CURRENT ESCORTED TOURS FOR 2021 & 2022

 All prices are subject to availability. Click on the tour title or picture to learn more about the tour!

DOMESTIC TOURS:

These North America tours are land only and do not include airfare unless specifically noted. Your Burkhalter Travel Advisor can assist with flight options from your home airport.

 

America's Greatest Treasure: July 22-31, 2021 - SOLD OUT              **Ask about other dates available in 2021 and 2022**

Go west for an adventure from the “Mile High City” of Denver to the lofty peaks of the Grand Tetons. You’ll experience the Wild West with its stunning vistas and historic lore, pass through the black hills of South Dakota where the legends of the frontier made their mark, and stand at the national monuments to presidents at Mount Rushmore. Follow the trail of pioneers and history-makers to Wyoming and the spectacular natural splendor of Yellowstone National Park, your journey through the American West is a tale to be told for years to come.

 

California Classics: September 10-19, 2021

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular vacation. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slow down in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park.

Pricing starts at $3,379 per person, based on double occupancy 


Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains: September 18-October 1, 2021

From colonial settlements and Civil War sites to the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and stunning Great Smoky Mountains, this southern U.S. tour features historic sites, spectacular scenery, and fun experiences all along the way. You’ll overnight in the Washington DC area, Gettysburg, Shenandoah National Park, Beckley, Lexington, Kentucky, Gatlinburg, Asheville, Lexington, Virginia, and Williamsburg.

Pricing starts at $2,419 per person, based on double occupancy 


New England Rails & Sails: September 29-October 7, 2021

Tour the length and breadth of New England from mountain hamlets to seaside villages in this leaf peeping tour of the northeast!

Pricing starts at $4,099 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago


Bourbons, Bridles and Bluegrass: October 1-8, 2021

Intoxicating views await in bucolic horse country and the Great Smoky Mountains while elating experiences are just around the corner in the local distilleries, music houses, and grand southern    estates. Whereas the sprawling Biltmore and Cheekwood Estates will give you a taste of the old South, the current “it” cities of Asheville, Nashville, and Chattanooga will welcome you to the energy of the new South. 

Pricing starts at $2,659 per person, based on double occupancy 


Southern California Charms with Death Valley: November 1-12, 2021

This laid back tour of Southern California explores popular getaways and more in the Golden State. Visit the 18th-century mission in San Juan Capistrano, tour the Rat Pack’s mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs, and taste today’s perfectly aged reds and whites in the picturesque wine regions of Temecula and Paso Robles. You’ll also feel the wind in your hair on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, the sand in your toes along San Diego’s 70 miles of beaches, and your inner movie star emerge as you strut down Rodeo Drive.

Pricing starts at $4,159 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Best of the Hawaiian Islands: February 7-16, 2022

Visit the "Valley Island" of Maui, the "Big Island" of Hawaii and "The Gathering Place" of Oahu on this island-hopping tour of Hawaii that will lead you to the valleys and the peaks of this spectacular state, including visits to coffee and sugar plantations. Also included is just the right amount of downtime to explore the sights, sounds and flavors of the islands.

Pricing starts at $3,783 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Southern Charms: April 8-15, 2022

Sweet tea, magnolias and pillared porches await you in the South. Visit Atlanta, Columbia, Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island on this tour of the charming South. Enjoy a trolley tour, horse-drawn carriage ride and city tours as you learn about the history and culture of the area.

Pricing starts at $2,409 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Cape Cod & The Islands: September 9-16, 2022

Everyone from politicians to performers to pro athletes have enjoyed the breezy shores of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands and now it is your turn! Visit Boston, Martha's vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket and visit some of the most famous sights on the East Coast. And this trip would not be complete without a Boston Harbor Cruise and a traditional seafood dinner.

Pricing starts at $2,699 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Lost Canyons of the Southwest: September 12-20, 2022

Enjoy 3 nights in Denali National Park for maximum chances of seeing the mountain. Follow it up with a 7 night cruise on Holland America.

Pricing starts at $2,809 per person, based on double occupancy

 


INTERNATIONAL TOURS

These International tours are land only and do not include airfare unless specifically noted. Your Burkhalter Travel Advisor can assist with flight options from your home airport.

 

Sensations of Lyon: May 28-June 8, 2021

Beautiful scenery and lovely towns along the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Cruise leisurely through the wine country of France and enjoy guided walks through vineyards and regional wine tastings while exploring the architectural heritage of Southern France. Cruise on the MS Emerald Liberte.

Pricing starts at $5,392 with free air promotion


German Grandeur: July 18-27, 2021

 Have you dreamed of vineyards, quaint towns, European architecture and a relaxing adventure? This is the trip for you! Enjoy a river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of Germany. Unpack once, but wake up to a new view every day….that is one of the highlights of river cruising! Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Würzburg…..this grand scenic cruise of Germany brings the beauty and charm of its cities and villages to life!

Pricing starts at $3,823 per person, based on double occupancy 


French Treasures River Cruise: July 19-27, 2021

Wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! With Avalon, you will enjoy larger staterooms, elegant design and upgraded amenities — all while enjoying the beautiful scenery and company of your fellow travelers. And with Avalon Waterways, there are always complimentary excursion options included in each port of call. Unpack once and see Europe in style!

Pricing starts at $4,045 per person, based on double occupancy 


Active and Discovery in Holland and Belgium: August 15-23, 2021

Explore Holland and Belgium in more ways than ever. Begin in Amsterdam and sail to Belgium, marvel at the artistry and natural beauty of the region. In Brussels, explore by bike, take a guided tour, or walk the ancient streets and sample treats at a Belgian chocolate-making workshop. In Antwerp, discover centuries of history, take an architecture tour by bicycle through Rotterdam or create a classic Delft tile in a pottery workshop.

Pricing starts at $3,695 per person, based on double occupancy 


Scottish Highland Fling: August 25-September 4, 2021

Take a journey into the fabled land of adventure on this vacation to Scotland. From the elegant Georgian squares and 12th-century cathedral in Glasgow, to a full day of guided sightseeing in Edinburgh and a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels. You are sure to enjoy the landscape, legends and lore of this wonderful country.

Pricing starts at $2,919 per person, based on double occupancy 


South African Safari: September 1-12, 2021

Experience the culture, history, wildlife and beauty of four south African countries on this once-in-a-lifetime bucket list tour! Discover the historic city of Johannesburg, and embark on safari adventures in Kruger and Chobe National Parks. Stand in awe at nature’s supreme masterpiece, Victoria Falls, and relax onboard a spectacular sunrise cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Pricing starts at $8,199 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago


Rhine & Moselle: September 9-22, 2021

Europe in the fall….there is nothing better! Enjoy your river cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from Holland to Switzerland, exploring the scenic towns along the way. See the canals of Amsterdam, the vineyards of Breisach, the ancient ruins of Trier, the Black Forest and Heidelberg Castle. And best of all…..Avalon Artistry II is your floating hotel. Unpack once but wake up to a new view each morning. The perfect way to see Europe!

Pricing starts at $5,985 per person, based on double occupancy 


European Mystery Tour: September 20-29, 2021

Join host Mary Kay Harmon for our true 6th Annual European Mystery Tour. Each country in Europe is fascinating and fun in it’s own right, and we are pleased to present a destination and tour arrangements that will surprise and delight you. Where you’re going may be a mystery, but rest assured, it is an exciting, and safe destination. Forget about the planning, fussing over details and arrangements, and worrying about whether you’ve remembered everything. Let go and let’s go!

Pricing starts at $3,199 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago


Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice: September 29-October 5, 2021

Discover this exciting destination’s explosive geysers, bubbling geothermal pools, breathtaking waterfalls, pristine landscapes, and intriguing wildlife, along with its vibrant culture rooted in ancient heritage.

Pricing starts at $3,620 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago


Italy's Best: October 2-16, 2021

You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it! On this classic Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Tuscany, Capri, and the Venice area.

Pricing starts at $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy


Romantic Rhine Cruise:  October 8-16, 2021

Join Michelle Dent on one of Europe’s most legendary rivers. This exciting journey along the Rhine River, takes you across Germany and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest to top off this amazing cruise experience.

Pricing starts at $4,750 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 


Treasures of the Pharaohs: October 21-30, 2021

Ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination. From the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx, to the imposing glory of the Pyramids, step into the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the exotic charms of evocative Egypt.

Pricing starts at $5,112 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago


Blue Danube River Cruise:  October 24-November 1, 2021

Experience this timeless European river cruise vacation with Avalon Waterways! Begin in vibrant Budapest, Hungary and sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, concluding in historic Nuremberg, Germany. With Avalon, you will enjoy larger staterooms, elegant design and upgraded amenities — all while enjoying the beautiful scenery and company of your fellow travelers. And with Avalon Waterways, there are always complimentary excursion options included in each port of call.

Pricing starts at $3,395 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 


Desert Adventures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi: November 4-12, 2021  

Experience the luxurious United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi—a perfect combination of rich history with modern wonders.

Pricing starts at $3,966 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica: February 5-13, 2022

See the wild side of Costa Rica on this exciting tour! Lava trails, cloud forests, nature walks and natural hot springs will have you in awe. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles and wildlife and enjoy the delicious Costa Rican creations. 

Pricing starts at $2,269 per person, based on double occupancy 


The Best of Spain: May 13-22, 2022  

From Madrid to Barcelona and everything in between, experience the highlights of Spain on this 9 day tour. Stops include Cordoba, Seville and Granada and have the opportunity to try paella and sangria.

Pricing starts at $2,289 per person, based on double occupancy

 

Oberammergau's Passion Play with Germany and Austria: May 18-27, 2022

Join us in 2022 for this once-in-a-decade experience! Explore the wonder of old world castles and three of Europe's most spellbinding cities. A seat at this decade's only performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany is truly a highlight. Come and celebrate this centuries-old tradition!

Pricing starts at $5,548 per person, based on double occupancy with air from Chicago

 

Emerald Isle: May 26-June 5, 2022

This tour of Ireland not only takes you to some of the most famous sites, but also leads you to the lesser-known gems. Cliffs, castles, famous crystal, pubs and, of course, the sheep.....this tour of Ireland will steal your heart away!

Pricing starts at $2,629 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Best of Eastern Europe: July 1-15, 2022

Centuries-old palaces, castles and cathedrals transport you to another era. Tracing the steps of kings, queens, emperors, presidents, soldiers and prisoners, history buffs will relish revisiting the most gripping chapters of the past. And music lovers will enjoy visiting some of the most important musical European cities....Warsaw and Vienna!

Pricing starts at $2,939 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Alaska's Best: June 16-26, 2022

This relaxing tour starts with one night in Vancouver before embarking on a 7-night northbound cruise aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam to Seward. Then explore on land for 4 days, with included sightseeing in Denali National Park and Anchorage. For 2022, we will flip-flop the itinerary and start in Anchorage, ending with the cruise.

Pricing starts at $4,029 per person, based on double occupancy with air from Chicago

 

Austria & Switzerland: June 28-July 9, 2022

The hills are alive with the sound of music, the aroma of strudel and the taste of schnitzel. Palaces and castles, peaks and glaciers, moving scenery and famous movie scenes are al on this itinerary.

Pricing starts at $3,979 per person based on double occupancy

 

Alaska Explorer Cruise: July 8-15, 2022  

Enjoy a pre-night in Seattle before your round-trip Seattle 7 night cruise above Holland America.

Pricing starts at $2,546 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

Alaska & the Yukon: July 22-August 3, 2022  

This itinerary takes you deep into the wilderness. In just two weeks, you will enjoy a triple-night stay at Denali National Park and a double-night stay in colorful Dawson City, the heart of the Yukon’s wild frontier and the center of the famed Klondike Gold Rush. This tour is the perfect balance between the Great Land’s must-see sights and seldom-seen wonders, all combined with an elegant four-night Holland America cruise aboard the Koningsdam.

Pricing starts at $5,089 per person, based on double occupancy with air from Chicago

 

Denali Adventure: August 3-14, 2022

Enjoy 3 nights in Denali National Park for maximum chances of seeing the mountain. Follow it up with a 7 night cruise on Holland America.

Pricing starts at $4,599 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

 

 

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