AVAILABLE TOUR PACKAGES

Blue Lakes Charters offers several Tour Bus Packages to multiple cities and locations from Ohio and Michigan areas. Experience single day trips or have fun on a multiple day excursion to your favorite destination on one of our Luxury Motor Coaches. Our packaged tour department can assist you in booking your next complete chartered destination or if you have any suggestions on setting up a tour idea please email Denny Otte at dotte@bluelakes.com


Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Ark

Trip Departs May 14th - May 15th, 2018

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Trip Presented & Escorted By Todd Daggett

Price per Person:
$285.00 Double Occupancy
$345.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Todd Daggett 800-282-4287 EXT# 1409
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1409

OR
Please email todd@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551


Trip Details & Information

Ark Encounter & Creation Museum


Your Itinerary:

Monday, May 14th
7:00 a.m. Board Motorcoach at 12418 Williams Rd. Perrysburg OH 43551
7:30 a.m. Depart for Williamstown, Kentucky
10:00 a.m. Rest Stop 30 minutes
12:30 p.m. Approximate arrival
12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch at the ARK Buffett
1:45-5:00 p.m. Tour the ARK (self-guided tour)
5:00 p.m. Board Motorcoach
5:15 p.m. Leave the ARK and head to dinner
6:15 p.m. Arrive B+B River Boat for a 2½ hour Dinner cruise along the Ohio river enjoying a relaxing evening and dinner with friends and family. Dinner includes salad, Roast Beef or Chicken, dinner roll, soda or water and cheesecake for dessert
9:30 p.m. Boat returns to the dock
10:00 p.m. Arrive at Hotel


Tuesday, May 15th
6:00-8:30 a.m. Enjoy breakfast at hotel at your leisure
9:00 a.m. Board Motorcoach for Petersburg, KY
9:30 a.m. Arrive at the Creation Museum Lunch on your own at Creation Museum there are many options to choose from
2:00 p.m. Board Motorcoach for trip home 30 minute rest stop on way back
7:30 p.m. Approximate arrival back in Perrysburg



To Make a Reservation Call:
Todd at 800-282-4287 EXT#1409 or Local 419-874-4225 EXT#1409

OR
Please email todd@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.



Nashville Music Festival

Nashville

Trip Departs June 7th - June 10th, 2018

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$865.00 Double Occupancy
$795.00 Triple Occupancy
$749.00 Quad Occupancy
$1,098.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny Otte 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551


Trip Details & Information

Country Music Festival 2018


Your Itinerary:

Thursday, June 7th
Let the fun begin as we travel to Nashville, Tennessee. This evening enjoy a Dinner Buffet and Country Music at the local Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater.

Friday, June 8th
Breakfast is included at the hotel. This morning we visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you will have time to explore the incredible array of rare costumes, instruments, historical mementos, country video clips and recorded music. This afternoon, take a stroll along Broadway Street and visit the iconic Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, shop at Ernest Tubbs, enjoy lunch or just stroll the downtown streets enjoying the CMA Fest (formerly “Fan Jam”). This evening you will enjoy dinner* and shopping at the Opry Mills and a performance at the iconic Grand Ole Opry (*dinner not included tonight)

Saturday, June 9th
Breakfast is included at the hotel before we depart for a final day of touring in Nashville. Today you will “Fontanel” an insider’s peak into life of a Country Music Star. This former home and grounds of Barbara Mandrel is sure to be a highlight of your trip. You will have a chance to revisit the CMA Fest downtown with a chance to see one of your favorite stars entertain. Tonight, you'll cruise the Cumberland River and enjoy dinner and stage show aboard the largest showboat in the world the “General Jackson”.

Sunday, June 10th
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Before we depart for home, Arrive approximately 7:30pm


To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225 EXT#1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.



New York City 2018

NewYork

Trip Departs August 3rd - August 6th, 2018

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$689.00 Double Occupancy
$669.00 Triple Occupancy
$635.00 Quad Occupancy
$789.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny Otte 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551


Trip Details & Information

New York City 2018


Your Itinerary:

Friday, August 3rd
6:00 AM Bus departs Adrian Meijer's, 217 US 223, SW corner of lot by old bank
7:00 AM Bus departs Perrysburg, OH, 12418 Williams Rd., park in front of office on grass
7:30 AM Bus departs Fremont Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 3422 SR 53, in front lot by sign near the highway
4:30 PM Arrive the Holiday Day Inn Totowa New Jersey or similar
6:00 PM Shopping and Pizza in Time Square
9:00 PM Bus Departs for the Hotel


Saturday, August 4th
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel
9:30 - AM Depart the hotel for a day of touring in New York City
10:45 - AM Tour Lower Manhattan, 11:00am visit the 911 Memorial Plaza and Museum, and Wall Street
Noon Lunch and shopping at Chelsea Market
2:00 PM Visit the Madame Tussauds world famous Wax Museum at 2:00pm, or shopping time at Macy's & 34th Street
6:30 PM Dinner is included at Bubba Gump’s - (pre-order dinner choice)
9:00 PM Visit the “Top of the Rock”
9:30 PM Bus depart for the hotel


Sunday, August 5th
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel
9:30 AM Bus departs the hotel for a tour of Uptown Manhattan, see Central Park, Lincoln Center, St. John's the Divine Yankee Stadium, if time permits, and the Harlem Market
1:00 PM Visit Chinatown and Little Italy, free time to shop and have lunch on your own.
4:00 PM Depart Chinatown for Rockefeller Plaza & Fifth Ave. (St. Patrick's- Mass 5:30PM)
6:45 PM Dinner at Ben’s Kosher Deli (pre order dinner choice) , after dinner enjoy a ride on the Staten Island Ferry
9:30 PM Bus departs for the hotel.


Monday, August 6th
7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel
8:30 AM Check out of our hotel, pay for any incidental charges before you depart for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We only stop at the Statue of Liberty for a picture and then we spend the rest of the time at Ellis Island.
12:30 PM Depart for home, stops along the way for meals and rest breaks.
10:00 PM Approx. arrival times Fremont 10:15PM, Perrysburg 10:45PM. Arrive Adrian Midnight.

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225 EXT#1402



America's Western Majesty

WesternMajesty

Trip Departs August 9th - August 21st, 2018

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$3,625.00 Double Occupancy
$3,300.00 Triple Occupancy
$4,715.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny Otte 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551


Trip Details & Information

America's Western Majesty 2018


Your Itinerary:

Thursday, August 9th Perrysburg - Madison
Departing Ohio and Michigan this morning enter Illinois following I-80. Continue through Illinois on the way to Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin for our overnight stay. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight. (386mls)
Hampton Inn, Madison, WI


Friday, August 10th Madison - Mitchell
Today you will cross the upper Mississippi River as you reach the Great Plains on your way through Minnesota and finally to South Dakota with rest stops and lunch on your own along the way. Continue on to Mitchell for overnight. Visit the famous Corn Palace, Mitchell's premier tourist attraction. Some 500,000 tourists come from around the nation each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals. Dinner is on your own tonight. (502mls)
Hampton Inn, Mitchell, SD (B)


Saturday, August 11th Mitchell - Mt. Rushmore
Continue west crossing the Missouri River to Badlands National Park for sightseeing where fantasy shapes and colors provide a surreal experience in this unusual park. Stop at world famous Wall Drug with free time to explore and have lunch on your own. This block-long store from 1936 came up with an ingenious marketing campaign. Realizing travelers going through the hot, dusty prairie would be thirsty; they put up signs along the highway offering free ice water. Tours have been stopping here ever since. Arrive in Rapid City to meet your Western Leisure tour director, and check into your hotel. This evening, travel to Mt. Rushmore National Monument for dinner on own. Then join the group for a wonderfully patriotic and inspiring event as you attend the Mt. Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony! (313mls)
BW Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD (B)


Sunday, August 12th Black Hills
This morning, return to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial for a daytime view. There will be time to walk around, photograph, and explore the monument. The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. The ideals of these presidents laid a foundation for our nation as solid as the rock from which their figures are carved. Next make your way to Crazy Horse Monument for sightseeing of the yet unfinished mountain carving and insight into the Lakota culture. The work was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski at the request of Native Americans. Enjoy time to explore the museum, art gallery and to view the world’s largest sculpture. Then take a short drive to Custer State Park and the historic State Game Lodge with free time for lunch on own. After lunch, get up close and personal with the residents of this park as you head out on a Wildlife Jeep Safari to view the buffalo herds and much more. This afternoon, return to Rapid City with some free time to explore the downtown area including the Walk of Presidents, Main Street Square, art galleries shops and restaurants. (86mls)
BW Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD (B)


Monday, August 13th Devils Tower - Cody
Today you are on your way to Buffalo Bill country! Leave South Dakota behind this morning and travel through the prairies of Eastern Wyoming. You will see the mighty stone monolith, Devil's Tower National Monument, our country's first National Monument. Hear stories about the famous battles between the U.S. Army and the legendary Sioux Nation. Next cross the scenic Big Horn Mountains and see beautiful Shell Falls and Shell Canyon before descending into the Big Horn Basin and the Old West town of Cody. This evening join the group for some genuine cowboy food, entertainment and fun. Start off with a tasty chuck-wagon dinner and western entertainment at the Cody Cattle Company. For those who wish to continue their Cowboy experience further into the evening, you the option of attending a real Western Rodeo. You'll overnight in Cody. (417mls)
Comfort Inn, Cody, WY (B,D)


Tuesday, August 14th Cody - Yellowstone
Cody is home to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and this morning you will have time to browse through its amazing displays of old west memorabilia. Included in the collection is the Whitney Art Gallery, the Plains Indian Museum, Winchester Gun exhibit and The William Fredric Cody Wing. See many of the personal belongings of the famous buffalo hunter. Later this morning, we enter the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park, *A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your Yellowstone experience by skirting crystal clear Yellowstone Lake, and then follow the Yellowstone River through Hayden Valley, home of large herds of North American Bison (Buffalo). Arrive at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to see the magnificent 309 foot Lower Falls. After viewing the wonders of Yellowstone, travel to West Yellowstone, Montana for your overnight accommodations. Evening is free to explore on own. (148mls)
Gray Wolf Inn, West Yellowstone, MT (B)


Wednesday, August 15th -Yellowstone
This morning return to Yellowstone National Park for a full day of sightseeing. You will be traveling the upper loop including Norris Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs for a walk through the colorful terraced formations of calcium carbonate, Roosevelt Country, Tower Falls and Dunraven Pass. Your expert guide will help you locate and view a wide variety of wildlife along the way. After an unforgettable day in Yellowstone, return to West Yellowstone with the evening free to explore on your own. There are wonderful shops and restaurants along with museums and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. (126mls)
Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, West Yellowstone, MT (B)


Thursday, August 16th Yellowstone - Grand Teton
Begin your day exploring more of Yellowstone National Park! First stop is the colorful Fountain Paint Pots, with one of the most complete collections of thermal features in the park, before arriving at Yellowstone's famous landmark, Old Faithful. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the geyser's regular display, explore the area and have lunch on own. Depart Yellowstone through the south gate and enter Grand Teton National Park for an afternoon of unsurpassed scenic beauty. Travel through the Tetons and see America's youngest and most rugged mountains piercing the clouds in majestic splendor. Stop for pictures at magnificent Jackson Lake Lodge and other scenic view points along the way. Arrive in the Old West town of Jackson this afternoon. This old cowboy town is now home to hundreds of art galleries, shops, attractions and restaurants but still maintains an old west charm. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant. (151mls)
49’er Inn & Suites, Jackson, WY (B,D)


Friday, August 17th Snake River - Grand Teton
Start the day early as you return to Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River. With this giant mountain range as a backdrop, you will see the wildlife, the flora, and the sheer magnitude of nature. Your river guide will point out wildlife, explain the geology of the area and tell stories about local history and folklore. It will be a morning to remember. Then have lunch on your own. After lunch, travel south along the inner road with picture stops at various scenic view points along the way including Jenny Lake which offers unique photo taking opportunities. In the late afternoon, return to Jackson after an amazing day in the Tetons! The evening is free on own. (Less than 100mls)
49’er Inn & Suites, Jackson, WY (B)


Saturday, August 18th Jackson - Cheyenne
Depart Jackson and travel along the Hoback River through the impressive Wind River Mountains and pass by Garnett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming, towering 13,804 feet above sea level. Soon you will be back in the Prairie Land of South Central Wyoming as you travel along many of the same routes our pioneer forefathers traveled during the Great Western Migration of the 1800s. Tonight your accommodations are in the frontier city of Cheyenne, the capitol of Wyoming. After a short city tour, check into your hotel. Evening free for dinner on own. (432mls)
Little America, Cheyenne, WY (B)


Sunday, August 19th Cheyenne - Lincoln
After an enjoyable breakfast, say a goodbye to your Western Leisure tour director and depart Cheyenne traveling east with a rest stop along the way. Arrive in Kearney, a gateway to the west on the Platte River where the Oregon & Mormon Trails met. Enjoy touring of The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument where we’ll learn of the westward migration history from a historical figure. This afternoon, continue east to Lincoln, your overnight destination. (445mls)
Country Inn & Suites, Lincoln, NE (B)


Monday, August 20th Lincoln - Moline
After breakfast, continue east with rest stops along the way. In the afternoon, arrive in Moline and visit the John Deere Pavilion, the world’s largest agriculture museum, celebrates the past, present, and future of agriculture, as well as the history of the company. The 14,000-square-foot Pavilion is like one you’d see at a fairground, except the walls are made almost entirely of glass. Tonight join the group for a farewell dinner cruise on the Mississippi. (358 miles)
*Mississippi dinner cruise is based on availability and requires a minimum of 30 pax.
Radisson On John Deere Commons, Moline, IL (B,D)


Tuesday, August 21st HOME!
Today enjoy a final day on the road as you travel home with rest stops along the way. Arrive back in Adrian at 4:30pm, Perrysburg at 5:30pm (382mls)


(B)
To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225 EXT#1402



Washington D.C. & Gettysburg 2018

WashingtonDC

September 7th - September 10th, 2018

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$689.00 Double Occupancy
$649.00 Triple Occupancy
$590.00 Quad Occupancy
$799.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny Otte 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551


Trip Details & Information

Washington D.C. & Gettysburg 2018


Your Itinerary:

Friday, September 7th
Bus Departs the Perrysburg’s Office at 12418 Williams Rd at 6:30 AM
Meal and rest stops along the way. This afternoon we visit Gettysburg National Military Park. We will tour the Battlefield and visit the Cyclorama. Dinner included tonight at the Mountain Gate Buffet. Tonight we check in to our hotel for the next three nights at the Holiday Inn Express Largo, MD 301 636-6090.

Saturday, September 8th
This morning you will have time to explore the world-renowned Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. Some of the more famous exhibitions include the Hope Diamond, gowns of the First Ladies, Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the command module from Apollo 11.or you might opt to explore on your own a museum of your choice. This afternoon we will visit Lafayette Park and a firsthand view of the White House, Jefferson, FDR and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials. 6 :15pm Dinner is included at the Royal Restaurant in Alexandria, VA. Following dinner we will stop by the U.S. Air force Memorial for a night time view of our nation’s capital. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Sunday, September 9th
This morning a step on guide will join, as you see history in the making on your panoramic tour of our nation’s capital to include Embassy Row, the National Cathedral and White House Visitor’s Center. Your tour will also include a visit to the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. An extension of the Capitol itself, the Visitor Center welcomes you to the seat of American Government in a facility neatly hidden underground next to the Capitol itself. Lunch is on your own. After lunch we will visit the following memorials, Vietnam. 6:00pm Dinner is included tonight, followed by a visit to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, September 10th
Start the day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery - the final resting place of many of our national heroes. You will enjoy a narrated tour mobile ride that will make stops throughout the cemetery. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a stop at the United States Marine Corp Memorial. A Lunch and rest stops will be made on our way home. Approximate arrival back in Toledo at approximately 10:30pm.


To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225 EXT#1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.