2017 August Tours


 

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
August 4-6, 2017


3 Days / 2 Nights
5 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $639
Single $769


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 4, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #17034
 
 
 
Journey to the “Old South” in the Springtime! Visit gardens filled with colorful azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and jonquils. View century old antebellum homes and enjoy a horse drawn carriage tour along cobblestone streets. Enjoy lunch at Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons Restaurant. Experience the warmth and charm of the historic south on this tour as refreshing as a glass of sweet tea.
 

Day 1 - Travel to Pennsylvania/Mifflinburg Buggy Museum

What a perfect time for an outing in Central Pennsylvania. We’ll travel north to Lewisburg to meet our guide for a driving tour through historic Lewisburg, including Bucknell University, and the surrounding countryside. We’ll visit the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, Heiss Home, repository, carriage house and workshop. Continue to Williamsport and our host for a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn. This evening we enjoy our evening meal at Le Jeune Chef, the teaching restaurant at the Pennsylvania School of Technology, as we learn about the school’s culinary program. (D)

Day 2 - Covered Wagon Tour/Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon

We travel to Wellsboro and enjoy a driving tour of this historic area with time downtown for lunch before visiting the Canyon Overlook for great views of this natural wonder. Next we board covered wagons and ride into Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon traveling through the breathtaking rock formations of the canyon and exploring the upper gorge along Pine Creek. (The site is not able to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers on the wagon.) Returning to Williamsport enjoy a gourmet dinner at the Herdic House Restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3 - Millionaires Row/Riverboat Cruise/Little League Museum/Home

Today meet our costumed guide for a tour along historic Millionaires Row followed by a visit to the Rowley House, a masterpiece of Victorian architecture. We’ll marvel at the wonderful woodwork, stained glass windows, English Minton tiles, and historic furnishings. Next, enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard the Hiawatha paddlewheel riverboat on the Susquehanna River with a buffet lunch included. Later, we’ll make a stop at the Little League Museum providing a look back into this fun filled sport. Then board our coach for the return trip home. What a pleasant experience we have enjoyed here in Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon area. (B,L)
A short drive takes us to West Point for a guided tour of the United States Military Academy. Highlights include the Cadet Chapel and Trophy Point with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Enjoy the visitors' center and the museum containing military memorabilia and paintings. Afterwards we journey south to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This has been a truly beautiful and historical tour of a very special corner of America. (B)
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined
 
  • Attractions as outlined
  • Meals:
2 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
2 Dinners
 

 

Nova Scotia
Canada's Maritimes
August 11-19, 2017


9 Days / 8 Nights
13 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $3189
Single $4138
Includes Airfare


Deposit: $350.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 26, 2017
Your Deposit includes a non-refundable payment of $150.00 Cancellation Fee Waiver. This protects you in the event of cancellation or interruption of your tour. Exclusions apply. Call for details.
Tour #17017
 
 
This unforgettable vacation features Halifax, the Cabot Trail, and Prince Edward Island! A journey of a lifetime.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Halifax

Today we travel to Washington, DC, for our flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s oldest and most cultural diverse city. Join our tour manager for evening dining suggestions.

Day 2 -Halifax & The Citadel

Today explore this delightful seaside city with a local guide. Our scenic tour highlighting the Public Gardens, waterfront, and the famous Citadel.

Day 3 -Cape Breton Island

Today we’re off to beautiful Cape Breton Island, which was originally settled by the Loyalists from New York state. They were followed by Scottish immigrants, choosing this region because it reminded them of their homelands. Also included is a visit to Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck overlooking beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. (B,D)

Day 4 - Cabot Trail

Spectacular scenery is the highlight today as we travel along the Cabot Trail. Explore this famed road in Cape Breton Highlands National Park winding through charming communities and breathtaking scenery. Its only rival in beauty is the seaside French and Scottish settlements nestled below the mountains resembling the highlands of Scotland. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way as we experience the scenic nooks and crannies of this remarkable landscape. (B,BL)

Day 5 - Ferry to Prince Edward Island

We leave Nova Scotia and take the ferry to Prince Edward Island, home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the book Anne f Green Gables. Our two-night stay on Prince Edward Island allows ample time to explore this quaint part of Canada. Later enjoy a musical performance at the Confederation of the Arts. (B)

Day 6 - Charlottetown Touring

Today we’ll tour Charlottetown, the seat of Confederation and birthplace of Canada. Enjoy a visit to Anne of Green Gables home, one of the highlights of this tour. Our view of the island offers many other delightful opportunities including exploring marvelous beaches and woodlands. This evening savor the local cuisine with a tasty lobster supper. (B,D)

Day 7 - Confederation Bridge

This morning leave Prince Edward Island via the nine-mile-long Confederation Bridge. We take in breathtaking views as we drive along the Bay of Fundy, stopping at one of the province’s most popular and intriguing attractions, the Hopewell Rocks. Over the centuries the massive tides have carved these unique rock formations known as the “Pots” which provide incredible photo opportunities with their natural beauty. Later, we continue on to our home for this evening in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. (B)

Day 8 - Digby Ferry & Peggy's Cove

Today, we cross the Bay of Fundy by ferry to Digby, Nova Scotia, the “Scallop Capital of the world.” We make a stop in the small town of Terrence Bay to visit the Heritage Park dedicated to the S.S. Atlantic, the luxury steamship which ran aground here in 1873. Then visit the picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. This sleepy town is famous for its weathered granite rocks, beautiful ocean waters and its crowning feature, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy leisure time here in the world’s most photographed fishing village and a special farewell dinner before returning to Halifax for our final night. (B,D)

Day 9 - Travel Home

Leave this beautiful coastline region of Canada with memories to share with family and friends. We return to the airport for our return flight to Washington, DC. and our transfer back to our respective areas. We arrive home harboring pleasant memories of this special land.
Documents:
U. S. citizens must carry a valid passport for this tour
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Local transfer to/from airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • 13 Meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Narrated tour of Halifax including The Citadel National Historic Landmark
  • Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, featuring the largest collection of his inventions
  • Travel the scenic Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park
 
  • Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island and enjoy a narrated tour of Charlottetown
  • See a musical performance at the Confederation Center for the Arts
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables Home, one of the island's most popular attractions
  • Enjoy a succulent lobster dinner on Prince Edward Island
  • Travel the nine-mile-long Confederation Bridge across the Northumberland Strait
  • See the amazing Hopewell Rocks along the Bay of Fundy
  • Visit Peggy's Cove, one of the most photographed fishing villages in the world
 

 

Jonah & Peter Pan
Lancaster, PA
August 11-12, 2017


2 Days / 1 Night
3 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $339
Single $409


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 11, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #17011
 
 
Two great shows are opening in Lancaster this year. First, see Jonah on the great stage of the Millennium Theatre in Lancaster. Experience the mighty storm at sea that breaks apart an enormous ship and the giant whale that swallows God’s misguided prophet, Jonah. This powerful story direct from the pages of the Bible is a MUST SEE. Add to this the wonderful musical extravaganza, Peter Pan, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. It’s a treasure filled tour that we are sure to enjoy!
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Lancaster/Jonah

Join Shenandoah Tours as we travel by motorcoach to the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. Arriving mid afternoon we’ll attend the production of Jonah at Sight and Sound’s Millennium Theatre. Set sail on an extraordinary journey with one of the Bible’s most colorful prophets! Experience the mighty storm at sea that breaks apart a 40-foot-tall ship. Then be immersed in an underwater world, and witness the giant fish that swallows God’s misguided prophet. Jonah will have us laughing, crying and identifying with a man who rediscovers the unfathomable mercy of God. Dinner is included afterwards at a favorite Amish restaurant. Lodging awaits at the Country Inn of Lancaster. (D)

Day 2 - Dutch Apple Theatre-Peter Pan/Home

A perfect morning to spend in the “heart of Penn Dutch Country.” Mingle with the residents and absorb the flavor of this area during our visit to the local farmers’ markets. Afterwards, enjoy a special treat as we gather at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for lunch and a matinee performance of Peter Pan. This magical journey across the stars begins with Tinkerbell and a sprinkle of pixie dust. In this adventure Peter Pan and Tinkerbell come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce indian tribe, a band of pirates, and the villainous Captain Hook. Musical selections include the songs I’m Flying, I Won’t Grow Up, and Never Never Land. It’s the perfect show for the child in all of us. Following the show we board our coach for the trip home. (B,L)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined
 
  • Attractions as outlined
  • Meals:
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
 

 

Pacific Coast
Journey
August 12-20, 2017


9 Days / 8 Nights
13 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $3179
Single $4128


Deposit: $350.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 26, 2017
Your Deposit includes a non-refundable payment of $150.00 Cancellation Fee Waiver. This protects you in the event of cancellation or interruption of your tour. Exclusions apply. Call for details.
Tour #17018
 
 
Revel in the natural beauty of the Pacific Coast experiencing the wonders of the Columbia River Gorge, glorious mountains, magnificent redwood trees, lush vineyards and the exciting City by the Bay, San Francisco.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Portland

This morning we depart for Washington Dulles airport and our flight to Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses.” Enjoy a get acquainted dinner at the Rheinlander German Restaurant, a unique, festive dining experience complete with singing servers. Our host for two nights is the Monarch Hotel. (D)

Day 2 - Columbia River Gorge

This morning’s tour features the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, where sheer cliffs rise as high as 2,000 feet! First a stop at Crown Point offers spectacular gorge views from the Vista House, then we’ll see splendid Multnomah Falls and mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. This afternoon a guided tour of Portland includes Lloyd Center, the downtown area on the Willamette River, Old Town Historic District and famed International Rose Test Gardens. (B)

Day 3 - Explore the Oregon Coast

Today we begin our exploration of the magnificent Oregon Coast, viewing beaches, sheer cliffs, and pounding surf. We’ll pause to tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory before taking the breathtaking Three Capes Scenic Drive. Nearby we’ll see the 1873 Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tallest in the state. Oceanfront accommodations await us in Newport. (B,D)

Day 4 - Oregon Dunes Buggy Tour

Continuing our coastal adventure through Yachats, Florence, and Reedsburg, today’s sightseeing includes exploration of the fabulous 250-foot sand dunes at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by four-wheel-drive vehicles, a visit to the lovely botanical gardens of Shore Acres State Park, and a stop at a myrtlewood gift factory. This evening we overnight in the quaint town of Roseburg. (B)

Day 5 - Crater Lake National Park

Today features the natural wonders of Crater Lake National Park, where rain and snow filled the empty caldera of an ancient volcano with brilliant blue waters to a depth of 1,932 feet, creating the deepest lake in North America. We’ll follow the Western Rim Drive for unmatched panoramic views. This afternoon we head back to the coast at Coos Bay and a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 - Rogue River Jetboat Trip & Redwood National Park

Following the spectacular Oregon coastline we come to Gold Beach where we embark on a jetboat excursion along the Rogue River. We’ll follow a portion of the old mailboat route before our travels bring us to northern California, home of Redwood National Park. Continuing along the coastline through miles of giant forests, today’s destination is Eureka, where accommodations await. (B

Day 7 - Avenue of the Giants

Departing Eureka this morning, we drive along a portion of the “Avenue of the Giants,” through huge stands of magnificent redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This afternoon we motor through the rich fertile grape growing region of California where a stop has been scheduled for a tasting at a local Estate Winery. Accommodations for the next two nights await at a charming inn in Novato. (B,L)

Day 8 - San Francisco & Bay Cruise

We cross the Golden Gate Bridge, then spend the morning touring San Francisco, discovering the many sights for which the “City by the Bay” is renowned. Free time for browsing at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 this afternoon, before an invigorating cruise of San Francisco Bay. Our farewell dinner tonight is in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. (B,D)

Day 9 - Travel Home

We bid farewell to our fellow travelers with whom we share fond memories of our Pacific Coast Journey. We transfer to the San Francisco airport for our flight to Washington and our transfer home. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Local transfer to/from airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • 13 Meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Welcome dinner at The Rhinelander Restaurant, a festive dining experience with singing waiters
  • Columbia River Gorge including beautiful Multnomah Falls and the mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam
  • Guided tour of Portland including the Old Town Historic District and the International Rose Test Gardens
  • Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory
 
  • Explore the magnificent Oregon Coast including Three Capes Scenic Drive and Yaquina Head Lighthouse
  • Enjoy a four-wheel-drive dune buggy ride through Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  • Visit Crater Lake National Park and take the 35-mile-long Rim Drive
  • Rogue River Jetboat excursion following the route of the old mailboats (Subject to water levels)
  • See the gigantic redwoods and sequoias of Redwood National Park
  • Follow the Oregon coast, with some of the most dramatic scenery in the country
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in California’s rich wine-growing region
  • San Francisco touring including the Golden GateBridge, San Francisco Bay cruise and farewell dinner in Chinatown
 

 
 

New York's Finger Lakes
Canals, Castles & Cruises
August 14-17, 2017


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $869
Single $1109


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 14, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #17046
 
 
Welcome to New York’s Fabulous Finger Lakes, steeped in history and tradition. An abundance of scenic beauty and amazing attractions from pristine lakes to one of a kind museums await us. Highlights include Erie Canal Cruise, Sonnenburg Mansion and Gardens, Canandaigua Lake Cruise, Wine and Culinary Institute, and Corning Museum of Glass. Reserve your seat now!

Day 1 - Travel to Finger Lakes, New York

All aboard for our journey north to New York’s Finger Lakes! Enjoy a three-night stay in Penn Yan just minutes from scenic Lake Keuka.

Day 2 - Rochester/Erie Canal Cruise/Belhurst Castle

This morning travel to Rochester and visit the George Eastman Kodak Mansion. Afterwards, board the Colonial Belle for a cruise on the Erie Canal with a box lunch included. Free time to enjoy shops by the dock. Depart for historic Belhurst Castle overlooking Lake Seneca, a lovely attraction. Visit the wine shop before our included dinner at Edgars, located in the original mansion and rated the most romantic destination in the Finger Lakes. Stroll the beautiful grounds bordering the lake before we return to our inn for the evening. (B,BL,D)

Day 3 - Sonnenburg Mansion/Lake Cruise/Wine and Culinary Institute

This morning we visit the Women’s Rights Museum, home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, friend and compatriot of Susan B. Anthony. Then depart for Canandaigua, visit Sonnenburg Mansion and Gardens, summer home of one of New York’s wealthiest bankers during the turn of the century (1900's). A 90-minute paddle wheel lake cruise on Lake Canandaigua is scheduled this afternoon. Sit back and enjoy the amazing views, homes, and cottages that line the most populated of the Finger Lakes. Our evening includes wine tasting, cooking demonstration, and dinner at the New York Wine and Culinary Institute. Watch the chef create the dessert which will be enjoyed at the end of our dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 - Corning Glass Museum/Home

Enjoy a visit to Corning Glass Museum, home of Steuben Crystal Glass. More than 16,000 objects dating from 1500 BC are on display here. Afterwards it’s time to journey home bringing with us many fond memories of our time spent in New York’s Fabulous Finger Lakes. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours expert
  • Accident insurance
 
  • Overnight accommodations as outlined
  • Attractions as outlined
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 box lunch, 2 dinners
 

 
 

Summer in
Virginia Beach
August 21-23, 2017


3 Days / 2 Nights
2 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $429
Single $599


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 14, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #17046
 
 
Virginia Beach, here we come! Come along and catch a wave with Shenandoah Tours. There’s a breeze across your face and sand between your toes. Take in a deep breath of salt air and soak in the day’s last rays of sunlight. Enjoy a two-night stay oceanfront with free time just for you!

Day 1 - Travel to Virginia Beach

Time to take a few days off and just live the beach life in Virginia Beach. The hazy, lazy days of summer are upon us. Come and spend two nights at our oceanfront hotel where our rooms have private balconies that provide stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our hotel has a complimentary breakfast, indoor swimming pool, and on site restaurant. Free time after arrival to sink your toes in the sand

Day 2 - Free day at the beach

Spend a free day at the beach. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and the remainder of the day is free for beachcombing, swimming and enjoying beach activities. We will offer two optional excursions. For those who are interested, we’ll operate a transfer to the Military Aviation Museum featuring one of the largest collections of historic military aircraft, and also a shuttle for shoppers to Lynnhaven Mall. (Note: Cost of admission to Aviation Museum is not included). (B)

Day 3 - Beach Time/Home

This morning we have one last chance to enjoy the amenities of our hotel or to spend time on the beach. By noon we’ll board our motorcoach for the trip home. (B)

Additional Information

You are welcome to bring along a beach chair and collapsible cooler. Make sure you tag these items prior to boarding the coach. You may rent the following items at the beach:Umbrella, sand chair, folding beach chair, chaise lounge, chaise lounge with cushion, shade cabana
The hotel is an oceanfront property that offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools,fitness center, game room, ice cream shop and an onsite restaurant. Guest rooms are all non-smoking and offer refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer,iron and ironing board.
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours expert
  • Accident insurance
 
  • Overnight accommodations as outlined
  • Attractions as outlined
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts