August 3-7, 2009

Tour will originate in the Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol/Abingdon area.

A wonderful experience is in store for those who travel with us to Amish country. You will see how the Amish live as we visit their farms, a school and what a delightful treat it will be to have dinner in an Amish farmhouse. You will experience cooking demonstrations, amid the fresh foods and Amish crafts at the farmers market. You will be able to chat with an Amish family on their farm after a guided tour. You will have time to explore and shop in addition to seeing the beauty of this part of America. Come, go with us!

Adventure Day 1 – Monday, August 3, 2009
We're on our way to Indiana. The passing scenery in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio should be beautiful. Lunch and dinner are on your own today. We claim our rooms for the night in Piqua, OH.

Adventure Day 2 – Tuesday, August 4, 2009
An enjoyable deluxe continental breakfast is provided the morning at the motel before we check out. Around noon we will arrive in Nappanee, have a light lunch at the Amish Acres Farmstead. This heritage resort echoes the simple life of Amish society through historic interpretation, dining, lodging, theater, countryside tours, baked goods and several quaint shops. An antique tractor pulls a covered farm wagon, with padded seats, around the historic farm. Enjoy the famous family style Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in a century old barn restaurant. Top off the evening with a live musical theater production of Amish life “Plain and Fancy”.

Adventure Day 3 – Wednesday, August 5, 2009
A deluxe continental breakfast at the motel starts our morning. We travel over to Shipshewana for a visit to the Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors sell everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture in their booths only on Tuesday and Wednesday. Have lunch with one of the Vendors on your own. We travel back to Nappanee to meet our step-on-guide as we begin our Shingle Shops Backroads Tour. Stops along the way include a working Amish farm, time to chat with the family, visit a one-room Amish school and witness traditional Amish farm life first-hand. After our tour, we travel to Wakarusa to visit a quilt garden and a real “Dime Store” for some old-fashioned candy treats. A true experience of a lifetime - a family style dinner in an Amish farmhouse concludes our day’s activities. (B,D)

Adventure Day 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2009
Before we check out this morning, we have another deluxe continental breakfast at the motel. Out next stop is Elkhart, home of the 51,000 square foot climate controlled American Countryside Farmers Market. Feel free to browse row upon row of fresh wholesome foods and Amish crafted products or sit down and enjoy a variety of tasting options from Amish cooking to Scandinavian cuisine. Afterwards, we travel over to Middlebury to shop in the Village Shops before a family style lunch at Das Dutchman Essenhaus – the largest restaurant in Indiana with over 28 kinds of fresh-baked pies. We travel on the Bowling Green, KY to claim our rooms for the night and have dinner on your own.

Adventure Day 5 – Friday, August 7, 2009
A deluxe continental breakfast at the motel before checkout starts our morning. We stop for a short tour of a real working dairy farm and enjoy a light lunch. After our tour and lunch, we depart for home with fond memories of our Indiana Amish Country trip.

DEPOSITS AND DETAILS:
Deposit of $200 due with reservation. Optional insurance fee due with reservation. Final payment due June 18, 2009.


Price per Person:
Single: $735
Double: $575
Triple: $525
Quad: $502
Optional Insurance: $48 single, $34 double, triple, and quad.


Trip Highlights:
Roundtrip luxury Motorcoach transportation with tour escort
Roundtrip luggage handling for one piece of luggage
Four nights lodging
Amish Acres Farmstead guided tour
"Plain and Fancy" theater production
Amish Acres Threshers Dinner
Shipshewana Flea Market
Shingle Shops Backroads Tour
Working Amish farm
Amish school
"Dime Store"
American Countryside Farmers Market
Eight meals - four breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners

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