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8 Days/ 7 Nights

2021 Departures: June 18, July 16, August 13, September 17

Seattle • Portland • Bend • Ashland • Cannon Beach

Sightseeing to include:

  • Seattle's Space Needle & Pioneer Square
  • Portland's Washington Park Rose Gardens
  • Columbia River Gorge & Multnomah Falls
  • Crater Lake
  • Haystack Rock

Experiences to include:

  • Craft Brewery Tours & Tastings
  • Pike Place Market Food Tour
  • Portland Bicycle Brewery Tour or Walking Foodie Tour
  • Paranormal Explorations
  • Eugene Ale Trail

click here for PACIFIC NORTHWEST PEAKS & POURS complete itinerary details



8 Days/ 7 Nights

2021 Departures: June 12, July 24, August 21, September 11

Denver • Aspen • Telluride • Durango • Colorado Springs

Sightseeing to include:

  • Aspen and Telluride walking tours
  • Visit of Ouray, Silverton, Salida
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • US Air Force Academy
  • Cripple Creek

Experiences to include:

  • Craft Brewery Tours & Tastings
  • Maroon Bells Hike or North Fork River Rafting
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Royal Gorge Bridge
  • Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

click here for COLORADO MOUNTAIN CRESTS & CRAFT BREWS complete itinerary details



8 Days/ 7 Nights

2021 Departures: May 15, June 26, September 25, October 2

Boston • Ogunquit • Bethel • Stowe • Boston

Sightseeing to include:

  • Boston & Sites along the Freedom Trail
  • Faneuil Hall Market Place
  • Portsmouth's Historic Center
  • Portland Headlight & Old Port
  • New Hampshire White Mountains
  • Kancamagus Scenic Highway
  • Woodstock
  • Stowe

Experiences to include:

  • Craft Brewery Tours & Tastings
  • Marginal Way Walk
  • Lobster Boat
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Hiking Mt. Mansfield or Bicycling Stowe area Scenic Trails
  • IPA Highway
  • Whale Watch Cruise or JFK Library & Museum

click here for BREW ENGLAND; BEACHES, BLUFFS & BEER complete itinerary details



8 Days / 7 Nights

2021 Departures: May 21, August 27

Chicago • Mackinac Island • Traverse City • Milwaukee

Sightseeing to include:

  • Chicago Loop
  • Holland
  • Mackinac Island
  • Traverse City
  • Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Market & Harley Davidson Museum
  • Oak Park & Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
  • Leelanau Peninsula

Experiences to include:

  • Chicago Architecture Photography River Cruise
  • Chicago Sins & Suds walking tour or City Segway tour
  • Night at Kingston Mines Blues Club
  • Winery tour & tasting
  • Half-day self-guided Bicycle tour or Horse & Carriage tour
  • Bavarian Beer Garden dinner

click here for GREAT LAKES EXPLORER: CLASSIC AMERICANA complete itinerary details



8 Days /7 Nights

2021 Departures: April 16, May 14, September 10, October 22

New Orleans • Memphis • Nashville • Birmingham

Sightseeing to include:

  • New Orleans & historic districts
  • Memphis, Rock ‘n Soul Museum & Sun Studio
  • Nashville, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & RCA Studio B
  • Muscle Shoals including: Fame Studio & Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • Birmingham & Civil Rights Institute

Experiences to include:

  • French Quarter Food Tour
  • Memphis’ Beale Street
  • Graceland Experience Tour
  • Memphis Food tour or Gibson Guitar factory
  • Nashville's Broadway
  • Country Music Stars' homes driving tour or Belle Meade Plantation
  • Soul Food Dinner

click here for A SOUTHERN STORY; SOUNDS & SPECIALTIES complete itinerary details



8 Days / 7 Nights

2021 Departures: April 9, May 7, September 3, October 15

Fort Worth • Austin • San Antonio • Houston

Sightseeing to include:

  • Tours of Dallas & Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
  • San Antonio, San Antonio Riverwalk & the Alamo & Missions
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Austin
  • Houston & NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Experiences to include:

  • Stockyards Cattle Drive & Championship Rodeo
  • Beaumont Ranch - Trail rides, Roping or Clay shooting lessons
  • Food Truck Lunch
  • Austin City Limits at the Moody Tour
  • Live Music Venues including The Continental & Gruene Dance Hall

click here for A TASTE OF TEXAS & THE TWO-STEP complete itinerary details



9 Days / 8 Nights

2022 Departures: January 13, 2022, February 10, 2022

Salt Lake City • Jackson Hole • Yellowstone

Sightseeing to include:

  • Salt Lake City
  • Jackson Hole
  • Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • National Elk Refuge
  • Mammoth Springs
  • Yellowstone's Lamar Valley
  • Yellowstone National Park (Upper and Lower Loops)

Experiences to include:

  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge
  • Teton National Park
  • Winter Wolf and Wildlife Safari
  • Snowcoach Tours of Yellowstone

click here for YELLOWSTONE’S WINTER WONDERS: A SNOW SEASON SAFARI complete itinerary details

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Per room cost
Jun 18$3090/$3830
Jul 16$3330/$4170
Aug 13$3330/$4170
Sep 17$3090/$3830
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


DAY 1 Seattle

Group members who are not on the pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide, a beer aficionado and destination specialist. We’ll be given an introduction to our 8-day exploration of the Pacific Northwest’s unrivaled beauty; spectacular waterfalls and lakes, magnificent mountains and volcanic monuments, young, vibrant cities—and some of the most imaginative craft beers in the country.

DAY 2 Seattle

This morning we’ll tour Seattle, an unpretentious port city populated with natural and cultural amenities that epitomize the attraction of the Northwest. Visit its colorful neighborhoods and iconic attractions such as historic Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle.

This afternoon will be for tastings. The proliferation of Seattle craft breweries is mind boggling. The city’s small-batch producers tend to know their stuff, producing solid line-ups of supremely drinkable IPAs, stouts, and more.

You’ll find loads of restaurants this evening serving regional cuisine paired with specially selected brews. Seattle dishes are heavily influenced by Asian and Native American traditions and typically feature locally-caught seafood.

DAY 3 Seattle—Portland (175mi/281km)

Pike Place Market is as much a part of Seattle’s identity as the evergreens, the mountains, and the water. Past or present members of the Pike Place Market community will guide us through the market ensuring we receive special treatment. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the “original” Starbucks store, and savor tastings at no less than 7 food stalls.

Upon arrival in Portland, there’ll be time to relax, have dinner and taste some of the local brews before meeting up for a special evening program. You’ll be given real ghost hunting equipment before visiting known ghostly places and getting behind the scenes into what hauntings are all about. This is not a theatrical performance. It's a true view into the reality of paranormal investigations .

Day 4 Portland

Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city and its iconic gardens. This afternoon, explore more of the city on your choice of tours. Join a bicycle tour that will take us to breweries featuring local classics as well as innovative and fresh flavors or enjoy a walking tour to some of the downtown area’s most unique restaurants, food emporiums and food trucks, all while experiencing the City of Roses’ eclectic mix of neighborhoods.

DAY 5 Portland—Columbia River Gorge—Bend (213mi/340km)

Spend this day taking in the beauty of two major Pacific Northwest rivers: the Columbia and Hood Rivers. We’ll visit Columbia River Gorge and experience the power and beauty of nature up close at Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall (186m) roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. We’ll then stop at some of the 12 breweries in this area. Imaginative flavors are created here using local malts, hops and fresh fruit in its beers.

Our drive continues south to Bend, known for its richly diverse cultural landscape, award-winning dining and boutique shopping,

DAY 6 Bend—Crater Lake—Ashland (221mi/337km)

Today we’ll travel to Crater Lake National Park. Created by a collapsed volcano after a violent eruption more than 7,000 years ago, scientists marvel at its purity. Fed only by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the US at nearly 600m. Stand in wonder at its blue water and stunning setting. A National Park Ranger will talk to us about the Park’s origins and special features before we take a leisurely hike filled with breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

Continue to Ashland and enjoy the downtown this evening. ranked in the top 10 of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” Ashland is a cultural hot spot, with award-winning galleries, theaters and restaurants .

DAY 7 Ashland—Eugene—Cannon Beach/Seaside (361mi/577km)

This morning you will tour the city of Eugene, home to the University of Oregon and a prominent arts community. After a short walking tour, you will stop in an area of Eugene aligned with local breweries, all part of Eugene’s Ale Trail. Ultra pure water from the McKenzie River and an emphasis on local and regional ingredients from hops to grains make these local beers bold and flavorful.

This evening you will enjoy a final night dinner in the coastal community of Cannon Beach which combines the inspiring beauty of the Oregon Coast with a picture-perfect village by the sea.

You will overnight in neighboring Seaside this evening.

Day 8 Cannon-Beach/Seaside—Seattle (207mi/330km)

Start the day with a walk on the beach to dramatic shoreline rock formations like Haystack Rock. Haystack Rock is one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, rising 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline. Cannon Beach also offers the quintessential small beach town experience. You’ll have time to wander the picturesque sidewalks and courtyards of downtown Cannon Beach to discover art galleries, specialty shops, and public art.

We depart for Seattle early afternoon. You may be dropped off at the Seattle-Tacoma airport or downtown Seattle this evening.


June 18

July 16

August 13

Sept 17



Seattle The Graduate
Portland Hotel Rose
Bend Tetherow Resort
Ashland Ashland Hills Hotel
Seaside Kathryn River Front Inn

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
Jun 12$3180/$3860
Jul 24$3180/$3860
Aug 21$2815/$3245
Sep 11$3180/$3860
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


DAY 1 Denver

This evening, after checking into our Denver hotel, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide, a beer aficionado and destination specialist. We’ll be given an introduction to this 8-day exploration of breathtaking National Parks, regional culture, history, and—of course—fresh, local craft beer!

DAY 2 Denver—Aspen (159mi/254km)

This morning we’ll take a tour through Denver.  Catch stunning views of the Rocky Mountains in between stops at historic and cultural locations, emerging neighborhoods, and hidden gems of the Mile-High city.

In the brewery district of River North (known as RiNo) we’ll tour some of the 45 breweries located in this capital city, each producing beer with very distinct aroma, body and finish.

Our drive to Aspen this afternoon will be a memorable one. We’ll  travel along highways that are lined with jagged cliffs, winding roads over high-alpine passes and switchback turns  with views that will keep your camera  snapping.

We’ll take a casual 12 block stroll through historic downtown Aspen to acquaint us with Aspen’s ins and outs and the energy that makes it a world-class resort town. 

DAY 3 Aspen

This morning, choose your included activity.  Enjoy a leisurely morning hike through the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Known as "the most photographed peaks in North America", Be sure to bring your camera as this area is also home to moose and black bear. Or - raft the Upper Roaring Fork.  This section of river features beautiful scenery, and wildlife and can be enjoyed by beginners as well as experienced rafters.

The afternoon is free to explore Aspen’s landmarks and boutiques, or engage in more outdoor adventure. We’ll meet up for  tastings at Aspen Brewing Company. From their Seasonally inspired brews to their Barrel-Aged Temerity Series, there’s sure to be a brew to inspire a “damn that’s good!”  from everyone.

DAY 4 Aspen—Telluride (200mi/320km)

Today we travel through McClure Pass, one of Colorado's most scenic and historic byways. A trip on the West Elk Loop passes through national forestlands, wilderness preserves, state and national parks, quaint small towns and some of Colorado's most majestic scenery.

Upon arrival in Telluride we’ll explore the town on foot. Because of its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District.  We’ll finish our tour at Telluride Brewing Company where we’ll quench our thirst with the smooth-tasting flavors of beer from one of the highest microbreweries in the world.

The evening is free to enjoy the atmosphere of this historic Victorian mining town or take the  gondola ride to explore Telluride Mountain Village  and magnificent views.

DAY 5 Telluride—Silverton—Durango (121mi/195km)

We’ll travel along the Million Dollar Highway today between Ouray, a charming town surrounded by steep mountains, and Silverton, an old silver mining town. Much of Silverton is considered a National Historic Landmark and is the depot town of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This 3 ft. narrow gauge heritage railroad has been hauling freight and passengers in continuous operation since 1882. We will ride this historic railroad along the Animas River, through wilderness inaccessible by any road, for a steam-powered arrival into Durango. The evening is free to explore Durango’s local culture and cuisine.

DAY 6 Durango—Mesa Verde—Durango (112mi/180km)

Today we’re off to Mesa Verde National Park, the largest archeological preserve in the US. Here we’ll get a look at cave dwellings inhabited  by groups of nomadic American Indians as early as 7500 BC. Upon our return to Durango we’ll visit one of the oldest craft breweries in the state. Water born high in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado makes these hand-crafted brews taste so good.

DAY 7 Durango—Salida—Colorado Springs 


Depart for Colorado Springs, stopping en route in Salida, a quaint, western style town with a creative arts scene and a selection of breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

Before arriving in Colorado Springs we’ll visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Hanging high above Colorado’s wild Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is America’s highest suspension bridge and a legendary feat of engineering renowned the world over. An included final night pairings dinner will feature Colorado Springs’ internationally diverse cuisine and big tastes from small, local beer companies.

DAY 8 Colorado Springs—Cripple Creek—Denver (159mi/254km)    

We begin the day by visiting the historic mining town of Cripple Creek., Old brick buildings along the main streets will take us right back to the Old West. We’ll even have the opportunity to descend 1,000 feet below ground to learn about the workings of the 1890s hard rock gold miner. Beginning with a ride on a skip to the lower working levels of the mine we’ll witness the operation and ride aboard the last air-powered Tram-Air Locomotive.

There’ll be some time to enjoy lunch and one more mountain brewed beer before heading back to Denver.

Passengers may be dropped off in downtown Denver or transferred to the airport.


June 12

July 24

August 21

September 11



Denver Magnolia Hotel
Snowmass Stonebridge Inn
Telluride The Victorian Inn
Durango Strater Hotel
Colorado Springs BW Plus Peak Vista Inn

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
May 15$2995/$3720
June 26$3190/$4020
Sept 25$3190/$4020
Oct 2$3350/$4275
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.



DAY 1 Boston

Check-in to hotel and this evening mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide, a beer aficionado and destination specialist. We’ll be given an introduction to our 8-day exploration of New England. From the historic streets of Boston, to the breathtaking beauty of Maine’s rocky coastline and the awe-inspiring mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and we’ll taste the holy grails of craft beer in each region.

DAY 2 Boston—Portsmouth—Ogunquit (78mi/126km)

This morning we’ll take an orientation tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, architecturally significant Back Bay, and bustling waterfront. Boston continues to be an important center of commerce, technology and the arts for both the region and the country.

We then head north to Portsmouth, a port city with cobblestoned streets, a downtown filled with charming shops and restaurants, significant examples of Colonial, Georgian, and Federal style houses, and brewers who continue New England’s rich beer-making history. And, like a true New Englander, the beers brewed here are approachable, dependable and impervious to trends. After a tour and tastings we’ll continue along the coast to Ogunquit, a popular beach resort whose name means “beautiful place by the sea”.

Upon arrival, we’ll gather for tastings of some of the most unique and flavorful craft beers in the region.

DAY 3 Ogunquit—Portland—Ogunquit (75mi/121km)

We’ll start the day with a walk on the Marginal Way, a mile-long, paved foot path along the rocky coast with picture-perfect views worthy of any photography book.

Upon reaching Perkins Cove, board a lobster boat for a one-hour cruise to see traps hauled and lobsters caught by authentic Maine lobstermen. The tour guide will provide a detailed explanation of the lobster fishery and the many scenic points of interest along the way.

This afternoon we’ll travel to Portland, where historical homes and maritime museums chronicle the emergence of the area from a trading and fishing settlement into one of the nation's most active seaports. It’s also been ranked #1 craft beer city in the world by Matador Network. With a population of 200,000, this old port city with a young vibe is home to 19 craft brewing companies and an additional 15 craft brew pubs. We’ll visit ones that interpret historic styles with unique twists.

After a stop in Kennebunkport, we’ll return to Ogunquit.

DAY 4 Ogunquit—Bethel (88mi/142km)

This morning we’ll travel through the lakes region and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

A ride on the Cog Railway takes us to the summit of Mt. Washington, the eastern seaboard’s tallest peak . The Cog is the world’s first mountain-climbing railway and a National Historic Engineering Landmark. On a clear day, the view extends all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

TSpend time in North Conway for shopping at its famous tax-free outlets or relax at one of its local pubs.

DAY 5 Bethel—Stowe (125mi/201km)

Today we drive along the Kancamagus Highway, a 55 km long two-lane road, considered one of the most scenic drives in the region. It has been designated a National Scenic Byway by the US Department of Transportation.

Cross over the border into Vermont, regularly ranked near the top of the list as having the most number of breweries per capita in the country. We’ll taste our way to Stowe, a charming resort town at the base of Mt. Mansfield.

DAY 6 Stowe—Northern Vermont—Stowe (65mi/105km)

The choice of activity is yours this morning. You can enjoy a guided, relaxed hike through the through serene woodlands with spectacular views of Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch keeping the camera at the ready to capture pictures of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Or see firsthand what makes Vermont such a special place by cycling the amazing remote back roads, and low traffic paved roads,

After an included lunch we’ll follow Vermont’s IPA Highway to some of the state’s most sought-after breweries renowned for their India Pale Ale (IPA) and in between there’s lots of scenery and quintessential New England places to stop.

DAY 7 Stowe—Woodstock—Boston (212mi/341km)

We’ll make a short stop in Woodstock, named “the prettiest small town in America” by Yankee Magazine, while en route to Boston.

Upon arrival, we’ll visit the Grand-daddy of the craft brew movement in America—the Boston Beer Co, makers of Sam Adams. While some may argue it’s no longer a craft brewery, the tour and tastings of some of their more unique brews are worth the visit.

DAY 8 Boston

This morning the choice is yours once again. You may board a half-day whale-watching cruise. Naturalists narrate as you cruise to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds, and more. Or visit the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, the repository of personal and political memorabilia of our 35th President. Exhibits include the presidential campaign of 1960 and New Frontier, the Oval Office, the life of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy; and photographs and momentos from the Kennedy family .

After return to port late afternoon, transfer to your hotel or Boston’s airport.


May 15

June 26

September 25

October 2



Boston Aloft Boston Seaport
Ogunquit Meadowmere Resort
Bethel Bethel Inn
Stowe Field Guide
Boston Aloft Boston Seaport

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
May 21$3570/$4385
Aug 27$3520/$4305
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


DAY 1 Chicago

Group members who are not on a pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our Tour Manager, a destination specialist.

DAY 2 Chicago

Chicago, situated on Lake Michigan, is among the largest cities in the U.S. It’s famed around the world for many things, including its bold architecture, its blues musicians and clubs, deep-dish pizza - and Al Capone.

There’s no better way to tour Chi-town as it’s called than on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s architectural River Cruise. But we won’t take the ordinary river tour. We’ll board an exclusive CAF photography river cruise, designed for the photographer, or photographer at heart. You’ll have access to all angles while the local, highly-trained docent points out architectural highlights along the way.

This afternoon, choose between excursions. If you like sin with your suds, then join our walking tour and learn the basics of Chicago’s sinful history, all the way from the city’s first vice district, to Capone, Prohibition, and the mob. Explore the basics of different beer styles and beer’s influence on criminal enterprises, especially during Prohibition. You’ll taste several Midwestern craft beers from lagers to porters.

Or choose to glide through the fragrant floral paths and rose gardens of Grant Park, along the Lakefront to the Museum Campus on your very own Segway. If you can stand you can learn to use a Segway. Knowledgeable guides explain the culture and history of the area and massive museums.

Tonight, Kingston Mines is on the menu. Founded in 1968, Kingston Mines is the largest and oldest continuously operating blues club in Chicago. Its two stages have been graced by the likes of Magic Slim, Billy Branch, Junior Wells, and scores of other musical greats. We’ll listen to some of Chicago’s best live music – and remember their motto: “Hear Blues – Drink Booze – Talk Loud – You’re Among Friends!” ™ You may want to eat before we go, or save your appetite for the southern style fare you can get onsite from Doc’s Rib Joint.

DAY 3 Chicago – Holland – Mackinac Island (413mi/664km)

You won’t need your passport to enter this Holland, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The Dutch heritage is plain to see in the traditional Dutch architecture and ambiance. Stroll the quaint downtown and enjoy it galleries, shops and eateries.

We’ll continue north to the Leelanau Peninsula. Here we visit some of the peninsulas noted wineries. We’ll discover breathtaking views and stylish wines as well as their passionate winemakers.

This afternoon we leave our vehicle behind and board the ferry to Mackinac Island This Victorial-style island, covering only 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area, is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is well known for its wide variety of architectural styles, including the Victorian Grand Hotel and its ban on all motor vehicles.

Day 4 Mackinac Island

This morning, as part of the included touring, you can explore Mackinac Island your way.

Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only modes of transportation here. You can pick up a bicycle – or adult tricycle – and gear, along with trail maps guiding you on various routes throughout the island. Take the perimeter route to loop around Mackinac Island’s shoreline. The flat, smooth asphalt road places you right between dramatic forestry and the rocky shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron with majestic views of their deep blue waters.

Or take a more adventurous tour route for an “immersive experience” to see Mackinac Island’s points of interest such as Skull Cave, the Grand Golf Course, Arch Rock, Governor's Residence, and Fort Mackinac.

You may want to sit back and relax on a guided horse-drawn carriage instead. See many of the island’s sites with stops along the way. The afternoon and evening is free to enjoy as you like.

Day 5 Mackinac Island – Leelanau Peninsula – Traverse City

There will be some free time on the island this morning before departing for Traverse City. The downtown exudes retro charm with plenty of fresh, farm to table restaurants and big-city entertainment with a small-town feel. You may want to take in a show, the opera or live jazz.

Day 6 Traverse City – Lake Michigan Crossing - Milwaukee (251mi/ 404km)

Heading south today, we’ll stop to taste some of the local craft beers. Bolstered by the Great Lakes and nurtured by the glacier rich soil, Michigan is a brewer's paradise with countless varieties of styles and tastes. It ranks fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs.

Late afternoon we make the ferry crossing across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin.

Tonight we visit Milwaukee's most unique downtown food destination, the Milwaukee Public Market. Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-prepared foods, you’ll have a wide variety of dinner options from its independent merchants. Enjoy your selection in the Market’s Palm Garden.

Day 7 Milwaukee

Once known almost exclusively as a brewing powerhouse, the city now boasts the beautiful Milwaukee Riverwalk and Milwaukee Art Museum, with its architecturally impressive addition shaped like a floating cross, with wings opening and closing from a central base.

This morning we’ll tour past the beautiful mansions along Lake Michigan with numerous photo opportunities at the city’s most unique landmarks, as well as several stops where you can interact with locals and experience the city as they do. We’ll take in City Hall, the Milwaukee Art Museum, North Point Lighthouse, Miller Park, the Historic Third Ward, and much more.

This afternoon we’ll visit the Harley Davidson Museum. “It’s the best of American design and culture – seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building.” Exhibits tell the stories of the extraordinary people, products, history and culture of Harley-Davidson and for some of you, this is the moment you've been waiting for. That's right, go ahead and swing your leg over one of the many motorcycles that inhabit the gallery.

You will enjoy a final included night dinner at a downtown brew pub. New breweries have been popping up like weeds in Milwaukee over the last couple years; "Beer isn't just a drink in Milwaukee, it's a way of life, and that's how they like it!"

Milwaukee’s German heritage is apparent throughout the city and in its beer gardens!

We’ll enjoy a final night dinner together at a Bavarian Bierhaus. Enjoy Bavarian favorites from jaegerschnitzel to bienenstich and both local and German style beers from its own brewery.

Day 8 Milwaukee – Oak Park - Chicago (105mi/170km)

After departing Milwaukee we arrive in Oak Park, once the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, where he designed and built some of his earliest buildings. Unity Temple and Wright's own former home and studio are among the many Wright buildings still preserved in the village. We’ll tour the Wright home and see the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway before time for lunch in the village.

Passengers departing for home will be dropped off at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Those staying on will be taken to our post-tour hotel.


May 21

August 27



Chicago Palmer House Hilton
Mackinac Island Lake View Hotel
Traverse City Indigo Hotel
Milwaukee Aloft Downtown

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
Apr 16$3570/$4430
May 14$3355/$4125
Sept 10$3355/$4125
Oct 22$3570/$4430
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


Day 1 New Orleans

Group members who are not on a pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our Tour Manager, a destination specialist.

Day 2 New Orleans

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is one of America's most culturally and historically rich destinations.

This morning we’ll visit some of the city’s varied neighborhoods and meet the locals who’ll engage you with fascinating stories of “their” New Orleans. The Garden District homes are still known by the names of the families that built them over a century ago, and the Tremé is a vital American landmark for African-American and Creole culture. There are 20 historic districts on the National Register in New Orleans, more than any other city in the United States .

There’s no better way to get acquainted with a city than by tasting some of its acclaimed foods, so this afternoon, we’ll experience New Orleans through its cuisine. Our walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter, led by a local culinary expert, will teach us to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cooking, and of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine.

The evening is free to enjoy some of New Orlean’s vibrant nightlife.

Day 3 New Orleans – Jackson - Memphis (395mi/640km)

We’ll depart for Memphis this morning, visiting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi en route.

Memphis is the home of American blues music, legendary musicians, famous barbecue and historic landmarks. We’ll enjoy a little bit of each during our stay, beginning with a visit to Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll, followed by a visit to the Rock ‘n Soul Museum. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from its beginnings in the 1930s, to its global musical influence of today.

Tonight, stroll along iconic Beale St, for a dose of authentic blues, soul and rock n’ roll at one of the many music clubs where you can dance to the wee hours.

Day 4 Memphis

No trip to Memphis would be complete without a tour of Graceland. Purchased in 1957, Graceland was home to the King of Rock ‘n Roll until his death in 1977. It is one of the most visited homes in the United States, second only to the White House.

Our Experience Tour will include the Mansion, exhibits showcasing Elvis' career, his automobiles, his wardrobe, his gold records and much more from the Graceland Archives.

What peaks your interest more? A walking tour of Memphis that includes authentic, mouth-watering BBQ like dry-rubbed or saucy ribs, and pulled pork with a sprinkling of history and culture? Or - visiting the Gibson Guitar Factory for an intimate viewing of Gibson's skilled Luthiers crafting some of the finest guitars in the world? The choice is yours and neither experience will disappoint as a local BBQ connoisseur and guitar craftsman impart their knowledge on your preferred program.

Day 5 Memphis - Nashville (212mi/342km)

Upon arrival in Nashville, we’ll visit Ryman Auditorium, most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 — 1974. A special Backstage Tour has been arranged for the group. 

Learn how the Ryman became known as the "Carnegie Hall of the South" and get to stand on the stage and in the wings, soaking up every drop of music history in the very spaces where Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Katharine Hepburn and so many others stood under the lights. You’ll even have the chance to take home your own Ryman Records CD that you record in the Ryman Recording Studio.

After dinner, enjoy the area between Broadway and 2nd Avenue, filled with entertainment venues, and night clubs, known locally as “honky tonks”.

Day 6 Nashville

The choice of activity is yours this morning.

Enjoy a driving tour through the neighborhoods of country music greats and famous Nashvillians who call Music City USA their home. See the homes of such stars as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Milsap, and more. Or visit Belle Meade Plantation, where you’ll tour the Mansion, gardens and outbuildings of the Plantation once known as the “Queen of Southern Plantations”. 

In the afternoon we’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and tour Historic RCA Studio B – where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs.

The night is yours to enjoy more of the local music and entertainment venues.

Day 7 Nashville – Muscle Shoals - Birmingham (248mi/400km)

The music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I'll Take You There," "Brown Sugar," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Mustang Sally," ""Kodachrome," and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there. While in Muscle Shoals we’ll see FAME Studios, home of the Muscle Shoals Sound, it is among the elite in American musical history.

We’ll also visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to discover the stories behind the songs from Alabama’s music legends.

We’ll end the day in Birmingham, which gained national and international attention as a center of activity during the Civil Rights Movement.

Bring an empty stomach to the table tonight for our final night dinner because there’s nothin’ like authentic Alabama BBQ from Dreamland, cooked up low and slow.

Day 8 Birmingham – Atlanta (146mi/235km)

We’ll tour the heart of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District this morning to see important sites in the city’s fight for Civil Rights and we’ll visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where a series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans, the Civil Rights Movement and the “walk to freedom”.

We’ll arrive Atlanta late afternoon for airport and city drop-offs.


April 16

May 14

September 10

October 22



New Orleans Hotel Indigo
Memphis Hotel Napoleon
Nashville The Hutton Hotel
Birmingham The Tutwiler

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
Apr 9$3115/$3825
May 7$2975/$3600
Sept 3$2975/$3600
Oct 15$3115/$3825
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


Day 1 Fort Worth

Group members who are not on the pre-tour will arrive today.

This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide, a destination specialist. We’ll be introduced to our 8-day exploration of Texas at a nearby Saloon in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

Day 2 Fort Worth – Dallas – Fort Worth (65mi/104km)

This morning we’ll take an orientation tour of Dallas, a city that offers a unique blend of Southwestern warmth, cosmopolitan flair, old west charm and modern sophistication. We’ll visit the Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, The Museum, located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. After visiting the museum, we’ll travel the route of the Presidential Motorcade and follow the timeline of Lee Harvey Oswald as that fatal day in November 1963 unfolded.

In the afternoon, we return to the Stockyards in time to watch the late afternoon cattle drive. There’ll be time for dinner before gathering to attend the Stockyards Championship Rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum. Afterwards you may choose to cap off the night at Billy Bob’s for a drink, listening to country music, and dancing the Texas Two-Step, or try riding a mechanical bull!

Day 3 Fort Worth – Beaumont Ranch – Austin (195mi/314km)

Depart Fort Worth for Beaumont Ranch. This western ranch reflects Texas in the 1880s when cowboys were driving their herds along the Chisolm Trail - where it now stands. Beaumont Ranch offers outdoor adventure activities to guests, and it is a working cattle ranch with herds of Longhorn Cattle and horses.

Here, you can experience ranch life when you choose from a variety of activities; take a horseback trail ride, learn how to rope cattle, or shoot sporting clays.

Continue to Austin, the capital of Texas, better known these days as the Live Music Capital of the World and a mecca for foodies. Tonight, tickle your taste buds with a taste of Texas Bar-B-Que and local craft beer at one of the city’s iconic smokehouses.

Day 4 Austin

Begin the day with an orientation tour of downtown Austin to see such sites as the University of Texas, the Capital building, and 360 Bridge. Head to ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the permanent home of the PBS program. Austin City Limits is the longest running music series in American television history and the only TV series to be awarded the National Medal of Arts. The pilot episode in 1974 featured Willie Nelson.

We’ll stop for lunch at one of Austin’s famous Food Truck parks. Started in the early ‘90s it has blossomed into a citywide movement. All over town, chefs are eschewing sit-down establishments and serving inexpensive, unpretentious cuisine whipped up in the back of refurbished Airstreams and concession trailers.

The tour continues through Austin’s Hill Country before time to visit SoCo, a vibrant neighborhood that oozes homespun character and boasts the story of Austin’s yesteryear in its boutiques, eateries, galleries and music venues.

No trip to Austin is complete without a visit to the Continental Club. This retro Austin vestige opened in 1957 is a mecca for roots, rockabilly, country and swing music. A classic neon sign hangs above the entrance, and custom hot rods line South Congress Avenue in front of the dimly lit club, which both Rolling Stone and Playboy magazine named one of the Best Clubs in America.

Day 5 Austin – Fredericksburg – San Antonio (148mi/238km)

A drive through the Texas hill country brings us to Fredericksburg, a charming town that proudly embraces its extensive German heritage. Walk the town's streets and pass gothic-style churches with pointed archways and vaulted ceilings, restaurants serving savory schnitzels and tall pints of dunkelweizen, and the sweet smell of German pastries emanating from historic bakeries.

The scenic rolling hills that surround the town are home to approximately 45 wineries. We’ll follow along the Fredericksburg Wine Road and make stops to taste some of the region’s delicious merlots or fruity zinfandels.

We’ll arrive in San Antonio late afternoon. This evening we’ll take an early evening narrated riverboat cruise, stopping for dinner along the Riverwalk.

Day 6 San Antonio

In the 18th century, Spanish priests established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. Today, the five missions represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America and have been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

There’ll be free time this afternoon to explore more of the Riverwalk and surrounding area before we drive out to Gruene National Historic District to experience” bona fide Texas”. The centerpiece of this sleepy, former ghost town is Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas. There’s nothing false or gentrified about Gruene Hall.

The old wooden floors creak and give a little when you dance, and flaps are lifted on the side of the building to create instant natural air conditioning. Here, it’s about listening to the live music and trying the two-step if so inclined.

Day 7 San Antonio – Houston (197mi/315km)

Upon arrival in Houston, we’ll visit Space Center Houston, the gateway to NASA’s Johnson Space Center where we’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at space exploration. The Johnson Space Center is the home of Mission Control where human space missions and the operations of the International Space Station are monitored. A variety of astronauts prepare and train for missions here.

Northeast of Downtown sits a section of historic neighborhoods that date back to the late 1800s. Residents once flocked to the Heights to escape the big city, but today it's the hipsters and young couples that are drawn to this area's rich and character-filled architecture, mom and pop-type shops and funky restaurants.

We’ll enjoy an included final night dinner surrounded by century-old bungalows and unique architectural accents. The area offers an eclectic mix of ice houses, pubs and eateries and we’ll try some of the area’s best local Southern Comfort Foods.

Day 8 Houston – Depart or Houston –New Orleans (348mi/556km)

Those ending their tour in Houston will be transferred to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Depart for New Orleans. En route, we’ll stop for lunch in Lake Charles before arriving New Orleans late afternoon.

Passengers may conclude tour in Houston, or travel by coach to New Orleans. (no additional charge)


April 9

May 7

September 3

October 15



Fort Worth Courtyard Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Austin Lonestar Court
San Antonio Crockett Hotel
Houston Hotel Indigo

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


Per room cost
Jan 13, 2022$3540/$4165
Feb 10, 2022$3355/$3885
* Prices are per room based on double or single occupancy. A double room is the inclusive rate for two people sharing one room. A single room is for one person in a private room.


Day 1 Salt Lake City

Check-in to hotel. This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide and destination specialist. We’ll be given an introduction to our 9-day exploration of the Mountain West. From downtown Salt Lake City to the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park in the winter, we’ll experience the best of the region and one of the country’s most famous national parks.

Day 2 Salt Lake City – Lava Hot Springs—Jackson Hole(280mi/450km)

Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City on your own, seeing sites such as Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum and the Pony Express Historic Trail. We will then depart for Jackson Hole, stopping in Lava Hot Springs along the way for lunch and to see the bubbling springs. Upon arrival in Jackson, we’ll take an orientation tour of the town, home to three major ski resorts, the National Elk Refuge and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Explore this famous Old Western town on your own this evening.

Day 3 Jackson Hole

This morning, we’ll take a horse-drawn sleigh ride onto the National Elk Refuge, where you will have the opportunity to see thousands of elk that have made the refuge their home for the winter season. In 1912, diminishing elk herds across the western U.S. prompted the establishment of the National Elk Refuge in the home of one of the few remaining large elk herds – Jackson Hole. Today, the Refuge’s 24,700 acres of lowland-meadows and marshes and sagebrush and rock-covered foothills supports approximately 5,000-8,000 wintering elk each year. You may also encounter other wildlife such as eagles, coyotes, foxes, badgers, bison, deer, wolves as well as trumpeter swans, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds. The afternoon is at leisure to soak up the atmosphere of the town.

Day 4 Jackson Hole — Bozeman—Gardiner

(310mi/498 km)

Today’s journey takes us into the state of Montana by way Idaho. We’ll drive through the Caribou-Targhee National Forest which occupies over three million acres across Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. We’ll continue north, stopping in Bozeman, the capital of Montana. Our journey ends in the town of Gardiner, located in the heart of Yellowstone’s Northern Range. At the junction of the Gardner and Yellowstone rivers, Gardiner serves as one of the only entrances into Yellowstone that is open during the winter.

Day 5 Gardiner - West Yellowstone

Spend the day in the Lamar Valley, located in the northeastern corner of Yellowstone. Often called America’s Serengeti due to its large and easy-to-see populations of large animals. Here you will discover the diverse and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone’s Northern Range. Learn how to search for wildlife, in particular the wolves that were controversially reintroduced into the park in 1995 and interpret their behavior. You’ll also explore the fascinating role each species plays in the Yellowstone ecosystem. You'll be accompanied by an Institute naturalist guide who knows where and when to look for wolves. At the end of the day, you will rejoin your tour driver for the journey to West Yellowstone where you will spend the next three nights.

Day 6 Yellowstone

Yellowstone in winter is a true wonderland—a place of natural beauty and inspiration, with steaming thermal features and incredible snowy landscapes. With an average elevation of 8,000 feet there is just too much snow for a regular coach, so snowcoaches are specifically designed vehicles built specially to transport guests into Yellowstone National Park during the winter season. Climb on board your snowcoach where we focus on Yellowstone’s upper loop. The day’s touring includes Gibbon Falls, Beryl Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the highlight – the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There will also be stops for wildlife along the Madison River. Boxed lunches are included today during our touring of the park.

Day 7 Yellowstone

We’ll spend another day in Yellowstone National Park on board you snowcoach. Today’s sightseeing focuses on Yellowstone’s Lower Loop where sights include Madison Junction, Fountain Paint Pot, Fountain Flat Road, Biscuit Basin and the highlight – Old Faithful Geyser. The famous geyser currently erupts around 20 times a day with an average height of 130-140 feet. Once again, there will be stops made for any wildlife spotting opportunities and a chance to eat our boxed lunch.

Day 8 Yellowstone—Idaho Falls- Salt Lake City


This morning, depart by coach for Salt Lake City. We’ll stop in Idaho Falls or lunch before arriving back in Salt Lake City. There will be time at leisure before an included farewell dinner.

Day 9

This morning, transfer to Salt Lake City International Airport for your flight home.


January 13, 2022

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Salt Lake City Hampton Inn Salt Lake
Jackson Hole Parkway Inn
Gardiner Best Western Mammoth Hot Springs
West Yellowstone Gray Wolf Inn
Salt Lake City Hampton Inn Salt Lake

*Similar hotels may be substituted on specific dates


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