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Sample Vacations

 
Highlights of Route 66 – with Trafalgar

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14 days from Chicago to Los Angeles

 Day 1: Arrive Chicago

Welcome to the starting point of Route 66! Get settled in at your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

 Day 2: Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis

After an introduction to the Windy City, including elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Just outside Chicago, see several of Route 66’s original gas stations. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Roll on southwest to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, the Gateway to the West.

 Day 3: St. Louis Sightseeing

Get ready for a real taste of America’s Midwest today, starting with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Head to “The Hill” and learn about St. Ambrose Church, the history of the Italian Immigrants and why they came and stayed in St. Louis. This Unique Insight introduces you to wonderful Italian markets and the ancient game of Bocce. Afterward, experience another American favourite with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery—from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room—and enjoy a taste of this Local Speciality as well. And what goes better with beer than barbecue? Learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy sauce with a team of master BBQ chefs and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest dinner, hot off the grill.

 Day 4: St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson

Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi River via the Chain of Rocks Bridge, named for the rocks that made crossing the river so rough before the bridge was built in the 1960s. As you near the middle, keep your eyes peeled for the bridge’s most notable feature, a 22-degree bend. Go underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore Branson Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment hub on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Tonight, perhaps get your kicks at an optional dinner show.

 Day 5: Branson, Oklahoma City

Roll on through historic Joplin, Missouri into eastern Oklahoma, an especially scenic stretch of highway known as the Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Museum dedicated to the famous American humorist who once said “I never met a man I didn’t like.” See more classics of the Old Road such as the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown.

 Day 6: Oklahoma City Sightseeing

Get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with its collection of Native American art and outstanding display of antique firearms. After lunch, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. The rest of the day is yours to explore historic Bricktown.

 Day 7: Route 66 Museum, Amarillo

In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into the Texas Panhandle, return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping at Amarillo, the “yellow rose of Texas.”

 Day 8: Amarillo, Albuquerque

Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt, the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives. Take a walking tour of Old Town and see the old adobe architecture with a Local Expert. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials that have hardly changed since the heyday of the “Main Street of America.”

 Day 9: Albuquerque Sightseeing

While Albuquerque didn’t boom until the coming of Route 66, the city existed for more than 300 years. Enjoy the day exploring on your own. Visit one of the many museums, relax in a cafe or perhaps opt to visit southwestern arts-filled Santa Fe.

 Day 10: Albuquerque, Flagstaff

Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the history of Route 66 on the main drag. See the Historic El Rancho hotel, which served as a home base to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner in Winslow before arriving in Flagstaff with its quaint downtown and pine-forested hills.

 Day 11: Flagstaff, Grand Canyon

As the morning sun gilds the desert landscape, visit the traditional land of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing plenty of time to explore this natural world wonder.

 Day 12: Seligman, Kingman, Las Vegas

Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs, the town that was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars. Then drive through Hackberry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Driving the Mother Road in these desert oases is like time travelling to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. The afternoon and evening are yours to hit the Strip, catch a show or try your luck at the slots.

 Day 13: Las Vegas, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Travel from Sin City to the City of Angels today, with one last jaunt on Route 66 near the town of Barstow. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, see the sights, including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard and the place where the road comes to an end, Santa Monica and the great Pacific. This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner.

 Day 14: Depart Los Angeles

Say good-bye to the road and take flight after a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. You may wish to extend your stay in L.A. at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites.


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Arranging Your Land Tour Vacation

Whether it’s your first time on an escorted tour, or prefer to venture out independently, Oddball Escapes has great relationships with top names in the Land Tour industry: Globus, Cosmos, Trafalgar, Brendan Tours, G Adventures, Avanti Destinations, and Monograms. With such a network, Oddball makes it easy to find a Land Tour that fits your tastes. Contact us to plan your Land Vacation.

Totem Circle – with Cosmos

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13 days roundtrip from Vancouver with Cosmos

 Day 1: Vancouver

Enjoy some time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

 Day 2: Vancouver

Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver’s Chinatown, Gastown, the beautiful beaches and harbor, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterward, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an area known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

 Day 3: Victoria

Be sure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale-watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street. This evening, join our optional excursion in Chinatown, complete with colorful lanterns and dinner at an authentic restaurant.

 Day 4: Victoria, Chemainus, Port Hardy

An early departure from Victoria follows the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, stopping at Chemainus, the unique village with more than 30 murals depicting pioneer settlement of the area. Then, it’s through the port of Campbell River, the “Salmon Capital of the World.”

 Day 5: Inside Passage Cruise, Prince Rupert

Early this morning, embark on BC Ferries for what is referred to as one of the world’s most beautiful ocean voyages. The scenery is spectacular, with towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Animal and marine life abound, often with sightings of sea lions, eagles, and porpoises—you may even spot a killer whale! Late-evening arrival in Prince Rupert.

NOTE: Cruising time through the Inside Passage is approximately 16 hours. Please come prepared with all medications, eyeglasses, and any other items you will need.

 Day 6: Prince Rupert

Depart for an orientation tour of Prince Rupert, then visit the NORTH PACIFIC HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE, a National Historic Site, for a guided tour of British Columbia’s oldest cannery village. Learn of the canning process and what life was like in the village during peak production earlier this century. With your free time this afternoon you may opt for an outing to learn the secrets of the totem. See a totem pole being carved and visit a longhouse to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day lifestyle of the First Nations culture.

 Day 7: Prince George via Rail Train

This morning, board VIA Rail’s Jasper to Prince Rupert train for the trip of a lifetime. Sit back and enjoy an all-daylight journey that winds its way through the majestic Coast Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River—often referred to as the “River of Mists”—and concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. You’ll retrace ancient First Nations trading routes and follow the paths of the earliest fur traders. Soaring bald eagles, inquisitive black bears, browsing moose, and other wildlife may be spotted from the glassed-in observation dome that provides 360-degree views. (CB,L,D)

 Day 8: Mount Robson, Jasper National Park

As we continue onward to Jasper National Park the peak elevations grow, culminating with Mount Robson, the highest of Canada’s Rockies at almost 13,000 feet. Overnight in Jasper.

 Day 9: Columbia Icefield, Banff National Park

Winding our way down the western fringe of Alberta, our journey takes us through some of the Canadian Rockies’ most breathtaking wilderness. Our first highlight on today’s agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes on the journey south to Banff National Park.

 Day 10: Banff National Park

Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer activities including hiking, boating, horseback riding, and fishing. Cosmos has arranged for an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies.

 Day 11: Yoho & Glacier National Parks

This morning’s visit takes us to Lake Louise. Its cold waters perfectly mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Afterward, enter the spectacular beauty of YOHO NATIONAL PARK, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas and the site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the impressive surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers. Continue on to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake.

 Day 12: Cascade Mountains, Vancouver

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards. Next, travel over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver.

 Day 13: Vancouver

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

 Please Note: Transportation

Ferry crossing from the mainland to Vancouver Island; full-day cruise through the Inside Passage; VIA Rail’s® Jasper–Prince Rupert train with seating in Touring class with dome car access; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.


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Arranging Your Land Tour Vacation

Whether it’s your first time on an escorted tour, or prefer to venture out independently, Oddball Escapes has great relationships with top names in the Land Tour industry: Globus, Cosmos, Trafalgar, Brendan Tours, G Adventures, Avanti Destinations, and Monograms. With such a network, Oddball makes it easy to find a Land Tour that fits your tastes. Contact us to plan your Land Vacation.

Passage Through New England & Eastern Canada – with Globus

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12 days roundtrip from Boston

 Day 1: Arrive in Boston

Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

 Day 2: Boston, North Conway

Enjoy a Boston sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, featuring prominent landmarks such as the historic sites near Boston Common, including the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; and Faneuil Hall. Depart Boston for New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. At Franconia Notch, board the Cannon Mountain TRAMWAY for a thrilling ride to the 4,080-foot summit. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of four states and Canada! Also enjoy a Local Favorite RAVEN INTERPRETIVE WILDLIFE PROGRAM focusing on the endemic flora and fauna. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 Day 3: North Conway, Stowe, Vergennes

Depart for a beautiful drive to Stowe, stopping for a tour at the Local Favorite TRAPP FAMILY LODGE—owned and operated by the von Trapp family, which was made famous in The Sound of Music. Hear their remarkable story and how it became an American legend. Continue to Vergennes, overlooking Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 Day 4: Shelburne, Montreal

Visit nearby SHELBURNE HERITAGE PARK, which exhibits one of the nation’s most extraordinary collections of American decorative, folk, and fine art. It showcases buildings from around New England and New York, including an 1890 railroad station, a lighthouse, a stagecoach inn, and an Adirondack lodge. Before crossing into Canada, visit a working Local Favorite MAPLE SYRUP FARM, where you’ll learn the art of making maple syrup. Travel northwest to Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city. As Montréal has a unique mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings, you may like to visit Old Port Montréal, the McCord Museum, or stroll around Mount Royal Park. (Breakfast)

 Day 5: Montreal (embarkation)

This morning, sightseeing with a Local Guide includes NOTRE DAME BASILICA, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, and a drive to the top of Mount Royal to enjoy a panorama of the city. This afternoon, transfer to Montréal’s port to embark on Holland America’s MS Maasdam for your 7-night CRUISE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 6: Quebec City

Visit Canada’s only walled city, which, until the British victory of 1759, was the center of New France and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll within the walls and see the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, and ancient Place Royale. Also see Old World houses crowding the narrow streets in Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the historic Plains of Abraham. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 7: Scenic Cruising: Gulf of St. Lawrence

Québec City marks the start of Saguenay Fjord. This 200-mile-long natural canal brings saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean inland and creates a beautiful environment for waterfront living for the communities of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Spend the day at leisure aboard the ship, taking advantage of the numerous amenities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 8: Charlottetown

Spend the day in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the provincial capital named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The city is famous for hosting the 1864 conference that three years later led to the creation of the independent Dominion of Canada. Perhaps take a trip to Cavendish and visit the famous Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 9: Sydney

So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell called it home for the last 37 years of his life. In fact, Cape Breton was principally settled by Highland Scots whose families had come out on the wrong side of rebellions against the Crown. You can still see this heritage in the accents in some remote villages—and in the great popularity of Scottish-style folk music. Today you may choose to travel along the scenic Cabot Trail or visit historic Louisbourg Fortress, which recreates life in French-occupied Canada. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 10: Halifax

Arrive in Halifax, where lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges and tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets. Take time to explore Citadel Hill with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort, the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens, and Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the Titanic. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 11: Bar Harbor

Arrive in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort, and stroll around the charming waterfront with its many shops, galleries, and boutiques. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to picturesque Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited parks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 Day 12: Boston (disembarkation)

The tour ends this morning. Guests depart on individual schedules; airport transfers are provided. Please schedule your flights after Noon. (Breakfast)


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California Coastal Cruise – with Princess Cruises

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7 days roundtrip from San Francisco, CA

 Day 1: San Francisco, CA

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.

 Day 2: at sea

Enjoy onboard entertainment at sea.

 Day 3: Santa Barbara, CA

“Welcome to Paradise,” is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor. Charming Spanish and Moorish style buildings graced by brilliantly-colored bougainvillea, palm-lined beaches, a warm Mediterranean climate, charming sidewalk cafés and a pristine seaside setting are some of the aesthetic reasons for visiting Santa Barbara.

 Day 4: Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA

As the gateway to sunny Southern California, you have a tremendous amount of entertaining choices. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of movie-making or help save the planet with Optimus as he battles Decepticons on self-guided tours of Universal Studios. Marvel at the glitz of Hollywood with a drive along the famed Sunset Strip. Or explore vibrant Olvera Street, the 250-year-old birthplace of Los Angeles. And that’s only the beginning! With so many exciting diversions, you may never want to return to your ship.

 Day 5: San Diego, CA

Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America’s favorite cities. The city continues to prosper with a population exceeding one million. World-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, the Salk Institute, Sea World, La Jolla and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge have created a strong tourism industry for the area. But undoubtedly what attracts visitors from around the world is the city’s breathtaking natural beauty, superb coastline and near-perfect weather.

 Day 6: Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada’s warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea. Ensenada has become Mexico’s second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.

 Day 7: at sea

Enjoy onboard entertainment at sea.

 Day 8: San Francisco, CA

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.


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Arranging Your United States Vacation

Whether you’re a first-time cruiser, or checking out a cruise itinerary, Oddball Escapes has great relationships with top names in the Ocean Cruising industry: Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Holland America. With such a network, Oddball makes it easy to find a Cruise that fits your tastes. Contact us to plan your Cruise vacation.

Seasonal Favorites
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 Tournament of Roses

5 days roundtrip from Los Angeles.
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Go behind the scenes in Los Angeles to experience the Tournament of Roses, America’s most famous New Year’s celebration. Ring in the New Year with a festive dinner and dance gala complete with hats, live music, party favors, and champagne. Celebrate New Year’s Day by watching the Tournament of Roses Parade in reserved grandstand seats, only minutes from the beginning of the parade route. Later, get up close and personal with the parade floats at the post-parade viewing—a highlight of the trip for many—and smell the roses and other flowers that adorn the floats. Other highlights of the trip include a farewell dinner on board the RMS Queen Mary and a visit to the Getty Museum to see its extensive art collection and the Ronald Regan Presidential Library, celebrating the life of the 40th U.S. President. This year, don’t just watch the Tournament of Roses parade on TV; see it live with prime viewing seats!

 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

5 days roundtrip from Albuquerque.
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See the mass ascension of balloons and more during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event in the world and one of New Mexico’s most dazzling spectacles. Experience the pre-dawn opening ceremonies and the unforgettable mass ascension of hundreds of hot-air balloons, where the sky transforms into a rainbow of colors. In the evening, see the dramatic Balloon Glow, when all the balloons fire up their burners and light up at the same time, and After-Glow Fireworks Show. There’s also time for sightseeing with visits to the International Balloon Museum and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a fascinating museum and crafts market operated by New Mexico’s 19 pueblos. Experience a traditional lunch with a demonstration on corn grinding, and enjoy a guided trolley tour in Santa Fe, including the San Miguel Mission and Loretto Chapel’s “Miracle Stairway.” Without a doubt, this is the best way to experience the wonder of the spectacular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

 America's Musical Heritage

10 days from Nashville to New Orleans.
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On this vacation, visit the cities and landmarks that have influenced America’s musical heritage—country, soul, blues, and jazz with Elvis Presley also thrown into the mix. Start in Nashville and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame; RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most important recording studios; and the Grand Ole Opry, where you have reserved seats. In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, celebrating Memphis soul music; Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio, which launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and more; and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the “Birthplace of the Blues,” and visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to the blues.

Other musical landmarks on this tour include the B.B. King Museum and the Louisiana Delta Music Museum, where you will learn more about Louisiana Delta musicians such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and more. In New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

But that’s not all…in addition to musical heritage, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about life on a plantation and cruise through the swampy waterways of Atchafalaya Basin. It’s a trip no music lover should miss!

 Classic Fall Foliage

9 days roundtrip from Boston.
With Globus the details are done.

New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this vacation you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A couple of living history museums will show you what life was like in New England’s past, including a living museum simulating life in a 1800s New England coastal village, a living history museum of Vermont’s rural past, and a living history museum showcasing 19th-century New England. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.

History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, you’ll visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks, where you’ll take a carriage ride. In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits). It’s a trip not to be missed!

 Yellowstone Winter Wonderland

7 days roundtrip from Jackson, WY.
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The only thing more impressive than Yellowstone in the summertime is Yellowstone in winter—a time when the place seems magical! See Old Faithful without the crowds, marvel at the snowy landscapes, admire the bison as they shake off the snow, and be amazed by steaming geysers. Winter offers some of the best wildlife viewing because of the color contrasts between the animals and the snow, so have your cameras ready for animals such as bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, deer, and coyote.

Enjoy a walking tour of the Upper Geyser Basin, the greatest geothermal basin on Earth. Travel via snowcoach to some of the famous places in the park, and take an excursion to Lamar Valley, known to locals as the Serengeti of Yellowstone. On this magical vacation, you will also tour Grand Teton National Park and take a sleigh ride in Jackson’s National Elk Refuge, where as many as 10,000 elk congregate each winter. You’ll have leisure time to participate in some of the outdoor activities, such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, or you may choose to relax with a warm drink by a crackling fire. Regardless, you’re sure to come away from this vacation with some amazing stories, fond memories, and unique photos.

 Yosemite National Park in Winter

6 days roundtrip from San Francisco.
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Experience one of America’s most impressive national parks during the most magical season. Yosemite in Winter provides a truly unique experience, when the air is crisp, snow blankets the cliffs and trees, and there is a distinctive quiet all around you. You’ll start your vacation in San Francisco where you’ll have two days to explore and enjoy the festive season. Then head out to Yosemite National Park for two nights and the privilege to stay at the area’s most historic and luxurious hotel – the Ahwahnee Hotel. From the impressive grand lobby to the comfort of your room, fantastic cuisine and entertainment, all surrounded by stunning views of Yosemite in Winter, this will be an unforgettable adventure you’re sure to recall for a lifetime. Not to mention the photos you’ll have as a memoir! Your vacation includes a Photography Tour with the Ansel Adams Gallery. Walk in his footsteps and see Yosemite through the lens, learning photography tips along the way. Warm up at night around a crackling fire and hear stories from the staff at your hotel. Finally, return to San Francisco for one final night and the opportunity to enjoy one last dinner with your companions and talk about the great experience of the park in its winter beauty.

 Alaska's Iditarod

8 days roundtrip from Anchorage.
With Globus the details are done.

The Iditarod, Alaska’s best-known sporting event, is the focus of this fabulous tour to Alaska. Meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his kennels and visit the Iditarod Headquarters. Enjoy the festivities at a Musher’s Banquet, see the musher’s draw for starting position in the race, and perhaps meet them for photos and autographs. You’ll get a chance to be at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and at the official restart of the race in Willow, where you’ll be able to cheer on your favorite mushers as they head off into the Alaska’s wilderness on this 1,131-mile journey to Nome.

You’ll also spend time in Anchorage and at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska, located in the ski resort community of Girdwood. Here, you can enjoy a variety of activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, taking an aerial tram ride for breathtaking views, or simply relaxing at the hotel’s spa. For a chance to see grizzly and black bears, moose, caribou, and more, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

This is a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime adventure not to missed.

Seasonal & Special Event Trips with Globus
For up-close views and behind-the-scenes glimpses of famous celebrations, Globus Special Event vacations are the way to go. From Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade and Alaska’s Iditarod race to Albuquerque’s famous Balloon Fiesta, you’ll not only witness exciting events, you’ll take part in them as well. See the start of Alaska’s famous Iditarod race. Experience the thrill of witnessing the mass ascension of balloons at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, where the sky turns into a rainbow of colors. But that’s not all. Globus doesn’t just bring you to the special events, we also include special treats, such as the Musher’s Banquet, where you’ll see the mushers draw for starting positions in the Iditarod; a special authentic Southwestern dinner in Santa Fe; or dinner on board the historical RMS Queen Mary in Los Angeles. These are just a few of the highlights offered with Globus.
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Arranging Your Land Tour Vacation

Whether it’s your first time on an escorted tour, or prefer to venture out independently, Oddball Escapes has great relationships with top names in the Land Tour industry: Globus, Cosmos, Trafalgar, Brendan Tours, G Adventures, Avanti Destinations, and Monograms. With such a network, Oddball makes it easy to find a Land Tour that fits your tastes. Contact us to plan your Land Vacation.