Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World
Wed, Dec 1st, 2021
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021
  • • "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 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, NE
Christmas in Germany
Irish Christmas at Boys Town
A Polish Christmas
19th Century Holidays at the Crook Home
Christmas in Greece
A Christmas Carol Musical
Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens
Christmas at Union Station
Historic Old Market District
Christmas in Ukraine
The Joslyn Castle
Madrigal Christmas Feast

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 sing-along 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. Next, celebrate "a Polish Christmas" where an authentic Polish 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. This afternoon we experience "19th Century Holidays" where a Victorian-era Christmas comes to life. We'll step back in time to Christmas as it was celebrated in 1880 at General George Crook’s home. Enjoy cider and cookies as you view holiday trees decorated with traditional ornaments. This evening, “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, we’ll go downstairs where members 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 “A Christmas Carol Musical” 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. 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. We will stop at the Joslyn Castle, a 1903 Scottish Baronial style mansion. 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 merriment-madrigal 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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