Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World
Wed, Dec 2nd, 2020
Sat, Dec 5th, 2020
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $785
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $765
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $1050

One or Two Beds: $800

Experience the magic of Christmas from all over the world in on a 4 Day Motorcoach Tour to Omaha, Nebraska!

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*

Tour Highlights:

3 Night Stay in Downtown Omaha
Christmas in Germany
An "Irish Christmas" at Father Flanagan's House/Boys Town
Christmas in Ukraine
Christmas in Greece at the Greek Orthadox Church
A Christmas Carol at the Omaha Playhouse
Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens
Christmas at Union Station
Victorian Chrsistmas at the General Crook House
Madrigal Christmas Feaste
Lithuanian Christmas
Historic Old Market District

Day 1 Omaha, NE
Christmas is a special season that brings
us many special treasures. This tour is
full of all the treasures that Omaha has to
offer. We will enjoy the travel day as we
get acquainted with our fellow travelers,
our tour director, and bus driver. Upon
arrival to Omaha, we will check into our
accommodations located downtown
for the next three evenings. Then we
are off to “Christmas in Germany” at
the German American Society. “Frohe
Weihnachten,” Merry Christmas in
German! Enjoy a holiday program of
dancing, singing and a delicious German
dinner! Listen to traditional German
holiday favorites let festive German
traditions create a wonderful celebration
filled with music, dancing and food.
Listen to traditional German holiday
favorites by the Men’s Choir. Shop for
crafts and items imported from Germany
at the Christmas Market. Experience the
German dancers as they perform various
holiday dances from various regions of
Germany. The evening ends with a singalong
of “Silent Night.” (D)

Day 2 Omaha, NE
We begin our morning with an “Irish
Christmas” at Boys Town, featuring a
tour of Father Flanagan House Museum.
The open house features the homemade
tradition of a true Irish Christmas with
historic Christmas quilts, old-fashioned
ornaments from the 1920s to 40s and
antique toys from the 1920s as well as
cookies and hot cocoa. An authentic
Polis lunch is served at the Polish
Home where we’ll also watch a dance
presentation celebrating the culture of
the Poles in the Nebraska/Iowa area. Our
afternoon will be spent at “Christmas in
the Ukraine.” Our Ukrainian speaker will
bring carious Ukrainian linens and give us
an entertaining presentation about the
linens connection to Ukrainian history,
customs and traditions along with how
Christmas is celebrated there. Tonight,
“Christmas in Greece” will entertain us
at the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church.
We’ll tour the byzantine style church
while learning about the gold dome and
decor, traditional icons and history of the
Greek Orthodox Church. Afterwards,of the congregation will join us for
traditional greek dinner and a holiday
program telling us how Christmas is
celebrated in Greece and hear Christmas
carols in the Greek language. Tonight,
we’ll see everyone’s favorite, Dicken’s
classic “A Christmas Carol” at the Omaha
Community Playhouse. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Omaha, NE
This morning begins with a visit to the
Lauritzen Gardens for the Holiday
Poinsettia Show. Walk through a
botanical wonderland, with more than
5,000 poinsettias including a tree of 700
poinsettias. Miniature trains travel across
the display which includes replicas of
famous Omaha landmarks. Next, we
head over to the Durham Museum for
“Christmas at Union Station”. Step back
in time as historic Union Station transforms
for the holidays, where carolers, holiday
miniatures and even a little indoor snow
create magical memories. Lunch is on
your own at the Historic Old Market
District. Here you will find a variety of
restaurants and unique shops as you
walk the brick streets. Take some time
to explore the Tannenbaum Christmas
Shop and Hollywood Candy Shop. This
afternoon we experience a “Victorian
Christmas” at the General Crook house,
where we’ll step back in time to Christmas
as it was celebrated in 1880 at General
George Crook’s home. This historic
Italianate style residence was preserved
and celebrates the holidays as they did
back in the 19th century. The Crook House
Guild, with help from area designers and
design students, transform every room
in the house into captivating glimpse of
Christmas past. Enjoy cider and cookies
as you view holiday trees decorated with
traditional ornaments. We’ll stop at the
little Lithuanian Bakery and learn about
Lithuania through the eyes of the owner.
You hear about how their family escaped
Germany in WWII and moved to Omaha to
start the bakery. There will be a chance to
taste some it’s famous breads and enjoy
their signature desert which takes three
days to make! Tonight features a Madrigal
Christmas Feaste. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The
Lord and Lady of Essex invite you to join
them for feasting, music and merrimentmadrigal
style where we’ll return to the
Renaissance years for a festive holiday
evening at an old English Castle. From the
rousing toast to the last bite of Yorkshire
pudding, you will enchanted and filled
with the spirit of Christmas. Madrigal
singers perform on state and around the
tables as you meet the queen’s court and
playful jester! (B, D)

Day 4 Home
We pack our bags this morning to drive
home with all the memories of the special
treasures that Omaha offered us. (B)
3 dinners 
1 lunches and 
3 continental breakfasts

Christmas Around the World Gallery

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