October

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The Way We Were: Streisand and Hamlich

Sun, October 26th

The Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra and Broadway star Haven Burton team up for an afternoon of the award-winning music of Marvin Hamlich with a special tribute to one of his favorite singers, Barbara Streisand. Lunch is included at the Union Hotel Restaurant prior to the 2pm matinee performance with orchestra seating.

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November

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I Love the 49ers!

Sat, November 1st

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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Wed, November 5th
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Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park

5 Days, November 2nd - 6th

Featuring a visit to Bearizona Wildlife Park

$2,180
$1,980
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I Love the 49ers!

Wed, November 5th

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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Sat, November 1st
Space Available
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Remembering Our Veterans

Thu, November 6th

Let’s celebrate our veterans and their service to our country with a trip to Marysville to learn how a ten-year-old boy’s collection of military memorabilia from Vietnam vets has grown to contain more than 46,000 artifacts including tanks, cannon, helicopters, relics, uniforms, medals, and photos at the Museum of the Forgotten Warrior. Relics from all conflicts are included, even one from the Revolutionary War. See the photos, read the personal stories, and remember the brave men and women who have served our country through the years. Lunch will be at The Refuge Restaurant in nearby Yuba City.

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Hilmar’s Holiday Basket Extravaganza

Sat, November 8th

Here is a great opportunity to get in the holiday spirit! Stop at Spaan’s Cookie Company, a sweet start to the day, and visit Hilmar Cheese Company for an afternoon of sampling wine, cheese and other goodies. Everyone will have the opportunity to create their own Holiday basket… keep it for yourself or give it as gift! We’ll put in a few items to get you started. A buffet lunch is included.

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An Evening with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

Sun, November 9th Sold Out / Waitlist

Herb Alpert, of the famous Tijuana Brass, and Grammy and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, teams with his wife Lani Hall, former lead singer with Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, for this very special evening of jazz sprinkled with songbook favorites such as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and “Fever.” Lunch at Canal Street Grille precedes the 3:30pm performance.

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Thanksgiving In New York

6 Days, November 23rd - 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

Visit the Big Apple at the most wonderful time of the year!

$3,940
$3,485
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Holiday Sweets and Goodies

Tue, November 25th

A Sports Leisure favorite back for the 5th year, this trip finds us once again traveling into the heart of the valley for a visit to the source of our holiday confections. In Waterford, visit the Robert Ferry Nut Company and learn about the Mallory family’s candy and nut treats. Lunch is included at The Fruit Yard in Modesto. Another stop finds you in greenhouses filled with blooming poinsettias. Time for picking up sweets and goodies along the way will be offered throughout the day.

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Thanksgiving at the Nugget

2 Days, November 27th - 28th

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

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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Christmas Lights in San Francisco

Thu, December 4th

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 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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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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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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Key West, Miami and The Everglades

7 Days, January 24th - 30th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Key Largo and 4 nights in Key West.

Key West is very pedestrian friendly, and in fact our itinerary includes several short (3-4 block) walks in town to attractions. Warm weather (even in January the average high is 76, the average low 66) is the norm. This unique itinerary sells out every year and is limited to 25 passengers only.

$4,265
$3,580
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Sunday Brunch with a Ruffati Organ

Sun, January 25th, 2015

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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February 2015

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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
Space Available
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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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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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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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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
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February 4th - 5th
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March 2015

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22nd Annual Spring Training in Arizona

5 Days, March 12th - 16th

Join us as we head once again to Arizona for baseball in the springtime. Cactus League games every day (generally sitting in the shade – which is surprisingly important), some great grub and the chance to talk baseball with former players. Our annual baseball banquet always features engaging conversation from a former major league broadcaster, player or umpire (Al Cark, former umpire, spoke last year). It promises to be a great evening of baseball stories and memories. Our old buddy, former ML ballplayer Lou Klimchok, will also be on hand for a second baseball talk.

Centrally located rooms at a Marriott Hotel (with a great full buffet breakfast daily) and a tour of the unique Magic Castle (a one-of-a-kind attraction) are featured in the package. The schedule of games is not announced until November. We strongly encourage you to register now and take advantage of the lower price, which helps us in purchasing tickets. Additional Early Payment $avings are available.

$2,345
$2,075
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St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

6 Days, March 15th - 20th

America’s most festive holiday is paired with a taste of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

$2,740
$2,450
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Alaska’s Aurora Borealis

7 Days, March 18th - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

Discover the amazing beauty of America’s Last Frontier on this custom adventure, hosted by local guides in a small-group atmosphere. This is the way to see Alaska!

$4,925
$4,340
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Harmonious Hearst Castle

3 Days, March 19th - 21st

Journey “off the beaten path”.

$1,140
$995
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