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Niagara Falls & Thousand Islands

Sunday, August 25 - Friday, August 30, 2019

Motor Coach Tour



Sunday, August 25 - Friday, August 30, 2019

Highlights:    (Subject to change)
- Two nights lodging Columbus, OH      
- Two nights lodging Alexandria Bay, NY
- One night lodging Niagara Falls, NY       
- Five Breakfasts
- Five Dinners
- Thousand Islands Winery Tour & Tasting
- Thousand Island Cruise
- Admission to Boldt Castle
- Admission to Singer Castle
- Guided tour of historic Sacket’s Harbor
- Admission to Sackets Harbor Battlefield 
- Admission to Niagara Adventure Theater
- Visit to Niagara Falls Observation Tower
- Maid of the Mist Cruise
- One day guide service for Sacket’s Harbor
- Included Hotel/meals taxes and gratuities
- Round Trip Luggage Handling
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Tour Protection Plan Available Upon Request
 
Departures:
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 7:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM
- Lowe’s Store, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 25 - Depart on our Journey! 
Today, we’ll begin our journey to the Thousand Islands of New York!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we make our way to the Columbus/Worthington OH area where we’ll overnight at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus/Worthington OH.  Once we are checked in and settled, enjoy a delicious dinner together.  (Dinner)
Monday, August 26 - Thousand Islands & Thousand Islands Winery
This morning after breakfast, we’re off to the Thousand Islands! Here Ontario and the United States meet... their cultures blending in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario. The native peoples called this region the “Garden of the Great Spirit.” Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. This afternoon, enjoy a tour and tasting at the Thousand Islands Winery. Experience the charming atmosphere of the Winery, housed in the original 1923 Sears & Roebuck barn while the friendly & knowledgeable staff  reveals information on their award winning wines, history of the property and will keep us amused with accounts from yesteryear, right up to today. Later, we’ll check into the Riveredge Resort for a relaxing two-night stay. Enjoy a get-acquainted dinner this evening.  (Dinner)
Tuesday, August 27 - Singer Castle & Boldt Castle 
This morning, after breakfast, we’ll board our Uncle Sam Boat for a Two-Nation tour through the Thousand Islands!  This cruise offers both historical commentary and beautiful scenery for the American and the Canadian sides of the Islands (no passport required). Hear the colorful history of the magnificent gilded age homes, landmarks such as Sunken Rock Lighthouse, Devils Oven, and travel through passages where it seems you can almost reach out and touch the Islands. We’ll visit the mysterious Singer Castle on Dark Island. Singer Castle was built at the turn of the century by Commodore Bourne, president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, as a hunting lodge. It remained in his family for half a century until it was bought by Reverend Martin in the 60’s who established the castle as a religious retreat. Upon return, we’ll take a short ferry ride to Heart Island for a visit to Boldt Castle. Built by George Boldt, the castle was the ultimate gift of love for his darling wife Louise.  When construction of Boldt Castle was well underway, tragedy struck. In January 1904, George sent his workers a telegram saying, “Stop all work, Louise has died.” Heartbroken, he never returned to Heart Island again. This afternoon, return to our resort for some leisure time before enjoying a delicious dinner.   (Breakfast/Dinner) 
Wednesday, August 28 - Historic Sackets Harbor & Niagara Falls 
Enjoy breakfast this morning before we set off historic Sackets Harbor located along the Lake Ontario shore. Sackets Harbor played an integral role in the War of 1812 where this protected port provided the US Navy safe harbor to work from as well as a protected ship building port to supply them. Meet our local guide for a tour of the town with views of Pickering Beach Museum, Madison Barracks, Military Cemetery Market Park Square and much more! Then we’ll visit Sackets Harbor Battlefield where the costumed interpreters at the Battlefield and Commandants House bring to life the passion of the battles! This afternoon, we’ll continue on to Niagara Falls USA we’ll visit the Niagara Adventure Theater to discover and experience the Niagara Falls from the Edge of Your Seat!  Hold onto our seats for the most powerful and involving film experience that brings reality to life on the big screen. Witness incredible stories and history of the Falls that would otherwise take a lifetime to experience in just 30 minutes.  Then we’ll check into the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel for the evening. Tonight, enjoy a planned dinner together. *For those interested, enjoy gaming on your own this evening at the Seneca Niagara Casino, just a short distance away.    (B,D) 
Thursday, August 29 - Niagara Falls Observation Tower & Maid of the Mist 
This morning enjoy breakfast before we check out and visit the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Extending out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, the architectural wonder of the Niagara Falls USA Prospect Point Observation Tower affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls, as well as the raging whitewater below. Then it’s time to "explore the roar!" A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist journey begins at the Observation Tower, where we’ll receive our souvenir rain poncho to wear and board the double-deck Maid of the Mist tour boat. From there, the boat ferries past the base of the American Falls, and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls -- the dramatic passage leading you through the roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. Later, we’ll continue back to the Columbus OH area and check back into the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus/Worthington OH.  Tonight, enjoy a grand finale dinner together this evening.  (B/D) 
Friday, August 30 - Depart for home 
This morning, depart for home taking wonderful memories of our vacation to Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands to cherish.  (B) 

Tour Cost:
$1,580.00 per person - Double Room
$1,970.00 per person - Single Room
$1,465.00 per person - Triple Room

Deposit of $200.00 due upon reserving.  
Balance due by July 3, 2019