January

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Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter

Tue, January 16th Sold Out / Waitlist

The first exhibition on the West Coast to assemble a collection of works by Austrian master Gustav Klimt features approximately 20 paintings and 20 works on paper by Klimt alongside sculpture of Auguste Rodin. On the commemorative 100th anniversary of the death of both artists, the exhibition celebrates each as a pioneer who set new standards in their own media and provides a rare opportunity to view the beautiful artistry of Klimt alongside the strong and powerful works of Rodin. In the afternoon, the option to visit the de Young Museum for its special exhibit Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will be available. Featuring artworks from the ancient city and archaeological site outside Mexico City, it will require an additional but nominal fee to visit. Lunch is on your own at either of the museum cafés.

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Thu, January 18th
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Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter

Thu, January 18th Sold Out / Waitlist

The first exhibition on the West Coast to assemble a collection of works by Austrian master Gustav Klimt features approximately 20 paintings and 20 works on paper by Klimt alongside sculpture of Auguste Rodin. On the commemorative 100th anniversary of the death of both artists, the exhibition celebrates each as a pioneer who set new standards in their own media and provides a rare opportunity to view the beautiful artistry of Klimt alongside the strong and powerful works of Rodin. In the afternoon, the option to visit the de Young Museum for its special exhibit Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will be available. Featuring artworks from the ancient city and archaeological site outside Mexico City, it will require an additional but nominal fee to visit. Lunch is on your own at either of the museum cafés.

Additional Departures
Tue, January 16th
Sold Out / Waitlist
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March

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Take the Sunset Limited to New Orleans

4 Days, March 9th - 12th

Skipping across the Southwest by rail

$3,415
$3,070
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Take the Sunset Limited to New Orleans… And All That Jazz

7 Days, March 9th - 15th

A perfect combo of riding the rails and letting the good times roll!

$3,695
$3,070
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New Orleans… And All That Jazz

5 Days, March 11th - 15th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring the Best of the Crescent City and the Bayou.

Enjoy these special treats:
•4 nights at the Sheraton Hotel, right on Canal Street, on the edge of the French Quarter
•Experience the National World War II Museum including a luncheon show at the BB Canteen
•Fantastic dining experiences including beignets at Café du Monde, breakfast at Brennan’s, dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, and a dinner class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
•Historic walking tour of the French Quarter
•Enjoy a daytrip to Houma to tour an oyster factory, gator farm and plantation

$2,535
$2,295
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Casanova and Bouquets to Art

Thu, March 15th

Begin the day at the Legion of Honor exploring the world of the man and adventurer recognized by just his last name, “Casanova.” Born in 1725 in Venice, Giacomo Casanova was a man of many talents including essayist, playwright, librettist, gambler, traveler, spy, and compelling character. The exhibit Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, charts his exploits and life through paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings, musical instruments, and costumes as evoked by the art of his contemporaries including Boucher, Canaletto, and Fragonard. In addition to their artistic works, three-dimensional tableaus of costumed mannequins amid period furniture brings the colorful and lavish style of his world to life. An audio guide is included for your enjoyment of this unique and special exhibit. In the afternoon, travel to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park for Bouquets to Art 2018. This popular annual event features galleries of fresh floral arrangements inspired by paintings and works of the permanent collection. Designed by top arrangers from the Bay Area and beyond, these floral artists draw their inspiration from the museum works in imaginative and intricate creations that enhance and highlight the art in a new way. Lunch is on your own at either of the museum cafes.

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April

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San Antonio: Deep in the Heart

5 Days, April 3rd - 7th Sold Out / Waitlist

An “unpack-once” tour featuring the best little city in Texas

$2,015
$1,810
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Route 66, The Main Street of America – Part I

11 Days, April 13th - 23rd

A journey down Route 66 is like cutting yourself a slice of All-American Pie. You’ll discover people and places you didn’t know existed – like the murals that line the walls of Pontiac, IL and Cuba, MO; Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis and the magnificent Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL. Meet published Route 66 authors and experts, roadies and characters. If you love “off-the-beaten- track,” you’ve found your trip!

$4,035
$3,545
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May

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Off on Another Mission

3 Days, May 8th - 10th

A continuation of our 2017 tour visits six more California Missions

$1,365
$1,185
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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

13 Days, May 11th - 23rd

Featuring the best of the traditional and modern

$8,575
$7,850
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Springtime in Yosemite

3 Days, May 15th - 17th

Featuring the best of Mother Nature: waterfalls and spring flowers

$1,735
$1,430
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Philadelphia Freedom!

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

Featuring the new Museum of the American Revolution

$3,430
$2,998
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Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

6 Days, May 24th - 29th

Our nation’s capital is yours to explore from top to bottom

$3,060
$2,780
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Stories of Santa Fe and Taos Vol. II

5 Days, May 28th - June 1st

The views, the food, the people… a city truly unlike any other.

$2,375
$2,110
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Skamania Lodge and The Columbia River Gorge

4 Days, May 29th - June 1st

Getaway to a beautiful retreat, nestled near the Columbia and the Cascade Mountains

$1,895
$1,685
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July

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Boston to Bar Harbor

7 Days, July 2nd - 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Celebrate the 4th of July in Boston and relax oceanside in Bar Harbor

$3,415
$3,150
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Ferries and Towns of Puget Sound

4 Days, July 8th - 11th

Ride ferries, explore unique small towns, enjoy a room with a view

$2,080
$1,885
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Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice

10 Days, July 14th - 23rd

A full exploration of the volcanic island

$8,795
$7,630
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August

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Planes and Trains of the Pacific Northwest

4 Days, August 3rd - 6th

Discover rail and aviation history and industry in Oregon & Washington

$2,175
$1,955
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Scottish Tales and the Beatles Trail

12 Days, August 9th - 20th

The best of Scotland, the English Lakes and the Fab Four’s Liverpool

$9,155
$7,570
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The Magnificent Mendocino Coast

4 Days, August 14th - 17th

The beautiful Mendocino coast calls like a siren from the sea. With rugged coastlines, dashing waves and wind-blown trees this magnificent area has inspired and welcomed many over the years. As the days warm up in Sacramento, the coast is delightfully brisk. It is the perfect time for a stroll along the boardwalk at MacKerricher State Park or to browse the quaint shops of Mendocino.

$1,670
$1,440
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September

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Pure Michigan: Mackinac and the UP – Isn’t it Grand?

8 Days, September 6th - 13th Sold Out / Waitlist

Explore the magnificent Keweenaw Peninsula and Mackinac Island

$4,570
$3,975
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A Scandinavian Holiday

18 Days, September 18th - October 5th

Featuring Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Lapland and a 6-day cruise through the fjords of Norway

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National Treasures of the West

7 Days, September 23rd - 29th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood and Mount Rushmore

$3,770
$3,345
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October

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New England Fall Foliage Spectacular 2018

8 Days, October 6th - 13th

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

$4,480
$3,890
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November

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Death Valley and Nevada Ghost Towns

6 Days, November 7th - 12th

Two nights in Death Valley, be a part of an authentic ghost hunt

$2,645
$2,355
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January 2019

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Key West, Miami & The Everglades 2019

7 Days, January 26th - February 1st

Key West has become one of our most popular destinations with our annual tour selling out every year, months ahead of departure. It’s a top flight experience, limited to just 25-30 travelers. Here is your chance to get in early on the 2019 departure. All we are asking with your reservation is a $250 deposit. Next spring, we will bill you and give you the opportunity to take advantage of any Early Payment Di$counts.

Key West is a pedestrian-friendly destination, and because of that we walk to many attractions. For this reason, we do not recommend this tour for travelers with serious mobility issues.

Please click here for a short video about this tour.

$4,885
$4,195
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