village dotted with or- Nov.29-Dec. 9, 2013 nately painted homes and woodcarving shops, Per person rates* where handmade carvings are sold. B, D double $3579 single $4054 Day 7: Oberammergau * Includes roundtrip This morning we will tour another of Ludwig’s pal- airfare from KC. aces, which lies about 15 miles from Oberammergau. Not as grand in stature as Neuschwanstein, the Palace Linderhof is tucked into the forest, hidden from view and very unique. After touring the palace we will travel half the distance back to our hotel to stop in the village of Ettal. Here we will have time to find lunch on our own, and stroll through the beautiful baroque monastery. After lunch we will visit a local cheese maker, for a tour and a cheese tasting. We then return to have some free time to explore Oberammergau. B, D Day 8: Salzburg, Austria Upon arrival in Salzburg, the city of Mozart, and The Sound of Music, a local guide will take us on a short walking tour including the Mirabel Gardens (the setting where “Do Re Mi” was sung in The Sound of Music), and down the streets of the famous Getreidegasse (the traditional cobblestoned shopping street in the old part of the city). On our tour we will go into the home where Mozart was born, and walk through the city’s grand cathedral. This evening we will have dinner at the St Peter Stiftskeller, the oldest restaurant in Europe, having been documented as early as the year 803. B, D
A custom Sunrise Tours itinerary featuring Germany, France & Austria!
Day 9: Salzburg After breakfast this morning, we will tour a salt mine. We will don miners garb, and slide our way underground for a truly fun and educational experience. In the afternoon we will return to Salzburg for some free time to explore Salzburg’s Christmas market. Tonight we have dinner on our own. B Day 10: Munich, Germany Travel to Munich, where we will meet a local guide and learn about the history and highlights of the city. Then have one last opportunity to explore a Christmas market, or opt to visit one of the many world-class museums on your own. Tonight we dine at Weihenstephan Brewery, a brewery started one thousand years ago by monks. B, D Day 11: Return flight home This morning we say ‘Auf Wiederseh’n’ to Germany as we catch our return flight home. B
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Dear Travelers, Many exciting things have been happening with “McKinzie Tours”. As you know, we have been partnering with “Sunrise Tours” in St. Louis for most of the past year. This partnership has been so successful and well-liked by our clients, and theirs, that they have purchased “McKinzie Tours”. After 25 years I still love the tour industry and the ability it offers for me to travel and explore the world with you, our wonderful clients. I will continue to be in the office on a part time basis planning day trips and doing sales. As always I’m still looking for exciting new ideas and hope you will continue to write or stop by our new office with them. If you have a group such as your church, bank, golf league or travel club we would be happy to help you with itinerary planning and partnering. The new owners of McKinzie Tours, (now Sunrise Tours), are Brent and Kristen Dalrymple whose parents started their business about the same time I did. Brent and Kristen grew up knowing and loving the industry, following college they returned with fresh knowledge, ideas and great business savvy. Thank you for your loyal support over the years, it’s meant more than I can say. I will look forward to seeing you at the Travel Show on February 27th. Pat
Travel Show Invite
We will host a travel show at 1:00PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, located at 147th and Mission Road. We will present details on many upcoming tours and also play an exciting game of “The Tour Price is Right” featuring fun and valuable prizes! You won’t want to miss this travel show!
The Lodge at Ironwoods