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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 Diane Kennedy at (260) 427-6017 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

 

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Photo highlights from the Mackinac Island Trip!
Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 

 

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2020 Extended Trips and Tours

To request a brochure or for more information about extended trips and tours, please call Travel Specialist Diane Kennedy at (260) 427-6017 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

Reserve Your Seat Now!

We are now taking reservations for the following multi-day trips. Visit www.fortwayneparks.org for more information or call 427-6017 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

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French Lick Resort
September 20-22, 2020

Registration for the French Link Resort trip will begin on May 6, 2020!

 

 

 

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Mackinac Island & The Grand Hotel

October 18-20

Join us on our annual Mackinac Island trip via motor coach, featuring two nights at the beautiful Grand Hotel, a carriage tour of the island, planned daytime activities, champagne reception, afternoon tea, wine tasting and more. 2 nights, 3 days, 5 meals

Cost: $899 single / $750 double / $699 triple

Trip Code: 475103-S1



2020 Extended Trips

October 11-18, 2020   Colors of New England Featuring Coastal Maine

Boston, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Stowe, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Rocks Estate, North Conway, Kancamagus Highway, Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise, Lobster Dinner; 8 days, 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners ($3,649 double, $4,849 single, $3,599 triple w/air fare)

November 29-December 8, 2020       Classical Greece

Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Greek Farm Visit, Greek Dance Class, Cooking Class, Mycenae, Nafplio; 10 days, 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners ($3,499 double, $3,999 single, $3,469 triple w/air fare)

January 12-26, 2021   Discover the South Pacific Wonders

Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Christchurch, Mt. Cook Region, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Merino Sheep Farm; 15 days, 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners ($6,899 double, $8,099 single, $6,849 triple w/air fare)

February 18-27, 2021 Hawaiian Adventure

Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, Fern Grotto, Iao Valley, Lahaina, Polynesian Luau; 10 days, 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners ($5,849 double, $7,649 single, $5,799 triple w/air fare)

March 15-21, 2021     Alaska’s Northern Lights

Anchorage, Northern Light Excursions, Winter Glacier Cruise, Prince William Sound, Talkeetna, Alaska Railroad, Fairbanks, Dog Mushing; 7 days, 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners ($4,199 double, $4,749 single, $4,149 triple w/air fare)

May 4-14, 2021           Discover Canyon Country: Arizona & Utah

Scottsdale, Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas; 8 days, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners ($2,999 double, $3,799 single, $2,949 triple w/air fare)

June 3-7, 2021 Spotlight on New York City

Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 2 Broadway Shows, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial and Museum; 5 days, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners ($2,749 double, $3,349 single, $2,719 triple w/air fare)

September 24-30, 2021          Autumn in Vermont

Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Burlington, Shelburne Museum, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain Ferry, Adirondacks Farm & Apple Orchard, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Vermont’s Scenic Route 100, Mad River Valley, Hildene-The Robert Todd Lincoln Home; 7 days, 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners ($2,849 double, $3,449 single, $2,819 triple w/air fare)

Note: Trip insurance is available from Collette for extended trips. Cancel for any reason up to 24 hour prior to your departure and receive 100% back less the cost of the insurance.


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Some travelers enjoying their "Girls Trip" to New York City!  Pictured, from left to right are 
Laurene Benelli, Carrie Edwards, Tina Wells, Thelma Retz, Terrie Mays and Laurie Muzzillo.  

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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
 


Chicago Cubs Games

Join us as we head to Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field for another exciting season of Cubs Baseball! Terrace Reserved Outfield seats are reserved for each game. A continental breakfast will be served en-route and a box lunch and beverage are included. A fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code                   Date        Day           Fee

Cubs vs. New York Mets              

375000-D1           6/18       Th           $135

Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers

375000-C4           7/2         Th           $135

Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

375000-C2           7/17       F             $135

Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves

375000-C1           8/6         Th           $135

Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

375000-D7           8/20       Th           $135

Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals         

375000-D8           8/22       Sa           $135

Departs: 8:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at East State Blvd.                       

Returns: 10:30 p.m.

 

Halim Museum of Time and Glass

and Illinois Holocaust Museum

Join us as we travel north of Chicago to visit two extraordinary museums – The Halim Time & Glass Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The Halim Time & Glass museum showcases magnificent collections of timepieces and stained glass by America’s greatest artists. Housing more than 1,100 pieces from around the world, the extensiveness of the museum’s diverse and wide-ranging collection is unlike any other in the United States. Explore beauty and craftsmanship as you travel through time on a journey to discover the art and science of timekeeping and glass-making.   After our private, guided tour, your trip includes a catered lunch in one of the galleries. We will then head to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman. The museum is dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and teaches current generations about the need to fight hatred, indifference and genocide in today’s world. The tour is docent-guided and includes an interactive survivor experience. A continental breakfast will be served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.  

This trip has been rescheduled from April 21st and will now run on November 5, 2020.  Information to register will be released with the Fall Fun Times.

 

For day trips, full refunds less a processing and handling fee of $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) will be granted if requested at least one week prior to the date of the trip. 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.

 

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.



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