Upcoming Trips

Gardens and Mansions

Gardens & Mansions

featuring New Orleans & Cajun Country

March 19th - 25th (Seven Days)  $2299 double occupancy

Includes Roundtrip Air from Phoenix

Tour Highlights

•3 Nights in the French Quarter

•French Quarter Walking Tour

•Steamboat Natchez Cruise

•Café du Monde

•Court of Two Sisters Dinner

•New Orleans School of Cooking

•New Orleans City Tour

Longue Vue Gardens & House

Baton Rouge

•Natchez Area Tour

•Antebellum Mansion Visits (2)

•Bayou Cruise

•Vermillionville

•Jean Lafitte Cultural Center

•Avery Island - Tabasco Factory

•Mulate’s Farewell Dinner

 

Tour Includes

•Roundtrip Airfare - PHX

•10 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 4-Dinners

•Professional Tour Director

•Motorcoach Transportation

•Admissions per Itinerary

•Sightseeing per Itinerary

•Baggage Handling

•Hotel Transfers

Accommodations

•6 Nights First Class Hotels

3 Nights - Bienville House Hotel, Maison Dupuy, or Chateau LeMoyne, New Orleans

1 Night - Natchez, Mississippi

2 Nights - Hilton Lafayette,  Lafayette, Louisiana

 

Day 1:          Arrive New Orleans

Today arrive in New Orleans for a three night stay in the exciting French Quarter.  Tonight be sure to enjoy the “The Quarter” filled with fabulous restaurants and jazz clubs.

Overnight: New Orleans

Day 2:          New Orleans - French Quarter

This morning enjoy a French Quarter Walking Tour featuring the St. Louis Cathedral with adjoining Cabildo and rectory, Bourbon Street, Pirates Alley and the French Marketplace.  Next visit the famous Café du Monde to enjoy café au lait and beignets.  Later board the Steamboat Natchez for a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, one of the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants.

Meals: (B,D)                   Overnight: New Orleans

Day 3: New Orleans

Today enjoy a New Orleans City Tour.  Visit the Garden District which features one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States.  Visit the Longue Vue Gardens & House, a National Historic Landmark.  The ever-changing gardens provide an inspiring destination year-round to learn about native plants and flowers. Also visit a district to see some of the devastation left from Hurricane Katrina.  This afternoon an optional excursion will be available to the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the state’s most visited antebellum homes.  This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers at the famous New Orleans School of Cooking.

Meals: (B,L,D)               Overnight: New Orleans

Day 4:          New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Natchez

This morning travel to the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge.  Drive by LSU (Louisiana State University) and stop at the New State Capitol Building to view the Art Deco architecture and hear stories about the state’s most famous politician Huey Long. Then visit the Louisiana State Museum featuring thematic exhibits on the diverse aspects of Louisiana history, industry and culture. Later motorcoach into Mississippi and arrive in Natchez, a beautiful town that captures the charm and elegance of the historic south with its Antebellum Mansions.  Spend the evening in Natchez.

Meals: (B,D)                   Overnight:  Natchez

Day 5:          Natchez - Lafayette, Louisiana

This morning enjoy a Natchez Area Tour to learn about the area’s amazing pre-Civil War history.  Then visit two beautiful Natchez Antebellum Mansions.  Later cross into Louisiana to explore fascinating Cajun Country, founded in the 18th century by French-speaking exiles from Canada.  Today, the region features a unique blend of French, Creole and Caribbean influences.  This afternoon enjoy an eerie Bayou Cruise, a true Louisiana experience. 

Meal: (B)                         Overnight: Lafayette

Day 6:          Lafayette - Vermillionville - Avery Island

Today discover Cajun country.  First visit the Jean Lafitte Cultural Center to learn about the life of the famous pirate and unlikely patriot.  Later visit Vermillionville, an entire bayou town which has been restored to depict the authentic vision of Cajun & Creole Society in South Louisiana during the 18th & 19th centuries.  Buildings include homes, blacksmith shop, general store and a chapel surrounded by 10 acres of gardens and woodlands.  Then travel to Avery Island for a Tabasco Factory Tour, home the world-famous Louisiana hot sauce.  Tonight enjoy a fun-filled evening as your Farewell Dinner is hosted at Mulate’s, famous for its Cajun cuisine and sounds.

Meals: (B,D)                   Overnight:  Lafayette

Day 7:          Lafayette - New Orleans - Home

Today depart Lafayette and head to New Orleans for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Gardens & Mansions Tour.          

Meal: (B)

 

Portland Rose Festival and the Oregon Trail

Oregon Trails

featuring the Portland Rose Festival & Columbia Gorge Cruise

6 Days June 8, 2017

$1899 Per Person, Double Occupancy

$525 Single Supplement

Tour Highlights

•Portland Rose Festival

•Portland City Tour

•Mt. St. Helens Nat’l Monument

•Johnston Ridge Observatory

•Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise

•Bonneville Dam

•Oregon’s Pacific Coast

•Tillamook Cheese Factory

•Winery Visit & Tasting

•Pittock Mansion

•Washington Park

•International Rose Test Garden

•Astoria

•Fort Clatsop National Memorial

•Multnomah Falls

Tour Includes

•Roundtrip Airfare

•8 Meals:   5 - Breakfasts & 3 - Dinners

•Professional Tour Director

•Motorcoach Transportation

•Hotel Transfers

•Admissions per Itinerary

•Comprehensive Sightseeing

•Baggage Handling

 

Accommodations

•5 Nights First Class Hotel

Portland Marriott City Center    or  Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Portland, Oregon

 

Day 1:          Flight to Portland

Fly to Portland, Oregon, “City of Roses”.  Today meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a leisurely five-night stay.  Portland features a collection of gardens, world class museums, historic districts along with acres of parks typical of the Pacific Northwest.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner to get acquainted with your fellow passengers.

Meal: (D)

 

Day 2:          Portland Sightseeing - Mt. St. Helens

After breakfast enjoy a Portland City Tour featuring Washington Park with its famous International Rose Test Garden and a visit to the Pittock Mansion, nestled high on a hill above the city skyline the historic mansion is a symbol of Portland from small lumber town to bustling city.  This afternoon visit Mt. St. Helens Volcanic National Monument. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted.  Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche.  Also visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory located within the blast site of the eruption offering spectacular views of the mountain.  The observatory features a film about the eruption, exhibits and an unobstructed viewing plaza.

Meals: (B,D)

 

Day 3:     Portland Rose Festival

Today experience the Portland Rose Festival, the second largest all-floral parade in North America and the single-largest spectator event in Oregon. This afternoon enjoy lunch on your own at the Saturday Market. The rest of the day is at your leisure: wander along the waterfront or through a park, visit a downtown museum or enjoy a book in a Portland coffee house.

Meal: (B)

Day 4:          Astoria - Oregon Coast

This morning travel to Astoria, the northernmost city in Oregon situated where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.  The city features the famous 4.1 mile Astoria Bridge and many historic homes.  Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial, commemorating the 1805-06 winter encampment of the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition. Then travel along Oregon’s scenic Pacific Coast through Rockaway & Cannon State Beaches.  Later visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a tasty tour.  Then return to your hotel in Portland.

Meal: (B)

 

Day 5:          Multnomah Falls  -  Columbia Gorge Cruise - Winery Visit

This morning travel east and stop at Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation.  Then experience the history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, an authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler, providing breathtaking vistas.  Also see the Bonneville Dam, part of a dam system which produces power and creates a 465-mile navigable waterway.  Later enjoy a Winery Visit & Tasting to sample a few of the varieties produced in this region. Return to Portland this afternoon.  This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a popular local restaurant with your travelling companions. 

Meals: (B,D)

 

Day 6:          Portland - Return Home

Today transfer to the airport for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Oregon Trails Tour.

Meal: (B)

 

Cape Code and the Islands

Cape Cod & the Islands

featuring Boston, Martha’s Vineyard & Newport

7 Days August 27th - September 2nd, 2017  $2299

Includes round trip airfare from Phoenix

Tour Highlights

•6 Nights at One Hotel

•Cranberry Bog Tour

•Provincetown

•Boston City Tour

•Plimoth Plantation

•Plymouth Rock

•Mayflower II

•Hyannis

•Cape Cod National Seashore

•Martha’s Vineyard Tour

•Newport’s Ocean Drive

•Breakers Mansion Tour

•Heritage Plantation

•Sandwich

•New England Lobster Dinner

 

Inclusions

•Roundtrip Airfare - PHX

•6 Nights First Class Hotel

•9 Meals - (6 B & 3 D)

•Daily Sightseeing

•Admissions per Itinerary

•Professional Tour Director

•Deluxe Motorcoach

•Baggage Handling

•Hotel Transfers

 

Accommodations

•6 Nights First Class Hotel

Doubletree Hyannis, Hyannis, MA

Tour Rates

$1999 per person double

+$575    single supplement

 

Day 1: Flight to Providence or Boston

Transfer to the airport for your flight to New England. Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to the Doubletree Hotel Hyannis in Hyannis, Massachusetts for a leisurely six night stay.

                                Overnight: Hyannis, MA

 

Day 2: Plymouth & Sandwich

This morning visit Plimoth Plantation, an accurate re-creation of the Pilgrim’s 1627 village where costumed interpreters portray colony residents in this living history museum.  Later board the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the original ship that brought the pilgrims to the new world in 1620.  Also see famous Plymouth Rock, the place where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore after a 66 day trans-Atlantic voyage.  Later journey to the charming village of Sandwich. Incorporated in 1639, it is the oldest town on Cape Cod and known for its glassware. Visit the Heritage Plantation, where a collection of Americana ranges from early art and artifacts to horticulture, military history and a 1912 carousel.   Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Meals: (B,D)          Overnight: Hyannis, MA

 

Day 3: Cranberry Bog Tour - Provincetown

This morning enjoy a guided tour of a working Cape Cod Cranberry Bog & Farm. Discover the cranberry harvesting techniques and process that Cape Cod Farmers have used for generations.  Later enjoy a Hyannis Tour to learn more about the history of the Kennedys and this seaside resort.  Travel through Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy Compound and see the Kennedy Memorial & St. Francis Church.  Then drive through the Cape Cod National Seashore created by President Kennedy in 1961 occupying 40 miles of Cape Cod coastline offering dunes constantly reshaped by Atlantic storms and winds.  Enjoy a visit to Provincetown, located at the northern tip of Cape Cod and the site of the first landing by the Pilgrims.  Today, it is a hub for artists, writers and tourists.

Meal: (B)                Overnight: Hyannis, MA

                                

Day 4: Boston City Tour

Today visit the historic city of Boston.  Enjoy a Boston City Tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, the Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill, Old Ironsides and more.  Later enjoy leisure time for lunch and to wander through Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market.                             

Meals: (B,D)          Overnight: Hyannis, MA

            

Day 5: Martha’s Vineyard Tour

This morning enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard where little has changed since European settlers arrived early in the 17th century. The island’s resident population includes writers, artists, entertainers and fishermen.  Your Martha’s Vineyard Tour includes the colorful Victorian cottages of Oak Bluffs, Edgartown with its stately houses built by whaling captains, pristine beaches and colorful yacht harbors. Also view the picturesque Aquinnah Lighthouse and Gay Head.  Later return via ferry. 

Meal: (B)                                Overnight: Hyannis, MA

  

Day 6: Newport Sightseeing

Today visit Newport, Rhode Island, one of New England’s most delightful coastal cities and a long time favorite vacation site of affluent socialites and yachting enthusiasts. Enjoy a Newport City Tour and drive by the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in America, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the splendid estates along Bellevue Avenue. Marvel at the extravagant life-style of a bygone era with a guided tour of The Breakers Mansion, the Vanderbilt’s lavishly decorated turn of the century mansion. Follow “Ten-Mile-Drive” along the magnificent rocky coast which boasts exquisite estates from the early 1900’s.  Enjoy some leisure time in Newport to explore the galleries and quaint shops.  Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is a traditional New England Lobster Dinner.

Meals: (B,D)          Overnight: Hyannis, MA                     

 

Day 7: Hyannis - Flight Home

Today transfer to the airport filled with wonderful memories of your Cape Cod & the Islands Tour.

Meal: (B)

 

 

United States Tour Reservation Information

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT

A deposit of $300 per person is due with

reservation form to secure reservations. 

Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. 

CANCELLATION WAIVER & Post Departure PLAN

Payment of the per person Cancellation Waiver (waiver fee) guarantees full refund on all payments (including deposit), except the waiver fee itself, made for tour rates in case of cancellation up to the time & date of departure due to passenger’s personal illness (medical documentation required) or death of a member of the immediate family (official documentation required).  If the passenger must return early due to passenger’s personal illness or death of a member of the immediate family, payment of the waiver fee guarantees a refund for the unused services. Payment of the waiver fee guarantees your return air transportation utilizing your original airlines tickets with no additional supplement.  The waiver does not cover return transportation costs other than return air transportation utilizing original airline tickets. The waiver fee is fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure.  The waiver fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. The waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only. The waiver does not cover any services such as airline tickets not purchased through Premier World Discovery.  Post Departure coverage (Accident & Medical) is included.  Brief description of coverage & benefits:

Part A - Cancellation Waiver (Up to Trip Cost) 

Part B - Post Departure Plan:  Trip Delay ($100/Day-Max $500), Baggage & Personal Effects ($2,000), Baggage Delay ($100/Day-Max $500), Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense ($30,000), Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation ($50,000), Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($25,000), Emergency Travel Assistance (24/7-Included).  All Cancellations, Claims & Inquiries under Part A will be handled by Premier World Discovery.  All Claims & Inquiries under Part B will be handled by the Plan B Administrator.  Full policy details available.  Please note that your cancelled check or credit card statement will serve as your receipt for the policy.

Cancellation Waiver & Post Departure Plan - $190 per person

 

CANCELLATION FEES

Cancellations not covered by the waiver or if the waiver is not purchased, are subject to the following per person fees:

 - Cancel more than 180 days prior to departure:      Full Refund

 - Cancel 179-75 days prior to departure:                    Deposit or Waiver is Retained

 - Cancel 74-45 days prior to departure:                           25% of total price

 - Cancel 44-15 days prior to departure:                           50% of total price

 - Cancel 14 days or less prior to departure/no shows:             No refunds

 

RESPONSIBILITY

Premier World Tours LLC dba Premier World Discovery (hereafter PWD), whose vouchers are used by respective agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, hold themselves free of responsibility for any damages occasioned from any cause whatsoever.  PWD will not be responsible for any damages or inconvenience caused by late arrivals, departures and change of schedule or other conditions nor will they be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board their conveyance.  The passage contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of this tour/cruise, and/or passenger.  PWD does not hold any responsibility for the conduct of any of its members, hotel, motorcoach, cruiseline, train, airline or other personnel.  PWD reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour/cruise at its discretion.  PWD &/or its Tour Director retain the right to require any participant to withdraw from a tour/cruise at any time, if determined to be in the best interests of health, safety & general welfare of the tour/cruise group or of the individual participant.  Arbitration - I/We agree, any and all disputes concerning this contract or any other material concerning the trip, or the trip itself must be resolved exclusively pursuant to binding arbitration in the state of California, pursuant to the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association.  Payment of the deposit for this tour/cruise constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.  Itinerary and hotels are subject to change.   

CST #2048841-40

 

NOTE

$75 Air Taxes/Fees/Fuel Charges are included in tour rates but subject to change until paid in full.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cape Cod & the Islands

September 7, 2014 / Booking #78894

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Canadian Rockies and the Chateau Isabella

The Canadian  Rockies and Chateau Isabella Glacier, Banff, Lake Louise and Waterton National Parks

July 19th -July 27th, 2016 (9 Days)

$1799 Per Person, Double Occupancy, Land Only

We will  purchase our air as you sign up for this tour.

Call the office for more information

Day 1:  CALGARY: GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES.  We’ll all fly into Calgary, where we’ll be met by our tour director from Chateau Isabella.  Calgary, Canada’s oil Capitol, is an exciting and prosperous city; home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede and Chuck Wagon Races, the spirit of the wild-west still reigns here.  We’ll gather for a delicious meet and greet dinner, included, and afterwards we’ll board our bus headed west through the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies.  We’ll follow the curving banks of the Bow River to Banff National Park, where we’ll check into our hotel, our headquarters for the next two nights.  This is the downtown Banff area, home to charming shops and galleries.  Beyond the city limits we can expect to see mountain goats and sheep, elk, deer, bears and cougars! 

Day 2:  COLUMBIA ICEFIELD PARKWAY—ATHABASCA GLACIER.  After a lovely breakfast included at the hotel, we’ll board the bus to the scenic village of Lake Louise, for a gondola ride offering spectacular views of the valley below.  Afterwards we’ll enjoy lunch on self, then it’s back on the bus, and we’re headed for the famous icefields of Jasper National Park, where an optional thrilling guided Snow Coach ride offers us an opportunity to get out onto the glaciers.  Later we’ll head back into Banff to explore the city and enjoy dinner, included.

Day 3:  MORAINE LAKE—LAKE LOUISE.  Again, a delicious breakfast is included at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Bowl Falls and the remarkable Banff Springs Hotel.  We’ll return to Lake Louise, this time to also explore Moraine Lake, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise.  Later we’ll head south, taking time to stop for a fantastic lunch, included, as we travel through some of Canada’s richest farmland on our way to Chateau Isabella, our home for the next five nights.  Gorgeous Chateau Isabella, situated just east of Waterton National Park, will welcome our arrival with a wine reception, followed by a delicious home-cooked dinner, and of course, it’s all included!

Day 4:  NO PACKING, NO DEADLINES.  This is a day to relax!  Enjoy an optional field trip to Police Outpost Lake, a scenic drive rich with wildflowers and nature trails.  Relive the horse and buggy days at the Remington Carriage Center, the world’s largest collection of horse drawn carriages in North America—voted Canada’s Best Indoor Attraction.  Later in the evening local entertainment will be available at the Chateau.  Of course, home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the Chateau Isabella and it is all included.

Day 5:  WATERTON/GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK.  After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Cameron Lake, fed by mountain glaciers and Cameron Falls.  We’ll enjoy a narrated motor launch boat ride on Waterton Lake, taking us across the Canadian border into Montana’s Glacier National Peace Park, then back to Waterton.  The scenery here is breathtaking and with the wild berries in season, we are sure to see bears heading into Red Rock Canyon.  Once again, all meals are included.

Day 6:  CHIEF MOUNTAIN—GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA.  After breakfast at the Chateau, we’ll travel to Chief Mountain, sacred land to Blackfoot Indians.  We’ll explore Sherburne and Swift Current Lakes, and the historic Many Glacier Hotel, a jewel in the Canadian Rockies.  This region is often called “the Switzerland of North America.”  Later we’ll visit a Hutterite Commune and learn about their history and culture. Once again, all meals are included.

Day 7:  FORT MCLEOD RCMP HISTORICAL MUSEUM—HEAD SMASHED IN BUFFALO JUMP.  After breakfast at the Chateau, we’re on our way to historically rich Fort McLeod, where the mystique surrounding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police—the Men in Scarlet—lives on.  Our journey to Fort McLeod takes us through the Blackfoot Indian Nation, the largest Native American Reservation in Canada.  We’ll learn about Blackfoot culture and so much more at the UNESCO World Heritage Site—Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, dating back more than 6,000 years.  Once again, all meals are included.

Day 8:  GOING TO THE SUN HIGHWAY—LOGAN PASS.  After breakfast at the Chateau, it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Glacier National Park, where we’ll board the famous Red Tour buses, offering us spectacular views of majestic peaks, weeping mountain walls, high alpine meadows and wildflowers, wildflowers, wildflowers.  We’ll travel an ancient trail once used by the Flathead Indians to cross the Continental Divide—heart-stopping scenery from the top of the world! Again, all meals are included.

Day 9:  HOMEWARD BOUND.  We’ll enjoy our final breakfast together at the Chateau, and then it’s bags out and we’re headed for Calgary and our flight home—filled with wonderful memories of our Canadian Rockies Tour & the Chateau Isabella!  

 

 

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