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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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BILTMORE CHRISTMAS II

Day 1: Belle Meade

Depart for Nashville, TN for a visit to the Belle Meade Plantation and be enriched in Tennessee’s history, architecture, and hospitality. Enjoy a guided mansion tour and wine tasting before continuing to Cookeville, TN for an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Biltmore Christmas

Arrive at America’s largest home as it welcomes visitors with holiday cheer. Enjoy dinner at the Stable Café before the special Candlelight Christmas Evening at the Biltmore Estate, a Vanderbilt family tradition. Inside, thousands of ornaments reflect the soft glow of candles, fireplaces, and twinkling lights. Stay overnight on the grounds of the Biltmore at the Village Hotel. B, D

Day 3: Biltmore Estate

Enjoy a morning exploring the Biltmore Estate before a visit to another Asheville holiday tradition; the annual National Gingerbread House Competition featured at the historic Grove Park Inn. Enjoy a gourmet Seasonal Grand Lunch in the holiday inspired Dining Room. Travel to Central Kentucky and the historic Boone Tavern Hotel, our home for the night, to experience warm hospitality and rich culture. B, L

Day 4: Berea, KY

Board the coach with our local guide in Berea, KY and see how this quaint Appalachian town celebrates the holidays. Return home with festive memories and new friends. B

  • Trip Code: NC211207
  • Departure Date: December 07 2021
  • Return Date: December 10 2021
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ROSE PARADE AND MORE!

Enjoy reserved seating for one of the most famous spectacles in the world, the incredible Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Enjoy behind the scenes access to float creation and visit Warner Brothers Studio, the Ronald Reagan Museum and Library and much more. Sunrise Tours makes it easy to experience the Parade and the best of Southern California on this all-time favorite tour.

  • Trip Code: CA211228
  • Departure Date: December 28 2021
  • Return Date: January 02 2022
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COLORADO NEW YEAR'S EVE

Featuring a two-night stay at the incomparable Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and visit the NEW U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum!

Join your friends at Sunrise Tours for a snowy and spectacular visit to Colorado for a New Year’s celebration. Featuring two nights at the incomparable Broadmoor Resort, a scenic ride through the Rockies on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, and iconic Colorado sights like the Garden of the Gods, your Colorado New Year’s celebration will be a memorable affair.

  • Trip Code: CO211228
  • Departure Date: December 28 2021
  • Return Date: January 03 2022
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WINTER IN YELLOWSTONE

Explore the sparkle of our nation’s first National Park without all the traffic and tourists!

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime scenic adventure with amazing animal sightings including beavers, moose, bison, and a horse drawn sleigh ride on the glistening snow. A free day is featured to satisfy your spirit on a snowmobile tour or see a wolf pack at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Famous for its geysers and hot springs, Yellowstone will live up to its reputation.

DAY 1: FLIGHT TO BOZEMAN, MT

Relax on a flight west to Bozeman, MT early afternoon. Begin this scenic extravaganza by traveling through the Gallatin Gateway to West Yellowstone, MT. Savor a delicious Montana dinner before unpacking for four nights at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel. D

DAY 2: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND OLD FAITHFUL

Board our private heated snow coaches for an incredible excursion through Yellowstone Park to Old Faithful. Ride along groomed snow packed roads as our knowledgeable guide narrates a visit through the world’s most concentrated geothermal and wildlife areas. Did you spot a shaggy herd of bison? The scenery is stunning at Fountain Paint Pots, Biscuit Basin and Madison Junction. Arrive Old Faithful Snow Lodge for lunch and free time to see an eruption of Old Faithful. B, L

DAY 3: WINTER WONDERLAND, AS YOU PLEASE

Today is your day at leisure to choose the activities that most interest you (fees not included). Your tour manager will be available to help you make arrangements. There are many ways to sightsee the area including but not limited to: visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to experience an awe-inspiring wolf pack and watch the intriguing behavior of grizzly bears; relax and explore the Gallatin Forest for more photos; or satisfy your spirit for mild adventure and book a snowmobile tour into Yellowstone. They say if you can steer a lawnmower you can pilot a snowmobile! B

DAY 4: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK’S GRAND CANYON

Gather your camera and board heated snow coaches and trek on a guided tour with a local park expert deep into Yellowstone. See the famous sights without the crowds and with more animal sightings than in summer. Who will be first to spot a Trumpeter Swan? The scenery is stunning as we see steam and hot plumes of water mix with freezing temperatures at Beryl Springs, Gibbons Falls and the splendor of the Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon’s Lower and Upper Falls. B, Boxed Lunch, D

DAY 5: BIG SKY SLEIGH RIDE

Travel north into Big Sky to a 111-yearold homestead, 320 Guest Ranch, for a cowboy-inspired lunch. Enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by horses. What a treat! Arrive at the heart of Paradise Valley in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains and unpack for two nights at the rustic Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa. Perhaps you will want to take a plunge in the natural mineral hot springs pool or enjoy a warm beverage in the western Chico Saloon. B, L

DAY 6: LAMAR VALLEY

In 1995, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone and many have made Lamar Valley their home. Travel to this “American Serengeti” and see abundant wildlife, easier to spot against the white background of snow. Especially in the winter, wolves, bighorn sheep, bison, elk and river otters frequent this area because the lower elevation affords thinner ice to break through to vegetation below. B, D

DAY 7: FLIGHT HOME FROM BOZEMAN, MT B

  • Trip Code: WY220217
  • Departure Date: February 17 2022
  • Return Date: February 23 2022
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NATIONAL PARKS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Featuring a boat tour to the remote Channel Islands National Park

Journey to 2 vastly different National Parks, the Mojave National Preserve, and the vacation hotspot of Palm Springs. Enjoy Southern California’s winter sunshine while exploring the great outdoors.

DAY 1: ARRIVE

Fly to Los Angeles and check in for two nights along the California Coast. D

DAY 2: CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Journey offshore through the Santa Barbara Channel to the “Galapagos of North America,” Channel Islands National Park. Spend the day exploring at your own pace, choosing your preferred departure time for more or less time on the island. Optional activities range from relaxing by the water and visiting the historical ranch, to hiking the rugged coastline and even guided kayaking into sea caves (added expense). After a day of fun on Santa Cruz Island, return to the mainland for dinner. B, D

DAY 3: REAGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Experience the history and legacy behind the 40th president at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This iconic museum includes a section of the Berlin Wall, the actual Air Force One that Reagan used while president, and a replica of his Oval Office. Travel through the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest to arrive for dinner and an overnight stay in Barstow. B, D

DAY 4: MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

1.6 million acres of wilderness make up Mojave National Preserve. The incredible desert landscapes expand in every direction as you approach the ghost center and main attraction, including historical exhibits, a film, and an art gallery. Continue to Palm Springs and enjoy your first look at the area from the top of a mountain! Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mt San Jacinto State Park and enjoy dinner at Peaks Restaurant. Check in for a 3-night stay at the Hyatt in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. B, D

DAY 5: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Incredible landscapes, remarkable geology, and unique plant life make Joshua Tree one of America’s most popular National Parks. Experience it up close with an extensive driving tour, including multiple stops along the way. From the “jumbo rocks” in the north to the cactus gardens of the south, the diversity of Joshua Tree will astound. Keep an eye out for the park’s wildlife residents, big horn sheep and coyote. B, L

DAY 6: VILLAGE FEST

Craving more time in the park? Join your tour manager for an optional early morning hike in the Cottonwood district of Joshua Tree. See a bit of everything on this 2.6 mile loop, including great views, jumbo rocks, and even a small palm tree oasis. Or enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel and on the streets of Palm Springs. This afternoon, visit Palm Springs Air Museum and see a large collection aircraft used in military combat throughout American history. Tonight it’s “Village Fest,” a weekly street festival on Palm Canyon Drive. Enjoy music, shops, and food all right outside your hotel’s front door! B, L

DAY 7: RIVERSIDE

Depart Palm Springs and continue to the town of Riverside to check into the historic Mission Inn Hotel. Considered the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Enjoy a tour of the grounds and dinner before a comfortable night’s stay. B, D

DAY 8: FLY HOME B

  • Trip Code: CA220219
  • Departure Date: February 19 2022
  • Return Date: February 26 2022
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IRELAND

A Sunrise Tours custom itinerary featuring a chance to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney

Day 1: Overnight flight to Dublin D, B (in flight)

Day 2: Dublin City Tour – Guinness Brewery

Join our local driver/guide for a tour of Dublin City, founded as a Viking settlement and home to the Irish Parliament since the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Highlights include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, fashionable Grafton Street, Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells and the Guinness Brewery founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness. Overnight in Du at the Camden Court Hotel (or similar). D

Day 3: National Stud Farm – Rock of Cashel – Kinsale

Travel south to County Kildare, the center of Ireland’s horse breeding industry, for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud Farm. See the amazing Rock of Cashel, seat of the Kings of Munster from 370 – 1101 and early associations with St. Patrick. Overnight in Kinsale, a historic fishing town on the southern coastline of County Cork, at the four-star Trident Hotel overlooking Kinsale Harbour. B, D

Day 4: Queenstown Story – Blarney Castle

Travel to Cobh, one of the main points of emigration during the great famine, to experience “The Queenstown Story” which portrays the hardship of life on board ship as it sailed to the “New World”. Continue to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone and return to Kinsale for a free afternoon to enjoy browsing in its many shops or to relax and observe the activity in the bustling harbor. B

Day 5: West Cork – Mizen Head – Kenmare – Killarney

Travel the southern coastline to Mizen Head, the most southerly point of Ireland, to visit the award-winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction. Continue to Killarney taking in a 20-mile stretch of the famous Ring of Kerry. Check into the centrally located Killarney Plaza Hotel for a three-night stay. B, D

Day 6: Muckross House & Gardens – St.Patrick’s Day Parade

Board an Irish Jaunting Car to the Killarney National Park, a journey which winds its way through some of the oldest oak forests in Ireland for a visit to Muckross House and Gardens. Get your Shamrock ready and join the locals for a march in the annual Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the highlights of the year in Ireland and a Sunrise Tours exclusive experience you will treasure forever! The remainder of the evening is free to continue the celebrations and enjoy the atmosphere in some of Killarney’s many traditional pubs. B

Day 7: The Dingle Peninsula

Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, once cited as the “most beautiful place on earth” by the National Geographic. Enjoy some free time in Dingle for lunch in Dingle before returning to Killarney and dinner in a local pub. B, D

Day 8: Tralee - Shannon Ferry – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

Travel to Tralee, capital town of County Kerry, and continue to Tarbert to board the Shannon Ferry to Killimer. Take the coast road to the majestic Cliffs of Moher which rise 600 ft. over the Atlantic Ocean and continue through the lunar landscape of the Burren to the shores of Galway Bay and a two-night stay in the four-star Harbour Hotel, Galway. B, D

Day 9: Connemara

Explore Connemara, whose rugged scenes of mountains, lakelands and boglands created the background of countless movies including “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, including a visit to Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a local pub accompanied by traditional Irish music. B, D

Day 10: Flight home B, D (dinner in flight)

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Important Note:

  • $300 per person deposit required
  • Price includes roundtrip airfare from STL
  • Trip Code: IR220312
  • Departure Date: March 12 2022
  • Return Date: March 21 2022
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The 2022 Festival marks the 110th celebration of the gift of the 3,000+ cherry trees from the People of Tokyo to the People of Washington, DC. Enjoy the spirit of this generous gift while exploring the highlights of Washington, DC.

Day 1: Ohio

Overnight in central Ohio. D

Day 2: Washington, DC

Continue eastward to visit the poignant Arlington Cemetery including a visit to John F. Kennedy’s tomb and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Enjoy dinner in our nation’s Capital before checking in for a comfortable four-night stay at the centrally located fullservice Hyatt Plaza National Mall. Located just 4 blocks from the Smithsonian Museums and close proximity to the new L’Enfant Plaza the hotel offers the ideal location from which to explore the heart of the city. B, D

Day 3: Washington, DC

Our licensed DC tour guide boards the coach to visit the historical highlights of DC. Stand where global events have taken shape and view the many historic monuments framed in the vivid white and pink blossoms from more than 3,000 Japanese cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Enjoy a guided Capitol Building Tour (based on availability). Visit historic Ford’s Theater and get comfortable in reserved seats for a musical sure to satisfy the mind and the soul. (Production TBD) B, D

Day 4: Washington, DC – “Your Way”

Explore your favorite Smithsonian Museum or board the Potomac River Water Taxi to cruise past magnificent views of cherry blossoms from Old Town Alexandria to Georgetown to District Wharf. Your tour manager is there to help you plan your day. B

Day 5: Washington DC

Tap into your inner secret agent at the new International Spy Museum. Discover the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on display and walk in the shoes of a detective while exploring firstperson accounts from top intelligence officers. Celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival at the Tidal Blossom before there will be time to visit the Smithsonian Institution museums or the Museum of the Bible showcasing rare artifacts spanning 3,500 years of Bible history. After dinner, return to Arlington. B, D

Day 6: Columbus, OH

It’s time to begin our journey home. Travel to The Spring House for a step back in time with old-fashioned, homestyle fixin’s. Then, it’s off to Columbus, OH for the night. B, L

Day 7: Return Home

Arrive home early evening. B

  • Trip Code: DC220404
  • Departure Date: April 04 2022
  • Return Date: April 10 2022
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL FLY

The 2022 Festival marks the 110th celebration of the gift of the 3,000+ cherry trees from the People of Tokyo to the People of Washington, DC. Enjoy the spirit of this generous gift while exploring the highlights of Washington, DC.

Day 1: Washington, DC

Fly into Washington, DC and visit the poignant Arlington Cemetery including a visit to John F. Kennedy’s tomb and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Enjoy dinner in our nation’s Capital before checking in for a comfortable four-night stay at the centrally located full service Hyatt Plaza National Mall. Located just 4 blocks from the Smithsonian Museums and close proximity to the new L’Enfant Plaza the hotel offers the ideal location from which to explore the heart of the city. D

Day 2: Washington, DC

Our licensed DC tour guide boards the coach to visit the historical highlights of DC. Stand where global events have taken shape and view the many historic monuments framed in the vivid white and pink blossoms from more than 3,000 Japanese cherry trees along the Tidal Basin. Enjoy a guided Capitol Building Tour (based on availability). Visit historic Ford’s Theater and get comfortable in reserved seats for a musical sure to satisfy the mind and the soul. (Production TBD) B, D

Day 3: Washington, DC – “Your Way”

Explore your favorite Smithsonian Museum or board the Potomac River Water Taxi to cruise past magnificent views of cherry blossoms from Old Town Alexandria to Georgetown to District Wharf. Your tour manager is there to help you plan your day. B

Day 4: Washington DC

Tap into your inner secret agent at the new International Spy Museum. Discover the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on display and walk in the shoes of a detective while exploring first person accounts from top intelligence officers. Celebrate the Cherry Blossom festival at the Tidal Blossom before there will be time to visit the Smithsonian Institution museums or the Museum of the Bible showcasing rare artifacts spanning 3,500 years of Bible history. After dinner, return to the hotel. B, D

Day 5: Fly home B

Highlights:

  • The National Mall, Smithsonian Institution
  • Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, John F. Kennedy’s Tomb, Tomb of the Unknowns, World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Korean War Memorial
  • The new Spy Museum and the Jefferson Memorial amidst cherry blossoms
  • Reserved seats in Ford’s Theater for an evening theater production
  • Free Day in DC
  • Trip Code: DC220405
  • Departure Date: April 05 2022
  • Return Date: April 09 2022
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WASHINGTON TULIP FESTIVAL AND VANCOUVER ISLAND

Featuring a 3-night stay in charming Victoria, BC on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island!

Day 1: Pacific Northwest

Fly into Seattle for dinner and overnight stay. D

Day 2: Skagit Valley

Visit Seattle’s lively Pike Place Market, the famous fish and vegetable market before heading north to lush Skagit Valley, WA. The Cascades and Skagit River create fertile soil for prime vineyards, so enjoy a swirl, swish and sip at a local vineyard before arriving at Farmhouse Restaurant for a home-style cooked dinner and their legendary Mile-High lemon meringue pie. Unpack for a 2-night stay at Swinomish Lodge and Casino with views of the natural beauty of the Padilla Bay and Mount Baker offer a relaxing stay. B, D

Day 3: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Attend the 38th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, a Washington State tradition featuring over a million blooming tulips. At RoozenGarde, a site with ½ million hand planted tulips, a Washington State University Master Gardener details how their research influences sound agricultural practices. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before a visit to Tulip Town’s windmill garden and art gallery along with a trolley ride for a closer encounter in the tulip fields. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure to relax or try your hand at lady luck in the casino. B, L

Day 4: Vancouver Island

Board Washington State Ferry and wind though the San Juan Lopez and Orca islands amidst jaw dropping scenery. Can you spot an Orca whale or sea lion? Arrive Vancouver Island, featuring waterfront scenery awash in spring color and marine life in North America. Experience an explosion of color at Canada’s National Historic Site, Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of meticulously kept gardens. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful rose garden before unpacking for a 3-night stay in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC, a picturesque island city providing an escape from the hurried world. B, L

Day 5: Victoria, BC

With a local expert, experience Victoria’s combination of old-world history and new world cosmopolitan centers, including Fisherman’s Wharf, James Bay, Craigdarroch Castle and more. Visit the Fairmont Empress Hotel, a social centerpiece since 1908, and indulge in the world-famous Tea at the Empress, a coveted meal served to royalty and celebrities for over a century. Visit the off the beaten path gorgeous Abkhazi Gardens and experience the loving passion project of majestic gardening by Prince Abkhazi and his wife Peggy created. B, High Tea

Day 6: Whale Watching Cruise

The morning is free to relax at the hotel or plan to explore the area of the Inner-Harbour, a visit to the Royal BC Museum or shopping on Government Street (own expense). This afternoon board the Orca Spirit Adventures boat with a certified marine naturalist cruising off the coast of Victoria to the southern Vancouver Island tip known as one of the best places to view whales in the world! Arrive Race Rocks, a special protected eco-system on the southernmost tip and anchored by a historic lighthouse before cruising back to Victoria. D

Day 7: Tacoma

Board MV Coho Ferry for a scenic journey between Victoria and Port Angeles, WA through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offering spectacular views of the sprawling Olympic Peninsula. Celebrate America’s “car” love affair at LeMay Automobile Museum with guides sharing their passion and knowledge of over 300 cars. A delicious farewell dinner and stories with your fellow travelers before overnighting in Tacoma, WA. B, D

Day 8: Flight home from Seattle, WA B

  • Trip Code: WA220419
  • Departure Date: April 19 2022
  • Return Date: April 26 2022
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SOUTHERN CHARM

Day 1: NW Georgia D

Day 2: Savannah, GA

Arrive in Savannah and join our local guide for a walking tour of the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, featured in the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Enjoy downhome southern cooking during dinner at River House Seafood before checking in for a 2-night stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District. B, D

Day 3: Historic Savannah

Board a trolley for a narrated tour along the cobblestone paved streets of Savannah. The rest of the day is yours to explore Savannah’s Historic District at your leisure! Stroll along historic River Street filled with unique shops, boutiques, and galleries. Or learn about the most infamous gangsters and rumrunners of the 1920s during an optional tour of the American Prohibition Museum (additional expense). B, D

Day 4: Charleston, SC

Called the #1 plantation in Charleston by USA Today, experience culture, history, and natural beauty at Boone Hall Planation. Continue to Charleston Harbor for a narrated boat cruise to historic Fort Sumter. Learn about the fort’s pivotal role in the American Civil War during a ranger-led tour before unpacking for a 3-night stay in the heart of the Charleston Historic District. B, L

Day 5: Antebellum Charleston

Embrace the history of Charleston as we visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, voted one of America’s Most Beautiful Gardens,” by Travel Leisure Magazine. Join naturalist guides for an action-packed tram tour of the plantation’s 600 acres of wetlands, forests, and marshes. Step back in time with a guided tour of the family home with a glimpse of life in the 19th century. After free time to explore Charleston’s historic City Market area, join our local expert for a guided tour of this city steeped in Colonial and Civil War history. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local favorite. B, D

Day 6: Asheville, NC

Journey through the Blue Ridge Mountains to discover America’s Largest Majestic Home, the picturesque Biltmore Estate, completed by George Vanderbilt in 1895. After a gourmet lunch in the estate’s DeerPark Pavilion, spend the day exploring the Vanderbilt’s home and its surrounding century-old gardens filled with thousands of daffodils, tulips, azaleas and more. Continue to Knoxville, TN for an overnight stay. B, L

Day 7: Return home. B

  • Trip Code: SC220423
  • Departure Date: April 23 2022
  • Return Date: April 29 2022
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