US and Canada by Coach

U.S. and Canada by Coach

All U.S. and Canada by coach trips have departure locations in the St. Louis and metro Illinois areas.

Depending on the trip route and destination, some trips have Wentzville, Mo., Southern Illinois, Springfield (Ill.), Festus, Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and other Indiana locations, Louisville, Springfield (Mo.), or Memphis departure points.

Each trip brochure has the pick-up locations for that trip or ask our office for your possibility.

Guests outside of the immediate area may fly to St. Louis Lambert International (STL), and Golden Frontier will provide shuttle to/from our departure hotel. Other guests may meet our group at destination.

The Alberta and Canadian Rockies trip has departures in the St. Louis and metro Illinois areas including Springfield, Staunton and Carlinville, Ill. Please inquire about outlying Missouri pickups.

The Niagara Falls trip has additional pickups through Effingham, Terre Haute, and Indianapolis, please ask.

Passports are required for all coach trips traveling to Canada: United States citizens must have a valid Passport Book or Passport Card. Passport validity must extend through six months after the completion of the trip. All others must have valid passports and necessary visas. Visas are not required for U.S. citizens with a valid U.S. Passport. There are no refunds if you are denied border entry by local officials for lack of a valid Passport or visas, if required

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Springtime in Southern Illinois is a most beautiful time of year. Dogwoods, flowering redbuds, wild daffodils are just a few of the springtime flowers that make a beautiful springtime show. Nature usually graces this time of year with a display beyond description. The trip features some of the parks in Southern Illinois and Shawnee National Forest including Cave-in-Rock State Park, Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park, The Chocolate Factory, Yoder’s Variety Store in Amish community, Pheasant Hollow Winery, San Damiano Retreat and Good Shepherd Shrine. Three days, two nights, all meals included.

April 24 to 26, 2018. Priced at $418.00.

 

    


Québec, Cap de la Madekeine & Montréal.. Eleven-day trip by coach including Niagara Falls and the Chute Montmorency, Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Fortifications of Quebec and the Plains of Abraham, Place-Royale, the cradle of French civilization in North America, the Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal, and St. Joseph Oratory, three nights in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré-Québec , two nights in Montréal, two nights in Niagara Falls, includes meals, hotels, transportation, escorts.

 

 

 

Passport or Passcard is required. June 19 to 29, 2018. Priced at $2,588.00

    


South Dakota: Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands.  A 7 day trip including Badlands, Black Hills; Mt. Rushmore; Bear Country; Keystone; Custer State Park, home of the world’s largest buffalo herd; Deadwood, a historic gold town of the 1890’s; and a cowboy chuckwagon dinner. Also included is evening lighting ceremony of Mt. Rushmore, the Corn Palace and Wall Drug.

 

 

July 25 to 31, 2018. Priced at $1456.00

    


Great Western Adventure with Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. Eleven-day coach trip through the beauty of America’s western mountain scenery. This tour follows the footsteps of the great pioneer missionary, Father Peter DeSmet. Trace the Oregon Trail from Nebraska to enjoy Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Additional trip highlights in this seven-state trip include Arches National Park, Thermopolis and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Scottsbluff and Colorado National Monuments.

 

August 7 to 17, 2018. Priced at $2,421.00

    

 


Michigan:  Mackinac and Upper Peninsula.  Seven-day trip by coach to the Great North Woods on the shore of Lake Huron. Visit the Great Cross in the Woods, the largest crucifix in the world. Views of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, a day trip to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Father Marquette and the Church of St. Ignace are included. Trip also visits Frankenmuth, the city of Bavarian German heritage. Fee for the escorted trip includes three meals a day, except two lunches, transportation, ferry boat, entrance fees and hotel.         

    August 25 to 31, 2018. Priced $1,416.00

    


New Orleans and Cajun Country are two centers on the seven-day trip via coach. Two nights and days in New Orleans shows the heart of Creole country. Creole food, and a history that shaped westward expansion are all parts of one of the most colorful cities in America. We’ll spend two nights in this beautiful city. Lafayette is the heart of Acadiana and Cajun Country. Our visits here begin from a time when the Acadians arrived from present day Canada with their Catholic faith and French heritage. Today the heritage lives on through their music and lifestyle. Two nights each in New Orleans and Lafayette, plus Vicksburg, entrance fees, all meals, except two lunches are included.

September 8 to 14, 2018. Priced at $1,688.00.

    


Wisconsin -including Door County. Join us on this five day trip and enjoy accommodations for three nights in Green Bay with day excursions (returning to our base hotel each night) to historic Door County, Wisconsin; National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill near Hubertus, Wisconsin; Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, Wisconsin. We also visit the National Shrine of Ste. Thérèse in Darien, Illinois. All meals are included except one lunch and is fully escorted.

 

September 17 to 21, 2018 Priced at $828.00

    


FALL New England and Canada Cruise and Bus trip.  Want to go on a cruise but don’t want to fly? Motor coach with Golden Frontier through Upper New York State to Boston, Massachusetts, drive to the pier then embark on a 7 night cruise to Canada and New England on board the Serenade of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line. A wonderful cruise for seven nights sailing from Boston and visiting Bar Harbor, Maine; Portland, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy) (Canada); Halifax, Nova Scotia, (Canada) before returning to Port of Boston. Then we return by coach to the Midwest through Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Pocono and Allegheny Mountains.  13 day trip price includes 7 night New England/Canada cruise.

Reserve by June 30, 2018 or earlier for best selection.

Also available 7 day cruise only option by air.

Passport or Passcard required. Sept. 27 to Oct. 9, 2018. Priced from $2,480.00

    


Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Coach tour to historic Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. We will spend a day at the restored colonial capital of the colony of Virginia, visit the site of the American battle of the Revolution at Yorktown and the place of the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown. In addition to Virginia Beach we will have a tour of Naval Station Norfolk.

 

October 11 to 18, 2018  Priced at $1,648.00

    


Savannah, Georgia.  Eight day trip by coach to the southern belle city of the South. Graced with huge live oak trees, festooned with Spanish moss and azaleas, this unique city of the old south on the shores of the Atlantic will be our home for five nights. Tybee Island lighthouses and forts are included. A live performance at the oldest theater in the U.S. and a dolphin watching excursion are also included. An excellent value trip-- includes hotels, dinner meals except one, all breakfasts, most lunches and admissions.

October 23 to 30, 2018 Priced at $1,588.00

    


Coach to New Orleans and AFTER-Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise.  Want to go on a cruise but don’t want to fly? Motor coach to New Orleans, drive to the pier then embark on an 14-day trip including a cruise to the Caribbean on board the Norwegian Breakaway of NCL. After Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping, what could be a better way to relax after the holiday? Join us on our trip to New Orleans and 11-day cruise with 7 ports of call. This 14-day trip includes two New Orleans tours, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine and 11-day cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye and Belize City, Belize; Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala in Central America; Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, hotels and meals, except 1 lunch. 11-day cruise only option by air available.       Reservations due by August 23, 2018 or earlier for best selection.

Passport or Passcard required. Nov. 24 to Dec. 7, 2018.  Priced from $2,279.00

    


Christmastime in Branson.  Four days by coach to Branson which is all decked out for Christmas! Trip includes reserved seating for the Christmas  season shows. Also includes the Andy Williams Show and Silver Dollar City ready to welcome you with their Christmas shows, too.  Of course, there is time to finish your Christmas shopping in Branson and get ready for the holidays. 9 meals included.

 

 

December 11 to 14, 2018. Priced at $748.00.

    


Florida Palm Trip. Join us for 8 days headed toward Daytona Beach—“the World’s Most Famous Beach.” An overnight stop each way takes us to and from 5 nights in a beach front hotel in Daytona right on the Atlantic Ocean. What’s the point if you’re not on the beach? Day trips include an excursion to St Augustine where the first Mass was offered in the New World and Castillo de San Marcos. Other days include the Kennedy Space Center, and central Florida’s Disney's Epcot® at Disneyworld. Add a free day for beach relaxing and you’ve got a great January combination. Entrance fees and most meals included, except one dinner and 3 lunches. 

January 10 to 17, 2019 Priced at $1588.00

    


Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Eight-day motor coach trip to shrines of Ontario including Sainte Marie-among-the-Hurons, the American Martyrs Shrine at Midland, Ontario. We will visit scenic places: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George. Also included are views of two of the five Great Lakes and Maid-of-the-Mist boat trip on the Niagara River in Canada. Included in the price is transportation, all meals, except two lunches, motels, entrance fees, escort and guide throughout the trip.  Passport or Passcard is required.

SUMMER 2019.  Priced $TBA


Lake Louise/Banff, Alberta and Canadian Rockies. Fifteen day coach trip through some of the most scenic parts of the Canadian Rockies, historic western U.S. With the exception of the first and last days of tour, each day includes outstanding scenic beauty, historic event stop or site visit. Trip includes Lake Louise with 3 nights in Banff, Calgary, Banff National Park, Columbia Glacier Icefields, Glacier National Park, North Dakota, St. Ignatius, Montana, Little Big Horn, Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, Wall Drug, 2 nights at Keystone, Mount Rushmore and South Dakota Badlands.

 

 

Passport or Passcard required.  SUMMER 2019. Priced  $TBA


LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. 10 days via coach traveling to some of the most scenic territory in the Rockies and Southwest. Our group will use two base locations for this trip, with three nights in charming Santa Fe following four nights in beautiful Colorado Springs region. Day excursions including Garden of the Gods, Denver, Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs and Royal Gorge, and an optional excursion to the top of Pikes Peak. Next is the second part of the trip based in Santa Fe for three nights. Santa Fe is considered by some to be the heart of the Southwest. In addition to exploring Santa Fe, trips from here include Taos, one of America’s foremost art colonies and Albuquerque.

 

 

 

Dates are yet to be finalized,

but projected to be late summer to September, 2019


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FALL IN NEW ENGLAND AND FRENCH CANADA CRUISE BY COACH TO BOSTON. Would you like to go on a cruise but don't want to fly? Well, this trip may be for you. Join Golden Frontier on a 13-day coach trip to Boston where we board our ship. What could be an easier way to enjoy a fall cruise than from the convenience of your floating hotel, the Serenade of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International Cruises. Our cruise visits four ports of call: Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine, Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy), and Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada before returning to Boston. Back in Boston, we reboard our coach for a scenic drive returning through Pennsylvania. En route, we see the fall colors of the countryside and travel through the Pocono and Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. We also plan to have a "Sweet Stop at Hershey, Pennsylvania on our way back to the Midwest. The 13 day trip includes coach transportation to and from Boston, the 7 night New England-French Canada cruise, meals, snacks, evening buffets, entertainment on board and overnight accommodations in Columbus, Ohio, Syracuse, New York, Boston region pre cruise, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Columbus after cruise from Boston, all meals enroute, except two lunches.

PASSPORT REQUIRED. September 2018

    


New Orleans and After-Thanksgiving 9-day Caribbean Cruise.  Want to go on a cruise but don't want to fly? Motor coach to New Orleans, drive to the pier then embark on a 9-day cruise to the Caribbean on board the Norwegian Pearl of NCL. After Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping, what could be a better way to relax after the holiday? Join us on our trip to New Orleans and 9-day cruise with 6 ports of call. Golden Frontier's relationship with NCL has created a wonderful opportunity which we're happy to share with our guests. Compared to our previous week-long Thanksgiving cruises, this one is bigger and better with different ports of call than our previous Thanksgiving cruises.  Perhaps the best feature is this 12-day, 6-ports-of-call cruise and trip is priced less than the 2015 and 2014 trips with a 7-day cruise with 4-ports-of-call.

This 12-day trip includes two New Orleans tours, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine and 9-day cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize, Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala in Central America, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands, hotels and meals, except 1 lunch.

Ask about the 9-day cruise only option by air.

Passport or Passcard required.

Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, 2017. 

Priced from $1,785.00

    


Michigan:  Mackinac and Upper Peninsula.  Seven-day trip by coach to the Great North Woods on the shore of Lake Huron. Visit the Great Cross in the Woods, the largest crucifix in the world. Views of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, a day trip to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Father Marquette and the Church of St. Ignace are included. Trip also visits Frankenmuth, the city of Bavarian German heritage. Fee for the escorted trip includes three meals a day, except two lunches, transportation, ferry boat, entrance fees and hotel.

TBA 2018