MACKINAC ISLAND & THUNDER BAY RESORT, MI
AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2 $790.00 - Waitlist
Mackinac Island is truly a gem of a destination, its beauty enhanced by the surrounding waters of Lake Michigan. This trip combines the beauty of Mackinac with a visit to 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 early evening arrival in Mt. Pleasant, MI, we will have dinner and wine tasting at Current Mist Winery, along with
Day 2: This morning we will enjoy a rest stop at Cops & Donuts bakery for a mid-morning break. We depart for lunch (on your own), en-route to Mackinac Island. After lunch, it is off to St. Ignace, via the “Mighty Mac” 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 will step aboard a horse-drawn wagon to tour this beautiful Island, followed by lunch at the spectacular Grand Hotel. After lunch, you will have 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 will 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 will be served a five-course, gourmet dinner and wine tasting, prepared on antique wood cook stoves.
Day 4: Morning departure home, lunch and dinner stops on your own, enroute.
Includes: Escorted transportation, lodging for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 1 luncheon, 3 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes, and meal tips.
SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK - AMERICAN SIDE
SEPTEMBER 13 - 15 $380.00
Enjoy a fun-filled trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino within walking distance of Niagara Falls, with plenty of time for gaming and touring the Falls on your own.
Includes: Escorted, transportation, 2 nights lodging at casino hotel, $70.00 casino & $30.00 food vouchers, luggage & taxes. Casino vouchers subject to change - No passport needed.
MOUNTAINS, MUSIC & RAILS, ELKINS WV
CASS & TYGART RAILROAD & GANDY DANCER DINNER THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 15 - 17 $585.00
Enjoy the scenery & nostalgia of “riding the rails” on the steam powered Cass Scenic Railroad up to Whitaker Station, the Tygart Flyer over the Cheat river and a tour of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory are highlights of this tour.
Day 1: After a beautiful drive thru the West Virginia Mountains, we arrive at Elkins and the Holiday Inn Express, our home for two nights. This evening we enjoy dinner (included) at the Railyard Restaurant along with a concert of bluegrass and country.
Day 2: A scenic drive takes us to Cass, WV, with a stop at the Greenbank Radio Observatory and a view of the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. Upon arriving in Cass, we’ll have time to visit the Company Store and other Depot attractions before boarding the train that will take us to the top of Bald Knob mountain. On our way up on this old logging railroad we’ll go through switch backs as our steam locomotive chugs up the steep mountain grade, a box lunch is included. Dinner and a show tonight are included at the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater.
Day 3: This morning, we board the Tygart Flyer, a vintage diesel-powered passenger train. View the beautiful scenery as we travel through a deep canyon and cross the high bridge over the Cheat River before reaching the “High Falls of Cheat”. This ride takes us through some of the most remote and pristine country in the area. Enjoy an included lunch on the train before we depart for home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 train rides, 2 shows, luggage, taxes and included meal tips.
“RAILS & SAILS” OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
SEPTEMBER 22 - 28 - $1525 - Waitlist
peaks that exceed 4,000 feet and has 161 miles cutting thru the White Mountain National Forest.
Travel the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most scenic routes in America, ride the Conway
Scenic Railway and the Café’ Lafayette Dinner Train, visit the Flume Gorge & Franconia Notch
State Park, board the M/S Mount Washington, a first class excursion ship and the Tramway to
the top of Cannon Mountain, dinner at Salem Cross Inn and much more!
Day 1: Overnight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, dinner, breakfast and free play casino
Day 2: We will meet our step on guide and begin our day traveling thru the White Mountains
of New Hampshire, across the Kancamagus Highway to the Conway Scenic Railway for some
of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East, box lunch included. Shopping awaits us in
Littleton, NH before a drive thru Franconia Notch State Park, a gem in the White Mountains
with towering cliffs and 2 mountain lakes. We arrive at the Flume Gorge/Visitors Center, a
Natural granite gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. A short self-guided tour
includes covered bridges, waterfalls, mountain views and wild flowers. Dinner included along
with an American Whiskey Presentation.
Day 3: We begin our day aboard the M/S Mount Washington, a first class 230-foot excursion
ship. Cruise the crystal-clear water of Lake Winnipesaukee located in the beautiful Lakes
Region at the foothills of the White Mountains. Lunch and shopping time, on your own. This
afternoon we tour the Wright Museum, featuring the World War II years with aircraft and tank
exhibits. Escape the ordinary and relive dining on the rails. Enjoy a 5-course meal served in
the Grand European manner, served with music on the Café Lafayette Dinner Train followed
by a dramatic sunset outside your window.
Day 4: Spectacular rugged mountain scenery will be our view from the Tramway to the top of
Cannon Mountain this morning. See the towering peaks of the Franconia and Kinsman
mountain ranges, with views of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Canada! Lunch on your
own in Woodstock before continuing to the “Bay State”, Massachusetts. Dinner is at the historic
Salem Cross Inn. Settle in as a baker prepares your dessert; a deep-dish apple pie, right before
your eyes. Let the “FIREPLACE FEAST” begin! Relax and watch your prime rib roast by
rotating it slowly over a crackling fire.
Day 5: Beginning out travels home, we will stop and tour the Connecticut State Capital in
Hartford. Lunch is on your own before an overnight in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Day 6: Continue on to the “Buckeye State”, lunch and dinner stops on your own.
Tour Includes: Escorted transportation, 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 1 box lunch, 4 dinners,
admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and included meal tips.
SIGHT & SOUNDS "QUEEN ESTHER
OCTOBER 6 - 8 $515 - Waitlist
Experience Sight & Sound’s captivating story of beauty and bravery. “Queen Esther” is the story of an ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. A Farm to Table dinner is included at Mount Hope Winery & Estates. We will enjoy lunch at Casey Jones Restaurant and travel on the Strasburg Railroad, an authentic steam locomotive thru Pennsylvania Dutch Country, dinner is included at Millers Smorgasbord. A local guide will take us on a tour of the Amish country side.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
AUTUMN IN BEREA, KY & BOONE TAVERN
OCTOBER 27 - 28 $345
Experience Berea, KY and all that it has to offer! We will overnight at the Historic Boone Tavern, built in 1909, owned by Berea College and staffed by 50% of its students. We will meet a local guide and tour Berea College, the Log House Craft Gallery, and view craft demonstrations at Old Town Artisan Village with a stop at the Kentucky Artisan Center. Dinner and entertainment are included at Boone Tavern.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner and admission to listed attractions.
TOUR OF MANY COLORS” - PIGEON FORGE, TN
NOVEMBER 15 - 18 $875 - Waitlist
From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows, experience the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration and let us do the driving! We will have a 3 night stay at the Dollywood Dream More Resort and Spa, ranked one of the top hotels in the South, learn more of Dolly Parton and the area she was raise in and stories of “her people”.
Day 1: Travel south with us to warmer weather, check into the Dollywood Dream More Resort with time to explore and have dinner, included.
Day 2: We begin our day at Anakeesta, Gatlinburg’s newest mountain top park. Stroll along the 16 bridge Tree Top Skywalk hanging 50 feet in the air, climb Anavista Tower, the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg and take in 360-degree views of the Smoky Mountains, zipline or ride the single mountain rail coaster (extra cost). Time for shopping therapy and lunch to spend a $20 voucher at your leisure. Dinner is included at the Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Day 3: Have fun and hear heartwarming stories of Dolly and the people of the mountains like her best friend, Judy or Grandpa Jake Owens, the “old time preacher man” while on a tour with a local step on guide. Lunch is included on “The Island” at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Restaurant before an afternoon at Dollywood with heartwarming holiday shows and over 5 million lights!
Day 4: Return to the Buckeye State!
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and included meal tips.
LIGHT UP VIRGINIA BEACH
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 3 $875
We begin our Winter getaway with an overnight in the capitol city of Richmond, VA! This evening dinner is included at the Drury hotel before visiting the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to view the holiday lights and displays. We will tour the state Capitol and enjoy lunch before continuing to Virginia Beach and the Oceanfront Inn for the next 2 nights. Highlights included a taping and tour of the 700 club, a lunch cruise, MacArthur Memorial and a waterside dinner, included, before a drive along the boardwalk of Nautical and holiday lights. Enjoy a tour of the area with a local guide and free time to walk the beach and enjoy warmer weather.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, luggage, taxes and included meal tips.
DANIEL O'DONNELL - CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
BLUE GATE THEATRE - SHIPSHEWANA, IN
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 1, 2021 $255 pp
This new show is a unique production that features Daniel entertaining his audience with a nostalgic trip down memory lane. When the curtain is raised for the second half, the stage is
transformed into a Yuletide setting which will feature Daniel singing many Christmas favorites, including "White Christmas", "Merry Christmas To You", and countless other festive classics from across the decades. (priced based on double occupancy)
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging at the Blue Gate Garden Inn, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
CHRISTMAS AT THE GREENBRIER RESORT
DECEMBER 6 - 8 $525
Stay in 5-star luxury, decorated in holiday splendor, and experience a sumptuous breakfast buffet at this beautiful & historic retreat! Enjoy afternoon tea, historic hotel walking tour (included), or take in one of the many optional activities such as the Bunker Tour, spa, indoor pool, ice skating rink, carriage ride, bowling alley, movie theatre, on-site casino or shopping at their many unique art galleries & shops & much more. Offsite shopping via the Greenbrier shuttle to the Christmas Store or to view the many outdoor Christmas light displays.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging,, 2 Green Brier buffet breakfast, 1 afternoon tea, taxes, tips & resort fees.
****Please note pricing on all overnight tours is per person based on double occupancy