Put-in-Bay & the Ohio Islands

August 28 - September 1, 2017 - 5 Days

Cool off next summer as we cruise to the Bass Islands of Lake Erie on this refreshingly unique itinerary. Enjoy an open-air narrated tram tour of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island to view the South Bass Lighthouse, Doller Museum on Island Life, Heineman Winery, Antique Car Museum, Butterfly House and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This monument commemorates Commodore Perry’s victory over the British in 1813 which occurred near Put-in-Bay. Then ferry over to neighboring Kelley’s Island to see the Glacial Grooves formed 18,000 years ago and Inscription Rock’s Indian pictographs dating back to 1200 B.C. Back on the mainland, visit Marblehead Lighthouse. 


What's Included?

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 4 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
  • All taxes, gratuities (including driver & tour director) & luggage handling
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Services of an experienced American Classic Tour Director
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation luggage insurance


Tour Highlights

  • Guided Tour of Put-in-Bay
  • South Bass Lighthouse
  • Heineman Winery
  • Kelley's Island
  • Marblehead Lighthouse
  • Sauder Historic Village
  • Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park
  • Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Amish Country
  • Guided Tour of Cleveland
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Music Box Show featuring the music of Frank Sinatra.
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Day 1

Eat a lunch at Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park. Visit Sauder Village where costumed interpreters make history come alive throughout this complex of 34 restored buildings, working craftsmen and even a barnyard full of animals! Learn of the origins of Sauder Furniture Company. Craft shops and bakery, too! Lodging at the Sauder Heritage Inn with its country ambiance, Archbold, Ohio. Savor a homestyle dinner at Sauder Village’s Barn Restaurant - an aged barn made of hand-hewn timbers. Old-fashioned hymn sing & learn about the history of Sauder’s village church.

Photo Courtesy of Travel Ohio, ohio.org

day 2

Breakfast at the inn. Ferry across the sparking blue waters of Lake Erie to Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. All aboard for a guided open-air tram tour of Put-in Bay with stops at the South Bass Island Lighthouse, Perry’s International Peace Memorial Monument, Doller Museum of Island Life, Heineman Winery,     Antique Car Museum & Butterfly House. Eat lunch at Tippers Buffet. Ferry back to the mainland. Arrive at the Holiday Inn Express Sandusky, 3 nights. Dinner in the area.

Photo Courtesy of Travel Ohio, ohio.org

Photo Courtesy of Travel Ohio, ohio.org


Breakfast at hotel. Take a Ferry to Kelley’s Island. Enjoy a guided tour of Kelley’s Island. See the Glacial Grooves that formed 18,000 years ago by melting ice sheets & Inscription Rock’s Indian pictographs ca 1200 B.C. Relax with free time on the island for lunch. Take a Ferry back to the mainland and visit the iconic Marblehead Lighthouse. Dinner in area.

Photo Courtesy of Travel Ohio, ohio.org

Photo Courtesy of Travel Ohio, ohio.org


Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of Cleveland, Ohio on Lake Erie. Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Dinner at the Music Box offering beautiful riverfront views and an intimate live performance from homegrown Cleveland talent. Hear songs made famous by musical legend Frank Sinatra.


Day 5

Breakfast at hotel. Arrive in the heart of Indiana Amish County. Enjoy a plentiful Amish style lunch at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus Complex in Middlebury, IN. Relax with free time to browse through the bakery and shops featuring Amish items.


Featuring a Visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

"The I. M. Pei–designed building has everything from the ridiculous (Jim Morrison's Cub Scout uniform) to the sublime (John Lennon's hand-written lyrics for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"). Stage costumes that once belonged to Chuck Berry and Iggy Pop, handwritten lyrics by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin's Porsche, and a re-creation of Memphis's Sun Studios—where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison made their first records—are among the museum's holdings. Interactive kiosks provide video and sound explorations of performers' contributions to the rock genre. The museum continually rotates in temporary exhibits to highlight essential performers and recognize more recent contributions to rock 'n' roll."

--Courtesy of Fodor's

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.



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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