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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GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC TOUR

Day 1: Nashville & Opryland Hotel

The International Bluegrass Music Museum features a Hall of Fame, instrument display and exhibits of great bluegrass musicians like genre creator Bill Monroe. Explore the history and hear a real bluegrass band before heading to Nashville with a song in your heart! Check into the legendary Gaylord Opryland Hotel where 9 acres of lush gardens and indoor pools at this iconic property will be a highlight. Cap the night with dinner and a show at the famous Grand Ole Opry, the heart and soul of country music. D

Day 2: Country Music Hall of Fame

Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, an immersive experience of the sights and sounds of this uniquely American form of music. Located in downtown Nashville, the Hall underwent a $100 million renovation and expansion in 2014, making it an essential stop in any music fan’s travels. Enjoy a “historic” tour of the Belle Meade Plantation, the scenic location of one of the most famous American thoroughbred farms of the 19th century. After lunch on Music Row, tour Nashville featuring Vanderbilt University, the Parthenon and more with a local guide. B, L

Day 3: Memphis

Tour the Johnny Cash Museum and taste a “Goo-Goo” before heading west to Memphis; the birthplace of great American music and home to the fabulous Blues, Rock ‘n Roll and Soul music sound. Take a peek inside the iconic Bass Bro Shop erected in the Memphis Pyramid. Check into the new hotel, The Guest House at Graceland, where the unique accommodations are inspired by warm hospitality even Elvis himself would expect. B, D

Day 4: Graceland

Explore Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate featuring his home, original business office, trophy building and Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family are laid to rest. Explore the new state of the art Elvis entertainment complex including the expansive Car Museum. Enjoy a local guided tour of Memphis with special attention paid to the music that has made Memphis famous. Find your rhythm and blues while listening to a local musician while savoring “supper” on Beale Street. B, D

Day 5: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: TN210902
  • Departure Date: September 02 2021
  • Return Date: September 06 2021
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DOOR COUNTY

Day 1: Port Washington, WI

Located on Lake Michigan, the charming community of Port Washington has been described as having “a New England fishing village charm.” Enjoy dinner with lake views at Sunrise favorite Newport Shores Restaurant. D

Day 2: Sturgeon Bay, WI

Ascend the Port Washington Lighthouse (optional) and continue to Manitowoc to explore the Wisconsin Maritime Museum including a docent-guided tour of USS Cobia, the nation’s most completely restored WWII submarine. Arrive in Door County, one of the top ten vacation destinations in North America as described by Money magazine. Enjoy free time in the lovely lakeside community of Sturgeon Bay and the hospitality and amenities of the waterfront Bridgeport Resort (or similar), home for the next three nights. B, D

Day 3: Door County

Travel to the quaint town of Fish Creek, the country’s “most walkable village” with amazing galleries, gift shops and casual outdoor eateries. You will have time to explore and eat lunch on your own; try one of their farm-to-table menus. This afternoon captures the spirit of Door Country on a “Fish Creek Boat Tour” that combines scenery, wildlife and human history. View the beautiful homes along “Millionaire’s (Cottage) Row”; then from Chambers Island “thread the needle” between Adventure and Strawberry Islands. Learn about the unique history of Sven’s Bluff, the 1900’s girls Camp Menagha and Door County’s early European settlers. Visit Peninsula State Park, the crown jewel of Wisconsin state parks, including a guided tour of one of the five historic lighthouses. Complete the day with an authentic Door County fish boil, watch the sunset and see the famous “boil over.” B, D

Day 4: Door County

Discover the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula with sandy beaches and rocky shoreline cliffs. Tour Bjorklunden’s Boynton Chapel and enjoy a leisurely walk along the shore in Whitefish Dunes State Park and learn about the limestone sea caves that are nestled along the sea line. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Bridgeport or take a stroll along the lake or into Sturgeon Bay. B, L

Day 5: Wisconsin

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, before we depart for southern Wisconsin. In Racine, tour the SC Johnson Company HQ, including the 1939 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building, which has been recognized as one of the top 25 buildings of the 20th century. Overnight in Racine. B, D

Day 6: Return Home

Of course no visit to Wisconsin is complete without cheese! So before departing Wisconsin, visit a local cheese house for delicious samples and an opportunity to purchase favorites. Then it’s homeward bound – refreshed and rejuvenated from our Midwest Cape Cod experience. B

  • Trip Code: WI210906
  • Departure Date: September 06 2021
  • Return Date: September 11 2021
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CANYONLANDS OF SOUTHERN UTAH

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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

 

normal">Day 9: Fly Home

 

Reflect on the incomparable natural beauty we have explored as we fly home. B

 

  • Trip Code: UT210908
  • Departure Date: September 08 2021
  • Return Date: September 16 2021
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NEW YORK CITY AND HUDSON VALLEY

Day 1: Ohio

Travel east through Ohio for an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Fishkill, NY

Journey across Pennsylvania to New York. Dine at Blu Pointe on the Hudson Restaurant featuring great views of the Hudson River. Travel to Fishkill, NY for a 2-night stay. B, D

Day 3: The Roosevelts

Get to know one of the 20th Century’s most admired women, Eleanor Roosevelt, in her modest home and private retreat, “Val-Kill”, with a guided tour. Continue the Roosevelt experience this afternoon with a guided tour of the lifelong home “Springwood”, museum, gardens and final resting place of America’s longest serving U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park. There will be ample time to explore the new $6 million enhancements to the exhibits recounting his presidency with rarely seen artifacts. B, D

Day 4: West Point and Times Square

Tour the US 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. Savor lunch at West Point in the historic Hotel Thayer surrounded by Old World charm. Head to New York City and visit iconic Times Square for time to explore on your own. Watch the giant digital marquees, shop, people watch and savor tasty goodies at dinner on your own. Check into a NYC area hotel for three nights. B, L

Day 5: New York City tour

Explore New York City with a local guide. Spend the day exploring Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and visiting the unique areas of Little Italy and Chinatown in lower Manhattan. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the poignant 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero and admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Ascend to the top of the One World Observatory, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, for incredible panoramic views of New York City! B, D

Day 6: Statue of Liberty and Broadway

See NYC from a different perspective this day as we visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty while enjoying the magnificent views of the New York skyline from across the Hudson River. Spend an evening on the "Great White Way" for dinner and a performance of a hit Broadway musical (TBD). B, D

Day 7: Pennsylvania

Depart the Big Apple and satisfy your chocolate cravings with a stop in Hershey, PA, including lunch at the Hershey Hotel, before traveling to overnight in eastern Ohio. B, L

Day 8: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: NY210912
  • Departure Date: September 12 2021
  • Return Date: September 19 2021
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SMALL STATES BY THE SEA

Day 1: Maryland

Fly into Baltimore and head to the charming coastal downtown Annapolis for dinner and a 2-night stay. D

Day 2: Maryland

See where enthusiastic young men and women train in the Navy and Marine Corps at the US Naval Academy. The guided tour includes Bancroft Hall, crypt of John Paul Jones, and more. Watch the noon formation before lunch in the Naval Academy Club, a military Tradition for 100 years. Explore historic Annapolis on a narrated trolley tour including the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Take free time to explore downtown City Docks this evening. B, L

Day 3: Delaware

Head east into the first state to ratify the US Constitution – Delaware. Arrive in Dover and visit the special Air Mobility Command Museum. Learn how Hangar 1301 was involved in secret rocket development during WWII and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1791, a guided tour of the Old State House shares DE’s role in the American Revolution and stories about the patriots who were there. Arrive Rehoboth Beach for dinner and a 2-night stay in this remarkable village. B, D

Day 4: Delaware

After a leisurely morning, visit Cape Henlopen State Park with a local expert and continue to a guided tour of Lewes, DE, a community founded in 1631 as the “first town in the first state”. Shop the local ware and savor a local ice cream before traveling back to Rehoboth for a free evening to stroll the boardwalk or dip your toes in the ocean. B, sweet treat

Day 5: New Jersey

Board the Cape May Ferry to relax on the sun deck or in the salon area while making our way across the mouth of the Delaware River to New Jersey. Arrive in historic Victorian Cape May and explore this quaint seaside resort village on a narrated trolley tour exploring the treasures and landmarks in the Historic District. Tour the 1879 Emien Physick Estate, Cape May’s Victorian house museum. A gourmet lunch is planned at the historic Washington Inn. This evening, a personal guide shares tales of local heroes and legends on the drive to Cape May Lighthouse to watch the Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony at dusk. B, L

Day 6: Connecticut

Awaken to the smells and sounds of the ocean; take a stroll on the beach and perhaps garner a photo in front of the iconic Cape May Rescue Boat! Head northeast on I-95 to Mystic, CT ready to embrace the relaxed New England charm that has made this a popular destination. Explore the shops in downtown Mystic, including the famous “Mystic Pizza” shop before unpacking for a 2-night stay in downtown Mystic, CT. B, D

Day 7: Rhode Island

At the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum discover the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, a working preservation shipyard, historic gardens, maritime art gallery and more. Cross into Rhode Island for Narragansett Bay. Learn about the area on a scenic lighthouse cruise showcasing 10 gorgeous lighthouses, multiple islands, and miles of stunning coastline. Feast on a delicious boxed lunch from Mantunuck Oyster Restaurant featuring farm and pond to plate! Embark on an Oyster Farm tour and learn the harvest process of the Potter Pond Estuary. B, L

Day 8: Flight home

Flight home from Hartford or Boston. B

  • Trip Code: MD210913
  • Departure Date: September 13 2021
  • Return Date: September 20 2021
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COLORADO TRAINS

Explore Colorado’s majestic mountains and natural beauty during peak fall color and enjoy scenic train rides on the Royal Gorge Railroad, the vintage Durango & Silverton steam train and the historic Cumbres & Toltec line.

Day 1: Colorado Springs - Olympic City USA

Fly into Denver and get your first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains as we travel to Colorado Springs. Explore the NEW United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum which celebrates American athletes. Experience an authentic German dinner at a local favorite, Edelweiss German Restaurant, before we unpack for a two-night stay. B, D

Day 2: Garden of the Gods

Experience the National Museum of World War II Aviation, which documents the historical importance of military aviation in our emergence as a world power during the Second World War. It is no wonder the song “America the Beautiful” was inspired by the views from Pikes Peak. After lunch at the foot of the peak in historic Manitou Springs, head to the Garden of the Gods for a guided tour of one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United States. B, L

Day 3: Canon City, CO

Travel to Canon City and board the Royal Gorge Train for a 24-mile journey into the canyon and beneath the infamous Royal Gorge Bridge. Continue to Pueblo, home to four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and the most visits by sitting U.S. Presidents of any city in the U.S. Enjoy free time to explore the Union Avenue Historic District and stroll along the historic Riverwalk. Overnight in Alamosa, CO. B, D

Day 4: Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

Next stop – 1880! The historic, coal-fired steam locomotives of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad will take us on a memorable journey over high trestles and above yawning gorges adorned with brilliant gold foliage as we ride from Antonito to Chama, NM. Continue on the coach to Durango for a two-night stay. B, L

Day 5: Mesa Verde National Park

Join a local guide for a fantastic adventure exploring Mesa Verde National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 4,000 known archeological sites and cliff dwellings. Return to Durango for free time to explore the charming downtown area before dinner in the historic Strater Hotel, built in 1887 and adorned with the largest collection of walnut antiques. B, D

Day 6: Durango-Silverton Railroad

Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear aboard the Durango-Silverton narrow-gauge train. The line was originally constructed to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the VIEW that was truly precious! Drive the “Million Dollar Highway” for free time in the little mountain town of Ouray, known as “Switzerland of the Rockies.” Overnight in Grand Junction, CO. B, D

Day 7: Colorado National Monument

Experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive during a visit to Colorado National Monument – keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and soaring eagles! Travel through Glenwood Canyon, with towering walls 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, before arriving for lunch in Glenwood Springs. Overnight in Denver. B, L

Day 8: Fly Home B

  • Trip Code: CO210921
  • Departure Date: September 21 2021
  • Return Date: September 28 2021
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CANADIAN ROCKIES AND ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Featuring a first-class rail journey aboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer and an overnight stay at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise! A Sunrise Tours first!

Day 1: Vancouver, BC

Catch a flight northwest to arrive in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Observe 360˚ dazzling views of the skyline from the Vancouver Lookout deck 553 feet above. Settle in for dinner and an overnight stay at the Georgian Court Hotel, one of the finest boutique hotels in the city. B, D

Day 2: All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

Hear the whistle blow as this rail journey begins bright and early for a FULL day of incredible scenery through oversized windows. Relax in your well-appointed SilverLeaf train coach and witness the magnificent scenery of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. See forests and winding river canyons complimented by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains while enjoying historical narration and stories. During the day savor delicious gourmet meals featuring local fare served to your seat so you won’t miss a minute of the awe-inspiring views. Arrive in Kamloops for an evening at leisure and an overnight stay. B, L

Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer

An early boarding on the train sets the stage for a full day journey to the regal Canadian Rockies. Prepare to be amazed at the dramatic scenery following the North Thompson River through the mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. While enjoying impeccable dining service and expert commentary, take in the highest peak in the CN Rockies, Mount Robson. Also see Pyramid Falls and glide along Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. What a memorable experience! Arrive the resort town of Jasper and unpack for a two-night stay. B, L

Day 4: Jasper, AB

Board our motor coach for a private sightseeing tour of Jasper Village and its UNESCOdesignated National Park. Home to some of the most breathtaking wilderness, highlights will include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon and the unforgettable Athabasca view point. There will be free time this evening to explore more sights of this resort town including the brilliant night sky. B

Day 5: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Travel south on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most stunning highways in the world. Keep an eye out for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and bears while passing snow peaked mountain caps on the way to the Columbia Icefields. Board an Ice Explorer for a smooth ride to the center of this 7,200 foot high Athabasca Glacier. Stop at Bow Lake en route to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Resort for a AAA 4-diamond dinner and an overnight stay. Walk along Emerald Lake or relax in this iconic property. B, D

Day 6: Yoho National Park and Lake Louise

Wake early to watch the sunrise over the mountains and enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon, a local expert guides us into Yoho National Park to explore Spiral Tunnels, the rock bridge over Kicking Horse River and more. Arrive in Banff and unpack for a twonight stay at Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa situated on the main street in town. B, D

Day 7: Banff, AB

Today is free to get acquainted with Banff. Perhaps ride up the mountain aboard the Banff Gondola for eagle-eye views or visit the Whyte Museum, devoted to the culture of the area. Book a treatment at the hotel’s Red Earth Spa or target shopping and dining located within steps of your hotel. Gather for a farewell dinner and share your Banff experiences. B, D

Day 8: Return Home

Travel east through the Canadian Rockies for one last glimpse of incredible scenery before arriving at the Calgary airport for the flight home. B

  • Trip Code: CN210923
  • Departure Date: September 23 2021
  • Return Date: September 30 2021
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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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