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Missouri Life 2017

Missouri LifeFind the Spirit of Discovery in the Show Me State

  NEW FOR 2017  

7 Days 6 Nights • 13 Meals

May 14-20 SOLD OUT | Oct 8-14 LIMITED
Oct 15-21 NEW

Depart/Return: Kansas City, MO

Price Per Person: Double: $1,547; Single: $1,895

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $138/night

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About the Tour

From the Missouri River in the west to the Mississippi River in the east, you’ll find so much excitement in this new discovery tour across northern Missouri, crafted in partnership with the experts at Missouri Life Magazine. Experience such scenic highlights as Thousand Hills State Park, historic river towns including Weston, St. Joseph, and of course Hannibal and the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Visit Jamesport, the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi; see stops commemorating native sons Walter Cronkite and Walt Disney; tour a productive vineyard, orchard, ranch for the Budweiser Clydesdales, stained glass factory, and much more.

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Branson Christmas Countdown 2017

Branson-Landing-Trees-528x228Celebrate the Season in Song, Spectacle and Ozark Country Spirit

   UPDATED FOR 2017   

5 Days 4 Nights • 8 Meals

Nov 8-12 in 2017

Depart/Return: Springfield, MO

Price Per Person: Double: $1,397; Single: $1,645

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $118/night

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About the Tour

For its sheer mixture of wholesome, world-class entertainment, shopping, recreation, patriotic spirit and Christmas cheer, few places can match Branson, MO decked out for the holiday season. From dozens of spectacular theater productions to down-home country music, brilliant lighting displays to theme park activities, "the New Nashville” is just the place to kick off an exhilarating holiday season! Catch the spirit in special holidays productions by some of Branson’s biggest acts, from Daniel O’Donnell and the Brett Family to Jimmy Osmond. You'll be awed by the Sight and Sound spectacular, The Miracle of Christmas. Plus, enjoy the razzle dazzle of Puttin' on the Ritz, the revue Raiding the Country Vault,  the hysterically funny Maxine's Christmas, and more!

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Opryland Christmas & Nashville 2017

Opryland Christmas & NashvilleKick off the Holidays in One of America’s Most Spectacular Resorts, in Country Music’s Capital City

4 Days • 3 Nights • 5 Meals

Nov 27-30 in 2017

Depart/Return: Nashville, TN

Price Per Person:

Traditional Room-Double: $1,277;  Single: $1,635

Premium Garden View Room-Double: $1,347; Single: $1,785

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel:

Traditional Room: $198/night

Premium Garden View: $248/night

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About the Tour

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee (Top Destination 2017, Frommer's, Travel + Leisure) to revel in a spectacular country pre-Christmas that’s sure to create wonderful memories! You’ll enjoy four days of entertainment in this picturesque “Music City.” For festive warmth and sheer opulence, nothing compares to an Opryland Christmas put on by Gaylord Opryland Resort®. Its size, decorations, and breadth of activities and amenities are hard to believe. Unpack once, settle in, and explore this magnificent resort’s world-renowned spa, two swimming pools, one-of-a-kind restaurants, glass “atrium gardens” lush with tens of thousands of plants, and even an “indoors river” – all in full holiday decor. While you’re here, enjoy a lunch cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat, a romantic carriage ride, and a photo with Santa, if you choose! Try an optional city tour of Nashville's famed music sites including Ryman Auditorium, former home to the Grand Ole Opry. A fantastic way to kick off the holidays early and revel in Christmas festivity before the hectic rush of the real thing!

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Rose Parade Holiday 2017

Rose Parade HolidayEscape to an Unforgettable New Year Filled with Pomp, Pageantry and L.A. Fun!

5 Days • 4 Nights • 7 Meals

December 29, 2017-January 2, 2018*

Depart/Return: Los Angeles, CA

Price Per Person: Double: $1,547; Single: $1,815

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $158/nt

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About the Tour

Experience the pageantry of the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade, up close and personal! Let the music echo through your body, the fragrance swirl around you in a way that is palpable and exciting. You’ll be astonished to discover how wholly different the real Rose Parade spectacle is from any televised event. Enjoy amazing street-level access for watching the floats go by and prizewinning bands perform, and even opt to arrive early and help decorate one of the floats yourself! This year's theme: "Making a Difference"!  Plus, explore sunny Southern California—dine aboard the elegant Queen Mary off vibrant Long Beach, visit Hollywood, and more. Pre-tour and post-tour extensions also available. Enjoy some a stress-free holiday and sunny winter "me-time," perfectly paced.

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Florida Keys & Everglades 2018

FLK HorizontalA Winter Escape to Discover Florida's Unique Island Chain

  NEW FOR 2018  

7 Days • 6 Nights • 11 Meals

Jan 21–27 | Apr 29-May 5 | Oct 14-20

Depart/Return: Ft. Myers, FL

Price Per Person:

Jan/Apr Double: $1,977; Single: $2,595
Oct Double: $1,927; Single: $2,475

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $198 (Jan/Apr)/$148/night

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About the Tour

Hurricane Irma Update
We continue to be in contact with our tour hosts and suppliers in the Keys. We're pleased to say that the majority are up and running this month, with a few opening in November.

A note from the Keys Tourism Office:

Here in The Florida Keys, we're always in awe of the power and beauty of Mother Nature, but Hurricane Irma truly tested what we were made of. Thanks to the resilience of our people and the kindness of strangers, we've gotten back on our feet, and we're getting back to business. The power's on. The drinks are flowing. And The Keys are open. So come on down.

All new for 2018, journey down the scenic 110-mile Overseas Highway through the narrow islands of Florida’s Keys. Pass through iconic Key Largo, lush wildlife reserves and marine sanctuaries, romantic beach scenes, tropical forests, and one of the longest segmental bridges in the world. Then, stay in colorful Key West, the nation’s southernmost city (it’s actually closer to Havana, Cuba than Miami). You’ll love its street entertainment and artists, festivity, literary heritage, dining opportunities and more!

And, you'll be amazed by the lush flora and colorful wildlife of famed Everglades National Park -- a World Heritage site that's home to hundreds of animal species. Watch for the endangered leatherback turtle, the Florida panther, American crocodile and the West Indian manatee, to name a few. It's a wonderful, warm-weather get away to the “other” Florida—local, less-traveled, Country Travel DISCOVERIES-style!

 

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Hawaii's Hidden Gems 2018

HAWAII BEACH by HTA/Tor Johnson A Dazzling Winter Escape to the “Paradise of the Pacific”

  FREE AIR WHEN BOOKED EARLY*  

11 Days • 10 Nights • 16 Meals

Feb 22-Mar 4

Depart/Return: Honolulu/Maui, HI

Price Per Person: Double: $4,997; Single: $5,755

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $418/night

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About the Tour

Each of Hawaii’s islands has its own allure, but like gems in a precious jewelry setting, their collective brilliance is all the more dazzling. Back by popular demand with a fresh new itinerary, this artfully paced, island-hopping adventure is designed to showcase the diverse natural, cultural, and culinary wonders of many beautiful Hawaiian islands – Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.  Marvel at volcanic landscapes, rainbow-studded waterfalls, black sand beaches, rainforest lagoons, and the most stunning natural and resort settings on earth. Savor scents and tastes as only found in Paradise, from your morning Kona coffee to exotic blooms, succulent tropical fruit to amazingly fresh seafood.

A balanced itinerary allows for both guided discoveries of such highlights as Pearl Harbor, Polynesian cultural exhibits, an authentic Luau and more, as well as abundant free time to “do Hawaii” your way: ride a helicopter, play golf, snorkel in crystalline Pacific waters, or set sail to find the humpback whale. Experience thrilling Native drums, hula and “fire knife” dances, active plantations, and classic surf sites to round out an exhilarating winter escape you’ll never forget. *Book by Nov. 30, 2017 to receive free air up to $700.00 per person! (If airfare is more than $700, you simply pay the difference.)

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2018

PFS HorizPlus Garden Parkways, Cultural Highlights & Public Artways

  NEW FOR 2018  

5 Days • 4 Nights • 8 Meals

Mar 7-11

Depart/Return: Philadelphia, PA

Price Per Person: Double: $1,497; Single: $1,895

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About the Tour

Kick off spring with the sights, sounds and scents of the Philadelphia Flower Show –- America’s premier horticultural expo since 1829.

Also, experience the DuPont's grand estate and botanicals at Longwood Gardens, exquisite cultural collections, innovative urban landscape design, and dazzling private and public artworks. Plus, tour highlights from our nation’s earliest days in America’s first World Heritage City, seeing such iconic sites as Independence Hall National Park, Carpenter's Hall, Franklin Square, William Penn atop City Hall, and much more.

 

 

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Mighty Mississippi & Cajun Country 2018

NOLA French Quarter Carl Purcell NOCVBExperience the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Gulf Coast — from Bay to Bayou to the Mississippi Delta

8 Days • 7 Nights • 14 Meals

Mar 11-18 | Oct 7-14

Depart/Return: New Orleans, LA

Price Per Person: Double: $1,797; Single: $2,285

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $268/$228 night

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About the Tour

“Southern Hospitality” is just what you’ll find in this exploration of the Gulf region’s diverse cultural, culinary and natural attractions. Savor delectable meals in the Big Easy, including a lunch and cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Explore historical life in towns and plantations along the Mississippi River, meet bayou country locals who earn a living from land and sea, and laissez les bons temps rouler in a thrilling excursion into the heart of Cajun country! Plus, two days in amazing New Orleans (The New York Times "52 Places to Go 2015")!

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Grand Canyon & Red Rocks 2018

GCR NPS Michael QuinnDiscover Ancient Desert Wonders in Five Great U.S. National Parks

10 Days • 9 Nights • 16 Meals

Apr 15-24 | Sep 16-25

Depart/Return: Phoenix, AZ

Price Per Person:
(Spring) Double: $2,047; Single: $2,695
(Fall) Double: $2,077; Single: $2,765

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $138/night

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Celebrate the National Parks Service 100th anniversary exploring 5 great national parks in spellbinding Red Rock Country—including the 4,000-feet-deep and 277-mile-long Grand Canyon! Sunset at the canyon is simply spectacular! You'll also thrill to towering rock formations in Sedona... the natural rock bridges of Arches National Park...grand mesas, buttes and pinnacles in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks... radiant cliffs at Capitol Reef National Park, which the Navajo called "sleeping rainbows"...and a visit to an ancient Pueblo village in the heart of Navajo Country. The textures, colors and contours of these vibrant desert landscapes will take your breath away!

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Coastal Carolina & Georgia Shores 2018

Coastal Carolina & Georgia ShoresRediscover High and Low Country Traditions among the South’s Most Beautiful Beachfronts

8 Days 7 Nights • 14 Meals

Apr 20-27 | Apr 27-May 4 | Oct 5-12 in 2018

Depart/Return: Charleston, SC

Price Per Person: Double: $1,797; Single: $2,355

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $188/night

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Experience the best of coastal South Carolina and Georgia as you step back in time to enjoy the rich history and culture of the Colonial, Antebellum and Turn-of-the-Century South. Visit Charleston’s stately plantations and magnificent formal gardens, and relish the scents and flavors of small island farms including Charleston Tea Plantation. Discover Savannah (AARP Top U.S. Places 2016) one of America’s oldest cities, whose gorgeous squares, fountains and architecture make it also one of “America’s most beautiful places to visit”. Over two relaxing nights at a beachfront resort on Jekyll Island, see historic lighthouses, dine at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club and learn about giant sea turtles. You’ll remember this soul-stirring mixture of high and low country living for years to come!

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D.C. and DelMarVA 2018

DCD-HorizontalJourney Round Our Nation’s Capital, the Chesapeake, and the Heart of the Mid-Atlantic

7 Days 6 Nights • 10 Meals

Apr 28-May 4 | Sep 22-28

Depart/Return: Washington, DC

Price Per Person: Double: $1,727; Single: $2,185

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $198/night

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Join us for this fascinating exploration of Washington, DC and the neighboring mid-Atlantic crossroads. You’ll visit the landmark areas, monuments and museums of Washington, DC, then head out to explore the charming DelMarVA Peninsula, where Delaware, Maryland and Virginia intersect. Meet hardworking Chesapeake crab and clam fishermen, see the famous wild ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague, visit major military institutions, and relive the days of our country’s founding from George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home to Lewes, DE, “the first city in the first state”. Visit one of America’s top boardwalks at Rehoboth Beach, a top mushroom farm, a Quaker Meeting House, a formal High Tea at the elegant Hotel Du Pont, a master boat-building school, and more!

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Blue Ridge Country & Biltmore Estate 2018

Great Smoky Mountain National Park by NPSAn Appalachian Adventure, from Nashville to Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains

7 Days 6 Nights • 12 Meals

May 6-12 | Sep 30-Oct 6

Depart/Return: Nashville, TN

Price Per Person:
(Spring) Double: $1,697, Single: $2,135
(Fall) Double: $1,727, Single: $2,205

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $198/night

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About the Tour

Verdant mountain rainforests, scenic byways, rolling horse country and majestic gardens – this round-trip journey between Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC will introduce you to the amazing natural wonders of this lush Blue Ridge Mountain region. Starting in country music’s capital, Nashville, you’ll experience important chapters in Tennessee history brought to life, from President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and Chattanooga’s famed “Battle Above the Clouds”. Encounter local ranchers, mountaineers, musicians and craftspeople as we ascend breathtaking paths to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. In Asheville, tour the Vanderbilts’ palatial Biltmore Estate, discover how the family championed environmental protection and sustainability, and learn about the roots of America’s Forestry Service. Ride the thrilling Incline Railway up “America’s Most Amazing Mile” to enjoy 7-state panoramic views from atop Lookout Mountain – site of the famous “Lover’s Leap”, and visit Jack Daniel's Distillery. In a music-filled optional extension, visit Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, and other sites of red-hot Nashville (Top Destination 2016/2017, Forbes, USA Today, Lonely Planet, AARP, T+L, Frommers)!

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Missouri Life 2018

Missouri LifeFind the Spirit of Discovery in the Show Me State

7 Days 6 Nights • 13 Meals

May 13-19 | Oct 7-13

Depart/Return: Kansas City, MO

Price Per Person: Double: $1,577; Single: $1,975

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night

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About the Tour

From the Missouri River in the west to the Mississippi River in the east, you’ll find so much excitement in this new discovery tour across northern Missouri, crafted in partnership with the experts at Missouri Life Magazine. Experience such scenic highlights as Thousand Hills State Park, historic river towns including Weston, St. Joseph, and of course Hannibal and the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Visit Jamesport, the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi; see stops commemorating native sons Walter Cronkite and Walt Disney; experience the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library; tour a productive vineyard, orchard, ranch for the Budweiser Clydesdales, stained glass factory, and much more.

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Discover Our Iowa 2018

Iowa's Prettiest FarmHidden Gems and Friendly Folk of the Hawkeye State

6 Days • 5 Nights • 12 Meals

Jun 10-15 | Sep 16-21 | Oct 7-12

Depart/Return: Des Moines, IA

Price Per Person: Double: $1,497; Single: $1,795

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $138/night

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About the Tour

CTD and the experts at Our Iowa Magazine are proud to introduce an all-new discovery trip (our fifth) in the Hawkeye State. Over the years hundreds of travelers—including scores of Iowans—have delighted in the “hidden gems” we’ve shared throughout Iowa...and this tour is no exception. Starting from Des Moines, we’ll go behind the scenes at a hydroelectric power plant and prison facility, learn about Iowa-born President Herbert H. Hoover, and discover Iowa’s importance in world literature. Along the way, meet Mennonite farmers, skilled craftspeople, and friendly locals who share eclectic collections. Hot-air ballooning, Pella’s Dutch culture, “Jewel-Box” architecture and “The American Gothic House” cap off this delightful discovery.

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Treasures of the Mountain West 2018

TMWYellowstone, Grand Tetons, Pioneer Trails and the Great Salt Lake

  NEW FOR 2018  

8 Days • 7 Nights • 16 Meals

Jun 16-23 | Aug 25-Sep 1

Depart/Return: Salt Lake City, UT

Price Per Person: Double: $2,177; Single: $2,895

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $228/night

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About the Tour

Start your four-state adventure in Salt Lake City touring historic Temple Square, seeing a live recording of the Music and the Spoken Word and the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Explore Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake with a naturalist. Learn about Idaho’s most famous crop from potato farmer Pat Rowe. Visit the world’s first nuclear power plant. View highlights of Yellowstone including Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, and the Park’s multicolored Grand Canyon. Have your camera ready to capture breathtaking views of the Grand Tetons and spend two nights in Jackson, WY. Learn of the brave pioneers that headed west on the Oregon and California Trails and much more on this exciting frontier journey.

 

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Best of Alaska 2018

ALKDiscover the Wonders and Wilderness of “the Last Frontier”

  NEW FOR 2018  

13 Days • 12 Nights • 26 Meals

Jul 6-18 | Jul 13-25 | Aug 17-29

Depart/Return: Anchorage, AK/Vancouver, BC

Price Per Person: Double From: $3,797; Single From: $6,455*

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $318 night-Anchorage/$418 night-Vancouver

(*Prices vary based upon date and stateroom category – Inside, Outside or Verandah – selected for cruise portion of this vacation package.)

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About the Tour

Experience both bucket-list highlights and hidden gems of “the Last Frontier” by rail, sail and coach on this discovery of Alaska’s natural splendor, summer bounty and frontier history. Range across colorful tundras, cruise pristine waterways, travel amid magnificent glaciers and mountain peaks...and encounter unbelievable wildlife. Watch for whales and sea lions or even a tidewater glacier calving on a cruise around Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight right inside famed Denali National Park before riding an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train from Canada’s Yukon to historic Skagway. En route, meet mushers and fishermen, discover native cultures, and marvel at agriculture in the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Unpack for a 4-night cruise aboard Holland America’s gorgeous ms Volendam, sailing to the ice-studded fjords of Glacier Bay, the scenic port of Ketchikan, and through the Inside Passage.

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Niagara Falls & Western New York 2018

NIAGARA-HORExperience the Erie Canal, Finger Lakes, and Niagara Falls from Both Sides of the Border

  BACK BY DEMAND!  

7 Days 6 Nights • 11 Meals

Jul 8-14 | Sep 9-15

Depart/Return: Buffalo, New York

Price Per Person: Double: $1,777; Single: $2,315

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $168/night

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About the Tour

Cruise through awesome locks and stunning scenery on the iconic Erie Canal into the heart of New York State! From the sparkling waters of the Finger Lakes through to the powerful cascades of Niagara Falls, breathtaking maritime beauty awaits you. Experience the Falls from amazing perspectives, on the U.S. and Canada sides. The observation tower above Niagara Gorge, the Hornblower cruise ship, and the AAA four-diamond hotel Marriott Gateway on the Falls just 200 yards from the brink – we just know you’ll be mesmerized by every view!

Along the way, travel off the beaten path to meet fascinating folks—horse trainers, dairy and fruit farmers, glass artisans and more—who share the colorful past and present of their communities.

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Colorado’s Vintage Railways 2018

summer trainA Scenic Travel Adventure from an Era When the Iron Horse Ruled the Frontier

8 Days • 7 Nights • 12 Meals

Jul 8-15 | Sep 9-16

Depart/Return: Denver, CO

Price Per Person: Double: $1,797; Single: $2,285

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $158/night

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About the Tour

All aboard! Travel back to the Old West and the awe-inspiring sights of Colorado. You’ll journey on four vintage trains over high mountain passages and through breathtaking gorges. Along the way, see history come to life with stops at an old stagecoach town (where you’ll explore the last coal tipple in the country), an old mining camp, Great Sand Dunes National Park, plus a visit to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. A “must-do” epic adventure for nostalgia and train buffs alike!

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N California Redwoods & Backroads 2018

NCA Horizontal 578Discover Parks and Rails, Volcanoes and Farms of N. California

8 Days • 7 Nights • 14 Meals

Jul 11-18 | Sep 5-12

Depart/Return: Sacramento, CA

Price Per Person: Double: $1,977; Single: $2,695

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $238

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About the Tour

Gold Rush lore, ancient redwood forests, majestic mountains and volcanoes, and friendly farmers beckon on our brand new tour of Northern California. Along the way, you’ll walk on top of and inside towering Shasta Dam (including a ride from top to bottom); meet mandarin orange, rice, and prune farmers; and spend a day in majestic Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of our country’s off-the-beaten-path secrets. Plus, see immaculately restored engines and railroad cars of the Gold Rush era...and spend a day and a half surrounded by California’s famed coastal Redwoods!

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Western Nebraska Life 2018

WNLDiscover the Warmth, Bounty and Industry of the Cornhusker State

7 Days 6 Nights • 14 Meals

Jul 15-21 | Sep 9-15

Depart/Return: North Platte, NE*

(*Denver arrive/depart option: +$52)

Price Per Person: Double: $1,547; Single: $1,975

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $158/night

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About the Tour

Celebrate the Nebraska sesquicentennial with CTD as we discover the back-roads treasures of its western panhandle, courtesy of the editorial experts at Nebraska Life Magazine. Walk in the footsteps of pioneers on the Oregon Trail and meet local artisans who craft high-quality boots and petrified wood objects. Visit the lush Nebraska National Forest, ancient fossil beds, the world’s largest railyard, and such famous landmarks as Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff National Monument. Catch the frontier spirit enjoying a Wild West dinner show, touring working cowboy and bison ranches, and learning about the lives and legends of Crazy Horse and Buffalo Bill through art and stories. You’ll get a taste of “Nebraska Life,” too, as friendly hosts welcome us to their big game steakhouse, winery, vinegar store, herb and spice farm, and more.

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Eastern North Dakota Legends 2018

International Peace Park AndreaPayne 800Discover Gardens, Farms, Cities and Scenery of the Great Plains

7 Days • 6 Nights • 14 Meals

Jul 22-28 | Sep 16-22

Depart/Return: Fargo, ND

Price Per Person: Double: $1,597; Single: $1,955

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $138

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About the Tour

After sharing the rugged western portion of the state with you, Country Travel DISCOVERIES introduces the gardens, farms, and cities of Eastern North Dakota. Explore flowers and foliage of the “must-see” International Peace Garden perched on the Canadian Border, go more than 40 feet below ground into a Cold War-era missile control center, and enjoy vistas of the scenic Red River of the North as it flows through Fargo and Grand Forks. It’s a legendary trip through the northern Great Plains you won’t soon forget!

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New England Rails & Resorts 2018

NER HorizontalFind Scenic Beauty from the Mountains and Lakes to the Atlantic Coast

  NEW FOR 2018  

7 Days 6 Nights • 13 Meals

Aug 14-20 | Oct 2-8 | Oct 9-15

Depart/Return: Boston, MA

Price Per Person:

Aug/Oct 9: Double: $1,897; Single: $2,325

Oct 2: Double: $1,997; Single: $2,425

Pre-Tour Hotel: $218/night

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About the Tour

This thrilling rail adventure travels incredibly scenic routes up the Atlantic coast and through forests and mountains of northern New England. Whether in summer or fall foliage, you’ll find stunning views and local color everywhere as you ride six different trains through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine—from an oceanside narrow-gauge train route and charming trolley ride to the world’s first mountain-climbing cog rail that takes you more than a mile high. You’ll also head into the White Mountain National Forest with an experienced moose-spotter, sail out onto the Atlantic Ocean with a working lobster boat captain, and enjoy classic mountain and waterfront resorts.

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Oregon’s Natural Wonders 2018

SunRiver Resort, OregonDiscover the Bounty of the Pacific Northwest

7 Days 6 Nights • 11 Meals

Aug 26-Sep 1 | Sep 18-24

Depart/ Return: Portland, OR

Price Per Person: Double: $1,797; Single: $2,295

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $108/night

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About the Tour

Discover Oregon's Natural Wonders on this northwestern adventure from Pacific coast to the Columbia River Gorge, the high desert to Crater Lake. Meet skilled growers of hazelnuts and fruit. View stunning mountain vistas, from Mt. Bachelor to famed Mt. Hood. Lunch at the spectacular Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, a national landmark built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and WPA during the Thirties. Spend three nights at Sunriver Resort in Bend (New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2015"), a planned community at the base of the Cascades, and hear the ocean waves crashing against the shore on an overnight in historic Newport, "the Dungeness Crab Capital of the world".

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Maritime New England & Cape Cod 2018

SNE Nantucket MassOfficeofTourism HorizDiscover the Bounty, Culture and Character of Coastal Southern New England

  NEW FOR 2018  

8 Days 7 Nights • 13 Meals

Sep 9-16 | Sep 23-30

Depart/Return: Boston, MA

Price Per Person:

Double: $1,897; Single: $2,395

Pre-Tour Hotel: $218/night

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About the Tour

Step into life in the seaside towns of yesterday and today along coast of southern New England. Sea spray and salt air surround you in the old whaling center of New Bedford to the cliff-top mansions of Newport and historic Plymouth Rock. Get to know Cape Cod from charming Nantucket Island to colorful Provincetown on the tip. En route, meet hardworking fishermen, orchardists, cooks and craftspeople who will make your New England experience come vibrantly alive. A moving visit to the JFK Presidential Library & Museum, scenic rail trip, and ferry ride cap off an unforgettable New England adventure.

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Our Wisconsin…and Yours, Too! 2018

OWICTD and Our Wisconsin Magazine Proudly Present the Hidden Treasures of Our Own Backyard

6 Days 5 Nights • 12 Meals

Sep 23-28 | Oct 7-12

Depart/Return: Madison, WI

Price Per Person: Double: $1,477; Single: $1,795*

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $138/night

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About the Tour

Country Travel DISCOVERIES and the experts at Our Wisconsin Magazine present an all-new exploration of our home state! Beginning in the capital of Madison, head off the beaten path to visit hand-picked small town highlights, unique attractions, and local stops across the western part of our state. You’ll tour incredibly scenic landscapes along the Mississippi River Valley and in the distinctive “Driftless Region” untouched by glaciers, as well as unusual glacial formations of the Upper Dells. Along the way, meet hard-working family farmers, take an exclusive tour of Ft. McCoy’s military training center, and enjoy such quintessentially Wisconsin experiences as dinner at a traditional supper club and visit to a museum entirely dedicated to…mustard.

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