Henry Ford Museum


July 20-21, 2012

 $329.00 per person, double occupancy  $319.00 pp, triple $379.00 , single
$199.00 children ages 2-12

Includes: Motorcoach transportation, one night’s lodging, admissions per itinerary,
(4) meals, services of Imperial escort.

The Henry Ford is a place like no other. It is a place filled with once-in-a-life time experiences. It consist of a Museum, Greenfield Village, the Rouge factory and the Edsel Estate, but these only touch the surface of this experience.

Also are a Model T ride, the world’s largest steam locomotive, the Wright Brothers bicycle shop (where they made their first airplane) Thomas Edison lab, the actual bus that Rosa Parks rode, the limousine JFK was riding in that dark day in ovember,1963, the chair that Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when shot by John Wilkes Booth, Henry Ford’s first home, and the list goes on of the exciting things that you will be seeing.

Coming to the Henry Ford is like stepping into a giant encyclopedia. The Henry Ford is about history, but it’s about the future too!

All the activities of the Henry Ford are included with your tour. You will visit the Museum, tour the Ford F-110 production facility, visit Greenfield Village, and enjoy lunch using your $10.00 meal coupon. You can also visit Noah Webster and Robert Frost homes, George Washington Carver’s cabin, a one room school, and many other historic artifacts. Don’t pass up the opportunity to ride the Carousel or take a tour of the village in a Model T.

 

Another special attraction is “Titanic, The Artifact Exhibition”. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the horrific tragedy, the exhibit is filled with hundreds of genuine relics recovered from the Ship.

You will also visit the Edsel and Eleanor Ford estate. Situated on the shores of Lake Superior, this is a prime example of the eloquence of the rich during this troubled time in history. You will see the scale size Tudor playhouse that Henry Ford gave his granddaughter on her seventh birthday, see some of Edsel Ford’s favorite specially built cars, and marvel at the original antique furnishings of the house.

An eloquent dinner is included while visiting the mansion.

On our return to Indiana, we will make a special dinner stop at the Dutchman Essenhaus Restaurant. The family style dinner features chicken and Swiss steak with all the trimmings, including a delicious dessert.

 Departure: Lafayette Additional pick-ups east may be arranged.

 

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American Girl Tea or Water Tower Place Shopping

Or Water Tower Place Shopping in Chicago

July 20, 2012

 $59.00 per person Tea & Shopping or $39.00 per person Shopping only

 Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, Afternoon Tea at the American Girl Cafe, free time for shopping, and Imperial Escort.

   You are cordially invited to join us for afternoon tea at the American Girl Café located at the famous Water Tower Place in Chicago. The menu offers gourmet cuisine including savory sandwiches and wonderful sweet treats. Of course, dolls are welcome, too, with special Treat Seats just for them! There is much to explore at the American Girl Store. The wonderful stories of American Girl come to life as you discover all the special worlds devoted to each of the characters. In addition to the American Girl Store & Café, you will find over 100 stores at Water Tower Place, including distinctive specialty shops and boutiques. It offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience you simply won’t find anywhere else in the city.

In short, Water Tower Place is the place to shop.

Departure: Lafayette Pickups enroute may be arranged.

 

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Indiana Wine Trail

Tour the Wineries and enjoy the Vineyards, Rolling Hills and Rivertowns of Southeast Indiana

July 18-19, 2012

$199.00 per person double $189.00 per person triple or quad. $259.00 single

(Must be age 21 or older to participate in this tour)

Includes: Roundtrip Motorcoach transportation, Lunch at Ertel Cellars Winery, Wine tasting at 6 Wineries, 1-night at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, $10.00 free casino play, Breakfast & Dinner Buffet at the hotel, hotel taxes, baggage handling and Imperial Escort.

Join us for a relaxing 2-day tour as we visit six of Southeast Indiana’s Wineries. Each winery will provide a unique wine experience.

We’ll overnight at the Beautiful Belterra Casino Resort & Spa.

Ertel Cellars Winery: Tour their state-of-the-art wine making and bottling cellar and learn why the Ohio River Valley is one of the premier wine-growing regions in the United States. Taste four of their wines and if the weather permits, take a stroll through one of the estate vineyards.

Ridge Winery: Taste assorted wine blends while enjoying the views of the river.

Thomas Family Winery: Enjoy a glass of wine as the winemakers talk about the history of wine and winemaking. They’ll give us a hands-on tour of the facility, explain grape growing, fermentation, aging and bottling.

Lanthier Winery: Sample their Cherry Wine Spritzer and other selected wines. Enjoy a stroll in their gardens where creativity and color bloom around every corner.

Madison Vineyards: A tour will be given by the winemaker and vineyard owner. If weather permits, we will begin in the vineyard with a discussion of the grape varieties being grown and the seasonal cycle from the flowering to the harvest. We then move into the winery production area to follow the flow from harvest through fermentation to bottling. We’ll end with wine tasting in the tasting room.

Stream Cliff Farm Winery: This winery is located at Stream Cliff Herb Farm amid the ambience of a Civil War era farm belonging to the family for six generations. Enjoy wine tasting and their beautiful flowers and herbs.

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Indiana Wine Trail

                                                                                                 

 Tour the Wineries and enjoy the Vineyards, Rolling Hills and
Rivertowns of Southeast Indiana

 July 18-19, 2012

$199.00 per person double $189.00 per person triple or quad. $259.00 single

(Must be age 21 or older to participate in this tour)

 Includes: Roundtrip Motorcoach transportation, Lunch at Ertel Cellars Winery, Wine tasting at 6 Wineries, 1-night at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, $10.00 free casino play, Breakfast & Dinner Buffet at the hotel, hotel taxes, baggage handling
and Imperial Escort.

 Join us for a relaxing 2-day tour as we visit six of Southeast Indiana’s Wineries. Each winery will provide a
unique wine experience.

We’ll overnight at the Beautiful Belterra Casino Resort & Spa.

 Ertel Cellars Winery: Tour their state-of-the-art wine making and bottling cellar and learn why the Ohio River Valley is one of the premier wine-growing regions in the United States. Taste four of their wines and if the weather permits, take a stroll through one of the estate vineyards.

Ridge Winery: Taste assorted wine blends while enjoying the views of the river.

Thomas Family Winery: Enjoy a glass of wine as the winemakers talk about the history of wine and winemaking. They’ll give us a hands-on tour of the facility, explain grape growing, fermentation, aging and bottling.

 Lanthier Winery: Sample their Cherry Wine Spritzer and other selected wines. Enjoy a stroll in their gardens where creativity and color bloom around every corner.

Madison Vineyards: A tour will be given by the winemaker and vineyard owner. If weather permits, we will begin in the vineyard with a discussion of the grape varieties being grown and the seasonal cycle from the flowering to the harvest. We then move into the winery production area to follow the flow from harvest through fermentation to bottling. We’ll end with wine tasting in the tasting room.

Stream Cliff Farm Winery: This winery is located at Stream Cliff Herb Farm amid the ambience of a Civil War era farm belonging to the family for six generations. Enjoy wine tasting and their beautiful flowers and herbs.

 

 

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Chicago Botanic Gardens and Gold Pyramid House

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium

July 16, 2012

$59.00 per person

Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, admission per itinerary, and Imperial Escort.

Have you always wondered what it was like behind the scenes at some of Indy’s best known sports venues?
Then join us for the day as we tour the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bankers Life Fieldhouse (formerly Conseco),
and Lucas Oil Stadium.

 We begin at the site of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway*. Visit the Media Center, Victory Podium, Gasoline Alley garage

area and the world-famous “Yard of Bricks” at the start/finish line. Spend some time in the Hall of Fame Museum and enjoy a ride around the 2.5-mile oval in one of the Museum’s comfortable tour buses.

Next stop is a guided tour of Bankers Life Field house*, home to the Indianapolis Pacers. This 750,000 square feet building pays tribute to Indiana’s rich basketball history through its retro-style and traditional Indiana Basketball Fieldhouse design.

We end with a guided tour of Lucas Oil Stadium*, home to the Indianapolis Colts. Our tour includes visits to the playing field, Lucas Oil Plaza, Press Box, as well as numerous other areas not accessible to the general public.

The best way to truly appreciate these exceptional facilities is to see them for yourself!

*Due to circumstances beyond our control, tours at each venue are subject to change.

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Cubs host Arizona

                                                                                                         Cubs host Arizona

July 15th

$89.00 per person

Includes transportation and ticket to the game.

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Springfield Illinois, The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

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Chocolate Trail

Chocolate Trail Along The Old National Road

July 12, 2012

$69.00 per person

Includes: Roundtrip Motorcoach transportation, Lunch, Chocolate treats along the way and an Imperial Escort.

We begin with a stop at the Old National Road Welcome Center & Gift Shop. Next we are off to Warm Glow Candle Outlet to
shop for sweet scented candles, home & garden décor and much more.
Here you receive your first treat, a chocolate scented  votive candle
.   
We’ll make a stop at Webb’s Antique Mall, Indiana’s largest antique store. Then it’s on to J & J Winery for a wonderful
included lunch and tour. Enjoy a glass of chocolate wine and chocolate drops before we depart.

  Spend some time at Historic Depot District to visit the areas various antique, novelty and specialty shops including Coco’s Boutique, The Railroad Store and the Historic Starr-Gennett Gallery.

We visit Maria Mitione’s old-fashioned Italian Market stocked with meats, cheeses, wine and fresh fruits. Before we depart everyone will receive a scoop of Hand-dipped, locally made chocolate ice cream.

Our final stop is Ghyslain Chocolatier & Bistro for a sample of their wonderful gourmet chocolate.

                                               Depart from Lafayette     Pick ups at Lebanon  and Indianapolis  may be arranged

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Rockome Gardens and Amish Country Illinois

Amish Country of Illinois

JULY 2, 2012
$79.00 per person

Explore the Amish way of living in the Arthur, Illinois area.

Visit ROCKOME GARDENS, where beautiful gardens, an Amish museum and handmade quilts

depict the everyday life of the Amish.

Marcella’s Store located on the property, features the history of the Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls.

Enjoy an authentic Amish buffet luncheon, a tour of an Amish home and the Amish

countryside with a step-on-guide .

 

 

 

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