CELESTIAL ACTIVE TRAVELERS - Tour Itineraries (updated (06/27/14)
Celestial Travel & Tours is locally owned and has operated in the travel and tour industry for 21 years. We are excited to be celebrating our 4th year of C.A.T., and welcome the opportunity to share our great tours for active seniors with you! Our tours include airline flights from Denver (or we can arrange an alternate city), private luxury motorcoaches, unique locales with great activities, meals and guides, as we strive to build tours that make travel relaxing and interesting. Our tours are escorted by an experienced Tour Manager, and Comprehensive Travel Insurance is offered in the tour price. We don't want you to spend time figuring the gratuities, so gratuities are included, along with porterage at the hotel(s) and airport(s). After all, who wants to be lugging that 50-pound suitcase around? The tour prices noted are for credit card payments. If you choose to pay for your tour with a check or cash, we deduct the credit card fee, so you receive a 4% bonus discount off the publicized price! We love what we do and are happy to discuss our tours with you. Just give us a call, e-mail us, or stop on by! So scroll on down and we hope you find a tour that "strikes your fancy". There's something for everyone!
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September 6 - 13, 2014 (8 Days/Motorcoach)
A long leisurely day on the Mississipi River awaits you. Step aboard the Twilight Riverboat and travel back in time. Enjoy an 80 mile journey upriver from LeClaire, IA to Dubuque, Iowa's oldest city. Along the way, enjoy great food and music while relaxing on this replica of the lavish 19th century Victorian steamboats. From the comfort of a deck chair, spot wildlife and listen to the story of our great waterway's ecology and importance in the growth of the heartland. On dry land, glimpse the mining glory days of Dubuque and Galena, IL. Travel portions of the Loess Hills, the Lincoln Highway and Iowa's lush scenic byways. Ride the rails through the Des Moines River Valley. Explore the culture and creatures of rivers, the art of Grant Wood and the history of the People of the Red Earth. Discover the riches of the Hawkeye State and Midwest life along the Mighty Mississippi.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
John Deere Harvester Works Tour
Dubuque & Galena Trolley Tours
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Meskwaki Tribal History Museum
Offut Air Force Base Lunch & Tour
Riverboat Twilight Cruise
AUGUST 21 - 27, 2014 (7 DAYS/FLY)
We invite you to tour the beautiful scenery and sights of "Big Sky Country".
The World Museum of Mining
Montana Wildlife Center
Gates of the Mountain Boat Cruise
Glacier National Park
National Bison Range
St. Ignatius Mission Church
Missoula Smokejumper Base
Ten Spoon Vineyard Tour & Tasting
Museum of Mountain Flying
Elk Foundation Visitor Center
September 21 - 24, 2014
Come with us to enjoy the gorgeous changing colors of the Colorado leaves. This tour offers two of the most spectacular train rides in Colorado. Travel back in time as we relish the relaxing experience of traveling by train. The Durango & Silverton Railroad introduces us to the San Juan National Forest on our way to Silverton. Then, the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad treats us to the highest narrow gauge track in the United States, summiting at 11,120 feet!
Our adventure continues in Durango as we explore the Museum and ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. Capture the essence of the Rocky Mountain scenery with sweeping view from Wolf Creek Pass, the Million Dollar Highway and Monarch Pass.
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 3, 2014 (8 DAYS/FLY)
We would be delighted to celebrate the arts and museums of the Twin Cities with you! The North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center turn the spotlight on nature in an itinerary that includes the Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls State Park, St. Croix Boat Cruise, Soudan Undeground Mine State Park and Aamodts Apple Farm. If you've been dreaming of cheese...or beer...or curious about railroads, industry or technology...don't miss the eclectic collection of activities in this outstanding itinerary!
October 20 - 26, 2014
Discover the Laurel Highlands in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Blend the past and present investigating the charming communities in the beautiful Pennyslvania countryside. Hear the tales of a young George Washington's early military career, visit a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built over a waterfall and pay respects to those lost on 9/11 on Flight 93. Amidst the vivid colors of the changing foliage, create lasting memories on this beautiful autumn excursion.
October 20 - 29, 2014 (10 days/Fly)
Enjoy your flight to Rome, Italy to begin our adventure to the famous regions of Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Padua, and more. We will return from Venice, Italy. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells along the way will tantalize your senses.... Join us on the adventure of a lifetime!!
November 4 - 8, 2014 (5 days/Fly)
Join us on a journey under the wide and starry skies of northern Arizona. Immerse yourself in the world of astronomy, viewing planets, galaxies and star cluster through the telescopes of the world-acclaimed Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. Uncover geologic & human history at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Travel through the Painted Desert along portions of historic Route 66 before decending into the captivating Canyon de Chelly. Local Navajo guides share the significance of the area and stories of early indigenous tribes and Navajo traditions. Explore the Hubbell Trading Post which served as a late 19th century regional commerce and meeting center for locals and setttlers. "Into the woods" has a different meaning at the Petrified Forest National Park, where trees that fell 225 million years ago are fossilized. Illuminate your Fall season with extraordinary wonders!