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April 26 - 30, 2022
featuring the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Seattle- Waitlist
This tour is full of beauty, nature, and landscapes. We will enjoy the beauty of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and also visit Tulip Town, a 30-acre farm offering a variety of display gardens including a windmill garden, an International Peace Garden and a stunning 10-acre field planted in stripes of colors. We will jump aboard San Juan Cruises Salish, a splendid private motor yacht, for an exclusive cruise through the magnificent San Juan Islands. Our cruise route will take us through Swinomish Channel and under Deception Pass Bridge, as we search for orca, humpback, and minke whales, bald eagles, harbor seals, Dall's porpoise and sea birds. We will spend an evening in Friday Harbor, a charming, historic, walkable seaport. Our second day of cruising aboard Salish will take us to Roche Harbor, then to Victoria, British Columbia. We will tour Victoria, as well as enjoy 55 acres of floral splendor at one of the world's most magnificent gardens, Butchart Gardens. We will enjoy the British tradition of an authentic Victorian High Tea. Then we board Victoria Clipper, a high-speed catamaran, for our trip back to Seattle. Learn more about this enchanting tour. Register for the Sensational Washington tour.
May 11 - 23, 2022
A journey to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - Waitlist
Irish eyes will be smiling during this 13 day/12 night adventure. We will have overnights in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Galway, Donegal and Belfast. You will be able to go on a self guided tour of Kilkenny Castle, which overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. Go on a visit to the Waterford Crystal factory and watch craftsmen transform molten crystal into elegant shapes. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" or explore the tranquil gardens. After crossing the River Shannon on a ferry, you arrive at the famous Cliffs of Mohr. Stand in absolute awe of these series of cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You will board a full scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. Visit the Slane Whiskey Distillery where storytellers will immerse you in the wonderful world of whiskey. This is a trip you don't want to miss. Learn more about Ireland. Register for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland tour.
July 18 - 26, 2022
Mark Twain's Mississippi River Cruise
Redwing to Alton
As river bends unspool, the natural splendor comes alive along the dramatic riverbanks and bluffs of this glacial valley. Much like Mark Twain would have experienced on his many trips along the river, you'll be captivated by the cultures you discover and bounty that awaits. Hop aboard the American Countess. With only 245 guests, her sleek, contemporary design offers plenty of open space for gathering and sharing the fun, and you'll love the great forward-facing windows and portside bar with an 80 foot view. Work-out in the contemporary gym with its brand new equipment and a dramatic river backdrop. Our cruise will start in Redwing and we will have stops in La Crosse, Dubuque, Bettendorf, Burlington, Hannibal, and St. Louis. Learn more about this Mississippi River Adventure. Register for the Mark Twain tour.
August 9 - 19, 2022
Danube River Cruise
Visit historic Salzburg. Explore Gottweig Abbey, one of Austria's most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. Spend two days in Vienna, and celebrate the city's musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Straus. Soak in the healing qualities of Budapest's thermal baths. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the "Blue Danube" is one you are sure to love. Special Air Fare package offered through November 30, 2021. Learn more about this Romantic Danube Adventure. Register for the Romantic Danube tour
September 27 - October 6, 2022
Canadian Rockies - Vancouver to Jasper Rail- Waitlist
Join us for a wonder that will last a lifetime! We will start in Vancouver and visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Then board the Rocky Mountaineer train to see the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. The train will travel along the shores of Kamloops Lake. On our way to Jasper National Park, one highlight will be Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. One of our next stops includes the Columbia Icefields to experience an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. We will experience the Glacier Skywalk with a glass-floored observation platform that extends nearly 100 feet out over the Sunwapta Valley. Then off to Yoho National Park which offers magnificent natural wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, the turquoise serene waters of Emerald Lake, and a natural Rock Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. Captivating Banff National Park is a must see, along with the breath taking surroundings of Lake Louise. The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. There is so much natural beauty packed into this 7-day tour and some areas can only be traveled by train. Learn more about this Canadian Rockies experience. Register for the Vancouver to Jasper Rail tour.
December 6 - 11, 2022
Christmas in Boston
The Nutcracker Ballet and the Newport Mansions
Christmas in Boston turns the city into a festive wonderland of lights, spectacular decorations, special holiday music, and plenty of good cheer. Visit the Boston Opera house to see The Nutcracker ballet! Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the world famous Boston Pops at the historic Symphony Hall. Be mesmerized by a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. Come and join us for this wonderful Christmas tour! Register for the Christmas in Boston tour.
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