Trains & Mountain of West Virginia

A place to renew your soul where nature has not been re-arranged by the hand of man
You can’t appreciate the beauty culture and history of West Virginia until you experience it and what better time than during the fall of the year. Deep river gorges, peaceful valleys and mountains that touch the sky tell the story of this serene yet rugged way of life. Go into a mountain coal mine then ride a steam engine to the top of a mountain. Be awed at the Appalachian folk art and awestruck at the National Radio Observatory that keeps a watchful ear and eye on the universe. Play a round of Golf, learn to skeet shoot, go horseback riding or hiking or just sit back and relax. This tour has something for everyone and you are sure to fall in love with West Virginia.

Highlights include :

  • New River Gorge
  • Exhibition Coal Mine
  • Tamarck Appalachian Cultural Center
  • Cass Railroad
  • National Radio Observatory
  • Canaan Valley Resort
  • Blenko Glass Company
  • Heritage Farm: Smithsonian Affiliated Museum

Tour Pricing starts at $1,269 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 9, 2017

Ranches, Mansions, Millionaires and Cowboys

Oklahoma and the Development of the West
Established with a Land Run and designated a state in 1907, Oklahoma is just over a hundred years young. A land of diversity from its fascinating, unparalleled history and unexpected breathtaking scenery to its Americana charm and hospitable people, learn why Oklahoma is a special place.

Highlights include :

  • Will Rogers Memorial
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
  • Marland Mansion
  • Will Rogers Birth Home
  • Marland Grand Home
  • Pawnee Biil Ranch
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • Cherokee Strip Heritage Center
  • Dodge City Boot Hill

Tour Pricing starts at $1,424 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: October 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse & Yellowstone Tour

A once in a lifetime celestial experience in the shadow of the Tetons coupled with the beauty and majesty of Yellowstone National Park
In August of 2017 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor near Yellowstone National Park.  Experience this rare event as you begin a scenic 7 day journey through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Highlights include :

  • Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • Total Solar Eclipse
  • Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jackson, WY
  • Snake River Float Trip
  • Salt Lake City

Tour Pricing starts at $2,195 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: August 20, 2017

Great Gatsby Getaway Tour

Step back in time as we celebrate the Golden Age of hot jazz, flapper fashion and dancing the night away in northern Michigan
Enjoy gangster tales along with the modern life in the beautiful Traverse City. Stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and enjoy those famous summer evenings of 1922, of which so much has been written in Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Parties on the island will be reminiscent of the Roaring 20’s with costume competitions, Charleston Dancing, interviews with personalities of the day, and living the good life as they did in the 1920’s.

 

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

Departure Dates available: September 30, 2017

Savannah, Charleston & the Golden Isles of Georgia Tour

Where Southern Hospitality was Born, Nurtured & is Now Just A Way of Life!
Genteel… gracious… historic… beautiful… these are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of these places. Everything you’ve heard is true, now start packing!

Highlights include :

  • Savannah, America’s first planned community
  • Isle of Hope
  • Georgia’s First Plantation
  • George Whitfield’s Orphaned Boys Home
  • Tybee Island
  • Harbor Tour
  • Palatial Homes tour
  • Cooper River Bridge
  • Patriots Point
  • Fort Sumpter
  • Drayton Hall
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • The Golden Isles
  • Fort Frederica
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Tour Pricing starts at $2,464 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May 1, 2017

Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Tour

The Sonoran Desert Pulls You In… & Then Surprises You
With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is the place to vacation! A bit off the beaten path… Tucson’s unique attractions beckon you to discover and explore. The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls you in, then surprises you at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be, truly an oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious… Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you!

Highlights include :

  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Tour of Tuscon
  • Mission Xavier’s del Bac
  • Old Town
  • Biosphere 2
  • Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Bisbee
  • Copper Queen Mine
  • Tombstone Tour
  • History of American Wild West
  • Arizon-Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Jeep Tour
  • Picnic Dinner in the Desert
  • The Mini Time Museum

Tour Pricing starts at $1,713 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: March 14, 2017

Pacific Northwest Adventure Tour

Enjoy a seven day excursion through the Picturesque Pacific Northwest as you travel along the breathtaking Washington and Oregon Coastline!


Experience highlights of this incredible coastal area including Seattle & Portland along with Puget Sound, Mt. St. Helen’s, the rugged Oregon Coast and the Columbia River Gorge.  New adventures in Art, Northwest Cuisine and a thrilling Dune Buggy Ride await!  *Optional Victoria, BC post-tour is available.

Highlights include :

  • Seattle
  • Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden
  • Duck Tour of Seattle
  • Boeing Future of Flight
  • Mt. St Helens
  • The Astoria Columm
  • Fort Clatsup National Historic Park
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory
  • Lincoln Culinary Center
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Bonfire on the Beach
  • Sea Lion Caves
  • Dune Buggy Ride
  • Portland
  • International Rose Test Gardens
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Mt. Hood
  • Multnomah Falls

Tour Pricing starts at $1,890 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: July 16, 2017

The Queen Mary & Catalina Island

An Island Oasis
Catalina Island lies in the Pacific Ocean, twenty-two miles west of Los Angeles. The island combines natural beauty with a wide range of amenities and activities. With over fifty miles of shoreline, secluded coves, and dramatic views, this destination has earned a reputation as “the island of romance”.

Highlights include :

  • The Queen Mary
  • Glory Days Tour
  • Catalina Express
  • Catalina Island Casino
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Inland Expedition
  • Sundown Isthmus Cruise
  • Harbor Reef Restaurant
  • Native Plant Nursery
  • Airport in the Sky
  • Conservancy Nature Center
  • Bald Eagle Habitat
  • Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve

Tour Pricing starts at $1,715 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: May 22, 2017

Cherry Blossom Spring Fling Tour in Washington D.C. and Virginia

Featuring Washington, DC, Monticello, Mt. Vernon, Skyline Drive, and more! See Washington, DC, during peak Cherry Bloom season!
Spring in our Nation’s Capital is breathtaking, displaying a riot of pink and white flowering trees and brilliant bulb flowers. See the National Cherry Blossom Parade from premium reserved seats and explore the monuments and memorials of our Nation’s Capital! Visit the famous places and sites renowned throughout the country and around the globe!

Highlights include :

  • Arlington National Cemetery and Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court Building
  • Illuminated Monument driving Tour
  • Cherry Blossom Parade with Premium View Seats
  • The Newseum
  • National World War II Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • The White House Visitor Center & Photo Opportunity of the White House
  • Smithsonian Institution ‘s Museums on the National Mall
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Home, Monticello
  • University of Virginia, Historic Rotunda, and the Academic Village
  • James Madison’s Home, Montpelier
  • Luray Caverns
  • Scenic Skyline Drive
  • Patsy Cline Hometown Tour & Live Entertainment
  • The Marshall House, Home of General George C. Marshall
  • Long Branch Plantation
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Grist Mill and Distillery
  • Colonial Old Town Alexandria
  • Manassas Battlefield
  • Smithsonian’s Institution Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum

Tour Pricing starts at $2,229 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April 6, 2017

Cajuns and Cowboys Tour

Zydeco to Western Swing, Gumbo to BBQ, Plantations to Texas Whitehouse
Mix a little Jazz, Zydeco and Western Swing music with Cajun food, Texas BBQ and a taste of Germany add a dash of good ole American Cowboys and you have a trip of a lifetime. Join us to learn about this great trip from New Orleans to  Ft. Worth. This is not your ordinary tour.

Highlights include :

  • Fully Escorted
  • Alligator Farm Visit
  • Ardoyne Sugar Plantation Visit
  • Avery Island Tobacco Factory
  • Lafayette Cajun Music, Food, and Culture
  • Louisiana Rum Distillery
  • Surprise Night
  • Austin Texas, History, Music, and Wildflowers
  • Lockhart TX BBQ Capitol of Texas
  • Gruene Texas Dance Hall and Shopping
  • San Antonio-Alamo-Mission San Jose-El Mercado
  • Fredricksburg- German Culture- Admiral Nimitz Museum
  • Lukenbach TX and Back to the Basics of Love
  • Bandera Cowboy Capitol of the World- Cowboy Cookout
  • LBJ Western Whitehouse
  • Ft. Worth Stockyards
  • Arlington Dallas Cowboys Stadium
  • Denton Horse Country Ranch Visit
  • Ft. Worth World Famous Billy Bob’s

Tour Pricing starts at $2,059 p.p.d.o.

Departure Dates available: April 27, 2017