Beautiful Patchwork Quilt Garden Tour Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Concert
September 13-18, 2021
Amish Countryside Tour - Shipshewana, Indiana September 13-18, 2021
Beautiful Patchwork Quilt Garden Tour Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Concert $1269 Per Person Double $ 1169 PP Triple $ 1139 PP Quad $1569 Single Occupancy
The lovely state of Indiana has been anxiously waiting for bus groups to return to their lovely state! With just over 600 residents, Shipshewana welcomes over a million visitors each year. The rich heritage which began in the 1800's continues to today with Amish, Mennonite and faith based influences in the make-up of this northern Indiana town. We’ve changed up the itinerary to include the Patchwork Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail of the Amish countryside and backroads. The colorful patchwork of quilt-inspired gardens and hand-painted, quilt-themed, super-sized murals deliver dazzling views throughout our journey! Expect more than a million blooms in vibrant reds, oranges, purples and more. But wait! There’s so much more in this six day adventure to Shipshewana and Northern Indiana. We have reserved seats at the brand new Blue Gate Performing Art Center to see 1960’s pop rock singer, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Here’s a bit of Iron Range trivia…Gary was born in Hibbing, MN!) We’ll also enjoy an Amish comedy production, “Getting Sarah Married”! Add to the fun, we’ll also attend an Amish Neighborhood Dinner Party and a Haystack Lunch, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. So, come with us and let's see why so many people are visiting beautiful Shipshewana, Indiana! Perhaps you'll make some new friends as we travel to this lovely little community in Northern Indiana~
Your Six Day Tour to Indiana's Amish Country Tour are Listed Below · Round-Trip Motor Coach Transportation from Northeast, MN & Shuttle boarding from Central MN · Five Nights Lodging (Two at Blue Gate Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana) Overnights also in Madison · Reserved Seats for "Gary Puckett and the Union Gap” at the Blue Gate Performing Art Center · Reserved Seats for "Getting Sarah Married" The Musical and Dinner at Dutchman Essenhaus · Two full days in Amish Countryside and Backroads with various stops along the way · Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction, Menno-Hof Museum,Dutch Market and Buggy Rides · Brown Bag Mystery Tour where every stop is a “treat” as you bag the goodies from each stop · Visit an Amish Family & Dairy Farm and Amish Neighborhood Party and Dinner · Nine Meals - Breakfast each Morning and Three Dinners and One Lunch · Taxes, Luggage Handling, Most Tips and Fully Escorted by a Happy Trails Representative
Deposit of $125 per person is required with this registration form and becomes non-refundable after July 13, 2021. Final payment is due August 1, 2021. There are no refunds with cancellations made after August 1, 2021. Travel Protection Insurance is highly recommended and offers financial security, as well as peace of mind. Call us about this. The tour is completely comfortable and casual.
Day 1: September 13th Monday : And We're Off! Today's travels will include picking folks up in a lovely motor coach by the Trobec Bus Company. We'll offer boarding in Northeast Minnesota as well as, the Central Minnesota (Brainerd, Little Falls, Rice and Sartell). We'll all meet in Eau Clair, Wisconsin where our friends from Central MN will transfer onto the main motor coach and continue our 1st day's journey to Shipshewana begins. We'll settle in and get to know one another as we travel along. Stops will be made throughout the day. In the afternoon, we'll arrive to Madison's historic State Street where we'll have a bit of time to explore the shops and other neat attractions there. Our accommodations are in Madison, as well. Tonight we'll take you to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Country Store for dinner, paying on own. Breakfast included.
Day 2: September 14th Tuesday: This morning, after breakfast, we'll continue our journey southeast to northern Indiana's Newbury County to Shipshewana. Stops will be made as the day goes along. We'll arrive in the late afternoon to the lovely Blue Gate Inn. We'll unpack our luggage and settle in for the next three nights. The late afternoon holds a treat in store as travel to Middlebury to Das Dutchman Essenhaus campus, where Indiana’s largest restaurant is located on many acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Our Amish style buffet dinner with recipes handed down from generations to generations will more than satisfy. Next is a fun spirited comedy, "Getting Sarah Married". The play is based on Sarah, an unmarried lawyer who is far to busy to think about romance. Sarah’s Aunt Martha isn’t having any of it and she’s busy playing matchmaker, which is sure to brings many laughs throughout the evening. After dinner and show tonight, we'll a return to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest. Breakfast and Dinner Show is included
Day 3: September 15th- Wednesday: Today is filled with many wonderful attractions beginning with the Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction. There are over 700 spaces on 40 acres. This day is packed full with lots of fun surprises on our Amish Countryside Backroads Tour so get ready to fill your “Brown Bags” with lots of goodies today. We’ll make stops at traditional Amish stores and quaint shops as we travel the scenic backroads passing horse-drawn buggies, tidy farmlands and white-washed barns. Tonight we’ve been invited to the Amish Neighborhood Party for Dinner and games. This is sure to offer an authentic unforgettable experience! Breakfast and Dinner is included.
Day 4: September 16th Thursday: Another great day filled with Amish history and so much more. Feast your eyes on the Amish Patchwork Quilt Gardens featuring a million blooms in vibrant reds, oranges, purples, and more. They are all awe-inspired by colorful quilt patterns and themes. Our lunch today will be at Yoder’s Homestyle Banquet Restaurant for our Haystack lunch, included. Today we’ll also visit a one-room school house, Amish buggy shop, and Amish coffin-maker woodworking shop. One last fun visit will be to the Menno-Hof Museum. This museum will enlighten you with Amish and Mennonite history and the persecution they endured. After our museum visit, we’ll return to the hotel for a couple of hours of rest (and / or “buggy rides!) Tonight, we’ve included great seats for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap with a nice dinner prior to the show. If you are not sure who Gary Puckett is, he’s a native born Minnesota boy from Hibbing, MN and sang 60’s rock and roll songs such as; Lady Willpower, Woman, Young Girl and many more. We are in for a fabulous show! And our seats are GREAT in this brand new Blue Gate Performing Art Center! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Show is included. Day 5: September 17th, Friday: After breakfast this morning, we'll reserve the morning for a bit of Shipshewana shopping because we are quite sure you won’t get enough of that! After lunch downtown, paying on your own, we’ll wind our way through the lovely state of Indiana homeward with a return to Madison. Breakfast Included.
Day 6: September 18th, Saturday: Breakfast at the hotel awaits and we'll travel northeast to Minnesota. Stops will be made as the day goes along. We'll meet around lunch time in Eau Clair around 11am for a lunch break. We'll also say good-bye to our friends from Central MN (here is where you'll meet your shuttle). We'll then continue the rest of the way northeast. Estimated arrival hours home are as follows; Sartell @ 3 pm; Rice @ 4:30; 5 pm-5:30 to Little Falls and Brainerd. Duluth @ 3 pm; Iron Range Cities @ 5:30 pm and Grand Rapids @ 6:30 pm. Breakfast Included. Disclaimer: Happy Trails Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, theater, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Happy Trails Tours, INC and their respective employees, agents, representatives accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of country in which they are provided. Happy Trails Tours INC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by Happy Trails Tours. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.