Articles in Category: Itineraries

Yosemite Five-Day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Depart hometown airport
  • Arrive San Francisco
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Yosemite - Guided stops en route
  • Arrive Yosemite National Park
  • Check into Curry Village
  • Dinner

DAY TWO:


DAY THREE


DAY FOUR

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for the high country of Tuolumne Meadows
  • Hike Lembert Dome
  • Lunch in Tuolumne Meadows
  • Hike along the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River
  • Crane Flat & Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias - Hike through a grove of some of the tallest trees in the world
  • Dinner

DAY FIVE

  • Breakfast
  • Load bags on bus
  • Lunch en route
  • Tour San Francisco including:
  • Dinner in the city
  • Motor to airport for flight home - arrive home late at night or early the next day depending on destination

Grand Canyon Five-day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Las Vegas
  • Group meets Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Lake Mead
  • Lunch at Lake Mead Visitor Center
  • Hoover Dam tour
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Grand Canyon East Entrance
  • Working toward the south rim with canyon guide featuring stops at:
  • Cameron Trading Post
  • Desert View Watch Tower
  • Box lunch
  • Hike the South Kaibab Trail (hikes will be based on ability)
  • Canyon View Information Plaza
  • Mather Point
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE


DAY FOUR


DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Las Vegas
  • Lunch en route
  • Arrive at Circus Circus Adventuredome for activities
  • Other Las Vegas sights as time and crowds allow
  • Leave Circus Circus
  • Free time and shopping in Caesar’s Palace Forum shops
  • Group meets for dinner at Planet Hollywood in the Forum Shops
  • Walk Las Vegas Blvd to the Bellagio for the Fountains of Bellagio Show
  • Depart for Las Vegas airport for departure home

(Groups on east coast and Midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day six, depending on flight availability)

Grand Canyon Three-day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Sedona, AZ
  • Lunch
  • Slide Rock State Park: Weather permitting, swim in natural waterslide at Oak Creek
  • Free time and dinner in Sedona
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Lowell Observatory- Star gaze thru the telescope that discovered Pluto
  • Return to hotel


DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments - Marvel at the volcanic crater formed almost 1000 years ago and visit what was once home to many farmers and traders over the last 1000 years
  • Depart for Page, AZ
  • Lunch in Page
  • Float trip on Colorado River- Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glen Canyon while floating down the Colorado River
  • Dinner
  • Rock climbing- Challenge yourself to scale the walls at this indoor facility in downtown Flagstaff
  • Return to hotel


DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Grand Canyon East Entrance
  • Working toward the south rim with canyon guide featuring stops at:
    • Cameron Trading Post - Shop for your favorite Grand Canyon souvenirs at this historical trading post built in 1911
    • Desert View Watch Tower - Climb to the highest point on the south rim with spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River and Painted Desert
    • Hike the rim or South Kaibab Trail (hikes will be based on ability)
    • Canyon View Information Plaza with box lunch
    • Mather Point
  • Dinner
  • Depart for home

Grand Canyon Photography Tour

DAY ONE

  • Arrive Las Vegas
  • Group meets Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Lake Mead
  • Lunch en route
  • Hoover Dam tour
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Morning instruction at hotel:
    • Short overview of basic camera controls
    • Discuss use of light in Grand Canyon
    • Techniques of composition in canyon
  • IMAX movie Grand Canyon-The Hidden Secrets
  • Lunch
  • Enter Grand Canyon National Park
  • Free time to photograph along rim
  • Dinner
  • Board bus for photo session-Shoshone Point Sunset
  • Instructor will be on hand to coach students
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Depart hotel for sunrise photo shoot-accompanied by instructor
  • Sunrise - around 5:00 am - Group will hike down into canyon or stay on rim, depending on preference and ability
  • Breakfast
  • Rest time in hotel
  • Check out of hotel
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Sedona
  • Shopping and photo time in Sedona
  • Dinner
  • Check into Flagstaff hotel

DAY FOUR


DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Las Vegas
  • Lunch en route
  • Arrive at Circus Circus Adventuredome for activities
  • Other Las Vegas sights as time allows
  • Leave Circus Circus
  • Free time and shopping in Caesar's Palace Forum shops
  • Group meets for dinner at Planet Hollywood in the Forum Shops
  • Walk Las Vegas Blvd to the Bellagio for the Fountains of Bellagio Show - photograph the lights of Las Vegas
  • Depart for Las Vegas airport for departure home
  • (Groups on east coast and Midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day six, depending on flight availability)

Lake Powell and Utah Canyon Country

DAY ONE

  • Meet at airport 2 hours before departure
  • Arrive in Las Vegas
  • Group meets Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Red Rock National Conservation Area
  • Box lunch at Red Rock
  • Hike the limestone formations of Red Rock
  • Drive the scenic loop
  • Depart for Kanab
  • Dinner
  • Check into Hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hikes and sights near Grand Canyon Lodge
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon saunter down the North Kaibab Trail
  • Sunset at Point Imperial (time permitting)
  • Return to Hotel

DAY THREE

  • Breakfast
  • Motor to Lake Powell
  • Board motor boat to shuttle gear and kayaks to camp
  • Set up camp
  • Paddle in cove: Learn the basics of Kayaking
  • Dinner

DAY FOUR

  • Camp breakfast
  • This day will be spent kayaking and exploring the beautiful side canyons of Lake Powell
  • Return to camp for dinner

DAY FIVE


DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Zion
  • Enter Zion National Park east entrance
  • Checkerboard Mesa
  • Board Zion Shuttle to Narrows
  • Hike the Narrows, weather permitting
  • Motor to Visitor Center
  • Motor to Las Vegas
  • Dinner in Las Vegas
  • Fountains of Bellagio Show
  • Drop at airport for flight home

DAY SEVEN

  • Arrive home AM

Grand Circle Five-day Tour (Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks)

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Zion National Park
  • Hikes and sights per guide
  • Lunch
  • Hike the Narrows of the Virgin River (weather permitting)
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY THREE


DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Grand Canyon East Entrance
  • Working toward the South Rim with guide featuring stops at Cameron Trading Post and Desert View Watch Tower
  • Box lunch
  • Hike the South Kaibab Trail (hikes will be based on ability)
  • Canyon View Information Plaza
  • Mather Point
  • Dinner
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Return to hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Slide Rock State Park
  • Slide Rock State Park: Weather permitting, swim in natural waterslide at Oak Creek
  • Depart for Las Vegas
  • Lunch en route
  • Free time and shopping in Caesar's Palace Forum shops (time permitting)
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • Walk The Strip of Las Vegas Blvd to the Bellagio for the Fountains of Bellagio Show
  • Depart for Las Vegas airport for departure home

(Groups on east coast and Midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day six, depending on flight availability)

Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks Seven-day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Las Vegas
  • Group meets Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Lake Mead - See the largest reservoir in the United States
  • Lunch en route
  • Hoover Dam Tour- The engineering marvel that enables the Southwest to have drinking water, irrigation, and many recreation activities on Lake Mead
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Grand Canyon East Entrance
  • Working toward the south rim with canyon guide featuring stops at:
    • Cameron Trading Post - Shop for your favorite Grand Canyon souvenirs at this historical trading post built in 1911.
    • Desert View Watch Tower- Climb to the highest point on the south rim with spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River and Painted Desert.
    • Box lunch
    • Hike the Rim or South Kaibab Trail (hikes based on ability)
    • Canyon View Information Plaza
    • Mather Point
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Museum of Northern Arizona- Learn about the anthropology, biology, geology and fine art of Northern Arizona and it's people
  • Depart for Sedona
  • Hiking and scrambling on the Red Rocks of Sedona
  • Box lunch on trail
  • Depart for Slide Rock- Swim and play in natural water slides - weather permitting
  • Free time and dinner in Sedona
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Lowell Observatory- Star gaze thru the telescope that discovered Pluto.
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments- Marvel at the volcanic crater formed almost 1000 years ago and visit what was once home to many farmers and traders over the last 1000 years.
  • Depart for Page, AZ
  • Lunch
  • Float trip on the Colorado River - Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glen Canyon while floating down the Colorado River
  • Depart for Bryce, UT
  • Dinner
  • Check into Rubys Inn

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart to Kodachrome State Park for hike - Wind your way through some exotic sandstone formations and recount ancient geologic history
  • Depart to Bryce National Park - Home to one of the world's largest and most colorful collections of Hoodoos!
  • Lunch
  • Hike the Queens Garden and Navajo Loop trails with guide
  • Other sights along the rim as time allows
  • Return to hotel
  • Pizza party at pool

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Motor to Zion National Park- Surround yourself by massive, sandstone canyon walls carved by the Virgin River
  • Enter the east entrance-stops in park per guide and group leader
  • Lunch at Zion Lodge
  • Hike the Narrows-weather permitting
  • Dinner in Springdale
  • Check into hotel

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Motor to Las Vegas
  • Sights and box lunch en route
  • Arrive at Circus Circus Adventuredome, Las Vegas - Ride the rollercoaster and scream with delight at this indoor amusement park
  • Free time and shopping in Caesar's Palace Forum Shops
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • Walk down Las Vegas Boulevard to the fountains of Bellagio show- Experience a fountain show "Vegas" style with big lights, big music, and a big fun
  • Depart for airport for flight home
  • (Groups on east coast and Midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day eight, depending on flight availability)

Havasupai and Grand Canyon Six-day Camping Adventure

DAY ONE

  • Groups arrive in Phoenix; meet Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart airport
  • Lunch in Phoenix
  • Drive through Sedona Slide Rock State Parkweather permitting
  • Depart for Flagstaff
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel
  • Meeting with guides to prepare for Havasupai

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Havasu
  • Arrive at trailhead in early morning - hike ten miles to campground
  • Arrive at campground and set up camp
  • Swim at Havasu Falls
  • Dinner at camp

DAY THREE

  • We will break into groups of 5-7 people per guide to explore the Canyon, swim in Havasu and Mooney Falls

DAY FOUR

  • Early breakfast and prepare for hike out of Canyon
  • Depart
  • Meet bus for trip to Flagstaff
  • Lunch en route
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner
  • Rock Climbing - Challenge yourself to scale the walls at this indoor facility in downtown Flagstaff

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Page, AZ
  • Tour Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments en route
  • Marvel at the volcanic crater formed almost 1000 years ago and visit what was once home to many farmers and traders over the last 1000 years
  • Lunch in Page
  • Float trip on the Colorado River - Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glen Canyon while floating down the Colorado River
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY SIX

(Groups on east coast and Midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day six, depending on flight availability)

Arizona Tax Credit Info

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Florida Five-Day Tour

Day 1

  • Arrive in Florida
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Naples, FL
  • Airboat ride– Skim across the glassy waters and sawgrass searching for wildlife
  • Gator and Wildlife Show – Encounter many animals including alligators, lizards, Florida panther and many more
  • Corkscrew Sanctuary
  • Guided nature walk
  • Dinner
  • Sunset at Naples Pier
  • Check in to Naples hotel

Day 2

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Kayak near Marco Island
  • Dip netting and critter collection at Tiger Tail Beach
  • Lunch
  • Free time at the beach
  • Shopping at Tin City
  • Return to hotel

Day 3

Day 4

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Snorkel the coral reef off Marathon Key
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Key West
  • Free time on Duval St
  • Sunset at Mallory Square– watch street performers entertain the crowds
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

Day 5

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Tour the Turtle Hospital– Meet some of the residents and patients of the only hospital in the world dedicated to turtles
  • Lunch
  • Swim with the dolphins – Hands on experience with these playful animals
  • Depart for Fort Lauderdale
  • Group dropped at airport for departure

Washington, D.C. Four-Day Tour

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery- Stops include:
    • Changing of the Guard
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
    • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
  • Washington Monument (picture stop)
  • National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Performance of Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Newseum
  • Tour Ford's Theatreand Petersen House
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Capitol Hill
    • Capitol Visitor Center (with Congressional Appointment)
    • Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
  • Dinner (time permitting)
  • Depart Washington, D.C.
  • Arrive home

Washington, D.C. Three-Day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • White House picture stop
  • FDR Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Washington Monument
    • World War II Memorial
  • Check in to hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery- Stops include:
    • Changing of the Guard
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
    • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • Capitol Tour
  • Dinner
  • See Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

Alaska Adventure Itinerary

DAY ONE

  • Depart major airport
  • Arrive in Anchorage, AK in late evening
  • Go directly to hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Alaska Wildlife Conservations Center
  • Stops along Turnagain Arm
  • View animals at AWCC
  • Depart AWCC
  • Load on train for Spencer Glacial Float Trip
  • Lunch on shore viewing Spencer Glacier
  • Float trip
  • Return to Portage
  • Depart for Seward
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel in Seward, AK

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • ½ of the group kayaks on Resurrection Bay while the other half hikes out to meet them at the Point.
  • Groups switch
  • Return for box lunch on the beach
  • Alaska Sea Life Center
  • Depart for Exit Glacier
  • Enter Kenai Fjords National Parkand walk up to Exit Glacier
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Wasilla

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Feed reindeer at Agate Inn
  • Tour of the Tsunami Warning Center
  • Depart for Hatcher Pass with expert Geologist
  • Hike and explore old mine
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Denali – Stops along the way for pictures of Mt. McKinley
  • Check into Cabins in Cantwell, AK

DAY FIVE

  • Breakfast
  • Enter Denali National Park
  • Shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Stops along way to view wildlife
  • Box lunch
  • Hike at Visitor Center and view Mt. McKinley
  • Return to Perch Cabins
  • Dinner

DAY SIX

  • Breakfast
  • Iditarod demonstration at Vern Halter's Dream a Dream Dogsled Kennel
  • Lunch between activities
  • Depart for Anchorage
  • Dinner en route
  • Hotel in Anchorage

DAY SEVEN

  • Breakfast
  • Bike on Coastal Trail
  • Box lunch on trail
  • Free time for shopping in downtown Anchorage (time permitting)
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Anchorage Airport
  • Depart for Lower 48

DAY EIGHT

  • Arrive at home early in the morning or in mid afternoon

Washington, D.C. Five-Day Tour

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Washington, D.C.
  • Meet Grand Classroom representative
  • White House picture stop
  • FDR Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Dinner
  • Check in to hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery - Stops include:
    • Changing of the Guard
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial
    • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • American History Museum
    • Natural History Museum
    • Air & Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Nighttime tour of the monuments to include:
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Washington Monument
    • World War II Memorial
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Newseum
  • Lunch
  • Holocaust Museum Daniel's Story
  • September 11th Memorial at the Pentagon
  • Dinner
  • Performance at Ford's Theatre
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR


DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Spy Museum
  • Tour Ford's Theatre and Petersen House
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Capitol Hill
    • Capitol Visitor Center (with Congressional Appointment)
    • Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
  • Dinner (time permitting)
  • Depart Washington, D.C.
  • Arrive home

Glacier,Yellowstone and Grand Teton Eight-day Adventure

DAY ONE


DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enter Glacier National Park
  • Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road with stops at Avalanche Creek, Bird Woman Falls and Weeping Wall
  • Lunch at Hidden Lake Overlook
  • Journey on to Jackson Glacier overlook
  • Hike to St. Mary’s Falls
  • Dinner then return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for the Sealy River
  • Lunch
  • Paddle down the Clearwater Canoe Trail
  • Dinner en route
  • Check into hotel in Bozeman

DAY FOUR


DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enter Yellowstone National Park
  • Touring today will include:
    • Wildlife viewing in Hayden Valley
    • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
  • Box lunch
  • Specimen Ridge Hike - a great area to view some of North America's largest mammals
  • Dinner in West Yellowstone
  • Arrive hotel with free time for swimming

DAY SIX


DAY SEVEN

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tour Grand Teton National Park:
    • Hiking at Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
    • Wildlife observation
  • Box lunch
  • Depart for Snake River - Watch for osprey and eagle nests along this scenic river
  • Scenic float through Upper Snake River Canyon
  • Arrive at Pine Creek Camp - Sit out in the real backcountry of southern Wyoming
  • Dinner and campfire - Watch students come alive listening to stories over the campfire
  • Overnight tent camping

DAY EIGHT

  • Breakfast at camp
  • Prepare for whitewater portion of the trip on the Snake River- Ride an unforgettable white water experience down the famous Snake River!
  • Change clothes
  • Lunch
  • Board bus for Salt Lake City
  • Dinner and shopping (time permitting) at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City
  • Depart to airport for flight home
  • (Groups on east coast and midwest fly red-eye or depart early on morning of day nine, depending on flight availability)
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