2024 SPRING &
 SUMMER TOURS
118 N. Main Street
Fredericktown, OH 43019

740-694-1673 or
800-533-7146
 


2024 SPRING TOURS



RIVER HOP & “THE GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE” - full with a waiting list
  APRIL 28 - MAY 2 $1400 pp dbl / $1655 single occupancy
Join us for this exclusive tour that culminates with “The Great Steamboat Race”, an iconic 50+ year tradition of the Kentucky Derby Festival, that includes fun, food, bourbon, and riverboat racing.
Day 1:  We begin our adventure by traveling to Newport, KY, where we will overnight at the Aloft Newport on the Levee Hotel, with free time to explore Newport & dinner on your own at nearby restaurants.
Day 2:  Today we board the beautiful “Belle of Cincinnati”, a lovely paddle wheeler. Featuring Victorian decor, The Belle has two enclosed decks and an open-air top deck perfect for sightseeing. The first stop on the Ohio River is the town of Aurora, Indiana, where quaint shops, historic homes, and lovely scenery await.. We then continue our cruise with fun food, crafts, and songs, before navigating through the Markland Lock and Dam. Experience an up-close look at how our inland waterways operate. After dinner in the Belle dining room, we dock at Vevay, IN, and overnight at the lavish Belterra Resort and Spa. Retire for the night or try your luck at the casino. ($10.00 freeplay voucher)
Day 3:  Today more fun and food await as we cruise into the beautiful Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY. We’ll check in at the Hampton Inn before heading out for a dinner and show at the famed Derby Dinner Playhouse. 
Day 4:  Today we tour some of Louisville’s major attractions, with a delicious lunch along the way. Then the much anticipated “grand finale” awaits back at The Belle of Cincinnati, as we race the legendary Belle of Louisville, complete with a bourbon tasting, a delicious meal, and all the “riverboat shenanigans” you can handle as you help cheer us to the finish line!! There is only one rule in a riverboat race: “there are no rules!”
Day 5:  After breakfast (included) we board and travel a short distance to Safesplash, a unique facility dedicated to training the skill of swimming. From basic life saving techniques for infants and adults, to the specialized techniques needed by competitive athletes and Olympians, all with a hometown connection. We complete our journey as we travel back home. Lunch and dinner are on your own today.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, luggage service, admission to listed attractions, and meal gratuities.




SPRING MYSTERY TOUR
MAY 28 - 31   $810 pp double / $1035 single
(2 seats available)
If you are up for an adventure, pack your bags and join us for this wonderful "Mystery" tour, where the fun awaits us! Don't miss out on these hidden gems, sign up early to reserve your seat!
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, admission to all attractions and meal gratuities. 


SUMMER AT THE GRAND HOTEL (lakeview rooms)
JUNE 4 - 7   $988 pp dbl / $1298 single
(full with a waiting list)
Join us as we travel north to the Straits of Mackinac, the short waterways between the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, traversed by the Mackinac Bridge. We will enjoy dinner at Audie’s in Mackinaw City, servicing visitors since the bridge was built. Next we will enjoy the “Gordon Lightfoot Tribute '' replicating songs including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Rainy Day People, Carefree Highway and more. We will ride Shelpler’s Ferry to the Island for shopping, enjoy a carriage tour of the island and a savory buffet dinner at the Grand Hotel, where we will stay in one of the lakeview rooms. Then it’s off to Frankenmuth for dinner and early Christmas shopping at Bronner’s Christmas Shop.
Day 1:  We depart Ohio for a beautiful drive through Michigan to the Upper Peninsula, where we will dine (included) at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City and enjoy a Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert for a nostalgic evening. 
Day 2:  After breakfast (included) at the Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront, we depart St Ignace on Shelpler’s Ferry to Mackinac Island. After a carriage tour of the island, we arrive at the Grand Hotel (lunch on your own) You’ll be fascinated by the historical presentation about the Grand Hotel, before checking into one of the lakeview rooms for the night and enjoying dinner tonight at the hotel (included).
Day 3:   Breakfast is included before a little retail therapy downtown and we continue our tour to Frankenmuth, MI, where we experience the famous German cuisine and music accompaniment for dinner (included) at the Bavarian Inn Lodge Willkommen.
Day 4:  Breakfast is included before we travel a short distance to Bronner’s Christmas Shop for some unique shopping, before continuing our trip back home.
Included:  Escorted transportation, 3-nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, luggage transfers, admission to the attractions, and meal gratuities.

“THE TEMPTATIONS” LIVE
SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA
JUNE 13 - 14  $380.00 pp dbl / $465 single
Get on board as the Temptations take us on a journey through 63 years of music you will remember; and never forget! This inspiring group spans both the 20th and 21st centuries and their music transcends generations. What started in Detroit, with a remarkable combination of soulful voices, began an epic journey that introduced multiple superstars to the world and produced some of the greatest music of our era. Voted one of the “125 Greatest of all Time Artists” by Billboard magazine, #1 R&B/Hip Hop Artists of All Time, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and many more; the group is truly a national treasure. You will be singing and moving to songs like, “Ain't too Proud to Beg”, “My Girl”, “Can’t Get Next to You”, “I Wish it Would Rain” and so many more. 
Don’t miss this incredible music experience!!
Day 1: We begin this exciting trip with travel to Shipshewana, Indiana with lunch on your own enroute and check-in at the beautiful Blue Gate Garden Inn. Time to freshen up for a buffet dinner (included) at the Blue Gate Restaurant, before experiencing the unforgettable performance of “The Temptations”. 
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we enjoy a morning of leisure at the Blue Gate Inn and shopping in downtown Shipshewana. After lunch (on your own) we board for our return trip to Ohio; rest stops enroute. 
Included: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 show, and meal gratuities.

SUMMER IN CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET
FEATURING A SEAL WATCH AND A CAPE COD CANAL CRUISE
  JUNE 16 - 22 $1925 pp dbl / $2350 single occupancy
(10 seats available)
This year we again travel to beautiful Cape Cod, one of our most popular destinations. With nearly 70 miles of sea shore, it is the home of both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. We will visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum, cruise into Chatham Harbor and watch the seals play, view the Chatham Light, tour the JFK Museum & Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and more. You will also have time to search for shells on the sandy beach. 
Day 1: Travel through Ohio and Pennsylvania, where we will stop for the night at the Hampton Inn, Wilkes-Barre, PA, lunch and dinner are on your own. 
Day 2: We continue our journey through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts arriving at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel. Lunch is on your own and dinner is included in Hyannis, this evening.
Day 3:  After breakfast (included) we board for a ferry ride to Nantucket Island where we will experience a guided tour of the island. After the tour we will have time to roam the galleries and shops. You will also enjoy the Nantucket Whaling Museum with its large collection of artifacts, scrimshaw, harpoons, and the centerpiece is the complete skeleton of a 46 foot bull Sperm whale suspended from the ceiling, lunch is on your own. We depart the island around 4:00 pm and arrive at the hotel around 5:15 to relax and enjoy some free time to explore and have dinner (on your own) around the hotel.
Day 4:  Today we meet our local guide and travel to the south side of the Cape to the village of Chatham, for an unforgettable outdoor adventure, A SEAL WATCHING CRUISE. This 1-½ hour cruise features Grey Seals swimming, sunning, and entertaining us. Next we will view the Chatham Light, which has been a lifesaving beacon for sailors throughout the Capes history. The afternoon is filled with history as we tour Hyannis, including the JFK Museum & Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannis Port and a view of the St. Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family. Lunch and dinner today is on your own.
Day 5:  After breakfast (included) we meet our local guide and travel to Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Here we will visit the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a Cranberry Bog, and Cape Cod Bay. Admission is included to the Heritage Museums & Gardens. This beautiful 100 acres of trees, shrub, flowers, and sweeping lawns is also the home of the JK Lilly III Automobile Collection Museum, the American History Museum and the Art Museum, featuring an operating hand-carved Carousel made in 1912. Then some free time for lunch (on your own). The fun continues as we board the Cape Cod Canal Cruise for a 2-hour cruise on the 17 mile long canal that connects Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay. We will cruise under the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges and also the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge which is the second longest lift bridge in the US. Dinner tonight is included at a local restaurant.
Day 6:  Breakfast is included this morning before we board and depart for an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn Wilkes Barre, PA. Leaving Cape Cod with some fond memories, sand in your shoes and shells in your pocket. 
Day 7: After breakfast (included) we continue our journey back home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners, luggage service, admission to listed attractions, and meal gratuities.


THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
AMERICAN MADE; FAREWELL TOUR
SHIPSHEWANA, IN
JUNE 26 - 27 $375  (full with waiting list)
Together for over 50 years, The Oak Ridge Boys are performing their final tour across America. Known for their exceptional quartet sounds, they are one of most popular groups in both Gospel and Country music. They have been recognized with highest honors from the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, the Gospel Music Hall of fame, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. We are sure you will be singing along with them on hits like “Elvira”, “Bobbie Sue”, “American Made”, “Just a Little Talk with Jesus'', “Good Hearted Woman”, “Oom pa pa mow mow” and many more. Join us as we enjoy part of history on this once in a lifetime “Farewell Tour”.
Day 1: We begin this exciting trip to Shipshewana, Indiana with lunch on your own enroute and check-in at the beautiful Blue Gate Garden Inn. Time to freshen up for a buffet dinner (included) at the Blue Gate Restaurant, before experiencing the unforgettable performance of “The Oak Ridge Boys”. 
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we enjoy a morning of leisure at the Blue Gate Inn and shopping in downtown Shipshewana. After lunch (on your own) we board for our return trip to Ohio; rest stops enroute. 
Included: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 show, and meal gratuities.


SUMMER IN GETTYSBURG
GETTYSBURG, PA  (5 seats available)
AUGUST 5 - 8 $860 pp double / $1115 single occupancy
 A true American history buff’s adventure; and a magnificent gourmet journey to experience some of the area's historic restaurants. Come join us for four days of beautiful historic Pennsylvania landmarks and countryside. Our trip includes a visit at the Gettysburg Museum of Civil War History, which boasts having the largest collection of Civil War relics in the world! We will enjoy a guided tour of the location and major events of the three day battle of Gettysburg. Then it’s on to visit Eisenhower farm and learn how it was used during his presidency. Our adventure also includes the Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tour, through the haunted County Courthouse and church, where so many amputations occurred - a spectral undertaker still continues to walk the area. We also visit Shriver House Museum for a heartfelt history of the stories from citizens that experienced the vicious battle. Finally we stop at David Wills House, a large museum and historic home where Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on the famous Gettysburg Address. 
Day 1: Travel to Gettysburg , PA where we stay at the newly remodeled Best Western Hotel. Lunch is on your own enroute. Dinner is included at Hickory Bridge Farms. 
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we board for the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, viewing the largest collection of Civil War relics. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park for a walk back in time, before lunch on your own at the Refreshment Saloon in Military Park. This afternoon we will visit The Eisenhower Farm for a self-guided tour of the beautiful home, grounds and farm. Dinner is included at the Dobbin House before meeting the Ghosts of Gettysburg on a guided walking tour.
Day 3: After breakfast (included) we travel to the Shriver House Museum to learn of the effects the Battle of Gettysburg had on this family and many others in the area. Our next stop is at the home of David Wills, a beautifully restored home and museum in the center of Gettysburg. This home is where Abraham Lincoln finalized his famous Gettysburg Address. After all this historic information, you will have some leisure time shopping in Gettysburg with lunch on your own and a stop at the Historic Round Barn that is family owned and operated for a wide variety of gifts and seasonal decorations that are as beautiful as the craftsmanship behind them! Tonight is a farm to table dinner (included) at the Mansion House 1757 Tavern. 
Day 4: After breakfast (included) we board and spend the day traveling back to Ohio.
Included: Escorted transportation, luggage transfers, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, entry to all attractions, and meal gratuities.

SUMMER IN BRANSON, MISSOURI 
TOP OF THE ROCK & DOGWOOD CANYON
 AUGUST 12 - 17 $1200 pp dbl / $1525 single
(5 seats available)
Get ready for six days of fun, entertainment, and unique adventures , as we travel to Branson, Missouri. We will visit Warm Springs Farms, a beautiful 300 acre ranch and a state-of-the-art breeding and training facility for the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. Want some history? You’ll enjoy our visit to the Titanic Museum, where you’ll see photos, historic information, and artifacts from this famous luxury cruise liner. Then we travel to the College of the Ozarks, for tons of activities, two museums, an old-fashioned grist mill, a fruitcake and jelly kitchen, a stained glass studio, and more. Also included is a visit to Dogwood Canyon, to see the 10,000 acre Ozark wildlife paradise, before experiencing a golf cart ride at Top of The Rock, meals in several great dining locations and most of all, being entertained by some of Branson’s best entertainers. 
Day 1: We begin this impressive trip with a full day of travel from Ohio to the Drury Inn located in St. Peters, Missouri, where we will stay the night. Dinner is at the hotel or surrounding restaurants. 
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we travel a short distance to Warm Springs Ranch for a guided walking tour, where we learn about the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and the beautiful Missouri ranch they occupy. Lunch is included at Maggie's Grill in Boonville, a local favorite. After lunch we travel to check in at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Branson. Dinner tonight (included) is at Paula Dean’s Family Kitchen, a family style dining experience and we’ll also enjoy a spectacular water & fire show in downtown Branson. You will be amazed by the dazzling interplay of water Fountains shooting 120-foot geysers and fire cannons blasting, all choreographed to light and music.
Day 3: Enjoy breakfast (included) and then board for a full day of fun. Our first stop of the day is at the Titanic Museum for a memorable review of the tragic wreckage of this luxury cruise liner. Then, it’s off to the College of the Ozarks for a guided tour of the college and lunch (included) at their state-of-the art restaurant training facility. We return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner (included) at Pasghetti’s, a truly Italian experience. After dinner we will enjoy one of Branson’s most talented entertainers, Clay Cooper. 
Day 4: We start today with breakfast (included) and then it’s off to Top of the Rock, a golf cart tour featuring breathtaking views of this Jack Nicklaus signature course, the Ozark Mountains, and Table Rock Lake. You can also visit the museum and enjoy a buffet lunch (included) on the grounds. After lunch we travel to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park where we can see cascading waterfalls, crystal clear trout streams, bottomless blue-green pools, hand-built bridges and much more. Dinner tonight is at Pickin’ Porch Grill (included) a fun diner located inside the Branson Craft Mall; sure to be a favorite. After dinner we get to enjoy the Duttons Show, international touring and recording artists who perform bluegrass to classical music and everything between. Watch as they perform, using a variety of instruments, singing, dancing, and entertaining. A show you are sure to remember!
Day 5: After breakfast we load our luggage, then enjoy a leisurely morning in downtown Branson. We will then stop at Lambert’s for lunch (on your own) before we travel to the Drury Inn & Suites, O’Fallon, IL. Dinner tonight at the Drury Inn or surrounding restaurants. 
Day 6: Today we travel back to Ohio, with lunch and rest area stops enroute. 
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 
3 lunches, 3 dinners, admission to listed attractions, meal gratuities, and luggage transfers.


“WHEN CALLS THE HEART” - THE MUSICAL
SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA
AUGUST 26 - 27 $320.00 pp double / $395 single
Experience a theatrical celebration of truth, adventure, sacrifice, faith, and above all - love! The musical is brimming with excitement, comedy, and of course, romance! Elizabeth Thatcher is from a very wealthy family in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of a promising teaching career, but deep down inside, she is feeling a bit, “restless.” When her older brother writes she might consider taking a teaching job in the great Canadian west, she decides that this is the break she has been waiting for! Saying goodbye to family and everything she has ever known, she begins the adventure of a lifetime! Mishaps, challenges, and new experiences ensue as the captivating and enchanting music takes you on a journey you will never forget!
Day 1: We begin this exciting trip with travel to Shipshewana, Indiana and check-in at the Blue Gate Garden Inn. We will travel downtown Shipshewana for an Amish buffet dinner before enjoying the presentation of “When calls the Heart” the musical. (included)
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we board for a morning of leisure and shopping in downtown Shipshewana. After lunch (on your own) we return to Ohio; rest stops enroute. 
Included: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 show, and meal gratuities.