Legacy Tours 2021
PO Box 170113
Spartanburg SC 29301
SAN ANTONIO & DALLAS
Day One: Pack your boots and your Stetsons and get ready to head west! We’ll saddle up this morning (or at least board our late model luxury motorcoach) as we head out - we’ll consider this a modern day version of a stagecoach with a safe and experienced driver. Today we’ll travel south through Georgia & Alabama with meal and rest stops along the way. Early this evening we’ll arrive in Hattiesburg, Mississippi - our home for tonight.
Day Two: This will be a special day on the tour...we’ll continue south into Louisiana where we head west on I-12. We’ll make a stop at the state capitol building in Baton Rouge to see where governor Huey P. Long was shot and visit the observation deck for a grand view of the city and the Mississippi Delta. Our next stop is just past Lafayette at Scott, Louisiana. Here we’ll enjoy a tour of the Martin Accordion Company where they hand make those unique diatonic accordions. Joel Martin and the family band will treat us to a concert featuring Cajun, Country, Gospel & Zydeco music! Later this afternoon we’ll continue west on I-10 and cross the state line into the great state of Texas. Our home tonight will be in Orange, Texas - just south of Beaumont.
Day Three: Today we continue west by way of Beaumont and Houston, making sightseeing stops along the way. Mid-afternoon finds us arriving in the bustling city of San Antonio - our home for the next two nights. We’ll check into our hotel - situated along the famous Riverwalk and have a light dinner. This evening we’ll enjoy a boat cruise on the river.
Day Four: San Antonio is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. It’s a growing city - now the seventh largest in the United States. It has a rich and colorful history, having been under six flags: France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States. Nothing says Texas like the Alamo and that’s our first stop this morning where we’ll tour the famous fort where David Crockett, Colonel James Bowie, Colonel William Travis and 186 other brave Americans gave their lives defending the fort from General Santa Anna and his 5000 Mexican troops. While here we’ll enjoy the stirring film “Alamo - the Price of Freedom” in the Imax Theater. We’ll also visit the Japanese Tea Gardens, Mission San Juan and other historic sites today. Later this afternoon we’ll return to our hotel for some “free time” to enjoy all the shops and restaurants along the Riverwalk. A light dinner will be offered at the hotel this evening.
Day Five: This morning we depart San Antonio and travel north to Austin - the capital city of Texas. Here we’ll tour the state capitol building and see other sites in the city. This afternoon we travel over to College Station, Texas for a visit to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Departing College Station, we travel through the hill country of east Texas. Early this evening, we arrive in Waco - our home for the next two nights.
Day Six: This is our “Fixer Upper” day in Waco! If you’ve seen the show on HGTV (Coming soon to The Magnolia Channel), then you know who and what we are talking about. Chip & Joanna Gaines of Waco are the stars of the show and we’ll visit all their favorite places. We’ll shop at the Magnolia Market Silos - featuring amazing cupcakes at the bakery, unique wood offerings at Harp Designs, beautiful metal crafted signs at JDH Designs, and get refreshed at Common Grounds coffee shop. Our driving tour will include a passing view of Chip & Joanna’s home, a visit to Baylor University campus and much more!
Day Seven: Today we’ll enjoy two additional highlights in Waco....the Texas Rangers Museum (where we see the film “Story of the Texas Rangers”) and your choice of visiting the Dr. Pepper Museum or Joanna Gaines' "Little Shop on Bosque" (Magnolia Market Store). Waco is situated on the banks of the Brazos River, so we’ll make a photo stop at the Waco Suspension Bridge before departing. Mid-afternoon we’ll arrive in the bustling city of Fort Worth for a visit to the famous stockyards. Here is the statue of Bill Pickett - “The First Bulldogger.” Late this afternoon we’ll check into our Dallas area hotel. This evening we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Southfork Ranch – home of the Dallas Television Series plus a delicious BarBQue cookout at the ranch.
Day Eight: On Nov. 22, 1963 one of the most tragic events in our nation’s history took place in Dallas when president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This morning we’ll visit Dealy Plaza, see the memorial to president Kennedy and the sixth floor book depository where the shot rang out. Our final stop will be Pioneer Plaza to see the “larger than life” cattle drive. Late morning we’ll depart Dallas and head northeast to Texarkana - a trading and shopping hub for the four-state area of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. From here, we continue northeast on I-30, by way of Hope, Arkansas - the home of former president Bill Clinton and on to Little Rock for overnight.
Day Nine: Our first stop this morning will be at the Arkansas State Capitol Building in Little Rock for a guided tour...then we drive by the Governor’s Mansion before heading east on I-40, crossing the mighty Mississippi River into the “Volunteer State” of Tennessee - traveling by way of Memphis and Jackson to Nashville - our home for tonight. We’ll enjoy a late lunch today (included) at Brooks Shaw Old Country Store in Jackson and then have time to enjoy some of the sights in Nashville this evening!
Day Ten: It’s time to “head east” for home today, but what a tour this has been! We'll always remember the places we’ve been and the sights we’ve seen in the past ten days. We have a special “farewell lunch” planned for today as we travel home. We arrive home this evening, just in time to pack away our cowboy boots and Stetsons....that is, until it’s time to plan another great adventure with Legacy Tours!
Tour Includes: A hot breakfast at the hotel each morning, several other lunch and dinner meals and of course at least one or two picnics!
Price Per Person:
$1479 Double | $1443 Triple | $1425 Quad | $2019 Single
USA & Canada
Day One: Our route will take us across Fancy Gap and up the West Virginia Turnpike (with a sightseeing stop at the New River Gorge Bridge - second highest in the United States). We overnight in the Pittsburgh area.
Day Two: We’ll travel across beautiful upstate New York through the vineyard country by way of Buffalo and Grand Isle where we’ll cross the Rainbow Bridge to Spectacular Niagara Falls, Canada! We’ll tour the Niagara Falls area, and stop to take pictures of the Canadian (or Horseshoe) Falls, the American & Bridal Veil Falls. We’ll take a driving tour of the Niagara Parkway where we’ll see the Niagara School of Horticulture, the Hydro Electric Plant, and the famous Floral Clock. Lunch is included atop the Skylon Tower, rising over 800 feet above the falls. We also ride on Hornblower Cruises, the boat cruise that will take us right up to the base of the thundering Canadian falls! Tonight we’ll go to the observation deck of the Skylon Tower for a spectacular view of the falls - with the colored lights on them - at night!
Day Three & Four: These are a couple of special days. We’ll be free to just relax and enjoy beautiful Niagara Falls. You may want to walk along the Parkway, visit the shops and museums (Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, etc.). On Clifton Hill, visit Maple Leaf Village or ride across the whirlpools on the Spanish aero car! Late afternoon Friday, we return to Pennsylvania for overnight.
Day Five: Today we’ll travel through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia and Virginia as we head home, making a couple of special sightseeing stops along the way. We’ll arrive home this evening with lots of fond memories (and pictures) of a great tour to Niagara Falls, Canada!
Price Per Person:
$ 699 Double | $ 681 Triple | $ 675 Quad | $ 899 Single
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK AND
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Day One: We board our deluxe motorcoach this morning and head out on our great adventure to the spectacular Canadian Rockies. We journey west on I-40 through the great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee to Knoxville and then north on I-75 into the “Bluegrass state” of Kentucky. We’ll take a sightseeing drive through the famous Kentucky Horse Country, cross the Ohio river at Louisville and travel to Indianapolis for overnight.
Day Two: This morning we travel north into the “Land of Lincoln” – the great state of Illinois. Mid-morning we stop in Chicago for a chance to step out on the famous “Skywalk”, then travel I-90 west and enter the “Dairy State” of Wisconsin. We “get off the beaten path” and visit the National Dairy Shrine Museum in Fort Atkinson. The museum showcases the early days of milk production. Exhibits include an old creamery, milk barn, production equipment and milk hauling equipment. We’ll continue on to Madison (Wisconsin’s state capital) for overnight.
Day Three: Our route this morning takes us through the western park of Wisconsin (the heart of the logging country) and on into the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” – Minnesota. We’ll make a stop in St. Paul for a tour of the beautiful state capitol building and a sightseeing tour of the city, then travel to Brainerd for overnight.
Day Four: We’re in the heart of the lumbering country, so we have to start our morning with a big lumberjack breakfast (included) – then we’ll travel to Bemidji for a visit to the Information center which houses a wonderful collection of Paul Bunyan tools and artifacts with amusing names. Then we’ll step outside and have our picture made with Paul Bunyan and “Babe” – the big blue ox! This afternoon we’ll push further northwest, crossing the Red River into North Dakota and then the Canadian border into the province of Manitoba and on to Winnipeg for overnight.
Day Five: The scenery changes today as we head across Manitoba, passing through Portage La Prairie and Brandon, the heart of Canada’s agriculturally rich provinces. Wheat and other grains are grown here by the thousands of acres. A highlight today will be a visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy & Museum in Regina (in the province of Saskatchewan). The RCMP have been located in Regina since 1885. Remember the slogan, “We always get our man.” From here we’ll head northwest to the “Bridge City” of Saskatoon for overnight.
Day Six: We continue Northwest this morning crossing into the Canadian prov- ince of Alberta to the city of Edmonton. One of the largest cities in western Cana- da, Edmonton is a major supplier of petroleum & agriculture products to the rest of North America. Another highlight of our tour is a visit to the West Edmonton Mall – at over a mile long with 800 stores, 120 restaurants, casino, aquarium & 80 foot replica of a Spanish Galleon, there is truly “Something for everyone!”
Day Seven: Now the day we’ve all been waiting for....we depart Edmonton and head for the spectacular Canadian Rockies! We’ll travel the famous Yellowhead Highway and enter Jasper National Park at Hinton. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a two-hour cruise on Maligne Lake to the world famous Spirit Island (this is one of the most photographed spots in Western Canada!). Then we board the Jasper Tramway for a 1 1⁄4 mile trip to the top of Whistlers Mountain. There are vast areas of alpine tundra at the top (along with hiking trails, a restaurant and gift shop). We’ll overnight in the resort town of Jasper.
Day Eight: Another great adventure awaits us in the Canadian Rockies today! Our first stop will be at the famed Athabasca Glacier where we’ll board our specially equipped “Snowcoach” for a ride on the Glacier - a 2000 foot thick extension of the Columbia Icefield! Then we’ll travel south through the park to Lake Louise. With the majestic Victoria Glacier towering overhead, the icy blue lake and flower gardens, this historic resort is one of the most beautiful sights in the world! This afternoon we’ll continue south into Banff National Park to the resort city of Banff. We’ll have a chance to visit sites in the area (including the Banff Springs Resort). Then we’ll travel to Calgary for overnight.
Day Nine: This morning we take a ride to the top of the 626 ft. high Calgary Tower for a bountiful breakfast in the revolving restaurant (compliments of Legacy Tours) and a fantastic view of the city and the Rocky Mountains. This afternoon we cross back into the United States and enter the “Big Sky Country” of Montana. Our destination is Glacier National Park. At 1 million acres, the park is big, rugged and primitive. It is truly “natures unspoiled domain” and has not changed since Meri- wether Lewis saw it in the distance in 1806. We’ll overnight on the east side of the park.
Day Ten: Today we’ll board one of the park vehicles and take one of the most spectacular drives in the world! We'll travel the “Going to the Sun Highway” – over 50 miles of unsurpassed beauty. We’ll get a spectacular 100 mile view when we cross the continental divide at Logan’s Pass (elevation 6646 feet). We’ll overnight again in the park area.
Day Eleven: This is a travel day for us as we follow hwys 89 & 287 along the front range of the Rockies, staying entirely within the state of Montana. Late afternoon we’ll arrive in West Yellowstone – frequently the coldest spot in the nation.
Day Twelve: It's hard to imagine scenery any more spectacular than we’ve seen, but Yellowstone National Park is truly a sight to behold. We’ll enter from the west side, so we get a unique view of the park. Highlights will include, “Old Faithful” geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Paint Pots, Artist Point and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Wildlife will abound throughout the park. Late this afternoon we’ll exit the park on the east side and travel to Cody, Wyoming for overnight.
Day Thirteen: Today finds us traveling through some of the most rugged and beautiful country of the old west as we depart Cody and journey south through Wyoming. We’ll cross the Bighorn Mountains and make several special stops on our way to Cheyenne, our home for tonight.
Day Fourteen: Cheyenne once had a reputation as “Hell on Wheels” when the Union Pacific Railroad reached here and brought with it professional gunmen, gamblers, soldiers, cowboys and outlaws. Saloons and cheap liquor made this a haven for desperadoes, confidence men and saloon girls. We’ll learn the history of the city this morning when we tour the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. We’ll see a fantastic collection of weapons, carriages, clothing and western art. We’ll depart Cheyenne and travel east through the Cheyenne Indian Reservation – following the Platte River as it winds its way through the “Cornhusker State” of Nebraska. A special stop awaits us at Gothenburg when we visit the Pony Express Station & then continue to Lincoln for overnight.
Day Fifteen: This morning we’ll travel through the southwestern corner of Iowa and into the “Show Me” state of Missouri. We head south on I-29 by way of St. Joseph (with a special stop at the Historic Center) to Kansas City. Then we travel I-70 east to the bustling city of St. Louis. Late this afternoon we’ll get a chance to take a transporter ride to the top of the famed Gateway Arch and visit the pioneer museum. This evening you can enjoy the activities along the waterfront or maybe try your hand at “Lady Luck” on one of the riverboat casinos.
Day Sixteen: The most famous industry in St. Louis is the Budweiser Brewing Company. This morning we’ll visit Grant Park where we’ll get to see the famous Clydesdale horses that are used in parades throughout the country and the Budweiser commercials. Late this morning we’ll depart St. Louis and head east to Nashville, Tennessee – our home for tonight. This evening we’ll enjoy a delicious “farewell dinner” in Nashville.
Day Seventeen: This will be a great day to sit back, relax and relish the memories of a fantastic trip. We've been in thirteen states and three Canadian Provinces. It’s all gone by so quickly. We’ll say goodbye to our Legacy Tours traveling family and start planning our next great adventure!
Twenty-five meals are included on this tours!
Price Per Person:
$2989 Double | $2919 Triple | $2889 Quad | $4099 Single
"LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN"
August 4 to 17, 2021
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Airport transfer service (from Western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina).
Round-trip airfare INCLUDED!
Guided city tour of Seattle, Washington (see the famous Space Needle and other sites).
Guided city tour of Vancouver, British Columbia
(visit the opulent Empress Hotel, & see the
beautiful gardens and other sites in this “world class” city.)
Eight Day / Seven night “Inside Passage” cruise aboard the newly remodeled Celebrity “Millennium.”
Celebrity Cruise Lines has been voted the top “large cruise ship” line in the world! All of the social areas have
enormous windows, so no matter where you are, you get a spectacular view!
We’ll cruise the “Inside Passage” -
Where walls of sheer blue ice rise majestically from the sea.
Cruise the “Gulf of Alaska” to see huge humpback whales and
great bald eagles.
Ports of call include: Ketchikan – a beautiful
& quaint harbor town
with lots of museums & shops and the world’s largest totem pole.
Icy Strait Point, located on Chichagof Island –
famous for its native Tlinget culture.
We'll stroll through the cannery, shop for authentic jewelry or get up close to the giant humpback whales.
Juneau – the state capitol (we’ll enjoy the Mendenhall Glacier tour here); Skagway – This is truly the heart of the gold rush country, where thousands of ‘49ers came to seek their fortune (we’ll visit the gold rush museum and enjoy the Soapy Smith Show!).
We’ll cruise to awesome 67 mile long Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound to view the College Fjord (with 16 sparkling glaciers). Our cruise will end in Seward, Alaska.
Five Day / Four Night Interior Tour of Alaska City tour of Anchorage
(Earthquake Museum and many other sites).
Alaska Railroad (domed car service) from to Fairbanks with an overnight stop at Denali Park for an awesome wildlife tour into the park and view of Mt. Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley - the tallest in North America).
City tour of Fairbanks (where it only gets “dusky dark” at midnight!).
Visit to the Alaska Pipeline and history museum, Discovery Riverboat Cruise and Alaska Salmon Bake!
Twenty Five meals included on the cruise/tour.
*Special Note: This is just a brief overview of the trip – there will be sights and attractions too numerous to list here.
General Tour Information
This is an “all inclusive” tour that includes motorcoach transfer service; round-trip airfare (including airline baggage service - 1 - 45 lb bag); luxury cruise (with all meals and entertainment aboard the ship & includes all port and departure taxes), interior tour of Alaska (including train fare, hotels, baggage service and all attractions). Plus, services of a professional tour director.
Complete tour price (per person - double occupancy)
$4290 (inside stateroom) $4640 (outside stateroom)
Balance of tour price is due May 1, 2021. Cancellations received less than 85 days prior to departure are subject to a cancellation penalty.
Reservations for outside staterooms on this tour / cruise are limited and are strictly first come – first serve.