A Cozy Christmas Getaway

December 7 - 9, 2017 - 3 Days

Join us next holiday season as we visit the heart of Amish Country. View beautiful Christmas decorations throughout. Relax at the charming Blue Gate Inn of Shipshewana, Indiana. Savor homemade Amish meals. At the Menno-Hof Interpretive Center learn the story of the Anabaptists: Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites and their journey from Europe to the New World. Tour the peaceful rolling countryside of the Crystal Valley with its small Amish country schools, neat Amish farmsteads, Amish folk in plain dress and black buggies. Attend 3 shows: Christmas in Paradise at the Blue Gate Theater, Essenhaus Heritage Theater Christmas Show and the Texas Tenors! Shopping stops will feature Amish cheese, bakery, noodles, jams & jellies, quilts and more. In an Amish farm home enjoy a Christmas cookie making demonstration and a hearty dinner. Try your hand at woodworking as you build a birdhouse – no experience necessary! Your charming creation will be carefully boxed for you to take home as a souvenir of your visit to Amish Country.

Tour Highlights 

  • Christmas in Paradise at the Bluegate Theater
  • The Texas Tenors
  • Essenhause Heritage Theater Christmas Show
  • Homemade Amish Meals
  • A 2-night stay at the charming Blue Gate Inn
  • The Menno-Hof Interpretive Center
  • Amish Woodworking Demonstration
  • Amish Cookie-making Demonstration
  • Shopping time for authentic Amish goods
  • Guided Tour of the Amish Countryside

 

What's Included?

  • Deluxe motorcoach  transportation
  • 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 6 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • All taxes, tips (incl. driver & escort) & luggage handling
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Services of an experienced American Classic Tour  Director
  • Take homes: birdhouse and Christmas cookies
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance 
 
 

Featuring a Texas Tenors Show!

"With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies, performing arts centers and arenas in the United States. Featuring a Texas Tenors Show!"

-- Courtesy of texastenors.com

 
 
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Day 1

Celebrate in the old-world manner of the late 1800’s with lunch at Tippecanoe Place in South Bend, IN. Tour the festively decorated mansion built by Clem Studebaker in 1889, and discover it’s rich and colorful history. Visit the Menno-Hof Museum and discover facts about the lifestyles and beliefs of both Amish & Mennonites. Arrive at the charming Blue Gate Inn, for a two night stay. The inn is delightfully decorated in beautiful country style and festively decked out for Christmas. Bring your appetite to dinner at the Blue Gate Inn. Enjoy a professional performance of Christmas in Paradise at the Blue Gate Theater. 

Day 2

Breakfast at the inn. Guided back roads Amish Country tour to see Amish folk in plain dress, simple white homes and farmsteads, black buggies, and Amish country schoolhouses. Stops made at Yoder Popcorn Shop, a Quilt Shop, B & L Woodcrafters where you will try your hand at woodworking by building a birdhouse - no experience necessary! Your creation will be carefully boxed to take home. Free afternoon in Shipshewana to explore the charming shops, restaurants and mercantiles. See it all from the leisurely pace of a horse drawn carriage. Motorcoach shuttles provided to shops in town and to hotel. Family style dinner in an Amish Home with a Christmas Cookie Making Demonstration. There will be cookies to take home! Exciting live holiday performance at the Shipshewana Event Center    starring the Texas Tenors. 

Day 3

Breakfast at the inn. Visit Rise n Roll Amish Bakery for fresh baked breads and sweet baked treats as well as Amish noodles, apple butter & a variety of Amish made preserves. Next stop Guiggesburg-Das Kase Haus Cheese Shop to sample Amish made products & purchase some to take home. Lunch at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus with free time to browse the shops and see the holiday decorations. Enjoy a holiday-themed theater production at The Essenhaus Heritage Hall. 

 

LET'S GET GOING

Your hotel rooms are reserved, your dinners are arranged, tip and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $959.00 PER PERSON

SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $1079.00 

To make a reservation call 800-666-0358 or email us at kjung@amclassictours.com. We hope you will join us on this world-class trip and join our amazing community of travelers. You'll love it, we guarantee it.

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