Guided Daytrips, Scheduled Tours & Cruises

Our scheduled departures include daytrips and short regional getaways by motorcoach as well as longer domestic, international, and cruise vacations offered by trusted professional tour partners. See below for our current schedule.


In the event a daytrip or tour is sold out, please consider placing your name on the Short List and you will be contacted if space becomes available! Our Short List is also used for daytrips and tours not yet available for reservations. Add your name and you will be among the first contacted.


Our scheduled daytrips and tours are for active adults. If you have questions about the physical requirements for any daytrip or tour, please contact us prior to registering. 


For private groups of all sizes in search of exclusive and unique travel experiences, please contact us directly or consult our Welcome West! Receptive or Unique Tours & Events pages for several one-of-a-kind itineraries.

Our daytrips and tours provide ample time to enjoy activities important to you at your own pace...
Our daytrips and tours provide ample time to enjoy activities important to you at your own pace...

Deluxe Daytrips by Motorcoach

Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco

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Sunday, October 6, 2019 


It's the final days of Beach Blanket Babylon! After 45 years the show recently announced it will be closing at the end of the year. BBB is San Francisco’s hilarious political and pop culture musical revue. The show follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.”  Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop culture characters, including Donald and Melania Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah, and the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy motorcoach service to San Francisco and lunch and shopping at your leisure at Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf. The 2pm matinee features reserved balcony seating. Departures from Rocklin, Carmichael and Sacramento. Limited space available!  $165

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 


Visit London - at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls in San Francisco! Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theaters, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Discover holiday revelry in this lamp-lit city brimming with over 800 lively and colorful characters from the imagination of Charles Dickens, the pages of history, and the sometimes saucy world of the Victorian stage. Enjoy lunch at your leisure during your stay from any of the many vendors. The coach will return to its pick up points in Rocklin, Carmichael and Sacramento between 5pm and 6pm. $119

Regional Getaways by Motorcoach

The Spectacular Rose Parade

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  3 Days * Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2020 


• Two nights accommodations at 

  the Hotel Irvine
• 6 meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 

  lunches, 1 dinner
• New Year’s Eve “Monte Carlo” 

  style party with entertainment
• Rose Parade reserved 

   grandstand seats

• Official souvenir parade 

   program and pillow or blanket 

  for the parade
• Movie night under the stars, 

   including snacks

• Showcase of floats
• Home pickup included with motorcoach  

   transportation from Lodi


$1,279 p.p./dbl.occ., $1,439 single

Evening Celebrations of the Central Coast

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 3 Days * April 2020


  • Overnight stays in Paso Robles & San Simeon
  • Explore the evening lights at the Central Coast's newest attraction, Sensorio
  • Explore Hearst Castle as the famous home comes alive with visitors of the past during an evening tour
  • Explore the community of Morrow Bay
  • Visit historic Mission San Luis Obispo
  • Discover the fine wines of Eberle Winery during a tour
  • 3 meals including lunch at Harris Ranch


Prices Available December 1 - call now to place your name on the "Short List"

The Magic of Mendocino

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3 Days * May 13-15, 2020


· Stay two nights at the Harbor   

  Lite Lodge in Ft. Bragg

· Ride the Skunk Train through 

  the majestic Redwoods

· Explore the boardwalk at 

  MacKerricher State Park & The 

  Mendocino Coast Botanical 

  Garden

· Discover Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse

· ALL Meals included! (2 

  breakfasts, 3 

  lunches and 2 dinners)

· Deluxe motorcoach and Tour

  Manager provided


$849 p.p./dbl.occ., $999 single

The Portland Rose Festival

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       5 Days * June 4 - 8, 2020 


• Two nights accommodations at 

   the Monarch Hotel & Suites in 

   Clackamas near Portland

• Overnight stays in Klamath Falls at the Shilo Inn &   

   Suites and at the Holiday Inn Express in Medford

• Reserved, indoor seating for the 

   Portland Rose Festival Parade

• Cruise the Willamette River 

   aboard the Portland Spirit on a 

   luncheon cruise

• Discover the covered bridges of 

   Lane County

• Visit Crater Lake, Harry & David, 

   and the delightful town of 

   Ashland

• Optional performance at the 

  Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

   (add'l cost)

• Stroll the Sundial Bridge in 

   Redding 

• Motorcoach transportation 

   from Sacramento


 $1299 p.p./dbl.occ., $1525 single 

Domestic Cruises & Escorted Vacations

New York City, the Hudson Valley & Niagara Falls

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8 Days * October 5-12, 2019

Offered by Collette Vacations


  • New York City: 2 nights at the Sheraton New York Times Square, breakfast at the Starlight Diner, guided tour including Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Little Italy & Chinatown, and Central Park, free afternoon to explore
  • Travel through the fall colors of the Hudson Valley. Visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Stay 2 nights at the amazing Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown and visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2 nights Sheraton Niagara Falls (US), cruise on the Maid of the Mist
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 10 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,499 p.p./dbl.occ., $4,599 single

 This tour requires a valid passport! 

San Antonio for the Holidays

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5 Days * December 1-5, 2019

Offered by Collette Vacations


  • Stay 4 nights at the Omni del Rio Riverwalk
  • Visit the Mission San Jose, The Alamo, and your choice of the South Texas Heritage Center or San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • Travel to the Texas Hill Country with visits to LBJ's Texas White House and the German community of Fredericksburg
  • Travel the waters of the Riverwalk during an evening holiday lights cruise
  • Experience two amazing dinners - one in a restored convent in the King William Historic District
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 5 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$2,149 p.p./dbl.occ., $2,549 single

Nashville & Smoky Mountain Holidays

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8 Days * December 5-12, 2019

Offered by Collette Vacations


  • Stay 3 nights at the amazing Gaylord Opryland Hotel
  • Nashville City Tour including the state capitol, Music Row & the Parthenon
  • Reserved seating for a performance of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Visit RCA Studio B, recording home of Elvis and Dolly Parton, and the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Hotel and your choice of a horse & carriage ride or river cruise
  • Travel through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Gatlinburg, visit Dollywood, spend 2 nights at the Fairfield Inn
  • Explore the Biltmore Mansion, decked out for the holidays, along with a wine tasting
  • 2 nights at the Cambria Hotel in Downtown Asheville 
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,149 p.p./dbl.occ., $3,899 single 

New Year's in New Orleans

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5 Days * Dec. 30 - January 3, 2020

Offered by Talbot Tours


  • Stay 4 nights at the historic Astor Crowne Plaza at the French Quarter
  • Discover plantation history in the Old South at Oak Alley along with a buffet luncheon
  • New Year's Eve Reception and Gala with live music, dancing and a scrumptious dinner
  • Free day to explore on your own: walk the French Quarter, enjoy coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde, visit the Garden District or take advantage of the Hop On/Hop Off tour including 18 stops
  • Choice of a visit to the National World War II Museum with a Pontoon Bayou Swamp Tour OR a demonstration luncheon at the New Orleans School of Cooking and a tour of Mardi Gras World, where parade floats come to life
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 8 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$2,380 p.p./dbl.occ., $2,940 single  

Charleston, Savannah, & Jekyll Island

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7 Days * May 15-21, 2020

Offered by Mayflower Tours


  • Charleston: Stay 2 nights in the heart of the historic district at the Hilton Garden Inn, tour the city and see the Old Market & Exchange and the Battery at the Harbor, overlooking Ft. Sumter
  • Visit Middleton Place Plantation & Gardens and get a taste of the old south with a traditional low country luncheon
  • Visit historic Beaufort, designated as a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Stay two nights at the incomparable Jekyll Island Club, built as an exclusive retreat for the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families
  • Visit St. Simons Island & Tybee Island
  • Savannah: Stay 2 nights at The Desoto Hotel, narrated trolley tour, dinner at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 11 Meals: 6 breakfasts,  1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,379 p.p./dbl.occ., $4,468 single

400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims in America

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7 Days * May 25-31, 2020

Offered by Mayflower Tours


  • Overnight stay in Boston at the Park Place Hotel, 5 nights at the Hampton Inn Plymouth
  • Historic presentation about the meeting of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoan Tribe at the New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Visit the King's Chapel Burying Ground and the home of John & Priscilla Alden
  • Discover the National Monument to the Forefathers and the Pilgrim Hall Museum
  • Experience living history at Plimoth Plantation and step aboard the Mayflower II
  • Visit Provincetown and take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard
  • Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and a special Tribal Dinner 
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 12 Meals: 6 breakfasts,  6 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,749 p.p./dbl.occ., $4,748 single 

Historic Trains of Colorado

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9 Days * August 7-15, 2020

Offered by Mayflower Tours


  • Travel along the Arkansas River aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
  • Board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, voted one of the ten best rail journeys in the world
  • Ride through the Rockies aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
  • Explore the Royal Gorge Railroad across the famous Hanging Bridge
  • Relive the gold mining day aboard the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Two night stays at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio and the Radisson Hotel in Colorado Springs
  • Tour Mesa Verde and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks
  • Visit the US Air Force Academy & the Garden of the Gods
  • Overnight accommodations in Denver, Dillon, Montrose and Alamosa
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,289 p.p./dbl.occ., $4,268 single 

Steamboatin' on Mark Twain's Mississippi

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9 Days * September 5-13, 2020

Offered by Talbot Tours


  • Sail aboard the NEW star of the American Queen Steamboat Company, the American Countess, launching in early 2020 and accommodating less than 250 passengers
  • Overnight in Minneapolis at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the stunning Mall of America
  • Board your steamboat in Red Wing near Minneapolis and follow the headwaters of the Mississippi River south through its most scenic areas
  • Explore the river towns of the Upper Mississippi River with INCLUDED shore excursions: Winona (MN), La Crosse (WI), Dubuque (IA), Bettendorf/Quad Cities (IA), Hannibal (MO), Alton/St. Louis (MO)
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento to Minneapolis/St Paul, from St. Louis (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 4 Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Fully escorted

 

Double occ. prices starting at...

$2,995 p.p. (Inside), $5,125 p.p.(Outside Open Veranda), $5,595 p.p. (Outside Private Veranda) 

Thanksgiving in New York City & The Macy's Parade

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5 Days * November 23-27, 2020

Offered by Mayflower Tours


  • Stay 4 nights in the heart of New York City's Times Square at the Crowne Plaza Times Square
  • Narrated tour of New York City including  Central Park, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Little Italy and Battery Park
  • Ride 70 stories to the Top of Rockefeller Center
  • Circle Manhattan Island Cruise past the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • See the magnificent Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular
  • Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with its marching bands, elaborate floats and giant baloons
  • Special Thanksgiving Day Dinner
  • Available Broadway shows each night (opt. cost)
  • Free time to explore on your own and find the perfect holiday gifts
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 4 Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$3,219 p.p./dbl.occ., $4,118 single  

International Cruises & Escorted Adventures

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

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8 Days * March 11-18, 2020

Offered by Collette Vacations


  • Dublin: Stay 2 nights at the Ashling Hotel, sightseeing tour to include Christ Church Cathedral
  • Visit Cashel for views of the historic Rock of Cashel
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone 
  • Killarney: 2 nights Killarney Towers,
  • Travel the Dingle Peninsula and beautiful Slea Head Road
  • View the stunning Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands
  • Sit down to homemade scones and tea with an Irish family
  • Whiskey tasting in the towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan
  • Overnight stays in Ennis and at historic Cabra Castle 
  • Tour options include a four-course medieval banquet hosted in a castle with living history characters or a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and a night of traditional Irish entertainment
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Airport transfers included
  • 8 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$2,899 p.p./dbl.occ., $3,299 single

This tour requires a valid passport!  

Cruising the Pacific Coast on the Grand Princess

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8 Days * March 29 - April 5, 2020

Offered by Talbot Tours


  • Sail roundtrip from San Francisco - no flights required!
  • Ports of Call included: Astoria (OR), Seattle (WA), Vancouver (BC) and Victoria (BC) plus 2 days at sea
  • Astoria: visit Ft. Stevens State Park, the Astoria Column, and Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Seattle: Visit the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden of Glass, Pike Place Market and the Boeing Museum of Flight
  • Vancouver: Explore North America's largest Chinatown, Stanley Park, the Caplilano Suspension Bridge, and ride the tram to the top of Grouse Mountain
  • Victoria: Discover Butchart Gardens, have High Tea at the exceptional Empress Hotel
  • On board entertainment and all meals aboard ship included
  • Home pickups and transfers included

 

Double occ. prices starting at...

$1,640 p.p. (Inside), $1,830 p.p.(Oceanview), $2,030 p.p. (Balcony)

This tour requires a valid passport! 

A Safari in Kenya

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 18 Days * May 4-16, 2020

Offered by Talbot Tours


  • Full day excursion into Samburu National Game Reserve
  • Two full days of viewing at Maasai Mara, Kenya's premier game reserve
  • Visit Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Visit the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Center
  • Discover Thompson's Falls and tour Lake Nakuru Park, an ornithologist's paradise
  • 2-night stays at Amboseli Serena Lodge, Samburu Sopa Lodge and Mara Fig Tree Camp
  • Overnight stays at the Boma Hotel Nairobi, Serena Mountain Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, and Lion hill Lodge
  • Window seats for all occupants in safari vehicles 
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento (available from additional cities)
  • Home pick up included
  • 28 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Fully escorted with professional safari guide
  • Visa processing fee included


$5,495 p.p./dbl.occ., $6,295 single

(airfare may increase for 2020)

This tour requires a valid passport!

Capitals of Central Europe

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16 Days * May 4-19, 2020 or September 9-24, 2020

 Offered by Image Tours


  • Visit the stunning cities and smaller jewels of the old world in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
  • Berlin: 2 night stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz, sightseeing tour including the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Krakow: 2 night stay at the Hotel Wyspianski, sightseeing including Old Town, Market Square, and Wawel Castle, optional visit to Auschwita-Birkenau and Krakow Salt Mines Dinner (add'l costs)
  • Budapest: 2 night stay at the Verdi Grand Hotel, sightseeing including Castle Hill, Vigado, and Gresham Palace
  • Vienna: 2 night stay Arthotel ANA Gala or Prime, sightseeing plus a free afternoon to explore, optional dinner at Schonbrunn Palace
  • Prague: 2 night stay at the Hotel International, sightseeing including Old Town Hall and the Church of St. Nicholas
  • Overnight stays in Eisenach (Martin Luther's Wartburg Castle), Legnica, Franconia, & Rudesheim
  • Visit Leipzig, final resting place of J.S. Bach, and Wittenburg, site of Luther's posting of his 95 Theses
  • Explore Dresden on the Elbe River, including the Semper Opera house and Zwinger Palace
  • Tour Nuremburg, Wurzburg and Rudeshiem
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento to/from Frankfurt (available from additional cities)
  • 22 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Fully escorted

 

$4,990 p.p./dbl.occ., $5,985 single

Save $300 per person until Sept. 27

Land only pricing available

This tour requires a valid passport!  

The Best of Scandinavia

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10 Days * September 2-11, 2020

Offered by Mayflower Tours


  • Stockholm: Stay 2 nights at the Hilton Slussen, local touring including city hall, Gamla Stan (Old Town), free afternoon or optional excursion to the Vasa Warship Museum and cruise along the Djurgarden Canal
  • Oslo: Stay overnight at the Thon Opera Hotel, city tour to include the Royal Palace and Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Bergen: Stay 2 nights at the Augustin Hotel, cruise the scenic Sognefjord and Naeroey Fjord, visit Troldhaugen, home to composer Edvard Grieg
  • Copenhagen: Stay 2 nights at the Scandic Hotel Copenhagen, city tour featuring The Little Mermaid Statue and Tivoli Garden
  • Free day to explore in Copenhagen or ajoin an optional excursion to North Zeeland with visits to Helsinor and Kronberg Castle.
  • View waterfalls, deep ravines and sheer cliffs as you travel by train from Oslo to Myrdal and from Myrdal to Flam, descending 3,500 feet in just 13 miles, on the world-famous Flam Railway
  • Stay overnight at the scenic Stalheim Hotel with panoramic views of the Norwegian valley 
  • Roundtrip airfare included from Sacramento to Stockholm, from Copenhagen (available from additional cities)
  • Includes one way flight from Bergen to Copenhagen
  • Airport transfers included
  • 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Fully escorted


$4,579 p.p./dbl.occ., $5,478  single This tour requires a valid passport!   

Exploring Spain & Portugal

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15 Days * May 5-19, 2020 or

October 13-27, 2020

Offered by Image Tours


  • Explore the Iberian Peninsula with optional excursions to Gibraltar & Morocco
  • Many optional activities highlight the freedom of choice available during this tour
  • Lisbon: Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Mundial, city tour including Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, free afternoon to explore Sao Jorge Castle or the Moorish Alfama District
  • Seville: Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Silken Al-Andalus Palace, city tour to include Plaza de Espana, Giralda Tower, and City Hall, with a free afteroon to discover Alcazar Palace, the Flamenco Museum Maria Louisa Park
  • Algeciras: Stay 2 nights  at the Hotel Globales Reina Cristina, free time to explore PLaza Alta
  • Costa Del Sol: Stay 3 nights at the seaside resort of the Hotel Melia Costa del Sol
  • Madrid: Stay 3 nights at the Novotel Madrid Center, a city tour, exploring the Prado Art Museum, optional visits to the Royal Palace, Old Town, and Reina Sofia Museum.
  • Baeza: overnight at the HOtel Puerta de la Luna Baeza, accessed by open-top tram
  • Visit a sherry bodega in Jerez with an optional viist to the Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
  • Visit Granada at the architectural masterpiece, The Alhambra 
  • Roundtrip airfare from Sacramento to Lisbon, from Madrid (available from additional cities)
  • 23 Meals: 13 breakfasts, 10 dinners
  • Fully escorted

 

$4,790 p.p./dbl.occ., $5,955, single

Save $150 per person double occ.

until Sept. 27

Land only pricing available

This tour requires a valid passport!