Gold Star Tours

              Exploring North America Since 1971

5-Point Star: 2015 Tour Schedule

February 2015

Florida Winter Escape

16 day - February 15-March 2, 2015

30 day - February 22-March 23, 2015

37 Day - February 15 - March 23, 2015

 

How better to escape the cold and snow of winter than with

Gold Star Tours’ Florida Winter Escape in sunny Orlando. Our home in Orlando is the newly renovated Rosen Inn International, formerly the Quality Inn International, which is located in the center of the International Drive resort area. Day excursions will be planned so you can discover many of the area’s hidden treasures. Maybe you just want to enjoy the weather by relaxing at the pool. This tour is designed so you can do as much or as little as you would like.

March 2015

Mississippi Gulf Coast

8 days - March 21-28, 2015

Biloxi is one of the oldest communities in the country.  It was first settled in 1699 and today is a cultural melting pot.  Biloxi is set against a backdrop of sugar-white sand beaches, great deep sea or freshwater fishing, museums and historic sites, and the excitement of 24-hour non-stop casino resorts.  Tunica has non-stop excitement with its nine world-class casino hotels that have the best gaming, sensational dining, and the greatest live entertainment between Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  There is more to Tunica than world-class 24/7 casino excitement. If you look beyond the slot machines and table games, you will discover unique shopping, exceptional restaurants, and relaxing day spas.

April 2015

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

7 days - April 8-14, 2015

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.

Carolina Charms

9 days - April 17-25, 2015

May 2015

Tunica Mississippi

6 days - May 3-8, 2015

Tunica has non-stop excitement with its nine world-class casino hotels that have the best gaming, sensational dining, and the greatest live entertainment between Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  There is more to Tunica than world-class 24/7 casino excitement. If you look beyond the slot machines and table games, you will discover unique shopping, exceptional restaurants, and relaxing day spas.

New Orleans

8 days - May 11-18, 2015

New Orleans - One of the world’s most fascinating cities.  Rich in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and more, it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music. You will find bowls filled with gumbo, jazz clubs, strolls through one or more of the 20 historic districts / neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year.  The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carre’ sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans.  This is the city’s cultural hub, but is also a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets.  So what are you waiting for?  Join us and discover one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations.  

June 2015

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

3 days - June 13-15, 2015

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.

Yellowstone (more information to come)

11 days - June 20-30, 2015

Since 1872, Yellowstone National Park continues to be America’s most beloved park. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone has over 2 million acres of the most pristine scenery, waterfalls, wildlife, and of course hydrothermal features that exist nowhere else in the world. Yellowstone holds the planets most diverse and intact collection of geysers, mudpots, hot springs, and fumaroles.  Its more than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth. Fairyland, Geyserland, and Wonderland—- through the years, all have been used to describe the natural wonder and magic of this unique park.

July 2015

New York City

6 days - July 13-18, 2015

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. 

August 2015

Apostle Islands

3 days - August 17-19, 2015

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes a group of 21 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin, and is great vacation or weekend getaway.   Stunning natural scenery, windswept beaches, historic lighthouses, rock formations, sea caves, marine wildlife and underwater mysteries of Lake Superior will forever be etched in your mind.

September 2015

National Treasures with Vegas

12 days - September 9-20, 2015

Join as we discover many Nationals Treasures as we make our way to and from Las Vegas. We will enjoy breathe taking views of Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Hoover Dam Visitors Center, Anasazi State Park Museum, Capitol Reef National Park, and Arches National Park.  Don’t forget your camera to capture all his National beauty. 

New York City & Atlantic City

8 days - September 12-19, 2015

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.  Explore the boardwalk in Atlantic City. 

Tunica Mississippi

6 days - September 13-18, 2015

Tunica has non-stop excitement with its nine world-class casino hotels that have the best gaming, sensational dining, and the greatest live entertainment between Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  There is more to Tunica than world-class 24/7 casino excitement. If you look beyond the slot machines and table games, you will discover unique shopping, exceptional restaurants, and relaxing day spas.

New England

13 days - September 27-October 9, 2015

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamhsire, Vermont, and Rhode Island are six very unique States making up the New England Region.  All are easily reached through the gateway city of Boston.  During these thirteen days we will discover the metropolitan culture, picturesque shorelines, beautiful lakes and countrysides, charming towns, photogenic villages, and roads that wind past expansive lakes and towering peaks that combined make this region distinctive and rich in history.  Watch out for the Moose and behold the regions flaming red leaves during the panoramic fall foliage season. 

Treasure Island

3 days - September 28-30, 2015

Enjoy a Cruise down the Mississippi River aboard the La Crosse Queen. We sail the upper Mississippi, one of the most scenic stretches with its diverse wildlife. We will also enjoy 2 nights gambling at the Treasure Island Resort Casino in Red Wing, MN.  Treasure Island also has a pool and 2 hot tubs for your relaxation. Shopping in historic downtown Red Wing is one-of-a-kind with it’s unique shops, galleries, boutiques, specialty merchants, and antique stores.

Cactus SunsetWalking Bryce Canyon, UTDelicate Arch: Arches National ParkHoover Dam, Aerial ViewStrip from Mandalay Bay, North