2018 August Tours



 

Iceland
Land of Fire and Ice
August 1-7, 2018


7 Days / 6 Nights
7 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $2128
Single $2887
Plus Airfare


Deposit: $399.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before April 17, 2018
Your Deposit includes a non-refundable payment of $149.00 Cancellation Fee Waiver. This protects you in the event of cancellation or interruption of your tour. Exclusions apply. Call for details.
Tour #18003
 
 
Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient hertiage. Spend five nights in Reykjavik while exploring this amazing land of fire and ice.
 

Day 1 - Depart for Iceland

Today we depart the USA on our overnight flight to Keflavik, Iceland.

Day 2 -Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is full of surprises - for one, it isn’t covered in ice! It’s a stunning mix of green plains, wild volcanic scenery, beautiful coasts and lakes, spouting geysers, hot springs, mud pools and sophisticated cities. Marvel at the clean, fresh air, and unique natural beauty of the country. Reykjavik, our home for the next five nights, is Iceland’s capital city of 100,000 people and unique in many ways. This capital is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, and theaters. Heated entirely by geothermal water, it is home to the “smoking bay,” so named for the rising steam that greeted the city’s Viking founder, Angolfr Arnarsson, as he sailed in to the bay here in 874 AD. The city center is the heart of Reykjavik and home to many charming historic buildings of stone and timber contrasting with imaginative modern architecture. It has the features of a modern society complemented b a close connection to natural wonders right on the city’s doorstep. Hot springs, glaciers, lava fields, midnight sun, waterfalls, northern lights, volcanoes and bizarre landscapes - the city has them all!
On an included panoramic city tour of the world’s most northerly capital, we’ll see the old town center, Parliament, cathedral, harbor, National Museum, ‘Pearl’ and Hofoi House, and Hallgrimskirkja Church whose steeple is a landmark of the city. A welcome dinner is included at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 3 - Iceland's South Shore

Our adventure begins with a drive over the mountain pass Hellisheidi where magnificent views of the wide plains formed by glacial rivers unfold before us. Continue through small villages and farmlands to the majestic mountains with views including Mt. Hekla, the most active volcano in Iceland, and the towering, ice-capped strato volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which last erupted in 2010. Stop at the Porvaldseyri Volcano Visitor Center, at the foot of the volcano, to experience first-hand the sights, sounds and feeling of a volcanic eruption. Learn about the dramatic history of these eruptions through visual displays in text and imagery.

Iceland is famous for its waterfalls and we’ll see two of the most magnificent-the Seljalandsfoss, which tumbles over high rock escarpments allowing us to walk behind the waterfall, and Skogafoss. Continue to Dyrholaey, a magnificent rocky headland with sheer cliffs, en route to the village of Vik. Head to the seashore, flanked by steep bird cliffs rising high above the black sand beach. In the sea, just outside of Vik, see the Reynisdrangar Rocks which stand 216 feet above sea level at their highest point. (B)

Day 4 - Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

Head for the rough tracks of Reykjanes, one of the most active volcanic areas in Iceland. Visit the geothermal area of Krysuvik and Lake Kleifarvin with its hot springs and solfatares. The moonlike surroundings of the lake never fail to leave a strong impression on visitors!

A remarkable experience is a visit to the Blue Lagoon - a lake of warm-mineral rich geothermal water, internationally renowned for its healing prowess. Located in the middle of a lava field, water is heated by underground volcanic activity at a depth of 5,400 feet and is pumped to the surface to form this man-made wonder. We’ll have an opportunity to soak in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water. (B)

Day 5 - Reykjavik

Today is free for independent exploration. If we wish, we may join the optional whale-watching excursion. (B)

Day 6 - The Golden Circle

Our excursion begins with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, one of the few spots in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes above water. The canyon that runs through the park is a meeting point of two of the earth’s tectonic plates.

See outstanding natural wonders when we visit Geysir, Iceland’s most famous area for thermal activity. View ‘Strokkur’, one of the most active geysers, and ‘Gullfoss’ (Golden Waterfall), Iceland’s most famous waterfall. A visit to a local farm gives us the chance to meet some of the native Icelandic horses, as well as learn about the growing of healthy tomatoes using green energy, pure water and organic pest controls. This evening a farewell dinner is held at a local restaurant in Reykjavik. (B,D)

Day 7 - Travel Home

We transfer to the airport and bid a fond farewell to amazing Iceland. We return home with memorable, life enriching experiences to cherish. (B)
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
  • 7 Meals (2 dinners, 5 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Five nights in Reykjavik
  • Included city tour of Reykjavik with local guide
  • Experience a full-day adventure of volcanoes, waterfalls, geothermal activity and nature, with a local guide, on the included South Shore excursion
 
  • Discover the Rejkjanes Peninsula and its geothermal actiivites with a local guide on this included full-day excursion
  • Relax in the Blue Lagoon (entrance included)
  • On a full-day included Golden Circle tour with a local guide, see the Thingveliir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the "Geysir" and more natural wonders.
 

 

Jesus & Swing
Lancaster, PA
August 10-11, 2018


2 Days / 1 Night
3 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $369
Single $469


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 10, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18008
 
 
JESUS is coming to Sight & Sound’s Millennium Theatre in Lancaster, and it’s the greatest rescue story of all time! Meet this man who rolled up his sleeves, strapped on his sandals, walked the streets of Jerusalem, sailed with fishermen, and crossed the raging Sea of Galilee. Witness his ministry and his miracles as they come to life, and experience a love that rescues us from the stormy seas of everyday life. In addition, enjoy Swing, with fabulous songs of the Big Band Era at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. This is a must see!
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Lancaster / Jesus

e’re off to Lancaster in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. This afternoon we’ll attend the matinee performance of the brand new show, JESUS, presented at Sight & Sound’s Millennium Theatre. JESUS is an action-packed musical adventure that will take us on an amazing journey with the most famous person ever to walk the earth. Witness his ministry and miracles as they come alive on the great stage. We’ll be overwhelmed by his love, mercy, and goodness, as were the people whose lives he changed forever. JESUS...yes, there is just something about that name! Dinner afterwards at one of our favorite restaurants. (D)

Day 2 - Dutch Apple Theatre - Swing / Home

Wake up to the sights and sounds of rural life where horses and buggies travel along backroads and beside fertile fields. Following our included breakfast we travel along backroads on our way to either Kitchen Kettle or a local farmers’ market. On to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for lunch and the excellent show Swing, featuring over 30 fabulous songs from the Big Band Era, the music that swept the nation in the 30s and 40s. Afterwards we’ll 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 11-19, 2018


9 Days / 8 Nights
13 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $2649
Single $3708
Plus Airfare


Deposit: $300.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 29, 2018
Your Deposit includes a non-refundable payment of $100.00 Cancellation Fee Waiver. This protects you in the event of cancellation or interruption of your tour. Exclusions apply. Call for details.
Tour #18030
 
 
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.” We’ll meet our Tour Manager and fellow travelers during a get acquainted dinner at Gustav’s German Restaurant, a unique, festive dining experience complete with live German music. 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

We continue 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. We’ll visit the lovely botanical gardens of Shore Acres State Park, and 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. This evening we check into our hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. (B,L)

Day 8 - San Francisco & Bay Cruise

A local guide joins us for a sightseeing tour of the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. We discover the many sights for which the city is renowned such as their bustling Chinatown, North Beach, Civic Center, and Financial District. Free time for browsing at Pier 39 this afternoon, before an invigorating cruise of San Francisco Bay. Our farewell dinner tonight is on Fisherman’s Wharf. (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 Gustav's Restaurant, a festive dining experience
  • 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
 

 
 

Canals, Castles & Cruises
New York's Finger Lakes

August 13-16, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $919
Single $1169


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 13, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #18043
 
 
Explore 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. Discover this beautiful area, New York’s largest wine producing region, this year with Shenandoah Tours. 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 to 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 cruise on Lake Canandaigua is scheduled this afternoon. Sit back and enjoy the amazing views of 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 we will enjoy 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
 

 
 

Hudson River Valley & West Point
August 28-31, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
8 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $959
Single $1159


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 28, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #18039
 
 
Scenery abounds along the beautiful Hudson River Valley, New York’s American Masterpiece! Visits include: West Point Military Academy, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, River Cruise, and the Culinary Institute of America. Come along with Shenandoah Tours and discover this “land of Rip Van Winkle.”

Day 1 - Travel to Hudson River Valley

We begin our delightful four-day tour to the scenic Hudson River Valley of New York. Our journey north leads us to the Poughkeepsie area for a three-night stay. Enjoy an included dinner at Shadows this evening. (D)

Day 2 - FDR Presidential Library & Home / Hyde Park / Culinary Institute / Vanderbilt Mansion

Join our local guide and enjoy a scenic drive to Hyde Park to visit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Museum and Home. View the displays on the life and times of our longest serving president and his wife. A delightful luncheon is planned at the Culinary Institute of America followed by a guided tour of this amazing facility. This afternoon we’ll enjoy an escorted tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The mansion was built in 1896 and was the home of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt. Enjoy a wine and chocolate dinner at the Rhinecliff Hotel this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - West Point / Hudson River Cruise

An exciting day awaits here in the Hudson River Valley. A short drive brings us to West Point, New York. We take an informative tour of West Point Military Academy with its famous history of graduates who have long served our country in war and in peace. Stops include the Main Cadet Chapel; Trophy Point, overlooking the Hudson River; and the Plain. Afterwards board the Rip Van Winkle for a boat load of fun and adventure. Enjoy lunch and a narrated two-hour cruise viewing lighthouses, nature preserves, and mansions along the Hudson. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Purple Heart Hall of Honor / Home

Today we board our coach for a visit to the Purple Heart Hall of Honor. 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)
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
  • 8 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners