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The following Day Trips and Multi-Day Tours are presented in cooperation with Group Tours & Travel LLC.  We have been working with Group Tours for more than 20 years.  If you would like a detailed itinerary for any of the multi-day tours listed below, please call our office at (201) 670-2777.

Day Tours

Grey Towers Estate & Annual Sussex County Craft Fair  NEW!
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This morning we tour Grey Towers National Historic Site (1886). This is the exceptional summer estate of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the United States Forest Service and former governor of Pennsylvania. It is built in the style of a French château and has recently undergone a 20 million dollar restoration. Its beauty and the extensive collection of priceless furnishings and artifacts will astound you. After a fascinating tour and time to stroll the grounds, we are treated to an included lunch in a nearby restaurant. This afternoon we visit the 49th Annual Peters Valley Craft Fair on the Sussex County Fairgrounds. This indoor event showcases beautiful American Crafts made by over 150 exhibiting artists from across the country. Browse five buildings of amazing artwork, meet the makers of the crafts, watch an array of artist demonstrations and find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. This is a juried show of exhibitors, who are selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. There will also be live music, food vendors and more. $145
001-Saturday, September 28, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:15 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Sagamore Hill & Cold Spring Harbor  NEW!
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Join us as we visit an assortment of attractions on the North Shore of Long Island. Our day begins with a visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home and “Summer White House” of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt. This charming 23-room Victorian house is perched atop a hill that overlooks Cold Spring Harbor. Our visit includes a tour of the Roosevelt home, containing a unique assortment of original furnishings and personal memorabilia.  It’s a fascinating look into the extraordinary character of one of our most famous presidents. After an included lunch, we visit the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, which includes a wide range of marine species and  many outdoor and indoor exhibits. There is also time to browse in Cold Spring Harbor’s downtown area. $145
002-Saturday, October 5, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Temple Beth Shalom & the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia NEW!
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Discover the brilliance of architectural genius when we tour two exceptional masterpieces in and around the Philadelphia area. We begin our day with a visit to the Temple Beth Shalom, the only synagogue that was designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Our knowledgeable docent will enhance our understanding of how Frank Lloyd Wright's genius is represented in this unique house of worship. Lunch is included in a popular area restaurant. This afternoon we enjoy a memorable tour of the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia, often referred to as the most beautiful building in the city. This architectural masterpiece features brilliant examples of many architectural styles in its Seven Lodge Halls: Corinthian, Ionic, Italian Renaissance, Norman, Gothic, Oriental and Egyptian. It’s like a visit to Europe, Asia and Africa, all in one place. The rooms are so authentic that students of architecture and anthropology visit here to study.  $165
003-Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:00AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

AKC Museum of the Dog & The Vessel at Hudson Yards  NEW!
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Located in midtown Manhattan, The Museum of the Dog combines fine arts with cutting-edge technology. Time is provided to visit this museum at your leisure. It contains an extensive collection of original paintings, sculptures, bronzes, porcelain figurines and more that depict man’s best friend. This afternoon we enjoy the brand new *Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. When completed, it will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, shops, a collection of restaurants and more. It is perhaps the most anticipated new urban destination in the world. It is located along the celebrated High Line and just steps from the Hudson River Park. In addition to the over two dozen restaurants at One Hudson in this park setting, there are indoor and outdoor street-level cafes throughout Hudson Yards. The Shops at Hudson Yards will contain nearly 100 luxury and specialty stores. A special treat awaits as we tour The Vessel at Hudson Yards, a uniquely interactive experience, both a monument and a work of art that is meant to be climbed and explored. An elevator is available for those unable to walk the entire work of art. Its eight levels rise 150 feet above sea level. If we walk up and down in a complete circular path, it is 1 mile in length. *The entire development will not be open at the time of the tour. However many of the stores and restaurants will be open. $120
004-Saturday, October 19, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Untermyer Park and Gardens & PepsiCo Gardens  NEW!
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Fall foliage should be at its peak when we visit two beautiful, but very different gardens, and dine in a restaurant that is located next to the Hudson River. We begin our day with a visit to Yonkers. Here we are treated to a walking tour of the beautiful Untermyer Park and Gardens. Influenced by the world-renowned gardens of ancient Europe, India and Persia, Untermyer Gardens were once among the most celebrated gardens in America. Our docent-led tour includes portions of the more than 40 acres that overlook the Hudson River. Included are the Walled Garden, and the Vista that contains a series of steps that are flanked by more than 100 Japanese cedar trees. Here we will gaze at a breathtaking overlook of the Hudson River and the Palisades. The Color Gardens, the Gatehouse, The Temple of Love, The Rock Garden and the Sundial Garden are other beautiful gardens we tour. From here we head north to Tarrytown for an included lunch in a Hudson River waterfront restaurant. This afternoon we visit the beautiful Sculpture Garden at PepsiCo, featuring around four dozen sculptures by leading artists, set in over 100 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Time is provided to enjoy a relaxing walk through these gardens. $145
005-Saturday, October 26, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 4:45 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

The High Line, Chelsea Market, Ferry Ride Battery Park City Esplanade , Hudson Eats & Brookfield Place NEW!
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Our day begins with a walk along the recently completed High Line that begins at 34th Street and ends near 16th Street. There are elevators available to avoid stairs. The High Line is an elevated walking path that sits upon an old elevated train track. It features beautiful views of the surrounding areas with numerous benches, gardens and overlooks. You may walk at your own pace or join your escort as we slowly stroll along this elevated park. We conclude our visit at the Chelsea Market, a collection of unique shops and restaurants in an historic building. Next we make our way to Brookfield Place, a $250-million renovation of The World Financial Center near the entrance to The Battery Park City Esplanade. Lunch is on your own in Hudson Eats, an elegant boutique style food court in Brookfield Place, or other restaurants located by the marina and the Hudson River. After lunch, we enjoy a round trip ferry ride from New York to New Jersey with time for a quick stroll along the Jersey City waterfront to view NY and the Jersey City 911 Memorial. The balance of our afternoon allows us time to stroll along the Esplanade, relax on a riverfront bench, take in the views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New Jersey Skyline and browse in the shops at Brookfield Place. Although there is an opportunity to walk a mile or more, on generally flat ground, the motorcoach may drop you off so that there is less walking. $105
006-Saturday, November 2, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 6:00 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

27th Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens, Arthur Avenue & City Island 
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Leave the driving to us as we make three popular stops in the Bronx. Our day begins with a visit to City Island, where we enjoy a bountiful sit-down lunch in a popular area restaurant. Then it’s off to Arthur Avenue for a brief shopping stop to buy unique breads, cheeses and other products these stores offer. Within minutes from here, we arrive at the 250-acre New York Botanical Gardens. A tram ride through the gardens, with stops along the way, is included, weather permitting. The highlight of our day is a visit to the Enid A. Haupt Victorian-style conservatory. Prepare to be thrilled by the magic of how the skyline of New York City is transformed into miniature version through botanical brilliance. The 27th Holiday Train Show returns with model trains traversing a landscape featuring 175 replicas of New York City landmarks made entirely from portions of various plants. Our visit enables us to view this unique display during the daytime and then after touring other areas of the gardens, we return to the train show as darkness descends and the twinkling of the holiday lights and decorations illuminate the landscape. $165
007-Saturday, November 23, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (by the corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 10:30 AM and will return at approximately 6:30 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Christmas Wonderland Show at The Bethlehem Sands Casino & Buffet Lunch
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Join us as we travel to the nearby Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our itinerary features reserved seats for a fantastic Christmas Wonderland show in its intimate Event Center. Time is also provided to enjoy an included buffet lunch and to visit the casino where you will receive $25 in slot play. Don’t forget, there are also over a dozen outlet stores, all under one roof.  Start the holiday season on a high note with Santa and a cast of talented singers and dancers from London and New York. Spectacular sets and glittering costumes will transport us to an enchanting Christmas Wonderland. You will be amazed at this holiday spectacle. The included buffet is a nice addition to our itinerary. There are over 3,000 slot machines and 200 table games in the casino. $140
008-Monday, December 2, 2019
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Afternoon Tea at The Cairnwood Estate at Christmas Time, Glencairn Museum & Bryn Athyn Cathedral  NEW!
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Experience the grandeur of the Gilded Age when we travel north of Philadelphia, to rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania and visit the exceptional Cairnwood Estate (1895), Glencairn Museum, and Bryn Athyn Cathedral. The Cairnwood Estate is a Gilded Age country house designed in the Beaux-Arts style. Our guided Christmas tour includes three floors of this magnificent mansion, followed by a unique Christmas exhibition of elegant vintage fashions circa 1870s to 1970s. An exceptional World Nativities exhibition, featuring dozens of hand-crafted nativity scenes from around the world is also included. Next we are treated to a festive three-course Holiday Tea that is served in the Dining, Billiard, Music, Library, and Living rooms. After time to indulge in our elegant surroundings, we visit the Bryn Athyn Cathedral (1919). At this cathedral, Christmas is a special time of celebration as we view meticulous decorative elements that blend classical Greek and Roman architecture with French Renaissance ideas. This is a delightful day that is sure to get you in the holiday spirt.  $185
009-Wednesday, December 4, 2019                                                                                      
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:15 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.  

Multi-Day Tours

Atlanta ~ the Empire City of the South  NEW!
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Join us for this exceptional five-day tour to the Empire City of the South: Atlanta. We visit many of the most famous and popular places that make this city a top U.S. travel destination. Our accommodations are in the Embassy Suites by Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, a unique 22-acre urban greenspace. It is across the street from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, CNN Studios and more. We will tour the house where Gone with the Wind was written, view the home where Martin Luther King was born and visit the church where he was baptized and was a co-pastor. We view The Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama Painting, recently renovated and a spectacular sight to see. Our visit to Stone Mountain will allow us time to view the largest stone carving in America (the same artist carved Mount Rushmore), take a tram ride to its summit and visit its museum. It will be a memorable experience when we visit the Georgia Aquarium, home to over 120,000 marine animals and the largest aquarium in the United States. The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library is a fascinating history museum that provides us a close-up view of the modern American presidency. There are other places you may visit at an additional cost, such as the Atlanta Zoo, Coca Cola World and other museums and attractions.  Highlights include: nonstop, roundtrip air from Newark, four nights in the Embassy Suites Atlanta, Krog Street Market, Georgia Capitol & Museum, four breakfasts, one lunch, $120 gift card to hotel restaurant, tour escort and more.  
011-November 3-7, 2019
Twin price: $1,995 per person & Single Price: $2,595 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $450 per person. 

Fish & Sips Indoor Long Island Wine Festival
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Get a jump on the weekend and join us as we travel to eastern Long Island. On Friday night, in the beautiful location of the aquarium, right next door to our hotel, is the Fish & Sips Wine Festival.   This 3-hour event features more than 20 local wineries, tastings, light snacks, live music and more, all in in the comfort of the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium. The aquarium’s exhibits include a 120,000-gallon lost city of Atlantis shark exhibit, a rainforest, along with many species of marine life such as seahorses, eels, jellyfish and more. Other highlights are a visit to Eagles Nest, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and a tour of the lighthouse in Montauk. Our visit includes time to enjoy the scenic overlooks and a tour of the Maritime Museum and Lighthouse. There is also time to sightsee in the communities of Riverhead and South Hampton. We do all these fun things at a relaxed pace.  Highlights include: accommodations in the Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina, one breakfast, two lunches, tour escort and more.
012-November 15-16, 2019
Twin price: $445 per person & Single Price: $535 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $100 per person.

Williamsburg & Busch Gardens at Christmas Time  NEW!
Grand Illumination, Christmas Parade & Ten Million Christmas Lights
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Colonial Williamsburg is a place where we can relive the past that our founding fathers created. It features an unparalleled collection of original and restored buildings that many famous patriots frequented. Our visit coincides with several spectacular holiday events. On Saturday morning we view the Williamsburg Annual Christmas Parade, as it ushers in the holiday season with a variety of floats, bands and more. On Saturday evening we visit Busch Gardens, which boasts more than ten million Christmas lights throughout the park. It is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping, a train ride and approximately seven heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive. In addition to unlimited access to Colonial Williamsburg’s museums and historic buildings, we are treated to the Grand Illumination, an outdoor ceremony that involves the simultaneous activation of lights, fireworks, live music and much more. Williamsburg also possesses a fine assortment of shops and restaurants. We will dine in George Washington’s favorite restaurant. Our accommodations are on the grounds of Williamsburg’s historic area and are only a few steps from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center and a free shuttle ride away from the restored area. Reserve your space soon. The hotel will most likely sell out by September. This is one of their busiest times of the year.  Highlights include: 3 nights in the Woodlands Hotel and Suites, unlimited admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg during our entire stay, unlimited access to the Williamsburg Shuttle, the Campus of William and Mary, dinner in Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, Merchants Square, Fredericksburg National Military Park , three deluxe continental breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners, tour escort and more.                                 
013- December 6-9, 2019 
Twin price: $1,225 per person & Single Price: $1,525 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $375 per person.

Cape May at Christmas Time
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Join us as we travel to the charming community of Cape May, New Jersey, America’s first seashore resort. It boasts one of the country’s largest concentrations of Victorian-style buildings (over 600), a beautiful beach, boardwalk, numerous shops and an array of restaurants. Our itinerary includes many outstanding area attractions. Accommodations during our tour are in the elegant and historic Congress Hall Hotel, in operation since 1816. Our hotel is in the perfect location, just a few steps away from numerous shops and the oceanfront. Our visit to Cape May is during a special time of the year: Christmas time.  Other highlights include: evening Holly Trolley Tour of Cape May, tour of the Physick Estate, tours of three Victorian inns, old-fashioned Christmas exhibit, Victorian Christmas traditions lecture, free time to explore Cape May and the Washington Street Mall, Cape May Point & Lighthouse, Sunset Beach, daytime trolley tour, one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, tour escort and more.
014-December 12-13, 2019 
Twin price: $545 per person & Single Price: $615 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of  $150 per person.

Key West ~ A Winter Escape 
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Imagine yourself in a warm tropical paradise, in the center of a vibrant community with charming streets that are lined with quaint shops, restaurants and cozy hideaways. Then imagine yourself strolling on a beautiful sandy beach amidst picturesque turquoise water in a resort setting.   All these wonderful things are ready for you to enjoy when we escape to southern Florida this winter! In Key West, every sunset is a reason to celebrate. Just to walk around town without visiting any attractions is a treat. However, our five-night stay here is the perfect blend of fun and interesting sights. Our Key West hotel is in a perfect location, just a few minutes’ walk from the center of the lively downtown and near many attractions. We visit the home of Ernest Hemingway, in which he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” one of his most memorable works. Another highlight is a glass-bottom boat ride, where we experience the fantastic sights of the tropical waters, as we view coral reefs and unique sea creatures. In addition to a sunset party at Mallory Square we also enjoy a walking Ghost Tour of Key West. We will enjoy a day trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park, one of the most unique parks in Florida.  Nearby, we will also tour one of the finest shipwreck museums. Here we view millions of dollars of artifacts in the incomparable Mel Fisher Museum.  This tour requires more walking than most other tours. Walking will be done at a relaxed pace and not rushed. Other highlights include: roundtrip air from Newark to Key West, five nights in the Crown Plaza Key West-La Concha Hotel, riding tour of Key West, Truman Summer White House, all breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, tour escort and more.
015-January 12-17, 2020 
Twin price: $3,150 per person & Single Price: $4,450 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $500 per person.

Pre-Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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New Orleans is a city like no other.  It is one of the most visited and most exciting cities in North America. Experience the incredible thrill and excitement of Mardi Gras without the madness of the Mardi Gras crowds. Enjoy three Pre-Mardi Gras parades and numerous outstanding attractions at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. The parades, food, architecture, culture, music and attractions combine to form memories that will last a lifetime. Mardi Gras is the most popular time of the year to visit New Orleans. Our hotel is in a superb location, within a few minutes’ walk to anywhere in the French Quarter.  This tour requires more walking than normal tours as motorcoaches are restricted in the French Quarter.  Other highlights include: roundtrip air from Newark to New Orleans, four nights at the deluxe, four diamond Hotel Monteleone, reserved seating for 2 Pre-Mardi Gras parades, riding tour of New Orleans, narrated Mississippi River Cruise, Longvue House & Gardens, Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, St. Louis Cathedral, Café de Monde, all breakfasts, two lunches including Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch, two dinners, tour escort and more. 
016-February 17-21, 2020 
Twin price: $2,495 per person & Single Price: $2,725 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $375 per person.

VIP Seats at the Military Band Performance (Tattoo) in Norfolk, Outer Banks & Dolphin Nature Cruise with Oceanfront Accommodations 
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You may have been to countless Broadway shows and memorable concerts, but nothing can prepare you for the spectacular Virginia International Tattoo, the largest Military Band Performance in the United States. Featured is a dynamic cast of about 900 performers that travel here from around the globe. It’s a fabulous mix of pageantry, patriotism, and soul-stirring music featuring marching bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers and choirs. It is non-stop, edge-of-your-seat entertainment. Our accommodations for three nights are in Virginia Beach, where all rooms have private oceanfront balconies. This tour is so spectacular that dozens of our clients have taken it four times! Other highlights include: three nights at the Hampton Inn North, Virginia Beach, VIP reserved seating for the Military Tattoo performance in Scopes Arena, the Outer Banks, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Nags Head, Roanoke Island, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, three deluxe continental breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, tour escort and more.
017-May 1-4, 2020
Twin price: $995 per person & Single Price: $1,255 per person.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $200 per person.

The Hershey Hotel  
Lunch in an Amish Home & Penn Dutch Farmlands Tour & American Music Theater Variety Show  
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Just mention the name Hershey and any American’s mouth starts to yearn for the sweet taste of chocolate.  This tour is full of sweet things. To begin with our accommodations are in the elegant Hershey Hotel, rated four diamonds by AAA and a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America. This tour also explores the history and folklore of the Amish and Mennonites in their Pennsylvania homes. As we view their beautiful farmlands, we learn about Pennsylvania Dutch life, from its inception to how it exists today. We will also enjoy lunch in an authentic Amish home with an Amish family. Our theatrical entertainment features an outstanding Britain’s Best variety show in the American Music Theater. Other highlights include: one night in the Hershey Hotel, lunch and breakfast in the Hershey Hotel, riding tour of Hershey with a visit to Chocolate World, Founders Hall, Kitchen Kettle Village, tour escort and more.  
018-May 15-16, 2020
Price will be available in August.

Seven Night Great Lakes Cruise on the M/V Victory II from Chicago to Niagara Falls  NEW!
One Pre-Cruise Night in Chicago 
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Join us on this truly wonderful and relaxing Great Lakes Cruise on Lake Michigan, Ontario and Erie. Enjoy the majesty of the world’s largest assemblage of fresh water as we visit places and cities along the way. Each port we visit offers unique places of interest.  Our scenic cruising ushers us past tiny islands, pristine wilderness, historic sites and towering skyscrapers. Our memorable vacation begins in one of America’s most visited cities, Chicago. From here the thrill of touring begins when we board our all-inclusive sailing vessel where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included. Other highlights include: roundtrip air from Newark, riding tour of Chicago, port cities of Muskegon, Mackinac Island, Detroit, Green Bay, Cleveland and Port Colnorne/Niagara Falls, riding tour of Niagara Falls, all tour transfers, ship board gratuities, taxes and fees, all meals on the ship, onboard entertainment, tour escort and more. This cruise is expected to sell out several months prior to departure. Register Today.  A valid passport is required to take this cruise.  It must not expire prior to February 2021.
019-June 10-18, 2020
Twin price: $5,295-$9,925 per person
Single price: $8,755-$12,945 per person
Price is determined by cabin selection.  These prices are estimated.  Updated pricing will be available in September.  No reservations accepted without a deposit of $750 per person.