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Ringing With Holiday Cheer

September 29, 1996|HANK KOVELL

Southern California-based Corliss Tours is among those who offer a selection of packages for the holidays--Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's--in the United States and Canada. Prices quoted for the following tours are per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy or a third person in the same room, prices are listed in a free catalog available from Corliss. Prices for senior-discounted round-trip air fares, which are not included in the tour price, are shown for each tour from LAX.

All tours are escorted and include lodging, motor-coach transportation at the destination, sightseeing for local attractions, admission fees and some meals. Tour choices include:

* Thanksgiving in San Antonio: six days, departing Nov. 27. The tour includes lodging on San Antonio's famed Riverwalk, a visit to the LBJ Ranch in Austin, an Imax Theatre film screening, and tours of the Texas hill country and the state capitol at Austin. Price: $769; round-trip group air fare, $230.

* Colorado Christmas at the Broadmoor: six days, departing Dec. 21. The tour includes all holiday festivities, sightseeing, tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Cadet Choir performance and five holiday meals, as well as visits to the Cripple Creek mining town, the Rodeo Hall of Fame and the American Cowboy Museum. (Elevations on this tour range from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet.) Price: $925; round-trip air fare, $190.

* A Nashville Country Christmas: six days, departing Dec. 22. Lodging at the famous Opryland Hotel, a Riverboat Show, Nashville sightseeing, four holiday meals and a presentation of "A Christmas Carol" at the Roy Acuff Theatre as well as visits to Opryland Show Park, plantations and a craft fair. Price: $875; round-trip air fare, $260.

* Christmas in New Orleans: six days, departing Dec. 21. The tour includes four holiday meals, a room in a French Quarter hotel, city tour, a visit to the new Aquarium of the Americas, a plantation tour, a carriage ride, a daylong yacht cruise on the Mississippi River with buffet cocktails and dinner on board. $775, round-trip air fare, $280.

For complete tour descriptions, call for a brochure at Corliss Travel; telephone (800) 456-5717.

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