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Motor Coach Tour

Baubles, Boutiques & Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)

Thursday, November 1 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Highlights:   (Inclusions Subject to Change)

 - Musical Entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus
 - Vip Admission & Shopping Bags for Cincinnati Holiday Market
    - Also included is the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show
 - Tour the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
 - Reserved Seats to “Elvis” Show and Meet & Greet
 - Victorian Christmas Riverboat Dinner Cruise
 - Shopping Time at Christmas Tree Shop
 - Brief Step-On Guided City Tour
 - Grab Bag Tour of Historic Findlay Market
 - Guided Tour of Beau Verre Stain Glass Studios
 - Shopping in Historic Lebanon, OH
 - 7 Meals - 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
 - Three Nights Lodging at the LaQuinta Inn
 - Baggage Handling at Hotel for 1 suitcase per person  
 - Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
 - Tour Protection Coverage available upon request

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart 7:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM
Kirkwood:  Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:00 PM

Thursday, November 1
This morning we set off in our comfortable motorcoach for Florence, KY.  By this afternoon we will be in Kentucky & ready to check into our hotel for the duration of our stay, the LaQuinta Inn & Suites.  This evening we will enjoy an included German Dinner at Hofbrauhaus. Enjoy the German ambiance at the first official Hofbrauhaus outside of Germany. (The original is in Munich). See why it fits in so well with the atmosphere of the Cincinnati area’s German heritage. We will enjoy polka music and may even learn how to do the Chicken Dance!   (D)
Friday, November 2
This morning after breakfast in the hotel we will depart for our first day of shopping to the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Our group will be greeted at the VIP Entrance by a tour ambassador and each guest will be given a large vinyl shopping bags which will hold a lot of items and tickets.  Cincinnati’s most exciting extravaganza gives “Shop till you drop” a whole new meaning! If you are ready to get into the holiday spirit this season, this is the place.
For your convenience Cash or Credit Cards are accepted by most exhibitors. Gift Bags Provided for all guests.  Also, included in your admission - A Taste For Every Bud - Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show is the place to find all your holiday entertaining and gift ideas. This Show will feature the finest chocolate, desserts, candies, meats & cheeses, jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, olive oils, spices, dips and spreads, drinks and mixes all for you to buy for yourself & for gifts. Plenty of seating options where you can sit and Re-Charge! Next, Enjoy a tour of the Tour the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. A scaled down replica of the Cathedral Notre Dame, in Paris. This recently refurbished architectural beauty features a gothic design with gargoyles and flying buttresses. Next, we depart and head over to the Syndicate for an Included Lunch and Reserved Seating for the Memories of Elvis Show. Enjoy an unforgettable 90 minute musical across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring Tyler Christopher, a multi-award winning and nationally recognized performer and Elvis tribute artist. Tyler has even been featured on T.V and in newspapers for his performing as well as his humble and mannerly demeanor. Following performance Tyler will be available for photos and meet and greet. This evening we will Board our Victorian paddlewheel boat for a relaxing two hour dinner cruise. The lights will be dim and the live music will be with lilting sounds of holiday tunes.  (B,L,D)
Saturday, November 3
Breakfast is included at the hotel.  We will begin the day at the Christmas Tree Shop. Don’t let the name fool you. This place has everything imaginable......to name a few, they have Christmas Everything. Next, we will meet our Guide who will give us a brief City Tour en route to Findlay Market Grab Bag Tour. Enjoy an excursion at historic Findlay Market – Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. Findlay Market is home year-around to about two dozen indoor merchants selling meat, fish, poultry, produce, flowers, cheese, deli, and ethnic foods. There is seating if anyone wants to sit and people watch. Lunch on own. 5 different gifts will be given. Next, we will enjoy a guided tour of BEAU VERRE STUDIOS located in a restored turn of the century building in the heart of Middletown, Ohio. The gift shop offers a wide variety of unique selections of items. After this we will head to Historic Lebanon Ohio for some shopping free time. Dating back almost 200 years, this historic town, used in the filming of the movies “Harper Valley PTA”,“Milk Money, most recently “Carol” and the Hallmark movie the “Christmas Spirit”. Charles Kuralt profiled Lebanon’s Golden Lamb (Ohio’s Oldest Inn) for a 1975 segment of “On The Road”.   Be sure to visit the Chocolate Turtle Factory shop for some of the best candy! Dinner this evening is at the Historic Golden Lamb. The present four-story structure is built around the 1815 rebuilding of the inn, maintaining its colonial architecture. The Golden Lamb has been visited by twelve American Presidents: William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.  Return to our Hotel & bid goodbye to our tour guide.  (B, D)
Sunday, November 4
After breakfast at the hotel we will depart for home with new memories to share.   (B)

1 = Minimal Walking
2 = Mild Walking
3 = Moderate Walking

Tour Cost:
$830.00 per person - Double Room
$995.00 per person - Single Room
$770.00 per person - Triple Room

$200.00 per person deposit due with reservation.
Final Payment due:  September 20, 2018

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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.