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July 12 - 23, 2021
Alaska Land and Cruise Tour
Join us as we experience the "final frontier" - Alaska. The adventure begins in Anchorage, Alaska. We will travel southward on the stunning Seward Highway. It has been called one of the most scenic highways in the U.S. Our stay for the evening will be at the Alyeska Resort, nestled at the base of Mount Alyeska. Enjoy a tram ride up the mountain and take in breathtaking views of the endless peaks of the Chugach Mountain range and seven "hanging" glaciers. Watch for wildlife as our scenic float trip takes us through the Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. We will take a 5-hour Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise and experience up-close encounters with wildlife as the ship is guided along massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, stopping along the route to view passing whales and otters. Enjoy the Seavey "Ididaride" Complex, where we will take a wilderness dogsled ride. Then we will board Celebrity Cruises beautiful Millennium for a 7-night cruise. Our first destination will be the Hubbard Glacier, a towering glacier which is about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline. We will port in Juneau, which features more hiking trails than roads. Additional stops include Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Ketchikan. Then travel through the Inside Passage, which is home to bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Our cruise ends in Vancouver. Learn more about this Alaskan adventure. Register for this tour.
August 22 - September 2, 2021
The Very Best of Eastern Germany
Our good friend and past tour leader, Christoph Voelkel, will take us on a 11-night journey to his motherland of East Germany. We will see sights that most haven't seen on other tours. Enjoy meats, cheeses, breads, and try local beers. We will learn the English Waltz from Christoph's sister at her dance school. We will visit the famous Meissen porcelain factory. We will have the opportunity to meet and hear from locals on our city tours of Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, and Potsdam. We will relax and enjoy the countryside between cities. Visit the Summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and eat at the same restaurant Goethe and Bach dined. We will take a river cruise on the river Spree and see Berlin from it's best angle. Learn more about this very best of Eastern Germany tour. Register for this tour.
September 13 - 19, 2021
Waco, Texas and Cowboy Country
Take a journey south to the country's most popular destinations including the creations of these pop-culture icons! Featuring The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, Blake Shelton's Ole Red restaurant, and Chip and Joanna's Magnolia Market at the Silos! Don't just watch television...live it! This tour has so much to offer above and beyond the featured popular destinations:
> Tour of Waco homes featured on "Fixer Upper"
> Visit Harp Design Company
> Fort Worth Stockyards with cattle drive
> Oklahoma City Memorial
> Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Chuck Wagon supper and so much more! Learn more about this trip of a lifetime. Register for this tour.
September 28 - October 7, 2021
Canadian Rockies - Journey through the Clouds
Vancouver to Jasper Rail - Wait List only
Join us for a wonder that will last a lifetime! We will start in Vancouver and visit the Vancouver Lookout, a 360-degree view of 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, we will visit Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Our next stop is the Columbia Icefield 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 the 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 10-day tour and some areas can only be traveled by train. Learn more about this spectacular tour that you don't want to miss! Register for this tour.
November 11 - 16, 2021
Holiday Time in New York City
The holidays are a great time to take in "The Big Apple" - New York City. We will spend 4 nights at the beautiful Crowne Plaza, located right in the pulsating heart of Times Square and New York's historic Theater District. All of the excitement of the city is right outside our door! We’ll see some of the most iconic New York sites including Times Square, the Garment District, Madison Square Garden, Macy’s Flagship store, the Empire State Building, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca, Wall Street, Chinatown, Central Park, Museum Mile, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue. We’ll also visit the poignant 9/11 Memorial. The beautiful and touching memorial is a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future. We will go to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockettes. We will take in two Broadway musicals. We will shop in the fabulous Bryant Park Christmas Markets. And you will have plenty of time to venture on your own. Join us for this fabulous holiday adventure. Register for this tour.
January 30 - February 22, 2022
Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand
Your trip of a lifetime
Join us as we take you "Downunder" to Australia! See and enjoy iconic bucket list items such as the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Royal Botanical Garden, Ayers Rock, Uluru Cultural Center, and the Great Barrier Reef. You will even stay in the heart of the Australian Outback, as well as take a SkyRail ride to see the lush rain forests. You will then board the all-new Norwegian Spirit cruise ship. You will stop in Eden, then on to Burnie, Tasmania. The rest of the time will be spent cruising around New Zealand with stops in Timaru, Lyttelton, Marlborough, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga and Auckland. You will visit some of New Zealand's most beautiful regions on both the South and North Islands. This is truly a trip of a lifetime. Learn more about this amazing land and cruise tour. Register for this tour.
April 26 - 30, 2022
featuring the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Seattle
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 this tour.
May 11 - 23, 2022
A journey to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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 into the wonderful world of whiskey. This is a trip you don't want to miss. Learn more about Ireland. Register here.
June 10 - 19, 2022
Spend an evening at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Take a Honolulu city tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, the National Cemetery of the Pacific before boarding the lovely Pride of America Norwegian Cruise Line. Spend two spectacular days in Maui where you can relax on a pristine beach, play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses, visit Haleakala volcano, enjoy the sites along Hana Highway, tour a historical plantation or search for humpback whales. We will then venture to Hilo, Hawaii, where many exciting options await you on this side of the "Big Island." Kona, Hawaii offers the quintessential Hawaiian experience. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. Take a surfing lesson, a kayak trip or some other adventure. Our next island port is Kauai, which is believed to be Hawaii's most beautiful island. Nature is truly the star on this island from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena. We will spend an afternoon cruising the Na Pali Coast and take in the beautiful scenery. After disembarking the ship, we will take a full-day Grand Circle Island tour of Oahu. Learn more about this Aloha Adventure. Register for this 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 this tour.
October 1 - 6, 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico
50th International Balloon Fiesta
What a tour! Featuring two events at the Balloon Fiesta field including VIP Chasers Club admission, hands on cooking class at the internationally acclaimed Culinary School of Cooking in Santa Fe, visits to the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America - Acoma Pueblo/Sky City, the Turquoise Castle, the Turquoise Museum, Sandia Peak Gondola ride and so much more. Learn more about Albuquerque and the balloon festival. Register for this tour.
December 6 - 11, 2022
Christmas with the Boston Pops
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 today.
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