A World of Wanderlust
Group Tour magazine
by Andrew Weeks
3d ago
It’s good to think in travel themes when planning a group tour. But on the landscape of culture and history that makes up this expansive country, that might be tough at times as the options to explore become a type of smorgasbord—there are so many to choose from. If you, as a tour planner, are having a tough time deciding what your next itinerary should include, don’t fret. Decisions must be made, of course, but the plentiful options are good news for those in your group with a sense of wanderlust: Whatever you decide this time, they’ll come back for more. Put cultural tourism on your list and ..read more
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Itinerary: Lewes, Delaware
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by Group Tour Magazine
3d ago
LEARN Delaware might be a small state, but it has plenty to offer tour groups. Put the historic city of Lewes, Delaware’s first European settlement, on your itinerary. Founded in 1631, Lewes is known for its maritime history. A good place to learn about it is at Lewes History Museum & Archives. For more than 50 years, the Lewes Historical Society has collected and preserved historical artifacts and other emblems, creating an expansive collection of the region’s history. Ongoing exhibits feature Lewes’ maritime history, decorative arts and artists, famous families of Lewes, and information ..read more
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Bad to the Bone
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by Group Tour Magazine
6d ago
The distinctive geological characteristics of the western United States have favored the preservation of dinosaur fossils. The region is abundant with dinosaur remains embedded within sedimentary rock formations, which has led to numerous important paleontological discoveries. Because of this, the West is the perfect place to visit several world-renowned dinosaur museums and exhibits. For example, groups visiting the Judith River Dinosaur Institute, located 100 miles north of Billings, Montana, in the Little Snowy Mountains, can participate in six-day immersive group digs involving excavation ..read more
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Itinerary: Thousand Islands, New York
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by Group Tour Magazine
1w ago
EXPLORE Thousand Islands, New York, situated in an archipelago with more than 1,800 islands in the St. Lawrence River, is an ideal destination for group tours to explore the water. Groups can embark on narrated cruises lasting from one to five hours, with themes ranging from rumrunners and pirates to tours highlighting castles and lighthouses. Book your group a cruise with 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises in Brockville. SEE Visit Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House, the historic summer playground of the world-famous proprietor George C. Boldt, on Heart Island. Groups will hear heart-wrenching ..read more
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Stately Standouts
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by Madeline Fuerstenberg
1w ago
From Jefferson City, Missouri, to Tallahassee, Florida, nothing distinguishes a city like grand architecture, bustling cultural institutions, and attractions teeming with life. As seats of democracy for states across the Southeastern region, these capital cities—plus many more—offer groups the perfect setting for exploration and learning. While all capital cities have their own distinct vibe, perhaps none is more iconic than that of Nashville, Tennessee. Also known as the Music City, Nashville is a mecca for the arts, boasting endless opportunities for entertainment. Groups can catch a show at ..read more
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Magical Markets of the Midwest
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by Group Tour Magazine
1w ago
The Midwest has established many of the best farmers markets in the country, providing locally grown seasonal groceries, including organics, along with shopping experiences that connect shoppers with farmers in their communities. Now, food halls are joining in on the fun. Often housed in historic or industrial locations, food halls offer a delectable range of local and international dishes, funky bites, and custom beverages to sip, sample, savor, and please everyone in your group. A vibrant summer tradition in Iowa’s capital, the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market extends across seven city bl ..read more
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Beyond the Beltway
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by Group Tour Magazine
2w ago
Washington, D.C., provides ample opportunities for groups to discover the rich history and heritage of America. Groups can explore a variety of public museums during the day and tour majestic monuments at night. Of course, the real thrill of the capital is the tangible atmosphere of democracy in action on every corner. Destinations north of Washington provide an ideal itinerary stop between the capital and the Northeast Corridor. Annapolis, Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay capital, invites visitors to explore the stories and streets of the historic district. Groups can arrange a guided walk with a co ..read more
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Itinerary: South Bend, Indiana
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by Group Tour Magazine
2w ago
TOUCHDOWN One of the world’s iconic college campuses, the University of Notre Dame offers much more than football. The campus’ landmarks include its Main Building with the glimmering Golden Dome; Hesburgh Library; “The Word of Life” mural, better known as “Touchdown Jesus”; the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a smaller version of the French shrine where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette; and Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with its Gothic design, gorgeous murals, stained-glass windows, and 12-foot-tall golden cross on top of the historic bell tower. DISCOVER Founded in South Bend in 1852 ..read more
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To Infinity & Beyond
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by Group Tour Magazine
2w ago
In the vast expanse of space, humanity’s quest for exploration and discovery has propelled us to reach for the stars. Fueled by the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, this historic competition to conquer the cosmos took humanity to unprecedented heights of scientific achievement and technological innovation. Whether it’s diving into the realms of space exploration or reliving America’s historic, out-of-this-world milestones, these iconic destinations allow us to witness the incredible advancements that have shaped our understanding of our world and ..read more
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Motor City Masterpieces 
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by Group Tour Magazine
3w ago
Detroit is full of exciting arts, entertainment, and culture, leading Thrillist to call it one of “America’s Most Fun Cities.” In the walkable downtown, music fills the air, streets are lined with restaurants and unique retail establishments, and alleyways are portals to nights of unbridled entertainment.  While Detroit’s arts and entertainment scene isn’t confined to just venues, the area is proud to be home to over 40 theaters, including the historic Fox Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, where visitors can enjoy a per ..read more
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