Landfall Travel, the official travel agency of the UTU Alumni Association, is offering two trips to Transportation Division members and retirees in the coming year.
The first offering is an Alaskan cruise aboard the Golden Princess. This eight-day cruise leaves from Seattle, Wash., July 19, 2014, and features time spent cruising Glacier Bay National Park and stops at the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, B.C., Canada. The cruise returns to Seattle, July 26.
For those not yet ready to end their vacation travel, or for new travelers, a second eight-day tour is being offered from July 27 to Aug. 3, exploring the Pacific Northwest and California. It begins with a sightseeing tour of Seattle, followed by a visit to the Mt. St. Helen’s Visitor Center and an overnight stay in Portland.
Next, travelers will see Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, Bonneville Dam and Cascade mountains. Finish the night off with a dinner cruise along the Willamette River and Lake Oswego. Other points of interest include a cruise up the Rogue River, explorations of Bandon State Natural Area, time spent at the Redwood National Park, crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as time spent in San Francisco and more.
Interested parties can contact Landfall Travel directly at (440) 799-8977 or (800) 835-9233 for more information. All are welcome; you do not have to be a member of the Alumni Association to enjoy these excursions.
The UTU is offering the members of the UTU Alumni Association the vacation of a lifetime — an 11-day excursion to Alaska — at a group-tour price that is hard to beat.
This tour includes a seven-day cruise up the Inside Passage, a flight to Fairbanks and a two-day tour aboard the McKinley Explorer, a luxury train with domed passenger cars.
Vacationers will depart Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 15 aboard Holland America’s five-star cruise ship M.S. Statendam. This vessel boasts fewer passengers, larger staterooms and more space than any other plying the Alaska waters.
Aboard ship you can enjoy a massage in the Greenhouse Spa, a cooking lesson in the Culinary Arts Center or hundreds of other activities.
On day three, you will discover Ketchikan, possibly enjoying a flightseeing trip to breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument.
On day four, you will explore Juneau. You can wander the lush Tongass National Forest, explore Mendenhall Glacier or go whale watching.
You will be in Skagway on the fifth day of your adventure. This is home to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad.
On day six, the ship will cruise Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska’s number-one glacier experience. You will cruise from the Reid and Lamplugh glaciers to the mighty Johns Hopkins — surrounded by rugged peaks and unforgettable scenery.
After a relaxing morning at sea on day seven, you will enter Prince William Sound and see the only place in Alaska that surrounds you on three sides with flowing rivers of ice, the College Fjord.
On day eight, you will disembark at Seward and board a motorcoach for a scenic journey through the Chugach National Forest to Anchorage, where you will board a flight to Fairbanks.
You will board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train on day nine where you will take in the sights and sounds of the Alaska Railroad. You will arrive at Denali National Park lodge that evening.
The morning of day 10 is for exploring and side trips. Then you will reboard the Explorer for a trip over the Hurricane Gulch Bridge, alongside lush mountains and raging rivers to Anchorage. You will depart Anchorage the following morning, or stick around and explore if you desire.
The UTU, through its association with Landfall Travel/American Express, is able to offer this once-in-a-lifetime trip beginning at only $1,352 per person. Certain other fees and taxes apply.
This tour is open to all UTU Alumni Association members, family and friends; other UTU members are welcome to join them as space permits.
The sign-up deadline is nearing for the UTU Alumni Association’s “Pioneer Adventures of the Old West.”
This eight-day adventure starts in Phoenix May 9, 2010. It includes Sedona, Ariz., and the Montezuma Castle National Monument; a ride aboard the Grand Canyon Railway through Grand Canyon National Park; a visit to Monument Valley in southwestern Utah and Lake Powell; Zion National Park; Bryce Canyon National Park; dinner at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo; travel through the scenic Virgin River Gorge into southern Nevada and on to fabulous Las Vegas.
The rate is only $1,525 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional. The price includes seven breakfasts and three three-course dinners, as well as airport transfers, hotel taxes, tips for baggage handling and a sightseeing program.
For more information, contact Landfall American Express Travel at (800) 835-9233, e-mail email@example.com, or access the UTU Alumni Association page of Landfall Travel’s Web site, www.landfalltravel.com/UTU.html.
This tour, arranged through internationally known Brendan Vacations, is open to all UTU Alumni Association members, family and friends; other UTU members are welcome to join them as space permits.