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Yellowstone in Depth

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INTEGRATED VACATIONHIGH ACTIVITY LEVEL! This vacation is in conjunction with a “general public” tour group. It is best suited for Travelers who are active, high functioning, have strong social skills, are independent with self-cares, and display positive behaviors.

Details will be available by August 1, 2022. If you are interested in receiving specifics about this adventure let us know. We’ll send you the detailed itinerary when we have it planned. If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Yellowstone National Park you know how remarkable and dramatic it is. Be prepared to be amazed again, again, and again on this motor coach journey exploring the Park in great depth. This excursion will be hosted by Jill Hunger, a retired high school and college geology and biology teacher. Jill has been leading tours to Yellowstone since 1993 for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, MATC, Viterbo University, and Sauk Prairie High School. She was also a Yellowstone Park Tour Guide for four seasons. We’ll spend five glorious days traversing the Park covering the “popular” sites but also discovering and exploring many of the less traveled regions. The wildlife, the scenery, the gasps in response to the views around each corner, and the vast information provided by Jill make this trip truly unique and exclusive. In addition to our Yellowstone immersion we’ll explore Grand Teton National Park, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield and so much more. In bus/on route discussions will include Lewis & Clark and Native American tribes of the Dakota’s. This trip requires walking on uneven ground and is a HIGH ACTIVITY trip. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will likely be REQUIRED for this trip.

SUMMER OF 2023

Pick up Locations: Dubuque, Platteville, Madison, Sauk City, Baraboo, Reedsburg, La Valle, Mauston, Tomah, Milwaukee, Waupaca, Appleton, Oshkosh Allenton, Fond du Lac

Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise with the French Riviera

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Book by May 31, 2022 and receive FREE AIRFARE – a $1,700 savings off the above rates.

Partnering with Mayflower Tours we offer this extraordinary European adventure. Contact us for a detailed itinerary – we simply cannot describe this incredible trip within a paragraph. A highlight will be the seven-night luxury river cruise through southern France with stops to explore many historic and picturesque cities. Plus, we’ll spend three nights in Nice on the French Riviera. River cruising is an amazing way to explore Europe. Round-trip air out of Milwaukee and 23 meals are included. Optional cancellation insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and costs as little as $499 and MUST be paid with the deposit. A $400 deposit required with balance due May 4, 2023. A Passport and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is REQUIRED.

August 4 – 15, 2023     12 Days

COST: $10,865/ person (double) in Emerald Stateroom

  • Suite upgrades available starting at $1,800/person.

Departures from LaValle, Reedsburg, Baraboo, Sauk City, Spring Green, Platteville, Dubuque, Johnson Creek, Milwaukee, DeForest, Madison, Beloit & Rockford.

Spring Into Disney

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We’ll fly to sunny Orlando where our overnight accommodations will be on-site at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort. We’ll enjoy a day at each of the following Disney Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot Center. We’ll also have an “extra” day to relax at our resort or visit Disney Springs shopping and entertainment district. On your “extra” day you can choose visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park for an additional $300. This Park has cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”, “The Lost Continent”, “Seuss Landing” and “Jurassic Park”. A $500 deposit is REQUIRED by December 15, 2022 to reserve a spot. Optional trip cancellation insurance is available – see our website. All breakfasts, all evening meals and airfare are included. Airline and motor coach transportation. Note that all Disney Parks have a strict non-smoking policy. Considerable walking on multiple days. REAL ID REQUIRED.

April 18 – 26, 2023      9 Days

Cost per person:  $3,545 – Double        $3,345 – Quad         $3,995 – Single/ADA

Pick up Locations: Stevens Point, Waupaca, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Allenton, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Tomah, WI Dells, Dubuque, Platteville, Madison, Beloit, Rockford

Grand Hawaiian Cruise

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A $2,000 deposit is due by June 15, 2022 to secure a spot. Balance is due by September 1, 2022.

Sun drenched beaches, sparkling blue water, warm tropical breezes, lush rain forests – leave your cares and the cold weather behind as we enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. Our first three nights in paradise will be spent on the Island of Oahu at the Honolulu Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, just steps away from Waikiki Beach. There will be plenty of time to relax on the beach and explore Honolulu. We’ll enjoy a day-long tour of Oahu including: Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head, Waimea Falls, sugar cane fields, Dole Pineapple Plantation, the North Shore and much more. We’ll also visit historic Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Another day of touring along the incredible south shore includes a stop at Kualoa Ranch, a historic and cultural Hawaiian experience. Next, we board the luxurious Norwegian Cruise Lines “Pride of America” for a seven day cruise visiting three additional Hawaiian Islands. Each night will be spent on the ship while each day will be spent exploring and enjoying the islands. We’ll spend two days on Maui where we’ll enjoy the “Road to Hana” Island tour over bridges and around hairpin turns while taking in the rugged coastline, lush hillsides and tumbling waterfalls. Time to relax on Maui’s Wailea Beach is also planned. Our two days on the “Big Island” of Hawaii will include an Island tour featuring Volcanoes National Park. Another day tour includes the “Best of Hilo” including the amazing Liliuokelani Gardens. On Kauai, the Garden Island, our fascinating tour will include the 3000 foot deep Waimea Canyon, a Wailua River Cruise and the Fern Grotto. While on the cruise ship we’ll be spoiled with fabulous, seemingly endless meals, wonderful entertainment, and incredible views of the Islands. Optional (strongly recommended) trip cancellation insurance is available – call Able Trek Tours for details. Nineteen (19) meals, airfare, and all cruise gratuities are included. Motor coach, cruise ship and air transportation. Considerable walking. All Travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof to attend this trip – no exceptions whatsoever.

January 17 – 29, 2023      13 DAYS

Cost per person (DOUBLES ONLY): $9,295 – (OCEANVIEW CABIN)

Pick up Locations: Stevens Point, Waupaca, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Allenton, Dubuque, Platteville, Madison, East Troy, Beloit, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Tomah, Rockford

Milwaukee Christmas

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We’ll begin our day at Milwaukee’s fabulous Pabst Mansion decked out for the Holidays – Christmas at the Pabst Mansion.   A Milwaukee holiday tradition! With unique decorations every year, this grand exhibition offers an ever-changing feast for your eyes.  After visiting the Pabst Mansion we’ll drop you off at Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and the Milwaukee Public Market. You’ll have three hours to shop at numerous specialty, home furnishing, fashion and other unique stores.  You’ll also have time for lunch (self-pay) at any number of excellent restaurants in the area. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Noel Light Park and Christmas Market at State Fair Park.  This entirely indoor event is like a journey through Santa’s village, with something to offer for everyone. Around each corner, you’ll find new and unique experiences. Stop to watch live entertainers, share a laugh with Santa’s helpers, and enjoy the larger than life light structures and displays that surround you in a warm, sparkling glow.  A wonderful Christmas Shopping Market and food vendors are also part of this amazing event.  Moderate walking to considerable walking and managing a few steps.

COST: $119 / Person

PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
6:25 AM LAVALLE 8:30 PM 7:35 AM SAUK CITY 7:20 PM
6:45 AM REEDSBURG 8:10 PM 8:10 AM DEFOREST 6:50 PM
7:10 AM BARABOO 7:45 PM 8:35 AM MADISON 6:30 PM

Chicago Holiday Shopping & Museums

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Celebrate the holiday season with a day in Chicago and leave the driving to us!  We’ll drop you off at one of the following five locations:  Woodfield Mall / IKEA area; Navy Pier; the Museum Campus (Field Museum & Shedd Aquarium); the Museum of Science & Industry; and Michigan Ave.  You’ll be on your own to enjoy Chicago however you would like. Approximate arrival time in Chicago is 10:30 AM – departure at 5:00 PM.  Spending a day in Chicago could not get any easier!  Meals and admission fees are on your own.  We can help plan your day – give us a call.  Considerable walking.

COST: $92 / Person

PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
5:55 AM LAVALLE 11:00 PM 7:00 AM SAUK CITY 9:55 PM
6:10 AM REEDSBURG 10:45 PM 7:35 AM DEFOREST 9:25 PM
6:35 AM BARABOO 10:20 PM 8:00 AM MADISON 9:05 PM

“Giving Back”National Museum Of Mexican Art Day Of The Dead Exhibit & Pilsen Neighborhood

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The National Museum of Mexican Art showcases 3600 years of creativity produced on both sides of the border.  Join us for a special docent tour of the temporary 2022 Day of the Dead Exhibit with time to check out additional exhibits on your own.  The museum is located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Rich in LatinX culture and home to many artists, Pilsen is overflowing with music, visual art, culinary tradition, specialty shops and nightlife.  Enjoy lunch on your own at your choice of Mexican restaurants near the museum.  After lunch, join a guided walking tour of Pilsen that will highlight the cultural integrity of the neighborhood including some of the most vibrant public artworks in all of Chicago!  After the tour, you’ll have time to check out Pilsen’s vinyl and vintage shops, taquerias, restaurants, bakeries and galleries to discover for yourself why Forbes named Pilsen among the Top 12 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World.  Considerable walking.

*Giving Back Trips are developed in collaboration with, and in support of, local non-profits. The proceeds of this trip will support Reedsburg ArtsLink, a multi-disciplinary arts non-profit based in Reedsburg that uses the arts as a platform to build community.  ArtsLink has served the Reedsburg Area since 2014. Visit them at www.reedsburgartslink.org and like them on FaceBook.

COST: $123 / Person

PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
5:55 AM LAVALLE 11:00 PM 7:00 AM SAUK CITY 9:55 PM
6:10 AM REEDSBURG 10:45 PM 7:35 AM DEFOREST 9:25 PM
6:35 AM BARABOO 10:20 PM 8:00 AM MADISON 9:05 PM

Warren’s Cranberry Festival

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Browse 650 art & craft booths, 350 flea market booths and 100 farmer’s market booths. Along the way, enjoy live entertainment and over 70 food booths.   Our motor coach will park right in the middle of the action – no need to fight traffic and park a mile from the grounds. We’ll be at the Festival from 9:30 AM until 4:45 PM. This annual journey is always a wonderful fall experience.

COST: $55 / Person

PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
8:00 AM REEDSBURG 6:20 PM
6:30 AM DEFOREST 7:50 PM 8:20 AM LAVALLE 6:05 PM
7:05 AM SAUK CITY 7:20 PM 8:40 AM MAUSTON 5:40 PM
7:30 AM BARABOO 6:50 PM 8:50 AM NEW LISBON 5:30 PM

Wisconsin State Fair

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The State Fair is always a summer treat for young and old alike! Dozens of restaurants, over 25 entertainment stages, animal shows, amusement rides, shopping, pig races, and much more make the State Fair one of Wisconsin’s greatest annual events. Whether you sit back and relax, get up and dance, brave a roller coaster or tour the animal barns the Wisconsin State Fair has something for everyone! Share the day with your children and/or grandchildren. We’ll be at the Fair from 10 AM until 5 PM. Considerable self-paced walking.

COST:
$77 / Adult
$59 / Child 12 years and under

PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
6:10 AM MAUSTON 8:40 PM 7:25 AM BARABOO 7:25 PM
6:40 AM LAVALLE 8:10 PM 7:40 AM SAUK CITY 7:00 PM
7:00 AM REEDSBURG 7:50 PM 8:15 AM DEFOREST 6:30 PM

Wisconsin State Fair

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The State Fair is always a summer treat for young and old alike! Dozens of food vendors, over 25 entertainment stages, animal shows, amusement rides, shopping, pig races, and much more make the State Fair one of Wisconsin’s greatest annual events. Whether you sit back and relax, get up and dance, brave a roller coaster or tour the animal barns the Wisconsin State Fair has something for everyone! We’ll be at the Fair from 10:30 AM until 4 PM. Considerable walking.

COST: $180 per Person

Pick up Location: Platteville, Dubuque, Mt Horeb, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Allenton, Madison, Johnson Creek, Milwaukee