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2018 Brochure

2018 Catalogue

6 Days

 


IL8061 Jun 01, 2018 to Jun 06, 2018
IL8081 Aug 11, 2018 to Aug 16, 2018


Day 1 Nappanee, IN
Today we cross the border and travel across the scenic farmlands of central Michigan on our way to Nappanee, IN. This evening, a full Threshers dinner followed by the production of Plain and Fancy at the Round Barn Theatre. This quaint musical comedy tells of a New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend who drive down to Lancaster, PA to sell a piece of property. Here they meet Amish folk, whose convoluted English speech, clothes and habits haven't changed for centuries. Aug departure performance will Copacabana. Barry Manilow's unforgettable hit song is brought to life onstage in this entertaining nightclub spectacle. Overnight in Nappanee. (D)

Day 2 Moline, IL
This morning we travel to Fair Oaks Farms, one of the largest dairy farms in the US covering 25,000 acres and housing 32,000 cows producing 2.5 million pounds of milk each day. During our Dairy Adventure tour we hop on the “Cow Bus” for a trip through the free stall barns; see the massive milking turntable and visit the Birthing Barn where 80 to 100 calves are born each day! They are not only committed to educating the public about modern farming efforts, but also to protecting the environment, bringing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to a whole new light. Lunch is on your own here before we continue to Moline IL. We check in for a three night stay. (B)

Day 3 Moline, IL
This morning we travel to Dixon IA. It's here where John Deere set up his small blacksmith shop in 1837 and worked long days over an anvil to create the first commercially successful steel plow. We’ll go back in time to the beginning at the John Deere Historic Site and relive those simpler days. See a faithful replica of the original blacksmith shop, walk the grounds and tour the original Deere family home. During our stay in Moline there will be opportunities to visit the John Deere Pavilion, offering a unique experience for every brand fan who walks through the door. Here you can touch the machines and climb in the Cab! (B)

Day 4 Moline, IL
Today we travel to Waterloo, IA for a behind the scenes look at how John Deere machines are brought to life in some of the most modern and efficient factories in the world. You’ll see various stages of the manufacturing process and hear how all the pieces come together to meet the needs of feeding the world! On the way back to Moline we stop at Cinnamon Ridge Farms for a down home farm to table dinner. This unique experience allows us the opportunity to meet and speak with some of Eastern Iowa’s finest farmers. Later we return to Moline. (B,D)

Day 5 Elkhart, IN
Before we leave behind the rich farmlands that surround the Mississippi, we take time to tour Harvester Works where they manufacture combines and front end equipment. We then skirt along the bottom of Lake Michigan on our way to Elkhart, IN for our final night. (B)

Day 6 Home
A relaxing drive takes us back into Canada and on to our starting points.


Cost includes:

  • Relaxing Motor Coach Transportation
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Taxes & US Exchange
  • Luggage handling – one per person
  • Threshers Dinner
  • Performance at Round Barn Theatre
  • Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure
  • John Deere Historic Site
  • Cinnamon Ridge farm to table dinner
  • John Deere Factory Tour
  • Tractors, Engines and Artifacts Museum
  • Harvester Works Factory Tour
  • 5 breakfasts – deluxe continental
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director

Cost (CDN) per person
Twin $1329.00
Triple $1179.00
Quad $1099.00
Single $1799.00
HST does not apply to this tour

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