2019 Trips

Iceland: Fire & Ice

8 Days, March 15-22, 2019; From $4,182 - SOLD OUT

Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes dominate Iceland's beautiful yet rugged landscape! Iceland is the top destination to visit. Join our guided tour and experience the hidden powers of the island. Our rural stays are the perfect location to watch for the magical Northern Lights; March is one of the best months to experience this majestic phenomenon. Our trip includes transfers from Central Illinois to O'Hare and airfare.  For full details call for a flier or click here for more information.

2019 History Train
9 Days, April 26-May 4, 2019; From $4,994 or May 24-June 1, 2019; From $4,994

All aboard our 8th private rail journey! We have two departures as we travel to Savannah, GA via Washington DC. Private restored rail cars are our hotel on wheels. We are hooked to the end of Amtrak's Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington DC then Amtrak's Palmetto train to Savannah. Upon arrival in each city we are unhooked to explore but always return to our rail cars for the night. We travel with a chef who cooks up fresh gourmet meals and sightseeing is planned with just enough free time to explore on your own. While in Savannah we take one day and travel north to Charleston, SC to experience it's history as well. Hopefully the timing will be just right to catch a glimpse of the beautiful blooming cherry blossom trees while in our nation's capital. Call to have a flier mailed orclick here for more information.

Ireland with WAND-TV - SOLD OUT
10 Days, April 10-19, 2019; From $3,847

Join Matt Loveless on an exclusive custom tour to Ireland with Celtic Tours. Each hotel stay is 2 nights so you won't feel rushed as you see the beautiful sites of Ireland such as: Blarney Castle, the Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and more!  You'll have a visit to a distillery, brewery, working farm and marble and crystal showrooms. Our tour includes most meals and a 2-night stay in a castle! Seats are limited so don't delay in reserving your seatClick here for more information.

Cities of Light River Cruise with Bert Gray & Kathy Merner

April 30-May 12, 2019; From $4,474

Join Bert and Kathy on a Viking River Cruise across three European rivers - the Moselle, Rhine and Main.  We begin our journey with a 2-night stay in the beautiful city of Prague before beginning our 7-night cruise; ending in the "City of Lights", Paris!  Airfare included from Chicago.  There is limited availability so don't delay in reserving your seat!  Click here for more information

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise
13 Days, June 8-20, 2019; From $5,771

We cruise with Avalon Waterways on the beautiful Impression Suite Ship. Upgrade to a Panorama Suite with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that open a full 7-feet wide bringing the outside in!  Our trip starts with 2 nights in Budapest before our 7-night cruise then end with 2 nights in Prague. We stop in Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg and Nuremberg. Our river cruise includes: meals, drinks during meal time (including soda, beer & wine), excursion in each port and ship gratuities - now that is all-inclusive!  Our trip includes airfare and transfers from Central Illinois to O'Hare. Click here for more information.

Alaskan Explorer with Pilgrim Lutheran

13 Days, June 18-30, 2019; From $4,095

Head north to Alaska in the summer of 2019 and escape the Illinois heat. You will experience Alaska by motor coach, rail, sternwheeler and cruise ship. Start your journey inland with stays in Fairbanks and Denali with a visit to the Denali National Park in search for wildlife and a view of Mt McKinley. On the cruise, visit the Gold Rush era towns of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan on the Alaskan Panhandle. Sail through the luscious Inside Passage and have extra time in picturesque Vancouver with an overnight right downtown. Don't delay, Alaska sells out early! Our trip includes airfare and transfers from Decatur to O'Hare. For full details call for a flier orclick here for more information.

Tudor England with WILL - Limited space left

9 or 11 Days, August 8-16, 2019; From $4,932
Experience The Coltswolds and Southern England's Kent, Surrey & Sussex counties, visiting parts we have not visited before. Our easy-paced itinerary includes a 3-night stay at Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club in Ashdown Forest and 4-night stay at Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham. On this WILL custom tour we visit castles, gardens, enjoy tea and a talk by Tudor author, Elizabeth Norton and much more! A 2-night extension in London is also available. Click here for more information.

WAND New York City: Maine & Canada Cruise - Limited space left

10 Days, September 20-29, 2019; From $2,882

Scenic vistas and the energy of the Big Apple beckon this September. Join Mark Tupper as you spend two nights in New York City before your cruise where we have a private guide to show you the sights. You'll have free time to shop, enjoy a museum or Broadway show. Once on board the Norwegian Escape (new in 2015) you'll cruise north stopping in Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine then on to Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. First two passengers in the stateroom receive the Ultimate Beverage Package plus $50 per port, per room shore excursion credit and on board spending money!  This will sell out quickly so call today to reserve your place! Click here for more information.

Rhine Getaway River Cruise with Diana Church

9 Days, October 12-20, 2019; From $3,568

Explore castles and cathedrals with Viking River Cruises! Discover the culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Visit fortresses, cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine.  No wonder the Rhine is one of Europe's best loved rivers. This river cruise includes: meals; drinks (soda, beer & wine) during lunch and dinners on board the ship; free WiFi; an excursion in each port and round-trip air from St Louis. [River cruises only hold around 164 passengers] This sailing is filling up quickly - so don't delay!

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