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.

 

2020 Travel Guide– Our complete Travel Planner

 

 

**Mark your calendar to attend one of our “get acquainted tour preview” meetings scheduled on January 28th and 29th! Our Tour Previews will be held at the North Augusta Community Center at 495 Brookside Ave. on January 28, 2020, and at the Anderson Arts Center at 110 W. Federal St. (beside the Farmer’s Market – behind the old Train Station – off Murray Ave.) on January 29, 2020.

TUESDAY JANUARY 28, 2020
NORTH AUGUSTA COMMUNITY CENTER
10:00 AM or 2:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020
ANDERSON ARTS CENTER
10:00 AM or 2:00 PM

MEETINGS WILL LAST ABOUT 45 MINUTES


Individual Trip Brochures ↓

 

 

Click on the name of the tour to get a full detailed brochure

 

So. Caribbean Medley on Princess Cruise Lines – February 4 – 16, 2020    SOLD OUT
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

20th Anniversary Trip – May  20 – 22, 2020
We are excited to celebrate 20 years and want all of our Friends to join us in the celebration. We will be visiting Pigeon Forge since this was where we had our very first tour.

Our National Parks – June 13 – 28, 2020
This is our most popular Western Tour –  6 National Parks that include: Badlands, Yellowstone with guided tour, Grand Teton, Bryce & Zion with guided tours, Grand Canyon with 2 tours;  Mt. Rushmore & Black Hills, Olympic Park in Park City, UT; Salt Lake City,  Sandia Peak Tramway & Old Town Albuquerque; Amarillo, TX, with dinner at Big Texan Steak Ranch; Oklahoma City, OK National Memorial– 30 meals

Bermuda Cruise – June 13 – 22, 2020
Norwegian Cruise Lines “Encore” Seven-night cruise adventure to Bermuda. We depart Manhattan Cruise Terminal , New York, NY. This brand-new ship is designed to make every moment worth repeating. And with a bigger and better race track, a cutting-edge virtual world and the largest open-air laser tag at sea, there’s a ton of thrills you’ll want to experience again and again. But it’s the exhilarating Broadway entertainment that will have you on your feet and saying “Bravo!” over and over. This is truly the greatest entertainment at sea. Find your island paradise at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda. Park yourself on the pristine beaches or brush up on the local history at the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Make your way to the crafts market before indulging in the local cuisine at one of the restaurants. With two overnights you’ll have more than enough time to explore. Passport required!

Alaska Cruise – Round trip Seattle– June 25 – July 3, 2020
Come discover Alaska!  Our journey will be roundtrip from Charlotte to Seattle, Washington.  We will we sail on Celebrity’s  “Solstice”.   Our ports of call will include Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway in Alaska, and Victoria, British Columbia in Canada.  A highlight is certain to be Endicott Arm , and  Dawes Glaciers.  Here we will see some of the world’s most awe-inspiring tidewater glaciers, waterfalls and icebergs. Passport required!

West Coast Wonders- Fly Drive – July 10 – 19, 2020
Seattle with guided tour, Space Needle,  Museum of Flight;  Multnomah Falls; 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, 2-nights in Reno area – 16 meals 

CruiseTour to Alaska–  July 28- August 8, 2020    Only a couple cabins left!
4-night interior tour that includes Fairbanks Riverboat tour, Denali National Park with Natural History Tour; Alaska Wilderness rail journey.  7-night cruise that includes Hubbard Glacier & Glacier Bay cruising. We will make stops in Skagway, Juneau & Ketchikan. Passport required!

Canadian Rockies & Colorado – July 27 – August 12, 2020
Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta & British Columbia – Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago; State Capitol in St. Paul, MN; Mall of America; Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum in Regina, Saskatchewan; Dinner at the Calgary Tower ; lunch at Banff Springs Hotel; Sulphur Mountain Gondola; Lake Louise; Columbia Icefield snowcoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier; Glacier National Park in Montana & Going to the Sun highway tour onboard special touring cars; C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT; overnight in Cheyenne, WY with Western BBQ Buffet at the Terry Bison Ranch; Sightseeing in Denver, CO to include Red Rocks Park; 2-nights Colorado Springs area Pikes Peak tour; U.S. Air Force Museum & Garden of the Gods; Dwight Eisenhower “Place of Meditation” in Abilene, KS; Lamberts’ Throwed Rolls Café in Sikeston, MO – 16 states – 4 Canadian Provinces – 31 Meals!! Passport required!

Branson & Eureka Springs – August 18 – 23, 2020
Includes 3 Shows in Branson & Great Passion Play!  Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, MO; Lambert’s Throwed Rolls Restaurant; 3-nights accommodations in Branson; shows in Branson to include Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express; Broadway’s Greatest Hits & Presley Jubilee Show; student guided tour at College of the Ozarks in Branson; Eureka Springs includes: Thorncrown Chapel & The Great Passion Play with included dinner – 10 meals

The Ark & The Ohio Amish – August 31 – September 5, 2020
Includes: Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY; Ohio Amish with lunch in Amish home; Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, OH ;  Amish countryside guided tour; Warther Carvings with tour & dinner in Dover,OH;  Pro Football Hall of  Fame in Canton, OH;  John Glenn Historic site near Norwich, OH – 10 meals

Niagara Falls & PA Amish September 14 – 19, 2020
Passport required! 2-nights in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada;  Maid of the Mist boat tour; Journey Behind The Falls; Niagara Falls IMAX; included dinner at the Skylon Tower; overnight in Lancaster, PA area; included dinner in Amish home; guided tour of Amish farmlands; Sight & Sound Theater production of “Queen Esther” – 11 meals

Rolling on the RiversSeptember 22 – 28, 2020
Overnight in Cincinnati area with dinner cruise on Ohio River; Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum; 2-nights in Davenport/Moline, IL area; Classic Oldies Cruise on the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle paddlewheeler & John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL; overnight in Hannibal, MO with Mark Twain Riverboat cruise on the Mississippi plus Twain’s boyhood home and museum; overnight in St. Louis; visit to Cathedral Basilica; Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour, home of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales; overnight in Louisville, KY with brunch cruise on the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville’s  sister ship –“ Mary M. Miller”,  – 12 meals

Autumn in Awesome New EnglandOctober 3 – 11, 2020
Includes the Rocky Coast of Maine – Foxwood Resort in CT; Mark Twain Museum in Hartford, CT; Yankee Candle headquarters in Deerfield, MA;  Kennebunkport, ME; Portland Head Lighthouse; Pemaquid Point; Cadillac Mountain/Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, ME; White Mountains in New Hampshire with lunch at Mount Washington Luxury Resort; Bragg  Farm Maple Sugarhouse;  Cold Hollow Cider Mill; Vermont Country Store ; Amish of Pennsylvania with included lunch & guided farmlands tour- 16 Meals

Mystery Tour  – October 15 – 17, 2020
Unique historic places, entertainment, great food – ALL ROADS LEAD TO FUN!  This tour filled up very quickly the past two years!

Creation Museum & The Ark Encounter October 20 – 23, 2020
3-nights in Lexington,KY;Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY; tour of Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Georgetown, KY; Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY; driving tour to include Keeneland Racetrack – 6 meals

Historic Savannah, St. Augustine & Charleston October 27 – 30, 2020
Overnight in Savannah, GA to include Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, tour of Savannah, included dinner at The Lady & Sons & Savannah Live variety show; Overnight in St. Augustine, FL to include Whetstone Chocolatiers, Fountain of Youth; open-air tram tour; overnight in Charleston to include included dinner at Sticky Fingers,  a guided tour & Old City Market – 6 meals

San Antonio on the Riverwalk – November 2 – 8, 2020
Includes Biloxi, Waco, TX & New Orleans, Overnight at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS with dinner; overnight in Houston, TX; tour of the capitol in Baton Rouge, LA; cajun lunch in Lafayette, LA; 3-nights in San Antonio with visit to Buckhorn Museum & Texas Ranger Hall of Fame; IMAX Theater; Alamo; barge ride on river canal; guided tour of city with visit to SAS Shoe Outlet;  Waco, TX to include Magnolia Market & the Silos, by Chip & Joanna Gaines; Dr. Pepper Museum; overnight in New Orleans with dinner in French Quarter  – 12 meals – *This tour requires that you can comfortably walk 4-5 blocks on several occasions

Virginia is for “Holiday” Lovers November 12 – 14, 2020
2-nights in Abingdon, VA to include musical “We’ll Meet Again” at the Barter Theater, included dinner at Martha Washington Inn; guided tour, Southwest VA Cultural Center & Marketplace;  Abingdon Olive Oil Company & White’s Mill & Mercantile; Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater in Wytheville, VA; Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA – 4 meals

Christmas in Myrtle Beach – November 16 – 18, 2020
2-nights in Myrtle Beach; Seafood Dinner; Carolina Opry Show; The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater; Christmas shopping – 4 meals

New York Christmas – December 3 – 7, 2020
Top of the Rock Observation deck at Rockefeller Center; 9/11 Memorial & Museum; Guided  tour of Manhattan Island;  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 9 – 12, 2020
3 night’s at the awesome Gaylord Opryland Hotel;  Tickets to Gaylord’s “ Fantasy in Ice”;  Country Christmas Dinner show featuring an  Entertainer to be announced; narrated ride on flatboat in Delta area of Hotel; Holiday Luncheon Cruise on General Jackson; Guided tour & 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

2021 Caribbean Cruise on MSC Seaside – February 19 – 28, 2021
Includes: pre-cruise & post-cruise hotels; all port charges, taxes, roundtrip motorcoach to & from Miami; included onboard the “Seaside” -“Easy Drink” Package, standard wifi & $50.00 onboard credit per stateroom; Ports include – San Juan, Puerto Rice; St. Thomas, Dominican Republic & Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve; most meals and entertainment on board the ship. Passport required!

 

 

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