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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
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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2018 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.. 

2018

October 14-16............................................................................Michigan’s Jewel: Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel Two nights at the historic 4-star Grand Hotel, round trip ferry, round trip horse-drawn taxi, carriage tour of island, day and evening activities; 5 gourmet meals ($690 double,
$840 single)

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 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)

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).

 

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Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.  We are busy planning a trip for Fall 2019! 


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

 
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 2018 Day Trips 

Dickens Village in Cambridge, OH

Step back in time to London, England in the days of Charles Dickens on this exciting visit to Cambridge, Ohio. This charming historic district is transformed into an Old London, Dickens-themed wonderland. See 167 life-size, handmade mannequins in breathtaking active scenes from the great author’s cannon. It’s like stepping into a storybook as you enjoy all this little town has to offer including a Court House music and light show. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way and a supper stop will be made (on your own) on the way home.

Code                     Date      Day        Fee

475212-S1            11/3       Sa          $65

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

Returns: 10:30 p.m.

Chicago Shopping

Catch the Holiday Spirit! Join our  “shop till you drop” trips to festively decorated stores in downtown Chicago, or attend any one of the number of special Christmas activities going on during the holiday season in the city. Don’t miss “The Christkindlmarket” taking place throughout the Christmas Season on Daley Plaza, or The “One of a Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart on December 8. 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. A 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

475005-W1          12/5       W            $55

475005-S1           12/8       Sa           $55

475005-S2           12/15     Sa           $55

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

Returns: 10:30 p.m.


Purdue Christmas Show

Board our “sleigh” for a trip to West Lafayette and a matinee performance of Purdue University’s 84th Anniversary Christmas Show! This popular musical extravaganza, with its innovative staging, choreography and costuming promises to put you in the holiday mood. As always the inspirational Cantata is a fitting tribute to the blessed season. An elegant supper will be served just for us at the historic Honeywell House in Wabash on the way home. A guided tour of this beautiful mansion, filled with unique furniture and objects of art, will precede our meal. In spirit, Mrs. Honeywell’s renowned reputation as a hostess continues. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way.

Code     Date      Day        Fee

475003-S1            12/1       Sa           $115

Departs: 9:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.  

Returns: 7:30 p.m.


Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island

October 14-16

This trip features two nights at the beautiful Grand Hotel, 5 gourmet meals, round trip ferry, round trip horse drawn taxi, carriage tour of the island, afternoon tea and day and evening activities. We are now taking reservations. Call 427-6000 or go to www.fortwayneparks.org for a trip brochure.

Triple $640, Double $690, Single $840

Deposit $250           Trip Code #: 475103-S1

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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