Multi-Night Tours

HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOUR

African American History on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

March 23rd – 26th, 2019

The Greenwood Explorers

Saturday, Day 1:  We will begin our journey early this morning, traveling across North Carolina & Virginia into Maryland to spend the next 3 nights @ the Hampton Inn in Fruitland.  Dinner is included tonight. (D)  

Sunday, Day 2:  After enjoying breakfast @ the hotel, we will depart with our guide.  We will drive by The Stanley Institute, an African American one room schoolhouse built in 1865.  Our next stop will be @ the New Revived United Methodist Church* where we will attend the worship service. This is one of four A.M.E. churches built in this area Post-Emancipation Proclamation.  The church was established in 1876 and today is the only active church.  Lunch will be in the Fellowship Hall @ New Revived United Methodist Church (assortment of sandwiches, side salad and drink). After lunch, our tour takes us over to the Harriet Tubman Underground Visitors Center*. The Visitors Center offer exhibits, an audio-visual program, museum store, research library & helps to understand Harriet’s life & preserve her legacy as the remarkable freedom fighter.  As we pass by Brodess Farm, you will hear a landscape narrative of Harriet’s first years as a young slave here.  Our next stop will be Bucktown Village Store*, a 19th century country store that operates as a museum featuring authentic African American artifacts related to slavery, various displays, and gifts. Between 1834 & 1836 at this location, Harriet Tubman received a blow to her head that fractured her skull while she attempted to assist a fellow enslaved man. This has been called Tubman’s first public act of defiance.  As a result of the injury, she experienced lifelong health problems and spiritual visions that changed her views and guided the rest of her life.  Our next adventure takes us on a driving tour of downtown Cambridge, including Long Wharf (slave port), High Street, Dorchester County Courthouse (site of slave trading and trial of Abolitionist Rev. Samuel Green).  Dinner this evening will be in downtown Cambridge @ High Spot (Fried fish, garden salad, side of vegetable, roll iced tea & dessert). (B, L, D)  

Monday, Day 3: After breakfast @ the hotel, our guide joins us for a full day of touring. Our first stop will be @ Pemberton Hall Plantation, a 1741 river plantation, with costumed guided tour of restored home and stories of 18th century rural life and history.  Our next stop will be @ Poplar Hill Mansion*, for a guided tour of Salisbury’s oldest documented residence, dating to late 1790’s.  It is located in Newtown and one of several Federal period homes. Charles H. Chipman Center, Delmarva’s oldest standing African American Church that dates back to 1837 is where you will enjoy a Full British Tea: a  lovely and full meal of soup or salad; tea sandwiches, scones, desserts. There is a direct slave history between the mansion and the Chipman Center. After lunch, you will have a tour of the center, built by freed slaves; many who came from Poplar Hill Mansion. Frederick Douglas spoke here to raise monies for expanding the church. You will also enjoy a special Gospel Music Performance re-enacting the slave experience.  This afternoon, we travel to the Mason-Dixon Marker, a boundary marker that tells the history and line of demarcation during the Abolition Period between north and south as it relates to the issue of slavery between the states of Maryland and Delaware. The day goes on as we stop @ Rosenwald School and hear a local docent tell us about one of the few restored schools built post-Civil War/Reconstruction Era through program founded and funded by Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears & Roebuck.  Dinner will be @ Zion United Methodist Church, San Domingo*.  Menu:  Fried Chicken, Stewed Chicken w/dumplings, Oyster Fritters, seasoned greens, seasoned green beans, macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, rolls cornbread, sweet tea and dessert.  After dinner, we will go back to hotel for a good night’s rest. (B, L, D)

Tuesday, Day 4:  After breakfast, we will begin our journey back to Greenwood, our minds overflowing with stories & all the great experiences we’ve enjoyed on this tour.  We will return to Greenwood in the early evening. (B)

*Denotes off-boarding of motor coach

Cost includes:  Roundtrip Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 3 Night Accommodations – Luggage Handling – Meals (3 Breakfasts @ Hotel, 2 Lunches – one is a British Tea, 3 Dinners) – Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Guidebook –  All Admissions and Docent Fees – Customized Tour – Musical Slavery Interpretive Program – Experienced, Local, Certified Interpretive Tour Guide – Services of Adventure Travels Escort & Tour Planners

Deposit Due: October 21st – $100

2nd Payment: Due November 21st – $100

3rd Payment: Due December 21st – $100

4th payment: Due January 21st – $100

Final Payment: February 21st – Balance Due

Please contact Rita @ (864)344-7636 with any questions.


SPRINGTIME IN SAVANNAH 

April 25th – 26th      (1Night/2Days)         

Day 1:  What a beautiful day to visit Savannah & see spring starting to bloom.  Lunch will be family style @ Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. After lunch we will go & explore River Street with time to browse in the souvenir shops & galleries housed in the old cotton warehouses along the cobblestone street.  Sit back & enjoy the river views & people watching.  Mid-afternoon, we will check into our hotel & have time to freshen up before dinner.  After dinner, you will enjoy live musical show @ the Savannah Theatre on Bull Street. The show hasn’t been announced yet, but they are all great! You will enjoy the evening! (L, D)  Day 2:  After breakfast, our step-on guide will join us for a tour of the Historic and Victorian Districts. We will also tour The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After the tour, you will free time @ the City Market. The open-air marketplace features restored warehouses with boutiques, restaurants & art galleries. Please take time to have lunch (on your own) before we leave begin our journey home. (B)

Double            Triple              Quad               Single

  $325              $315                  $300                $400


“JESUS” – THE AMISH & MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE 

May 16th – 19th

Day 1: Our journey takes us through the beautiful farmland of the Shenandoah Valley today as we travel to Chambersburg, PA for a two-night stay. (D)  Day 2:  We travel over to Lancaster this morning to meet our guide & see the Amish Country Homestead with the scenic country setting surrounded by farmlands.  The “lived in” look of the house as you walk through is authentic. You will also tour the one room school house & the guide will be happy to explain the Amish way of life & answer any questions.  Our next adventure is the Amish Farmlands Tour.  You will enjoy the spectacular farmland scenery & the beauty of the Amish Countryside. You may see horses plowing the field & see the Amish buggies going down the road.  Things are changing for the Amish.  You local certified guide will explain the changes that are occurring among the Amish. You will enjoy lunch @ Plain & Fancy. This is an original PA Dutch family family-style restaurant.  This afternoon, you will be amazed as you watch the production of “JESUS”. The bible is brought to life of God’s son on a mission to save mankind. This is a magnificent show! Day 3: This morning we travel to Washington DC to tour the Museum of the Bible. The museum opened in 2017 & is the most technologically advanced in the world, with immersive and personalized experiences as you explore the history, narrative & impact of the Bible.  This afternoon, we will have a driving tour to see some of the monuments around DC.  We will overnight in Manassas, VA. (B, D)

Cost per person:         Double              Triple               Quad               Single

                                           $640                $610                  $575                  $815


ARK & CREATION MUSEUM

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

June 6th – 9th  (3 nights/4 days)

Day 1: Today we begin our exciting journey to Kentucky!  There will be a stop @ the 2,500 sq. foot Kentucky Artisan Center @ Berea, where you can shop for Kentucky Products, explore Kentucky crafts & arts through special exhibits & experience Kentucky hospitality.  We will arrive @ our hotel in Florence, Kentucky in the late afternoon, our home for the next 3 nights. Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (D)  Day 2: After breakfast @ the hotel, we travel over to the ARK ENCOUNTER to see the full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible.  Spanning 510 ft. long, 85 feet wide and 51 ft. high, it is designed to be family oriented & historically authentic.  You will have plenty of time to walk through & explore the Ararat Ridge Zoo.  Lunch is included @ the buffet by the Ark.  This afternoon, our adventure continues as we visit the Newport Aquarium, which has been named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by Travel Channel and USA Today.  Newport Aquarium displays thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water with 14 galleries, 70 exhibits & 5 seamless tunnels.  You will be amazed at all there is to see & do during your afternoon at the aquarium. (B, L) Day 3: After breakfast, we will head to Cincinnati to meet our step-on guide for a morning tour.  Our tour begins with quaint MainStrasse Village where you will learn all about the German heritage of this area and hear about the famous folk tales of the Pied Piper and The Goose Girl.  Proceeding on to Riverside Drive, you view some of the gorgeous old riverboats, Captain’s mansions and hear about the incredible tales of the Underground Railroad as well as the tragic story of the Garner’s escape.  You’ll see one of the area’s most magnificent views of the Cincinnati skyline.  Trivia and amazing tales are told about “Sin City” and its gambling past of days past in Newport.  Crossing the much-navigated Ohio River, we enter Cincinnati, Ohio.  You will visit the Basilica of the Assumption, listed among “The Most Beautiful Churches in the World” by the Catholic Reporter.  The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a beautifully ornate example of Gothic Revival architecture.  You will enjoy a drive through beautiful Eden Park, stopping briefly at the Eden Park overlook for photos and facilities, then up to Mt. Adams, often referred to as a mini San Francisco.  Next, on to downtown Cincinnati, to view Fountain Square (the heart of downtown), P & G corporate headquarters (learn the unique story of how Ivory soap was made), the Taft Museum, view the deceptive Mural of Cincinnatus, and the Cincinnati Art Museum and Music Hall!  Lunch is on your own today. After lunch, we will go to the Creation Museum to explore the state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings in 140 exhibits.  Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden.  Children play near Eden’s Rivers.  The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Come join us as the museum brings the pages of the Bible to life! Visit the Special Effects Theater, Petting Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Admission is included to Aliens: Fact or Fiction & Created Cosmo Theaters. (B, D)  Day 4:  We will begin our journey home today, excited about all the great experiences we have enjoyed on this tour. (B)

Cost per person:        Double            Triple              Quad               Single

                                        $620                 $570                 $535                   $820  

Cost Includes:   Roundtrip Modern Motor Coach Transportation – 3 Night Accommodations – Luggage Handling –  All Admission stated in itinerary –  Services of Step -On Guide for Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati, Ohio – 3 Breakfasts – 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners & Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director

Deposit: $100, 2nd payment:  March 5th – $150, April 5th – $150, Balance Due: May 4th


Wandering through the Wild West in WYOMING & Little Bighorn Battlefield

MONTANA

June 15th – 22th (8 Days/7 Nights) airfare included

Day 1:  Our journey begins today as we travel to GSP International Airport to board our plane & fly to Denver, Colorado.  We will arrive around noon, board our motorcoach & head to  Laramie, Wyoming, where the Union Pacific construction crews laid the track connecting Laramie to the rest of the county in 1868. This afternoon, you will have a tour of the Wyoming Territorial Prison that was built in 1872. For 30 years it held the West’s most violent & desperate outlaws, including Butch Cassidy. Dinner is included tonight. (D)  Day 2:  Our adventure continues as we travel by the small towns & learn all about the history that brought the West alive. We will arrive in Jackson late afternoon & enjoy a guided scenic boat float down the Snake River. You will have a front row seat of the magnificent, evening view in Grand Teton Nation Park. The park is a lifeline to moose, elk, deer, bear, bison, beaver, pronghorn & 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. The animal sighting are not guaranteed, but your chances are greater here in the park. We will overnight in Jackson for 2 nights. (B, D) Day 3:  Our day begins early as we tour Grand Teton National Park with our step-guide, not only looking for wildlife, but to have a complete educational and scenic overview. Learn how these stunning mountains, lakes and rivers were formed from earthquakes and sculpted by glaciers. We will also tour the world’s first National Park, Yellowstone, the world’s largest geyser and largest volcanic system in the world, where we will visit Old Faithful Geyser, Historic Old Faithful Inn, Fountain Paint Pots (bubbling mud, colorful hot springs, steam vents & smaller geysers). You will see Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with views of Upper and Lower Falls, and historic Lake Hotel.  You will enjoy the educational topics that include: human history (native Americans, fur trappers, settlers and tourism).  (B, Boxed Lunch, D)  Day 4:  Today we will journey through Grand Teton  & Yellowstone National Park as we travel to Cody.  We will drive a different route to see more of the parks. There will be a stop @ the Lake Hotel for lunch (on your own). We will visit the Dam’s Visitor’s Center and continue to Cody & check into our hotel for the next 2 nights. You will have free time in Cody & dinner this evening.  (B, D) Day 5:  There will be no stone left unturned as we explore Cody today, beginning with a tour this morning with a stop @ the Buffalo Bill Dam & Reservoir.  Cody’s downtown has art galleries & unique shops that you will enjoy visiting. Lunch will be on your own @ one of the restaurants.  After lunch, you will learn more about the wild west @ the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  There are five separate museums, housed in one facility.  The Buffalo Bill Museum is where you will learn all about William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, a noted guide, scout, frontiersman, town founder and American icon. The museum’s collection interprets the history of the American cowboy & dude ranching. See the natural beauty and amazing animals of the Greater Yellowstone region in the Draper Natural History Museum.  The Whitney Western Art Museum lets you see through the eyes of the artists who interpreted it.  Hear the Plains Indian peoples share their native culture in the Plains Indian Museum. The Firearms Museum houses the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world, with over 7,000 firearms with more than 30,000 firearms-related artifacts. Dinner will be @ the Cody Cattle Company with western, live & award – winning entertainment.   You will be seated on covered grandstands @ the longest- running consecutive rodeo performances in the United States. (B, D) Day 6:  We say goodbye to Cody & travel to southeastern Montana to visit Little Bighorn National Monument, the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn which took place on June 25-26, 1876 between the United States Seventh Cavalry Regiment led by Lt Col George Armstrong Custer, and the Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Sitting Bull.  Make sure you take time @ the Visitor’s center & museum with exhibits that relate to the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. The museum feature  exhibits of the history of the battle, Custer, weapons, archaeology, Plains Indian life and a walking tour with interpretive markers. Lunch will be @ Custer Battlefield Café. This afternoon, we continue to Buffalo, Wyoming to overnight. (B, LDay 7: Our journey continues south today, with a stop in Casper to visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.  Hear the stories of the brave Americans that passed through the area during the westward expansion through  interactive exhibits & the names that are truly legendary in Western history. After the visit we will join the Historic Trails West Living History Wagon Train Trek.  Climb aboard the pioneer covered Wagon and experience their journey. You will see the Old West surrounding you as they saw it, hear the sounds of the creaking leather harness, ride across the Platte River, smell the warm scent of sage on the wind & see the wagon ruts on the trail.  Just imagine, loading your wagon with all it can carry and head west in search of the American Dream. When the trail ride ends, you will enjoy a chuck wagon lunch on the trail.  We will board our comfortable motorcoach & ride on to Cheyenne for some photo ops. We will continue on to our hotel near Denver International Airport. (B, L) Day 8:  Early this morning we will shuttle over to the Denver International Airport to fly home. (B)  Tour Includes: 7 Night Accommodations, Transportation to airport & home, Airline Ticket, (depart & return), Transportation on a full – size motorcoach during tour, Services of Adventure Travels Tour Director, Step-on guide Services, 7 breakfasts –3 Lunches – 5 Dinners, Entrances Fees for attractions, National Parks & Monument Entrance Fees, Luggage Handling @ hotels (one bag per person)

Tour does not include:  Meals not stated in itinerary, Items of a personal nature (room service, in room movie, telephone, etc.), Luggage fees @ airport

Double             Triple              Quad               Single

 $2,720             $2,550              $2,450              $3,520

Per Person:  Deposit: $500,  March 5th: $500,  April 5th: $1,000, May 5th: Balance Due


“TO THE MOON AND BACK”

JULY 7TH – 10TH

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon

Day 1: The excitement is in the air as we begin our travel across North Carolina, Tennessee & Kentucky to  Middletown, Ohio for a three night stay @ the Drury Inn & Suites in Middletown, Ohio (outskirts of Dayton). (L, Snack SupperDay 2:  After the breakfast buffet this morning, we travel to Jackson Center for a tour of the Airstream factory. You will have the opportunity to see how the American Legend Airstream is built. These luxury travel trailers are custom assembled by hand in stages throughout the manufacturing process. The Apollo 11 Astronauts spent several days in NASA’s Mobile Quarantine facility when they returned from the moon, which was actually a converted Airstream travel trailer. Our next stop is at the VFW (Neil Armstrong is a lifetime member) in Wapakoneta. You will enjoy a buffet of foods that were served on the first moon mission (foods will be in today’s standards). A guest speaker will talk about all of fascinating intricacies that went into their dietary planning. Menu consists of ham and pot roast, au gratin potatoes, carrots, a salad and brownies. Guests will receive a complimentary menu from the Apollo 11 mission and American flag. Neil Armstrong was a Navy pilot and was decorated by 17 countries. He was the recipient of many special honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, and many others. Armstrong passed away on August 25, 2012 @ the age of 82. We will then head over to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.  Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21, 1969.  Today you will learn about the first man on the moon, his humble beginnings in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the early space race, and how brave astronauts of that era had the “right stuff” to take us to the moon. You will receive a commemorative pin and bookmark highlighting the era. This is no static museum: it is filled with motion and sound, and includes seven interactive exhibits, ten audio/visual elements, and three simulators. You can practice landing the lunar module and space shuttle or docking the Gemini capsule, as Neil Armstrong did in 1966. The Astro Theater is housed in the 56-foot dome. It is a unique venue that allows guests to enjoy the night sky or watch the 25-minute documentary about Apollo 11’s lunar landing. Next is a tour of the city that Neil Armstrong called home, viewing his childhood home, high school, and church. Other sites will give you a glimpse into the life of the area and hero filled with many interesting stories. You will also enjoy a stop @ St. Paul United Church of Christ where Neil Armstrong used to attend & meet a gentleman who was an acquaintance of the Armstrong family and the 1st Director of the Neil Armstrong Museum. The day will end with an evening at Moon City Music, where guests will enjoy an OVER THE MOON experience, including Ohio based entertainment, meal, history, shopping, with an award winning band with music such as “Bad Moon Arising”. “Fly me to the Moon”, “Moon River”, “Dancing in the Moonlight”, “Blue Moon” & more. (B, L, D) Day 3: After breakfast, we depart with our tour guide for the day and travel to Dayton, Ohio, where we will travel the path of Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright and their quest for flying. The tour begins at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Wright Cycle Company. You will watch a 30-minute movie, narrated by Dayton’s own Martin Sheen, on how Orville and Wilbur Wright first became actively interested in the idea of flying.  You will see where the Wright Brother’s childhood home stood, explore how they ran a bicycle business and a print shop while developing the first practical airplane. A National Park service ranger will give an inspiring presentation and demonstrate the workings of a historical printing press. Our tour continues as you will enter the Air Force Museum in Dayton. The tour will focus on the new wing of the museum (Presidential Planes) and the Memphis Belle. This is one of the most recognizable symbols of WWII. The exhibit includes interactive displays, rare archival film footage, and many personal artifacts which have never been seen before.  A Boeing VC-137C known as SAM (Special Air Mission) 26000, the aircraft that served as Air Force One on the day of President John F Kennedy’s assassination, stands as the centerpiece of the Presidential Gallery. The Presidential Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to view an historic collection of presidential aircraft and walk through them, including aircraft used by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. Five smaller presidential planes and four other aircraft are also on display. There is also a Boeing VC-137C also known as SAM (Special Air Mission) 26000, which was used by eight presidents—Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton, in addition to carrying heads of state, diplomats and other dignitaries and officials. Lunch is on your own in the cafeteria at the Air Force Museum at any time. The Mound Laboratory and Museum is our next stop and holds significant places in the history of the Nuclear Age. Mound built components that went with NASA to the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the sun, reliably powering their instruments and keeping them at operational temperatures.  We will return to the hotel for a little rest, free time this afternoon. This evening, dinner with Neil Armstrong at the Historic Golden Lamb will be an exciting close to the day. The present four-story structure is built around the 1815 rebuilding of the inn, maintaining its colonial architecture. It is known as the Golden Lamb because that image appeared on its signboard for the benefit of the illiterate. Due to its location on the highway between Cincinnati and Columbus, many notable people have visited including twelve American Presidents: William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, William McKinley,  Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. Golden Lamb, in the heart of historic downtown Lebanon, Ohio, is proud to present: “Neil Armstrong: Lebanon, Ohio’s Neighbor for 23 Years.”  You will enjoy a delicious three-course meal and Golden Lamb Historian John Zimkus will talk about Neil Armstrong & his connection to the area.  Afterwards, visit the gift shop & stroll around the property. (B, D) Day 4: After breakfast, we begin our journey home, our head filled with memories fascinating stories about space travel To The Moon and Back. (B)

Tour highlights include: Roundtrip Transportation in Modern Motorcoach – 3 Night Accommodations – Luggage Handling – 8 Meals (3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches , 2 Dinners, 1 Snack Supper) Airstream Factory Tour – Luncheon Speaker –  Armstrong Air and Space Museum Guided Tour –  City Tour with Guide in Wapakoneta –  Armstrong family church with guest speaker –  Moonpies – Organist – “Over The Moon” Live Dinner Show – Tour Guide for the Day in Dayton – Wright Cycle Company and Interpretive Center with National Park Ranger – Air Force Museum – Mound Laboratory (Cold War Museum) Guided Tour- Special Dinner @ Golden Lamb with Historian – Special Keepsakes and Mementos – Services of Adventure Travels Travel Guide

Double                        Triple                          Quad               Single

 $740                              $690                               $660                  $900                  


Exploring MICHIGAN

October 5th – 11th  (6 Nights/7 Days)

(Henry Ford Museum – Great Lakes – Frankenmuth – Mackinaw Island – Upper Pennisula – Holland)

Day 1:  Our journey begins today as we travel across North Carolina, Tennessee & Kentucky to Dayton, Ohio to overnight. (L, Snack Supper) Day 2:  Our adventures continue as we stop @ the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.  You can experience one of the most inspiring collection of American inventions from the nation’s greatest trailblazers, from vintage race cars to Rosa Park’s Bus, Buckminster Fuller’s Circular Dymaxion house to the Allegheny Steam Engine. Lunch will be on your own @ the museum. Later today, we depart for Frankenmuth, Michigan’s little Bavaria, founded in 1845. Take some time to explore the town.  The Bavarian Inn Glockenspiel Tower houses a magnificent 35 bell- carillon, a beautiful figurine  and an illuminated clock, all imported from Germany! We will overnight in Frankenmuth.  (B, D) Day 3: This morning we travel up to Mackinac City. After lunch, our step-on guide will join us for a tour of Mackinaw City. Mackinaw City’s story has always been one of transportation.  You’ll see local landmarks where railroads, ships, and automobile travelers gathered. You will also learn all about Mackinac Bridge as we learn the history of the area. Hear the stories of those who worked as a marine reporter, a light keeper or drove a water wagon through the village streets. The Straits of Mackinac has documented evidence of about 200 shipwrecks beneath its icy waves, and local divers have discovered 48 of them.  Hear the mysteries of the wondrous sights of schooners unseen but by a select few since the day they slipped below the waves and the hidden dangers that still lurk below.   Next, it’s on to Whitepoint, where a windswept lighthouse guards the entrance to Lake Superior from Whitefish Bay.  Tour the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the lightkeepers quarters, check out the large observation deck and see the big lake called “Gitchegumee” by the Chippewa hundreds of years ago.  The Whitefish Point Lighthouse has been in use since 1849, making it the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior. Inspect the Shipwreck Museum, where hundreds of artifacts have been retrieved from the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes,” Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner & a show, featuring our guide performing  “Whispers of the North – The GORDON LIGHTHOUSE Tribute”.  This replicates the songs and styles of a Gordon Lightfoot concert.  Featuring: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Sundown, Rainy Day People, Beautiful, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Canadian Railroad trilogy and many more. (B, D) Day 4:  After breakfast, we will board our ferry & go to Mackinac IslandMackinac Island was named a National Park a mere three years after Yellowstone.  After being a National Park for 20 years, its status was turned over to the state.  This  four-mile island is still a state park today, a place where time moves at the pace of horse drawn carriages & bicycles.  When we arrive to the island, our horse drawn taxi will be waiting to take us up to the Grand Hotel.  Our guide will give us a tour of the hotel, built in 1887 and grounds.  You will enjoy the buffet lunch in the dining room of the Grand.  After lunch, our horse-drawn carriages will arrive to pick us up for a tour of the island.  After the tour, you will have some time to browse in the shops.  We will board the ferry in the late afternoon & return the mainland. You will have some free time before dinner. (B, L) Day 5:  Our next adventure takes us to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore on Lake Michigan.  We will overnight in Grand Rapids. (B, D)  Day 6:  We will travel to Holland MI  & our step-on guide will join us for a tour of this beautiful town. We will visit Windmill Island Gardens that is home to de Zwaan Windmill, the last windmill allowed to be transported from the Netherlands. The windmill still functions by grinding locally-grown grain into flour that can be purchased. The island is home to beautiful gardens which features annuals & perennials throughout spring through fall. We will overnight in Dayton, Ohio.  (B, Snack Supper)  Day 7:  How time has flown during this tour! We journey back to Greenwood today. (B)

Cost per person:         Double            Triple              Quad               Single

                                    $1,395             $1,335             $1,250             $1,830


MYRTLE BEACH, SC

November 6th – 8th

2 Night Ocean Front Accommodations – Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 2 Breakfasts – Admission to  Alabama Theatre and Carolina Christmas Shows – 2 Dinners (Original Benjamin’s & Chesapeake House) – Luggage Handling – Taxes – Snacks –  Services of Adventure Travels Host – Time for Shopping

Cost per person:  Double:  $310


NEW YORK CITY @ Christmas 2019

December 4th – 8th (4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners)

Day 1:  Come & join us during this most festive & beautiful time of the year in New York City. A wonderful time to visit the city beautifully decorated with fabulous Christmas window displays, dazzling lights & be a part of this special season. Our accommodations for tonight will be in Chambersburg, PA. (D)  Day 2:  Today, we arrive in New York City & meet our step on guide for a tour of this amazing city all decked out for the holidays. This afternoon you will see Times Square, Lincoln Center, Central Park, United Nations, Fifth Ave, Times Square, Wall Street,   Rockefeller Center & more! Dinner will be in Little Italy with a little time to shop.  Our accommodations for the next two nights will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey. (B, D)  Day 3:   After breakfast, we will go over to Liberty State Park to board the ferry for the Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island, to spend the morning. This afternoon enjoy the views as  we will take the ferry over to Battery Park in New York.   You will have some time around Rockefeller Center  to shop, see the beautiful tree (65 ft. high & miles of lights) &  Rockerfeller Ice Skating Rink. Afterwards, you have reserved seats @ the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world famous Rockettes! (B, D)  Day 4:  This morning, we travel over to see the magnificent view from the Top of the Rock @ Rockefeller Plaza, 70 stories  & with unlimited views of the city. We will stop @ the 911 Memorial & have admission tickets to the 911 Museum.  After the museum, lunch will be on your own before we say goodbye to this amazing city, excited about all we have seen & experienced in New York City. We travel south to overnight in Chambersburg, PA. (B, D) Day 5:  We arrive home this afternoon, full of the Christmas spirit. (B) 

Cost per person:         Double            Triple              Quad               Single


GAYLORD OPRYLAND’S – A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS  

December 10th – 12th

Day 1: Christmas is in the air as we arrive in Nashville, Tennessee for a two-night stay @ the festive and beautifully decorated GAYLORD OPRYLAND Resort.  This afternoon, you will have some time to explore the resort & indoor tropical gardens. Tonight, dinner will be @ a local restaurant before we go to the Live Holiday Production @ The Grand Ole Opry House. This will be a night to remember! (D) Day 2:  A voucher is included each morning for Quick Bites @ the Conservatory (Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Juice or coffee). Afterwards, take some time visit the conservatory &  see the six-story waterfall in the Cascades.  You don’t want to miss the shops!  Be sure to enjoy the Delta Flatboat ride (included) during your free time.  We will depart from the resort late morning & go to the General Jackson Showboat for a delicious lunch while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Cumberland River. You will also be excited with the fantastic musical journey during your cruise. There will be some bluegrass, contemporary & traditional, & Memphis R&B and blues. A special treat is in store for you this afternoon as we go to ICE & see all the ice sculptures and displays made from over 2 million pounds of ice. Tonight, @ the Gaylord Opryland is the  Christmas Dinner and Show with the Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Trace Adkins, who will entertain you with Christmas, Celtic classics, and a few of his own favorites. A night to remember!  (B, L, D)  Day 3:

We rise this morning & take in all the beauty @ the Gaylord. After breakfast, we will board the coach & begin our journey home with happy memories & full of Christmas spirit! (B)

(Cost Includes: Modern Motorcoach Transportation – 2 night Accommodations @ the Gaylord Opryland Resort – 2 Quick Bites Breakfasts –  Dinner – Delta River Flatboat – Lunch & Entertainment on the General Jackson – Christmas Dinner & Show with Trace Adkins – Tickets to Opry @ the Ryman – Luggage Handling – Taxes & Resort Fee)

Cost per person:         Double            Triple              Quad               Single

                                          $745               $685                  $655                 $930

Deposit Due:  $100,  1st Payment: April 10th – $150, 2nd – June 10th – $100, 3rd – August 10th – $100, October 1st – Balance Due

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