13-Day From the Shannon to the Thames

 

13-day tour featuring Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Bristol, London and more…

This exciting itinerary combines scenic highlights of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Start in Limerick with two overnights and an excursion to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, the seaside destination of Galway, and Rathbaun Farm, where you learn about sheep shearing and dog whistling, bake your own scones, and enjoy them fresh from the oven with coffee. Take in the stunning 100-mile drive around the Ring of Kerry and stop in the popular resort town of Killarney. Then, on to Blarney, St. Patrick’s Cashel, and Dublin, where a comprehensive orientation drive includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. Cross into Northern Ireland to visit fascinating Giant’s Causeway with its new visitor center, and explore the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast. Next, board the ferry to Scotland and drive through the scenic border country to Edinburgh with its castle and Crown Jewels. Tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo on departures August 5-23. In Alnwick, south of the border, decide whether you wish to visit the castle, ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, or explore the lavish Alnwick Garden. Your Tour Director will take you on a walking tour through the narrow Shambles in York. Then, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon for a visit of William Shakespeare’s birthplace before arriving in Bristol and setting off on the Local Favorite— a visit to 13th-century Castle Combe in the Cotswolds and dinner at a village inn. The Roman excavations at Bath, prehistoric Stonehenge, and London, with a guided sightseeing tour that includes all the famous landmarks, are the final highlights of your vacation.
Tour pricing starts at $2,805 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2016 departures available April through September

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10-day Spectacular Alaska!

 

10-day tour featuring Anchorage, Valdez, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park and more…

When you think of a spectacular Alaska vacation, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this tour through Alaska is sure to delight!

Board the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear a private presentation by a Denali park ranger. Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. Just imagine the gorgeous scenery you’ll see! You’ll also take a cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser near Anchorage, and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a vacation to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for a trip that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.
Tour pricing starts at $3,177 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2016 departures available May through September

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13-day Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World

 

13-day tour featuring Santiago, Punta Arenas, Buenos Aires, and more…

Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world. Starting in the lively capital city of Santiago, jump right into the fun of this tour by heading to Santa Rita Winery, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and taste, blend, and bottle your own wine to take home with you! On your tour of Santiago you’ll be surprised at how a city of so many people can be so well kept and vibrant—a city packed with local parks, artwork at every turn, and European-style squares. Cruise on Seno Ultima Esperanza to visit famous glaciers, only accessible by boat; visit Chile’s largest natural reserve; and even trek through a cold and unspoiled rainforest on this day of unspeakable scenic beauty.
In Tierra del Fuego, an expert Naturalist will lead you around the delicate ecosystems of this southernmost national park.

Head north to Buenos Aires, where you will conclude your Patagonian journey with exciting new adventures like a wine tasting with a local sommelier in a Cava setting, visit famous Recoleta Cemetery, and El Zanjón—a part of Buenos Aires that was sealed off hundreds of years ago to prevent the spread of yellow fever and just recently excavated in the last 20 years. And no visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a lesson in the sizzling, sensuous Tango!

Tour pricing starts at $4,559 p.p.d.o.

Departures Available: February 2016 through April 2017

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6-Day The Great Gatsby Getaway – A SpecTAPular Event

 

6-days of Luxurious Roaring 20s at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan

We request your presence as we repeat the past. For this venture, we have rented the entirety of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island where we shall enjoy those famous summer evenings of 1922, of which so much has been written.

Tour pricing starts at $1,349 p.p.d.o.

September 12, 2015 Departure Date

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7-Day The Canyon Country Experience Tour

 

7-days of exploring the best National Parks of the southwest and being immersed in Native American Culture

The ever-changing landscapes of Canyon Country are something that everyone should witness in their lifetime. Each stop will leave you in awe of its unique beauty, a beauty that only the forces of nature can accomplish over centuries of time.

Tour pricing starts at $1,755 p.p.d.o.

October 2016 Departure Dates

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12-day London, Paris, & Rome

12-day tour featuring London, Paris, Lucerne, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Tuscany, and more…Cosmopolitan flair combined with unique style characterize the ever-popular cities of London, Paris and Rome. Complementing these exciting cities is the stunning Swiss Lake Region, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, the architecture of Florence, and the splendid scenery of Tuscany.Tour Price $2,940 p.p.d.o. if booked by 9/30/15. Rate applies to the following 2016 departures: May 4, July 20, September 7 & 21
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15-Day HEART OF EUROPE Circle Tour

15-day tour featuring Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and more… Going on its 55th year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. This itinerary offers seven countries, enchanting cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor. It is an ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value…Tour Price $2,590 p.p.d.o. if booked by 9/30/2015. Introductory Rate applies to 2016 departure dates.
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15-Day HEART OF EUROPE Circle Tour

15-day tour featuring Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and more…

Going on its 55th year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. This itinerary offers seven countries, enchanting cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor. It is an ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value…Tour Price $2,640 p.p.d.o. if booked by 7/15/2015. Featured Departure Dates: October 14 & 19, 2015

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12-Day Treasures of Italy Tour

 

Florence, Italy

12-day tour featuring Milan, Verona, Venice, the Tuscany Region, Pisa, Florence, Rome, and more…

So many of the famous sights that you’ve seen in pictures are found in this storied country . . . the Roman Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, the Duomo in Florence, Pisa’s Leaning Tower, the Canals of Venice, and fashionable Milan. This is the very best Italy has to offer in a 12-day tour.

Tour Price $2,440 p.p.d.o. if booked by 7/15/2015

Rate applies to the following departures:

September 15 & October 6, 2015

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13-Day Eastern US & Canada Discovery

 

13-day tour featuring Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Washington D.C. and more…

Savor the diversity and enchantment of the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this enticing vacation, featuring a boat cruise and visits to the most important monuments. Begin your trip in exciting Boston, where your sightseeing tour focuses on historic sites such as the Old North Church and the Old State House. Then it’s on to romantic Québec City, Canada’s only walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Québec City tour with a Local Guide features the Place d’Armes, the ancient Palace Royale, and the Plains of Abraham. Next, continue to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, for a sightseeing tour, a visit to Notre Dame Basilica, and an afternoon at leisure.

Drive west to beautiful Ottawa, Canada’s capital, where you’ll see the Canadian Mint, Parliament Hill, and experience a special guided tour of the Parliament of Canada – learn about the history and hear stories as you stand front and center in Canada’s seat of Democracy.

Next is the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, for a sightseeing tour and free time. See magnificent Niagara Falls on a Maid of the Mist cruise before returning to the U.S. to visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home of the religious Amish and Mennonite communities. Enjoy a traditional Amish feast and learn about the Amish faith, culture, and way of life. Next, travel to Washington DC, where your tour features Washington DC’s famous monuments and government buildings. Finally, travel north to Philadelphia for a sightseeing tour including Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Your grand vacation ends in New York City.

Tour pricing starts at $2,971 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available August through October

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