Summer in the City (Pattern 1)

$45.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Guided tour of Boston Edison Historic District
    The Boston-Edison Historic District is an instantly recognizable address in the heart of Detroit, containing over 900 homes. Most homes were constructed between 1905 and 1925 and range in size from modest two-story venaculars to impressive mansions. Early residents of Boston-Edison include Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Sebastian Kresge, Joe Louis, Willie Horton and more! Many of the houses are eclectic, combining elements of various styles. Houses are constructed of genuine natural materials, many of which are not available today or are too expensive to use in new construction. Architects designed each home individually. Skillful craftsmen built them by hand.
  • Andiamo Riverfront (included lunch)
    Enjoy exciting downtown Detroit at the water’s edge in the beautiful GM Renaissance Center Wintergarden.
  • Free Time at Detroit’s River Walk
    Located at Rivard Plaza, it is home to many Riverfront Highlights, including the Cullen Family Carousel, an in-laid granite map of the Detroit River, a standing glass sculptured map of the St. Lawrence Seaway, fountains and gardens.

Summer in the City (Pattern 2)

$45.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Guided tour of Boston Edison Historic District
    The Boston-Edison Historic District is an instantly recognizable address in the heart of Detroit, containing over 900 homes. Most homes were constructed between 1905 and 1925 and range in size from modest two-story venaculars to impressive mansions. Early residents of Boston-Edison include Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Sebastian Kresge, Joe Louis, Willie Horton and more! Many of the houses are eclectic, combining elements of various styles. Houses are constructed of genuine natural materials, many of which are not available today or are too expensive to use in new construction. Architects designed each home individually. Skillful craftsmen built them by hand.
  • Dakota Inn Rathskeller (included lunch)
    Karl Kurz, grandfather of present owner Karl E. Kurz, opened the Dakota Inn Rathskeller on August 1, 1933.  EIGHTY years later, Detroit’s only authentic German bar is still going strong!
  • Rust Belt Market (shopping time)
    The Rust Belt Market features carefully curated vintage pieces, from photography to clothing to salvaged furniture. Open only on the weekends, the shop regularly rotates the inventory and hosts a variety of local vendors. This giant retail space also features live music from local musicians. This local hotspot is a must visit for one-of-a-kind Detroit treasures.

Fox Theatre - André Rieu

$165.00

September 18, 2018

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Included dinner at a popular local restaurant
  • Fox Theatre (8:00pm showtime, main floor seating)
    Fox Theatre Detroit is a beautiful theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Opened in 1928 as the flagship movie palace for the Fox Theatre Chain, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Fox has a capacity of 5,048 seats and plays host to many top shows and events.
  • André Rieu
    Musical phenomenon and the iconic “King of Waltz,” André Rieu, will return to the Fox Theatre as on eof only eleven select concert performances confirmed this fall. André and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest orchestra in the world) created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. Anrdé’s concerts are a feast not only for the ears but also the eyes! Having received over 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of YouTube views, André is one of the biggest touring artists in the world. His album “Shall We Dance” is out on Decca Gold.

Holland Tulip Time

$89.00

May 9, 2018

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Beechwood Inn (included lunch)
    The Beechwood Inn has been providing the highest quality food and service for over 40 years. Make sure you come hungry, because this family style lunch will be sure to fill you up with the many delicious dishes that will be served.
  • Free time for shopping in downtown Holland
    On 8th Street you’ll find national retailers such as Talbot’s, Chico’s and White House Black Market along with a variety of local botiques and gift stores. You’ll also find the famous Kilwin’s Candy Story in the same area.
  • Windmill Island Gardens
    A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features a 250 year old working Dutch windmill “De Zwaan” (meaning graceful bird) that reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades. It’s the focal point to 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.

Jackson Historic Prison Tour

$93.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Armory Arts Village
    Visit the “Old Prison,” now Armory Arts Village, a resident artists’ community, for a tour “From Historic Prison to Artistic Vision.” Experience more tales of this intriguing prison history while visiting the old solitary area, viewing murals depicting the unique prison history and painted by two resident muralists. Enter the brick, mortar, and stone Grand Gallery with its windows still lined by prison bars and built entirely by prison labor. Meet an artist in a studio formerly a cell block, and see an apartment, once 36 cells. You will definitely hear the echoes of thousands of inmates past. Prison tour concludes in the Grand Gallery/Old Prison Gift Shop where you can purchase souvenirs of your prison tour as well as arts, crafts and jewelery from resident artists.
  • Steve’s Ranch (included lunch)
  • Cell Block 7 Museum
    When Michigan’s first prison became too small to house its increasing population, a new modern penitentiary was planned. It was completed in 1934 and soon became the largest walled prison in the world with over 5,000 inmates. Until 2007, Cell Block 7 was an active part of the penitentiary. It’s hard to imagine how it must have felt to spend your days confined to a small cell. To be told when to sleep, to rise, to bathe, to eat, to work. Inmates staged riots to demand better conditions. Countless convicts risked their lives to escape. They climbed over walls, tunneled under walls; one even made off in a helicopter - right from this prison. While you’re spending time at Cell Block 7, you won’t have to try to imagine prison life; you’ll feel it, experience it; and it’s as close to prison as you’ll ever want to get. The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum is independently operated by the Ella Sharp Museum.

Put-In-Bay

$94.00

July 10, 2018

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Ferry Rides
    Between Sandusky, Kelley Island, & Put-in-Bay.
  • Free time on Kelley Island (shopping & sightseeing)
    Browse amongst the unique gift and clothing shops, wantder through Memorial Park or rent a golf cart to explore the island.
  • Narrated Luncheon Cruise (included lunch)
    Enjoy this narrated cruise from Kelley Island to Put-In-Bay while dining on a deli buffet consisting of meats, breads, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onion, condiments, side dishes, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Put-In-Bay Island Tour
    Enjoy a narrated tour aboard the tour train. Points of interest will included:
  • Perry’s International Peace Memorial (visitor center)
    Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S.
  • Heineman Winery
    You can walk amidst the huge wooden casks and grape presses, and see and smell the preparation of the twelve varieties of island wines.
  • Butterfly House at Perry’s Cave
    This 4000 square foot aviary houses over 500 different types of exotic butterflies from all over the world. Relax with soothing music as butterflies flit all around.

Pioneer Trail Wine Around

$76.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards (included lunch & wine tasting)
    Family owned and operated, Sandhill Crane Vineyards uses only the finest local produce for our handcrafted wines, made right on the premises. Our winemaker is known for her wide range of clean, rich, complex wines. Made lovingly in small batches, the tasting list includes well-balanced acidic white wines, rich reds, flavorful fruit wines, and delicious sweet-tart dessert wines.
    Everyone can taste up to 8 wines and get a souvenir wine glass.
  • Cherry Creek Cellars (wine tasting)
    For over 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have been making wines in this country for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Nestled in the Irish Hills, minutes from several lakes and Michigan International Speedway, John & Denise Burtka have created a new destination for wine lovers. Based on their European roots, they built a boutique winery that makes award winning wines, using old world hand crafting. Located in a historic 1870 schoolhouse, this is one stop you don't want to miss! Come and taste our Award Winning Wines at the knotty pine bar. Sample Cherry Creeks freshly made Butter Fudge, or taste their Michigan Cherry Preserves. Sample gourmet items like fresh pressed Artisan Olive Oil or 18 year old Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Italy, all bottled on site for you.
    Everyone can taste up to 5 wines and get a souvenir wine glass.
  • Flying Otter Vineyard (wine tasting & snacks)
    In May 2005, Flying Otter Vineyard began with the first planting by the Utter family of Adrian. Since those humble beginnings, the winery has produced a variety of popular red, white, rose and dessert wines and become a popular destination with the addition of Wine Down Saturdays featuring live entertainment in the outdoor pavilion overlooking the vineyard.
    Everyone can taste up to 6 wines and get cheese, crackers and a souvenir wine glass.

Cruisin' the Gilmore

$76.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Rykse’s Restaurant (included lunch)
    Founded in 1986, Rykse’s is a family owned and operated business. They are committed to serving the freshest foods daily. The menu is derived from what they do best; baking their own breads daily, creating mouth-watering desserts from scratch and using only the finest ingredients.
  • Gilmore Car Museum
    Walk right up to automotive history at the Gilmore Car Museum as we browse through the collections and exhibit after exhibit of incredible vehicles, in a most memorable setting. There are nearly 400 vehicles and the range of brands and models is breathtaking - everything from Model A’s to Cadillacs, Pierce-Arrows to Duesenbergs, Studebaker to Chevrolet and more. The exhibits capture the best of each automotive era - cars from the Nickel and Brass Eras to the Classics and Post-War plus favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s. See a beautifully recreated 1948 dealership, a 1920s gas station with a full service work bay and gas pumps where gas is always 18 cents a gallon, hood ornaments and automotive mascots and much more! The Blue Moon Diner is the authentic 1941 Silk City Diner. In 2004, this gem was moved from Meriden Connecticut to the museum, where it was meticulously restored.
    Everyone will receive an ice cream from the Blue Moon Diner.

District Detroit

$78.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Guided tour of Little Caesars Arena
    The new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, it opened in September 2017. We’ll take a guided tour to experience the brand-new state-of-the-art facility and see several behind-the-scenes areas.
  • Pizza Papalis (included lunch)
    The first Pizza Papalis opened on Monroe St. in Detroit in 1986. They use only the best and freshest ingredients.
  • Greektown Casino (3 hours)
    You will be greeted by sparkling chandeliers, sweeping stone staircases and murals of the Greek Isles. With more than 2,500 of the most exciting slots and video poker machines, action-packed table games and a live Poker Room, Greektown Casino in Detroit is 100,000 square feet of pure gaming thrills!

Quilt Garden Tour

$85.00

Various Dates

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Barn Door Quilt Garden (shopping & quilt garden viewing)
  • Das Dutchmen Essenhaus (included Threshers Lunch)
    Far and wide, their family-style dining is what they have become best known for. Using genuine Amish recipes passed down through the generations create old-fashioned family traditions in the 21st century.
  • Krider “World’s Fair” Garden
  • Shipshewana Flea Market (shopping)
    The Shipshewana Flea Market is the Midwest’s largest flea market with nearly 900 booths in 26 outdoor aisles, so be prepared for walking. The vendors consist of artisans, crafters, flea market dealers and retail business owners. Finished and unfinished pine furniture, handmade crafts, toys, home decor, handmade jewelry, cleaning products, clothing, homemade jams, jellies and cookies, 14 kt. gold and sterling jewelry are just a few of the products at the show.

Soaring Eagle Casino - Lee Greenwood

$42.00

May 14, 2018

1 Day Trip

Featuring:

  • Free time to gamble at the Soaring Eagle Casino
    Located in Mt. Pleasant, MI; the Soaring Eagle Casino is operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The complex is amazing - it covers an area of 3 football fields - and contains 4000 slot machines and 90 table games, featuring Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Roulette. Good luck, and have a great day at the Soaring Eagle Casino!
    * Everyone will receive $10.00 in coin & a $5.00 food voucher!
  • Lee Greenwood
    Lee Greenwood’s biggest hit “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America! Other hits include, “Ring on Her Finger,” “Time on Her Hands,” “Holdin’ a Good Hand” and “She’s Lyin.” He has won numerous industry accolades and continues to write and sing still today, fueling his already stellar career! Come see the legend himself at Soaring Eagle Casino!