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Niagara Falls & 2 Nights at the Grand Hotel

October 15 - October 24

HIGHLIGHTS:  Warther Museum, Niagara Falls, Skylon Tower, “Hornblower” Cruise, Village of Frankenmuth,  2 Nights at the Grand Hotel, Dinner & Show at the Blue Gate,  & lots more … 17 Meals

PRICE:   $1989, per person, double occupancy





OCT 15 …Wonderful sights await us as we board our motorcoach for a journey across Georgia and Tennessee into Nashville.  Dinner in our hotel with an optional Grand Ole Opry ($60)  (D)

OCT 16AMISH DINNER & SHOW… Breakfast, and we travel north through Kentucky, and cross the Ohio River. Our trail leads into the back roads of LaGrange County, Indiana, home to the largest Amish community in the state.  We are here for the evening in Shipshewana where we enjoy a dinner before a musical show at the Blue Gate Theatre.    (B,D)

OCT 17 …  GRAND HOTEL … We drive up through the heart of the state of Michigan, which is shaped like the palm of a hand, and 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. 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 18MACKINAC ISLAND TOUR … After a “Grand” breakfast, we are entertained this morning by an interesting tour of this resort island where no automobiles are allowed.  We see the island in all of its beauty during the carriage ride. Time in the village for lunch, and a chance to relax in our stately resort before another fancy dinner in the main Dining Room of the Grand Hotel.  (B,D)

OCT 19 GERMAN FRANKENMUTH …After a delicious breakfast, we must say goodbye to our friends at the Grand. Our group ferries back to the mainland and travels to Frankenmuth, a German-style resort village in Michigan.  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 20NIAGARA FALLS … Crossing the border into Canada, our motorcoach takes us across the farmlands of Ontario into the Niagara area. Arriving in mid-afternoon, you should have time to witness the falls for the first time. Our group will be here for 2 nights. (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 …  WARTHER MUSEUM … Clearing Customs, we arrive back in the USA and cross western New York into the rolling hills and farms of Ohio.  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 Ohio Amish country with a special local Dinner.  (B,D)

OCT 23 … WEST VIRGINIA … The “Mountaineer State” greets us as we wind our way through the mountains in route to our last night together and our Farewell Dinner and show at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre.  (B,D)

OCT 24 … 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)


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