AMISH COUNTRY – 12 Days | May 23 & September 20, 2020
- Double $2,599
- Single $3,549
Meals Include: • All Breakfasts • 1 Lunch • 1 Dinner at an Amish Home • 1 Chicken Dinner at Zehnder's
REDESIGNED ITINERARY WITH NEW ATTRACTIONS!
Tour Presentation: January 9, February 6, and March 26, 2020, at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Please call or email to RSVP.
DEPOSIT: $200 per person, plus optional travel insurance. Final payment due 45 days before departure date.
$50 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made 90 days before departure.
Day 1 Winnipeg – Minneapolis, MN Today you enter the United States and travel through North Dakota into Minnesota.
Day 2 Minneapolis – Chicago, IL Area Your travels take you southeast today as we enter Wisconsin, America’s dairyland. You’ll pass green pastures and rolling meadows along the edge of the Wisconsin Dells as we head to the Chicago area for the night.
Day 3 Chicago – Nappanee, IN (2 NIGHTS) Indiana’s Amish countryside is a colourful combination of fertile farms and villages. You will be introduced to the ways of the Amish during your 2- night stay in Nappanee. This evening, enjoy the warm melodies and romantic story of Plain & Fancy, a musical comedy portraying the story of Amish life and love.
DAY 4 NAPPANEE AREA Take a step back in time as you spend the day in this Amish County. Visiting the world-famous Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction with hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture. This small community comes alive with a truly one of a kind atmosphere. It’s hard not to find a friendly face on these streets! Tour Menno-Hof this afternoon and discover the simple pleasures of the Mennonite and Amish ways of life. Menno-Hof’s multi-image presentations, historical environments and colourful displays take you on a fascinating journey.
DAY 5 NAPPANEE – BERLIN, OH (4 NIGHTS) Today you will arrive for a 4-night stay in the region containing the largest settlement of Amish people in North America.
DAY 6 – 8 NEW PHILADELPHIA AREA During your stay in the area a local guide will provide an informative Tour through Ohio’s Amish Country. You’ll learn about the religious beliefs, work ethics and traditional practices of the Amish people.
While in the area, take in the sights at places like Miller’s Dry Goods and Quilt shop, Keim Lumber, Homestead Furniture, Coblentz Chocolate Factory, Millersburg Victorian Mansion and Glass Museum and the Guggisberg Cheese Factory. We’ll make a special visit to Warther Carvings. World Master Carver, Mr. Warther, has spent a lifetime re-creating the history of the steam engine in ebony and ivory. Mrs. Warther’s amazing collection of 73,000 buttons are on display, arranged in beautiful designs and view her lovely Swiss flower garden. When we visit Walnut Creek Cheese bulk foods and country store, be sure to try their crowd favourite Haystack Meals!
Visit Mattie Hershberger Baskets for a demonstration, and a stop at Schrock Buggy Works to see where Amish buggies are made and assembled. On our way back to the hotel, we will also stop to see the World’s largest Cuckoo Clock. While in the area, one of the highlights will be a traditional Family-Style Meal at an Amish Home. The menu will include roast turkey, dressing, coleslaw, potatoes, vegetables and assorted pies! Afterwards we will stir things up and learn to make peanut butter whip and take some home.
Make a stop at Lehman’s Hardware Store – the store that time forgot. When you step into the 1840s era barn, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back 100 years in time. Museum-quality antiques line the walls. Products you’re sure were discontinued years ago, are still available here for sale. We will enjoy a candle carving demo at Lamp and Light Candle, and you will also have a free afternoon to explore. On one of our evenings, enjoy a dinner at the hotel banquet room with Amish wedding chicken, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, salad and Ho Ho cake for dessert!
DAY 9 NEW PHILADELPHIA – BIRCH RUN, MI Today, we visit Frankenmuth – famous for its German atmosphere and food. After an early check-in at our hotel, a unique shopping experience awaits us at Bronner’s Christmas Store. Tonight, we enjoy a traditional Bavarian-style chicken dinner.
DAY 10 BIRCH RUN – IRON MOUNTAIN, MI Proceeding northward, arrive in the resort town of Mackinaw City. After lunch, we cross the 5-mile long Mackinac Straits Bridge and journey westward along the north rim of Lake Michigan to arrive in Iron Mountain for the evening.
DAY 11 IRON MOUNTAIN – BEMIDJI, MN Our journey continues westward through the port of Duluth, located at the western tip of Lake Superior.
DAY 12 BEMIDJI – WINNIPEG, MB Today you re-enter Canada via the duty-free shop at Pembina, ND.
- Luxury Motorcoach
- Quality Accommodations
- Passport Required