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Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail: Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in a vintage Gold Rush-era train

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Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail: Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in a vintage Gold Rush-era train

Hop aboard a vintage Gold Rush-era train for a scenic journey from Skagway through the great Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Traveling along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway – designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark – enjoy gorgeous views of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers and plains on your way to Carcross in Yukon. Stop for a visit at the exclusive Bennett Station House museum, snap photos of Emerald Lake, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your guide on the way back to Skagway.

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Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail: Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in a vintage Gold Rush-era train

After pickup from your downtown Skagway hotel in the morning, drive by mini-coach along the scenic Klondike Highway before hopping aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush-era passenger train for your 68-mile (109-km) journey to Carcross in Yukon.

You’ll travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this railway was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

As you travel along the same route that the Klondike stampeders took in 1898, enjoy views of some of the most picturesque landscapes vistas and remote wilderness areas in Alaska and Canada.

Stop for a visit at the restored 1900s Bennett Station House, which has recently been transformed into a museum, nestled in an area only accessible by train. Here, you may take a self-guided walking tour.
Afterwards, enjoy lunch on board the train between Bennett and Carcross (see itinerary for a sample menu).

As your train journey continues to Carcross in the Yukon Territory, you can hop off to visit the Matthew Watson General Store — the region’s oldest operating store — or enjoy a short stroll through historic Carcross.
You’ll then be driven to Emerald Lake for a brief visit of what’s arguably the most photographed lake in Yukon!
During your return to Skagway, your professional guide will entertain you with stories about Skagway and the Gold Rush Era as you take in views of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers and historic sites.
When the train arrives at the station, you’ll be taken back to your Skagway hotel.

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26/05/2017 |

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC: visit the nearby Shriver House Museum

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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC: visit the nearby Shriver House Museum

Witness the site of the largest battle ever fought on US soil on this day trip from Washington DC to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Relax on a picturesque drive through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside. Learn all about the Battle of Gettysburg through a show featuring narration and a detailed miniature military diorama, and visit Cemetery Ridge — where President Lincoln delivered his historic Gettysburg Address. Get insights into the civilian experience of the bloody battle by visiting the restored home of George Washington Shriver.

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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC: visit the nearby Shriver House Museum

Highlights
Fully narrated tour
Day trip (destination A to B)
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Washington DC’s Union Station and travel 2.5 hours through the scenic Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Listen to your guide provide historical background on the momentous Battle of Gettysburg during your drive. Fought in 1863, this three-day battle between Confederate and Union troops caused the highest number of casualties of any American Civil War battle — more than 46,000.

Your first stop in Gettysburg is Farnsworth House, where you’ll watch a presentation about what life was like for Civil War soldiers and see where Confederate sharpshooters hid out during the battle. After this visit, enjoy a break for lunch (own expense).

Continue to the Gettysburg Battlefield and enjoy time to explore on your own. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, watch a film about the battle narrated by actor Morgan Freeman and see a variety of informational exhibits about the battle commonly considered a turning point in the American Civil War. Admire the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a stunning miniature military diorama that depicts the fierce battle with the help of narration and sound effects. Throughout your visit, expert guides are on hand to answer your questions about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.

To get a fuller picture of the battle’s impact, you’ll also visit the nearby Shriver House Museum. Tour the restored house of George Washington Shriver, located in the midst of the fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the harrowing experience of Shriver’s family during the battle, visit the home’s attic where two Confederate sharpshooters died, and see authentic Civil War bullets discovered in the house more than 100 years after the war.

Relax on your drive back to Washington DC, where your 10.5-hour tour concludes at Union Station.

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24/05/2017 |

Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets: travel between the USA and Canada by ferry

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Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets: travel between the USA and Canada by ferry

Hop aboard the high-speed ferry from Seattle in Washington State, to Victoria in British Columbia. Enjoy a scenic 2- to 3-hour cruise through Puget Sound as you travel between the USA and Canada by ferry. Upgrade and add the round-trip option.

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Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets: travel between the USA and Canada by ferry

Meet the cruise at Pier 69 in the heart of downtown Seattle and relax as you travel in comfort and style to Victoria. Enjoy a 2- to 3-hour cruise through Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbor.

Wide, roomy and comfortable seats provide ample leg room, making your trip easy and relaxing. Some seats have tables so you can enjoy onboard meal baskets or a refreshing beverage right at your seat (meals and beverages are not included).

Pass the time by shopping at the onboard duty-free gift shop for gifts, luxuries and souvenirs. Or step out on deck and observe the beauty of the passing scenery. The friendly crew will answer all your questions and help you in any way they can.

Your trip ends at Victoria’s Inner Harbor – right in the heart of downtown Victoria. This convenient docking area gives you the freedom to start your sightseeing tour of Victoria the minute your step off the boat.

If you book the round-trip option please provide your desired return date and time in the special requirements field upon checkout.

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23/05/2017 |

Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour: Lunch included

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Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour: Lunch included

This 10-hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where orange lava flows into the sea. Walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires moderate walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments and park entrance fees.

Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour: Lunch included

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Highlights
Small-group tour by minibus
Instant Confirmation
Hotel pickup included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
This full-day nature tour kicks off when you are picked up directly from any of the Kona or Kohala resorts and hotels, and then heads north from Kona on a brief scenic drive, with snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day. On the way to the first destination, you’ll pass some of the island’s oldest volcanoes, as well as Hawaii’s largest ranch, the Parker Ranch in Waimea, which has been operating on the island since 1847.

The morning is filled with visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. First, the views will stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of verdant cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continuing on the drive along the Hamakua Coast, more postcard-worthy views will pass by your window, ushering you to the next destination, Akaka Falls. This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops. Next is a waterfall that’s small by comparison, but not by beauty: Rainbow Falls, a beautiful 80-foot (24-meter) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it. You’ll get lunch around noon of Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled Fish, Rice, and seaweed salad (Vegetarian meals are available upon request).

Then explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Jaggar Museum and the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts. Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal inside look at Hawaii, as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma. From there, you’ll have time to relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles.

On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you’ll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay, before arriving back in Kona or Kohala.

Please note: Wear good, closed-toe walking shoes and comfortable clothes in layers, as temperatures may vary.

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17/05/2017 |

Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran: cruise across dazzling blue waters on the spacious Yankee Freedom III

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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran: cruise across dazzling blue waters on the spacious Yankee Freedom III

Explore beautiful tropical beaches on this full-day catamaran trip from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. The Dry Tortugas islands were discovered by Ponce De Leon in 1513; he sighted more than 100 sea turtles swimming in the seas surrounding the seven islands. Fort Jefferson, located on one of the islands, was initially designed to serve as a defense for the United States back in 1812. Today, you can relive the history of these islands and take in their beautiful scenery by voyaging on a luxury catamaran from Key West.

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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran: cruise across dazzling blue waters on the spacious Yankee Freedom III

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Make your way to the departure point and then cruise across dazzling blue waters on the spacious Yankee Freedom III, a high-speed catamaran that ferries passengers from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Dig in to breakfast as you sail past Boca Grande Key, the Marquesas Keys atoll and the Rebecca Shoal Channel. Stroll the decks and take in views of your pristine surroundings while you listen to a naturalist talk about the area and the national park.

After traveling almost 70 miles (113km) west of Key West, arrive at the cluster of tropical islands that make up the Dry Tortugas. Disembark at Fort Jefferson, located on Garden Key, and begin exploring. On a 45-minute tour of the fort, discover seashells on the beach, watch tropical birds swoop through the air, or perhaps swim or snorkel around the coral reef. Dolphins and sea turtles are often seen in the warm waters. When you need a break, recoup with a buffet lunch on the vessel or on shore.

Reboard your boat in the mid-afternoon and relax during your voyage back to Key West. Soak up the remaining rays of the sun and enjoy a beverage from one of the boat’s bars (own expense) before arriving back in Key West.

Price displayed includes a USD3.99 Viator brokerage fee

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16/05/2017 |

Mount Rushmore and More Tour: including lunch at the famed Carver’s Café

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Mount Rushmore and More Tour: including lunch at the famed Carver’s Café

Experience the Black Hills on this 6.5-hour Mt. Rushmore National Memorial tour. Enjoy lunch at the famed Carver’s Café, located at Mt. Rushmore. See Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest mountain craving in the Black Hills. Travel the captivating Iron Mountain Road. Visit Custer State Park with its pigtail bridges, magnificent Black Hills scenery, and tunnels that frame Mt. Rushmore in the distance.

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Mount Rushmore and More Tour: including lunch at the famed Carver’s Café

Highlights
All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Lunch included
Fully narrated tour
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
This tour of Mt. Rushmore is a 6.5-hour (not including pickup), all inclusive tour of the Black Hills of South Dakota. On this tour, you will make your way from your northern-most area, Rapid City, and travel all the way to the southern-most point, Custer State Park, while viewing and exploring the top attractions along the way. As you make your way through the Black Hills, your driver/guide will provide interesting narration, answer questions, and provide you with information of what to do and see at your attraction stops.

The Mt. Rushmore tour is exactly that – a full experience of the Black Hills, including a lunch at the Carver’s Café located at Mt. Rushmore. You will discover Crazy Horse Memorial, take in the scenery of Custer State Park with Iron Mountain Road and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Custer State Park provides visitors with wildlife, pigtail bridges, magnificent Black Hills scenery and tunnels that frame Mt. Rushmore in the distance.

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10/05/2017 |

Gossip Girl Sites Tour: including a Shopping spree at Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop

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Gossip Girl Sites Tour: including a Shoping spree at Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop

Experience a day in the life of Manhattan’s elite on the Gossip Girl TV Sites tour! Enter the playground of the privileged prep school teens on a brand new tour of more than 30 Gossip Girl Sites that were used on the hit TV series.

Gossip Girl Sites Tour: including a Shoping spree at Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop

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Follow the path of Serena, Blair, Chuck, Dan, Vanessa and Nate on this three hour guided bus tour that goes to locations that were used in filming the hit TV series. Discover behind the scenes information and little known facts about the cast and crew of Gossip Girl from local New York City actors and actresses who are the guides on this exciting tour. Option to upgrade to priority seating is available.
Visit the hotel, home to the Bass and Van der Woodsen families, where so many of the scenes from Gossip Girl take place
Be “spotted” by that most ubiquitous blogger at the Constance Billard School for Girls/St. Jude School for Boys
See the lavish Fifth Avenue building that Blair Waldorf calls home
Shop at Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop
Pass by the movie theater where Serena stood Dan up for their date.

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09/05/2017 |
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