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The original inspiration for this trip came from a widow that had no one left to spend Christmas with. She said “Ralph, I wish you would do a trip over Christmas for others like myself.” Since the idea for this trip came about, many others, such as those whose families are not able to be together for Christmas, have expressed this same desire. So, no matter what your circumstances are, Jan and I are excited to share Christmas with you!

Day 1 – Home to Ft. Atkinson, WI

With bags all packed and in hand, we are ready to meet our traveling friends and embark on an exciting “Old-Fashioned Christmas!” We’ll have coffee breaks along the way and enjoy an included lunch. Upon arriving in Fort Atkinson, we check into the Holiday Inn Express with time to settle in and prepare for an unforgettable evening at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. It begins with their fabulous signature plated dinner, featuring delicacies created by their chefs that is sure to please! Following dinner we will be treated to the spectacular production of “Elf the Musical!” Elf is a musical based on the movie by the same name. William “Buddy” Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus’ bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves decide to raise the child as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he’s actually a human being and, at Santa’s prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner 


Day 2 – Ft. Atkinson to Elkhart Lake

After an included breakfast at the hotel and an option to attend a local Sunday morning church service, we will depart for historic and charming Cedarburg, all in festive Christmas array. Here more than 200 historic buildings still remain and are used as shops, homes, museums, and public businesses. We will have time to search out many of these beautiful shops and restaurants, easily finding one where you can have your noon lunch. Our next stop is the elegant and beautiful Osthoff Resort, our home for the next three nights. As we enter the Resort, be amazed at the beautiful surroundings, now all in Christmas splendor. First enjoy a Welcome Reception, then we’ll be escorted to our rooms where we can unwind and relax before joining our friends for a dinner together. There is so much to see and experience here that as we enjoy the comfort of our beds, we can hardly await the new experiences that the next day will bring!

Hotel: Osthoff Resort (3 Nights) 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 3 – Elkhart Lake

Start your day with breakfast on your own and exploring the many areas of the Resort, including a Gift Shoppe with a great and diverse selection of merchandise, a pool, fitness center, and the Aspira Spa. Lunch will be on your own to choose the time and place! This afternoon you will have the option of a horse-drawn wagon ride, and upon your return to the Resort there will be hot chocolate and Christmas cookies! Later we enjoy an authentic German Christmas dinner planned for us to share together. Following dinner we will meet together in one of the beautiful rooms to celebrate an “Old- Fashioned Christmas Eve.” We will have time to share some of our memories of Christmases past, special traditions, special childhood memories, favorite Christmas foods & favorite Christmas carols. We may even find a gift with our name on it under the tree! Later we are off to our beds “with visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.”

Included Meals: Dinner 


Day 4 – Elkhart Lake – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Following breakfast we will have the opportunity to attend a Christmas Day service at one of the local churches. As we return to the Resort, we look forward to a fabulous Christmas Day Buffet, crowning the festivities of Christmas Day in style! We’ll spend a relaxing afternoon visiting with each other and enjoying all the amenities of the Resort, one being the beautifully lit and decorated Christmas trees! Later, at dusk, we may board our coach and drive around to see the Christmas lights in the area, making our Christmas Day complete!

Included Meals: Christmas Day Buffet 


Day 5 – Elkhart Lake to Home

Before we depart for home, we will enjoy a hot holiday breakfast together. Then we’ll leave the Resort, all nestled in the snowy magic of winter, with memories of an Old-Fashioned Christmas spent there! As we travel home, we will share those memories of our Christmas spent together.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,199
Single: $1,449
Triple: $1,119
Quad: $1,099

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $85

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 at your own pace

Price Includes

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

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 30°
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Tour Highlights

3 Nights at the elegant Osthoff Resort
“Elf the Musical” at Fireside Dinner Theatre
Authentic German Christmas Dinner
Historic Cedarburg
Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
Be surrounded by everything Christmas: Trees, Food, Traditions, Carols, Lights, Horse-drawn Ride, Sharing Memories & more makes Christmas come alive!

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 30°
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