November

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Thanksgiving at the Nugget

2 Days, November 27th - 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

We’re reviving this popular overnight holiday trip to Reno and invite you back to join us. This is your year to leave the endless days of cooking and countless dirty dishes behind and enjoy the spectacular buffet dinner at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno! You’ll have lots of items to choose from in addition to traditional Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. Before returning home the next day, there will be a three-hour stop at the Silver Legacy in downtown Reno where you will receive a $5 slot credit. Your overnight accommodations will be at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno

$215
$195
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Thanksgiving Lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Thu, November 27th Sold Out / Waitlist

There was a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. A Thanksgiving holiday on the Napa Valley Wine Train harkens back to that age: a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. All of the customary Thanksgiving fixings are featured, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey. The Wine Train Thanksgiving is three and a half full hours devoted to eating, relaxing, chatting and being pampered.

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December

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A Tender Tennessee Christmas

6 Days, December 1st - 6th

Seven live performances are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

$3,235
$2,880
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Christmas in Victoria

4 Days, December 3rd - 6th Sold Out / Waitlist

Kick off the holiday season close to home but with a European flair in Victoria, BC where Christmas season arrives with around-the-world traditions! This exclusive holiday itinerary flies roundtrip to/from Victoria, eliminating the ferry ride across the water, and spends all three nights in a terrific location (in a great hotel). After flying in, relax for three nights along the harbor front at The Chateau Victoria Hotel, in your comfortable suite. Partake in a narrated city tour, stopping for high tea at the famous Empress Hotel, tour Craigdarroch Castle, beautifully decorated for Christmas, and enjoy dinner in Butchart Garden’s Dining Room. View the gardens aglow with thousands of twinkling lights while sipping a cup of steaming hot chocolate.

$1,930
$1,795
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The Spirit of Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

4 Days, December 10th - 13th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring stays in Salt Lake City and at The Homestead Resort

$1,845
$1,695
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Christmas Wonderland

2 Days, December 11th - 12th

From the producers of Spirit of the Dance, the Eldorado Showroom presents this holiday extravaganza of pure Christmas joy. You’ll be taken on an unforgettable journey filled with tradition in this glittering, dancing and singing seasonal spectacular. The show features a dazzling cast, beautiful costumes, breathtaking scenery and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole! Stay overnight at the Silver Legacy Casino Resort in Reno. Stop at John Ascauga’s Nugget for some casino play before heading home the following day.

$229
$209
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Christmas Lights in San Francisco

Tue, December 16th Sold Out / Waitlist

Our other annual trip to San Francisco welcomes Christmas with a narrated tour of the city, dressed up and decorated in celebration of the holidays. With visits to Civic Center, Union Square, the Embarcadero, Union Street, Nob Hill, and the Bay Bridge Light Show, the bright and colorful lights will put you in the spirit of this festive and favorite season. An early dinner is included at Fog Harbor Restaurant on Pier 39 before the tour commences.

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The Apple Farm &The Fabulous Fairmont at Christmas

4 Days, December 23rd - 26th Sold Out / Waitlist

Join us for our annual “Christmas away from home” tour. Perhaps you’ve done the cooking (and the cleaning) for more years than you can count. Or perhaps your family gatherings aren’t always the best example of holiday spirit? Or you just would prefer to spend the holiday in the company of friends. No matter the reason, we welcome you to our Christmas family.
Travel by SuperCoach III to San Luis Obispo, where you’ll spend two nights at the popular Apple Farm Inn. It’s just the most comfortable place you’ll ever stay in, and has the distinction of being the most popular accommodation in our 35 year history! Cozy and comfortable. A welcome wine and cheese hour greats you.
On Christmas Eve, enjoy some selected sights in and around San Luis Obispo (details to be announced soon). Attend Christmas Eve services at the historic mission (optional). On Christmas Day, head north to San Jose, where we enjoy a holiday feast at the Fairmont Hotel, which also provides our luxurious accommodations for the night. Need some additional holiday cheer? The lights and sounds of Christmas are right outside your front door.
On the 26th, enjoy an included breakfast before boarding the Capital Corridor train for the ride back home, arriving in early afternoon.

$1,860
$1,590
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January 2015

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Sat, January 10th, 2015 Sold Out / Waitlist

Vicki Lawrence was the beloved co-star of The Carole Burnett Show, who was discovered by Ms. Burnett herself and then went on to five more years of success on her own television show, Mama’s Family. The character of “Mama” became so identified with Vicki that it inspired this hilarious “two-woman” touring show. Before the 8pm performance, dinner at a SLV favorite, The Canal Street Grille.

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I Love the 49ers!

Sat, January 17th, 2015

Calling all 49er fans! You saw them play way, way back at Kezar Stadium and then at Candlestick Park. Curious what $1.2 billion dollars looks like when you spend it on building a new multi-use facility? Then huddle up fans as we go on a tour of the 49ers’ brand new home, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The doors of this state-of-the-art facility officially opened in August and we’ll be taking an in-depth tour of many areas including the locker rooms and suites. You’ll also have time for a self-guided tour through the 49ers Museum, where you can stand in awe in the Hall of Fame room or check out their interactive displays and view a short film in the theater. Lunch will be hosted on the way home.

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The Peking Acrobats

Wed, January 21st, 2015

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this awe-inspiring theatrical experience featuring China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts with live musical accompaniment. We’ll return to the historic Union Hotel for dinner prior to the 6:30pm performance.

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Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 Sold Out / Waitlist

The 88 year-old stage, film and television legend will reprise her Tony-Award-winning role as Madame Arcati, an irrepressible spiritualist who inadvertently summons from beyond the grave the first wife of an English novelist in Noel Coward’s popular comedy. Our Thursday trip includes a no-host dinner stop at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf preceding the 8pm performance.

Our Saturday departure includes a no-host stop for lunch prior to the 2pm show in Union Square, returning home immediately after the show. Orchestra seating for both shows.

As this show was announced by email through our “By Invitation Only” program, there is very limited space on both departures!

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Thu, January 29th, 2015
Space Available
Sat, January 31st, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
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Sunday Brunch with a Ruffati Organ

Sun, January 25th, 2015 Sold Out / Waitlist

An extraordinarily expressive performer and an intensely intelligent musician, Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs is helping the King of Instruments retake its rightful place in classical music. Join this exceptionally talented musician as he shares pieces of his favorite classics on the San Francisco Symphony’s five-manual, 8,264-pipe Ruffatti organ, one of the largest concert hall organs in North America. A suburb champagne Sunday Brunch is served en route to the 3pm matinee performance at Hs Lordships Restaurant in Berkeley.

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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Thu, January 29th, 2015

Travel back in time with this legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. The show has been expanded to include even more of the vast anthology of classics such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” and
“Hey Jude.”

Dinner at Shangri-La, our favorite Modesto Chinese restaurant, precedes the 7:30pm show with orchestra seasting.

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Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit

Thu, January 29th, 2015

The 88 year-old stage, film and television legend will reprise her Tony-Award-winning role as Madame Arcati, an irrepressible spiritualist who inadvertently summons from beyond the grave the first wife of an English novelist in Noel Coward’s popular comedy. Our Thursday trip includes a no-host dinner stop at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf preceding the 8pm performance.

Our Saturday departure includes a no-host stop for lunch prior to the 2pm show in Union Square, returning home immediately after the show. Orchestra seating for both shows.

As this show was announced by email through our “By Invitation Only” program, there is very limited space on both departures!

Additional Departures
Thu, January 22nd, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
Sat, January 31st, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
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Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit

Sat, January 31st, 2015 Sold Out / Waitlist

The 88 year-old stage, film and television legend will reprise her Tony-Award-winning role as Madame Arcati, an irrepressible spiritualist who inadvertently summons from beyond the grave the first wife of an English novelist in Noel Coward’s popular comedy. Our Thursday trip includes a no-host dinner stop at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf preceding the 8pm performance.

Our Saturday departure includes a no-host stop for lunch prior to the 2pm show in Union Square, returning home immediately after the show. Orchestra seating for both shows.

As this show was announced by email through our “By Invitation Only” program, there is very limited space on both departures!

Additional Departures
Thu, January 22nd, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
Thu, January 29th, 2015
Space Available
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February 2015

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Wed, February 4th, 2015

America’s foremost humorist and social pundit, Garrison Keillor brings his wonderful, dry sense of humor to the stage. Mr. Keillor has hosted his old-style, live variety radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” almost continuously since 1974, entertaining three million people every Saturday night. Dinner at Canal Street Grille is included prior to the
7:30pm show with orchestra seating.

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Take the Snow Train to Reno

2 Days, February 4th - 5th

All aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr for the Sierra Nevada

Experience a High Sierra winter wonderland as Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs through the mountains, providing magnificent winter vistas.

$280
$255
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February 26th - 27th
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Dancing With The Stars Live!

2 Days, February 6th - 7th

The hit TV show presents your favorite stars live! in a brand new dance spectacular. ABC’s leading entertainment show is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to North America and its stopping at The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno. This all-new production will feature a cast of the television show’s most popular competitors, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances. You’ll see never before seen choreographed numbers as well as some of the show’s most memorable moments re-created. As announced recently on the show’s broadcast, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two dancers revealed to be on the tour. More dancers will be announced later.

$335
$295
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Winter at the Ahwahnee

2 Days, February 8th - 9th

This trip is a Sports Leisure Vacations’ favorite! And the focus is all about the Ahwahnee Hotel… enjoy an elegant brunch in the grand dining room, have a docent-guided historic tour of the public areas, and spend one night in what is considered the Grand Dame of National Park hotels.

$780
$685
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Too Marvelous for Words! The Songs of John Mercer

Sun, February 15th, 2015

If you enjoyed last season’s “Steppin’ out with My Baby: The Songs of Irving Berlin,” you won’t want to miss such timeless tunes as “Moon River,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Black Magic,” or “Come Rain or Come Shine.” Actress-singer Linda Purl (from “Matlock” and “The Office”) and cabaret chanteuse Lee Lessack sing their way through the heartwarming songbook of Johnny Mercer.

Enjoy brunch at Surla’s prior to the 2pm matinee with orchestra seating.

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Tulipmania!

Tue, February 17th, 2015

Enjoy a day out in San Francisco with a guided tour of Pier 39’s annual Tulipmania! display with lunch on the pier at Neptune’s on the Waterfront. Pause at Flora Grubb’s Nursery, also in San Francisco, to learn about small-space gardening and purchase a few items for your own garden.

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Newsies!

Wed, February 18th, 2015 Sold Out / Waitlist

Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Disney’s new musical is based on the newspaper boy strike of 1899 and follows a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Our Wednesday trip features a box lunch served en route to the 2pm show with time for a no-host dinner at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf following the
performance. The Saturday trip includes a no-host stop for lunch in Union Square prior to the show. Orchestra seating.

Additional Departures
Sat, February 21st, 2015
Space Available
Wed, February 25th, 2015
Space Available
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On the Prowl for Eagles & Owls

3 Days, February 20th - 22nd

Witness the Eagles & Agriculture Opening Reception. And enjoy a private ranch and barn owl tours. You will also enjoy the Sunday brunch at Harrah’s popular Forest Buffet!

$895
$795
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Newsies!

Sat, February 21st, 2015

Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Disney’s new musical is based on the newspaper boy strike of 1899 and follows a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Our Wednesday trip features a box lunch served en route to the 2pm show with time for a no-host dinner at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf following the
performance. The Saturday trip includes a no-host stop for lunch in Union Square prior to the show. Orchestra seating.

Additional Departures
Wed, February 18th, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
Wed, February 25th, 2015
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Santa Rosa Pops: The Music of ABBA with ARRIVAL

Sun, February 22nd, 2015

ARRIVAL from Sweden, the world’s leading ABBA tribute group, and the only one sanctioned by ABBA, joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for an afternoon of your favorite hits, including “Take a Chance,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Dancing Queen.”

Lunch at the Union Hotel is included prior to the 3pm matinee with orchestra seating.

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Winter on the Rails

4 Days, February 23rd - 26th

It’s been many years since our last journey aboard the California Zephyr. This time you have a choice in accommodations (and the opportunity to save a little money). Compartments on board are deluxe bedrooms with an enclosed private bathroom/shower. Or you can choose a roomette, a smaller accommodation with shared bath and shower rooms. Both compartment types can accommodate two people, but the roomette is a much smaller space. Questions about Amtrak? Please contact Kevin or Michael in our office.

$2,845
$1,950
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Newsies!

Wed, February 25th, 2015

Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Disney’s new musical is based on the newspaper boy strike of 1899 and follows a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. Our Wednesday trip features a box lunch served en route to the 2pm show with time for a no-host dinner at Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf following the
performance. The Saturday trip includes a no-host stop for lunch in Union Square prior to the show. Orchestra seating.

Additional Departures
Wed, February 18th, 2015
Sold Out / Waitlist
Sat, February 21st, 2015
Space Available
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Take the Snow Train to Reno

2 Days, February 26th - 27th

All aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr for the Sierra Nevada

Experience a High Sierra winter wonderland as Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs through the mountains, providing magnificent winter vistas.

$280
$255
Additional Departures
February 4th - 5th
Space Available
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March 2015

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Take the Train with Brunch

Sun, March 1st, 2015

Travel to Berkeley on board SuperCoach III with mimosas served at your seat. A Buffet Brunch is served at Hs Lordship’s Restaurant on the bay at the Berkeley Marina featuring fresh seafood, cooked-to-order omelets
and carved meats in addition to other hot entrees. Return to Sacramento aboard Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor. Leave Sacramento around 8:30am and be back around 3pm. A short day out but very tasty!

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