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Photo highlights from the Mackinac Island Trip!
Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos.
2020 Extended Trips and Tours
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Our two-night stay in Nashville at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort (a premier Marriott property) begins with an evening at the world famous Grand Ole Opry. After a delicious full breakfast buffet at the resort, day two is yours to explore the city! Will it be Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the Belle Mead Plantation, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium or a bus tour of the houses of country western superstars? Whatever you choose, tickets and shuttle service are available from the hotel. You may opt for staying at the resort to explore the over 20 restaurants and bars and many shops or relax in the luxurious pool and spa. That evening we will board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest in the country, where we’ll dine on southern cuisine and take in a country music variety show. We return to Fort Wayne on day three after a breakfast buffet at the resort and a surprise stop along the way.
This trip includes:
Continental breakfast en route
2 nights at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2 breakfast buffets
Ride on the Delta Flatboats at the resort
Show at the Grand Ole Opry
Showboat Cruise with dinner and show
Cost: $749 single / $599 double / $549 triple
Trip Code: 375104-T1
French Lick Resort
Registration for the French Link Resort trip will begin on May 6, 2020!
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
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)
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.
Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.
Many popular Day Trips are planned throughout the year. To see a complete list or to register,
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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.
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.
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.
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.