This coming year, we have several new trips for you to enjoy, and several returning favorites that our loyal customers look forward to every year. We’ve planned out an exciting 15-day trip along Route 66 with plenty of stops at roadside attractions, vintage roadside diners, museums, natural wonders, and more. For the truly adventurous, we invite you to travel with us Around the World in 21 Days as we make our way from Hong Kong to Amsterdam to claim our new titles as Circumnavigators.
Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve got planned for 2019.
The Twin Music Cities
Trip Dates: March 15-18
Trip # 12890
Discover the musical roots of Nashville and Memphis in March on our Twin Music Cities trip. Our first stop is Nashville and the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Situated in the heart of Nashville, this luxury hotel allows you to hit all the high notes of Music City, both in the area and under the hotel’s roof. We’ll pay a visit to the famed Music Row with a morning tour of Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio. Then it’s on to Memphis and the home of the King – Elvis Presley. Take an unforgettable journey through Graceland, the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Learn how the revolutionary style and unique sound of Elvis’ music changed the face of popular music and culture forever. We’ll spend the night at the new Guest House at Graceland, a full-service, resort property adjacent to the world-famous Graceland Mansion!
Las Vegas + Michael Jackson ONE
Trip Dates: April 30 – May 4
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” the incredible Michael Jackson ONE Show is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance, and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop. Audiences are immersed into the world of Michael’s music to experience his biggest hits like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment. While the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil will easily be the highlight of your trip to Las Vegas, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of Sin City. For an experience of a lifetime, pre-book one of Kelly Tours’ Optional Excursions: Helicopter over and into the Grand Canyon West Rim, Grand Canyon South Rim Motor Coach Tour, Half Day coach trip to The Hoover Dam.
Lobsterfest on Cape Cod
Trip Dates: May 20-25
When it comes to lobster, no one does it better than New England. That’s why we’re headed north for Lobsterfest on Cape Cod! Enjoy a night at the amazing Foxwoods Casino (a $10 slot play is included!) before we head to Boston. Once in Boston, we’ll meet a local guide for a tour of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route that will take us past 16 historically significant sites in the Cradle of Liberty. Then it’s off to the Cape Cod peninsular for a real treat: a traditional New England Lobster Bake, featuring Clam “Chowda,” succulent Cape Cod Lobster, steamers and much more. Plastic bibs are, of course, provided. What’s a trip to the Cape without an adventure to Nantucket? Also known as “The Grey Lady,” this tiny, isolated island has no traffic lights, no fast food restaurants, and no highways. Spend the day exploring the wharves and cobblestones streets of downtown Nantucket. You’ll find restaurants, boutiques, steepled churches, and old-fashioned lamp posts setting the stage for a perfect last day on the Cape.
Great American West National Parks
Trip Dates: August 8 – 23
Pastoral plains, jagged mountains, dark forests, chiseled granite edifies, historic battlefields, and exploding geysers await you on this 16-day trip of The Great American West National Parks. After stops in St. Louis and Sioux City, you’ll explore the dramatic landscape of Badlands National Park. The rugged beauty of the Badlands’ layered rock formations is home to bison, bighorn sheep, and even prairie dogs. Follow in the footsteps of the famous – and infamous – who left their marks on the Wild West with a visit to Deadwood. A National Historic Landmark, Deadwood was born from one of the great gold rushes in America and was home to Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Wyatt Earp.
Then it’s off to the highlight of the trip: Yellowstone, America’s first National Park. While mostly in Wyoming, the park stretches into parts of Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. With stops in Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, and Branson for shopping and shows, plus scenic drives through some of America’s most beautiful landscapes, this is one trip you should put on your Bucket List for 2019.
The Southern Loop
Trip Dates: September 9-15
Take a journey through the Southern states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to discover their many riches and secrets on this 7-day trip. Tour the grounds of Bellingrath Gardens, a Southern Estate boasting 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry before spending the evening in the Big Easy. Known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live music, and singular cuisine that reflects its history as a melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, New Orleans has something for every type of traveler. Immerse yourself in the rich, vibrant history of Natchez, home to some of the most well preserved and architecturally stunning antebellum homes in the American South. After a guided tour of this beautiful city, you’ll understand exactly what locals mean when they say, “Natchez is what you love about the South.”
Trip Dates: October 4-18
This incredible 15-day trip will take you on an adventure through the heart of the US on a diagonal road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica that takes in some of the country’s most archetypal roadside scenes. Stop at iconic Route 66 locations, like the iconic Dwight Texaco Gas Station (18 cents a gallon!), Funks Grove Drive Maple Sugar Trees, and the Hot Dog Man. Experience the legacy of the American West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Western art in the world. Walk among hundreds of hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, one of the most photographed events on earth! If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, rusty middle-of-nowhere truck stops, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”
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