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.



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:
$649.00 Double Occupancy
$619.00 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.



Boston - Cape Cod - Plymouth

Cape Cod

September 23rd - September 29th, 2018

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per person:
$1729.00 Double Occupancy Only

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

Boston, Cape Cod & More!!


Your Itinerary:

Sunday, September 23rd
Travel to VERONA, NEW YORK.
Arrive at the TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO (Tower rooms) for a one-night stay.
DINNER VOUCHER ($20.00 value) is included for use in any of the resort restaurants at your leisure.


Monday, September 24th
BREAKFAST VOUCHER ($15.00) is included for Emerald or Opals at your hotel.
Depart the resort and travel to MASSACHUSETTS, the “Bay State”. Welcome to the sandy shores of CAPE COD. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy. In the late afternoon, your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at CAPE COD lodging in Hyannis. Unpack for a TWO NIGHT STAY at the HYANNIS HARBOR HOTEL (harbor side rooms). Hyannis Harbor is across Ocean Street. Enjoy a walk along the dock! You will receive a complimentary print by a LOCAL ARTIST just for coming along!
DINNER is included this evening.

Tuesday, September 25th
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel for a full day of Cape Cod touring. You will travel historic ROUTE 6A, the Old King’s Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE VISITOR’S CENTER. Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach “Land’s End” – PROVINCETOWN. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Formerly known as the “Province Lands” the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique. Board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of WHALE WATCHING. You will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018 - continued
For anyone not wishing to go on a whale watch admission is included on a DUNE TOUR. Ride along the shoreline of the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.
DINNER is included this evening prior to returning to your hotel.


Wednesday, September 26th
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Pick up your LOCAL GUIDE at the Hyannis Transportation Center. Travel to America’s Hometown – PLYMOUTH. Home of our Pilgrim Fathers and one of the country’s first settlements, it is well known in the United States for its historical value. A picture stop will be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. A picture stop will also be made at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620. Next, you will travel to BOSTON. Boston is the city where America’s roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history textbook. As you travel through the city on your motor coach, your guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the gold-domed State House and the original site of Cheers. Enjoy free time for shopping and lunch on own at QUINCY MARKET, next to historic Faneuil Hall. In the mid-afternoon, bid farewell to your guide and depart Boston. Travel to your next destination, MAINE. Arrive in the South Portland, Maine area for a TWO NIGHT STAY at the HAMPTON INN.
DINNER is included this evening.


Thursday, September 27th
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel. Your MAINE LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel for a full day of touring. Get acquainted with highlights of the mid-coast region as you travel to Boothbay Harbor, the boating capitol of Maine. Enjoy a scenic, narrated BOOTHBAY HARBOR CRUISE aboard Cap'n Fish's boat. You’ll pass by beautiful vacation homes, lighthouses, small islands as well as a visit with the seals on the ledges. Enjoy some free time to explore Boothbay Harbor’s picturesque waterfront. This resort town has retained the atmosphere of an old New England village. Fishing craft lie alongside wharves that follow the quaint, winding village streets lined with shops and art galleries. Travel a short distance to your luncheon. Don your SOUVENIR LOBSTER HAT for an included TRADITIONAL MAINE LOBSTER LUNCHEON today. (alternate selection is available).
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2018 - continued
Depart and travel back to Portland. Your LOCAL GUIDE will take you on a CITY TOUR of PORTLAND - Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea. You will view Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as you drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. Your tour includes a stop at Portland Head Light. This historic landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America, set in Fort Williams Park with crashing surf, a beach, and an old fort. Arrive back at the hotel. There are restaurants across the street in the Maine mall area for dinner on own this evening.


Friday, September 28th
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Check out and begin your travels toward home. After rest stops and lunch on own, continue to your overnight lodging in the State of New York. Arrive and check into HILTON GARDEN INN in AUBURN, NY.
Dinner is on your own this evening.

Saturday, September 29th
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Travel home with fond memories of your coastal Massachusetts and Maine vacation!



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.

Tour Packages Sponsored by other companies using Blue Lakes Services:



Memphis-New Orleans-Nashville

memphis

September 17th - September 25th, 2018

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Tour Presented by Windmill Tours

Price per person:
$1845.00 Double Occupancy
$1658.00 Triple Occupancy
$1560.00 Quad Occupancy
$2445.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Ruth (Windmill Tours) 231-878-4961
OR
Please email ruth@windmillwoursmi.com for more information.


Web Address:Windmill Tours


Trip Details & Information

Memphis-New Orleans-Nashville


This is a 9 day, 8 night trip with stops in Nashville, New Orleans, and Memphis Tennessee. We'll be stopping at all the major attractions...Itinerary:

Monday, September 17th
Day 1
Travel by motor coach from McBain, MI to Sikeston, MO where we will spend the night. We will have dinner at Lambert's Cafe', which features classic Southern and American fare and "throwed rolls".


Tuesday, September 18th
DAY 2
We will have breakfast at the hotel and then travel to Memphis, Tennessee. A step on guide will give us a tour of the area. Lunch will be at Central BBQ, one of the best barbecue restaurants in Memphis. After lunch we will visit Graceland-Elvis Experience. Dinner will be at BB Kings on Beale Street. BB Kings is the original blues club with live entertainment every night of the week. We will spend the night at the Four Points by Sheraton.


Wednesday, September 19th
DAY 3
Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum. This complex of museums and historic buildings trace the civil rights movement in the U.S. We will travel from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. While we stay in New Orleans we will be spending the nights at the Hotel Provincial. This hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in the heart of the French quarter. Dinner is included at the hotel.


Thursday, September 20th
DAY 4
Breakfast will be at the hotel. We will visit the WWII Museum with lunch included. This museum has a rich collection that will bring history to life. After lunch we will enjoy a City and Cemetery tour. This evening dinner will be on your own and there are a lot of options within walking distance.


Friday, September 21st
DAY 5
We will have breakfast at the hotel before we travel by bus to Laura Plantation. At Laura Plantation we will learn what life was like for creole sugar barons and the slaves that worked in the fields. Lunch is at B&C Seafood, for a taste of authentic cajun food and culture. We will spend the afternoon at Evergreen Plantation which is the most intact plantation complex in the south. Dinner will be a The Court of Two Sisters which is one of the prettiest restaurants with the largest courtyard in the New Orleans.


Saturday, September 22nd
Day 6
We will have breakfast at the hotel before we set out for Nashville, TN. Dinner is included at the Opry Backstage Grill. The Opry Backstage Grill cooks rustic dishes with roots in the Tennessee hills and live country music in a fun and lively atmosphere. Then we are off to the Grand Ole Opry for a country music stage concert. Overnight at the Drury Inn.


Sunday, September 23rd
Day 7
We will have breakfast at the hotel before we enjoy a guided tour of the area. Lunch on your own will be followed by a tour of Studio B, a legendary studio located in Nashville's famous Music Row. We will also visit the country Music Hall of fame and Museum which seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Dinner included at the Wildhorse Saloon. The Wildhorse provides simple southern cuisine with live music.


Monday, September 24th
Day 8
After breakfast at the hotel we are off to the Hermitage. The Hermitage was the home of Andrew Jackson who was an American soldier and seventh President of the United States. We will then travel to Belle Meade Plantation which was a former 4500 acre thoroughbred horse farm. Several outbuildings including the mansion and original homestead still exist. Lunch will be included on site. Before we head to the hotel we will visit the Johnny Cash Museum, which is a world class collection of items that tell the story of Cash's life. We will have a "Kickstart dinner" at the hotel.


Tuesday, September 25th
Day 9
Breakfast will be at the hotel and will be followed by a day of travel home.



To Make a Reservation Call:
Ruth at Windmill Tours 231-878-4961
WHAT'S INCLUDED
This 9 day, 8 night trip includes coffee and rolls the morning of departure, deluxe motor coach, all accommodations and admissions, all breakfasts, four lunches, and seven dinners.
OR
Please email ruth@windmillwoursmi.com for more information.



Branson Missouri

memphis

November 26th - December 1st, 2018

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Tour Presented by Windmill Tours

Price per person:
$999.00 Double Occupancy
$899.00 Triple Occupancy
$859.00 Quad Occupancy
$1250.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Ruth (Windmill Tours) 231-878-4961
OR
Please email ruth@windmillwoursmi.com for more information.


Web Address:Windmill Tours


Trip Details & Information

Branson Missouri


This is a 6 day, 5 night trip. Bus stops in McBain and other locations as needed... Itinerary:

Wednesday, November 26th
Day 1
We will travel to Collinsville, IL the first day with dinner at the Drury Inn.


Thursday, November 27th
DAY 2
We will travel to Lamberts for lunch which features classic Southern and American fare, and "throwed roll". We will then continue to Branson and check into the Radisson Hotel, which is located on the strip. You will have a couple hours to rest and relax, or you are within walking distance of shopping and sights, before we go to dinner at the Outback Steak & Oyster Bar. After dinner we will go to see Sampson at the Sight & Sound Theater.


Friday, November 28th
DAY 3
We will have breakfast at the hotel and then we will be off to see ABBA-Thank You for the Music. This is a modern tribute to the Swedish pop group ABBA that has been thrilling audiences since 2012 and is now running year around in Branson. We will have some free time in the afternoon for lunch on your own and shopping before we head to the Showboat Branson Belle for a dinner curise. You will experience a three course dinner on an authentic paddle wheel boat and sightsee on Table Rock Lake. After dinner we are off to see the Presley's County Jubilee. The Presley's have been entertaining with a mix of country, gospel, bluegrass, and comedy since 1967.


Saturday, November 29th
DAY 4
We will have breakfast at the hotel before we go see Clay Cooper's Ozark Mountain Christmas Celebration. You will be entertained with a high energy show filled with singing, dancing, trick-roping, comedy, and much more. In the afternoon we will see Raiding the County Vault. Talented musicians will perform legendary country music hits featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and many more. Dinner will be at Floretina's Ristorante. Our last show in Branson will be the lovely Hughes Brothers Christmas Show. The Hughes family is the "Worlds Largest Performing Family" and is not to be missed!


Sunday, November 30th
DAY 5
We will depart the hotel and start our return trip. We will arrive in Springfield in the afternoon and will be visiting the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site. This was one of the first sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We will spend the night in Springfield, IL at the Drury Inn with dinner at the inn.


Monday, December 1st
Day 6
We will depart the hotel for home after breakfast. Lunch will be on your own en route.



To Make a Reservation Call:
Ruth at Windmill Tours 231-878-4961
WHAT'S INCLUDED
This is a 6 day, 5 night trip. Bus stops in McBain and other locations as needed.
OR
Please email ruth@windmillwoursmi.com for more information.