FEBruary 2 - 8, 2018 - 7 DAYS
The lush tropical climate combined with interesting attractions, fine cuisine and beautiful Floridian hotel properties are just the cure for cabin fever. Gorgeous seascapes will unfold as you travel the Overseas Highway through Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and then on to Key West – the southernmost city in the continental United States.
February 9 - 17, 2018 - 9 Days
Featuring Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego
Warm sunshine, clear blue southwestern skies, swaying palm trees, desert mountains and Pacific Ocean views will greet us on this special extended, nine day trip to the best of Southern California! Experience the energy of Los Angeles's glitz and glamour, relax at the lush green oasis of Palm Springs, and marvel at the beautiful views along San Diego's coastline.
MARCH 3 - 8, 2018 - 6 DAYS
Blue skies and warm sunshine await you in beautiful Arizona! See the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs for 3 Spring Training Games. Panoramic mountain vistas, stately giant saguaros, famous historic landmarks and wide open spaces offer picture-perfect postcard scenes of the Southwest.
JANuary 26 - FEBruary 7, 2018 - 13 Days
Join American Classic Tours on a special Caribbean Cruise with exciting ports-of-call next winter. Experience luxury all the way as American Classic Tours partners with Holland America Cruise Line. Set sail on the MS Zuiderdam. Enjoy your stateroom with private veranda, state-of-the-art cruise ship amenities and services, fine dining, professional entertainment, and cultural shore excursions. And as always, an American Classic Tour Director will accompany you for the entire trip to ensure a most memorable travel experience. With all of the details taken care of – even transfers, tips, shore excursions – and everything else included, you can just sit back and relax. Now that’s the way to cruise – the American Classic Way!
mARCH 12 - 19, 2018 - 8 DAYS
Every winter an adventurous group of American Classic Travelers embark on a Fly Away Mystery Tour. On a Fly Away Mystery Tour, travelers do not know where they are going from one moment to the next.
MARCH 19 - 25, 2018 - 7 DAYS
This tour hits all the right notes as you travel the Music Road through Tennessee! Be immersed in the rich history of country music as you tour Nashville's Music Row and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Experience a live show at the Grand Ole Opry from the famous Ryman Auditorium. Walk in Elvis's footsteps as you tour Graceland, Sun Studios, and Beale Street in Memphis. Live like the "King of Rock and Roll" during at 3-night stay at the new Guest House at Graceland in Memphis.
MARCH 20 - 27, 2018 - 8 DAYS
Get an early start on spring by visiting America’s southern colonial coast. Spring is already in full bloom with gardens ablaze in color, grass and trees freshly green and warmth provided by the southern sun. The comfortable, well-paced itinerary with periods of free time provides the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the charm of each community.
APRIL 3 - 5, 2018 - 3 DAYS
Amidst the grand prairielands of central Illinois is a treasure-trove of important American historic sites…Springfield – Mr. Lincoln’s Hometown. Special feature will be a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This state of the art museum will carry visitors on twin journeys from a crude Indiana cabin to Ford’s Theatre and a reproduction of the House Chamber in the Old State Capitol where Lincoln’s casket lies in state.
APRIL 13 - 18, 2018 - 6 DAYS
Discover our nation’s beautiful capital city during its most festive time of the year - The National Cherry Blossom Festival! Witness the pageantry of the season at the National Cherry Blossom Parade. A special feature of this year’s trip is a 5 night stay at the luxurious Gaylord National Resort located on the scenic Potomac River.
MAY 2 - 4, 2018 - 3 DAYS
The Tulip Festival is an annual event in Pella, Iowa – a center of Dutch culture in America. From reserved seats enjoy the Volks Parade & Grandstand Show featuring street scrubbers in Dutch costumes & wooden shoes, Dutch dancers, floats and bands. Tour Pella with a costumed guide to see its tulip-lined streets, blossoming trees, gardens, Klokkenspel carillon, Molengracht mill canal, the authentic Vermeer Windmill, Scholte House, Historical Village and more! View Dutch architecture reminiscent of the Netherlands of the Old World.
MAY 10 - 12, 2018 - 3 DAYS
The Tulip Time Festival is an annual event in Holland, Michigan – the center of Dutch culture in America. From reserved seats see the Muziekparade featuring street scrubbers in Dutch costumes & wooden shoes, floats and bands. Enjoy a guided tour of Holland with its tulip-lined streets and authentic windmill. Marvel at the sight of acres and acres of blooming tulips at Veldheer Tulip Gardens-tulip bulbs available for purchase here.
APRIL 15 - 21, 2018 - 7 DAYS
Welcome the colors of spring at the Biltmore Estate’s annual Festival of Flowers. Spring awakens the heady scents and glorious sights as blooms burst forth from a variety of flowers, and 1000 native & hybrid azaleas add pastel colors to the garden’s palette. Marvel at George Vanderbilt’s extraordinary estate which comprises 8,000 acres fashioned by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
APRIL 17 - 21, 2018 - 5 DAYS
Kentucky: the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, home of the Kentucky Derby, world-famous bourbon, the Mint Julep and fields of bluegrass. Kentucky is a state full of unbridled spirit! \Where else can you see rolling green pastures decorated with white fences and glorious stallions in their blazing beauty? Take picturesque scenery and mix in southern hospitality, stir in nostalgia and top if off with a bit of class and you have Kentucky.
MAY 16 - 20, 2018 - 5 DAYS
It’s springtime in the city! Highlights of this American Classic Tour include: 4 night stay at the lovely Sheraton Manhattan, 3 Broadway shows, guided city tour including Central Park, Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, Lower Manhattan, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Greenwich Village, Soho, Financial District, Wall Street, and Chinatown. Special new features: Ellis Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tavern in the Green, newly refurbished NBC Studio Tour, United Nations building, and 3 New Shows!
June 12 - 25, 2018 - 14 Days
Join American Classic Tours as we embark on this special journey to America's last frontier - Alaska. The first part of this trip will be by land as we fly into Fairbanks and travel to Denali and Anchorage. The second part of this trip will be by sea as we cruise on Holland America's MS Westerdam from Seward down to Vancouver.
JUNE 27 - 29, 2018 - 3 DAYS
Delight in the beauty of the Mississippi River Valley on a full day, 100 mile cruise aboard the Celebration Belle. Cruise from Dubuque to Bettendorf while enjoying a full breakfast, lunch & prime rib dinner as well as narration by the captain, live entertainment, activities, travel through 3 locks & dams and views of majestic bluffs.
JuNE 14 - 19, 2018 - 6 DAYS
Featuring a 3-Night Stay at the Grand Hotel!
Experience a landmark of Victorian elegance and charm – the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island. Listen to the harpist at afternoon tea. Unwind in a rocking chair on the magnificent porch lined with giant American flags and cheery red geraniums. Savor fine dining while a stringed ensemble provides pleasant background music. Relish the tradition of horse drawn carriage rides around the island. There is no place on earth like this place – the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island.
JULY 7 - 13, 2018 - 7 DAYS
Receive the royal treatment on this holiday to the heart of British inspired Canada! A major highlight of this summer sojourn will be world class entertainment at two internationally acclaimed theatre festivals: Shakespeare Festival in Stratford and Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stratford Ontario Canada’s resemblance to Stratford-upon-Avon England is deliberate and is showcased in its manicured parks and Victorian downtown. Next up is sparkling and sophisticated Toronto with a very special two night stay at the elegant Fairmont Royal York Hotel located in downtown Toronto. Experience merry old England without crossing the pond on this summertime delight!
*3 Dates Next Summer
JULY 16 - 19, 2018
JULY 23 - 26, 2018
JULY 30 - AUGUST 2, 2018
Every summer an adventurous group of American Classic Travelers embark on a mini-mystery tour. On a mini-mystery tour, travelers do not know where they are going from one moment to the next.
JULY 25 - AUGUST 2, 2018 - 9 DAYS
Discover the magnificent scenery of northern California at Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Cross the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Marvel at Yosemite’s incredibly rugged landscape of deep canyons and lofty mountains including El Capitan, Glacial Point and Half Dome. Stand in the shadows of ancient Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove. Relish a 2 night stay in Sequoia National Park with a naturalist guide session on the flora and fauna of this pristine natural environment. Fall in love with the city by the bay: San Francisco with its cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf , Golden Gate Bridge and a 2 night stay at the elegant Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square.
July 31 - August 2, 2018 - 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 21 - 28, 2018 - 8 DAYS
Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks
View snow-capped mountains, wildlife, dramatic waterfalls, and landscape sculpted with canyons, cirques, craggy peaks, clear alpine lakes, winding rivers and virgin forests. Ride the Rendezvous Mountain Aerial Tramway, cruise the Snake River,, and see the famous geyser, Old Faithful. Take one of the most magnificent drives in the world along "Going to the Sun Road" on the famous Red Jammer Buses.
September 2 - 10, 2018 - 9 DAYS
Marvel at the natural beauty of the American Southwest on this exceptionally designed, well-paced trip! Take in the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Vermillion Cliffs, and Dead Horse State Park.
SEPTEMBER 10 - 15, 2018 - 6 DAYS
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. Approach land’s end at Provincetown, a haven for artists and fishermen. Enjoy a Dune Excursion Ride. Treat your taste buds to a lobster dinner in Hyannis.
September 14 - 19, 2018 - 6 Days
Oklahoma – a land of no boundaries. Pull on your boots and venture into the Cowboy Culture of Oklahoma at Prairie Song Western Town, National Stockyards & live Cattle Auction, Langston’s Western Store & the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2018 - 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! Other highlights: Guided tour of Frankenmuth, pretzel rolling demonstration, riverboat cruise, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland-the world's largest Christmas store and more.
SEPTEMBER 25 - 29, 2018 - 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. This tour also features a visit to Mackinac Island for a guided tour and a gourmet lunch at the Grand Hotel. On our way home we will stop by the scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 5, 2018 - 6 DAYS
The North Shore Scenic Drive of Lake Superior is a voyage through some of America’s most unspoiled lands. This scenic drive is a paved line between rugged boreal forests aglow with brilliant fall foliage and the rocky lake shoreline. It is the land of the Sawtooth Mountains, dramatic cliffs above Lake Superior, cascading waterfalls, and the Superior National Forest. You may see eagles, loon or moose, or hear the howl of a wolf. Come, explore Minnesota’s beautiful autumn.
OCTOBER 2 - 10, 2018 - 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.
3 DATES: OCTOBER 3-5, 8-10, OR 10-12, 2018
Door County is known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest" due to its picturesque lakeside villages, extensive shoreline and rolling woodland. See the charming communities of Sister Bay, Ephraim, Bailey's Harbor, Egg Harbor, Gills Rock, Fish Creek and Northport. Special visits will be made to Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant, Bjorklünden Norwegian Chapel, Cave Point, Seaquist Farm Orchard, Door Peninsula Winery, Door County Maritime Museum, cruise on the sparkling waters of Sturgeon Bay and the legendary fish boil.
OCTOBER 4 - 11, 2018 - 8 DAYS
Come see the autumn majesty in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. This unforgettable fall foliage getaway will feature the best of the Empire State of New York. Relax and enjoy mountain fall foliage from the comfort of a scenic train ride along the famous Hudson River. Marvel at stunning mountain vistas draped in autumn color in the Adirondacks. Be refreshed on two boat rides on the pristine waters of both Lake Placid and Lake George.
OCTOBER 5 - 12, 2018 - 8 DAYS
Up, up and away! Witness a spectacular display of hot air balloons ascending into the clear blue autumn skies of New Mexico during the annual Balloon Fiesta. Then in the evening watch the glowdeo balloons light up the sky followed by a fireworks show. From green mountain forests to deep, rugged canyons to colossal mesas, the topography of New Mexico is as varied as any place in the USA. Learn of the rich blend of cultures, the flora and fauna and the historic southwestern architecture that makes New Mexico so unique.
OCTOBER 8 - 13, 2018 - 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 9 - 11, 2018 - 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 14 - 23, 2018 - 10 DAYS
Uncover a wealth of natural, awe-inspiring beauty and iconic destinations that will take your breath away as you cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company’s elegant American Empress from Astoria, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington. Enjoy your American Empress deluxe stateroom with private veranda, amenities and services, fine dining, professional entertainment, and shore excursions.
OCTOBER 18 - 23, 2018 - 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. See the 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.
OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2018 - 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!
decEMBER 9 - 14, 2018 - 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 11 - 15, 2018 - 5 DAYS
When you first see the stunning Red Rock Country mountain peaks appear on the horizon, you will remember it forever! This amazing trip features: 4 night stay at a lovely Sedona resort, Pink Jeep Tour through the Red Rocks, Chapel of the Holy Cross built into the side of a mountain, Scenic drive along the Oak Creek Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Montezuma Castle & Well National Monuments, Verde Canyon Railroad, Blazin’ M Ranch cowboy dinner & entertainment and so much more!
NOVEMBER 15 - 19, 2018 - 5 DAYS
Get in the holiday spirit as we visit the Music City-Nashville, Tennessee! 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.
NOVEMBER 15 - 19, 2018 - 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!
NOVEMBER 26 - 30, 2018 - 5 DAYS
Experience the best of the Southwest on this Christmas-themed getaway to San Antonio. Take a nighttime cruise down the famous Riverwalk, tour one of America's most revered historical sites - the Alamo, enjoy authentic Mexican-American cuisine, and so much more! This trip features a 4-night stay in the heart of downtown San Antonio at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk.
DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2018 - 3 DAYS
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!
December 28, 2018 - January 2, 2019 - 6 Days
California: it’s full of sunshine, movie stars and the annual Tournament of Roses Parade! An American New Year’s Day tradition, the Tournament of Roses Parade has all the bells and whistles – magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians, spirited marching bands, celebrities and more!