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Queen Esther

Postponed, new dating coming soon - 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.

Splendors of Peru ~ Machu Picchu

March 16, 2021 - March 27, 2021
A once-in-a-lifetime journey will take you through the heart of the Inca Empire, which in its height, dominated the entire length of the Andes, a land of wonders! Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cusco, Peru, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Machu Picchu is Peru’s most visited attraction and South America’s most famous ruins.

Spotlight on San Antonio

March 21, 2021 - March 25, 2021
Be adventurous and visit San Antonio. A city rich in history, bursting with culture, and booming with modern attractions, San Antonio invites visitors to discover what’s old and explore what’s new. From spectacular parks and green spaces, to festive seasonal events, to local shopping, dining and drinking. San Antonio has it all!

Hidden Gems of Detroit

April 8, 2021
Save-the-date for this one-of-a-kind look at Detroit's history. More info coming soon!

Charms of the Mekong River Cruise

April 12, 2021 - April 19, 2021
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.

Hamtramck Polish Tour

April 22, 2021
Take a tour of Hamtramck and visit some of the iconic landmarks in this city within a city.

Welcome to Hell! (Michigan)

May 25, 2021
Learn about the history of this quirky town and why it was named Hell!

Holocaust Memorial Center

July 20, 2021
The 55,000-square-foot Holocaust Memorial Center, located in Farmington Hills, is packed with photographs, displays, text panels, video testimonies, sculptures and more that outline the death and devastation of the Holocaust.

Iowa with the Stars

July 28, 2021 - August 2, 2021
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.

Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour

September 11, 2021
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.

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
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.

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.

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.