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Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 

 

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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.. 


2020 Trips

May 2-14                     Exploring the Alpine Countries 

Austria, Germany and Switzerland; 13 days, 17 meals, ($4649 Double w/air fare until November 4, 2019)

May 24 – June 1        Painted Canyons of the West 

Featuring Utah’s Five National Parks; 9 days, 11 meals, ($3,599 double w/air fare until November 25, 2019)

June 18-26                Canadian Rockies by Train

British Columbia and Vancouver via rail, Alberta, Jasper, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Choice on Tour, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary; 9 days, 12 meals ($5,949 double w/air fare until December 18, 2019)

July 31-August 7       Islands of New England

Providence, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard and more; 8 days, 11 meals ($3,149 double w/air fare until January 31, 2020)

August 17-25            Greenland & Iceland

A Nordic inspired voyage; 9 days, 17 meals (Starting $6,499 w/air fare until January 17, 2020)

August 18-29            Croatia & Its Islands

Small Ship Cruising on the Adriatic Coast (7-day Cruise), Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and more; 12 days, 19 meals ($4,999 double w/air fare until July 12, 2019)

August 22-30            The Colorado Rockies

National Parks and Historic Trains; 9 days, 11 meals ($3,499 w/air fare until February 20, 2020)

September 16-25      Shades of Ireland

Dublin, Killarney, Waterford, Blarney Castle and more; 10 days, 13 meals ($3,849 w/air fare until March 17, 2020)

Sept 29-Oct 6            America’s Cowboy Country

Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, Badlands and more; 8 days, 11 meals ($3,799 w/air fare until March 30, 2020)

October 3-14              National Parks of America 

Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and more; 12 days, 17 meals, ($4649 double w/air fare until April 3, 2020)

October 11-18           Colors of New England

Featuring Coastal Maine; 8 days, 10 meals, ($3,599 double w/air fare)

October 3-15            Spain & Morocco 

Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Morocco and more; 13 days, 18 meals ($4,499 double w/air fare until April 3, 2020)

Nov 29 - Dec 8        Classical Greece

Athens, Thermopylae, Delphi, Olympia and more; 10 days, 15 meals ($3,499 double before May 29, 2020)



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!! 

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

 

Chicago Flower Garden Show

Recent travelers to Chicago include:Sharon Stout, Karen Wyss, Margaret DeMeritt, Donna Rensch, Dona Keiser and Becky Clifton


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 

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 Christkindlemart” 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          12/4       F             $60

475005-S1           12/7       Sa           $60

475005-S2           12/14     Sa           $60

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            12/7       Sa           $115

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

Returns: 7:30 p.m.

2020 Chicago Auto Show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show! We’re headed to McCormick Place where you’ll see one-of-a-kind concepts and high end cars as you browse through the exciting new models. Photos are allowed, so bring your camera. A hand stamp allows you to leave the show and come back in. A continental breakfast of rolls, coffee and juice will be served en route and a fast food stop at Culvers (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code                        Date                    Day                                      Fee

175007-S2               2/15                     Sa                                        $75

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

Returns: 9:30 p.m.


2020 Chicago Flower and Garden Show

“CHICAGO’S BLOOMING” is the theme of the Flower and Garden Show this year. After arriving at Chicago’s Navy Pier, 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. Luncheon cruise and entry 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               3/21                     Sa                                        $115

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

Returns: 10:30 p.m.


2020 “My Fair Lady”

Experience the best of Broadway as the Cadillac Palace Theatre proudly presents “My Fair Lady.” Our motorcoach stops first on Michigan Avenue at Water Tower Place where we will gather at the Mity Nice Grill to enjoy American dishes, served family style for lunch (included). Then it’s a short ride to Chicago’s Loop for a matinee performance of “My Fair Lady.” Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” and “On the Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady. 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

175012-S1               4/4                      Sa                                        $175

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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