Forget Reality TV! Come meet the real housewives of the Indiana Amish. It’s a first-hand look at a day-in-the-life of Amish Women. You will see how household chores are performed without electrical appliances, you meet women who are running a business without modern technology. You will return home with a new found respect for the Amish lifestyle and a better understanding of Amish beliefs.
This tour features two European Cultures deeply woven into our American Tapestry. Many people believe there is a connection between them but beyond both being European immigrants there is not. The Amish are Swiss & German and any reference to Dutch is to the “Deutsch” language. The Dutch in Holland, MI are from The Netherlands and the heritage of their ancestry has lasted here for 150 years.
For over two centuries the mineral springs and its healing waters have drawn visitors to French Lick and this Legendary Resort, which offers a luxurious casino, spa, golf course, exquisite restaurants, and shopping.
You’ll celebrate Bearded Men when you visit the town of Santa Claus, and Lincoln’s National Boyhood Memorial an 1820’s recreated Homestead. Then you’ll celebrate festive nights as you end each day with great entertainment. First is the renowned Derby Dinner Playhouse and then onboard the Spirit of Jasper’s Chocolate, Wine and Dine Train.
There was overwhelming demand for our 2019 “Derby Spectacular” and it Sold Out very early. To satisfy the Waiting List we have created a new tour “The Derby Sportsman” It differs significantly from the original which is filled with horses and bourbon tours. This is a luxury resort package with Golf, Spa and fine dining – but it still includes a Derby Dinner Party and Show, as well as our great Reserved Seats at Churchill Downs. For 2019 this is your last chance to dress-up and see “The Run for The Roses.”
While it is difficult to describe the combo, we compare it to a ‘Tale of Two Ships. ’ “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (or cruises).” And it is a full day of fun on The Belle Of Louisville’s Autumn Cruise Special. Followed by a visit to the recreation of Noah’s Ark, a monument to an Apocalyptic moment from the Old Testament. We take solace only in the thought that Dickens could not have compared these two ships either.
Combining the Indianapolis Speedway Museum with it’s classic racing car collection, with an Italian Gondola ride sailing under Venetian-style bridges, and the .Soaring Eagle Zip Line Ride, a 600 foot, two person, seated adventure that is as much fun to watch as it is to ride. This package also includes two evenings of great theater.
History is simply sitting on the shelves of these antique shops; come and buy yourself a slice of Americana. Then learn about Canal Boats, Conestoga Wagons, the Whitewater Railroad and the Underground Railroad. Discover the All-American Rose Garden in Glenn Miller Park, courtesy of Hill Rose Growers once America’s largest marketer of cut red roses. This trip is a great weekend getaway.
Visit the campus of Notre Dame and the attractions of South Bend including the Studebaker Museum . . . then enjoy an Amish Cooking Class and a Wedding Feast . . . The tour also features a customized quilt program and trunk show in Nappanee. You will see quite an impressive display of quilts and fabrics before sitting with a noted quilt designer; who will share secrets and techniques about patterns and reveal how inspiration is found in the simple designs of Amish quilts.
Small town America . . . The Land of Covered Bridges . . . of Clabber Girl Products . . . Come spend a couple of days in the Hoosier State, return to a simpler time. Enjoy a dinner at the Mayberry Diner followed by an old movie at the Historic Royal Theater with free popcorn . . . Another highlight will be our Selfie Photo Tour among the unique public sculptures in the parks of Terre Haute.