AUGUST 1-3, 2017 - 3 DAYS
Set sail with us as we cross Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan next summer. Highlights of this American Classic Tour include: Mac Woods Dune Buggy Ride over huge lakeshore dunes, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, DeGrandchamps Blueberry Farm, TreeMendous Fruit Farm, amazing Gilmore Car Museum, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA Dinner Theater and more!
August 1 - 8, 2017 - 8 Days
Featuring Grand Teton, Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks
Marvel at the rugged beauty of America's majestic national parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier. View snow-capped mountains, wildlife, dramatic waterfalls, and landscape sculpted with canyons, cirques, craggy peaks, clear alpine lakes, winding rivers and virgin forests.
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 - 5 DAYS
Cool off next summer as we cruise to the Bass Islands of Lake Erie on this refreshingly unique itinerary. Enjoy an open-air narrated tram tour of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island to view the South Bass Lighthouse, Doller Museum on Island Life, Heineman Winery, Butterfly House and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Then ferry over to neighboring Kelley’s Island to see the Glacial Grooves formed 18,000 years ago and Inscription Rock’s Indian pictographs dating back to 1200 B.C. Back on the mainland, visit Marblehead Lighthouse.
SEPTEMBER 11 - 16, 2017 | 6 DAYS
Featuring Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, & Boston
Come along with us as we visit beautiful Cape Cod. A guided tour of this pine-scented peninsula will highlight bustling harbors, sea captain homes, and the Cape Cod National Seashore with its pristine beaches and windswept dunes. Visit Hyannis, home of the Kennedy family, to see the John F. Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church.
The Grand Hotels of New England
September 12 - 20, 2017 - 9 Days
The hallmark of this classic New England trip is the upscale quality of all of the hotels, many of which are historic landmarks. Indeed, these grand hotels of New England are cultural attractions in themselves! Elegance and tradition await your arrival. Quaint villages with white-steepled churches, colonial houses, village greens, rock fences and great American historic sites – this is the perfect getaway to Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. From scenic mountain drives to endless ocean views, New England nature will refresh and inspire you. Join us on this amazing trip to the birthplace of American Liberty.
September 13 - 16, 2017 I 4 Days
Willkommen to Frankenmuth - Michigan's Little Bavaria. This charming village is known for its well tended flowers, lush greenery, Bavarian architecture and its annual Oktoberfest. Celebrate German culture with German food, German dancing, live bands playing German music and of course, plenty of beer!
September 20 - 26, 2017 I 7 Days
Venture north with us next autumn as we escape into a world of natural wonders - the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - bountifully beautiful yet sparsely inhabited. Residents here revel in its north country ruggedness. Referred to as “Gitche Gumee” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in The Song of Hiawatha, Lake Superior extends as far as the eye can see with her crystal clear waters sparkling in the autumn sun. This is Pure Michigan!
September 26 - 31, 2017 - 5 Days
All aboard the Algoma Central Railway for the Agawa Canyon Fall Foliage Train Excursion. View the Canadian wilderness of hills and ravines draped in brilliant fall color from the comfort of the train. Also included on this tour: a boat cruise through the Soo Locks and down the St. Mary’s River, Mackinac Island and a Grand Hotel luncheon, and a tour of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
OCTOBER 2-7, 2017 I 6 DAYS
Saddle up for an adventure to America’s Old Wild West – the Black Hills of South Dakota. Rugged hills covered with pine forests, grasslands with herds of pronghorn and buffalo, desert canyons with dramatic rock formations, cowboy songs and Native American legends – this is the romance of the Old West that still lives on. A special feature will be a four night stay at the historic Custer State Park Game Lodge.
October 9 - 11 or October 11 - 13
Door County is known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest" due to its picturesque lakeside villages, extensive shoreline and rolling woodland. This tour features a two night stay at the beautiful Stone Harbor Resort on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront. A guided tour of Door County will highlight the charming communities of Sister Bay, Ephraim, Bailey's Harbor, Ellison Bay, Egg Harbor, Gills Rock, Fish Creek and Northport.
OCTOBER 9 - 14, 2017 - 6 DAYS
Get away from it all on the perfect autumn trip to one of North America’s most attractive cities-Quebec City, Canada. This historic walled city overlooks the valley of the St. Lawrence River. With vivid maple leaf fall foliage coupled with charming European inspired architecture, the quaint streets of Quebec will take you back to medieval France.
October 24 - 26, 2017 (3 Days)
Embrace elegance on this autumnal getaway to one of America’s most beautiful, historic landmark resorts – the West Baden Springs Hotel in the quiet village of French Lick in southern Indiana. Lavish guest rooms, grand ballrooms, superb cuisine, fine amenities, afternoon tea, artfully designed landscaped grounds and the awe-inspiring, domed grand atrium await you. Pamper yourself in the lap of luxury! Other tour highlights: Guided tour of the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception and its serene gardens located in the rolling hills of nearby Ferdinand, Indiana. The monastery dates back to 1867 and is listed on the National Historic Register. Explore Connor Prairie: a 250-acre nationally acclaimed living history museum. Interact with costumed interpreters and become immersed in the life of a thriving 1836 Central Indiana village. The people, animals, antiques & routines will bring you back to the days of yesteryear. Before returning home visit the Boggstown Inn & Cabaret for lunch and show. You will be delighted with the professional entertainment featuring live music and comedy.
OCTOBER 11-13, 2017 - 3 DAYS
From the Thanksgiving feast to breads, sauces, coffees and teas, cranberries are one versatile fruit. Experience the annual autumn harvest of one of America’s native berries – the cranberry. See cranberry marshes ablaze in shades of scarlet with colorful fall foliage all around. Freshly harvested cranberries available for purchase. Come join us on this beautiful autumn getaway to Cranberry Country – you’ll be “berry” glad you did!
OCTOBER 26 - 31, 2017 - 6 DAYS
The City by the Bay - San Francisco – a lively and lovely city freshened by clean Pacific breezes and warmed by the California sun. This tour features a five night stay at the beautifully appointed Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. Guided tour of the city will highlight: Golden Gate Bridge, world renowned Fisherman’s Wharf, Knob Hill, Chinatown, Lombard Street, North Beach, Twin Peaks, Civic Center, Seal Rocks, Victorian San Francisco architecture and more! Cruise the bay past Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge onboard the Blue & Gold Fleet sightseeing boat. See the giant redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, a 550 acre preserve embracing a stand of old growth coast redwoods – the tallest type of tree on earth – some up to 1,000 years old. Visit picturesque Sausalito, a quaint Mediterranean-style village. A day trip will take you to Napa Valley to sample California wines at a vineyard and to ride the Napa Valley Wine Train with wine tasting and dinner on board. Travel the Pacific Coastline on the 17 Mile Ocean Drive, Pebble Beach, The Lone Cypress, Monterey Aquarium and Carmel-by-the- Sea. Come along to beautiful northern California!
November 6 - 11, 2017 I 6 Days
Experience a Smoky Mountain Christmas with American Classic Tours! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg transform into a festive wonderland of twinkling lights during the Winterfest Lights Festival. Entertainment abounds with professional musical theater shows! Celebrate a Smoky Mountain Christmas - Dolly Parton style - at her brand new DreamMore Resort!
November 16 - 20, 2017 I 5 Days
Branson is America’s Music Showplace and is especially fun and festive during the holiday season. Highlights include 5 Christmas shows including Johnny Mathis, Shoji Tabuchi, Osmond Brothers & Lennon Sisters, Sight and Sound Theater, and Showboat Branson Belle! This trip features a two night stay at the new, luxurious Hilton located at the area’s newest attraction: Branson Landing Promenade – a festival marketplace complete with shops, eateries and a dazzling water, sound & light fountain show along scenic Lake Taneycomo.
NOVEMBER 16 - 20, 2017 - 5 DAYS
Get in the holiday spirit as we visit the Music City-Nashville, Tennessee! A major highlight of this trip is a four-night stay at the Opryland Hotel. Each year Opryland creates a glittering holiday extravaganza sparkling with the brilliance of millions of lights. Nine acres of indoor gardens are lavishly decorated with amazing holiday displays-you need to see it to believe it! There’s even the Delta River Flatboat which cruises down a scenic river inside the hotel! This trip will feature a guided tour of Nashville highlighting Music Row Recording Studios Area, homes of Country & Western Music stars, the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and more. Enjoy great entertainment including: Grand Ole Opry Show, General Jackson Showboat, Opryland Hotel Holiday Dinner Show, and “Broadway In Nashville” Theater production. Other events include: Opryland Hotel’s Treasures for the Holidays Craft Fair, Barbara Mandrell’s former Estate-Fontanel and the exciting Fantasy in Ice which is an incredible exhibit of carvings out of one million pounds of ice! Take some time out to experience the joy of the Christmas Season on this festive American Classic Tour to Nashville.
November 27 - DeCember 2, 2017 I 6 Days
The bucolic Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts offer a splendid backdrop for this festive holiday trip to colonial New England with its white church steeples, white-fenced farms, and charming villages. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum of Stockbridge, Massachusetts Nestled in the midst of a beautiful 36-acre campus, this museum is home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art including the enduring favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers and the powerful Four Freedoms paintings.
DECEMBER 7 - 9, 2017 - 3 DAYS
Relax at the charming Blue Gate Inn of Shipshewana, Indiana. Savor homemade Amish meals. At the Menno-Hof Interpretive Center learn the story of the Anabaptists: Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites and their journey from Europe to the New World. Tour the peaceful rolling countryside of the Crystal Valley with its small Amish country schools, neat Amish farmsteads, Amish folk in plain dress and black buggies. Attend 3 shows: Christmas in Paradise at the Blue Gate Theater, Essenhaus Heritage Theater Christmas Show and the Texas Tenors!
Coming in 2018!
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