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2021 Trips

With present conditions  if you are hesitant about traveling you may want to postpone traveling currently.    Blessed Byways, Windstar and  attractions we  will be visiting will be taking steps to keep you safe and return you home with wonderful memories.  Things are changing daily, and each attraction may have their own requirements.

August 4-7, 2021
Lebanon Gospel Music Get Together

The Collingsworth Family will kick off this event on Wednesday night.  Thursday morning and afternoon we will have outside events and in the evening concerts: Greaer Visiion, Mark Trammell Quartet, Whisnants and the Mylon Hayes Family.  The fabulous Gerald Wolfe Hymn Sing begins Friday morning, an event will be scheduled for the afternoon and Friday evening concerts will feature: McKamey, Legacy, Young Inspirations, Primitive Quartet, LeFevre Quarteet and Dennis Swanberg.  The Get Together finishes with a Saturday afternoon finale featuring the Hoppers, the Booth Brothers, Triumphant Quartet and Joseph Habedank.  A $50 deposit secures your spot.  $529 double, $679 Single, $469 triple - $50 deposit.

                                    Booth Brothers                                                     Cedar Falls, Iowa - Riverview Conference Center                August 28, 2021     

The Booth Brothers, one of the most popular groups in Southern Gospel Music, will be in concert in the air conditioned Event Center.  The tour will leave from Oskaloosa and make pickups in New Sharon and Grinnell on the way.  $89 covers your ticket, meal and bus with $25 holding your seat.

                                          3-Day Mystery                                                                             September 7-9, 2021                                                                 
You will love this one!!!!!!!  Price per person $529 double, $639 single, $489 triple - $50 deposit  SOLD OUT  - Taking a Waiting List

September 22-23, 2021
Baseball 2 - Chicago and Milwaukee  

We will be headed to Wrigley Field where the Cubs will tangle with the Minnesota Twins.  It is an evening game so we will lodge somewhere on the north side of Chicago.  The next morning we head to Milwaukee for the Brewers game with the Cardinals.  It is an afternoon game, so we will be heading home after the game.  $349 for a double, $399 for a single and $319 for a triple.  A $50 deposit holds your spot.  As of 7/21  Only 1 tickets are left.

October 14, 2021
Harvestville Farms, Johnny Clocks, Dutchman's Store and More

This is always a popular fall day trip and you may want to bring along a tote bag to haul the loot home in.  The cost of this tour is $85 with a $25 deposit holding your spot.

October 21, 2021
                                 Old Creamery Theatre
  Cafe of Chaos with Ole & Lena

If you enjoy the Norwegian humor of Ole and Lena, you will love  this one.  Not only will  you get the hilarity of the Care of Chaos, but you will enjoy a two meat lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn and some shopping time in downtown Amana.  The cost of the tour is $109 each and includes the busk the meal,k the show and all gratuities.  A $25 deposit holds your spot. 


" It’s important to get your name on the list if you are interested. Most trips sell out months ahead of each trip, so contact us below to make your reservation."
2021  Blessed Byways  Tours 

Trains of New England
October 1-11, 2021

This will be a stunning fall foliage tour with lots of neat attractions.    Hopefully we will hit peak color time and we'll be able to take two full buses by then.  40 folks have already transferred their reservations from 2020 to 2021.  Attractions which are many with more to be added include:  Quincy Market, roaming performers, Faneuil Hall  with 1st floor where merchants have marketed their wares since 1742 and still do and 2nd floor where you can see many a lively Boston debate!  Boston where America's roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history book.   Old North Church  built in 1723 where two lanterns were hung to signal Paul Revere that the British were coming and led to the "shot heard around the world."  It still has an active congregation.  Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution - oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world manned today by an active duty U.S. Navy Crews.  USS Cassin Young, a World War II Navy destroyer.   ALL PERSONS AGE 18 AND OLDER MUST PREIENT A VALID FEDERAL OR STATE-ISSUED PHOTO or I.D.  OR PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIP.  Amtrak Downeaster to Maine, narrated driving tour of the coastal villages of Kennebunk & Kennebunkport by sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker's Point.  Lunch on your own at Dock Square in Kennebunkport.  Perkans Cove, the start of the Marginal Way Shoreline Walking Path with benches to sit and watch the surf, pretty drawbridge, boutiques and bobbing lobster boats.  Lobster Bake dinner with alternate choice.  Travel to New Hampshire and mid-morning arrive at the Conway Scenic Railway .  Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East engineered almost 140 years ago along with commentary of history and folklore of the railroad.  Box lunch on train.  Tour through the White Mountains.  Littleton, NH - 1 of top 10 walking Main Streets in the US.  Scenic one-way ride on Lake Winnipesauke aboard the 230' M/S Mount Washington to Wolfeboro, the Oldest Summer Resort in America.  Wright Museum - museum about the World War II years.  Old Country Store in Moultonborough - a store since 1781.  Winnipesauke Railroad Turkey Dinner Train where you'll ride the rails while eating a turkey dinner carved at your table with all the trimmings!  Cape Cod, Whydah Pirate Museum.  In 1717 the Whydah was captured by the famed pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellany.  It sank in a storm and    lay 500 feet off shore for 250 years.  Travel historic Route 6A, the Old King's Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history.  Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse , visit the Cape Coe National Seashore Visitor's Center, Hear the Pilgrim's stories of Corn Hill, First Encounter Beach, Pilgrim Spring and Pond and their First Landing site.  Provincetown where Pilgrims landed first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth.  May flower Compact signed here.  Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.  Chatham Light, Atwood House Museum built in 1750by Chatham Sea Captain and occupied for five generations.  Hyannis,  - the oldest town on Cape Cod and hear stories of the Puritans, Quakers, Shawnme, Dexter Grist Mill, Noxie House and the First Church of Christ.Sandwich​. Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist.  Waiting on updated price of trip.  SOLD OUT with a WAITING LIST.  If restrictions are lifted and we can get the motels needed by then, then we'll be able to take 50 on both buses.

Nov. 2 – 5 Christmas in Branson II
November 2 - 5, 2021
  The Nov. 16 – 19 tour is sold out so we are adding a second tour for you folks in the Cedar Falls area. The tour will begin at Riverview Conference Center and then we can make pickups in Tama, Grinnell, New Sharon and Oskaloosa. Folks that couldn’t get on the 16 – 19 tour will be able to join us for this tour. The itinerary for this tour is given below. The cost of the tour is $739 for double occupancy, $869 for a single and $679 for a triple. A $50 deposit hold your spot.I miss counted when I told some of you that I had eight or less tickets remaining for this tour. Actually, I have 14 tickets remaining. This is a great tour for our new friends from the Cedar Falls area. Contact us if you need an itinerary for this tour.  SOLD OUT Taking a waiting list.

 Christmas in Branson
November 16 - 19, 2021
  The Best Western Center Point which is next door to the Titanic will be our hotel and here are some of the things we will be doing; A sit down dinner at the Uptown Café, Texas Tenor’s Christmas, Cassandre’ voice of an Angel, Lunch at McFarlin’s Restaurant, and the Musical Jesus at Sight and Sound Theatre. Also we have a free night of leisure at the Landing, a Wildlife tour and buffet at Dogwood Canyon, an afternoon with Daniel O’Donnell, a Dinner at Chateau on the Lake and the Dutton Family Christmas show. The plan is to hit Khedes Barbeque in Sedalia and Miller Pecan Farm on the way home. The cost of this tour is $739 for a double, $869 for a single and $679 for a triple. A complete Itinerary is at the end of this communication for the Nov. 16 – 19 tour. SOLD OUT - Taking a waiting List


Netherlands Waterway Cruise
April 22 - 30, 2022

​ Charlotte’s 81st birthday tour to the Netherlands is a go. The itinerary for Witte Travel’s 36th annual Netherlands Waterway Cruise is complete for April 22 – 30, 2022 with Cruise Directors Merlyn and Dorothy Vander Leest and hosted by Burdell and Charlotte Hensley. Please contact us for an itinerary and registration form.  Merlyn requests that if you live in the Pella or Lynnville-Sully school district you sign up with him. All other travelers should sign up with the Hensleys.

Switzerland - Is Questionable at this time.

National Quartet Convention 

Southern California Vacation 
with Rose Bowl Parade, Reagan Library, Catalina Island, Palm Springs, San Diego and more.

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