The Hawkeye Two Step June 27 - 30
We will meander across Iowa from Nebraska City, NE to Fort Madison on Highway 2 and take in southern Iowa at it best. You'll be discovering interesting historical happenings along the way as well as current events happening along this scenic route. Nebraska City is the oldest incorporated city in NE. and was a western frontier. As we begin our trek across Iowa you'll hear about Sidney's citizens of just a wee bit over one thousand hosting over 38,000 during their Rodeo which ranks in the top 12% of nearly 800 rodeos approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Neighboring town, Shenandoah with a number of nurseries was known as the Seed and Nursery Capital of the world, and a couple of their founders became pioneer broadcasters establishing radio stations KMA and KFNF which you or your parents may have listened to. It is also here in 2000 that bones of Ice Age Giant Ground Sloths were found along a creek. They roamed this area 12,000 years ago . You'll hear about the POW camp in Clarinda built for 3,000 WWII prisoners and the relationships that developed there. At the Glenn Miller Birthplace Home and Museum you'll learn the fascinating story of his life and music as you explore the life and impact of America's greatest Big Band leader. In little Davis City you'll get to experience the Dinky Diner when we stop for a coffee break. In Centerville we'll scoop the loop of this unique town square, see masterpieces of the Walldogs, the little church where Simon Estes sang as a child, and so much more. The historic Villages of Van Buren are treasurers, and you even get to stay in the historic Hotel Manning and hear tales of days gone by. A stop at Cantril where many Amish and Mennonite as well as others shop is always interesting, plus there will be so much more. Deposit $50) $529 double $479 triple, and $639 single.
3 Day Mystery Trip July 7 - 9 It’s a mystery and will be a great one! It is SOLD OUT. We are taking a waiting list.
Lebanon Gospel Music Get Together
CANCELLED because of low sign-ups. Those who have signed up will be refunded or you may transfer your deposits to other upcoming trips.
Ark and Creation Museum
Details are currently being worked on.
Celebration Belle - Golden Oldies
October 20, 2022
This a nice day tour with a f our-hour luncheon cruise on the Mississippi and music of your childhood. Cost $139.
SOLD OUT. Taking a waiting list.
" 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."
2022 Blessed Byways Tours
National Quartet Convention
September 27 - October 3
This is the World Series of Southern Gospel Music and you will be blessed. Our hotel is right across the street from the Leconte Center and you will be able to catch a trolley to do things that you wish to do during your stay. We can also do a sunrise tour of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park and maybe a little zip lining. (Deposit $100)
Browns Christmas Package in Le Mars November 2 - 3
This Christmas package is great and it is time to do it again. In the afternoon the production of “The Inn Keeper’s Wife” will be presented and in the evening the Brown Family will perform their Christmas Show. On the 3rd we plan to visit Algona on the way home and take in the Nativity scene created by the German prisoners of war. It is a spectacular viewing. The number signed up will determine if we do one bus or two. $269 for a double, $239 for a triple and $329 for a single. (Deposit $50)
Christmas In Branson November 14 - 18
This trip is packed with a Dinner Cruise, shopping at Russell Stover Outlet, lunch at The Keeter Center and tour of the College of the Ozarks where students work their way through college, Branson Craft Mall, “Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound, Cassandre Voice of an Angel, Daniel O’Donnell, dinner at the Chateau on the Lake, Presley’s Country Jubilee Christmas, Visit and Nostalgic Gift for all at World’s Largest Toy, Wildlife Tour and Smokehouse Buffet at Dogwood Canyon, Texas Tenors and more. Sorry, the Johnson Strings will not be available. $999 double, $1,199, single, $879 triple - Deposit $50
Southern California Vacation Rose Bowl Parade
December 31, 2022 - January 5, 2023
Palm Springs and Coachella Valley guided tour, Warner Brothers Studios & VIP tram tour, Tournament of Roses Parade with the Pella High school band marching in the parade, Reagan Library and Museum - Air Force One Pavilion, Float Fest to see close-up the floats, Los Angeles' world-famous Original Farmer's Market, Battleship USS Iowa , San Diego guided tour - Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island , Seaport Village, festive fiesta-style dinner at Cafe Coyote in Heart of Historic Old Town San Diego . $2,869 double, $3,369 single - $200 deposit per person - Balance due Aug. 25, 2022.