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March 27, 2019 - IKEA– Enjoy 3 hours of shopping time and then take a break at the cafeteria where you might want to try their famous Swedish meatballs! $35/person (lunch not included in price) Time TBA


May 25, 2019 – Flower Day at the Eastern Market. Leave at 8:30 a.m. return @ 3PM

June 1, 2019 - Palmer Park Art Fair - A Beautiful Fine Art Fair in a Magnificent Setting! Palmer Park is surrounded by some of Detroit's wealthiest neighborhoods. Leave 10am Return 2pm

July 21, 2019 -- The Book Fest-- You'll find a variety of first used and rare books. It'll also feature music, beer, food and much more. Explore a number of vendors selling books, rare musical instruments, vintage board games, unusual items and more Leave10am return 2/3pm

July 11, 2019 – Wyandotte Art Fair- Leave 9:30 to return at 2:30 pm

July 12, 2019 – Lavender Festival– Everyone enjoyed it last year, so we’re doing it again. Leave 10am return 2pm

All Trips Include: Roundtrip motor coach, lunch on your own
No credit cards. Cash, check or money order only. Pick Up Locations: Novi Civic Center, Livonia Ford Field, Madison Heights

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DAY & MULTI DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS 

2019 TRIPS 


February 21, 2019 – Imported from Detroit – Mystery Fine Dining – In our dynamic ever-evolving city of motors and Motown, Detroit is a melting pot of rich heritages. Celebrate the unique culture of Detroit with food inspired by destinations from New Center to Corktown to Poletown, just to name a few. $68/person


March 4, 2019 – Pierogi, Paczki & Hussars – Pre-Lenten Polish tour. See the sights, learn the culture, meet the handsome hussar, and even the dancing girls. $68/person


– High Tea POSTPONED BY VENUE TIL FALL. A five course lunch is included with accompanying traditional tea service. Ladies are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat! Pick up time: 11 a.m., Drop of time: 1 p.m. First come first served! $62/person


April 8-9 – The Shrine of Christ’s Passion- April 8-9 – The Shrine of Christ’s Passion - Visit the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, Indiana, Carmelite Monastery of Muenster, Church of the Sacred Icon and other stops along the way. Includes one night lodging and some meals. $250/person Final payment due March 22.  Deposit of $50 reserves your spot-send ASAP.


April 10 -- Vera Bradley -- It's official . Our shopping slot is at 2:30 pm for the first day of the Vera Bradley Annual Sale. Our event code is EXPO410G. All festivities take place prior to the shopping. $85 p.person​.   Seats are filling up. Still some available.


April 18, 2019 – French Countryside Dinner – Mystery Fine Dining Embark on a tour of French history place, culture, and cuisine. Join us deep in the French countryside where food forms a connection - between the people at the table, between the generations who have passed down a recipe, between the terroir, the meal that has sprung from it, and the history that continues to live on the plate. Meet us in our French focused lounge featuring cocktails, beer, and wine while delighting on complimentary hors oeuvres. Enjoy an evening of the sights and sounds of France. Bring your best beret or costume for a prize. $68/person Reservations due by Feb. 28. $68/person


May 10 - Tulip Time in Holland MI-- Always so much to see and do. Includes visiting a group of clog dancers, Windmill Farms where there are fields of endless tulips.  Be a part of the tastes, sights, sounds, and crafts of 19th Century Holland at the 2017 Dutch Marktplaats. Enjoy stage events including Dutch Dance performances, wooden shoe carving demonstrations.  $90/person


May 23, 2019 – Gold, Diamonds & DuMouchelle’s Experience the shops similar to the ones from the TV Shows “Pawn Stars” and “Antiques Roadshow” as well as a very high end, suburban pawn shops. Always fun. Everyone says, I'm not going to buy anything. A cross between museum pieces and top hit gold records. This is where the TV shows are filmed: "Hard-Core Pawn meets The Antiques Road Show". Meet the famous Gold family of the well-known TV series "Pawnstars". We will then tour DuMouchelle's, which has been auctioning fine art since 1927. Lunch will include a talk from Detective Dan on about the ins and outs of the burglary industry and how thieves "fence" stolen merchandise. If you have junk gold, like dental gold from your dentist, bring it for recovery. One person on this tour from last year, spent a couple of thousand on items she knew she wanted. You just never know. In addition to our tour of DuMouchelle’s, we will also experience an auction. You may want to bring a small item for a dealer to look at, maybe price. This is a very different type of tour.$69/person


June 2 –  Daniel O’Donnell Live at Caesars Windsor! The Farewell Tour! Known for his close relationship with his fanbase, and his charismatic and engaging stage presence,O'Donnell's music has been described as a mix of country and Irish folk, and he has sold over ten million records to date. After 26 years of performing, Daniel is leaving the touring circuit. All payments are non-refundable. You must have a passport or enhanced license to take this trip. Please book by February 28, 2019. You will also receive $15 in food or slot play along with a main floor seat for the show. $95 main floor tickets


June 5 – Mystery Trip - Ride along for Step On Bus Tours’ annual Mystery Trip! We can guarantee that this tour will delight you and your friends. Mum’s the word on the location! Here’s a hint: no casinos. Very little walking. Lunch is included! The element of surprise makes this day even more fun. $65/person


June 8 – Bay City -- Enjoy the fabulous art fair, boardwalk and explore the antique and retail shops downtown. Box lunch included. $45/person


June 14-16 – Toronto -- Join us as we visit Toronto the most multi-culturally diverse city on the planet. Over 140 languages are spoken here. It is a vibrant Big Time City abuzz with activity and our local guide will show us the sites, including a majestic Castle known as Castle Loma and the Royal Ontario Museum one of the largest in Canada. There will be many side tours on this trip $579/person

June 20 – Saugatuck -- We’ll experience a Dune Buggy ride for about 45 minutes in an open-air truck. At the top of the dunes, you’ll be able to take some photos and may even see wild turkeys. Also includes a boat ride on the Star of Saugatuck. The final destination point will be at the corner drug store soda fountain where hand creamed sodas. Exit the bus here and enjoy shopping in the fabulous downtown area. There’s lots of fun for all. $95/person


June 27 – Shop & Taste, Bon Appetite! – Shop and taste your way through some of Metro Detroit’s best ethnic markets and delis. Try something new and find a unique market to return to for your next dinner party.  We’ll sample food and eat on the bus as we travel around, so don’t expect a sit down lunch for this one. Bring your own shopping tote and/or cooler. $48/person


July 11 – Belle Isle - Belle Isle Park is an island paradise in the middle of Detroit. Accessible by a bridge at the foot of East Grand Boulevard, this 982-acre island park features a zoo, aquarium, conservatory, Great Lakes museum and more. Original landscaping by the Dean of American landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmstead. There's plenty to do on this exquisite island, especially since the State of Michigan turned it into a State park. Nature Zoo, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. In addition, we'll have a tour of the Detroit waterfront Miliken State Park.  A stop at the Eastern Market and lunch there is included. $70/person


July 14 – Gettysburg & Pittsburgh – Let’s visit Gettysburg National Military Park and take the Battlefield Tour. See the Eisenhower National Historic Site and have dinner at Historic Farnsworth House Inn. Attend the tribute and play: Mr. Lincoln. Then off to Pittsburgh for an extraordinary display of the nation’s top aviary which includes a private lunch and a private tour of the zoo from one of its personal trainers. Then onto the Rivers of Steel Hard Hat tour as we visit the Carrie Blast Furnace Historic Site for a walking tour of this integral remaining piece of the legendary Homestead Steel Works. $899/person


July 17 – Neighborhoods of Detroit – This fun trip includes the lesser known neighborhoods of Detroit, shops and restaurants. We will not go into the more popular areas (which we visit all the time anyway) but take the time to explore the lesser known churches, too. There will be a variety of speakers on our coach. As well, you'll see some of the local art/sculptures. $65/person 


July 25 – Purple Rose Theater – “Welcome to Paradise”, set in the Caribbean, centers around two people, who, despite their age difference, find love and acceptance in each other. With a generation gap (or more) between them, they discover they have more in common with each other than they thought. Also includes a tour of the Jiffy Mix factory in Chelsea. Lunch not included, on your own. $68/person Payment due by May 15, 2019

July 31 – Summer in Amish Country – ENJOY AMISH COUNTRY:  SHIPSHEWANA WITH AN AMISH HERBALISTENJOY Spend 1.5 hours at Shipshewana Flea Market, a private tour from the lady who toured us at Christmas with the Amish, lunch at Das Essen Haus, a stop at E&S Sales, tour of Amish Home, visit a horse farm, learn about Amish medicinal herbs. $85/person-- DEADLINE June 1, 2019


Aug. 6-9 Toronto -- London, Ontario's Tree Trunk Tour, Visit to Casa Loma, Free time at Kensington Market, Guided Toronto City Tour, Distillery District, Royal Ontario Museum, Walking tour of Yorktown, Underground mall shopping, Lodging for Two Nights,* Motorcoach Transportation, Jersey Boys optional evening entertainment . $579 p.person dbl occupancy


August 16-18, 2019 – 50 Years Later, Relive The Age of Aquarius (3 days) 1969 began with The 5th Dimension hit album, “The Age of Aquarius,” on top of the charts. That same year Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. Later, 400 thousand others walked onto a New York Farm for the first, and only, Rock and Roll Music Festival—Woodstock, unprepared for the history they would become a part of. This tour is for all of those who were teenagers during 1969, but especially for everyone who was either too young, or forbidden from attending. It’s time you finally “made it to Woodstock!” Enjoy a Moon Rock Evening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame First come first served. $575/person; double occupancy


​Sept. 10, 2019 – Mad Hatter Mystery Tea Party – A Three-Tiered tray, including: Finger Sandwiches, Cucumber Mint Sandwich, Smoked Salmon Choux, Mini Mushroom Quiche, Egg Salad Sandwich, Crumpet and Scone, served with Homemade Preserves, Basil Lemon Curd, Clotted Cream. Seasonal Pastries. Second location will explain all about how to use tea. Costumes expected, but not necessary. $68/person 


September 22 - 25  – New York – DOWNLOAD THE FLYER your "Big Apple" adventure continues with the NEW National 9/11 Museum, located at the World Trade Center site.  Explore the museum’s collection of diverse materials which include artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects, and memorabilia.  After a break for lunch, you will head to the incredible One World Observatory, a three story observation deck located on floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center.  This stunning structure is the skyscraper that was built between 2006 and 2014 to replace the Twin Towers. Millions of visitors flock to One World Observatory every year to take advantage of the stunning panoramic views it offers. You'll experience 500 years of New York City's history from 1,250 feet above ground, and enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the iconic sights of New York City.  This evening, enjoy a Dinner Party with Entertainment before returning to your hotel.$825/person; double occupanc


October 4-13, 2019 – The Wonders of Spain - Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING. 'The Burial of Count Orgaz' - in the Church of Santo Tomé. We'll also visit the synagogue during our guided walk through Toledo's winding cobblestone lanes. Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moor settlement. Join a local specialist to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville. Multicultural Granada takes center stage as we visit the magnificent pink-hued Alhambra Palace. GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA. Journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings. Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the Sea, to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We meander along the Costa Dorada to beguiling Barcelona $3750/person dble occupancy


December 3-5, 2019 -– Blue Christmas Two Signature Elvis Events- Elvis Blue Christmas Dinner Show - Graceland at Christmas, including a Private Evening Tour. Memphis Barbecue Dinner at Graceland. The evening also includes a buffet dinner in the new Elvis Presley Memphis Complex. It’s a Memphis Barbecue with buffets and tables in set locations. While here you will be able to tour the Presley Motors Automobile Museum where you are surrounded by an awesome collection of hot cars, motorcycles and toys. Plus, the Elvis the Entertainer Career Museum with artifacts: photos, Gold Records, Costumes. You also have time to see the Elvis Discovery Exhibits showcasing the influences, and important things in his life. Two Nights Hotel Accommodations, two hotel breakfasts, two dinners, luggage handling, all taxes and gratuities on these services. & $646/person dble occupancy -


December 29 – January 2, 2020 – New Year in Myrtle Beach - Ring in the New Year's at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Come blow the horns, pop the corks, watch the ball drop. This New Year's Eve celebration has it all – includes two shows, festival of trees with High Tea, New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration, champagne toast, four breakfasts, four dinners. Bring your friends, hop on the bus and kick off the beginning of next year from Myrtle Beach. $995/person dble occupancy


LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020-


February 29 - March 8, 2020 – Cuba by CoachTravel by motorcoach to Charleston, SC, where you will board the Carnival Sunshine for a 5 day cruise. Stop at Freeport, Bahamas then continue on to spend a day in Havanna, Cuba. Trip includes all motorcoach transportation, 3 nights accommodations, three hotel breakfasts, horse drawn carriage ride, dinner in Charleston, Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, VA, 5 day cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, meals and entertainment onboard ship, port charges and taxes, shipboard gratuities, luggage handling.  $1599 dble occupancy; $2389 single. $250 deposit due by June 1, 2019 with Final Payment due December 9, 2019.


April 30 - May 3 - The Kentucky Derby- While there is a horse race at the heart of this spectacle, there are many other intriguing aspects within this Louisville tradition. It is a festival and fashion show, it’s a Parade and a Race, it’s Mint Juleps and Riverboats; it’s about Horses and it’s about time you see it. Bourbon, Barbecue and Country Music Dinner at the Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville. All groups will have a chance to visit our Derby Hat Boutique where you can buy hats and accessories for both Men & Women. Having just the right Derby Hat, with the right accessories is a very important part of the Kentucky Derby Experience, you have to dress for the Win, the Place, and The Show. Bourbon & Chocolate Reception. Enjoy the “Off to the Races Dinner Party.” We have chartered both The Mary M. Miller (replacing the Spirit of Jefferson) and the Belle of Louisville. We encourage you to place a creative bet or two with your travel partners. The 145th Kentucky Derby - Lower Level Seats will be the highlight of your trip. You have a VIP Fast Access Pass to Churchill Downs and 1st floor Grandstand Seats near the Starting Line. $2,080/person dble occupancy 



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