"THUNDER OVER THE BOARWALK" Atlantic City
Wednesday, September 2
Atlantic City is once again excited to welcome the US Navy Blue Angels back to the "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" for the first time since 2006! We also expect to have the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team back for August. Other performers and participants will be announced later in the spring of 2015. Check out some of the most amazing military and civilian aircraft in the world as pilots perform flyovers and daring stunts over the Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk.
Cost: $40.00 per person includes transportation and casino rebate to be determined.
Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel
September 13 - 18
Day 1, Sunday, September 13
Travel to Dearborn, MI for 1 night stay at the Best Western Greenfield Inn
Amenities: 100% Smoke-free, Full Size Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna & Pub
Dinner included this evening at the hotel.
Day 2, Monday, September 14
Full American Breakfast included at the hotel.
Henry Ford Museum—America's Greatest History Attraction, is the place where authentic American people, places and things captivate and inspire visitors of all ages. 200 acres of invention, inspiration and innovation. 300 years of history. 26 million artifacts in an eye-opening and mind-blowing collection started by Henry Ford himself. Lunch on your own today at the museum.
Bronner's Christmas Village—The World's Largest Christmas Store is in Michigan's Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth. The sights, sounds, and spirit of CHRISTmas completely surround you at this amazing store, which is the size of 1 ½ football fields. Bronner's is overflowing with 50,000 trims and gifts.
Check in at the Bavarian Inn Lodge—A true German Hotel in Frankenmuth in all of its Olde World, European flavor.
Dinner included at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant—Enjoy a delightful evening of light entertainment and delicious cuisine. A variety of music will accompany your meal, highlighted with the singing of the famous German "Schnitzelbank Song".
After dinner be sure to visit The Bavarian Inn Glockenspiel Tower which houses a magnificent 35-bell carillon, a beautiful figurine movement and an illuminated clock, all imported from Germany! At 9pm the Bavarian Inn Glockenspiel plays several selections which are immediately followed by figurine movement depicting the legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln.
Day 3, Tuesday, September 15
Hot breakfast buffet included at the hotel.
Enjoy a guided Frankenmuth city tour before departing Frankenmuth. Lunch on your own en route to Mackinaw City.
Check into the Clarion Hotel Beachfront, Mackinaw City
Amenities: Indoor heated pool, private beach
Enjoy a guided Mackinaw City & "Mighty Mac" Bridge Tour
Dinner included at 'Neath the Birches—While dining, bird watching becomes a very fascinating experience and wild animals are often seen strolling across the lawn.
Day 4, Wednesday, September 16
Hot breakfast included at the hotel. Then depart with our guide for the World's Largest Summer Hotel—Grand Hotel! Enjoy a by-gone era of old world hospitality and charm. Return to the time of horse-drawn carriages rides, self-guided tour of the hotel and Grand Luncheon Buffet. There's nothing like the gentle clip clop of horses on Mackinac Island. Carriage tours offer narrated island tours, starting downtown and stopping along the way at points of interest.
Enjoy the Grand Luncheon Buffet at the Grand Hotel. Throughout the history of Grand Hotel, dining has been one of the brightest highlights of the guest experience, and every meal is truly special, thanks to exceptional food, service and ambiance. The legendary Buffet is a distinct highlight of the Grand Hotel experience.
Fort Mackinac is a National Historic Landmark and the sentinel of the Straits of Mackinac for 224 years. Guides are dressed in period costumes. You'll witness cannon and rifle firing demonstrations, explore the real history of Mackinac in 14 original buildings filled with period settings, exhibits and videos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the harbor.
Downtown Mackinac Island—Historic Downtown Mackinac Island features fur trade era homes and shops, as well as grand Victorian cottages. You will find a unique variety of shops and restaurants on Mackinac Island. Art galleries and world-famous fudge shops abound. Dinner included this evening at Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant.
Day 5, Thursday, September 17
Hot breakfast included at the hotel.
Greenfield Village—Get a feel for American life in a different era . This village showcases everyday activities of citizens living in the 18th and 19th centuries. You'll find demonstrations of typesetting, blacksmithing, and glass blowing. Visit Thomas Edison's Menlo Park workshop, as well as other historic homes relocated from across the country. There's a working farm in the village and you can watch baseball games played with the rules from the 1860s. Ride pass included for a train ride, Model-T, Horse Carriages and more! Lunch included at Eagle Tavern.
Check in at the Best Western Greenfield. Dinner included this evening at the hotel.
Day 6, Friday, September 18
Full American Breakfast included at the hotel. Depart for home.
$950 per person, 2 per room
$850 per person, 3 per room
$800 per person, 4 per room
$1200 single occupancy
Cost Includes: Transportation, 5 Night's Lodging with luggage handling, 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners, Guide Service & Gratuity, Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Bronner's Christmas Village, Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel, Island Carriage Ride, Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City Tour, Frankenmuth City Tour, Taxes and Gratuities.
NEW YORK CITY
Saturday, September 19
We'll arrive in NYC at 11am and depart at 8pm so the day is yours to do as you please. Drop off location is 51st Street & 7th Avenue. For those interested, today is the 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro. This is New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Passengers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival.
Individual Broadway Show tickets available. Contact us today for tickets to your favorite show!
Cost: $48.00 per person includes transportation.
THE CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE
Saturday, September 26
Visitors to the Walkersville Southern Railroad Museum will be treated to an operating model railroad (HO scale) known as the "Monocacy Valley Railroad. Then, all aboard the Walkersville Southern Railroad for an exciting ride! Union and Confederate re-enactors will be on the train and in the bushes trackside. Caution! There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park.
Enjoy a buffet lunch at Boston Market, included.
This afternoon includes the interactive experience that is the National Museum of Civil War Medicine not only gives a snapshot of Civil War medicine, including dentistry, veterinary medicine and medical evacuation, it allows visitors to put faces and names to those who fought, were injured, the surgeons and caregivers who tended them. The experience is a personal one, engaging visitors in the stories of soldiers, surgeons, hospital stewards, nurses and those who volunteered, as they gain an understanding of the medical advances of the time. For some, a bit of family history may be found as well.
Cost: $77 adults, $71 ages 3-12 includes transportation, Civil War Train Ride, buffet lunch at Boston Market, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, taxes and gratuity.