Tour catalog - Miller Transportation
Tour catalog - Miller Transportation
All of us at Miller Transportation would like to THANK YOU for your continued support by traveling with us. We have the BEST customers out there! 2017 was an amazing year as we celebrated our 80th anniversary and we are looking forward to 2018. We have added 6 New Prevost Motorcoaches to our existing fleet of 100 motorcoaches. The new coaches offer enjoyable features, such as, extra leg room, cup holders, foot rests and USB/Receptacle outlets at each seat. With a combination of over 50 years’ experience in the Tour and Travel Industry, our Tour & Travel Specialists are among the best in the business.
We have worked hard to provide you an assortment of travel packages within this catalog – vacations, cruises, casino trips, and one-day adventures. All travel is arranged with YOU in mind. We have taken customer feedback and added top-rated attractions to ensure a perfect trip. Yearly, we attend the ABA Marketplace in January to network with hundreds of suppliers across the nation and gain insight on how to provide the best possible experience on our tours.
Safety ALWAYS comes first at Miller Transportation. We are proud to exceed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements. A safe trip is our professional drivers’ main goal. Your TOUR EXPERIENCE is our priority when developing our travel vacations. We have tailored our tours with this detail in mind. We have focused more attention on truly experiencing the destinations. We are excited to have a Southern Gardens & Charms Charleston tour in the Summer and Fall as Charleston has been voted #1 Best U.S. City since 2011. We have revised our Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Western Adventure, Cape Cod and New England Fall Foliage tours to give you a better experience with more tour options.
We are offering more options on each multi-day tour. And our one-day adventures are a great way to escape on a short trip with lots of activities included.
We may be more expensive than the competition, but that is because we offer premium tours, with the best hotel accommodations, the most exciting attractions and the most delicious food options for every tour. We wish you a wonderful 2018 and look forward to seeing you on one of our vacations! WELCOME T O MIL L ER Roz, Kim, Betty, & Jo - Tour & Travel Specialists “Thank you for making our visit to other places run smoother without stress or complications. Hope I can plan a longer trip in the future.”
APRIL 3 Spring Break in Washington DC 4 Thunder Over Louisville 5 San Antonio Fiesta Days MAY 4 Jesus / Gettysburg / The Amish Country 6 Southern Gardens & Charms of Charleston 7 New Mexico - Land of Enchantment JUNE 8 Summer on Cape Cod, MA 9 Niagara Falls - Discover The Wonder - Canadian Getaway 9 Chicago- My Kind of Town 10 Mackinac Island 10 Branson Showtime JULY 11 Mackinac Island Lighthouse Cruise 11 Niagara Falls - Discover The Wonder - Canadian Getaway 12 Mountain West Adventure 13 Our Nation's Capital AUGUST 13 Branson Showtime 14 Mackinac Island SEPTEMBER 14 Best of Mackinac Island 15 Cape Cod Delight 15 Branson Showtime 16 Niagara Falls - Discover The Wonder - Canadian Getaway 16 Jesus / Gettysburg / The Amish Country OCTOBER 17 New England Fall Foliage 18 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 18 Dolly Parton's Tour of Many Color 19 Southern Gardens & Charms in Charleston NOVEMBER 20 Western Caribbean Cruise 21 Branson featuring Daniel O'Donnell 21 Ozark Mountain Christmas 22 Biltmore Christmas 22 Biltmore Christmas Week Day Super Saver 23 Gaylord Country Christmas DECEMBER 23 Gaylord Country Christmas 24 Miller Express Chicago Christmas Shopping 22 Biltmore Christmas 25 New Year's in Pigeon Forge 25 Branson New Year's Extravaganza 25 New Year's in Nashville 2019 TOURS 26 Florida Winter Escape CONTENTS Table of 2018 TOURS GROUP SERVICES | 2 ONE DAY GETAWAYS | 27 2017 CASINO TRIPS | 31 POLICIES | 32-34 PICK UP POINTS | 35 Check out our website www.millertransportation.com to sign up for tours and to receive more information!
04 G R O U P S E R V I C E S HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT: Miller Transportation customizes your tour and finalizes every details for you. Miller Transportation wants to meet your group and share ideas. Invite us to meetings! Miller Transportation helps implement marketing for your trip through social media. Miller Transportation gives you the personal attention needed to create an exciting tour. WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: You will define your group needs, then Miller Transportation will arrange all your reservations. You will receive an itinerary highlighting EVERY DETAIL of your tour. You will be offered tips on how to conduct and promote a successful trip.
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05 Join us for Spring Break 2018 during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. We have revised our DC itineraries to include even more than ever before. New for 2018, we will have a GUIDED TOUR (by a licensed tour guide) of the U.S. Capitol and the White House Grounds. Back by popular demand…the Spirit of Washington Cherry Blossom Dinner Cruise, that offers some of the BEST views of DC. The dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Washington was ranked #1 by our customers that traveled to DC with us in 2017. This trip is great for families, grandparents and grandchildren or anyone wanting to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival this spring.
When choosing what company to take you to DC, the answer is simple….Miller Transportation. There are many things that separate the BEST from the rest. We have a licensed DC tour guide for a full day and evening that will share entertaining stories and historical information. New, in 2018 we have arranged a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol. We can’t leave DC without visiting George Washington’s beloved Mt.Vernon, one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America. We may not be the “cheapest”, but we are confident that we offer the BEST package to DC with the BEST attractions to provide you with a DC Tour experience of a lifetime.
5 meals included!
Monday, April 2 We will depart Louisville this morning and travel to Morehead, KY for our morning break and on to Tamarack- The Best of West Virginia for lunch. We will arrive in Harrisonburg, VA to overnight at the Fairfield Inn. Tuesday, April 3—breakfast included at the hotel We will depart the hotel this morning and travel to Washington, DC. Upon arriving in DC we will have a licensed tour guide join us for a step on guided tour of the city. We will visit the Monuments, White House Grounds, and more! Exclusive for our group, we will have a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol. This evening experience the beauty of our Washington Monuments with a guided tour in the moonlight.
We will spend the next 2 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott. We will check-in to the hotel with time to enjoy the indoor pool!! Wednesday, April 4 -- full American breakfast at the hotel Today we will have a full day of DC! We will begin our day with a tour of Arlington Cemetery. Visit the graves of President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We will make a picture stop at Iwo Jima Memorial. We will have a guided tour of the Kennedy Center. This afternoon you will have a choice to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a living memorial to the Holocaust OR the newly opened Museum of the Bible.
Tonight could possibly be the highlight of the tour, a three hour – Cherry Blossom Festival Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Washington. Enjoy the best views of the Washington Monuments, National Harbor, Old Town Alexandria and other iconic D.C. sights. A delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts and a live DJ. (Rated the #1 attraction on our DC tours in 2017!!) Thursday, April 5 –full American breakfast at the hotel This morning we depart the hotel and will visit the Smithsonian Museums, to tour on your own. We will depart at 12 noon and travel to Mt.Vernon, one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites.
Upon arrival enjoy lunch in the food court or the Restaurant. Visit the Gardens, Museum, Farm, The Tombs and Historic Trades. Mt Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds honoring George Washington’s legacy and life. We will have a guided tour of the Mansion at 3:45 pm – Home of George Washington, an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country. We will depart Mt.Vernon after our Mansion Tour and travel to Manassas for dinner before arriving in Harrisonburg, VA to overnight.
Friday, April 6 –breakfast included at hotel We will make our return trip home stopping for lunch and breaks en-route. We will arrive home at approximately 6:00 pm with fond memories of our DC tour in 2018 for the Cherry Blossoms that will last a lifetime. TOUR COST: Double: $744 Triple: $663 Quad: $622 Single: $988 Tour #81723 Spring Break in Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival 5 days | April 2- April 6, 2018 A P R I L 20 1 8 T O U R S 3 “I felt I was in safe hands & the trip was very well organized & educational. I would certainly travel with you again!” - Nancy Lesmeister
Join Miller Transportation for the official kick-off of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival and the unofficial beginning of Spring- Thunder Over Louisville, on board the Belle of Cincinnati.
Includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, Hors d’oeuvres, full dinner buffet, cash bar available AND the best seat for the largest pyrotechnic display in North America. Please Note: Boat will depart New Albany and head upriver through McAlpine Lock. Once through the lock, we are at the discretion of the United States Coast Guard, FAA , and local law enforcement. Depending on situations outside of BB Riverboats' control, there is a possibility that the boat will not be allowed to cruise above the Portland Canal and through the downtown area before the fireworks. In that case, we will assume our fireworks viewing position at the top end of the canal for the duration of the night.
This does NOT include the air show! Departs: 4:00 pm Baymont Inn (Fern Valley) 4:30 pm Breckenridge Inn (behind hotel by tennis courts) Returns: Approximately midnight Tour #77636 Thunder Over Louisville Louisville, KY April 21, 2018 $165 per person Enjoy the fireworks on the Belle of Cincinnati! 4 Monday – May 14, 2018 This morning we will depart Louisville and travel to Pennsylvania for our overnight stay.
Tuesday – May 15, 2018—complimentary full hot breakfast at hotel Rise and shine!! This morning we travel to Gettysburg where we will tour the battlefield with a licensed guide and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil. On our way to Lancaster, we will stop at the “Sweetest Place on Earth”, Hershey’s Chocolate World for some chocolate tasting, sightseeing and historical entertainment. A delicious Amish dinner is included upon arriving in Amish Country!! We will overnight the next 2 nights in Lancaster.
Wednesday – May 16, 2018---complimentary breakfast at hotel This morning we meet our local guide as we begin a day of sightseeing in the PennsylvaniaAmishcountry.
Travel back in time to an era when life was simpler and lived at a slower pace. We venture out onto the Roads Less Traveled through the heart of the Amish Farmlands. We will visit the Amish Quilt & Craft Shop located right on an Amish Farm. Visit Kitchen Kettle Village for lunch (on our own) and have time to stroll through their village of 42 shops and restaurants. This afternoon is the main event … at the Sight&SoundTheatre, where we will experience the greatest rescue story of all time! Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.
A PA Dutch dinner is included tonight. Thursday – May 17, 2018—complimentary breakfast at hotel We still have more to explore in Amish country. This morning we will tour Lititz,PA– Lancaster County’s Sweet Spot, a stunning cultural melting pot of historic country charm and sophisticated urban flair. Next we stop at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. We can’t leave Lititz without stopping at Wilbur’s Chocolate Store, a one stop shop to pick up that perfect gift for every occasion. Before we head out of town, we will visit Elva’s Studio for a presentation reviving the old art of chalk talk, a fun and inspiring event you’ll never forget.
You have to see it to believe!! Late this evening, we travel to New Stanton, PA to overnight.
Friday – May 18, 2018—complimentary breakfast at hotel This morning we will check out of the hotel and make our way back home arriving this evening. Tour #82290 Jesus / Gettysburg / The Amish Country 5 days | May 14- 18, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $789 Triple: $759 Quad: $729 Single: $989 6 meals included!
Monday, April 23 Travel in style with Miller Transportation in a Deluxe Motorcoach with extended legroom for your travel comfort. This morning we will travel to Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas. Our morning break will be in Bowling Green, KY with lunch included at Casey Jones, voted Jackson's Best Buffet and Best Southern Cookin' in The Jackson by Sun Readers' Choice Awards! This evening we will arrive in Little Rock, AR, our overnight destination.
Tuesday, April 24- breakfast included at hotel Today we are Dallas bound, the second largest city in the great state of Texas. We will have lunch (on your own) at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, a 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market containing four anchor restaurants, a mixture of local specialty foods and much more, while taking in a view of the beautiful Dallas skyline. After lunch, we will discover history at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Learn about the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy at the most visited historic site in North Texas. Overnight accommodations are in Mesquite, TX, right outside of Dallas.
Wednesday, April 25 - breakfast included at hotel This morning’s adventure is the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum. The Texas Ranger is one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State. Next, we explore the Magnolia Market at the Silo’s, owned by Chip & Joanna Gaines, host of the HGTV’s Fixer Upper. There’s a little something for everyone at the Magnolia Market- shopping, games, the garden and lots of food choices. The Market itself is staged and set up with one goal in mind: to inspire you to own the space you’re in. Our travels continue to the highlight of our tour… San Antonio Texas! We will spend the next 3 nights at the in downtown San Antonio at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites - San Antonio Riverwalk located at the walkway to the River Walk—awesome property AND location!!
Thursday - April 26 - Free Brightside Breakfast at the hotel After breakfast we set out for sightseeing and adventure with a step on guided tour of San Antonio. Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists. History comes to life as we view Alamo: The Price of Freedom at the IMAX. We will also visit the Alamo (audio tour included) – the mission, the battle, the legend! Today the Alamo is the heart of San Antonio and it is Texas’ most visited historic landmark. This afternoon be ready for a one-of-a-kind San Antonio experience on the all new GO RIO Cruises – brand new in 2018.
This evening is leisure to stroll the riverwalk and have dinner on own.
Friday, April 27- Free Brightside Breakfast at the hotel Parade Day and free time to enjoy Fiesta Days & the Riverwalk Today is leisure for your enjoyment of Fiesta Days. We have reserved seats for the 2018 Battle of The Flowers parade. The parade theme this year is “300 Timeless Treasures.” Saturday, April 28 – Free Brightside Breakfast at the hotel We say good-bye to San Antonio, a historic city of Texas. Our travels takes us to Houston, Texas stopping at the Houston Space Center. Be inspired by the wonders of space exploration and go behind-the-scenes of America’s exciting space program.
Take a 90 minute NASA Tram Tour, go behind-the-scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center. You will tour Rocket Park, home of the Saturn V rocket, which is the most powerful rocket ever built. This evening we overnight in Houston, TX at the Drury Inn & Suites. Enjoy their complimentary 5:30-7:00 Kickback, featuring a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. Popcorn and soft drinks are served until 10 PM. Sunday, April 29- hot breakfast included at hotel Today we journey along I-10 through Houston and Baton Rouge as we make our way to Meridian, MS. We will overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites.
Enjoy their complimentary 5:30-7:00 Kickback, featuring a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. Popcorn and soft drinks are served until 10 PM.
Monday, April 30—hot breakfast included at hotel A hot breakfast is available this morning including, Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we head back to the homestead with fun memories of the 2018 Fiesta Days in San Antonio and new travel friends! TOUR COST: Double: $1149 Triple: $1119 Quad: $1089 Single: $1569 Tour #76741 Fiesta Days San Antonio, TX 8 days | April 23- April 30, 2018 3 nights on the Riverwalk! 10 meals included! Reserved seating for the Battle of the Flowers Parade 5
08 M A Y 2 1 8 T O U R S Join us for this 5-Star tour to beautiful Charleston, SC and find out why it’s been named the top city in the US by Travel + Leisure Magazine (since 2011) AND BEST CITY IN THE WORLD IN 2016.
This tour is designed to truly experience Charleston’s rich history, historic architecture, unique culinary experiences and creative cultures. Spend 3 nights at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn located in North Charleston! The dining experiences included in this tour are all unique and give you a taste of flavors to savor from this city. Every dinner is an event in itself. This tour has it ALL. 10 meals included!!
Sunday - May 20, 2018 We will depart this morning for our Southern Garden tour. We will visit Biltmore Estate (audio tour included) this afternoon with time to explore Antler Hill Village and their famous Biltmore Winery. Take time to stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. We will overnight in Asheville, NC. Monday - May 21, 2018—breakfast included at hotel-- Welcome to the South y’all!! We will depart the hotel this morning and travel to beautiful Charleston. We will arrive in time for lunch and shopping at the Old City Market – Charleston’s #1 most visited attraction, also one of the nation’s oldest public markets and the cultural heart of Charleston.
Dinner is included this evening at the famous Charleston Crab House. We will overnight the next 3 nights at the Hilton Garden Inn. Tuesday - May 22, 2018—breakfast included at hotel After breakfast we will get the true low-country experience at Magnolia Plantation and Magnolia Gardens, one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” (Travel + Leisure Magazine) and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina. Experience history and wildlife on the tram tour of the plantations wetlands, lakes, forest, and marshes. Naturalist guides help you spot alligators, turtles and more in native habitats.
Enjoy a boxed lunch included at Magnolia Gardens. Next, we visit Charleston Tea Plantation, America’s only working tea plantation. We will tour the factory and take a narrated trolley ride through the fields. Enjoy some fresh iced tea while browsing their amazing gift shop. This evening we travel to Patriot’s Point, home of the USS Yorktown, where we will board the Spirit of Carolina for their dinner cruise, a four course dinner made to order using fresh local ingredients. We cruise Charleston’s Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery and beneath Ravenel Bridge by moonlight while enjoying entertainment from live and local musicians, a truly magical night.
(dress code is “Resort Casual”) Wednesday - May 23, 2018 --breakfast included at hotel This morning we depart the hotel for a Historic Charleston tour full of 300 years of history and numerous local landmarks including the Battery Park, Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, and the Citadel, just to name a few. The highlight of this outing will be a visit to the Joseph Manigault House, considered one of the finest examples of Adamesque Architecture in the country. The tour will end at Old City Market, where you will have time for lunch. After lunch, we will enjoy the sights of Charleston the way your ancestors did, aboard a horse-drawn carriage.
This evening, enjoy a dining experience at the UpperLevelatMagnolias, an extraordinary dining experience in an elegant atmosphere. Thursday - May 24, 2018—breakfast included at hotel This morning we depart Charleston, but the fun isn’t over yet. Our travels take us to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. For our farewell dinner, we will become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s (dinner show) try to settle their differences mountain-style. We will overnight in Pigeon Forge.
Friday - May 25, 2018—breakfast included We will depart the hotel and travel to the outlets in Pigeon Forge, departing after lunch for our return trip home. We will stop at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea for our afternoon break, arriving home early this evening. Tour #90550 Southern Gardens and Charms in Charleston 6 days | May 20-25, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $1318 Triple: $1289 Quad: $1259 Single: $1729 6 “Enjoyed meeting new people and laughed A LOT! - Great Job!” - Mary
Saturday - May 26, 2018 Today we depart this morning for our adventure to the Land of Enchantment.
We will stop for lunch near St. Louis. We will continue on to Blue Springs, Missouri where we will overnight. Sunday - May 27, 2018-- breakfast included at hotel Today we head to the Old West Town of Dodge City, Kansas for lunch and a step on guided tour of the “beginning of our western adventures.” We overnight this evening in Lamar, Colorado. Monday - May 28, 2018--breakfast included at hotel While crossing the beautiful Spanish Peaks of Western Colorado, we will get our first glimpses of Colorado. We will make a stop in LaVeta, Colorado, for shopping time in this charming town and continue on to Cuchara, Colorado for lunch.
Our afternoon travels take us on to the beautiful Santa Fe where we will stay the next three nights at the Drury Inn and Suites in Santa Fe, an amazing location within walking distance of the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. There are many restaurants to choose from in walking distance of the hotel or take advantage of their 5:30 pm kickback each night until 7:30 pm consisting of a rotating menu of hot food and cold beverages. Also, free soft drinks and popcorn in the lobby every night until 10:00 pm.
Tuesday - May 29, 2018-- hot breakfast included at hotel This morning we board our trolley tour of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, the oldest capital city in the United States. We will tour Loretto Chapel and see its mysterious staircase followed by lunch and shopping at Santa Fe Plaza- a National Historic Landmark, the center gathering place in town. This afternoon we will visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. Wednesday - May 30, 2018-- hot breakfast included at hotel Taos Pueblo is our first stop today where we will learn about one of the oldest continuously inhabited pueblos in the southwest.
After the pueblo, we will stop for lunch in Taos, New Mexico and have time to browse some of the shops there. On our way back to the hotel, we will stop at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge for pictures and a chance to purchase some Native American artisan jewelry. Thursday - May 31, 2018-- hot breakfast included at hotel It’s time to say goodbye to Santa Fe, but the fun isn’t over yet. We continue our adventures in Albuquerque, where you will see some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before your eyes, with a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway- 2.7 miles of absolutely breathtaking terrain and deep canyons.
We will have time for lunch in Old Town Albuquerque before checking into our hotel. Browse the streets of Old Town and discover unique handmade crafts. We will overnight at The Drury Inn & Suites in Albuquerque which includes their popular 5:30-7:00 pm kick-back, a rotating menu of hot food and cold beverages. Stop by the lobby until 10 pm for free soft drinks and popcorn. Friday - June 1, 2018-- hot breakfast included at hotel Today we are headed for a fun morning at the UFO Museum in downtown Roswell, New Mexico. After lunch, we will visit Carlsbad Caverns where a truly underground experience awaits us.
We overnight in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Saturday - June 2, 2018--breakfast included at hotel Good-bye New Mexico, Hello Texas! We will cross the line between New Mexico and Texas today and head to stunning Palo Duro Canyon State Park to see, “Texas”- the musical drama in a one of a kind outdoor amphitheatre in the second largest canyon in America. A Chuck Wagon Dinner is included before the show. We overnight at the Holiday Inn Express in Canyon, Texas. Sunday - June 3, 2018--breakfast included at hotel We bid farewell to Texas this morning and travel to Joplin, Missouri to overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites in time for their popular 5:30 pm kick-back, a rotating menu of hot food and cold beverages.
Stop by the lobby until 10 pm for free soft drinks and popcorn.
Monday - June 4, 2018 We travel home today with lots of memories of the Land of Enchantment. TOUR COST: Double: $1589 Triple: $1539 Quad: $1489 Single: $1969 Tour #89601 New Mexico: Land of Enchantment 10 days | May 26-June 4, 2018 9 Breakfasts & 1 Dinner 7 “The attractions (were) very beautiful & interesting. Everyone involved did a fantastic job of accommodating all of us.”
Friday – June 8, 2018 This morning we depart Louisville for beautiful Cape Cod. We travel east out of Louisville through West Virginia and on into Pennsylvania, where we will overnight in Chambersburg, PA.
Saturday-June 9, 2018 –breakfast included at hotel We depart the hotel this morning and travel to Gettysburg, PA, where we will tour the battlefield with a licensed guide and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil. The visitor’s center hosts the film, “A New Birth of Freedom” and the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg – “Pickett’s Choice.” We will continue on to Sturbridge, MA to overnight. Sunday – June 10, 2018 – breakfast included at hotel We will travel to Boston this morning and meet a step-on guide for an informative city tour of Boston, including The Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Old North Church, Harvard, Cambridge and Boston Common, just to name a few.
Our lunch break will be at the famous Quincy Market and we will have time to do shopping too! This afternoon we will stop for a picture break at Plymouth Rock. We will visit the JFK Memorial before arriving at the oceanfront Red Jacket Resort, home for the next 3 nights on beautiful Cape Cod, an award-winning Cape Cod Beach Resort.
Monday - June 11, 2018 –breakfast included at hotel Today you will want your sunblock, sunglasses, good walking shoes and a camera for today’s adventure on the Cape. We will travel Historic Route 6A, the Old King’s Hwy, and a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center. Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach “Lands End”- PROVINCETOWN. We will have time to explore this quaint village and have lunch. This afternoon, choose between a Whale Watching cruise and travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the atlantic, and fish use these shallow waters to feed.
An onboard Naturalist will introduce you to everything that you see. OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND, and enjoy a Sand Dune tour as you ride along the shoreline of the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art. We will all meet up for dinner included this evening in Provincetown.
Tuesday - June 12, 2018 -- breakfast included at hotel Our local guide will meet at the hotel and will escort the group to the HY LINE Docks for ticketing and boarding the high speed ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival, you will board a local bus for a sightseeing tour. You will learn the history and lifestyles of the islanders as you pass through Vineyard Haven. There will be free time for lunch and shopping in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day on the island in Oak Bluffs. Arrive back on mainland at 5:10 pm. OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO VISIT NANTUCKET: Your local guide will point out the restaurants, galleries, shops, and museums that are within walking distance to the dock.
You will have lunch on your own and time for shopping. Admission is included on an ISLAND TOUR. Arrive back on mainland at 5:10 pm to meet up with the other group and enjoy a delicious LOBSTER DINNER. (other options available for those that do not want lobster). After dinner, we will return to the Resort. Wednesday - June 13, 2018 –breakfast included at hotel We bid farewell to beautiful Cape Cod this morning and make our way to Mystic, CT in time for lunch and shopping downtown. Late this afternoon, we will check into the Great Cedar Hotel Foxwoods Resort in Mystic, CT. Our package includes: $10.00 food credit OR Full Festival Buffet, $5.00 food credit OR Full Breakfast Buffet, $10.00 slot play AND A 20% discount at any Foxwoods Gift Shop with a purchase of $25.00 or more.
Thursday - June 14, 2018 -- breakfast buffet included at hotel This morning we depart Mystic and travel to Clinton, NJ for lunch. Our afternoon travels take us to Bedford, PA where we overnight at the Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Friday - June 15, 2018 --breakfast included at hotel We depart this morning for our return trip home. You will have so many fond memories of our Summer Escape 2018 in beautiful Cape Cod. Tour #85615 Cape Cod Summer Escape 8 days | June 8-15, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $1319 Triple: $1289 Quad: $1249 Single: $1739 This tour is truly a Summer Escape that you will remember for years to come! 3 nights at an award-winning Cape Cod Beach Resort, Provincetown, a whale watch cruise OR sand dune tour, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, 10 meals & much more!!
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Wednesday – June 13, 2018 DepartthismorningfortheWindyCityofChicago!! WewillarriveintimeforlunchattheBrainFoodCourtorMuseumCafeinsidetheMuseumofS cience and Industry, the place where generations have been coming to see what’s next.
Next on the agenda is the Skydeck Chicago , offering spectacular views spanning 4 states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…TheLedge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!! This evening, we will feast on a four-course dinner and cheer as gallant knights compete in daring tournament games, jousting matches and sword fights at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Our overnight accommodations for the next 2 nights is the beautiful Hyatt Place. Thursday – June 14, 2018 – Hot breakfast included at hotel Rise and shine! We have a full day of fun planned in the Windy City today!! We start our day at Shedd Aquarium, which offers us connections to the whole aquatic world.
There are 32,000 animals to meet and numerous Award-winning exhibits to explore. Our next stop is the Field Museum, one of the largest museums in the world, with some of the most fascinating exhibits on world history and culture. Lunch is on your own before departing the museum. After lunch, roll up your sleeves and let curiosity be your guide at the Adler Planetarium. This afternoon, we board a Wendella Sightseeing Boat that will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River for a tour of this beautiful city. Dinner is included this evening at Rainforest Café, a wild place to eat, where dinner is a true adventure.
Friday – June 15, 2018—Hot breakfast included at hotel Famous Navy Pier for shopping and lunch before our return trip home. TOUR COST: Double: $499 Triple: $479 Quad: $469 Single: $599 Tour #85531 Chicago- My Kind of Town Chicago, IL 3 days | June 13-15, 2018 This fun-filled summer getaway is a great trip for Families, Grandparents & Grandchildren. It includes the top attractions that showcases the Best of Chicago, plus includes 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners!
For 2018, we have totally revised our itinerary to Niagara Falls to include all THE BEST of the BEST to give you a Niagara Falls experience you won’t forget!! We have upgraded our hotel accommodations and added the most top-rated attractions to give YOU the best Niagara Falls Adventure. 5 meals included! YOU WILL NEED YOUR PASSPORT TO ENTER CANADA!!! Monday – June 11, 2018 Relax and enjoy the ride through the rolling hills of Ohio,PennsylvaniaandNewYorkbefore arriving in NiagaraFalls,Canadawhere we will spend the next three nights at the new Holiday Inn by the Falls, located just steps away from the Falls.
Tuesday - June 12, 2018—breakfast included at hotel This morning we begin our NiagaraFallsAdventure!! As we take a JourneyBehindtheFallsdeep into the earth by way of scenic tunnels, you will feel the power of the falls. Next, we travel into the mist of the mighty falls aboard the Hornblower Niagara Falls for an up close and personal Voyage to theFalls. (poncho included). Lunch is included 775 feet above the falls in the SkylonTower, the most famous restaurant in Niagara Falls. The best way to see Niagara’s fascinating Whirlpool is from high overhead – aboard the world famous Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car.
We will have a leisure evening. Wednesday - June 13, 2018—breakfast included at hotel This morning, a step on guide joins our group for an exciting tour of the Canadian Falls area. We begin at the 7-story high, surround sound IMAX Theatre, depicting the history, the legend and the many daredevils who have tried to conquer these waters. Hear the roar of the falls and see the mist rising from the river as we drive around Niagara. Our lunch break will be at Niagara on the Lake. This historic town captures attention with its Georgian and Victorian-styled building, Waterfront Park and the surrounding fields of grapevines.
While at Niagara on the Lake, for those interested, we will attend a wine tasting at one of the wineries located here. Don’t forget to try their icewine, uniquely Canadian. We will have time for shopping in this quaint area!! Our next stop will be the Floral Clock 40 feet wide with over 25, 000 plants. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an award winning musical feast of Canadian food, fun and folklore, “Oh, Canada Eh?!” a musical celebration of Canada, performed in a rustic log cabin theatre. Thursday - June 14, 2018—breakfast included at hotel We depart this morning for our return trip home. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel back to Louisville.
TOUR COST: Double: $689 Triple: $669 Quad: $649 Single: $869 Tour #82346 Niagara Falls- Discover the Wonder- Canadian Getaway 4 days | June 11-14, 2018 9
12 Tuesday – June 19, 2018 We will depart Louisville this morning and travel north to Indianapolis for a morning break. We will continue on to FortWayne,INfor lunch. Our afternoon travels take us to Bronner’sCHRISTmasWonderland in Frankenmuth, MI “Little Bavaria”. The sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas completely surround you at this amazing store, which is the size of one and half football fields, overflowing with 50,000 trims and gifts. We will overnight in the quaint village of Frankenmuth at the SpringHillSuitesbyMarriott. After we check-in, a family style chicken dinner awaits us at the world-famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant (included).
Wednesday – June 20, 2018--hot breakfast included at hotel This morning we drive across one of the world’s most beautiful bridges, the Big MAC Bridge to St. Ignace where we will board our ferry to Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, a real treat awaits us….the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet, a distinct highlight of the Grand Hotel. After lunch, we will take an Island Carriage Tour. The tour ends downtown. You may go to the hotel or visit the downtown shops. Our overnight accommodations are at the beautiful Lakeview Hotel, located in the historic village. The rest of the day is free to explore the island!! You may stroll the shops, walk some of the endless nature trails, or just enjoy the hotel.
Don’t forget to pick up some Mackinac Island fudge. When you are ready to go to the hotel, let them know that you are with the Miller Transportation group, and they will give you your room key.
Thursday – June 21, 2018--breakfast included at hotel We depart the hotel to ferry back to St.Ignace. Today promises to be a fascinating adventure into the past at CastleFarms, a great destination with lush gardens, model railroads and historic stone walls and towers. We will enjoy a guided tram tour of the farms and gardens. Don’t forget to visit the 1918 Museum full of memorabilia from the Great War. After our tour, we will be served a royalluncheon!! The fun isn’t over just yet!! After lunch, we will take a guided tour of the Earl Young Mushroom Houses. You will marvel at the unique stone dwellings, cedar shake roofs and natural aesthetics, something you have to see to believe.
We will overnight in West Branch, MI.
Friday – June 22, 2018 Enjoy breakfast at the Lumber Jack Restaurant before our return trip home. We will arrive back in Louisville at approximately 6:00 PM. Tour #87353 Mackinac Island & Michigan’s Treasures 4 days | June 19-22, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $669 Triple: $649 Quad: $619 Single: $849 6 meals included! Tuesday – June 19, 2018 We depart Louisville for the OzarkMountains. We will stop for lunch near St.Louis. Our travels take us on to Ozark, Missouri for dinner at the world-famous Lambert’s Throwed Rolls Café. We will overnight the next 3 nights at The Hotel Grand Victorian.
Wednesday – June 20, 2018 - Hot Breakfast included at hotel Travel down memory lane to the 1950’s at the Clay Cooper Theatre this morning as we celebrate poodle skirts, sock hops, soda shops and teenage love.
Lunch is included today at Pickin Porch Grill and we will have time to shop at the Branson Craft Mall. This afternoon, we will attend The Hughes Brothers Theatre for the performance “IT”, - with over 50 amazing singers, dancers and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talent to create Branson’s Ultimate Entertainment Experience. Dinner is included at BlackOakGrillbefore our evening entertainment with ClayCooperandhisCountry Music Express.
Thursday – June 21, 2018 - Hot Breakfast included at hotel This morning we will visit TheGrandVillageShoppesfor shopping in their over 20 unique shop's lining cobblestone streets. We will have lunch (on your own) at the Village. This afternoon, we will attend the Sight&SoundTheatre for the performance of Samson- the original superhero! Dinner is included before our evening entertainment at TheWelkResortTheatreperformance of MillionDollarQuartet, the recording of an impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Four legends, one jam session, an electrifying true story!! Friday – June 22, 2018- Hot Breakfast included at hotel This morning we depart Branson with fond memories and new friends! We arrive home this evening.
Tour #86422 Branson Showtime Extravaganza 4 days | June 19-22, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $669 Triple: $639 Quad: $619 Single: $779 5 top Branson shows & 7 meals included 10
13 Tuesday – July 10, 2018 We will depart Louisville this morning and travel north to Indianapolis for a morning break. We will continue on to FortWayne,INfor lunch. Our afternoon travels take us to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI “Little Bavaria”. The sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas completely surround you at this amazing store, which is the size of one and half football fields, overflowing with 50,000 trims and gifts. We will overnight in the quaint village of Frankenmuth at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. After we check-in, a family style chicken dinner awaits us at the world-famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant (included).
Wednesday – July 11, 2018--hot breakfast included at hotel We depart for Mackinac City where we board for our lighthouse cruise after lunch. Five Lake Michigan lighthouses and stunning coastline views of Wilderness State Park are the hallmark attractions of the three-hour Westbound Cruise that will pass directly under the Mackinac Bridge. Expert guides from the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association explain unique construction of lighthouses as you see the Mackinac Bridge, Old Mackinac Point Light, White Shoal Light, Gray’s Reef Light, Waugoshance Light and St. Helena Light. A variety of snacks, beverages, sandwiches and candy are available to purchase while on our cruise.
After our cruise, we will board the ferry to Mackinac Island, where we will check into the beautiful LakeviewHotel, located in the heart of the historic village, (home for the next 2 nights).
Thursday – July 12, 2018--breakfast included at hotel This morning we will explore the island on a Carriage Tour. The carriage will drop us off at the world famous Grand Hotel for their legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet, a distinct highlight of the Grand Hotel. After lunch, we will board taxis for transportation to downtown Mackinac Island, where the remainder of the day is free to enjoy this amazing island. You may stroll the shops, walk some of the endless nature trails, or just enjoy the hotel. Don’t forget to pick up some famous Mackinac Island fudge!!
Friday – July 13, 2018--breakfast included at hotel Today promises to be a fascinating adventure into the past at Castle Farms, a great destination with lush gardens, model railroads and historic stone walls and towers.
We will enjoy a guided tram tour of the farms and gardens before. Don’t forget to visit the 1918 Museum full of memorabilia from the Great War. After our tour, we will be served a royal luncheon!! The fun isn’t over just yet!! After lunch, we will take a guided tour of the Earl Young Mushroom Houses. You will marvel at the unique stone dwellings, cedar shake roofs and natural aesthetics, something you have to see to believe. We will overnight in West Branch, MI.
Saturday – July 14, 2018 Enjoy breakfast at the Lumber Jack Restaurant before our return trip home. We will arrive back in Louisville at approximately 6:00 PM. TOUR COST: Double: $859 Triple: $829 Quad: $799 Single: $1029 Tour #87386 Mackinac Island Lighthouse Cruise 5 days | July 10-14, 2018 7 meals included & 2 nights on Mackinac Island! For 2018, we have totally revised our itinerary to Niagara Falls to include all THE BEST of the BEST to give you a Niagara Falls experience you won’t forget!! We have upgraded our hotel accommodations and added the most top-rated attractions to give YOU the best Niagara Falls Adventure.
5 meals included!
YOU WILL NEED YOUR PASSPORT TO ENTER CANADA!!! Tuesday – July 24, 2018 Relax and enjoy the ride through the rolling hills of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York before arriving in Niagara Falls, Canada where we will spend the next three nights in Niagara Falls! Wednesday – July 25, 2018—breakfast included at hotel This morning we begin our Niagara Falls Adventure!! As we take a Journey Behind the Falls deep into the earth by way of scenic tunnels, you will feel the power of the falls. Next, we travel into the mist of the mighty falls aboard the Hornblower Niagara Falls for an up close and personal Voyage to the Falls.
(poncho included) Lunch is included 775 feet above the falls in the Skylon Tower, the most famous restaurant in Niagara Falls. The best way to see Niagara’s fascinating Whirlpool is from high overhead – aboard the world famous Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car. We will have a leisure evening. Thursday – July 26, 2018—breakfast included at hotel This morning, a step on guide joins our group for an exciting tour of the Canadian Falls area. We begin at the 7-story high, surround sound IMAX Theatre, depicting the history, the legend and the many daredevils who have tried to conquer these waters. Hear the roar of the falls and see the mist rising from the river as we drive around Niagara.
Our lunch break will be at Niagara on the Lake. This historic town captures attention with its Georgian and Victorian-styled building, Waterfront Park and the surrounding fields of grapevines. While at Niagara on the Lake, for those interested, we will attend a wine tasting at one of the wineries located here. Don’t forget to try their icewine, uniquely Canadian. We will have time for shopping in this quaint area!! Our next stop will be the Floral Clock 40 feet wide with over 25, 000 plants. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an award winning musical feast of Canadian food, fun and folklore, “Oh, Canada Eh?!” a musical celebration of Canada, performed in a rustic log cabin theatre.
Friday – July 27, 2018—breakfast included at hotel We depart this morning for our return trip home. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel back to Louisville. TOUR COST: Double: $859 Triple: $839 Quad: $819 Single: $1039 Tour #82347 Niagara Falls- Discover the Wonder - Canadian Getaway 4 days | July 24-27, 2018 J U L Y 2 1 8 T O U R S 11
14 Sunday – July 15, 2018 We will depart Louisville this morning and travel north to Indianapolisfor our morning break. We will continue on to Illinois for lunch. This afternoon, we will visit Herbert Hoover’s birthplace and park symbolizing American ideals as Herbert Hoover saw them and lived them.
We continue on to Coralville, IA to overnight. Monday – July 16, 2018 -- breakfast included at hotel We depart this morning and travel to Iowa State Capital for a picture stop and on to John Wayne’s Birthplace and Museum. We will continue on to Roseman Covered Bridge – made famous by the movie Bridges of Madison County. Our overnight accommodations are in Sioux City, IA. Tuesday – July 17, 2018 – breakfast included at hotel We depart this morning and travel to Chamberlain, SD for a morning break. Today is full of sightseeing and photo stops. We will make a picture stop at the famous Corn Palace.
We enter Badlands National Park – 244,000 acres of stunning example of geological variety: jagged cliffs, deep canyons and sharp buttes, formed by relentless forces of nature. We will stop in Wall Drug Store – one of the world’s most well known roadside stops. We will continue on to Rapid City, SD where we will overnight the next 2 nights.
Wednesday – July 18—breakfast included at hotel Today may be one of the highlights of this trip...we visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Mountain and Memorial, and much more. Our lunch stop is the presidential summer White House for former president Calvin Coolidge, State Game Lodge, where the Buffalo soup is a favorite!! We will also browse the buildings from the movie set of Dances with Wolves Film Set. Thursday– July 19—breakfast included at hotel Today's adventures include a visit to Wind Cave National Park. We will also visit Devils Tower National Monument – the first National Monument set aside for the American people by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.
Our travels continue on to Buffalo, WY to overnight. Friday – July 20---breakfast included at hotel This morning we will visit Shell Canyon – the most beautiful waterfall. We continue on to Cody, WY and tour the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Lunch is included at the Center. Tonight we will enjoy Wild Western family fun at the Cody Rodeo. We overnight in Cody. Saturday – July 21—breakfast included at hotel Today is another one of the top highlights of the tour – Yellowstone National Park, the first National Park in the United States and the largest. We will visit Mammoth Hot Springs, we will see Old Faithful and visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
We will continue on to Jackson, WY where we will overnight the next 2 nights.
Sunday – July 22 Today will be one of the most exciting days of the tour. Enjoy a peaceful 13 mile scenic float trip down the Snake River, with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop. You will definitely want your camera ready for this one as you never know what wildlife will make an appearance. Dinner is a special treat…we will attend the Bar J Chuckwagon Supper and Western Music Show. Monday – July 23 This morning we say goodbye to Jackson Hole and head to Rock Springs, WY for a morning break. Lots of beautiful scenery as we continue on to Steamboat Springs, CO to overnight. Tuesday – July 24—breakfast included at hotel Discover why the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are the object of so many people’s affections today.
You’ll see the best of the best: majestic mountains, wildlife you’ve only seen on TV, and views like nothing you’ve ever witnessed. You will have more photo op’s than your camera will know what to do with. This evening we will overnight in Longmont, CO.
Wednesday – July 25---breakfast included at hotel We will visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Have lunch at the Café T-Rex before departing. We bid farewell to Denver this afternoon where are travels take us to Colby, KS to overnight. Thursday – July 26—breakfast included at hotel We will travel east through Topeka and Kansas City today taking breaks en-route. We will arrive in Blue Springs, MO, where we will overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites. We will arrive in time for their 5:30 kick-back featuring a rotating menu of free hot food and cold beverages. Stop by the lobby for free popcorn and soft drinks until 10 pm.
Friday – July 27 – hot breakfast included at hotel We continue our travel east to St.Louis for lunch, arriving home early this evening. Tour #88574 Mountain West Adventure Yellowstone / Dakotas / The Badlands/ Rocky Mountain National Park/ Mount Rushmore 13 days | July 15-27, 2018 TOUR COST: Double: $1989 Triple: $1929 Quad: $1909 Single: $2799 13 meals included! 12