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New Orleans

RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 8-12, 2020 - Get to know the “birthplace of jazz” during your stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Explore the many sights, sounds, and tastes of the city with local transportation and guides.

Made In Detroit

April 1, 2020
POSTPONED, NEW DATE PENDING - Explore the motor city with this behind-the-scenes look at some of the places where the greatest of the greats are made in Detroit.

Queen Esther

April 1, 2020 - April 4, 2020
RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3-6, 2020 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. Plus, visit Harrisburg, PA, a capital city with a small town feel.

Gems of Detroit – Public Services

April 7, 2020
POSTPONED, NEW DATE PENDING - Visit and learn about the Detroit Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters & a working fire station.

Spring Progressive Dinner

April 28, 2020
Visit three different restaurants, each with a different course.  Plus, visit and tour the Michigan Theatre, Burton Memorial Tower & the University of Michigan football stadium.

Detroit Theater Tour

April 30, 2020
Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of both the Fox Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.

Real Black Gold

May 4, 2020
This tour will take you on a journey back to the 19th centurey Victorian era and features Petrolia's rich architecture, the Oil Museum of Canada & much more.

Felonies & Misdemeanors: A Detroit Cops & Mobsters Tour

May 20, 2020
Escape into the city's criminal underworld and investigate the stories about Jimmy Hoffa, prohibition, The Purple Gang, "Joe the Hood", The Gotham Hotel & the Detroit Mob families.

Hamtramck Polish History Tour

May 28, 2020
Take a tour of Hamtramck and visit some of the iconic landmarks of this city within a city!

Chautauqua featuring Susan B. Anthony

June 10, 2020
Hear the story of American social reformer & women's rights activist, Susan B. Anthony with a stop at the Hollywood Casino.

Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour

June 13, 2020
Take an excursion to Indian Village where our guide will take you through the Streets of Detroit telling you who lives here and who lived there.

Willistead Manor

June 18, 2020
Tour one of Windsor's most elegant mansions- an unforgettable experience for all.

Canadian Maritimes

July 8, 2020 - July 21, 2020
The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Iowa with the Stars

July 22, 2020 - July 27, 2020
FOR 9 DAYS EVERY SUMMER, IOWA SKIES COME ALIVE as 100+ hot air balloons paint the town with brilliant colors and charming special shapes. Don’t miss a moment of the excitement as skilled pilots compete for points and prizes every morning and every evening while dazzling guests below.  A charming community for visitors of all ages, Indianola is both vibrant and tranquil.

Lake Superior

August 2, 2020 - August 8, 2020
Lake Superior is located on the northern edge of Wisconsin and stretches between the Upper Peninsula of Michigan north to Ontario Canada. It also spans west to the eastern edge of Minnesota. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes by surface area and volume. It is like a mini-freshwater ocean, you can't even see the other side from the Wisconsin shoreline.  Discover the natural beauty on Part 5 of our Circle a Great Lake series where we will be featuring Minnesota & Wisconsin.

Oberammergau

September 9, 2020 - September 17, 2020
This is a truly must see event!  Witness the once in a decade performance of the "Oberammergau Passion Play" and explore some magnificent sites in both Germany and Austria.

Michigan Under the Radar

September 23, 2020
Get a behind-the-scenes look at places in Michigan featured on the popular PBS television show!

Cape Cod

September 27, 2020 - October 3, 2020
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.

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island

October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020
Located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel is rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. You will never forget the spectacular views from a rocking chair overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch. Make a grand escape to the Grand Hotel!

Holocaust Memorial Center

November 5, 2020
Seeking to Remember...

It’s A Wonderful Life

November 18, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Visit Indiana, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart & Pittsburg

Meadowbrook Holiday Walk

December 8, 2020
Join us as we celebrate the 49th annual Holiday Walk at this National Historic Landmark all aglow with historic and holiday treasure.

Charms of the Mekong River Cruise

April 12, 2021 - April 19, 2021
SALE ENDS APRIL 30, 2020 - 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.