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Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

August 4, 2021
Hear firsthand stories from 93 year old WWII Pilot, Dr. Harold Brown as he recounts his time in combat. This is a one-of-a-kind experience you don't want to miss!

Put-In-Bay

August 12, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - Off the shores of Lake Erie on South Bass Island lies Put-In-Bay, a quaint Ohio village accessible by ferry. Often called the “Key West of the North,” Put-In-Bay features a lively entertainment scene, historic sites, and breathtaking water views.

Diamond Jack Boat Ride

August 17, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - Join us aboard the Diamond Queen and enjoy a two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit river, the world’s busiest international waterway.

Outer Banks & Myrtle Beach

August 19, 2021 - August 26, 2021
This exciting trip covers 500 miles of the Atlantic Coast from the Outer Banks to Myrtle Beach.  The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history.  Although they’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is where cherished memories are made along 60 miles of beautiful coastline. Discover stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, fun days at the beach, lush natural wonders, and grand new adventures. Savor the warm Southern hospitality, fresh coastal cuisine, and unique flavor of fun.

Michigan Under the Radar

August 31, 2021
Get a behind-the-scenes look at places in Ypsilanti, Michigan featured on the popular PBS® Television show!

Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour

September 11, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - Come join us on this excursion to Indian Village where you will have the opportunity to visit inside 4-5 homes open to the public today. In the area of Indian Village, our guide will take you through the Streets of Detroit telling you who lives here and who lived there.

Heroes & Patriots

September 16, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Join Downriver Vets on a trip to Clarksville, TN to celebrate the service and sacrifice of veterans from across the years, miles and conflicts. This is a time of reflection, remembrance and reunion.

Sauder Village

September 25, 2021
Escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life and enjoy a fun-filled getaway with great food, memorable experiences, and warm hospitality.

Cape Cod

September 26, 2021 - October 2, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - The fortunes of Cape Cod have always been linked to the sea. For centuries fishermen in search of a livelihood, explorers in search of new worlds, and pilgrims of one sort or another in search of a new life – down to the beach-bound tourists of today – all have turned to the waters around Cape Cod. Today, the natural landscape of Cape Cod is little changed. Large areas of forest, dune, beach, and marsh separate small villages. This unspoiled natural beauty makes Cape Cod one of the most favored vacation areas for people living all over the United States.

Made In Detroit

October 5, 2021
Explore the Motor City with this behind-the-scenes look of some of the places where the greatest of the greats are made!

Mackinac Island & The Grand Hotel

October 12, 2021 - October 15, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - The Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1887 as a retreat for vacationers who traveled to Michigan by train, and came to Mackinac Island via steamer and boat. Throughout its tenure , one family nurtured and guided the hotel’s growth to a highly acclaimed and much-beloved getaway. Today, this National Historic Landmark continues to beguile guests with old-world hospitality and charm, inspired enhancements, and a heritage to be preserved for generations to come.

Memphis, Tennessee

October 19, 2021 - October 23, 2021
Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll, Memphis is where you can find some of the biggest legends and iconic landmarks in American music history. It is also a hub for cultural experiences, from visiting Elvis Presley’s home, to stepping back in time at the National Civil Rights Museum. And, of course, you can’t talk about Memphis without mentioning their famous BBQ and Southern-style food. Memphis has so much to offer!

Queen Esther

October 27, 2021 - October 30, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production at the Sight & Sound Theater!  Lancaster, PA also has the oldest Amish settlement in the USA where the community is still flourishing today. Also, visit Harrisburg, PA, a capital city with a small town feel.

Santa Fe Holiday

December 5, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a city unlike any other, truly living up to its tagline, The City Different, at every turn. With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.

An Amish Holiday Kaleidoscope

December 6, 2021 - December 12, 2021
The Amish are a special people who love their homes and lands. They are a creative people with a superior work ethic. Come to Ohio and Indiana and visit their cottage industries, enjoy food experiences with an Amish flair, shop their home stores, immerse yourself in their beautiful Holiday Season, and learn about their way of life during this rainbow of attractions and events.

Circle Michigan

May 4, 2022 - May 10, 2022
Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: lakes that feel like oceans, golden beaches, an abundance of fresh produce straight from the farm, glorious sunrises and sunsets and endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. With long spring days of comfortable temperatures and the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan is a destination like no other.  This trip features: Grand Rapids, Holland, Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Frankenmuth, and Detroit.

An Amish Kaleidoscope – Summer Edition

June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022
The Amish are a special people who love their homes and lands. They are a creative people with a superior work ethic. Come to Ohio and Indiana and visit their cottage industries, enjoy food experiences with an Amish flair, shop their home stores, immerse yourself in their beautiful country sides, and learn about their way of life during this rainbow of attractions and events.

Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps ~ AmaWaterways River Cruise

July 4, 2022 - July 11, 2022
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Visit Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. Featured on this tour is Floriade 2022 - a rare horticultural exhibition that only happens every 10 years. While in Almere, right outside of Amsterdam, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the flourishing gardens, explore the innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, and learn what a green future could look like. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

Sedona, Arizona – Great Trains & Grand Canyons

October 16, 2022 - October 21, 2022
Escape to Sedona - an upscale resort town set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon.  Delight in the wonderful areas full of art galleries, shopping opportunities and restaurants.  Marvel at the unforgettable sites of Oak Creek Canyon and board the Grand Canyon Railway that delivers you to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  The Grand Canyon's dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature's power and beauty.  You'll also board the Verde Canyon Railroad, also known as The Wilderness Train, for a four-hour breathtaking journey.

Charms of the Mekong River Cruise

April 17, 2023 - April 23, 2023
Two lively cities, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, provide the perfect start and end to your incredible journey.  Cruise along the Mekong, visiting rural villages, historic pagodas, local markets and a Buddhist Monastery. Indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap, exploring the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park.  And luxuriate in an Amawaterways Exclusive - an overnight sojourn on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay.