WHY SUNRISE?

Sunrise Tours is a family owned and operated company that was started in 1993. The company has grown steadily over the years, and now consists of 20 fantastic employees and offices in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Kansas City. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality tour experiences at a fair price, and we consider repeat Sunrise Tours customers our most important marketing “tool”.

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RED ROCKS AND SPRING CANYONS

Visit the desert as it awakens bursting with spring colors; featuring a 3-night stay in stunning Sedona, AZ and an overnight stay on the south rim of the Grand Canyon!

Day 1: Fly into Phoenix, AZ and overnight stay. D

Day 2: Sonoran Desert

Join a local expert to walk in the Sonoran Desert amidst the Saguaro (sa-wahr-o) Cactus, a well-known symbol of American Southwest. Did you know a Saguaro can live up to 250 years? Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a spring train ride through a crescendo of wildflowers, Marigolds and orange Globemallow plants. Enjoy a three-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Sedona, AZ offering incredible views of the Red Rocks. B, D

Day 3: Sedona, AZ

Take a narrated trolley ride through stunning Sedona with a stop at the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa. The desert terrain bursts into a canvas of wildflower beauty on an open-air guided “pink” jeep ride to see Sedona’s iconic red rock formations like Coffeepot Rock and Cathedral Rock. Cap the day while watching the explosive sunset as it falls behind Sedona’s red rocks. B, L

Day 4: Sedona, AZ

After a free morning, visit with a Gardens with Humanity Sedona master gardener for a Sunrise Tours exclusive enrichment workshop focused on how to cultivate and nurture a desert garden. Enjoy dinner at the Enchantment Resort and enjoy a Native American flute performance. B, D

Day 5: Hopi Reservation

Pass incredible views of Oak Creek Canyon’s brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged sandstone spires to enter the Navajo Nation and view the Grand Falls of Walnut Canyon that drop 18 feet more than Niagara Falls! Explore Old Oraibi, the oldest continually inhabited American settlement (1,000+ years), on the Hopi Reservation before heading to Grand Canyon National Park for an overnight stay right on the south rim in the rustic Thunderbird Lodge! B, L

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park

See the sun rise and marvel at the canyon’s sheer majesty just steps from the hotel. Join a local expert for a guided tour of the scenic East Rim Drive before a free afternoon to explore the inspiring beauty where the unique geologic colors change throughout the day. View the San Francisco Peak mountain range containing the highest peaks in AZ enroute to an overnight stay in Flagstaff. B, L

Day 7: Southwest Arizona

Explore Riordan Mansion, one of the finest examples of American Arts and Crafts style architecture open to the public and Flagstaff’s historic downtown area dotted with shops and restaurants before heading south through the Coconino National Forest to Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden. Enjoy dinner at Gertrude’s Restaurant in the Garden before overnighting in Phoenix. B, D

Day 8: Fly home from Phoenix, AZ B

  • Trip Code: AZ210423
  • Departure Date: April 23 2021
  • Return Date: April 30 2021
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NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST

Experience four of America's most unique and lesser-known National Parks

Day 1: El Paso, TX

Your journey to the Old West begins! Fly to El Paso, TX for a guided city tour and overnight stay. D

Day 2: White Sands National Park

Learn about the historic region where the Camino Real meets the American West when we visit the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Continue to White Sands National Park, an incredible expanse of snow-white, gypsum sand dunes covering 275 square miles and rising to 60 feet. Travel the 16-mile Dunes Drive for the chance to see spectacular dunes along the route. Arrive for a two-night stay at the luxurious Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort. B, D

Day 3: Fort Stanton and Valley of Fires

Visit one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens at Hondo Iris Farm. Enjoy a guided tour of Fort Stanton Historic Site, established to protect settlements along the Rio Bonito in the Apache Wars. See the gigantic Malpais Lava Flow during a stop at the Valley of Fires Recreation Area in Carrizozo. B, L

Day 4: International UFO Museum

Travel the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway to the Lincoln County Courthouse, the historic frontier site of Billy’s infamous escape in 1881. Explore the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, complete with a museum guide talk. Arrive in Carlsbad, NM for a two-night stay. B, L

Day 5: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Explore Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Descend the elevator for a self-guided tour along a paved trail of the Big Room, a massive, eight-acre chamber with an incredible 255-foot-high ceiling filled with huge columns, and delicate stalactites and stalagmites. B, D

Day 6: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Cross the border into Texas to see the state’s highest peaks during a morning visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Continue south through the wide-open expanse of West Texas to Big Bend National Park, one of the largest and most remote National Parks in the lower 48. Check in for a two-night stay in the spectacular Chisos Basin at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, or similar. B, D

Day 7: Big Bend National Park

Explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States during our guided tour of Big Bend National Park, covering 801,000 acres of the Chihuahua Desert where the Rio Grande marks the southern U.S. border. Visit Sam Nall Ranch and Santa Elena Canyon plus a picnic lunch in the park. Enjoy an evening at leisure at the lodge. B, L, D

Day 8: Marfa, Texas

Travel to Marfa, a unique West Texas town that is home to a surprising modern art scene while maintaining its “Old West˝ mystique. Join our local expert for a guided tour of the town’s historic sites including the Hotel Paisano, site of the James Dean movie GIANT. Visit Indian Cliffs Ranch for a delicious cowboy-style steak dinner at Cattleman’s Ranch before an overnight stay in El Paso. B, D

Day 9: Fly home from El Paso. B

  • Trip Code: TX210503
  • Departure Date: May 03 2021
  • Return Date: May 11 2021
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MAGNOLIA MARKET AND MORE!

Also Featuring Food Network’s Pioneer Woman Mercantile Store
  • Trip Code: TX210518
  • Departure Date: May 18 2021
  • Return Date: May 23 2021
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PRESIDENTIAL PATHWAYS

Day 1: Owensboro

Depart St. Louis and journey through America’s heartland to follow in the footsteps of three of its presidents. Arrive in Carter Township, IN to visit the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and see where Abraham grew from youth to manhood and how his life as a rural farmer helped transform him into one of the greatest leaders our country has seen. Continue to the banks of the Ohio River for dinner and an overnight stay in Owensboro, KY. D

Day 2: Hermitage

Retracing the path of Lincoln, arrive in Hodgenville and experience the nation’s first memorial to our 16th president, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Although it bears a striking resemblance to the monument in Washington, this memorial was erected 8 years prior and enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. Head south into Tennessee for a visit to an even earlier time at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. The estate of “The People’s President” includes 1,100 acres, his mansion, grounds, tomb, and a museum about the 7th president. Enjoy dinner and a 2-night stay in Franklin, TN. B, D

Day 3: Columbia, TN

South of Nashville sits the charming town of Columbia, TN, named a “Best Small Town” by Southern Living Magazine. It’s also the site of the Presidential Home and Museum of 11th president James K. Polk. Learn about how Polk expanded our growing nation from as far south as Texas to as far west as the Pacific Ocean. After the museum, enjoy time to explore the shops and restaurants in the charming town square before returning to Franklin. B, hot apps

Day 4: Fort Campbell

Before returning home experience a morning guided tour at Fort Campbell, on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. It’s here that the “Screaming Eagles” 101st Airborne Division, the only air assault division in the world, makes its home. Arrive in St. Louis mid-afternoon. B

  • Trip Code: TN210602
  • Departure Date: June 02 2021
  • Return Date: June 05 2021
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SPRING MYSTERY TOUR

Join us for an exciting 5-day mystery tour. We can’t tell you where you’re going, but you’re sure to have fun!

Our mystery tours visit towns and sites that we have never (or lightly) included on tour. You won’t see many “top 10” tourist highlights on a Sunrise Tours mystery tour, but that’s the point. We aim to surprise you with an amazing vacation you couldn’t imagine yourself!

  • Trip Code: MT210608
  • Departure Date: June 08 2021
  • Return Date: June 12 2021
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GRAND VACATION TO MICHIGAN

Day 1: Mid-Michigan

 

Travel north to mid-Michigan for dinner and an overnight stay. D

 

Day 2: Grand Traverse Bay

 

Board a comfortable dune buggy for a narrated tour of the Saugatuck sand dunes. Learn about the lost town of Singapore and watch for sightings of local wildlife. Spend time exploring the waterfront downtown Village Square before continuing to Traverse City. Dine overlooking Lake Michigan before heading to our lakefront hotel, The Sugar Beach Resort, with beautiful views on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay for a two-night stay. B, D

 

Day 3: Sleeping Bear Dunes and Grand Traverse Bay

 

Join our local guide for a scenic drive past cherry orchards and around Old Mission Peninsula, then along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Sample local and unique cherry items at the Cherry Republic before enjoying lunch surrounded by beautiful artwork at the Old Mission Tavern. Visit Chateau Chantel Winery for a guided tour and private tasting of local wines before heading back to our resort. B, L

 

Day 4: Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel

 

Travel along Lake Michigan for a ferry ride to Mackinac Island. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when  you take a horse and carriage to the world-renowned Grand Hotel, the island’s premier luxury resort, where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Enjoy a five-course dinner in the Grand Hotel’s elegant dining room. B, D

 

Day 5: Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids

 

After a restful night in one of the Grand’s beautiful rooms, enjoy a morning at leisure to relax at the hotel or take an optional horsedrawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park (additional expense). Before the return ferry ride, we have our third delectable meal at the Grand Hotel; lunch at the extensive Grand Buffet! Travel to the Grand Rapids area for our overnight stay. B, L

 

Day 6: Return Home

 

  • Trip Code: MI210612
  • Departure Date: June 12 2021
  • Return Date: June 17 2021
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TEXAS PALO DURO CANYON

Day 1: Oklahoma City, OK

 

Saddle up, cowboys and cowgirls! Your adventure begins with dinner and an overnight stay in Oklahoma City, OK. D

 

Day 2: Amarillo, TX

 

Join our local expert for a guided tour of Oklahoma City including the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Bricktown. Take a VIP docent-guided tour of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, celebrating the enduring legacy of the American West. After lunch at a local favorite, continue to Amarillo, TX for a 3-night stay in the Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown, with spacious, all-suite rooms and evening receptions. B, L

 

Day 3: Palo Duro Canyon

 

Spend the morning exploring “The Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Take a ranger-guided driving tour to the bottom of the canyon to learn about the history of human habitation in the canyon. Visit the campus of West Texas A&M University for a curator-led guided tour of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Return to Amarillo for a guided tour with our local expert, including a stop at Cadillac Ranch. Where else but in Texas will you find 10 Cadillacs buried nose down and covered in spray paint? Enjoy dinner at the Route 66 landmark legend, the Big Texan Steak Ranch. B, D

 

Day 4: Texas – The Musical!

 

Step back in time during a morning visit to the unique Jack Sisemore RV Museum featuring 25 years of vintage RV’s. Experience the history of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to present day through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. Arrive at the Palo Duro Canyon Outdoor Amphitheater for “Texas – The Musical!” Enjoy a back-stage tour and classic Chuckwagon BBQ dinner before the show starts with a rider on the rim waving the Texas Flag and ends with fireworks over the canyon B, D

 

Day 5: Tulsa, OK


After a leisurely morning at the hotel and free time to explore downtown Amarillo, continue to Tulsa, OK for dinner and overnight stay. B, D Day 6: Return home Explore the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters during a morning visit to the Woody Guthrie Center. Return home with a greater appreciation of the Lone Star State. B 

  • Trip Code: TX210620
  • Departure Date: June 20 2021
  • Return Date: June 25 2021
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CARDINALS VS TIGERS

Day 1: Detroit

 

Travel to downtown Detroit and check into the Hilton Garden Inn, located just two blocks from the home of the Tigers since 2000, Comerica Park. D

 

Day 2: Motown Museum, game one

 

Explore the Motor City with a local step on guide and visit “Hitsville USA”, the Motown Museum, to learn the story behind some of the greatest music in American history. Relax in the hotel before the first of two games of this interleague matchup. B, D

 

Day 3: Detroit River Cruise, game two

 

Featuring views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines, a cruise around Belle Isle to the Canadian side (no passport necessary) includes history of the Motor City and plenty of interesting sights and sounds along the way. This evening stroll at your own pace to great seats at Comerica Park, located next to Detroit’s historic Fox Theater. B

 

Day 4: Return home B 

  • Trip Code: MI210621
  • Departure Date: June 21 2021
  • Return Date: June 24 2021
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CANYONLANDS OF SOUTHERN UTAH JUNE

Day 1: Cedar City, UT

 

Fly into Las Vegas and begin our journey west with a two-night stay in Cedar City, UT. D

 

Day 2: Zion National Park

 

Follow the lush Virgin River into Zion National Park where you will be surrounded by massive canyon walls and a unique landscape during our narrated open-air tram ride. Enjoy time to explore and lunch at the Red Rocks Grill before returning to Cedar City. B, L

 

Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park

 

See one of America’s most colorful and aweinspiring National Parks up close with our local guide. Learn about the unique geology that created the unmistakable “hoodoos.” Continue through Central Utah’s rugged landscape to Moab for dinner and a 2-night stay. B, D

 

Day 4: Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

 

Venture into the desert wilderness of steep canyons and buttes with a guided tour of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, located 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River. After lunch, discover the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches at Arches National Park. B, L

 

Day 5: Monument Valley

 

Head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and learn about the Native American heritage of this area as we explore the back roads and wideopen spaces portrayed in many movies, from Stagecoach to Forest Gump. A Navajo guide will lead us on a 4-wheel drive tour to the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. Cross into Arizona for dinner and a 2-night stay at Lake Powell Resort. B, D

 

Day 6: Lake Powell

 

Enjoy a morning cruise on beautiful Lake Powell into the twisted, narrow slots of Antelope Canyon. Take a guided tour of the country’s second largest concrete arch dam, Glen Canyon Dam. Relax and enjoy time at one of the top resorts in the Southwest, just steps from the shores of Lake Powell. B, D

 

Day 7: Las Vegas

 

Spend your morning enjoying all that the resort has to offer or join an optional trip to the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, where the Colorado River takes a steep turn in the canyon below. Depart for a 2-night stay in Las Vegas, including time to explore this bustling city. B, D

 

Day 8: Grand Canyon West

 

Take a day trip to Grand Canyon West for an intimate look at one of nature’s most amazing wonders. Walk along the rim to enjoy the scenic view points, learn about the Hualapai Nation, and step out onto the glass-bottom Skywalk high above the canyon floor (additional expense). Return to Las Vegas. B, D

 

Day 9: Fly Home Reflect on the incomparable natural beauty we have explored as we fly home. B

  • Trip Code: UT210622
  • Departure Date: June 22 2021
  • Return Date: June 30 2021
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LET FREEDOM RING

Day 1: Mid-Ohio

Travel to Ohio for an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Philadelphia, PA

Arrive in Philadelphia in time for dinner. Philly is known for its eclectic “foodie” culture and there is no better example than savoring a Brazilian dinner at Fogo de Chao where servers carve the meat tableside! Get comfortable in our midtown hotel for a 2-night stay. B, D

Day 3: “We the people…”

Experience the power, fascination and drama of the National Constitution Center, the world’s first and only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution including a live drama presentation Freedom Rising. With our personal expert, tour “Americas most historic square mile” in Independence National Historical Park to view the revered Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed) and the site of the first President’s “White” House because from 1790 to 1800 Philadelphia was capital of the United States! B, D

Day 4: Washington DC

Good Morning Philly! After breakfast, head to the exciting Museum of American Revolution. Immerse yourself in the early road to Independence through immersive gallery experiences, object theaters and recreated historical scenes. “The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people…” Adams, 1818. Reflect on our nation’s history with lunch in the museum before traveling to celebrate the holiday in our nation’s capital. It is a time to celebrate! Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay at our hotel near the National Mall. B, D

Day 5: God Bless America

Today we celebrate the 4th of July in our Nation’s Capital! A guided tour will educate and entertain as we tour DC and learn of its immense history. Explore the National Mall Smithsonian Museums and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival which is an exposition of cultural heritage held on the Mall featuring musicians, storytellers and craftspeople. Watch the “Rockets Red Glare” as the spectacular fireworks display lights up the night sky. Nothing beats seeing the fireworks against the DC skyline of monuments and memorials! B

Day 6: President homes

A freedom tour would not be complete without a visit to the homes of some of our fine presidents. This morning we depart for Mount Vernon, George Washington’s mansion, gardens and grounds. Then we’re off to Charlottesville, VA to tour Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. You will get an intimate look at the house Thomas Jefferson built and furnished for himself and his family including glimpses of the books and objects that reveal Jefferson’s sharp mind. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Hotel 24 South. The hotel, which originally opened in 1924, is considered an excellent example of a Colonial Revivalist style with modern amenities. B, D

Day 7: George Washington National Forest

After some time to relax and explore the quaint community of Staunton, VA, continue our travels west, passing through the George Washington National Forest, to arrive in Lexington, KY for our overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: Woodford Reserve

Enroute home, stop at Woodford Reserve Distillery for a guided factory tour and tasting. Full of patriotic memories, arrive home this evening. B

  • Trip Code: DC210630
  • Departure Date: June 30 2021
  • Return Date: July 07 2021
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