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Day 1 – Home to Moline, IL 

Are you ready to travel Down Memory Lane with R&J? Let’s go! We will head south and check into the Stoney Creek Hotel in Illinois. Tonight a wonderful dinner is served at the hotel. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Stoney Creek Hotel 

 

Day 2 – Davenport to Shipshewana, IN 

After breakfast and an early departure from the hotel, we travel the countryside as we make our way to Shipshewana. We’ll check into the Blue Gate Garden Inn for the next two nights. A family style dinner will be served before we enjoy the Gospel Jubilee Show, filled with toe-tapping, heartwarming gospel music. From a rousing male quartet reminding us to “Have a Little Talk with Jesus” to a soaring ladies trio on “In the Garden,” we’ll find a little bit of church with a little bit of camp-meeting! We’ll put our hands together and sing along with songs like: “Oh Happy Day,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I Saw the Light,” and “Take my Hand, Precious Lord.” 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Blue Gate Garden Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 3 – Shipshewana 

Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the Blue Gate. Then we are off on an Amish Backroads tour with a local guide aboard our coach. We’ll travel scenic backroads alongside horse-drawn buggies, see tidy farm homes and white-washed barns along the Heritage Trail. We’ll visit a variety of quaint shops and the beautiful Quilt Gardens filled with thousands of beautiful flowers in quilt themed gardens. Be sure to bring your camera because this is an experience worth capturing! Then we will stop and be taught by a dynamic Amish-Mennonite duo how to make our very own special masterpiece, a Nine Patch quilt block pieced entirely of exotic & local hardwoods. Afterwards we’ll watch Katie’s homemade noodles take shape right before our eyes. A soup and sandwich meal will taste great before we see the Classic Country Countdown Music Revue! Country songs tell stories that will make you weep or get your smiling – and for years have traveled with us through the backroads, rural routes, and thoroughfares of this great land. We’ll take a stroll down memory lane as we listen to the Billy Branson Singers deliver songs like “Stand by your Man,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “I Walked the Line,” “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Jolene,” “Crazy,” and “King of the Road.” After this matinee show, we’ll have the chance to refresh at the hotel and you can grab an ice cream treat to tie you over because we have somewhere special to be before dinner! We are guests for the hit musical and Amish love story, “The Confession.” The Confession takes us on the captivating journey of a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets, scandal plot-twisting surprises. It’s a brilliant love story, with plenty of laughs, and an at-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery all wrapped into one. Come see what happens when the plain, not-so-plain, and downright extravagant lives converge in Blue Gate Musicals’ very first hit. The Confession is based on the Daughters of Lancaster County series by Beverly Lewis and adapted for the stage by the Blue Gate Musicals’ creative team. A wonderful buffet dinner will be served after the show. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Shipshewana to Ft. Atkinson, WI 

We bid an early farewell to Shipshewana after breakfast. We will travel to Ft. Atkinson and get checked into the Holiday Inn Express. You will have time to freshen up and get ready for a wonderful buffet dinner and show at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. In “Mary Poppins,” the world’s favorite “practically perfect” nanny comes alive on the Fireside stage serving up more than a spoonful of delightful music, high-stepping dancing, and laughter that will transport and enchant us. There is only one word to describe this unforgettable production – “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 5 – Ft. Atkinson to Home 

Breakfast is served before we depart for home, with coffee stops and lunch on your own along the way. We’ll return home with new travel friends and will be so glad we strolled Down Memory Lane! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,549
Single: $1,849
Triple: $1,469
Quad: $1,419

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

9 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 82°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
57°
Minneapolis, Mn
55°
Down Memory Lane
Motorcoach Departure Date:
07/31/2023
Motorcoach Return Date:
08/04/2023

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Tour Highlights

Gospel Jubilee Show
Amish Backroads Tour including Quilt Gardens
Nine Patch Wooden Quilt Block Workshop
Classic Country Countdown Music Revue
“The Confession” - Hit Musical & Amish Love Story
“Mary Poppins” at Fireside Dinner Theatre



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
57°
Minneapolis, Mn
55°
Down Memory Lane
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 82°
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