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2019 Tour Catalog - Allied Tour & Travel

Allied Tour & Travel is a travel agency located in Norfolk, Nebraska. Allied Tour & Travel offers group tours, bus tours, individual tours and more throughout the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

AMTRAK CITY OF NEW

AMTRAK CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ADVENTURE 6 DAYS Oct. 19-24, 2019 ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS •Cabin accommodations on Amtrak •Breakfast and Lunch on the train •John Hancock Tower •French Quarter accommodations for 4 nights •Steamboat Natchez lunch cruise •National WWII Museum •Wetlands and Coastal Environment Tour •Dinner at Court of Two Sisters •Whitney Plantation •Evening Culinary and Nightlife Tour •Mardi Gras World •11 Meals: 5 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) FEATURED HOTELS •Amtrak Accommodations •New Orleans French Quarter (4) – Hotel Provincial DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City Call for air from your home city. PHOTO ID REQUIRED RATES $2,689 Roomette, Double, per person $2,748 Bedroom, Double, per person $3,194 Roomette, Single PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $90 leisure Tour Director - Eileen Toussaint 3 active DAY 1 | Fly to Chicago/John Hancock Tower (D) Board the train that has become an American icon – “City of New Orleans.” This Amtrak route takes you through the heart of the Mississippi Delta to one of the most exciting cities in the country – New Orleans. Your journey begins in Chicago when you travel high atop the John Hancock Tower 1,000 feet above the famed “Magnificent Mile.” Experience the one-of-akind “Tilt” where you’re extended 30 degrees over the Magnificent Mile in secure glass housing. Enjoy dinner at a Chicago restaurant before boarding Amtrak’s City of New Orleans Train in your own private compartment. Overnight Amtrak DAY 2 | Amtrak through the Mississippi Delta/Evening at leisure (B, L) “Good morning America, how are you? Don’t you know me I’m your native son; I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans, I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done.” Sit back, relax and let the scenery of the Mississippi Delta pass by your private compartment on your Amtrak sleeper car. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car as part of your tour and just relax as you hear the “wheels rumbling beneath the floor.” By mid-afternoon arrive in New Orleans. Transfer to your French Quarter hotel where you’ll spend four nights in the heart and excitement of New Orleans. The evening is yours at leisure. Overnight (4) New Orleans, LA DAY 3 | New Orleans City Tour/Steamboat Natchez Lunch Cruise/National WW II Museum/ Evening at Leisure (B, L) This morning your local guide will take you on a narrated historical city tour to include an above ground cemetery. Step back in time when you board an authentic steam paddle wheeler – The Natchez, for a cruise on the Mississippi River with a delicious lunch. This afternoon visit the National WW II Museum which tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Included is the documentary film Beyond all Boundaries, narrated by Tom Hanks. It is a 4-D journey through the war that changed the world. Enjoy another evening at leisure – free to explore the French Quarter just as you choose. DAY 4 | Louisiana Wetland and Coastal Environment Tour (B, L, D) There are so many interesting things that you’ll see and do today that will put you in touch with the “natural side” of Southern Louisiana. Visit the Golden Medal Historical Center which offers an excellent overview of life in the golden meadow with a focus on the region’s shrimping and oyster industries. Make your own shrimp and oyster net at Chine’s Cajun Net Shop. It doesn’t get any more experiential than this when you shuck oysters at Collins Oyster Company and learn how oyster and oyster pearls are formed. Enjoy lunch at Cher-Amie’s Seafood Restaurant. Stop at the Crab Station to see first-hand how live Louisiana blue crabs are processed for shipment throughout the United States. Learn about the lost art of time-honored boat building through a hands-on learning experience at the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building. Finally, take a swamp tour with Captain Clyde McCully while cruising the bayou des allemandes. Head back to New Orleans to “wash up” after your day’s experiences before an evening at the elegant Court of Two Sisters restaurant. DAY 5 | Lake Pontchartrain/Whitney Plantation/ Evening Culinary and Nightlife Tour (B, D) This morning drive over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway which spans almost 24 miles across the vast Lake Pontchartrain. Visit the Whitney Plantation; the only plantation that tells the story of slaves in first person narrative with restored buildings, memorial artwork, and museum exhibits. Next head back to New Orleans to get primed for a fun evening ahead. On a walking tour with your expert guide stop at three “local cafés” each with a different sampling of Cajun and creole cuisine. Finish the night at the Palm Court Jazz Café housed in a fully restored early 19th century historic building in the French Quarter. The décor and theme of the jazz café reflects the elegance of old New Orleans. Musicians appearing at the Palm Court include some of the legends of New Orleans traditional jazz and you’ll be a part of it. DAY 6 | Mardi Gras World/Fly Home (B) This morning get an up-close and personal look at what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year at Mardi Gras World. See artists that build the floats from the ground up, the costumes that are so colorful, and learn the history of the unique festive tradition and much more. Then head home with fond memories of your trip. 10 BOOK EARLY & SAVE | For reservations, availability & additional information, call 1-800-672-1009

COLORADO RAILS & ASPEN TRAILS 7 DAYS Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2019 DAY 1 | Travel to Denver (D) Board your “Colorado Rails and Trails” coach for a journey like no other in the Rockies. Your tour director will help you get to know your travel mates with fun onboard activities. Overnight Denver, CO DAY 2 | Amtrak though the Rockies (B, D) This morning board Amtrak for your first train excursion through the Rockies. Witness some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the United States. The Aspens will serenade you with their golden glow as they quake in the breeze. Overnight Grand Junction, CO DAY 3 | Million Dollar Highway/Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (B, D) Journey up the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery at every turn and with the brilliant aspens that light up the mountainsides. Arrive at Silverton; its name coming from miners shouting “we got silver by the ton!” All aboard! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will take you on a journey down the scenic “River of Lost Souls Gorge” where the remote wilderness defies description. You’ve always heard about it, now experience it. Overnight Durango, CO Gods. Balanced Rock is the most famous of these red sandstone formations at the base of Pike’s Peak. Visit the 37-acre U.S. Olympic complex. Overnight (2) Colorado Springs, CO DAY 6 | Pikes Peak Highway Tour/Old Manitou Springs/U.S. Air Force Academy Visitors Center (B, D) This morning venture up the Pikes Peak Highway all the way to the summit. Soak in the spectacular views at the top for 30 to 40 minutes, snapping photos of breathtaking surroundings while making memories that will last a lifetime. The four-hour round trip allows several stops for photos and exploring America’s Mountain from bottom to top. Spend time in Old Manitou Springs with shops and restaurants to enjoy lunch. This afternoon visit the United States Air Force Academy Visitors Center. See a movie highlighting the academy experience exhibits that feature displays on the history and cadet life explaining the academy’s four “pillars of excellence” - character development, academic, athletic, and military training. This evening enjoy one last dinner with your travel mates. ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS •Amtrak through the Rockies •Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad •Royal Gorge Route Railroad •U.S. Olympic Complex •Pikes Peak Hwy Tour •11 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B); 1 Box Lunch (BL); 4 Dinners (D) FEATURED HOTELS •Denver, CO – Courtyard by Marriott •Grand Junction, CO – Grand Vista Hotel •Durango, CO – Comfort Inn & Suites •Canon City, CO – Best Western •Colorado Springs, CO (2) – Holiday Inn Express DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, & Sioux City RATES $1,759 Double, per person $2,169 Single $1,659 Triple, per person PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $55 leisure Tour Director - Loretta Mills 3 active DAY 4 | Scenic Travel Day (B) Travel across southern Colorado through the beautiful San Juan Mountains to nature’s wonder-the Royal Gorge. Overnight Canon City, CO DAY 5 | Royal Gorge Route Railroad/Garden of Gods/U.S. Olympic Complex (B, BL) This morning, it’s “all aboard” the Royal Gorge Route Railroad for a thrilling ride through Royal Gorge. This historic route offers scenery unlike any other train excursion on your tour. It is awesome! Also behold the natural beauty of the 1367-acre Garden of the DAY 7 | Travel Home (B) It’s time to head home from this spectacular “Colorado Rails and Trails” tour, but the chug of the steam engine and the echo of its whistle will live on in your memory forever. Find us online at WWW.ALLIEDTT.COM | /AlliedTT | /AlliedVacations 11

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