THE TULIPS OF HOLLAND FESTIVAL, MICHIGAN
MAY 10 - 12 $525.00
One of the most beautiful places to travel in the spring is Holland, MI, with its amazing display of tulips. Costumed residents share their Dutch heritage and fields of tulips during the 88th Tulip Time Festival with over 5 million tulips planted around town.
Day 1: With an afternoon arrival at the Hampton Inn, Holland, MI, we will visit the Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Delftware Factory, where we can enjoy the beauty of acres of tulips in bloom. Also, view artisans creating Delftware in the only Delftware Factory in the United States. Tonight’s included dinner is catered by a local church and includes Pot Roast and Chicken among other delicious dishes. After dinner we will travel up and down the streets of Holland’s famous Tulip Lane and enjoy the beautiful colors.
Day 2: Windmill Island is our first stop this morning. Here, we’ll tour DeZwaan, an actual working windmill moved here from the Netherlands. We’ll see Dutch costumes, candle makers, and fudge makers and walk over drawbridges crossing the canals. Lunch is on your own at the Dutch Marketplaats, with over 20 indoor food choices. Sit back and relax in our reserve grandstand seating during the Kinderparade, where you will see over 7,000 school children dressed in Dutch costumes. Wander around the downtown for a little before dinner catered by Alpenrose Restaurant, a legendary favorite, before tonight's entertainment, “The Brett's”, a highly energetic and entertaining family group that you are sure to enjoy.
Day 3: Our last stop is in Saugatuck for a Dune Buggy Ride, an amazing adventure ride through the sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Lunch on own before heading home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners, reserve parade seats, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes & included meal tips
SIGHT & SOUNDS “JONAH”
JUNE 15 - 17 $499.00
Join us as we travel to Lancaster, PA to enjoy “Jonah” performed at the Sight and Sounds Theatre. Watch as this Biblical classic springs to life on stage in a jaw-dropping scale by a world-class cast. A captivating Biblical story, filled with colorful characters and amazing special effects.
Day 1: We will overnight at the newly remodeled Best Western Plus, Inn and Suites, enjoy “Second Chances” dinner show and a buffet dinner at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. You’ll meet the eclectic characters of the Palm Coast Community Church Thrift Shop. If you loved Church Basement Ladies, you’ll adore the new lovable characters of the thrift shop.
Day 2: Enjoy a fun and inspiring presentation reviving the old art of “Chalk Talk” that you’ll have to see to believe! Free time at Kitchen Kettle, a fun place to relax and have lunch on your own. This afternoon, enjoy the Sight & Sounds production of “Jonah”. Dinner is included and will be served family style at The Plain and Fancy Restaurant. Tonight experience is a unique entertainment experience, “The Magic Lantern Show”, the only permanent magic lantern theater in the world. Journey through the Bible’s pages, bringing the Scriptures to life with an emotional narrative, accompanied by music and song that deepens the mood of each story.
Day 3: Today, we will visit the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA enroute home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
SUMMER IN BRANSON, MO
SIGHT & SOUNDS “MOSES”
JUNE 25 - 30 $925.00
Start your summer out right with a visit to Branson, Missouri, nestled in the Ozark Mountains and known for its live entertainment. Action packed and fun filled shows and a great little downtown to explore.
Day 1: Travel to St. Louis area where we will overnight at the Drury Inn in Fenton, MO. Dinner on your own.
Day 2: Our first stop is the College of the Ozarks, “Hard work U”, home to 1400 students who work on campus to pay their tuition. After touring the University, we will enjoy a fabulous lunch at the Keeter Center and visit the “Ralph Foster” museum. It is full of collections and exhibits relating to the Ozarks region. One of its most famous is the Beverly Hillbillies original vehicle. Check into the Radisson in the early evening with dinner and entertainment at the Uptown Café, featuring Gordy and Debbie.
Day 3: This morning we will visit downtown Branson, where you can step back in time at Dick’s 5 & 10, shop or take a free trolley ride around town. Enjoy a local favorite lunch stop, on own, before a behind the scenes look at the Sight and Sound Theatre production. “MOSES” is our afternoon show at Sight and Sounds; imagine being surrounded by waves as the Red Sea is parted! Tonight’s dinner is at the Hughes’ Brothers Theater before the ever popular show “IT”.
Day 4: Doug Gabriel’s #1 Hits Tribute Show” starts our morning. Join his family and cast as they present hits from 35 artists. Lunch included after our morning show and off to the Duttons” high energy show, straight from the NBC series, “America’s Got Talent”. We head back to the hotel for a short break and dinner on your own before the “Shoji Tabuchi” show this evening, a Branson tradition for 25 years.
Day 5: Before starting for home, we will enjoy 1 more show, The Blackwood’s, Morning Show, who have moved to Branson! Lunch is on your own at the famous “Lamberts” café, known for its “throwed rolls”. We will overnight at the Drury Inn in Collinsville, IL.
Day 6: Return to the Buckeye State with memories of a wonderful summer trip.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 7 shows, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes and included meal tips.
MISSOURI STAR QUILT TOUR
“A QUILTERS PARADISE
JULY 17 - 21 $639.00
Attention all Quilters!! Visit the Disneyland of quilting, Missouri Star Quilt Company and leave the driving to us!! Visit a dozen of beautiful specialty shops on Main street with everything you need to quilt on any level.
Day 1: We begin our journey to Hamilton, MO with a little “shop hopping” on the way to our overnight stay in Springfield, IL at the Drury Inn.
Day 2: An afternoon arrival at the Comfort Inn in Chillicothe, MO to check in and begin our spectacular experience at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Tonight we will enjoy dinner, included, and a 2 hour trunk show with YouTube “sewlebrity” Jenny Doane. You will hear Jenny’s personal stories and learn quilting tips and techniques first hand. Afterwards a meet and greet with Jenny, herself, along with autographs and photos.
Day 3: Today we will return to Hamilton, MO to explore 12 uniquely themed quilt shops. Return to the hotel, lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 4: Begin our journey home with an overnight in Indianapolis, IN. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 5: Return home with all of your new sewing and quilting projects, materials, patterns and wonderful ideas and new friends.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 2 hour trunk show with Jenny, taxes and included meal tips.
AN ADVENTURE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
NORTH DAKOTA, MOUNT ST. HELENS, MOUNT RAINIER
YELLOWSTONE, MT RUSHMORE & MORE
JULY 30 - AUGUST 19 $3999.00
We travel west on a brand new adventure to the beautiful scenic Pacific Northwest area, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and much more. We’ll follow the trail of Lewis and Clark and see the heart of Montana, view Seattle from top of the Space Needle, take in a view of the Pacific Ocean and get close to Mount St. Helens, experience a “day on the ranch” and much more.
See our "Big Trip" page for more details
NEW YORK CITY
STATUE OF LIBERTY & WTC MEMORIAL
AUGUST 3 - 6 $885.00
Join us as we depart for the "Big Apple" to experience all the hustle & bustle of this great city that never seems to sleep. Our lodging is in Manhattan at the Wellington Hotel, centrally located close to Times Square, Central Park, the Theatre District, Restaurant Row, and lots of world-class shopping, where we’ll spend 3 nights.
Day 1: Travel to New York with check in at the Wellington Hotel. The evening is on your own to explore NYC ‘s great sights.
Day 2: Today is a free day to explore the city on your own. Take in the sights, see a play, do some shopping and experience New York your way.
Day 3: This morning, depart early for the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Our ferry stops at both places so you'll have the opportunity to visit both symbols of America's rich heritage. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of NYC with a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial and the World Trade Center Museum. More time on your own to explore this wonderful city.
Day 4: We leave the excitement of NYC behind, as we journey home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging in Manhattan, admission to listed attractions, luggage and taxes.
MACKINAC ISLAND, FRANKENMUTH & THUNDER BAY, MI
AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1 $725.00
Mackinac Island is truly a gem of a destination, it’s beauty enhanced by the surrounding waters of Lake Michigan. This trip combines the beauty of Mackinac with visits to Frankenmuth and the Thunder Bay Resort. Highlights include an Island tour by horse-drawn wagon with a luncheon at the world famous Grand Hotel and an authentic, but luxurious Michigan backwoods stay with gourmet dinner prepared on antique wood cook stoves.
Day 1: Following an afternoon arrival in Frankenmuth, we will visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Zehnder’s Restaurant of Frankenmuth will serve us their famous family style chicken dinner this evening, and lodging will also be at Zehners’ Hotel.
Day 2: This morning we will enjoy a city tour, before visiting the quaint little stores in downtown Frankenmuth. We depart for lunch on your own, enroute to Mackinac Island. After lunch, it’s off to St. Ignace, via the Mackinaw Bridge, to board the Starline Ferry for our journey to Mackinac Island. Our overnight stay is at The Murray Hotel, downtown Mackinac, close to shopping or a leisurely stroll down the main street. Dinner is included at the Yankee Rebel.
Day 3: This morning we’ll step aboard a horse-drawn wagon to tour this beautiful Island, followed by lunch at the spectacular Grand Hotel. After lunch, you will have some free time for downtown shopping before we board the ferry and continue on to the Thunder Bay Resort, a popular destination offering the unique opportunity to enjoy the rustic Michigan experience in comfort. While at the resort, we’ll board horse-drawn wagons and make our way through elk country with a narrated tour and viewing the animals as we go. Arriving at the Elk Antler Log Cabin, we’ll be served a five-course, gourmet dinner and wine tasting, prepared on antique wood cook stoves.
Day 4: Morning departure home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, lodging for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 1 luncheon, 3 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes and meal tips.