Mini-Mystery Tour

*3 Dates This 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.


California's National Parks

JULY 25 - AUGUST 2, 2018 - 9 DAYS

Discover the magnificent scenery of northern California at Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Marvel at Yosemite’s incredibly rugged landscape of deep canyons and lofty mountains including El Capitan, Glacial Point and Half Dome.  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. 


Lake Michigan Summer Harvest

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!

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American Majesty

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.

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Southwest National Parks

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. 


Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Boston

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.  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. 


Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth

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.

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Agawa Canyon Train Excursion

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. 

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Door County

3 DATES: OCTOBER 3-5 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. 


Autumn In Adirondacks

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.  


New Mexico Balloon Fiesta

OCTOBER 5 - 12, 2018 - 8 DAYS

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. 

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Canada Francais

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.


Cranberry Autumn Harvest

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!


Columbia River Cruise

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. 

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San Francisco & Napa Valley

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.

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Fall in French Lick

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!

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Smoky Mountain Christmas

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! 


Sedona Red Rock Country

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!


Nashville Country Christmas at the opryland hotel

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. 


Branson Christmas 

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! 

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San Antonio Christmas

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.


Amish Country Christmas

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! 


Rose Parade in Southern California

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!