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Frankenmuth Christmas Treasures
November 27 – 28, 2018

We are returning to Frankenmuth, Michigan for one of our favorite Christmas trips with room accommodations at Zehnder’s Splash Village. Included this year will be a wine tasting at St. Julian’s,   

 


Our dinner show this year will feature New Odyssey, the group which has proved to be one of our favorites.  New Odyssey will be retiring, so this is your last chance to enjoy their music, entertainment, and antics after indulging in Zehnder’s delicious chicken dinner served family style.  We will also visit Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderderland with eye-popping ornaments and Christmas decorations.              

Walk Rate = 2

$234.00 per person/double occupancy             
$282.00 single

Includes: Room accommodations, breakfast, St. Julian’s wine tasting, dinner show, motor coach transportation, & driver tip

Deposit:  $50.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  October 17, 2018
 

Per Person/Occupancy

 

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise
May 19 - 23, 2019

Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO on this relaxing three-day, two-night cruise, plus 2 nights at Par-a-Dice Casino in Peoria, Illinois,  Cruise includes all-you-can-eat buffet meals—including the chef’s prime rib dinner—and live entertainment, such as live singing, guitar, banjo, and ragtime piano, storytelling, calliope playing, historical information, and wildlife sightings. Lodging is provided at various points along the river. Experience the slower pace of life with three peaceful days of cruising the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers!

Check out our web site to see pictures from our 2018 Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise trip:  http://www.travelstarzonline.com/Spirit%20of%20Peoria.htm

  Day 1, May 19:  We travel to Peoria, Illinois for an overnight stay at the 4-deck riverboat Par-A-Dice Casino & Hotel.  You will receive a dinner buffet and have the remainder of the day for free time to play in the casino.

Day 2, May 20:  We will be transported to the Spirit of Peoria Landing.  First on the agenda is a hot breakfast buffet aboard the Spirit of Peoria.  We will start our travels through the Peoria Lock & Dam before live piano, vocal, guitar & banjo music and professional Riverlore begins.  Lunch will consist of a “Build your own sandwich” buffet.  Enjoy the live entertainment or take in the beautiful scenery along the way.  A wine and cheese reception is offered mid-afternoon.  Then a hot dinner buffet aboard he boat before our arrival at Meredosia Landing.  We will then be transported to Springfield, Illinois for the night with room accommodations at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel.  

  Day 3, May 21:  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transported to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum – a fabulous Smithsonian quality museum - where you will spend 2 hours exploring.  Then it’s back onto the Spirit of Peoria to enjoy a hot lunch buffet and take in the live entertainment.  There will be a late afternoon snack on board.  Stand along the railing and take in the beauty of and along the river while the entertainment continues.  Dinner is served on board the Spirit of Peoria.  In the evening, we arrive in Grafton and check into Pere Marquet te Lodge and Conference Center for a good night’s rest. 

  Day 4, May 22:  Breakfast is served at the lodge prior to being transported back to the Spirit of Peoria for our departure to St. Louis.  Live entertainment again onboard the boat.  We will travel through the lock at Melvin Price Lock & Dam.  A hot lunch buffet will be served onboard.  We travel through another lock at Lock & Dam #27 before landing at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, where you will have free time to visit the Gateway Arch or wander downtown St. Louis.  We then board motorcoaches for our return to Peoria at the riverfront landing.  Our motorcoach will meet us at the landing to transport us back to Par-A-Dice Casino & Hotel for the evening.

 

 

 

Day 5, May 23:  Enjoy breakfast at Par-A-Dice and a bit of free time before our departure.  On the way home, we will stop at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch for a true reindeer experience and entertainment.  You might even be able to kiss a reindeer!  A chuckwagon lunch will be served complete with tin plates and cowboy checkered napkins while we enjoy a stage performance.  We then head for home with a variety of unique experiences to check off our bucket list.  

Walk Rate = 2 - 3

$1,039.00 per person/double occupancy
$1,229.00 per person/single occupancy

$200.00 deposit with booking
Final payment due:  April 9, 2019

Per Person/Occupancy

 

                                                                                                     Michigan Upper Peninsula
                                                                                                              July 7 - 12, 2019

Day One – Sunday, July 7th, 2019: Today we start our adventure to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As we make our way toward the Mighty Mac bridge, and the undiscovered and pristine views of upper Michigan, we will watch the DVD on “The making of the Mackinac Bridge”. Learn the history of the bridge and the story of the people that made the access to what is known to many as “God’s Country” possible.

Late afternoon we arrive in Michigan’s oldest city, Sault Ste. Marie, where we will spend the night at the Kewadin Casino Hotel. 

This evening brings an experience to remember aboard the Soo Locks Boat Tour and Dinner Cruise. Travelling through the Soo Locks, the largest waterway traffic system on earth, we will ride the water as it is raised twenty-one feet, straight up to the level of Lake Superior. Here you will be in awe, as we travel alongside the “big ships”. Enjoy a complete buffet dinner as we cruise the St. Mary’s River.

Returning to our hotel take advantage of your casino package and try a little lady luck on your favorite slot machine or gaming table. *$10.00 free play, plus $10 food voucher 


Day Two – Monday, July 8th, 2019: After a full hot breakfast buffet at the Kewadin Hotel, we head to Paradise, MI and continue north to the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. This national historic site is a tribute to the sailors and ships lost along the coastline, known as Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. On the way we will watch a video on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


Heading west to the land of the golden water named Tahquamenon Falls, we enter the state park and stop for lunch at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub. Some may indulge in the refreshing taste of a hand crafted beer or simply enjoy their root beer! Originally a logging camp, the restaurant and gift shop, is a replica of the original, Camp 33.

After lunch the nature enthusiasts enjoys the solitude as we walk through the old growth forest to see one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, the upper Tahquamenon Falls. With a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across, record gallons per second have been recorded at 50,000 gallons. Hidden in the forest, the picturesque view definitely require a camera! The falls fame was also noted in the 1855 epic poem “Song of Hiawatha” by Longfellow.


Heading toward Newberry, the official Moose Capital of Michigan, we stop to explore the world of the American Black Bear at Oswald’s Bear Ranch. Learn of Dean Oswald’s passion for bears and how the complex became the largest bear only ranch in the United States. You will also have an opportunity to feed the bears apples or choose to have your photo taken with a bear cub!

Continuing west we arrive in beautiful Munising, nestled along the shoreline of Lake Superior and home of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Late afternoon we will check into the lighthouse themed AmericInnLodge & Suites where we will spend the evening. 

Take some time to freshen up and relax before we depart for a buffet dinner at a long time local favorite at the 387 Restaurant. 

Back at the hotel enjoy time in the pool, whirlpool or sauna before retiring for the evening.

Day Three – Tuesday, July 9th, 2019: After breakfast at the hotel, our “natural wonder” journey today begins with a stop at the Munising Falls. The short walk from the Interpretive Center will take you up the cool shaded sandstone canyon along the Munising Creek. Enjoy the wildflowers and perhaps the occasional mink on your walk. 

Be prepared for what is called an awe inspiring, natural phenomena as we board our boat for the Pictured Rocks Cruise. This fully narrated boat tour will provide the story of Mother Natures’ handiwork, breathtaking views that are up close, wonderful and considered some of the greatest sights in Upper Michigan. 

Back on the mainland we will have lunch in the park that is adjacent to the boat docks. Boxed lunch is included. After lunch we will continue north to Marquette where we will make a comfort stop in Marquette at the Welcome Center where we will pick up our step on guide who will spend the next two days with us as we continue to explore the Upper Peninsula. 

Making our way to winter snow country near the Keweenaw Bay we visit the Shrine of Bishop Baraga. Frederic Baraga left his home in Slovenia in 1830 for the Catholic missions of the Upper Great Lakes. This statue pays tribute as he became the first Bishop of the Upper Peninsula in 1853 and was one of the earliest and most beloved pioneers known as “The Snowshoe Priest”.

Arriving in downtown Houghton, MI we check in to the Franklin Square Inn where we will spend the next two nights. Relax with a complimentary beverage from the 7th floor lounge enjoying the panoramic view.

This evening we take a very short ride for dinner at the Pilgrim River Steakhouse. The ambiance is warm and inviting which makes for a perfect ending to a picturesque day.

                                                                 

Day Four – Wednesday, July 10th, 2019: We start our day early with a full hot breakfast as the miners did so long ago before going to work in the copper mines. We make a stop at Quincy Hill Scenic Overlook before arriving at the Quincy Mine for our complete tour of the facility. We start with a visit to the museum then ride on the cog-rail tram down the hill to the mine entrance, ride the tractor-pulled wagon into the mine, seven levels underground. Outfitted with your hard hat, your guide will explain and provide demonstrations to learn of the rigors of such work of the early prospector rushing to mine deposits of native copper along the Keweenaw Peninsula.



With our guide we will travel the National Scenic Byway, the Copper Country Trail as we head to Copper Harbor, the most northern point in the Upper Peninsula. Our travels will enable us to make a stop at the Keweenaw “Record Snowfall Marker” and viewing the George Gipp Memorial along with historic Fort Wilkins.

Time out for lunch at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge , where they have been serving since the 1930”s. Here we have a soup, salad and sandwich luncheon in a rare and unique atmosphere as you take a step back in time. The main lodge, which was constructed during the Great Depression years in the pristine forests of the Keweenaw, bring out a boldness and charisma in all of us!

After lunch we spend some time shopping and sightseeing on your own in downtown Copper Harbor.

We continue to travel on Brockway Mountain Drive from Copper Harbor to the top of Brockway Mountain to view Lake Superior and the surrounding countryside from the top! This is the highest above sea-level drive between the Rockies and Alleghenies.

We arrive in Eagle Harbor and visit the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse which was originally built in 1851 to guide passing ships with navigational assistance because of Lake Superior’s unreliable disposition.

                      

Time for a stop at the well-known bakery The Jampot! Not your ordinary bakery, as it is operated by the Society of St. John, a monastery affiliated with the Ukranian Catholic Church. Also sold as a local delicacy and popular is the thimbleberry jam. Across the street is the splendid chapel, as wonderful and strange as the bakery! From here you will also be able to view Jacob’s Falls.

With our guide we continue on with a tour of downtown and Historic District of Calumet, which was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. The village originally settled in 1864 was named for a Native American Chief of the Seneca tribe and was called “Red Jacket”. As listed on the National Register of Historic Places our tour will include Main Street, the Theatre District, Shute’s Gay 90’s Saloon and Vertin’s Art Gallery.

We finish our day of touring with a dinner at a “Copper Country” landmark since 1952, The Hut Inn. (Limited menu choices to be pre-ordered include Pork Chop with mashed potatoes, Lake Superior whitefish with a baked potato and Smothered Chicken served over wild rice. Please submit your entrée choice when booking.)

Return to the hotel for the evening. Enjoy your complimentary beverage in the lounge with conversation from your day of sightseeing. Take to the sky this evening, as the Keweenaw area is the premier location in the lower 48 states to view the northern lights – “Aurora Borealis”.

Day Five - Thursday, July 11th, 2019: A full hot breakfast at the hotel before checking out prepares us for another great day of sightseeing. 

Making our way back toward Marquette with our guide, a visit to the UP would not be complete without a stop at Da Yoopers Tourist Trap. Located in Ishpeming, the heart of Yooperland, not only will you leave with something unusual, but a chuckle or two as well. A group photo on “Big Ernie” should also be considered before departing!

Arriving in Marquette, MI the most populated city in the Upper Peninsula and home to Northern Michigan University, your guide will point out the many reasons for the accolades and awards the community has received. Throughout your city tour, you will see the natural beauty and qualities that make Marquette one of “America’s Most Livable Communities” and in 2011 included “Top 5 Places to Retire by CNN/Money”.

Stopping downtown, we arrive just in time for lunch as you are welcomed at Donckers. Built in 1914 their dedication to service and quality remains the cornerstones in the history of the restaurant. After lunch we have included a little time for taking a stroll and shopping on your own.

Here we say goodbye to our step on guide and continue through the UP heading to the Palms Book State Park.

This afternoon we see another alluring natural attraction, Michigan’s largest freshwater spring, Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. You will learn the legends of Kith-iti-kipi and also take the observation raft ride over the crystal clear water of the spring, which is two hundred feet across, and 40 feet deep. The underwater features and mysteries are a challenge to the imagination.

We continue our tour through the Upper Peninsula with additional scenic shoreline views as we make our way to St. Ignace. Our last evening is at the Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront Hotel located on the scenic shores of Lake Huron. Tonight we will enjoy a buffet dinner served at the hotel. After dinner you can meet shore side for a bonfire and marshmallow roast to finish off your evening or take a swim in the outdoor pool!

                                            

Day Six – Friday, July 12th, 2019: Full hot breakfast included at the hotel prior to checking out and depart for home. Our afternoon included meal stop will be at Zehnder’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth to enjoy their famous chicken dinner served family style.

Walk Rate = 3 - 4

$1,299.00 per person/double occupancy 
$1,199.00 per person/triple occupancy
$1,149.00 per person/quad occupancy 
$1,649.00 single


Includes: 5 nights hotel accommodations, 15 meals, Kewadin Casino package, Soo Locks dinner cruise, shipwreck museum, Tahquamenon Falls, Oswald’s Bear Ranch, Pictured Rocks cruise, Shrine of Bishop Baraga, Quincy Mine tour, National Scenic Byway, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Jampot and Jacob’s Falls, Historic District of Calumet, Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, Marquette city tour, Kitch-iti-kipi Spring, afternoon chicken dinner at Zehnder’s.

$250.00 deposit with booking
Final Payment: June 1, 2019

Per Person/Occupancy

 

 

Canada – Our Next Door Neighbor
July 29 – August 2, 2019
!!! PASSPORT REQUIRED !!!

Ontario welcomes us to see up close just how majestic and magical Niagara Falls can be as we travel along Lake Ontario to Windsor and relive the nostalgic era of the Rum Runners.

Check out our web site to see pictures from our 2017 tour:
http://www.travelstarzonline.com/Canada.htm

Day 1:  We begin our trek east through Michigan and cross into Canada.  Just a few hours down the highway, you will be in the heart of Ontario.  We spend the next 3 nights at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Center, Cambridge, Ontario.  Dinner included this evening.

Day 2:  After breakfast at the hotel, we tour the Toyota Manufacturing Plant and see award-winning production and quality control systems in action and marvel at one of the largest stamping presses in the world.  Watch Team Members and robots build the Corolla and Lexus.  Then we spend the remainder of the day at African Lion Safari and tour the grounds on foot and by tram.  Get closer than you could have imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals from around the world, including majestic lions, graceful giraffes, and a crash of rhinos.  Dinner included this evening.

Day 3:  A local guide joins us for the day and will show us first hand why the Niagara Peninsula region is so widely known for grape growing with a tasting at a winery.  

With narrative that appeals to any interest, we will enjoy Niagara Falls and its beautiful setting as we travel along the Niagara Parkway.  Check out Niagara Falls from multitude vantage points and learn about the storied history of the world’s most famous waterfall.  A cruise aboard the Hornblower Niagara is the only way to get up close to the falls without going over in a barrel.  Dinner included this evening.

Day 4:  Breakfast at the hotel before we head to Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market, a great start to the day.  Next up is a countryside tour of Canada’s largest concentration of Mennonites, showing the contrast between their conservative lifestyle amidst Canada’s high-tech community.  We then head out on a Rum Runners tour which will take us back in time to the Roaring Twenties, as costumed actors tell the story of prohibition.  Learn the bootleggers secrets and see where they hid out.

Day 5:  Breakfast on your own prior to departure with fond memories of Canada – Our Next Door Neighbor. 

Walk Rate = 3 – 4

$899.00 per person/double occupancy                                
$869.00 per person/triple occupancy
$849.00 per person/quad occupancy                                   
$1,123.00 single

Includes:  4 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 4 dinners, attractions and admission as described above, motor coach transportation, and driver tip

$150.00 due with booking
Final payment due June 4, 2019

Per Person/Occupancy

 

Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary
Friday – Sunday, August 16 – 18, 2019

Put on those tie-dyed shirts and bell bottoms, put flowers in your hair, grab your love beads, and rock on to that favorite 60’s music at the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.  What better place to relive the era than at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio!  We encourage everyone to dress for the event.  Once you cross the doorway, it is again the year 1969, so cast away those conservative clothes and thoughts that came with maturity and enjoy the memories of your younger days.  NOTE:  If you actually attended the 1969 Woodstock Event, we want to publish your memories in an anniversary booklet to be placed on the dinner table.  Please hold your comments to 500 words and submit at least 60 days in advance.  Each contributor will be recognized at the event and awarded a special “Peace & Love” necklace. 

Day 1:  We travel to Cleveland, check into our hotel, and it’s off to dinner at Sokolowski’s University Inn.  Being that this restaurant is cafeteria style, it will be on your own.  Established in 1923, Sokolowski’s is Cleveland’s oldest family owned and operated restaurant in Cleveland.  They specialize in Polish and Eastern European cuisine where you can indulge in Salisbury steak, chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage, and pierogi.  The evening will be spent at an exclusive event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame among the exhibits containing thousands of one-of-a-kind items ranging from musical instruments and song lyrics to quirky stage props and colorful costumes.  A second unique feature of the evening is the Moon Rock Party starting at 9:00 PM on the Rock Hall Plaza.  Just 26 days before Woodstock began, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon – both of these events happened in the year “The Age of Aquarius” hit No. 1 on the charts – that’s like a time “when the Moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars”.  There will be a full moon over Cleveland at 9:22 PM. 

Day 2:  Breakfast at the hotel.  We will visit the Observatory Park Planetarium where we will see the sky as it appeared on July 21, 1969 as Neil Armstrong gazed out at the heavens from his unique vantage point.  We will also visit the Great Lakes Science Center to see an authentic Space Capsule and other NASA displays.  A gourmet boxed lunch is included.  This evening coincides with the Opening of Woodstock 50 years ago.  It’s a Rock Gala, a dinner dance and a musical stage production, a Woodstock Tribute Band, and an audience in bell bottoms and tie-dyed shirts.  It’s an evening of music and dancing, dining, and remembering.  We encourage everyone to dress for the event!

Day 3:  Breakfast at the hotel.  We pack our bags and depart for the West Side Market, Cleveland’s oldest continually operated public market which opened in 1912 and is home to 100 vendors offering meats, seafood, produce, fresh vegetable, baked goods, dairy, flowers, ready-to-eat-foods, and much more.  We then head home with some great memories from our younger days.                                                         Walk Rate = 3

$614.00 per person/double occupancy                                
$604.00 per person/triple occupancy
$594.00 per person/quad occupancy                                   
$734.00 single

Includes:  2 nights hotel accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner dance, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Moon Rock Party, Planetarium with box lunch, West Side Market, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposits:
$100.00 per person with booking
May 8, 2019:  Second $100.00 per person
June 22, 2019:  Final Payment 

Price Per Person/Occupancy

 

Mt. Rushmore, Dakotas, Badlands
September 22 – 28, 2019


 

We board the bus and travel to the spectacular Black Hills! This may be a trip that you can check off your bucket list. 

Sun., Sept. 22: We travel to Albert Lea, MN with lunch (on your own) and comfort stops along the way. Tonight’s Welcome Dinner is included at Green Mill Restaurant next to the hotel. We overnight at Country Inn and Suites In Albert Lea, MN.

Mon., Sept. 23: Breakfast is included at the hotel before our departure to the Black Hills. We have time to freshen up after checking in at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City before our Welcome Dinner at the hotel. Relax this evening before beginning our big adventure in the morning.

Tues., Sept. 24: Breakfast at the hotel in the morning before departing for the Big Thunder Gold Mine, where we will tour the mine, along with learning how to Pan at the end of the tour. We then travel to Mt. Rushmore to admire the National Monument and browse through the wonderful exhibits and the abundance of information. We will then take the back road to see the Crazy Horse Monument which, once it is completed, will be the largest mountain carving in the world. You will have time to take lunch on your own at Crazy Horse. After visiting Crazy Horse, with time to explore the museum with all the marvelous exhibits and spectacular art, we will head back towards Rapid City early afternoon where we will drop you off downtown to explore the local area and perhaps wander around the Presidents Walk. We return to the hotel where we will have time to freshen up before leaving for our included dinner. 

                                                                                                 

Wed., Sept. 25: After breakfast at the hotel this morning we head eastward to the Badlands National Park. You will see some of the most breathtaking and unique scenery as we drive around the park, with a stop at the recently remodeled Ben Reifel Visitors Center. Take time to admire the exhibits and watch the award winning video. We begin the drive back to Rapid city, stopping at the legendary Wall Drug, giving you time to take in all it has to offer and enjoy lunch on your own. We arrive back at the hotel mid-afternoon for a rest and recharge. 

                                    

Late afternoon we leave the hotel for our next stop – A fun-filled evening at the Ft. Hays Chuck Wagon Supper and Show where you will enjoy mouth-watering food, have time to browse parts of the original “Dance with Wolves” film set, and enjoy the Black Hills most popular music variety show. 

                                                                                       

After the show, we travel to Mt. Rushmore for the evening performance and lighting ceremony, which is considered to be the most spectacular program at Mt. Rushmore. 

Thurs., Sept. 26: Breakfast at the hotel before departing and traveling to Custer State Park to enjoy our drive around the Wildlife Loop, with opportunity to see the amazing buffalo & pronghorn. We enjoy a group lunch (on your own) at the State Game Lodge – a beautiful historic building. The State Game Lodge is a gracious native stone and wood lodge built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It served as the summer “White House” for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. After lunch we travel the scenic back roads to Deadwood. The entire city of Deadwood is on the National Historic Register and has been carefully restored to accurately reflect its history. We will stop in Deadwood to admire the extensive Victorian architecture that is unique to the West and imperative to that “Wild West” charm. You will have some free time to explore Deadwood before our feast of a supper at the Silverado. 

Fri., Sept. 27: Alas, the time has come to leave the Black Hills and travel back to Albert Lea, MN to overnight at Country Inn and Suites. 

Sat., Sept. 28: Breakfast is included at the hotel before our departure for home with wonderful memories of the fantastic area of the Black Hills of South Dakota.                                              
Walk Rate = 4

$1,984.00 per person/double occupancy 
$2,579.00 single

Includes: 6 nights accommodations, Sightseeing as list in the itinerary, Ft. Hay Chuckwagon Supper & Show, Breakfast each morning, Dinner each evening, Baggage handling, Motor coach transportation, and Driver tip.

$200.00 Deposit with booking
Final payment due: July 21, 2019

Per Person/Occupancy

Lovable Spirits of Louisville
October 29 – November 1, 2019
!!! Sorry – No South Bend North or LaPorte Pickups !!!

Day 1, Tuesday, October 29 - The Phantom’s Masquerade:  The Phantom's Masquerade is a costume party and gala dinner at Louisville’s oldest theater, the Municipal Auditorium. Masks and disguises are encouraged (not required) to build the enthusiasm and provide visual excitement. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to their dinner tables with Strolling Musicians, Phantom Violinists and Gypsy Dancers. During the meal, a cash bar will be available.  At the conclusion of dinner, guests enter an acoustically perfect theater. One of the most remarkable concert halls in America, it is home to the world’s largest Pilcher Pipe Organ with more than 5200 pipes. It provides a rich unequaled sound that will fill the room with the drama and passion as you watch the original 1925 silent movie “The Phantom of The Opera” starring Lon Chaney, with the theater’s Master Organist playing the original score.

Day 2 Wednesday, October 30 -  Suburban Bourbon Trail.  Your daytime focus is the Suburban Trail where the most famous brands of bourbon call Kentucky home. Today, we visit two suburban Louisville Distilleries and learn about the history of bourbon in Kentucky, the distillery process and enjoy a tasting.

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular and The Crypt Kicker Five.  At 5:30 pm, we gather in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom for a rock n’ roll, trick-or-treat dinner show. The menu is filled with ghoulish delights - a plated meal with salad, entrée and vegetables ending with a nice slice of Jack O-Lantern Pie for dessert. Dinner is followed by an hour of live music from the costumed "Crypt-Kicker Five" who perform rock songs from the 60’s and 70’s and will have a couple of Halloween numbers ready for you.  After dinner and the first music set, we depart for Louisville’s Iroquois Park and stroll through the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Country Living magazine called it the “#1 Halloween Event in the Country” and we believe it may well be the highlight of your tour. There are 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins along a 1,500 foot promenade through the park. It's a veritable light show, Just imagine the flickering glow from magical displays depicting people, places and scenes, a menagerie from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between – all Jack O-Lanterns are completed in painstaking minute detail. The displays are accompanied by music and docents to help you along.  More Dancing with The Crypt Kicker Five - At the conclusion of the tour, we return to the Crown Plaza where goodness gracious sakes alive, there’s more dancing tonight with "The Crypt-Kicker Five."

Day 3 Thursday, October 31 - Indiana Cavern Cruise and Mega Cavern.   Today’s feature is the Indiana Cavern Cruise & Mega Cavern. We start in nearby Corydon, IN with a visit to Indiana Caverns. Here 110 feet underground we enjoy a cruise. Then ride the Louisville Mega Cavern Tram Tour that twists and turns through part of 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville, KY.  

The Headless Horseman’s Holiday Party.  Tonight’s Special Event is “The Headless Horseman’s Holiday Party.” Guests will be treated to a haunted tour of Churchill Downs, where perhaps the Horseman may be riding around. This is a behind-the-scenes and beyond-reality tour. It’s like time travel to meet the spirits on the dark side of the track. You hear the legends and lore of both the supernatural and the spooktacular. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Cemetery and climb to the sixth floor of Churchill Downs (elevators available), where between the twin spires of the world’s most famous Racetrack you learn about her ghosts.  With Dinner, Music and Fun - Dinner is included at food stations scattered throughout The Kentucky Derby Museum. You will find the building is uniquely decorated and filled with a variety of friendly Spirits. There will be Fortune Tellers, Gypsies, and Wicked Creatures, scattered among the exhibits. There are acrobatic ghosts and witches flying across the ceiling, plus a devilish DJ with a festive Dance Floor playing Halloween Songs and Videos - everything from “The Monster Mash,” to Bette Midler’s “Hocus Pocus” and the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil.”  It’s a spellbinding evening of haunting humor, laughs and lunacy, music and madness. It's the Horseman's annual gathering, a ghoulish, galloping, goodtime event.

Day 4 Friday, November 1 - Departure Day.  Waking this morning you pack bags, fist bump your roommate, and shout, “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts” before traveling home.                       Walk Rate = 3

$844.00 per person/double occupancy                      
$814.00 per person/triple occupancy
$794.00 per person/quad occupancy                         
$1,044.00 single


Includes
:  3 night accommodations at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 3 hotel breakfasts, 3 dinners, The Phantom’s Masquerade, Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, The Crypt Kicker Five, Headless Horseman’s Holiday Party at Churchill Downs, Suburban Bourbon Trail, Indiana Cavern Cruise, Mega Cavern, Luggage Handling, Moto Coach Transportation, and Driver Tip.

Deposit:  $100.00 per person

Final Payment Due:  August 5, 2019

Per Person/Occupancy

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