The airfare included portion is based on departure from the west coast cities of Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. We’ll adjust the airfare portion based on the city you are departing from. Our on-staff travel agent will make all of your air transportation arrangements including gate transfers from the airlines for our travelers who need assistance.
Saddle up, partners! Relive the Wild West at an authentic ranch in Tucson’s rugged, rolling borderland. Hitch up your boots and hang onto your 10-gallon hat for daily horseback riding and even a chance to chase some cows in a team-penning contest! Whether we’re having a bar-b-cue, kicking up our heels at the local hoedown, swimming, fishing, or touring the museum featuring the best creepy-crawlies of the desert — it’s sure to be a good time. At night we just get started at the local watering hole, The Dog House, to shoot pool and swap tales with other outlaws. Three pieces of advice: Don’t cozy up to the cactus, be nice to the pretty ladies, and take off your spurs at night! NOTE: Not adaptive riding.
This three-park San Diego vacation is a whale of a wildlife experience! Sea World features wet ‘n’ wild shows, rides and unforgettable encounters with creatures ranging from sharks, octopuses and bottlenose dolphins to penguins, polar bears and walruses. The top-rated San Diego Zoo provides up-close views of a huge variety of animals, including tigers, gorillas, pandas, hippos, koalas and Komodo dragons. Go on safari through the wide-open spaces of the San Diego Safari Park, where various herds from Africa and Asia hang out like they do back home!
Sparkling waters, bountiful ocean life and perfect climate form the entrancing backdrop for your cruise along Southern California to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Watch topside for dolphins, flying fish and majestic gray whales, and enjoy other colorful sea creatures from a glass bottom boat. Catalina’s laid-back “Island Time” transports you to another world of both tranquility and exploration. Back on deck, dance the night away at a cruise ship fiesta as you voyage to friendly Ensenada – “the Cinderella of the Pacific” and new hot spot on the northern Baja. Shop for bargains at a Mexican market and take in the sights and romantic past of this historic, centuries-old fishing village!
There’s truly something for everyone at Walt Disney World® Resort, where you can experience the splendor and excitement of four theme parks: the enchanting Magic Kingdom®, with its Cinderella Castle centerpiece; the amazing, multicultural Epcot® and its look into an awe-inspiring future; Disney Hollywood Studios®, your backstage pass to captivating movie-making; and Disney Animal Kingdom® Park, with its thrilling expeditions, safaris and other up-close encounters with beasts of the wild. So, get ready to wake up in the middle of magic with your favorite Disney characters!
Fill your days and nights with wonder and excitement as you experience two distinct theme parks within the Disneyland® Resort. “The Happiest Place on Earth” is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination, classic attractions, exciting rides and magical entertainment, dining and shopping. There are lots of opportunities to meet your favorite Disney characters and get a keepsake photo taken with them. At Disney California Adventure® Park, discover the inspiring California that Walt Disney loved, from its storied past and natural wonders to its power to make your inner dreams come true. Plus, we’ll visit the 6-acre attraction, Cars Land, to experience a twisting-turning high-speed adventure!
The experience of a lifetime is here! We’ll start by hopping the Niagara Scenic Trolley through the State Park that offers over 400 acres of protected wildlife and beautiful landscape to explore. You’ll become immersed in the power of the falls at the world-class attraction, Cave of the Winds, where we’ll take an elevator ride to the base of the American Falls and walk upon the wooden Hurricane Deck, aptly named due to the hurricane-force winds generated by the rushing falls. And if that’s not enough, we’ll take a boat tour aboard the Maid of the Mist whose captain will navigate us directly into the center of the Niagara Gorge!
Along the National Mall stands the landmark Washington Monument and the memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. The Mall also puts you at the doorstep of many astounding museums including the famed Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History, with its incredible dinosaur exhibits and the billion-year-old Hope Diamond. Across the Potomac River, Arlington National cemetery is home to the eternal flame at the grave of John F. Kennedy, as well as the Tomb of the Unknowns. A trip to the nation’s capital is monumental!
There’s no place in the world quite like Alaska. Renowned for its rugged grandeur and unspoiled natural beauty, Alaska beckons the adventurous spirit in us all—filled with historic mining towns, awe-inspiring glaciers and breathtaking natural beauty. Sail round trip from Vancouver, BC to behold all kinds of wildlife, from bald eagles and bears to sea otters and whales—and surrender to scenic nature views, ice-blue glaciers, gushing waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and pristine fjords. On ship you can meet your favorite Disney characters, sing karaoke & dance in one of the many lounges and catch the latest Disney movie. Once docked, all the fun and adventure of Alaska–from whale watching and souvenir shopping to touring historic sites—are yours to discover!
A tour of “Tinseltown” includes seeing more than 2,000 entertainment legends enshrined along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and sizing up the cement hand and footprints of silver screen immortals at the lavish Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Imagine receiving an Oscar as you tour the glamorous Kodak Theater, the current home of the annual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Wax Museum provides fans an up-close look at Hollywood idols through the fine art of sculptured wax figures. Then you can enter the world of real moviemaking during a full day of action packed entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood®, which features rides, shows and the new attraction The Wizarding World of Harry Potter®!
Hawaii is the place to make a lifelong connection with one of the grandest creatures of the sea. At Dolphin Quest, amazing face-to-face encounters allow travelers to get in the water and touch these gentle, magnificent beauties. And there’s so much more to experience on the Big Island tour featuring the resounding Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the entertainment, shopping, culture and cuisine along the Kona Coast. You’ll stay in private condos right on the beach with stunning views of the ocean for dolphin, turtles, and whales watching. Swimming, snorkeling, waterside feasts and—new this year—a luau, await travelers. Aloha!
Pre/post trip overnights may be required due to early West coast departures and late returns. Includes lodging, airport transfers, meals and a chaperone. $250 for one night/$400 for both nights.