Indiana & Michigan
with Tulips and Amish Country
May 8 - 14, 2023 (7 Days)
Love spring flowers but don’t have the inclination to travel to Amsterdam? SUN TOURS can help! Join us for the gorgeous floral displays at the Holland Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, then experience Amish Country in Indiana. We meet descendants of Dutch and Amish settlers who have kept their traditions alive and enjoy their history, food and arts and crafts.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We fly to Chicago and board our deluxe motorcoach to drive around the tip of Lake Michigan to Holland.
DAY 2 B, D
Holland was settled by Dutch immigrants in 1847. We drive along six miles of tulip lanes as we tour downtown. We see the Quilt Show and the Garden Club Show, then visit the Holland Museum which features Dutch Masters. Tonight we watch and hear the hundreds of locals dressed in Dutch costumes and wearing wooden shoes dance in the streets.
DAY 3 B, L
At Veldheer Tulip Gardens where 5 million bulbs are planted annually, the rainbow colored fields amaze us. This afternoon we have grandstand seats for the Volksparade, which has dozens of floats, local bands and dance groups. There is time for shopping in the Marktplaats.
DAY 4 B, L, D
We visit South Bend, Indiana and the iconic home of the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame, where we explore with a student guide. A visit to the South Bend Chocolate Company gives us energy for the afternoon and the Studebaker National Museum
DAY 5 B
Shipshewana is the heart of Indiana Amish Country. Our local guide will explain the Amish way of life and introduce us to its people. We visit an Amish baker, buggy maker, noodle maker and a school. We experience an Amish buggy ride and cooking demonstration and share a meal with an Amish family.
DAY 6 B
At the Menno-Hof Mennonite-Amish Visitors Center, we learn about the beliefs of these religious communities and discover the slow-paced way of life that the Amish enjoy. After free time, we visit an Amish dairy farm.
DAY 7 B
It’s been wonderful to see the colors of spring and get to know the people of Holland, MI and Amish country. Now it’s time to return to Chicago and fly home with warm memories.
Itinerary subject to change
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Chicago (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$2,545 Double occupancy, per person
$2,995 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 2, 2023
None - Through February 2, 2023
$200 - February 3 - March 15, 2023
$1,400 - March 16 - May 2, 2023
100% - after May 2, 2023