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Niagara Falls & 2 Nights at the Grand Hotel

October 18 - October 27

$1899

HIGHLIGHTS:  Warther Museum, Niagara By The Lake, Niagara Falls, Skylon Tower, “Hornblower” Cruise, Village of Frankenmuth,  2 Nights at the Grand Hotel, Buggy Tour & Dinner in Amish Home, Nashville Nightlife & lots more … 18 Meals

PRICE:   $1899, per person, double occupancy

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:  $700

TRAVEL PROTECTION:  HEALTH / CANCELLATION … $137

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $200

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:   SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

 

OCT 18 …     The wonderful sights of Canada await us as we board our motorcoach for a journey across the Carolinas and into the Mountaineer State of West Virginia. Our home tonight is in Beckley with a Welcome Dinner. (D)

OCT 19 …  WARTHER MUSUEM … Leaving the mountains of West Virginia, we cross the Ohio River and enter the rolling hills and farms of Ohio. Lunch is a treat at the Dutch Valley Restaurant with a meal of local foods.  In Dover, we visit the Warther Museum, where Master Carver Ernest Warther presents a display of hand-carved wonders.  Using only his knife, file, and native ingenuity, he has carved the history of steam locomotives, ivory collections of Great Events in American History, and being a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, at the age of 80 carved an 8 foot ebony and ivory replica of the Lincoln Funeral Train.  You will have a chance to stroll through the Swiss-style flower gardens and visit Mrs. Warther’s Button House, a collection of 73,000 buttons arranged in beautiful designs.  Overnight in the Cleveland area.  (B,L)

OCT 20NIAGARA ON THE LAKE … On we travel into western New York, passing Buffalo and crossing the border into Canada. Here a local guide will narrate a tour of the historic and quaint village of Niagara By The Lake. This unique place is often referred to as “The Loveliest Town in Ontario”, once site of an ancient Indian settlement, Onghiara. Later Loyalists coming to upper Canada after the American Revolution established the town. You will have time to explore, perhaps purchase some of the regions famous “Ice Wine”, before continuing to Niagara Falls for a 2 night stay. (B)

OCT 21SKYLON TOWER & HORNBLOWER CRUISE … A local guide will meet us and host a very informative tour of the Falls and surrounding area. We will witness Niagara from different viewpoints, see the Floral Clock, and learn of the rich history of this resort area. A special thrill this afternoon as we board the “Hornblower” for a boat ride right up to the roaring waterfalls. You will have time to explore the village surrounding the Falls, take photos, shop, or try your luck in the casino. Tonight, experience a wonderful dinner atop Skylon Tower, a restaurant perched 775 feet above the base of the Falls.  (B,D)

OCT 22 GERMAN FRANKENMUTH …Traveling west across Ontario, we reach the US Border, clear customs, and continue into Michigan. Our home tonight is in Frankenmuth, a German-style resort village.  We visit America’s most famous Christmas Store …Bronner’s, for a holiday experience in the summertime and enjoy dinner at the Bavarian Restaurant. (B,D)

OCT 23 …  GRAND HOTEL … We drive up through the heart of the state of Michigan, which is shaped like the palm of a hand, we arrive in Mackinaw City to board our jet boat ferry to enticing Mackinac Island.  We will be met by horse drawn carriages and taken to the stately GRAND HOTEL for a 2 night stay.  This luxury hotel, with its 800 foot long covered porch, the longest in the World, is an elegant reminder of times past.  The flowers should be beautiful on the island this time of year. Dinner is in the Grand Dining Room, where you are treated to a truly 5 course gourmet meal, attentive service, and enjoy the lavish ambiance of the surroundings. (B,D)

OCT 24MACKINAC ISLAND TOUR … After a “Grand” breakfast, we are entertained this morning by an interesting carriage tour of this resort island where no automobiles are allowed.  We see the island and all of its beauty on the carriage ride. Time in the village for lunch, and relax in our stately resort before another fancy dinner in the main Dining Room of the Grand Hotel.  (B,D)

OCT 25BUGGY RIDE & AMISH DINNER … Breakfast, and we ferry back to the mainland, and travel south through Michigan and into the back roads of LaGrange County, Indiana, home to the largest Amish community in the state.  Our home for the next is in Shipshewana where we take a Buggy ride to an Amish home for dinner before a musical show at the Blue Gate Theatre with Country Music Recording Artist, TRACY BYRD.    (B,D)

OCT 26NASHVILLE … Breakfast and we continue across Indiana, south past Ft Wayne and Indianapolis, crossing the river at Louisville. We travel through Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee. It has been a grand trip and we celebrate our experience with dinner and a show in “Music City”.  (B,D)

OCT 27 … This morning we head home with lasting memories of this trip to Niagara Falls, the Indiana Amish Country, and the grandeur of the Grand Hotel.  Lunch at Buckner’s in route.  (B,L)

Details

Start:
October 18
End:
October 27
Cost:
$1899