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November
28


$105


Christmas Memories

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday greetings as we travel to ERIE, PA. We’re off to THE STATION DINNER THEATER in ERIE, PA for the 12 noon show, “CHRISMAS MEMORIES” Enjoy an all new magical holiday family musical – now celebrating their 29th Anniversary. Start off your season right with this heartwarming musical in which the true meaning of Christmas is always celebrated. This show will even get “Scrooge” in the holiday spirit.. DINNER SHOW INCLUDES HOLIDAY THEMED FAMILY STYLE MEAL. Following the show, we will travel ....

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November
28


$499 DBL
$485 TPL
$685

CHRISTMAS IN THE OHIO VALLEY

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 -30, 2018 2 NIGHTS

Day 1 Nov. 28: Home City ~ Steubenville: City of Murals ~ Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village & Visitor Center: Travel aboard a deluxe highway touring motorcoach into the Ohio Valley. As we travel rest and meal stops are made periodically. Following a lunch break we arrive in Steubenville, Ohio – City of Murals. A guided city tour will feature some of the 30 murals which depict the history of this Ohio River town. Later today we gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoy free time to stroll through the quaint Nutcracker Village at historic Fort Steuben. Highlights include life-size nutcrackers depicting local and historical characters and the gift shop in the Visitor’s Center offering a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs. Later this evening we arrive at our hotel for a two-night stay. Day 2 Nov. 29: Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village ~ Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights: Today we travel to historic Cambridge, Ohio to enjoy the annual Dickens Victorian Village. Journey back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village. Our guided city tour features 88 scenes of 185 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers (that actually “sing” classic carols!), a bucket \brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time. Enjoy free time to explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge. Later today we enjoy the Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Music & Light Show. The courthouse comes alive with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. The display is computer controlled with over 500 electrical circuits and 20,000 lights. Following dinner we travel to Oglebay Park and embark on a memorable guided tour of Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights display. Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort. Enjoy a shopping stop at the festive gift store and a chance to see the life-size nativity scene. Later this evening we return to our hotel for the night. Day 3 Nov. 30: Pittsburgh ~ Phipps Conservatory ~ PPG Place Wintergarden & Advent Market ~ Journey Home: Following breakfast at the lodge we depart Oglebay and travel to Pittsburgh. Later this morning we visit Phipps Conservatory & Gardens and enjoy the wonderful Christmas displays. The conservatory was donated to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893 by steel and real estate magnate Henry Phipps. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh's largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city's Oakland neighborhood. Continue into downtown Pittsburgh for a stop at PPG Place. Visit Wintergarden, a bright and open, plant-filled, all-glass garden environment and site of the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits. The complex also features a quaint Advent Market which offers unique gifts and foods from around the world. Later today we begin our journey home. Rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

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November
28


$499 DBL
$485 TPL
$685 SGL

CHRISTMAS IN THE OHIO VALLEY

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 -30, 2018 2 NIGHTS

Day 1 Nov. 28: Home City ~ Steubenville: City of Murals ~ Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village & Visitor Center: Travel aboard a deluxe highway touring motorcoach into the Ohio Valley. As we travel rest and meal stops are made periodically. Following a lunch break we arrive in Steubenville, Ohio – City of Murals. A guided city tour will feature some of the 30 murals which depict the history of this Ohio River town. Later today we gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoy free time to stroll through the quaint Nutcracker Village at historic Fort Steuben. Highlights include life-size nutcrackers depicting local and historical characters and the gift shop in the Visitor’s Center offering a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs. Later this evening we arrive at our hotel for a two-night stay. Day 2 Nov. 29: Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village ~ Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights: Today we travel to historic Cambridge, Ohio to enjoy the annual Dickens Victorian Village. Journey back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village. Our guided city tour features 88 scenes of 185 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers (that actually “sing” classic carols!), a bucket \brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time. Enjoy free time to explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge. Later today we enjoy the Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Music & Light Show. The courthouse comes alive with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. The display is computer controlled with over 500 electrical circuits and 20,000 lights. Following dinner we travel to Oglebay Park and embark on a memorable guided tour of Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights display. Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort. Enjoy a shopping stop at the festive gift store and a chance to see the life-size nativity scene. Later this evening we return to our hotel for the night. Day 3 Nov. 30: Pittsburgh ~ Phipps Conservatory ~ PPG Place Wintergarden & Advent Market ~ Journey Home: Following breakfast at the lodge we depart Oglebay and travel to Pittsburgh. Later this morning we visit Phipps Conservatory & Gardens and enjoy the wonderful Christmas displays. The conservatory was donated to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893 by steel and real estate magnate Henry Phipps. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh's largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city's Oakland neighborhood. Continue into downtown Pittsburgh for a stop at PPG Place. Visit Wintergarden, a bright and open, plant-filled, all-glass garden environment and site of the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits. The complex also features a quaint Advent Market which offers unique gifts and foods from around the world. Later today we begin our journey home. Rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

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November
29


$129


Christmas Tea in Amish Country

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Start off with JUICE & MUFFIN on the way to Geauga County, for an AMISH CHRISTMAS THEME TOUR. Meet the STEP ON GUIDE & begin our day with a relaxing Amish tea party in an Amish Home. Enjoy CHRISTMAS TEA AT QUINTEALIA’S TEA PARLOR with a savory sampler of finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones. Our shopping stops throughout the day include BURTON SQUARE.....

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November
30


$779 D
$995 S
$749 T

Christmas in Williamsburg

November 30- December 3, 2018•  Friday-Monday • 4 DAYS

A colonial Christmas! The sights and sounds of the season abound in Colonial Williamsburg. Revel in a magical world of dazzling decorations, brightly-lit buildings, exhilarating events and traditional holiday meals. Discover an exciting Winter Wonderland in Colonial Williamsburg!...

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December
2


$99


Lights on the Lake Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Join us for one of Syracuse’s oldest holiday traditions at the ERIE CANAL MUSEUM. When you visit the museum during the GINGERBREAD GALLERY, the delicious aroma of ginger and candy will waft through the air, leading you to the second floor gallery. Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800′s street scene with over 30 gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. These sweet creations are made locally by professional and amateur bakers. Next, it’s a delicious SIT DOWN DINNER at a GREAT SYRACUSE EATERY - THE SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE. Choose your Italian entrée upon arrival ....

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December
2


$105


"Buffalo Choral Arts Christmas Concert"

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Join Know How Tours and the joyous sounds of the BUFFALO CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY for the afternoon performance at ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL in Buffalo. This CONCERT features traditional and non-traditional Christmas Carols and Christmas performances featuring guest artists, Marcia A. Giambrone, Conductor/Music Director and John Mitton, Accompanist. ALL IS CALM, ALL IS BRIGHT, an uplifting seasonal concert presenting traditional songs of this most special holiday, including Irving Berlin’s Christmas, new arrangements of carols loved by all, and even a fantasia on a famous song. This highly acclaimed concert will include instrumental accompaniment, a processional, and audience involvement.Special group seating is included for this holiday program. We top off our holiday tour with a SIT DOWN DINNER at SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS following the 3:00 pm performance. Enjoy DINNER, and holiday displays at this wonderful Western New York restaurant and entertainment facility.

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December
3


$50


An All American Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic show, AN ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS starring Nashville recording artist, RICKY LEE. If you've gotten the chance to see Ricky Lee, he is one of the most energetic & personal performers on the scene which has gotten him the chance to open shows for some of the biggest names in country music. He has written over 300 songs and at his shows you'll get to see many of the recorded ones that you'll hear including his fantastic Christmas & All American Holiday Collection. IT’S AN “ALL NEW” EXCLUSIVE SHOW FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

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December
4


$50


An All American Christmas

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic show, AN ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS starring Nashville recording artist, RICKY LEE. If you've gotten the chance to see Ricky Lee, he is one of the most energetic & personal performers on the scene which has gotten him the chance to open shows for some of the biggest names in country music. He has written over 300 songs and at his shows you'll get to see many of the recorded ones that you'll hear including his fantastic Christmas & All American Holiday Collection. IT’S AN “ALL NEW” EXCLUSIVE SHOW FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

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December
5


$85


TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Our afternoon destination is the CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TORONTO’S DISTILLERY HISTORIC DISTRICT. Visitors to the TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET will be immersed in a unique atmosphere that brings the best and most unique craftspeople, artists and artisans, together with an international roster of world class vendors. Following the market, ENJOY A BUFFET DINNER at HOT HOUSE CAFE located in Toronto.

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December
6


$109


Amish Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Start off with JUICE & a MUFFIN on the way to Middlefield, OH for an AMISH CHRISTMAS TOUR. Meet the STEP ON GUIDE & begin touring throughout MIDDLEFIELD, OH. Enjoy COFFEE & COOKIES IN MRS. MILLER’S HOUSE. Take some fresh baked cookies home with you. Stops include SUNRISE FARM to enjoy samples of hot cider & cookies as you browse their extensive gift shop, FIG TREE BULK FOOD STORE to sample your way through this unique stop. ....

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December
8


$119


Gingerbread & Candlelight

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday season by getting in the mood with a tour to the Niagara Falls region. This tour features holiday lights, early frontier history, culinary displays and good food. Visit NIAGARA FALLS CULINARY SCHOOL for a GUIDED TOUR and their annual GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND event. It features a life size Gingerbread Santa House, culinary demonstrations, entertainment, decorations, toy train show & vendors, Gingerbread Houses, video and much more. A fun stop to get you into the holiday mood! Enjoy an EARLY PLATED DINNER in the “Cataract Room” of the NIAGARA CONFERENCE CENTER. Visit OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE for the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS event started in 1991. There are 75 displays to be viewed. The Basilica ....

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December
13


$139


Holiday Pops Concert

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Begin the day at KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL for COFFEE AND PASTRY. Then enjoy the 10:30 am HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT. Join the BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA for a concert where memories are made! Western New York’s top holiday tradition is back for another season of musical splendor and fun. Bring your friends and family, sing along to your favorite holiday music and get in the spirit of the season. A delicious LUNCH is included following the show at SALVATORES ITALIAN RESTUARNT...

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December
15


$169


Trans Siberian Orchestra

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, formed in 1996, consists of three talented songwriters—Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkel and Jon Olivia—and an incredibly diverse collection of musicians, ranging from rock guitarists to R&B singers to classically trained instrumentalists. Combining the grandeur of an orchestra with the energy of a hard rock group, the members of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA have redefined rock opera and transcended musical boundaries, all while dazzling audiences with their incredible musicianship and highly theatrical shows. The show starts when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic when she sneaks into the attic other parents’ house. You will enjoy this fantastic show, THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE presented by the Hallmark Channel. Section 202 Rows 3, 4 & 5. LUNCH is included prior to the show at PEARL STREET GRILLE.

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February
15


$129


Holst's The Planets

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Begin the day at KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL for COFFEE AND DONUTS. Then enjoy the 10:30 am HOLST’S THE PLANETS. Fantastic Main Level seats are reserved for our Truly stellar, or just out of this world? Holst’s The Planets is paired with Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy for a concert that transcends the everyday! JoAnn Falletta, conductor. Spend your Friday morning with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Principal musicians gather for colorful chamber music by Prokofiev, and the full Orchestra joins forces for The Planets, Holst’s beloved, epic hit....

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November
28


$499 DBL
$485 TPL
$685 SGL

CHRISTMAS IN THE OHIO VALLEY

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 -30, 2018 2 NIGHTS

Day 1 Nov. 28: Home City ~ Steubenville: City of Murals ~ Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village & Visitor Center: Travel aboard a deluxe highway touring motorcoach into the Ohio Valley. As we travel rest and meal stops are made periodically. Following a lunch break we arrive in Steubenville, Ohio – City of Murals. A guided city tour will feature some of the 30 murals which depict the history of this Ohio River town. Later today we gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoy free time to stroll through the quaint Nutcracker Village at historic Fort Steuben. Highlights include life-size nutcrackers depicting local and historical characters and the gift shop in the Visitor’s Center offering a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs. Later this evening we arrive at our hotel for a two-night stay. Day 2 Nov. 29: Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village ~ Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights: Today we travel to historic Cambridge, Ohio to enjoy the annual Dickens Victorian Village. Journey back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village. Our guided city tour features 88 scenes of 185 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers (that actually “sing” classic carols!), a bucket \brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time. Enjoy free time to explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge. Later today we enjoy the Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Music & Light Show. The courthouse comes alive with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. The display is computer controlled with over 500 electrical circuits and 20,000 lights. Following dinner we travel to Oglebay Park and embark on a memorable guided tour of Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights display. Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort. Enjoy a shopping stop at the festive gift store and a chance to see the life-size nativity scene. Later this evening we return to our hotel for the night. Day 3 Nov. 30: Pittsburgh ~ Phipps Conservatory ~ PPG Place Wintergarden & Advent Market ~ Journey Home: Following breakfast at the lodge we depart Oglebay and travel to Pittsburgh. Later this morning we visit Phipps Conservatory & Gardens and enjoy the wonderful Christmas displays. The conservatory was donated to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893 by steel and real estate magnate Henry Phipps. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh's largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city's Oakland neighborhood. Continue into downtown Pittsburgh for a stop at PPG Place. Visit Wintergarden, a bright and open, plant-filled, all-glass garden environment and site of the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits. The complex also features a quaint Advent Market which offers unique gifts and foods from around the world. Later today we begin our journey home. Rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

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Alpine Christmas

8 Days • 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts  4 Dinners

Explore traditional European Christmas markets throughout the Alpine region. Six nights in one hotel in Innsbruck allows you time to shop and explore. Explore Oberammergau, home to the original Passion Play...

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San Antonio Holiday

5 Days • 7 Meals: 4 Breakfasts / 3 Dinners

Visit the Alamo where, in 1836, a battle was fought and men made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their freedom and the Republic of Texas. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the Hill Country’s historic wineries...

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Christmas on the Danube

9 Days • 18 Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 5 Lunches / 7 Dinners

Visit and shop in the famous Christmas markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna.

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