Exploring Belgium

with the Center for Belgian Culture of Western Illinois

August 26, 2022 - September 6, 2022

Explore Belgium with Bonnie Newman. This tour was organized with the Center for Belgian Culture of Western Illinois. We will visit the top sites along with off the beaten path locations. Everyone is welcome to join Bonnie and the C.B.C. to this masterpiece called Belgium.

Christmas Markets of Germany River Cruise

Nuremberg to Basel

December 11, 2021 - December 20, 2021

FLASH! Due to CoVid-19 and the cancellation of 2020 Christmas Markets Cruises our Christmas Markets River Cruise for 2021 is quickly selling out! Space is very limited! Are you longing for an Old Fashioned Christmas with none of the work? Join Linda Meadors and the German American Heritage Center, Davenport aboard the Avalon Impression cruising from Nuremberg, Germany to Basel, Switzerland. Any Reason Cancellation Travel Protection available.

Northern Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein

June 30, 2022 - July 5, 2022

Much immigration to the Midwest in the mid-1800s came from Northern Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein region which borders Denmark. Enjoy this coastal landscape with its heritage museums and agricultural focus. End your pre-tour in historic Lubeck, the home of the nautical Hanseatic League.

Germany & Oberammergau’s Passion Play

July 5, 2022 - July 15, 2022

The borders to Germany are open! Sign up for the last remaining seats on our Journey to Germany & Oberammergau Passion Play 2022. Travel from Hamburg in the North to Garmisch-Partenkirchen along the Alps in the South with two days in the historic Oberammergau area with Premium Passion Play tickets.

Black Forest Post-Tour

July 15, 2022 - July 19, 2022

Germany’s Black Forest is rich with waterfalls, river access, hiking trails, woodcarvers, remarkable secular and sacred architecture plus vineyards and regional delicacies - including the famous Black Forest Torte. Become a “happy wanderer” as you enjoy time in the open air and soak in the sites. This tour is currently wait-listed!

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Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea just east of Puerto Rico is the island group consisting of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. It is here that the world’s largest charter fleets make their home.

Christmas Time on the Mississippi River

Viking River Cruises New Orleans & Southern Charm

December 3, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Viking River Cruises is coming to North America in 2022! Join Linda Meadors on a pre-Christmas cruise during the inaugural year of the new MS Viking Mississippi round trip from New Orleans. New Orleans is known for beautiful Christmas decorations along with its playful, jazzy spirit. Cruise to historic plantation mansions adorned for the holidays with stops in Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Natchez. Get in the spirit and get some holiday shopping done!

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Hi Diane,

We got home last night and it was a FANTASTIC trip!! Thank you for all that you did to make it come together. Everything went smoothly. We met people from all over the world (Hong Kong, Australia, many Canadians, and of course, ones from many different U.S. states.)
Thank you again.

Noreen & Mike

Amazing Trip to Ireland!!

Hi Linda and Diane,

John and I had an amazing trip to Ireland!! I loved each and every place we stayed. I loved the location of all three hotels Linda reserved for us (Killarney, Belfast and Dublin) and our castle stay at the Dromoland Castle was dreamy!! It reminded me of our honeymoon and our stay at The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. Our trip was an amazing mix of fun city visits and natural wonders.

Like our Austria trip it is so nice to have everything paid for and to have the vouchers. Linda, you have made everything so easy for John and I!! Although John may have some other thoughts in regards to driving in Ireland. LOL He did well though…we arrived safely back in Moline with lots of amazing memories and stories to tell. 

We have already been thinking about where we want to go next year!!


Trip of a Lifetime

“Giving a travel agent the gargantuan task of organizing a family trip in a foreign country with 10 people ranging in age from 59 to 8 who have varying interests almost borders on cruelty. But – WOW – did Bonnie and Diane arrange the trip of a lifetime for our family and give us memories to cherish forever! We could not have asked for better planning, caring, concern, and service from a travel agency. They handled everything from helping us decide where to go, how to organize everyone, what excursions to take, flights, transfers, hotels, guidelines while in the country, currency, passports, and everything else related to the trip. They went above and beyond in their attention to detail and providing useful knowledge while being personable and informative. Costa Rica was the perfect choice for our family and we experienced many things including zip lining, a volcano, hot springs, a night walk in the rainforest, a boat trip, riding atvs, the beach, surfing, good food, and friendly people. Everything that Blue Horizon arranged went off without one issue! Not one!! The timing of the flights and transfers were perfect and all the hotels exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Blue Horizon for any trip you may be planning…large or small. If they can handle our clan and have it turn out so wonderful, they can handle anyone! Bravo, Blue Horizon!!”


Couldn’t Have Had More Fun!!

Thank you for helping plan our April-May trip to Ireland. Everything went so smoothly. We loved the tour, the guide and the people on the bus! Couldn’t have had more fun!! It was like one big family! We’re still in touch with some of the people. Can’t say enough about our guide/driver! Outstanding! So subtly entertaining and knowledgeable.
Thanks for all you did to make the trip uncomplicated for us. All connections to our side trip to England to see Ken’s sister were perfect. Also loved our new backpacks. . . perfect for the trip!
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip!!

Ken & Laurie Johnson Orion, IL

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