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

 

 

Individual Trip Brochures ↓

 

 

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20th Anniversary Trip May  20 – 22, Date has been changed to September 8-10, 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.

CruiseTour to Alaska-  July 28- August 8, 2020     CANCELLED BY PRINCESS- see 2021 below 
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!

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       SOLD OUT
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        SOLD OUT
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–  CANCELLED DUE TO SHOWS BEING CLOSED – Will Offer In 2021
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

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!

Alaska CruiseTour 2021 – July 22 – August 4, 2021
6-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!

 

 

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