CELESTIAL ACTIVE TRAVELERS - Tour Itineraries (updated 09/29/2016)
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JANUARY 22 - 28, 2017
Head to the southern coast of California to partake of its land and sea treasures. The Point Dana area north of San Diego provides a great vantage point to sight migrating whales and dolphins. Cruise off to Catalina Island for a day. Visit the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission. In San Diego, stand on the deck of the USS Midway and learn of the city's past and current nautical history on a narrated harbor cruise. Explore the behavior and natural history of marine animals at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Ride a tram tour through San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. Enjoy an unstructured day to see the city by trolley, hopping on and off as you choose or join the tour director for some choice stops.
February 2 - 6, 2017
Escape the chills of winter by coming with us to Central Arizona! From our Phoenix hotel base we'll explore the area communities. Discover the impact of southwest cultures, airplanes and musical instruments at world class museums. Unwind on a canyon-rimmed Saguaro Lake cruise in the Sonoran Desert. Savor a hearty meal and lively western stage show. Enjoy this eclectic adventure in the Valley of the Sun.
Historic St. Augustine, FL,
Amelia & Jekyll Islands
February 12 - 17, 2017
Renew yourself on the historic coast of northeast Florida. Experience St. Augustine, Known for old-world charm, new world art and natural beauty. Enjoy not only the sea breezes but colorful pasts of two picturesque barrier isles. Amelia Island, FL was prized for its deep, natural harbor and the passageway to Florida's prosperity. the financial makers and shakers of American industry hunted and made deals at their exclusive retreats on Jekyll Island, GA. Warm sun, gentle surf and salty air await!!
February 28 - March 4, 2017
Galveston Island is a blend of incredible history, white sand beaches, coastal habitats and small town southern charm. With the pirate Jean Lafitte arriving in 1817, its growth as a major Texas port and perseverance after the Great Storm of 1900 there are some great tales to hear. Step back in time at the Texas Seaport Museum and explore the rainforest at Moody Gardens. Investigate life in a stunning Victorian mansion and aboard an offshore oil rig. While in the Bay Area, take a tram tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center and have lunch with an astronaut, and discover the story of the iconic Texas longhorn cattle. Shake off the winter blues on this Texas Gulf escapade.
MARCH 12 - 15, 2017
Las Vegas is an ever-changing fantasy land. Come with us while it's comfortably cool and experience the well-known Vegas along with some hidden gems. Neon lights, themed casinos & spectacular shows herald our arrival. Stroll amidst the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden, the Silverton Hotel's 117,000 gallon reef aquarium & The Auto Collection's enviable treasures. Hoover Dam, the National Atomic Testing Museum & the new Mob Museum stand as evidence of the area's intriguing beginnings. Free time provides the opportunity to seek more adventure at the casinos, restaurants & other attractions at your leisure.
April 1 - 6, 2017
We continue our exploration of Nebraska's gems. Witness the pageantry of migrating Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River. Experience a simulated journey along the Oregon Trail. Browse collections tracing the journeys of early pioneers. Travel the back roads into the mixed-grass prairie of the Sandhills and encounter unusual geologic and fossil sites. Join this gathering to the heartland of the Corn husker State.
The Brandywine Valley is nestled between southeastern Pennsylvania and norther Delaware. Many of its gardens, historic estates & art museums are legacies of famous families such as the du Ponts & the Wyeths. Follow the footsteps of George Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge. Travel to Dover, tour Delaware's Capitol building and the air museum at Dover AFB. The Historic Landmark City of Cape May sits on the southern tip of New Jersey, where the Delaware River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tour this Victorian city by vintage trolley and stop at Sunset Beach in search of Cape May 'diamonds.' Learn the secrets of the New Jersey glass industry at Wheaton Village. Stroll the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. This colorful montage of people, places and history awaits you.
May 18 - 22, 2017
Point your compass towards Taos, in northern New Mexico's high desert at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Travel along scenic byways and winding canyons to the town's natural beauty and Southwestern charm. The sweet scented lilacs herald spring for the valley. The celebration comes with plenty of great food, entertainment & vibrant artisan offerings. Visit Taos Pueblo, continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years. Spend the day in Santa Fe and stroll its historic plaza. Tram tours in Taos and Santa Fe wind through adobe-lined streets and reveal a fascinating look at their colorful pasts. Soak up the scenery, seek out unique crafts and be enchanted on this creative escapade.
June 17 - 24, 2017
The Finger Lakesw region of New York State is known for the clear blue lakes, dramatic gorges, rolling vineyards and numerous waterfalls. Stretches of the historic Erie Canal are especially pictureesque. Rochester is home to such pioneers as photography's George Eastman and activist Susan B. Anthony. Niagara Falls State Park is America's oldest state park. Capture the power and awesome beauty of both the American and Canadian Falls from the Maid of the Mist cruise and the observation tower - no passprt necassary! Avariety of activities and ever-changing landscapes make this summer escapade inviting.
July 24 - 27, 2017
July is the month for the high mountain parks and meadows in Colorado to put on a spectacular wildflower display. Journey over Grand Mesa toward the San Juan Mountains. Nestled in the foothills is Ouray, known as the Switzerland of America. Jeep into the lush Yankee Boy Basin. Travel along vblue Mesa Reservoir to the historic town of Crested Butte. Follow McClure Pass into picturesque Redstone for a tour of it's famous castle. Join us in oprsuit of our State's colorful summer palatte!