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December 2-7, 2021
Thursday - Tuesday
MERRY MAINE TRAINS ‘N MORE!
Tour Information
Cost
$1,418
Double
$1,338
Triple or Quad
$1,738
Single
Deposit
$150
Insurance
Available
Duration
6 Days
Meals
9 Meals
The state of Maine is known for its striking scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways.  And at Christmas-time they go all-out, creating a fun-filled wonderland amidst it all.  This  tour is jam-packed with New England holiday experiences that you won’t find in any other trip. 

Read this unique, excellent itinerary and come with us to celebrate our favorite season in scenic Maine!

DAY ONE – Thursday, December 2, 2021

With the exciting sights and sounds of Christmas in the air, we board our cozy deluxe coach and get-acquainted with our new TLC Travel Friends!  Welcome to New England as we check into the Hampton Inn in Danbury CT for our overnight stay en route to Maine. Dinner on own nearby.

DAY TWO – Friday, December 3, 2021

Rise & Shine as we finish our journey to central Massachusetts!  We start right out at the Vaillancourt Folk Art Studio. Whether you are looking for Chalkware Rabbits, Chalkware Santas or other holiday collections, Vaillancourt Folk Art has been recognized around the nation for their highly detailed, hand-painted figurines, ornaments, and other collectibles. Enjoy a video to hear the history and see how it’s done – then have time for a little shopping fun!  Before you leave, you’ll receive a special Vaillancourt gift that can be handed down for generations – Wow! ~ Following a Holiday Luncheon, we cross into Maine and arrive at Stonewall Kitchens, manufacturers of Maine-made specialty condiments. Stonewall is one of the most-awarded specialty food companies in America!  Not only are their quality standards amazingly high, but they are good people – they’ve donated over a million dollars to charitable organizations, the kind of company we like to support!  ~ Next is a stop at Maine’s southernmost light, Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick – see how it is beautifully decorated and lit up for the holidays, and take in the picturesque view of nearby York Beach. ~  We travel on to Ogunquit, Maine, which means “beautiful place by the sea”.  A Maine Lobsterette will meet us with a souvenir holiday gift – how fun!  You’ll be treated to a wine and cheese welcome reception upon arrival for a 3-night stay at the lovely family-owned Meadowmere Resort located a half mile from Ogunquit Village and the scenic Marginal Way shoreline walking path. ~ What a treat awaits us as we experience Maine’s hands-on tradition of making a real Balsam Fir Wreath!!  Create an awesome-smelling masterpiece that you’ll take home – how special is that?!  Dinner included this evening a local favorite. (B,L,D)

DAY THREE – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Enjoy a hot breakfast this morning before making your way to Kennebunkport, celebrating their Annual ‘Christmas Prelude’. This award-winning event won this quaint village the title of “#2 Christmas Town in America” by HGTV, and was designated as one of the “Top 100 Events in all of North America” by the American Bus Association!  Meet your local Guide for a narrated riding tour through the villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker’s Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. You’ll also visit the seaside Franciscan Monastery with its beautiful landscaping, shrines, and chapel. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own, plus shopping in Dock Square while basking in the spirit of Christmas amidst its festively decorated storefronts. ~ What fun it will be to step into yesteryear and America’s Grand Trolley era at the Seashore Trolley Museum. Take a nostalgic ride through the scenic Maine countryside on a restored streetcar and learn how they were restored here. Return to the hotel to rest up for an early included dinner this evening followed by a professional theater performance at the Portland Stage Company.  This beautifully-restored theater in downtown Portland is the perfect backdrop for their annual classic Holiday Performance, one you will surely love – (possibly ‘A Christmas Carol’ – TBC). (B,D)

DAY FOUR – Sunday, December 5, 2021

Following breakfast, we board our ‘sleigh’ (wink-wink) for a morning that’s all about FUN!  Roll up your sleeves and be gifted with a Maine Lobster Buoy decorating kit.  It includes colored markers, and no art or fishing experience is required – lol!   A local singer and musician will be on hand to keep the holiday spirit in abundance – you can sing along if you feel inspired!  There also just might be a prize for the most unique buoy – but whether you ‘win’ or not, you get to take yours home to show off your masterpiece to your admirers! ~ Next, we’re off to Freeport, Maine to explore Freeport Village, home of sporting goods king, L.L. Bean, and numerous outlet shops.  Enjoy lunch on your own while we’re here, plus check out the twinkling evergreen trails and grab a picture of Santa and his reindeer at the Discovery Forest! (Shopping coupons and walking maps provided). ~ This afternoon, the “North Pole” is our destination as we arrive at Boothbay Railway Village, an outdoor history museum and re-created Maine town of 1850–1950. The Village covers more than 30 acres and has over two dozen historic and reconstructed buildings. You’ll hear the train conductor call “All Aboard” as we hop on to ride the rails to the North Pole (well, maybe not quite that far… ;-)!  Settle into a comfortable seat in a 1903 classic passenger car, or (depending on the crowds that day), perhaps you’ll ride on their “Little Red Caboose” No. 551, built in 1904 – how fun!  Either way, you’ll start in the historic 1912 Freeport Station at the Museum and ride to the Thorndike Station, aka the “North Pole”!  Enjoy a 40-minute excursion thru the Village that is festively decorated with holiday lights. Later, enjoy time to check out the vintage holiday display inside Harrington House all decked-out in 1940’s style, the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall for more festivities… and be treated to hot chocolate & homemade cookies – Yum!  You’ll also enjoy seeing the G-scale model of the Museum’s own locomotive, and a holiday-themed layout under the Village’s Christmas tree. ~ Then we’ll depart for a truly magical experience at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ award-winning outdoor walking event called “Gardens Aglow”!  Here you’ll experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display as you witness the transformation of their upper gardens into an extravaganza of over 650,000 festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color!  You can also enjoy some more holiday shopping in the delightful Gardenshop. It’s an enchanting New England evening in a festively-lit Wonderland… Merry Christmas!! ~ Dinner is included this evening at a local favorite restaurant. (B,D)

DAY FIVE – Monday, December 6, 2021

Today we make our way to Maine’s south coast region and the town of Wells.  Arriving at the Amtrak station, board the comfortable Amtrak Downeaster train and be whisked away for a delightful two-hour rail ride to Boston, Massachusetts.  Enjoy the New England scenery, plus refreshments will be available on board! Your TLC coach will be waiting for you at the station in Beantown. ~ Think Christmas gifts as we have free time at the famous Quincy Marketplace, a historic market complex near Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. It was constructed in 1824–26 and named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction without any tax or debt. The market is a designated National Historic Landmark, significant as one of the largest market complexes built in the United States in the first half of the 19th century.  Enjoy your time here where you can get lunch and have fun perusing the stores filled with ideas for those on your special shopping list! ~ We’ll journey back to Danbury, CT later today, checking in at the Hampton Inn again, with dinner on own at the on-site restaurant.  (B)

DAY SIX – Tuesday, December 7, 2021

This morning, we relax as our wonderful TLC Driver and Escort return us to our pick-up points with a heartful of magical Merry Maine Memories! (B)

 

INCLUDES:  Round-trip Deluxe Motorcoach Travel, 5 Nights Lodging (2 in Danbury, CT and 3 at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, ME) ,            Nine Meals (5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners),            Activities as Listed, Luggage Handling and Taxes.

 

 $1,418 per/person, double occupancy

$1,338 per/person, triple or quad occupancy 

$1,738 single

 

~~ FUN MAINE TRIVIA ~ Did You Know…?? ~~

 ** Geographically, Maine is bigger than the other five New England States combined.

** Maine has over 32,000 miles of Rivers & Streams, and over 6,000 Lakes & Ponds.

** Contrary to what most people think, the capitol is Augusta, not Boston!

** Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline – more than California (3,427).

** Maine has 3,166 off-shore islands. About 600 comprise 95% of the island acreage.

** More blueberries grow here than any other state, over 90% of the whole country’s.

** Maine produces 90% of USA’s toothpicks, and top producer of potatoes & broccoli.

** Maine’s coastline has so many deep harbors it could provide  anchorage for all the Navy fleets in the world… yep, the world!

 

Please note: The following are TLC's general polices and procedures that cover all of our tours, so some of these may or may not be applicable to this particular tour.

Age Requirements:

All ages are welcome to join a TLC Tour beginning with age 5 years old and up.  Because our goal is to provide a relaxing, enjoyable ride for all when on our coach, we must ask that adults plan appropriate, quiet entertainment for their younger ones in order to not disturb the others aboard.  There may be a reduction in cost for the younger children, but no guarantees, especially on Day Trips.

Seating:

On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, you choose your seat when you board, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at the Escort’s discretion. Persons traveling single or with uneven amounts in their group may need to sit with other like-travelers. We cannot guarantee that small groups will be seated together. We welcome single travelers, but the single rate does not include two seats on the coach. * We cannot accept doctor’s notes regarding requests to sit in the front seat/s. Please consider boarding at the first pickup location if your seat location is of concern. It is also recommended to see your doctor for motion sickness medication, if this should apply.

Smoking/Drinking:

We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING (or vaping) policy aboard all coaches. If someone violates the non-smoking policies of places we are staying or visiting while on tour, it is the sole responsibility of that person should there be any penalties and/or fines for not adhering to their rules and regulations. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted at any time on the coach.

Transportation:

All of our tours use beautiful modern, deluxe wide-body motorcoaches from Campbell Bus Lines. Campbell has received the highest possible rating with the Dept. of Transportation. The motorcoaches are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, DVD player, outlets for each passenger, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our Driver may serve both positions of Driver and Escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. ~ Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we will not be able to provide an Escort from our company. However, once you arrive at your destination, a guide from our connecting company will be with you throughout the entire tour.

Lodging and Meals:

Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. If you need two beds in your room, please state this when making your reservation. Generally, some meals are included on overnight trips (see individual tour inclusions); however, we cannot guarantee any special dietary requirements.

Border Crossings:

As of June 2009, a Passport or Passport Card is required for border crossings. Either of these travel documents may be obtained through your local courthouse. The Passport Card is limited but is sufficient for Canadian border crossings and is good for 10 years – it is also very easy to apply for. Your Driver and/or Escort will be asking to see one of these documents before boarding the coach for trips with this requirement. We cannot be responsible if you are unable to travel due to failure on your part to obtain the proper documentation. Please begin the process early enough to ensure that you will have it in time for your tour’s departure. Click here for for more information.

Luggage:

One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $10.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification and are sent with the final letter and phone numbers of your hotels.

Medical Devices: 

Medical devices must be handled by you, the passenger.  They are either to be stored under your seat (not protruding out into the person’s space behind or in front of you), or if too large for that accommodation, they must be placed under the coach by you, and taken off at each place it’s needed by you.  It is not safe for a medical device to ride in an overhead compartment for multiple reasons, nor are our Drivers or hotel personnel allowed to handle it for safety and liability reasons.  If it needs to ride under the coach, please have it in a quality container (as small as possible) to assure it rides safely.

Taxes and Gratuities:

All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of your tour. The suggested rate for a “job well done” is a minimum of $4.00-$4.50 per person/ per day for the Tour Escort, and a minimum of $4.00-$4.50per person/per day for the Driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis and let the quality of service received be your guide.

Payment:

All prices listed are per/person rates. On one day tours, full payment must be made with the reservation. For overnight tours, see “How To Make A Reservation”. Balance of an overnight tour is due 60 days prior to departure (unless otherwise stated/notified). Confirmation will be sent after we receive your deposit. Please call as soon as possible if you should decide not to go.

FYI:  About a week before your overnight trip departs, you will receive from our office a letter packet with updated itinerary, passenger list, departure and return times, luggage tags, hotel phone numbers, and other pertinent information.

1– Our intent is to have all our tours accompanied by one of our professional Escorts –  However, occasionally a low passenger count may make it necessary to send that tour out as “Driver Only” in an effort to ensure that the trip you wanted to go on does not have to be cancelled.  Please be assured our Tour Drivers are first-class professionals, capable of handling any trip we offer from beginning to end.  You will be in great hands and have a wonderful time!

2- Please Note – We’re truly sorry if we’ve canceled a trip that you wanted to go on.  Sometimes excellent trips with super itineraries are canceled when people wait ‘til the last minute to put in their reservation.  OUR monies are usually due at least 60 days ahead on regular trips, and sometimes 90 on certain ones.  If we don’t have enough signed up at that time, we have no choice but to cancel it.  Then when you call later, it’s already too late… and disappointing for us all!  Please help us and CALL EARLY – Thank you so much.

3- The information about trips on this website (funwithtlc.com) is complete.  It contains the same information that a paper flyer has.  However, if you prefer a paper flyer you can call for Fully Detailed Flyers for Most Trips of 3 Days or More. We’ll gladly send extras for you to pass along to your friends!  We will also happily send a Tour Book to anyone you feel would enjoy receiving one.

Refunds:

Up to 60 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 60 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything including prepaid reservations and other costs that are non-refundable to us. There will be a $25.00 per/person charge for this service. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour.

Please Note: Refunds will be made by the same method you paid us, e.g., if you paid by credit card, the refund will be put back on that credit card. No exceptions.

TLC Tours offers a “Refund Protection Plan” for overnight tours that is available at our office at a minimal cost. It needs to be purchased when you book your trip. This insures you a full refund in case of:

  • A.) a death in your immediate family (requires a copy of death notice)
  • B.) personal illness (requires a doctor’s written note confirming you were too ill to travel)
  • C.) Exceptions would be made if an immediate family member’s serious illness necessitates you staying home but would still need confirmed by a doctor’s note. *Immediate family, in these situations, includes spouse, parents or children only.

Call our office for full details about TLC’s RPP. We encourage you to take advantage of the protection plan, or secure insurance on your own if you prefer “cancel for any reason” coverage. Our Refund Protection Plan is not available for Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

Cancellations:

TLC Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We always avoid changes and cancellations, if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. Any person may be dismissed from a tour at any time by the Tour Escort or Driver should their conduct be problematic in any way. No refund will be made, nor will any further responsibility be assumed by TLC Tours or anyone in their employment.

Responsibility:

TLC Tours, LLC is insured. Campbell Bus Lines is registered and insured with the ICC. TLC Tours acts only as an agent. We are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. We reserve the right to change tour prices, inclusions, and itinerary, if so, dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We are not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors. Any claims against TLC Tours must be made, in writing within 30 days of the trip.

 

HOW TLC IS ADDRESSING COVID/VARIANTS FOR 2024

We are so thankful that much of our country has ‘opened up’ and we are back to being able to travel freely, for those who desire to get out & about again.  While rejoicing over such good news, there are still a few things we must remain aware of that are listed below.  We believe these things are a very small price to pay to be “On the Road Again’! ~ Thank you for your gracious understanding and kind cooperation as we wisely embark on wonderful memory-making journeys together this year!

A- There are a few parts of the country that are still enforcing a mask mandate in their particular area. Please tuck a mask in your pocket just in case we should arrive somewhere and find out unexpectedly that we are required to wear one for entrance.  We continue to pledge to be good neighbors and help these establishments stay open by cooperating with whatever they are required to ask of us, and to do it with a good, kind spirit.  If you’re not in agreement with this, please refrain from traveling with us at this time.

B- At this writing, all the places we plan to visit are open for business. However, as mentioned above, that can change by the time we arrive.  Should there be some place that is not able to take us, we will do our very best to substitute an activity or attraction of an equal quality.  We just have to “go with the flow” again this year somewhat – but trust me, every single place we plan to visit WANTS to be open for us and will be doing everything they can to do so.

C- We ask that you take your own temperature before leaving home on the morning of Day One, and if you show any fever at all, please stay home. If you have additional/other symptoms that suggest Covid-19 or a variant, we ask that you please stay home.  If you have been around someone with Covid-19/variant, or highly suspected Covid-19/variant, we ask that you please follow the CDC guidelines according to their timeline, and possibly stay home.  Any of these methods are somewhat dependent on the “honor system”.  We trust that our upstanding TLC customers will “do the right thing” and not put anyone else at risk for contracting Covid or a variant on a TLC tour.

D- Should someone come down with Covid during or after their tour, we assume no responsibility or liability. We cannot control every minute of everyone’s day, nor can we control how people handle themselves when off the coach. We have done our very best to secure accommodations and venues that state the highest sanitation protocols to the best of their ability. If on tour you should come down with Covid-19 or a variant, or strongly suspect it, you would be responsible to quarantine yourself and arrange for transportation home when appropriate. — By traveling with us, you are agreeing that TLC Tours, LLC will not be held responsible for contracting Covid-19 or a variant, nor liable for any expenses involved in any way.

E- If you do need to cancel at the last-minute because of having covid/variant, being exposed to covid/variant, or suspecting a possible case of covid/variant, our normal cancellation policies apply, just as they would to any other last-minute illness that prevents you from going on a tour. See General Information/Refunds in this book.  Without insurance, there is no refund except what we might be able to get back from individual vendors on your behalf.  We highly suggest taking out either our in-house Refund Protection Policy, or another more comprehensive insurance plan of your own choosing.

Overall, please lovingly respect the concerns of others if they differ from yours. 

Some may have health issues that cause them to be more cautions than you may feel is necessary for yourself.

– Here’s the best plan: “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Others Do Unto You!” –

 

ON THE COACH

(1) Every Campbell coach is completely disinfected before they depart for a trip. You can be assured that the bus that arrives to pick you up has been thoroughly cleaned with an environmentally friendly solution that is EPA-approved, and not diluted or mixed at our facilities.  The solution is rated on the EPA K-List that supersedes the current EPA suggestion for elimination of Corona Virus and has no harmful properties.  It has received the Green Seal certification.  The solution is applied with electrostatic sprayers to increase coverage to eliminate all pathogens on hard surfaces.

(2) We have upgraded all air filters and increased the frequency that we change the air filters on the coach to reduce contamination.  Our motor coaches refresh the air on the coach every five minutes, and combined with the upgraded filters, will reduce stale used air in the coach.

 (3) We have UV lights in our HVAC system to eliminate any airborne pathogens.

(4) Disinfecting wipes available for the Driver & Escort, and hand sanitizer on board for your use.

(5)  Should the situation regarding pandemic conditions rise during the year, we are prepared to increase the level of our procedures accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio Departure Points:

Our departure points are as follows:

  • Akron:  Home Depot, 2811 S. Arlington St, Akron – just up north from the Walmart – park in the front corner behind Golden Corral
  • Canton:  Target parking lot behind Panda Express, 5584 Dressler Rd. NW – near Belden Village (you park in the row of the buggy corral)
  • Alliance:  The back parking area of Lowe’s, 2595 W. State St. (turn into Lowes and drive straight back to the last row)

  • Salem:  Burger King on E. State St. (rear parking area)
  • Columbiana:   Our TLC Office at 44139 St. Rt. 14.

Other departure points may be established for groups of 10 or more if the itinerary and direction of travel permits. We reserve the right to change departures. Departures are arranged in the direction of travel, with last departure being the closest to the destination, for the convenience of all passengers.

Pennsylvania Departure Points;

*We may use smaller shuttle buses to make these pickups and will join the tour en route at a logical transfer point.

For Overnight Trips:

  • Slippery Rock:  Campbell Bus Lines, 258 Grove City Rd
  • Butler:  Ollie’s, 602 Moraine Pointe Plaza
  • Grove City:  County Market Plaza, 49 Pine Grove Square
  • Mercer:   Rodeway Inn, 835 Perry Hwy.

For TLC DAY TRIPS:

For day trips, we do not have any insurance or Refund Protection Plan available.  Payment must be made in full when booking a day trip, and if you cancel your reservation up to 45 days prior to the trip’s date, you will receive a full refund.  *Occasionally a day trip may have a different cancellation date other than 45 days out – it is good to inquire when making your reservation.  — If TLC should need to cancel the entire day trip, you will receive a refund.

For TLC OVERNIGHT MOTORCOACH TOURS:

For most overnight tours, a full refund will be made up to 45 days prior to departure date. However, some of our tours, especially the longer ones, may have a 60-day cancellation date.  The specific date will be listed on your confirmation which you will receive in the mail once you make your reservation. Tours including tickets may have earlier non-refundable dates – please inquire when making a reservation for a tour that includes tickets. There are no refunds for cancellations made within the 45 (or 60) days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything including prepaid reservations and other costs that are non-refundable to us. There will be a $25.00 per/person charge for this service. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour.

** Please Note: Refunds will be made by the same method you paid us; e.g., if you paid by credit card, the refund will be put back on that credit card. No exceptions.

TLC’s REFUND PROTECTION PLAN for Overnight Motorcoach Tours:

 TLC has an in-house “Refund Protection Plan” which we offer for overnight motorcoach tours through our office at a minimal cost. It needs to be purchased when you book your trip. This insures you a full refund in case of:

  • ) A death in your immediate family (requires a copy of death notice)
  • ) Personal illness (requires a doctor’s written note confirming you were too ill to travel)
  • ) Exceptions would be made if an immediate family member’s serious illness necessitates you staying home, but would still need confirmed by a doctor’s note. *Immediate family, in these situations, includes spouse, parents or children only.

The RPP covers you up to the morning of departure; however, you must call your Escort (number will be provided) that morning before your pick-up time in order for the RPP to be valid.  She will need to call all the places the tour is going to change the passenger counts.  Failure to call the Escort that morning cancels your RPP coverage.

Feel free to call our office for full details about TLC’s RPP. We encourage you to take advantage of the protection plan, or secure more comprehensive insurance on your own, if desired.

TLC “FLY TRIPS”:

For any of our tours that involve flying, the connecting companies we use for our air tours offer their own insurance plans and instructions.  You will find that information listed on each tour’s page and/or flyer near the respective pricing and other pertinent details.  It is up to you, of course, whether or not you choose to take insurance out, but it is highly recommended.

 

 

Call us today to make your reservation!

PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes excellent trips with super itineraries are canceled when people wait ’til the last minute to put in their reservation. OUR monies are usually due at least 90 days ahead on “fly trips” and at least 45 days ahead on regular trips. If we don’t have enough signed up at that time, we have no choice but to cancel it. Then when you call later, it’s already too late… and disappointing for us all! Please help us and CALL EARLYThank you so much.

Tour Information
Cost
$1,418
Double
$1,338
Triple or Quad
$1,738
Single
Deposit
$150
Insurance
Available
Duration
6 Days
Meals
9 Meals
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK and THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST!
Wyoming/South Dakota
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK and THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST! August 3-16, 2024 14 Days 21 Meals   Includes Grand Teton National Parks, Old Faithful, Black Hills, Cody Rodeo, Mt. Rushmore, Scenic Float Trip, Crazy Horse, Badlands, Jackson Hole ‘Shoot-Out’ & Much, Much More!   Day One: Today we’ll meet and get-acquainted with our TLC Tour Team and fellows Cowboys & Cowgirls – I mean, passengers! Enjoy a restful day of travel with an overnight in Illinois. Day Two: … View Tour
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Cruisin’ Cleveland on the ‘Lady Caroline’!
Cleveland, Ohio
Cruisin’ Cleveland on the ‘Lady Caroline’! August 3, 2024 SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD What a lovely Summer adventure! Sail away on this beautiful ship for a 2-hr cruise with lunch on board. Glide under historic bridges, view the striking Cleveland skyline, and take in sights of Lake Erie. Then on to one of Cleveland’s most-recognized landmarks, Gallucci’s Italian Foods – ‘might want to bring your cooler! Enjoy watching delicious ice… View Tour
4-9
Fabulous French Canada! SOLD OUT!! But we have a waiting list.
French Canada
Fabulous French Canada! SOLD OUT!! But we have a waiting list. August 4-9, 2024 6 Days 9 Meals   PLEASE NOTE: A Valid Passport is Required for This Tour – no exceptions. Please start far enough ahead to secure one or to renew yours if needed, so that you have no problems being prepared for departure date.   A Fascinating Tour! Discover rich beauty and many wonders as we tour through Canada’s picturesque areas of Ottawa, Montreal, & Quebec.… View Tour
6-8
Noah’s Ark and The Creation Museum
Williamsburg, Kentucky
Noah’s Ark and The Creation Museum August 6-8, 2024 3 Days 4 Meals   ** THE ARK ENCOUNTER:ally found o A full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark, this magnificent structure is 510 ft. long and more than 50 ft. tall – and that’s before the “fin” is added (dimensions as in Genesis 6)!! Built in large part by Amish craftsmen, this massive wooden structure is the largest wooden timber structure IN THE WORLD, and… View Tour
8-13
Nashville and Memphis. TN
Nashville, TN Memphis, TN
Nashville and Memphis. TN August 8-13, 2024 6 Days 9 Meals DAY ONE: We make our way to the southern state of Tennessee and check into our home for the next three nights, the fabulous OPRYLAND HOTEL!! Enjoy time to settle in and check out your awesome surroundings – you won’t believe this place! Dinner is on your own at one of several restaurants here. DAY TWO: This morning we’re off for a special… View Tour
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The Diamond Project Band – A Neil Diamond Tribute!
Wilmot, Ohio
The Diamond Project Band – A Neil Diamond Tribute! August 8, 2024 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH The Diamond Project Band is dedicated to performing a true replication of the musical styling of a live Neil Diamond concert. They will leave you with the satisfaction that you have experienced a true and well-deserved tribute to one of America’s foremost talents! If you love romance, comedy, and Neil Diamond music, you will love this event… View Tour
12-16
Resorts and Shores of Lake Michigan!
Michigan
Resorts and Shores of Lake Michigan! August 12-16, 2024 5 Days 8 Meals DAY ONE: We get-acquainted with our TLC Tour Team and new Travel Friends as we enter our neighboring state of Michigan. Our destination is Petoskey, a beautiful and charming coastal town overlooking Little Traverse Bay. It’s considered the crown jewel of Michigan’s “Gold Coast” and provides breathtaking vistas, especially at sunset. Arriving in Petoskey late afternoon, we’ll check into our… View Tour
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Famous Beginnings & Endings!
Dover Ohio
Famous Beginnings & Endings! August 14, 2024   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH We ‘begin’ our unique day in Dover, OH at the 17-room Victorian Reeves Home & Carriage House. The elegance of the late 19th-century is experienced during our tour filled with unique treasures and gorgeous furnishings. On we go to the heart of Walnut Creek for a yummy, included lunch at Der Dutchman. Everyone loves a stop… View Tour
15-18
Opryland Hotel Summer Extravaganza
Nashville, TN
Opryland Hotel Summer Extravaganza August 15-18, 2024 4 Days 6 Meals Southern Hospitality at Its Finest! Wait ‘til you see the amazing Opryland Resort Hotel – you won’t want to leave here!! Guided Nashville sight-seeing tour – a great, professionally guided tour of “Music City USA”! Johnny Cash Museum – it’s like no museum you’ve ever seen – first class all the way! Lunch cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the… View Tour
16-17
“DANIEL”, ‘Half-Stitched’, and More!
Lancaster, Pa
“DANIEL”, ‘Half-Stitched’, and More! August 16-17, 2024 2 Days 3 Meals Right now, in the midst of summer, doesn’t it sound wonderful to hop on a beautiful, air-conditioned coach for 2 days of joyful and playful fun at one of our favorite places to visit?! (And we hear you shouting “YES”!) So read on and start packin’… the TLC Tours Team is ready to head for Lancaster, PA! Following an included… View Tour
25-28
Summer in the Smokies!
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Summer in the Smokies! August 25-28, 2024 4 Days 7 Meals   Arriving in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we’ll check into our home for the next three nights, Dolly Parton’s beautiful “DreamMore” Resort, where Dolly’s personal touches are sprinkled throughout the property! Enjoy dinner on your own in her Song & Hearth Restaurant our first evening here, and then relax for the night as we prepare for some great touring ahead. *… View Tour
26-27
Cruisin’ Marietta’s Gems!
Marietta, Ohio
Cruisin’ Marietta’s Gems! August 26-27, 2024 2 Days 4 Meals Beauty Along the Ohio River Board the Valley Gem Sternwheeler for a “Lock & Lunch Cruise”! Meticulously maintained, you can sit back, relax, and take in the views such as Devol’s Dam on the Muskingum River and Willow Island Lock & Dam (route may change if necessary) Enjoy a little shopping in the downtown of Marietta with its eclectic boutiques… View Tour
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Old School Living
Erie, Pa
Old School Living August 28, 2024 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH At their 45th class reunion, Denise pitches the idea of buying their recently vacated high school and converting the classrooms into condos. Several classmates join in, and the High School is now Housing for Seniors! Hilarious morning announcements, guest speakers, activities, and exercise programs lend a whole new meaning to ‘being a senior in high school’! Don’t… View Tour
28-31
Starved Rock Beauty and Statler Brothers Tribute Concert
Oglesby, Illinois
Starved Rock Beauty and Statler Brothers Tribute Concert August 28-31, 2024 4 Days 7 Meals Traveling to Oglesby, IL, we arrive along the banks of the Illinois River at Starved Rock Lodge for 3 tranquil nights. Your lodge-style room will have a mini-fridge, microwave, free wi-fi, TV, and coffee maker. Settling in, we’re just in time for a lovely dinner in their impressive rustic Dining Room. Open beams soar overhead, beautiful log walls create inviting… View Tour
September 2024
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The Cleveland Air Show Aboard the ‘Lady Caroline’
Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Air Show Aboard the ‘Lady Caroline’ September 2, 2024 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND The annual Cleveland National Air Show is an outstanding event, and we’ll have awesome viewing b/c we’ll be right out on the Cuyahoga River as they fly overhead! Our climate-controlled ship will also provide a sightseeing river cruise while we enjoy an included lunch on board, and then the excitement begins as the afternoon is spent viewing… View Tour
4-6
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Mt, Pleasant, Michigan
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort September 4-6, 2024 3 Days   Michigan’s Only 4-Diamond Casino/Resort Our Folks Love it Here!     Highlights: Four-Diamond Resort Complex 514 Spaciously appointed Guestrooms Lavish Full-service Spa Exercise Room Gorgeous Indoor Pool Indoor/Outdoor Whirlpools Gaming Opportunities Include: Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Bingo, Slots, Virtual Casino, Craps, Carnival Games, Keno Casino Incentive Package: $100 Bonus Package offered by the Casino ($60 play and $40 food –… View Tour
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Oak Ridge Boys’ “American Made Farewell Tour”!
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Oak Ridge Boys’ “American Made Farewell Tour”! September 6, 2024 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH Arriving at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA, our favorite ‘Boys’ take the stage for what’s guaranteed to be a fantastic FAREWELL show! The multi-Grammy award-winners are an American Country & Gospel quartet and one of the longest-running groups in country music, plus were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. If you’ve never heard them… View Tour
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“Ruth” at the Ohio Star Theater
Sugarcreek, Ohio
“Ruth” at the Ohio Star Theater September 10, 2024 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH An original Sight & Sound production (Lancaster, PA), this remarkable musical is a story of 2nd chances and one of S & S’s most beloved shows. Journey alongside an ordinary woman whose faith in God ignites a chain of events that change the course of history! We also include a delicious buffet lunch at the nearby Dutch… View Tour
10-14
Paddlewheels, Panoramas & Pickers!
Dubueque Iowa
Paddlewheels, Panoramas & Pickers! September 10-14, 2024 5 Days 9 Meals 100 MILE CRUISE OF AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Plus Victorian Progressive Dinner and the American Picker’s “Antique Archaeology Store” * Time to get-acquainted with our new TLC travel friends with overnight in Rockford, Ill. * A delightful Trolley Tour and some shopping time in the quaint town of Galena, known for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings ~ Enjoy a Deli Luncheon at the historic… View Tour
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The Jersey Seasons!
Wilmot, Ohio
The Jersey Seasons! September 12, 2024 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH This is one of our VERY FAVORITE groups!! The look, music, and harmonies of the original Four Seasons are excellent, and the voice of Frankie Valli is spot-on! You’ll bask in harmonies like “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” plus so many more! The band is live, too – they… View Tour
12-15
MACKINAC ISLAND
Mackinac Island, Michigan
MACKINAC ISLAND September 12-15, 2024 4 Days 5 Meals LOOK AT ALL WE’LL BE DOING… * First night in Mackinaw City on the waterfront of regal Lake Huron, the 2nd-largest of the Great Lakes and the 3rd- largest freshwater lake on earth! Relax with a free evening to get dinner in the quaint town with its scenic views! * Cross the Straits of Mackinac on the 5-mile “Mighty Mac” Bridge connecting Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas.… View Tour
14-21
The Charms of Cape Cod!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The Charms of Cape Cod! September 14-21, 2024 8 Days 12 Meals Best of the cape * Perfect time of year! Did you know Cape Cod is comprised of 15 towns, as well as the 2 islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard? Well, we won’t have time to visit all 15, but we’ll see & do more than you ever dreamed during our picturesque time here! Check these out: DAY ONE: With… View Tour
16-20
SOLD OUT!!!! Sault Saint Marie
Sault Saint Marie, Canada
SOLD OUT!!!! Sault Saint Marie September 16-20, 2024 5 Days 9 Meals Featuring an outstanding Canadian “Foliage Train Ride”, Soo Locks Boat Ride, Plane Museum and quaint Frankenmuth!! DAY ONE: We begin our beautiful drive up through Michigan, enjoying time to get-acquainted with our TLC Staff and new travel friends. With rest and meal stops planned, we overnight at a lovely waterfront hotel in Mackinaw City. DAY TWO: Today we head down… View Tour