Treasures of Christmas

Treasures of Christmas
Sat, Nov 26th, 2022
to
Thu, Dec 1st, 2022
  • • "Triple" : $975
  • • "Quad" : $955
  • • "Single" : $1295
"Double":

$995

Featuring the Shipshewana Amish Community and Santa Claus, Indiana!

Optional Trip Insurance Available for Purchase



Tour Highlights:

"Our Christmas Dinner" at Blue Gate
Shipshewana Amish Tour-Full Day Lunch at an Amish Home
Lights of Joy
Santa Claus Museum & Village
Santa's Candy Castle
Santa Claus Christmas Store & Post Office
Santa Claus Land of Lights
Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights Show

Day 1 Bloomington, IL
We'll begin our journey on our tour to enjoy treasures of Christmas, a journey you will never forget. We'll enjoy music, traditions and messages of Christmas that will help us celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Day 2 Santa Claus, IN
This morning we make our way through Illinois into Indiana. We'll arrive in Santa Claus, Indiana. Our first stop is at the Santa Claus Museum & Village which features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee to the present day town of Santa Claus. Exhibits feature the story behind the town's famous name, the history of tourism, and artifacts highlighting the town's unique history. Page through decades of children's letters to Santa Claus, and listen to the voice of Santa Jim Yellig. Next we head over to the Candy Castle for gourmet confections including handmade fudge, turtles, toffee, caramels, peanut brittle, and many other favorites including retro hard to find candy favorites from the past! A stop will be made at the Original Santa Claus Post Office & Christmas store where you can send a free letter to Santa. This historic structure also serves as the headquarters for Santa's Elves, a group of volunteers who tirelessly help Santa answer the thousands of children's letters that arrive every year. A photo stop at the historic 1935 Santa Claus Statue, standing 22-feet-tall is a must! When it gets dark, we will drive through the Land of Lights which features the story of Rudolph. (B)

Day 3 Shipshewana, IN
We take a step back in time today and travel to Shipshewana, located in the heart of the third largest Amish community in the United States. There are many things to do and see here. Shipshewana is home to the "plain people," Mennonite and Amish. Upon arrival, we check into our accommodations at the Blue Gate Inn. Tonight, we'll have an included dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant before attending "Our Christmas Dinner" at the Blue Gate Theater. (B, D)

Day 4 Shipshewana, IN
This morning an Amish guide will board our bus and give us an Amish countryside tour! We'll see where many still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. Visit places such as an Amish Market, a Cheese Factory, Quilt Shop, Chime Making Shop, Bakery and Manufacturer of Wooden Toys. Lunch is included this afternoon at an Amish home. This evening we'll drive through Lights of Joy, a 1.5 mile light display featuring two million lights! Dinner is included this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Janesville, WI
Today will be mostly a travel day, making our way back through Indiana, Illinois and into Wisconsin. We'll travel as far as Janesville this evening. Tonight, we'll visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights Show. This dazzling after-dark walk on the Gardens' paths features more than one million lights, themed light displays and animations. There is s no better way to wrap up our Christmas trip! (B) Day 5 Home We'll head home today, singing songs of the season from our wonderful tour. (B)
3 dinners 
1 lunches and 
5 continental breakfasts

Treasures of Christmas Gallery


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