Trips with Searcy Gold Club
Gold Club Director: Ann Snow - 501-278-2119
May 29-June 6 | 9 Days and 7 Nights
Our tour is specially designed around the 2022 Passion Play and we have secured the top tickets available! With two nights in the Oberammergau area, you will have more free time to enjoy the atmosphere during this special time in Oberammergau. In addition to this memorable event, you’ll have privately arranged Bavarian experiences throughout your tour. Spend a full day in Salzburg and dine on delectable Viennese cuisine accompanied by the Sounds of Salzburg! A concert featuring familiar songs from The Sound of Music along with classics written by Salzburg-born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Munich, sample the best of German beer and food, have dinner at the world-famous Hofbrauhaus and have ample free time to stroll the cobblestone streets. As you travel through the Bavarian countryside, marvel at the unique and colorful architecture in charming villages set amongst the splendor of the Bavarian Alps. Tour fairytale-like castles, visit historic churches and see landmark buildings. This specially designed itinerary offers a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Travel with TRIPS and don’t just see Bavaria and the Passion Play - experience it!
Calgary Stampede and Magnificent Canadian Rockies
July 13-20 | 8 Days and 7 Nights
Join us to experience the excitement of the Calgary Stampede and the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies! The Calgary Stampede is no ordinary rodeo - with its 100-year-old heritage, it strives to promote and preserve the western heritage of working cowboys - and yes, cowgirls. Thrill to the chuckwagon races and barrel racing, along with the midway where you can try deep-fried Kool-Aid! Seriously!! After your days at the Stampede, it’s time to enjoy the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies! Travel to Banff and Jasper surrounded by the soaring mountains of its legendary national parks. Ride a SkyTram with spectacular views of Jasper, and marvel at the steep canyons as you raft down a river. The natural splendor and charms of Alberta are undeniable, and you’ll be right in the heart of it! As the locals say - Don’t Forget to Breathe - it’s that magnificent!
Ports of Norway and Iceland
August 12-25 | 14 Day and 12 Night Cruise Tour
From the wild Scottish Highlands to the spectacular fjords of Norway to the bubbling geysers of Iceland, don’t miss this opportunity to discover some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes! After a festive pre-cruise night in London, you’ll visit Scotland’s historic Edinburgh and the rugged beauty of its Orkney and Shetland Islands. Next, you’ll cruise amongst the deep blue fjords, flowing waterfalls and sharp, snow-capped mountains of Norway as you visit remote villages where Vikings once lived. Norway is quite simply one of the most stunningly gorgeous places on earth. Then it’s on to Iceland where there seems to be no end to the breathtaking countryside. In fact, the term ‘geyser’ is named after the famous Geysir, a must-stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland. For a truly grand finale, the Star is docked overnight in Reykjavik, so don’t miss out on the Blue Lagoon with its azure-colored water and otherworldly steam rising from the surface. What a perfect way to end your amazing cruise/tour to Norway and Iceland!
Fabulous Fall Foliage of Vermont
October 3-9 | 7 Days and 6 Nights
You’ll find nothing so enchanting as Mother Nature’s kaleidoscope of colors in the prime of fall foliage season in Vermont’s Green Mountains! Explore charming Bennington with its quaint covered bridges and the historic homes of Norman Rockwell and Robert Frost. Visit the ancestral home of Robert Todd Lincoln, decorated as it would have been over a century ago. You’ll be entranced by the sights and sounds of the Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the Von Trapps of “Sound of Music” fame! The picture-postcard town of Stowe offers shopping of all sorts and countless delicious treats, as Vermont is well known for specialty foods ranging from Cabot Cheese to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. Enjoy visits and samples, and bring some home as gifts! Near the scenic shores of gorgeous Lake Champlain, savor the New England hospitality of the “Bob Newhart” Inn at lunchtime, and warm your heart as you get to meet up-close the delightful four-legged residents of the Morgan Horse Farm! Don’t hesitate to join us this season for the vivid October foliage, plus the tasty culture and rich heritage of beautiful Vermont!
Paris and the Beaches of Normandy
November 4-13 | 10 Day – 8 Night Cruise/Tour
Commemorating the 78th Anniversary of D-Day • “They endured everything and gave their all so that justice among nations might prevail…”
Those words are engraved in a chapel set during American soil in the heart of Normandy, France. The cemetery was granted for all eternity by the citizens of France to the United States, and here you’ll see 9,387 white marble gravestones perfectly lined up across a field overlooking Omaha beach. The soldiers who died during the D-Day Landing and the Battle of Normandy lie at rest here, and your visit will surely be among the most moving experiences of your life. Travel with us, sailing along the River Seine from Paris to historic Normandy. Begin your journey through Northern France in beautiful Paris where you embark on your cruise. Visit the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise where Van Gogh, Cezanne and Pisarro lived and painted many of its familiar sites. Explore Honfleur, a charming French harbor town made famous from paintings by Monet and Courbet. Stroll through Normandy’s capital of Rouen, home to Monet’s Notre-Dame cathedral and site of WWII battles. Visit the white cliffs of Les Andelys and conclude your journey in Paris where you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, and much more!
Historical Williamsburg – A Colonial Christmas
December 1-6 | 6 Days and 5 Nights
The Christmas season officially begins in Colonial Williamsburg with the Grand Illumination, a spectacular evening when candles twinkle in the windows of Historic Area homes and buildings and the heavens explode with pyrotechnics! From the millions of twinkling lights, you’ll see on Christmas trees to the 100 Miles of light that will delight you, there is no better way to get in the spirit! You’ll find that Virginia loves their light displays, from the traditional to the unusual and yep, the down-right tacky! That’s right, Richmond has their own Tacky Light Tour, and they are rightfully proud of it! Tour Plantations and Mansions that are decorated as they might have been hundreds of years ago right down to the elegantly dressed dining room table! Enjoy Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration complete with hot chocolate and fresh-baked cookies. There is no better way to get into the spirit of the season.
Ultimate Hawaii Cruise Tour
January 10-22, 2023 | 12 Days and 11 Nights
There’s probably no place on earth closer to paradise than the Hawaiian Islands! Here, you’ll find palm-fringed blue lagoons, lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls. And oh my, the beaches - gold, red, black and even green sands are endlessly caressed by the surf! As you go from one beautiful island to the next, you’ll find the natural beauty and spirit of Hawaii renews you. See volcanoes and rainforests, plantations and grottos as you experience sun-drenched islands like nothing else on earth!! Your Ultimate Hawaii cruise/tour starts on the beach at Waikiki where you’ll find your luxurious hotel right on the sandy shores! Enjoy four nights on Oahu before boarding the Pride of America featuring 2 full days and an overnight in Maui, both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, and 2 days and an overnight in Kauai! Once you board the Pride of America, you’ll begin a relaxing week in Hawaii. No packing and unpacking, no airport hassles, no security checkpoints! Join us for the very best way to enjoy all of Hawaii, all the time!