2018 December Tours


 
 
 
Tournament of Roses Parade
Dec. 29, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019
 
 
 

12-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Royal Caribbean’s
Grandeur of the Seas
December 1-13, 2018

13 Days / 12 Nights
All Meals onboard Ship

Price per person:
Category 2V Twin/Double $994
Inside Stateroom
Other Categories Available


Deposit: $500.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 24, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection, please call for details.
Tour #18026
 
 
A world of enjoyment awaits aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas! This twelve-night cruise departing from Baltimore, Maryland, sails along the East Coast with ports of call at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; St. Johns, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
 

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS

St. Kitts was a tropical prize over which the European powers fought for more than a century. St. Kitts was a tropical prize over which the European powers fought for more than a century. Discover French and British heritage in Basseterre and the complex colonial legacy amongst the ruins of fortresses and once-grand estates. Enjoy magnificent gardens, exotic plants and an amazing African Saman tree. Sunbathe on the black and grey sand of the popular beaches.

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA

From the twin peaks of the Pitons mountains to rainforest and palm-fringed beaches, St. Lucia astounds with dramatic, unspoiled scenery. Explore green mountains, banana valleys, rainforests and fishing villages. The capital of Castries is our gateway to outdoor fun, relaxation and exploring the unique culture.

ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA

Antigua boasts 365 white-sand beaches, world-class sailing, and lush nature. Culture buffs can explore the colorful capital of St. Johns, where original colonial buildings bring the island's history to life. Or visit the former British imperial naval base of Nelson's Dockyard on the south coast.

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays the Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.

ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is a gorgeous tropical oasis of powder-white beaches, crystalline seas, lush rainforests, and a tranquil eco-preserve. St. Croix also has an intriguing heritage that includes a Danish-built fortress.
Documents:
U. S. citizens must carry a valid passport for this cruise.

Additional Cabin Options - Outside Stateroom
Category 2N $1134 Per Person Twin
Two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed, shower
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S CANCELLATION POLICY:
 
Days prior to sailing
90 or more
89 to 57
56 to 29
28 to 15
14 or less (or No Show)
 
Charges per person
No charge
$450.00
50% of cruise fare
75% of cruise fare
No refund
 
Cancellation protection is recommended. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Vacation Protection Plan is available for those wishing to purchase protection in case of cancellation. Cost is $89.00 per person based on the categories shown above (rates for other categories may be different). Payment should accompany your deposit.
TOUR INCLUDES:
 
  • Round trip transportation to/from Baltimore
  • Baggage handling (two bags per person)
  • All port taxes
  • Accident insurance
 
  • 12 nights cruising on the Grandeur of the Seas
  • Use of the ship as our hotel
  • All Meals
  • NOT INCLUDED: Ship Personnel Gratuities
 

 

Christmas on the Potomac
Gaylord National Resort
December 1-2, 2018


2 Days / 1 Night
2 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $499
Single $599


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before November 1, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18021
 
 
Visit a winter wonderland with Christmas on the Potomac at the Gaylord National Hotel, a world-class resort. Enjoy over two million lights and a colorful laser light show, and experience the magic of more than two million pounds of hand carved ice at the ICE attraction. Enjoy the Jingle Bells Brunch Cruise on the Odyssey, and A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre. Celebrate the wonder, joy and merriment of the holiday season on this enchanting two-day tour.
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Washington / Odyssey Cruise / Gaylord National Resort

Make your holiday memories in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Upon arrival we will board the Odyssey for a Jingle Bells Brunch Cruise. Enjoy live music, dining, and exceptional views of the city from this glass enclosed boat. Afterwards, we’ll check into the Gaylord National, a world-class resort with a 19-story atrium where beautiful Christmas decorations and snow flurries add to the holiday magic. Don’t miss the laser light show this evening, and an exciting ride on the Capital Wheel, a 180-foot Ferris wheel with climate controlled gondolas, for spectacular views. Enjoy free time this evening at our resort. Complimentary shuttle service is available to the nearby MGM Resort and Tanger Outlets. (BR)

Day 2 - ICE / A Christmas Carol / Home

This morning enjoy leisure time at the hotel and an included buffet breakfast at Pienza Marketplace. Visit ICE, an indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of hand carved ice sculptures. This afternoon we’ll enjoy the performance of A Christmas Carol at the historic Ford’s Theatre. For more than 30 years, this has been a holiday tradition in the city. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they lead miserable Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. This music filled production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’ yuletide classic. Following the performance we will board our coach for the trip home. (B)
TOUR INCLUDES
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Attractions: as outlined
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Brunch
 
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined
 

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Special
Alabama Theatre & Carolina Opry
December 4-7, 2018


4 Days / 3 Nights
1 Meal

Price per person:
Twin/Double $549
Single $669


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before October 1 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #18046
 
 
Celebrate the holiday season in Myrtle Beach filled with sparkling lights, unforgettable holiday shows and outstanding entertainment. Attend the south’s most beloved holiday shows, the Carolina Opry Christmas Special and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre. Lodging awaits at the oceanfront Caribbean Resort. Make plans now for this special winter vacation!
 

Day 1 - Travel to Myrtle Beach

All aboard for our journey south to Myrtle Beach where oceanfront accommodations await at Caribbean Resort for a three-night stay. A free evening to stroll on the beach or take a dip in the indoor pool.

Day 2 - Free Day / Alabama Theatre Christmas Show

Spend an enjoyable day at Myrtle Beach. There’s time for beachcombing and soaking up some South Carolina sunshine, or we may elect to take a shopping excursion to the Tanger Outlet. This afternoon we have reserved seats for The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, presented by Alabama Theatre. Magical memories come to life with all the characters, costumes, and pageantry of Christmas through the ages. It’s a world filled with music, dance, and comedy.

Day 3 - Carolina Opry Christmas Special

A free morning at the beach. Transportation is available for those who wish to enjoy shopping. This afternoon the sounds of the season come alive at the Carolina Opry Christmas Special. This wonderful production features a variety of festive music and dance by a talented cast. A dazzling, sentimental celebration of America’s most loved holiday. A sumptuous seafood dinner will be enjoyed this evening. (D)

Day 4 - Travel Home

All too soon we must return home. Wonderful memories of our time spent here add great joy to this special holiday season.
A Word About Our Accommodations
The Caribbean Resort is an oceanfront suites property with bedroom, full kitchen, living room and balcony. The facility offers an indoor pool, a lazy river, and jacuzzi. The resort is located adjacent to the excellent Sea Captain’s House Restaurant. We will also stop at a grocery store prior to arriving at the hotel for those who wish to purchase groceries.
TOUR INCLUDES
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Attractions: as outlined
  • Meals: 1 dinner
 
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined
 

 

Victorian Christmas
In Cape May
December 7-9, 2018


3 Days / 2 Nights
4 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $569
Single $719


Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before November 7, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #18034
 
 
Victorian Cape May at its holiday best. The town is decked out for the season...twinkling lights, fragrant evergreen wreaths and garlands, and sparkling ornaments. Enjoy this, one of the most popular seaside resorts in America, in the height of the holiday season. Visit the Physick Estate decorated in the Victorian opulence of Christmas 1890. Enjoy the Carriage Gallery Exhibit and attend a memorable performance of Dickens’ Christmas classic, Scrooge. And, of course, the highlight is the Christmas Candlelight House tour. Relive holiday traditions in “Victorian fashion” on this weekend excursion.
 

Day 1 - Travel to Cape May / Scrooge @ Elaine's Dinner Theatre

Christmas in the Cape is charming and magical! All aboard our coach for the journey north to Cape May. Upon arrival we’ll check into The Grand Hotel, our host for a two-night stay. Spend a memorable evening at Elaine’s Dinner Theatre enjoying Dickens’ Christmas story, Scrooge. This delightful production, with its creative stage sets and special effects, is guaranteed to put us in the Christmas spirit. (D)

Day 2 - Physick Estate / Trolley Tour Candlelight Tour

Enjoy a morning visit to the 1879, Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum. We learn about Victorian Christmas decorations and traditions from members of the family household. Afterwards board an old-time trolley for a narrated tour of the historic east and west sides of Victorian Cape May. See homes draped in swags of evergreens and decorated with lights and bows. Stop at the Carriage House Gallery for their special exhibit and enjoy shopping time at Washington Street Mall. Enjoy dinner at the Grand Hotel prior to a special evening touring homes, inns, hotels and churches especially decorated for the holidays. Enjoy Christmas trees, garlands, caroling, and good old-fashioned cheer during this Candlelight House Tour. Warm beverages and home baked goodies are included. (B,D)

Day 3 - Travel Home

Following our included breakfast we’ll board our coach for the trip home. Arrive back in the valley with fond memories of our Cape May Victorian Christmas. (B)
All too soon we must return home. Wonderful memories of our time spent here add great joy to this special holiday season.
TOUR INCLUDES
 
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Attractions: as outlined
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 dinners
 
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined
 

 

The 130th Annual
Tournament of Roses Parade

Dec. 29, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019


6 Days / 5 Nights
10 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $2050
Single $2350
Plus Airfare TBA


Deposit: $350.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before October 15, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $174 per person for land only.
Tour #18049
 
 
Welcome to the grand dame of parades, the 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Southern California. Experience this celebration more than a century old...a festival of flowers and music unequaled anywhere in the world!
 

Day 1 - Arrive in Los Angeles

All aboard for our transfer to the airport and our flight to Los Angeles. We’ll transfer to the Hotel Irvine, our host for five nights. A welcome dinner at the hotel is planned as we settle in and get ready for our Rose Parade Experience. (D)

Day 2 - Free Day with 2 Options to choose from

After breakfast, we’ll set out to spend the day our way as we choose one of the following options:
1. See the finishing touches being put on the parade floats followed by lunch and a self-guided tour at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.
2. Spend the day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with a docent led tour and a sit-down served White House luncheon in the Air Force One Pavilion.
The evening is at our leisure. Free evening shuttle service to Downtown Disney! (B,L)

Day 3 - Free Day with 2 Options to choose from / New Year's Eve Gala

We start our day with a buffet breakfast before heading off to our choice of one of these attractions:
1. Spend the morning on the VIP tram tour at Warner Bros. Studios, then head off on a Hollywood’s Past and Present City Tour.
2. Enjoy a full day on Catalina Island.
The evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a drawing for exciting prizes, and a champagne toast to ring in 2019! (B,D)

Day 4 - 130th Tournament of Roses Parade

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pasadena, where reserved premium grandstand seats await us as we watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and seat cushion are included. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as we become part of an event that is seen by millions around the world. After the parade, we’ll return to the hotel for a special Southern California Backyard BBQ. The remainder of the afternoon is free. In the evening, a special movie night “under the stars” is planned. (B,L)

Day 5 - Showcase of Floats

This morning we return to Pasadena to view the exquisite floats on display. Then travel to Beverly Hills for a farewell lunch at Lawry’s The Prime Rib. The remainder of the day is free. (B,L)

Day 6 - Travel Home

We bid farewell to new friends as we transfer to the Los Angeles airport. Upon arrival at our local airport we will transfer to our respective areas, returning home with memories to cherish! (B)
Land Cancellation Policy
Cancel between booking date & Oct. 31, 2018 - $100 per person penalty
Cancel between November 1-30, 2018 -50% per person penalty
Cancel on or after December 1, 2018 - no refund
Air Informations & Cancellation
You will be notified when airfare has been established. At that time, we ask that you pay the airfare cost in full as tickets must be written within 24 hours. Once the ticket is written, it is non-refundable and non-changeable.
TOUR INCLUDES
 
  • Round trip transportation to/from Washington Dulles Airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Attractions: as outlined
  • 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 dinners
 
  • Services of a Local Escort while in California
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations as outlined