April 2018

Washington DC ~

Cherry Blossoms Festival

 

7 Days - April 11-17, 2018

 

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC each year.  Since then the number of trees expanded to approximately 3,750 trees (16 varieties).  Today the National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from modest beginnings into the nation’s greatest springtime celebration.  Various stages of bloom are each wonderful in their own way, from the vivid pink of the buds about to burst, to the softer pink of the blossoms, and then the snowy white environment of the petals falling off the trees.  No matter when you visit during the cherry blossom season, you will see something memorable happening at the Tidal Basin.  Bring your camera and capture these breathtaking views and memories.

May 2018

Classic Oldies Cruise ~

Celebration Belle

 

3 Days - May 16-18, 2018

 

Join us aboard the Celebration Belle and relive the classic oldies on their 4 hour Classic Oldies Cruise.  We will enjoy music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  The Celebration Belle Band will play the hits of classic entertainers such as Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Elvis, Johnny Cash, and more as we cruise the Mississippi. 

Deadwood, SD

 

6 Days - May 20-25, 2018

 

Deadwood, South Dakota, is where Wild Bill Hickok’s luck ran out, but yours begins!  Find your riches and your inner outlaw as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.  Not much has changed in Deadwood, it is still a town wild at heart.  From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings you face to face with the rich heritage we all share.  The Crazy Horse Memorial honors the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians.  Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture.

June 2018

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

 

3 Days - June 16-18, 2018

 

Relive the simple pleasures of life on Mackinac Island, an Island suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time.  Enjoy the one of the Island’s biggest attractions - The Lilac Festival, a celebration that blends the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs. Many of which were brought here during the colonial era.

July 2018

Summertime in New York

 

6 Days - July 15-20, 2018

 

New York City’s ~ skyline is truly a breathtaking panorama of iconic skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, islands, a monuments instantly recognizable worldwide. In the heart of Manhattan and spanning 843 acres, Central Park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails, and tranquil bodies of water - all sculpted by human hands.  Today, Central Park (NYC’s green space)is the centerpiece of the City’s public parks systems.  The Statue of Liberty is a gleaming beacon of generations of immigrants seeking a better life in America and perhaps NYCs most recognizable historic landmark. 

Broadway & Movie Tunes Cruise ~

Celebration Belle

 

3 Days - July 11-13, 2018

 

Join us aboard the Celebration Belle for a 4 hour Broadway Cruise.  The Celebration Belle Band carry us back to a by gone era. An included lunch will be served during the cruise today.  We will also enjoy an award winning play, The Bridges of Madison County, at the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse.  Also included in the tour is a stop at the Quad City Botanical Center, A Chocolate Tour, and a stop at the John Deere Pavilion. 

 

August 2018

 

Canadian Rockies ~

 

13 Days - August 1-13, 2018

 

Join us as we explore the Canadian Rockies.  Our route will take us through sweeping plains and majestic mountain ranges of Montana’s “Big Sky Country” to Shelby, MT.  Glacier National Park offers us the finest mountain scenery in the country. We continue on one of the most spectacular scenic roadways of the world, “Going to the Sun” Highway.  As we cross the border into Canada, we will pay a visit to the Heritage Historical Village.  Over the next 3 day we will explore the Baniff and Jasper area in the Canadian Rockies.  We will visit the Lake Louise area and take cruise on Lake Maligne to see Spirit Island.  As we depart the Canadian Rockies, we make our way toward Edmonton, the prairies of Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Manitoba. For more details click on the title above for the detail brochure.

 

September 2018

Viva Las Vegas ~

 

12 Days - September 5-16, 2018

 

From breathtaking views of powerful and inspiring landscapes, such as The Grand Canyon, Petried Forest, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park, to the Glitz and Glamour of Las Vegas

Fall in New York

 

8 Days - September 8-15, 2018

 

New York City’s ~ skyline is truly a breathtaking panorama of iconic skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, islands, a monuments instantly recognizable worldwide. In the heart of Manhattan and spanning 843 acres, Central Park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails, and tranquil bodies of water - all sculpted by human hands.  Today, Central Park (NYC’s green space)is the centerpiece of the City’s public parks systems.  The Statue of Liberty is a gleaming beacon of generations of immigrants seeking a better life in America and perhaps NYCs most recognizable historic landmark. 

Treasure Island Casino

 

3 Days

September 23-25, 2018

September 30-October 2, 2018

 

Welcome aboard the La Crosse Queen for a sightseeing cruise on the upper Mississippi River. Visit historic Red Wing with all its diverse shops and restaurants.  Enjoy the many attractions that Treasure Island has to offer, gaming, indoor pool, fitness center, bowling, and lounges. 

Mackinac Island in the Fall

 

3 Days - September 14-16, 2018

 

Relive the simple pleasures of life on Mackinac Island, an Island suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time.  Enjoy the one of the Island’s biggest attractions - The Lilac Festival, a celebration that blends the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs. Many of which were brought here during the colonial era.

October 2018

Fall Foliage Cruise ~

Celebration Belle

 

3 Days - October 9-11, 2018

 

We head to Prairie du Chien, WI where we will board the Celebration Belle for a 7 hour cruise down the Mississippi River. Sit back and relax as we experience locking thru two lock and dams, the Captain’s narrative, live entertainment, and a lunch and dinner buffet. Enjoy the fall colors and marvel at the diversity of the landscape and wildlife as we cruise down river towards Dubuque, IA.

An architectural vision, eclectic collections, and incredible stories await us at a awe-inspiring man-made retreat, The House on the Rock.  Alex Jordan believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses.  During our visit let his world of dreams turn into your own as you admire the world’s most unique and eclectic collections which has amazed thousands of visitors.