Tours

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste
experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly
and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Multi-Day U.S. Tours

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton

Featuring Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, with National Park Lodge Stays

Sunday, August 4, 2024 (8 days)

Embark on a spectacular journey to discover three of our nation’s most spectacular national parks! This unique Montana and Wyoming itinerary features sought-after, inside-the-national-park accommodations and utilizes regional airports to maximize our time in these majestic parks at the time of year when the weather is most favorable!

Tour Highlights:

  • Glacier National Park’s famed Going-to-the-Sun Road on vintage 1930s Red Bus
  • Two-lake boat cruise during 2-night stay in “lakeside” rooms at the Many Glacier Hotel
  • Two-night stay at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Paint Pots, Grand Prismatic Spring, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
  • Scenic float trip on Snake River through Grand Teton National Park
  • Fly into Kalispell, Montana and return from Jackson, Wyoming – maximizing driving trim and time spent in the 3 national parks

Tour Inclusions:

  • 7 nights at Deluxe Hotel
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Tour Rates:

  • $3,599 per person (Double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: additional $1,800 (no roommate)

Roundtrip group airfare available from $995 per person.

Landscapes & Lighthouses of Coastal Maine

Featuring Five Nights at One Hotel

Saturday, August 10, 2024 (7 days)

Tour Highlights:

  • Boston City Tour with Fenway Park
  • Casco Bay Cruise
  • Portland Head Lighthouse
  • Seashore Trolley Museum
  • Walkers Point
  • Lobster Boat Cruise
  • Cape Neddick Lighthouse
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • Lobster Clambake
  • 1 Night in Boston, 5 Nights at One Hotel in Maine

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare – LAX
  • 6 Nights at First Class Hotels
  • 9 Meals: 6 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • Services of a Professional Tour Director
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing & Admission per Itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Hotel Transfers and Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation

Tour Rates:

  • $3,625* per person (Double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: additional $1,150 (no roommate)

*Reflects $100 per traveler booking discount (see reservation form)

Smoky Mountains & Pigeon Forge Holiday

Featuring Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum and Dollywood with 4-Night Stay at ONE Hotel in Pigeon Forge!

Sunday, December 8, 2024 (6 days)

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit the famous Biltmore Estate with an included Lunch
  • Sightseeing in Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Gatlinburg
  • Moonshine Tasting
  • Titanic Museum
  • Dollywood Smoky Mountains Christmas with Shows
  • Pigeon Forge Christmas Show at the Country Tonight Theatre

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare — LAX
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • Hotel transfers and Luggage handling throughout tour

Tour Rates:

  • $2,499* per person (Double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: Additional $680 (no roommate)

*Reflects $100 per traveler booking discount (see reservation form)

International Tours

Vancouver, Victoria & Seattle

Featuring Butchart Gardens, Chihuly Garden & Glass, 3 Spectacular Ferry Rides with 2-Night Stays in Vancouver, Victoria & Seattle

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (7 days)

Experience the best of Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle while traveling by ferry through the calm waters and between remote islands between each city. Each city is unique it its own way and all 3 are culturally enriching, charming and remarkably beautiful. Join local guides for in-depth sightseeing and enjoy ample time at leisure for individual exploration.

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy 2-night stays in unique upscale hotels in the heart of each city.
  • Sightseeing at the Waterfront, Gastown, Chinatown, Loin’s Gate Bridge and Stanley Park
  • 2-night stay at a luxurious hotel in Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbor with visits to Royal BC Museum and Butchart Gardens and an optional Afternoon Tea at the family Fairmont Empress
  • 2-night stay at a historic upscale hotel in heart of Seattle with touring of Waterfront, Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle and the Museum of Flight
  • Spectacular views of the Pacific Northwest while on 3 different ferries

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights at Deluxe Hotel
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunches & 2 dinner2
  • Professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
  • Deluxe touring motor coach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Tour Rates:

  • $2,899 per person (Double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: Additional $750 (no roommate)

Roundtrip group airfare available from $595 per person.

A Culinary Journey through Tuscany

Featuring Seven Nights in the Chianti Region

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 (9 days)

Experience the famous Tuscany region of Italy with this special culinary tour that includes Florence, Montalcino, Siena, San Gimignano and Island Maggiore.

Tour Highlights:

  • Truffle Demonstration & Tasting at a Tuscan estate
  • Florence walking tour
  • Academy Gallery & Statue of David
  • Pasta Making Cooking Class
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Pecorino Cheese Tasting
  • Music & Wine Experience with a local Sommelier at a Farmhouse in Montalcino
  • Sienna Walking Tour
  • Dinner at Tuscan Farmhouse & Winery
  • Gelato Tasting
  • Lunch at local Farmhouse famous for Saffron
  • Lake Trasimeno Boat Excursion
  • Island Maggiore with Lunch & Wine
  • Full Day at Leisure to Relax and Explore on Your Own

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX
  • 7 nights First Class Hotel
  • 16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motor coach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Accommodations:

  • 7 Nights – CDH Hotel Radda, Borga De Coretefreda or Tavarnelle Di Pesa, Chianti

Tour Rates:

  • $4,375 per person (Double occupancy)
  • $5,075 per person (Single)

Pricing includes a $100/person booking discount (if final payment is made by check).

Discover the Best of Eastern Canada

Featuring Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec City & Montreal

Friday, October 4, 2024 (9 days)

From the old-world style of Quebec City to the power of Niagara Falls, say “bienvenue” to Eastern Canada.

Tour Highlights:

  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Thousand Islands National Park
  • Ottawa and Quebec City
  • Choice of Tours: Quebec City by Bus or Walking Tour of Old Quebec
  • Montmorency Falls,
  • Maple Sugar Shack
  • Montreal

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX
  • 8 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 12 meals: 4 dinners, 8 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Collette tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motor coach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1 & 2: Sheraton Centre, Toronto
  • Nights 3 & 4: Delta Hotels by Marriott, Ottawa City Centre
  • Nights 5 & 6: Hilton Quebec, Quebec City
  • Nights 7 & 8: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal

Tour Rates:

  • $3,499 per person (Double occupancy)
  • $4,499 per person (Single)

These rates reflect $100/person savings if deposit is made before April 11, 2024. This tour is highly popular so don’t miss out! Call for new rates and availability after this date.

European Christmas Markets

Featuring Prague, Dresden, Vienna, Bratislava & Budpest!

Thursday, December 12, 2024 (9 days)

Set out on a grand holiday adventure through the winter wonderland of the Imperial Cities of Central Europe – Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Tour the magnificent Prague Castle and explore its famous Christmas market at the Old Town Square. In Vienna, learn the secrets of confectionary at a candy workshop, delight in the Baroque marvels of the Schönbrunn Palace and indulge in dinner at the famous Marchfelderhof. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, a historic gem. Tour gorgeous Budapest and explore its outdoor markets aglow with lights, where stalls of crafts and delicacies abound. Along the way, immerse yourself in festive Christmas markets, experience cultural traditions, sample local cuisine, and glimpse this region’s rich history.

Tour Highlights:

  • Prague’s Christmas Markets, Prague Castle
  • Choice of Tour: Vltava Boat Tour or Jewish Heritage Tour
  • Train Ride to Dresden, Dresden’s Christmas Markets
  • Vienna’s Christmas Markets, Schonbrunn Palace
  • Viennese Candy Workshop
  • Bratislava, Locally-hosted Dinner
  • Budapest’s Christmas Markets
  • Matthias Church
  • Fisherman’s Bastion

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX
  • 7 nights First Class Hotels
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motor coach
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Tour Rates:

  • $3,399* per person (Double occupancy)
  • $3,999* per person (Single)

Pricing includes a $250 per person booking discount if deposit made before June 13, 2024 (don’t wait as seats are filling quickly!)

Shades of Ireland

Also an Optional 3-Night London Pre-Tour Extension and/or a 3-Night Edinburgh, Scotland Post-Tour Extension

Saturday, April 26, 2025 (10 days)

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charm on a journey through the Emerald Isle. There’s an included overnight stay in a stately castle. Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads and see Irish sheepdogs in action during a traditional demonstration.

Tour Highlights:

  • Dublin
  • Irish Evening
  • Kilkenny
  • Waterford
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Limerick
  • Cliffs of Mohr
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Galway
  • Castle Stay

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Taste the “water of life” during an Irish whiskey tasting
  • Tour the Waterford Crystal factor or visit the Medieval Museum and have a glass of wine in the 15th-century Wine Vault
  • Professional tour director
  • International Air Taxes/Fuel/Port Charges
  • Baggage Handling

Tour Rates:

  • $3,999* (double)
  • $4,499* (single)

Includes savings of $200/person if deposit is made before October 27, 2024 (all rates are per person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from LAX)

Burgundy & Provence France River Cruise

Featuring 7 Nights aboard the Amadeus Provence with optional Paris by Rail 2-Night Post Cruise Extension

Tuesday, October 28, 2025 (9 days)

Tour Highlights:

  • 7-Night Cruise aboard the Amadeus Provence on the Saône and Rhone Rivers
  • Beaune Tour with Hotel-Dieu & Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience
  • Mâcon & Beaujolais Wine Museum & Wine Tasting
  • Lyon City Tour
  • Avignon “City of Popes” Walking Tour & Palace of Popes
  • Arles Walking Tour (inspiring artists like Van Gogh) with Roman Amphitheatre and excursion to Camargue Nature Park, famous for its white horses
  • Le Pouzin with optional tour of Ardeche Gorge (“Grand Canyon” of Europe with its towering limestone cliffs)

Tour Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare – LAX
  • 7-Night Cruise – Outside Cabin
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunch & 7 dinners
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Hand-selected Wines & Beers with Dinners
  • Services of Professional Tour Director, Ship Staff & Wifi on board
  • Baggage Handling at Ship
  • Int’l Air Taxes/Fees & Port Charges
  • Roundtrip Ship Transfers

Tour Rates:

  • Starting at $4,995* per person (Double occupancy)
  • Please see brochure stateroom rates per deck levels

*Reflects $200 per traveler booking discount (see reservation form)

Please see brochure for stateroom/suite sizes for the 140-passenger Amadeus Provence.