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**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 a week before the tour with location and pick up time for each individual tour.**
Step On Bus Tours
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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
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a private tour for book lovers scheduled moments after this trip. The day tour will feature jeweled books, historic, private collection, book artists. Together we will determine a date agreeable for all of us. Since this is a very private tour, there will be no promotion for this excursion.
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
November 7, 2019 IKEA -- Enjoy 3.5 hours to shop, browse & eat.
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
2019 DAY & MULTI DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
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 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 24 -- Fireworks on the Detroit River-- Must register by June 10. This trip starts @ 4:30 PM Enjoy the 61st Annual Detroit Ford Fireworks this year. We will be sailing on the Detroit River for the fantastic fireworks display! You will board the bus and have a box lunch, and a slice of apple pie, an Americana goodie bag, and other surprises on the way. We will cross into Canada and board a Canadian Cruise ship. On board we will have Hors d’oeuvres which include imported and domestic cheeses, vegetable crudité with dip, trio dip platter, assorted sushi, mini heirloom tomato tarts, vegetable spring roll, with chili dipping sauce, vegetable samosas with cucumber raita, mini beef kafta with garlic dipping sauce, chicken satays with peanut sauce Must have Passport to board the bus. Maximum of 45 passengers . Send money asap to reserve your spot. First come first served. Rain date is June 25. $110 pperson
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 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 18 – Neighborhoods of Detroit – This fun and very unusual 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 23 – 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. $55 /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 HERBALIST. ENJOY 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
Aug. 14 – Cheeseburger In Caseville Festival – Fun and lots to do. 9am-6pm $45/person
Aug. 24 -- The Weird Homes Tour - Will feature a funky mix of homes -- enter 7 houses. Moderate walking. Pick up starts at 8:30 am. $75 per person. Reservations due June 11. First come first served.
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 19 - 25 – Discover New York Your "Big Apple" adventure continues with the NEW National 9/11 Museum, located at the World Trade Center site. See Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. 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 occupancy
September 27 – Magic & Mystery & Mayhem – Need I say more? No, we're not going to Colon. $68 pp
September 29 - Oct 6 -- Montreal $669.00 pp
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
October 8 – Resale Shopping – $45/person
October 21 -- Cemetery Tour -- Enjoy hearing the stories about 4 cemeteries. Two unusual in Detroit while the other 2 are in the metro area. Lunch included. $69 p.person
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 3 – A Bavarian Christmas & Holiday Show – Join us for a holiday kick-off luncheon at Bavarian Inn Restaurant in Frankenmuth!
Following lunch, there will be a performance of holiday songs by the Marlins. After the luncheon, we will be shopping and exploring the
historic Bavarian town of Frankenmuth. Our final stop will be at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland to complete a jolly-filled day! $98/person.Must register by Oct. 5.
December 11 – Christmas with the Amish – Visiting with the Amish in southwestern Michigan and in Indiana. Experience an “old-fashioned” Christmas – Amish Style by invitation only by a private family. Enjoy mouthwatering home cooked Amish meal in a private, Amish home with oil lights, demonstrations and 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 13 – Holiday Lights – This interesting trip includes one church, drive on Lakeshore in Grosse Pointes and other areas where houses are decorated. Lunch at Andiamo’s on the Riverfront, $70 pperson
December 23 – Festive Churches – Visiting different churches that I've never before offered. This multifaceted tour will take participants inside four of the town’s most historic and architecturally interesting churches, each of which will be decorated for the season by one of the area's top floral designers. There will be a presentation of Christmas music. Lunch is included. $75/person.
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 Coach–Travel 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
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
September 19-27, 2020– Alaskan Adventure Cruise - Includes: Round trip airfare from Detroit to Seattle, one night pre-cruise stay in Downtown Seattle. One hotel breakfast, All transfers in Seattle, 7 Night Alaska Cruise on the Oosterdam, All meals and entertainment onboard ship, Port charges and taxes, shipboard gratuities, luggage handling, cocktail party onboard the Ship. Ports of Call: Juneau, Scenic Hubbard Glacier Cruising, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria. Per Person Prices: Interior: $3059
October 2-11, 2020 – Pharaohs of Egypt– 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. Tour Director for the entire length of tour upon arrival in Cairo. $3499 double occupancy