Lake Erie Island Adventure
July 13-16, 2017


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $769
Single $1019


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before June 13, 2017
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #17036
 
 
Welcome to Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! The perfect lake shore getaway - from the Lake Erie Islands to the quaint inland towns and scenic backroads - northwest Ohio is a gem just waiting to be discovered. Come sail away to charming Put-in-Bay with its tranquil beauty. Ride the Cuyahoga Valley train and visit Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Come along with Shenandoah Tours as we travel to this, one of the most unique places we’ll ever visit - by land or by sea, it’s the place to be!
 

Day 1 - Travel to Cleveland/Nautica Queen Cruise

This morning we board our motorcoach and head west to Cleveland, Ohio. Our host hotel for three nights is the Holiday Inn Independence. Tonight we enjoy a narrated dinner cruise aboard the Nautica Queen. (D)

Day 2 - Ferry to Put-in-Bay/Sawmill Creek Resort

Today we join our local guide and board Miller’s Ferry to Put-in-Bay, a tiny two-mile by four-mile island dotted with historic homes, quaint restaurants, and the nation’s third tallest monument. Nicknamed the “Key West of the North,” Put-in-Bay has been Ohio’s summer vacation hot spot- for over a century. Explore this unique island aboard a tram tour which includes tickets to either the Butterfly House or Perry’s Cave. If you wish you may also purchase a ticket to the top of Perry’s Monument. Enjoy the quaint boutiques and shops before we ferry back to Catawba. An enjoyable evening awaits at the Sawmill Creek Resort for dinner with time to explore the grounds and shops. Return to our Inn for a restful evening. (B,D)

Day 3 - Cuyahoga Railroad/Stan Hewitt Hall

All aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, a scenic rail excursion that takes us to Akron. We disembark and board our coach for a city tour, driving by famous sites in downtown featuring the former Goodyear Blimp air dock, soap box derby site and more! Following lunch on our own we’ll enjoy a tour of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the notable country estate of the Goodyear Tire baron, Frank Seiberling. This beautiful home looks as though it has been transported from Victorian England and delicately placed in the heart of Akron. We’ll return to Cleveland and the Northfield Park Rocksino for dinner and live harness racing. Enjoy the new casino featuring our favorite slot machines and the delicious all you can eat buffet! Must be 21 years old to attend. (B,D)

Day 4 - Travel Home

Today we board our coach for the trip home, bringing with us wonderful memories of Ohio’s Northcoast and the variety of treasures it holds. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
 
  • Attractions: Nautica Queen Cruise, Ferry to Put-in-Bay, Sawmill Creek Resort, Cuyahoga Railroad & Stan Hywet Hall
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 dinners
 


 

Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Mt. Rushmore
July 20-28, 2017

9 Days / 8 Nights
13 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $3769
Single $4968
Includes Airfare


Deposit: $350.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 8, 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 #17015
 
 
Tour Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Watch Old Faithful erupt in natural wonder. Tour historic mining towns and discover treasures of the Old West.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in South Dakota

This morning we depart for Washington Dulles airport and our flight to Rapid City, South Dakota. We’ll meet our Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 PM for dining suggestions.

Day 2 - Black Hills Touring & Custer State Park Jeep Ride

We begin the day with an exciting open-air jeep ride through Custer State Park. Enjoy the interesting sights and colorful commentary of our driver/guides on our ride through the park in search of the country’s largest herd of American bison. Next we’ll visit the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest statue. Following an afternoon break at our hotel, we’ll experience the greatness of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, with sightseeing, dinner, and the inspiring lighting ceremony. (B,D)

Day 3 - Deadwood & Devils Tower

The town of Deadwood preserves the history and legends of the Wild West from its beginnings as a mining town. Our tour of the town takes us along the same streets walked by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. We’ll also visit Boot Hill, the final resting place of some of Deadwood’s famous citizens. Crossing Wyoming today we come to Devils Tower National Monument. Towering 1,267 feet above Belle Fourche River, this looming monolith served as the backdrop for the classic Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (B,D)

Day 4 - Buffalo Bill Terrotory

We travel across the expansive Bighorn Mountains, where cowboys still graze their flocks of sheep and herds of cattle as in days of the Old West. As legendary as the sweeping plains and towering mountains of the Old West were, so were the grand personalities that were drawn to the frontier. At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, we’ll encounter some of theses historic figures, including Bill himself, the renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley, and Indian Chief Sitting Bull before we arrive in Yellowstone National Park, our home for the next two nights. (B)

Day 5 - Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, featuring outstanding natural spectacles, including renowned geysers and thermal basins. Our tour begins with the awesome 1,200-foot-deep Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, including views from Inspiration and Lookout Points. Next we’ll travel through Dunraven Pass and Tower Junction to the terraced formations of Mammoth Hot Springs. Finally, we’ll explore Norris Geyser Basin, filled with an incredible variety of steam vents, mud pots, geysers and hot springs, before returning to our park lodge for dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 6 - Old Faithful & Grand Teton National Park

Continuing our tour of Yellowstone National Park, we’ll head for storied Old Faithful Geyser, named for its regular eruptions about every 80 to 90 minutes for some 150 years. Next, traveling along Rockefeller Memorial Parkway into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, we’ll drive alongside lovely Jackson and Jenny Lakes, visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, and enjoy splendid views of the rugged, towering Tetons along the way. Tonight the dinner bell will call us to the Bar J Chuckwagon for an evening of entertainment and authentic cowboy chow. (B,D)

Day 7 - Scenic Float Trip & Jackson Hole

The spectacular vistas of the Grand Teton Mountains offer a thrilling view from the white waters of the Snake River during a delightful floating trip. With its wooden boardwalks and unique antler-horn arches, downtown Jackson Hole brings the Old West to life. We’ll catch local cowpokes in action at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. (B)

Day 8 - Salt Lake City

Step back in time as we explore Salt Lake City’s historic Temple Square and walk in the footsteps of the Mormon settlers who founded this city more than 150 years ago. Just as remarkable is the Great Salt Lake, the region’s renowned natural landmark, with its deep, turquoise waters ringed by glistening white sand beaches. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by our Tour Manager. (B,D)

Day 9 - Travel Home

We transfer to the Salt Lake City Airport for our return 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 (5 dinners, and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Take an exciting open-air Jeep tour through Custer State Park to view the herds of American bison
  • Black Hills touring including Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest statue in the world
  • See the amazing lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue monument in the world
  • Tour the historic town of Deadwood including legendary Boot Hill Cemetery
 
  • Visit awe-inspiring Devils Tower National Monument
  • Tour the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody
  • Spend 2 nights in Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and home to famed geyser, Old Faithful
  • Snake River float trip through Grand Teton National Park
  • Spend 2 nights in Jackson Hole and enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Bar J Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show
  • Attend the Jackson Rodeo (Seasonal – Memorial Day through Labor Day) or the Jackson Hole Playhouse
  • Salt Lake City touring including the Great Salt Lake, Temple Square and Pioneer State Park
 


 

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
July 27-August 4, 2017

9 Days / 8 Nights
12 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $4074
Single $5393
Includes Airfare


Deposit: $350.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 12, 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 #17016
 
 
Lush forests, mighty rivers, and immense glaciers welcome visitors to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Lanky cowboys and lake cruises await you amid the crisp air and pristine waters of the north.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Calgary

This morning we depart for Washington Dulles airport and our flight to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, one of North America’s most rugged and beautiful cities. Calgary is known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty, and was brought to the world’s attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. We’ll overnight here and meet our tour manager.

Day 2 - Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park

Today we travel south to Waterton Lakes National Park and enjoy a boat cruise seeing deep scenic bays, sheer vertical mountains and beautiful wilderness. This afternoon we visit the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world and the setting for our included lunch. Later arrive at the scenic East Glacier, Montana, and our hotel, the Glacier Park Lodge. (B,L)

Day 3 - Glacier National Park

Welcome to Glacier National Park! Founded in 1910, the park is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. The vistas seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road are breathtaking and a photographer’s paradise. The best way to travel is via the Red Buses whose drivers are known as “Jammers.” The antique red buses are both a symbol of the park and a reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style. We journey from Lake McDonald to Rising Sun, named one of the top 100 most scenic drives. (B)

Day 4 - Travel to Banff Nationalpark

We’re off to Banff, Canada’s first National Park, this morning. Located amid the rugged alpine beauty of the Rocky Mountains, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Savor magnificent views of the region as we continue along the parkway to the town of Banff for a two-night stay. The remainder of the day is free to explore this quaint village full of wonderful shops and charming boutiques. (B,D)

Day 5 - Banff Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Banff, including Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. We take a gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the village and valley below. Then travel to beautiful Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of glacier-fed Lake Louise. (B)

Day 6 - Athabasca Glacier Snocoach Ride and Glacier Skywalk

Today we board a “snocoach” and venture on to North America’s largest glacier, the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, step out onto ice formed from snow which fell as long as 400 years ago. Then take a walk on the incredible Glacier Skywalk. Later arrive in the mountain town of Jasper. (B,D)

Day 7 - Maligne Lake Cruise

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jasper National Park as we cruise Maligne Lake with its unparalleled vistas. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drifts past our window. Watch moose lazily wander the shoreline and look for other wildlife that are native to this area. This afternoon we return to Jasper in plenty of time to explore the city. (B)

Day 8 - Travel the Icefields Parkway

Aboard our motorcoach, we’ll travel along one of the world’s most spectacular mountain highways, the Icefields Parkway. Unsurpassed scenery paralleling the Great Divide in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, the Columbia Icefields, Bow and Crowfoot Glaciers, Athabasca Falls and Peyto Lake, come into view. See snow-capped mountains reflected in the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake and watch for black bear, moose, and caribou along the way. (B,D)

Day 9 - Calgary & Travel Home

We bid farewell to our fellow travelers with whom we share fond memories of our travels. We transfer to the Calgary airport for our flight to Washington and our transfer home
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Local transfer to/from airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • 12 Meals (3 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 nights in Calgary, known for its cowboys and beauty
  • Have lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel in a romantic alpine chalet atmosphere
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Upper Waterton Lake in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Spend 2 nights at the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier
  • Travel the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in a “Jammer” Red Bus through Glacier National Park
  • Spend 2 nights in the town of Banff inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park
 
  • Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking view of the Banff village valley and surrounding mountains
  • Visit Chateau Lake Louise located on the vibrant blue, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise
  • Snocoach excursion on the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier, the largest in North America
  • Take a walk on the new Glacier Skyway, a glass walkway offering spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains
  • Spend 2 nights in the mountain town of Jasper inside Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies
  • Enjoy a leisurely narrated cruise on Maligne Lake with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies
  • Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff National Parks
 


 

The Best of Alaska
Klondike, Denali & Glacier Bay Cruise & Train Tour
July 31-August 12, 2017

13 Days / 12 Nights
27 Meals

Price per person:
Category C Twin/Double $5334
Large Outside Stateroom
Other Categories Available
Includes Airfare


Deposit: $600.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 1, 2017
Optional Trip Interruption/Cancellation Protection Availble. Call for details.
Tour #17026
 
 
Join us on the ultimate adventure to America's final frontier, Alaska! Fly to Anchorage, then travel by train to Denali National Park, and onward to Fairbanks. Cruise from Skagway through Glacier Bay National Parkk and along the Inside Passage to Vancouver.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Anchorage

This morning we’ll travel to Washington, DC, for our flight to Anchorage where we spend tonight.

Day 2 - McKinley Explorer Rail to Denali National Park

Roll through Alaska’s scenic interior to Denali National Park aboard the McKinley Explorer, a private full domed rail car, for luxury sightseeing. We arrive in Denali and check into our lodge for a two-night stay.

Day 3 - Denali National Park

Embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour for the most comprehensive wildlife viewing and Mt. McKinley viewpoints. Watch for caribou trotting across the tundra and grizzlies foraging for berries. Our guide will share natural history and native culture insights along the way.

Day 4 - Explorer Coach to Fairbanks

Board our coach for Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City, and take a step back in time to pan for gold at historic Gold Dredge 8. Explore Fairbanks until the sun sets, which, in these parts, might not be ‘til midnight. Overnight accommodations in Fairbanks.

Day 5 - Dawson City

Our journey continues as we board a short flight en route to colorful Dawson City. Upon arrival in this gold rush boomtown, we won’t believe our eyes: dirt roads, wooden boardwalks, and saloons with swinging doors. We spend two nights in this unique town.

Day 6 - Dawson City

Today enjoy optional excursions and a nostalgic Yukon River paddlewheeler cruise aboard the Klondike Spirit.

Day 7 - Whitehorse

Follow the route of Klondike gold stampeders in style to Whitehorse, with an included lunch stop in historic Minto.

Day 8 - Whitehorse to Skagway

Continue along the Klondike Trail by coach to Fraser, then board the historic White Pass train to Skagway for overnight.

Day 9 - Skagway

Embark our ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, for our cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Day 10 - Glacier Bay National Park Cruising

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates.

Day 11 - Ketchikan

Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords.

Day 12 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising immersed in the elegance for which Holland America is known.

Day 13 - Vancouver / Home

Our cruise ends in Vancouver, where we transfer to the airport for our flight to Washington, DC, and back to our respective areas. Memories to last a lifetime linger as we bid farewell to this vast Adventureland.

Additional Cabin Options - Inside Stateroom
Category MM $4974 Per Person Twin

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed, shower
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
Prices are subject to price increases and availability.
PRICES INCLUDE AIR FARE

Additional Cabin Options - Verandah Staterooms
Category V $5654 Per Person Twin
Category VA $5634 Per Person, Twin

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed,bathtub & shower, sitting area
Private Verandah, floor to ceiling windows
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
Prices are subject to price increases and availability.
PRICES INCLUDE AIR FARE

Additional Cabin Options - Verandah Suite
Category SA $6274 Per Person Twin

Two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed
bathroom with dual sink, vanity, full size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall
large sitting area, dressing room and 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
Private Verandah, floor to ceiling windows
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
Prices are subject to price increases and availability.
PRICES INCLUDE AIR FARE
 
HOLLAND AMERICA'S CANCELLATION POLICY:
 
Days prior to sailing
76 or more
75 to 57
56 to 29
28 to 16
15 or less (or No Show)
 
Charges per person
No charge
$600
50% of cruise fare
75% of cruise fare
No refund
 
Cancellation protection is recommended. Payment should accompany your deposit.
Documents:
U. S. citizens must carry a valid passport for this cruise
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Round trip transportation to/from airport and pier
  • Variety of Ship Board Activities
  • All port taxes
  • Accident insurance
  • Air fare from Washington Dulles to Anchorage and return from Vancouver to Washington Dulles
  • All transfers to airport, hotel, ship, or train- Escorted by a Holland America Tour Host
  • Four nights aboard Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Full program of entertainment while on board ship
  • McKinley Explorer train to Denali National Park
 
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour Fairbanks
  • Flight to Dawson City
  • Whitehorse- Skagway
  • White Pass Railroad
  • Glacier Bay Cruising
  • Ketchikan- Cruising the Inside Passage
  • All port taxes
  • Accident insurance
  • Not Included: Ship personnel gratuities Optional Travel Protection Baggage fees charged by the airlines