Travel in Style
Club members love to travel in groups and we have traveled internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Germany, and Austria. We have cruised to Hawaii, Alaska, and the Panama Canal. We have also toured extensively in the continental United States and Canada.
Our tours can be as short as a day and/or as long as three weeks. We try to provide a travel experience that meets everyone's expectations! Club members can enjoy the camaraderie, the security of an escorted tour, the freedom and convenience of not having to drive and the prestige of traveling with a bank sponsored tour.
Read More About Our Upcoming Trips
"Old Fashioned Mississippi Holiday Steamboat Vacation"
December 5-14, 2014
Nowhere can you embrace this special time of year more uniquely than aboard an elegant steamboat, decked out from stem to stern in Victorian holiday finery. You will view grand Southern plantation homes and townhouses in their traditional holiday dress, raise your voice in carols and your glasses of eggnog in a toast to Christmastime on the river. Spectacular bonfires along the levees light the way for Papa Noel. South from St. Louis the Mississippi River rolls slowly and smoothly as a Southern drawl. You'll see bayous, woodlands, gracious towns, antebellum mansions and Civil War sites as we travel from Memphis to New Orleans. Let our 'Riverlorian' and exceptional staff show you all of the rich history and heritage, magnificent landmarks, incredible natural beauty, and our most precious treasures. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. You'll visit the towns that inspired literary greatness. Along the way, you'll experience the Delta blues and sample plenty of Southern cooking – the acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charbonneau. Please join the Premier Club for a holiday delight aboard the American Queen Steamboat on the mighty Mississippi!
"New York City"
October 2-6, 2014
"Start spreading the news," because the Premier Club is journeying to America's most exciting metropolis for a 5-day /4-night getaway filled with shopping, sightseeing, endless entertainment, and a single hotel stay in the heart of the city. Highlights include: Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Chelsea Market and other time-honored landmarks. Visit St. Paul's Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped, and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Center site. Spend the afternoon exploring the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art and admire its thought-provoking exhibits and vital collections. Ferry to cruise to the Statue of Liberty. Since 1886, "Lady Liberty" has welcomed immigrants and visitors to New York Harbor. Created as a token of friendship between the U.S. and France, the Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. We will visit the 9/11 Memorial, a poignant tribute to the lives lost at the World Trade Center site; enjoy two Broadway plays, including an afternoon, performance of - Aladdin! After the show, enjoy a private tour of the beautifully restored Art Deco-style New Amsterdam Theatre. Learn about the history of the building as well as the current production on stage. We will also have a full morning of free time for shopping or exploring on our own! Space is limited, sign up early!
"Tanzania Migration Safari Tour"
February 8-19, 2015
Join the Premier Club as we experience Africa on our "Tanzania Migration Safari". Spend your first night in the beautiful Serena Mountain Lodge on the banks of the Y! Next our adventure takes us to Lake Manyara a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Lake Manyara's woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara's legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk's dik-dik forages in their shade. Manyara is home to over 400 species of birds. We then continue on to the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world's natural wonders, once a volcano higher even than Kilimanjaro, the center was cataclysmically blown out leaving a crater 10 miles wide and 1500 feet deep where you can now see twenty thousand animals. East of Ngorongoro is the rift valley and Lake Manyara, and west the vast Serengeti plains where two million wildebeest and zebra make their annual migration in continual search of fresh grassland. Following close behind you'll witness a number of predators such as lions, cheetahs and hyenas. Tanzania has the greatest variety of scenery and wildlife of any country in Africa and all can be experienced on a Tanzania Migration Safari with the "Premier Club".
Join the Premier Club on a Civil War Sesquicentennial Tour "Sherman's March". Tour –April 9-16, 2015. Highlights include the Chickamauga Battlefield, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga Aquarium, Marietta Southern Museum of the Civil War, Atlanta the "Phoenix of the South", Stone Mountain, Hay House and the famed Cannonball House and much more! Follow Sherman's March from Chattanooga to Savannah with stops in Macon and Atlanta.
"Paris to Normandy River Cruise"
June 10-20, 2015
Join your Premier Club friends - Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France's Normandy countryside as you experience pivotal moments in history on this fascinating 11-day journey. Experience the exquisite gardens of Giverny, where Monet worked and lived for 43 years, walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey with a panoramic tour of Paris' top sights including the Eiffel Tower, Palace and Gardens of Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral and be dazzled by Paris at night on the "Paris Illuninations Tour". Share the splendor of Paris! Revel in the sumptuous food and wine! Marvel at the Architecture!
(Book by July 31st for Special Discounts!)
"Classical Greece and Greek Isles Cruise Tour"
September 12-25, 2015
Join the "Premier Club" for a magical 5-night pre-cruise tour in Greece - two nights in Athens, with a half day tour including the Acropolis – the 'birthplace of democracy'. Also enjoy breakfasts and dinners each day and a lively Greek Folkl oric Show and Welcome Dinner. We will then embark on a tour to ancient Corinth, Nauplion, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Kalambaka, Meteora, Thermopylae and ancient Delphi. After our exciting Greece land tour we will transfer to the Louis Cruises' 'Cristal' in Piraeus (port city of Athens) for our fascinating 7-night cruise. We will sail to Mykonos and stroll the maze of shops and cafés, or visit the famed windmills and beaches; visit Crete, Rhodes, Simi and Chios and further explore Greek mythology; explore the magical isle of Santorini – which some believe is the lost 'Atlantis'; And visit the charming town of Kusadasi with an included tour to ancient Ephesus, and explore Turkey's crown jewel – the magic city of Istanbul with another included tour..much much more! Tour dates-September 12-25, 2015
(Book by September 30, 2014 for special prices and best cabin selection!!)
"San Francisco Wine Country"
September 28-October 2, 2015
Experience San Francisco's delightful Fisherman's Wharf area on our San Francisco and Wine Country Tour Fall 2015. We will tour San Francisco with a local guide including Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Lombard Street and a cable car ride. We will embark on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city's waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Following our 2 night stay in San Francisco we will board the Napa Valley Wine Train for an exciting excursion with an included gourmet lunch and local wine. We will also visit the Charles M. Schultz Museum before checking into our hotel for 2 nights in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. We will have a wine tasting and tour at Chateau St. Jean with its Mediterranean-inspired gardens and varietal wines; visit Sonoma Town Plaza, home of the Bear Flag Revolt with museums and shops. Our final stop will be a visit and wine tasting at Frances Ford Coppola Winery featuring the Movie Gallery of the filmmaker's memorabilia. Tour dates September 28-October 2, 2015