5 New Releases for 2017 (You Don't Want to Miss These Trips)

1. San Francisco & Napa Valley

Some of  the world's best wine vineyards...

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!

2. Old Quebec City & Montreal

Visit an Old North American City that will make you feel as if you were in Medieval Europe...

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.

3. Hollywood in the Heartland

See a tiny city in flyover country that was home to a number of classic American films and one of the most significant moments in modern music history...

July 5 - 7, 2017 (3 Days)

There’s more to Iowa than just corn! It’s the inspiration for some of America’s great movies: Fighting Sullivans, Buddy Holly Story, Sound of Music, The Music Man and Field of Dreams. Come behind the scenes (and the cornstalks!) to discover Hollywood in the Heartland. You'll be amazed at all that is included in this fun-filled 3-day summer getaway. The fascinating attractions will leave you asking, “Is this Heaven...No, it's Iowa!"

4. Agawa Canyon Train Excursion

Take a train ride through a sea of Canadian fall foliage…

September 26 - 30, 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. Full breakfast served in the dining car and box lunch provided later during a two hour stop at the majestic Agawa Canyon. This tour also features a visit to the “Bermuda of the North”-Mackinac Island! A guided tour of the island from horse drawn carriages will provide a warm welcome to this historic, charming island. Enjoy the delightful Grand Luncheon Buffet at the elegant Grand Hotel. Then it’s on to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore estimated to be approximately 2000 years old. Marvel at the immense sand dunes along the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan. A ranger will point out the lakeshore’s variety of land forms that support a diversity of plant and animal habitats. Come see the colors of autumn on this American Classic Tour getaway! 

5. Mississippi River Cruise & Bishop Hill Colony

 Discover one of Illinois's most fascinating historical sites - an antebellum religious colony on the prarie...

June 14 - 16, 2017 (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. Other tour highlights include: Lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes with free time in Galena and the new National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque. We’ll also step back in time during a visit to charming Bishop Hill Colony, IL. This “prairie utopia” was established by industrious Swedish immigrants in the mid-1800’s. Take a guided tour to see the colony’s historic buildings and enjoy a Swedish lunch in Bishop Hill. Free time to visit the heritage shops here. Don’t miss the boat as we cruise the mighty Mississippi!