Tours

Experience the Destination, Relish in the Journey

When you travel with Ionosphere Tours, every detail is taken care of—leaving you to just relax and enjoy the journey. From hotel reservations to dining, tour selections to in-transit entertainment, our Tour Directors manage every facet for you so there are no decisions to stress over. And since all attractions, hotels and several meals are included, there are few extras to pay for. You also get the peace of mind knowing that if an issue does arise, you have a travel professional to handle it.

With Ionosphere Tours’ large selection of available itineraries, there is something for everyone. Take a look at our upcoming tours and contact us for more information or- Click on the name of the tour to get a full detailed brochure. See the reservation form at the bottom of the tours list.

 

2019 Travel Guide– Our complete Travel Planner

 

 Individual Trip Brochures ↓

 

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The Virginia International Tattoo & Colonial Williamsburg – April 27-30, 2019
Spring is in the air as we travel into the historic tidewater region of Virginia. We will experience the annual Virginia International Tattoo, certain to be the highlight of our tour! Over 750 international performers with bagpipes, drums, military brass bands, Scottish and African dancers, steel drums and military display units, plus some special surprises, comprise this action packed annual event, performed at the Norfolk Scope, in Hampton Roads.  The Virginia International Tattoo has the distinction of being the largest show of its kind in the United States! Also included are visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Alaska CruiseTourJune 2-15, 2019 – SOLD OUT
Our journey begins as we fly from Atlanta to Fairbanks, Alaska. From Fairbanks we travel by scenic motorcoach to Denali National Park.  Our land tour continues on a Princess Rail journey aboard domed railcars to Anchorage. We stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. From there we continue to Whittier, where we will board Princess “Golden Princess”.  We’ll sail beyond the Hubbard Glacier to Juneau and Skagway, through Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We’ll marvel at the wonder of it all…on a 7-night Cruise between Whittier, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Awesome Boston & New York– June 12 – 18
Foxwood Resort; guided tour of Boston to include Old North Church; JFK Presidential Library & Museum; 2-nights in New York City area with guided tour of Manhattan, Broadway Play , 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Liberty Island to view Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island – 12 meals

Macinac Island Michigan & Beyond– June 25 – July 3- A few spots remain
Includes Door County, WI & Chicago; US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH; Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI; Mackinac Island with overnight at the Lake View Hotel, island tour & lunch at the Grand Hotel; 2 nights in Green Bay, WI; tour of Lambeau Field; guided tour in Door County, WI; Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI; River cruise in Chicago, IL; Fair Oaks Farm in IN – 16 meals

Mystery Tour – July 5 – 7  SOLD OUT
Unique historic places, entertainment, great food – Theater – ALL ROADS LEAD TO FUN!

West Coast Wonders – July 12 – 21  SOLD OUT
Seattle with guided tour, Space Needle, drive to Mt. Rainer National Park, Museum of Flight;  Mount St. Helens Visitor Center; Oregon Coast with Rogue River boat excursion; Redwood National Park & Avenue of the Giants ; San Francisco with Golden Gate Bay Cruise & Fisherman’s Wharf; Yosemite Nat’l Park with tram tour; Lake Tahoe with luncheon cruise, Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2-nights in Reno – 15 meals

Creation Museum & Ark Encounter  – July 23 – 26 
3-nights in Lexington, KY;  Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY; tour of Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Georgetown, KY; Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY- 6 meals

Pennsylvania Amish “JESUS & THE BIBLE” Museum in Washington, DC -August 14 – 18
Double Hershey, PA to include Hershey Chocolate World; Sight & Sound production of “JESUS” in Lancaster, PA; guided tour of farms & homes of the Amish; Kitchen Kettle Village; Kreider Farm; dinner in Amish home; U S Capitol Tour; Museum of the Bible; driving tour to include stops at WW II, Lincoln, Viet Nam, Korean, FDR & MLK Memorials – 8 meals

Ole’ Cape Cod – August 24 – 31
Foxwoods Resort in CT; guided tour of Boston with time at Marketplace at Faneuil Hall; 3-nights accommodations on Cape Cod;  Nantucket with Island Tour; Lobster Dinner; Whale Watch Cruise in Provincetown; Mystic Seaport in CT; driving tour of New York City; Washington, DC driving tour  – 14 meals

Bermuda Cruise – September 6 – 13
Double Inside Cabin – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ “Anthem of the Seas” to Kings Wharf, Bermuda from Cape Liberty, NJ;  pre-cruise & post-cruise nights in Hagerstown, MD area;  Driving tour & 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City; roundtrip motorcoach  transportation; all port charges and cruise taxes;  most meals and entertainment on board the Ship.

Southwest National Parks  –September 7 – 22
Utah, Arizona Colorado – Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO; Truman Library in Independence, MO; Eisenhower Center in Abilene, KS; Air for Academy & Garden of the Gods in Colorado, Springs, CO; Royal Gorge in Canon City, CO; Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Monument; Silverton to Durango Narrow Guage Train ride; Mesa Verde National Park in CO; lunch cruise on Lake Powell in AZ; north rim of the Grand Canyon; Zion Canyon tram tour; Bryce Canyon guided tour; Arches National Park; Great Platte River Road Archway Monument near Kearney, NE; Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, MO; Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, MO; Lambert’s Throwed Roll Restaurant

All Roads Lead To Music in Tennessee –  September 17 – 22
2 nights in Nashville; Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater; guided tour of Nashville; Country Music Hall of Fame; Grand Ole Opry; Johnny Cash Museum, Patsy Cline Museum; overnight in Jackson, TN with Casey Jones Restaurant; overnight in Memphis with visits to Graceland, Sun Recording Studio; Tupelo, MS lunch at Sweet Tea & Biscuits & birthplace of Elvis Presley; overnight in Birmingham; 10 meals

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – October 2 – 15
Dallas, TX with visit to JFK Memorial Plaza; Ft. Worth with stop at Water Garden; Carlsbad Caverns; Tombstone, AZ; Saguaro National Park; overnight in Phoenix area; 2-nights in Las Vegas with day trip to Hoover Dam tour; south rim Grand Canyon with sunset tour; 2-nights in Albuquerque with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta events, Old Town & Sandia Peak Tram; Rout 66 Museum; overnight in Amarillo, TX with dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch; overnight in Oklahoma City, OK with a visit to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City National Memorial; 24 meals

Autumn in Awesome New England – October 5 – 13   SOLD OUT
Includes the Rocky Coast of Maine – Foxwood Resort in CT; Quincy Market  & touring of Boston to include Boston Common, view of USS Constitution, old & new State House; Kennebunkport, ME; Portland Head Lighthouse; Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park;  Bar Harbor, ME; Lunch & Tour at Mt. Washington Luxury Resort in NH; Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouse;  Cold Hollow Cider Mill; Vermont Country Store; National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY Hershey, PA to include Hershey’s Chocolate World – 16 Meals

New Orleans & Cajun Country – October 21 – 27
Overnight in Birmingham with visit to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum;  overnight in Natchez, MS, with antebellum Mansion tour; Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gin in Ferriday, LA; visit Martin Accordion is Lafayette, LA; 2-nights in New Orleans with visit to Tabasco Sauce Factory on Avery Island, Louisiana Cajun Swap Tour, guided tour of New Orleans, paddle wheel river cruise on the Mississippi River; Honey Island Swamp Tour; visit to Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis home, in Biloxi, MS; 12 meals

NCL Island Hop Hawaii Cruise – November 6 – 17
RT airfare from Charlotte to Honolulu; 2-nights in Waikiki Beach prior to 7-night cruise on NCL; Ports we will visit include Maui, Hilo & Kona on the big island of Hawaii, and Kaui.

Christmas in Myrtle Beach – November 14 – 16
2-nights in Myrtle Beach; Seafood Dinner; Carolina Opry Show; Alabama Christmas Show; Christmas shopping – 4 meals

Branson Ozark Christmas –  November 18 – 23
Includes 5 Shows!; Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, MO; Lambert’s Throwed Rolls Restaurant; shows in Branson to include The Miracle of Christmas,  Daniel O’Donnell; Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express; Yakov Smirnoff & The Haygoods;  Dinner at Casey Jones Village in Jackson, TN – 10 meals

Smoky Mountain Christmas  – November 20- 22
2-nights’ accommodations in Pigeon Forge, TN; Dinner at Applewood Farmhouse; Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Spectacular;  Titanic Museum,  Dolly’s Stampede  Christmas, shopping; Smoky Mountain Knife Works;  Lunch in Asheville, NC;– 4 meals

Christmas in New York City – December 3 – 7
Top of the Rock Observation deck at Rockefeller Center; 9/11 Memorial & Museum; guided tour of Manhattan;  Broadway Theater Musical; Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall; Christmas Shopping – 8 meals – *This tour requires that you can comfortably walk 4-5 blocks on several occasions

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Hotel – December 11 – 14
3 night’s at the awesome Gaylord Opryland Hotel – Christmas Broadway Production;  Tickets to Gaylord’s “ Fantasy in Ice”;  Country Christmas Dinner show featuring Trace Adkins; narrated ride on flatboat in Delta area of Hotel; Holiday Luncheon Cruise on General Jackson; Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium;  Opry Mills – 3 meals – *This tour requires quite a bit of walking due to the size of the hotel property

2020 Tours

Southern Caribbean Medley on Princess Cruise Lines – February 4 – 16, 2020
Board the Crown Princess for our ten-night cruise adventure to Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, Dominica, St. Thomas USVI, & Turks & Caicos. Includes All Port Charges, Taxes, Roundtrip Transportation to and from Ft. Lauderdale and Pre & Post Cruise Hotel

 

 

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