Below is our 2019 calendar based on the questioners we received from you. We may tweak this as things come up during the year… Thank you for all your great input! If you want to be the first to get a full flyer, or more information on any of these tours, please don’t hesitate to call us… Note – the number behind the tour description is how many responses we received on that particular trip. (503) 585-3979 or (800) 333-0774
San Diego – January 11th -15th With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Enjoy the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine… Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer! 53 Click here to see more information on this tour.
Orlando & Miami’s South Beach – February 8th – 14th… Orlando while its themed attractions may steal the limelight, with a vibrant city center and a climate that averages 75°, there is a surprising number of things to experience here. Epcot… exposes you to vision of world culture and technological discoveries. Kennedy Space Center… our ongoing space journey… get access to historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities. South Beach… has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Everglades National Park… The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. 63 Click here to see more information on this tour.
Ashland – March 20th – 22nd – Spring time in Ashland, the air is warmer, the days longer, the sunsets brighter, and the hills greener. This is our favorite time to visit our southern neighbors; the crowds of summer have not yet arrived, it’s lovely to sit outside, day or evening, and the entertainment is wonderful, as always! 58 Click here for more information on this tour
Fly Away Mystery – March 21st – 26th – Some of you asked if we could do another Mystery Tour… you know I love a good mystery trip… I have some fun ideas for this one! Click here for more information on this tour
Sedona & Moab – April 8th – 13th- Welcome to Sedona Arizona, called the “Red Rock Country”… whether you’re into history, arts and culture or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine pursuing your interests with a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. Escape the chaos of life, kick back and relax in Sedona. Next, on to Moab… Its unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. 76 Click here to see more information on this tour
Tri Cities & the Snake River – April 23rd – 26th – Tri-Cities – Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in Southeastern Washington. Each city borders at least one other city or one of the area’s rivers. Learn about the Hanford Site, part of the government’s top-secret Manhattan Project during the 40’s. Cruise on the Columbia and Snake River through North America’s deepest gorge. Learn about gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity at the LIGO lab… get your “geek on” on this fun adventure! 89 Click here to see more information on this tour
Lake Quinault – May 19th – 22nd – The Olympic National Forest is part of an emerald paradise. The Forest is located on the Olympic Peninsula, in the northwest corner of Washington State. The Olympic Peninsula is a unique geographic province consisting of five major landscape settings: temperate rain forest, rugged mountain terrain, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers, and saltwater beaches. Its raw beauty is breathtaking! Lake Quinault is located on the Southwest end of the Olympic National Park. The towering trees and lush green forest of the Quinault Valley is known as the best place to see the Rainforest. 65 Click here to see more information on this tour
Philadelphia & Gettysburg – May 26th – 31st – brimming with history… home to America’s most sacred historic sites that stand side-by-side with the hustle and bustle of a 21st-century city. Stroll cobblestone streets and take in the architecture of the centuries-old homes, churches, and landmarks that make Philly’s neighborhoods so picturesque. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious invasion. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. 74 Click here to see more information on this tour
NE Oregon & Beyond – June 9th – 15th – Breathtaking beauty and diversity… An area steeped in history stretching from the foot of the Blue Mountains to the heights of the Wallowa’s to the feet of “The Guardian of the Valley”. Experience a jet-boat excursion on the Snake River, tour a nationally acclaimed Foundry – Valley Bronze, breathe in the mountain air as we ride the Wallowa Lake Tramway and so much more on this great adventure! 78 Click here to see more information on this tour
St Helens & Mt Rainier – June 22nd – 24th… the highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,411 feet. The “mountain” is surrounded by old growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows…. It is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, which makes it the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48. Mt St Helen’s… on May 18th, 1980 the eruption of Mount St. Helen’s disrupted the lives of thousands and changed more than 200 square miles of rich forest into a grey, lifeless landscape. Now, more than thirty years later, the land around the mountain is slowly healing. Nature may be covering the scars of the 1980 eruption, but many people will never forget what happened that spring day. 69 Click here to see more information on this tour
Mackinac Island The State of Michigan – July 8th – 14th – blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, miles and miles of cherry orchards, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, and more than 100 lighthouses. Mackinac Island is a truly “all natural” theme park of America. Its real Victorian image is preserved as you step back in time to a place where transportation is limited to horse and buggy, bicycle, or foot. It has managed to escape the changes of time. 106 Click here to see more information on this tour
Montreal & Quebec City – July 15th – 21st – Montreal, c’est si bon! This French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. Riding around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavors. Québec City… It happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. There’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares. 97 Click here for more information on this tour
Alaska – July 31st to August 7th – Traveling in Alaska is like traveling to no other place on Earth. There are 586,000 square miles here, and almost that many possibilities. You will be delighted when you spot a grizzly bear with a cub or two in tow, or that instant when the silence of a misty fjord is shattered by a pod of giant humpback whales. Float by crystal glaciers, toward the midnight sun, remember: This is Alaska. This is real. This is the adventure of a lifetime. 113 Click here to see more information on this tour
Redwood Forest – August 18th – 22nd – Journey with us to a place declared to be America’s most scenic country and home to the world’s tallest trees! Everything you’ve heard is true. Getting there is half the fun… now start packing! 59 Click here to see more information on this tour
September – San Francisco up our coastline by Motor Coach We are still working on this itinerary! 57
The Art of Italy – Sept. 20th – Oct. 4th – Home to some of the most famous structures in the world, including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more! Join us as we explore these World Heritage Sites from the perspective of art and architecture. A two-week celebration of the masters of Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and so many others. 93 Click here to see more information on this tour
October – South Dakota – Come explore a place steeped in history… filled with sky-piercing granite peaks, America’s most famous mountain, Mount Rushmore, and the mountain sized Crazy Horse Memorial… and the eerie landscapes of the Badlands, with unparalleled scenic beauty. 65
October – Maine We are still working on this itinerary! 109
November – DC – A powerful place! Washington DC grew up along the banks of the Potomac River, in a central location chosen by George Washington, to satisfy Northern and Southern interests. Pierre Charles L’Enfant fashioned the capital city with grand boulevards and ceremonial spaces. Since that time DC has evolved into a fascinating, lively world! 98
December – Seattle’s Christmas Ships Enjoy a Small Cruise Ship, around Puget Sound and the Surrounding communities. Imagine spending time with brightly lit vessels of all shapes and sizes. Caroling with the Flotilla as they visit different communities, spreading good cheer, watching bon fire’s on the beach and joining the celebration of the Holidays. You’ll join up with the “Christmas Ship” The Seattle Christmas Ship has sailed local waters for over 70 years. A tradition since 1949! 96
December – Charlotte & Myrtle Beach We are still working on this itinerary! 59
We look forward to seeing you soon!