Welkom to the center of Dutch Culture in America, Holland Michigan! Stroll along colorful Tulip Lanes amid a sea of color, listen for the tapping of wooden shoes, and shop for imported Dutch cheese, licorice, delftware, and tulip bulbs. Pop into the Music Hall of Fame… step back in time at Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum… enjoy an elegant dinner with unforgettable views of Niagara Falls at Skylon Tower.
Day 1 - Jamestown, NY
This morning, depart for Jamestown, NY where we make our overnight in Jamestown, NY.
Day 2 - Cleveland, OH
Breakfast is included this morning before we visit the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Museum. This will be a real trip down Memory Lane. After, we follow the shores of Lake Erie to Cleveland for a visit with the legends of rock and roll music at the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. Later, ahead lies Michigan and the pretty town of Holland on the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s Tulip Time in Holland and they are hosting what is rated as the top small town festival in America. This year, nearly a million people will come to see the tulips as Holland celebrates it’s annual Tulip Festival. Our hotel for 3 nights is the DoubleTree Holland, and Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.
Day 3 - Holland, MI
Breakfast is included each morning at the DoubleTree, and today we will begin with a guided tour of Holland, experience the rich Dutch culture and celebrate the magnificent colors of the tulips. Also included will be Windmill Island, the home of DeZwaan Windmill, Klompen dancing and Dutch specialty shops. Dinner is again included tonight at New Odyssey with entertainment.
Day 4 - Holland, MI
Tulips are everywhere! Breakfast and a visit to Nelis’ Dutch Village, a recreation of the Netherlands 150 years ago where people wear wooden shoes and colorful costumes as they dance in the streets. This afternoon have time at leisure to shop, enjoy personal sightseeing or enjoy one of the Parades. Dinner is included at the Boatwerks on Lake Michigan.
Day 5 - Dearborn, MI
Breakfast is included and this morning we will visit the Dutch Marketplaats, pause for lunch at the popular Dutch food court (on own). Following the Marketplaats we’re off for Dearborn and a two night stay at the Best Western Greenfield Inn. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 6 - Dearborn, MI
After breakfast we head up the street to one of America’s great Museums. Enter the world of Henry Ford, with admission provided to both Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum. At Greenfield Village we travel back in time to America of the mid-1800s, a living history museum far removed from today’s fast paced society. Next door is the Ford Museum, where Henry Ford stored his vast private collection. He was a man who collected just about everything. Later, we’ll visit and tour Cranbrook House & Gardens followed by a local dinner experience.
Day 7 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Breakfast is included. Today we will cross Southern Ontario to Niagara Falls where overnight lodging awaits at the Niagara Courtyard Marriott Hotel. The Marriott has a wonderful location on the Canadian side of the Falls near the popular casinos and attractions. Tonight Dinner is included in the famous revolving restaurant atop the Skylon Tower. The view from 385 feet above the Falls is one you will never forget. What a sight and what a spectacular finish to a wonderful trip.
Day 8 - Finger Lakes, NY - Home
Breakfast is included at the hotel and after a bargain shopping stop at Duty Free we will cross New York State to the Finger Lakes. In Geneva we’ll pause for Lunch and wine tasting at Ventosa New York State Vineyards. What a lovely stop with the vine covered hillsides and scenic Lake Seneca in the background.