Featuring 3 nights at the spectacular Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River.
- Explore majestic Arches National Park
- Visit Dead Horse State Park (the most amazing view in the Southwest!)
- Thrill on a jet boat tour on the Colorado River
- Experience flightseeing over Canyonlands National Park
- Discover Gateway Canyons
- Roundtrip air to/from Grand Junction, CO
Fly to Grand Junction, Colorado and board your motorcoach for a short ride to the town of Palisade, in the heart of Colorado’s wine country. Sleep well in your Victorian style hotel. Wine Country Inn (L)
John Hendricks founded Discovery Communications, the broadcasting and film production company that owns Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. His outdoor recreational resort in Colorado, Gateway Canyons, hosts 60 of John’s most prized and impeccably preserved automobiles, including the $3.25 million, one-of-a-kind, 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car. Enjoy a private tour of the collection along with a hosted lunch. Your lodge in Moab sits on the banks of the Colorado River, just outside Arches National Park. Towering red cliffs surround your accommodations; watch them change colors with the setting sun. Red Cliffs Lodge – 3 nights (FB,L)
With over 2,000 naturally occurring arches (the greatest concentration in the world), Arches National Parks is a photographer’s dream. Explore the park during a guided tour, pausing at all the highlights. It’s a day you won’t soon forget! After lunch it’s time for a different view of the scenic beauty – on the Colorado River with a narrated jet boat tour along a calm section of the river. (FB,L)
The mighty Colorado and Green Rivers divide Canyonlands National Park into three sections and millions of years of erosion have formed a maze of canyon arches and spires that make it impossible to view by land. Soar through the park on a one hour charter flight today, over the Colorado River, past Island in the Sky and The Maze, a hideout of famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Near The Needles fly over the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, absorbing awesome breathtaking beauty. Later travel by coach to one of the best vistas in the west at Dead Horse Point State Park, where you will be 1,500 feet above the Colorado River. Enjoy lunch and some free time in Moab before heading back to resort. (FB,L)
No one ever wants to leave the Red Cliffs but it’s your final day. Travel back to Grand Junction for a hosted lunch before your return flight home. (FB,L)
Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park
Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade
First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.
This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.
The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.
Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.
The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.
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