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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MAGNOLIA MARKET AND MORE!

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  • Trip Code: TX210518
  • Departure Date: May 18 2021
  • Return Date: May 23 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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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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EUROPE IN WISCONSIN

Day 1: Wisconsin

Leave your passports at home; our European vacation is in Wisconsin! Enjoy a welcome dinner on beautiful Lake Nagawicka in Hartland, WI before unpacking for a 2-night stay in west Milwaukee. D

Day 2: Milwaukee - “Munich of the West”

Our local step-on guide will take us on a tour of Milwaukee...Euro-style! Afterwards, a tour of the opulent Pabst Mansion, and free time in the quaint Old World Third Street district for shopping and lunch on your own. This afternoon, we’ll begin our journey, similar to the European immigrants of Wisconsin, aboard a canal boat. As we cruise along the river, imagine how it felt arriving in Milwaukee while enjoying the outstanding views of its modern and historic icons and buildings on the shores of downtown. Bring your appetite to Milwaukee’s most famous restaurant since 1902, Mader’s German Restaurant, for dinner and an opportunity to see the extensive Stein collection and hummel figurines in their Tower Gallery. B, D

Day 3: Stoughton – “Norway”

See a glimpse of the multicultural European influence at Old World Wisconsin, before visiting Stoughton, a town that at the turn of the 19th century had the largest number of Norwegian immigrants in Wisconsin. Tour the new Livsreise “Life’s Journey” museum and savor a midday "maltid" at the Sons of Norway Lodge. A guided tour of Stoughton highlights the 21st century changes before traveling further west. Check into the Chalet Landhaus, New Glarus, Wisconsin, the “Little Switzerland” of America, for the next 2 nights. B, L

Day 4: New Glarus – “Switzerland”

After a hearty breakfast, journey to Pendarvis, historical site of the Cornwall immigrant miners in the “European” town of Mineral Point. Travel to the Norwegian town of Mount Horeb, known as the troll capital of the world. Return to New Glarus, “Swisconsin”, with its emblems of Swiss cantons adorning the downtown buildings and street signs. This evening, welcome a savory Swiss dinner complete with yodeling and long horn musical entertainment! B, D

Day 5: Return home

No trip to Wisconsin feels complete without a stop to pick up cheese! We’ll tour the Swiss- American Alp & Dell/Roth Kase, the fastest growing specialty cheese factory in the country. B

  • Trip Code: WI210706
  • Departure Date: July 06 2021
  • Return Date: July 10 2021
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND MORE JULY

Day 1: South Sioux City, IA D

Day 2: Rapid City, SD

Explore the impressive Badlands of South Dakota today and enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug Store and a twonight stay in Rapid City, SD. B, D

Day 3: Rapid City, SD

A local guide will take us to visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills. Travel to Custer State Park featuring 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pristine lakes and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour into one of the largest herds of bison in North America. Enjoy lunch in the historic State Game Lodge where Presidents Eisenhower and Coolidge dined. B, L

Day 4: Cody, WY

En route to Cody, WY see Devil’s Tower and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Tonight, we will relax in the comforts of Cody Cowboy Village, a luxury log cabin lodging surrounded by scenic mountains to be enjoyed from the chairs on your cabin’s porch. Dinner and entertainment at the acclaimed Cody Cattle Company this evening. B, D

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park

Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West before traveling into Yellowstone National Park. Unpack your bags for a two-night stay at the newly remodeled Grant Village, located near the West Thumb inside the park, which affords us easy access to the many sites featured in the first national park in the world. B, D

Day 6: Yellowstone comes alive!

Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy the best of Yellowstone with a ranger guide, a day of geological wonders and plenty of wildlife. Enjoy dinner in the Old Faithful Inn, one of the few remaining log hotels in the United States and featuring a 65-foot ceiling in the lobby and the rhyolite fireplace. B, D

Day 7: Jackson, WY

Head south to Moose, Wyoming and follow your nose towards the aromatic campfire smoke to savor a good old-fashioned Dornan’s Chuckwagon lunch. Enjoy a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop and a narration about the region’s wildlife, history, and geology. Continue into historic Jackson for leisure time to explore Jackson Square and a two-night stay. B, L

Day 8: Jackson, WY

Tour the National Museum of Wildlife Art overlooking the National Elk Refuge and enjoy a free afternoon in Jackson. B

Day 9: Cheyenne, WY

Enjoy a guided tour of the Wyoming Frontier Prison whose colorful past is a remnant of the grizzly old west and roll into Cheyenne for dinner and an overnight stay. B, D

Day 10: Union Pacific Rail Line

The East meets West on the Rail Line in North Platte, NE where a visit to the Golden Spike Tower starts with a BBQ lunch and a guided tour of the Canteen and Tower with impressive view of the world’s largest railroad yard. More than 150 trains and 10,000 rail cars a day enter Bailey Yard! Overnight in Lincoln, NE. B, L

Day 11: Return home B

  • Trip Code: WY210710
  • Departure Date: July 10 2021
  • Return Date: July 20 2021
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ICELAND

As of printing, the entire population of Iceland is scheduled to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of May, 2021

Day 1: Overnight flight

Fly to Reykjavik. (D, B in flight)

Day 2: Welcome to Iceland

After an overnight flight, arrive in Reykjavik and enjoy an introductory tour of the capital of Iceland, the northernmost capital in the world, before a short journey to Hella for a 5-night stay at the Stracta Hotel. There is an Icelandic horse farm located next to the Stracta Hotel, affording an opportunity for you to see these iconic animals up close (time permitting). D

Day 3: Golden Circle An awe-inspiring visit to three of Iceland's most important spots: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geyser Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Gullfoss, "the golden falls", is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá River. See the steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. The original geyser is now dormant and has been replaced by Strokkur, “the Churn", which erupts at 5-10-minute intervals. Next stop is the ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. B, D

Day 4: South Shore with optional glacier hike

Highlights today include the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, the 60-meterhigh Skógafoss Waterfall and the narrow Seljalandsfoss Waterfall with a trail that leads behind the falls – be prepared to get wet! Visit Skogar Folk Museum with a selection of turf houses. Take an optional glacier walk (additional expense, hiking boots required) or a visit to the bird cliffs and lava beaches near Vík. B, D

Day 5: Westman Islands

Ahoy! Take a short ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Explore the town of Heimaey and this extraordinary island by foot and by bus. The volcanic eruption here in 1973 is considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland in recent history. After the evacuation of the inhabitants, and during the 5 months while the eruption lasted, there was much uncertainty as to whether the island could ever be repopulated. During our tour to the Westman Islands we explore bird cliffs, walk up the volcano crater and visit "Pompeii of the North", a volcanic excavation project. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander around the town of Heimaey. B, D

Day 6: Vatnajökull National Park

Soak in amazing scenery on a trip to the southern part of the Vatnajökull National Park, home of Europe's largest glacier and Jökulsárlón, a glacier lagoon with floating icebergs. B, D

Day 7: Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik

Take a less traveled route around Reykjanes Peninsula as diverse geological features, the hot springs of Krýsuvík, mountains, lava fields, amazing bird cliffs, moonlike landscapes and fishing villages are on today's itinerary. The tour ends with a visit (and optional swim!) to the famous Blue Lagoon (subject to availability). Return to Reykjavik for a twonight stay at the Centerhotel Arnarhvoll. B, D

Day 8: Free day

Our convenient downtown location is a great spot from which to explore the Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Options (some require additional cost) you may consider include; Puffin boat tour, ascend the Hallgrímskírkja Tower for incredible views, visit the National Museum of Iceland or the Saga Viking Museum. B, D

Day 9: Return Home (B in flight)

  • Trip Code: EU210713
  • Departure Date: July 13 2021
  • Return Date: July 21 2021
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NORTHWEST COAST

Travel north from San Francisco to Seattle and discover the magic of this corner of the world where the coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches, towering rock cliffs and an endless array of marine creatures and remarkable tall trees.

Day 1: San Francisco, CA

Fly into San Francisco and unpack for a twonight stay at the Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman’s Wharf’s. D

Day 2: Explore San Francisco

Experience the architecture of the “city by the bay”, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, Cable Cars and countless breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy leisure time in Sausalito before returning to Pier 43½ to board a comfortable boat for a narrated Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring views of Alcatraz Island. B, D

Day 3: Avenue of the Giants

Hop on Highway 101 and head north through wine country to the gateway of the redwoods, the Avenue of the Giants scenic drive with some of the tallest and oldest coastal redwoods on display. Arrive Humboldt State Park visitor center for a guided walk in the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Overnight in Eureka, CA area. B, D

Day 4: Magnificent Redwoods

Grab your camera and feast your eyes on the magnificent redwoods on a gondola ride at the Trees of Mystery, stop at both Redwood National and State Park an overnight in Crescent City, CA. B, D

Day 5: Florence

Follow the coastline north to Florence, OR for an exhilarating Giant Dune Buggy Ride up and over the massive sand dunes that characterize this coastal area. Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse on the Pacific Coast and continue to Newport for a two-night stay with private ocean view balconies at a Sunrise favorite, the Elizabeth Street Inn. B, D Day 6: Oregon Coast

Board the 65’ Discovery for a naturalist-led marine discovery cruise – watch for whales, sea lions, seals, lighthouses and more! Visit the top attraction on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, for a behind-the scenes tour and lunch overlooking the Passages of the Deep exhibit. Marvel at spectacular ocean views from the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Under starry skies, enjoy a beachfront bonfire with s’mores (weather permitting). B, L Day 7: Astoria

Visit the “Whale Watching Capitol of the Oregon Coast,” Depoe Bay, and watch for the resident pod of grey whales. Take a self-guided tour and sample some of the award-winning products at Tillamook Cheese Factory before a leisurely walk along Cannon Beach to see “Haystack Rock,” a geological Oregon landmark. Arrive in Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, for dinner and an overnight stay overlooking the Columbia River. B, D

Day 8: Coastal History

Learn about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and Columbia River Bar Pilots during a morning visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Stop at Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about the devasting 1980 eruption and this geologically intense area. Arrive in Seattle for a two-night stay. B, D

Day 9: Explore Seattle

Enjoy a morning ascension in the iconic Space Needle for spectacular city views followed by free time at the nation’s oldest farmer market, Pike Place Market. Learn about Seattle’s pioneer history during a visit to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and see salmon migrate up the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks. B, D

Day 10: Fly home B

  • Trip Code: OR210723
  • Departure Date: July 23 2021
  • Return Date: August 01 2021
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CARDINALS VS REDS AND INDIANS

Day 1: Cincinnati game one

 

Travel to Cincinnati and see the first of two games and the division rival Reds, the surprising winners of a 2020 wild card playoff berth. Spend two nights in the Queen City. D

 

Day 2: Cincinnati game two

 

Experience the powerful story of struggles for freedom around the world at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Enjoy a free afternoon before another exciting game at Great American Ballpark. Will someone hit a homer to right into the Ohio River today? B, D

 

Day 3: Cleveland

 

Travel to Cleveland and check into the impressive new Drury Plaza Cleveland Downtown. A former Board of Education Building, the Plaza has been completely renovated into a luxury hotel featuring incredible murals in the lobby painted in 1931 by Cora Holden. Located just a few blocks from Progressive Field, the Drury Plaza is an ideal location to experience the excitement of downtown Cleveland. B, hot apps

 

Day 4: Cleveland game one

 

Learn about steel barons, Playhouse Square (the largest performing arts center in the country outside NYC), the day Lake Erie caught fire and much more during a local guided tour of Cleveland. B, L

 

Day 5: Cleveland game two

 

Featuring expansive views of Lake Erie, the I.M. Pei designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum houses millions of iconic Rock and Roll artifacts, exhibits and pictures that will thrill any fan of Rock. B, hot apps

 

Day 6: Return home B 

  • Trip Code: OH210724
  • Departure Date: July 24 2021
  • Return Date: July 29 2021
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