CURRENT ESCORTED TOURS FOR 2020 & 2021

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

Domestic Touring:

These North America tours depart from either Dane County Regional Airport or Chicago O’Hare International Airport and include estimated round trip airfare, transfers, 1st class hotel accommodations, touring admissions, deluxe motorcoach transportation and a professional guide.

 

Great Trains and Grand Canyons: November 1-6, 2020

Spend five nights in Sedona, take the Grand Canyon Railway to Grand Canyon National Park, visit Tlaquepaque and uptown Sedona, Jerome and old town Scottsdale. Take a Sedona Trolly tour to the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Oak Creek Canyon, and end your tour with a  farewell chuckwagon dinner and show at the Blazin’ M Ranch.

Pricing starts at $3,062 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

Southern Sounds: November 1-8, 2020 

New Orleans, Tupelo, Memphis, Nashville. Whether you are a fan of country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll or soul music, you are sure to enjoy these iconic destinations for every music lover!

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

 

 

 

San Antonio Holiday: December 9-13, 2020 

Explore one of America’s most intriguing cities while it’s dressed up for the holidays! Stay all four nights in one hotel while visiting El Mercado Marketplace, LBJ Ranch, Fiesta de las Luminaries and Fredericksburg all decorated for the holiday season.

Pricing starts at $2,172 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

Desert Oasis and Southern California National Parks: February 21-28, 2021 

Vibrant cities, unique experiences, and striking landscapes…all of this and more await you on this Southern California tour. Tour highlights include time in three unique settings: Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Pricing starts at $3,130 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

 

 

Alaska's Iditarod with Fairbanks: February 26-March 8, 2021 

Your time in Anchorage focuses on the Iditarod, Alaska’s best-known sporting event. Meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his kennels. Witness the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and the official restart of the race in Willow, where you can cheer on your favorite mushers as they head off into Alaska’s wilderness on this 1,049-mile journey to the finish line in Nome..

Pricing starts at $4,537 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

Save $243 per person if booked by January 4, 2020

 

 

 

Arizona Spring Training: March 14-18, 2021

What could be better in March than the warm weather of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, beautiful desert scenery, and spring training baseball!

Pricing starts at $2,452 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

 

 

Northern California's Finest: May 28-June 5, 2021

From the hilly streets of San Francisco to the towering-tree-lined slopes of Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks, there are endless highpoints included in this nine-day tour through northern California.

Pricing starts at $3,534 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

Save $307 per person if booked by January 4, 2020

 

 

 

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: May 30-June 7, 2021

Begin in the vibrant city of Seattle and travel through the beauty of the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy  German food in the Cascades and taste wine in the vineyards of Washington’s wine country. Take in the mountain air along the Hood River with a visit to Mount Hood, more than 11,000 feet above sea level on your way to Bend to sample local Oregon craft beers. Visit Crater Lake National Park with a drive around the rim encircling the deep blue waters in this spectacular setting.

Pricing starts at $2,895 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison 

Save $100 if booked by November 9, 2020

 

 

 

America's Greatest Treasure: July 22-31, 2021

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.

Pricing starts at $2,611 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

 

 

Spectacular Alaska: July 16-25, 2021

Ascend into Denali National Park – home of North America’s highest peak – by way of the world famous Alaska Railroad, pan for gold at Fairbanks’ Gold Dredge #8, see a mushing demonstration at the home of an Iditarod champion, and witness the grandest of wildlife. While spotting a giant whale, caribou, moose, or grizzly might be “no biggie” to the locals, we think you’ll agree, this Alaska vacation is huge.

Pricing starts at $4,353 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

Save $351 per person if booked by January 4, 2020

 

 

 

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 $4,333 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

Save $331 per person if booked by January 4, 2020

 

 

 

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 $3,523 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

Save $100 per person if booked by November 9, 2021

 

 

 

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 $3,633 per person with free air promotion, based on double occupancy from Chicago

Free airfare until November 30, 2020

 

 

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 $3,309 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

Save $264 per person if booked by January 4, 2021

 

 

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 $4,849 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

Save $370 per person if booked by January 4, 2021

 

 

International Touring:

These international tours depart from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and include estimated round trip airfare, transfers, 1st class hotel accommodations, touring admissions, deluxe motorcoach transportation and a professional local guide.

 

Christmas Markets of Austria: November 30-December 8, 2020 

Journey through the Bavarian Alps with their snow-capped mountains, and into the musical city of Salzburg. Journey on to the magical castle in Neuschwanstein, and end in the heart-warming city of Munich.

pricing starts at $3,693 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 

 

 

Galapagos: March 17-24, 2021

Cruise Ecuador’s beautiful Galapagos Islands, each a unique environment with its own treasures and wildlife! Also, includes city sightseeing in the capital of Quito and a visit to the monument at the “middle of the world.” 

Pricing starts at $7,429 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

Highlight of Morocco: April 7-18, 2021

Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery. Be enchanted by beautiful landscapes, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas.

Pricing starts at $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

save $100 per person if booked by November 9, 2020

 

 

 

Mediterranean Flavors: May 7-21, 2021

This tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area.

pricing starts at $3,555 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

Save $100 if booked by November  9, 2020

 

 

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

Free airfare until November 30, 2020

 

 

Alaskan Adventure: June 13 - 27, 2021 

This leisurely-paced journey into Alaska’s heartland combines a seven-day land tour and a seven-day cruise aboard the ms Noordam with sightseeing in Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage, Seward, Glacier Bay, Haines/Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Vancouver.

pricing starts at $5,240 per person, based on  double occupancy from Chicago 

 

 

 

Alaska's Best: July 3-14, 2021

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. 

pricing starts at $4,368 per person, based on double occupancy from  Chicago 

 

 

 

Alaska & the Yukon - 2 departures to choose from! 

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.

July  10-24, 2021 - pricing starts at $5,383 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

August 14-28, 2021 - pricing starts at $5,328 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

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 $4,904 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

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 $5,346 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

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 $4,979 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

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 $4,438 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

 

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 $9,053 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 $7,582 per person based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

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 $3,625 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

Save $100 if booked by November 9, 2020

 

 

 

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 $4,665 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

 

 

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!

Save $200 per person if booked before the end of 2020!

 

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