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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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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ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

A custom Sunrise itinerary featuring a visit to Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle and the world-famous Edinburgh Tattoo

Day 1: Overnight flight (D, B included in flight)

Day 2: London Arrive this morning and begin a British extravaganza with a guided panoramic tour of London. See Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and much more before checking into the Lancaster Gate Hotel, located just steps from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, for a two-night stay. D

Day 3: London

Visit Westminster Abbey. An integral part of London’s history for almost 1,000 years, it has been the site of every coronation since 1066, numerous royal weddings and the funeral of Princess Diana. Enter the Tower of London to learn of its fascinating (and sometimes bloody) history and get an up-close view of the Crown Jewels. B, D

Day 4: Stonehenge and Highclere Castle

Mysterious and magical, Stonehenge is Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument, built in stages from 3,000 BC. Enjoy a tour of Highclere Castle and Gardens, site of the PBS hit TV series and movie, Downton Abbey. The privately-owned castle is open for tours on a very limited schedule – don’t miss out! Continue to the Georgian town of Bath for an overnight stay at the four-star Abbey Hotel. B, D

Day 5: Bath - Stratford Upon Avon

Located on the site of ancient springs, extensive Roman Baths offer a glimpse into the ancient civilization’s impact on southern England. Explore Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and see the house and impressive gardens where the famous bard was born and grew up. Check into the Marriott Liverpool City for a two-night stay. B, D

Day 6: “The Beatles”

An immersive journey at The Beatles Story Museum explains how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to dizzying heights of fame and fortune from humble beginnings. Visit the Cavern Club, where the Beatles made their first appearance in February 1961 after playing extensively in Germany. They would play the Cavern Club 292 times from 1961-1963. Board the Mersey Ferry for views of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage riverfront. B, D

Day 7: Lake District

A scenic drive through England’s Lake District National Park features incredible views of Lake Windermere, made famous in the writings of Beatrix Potter. Cross into Scotland at Gretna Green, the first village in Scotland on the old coach route from London to Edinburgh and site of countless “runaway marriages” over the years. Overnight at the Village Hotel Glasgow. B, D

Day 8: Loch Ness

Continue north to the Scottish Highlands, a land of romance and dramatic landscapes, where sharp eyes will come in handy on a cruise of Loch Ness, the inky home of mythical Nessie. Enjoy a three-night stay in the Highlands at the Craiglynne Hotel, located just a short walk to the town center of Grantown-on-Spey. The hotel dates back to Victorian times and is located just outside Cairgorns National Park, a perfect location from which to explore the region. B, D

Day 9: Eilean Donan Castle

Dating back to 1214, Eilean Donan Castle stands on an islet connected to a causeway in Loch Duich. One of the most famous in Scotland, the completely restored castle has been featured in many movies (including Highlander) and displays fine furniture and paintings from its storied history. B, D

Day 10: Glenlivet Distillery

Taste a bit of Scotland on a visit to the Glenlivet Distillery, set high in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains in one of the most scenic glens in the Scottish Highlands. Feel the ancient history of Scotland with a visit to Clava Cairns, a circular chamber tomb from the Bronze Age common to the region. B, D

Day 11: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Explore Blair Castle, the traditional seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home of the only private army in Europe – the Atholl Highlanders. The interactive British Golf Museum tells the story of the national game and some of its most famous champions. A sure highlight of your vacation, the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an unforgettable spectacle! Performed by British Armed Forces and international military bands, the Tattoo is televised in over 40 countries and watched by hundreds of millions, but nothing compares to the sounds and sights of experiencing it in person! Spend two nights at the Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield. B, D

Day 12: Edinburgh

Housing the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most imposing fortresses in the world. Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia, launched in 1953 and host to the Royal Family for 968 official voyages until its retirement in 1997. The official residence of the Queen in Scotland, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, was the home of Mary, Queen of Scots for six years and where Prince Charles Edward Stewart held court in 1745. Cap your Scottish experience with another night of entertainment at the Taste of Scotland Show at Prestonfield House. B, D

Day 13: Fly home from Edinburgh

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  • Trip Code: EN210801
  • Departure Date: August 01 2021
  • Return Date: August 13 2021
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BAR HARBOR AND CANADIAN MARITIME PROVINCES

Day 1: Fly to Boston Area

Board a flight for Boston and travel north to central Maine for a one-night stay. D

Day 2: Bar Harbor

Travel “down east” to picturesque Bar Harbor, Maine. Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the “stern and rockbound coast” more picturesque than Acadia National Park! With a local expert, explore the Loop Road, including stops for pictures of Cadillac Mountain and more. Enjoy a delightful dinner at the Jordan Pond House and a special overnight stay at the Bluenose Inn with sweeping views of Frenchman Bay. B, D

Day 3: Bay of Fundy Ferry

With passports in hand we are off to St. John, New Brunswick to board a ferry for a cruise across the Bay of Fundy, one of Canada’s Natural Wonders. En route, you may spot a whale playing in the high tides before arriving in coastal Digby, Nova Scotia. From there travel across scenic Nova Scotia to Halifax for a twonight stay near the Harbor Waterfront. B, D

Day 4: Peggy’s Cove and Halifax

Today is full of history and fun, so bring your cameras and sunglasses! Make the journey to picturesque Peggy’s Cove to visit the rustic charm of this famous fishing village and lighthouse. Our local guide will lead us back to Halifax to explore its legacy and charm. B, D

Day 5: Baddeck

After a leisurely breakfast, take time to explore more of historic downtown Halifax on your own. Continue to Baddeck, Nova Scotia for a two-night stay at the Silver Dart Lodge, a huge hit with past Sunrise travelers, and experience their warm Cape Breton hospitality. B, D

Day 6: Cabot Trail

Spend the day on one of Canada’s most famous scenic drives – The Cabot Trail. Stop to visit the “hookers” making rugs and take many photos from viewpoints high above the Atlantic Ocean. B, L

Day 7: Prince Edward Island

Visit one of Canada’s most popular sites, the impressive Alexander Graham Bell Museum overlooking Bras d’Or Lake. Cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island aboard MV Holiday Island Ferry, featuring outdoor seating with stunning views and indoor seating with music and entertainment for a two-night stay in Charlottetown, PEI. B, D

Day 8: Prince Edward Island

Explore this intriguing island and visit Anne of Green Gables sites, beautiful coastlines and quaint villages. Enjoy Cavendish Boardwalk before dinner and a performance at the premier Confederation of the Arts Centre Theatre (Show TBD). B, D

Day 9: St. John, NB

Cross the picturesque, nine-mile Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick to see a natural phenomenon – the Hopewell Rocks – you must see them to believe them! Dine at the historic Union Club, founded in 1884, before checking into the luxurious Chateau Saint John. B, D

Day 10: St. Andrews

Visit the seaside town of St. Andrews before we continue to central Maine and a farewell dinner at the Governor Hill Mansion, a grand Colonial Revival home built with brick from St. Louis! Overnight in central Maine. B, D

Day 11: Return flight home from Boston B

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  • Trip Code: CN210808
  • Departure Date: August 08 2021
  • Return Date: August 18 2021
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND MORE

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: WY210814
  • Departure Date: August 14 2021
  • Return Date: August 24 2021
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CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PARKS AND LAS VEGAS

Discover the power of Yosemite to move your spirit just as John Muir called it “Nature’s Temple”

Day 1: Fly into San Francisco area D

Day 2: Yosemite National Park

Travel south along the east side of El Dorado National Forest to Yosemite National Park, our nation’s 3rd designated national park. Get your first looks at the strength of the granite, the beauty of the waterfalls and the tranquility of the High Sierra travelling across Tioga Road through Yosemite Valley! Continue west to El Portal to unpack your bags for a 2-night stay on the western edge of Yosemite at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge featuring rooms overlooking the scenic Merced River. B, D

Day 3: Yosemite Valley

Awake to the impressive scenery and travel into the park to the award-winning Majestic Lodge Dining Room for a gourmet lunch. Explore the rugged beauty of Yosemite Valley this afternoon aboard an open-air tram and discover views of waterfalls, deep valleys and rock formations. With such spectacular scenery, it’s easy to grasp why Yosemite is one of the nation’s most photographed parks! B, L

Day 4: Sequoia National Park

The sounds and scenes from the era of steam powered railroad logging come to life aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. After a delicious lunch, travel south to Sequoia National Park; the 2nd US national park designated in 1890. Unpack for 2 nights in the park at Wuksachi Lodge. Surrounded by the sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks, the alpine, rustic mountain lodge promises a distinctive relaxing stay. Perhaps a “walk in the park” in the fresh air this evening? B, L

Day 5: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

After breakfast, it’s time to explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with a guide from the Sequoia Field Institute. These parks are home to giants: immense mountains, deep canyons and huge trees. Take a deep breath of the pine-scented fresh air and behold one of the oldest living things in the world, the General Grant Tree, named the Nation’s Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Return to the hotel for dinner. B, L, D

Day 6: Tumpisa

Cross the edge of the Mojave Desert into Death Valley National Park. Named by Native Americans as “Tumpisa” meaning rock paint for its clay bottom, the Valley is known as having the lowest point in the western hemisphere. Our overnight stay puts us right in the center of the Park at the newly renovated and rebranded The Ranch at Death Valley! Take a swim in a spring fed pool and enjoy the stars which blanket the brilliant sky. B, D

Day 7: Death Valley National Park

Embark on a journey of a wonderland that stretches as far as the eye can see on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Our guide from the Field Institute will share all the interesting features and stories of the Park including the stunning Mesquite Flats, Stovepipe Wells, Zabriski Point and Badwater. This evening, travel to Las Vegas, NV and The Golden Nugget for an overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: Return flight home

  • Trip Code: CA210820
  • Departure Date: August 20 2021
  • Return Date: August 27 2021
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THE DAKOTAS

Day 1: Dakota Dunes

Saddle up for our Dakota Adventure! Travel to Dakota Dunes, SD for dinner and an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota, is our first stop in the Dakotas. Take a guided tour of the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial, commemorating the lead ship of her class in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1947. After a visit to the triple waterfall at Falls Park and lunch at the Falls Overlook Cafe, visit the largest collection of art by renowned American artist Terry Redlin at the Redlin Art Center. B, L

Day 3: Bismarck

Tour the Hjemkomst Interpretive Center in Moorhead, MN including a Hopperstad Stave Church replica and the Hjemkomst Viking Ship. Journey across North Dakota to the capital city of Bismarck. Experience the state’s 600 million years of geologic past during a visit to the North Dakota Heritage Center. Head west into the North Dakota Badlands for a 2-night stay at the historic Rough Riders Hotel in the heart of downtown Medora. B, D

Day 4: Exploring Medora

Join our local expert for a guided tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a habitat for bison, elk and prairie dogs where the Great Plains meets the rugged Badlands. Spend afternoon leisure time in the authentic Old West town of Medora or enjoy more time in the park and the Painted Canyon. Enjoy the nationally-acclaimed Pitchfork Steak Fondue dinner before we mosey over to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre for a live performance of the musical variety show, Medora Musical. B, D

Day 5: Deadwood

Journey south into Deadwood, South Dakota and see firsthand where legendary wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and other gold rush characters made their name in the historic town that puts the “wild” in Wild West. Continue into the Black Hills for a stop at Wind Cave National Park, where bison and elk roam on the prairie, and one of the most complex cave systems in the world is hidden below. Check in for a 2-night stay in Rapid City. B, L

Day 6: Black Hills

Enjoy spectacular close-ups as we take a jeep tour amidst herds of buffalo and elk through the rolling hills of Custer State Park. After lunch at the State Game Lodge, learn about the heritage of the plains Sioux at Crazy Horse Memorial and visit the iconic Mt. Rushmore National Monument, including a unique view and photo stop at the side profile of George Washington. B, L

Day 7: Badlands National Park

Experience the rugged beauty of Badlands National Park on a morning drive. Look for bighorn sheep and prairie dogs as you wind through the colorful geological formations that contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Visit the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Delta-9 Silo, where a missile from the Cold War arms race sits beneath the prairie. Continue to the capital of South Dakota, Pierre, for an overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: De Smet

After a guided tour of the South Dakota State Capitol building, head south to De Smet, the childhood home of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder and the setting of six of her books. Enjoy a guided tour and the chance to relive the pioneer days of growing up on the Dakota prairie. Overnight in Dakota Dunes. B, D

Day 9: Return home

Return to St. Louis with a greater appreciation of the days of yore in the Wild West. B

  • Trip Code: ND210826
  • Departure Date: August 26 2021
  • Return Date: September 03 2021
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