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Trips & Group getaways

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    2019 Trips

2019 History Train
11 Days, May 24-June 3, 2019; From $5,144

All aboard our 8th private rail journey to Savannah, GA via Washington DC. Private restored rail cars (one being a DOME!) 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. Due to a change in Amtrak's policy, our trip has been extended from 9 days to 11 days. Travel dates on the flier are not correct (see above for correct dates) and all prices are $150 more for the extra two days we are spending in Savannah. Call to have a flier mailed or click here for more information

Cities of Light River Cruise with Bert Gray & Kathy Merner

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

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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. 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 - This tour is sold out

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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!  We are just about full so call today to reserve your spot!  Click here for more information.

Rhine Getaway River Cruise with Diana Church

9 Days, October 12-20, 2019; From $3,568 - less than 8 rooms left on the ship!

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. For complete details call for a flier or click here for more information.

 2020 Trips

Cruise the Panama Canal with Bank of Springfield

12 Days, January 2-23, 2020; From $2,895

Experience one of history's engineering marvels, the Panama Canal!  Visit sunny, warm Caribbean Islands and South America while Illinois is snowy and frigid. We cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the first set of new locks then return back to Fort Lauderdale. Stops include Grand Cayman, Colombia, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Central Illinois departure and airfare included.
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Rhine River + Lucerne with Judy & Steve Bergfeld

11 Days, April 17-27, 2020; From $5,562  SAVE $1,000 per couple if booked soon!

Cruise with Avalon Waterways on one of the most popular European rivers during the colorful Tulip Season. Overnight on the ship in Amsterdam then sail to Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz and Strasbourg. Delight in an optional excursion to Germany's Black Forest for a cuckoo clock souvenir. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and visit the Gutenberg Museum, the oldest printing museum. Included in your Avalon cruise is: soft drinks, beer and wine with lunch and dinner on board; free WiFi; ship staff gratuities; guided sightseeing at each port; and MORE! After disembarking in Basel, enjoy a two-night hotel stay in Lucerne, Switzerland. Central Illinois departure and airfare included. Click here for more information.

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