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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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PATRIOTIC PATHWAYS

Day 1: Depart

Head east on our deluxe motor coach for this patriotic tour, honoring the past and present of those that have fought for our freedom and to keep us safe. Overnight in Charleston, WV. D

Day 2: West Virginia

Travel through the heart of Appalachian country on the route to Richmond, VA. Visit the American Civil War Museum for an in depth look at how this critical time shaped the country we live in today. Enjoy dinner at a local favorite and an overnight stay. B, D.

Day 3: Williamsburg

Experience 18th century life in Colonial Williamsburg, with a hands-on visit to the place and time where America began to fight for her freedom. Meet the patriots and be inspired by the moments that led to our independence. From the daily life of an average family, to the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson, Williamsburg encompasses the entire colonial experience. Continue to Virginia Beach where you’ll check in for a 3-night stay at the SpringHill Suites, including your very own private oceanfront balcony. Enjoy evening leisure time along the world-famous boardwalk. B, L.

Day 4: Norfolk

After watching sunrise over the ocean from your balcony, spend the morning at the Military Aviation Museum and enjoy the largest flying collection of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. Head to the neighboring city of Norfolk and visit the Botanical Gardens for a narrated tram tour before boarding the Spirit of Norfolk for a fun and relaxing dinner cruise. B, D.

Day 5: Virginia International Tattoo

Recently named the #1 group tour event in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo honors America’s armed forces with an unforgettable show including a huge cast, stunning costumes, intricate choreography, and a dramatic musical soundtrack, all wrapped in pride and patriotism. The production rivals the largest tattoos in the world and is the greatest in the United States. Before the show enjoy time at the Tattoo Hullabaloo for food, drinks, and festivities including dance and drill performances. B, D

Day 6: Marine Museum

Depart for Northern Virginia to immerse yourself in the history of our armed forces. Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines - past, present, and future. Under the command of the Marine Corps University, interactive exhibits surround you with the sights and sounds of Marines in action. B, D.

Day 7: Columbus

Travel to Columbus, OH and visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the only museum in America that honors all veterans, from all branches of service and all eras of our nation’s history. After a powerful experience at the memorial check into the Drury Inn for an overnight stay. B, hot apps

Day 8: Return home. B

  • Trip Code: VA220424
  • Departure Date: April 24 2022
  • Return Date: May 01 2022
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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: CN220506
  • Departure Date: May 06 2022
  • Return Date: May 17 2022
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