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Irvine Park lies just southwest of downtown St. Paul in the Upper Landing neighborhood, an early suburban development. The park, platted in 1849, looks like a New England town square, features a large fountain, and is surrounded by beautifully restored 19th-century homes.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, Irvine Park St Paul
Nicollet Avenue has been Minneapolis' main shopping street for more than 100 years. In the 1960's, in an effort to compete with suburban shopping malls that were drawing customers away from downtown, eight blocks of the street were closed to automobile traffic, and the Nicollet Mall was created. Explore the NEW Nicollet Mall.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, Nicollet Mall Minneapolis
We will tour the interior of the beautiful St. Paul Cathedral, then walk several blocks up Summit Avenue to see grand houses designed by Minnesota State Capitol architect Cass Gilbert and Minnesota's most prolific architect, Clarence Johnston.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, Summit Avenue St Paul
Discover a marvelous blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this very historic region. The Canal du Midi was built in the 1600's connecting the Mediterranean to another canal that leads to the Atlantic. An architectural feat, the canal, its locks, and scenery around are simply amazing.
September 13-21, 2019
Discover the surprising beauty of Croatia, starting in Dubrovnik. Spend a week touring the Dalmatian Riviera and enjoy historical sites, charming towns and villages, warm farm visits and more.
October 1-8, 2019
Discover the Best of Ireland in a mere week! Explore historical sites, charming towns, music-filled pubs, the Cliffs of Moher, Ennis Friary, Adare Village, Dingle Town, the Dingle Peninsula,and the Great Blasket Centre. Observe master craftsmen demonstrate crystal cutting, take part in a whiskey tasting, enjoy a "Catch, Cook and Eat" cooking experience?and more.
September 4-12, 2019
Explore the heart of Italy, from the olive groves and vineyards of Chianti to the canals of Venice, the museums of Florence, and the terraced villages of the Cinque Terre. Click below for more information.
September 15-25, 2020
"Start spreading the news" that you are going to experience New York City during the Holidays! Your getaway will be filled with shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and holiday cheer!
December 2-6, 2019
Escape to beautiful Southern California for New Years! Do some sight-seeing to end the year, then ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve Dinner Party. Experience the Tournament of Roses Parade from reserved grandstand seats on New Year's Day, and see the floats up close while on display at the Nixon Library.
December 30, 2019 to January 4, 2020
Explore Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Ulvik and Bergen by bus, boat, train and foot. Discover the beauty, culture and history of the area to which over 32% of Minnesotans can trace their roots. Click below for more information.
September 12-23, 2019
A true alpine adventure awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful European mountain scenery from northern Italy's lake region to Switzerland's Matterhorn to the French Alps in Chamonix. Click the dates below for more information.
September 5-15, 2020
Experience the very best of Paris along with its stunning surroundings including the Loire Valley, Brittany, the beaches of Normandy, Monet's dreamy gardens, and more! Click the dates below for more information.
June 9-18, 2020
Are you interested in joining one of our tours? Will your destination be France, Costa Rica, or Italy? To discover more about each featured location, come and spend an hour with us!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Discover fascinating Cuba and explore its rich history and culture in this 5-night trip to Havana. Experience the art, music, and food of the island, and learn of its history from 16th-century Spaniards to the 1961 Bay of Pigs clash.
March 24-29, 2020
Experience exotic Thailand! Spend 6 days in Bangkok and the surrounding area, visiting ancient Siamese courts, the floating market, spectacular ruins, and historic sites.
October 13-20, 2020
Spend 6 days touring the National Parks and Canyons of the Southwest! From your base hotel in Mesquite, Nevada, you'll explore the surrounding canyons and desert, enjoy a bit of Las Vegas, and even have time for relaxing!
April 19-24, 2020
Join us for a presentation on these exciting travel destinations: "Rose Parade New Year's," "Holland Windmills, Waterways and Tulips River Cruise," and "Scandinavian Highlights."
Monday, October 7, 2019, HC Rm 209 Door 5