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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 email 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
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2019 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


2019

April 28-May 4................................ Southern Charm: Charleston, Jekyll Island & Savannah
Historic Charleston, Choice of Boone Hall Plantation or Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Savannah, Andrew Low House; 7 days, 9 meals ($3,039 double w/air fare)

May 19-26
.....................................America’s Cowboy Country 
Highlights: National Museum of Wildlife Art, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Deadwood, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park. 8 Days; 10 Meals ($3,899 Double – includes air fare).

June 13-25........................................Exploring the Alpine Countries – Austria – Germany – Switzerland: 
13 Days, 17 Meals ($5,269 Double – includes air fare).

July 16-28.........................................Alaska Discovery -- Land & Cruise
7-night Princess Cruise; 13 days, 25 meals, $5,749 double, $8,749 single w/air fare

July 18, 19, & 20 ................................................ Tall Ships Celebration –Via  Motorcoach

DAY 1 - Greet the Tall Ships with a luncheon cruise on the “Islander”, Tour the Historical Homes in Bay City – over 200 of them!  Visit Saginaw Naval Museum finishing off with dinner at Krzysiak’s Hoouse.)

DAY 2 - Early Admission to the Tall Ships Celebration, tour Zellinger Wool Company and shop Frankenmuth or shop the Birch Run Outlet Mall, then this evening  German wine & beer tasting before Chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.

DAY 3 -  Board the Tall Ship “Appledore” for a lunch cruise on the Saginaw River out to the Bay. 2 nights lodging & 7 meals, Single $785, Double $654, Triple $619.  A $300 deposit is required with registration.

July 21-28, 2019........................................Pacific Northwest & California 
Featuring Washington, Oregon and California. Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco.   8 Days; 10 Meals ($3,379 Double includes air fare).

August 30- September 11................Portugal & Its Islands featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira Islands   
Highlights: Lisbon, Portuguese Riviera, Fatima, Obidos, St Michael Island-Azores. 13 Days, 18 Meals ($5,299 Double includes air fare)

August 30-September 13.......................................................Exploring Britain & Ireland
England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales; 15 days, 20 meals, $5,399 double, $6,399 single w/air fare

September 18-27...................................................................Reflections of Italy
Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice. 10 Days; 13 Meals ($4699 Double included air fare).

September 30 – Oct 10......................................Classic Danube
Featuring a 7 night Danube River Cruise Highlights: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Linderhof Palace, Oberammergau, Munich, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Wachau Valley, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest. 11 Days, 24 Meals ($4,979 Double includes air fare).

October 11 – 16.................................................................Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 
Featuring Albuquerque and Sante Fe – 6 Days; 7 Meals  ($2,769 Double includes air fare).

October 23 – November 1...........................................................Iconic Israel 
Highlights: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Tiberias, Nazareth,  Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Bethlehem,.  10 Days; 15 Meals  ($4899 Double includes air fare)

December 29-January 2 ...............................................................California New Year’s Getaway
Featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade. 5 Days; 5 Meals ($2,899 Double includes air fare).

New York Group Photo slide

Some of the 2018 New York City Travelers enjoying their "Girls Trip".  Pictured, from left to right are 
Laurene Benelli, Carrie Edwards, Tina Wells, Thelma Retz, Terrie Mays and Laurie Muzzillo.  Check out the information below on the 2019 trip!! 


New York City

September 16-20, 2019  

Four days in the Big Apple begins with a ferry trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty followed by Times Square, Macy’s, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Guggenheim, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Battery Park, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Two evenings at the theatre, 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners are also included

Code #: 475105-M1

Single $1,950; Double $1,550; Deposit $500

View the New York City Brochure

 

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Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.  


2020

August 4-15 ............................................................................. Alpine Explorer & Glacier Express Train With Oberammergau Passion Play
Only once every ten years do you get the opportunity to experience the Passion Play! Lago Maffiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhopp Palace, Fussen, Neuschwanstein Castle. 12 days, 17 meals ($7,099 double w/air fare and tickets to play).

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

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Photos from a recent 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 2019 Day Trips (available soon)

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

“FLOWERTALES” is the theme of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show this year. After arriving at Chicago’s Navy Pier we will move immediately to the 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. Luncheon cruise and entry ticket to 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            3/23       Sa         $115

Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.       Returns: 10:30 p.m.

2019 Detroit Auto Show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase. You will see more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world. You’ll see “one-of- a-kind” concepts and high end cars as you browse through the exciting new models. Photos are allowed, so be sure to bring your camera. A continental breakfast of rolls, coffee and juice will be served en-route.  Your entry ticket and a delicious boxed lunch from Apple Spice, which you can take into the show, are included. A supper stop (on your own) will be made at Culvers in Jackson, MI on the way home.

Code                     Date      Day         Fee

175007-S1            1/19       Sa           $75

Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell and E. State Blvd.     Returns 9:00 p.m. 

We are now taking reservations for the following trips at 427-6000. Call or go to www.
fortwayneparks.org for a trip brochure.

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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