Departing from Bismarck with pickups on I-94. Pickups from Dickinson also available. Join host Gloria Little for this extremely popular tour.
Gloria has 20 years experience in the travel industry as both a Travel Consultant and a Tour Director. Gloria loves to travel, and you will enjoy traveling with her as she shows you some of her favorite destinations.
Your adventure filled fall journey begins today as we depart from Bismarck, North Dakota. Tonight, we stop in Roseville, MN for our welcome dinner and overnight. (D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we continue on our journey. We stop at Portage, Indiana, this evening for our overnight. Attention guys– Bass Pro Shop is just down the street! (CB)
We travel to Ohio and visit Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history village. Visit at your leisure with costumed guides and working craftsmen in the historic homes & shops. An all-you-can eat lunch buffet is included at the Barn Restaurant, originally built in 1861! After lunch, we continue on to Pennsylvania for our overnight. (CB, L)
Today we travel to Amish Country in Pennsylvania. Enjoy a delicious homemade Pennsylvania Dutch family-style lunch, followed by a tour of an Old Order Amish Homestead, Amish farmlands tour, and F/X Theatre presentation, “Jacob’s Choice.” (CB, L)
Our destination today is New York City. Late morning we will board a ferry at Liberty State Park, located near Jersey City, NJ, to visit Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty. Our home for the next two nights is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan! You will have the evening free to explore the sights and sounds of Midtown Manhattan on your own. (CB)
A local guide joins us for a 4-hour tour of New York City. Following our tour we will visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum & Memorial Plaza which displays artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery from that life changing day in 2001. This evening we will attend a Broadway show.
Today we travel to Plymouth, MA, and experience the Pilgrims life at Plimoth Plantation. Travel back to the year 1627, seven years after the voyage of the Mayflower. Our home for the next two nights is in the Boston, MA area.
This morning we visit the JFK Library & Museum. Lunch is included today at America’s oldest restaurant, the Union Oyster House, established in 1826! After lunch, a step-on guide joins us on our motor coach for a Boston City Tour. This evening, you’ll have time to explore Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall for shopping and dinner on your own. (CB, L)
This morning, depart Massachusetts and travel to Maine. Our destination today is the Bar Harbor area, where we will tour spectacular Acadia National Park. A traditional Lobster Bake, featuring a whole Maine lobster, is included tonight at the Bar Harbor Club. (CB, D)
Today we head to Vermont. After a soup & sandwich buffet lunch, we ride the Mt. Washington Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington, where the spectacular scenery of New England will spread out before us. (CB, L)
Today we visit Maple Grove Farms Maple Sugar Factory. We also travel to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill where we will hear a brief history, see a cider press at work and get a sample of fresh apple cider! After lunch, we continue on to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where we start with a short “moo-vie,” then visit the production room, learn about their manufacturing process and sample their Flavor of the Day! Next, we visit the Cabot Annex Store, where you will find many local Vermont items such as Cabot Cheese, Snow Farm Wine, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Green Mountain Coffee, and Vermont-made crafts. (CB)
We travel to New York State to Alexandria Bay on the St. Lawrence Seaway. This afternoon, we board Uncle Sam’s Boat for a narrated 2 1/2 hour Two-Nation Cruise of the 1000 Islands, including a stop at the romantic Boldt Castle on Heart Island. (CB)
Our travels continue west through New York to Niagara Falls. Enjoy an up-close view of the falls on the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour. The evening is free to explore on your own. (CB)
After breakfast, we continue west to historic Frankenmuth, Michigan’s “Little Bavaria.” Dinner is included at the world famous Zehnder’s Restaurant, where hospitality abounds as you dine on their traditional family-style chicken dinner! (B, D)
We depart for northern Michigan this morning. This afternoon, we board a ferry for quaint and delightful Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, we enjoy a nostalgic adventure as we tour the island in horse-drawn carriages! After some time for shopping, we return to Mackinaw City for our overnight. (CB)
We travel through colorful Wisconsin to Eau Claire. This evening a farewell dinner will be hosted by Direct Travel/Satrom Tours. (CB, D)
We return to our home cities this morning. (B)
Tour Prices Per Person:
Rates are per person and based on double occupancy.
Tour with flights from Bismarck, Minot, or Fargo:
Deposit: $500.00 per person at time of reservation
Final Payment Due: August 1, 2018
For an additional charge of $50/person, you can add a shuttle pick-up from Dickinson, ND. (minimum of 8 people needed)
Tipping: recommended amount for tipping escort and driver is $3– 5 per person, per day.
CB – Continental Breakfast
B - Breakfast
L – Lunch
D - Dinner
Insurance: Price available at time of booking
Insurance is highly recommended.
Cancellation: Tour is fully refundable if cancelled 45 days prior to departure. Within 45 days, refunded only if space is resold. All cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee per person.