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Trips & Group getaways

    2019 Trips


Tudor England with WILL - Sold out

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 Sold out

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 - ship is sold out

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 12-23, 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.


Grand Alaska with Dawn Adrian

13 Days, July 21-August 2, 2020; From $4,194

Majestic tidewater glaciers, iconic animals roaming freely, breaching whales, colorful Klondike Gold Rush history and wide-open space of incomparable beauty - this is Alaska! Join Dawn on a journey of a lifetime: in Fairbanks enjoy the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery cruise and a miner's lunch; spend 2-nights in Denali and venture deep into Denali National Park then an overnight in Anchorage. On your 7-night cruise to Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan before cruising the Inside Passage to Vancouver. Depart from Central Illinois and airfare included. A deposit of $1,300 per person secures your seat.  Click here for more information.


Trips we are working on for 2020: Costa Rica tour; April/May - Iceland tour; June - Cubs vs Cards in London; September - Private Rail trip


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