Cindy White 2017

Satisfy your wanderlust in 2018 with one or more of the exciting new travel programs being offered by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. We are partnering with Chamber Explorations and Collette to offer five very different trips with something for everyone.

Experience the incredible beauty and majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies and the Glacier National Park from June 24 through July 1, 2018. This 8 day tour brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairies around Calgary, the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the brilliance of Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Highlights include the unforgettable Icefields Parkway, a whole day in the Glacier National Park, a tour of the Banff area, a visit to Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump and the incredible views along the “Going to the Sun Road.” Two optional tours to Lake Louise and Mt. Assinboine are also available.

The all-inclusive price for the Canadian Rockies trip is $3,949 per person, double occupancy including round trip airfare from St. Louis. A deposit of $500 per person is due with the reservation form by October 17, 2017.

If you’ve been yearning to spend some time in the highlands of Scotland, our Discover Scotland tour is made for you. The overnight flight from St. Louis transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.

Travelers will enjoy a lesson and demonstration with a renowned bagpiper, visit a working sheep farm, reflect at the historic Culloden Battlefield, enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, experience the Orkney Islands, explore the Isle of Skye, tour the city of Edinburgh and more.

The all-inclusive price for the Scotland trip is $3,949 per person, double occupancy including round trip airfare from St. Louis. A deposit of $500 per person is due with the reservation form by March 9, 2018.

Additional pricing is also available for single travelers or groups of three.

The Canadian Rockies and Discover Scotland tours are being offered in partnership with Collette. A free informational meeting to learn more about these two travel programs will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 18 at the Chamber office, 501 Jackson Avenue in Charleston.

If a Californian wine country adventure, seeing the fall foliage in New England or spending nine days in Hawaiian paradise is on your bucket list, check out these three trips being offered in partnership with Chamber Explorations.

Enjoy spring in the California wine country for 7 days starting April 25, 2018. Start out in the San Francisco bay area and go on from there to Sacramento and end your tour at Lake Tahoe.

Highlights include two rail experiences; a winery tour and tasting; a San Francisco Bay cruise; a Paddlewheeler cruise on Lake Tahoe; and time in Sacramento, Sausalito and Virginia City.

The all-inclusive price for the California wine country tour is $2,799 per person, double occupancy including round trip airfare from Chicago. A deposit of $300 per person is due with the reservation form by October 25, 2017.

Discover the beauty of New England in the fall from October 3-10, 2018. Tour all the famous sites in Boston, enjoy a rail journey to the top of Mt. Washington, soak in the spectacular views along the Kancamagus Highway and see the fall foliage in Vermont and Maine.

The all-inclusive price for the New England fall tour is $2,975 per person, double occupancy including round trip airfare from Chicago. A deposit of $300 per person is due with the reservation form by April 3, 2018.

Experience paradise and multi-night resort stays for 9 days with the Hawaii 3 Island Adventure tour departing Chicago on November 7, 2018. This tour includes sightseeing on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Highlights include Pearl Harbor, Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Volcanic Beach, Mount Haleakala National Park and a traditional Hawaiian Luau. Includes 3 whole days of leisure in paradise on your own.

The all-inclusive price for the Hawaii Island adventure is $3,995 per person, double occupancy including round trip airfare from Chicago. A deposit of $300 per person is due with the reservation form May 7, 2018.

Booking Discounts of $100 per person will be given to each traveler who makes their final payment by check or money order for the three Chamber Explorations travel programs. Pricing is also available for individual travelers.

A free informational meeting to learn more about these three travel programs will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 25 in the basement meeting room at the Charleston City Hall, 520 Jackson Avenue in Charleston.

Detailed tour information and reservation forms are also available on the Chamber website at www.charlestonchamber.com.

For more information, contact the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce at 217-345-7041 or attend one of the informational meetings.

Cindy White is president and chief executive officer of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce.

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