2017 Trips


Exciting News Tour Group Planners is now offering Day Trips! Call to receive a list of our Day Trips for 2017. For a brief listing, scroll to the bottom of this page.


History Train 2017

May 3-11, 2017, From $4,323   Now taking a waiting list

Our private rail trip takes to the rails this year heading to San Antonio and New Orleans. In San Antonio we visit the Texas Transportation Museum, the Alamo, tour a mission, SAS Shoe Factory, LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, the National Pacific War Museum, with free time to visit the River Walk. Then we ride the rails to New Orleans where we visit the National WWII Museum, tour a plantation, visit a New Orleans cemetery, and time at the Civil War Museum with plenty of free time in New Orleans and a street car pass for your transportation use. Enjoy delicious meals on the train with a private chef that travels with us. Sleep on the rail cars each night instead of moving from hotel to hotel.  Click here to read more about this travel opportunity.


Romantic Rhine River Cruise
9 Days, June 16 - 24, 2017, From $5,295 

Join Becky Luka on Europe’s most legendary river for a mesmerizing journey aboard Avalon Waterways’ Tranquility II. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. So much is included, even tips! Avalon offers many inclusions: beer and wine with onboard dinners; free Wi-Fi; a choice of dining options and venues; onboard enrichment activities and shore excursions with Local Guides.  Click here to read more about this travel opportunity.


Alaska with Diana Church

12 Days, July 19-30, 2017, From $3,993   

Head north to Alaska and beat the heat next summer. Embark on a four night land tour visiting Fairbanks, Denali (2 nights), and Anchorage. Enjoy a sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery cruise along the Chena and Tanana Rivers and a full day narrated excursion deep into Denali National Park. Ride the luxurious dome railcars of the McKinley Explorer offering panoramic domed windows to let the views in. Your 7-night cruise aboard the Holland America Noordam takes you to Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, and through the Inside Passage to Vancouver.  Click here to read more about this travel opportunity. 


Yorkshire, Cambridge & London with WILL

11 Days, September 15-25, 2017, From $4922  Only 2 seats left!

This WILL tour combines culture, history and visits to settings featured in your favorite WILL-TV programs. We take our unique, easy-paced itinerary approach, back to England where we first started touring in 1986. We include stays and visits to sites in and around Yorkshire, Cambridge and London. A ride through the moors on a vintage steam train, tea in a classic English spa town, and other special treats are featured. Space is limited on this fundraiser tour for WILLThese tours fill up early, don't delay in reserving your seat now!  Click here to read more about this travel opportunity.


                                                                                             2018 Trips

WAND Hawaii Cruise

12 Days, January 10-21, 2018, From $4432

Experience the spirit and soul of the four main Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, The Gathering Place; Hawaii, The Big Island; Kauai, The Garden Isle and Maui, The Valley Isle. Travel with the ease and convenience of unpacking only once and without having to worry about the logistics of inter-island travel. Spend two nights on Waikiki Beach before embarking on a 7-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines' (NCL) Pride of America. NCL offers more time spent in the Hawaiian Islands with overnight stays on Maui and Kauai.

Click here to read more about this travel opportunity.


Tulips & Windmills River Cruise with WILL

11 Days, April 20-30, 2018, From $4932

Discover Holland and Belgium with WILL and Viking River Cruises. Witness the splendor of Holland's tulips in spring and visit beautifully preserved medieval cities in Belgium. You'll explore Amsterdam's cosmopolitan atmosphere and tour ingenious windmills in Kinderdijk. Experience Belgium's Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Bruges. Plus, enjoy savory Dutch cheeses, delectable Belgian chocolates and Belgium's exquisite, intricate lace. Help support your local public television/radio station on this fundraiser trip - call and make your reservation today. Due to the short tulip season, these cruises sell out very early!  Click here to read more about this travel opportunity.


Watch for more details on future trips we are working on

              Alaska - summer of 2018

              Iceland tour - March 2019


Planning a vacation can be time consuming and overwhelming. With our knowledgeable staff and great customer service, all you need to plan is to have fun!

We make group travel stress-free by departing locally with a tour leader who accompanies the group. Traveling with a group provides an opportunity to form bonds with other travelers, and it's always fun to travel with friends!​

PASSPORT RENEWAL INFORMATION:  
In 2016, nearly 12.1 million passports were due for renewal, and in 2017, that number increases to 18 million! Is your passport due for renewal in 2017? If so, we recommend that you renew your passport at least three months prior to your planned departure. Note: most international travel requires your passport be valid for six months after your return date.



2017 DAY TRIP opportunities:

July 10:        Tribute to Roy Orbison - Utica, IL                                                   October 18:      New Odyssey 3 Men, 30 Instruments - Mt Morris, IL

August 30:  Rock of Ages Musical - Oakbrook Terrace, IL                               November 9:    Ghost the Musical - Indianapolis, IN      

September 13:  St Louis Botanical Gardens & More! - St Louis, MO             December 5:    Christmas in Vegas - Utica, IL


Contact our office for more information and prices.

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