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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NASHVILLE SPRING

Day 1: Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

Check into the ideally located Drury Plaza Hotel, one of the newest and most luxurious in the Drury collection. Located in the heart of “Music City”, the Plaza is the perfect place from which to explore Nashville. Hot apps

Day 2: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Visit “The People’s President” Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the home and garden of our 7th President. The Mansion was the center of Jackson’s life as it served as his office, gathering hall and place of entertainment, and the 1-acre garden (beautiful in spring!) adjacent to the Mansion was favorite spot of the President and his wife, Rachel. Enjoy free time this afternoon (additional expense) to explore the area. Within blocks of the Plaza can be found dozens of restaurants, music halls, the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Johnny Cash Museum, the new National Museum of African American Music and more. B, D

Day 3: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Main Street, Franklin, TN

Experience spring in all its glory on a visit to Cheekwood Estate and Gardens during the annual Cheekwood in Bloom celebration, featuring over 150,000 blooming bulbs along with snowdrops, crocus, hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds, and dogwoods. Recognized as a “Great American Main Street” by the National Trust, downtown Franklin, TN has over 150 unique shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. Enjoy a local guided tour featuring antebellum homes, historic tales and the impressive stained-glass windows of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. B, hot apps

Day 4: Return home B

  • Trip Code: TN210429
  • Departure Date: April 29 2021
  • Return Date: May 02 2021
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NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST

Visit four National Parks, including America's newest, White Sands!

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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TULIP TIME IN PELLA

Day 1: Amana Colonies

The Amana Colonies are known for being one of America’s longest-lived communal societies. A local guide shows us what life was like from 18th century Germany to the present with stops at The Amana Heritage Museum and the General Store reminiscent of bygone days. A classic family- style dinner will bring you back to historical communal eating in the Colonies. D

Day 2: Des Moines, IA

Enjoy a guided tour of the Iowa State Capitol, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the US, with a stunning 23-karat gold dome and impressive glass floor in the rotunda. Visit the Living History Farms to learn the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. Unpack for a 2-night stay at the historic Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel (or similar). D

Day 3: Tulip Time

Pella, IA becomes a quaint European village alive with colorful tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun and more celebrating the 86th Tulip Time festival. Visit Pella’s Historical Village, Wyatt Earp’s childhood home, Vermeer Mill and Pella’s founding father’s home, the Scholte House. Spend the day browsing and experiencing a little bit of Holland in the Midwest. B

Day 4: Return home

Before heading home, stop at the American Gothic House and Center for a docent led tour of the house that inspired Grant Wood to paint American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world. B

  • Trip Code: IA210505
  • Departure Date: May 05 2021
  • Return Date: May 08 2021
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CREME DE LA CREME COACH

Featuring the Great Dames of Eastern Canada: Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa’s Tulip Festival! Crème de la Crème - the best of the best - is the perfect description for this tour. Highlights include 8 nights in 4 luxurious and historic Fairmont Canadian hotels in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa; each newly revitalized to their unique luxurious character!

Day 1: Michigan, D

Day 2: Toronto, Ontario

Head northeast to trendy Toronto for a twonight stay in the centrally located 4-star Fairmont Royal York with hand-painted ceilings and glamorous chandeliers that harken back to it’s opening in 1929. Attend a live theater production (TBD) in the Toronto Theatre District, the largest in Canada. Note: Fly tour arrives in Toronto to board coach. B, D

Day 3: Toronto, Ontario

Explore the bustling city of Toronto with a local expert. After lunch, rise 1,136 ft in 58 seconds to the observation deck of the CN Tower for an eagle’s eye view of the city. Afternoon free to explore. B, L

Day 4: Quebec City, Quebec

Travel to Quebec and enjoy a traditional sugar shack dinner experience with live entertainment and poured “taffy on snow” for dessert. Standing grand on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, 5-star Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (three-night stay) is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it IS the heart of Old Québec! B, D

Day 5: Quebec City, Quebec

Join our local guide for informative exploration of the most European of North American cities, Quebec City. See the massive stone architecture, the heavily fortified walls and the charm of Old Quebec City. This afternoon is free to explore, shop and acclimate into the local culture before dinner at the historic Aux Anciens Canadiens for traditional Quebec fare. B, D

Day 6: Quebec City, Quebec

Visit Montmorency Falls for a memorable cable car ride to the top to savor lunch at Manoir Montmorency and time to enjoy top of the falls views of the Isle de Orleans and St. Lawrence River. Travel east to St. Anne de Beaupre, the impressive basilica attracts more than a million pilgrims and visitors each year! B, L

Day 7: Montreal, Quebec

Travel to Montreal for a stay at the 4-star Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. A local tour guide will acquaint us with Montreal’s cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of old and new as we see all the “must-see sights” including Montreal’s crown jewel, the Notre-Dame Basilica. B, D

Day 8: Ottawa, Ontario

Journey to Canada’s beautiful capital city of Ottawa for a two-night stay at the 4-star Fairmont Château Laurier, a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French Château. Visit Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, The Canadian Museum of History. B, D

Day 9: Canadian Tulip Festival

Discover the sites of Ottawa and the Tulip Festival, featuring more than three million tulips. Board a 100% electric boat for a cruise tour on the Rideau Canal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn about its historic engineering and enjoy views of Ottawa’s highlights. The evening is free for you to explore. B

Day 10: Niagara USA

Cross the US border into Niagara Falls, NY for dinner at Top of the Falls featuring eagle eye views of the majestic falls. Overnight stay at the Double Tree by Hilton, located along the upper Niagara River. B, D

Day 11: Niagara Falls State Park

Did you know 3,160 tons of water flow over the falls every second? Board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride under the falls! This afternoon travel west to Ohio for dinner and an overnight stay. B, D

Day 12: Return home B

  • Trip Code: CN210506
  • Departure Date: May 06 2021
  • Return Date: May 17 2021
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CREME DE LA CREME FLY

Featuring the Great Dames of Eastern Canada: Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa’s Tulip Festival! Crème de la Crème - the best of the best - is the perfect description for this tour. Highlights include 8 nights in 4 luxurious and historic Fairmont Canadian hotels in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa; each newly revitalized to their unique luxurious character!

Day 1: Toronto, Ontario

Fly into trendy Toronto for a two night stay in the centrally located 4-star Fairmont Royal York with hand-painted ceilings and glamorous chandeliers that harken back to it’s opening in 1929. Attend a live theater production (TBD) in the Toronto Theatre District, the largest in Canada. Note: Fly tour arrives in Toronto to board coach. B, D

Day 2: Toronto, Ontario

Explore the bustling city of Toronto with a local expert. After lunch, rise 1,136 ft in 58 seconds to the observation deck of the CN Tower for an eagle’s eye view of the city. Afternoon free to explore. B, L

Day 3: Quebec City, Quebec

Travel to Quebec and enjoy a traditional sugar shack dinner experience with live entertainment and poured “taffy on snow” for dessert. Standing grand on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, 5-star Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (three-night stay) is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it IS the heart of Old Québec! B, D

Day 4: Quebec City, Quebec

Join our local guide for informative exploration of the most European of North American cities, Quebec City. See the massive stone architecture, the heavily fortified walls and the charm of Old Quebec City. This afternoon is free to explore, shop and acclimate into the local culture before dinner at the historic Aux Anciens Canadiens for traditional Quebec fare. B, D

Day 5: Quebec City, Quebec

Visit Montmorency Falls for a memorable cable car ride to the top to savor lunch at Manoir Montmorency and time to enjoy top of the falls views of the Isle de Orleans and St. Lawrence River. Travel east to St. Anne de Beaupre, the impressive basilica attracts more than a million pilgrims and visitors each year! B, L

Day 6: Montreal, Quebec

Travel to Montreal for a stay at the 4-star Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. A local tour guide will acquaint us with Montreal’s cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of old and new as we see all the “must-see sights” including Montreal’s crown jewel, the Notre-Dame Basilica. B, D

Day 7: Ottawa, Ontario

Journey to Canada’s beautiful capital city of Ottawa for a two-night stay at the 4-star Fairmont Château Laurier, a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry reminiscent of a French Château. Visit Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, The Canadian Museum of History. B, D

Day 8: Canadian Tulip Festival

Discover the sites of Ottawa and the Tulip Festival, featuring more than three million tulips. Board a 100% electric boat for a cruise tour on the Rideau Canal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn about its historic engineering and enjoy views of Ottawa’s highlights. The evening is free for you to explore. B

Day 9: Niagara USA

Cross the US border into Niagara Falls, NY for dinner at Top of the Falls featuring eagle eye views of the majestic falls. Overnight stay at the Double Tree by Hilton, located along the upper Niagara River. B, D

Day 10: Niagara Falls State Park

Did you know 3,160 tons of water flow over the falls every second? Board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride under the falls! This afternoon travel west to Ohio for dinner and an overnight stay. B, D

Day 11: Flight home from Cleveland, OH B

  • Trip Code: CN210507
  • Departure Date: May 07 2021
  • Return Date: May 17 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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EMPIRE STATE GARDENS

Featuring New York City and the picturesque Hudson Valley

Day 1: Ohio

Travel east through Ohio for an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Poughkeepsie, NY

Journey across Pennsylvania to New York. Dine at Shadows on the Hudson, a waterfront restaurant featuring standout views of the Hudson River. Unpack for a two-night stay at the ideally located Hampton Inn Poughkeepsie. B, D

Day 3: The Best of Hudson River Valley

Get to know America’s longest serving U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with a guided tour of his lifelong home “Springwood,” museum, gardens and final resting place. Explore the training grounds of future top chefs and savor their culinary creations at an elegant farm-to-table lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Continue to the 54-room Vanderbilt mansion adorned with formal, Italian style gardens, for a guided tour. B, L

Day 4: Beauty, Brains and Brawn

Find matchless beauty at Boscobel House and Gardens. This Neoclassical mansion and 68- acre grounds houses the finest collection of decorative art from the Federal period. Savor lunch at West Point in the historic Thayer Hotel, surrounded by Old World charm. Tour the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the oldest military academy in the country. Walk the paths of generals and presidents as you trace the footsteps of our country’s great leaders. Check into our area hotel for a three-night stay. B, L

Day 5: Living Works of Art

Explore the spectacular “living works of art” that are Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden. Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx featuring spectacular views of the Hudson River and Palisades. Founded in 1891, the 250-acre NY Botanical Garden is a treasure of the Bronx and boasts the title of the largest botanical garden in an American city. B, D

Day 6: Fixtures to Flowers,a New York City tour

Join a local expert and explore the Big Apple today! See New York City fixtures like Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center and revel in the refinement of Central Park – including the six-acre Conservatory Garden featuring three distinct styles – and the High Line. The tour will culminate in a visit to poignant 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero and admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Ascend to the top of One World Observatory, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, for incredible panoramic views of New York City! B, D

Day 7: Pennsylvania

Depart the Big Apple and visit Hershey Gardens in the “sweet” town of Hershey, PA before traveling to eastern Ohio to overnight. Opened in 1937 as a small garden of roses, Hershey Gardens has blossomed into a stately 23 acres of botanical beauty, including a butterfly atrium. B, D

Day 8: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: NY210525
  • Departure Date: May 25 2021
  • Return Date: June 01 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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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

 

Return to St. Louis having had a very “Grand” vacation! B

  • Trip Code: MI210606
  • Departure Date: June 06 2021
  • Return Date: June 11 2021
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