Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
Germany and Austria
Every ten years, the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau takes the world stage and hosts thousands of visitors to showcase the epic Passion Play, depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ. This is a once-every-decade event that takes place next in 2020, and is the fulfillment of a promise made to God by the residents of Oberammergau in 1634. Enjoy reserved seats to this incredible performance.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Heads up! The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is one of the most spectacular displays of color and sound. Close to 600 balloons navigated by 1,000 pilots launch into the sky at early morning, creating a colorful spectacle of aviation and artistry. Enjoy this magical event during your time in the diverse and scenic state of New Mexico.
International Military Tattoos
Both the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Virginia International Tattoo bring men and women from around the world to showcase their impressive talents and military pomp and pageantry. From drum corps and piping bands to dancers and drill teams, the performances are a sight to behold. Learn more about this global military event.
Mingle with cowboys and take in wonderful western culture. Since 1912, this “Greatest Outdoor Show in the World” has hosted the world’s most competitive tournament-style rodeo, featuring barrel racing, bull riding and chuck-wagon races in addition to country fairs, agricultural exhibits, music festivals, spectacular variety shows and fireworks. All this takes place during 10 days in July, drawing spectators from all over the world.
New Orleans Festivals
New Orleans is often hailed as the party capital of the U.S. From spontaneous brass band performances to all out celebrations of NOLA’s unique culture, New Orleans and its laissez the bon temps rouler (“let the good times roll”) attitude is easy to embrace. Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ exuberance and attend one of these festivals.
Whether you have a green thumb or just appreciate Mother Nature’s beautiful floral gifts, flowers are captivating organic creations. Across the world, people dedicate elaborate festivals to showcase flowers and all their unique shapes, sizes and colors. Enjoy one of these flower-themed festivals while on tour.
Fiesta San Antonio with Texas Cavaliers River Parade
Enjoy reserved seats at the Fiesta Texas Cavaliers River Parade, one of the San Antonio riverfront’s most exciting events of the year. Sit along the banks of the river and watch as a parade of boats and barges adorned with hundreds of vibrantly colored flowers glide by. Experience this unique community event and delight in the fact that all the money raised goes to local children’s charities through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation.
Special Holiday Tours
Kick off your holidays feeling merry and bright.
Southern Charm Holiday
Georgia and South Carolina
Experience the history, charm and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina fully adorned for the holidays. Overnight at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” Explore one of America’s oldest plantations, Boone Hall, or the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Discover the history of Savannah and antebellum Charleston with 2-night stays in each city.
6 Days 5 Nights
Christmas in London
Delve into the Christmas season in London, one of the world’s most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer. Explore London’s colorful Christmas markets, beautifully decorated department stores, and bustling streets. Join a local expert on a privately guided panoramic tour of the city. See the Norwegian fir in Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the festive lights adorning Buckingham Palace.
7 Days 6 Nights
Spotlight on New York City Holiday
New York City
Experience the “the Big Apple” alive with the holiday spirit on this spectacular 5-day tour. From Rockefeller Center to Greenwich Village, New York City shines even brighter during the holiday season. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown close to Central Park’s skating rink and Times Square all dressed up for the holidays.
5 Days 4 Nights
America’s Music Cities Holiday
Featuring Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans
Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country, and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu.
8 Days • 11 Meals
Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday
Relax Texas-style when you settle into your River Walk hotel on this 5-day Spotlight on San Antonio tour. Take in the holiday sights during an evening stroll with over 120,000 lights illuminating the River Walk during holiday season. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the legendary Alamo and Mission San José.
5 Days 4 Nights
Classic Christmas Markets
Featuring markets in Innsbruck, Munich, Strasbourg, Nuremberg and Würzburg
Experience the 600-year-old holiday spirit of “Christkindlesmarkts” in Germany, Austria and France. Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe.
9 Days 8 Nights
Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday
Get to know the “birthplace of jazz” all dressed up for the holidays during your extended stay in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Discover its unique flavors during a holiday cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city.
5 Days 4 Nights
Nashville & the Smoky Mountains Holiday
Featuring Gatlinburg & Asheville
Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Asheville. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. Experience a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort.
8 Days 7 Nights
Magical Christmas Markets
Austria and Germany
Delight in a single hotel stay in the charming town of Innsbruck, alive with holiday cheer. Travel through Austria and Germany to explore the history and tastes of this region and to spend time browsing its famous Christmas markets. Join a local guide to discover Innsbruck – you choose either historic or architectural perspectives.
7 Days 6 Nights