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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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MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA AND THE GRAND HOTEL

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  • Trip Code: MI211002
  • Departure Date: October 02 2021
  • Return Date: October 09 2021
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NEW ENGLAND FALL ADVENTURE OCTOBER

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: NE211008
  • Departure Date: October 08 2021
  • Return Date: October 17 2021
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MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA AND GRAND HOTEL

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Voted Best Destination for Fall Foliage by USA Today readers!

Day 1: Depart St Louis for Grand Rapids

Overnight in Grand Rapids. Hot Apps

Day 2: Mackinac Island

Take the ferry ride across Lake Huron to Mackinac Island and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the island’s premier luxury resort, the incomparable Grand Hotel where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Savor an elegant 5-course dinner in the Grand Dining Hall with entertainment. B, D

Day 3: Mackinac Island

After breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, a full day at leisure to relax at the hotel and explore the Island. Take a carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park, browse quaint shops, rent a bicycle to ride around the island, play lawn croquet or explore The Grand and learn a little more about its history. All day to be as active or relaxed in your wonderful surrounding. Your Sunrise Tour Manager will be available to help you plan your day (cost of additional activities not included). Tonight, an exquisite dinner in the Grand Dining Hall. B, D

Day 4: Sault Sainte Marie

After another restful night in one of the Grand’s magnificent rooms and a superb breakfast, depart for Sault St. Marie, MI, known as the Northern Gateway to Canada. Visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park to see the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Upper Falls. Enjoy rustic charm during lunch at Camp 33 before visiting one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. On beautiful St. Mary’s River, a delicious dinner cruise through Soo Locks, one of the great wonders of the world and largest waterway traffic system on earth. See locks up close as we travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor. Unpack for a twonight stay in Sault Ste. Marie. B, L, D

Day 5: Historic Sault Sainte Marie

Spend the morning with our local guide exploring historic Sault Sainte Marie and free afternoon in this picturesque lakeside town. OR, take an optional Agawa Canyon Train Ride (additional cost) - pack your passport for a full day wilderness rail excursion through rugged Canadian wilderness 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Travel over the towering trestle at Montreal River, ride alongside remote lakes and awesome granite formations aboard a provincial train to pristine beauty of Canyon Park. B

Day 6: Marquette

Drive along the shoreline of Lake Michigan dotted with colorful fall foliage to visit delightful Munising, MI. Experience the splendor of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lit by rays of the sun during an afternoon scenic boat ride. Cruise along crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior for perfect views of colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches. Overnight on the shore of Lake Superior in charming Marquette, MI. B, D

Day 7: Wisconsin

This morning tour the impressive Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse before heading south to Port Washington, for a farewell dinner and overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: Return home B

  • Trip Code: MI211009
  • Departure Date: October 09 2021
  • Return Date: October 16 2021
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NIAGARA FALLS AND FINGER LAKES

Day 1: Mid-Ohio

Board our comfortable motorcoach and travel east to mid-Ohio for an Amish familystyle dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Der Dutchman, and an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Canandaigua Lake

Enjoy a visit to beautiful Ashtabula County for a tour of historic covered bridges, including the longest covered bridge in the U.S. Continue to Canandaigua, NY for a narrated dinner cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady paddle wheeler. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Geneva, NY, the heart of a region known for spectacular fall color. B, D

Day 3: Finger Lakes

Explore the nation’s most extensively preserved country estate from the Victorian era, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Site, featuring beautiful fall color, historic mansion and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake. Tour the largest glass museum in the world, the Corning Museum of Glass, home to over 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Step back into the late 19-century during dinner and wine tasting at the historic Belhurst Castle. B, D

Day 4: Niagara Falls, NY

Travel to Niagara Falls, NY for an elegant lunch at Top of the Falls Restaurant. Step back in time during a tour of Old Fort Niagara, which played a vital role during the colonial wars by protection access to the Great Lakes region. Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views of the Niagara River, and take part in exciting living history programs. Unpack for an overnight stay at the Doubletree by Hilton (or similar) hotel located along the upper Niagara River. B, L

Day 5: Mid-Ohio

Experience the majestic and humbling power of the great Niagara Falls when we board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for a thrilling boat ride to the base of Niagara’s three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Travel to mid- Ohio for an overnight stay. B, Hot Apps

Day 6: Return Home B

  • Trip Code: NY211012
  • Departure Date: October 12 2021
  • Return Date: October 17 2021
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APPALACHIAN TRAIL EXPRESS

Experience small towns and big parks along the legendary Appalachian Trail on this Sunrise Tours exclusive.

Day 1: Knoxville

Depart on this one-of-a-kind tour that journeys along America’s great pilgrimage, the Appalachian Trail. Overnight in Knoxville, TN. D

Day 2: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

See America’s most popular National Park amidst fall foliage with a local expert. Stop for incredible views at the Newfound Gap and take your first steps on the Appalachian Trail. Continue to Cherokee, NC to learn about the culture and history of the Native Americans that have called this area home for thousands of years. Travel north in the valley of the A.T. for a one-night stay in central Virginia. B, D

Day 3: Trail Town, USA

Stop in Damascus, VA as A.T. “thru-hikers” have been doing for generations. Visit the brand-new Trail Center, dedicated to celebrating the unique history of the trail and those who accept the challenge. Enjoy lunch at the Damascus Old Mill and hear firsthand stories from an experienced thru-hiker. Continue to Staunton and check into the historic Hotel 24 South for a luxurious 2-night stay. B, L

Day 4: Staunton

Named one of the top 10 mountain towns by Southern Living, Staunton is known for its historic main street and classic Southern architecture. Visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and experience the history of the 28th President’s tumultuous term from the Spanish Flu pandemic to the first World War. After a guided tour of the area, enjoy time to explore all this great little town has to offer. B, D

Day 5: Skyline Drive

Depart Staunton and join up with the Blue Ridge Parkway on Skyline Drive. One of America’s most beautiful scenic routes, Skyline Drive runs parallel to the A.T. as you enter Shenandoah National Park. Check into Big Meadows Lodge for the first of two nights spent just steps away from the Appalachian Trail in historic park lodges! Enjoy dinner in the rustic lodge dining room. B, D

Day 6: Shenandoah National Park

Spend the day exploring beautiful Shenandoah National Park at your own leisure. Experience nature from along the trails nearby or from an armchair at the lodge. Watch for the park’s most famous wildlife, the American Black Bear. Feeling inspired to take a hike on the A.T.? Join your tour manager for an optional five-mile hike to our next stop.* By foot or by bus, enjoy the beautiful scenery as we move up the trail to our next historic lodge, Skyland Resort. B, L, D

Day 7: New River Gorge National Park

While the A.T. continues North, our journey turns West. Arrive in West Virginia for an afternoon at America’s newest National Park, New River Gorge. Enjoy lunch in the park at Adventures on the Gorge, a resort and lodge on the banks of the New River. Continue to Charleston for an overnight stay. B, L

Day 8: Return home. B

Note: *On Day 6, those not taking the optional hike will travel by bus to the resort separately. While not handicap accessible, the trail is well developed and can be accomplished by hikers capable of walking about two hours at a comfortable pace. Elevation and terrain will vary.

  • Trip Code: VA211020
  • Departure Date: October 20 2021
  • Return Date: October 27 2021
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FALL MYSTERY TOUR

Join us for an exciting 7-day mystery tour. We can’t tell you where you’re going, but you’re sure to have fun!

Our mystery tours visit towns and sites that we have never (or lightly) included on tour. You won’t see many “top 10” tourist highlights on a Sunrise Tours mystery tour, but that’s the point. We aim to surprise you with an amazing vacation you couldn’t imagine yourself!

  • Trip Code: MT211024
  • Departure Date: October 24 2021
  • Return Date: October 30 2021
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GULF SHORES GETAWAY

Day 1: Memphis, TN

Depart mid-day for Memphis and a taste of excitement on Beale Street before overnight in the south Memphis area. D

Day 2: Gulf Shores Arrival

Arrive in Gulf Shores, AL for a 5-night stay along the Gulf of Mexico at the luxurious, full-service Lodge at Gulf State Park Hilton Resort. Nestled directly on the coast this unique destination makes sustainable eco-tourism a memorable experience! The resort features finely appointed Gulf View rooms with balconies, several dining options, direct access to the white sandy beach of the emerald coast, walking trails, rental bikes, and more. B, D

Day 3: Gulf Shores, AL

Take in the coastal breezes as the sun peeks over the horizon on a gentle beach walk after a delicious breakfast featuring made-to-order omelets! Journey to the southern-most point of Gulf Shores for a guided tour of Fort Morgan. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role during the Spanish American War. Visit Gulf State Park’s Nature Center with a naturalist expert to learn about the coastal barrier habitat natural resources and their impact on the environment. After dinner at a local favorite, Sunliner 50’s Diner, return to your personal oasis room to relax. B, D

Day 4: Pensacola, FL

Head to Pensacola for a guided tour of the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation. Watch the world-famous Blue Angels defy physics with spectacular aerial feats during their practice session (based on availability). Board catamaran to see wild dolphins frolic in their natural environment during a dolphin cruise on the pristine turquoise waters of the scenic back bays of Orange Beach. Tonight, join your fellow travelers on the hotel’s terrace for a special s’mores and bonfire under the starlit sky! B, L, sweet treat

Day 5: Free Day

Enjoy a full day of leisure and stroll the beach searching for the perfect seashell, dine in one of the many outdoor restaurant patios, take a nature walk in the surrounding Gulf Shores state park or read a book on your balcony while watching the glistening sun set over the Gulf. OR join your Tour Manager for an optional day trip to colorful Biloxi, MS ($75 per person). Visit the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Buffet Restaurant for an included lunch then try your hand at lady luck. At Beauvoir Estate, meet your guide in period dress for a tour of the notable Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library including a walk-through Mrs. Varina’s Garden. B

Day 6: Mobile, AL

Spend the morning exploring 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden during our visit to Bellingrath Gardens. Travel to Mobile, AL, the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, for a tour at GulfQuest: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, filled with immersive, interactive exhibits covering early settlements and trade routes, marine life, weather, shipbuilding and more. Walk in the steps of USS Alabama’s sailors aboard their finely restored ship. Celebrate our final night with a delicious “beach theme” dinner at the resort overlooking the Gulf waters! B, D

Day 7: Southaven, MS

Bid farewell to the Gulf Shores! Arrive Meridian for a visit to Museum of Mississippi Arts a unique museum covering a broad spectrum of the arts that swell from MS. Did you know Dill Harris from To Kill a Mockingbird is from Meridian? Overnight stay at the Drury Inn and Suites in Southhaven, MS. B, hot apps

Day 8: Return home B

  • Trip Code: AL211030
  • Departure Date: October 30 2021
  • Return Date: November 06 2021
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FLORIDA'S NATIONAL PARKS

Day 1: Fly to Ft. Lauderdale. D

Day 2: Biscayne National Park

Head south to the shores of Miami and Biscayne National Park, where mangroves along the coast provide a home to manatees, crocodiles, dolphins, and sharks. Continue along Florida’s iconic highway 1 through the Florida Keys all the way to its final stop - Key West. Enjoy an authentic island dinner along the harbor at Conch Seafood Republic before checking in for a 3-night stay in paradise. B, D

Day 3: Dry Tortugas National Park

Board the Yankee Freedom ferry for a full day trip to one of the most remote and least visited National Parks in the US, Dry Tortugas National Park. This island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico is home to historic Fort Jefferson, a 19th century naval command center. Tour the fort with a park guide or spend the day relaxing on the island’s pristine beaches watching for sea turtles. B, L

Day 4: Key West

Enjoy a full day in one of the premier vacation destinations in the entire world. Board the world-famous Conch Train for a narrated tour of the area and immerse yourself in the vibrant island community with shops, restaurants, and beaches in every direction. The day is yours to explore at your own pace. At your leisure, visit any of the island’s attractions such as the Truman Little White House or the home of Ernest Hemingway (additional expense). B, D

Day 5: Everglades National Park

Adventure awaits as we leave paradise and enter the unspoiled wilderness of the Everglades. Have your camera ready as we board the Backcountry Boat Tour and visit the home of crocodiles, manatees, dolphins, and countless tropical birds. Walk amongst the wild on the Anhinga Trail boardwalk, known for closeup views of the park’s famous residents. Continue to Homestead for dinner and a one-night stay. B, D

Day 6: Shark Valley

Visit the Miccosukee Indian Village for a guided tour of the culture’s unique way of living, including an alligator handling demonstration. After an open-air tram ride through Shark Valley, check in for a 2-night stay at Ft. Lauderdale’s premier historic hotel, the Riverside. Located on the world-famous Las Olas Blvd, shops, restaurants, and the water are steps away. B, L

Day 7: Fort Lauderdale

Tour Ft. Lauderdale with our local guide to learn about the rich history and culture of the area. Often called the “Venice of America,” board the water taxi to explore Ft. Lauderdale’s vast system of canals (additional cost). Enjoy a final evening of dinner and fellowship looking back on a fun and exciting trip. B, D

Day 8: Fly home. B

  • Trip Code: FL211108
  • Departure Date: November 08 2021
  • Return Date: November 15 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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