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Get a Great View of San Antonio

Get up above the crowd for superb San Antonio sightseeing on an open-top, double-decker tour bus. You’ll tour downtown San Antonio with on a comprehensive, narrated tour.

The tour includes stops at The Alamo, The Tower of the Americas, The Spanish Governor’s Palace and nine other must-see sights in the city. The 50-minute tour will get you acquainted with the city and educate you about the history and culture of the area. Then, if you choose to, you can add a hop-on, hop-off pass and ride the tour during operating hours as much as you care to for 24 hours. Feel free to spend as much time as you need further exploring the Site of the 1968 alamoWorld’s Fair, Hemisfair Park. It is now a part of the University of Texas San Antonio, where you can explore over 50,000 square feet of exhibits representing 27 ethnic groups who settled in Texas. Or shop till you drop at El Mercado,  the city’s Mexican marketplace, where you can bargain for gifts from South of the Border and enjoy the many Mexican restaurants. Hop off for a taste of the Old West at the Buckhorn Saloon, San Antonio’s classic 1881 saloon and museum. Sip a refreshing drink as you stroll through 33,000 square feet of artifacts from Texas history and world record wildlife exhibits.

You can easily see all the most fun and colorful parts of San Antonio, and never worry about driving or parking when you take advantage of the Grand Double Decker Tour with the hop pass.

Sun Studio Guided Tour

Next time you’re in Memphis, TN, visit the site many credit as being the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sun Studio. Stand amid the legacy of revolutionary music recorded within these walls and even get your photo with the actual microphone used by Elvis Presley, when he recorded “Thats All Right” in 1954.

Sun Studio was where Elvis got his start in the recording industry, as well as a number of other legendary artists, including Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, who had an impromptu jam session there one evening with Elvis. Can you imagine? The historic significance of Sun Studio is evidenced by the later artists who choose to record at the famous site. Artists like Def Leppard, U2, Matchbox 20, Tom Petty and many others come to Sun to record, for the heritage imparted by the only recording studio to be named a National Historic Landmark.

Sun StudioYou can experience the legendary heritage of Sun Studio on a guided tour of the facility, where you will hear stories about a number of artists and admire exhibitions of rare memorabilia and original historic recording cuts. In addition to the microphone used by Elvis, there are a number of pieces of Elvis artifacts on loan from the Presley Estate.

After your Guided Sun Studio Tour, drop into the ’50s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store for some refreshments and an authentic ’50s atmosphere.

Thanksgiving, eh?

Did you know that Americans did not invent the Thanksgiving holiday? It may come as a surprise to many, but Canadians actually had Thanksgiving, with turkey and all the trimmings, 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1641 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships.

There are many similarities between the celebrations in these two countries. Aside from turkey and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is a day set aside to celebrate and give thanks for the year’s harvest, to gather with loved ones and enjoy a feast as you reflect upon the blessings of the year. The major difference between the American and Canadian holiday, is the date. Whereas in America the holiday is the fourth Thursday in November, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. And we think that is an additional reason to be thankful, since you can easily have two Thanksgivings every year.

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner ShowWhy not plan to spend the weekend in Niagara Falls, for the October 13 Thanksgiving, and give thanks for our neighbors to the North and the beautiful Niagara Falls? Book a Weekend in Niagara Falls Getaway, for two-nights lodging in your choice of more than 50 hotels, plus admission to the All Canadian Tour, and the Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show.

With the All Canadian Tour you will encounter some of the most beautiful natural scenes at the falls. Check out the Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Giant Whirlpool and more! The breathtaking scenery will fill you with true awe and wonder.

In addition to your tour, you will also get to experience the Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show. This dinner show will entertain you as it pokes fun at various Canadian stereotypes through song. As the show continues, you will be introduced to many famous Canadian characters such as Anne of Green Gables, lumberjacks, and mounties. It’s a three hour comedy show that the whole family will love!

Two Thanksgivings? Now, there’s something to be thankful for, eh?

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.

New York Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

Treat yourself to a bit of luxury with your New York sightseeing. Take a World Yacht Brunch or Dinner Cruise, and enjoy sailing in comfort, with a fine meal, while you take in famous New York landmarks.

The yacht cruises will take you down the Hudson River, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River and under the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll enjoy vistas of the incredible architecture of the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty, the World Financial Center and the Chrysler Building.

The yacht’s chef will make sure your appetite for the finer things in life is satisfied, and after dinner, the dining room serves as a dance floor. Take your sweetie for a spin around the floor and a lovely sightseeing cruise.

Las Vegas Food Tour

Get an insiders view of Las Vegas, and a true taste of Vegas history, culture, architecture and cuisine, on this unique walking tour that takes visitors beyond the glitz of the strip to non-tourist neighborhoods.

With all the hotels, shows, casinos, and tourists in Las Vegas, its easy to forget that the city is home to thousands, and has a history and culture that outsiders don’t easily recognize. This three-hour Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour divulges the Vegas connection to The Mob, the Mormons, and Marriage, as you stroll through the neighborhood, stopping in local restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores, for samples of local favorites.

Sweet Spot Candy ShopThe stops vary but may include places like Rachel’s Kitchen Downtown at the Ogden, featuring wholesome and delicious entrees, and famous for their smoothies; Chicago Joe’s, Uncle Joe’s Pizza and a store dedicated to beef jerky.

The knowledgeable guides are entertaining and passionate about Las Vegas and the variety of food available.

Historic Tennessee Tour

Visit the much romanticized Old South on an Historic Tennessee Tour. The tour departs from Nashville, and includes Civil War history, The Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation.

The Hermitage was the home of President Andrew Jackson, and the beautiful mansion is open for touring, fully restored to its 1837 condition and decorated with Jackson’s belongings. The estate consists of gardens, slave quarters, dairy, and distillery, plus the 200 year-old log cabin, that was the Jackson’s home prior to construction of the grand mansion.

Belle Meade Plantation nashvilleThe tour continues from there to another palatial estate, The Belle Meade Plantation. With slave quarters, and ten outbuildings used in the operation of the plantation in addition to the mansion, all open for public tours. The Plantation tour closes with a visit to the estate winery for a tour and wine tasting.

Explore Arches National Park

One of the most beautiful and unique places in the entire world is the Arches National Park near Moab, UT. Comprising more than 76,000 acres, the park is named for the geologic wonder of the sandstone arches that occur throughout the region. Currently there are more than 2000 natural arches within the park.

Touring Arches Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. Twice. There is something amazing everywhere you look. from the petrogylphs and ancient rock art, to the winding rivers and desert bighorn sheep which are making a comeback within the park. But the main attraction remains the incredible, famous arches and balanced rocks. Like the Landscape Arch, boasting the largest span of a natural arch in North America, with light opening of 306 ft. The tallest opening in the park belongs to the southern span of the Double Arch, measuring 112 feet above the ground, which also has the second longest span in the park at 144 feet. The Delicate Arch is not a holder of any records, but seems to be held in high-esteem as the best loved arch by park visitors.

Arches National ParkYou can see these and other famous arches and the parks biggest balanced rock, estimated at more than 3,500 tons of sandstone which seems to be precariously perched atop a sandstone formation, when you take an Arches National Park 4×4 Expedition through the park.

There is so much to see, you can easily spend a full day exploring the rugged wilderness, and unmatched natural beauty of the park. But if you choose to spend just half the day in Arches National Park you can easily add a hike through the fiery furnace area, a rafting expedition, or a ghost town tour.

Savannah Foody Tour

Barbecued pork, fried chicken, okra, sweet tea, fried green tomatoes… Do we have your attention yet?

If southern food is what you dream about, then you will love a visit to Savannah, Georgia to sample the finest examples of authentic southern cuisine. The historic downtown district in Savannah is home to some of the best restaurants in the south, dispersed throughout the neighborhood, alongside unique boutiques and upscale galleries.

On the Savannah Foody Tour, you can eat your way through the historic district. Choose either a two and a half hour walking tour, if you wish to burn a couple delicious calories between stops, or ride the bus for a three hour tour which offers the lady and sonsa few more sights in addition to the transportation. Either way, you will be treated to stops at about six area eateries, many locations made famous on the Food Network and Travel Channel, where you will learn tricks of the trade, and sample some specialty southern dishes.

The stops on the tour vary from day to day, but you will enjoy every minute of the restaurants you visit. You may sample collard greens and black-eyed peas, or pecan pie, or biscuits and local honey. All the tours finish with a stop at The Lady and Sons, the signature restaurant created by Savannah’s own Paula Deen, who got her humble start in the food business making and delivering lunches to business people in downtown Savannah.

Wear comfortable shoes, and bring you appetite, for this fun tour that will leave you with a sweet taste of gourmet chocolates, and some wonderful memories.

The Very Best View of Washington DC

With so many monuments, memorials, historical sites, museums and more to see in Washington DC, it can be hard to even know where to start, let alone how to find all the places you want to see and plan a reasonable order in which to visit them all. Add to that the confusion of navigating in an unfamiliar city, you may be too busy watching for road signs and miss the very attractions you want to see.

The solution to all those travel hazards is a simple one: The Open Top Double Decker Bus Tour. From the upper open deck you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view, and excellent vantage point for some great photographs,  up above the traffic, as you tour the city and get acquainted with all the sites. Then enjoy the ease and convenience of a hop on, hop off pass, to visit the places you want to see up close and spend as much time exploring each one as you desire.

Open Top Double Decker Bus Sightseeing TourThe tour includes many of the most popular sightseeing locales in the Capitol city, like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the US Capitol and nine other sites.

The hop pass is available for 24-hour or 48-hours, so you can really explore the city your way. And you can add a night tour, for a whole different perspective of these famous memorials after dark, when they are gloriously lit for nighttime viewing.