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Day 1 – Home to Delavan, WI 

With bags all packed and in hand, we are ready to take an unforgettable Christmas themed journey. We’ll have breaks along the way and make our first stop in Delavan, WI. We’ll check into the Comfort Inn & Suites to get settled in before taking in a fabulous dinner and show at the Rosewood. “Christmas Remembered” takes us on a look back to all the songs, hymns, and carols that make this a magical time of year. Sing along with some of your favorite holiday classics or sit back and let the music get you into the Christmas spirit! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites 

 

Day 2 – Delavan to Middlebury, IN 

After an included breakfast at the hotel we depart on our day’s journey to Middlebury, IN. Along the way we will spend time at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine is a multi-media interactive, half-mile winding trail that depicts the last days of Jesus’ life. Forty life-sized bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens, allow visitors to experience the story of the crucifixion and resurrection as never before. Arriving in Middlebury, we’ll experience true relaxation and warm, rural charm when we check into the Essenhaus Inn. A buffet dinner is served at the inn this evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Essenhaus Inn 

 

Day 3 – Middlebury to Berlin, OH 

Breakfast is served at our cozy inn before we depart and travel to Berlin, OH. This afternoon we’ll check into the Berlin Grande Hotel in the heart of Amish Country for the next 4 nights! With a wonderful blend of modern amenities and the cultural flair of the Amish Country, we’ll be right at home! Tonight as we travel to the Salt Rock Lodge, it will feel like we’ve stepped into a Hallmark Card! The warmth of the Lodge emits holiday memories with a stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and greenery galore. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in the ballroom and their Jingle Jangle Christmas Jubilee Show! Don’t miss this dynamic upbeat show by VIGOR with a blend of Christmas music, contemporary gospel and patriotic songs. Enjoy songs such as “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” as well as some contemporary gospel, “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “Put your Hand in the Hand,” “When the Saint’s Come Marching In,” “God Bless the USA,” “Let there be Peace on Earth,” and many others that will get our feet tappin’ enough to want to dance the night away and join in! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Berlin Grande Hotel (3 Nights) 

 

Day 4 – Berlin 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Hartville Kitchen, where we’ll have time to shop their bakery, candy shop, children’s shop and more. Next we are guests for the Dazzling Diamond Variety Show. An array of mouth watering food and homemade dessert will be served for lunch followed by an engaging one-man performance featuring the music of Neil Diamond and the stories that inspired the songs. Be sure to have your good walking shoes on as this afternoon our destination is Castle Noel, America’s largest indoor year-around Christmas entertainment attraction. With our guide, we’ll step into the Castle of Christmas Enchantment to walk through this amazing collection of Christmas movie memorabilia (like the Grinch’s sleigh) and beautiful, animated holiday decorations straight from the store windows of New York City and Toronto. We will be transported back into time as we view the displays with all the wonder of a child. Experience a 25’ Christmas tree, Christmas toys from the past, giant rotating snowflakes with millons of jewels, and much more! Afterwards we travel back to Ohio’s Amish Country for dinner at Farmstead Restaurant, where the tradition of an Amish barn-raising meal or a Mennonite church potluck, leaves us more than satisfied! Rest well tonight as we have another full day planned for tomorrow. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 5 – Berlin 

After another breakfast, we will visit the Warther Museum Festival of Trees, which showcases the fabulous carvings by the World’s Master Carver, Mooney Warther. Our guide will lead us through the display of over 100 trees, wreaths, and other holiday decorations throughout the museum – all set up as a fund raiser for the local hospital! We’ll also view the family home decorated as a 1920’s holiday scene when the Warther children would gather at the family home. Then we travel to Cambridge for a special guided walking tour of Dickens Village. The Dickens scenes are stationed at each antique lamppost and bench, in windows on street level, and in second story windows along Wheeling Avenue, an outstanding streetscape of original buildings from the 1800s. Comprised of life-sized, hand-made mannequins wearing real vintage clothing with faces individually sculpted and painted by local artists. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers, a bucket brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers, and Father Christmas. We’ll even have the opportunity to try on Victorian wear and have our pictures taken with the beautiful Christmas tree, Charles Dickens, or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Next we’ll enjoy a stocking stuffer tour in downtown Cambridge, receiving various treasures to place in our holiday goodie bags along the way! For dinner we will dine in a restaurant that dates back to 1931. Tonight we are guests for “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin! We’ll join singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as they pair up with sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly, the boys’ commander in WWII, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black! The show is performed without a hitch – “Happy Holiday/White Christmas” – and snow begins to fall as the foursome celebrate their love in the finale “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” Our night isn’t over yet as we witness the historic 1881 courthouse come alive with 30,000 pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 6 – Berlin 

Following breakfast at the hotel, we’ll visit Harry London’s Candy (Fanny Mae), it will be the perfect opportunity for you to purchase some delicious stocking stuffers! For lunch, an Italian family-style meal will be enjoyed. The home-cooked recipes have been served for three generations. Then we head to the Canton Palace Theatre for their delightful holiday show, “Canton Christmas Celebration!” This musical variety show will feature live music on the Kilgen Pipe Organ, choral groups featuring the fabulous Vox Audio, dancing, and more! The gorgeous theater was built in the 1920’s and is one of the few remaining atmospheric theaters in the US. Its ceiling features stars and clouds in the night sky overlooking a Spanish courtyard auditorium. Afterwards, we return to Amish Country and are guests at an Amish Farm for a memorable meal prepared by the family! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 7 – Berlin to Joliet, IL 

Enjoy one last breakfast at the Berlin Grande before we depart for Joliet. After checking into our hotel, a surprise awaits us at the historic Rialto Square Theatre! This ornate theatre, which seated 3,000, opened in 1926 and was the undertaking of six brothers. With an impressive line-up of architects, main contractor, and an sculptor that immigrated from Sicily, the Rialto is truly a masterpiece! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 

 

Day 8 – Joliet to Home 

Breakfast is served before we depart for home, with comfort stops along the way. We’ll reminisce with our new travel friends about the Timeless Christmas Treasures we discovered in Amish country! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,299
Single: $2,789
Triple: $2,169
Quad: $2,069

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $170

Travel Bucks

$35 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

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

15 Meals, Hotels and activities & events as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 54°
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Timeless Christmas Treasures
Motorcoach Departure Date:
11/07/2022
Motorcoach Return Date:
11/14/2022

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Tour Highlights

“Christmas Remembered” at Rosewood
Shrine of Christ’s Passion
Berlin Grande Hotel in Amish Country - 4 Nights
“Jingle Jangle Christmas Jubilee” Show
“Dazzling Diamond” Variety Show - Tribute to Neil Diamond
Castle Noel Christmas Museum
Warther Museum Festival of Trees
Dickens Victorian Village Walking Tour including Stocking Stuffer Tour
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Historic Cambridge Courthouse Light Show
“Canton Christmas Celebration” at the Canton Palace Theatre
Amish Farm Homecooked Dinner
A Surprise at Historic Rialto Theatre



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
47°
Minneapolis, Mn
52°
Timeless Christmas Treasures
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 54°
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