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Brunswick, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Hofwyl Plantation & Okefenokee Swamp  

April 7th – 9th    (2 nights/3 days – 5 meals) 

Call your friends & ask them to join us on this exciting getaway!  It’s time to get out & explore new places with adventures off the beaten path.  All aboard as we travel & see nature come alive!  Our wanderlust today takes us to the Golden Isles of Georgia.   This afternoon we will visit Jekyll Island and enjoy the Historic Trolley Tour as we listen to the stories of the 240-acre historic district where an exclusive gilded era island retreat was created for family and friends on this barrier island.  Since 1888, It was a winter home for the elite. The Vanderbilt’s, Morgan’s & Rockefeller’s were members of the Jekyll Island Club.   During the trolley tour, we will disembark  for a tour inside  two historic structures. Jekyll is a great place for photos with all the ornate architecture & beauty of nature.  Our tour ends @ the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.  This is Georgia’s only sea turtle education & rehabilitation facility.  You will learn about these fascinating creatures and enjoy the interactive exhibits.  A great educational experience!  There will be time to take a stroll on the beach, see the driftwood & seashells.  Afterwards, we will check into our hotel in Brunswick for a 2- night stay.  Dinner will be at a local restaurant. (D)  Day 2: After breakfast, our guide will join us & travel over to the Okefenokee Swamp.  During our journey, our guide will recount tales and history about the little towns along the way and the geological formation of the swamps.  This “Land of the Trembling Earth” has been home to Indians, trappers, traders, and outlaws, as well as unusual animals, flora and fauna, multitudes of birds, and of course alligators.  Today you will see a film about the Okefenokee, enjoy the wildlife sanctuary & experience a beautiful boat ride into the waterways of the swamp. A nice picnic lunch will be provided today. Later this afternoon, we travel over to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (State Historic Site) that represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast, that looks just like it did when it belonged to the family who owned the land 200 years ago.   See a film of the plantation’s history before walking over to the antebellum home for a guided tour of the home filled with family heirlooms and 18th and 19th century furniture.  Hear stories of life on the plantation & take a hike on the nature trail that runs along the edge of the marsh where rice grew.   Don’t miss the gift shop! Dinner will be @ a local restaurant.  (B ,L,  D)  Day 3: We will check out of the hotel after breakfast and depart to St. Simons Island as our guide narrates delightful stories from the Prehistoric Era on the barrier islands to the present day Resort Era.  We will tour the remains of Frederic village, where five different languages were spoken.  Fort Frederica brought friendship with the natives, who along with brave Scots settlers and the British “regulars”, defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Bloody Marsh.   Our tour continues with a stop @ historic Christ Church where you will hear about a “Beloved Invader” and the Church’s reconstruction during the Timber Era.  We top off our visit with a stop in the St Simons Pier Village, site of the beautiful St Simons Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage.  You will have some time to stroll through the charming shops and have lunch before we begin our journey home, so glad we came on this trip and remembering the great time and all we learned about the Golden Isles. (B) 

Cost Includes:  Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 2 Night Accommodations – 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner – Step-on Guide @ Jekyll Island – Historic Trolly Tour – Georgia Sea Turtle Center – Okefenokee Swamp Guided Tour – Step-on Guide Traveling to Okefenokee Swamp – Tour Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation (represents the history & culture of Georgia’s Rice Coast) with Guide – Guided Tour of St. Simons (See St. Simons Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage) – Baggage Assistance – Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$555$505$490$685 

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HISTORIC BEAUFORT, SC  & LOW COUNTRY ISLANDS 

Gullah Heritage with “Echo’s from the Past”  (2nights, 3 days) 

May 12th – 14th 

Day 1: Our day begins as we escape to Beaufort on Port Royal Island to explore South Carolina’s Coastal Sea Islands.  There will be time to stroll & shop in this charming city with lunch on your own.  Our adventure this afternoon is an ecotour to explore the salt marsh created by the network of capillary creeks.  We will look for dolphins and other wildlife that live in this diverse ecosystem.  Our guide will share many interesting facts about the history of these waters. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant tonight. (D)  Day 2: Breakfast will be @ the hotel.  Our step-on  guide, in 19th  century dress, will  join us for an exciting day. We will visit the oldest church in town and hear the stories of the past residents.  Listen as the guide gives a historic overview of Beaufort’s historic district & see rows of spectacular & immaculately kept Antebellum homes. There will be a stop @ St. Helena Episcopal Church and graveyard dating from the 1700’s. Sit back & relax as we see the other sea islands of Beaufort County.  You will see plantations, Penn Center and where the Gullah/Geechie heritage still echoes through the live oaks.  Hear the stories and songs sung around the ruins of the island churches. Lunch is included @ the NEW SEA ISLAND CENTER in the heart of Frogmore Gullah Community on St. Helena Island.  During lunch, you will be entertained with a production that takes you back in time with 19th century music, dances, period dress, and diary accounts bringing to life the history of the low country.  Hear the Gullah songs sung by local performers and the plantation stories that shaped a people who lived on these islands during antebellum and civil war times. You can even participate in antebellum dance instruction.  Afterwards, we will depart for Hunting Island State Park to see the lighthouse, Nature Center and a walk on the beach. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant tonight.  What a fun day!  (B, L, D) Day: After breakfast we will check out of the hotel for a visit & tour of the Kazoo Museum and Gift Shop. This is the “only plastic Kazoo Factory” in the U.S.  The tour includes a short video presentation, kazoo demonstrations, a walk through the kazoo factory with explanations of how everything works and the opportunity to make your own kazoo to take home at the end of the tour.  There will be a stop @ the Sheldon Church Ruins. This was one of the first Greek-Revival structures built in the United States. As you walk around the Ruins, you can visualize the splendor of the pre-Revolutionary church. Afterwards, we travel back to Greenwood making music with our kazoos & remembering the beautiful islands on this relaxing trip!  

 Cost includes: Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 2 Night Accommodations –  2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners Guided Tour of Beaufort’s Historic District –  St. Helena Episcopal Church – New Sea Island Center with Lunch & Entertainment taking you back in time with 19th Century Music, Dances, Period Dress and History about the Gullah/Geechie Heritage  – Hunting State Park (walk on Beach, see Lighthouse & Nature Center – Kazoo Museum – Visit Sheldon Church Ruins – Baggage Assistance – Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director  

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$510$485$460$645 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF TEXAS 

June 6th – 14th (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 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 cowboy hats, new boots & unforgettable memories of the Best of Texas(B) 

(Cost includes: Modern Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation, 8 Night Accommodations, Meals (8 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners & 6 Snack Dinners), Admission to George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum in Dallas, 

Local Step-on Guides in every City, JFK Highlights Tour, Billy Bob’s, Magnolia Market, Cameron Park, LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg & Luckenback, San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio River Cruise, Texas Ranger Museum, Cypress Island/Lake Martin Swamp near Lafayette, LA, Tour in New Orleans, Luggage Handling & Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$1,545$1,400$1,325$2,045 

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DISCOVERING THE DAKOTAS & GREAT PLAINS 

July 1st – July 11th  (11 Days/10 Nights) 

Day 1:  What a great day to pack your bags, get on the motorcoach and begin our magnificent expedition to the Dakotas & Great Plains!   Sit back, relax and leave all the details to us as you get acquainted with your fellow travelers.  Our home tonight will be in Paducah, Kentucky.  (SD)  Day 2:  Today we travel to Springfield, Illinois.  Lunch will be @ Motorheads Route 66 Bar, Grill & Museum where you will see memorabilia & learn more about Route 66 that cruises through Springfield.  After lunch, we visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The library has an expansive collection of Lincoln materials, including an original copy of the Gettysburg Address & Lincoln’s family letters, along with items related to his assassination. You will see the Old State Capitol where Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States.  During dinner tonight, a Lincoln Presenter welcomes us to his hometown. (B, D) Day 3: There will be a stop in Dyersville, Iowa to visit the movie site where Field of Dreams was made in 1989. The story of an Iowa farmer who is inspired by a voice he couldn’t ignore to pursue a dream he could hardly believe. He built a baseball field in Iowa.  “Build it and he will come”.  Kevin Costner & James Earl Jones starred in the movie. Our home for tonight will be in Sioux, Iowa(B, D) Day 4:  Welcome to South Dakota.  As we travel across this great state, our first stop will be in Mitchell @ the World’s Only Corn Palace. See the uniquely designed corn murals.  The Corn Palace is redecorated each year with naturally colored corn, grains and grasses to make it “the agricultural show-place of the world”. Our next stop will be @ Wall just outside of the Badlands National Park.  There will be time for you to visit a popular tourist attraction, Wall Drug, which has a collection of cowboy themed stores, including a drug store gift shop, restaurant & other stores.  Afterwards, we will tour the Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway winding our way through the Badlands National Park, between ancient rock formations, cliffs and colorful spires with our local guide learning all about this amazing park.  Dinner will be @ the Wall Café.  Later, we check into our hotel in Rapid City for the next 3 nights.  Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (B, D) Day 5: This is an exciting day full of adventures.  Our knowledgeable, local guide will enlighten us with history of the great sites around us as we drive along rolling prairies, twisting mountains and travel to Mt. Rushmore National Park.   This iconic attraction featuring the larger than life faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln carved into the side of the mountain. Take a stroll on the broadwalk trail to get a closer view.  Afterwards, we drive for 30 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.  This 3-sided sculpture will be the largest in the world when completed. There is a 20 minute video about the carving.  This started as a way to pay homage to the legendary Lakota leader and our nations’ Native American heritage.  Visit the Native American Educational and Cultural Center. The gift shop has many native made items for sale.  After leaving Crazy Horse, we drive through the city of Custer, the oldest town in the Black Hills and down into Custer State Park, where we travel the 18 mile Wildlife Loop Road.    The park is famous for its bison and scenic drive.  You may also see antelope, deer & prairie dogs.  The park is named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.  Tonight, you will feel at home on the range with a cowboy dinner with entertainment. (B, D) Day 6:  Our friendly, local guide joins us to share the culture and history of the beautiful Black Hills as we drive to Sturgis, the town made famous by the motorcycle rally which is held the first week of August.  The guide will tell you about the town, the motorcycle rally and Ft. Meade. Our drive continues up to the town of Spearfish Canyon where we enter the scenic Spearfish Canyon with its limestone cliffs, waterfalls, evergreen, birch and aspen trees.  There will be a photo stop for pictures and viewing.  From Spearfish Canyon, we drive into the town of Lead to hear about the history and view the historic buildings and landmarks.  We will stop at the Homestake Mine Visitor Center to see the open cut mine.  This was the largest gold mine in the western hemisphere for 125 years before it closed.  The mine is 8,000 feet deep. After the visit, we drive to Deadwood, the gold town that is part of the last Gold Rush in the Continental USA in 1876. We can drive up to Mt. Moriah Cemetery where you may walk in to see the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.  You will have time to explore the downtown area and historic buildings, including the place where Wild Bill Hickok was shot.  Lunch will be on your on in Deadwood. There will be a reenactment of the shooting of Wild Bill this afternoon.  Afterward, we return to Rapid City to learn about the city and see the President Statues. A cowboy dinner with entertainment will be included tonight. (B, D) Day 7: Our adventures take us to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota. This afternoon, we stop @ the Visitors Center. Afterwards, we will tour the park, be in awe of the breathtaking North Dakota Badlands.  This afternoon, we will check into our hotel.  Dinner will be at a local restaurant.  Tonight, you will enjoy the high energy country and western music by the live Coal Diggers Band, a rotating, featured variety act in the middle of the show and a dramatic reenactment of Theodore Roosevelt’s famous charge during the battle of San Juan. It’s The Medora Musical, a live outside show, with a big patriotic finale fireworks.  A night to remember! (B, D)  Day 8:  As we travel across North Dakota today, we will stop @ the Dickinson Museum Center to see the fossil & mineral exhibits with displays of dinosaurs, including  Stegosaurus, Allossaurus, Triceratops & others.  Many of these bones and teeth were collected from the 4-state region of Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Imagine the giants that roamed this land! We will overnight in Watertown, SD(B, D)  Day 9: We travel south today with a stop in Sioux City, SD @ Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center.   It serves the tri-state areas of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota as an information center and a historical museum where both are housed aboard the dry-docked motor vessel, The M.V. Sergeant Floyd.  Next door is the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center where we will tour. This center focuses on present-day Sioux City’s part of the trial.  Murals and interactive exhibits help explain the events of the journey from late July to early September 1804. Then, we travel on to Independence, Missouri to spend the night. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (B, D) Day 10:  This morning, we will visit the Harry S. Truman Museum & Library. You will learn about the life of our 33rd president.  Our journey continues across Missouri.   We will overnight in Paducah, KY(B, SD) Day 11: Our final day together as we have traveled through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota & Missouri enjoying many great adventures! (B) 

Highlights of Tour:  Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 10 Night Accommodations – Meals (9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners, 4 Snack Dinners) – Local Guides – Springfield, Illinois – Motorheads Route 66 Museum – Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum – Springfield Old State Capitol – Dyersville, Iowa, Field of Dreams –  South Dakota – Mitchell Corn Palace – Badland National Park Crazy Horse – Mount Rushmore National Park – Crazy Horse – Sturgis – Lead – Spearfish Canyon – Deadwood –  North Dakota, Medora – Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Dickinson Museum Center (dinosaurs & fossils) – Sioux City, Iowa, Sergeant Floyd Museum – Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center  Independence, Missouri, Harry S. Truman Museum & Library – Luggage Assistance – Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director  

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$2,045$1,950$1,860$2,865

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ARK & CREATION MUSEUM – NORTHERN KENTUCKY CINCINNATI, OHIO TOUR  

August 1st – 4th (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 iFlorence, Kentucky in the late afternoon, our home for the next 3 nights. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (D)  Day 2:  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.  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.  Come join us as the museum brings the pages of the Bible to life as you walk through the exhibits! Visit the Special Effects Theater, Zipline (extra cost) & Botanical Gardens. (B, D)  Day 3: 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.  An amazing sight to behold!  This is also during  the 40 Days and Nights of the World’s Largest Christian Music Festival.  Your ticket also includes admission to hear Dr. Johnny Hunt, an evangelical Christian pastor & author speaking today.  There are also 2 concerts today.  Ivan Parker has received more than 20 awards & was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Recently he was nominated for the Visionary Award by the Christian music Hall of Fame for southern Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year. Legacy Five, a southern gospel quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members, Glen Payne and George Younce, will also be performing. We will be here all day. You will have plenty of time to see everything the Ark has to offer, including touring the life-size Noah’s ark with its three decks of exhibits, visiting the animals in Ararat Ridge Zoo, riding a camel or ziplining over the trees (extra fee) and  meeting Noah as you go back in time with the virual reality experience.  You will enjoy a buffet lunch @ the ARK.   (B, L) Day 4:  After breakfast, we will begin our journey home today, remembering all we have seen & experienced on this amazing tour! (B) 

Cost Includes:   Roundtrip Modern Motor Coach Transportation – 3 Night Accommodations – Luggage Handling –  Admission to ARK with 40 Days and Nights of Christian Music – Admission to Creation Museum –  Services of Step -On Guide for Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati, Ohio – 3 Breakfasts – 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners, Luggage Handling,  Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost Per Person age 60 & up: DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$550 $520$500$690
Cost Per Person, age 18 – 59: DoubleTripleQuadSingle
$565$535$505$700

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Maine Coastal Adventure with Acadia National Park, New Hampshire, Vermont, Lake George, New York & Gettysburg National Battlefield 

September 9th – 17th  (8 Nights/9 Days – 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners) 

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 travel 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 and 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 will travel 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. Also 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 will 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 to 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.  Look as we 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 we are off to Mount Desert 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 will 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 will 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 will 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:  This morning in Montpelier, we visit Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouse to take a tour, visit the farm gift shop and sugar house & have a sugar house 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, there is a stop at Vermont’s largest producer of apple cider, where you 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! 

Cost included:  Roundtrip Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 8 Night Accommodations – Admission Tickets – Virginia Museum of Transportation  – Maine- Nubble Light Lighthouse near York Beach, Boon Island Lighthouse,  Lobster Dinners, Local Step-on Guides, Tour Kennebunkport, Tour Portland,  Portland Head Lighthouse, Bug Light, Historic Waterfront, Port Exchange, Boothbay Harbor, Scenic Boothbay Harbor Cruise, Camden Village, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Great Maine Lumberjack Show, White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire – Vermont – Montpelier, Bragg Farm Sugarhouse – New York – Lake George Boat Cruise, Pennsylvania – Gettysburg Pennsylvania National Park, National Military Park Museum Cyclorama, Step-on Guide with Battlefield Tour, Luggage Handling, Taxes, Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle  
$1,860$1,740$1,650$2,415

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MUSIC & RAILS OF WEST VIRGINIA    

 October 4th – 6th    (2 nights/3 days) 

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, Mountain Memories Show Band @ the Gandy Theater, 5 Meals (2 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners) & Luggage Assistance & Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle 
$660$640$620$780

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

Discovering History & Exploring Gloucester, Salem, Lexington & Concord 

October 14th – 19th     (5 Nights/6 Days)  

Day 1:  Our adventure begins today as we board our motorcoach & travel through the Blue Ridge Mountains & beautiful Shenandoah Valley enjoying the fall foliage. There will be  several stops along the way.  We will overnight in Chambersburg, PA.  Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (D)  Day 2: Our excitement builds as we journey on to our destination for the next 3 nights. Our accommodations are @ the Courtyard by Marriot (Woburn/Boston, MA). You will enjoy dinner @ a local restaurant. (B, DDay 3:  After breakfast @ the hotel , we will meet our local guide and travel to Salem for a tour.  The city has glorious maritime history and splendid architecture.  We will ride down Essex, Federal and Chestnut streets to view some of the finest examples of 18th century architecture built by ship captains who amassed great wealth. You will hear about the House of Seven Gables where Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his famous novel of the same name.  Then we continue to Marblehead to see a spectacular view of the Boston skyline.  The House of Seven Gables is included in the tour today.  In 1668, Captain John Turner built a house that has become one of the most famous structures in American history.  This house inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his famous novel The House of Seven Gables. You can see the changes in the building from its beginning days to its mature days of grandeur and splendor.  There is a secret staircase and more.  The house is part of a compound set by the sea with period gardens, outdoor tables, gift shop, Nathaniel Hawthorn’s birthplace has been moved to the site with scenic views of the harbor and sailboat’s bobbing in the current.  Lunch is on your own today.   This afternoon, we will visit the SALEM WITCH MUSEUM.  “You are there.  Witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims, and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths.  When the witch hunt began no one was safe from being accused.  This presentation is based on actual trial documents.  With 13 stage sets, you enter the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt, one the most enduring true stories in American History.” After the tour we travel over to Gloucester, MA for an overview tour.  A lobster bake dinner is included this evening @ the Gloucester House Restaurant. “Lobster-bakes are served on the harbor side of the restaurant overlooking Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester Harbor and its fishing fleet. This is the perfect setting for a casual ‘dine in the rough’, New England Lobster Bake experience.  You will be entertained with colorful stories of local history and a demonstration of how to eat lobster!     Fresh air, the smell of lobsters cooking, a wonderful view, great food and friendly service make this a memorable occasion. After dinner, we return to the hotel for a restful night. (B, D)  Day 4:   After breakfast, our guide joins us for a Historic Boston Tour.  You will learn the different districts of the city including the Back Bay where you find so many beautiful brownstones, each with its own unique architectural design.  You will also see Beacon Hill and the gold domed state house, Boston Common, America’s first public park and the Public Garden.  You, of course can’t miss seeing the Old Statehouse, once headquarters for English governors and later the site where the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Boston.  Included are many other famous sites!  Then a visit to the Charlestown Navy Yard to see the USS CONSTITUTION OLD IRONSIDES.  The USS Constitution was launched in Boston on October 21st, 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.  Today, she is manned by an active duty U.S. Navy Crew.  You will have time to visit the CONSTITUTION VISITOR’S CENTER and the USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM, with over 3,000 historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and gift shop.  Self-guided tours are available on the USS CASSIN YOUNG a World War II Navy destroyer.  Lunch will be on your own and free time at Quincy Market.  You will feel the cobblestones beneath your feet, see roaming performers and be able to taste the wonderfully diverse ethnic foods available to you.  There are 100 shops, carts and artisans that offer treasures for you to take home!  This afternoon, a visit inside OLD NORTH CHURCH is included.  This is the site where sexton (a person who takes care of a church and rings the bells, etc.), Robert  Newman climbed the steeple to hang the two lanterns which were the signal to  Paul Revere.  It was the warning that the British were marching upon Lexington and Concord to seize the colonialist’s military stores there. This led to the “shot heard around the world” in Concord and started the American Revolution on that fateful night of April 18, 1775. The Church, built in 1723, is the oldest church in Boston and still in operation and has an active congregation.  Then, we will visit the JFK LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.  The museum at the Kennedy Library captures the powerful story of the Kennedy years, giving visitors of all ages an uplifting “firsthand” experience of President Kennedy’s life, leadership and legacy. Dinner is included tonight.  (B, D)  Day 5: After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart with our local guide for a tour of Lexington and Concord.  It was here in Lexington & Concord that the first shots of the Revolution were fired as the farmers took a stand against British oppression.  Our guide will take us to North Bridge where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired and to see the Minute Man statue Battle Road, Paul Revere Capture Site, Minute Man National Park and other stops are included.  After the tour, we say goodbye to our guide and begin our journey south. We will overnight in  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (B, D)  Day 6: As we travel home, our day will be filled with memories of the beautiful scenery, all the maritime history and beautiful architecture.  You will always remember the friends that shared these experiences.  We will arrive home in the late afternoon. 

Cost Includes:  Modern Motorcoach, 5 night accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners, services of local guide, Salem Tour, House of Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, Historic Boston Tour, Charlestown Navy Yard including Constitution, USS Cassin Young, Visitor’s Center and Museum, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, JFK Library and Museum, Lexington, Concord  & Gloucester Tour, round trip baggage handling  & services of Adventure Travels Tour Director. 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle 
$1,260$1,225$1,180$1,535 

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WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA  Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre 

Friday, November 12th – 13th  (1 night/2 days) 

Tour Highlights & Cost Includes:  Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 1 night accommodation, 1 breakfast – Bristol VA/TN ,Admission to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre presenting Christmas in the Mountains – Time to explore the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle 
$245$235$225$310 

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NEW YORK CITY @ Christmas  

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) 

 Cost includes: Roundtrip Modern Motorcoach Transportation, 4 Night Accommodations (2 across the river in New Jersey), 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 Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle 
$1,080$995$950$1,300

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve @ MYRTLE BEACH 

December 30th – January 1st, 2022    

Cost includes:  Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 2 Night Accommodations
2 Breakfasts – Dinner @ Original Benjamin’s – Carolina Opry – Alabama Theatre (matinee) 
New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration – Luggage Handling & Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director 

Cost per person:DoubleTripleQuadSingle 
$475N/AN/A$575 

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