Trips with Conway Gold Club
Gold Club Director: Sandra Hayes - 501-450-1833
"An Enchanting Evening"
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Centennial Valley Events Center
Join us for a special enchanted evening with wonderful food, fellowship, entertainment, and prizes. Do not miss out on this fun-filled night. Give me a call or e-mail as soon as possible to reserve your place for the Gala.
RSVP by April 2nd @ 501-450-1833 or [email protected]
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
6 days featuring 5 nights in Sedona
March 24 – March 29
Welcome to beautiful Sedona. This upscale resort and artist community is set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Your home for the next five nights is a picturesque resort style property. You will enjoy a Sedona Trolley Tour featuring the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa for spectacular views of the Sedona area. Later we will visit Uptown Sedona and the Spanish-Mexican village of Tlaquepaque to explore wonderful art galleries, shopping opportunities, and restaurants.
We will drive through the amazing Oak Creek Canyon and then board the Grand Canyon Railway for a nostalgic two-hour train journey that delivers you to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Six million years in the making the Grand Canyon’s dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature’s power and beauty.
Your adventure has just started. We will visit the Montezuma Castle National Monument which contains ruins of a cliff dwelling built in the 12th and 13th centuries. We will board the Verde Canyon Railroad also known as the Wilderness Train. This is a First Class Railcar that takes you between two national forests. The trip would not be complete without a hearty Chuckwagon Supper and Western Stage Show.
Classical Italy by Rail
10 days featuring Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Siena, Naples & Pompeii
May 14- May 23
Bell’Italia! Get ready to step into a world of rich culture, tradition, and amazing food. Visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel to see the impressive work of Michelangelo. Marvel at the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Stroll the medieval streets in Siena. We will travel by high speed train to Naples and then on to Pompeii and enjoy a Excavations Tour featuring the Roman city preserved by ash and mud almost exactly as it was on the day Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. We will visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa. Then it is on to Florence which is one of the world’s most incredible cities. While here we will visit the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s awesome original Statue of David. There is so much to see and do here from viewing the Duomo to strolling across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
The trip would not be complete without visiting Venice. We will enjoy a leisurely ride by High Speed Train to this romantic city. While here we will see St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Clock Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We will also enjoy the quintessential Venetian experience – a Venice Gondola Ride. This will be an amazing trip that you will not want to miss!
Cape Cod & the Islands
7 days featuring Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Newport
July 21 – July 27
Do you enjoy trips filled with history and amazing food? If so join us as we make Cape Cod our home for the week. Travel through Hyannis Port, home of the Kennedy Compound and see the Kennedy Memorial & St. Francis Church. Visit Pilmoth Plantation where costumed interpreters portray colony residents in this living history museum. See the famous Plymouth Rock. Cruise by ferry to the scenic and historic Nantucket Island featuring a cobblestoned Main Street, unspoiled beaches, sea captains’ houses and art galleries.
We will enjoy a visit to the historic city of Boston with a tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church, and the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Next it is on to Martha’s Vineyard where little has changed since European settlers arrived early in the 17th century. The island’s resident population includes writers, artists, entertainers and fishermen.
One of New England’s most delightful coastal cities is Newport, Rhode Island. Marvel at the extravagant life-style of a bygone era with a tour of The Breakers Mansion, the Vanderbilt’s lavishly decorated turn of the century mansion. After a drive along the magnificent rocky coast which boasts exquisite estates from the early 1900’s enjoy a traditional New England Lobster Dinner.
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
7 days featuring Banff, Calgary, Whitefish/Kalispell & Glacier National Park
Sept 18 – Sept 24
We arrive in Calgary to begin our adventure. Our first stop is Waterton Lakes National Park and then across the border to Montana. Our destination is the heart of Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent. The excitement begins as you board a 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Car for a ride over the Going-to-the-Sun Highway, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful roadways in the world. Cross the Continental Divide through Logan Pass.
In the heart of Canada’s great timberlands is Kootenay National Park and the bright red walls of Sinclair Canyon. Later we arrive in Banff for a three night stay in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We will make our way to the Icefields Parkway situated between Lake Louise and Jasper. Here you will see a panorama of snow capped mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, waterfalls, and canyons. Ride in the specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000 foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield.
Rounding out the trip will be two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. You will return home filled with wonderful memories of your Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour.
Switzerland, France & Germany Christmas Markets on the Rhine River Cruise
9 days featuring Lucerne, Strasbourg & 6 nights aboard the Amadeus Silver II
Dec 3- Dec 11
This is the trip that you do not want to miss! There is just nothing more magical than the European Christmas Markets. At this time of the year the European countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere.
We begin in Lucerne, Switzerland with its lovely cobblestone streets, fountains, public squares and covered bridges. In the heart of town is the Franziskanerplatz, a wonderful Christmas Market. And then it is on to Basel to board our home for the next 6 nights, the luxurious Amadeus Silver II. Our first stop is Strasbourg, France situated on the Rhine at the German border. Stroll through “la Petite France” and see the Gothic cathedral and then on to Strasbourg’s Christmas Market, one of Europe’s oldest. We are then on to Speyer, Germany one of the oldest cities in the country known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altportel (“Old Gate”).
The beautiful sights continue with a trip to Rudesheim and then departing to cruise through the Rhine River Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of river with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles, historic towns and vineyards. Later arrive in Germany’s oldest city, Koblenz, a charming Rhineland town situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers where you will enjoy another Christmas Market. The ship makes a detour along the Mosel River to the little town of Cochem where it’s magnificent Reichsburg castle is situated high above the town. We will be ending the trip in Cologne, Germany which is located on both sides of the Rhine. We will visit the fabled 13th century Gothic cathedral and the famous Christmas Market in front of the cathedral.