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Catch a Bleu Wave

Its not quite ski season just yet, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Lake Tahoe. Get out onto the lake for a sightseeing cruise aboard the Bleu Wave Yacht. It’s not time to wax up your downhill skis yet, but while you’re waiting for the first flakes to accumulate and become inches of powder, enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the lake.

The Bleu Wave Yacht has been around the world, and now she’s content to carry passengers from South Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay. While on board you’ll enjoy a lunch buffet of meats, cheeses, veggies and more. You can ride in the comfort of the cabin, where you’ll find a fireplace, private lounge and stateroom, or ride on the open party bow for fresh air and a spectacular view of the sparkling lake surrounding by forested mountains.

2The cruise will travel seven miles from South Lake Tahoe, to Emerald Bay where you will see Fannette Island, and the little tea house built there as part of the Vikingsholm Estate. The Vikingsholm Castle is just off shore, a 38-room mansion. The Emerald Bay area boasts a lovely sandy beach, and views of Eagle Waterfall.

Newport Beach Cruises

If you are looking for a way to make your Los Angeles vacation even more special, perhaps you should plan a Hornblower Newport Beach cruise.  Enjoy the luxury and beauty of Newport Beach, one of the largest small boat harbors on the coast, while you are right in the midst of it.

The cruise line offers a two hour Champagne Brunch cruise, featuring a buffet brimming with breakfast and lunch items, and champagne.  Enjoy your lovely brunch and stroll along the deck of the luxury cruise ship for some quality time with your companions, and a marvelous view of the harbor.

Hornblower Newport Beach cruiseIf you prefer a dinner and sunset cruise, you are in luck.  As you board the vessel, you’ll be greeted with cocktails, and seated in the elegant dining area, where you’ll be served a fine four-course meal.  Spend some time in the evening air as the sun sets over the horizon, then perhaps some dancing for a perfect romantic night.

Cruise through NYC Waters

Now that fall has arrived, winter will soon follow, and many of the New York cruises along the Atlantic coast will be closing for the winter soon. While the Big Apple is beautiful covered in delicate flakes of snow, you do not want to miss out on these last chances to enjoy the autumn weather before it gets cold! These cruises and other tours will only be open for a little longer, so make sure to check out the exciting and interesting opportunities below!

Join a Clipper City Sailing Cruise upon a two-masted sailing ship and head out into the waters of New York Harbor for a relaxing sightseeing cruise! On this cruise, you can enjoy many famous monuments, sites, and other attractions from the comfort of your ship, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more! This excellent view of the Big Apple is aboard an actual sailing ship, allowing you to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing way to unwind from the busy New York streets. The Clipper City Sailing Cruises create a unique way to tour the area across the sparkling waters of the New York Harbor!

You can also check out the Shearwater Classic Schooner Sailing Cruises for a trip through Manhattan on a signature schooner! This 1929 schooner, built from native hardwoods and measuring an impressive 82 feet in length, is a designated floating landmark of New York City, and the ship has been sailing passengers around the Manhattan area since 2001. This historic trip is an amazing way to experience the city, giving guests many options of different types of cruises, and it truly provides a spectacular view of Manhattan!

For a magical twilit cruise along the Manhattan coast, consider taking the New York City Twilight Cruise, which will take you on a 90-minute cruise past the Manhattan skyline, providing views of the city that you will never forget! This cruise is accompanied by entertaining and informative commentary, along with food and bar service available on board. As the sun sets and the buildings begin to darken, the Big Apple transforms into a vibrant display as thousands of lights dance across the harbor!

For more information on New York cruises and tours, check out our website!

Celebrate Halloween in New York City

The start of October kicks off cooler weather in the city. Central Park trees are turning from lush and green to beautiful fall colors. New Yorkers are throwing on their hats and scarves before heading out into the city. But perhaps the most exciting autumn change coming to the city is Halloween! Celebrate the spooky holiday in true city style at New York City’s 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31 at 7 pm. This parade is truly special because they invite anyone in costume to be a part of it! This parade is known as “The nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event.” To participate, you are instructed to don your best costume and show up on Sixth Avenue ready to strut your stuff! Don’t have a spooktacular costume this year? Volunteer to animate a puppet in the parade! Bands are also invited to sign up to perform in the parade. This event is truly about showcasing New Yorkers in all their glory and it should not be missed!

 

Empire State Building Observatory

After frolicking through the streets, why not see the city from the best vantage point? The Empire State Building! Take in the views on the observatory deck 1,050 feet above the busy city streets. Not only will you be high in the skies, but you will also be able to see up to 80 miles away! The Empire State Building is a National Historic Landmark that tops the charts as one of the most visited icons in the city. When the weather is favorable, visitors will have a chance to step outside onto the outdoor promenade for an even more spectacular experience. On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Dare to Dream Exhibit on the 80th floor about the history, engineering, and construction of the magnificent structure. Also, check out the Sustainability Project and Exhibit on the 2nd floor, which showcases plans that were implemented to reduce the building’s annual energy costs by 38%, that’s a 4.4 million dollar savings every year! The beautiful views and excellent exhibits make the Empire State Building a must-see on every trip to NYC! For more information, follow this link.

 

Clipper City Sailing Cruises

You’ve seen the city streets during the parade, you’ve traveled to brave heights to see the entire city, now see the city from the water on a sailing cruise! You will board an actual sailing ship to enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise with breathtaking views of the city skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge among others. If you’re a sailboat enthusiast, you will be happy to know that this beautiful vessel was built in the 1980’s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. The topsail schooner is a flawless replication except for a few tweaks to accommodate 150 passengers and a full bar. You will be astounded by its beauty but make sure to watch the sights on the tour! For ticket information, follow this link.

 

This city is plentiful with a variety of lodging options. From high rise condos in the thick of it all downtown to a quiet hotel outside the city for a peaceful night’s sleep, you are sure to find the right hotel for you at the price that you want. Follow this link to find the perfect hotel for you!

 

 

Stunning Grand Canyon Views Keep Away the Autumn Blues

Now that the heat of summer is starting to fade into the coolness of autumn, it’s the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon. Take in gorgeous views of the area from helicopter, train, jeep, or water with some of the popular tours the area has to offer. You will find that these tours are perfect way embrace the coming of the new season.

The Majestic Helicopter Tour – North and South Rim gives you panoramic views of the Grand Canyon that you will never forget. You will see the deepest part of the gorge, the Colorado River, Dragon Corridor, and many other amazing views of the Grand Canyon during this tour. With all of the scenery spread below you, you have the perfect opportunity for pictures that will remind you of the incredible experience each time you see them.

After your exciting helicopter adventure, see more of the Grand Canyon in a more sedate style with the Grand Canyon Railway Budd Coach Train Tour. This relaxing train tour will give you great views from the comfort of a train coach. The train tour takes you through 65 miles of rugged, natural landscapes and gives you another chance to capture the unique beauty of the Grand Canyon on film to show your friends and family when you return home.

You haven’t fully experienced the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon until you’ve seen it lit with the vibrant fire of a colorful sunset. The Grand Sunset Safari Jeep Tour will give you those views and a fun tour by jeep. Your tour will take you through the Kaibab National Forest for sightings of wildlife and the forest before you head to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. At the rim, you will be taken to an 80 foot observation tower to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and San Francisco Peaks. This is another perfect opportunity for pictures, so don’t forget your camera!

One more tour remains to complete your Grand Canyon adventure, so get ready for the Antelope Canyon Tour. This relaxing cruise experience gives you the chance to take in awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon. The tour begins at Wahweap Bay and takes you through the Canyon on the Navajo Nation and then through the Glen Canyon Dam. Your cruise is a great opportunity to get pictures of the canyons contrasting with the water, so don’t forget to put more film in your camera after your other tours!

Enjoy a Relaxing Labor Day Cruise in San Diego

Since summer is slowly coming to an end, that means Labor Day is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to spend Labor Day weekend cruising along the splendid San Diego Harbor. A few relaxing cruises that spotlight the beautiful harbor area of San Diego include San Diego Harbor Excursions as well as the San Diego Grand Tour – Tijuana Day Trip with San Diego City Tour & Harbor Cruise. These cruises offer a rejuvenating experience on your wonderful trip to San Diego during Labor Day weekend.

San Diego Harbor Excursions

Take a great tour of the harbor with San Diego Harbor Excursions where you can enjoy a one or two hour excursion aboard the Spirit of San Diego. You will have the opportunity to see exciting sights along the bay such as North Island Naval Air Station, Cabrillo National Monument, Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, and more. Take your pick of three tours including the 1-Hour North Bay Tour, 1-Hour South Bay Tour, or the 2-Hour Full Bay Tour for the ultimate bay experience.

San Diego Grand Tour – Tijuana Day Trip with San Diego City Tour & Harbor Cruise

When you take the San Diego Grand Tour, enjoy a thorough look into San Diego’s harbor as well as a glimpse into nearby Tijuana for an unforgettable trip. Before departing on the harbor cruise, spend some time exploring Downtown, The Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Old Town, and more. See the sights of the busy harbor including Naval ships, marine life, and more before crossing the border into Tijuana. In Tijuana, see great cultural sights and spend some time shopping for unique and hand-crafted items before heading back to the bay.

There are many more wonderful ways to experience the waters of San Diego as well as the thrilling city. Whether you are wanting to take a double decker tour or spend the day relaxing at Rosarito Beach, we offer something perfect for your family trip or a relaxing Labor Day weekend trip. Click here for a list of sightseeing cruises and tours in San Diego.

Experience the Musical History of Memphis

Summer is heating up and so is the fun in Memphis! Memphis is well known as being home to some of the most famous musicians in history. There are several different places to immerse yourself in the rich musical history of this fabulous city which include taking a sightseeing cruise on Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises, Elvis Presley’s Graceland Platinum Experience for the ultimate Elvis encounter, and top it all off by staying at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel.

If you are wanting an even better selection of ways to experience Memphis, we offer several activities in the area that are sure to be perfect for your trip to Memphis. For a list of even more activities in the Memphis area, click here.

Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises

On the Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises you will enjoy a cruise along the Mississippi River on an authentic paddlewheel boat while you enjoy historic sights. A few places you will see on this cruise include the Memphis Pyramid, Mud Island River Park, and many more great places. You can choose to either take a sightseeing cruise or enjoy a dinner cruise that consists of live music, a delectable meal, dancing, and great views of Memphis along the Mississippi River. Enjoy a true Southern feast with pulled pork, grilled chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, desert, and many more great choices.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Platinum Experience

All fans of Elvis Presley are sure to enjoy Elvis Presley’s Graceland Platinum Experience where you will tour his beloved mansion, two museums, Elvis’ custom airplanes, and see much more paying tribute to the King. This tour includes an audio tour while you walk through the Graceland Mansion that provides information as you walk through eight rooms of the main house. Then take a self guided tour of his airplanes before you have the chance to visit the final resting place of Elvis in the Meditation Garden.

Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel

For the ultimate Elvis experience, enjoy a stay at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel which is directly across the road from Graceland. At the Heartbreak hotel you can immerse yourself in everything Elvis with black and white framed pictures of Elvis, an all Elvis channel, gold-flecked royal blue carpet, and other custom furnishings fit for the King himself.