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BIBLES AND BOATS, NOVEMBER 7-9, 2019
Join Vista Club on this mini-getaway as we experience the Bible at the life-sized Noah's Ark and Creation Museum! In addition to these two museums, we will also visit the home of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, take a dinner cruise on the Ohio River and make a visit to the only working rotary jail left in existence! This is sure to be a popular trip so call today to reserve your spot!
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HAWAIIAN CRUISING IN PARADISE, FEBRUARY 14-24, 2019
Sail away to Paradise on a trip-of-a-lifetime to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. This glorious 11 day/10 night adventure features two days in Honolulu to experience a Polynesia Dinner Show, see the infamous Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and to spend time on Waikiki Beach, if you choose. Then board the NCL Pride of America ship for 7 days of cruising, making stops at ports on Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. Optional excursions offered include a visit to the lush Iao Valley and Fern Grotto on Maui, visit a seahorse farm or ride the Atlantis Submarine in Hawaii, explore Volcanoes National Park in Hilo, and a visit to Waimea Canyon at Kauai. Just relax and enjoy this unforgettable trip to see the natural wonders, scenic beauty and historical highlights of these beautiful U.S. islands!
SPRINGTIME AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE, APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2019
Welcome the colors of spring at the Biltmore Estate’s annual Festival of Flowers. Spring awakens the heady scents and glorious sights as blooms burst forth from a variety of flowers, and 1000 native & hybrid azaleas add pastel colors to the garden’s palette. Marvel at George Vanderbilt’s extraordinary estate which comprises 8,000 acres! As America’s largest home, this French Renaissance chateau has 4 acres of floor space containing 250 rooms: 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms and 3 kitchens! Enjoy 4 nights stay right on the Biltmore property at the new Village Hotel! This property also offers a winery, shopping and special activities. Also included in this trip is a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park, Lake Lure cruise, a visit to Chimney Rock, a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! This all motor coach trip is sure to be very popular. Be sure to sign up right away to reserve your spot! Registration is open!
ICELAND - THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE, JULY 3-9 & 10-16, 2019
Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient heritage. Spend five nights in Reykjavik while exploring this amazing land of fire and ice! You will enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik, discover the Reykjanes Peninsula and its geothermal activities with a local guide, relax in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a full day Golden Circle tour with a local guide where you will experience such sites as Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), black sand beaches, the famous Geysir field, and more amazing natural wonders! Wait List Only.
BOSTON & CAPE COD, SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019
From Plymouth to Cape Cod to Boston, we will be traveling through some of the most picturesque and historical locations along the New England Coast. This trip — created by Travel Unlimited who brought us SW Parks and New York City — is customized from start to finish. We begin our week of adventure by traveling through Plymouth where the Pilgrims first landed on our way to a 3-night stay in the Cape Cod area. Our drive along Olde King’s Highway will include glimpses of historic architecture, the dunes, a visit to Hyannis, and a delicious New England “lobsterfest.” A cruise to Martha’s Vineyard will provide time for you to tour the island and explore the towns and quaint shops emoting visions of bygone eras. Then we will head back towards Boston with a stop in Newport, RI where we will see mansions from the gilded age along with historical spots such as New Colony House, Trinity Church, and so much more. Experience American history first hand as we travel along the Freedom Trail in Boston to such unforgettable sights as the Old North Church (featured in Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”), Beacon Hill, the U.S.S. Constitution, the John F. Kennedy Library just to name a few. Our tour also includes a visit to Harvard Square, possibly a guided tour of Fenway Park (depending on game schedules), short drives to Concord and Lexington where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired, along with a drive to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “House of the Seven Gables” and the location of the famous Salem witch trials. Be sure to come to the meeting to review all the highlights and amazing locations we have packed into this trip and learn more about this unforgettable week in Boston & Cape Cod. Registration is open!
2020 EXTENDED TRIPS:
WONDERS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND, MARCH 5-20, 2020*
*Dates subject to change
This has been a bucket list destination for many of our Vista Club travelers, and we are finally going to make it happen! Visit the other side of the world with our holiday to Cairns, Sydney, Queenstown and more! Experience the Outer Barrier Reef, take a stroll through Australia’s modern cities and revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of New Zealand on this 16-day adventure. Highlights of the trip include a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, a cruise on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, a visit to Lanarch Castle (the only castle in the country), a cruise on the Milford Sound aboard the TSS Earnslaw and so much more! Registration is open!
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