Snake River This picture features the Snake River winding its way along the base of the Grand Tetons. Enjoy a leisurely float trip along this river on the Yellowstone tours fea- tured on pages 11 and 21. 2011 Loyalty Program We’re happy to announce that we will be offering the loyalty program again in 2011. So, on your 2nd tour (of four days or more) you take with us in 2011, sub- tract $50 off your tour price. On the 3rd tour (of four days or more) you take with us in 2011, subtract $100 and so on. The more you travel, the more you save! (Program is based on the calendar year, so all eligible tours depart within 2011.) 7911 Hunters Path, Indianapolis, IN 46214 January - December 2011 (317) 254-8945 volume xi travelsunrise.com Table of Contents Pacific Northwest p. 19 New York Encore p. 31 One Day Tours p. 3-5 4th of July in St. louis p. 19 Eureka Springs & Branson p. 32 DC Cherry Blossoms p. 6 Idaho p. 20 Panama Canal Cruise p. 32 Spring Mystery p. 6 Yellowstone p. 21 Cuyahoga Valley p. 33 Southern Charm p. 7 Colorado p. 22 Dickens Victorian Village p. 34 Dogwood Capital & French Lick p. 8 Polar Bear Express p. 23 Holiday Grandeur p. 35 Chesapeake Bay p. 8 Lewis & Clark p. 24 Vermont Holiday p. 36 Cape Cod p. 9 Northwest Coast p. 25 Rose Bowl Parade p. 37 Ireland and Scotland p. 10 NY/Hudson Valley p. 26 Policies p. 38 Yellowstone p. 11 Mediterranean Cruise p. 27 Booking Forms p. 39 NY/Long Island p. 12 Door County p. 27 Activity Level Meal codes Canyonlands p. 22 CA National Parks p. 28 code (in bold) B breakfast Alaska by Coach p. 14-15 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta p. 29 E easy L lunch Michigan p. 16 Old Man River p. 30 M moderate D dinner New Harmony p. 16 New England Adventure p. 30 A active S snack National Parks of the Rockies p. 18 Fall Cruise by coach p. 31 C wine & cheese Straight from the Heart! by, Karen Pettyjohn To all my fellow traveling friends -- Happy across Lake Michigan – we will have nauti- New Year!! cal type transportation! The Grand Michigan Sharon and I work diligently and lovingly tour will also be offered from Indianapolis, year round to bring you opportunities of fun which for those who have been asking to filled days with friends and family. As part go to the Mackinaw Island and stay at the of our endeavors, we have planned some Grand Hotel - sign up quick!! fun unique day trips, such as the upcoming And to let you know we do listen to your Maple Syrup Festival in March where you recommendations, be sure to look in the can visit sugar camps and partake of some brochure for tours that were suggested by yummy pancakes with maple syrup! We our fellow travelers such as the “VP Muse- also have some overnight trips such as the upcoming spring um and Fly Me to the Moon” day tour, the five day “Eureka trip to French Lick where you are sure to enjoy the Dogwood Springs, Branson and More” tour, or the Agatha Christie mys- blossoms, Spring Mill Park, Gasthoff Amish community and so tery show ,“And Then There Were None”, at the Myers Dinner much more! And I just couldn’t resist planning another sur- Theatre! prise mystery trip—which of course I am sworn to secrecy as What a great year we have planned and ready for you! So to the location of the tour – but I know you’ll have LOTS of fun! get out your list, check it twice, and find out which trips are And I’ve saved the best for last!! We are diversifying a little by nice for you as we share our love of traveling and fellowship offering a few more long trips originating from Indianapolis! with each other! We look forward to having you join us as we travel to Door Happy New Year! From your faithful trip planner, tour man- County, WI by way of Michigan – no, you do not have to swim ager and friend, Karen. Happy Trails by, Sharon Woodburn Hope this long winter has been good to you. If you are like wonderful spots to eat lunch within easy walking distance. me, I am way beyond “cabin fever”--- ready for spring and hit- And you must see the beautifully remodeled Central Library ting the road again! 2011 trips will be in full swing soon---and just two blocks away----via a stroll through our lovely parks! I know we have something for everyone. We are very excited Boat rides are the central theme of two of our short over-night about our Spring Travelogue this year. Since Sunrise Tours is all trips this year. You haven’t seen Fourth of July fireworks un- about visiting historic locations close to home, we are actually til you’ve watched them from a boat on the Mississippi! And holding our April travelogue in the War Memorial located in join us for a wonderful, relaxing cruise down the Ohio River in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Now don’t worry, park- September. We did this two-day trip last year and had so much ing will NOT be a problem! On Saturdays, the parking meters fun, that we are repeating the cruise, but spending the 2nd day are free surrounding the War Memorial and all surrounding in the beautiful river town of Vevay, Indiana. streets. You will be surprised how calm downtown is on Satur- Put April 9 on your calendar, and call me here in the office with day mornings! Plan on taking some extra time to go through any questions. I always enjoy hearing from you! the incredible museum, itself, after the travelogue. There are Sharon 2 One Day Tours the sort of place you go to sit and observe, the Cabaret is a par- ty, and YOU are invited!! After the show, we’ll continue the party at the Grover Museum, where we will go back in time, Maple Syrup Days in Parke County view a quilt exhibit and have a tasty root beer float. We’ll make Saturday, March 5, 2011 $68 B, L, S one last stop at a local bakery for one sweet treat for the road Great outing for Grandparents and Grandkids! Dress warm as as we laugh and sing on our way home. “M” we head westward to Rockville, IN for the annual Parke County Depart: S 8:30 AM, W 9 AM, N 9:30 AM, E 10:15 AM Maple Syrup Festival. Our first stop is the Parke County Fair- Return: S 7:15 PM, W 6:45 PM, N 6:15 PM, E 5:45 PM grounds, where we will have a chance to view the local Art Gallery display and Maple Syrup products, and start the day out right with good finger lickin’ pancakes, sausage, and ma- April Love and Pat Boone ple syrup. YUM! After we have our bellies warmed up, we’ll Saturday, April 23, 2011 $ 125 B,L,S head out to the sugar camps, where we’ll tour a modern and a Pat Boone, a much beloved singer and actor, will delight us primitive sugar camp and see how maple syrup is made. Our with all his famous songs---“April Love”, Friendly Persuasion…”, next stop is the Mansfield Roller Mill, where we’ll tour the mill, “Love Letters in the Sand”, and many more at Bear Creek watch a demonstration and take home a bag of corn meal. We Farms. Enjoy the ambience of this delightful rural setting be- then go back home thinking of that cornbread with maple syr- fore the show--complete with a fabulous fried chicken buffet up that we’ll be baking when we get back home. “M” lunch, museums, and, of course, shopping opportunities. Relax Depart: N 7:30 AM, E 8 AM, S 8:30 AM, W 9 AM in premier seats as we are taken back to a simpler time with Return: N 7 PM, E 6:30 PM, S 6 PM, W 5:30 PM the music and stories Pat will share with us. There is a rea- son he has sold over 45 million albums! A light dinner will be served on the way home. “E” “Late Night Catechism” Depart: S 7:15 AM, W 7:45 AM, N 8:15 AM, E 8:45 AM Friday, March 18, 2011 $109 B, L, D Return: S 8 PM, W 7:30 PM, N 7 PM, E 6:30 PM Come join us as we depart for Wabash, IN, where we will visit White’s Residential & Family Services, Indiana’s largest social services agency offering comprehensive residential, foster “The Drowsy Chaperone” care, independent living, adoption and home based servic- Wednesday, May 4, 2011 $88 B, L, S es for children from infants to 21 years of age. White’s was Get ready to be transported to a magical, wonderful world of founded by Josiah White, a Quaker railroad businessman and entertainment full of uproarious laughter and side-splitting an- entrepreneur. The general goals for youth in White’s Residen- tics as we head for the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, tial Program are emotional stability, skills development, and IN for a delicious buffet dinner followed by The Drowsy Chap- improved family functioning. After visiting White’s we travel erone. This “musical within a comedy” all begins when a die- to the Honeywell Center where we’ll relax and enjoy lunch hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit and view the art gallery prior to enjoying the “Late Nite Cat- called The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show magically bursts to echism”, an uproariously funny play that takes the audience life. We are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale back to their youth. The irrepressible “Sister” teaches class to of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete a roomful of “students” (the audience). Throughout the course with thrills and surprises. We will also have the opportunity to of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the “students” see “The Ramp Gardens” at The Falls Park. To top off the day for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other we’re in for a sweet treat as we enjoy an ice cream sundae at nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on Russell Stover’s on our return trip home. “E” stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even Depart: W 6:45 AM, N 7:15 AM, E 7:45 AM, S 8:15 AM the most reluctant “students” will be clamoring to get into this Return: W 8 PM, N 7:30 PM, E 7 PM, S 6:30 PM Sister’s “class.” After completing our “course” we hop onto our “school bus” and enjoy a nice boxed lunch on our way back Glass Blowing, Mansions and Jets home! “E” Tuesday, May 10, 2011 $89 B, L, S Depart: E 7 AM, S 7:30 AM, W 8 AM, N 8:30 AM You’re in for a very charming, diverse fun filled day as we head Return: E 9:30 PM, S 9 PM, W 8:30 PM, N 8 PM to Kokomo, IN where we will tour (and shop!)at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, which is the oldest manufacturer Life is a Cabaret, Ol’ Chum of opalescent and cathedral stained glass in the world! In Thursday, April 7, 2011 $89 L, S the mid 1880’s a huge pocket of natural gas was discovered Put on your party duds as we head to Boggstown, IN for some in Kokomo so the City of Kokomo offered free gas to any busi- unique, live professional entertainment, featuring music from ness who would locate there and bring jobs, which is how the the 1900s-1960s, comedy and audience interaction. You’ll see Kokomo Opalescent came to be. Our next stop is “The Crystal and hear a bit of the traditions of Vaudeville, a little from Ve- Tea Room” where we will enjoy a fine dining experience among 3 gas, Branson, and a bit of Broadway. One of the most unique the crystal chandeliers in this beautifully restored histor- features is that YOU are an active participant. Boggstown isn’t ic home. Next stop is the late-Victorian style Seiberling Mansion which was built in 1891 by the wealthy industrialist Return: S 8:45 PM, E 8:15 PM, N 7:45 PM, W 7:15 PM Monroe Seiberling who came here to take advantage of the natural gas deposits, which turned Kokomo into an industrial Notre Dame - Tippecanoe and More! town. Then it’s on to the Grissom Air Museum where you can June 15, 2011 $94 B, L, C see the first plane that shot itself down, climb inside an F-4 Let’s go back to school at Notre Dame with NO tests! We’ll be cockpit, learn the untold story of a man who personally helped guided by a Notre Dame student as we take a walking tour of shorten WWII and more. On our way home we will have an the Notre Dame campus. Some of our stops will include The opportunity to make a brief stop to view and pay respects at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Hesburgh Library, the Golden Howard County Veterans Memorial Darrough Chapel Park. As Dome building, light a candle at the Grotto and more! After we continue homeward bound, we’ll have time to reflect upon our tour we will relax and be spoiled as we dine at the Tippe- our fun filled diverse day and enjoy a snack. canoe Place Restaurant, which was originally the home of the Please note open toed shoes, walkers or canes are not permit- Studebaker’s! As the premiere landmark in the heart of South ted on the tour of the glass company. “M” Bend’s historic district, Tippecanoe Place inspires reminiscence Depart: W 7 AM, S 7:30 AM, E 8 AM, N 8:30 AM of the charm and grace of yesteryear. The gracious spirit of the Return: W 8 PM, S 7:30 PM, E 7 PM, N 6:30 PM past still thrives in the mansion’s 40 rooms with their wealth of fine antiques, 20 breathtaking fireplaces, and hand-crafted Madison in Bloom woods which you will have a chance to view!! Afterwards we Spring Gardens and Herb Farm Tour will have the opportunity to taste some fine chocolates at Saturday, May 14, 2011 $89 B, L, C South Bend Chocolate Company after we have a tour of the Start your Spring on a colorful note! Visit the Stream Cliff Herb chocolate factory! We then head for home with our new “A Farm near Madison, Indiana, that was raided during the Civil ++ college education” as we relax and enjoy some wine and War by Morgan’s Raiders. This historical Farm is owned by Bet- cheese on the way home! “A” ty & Gerald Manning and has been passed down through the Depart: S 6 AM, W 6:30 AM, N 7 AM generations in the family for more than 100 years. Tour the Return: S 8:30 PM, W 8 PM, N 7:30 PM quilt designed gardens and shop in the four shops filled with handmade, traditional crafts and garden related items. Enjoy A Taste of Sweden and Germany---in Chicago! lunch at the Twigs & Sprigs Tearoom, where you will have the Thursday, June 23, 2011 $106 B,L,D opportunity to taste some of the fragrant herbs grown on the Come join us as we venture into two fascinating neighborhoods farm. Then it’s on to the annual “Madison in Bloom Spring within the great city of Chicago! For this trip Bill Hinchliff will Garden Tour”, where you will have the opportunity to tour the provide his usual flair and expertise about everything Chica- breathtaking private gardens at several historical homes. Each go as we explore Swedish and German Chicago, which means year the featured gardens change, so no two years are alike. focusing on the North Side of the city. We’ll begin in Ander- As you stroll from garden to garden you may also see a shop or sonville on Clark St. with the wonderful Swedish Museum fol- two to visit. As we journey back home, relax and enjoy some lowed by a little time on our own to enjoy this marvelous street wine and cheese. “M” filled with terrific shops of all kinds, perhaps most famously the Depart: W 6:30 AM, N 7 AM, E 7:30 AM, S 8 AM great Swedish Bakery. Then head to the last remnant of what Return: W 9:15 PM, N 8:45 PM, E 8:15 PM, S 7:45 PM was once enormous German Chicago—Lincoln Square which has become one of the city’s most vibrant and colorful retail Vincennes—Indiana’s Oldest City districts, with German and non-German establishments. After Friday, May 20 2011 $99 B, L, D feasting on an echt German lunch at the famous Chicago Brau- Enjoy this year’s Spring Pilgrimage with the Pioneer Society as haus, explore the street on your own. Then we will tour St. Al- Nelson Price entertains us with facts and anecdotes as we trav- phonsus church, which offers the only German-language mass el to Vincennes---a city known for its contributions to our rich in Chicago. As we say good-bye to another Chicago adventure Hoosier heritage. While there, we will be greeted by Richard we will make one final stop at the Indiana Visitors center to Day, a renowned local historian. Dressed as Sieur de Vincennes, view their always interesting art display. “M” an 18th century fur trader and early settler, Richard will host Depart: S 6 AM, E 6:30 AM, N 7 AM, W 7:30 AM our personal tour of many historic sites---including the oldest Return: S 11 PM, E 10:30 PM, N 10 PM, W 9:30 PM Catholic church in Indiana, and site of the first newspaper of- fice, the Old Print Shop. And in the middle of this wonderful trip back in time, we will enjoy lunch and a delicious dessert at VP Museum and “Fly Me to the Moon” Wednesday, July 13, 2011 $108 B, L, S Vincennes’ best known restaurant---Pea-Fections. We will also Today we’ll journey back in time as we tour the VP Museum, tour Grouseland---William Henry Harrison’s home as territorial have lunch at Nick’s and see the production “Fly Me to the governor before he was elected President and George Rogers Moon” in Huntington, IN. At the VP Museum, you’ll discover Clark Memorial Park. As we travel back to Indianapolis, we will the unique stories of several VP’s, from patriots to traitor, in- 4 be served a nice boxed dinner. “M” dispensable to infamous! Discover fascinating artifacts Depart: S 6:15 AM, E 6:45 AM, N 7:15 AM, W 7:45 AM dating from 1789 through the present, with an emphasis on Amish lunch will be provided as well---and don’t worry about those who have called Indiana home, including Dan Quayle, the weather because this is all held indoors! Lots of space will the 44th VP of the USA. Next we’ll have the opportunity to be available to bring home your purchases---but many go just take a “bite out of history”, as we enjoy lunch at a well known to “window” shop, appreciate amazing talent and creativity, Hoosier favorite, Nick’s Kitchen, where the sale of the first and enjoy a day in the country! “M” “original” pork tenderloin sandwich began over a century ago Depart: E 7 AM, N 7:30 AM, W 8 AM, S 8:30 AM when a man named Nick Freienstein began pedaling his ten- Return: E 8:15 PM, N 7:45 PM, W 7:15 PM, S 6:45 PM derloin wagon. “Fly Me To the Moon ” -- The New Huntington Theater will be doing it his way as they pay loving tribute to Ol’ Brown County Beauty, TC Steele Art Blue Eyes himself. From his incredible recording career to his songs from the silver screen, they’ll croon the tunes of Frankie. and Story’s Town History Get ready for Come Fly With Me, Love and Marriage, Luck Be Tuesday, September 13, 2011 $119 B,L,D a Lady, Lady is a Tramp, The Way You Look Tonight, New York, Please join the Society of Pioneers on their fall pilgrimage to New York and that’s just to name a few! Afterwards we’ll “fly scenic Brown County which will include tours of the restored back home” as we reminisce while enjoying a leisurely snack! home and studio of nationally acclaimed artist T.C. Steele. As Special thanks to Joan Cleveland for her recommending the VP a special treat, we will be joined at the historic home by In- Museum as a travel destination! diana State Museum fine arts curator Rachel Perry, an expert “M” on Steele’s artwork and life. After touring the home and stu- Depart: W 6:30 AM, S 7 AM, E 7:30 AM, N 8 AM dio, we will hear a presentation by Rachel, the author of “T.C. Return: N 6 PM, E 6:30 PM, S 7 PM, W 7:30 PM Steele and the Society of Western Artists”. As we enjoy a light lunch on the bus, we will tour Brown County State Park ac- companied by a park guide and include a brief stop at their Midfest Balloon Challenge nature center. Next stop is the town of Nashville where we Saturday, July 16, 2011 Price $89 B, L will allow some time to visit antique shops, art galleries and Bring your family, friends, and grandkids for a day of lots of other retailers. And finally, our visit to this lovely area will in- fun and excitement, as we travel to Middletown, OH for the clude a gourmet dinner in the historic town of Story, now a Midfest Balloon Challenge!! We will start our activities in Rich- bed-and-breakfast community. During the dinner at the Story mond, IN where we will enjoy a delicious Italian lunch followed Inn, owner Rick Hofstetter will share the colorful history of the by a “chocolate trail” excursion to sample some local sweets! former town founded in the 1850s. A day to remember! “M” Then it’s on to Middletown where we will enjoy the Team Fas- Depart: E 6:30 AM, N 7 AM, W 7:30 AM, S 8 AM trax professional skydiving team, the best of regional musical Return: E 10 PM, N 9:30 PM, W 9 PM, S 8:30 PM entertainment, a classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, a wide variety of festival foods, tethered hot air balloon rides, airplane and helicopter rides and much more. The Midfest is all “And Then There Were None” set in the beautiful 100-acre Smith Park adjoining the Middle- October 26, 2011 $99 L, S town Regional Airport near The Great Miami River. Weather Join us for a day of mystery and suspense at the Myers Dinner permitting, you will see the hot air balloons lift off in the early Theatre in Hillsboro, IN for a delicious home made lunch, buf- evening, and also watch the “balloon glow” when it turns dark! fet style, and a live show! “And Then There Were None”, for- Then it’s nap time as we journey homeward with pleasant “bal- merly known as “Ten Little Indians”, is a popular Dame Agatha loon glow” dreams on our mind! We will bring folding chairs Christie murder mystery that has so many murders it’s hard to for your convenience. “A” keep count! The original show in 1945 starred Walter Huston Depart: W 9:30 AM, N 10:00 AM, E 10:30 AM and Dame Judith Anderson. On a remote island 8 guests and Return: E 11:30 PM, N 12:00 AM midnight, W 12:30 AM 2 servants each find themselves blamed for someone’s death by their absent host, who accuses them via a gramophone re- cord. As one by one the guests are killed, one of them suggests “A Little Bit Country” and Lots of Quilts! that the killer is likely among them! Who is it!! Meet the cast Saturday, September 3, 2011 $79 B,L,S afterwards before heading home, comparing our murder mys- Come along as we head south to Cannelburg for the 24th an- tery notes and enjoying a light snack! Myers Dinner Theatre nual Amish Quilt Auction joined by Dallas Reed, past president in Hillsboro, Indiana, comes recommended to Sunrise Tours by of the Quilters’ Guild of Indianapolis and local lecturer and Betty Hailey! Thank you for your input Betty! “A” teacher. Dallas will share the latest on quilting as we travel Depart: N 7:45 AM, E 8:15 AM, S 8:45 AM, W 9:15 AM down into southern Indiana. During the morning, inspect near- Return: W 5:30 PM, S 6 PM, E 6:30 PM, N 7 PM ly 100 quilts up for auction and visit the 30 plus craft tables featuring “hand-made” quilts, rugs, Amish dolls, fresh baked goods, jellies, fresh vegetables and other quality items. Plus you are welcome to join Dallas as he travels to the Stitchin’ Post---a long standing fabric and thread store tucked away in the back roads and perhaps another shop or two. A delicious 5 Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival Day 1: Columbus, March 28-April 3, OH 2011 Today, we travel across our remark- The 2011 Festival able land towards marks the 99th cel- the capital of our ebration of the gift of grand country. the 3,000 cherry trees Overnight in Co- from the People of lumbus, OH. D Tokyo to the People Day 2: Washington of Washington, DC. DC Come with Sunrise We continue east- Tours and enjoy the ward, enjoying spirit of this gener- Sunrise Tours’ dis- ous gift while explor- tinguished hospital- ity. Upon arrival in ing the highlights of DC, we will gather Washington, DC. our bags and make our home at the AAA 4-Diamond award win- “must-see” attraction on the Washington DC ning Gaylord National Harbor Hotel for the museum circuit. We’re in for a spectacular show next 4 nights. You will have time this evening as we spend the remainder of the day visiting to be captivated by the sweeping views of the the memorials and enjoying the Cherry Blossom Potomac River, Washington DC and Old Town Festival activities amidst the magnificent back Highlights: Alexandria, VA all from the patio of our water- drop of cherry trees. After the day’s activities, • Museums of the front hotel! After dinner, you will have time to we’ll enjoy dinner, DC style. B, D Smithsonian Institution enjoy the dancing fountains and meandering Day 5: Washington DC • Tram tour of Arling- river running through the 18-foot atrium in this Today, we will embark on a sensational Lunch ton National Cemetary jewel of a hotel. B, D Cruise down the Potomac River. The magnifi- • Capitol Hill Day 3: Washington DC cent views of DC and the Cherry Blossoms from • Franklin D. Roosevelt One of the most prominent structures in DC our luxury cruising yacht coupled with exquisite Memorial is the Washington Monument. We will start food and music are sure to create lasting mem- • Vietnam Veterans our day with a tour of this 555 foot high obe- ories. This afternoon we will tour the historic Memorial lisk. Afterwards, we will tour the Capitol and and famous Arlington Cemetery including a visit • Korean War Veterans the White House, based on availability. This af- to John F. Kennedy’s tomb and the Tomb of the Memorial ternoon we’ll visit the Smithsonian, the world’s Unknowns. The evening will be at leisure as we • Lincoln Memorial largest museum complex. Another great din- continue our exploration of DC. B,L • Newseum ner tonight followed by evening entertainment Day 6: Columbus, OH • National World War II at either the Kennedy Center or the newly re- It’s time to begin our journey home. We will Memorial modeled Ford Theatre, depending on the show travel to The Spring House for a step back in schedule. B,D time with old-fashioned, home-style eating and Day 4: Washington DC farm tour! Then, it’s off to Columbus, OH for Per person rates This morning, we will visit the “Newseum” a the night. B, L double $1428 multimedia exploration of the importance and Day 7: Return home. triple/quad $1266 history of journalism in America. Since it’s Arrive in Indianapolis early afternoon. B single $1916 opening in 2008, the Newseum has become a Spring Mystery April 13-14, 2011 Enjoy a new destination this spring Per person rates We can’t tell you where we’re going, double $259 6 triple/quad $246 but you’re sure to have a good time! single $299 Southern Charm Featuring Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC Day 1: Georgia April 14-20, 2011 Depart in comfort on a luxury motorcoach and Known for its elegant travel to central Georgia charm, cobblestone for dinner and an over- streets and unique night stay. D culture, Charleston Day 2: Savannah, GA was named one of It’s off to the “Old South” the Top Ten places to and “Georgia’s First City” visit in North Amer- as Savannah welcomes us ica by Conde Nast with southern hospital- Traveler Magazine! ity. After we check into our home for the next 2 “ nights, the Hampton Inn, Historic District, we will visit the elegant Juliette Wow!! The Gordon Low Mansion ruins of Historic Fort Sumter, where the civil “Southern Charm” all glittering in low light typical of the gaslight war began, and a viewing of Charleston from trip was definitely a era. As you let your imagination transport you the Harbor. Upon our return to the pier, we will charmer! The im- back to 1886 you will learn of that era and of tour the USS Yorktown. As featured in the Acad- the ghost stories that have been passed down age you projected emy Award winning documentary “The Fighting - a company that for generations in the Gordon family! For din- Lady”, the 888 ft. aircraft carrier, was the tenth ner this evening we will dine family style at Mrs. provides fine accom- carrier to serve in the US Navy. Tonight we’ll Wilke’s Dining Room; definitely a local’s favor- modations and excel- dine with views of the harbor before checking ite! B, D into our hotel for 2 night stay. B, D lent service ... you Day 3: Savannah, GA Day 5: Charleston, SC certainly delivered. This morning we will board an open-air trolley Embrace the history of Charleston as we visit Thanks so much for to tour this enchanting and alluring Southern the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, an es- the beautiful, joyful town where we’ll find amazing architecture, tate acquired by the Dalton Family in 1676. We experience! spooky cemeteries and rich history. Next, we’ll will tour the gorgeous home and blooming gar- J. Davis, 2009 South- ” have free time for lunch and to explore the His- dens and enjoy a tram excursion of the planta- ern Charm toric River Street full of shops, restaurants, gal- tion’s wetlands and marshes. After enjoying leries, all in a revitalized historic area located lunch and shopping time in the Historic City right on the river. You will have time to enjoy Did you know? Market area, a local guide will share her exper- Savannah is called lunch on your own at The Lady and Son’s res- tise aboard our coach as we explore the city’s ‘America’s First Planned taurant, owned and operated by southern chef colorful history and quaint landscapes. Our City’ because Oglethorpe Paula Deen. This evening, we will be whisked dinner tonight will capture the true essence of (who founded it in 1733) away by the succulent flavors of southern ex- Charleston…southern charm. B, D carefully organized the quisite cooking while dining in the Olde Pink Day 6: Asheville, SC town into grids, with House historic home. Dessert will be a treat for Today we travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains to wide streets and 24 pub- our palette and souls. Fine southern ladies will lic squares. 21 of these discover America’s Largest Majestic Home, the entertain ya’all with a trunk showing of some of squares were carefully picturesque Biltmore Estate. Upon arrival we preserved throughout the finest fashion hats coupled with a sprinkling will gather in the DeerPark Pavilion for a lunch of charming historical stories. B, D the years and still exist buffet. Afterwards, you will have ample time to today. Day 4: Savannah, GA – Charleston, SC tour the Vanderbilt’s home and its surrounding 009! We never say good-bye so we say “we’ll see you nce 2 century-old gardens. Did you know the estate price si Same later” to Savannah! We’ll board the coach and is still family-owned and operated…yes, since enjoy Sunrise Tours’ distinguished hospitality as 1895! Eastern Knoxville, TN is our destination Per person rates we travel to Charleston, SC. Upon arrival in this for our overnight stay. B, L charismatic town, we’ll board a cruise boat to double $1389 Day 7: Return home triple/quad $1253 visit one of the most historically significant sites in North America, Fort Sumter. We will see the Having explored some of the South’s most charming cities, we return home. B single $1796 7 IN Dogwood Capital and French Lick Day 1: French Lick Springs Resort Day 2: Return home April 20-21, 2011 At our first stop, Spring Mill State Park, we’ll Pamper yourself as you enjoy a delicious break- * Picnic at Spring Mill have a presentation by a park Naturalist and fast buffet and a relaxing morning. You’ll have Park enjoy the beautiful wild flowers in full bloom! the opportunity to choose, between activities * Visit Gasthoff, an After a delicious picnic lunch we’ll have a step after breakfast: (1) Relax or try your luck in Amish community on guide take us through Orleans, the “Dog- the casino, (2) Tour the Historic West Baden * Stay at the beautiful wood Capital of Indiana”, and other local areas Springs Resort, or (3) Taste delectable wines at French Lick Resort to share the history and beauty of the area. Our the French Lick Winery (cost of each option is * RR trip through the next stop is Gasthoff, where a local guide will less than $10 and is on your own). This after- Hoosier Forest take us to an Amish home, stop at some local noon we’ll enjoy a scenic railroad ride through * Relax or try your luck sites and then on to the Gasthoff Amish Res- the Hoosier National Forest and past Larry at the casino taurant where we’ll enjoy a hearty meal. This Byrd’s home and more blossoms. We then evening check into the beautiful historic French journey to Bloomington, IN, where we will dine Per person rates Lick Springs Resort where you’ll have the oppor- at a local pub before heading back home while double $258 tunity to relax, visit the casino, or enjoy the sur- visions of blossoms (or bubbles?) dance in our triple/quad $216 rounding grounds! B, L, D head. B, D single $398 Chesapeake Bay & Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Day 1: Central Ohio Chesapeake Bay Bridge we make our way to We depart and begin our journey to the Mid- Kitty Hawk on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a Atlantic east coast with an overnight stay in cen- chain of barrier islands on the Atlantic Seaboard tral Ohio. D known for their rugged beauty. Enjoy a stroll on Day 2: Kent Island the beach on your first of 2 nights at our beach- May 14-22, 2011 As we travel into Maryland on scenic Old Na- front hotel. B, D A sunset on the Ches- tional Road, we will go through Cumberland Day 6: Outer Banks apeake, a sunrise on Narrows, a natural gateway from the Ohio Val- Let’s explore the Outer Banks. The Wright the Atlantic, a crisp ley through the Appalachian Mountains. This Brothers National Memorial is our first stop. breeze off the ocean, afternoon we will arrive in the beautiful Chesa- We’ll stand atop 90-foot Kill Devil Hill and en- the call of a seabird, a peake Bay area and check into our hotel for a vision the first successful powered flight. On glimpse of a dolphin, 2-night stay on Kent Island overlooking the Bay. a drive along the Cape Hatteras National Sea- and the blossoms of Let’s hope for a beautiful sunset as we dine by shore, we’ll tour The Elizabethan Gardens, a spring…By the sea, the water. B, D beautiful living memorial to the original English Day 3: Annapolis, MD colonists, and visit one of the historic lighthous- by the beautiful sea A tour of the US Naval Academy, browsing time es that dot the landscape. B, D … you and me how in historic Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, Day 7: Virginia Beach happy we will be! and a sailing cruise on the Chesapeake highlight It is just a short drive to Virginia Beach, our third this day. B, D stay on the Mid-Atlantic and just minutes from Day 4: Rehoboth Beach, MD the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. We will have a Today we travel to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, taste of military history at the Aviation Muse- our first of three stays on the Mid-Atlantic coast. um and American history at First Landing State We will spend time with a naturalist to learn Park where the first permanent English settlers about wildlife of the area and maybe even do a stepped foot on our continent. This evening’s little crabbing! Then enjoy a free afternoon to dinner is capped with special entertainment. B, stroll the sandy beaches and the only wooden D boardwalk left on the Atlantic coast. Isn’t the Day 8: Eastern Ohio rhythm of the rolling surf hypnotic and relax- Catch one last Atlantic Ocean sunrise before we ing? B, D begin our travels home crossing through beauti- Day 5: Assateague Island ful Virginia and West Virginia. B, D We travel south to the northern entrance of Day 9: Return home Per person rates Assateague Island for a wildlife tour. This area We return home this evening refreshed with double $1776 is home to the wild Chincoteague horses and memories of a beautiful time at the seashore. triple/quad $1572 always a favorite stop for our travelers. Con- tinuing south into Virginia and across the B single $2389 8 Cape Cod and More! Day 1: Fly into Boston Day 5: Martha’s Vineyard May 20-26, 2011 Today we fly into Boston, MA. After checking This morning we’re off to board the ferry for a August 12-18, 2011 into our hotel, The Clarion Nantasket Beach Re- ride to the timeless and enchanting Martha’s sort Hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner while savor- Vineyard; a place rich in history, inspiration, cre- If you’re fond of sand ing the views of the beach. D ativity, and beauty. We will be guided by a dunes and salty air, Day 2: Boston, MA local resident to visit each of the 6 island town’s lighthouses, quaint A full day in Boston with a local guide as we ex- treasures -the picturesque whaling community little villages here and plore historic downtown Boston. So much his- of Edgartown, the lacy Victorian gingerbread there and our patriot- tory and culture in this city including the site of cottages of Oak Bluffs, the magnificent stone ic beginnings, you’re the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere House walls surrounding oceanview fields of Chilmark sure to fall in love and the USS Constitution. B, D to the grand cliffs of Aquinnah (Gay Head), the with old Cape Cod! Day 3: Plymouth, Cape Cod rustic feel of West Tisbury, and the port town of Today we make our way to Plymouth for a look Vineyard Haven. Martha’s Vineyard has some- at the “rock” and an afternoon at sea to sight thing to offer everyone. After a full day, we will some whales! Our day’s journey continues as return to our hotel on Cape Cod. B, D we embrace Cape Cod for a 3-night stay at the Day 6: Rhode Island Cape Codder Resort winner of the Mid Cape Today we continue west to the coastal town Gold Best Resort Award. This evening we will of Newport, RI, the onetime summer home dine at a restaurant offering Cape Cod flavorful of America’s millionaires. We will tour one of “ fare followed by s’mores by the resort’s outdoor these opulent “cottages”, the Breakers. Late fire pit! B, D afternoon we travel north to Providence, RI Day 4: Cape Cod where we will visit Federal Hill to enjoy a delec- One of the best ” On tour with a local guide, we’ll view pictur- table “Little Italy” meal! B, D esque windmills, lighthouses, Cape Cod Nation- Day 7: Return flight home trips ever! al Seashore Park and more. There’ll be plenty After breakfast, we will board the plane for a - Eileen Disbrow of time to shop, stroll, and “people watch” in flight home filled with memories of the east. B quaint Provincetown. B, D ce 2009! price sin Same Per person rates* double $1789 Highlights: • A visit to Martha’s Vineyard triple/quad $1660 • A guided tour of historic Boston, including • Time to shop at Boston’s famous Quincy single $2176 famous landmarks of the Freedom Trail, Old Market * Includes roundtrip North Church, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill • A visit to the Breakers, an opulent “cottage” airfare from IND. in Newport, RI 9 Monument and more! • Whale-watching cruise and Plymouth Rock • A guided tour of Cape Cod Northern Ireland and Scotland Day 1: Overnight flight - air museum located on the restored boyhood Depart for overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scot- home of Judge Thomas Mellon, founder of the land. Pittsburgh banking dynasty. The Park’s perma- Day 2 Edinburgh, Scotland nent exhibition, called “Emigrants”, examines Meet your Scottish Guide, visit the Scottish why two million people left Ulster for America May 29-June 8, Whisky Experience, and enjoy a free afternoon during the 18th & 19th centuries. Overnight in 2011 to relax and explore on your own. Two-night Tower Hotel Derry. B, D stay at the Ramada Mount Royal. B, D Day 7 Westport, Donegal, Sligo, Mayo Day 3 Edinburgh, Scotland Depart for the beautiful town of Westport on Guided tour of Edinburgh including visits to Ed- the shores of Clew bay. Travel via Donegal, Sligo A Sunrise Tours inburgh Castle & Palace of Holyrood House. B, D & Mayo. Visit the world famous 1857 Belleek original itinerary Day 4: Stranraer, Scotland – Belfast, Northern Pottery, Drumcliff, Knock Shrine and read the Ireland epitaph on the grave of W.B Yeates. Two night Depart for Stranraer on the Scottish coast and stay at Wyatt Ho- travel on the fast ferry from Stranraer to Bel- tel. B, D fast, Northern Ireland. Belfast was the only city Day 8: Conne- in Ireland to experience the full force of the In- mara dustrial revolution. Linen, rope making, tobacco Travel along the and most famously ship building including the southern shores of building of the Titanic on the Harland & Wolff Clew Bay to Louis- shipyard were the main industries. The Troubles burgh then down took their toll on the economic life of Belfast the Famine Relief but the past ten years of peace have returned Road to Leenane much prosperity while the genuine friendliness on Killary Harbour of the city never left. Two-night stay at the Eu- to Kylemore Ab- ropa Hotel. B, D bey. Nestled at Day 5: North Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland the base of Duch- Tour the spectacular North Antrim Coast via ruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Ballygalley, Glenarm & Cushendun to Bally- Pollacappul, the Abbey is regarded as one of castle. Visit Carrick -a-Rede rope bridge which Ireland’s most romantic buildings. Continue on spans an eighty foot deep chasm connecting via Letterfrack & Connemara National Park to Rock Island to the mainland. Visit the Old Bush- Clifden mills Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in Free time in Clifden before returning to West- the world for a whiskey tasting. Its Grant to Dis- port via the spectacular Inagh Valley. B, D til was given in 1608 but it is belived that spirit Day 9: Galway, Dublin was probably made here 200 years before that! Free time in Galway City, know as “The City of Visit Giant’s Causeway, the subject of many the Tribes”, before traveling east via Ballinasloe legends and where an estimated 37,000 basalt & Athlone. Visit Clonmacnoise the monastery columns extend from cliffs down into the sea. founded by St. Ciaran in 6th Century, before ar- Return to Belfast via Ballymoney & Ballymena. riving in Dublin for a two-night stay. Two night B, D stay at Grand Canal Hotel. B, D Day 6 Derry, Northern Ireland Day 10: Dublin Depart for historic fortified walled city of Derry. Depart on a guided tour of Dublin including vis- The city fortifications are among the best - pre- its to St. Patricks Cathedral, Christ Church Ca- served in Europe and were completed in 1618 to thedral where the remains of the Anglo-Norman defend the city from Gaelic chieftains in Done- conqueror of Dublin, Strongbow are buried and Per person rates* gal. Travel via Armagh, one of Ireland’s oldest Trinity College, and home to the Book of Kells. double $3298 cities which dates back to the age of St. Patrick Visit the Guinness Storehouse at St. James Gate single $3699 and the advent of Christianity. Visit St Patrick’s and enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Sky Bar. This * Includes roundtrip Church of Ireland Cathedral with it’s 11th cen- evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner of Irish airfare from IND tury High Cross and the bones of Brian Boru, music & dance at The Merry Ploughboy Pub. the High King of Munster who defeated the Vi- Dinner & Overnight in Grand Canal Hotel. B, D king armies in AD 1014. Continue via Omagh to visit the Ulster - American Folk Park, an open Day 11: Return home Depart on return flight home. B 10 43 Yellowstone National Park and more! Day 1: Kansas City, MO June 5-13, 2011 Today fly from Indianapolis to Kansas City to begin your tour. Overnight in Sioux City. D Day 2: Rapid City, SD Explore the Badlands of South Dakota today and enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug store. We will stay in Rapid City for the next 2 nights. B, D Day 3: Rapid City, SD Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monu- ment and the Black Hills are on our agenda today with a local guide. We “ will travel to Custer State Park featuring world famous Old Faithful Geyser, you will be 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pristine lakes able walk out the front door and see this natural and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep phenomenon first hand! B, D ...returned last Tour into one of the largest herds of bison in Day 6: Yellowstone Friday from our trip North America. Dinner tonight will be in the his- Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy with Sunrise Tours toric State Game Lodge where Presidents Eisen- the best of Yellowstone today with our own to Yellowstone ...It hower and Coolidge dined and relaxed. B, D guide! Old Faithful! Geysers! Paint Pots! All in was a delightful trip Day 4: Cody, WY all, a day of geological wonders and plenty of for us. We were very We depart Rapid City this morning and begin wildlife! B, D our trek to Cody, WY. Along the route, we will impressed with the Day 7: Jackson, WY see Devil’s Tower, and pass through the beauti- professionalism of Let’s explore more of this unique land. We will ful Big Horn Mountains. After dinner in down- head south to the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake. both the driver and town Cody we will attend the Cody Nite Ro- You will have time to browse Teton Village be- the tour guide. Plan deo. A western favorite summer activity since fore lunch in the world class Jackson Lake Lodge. to sign on for another 1939. Tonight, we will relax in the comforts of This afternoon, we travel south to enjoy a scenic trip before too long. The Cody, a hotel featuring luxury lodging in the float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons - Barbara and Art ” American West. B, D as the backdrop. Afterwards, we’ll continue into Minor Day 5: Yellowstone historic Jackson for our overnight stay. This eve- This morning, we’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Museum ning you are free to explore Jackson Square, lo- before driving into Yellowstone Park. We will cated in the heart of Jackson, WY. B, D stay 2 nights at the Old Faithful Inn, a nation- Day 8: Grand Tetons - Salt Lake City, UT al historic landmark. Located adjacent to the Breakfast in the fresh outdoors at a Chuckwag- on will cap our experiences in Jackson. We will board our coach and travel south along scenic highway 89 into Salt Lake City. This evening, we will meet our guide for a tour of Temple Square and the Latter Day Saints Community Center. B, D Day 9: Return home Fly home from Salt Lake City. B Per person rates* double $2388 triple/quad $2155 Highlights: · Yellowstone National Park - a geological single $3089 · Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, wonder teeming with wildlife! * Includes roundtrip air- the magnificent Badlands and Black Hills! · Lively western town of Jackson Hole. fare from IND · The inspiring Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain · 2-night stay in Yellowstone National Park wilderness and Big Horn Mountains. and scenic float trip on Snake River. 11 NYC and Long Island Day 1: Ohio June 8-16, 2011 We begin our From the serenity of St. trip eastward to Patrick’s Cathedral to our home for the the bustling activity of night in Ohio. 5th Avenue and Wall We’ve got the Street, you will experi- driving covered, ence the city that never so relax and en- sleeps! Then, enjoy a joy the comfort wonderful contrast just of our deluxe 90 miles east on bu- motorcoach and colic Long Island with the hospitality its windswept Atlan- of your Sunrise tic beaches, and rural Tour’s manager. D maritime charm. Day 2: New York City We travel high- way 80 east across Pennsyl- vania passing through Moshannon State For- land for a 2 night stay. B, D est and the northern area of the Appalachian Day 6: Long Island Mountains. The straight and tall black cherry With a local step-on guide, we will absorb the trees from this region are commonly used for history, culture and beauty of the South Fork of “ fine furniture and cabinetry. This evening we ar- Long Island. We will visit Montauk Point Light- rive in Teaneck, NJ and unpack our bags for our house, a winery and East Hampton for lunch and 3-night stay. B, L shopping during the “Life Styles of the Rich and Not only was Day 3: New York City Famous” tour. We will give you the opportunity this my first trip with to wiggle your toes in the ocean today as well. Today, we will explore New York City with a lo- Sunrise it was also cal guide. Spend the day exploring Central Park, Don’t forget your camera! The Inn Spot on the my first bus trip. I’m St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, reconstruc- Bay restaurant will open their doors for our din- ner. The food is delectable, and the homemade glad to report I en- tion of Ground Zero, watching people at Rock- joyed it thoroughly. efeller Center and visiting the unique area of ice cream, made by the owners themselves, tops the day in a “sweet” way. B, D My greatest satisfac- Chinatown in lower Manhattan. The guide will Day 7: Long Island tion was the day long provide insight into New York’s character and This morning, we will visit the OHEKA Castle New York City tour. ” people, enhancing your NYC experience. B, D Day 4: New York City built on the highest point on Long Island and M. Arnold, NYC Today we will visit the Metropolitan Museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Long Island 2007 of Art. Also known as the “Met”, the museum During the gilded age of the 1920’s, the Castle offers over 5,000 years of art. Your tour will in- was used as a summer home for entertainment. clude the newest exhibits on display and art to Afterwards, we will enjoy lunch in the Hunting- please all palettes. This afternoon we will enjoy ton area before continuing to Harrisburg, PA for a Broadway Theatre performance followed by our overnight stay. B, L dinner in the Times Square area. After dinner, Day 8: Harrisburg, PA take in the fabulous sights of New York 70 sto- We will visit The National Civil War Museum ries up from the Top of the Rock Observation this morning. It is the only museum in The Deck! B, D United States that portrays the entire story of the American Civil War without bias to Union or 009! Day 5: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island nce 2 Confederate causes. Afterwards, we will board price si Same We will see NYC from a historical perspective as we tour Ellis Island, where so many people be- our comfortable motorcoach for a relaxing af- gan their lives in the “land of opportunity”. We ternoon as we pass through the rolling green Per person rates hills of Pennsylvania to overnight in central, will also visit the Statue of Liberty and enjoy the double $1994 magnificent view of the New York skyline. After Ohio. B, D triple/quad $1789 12 disembarking our ferry, we’ll travel to Long Is- Day 9: Return home We arrive home today. B single $2609 Canyonlands of Southern Utah Day 1: Fly into Salt Day 5: Lake Powell – June 13-21, 2011 OR Lake City, UT Kayenta, AZ Fly into Salt Lake City We cross the border July 27-August 4, and travel to Cedar into Arizona and tour 2011 City, gateway to the the Glen Canyon Dam. Come explore the colorful canyonlands of After lunch we are re- southern Utah Can- Utah. D ally in for a treat as we yonlands and discov- Day 2: Bryce Canyon cruise beautiful Lake er it’s monumental Today, we explore Powell. The boat will beauty! spectacular Bryce Can- take us into two can- yon, famous for its yons – one where we unique geology and can almost touch the some of the world’s sides of the cliffs! We best air quality. Then, overnight in Kayenta, “ we’re off to explore Arizona. B, D Cedar Breaks National Day 6: Monument Monument, known for Valley Thank you for the an enchanting mixture Today, hear about Na- wonderful trip to the of delicate shades of tive American heri- Canyonlands. This colors, like the icing on tage of this area as was our first tour and an extravagant wedding cake! B, D we explore the back roads of Monument Val- it was spectacular. Day 3: Zion National Park – Kanab, UT ley. A Navajo guide will lead us amongst per- We are already think- This morning, we will follow the lush Virgin haps the most enduring and definitive images ing of our next trip River along U-9 into Zion National Park where of the American West. Then, we will head back you are surrounded by massive canyon walls into Utah for tonight’s treat: a hearty barbeque with your company. ” and a unique landscape of petrified sand dunes. dinner, then an exhilarating jet boat ride fol- Kanab, Utah is our home for the next two nights. lowed by a spectacular light and sound show. - E. Kellmann B, D Two nights rest in the heart of the quaint town Canyonlands 2009 Day 4: Grand Canyon of Moab. B, L, D This morning, we travel to the north rim of the Day 7: Canyonlands National Park Grand Canyon. Less visited than the south rim, We’ll explore Canyonlands National Park and Combine the 7/27 de- but truly as beautiful, you will enjoy spectacular enjoy the commanding views across many miles parture with Idaho on views from Point Imperial, highest point on the of very deep canyons in all directions. A picnic canyon rim, and dine at Grand Canyon Lodge lunch on the river-side, then we’ll discover page 20 and take $450 overlooking the canyon. B, L Arches National Monument, the worlds’ larg- off the combined per est concentration of natu- person rate! ral stone arches. This eve- ning enjoy time to explore the quaint town of Moab at leisure. B, L Day 8: Colorado National Monument We depart for Grand Junc- tion, CO and drive through the scenic Colorado Na- tional Monument, “one of Per person rates* the grand landscapes of double $2113 the West”. We’ll continue triple/quad $1933 across the Rockies for an single $2650 overnight stay. B, D * Includes airfare from IND Day 9: Fly home to Salt Lake City. Today we catch our return flight home. B 13 Alaska by Motorcoach Days 1-6: St. Louis to Dawson Creek, BC -Desti- Tooth Gerties while in Dawson City. June 10-July 11, 2011 nation Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway Day 11: Top of the World and Taylor Highways Alaska is a popular First we overnight in St. Louis. On day 2 we to Tok, Alaska destination, but most travel to Burnsville, MN just south of Minneap- Ferry ride across the Yukon River then travel people visit on a cruise. olis; on day 3 we continue northwest through the “Top-of-the-World Highway” and Taylor While cruising is great, Minnesota into North Dakota and overnight Highway to Tok stopping in Chicken en route. this land tour provides in Minot – Why not? The June typically brings the opportunity to see third day takes us into the brilliant displays of a lot more of this pris- province of Saskatchewan arctic poppies and tine land. Plus, you can where we visit its provincial lupine along much see Alaska without ever capital Regina, home to the of this narrow, wind- getting on a flight! world famous Royal Cana- ing panoramic road. dian Mounted Police train- Welcome to Alaska! ing academy, and overnight Day 12 Fairbanks in its largest city Saskatoon, We again travel on which lies on the South Sas- the Alaska Highway katchewan River. On day 5 to its end in Delta we travel the Yellowhead Junction. We will Highway into the province of Alberta and over- stop for a “photo finish” and lunch at Rika’s night in Edmonton, home of the largest mall Roadhouse in Delta Junction, continue to North in the world; on day 6, we continue northwest Pole for a visit with Santa, then into Fairbanks. into British Columbia and overnight in Daw- No visit to Alaska is complete without a visit to son Creek, the official beginning of the Alaska the Alaska Museum of the North. Highlights Highway. Enjoy a toast and dinner this evening include Alaska’s largest gold display, extensive to celebrate the beginning of our adventure on displays of Alaska Native art and artifacts and the Alaska Highway. the movies “Dynamic Aurora” about the aurora Day 7-9: Dawson Creek to Whitehorse, Yukon borealis and “Winter” which gives visitors in- Territory on the Alaska Highway sight into life during their longest season! Our first 3 days on the Alaska Highway (cut Day 13-14: Denali National Park through the bush in nine months during WWII This morning cruise the Chena and Tanana Riv- but considerably im- ers on the stern- Please note that proved since then!) be- wheeler Dis- while this tour is spe- gins with a photo stop at covery and visit cifically geared to- the Mile Zero Signpost the home and ward seniors, there and the Visitors’ Centre kennels of the are many miles trav- and Museum in Dawson late four-time eled, one-night stays Creek. We will overnight Iditarod winner and remote visits in- in Ft. Nelson and Wat- Susan Butcher cluded. Adventurous son Lake before reach- and take a na- ing Whitehorse, capital tive Alaskan spirit required! city of the Yukon Terri- guided tour of tory, on day 9. This sce- the Chena In- nic drive through rugged dian Village. country will include photo, and short walking Next travel the Skyline Drive overlooking the trail stops, and places of interest such as the Tanana River Valley to Denali National Park and Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake. Preserve, home of majestic Mt. McKinley. Our Day 10: Whitehorse to Dawson City on the 2-night stay at Denali Park Hotel in Healy allows Klondike Highway you time to take the 8-hour shuttle bus trip to Travel to lively Dawson City, Yukon, where the the newly completed Eielson Visitor Center 66 great 1886 gold rush began and provided world miles into the Park. On a clear day, Eielson of- famous writers Jack London and Robert Service, fers magnificent views of Mt. McKinley. Shuttle 14 Bard of the Yukon, inspiration for their works. buses stop for wildlife viewing, restroom stops Pan for gold and spend an evening at Diamond and beautiful scenery and also give you the flexibility to disembark / re-board anywhere gold rush days as we board the famous White along the road. You may also take a ranger-led Pass and Yukon Railroad built during the Klon- walk or drop a fishing line, in the Savage River, dike Gold Rush. It climbs along the shoulders no fishing license required! of sheer granite mountains and over beautiful Day 15: Denali to Girdwood gorges. A little Keep on the lookout for wildlife, Mount McKin- more time to ex- ley and more spectacular views as we travel plore this coastal south on Parks Highway visiting the cities of city before we Wasilla and Anchorage before ending the day will board the at the Hotel Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, for a M/V Matanuska 3-night stay. and begin our Day 16: Seward and Cruise the Kenai Fjords journey on the Another scenic drive as we travel Alaska’s first Alaska Marine All-American Road to Seward to take a Kenai Highway. Settle Fjords Wildlife cruise to see towering peaks, into your 2-berth beautiful glaciers, emerald coves and more of inside cabin for a the great Alaska wilderness and to visit Exit Gla- 2-night stay. For cier in Kenai Fjords National Park. the night owls or Day 17: Hotel Alyeska Resort adventuresome Relax and enjoy the day at the resort. A high- of our group, you have an optional excursion light will be a tram ride and lunch at the top of into Juneau during the 11:15pm-2:15am ferry the mountains – what a view! stop in Juneau. Day 18: Ferry cruise across Prince William Day 22: Marine Highway – Petersburg, Sound Wrangell, Ketchikan Today we travel through the tunnel to the other Enjoy a full day cruising Alaska’s inside passage, side of the Chugach Mountains and the pictur- visiting with Alaskan locals, dining in the cafete- esque town of Whittier on the shores of Prince ria and listening to informative talks given by an William Sound. Here we will board the ferry onboard naturalist. Short stops will be made in and travel Alaska’s Marine Highway to Valdez. Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan. Often called “Switzerland Day 23: Prince Rupert to of Alaska” and remem- Smithers bered as site of the 1989 An early morning arrival, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Val- breakfast and a little sightsee- dez is the terminal of the ing in Prince Rupert before we Alaskan pipeline. This eve- travel along Skeena River and ning we overnight in Cop- by the Seven Sisters Moun- To maximize traveler per Center, AK tains before coming to Smith- comfort, this tour is Day 19: Wrangell St. Elias ers, BC for our overnight stay. National Park and Kluane National Park to De- Day 24-26: Prince George, Jasper and Radium limited to 36 passen- struction Bay. Hot Springs gers. Please book Another lovely drive as we pass Wrangell St. We travel through the Caribou and Rocky early to secure your Elias National Park, the largest U.S. national Mountains visiting Jasper, Banff and Kootenay spot! park and then travel the Alaska Highway on a National Parks with overnight stays in Prince stretch that borders the Canadian Kluane Na- George, Jasper and Radium Hot Springs. Gor- tional Park. Overnight in Destruction Bay. geous scenery, a lunch at Chateau Lake Louise, Per person rates* Day 20: Haines Highway and fast ferry to Skag- and a dip in the hot springs are some of the way highlights of these three days. double $5988 Another border crossing into Alaska as we trav- Day 27-32: Journey home through Montana, triple/quad $5406 el to Haines going through lush coastal rain for- South Dakota, and Iowa single $7968 est and the St. Elias Mountains to Haines, AK Overnight stays in Missoula and Billings, Mon- * Includes motorcoach before boarding a fast ferry for a 45 minute ride tana, the Badlands area of South Dakota, and transportation, accom- to Skagway, “Gateway to the Klondike” and our Sioux City, IA before arriving back in St. Louis. modations including overnight destination. Visits to a Smoke Jumper school, Little Bighorn overnight stays on fer- Day 20: White Pass and Yukon Railroad and Battlefield National Monument and the Bad- ries, 26 breakfasts, 10 Alaska Marine Highway lands of South Dakota are some of the high- dinners and activities. Step back in time and soak up the flavor of the lights of this homeward stretch. 15 “Grand” Vacation to Michigan Day 1: Grand Haven, MI June 23-28, 2011 Today we depart Indianapolis aboard a luxury motorcoach and travel north through Indiana to the historic town of Grand Haven, MI, along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand River. This evening we’ll enjoy waterfront dining in the heart of Grand Haven! D Day 2: Grand Traverse Bay We’ll browse charming Grand Haven, known as “Coast Guard City, USA”, and its sandy beach and mid-nine- teenth century lighthouse. Next, hit the road to our lakefront hotel with beautiful views on the lovely shores of Grand Traverse Bay for a 2-night ury resort, where the longest porch in the world stay. This afternoon, we’ll tour the Music overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Enjoy some House; a museum of old time music machines free time in town, and after dinner in the Grand that pleasantly surprises Sunrise travelers every Hotel’s elegant dining room, take time to enjoy time! B, D a leisurely sunset stroll through the grounds. B, Day 3: Sleeping Bear Dunes and Grand Tra- D verse Bay Day 5: Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids What a spectacular resort area! We’ll take After a restful night in one of the Grand’s beau- a scenic drive around Old Mission Peninsula tiful rooms and breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take where cherry orchards abound, then along a horse drawn carriage tour of the island with Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear free time to explore on your own, or to shop the Dunes National Lakeshore. We’ll visit charming quaint stores of the village. Before we depart port towns and a working cherry farm. B, D the island, we’ll have our third delectable meal Day 4: Mackinac Island, overnight at Grand Ho- at the Grand Hotel; lunch at the incomparable tel Grand Buffet! Travel to Grand Rapids for our We’ll travel along Lake Michigan this morning overnight stay. B, L Per person rates and ferry to Mackinac Island where we’ll be Day 6: Return Home double $1223 transported by horse and carriage to the world Today we return to Indianapolis having had a triple/quad $1114 renowned Grand Hotel, the island’s premier lux- very “Grand” vacation! B single $1623 Tranquility in New Harmony, Indiana Day 1: New Harmony Day 2: Historic homes June 9-10, 2011 As we journey towards New Harmony, we will Relax or explore the area in the morning after take a break in Princeton, IN, to tour the Arbo- enjoying a buffet continental breakfast. There retum in Princeton, IN and enjoy a family style are many places within walking distance such as picnic lunch. Upon arriving in New Harmony, the Roofless Church, Carol’s Garden, Cathedral visit the Atheneum Visitors Center, the Har- Labyrinth, Tillich Park, shopping, restaurants monist Labyrinth and the Fragrant Farm. After and more. Lunch will be on your own at your checking into the New Harmony Inn, we will en- leisure. In the afternoon we will have the op- joy some fine cuisine at the well known “Red portunity to tour some of the Historic Homes/ Geranium Restaurant”. Afterwards, you may Structures that are only available with a guide wish to stroll through the well lit gardens in the such as the Lenz House, Thralls Opera House Per person rates evening, or cook smores by a bonfire. Feel free and more. We then head towards home with a double $289 to bring your guitar and we can sing around the renewed feeling of peace and tranquility! B, S triple/quad $277 bonfire. B, L, D single $338 16 Let Freedom Ring Day 1: Mid-Ohio June 30-July 7, 2011 Pack your red, white and blue and set- Philadelphia and DC tle into our comfortable coach as we are ideal places to cel- travel across our remarkable land. D ebrate the 4th of July. Day 2: Philadelphia, PA Known as the “birth- We continue eastward, enjoying Sun- place of America,” rise hospitality. We will arrive in Phila- Philadelphia is home to delphia in time to enjoy dinner at “The the original draft of the City Tavern”. This is the same place United States Consti- that John Adams frequented when he tution and the Liberty arrived in Philadelphia in August of Bell. Pair Philly with 1774 to attend the First Continental our nation’s capitol’s Congress. Perhaps you will try an ale 4th of July festival and brewed according to George Washing- celebrate this holiday ton’s original recipe! B, D on a tour that every Day 3: “We the people…” rytellers, performers, craftspeople, etc. We will American would be Today we will visit patriotic sites in Philadelphia honor our great land by enjoying the fireworks proud to experience. including Liberty Bell Center, National Consti- display at the end of the day. Your tour manager tution Center, and Independence Hall where will ensure you have comfortable seating in our the Declaration of Independence was signed. Sunrise Tour’s chairs. So, enjoy and celebrate Of course we will allow time to celebrate with this great country in which we are blessed to other patriots attending the Welcome America live! B, D festival. This evening join us as we board the Day 6: President’s homes new Philadelphia Belle paddlewheel-style riv- A freedom tour would not be complete with- erboat for a 4-course dinner out a visit to the homes of cruise including an incredible some of our fine Presidents. view of the fireworks show This morning we depart for on Penn’s Landing! B, D Mount Vernon and a tour of Day 4: DC George Washington’s time- This morning, we will get a less and inspirational man- taste of Philly foods! You sion, gardens and grounds. will get the inside scoop on Heading west, we travel to Or- Philly’s food history and how ange, VA to tour Montpelier the iconic foods came to be. the lifelong home and estate After lunching like a native of James Madison. It was at Philly we are off to celebrate Montpelier where Madison in our nation’s capitol. We researched past democracies arrive in time to check into and conceived of the system the AAA 4-diamond award of government that became winning Gaylord National our republic. Then we’re off to Harbor, DC’s newest first class hotel ideally situ- Charlottesville, VA to tour Monticello the estate ated in National Harbor, MD on the scenic Po- of Thomas Jefferson. You will get an intimate tomac River. This evening, you will have time look at the extraordinary house Thomas Jeffer- to browse National Harbor’s newest shops and son built and furnished for himself and his fam- resort activities. B, L ily including glimpses of the books and objects Day 5: God Bless America that reveal Jefferson’s unique mind. B, L Today we celebrate the 4th of July in our Na- Day 7: George Washington National Forest tion’s Capitol! We will spend our day at the Continuing our travels west, passing through National Mall and the Folklife Festival 2011 the George Washington National Forest, we will which is an exposition of cultural heritage held arrive mid-Kentucky for our overnight stay. B, D Per person rates outdoors on the national mall. You will have Day 8: Home double $1588 time to tour the Smithsonians and participate Full of patriotic memories we arrive home this triple/quad $1414 in the Festival activities featuring musicians, sto- afternoon. B single $2112 17 National Parks of the Rocky Mountains Day 1: Fort Collins, June 30-July 8, 2011 CO Fly into Denver and Features four Na- travel to Fort Collins, tional Parks including CO for a 2-night stay. Rocky Mountain Na- Meet a local expert tional Park, Yellow- for a narrated walking stone, Grand Tetons tour of historic down- and Glacier National town before we dine Park. at a restaurant de- signed and managed by a local family. D Day 2: Rocky Moun- tain National Park With sunny skies and sunny dispositions, we begin our ad- venture of exploring the Rockies in Rocky Mountain National wonders of the area as we travel northwest to Park. Drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake on Whitefish, MT. Keep an eye out for eagles soar- Trail Ridge Road, “a scenic wonder road of the Combine this tour ing above and other wildlife as we pass through world” with a whole sweep of the Rockies and with Pacific North- the Gallatin National Forest, Deerlodge Nation- enjoy a gourmet catered lunch at the Alluvial west on page 19 and al Forest and the shores of Flathead Lake before Fan Outlook. B, L take $450 off the arriving at the Grouse Mountain Lodge for our Day 3: Jackson, WY 2-night stay. This lodge boasts views of the regal combined per person We will enjoy the beautiful views of Medicine Glacier National Park along with warm hospital- rate! Bow National Forest and Bridger National For- ity. B, D est before arriving in the well-known western Day 7: Glacier National Park town of historic Jackson, WY located in the Today we board the narrated “red bus jam- Grand Tetons. After dinner, we will unpack our mers” to travel the “Going-to-the-Sun-Road”. bags for a 2-night stay. B, D Senses heighten as we smell the fresh air and Day 4: The Grand Tetons and Jackson, WY soak in the views of Glacier’s pristine forests, Today, we enjoy the beauty and majesty of the alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spec- Grand Tetons as we take a scenic float on the tacular lakes. We will enjoy lunch in the park Snake River. Bring your camera as we venture before we board a boat for a cruise on Lake St. to the top of Rendezvous Mountain via the Aer- Mary. Unique photo opportunities and wildlife ial Tram for a bird’s eye view of Jackson. This viewing abound on this sparkling lake. You’ll see evening enjoy a rollicking western dinner “un- waterfalls, rugged cliffs, ancient forests and the der the stars” as the Bar J Chuckwagon serves Sexton Glacier. An optional short walk to Baring supper and the Bar J Wranglers entertain us! B, Falls will provide a closer look at the waterfall. D After we return to our hotel you will have time Day 5: Yellowstone National Park to relax and enjoy the lodge at your leisure. B, L It’s off to one of our nation’s finest national Day 8: Couer d’Alene, ID parks. An educated naturalist/ranger will board This morning, we depart Whitefish and travel Per person rates* our coach and tour us through Yellowstone Na- west along the eastern shore of Flathead Lake double $2396 tional Park today. Sights will include Old Faith- and through Lolo National Forest to Couer triple/quad $2166 ful, Geysers, Paint Pots and more geological d’Alene, ID for our overnight stay. B, D wonders. We will conclude the tour at Mam- single $3085 Day 9: Spokane, WA moth Hot Springs Hotel for dinner and over- * Includes roundtrip Today we catch our return flight home, counting night. B, D airfare from IND the many memories we’ve made on tour. B Day 6: Whitefish, MT After breakfast in the park, enjoy the scenic 18 All-American July 4th in St. Louis Day 1: Fireworks dinner cruise National Historic Site which is Ulysses S. Grant’s July 4-6, 2011 Today we travel to St. Louis and begin with a wife, Julia Dent’s family home. Then we will en- tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, including joy a wonderful city tour that includes lunch on a stop at the stables to see the famous clydes- “The Hill”, the Cathedral Basilica, Forest Park-- dale horses! Next, enjoy a frozen custard at -the home of the 1904 World’s Fair, and much another St. Louis institution, Ted Drewes. Our more! We’ll then head back to the hotel to re- hotel is within walking distance of the arch lax and enjoy “Happy Hour” with appetizers be- grounds, home of the St. Louis fair. You may fore heading to Busch Stadium to watch arch ri- wish to spend some time there before our spe- vals the St. Louis Cards and the Cincinnati Reds cial dinner cruise this evening where we will battle it out in an evening game. B, L, hot apps Per person rates watch the July 4th fireworks from the middle of Day 3: Return home the Mississippi River! D This morning we will visit the Victorian row double $499 Day 2: St. Louis home built in the 1860’s of St. Louis music man, triple/quad $448 The day begins with a visit to Whitehaven, the Scott Joplin. Return home this evening. B single $650 Pacific Northwest & Canadian Rockies Day 1: Fly into Seattle, WA spot in the Rockies - what a treat to dine at the After a smooth flight into Seattle, you will have Chateau Lake Louise! Then it’s on to Banff for a July 9-18, 2011 a chance to get a birds eye view of Seattle from 3-night stay. B, L Experience the gran- the top of the Space Needle. Afterwards, we Day 7: Athabasca Glacier deur of the moun- will check into our hotel for our 2-night stay. D After breakfast, we will travel north on the ice- tains, the beauty Day 2: Seattle, WA field parkway into Jasper National Park, spell- of the glaciers, and It’s off to explore this fine northwest city. We’ll bound by the awesome landscape that sur- the cities of Seattle, explore Pikes Market Place and the Future of rounds us. You won’t forget the incredible “snow Banff and Vancou- Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour which of- coach” ride on the Athabasca Glacier, the azure ver! This is a trip you fers the only opportunity to tour a commer- blue of Peyto Lake and the majestic mountains will never forget! cial jet assembly plant in North America. This of the Canadian Rockies! To enhance our trip evening we will board a cruise boat, cross the through Banff National Park, we will have a lo- Puget Sound to Blake Island for a northwest na- cal guide board our coach, educating and enter- tive American cultural experience. You will see taining us enroute. B, D a performance by the Tillicum Village dancers Day 8: Banff, AB and enjoy a salmon bake prepared on cedar This morning, we will embark on a scenic float stakes over an alder-wood fire. B, D trip on the Bow River, for a different perspec- Combine this tour Day 3: Vancouver, BC tive of Banff National Park and its ecology. This with National Parks of After breakfast, we’ll travel into Canada to visit relaxing float allows time to enjoy the grandeur the Rockies on page cosmopolitan Vancouver and its beautiful parks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains while looking 18 OR Idaho on page with a local guide. B, D for Beaver, Elk, Osprey and more! Don’t forget 20 and take $450 off Day 4: Vancouver Island, BC your camera! When we return to Banff, we the combined per This morning we’ll ferry to Vancouver Island will enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur person rate! to visit world-famous Butchart Gardens where Mountain for a bird’s eye view of this memo- we’ll dine overlooking the beautiful gardens. Af- rable city before dinner. B, D terwards, visit the delightful “British-like” city of Day 9: Kootenay Park, BC Victoria. B, L Today we will travel through scenic Kootenay Day 5: Revelstoke, BC Park and Radium Hot Springs, BC, where the After breakfast, we begin our journey along the world famous springs known for their odour- scenic roads into the Columbia Mountains in less hot mineral pools are surrounded by natu- Per person rates* British Columbia and stay overnight on a moun- ral rock walls! We will turn in for the night in double $2698 tain lake near Revelstoke, British Columbia B, D Ponderay, ID after we enjoy a final night’s din- triple/quad $2457 Day 6: Lake Louise and Banff, BC ner and a discussion of our favorite places we single $3424 Today we travel through Rogers Pass, Glacier visited! B, D * Includes roundtrip and Yoho National Parks, and into Banff Nation- Day 10: Flight Home airfare from IND al Park, Canada’s oldest national park. En-route we will visit Lake Louise, the most photogenic Filled with memories of the grandeur of the Northwest, we fly home. B 19 Idaho Day 1-2: Northern Panhandle of July 18-26, 2011 Idaho Idaho is a land of con- After a smooth flight into Spo- trast with spectacu- kane, WA, we will meet our coach for a short drive into the lar beauty. Whether northern panhandle of Idaho for it’s the jagged peaks, a two night stay. This part of Ida- deep canyons, pristine ho has some of the largest and lakes or roiling rivers, most pristine lakes, scenic drive it’s a beautiful place and wonderful nature walks. As- to see. Visit and expe- cend to the top of Schweitzer and rience the unhurried, enjoy the view of three states unspoiled and unas- and Canada!. Our cruise on Lake suming life and land Pend, the largest Idaho lake, sce- in Idaho. nic drive across the Silver Valley, “must see” Cataldo Mission, and A highly popular visit to historic silver mine are a ty: Historic Emmett. A visit to the nearby area good beginning to our adventures throughout will surely let us know why this area is called new tour in 2009 the Gem state. D, B, D “Valley of Plenty”. Did you know that Boise has returns in 2011! Day 3: Riggins, ID been listed in over a dozen magazines on their This morning as our journey heads south to “best cities” lists? We will explore the Green- belt, a 25-mile path and park along the river, Did you know? Riggins, ID for a two-night stay, we will drive • Idaho is 63% public through Palouse country with its golden wheat, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center (more land, managed by the lentil and barley fields, a six mile corridor of Basques reside in Boise than any other U.S. city) federal government. majestic Great White Pines, Lewiston at the and the Old Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. B, D, • The deepest river confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers B, D gorge in North America and along the mighty Salmon River. During our Day 7: Sun Valley is Idaho’s Hells Canyon scenic drive we will pass through Princeton and Our travels today take us to the Old West town (7,900 ft deep) Harvard; but not to worry studying will not be of Idaho City where more gold was mined than • Idaho has 3,100 miles required! We’ll stop along the way to view Port in all of Alaska! Then we continue on the Pon- of rivers - more than any Lewiston barges and charming town, and then derosa Pine Scenic Byway to Stanley at the base other state. visit the “Heart of the Monster” landmark to of the Sawtooth Mountains and to Sun Valley, • Nearly 85% of all com- learn of its importance to the Nez Perce Indi- America’s first destination ski resort. Sun Valley mercial trout sold in the ans. B, D Resort has the old-world charm and ambiance US is from Idaho. Day 4: Hell’s Canyon of a cozy European alpine village – enjoy your Today’s adventure begins at Pittsburg Landing free time to explore before an outdoor dinner for a scenic jet boat ride on the whitewaters of and evening entertainment. B, D Combine this tour the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon, the deepest Day 8: Craters of the Moon National Monu- with Pacific North- river gorge in North America! We will venture ment– Southwest Idaho west on page 19 OR up the “wild river” to the dam where we will We continue in an eastward direction to ex- Canyonlands on page have lunch and tour a historic cabin and muse- plore the Craters of the Moon National Monu- 13 and take $450 off um along the way. Enchanted by the views and ment and Preserve. This geological jewel is one the combined per curious history of this place, this will be a safe of the best places in the world to see the awe- person rate! adventure never to be forgotten! B, L some effects of volcanism. 2000 years after the Day 5-6: Boise, ID eruption of this volcano, the landscape is still Per person rates* Our journey continues southward as we travel ever changing. We will visit Yellowstone Bear double $2333 through Payette National Forest. A visit to the World where we will see elk, bison, deer, bear triple/quad $2128 smokejumpers base will be a great way to start and a gray wolf pack roam in large, natural habi- tats, free to come right to the windows of our single $2949 our day. Then it’s “all aboard” on the Thunder motorcoach! B, D * Includes roundtrip Mountain Line as we wind our way around the Day 9: Return Home airfare from IND narrow canyon along the Payette River. Before continuing into the capital city, Boise, for a two Today we catch our return flight home out of night stay, we’ll stop in the heart of Gem Coun- Salt Lake City. B 20 43 Yellowstone & Cheyenne Frontier Days Day 1: Sioux City, NE You will have time to July 19-28, 2011 Today fly into Kansas City browse Teton Village and then travel into Iowa before lunch in the for an overnight stay in Jackson Lake Lodge. Sioux City. D We will travel south Day 2: Rapid City, SD to enjoy a scenic Explore the Badlands of float on the Snake South Dakota today and River with the Grand enjoy dinner at the fa- Tetons formed as mous Wall Drug store. the backdrop. After- We will stay in Rapid City wards, we’ll contin- for the next 2 nights. B, D ue into historic Jack- Day 3: Rapid City, SD son in which you will Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and have leisure time to explore Jackson Square, Combine this tour the Black Hills are on our agenda today with a located in the heart of Jackson, WY. B, D with Majestic Colo- local guide. We will travel to Custer State Park Day 8: Grand Tetons rado on page 22 and featuring 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pris- Breakfast in the fresh outdoors at a Chuck- tine lakes and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo wagon will cap our experiences in Jackson. We take $450 off the Safari Jeep Tour into one of the largest herds of will board our coach and travel southeast to combined per person bison in North America. Dinner tonight will be Cheyenne, WY. This state capital is known for rate! in the historic State Game Lodge where Presi- its friendly people and Old West vibe. Unpack dents Eisenhower and Coolidge dined and re- your bags for our 2 night stay. B, D laxed. B, D Day 9: Cheyenne Day 4: Cody, WY Frontier Days We depart Rapid City this morning and begin Cheyenne Fron- our trek to Cody, WY. Along the route, we will tier Days began see Devil’s Tower, and pass through the beauti- in 1897 and has ful Big Horn Mountains. After dinner in down- since evolved into town Cody we will relax in the comforts of The the largest West- Cody, a hotel featuring luxury lodging in the ern celebration in American West. B, D the world. Known Day 5: Yellowstone as the “Daddy of This morning, we’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Mu- ‘Em All” the event seum before driving into Yellowstone Park. We offers many activi- will stay 2 nights at the Old Faithful Snowlodge, ties for us to see located within walking distance to Old Faithful. and enjoy. We B, D will taste down- Day 6: Yellowstone home food, at- Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy tend a PRCA rodeo the best of Yellowstone today with our own competition featuring some of the nation’s guide! Old Faithful! Geysers! Paint Pots! All in top rodeo cowboys, visit the Wild Horse Gulch all, a day of geological wonders and plenty of western heritage tour and much more. Plan to wildlife! B, D kick-up your heels and shout a “YeeHaw” as we Day 7: Jackson, WY have fun in Cheyenne. B, L Let’s explore more of this unique land. We will Day 10: Return home Per person rates* head south to the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake. Fly home from Denver, CO. B double $2499 triple/quad $2247 Highlights: wonder teeming with wildlife! single $3049 · Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, · Lively western town of Jackson Hole. * Includes roundtrip the magnificent Badlands and Black Hills! · 2-night stay in Yellowstone National Park airfare from IND · The inspiring Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain and scenic float trip on Snake River. wilderness and Big Horn Mountains. · 2 nights in Cheyenne, WY to attend the · Yellowstone National Park - a geological “daddy of ‘em all” frontier days celebration 21 43 Majestic Colorado Day 1: Colorado Springs, CO July 28-August 5, Colorado begs to be explored and we are on 2011 our way! Arrive at the Denver airport and Come with us to ex- travel to Colorado Springs for a visit to the plore Colorado’s ma- U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel before we jestic mountains, settle in for our 2-night stay. B,D Day 2: Pike’s Peak natural beauty and It is no wonder the poem and song “Ameri- friendly folk. Take the ca the Beautiful” was inspired by the views world’s highest cog from Pikes Peak. See for yourself as you railroad to the summit take the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway to the of Pikes Peak, a scenic top! After lunch at the four-star rated Cliff train ride through the House, we’re off to the Garden of the Gods, “must see” sites in Colorado according to ABA. Royal Gorge, and the Colorado’s version of Eden that contains wind- Our evening’s activities include a chuchwagon western dinner complete with Bar D Cowboy vintage steam trains swept rock formations and sandstone towers Cumbres & Toltec and with names like “Kissing Camels” and “Weeping entertainment under the star-filled Colorado sky. B, D Durango & Silver- Indian”. B, L Day 6: Durango-Silverton Railroad ton on this great ad- Day 3: Canon City, CO Today we will travel to Canon City, CO, and This morning it’s “All Aboard” as we meet the venture. Gaze at the board the Royal Gorge Train for a 24-mile jour- Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge train. The awe-inspiring scen- ney into the canyon. Next we visit Great Sand line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore ery while traveling Dunes National Monument. The wind-swept from the San Juan Mountains but passengers between historic and dunes rise 750 feet high against the beautiful soon realized it was the VIEW that was truly lively, colorful Colo- backdrop of the rugged Sangre de Cristo Moun- precious! After lunch in Silverton, we’ll drive rado cities! tain. Alamosa, CO, is our home for the night. the “Million Dollar Highway”, visit the little B, D mountain town of Ouray, known as “Switzer- Day 4: Cumbres & Toltec Railroad land of the Rockies”, and continue our scenic Next stop – 1880! The historic Cumbres and drive to Gunnison National Monument for an Toltec railroad will take us on an all day trip over eagle’s eye view of the Black Canyon. Overnight high trussles, through tunnels, and along nar- in Grand Junction, CO. B, D row shelves above yawning gorges. The train Day 7: 100 years! Combine this tour will stop for lunch in an old ghost town. Over- On May 21, 2011, the Colorado National Mon- with Yellowstone on night in Durango for 2 nights. B, L ument celebrated its 100th anniversary cel- page 21 and take $450 Day 5: Mesa Verde National Park ebration! We will offer our congratulations in off the combined per person as we visit the monument this morning. This morning, we will start our day with a Vic- person rate! torian-costumed guided walking tour of “The You will see sheer-walled, red rock canyons and Boulevard” in Durango. Afterwards, we will you may even spy bighorn sheep and soaring spend the day exploring Mesa Verde National eagles. Later, we will drive eastward on I-70, Park. Home to over 4,000 known archeological traveling through the beautiful Glenwood Can- sites and cliff dwellings, this is one of the top 5 yon towards Denver, CO. After dinner, we will check into our hotel. B, D Day 8: Denver Today is devoted to exploring Denver, CO, the Mile High City. We will tour the Denver U.S. Mint (based on availability), Coors Brewery and the state Capitol. Per person rates* For our last evening in the foothills of double $2145 the Rockies, we will enjoy dinner and an triple/quad $1945 evening of entertainment at one of the single $2746 outstanding cultural centers in the Den- * Includes roundtrip ver area. B, D airfare from IND Day 9: Return flight home Today we catch our return flight home. B 22 Polar Bear Express Day 1: Marshall, MI We make our way north to Michigan August 13-21, 2011 for an overnight stay. D Last year this tour Day 2: Sudbury, ON sold out within a few It’s off to Canada today! We will see months! It is a popular the Soo Locks before we cross into tour full of remote des- Canada and travel to Sudbury. We will tinations and unique enjoy dinner at The Lakehouse in Sud- experiences. Please bury where we will find it hard to de- note: this tour requires cide which is better, the delicious food a moderate level of or the fabulous views of the harbor! mobility to traverse the B, D remote areas and boat Day 3: Cochrane, ON excursions. Please be While in Sudbury this morning we will sure you can climb 15 visit Dynamic Earth, an exhibit where steps with your carry- visitors enter a network of tunnels and on, climb in and out of journey through the history of mining boats and walk on un- led by retired miners. Afterwards we lar Bear Express to Cochrane, enjoying dinner in even surfaces. will board our comfortable motorcoach and the dining car. Overnight in Cochrane B, L, D travel north through mining and timber country Day 6: Cochrane, ON to Cochrane. B, D Today we will see Cochrane at it’s best! We will Day 4: Moosonee, ON visit the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Mu- There is no road system to Moosonee so, this seum where they care for injured polar bears. Please note: Due to the morning, it’s “all aboard” the Polar Bear Ex- Perhaps you will be the one to volunteer to small number of rooms press train to travel 186 miles to the edge of swim with the polar bear! This afternoon, a at the Eco-Lodge, there the Arctic through rugged forests and wetlands, guide will board our bus for a tour of Cochrane’s is limited availability on and across mighty rivers once navigated by ab- highlights. This evening we experience a visit to this tour. originals, explorers and fur traders. Enroute you the authentic Ininew Friendship Centre as we will have complete access to a new audio tour create dream catchers and converse among the that was developed in conjunction with the Dis- Cree. Overnight in Cochrane B, D “ covery Channel to aid you in learning about the Day 7: Barrie, ON area while on the train and in Moosonee. This Our travels today take us past several small evening, after dinner, we will join our Cree Guide lakes and provincial parks to the bustling me- Great trip! as he navigates us on the Moose River (one of tropolis of Barrie, ON. Barrie is a up and coming Our favorite part the few rivers which flows south to north) for a city making it’s mark in Ontario. A walking tour was staying at the ” Sunset Boat Tour of the great Moosonee island will give us insight into the historical and future EcoLodge. while viewing a terrific sunset! We will over- of Barrie including a visit to the smallest jail cell night in Moosonee at the EcoLodge. B, D in Ontario! After dinner, we will travel to and - M. Sanders Day 5: Moose Factory, ON overnight in Toronto near the airport. B, D This morning, wake to the smell of fresh north- Polar Bear 2010 Day 8: Toronto ern air as we board the boat with a Cree guide This morning you will have the option of flying and travel by water to St. James Bay! You will home from Toronto (at additional cost). Other- be able to watch the Fresh Water mixing with wise, stay on board with us. This morning, will the Salt Water as you approach the Bay. After visit the Toronto Farmers Market and the Royal lunch, we will visit Moose Factory Island, the Ontario Museum listed as one of the top 10 oldest settlement in Ontario, docking at rough- must see spots in Toronto. Afterwards, we will ly the same spot Charles Lindbergh landed his travel east to mid- Ohio for our overnight stay. floatplane in 1931! Our guided bus tour of this B, D island community will include ancient relics of Day 9: Return home the fur trade, Centennial Park Museum and the Our trip to the northern reaches of Ontario Per person rates St. Thomas Church and Banneck Bread tasting, comes to an end as we return home. B double $1998 made by a local Cree woman. After our return triple/quad $1912 to Moosonee, we will catch the southbound Po- single $2493 23 Lewis & Clark’s Journey of Discovery Day 1: St. Louis, MO Day 8: Great Falls, MT August 22-Sept. 4, Today we travel to St. Louis, MO to visit the Mu- The Expedition took 32 days to portage equip- seum of Westward Expansion, featuring Lewis & ment and canoes around five formidable falls in 2011 Clark artifacts. Overnight in St. Louis. D the area. Today we we learn more about this Over 200 years ago Day 2: St. Joseph, MO challenge on our visit to the L & C Interpretive Lewis and Clark led The Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter Center and the portage sites as well as visit an historic expedition in training at Camp DuBois on the Wood River. American western artist C. M. Russell’s Muse- to the American West This morning we’ll begin our journey retracing um. B, D that “fired the imagi- their steps at this #1 National Trail Site of re- Day 9: Missoula, MT nation of the American constructed Camp DuBois, then continue across Today we take a boat ride between giant cliffs people and made them Missouri. As we travel by motorcoach, imagine cut by the Missouri River and visit Missouri feel the full sweep of the challenges of this journey as the expedition Headwaters State Park. Care to climb a cliff and the continent on which made its slow ascent against the current of the stand where Lewis saw the confluence of the they lived”. Join Sunrise Missouri River. We will have a Lewis & Clark his- Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers? Then Tours to retrace this epic torian on board to answer questions and pro- we continue through the mountains in Shosho- journey from St. Louis to vide information. L ne territory where Lewis & Clark secured horses the Oregon coast. “ Day 3: Sioux City, NE to cross the Rocky Mountains. Overnight in Mis- As we continue along the Missouri River, we’ll soula, MT. B, D visit the Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark In- Day 10: Orifino, ID terpretive Center to get a glimpse of the more Today we travel along the Nez Perce trail I have never been than 300 flora and fauna discoveries. We will through the Bitterroot Range, the worst part of a part of anything continue north to the Lewis and Clark State the journey for the expedition. Our route along that was so well Park to take a short ride on a replica of the keel- the Clearwater River provides many Kodak mo- planned and execut- boat used by the expedition. Finally we’ll settle ments! Overnight in Orifino, ID. B, L, D ed. Every day was for the night in S. Sioux City, NE along the Mis- Day 11: Richland, WA interesting and some souri River. B, D Running out of food in what seemed like an days I wondered how Day 4: Chamberlain, SD endless sea of rugged mountains, the expedi- the next could be as Today we travel into South Dakota, visiting Spirit tion came upon the helpful Nez Perce tribe. good, but they always Mound and Akta Lakota Museum for more in- We will visit Nez Perce National Historical Park ” were. teresting stories of the L&C journey. B, D where we’ll learn more about these Indians and Day 5: Bismarck, ND the encounter with the expedition before con- We journey through the Lower Brule and Stand- tinuing our journey toward the Columbia River. - E. Taylor ing Rock Indian Reservations into N. Dakota vis- Overnite in Richland, WA of the Tri-Cities. B, D Lewis & Clark 2003 iting significant L & C sites along the way. This Day 12: The Columbia River Gorge Area evening enjoy a catered dinner in North Dako- Today our travels take us along the beautiful Co- ta’s History Museum with time to browse its ex- lumbia Gorge National Scenic Area as we follow hibits. Overnight in Bismarck. B, D the river – a beautiful trip (with several interest- Day 6: Williston, ND ing stops) that seems even more exciting as we Combine this tour Today we continue our journey with visits at realize we are nearing our destination. Unpack with Northwest Coast Fort Mandan, where the expedition party spent your bags for 2 nights at the Heathman Lodge in on page 25 and take a productive winter gathering information from Vancouver, WA B, D $350 off the com- the friendly Indians and recruited Charbonneau Day 13: Fort Clatsop bined per person and his wife Sacagawea as interpreters. You Enjoy the beautiful coastline of northern Or- will see the reconstructed winter quarters and egon and visit a reconstruction of Ft. Clatsop rate! earthen lodges of the Mandan Indians. Over- where the expedition spent the winter before night in Williston, ND. B, D returning home. This evening we’ll enjoy a spe- Per person rates* Day 7: Great Falls, MT cial farewell dinner. B, D double $2689 As we travel across Montana, we’ll stop at Ft. Day 14: Return home triple/quad $2467 Union where the Yellowstone and Missouri Riv- We fly back in several hours, a distance that single $3355 ers meet, “Decision Point” where the Missouri took Lewis & Clark 6 months to travel! Now * Includes return air- and Marias Rivers meet and visit Ft. Benton, the we better understand what this journey must fare to IND last stop for steamboats coming from St. Louis have been like 200 years ago, and have seen the in the 1800’s! Our next 2 nights are spent in Great Falls, MT. B, D changes that have taken place since then! B 24 Day 1: Fly into Portland, OR Northwest Coast September 7-16, After our flight into Portland, OR, we will visit Portland’s most no- 2011 table signature landmark, the fa- Explore the gems of mous International Rose Test Gar- the US northwest with dens. After dinner, we will check Sunrise Tours. This tour into our hotel for the night. D features Mount Hood, Day 2: Portland, OR Pacific Coast Beach The sweeping view of the Co- and Ocean, Crater Lake lumbia River Gorge is just one of Lodge, California Red- many incredible sights we’ll see woods, and San Fran- on our Columbia River Gorge- cisco! Mount Hood loop tour. Lunch at historic Timberline Lodge and our “ knowledgeable step-on guide will enhance our tour of this pristine area of Oregon. carved by the river’s hydraulics. See the canyon B, L where John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn filmed “Rooster Cogburn”. Our boat cruise ad- …When I first Day 3: Newport, OR venture includes dinner at the O.K. Corral. B, D saw my room at the Today we take the scenic route along the coast to Newport, OR, stopping along the way to soak Day 7: Redwood National Park Elizabeth Street Inn, in the sights of beautiful beaches and pristine Today travel into Northern CA and visit Redwood I went right down to scenery. This two-night stay at The Elizabeth National Park and see the tallest living things on the front desk and Street Inn will delight you as each room has earth, evergreen trees that grow to 350 feet! asked if I could move ” a balcony with a Pacific Ocean view and fresh This evening enjoy dinner in Fort Bragg, CA be- in! baked cookies each evening! After a lovely din- fore our overnight stay. B, D ner in Newport we will enjoy a beachfront bon- Day 8: Scenic train ride - M. McWay, Oregon fire (weather permitting). B, D This morning we board the famous Skunk Train steam engine in its 127th year of operation! 2007 Day 4: Oregon Coast Board the 65’ Discovery for a marine discovery We will travel as the train did in 1885 from cruise. Whales, sea lions, sea birds, seals, light- Fort Bragg to Willits chugging along through houses and an historic bridge will be visible dur- the beautiful redwoods. Bring your camera as ing our naturalist-led cruise. After the cruise we common sightings include blue heron, egrets, will visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center for osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging tur- Combine this tour a closer ecological look at the coast and all of tle! Did you know the trains were nicknamed for their original gas engines, which prompted with Lewis & Clark its offerings. Lunch will be in the Bayfront area on page 24 or Cali- in Newport. This afternoon we will visit the Or- folks to say, “You can smell ‘em before you can see ‘em.” In the midst of the Redwood Forest, fornia National Parks egon Coast Aquarium. We might even catch a we will enjoy a delicious catered BBQ lunch. on page 28 and take sea lion or sea otter feeding! We will be sure to This afternoon we travel to the quaint town of $350 and $450 (re- offer leisure time to shop and browse the quaint shops before returning to the Inn. B, L Healdsburg for dinner on your own before con- spectively) off the Day 5: Crater Lake tinuing to our hotel outside of San Francisco for combined per person A trip to Oregon would not be complete without a 2-night stay. B, L rate! a visit to one of the most photographed lakes in Day 9: San Francisco the country, Crater Lake. Featuring magnificent Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to enjoy the “city blues and sheer surrounding cliffs almost two by the bay” with a local guide. Be sure to notice the architecture of the city, Chinatown, Golden thousand feet high, it is a place of immeasur- Per person rates* able beauty. Dinner and overnight will be at the Gate Park, Nob Hill, Cable Cars and many sce- nic views of the bay. You will have leisure time double $2541 Crater Lake Lodge. B, D triple/quad $2295 Day 6: Grants Pass, OR in Fisherman’s Wharf to shop and explore. This afternoon we will board a ferry for an excursion single $3280 After a morning view from the rim of Crater to Alcatraz Island. This evening we will enjoy * Includes roundtrip Lake, we travel west to Grants Pass, OR. This af- dining in this fine city. B,D airfare from IND ternoon, we will board a boat for a guided ex- 25 cursion of Hellgate Canyon, Rogue River travel- Day 10: Return home ing amidst close-ups of remarkable rock shapes Return flight home. B New York City and Hudson Valley Day 1: Bellville, OH September 12-19, We will depart and travel east to central Ohio where we will stay 2011 overnight. D Since Henry Hudson Day 2: Poughkeepsie, NY first sailed up his name- Today we will travel across Penn- sake river over 400 sylvania to New York. Enroute years ago, people have we will enjoy dinner at Torches been visiting the Hud- on the Hudson Restaurant which son Valley, rich in histo- features waterfront dining and an ry and natural beauty. ‘Aqua Bar’ that is not to be missed. Combine this area with It is the talk of the town! Be sure a visit to vibrant New to take a look at the 6,000 gallon York City on this excit- salt water aquarium home to 30 ing tour. varieties of fish. B, D of the Hudson River B, D Day 3: West Point Military Institute and Culi- Day 5: New York City and Broadway nary Institute of America We will see NYC from a different perspective Today we visit West Point Military Academy, this day as we visit Ellis Island, where so many the oldest military academy in the country. people began new lives in the USA and you can Walk the paths of Generals and presidents as research your family history. We will also visit you trace the footsteps of the Statue of Lib- our country’s great lead- erty and enjoy the ers. Next visit the life- magnificent view of long home and museum the New York sky- of Franklin D. Roosevelt line from across the in Hyde Park, featuring a Hudson River. This renowned Rose Garden. evening we’ll dine Tonight, we’ll enjoy the at the renowned pleasure of dining in one Club 21. Perhaps of the four-star restau- you have seen the rants of the Culinary Insti- Club 21 lounge in tute of America! B, D the movie “One Fine Day 4: Gardens at Kykuit Day”. After dinner, we’re off to the theater dis- Today, as we visit the mansion and gardens at trict for a Broadway production. B, D Kykuit (home of the Rockefeller family) and Sun- Day 6: New York City tour nyside (Washington Irving’s romantic riverfront Today we will explore New York City with a local home), we will enjoy the quiet beauty of histor- guide. We will spend the day seeing such places ic Hudson Valley. This evening dine with views as Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Av- enue, Trump Tower, watching the people at Rockefeller Center and visiting the unique area of Chinatown in lower Man- hattan. This evening we will rise to the “Top of the Rock” in Rockefeller Center for a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple. B, D Day 7: Eastern Ohio ! Today we drive across Pennsylvania with a 2008 since surprise “sweet” stop mid-state. Then it’s e price back toward St. Louis with an overnight Sam stay in eastern Ohio. B, D Per person rates Day 8: Return home double $1631 We return home today. B triple/quad $1479 single $2087 26 Mediterranean Empires Cruise Port Arrive Depart Per person rates (based on double occupancy) September 8-21, Day 1: Overnight flight to Venice, Italy Category VD (balcony) $4643 2011 Day 2 Overnight in Venice, Italy onboard cruise Category D (outside) $4163 Board the magnificent ship Category K (inside) $3743 NIEUW Amsterdam Day 3: Venice, Italy 5 PM * Price includes roundtrip airfare from IND, of Holland American Day 4: Split, Croatia 9 AM 4 PM cruisefare, taxes, transfers, port charges and fees. Cruise Line for a 13-day Day 5: At Sea Does not include optional insurance and onboard Mediterranean adven- Day 6: Athens, Greece 8 AM 5 PM g rat u - ture. Day 7: Cruising the Dardanelles 8AM 2 PM ities. Istanbul, Turkey 4 PM Day 8: Istambul, Turkey 5 PM Day 9: Mykonos, Greece 1 PM 11 PM Day 10: Ephesus, Turkey 7 AM 7 PM Day 11: Santorini, Greece 8 AM 5 PM Day 12: Katakalon, Greece 9 AM 5 PM Day 13: At Sea Day 14: Venice, Italy, return flight home Door County – Cape Cod of the Midwest Day 1: Ludington, MI interests or a walk along the shore- September 17-22, Our first day of travel line. A visit to Peninsula State Park, 2011 takes us along the the crown jewel of Wisconsin state beautiful Michigan parks, will include a guided tour of The Bridgeport Re- coastline, stopping one of the five historical Peninsula sort is just a short at Saugatuck, MI for lighthouses. We’ll complete our day walk to the quaint time to shop and have with an authentic Door County fish village of Sturgeon lunch on our own. boil where we’ll watch the sunset Bay. We’ll then travel on to and be entertained by the famous Ludington, MI where “boil over”. B, D we will have a chance Day 4: Door County Highlights: to see some of the sites in the area and view a We’ll discover the Lake Michigan side of the • Enjoy quaint towns beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan. B, D peninsula with sandy beaches and rocky shore- of Saugatuck and Lud- Day 2: Sturgeon Bay, WI line cliffs today. We’ll tour Bjorklunden’s Boyn- ington, MI This morning we board the S.S. Badger as we ton Chapel, enjoy a leisure walk along the shore • Cruise across Lake enjoy a relaxing 4-hour cruise between Lud- in Whitefish Dunes State Park, and learn about Michigan aboard the ington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. the “limestone” sea caves that are nestled along S.S. Badger Upon arriving in Manitowoc, WI, we’ll visit the the sea line. Enjoy a leisurely evening in Stur- • Tour Wisconsin Mari- Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Midwest’s largest geon Bay. B, D timeMuseum maritime museum and Smithsonian endorsed. Day 5: Wisconsin • Door County – Tour Next we’ll have a docent-guided tour of USS After a relaxing morning, we bid farewell to Quaint villages Cobia, the nation’s most completely restored Door County as we travel towards southern Wis- • Tour Bjorklunden’s WWII submarine, and view the many exhibits. consin. En route we’ll make interesting stops to Boynton Chapel Next we’re off to Door County, one of the top explore towns inland and along Lake Michigan. • Enjoy Fish Boil & ten vacation destinations in North America as B, D more described by Money Magazine. Enjoy free time Day 6: Return home in the lovely lakeside community of Sturgeon Of course no visit to Wisconsin is complete Bay before checking into the Bridgeport Resort, without cheese! So before departing Wiscon- home for the next three nights. B, D sin, we’ll visit a local cheese house for delicious Day 3: Door County samples and an opportunity to purchase favor- Per person rates Today we’ll explore the quaint villages found ites (own expense). Then it’s homeward bound double $958 along the Green Bay side of this enchanting pen- – refreshed and rejuvenated from our Mid-west triple/quad $843 insula. Enjoy some free time to discover your Cape Cod experience. B single $1302 27 California National Parks and more Day 1: Fly into Sacramento, CA Sept. 17-26, 2011 After our flight, we’ll explore Sacra- mento, with a local guide. Do you hear Spectacular National the clippity-clop of horses and car- Parks, a boat cruise, riages as we stroll along the wooden a train ride through sidewalks? We’ll enjoy a delicious din- a historic frontier, ner as we make our way to South Lake and a 2-night stay at Tahoe, a city rich in history and nature, a Ranch. and overnight in Lake Tahoe. D Day 2: Yosemite National Park Board the MS Dixie for a narrated cruise of Lake Tahoe, including Emer- ald Bay. Then, travel south to Yosemite National Park. This evening, we explore the rugged beauty of Yosemite Valley at dusk with a local guide. Absorbing the After breakfast we’re off to Sequoia and Kings spectacular scenery along the way, it’s easy to Canyon National Parks, the second and third understand why it is one of the nation’s most designated national parks in our country. Our photographed parks. Overnight on the perim- drive will boast breathtaking scenery along the eter of the park. B, D way. These parks are home to giants: immense Day 3: Sugar Pine Train mountains, deep canyons and huge trees. Be- This morning, we will enjoy breakfast at the hold the oldest living thing in the world as you A great time of year award winning Ahwahnee Lodge Dining Room view the General Grant Tree, named the Na- in the heart of the Park. Next we visit the Wa- tion’s Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge in 1926. to visit - as summer wona Hotel, a retreat that was used by Teddy We return to the Ranch for an evening of food temperatures drop! Roosevelt. Get your eyes and ears ready as the and fun. B, L, D sounds and scenes from the era of steam pow- Day 6: Death Valley National Park ered railroad logging come to life at the Yosem- This morning fill ‘er up on the ranch breakfast ite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. We will board buffet. Today we cross the edge of the Mojave this special steam train for a dessert into Death Valley Na- ride that ends with a delicious tional Park. Named by Na- BBQ Lunch. Afterwards, we tive Americans as “Tumpisa” Combine this tour travel to Wonder Valley Ranch, meaning rock paint for it’s clay with Northwest Coast nestled in the scenic Sierra Ne- bottom, the Valley is known on page 25 or South- vada foothills, for a 3-night as having the lowest point in west Adventure on stay. Tonight we’ll mosey on the western hemisphere. Our over for some delicious ranch overnight stay puts us right in page 29 and take $450 “grub”, enjoy a traditional the center of the Park at the off the combined per campfire with typical cowboy Furnace Creek Ranch! Take a person rate! entertainment. B, L, D swim in a spring fed pool and Day 4: Sanger, CA enjoy the stars which blanket After a hearty breakfast, we’re the brilliant sky. B, D off to Squaw Valley Herb Gar- Day 7: Death Valley National den for a guided walk. After Park lunch, we’ll return to the ranch Today enjoy a wonderland Per person rates* for relaxation or your choice of that stretches as far as the eye double $2268 activity. This evening enjoy the hosted happy can see as we tour Death Valley National Park. triple/quad $2133 hour, bountiful ranch dinner buffet, and evening This evening we travel to Las Vegas, NV and The single $2746 entertainment. Later, experience the “Wonder Golden Nugget for an evening of food and en- * Includes roundtrip air- Valley Horse Races”. Which jockey will you bet tertainment! B, D fare from IND. on? B, D Day 8: Return flight home Day 5: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National After a hearty breakfast and a short drive to Las Parks Vegas Airport, we will board our flight home. B 28 Southwest Grand Adventure Day 1: Fly into Las Vegas, NV Sept. 26- Oct. 5, After a smooth flight to Las Ve- 2011 gas, we’ll check into the four- Las Vegas, Grand star Golden Nugget Hotel and Canyon and the Al- Casino with plenty of time to buquerque Balloon relax and soak up exciting Las Festival! Vegas. D Day 2: Grand Canyon, AZ We’ll head to the south rim of one of our great national trea- sures, the Grand Canyon with time to enjoy the views and walk at our leisure. Our home tonight is directly in the park on cal guide who will offer us history and tours of the South Rim at the Kachina Lodge! Get your the Cathedral Basilica, Palace of the Governors, cameras ready for a spectacular sunset. B, L San Miguel Church and Loretto Chapel. Do you Day 3: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ know the mystery that surrounds the construc- Awake to an highly anticipated sunrise! Today, tion of the miraculous staircase at Loretto Cha- we’ll bid adieu to the Grand Canyon as we en- pel? B, L joy a scenic drive along the East Rim. Visit an Combine this tour Day 7: Albuquerque, NM ancient Native American Pueblo at the Wupatki Today, you’ll have the option of taking an early with California Na- National Monument. Later this afternoon, we morning hot air balloon ride with remarkable tional Parks on page will travel to Flagstaff, AZ for a 2 night stay. Af- views of the sunrise (additional cost). After a lei- 28 and take $450 off ter dinner, we will tour the night sky through the surely morning, we will board the Sandia Peak the combined per telescopes of the Lowell Observatory. We will Tramway, the world’s longest aerial tram, for a person rate! learn about Lowell’s distinguished history and tram ride 2.7 miles above the Cibola National the cutting-edge research. B, D Forest to the Sandia Peak featuring panoramic Day 4: Sedona area, AZ views of the great Southwest! Our Balloon ad- Drive through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. venture continues this afternoon as you stroll USA Today newspaper called this rugged canyon between the balloons on the launch field and the “most scenic drive in North America.” We’ll the dazzling evening balloon glow. What a sight take a narrated trolley ride of Sedona and after to see nearly 400 balloons glowing in the desert lunch, we will have time to browse the local gal- evening sky. Following the glow, we will view a leries and boutiques. B, L fantastic “AfterGlow” fireworks show. B, L Day 5: Albuquerque, NM Day 8: Route 66 Traveling east, while enjoying Sunrise Tours dis- A must see in the area, and first stop today, is tinguished hospitality, we move along highway the ABQ Balloon Museum. Afterwards, we will 40 to Old Town Albuquerque, NM, host to the travel east along historic Route 66, fill our tum- world famous balloon festival, and our 3-night mies with a restaurant unique to the Route 66 stay. Before we retire for the evening, we will and continue our journey to Amarillo, TX for our have dinner and explore the historic area of Old ! overnight stay. B,L ince 2009 rice s Town Albuquerque. B, D Day 9: Oklahoma City, OK p Day 6: Balloon Festival and Santa Fe This morning, we’re off to Oklahoma City to Same Rise and shine! The glorious mass balloon as- visit the beautiful and contemplative Oklahoma Per person rates* cension and opening ceremonies is a thrilling City Memorial. Afterwards, you will have time experience as hundreds of vividly colored hot double $2362 to explore The Bricktown District, the most vi- air balloons rise in the morning sky. Then we’re triple/quad $2135 brant and unique restored neighborhood that off to Santa Fe, NM. We’ll begin our visit with features a spectacular canal. B, D single $3046 a culinary delight! The celebrated Santa Fe * Includes roundtrip air- Day 10: Return home fare from IND School of Cooking will educate and entertain Today we fly home. B us for lunch as featured on the Food Network. Afterwards, we will explore Santa Fe with a lo- 29 Old Man River and a Touch of Lady Luck Day 1: Queen City Riverboat overnight destination. While there we will en- September 28-29, Today we travel to Dayton, KY where we will joy a full dinner buffet at our leisure, and can board the Queen City Riverboat for an all-day try your hand at Lady Luck in the Casino. The 2011 cruise down the Ohio River to Rising Sun. While town of Rising Sun is charming and there is a on board enjoy lunch, live music, unlimited van available to take you into town to shop or beer, wine and soft drinks, afternoon treats, explore. B,L,D Bingo and games with prizes. On the boat there Day 2: Vevay, Indiana will be climate controlled areas as well as a can- This morning we visit Vevay to meet our guide opy open-air upper deck for viewing and taking for a tour of this charming river town. Follow- pictures. This part of the Ohio is steep and hilly ing the tour, we will have time to check out the making attractive overlooks where the river wonderful shops including Danner’s Hardware, and scenic towns combine for a picturesque the oldest business on its original site in Indi- panorama. View Captains’ mansions, Presi- ana. We will enjoy lunch, tour and entertain- Per person rates dent Harrison’s monument, a 30-foot Veterans ment at the beautiful Schenck Mansion Then double $379 Tribute Bell Tower and much more. The Grand off to The Ridge Winery Tasting Room where we triple/quad $359 Victoria Resort and Casino, which is a replica of will enjoy sampling wines as we watch the river single $411 the 19th Century Victorian Sternwheeler, is our roll by. Come along for the fun!! B, L New England Fall Adventure! Day 1: Mid-Ohio ing at Maine’s picturesque and We will depart and overnight beautiful coast, our home for Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2011 in eastern Ohio. D the next 3 nights. Your hotel Oct. 7-16, 2011 Day 2: Finger Lakes, NY overlooks the rugged coastline. For 13 years, Sun- More fun and great scenery as B, D rise Tours has trav- we make our way into the Fin- Day 6: Ogunquit, ME eled to savor the ger Lakes Region of New Following breakfast, we will beauty that the fall York! Today, we’ll visit the board our coach to travel to foliage brings to the George Eastman Center (Ko- Portland and one of the old- dak founder) for a guided tour. est work-ing lighthouses in the Green Mountains of While enjoying the ambiance U.S., the Portland Head Light. Vermont, the White of history and beauty we will Tonight, enjoy an authentic Mountains of New dine at the lovely Belhurst Maine lob-sterbake dinner. B, D Hampshire and the Castle located on the shores Day 7: Ogunquit, ME rugged seacoast of of Seneca Lake before travel- Another hearty breakfast and southern Maine! ing to our overnight stay in we are off to cruise the harbor This is a tour you Syracuse, NY. B, D and learn how to catch lobster! don’t want to miss! Day 3: Vermont Then, we’ll spend the afternoon in the quaint As we continue eastward through central New town of Kennebunkport. B, D York we’ll visit Cooperstown, featuring new in- Day 8: Scenic Roads ductee Whitey Herzog and the Baseball Hall of This morning, we bid adieu to Maine and travel Fame, before arriving in Vermont for a 2-night scenic roads through Massachusetts. This after- stay. B, D noon, we will return to a Sunrise Tour traveler’s Day 4: Vermont favorite, lunch at The Graduate Club, located in How about a walk amid the colorful trees, and a an historic 1800s Federal style, Colonial build- visit to a maple syrup house and country store? ing on the Yale campus. This meal satisfies the We will spend a glorious day in the mountains historian and the hungry! B, L of Vermont with our local guide. B, D Day 9: Ohio Day 5: New Hampshire, Ogunquit, ME Fall foliage continues to delight the eye as we As we travel the byways of Vermont and New travel through Pennsylvania to our overnight Per person rates Hampshire, the quaint villages, covered bridg- stay in Ohio. B, D double $1828 es, spiry church steeples, and mountains and Day 10: Return home triple/quad $1678 valleys dressed in fall colors await us! There will be a wealth of places to explore before arriv- We arrive home early afternoon with warm memories of new friends and wonderful times. single $2368 30 Fall Foliage Cruise by Coach If you love to cruise but don’t like to fly, join Sunrise Tours on a fall foliage cruise with transporta- October 6-16, 2011 tion provided to and from the port in New York City on a deluxe motorcoach. Day 1: Eastern Ohio Day 4: Newport, Rhode Island Travel by deluxe motorcoach to Eastern Ohio. D disembark 7:00 AM, reboard at 4:00 PM Day 2: New York City Day 5: Boston, Massachusetts This evening arrive in New York City and visit disembark: 10:00 AM, reboard at 7:00 PM Times Square and the “Top of the Rock” obser- Day 6: Bar Harbor, Maine vation attraction. We will Overnight in New Jer- disembark 7:00 AM, reboard at 6:00 PM sey, just across the Hudson River from Manhat- Day 7: Saint John, New Brunswick tan. B, D disembark 8:00 AM, reboard at 5:00 PM Per person rates (based Day 3: New York City Day 8: Halifax, Nova Scotia on double occupancy) Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (or disembark 9:00 AM, reboard at 6:00 PM Category J $1956 other activities) before boarding Princess Cruis- Day 9: Cruising; at sea (inside) es’ incredible ship, the Caribbean Princess, for Day 10: Disembark New York City (Manhattan Category DD $2296 our fall foliage cruise. or Brooklyn) and travel by deluxe motorcoach to (outside, oceanview) Eastern Ohio. B, D Category BD $2456 Day 11: Return home (balcony) Today we return home. B Prices include motor- Caribbean Princess coach transportation, Caribbean Princess offers 900 balcony state- cruisefare, accommoda- rooms and an entire deck of Mini-Suites. Hall- tions, meals as indicat- mark features include Movies Under the Stars, ed, port charges, taxes the premier Lotus Spa and numerous formal and fees. Price does not and casual eating options, including the open- include optional insur- kitchen-style Café Caribe. ance or onboard gratu- ities. New York Encore Day 1: New York City the streets of Newark to international pop stars Catch a flight to New York City and check into with hits like “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Oh, October 10-13, 2011 our Theater District hotel before a delicious din- What a Night” and more. Even if you have seen Featuring three nights ner in the atrium garden at Mont Blanc Restau- it before, there is nothing like the excitement at the Belevedere Hotel, rant, home of excellent Swiss cuisine. Tonight and intimacy of a Broadway production! B, D just steps from the The- enjoy a view from above as we ascend the “Top Day 3: New York City atre District and Times of the Rock” observation deck. D Like a real New Yorker, take the subway down- Square. Day 2: New York City town to Battery Park and take the ferry to visit Start the day with a local guided tour of the most Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This after- important borough of New York City; Manhat- noon is yours to enjoy as you please. Take in a tan. See Central Park, Rock- matinee show, shop Madison Avenue efeller Center, St. Patrick’s or visit the Metropolitan Museum Cathedral, Chinatown, the of Art. Your Sunrise Tour Manager reconstruction at Ground will be available to help you chart a Zero and much more. After a course for an exciting New York after- delicious dinner, visit the Au- noon (cost of afternoon activities not gust Wilson Theater for one included). B of the biggest Broadway hits Day 4: New York City Per person rates* of the last decade and win- Take a short, early morning walk to double $1853 ner of the 2006 Tony Award Rockefeller Center to watch the To- triple/quad $1659 for Best Musical; Jersey day Show(optional) before checking single $2502 Boys. Experience the story out of our hotel and heading to the * Includes airfare from IND of Frankie Valli and the Four airport for our return flight. B Seasons as they rise from 31 Eureka Springs, Branson and More! Day 1: St. Louis, MO featuring the award October 18-22, 2011 Our first day we will travel to St. winning Gospel Music Louis, MO, where we will see of the Texans. After Highlights: some surprise sights in the area. dinner we’ll sit atop a * Ozark Medieval For- After dinner, we will check into very scenic mountain tress our hotel for the night. B, D as we enjoy the spec- * Passion Play in Eureka Day 2: Eureka Springs, AR tacular experience of Springs, AR This morning will be spent enjoy- watching America’s * Dinner and Gospel ing the fall colors as we travel to largest outdoor dra- Music Show our first stop in Lead Hill, AR. At ma, The New Great * Blue Spring Heritage our stop in Lead Hill, you will be- Passion Play. The play Center come a time traveler as you go back to the 13th features a cast of more than two hundred actors * Visit Historic Eureka century and witness thirty authentically dressed along with live animals in a moving depiction of Springs craftsmen at work transforming nature’s re- the last days and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. * Showboat Branson sources to build the Ozark Medieval Fortress. Be sure to bring football season type clothing Belle in Branson, MO We then head to Eureka Springs for dinner and for the outdoor theatre. B, D * Branson Scenic Rail- afterwards check into our hotel for a 2-night Day 4: Branson, MO road stay. B, D Today we travel to Branson, MO, where we will Day 3: Passion Play board the Branson Scenic Railway for a 40- This morning we will capture the rich history mile roundtrip excursion thru Ozark foothills of the Ozark region as we enjoy the serenity of and tunnels and learn about the history of the the springs and gardens at the Blue Spring Heri- area as you cross bridges and trestles! Later we tage Center. Afterwards you’ll enjoy exploring, will enjoy the fall colors surrounding Table Rock having lunch and shopping on your own in the Lake, dinner and an all new show, as we board picturesque historic town of Eureka Springs, the Showboat Branson Belle! After the show, designated as a community of national signifi- we will check into our hotel for the night. B, D Per person rates cance on the National Register of Historic Plac- Day 5: Return Home es. Later this afternoon we will enjoy an early Today we will make a surprise stop in St. Louis double $699 sit down dinner (4:30 pm) at the new “Top of where you will have a chance to have lunch on triple/quad $609 the Mountain” Gospel Music Dinner Theater your own before traveling home! B single $981 Panama Canal Cruise Port Arrival Departure October 20-30, 2011 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 5:00 PM At Sea Embark on an 11- At Sea day journey into the Aruba, Aruba 7:00 AM 12:30 PM Panama Canal, an Cartagena, Colombia 9:00 AM 3:00 PM engineering marvel, Panama Canal, Panama 5:00 AM 3:30 PM aboard the Island Colon, Panama 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Princess with Princess Limon, Costa Rica 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Cruise Lines. At Sea Grand Cayman, Islands 7:00 AM 5:00 PM At Sea Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM Per person rates (based on double occupancy) Category I (inside) $1,820 deposit $240 pp; single $3,019; optional insurance $90 pp dbl Category EE (outside) $2,000 deposit $260 pp; single $3299; optional insurance $104 pp dbl Category BD (balcony) $2,300 deposit $320 pp; single $3899; optional insurance $128 pp dbl * Price includes cruise fare, roundtrip airfare from IND, taxes, government fees, port charges and transfers. Price does not include onboard gratuities and optional insurance. Final payment due by August 6, 2011. 32 Cuyahoga Valley Fall Color Tour Day 1: Springfield, Ohio Heading east, we’ll enjoy the com- fortable ride and passing scenery, stopping at the charming Model T October 18-22, 2011 Museum and the Warm Glow Out- let. Dinner is a special treat tonight at a working Dairy Farm. D Day 2: Cuyahoga Valley Visit the small factory where metal whistles are made in before heading north to board the historic Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a journey into the heart of this National Park. Learn about the workings of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Settle in for Punderson Manor Lodge two nights in Old World luxury at um. They showcase the origin, development Punderson Manor Lodge located on Punderson and growth of professional football as part of Lake. Relax and enjoy Dinner this evening at American culture. At The Warther Museum in the Lodge. B, D Dover, you will enjoy learning about the life of Day 3: Ohio Amish Country “Mooney” Warther, who went from whittling to After a full hot breakfast overlooking the lake, master carving, and how his love of family and we will be joined by a knowledgeable local hobbies is honored today by his decedents. A step-on guide for a ride through the back roads special treat awaits you as we dine this evening of beautiful Geauga County. You will meet the in the Ivory Room. B, D local Amish folks, learn about their gentle way Day 5: Dayton, OH, return home of life and marvel at their craftsmanship. A deli- From the Wright Brothers to our present day cious and filling dinner awaits you this evening Air Force, the National Museum of the United in an Amish country home. B, D States Air Force covers it all. You will be filled Per person rates Day 4: Footballs and Knives with pride in our great country and gratitude double $794 We say farewell to Punderson Manor Lodge as for the men and women who have served in the triple/quad $717 we head south to Canton and the Pro Football armed forces. B single $1143 Hall of Fame, America’s premier sports muse- Dickens Victorian Village Day 1: Cambridge, OH person interpreters share stories of the life of Today we travel to historic Cambridge, Ohio a coal miner during the winter and around the November 15-17, where Old England and history come alive. holiday. We then travel to the Ogelbay Resort in 2011 We’ll tour this Dickens Victorian Village, which Wheeling, West Virginia, where we enjoy a holi- You are in for a delight- provides a variety of sights and sounds unique day buffet followed by a guided tour through ful Christmas holiday to England in the Dickens time period of 1840 the park to see the Festival of Lights. We retire treat as we travel to – 1860. The costumed towns people will be for the evening at Salt Fork Resort. B, L, D Cambridge, Ohio for a our guide as we tour their town, enjoy high tea Day 3: Longaberger Homestead – Return home two night stay at the at Colonel Taylor’s Mansion and marvel at the We leave “Old England” and journey to Dres- Salt Fork Resort and en- Guernsey Courthouse Holiday Light show as it den, OH, the birthplace of Longaberger baskets, joy the region’s favorite comes alive with thousands of pulsating lights where you will have an opportunity to browse holiday attractions! synchronized to holiday music. We’ll stay at or do some Christmas shopping! We continue the Salt Fork Resort, in a beautiful park setting, on to the Longaberger Homestead where you for two nights. D will have free time to watch baskets being Day 2: Oglebay Resort – West Virginia made, shop and enjoy lunch on your own. We Per person rates This morning we tour the local Cambridge Glass then leave basket country as we head for home double $538 Museum and enjoy a tour and English Tea at making a stop for dinner along the way. Visions triple/quad $515 St. John’s Episcopal Church. After lunch we’ll take a scenic railway ride as we listen to first of sugar plums may dance through your head as you relax the rest of the way home! B single $619 33 Pennsylvania Dutch to the Big Apple Day 1: Ohio treat before our travels Settle in for a com- further east. This after- fortable ride and hos- noon we’ll venture 50 pitality as we travel to feet below sea level (by November 28- Central Ohio for our elevator), as we tour December 5, 2011 overnight stay. D the The Gold Vault and Day 2: Great Ameri- learn about the unique can Chocolate role of the New York We’ll journey this Federal Reserve Bank. morning through Then it’s off to dinner the rolling hills to- in Little Italy before an wards Lancaster, PA. evening of festive lights A stop at Hershey’s and holiday decor of Chocolate World Manhattan. We’ll view where we’ll board the huge snowflake Hershey’s own trolley made of Baccarat crys- for a memorable nar- tal as we drive down rated historical tour 57th Street with our through the town local guide, take in the “built on chocolate”. holiday light show at Don’t be surprised if the Grand Central Ter- the conductor starts minal and more. Our singing! We’ll also evening concludes with enjoy the Hershey’s Sweet Lights display. After a visit to the “Top of the Rock” with spectacular our indulgence, we’ll make the quick drive to vistas of Rockefeller Center‘s famous Christmas the Eden Resort, our home for the next three Tree awaits us before retiring to the Marriott nights. B, D Teaneck, NJ for the next two nights. B, D Day 3: Pennsylvania Dutch Day 6: Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall This morning we visit a Pennsylvania Dutch Wake up to a special performance of the Rock- community. With a local guide, we’ll uncover ettes at Radio City Hall. They made their debut the mysteries of Amish lifestyle and explore in 1933 and will continue kicking high for this the countryside as we make our way to a na- extraordinary show and Christmas spectacular. tive Lancaster County farm. Not only will we see This afternoon it’s your choice. Will you choose picturesque scenery filled with farms, hills, and a play on Broadway? A visit to the MET or Gug- quaint towns, but we’ll have an opportunity genheim Museum? Shopping on famous 5th to stop at a shop or two along the way. Then Avenue? So many possibilities- you‘re sure to prepare your pallets for an evening feast of lo- be pleased! This evening, we’ll enjoy our meal cal Amish fare. ‘Tis the evening, we’ll delight in at the Heartland Brewery in the heart of Times “Dickens of Christmas” at the historic Mount Square. B, D Hope Estate and Winery. B,D Day 7: Oglebay Resort Day 4: Yuletide Magic Then we’ll travel to Wheeling, WV to enjoy a Today we’re in for some Yuletide magic as we festive holiday buffet and winter festival of visit our 15th President, James Buchanan’s lights celebration at the Oglebay Resort in Wheatland. We’ll learn about the President, Wheeling, WV. This Festival of Lights, created his niece Harriet Lane, and the mansion during by world-renown landscape lighting expert Dick our tour before a quick shopping excursion fol- Bosch, was featured on the Travel Channel’s Ex- lowed by leisure time at the resort. After dinner treme Christmas Celebrations and named as a this evening we’ll experience the “2011 Christ- top event in the country by Discover America mas Show” at the American Music Theater… and the American Bus Association. Overnight in Per person rates where music is alive! B,D Ohio. B, D double $1598 Day 5: Discovering The Big Apple Day 8: Return Home triple/quad $1440 34 After breakfast, we’ll make a brief stop at Lan- With a deep sigh of satisfaction and memories caster Central Market for one last PA dutch of a world apart, we’ll make our way home. B single $2071 Holiday Grandeur! Featuring the Greenbrier Resort, Homestead Resort and Colonial Williamsburg Day 1: Lexington, KY Day 4: Williamsburg, VA We travel across Kentucky to Lexington for an Since the first organized Christmas celebration Dec. 3-9, 2011 overnight stay. We’ll cap off our evening in drew visitors to Colonial Williamsburg in 1936, style as we drive through Kentucky Horse Park’s nothing quite matches the excitement and gran- “Southern Lights” holiday show. D deur of a Christmas season in Williamsburg. Day 2: Greenbrier Resort Today, we will spend the day at Colonial Wil- After a full breakfast, we will travel to the award- liamsburg, all dressed up for the holidays. We’ll winning Greenbrier Resort. Home to distin- have complete access to explore Colonial Wil- guished guests since 1776, this hotel is located liamsburg’s hundreds of recreated and restored in White Sulphur Springs, WV in the beautiful buildings, sites and exhibits including the Gov- Allegheny Mountains. We’ll arrive in time to en- ernor’s Palace. We will enjoy a delicious lunch joy their daily afternoon tea and holiday con- at the historic Shield’s Tavern where servers still cert. What a treat! After a tour of the grounds, wear period dress as they did in the 1800’s. The relax in the elegantly decorated guest day will include activities which make the his- rooms or in the magnificent lobbies by a cozy tory books come alive right before our eyes! B, L fireplace. Our four-course dinner will be in the Day 5: The Homestead “ main dining room (where coats and ties are re- Today we travel to one of the world’s finest Re- quired) with sparkling chandeliers and stately sorts. Since 1766, the opulent National Historic columns. You will have the option of touring The Landmark Homestead Resort has offered an in- Bunker (additional cost), a former U.S. Govern- comparable retreat to its visitors. Princes and It was wonder- ment Relocation hideaway facility from the Cold Presidents, including Thomas Jefferson, have ful, just fabulous! War. After dinner continue to soak up the charm soaked in its mineral spring waters, and if you My husband en- of the Greenbrier with an evening entertain- bring a bathing suit, you can too! Sit around joyed it immensely ” ment or a swim in the pool. B, D the immense Christmas Tree, sipping tea in the too! Day 3: Greenbrier Resort elegant foyer of this grand hotel. We will treat Maureen Catlett, We awake to The Greenbrier and it’s incred- ourselves to a delightful dinner complete with Holiday Grandeur ible winter wonderland décor throughout the musicians playing. Feel free to tap your toes or 2009 resort. After breakfast in the main dining room, even dance to a number or two! After dinner, you will have time to shop in the dozens of bou- you are welcome to relax or even enjoy a movie tiques, and/or enjoy an optional activity (at an in their in-house theater. B, D additional cost) such as a carriage or sleigh ride Day 6: Ohio or a one-of-a-kind spa service. This afternoon, This morning, we will have time to indulge in a colonial Christmas awaits us as we journey to a lovely, relaxing breakfast while enjoying the Williamsburg, VA for the next 2 nights. Combin- hospitality of this luxurious Resort. Lunch is in- ing nostalgia and charm, we are certain to feel cluded today at the Tamarack of West Virginia. the magic that Colonial Williamsburg has put Home of vibrant juried artists, southern crafters into the Christmas season for decades. B, D and local food producers we will enjoy a fine meal and shopping. As the sun begins to set, we’re in for a thrill at the “Legendary Lights of the Clifton Mill”. This spectacular event has been described as “mind-boggling!” They boast the country’s largest collection of over 3,000 antique Santas and a lot more. B, L Day 7: Return home We relive our cherished memo- ries as we travel home. B Per person rates double $1563 triple/quad $1480 single $1990 35 A Norman Rockwell and Von Trapp Christmas Day 1: Fly into Albany, NY December 13-17, We fly to Albany, NY and kick off our holiday experience with a 2011 visit to the Berkshire Museum and Festival of Trees; a unique display of 100 Christmas trees each decorated with the heart and soul of the local commu- nity! After dinner with a local flare, we will overnight in Bar- rington, MA. D Day 2: Norman Rockwell Christmas This morning we will visit the charming town of Stockbridge, MA, whose Main St. inspired one of Norman Rockwell’s best known illustrations. It will feel like we are in the painting as we explore this quaint town. Nor- is a visit to one of Vermont’s tastiest attractions: man Rockwell’s museum is our next stop before Dakin Farms. We will learn the production of we enjoy a scrumptious Christmas lunch at the their gourmet meats and cheeses complete historic Red Lion Inn. This afternoon, we travel with delicious samples for all! This afternoon north to the Yankee Candle Flagship Store for we arrive at the Von Trapp Family Lodge in time some holiday shopping. This evening, it’s time for afternoon tea and cookies and our two- to feel jolly as we enjoy a 4-course dinner fol- night stay. This evening we will savor a 3-course lowed by caroling and a visit from a very special dinner followed by a viewing of the movie “The friend. B, L, D Real Maria”. B,D Day 3: Vermont’s delights Day 4: “…these are a few of my favorite things.” After a hearty breakfast, we will depart with a Today we explore the area around the Lodge. local guide to the Danforth Pewter Company for The Morse Sugar Farm will host us and teach a demonstration and the Vermont Soap Factory about the history of sugaring, the production for a look at how organic soaps are made. This of maple syrup, and in true VT tradition, we will is the area where the Bob Newhart Show was experience a wonderful sugar-on-snow! After filmed and we will see this special home. Next some time for lunch on your own and shopping in Stowe, we will tour the Cold Hollow Cider Mill where you will see ci- der being produced year round. We will return to the Trapp estate for a horse drawn-sleigh ride (weather permitting) Per person rates* and tea and cookies. After our 3-course double $1699 dinner, Elisabeth Von Trapp will delight triple/quad $1628 us with her stories and songs! B, D single $2017 Day 5: Flight home * Includes roundtrip We say “So long, Good day” to our new airfare from IND. fond acquaintances before we catch our flight home. B To make a reservation please call (317) 254-8945. 36 The 123rd Rose Parade and more! Stop and smell the roses at the 123rd Rose Parade in Pasadena, California! Always a December 29, favorite with Sunrise Tours travelers, this wonderful New Year’s trip packed with lots of 2011-January 3, activity is sure to foster many fond memories. 2012 Day 1: Fly into Los An- geles This morning we’ll catch our flight into Los Angeles and check into the Marriott in Manhattan Beach, “ Just wanted to let you know we had our comfortable home a wonderful time... for the duration of the all of the meals and trip. D attractions we saw Day 2: Reagan Library, were super! I have Behind the Parade been to L.A. quite Scenes a few times, and This morning, we’ll never had a better take a scenic drive along the coast and tour than our tour over the mountains with Sunrise. Riding to Simi Valley to enjoy the subway in L.A. a visit at the Ronald was like being in a ” Reagan Library and movie!” special New Year’s Eve celebration is planned to Museum. This year, the newly renovated Reagan bring in the New Year! Dancing! Singing! What Tony and Peggy Library pays tribute to our 40th President with Dahlia will it be? The evening is a mystery as is the a special Centennial Celebration. There will be coming year! B, D new engaging exhibits to honor his accomplish- Day 4: Los Angeles sightseeing ments and patriotic spirit. Enjoy lunch on your Today we’ll spend the day exploring Los Angeles own in Old Pasadena before we go behind the with a local guide. We’ll see The Hollywood scenes to see how the Rosebowl floral floats Bowl, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk are constructed and in their final stages for the of Fame, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Rodeo parade. Then we’re off to tour the Queen Mary Drive and so much more! B,D before our onboard evening of dinner and enter- Day 5: Rose Parade tainment at the Tibbies. B, D Enjoy a great view of the Tournament of Roses Day 3: Bringing in the New Year Parade from your reserved seating - you can’t This morning we’ll take a journey through the help but get caught up in the excitement of the Petersen Automotive Museum and explore one crowd as the beautiful floats, proud marching of mankind’s greatest achievements and obses- bands, and the Anheuser Busch Clydesdales pass sions: the automobile. The museum, founded by! After lunch, we’re in for a treat as we tour by Robert E Peterson (and publisher of Hot Rod the Crystal Cathedral, home base of the Hour of and Motor Trend magazines), features the his- Power television ministry. The cathedral is rec- tory of cars beginning with a 1901 streetscape ognized for its glass structure and contemporary and showcases automobiles of glamour and ce- architecture and featured on The History Chan- lebrity along with the Otis Chandler Motorcycle nel. Afterwards, you’ll have leisure time before Per person rates* Collection. Whether you’re an avid car fan or a delicious dinner and retiring for the night. B, D double $2098 not, you’ll leave this venue filled with nostalgia. Day 6: Return home triple/quad $1933 Afterwards, we’ll visit the Getty Museum which Before catching our return flight to St. Louis, we offers ancient to modern art, beautiful, tran- single $2593 will have time for last minute souvenir shopping, quil gardens in a dramatic architectural setting. * Includes roundtrip or a walk along the Santa Monica pier or prom- We’ll enjoy spectacular vistas of the hills and Pa- airfare from IND. enade before our flight home. Hasn’t this trip cific Ocean in the distance before returning to been an exhilarating way to begin a new year?!! our hotel. You’ll have time to watch some foot- ball games or relax by the pool. This evening a B 37 Policies Cancellations cordance with services received. for the single supplement. Of course, if Our refund policy for cancellations var- Trip Insurance you prefer to travel individually, you can ies according to the type of tour. Your For 2 main reasons we highly recom- still sign up for the single fare. This offer deposit for an overnight tour is fully re- mend the purchase of trip insurance and is not valid on cruises, and some select fundable up to the final payment due can provide information on Berkley Insur- tours. date. On any cancellation made after fi- ance: 1) Trip interruption – There are cir- Method of Payments nal payment is due, we reserve the right cumstances that can prevent passengers For deposits we accept checks or cash. to withhold monies for non-refundable from fully participating in a tour and may For final payment on overnight tours we expenses. require an early departure or extended accept Visa, Mastercard, check or cash. All overnight motorcoach: Full refund up stay. For example, if a passenger suf- Seating on the Motorcoach to the day of departure for medical rea- fers an injury that prevents the traveler Seating is assigned and will be rotated on sons except for non-refundable expenses from continuing on the tour, insurance a daily basis. Special seating requests are to us. Many hotels, restaurants & activi- will cover the cost of the extended stay, honored on the basis of availability. ties require pre-payment. the cost of transportation home and the Responsibility Fly/Coach: The motorcoach portion of value of the missed tour (subject to claim Sunrise Tours is not responsible for any the tour is fully refundable (except for submission and acceptance by Berkley injury, delay, loss or accident due to any non-refundable expenses incurred by us) Insurance). If you do not have insurance, act or negligence on the part of any per- up to the day before departure for medi- you will personally incur these costs and son or company rendering services on cal reasons. The refund of the flight por- it can be very expensive. 2) Trip cancel- any of our tours. We reserve the right to tion of the cost is dictated by the airline. lation - If you are forced to cancel a tour change any itinerary. If we can get a refund on the flight or find for medical reasons (for you or an imme- After You Book An Overnight Tour... someone to use the ticket, we will cer- diate family member), having insurance After you have booked a tour and we tainly pass that refund on to you. How- ensures a complete refund of monies have received your deposit, the following ever, if we cannot obtain a refund, we paid (except for the cost of insurance). is a schedule of correspondences: will be unable to refund that portion of Sunrise cannot guarantee this because 1) confirmation will be sent upon receipt the tour price. there are times when monies are paid on of deposit Cruise: Refund for cancellation of cruis- your behalf prior to departure. 2) your final payment is due 30 days es depends on the cruise line and if you Pick-up points before departure for an all-motorcoach have purchased their optional trip can- For each trip, we determine the pick-up tour or 60 days before departure for cellation insurance. Please call for ques- points based on demand. Not all pickup tours involving air (please note you will tions on a specific cruise. points will be offered on each departure. NOT receive an invoice when final pay- One day tours: Please see “How to book W 2950 N. 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