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May
6
Mon
2013
South Pacific Wonders
May 6 – May 24 all-day

South Pacific Wonders 

Day 1 – Day 2: Monday, May 06, 2013
Depart From Home

Today you board your flight and begin the adventure of a
lifetime. Crossing the International Dateline, you skip a day ahead.

 

Day 3: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Arrive Cairns, Australia

Your tour begins today in Cairns, the gateway to the Great
Barrier Reef. Don’t forget to look up at the Southern Hemisphere’s stars
this evening after you join your mates for a welcome dinner.
(D)

 

Day 4: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Cairns

Today visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center. You’ll
see traditional Aboriginal dances, learn about the Aboriginal lifestyle,
and even throw a boomerang or play a didgeridoo, a traditional
instrument. Browse the renowned art gallery and visit the interpretation
center, which houses a collection of interesting artifacts. This
afternoon a great experience awaits as you search for crocodiles in
their natural habitat during a visit to Hartley’s Croc Farm! Boardwalks
take you on a path of adventure through rainforests and woodlands to see
animals such as wild birds, reptiles and wallabies. While visiting
you also have the chance to meet some of the local koalas and have a
private talk with a wildlife naturalist to learn more about these cuddly
creatures.
Then, enjoy an exciting cruise in the lagoon looking for crocodiles before enjoying a delicious Aussie barbecue. (B, D)

 

Day 5: Friday, May 10, 2013
Great Barrier Reef

Board a high speed catamaran for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. This
is an immense series of 2,800 coral reefs which are home to amazingly
diverse marine life. From your base on Green Island, you are able to
explore the reef in many ways. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride*, a stroll
on the walking trail to take in the rain forest, relax on the beaches,
snorkel or just watch the fish and sea turtles swim past from the pier.
For a more adventurous encounter with the reef, optional scuba diving
and an outer reef tour are also available. Whichever way you choose,
you’ll see some of the world’s most fascinating marine and plant life.
(B, L)

 

Day 6: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Cairns – Sydney

Your morning is at leisure for independent exploration. Later today, fly to the bustling city of Sydney.
(B)

 

Day 7: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sydney

This morning enjoy a city tour of Sydney where the English
explorer James Cook first weighed anchor in 1770. Highlights of your
tour include Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks,
Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the fashionable Paddington
suburb. Then, discover one of the world’s most fascinating architectural
wonders during a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Next, enjoy a
unique opportunity to learn first-hand how raw opals are transformed
from the dark mine shafts to beautiful works of art. This evening is
free to explore Sydney at your leisure. Maybe try one of Sydney’s
eclectic restaurants!
(B)

 

Day 8: Monday, May 13, 2013
Sydney

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore Sydney your way. Your tour
manager will be on hand to offer suggestions. Tonight, experience the
best of Sydney. As you say your farewell to Australia, chat with new
friends and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of
Sydney Harbour.
The cruise takes in the beauty of Sydney’s skyline
and passes by Australia’s two most famous icons: the renowned Sydney
Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. (B, D)

 

Day 9: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sydney – Christchurch, New Zealand

You leave Australia behind and fly to New Zealand and the
historic city of Christchurch. Christchurch is known as “the most
English city outside of England,” dotted with magnificent gardens and an
elegant park district that earned the city the moniker of “the Garden
City.” Make yourself right at home this evening when a New Zealand
family welcomes you into their home for dinner! This is sure to be an
unforgettable evening during which you will make new friends, learn
about the customs of the “Kiwi’s” and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
(B, D)

 

Day 10: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Christchurch – Mt. Cook Region

This morning you will have some leisure time to explore
Christchurch on your own. You may wish to visit the International
Antarctic Centre to learn about the 7th continent. Later, depart for the
Mt. Cook region. En route, visit a Canterbury farmyard for a fantastic
opportunity to learn how a New Zealand family farm operates. You may
even catch a sheep shearing demonstration! Next, traverse the
spectacular countryside to New Zealand’s most famous national park, Mt.
Cook. Mt. Cook is one of the most impressive mountains in the world with
jagged contours and nearly vertical slopes. (B, D)

 

Day 11: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mt. Cook Region – Queenstown

This morning, if the weather permits, you may choose to view
the massive glaciers and extensive snow-covered mountain top terrain on
an optional glacier flightseeing tour. Or, perhaps enjoy nature during
free time in Mt. Cook National Park. Then, depart for Queenstown, one of
New Zealand’s loveliest cities and a top adventure destination. En
route, stop at a local fruit stand to gain an inside look at the produce
of New Zealand.
(B)

 

Day 12: Friday, May 17, 2013
Queenstown – Arrowtown – Queenstown

Enjoy a leisurely touring day as you set off for the
beautiful turn-of-the-century Gold Rush town of Arrowtown. Take time to
explore independently and stroll its quaint, historic streets. Next you
will explore the Central Otago region where many of New Zealand’s best
wines are grown and produced. During a stop at a local winery you visit
their storage cave for a wine tasting of some of their famous wines.
After the tasting, enjoy an exquisite lunch – complete with wine, of
course! (B, L)

 

Day 13: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Queenstown – Milford Sound – Queenstown

En route to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of the
Hollyford Valley. You’ll travel through beech forest via the Homer
Tunnel. During a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound
you’ll see why this fjord is one of the most visited sites on the South
Island.
With rock faces that rise nearly 4,000 feet on either side,
the scenery will take your breath away. Following your cruise, you
return to Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short optional
flight (weather permitting) for spectacular views of New Zealand’s
Southern Alps. (B, L)

 

Day 14: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Queenstown

A leisurely day in Queenstown offers several options to
enhance your vacation. Shop or people watch in the village or perhaps
take the optional “Journey through Middle Earth” tour, which takes you
through the majestic Remarkable Mountains and the breathtaking
Queenstown countryside showcasing many of the spots where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. This
evening, take in the city of Queenstown from above and soak in the
breathtaking views during a gondola ride to dinner at the Skyline
Restaurant overlooking Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.
(B, D)

 

Day 15: Monday, May 20, 2013
Queenstown – Nadi, Fiji

Today you will arrive in the beautiful paradise island of
Fiji. Fiji retains all the primitive cultural fascination of the South
Pacific. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters are
world-famous.
(B)

 

Day 16: Monday, May 20, 2013
Queenstown – Tour Ends

As your tour ends today, you continue on your personalized vacation.
(B)

 

Day 17: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Fiji

Today, your day is free to explore what the resort has to
offer on this tropical paradise. There are a number of relaxing and fun,
adventurous activities you can engage in. Tonight, enjoy a lovely
dinner. (B, D)

 

Day 18: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fiji

Today, your day is free to explore what the resort has to
offer on this tropical paradise. There are a number of relaxing and fun,
adventurous activities you can engage in.
(B)

 

Day 19: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Fiji – Tour Ends

Before your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered.
(B)

Jun
9
Sun
2013
Alaska Yukon Explorer and Inside Passage Cruise Vacation
Jun 9 – Jun 20 all-day

The Vacation Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip private motor coach transportation from the Hartford area.
  • Economy-class airfare from Chicago to Anchorage, Alaska and home from Vancouver, British, Columbia.
  • Transfers provided upon arrival and departure at all points during the tour and cruise.
  • First class hotel accommodations in twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, and cruise accommodations based on choice of Stateroom.
  • Meals as indicated in the Day by Day Itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary.
  • Local hosts and guides to accompany and assist us throughout the land portion of the tour itinerary.
  • Cruise line port charges and government taxes totaling $400 per person

Oct
9
Wed
2013
Discover Panama: The Land Between the Seas
Oct 9 – Oct 18 all-day

 


Presented By: Kettle Moraine Tours


Day 1: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Panama City, Panama – Tour Begins

Welcome to Panama, a country of lush rainforests, rich
history, diverse wildlife and spectacular coastlines. Your tour begins
in cosmopolitan Panama City.

 

Day 2: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Panama City

Meet your fellow travelers for a welcome breakfast before
embarking on a city tour. Visit Panama Viejo Visitors’ Center and
Cathedral Tower, exploring the ruins of the oldest Spanish settlement on
the Pacific. Next, stop at two local markets specializing in fresh
produce and seafood for an introduction to the specialty foods of
Panama. Continue to Casco Antiguo, the Old Quarter – a UNESCO World
Heritage site. A short walking tour down its cobblestoned streets
showcases the Plaza de la Independencia, the Presidential Palace, the
National Theater, and restored colonial churches and monuments. Tonight, experience a private culinary demonstration with a local chef and learn how typical Panamanian dishes are prepared. Then, enjoy a traditional Panamanian dinner. (B, D)

 

Day 3: Friday, November 08, 2013
Miraflores Locks-Galeta Marine Laboratory-Panama Canal Railway-Gamboa

Head to Miraflores Locks Visitor Center to view the Panama
Canal and learn about its rich past, present and future. Follow the
canal north into the rainforest. Enjoy lunch while overlooking the lush
tropical landscape. Learn more about Panama’s delicate ecosystems at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Galeta Marine Laboratory as a
staff biologist brings this breathtaking setting to life. See the
Caribbean side of Panama while strolling on boardwalks through the
mangroves and spotting indigenous birds. At the train station in
Colon, climb aboard the historic Panama Canal Railway and relax in
elegance as you are whisked past stunning scenery in perfectly restored
cars.
Continue to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort – your home for the next four nights. (B, L)

 

Day 4: Saturday, November 09, 2013
Panama Canal Cruise

This morning, follow your guide on a nature walk through the resort’s forest and gardens. Next, board the Pacific Queen for a partial transit through the Panama Canal.
Enjoy lunch on board and pass through two locks as you revel in a
once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this incredible engineering feat first
hand and learn all about its construction and operation. Disembark at
Flamenco Marina. Visit a local handicraft market and peruse artisan
souvenirs made by indigenous peoples, including the “mola” embroidery of
the Kuna Yala. Then, soak up the ambiance at the oceanfront Amador
Causeway and relish a seafood dinner.
(B, L, D)

 

Day 5: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Gamboa

With a day at leisure, perhaps enjoy the resort’s pool and
spa; soak in the sights and sounds from the hammock on your balcony; go
fishing in Gatun Lake; kayak in the Panama Canal or embark on an
optional day trip to Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute at Barro
Colorado Island Nature Monument for a guided trail walk.
(B)

 

Day 6: Monday, November 11, 2013
Emberá Indigenous Village

Set off for an excursion to an Emberá indigenous village.
Board dugout canoes for a scenic ride up the Chagres River to a
settlement of Emberá, the “Keepers of the Rainforest.” The Emberá strive
to preserve their heritage and love to share their traditional
techniques of homebuilding and handicrafts with visitors. Join in their
dances and partake in a simple lunch cooked traditionally before
returning to the mainland. The remainder of your afternoon is free to
enjoy Gamboa Resort.
(B, L, D)

 

Day 7: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Gamboa – Monkey Island or Rainforest Tram – Playa Bonita

Choose how to spend your morning! Get an up-close glimpse of
Panama’s wildlife during a cruise to Monkey Island or ride the Aerial
Tram for canopy level views of the rainforest. Spot iguanas, toucans,
sloths, and more. Relax for the remainder of the morning…perhaps take a
nature walk, visiting the resort’s butterfly house and orchid nursery;
or embark on an optional tour to Gatún Locks and the Portobelo Fort.
Depart Gamboa this afternoon for Playa Bonita and your five-star
beachfront resort.
(B)

 

Day 8: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Playa Bonita

Today, enjoy free time for relaxing on the beach, enjoying
the spa or amenities at your hotel, kayaking, or taking a nature walk in
the adjacent Punta Bruja Reserve. You may opt to take a tour to a
pineapple farm or an excursion to the enchanting Anton Valley, nestled
inside the second largest volcanic crater in the world. This evening, enjoy a private salsa lesson where you move to the rhythm of Panama and learn about its rich folkloric tradition. Afterwards, celebrate your journey to Panama at a farewell dinner overlooking the Pacific. (B, D)

 

Day 9: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Playa Bonita – Tour Ends

(B)


November 06 – November 14, 2013
9 Days •
15 Meals
8 Breakfasts • 3 Lunches • 4 Dinners


Highlights: Panama City, Culinary
Demonstration, Miraflores Locks, Smithsonian Galeta Marine Laboratory,
Panama Canal Railway, Gamboa, Pacific Queen Panama Canal Cruise, Emberá
Indigenous Village, Monkey Island Cruise or Aerial Tram, Playa Bonita,
Salsa Dance Lesson
Rates Per Person
DON’T MISS OUT! BOOK NOW!Double: $2749,
Single: $3449,

Triple: $2719

REGULAR RATES

Double: $2849,
Single: $3549,

Triple: $2819

*Included in Price:
Round Trip Air from Milwaukee Intl Airport,Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges,Hotel Transfers.
*Not Included in Price:
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $220 per person.

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 – 2 Crowne Plaza Panama, Panama City
Day 3 – 6 Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Gamboa
Day 7 – 8 Intercontinental Playa Bonita, Playa Bonita
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Essential Experiences
  • Ride the historic Panama Canal Railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
  • Traverse the Panama Canal through two locks aboard the Pacific Queen and learn about this engineering marvel.
  • Travel by dugout canoe to an Emberá village and learn about their traditional indigenous culture.
  • Learn to prepare unique Panamanian dishes at an exclusive culinary demonstration.
  • Enjoy four relaxing nights in a deluxe river view room – complete with balcony and hammock – at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

For more information call

Scott Lopas

Kettle Moraine Tours


(262) 673-3550


Included Meals Key
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
 
Extend your vacation with…


Optional 4 Days 3-Night Bocas del Toro Islands Pre Extension
Rate: $1099 USD per person, double,
land & air inclusive5 Meals:
3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Day 1: Panama City, Panama – Tour Begins

Welcome to Panama. After an overnight in cosmopolitan Panama City, beautiful Bocas del Toro awaits.

Day 2: Panama City – Bocas del Toro Islands

Fly to the tropical archipelago known as Bocas del Toro, near
the Costa Rican border. Discovered by Columbus in 1502, the islands
enclose the calm, green Caribbean waters of Chiriqui Lagoon and boast
exotic beaches, lush greenery, banana plantations and a relaxed calypso
lifestyle. It’s the kind of Caribbean hideaway one expects to find only
in an old Bogart film and it’s a hard place to leave. Enjoy your stay at
the Playa Tortuga Hotel and Beach Resort, on the island of Colon.
Settle into island life with dinner featuring Caribbean cuisine at your
resort as you experience the best of Bocas hospitality. (B, D)

Day 3: Bocas del Toro Islands

After breakfast, start your exploration of the natural wonders
of Isla Bastimentos Marine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Featuring spectacular coral reefs and warm crystal-clear waters, it is a
paradise for swimmers and divers. Explore Dolphin Bay by boat for a
chance to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment. The
adventure continues with a visit to Coral Cay, a lovely reef with
plentiful sea creatures. Enjoy lunch at leisure at a laid-back
restaurant built over the water. Delight in Bocas del Toro seafood
specialties in-between snorkeling and swimming opportunities from the
dock. Next, continue by boat to Red Frog Beach, named for the otherwise
rare species of dart frog that is abundant on this island. After a
nature walk to spot the tiny frogs, take in the Caribbean atmosphere at
one of Bocas’ largest and most beautiful beaches. Return to your resort
for dinner overlooking the tropical seas and soak up more island vibes.
(B, D)

Day 4: Bocas del Toro Islands – Panama City

Start your day with a visit to Bocas del Drago and Starfish
Beach, a peaceful stretch of coast where you can wade in the clear
waters with hundreds of giant starfish. Afterwards, explore eclectic
Bocas Town, a charming Caribbean outpost village of rustic wooden
houses, shops and bars filled with colorful characters. Bocas Town
exudes a funky charm and is the reason why so many international
expatriates choose to retire here. Browse for souvenirs and find a café
for lunch before flying back to Panama City where you join your fellow
travelers to begin the tour.
(B)

 


AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
Gamboa
Fishing Excursion at Gatun Lake • $85.00
Take in the ambience of the rainforest from your own
fishing boat while you relax amongst the sights and sounds of the
tropics. Panama boasts some of the best fishing in the world; fishermen
are always impressed by the plentitude and variety of fish in Gatún
Lake, once the largest manmade lake in the world. It is a wonderful
habitat for species like the peacock bass or sargento, tarpon, snook,
and oscar. Board your boat, which holds four passengers; a Gamboa
fishing guide joins you for a private guided tour of the lake to show
you the best spots. Surrounded by the peace and tranquility of lush
tropical forests, this is a great tour to enjoy the bounties of nature
that Gatún Lake offers. A sandwich, fruit, bottled water, soda and beer
are included. Bring comfortable clothes; hat, sun block, sunglasses and
insect repellent are recommended. Transportation & fishing
equipment is included.
Gatun Locks & Portobelo Fort • $120.00
Delve further into the history of Panama and the Canal
with a visit to the Gatún Locks and Portobelo Fort, a UNESCO World
Heritage site. At Gatún Locks, enjoy an up-close view from the
observation deck of the three locks in action and the mules (electric
locomotives) which guide ships through. Gain a complete perspective of
the entire canal route. Each lock chamber requires almost 27 million
gallons of water to fill – and then drain – which occurs in less than 10
minutes. The massive 7-ft. thick gates control the flow, helping ships
raise or lower 85 feet on their journey to the Pacific or Atlantic
Ocean. Continue towards Colon and the spectacular Caribbean coast on
your way to the sleepy bayside town of Portobelo, founded in 1597.
Portobelo played a crucial role in the silver trade routes of Panama’s
past and the pirates’ routes of plunder. Enjoy lunch at a lovely local
seafood restaurant. See the colonial fortifications where the canons are
still pointing towards the bay they once protected. After exploring the
historic Fort and the Custom House, visit San Felipe Church, home to
Panama’s most venerated religious figure, the Black Christ. According to
legend it possesses divine powers. This tour provides an in-depth look
into Panama’s colorful past and exposes you to some of its most stunning
scenery.
Kayaking in the Panama Canal • $55.00
Cruise around the Chagres River, the islands of Gatún
Lake and to the edge of the Panama Canal onboard your own kayak and
truly experience the rainforest. Glide through the water at your own
pace, listening to birds chirping. Search the surrounding jungle for
howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, eagles and many other wild animals.
Explore this tranquil setting, making your adventure as relaxed and
leisurely as you wish. In this stunningly unique setting, there is no
better way to connect with nature. Bring comfortable clothes and water
shoes; shorts, light t-shirt, hat, sun block, and insect repellent are
recommended, along with spare clothes for after your trip. Kayaking
equipment is included.
Rainforest Canopy Tour Aerial Tram • $55.00
Experience the sights and sounds of a tropical
rainforest, as you ascend from the shadowy forest floor through the
dense undergrowth and up 280 feet to its sun-drenched canopy. Your
naturalist guide describes the flora and fauna that surround you as
howler monkeys call out in the distance. It’s a feast for the senses;
colorful birds and butterflies surround, and you might also encounter
iguanas, sloths or white-faced capuchin monkeys. Once at the top, you
can climb the 100 foot tall observation tower for views of the vast
rainforest of Soberanía National Park while watching the cargo ships
maneuver through the Galliard Cut. Continue on to interpretive exhibits
of native flora, fauna and culture. Throughout this adventure your guide
will be on hand to explain and enhance your encounters.Please Note: Discover Panama program ONLY: On Day 7, the Aerial tram
ride (without exhibits) or Monkey Island option is included in your tour
as a choice activity. If you wish to participate in the other trip,
please purchase as an option for Day 5.
Sunset Safari • $45.00
What are the rainforest animals doing as the sun goes
down? Search for them during a sunset tour from an open-air boat. Enjoy
the chance to spot tapirs, capybaras, alligators, rare tropical
opossums, western night monkeys, and two-toed sloths. Luminescent pairs
of eyes reveal scores of reptiles hunting at dusk along the edges of the
river and Gatún Lake. Two protected species – the crocodile and the
caiman – populate local water, but reptiles are not the only stars of
this twilight adventure; calls of the nightjar (a whippoorwill cousin)
and frogs echo over the still water. Bats dive to the water’s surface
for a quick drink. During your sunset safari, learn interesting facts
about the Gamboa area. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the
sights and sounds of the waterfront as night falls.
Bring comfortable clothes and shoes; long pants, camera, flashlight, and
insect repellent are recommended.
Playa Bonita
El Valle de Anton • $99.00
El Valle is one of the most precious destinations in
Panama. Nestled inside the second largest volcanic crater in the world,
the Anton Valley is surrounded by jagged peaks and boasts a lush,
verdant setting and cooler temperatures. Enjoy lunch at Bruschetta´s
Restaurant, a Tuscan inspired restaurant with delicious cuisine. Then
head into town and browse the wonderful market known throughout the
region, where villagers descend from nearby towns to buy and sell their
goods. Admire the produce and flowers, and try out your bargaining
skills for handicrafts including wooden bowls, paintings, hammocks,
baskets, ceramics, and molas – the famous reverse-stitched embroidery of
the Kuna Yala from the San Blas Islands. At the Nispero wildlife
center, learn about the conservation efforts to save the Panamanian
golden frog, a tiny yellow and black toad just 2 inches long. This
journey into the picturesque highlands is the perfect complement to your
time spent in cosmopolitan Panama City, the tropical rainforest and on
the beach.
Pineapple Plantation • $95.00
Today, set off for an internationally recognized
pineapple farm – Dulce Maria “Las Tres Marías” for an unforgettable
experience. Learn about one of Panama’s most important products and
savor the tropical flavors when you taste the delicious fruit. Located
in Chorerra, these pineapples are grown in some of the most fertile
soils in all of Panama and are praised for their divine sweetness and
fragrance. Normally, this farm is not open to the public, so yours is an
exclusive visit to the fields, complemented with a detailed explanation
from the growers on how they cultivate the perfect fruit. Enjoy a
demonstration of the entire process, from planting and harvesting to
storing and packing the pineapples. A tasting of freshly sliced
pineapple and fresh pineapple juice highlights your lunch made up of
typical local cuisine. Get a true taste of the local culture during your
memorable visit.


CANCELLATION WAIVER:
Worry-Free Cancellation
Our industry-leading
cancellation waiver offers travelers a full cash refund for the price of
the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost
of the waiver. Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you’re
protected.Plus, you’re covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver
and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or
return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a
baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more,
you’re covered.

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is just $220 per person.

Click here for complete details.


TRAVEL TIPS:
Discover Panama:
Listed below is important information to assist you in
preparing for your upcoming trip. This information provided will help
you have a more enjoyable experience while you are on your tour.
Accommodations
On some programs, there are a limited number of single and
triple rooms. Double rooms usually consist of 2 beds. Triple rooms are
normally a standard double room with 2 beds. A cot or rollaway bed may
be added to the double room at some hotels, based on room size and fire
codes. When triples are not available, appropriate charges for single
and twin accommodations will be assessed.
We make every effort to accommodate your specific requests and forward
them to the hotels. These requests cannot be guaranteed as hotels may
not always be able to honor them.
Check-in times are set by individual hotel properties and vary by hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, there may be a delay in gaining access
to your room as most hotels offer afternoon check-in. We ask guests to
observe check-out times at all properties as designated by the hotel.
Some hotels require a credit card imprint or your passport information
upon check-in in order to activate telephones in the rooms and for
potential incidental charges. Most hotels charge an access fee for using
phones in hotel rooms. Please check with the front desk personnel at
each hotel for specific policies.
Hotel membership programs are not applicable.
In certain countries, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than standard U.S.
accommodations. Please be assured that we use high quality properties
throughout each country.
ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply outside
of the United States.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make
reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour
participants. Persons requiring individual assistance must be
accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible
for, providing the necessary assistance. Neither our personnel nor its
suppliers may physically lift or assist clients onto transportation
vehicles.
We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member
who has special mobility, dietary or other like needs.
Arrival Day Suggestions
Due to varied flight schedules and different arrival times
of our tour guests, your tour will not have any scheduled activities
prior to dinner on Day 1. Should your flight schedule allow for an
earlier arrival time that day, enjoy the great opportunity for some
independent exploration.
Clothing & Packing Tips
Bring a camera, film, and batteries and be sure to bring
enough photography supplies for your entire trip. If you have a video
camera, bring an extra battery, plus proper recharging equipment. Due to
security screening, we recommend storing your equipment in your
carry-on luggage.
Bring a travel alarm clock, travel sewing kit and an alcohol based gel
hand sanitizer when soap and water is not accessible. Pack items that
may leak in plastic bags. In many cases, laundry services are available
to you at the hotel, for an additional charge. Do not pack any articles
of value in your checked luggage. As a precaution, we suggest that you
divide the contents of your suitcase with your traveling companion.
Avoid over packing and leave room for souvenirs that you plan to take
back home. You may opt to pack wash cloths as they are not readily
available in international hotels.
If you are taking prescription medication, please be sure to
take an adequate supply for your tour and a few additional days, in
original prescription containers. Medication should be packed in your
carry-on baggage. Do not place it in your checked luggage. You may want
to carry an extra prescription in a separate bag in case medication is
lost.
Collette Foundation
The Collette Foundation is currently supporting the
Victoriano Lorenzo School. The school is located near the indigenous
village of Embera and serves the local community. Nearly half the
children reside in the nearby indigenous community and others are from
small surrounding farming communities. The Collette Foundation is
funding the renovation of their very modest cafeteria, allowing for a
clean place to prepare lunch and a comfortable space for the students to
eat.Many travelers have inquired about in-kind donations. The Collette
Foundation does not accept in-kind donations directly, however, if you
would like to bring items the children are in need of, below is a list
of suggestions:• pencils
• paper
• soap
• washcloths
• basic first aid supplies (no medicine, please)

For more information about the Collette Foundation please visit
www.collettefoundation.org.

Currency
Your personal bank card may work at local ATM machines in
the destination you are traveling to and would dispense local currency.
Please contact your bank to determine if this option is available, that
your PIN number will be accepted, to inform them that you are traveling
and to determine if any charges apply for each transaction.
You may exchange your money at airports, banks, exchange bureaus, and at
most hotels. In most cases, a commission charge will be assessed to
exchange your money. At the hotel or in the city usually offer a better
currency exchange rate than airports.
We recommend carrying only a few major credit cards. Credit card
purchases often provide an extra guarantee on your purchase (check with
your specific credit card company for details and fees). It is advisable
to contact any credit card company you intend utilizing while on tour
before you depart to notify them where you will be traveling, to avoid
any rejection of services.
The US dollar is the only paper currency in circulation in Panama.
Panama also uses its own coin currency, the Balboa, which is equivalent
to one US dollar. You may use US dollars in Panama without any problem,
however, change in coins may be in US currency or in Balboa. Balboa
coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents.
Small bills will be needed for lunches, gratuities and small items such
as postcards and postage. Please note that bills cannot be very old,
torn or marked on or they will not be accepted by local banks or
institutions.
If optional tours are made available to purchase, please note that
credit cards must have an expiration date of greater than 30 days from
the start of the tour.
Electricity
Electricity in Panama is 110 V – 60Hz. Outlets accept the flat blade two-prong plugs (most common in the United States).
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or
converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan
to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the
country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual
voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. PLEASE NOTE: the
voltage in most areas of Panama is identical to that of the US.
When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the
converter electric current level to make sure it the same or greater
than the items you are planning on using.
If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please
remember to pack an extension cord & adapter plug to ensure proper
function.
Elevation
The highest elevation on this tour is at Cerro Ancon peak,
654 feet above sea level. Most time on this tour is spent at sea level.
Helpful Hints
Bring a copy of your passport/identification and pack it
separately from the original.
Leave a copy of your tour itinerary at home with your emergency contact
and a copy of your passport.
Remember when flying you can only take one quart size bag with no more
than 3 ounces of any one liquid. Liquids that do not fit in the one
quart size bag and are larger than 3 ounces will be discarded by
security.
Remember to hydrate and get up and stretch while flying.
If you are considering using your cell phone while traveling
internationally, you should check with your cell provider concerning
their access and charges for overseas calls, texting and emailing for
the specific destination you are traveling to.
Included Features
The following are included in your tour package:
transportation via motorcoach, accommodations, hotel luggage handling,
meals, sightseeing, admission charges (as outlined in your itinerary),
and applicable gratuities for bellmen, doormen and dining room wait
staff. Customary gratuities for cruise ship personnel, overnight/train
personnel, hotel housekeeping staff, local sightseeing guides, drivers
and tour managers have not been included.
Luggage
Due to the limited motorcoach capacity, one carry-on (36
inches in length, height and width; not to exceed 11 lbs. /5.2 kg.) and
one checked luggage (62 inches in length, height and width; weight not
to exceed 23kg/50lbs) are allowed.
Please consult with your scheduled airline as luggage fees and
restrictions vary by carrier and destination.
Wheeled carry-ons are not suitable for coach tours.
If you exceed the limit of 2 bags, we cannot guarantee that your
additional luggage will be able to fit in the touring vehicle. Storage
or shipment of additional luggage will be at your own expense.
If we are able to accommodate your additional luggage, we will assess a
fee of 4 USD per bag per hotel.
Please remember to label your luggage and important items with your
name, home address and telephone number. We recommend labeling your
luggage on both outside and inside of the bag.
Please attach only the plastic luggage tag included in this mailing to
your checked luggage before checking in for your flight.
Your paper luggage tag is to be attached at the first hotel.
We cannot assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to
luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft or normal wear and
tear that results from hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is
in your best interest to have adequate insurance (such as our
comprehensive “No Worries Travel Protection”) to cover these
eventualities.
Meals
Most meals are included as indicated in your document
itinerary.
Guests with special dietary requirements must advise their travel
counselor at the time of booking and also the tour manager upon joining
the tour.
When information is provided, every effort will be made to accommodate
these requests.
Please be advised that the average cost of meals (not inclusive of tax
and gratuity) that are not included in your tour are as follows: lunch
10 to 15 USD and dinner 20 to 40 USD.
Tipping in Panama is a customary 10-15%, which you can add when paying a
restaurant bill if it does not already include a service charge. In
Panama it is recommended for travelers to drink purified or mineral
bottled water, though tap water is considered safe in most areas. Water
can be easily purchased at hotels and local convenience stores.
Miscellaneous
When visiting the Embera Village, you will be required to
board a dug-out canoe (with assistance from boat captain and staff)
which has restricted legroom. The canoe ride is approx. 20 minutes long.
If you have hip implants or a restricted ability to board and
comfortably sit in a canoe, please check with your doctor in advance and
inform your Tour Manager. You may choose to remain at the Gamboa
Rainforest Resort and take advantage of the hotel amenities/activities
this day instead.
Reading List
Interested in reading about your destination before you
depart? We have pre-selected travel guides, novels and books on history,
nature and art to help enhance your total vacation experience. You can
access the complete list by typing the following into your web browser.
Select the region of the world to find your tour:
http://www.longitudebooks.com/find/d/676/r/CV/mcms.html
Shopping
One of the best parts of traveling is coming back home with
souvenirs that really reflect the place you’ve just been.
As you explore Panama, be on the lookout its most famous products —
coffee; rum; wood and tagua nut (“vegetable ivory”) carvings; brightly
colored mola (reverse-stitched embroidery of the Kuna Yala indigenous
people); baskets made by the Emberá indigenous people; leather goods;
ceramics; other handicrafts; jewelry; posters; and T-shirts with nature
and wildlife themes.
You’re sure to find anything and everything here! Panama City is truly a
modern and cosmopolitan shopping center, famous in Latin America for
duty-free and luxury goods. World-famous fashion boutiques and
department stores in megaplex shopping malls can be found all over
Panama City.
If you purchase DVDs or other electronic equipment, check to be sure
they are compatible with your PC or other home equipment.
Smoking
Smoking Restrictions:
Our tours are non-smoking throughout.
If you require a smoking room, please alert your agent upon tour
booking.
Please be mindful of locations where smoking is prohibited: the
motorcoach, at dining venues and other restricted areas on tour
including most hotels. Customers are responsible for any fines incurred
for failure to comply with smoking restrictions.
Time Zone
Panama is on the same time as US Eastern Time, and does not
honor daylight savings time. Therefore, Panama is one hour behind U.S
Eastern Time when the U.S honors daylight savings time.
Transportation
Flight Information, Departure Taxes & Fees
Land Only Vacations:
If you chose to purchase a land only vacation, pay particular attention
to flight segments that occur during the tour which are not included in
your land only rate.
You must purchase these internal flight segments and the schedule must
match the flights that we utilize on the group tour.
Please provide us with your flight schedules for the entire tour six
weeks prior to departure so we may secure services if you purchased
transfers from us, as well as maintain emergency contact.
Air Inclusive Vacations
Air inclusive vacations cover air transport to and from your origin
gateway as well as all internal air segments on tour.
In order to comply with Homeland Security’s “Secure Flight” mandate, all
passengers must provide full name, date of birth and gender at time of
reservation. Your airline ticket must match the name on your valid,
non-expired, government issued photo ID to be shown at the airport
(including middle name, first or middle initial).
If you are a member of a participating frequent flyer program, provide
the number upon booking and retain the passenger copy of your ticket and
boarding pass to ensure that you receive proper credit of your mileage.Some air tickets are not eligible for mileage accrual.
Whenever possible, we will add charges for air departure taxes to your
invoice. Some international arrival and departure fees are not included
in your air ticket and must be paid by you on tour in local currency.
Transfers
We are pleased to provide you with complimentary airport to hotel, and
hotel to airport transfers at the beginning and end of an escorted tour
when you purchase an air-inclusive vacation.
Land-only clients who have purchased round trip transfers will be
accommodated at the same times as air inclusive clients.
Arrival meeting locations and transfer departure times are provided on
your document booklets.
On some programs there may be a waiting period at the airport due to
varying flight schedules of other arriving passengers.
If you have secured your own transfer, you may meet your tour manager at
the hotel.
Motorcoach Information: We do not own or operate vehicles. We charter
quality coaches that are temperature controlled vehicles. Coach size may
vary based upon the number of tour patrons. In certain countries,
lavatory equipped motorcoaches are not available or the lavatory is for
emergency use only.
Frequent stops will be made en route for comfort and convenience.
Seat Rotation: Seats are rotated for the benefit of our tour guests.
This fosters communication, and enables our guests to enjoy a variety of
vantage points on the motorcoach. Guests will rotate seats at least
once a day, as directed by the tour manager. In fairness to all, there
will be no exceptions to this policy.
Mel Tillis Capital Civic Center Manitowoc
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
Oct
30
Wed
2013
Spain’s Costa del Sol
Oct 30 – Nov 9 all-day

Experience the beauty and scenic wonders of the Andalusia region of Spain. Breathtaking scenery awaits in and around every city as you discover all this region has to offer. From the extensive  coastline of the Costa del Sol to the rich architectural heritage of Granada, you’re sure to experience the hospitality and variety of culture that makes Spain one of the three most visited countries in the world.

Jan
23
Thu
2014
Honolulu and Hawaiian Islands Cruise
Jan 23 – Feb 3 all-day

Reservations made before Friday, September 13, 2013 will receive a $100 credit!

 

The Vacation Price Includes:
• Round trip private motor coach transportation from the Hartford area to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
• Economy-class air transportation.
• Transportation and sightseeing by deluxe private motor coach on pre and post-cruise days.
• First-class hotel accommodations in Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Breakfast in Honolulu and all meals onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America.
• Cruise accommodations aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America based on choice of Stateroom.
• Complete use of all ship’s facilities and nightly entertainment.
• Cruise line port charges, taxes and fees totaling $440 per person.

Mar
26
Wed
2014
Tropical Costa Rica
Mar 26 – Apr 7 all-day

Join KM Tours as we travel with Collette Vacations to the wonders of Costa Rica!

Jun
18
Wed
2014
Alaska
Jun 18 – Jun 29 all-day
May
25
Mon
2015
Pomeranian Heritage Tour
May 25 – Jun 6 all-day
Jun
17
Wed
2015
Alaska
Jun 17 – Jun 27 all-day

SOLD OUT!!! Please see August departure date!!

Aug
2
Sun
2015
Alaska Yukon Adventure
Aug 2 – Aug 12 all-day
Sep
16
Wed
2015
Celebration Belle, Mississippi River Cruise
Sep 16 @ 7:28 pm – Sep 17 @ 8:28 pm
Sep
27
Sun
2015
Alpine Oktoberfest Holiday Tour
Sep 27 – Oct 5 all-day
Feb
2
Tue
2016
Hawaii
Feb 2 – Feb 12 all-day
Feb
19
Fri
2016
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Getaway
Feb 19 – Feb 27 all-day

JUST ANNOUNCED!! At your request, KM Tours has added another exciting getaway to the winter schedule, our EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE GETAWAY! Explore Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk, San Juan, St Thomas and Half Moon Cay on this 9 day Cruise Getaway in the dead of winter. Pricing from $2039 per person, double, or go for a balcony stateroom for $2345. In between, Oceanview cabins are $2195.

Mar
6
Sun
2016
Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training in Scottsdale
Mar 6 – Mar 11 all-day

YES, SPRING TRAINING TOUR TIME IS BACK!! At $1985 per person double, this one hotel stay in the heart of Scottsdale Arizona brings you lots of entertainment packed into a 6 day getaway. Come Join the Fun on this 3 game / sightseeing escape to sunny Scottsdale and Sedona, Arizona.

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Gulf Shore Breezes – Mayflower Value Tour
Apr 16 – Apr 23 all-day

VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, APRIL 12TH & 16th AND POSSIBLE MAY DATES MAY STILL HAVE SOME ROOM… CALL FOR DEPARTURE AVAILABILITY!!

Jun
11
Sat
2016
Alaska & The Yukon June 11-22, 2016
Jun 11 – Jun 22 all-day

PLEASE NOTE: This tour has expanded by 1 day from the original schedule, now departing June 11, giving us an EXTRA DAY in DAWSON in the YUKON TERRITORY. The revised brochure is loaded here now. Extra day, SAME PRICE! Better Value!!
***** As of April 1, 2016, availability very limited, call today to check on space available for this summer’s Land & Sea adventure – Scott *****

Sep
19
Mon
2016
Grand Germany’s Festivals and Celebrations + River Cruising
Sep 19 – Sep 28 all-day

Sorry, at the present time we are unable to take any further bookings for this trip… Let’s start planning for 2017 now!!

Oct
1
Sat
2016
MYSTERY TOUR TIME – ??? Mystery Weekend Getaway ???
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

You’ve been asking about the next Mystery Tour, and HERE IT COMES!! Always favorites of our KM Tours Travelers, we know this one will NOT disappoint. Our intentions were to create a Mystery Tour day trip, but… we found so many fun things to do we HAD to turn in into a Mystery Tour WEEKEND! Join us for the start of fall colors and fascinating discoveries on this Saturday-Sunday adventure. Where will we go? What will we do?? Can’t say. But we will tell you that casinos and shopping malls are NOT part of this weekend — we have specialized tours for those activities! Sign up now, these always sell out quickly!!

Oct
5
Wed
2016
Incredible Ireland
Oct 5 – Oct 14 all-day

We’re very excited to expand our adventure to Ireland to include Northern Ireland as well as some of our traditional Irish favorite sights and activities from prior visits. Daniel O’Donnell fans will enjoy our visit to the area where he grew up which now boasts the Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Center. Time is short to get your reservation in so don’t miss out on Incredible Ireland this fall!

Nov
27
Sun
2016
New York Holiday Adventure
Nov 27 – Dec 3 all-day

What could be better than New York… at Christmas time! This week long motorcoach adventure includes a tour of Manhattan to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero Memorial and Museum, Our ticket to a Broadway Show, the world famous ROCKETTES, TV and Movie set tour, and of course the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree will be up for us to enjoy on our New York Holiday Adventure.
NEWS FLASH!! This tour has been backed up one day to depart on Sunday November 27th, returning Saturday the 3rd. That way you can still do the PACKER GAME on SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th! You know you want to… So check out the revised brochure which we have now posted. Come Join the New York FUN!!

Jan
21
Sat
2017
2017 KM Tours TRAVEL SHOWCASE
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come discover what’s new in 2017 (and a peak at 2018 as well!!) when you join us Saturday January 21st at the Hartford Ponderosa Steakhouse, 1285 East Sumner Street in Hartford, from 10 to Noon. Call us at 262-223-0234 to reserve a place, then… get set to Come Join the Fun with us in the New Year!!

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Arizona Getaway – Escape to the Valley of the Sun, Enjoy Brewers Spring Training
Mar 5 – Mar 10 all-day

Arizona Spring Training… or simply an Arizona getaway… YOU CHOOSE how you want to enjoy your time in the SUN and FUN of the southwest with us in March. Whatever your choose, YOU WIN with KM Tours ARIZONA GETAWAY 2017!!

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Highlights of the HOLY LAND – Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea
Mar 21 – Mar 30 all-day

This is one we’ve been getting so many requests for, and in March we return to Israel and the walk in the footsteps of the spiritual and religious greats. One of my personal favorite places to visit, I’m sure it will leave you spirit-filled as well. Yes, it IS safe and my two daughters will confirm that from our prior visit to THE HOLY LAND. A must for every believer – sl SHALOM

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Backroads of SUNNY FLORIDA Mayflower VALUE TOUR
Mar 31 – Apr 7 all-day

This is Mayflower’s annual Value Tour, and what an exceptional value for 2017! Make it an 8 day adventure to start your spring in style. Be sure to mention KM Tours when booking if you call direct, or let us make your reservation for you!

PLEASE NOTE ***** THIS TOUR DEPARTS ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED *****

Apr
7
Fri
2017
KM Tours SPRING MYSTERY TOUR
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day

Always a favorite among our travelers, we are looking forward to another opportunity for travel fun filled with surprises! Sit back, relax and see where the road takes us and what places and activities we have planned with you in mind. No passport required, just a willingness to take in a cornucopia of points of interest on this two day getaway!!

Jul
8
Sat
2017
ALASKA and the YUKON – 12 day adventure (8 by land, 4 cruising)
Jul 8 – Jul 19 all-day

We’ve done Alaska and the Yukon for 25 years straight now!! In 2017, we are looking forward to our expanded land itinerary, giving us 2 nights in Denali adjoining the National Park, along with our two night stay in Dawson City, plus Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whitehorse, and 4 nights aboard the ms Volendam Holland America Cruise Ship. This truly is the BEST OF ALASKA AND THE YUKON by land, rail, and sea. Yes, the domed railcar journey from Anchorage to Denali and the narrow-gauge White Pass railroad (making an almost 3000 foot descent from Frasier to Skagway) are two very popular highlights on this tour. Interest has already been very strong for ALASKA AND THE YUKON in 2017, so don’t delay in signing up to join Scott in July!

Aug
6
Sun
2017
KM Tours SUMMER MYSTERY TOUR
Aug 6 – Aug 9 all-day

It’s FOUR TIMES the fun, on this summer FOUR DAY MYSTERY TOUR!!! And it’s not too soon to sign up for this tour, an out-state adventure packed with interesting highlights. Priced at $678, don’t miss out on this fun-filled four day getaway this August!

Aug
23
Wed
2017
Wonderful WASHINGTON DC Holiday
Aug 23 – Aug 29 all-day

From Gettysburg on the way there, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the way home… enjoy the best our Nation’s Capital has to offer on this week long motorcoach adventure. The monuments, the White House, US Capital Building, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam Wall and Korean War Memorial, Goerge and Martha’s Mt Vernon home and quaint Alexandria, come see it all!!

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Wonders of ITALY
Nov 9 – Nov 18 all-day

 Eight nights in Incredible Italy
 Four nights in the resort of Sorrento
 Tour historic Pompeii
 Visit the amazing Isle of Capri
 Explore the magnificent Amalfi Coast
 Visit historic Monte Cassino Monastery
 4 nights in the “Eternal City” of Rome
 Tour Rome and visit the Colosseum
 Tour the Vatican City and visit the amazing Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
 Optional tour to the city of Florence
 First class/4 – star hotels throughout
 English Speaking Tour Escort throughout
 12 Meals – 4 dinners and 8 breakfasts

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Hawaiian Islands Cruise
Feb 2 – Feb 11 all-day

It’s time to return to Paradise in the Pacific, and this winter we’re back to cruising the islands! Starting on Oahu getting acclimated in Waikiki, then on to our traveling hotel and restaurants aboard the Pride of America NCL cruise ship. We take in two more days on each of the outer islands of Maui, the big island of Hawaii and Kauai before returning to Honolulu harbor for our last day of exploration. Just unpack once on-board and settle in for the most relaxing way to discover the Aloha spirit and hang-loose lifestyle of the Hawaiian Islands in the dead of Wisconsin’s winter! I can’t wait!!

Mar
5
Mon
2018
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
Mar 5 – Mar 12 all-day

You’ve been asking for this one… a tour of all the exciting places along the Cali Coast that you’ve heard about and seen on TV and in the movies. Stop dreaming about it and Come Join the Fun with us in March for a quick warm-up along the sunny California Coast with KM Tours.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Creation Museum and Noah’s Ark Exhibit
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

There has been a growing pilgrimage to these somewhat remote areas of Kentucky, to experience the Creation Museum and the nearby recreated Noah’s Ark exhibit. All of your admissions are covered, Plus some fun extras that are “included” in your tour program and price, like the riverboat dinner cruise on the Ohio River. All of your breakfasts, and all of your dinners are also included when you Come Join the Fun with KM Tours next March.

Apr
8
Sun
2018
Mayflower’s NATCHEZ SPRING PILGRIMAGE Value Tour
Apr 8 – Apr 15 all-day

It’s the 2018 Value Tour from Mayflower, check out the fun that awaits you in Mississippi!

May
12
Sat
2018
KM Tours 2018/2019 TOUR PRESENTATION
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

JOIN US AT HARTFORD PONDEROSA, 1285 E Sumner Street, at 10am Saturday May 12th to learn about those recently added tours for you to join us this summer and fall, plus several great trips planned in early 2019. Call 262-223-0234 to let us know you’re coming, then get set to Come Join the Fun with KM Tours!

May
25
Fri
2018
Spectacular Scandinavian & Russia Cruise!
May 25 – Jun 3 all-day

***************THIS TOUR CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ADDITIONAL TRAVELERS ***************
You’ve been asking for a repeat of this one… interest was strong but not before space evaporated on this one in 2017, so we’ve brought it back for 2018… DON’T DELAY, cruise space can be revoked at any time, so lock in before this one sails away to Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, and Finland!

Jun
20
Wed
2018
ALASKA and the YUKON – 12 day adventure (8 by land, 4 cruising)
Jun 20 – Jul 1 all-day

**************THIS TOUR CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ADDITIONAL TRAVELERS **************
We’ve done Alaska and the Yukon for 26 years straight now!! In 2018, we are looking forward to our expanded land itinerary, giving us 2 nights in Denali adjoining the National Park, along with our two night stay in Dawson City, plus Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whitehorse, and 4 nights aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Cruise Ship. This truly is the BEST OF ALASKA AND THE YUKON by land, rail, and sea. Yes, the domed railcar journey from Anchorage to Denali and the narrow-gauge White Pass railroad (making an almost 3000 foot descent from Frasier to Skagway) are two very popular highlights on this tour. Interest has already been very strong for ALASKA AND THE YUKON in 2018, so don’t delay in signing up to join Scott in June!

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Magical IRELAND Tour
Oct 3 – Oct 12 all-day

**************THIS TOUR HAS VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY**************
We’re very excited to return to Ireland with an incredible tour that includes Northern Ireland as well as some of our traditional Irish favorite sights and activities from prior visits. Daniel O’Donnell fans will enjoy our visit to the area where he grew up which now boasts the Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Center. Interest has been very strong, so don’t wait… you’ll want to be sure to Come Join the Fun in Incredible Ireland in the fall!

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Spectacular Italy including Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Rome
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – Nov 9 @ 11:00 pm
Nov
26
Mon
2018
Christmas 2018 in NASHVILLE
Nov 26 – Nov 30 all-day

This tour has it all… framed within deluxe accommodations of the famed Gaylord Opryland Resort!

Jan
26
Sat
2019
KM Tours Travel Presentation – Hartford Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Extra Extra, Hear all about it!! Come Join the Fun on Saturday January 26 to discover the many new opportunities for fun being added for 2019. The Hartford Senior Center provides a relaxed setting to mingle with your friends and neighbors, and… why not bring a new traveler along to the party? It’s going to be a great year of KM Tours activities, and we’ll even take a peek at 2020 to include the Oberamergau Passion Play and so much more. RSVP so we can make sure we have a place for you by calling 262-223-0234 or email us at . See you then!!

Feb
1
Fri
2019
HAWAIIAN PARADISE
Feb 1 – Feb 11 all-day

This is one of my favorite destinations… and despite this being my 26th excursion to this tropical paradise, I am already getting exciting just thinking about the 2019 escape from the midst of Wisconsin winter. Our ability to refine and focus on the highlights that our past travelers have enjoyed the most will make this a trip of a lifetime (or even a return trip to relive this island paradise). Come Join the KM Tours Fun with me this February — Scott Lopas

Mar
3
Sun
2019
ARIZONA GETAWAY – with Spring Training & Grand Canyon options
Mar 3 – Mar 8 all-day

You choose how to make the most of this escape from the final clutches of Wisconsin winter… will it be attending one of 3 possible spring training Milwaukee Brewer Cactus League games, or perhaps our Grand Canyon excursion? Maybe you’ll just want to bask in the sun at our Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort overlooking Camelback Mountain in the heart of Scottsdale. This is definitely an upgrade from the more typical accommodations, complete with our daily cooked-to-order breakfasts and evening socials with complimentary snacks and drinks. Come for the sun, stay for the fun! You deserve to pamper yourself on this ARIZONA GETAWAY with KM Tours!!

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Europe River Cruising – RHINE – MAIN – DANUBE
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – May 2 @ 11:00 pm

Not one, not two… but THREE GREAT EUROPEAN RIVERS will be navigated on your river cruise through Europe. This is European river cruising at its finest, on a vessel that is less than 10 years old and spans the length of a football field. Enjoy some of the finest cuisine available while river cruising (at a price that is much more affordable than the “big name” boys) aboard the Amadeus “Brilliant”. *** ONLY ONE CABIN REMAINING, DON’T MISS OUT ***

Jul
23
Tue
2019
ALASKA & THE YUKON – By Land, Rail & Sea
Jul 23 @ 6:00 am – Aug 3 @ 11:00 pm

THE JUNE DATES ARE SOLD OUT… HERE’S ‘ROUND 2’ FOR ALASKA in 2019!!
We’ve done Alaska and the Yukon for 28 years straight now!! In 2019, we are looking forward to continuing our expanded land itinerary, giving us 2 nights in Denali adjoining the National Park, along with our two night stay in Dawson City, plus Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whitehorse, and 4 nights aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Cruise Ship. This truly is the BEST OF ALASKA AND THE YUKON by land, rail, and sea… 8 days touring, 4 days cruising. Yes, the domed railcar journey from Anchorage to Denali and the narrow-gauge White Pass railroad (making an almost 3000 foot descent from Frasier to Skagway) are two very popular rail highlights on this tour. Interest has already been very strong for ALASKA AND THE YUKON in 2019, so don’t delay in signing up to join the fun on Round 2 Alaska!

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Niagara Falls / Toronto / Frankenmuth Music Fest
Aug 5 @ 7:00 am – Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
15
Sun
2019
HISTORIC CITIES OF EASTERN EUROPE
Sep 15 – Sep 24 all-day
Oct
3
Thu
2019
GENE ROBERTS BIRTHDAY 3-day MYSTERY TOUR
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

The last several have all been sell-outs… don’t delay, we’ve announced yet another fun-filled MYSTERY TOUR for early October. 3-days, 2-nights, and all your meals, accommodations, admissions, and events are included along with snacks & refreshments aboard the wide-body motor-coach as we travel in style. North? South? East? or West? A KM Tours MYSTERY TOUR is sure to be THE BEST!

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Grandeur of Greece by land & sea
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – Oct 20 @ 10:45 pm
Oct
28
Mon
2019
Ark Encounter – Creation Museum
Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

You’ve been asking when we will return to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and the end of October is a great time to come join us for this 5 day excursion. Your 4 nights lodging and several meals are included, along with all admissions to experience the Ark as well as the Creation Museum, plus enjoy a scenic Ohio River cruise, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. We’ve packaged all this into an extended 5 day tour, for a value price of just $619/person based on double occupancy. This tour is already filling quickly. Call today to reserve your place! 262-223-0234.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
MEMPHIS MUSIC CITY TOUR
Nov 13 @ 6:30 am – Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

You may be familiar with the song, “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn… “walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale”. Discover Beale Street, Sun Studios, Graceland and so much more with us this November! With four nights at the amazing Guest House at Graceland Resort, this is a tour you’ll long remember with KM Tours!

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Holy Land at Christmas time
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 11 @ 9:00 pm

From throwing the nets off the wooden boat crossing the Sea of Galilee, to floating on the Dead Sea… perhaps renewing your baptismal vows in the River Jordan and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during Advent; This is a great time to walk in the footsteps of our Savior as we prepare to celebrate His arrival. Travel with us from the shores of Galilee to Cana, Nazareth and the City of God – Jerusalem. Our guide will provide scriptures that relate to each facet of our journey. Experience these Highlights of The Holy Land with us this December, on this fully-escorted trip of a lifetime with KM Tours.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CRUISE & TOUR
Jan 30 @ 5:30 am – Feb 8 @ 9:30 am
Feb
15
Sat
2020
KM Tours Travel Showcase
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LEARN ALL ABOUT GREAT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020 AT OUR TRAVEL SHOWCASE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15! If you were unable to join us in January due to the weather, come to the Ponderosa Restaurant on Hwy 60 East in Hartford 10am until noon to discover great places to go and exciting events to experience. Enjoy some fun fellowship, snacks and welcome the new year with us. We even have several 2021 adventures ready for you!! Come celebrate the Roaring 20’s with us at the travel show February 15. Call us at 262-223-0234 so we can plan for your visit. See you then!