2018 Spring / Summer Tours
HENRY FORD MUSEUM, GREENFIELD VILLAGE & FORD FACTORY TOUR
JULY 12 - 13 $369.00
A 2 day visit to Dearborn, MI and the home of the Henry Ford Museum. Free time to visit the museum and Greenfield Village at your leisure. Take a ride in a Model T, horse drawn carriage or aboard the nation’s oldest steam train. We will also tour the Ford plant and watch the making of the F-150 pick up truck.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, admission to listed attraction, taxes and meal tips
AUGUST 6 - 7 $345.00
Experience the life-size Noah's Ark! The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind theme attraction the whole family will enjoy, located in Williamstown, Kentucky. It is a Christian evangelical and fundamentalist theme park that opened in 2016. The centerpiece of the park is a full-scale model of Noah's Ark as described in the Genesis flood narrative of the Bible. It is 510 feet (155 m) long, 85 feet (26 m) wide, and 51 feet (16 m) high. We will also visit The Creation Museum, the state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot museum brings the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form. Prepare to believe.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 nights lodging, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, admission to listed attractions, and included meal tips.
WEST VIRGINIA TRAINS
AUGUST 15 - 17 $560.00
Enjoy the scenery & nostalgia of “riding the rails” on the steam-powered Cass Scenic Railroad to Old Spruce and ride a vintage diesel passenger train to view the High Falls of Cheat and travel through a 1800 feet tunnel built on an “S” curve.
Day 1: After a beautiful drive thru the West Virginia Mountains, we arrive at Elkins, our home for the next two nights. A plated dinner and a fabulous variety show tonight is included at the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater.
Day 2: A scenic drive takes us to the Cass Railroad Depot, where we’ll have time to visit the Company Store and other Depot attractions. We will be boarding the Cass Scenic Railroad, a steam engine train that will take us to Old Spruce. We will then transfer trains to the Cheat Mountain Salamander Train, a vintage diesel passenger train featuring restored rail cars. A sandwich lunch is included on board the train. The highlight will be a stop at the Old Town of Spruce, followed by a brief stop at Cheat Bridge and the High Falls of Cheat. A buffet dinner at the Railyard Restaurant is followed by the “Greatest Show on Rails” – a 90-minute live production from the Franks Family!
Day 3: This morning, we depart for home with a stop at Lamberts Winery in Weston, WV. The winery is constructed from hand cut stones gathered from various parts of West Virginia, some weighing as much as 3,000 pounds. Enjoy a tour, wine tasting and a wonderful lunch, all included.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, a train ride, 2 shows, luggage, handling, taxes and included meal tips.
MACKINAC ISLAND, FRANKENMUTH & THUNDER BAY, MI
AUGUST 28 - 31 $ 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. Bronner’s Restaurant of Frankenmuth will serve us their famous family style chicken dinner this evening, and lodging will be at the Holiday Inn downtown.
Day 2: This morning we will learn the art of strudel making, 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 included 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 an included 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 handling, taxes and included meal tips.