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Tunica Casinos & Graceland
October 20 - 23, 2020
!!! DATE CHANGE !!!


We haven’t visited Tunica, Mississippi and Graceland for a few years and I thought it was time to list it again. (Not to mention that I’ve had people asking for it.) There have been a few changes made down there – Resorts is permanently closed and Bally’s is now 1st Jackpot Casino. Our overnight accommodations will be at Gold Strike Casino & Hotel, which is just a few steps away from 2 other casinos. Throughout our stay, we will visit 1st Jackpot Casino, Hollywood Casino, and Fitzgerald’s. We will receive either $5.00 or $10.00 in slot play at each of the casinos we visit, as well as a buffet meal. 

On April 23, we will make the short trip to Memphis and tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. This is a walking audio tour through the main level of the house, as well as the basement area where they held recording sessions. There are out-buildings which hold Elvis's father's office, another building with Elvis's performing costumes, Gold records, and Elvis and Priscilla's personal clothing.  Elvis's resting place, along with various family members, are outside before exiting the property at the swimming pool site.  I understand there have been several changes made to the area across the street from Graceland.                                       

Walk Rate = 2

 


$439.00 per person/double occupancy 
$549.00 single occupancy


Includes: 3 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, visits to 3 casinos listed above, admission to Graceland house, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $100.00 per person
Final Payment Due: September
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0, 2020

Per Person/Occupancy

Petoskey & Charlevoix, Michigan
June 22 – 24, 2020

 

Day 1, June 22, 2020

We travel to the beautiful harbor towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix, Michigan with our first stop being at the Music House Museum to take a step back into history and explore the wonders of an extensive collection of the finest and rarest automatic musical instruments.  The highlight is sure to be the 97-key Mortier dance organ, with the beauty of its 30-foot wide hand carved façade. 

 

 


Late afternoon, we arrive in the historic downtown Gaslight District at the historic Stafford’s Perry Hotel, where we will stay for the next 2 nights.  With beautiful views of Little Traverse Bay and easy access to quaint shops, this Petoskey Landmark since 1899 will make for a memorable experience.  With a little time to relax and freshen up, we are off to enjoy a delightful dinner at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, where the ambiance is always unforgettable.  This grand Victorian country inn on the shore of Little Traverse Bay will grace us with the charm of a bygone era and is the perfect ending to a grand day.

  We return to the Perry Hotel where you can finish the evening with a nightcap and conversation in the Noggin Room Pub.

  Day 2, June 23, 2020

This morning we enjoy a hot breakfast buffet at the hotel prior to a day of natural beauty and small town charm as we visit Charlevoix, Michigan.   

We start our day in the harbor town of Charlevoix where we will pick up our step-on guide for a tour of the “Hobbit Houses”, which are sometimes called “Mushroom Homes or Gnome Homes”.  The homes and architecture, designed by Earl A. Young, are constructed of ice age boulders and topped with wavy roofs, giving them a whimsical and enchanted look.  His work has made a lasting impression on Charlevoix and is well known throughout the world. 

Next we’re off to experience the majesty of a Renaissance Castle at Castle Farms.  We start with a guided tour rich in history with its original construction in 1918 to the present.  Our tour also includes Old-World European charm in the English gardens and cobblestone courtyards.  While at Castle Farms, we have a light lunch buffet of sandwiches and salads as we dine and feel like royalty in one of the designated gardens. 

Back in downtown Charlevoix the gentle breezes off the lake add to the pleasure of boutique shopping, strolling through the parks of the Yacht Basin, complete with a trout stream & interactive fountain,  (Great Place in America:  Public Places Award winner). 

 
Before returning to the hotel, we stop at Kilwin’s Chocolate Kitchen for a tour of their facility.  Who doesn’t like chocolate???  There is so much to choose from to satisfy the chocolate lover in all of us!

This evening we are delighted as Broadway comes to Boyne Highlands.  The Young Americans Dinner Theatre has entertained and enchanted old and young alike with handpicked top young talent from across the country.  This will truly be an unforgettable evening with sophisticated cuisine and Broadway Music.  A cash bar is available. 

 

Day 3, June 24, 2020

After a hot breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart with our step-ion guide as we enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery and learn about the history of Petoskey at the turn of the century, along with Ernest Hemingway’s experiences and connections here that inspired his first novel, The Torrents of Spring, and other writings.  During our tour we will make several stops as we travel north to Harbor Springs which holds the reigning title as one of the Midwest’s most exclusive resort areas, justly named the “Naples of the North”. 

Situated on Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, we will take time to enjoy lunch on our own.  Choose to dine overlooking the harbor, take a picnic lunch on a park bench, or visit a local favorite complete with an old fashioned soda fountain.  There is time allowed for shopping in the unique apparel stores, local specialty shops, and fine art galleries.  Of special note are the “Michigan Made” shops including Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, Bay Lavender Trading Company with soaps and lotions.  American Spoon offers specialty items made from locally grown fruits, and the Boyer Glassworks Studio and Gallery. 

We have a rest stop on the way home at Friske Orchards Farm Market and Country Haus where cherry lovers from all over the world visit while in the area.  Enjoy a piece of fruit pie (cherry or apple) and a beverage and step back in time in the General Store.

Walk Rate = 2

$639.00 per person/double occupancy
$799.00 single


Includes
:   2 nights hotel accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, Music House Museum, Gnome Homes, Castle Farms, Kilwin’s Chocolate Kitchen Tour, Young Americans Dinner Theatre, Petoskey and Harbor Springs guided tour, Friske Orchards, baggage handling, motor coach transportation, and driver tip

Deposit:  $100.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  May 12, 2020

Price Person/Occupancy

 

Detroit, Michigan
July 29 - 31, 2020


Day 1 - July 29: Our first stop is at The Henry Ford to explore its many exhibits, the contents of which no other museum can brag. The 
exhibits include "Driving America: The World's Premier Automotive Exhibition", "With Liberty and Justice for All", "Heroes of the Sky", "Presidential Limousines", and "Made in America". Our next stop is the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, a mansion located northeast of Detroit and stands on the site known as "Gaukler Point" on the shore of Lake St. Clair. The house became the residence of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford family in 1929 and begins with a video that provides an historic overview of the Ford Family. Knowledgeable guides lead us on a tour of the home to discover its stories and spectacular treasures. We then depart for our hotel - The Best Western Greenfield Inn for 2 nights. Dinner is included tonight at the hotel.

 




Day 2 - July 30
: Breakfast is included in the dining room at the hotel before de3parting for the Detroit Parade Company. This is a fun, eye-
popping venture into magical ParadeLand for a behind the scenes look at America's Thanksgiving Parade to learn about the Parade's fascinating history and explore the 200,000 square-foot storyland of floats and see how award-winning artisans bring them to life. We 
journey through the unique creative kingdom, marvel at the world's largest collection of papier-mache heads that resemble local icons and famous characters, as well as over 3,000 costumes in the costume shop warehouse, where a colorful array of characters come to life. We then arrive at The Detroit Shipping Company for lunch on your own at your choice of eateries. This is a restaurant collective and beer garden featuring five unique food-truck styke eateries, two full-service bars, a coffee and ice cream shop, a small outdoor state and gallery for local artisans and retailers - all constructed from refashioned shipping containers. The choice is your to make! 

We then head to Motown Museum (Hitrsville USA) to meet our guide for The Motown Experience Tour who will vividly relate the story of how Motown Records got its start and how now-famous singers rose from obscurity to international acclaim, based on talent, perseverance, and a little bit of luck. View 
the restored upper flat where Berry Gordy, Jr. lived during Motown's earliest years, as well as the legendary and inspiring Studio A where the Motown Sound was born and flourished. 

 

We depart with our guide for a tour of Detroit, ending at the Ford Piquette Plant, a former factory located within the Milwaukee Junction area of Detroit. Built in 1904, it was the second center of of automobile production for the Ford Motor Company, which created and first produced the Model T and was also the first factory where more than 100 cars were assembled in one day. Dinner is included at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

Day 3 - July 31: Breakfast is included in the hotel dining room before departing for the Rouge Factory Visitor Center for a self-guided five-
part experience that includes the Legacy Theatre, Art of Manufacturing Theatre, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant, and the Legacy 
Gallery. Learn of the triumphs and tragedies surrounding the Rouge, much of it told through rare, never-before-seen historic footage. The 
Manufacturing Innovation Theatre celebrates the engineering ingenuity behind the production of the all new aluminum body Ford F-150 
truck. The multi-sensory film experience comes complete with vibrating seats, gusts of wind, 3D projection mapping, and winking robots. 
View the world's largest living roof from the 80-foot-high Observation Deck. See where the new Ford F-150s are assembled in a new lean 
and flexible manufacturing plant on the Assembly Plant Walking Tour and view the final assembly process from an elevated walkway. View 
five historic vehicles made at the Rouge in the Legacy Gallery and hop in a new F-150. 

We then depart for Ann Arbor, where lunch is included before heading to Critchlow's Alligator Farm, home to hundreds of reptiles who have come there through adoption, donation, rescue, or from other institutions. No animals are bought, sold, or traded at the Alligator Sanctuary, which provides a comfortable home and care for these rescued animals for the remainder of their lives. Tour the facility, feed the alligators, and even have a chance to hold or touch one. We then depart for home after a unique, mixed experience which proves to be fun and informative.

Walk Rate = 3

 

 

 

$499.00 per person/double occupancy
$479.00 per person/triple occupancy
$454.00 per person/quad occupancy
$612.00 single

Includes:  2 nights accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, The Henry Ford, Ford Piquette Plant, Rouge Plant, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Motown Museum, The Parade Company, Guided Tour of Detroit, Crichlow's Alligator Sanctuary,  baggage handling, guide tip, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $75.00 per person
Balance Due:  June 19, 2020

Per Person/Occupancy

 

Boston, Massachusetts Tour
August 6 – 11, 2020

  We have a marvelous tour of Boston for you filled with the beauty of the east coast and the history of one of the oldest cities in the United States. 

Day 1, Aug. 6:  We board our motor coach to head east, overnighting at the Buffalo Grand Hotel in Buffalo, New York.  We will hop over to the American side of Niagara Falls to view the falls from that perspective before having dinner at Hard Rock Café before checking in to our hotel. 

 

 

Day 2, Aug. 7:  Breakfast at the hotel before departing for Boston.  Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant.

Day 3, Aug. 8:  Breakfast at the hotel prior to meeting our local guide at the hotel.  We travel a short distance to the city of Boston, the capital of and largest and oldest cities in the United States.  As the largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region.  Boston is the city where America’s roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history book.  Our guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail, as well as the Boston Commons and Public Gardens, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the gold-domed State House.

We enjoy free time for lunch and shopping at historic Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.  There will be time for a photo stop at Cheers. 

  A visit inside Old North Church is included.  This is the site where the sexton (a person who takes care of a church and rings the bells, etc.) , Robert Newman, climbed the steeple to hang the two lanterns which were the signal to Paul Revere.  It was the warning that the British were marching upon Lexington and Concord to seize the colonist’s military store there.  This led to the “shot heard around the world” in Concord and started the American Revolution on that fateful night of April 18, 1775.  The Church was built in 1723 and is the oldest church in Boston and still in operation, having an active congregation. 

Paul Revere House Tour:  “On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston’s North End and set out on a journey that would ultimately make him a legend.  Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark.  It is downtown Boston’s oldest building and one of the few remaining 17th-century dwellings in a large urban area in the United States.”  Quote excerpted from internet site.

 

Lunch on your own at Quincy Market.  For over 250 years, the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston’s residents.  You will feel the cobblestones beneath your feet, see roaming performers, and be able to taste the wonderfully diverse ethnic foods available to you.  There are 100 shops, carts, and artisans to offer treasures for you to take home with you.  You will have time to visit Faneuil Hall, which has served as a meeting hall and a place where merchants can market their wares since 1742.  Today the first floor is still a marketplace and the second floor is where you can see many a lively Boston debate! 

 

JFK Library and Museum:  The museum at the Kennedy Library captures the powerful story of the Kennedy years, giving visitors of all ages an uplifting “first-hand” experience of President Kennedy’s life, leadership, and legacy.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4, Aug. 9:   Breakfast at the hotel this morning before visiting the Charlestown Navy Yard run the by National Parks Service where you will see the USS Constitution Old Ironsides.  “Located I the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston on October 21st, 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.  Today, she is manned by an active U. S. Navy Crew.  We will have time to visit the Constitution Visitor’s Center with memorabilia and gifts, and the USS Constitution Museum, a private, non=profit museum which includes a theatre, over 3,000 historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and a gift shop.  Self-guided tours are available of the USS Cassin Young, a World War II Navy destroyer. 

NOTE:  All persons age 18 and older must present a valid Federal or State-issued I.D. or Passport to board the ship.

Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum:  We will have a personal “colonial character” guide.  The museum features full-scale replicas, artifacts, and interactive elements.  Meet “Sam Adams” and participate in the re-enactment of the destruction of the tea.  Board a tall ship and marvel at one of the only two known surviving tea crates. 

Sandwich Lunch is included at Abigail’s Tea Room, at the Tea Party Ships and Museum. 

We board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of Whale Watching as we travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed.  Try to spot a Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whale going about their daily business.  An onboard naturalist will introduce us to everything we see and will answer any questions about the whales, birds, fish, and lighthouses. 

 

Tavern Night Dinner at the Boston Tea Party Ships Tavern:  “The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum invites you to a night of colonial merrymaking!  Leave your 21st century troubles and cares behind, grab a mug of ale, and join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for the best hospitality in all of 18th century Boston!  Revel with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, Paul Revere, and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in song, and determine the fate of Colonial America!  Enjoy a savory colonial dinner, play authentic games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere.  Let joy be unfettered and laughter unchained with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters f Freedom!”  Excerpt from Boston Tea Party Ships   (This is the same room we have lunch in today, but is a totally different menu and experience).  Sample Rustic Fare, Revel with Prominent Bostonians, and the Best Hospitality in all of 18th Century Boston. 

Day 5, Aug. 10:  Breakfast at leisure at the hotel. 

Fenway Park Tour:  See behind the scenes at Fenway Park, home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox.   No two tours are alike and our group will see such things as the “Green Monster”, press box, Red Sox Hall of Fame Club which highlights 102 years of Red Sox history, priceless photos, memorabilia, Fenway’s 406 Club, the luxurious seating that also doubles as a tribute to Ted Williams and more.

Depart to return to the Buffalo Grand Hotel.  We will enjoy dinner at the Buffalo Grand Hotel, as we feel you will be happy to have a day with fewer activities after such hectic touring in Boston. 

Day 6, Aug. 11:  Breakfast at the hotel before departing for home.         

Walk Rate = 4

$1,867.00 per person/double occupancy
$2,475.00 single

Deposit:  $300.00 per person with booking
Final Payment Due:  June 26, 2020

Includes:             
Overnight room for 5 nights
5 breakfasts
1 lunch
5 dinners
JFK Library and Museum
Historic Boston Tour and Photo Stop at Cheers
Old North Church
Paul Revere House
Quincy Market
Faneuil Hall
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard with USS Constitution Tour
Whale Watch
Fenway Park Tour
Baggage handling
Motor Coach Transportation
Driver tip

Per Person/Occupancy

 

Soaring Eagle Casino & Cops and Doughnuts
August 24 – 26, 2020


If you have never visited Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, you are in for a treat. They not only offer the usual machines, but also offer table games. They have a large variety of eateries, as well as lovely shops between the hotel and the casino.
It can be a little bit of a walk from the hotel rooms to the casino, but you are welcome to call the desk and they will send a golf cart for you.  There is  a pool, as well as an outdoor hot tub and have a nice fire burning outdoors at night with a lounge area. 

You will receive $30.00 in free play each night and a $20.00 dining gift card each night. Please advise if you want a smoking or non-smoking room. (This cannot be guaranteed, but every effort will be made to comply.) On August 25, we will take a short ride to Cops and Doughnuts in Clare, Michigan – the original Cops and Doughnuts store. This is a fun place to visit with excellent pastries. There is a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in constant operation since 1896. This foundation business was within weeks of closing when the members of the Clare Police Department came to the rescue. All of them - that’s right - all nine members of the local police department banded together to save this historic business. A donut and beverage is included for everyone.                      Walk Rate = 2

Includes: Room accommodation, baggage handling, $30.00 in slot play each night, $20.00 food credit each night, snack at Cops and Doughnuts, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

$355.00 per person/double occupancy
$461.00 single occupancy


Deposit: $50.00 per person
Final Payment Due: July 3, 2020

Price Per Person/Occupancy

2-Day Mystery Trip
September 9 & 10, 2020

“Recipe For Fun”. Begin with adventurous people. Add 3 meals. Blend in a scenic cruise. Season with some interesting attractions. Decorate with the American Flag and other American memorabilia. Store for one night at a scenic location. The Result: An unsurpassed recipe for fun! 

Walk Rate = 2 – 3

Includes: All admissions, overnight accommodations, baggage handling, motor coach transportation, step-on guide tip, and driver tip.

$368.00 per person/double occupancy 
$351.00 per person/triple occupancy
$347.00 per person/quad occupancy 
$431.00 single


Deposit: $75.00 per person
Final Payment Due: August 1, 2020

Per Person/Occupancy

 

Pittsburgh, Lincoln Highway, 
Flight 93 Memorial, and Falling Water
September 12 – 15, 2020

Pittsburgh was once the steel making capital of the world, fueled by a rich patchwork of immigrant communities and an abundance of local natural resources. Today the city is called the Silicon Valley of the east, and is a robotics and technology hub where self-driving cars are on the streets. In this environment, filled with a storied past and innovative current character, travelers will explore a city where the past and future collide!  

Day 1 - Sat., Sept. 12:  We depart and head to Pittsburgh.  Arriving at the Omni William Penn, we have a bit of time to refresh for the evening.  Our local step-on guide will meet us in the lobby and head to the upper station of the Duquesne Incline for a roundtrip ride, and time for spectacular photos of Pittsburgh on the observation deck. The Incline is a Pittsburgh landmark and must-do. You will ride up and down Mt. Washington in recently restored, century-old classic wooden cable cars on one of the few remaining inclines in the country. You can also visit the interior of the incline and watch how the “old-fashioned” machinery operates to move two inclines with passengers up and down the 794-foot track to an elevation of 400 feet.  We depart from the upper station of the Duquesne Incline en route to the Gateway Clipper Dock for a Captain’s Dinner Cruise to enjoy a dinner buffet, music, dancing and fabulous views of the city skyline. Get up and dance, sit on the top deck and enjoy a cocktail, or take a stroll around the boat to experience a wonderful taste of Pittsburgh.  (Cash Bar)  After the cruise, we depart for the hotel for the evening.  (Dinner)

Day 2 – Sun, Sept. 13:   A hot American breakfast buffet at the hotel before departing with our guide for the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, where you will have time to explore on your own. One of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 55 species of concern.  We depart and arrive for lunch at the Church Brew Works restaurant. Housed in the former St. John the Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, the Church Brew Works serves elevated gastropub fare alongside their large collection of beers – brewed on the former altar of the church. The building dates to 1901, and was created to meet the needs of Polish, Italian and German immigrants who came to Pittsburgh to find work in the steel mills. The church closed its doors in 1993 after a restructuring of the Diocese. The Church Brew Works opened its doors in 1996 and is a Pittsburgh favorite! Depart the Church Brew Works en route to the Senator John Heinz History Center, where you will explore 250 years of Pittsburgh’s history on a 90-minute guided tour at this museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is housed in the former Chautauqua Lake Ice Company building. A sampling of some of the exhibits on display: Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, The Heinz Exhibition, From Slavery to Freedom, Glass: Shattering Notions, and Eyes of Pittsburgh. After the 90-minute guided tour, you will have time to explore the museum on own. The museum gift shop features local souvenirs and gifts for history buffs.   We make our way back to the hotel to refresh for dinner on your own at one of the many eateries at Market Square. We depart for The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Liberty Magic, located on the same block where Harry Houdini mesmerized Pittsburgh crowds in 1916 by escaping a straitjacket while hanging high above the city streets, Liberty Magic is an intimate venue that elevates the art of magic.  Our entertainer for the evening will be Guy Hollingworth in The Expert at the Card Table. A full-time barrister practicing intellectual property law, Guy Hollingworth has become world famous for his night job! He is considered one of London’s most skilled magicians specializing in a unique and original style of card conjuring. Directed by Neil Patrick Harris, and developed at London’s famed Menier Chocolate Factory, The Expert at the Card Table tells the riveting story of Milton Franklin Andrews, a con man wanted on charges of murder, card sharking, and railroading, who took his own life in 1905 as authorities were closing in. Amongst the fine clothing, stacks of cash and playing cards in the dingy boarding house where his body was discovered, the police found a copy of a rare magic book titled The Expert at the Card Table, by S.W. Erdnase. Over 90 riveting minutes, Guy shares some of this rare book’s secrets with demonstrations of unfathomable conjuring and incomparable card control, while recounting the tragic mystery of Milton Andrews, the finest card mechanic of his day. After the show, we head to the hotel for the evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 – Mon., Sept. 14:  Our step-on guide will meet us in the hotel lobby after breakfast at the hotel to depart for the day.  Our first stop will be the Big Mac Museum, which is not only a fully-functional McDonald’s Restaurant – it also celebrates the creation of the iconic burger by western Pennsylvania franchisee Jim Delligatti. He first served the sandwich to his customers in 1967. Take a tour of this museum, including a timeline of the sandwich’s history and various merchandise and packaging displays, and snap a photo with the 14-foot tall, 12-foot diameter Big Mac sculpture!  Feel free to grab a bite to eat on the bus onn your own.  We depart for the Flight 93 National Memorial to visit the Visitor Center and Memorial Plaza, and also view the new Tower of Voices. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of those planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. We’ll visit the site that commemorates the bravery of these American citizens.  We depart with a boxed lunch to the  Lincoln Highway Experience to discover 100+ years of Lincoln Highway history at the largest museum in America dedicated to sharing the story of the first coast-to-coast highway. This museum offers a slice of pie, a cup of joe, and a fun place for you to go! We depart and arrive at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s crowning achievement in organic architecture. Once the summer home of the Kaufman family (prominent Pittsburgh department store owners), Fallingwater is truly a country hideaway. Anchored into rock formations and built over a stream, the home appears to float over a waterfall, in harmony with nature. In 2019, Fallingwater was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The guided tour of Fallingwater will be one-hour long, having time to explore the grounds, café, and Museum Shop.  We depart to head for the hotel to refresh for dinner, enjoying a beautiful scenic trip through the Laurel Highlands.  We depart for dinner at Fogo de Chão Pittsburgh. Dinner will capture the authentic Brazilian Steakhouse experience with a traditional Caipirinha welcome drink, fire-roasted meats served from the skewers on which they were cooked, vegetables, decadent desserts, and genuine hospitality.  Dinner at Fogo de Chao is an experience in itself!  Then its back to the hotel for the evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4, Tuesday, Sept. 15:  Check-out of the hotel  Breakfast will not be served at the hotel.  Save room for breakfast, which will be served at our first stop today.  Our tour guide joins us again as we head to the National Aviary for Breakfast with the Birds! The National Aviary is America’s only indoor zoo dedicated exclusively to birds – more than 500 of them representing more than 150 species from around the world. Our morning begins with a private breakfast that includes a visit from a trainer who will introduce you to three of the National Aviary’s most popular birds. Afterwards, travelers have time for a self-guided tour of the Aviary’s signature walkthrough habitats, bringing to life colorful re-creations of natural environments that include free-flying birds rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world. Many of the Aviary’s residents are endangered, and preserving these species and their environments through education and research is central to the Aviary’s programming.  Depart and head to the  Andy Warhol Museum for a guided tour and time to explore on own. The famous pop artist was born and raised in Pittsburgh as the son of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants. Pittsburgh is home to the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The Warhol Museum tells Andy Warhol’s story and explores his legacy through the largest collection of Warhol Art and Archives in the world.  Depart for the most scenic lunch in town at LeMont Restaurant. This classic Pittsburgh restaurant has incredible views overlooking downtown Pittsburgh from the top of Mount Washington. Before departing for home with wonderful memories of our new-found eye-opener of what Pittsburgh is today!  (Breakfast with the Birds, Lunch)

Walk Rate = 3

Includes: Duquesne Incline, Gateway Clipper Dinner Cruise, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Senator John Heinz History Center, Liberty Magic Show, Big Mac Museum, Flight 93 National Memorial, Lincoln Highway Experience, Fallingwater, National Aviary Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Fogo de Chao Dinner, 3 nights room accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 2lunches, 2 dinners, motor coach transportation, step-on guide tip, housekeeping gratuity, baggage handling, and driver tip. 

$1,199.00 per person/double occupancy                                               
$1,181.00 per person/triple occupancy
$1,136.00 per person/quad occupancy                                   
$1,577.00 single occupancy

Deposit:  $400.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  August 2, 2020  

Per Person/Occupancy

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