2018 September Tours


DreamMore Resort

September 4-6, 2018

3 Days / 2 Nights

Price per person:
Twin/Double $499
Single $699

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 1, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18027
A world of Smoky Mountain Memories awaits us at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, a sprawling modern resort...the ultimate Smoky Mountain destination. Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and adjacent to Dollywood’s award-winning theme park, DreamMore Resort is filled with amenities like indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa and a fitness center. This leisurely vacation allows us to spend all of our hours enjoying the resort or optional excursions if we wish. Plan now to join us for this visit to Tennessee’s premier resort.

Day 1 - Pigeon Forge / Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, located next to Dollywood, is a gorgeous new resort providing a unique vacation experience. By mid afternoon we’ll arrive for this memorable visit. During our stay enjoy premium amenities like indoor and outdoor swimming pools; live entertainment; a farmhouse restaurant, Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery; as well as DM Pantry, a “grab and go” restaurant. Stroll through Pokeberry Lane, a quaint retail shop featuring items reflecting the charm and beauty of life in the South. Enjoy a leisurely evening...grab a rocking chair on the front porch and take in beautiful mountain scenery. Option: Our coach will make a transfer to The Island where we may dine and spend time visiting shops and riding the Wheel.

Day 2 - Dollywood

A day to enjoy a world of Smoky Mountain fun at Dollywood, the entertainment capital of the Smokies. A great combination of country music shows, family rides, and mountain artisans make for an extra-special day.Note: DreamMore’s shuttle service will be used for our transfers to Dollywood today.

Day 3 - Dollywood's DreamMore Resort Free Time / Home

This morning continue to discover and enjoy the facilities of the resort. An optional excursion will be offered to nearby Gatlinburg, featuring a treasure chest of attractions...Ober Gatlinburg tram, Smoky Mountain Moonshine, and browsing and shopping at local shops before boarding the coach for the trip home. This has been a delightful experience and a fun time here in the Great Smoky Mountains!
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
  • Admissions and sightseeing as outlined

Footprints in Time
Assateague & Chincoteague Islands
September 9-11, 2018

3 Days / 2 Nights
5 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $579
Single $719

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 9, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection is 43.00 per person
Tour #18044
Join Shenandoah Tours and travel off the beaten path to discover the scenic beauty and unique character of Assateague and Chincoteague Islands along the Eastern Shore. Salt marshes, tranquil beaches, and natural beauty surround us. Spend two nights in an oceanfront hotel, enjoy an eco-cruise, and dine on some delicious cuisine. Join us as we savor both the flavor and the beauty of the beach and the bay!

Day 1 - Travel to Ocean City

All aboard for our journey to Ocean City for a two- night stay at our oceanfront hotel located on the Boardwalk. Spend time this afternoon exploring the beach and the boardwalk. This evening dinner is included at Harrison’s Harborwatch Restaurant overlooking the beautiful inlet. Enjoy a free evening. (D)

Day 2 - Explorer Cruise / Assateague Island / Dickens Parlour Theatre

Good morning! Our day begins with an included breakfast. Meet our local guide and climb aboard The Explorer for an exciting Eco-Cruise around the Assawoman Bay! Step back in time with lunch on our own in the quaint, historic town of Berlin, voted “America’s Coolest Small Town.” Afterwards we depart for Assateague, “Home of the Wild Ponies,” for a guided tour of the island. Discover the unspoiled beaches, dunes, wetlands and marshes that comprise this unique island, which is also a sanctuary for shorebirds and waterfowl. Return to Ocean City for an included dinner, and afterwards depart for the Dickens Parlour Magic Show in nearby Delaware. (B,D)

Day 3 - Chincoteague Island Tour / Travel Home

Enjoy breakfast, then journey south and discover the natural wonders of the barrier island of Chincoteague, a serene fishing village seven miles long and abounding with history and natural charm. Relax now...we’re on island time! This quaint paradise island draws more than one million visitors annually. Enjoy lunch at Don’s Seafood Restaurant, one of the favorite eateries along the waterfront, and a guided educational tour around the island before we continue our journey home. (B,L)
  • Round trip transportation
  • Baggage handling (one bag per person)
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Oceanfront Accommodations
  • Attractions & Activities: The Explorer Eco-Cruise, Guided Tour of Assateague Island, Dickens Parlour Magic Show, Guided tour of Chincoteague Island
  • 5 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners


Mackinac Island
"Somewhere in Time"
September 9-14, 2018

6 Days / 5 Nights
7 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $999
Single $1399

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 9, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $57 per person.
Tour #18017
Visit magnificent Mackinac Island where memories to last a lifetime are made! “Step back in time” to this quaint, magical destination where touring is by horse and carriage, and the clock seems to have been turned back more than a hundred years. Visit Frankenmuth, “Little Bavaria,” a community as delightful as an old German fairy-tale. This, one of our favorite destinations, is waiting for you to discover - “Somewhere in Time.”

Day 1 - Travel to Ohio

It’s a wonderful time of year to visit charming Mackinac Island. All aboard our motorcoach, enjoy views of the countryside on our journey to Ohio. Spend a relaxing evening at the Hampton Inn in Maumee.

Day 2 - Arrive on Mackinac Island

Journey north to Mackinaw City and board a ferry bound for our magical destination, Mackinac Island. This fairy-tale island emits an old-fashioned feel and is nearly as unspoiled as it was when the first Europeans arrived three centuries ago. Horse drawn carriages, bicycles, and pedestrians meander along historic streets with beautifully preserved structures from the island’s rich past as a fur trading outpost. We spend two nights at the Lake View Hotel overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. After a lovely dinner, explore this scenic island. (CB,D)

Day 3 - Explore the Island / Carriage Tour / Lunch at the Grand Hotel

Unspoiled Mackinac Island measures just two miles by three miles and much remains unchanged by the passing of time. This morning we tour this charming island by horse drawn carriage. Clip-clop over hills and dales seeing stately Victorian homes on high bluffs. Our carriage brings us to the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, The Grand Hotel, the world’s largest summer hotel, where our luncheon is scheduled. A free afternoon allows time for additional sightseeing, shopping, or strolling along Main Street sampling the world-famous fudge. (CB,L)

Day 4 - Cross in the Woods / Marshall Fredericks Museum / Frankenmuth

Today we ferry back to the mainland, board our coach and journey south across the “Mighty Mac,” a 5-mile long suspension bridge that is one of our country’s engineering marvels. A stop will be made to see The Cross in the Woods sculptured by Marshall Fredericks. On to Clare where we’ll enjoy Cops & Doughnuts, a historic bakery. In Saginaw we’ll tour the Marshall Fredericks Museum housing a wonderful collection of works from this famous sculptor. Later arrive in delightful Frankenmuth and our host tonight, the excellent Bavarian Inn. (B)

Day 5 - A Bavarian Welcome

A delightful day in Frankenmuth with its authentic 19th-century covered bridge and Glockenspiel Tower imported from Germany. Enjoy a guided tour followed by free time for visiting Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store. Later today our travels continue back to Ohio for our overnight stay. (B)

Day 6 - Home

Our delightful tour comes to a close today as we travel back to our respective areas. (CB)
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • Admissions and sightseeing as outlined
  • Meals:
3 Continental Breakfasts
2 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
1 Dinner


America's Canyon Country
Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Bryce & Zion National Parks
September 13-21, 2018

9 Days / 8 Nights
14 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $2898
Single $4097
Plus Airfare

Deposit: $300.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before June 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 #18031
America's legendary canyons await you in this three-state tour of the nation's rugged majesty. Bryce, Glen, and the mighty Grand Canyon join a list of national parks and monuments that will delight and amaze.

Day 1 - Travel to Las Vegas

Join us as we begin a journey of a lifetime! Today we transfer to Washington, DC, for our flight to Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure for relaxation, enjoying the neon and laser magic of the Fremont Street Experience, or trying our luck at the gaming tables or slot machines. We’ll spend tonight at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. (D)

Day 2 - Pipe Spring Monument/North Rim of Grand Canyon

Pipe Spring Monument/North Rim of Grand CanyonHeading into Arizona, we visit the old Mormon fort at Pipe Spring National Monument, then continue on to the North Rim of magnificent Grand Canyon National Park. For the next two nights we stay in Grand Canyon National Park. Our rustic lodging is just a few yards from the rim of the Canyon so we can take full advantage of this natural wonder. (B,D)

Day 3 - Grand Canyon/Cape Royal/Point Imperial

Experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon beginning with an excursion to Cape Royal and Point Imperial, offering incomparable views of this gaping chasm, about one mile deep and ten miles across. Those who have visited the heavily-traveled South Rim will be surprised to see that the views and environment are distinctively different here. Our afternoon is free to hike to nearby Bright Angel Point, attend ranger-conducted programs, or simply relax. (B)

Day 4 - Vermilion Cliffs/Lake Powell Cruise

A scenic drive along Vermilion Cliffs National Monument brings us to the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge. This afternoon near Page, we visit massive Glen Canyon Dam before a “Canyons Adventure” cruise on sky-blue Lake Powell through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Enjoy dinner at the Antelope Point Marina and overnight accommodations in Page. (B,D)

Day 5 - Monument Valley Jeep Tour

This morning we visit Navajo National Monument to view the Betatakin Ruin. Later we continue on to incredible Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where numerous Western movies, television shows and commercials have been filmed. A traditional Navajo lunch and Navajo-guided, four-wheel drive tour are included in our visit. En route to Bluff, Utah, we pause at Goosenecks State Park for stunning views of the San Juan River Canyons. Dinner tonight is at the Cottonwood Steak House. (L,D)

Day 6 - Natural Bridges/Capitol Reef National Park

After a visit to the Puebloan ruins at Edge of the Cedars State Park, comes sightseeing and a picnic lunch at Natural Bridges National Monument, home to three mighty stone bridges, viewable from convenient overlooks. An afternoon scenic drive brings us to impressive Capitol Reef National Park, where white sandstone “domes” cap massive reef-like cliffs. We overnight in Torrey. (B,L)

Day 7 - Escalante-Grand Staircase/Bryce Canyon

Our day begins on Utah’s incredible Highway 12 Scenic Byway, winding through spectacular Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Reaching the “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park, we follow the Rim Drive to view vividly-colored rock forms approximating castles, temples, even whole cities sculptured in stone! We travel through the slickrock canyons and historic tunnel of Zion National Park for our two-night stay in Springdale. (B)

Day 8 - Zion National Park

Today features awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. We’ll look up at the towering rock walls surrounding us on all sides as we tour this incredible natural wonder aboard open-air sightseeing trams. Enjoy time for exploring on our own or shopping in picturesque Springdale. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be served at our lodge. (B,D)

Day 9 - Las Vegas/Home

We leave Utah and travel through the Virgin River Gorge en route to Las Vegas for our return flight to Washington. We’ll be transferred to our respective areas. (B)
  • Local transfer to/from airport
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • 14 Meals (5 dinners, 2 lunches and 7 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 1 night in Las Vegas and enjoy the magic of the Fremont Street Experience
  • Visit Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Spend 2 nights inside Grand Canyon National Park at the fabulous North Rim
  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim with a local guide
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Powell and visit Glen Canyon Dam
  • Visit Monument Valley with an included traditional Navajo lunch and guided four-wheel-drive jeep tour
  • Visits to Natural Bridges National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park
  • Touring in Bryce Canyon National Park to see the multi-hued spires and cliffs set inside a natural amphitheater
  • Travel Utah’s scenic Highway 12 through Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument
  • Spend 2 nights in Springdale, Utah just outside the entrance to Zion National Park
  • Embark on a narrated tour of Zion National Park with its sheer cliffs and painted sandstone walls


Canada & New England Cruise
Royal Caribbean’s
Grandeur of the Seas
September 13-22, 2018

10 Days / 9 Nights
All Meals onboard Ship

Price per person:
Category 2N Twin/Double $1329
Large Outside Stateroom
Other Categories Available

Deposit: $300.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before June 8, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection is available.
Tour #18025
A world of enjoyment awaits aboard Royal Caribbean’sGrandeur of the Seas! This nine-night cruise departing from Baltimore, Maryland, sails along the scenic Eastern Seaboard with ports of call at Boston, Massachusetts, Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy), and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Boston, Massachusetts

In the United States’ oldest city, colonial heritage is the backdrop for an inviting mix of culture and lively street life. See where Revolutionary history took place along Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Portland, Maine

Portland’s heart is the lively Old Port of narrow cobblestone streets and restored brick warehouses filled with shops, restaurants and cafes. The district has a working waterfront where fisherman haul in the day’s catch.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Nestled on the shores of Mount Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor features some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. The rock bound Coast, soaring granite cliffs, majestic mountains, and blue waters have attracted the Rockefellers, Astors, and Vanderbilts for over 200 years, and they continue to enchant visitors today.

Saint John, New Brunswick

Founded by Loyalists escaping the Revolutionary War in 1785, Saint John has emerged as a thriving port city. Its restored historic waterfront and surrounding natural beauty have made Saint John a wonderful destination. While we're here, we may want to add an excursion to the amazing Reversing Falls Rapids, Saint John's best known attraction. Twice daily the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy rise faster than the river can empty. When this happens, the tide attempts to push the river back upstream, then the tide ebbs, and the river appears to reverse itself and flow over the rocks, creating the appearance of reversing rapids.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome to Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. Peggy's Cove, Citadel Hill, and the Acadian Country are just a few of the sights that will herald our arrival here. The Historic Properties located along the waterfront have been fully restored, and the cobblestone streets and long boardwalks are lined with a wonderful array of boutiques, cafes and pubs.

Additional Cabin Options - Inside Stateroom
Category 6V $1099 Per Person Twin
Two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed, shower
Prices include all port charges and taxes.
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
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 category 2N and $59.00 per person on category 6V. Payment should accompany your deposit.
U. S. citizens must carry a valid passport for this cruise
  • Round trip transportation to/from Baltimore
  • Baggage handling (two bags per person)
  • All port taxes
  • Accident insurance
  • 9 nights cruising on the Grandeur of the Seas
  • Use of the ship as our hotel
  • All Meals
  • NOT INCLUDED: Ship Personnel Gratuities


Jesus & Swing
Lancaster, PA
September 14-15, 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 August 14, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18009
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 - Travel to Lancaster / JESUS

We’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 - Swing at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre / 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)
  • 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


Ole Cape Cod
Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown & Newport
September 16-21, 2018

6 Days / 5 Nights
8 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $1159
Single $1499

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 16, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $85 per person.
Tour #18028
Sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there...we’re sure to fall in love with Ole Cape Cod! Join Shenandoah Tours for this getaway to Cape Cod and the neighboring islands, a favorite summer resort of the rich and famous. “The Cape” stretches nearly 70 miles into the ocean and creates 300 miles of coastline. Experience her seafaring past beautifully preserved in the gray-weathered shingles of homes, the dunes dotted with lighthouses, and quaint harbors with colorful buoys. It’s all here for our enjoyment.

Day 1 - Travel to Connecticut

Today’s travels take us to Milford, Connecticut, for our overnight stay this evening.

Day 2 - Newport / Ten Mile Drive / Cape Cod

Welcome to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State." In Newport enjoy the charm of its historic buildings and restored homes on this narrated tour and take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive with its fabulous mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Tour The Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages,” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social status in bygone days. Continue to Cape Cod which extends some 70 miles into the sea and is home to both natural beauty and quaint villages. Upon arrival, we unpack and relax for a three-night stay. (CB,D)

Day 3 - Martha's Vineyard / Lobster Dinner

This morning we board a high-speed ferry for our cruise to the “Storybook Island” of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival explore this beloved summer haven including the towns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. The island is endowed with salt sea marshes, yacht harbors, and narrow streets lined with homes of 19th century whaling captains. Lunch and shopping on our own in the historic whaling village of Edgartown. We may choose to stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim. Return to the mainland for a lobster dinner this evening. For “landlubbers” an alternate entree is available. (B,D)

Day 4 - Hyannis / Provincetown

A morning tour of Hyannis includes the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family. Continuing along Old King’s Highway, we see the Eastham Windmill and a Cape Cod Lighthouse. Next we visit the National Seashore Visitors Center. Sand dunes and the ocean surround us as we approach “Land’s End” - Provincetown, the extreme tip of Cape Cod. The Pilgrims landed here before they decided to settle across the bay in Plymouth. Enjoy an array of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this fisherman’s village so unique. Be sure to bring your camera! Dinner is included this evening. (B,D)

Day 5 - Sandwich / Cranberry Bogs / Plymouth Rock

We visit Cape Cod’s oldest town, Sandwich, a quaint seaside community. View the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, and Cape Cod Bay. Visit nearby Flax Pond Cranberry Bogs before arriving in Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. A picture stop will be made at Plymouth Rock. After waterfront shopping time we’ll head south to Milford, Connecticut, for our overnight stay. (B)

Day 6 - Travel Home

Return home today with pleasant memories of Cape Cod’s sand dunes and salty air! (CB)
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • Admissions and sightseeing as outlined
  • Meals:
2 Continental Breakfasts
3 Breakfasts
3 Dinners


Myrtle Beach
Alabama Theatre & Carolina Opry
September 23-27, 2018

5 Days / 4 Nights
1 Meal

Price per person:
Twin/Double $719
Single $979

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before July 18, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $43 per person.
Tour #18045
A great getaway awaits us in Myrtle Beach! Enjoy oceanfront accommodations, the sound of America’s music, sunshine, and sea breezes. This is the perfect location to “kick back” and enjoy life. Take early morning walks along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and end the day watching a glorious sun set. We have lined up two great evenings of entertainment that are sure to be enjoyed. All this and more await us along the Grand Strand.

Day 1 - Arrive in Myrtle Beach

All aboard our motorcoach, meet our escort and get acquainted with fellow travelers on our way to Myrtle Beach. The 60-mile coastline with its beautiful beaches offers an array of activities from shell collecting and fishing to swimming and surfing. Rest stops and a lunch stop will be made en route. Upon arrival, oceanfront suite accommodations await for a four-night stay at the Caribbean Resort. A free evening to stroll on the beach or take a dip in the indoor pool.

Day 2 - Enjoy a Beach Day/Carolina Opry

Spend an enjoyable day at Myrtle Beach. There is time for beachcombing and soaking up some South Carolina sunshine. An optional excursion to a shopping complex will be offered for shoppers. This evening we’ll enjoy dinner at one of the fine seafood restaurants. Afterwards attend the Carolina Opry, an award winning show that blends two hours of high-energy music, dance, and comedy. (D)

Day 3 - Alabama Theatre

Enjoy this free day at the beach. An optional transfer will be provided for our shoppers to a nearby mall. This evening we head to Barefoot Landing for dinner on our own followed by a performance of the Alabama Theatre, always a treat for our group members.

Day 4 - Beach Day

Total relaxation is the order of the day...enjoy the beach and the amenities of our hotel.

Day 5 - Home

Rest stops and a lunch stop will be made en route home. What a wonderful time we have enjoyed along South Carolina’s shore.

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.
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Accommodations as outlined
  • Admissions and Activities: Reserved Seats at the Alabama Theatre & Carolina Opry, Optional shopping excursions at Barefoot Landing and Boardwalk at the Beach, Free time on the Beach
  • Meals: 1 Dinner


Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
September 28-30, 2018

3 Days / 2 Nights
2 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $419
Single $599

Deposit: $50.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 28, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $31 per person.
Tour #18036
Everyone loves the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach! What a perfect time for a late beach weekend, so come along and catch a wave with Shenandoah Tours. Watch master sand sculptors mold sand into masterpieces, and browse the Arts and Crafts Show. Enjoy live music along the boardwalk. You’ll be glad you came along for this 45th Annual Neptune Festival.

Day 1 - Travel to Virginia Beach

We’re off to Virginia Beach for the annual Neptune Festival. Enjoy these fun-packed days and nights of events and entertainment which attract visitors and locals to this oceanfront boardwalk. The signature event of the festival is the North American Sand Sculpting Competition, the largest of its kind on the East Coast. We’ll be amazed at the talent of these master craftspeople. Scattered along the boardwalk are artisans displaying their wares at the Arts and Crafts Show. Enjoy daily concerts featuring a variety of live music performances. Spend two nights at our oceanfront hotel all with private balconies that provide stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Included in our tour is admission to see the sand sculptures as well as a one-day trolley pass. So much to see and do, and we’re right here to enjoy it all!

Day 2 - Neptune Festival

The festivities continue today and tonight. This would be the perfect day to use our trolley pass allowing all day travel up and down the boardwalk enjoying a host of activities. (Optional visit to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center: Those wishing to include this attraction can purchase an admission ticket on their own, and the motorcoach will provide round-trip transfers). (CB)

Day 3 - Virginia Beach / Travel 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. We’ve enjoyed a grand time in Virginia Beach at the Neptune Festival! (CB)

About our Accommodations

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.
  • Transportation via climate controlled, lavatory equipped motorcoach
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Services of a Shenandoah Tours Escort
  • Accident insurance
  • Overnight Accommodations at the Best Western Oceanfront
  • Optional visit to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (Not included in the tour cost)
  • Meals: 2 continental breakfasts

Autumn In New England
Rails & Sails
Sept. 29 - October 5, 2018

7 Days / 6 Nights
10 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $1489
Single $1989

Deposit: $100.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before August 29, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection $85 per person.
Tour #18047
Autumn...it’s the heart of the foliage season in New England. Come with Shenandoah Tours and experience the brilliant colors of autumn on this exciting New England tour. Journey along winding backroads and through colorful mountains, exploring picture postcard villages. Spectacular scenery abounds from an exciting train excursion to a lake cruise. Highlights include Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Farm, Mendon Orchard, Quechee Gorge, lobsterboat tour, Kennebunkport sightseeing, and Newport Mansions. It’s our favorite season, and we invite you to join us.

Day 1 - Travel to Waterbury, Connecticut

We’re en route for a great fall vacation as we journey north to Waterbury, Connecticut, for our overnight stay.

Day 2 - Green Mountain Train / Coolidge Homestead

Early morning departure for Chester, Vermont, to board the Green Mountain Railway for a historic and beautiful fall foliage train ride past quintessential Vermont towns and through the Green Mountains. On to Calvin Coolidge Homeplace for a visit to the childhood home of the 30th President of the United States. Continue to Rutland, Vermont for dinner and overnight. (CB,D)

Day 3 - Mendon Orchard / Sugarbush Farm / Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

Here in the heart of Vermont we’ll visit Mendon Orchard and Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Farm, a scenic working farm where we’ll enjoy samples and a tour as well. Nearby visit the gracious old town of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge, and Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon. Heading north through the colorful rural countryside, we arrive in Lincoln, New Hampshire, where our host is the Mountain Club Inn. Get ready for a great evening aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Enjoy an elegant feast as we ride in vintage restored cars, reliving the romance of dining on the rails. (B,D)

Day 4 - Kancamagus Highway / Mount Washington Cruise / Arrive in Maine

We’ll motor through countryside ablaze with color as we meander along the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most scenic routes in America. Make sure you have your camera ready for pictures of the stunning landscapes. Have lunch on our own in North Conway. Heading south we’ll enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee. Leaving New Hampshire’s glorious fall foliage we enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. We spend two nights in Wells, Maine, and enjoy an included dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 - Kennebunkport Tour / Lobster Cruise

Join our local guide for a tour of charming Kennebunkport, filled with homes of the rich and famous, including the summer retreat of the Bush family. Enjoy a Maine loberstering cruise along the rocky coast of Kennebunkport. Then travel to Ogunquit which means “Beautiful Place by the Sea.” Great photo opportunities with the lobster boats, sail boats, and a unique drawbridge. Enjoy a Maine lobster dinner in a Victorian restaurant. (B,D)

Day 6 - Newport Mansions / Travel to Connecticut

Travel to Newport with its acclaimed “Ten Mile Drive.” Marvel at these stately homes and estates and visit one of these lavish mansions. Continue to Connecticut for our overnight stay. (B)

Day 7 - Travel Home

We travel home today with fond memories of our delightful journey as our New England adventure comes to a close. (CB)
  • 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
  • Meals: 2 Continental Breakfasts, 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Attractions & Inclusions: Green Mountain Train Excursion, Visit Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Visit Mendon Orchard & Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Farm, See Quechee Gorge, Ride aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train, Travel the Kancamagus Highway, Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Enjoy a Kennebunkport Tour & Maine lobstering Cruise, See the Newport Mansions and tour one of the Newport Mansions

Canadian Rockies By Rail
Sept. 30 - October 7, 2018

8 Days / 7 Nights
14 Meals

Price per person:
Twin/Double $3799
Single $4818
Plus Airfare

Deposit: $300.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before May 16, 2018
Travel Protection is available. Call for details.
Tour #18032
Experience the best of Western Canada aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies to the beautiful cities of Vancouver and Victoria. It’s the world’s greatest train trip viewing the everchanging countryside of Canada.

Day 1 - Arrive in Calgary

This morning we transfer to Washington, DC, and our flight to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Welcome to one of America’s most rugged and beautiful cities. Calgary is known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty and was home to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet our tour manager at the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Calgary Tower and Heritage Park

Become acquainted with Calgary on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Get our first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the Calgary Tower. Then, step back into Canada’s colorful past at Heritage Park learning about life as a 19th-century fur-trader and old-fashioned blacksmith. Admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks in the Gasoline Alley Museum and stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Then depart for Banff and our hotel for the evening. (B,D)

Day 3 - Explore Banff and Lake Louise

Today we explore Canada’s first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff. We see Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before taking the gondola ride in enclosed cars to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view the village and valley below. Later we travel to beautiful Cheateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the virbrant blues of glacier-fed Lake Louise. (B,D)

Day 4 - Ride the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Today we board the Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf Class and begin our journey westward. Departing Banff National Park the train travels through the unique Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Crossing the Continental Divide is Rogers Pass with its tunnel, glistening glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Pass Craigellachie, where the “last spike” was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885 and continue through the vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver

Continuing our westward journey the train will follow the Thompson River through Fraser Canyon. One of the canyon’s highlights is Hell’s Gate, where we watch water torrent past the canyon’s walls at its narrowest point. Enroute we pass through the scenic Fraser Canyon and the fertile Fraser Valley. The Rocky Mountaineer takes us into the interior of British Columbia to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. (B,L)

Day 6 - Vancouver Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver, its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire us. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see the downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park. This afternoon we head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. (B,D)

Day 7 - Victoria and Butchart Gardens

This morning climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Here, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red-double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. Our guided tour festures the Parliament Buildings, the Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Helmcken House Museum. Next we’ll visit Butchart Gardens, offering a magnificent array of flowers, trees, rose gardens and much more. After a splendid day we return to Vancouver by ferry. (B,D)

Day 8 - Return Home

Say “good-bye” to our tour director. Transfer to the airport for our flight home. Upon arrival in Washington, DC, we’ll be transferred back to our home cities.


You will notified when air fare has been established. At that time we will ask that you pay air fare cost in full as tickets must be written within 24 hours. Once the ticket is written it is nonrefundable and non-changeable.


  • Round trip transfers to Washington, DC Airport
  • Round trip transportation via scheduled flights
  • Hotel Accommodations / Accident Insurance
  • 14 Meals (5 dinners, 2 lunches, and 7 breakfasts)
  • Spend 2 full days on board the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Silver Leaf Class as you pass some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America
  • Spend 1 night in Calagary, Alberta's center of Cowboys and Culture
  • Take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Calgary and get your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from high atop the 626-foot tall Calgary Tower
  • Step back into Canada's colorful past at Heritage Park with its furtraders, blacksmith and collection of vintage automobiles
  1. Spend two nights in the town of Banff inside Banff National Park
  2. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  3. Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise
  4. Visit Chateau Lake Louise
  5. Spend 1 night in scenic Kamloops
  6. Spend 3 nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver
  7. Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver
  8. Travel by BC Ferry roundtrip to Vancouver Island
  9. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens
  10. Enjoy a city tour of Victoria


American Empress Steamboating
The Columbia & Snake Rivers
Sept. 30 - October 8, 2018

9 Days / 8 Nights
All Meals Onboard the Steamboat

Price per person:
Category E Twin/Double $3539
Veranda Stateroom
Other Categories Available

Deposit: $500.00 Per Person
Final Payment is due on or before June 13, 2018
Optional Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection available. Contact our office for details.
Tour #18037
It’s a trip of a lifetime entwined with history and adventure aboard the largest, most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest, the American Empress! Get a front row seat and discover the pristine Pacific Northwest with an abundance of natural beauty that will leave us breathless. Our journey begins in Vancouver, Washington, near the Pacific Ocean. Visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along the Columbia and Snake Rivers en route to Clarkston, Washington. Sit back and watch the real America unfold from the river enjoying each port of call and a wealth of complimentary onboard amenities.

Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver, Washington

This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Vancouver where we’ll enjoy our overnight hotel stay.

Day 2 - Embark on the American Queen

Explore Vancouver at our leisure or take an optional tour in Portland, Oregon, with afternoon transfer to the American Empress to begin our voyage. All aboard!!!

Day 3 - Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, a Columbia River town, is known to be the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. For years, Clatsop Indians inhabited this land, and in 1805 Lewis and Clark led their expedition through this town. So much history and spectacular scenery in this pristine corner of the Pacific Northwest.

Day 4 - The Dalles, Oregon

Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, the Dalles has long been a destination point for pioneers and adventurers alike. Located on the south bank of the Columbia river between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, explore the city’s rich history dating back thousands of years to the Native American trading which took place right on the banks of the river.

Day 5 - Stevenson, Washington

The city of Stevenson, on the banks of the scenic Columbia River, is our launch pad to the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. Take a stroll along the river pathway and vist the downtown area with unique shops and art galleries. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens.

Day 6 - Scenic River Cruising

Behold the beauty of nature as we enjoy a day of scenic river cruising. Picturesque canyon walls and fascinating volcanic formations keep us guessing as to what lies around the next bend in the river. Wind through the dramatic mountains and forested ridges of the great Pacific Northwest, and join our Riverlorian on-deck for insightful and entertaining narration.

Day 7 - Tri-Cities, Washington

Home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s first national monument, Richland is a city dedicated to preserving its unique history, culture, and landscape. At the Hanford Reach National Monument we witness a diverse landscape of sweeping vistas and towering bluffs, blended with an abundance of wildlife.

Day 8 - Clarkston, Washington

Nestled on the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. Spend the day in the footsteps of the historic Lewis and Clark journey - where the city received its name. Clarkston is filled with artifacts and stories that depict the journeys of famous explorers, and offers countless activities.

Day 9 - Travel Home

This morning we disembark the steamboat and transfer to the airport for our return flight home. Our delightful voyage aboard the American Empress remains utmost in our minds as we arrive home today.

Additional Cabin Options - Veranda Staterooms
Category C $4039 Per Person Twin
Deluxe veranda stateroom - two single beds (can convert to queen), Shower,
Flat-screen TV, Private Veranda, Discovery or Frontier Deck

Category B $5339 Per Person Twin
Superior veranda stateroom - two single beds (can convert to queen)Shower,
Flat-screen TV, Sitting Area, Private Veranda,Vista View, Discovery or Frontier Deck

Days prior to departure
91 or more
90 to 61
60 to 31
30 or less
Charges per person
50% of cruise fare
75% of cruise fare
No refund
  • Roundtrip transportation to/from local airport
  • Pre-night deluxe accommodations includes breakfast & baggage handling @ hotel
  • Tranfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to American Empress
  • Port charges, taxes and fees
  • All regular shore excursions
  • Select wine and beer at dinner
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Acclaimed entertainment
  • Luggage handling one bag per person
  • Accident insurance
  • Meals: All Meals onboard the American Empress
  • Not Included: Ship personnel gratuities, Air Fare (rate to be advised), Optional Travel Protection