North American Tours

Mt. RushmoreWhen you don’t feel like globe trotting you can depend on North America for a choice of almost endless worlds to explore.

The United States and Canada abound with destinations catering to intimate weekend retreats and epic excursions through some of Mother Nature’s greatest creations.

For a dip back into history the options along the Eastern United States are plentiful. For a southern flavor there’s the tradition rich choices of Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia  and New Orleans, Louisiana.  While the preserved settlement of Williamsburg, Virginia, the color city of Boston and the Washington DC area, along with its extensive collection of Smithsonian Museums provide a journey back to our colonial beginnings.

If your taste leans to the bright lights there’s always the excitement of New York City, the international scene of Toronto, action filled Las Vegas, romantic Quebec City, sprawling Los Angeles and scenic San Francisco with its nearby wine regions of Napa & Sonoma.

For the ultimate naturalist experience there are a many notable destinations including famous Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park, the visual sensations of Arizona’s Painted Desert and the dramatic views of the expansive Grand Canyon.  For one of the most unique marathons of natural beauty consider a railroad trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains where your vacation can include stops at cosmopolitan Vancouver, picturesque Banff and the “Stampede City” of Calgary.

Maybe you have even dreamed about reliving the historic Old West.  Plan a tour that  includes landmarks tributes, boom towns of yesteryear and national treasures. See the mastery of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorials.  Horse back ride through the Black Hills and walk the historic streets of Deadwood.  Recreate the legendary battle at the Little Bighorn Battlefield and tour the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody.

Of course, there’s always the California coastal experience that spans from the cable cars of San Francisco to the shores of San Diego.  Along the way visit quaint Carmel,  drive the scenic 17 Mile Drive of Monterey past Pebble Beach,  cruise famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, tour the Hearst Castle in San Simeon and take in the dramatic coastline drive by Big Sur.

The vacation experiences of North America are many and varied.  Whether setting your sights on a brief getaway or extended excursion, there is bound to be an intriguing opportunity that’s right for you!

European Tour

Of all the global destinations possible a European adventure opens your senses to a diversity of experiences.  Choose from explorations to a variety of regions that include everything from historical old world splendor to cosmopolitan hubs offering some of the greatest culinary and shopping opportunities anywhere.

Travelers to central Europe  will find some of the most famous icons of western civilization .  Among the most popular points of interest is France with its charming countryside,  renowned wine regions and the shining lights of Paris where visitors take in the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, view the treasures of the Louvre Museum, stroll the gardens of nearby Versailles and ascend the Eiffel Tower to capture breathtaking scenes one of the world’s most glamorous cities. And when it comes to scenery there’s few landscapes that rival the majesty of Switzerland’s Alps and the captivating cities of Zurich, Lugano and Lucerne.

Further featuring Central Europe are itineraries that include the jewels of historical Imperial Europe including Prague with its Astronomical Clock and the 1,000 year old Hradcany Castle, as well as, Budapest, Berlin and Vienna where you’ll find landmarks that include Schonbrunn Palace, St. Stephens Cathedral and the famous concert hall.

Dipping south to the Mediterranean you can choose to explore the picturesque settings of Spain.  Among the places to take in is metropolitan Madrid with its museums and palaces, the spirited port city of Barcelona, the towering sights of Gibraltar and famous sun worshipper beaches stretching along the Costa del Sol.

For the quintessential European experience there’s the sights, flavors and sound of Italy. Here you can tailor a vacation memory that spans from the tranquil hills of Tuscany to the beauty of coastal Naples. Among its most sought after havens is the Renaissance flavored city of Florence,  Pompeii with its excavated ruins and Pisa, home of the  extraordinary Leaning Tower.  Of course, no excursion through Italy is complete without a stay in the bustling hub of Rome with its famous ancient ruins, chapels and legendary museums.

Finally, there’s the northern Scandinavian capitals of Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki.    And what better way to cap off a Northern Europe tour than a stop in Russia at St. Petersburg and Moscow where sightseers are treated to encounters with St. Issacs Cathedral, Catherine Palace and Red Square with its famed building of Moorish architecture.

Australia – South Pacific Tour

Few adventures offer more excitement than a vacation to /the exotic South Pacific and the lands of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

An ideal starting point for this worldly adventure is a stay in tropical Fiji, where an island paradise invites you to enjoy a rich Polynesian heritage that includes great food, historic sites and outdoor recreation.

A variety of Australian tours bring you face to face with spectacular scenery, attractive cities and one of the world’s unique cultures. Among the most popular destinations is Sydney, the nation’s largest city and Melbourne, the second-largest city.   While in Sydney you’ll enjoy sightseeing that includes botanical gardens, the Bondi Surf Bather’s Life Saving Club and famed Opera House, one of the world’s most distinctive architectural achievements.  In Melbourne visitors can stroll historic Finders Street Station and the active cultural hub centered at Federation Square.

To explore Australia’s rich Aboriginal heritage there’s excursions to Darwin and the Kakadu National Park with its 7300 square miles of waterways and cruises into the heart crocodile habitats and walks along ancient Aboriginal trails.  Continue your exploration of life in the Outback at Alice Springs and during a train journey to the city of Adelaide where nearby Barossa Valley features some of the country’s best wines.

For one of the utmost Australian experiences you’ll want to include a visit to coastal Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.  Here take a glass-bottom boat tour or snorkel to connect with what is heralded as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

In New Zealand tour options can include travel to Christchurch , where you’ll tour  Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Queenstown where you’ll behold the spectacular views of snowcapped peaks, waterfalls of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Asia Tour

An escape to Asia promises to deliver an exotic and magical journey into the heart of some of the world’s most unique cultures.

Among today’s most sought Asian destinations is the magnificent land of China. Heading the list of stops in this sprawling nation is the capital city of Beijing.Top visitor highlights include famous Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest square and the awe-inspiring Great Wall.  Perhaps the most cherished experience is a visit to the Forbidden City’s Imperial Palace and entertaining rickshaw ride through the city’s historic neighborhoods with its ancient alleys.

In central China a visit to Xian will open your eyes to the famous Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD and the famed army of Terracotta Warriors that guarded China’s first emperor’s tomb for 2,000 years.

Still another planned stop worth pursuing is a visit to the coastal haven of Shanghai, China’s most populous city.  This world center of trade and commerce delivers an exploration that includes Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum and the noted Children’s Palace.

Also, today’s adventurous vacationer will want to arrange a visit to fascinating Hong Kong.  This destination promises an exciting glimpse into one of the most active trade centers where endless shopping and authentic Asian cuisine promises to deliver a memorable experience.

Another of Asia’s most popular tour destinations is Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. This intriguing land blends its interesting cultural traditions, distinctive landscapes and landmark haunts to create the vacation experience of a lifetime.  Among the points of visit to include is Matsumoto, home of its namesake castle, Takayama, Shirakawa and dazzling Tokyo.

From its natural beauty to its historic treasures, a tour of Asia assuredly ranks among the most prized of vacation happenings.

Alaska Tour

The majesty and expansiveness of Alaska offers one of the most exhilarating tour opportunities in the world. It’s coastal and interior destinations filled with visual sensations and its history rich with native cultures and legend of the last great frontier.

Among its many places to visit is a tour of the inside passage waters and its quaint seaport towns where you’ll be shuttled back to the era of the great gold rush and encounter groups of orcas, giant humpback whales and playful sea otters. At Skagway you can ride a train to the scenic Yukon territory, while at Juneau, the state’s capital, you can drive-up to the face of Mendenhall Glacier and hike to the base of the attraction’s giant waterfall.

For a taste of city life a tour of Anchorage delivers you to Alaska’s largest city.
For your enjoyment, is a vibrant city with great dining, nightlife, galleries and museums.
Yet just outside the hub of the city your surrounded by spectacular wilderness settings filled with opportunities for exploring the great outdoors. Among the points of interest you’ll find is the Anchorage Museum offering an extensive display of artifacts, art and historical insight into Alaska’s native heritage. Other area attractions that may perk your interests is the Alaska Botanical Garden and the Alaska SeaLife Center in the port town of Seward.

Taking a ride on the famous Alaska Railroad to the interior lands brings you to Fairbanks. Among its many attractions is a paddleboat cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers where you’ll stop and get a close-up view of native customs and a taste of the wilderness lifestyle. You can also try your hand at panning for gold, enjoying a traditional salmon bake or inspecting the famous Alaskan oil pipeline.

To behold one of North America’s greatest treasures, a must include on your itinerary is a visit to Denali National Park. There you’ll encounter a vast unspoiled habitat for Alaska’s famed wildlife, come to face-to-face with Mount McKinley, North America’s highest mountain, and experience and endless stream of breath-taking scenery.

One thing for certain, every visit to Alaska is an odyssey certain to leave impressions that last for a lifetime.