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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 Trip™ 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!

Springtime in Branson, Featuring Barry Williams of the Brady Bunch!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 through Saturday, April 11, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,325

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Silver Dollar City - Rides & Shows

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 through Saturday, April 11, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,325

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Wizard of Oz featuring Judy Garland

Thursday, June 11, 2015 through Monday, June 15, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,265

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South Dakota & The Badlands

Monday, June 22, 2015 through Friday, June 26, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,495

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Mall of America, Shopping Extravaganza

Monday, July 06, 2015 through Saturday, July 11, 2015 (6 Days)
$1295

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Minnesota Walleye Fishing, A Guided Tour

Monday, July 06, 2015 through Saturday, July 11, 2015 (6 Days)
$1,490.

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Can't Get Indiana Off My Mind
featuring Indianapolis

Thursday, July 23, 2015 through Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (6 Days)
$1,470

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NASCAR in Indianapolis

Thursday, July 23, 2015 through Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (6 Days)
$1,635

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Iowa Rodeo

Thursday, August 06, 2015 through Saturday, August 08, 2015 (3 Days)
$595

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Mystery Trip

Destination: It's a Mystery!
Saturday, August 29, 2015 through Wednesday, September 02, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,455

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East Coast Baseball - Yankees, Phillies, Orioles, Cubs, Royals

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 through Monday, September 14, 2015 (6 Days)
$2,240

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere featuring Boston

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 through Monday, September 14, 2015 (6 Days)
$2,010

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Mickey & Minnie Spooktacular Halloween Party at Disneyworld

Monday, September 21, 2015 through Saturday, September 26, 2015 (6 Days)
$2,385

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Horseback Adventure

Monday, October 05, 2015 through Saturday, October 10, 2015 (6 Days)
$1,385

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Fall Colors (New England & Nova Scotia) Cruise

Saturday, October 17, 2015 through Monday, October 26, 2015 (10 Days)
$2,495

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Meet the Dukes of Hazzard Cast in Nashville!
Meet Tom Wopat (Bo Duke) and Ben Jones (Cooter)!!!

November, 2015 (6 Days) - (We are currently finalizing the trip dates based on the schedule of these stars.

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All Access Nashville

November, 2015 (6 Days) - Exact dates will be announced shortly.
$1,665

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November Football Weekend

November, 2015 (the dates will be announced once the Dukes of Hazzard trip is scheduled (4 Days)
Price will be announced shortly

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Fun Kansas City Weekend

November, 2015 (the dates for this trip will be announced once the Dukes of Hazzard trip is scheduled (4 Days)
$870

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Christmas in Branson
Featuring Barney Fife & Otis from Mayberry!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 through Saturday, December 05, 2015 (5 Days)
$1,440

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Christmas in Omaha

Thursday, December 10, 2015 through Saturday, December 12, 2015 (3 Days)
$620

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Tentative 2016 Schedule

Las Vegas (February 15 – 19, 2016)
Hey Cowboys and Cowgirls, It's the Wild West Arizona (February 15 – 19, 2016)
Includes the Old Tucson Studios where hundreds of western movies were filmed including  Three Amigos, Bells of St. Mary's and The Young Riders
Disney Cruise (February 27 – March 7, 2016)
Leave winter behind on this sunny Bahamas cruise with your favorite Disney characters.
A San Francisco Treat (March 14 – 19, 2016)
Explore the city by the bay, complete with a trolley ride, tour of Alcatraz and a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge!
Branson Spring Shows (May 9 -13, 2016)
Silver Dollar City Rides & Shows (Blue Grass BBQ Festival) (May 9 – 13)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Ireland) - April 19 – 26, 2016
Travel to the beautiful green hills of Ireland with Special Journeys! NOTE: This trip REQUIRES a passport book..
Taste of Wisconsin April 4 – 9, 2016
Tour a circus museum, see an amazing dinner theater show, taste your way through the Jelly Belly factory and explore Milwaukee!
Twilight Riverboat Cruise May 23 – 27, 2016
Cruise the beautiful Mississippi river on a classic paddlewheel boat and enjoy the scenery.
Discover Galena, IL May 23 – 27, 2016
Baseball Fever (approximately June 6 – 11)
Our 2016 baseball trip will focus on multiple minor league games fitting as much baseball in as possible on one trip.
Ultimate Train Trip (June)
Railroad fans this is your trip! Ride on classic steam engines and enjoy incredible, famous train lines with amazing scenery!
Little House on the Prairie Festival (July)
Laura Ingalls Wilder fans, this is YOUR trip!
South Dakota Panfishing Trip (July)
The Arctic Circle via TV’s famous “Haul Road”
Are you a fan of Alaska TV shows like Ice Road Truckers? Are you looking for amazing scenery? Drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks and then leave the pavement to take the famous “Haul Raod” to Deadhorse, Alaska. Don’t miss the chance to dip your toes into the Artic Ocean on this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Horseback Adventure
Dallas Cowboys
Texas Heehaw
Explore the great state of Texas!
Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, Tennessee
On this Tennessee adventure we will see great country music shows in Pigeon Forge and then tour some of the Great Smokey Mountain area and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Dollywood
Enjoy Dolly Parton’s theme park in the Smokey Mountains. See great shows and attractions and ride thrilling roller coasters.
Christmas in Branson
Christmas in Kansas City
College Football Game
Fall Bahamas Cruise
Cruise the warm and sunny Bahamas on a beautiful Royal Caribbean ship. Stop at island ports of call, enjoy great food and shows while having a fun and relaxing time.




Dream Trips
Personal, Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

To learn about Personal Dream Trips please click here.



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