The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Travel Service has planned a variety of tours just for you.
To receive a free brochure on a trip that interests you, or for more information, please call Travel
Trip brochures including pricing information are also now available on-line. Please click on the trip
of interest to see the brochure.
Photo highlights from the Mackinac Island Trip!
Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos.
2015/2016 Extended Trips and Tours
To request a brochure or for more information about extended trips and tours, please call Travel Specialist Sharon Dosen at (260) 427-6017 or email
Winter in Yellowstone,
Jackson Hole, Sleigh Ride in Elk Refuge, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Fountain Painted Pots, Lamar Valley;
7 days, 12 meals ($3,899 double w/air fare)
Treasures of the Nile,
Deluxe 7-Night Nile River Cruise;
13 days, 26 meals ($4,299 double w/air fare)
Rome, Assisi, Basilica of St Francis, Montecatini Terme, Lucca, Gothic Line, San Gimignanao,Winery Tour, Florence;
10 days, 13 meals ($3,399 double w/air fare)
Israel: A Journey to the Holy Land,
Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Tiberias, Nazareth, Galilee Boat Museum, Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Masada, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, Wailing Wall, Mahane Yehuda Market;
10 days, 15 meals ($4349 double w/air fare)
South Pacific Wonders,
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Christchurch, Mount Cook National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Arrowtown;
15 days, 20 meals ($7,099 double w/air fare)
April 22-May 1
Gardens of American History,
New York City, New York Botanical Gardens, High Line Garden, Chanticleer Gardens, Philadelphia, Brandywine Valley, Longwood Gardens, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Monticello, Hillwood Estate & Gardens, Washington, DC, United States Botanic Garden;
10 days, 14 meals ($4,049 double w/air fare)
Pacific Northwest: California, Oregon, Washington
Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitors Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Portland Spirit Cruise, Newport, Brandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay or City Tour of San Francisco; 8 days, 10 meals ($3,099 double w/air fare – less $100 if booked before December 4, 2015)
Canyon Country featuring Arizona & Utah,
Scottsdale, Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Choice of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park or Canyon Adventure Cruise, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas;
9 days, 11 meals ($2949 double w/air fare)
Exploring Greece and Its Islands,
Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorin;
15 days, 22 meals ($5,069 double w/air fare)
Questions: 427-6017 or sharon.dosen@cityoffortwayne.
Photos from the 2014 Mackinac Island Trip
Many popular Day Trips are planned throughout the year. To see a complete list or to register,
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Like to see Day Trips planned for the entire year? View the Upcoming Trips in 2015/2016 today!
Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL
Kick off your holiday shopping with a trip to Northwest Chicago’s Woodfield Mall, nationally known as an outstanding shopping destination. You’ll be greeted at the door with a shopping bag and a book of coupons good at most of the stores in the mall. With over 300 stores to browse, many of them specialty shops, you’re sure to find that perfect gift for that important someone in your life. A connecting trolley to Lego and Ikea is available. A continental break- fast will be served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home
Code Date Day Fee
475013-S1 11/7 Sa $65
Departs: 7:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State
Returns: 10:30 p.m.
“Christmas Dinner” at Blue Gate Theatre
We’re off to Shipshewana and the Blue Gate Theatre for “Christmas Dinner,” the hilarious new musical about family tradition, holiday expectations, unexpected guests and the REAL meaning of Christmas (football?!?). A continental breakfast will be served en route and a family style lunch is included after the show. We’ll spend some time after lunch visiting the shops in Shipshewana.
Code Date Day Fee
475022-S1 11/21 Sa $92
Departs: 8:00 a.m from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State
Returns: 6:30 p.m.
White Christmas: The Musical
Celebrate the holiday season with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the merry and bright stage production based on the classic silver screen romantic comedy packed with Irving Berlin favorites like Blue Skies, Count your Blessings, I Love a Piano and of course White Christmas. Our destination is the Drury Theatre in Chi- cago. Continental breakfast will be served en route. Lunch before the show is included and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.
Code Date Day Fee
475023-R1 12/10 Th $99
Departs: 7:30 am from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State
Returns: 9:00 p.m.
All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one week of departure will be refunded only if replacements can be found. There are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches.
My travel friends (Beckie, Tonda, and Leah) and I would like to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful Chicago Shopping Trip on Saturday, December 1st. Our group had a wonderful time. The price for the trip was unbeatable. The organization of the trip was flawless. Donna was a wonderful hostess who made sure everyone's needs were met. Bob, the bus driver from excursion travel, was the best driver we have ever had and we have been on quite a few bus trips in the past.
We will definitely recommend future bus trips sponsored by Parks and Recreation to our friends and families. We would certainly be interested in taking future bus trips through the Parks and Recreation. This was our first time and I sure it will not be our last.
Thanks again for such a wonderful time last Saturday.
I want to comment about the trip to Branson. It was a wonderful and well organized event.
Sue and the bus driver were outstanding. Thank you for your attention to all the details that
made up such a nice trip. - Sylvia C.