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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
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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

June 15-16 ............................................................................................... Horse Country

By motorcoach, races after dark at Churchhill Downs, Keeneland Horse Farm and Godophin at Jonabell Farm; 2 days, 4 meals ($355 double, $455 single)

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 13-15............................................................................Mackinac Island & the Grand Hotel
Features 2 nights at the beautiful Grank Hotel, gourmet meals, a carriage tour of the island, afternoon tea and daily activities.  Single $860; Double $710; Triple $660  Deposit $250
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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 1-6...............................................................................Southern Charm Holiday
Highlights:  Historic Charleston, Choice of Boone Hall Planation or Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, James Island County Park Holiday Display, Jekyll Island, Christmas Caroling, Savannah, Andrew Low House;  6 Days, 8 Meals  (Double $2449 – Air fare included)

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.  


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Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky
June 15-16, 2019

Check out the flier to learn more about this Horse Country trip!


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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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 

Broadway in Chicago presents “Cats”

Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Prac- tical Cats,” this show is set in a larger than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favor-  ite feline characters. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night   of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their sto- ries for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must  choose  one of the cats to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. 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 the Oriental Theatre in Chicago’s Loop for a matinee performance. A supper stop (on your own) will be made on the way home at Culver’s in Valparaiso.

Code              Date             Day                        Fee

375202-S1      8/3                Sa                        $145

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

Chicago Flower Garden Show

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


Springtime in Chicago featuring the “One of a Kind Show”

Shop ‘til you drop trip in downtown Chicago! We’ll visit the Magnificent Mile and take in the “One of a Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart where over 600 artists display and sell their unique offerings. The coach will drop off behind Nordstrom’s on Wabash and at the Merchandise Mart on Wells St. At day’s end, everyone will board at the Corner of Grand and Wabash. 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
275005-S1     4/27              Sa                         $60

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

Chicago Cubs Baseball

Join us as we head to Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field for another exciting season of Chicago Cubs baseball! Lower terrace, infield seats are reserved for each game to watch all your favorite players in action as they battle for another World Series win. A box lunch and beverage (included) is provided en route to the ballpark. A fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.

Code                    Date       Day          Fee

Cubs vs. Phillies

375000-R1

Cubs vs. Rockies

5/23

Th

$130

375000-R2

6/6

Th

$130

Cubs vs. Braves

     

375000-R3

6/27

Th

$130

Cubs vs. Reds

     

375000-W1

7/17

W

$130

Cubs vs. Athletics

     

375000-W2

8/7

W

$130

Cubs vs. Giants

     

375000-R4

8/22

Th

$130


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

Tulip Time Festival

Holland, Michigan blooms with hospitality  as  this charming city welcomes us to its 90th Tulip Time Festival. Our day starts out with a luncheon buffet cruise on the “Holland Princess.” Then, a short tour of the tulips lined streets as we proceed toward Centennial Park where 200 juried exhibi- tors 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     5/4                Sa                          $95

Departs 8:00 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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