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FEATURED TOURS

QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL

Feb 7 2019

The winter carnival is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts with the ice sculptures, cross country skiing, ice-skating, and party atmosphere. Throughout the Old City and on the Plains of Abraham you will find Winter Carnival, parades and activities similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You will find food stands selling Quebec foods and “Caribou” the drink of the carnival.  $789 Dbl  Find out more…


NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS

Feb 24 2019

Enjoy a 5-day tour to New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  Visit the Katrina Exhibit, and the Mardi Gras Museum. The Katrina exhibit tells the story of survival and courage of the people who went through the storm that changed New Orleans. Enjoy dinner in the French Quarter of New Orleans. See the highlights with the New Orleans City tour. Go to the New Orleans School of Cooking where you will assist in the preparation of your lunch. Take a swamp boat tour into the deepest swamps of Louisiana.  Enjoy viewing animals, waterfowl, reptiles, lots of Cypress trees and other vegetation. Experience the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans. $899 Dbl  Find out more…


Aerial view Lake Azul and Lake Verde, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel Island, Azores PortugalAZORES ESCAPE

Feb 24 – Mar 3 2019

Often referred to as Europe’s “Best Kept Secret”, the Azores have become an increasingly popular destination with year-round appeal for travelers. Just four hours from Boston, the Azores are now easier to access and explore than ever before. São Miguel Island, is a beautiful green jewel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With stunning lush landscapes, exotic plants, dormant volcanoes, hot springs, and surrounded by clean waters, São Miguel is the perfect vacation destination for adventure seekers and those looking for an off-the beaten path European destination. $1,599 Dbl   Find out more…


Memphis Soul, New Orleans Jazz

Memphis Soul, New Orleans Jazz

Mar 8 – 15 2019

Experience Memphis Soul and New Orleans Jazz on this 8-day tour.  Visit Graceland, take a sightseeing tour at the Rock “n” Soul Museum, enjoy a 90-minute musical bus tour around Memphis, the home of the blues.  Tour Oak Alley Plantation and learn about the powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south. In New Orleans, enjoy the music and activity on Bourbon St. $1,809 Dbl  Find out more…


NEW ORLEANS ESCAPE

Mar 11 2019

Enjoy a 5-day tour to New Orleans.  Visit the Katrina Exhibit, and the Mardi Gras Museum. The Katrina exhibit tells the story of survival and courage of the people who went through the storm that changed New Orleans. Enjoy dinner in the French Quarter of New Orleans. See the highlights with the New Orleans City tour. Go to the New Orleans School of Cooking where you will assist in the preparation of your lunch. Take a swamp boat tour into the deepest swamps of Louisiana.  Enjoy viewing animals, waterfowl, reptiles, lots of Cypress trees and other vegetation. $799 Dbl  Find out more…


WASHINGTON DC CHERRY BLOSSOMS

March 27 – 31 2019

During the Cherry Blossom Festival is a beautiful time to visit our nations capital. Your tour includes a visit to Ford’s Theater, the WWII Memorial and the FDR Memorial, the National Cemetery, the National Archives and the National Cathedral. Tour Mount Vernon, the Marine Memorial and the National Cathedral. Enjoy an illumination tour of the monuments; the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial as well as the White House and Capital $1,209/dbl  Find out more…


Humpback Whale

BOSTON, CAPE COD WITH NANTUCKET

Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 and Oct 20 2019

Take a multi-day tour Boston, Cape Cod and Nantucket.  Start with a Boston city tour. Enjoy a fully narrated delightful historic tour of Nantucket, America’s most scenic little island. Become acquainted with the “Little Grey Lady,” famous as the world’s foremost whaling port in the 18th century. See The Old Mill, “Sconset” Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. Stop at the Salt Marsh Visitor Center where you can see the whaling exhibit. In Provincetown, enjoy an afternoon whale-watching cruise.  $1,499/dbl  Find out more…


Alaska Hubbard Glacier

ALASKA LAND & CRUISE

June 10-23  2019 

Experience the delights of Alaska with this 14-day tour. We start with a tour of Fairbanks including a stop at the Alaska Pipeline and a cruise down the Chena and Tannana Rivers. Board the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park and explore the park in search of wildlife. After a tour of Anchorage, board the “Celebrity Millennium” for a cruise through Prince William Sound and onto Hubbard Glacier. The tour includes stops at Juneau, Skagway, Hoonah, Ketchikan, Vancouver and Victoria. $3,399 Dbl   Find out more…


PHOTO TOURS

Tye’s Tours and BlueHour Photo ventures have joined forces to bring you a unique series of photo tour experiences.  These tours are designed to bring you to the most picturesque locations in the best light, and get you the best pictures of your travel adventure, while still giving you the luxuries you have become accustomed to with Tye’s world famous tours:  Comfortable hotel rooms and transportation, delicious meals at the local restaurants, a relaxed pace, and freedom to explore.  Noted photographer Paul Nguyen will accompany you on your tour, and he enjoys taking pictures for fun just as much as you do.  Whether you bring a smartphone, a point-and-shoot, or a DSLR with all the lenses, you can learn something new with these photography-oriented offerings. Let BlueHour show you how to make the best shots of your travel experiences.  Take amazing pictures, make amazing memories

SOUTHERN ITALY

Mar 14 2019

Our tour takes you to the best sights on the Bay of Naples for an authentic Italian experience. Not only will we be photographing beautiful locations like the island of Capri and the hillside towns of Positano and Amalfi, but we will be eating delicious food too! Join us for a week in the south of Italy.  $1,959/DBL     Find out more…


UTAH, THE BIG FIVE

Apr 6 2019

Utah boasts five of America’s most breathtaking National Parks, which we will showcase on this week-long photo tour, along with a multitude of other landscapes of local cultural significance. From the diverse splendor of Zion, to the incomparable hoodoo viewpoints of Bryce, to the sacred sandstone buttes of Monument Valley, you will have plenty of opportunities to make the best shots of your life under blazing sunset skies and crystal clear desert nights.  $2,509/DBL     Find out more…


WATERFALLS & WINE COUNTRY

May 31 2019

The Finger Lakes region of New York State is known for its gorgeous gorges, wonderful waterfalls, and fine wines. The diverse, photo-and-vineyard tour gives you a taste of all three. The unique shale-based geology of the area produces cascades, plunge pools, and staircase formations that are unlike anything else found in the east, and are a landscape photographer’s dream. Meanwhile, the climate of the region has been compared to the wine-growing regions of Germany, which is why the Finger Lakes produce some of the best Riesling in the country. Join us and experience the best of both worlds in this one-of-a-kind offering. $1,109/DBL     Find out more…


YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON

Jun 24-30 2019

Yellowstone National Park is the only place you’ll visit with such a concentration of geothermal features coupled with wildlife such as the elusive Gray Wolf, American Bison, Pronghorn, Elk — and you may even see a Grizzly Bear. Walk the Geyser Basins and marvel at the spectacle of America’s most famous geyser: Old Faithful.  Witness the majesty of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  Visit nearby Grand Teton – a different take on the American west. These parks offer much for photographers of all types – it is one of the premier locations in the world for both wildlife and landscape photography. $3,189 /DBL    Find out more…


LIGHTHOUSES OF MAINE

Jul 19 – 21 2019

The towns of southern and mid-coast Maine are home to some of the most picturesque lighthouses on the Atlantic coast, which are highlighted on this comprehensive, 3-day,  photo tour. Let us show you our favorites lighthouses, including The Nubble, Pemaquid Point Light, the Portland Head Light, and more, while enjoying the Maine summer on the coast. $699/DBL     Find out more…


NEW TOURS

NEWPORT MANSIONS WITH WINE TASTING

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Join us as we step back in time and visit the historic Mansions of Newport RI. We will drive the spectacular Ocean Dr. before touring the Breakers – the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Enjoy a stop at the Newport Winery for a tasting and tour.  $149 pp  Find out more…


THE CHARM OF HISTORIC SAVANNAH & CHARLESTON

March 27 – 31 2019

Experience the charm and grace of Charleston SC and Savannah GA. Learn about Savannah’s vibrant history and enjoy the musical Savannah. Enjoy sailing Charleston Harbor on a tall ship. Visit the Charleston Tea Plantation the only tea plantation in the USA followed by a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district. The tour continues to The Magnolia Plantation, the oldest public gardens in America. $899/dbl  Find out more…


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PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW

March 3-6 2019

This is the the world’s longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show. Join us on this fabulous 4-day tour and become inspired by great gardens and landscapes, as well as thousands of plants and floral designs. $879/DBL  Find out more…


NANTUCKET DAFFODIL FESTIVAL

April 26-27 2019

Join us in celebrating springtime on Nantucket Island. This 2-day package starts with a tour of the Hyannis area followed by a clam and lobster dinner. The next morning, take a high speed ferry to Nantucket where you get to enjoy The Annual Daffodil Festival which includes the Antique Car Parade, art shows and tour of Nantucket Island. You will see thousands of daffodils in bloom while on the island. Enjoy a Nantucket Island tour before departing from home. $359/DBL  Find out more…


CANADA TULIP FESTIVAL

May 2-5 2019

Join us on a 4-day journey to Canada’s Capitol Ottawa to enjoy the Canada Tulip Festival. Enjoy a Cruise of the 1000 Islands. Take a comprehensive guided tour of Canada’s capitol. Free time to visit Ottawa’s open-air markets, choose to take a cruise on the Rideau Canal, shop or visit Ottawa’s numerous museums.  Dinner and a night out at the Casino du Lac Lemay where there is the second largest tulip display in the capitol district.  Take a tour of Parliament where you learn how the Canadian system of Government works.  Free time to explore the fabulous Museum of Civilization, which is truly one of the best museums in Canada. $909/DBL  Find out more…


Kenya Safari - Lion

KENYA SAFARI

May 14-25 2019

Spring is a great time for this 12-day safari to Africa. This is the calving and nesting season; pasture is abundant and animal concentrations are at their highest. You are sure to see newborn elephants, baboons, zebras and gazelles as you tour through 5 National parks. Bring your camera and you’ll get some amazing photos.  $3,999/DBL  Find out more…


4-DAY AMISH EXPERIENCE

May 3-6 2019

Experience for an Amish Farmlands Tour including stops at An Amish Bake Shop and a Quilt & Craft shop and Turkey Hill Flavor Lab. Enjoy a tour of Hershey Chocolate World, take in a special chocolate tasting tour and learn how to taste chocolate. Visit QVC, the shopping channel for a studio tour. $779/DBL  Find out more…


Milan Cathedral (duomo Di Milano), Milan, Ita

ITALY FOOD AND WINE, MILAN, FLORENCE, SIENNA, ROME

May 6-14 2019

Enjoy a spectacular 9-day trip to Italy. Stroll through Milan and learn about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital. Tour Lake Como the third-largest lake in Italy, known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery. Visit Lugano, Switzerland also known  as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. Enjoy a day exploring Lake Maggiore. Take a walking tour of Old Town Florence. Visit the Tuscan hills where you have the opportunity to learn to make Pasta Tuscan style. In Rome, enjoy a private tour of the Vatican and a comprehensive tour of city. $1,980/DBL  Find out more…


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN MONTREAL

May 24-27 2019

Join us as we travel from southern New Hampshire to Montreal Canada. Enjoy an evening of fun at the Casino ( based on a minimum of 10). Our city sightseeing tour visits such attractions as Notre Dame Basilica, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, McGill University, Jacques Cartier Square, as well as the residential areas. There is free time to browse the shops and let your curiosity unfold. $739/DBL  Find out more…


OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND

May 28-31 2019

Join us for 4 days in Ocean City, Maryland where you can relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Take an Eco cruise on the coastal bays where you are sure to see the wild ponies and a visit to the Life saving Museum. Visit Assateague Island National Seashore which is located 7 miles from Ocean City and is known for the more than 300 wild horses and ponies that wander the beaches, inland pine forest, and salt marshes.  Enjoy a private magic show at Dickens Parlor. $659/DBL  Find out more…


FALL FOLIAGE

BEST OF NEW ENGLAND

Apr 1, Apr 26, May 27, Jul 1, Jul 29, Aug 26, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, and Oct 21 2019

On this 7-day tour you’ll see the beautiful New England scenery. Start with an afternoon at the Merrimack Premium Outlets or visit the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a tour and a tasting. Explore the Light House Trail in Coastal Maine. Visit Vermont and taste some of it’s famous products. Travel to Cannon Mountain and take the aerial tram to the summit. Continue across the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most scenic roads in New England. Visit Newport RI and take a sail on a schooner around Newport Harbor. $1,909/Dbl  Find out more…


10-DAY NEW ENGLAND WITH CAPE COD

May 27, Jul 1, Jul 29, Aug 26, Aug 26, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, and Oct 21 2019

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of New Hampshire Fall foliage as the trees turn turn brilliant shades of red and gold on this 10-day tour. Explore the Light House Trail with the first stop at Nubble Light. Continue onto Squam Lake where might spot a bald eagle or a loon flying. Get a “taste of Vermont” and sample some of Vermont’s finest cheeses. On the Aerial Tram, you’ll be able to see four states. Travel cross the Kancamagus Highway, known for dramatic views of fall colors and covered bridges. Visit Newport RI and enjoy a sail around Newport Harbor. $2449/DbL  Find out more…


THEATER

CHER

FEB 2-3 2019

Join us for a trip to New York City and see “The Cher Show”  This Broadway musical is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty.  The trip includes transport to New York City, hotel, Orchestra seats to Cher and a Taste of NY Tour $289/dbl  Find out more…


  

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