The Ice Hotel

& Quebec Winter Carnival

$499 Double, $479 Triple, $579 Single

Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Day 1 This morning we will drive north to Montreal. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel in Montreal for the next two nights. D

Day 2 Experience one of the world’s largest winter carnivals in beautiful Quebec City. Visitors enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including snow slides, giant foosball, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, skating, games, activities and more. Sculptors from all over the world compete to create works of art from giant blocks of snow. These sculptures transform the Plains of Abraham into a wonderful outdoor museum. The Carnival is a unique winter experience you won’t want to miss. Next, we will visit the Ice Hotel, a stunning yet ephemeral work of art and architecture entirely built of snow and ice. Every winter, this unique hotel is completely redesigned and rebuilt, offering an unforgettable experience in the only hotel of its kind in North America. The hotel mainly includes a grand hall, a chapel, an ice slide, a bar serving drinks and cocktails in ice glasses. All furniture is made of ice. With its huge snow vaults, its crystalline ice sculptures its 45 rooms & suites, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. B, D

Day 3 We will make a stop at the Duty Free Shop on our way home. B

A valid passport or enhanced NY Driver’s License is required to enter Canada.
Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 dinners, admissions to Winter Carnival and the Ice Hotel.
Departs: A 7:00 E 7:35 B 8:00 C 8:25 F 8:50

$499 Double, $469 Triple, $619 Single

Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18, 2019

Day 1 Washington, DC is filled with exciting and memorable places to visit. Upon arrival we will visit Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln Memorials, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial & more. Later we will check into our hotel for the next two nights. Option: if you prefer to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, please let us know at the time of reservation. D

Day 2 Arlington National Cemetery welcomes visitors to explore the rich history found within the cemetery grounds. The tour vehicle stops at President John F. Kennedy gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial). Walking is required. Then we will travel to the National Mall where you will have more time to visit Smithsonian Museums and other attractions on your own. B, D

Day 3 After breast we will head to Mount Vernon, the beautiful riverside estate of George Washington, including the iconic Mansion, outbuildings, tomb and working blacksmith shop and farm. The Orientation Center, and Museum and Education Center feature interactive exhibits and immersive experiences as well as over 700 artifacts. B

Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and admissions.
Departs: C 7:00 B 7:20 D 7:40 A 8:15

Washington, DC

Memorials, Museums & More

Best of Central New York

$529 Double, $499 Triple, $629 Single

Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27, 2019

Central New York features fascinating museums, historical landmarks, farmers’ markets bursting with fresh produce, hidden gems, and fun adventures. Day 1 This morning we will travel north to Syracuse. Our first tour will be the historic Barnes Mansion built by George and Rebecca Barnes in 1853. The family has a significant place in history, specifically addressing abolitionism and the Underground Railroad. Then we will see a special exhibit Freedom Bound: Syracuse & the Underground Railroad at the Onondaga Historical Museum. This award-winning exhibit focuses on the history of Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad Activity in Onondaga County. Later we will check into Comfort Inn in Syracuse for the next two nights. D

Day 2 We will first visit the Salt Museum located on the shore of Onondaga Lake. Discover the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! Our next stop is the Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Heritage Center focused on telling the story of the native peoples of central New York. Then we will travel to Skaneateles Lake Village nestled on the north shore of one of the 11 Finger Lakes known for its picturesque scenery, dining, and shopping. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a Skaneateles Lake cruise featuring crystal waters, shoreline beauty, and village amenities. Later we will make a stop at Burrell's Navarino Orchard Country Store offering a wide range of quality products. B, D

Day 3 After breakfast, we will visit the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum located within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park. The museum tells of the construction of the boats and the workings of the restored drydocks, as well as some of the social history of the canal era. Next, Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. We will stop at the Interpretive Center and see exhibits and videos. B

Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 hot breakfasts, 2 dinners, boat ride and admissions.
Departs: A 7:00 E 7:35 B 8:00 C 8:20 F 8:40

$559 Double, $529 Triple, $659 Single

Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Day 1 What a better way to relax on a trip than in Cape Cod? Upon arrival, we will visit the Heritage Museums and Gardens, comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, MA. It includes galleries for American Folk Art, a vintage carousel, automobiles, and more. Afterwards we will check into our hotel in Cape Cod area for the next two nights followed by a welcome dinner. D

Day 2 We will have breakfast at our hotel this morning, followed by a ferry ride to Nantucket Island, Originally a booming whaling port, Nantucket has been named a National Historic District and has architecturally changed little since the 17th century, as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still line its streets. A local guide will give an informative tour of the Island. We will have free time to explore the island on our own. B, D

Day 3 This morning we will visit Captain Bangs Hallet House, one of the premiere examples and the only fully furnished sea captain's home on the Cape open to visitors. The home is arranged as if Captain Hallet was just returning from one of his many voyages to China, likely 16 to 18 months duration, and features period furnishings, silk, porcelain, and other antique pieces—plus an extensive maritime exhibit and a fully-equipped colonial summer kitchen. Then we will visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and see a new special exhibit to commemorate the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy. The theme ‘Ripple of Hope’ comes from his most famous and powerful speech delivered in Cape Town, South Africa. B

Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 hot breakfasts and 2 dinners.
Departs: A 7:15 E 7:50 B 8:20 C 8:45 F 9:15

Cape Cod, Nantucket Island & More

Fourth of July Celebration in Vermont

$519 Double, $489 Triple, $619 Single

Wednesday, July 3 - Friday, July 5, 2019

Day 1 July 3rd is the Capital City's largest festival with many activities happening downtown with more than 40 food and craft vendor. Activities include the Montpelier Mile Road Race, Parade, a music concert on the State House Lawn and fireworks show. We will first check into Golden Eagle Resort located in Stowe, VT for the next two nights. Dinner will be on own at the marketplace in downtown Montpelier.

Day 2 Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. This family-friendly, day-long celebration features parades, street performers, local artisans, face painting, live music, festive foods and more. Then we will take a guided Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour and end with a "taste test" of samples. Later we will discover the Green Mountain Coffee experience at the visitor center and café in Waterbury. See interactive displays and videos, and then have a taste. Afterwards we will travel back to the resort and get ready for the Bar-B-Que Picnic Buffet. Tonight we will enjoy fireworks at the Mayo Events Field. B, D

Day 3 After breakfast we will depart for the Vermont Country Store. Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely stroll down Memory Lane. Wander the aisles, stocked to the rafters with penny candy, Vermont maple syrup, cheeses, personal care remedies, household problem solvers, and much more. Be sure to sample some of the many cheeses, crackers and dips available in the food section. B, L

Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 hot breakfasts, 1 lunch at Cracker Barrel on Day 3, 1 dinner and admissions.
Departs: A 7:15 E 7:50 B 8:20 C 8:45 F 9:15

$509 Double, $479 Triple, $609 Single

Wednesday, September 18 - Friday, September 20, 2019

Day 1 This morning we will be heading south to Ocean City, Maryland. Upon our arrival we will have a guided tour of Assateague Island, a 37 mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Maryland and Virginia. This island is best known for Its herds of feral horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse. Later we will check into our hotel for the next 2 nights. D

Day 2 Sunfest celebrates its 45th year as Ocean City’s biggest and best festival. Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Demonstrating artists will amaze you with their unique talents. Over 30 food vendors will awaken your taste buds with delicious foods from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine and many more. Enjoy free live entertainment on two stages all day long. Sunfest has something for everyone. We will make a stop at Tanger Outlets Ocean City during the day. B

Day 3 On our way home we will visit Johnson Victrola Museum highlighting the life and achievements of Delaware's native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry. Then we will enjoy tax-free shopping at Dover Mall featuring over 85 stores. B

Price includes transportation, 2 nights’ hotel, 2 hot breakfasts, 1 dinner and tour.
Departs: C 6:50 B 7:30 D 7:55 A 8:30

Ocean City Sunfest, Maryland

Sunfest is rated #1 of the 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the country by “Sunshine Artist Magazine - America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine”

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival & More

$Price and itinerary will be available in late February 2019.

Saturday, November 2 - Monday, November 4, 2019

Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men. Nowhere can you find a more exciting, more educational or more enjoyable way to add to holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day at Berkeley Plantation. The Thanksgiving Festival is a Signature Event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, which recognizes the 400th Anniversary of America’s First English Thanksgiving.