2019 SPRING TOURS
U.S. SPACE & ROCKET CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, AL
MARCH 25 - 30, 2019 $1025.00 (early bird price $950.00 before December 30th)
Join us as we travel to Huntsville, Alabama, nicknamed “The Rocket City”. Prepare to be “space napped” and taken to the U. S. Space & Rocket Center to explore the history of the U.S. Space program. You are sure to have an out of this world experience! Hear the rattle of the tracks and the engineers' whistle as you experience life on the rails in 1860 and dine in the Historic Huntsville Depot. A local guide and author of 12 books on true crime and history will take us on a driving tour of the Historic Twickenham District, seeing a replica of the Salem Witch house and many ante-bellum homes, some visited by Andrew Jackson. We will tour the Weedem House, built in 1819 and home to John McKinley in 1824. We continue our journey thru northern Alabama to the Jesse Owens Museum. Attending Ohio State University, Jesse was undefeated in 42 events and winning 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Florence, Alabama is our next stop, commonly called “The Shoals” and known for recording many hit songs in 1960 by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and many more! Explore the trails that will take you on a journey from birth to the Singing River to the rhythms that fuel our soul. Dinner is at 360 Grill, the State’s only revolving restaurant while experiencing fabulous views. Depart for Hendersonville, TN for a driving tour of Country Stars such as Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Marty Stuart and more. A farm to table dining experience will round out our Spring in the South.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
APRIL 8 - 10 , 2019 $465.00
Enjoy 2 nights at Bally’s Atlantic City, where the casino overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is located at the center of the Boardwalk. This premiere resort is filled with World class dining such as Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Bucca de Peppo and Gordon Ramsey’s Pub & Grill. This 80,000 square foot casino offers, slots, Blackjack, video poker, and craps.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, $50 free slot play, 1 buffet meal, luggage handling, taxes and resort fees.
THE VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO FESTIVAL, NORFOLK, VA
APRIL 23 - 25, 2019 $695.00
This largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offering an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums. A salute to International friendship and an emotional call to the love of country in us all. It is named the Number One U.S. destination for travelers (American Bus Association Best of the Top 100 Events in North America)! We will have a guided tour of the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. An active sailor will lead us on a driving tour of the Naval Station Norfolk. Enjoy a 2 hour narrated tour while cruising along the Elizabeth River, complete with a grand buffet lunch. before the “Tattoo”. A visit to the Chrysler Museum of Art to view glass art and One of the Best Collections for Museum of its size, Anywhere Arrive early to watch the Festival Flag Raising, a colorful display of NATO Member Nation flags and uniforms, dinner included.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights ocean front lodging, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
EXPERIENCE NEW ENGLAND - MYSTIC, CT & NEWPORT, RI
MAY 13 - 18, 2019 $1225.00 (early bird price $1150.00 before December 30th)
A breath of fresh air, between New York and Boston, and the relaxed New England charm that has made Mystic a well-known destination can be felt all through the area. As a result, it has become known as Mystic Country. We will overnight in Wilkes-Barre, PA before reaching the historic Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and The Sea. Free time to explore the “Charles W. Morgan”, the last wooden whaleship in the world and other exhibits. Lunch is on your own. A local guide will conduct a tour of Mystic before we relax at our hotel; The Great Cedar Hotel at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the night, buffet dinner included. The next morning, we travel to Rhode Island, the Ocean State. We meet up with Mrs. Caroline Astor, the Grande Dame of Newport and NY Society in the late 1800’s. She will conduct a driving tour of Newport, America’s first resort town. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the fabulous mansions. Free time for lunch in this wonderful town before touring the Elms Mansion, modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d’Asnieres outside Paris. You are cordially invited to Royal Tea at the Historic Hotel Viking (light luncheon). We will stay 2 nights at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, downtown Newport and surrounded by world famous yachts.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 90 min lighthouse and Mimosa cruise, Wine tour & tasting, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
QUILT SHOW & SHOP HOP, SHIPSHEWANA, IN
JUNE 19 - 22, 2019 $650.00 (early bird price $630.00 before December 30th)
This year’s ever popular quilt tour is to Shipshewana, Indiana! We will spend 3 nights at the Bluegate Garden Inn, located next door to the Event Center, where the quilt show is held. With an early afternoon arrival, you will have time to visit the Quilt show before a delicious dinner at The Carriage house. After dinner, take part in a quilting bee with local Amish women. We will visit 8 shops on our 2 day shop-hop excursion, visit a local quilt show and so much more around Indiana Amish Country. Don’t miss out, make your reservations early! Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
Tall Ship Celebration, Bay City, Michigan - July 18 - 21, 2019 - Overnight at the Double Tree by Hilton, watch the arrival of ships right outside your hotel, have the opportunity to climb aboard the majestic tall ships and take a 3-hour tall ship adventure in the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay and so much more! Watch our website for more information.