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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

July 14-16
Tall Ships Celebration 
in Bay City, MI

Day 1: Greet the tall ships with a luncheon cruise on the “Islander,” tour the historical homes in Bay City (over 200 of them), shop the Birch Run Outlets (w/complimentary coupon books)
Day 2: Early admission to the Tall Ships Celebration, guided tour of Frankenmuth, shopping and browsing at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, and in Frankenmuth, German wine tasting and chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.
Day 3: Board the tall ship “Appledore” for a cruise on the Saginaw River out to the bay. 
2 nights lodging, 4 meals, $464 double, $570 single, $150 deposit w/registration
 
Hailfax, Peggy’s Cove, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables House, Hoppewell Rocks, Fundy Trail, Lumenburg; 11 days, 17 meals ($3,949 double w/air fare, less $100 if booked before February 8)


September 4-18 

Exploring Greece and Its Islands,
Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorin;
15 days, 22 meals ($5,069 double w/air fare) 

October 10-17

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)
 

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?  View the Upcoming Trips in 2015/2016 today!
   

 
Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Chicago is in bloom during the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier! Don’t miss this first blush of spring! Upon our arrival in Chicago, you will have about an hour to sample the specialty shops before we board the 700-passenger “Spirit of Chicago” for a 2-hour luncheon buffet cruise, floral arrangement demonstration . . . and incredible Chicago skyline views! Returning to the dock, you can stroll through the corridor filled with beautiful stained glass windows on your way to the Flower and Garden Show where you can enjoy lush theme gardens, creative tablescapes, demonstrations by florists and chefs, gardening seminars and the popular marketplace. Whether you are a beginning gardener, a seasoned pro or a horticultural aficionado seeking what’s new and trendy, you will find just what you are looking for at the Flower and Garden Show. The trip includes the luncheon cruise and entry to the show. 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   3/12       Sa       $99
Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.  
Returns: 10:30 p.m.
 
  
Zehnders Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI

Bundle up and join us for a delightful winter day in Frankenmuth to watch professional carvers from around the world dazzle and excite us at the 25th Zehnder’s Snowfest. Our day will start off at the famous Zehnder’s Restaurant with a delicious chicken dinner served with mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cabbage salad, freshly baked breads and ice cream and your choice of beverage.  A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.   

Code            Date      Day   Fee
175093-S1   1/30     Sa     $85
Departs:  8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell and E. State Blvd.   
Returns:  9:30 p.m.

Chinatown and the Oriental Museum 

Experience the sights, sounds and smell of China on our Spring Trip 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 to a faraway destination. Lunch 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 is served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code           Date  Day  Fee
275016-S1  4/9     S      $65
Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell
Returns:  9:30 p.m.

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 Dodgers
375000-D7     6/2       Th       $105
Cubs vs Cardinals
375000-D8     6/22     W        $105
Cubs vs Reds
375000-C2     7/6       W        $105
Cubs vs. Mets
375000-D1     7/20     W        $105
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.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“Chicago is in Bloom” 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 the 700-passenger “Spirit of Chicago” for a 2-hour luncheon buffet cruise, 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. Luncheon cruise and admission to the show are included. A Continental breakfast will be is served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code              Date     Day Fee  
175000-S1     3/12      Sa   $99
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 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.
 
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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