Homeward Bound Farewell Tour and The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad June 8-9, 2018
Homeward Bound Farewell Tour and The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad June 8-9, 2018 (Friday/Saturday)
Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will arrive to St Paul's EXEL Energy Center for his farewell Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day. During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (which reached #1), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late In The Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits. We've included dinner before the show and a delightful train excursion on the Wisconsin Great Northern RR in Spooner. Life is good at Happy Trails Tours and we invite you to share this weekend with us!
Motor Coach Transportation: Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Eveleth, Duluth and Cloquet
Overnight Lodging at Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites in Minneapolis
Paul Simon Concert: Great Seats/Club Level at the EXCEL Center St Paul
The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad ~ 90 Minute Train Ride w/ Lunch
Three Meals (Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch on the Train)
Luggage Handling and Most Tips Included. (Tips for driver and escort are not included)
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 per person is due when registering. Final payment is due May 1, 2018 ~ Cancellations between April 1 - May 1, 2018 are contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives beck from the show tickets, hotel, charter and restaurants. No refunds with cancellations after May 1, 2018. This tour is transferrable so if you know of someone wishing to take your place, that is fine. If we have a waiting list, we can also help you sell your reservation. Travel insurance is available. Pre-existing conditions are waived when it’s purchased within 10 days of paying your initial deposit. It can offer peace of mind and financial security. Call if you have any questions.
Day 1: Friday, June 8th, 2018
This is just a preliminary boarding schedule. The actual itinerary with specifics on boarding will be announced about 3 weeks prior to departure in your final documents.
_____6:30 AM-Gr Rapids (Place to be announced) _____7:15 AM- Hibbing "Hampton Inn"; _____7:45 am am- Virginia "Village Inn" _____8:00 am- Eveleth "Super Eight" 9:00 - 9:45 am- Breakfast Break at Perkins ~ Miller Hill Mall _____9:45 am- Duluth "Perkins Miller Hill Mall" _____10:20 am- Cloquet "Perkins"
12:30 PM- Arrive to the Original Pancake House - Lunch, paying on own/ Ordering off the menu. 2:00 PM- Re-board the coach and travel to the lovely Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites (Minneapolis). 5:00 PM- Plated dinner is included at the hotel ~ More specifics yet to be announced. 6:30 PM- Board the coach and travel to the EXCEL Energy Center for Paul Simon's Homeward Bound Concert 8:00 PM- His show begins ~ Enjoy (Our seats are in the Club Level) Settle in for an amazing concert!
Day 2: Saturday, June 9th 7:00 - 9:15 AM- The hotel offers buffet breakfast in a banquet room, included. 8:15 AM- Set your luggage outside your doors/ Departing at 9:15 AM. Board the coach and we'll travel about 2 hours to Spooner, Wisconsin this morning. 11:15 AM- Arrive to Spooner's Train Station for our 90 minute excursion on the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad!
All aboard! Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Namekagon River, part of the St. Croix National Park System. Tour a 15-mile stretch of the old Chicago & Northwestern track between Spooner and Springbrook, laid more than 100 years ago. The train we booked for today is the Pizza Train, one of their most popular family oriented trains each season. The pizza comes from Tony’s Riverside in Spooner as it has since day one. The trip lasts about 90 minutes during which you will see farm fields, deep woods, the scenic Namekagon River and stop at the Bean Creek Trestle. 2:00 PM- The train arrives back to the station and we'll begin our journey homeward.
The arrival hours home are only estimates. 4:00 PM- Estimated arrival to Duluth; 5:30 PM to Eveleth; 5:45 PM to Virginia; 6:15 PM to Hibbing; 7:00 PM to Grand Rapids
This tour is entirely comfortable and casual. The motorcoach charter is Shubat Bus Company, Hibbing. Please let us know of any special needs you may have at the time your register. No registration is considered solid without a deposit paid within 7 days of registering. Feel Free to contact us with any questions or concerns. *Please Note: This tour can pick up in Cloquet, but returns a different route on the way home. Folks boarding in Cloquet would need to be picked up in Duluth on the 2nd day.
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