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Day 1 – Home to Lake Geneva, WI 

Off we go through the rolling countryside of Wisconsin. After coffee breaks and lunch on our own along the way, we will arrive in quaint Lake Geneva. We will be guests for the night at the Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva. Our hotel is located just steps away from beautiful Geneva Lake and we’ll thoroughly enjoy our lakeview rooms! This evening we’re guests at the Rosewood for a farm to table dinner experience and Rosewood’s Top 10 Show! Featuring a special list of their top ten most requested songs plus the performers personal favorites, we’ll enjoy songs by King Harvest, The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Aretha Franklin, Orleans, Darius Rucker, The Jackson 5, Elvis, Michael Buble and more! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva 

 

Day 2 – Lake Geneva to Shipshewana, IN 

Following breakfast at our hotel, we’ll continue our journey towards Shipshewana with lunch on our own along the way. We’ll enter the Amish country of Shipshewana and check into the Blue Gate Garden Inn for two nights. After a delicious family-style dinner, we are guests for a theatrical celebration of truth, adventure, sacrifice, faith and, above all, love. Janette Oke’s “When Calls the Heart: The Musical” is brimming with excitement, comedy, adventure and of course, romance! Elizabeth Thatcher is from a very wealthy family in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of a promising teaching career, but deep down inside, she is feeling a bit, “restless.” When her older brother writes to ask if she might consider taking a teaching job in the great Canadian west, she decides that this is the opportunity she has been waiting for! Saying goodbye to family and everything she has ever known, she sets off on the adventure of a lifetime! Mishaps, challenges, and new experiences ensue as the captivating story and enchanting music take you on a journey you will never forget! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Blue Gate Garden Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 3 – Shipshewana 

Breakfast is included before we head out on a guided, full day Amish tour. Our first stop is at Silver Star Leather where Loren & Dorcas Yoder, an Old Order Amish couple, will show us their expert craftsmanship as they hand cut belts. Next we will head to the Rise ‘N Roll Bakery for coffee and a sample of their melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon caramel donuts! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself walking out with a tasty purchase or two! Then we’re off to make our very own Nine Patch wooden quilt block at Teaberry Wood Products. LaVern & Rachel, an Amish-Mennonite dynamic duo will show us their workshop and will help us create our wooden art. Afterwards we’ll take in the village all decorated in its fall splendor during our ride in a real Amish buggy. Then time will be given to enjoy the lovely town of Shipshewana as you have lunch on your own and time to shop. We gather back together with our guide for a special Q&A session with an Amish teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. We’ll thoroughly enjoy this interactive and enlightening experience! If time permits, we’ll then drive the Amish backroads. Our last tour stop will be at Carolyn’s Kitchen where we’ll meet Orly & Carolyn, Amish jam makers, who will show us how they make their all-natural jams. A private tasting allows us to savor their all-natural fruity goodness! Afterwards, dinner will be served buffet style before our evening entertainment provided by none other than Daniel O’Donnell! This affable and unassuming Irish born singer brings a charismatic and engaging stage presence with his mix of country and Irish folk music. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Shipshewana to Rock Island, IL 

Enjoy a wonderful breakfast before we make our way to the exciting Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana to experience the story of one of the world’s foremost automotive makers. We’ll see a variety of automobiles, wagons, carriages, and military vehicles related to the Studebaker Corporation. Arriving in Rock Island, IL, we’ll check into our hotel and then head to the Circa 21 Playhouse for a wonderful meal and a new musical comedy, The Addams Family! They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…The Addams Family. A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn 

 

Day 5 – Rock Island to Home 

After breakfast we will make our way home. There will be time to reminisce about the fantastic time we have had together – all the wonderful Amish things we have experienced, the delicious food we’ve partaken in, and the amazing entertainment we’ve enjoyed! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,799
Single: $2,149
Triple: $1,699
Quad: $1,649

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $149

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

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



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 56°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
71°
Minneapolis, Mn
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Melodies & Memories with Daniel O’Donnell
Motorcoach Departure Date:
10/27/2024
Motorcoach Return Date:
10/31/2024

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Tour Highlights

* Rosewood’s “Top 10” Dinner & Show
* Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva - 1 Night in Lakeside Rooms!
* “When Calls the Heart: The Musical” at Blue Gate Theatre
* Full Day Amish Touring in Shipshewana
* Daniel O’Donnell Show
* Studebaker National Museum
* “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
71°
Minneapolis, Mn
70°
Melodies & Memories with Daniel O’Donnell
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 56°
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