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The industry’s leading publisher and wholesale tour operator are combining their decades of experience to deliver a major push for group travel.
This series of “Bounce Back Tours” are designed to get those big wheels rolling, bringing back smiling customers and getting this country On the Road Again. Each tour features a deeply discounted hotel rate and a couple of big attractions at low prices and will be available for all group arrivals in the first 60-days after the Quarantines are lifted.
NOTE: These are not guaranteed prices. Hotels may have seasonal, or weekend adjustments. Plan early and we’ll get you a great price.
Experiencing exciting historical contributions to our nation is a must. The National Pony Express Museum tells the story of how on April 3, 1860 the service began. While the Pony Express had its beginnings here, the outlaw Jesse James life was ended nearby. Visit the Patee House (One of America’s Top Ten Western Museums, True West magazine) and the Jesse James Home and see the actual bullet hole in the wall. Shakespeare Chateau is the premier home tour in a city rich in historical architecture. Your visit is complete with the locals favorite prime rib dinner at Fredrick Inn Steakhouse. Spoiler alert, the homemade rolls are awesome.
The vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach is home to a rich history and group friendly attractions. Enjoy the view during three nights of Oceanfront Lodging saving time for a stroll on the iconic boardwalk. Take a portal to the all-important era of World War I and World War II military aircraft at The Virginia Aviation Museum. A visit to the MacArthur Memorial allows you to explore the life of one of our nation’s greatest and most complex leaders. Witness our Navy’s preparedness at the U. S. Naval Base. The area’s rich history comes alive with the popular History & Lighthouse Tour.
Your tour begins at Miss Laura’s Visitor Center. If these walls could talk! On your visit learn why the new United States Marshals Museum is located in Fort Smith. Your excursion on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad features the beauty of the Ozarks on full display. Next, visit the Clayton House, home of the prosecuting attorney for the famous Judge Parker. Experience more of this historic community at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Then, it’s on to Chaffee Military Museum and Chaffee Barber Shop, where Elvis received his military cut. Enjoy dinner at Calico County, which has been serving home cooked meals since 1984.
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and partners invite you to explore history from the Holiday Inn Express Penn’s Landing. Begin your experience with a guided tour of the Independence National Historical Park visiting several sites with significance to our nation’s founding, including Independence Hall. Visitors are introduced to the “Interactive Constitution,” exploring every clause of the document at the National Constitution Museum. Nearby, you’ll find the Museum of the American Revolution. Your experience begins with early unrest in Boston to the Declaration of Independence. At Penn’s Landing the Independence Seaport Museum shares the important maritime history and culture of the Delaware River.
Ohio Star Theater and Amish Heritage Tours invite you to fall in love with the traditions, customs, heritage and culture of Holmes County this fall. With your step-on-guide, you’ll experience an Amish-Style Dinner, musical at Ohio Star Theater and two nights lodging in a Beautiful Local Hotel with breakfast. There will be plenty of time for shopping at various Amish artisans and David Warther Carvings. We’ll tickle your taste buds at Walnut Creek Cheese and a local bakery. The richness of the area will be on full display during your Back Roads Tour.
Blending a rugged Western past with attractions and amenities you expect from a metropolitan area, it’s understandable why Travel & Leisure named Oklahoma City, “One of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020.” The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum features Western History, art and culture. Stories that changed a nation forever are on display at the Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum. The exhibit of Dale Chihuly Glass at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is one of the few permanent Chihuly exhibits. Join locals for a ride on the Bricktown Water Taxi.
Along our beautiful coastline, you’re invited to savor sunshine, Southern hospitality, fresh coastal cuisine and world-class entertainment. This is Myrtle Beach. For three nights, relax to the sound of the surf from your oceanfront hotel room. Fill your days with fun and shopping options from boutiques to outlets. However, nighttime is the right time for Myrtle Beach entertainment. The Carolina Opry blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance. The show may change, but the high level of talent and production values remains the same. The Alabama Theatre’s live shows feature wonderful musicians, vocalists and dancers, breath taking acrobatics and sidesplitting comedy. Since 1993, Alabama Theatre has been entertaining millions of guests visiting the Myrtle Beach area.
With wonderful history and a lovely natural setting, Ottawa is a picture- perfect small town. First stop is the Reddick Mansion. The 1858 home anchors historic Washington Square, location of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate. The Ottawa Historical & Scouting Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of scouting and the Ottawa area. Ottawa is the home and final resting place of William Dickson Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Enjoy a glass- blowing demonstration at Starved Rock Hot Glass and view murals on a Brush with History Walking Tour. Just minutes away from downtown, the St. Louis waterfall in Starved Rock State Park is a delightful half-mile nature walk from the parking lot.
Located on Lake Pontchartrain just 40 minutes from New Orleans, you’ll fall in love with St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana’s Northshore. Your first stop is Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery for an up close look at more than 2,000 alligators of various ages. Explore the area’s rich maritime history with exhibits and a film at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Discover one of America’s most pristine cypress wetlands in our Honey Island Swamp. Two nights of first-class accommodations await our guests. Don’t leave without sampling our legendary Louisiana cooking.
Just 30 minutes from Nashville and you’re in Sumner County. It’s worth the visit to experience the history, musical heritage and entertainment and some really good food. Visit The Palace Theatre, a restored silent movie theater for the “Best of Johnny Cash” film and concessions. The Country Stars Driving Tour and the Brewery Tour & Art Class are both group favorites. Get your taste of history at The Days Gone By Museum and Scavenger Hunt. Meet some four-legged locals at the Reese Brothers Mule Farm. Toe-tap to some Tennessee old-time favorites at Grandpa’s Opry. You won’t want to leave town without a visit to Swaney Swift’s Restaurant to enjoy a delicious burger and classic milkshake.
Craft bourbon, farm tours and trains on Main are all part of this Oldham County, Kentucky experience. Just off I-71 in Crestwood sits Kentucky Artisan Distillery. Tour and taste Jefferson’s Reserve, Jefferson’s Ocean, and Whiskey Row bourbons handcrafted in this ice cream factory turned distillery. Along with bourbon, a Kentucky experience must have a Horse Farm Tour. You’ll have three to choose from in the “Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky.” Oldham’s town of La Grange is the only place in the world to experience a freight train running ON its historic Main Street for your Trains On Main shopping and dining pleasure. Enjoy a tour at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and delve into the Underground Railroad history of this charming area with a tour of the Oldham County History Center’s new museum.
Allow your creative juices to flow in historic Ridgeland on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Enjoy a crafting class at the Bill Waller Craft Center. In nearby Jackson, two powerful museums tell their story. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum documents the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi between 1945 and 1970. Adjoining the Civil Rights Museum, the Museum of Mississippi History presents the rich and sometimes complex history of our 20th state. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Sweet Olive Tour Boat and a delightful dinner at Cock of the Walk, an original Mississippi River catfish house. Renaissance at Colony Park provides plenty of shopping; do take time to enjoy the Synchronized Fountain Show.
Enjoy a full “Marietta, Georgia Experience.” Begin your tour at the Marietta Museum of History for an introduction to local contributions to the area. Built in 1845 as a cotton warehouse it later became a hotel and avoided being destroyed during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Visit the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield and Park for a wide range of activities. Admire the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s wonderful permanent and visiting exhibitions. Spend time at the historic 1850s Williams Root House Museum & Gardens. There will be plenty of time for dining like a local at the Marietta Square Market with its 18 eateries.
There is so much to experience throughout the Williamsburg area. Delve into history from the first permanent English settlement through the war that defined our nation. Shoppers will find that perfect item in hundreds of boutiques, galleries and outlet stores. Amusements are certain to entertain while offering challenges to every age group. Choose from a wide variety of outdoor adventures on land or water. Art aficionados will find the perfect museums to satisfy their passion. Around every corner you’re sure to find a culinary delight waiting to be discovered.
It’s no wonder the magnetic appeal of Atlantic City brings millions of visitors to this favorite destination every year. Enjoy two nights lodging at Resorts Hotel & Casino with meal credits and slot play provided for each guest. Ask about the Group Leader bonus and upgrade. Feel a wave of excitement on your Sunset Cruise. Enjoy the view from The Wheel on the historic Steel Pier. A visit to Atlantic City is only complete with the Midner-Losh Organ Tour & Concert, the largest pipe organ in the world! Atlantic City is ready to welcome you.
Just south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River, Laughlin is the place for fun and relaxation. Enjoy three nights lodging at a Laughlin Casino Resort and a visit to Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Museum. There are 80 distinctive automobiles on display. Spend a delightful time Jet Boat Cruising on the scenic Colorado River. Stop at the London Bridge for shopping and lunch. In Valentine Arizona, you’ll visit Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, an awesome animal protection organization. Nearby, you’ll stop at Arizona’s oldest craft distillery, Desert Diamond Distillery, for a tour and tasting at the bar. There’s plenty to see and do in this fun-packed Laughlin itinerary.
Blend historical contributions with options to show off your creativity, and you’ll have a visit to charming, hospitable Topeka, KS. Get creative at a Hazel Hill Chocolate’s Making Class, a Spice Mix Class at Moburts, and a Make ‘n Take at Prairie Glass Studio. Visit the NOTO Arts District for great shops, artist galleries, and unique foods. Discover history at Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site and learn more about America’s best-known stunt motorcyclist at the Evel Knievel Museum. Climb the dome on the Kansas State Capitol, it’s worth the breathtaking view, and don’t forget to catch dinner and a show at the Topeka Civic Theatre, the oldest, continuously running dinner theatre in the country.