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CANYONLANDS OF SOUTHERN UTAH II

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: UT210926
  • Departure Date: September 26 2021
  • Return Date: October 04 2021
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NEW ENGLAND FALL ADVENTURE

Day 1: Mid-Ohio D

Day 2: The Finger Lakes

Head to the Finger Lakes Region of New York for a guided tour of the world’s oldest photography museum, the George Eastman House and Museum, located on the estate of Eastman Kodak Company founder. Travel to the western shore of Owasco Lake for a delicious dinner in a historical chapel, The Point at Sand Beach. Overnight stay in Syracuse. B, D

Day 3: Cooperstown, NY & Vermont

Batter up! Discover the history of America’s favorite past time at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Keep a look out for artifacts and history detailing 17 former St. Louis Cardinals who have been inducted. After lunch and time to explore Cooperstown, stop at Bennington Battle Monument (weather permitting), a 306 foot-high monument commemorating a turning point in the Revolutionary War, for a breathtaking view of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York before traveling through picturesque Green Mountains for a two-night stay at Vermont’s premier Okemo Mountain hotel, The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort. B, D

Day 4: The Green Mountains

Spend the day exploring the mountains of Vermont with our local guide. Visit the 1905 Georgian Revival mansion Hildene, home of the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive adulthood, Robert Todd Lincoln. Explore times of yesteryear during a trip to Vermont’s original general store, The Vermont Country Store. Learn about the art of making maple syrup and sample award-winning products during a visit to Green Mountain Sugar House before returning to Castle Hill for a wonderful gourmet dinner. B, D

Day 5: New Hampshire, Ogunquit, ME

Experience one of northern New Hampshire’s best fall foliage viewing areas when we drive the famous scenic byway, Kancamagus Highway. This 34.5-mile scenic drive cuts a path through White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, and Rocky Gorge. Arrive at Maine’s picturesque coast and check into our home for three nights, Anchorage by the Sea, Ogunquit’s most renowned oceanfront resort. B, D

Day 6: Ogunquit, ME

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Ogunquit’s downtown area, walk the spectacular Marginal Way or relax at the hotel to take in the coastline views. Visit one of the oldest working lighthouses in the country, Portland Head Light, located at the entrance to Portland Harbor in the Gulf of Maine. Dinner at popular Barnacle Billy’s. B, D

Day 7: Kennebunkport, ME

After a delicious breakfast at a Sunrise favorite, The Wild Blueberry Cafe, head to Perkins Cove to learn how to catch lobster aboard our private lobster cruise along the scenic Ogunquit shoreline (weather permitting). Travel to quaint seaside Kennebunkport for a narrated trolley tour of the history and sites including President Bush’s Estate and Franciscan Monastery. Enjoy an exquisite dinner at century-old Nonantum Resort. B, D

Day 8: Albany, NY

Tour the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art, including enduring favorite Saturday Evening Post covers at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Take a step back in history to the Gilded Age during lunch at iconic Red Lion Inn. Overnight in Victor, NY. B, L

Day 9: Niagara Falls, NY

Board the world-famous Maid of the Mist to experience the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls as 2.5 billion gallons of water from four of the five Great Lakes cascade every hour, featuring gorgeous views of Niagara’s three waterfalls; American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. B, D

Day 10: Return home B

  • Trip Code: NE210929
  • Departure Date: September 29 2021
  • Return Date: October 08 2021
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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL

Day 1: Albuquerque, NM

Fly into Albuquerque, host to the dazzling 2019 International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s premier balloon event. Enjoy a guided tour and dinner at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, showcasing the traditions, art and craftsmanship of the 19 New Mexican Pueblos. Settle in for three nights at the Drury Inn located near Fiesta Park. D

Day 2: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

Rise and shine! The Dawn Patrol Show and glorious Mass Ascension are a thrilling experience as hundreds of vividly colored hot air balloons fill the morning sky. Watch it all from your reserved seats on the launch field or walk amongst the balloons. After lunch at a local favorite, explore the intriguing story of the atomic age during a guided tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field. B, L, Hot Apps

Day 3: Sandia Peak & Fiesta Balloon Glow

Take a hot air balloon ride (at your own arrangement and expense) or relax at the hotel. Learn about the history of the world-class Balloon Fiesta during a visit to the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. After a fiestastyle lunch, board the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, the world’s longest tramway, and ride 2.7 miles above the Cibola National Forest to Sandia Peak to experience a panoramic vista of the great Southwest. Your adventure continues at the Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow. Stroll amongst the balloons on the launch field and experience the sight as the balloons glow in the evening desert sky! Witness the Fiesta’s spectacular AfterGlow Fireworks Show from your reserved seats on the launch field. B, L, Hot Apps

Day 4: Santa Fe, NM

Travel to Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city filled with a unique blend of Spanish and Native cultures set against the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Learn about the history of New Mexico during a tour of the State Capitol building. Celebrate the life and creative process of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century during a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Santa Fe. B, D

Day 5: Explore Santa Fe

Experience one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets during a morning visit to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. Lunch at the Santa Fe School of Cooking will educate and entertain while you sample the unique flavors of New Mexico. Discover the many charms of Santa Fe with our local Stepon guide. Do you know the mystery that surrounds the construction of the Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel? B, L

Day 6: Return Home

Fly home from Albuquerque with amazing photos to share and exciting stories to tell of your adventure out West. B

  • Trip Code: NM211001
  • Departure Date: October 01 2021
  • Return Date: October 06 2021
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MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA AND THE GRAND HOTEL

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  • Trip Code: MI211002
  • Departure Date: October 02 2021
  • Return Date: October 09 2021
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NIAGARA FALLS AND FINGER LAKES

Day 1: Mid-Ohio

Board our comfortable motorcoach and travel east to mid-Ohio for an Amish familystyle dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Der Dutchman, and an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Canandaigua Lake

Enjoy a visit to beautiful Ashtabula County for a tour of historic covered bridges, including the longest covered bridge in the U.S. Continue to Canandaigua, NY for a narrated dinner cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady paddle wheeler. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Geneva, NY, the heart of a region known for spectacular fall color. B, D

Day 3: Finger Lakes

Explore the nation’s most extensively preserved country estate from the Victorian era, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Site, featuring beautiful fall color, historic mansion and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake. Tour the largest glass museum in the world, the Corning Museum of Glass, home to over 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Step back into the late 19-century during dinner and wine tasting at the historic Belhurst Castle. B, D

Day 4: Niagara Falls, NY

Travel to Niagara Falls, NY for an elegant lunch at Top of the Falls Restaurant. Step back in time during a tour of Old Fort Niagara, which played a vital role during the colonial wars by protection access to the Great Lakes region. Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views of the Niagara River, and take part in exciting living history programs. Unpack for an overnight stay at the Doubletree by Hilton (or similar) hotel located along the upper Niagara River. B, L

Day 5: Mid-Ohio

Experience the majestic and humbling power of the great Niagara Falls when we board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to the base of Niagara’s three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Travel to mid- Ohio for an overnight stay. B, Hot Apps

Day 6: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: NY211003
  • Departure Date: October 03 2021
  • Return Date: October 08 2021
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NEW ENGLAND FALL ADVENTURE OCTOBER

Day 1: Mid-Ohio D

Day 2: The Finger Lakes

Head to the Finger Lakes Region of New York for a guided tour of the world’s oldest photography museum, the George Eastman House and Museum, located on the estate of Eastman Kodak Company founder. Travel to the western shore of Owasco Lake for a delicious dinner in a historical chapel, The Point at Sand Beach. Overnight stay in Syracuse. B, D

Day 3: Cooperstown, NY & Vermont

Batter up! Discover the history of America’s favorite past time at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Keep a look out for artifacts and history detailing 17 former St. Louis Cardinals who have been inducted. After lunch and time to explore Cooperstown, stop at Bennington Battle Monument (weather permitting), a 306 foot-high monument commemorating a turning point in the Revolutionary War, for a breathtaking view of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York before traveling through picturesque Green Mountains for a two-night stay at Vermont’s premier Okemo Mountain hotel, The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort. B, D

Day 4: The Green Mountains

Spend the day exploring the mountains of Vermont with our local guide. Visit the 1905 Georgian Revival mansion Hildene, home of the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive adulthood, Robert Todd Lincoln. Explore times of yesteryear during a trip to Vermont’s original general store, The Vermont Country Store. Learn about the art of making maple syrup and sample award-winning products during a visit to Green Mountain Sugar House before returning to Castle Hill for a wonderful gourmet dinner. B, D

Day 5: New Hampshire, Ogunquit, ME

Experience one of northern New Hampshire’s best fall foliage viewing areas when we drive the famous scenic byway, Kancamagus Highway. This 34.5-mile scenic drive cuts a path through White Mountain National Forest with breathtaking views of Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, and Rocky Gorge. Arrive at Maine’s picturesque coast and check into our home for three nights, Anchorage by the Sea, Ogunquit’s most renowned oceanfront resort. B, D

Day 6: Ogunquit, ME

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Ogunquit’s downtown area, walk the spectacular Marginal Way or relax at the hotel to take in the coastline views. Visit one of the oldest working lighthouses in the country, Portland Head Light, located at the entrance to Portland Harbor in the Gulf of Maine. Dinner at popular Barnacle Billy’s. B, D

Day 7: Kennebunkport, ME

After a delicious breakfast at a Sunrise favorite, The Wild Blueberry Cafe, head to Perkins Cove to learn how to catch lobster aboard our private lobster cruise along the scenic Ogunquit shoreline (weather permitting). Travel to quaint seaside Kennebunkport for a narrated trolley tour of the history and sites including President Bush’s Estate and Franciscan Monastery. Enjoy an exquisite dinner at century-old Nonantum Resort. B, D

Day 8: Albany, NY

Tour the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art, including enduring favorite Saturday Evening Post covers at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Take a step back in history to the Gilded Age during lunch at iconic Red Lion Inn. Overnight in Victor, NY. B, L

Day 9: Niagara Falls, NY

Board the world-famous Maid of the Mist to experience the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls as 2.5 billion gallons of water from four of the five Great Lakes cascade every hour, featuring gorgeous views of Niagara’s three waterfalls; American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. B, D

Day 10: Return home B

  • Trip Code: NE211008
  • Departure Date: October 08 2021
  • Return Date: October 17 2021
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MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA AND GRAND HOTEL

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Voted Best Destination for Fall Foliage by USA Today readers!

Day 1: Depart St Louis for Grand Rapids

Overnight in Grand Rapids. Hot Apps

Day 2: Mackinac Island

Take the ferry ride across Lake Huron to Mackinac Island and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the island’s premier luxury resort, the incomparable Grand Hotel where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Savor an elegant 5-course dinner in the Grand Dining Hall with entertainment. B, D

Day 3: Mackinac Island

After breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, a full day at leisure to relax at the hotel and explore the Island. Take a carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park, browse quaint shops, rent a bicycle to ride around the island, play lawn croquet or explore The Grand and learn a little more about its history. All day to be as active or relaxed in your wonderful surrounding. Your Sunrise Tour Manager will be available to help you plan your day (cost of additional activities not included). Tonight, an exquisite dinner in the Grand Dining Hall. B, D

Day 4: Sault Sainte Marie

After another restful night in one of the Grand’s magnificent rooms and a superb breakfast, depart for Sault St. Marie, MI, known as the Northern Gateway to Canada. Visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park to see the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Upper Falls. Enjoy rustic charm during lunch at Camp 33 before visiting one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. On beautiful St. Mary’s River, a delicious dinner cruise through Soo Locks, one of the great wonders of the world and largest waterway traffic system on earth. See locks up close as we travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor. Unpack for a twonight stay in Sault Ste. Marie. B, L, D

Day 5: Historic Sault Sainte Marie

Spend the morning with our local guide exploring historic Sault Sainte Marie and free afternoon in this picturesque lakeside town. OR, take an optional Agawa Canyon Train Ride (additional cost) - pack your passport for a full day wilderness rail excursion through rugged Canadian wilderness 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Travel over the towering trestle at Montreal River, ride alongside remote lakes and awesome granite formations aboard a provincial train to pristine beauty of Canyon Park. B

Day 6: Marquette

Drive along the shoreline of Lake Michigan dotted with colorful fall foliage to visit delightful Munising, MI. Experience the splendor of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lit by rays of the sun during an afternoon scenic boat ride. Cruise along crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior for perfect views of colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches. Overnight on the shore of Lake Superior in charming Marquette, MI. B, D

Day 7: Wisconsin

This morning tour the impressive Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse before heading south to Port Washington, for a farewell dinner and overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: Return home B

  • Trip Code: MI211009
  • Departure Date: October 09 2021
  • Return Date: October 16 2021
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NIAGARA FALLS AND FINGER LAKES

Day 1: Mid-Ohio

Board our comfortable motorcoach and travel east to mid-Ohio for an Amish familystyle dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Der Dutchman, and an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Canandaigua Lake

Enjoy a visit to beautiful Ashtabula County for a tour of historic covered bridges, including the longest covered bridge in the U.S. Continue to Canandaigua, NY for a narrated dinner cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady paddle wheeler. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Geneva, NY, the heart of a region known for spectacular fall color. B, D

Day 3: Finger Lakes

Explore the nation’s most extensively preserved country estate from the Victorian era, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Site, featuring beautiful fall color, historic mansion and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake. Tour the largest glass museum in the world, the Corning Museum of Glass, home to over 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Step back into the late 19-century during dinner and wine tasting at the historic Belhurst Castle. B, D

Day 4: Niagara Falls, NY

Travel to Niagara Falls, NY for an elegant lunch at Top of the Falls Restaurant. Step back in time during a tour of Old Fort Niagara, which played a vital role during the colonial wars by protection access to the Great Lakes region. Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views of the Niagara River, and take part in exciting living history programs. Unpack for an overnight stay at the Doubletree by Hilton (or similar) hotel located along the upper Niagara River. B, L

Day 5: Mid-Ohio

Experience the majestic and humbling power of the great Niagara Falls when we board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to the base of Niagara’s three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Travel to mid- Ohio for an overnight stay. B, Hot Apps

Day 6: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: NY211012
  • Departure Date: October 12 2021
  • Return Date: October 17 2021
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PARIS PRE-CRUISE EXTENSION

  • Trip Code: CR211016
  • Departure Date: October 16 2021
  • Return Date: October 20 2021
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APPALACHIAN TRAIL EXPRESS

Experience small towns and big parks along the legendary Appalachian Trail on this Sunrise Tours exclusive.

Day 1: Knoxville

Depart on this one-of-a-kind tour that journeys along America’s great pilgrimage, the Appalachian Trail. Overnight in Knoxville, TN. D

Day 2: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

See America’s most popular National Park amidst fall foliage with a local expert. Stop for incredible views at the Newfound Gap and take your first steps on the Appalachian Trail. Continue to Cherokee, NC to learn about the culture and history of the Native Americans that have called this area home for thousands of years. Travel north in the valley of the A.T. for a one-night stay in central Virginia. B, D

Day 3: Trail Town, USA

Stop in Damascus, VA as A.T. “thru-hikers” have been doing for generations. Visit the brand-new Trail Center, dedicated to celebrating the unique history of the trail and those who accept the challenge. Enjoy lunch at the Damascus Old Mill and hear firsthand stories from an experienced thru-hiker. Continue to Staunton and check into the historic Hotel 24 South for a luxurious 2-night stay. B, L

Day 4: Staunton

Named one of the top 10 mountain towns by Southern Living, Staunton is known for its historic main street and classic Southern architecture. Visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and experience the history of the 28th President’s tumultuous term from the Spanish Flu pandemic to the first World War. After a guided tour of the area, enjoy time to explore all this great little town has to offer. B, D

Day 5: Skyline Drive

Depart Staunton and join up with the Blue Ridge Parkway on Skyline Drive. One of America’s most beautiful scenic routes, Skyline Drive runs parallel to the A.T. as you enter Shenandoah National Park. Check into Big Meadows Lodge for the first of two nights spent just steps away from the Appalachian Trail in historic park lodges! Enjoy dinner in the rustic lodge dining room. B, D

Day 6: Shenandoah National Park

Spend the day exploring beautiful Shenandoah National Park at your own leisure. Experience nature from along the trails nearby or from an armchair at the lodge. Watch for the park’s most famous wildlife, the American Black Bear. Feeling inspired to take a hike on the A.T.? Join your tour manager for an optional five-mile hike to our next stop.* By foot or by bus, enjoy the beautiful scenery as we move up the trail to our next historic lodge, Skyland Resort. B, L, D

Day 7: New River Gorge National Park

While the A.T. continues North, our journey turns West. Arrive in West Virginia for an afternoon at America’s newest National Park, New River Gorge. Enjoy lunch in the park at Adventures on the Gorge, a resort and lodge on the banks of the New River. Continue to Charleston for an overnight stay. B, L

Day 8: Return home. B

Note: *On Day 6, those not taking the optional hike will travel by bus to the resort separately. While not handicap accessible, the trail is well developed and can be accomplished by hikers capable of walking about two hours at a comfortable pace. Elevation and terrain will vary.

  • Trip Code: VA211020
  • Departure Date: October 20 2021
  • Return Date: October 27 2021
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