Tours & Vacations
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Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals and fine arts “performances” in the country.
Featuring Ocean Shores, Lake Quinault and the Hoh Rainforest
Featuring Ocean Shores, Lake Quinault and the Hoh Rainforest
Featuring the grand national parks of Montana and Wyoming
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.
It’s been a while since we have offered an overnight mystery tour to a casino. But the requests keep coming so here we are with a visit to a casino which now has an adjacent hotel. Our destination is relatively close (just a couple of hours by motorcoach). We’ll visit a total of three casinos, including one en route to our destination and another on the way home. Casino bonuses will be included, of course.
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).
Featuring the best of BC’s Interior
Featuring three rail experiences across Canada on board VIA Rail
An air/rail journey along one of one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes
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.
Featuring Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Lake Powell
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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.
Celebrations of Canada with natural beauty
Leaf peeping in Vermont, New Hampshire and along the coast of Maine
The most photographed special event in the world featuring reserved upgraded seating in the Chasers Lounge!
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Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park
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.
Featuring a visit to Bearizona Wildlife Park
Three of the world’s greatest cities – Rome, Florence & Venice – are yours to discover!
The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in Fall majesty
Featuring a fresh approach to one of our most popular all-coach trips
Featuring five scenic Amtrak routes through the Golden State
New itinerary! New experiences! Isn’t it time to visit again?
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.
Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
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.
Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for 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.
Here’s your chance to check-off two of those items on your bucket list! Experience the nation’s premier New Year’s Day event, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and celebrate the New Year with the spectacular A Salute to Vienna at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.