2018 Trips

History Train 2018

8 Days, June 16-23, 2018, From $4,323

All aboard for our 7th private rail journey! Travel with us next summer as we head east to New York and Vermont on private rail cars, our rail cars will be our "hotel" upon arrival into Albany. Each day we journey out for a bit of history with a local guide. Some of the sights we will see or visit are: Robert Todd Lincoln's Hildene mansion; Grant Cottage; Fort Ticonderoga; Lake George; Mount Defiance; Lake Champlain; Fort William Henry; Saratoga Battlefield National Historical Park; Hudson Valley; FDR's home; Vanderbilt Mansion; President Martin Van Buren's home; and so much more! Private accommodations (our dome car offers rooms with two lower beds!) and fine dining included on the train.  Click here for more information.

Diana's English Countryside

14 Days, July 25-August 7, 2018, From $4,774

Join Diana Church for a look at traditional England's small town charm and spectacular scenery of the coasts. Start off by connecting with the dramatic cliffside Cornwall - settings as seen in favorite PBS shows like Poldark and Doc Martin. Then on to Diana's old stomping grounds in the East of England's Suffolk area. Some of our highlights are the Burnstall country Fete (similar to our county fair), a ride on the Bodmin Moor steam train, the Eden Project and a two night stay in Dublin before your return home.  Click here for more information.

The Scottish Highlands & Islands with WILL-TV ​-SOLD OUT: accepting wait lists
9 Days, September 10-18, 2018, From $4,428 

This tour combines culture, history and visits to settings featured in your favorite WILL-TV programs.  Join our relaxed itinerary to Scotland, including visits to the isles of Mull and Iona and a stay in Oban on the west coast.  Then we head up to the Highlands, staying at Loch Rannoch and ending our tour with three nights in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. 

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Pacific Coastal Cruise

10 Days, September 26-October 5, 2018, From $2,198 

Visit some of the greatest cities on the Pacific coast: Seattle-Astoria-San Francisco-Victoria.  Spend two nights in Seattle at the historic Mayflower Park Hotel prior to our 7-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. One day we will experience Seattle's nearby wine country - Woodinville, including wine tastings and lunch. Our cruise visits the Oregon hill-side town of Astoria, overnights in San Francisco for two days of exploring this picturesque area, and the the very British capital of British Colombia - Victoria, home to the charming Butchard Gardens. Join us on this great group opportunity!  Space is selling quickly
so don't delay in reserving your spot!  Click here for more information.

Elegant Elbe Cruise-Tour with Bert Gray

12 Days, October 14-25, 2018, From $4,469.17 - ship is sold out, call to be waitlisted

Discover Prague's Gothic exuberance, Potsdam's rococo whimsy and Berlin's modern chic. View Saxon Switzerland's monoliths. Celebrate Dresden, a phoenix risen from the ashes of war.  Admire delicate Meissen porcelain.  Walk in Martin Luther's footsteps in Wittenberg, birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.  See the Elbe Biosphere Reserve.  The Elbe is one of Europe's most unspoiled rivers and it awaits you - from Prague to Berlin - on our 10-day cruise-tour.  Click here for more information.

2019 Trips

Iceland: Fire & Ice

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

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.

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise
13 Days, June 8-20, 2019, From $5,421
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.

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The REAL ID Act:

Beginning January 22, 2018, driver's licenses or state IDs issued by states that are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension by the Department of Homeland Security, may not be used to fly within the U.S.

To check if your state is compliant or has been granted an extension go to:  https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

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