Trips with Conway Gold Club
Gold Club Director: Sandra Hayes - 501-450-1833
Liverpool Legends | Feb. 5, 2022
7:30 P.M. at Reynolds Performance Hall
Connect to the Beatles! The greatest hits of the Fab 4 played by Liverpool Legends, the greatest Beatles tribute band performing today, backed by the Conway Symphony Orchestra. The Liverpool Legends are four lads who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of the Beatles. They are internationally acclaimed and have toured the world. The Liverpool Legends have their own theater in Branson, Missouri, where they perform throughout the year.
South Pacific | Apr. 22, 2022
7:30 P.M. at Reynolds Performance Hall
South Pacific is a 10-time Tony award-winning musical theater masterpiece! Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story that’s cherished the world over.
Kentucky Bluegrass & Noah’s Ark
May 12 – 17, 2022
We will start our trip with a two-night stay in Louisville, one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. We will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and take a guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Then it is on to the Muhammad Ali Center, dedicated to the famed boxer’s life and philosophic principles. The day’s adventure continues with a visit to the Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat Factory Museum. We finish the day with dinner at the Derby Dinner Playhouse.
In Bardstown, we'll visit the famous “My Old Kentucky Home” state park. Later, stop in Loretto at the famed Maker’s Mark Distillery. In the afternoon visit Shaker Village, take in Lexington’s horse county through rolling hills, visit the Kentucky Horse Park and Ashland, the plantation home of statesman Henry Clay.
We continue our journey with a drive north to Williamstown to see the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, Ark Encounter, the largest timber frame structure in the world which was built to the dimensions given in the Bible. Then, travel to Georgetown to visit the Toyota Auto Plant for an up-close look at what it takes to build a car.
Black Hills, Badlands & Legends of the West
June 15 – 21, 2022
We will begin our adventure with a six-night stay in Rapid City. We will pay a visit to Mt. Rushmore, visit Crazy Horse Memorial and continue on to Custer State Park, a wildlife preserve that’s home to a herd of 1,500 free-roaming buffalo. The journey continues west into Wyoming to visit Devils Tower National Monument. Later, we’ll head east into South Dakota to visit historic Deadwood followed by a drive through the beautiful Spearfish Canyon.
Enjoy a visit to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary before heading to the Badlands National Park and Fort Hays, explore the unusual and well-known Wall Drug Store and then on to the Fort Hays Dances with Wolves Movie Set, and enjoy a fun-filled Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy show.
For our final stop on the trip, we will make our way to Hill City to explore Main Street and board the 1880 Train for a rail journey through history and scenery. We will visit the Journey Museum, and have dinner at K-Bar S Ranch before experiencing Mt. Rushmore at night to see this American treasure illuminated in a whole new light.
Landscapes & Lighthouses of Costal Main
September 3 – 9, 2022
We begin in Boston with a city tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his legendary ride, the Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill and Old Ironsides. Enjoy a guided tour of historic Fenway Park. Then we are off to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in downtown Boston near the waterfront. We'll make our way North towards Maine with a stop in the picturesque coastal town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Enjoy your journey to Coastal Maine with its sandy beaches, beautiful landscapes, quaint villages and lighthouses. We will then arrive in Kennebunkport, where we will spend the next five nights.
We travel north to Portland for a day filled with highlights such as a scenic Casco Bay Cruise, a visit to Victoria Mansion, Le Libby’s Candies and the Old Port Historic District. From here we head to Cape Elizabeth for a visit of the Portland Head Lighthouse & Museum. We will explore the Southern Main Coast dotted with charming seaside towns, picturesque beaches and magnificent old captains’ mansions, see the Wedding Cake House in Kennebunkport, and board a Lobster Boat where a local lobsterman will take us out into the harbor aboard his working boat for an authentic, hands-on experience. Top off the day with a traditional down east lobster clambake.
One of the most ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges in the US is the White Mountains range in New Hampshire. It is home to granite cliffs and Mount Washington. Enjoy the beauty of the Mt. Washington Valley and the quintessential New England village of North Conway. Embark on one of America’s most scenic drives, connecting North Conway and Lincoln is the Kancamagus Highway. We will also stop at a local Maple Sugar House to see sap harvested from local orchards transform into one of the world’s sweetest delicacies.
Scotland & Northern Ireland Explorer
October 3 – 11, 2022
The beauty of Ireland and Scotland are undeniable. The trip will begin in Belfast, visit the Titanic Belfast, which sits on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. We will travel to the Giants Causeway, then to Cairnryan and board a ferry to cross the famed Irish Sea en route to Scotland. Enjoy a Glasgow City Tour and see the impressive Glasgow Cathedral and historic university buildings.
From Glasgow we travel into the Scottish Highlands on our way to Inverness. The drive is along the picturesque shores of Loch Lomond. You will enjoy a Loch Lomond Cruise to experience this area, renowned for its beauty and tranquility. We will continue to Glencoe. In Inverness, you will have the opportunity to see the famous Loch Ness, known worldwide for its mysterious inhabitant, Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Continue across the Eilean Sky Bridge, stopping to admire the Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. At the Isle of Skye you will marvel at the picturesque fishing villages, rugged landscapes and medieval castles.
Our journey continues to Edinburgh. Along the way, we will stop on Scotland’s east coast at famous St. Andrews, regarded as the “Home of Golf.” Edinburgh is compact and hilly with a medieval Old Town, elegant Georgian New Town and looming Edinburgh Castle. Tour the Palace of Holyrood House, Princess Street and the Royal Mile. You will visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels.
Wonders of the Danube River Cruise
October 29 – November 6, 2022
THIS CRUISE WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY! Many of the river cruises for 2022 are already sold out. I cannot begin to tell you just how wonderful a European river cruise is. Join us and enjoy visiting a new port every day and being pampered by the ship's staff.
We begin our journey in Budapest, tour Gellert Hill, Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Along the Danube, we'll see Bratislava and walk through the city and to spot the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Traverse through the restored old town, from Michaels’s Gate, and admire other impressive sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy the magnificent baroque city of Vienna with its many dazzling palaces and monuments. Marvel at the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. Vienna is also known as the “City of Music” for having once been the home of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss. The romantic Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Austria. We will visit Durnstein, a town well-known for its first-class wines and Abbey. Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Enjoy a walking tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNSCO World Heritage site.
New York City Holiday
December 2 – 6, 2022
Enjoy a New York City tour featuring many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions and areas. See Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Times Square, Little Italy, Central Park and famous landmarks like the Chrysler & Empire State Buildings and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. We will make a stop at Rockefeller Center, a famous venue for dining, shopping, and entertainment. We will also make a Christmas Store visit to see one of Manhattan’s popular stores all decked out for the season. Later in the evening, you will enjoy the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Holiday Show.
Board a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Then visit the new One World Observatory, see the 9/11 Memorial, visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum. We'll enjoy a day in Manhattan at your leisure. Stroll through Central Park, explore the museums or shop until you drop – there’s something for everyone in New York City. In the evening we will see an exciting Broadway show in the world’s most famous theatre district.