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Day 1 – Home to Oglesby, IL 

With excitement, we’ll set out for Starved Rock Lodge today, with comfort stops and lunch on our own along the way. The historic Lodge is located within picturesque Starved Rock State Park. A delicious dinner is served at the Lodge followed by a “Tribute to Frank Sinatra” with great hits like New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight, My Way, and many more! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge 

Day 2 – Oglesby to Shipshewana, IN 

We’ll enjoy a Lodge breakfast before departing on a narrated, historic trolley tour that will take us to the State Park’s interesting Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center to watch cargo barges pass through the lock system, and into historic Utica to learn about the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Then we depart for quaint Shipshewana, our home for the next two nights. After checking into our hotel, we’re guests at the Blue Gate Theatre for dinner and show by the hilarious humorist, Jeanne Robertson! Using her down-home Southern drawl, personal experience, and positively funny style to illustrate that a sense a humor is much more than a laughing matter, it is a strategy for success! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Blue Garden Garden Inn or Farmstead Inn (2 Nights) 


Day 3 – Shipshewana 

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before we depart on a fascinating, guided Amish Tour that will provide us with an inside look at their community. Have lunch on your own in charming Shipshewana, then we’re guests back at the Blue Gate Theatre for “Josiah for President: A New Musical.” When former Congressman Mark tries to get a plain man of faith, Josiah Stoltzfus, to be a new candidate for Presidency with his old-fashioned common sense and strong work ethic, Mark ends up learning more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. We will then enjoy a free afternoon to browse Shipshewana’s many shops filled with hand-crafted wares. Another scrumptious dinner is served at the Blue Gate followed “Dailey & Vincent’s Country Music & Statler Brothers Tribute!” These talented bluegrass musicians will have us clapping along! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 4 – Shipshewana to Aurora area, IL 

After another leisurely breakfast, we will experience a peaceful ride through Shipshewana by Amish buggy! There will be a little more time for shopping, then lunch is served at the Blue Gate Restaurant before enjoying the “Gaither Vocal Band.” With their powerhouse vocals, innovative harmonies, and life-altering message of grace, hope, and redemption, the Gaither Vocal Band is incomparable! It’s now time to depart Shipshewana and begin our journey home. We’ll enjoy dinner together before checking into our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites 


Day 5 – Aurora area to Home 

Enjoy our last meal together before we make our way home, with comfort stops and lunch on your own along the way. We will reminisce about all the great music we’ve listened to, all the laughs we have shared together, and all the wonderful sights we’ve experienced over the last few days! 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,499
Single: $1,749
Triple: $1,429
Quad: $1,389

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$25 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


Tour Pace

Light Walking

Price Includes

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

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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Tour Highlights

“Frank Sinatra Tribute” at Starved Rock Lodge
Historic Trolley Tour of Starved Rock area
Shipshewana for 2 Nights
4 Blue Gate Theatre Productions:
Humorist “Jeanne Robertson”
“Josiah for President: A New Musical”
“Dailey & Vincent: Country Music & Statler Brothers Tribute”
“Gaither Vocal Band”
Guided Shipshewana Amish Tour
Shipshewana Amish Buggy Ride

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Music & Laughter
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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