May 2 - 4, 2019
Thursday, May 2
6:30 am CDT (7:30 am EDT) Depart from Lakeside Commons (N. Green River Rd by ONB)
Feel free to bring your favorite morning snack and beverage.
Thank you for not bringing any milk or milk products on the motorcoach.
As we travel, we will take a break at the Rest Area.
We will make stops for lunch and break as we travel today.
Arriving in Grand Rapids this afternoon, we’ll check-in at our hotel and have some time to relax and freshen up after a day of travel.
Dinner is included at Downtown Market Grand Rapids.
You’ll be given a gift card that allows you to select the food outlet of your choice.
Overnight: Drury Inn in Grand Rapids, Michigan 616-942-8511(L, D)
Friday, May 3
Breakfast is included in the Drury Inn.
9:00 am Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, this is the Presidential Museum and the resting place of the 38th President of The United States and his wife, Betty Ford.
11:00 am Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Our visit begins with a narrated Tram Tour through the Gardens, a 158-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park.
Lunch is included by voucher at The Taste of the Gardens Café.
1:30 pm Depart from the Garden
In Holland, we’ll visit Windmill Island Gardens.
A docent will take our group to see the DeZwaan, the 250-year old windmill.
The windmill reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades.
Then you can be on your own to explore the 36 acres of gardens and canals.
This time of year you should see some of the 100,000 tulips in bloom!
You can take in the 12-minute movie, “The Story of DeZwaan”, listen to the antique Amsterdam street organ and visit the Gift Shop. And the DeZoete Haan Fudge Shop might have some goodies for you to purchase.
No trip to Holland in the spring is complete without going to Veldheer Tulip Gardens and the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory Veldheers plants 5.5 million tulips for you to walk through and enjoy.
And you’ll find lots to buy in the Garden Center.
The Delft Factory is the only production facility in North America turning out this world-famous Dutch pottery. Here, too, you might find a pair of Wooden Shoes to take home for yourself as a souvenir or a gift.
6:00 pm Dinner is served family-style tonight at the Beechwood Grill in Holland.
Overnight: Drury Inn in Grand Rapids (B, L, D)
Saturday, May 4
Breakfast is included in the Drury Inn.
8:00 am EDT Depart from the hotel for our tour of Grand Rapids
We will meet our step-on guide who will show us the city. We will see the river and hear of its importance in the development of logging in this area.
We will visit Heritage Hill Historic District, where we will see the homes of lumber barons and city founders. While we cannot get inside to tour the Meyer May House, we will see the exterior of this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, considered “Michigan’s Prairie masterpiece”.
11:00 am Our tour will end in downtown Grand Rapids, where you can choose from a variety of restaurants for lunch.
12:30 pm EDT Depart from Grand Rapids
Supper at Cracker Barrel is included as we travel home today.
7:30 pm CDT Return to Evansville(Return time is approximate.)(B)
Cost of the tour: $597.00 per person, based on double occupancy
- Refunds in Full will be given until April 4, 2019.
- No Refunds or Credits will be given after April 4, 2019.
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- It must be purchased by April 4, 2019, to cover this tour.
- Refund is given in the form of a Travel Certificate.
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:
Transportation; Lodging for two nights; six meals; admissions, tours and guides as shown in bold print; related taxes, tips and baggage handling for one piece per person.
Thank you for going to Michigan at Tulip Time with Lifestyle Tours!
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