Experience the USA by cruise boat or luxury motor coach. Numerous senior tours allow you to intimately explore all the country has to offer. Meet and enjoy fellow travelers in your tour group and learn the detailed background of destinations you visit from informative guides. Taking a senior tour of the USA will let you experience a destination in a completely new light.
Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
Senior Tours Inc. offers a 19-day tour across the country and passes through Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park. Departures are available from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland. It is offered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. You will ride in a comfortable motor coach while being entertained with games, snacks and happy hour drinks. The tour is a cross between exciting urban destinations and natural wonders. Spend four nights in Vegas taking in the nightlife and cultural attractions, including the Liberace Museum. Experience Branson by going to a stage production or holiday light show. Marvel at the sandstone curves in Arches National Park and the seemingly bottomless depths of the Grand Canyon. As of 2010, the tour cost is $2,987, or $2,442 based on double occupancy, and includes lodging, admission to attractions and 34 meals.
Senior Tours Inc. 508 Irvington Rd. Drexel Hill, PA 19026 800-227-1100 seniortours.com
New York City
For Canadian seniors wishing to take a USA tour, Senior Tours Canada offers an exclusive motor coach tour to New York City. Tours are offered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, and depart from either Toronto or Hamilton, Ontario. They also offer a home pick-up service. Travel via Albany to your luxury hotel lodgings in New Jersey, just 20 minutes away from Manhattan. Take New York City bus tours and visit the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and SOHO. A harbor cruise to the Statue of Liberty and a meal at famous Katz Diner are also a part of the itinerary. You will also have free time to explore and visit museums or go shopping. As of 2010, the tour cost is $1,637 per person, or $1,247 based on double occupancy, and includes lodging, most meals and health and cancellation insurance.
Senior Tours Canada 225 Eglinton Ave. West Toronto, ON M4R 1A9 800-268-3492 seniortours.ca
Elder Tracks offers adventure travel opportunities for people 50 years or older, including a cruise tour of Alaska. The tour is designed for 12 daring participants that spend six nights and seven days aboard the M/V Catalyst yacht. The activity level is rated moderately easy, so travelers should be able to hike for up to two hours. View numerous types of wildlife, including humpback whales, orcas, porpoises and seabirds. Visit the awe-inspiring Dawe's glacier and Ford's Terror fjord, either on foot or via kayak. Immerse yourself in the indigenous Tlingit culture. The tour is offered four times a year in spring and summer. The price per person starts at $3,850 and includes cabin lodging on the yacht, meals and all tour-related activities.
Elder Treks 597 Markham St. Toronto, ON M6G 2L7 800-741-7956 eldertreks.com