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2019 Trips

WE URGE YOU TO GET A DEPOSIT MADE EARLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE TRIPS.   Last year eleven trips SOLD OUT - One just two weeks after it was made available.  A deposit saves your seat.

Collingsworth Family at Riverview Conference Center in Cedar Falls, IA
April 6, 2019
Their harmony is beautiful, the instrumentation is spectacular and when Kim Collingsworth plays the piano, you will feel that you are standing at the portals of heaven.  $89 covers transportation, meal and show.  $25 Deposit- Pella/Oskaloosa Bus is Full but there is still room on the Altoona/Newton/Grinnell bus.

Waltz Across Texas
April 11-20, 2019
Hopefully we can hit blue bonnet season when the fields are ablaze with blue bonnets.  Stops will include Faulkner's Ranch in the Kansas City area, the Pioneer Woman in Powhaska, OK, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth  Stockyards and cattle drive, the Alamo, San Antonio River Walk, LBJ Ranch, Wildseed Farm, breakfast picnic at Enchanted Rock, Luckenbach, Mayan Dude Ranch, Magnolia Enterprises in Waco and more.  $100 Deposit  $1,359 each Triple - $1,479 each  Double -  $1,899 Single

One Day Mystery Tour
May 14, 2019
Where will we be going?  Well tour starts in Oskaloosa with pickups in Pella and Altoona.  Then ?????  $99 with $25 Deposit

Baseball Tour - St. Louis & Chicago
May 22-23
We'll head for St. Louis first where the Cardinals meet the Royals at 12:15 p.m.  Dinner will be at the incredible Blue Springs Café in Highland Center, IL and we'll lodge in Vandalia, IL.  In the morning we'll head for Wrigley where the Cubs host the Phillies at 1:20 p.m. $299 each  $50 Deposit  SOLD OUT

Ark Encounter IV
June 3-7, 2019
Ark, Creation Museum, Progressive Supper at Hillforest Mansion, Gaither Headquarters for tour, lunch and shopping and Shipshewana Amish meal and show.  $729 each Double - $929 Single - $640 each Triple - $100 Deposit - SOLD OUT

Circa 21 Dinner Theatre - Holiday Inn
Rock Island, IL
June 12, 2019
It is Christmas in June as the Circa 21 cast is doing Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn."  $109 - $25 Deposit

" 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."
2019  Blessed Byways  Tours
Holmes County, Ohio Treasures
June 24-29, 2019
Gorgeous Holmes County, Ohio is home for Amish, 
Swiss and German communities.  In the Swiss community of Sugarcreek is the world's largest cuckoo clock for a while and murals with moving objects.  We'll take in the out-door drama of "Trumpet in the Land" which is the story of life on the Ohio frontier during the Revolutionary  War, visit the historic Germn village of Zoar, enjoy an Amish comedy show, visit master carver David Warther who will totally amaze you with his carvings, visit an unbelievable chocolate store, enjoy an Amish back roads tour and so much more.  $849 Triple; $959 Double; $1,269 Single

Three Day Mystery Tour
July 9-11, 2019
Don't miss this one.  It will be a hoot!  We can't wait for you to see some of the attractions involved in this tour.  $399 Double - $519 single - $339 trip-le - $50 Deposit SOLD OUT

Amazing Alaska
September 4-12, 2019
​We'll fly into Fairbanks which we will tour and see the Alaska Pipeline, Gold Dredge #8 mine, learn about mining, pan for gold, have a miner's stew lunch, enjoy a narrated cruise on the Chena River on the Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery, and visit a recreated Indian village, Friday we'll motor coach to the Grande Denali Lodge where we check in and have lunch before a guided Denali National Park History Tour.  Saturday we'll board a deluxe dome car for a beautiful ride on the Alaska Railroad to Talkeetna while enjoying lunch.  The lovely Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will be our home for the next two nights.  Next morning it's an exciting jet boat ride with views of Mt. Denali and the Alaska Range that awaits us.  In Anchorage we'll visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, then experience breathtaking scenery as we travel on the Seward Highway which is one of the most scenic highways in the US.  Next stop - the Alyeska Resort (a $200 million dollar chateau-style hotel) - where we will check in. Tonight we take a tram ride up the mountain for dinner at the elegant Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Come morning we board our boat for an exciting Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise to hopefully see Steller sea lions, sea otters, mountain goats, bald eagles, puffins, migrating whales, and many other birds  while we enjoy a Alaskan salmon and prime rib feast. The Windsong Lodge nestled amongst spreading spruce, with views of the Chugach Mountains and the peaceful sound of the rushing Resurrection River will be our haven tonight.  The next day another exciting adventure awaits with a visit to the Seavey Family's "IdidaRde"  complex for a wilderness dogsled ride and tour.  The Alaska SeaLife Center will claim our attention next before dinner at the popular Simon & Seafort's before our overnight flight home.$4,665 - Double, $5,545 - Single, $4,445 - Triple.  $250 Deposit saves your seat.  SOLD OUT.  Taking a waiting list.  Price includes airfare, deluxe motor coach, hotel accommodations, activities listed, gratuities for tour manage, driver, local guides, insurance 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, services of tour manager.

Celebration Belle River Cruise On the Mississippi with Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen
September 19, 2019
For those who love Polka music this will be a great day for you with great music, wonderful food and hopefully beautiful fall color.  $129 - $25 Deposit

Washington  DC & Philadelphia
September 30 - October 7, 2019

Christmas with Elvis, Loretta and the Grand Ole Opry - TBD

Being Developed
     DeSota Bend and the Snow Geese migration, LeMars  
           and Browns Century Theatre
     Marion Avenue Baptist Christmas Play in Washington,

 Lord Willing - 2020
     Virginia Beach in late April for International Tattoo, 
            Marine Museum, North Carolina Outer Banks and 
            Kitty Hawk.
       June - Switzerland - an extensive tour around 
         Fall Color Tour to the New England area.

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