05/05/2018 - 05/13/2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Niagara Falls, Skylon Tower, 'Hornblower" Cruise, Village of Frankenmuth, The Grand Hotel, 2 Nights in Shipshewana, Buggy Tour, Dinner in Amish Home, 2 Shows, Nashville & Grand Ole Opry, & Lots More … 15 Meals.  PASSPORT REQUIRED


MAY 5 …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)

MAY 6 ... NIAGARA FALLS ... The trail across winding mountain roads add to the appreciation of the beauty of West Virginia, as we cross the New River Bridge, the tallest single arch structure in the world. Through Pennsylvania and New York we continue our drive in route to the Canadian border. Once through customs, Niagara Falls is our destination for the next 2 nights. (B)

MAY 7 … SKYLON 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, visit the locks on Welland Canal, and learn of the rich history of this resort area. A special thrill this afternoon is a boat ride on the "Hornblower", taking you right up to the roaring waterfalls. You will have the remainder of your day at leisure 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)

MAY 8 ... 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. Our group has time to visit America’s most famous Christmas Store …Bronner’s, for a holiday experience in the summertime. Dinner at a Bavarian Restaurant. (B,D)

MAY 9 ... 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. 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 tonight 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)

MAY 10 ... MACKINAC ISLAND TOUR ... After a "Grand" breakfast, we are entertained this morning by an interesting carriage tour of this resort where no automobiles are allowed.  We see the island and all of its beauty on the carriage ride.  Later, returning to the mainland, this afternoon we journing into the backroads of LaGrange County, Indiana, home to the largest Amish community in the state.  Our home for the next 2 nights is in Shipshewana where we enjoy dinner in the Blue Gate Restaurant follwed by a Broadway type show called "Half Stitched".   (B,D)

MAY 11 INDIANA AMISH … Breakfast and we meet a local guide for a tour of the area … seeing Amish villages, visiting their local craft and produce markets. In the afternoon we take a BUGGY RIDE to one of the Amish Homes for a special dinner.  Later, its showtime at the Blue Gate Theatre for a wonderful performance with the BALL BROTHERS… blending a mix of musical style into a four-part harmony.   (B,D)

MAY 12 ... GRAND OLE OPRY …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 another show … The legendary Grand Ole Opry.  (B,D)

MAY 13 ...  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.  (B)


PRICE:   $1699





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