**DEPARTURE LOCATIONS: All trips generally depart from Madison Heights, Sterling Heights, Novi and Livonia to help accommodate guests from all areas of metro Detroit. Guests are notified up to a week before the tour with location and pick up time for each individual tour. Locations will be combined If there aren't enough at a stated location, **
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DAY & MULTI DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
January 28, 2020 -- Firekeepers – Join us for our annual trip to this great casino. For a fun time let’s finish 2019 off as winners. We will return between 5:30/6:30 pm allowing time to ring in the New Year in your own way. $35 pp. Departure: 9:00 am Lowe's Madison Heights; 9:30 Eddie Edgar Ice Arena, Livonia.
February 21, 2020 – Polish and Proud Downriver Paczki & Pierogi - We'll start the day off right with a tour of a Polish bakery. We will have a docent led tour of a Polish Catholic Church in Wyandotte where we can oooh & aahh over the architectural splendor. Each traveler will receive a blessed candle. There will be a couple of "surprise" stops to delight and amuse. A local corner grocer specializes in Hungarian and Polish smoked and fresh kielbasa, jerky meat sticks, klazka, hudka and pierogi made fresh in the store. They also have deli items and a small supply of groceries. Authentic Hungarian style Kolbasz and many other old school style meats to choose from daily. Expect to learn about the native costumes. Lunch will be bountiful so don't wear tight clothing $68/person Departs from Lowe's at 12 Mile & John R Madison Heights/Walmart M-59 & Mound or Novi Civic Center/Eddie Edgar Ice Arena, Livonia.
MARCH 13, 2020 DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM at the Michigan Opera Theatre -- Join us for a Dress Rehearsal of the fabulous group the day before they perform at the Michigan Opera Theatre. Celebrating its golden anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Detroit Opera House with a program showcasing 50 years of excellence. Using the language of ballet they celebrate African-American culture and bring new life to the art form Audiences have come to love their thrilling performances the empower and inspire. Afterwards enjoy a hearty Italian lunch at La Dolce Vita’s original Detroit location, which has extraordinary ambiance. Expect other unusual surprises. $115/pp
March 15, 2020 – St. Patrick’s Day – Parade Included. $75/person
April 15, 2020 – Vera Bradley – First day of show 11:00 am. Find great prices on great products at this once a year event. Lunch is included. This trip always sells out fast so get your registration in early. $90/person
April 17 – Bingo Mania in Sarnia -- Spend a fun day playing BINGO! Includes 2 dabbing pad strips, 5 tab tix, vouchers and more. Bingo sessions at 11am and 1pm. Buffet included. $45 pp
April 21 Kiss Me I'm Russian-- Look forward to lunch. Paprikash -- Shredded chicken stew with sweet bell peppers, paprika, and onions in a white-wine cream sauce, served over egg noodles. Or Russian Placek (potato pancake) with sour cream, red caviar, and dill and other specialties taste delicious. Of course, there's a stop at a Russian Market. Visit an absolutely stunning Russian Orthodox Church with our very knowledgeable docent. Listen to a wonderful short talk about Russian today and a stop at the Bookstore. Not in Detroit. $68/person
April 30 - May 3, 2020 -- Parade of Nations -- NORFOLK, VA.-- We have ocean view rooms. The largest spectacle of music and might in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more. Each year’s Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism, and new sights and sounds to amaze you. and will feature over 1,000 performers from eight different countries--don't blink or you might miss something.
• Rt. Motorcoach Transportation
• 3 Nights Deluxe Accommodations in Virginia Area
• 3 Great Breakfasts at your Hotel
• 3 Sumptuous Dinners including “The Spirit of Norfolk” Dinner
Cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance, play games, and catch spectacular views of the mighty ships and submarines of the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet from our skyline deck.
• A Night of Country Line Dancing
• Reserved Seating at the famed INTERNATIONAL TATTOO SHOW THE LARGEST SPECTACLE OF MUSIC, AND MIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES, THE VIRGINIA RESERVED SEATS FOR THE PARADE OF NATIONS
• Norfolk NATO Festival is the longest continuously running Festival in the Hampton Roads region, and the only one of its kind in the United States which honors the NATO Alliance and its member nations. • Guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg • Flag Raising Ceremony
• Guided tour of the amazing NORFOLK NAVAL BASE
• Visit to the Williamsburg Pottery
• Visit to the Flagship Yankee Candle Shop
TATTOO OFFERS AN ASTOUNDING DISPLAY OF INSPIRATION Cost: $940/person • $1190 single occupancy
May 5, 2020 – Cinco de Mayo – Explore Mexico culture and enjoy some Mexican Cuisine. $70/pp
May 7, 2020 – Tulip Festival – Join us on our motorcoach trip to Holland to enjoy the annual Tulip Festival. Lunch Included. $90/pp
May 11 -16 The Ark Encounter and much more will make a bus tour to the Cincinnati area a smash hit. Rose to show & tells the secrets of Cincy. On this Ark Encounter bus trip, your group will go inside a life-size recreation of Noah's Ark, built to the specifications in the Bible! See jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark and experience pages of the Bible like never before. This bus tour also takes your group to the Creation Museum - prepare to believe as you are inspired by state-of-the-art exhibits and stunning gardens. Experience a variety of sea life at the amazing Newport Aquarium, including over two-hundred feet of tunnels through stunning underwater exhibits. Finally, enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Ohio River, to make this bus trip to The Ark Encounter and Cincinnati complete! $665
May 19 -- Mystery Trip -- $75 pp ---This is really cool. I’m the 1st to do these locations. Happy Dance
June 4, BAY CITY AND PINCONNING- Cozied near Pure Michigan's eastern shoreline with easy access to the Saginaw Bay and the deep, blue waters of Lake Huron, you'll find this whimsical, waterfront city with lots of fun things to see and do. Enjoy the quaint shopping and marketplace, a cruise on the Saginaw River and a hearty lunch. Departing from Bay City, Michigan, the Princess Cruise Boat offers a narrated tour of the river and historical tales. Then there's Pinconning. Who doesn't love cheese, smoked fish and much more? Excellent variety of cheeses. The whitefish spread is worth the trip there itself. $85 pp
JUNE 7 -- BOAT TOUR OF FRENCH D’ TROIT: On the Detroit River, enjoy a historical tour on the Detroit River of the French experience at the Strait of Detroit. Cruising along the Detroit River (the region’s “main street” of the 1700s and 1800s), see and learn about the sites of French presence and history while enjoying a relaxing summer boat ride. The tour commentary will be given in both French and English. Bring family and friends! This adventure is ideal for Francophiles, history buffs, and all lovers of the city at the Strait we affectionately call Detroit. A cash bar will be available to passengers who wish to purchase light beverages, including beer and wine, but no outside food or beverages allowed on board. We will have a French-style picnic lunch on the River front. I expect this trip to sell out fast. I cannot hold seats without payment. REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2020. We are unable to accept any registrations after this date. Maximum 35 people $75 pp
June 8-12, 2020 - Mackinac Island and Sault Sainte Marie - Step back into a quaint lifestyle in a waterfront setting on our group bus tour to Mackinac Island and beautiful Northern Michigan! After arriving by bus and checking into your nearby hotel, your group will travel by ferry boat across the waters to idyllic Mackinac Island, where cars are prohibited and travel is done by horse and carriage. This Mackinac Island vacation package features a horse and carriage tour, and you will also enjoy free time to explore. The next day brings a bus tour to Sault Sainte Marie, MI, and an exciting cruise across Soo Locks. . $585/pp/Dbl occupancy
June 9 -- Blues Brothers-Barvarian Inn -- Enjoy one of the finest Blues Brothers acts around. From their knuckle tattoos, to their signature hat & sunglasses, The Soul Men impersonate Jake and Elwood to perfection. Their family friendly performance is a fast paced, high energy, audience participating routine that includes all of your favorite Blues Brothers songs that will get you moving and dancing. $99 p/person
JUNE 22, 2020 FIREWORKS GALORE-- Enjoy the 62nd Annual Detroit Ford Fireworks this year from the Detroit side with a safe, fun excursion on the Detroit River. Enjoy Diamond Jacks River Tours where we’ll board for a sensational evening of cruising and stellar pyrotechnic displays against historic buildings – the best way to experience the fireworks. There will be ‘Riverfront Dinning’ included, buffet dinner of chicken, hamburgers, beans, potato salad, corn, garden salad, rolls, desert (tax & gratuity included) and 2 drink tickets per person for the beverage of your choice as well as coffee, soft drinks during the entire cruise. The U.S. Coast Guard approved “Diamond Jack” has indoor enclosed seating for dining and an open air covered top deck for viewing. It is restroom equipped. Boarding from Wyandotte docks. This is the best way to see the evening sky show! Cost $159 pp 24 seats remaining
July 23 – 26, 2020 - Buffalo Gardens, Museums- Beautiful Victorian homes. French styled gardens ala Monet. Keystone cop double decker bus tour of downtown Buffalo. Join us at the Buffalo Garden Festival -- a celebration of the greater Buffalo area’s gardens, outstanding Victorian architecture from the turn-of-the-century and fabulous tree-lined neighborhoods. Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in America of private gardens. Each year, more than 400 private gardens are opened to the public. We even stop at museums along the way that offer up a wealth of smiles and fun facts -- 2 local museums enroute and one on the return. $600/pp
June 26 -- HOT AIR BALLOONS GALORE- The skies are filled with a myriad of colorful hot air balloons. Pilots compete for the state championship of hot air ballooning. This annual event always attracts spectators. Weather permitting, the balloons launch en mass. The spectacular, colorful balloons aren’t the only attraction: the event also features sky divers, live entertainment, stunt kite demonstrations, balloon glow, fireworks, a family fun tent, The Landing Zone area for kids, arts festival, and a carnival. Special attractions, entertainment and sales are featured in throughout the city. Lunch included. $75 pp
August 10-18, 2020 - Colorado Garden of the Gods- Embark on a cross country journey to Colorado, to experience and see The Garden of the Gods. • Watch others take flight while visiting the US Air Force Academy. • Visit the Royal George • Traveling over the bridge and experience the air tram. • Visit historic Manitou springs, at the foot of the famous Pikes Peak • Things will get a little steamy, on our guided tour of Colorado Springs. • Learn to train like a gold medalist at the US Olympic Training Center • Enjoy 8 nights of lodging, 4 consecutive in scenic Colorado • Loaded Motor coach ride • 14 meals: including 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners $975 DBL Occupancy
October 2-11, 2020 – Pharaohs of Egypt– $3,499 -- A great deal. This trip is a go! Minimum met. Round trip air transportation from Detroit and internal Egyptian flights. Deluxe Egypt hotel/boat accommodations for 8 nights. 8 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners included. Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day Cairo tour including Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum of Antiquities, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and Nile sightseeing including Aswan, Kom Ombo, Esna, Edfu, and Luxor. In-depth learning on the local economy and social systems. Interactions with locals, such as a visit to a local bakery, tour of Papyrus Institute and a discussion by a renowned Egyptologist. Me & Tour Director (frequently quoted in National Geographic) for the entire length of tour upon arrival in Cairo. $3499 double occupancy (6 airfares, Nile Cruise, all but a couple of meals, entry to all attractions -- the whole enchilada
Dec. 2 -- A BARRY “MERRY” CHRISTMAS-BARVARIAN INN-- Be swept into the spirit of the Christmas season with your favorite carols on stage sung by Barry Manilow impersonator Frank Sternett in the Christmas capital of Frankenmuth. Your hearts will be aglow with traditional songs that your family has enjoyed for generations. “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” so bring the family for a truly wonderful experience to start your holiday season.$70 pp
December 31, 2020 -- Firekeepers-- Join us and get $40 back in comps. Arrive Firekeepers 12:15/30/45 am $35 pperson.
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