Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)

Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Take a step back in time & experience the quiet, pristine wilderness. Hear the call of the Timberwolves & loons, view amazing sunsets & explore lakes & trails on a journey of self-discovery.   [Read more…]

San Francisco, CA – Photography Tour

Love to take pictures on vacation but wish they’d turn out like the professionals’?
(Or want a beautiful location to practice your photog skills with the help of a pro?)
Then this tour is for YOU!

San Francisco, CA

A professional photographer will be along on this trip to share insight, tips and help you get those amazing shots you’ve always dreamed of!  Each day we’ll have plenty of time & opportunities for capturing spectacular photos! In addition to relaxing in luxury accommodations in the heart of San Francisco, we’ll be biking across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for lunch, exploring the marina & shops, hiking amongst the 250-ft Redwood Trees in Muir Woods, enjoying a unique Trolley Tour of the city, & touring Alcatraz at night for that special, spooky factor!  You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime, have amazing photo opportunities & a professional photographer to help you capture every moment perfectly!

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Napa Valley

Indulge your senses as you enjoy the aromas & flavors of fine wines & gourmet foods. Awaken your spirit & relax in the serene landscape found only in Napa Valley, CA. [Read more…]

Washington, D.C.

Explore our nation’s capital by taking in the wonder of the monuments, memorials & museums.  This is truly a magical place where history comes alive! [Read more…]

New York City

Experience the magic of New York City!
Relax in luxury Manhattan accommodations, take in all major landmarks and sites, including a Broadway Show, Central Park & the new 9/11 Museum!

The magic of NYC's Central Park!

The magic of NYC’s Central Park!

4-Day Tour Price: $950 + Airfare  
Deposit:  $250
(Non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Thompson Travel Tours)
Final Payment deadline:  
45-days prior to departure

Day 1:

  • Meet at airport for NYC departure…arrive NYC!
  • Hotel Check-in:  Enjoy the luxury accommodations of Courtyard by Marriott, Midtown East in the heart of Manhattan!
  • Dinner 
  • Broadway Show
  • Experience the excitement of Times Square at night in the City That Never Sleeps!

Our Marriott hotel in Manhattan

We’ll see a Broadway Show!

We’ll go to Times Square!

Day 2:

  • Check out the Today Show for those who are EARLY risers! 
  • Breakfast at Magnolia Bakery!  (Gourmet cupcakes, muffins, etc.)
  • Double-Decker bus ride to Battery Park where we’ll board Harbor Cruises to take us to Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty
  • Lunch at Liberty Island
  • Walk back to hotel & take in the following sites:  9/11 Museum, Wall Street, Trinity Church (part of the movie, National Treasure, was filmed here!), Trump Towers (take a break & order ice-cream or a delicious crepe here!)
  • Walk to Rockefeller Plaza to ride the elevator to the Top of the Rock for some of NYC’s best views!
  • Dinner at Craft restaurant, owned by Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame

At the Today Show!

Breakfast at Magnolia Bakery!

Lady Liberty!

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at Crumb’s Bakery (Gourmet baked goods!)
  • Radio City Music Hall Tour – learn the fascinating history of the famed building & the legends who spent time there, even have your photo taken with a Rockette!
  • Stroll over to Central Park for a leisurely afternoon which includes a picnic lunch, rowboats or carriage ride (rental price NOT included), time to explore the park & take in some of the spots used in famous films such as Serendipity, Stuart Little, Home Alone, Maid in Manhattan & walk across the street to check out the famous Plaza Hotel – a must-see while in NYC!
  • Relax on the double-decker bus as it takes us through New York City & highlights such landmarks as the Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, Macy’s Dept. Store, Empire State Building, Chelsea Piers, etc.
  • Freshen up at the hotel, then head out to our farewell dinner at Robert DeNiro’s restaurant, Tribeca Grille (Make sure you save room for dessert!)

Radio City Music Hall Tour

Dbl-Decker Bus Tour of NYC

Row Boats in Central Park

Flatiron Bldg

Central Park Carriage Ride

Dessert at Tribeca Grill

Enjoy the city lights on our walk back to the hotel

Day 4:

  • One last walk through Times Square, Central Park or check out some of NY’s amazing museums
  • Free time to take in last-minute sites, shop for souvenirs, etc. before heading back home
  •  Meet in hotel lobby to return to airport for home departure

4-Day Tour Price: $950 + Airfare 
Deposit:  $250 (Non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Thompson Travel Tours)
Final Payment deadline:  45-days prior to departure

Trip Price Includes:

  •  Accommodations at Courtyard by Marriott, Midtown East – in the heart of Manhattan!  (Students = 4/Room, Adults=Dbl Occupancy)
      Hotel website
  •  Transportation between NYC Airport & Hotel
  • Broadway Show Tickets (Thompson Travel Tours will choose the show based on best available tickets & best grp rate pricing)
    Broadway Shows website
  • Plus, 1 other tour of your choice! (MANY to choose from! See choices below:)
    City Sightseeing Cruises
    Empire State Building Observatory
    Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
    Madame Tussaud’s All Access Pass
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    Rockefeller Center Tour
    NY Skyride
    UN Guided & Audio Tours
    Lincoln Center Tour
    Dialogue in the Dark
    Lunch at Grotta Azzurra
    Lunch at Bella Napoli
    Any Bowl of Soup from the Original SoupMan
    Cloisters Museum
    Guggenheim Museum
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Museum of the City of NY
    South Street Seaport Museum
    The American Museum of Natural History (Night at the Museum movie filmed here!)
    Museum of Modern Art
    Fun Items:
    NYC Walking Tour Audie Guide
    World Trade Center Site/Financial District
    Central Park
    Chinatown/Little Italy
    Flatiron Building/Madison Square Park

    NOT included:
  • Airfare  (We will book this for you once the group is confirmed. Requires $50 deposit, balance due 60 days prior to departure.)
  •  Meals
  • Tips for drivers, restaurant servers, etc.
  •  Transportation (To/From home airport- grp usually carpools, Subway ticket or cab fare if the grp chooses to use public transportation)
  •  Room service, room calls, mini bar & additional room charges
  •  Personal expenses, shopping, additional tours/sites not included in itinerary
  •  Travel Insurance (If you’d like this, we can book it for you.)
  •  Any other additional expenses not listed or covered in the tour


Space is limited, so sign up SOON!    Click Here to Register for this trip today!



Explore Europe:  Feel the excitement of London & Paris, relax in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, & walk amidst the Ancient ruins of Italy & Greece…stroll the cobblestone streets where old world meets new & be forever changed.   [Read more…]

Up, Up and Away

Napa Valley Balloons: Feel the exhilaration of liftoff in a Hot Air Balloon!
The award winning Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. has been flying hot air balloons over the Napa Valley for over 28 years. They have FAA certified pilots and aircraft, a professional staff and an impeccable safety record with thousands of satisfied adventurers experiencing the pleasure of hot air ballooning with Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. [Read more…]

Napa Valley Vineyards & Wineries

We will visit some of the premier vineyards & wineries the Napa Valley region has to offer.  Here is a sampling: [Read more…]

Napa Valley Dining

Not only will we enjoy the fine wines offered in the Napa Valley region, but we’ll also please our pallets with gourmet meals & exquisite dining.  Here is a sampling: [Read more…]

Napa Valley Accommodations

Enjoy the luxury accommodations of AVIA Napa, a Hyatt Hotel.  This 141-room boutique hotel is located in downtown Napa & provides an excellent location to explore all that the region has to offer.  The hotel is within minutes of many gourmet dining options, galleries, shops & 15 local tasting rooms featuring some of the finest regional wines. [Read more…]