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Travel

We welcome ARTA members and guests to join us for trips of a lifetime.  Guests must travel with ARTA members.

Our trips are escorted by an ARTA staff member or agent with the travel agency, when possible. If you see a trip you are interested in taking, please call 501-375-2958 or 1-888-929-0955 to place your name on that list. We need our bookings early as we have no travel budget to hold trips. If the trips are not booked early with a minimum number of travelers, then those trips are pulled from us. We do place trips in the Interlink two times and if there is no activity the trips are replaced.

Detailed itineraries and pricing are available on each of the trips at the ARTA Office and by clicking on the highlighted trip headings below. Deposits are required and are refundable until final payment deadline with trip cancellation waiver plan.

2014 Travel Opportunities

March 1-16 - Australia & New ZealandContact the ARTA office for more information

April 21-26, 2014 – Bus TripCrystal Bridges, Kansas City & Oklahoma City – CANCELLED

May 17-28, 2014 – Alaskan Cruise and Land Tourincludes airfare to Vancouver and from Fairbanks or Anchorage, all transfers, inside passage cruise (on the Coral Princess) with ports in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, departure in Whittier or Seward, land package through Denali to Fairbanks. Deposit $750. To register, call the ARTA office or click here.

June 20-30, 2014 – Bus Trip – Cape Cod, Massachusetts. With nearly 559 miles of unspoiled coastline, Cape Cod is a destination rich in history.  Fifteen different towns, each with its own character and charm are lined with unique shops to browse and restaurants.  We will visit Hyannis Port, summer home of the Kennedys, Provincetown, where the Pilgrims first landed in 1620, Sandwich, Chatham and other towns along the upper, middle and lower cape. A day trip to Nantucket Island, the whaling capital of the world from 1800 to 1840, and a whale watching cruise are just one of the many things being planned for this trip. Learn the history behind the famous Nantucket baskets; see historical lighthouses and watch glass blowers in Sandwich. This trip fills quickly so book early.  This trip includes gratuities, all breakfasts and eight lunches and/or dinners. Deposit $300.  To register, call the ARTA office.

September 7-20, 2014 - Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe -This tour will begin in Berlin (2) with a tour of the city & a side trip to Potsdam. Next you travel to the Golden City of Prague (2) with a tour & time to explore the city. Leaving Prague behind you enter the musical city of Vienna (2) where you will have time to see the sights & relax in the Capital of Austria on your own. Historic Budapest (2) is the next destination, also known as the Queen of the Danube. Then travel to the lively Krakow (2) with old world charm. On the way to Warsaw you will stop at Auschwitz for a guided tour and end the day in Warsaw (2). Day two in Warsaw will include a guided tour of the city & a farewell dinner with our group. For complete itinerary, current pricing & booking form, please contact the ARTA office or click on the highlighted trip title above. (Deposit $250 & Insurance & Cancellation Waiver $270)

October 3-10, 2014 – Canada New England Cruise - includes flight to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and from Boston, Mass.  Aboard the NCL Dawn your ports will include two nights in Quebec City, one night in Sydney, Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor and ending in Boston. Deposit $600. To register, call the ARTA office or click here.

November 29th – December 7, 2014- Christmas on the Danube – After an overnight flight from Little Rock, your tour begins in the ancient town of Wurzburg with a dinner to meet your fellow travelers.You will tour Wurzburg and travel to Rothenburg, the oldest medival walled city in Germany.From there you board the ship at Nuremberg for a six night Danube cruise with stops in Regensburg, Passau, Emmersdorf and Vienna where you will tour the city and its famous landmarks.Each stop will meet you with the Christmas Spirit and Markets to shop in addition to touring the highlights of each city. For complete itinerary, current pricing & booking form, please click on the highlighted trip title above. (Deposit $250 & Insurance & Cancellation Waiver $270)

*ARTA members and guests who have travel vouchers from the canceled Holy Land trip should contact Mike Wilkinson or Kathy Primm, Sue Smith Vacations, 1-800-888-7117 or 501-771-0987 for trips that would qualify for your vouchers.

Please contact our office if you have suggestions for possible trips in the future. We value your input. You can send an email to: Office_arta@att.net.

To view pictures of our Western Mediterranean, Spain, National Parks, Greek, European Tapestry, and Alaskan Cruise & Land Tour, please click on the link below:

http://picasaweb.google.com/stevesingleton501/

To read write ups on trips by our travelers, you can click on the links below.  These will be posted as they are received.

National Parks Article by Taylor Eubanks

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Article by Janice Todd, Carol Bolding, Maribeth Garrison, Martha Williams

Alpine Countries Tour Article by Gloria Nethercutt, Little Rock

Holy Land Tour Article by Michael Rapp