Escorted Tours4 Seasons Vacations | Albert Lea, MN
Our 4-Seasons escorted group tours are an easy, stress-free way to see a different region of the U.S. or even another country. Our tour coordinators carefully research and plan the itineraries and you are always accompanied by one of our highly knowledgeable tour directors. Click the links below to find out all of the details on any of our upcoming tour offerings.
Pella Tulip Festival and Bridges of Madison County – May 1 – 4, 2019
Welcome spring with a visit to Pella, Iowa, viewing the tulips and learning about the history of the Pella Community. We will enjoy a Dutch dinner and watch the Volks Parade from grandstand seating. Then travel to Winterset, Iowa, the birthplace of John Wayne. We will learn the history of the area and tour the Covered Bridges of Madison County, also dining at the historic Northside Cafe’ that was featured in the film.
National Parks – May 10 – 20, 2019
Included in your tour will be the 52-Mile Durango/Silverton Train Ride, admission to the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Painted Desert & Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon as well as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Rainbow Point guided tour.
Niagara Falls (Canada) – June 9 – 15, 2019
We will tour Niagara Falls on the Canadian side (PASSPORTS REQUIRED) as we view the mighty Niagara Falls, take a boat tour of the falls and see the Flora Clock, one of the largest clocks in the world. The tour will include a “Niagara on the Lake” tour with visits to Welland Canal, Lavender Farm and a trip through wine country. A Toronto city tour will also be a highlight of this tour.
Ark Encounter & Creation Museum – June 23 – 28, 2019
The history of the Bible comes to life at the world-class Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. We will experience a realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, flood dioramas, stunning video displays and more! We will get to explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. This tour also includes the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, KY. Concluding our tour will be a relaxing dinner cruise on the mighty Ohio River.
Summer on the Mississippi – July 24 – 27
A day-long cruise on the Mighty Mississippi will be the focus of this trip but there will be more fun in store for you before and after the cruise. We will board the Celebration Belle in Dubuque, IA and spend the whole day cruising the Mississippi while enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board and listening to live music. We will visit the John Deere Pavilion and Isabel Bloom Studio, spend some time shopping and optional tours including Antique Archeology, home base of the History Channel’s American Pickers. Our last evening will include opening night at Circa 21 Dinner Theater enjoying Irving Berlin’s Shear Maddness!
Girlfriends Getaway Mystery Tour – August 17 – 20, 2019
The location and schedule of events is secret, but we promise you a fabulous time! Book your seat soon as our last Girlfriends Getaway sold out before many could reserve a space. We do all of the planning while you get to sit back and relax while we provide you with sightseeing, shopping, dining, and lots of fun and entertainment.
Lake Superior Circle Tour – September 8-13, 2019
Join us for the Lake Superior Circle Tour. We will see beautiful views, stunning water falls, tour Split Rock Light House and Fairlawn Mansion. Plus do a Soo Lacks Dinner Cruise and the Pictured Rocks Cruise. The possibility is there to see some beautiful fall colors.
Wild West – September 16-25, 2019
Step into the old west as we head south to Nebraska City and North Platte, Nebraska to visit the Buffalo Bill State Park and enjoy a cowboy cookout. Our travels will take us to Estes Park, Colorado where we will tour the famous Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Steven King’s “The Shining”. In Cody we will tour the Buffalo Bill Center and enjoy a Wild West Show at the Cody Theatre. Laramie will intrigue us with the House for Historic Women, and the prison where Butch Cassidy was once an inmate. We will visit the Little Big Horn Battlefield where Custer lost his life fighting Lakota & Cheyenne Warriors. Deadwood, SD will show us old west museums, live street shootouts and the trial of Jack McCall. Rounding out our trip will be an 1880’s train ride through the Black Hills and a stop at Mount Rushmore.
Civil War Battlegrounds – October 7-14, 2019
Join us as we travel back in time to some of the historic battlegrounds of the Civil war including Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, Arkansas; Vicksburg and Brice’s Crossroads and Corinth in Mississippi; Shiloh, Tennessee, and Wilson Creek, Missouri. We will venture into Louisiana to visit two historic plantations and on the return home will visit the Jesse James and Pony Express museums in St. Joseph, Missouri. This trip will also include a tour of the World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Christmas Carol Weekend – December 5-7. 2019
Begin your holiday season with the beautiful sounds of the St. Olaf Choirs and Orchestra as we attend the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. Enjoy browsing the unique shoppes along Grand Avenue in St. Paul. We will attend a play (TBD) at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul and conclude our weekend fun with Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Guthrie.
“My experience with 4-Seasons began in 1980 with a trip to Hawaii. Since then I have been on 11 tours. I feel that I am getting the most for my money with 4-Seasons. I’m willing to pay to have someone guide me. It’s worth the price. Since meeting our tour guide, Larry, wherever he decides to go, we sign up and go. We appreciate his expertise. I don’t need 5 stars but I like nice and safe. We’ve always gotten that and never had a problem. I have only the highest esteem for 4-Seasons.”Esther
“We will soon be going on our third motor coach vacation with 4-Seasons. Traveling with 4-Seasons has been an enjoyable experience and Joyce Langerud is a wonderful Tour Director. All the staff at 4- Seasons are great people and are very helpful and knowledgeable if you need to call with any questions.”
“The drive up service at your hotels and other stops is great. Joyce makes sure we are all well taken care of. Making new friends and the fun we have on these trips create memories that last forever.”Dave and Deb