Privilege Plus Extended Trips

April 17–21: Kentucky Bluegrass Beauty & Ark Encounter (5 Days)

Kentucky: the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, home of the Kentucky Derby, world-famous bourbon, the mint julep and fields of bluegrass. This getaway features: Louisville, Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs Tour, Ohio River dinner cruise, Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum, Derby Dinner Playhouse, My Old Kentucky Home, Heaven Hill Distillery, Parade of Breeds at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park, and the Montgomery Inn Boathouse. SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS: Ark Encounter, a theme park featuring a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark, and the Creation Museum.

RSVP Deadline: 1/15/18

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May 2-4: Pella Tulip Time Festival & Amana Colonies (3 Days)

The Tulip Time Festival is an annual event in Pella, Iowa, a center of Dutch culture in America. Enjoy the Volks Parade and Grandstand Show. Tour Pella with a costumed guide to see its tulip-lined streets, gardens, Klokkenspel carillon, Molengracht mill canal, the Vermeer Windmill, Scholte House and more! Savor delicious Dutch pastries at authentic Dutch bakeries. Other highlights: Amana Colonies, Mississippi River luncheon cruise, and Isabel Bloom studio tour.

RSVP Deadline: 2/17/18

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May 16-20: New York City Theater (5 Days)

It’s springtime in the city! Highlights of this American Classic Tour include: four-night stay at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, three Broadway shows, guided city tour including Central Park,  Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, World Trade Center site, Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Soho, Financial District, Wall Street, and Chinatown. Special attractions: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tour at NBC Studios, United Nations Headquarters, National September 11 Memorial & Museum and more.

RSVP Deadline: 2/14/18

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June 12-25: Alaska Adventure: Land & Sea (14 Days)

Journey to Alaska and marvel at majestic mountain peaks, glacial fjords, deep forests, blue waters and open skies. See grizzly bears, humpback whales, sea lions, bald eagles, moose and caribou. Highlights: deluxe dome railcar to Denali National Park and Preserve, Gold Dredge 8 Tour, Sternwheeler Cruise on Chena River, Fairbanks, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Earthquake Park, Lake Hood, Seward and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Board Holland America’s luxurious MS Westerdam for a seven-day cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Included shore excursions: American Bald Eagle Foundation, Mendenhall Glacier, Auke Bay, Stephens Passage, Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island, Beaver Clan House, Saxman Totem Park, and Great Alaskan Lumber Jack Show. Arrive in Vancouver for a guided city tour, dinner and lodging.

RSVP Deadline: 1/4/18

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July 25-August 2: California National Parks (9 Days)

Discover the magnificent scenery of northern California at Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Cross the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Marvel at Yosemite’s incredible landscape, including El Capitan, Glacial Point and Half Dome. Relish a two-night stay in Sequoia National Park at Wuksachi Lodge with a naturalist guide session on the park’s flora and fauna. Enjoy a visit to San Francisco with its cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge and a two-night stay at the Westin St. Francis. Also included: cruise Lake Tahoe and tour Virginia City, Nevada with a train journey past historic gold mines of the Comstock Lode Era.

RSVP Deadline: 3/25/18

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July 30-August 2: Summertime Mini-Mystery Tour (4 Days)

Get ready for the most creative, fun trip ever, where you won’t know where you will be going from one event to another. Not only will you be visiting interesting places, but you’ll be doing so amidst a special theme complete with witty clues, giveaways, games, costumed tour directors, unique entertainment and festive activities. When you travel on an American Classic Mini- Mystery Tour, you become a member of the American Classic Mystery Club and you’ll receive a special commemorative gift.

RSVP Deadline: 5/1/18

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October 2-10: New England in the Fall: Vermont, New Hampshire Maine & Massachusetts 

The hallmark of this classic New England trip is the upscale quality of all of the hotels, many of which are historic landmarks. Tour highlights: Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Yankee Candle Village, the Berkshires, Orchards Hotel, Billings Farm & Museum, Lake Champlain cruise, Shelburne Museum, Trapp Family Lodge, the Green Mountains, Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour, a maple syrup tree farm, Omni Mount Washington Resort, Portland Head Light, Lexington, Concord, Boston and Lenox Hotel.

RSVP Deadline: TBD

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October 14-23: Columbia River Cruise: Washington and Oregon (10 Days) 

Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the elegant American Empress from Astoria, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington. Enjoy your deluxe stateroom with private veranda, amenities and services, fine dining, professional entertainment, and shore excursions. Highlights: Portland city tour, Astoria Column, The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls, Sacajawea State Park, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Seattle city tour, Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Space Needle.

RSVP Deadline: 4/10/18

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November 11-15: Sedona Red Rock Country and Grand Canyon Tour (5 Days)

When you first see the stunning Red Rock Country mountain peaks appear on the horizon, you will remember it forever! This amazing trip features: Pink Jeep Tour through the Red Rocks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Verde Canyon Railroad and Blazin’ M Ranch cowboy dinner and entertainment.

RSVP Deadline: 8/1/17

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November 26-30: San Antonio Southwestern Christmas (5 Days)

Merry Christmas–Southwestern style! Highlights: four-night stay on the Riverwalk, cruise along the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Mission San José, Fredricksburg and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

RSVP Deadline: 8/25/17

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December 6-8: Amish Country Christmas (3 Days)   

Join us next holiday season as we visit the heart of Amish Country. Relax at the charming Blue Gate Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana. Savor homemade Amish meals. At the Menno-Hof Interpretive Center learn the story of the Anabaptists. Tour the peaceful rolling countryside of the Crystal Valley. Attend three shows! In an Amish farm home enjoy a Christmas cookie making demonstration and a hearty dinner.

RSVP Deadline: TBD

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