Current Tours

You can find all of our open tours described below.

TOUR #1805

Dawn Patrol WWI Fly-In at National Museum of the USAF
Saturday-Sunday, Sep. 22-23, 2018

Daytona WWI

November 11, 2018 markes the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. We’ll honor the occasion with this 2-day, 1-night micro-tour to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The specific occasion is a biennial gathering of the Great War Aeroplanes Association.

The World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous offers flights throughout the day by pilots flying both authentic planes of the era and replica reproduction aircraft.

The event includes WWI living history re-enactors in a war encampment area, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles, music, and a collector’s show of WWI-era items. The event will include guest speakers on WWI topics as well as many family hands-on and educational activities.

The museum is itself a main attraction that could take days to tour. The Air Force Museum has now opened its fourth massive hangar to accommodate its collections and most recently unveiled the permanent home of the WWII legendary B-17 Flyiing Fortress Memphis Belle, one of the U.S. Army Air Force’s first heavy bombers to complete 25 missions.

Memphis Belle
USAF Hi-Res Photo by Ken LaRock

Displays and exhibits encompass the full history of the Air Force, from the earliest days of military-sponsored flight to the latest aircraft and spacecraft. It is a truly impressive place to visit.

You will be free to tour the museum and the Dawn Patrol outdoor installations on both days of our tour.

Bring your smartphone and ear buds. Wi-fi is free at the museum and podcasts are available for each gallery.

We’ll travel in comfort and safety aboard a 12-passenger van and leave promptly at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. This tour is currently limited to 10 participants, but we can expand the tour, if necessary.  We’ll return to home base in the early evening on Sunday. All taxes are included. Customary gratuities are not included.

MEALS

  • We have greater flexibility with the micro-tour format, so we’ll wing it, thereby keeping you in control of your food budget. There are plenty of restaurants of all types nearby and in Dayton, Ohio. We’ll make suggestions and provide transportation as required.

Preview of Highlights

Package (secure online purchasing)

  1. $139 – Per person, double occupancy
  2. $194 – Per person, single occupancy

TOUR #1802

Tippecanoe and Rendezvous, Too
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 2018

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This 2-day, 1-night tour takes us north into the historic Lafayette area. We’ll travel in comfort and safety aboard a deluxe motor coach. Our overnight stay in Lafayette is scheduled to be in a AAA 3-Diamond suites hotel appropriate for one-night occupancies. All taxes are included. Customary gratuities are not included.

MEALS

  • DAY 1 – A box lunch from Copper Moon Coffee is included in your tour package price. Our dinner stop at D & R Market, BBQ, and Catering is not included, but you’ll be able to order according to your personal budget and appetite.
  • DAY 2 – A hotel breakfast bar is included. We’ll be spending the day at an outdoor festival where ample food will be available at your expense. Because we are departing late in the day, we’ll make a fast food stop on the way home. This will also be at your discretion and is not included.

Highlights

Package (secure online purchasing)

  1. $299 – Per person, double occupancy
  2. $364 – Per person, single occupancy
  3. $235 – First Child or third adult sharing room
  4. $171 – Second Child or fourth adult sharing room

TOUR #1803

Fall 2018 in the Cumberlands
Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 16-19, 2018

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This 4-day, 3-night tour takes us south into Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, and Central Kentucky. No one can predict fall colors, but we will be in many high-altitude areas, so we should be able to view a dramatic contrast in hues. We’ll travel in comfort and safety aboard a deluxe motor coach. All taxes are included. Customary gratuities are not included.

MEALS

  • DAY 1 – Both a box lunch from Old Town Amish Store and a light supper al fresco atop Pinnacle Overlook are included in your tour package price. We have a late group dinner at Shades Cafe & Steakhouse that’s not included, but you’ll be able to order according to your personal budget and appetite.
  • DAY 2 – Both a deluxe expanded hotel breakfast buffet, then a lunch at Museum of Appalachia with live entertainment are included in your tour package price. Our dinner stop at The Soup Kitchen is not included, but you’ll be able to order according to your personal budget and appetite.
  • DAY 3 – Both a hotel breakfast bar and a buffet supper with live entertainment are included. Our mid-day stop at Coal Creek Smokehouse is not included, but you’ll be able to order according to your personal budget and appetite.
  • DAY 4 – A full restaurant buffet breakfast is included. Our mid-day stop at Arrowhead Archery & BBQ is not included, but you’ll be able to order according to your personal budget and appetite.

Each of our hotels  carries a TripAdvisor rating of 4 or higher. All taxes and gratuities, except server tips when applicable, are included.

Highlights

Package (secure online purchasing)

  1. $584 – Per person, double occupancy
  2. $784 – Per person, single occupancy
  3. $404 – First Child or third adult sharing room
  4. $304 – Second Child or fourth adult sharing room
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