September

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Postcards from Puget Sound

4 Days, September 11th - 14th Sold Out / Waitlist

Take in the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest by land, air, and sea! Idyllic coastal towns, artist enclaves, boutique shopping and upscale cuisine showcase the best of the San Juan Islands.

$2,390
$2,135
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Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

Thu, September 21st

Legion of Honor and de Young Museums in San Francisco

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Chicago: Your Kind of Town

5 Days, September 21st - 25th Sold Out / Waitlist

Chris Galloway is the latest Sports Leisure staff member to fall in love with The Windy City. Join him on this “city adventure.” Stay 4 nights at the Embassy Suites, just off The Magnificent Mile downtown. From the views atop the Hancock Building to the Polish Museum and the Polish dinner that goes with it, to the magnificent collection at the Art Institute and the 32,000 “friends in residence” at Shedd Aquarium, you won’t run out of great things to do. (Plus, Chris knows all the important secrets, like where the Magnolia Bakery is and how to get that famous Garrett’s Popcorn).

$2,940
$2,565
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Canada Coast to Coast by Rail

9 Days, September 22nd - 30th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring three rail experiences across Canada on board VIA Rail

$6,175
$5,850
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Land Without Limits: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin

7 Days, September 22nd - 28th

Featuring the best of BC’s Interior

$4,330
$3,990
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Traveling The Lincoln Highway, America’s First Transcontinental Highway

Sat, September 30th Sold Out / Waitlist

Join Mark and Paul Gilger (a renowned Lincoln Highway expert) for a trip to San Francisco on the old road. We’ll travel through Davis and Vacaville, finding original parts of the Lincoln. We’ll enjoy lunch in San Francisco (included) and stop at the highway’s western terminus, in Lincoln Park in The City. For one day, get off the interstate and travel the old road.

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October

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Catalina Island Getaway

4 Days, October 1st - 4th Sold Out / Waitlist

Catalina Island isn’t a destination; it’s a state of mind. And October is the perfect time to visit, with mild temperatures and long after the summer crowds are gone. Our annual escape to the island “26 miles across the sea” features three nights at the Pavilion Lodge, in the heart of Avalon, right on the harbor and within walking distance of countless shops and restaurants. Begin with a short flight to Southern California. Enjoy a tour and spectacular Sunday Brunch aboard the Queen Mary, moored in Long Beach Harbor. Travel aboard the high-speed Catalina Express ferry to the island. At your hotel, enjoy a wine reception each night and a continental breakfast each morning.

The itinerary includes several adventures on the island as well as plenty of free time to enjoy additional activities or time to relax on your own. Included in the package is a behind-the-scenes tour of Catalina’s famous ballroom and Casino Building. Catch a glimpse of the underwater world surrounding the island on board a semi-submersible vehicle. Additionally, view Avalon and its beautiful harbor from high above on the Inland Motor Tour; the tour follows the island’s original stagecoach route aboard a specially designed bus and visits the Native Plant Nursery, the Bald Eagle Habitat, the Airport in the Sky, and Conservancy Nature Center. A final night dinner is just steps from your hotel. A mid-morning return to the mainland by ferry allows you time for lunch in Long Beach at Parker’s Lighthouse prior to your late afternoon flight home.

$1,990
$1,740
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The Champagne Express to Apple Hill

Tue, October 3rd Sold Out / Waitlist

Our popular Champagne Express to Harvey’s at Lake Tahoe and
Apple Hill returns. Stop at High Hill Ranch for an apple treat before
your 6-hour stay at Harvey’s, which includes a $20 slot credit and
$7 food credit. You must be a member of Harvey’s Total Rewards
Program to receive the bonus!

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Canyons and Monuments

7 Days, October 3rd - 9th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Lake Powell

$3,585
$3,205
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British Columbia Bear Experience

6 Days, October 4th - 9th Sold Out / Waitlist

Please click here for a brief informational video about this unique tour.

This is truly an incredible opportunity and a must on your bucket list if you are a nature enthusiast! Featuring the Knight Inlet Lodge and Grizzly Bear viewing.

$6,985
$5,750
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Oktoberfest, Canadian Thanksgiving and Niagara Falls

6 Days, October 6th - 11th Sold Out / Waitlist

Celebrations of Canada with natural beauty

$3,105
$2,730
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New England Fall Foliage Spectacular

8 Days, October 8th - 15th Sold Out / Waitlist

Leaf peeping in Vermont, New Hampshire and along the coast of Maine

$3,999
$3,635
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Fleet Day on the Bay

Sun, October 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy a sumptuous luncheon buffet and cruise aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle. The two-hour cruise is timed to be on the bay during the performance of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels air acrobatic team. This said, we cannot be responsible for any change in the Fleet Week schedule, including the performance time of the Blue Angles, due to weather or other circumstances. But still, it’s a great day on the bay with free flowing champagne on board the Belle and musical entertainment!

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An American Portrait – A Fall Colors Mystery Tour

6 Days, October 12th - 17th Sold Out / Waitlist

This was an easy trip to name, because as the itinerary came together, there was this wonderful canvas of important historical figures; people who in some cases we have overlooked in our studies and our travels. People who did significant things in these United States.

You’ll marvel at an engineering feat that was ahead of its time, and see so many great attractions and have so much fun, you’ll probably think to yourself, “It’s a Wonderful Life!” Ladies who like history will find this trip of particular interest, as will those who enjoy ice cream. Look here, don’t point your finger that direction: If you want to find what you are looking for, point west towards the lakes, because “that must be the place.”
Many years ago, people came to one of our destinations to discover something about themselves. Wonder how they feel about that adventure now? Oh, and “Please remember not to put anything in the water that could kill the fish,” in the words of the late explorer Henry Hudson. By the way, is that a river or a ledge? Or maybe it’s both.
OK, we’ve practically given it away with all of those obvious clues. Now all that’s left is for you to call and sign up. Mark will be your Tour Director as you head into the wilderness.

$2,985
$2,655
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Fall in the Sierra

Fri, October 20th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery as we drive along picturesque Highway 88 through Hope Valley, looking for the shimmering aspens. Lunch is included at JT’s Basque Restaurant, a Gardnerville landmark; then drive home along Highway 50 and the American River, passing through the Tahoe Basin, in hopes of sneaking a peak at some fall color along the way.

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Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park

5 Days, October 22nd - 26th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring a visit to Bearizona Wildlife Park

$2,670
$2,325
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Autumn in Appalachia, Asheville to Nashville

8 Days, October 23rd - 30th

The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in Fall majesty

$4,370
$3,960
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November

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All Around California by Rail

6 Days, November 7th - 12th

Featuring five scenic Amtrak routes through the Golden State

$2,545
$2,240
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“Hello, Dolly!” It’s Thanksgiving in New York

6 Days, November 19th - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

New itinerary! New experiences! Isn’t it time to visit again?

$4,665
$4,080
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Thanksgiving at the National Hotel in Jackson

2 Days, November 23rd - 24th

Enjoy a holiday dinner at the historic National Hotel in Jackson. The following day, the town has a special Christmas celebration we will be a part of. Explore the shops of Jackson and Sutter Creek, in search of the perfect gift. The package includes Thanksgiving Dinner, breakfast and a special entertainment surprise. Leave mid-day on Thanksgiving, return at 4pm the next afternoon.

Note: The National Hotel offers only rooms with one queen bed. Those wishing two-bedded rooms will be accommodated at the Best Western Amador Inn, two blocks away. Transportation will be provided. The National Hotel is haunted. Big time. Single guests wishing to avoid the ghosts may also stay at the BW.

$395
$345
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Puttin’ on The Ritz for Christmas

3 Days, November 26th - 28th

Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

$1,440
$1,195
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December

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Christmas in Leavenworth & Spokane

5 Days, December 2nd - 6th Sold Out / Waitlist

Many of you have traveled with us to the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, in the summer months. Some have stayed in the elegant Davenport Hotel in Spokane. Now, we offer you the opportunity to return and see the town and the hotel in all its Christmas grandeur. Fly to Spokane via Seattle, arriving in time for a late lunch at a beautiful spot, overlooking the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The Davenport Hotel is your home for two nights. Recently added to the Marriott Autograph Collection of Classic Hotels, the Davenport is one of the most historic and to this day, finest accommodations in the Pacific Northwest. The Davenport hosts a magnificent display of Christmas Tree Elegance, something that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. We’ve also included a guided historical tour of the property; so many wonderful nooks and crannies, all over the hotel. You’ll enjoy beautiful accommodations, with a treat on your pillow at night. Sunday Brunch at the Davenport is a special occasion and it is part of our itinerary. During our full day in the Spokane area, we’ll visit a Christmas festival and nearby Green Bluff (similar to our Apple Hill) for some seasonal treats. Also on the agenda: A horse and carriage ride through downtown Spokane. Those registering early have an option to include a performance of The Nutcracker (additional charge of $56).

Travel by coach to Leavenworth on Day 3. It’s a 4-hour ride, with a stop for lunch at Moses Lake, arriving at the Bavarian Village in mid-afternoon. Stay two nights at the Bavarian Inn and take in the sights, lights and sounds of Christmas. At night, the entire town turns into a holiday wonderland, with over a half million lights. During the day, we’ll take you to a very special candy store where Applets and Cotlets are made, and give you the chance to learn more about Leavenworth, and of course, time to explore the shops.

$1,990
$1,740
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An Apple Farm Christmas

3 Days, December 6th - 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for Christmas

$1,070
$920
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January 2018

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Ice Magic Festival in the Canadian Rockies

6 Days, January 18th - 23rd Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Lake Louise and Banff Nat’l Park

$3,105
$2,885
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Key West, Miami & The Everglades

7 Days, January 20th - 26th Sold Out / Waitlist

Key West has become one of our most popular destinations with our annual tour selling out every year, months ahead of departure. Key West is a pedestrian-friendly destination, and because of that we walk to many attractions. During your extended stay in Key West, your accommodations are in the very best location in town, at the historic La Concha Crowne Plaza. The hotel is a landmark building and it’s right in the middle of famous Duval Street, allowing you to make the most of your free time in town, because you can walk to just about everything. Restaurants and shops are close and best of all, your breakfast is included every morning! We do not recommend this tour for travelers with serious mobility issues.

Please click here for a short video about this tour.

$4,450
$3,895
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Eagles, Owls & Agriculture

3 Days, January 26th - 28th

Unique birds of prey viewing and agricultural education experience

$990
$875
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February 2018

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The Path Between the Seas

17 Days, February 3rd - 19th

Cruise the Panama Canal Taboard Holland America’s ms Westerdam

$6,090
$4,370
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It’s All About The Water

6 Days, February 4th - 9th

A title like this one sorta narrows down the options for where you might be going. For the more inquisitive in the audience, the water will not be frozen, so eliminate that thought right away. It’s All About the Water could mean a lot of things. You could be on the water, or looking at the water, or playing in the water… it’s a mystery! Look, don’t get all crabby on us. As my good friend Sandy used to say, “Life is a beach.” I know some of this sounds a bit fishy, but really, if you think about it, it could be fun. I mean, when have you ever had not one but TWO oceans, right outside your door (major clue alert). Only two hotels are involved, a 3 night and a 2-night stay, so you have time to enjoy your surroundings. Don’t worry, we won’t have to invent cool things to do, because we have found a ton of neat stuff.

$3,335
$2,940
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Winter at the Majestic Ahwahnee

2 Days, February 11th - 12th Sold Out / Waitlist

This trip is a Sports Leisure Vacations’ favorite! And the focus is all about the Ahwahnee Hotel… recently re-named The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. But for this writer, and many others, it will always be the Ahwahnee!

$870
$695
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Take the Snow Train to Reno

2 Days, February 14th - 15th

Experience a High Sierra winter wonderland as Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs through the mountains, providing magnificent winter vistas. Your journey begins from one of our convenient pickups and the train departs from Roseville. Don’t worry about your luggage – it will travel on board our motorcoach which will meet you in Reno! Once on board the California Zephyr, enjoy relaxing views from your seat or from the domed observation car. A box lunch is included for you to take on the train so you won’t miss the scenery! Your accommodations are at the Silver Legacy Casino/Resort. Enjoy a free morning at leisure on the second day before returning home by motorcoach.

$299
$269
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February 28th - March 1st
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