November

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“Hello, Dolly!” It’s Thanksgiving in New York

6 Days, November 19th - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

New itinerary! New experiences! Isn’t it time to visit again?

$4,665
$4,080
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Holiday Sweets and Goodies

Tue, November 21st Sold Out / Waitlist

This Sports Leisure favorite is back for the 7th year! Travel into the heart of the San Joaquin Valley for a visit to the source of many holiday goodies. In Modesto, participate in an olive oil tasting at Sciabica’s, producers of cold pressed oils since 1936. A buffet lunch is included at the Hilmar Cheese Co-Op; a farmer owned and operated business. The shopping there is fabulous! The final stop of the day finds you in greenhouses filled with blooming poinsettias. There will be time for picking up sweets and goodies all along the way, throughout the day!

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Thanksgiving at the National Hotel in Jackson

2 Days, November 23rd - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy a holiday dinner at the historic National Hotel in Jackson. The following day, the town has a special Christmas celebration we will be a part of. Explore the shops of Jackson and Sutter Creek, in search of the perfect gift. The package includes Thanksgiving Dinner, breakfast and a special entertainment surprise. Leave mid-day on Thanksgiving, return at 4pm the next afternoon.

Note: The National Hotel offers only rooms with one queen bed. Those wishing two-bedded rooms will be accommodated at the Best Western Amador Inn, two blocks away. Transportation will be provided. The National Hotel is haunted. Big time. Single guests wishing to avoid the ghosts may also stay at the BW.

$395
$345
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Puttin’ on The Ritz in the Half Moon Bay for Christmas

3 Days, November 26th - 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

$1,440
$1,195
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Puttin’ on The Ritz in Half Moon Bay before Christmas

3 Days, November 26th - 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton

$1,440
$1,195
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December

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Christmas in Leavenworth & Spokane

5 Days, December 2nd - 6th Sold Out / Waitlist

Many of you have traveled with us to the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, in the summer months. Some have stayed in the elegant Davenport Hotel in Spokane. Now, we offer you the opportunity to return and see the town and the hotel in all its Christmas grandeur. Fly to Spokane via Seattle, arriving in time for a late lunch at a beautiful spot, overlooking the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The Davenport Hotel is your home for two nights. Recently added to the Marriott Autograph Collection of Classic Hotels, the Davenport is one of the most historic and to this day, finest accommodations in the Pacific Northwest. The Davenport hosts a magnificent display of Christmas Tree Elegance, something that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. We’ve also included a guided historical tour of the property; so many wonderful nooks and crannies, all over the hotel. You’ll enjoy beautiful accommodations, with a treat on your pillow at night. Sunday Brunch at the Davenport is a special occasion and it is part of our itinerary. During our full day in the Spokane area, we’ll visit a Christmas festival and nearby Green Bluff (similar to our Apple Hill) for some seasonal treats. Also on the agenda: A horse and carriage ride through downtown Spokane. Those registering early have an option to include a performance of The Nutcracker (additional charge of $56).

Travel by coach to Leavenworth on Day 3. It’s a 4-hour ride, with a stop for lunch at Moses Lake, arriving at the Bavarian Village in mid-afternoon. Stay two nights at the Bavarian Inn and take in the sights, lights and sounds of Christmas. At night, the entire town turns into a holiday wonderland, with over a half million lights. During the day, we’ll take you to a very special candy store where Applets and Cotlets are made, and give you the chance to learn more about Leavenworth, and of course, time to explore the shops.

$1,990
$1,740
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Christmas Shopping in the City

Mon, December 4th

Join our annual trip to downtown San Francisco to browse, shop, or just enjoy the festive window displays and store decorations. Lunch is at your leisure in Union Square with an optional shuttle in the afternoon to Pier 39 before returning home to Sacramento.

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Tue, December 5th
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Christmas Shopping in the City

Tue, December 5th

Join our annual trip to downtown San Francisco to browse, shop, or just enjoy the festive window displays and store decorations. Lunch is at your leisure in Union Square with an optional shuttle in the afternoon to Pier 39 before returning home to Sacramento.

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Mon, December 4th
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An Apple Farm Christmas

3 Days, December 6th - 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for Christmas

$1,070
$920
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16th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

5 Days, December 7th - 11th Sold Out / Waitlist

One of our most popular trips is back for another year! But here’s the deal: You have to sign up early, or you’ll be on the waitlist, hoping for a cancelation.

This year’s trip visits a destination we have only been to twice in our 37+ year history, but it’s a very special place, especially during the holiday season, when entertainment is king. Chris & Mark will return as your co hosts, which pretty much guarantees you’ll be rollin’ in the aisles. So here are the clues…

Oh. What an interesting place. Who knew? So where should we go for Christmas? Greece? Mexico? To the train station? Maybe the old market has some great holiday gifts? It snows here. A little or a lot you ask? Sorry, that would be giving away too much. They do have a lot of poinsettias, look there’s a tree of them 20 feet high. The Mormons came here. So did the Germans. Probably came on the train I’m thinking. And no, we’ve already been to Salt Lake City. Scratch that one off your list. Las Vegas? Idaho? The Mormons went to those places too. Not sure about the Germans. Just don’t go off half-baked with all this information. There’s a lot at “steak” here. What a beautiful baseball stadium. Who plays there in the summer? Hmm, that’s unique.

Enough with the clues. The package includes your airfare, 11 meals and all the admissions to a wide variety of entertainment that is bound to leave you in the Christmas spirit for the rest of the season. Added bonus: One hotel for four nights, no packing and unpacking. Since many of the people who take this trip go every year, we strongly suggest registering as soon as possible.

$2,625
$2,375
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Another Night Before Christmas

Sat, December 9th

The cast of the Sierra Repertory Theatre brings you a new poignant look at Santa Claus and what we believe about Christmas. In this funny, touching musical a woman is forced to confront her cynical ideas about the season when a “homeless” man shows up at her apartment claiming to be Santa. Lunch is included at the City Hotel prior to the 2pm matinee performance.

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Holly Jolly Pops

Sun, December 10th

Maestro Berkowitz and the Santa Rosa Symphony celebrate “the wonderful time of the year” with holiday favorites “Sleigh Ride,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “White Christmas,” along with dancing Santas! This is a joyous afternoon of music when the symphony is joined by guests from the Roustabout Theatre, the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, and several Bay Area vocalists. Lunch is included at Dempsey’s in Petaluma prior to the 3pm matinee and we’ve also included a light dinner snack for the ride home.

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Christmas Lights in San Francisco

Mon, December 11th Sold Out / Waitlist

Our annual trip to San Francisco welcomes Christmas with a narrated tour of the city dressed up and decorated in celebration of the holidays. With views and some stops along the way through Civic Center, Union Square, the Financial District, Nob Hill, and the Embarcadero, the bright and colorful lights of the skyline, bridges, and city, will put you in the spirit of this festive season. An early dinner is included at Fog Harbor Restaurant on Pier 39 before the tour.

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Thu, December 14th
Sold Out / Waitlist
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Christmas Lights in San Francisco

Thu, December 14th Sold Out / Waitlist

Our annual trip to San Francisco welcomes Christmas with a narrated tour of the city dressed up and decorated in celebration of the holidays. With views and some stops along the way through Civic Center, Union Square, the Financial District, Nob Hill, and the Embarcadero, the bright and colorful lights of the skyline, bridges, and city, will put you in the spirit of this festive season. An early dinner is included at Fog Harbor Restaurant on Pier 39 before the tour.

Additional Departures
Mon, December 11th
Sold Out / Waitlist
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A Coos Bay Christmas

5 Days, December 23rd - 27th Sold Out / Waitlist

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

$1,670
$1,475
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July 2018

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Boston to Bar Harbor

7 Days, July 2nd - 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Celebrate the 4th of July in Boston and relax oceanside in Bar Harbor

$3,415
$3,150
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December 2018

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Christmas Markets on the Mighty Mississippi

9 Days, December 9th - 17th

Cruise aboard the grandest paddlewheeler ever, the American Queen

$7,305
$4,930
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