JUNE 22 - JULY 3, 2015 -- NORTH TO ALASKA
The rush is on! Alaska is on most everyone's bucket list and if you haven't been there, then this is a great opportunity. We are planning a 5-day Land + 7-day cruise on board the Celebrity Millennium, that will include beautiful scenery and nature at it's finest! We fly into Fairbanks for a day of sightseeing and a trip aboard the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler for your first taste of the natural beauty of this area; then travel to Denali Park to see this pristine wilderness and magnificient views. The Tundra Wilderness Tour at Denali will offer an opportunity to see untamed wilderness and native wildlife, and hopefully a peak at majestic Mt. McKinley. Upon leaving Denali, we will board the Wilderness Dome Railcar for unobstructed views of the golden valleys where wildlife abound. Hopefully, we can capture glimpses of eagles, moose, bear, caribou, and much more. We will enjoy a day in Anchorage and then board our luxury cruise ship at Seward with stops at Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and view the magnificient beauty of Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, and the Inside Passage. We disembark at Vancouver for flights home with memories to last a lifetime! We are currently taking reservations at any Vista office.
Optional: Vista Club is also offering the option of a CRUISE ONLY portion to this Alaska Vacation. Dates: June 26 - July 3, 2015. Travelers will fly into Anchorage and meet the group in Seward upon boarding the cruise ship. A Vista Club Escort will accompany this trip also.
SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2015 -- ISLAND DREAMS & FOLIAGE SCENES -- MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
The Grand Hotel -- the famous Island -- Agawa Canyon -- Beautiful Canadian fall foliage by train! Soo Locks -- Frankenmuth! FSB Vista Club and Mayflower Tours will make it happen on the 7-day motor coach holiday! Included will be a guided tour of Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a unique stop at Kilwins Chocolates, a visit to the Music House Museum, a narrated cruise of the Soo Locks, two wonderful nights at the Grand Hotel with a chance to relax and wander the island. There are so many sights and stops that you won't want to miss it. We are currently taking WAIT LIST ONLY at this time.
NOVEMBER 17 - 21, 2015 -- A GALT HOUSE CHRISTMAS, Louisville, KY
Make plans now to join us for the KaLightoscope Christmas Spectacular this holiday season at the elegant Galt House in Louisville, KY. The KaLightoscope Christmas at the Galt House is an amazing event which will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. It features such things as the Christmas Carol Display Walk, spectacular hand-crafted luminaries, and so much more that will delight your senses. Along with the KaLightoscope, the trip includes stops at numerous famous Louisville sights such as Louisville Stoneware Tour & Make It/ Bake It / Take It Experience, Kentucky Derby Museum & Reindeer Games at Churchill Downs, and on and on including a unique visit to the Eitlejorg Museum Christmas Event (Indianapolis, IN) as we travel home featuring a private self–guided Christmas tour for Vista Club - not open to public. Be sure to download the brochure linked here or stop at our offices to get all the details.
Sponsored by Bloomington Vista -- We are currently taking reservations.
APRIL 3 - 10, 2016 -- GULF SHORE BREEZES & NASHVILLE
JUST BOOKED!!! We don't even have our brochure or all of the details yet, but we thought you would love this 8-day/7-night motor coach trip as much as we did! Usher in Spring 2016 with a quick get-away to Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL for (3) nights and just RELAX on the white sand beaches. We will follow this up with (2) nights on our return through Nashville to see some iconic country music sites. Sprinkled in along the way is a tour of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, French Quarter-themed Fairhope, AL (with beignets!), a dolphin cruise, optional tour to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gaylord Hotel tour, Nashville City Tour, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, and so much more! Price will range from $1500 to $1700, and we will confirm pricing soon. We are compiling an "Interested" list beginning now, and will have registration forms soon. Call for details; DVD is available.
* Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Mendota Golf Course, 35666 US Hwy.34, Mendota -- Please R.S.V.P. to Jean or Jill
* Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle -- Please R.S.V.P. to Bobbi.
JULY 13 - 23, 2016 -- CRUISING ON THE RHINE RIVER IN EUROPE
It's coming -- we will explore the Rhine & Mosel Rivers on a leisurely cruise through Germany in the summer of 2016. If we fill the ship with FSB Vista Club members from all FOUR of our regions, we can fly our own Vista Club flag on the ship! This "bucket list" trip begins by flying into Switzerland and enjoying two nights in beautiful Lucerne prior to boarding the ship in Basel. Then unpack your bags for 7 nights in your beautiful stateroom and watch as your European vacation comes to you! Picture yourself sitting out on the deck as ancient castles, steep vineyards, cathedrals, and lovely villages float by! We also will enjoy the last night aboard ship in Amsterdam but with sight-seeing available the last day before we fly home. Reservations are open with any Vista office -- don't delay; the boat is selling out FAST!
See the attached link for the day-by-day activities. Ship layout and pricing are included.
AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 -- NATIONAL PARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: SOUTHWEST PARKS
To kick off our National Park Series in 2016, we are excited to offer the first adventure to scenic areas of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Following our flight into Las Vegas, we will venture north to visit spectacular stops at the Valley of Fire with unique and colorful sandstone rock formations and ancient engravings, Bryce National Park with its incredible "hoodoo" rock formations, Grand Canyon North Rim with stunning views, a relaxing and scenic Lake Powell Canyon Cruise through two famous canyons, and Zion National Park with its incredibly massive and majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. This 6-day/5-night adventure includes breakfast and dinner each day, tour guide, two hotels, baggage handling, tax, and airfare. Estimated price may be around $2300, but we won't have confirmation for a few months. We are taking an "Interested" list beginning now, and will have registration forms as soon as the itinerary and pricing is confirmed. Call today to get your name on the list. Preview meetings in November will be confirmed at a later date.
NOVEMBER 2016 -- GARDENS & MANSIONS OF NEW ORLEANS
Last trip in 2016 but with an amazing line-up … 7 Day/6 Night Adventure to the New Orleans area with numerous highlights in New Orleans, Natchez, Lafayette, Vermillionville, and Avery Island. Sponsored by Bloomington Vista
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Mendota Area:
- Jill Becker: 815.539.1526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jean Simkins: 815.539.1524 or email@example.com
- Bloomington Area -- Evon Long: 309.663.6300 X821or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rochelle Area -- Bobbi Burke: 815.562.2200 X52044 or email@example.com
- Fox Valley Area-- Shelly Crowley: 630.584.7100 X51388 or firstname.lastname@example.org