CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR – ATLANTA GEORGIA
Saturday – Sunday, March 28th – 29th
Highlights of Guided Guide Tour:
King’s last house 234 Sunset Ave NW – Magnolia Ballroom – Hunter Street (MLK now) Historic Street anchored by old Paschal’s Restaurant – Morehouse College – Rush Memorial Church – south View Cemetery – SCLC & SNCC Freedom house and King’s old house – Auburn Avenue – King Center & King Crypt King Memorial (US Parks Service) – Ebenezer Baptist Church – King Birthplace – Edgewood Avenue – Sweet Auburn Market – State Capitol & City Hall
Attend Church Service @ Ebenezer Baptist Church
Dinner @ Merry Mac Tea Room
Lunch on Sunday
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Deposit: $100 Due, Final Balance Due: February 28th
ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA “The Oldest City” – (History, Mystery & Adventure)
April 6th – 8th
Day 1: Everyone is all excited about our journey, as we leave Greenwood & head south. There will be several stops today as we cross Georgia & reach our destination, St. Augustine, Florida (3 nights). (D) Day 2: After breakfast, we meet our guide to visit the Fountain of Youth to learn about the first Spanish settlers who came here in the 1600s and the native Timucuans who were here to greet then. Founded in 1565, this is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America. Lunch will be @ Five Flags before we board the Old Town Trolley to learn more about the city. This afternoon, visit the national monument, the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry Fort in the U.S. Listen as our guide tells tell what makes the fort so special. You will get a close-up, hands on experience of what the “Nation’s Oldest City” was really like during the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner @ a local restaurant. (B, L, D) Day 3: Our first adventure this morning with our guide is a tour of Flagler College, then on to The Lightner Museum that is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Today, it is home to one of the best collections of fine and decorative 29th century art in the country. Lunch will be @ the Spanish Bakery. After lunch, we will tour the Oldest House Museum that stands on the site & used since the 1600’s. This is Florida’s oldest colonial home. We will have some time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner will be @ La Pavilion. You are in for a treat as you watch & listen to The Wives and Lives of Henry Flagler, an intriguing evening! We will go back to the hotel after the play for our last restful night in St. Augustine. (B, L, D) Day 4: After breakfast, we begin our journey home, our heads full of the history & secrets of “The oldest City” where the past becomes the present. We will stop in Savannah to shop on River Street & see the barges go up & down the river. (B)
Cost Per Person: Double: $650
ARK & CREATION MUSEUM – NORTHERN KENTUCKY
May 3rd – 6th (3 nights/4 days)
Day 1: Today we begin our exciting journey to Kentucky! There will be a stop @ the 2,500 sq. foot Kentucky Artisan Center @ Berea, where you can shop for Kentucky Products, explore Kentucky crafts & arts through special exhibits & experience Kentucky hospitality. We will arrive @ our hotel in Florence, Kentucky in the late afternoon, our home for the next 3 nights. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (D) Day 2: After breakfast @ the hotel, we travel over to the ARK ENCOUNTER to see the full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 ft. long, 85 feet wide and 51 ft. high, it is designed to be family oriented & historically authentic. You will have plenty of time to walk through & explore the Ararat Ridge Zoo. Lunch is included @ the buffet by the Ark. This afternoon, our adventure continues as we visit the Newport Aquarium, which has been named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by Travel Channel and USA Today. Newport Aquarium displays thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water with 14 galleries, 70 exhibits & 5 seamless tunnels. You will be amazed at all there is to see & do during your afternoon at the aquarium. (B, L) Day 3: After breakfast, we will head to Cincinnati to meet our step-on guide for a morning tour. Our tour begins with quaint MainStrasse Village where you will learn all about the German heritage of this area and hear about the famous folk tales of the Pied Piper and The Goose Girl. Proceeding on to Riverside Drive, you view some of the gorgeous old riverboats, Captain’s mansions and hear about the incredible tales of the Underground Railroad as well as the tragic story of the Garner’s escape. You’ll see one of the area’s most magnificent views of the Cincinnati skyline. Trivia and amazing tales are told about “Sin City” and its gambling past of days past in Newport. Crossing the much-navigated Ohio River, we enter Cincinnati, Ohio. You will visit the Basilica of the Assumption, listed among “The Most Beautiful Churches in the World” by the Catholic Reporter. The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a beautifully ornate example of Gothic Revival architecture. You will enjoy a drive through beautiful Eden Park, stopping briefly at the Eden Park overlook for photos and facilities, then up to Mt. Adams, often referred to as a mini San Francisco. Next, on to downtown Cincinnati, to view Fountain Square (the heart of downtown), P & G corporate headquarters (learn the unique story of how Ivory soap was made), the Taft Museum, view the deceptive Mural of Cincinnatus, and the Cincinnati Art Museum and Music Hall! Lunch is on your own today. After lunch, we will go to the Creation Museum to explore the state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings in 140 exhibits. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Come join us as the museum brings the pages of the Bible to life! Visit the Special Effects Theater, Petting Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Admission is included to Aliens: Fact or Fiction & Created Cosmo Theaters. (B, D) Day 4: We will begin our journey home today, excited about all the great experiences we have enjoyed on this tour. (B)
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Cost Includes: Roundtrip Modern Motor Coach Transportation – 3 Night Accommodations – Luggage Handling – All Admission stated in itinerary – Services of Step -On Guide for Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati, Ohio – 3 Breakfasts – 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners & Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director
Deposit: $100, 2nd payment: February 5th – $150, March 5th – $150, Balance Due: April 3rd
May 12-16 (4 nights/5 days)
Day 1: Our adventure begins today as we journey through North Carolina & Tennessee. Lunch is included today. We will overnight in Paducah, Kentucky. (L, SD) Day 2: We travel across the great state of Missouri, with a stop along the way to discover more about the “Show Me State”. This afternoon, we will arrive in Branson. You will have time to relax & get acquainted with your surroundings. We will dine at a local restaurant. After dinner, for our entertainment tonight, we will attend “Noah” at the Sight and Sound Theater. With a catastrophic storm on its way, one man is given a monumental task; build a boat big enough to save his family from a flood that will cover the entire earth. But they won’t be alone. Returning for one season only, this landmark production takes you on board one of the world’s best-known voyages, as live animals fill the stage and aisles. Set sail inside the enormous ark as this extraordinary Bible story comes to life all around you! (B, D) Day 3: We will begin today with a step-on guide. Our travels will take us through the beautiful hills and valleys of the Ozarks to Table Rock Dam and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. From there we move on to the College of the Ozarks, with a stop at the Keeter Center. We will then drive to downtown historical Branson for lunch on your own. This afternoon, we will attend the #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Too at Clay Cooper Theater. This show touches over 100 songs from the great artists of the 60’s and 50’s-Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, Petula Clark, The Beatles…the list goes on and on. Add over 100 costume changes, fun video and a talented cast of seven and you’ve got the recipe for the show dubbed “The Most Fun You’ll Have in Branson”. Every performer on stage is passionate about the fact that the unforgettable music and its connection to the audience is what’s really important and distinguishes the show! This evening we will attend the Hughes Music Show with the Star Dinner at Hughes American Family Theater. This show features the charismatic and dynamic Hughes Brothers, their stunningly beautiful wives, the sensational heart-throb teens, the ridiculously talented children, and live band all clothed in a colorful array of brilliantly conceived costumes. Their show defines musical excellence with infectious comedy, and the best pop, rock, R & B, country, classical, Broadway, patriotic, and gospel music with a delicious dinner. (B, D) Day 4: After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel & attend Doug Gabriel’s #1 Hits Tribute Show at the Pierce Arrow Theater. The Doug Gabriel Show is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety. It has a talented cast, rib-tickling comedy and a terrific ensemble of musicians. Doug Gabriel is a constant favorite with audiences year after year. He’ll impress you with his singing and capture your heart with his sincerity. Joined by his talented family, the Gabriels will bring you comedy, pop, rock, country, gospel, your 50’s favorites, and songs that touch the patriotism that resides in the soul of every American. After the show, we say goodbye to Branson & travel over to Ozark & stop @ Lambert’s, for lunch. After lunch we travel on to Paducah, Kentucky to overnight. (B, L) Day 5: This morning we travel back to Greenwood with memories of the good time we had in Branson & all our adventures along the way! (B)
Cost includes: Round Trip Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 4 Night Accommodations, 9 Meals (4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Snack Dinner, 2 Dinners), All Admissions Tickets, Step-On Guide Services & Services of Tour Escort
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WOHLFAHRT HOUS DINNER & BARTER THEATRES
Saturday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 24th
Day 1: Join us on a fun weekend getaway as we travel to Wytheville, Virginia. We will enjoy a stop in Mt. Airy to explore Andy Griffith’s hometown. A step-on guide will board our coach to tell us about life in Mount Airy and the Mayberry state of Mind.” You will see Floyd’s City Barber Shop, the Andy Griffith Playhouse, TV Land landmark Andy and Opie Statue, Andy’s Homeplace, Mayberry Courthouse and Wally’s Service Station. Lunch will be on your own. You might want to try the boneless pork chop sandwich @ Snappy Caféor Barney’s Cafe. This afternoon, we travel on to Wytheville to check in to our hotel. You’re in for a treat tonight at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre with a delicious dinner & entertainment with The Motown Sound. Enjoy the songs of the 60’s as you relive what Berry Gordy called “the sound of young America”. (D) Day 2: After breakfast @ the hotel, we travel to Abingdon to visit the Heartwood, where you will explore the four galleries that display the works of artisans from the Artisan Network. They are experts in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, art, & wood. Another room displays the Crooked Road Virginia’s Music Trail. Gospel music will be performed this morning. Many of the old-time instruments made by local craftsmen are on display. You will enjoy lunch @ Hartwood. This afternoon, we go to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon to see 9 to 5 The Musical. This Broadway comedy is full of southern sass & will make you laugh. Watch as these three unlikely friends scheme together to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do. After the show, we begin our journey back to Greenwood, after a relaxing, fun-filled weekend. (B, L)
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TEXAS
June 7th – 15th (8 Nights/9 Days)
Day 1: Our journey begins as we travel to Birmingham, Alabama for a stop to learn about the history of the city. We overnight in Meridian, Mississippi. (SD) Day 2: Today we travel across the state of Louisiana & stop @ Shreveport to explore. We will spend the next 2 nights in Richardson, Texas. (B, L, SD) Day 3: Our step-on guide for today meets us @ the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum In Dallas. After the tour, we depart for Fort Worth & arrive at the Fort Worth stockyards to begin our stockyard historical walking tour. You will see the cattle drive with longhorns on Exchange Avenue. The tour includes the Water Gardens, JFK Memorial, Sundance Square & the cultural district. Lunch will be @ Billy Bob’s (the world’s largest honky-tonk) today. You will enjoy the food & the Fort Worth friendly hospitality. This afternoon, we return to Dallas for the highlights tour with JFK that will include John Neely Bryan’s log cabin (the founder of Dallas), Old Red Courthouse, Dealy Plaza, Farmer’s Market, the original Neiman Marcus store, Thanksgiving Square, Oak Cliff, Texas Theater & Oswald Rooming House. (B, L, SD) Day 4: We head to Waco today to meet our step-on guide. Our first stop will be @ the Waco Suspension Bridge & see the longhorns make their way across the suspension bridge to continue the cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail. Visit Cameron Park to see the whimsical animal structures set along the banks of the Brazos river. Drive by Magnolia sites and stop @ Harp Design Company, the woodworker who makes tables and islands for Joanna. You will see several fixer-upper projects. Our last stop before we reach Magnolia Market will be @ Jimmy Don’s – JKH Designs. He is the gentle cowboy who creates the metal art for Joanna. Our tour ends @ Magnolia Market at the Silos. You will have time for lunch & to shop this afternoon. You can also walk downtown or take the free trolly. The next two nights will be in Austin. (B, SD) Day 5: This morning our guide takes us on a tour of Austin, seeing the University of Texas, and many historical and cultural sites. Then we depart for the Hill Country. We will visit the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. We will explore Fredericksburg & Luckenbach. (B, D) Day 6: Our journey leads us to San Antonio today. We will tour the Alamo (self-guided) this morning. Then you will enjoy the RIO San Antonio River Cruise & learn all about the San Antonio River Walk. You have admission tickets to the Texas Ranger Museum & The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. The Texas Ranger Museum features hundreds of authentic Texas Ranger artifacts including automatic handguns, shotguns, badges and more. The town also includes a replica Buckhorn Saloon, a jail cell, blacksmith and a replica of the 1934 Ford V8 Deluxe-the famous Bonnie & Clyde getaway car. The rest of the afternoon & evening is free enjoy on the river walk. (B, SD) Day 7: Our adventure takes us east today, as we begin our journey home. Time to get off the motorcoach and enjoy nature in the Cypress Island/Lake Martin Swamp, near Lafayette. The tour is famous for its impressive scenic beauty and wildlife. Alligators, egrets, herons, bayous, ancient Cypress Trees and more wildlife. We will overnight in Lafayette, Louisiana. (B, D) Day 8: Our travel today takes us through New Orleans, Louisiana. We have to stop & tour this fascinating city, known for its food & music. Lunch is included today. We will overnight in Meridian, Mississippi. (B, L, SD) Day 9: We are headed home today with our cowboys hats, new boots & unforgettable memories of the Best of Texas! (B)
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PIONEER WOMAN MERCANTILE & ELVIS PRESLEY
August 1st – 5th (5 days/4 nights)
Day 1: Our adventure begin today as we travel through Tupelo, Mississippi and visit the Elvis Presley Center, which includes Elvis’s Birthplace, the Elvis Presley Museum and Memorial chapel and Elvis Presley Park. After the tour, we journey on to Lake Horn Mississippi to overnight. (SD) Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Tulsa, OK. Tonight we will visit the Will Rogers Birthplace—Iron Dog Ranch. This working Longhorn Cattle Ranch is a historical treat and you can explore the ranch house and grounds at leisure. A Cowboy Dinner is included. (B, D) Day 3: Enjoy the hotel’s breakfast before beginning today’s activities. We will visit the 3700 acre Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, often visited by US Presidents, dignitaries, Indians, movie stars, lawmen, and outlaws. You will find a museum with exhibits and art that tell the alluring story of the American West. You will also find an 1840’s Mountain Man Camp, the Woolaroc Animal Barn, and a herd of buffalo roaming across the prairie with grasses blowing and prairie flowers blooming. Then we will visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile for shopping and dinner. Explore the cabinets, browse the abundant shelves, and peek in the drawers! Shopping at The Merc is a treasure hunt. There is also a Deli and a Bakery where you can enjoy comfort food classics to hand-crafted bakery items. Before leaving, enjoy dinner that consists of a 4-course meal—appetizers, salads, entrees, dessert, and beverage. All are made in The Mercantile and served family style. (B, D) Day 4: Enjoy the hotel’s breakfast before checking out. The highlight today is a stop @ Graceland. It’s All about ELVIS! Your tour includes the Graceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour, Elvis’ Two Custom Airplanes, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum and Elvis Discovery Exhibits, Presley Motors Car Museum, Full Access to State-of-the-Art Visitors Entertainment Complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Tonight, accommodations are in Mississippi. (B, D) Day 5: Today we return to home. (B)
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Maine Coastal Adventure with Acadia National Park, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Lake George, New York & Gettysburg National Battlefield
September 10th – 18th, 2020
Day 1: We will enjoy a relaxing morning as we drive across North Carolina and into Virginia with a stop in Roanoke @ Virginia Museum of Transportation. After a self-guided tour of the museum, we continue on across West Virginia & Maryland to overnight in Chambersburg, PA. (D) Day 2: After breakfast, we journey on through New England & stop for a photo at Maine’s southernmost lighthouse – the Nubble Light near York Beach. From Nubble Light you will also spot the infamous Boon Island Lighthouse, located just off-shore. When we arrive @ our hotel in Ogunquit, you will meet the Maine Lobsterette at a welcome reception. Tonight you can wear your souvenir Maine lobster hat @ the authentic downeast lobster bake dinner. Then you’ll feast on your choice of Maine boiled lobster or barbecued chicken, plus chowder, cultivated mussels, corn on the cob, Maine potatoes and blueberry crumb cake. Sing-along entertainment is included. (B, Lobster Bake Dinner) Day 3: We continue on our journey & meet our local guide in Kennebunkport for a guided tour of this former shipbuilding town. View the sandy beaches, rocky coastline, Dock Square, the ornate “Wedding Cake House,” former President Bush’s summer estate and the seaside Franciscan Monastery. Next, we make our way to Portland, Maine’s largest city by the sea where we meet our local guide for a narrated tour of Portland. You’ll see views of Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as we drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. The tour includes a stop at Portland Head Lighthouse. This historic landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America, set in Fort Williams Park. A drive by Bug Light gives you a view of this lighthouse with the city of Portland as a back drop. You’ll have time for shopping along cobblestone streets and lunch on your own in Portland’s historic waterfront district, the Old Port Exchange. Portland is a small city that mixes urban sophistication with home-town friendliness. The Old Port area has been restored to 19th century splendor, with cobbled streets and beautiful Victorian brick buildings housing an eclectic mix of restaurants, microbreweries, art galleries, and specialty shops. Here you can enjoy views of Casco Bay while enjoying a quick lunch, or browse through the quaint shops selling crafts, antiques, and Maine-made products. We continue traveling along the coast to Boothbay Harbor where we’ll check into the Boothbay Harbor Inn for a one–night stay. The hotel is located on “the quiet side” of Boothbay, just a short stroll from downtown across a charming footbridge beside the hotel. You can enjoy the rest of your day exploring this picturesque waterfront town which has retained the atmosphere of an old New England village featuring many casual restaurants along the waterfront, along with harbor front activities, a footbridge, unique shops with handcrafted goods and many art galleries. Dinner is on your own this evening. (B) Day 4: After breakfast, we check out of the hotel & go for a scenic Boothbay Harbor Cruise. You’ll pass by beautiful vacation homes, lighthouses, small islands and see the seals on the ledges on this fully narrated, two-hour cruise with both open and enclosed decks. We continue & make our way up the coast with a stop in Camden Village, where the mountains meet the sea, to have lunch on your own. Several local restaurants are within walking distance as well as galleries and boutiques for those wanting to shop. Then it’s off to Mount Dessert Island and home of Bar Harbor where you’ll check in to your hotel for a two–night stay. This Inn, overlooking Frenchman’s Bay, has won the Wine Spectators Award for excellence and features free nightly piano entertainment in their luxurious lobby bar and upscale accommodations. You’ll have time to explore downtown this evening for those looking to stretch their legs, looking for a beautiful spot to see the sunset or just relax along the water. (B, Lobster Choice Dinner) Day 5: Enjoy your included breakfast this morning before enjoying the day in Bar Harbor. This morning we’ll meet our local guide for a tour of Acadia National Park. See the beauty that has attracted folks to this area for years. Keep your camera handy for photo stops atop Cadillac Mountain, at Thunder Hole and Sandy Beach. Bar Harbor has been celebrated for its breathtaking beauty ever since the island was discovered in 1604 by Samuel de Champlain, who named it “Isle de Monts Desert” (Mt. Desert Island) for its bare, desert-like mountaintops. You’ll see tremendous coastline views that have attracted the elite to this area for years and hear stories of the Victorian “rusticators”, more recent visitors and famous residents. Highlights of this tour include the stunning Loop Road, the summit of Cadillac mountain, the crashing waves at thunder Hole and quiet beauty of the inland park scenery and Jordan pond. Enjoy free time and lunch on your own in Bar Harbor to explore the shops, boutiques and numerous restaurants that are centrally located along the waterfront along with parks and a shoreline walking trail. Tonight, after dinner, you will be treated to unique Maine entertainment at the Great Maine Lumberjack Show. See ‘the Olympics of the Forest” re-enacted as the lumberjacks and loggers used to compete 100 years ago. You will hear the big crosscut saws singing in the forest, just as you would have heard in a logging camp competition in the Maine woods…and you will watch the thrilling lumberjack sports of wood chopping and sawing, tree climbing, ax throwing, and everyone’s favorite…log rolling…all exhibited with a modern twist, mixed with history, comedy, and lots of non-stop, razor-sharp action. (B, D) Day 6: Our travels today take us to the state capital, Augusta where you will tour the oldest surviving wooden fort in the United States. This afternoon, our adventure takes us through the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire to enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the way to Montpelier, Vermont to overnight. (B, D) Day 7: The morning in Montpelier, we visit Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouseto take a tour, visit the farm gift shop and sugar house & have a sugar house tasting of tasting of all four grades of 100% pure maple syrup. Take a walk through the woods to see the whimsical carved folklife character carved by Burr Morse see the traditional sap buckets hanging on the trees. Be sure to visit the farm critters. Next, it’s a stop at Vermont’s largest producer of apple cider. You’ll get to watch as the cider is made and enjoy a free sample. This afternoon, we adventure on to Lake George, NY for a boat cruise in Adirondack waters, with spectacular view of the Adirondack Mountains. Our accommodations for tonight are near Albany, NY. (B, D) Day 8: Today, we travel on to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to stop @ Gettysburg National Park to tour the National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, see the Film & Cyclorama & then tour the Battlefield with our licensed battlefield guide to have an informative, engaging and historically accurate perspective of the battle, the people, monuments and landmarks. Late afternoon, we drive on to Hagerstown, Pennsylvania to overnight. (B, D) Day 9: After breakfast, we continue back to Greenwood with memories of our New England States adventures!
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MUSIC & RAILS OF WEST VIRGINIA
October 5th – 7th
Day 1: Our excitement builds today as we travel through North Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia enjoying the scenery, hoping to see some fall foliage. We will arrive in Elkins West Virginia, our home for 2 nights. You will enjoy dinner tonight in a Timber Baron’s Mansion, an elegant home built in 1890’s at the height of the timber area. (D) Day 2: This morning, you will board the Cheat Mountain Salamander’s climate controlled passenger cars for a 2 ½ hour ride through the wild, high-mountain wilderness of West Virginia. A photo stop is made at the High Falls of the Cheat River, 18 feet tall and 150 feet across this beautiful location. After High Falls, your train follows the tumbling Cheat through 21 miles of scenic wilderness. This is unspoiled and uninhabited forest, with gorgeous tree topped mountain vistas, where hardwoods and evergreen grow to the edge of boulder strewn white water rivers. This one-way train ride ends at remote Cheat Bridge, where our coach is waiting to transport you the eastern side of Cheat Mountain and the town of Durbin. On arrival here, you will enjoy a plated lunch at The Station Two Restaurant. After lunch, you will also have time to shop for souvenirs at the Rail to Trail Store before your next train ride. This afternoon, the coal fired Durbin Rocket is bellowing smoke and anxious to start another exciting mountain rail expedition. Built in 1910 this steam locomotive pulls an authentic, 1920s-era coach car and vintage wooden cabooses along the free-flowing Greenbrier River. This 10 ½ mile scenic ride runs through the Monongahela National Forest. Our evening entertainment begins with a meal at Elkins’ Newest Theater: The Gandy Dance. In a beautiful new dining room, you will enjoy a meal, followed by the Mountain Memories Show Band and a musical variety show filled with high energy family-friendly comedy and music. (B, L, D) Day 3: After breakfast, we begin our journey home with unforgettable memories of West Virginia’s beautiful mountains and train adventures!
(Cost includes: Roundtrip Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 2 Night Accommodations, Two Train Rides (The Cheat Mountain Salamander & Durbin Rocket), The High Falls of the Cheat River, The Elkins Rail Yard, 5 Meals (2 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners) & Luggage Handling)
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CELEBRATORS CONFERENCE IN PIGEON FORGE
October 19th-22nd (4 days/3 nights)
Day 1: Join us as we travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with a lunch (included) stop on the way. Tonight’s worship service is led by Charles Billingsley, message delivered by Dr. David Jeremiah, and followed by comedian Mark Lowry (L) Day 2: Today, breakfast is at the hotel. The morning worship is led by Charles Billingsley, message delivered by Dr. David Jeremiah, followed by a morning concert (TBA). Lunch will be included. The evening concert features LuLu Roman. (B, L) Day 3: Today breakfast is at the hotel. Charles Billingsley will lead the morning worship; Dr. David Jeremiah will present the morning message, followed by a morning concert with David Phelps. Lunch is included. The worship service this evening is The Gaither Vocal Band. (B,L) Day 4: After breakfast and a morning worship led by Charles Billingsley, and message by Phil Waldrep, we will begin our journey home, inspired by the messages & music we have heard this week. (B)
Cost includes: Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 3 Night Accommodations, 3 Breakfast @ Hotel, 3 Lunches, Conference & Services of Adventure Travels Escort
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If you register after July 24th, per Phil Waldrep Ministries Policy, add $20 per person to the cost.
The Celebrators Conference also has their own Disclaimer & Refund Policy.
THE GREENBRIER RESORT
November 15th – 17th (3 days/2 nights)
Day 1: Join us as we begin our relaxing adventure through the Shenandoah Valley to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. We will spend two nights being pampered at The Greenbrier Resort, America’s Resort since 1778. (The Resort will be decorated for the Christmas Holidays.) Dinner (chosen from a four-course custom menu) is included tonight, accompanied by live music. (D) Day 2: Today starts with the breakfast buffet. A special treat today is for you when you step inside America’s Secret Agent-Era Past. Exposed in 1992 by the Washington Post, the Bunker at The Greenbrier was one of America’s most closely guarded Cold War secrets. The vast underground relocation center for the U.S. Congress was in readiness from 1962-1992. Step through the 18-ton blast door to learn its secrets and how it was kept hidden for more than 30 years. The other activities included today are: on ground property transportation, grounds tour or a slide show presentation, use of the swimming pool(s) and movie theatre, a Greenbrier Resort history tour, culinary demonstrations, $20 free slot play in the casino, access to the Casio Club which includes a complimentary nightly champagne toast and the tradition of afternoon tea. This evening, you will enjoy a four–course dinner. (B, D) Day 3: Today we leave the elegance of The Greenbrier after a buffet breakfast to return to Greenwood. (B)
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NEW YORK CITY @ Christmas 2020
December 2nd – 6th (4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners)
Day 1: Come & join us during this most festive & beautiful time of the year in New York City. A wonderful time to visit the city beautifully decorated with fabulous Christmas window displays, dazzling lights & be a part of this special season. Our accommodations for tonight will be in Chambersburg, PA. (D) Day 2: Today, we arrive in New York City & meet our step on guide for a tour of this amazing city all decked out for the holidays. This afternoon you will see Times Square, Lincoln Center, Central Park, United Nations, Fifth Ave, Times Square, Wall Street,
Rockefeller Center & more! Dinner will be in Little Italy with a little time to shop. Our accommodations for the next two nights will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey. (B, D) Day 3: You will enjoy a Broadway Show. You will have some time around Rockefeller Center to shop, see the beautiful tree (65 ft. high & miles of lights) & Rockerfeller Ice Skating Rink. Afterwards, you have reserved seats @ the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world famous Rockettes! (B, D) Day 4: This morning, we travel over to see the magnificent view from the Top of the Rock @ Rockefeller Plaza, 70 stories & with unlimited views of the city. We will stop @ the 911 Memorial & have admission tickets to the 911 Museum. After the museum, lunch will be on your own before we say goodbye to this amazing city, excited about all we have seen & experienced in New York City. We travel south to overnight in Chambersburg, PA. (B, D) Day 5: We arrive home this afternoon, full of the Christmas spirit. (B)
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Payment Schedule: Deposit: $100, April 20th $100, May 20th $150, June 24th: $150, July 24th: $150, August 22nd: $100, September 20th: $100, October 24th: Balance Due
Cost includes: Roundtrip Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 4 Night Accommodations, Services of Step-On Guide, 4 Breakfast & 4 Dinners, Broadway Show – 911 Museum – Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes – Top of the Rock, Services of Adventure Travels
KENTUCKY DERBY 2021
April 29 – May 2, 2021 (4 days/3 nights)
Day 1: Today we travel to Louisville, KY. The included dinner tonight will be at the Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville. Enjoy an evening on the patio with a Barbecue dinner and live Country Music. There will be dancing, distillery tours, and a bourbon tasting opportunity. (D) Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting out for a fun filled day of activities. The Louisville Slugger Museum: You don’t have to be a baseball fan to love this museum and factory. It is iconic, linked to legends, and one of Louisville’s best known tourist attractions. This tour is fascinating with interactive exhibits that are fun. Claudia Sanders Dinner House: Lunch today will be in the banquet room. The restaurant is a replica of the elegant, old home opened by Colonel Sanders of KFC fame, in 1959. Kentucky Fried Chicken grew into a world-wide organization from this very building. Undulata Farms: This is a Saddlebred Horse Farm, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This is where Civil War veteran Harry Weissinger and his sons once bred the great stallion, American Bom. This is a private residence and horse training farm. You will tour the first two floors of the family home, the horse training facility, and actually see training in progress. Derby Hat Boutique: Visit the Boutique where you can buy hats and accessories for both men and women. Having just the right hat and accessories is a very important part of the Derby Experience; you have to dress for the Win, the Place, and the Show. Bourbon & Chocolate Box: When we return to the hotel this afternoon to rest before tonight’s “Off to the Races Dinner Party”, you will find gift boxes with a miniature bottle of Evan Williams Bourbon and Chocolate Candy are waiting for you. “Off to the Races” Dinner Party: This evening’s dinner is a feature event at a local banquet hall. The meal is a special plated “Taste of Kentucky” menu with Derby Pie for dessert. The Derby Museum’s Master of Ceremonies takes over during dinner with racing fun. Three pre-recorded horse races will be projected on the big screen. Everyone will have a race program and a stack of play money with which to wager at the row of Betting Windows in the back of the room. Consider this a warm up for the big race tomorrow. (B, L, D) Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for today’s events. Derby Day Riverboat Races: Once on board the riverboat, there is complimentary tea and coffee, and a cash bar. Experts will provide a few insider tips on the Derby Race. They will talk about the horses, how they run, the trainers, and much more. There will also be a seminar on how to place a real bet. The 147th Kentucky Derby—Upper Level Seats: This is the highlight of the trip. We will be at The Derby all day, crowd watching, and maybe placing a bet. This is one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated sporting events,”The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” and we will be on hand to experience it all. (B)
Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel, with hat boxes and luggage loaded, we will depart for Greenwood, another event checked off the Bucket List! (B)
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MARCH 6 -13, 2020
8 DAY TOUR FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM
Building fellowship and community among fellow travelers is just one of the ways to connect spiritually on this Biblical tour of Israel. Experience the power of the Scriptures as they come to life with memorable visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. Enjoy time to meditate by the Garden Tomb and take the opportunity tobe baptized in the Jordan River (on select departures).
Jerusalem is dense with holy sites, tied to both the Old and the New Testament: King David’s Tomb, the Garden of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Take in all of them and also learn more about Israel’s archaeological past at the Israel Museum and more recent past at the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. This journey will lead you in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn and hear stories about His ministry, miracles and life.
Buffet breakfasts daily
TEL AVIV - Tai Hotel (ST)
TIBERIAS - Leonardo Hotel Tiberias (ST ) JERUSALEM - Rimonim Shalom Hotel Jerusalem (ST)
"Hotels are subject to change
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel, then this evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (Dinner)
DAY 2 TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MUHRAQA–MEGIDDO–TIBERIAS
Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman THEATER, the aqueduct, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF MEGIDDO, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.
Today’s Distance: 117 mi / 188 km
DAY 3 TIBERIAS. EXCURSION TO KIBBUTZ GINOSAR, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, TABGHA & CAESAREA–PHILIPPI
Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM, followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. Travel north to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi / 50 km
DAY 4 TIBERIAS–CANA–NAZARETH–YARDENIT–JERUSALEM
This morning, stop in CANA, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the YARDENIT BAPTISMAL SITE (departures May 8 to September 11 include Baptism ceremony), then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.
Today’s Distance: 144 mi / 231 km
DAY 5 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO BETHLEHEM
Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Walk through the JEWISH QUARTER, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, situated on the site where Jesus was born.
Today’s Distance: 10 mi / 16 km
DAY 6 JERUSALEM
Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTER, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center”.
DAY 7 JERUSALEM. OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO QUMRAN, MASADA & THE DEAD SEA
Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem. (Breakfast)
DAY 8 JERUSALEM
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.) (Breakfast)
PRICING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Per person air inclusive total based on double occupancy: $3,488.00
Single rate: $4,098.00
Price includes: land tour, airfare & taxes from (GSP)*, roundtrip hotel transfers, sightseeing, hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary, and the services of a professional tour director.
Optional Pre-paid gratuities: $76.00
*Airfare from GSP included in your total package price.
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Travel Protection is available for an additional $199 – $249 per person.
(Must be purchased at the same time of initial deposit)
This plan offers comprehensive protection for your vacation. In addition to excellent trip coverage and cancellation protection, the plan includes a Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit that allows for cancellations up to 24 hours prior to departure (or prior business day, whichever is farther out) for any reason. In the event cancellation is for a non-covered reason under Travel Protection the cancellation penalty retained by Globus, minus the Travel Protection payment, will be reimbursed under the Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit in the form of Travel Certificates valid for travel within two years from the original cancelled vacation start date. This
Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit does not cover Instant Purchase Air or independently purchased air.
*Travel Protection rate is based on the land cost of the tour. Rate may vary with additional land services i.e. single supplements and cabin upgrades.
Cancellations and Cancellation Fees (If cancellation is received by Cosmos)
119 – 65 days prior to departure: $250 per person cancelled (prior to this date all land payments are refundable)
64 – 22 days prior to departure: 20% of total price
21 – 8 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
7 -1 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
On departure day and later: 100% of total price
Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including accommodations, independently supplied services and optional excursions, reserved prior to, during and after the tour.
PLEASE NOTE: On trip and emergency contact information is due per person by Final Payment (1/1/2020) Passenger documents are sent 2-3 weeks prior to departure. Travel documents will not be sent until on trip
and emergency contacts are provided for each passenger. Please contact your group leader with your emergency contact information.
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Tour code: 5340 00306A
Deposit Due: $250 per person land only/$550 per person air-inclusive
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Heart of Wales & England
April 18- 25, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights / 11 Meals
Depart US for London overnight
April 17th – tour begins April 18th
$3,439 LAND & AIR per person
based on double occupancy
Single Room Supplement $560
Optional Travel Protection Insurance $239
Air departure tax, fuel & surcharges are subject to change until entire group is confirmed and ticketed.
• Caernarfon Castle
• Cardiff Castle
• Roman Baths
• St Pauls Cathedral, London
• Shakespeare’s Birthplace
• Snowdonia Train Ride
• Tower of London
This Fully Inclusive Guided Vacation Features
• 7 nights in hotels listed
• 7 daily hot breakfasts (B)
• 4 dinners (D) including a lively Welsh Banquet in Cardiff Castle on most departures.
• Admire the beauty of Snowdonia National Park as a narrow-gauge train takes you through the heart of the region.
• Gain insights into the histories of Conwy, Oxford, and Windsor as a guide recounts facts and local lore on walking tours of these towns.
All CIE Tours Guided Vacations Include:
• Sightseeing by luxury coach
• Professional tour director
• All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
• Welcome get-together drink with your group
• Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
• Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
Hotels – 7 Nights:
Doubletree by Hilton London West End I London (2)
Park Hotel I Cardiff (1)
Celtic Royal Hotel I Caernarfon (2)
Mercure Shakespeare Hotel I Stratford-upon-Avon (1) Macdonald Windsor Hotel I Windsor (1)
NOTE: The features, itinerary and hotels shown for this tour are based on 2019 departures, and may be subject to change for 2020 departures.
Day 1: London Arrival & St Paul’s Cathedral
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see the city’s famous landmarks. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral to tour the awe-inspiring interior. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at your hotel.
Day 2: Independent Touring in London
Explore London at your own pace on an independent Hop-On, HopOff bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and more. With your included vouchers, visit either Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana, or the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in their distinctive Tudor uniforms. (B)
Day 3: Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Head to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and, in the visitor center, learn about how they were built over
4,500 years ago. Visit the Roman Baths, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Travel into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle, then enjoy a fun Welsh banquet with entertainment. (B, D)
Day 4: Train Ride & Welsh Scenery
Enjoy a panoramic drive around Cardiff to view its principal features. Continue through the Brecon Beacons National Park and through rural Wales with its picturesque countryside. Take in the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. A narrow-gauge train ride will take you
through the heart of the region to admire mountain scenery. Head to your hotel in Caernarfon where you might choose to take a gentle walk through the ancient streets after dinner (B, D)
Day 5: Wales & Snowdonia
Visit the National Slate Museum, which highlights the region’s former slate industry at its height in Victorian times. Pause for photos of
Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stroll in the quaint
village of Betws-y-Coed. Stop in Conwy and take a walk through the narrow medieval streets to see the smallest house in Britain. Tour the walls and battlements of 13th-century Caernarfon Castle (B, D)
Day 6: Llangollen & Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon
Head to the charming village of Llangollen and take a look around this typical Welsh settlement with many quaint tearooms and shops. Then head across the English border to enjoy the picturesque
town of Bridgnorth, with attractive black and white houses. Take
a panoramic tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s
birthplace, with an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born (B, D)
Day 7: Cotswolds & Windsor Castle
Take in the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, renowned for its pretty
cottages and colorful gardens. Stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages in the region. Take a walking tour through Oxford to learn about the famous colleges and enjoy lunch on your own. Tour Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences, to see the
State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Then take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town of Windsor with a local guide. Spend your evening independently. (B)
Day 8: Tour Ends in Windsor
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
NOTE: The features, itinerary and hotels shown for this tour are based on 2019 departures, and may be subject to change for 2020 departures
For reservations, please print and complete the form below and include your non-refundable deposit of $250 per person
Optional Trip Protection Insurance is additional at $239 per person and is also due at the time of deposit.
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