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

2016

October 10-17
Islands of New England 

Providence, Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Plantation, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Hyannis, Provincetown, Whale Watch or Sand Dunes, Lobster Dinner; 8 days, 11 meals ($2,799 double w/air fare)

October 16-18
Grand Hotel & Mackinac Island Trip 

This trip features two nights at the Beautiful Grand Hotel, 5 gourmet meals, round trip ferry, round trip horse drawn taxi, a carriage tour of the island, afternoon tea and day and evening activities. 
$670 double, $830 single, $250 deposit  (Code # 475103-S1)

October 16-24  
California Coast

San Francisco, San Francisco Bay cruise or City of San Francisco tour, Yosemite National Park, Monterey, 17-mile drive, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Long Beach; 9 days, 11 meals ($3,529 double w/air fare)

November 3-14               
Discovering Myanmar
Bogyoke Market, Shwedagon Pagoda, Inle Lake, Botanical Garden, Grokteik Viaduct, Mahamuni Pagoda, Amanda Temple; 12 days, 26 meals  ($6,249 double w/air fare, less $200 if booked before March 28)

November 10-19             
Hawaiian Adventure: Oahu, Kauai and Maui
Waikki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Kilohana Plantation, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, Iao Valley, Lahaina, Polynesian Luau; 10 days, 13 meals ($5,399 double w/air fare)

December 12-16
Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Broadway Show; 5 days, 5 meals ($3,129 double w/air fare, less $100 if booked before July 5)

March 17-26, 2017
Sunny Portugal: Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve
Cascais, Lisbon, Jeronimo’s Monastery, Fado Dinner Show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Monsaraz, Alentejo Countryside Stay, Algarve, Sagres, Lagros, Faro, Cork Museum, Cooking Demonstration, Azetaco, Winery Tours, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; 10 days, 14 meals ($3,349 double  w/air fare, minus $200 if booked before September 12)
 
August 12-23, 2017
2017 National Parks of America 
Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial; 12 days, 16 meals ($4,489 double w/air fare, minus $100 if booked before February 2017)
 
 
 

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 2016 Day Trips 
  

 

Chicago Cubs Baseball

Cubs fans, another exciting season is upon us and we have six motor coach trips heading to Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field to cheer on our team! 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     Fee
 
Cubs vs Marlins
375000-D9     8/3       W        $105
Cubs vs. Brewers
375000-C4    8/18      Th       $105
Departs:  8:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns: 10:30 p.m.
 
 
Tulip Time Festival

Michigan blooms with hospitality as this charming city welcomes us to its 86th 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    5/7        Sa    $89
Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.
Returns: 10:30 p.m.

Saugatuck Shopping 

Come with us as we explore this quaint artist colony with its many opportunities for one of 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  Fee
375002-S1    6/18     Sa    $65
Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell 
Returns 9:30 p.m.
 
 
Chinatown and the Oriental Museum

Experience the sights, sounds and smell of China on our late summer trek to Chicago’s famous Chinatown. This bustling century-old neighborhood offers endless dining and shopping options. The Chinatown Marketplace, full of narrow alleys packed with shops and restaurants will make you feel like you have hopped a flight for a faraway destination. Lunch today is on your own, but no matter which spot you choose you will be sure to have a rich cultural experience. We’ll finish our day with a stop at the Oriental Museum before we depart the Windy City. 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
375016-S1 8/27  Sa   $65
Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns: 9:30 p.m.

Southern Indiana Shopping

Join us for a day of shopping in southern Indiana! We begin in the quaint shops of Nashville and end at the Edinburgh Premium Outlets. In Nashville, enjoy such delights as stores selling watercolor paintings, sculpture, toys from yesterday, stained glass art, custom jewelry and even custom bird lodgings. Check out the women’s boutiques and enjoy a mouth-watering lunch in one of the local restaurants.  After lunch, we are off to the outlets where you will receive a shopping bag and valuable coupons for your shopping adventure. A continental breakfast is served en route with a fast-food supper stop (on your own) on the way home.

Code                     Date      Day        Fee

475016-S1            9/24       Sa           $60

Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

Returns:  10:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor Art Fair

Spend a delightful day in Michigan at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, surrounding the University of Michigan Campus. For four days each summer, Ann Arbor is transformed into an impressive outdoor gallery! Over 1,200 prominent and emerging artists and craftspeople come together to sell their wares and speak to your senses with innovation and beauty. Explore booths filled with unique paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fabrics, toys, glass, wood or metal creations; watch artist demonstrations and live entertainment, too! 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
375001-S1            7/23     Sa         $60
Departs 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns: 10:00 p.m.


Naperville, Illinois Riverwalk Art Show & Festival

Located just 30 miles west of Chicago, in affluent DuPage County, visitors travel from far and near to enjoy the splendor of the Riverwalk and the quaint restaurants and shops in downtown Naperville. Come spend a delightful fall day with us browsing through the many booths located along the Riverwalk Way, shopping in the quaint shops or enjoying lunch at one of the local restaurants. A continental breakfast will be served en route, with a fast food supper stop (on your own) on the way home.

Code           Date   Day   Fee
475010-S1  9/17    Sa     $65
Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell Blvd.
Returns: 10:30 p.m.

Scenic Saugatuck

Spend a relaxing day on the picturesque Lake Michigan coast in the charming village of Saugatuck! The Star of Saugatuck, an authentic sternwheeler with enclosed lower deck, takes you on a 1½ hour scenic cruise down the Kalamazoo River, through the harbor and out onto Lake Michigan. On the August trip only, a box luncheon and beverage (included) will be served on board. After docking stroll through shops brimming with unique art, antiques, jewelry . . . t-shirts and toys, too! (The August trip also includes an exciting ride along the famous dunes with an experienced schooner driver!) A continental breakfast is served en route and a meal stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code           Date   Day     Fee
375002-S2  7/30   Sa        $79
375002-S3  8/20   Sa        $105
Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns 10:30 p.m.

Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan is our destination for the day. Step back into the past as we tour the 80-acre community of old buildings and memorabilia. You will be enchanted as the Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds and settings of America’s past. Try out one of the delicious restaurants for lunch. An all-day Ride Pass is included for use on the old-time transportation. A continental breakfast is served on the way up, and a supper stop (on your own) will be taken at The Old Country Buffet on the way home.

Code          Date  Day Fee
475024-S1 9/10   Sa   $99
Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.
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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