**DEPARTURE LOCATIONS: All trips generally depart from Madison Heights, Novi and Livonia to help accommodate guests from all
areas of metro Detroit. Guests are notified a week before the
tour with location and pick up time for each individual tour.**
A Note From Rose
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel multiple tours lately due to lack of participation. We would like to run as many tours as possible. Therefore, please register for your trips in a timely manner!
Thank you and happy travels!
2017 TRIPS & TOURS!
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TIME TO THINK @ February 23-March 4, 2018 - San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico- This is a 10 day, 9 night tour of all of the history, culture, and natural beauty of the Texas shoreline! Enjoy our luxury Motorcoach as we take you down to San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Padre Island. Includes stops at tourist destinations in Memphis, Little Rock, and Dallas! Just $800
September 5, 2017 - Dow House and Garden Tour - "Gardens never end and buildings never begin" is how Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own home and studio located in Midland, Michigan exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaved structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the home and studio continues to engage the imagination and elicit emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of mid-Twentieth century modern architecture. Lunch is included. $65/person
September 6, 2017 - Quilts, Quakers & Questors -This tour changes every time I run it. We'll still see the Underground Railroad House this hid the fugitives and various monuments. However, this time, we'll learn more about the archaeological dig and why the freed slaves evacuated the area. Such an interesting step into history. Did you know that the events that precipitated the Civil War actually started in Michigan? Learn more. It's quite a sobering experience presented in a most enjoyable manner. $80/person
September 7, 2017 - The North American Indian – For 30 years, beginning in 1906, Curtis traveled the United States, photographing portraits, landscapes and the daily lives of 80 Native American tribes, images that were collated in a 20-volume history and 723 photogravure prints. All will be on view, along with his recordings of Native American music and artifacts, and objects from his life. Unique opportunity to see entire collection of all 723 photos, including 20 bound volumes of pictures, an original film of native music, historic objects and cultural artifacts, speaker, lunch and more. $75/person
September 19, 2017 - Art Prize - Changes every year. New artists. Different venues.$85/person
September 22, 2017 - Gold, Diamonds and Pawnshops – A fun day trip to satisfy everyone’s curiosity about how to sell and buy coins, jewelry and antiquities via untraditional methods of coin, pawn and antique auction houses. Experience the shops from the TV Shows “Pawn Stars” and “Antique Roadshow” as well as an additional very high-end, suburban pawn shop. $65/person
September 29, 2017 - The Michigan Renaissance Festival -The Renaissance fair, an interactive outdoor event that focuses on recreating the look and feel of a fictional English village called Hollygrove during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in the latter half of the 16th Century. A large number of patrons also regularly attend the festival in costume further fleshing out the streets with nobles, pirates, Vikings, wizards, rogues, wenches, and an assortment of fantasy characters. The festival also includes many nationally known Renaissance festival stage acts, juggling shows, sword fighting shows, lane acts, a two-hour feast performed twice daily, three full contact joust shows performed daily. $75/person
October 2-11, 2017 - Splendors of South Africa - $3,400 per person SOLD OUT
TRIP OF A LIFETIME! EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA'S BIG 5 ANIMALS AT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
October 13, 2017 - Friday the 13th Historic Cemetery Walk -- Join us as we celebrate the haunting traditions of times past! Your evening starts in an historic home where you'll experience the peculiar customs of Victorian mourning as you view an authentic 19th-century funeral in the parlor. We'll hop aboard the jalopy for a trip to the Cemetery where a guided walking tour will introduce to you to some interesting citizens of the past 150 years. Candle glow & jack-o-lanterns light your way through one of the oldest cemeteries in Michigan. After your adventure, enjoy light refreshments and learn about Victorian Seances and Spiritualism. Enjoy a charming Edwardian Halloween party. Registrations must be in our office by August 29. Limited to 32 people. 7 spots left! Mum's the word on the location. Not Detroit. $78/person
October 16, 2017 - Fall Color Tour – Cider, donuts, tunnels of trees in magnificent fall colors! Everything that you would expect of a glorious Michigan autumn. $68/person
October 26, 2017 - Go to Hell! – Visit Spicer Orchards, on the bus talk by a Master Gardener and of course lunch. And you know me-a couple more stops to tickle your fancy. $65/person
November 2, 2017 - Mystery Day Trip - Mum's the word. Here's a clue: no casinos. Very little walking. Meal included. $65/person
November 19, 2017 - Kirking of the Tartans -Enjoy this Scottish tradition right here in Detroit. Visit a beautiful mystery church on a bright Sunday morning where we will witness one of the oldest practices in Scotland. Lunch is included. $65/person
NEW DATE: November 29, 2017- Christmas with the Amish -Visiting with the Amish in Southwestern Michigan and Indiana. Experience an "old-fashioned" Christmas - Amish style! Join a private family by invitation only. Enjoy a mouthwatering home-cooked Amish meal in a home with oil lamps and demonstrations. See horse-and-buggies on the road en route to their various destinations. Be prepared to purchase bread, jams, and much more! $85/person
December 2, 2017 - Midland Home Tour -Are you interested in architecture and history? Visit homes in one of the most beautiful suburban areas and learn more about each stop's specific history and gilded creation. $70/person
December 7, 2017 - Detroit's Holiday Lights - We'll start with a filling meal along the way in order for the sky to darken. Then we'll take in the Christmas Lights in metro Detroit – we'll see blue lit trees, nativities, amazing displays on buildings, a holiday lobby and plenty of other places designed to delight. Naturally, we'll make a couple of shopping stops in very unusual stores. $65/person
December 9, 2017 - Historic Detroit Home Tour - We are the only tour group this is offered to! Visit between 5 and 10 homes. You must remove your shoes at each historic stop. Docents will guide you through each house. Enjoy these exclusive and beautiful homes! $75/person
December 15, 2017 - Festive Churches of Detroit- See the "best-dressed" churches in their holiday glow. New stops added this year! $75/person
December 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve at Firekeepers- Come and join us to celebrate the best New Year's Eve daytime party ever! Great opportunity to test your luck. One winner will be selected every 15 minutes from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to receive $1,700 in Red Hot Credits! $33/person
See our tours for 2018!
January 19, 2018 – Nooks and Crannies of Detroit - Get an inside look at some of the most prestigious and mind-boggling institutions in Detroit! One guaranteed location is the Detroit Opera House. The rest is a secret! Lunch at Andiamo’s included. $70/person
February 14, 2018 – Valentines Victorian Tea Party - Attend an authentic Victorian tea party and learn the ins and outs of 19th-century table manners. Includes lunch. $65/person
February 16, 2018 - Pączkis, Pierogis, and Polkas - Visit Polish churches, the Polish Art Center, and bakeries. See an egg painting demo and see many products imported from Poland. Expect to learn about the native costumes. Lunch will be bountiful so don't wear tight clothing. There will even be a Polka lesson! This is a great way to explore fascinating places by your charming Polska guide Rose. There will be plenty of stops for shopping. Additional docents will add to our understanding of this amazing culture. Lunch is included. New this year: the dancing Hussars! $70/person
February 23-March 4, 2018 - San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico - This is a 10 day, 9 night tour of all of the history, culture, and natural beauty of the Texas shoreline! Enjoy our luxury Motorcoach as we take you down to San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Padre Island. Includes stops at tourist destinations in Memphis, Little Rock, and Dallas! Our itinerary includes:
Over a week of fun for only $800! Includes 9 breakfasts and 7 dinners.
*Note: If you pay for this trip using a credit card and you have to cancel the card for any reason, you will be charged a $35 handling fee.
March 22, 2018 - Designer's Tour - Take a DIY and design tour of some of the best workshops of the Grand Rapids area, as well as a tour of Steel Case and a viewing 16th-century Jacobian furniture! Perfect for home and office designers. $70/person
April 11, 2018 - Vera Bradley Annual Sale - FIRST DAY: 11:00 AM SHOPPING TIME Join us as we travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana to attend Vera Bradley's Annual Sale! Get the best deals on all products. We reserved 2 buses, half of which are already sold out! Put down your $20 nonrefundable deposit to reserve a space today. $85/person
July 18, 2018 - Saugatuck - In Saugatuck, you can stroll along the boardwalk admiring the boats and explore the dockside shops. We’ll experience a Dune Buggy ride for about 45 minutes in an open air truck. Your guide stops along the way and tells you fun 7 interesting facts about the area. At the top of the dunes, you’ll be able to take some photos and may even see wild turkeys. The final destination point will be at the corner drug store soda fountain where hand-creamed sodas and malted shakes have been a specialty for 86 years! Exit the bus here and enjoy shopping in the fabulous downtown area. There’s lots of fun for all. $95/person
July 20, 2018 - Quilts, Quakers & Questors - History buffs will have the opportunity to get an inside look at Michigan’s role in the Civil War and its celebrated contributions to the Underground Railroad. Did you know that abolitionist Sojourner Truth’s final resting place is located in southwest Michigan? See monuments dedicated to Truth’s life and the lives of other abolitionists as well as historical homes connected to the Underground Railroad. The Nathan Turner house in Schoolcraft, a stop on the tour, hid over 1,000 slaves during the Civil War. Travelers will also visit a “vanished” settlement of freedpeople. $75/person