Special Journeys provides chaperoned vacations for individuals who need assistance traveling. Our goal is to provide fun, well-planned and reasonably priced vacations that are staffed with experienced volunteers and tour leaders. We are a local company exclusively serving those states where we can physically pickup and drop-off our travelers (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota).
Our travelers are individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, the elderly, the mentally ill and other individuals with special travel needs. Most travelers are individuals with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Travelers must exhibit good social behavior, have no major medical concerns that would interfere with traveling, be at least 18 years old (unless prior arrangements are made) and display appropriate behavior toward property, themselves and others.
Your Guaranteed Cost Tripô means there are absolutely no hidden costs - your trip includes everything necessary to have a great time including:
- all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant),
- lodging (in your own, regular bed),
- all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city,
- airfare with one checked bag weighing under 50 pounds (for flight trips) for flight trips
- all entertainment, attractions and activities,
- an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups.
- 1:1 staffing is available at an additional cost.
- Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.
Best of all your Special Journey adventure includes the opportunity to have tons of fun, see exciting new places and meet new friends!
New Photo DVDs - All travelers will receive a photo DVD that shows a slideshow of the trip's photos in your DVD player/TV and can also be used to print any trip photos!
The complete listing of 2014 trips and our 2014-2015 tour booklet will be released between the end of February and early March. Our trip list for the remainder of 2014 (subject to change) is:
Elvis Festival in Tupelo, Mississippi June 5 - 11, 2014
The Music of Kentucky starring Louisville
NASCAR in Sparta, KY
WWE Wrestling in Des Moines, IA (subject to change based on WWE event scheduling)
Monster Striped Bass and Trout Fishing in Eureka Springs
Eureka! Let's Go on a Trip! (Shopping, Shows and the Great Passion Play)
Muppets & Puppets on Tour, Featuring Jim Henson's Creations
The Great American Chocolate Tour and Theme Park in Hershey, PA (August 27 - September 1)
Historic Philadelphia (August 27 - September 1)
Nebraska City Apple Orchards (September 11 - 13, 2014)
Fall Ball Spectacular Baseball Trip (September 21 -26, 2014)
Hawaii - The Small Islands
Denver Broncos (Denver, Colorado)
Blackhawk, Colorado Gambling Trip
Iowa State Cyclones Football Trip
New York City - There Is Something About You
Christmas in Branson
Vrolijk Kerstfeest, A Pella Christmas
Many of our exciting 2015 trips will be announced in the upcoming 2014-2015 tour booklet. At this time we can announce that the Movie Madness in Los Angeles trip will occur in early March, 2015