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Treat yourself to the European or North Atlantic vacation you have always dreamed of and will never forget, including a very special chartered river cruise all new for 2016!


England Mystery Tour 2017

England Mystery Tour FlyerDiscover the Settings, Sites and Stories That Inspired Some of England's Greatest Authors


11 Days 10 Nights • 18 Meals

Sep 17-27, 2017

Depart/Return: Chicago, IL

Price Per Person: Double: $4,497; Single: $5,171*

[*Price includes roundtrip air from Chicago; land-only pricing and other departure cities are also available]

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About the Tour

Austen. Christie. Conan Doyle... go undercover in search of the stories and places that stirred the imaginations of some of Great Britain’s most beloved authors. From 221b Baker Street to the Agatha Christie home, go behind the scenes to tour the worlds of favorite classic and contemporary sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, Miss Marple, DCI John Barnaby and others. En route, experience iconic British sites from the Tower of London and Oxford to the World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Bath. See England’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, ride the famed Dartmouth Steam Train, visit the last true cheesemaker in Cheddar, and more.

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Heart of the Danube Biking Tour 2017

Heart of the Danube Biking TourPlus Vienna & Prague--In Partnership with Missouri Life

    NEWLY ADDED FOR 2017!    

12 Days • 11 Nights • 22 Meals


Depart/Return: Kansas City, MO
or Minneapolis, MN

Price Per Person: Double: $3,977; Single: $4,462*

*Land-only pricing available. Please call.

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About the Tour

Country Travel DISCOVERIES and Missouri Life Magazine invite you to join Publishers Greg & Danita Wood on a festive and immersive travel adventure as we bike through the heart of scenic Central Europe along the Danube River. Visit medieval, imperial and Cold War landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and some of the Continent’s most spectacular countryside biking routes. Start in the stately Austrian capital of Vienna, then move along the river into Slovakia's Bratislava. Later, head into the Czech Republic countryside and finish up in stunning Prague, one of Europe's best preserved cities. Bikes and gear will be provided for your comfortably paced, guided riding tours (16 to 28 miles a day), mostly on flat, paved paths. It's a perfect way to explore this wonderful region, right up close, at an easy-going active pace. A very special trip!

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Reformation Jubilee Journey 2017

JRR Horiz 578x228Germany’s “Luther Country” and 500 Years of the Reformation


11 Days • 10 Nights • 18 Meals

Sep 28-Oct 8 Special Pricing-Call for Info

Oct 5-15 Limited

Depart/Return: Chicago, IL

Price Per Person: Double: $4,297; Single: $4,545*

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $178/Pre | $138 Post Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center

*Land-only pricing also available. Please call.

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About the Tour

Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime journey commemorating the 500th Anniversary of one of the most transformational events in world history—the Protestant Reformation! Travel into the heart of Germany’s “Luther Country,” experiencing the Reformation story and the ideas of Martin Luther that forever altered society. Visit all three German National Exhibitions for the Reformation, such UNESCO World Heritage sites as Castle Church, where Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door, and sites of his birth, baptism, exile, ministry and family life. Also experience the home and music of Bach, a cruise on the romantic Rhine River, and such historic Berlin landmarks as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial.

Travelers of all walks and faiths will find an incredible opportunity to reflect on fundamental ideas of faith, philosophy, history and liberty that resonate across centuries, borders and social boundaries.

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Scotland, England & Wales 2017

SEWA Magical Journey Through the Countryside and Capitals of Great Britain

    SOLD OUT!    

11 Days • 10 Nights • 18 Meals

Jul 10-20 SOLD OUT | Sep 11-21 SOLD OUT

Depart/Return: Chicago, IL (*Air/Land Tour)

Price Per Person:
Jul: Double: $4,197; Single: $4,715
Sep: Double: $3,997; Single: $4,515

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $158/night-Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center

*Land-only pricing available. Please call.

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About the Tour

Sorry, these trips are now sold out. Literary travelers may be interested in our newly opened England Mystery Tour trip. On this far-ranging journey from Edinburgh to Cardiff to London, you’ll experience an array of scenic, cultural and historic treasures—from rustic farm communities to grand palaces to dazzling cityscapes. Visit such landmarks as Stonehenge, mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, Tower of London, multiple World Heritage sites, as well the birthplaces of golf and the Beatles. Along the way, cruise the Thames and rail up Mount Snowdonia; enjoy authentic local meals and entertainment; and meet friendly sheep farmers, woolworkers and a real Beefeater.

You’ll head home with a deep new appreciation of what makes Great Britain “great”!

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Wonders of Iceland (w/ Greenland Extension) 2017

Wonders of Iceland Epic Landscapes in the North Atlantic’s “Land of Fire and Ice”


10 Days 9 Nights • 16 Meals

Jul 15-24 SOLD OUT | Aug 5-14 SOLD OUT

Depart/Return: Minneapolis, MN

Price Per Person: Double $4,497; Single $5,255

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night-Courtyard Bloomington by Mall of America

*Land-only pricing available. Please call.

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About the Tour

Sorry, this trip is sold out. If you would like to be notified when we will run the trip again in the future, please let us know. Explore magnificent geological wonders and a rainbow of colors in the land of fire and ice. See glistening icebergs, grand waterfalls, spouting geysers, and a unique interior landscape as mysterious as when Vikings first arrived here. Visit architectural landmarks while strolling the quaint, art-lined streets of Reykjavik, and refresh yourself in the mineral-rich, rejuvenating waters of the Blue Lagoon. Plus: Experience the elongated summer days and fascinating beauty of Greenland (2016 Top Destination Lonely Planet, CNN, National Geographic) just a short distance south of the Arctic Circle, in an optional pre-tour extension.

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