Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World
Wed, Dec 1st, 2021
to
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $805
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $785
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $1025
"Double":

One or Two Beds: $825

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

*Optional Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance is available for purchase*



Tour Highlights:

3 Night Stay in Downtown Omaha, NE
German Christmas American High Tea Christmas
Christmas in the Ukraine
Christmas in the South
"A Christmas Carol" Musical
Irish Christmas
Christmas in Poland
Christmas at Union Station
Scottish Christmas Christmas in Greece

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 during the holiday season. We will enjoy the travel day as we get acquainted with our fellow travelers, our tour director, and motorcoach 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 included dinner! Listen to traditional German holiday favorites let festive German traditions create a wonderful celebration filled with music, dancing and food. 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 a city tour of Omaha with a local guide. Tour highlights include; the historic Old Market Entertainment District with it's cobblestone streets and unique boutiques; Lewis & Clark Landing, the historic spot where the exploring duo landed; the historic Gold Coast District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; The Blackstone Hotel, the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich; St. Cecilia's Spanish Cathedral; TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, home of the annual NCAA Men's College World Series; Fertile Ground mural, one of the largest murals in the country; Hollywood Candy, filled wall-to-wall with retro candy; Pioneer Courage Park, which features more than 100-larger-than-life sized bronze sculptures that tell the story of the pioneer’s westward journey plus more! Next, an included lunch is served at “Christmas American High Tea.” You are cordially invited to the Master’s Hand Christmas American High Tea Party in Tekamah, a short drive north of Omaha along the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway. Lovely ladies and dapper gents alike are welcome to dine with us as we eat sweet and savory Christmas delicacies lovingly prepared by the Master’s Hand kitchen. We head back to Omaha to the Ukrainian Catholic Church for “Christmas in the Ukraine.” Ukrainian speaker, Olesia Reprichowskyj will have various Ukrainian linens and give us an entertaining presentation about their connection to Ukrainian history, customs and traditions. Olesia will have us laughing while educating us about life in the Ukraine along with telling us about her experiences as a child slave laborer for the German Army during WWII. This evening we’ll celebrate “Christmas in the South” at Big Mamas Kitchen, which was featured on the Food network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Pull up a chair for a good old-fashioned included southern dinner of brown sugar maple glazed ham, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens, Big Mama’s crescent rolls, cranberry tea and red velvet cheesecake ice cream. Tonight, we’ll see everyone’s favorite, Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” Musical at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Omaha, NE
We will have an “Irish Christmas” at Boys Town this morning which also includes 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. An Included lunch is served at “Christmas in Poland.” Here we will learn about Omaha’s Polish community with a visit to the Polish Home for an authentic Polish meal prepared by the Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska. Enjoy a special dance presentation celebrating the culture of the Poles in the Nebraska/Iowa area. We will 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. We’re then transported to Scotland with a visit to the historic 1903 Joslyn Castle. “Christmas in Scotland” begins as we enter through the huge front doors of this 30-room stone mansion. You’ll notice the amazing craftsmanship of the elaborate wood interior, which comes from all parts of the world. We’ll hear the fascinating story of George & Sarah Joslyn and how the couple shared their extraordinary wealth with the community. Tonight, “Christmas in Greece” will entertain us at the St. Johns 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. (B, L, 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 
2 lunches and 
3 continental breakfasts

Christmas Around the World Gallery


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