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WANDER - FUL INDIANA I All Departures

Departing: Monday, June 18, 2018
3 Days
Wander wonderful Indiana ... 2016, our Bicentennial was such a fun time exploring our state and this tour continues that journey. Spend three days in Northern Indiana as we see, do, and discover A complete tour package, you only purchase one additional meal.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Travel north to start our touring in South Bend at the Studebaker National Museum, Northern Indiana Center for History, and Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion.  Admire nearly 70 timeless vehicles, including one-of-a-kind classics like the 1934 Bendix, the 1956 Packard Predictor concept car, and President Lincoln's Carriage.  Tour its 50,000-square-foot “production line” and see military trucks and vehicles with state-of-the-art lifts.  Revisit the early years of Studebaker and witness Studebaker's successful transition from horse-drawn to gasoline-powered vehicles.  View the family's 1835 Conestoga Wagon, Presidential coupes from the 1930s and a 1916 Six-fifty Touring Car.  Enjoy the interactive learning stations and specialty exhibits.  This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the University of Notre Dame where we experience the mystique of the University of Notre Dame with a guided tour led by a student.  Travel onto Elkhart for dinner and our home for two nights.
Day 2 Our day starts at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum.  This shrine to the RV traces the history of RVing from early 1913 travel-trailers to today’s state-of-the-art motor homes.  The 80,000 square-foot museum showcases a fascinating collection of one-of-a-kind camping cars, house trailers, and house cars including a gem custom built for Hollywood screen siren Mae West.  Also included is the historic and original trailer that Charles Lindbergh used to travel the nation after his famous air voyage while on tour.  Follow the time trail of vintage RVs arrayed among murals of scenic America. A knowledgeable guide shares RV folklore and the industry’s remarkable stories with groups.  Next, we tour the Walter Piano Factory, one of the finest hand made pianos of our day.  Some dare to call them the Steinway of the 21st Century.  These pianos are built with the utmost attention to detail and maintain the supremacy of the American made pianos.  Although their vertical piano only stands 43.75 inches high, the Walter piano uses the same length strings as a 5'8" baby grand and has a better sound than most 52 inches upright pianos.  The quality of materials is top notch.  Your guided tour takes us from beginning to completion of this handmade musical instrument.  Our lunch will be a treat by the church ladies of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Established in 1895, the church has been a classic example of Gothic architecture for over one hundred years.  The church’s floor plan is in the shape of a cross.  Its many features include; a square bell tower, beautiful stained glass windows illustrating parables, a Victorian brass filigree pulpit, a bracketed vaulted ceiling with suspended finial acorns and carved grape clusters.  After lunch and a tour, we will step back in time at the Wakarusa Dime Store to shop for old-fashioned candy treats and the "World Famous” jumbo jelly beans.  Learn all about Hoosier Cabinet’s as we take a guided tour at Coppes Commons prior to painting your own rustic cabinet door with a Hoosier Cabinet and Indiana history design theme.  Dinner at a local favorite before heading back to Elkhart for the night.
Day 3 We start our day at Jayco RV Factory Tour, founded in 1968 by a man of strong faith and vision.  The first year he had 15 employees and sold 132 fold-down camping trailers. Today, Jayco's "family" of employees has grown to nearly 1,600 people, with more than 25,000 people joining the "extended family" of customers each year.  (No sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed on this tour.)  We finish our morning at Krider Gardens, the Krider family once captured the imagination of the world.  Founded in 1896 by Vernon Krider, Krider Nurseries produced mail-order seed catalogs and bought the patent to produce and sell the world's first thornless rose. Krider's, which ceased operations in 1990, was one of Middlebury's largest industries.  The gardens on display now in Krider Gardens were originally designed for display in the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair.  Enjoy an Amish meal before we start our journey home.

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via Deluxe TURNER Motorcoach • Accommodations Two (2) Nights • Lodging at Same Property • Seven (7) Meals [Three (3) Continental Breakfasts, Two (2) Lunches, and Two (2) Dinners] • Group Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO: $10.00 bee buck (thank you) certificate. Deposit: $100.00 per person. Final payment is due May 7, 2018. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!

PRICE PER PERSON:
$498.00 Double Occupancy
$613.00 Single Occupancy
$488.00 Triple Occupancy