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One of a Kind Cruise in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, July 13th, 2009 - Travel deals to top destinations

If you are drawn to the water, you will love the Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise in Fort Lauderdale.  This 3-hour cruise takes you up the New River to see the sights in the comfort of a fully-equipped riverboat that is designed specifically for sightseeing.  You will pass some gorgeous waterfront homes along the way that will make you want to relocate to the area just to be able to own something so beautiful!

The tour will stop off at the Jungle Queen Indian Village, where monkeys and exotic birds call home.  The Village is full of life, with flourishing tropical foliage and brightly colorful wildlife.  The captain on board keeps you informed throughout the trip as he points out different species and landmarks.  This is a great option for those who are new to the area and may not have seen some of these animals and landscapes before. 

Jungle Queen Cruises in Fort Lauderdale

Two of the sights you will see as you cruise are downtown Fort Lauderdale and part of the Everglades, a subtropical wetland that begins up in Orlando.  The Everglades are shaped by fire and water and, thus, are always changing based on alternating flood and drought.  You will want to keep your eyes open as the scenes will often change suddenly.  Keep your camera snapping and you will definitely have some fantastic pictures to remember your trip by.

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Tours of Savannah by Riverboat

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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For a relaxing and entertaining way to see the beautiful city of Savannah, book a space on the Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise.  This scenic joyride presents the perfect combination of food, live entertainment, and sightseeing.The view from the boat is incredible and gives guests a wonderful opportunity to relax and dine with amazing views in the background.

Plan for this tour to take about 2 hours, and don’t forget to bring a camera or even a camcorder if you wish.There are some great opportunities for pictures and also for meeting and mingling with new people.You’re definitely in for a great time!

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Entertaining Dinner Shows Across the Globe

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Everyone needs something fun and entertaining to do during their vacation evenings.Many venture off to experience the city’s nightlife while others simply enjoy a nice dinner out and head to bed earlier to be ready for the next day’s activities.One thing that everyone seems to enjoy is a thrilling dinner show.

Dinner shows can be appreciated by people of all ages with all sorts of interests.Wherever you plan on vacationing, you can see if there is a dinner show near you on the Dinner Shows’ website to take your group out for an evening full of fun!

One of the most popular locations with hundreds of dinner shows is Branson, Missouri.This is a great place to have some fun on a riverboat, in a theater, or any other fun venue.Aboard the Branson Belle Riverboat, you can enjoy an elegant cruise, delicious food and non-stop entertainment.

Additionally, you can watch western classics during one of the many Chuckwagon shows that are performed in cities all over the U.S.

Another great location for a dining show is Nashville, Tennessee.Like Branson, this city is full of great shows that everyone in the family will love.For a blast from the past, the Cowboy Town Wild West Show & Campfire Supper is a great choice.The General Jackson Dinner Cruise & Show is another great opportunity.The showboat will float along the Cumberland River providing you with an excellent meal and even better Broadway style performances.

Dinner Shows offers many types of entertainment so you can pick and choose which one best fits your interests.Additional locations include Atlanta, Orlando, Richmond, Chicago, Niagara Falls, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii and many, many more!

Each of the shows listed on Dinner Shows’ website,, are extremely popular so if you find one that strikes your fancy, reserve it soon as they sell out quickly.

Explore Festive Louisiana

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Louisiana is the world’s festival capital which means there are fun and exciting festivities to be enjoyed year round.  In addition to have many, many fun activities throughout the year, Louisiana is an extremely charming place.  There is no other way to experience Louisiana’s charm than by diving into its unique culture.

A great way to see some of the major aspects of the state is by taking part in the New Orleans Ultimate Tour by Van.  Louisiana Tours offers this fantastic ride through the city streets and is something you should not pass up.  This tour also includes a real Cajun lunch that you are sure to love!  It is a real adventure as all the guests not only get to see the great locations within the city, but also have a chance of taking a ride on a high-speed airboat on the bayou.  Additionally, you may even get to hold a baby alligator!

If you fell in love with the Cajun bayou then you will love this:  the Cajun Swamp Boat Private Tour.  This ride through the southern Louisiana swamplands is a one-of-a-kind experience that the whole family will enjoy.  Your guide is a Cajun native and can let you in on the secrets and legends of the area.  During this tour, you will spot the local wildlife like alligators, snakes and egrets as well as some pretty spectacular views.

For a fun night out during your vacation, try out the New Orleans Dinner & Jazz Cruise.  New Orleans is well known for its music scene and once that is combined with the views aboard the boat, you may never want to leave.  Once aboard the massive steamboat, you will receive breathtaking views of the New Orleans night skyline, enjoy a delectable buffet style meal, and be completely entertained by the live jazz performers.

In the French Quarter Walking Tour, you will see parts of the state and hear incredible stories that the average visitor may miss.  Your local guide provides you with stories and tales of America’s oldest and most unique neighborhood.  This tour will take you to the most famous sites in the Quarter like beautiful courtyards, the Pharmacy Museum, Bourbon Street, historic streetcars, the Jackson Square artists and much, much more.  Many of the spots that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina have been renovated and replaced so this is a great way to see the old and new mesh together.

For a truly wonderful vacation, visit Louisiana.  Here you can experience thrills, fun, romance and history making it a very worthwhile trip.  Book your vacation activities at

Visit the Historic Town of Stillwater

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Stillwater is a historic river town in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  It is known for its used bookstores and antique shops.  If you take the Stillwater -  Birthplace of Minnesota Tour with Lunch, you will get to travel through its beautiful streets and have lunch on the river.  You will ride on a replica of an 1890s paddlewheeler called ‘The Andiamo’ to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch and then you will get a chance to explore the town on your own for a while.

You can walk down Main Street and look through some neat little boutiques and antique shops, looking for crafts and jewelry or you can stop at some art galleries to admire local work.  You will definitely want to find a keepsake to remember your trip, since there will be plenty of fun to remember in the future.

This tour lasts six and a half hours and takes you from the mansions of lumber barons to the ‘Street of Spires’ where you will see some amazing churches.  Take lots of pictures and bring back some gifts for your loved ones.  Plan in advance and book your trip before you leave for the area, as tours book up quickly and you will not want to miss out.

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Wisconsin Dells: Waterpark Capital of the World

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Wisconsin Dells is known as the water park capital of the world making it such a fun location to spend your vacation.  Come here for a splash of a good time!

On the Boat Tour of Wisconsin River Upper Dells, you will see some of the area’s most striking sandstone cliffs and some of the tallest rock formations in the region.  During this ride, the boat will stop at Witches Gulch and Stand Rock, two extremely historic shorelandings.  Another similar tour takes you to the Lower Dells of the area where the impact of the glacial age is highlighted.

For a romantic evening under the sunset, try the Sunset Dinner Cruise.  Here you will slowly drift down the quiet Wisconsin River while enjoying a delicious meal with your loved one.  After you have finished your fine meal, take a stroll along the decks of the boat to watch the sun set.  The stunning view of the bright ball of fire slowly making its way past the darkened tree line, while creating remarkable reflections of the river water is truly a sight to be seen.

If you are looking for a bit more adventure while staying in the Dells, check out the DUCK Boat Tour.  This is an experience unlike any other and it all begins as you board your sightseeing vehicle, the “DUCK.”  The “DUCK” is an authentic WWII amphibious, meaning it can drive in land and water, vehicle that has been renovated for your comfort.

Just when you think the tour has ended and you have seen all Wisconsin has to offer, “SPLASHDOWN” hits.  The ConDUCKtor splashes the DUCK right into the Lake Delton giving you the chance you receive even more incredible views.  This is a great experience to consider as there are even more surprises on board!

Wisconsin Dells is a fantastic place to spend some time relaxing away from home.  Make sure you have the perfect vacation by visiting Wisconsin Dells Tours’ website at


Be Entertained in Eureka Springs

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

A great way to spend your vacation time is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Here you will find so many entertaining things to do and it is also extremely close to Branson which is known for its vast quantities of amusing shows.

While in the Eureka Springs area you and your party can attend the Pine Mountain Jamboree Show.  Here you will be completely captivated by the performances of Top 40 songs, classic country hits, all-time rock’n’roll favorites, bluegrass and gospel music.  In addition to fantastic renditions of the hits, the performers will keep you laughing until tears are brought to your eyes.  Bring your whole family to this show as it is perfect for some quality time together.

Since Branson is so close to Eureka Springs, you must make a visit in that direction as well.  The shows there are just as incredible some of the most popular being the Shoi Tabuchi Show, the Jim Stafford Show, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show.

A show that is great for the kids is the Amazing Pet Show in Branson.  All those in attendance will be completely enthralled by the exciting tricks done by skilled dogs and cats.  The ringleader even has a monkey sidekick and several exotic birds that make this a show you will want to see again.

The Oak Ridge Boys Show in Branson is another hot ticket item.  The sounds of the four men are some of the most distinctive and recognized in the music industry.  They have made dozens and dozens of country hits and even a #1 sensation which earned them a Grammy.  They have been on stage for over 15 years so they know how to get the party started and entertain you right!

A different way to see a show is aboard the Branson Belle for a Showboat Dinner Cruise.  In this vintage, 1880s style riverboat, you will be enchanted by the grace and comfort it engenders.  As the boat cruises along the Table Rock Lake, you are served a scrumptious 3-course meal and entertained by live performers.  This boat ride is a great way to enjoy a wonderful meal and spend time with those you love while being entertained the whole way through.

The shows in both Eureka Springs and Branson are extremely popular and to ensure you view the show you are just dying to see, reserve your tickets today at

Floating Sightseeing Trip

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Knoxville, Tennessee has the perfect mix of small town charm and big city fun.Because of these wonderful characteristics, Knoxville is a great place to spend time away from home during your vacation.Knoxville Tours offers fantastic things for you to do during your visit that will help make your vacation one of the best you’ve ever had.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Knoxville is with the Dockside Lunch on the Watts Bar Belle.The elegant lunch aboard the Watts Bar Bell riverboat is great if you need a break from your sightseeing activities.The buffet meal is absolutely delicious and all passengers enjoy the serenity on the river.Views from the large windows on the riverboat are fabulous and really make this lunch a memorable one.

Other ways to spend time on the water enjoying a meal are with the Dockside Dinner on the Watts Bar Belle and the Alive at 5 Pizza Cruise.Both are excellent for kicking back and relaxing after a long day touring Knoxville.

Depending on what time of year you plan on visiting Knoxville, there are several dining cruises that only sail during certain times of the year.A popular one among these is the Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise.Also aboard the Watts Bar Belle riverboat, you will celebrate and feast on authentic German cuisine as you drift along the Clinch River.

In addition to this Oktoberfest Cruise, you can also reserve tables for other holiday cruises inlcuding the Thanksgiving Cruise, New Year’s Eve Early Bird Dinner Cruise or the New Year’s Eve Party Cruise.

Whatever dining cruise you choose to be a part of in Knoxville you can’t go wrong as each are amazing!Reserve a table aboard the Watts Bar Belle today at

Visit the Gateway City

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

St. Louis is a very unique city to visit.Here you will find a very modern city that focuses on research in medicine and biotechnology.In addition to its globally known science fields, it shines a light on the past.St. Louis is located on the historic Route 66 and the charm of the past is shown through classic signs, 50’s-era bowling alleys and motels, along with great Route 66 sites you must see.While visiting St. Louis, you get the feeling of the city’s accomplishment and knowledge, while the city still holds on to its cherished character.

St. Louis Tours can provide you with some incredible opportunities for you in the city which will leave you completely captivated.While in the area you can visit Laclede’s Landing, the historic Soulard district, St. Louis Basilica, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Union Station and Forest Park.Many types of tours and activities are offered on various types of transportation including tram, SUV, bus and boat.

While in the area, one thing you must do is get a complete look at the city.The perfect way to do that is on the Grand Tour of St. Louis by Bus.You will ride through the thriving city passing some of the most famous locations in the nation.One of which is the Gateway Arch, the tallest national monument in the United States.It is known as a centenary curve and visitors can ride a tram to the very top to see the beautiful landscape surrounding it.The views from the Arch are stunning.

You will ride by Laclede’s Landing, the multi-block collection of cobblestone streets and vintage brick-and-iron warehouses dating back to the 1850s.Today it is a popular tourist attraction containing shops, restaurants and bars.

Another infamous place you will see during this amazing tour is Forest Park which was the site of the 1904 World’s Fair.St. Louis also hosted the Olympics that year making it the first time both were ever held in the United States.This really is a monumental city!

During the 90-minute break of the tour, you can choose to look through the Missouri History Museum or the St. Louis Art Museum as they are both located at the stop sight in Forest Park.Also during the tour, you have the chance of touring the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.If there is time left at the closing of the tour, there will be a stop at the St. Louis Basilica where the largest collection of mosaics in the western hemisphere is held.

This is an absolutely wonderful tour that allows you to see the best parts of the city.It even offers pick-up at select area hotels making it that much easier for you to enjoy your vacation.

After seeing all the fantastic sites throughout the city, you may want to wind down with a marvelous dinner.The Gateway Arch Dinner Cruise is a perfect way to spend time looking at the beautiful city and enjoy your vacation evening.

In addition to enjoying a delicious meal, you will be entertained by the Dixieland Duo.They are known for their piano and banjo music, perfect for setting the atmosphere for a fun evening.Along with dinner and dancing, you will be amazed by the nighttime skyline of St. Louis.The riverboat sails both north and south giving you the chance to check out some pretty spectacular views!This is one meal that can’t be passed up.

St. Louis, the Gateway City, is an absolutely wonderful place to spend your vacation.It is full of excitement, history, fun, great food, great people and beauty – everything you could ask for during your relaxing vacation.  Visit St. Louis tours at and book your vacation today!

See why San Antonio is Texas’ Most Visited City

Friday, September 12th, 2008

San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas and why not, it has some pretty fabulous attractions throughout the city and around it.  San Antonio Tours can help provide you with a fantastic and special vacation. 

During your stay, you may choose to schedule one of the many sightseeing tours, visit Riverwalk or hear chilling tales of the spirits that haunt the city.  While in San Antonio, you may want to visit other nearby cities like Austin which San Antonio Tours can arrange as well.

If you want to experience San Antonio in the absolute ultimate way, then try out the San Antonio Grand Tour.  You will stop at all the famous spots in San Antonio like the Alamo, the #1 tourist spot in the state.  This is the renowned site where American defenders fell in 1836 by Mexican General Santa Ann’s army.  A museum is on site which contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas.  During this tour you will visit the IMAX® Theatre which puts you right into the center of the famous battle of the Alamo. 

Another great addition to this premier tour is a relaxing ride through Paseo Del Rio on a riverboat.  You have the chance of seeing the gigantic cypresses, oaks and willows with beautiful blooming flowers bordering them.

Other fantastic locations this tour brings you to are El Mercado, Mission San Jose, the Japanese Sunken Gardens and Mission Concepcion.  If you want a complete tour of the city then your only option is the San Antonio Grand Tour.

After touring the wonderful city, you may want to see it from a different perspective – above it!  The San Antonio Grand Helicopter Tour gives you breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country as well as many locations in the ground Grand Tour, plus several other sites in town.  You can see from the spacious chopper the San Antonio Zoo, Mission Road, Six Flags Fiesta, Lackland Air Force Base, La Cantera and many rock quarries.  The views are simply stunning and you receive a ride of a lifetime.  Nothing compares to aerial views of a beautiful landscape. 

There are so many wonderful things to do while visiting San Antonio.  For more information, visit San Antonio Tours at 

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