Date: Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 5, 2019
Departure Regions: Midwest (WI, IL, IN)
Departure Cities: Appleton, WI, Beloit, WI, Burlington, WI, Cedar Grove, WI, Clintonville, WI, Coloma, WI, Delafield, WI, Denmark, WI, Fond du Lac, WI, Germantown, WI, Green Bay Area, WI, Janesville, WI, Johnson Creek, WI, Juneau, WI, Kenosha, WI, LaCrosse, WI, Lomira, WI, Madison, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Mauston, WI, Menasha, WI, Milwaukee North (Brown Deer), WI, Milwaukee South (13th & College Ave.), WI, Milwaukee West (Hales Corners), WI, New London, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, Oshkosh, WI, Plover, WI, Port Washington, WI, Portage, WI, Racine, WI, Shawano, WI, Sheboygan, WI, Sparta, WI, Tomah, WI, Waukesha, WI, Waupaca, WI, Wausau/Rothschild, WI, West Bend Area (Allenton), WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Franklin Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Rockford, IL, South Holland, IL, Hammond, IN, Merrillville, IN
4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure Date: December 2-5
Tour Code: XJOY99
DAY ONE — D
Get to know your fellow holiday enthusiasts as we make our way towards the greater Cincinnati, OH area for our first overnight. The Holiday Inn Eastgate is our host for the next three nights. Begin your fun excursion with a buffet dinner this evening.
DAY TWO— B, L, D
Our first morning starts with a full breakfast before we venture out to our first attraction. The Promont Mansion was once home to Ohio’s 43rd governor, John Pattison. It was just after the Civil War when folks finally enjoyed a little wealth and wanted to show it off. Traditional decorations of this beautiful home include pine cones, greenery and lots of feathers reflecting the hunting culture of the area.
Mid-morning means we’re getting a little peckish, so on to Doscher’s Candy Company founded in 1871 and still going strong. Famous for their still hand-rolled candy canes watch as the small batches are cooked in copper kettles and then rolled into oh-so-sweet goodness.
Our included lunch will be enjoyed in nearby Newtown, OH. This afternoon finds us at the renowned Creation Museum across the border in Petersburg, KY. Walk through history and see how the curators of this museum have interpreted the Bible – “as a history of the universe.” A dinner voucher is included for a complete meal at the in-house café. Many other things are on the grounds so be sure to walk the display of lights in their botanical gardens and watch a live Nativity scene complete with visiting Magi. Also included is the planetarium presentation of The Christmas Star.
DAY THREE— B, D
Enjoy another full breakfast then enjoy a little Christmas-themed entertainment and even a visit from Old St. Nick himself! Special gifts will be given to ALL the good girls and boys. We’re off to the Disneyland of food – at Jungle Jim’s International Market. This grocery store is so much more. Over 200,000 square feet featuring hundreds of thousands of products with over 70 countries represented. Jungle Jim’s is a destination for foodies, tourists and weekly shopper alike.
Afterward we pause at the Christmas Tree Shops. Yes, you WILL find something to bring home here! The remainder of our afternoon and early evening will be at the main attraction of this tour – The Ark Encounter. Scores of exhibits about the Flood, Noah, and the animals show this momentous Biblical event. Dinner vouchers are included for the onsite restaurant Emzara’s when you get hungry. An amazing light display is presented on the side of the Ark as the sun sets so be sure to step outside.
DAY FOUR— B
We cap off what has already been a wonderful holiday trip with a morning visit to Beau Verre Stained Glass Studios. Watch as artisans create beautiful stained glass windows. Finally, our last stop before the final leg of our journey is upon us will be at one of the largest collections of international Nativities in the U.S. At The Manger boasts over 3,500 scenes from over 100 countries. We hope you have enjoyed a festive start to this magical season. See you again soon!
PER PERSON PRICING:
Deposit: $200 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Luggage handling is included for one suitcase. RoamRight Insurance is available and strongly recommended.