CURRENT ESCORTED TOURS FOR 2020:

Click on the tour name or picture to download a brochure with more information.  All prices are subject to availability.

 

Burkhalter Escapes:

These extended day tours are small-group motorcoach tours that depart from Madison and are a day’s ride away. They will be from
one overnight to a week in duration. Maximum capacity is 25 passengers, so don’t delay in reserving your spot!

 

Pioneer Woman & Magnolia Market: October 12-17, 2020NEW DATES

Fans of the Food Network and HGTV will love this tour! It’s your chance to tour the hometowns and film site locations of two very popular TV shows. As carefree as a tumbleweed on the prairie, you’ve got a chance to shop and explore sites you’ve seen on television. This motorcoach tour departs from Madison.

$1,499 per person, based on double occupancy

 

 

Branson Holiday: November 16-21, 2020 - NEW

Spend four full days in downtown Branson! See six popular shows, ride the Branson Scenic Railway, take a dinner cruise on the Branson Belle and a tram tour through Dogwood Canyon! This motorcoach tour departs from Madison.

$1,399 per person, based on double occupancy 

 

 

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.

 

California Classics: September 12-21, 2020

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 $4,204 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison  

 

 

Eastern U.S. & Canada with an extended stay in New York City: September 27-October 13, 2020

 From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast on this exciting Canada and U.S. tour. The brilliant colors of the fall foliage will be in full effect creating stunning scenery as you travel to and through 10 metropolitan cities and see their must-see sights.

pricing starts at $3,828 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

Autumn in New England: September 30-October 8, 2020 

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 $4,439 per person based on double occupancy from Chicago - FREE AIR UNTIL 6/30/20

 

 

New York City & the Hudson River Valley: October 16-22, 2020 

Split your time between downtown New York City and upstate in the Hudson River Valley. Your New York City tour features many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions including an exciting Broadway show! The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan and is designated as a National Heritage Area. The valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene.

pricing starts at $3,380 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

National Parks & Canyons of the Southwest: October 18-23, 2020 

Arrive in Vegas and spend a whole day at your leisure before departing  for three of the most notable National Parks of the Southwest; Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Experience the Grand  Canyon Skywalk, a glass horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables you to walk beyond the canyon walls and witness unparalleled views of this natural wonder. While at Zion National Park you will board the Zion Park Tram to wonder through the spectacular combination of multi-colored canyons, sheer cliffs, streams, waterfalls and foliage that are all a part of this beautiful park.

Pricing starts at $2,377 per person double occupancy based on air from Chicago

 

 

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 $2,973 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 $2,545 per person, based on double occupancy from Madison

 

 

San Antonio Holiday: December 6-13, 2020 - NEW

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

 

 

International Touring:

These international 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 local guide.

 

Canals, Vineyards, & Castles:  September 1 - 11, 2020

Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle rivers takes you through both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany. You’ll visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Continue on to cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Your river cruise vacation adds a stay in romantic Paris. The “City of Lights” dazzles with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum.

pricing starts at $5,046 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 

 

 

Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience: September 11-27, 2020

East Africa—a land of breathtaking scenery, majestic wildlife, and a distinct culture! Witness some of nature’s great treasures as you embark on this timeless Africa safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Along the way, your expert Driver/Guide will share insights about the wildlife, local cultures and diverse eco-systems you encounter. And with a small group - of no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total - you’ll experience a high level of service throughout your adventure!  Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries and thrilling adventures—this exciting safari in Kenya and Tanzania has it all. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed.

pricing starts at $10,250 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 

 

 

Treasure of the Pharaohs: September 24-October 3, 2020 - NEW DATES

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 $4,304 per person based on double occupancy

 

 

Mediterranean Flavors: October 2-16, 2020 

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 $3,552 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

Paris to Normandy:  October 5 - 13, 2020

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

pricing starts at $5,278 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

London to Paris: October 22-29, 2020 

Experience London and Paris at your own pace with the help of two veteran travelers!  Elaine Grenzow and Kathy Brinkman look forward to sharing two of their famous cities with you. They will help organize the fun whether through optional tours or spontaneous adventure!  See what YOU want to see...

pricing starts at $2,576 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

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

 

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CURRENT ESCORTED TOURS FOR 2021:  

Click on the tour name or picture to download a brochure with more information. All prices are subject to availability.

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Desert Adventures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi: March 11-19, 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

 

 

Sensations of Lyon: May 28-June 8, 2021 

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and lovely towns along the Rhône and Saône Rivers. As you leisurely cruise through the wine country of France you will enjoy guided walks through vineyards and regional wine tastings while exploring the architectural heritage of Southern France.

pricing starts at $5,392 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago

 

 

Travel to Alaska with Burkhalter Tours and Holland America Line

 

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

 

 

Alaskan Expedition Cruise: August 22-September 6, 2021 

This relaxing tour starts with one night in Vancouver before embarking on a 14-night cruise through The Inside Passage, Tracy Arm and Hubbard Glacier.  Explore exciting ports of call including Haines, Ketchikan, Homer, Valdez and Juneau further than ever before with Holland America’s only ship with inflatable Zodiacs on the Maasdam.

pricing starts at $3,785 per person, double occupancy from Chicago 

 

 

Travel on a European River Cruise with Burkhalter Tours and Avalon Waterways

 

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 $5,512 per person, based on double occupancy from Chicago 

 

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