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Here at The Old Farmer's Almanac, we are excited to sponsor affordable travel tours to destinations that inspire wonder, knowledge, and discovery

In 2015, we are planning two big trips:

  1. The Northern Lights
  2. Glorious Gardens 

Read highlights below and click the links to get pricing—and sign up!

The Glorious Garden Tour

June 22–28, 2015

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Not surprisingly, the gardening experts who write The Old Farmer's Almanac and Garden Guide are very excited about this trip! A 7-day, 6-night tour, we start in Philadelphia and end in Albany, traveling in style across three states (PA, DE, NY) to experience more than 10 truly extraordinary and memorable gardens.

Tour highlights include:

  • tours of world-famous Winterthur, Longwood, and Chanticleer gardens
  • lecture at the Garden Conservancy founder’s stunning Stonecrop Gardens
  • tour and dinner at the historic Mohonk Mountain House
  • lunch at and exclusive visit to Fordhook Farm, the gardens of leading seed producer Burpee
  • the inspirational and surprising University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum
  • The New York Botanical Garden, a metropolitan oasis
  • accommodations, two meals per day, luxury charter bus, and more!

Deadline for final payment: May 1, 2015

Click here for Itinerary, Pricing, and Registration! You may also call directly: 845-901-7049.

The Northern Lights
March 17–22, 2015

Join us in Alaska to see the aurora borealis from March 17 to 22, 2015. This 6-day, 5-night adventure promises to be the trip of a lifetime. By night, behold the blazing and magical curtains of light. By day, tour Alaska! Enjoy our video from last year's trip . . .

Our Northern Lights tours are organized by the longtime astronomer editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac, Bob Berman. For over 20 years, Bob has successfully taken thousands of people to both familiar and exotic parts of the world. His easy-going style and sense of humor make travel fun and relaxing.

Tour highlights include:

  • accommodations, most meals
  • luxury bus transport in Alaska
  • Museum of the North, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • World Ice Art Championships
  • dog sledding
  • hot springs pool
  • astronomy lectures
  • photography tutorial
  • train tour of Mount McKinley
  • ​​All of this is only the tip of the iceberg! 

Deadline for final payment: February 13, 2015

Click here for Itinerary, Pricing, and Registration! You may also call directly: 845-901-7049.

Why Book With The Old Farmer's Almanac?

Only The Old Farmer's Almanac can bring you tours that are like stepping into the pages of its trusted and beloved publications!

We keep tours small and personal, amazing and informative—tours that you will remember forever. Accompanied by experts in specific fields, travel to some of the most fascinating places in the world to experience astronomical events such as grand auroral displays, as well as to locations that complement an existing hobby, passion, or profession—or inspire a new one. 

Based on 20 years of experience conducting such tours, we promise safe, comfortable journeys to exceptional destinations.

Tour Testimonials

Here's what our customers had to say about last year's trip to Alaska and the Northern Lights:

“The tour more than met my expectations…all of the add-ons (dog sled ride, sno-cat ride, ice carving championship) were wonderful . . .and I love museums.”

“This was a wonderful tour and more than met our expectations. I look forward to further opportunities to travel with this company. Meeting several people from all over the country and different background was wonderful. I think we had a good group and it was the right size.”

“I totally enjoyed this trip. And it was especially nice meeting the staff of the OFA. They were all so friendly and gracious.”

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Let me know 2016 dates & cos

By Sally B on February 18

Let me know 2016 dates & cos

My husband and I have been

By Jessie v

My husband and I have been wantin to go to Alaska, I will definitely keep you guys in mind when we are ready for the journey.

I would love to go

By bonita gray

I would love to go

Awesome. Northern Lights on

By georgewilson

Awesome. Northern Lights on my bucket list.

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