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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
Specialist Sharon Dosen at (260) 427-6017 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Trip brochures including pricing information are also now available on-line. Please click on the trip
of interest to see the brochure.

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Photo highlights from the Mackinac Island Trip!
Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 

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2017 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Pigeon Forge, Tennesee
May 15-19

Pigeon Forge Brochure NOW available


Travel with us through the breathtaking Smoky Mountains for a five-day getaway to beautiful Pigeon Forge. The trip includes four nights at the beautiful Music Road Resort with breakfast each morning, three new supper shows (The Comedy Barn Theatre, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show  and Music Mansion), the Titanic Exhibit, the Gatlinburg Aquarium, a morning show (Smith Morning Variety Show) and 3 all-day trolley passes for exploring on your own. Sign up today by calling 427-6000.

Code #: 275100-S1
Triple $650, Double $690, Single $890, Deposit $200 
 

Louisville Weekend
October 7 & 8

Louisville Weekend Brochure NOW available

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island
October 15-17 

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island Brochure NOW available

Michigan’s Jewel – Mackinac Island:  Via motorcoach featuring two nights at historic 4-star Grand Hotel, round trip ferry, round trip horse-drawn taxi, carriage tour of island, day and evening activities; 5 gourmet meal s ($680 – Double, $840 Single) 


Make your reservation today by calling 427-6000.

Code #: 475103-S1
Double $690, Single  $830, Deposit $200
 

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May 15-19.................................................................................. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Via motor coach, four nights at the Music Road Resort, Titanic Exhibit, Gatlinburg Aquarium, three shows, three all-day trolley passes for exploring on your own; 5 days, 9 meals ($890 single, $690 double, $650 triple, $200 deposit with reservation)

August 12-23 ................................................................... 2017 National Parks of America 
Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial; 12 days, 16 meals ($4,489 double w/air fare, less $100 if booked before February 6)

September 13-23 ............................... Classic Danube w/ 7-Night Danube River Cruise
Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, Passeau, Regensburg, Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Munich; 11 days, 23 meals ($4,799 double w/air fare, less $500 if booked before May 13)

 
September 23-October 5................................................... California and America’s Western Wonders
Scottsdale, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco; 13 days, 17 meals ($4,279 double w/air fare)

October 7 & 8...............................................................
Louisville Weekend Brochure 

October 14-22 ........................................................................... Tropical Costa Rica
San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro Refude, Zarcerco, National Theatre; 9 days, 13 meals ($2,799 double w/air fare)

October 15-17 ............................................................. Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island Brochure 
Michigan’s Jewel – Mackinac Island:  Via motorcoach featuring two nights at historic 4-star Grand Hotel, round trip ferry, round trip horse-drawn taxi, carriage tour of island, day and evening activities; 5 gourmet meal s ($680 – Double, $840 Single) 

Make your reservation today by calling 427-6000.
Code #: 475103-S1 Double $690, Single  $830, Deposit $200
 

November 1-12........................................................................... Dubai, Oman and Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Falcon Hospital, Old Muscat, Wahiba Tribe, Sultanate of Oman, Camel Ride, Al Ain, Dubai, Desert Safari, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding; 12 days, 19 meals ($6,299 double w/air fare)

November 2-13........................................................................... Highlights of Morocco
Casablanca, Fes, Monkey Watch, Sahara Desert, Camel Ride, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech; 12 days, 18 meals, ($4,099 double w/air fare)

December 11-15..........................................................................Spotlight on New York City Holiday
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Broadway Show; 5 days, 5 meals ($3,049 double w/air fare)

Questions: 427-6017 or sharon.dosen@cityoffortwayne.

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Photos from the 2014 Mackinac Island Trip 

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Day Trips 

 
Many popular Day Trips are planned throughout the year. To see a complete list or to register,
go to: Register now
 

Like to see Day Trips planned for the entire year? NOW AVAILABLE a list of 2017 Day Trips 

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“CHICAGO’S  BLOOMING” on Navy Pier at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show this year.  After arriving in Chicago, you will have about an hour to sample the specialty shops before we board our 700-passenger ship, “Spirit of Chicago” for a 2-hour luncheon buffet, floral arrangement demonstration . . . and incredible skyline views! After docking, you can stroll through the corridor filled with beautiful stained glass windows on your way to the Flower and Garden Show. You will enjoy lush theme gardens, creative tablescapes, demonstrations by florists and chefs, gardening seminars and the popular marketplace.  Whether you are a beginning gardener needing the basics, a seasoned pro wanting to take things to the next level or a horticultural aficionado seeking what’s new and trendy, you will find Chicago’s first blush with spring to be invigorating. The luncheon cruise and admission to the Flower and Garden Show are included. A Continental breakfast will be  served en-route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code              Date      Day Fee 
175000-S1     3/18      Sa   $105
Departs:  8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. 
Returns: 10:30 p.m.

Tulip Time Festival

Michigan blooms with hospitality as this charming city welcomes us to its 87th Tulip Time Festival. Our day starts out with a Luncheon Buffet Cruise on the “Holland Princess.”  Then, a short tour of the tulip lined streets as we proceed toward Centennial Park where 200 juried exhibitors will be showing fine art and original crafts for sale. Be sure to check out the Downtown Shops bursting with spring deals before departure. A Continental breakfast will be served en-route and a supper stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code Date Day Fee
275007-S1 5/6 Sa $89
Departs:  8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. 
Returns:  10:30 p.m.

Saugatuck Shopping

Come explore this quant artist colony with its many opportunities for one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether your interests are antiques or collectibles, clothing and accessories, arts or gifts, jewelry or fine sportswear you’ll enjoy browsing through the specialty shops.  For lunch enjoy one of the unique eateries located throughout the town or the soda shop at the local drug store.  Whatever you choose this little town will be sure to please. A continental breakfast will be served en-route, with a fast food stop (on your own) on the way home.

Code Date Day Cost
375002-S1 6/10 Sa $65
Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns: 9:30 p.m.


Springtime Visit to Chicago

Celebrate springtime with a day in Chicago! Browse the shops along the Magnificent Mile or the stores in the Loop; meander through museums; stroll through Millennium Park; visit Navy Pier or ride a river cruise or a sightseeing bus, or checkout the “One of a Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart.  The choice is yours today!  The coach will drop off and pick up at a central location between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street near Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River.  Maps will be provided to help you locate your favorite spots!  Continental breakfast will be served en-route.  Lunch in Chicago and a fast food stop on the way home are on your own.

Code Date Day Fee
275005-S1 4/29 Sa $55
Departs:  8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. 
Returns:  10:30 p.m.

Chicago Cubs Baseball

The 2016 season was a wild ride for the Cubs and their fans as the team won a Major League-best 103 games and its first championship since 1908. Another exciting season is getting underway and we’re heading to Wrigley Field to watch the boys of summer perform again. Lower terrace seats are reserved for each game. A box lunch and beverage (included) is provided en route to the ballpark. A fast food stop (on your own) is made on the way home.

Code Date Day Cost
Cubs vs Giants
375000-C9 5/25 Th $125
Cubs vs Cardinals
375000-D8  6/2 F $125
Cubs vs Rockies
375000-D4 6/9 F $125
Cubs vs Padres
375000-C7  6/21 W $125
Cubs vs Rays
375000-E1 7/5 W $125
Cubs vs D-backs
375000-C6 8/3 Th $125
Cubs vs Reds
375000-C2 8/17 Th $125
Cubs vs Brewers
375000-C4  9/8 F $125

Departs:  8:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell  
Returns: 10:30 p.m.


Cancellation Information

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. 

Day Trip Testimonials

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.

Michelle V.

Traveler Testimonials:

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. 
   

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