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Cruise aboard the grandest paddlewheeler ever, the American Queen

• 7-night Christmas-themed cruise aboard the
American Queen
• Ports of Call: Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez,
St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Nottoway
Plantation
• All basic shore excursions included
• Showboat-style entertainment and dancing
nightly; daily talks by a Riverlorian
• Overnight with attractions and meals in
Memphis
• Roundtrip airfare to Memphis/from New
Orleans
• Beer and wine included with onboard
dinners; all-day complimentary bottled water,
sodas, coffee and snacks
• Gold Passport Points based on cabin
category

Prices based on cabin category,
starting at…
Inside:
$3245 p.p./dbl.occ., $4395 single
Outside:
$4930 p.p./dbl.occ., $7305 single
Recommended onboard gratuity is
$17.50 p.p./day
VERY limited number of single
staterooms

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    Day 1

    Fly to Memphis where your adventure
    begins. Graceland is a dazzling sight all
    decked out for the season, both inside and
    out. And you can be sure real Memphis
    barbecue is on the menu for dinner. Tonight
    you’ll sleep with the ducks! The Peabody
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    Day 2

    After breakfast, take a tour of
    the city famous as the Birthplace
    of the Blues, followed by free
    time on Beale Street for lunch
    and maybe a little mischief.
    Embarkation is in the late
    afternoon. Don’t forget to check
    The Steamboatin’ Times daily for
    the list of activities. (FB,D)

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    Day 3-7

    Every port along the Lower
    Mississippi is rich in history
    and beauty, and complimentary
    sightseeing tours introduce you to
    each and include selected attractions.
    On this particular sailing you’ll
    also enjoy the addition of holiday
    decorations, strolling carolers, and
    markets offering locally-produced arts
    and crafts. (Daily FB,L,D)

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    Day 8

    Nottoway Plantation is the largest
    and most glorious of Mississippi River
    mansions dating to 1859. Tonight’s
    Farewell Dinner is a grand affair served
    in the plantation, followed by a Holiday
    Ball back aboard the Queen. (FB,L,D)

  • Day 5

    A morning disembarkation welcomes
    you to New Orleans. The air schedule will
    dictate activities and/or meals to be offered.

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16th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

One of our most popular trips is back for another year! But here’s the deal: You have to sign up early, or you’ll be on the waitlist, hoping for a cancelation.

This year’s trip visits a destination we have only been to twice in our 37+ year history, but it’s a very special place, especially during the holiday season, when entertainment is king. Chris & Mark will return as your co hosts, which pretty much guarantees you’ll be rollin’ in the aisles. So here are the clues…

Oh. What an interesting place. Who knew? So where should we go for Christmas? Greece? Mexico? To the train station? Maybe the old market has some great holiday gifts? It snows here. A little or a lot you ask? Sorry, that would be giving away too much. They do have a lot of poinsettias, look there’s a tree of them 20 feet high. The Mormons came here. So did the Germans. Probably came on the train I’m thinking. And no, we’ve already been to Salt Lake City. Scratch that one off your list. Las Vegas? Idaho? The Mormons went to those places too. Not sure about the Germans. Just don’t go off half-baked with all this information. There’s a lot at “steak” here. What a beautiful baseball stadium. Who plays there in the summer? Hmm, that’s unique.

Enough with the clues. The package includes your airfare, 11 meals and all the admissions to a wide variety of entertainment that is bound to leave you in the Christmas spirit for the rest of the season. Added bonus: One hotel for four nights, no packing and unpacking. Since many of the people who take this trip go every year, we strongly suggest registering as soon as possible.

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25th Annual Spring Training in Arizona

4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day

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A Coos Bay Christmas

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.

9 Days · 22 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

Departures
December 9th - 17th
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