6 DAYS – SAN FRANCISCO (Wine Country & Monterey);
- 1. Fisherman’s wharf
- 2. Golden Gate Bridge
- 3. Muir Woods National Park
- 4. Napa
- 5. Sausalito
- 6. San Francisco City Tour
- 7. Napa Valley Wine Country
Escape to the beauty and tranquility of Northern California’s greatest sights!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO;
Transfer to the Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s wharf. Welcome Dinner. (D)
DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO CITY TOUR, MUIR WOODS AND SAUSALITO:
Sights include Fisherman’s wharf, China town, and North Beach among highlights. Visit muir woods groves of Giant Red Woods. Enjoy Sausalito, with quaint shops, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s wharf (CB)
DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO THE WINE COUNTRY;
Learn about wine from our expert guides, tastings at three wineries included. Lunch (on own) in the heart of Napa Valley. Return to San Francisco, dinner is included. Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s wharf (CB,D).
DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO MONTEREY PENINSULA:
Make stops at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, and visit great shops and restaurants, Famous “17 - Mile Drive”, see Pebble Beach Golf Course, “Carmel by the sea”, walk through this charming town. Holiday Inn, Fisher man’s wharf (CB).
DAY 5: FREE DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO;
Free day to enjoy the “city by the Bay” . Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s wharf (CB)
DAY 6: DEPARTURE DAY:
Subject to your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your flight home (CB).
10 DAYS- ALASKA GRAND ADVENTURE
- 1. Matanuska Valley
- 2. Valdez, AK
- 3. Cruise Prince William Sound
- 4. Fairbanks Sightseeing Tour
- 5. Museum of the North
- 6. Riverboat Discovery III
- 7. Alaska Salmon Bake Dinner
- 8. Denali National Park
- 9. Denali Dinner Theater
- 10. Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour
- 1. 9 Nights Accommodations
- 2. 14 meals; 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Box meal, 3 Dinners
- 3. Deluxe Motor Coach
- 4. Professional Tour Guide
- 5. Baggage Handling for 1 Large Suitcase
- 6. All Taxes and Gratuities on included meals
Featuring Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks & Denali National Park;
DAY 1: FLY TO ANCHORAGE:
Fly to Anchorage, Alaska today to start your adventure. Overnight in Anchorage. Crowne Plaza or similar, Anchorage, AK.
DAY 2: VALDEZ:
This morning we board our motor coach and travel to Valdez. We drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster vegetables grow in the 24 - hour daylight. We stop at Worthington Glacier and arrive in Valdez early this evening. Valdez is nicknamed “Alaska’s Little Switzerland”. Best Western Valdez or similar, Valdez, AK(B)
DAY 3: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND CRUISE:
Today, enjoy the Valdez Museum before we board a Glacier & Wildlife Cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. We see the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales told by the Alaskan Crew. We look for seals, sea lion, otters, whales, and puffins throughout the half - day exploration cruise. We return to Valdez to overnight. Best Western Valdez or similar, Valdez, AK (B,L).
DAY 4: FAIRBANKS:
This morning we journey by coach north to Fairbanks, known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes us along Wrangell - St Elias National Park, the largest park in the United States. River’s Edge Cottages or simila r- Fairbanks, AK (B).
DAY 5: RIVER BOAT DISCOVERY CRUISE:
This morning we tour Fairbanks with an included visit to the Museum of the North. We cruise the Chena River aboard the grand stern wheeler River boat Discovery III and learn about Alaska Native Culture at an Athabaskan Indian Village. This evening we enjoy a traditional salmon bake dinner. River’s Edge Cottages or similar, Fairbanks, AK (B,D).
DAY 6: DENALI NATIONAL PARK:
The scenery continues to astound as we make our way south to Denali National Park. A free afternoon at Denali to experience the many optional attractions here. This evening we enjoy the fun at the Denali Dinner Theatre. Gizzly Bear Resort or similar, Denali National Park, AK (B,D)
DAY 7: DENALI NATIONAL PARK:
After a free morning, we travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour in search of wildlife. A snack box lunch will be served on this adventure. Gizzly Bear Resort or similar, Denali National Park, AK (B,Snack Box Meal)
DAY 8; ANCHORAGE:
This morning we board our motor coach and drive through incredible scenery to Talkeetna where we have time to explore this quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon we board the world - famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic trip to Anchorage. As we travel in spacious deluxe dome rail cars along the Susitna River, we may catch a glimpse of majestic Denali ( formerly Mt. Mckinley). Crowne Plaza or similar, Anchorage, AK (B).
DAY 9: ANCHORAGE:
We enjoy a tour of Anchorage with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The afternoon is free for exploring the downtown area. This evening we share stories of our Alaskan Adventure at our farewell dinner. Crowne Plaza or similar, Anchorage, AK (B,D).
DAY 10: FLY HOME:
Our Grand Alaska tour comes to an end as we transfer to the airport for our flight home (B).
6 DAYS - YELLOW STONE IN WINTER BY SNOW COACH
- 1. Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- 2. Yellowstone National Park via Snow Coach
- 3. Jackson Hole
- 4. National Elk Refuge
- 5. Sleigh Ride
- 6. Utah Olympic Park
- 7. Optional Snow Mobile Trip to Granite Hotsprings;
- 1. Transportation by Motor coach
- 2. Services of a Professional Tour Director/ Manager
- 3. Airport Transfers on arrival and departure
- 4. 5 Nights Accommodations
- 5. 5 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
- 6. Admissions as listed in the itinerary;
This tour is filled with pristine views of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and a winter Olympic City. See, live and experience this winter wonderland for yourself.
DAY 1: ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY:
Today begins your winter adventure! Arrive in Salt Lake City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a special welcome Dinner. Red Lion, Salt Lake City, UT (D).
DAY 2: MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR WEST YELLOW STONE:
Attend the world - famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly broadcast performance, then travel north into Idaho and drive through the Island Park Region. Cross Targhee pass and enter Montana to reach your overnight location of west Yellowstone. Gray Wolf Inn, west Yellowstone, MT(B,D).
DAY 3: YELLOWSTONE:
Travel onboard a private chartered snow coach through Yellowstone National Park. An experienced Yellowstone Guide narrates as we tour the park’s famous sights, including Firehole Falls, Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful. Travel south into Grand Teton National Park. Sit back and take in the scenery as we continue to Jackson Hole. Lexington, Jackson Hole, WY (B,D).
DAY 4: ELK REFUGE - JACKSON:
Enjoy a beautiful winter day in this city at the base of the rugged Teton Mountains. Today you are in for a fantastic winter experience. Just a couple of miles north of Jackson is the National ELK Refuge, winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. This morning get a close - up view as you take a horse drawn sleigh ride right into the massive herd on the Elk Refuge. Your sleigh driver and guide will explain how the settling of the Jackson valley affected the elk herd winter migration and why the refuge now plays an important role in their survival. After a unique experience, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art. With collections of nearly twenty - three hundred works of wildlife art, the Museum strives to enrich and inspire appreciation of art and humanity’s relationship with nature. This afternoon, return to Jackson with the rest of the day free to explore the many shops, galleries and restaurants of this fascinating wild west Town. Lexington, Jackson Hole, WY (B).
DAY 5: OLYMPIC PARK - SALT LAKE CITY:
Today, travel through western Wyoming and into the rugged snake river canyon before a stop in Evanston. Next, cross into Utah and stop at Utah Olympic Park for a tour of the facility that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host world cup events. This evening you are back in Salt Lake City where you will join the group for a Farewell Dinner. Red Lion, Salt Lake City UT(B,D).
DAY 6: DEPARTURE:
Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport for your homebound flight. While this adventure is over, the experiences and memories will be yours for a lifetime (B).
7 DAYS - YELLOW STONE EXPERIENCE (A wildlife safari);
- 1. West Yellowstone
- 2. Yellow Stone National Park
- 3. Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
- 4. Yellow Stone Wildlife Safari
- 5. Grand Teton National Park
- 6. Snake River Float Trip
- 7. Cruise on Jenny Lake
- 8. American West Heritage Center
- 1. Transportation by Motor coach
- 2. Services of a Professional Tour Director
- 3. Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 4. 6 Nights’ Accommodations
- 5. 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
- 6. Admissions as listed in the itinerary.
Seven days filled with rustic mountain scenery, geothermal wonders and wildlife experiences you will never forget. Yellow Stone National Parks is home to over sixty species of mammals, untamed landscapes and geothermic features that have captivated visitors for generations. It is time to experience America’s first National Park in a unique, new way - on a wildlife safari (for further details read the section/content of our website Titled - National Parks Around The World) A must read.
DAY 1: SALT LAKE CITY - IDAHO FALLS:
Upon arrival meet your Tour Director/Manager and travel north to Idaho Falls. Check into the hotel then enjoy a special welcome Dinner. Hilton Garden Inn, Idaho Falls, ID (D)
DAY 2: YELLOW STONE:
Today, travel along the west side of the Teton Range through Island Park on the famed Henry’s Fork River. After a rest stop in West Yellowstone, enter Yellow Stone National Park to witness an eruption of Old Faithful, before seeing more of the geyser basins including Fountain Paint Pots. Return to West Yellow Stone for an overnight. Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, West Yellowstone, MT (B).
DAY3: YELLOW STONE WILDLIFE SAFARI:
Today, tour the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center with a naturalist guide. This afternoon, break into small groups and depart on a Yellow Stone Wildlife Safari.
Travel through Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth Hotsprings followed by the Lamar Valley for a picnic dinner. Using high - quality optics, explore the Lamar Valley in the evening when animals are most active. Keep the camera ready: elk, bison, moose, wolves and bear frequently make an appearance in these areas at dusk. Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, West Yellow Stones, MT (B, D).
DAY 4: YELLOW STONE - GRAND TETON:
Today, return to Yellow Stone National Park for another great day of sightseeing including the “Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone” with both upper and lower falls and scenic Hayden Valley, famous for large herds of buffalo and other wildlife. In the afternoon, enter Grand Teton National Park for sightseeing including Jackson Lake Lodge. Then arrive in Jackson for a 2 night stay. Dinner included at local restaurant. 49’ er Inn & Suites, WY (B,D).
DAY 5: GRAND TETON:
Begin the day’s exploration of Grand Teton National Park on a scenic Float Trip down the Snake River with spectacular views of the mighty Tetons. Then travel to historic Jackson Lake Lodge with time to enjoy the view and have lunch on own. After lunch, travel south along the inner road with picture stops at various scenic view points along the way including Jenny Lake which offers unique photo taking opportunities. Evening free on own in Jackson. 49’er Inn & Suites, Jackson WY (B)
DAY 6: JACKSON - SALT LAKE CITY:
Today, start with a drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, make a stop at picturesque Bear Lake - for an included lunch with a view of the lake. Return to Salt Lake City and enjoy a driving tour of the city. Tonight join the group for a special farewell dinner at the Roof Restaurant overlooking Temple Square. Hampton Inn Airport, Salt Lake City, UT (B,L,D)
DAY 7: DEPARTURE:
This morning enjoy the Mormon Tabernade Choir (choir schedule permitting) before transferring to the airport (B).
8 DAYS - RED CLIFFS UTAH ADVENTURE BY RAIL:
- 1. Amtrak Ride from Denver to Grand Junction
- 2. Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge
- 3. Scenic Raft Trip on the Colorado River
- 4. Bryce Canyon National Park
- 5. Arches National Park
- 6. Jet Boat Tour of Canyonlands National Park
- 7. Zion National Park
- 1. Transfers in Denver and Salt Lake City
- 2. Motor coach transportation in Utah
- 3. 1 Night in Denver
- 4. 4 Nights at Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah
- 5. 2 Nights at Bryce Canyon
- 6. Amtrak transportation from Denver to Grand Junction.
Ride the rails via Amtrack to experience the beauty of Colorado and Utah staying at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge in Moab, on the Colorado River surrounded by magnificent red cliffs!
DAY 1: INDEPENDENT ARRIVALS INTO DENVER:
Voucher for transport to your hotel. Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Denver, CO
DAY 2: DENVER TO MOAB:
All aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr for your daylight ride to Grand Junction. Enjoy the glass dome area viewing the panoramic scenery of the magnificent countryside. A scenic coach ride takes you to the beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge, nestled in the magnificent Red Rock Cliffs. A prime rib dinner is included this evening. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT (D).
DAY 3: RAFTING ON THE COLORADO RIVER:
After breakfast, depart for a scenic raft trip. Travel upstream and launch the rafts onto the Colorado River at Hittle Bottom backed by an astounding view of magnificent Fisher Towers. After a wonderful float, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the resort’s amenities including the western movie museum. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort. Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT (B,D).
DAY 4: DEAD HORSE POINT AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARK:
Breakfast is included thismorning before you meet your guide and travel to Dead Horse Point State Park for one of the most spectacular scenes in the southwest. You will see the expanse of Canyonlands National Park and the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. A picnic lunch is included. Next, visit Arches National Park. Visit all the park highlights
Including Park Avenue, Balance Rock. The windows and Delicate Arch. Red cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT (B , L)
DAY- 5: JET BOAT TOUR OF CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK;
Today, Breakfast is included this morning at the Lodge. You may relax or choose an optional 2 - hour Hummer tour on the Hell's Revenge Trail or horseback riding.
Later everyone has lunch before you depart on an afternoon Jet Boat Tour of Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River. Enjoy a cowboy cookout tonight. Red cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT (B,L,D).
DAY -6: MOAB TO BRYCE CANYON;
Today, enjoy breakfast before you check - out. You will motor to Capitol Reef National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch before sightseeing ancient petroglyphs. Continue to Bryce arriving in the late afternoon for sightseeing. After an afternoon of exploration, you will have dinner on your own before checking into the hotel. Best Western Grand, Bryce Canyon, UT (B,L).
DAY- 7: BRYCE AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS:
Enjoy breakfast, meet your guide and depart for Zion Nationa Park. Your guide will tell you about the natural wonders of the Park . Zion was designated in 1919, making it Utah's Oldest National Park. It is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Return to Bryce and enjoy a farewell dinner . Best Western Grand, Bryce Canyon, UT (B,D).
DAY-8: BRYCE CANYON TO SALT LAKE CITY;
After breakfast, check out and enjoy a scenic ride to Salt Lake City for lunch and airline departures (B)
6 DAYS-UTAH MIGHTY 5 TOUR
· 1. Knowledgeable Tour Guide
· 2. Comfortable Transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter with captain chairs
· 3. 5 Nights Hotel Lodging with breakfast
· 4. 2 Dinners
· 5. 6 Lunches
· 6. Park Entrace Fees
Explore five breathtaking national parks : Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion.
DAY- 1: SALT LAKE CITY TO CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK:
Today, Depart at 7AM. Travel through Wasatch Mountains to Canyonlands National Park. Explore Island in the Sky Region .Visit Mesa Arch, Grand View Point, Green River Overlook, and others. Explore Dead Horse Point State Park before returning to Moab, UT.
Enjoy a welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers before retiring at the Moab Valley Inn for the the evening. Moab Valley Inn (LD).
DAY- 2; ARCHES NATIONAL PARK;
Explore Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, the window section, and other areas. After lunch, explore Arches further and also enjoy a scenic drive/hike along the Colorado River showcasing ancient petroglyphs depicting animals, humans, and geometrick pattern carved onto red-rock walls. Moab Valley Inn (BL).
DAY-3: CANYONLANDS AND CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARKS;
Explore other regions of Canyonlands and then travel over to Capitol Reef National Park. Enroute, visit one of our hidden gems, Goblin Valley State Park. After lunch, continue onto Capitol Reef. Explore the water pocket Fold which is Capitol Reef's most distinctive feature. Millions of years of erosion contributed to the 100 - mile - long monocline's twisting Canyons , arches, and domes. Afterwards, continue to Capitol Reef Resort for a relaxing evening. Capitol Reef Resort or similar (B, L).
DAY-4: CAPITOL REEF AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS;
This morning, hike to the Hickman Bridge, a 133 - foot natural bridge, or go down to the Grand Wash to explore the Park's deep canyons and narrows. Explore other areas within the Park. Afterwards traverse the canyons of Escalante on Highway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park. Visit a few areas of the park before checkling in for the night at the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. Bryce Canyon Grand or similar(B,L).
DAY-5: BRYCE CANYON AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS;
Our favourite part of this park is the ability to rise early to watch the sunrise over Bryce from one of its many viewpoints. Enjoy thr ethereal red - and - white hoodoos rise from the canyon floor in many different shapes and sizes. Those who are physically capable can descend into tha canyon to walk amid the alien Landscape. Drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion along scenic Highway12, which zips past red – rock mountains and yawning slot Canyons. Hike the East Canyon Overlook Trail fo a bird’s eye view of the canyon or enjoy the scenic drive into the canyon. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Springdale, UT and a relaxing evening at La Quinta Inn & Suites. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar (B,L,D).
DAY-6: ZION NATIONAL PARK TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT:
Today, explore the red - and - white monoliths towering above Zion’s main canyon, which drops to a depth of 3000 feet in southwestern Utah. Traverse the 3 - mile Emerald Pools loop to see a trio of pools and waterfalls or hike and explore the Narrows of the Virgin River or Angels landing. Once finished, travel north to Salt Lake City and enjoy the scenic views along the way. Return to Salt Lake City by 6 pm (B,L).
7 DAYS - THE CANYON COUNTRY EXPERIENCE:
· 1. Las Vegas
· 2. Grand Canyon National Park
· 3. Monument Valley
· 4. Navajo Culture
· 5. Arches National Park
· 6. Colorado River Jet Boat Ride
· 7. Dead Horsepoint
· 8. Canyonlands National Park
· 9. Capitol Reef National Park
· 10. Bryce Canyon National Park
· 1. Transportation by motorcoach
· 2. Services of a Professional Tour Director
· 3. Airport Transfers on arrival and departure
· 4. 6 Nights Accomodations
· 5. 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
· 6. Admissions as listed in the Itinerary;
Explore the best National Parks of the Southwest and immerse yourself in Native American Culture.
DAY -1: ARRIVE LAS VEGAS;
Welcome to the “Entertainment capital of the world”. Transfer to your hotel where you meet your Tour Director / Manager and check into your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Harrah’s or similar, Las vegas, NV.
DAY -2; ROUTE 66-GRAND CANYON:
Today, travel to Kingman and tour the Route 66 Museum. This afternoon arrive at Grand Canyon National Park for sightseeing includimg all the most famous view points.
Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner. BW squire Inn, Tusayan, AZ(B,D).
DAY -3; NAVAJO NATION –MONUMENT VALLEY
Today, travel the Grand Canyon South Rim to Desert View for breathtaking views before exiting the park. Enter the Navajo Nation for touring of the Explore Navajo Museums. Continue to world - famous monument valley for check in at historic Goulding’s Lodge. Meet your Navajo Guide and board 4 - wheel drive vehicles for sightseeing throughout the valley. This evening experience Navajo culture, food and entertainment. Goulding’s lodge, Monument Valley, UT (B, D).
DAY -4; ARCHES
This mourning stop at Edge of the Cedars Museums & Ruins to discover artifacts of the ancient Anasazi Culture. Continue to Moab for time at leisure before sightseeing of Arches National Park including Park Avenue, the windows and Delicate Arch. This evening enjoy a Jet Boat Ride on the Colorado River followed dy a delicious BBQ dinner. Fair Field Inn, Moab, UT (B,D).
DAY-5: DEAD HORSE POINT CAPITOL REEF
Start the day with views 2,000 feet above the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park. Next is Capitol Reef National Park for a picnic lunch and ancient petroglyphs. Then travel on scenic Hwy 12, considered one of the most spectacular drives in North America . You will traverse Grand Staircase – Esclante National Monument on your way to Bryce Canyon. BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Canyon, UT (B,L).
DAY-6: BRYCE CANYON – ZION;
Today, enter Bryce Canyon National Park to view unforgettable red rock formations. Then take a short drive to Zion National Park with time to explore the canyon before continuing to St.George for overnight. BW Abbey Inn, St. George, UT (B,D).
DAY -7: DEPARTURE
This mourning travel across the Nevada Desert returning tothe Las Vegas Airport for your departure home. As you travel home, remember all the wonderful memories and friends you have met on your fabulous vacation (B).
7 DAYS – HURRICANE RIDGE & THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS:
· 1. Chinook cruise
· 2. Whale watching
· 3. Puget Sound Naval Museum.
· 4. USS Turner Joy
· 5. Olympic National Park.
6. Hurricane Ridge
· 7. Roche Harbor Tour
· 8. Old Fashioned Cracked Crab Feast
· 1. Round trip coach /cruise transportation to/from Salem &Portland
· 2. Personal services from your Oregon West Tour Director
· 3. 6 Nights lodging
· 3. 3 day cruise on the chinook
· 4. 6 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
· 5. All attractions as described
Explore Beautiful scenery on Multiple modes of Transportation. It is time to breathe the fresh, mile – high air on Hurricane Ridge, just south of Port Angeles, in the Olympic National Park.
DAY - 1 : ARRIVE IN PORTLAND OREGON
Meet your local tour director/ guide and enjoy a welcome reception at the Hilton Garden Inn, Portland Aiport(R).
DAY - 2; PORTLAND TO PORT ANGELES, WA:
Today, Head up the Kitsap Peninsula; Located between the olympic and cascade mountains. It is surrounded by miles of gorgeous shoreline. Learn naval history with a tour of the Puget Sound Naval Museum. Board the USS Turner Joy, 1 of 18 Forrest Sherman – class destroyers of the U.S.Navy. The Red Lion, Port Angeles (B,L)
DAY- 3; PORT ANGELES TO FRIDAY HARBOR;
First stop, Olympic Peninsula Visitors Center. Relish the spectacular journey up to Hurricane Ridge; you are free to explore this great bowl of mountains. Enjoy some free time in Port Townsend before boarding the Chinook. We will be cruising the pristine waters and narrow passage ways of the San Juan Islands. You have time to get cozy in your room before dinner tonight. The Earth Box Inn, Friday Harbour (B,D)
DAY-4; FRIDAY HARBOUR; LOCAL TOURING:
Today, Enjoy breakfast onboard as we make our way to Roche Harbor - it was established in 1886 as a company town. Delight in a walk, or join us on a tour. We will re - board the viking star to explore more of the San Juans and search for orca, while enjoying a old fashioned cracked crab Feast. Your evening is free to explore the quant village of Friday Harbour. The Earth Box Inn, Friday Harbour (B,L).
DAY-5: FRIDAY HARBOR TO SEATTLE:
First stop; one of the top boating destinations in the world, Sucia Island State Park! A picnic lunch and nature walk awaits. We will say goodbye to the Chinook and the wonderful crew. We make our way to the Emerald city, SEATTLE! Enjoy a welcome dinner before we check into our home for the night. The Maxwell Hotel (B,L,D).
DAY- 6: SEATTLE; LOCAL TOURING:
Today, ride the Ducks, and tour Seattle with narrated historical information and local folklore! The amphibious vehicles will show us Seattle on wheels, then – SPLASH onto lake Union for a party that floats! Your afternoon is free.You may find yourself at pike place market, the oldest continually operating farmers market in America. Learn why pike place market is “The soul of Seattle". Tonight we head to Dale Chihuly’s Incredible Glass Garden! We will take in the great views from the space Needle’s Observation Deck before we say goodnight. The Maxwell Hotel (B,D).
DAY- 7: SEATTLE TO HOME:
After breakfast we will make our way home with wonderful memories of this beautiful tour! (B).
5 DAYS –GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE EXPLORER
· 1. Knowledgeable Tour Guide
· 2. Comfortable Transportation
· 3. 4 –Night's Accommodation
· 4. 4 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 Dinner
· 5. Jenny Lake Boat Ride;
Spend five days learning about the unique ecological and geological history that continue to shape this area. Learn how it came into existence, and see the plants and animals that call this wilderness home. Your adventure awaits!
DAY - 1; SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO JACKSON,WY:
Explore Gross venture slide and Jackson Wyoming. Group dinner, Lodging in Jackson,WY. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar (L,D).
DAY - 2 : GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK:
Today, explore Grand Teton. Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain, Mouse, Mormon Row and other areas. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar (B,L).
DAY - 3; YELLOW STONE NATIONAL PARK:
Enjoy the day exploring Yellow Stone National Park. Explore old faithful, and other geyser basins and thermal features. Lodging for the night in west Yellow Stone, MT. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar (B,L).
DAY - 4: YELLOW STONE NATIONAL PARK;
Explore Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone, Lamar valley, Mammoth Hot springs, and other areas. Lodging in West Yellow Stone, Mt. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar (B,L).
DAY - 5: ISLAND PARK AND SALT LAKE CITY, UT:
Today, explore just outside of Yellowstone with stops at Big springs, upper and lower Mesa Falls, and other areas.
Return to Salt Lake City by 6.00 pm (B,L,D).
7 DAYS –TRAIL OF THE ANCIENTS :
· 1. Knowledgeable Tour Guide
· 2. Comfortable Transportation
· 3. 6 Nights Lodging
· 4. 6 Breakfasts
· 5. Park Entrace Fees
· 6. Water
Explore the trails of those who came before.
DAY - 1: Arrive in Albuquerque, NM. Explore Acoma sky city pueblo on a guided tour. Visit El Morro National Monument. Overnight in Thunderbird Lodge in Chinle, NM (L).
DAY - 2; Enjoy a guided tour of Canyon De Chelly. Travel to Monument Valley. Experience a guided Back Country Tour of Monument Valley with a visit to a hogan . Lodging at Desert Rose in Bluff, UT (B,L).
DAY - 3; Today, explore valley of the Gods, Moki Dougway, Natural Bridges National Monument, and Hoovenweep National Monument. Lodging for the night at the Holiday Inn Express in Cortez, CO(B,L).
DAY - 4; Explore Mesa Verde National Park.Visit ruins, overlooks, and the museum while there. Afterwards travel to Aztec National Monument and explore those ruins. Lodging at Presidential Inn & Suites in Aztec, NM (B,L).
DAY - 5: Today you will travel south to Chaco Canyon National Monument to the heart of the Ancestral Pueblo ruins like Chetro Ketle, Plaza Bonito or New Alto. Overnight at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM (B,L).
DAY- 6; Enjoy the morning at Tent Rocks National Monument and the afternoon and evening relaxing. Overnight at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM (B,L).
DAY - 7: Visit Bandolier National Monument for your final day before returning to Albuquerque. Return by 6 pm after an early dinner at El pinto!(B,L).
10 DAYS - GRAND CIRCLE EXPERIENCE:
- 1. Knowledgeable Tour Guide
- 2. Comfortable Transportation in a mercedes sprinter with captain chairs
- 3. 9 nights lodging in 2.5 to 3 - star hotels
- 4. 9 Breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 Dinners
- 5. Antelope Canyon Tour (upper or lower)
- 6. Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip
- 7. Monument Valley Tour
- 8. Mesa Verde Cliff House Tour (seasonal)
- 9. Durango Silverton Railroad Train Ride
- 10. Sunset Hummer Tour;
Spend magical days exploring the cascading petrified sand dunes, vibrant pine forests, and sunset - red deserts of seven national parks in the south west.
DAY - 1; LAS VEGAS TO ZION NATIONAL PARK:
Your journey begins as you explore Zion National Park. Explore sites like the Great White Throne, Angel's Landing ,Court of Patriarchs, and Narrows. Enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the local restaurants with the group before retiring. La Quinta Inn & Suites or similar, UT (L,D)
DAY - 2; ZION NATIONAL PARK TO GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM TO PAGE, ARIZONA;
Today, your morning starts with breakfasts and drive up the Zion switchbacks and through the east entrance enroute tothe North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once there, visit Cape Royal , Point Imperial, and the visitor center for some incredible views of this natural wonder. You finish your day traversing the Vermillion Cliffs & Navajo Bridge enroute to Page, AZ. Clarion Inn Page, AZ (B,L).
DAY - 3; FLOAT TRIP & ANTELOPE CANYON:
Enjoy a drive to the base of Glen Canyon Dam for a 14 - mile scenic float trip down the Colorado River. Bask in the mesmerizing undulations of Antelope Canyon with a Navajo local as your guide. Choose an optional visit to Horseshoe Bend. You will enjoy the rest of the evening at Leisure in Page, Arizona with dinner at one of the Local Haunts. Clarion Inn Page, AZ (B,L).
DAY - 4 : MONUMENT VALLEY:
Today, enjoy an open - air tour of Monument Valley including a lunch in the valley at the base of Rain God Mesa with a fantastic view of the North Window. Visit 4 - Corners National Monument and then travel to Mesa Verde for dinner and Lodging. Mesa Verde Far View Lodge or similar, CO (B,L)
DAY - 5; MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK;
Explore the dramatic ruins, viewpoints, and museums in Mesa Verde National Park. Then enjoy a drive along the edge of the San Juan Mountains to Durango, Colorado. This frontier town offers plenty of restaurants and shopping just the place to enjoy your free evening. Strater Hotel or similar, CO (B,L).
DAY - 6; DURANGO & SILVERTON RAILROAD;
Score a true frontier experience with a steam engine train ride on the Durango and Silverton Rail Road. Enjoy lunch at one of the former bordellos before trekking across the million Dollar Highway and arriving in Moab, UT. Moab Valley Inn, UT (B,L).
DAY -7; ARCHES NATIONAL PARK:
Today, visit Arches National Park and its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, up to 50 of which you will experience first hand. You will have the afternoon free before an early group dinner at a local restaurant and an enjoyable Sunset Hammer Ride. Moab valley Inn, UT (B,D).
DAY - 8; CANYONLANDS & CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
Visit Canyonlands National Park to see and experience Mesa Arch in the morning which is the best time to photograph this formation. Travel along the San Rafael Swell to Capitol Reef NP. Enjoy the park before lodging for the night. Broken Spur Inn or similar, UT (B,L).
DAY- 9; GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE MONUMENT/ BRYCE CANYON;
Today, you will journey along Highway 12, known fo its iconic vistas and also the deep canyons that have been carved through the Landscape. Later arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, a Utah treasure filled with unearthly archways and rose-colored hoodoos. You will spend the evening enjoying a farewell dinner in rustic elegance at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon Restaurant. Ruby's Inn or similar, UT (B,D).
DAY - 10; BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK:
Your last day in the southwest's fantastic landscape starts with a stellar sendoff as the early morning sunlights up pink cliffs during an unforgettable sunrise in Bryce Canyon. You will head back to Las Vegas, stopping along the way for a few final views of Zion National Park from the Kolob Fingers. Drop off in Las Vegas at 6:00pm. (B,L).
10 DAYS - WASHINGTON D.C. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL:
· 1. Premium seats at the Cherry Blossom Parade
· 2. Tour the capitol and Library of Congress
· 3. Little Italy
· 4. Coach & Stroll Tour of Annapolis
· 5. U.S. Naval Academy
· 6. B&O Railroad Museum
· 7. Toby's Dinner Theater
· 1. 9 nights' accommodation
· 2. Ground transportation
· 3. 9 breakfasts,1 lunch, 7 dinners
· 4. Cherry blossom premium seat parade tickets
· 5. Admission to events and attractions
Historic Hotel Du Pont Del - Mar - Va - lous and Touch of Amish. Come visit the Nation's Capital at Cherry Blossom time when the city blooms, combined with the very best samplings of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia ,with a touch of Pennsylvania Dutch.
DAY - 1; FLY TO BALTIMORE, MD:
Arrive in to Baltimore, MD and enjoy a welcome dinner this evening in Baltimore's famous "Little Italy" before returning to your hotel for the evening. Hyatt Place Inner Harbour (D).
DAY - 2; GUIDED ANNAPOLIS TOUR, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, AND TOBY'S DINNER THEATER:
This morning, enjoy a coach & Stroll Tour of Annapolis with your Colonial Attired Guide. Stop by the U.S. Naval Academy. This afternoon, visit the B&O Railroad Museum. This evening, enjoy a buffet dinner and show at Toby's Dinner Theater. Hyatt Place Inner Harbor (B,D).
DAY-3; GUIDED TOUR OF BALTIMORE, FORT MCHENRY, THE INNER HARBOR, AND DELAWARE:
This morning, take a guided tour of Baltimore, the charm city, and its neighborhoods.Tour Ft.McHenry, Fell's Point, Little Italy, Mount Vernon Place Historic District, and Federal Hill .This afternoon, you will depart for Delaware, check - in to the Historic Hotel Dupont, enjoy a welcome reception, and Historic Hotel Tour, compete with punch and macaroons . Hotel Dupont (B).
DAY-4; NEMOURS MANSION AND GARDENS HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, DELAWARE:
Today, depart for a visit to Nemours Mansion and Gardens. Afterwards, visit the Hagley Museum and Library depicting home and work life in a nineteen - century industrial community along the Brandy Wine. Lunch is included. Enjoy dinner on your own and free time this evening. Hotel Dupont (B,L).
DAY-5;WINTERTHUR,BRANDYWINEVALLEY,AND LONGWOOD GARDENS:
This morning, take a tour of Winterthur, internationally acclaimed for its collection of American decorative arts. Afterwards, tour Longwood Gardens, with 20 indoors gardens. Enjoy dinner at Brandywine prime seafood and ehops at Chadds Ford. Hotel Dupont (B,D).
DAY-6; PHILADELPHIA'S HISTORIC DISTRICT, U.S, MINT, AMISH EXPERIENCE, THE HISTORIC CORK FACTORY HOTEL:
Meet your guide for a walking tour of Philadelphia's Historic District. Tour the United States Mint. Enjoy lunch on own at Reading Terminal before departing for Amish country. Dinner this evening will be an Amish feast at Plain &Fancy Farm. Cork Factory Hotel (B,D).
DAY-7; WASHINGTON,DC, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, MEMORIALS&MONUMENTS-TOUR ,ILLUMINATED MONUMENTS TOUR :
Today, Depart for Washington, DC. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and take a memorial walking tour. Enjoy dinner at Tony & Joe's seafood. Continue this evening with an illuminated Monument Driving Tour. Marriott Fair view Park (B,D).
DAY-8: CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE,PINK -TIED STROLL,THE CAPITOL BUILDING,THE SUPREME COURT,THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
Today, take your premium seats at the Cherry Blossom Parade and shake your pink pom - poms ! Tour the United States Capitol, the United States Library of Congress, and see the Supreme Court Building.Take a pink - Tied Guided Stroll and photo opportunity among the Japanese cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Enjoy dinner this evening at District Chophouse. Fairview Park Marriot (B,D).
DAY-9; MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE, NMAAHC, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, MOUNT VERNON, OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA;
This morning, visit either the Museum of the Bible, or the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Afterwards, visit a Smithsonian Institution's Museum on the National Mall. Tour Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington. Depart for a Guided tour of Old Town Alexandria and enjoy dinner this evening at Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ. Fairview Park Mrriot (B,D).
DAY-10; FLIGHTS TO RETURN HOME :
Enjoy free time at the Smithsonian of your choice pending flight departure times to return home.(B).
9 DAYS - BRANSON, BENTONVILLE AND BEYOND :
· 1. Arkansas Missouri Railway
· 2. National Historic Sites and Museums
· 3. War Eagle Mill
· 4. Crystal Bridges
· 5. Walton 5&10
· 6. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
· 7. Thorn Crown Chapel
· 1. Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
· 2. 8 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
· 3. Services of a Professional Tour Guide
· 4. Meals indicated in the itinerary (8 Breakfasts, 2 lunches,8 Dinners)
· 5. 4 Branson shows
DAY - 1; ARRIVE SPRINGFIELD / BRANSON, MISSOURI:
Meet your local guide at the hotel. Dinner is at Charlie's steak, Ribs, and Ale; then off to Hughes Brothers Theatre to experience the show six. Enjoy sensational harmonizing, fascinating instumental sounds, six brothers brimming with talent, professionalism, and a healthy dose of mirth and merriment. Lodge of the Ozarks or similar (D)
DAY-2; RECEPTION, WINE AND DINE WITH THE STARS OF BRANSON:
First, breakfast at the hotel, followed by shopping and lunch on own at the Branson Landing - Branson's Lakeside Outdoor Mall. Afterward, see #1 Hits of the 60's&50"s Too! at the Clay Cooper Theater with their non - stop, high energy party with more than 90 songs and 100 costume changes. Next, we wine, dine and mingle with entertainers in our itinerary followed by the fabulous Dutton Family Show, Perfoming blue grass to classical music. Lodge of the Ozarks or similar(B,D).
DAY-3; BRANSON TO FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS:
Pierce Arrow Theater's Doug Gabrel show is after breakfast. Doug is tremendously talented, Perfoming hits from taday's artists and yester day's hit - makers. We will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas with box lunches after. We tour Terra studios, strolling the wooded paths through the mural garden; visiting the pottery studio and watching glassworkers create after hotel check - in. Dinner is at Mermaids, where cheff Todd has cooked for over 25 years. Chancellor Hotel or similar (B,L,D).
DAY-4 : FAYETTEVILLE TO FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS:
After breakfast, we explore Fayetteville's historical square and then ride in style aboard the Arkansas Missouri Railway while enjoying lunch in the meticulously restored passenger cars enroute to Fort Smith. We visit "Miss Laura's Social Club", serving as Fort Smith's Visitor's Center; the only former bordello on the National Register of Historic places. She will personally give the tour of this fully restored victorian mansion. Later, take a driving tour of the historic district with a guide, ride an electric trolley and enjoy sodas at the Soda Fountain. A BBQ dinner and Miss Laura's players present "The medicine show " ends the evening. Hampton Inn or similar (B,L,D).
DAY-5: TO ROGERS AND BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS
After breakfast, take a driving tour of Fort Smith's newest attraction, Murals. "It is unexpected art, by unexpected artists, working in an unexpected place" We next tour Fort Smith's National Historic Site; Judge parkers's courtroom, hanging gallows, and the jail, known as "hell on the border". Lunch on own in downtown Bentonville follows. After, we tour the Museum of Native American History and "walk through America's past", and the Daisy Air Gun Museum, home to the largest collection of antique air -guns, BB guns and commemorative rifles. Dinner at a local restaurant after hotel check -in. Hampton Inn or similar (B,D).
DAY-6; HISTORIC SITES OF ROGERS AND BENTONVILLE:
We will visit War Eagle Mill, a working water - powered grist mill and scenic site featuring the Historic War Eagle Bridge after our hotel breakfast. Next we will tour Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges, the museum of American Art, and Sam Walton’s original 5&10. After shopping, take the chef’s Tour of Brightwater Culinary Experience; an elegant dinner at the River Grille. Hampton Inn or similar (B,D).
DAY - 7; EUREKA SPRING, ARKANSAS;
After breakfast ,we tour the Rogers Historical Museum, where we will experience the past in a museum that is hands –on. From there we head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs where exotic cats are rescued nationwide. After hotel check - in, we enjoy a four course dinner with wine paring at Cottage Inn. Best Western or similar (B,D).
DAY - 8; EUREKA SPRINGS:
Today, we visit Thorn Crown Chapel, the magnificent wooden structure with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass after breakfast at our hotel. We then enjoy shopping, a Historic Tram Tour and lunch on own. In the afternoon, you choose: Sacred Arts Center, the Bible Museum, the Holyland and Christ of the Ozarks, or an art class at Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Dinner at the Bavarian Inn is followed by a performance at the Intrigue Theater. Best Western or similar (B,D).
DAY-9; JOURNEY HOME;
Return to springfield, Missouri after our local breakfast (B).
8 DAYS – COLORADO TRAIN ADVENTURE :
- 1. U.S . Airforce Academy
- 2. Pikes Peak Cog Railway
- 3. Garden of the Gods
- 4. Royal Gorge Park
- 5. Cumbres Toltec Railroad
- 6. Mesa Verde National Park
- 7. Durango Silverton Railroad
- 8. Colorado National Monument
- 9. Colorado Rail Museum
- 1. Transportation by motorcoach
- 2. Services of a Professional Tour Director
- 3. Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 4. 7 nights accommodations
- 5. 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
- 6. Admissions as listed in the Itinerary.
Enjoy railroad history in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
DAY -1; ARRIVE DENVER –COLORADO SPRINGS:
Welcome to Denver! Board the motor coach and travel to Colorado springs for touring of the US Air Force Academy. Tonight a special welcome Dinner at a local restaurant . Drury Inn, Colorado Springs, CO(D).
Note : Please arrive at the Denver Airport before 1:00 pm.
DAY -2; PIKES PEAK COUNTRY:
Today, start the day with a ride on the pike’s peak cog Railway to the 12,110 ft summit. Visit Garden of the Gods Trading Post for lunch and sometime to shop, followed by sightseeing of Garden of Gods. Return to hotel , dinner included . Drury Inn, Colorado Springs, CO (B,L,D).
Note ; See your physician regarding altitude restrictions.
DAY -3; ROYAL GORGE – ALAMOSA:
This morning board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad for a vintage train ride along the legendary Arkansas River. Next, travel to the historic tail town of Salida for a delicious home style lunch . This afternoon visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, then arrive in Alamosa for a one night stay. Holiday Inn Express, Alamosa, CO (B,L,D).
DAY - 4; CUMBRES &TOLTEC SCENIC RAILWAY:
“All aboard “the 1880 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad – leave Antonito and travel to Osier where you will disembark and enjoy lunch; then re - board your motor coach and travel to the old west mining town of Durango, Colorado. BW Rio Grande Inn, Durango, CO (CB,L).
DAY - 5; MESA VERDE;
Travel to nearby Mesa Verde National Park and visit cliff ruins of the Anasazi, known as the “Ancient Ones” to the Navajo. The Anasazi lived in the four corners area almost a thousand years ago, and then suddenly disappeared. Enjoy time at the visitors center, before a local expert guides you through the most famous ruin sites. The evening in Durango is at leisure. BW Rio Grande Inn, Durango, CO (B)
DAY - 6; DURANGO – SILVERTON TRAIN:
Ride the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through the Colorado Rockies between Durango and Silverton. Upon arrival in Silverton, enjoy some free time to explore the many shops. Travel north to Grand Junction where we see the fantastic monoliths of Colorado National Monument. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel. Double Tree, Grand Junction, CO (B,D).
DAY - 7; GRAND JUNCTION - DENVER:
Cross the Continental Divide, stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden enroute to Denver. This afternoon, check into your hotel and freshen up for tonight’s Farewell Dinner. Embassy Suites Airport, Denver, CO (B,D).
DAY - 8: DEPARTURE:
Say farewell to Denver and the Rocky Mountains (B).
6 DAYS – MICHIGAN ART ADVENTURES:
- 1. Tour of Downtown Detroit
- 2. Artprize in Grad Rapids
- 3. Frederik Meijer Gardens
- 4. Detroit Institute of Arts
- 5. Grand Rapids Art Museum
- 6. Detroit Church Tour
- 7. Detroit Sculpture /Architecture Tour
- 8. Pewabic Pottery
- 9. Gerald R. Ford Museum;
- 1. 5 Nights Accommodations
- 2. Motor Coach Transportation
- 3. Professional Tour Guide
- 4. 12 Meals included
- 5. Optional visit to Fonders Brewery
- 6. Optional visit to the Henry Ford Museum
- 7. Post night available;
Enjoy this one - of - a - kind adventure where you will experience the sights and sounds af art and culture in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
DAY -1 : Arrive in the Detroit area and check into your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a Detroit Sculpture / Architecture tour and walk along the river front before having dinner next to the Detroit River. Ovenight at the Best Western Greenfield Inn (D).
DAY-2; After an included breakfast at your hotel, depart for Grand Rapids, Michigan. Your first stop is at the Grand Rapids Museum of Art. Experience the museum’s collections and stunning exhibitions with a guided tour. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit Frederik Meijer Gardens. Experience a guided tram ride of the outdoor gardens and exhibits featuring blossoming chrysanthemums and more! Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant and you will have the option of visiting Founders Brewery this evening before heading back to your hotel. Overnight at the Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids (B,L,D).
DAY-3: Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning. Visit the Gerald Ford Museum in Downtown Grand Rapids. Experience highlights from President and Mrs. Ford’s lives and see some of the included pieces in Artprize. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Downtown Market. This afternoon, you will have opportunity to explore the works of art featured in Art Prize all around the downtown area. Art Prize is an, independently organized international art competition which takes place annually each fall that features over 1,500 pieces of art throughout the city. This is definitely an experience you will not want to miss ! This evening, make your way back to the Detroit area and overnight at the Best Western Greenfield Inn (B,D).
DAY- 4: This morning, visit the Detroit Parade Company and take a journey through the unique creative kingdom that creates floats and other pieces for the annual Detroit Thanksgiving Parade. Marvel at the world’s largest collection of papier – mache heads that resemble local icons and famous characters. Enjoy lunch at a local favorite restaurant and visit the exquisite watch company – Shinola Detroit. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to make your own tile at the world - renown Pewabic Pottery. Enjoy a visit to Belle Isle and have dinner on your own in Greektown in Downtown Detroit. Overnight at the Best Western Greenfield Inn (B,L).
DAY-5; Today you will visit two true gems of Detroit – the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum. Enjoy a special star wars costume Exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Clothing and gear for characters ranging from Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Storm Troopers to Chewbacca, Hansolo and droids (including C -3PO and R2-D2) wil be part of the “star wars” and the power of costume' exhibit . This evening, after dinner, you will have the option to see a Broadway performance at one of the theatres in Downtown Detroit. Overnight at the Best Western Green field Inn (B,D).
DAY-6: This morning, visit one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Detroit dating back to the 1700’s. Tour the Heidelberg project, an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban area and a Detroit based community organization with a mission to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Enjoy lunch inside of a beautiful historic mansion in Downtown Detroit. This afternoon, you will have the option of visiting the world - renowned Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield village before heading back home. (B,L).
8 DAYS – CALIFORNIA RAIL TOUR:
- 1. Califonia State Railroad Museum
- 2. Sacramento Southern Railroad
- 3. Skunk Train
- 4. Winery Tours & Tastings
- 5. Napa valley Wine Train
- 6. San Francisco
- 7. Roaring Camp Railroad
- 8. Monterey
- 9. Yosemite National Park;
- 1. Transportation by motor coach
- 2. Services of a Professional Tour Director
- 3. Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 4. 7 nights accommodations
- 5. 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
- 6. Admissions as listed in the itinerary
Explore natural treasures of the Golden State by motorcoach and historic railroads. Ride historic rails through stunning redwood forests, along shimmering waterways and among the vineyards of wine country. The breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Coast and Yosemite National Park will also be part of your journey through the Golden State.
DAY - 1: ARRIVE SACRAMENTO:
Today arrive in Sacramento, shuttle service from the airport to your hotel will be provided. Start your California rail experience aboard the Sacramento River Dinner Train. Embassy Suites, Sacramento,CA (D).
DAY - 2: RAIL ROAD MUSEUM – UKIAH;
This morning enjoy a tour of Sacramento including the California State Rail Road Museum and ride the Sacramento Southern RailRoad. In the afternoon depart Sacramento and travel north to Ukiah for overnight. This evening, join the group for dinner. Hampton Inn, Ukiah, CA (B,D).
DAY - 3; SKUNK TRAIN :
Board the Skunk Train for a scenic ride through the redwoods of California. Then travel south into wine country and stop in Healdsburg for touring a local winery. Best Western plus Dry Creek Inn, Healdsburg, CA (C,B,L).
DAY- 4; NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN – SAN FRANCISCO
Today, travel to beautiful Napa valley, board the Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy lunch enroute with wine tasting. Then it is off to San Francisco with free time on Fisherman’s Wharf. Embassy Suites, Burlingame, CA (B,L).
DAY - 5: ROARING CAMP RAILROAD – MONTEREY
Travel south and board the Roaring Camp Railroad to enjoy a ride amid the pristine beauty of mountains. Next visit Monterey for sightseeing of Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by beautiful “17 -Mile Drive”. Overnight in Monterey. Casa Munras, Monterey, CA (CB).
DAY - 6: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK:
Travel to Yosemite National Park for touring the park’s most famous scenic highlights including El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Best Western plus Yosemite way station, Mariposa, CA (CB,D).
DAY -7; YOSEMITE - SACRAMENTO;
Today visit Railtown 1897 State Historical Park. Known as “The Movie Rail Road,” its historic locomotives and cars have starred in hundreds of film and TV productions. Then visit Ironstone vineyards for wine tasting, gold panning and a farewell luncheon. Travel back to Sacramento for a Dinner Cruise on the Scenic Sacramento River. Hampton Inn, Sacramento,CA (B,L).
DAY - 8; DEPARTURE;
Tranfer to the Sacramento Airport for your flight home. (B).