Boo Choo Choo
Daytrip up to three nights
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Highlights of your tour could include:
Gruesome but Truesome! (Lebanon, Ohio)
Gruesome But Truesome Exhibit, showcasing strange, scary andmorbid artifacts. Among the macabre pieces of history on display is a Napoleon death mask, brought back as a souvenir from a trip to France; ‘hair art’ pieces of artwork that were made out of deceased individuals hair as a keepsake; Enjoy this visit to learn about Lebanon’s history, local lore, infamous deaths and mourning rituals of the Victorian Era. Guests can also do a very exciting ghost tour - in the daytime, that reviews the evidence of the two dozen ghost hunts that have been performed at Harmon Hall – the main museum building. Part history lesson, part ghost hunt evidence reviews and they are very popular with groups. A meal is included at the museum which includes a guest speaker talking about the area and the various haunting that have occurred.
Boo Choo Choo – (Wed-Friday).
Enjoy a nostalgictrain ride with the opportunity to learn about local history and railroad operations while creating everlasting memories with family and friends.
The unique location of the Historic Downtown Lebanon grants visitors the ability to experience the local splendor through shopping and dining in the charming tourist town.
Enjoy the autumn air by taking a wagon ride and guided tour at Hidden Valley Fruit Farms. Each member of the group can enjoy picking a pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch or right off the vine!!! The bakery offers delicious pies with fresh seasonal fruit, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple cider donuts and fudge and other items. The market offers jams, jellies, pumpkin butter and many other items including a variety of antiques and gift items and pottery.
Peaceful, Quaint HAUNTED?
Shiver at first and second-hand accounts of ghostly encounters in quiet Waynesville while strolling through downtown with the Apparition Authorities from the Friends Museum.
While Waynesville’s living population is around 3000, it has a ghost population that varies on any given day between two and three-dozen.
Waynesville history goes far back in time. Built along the Little Miami River where prehistoric mound dwellers once roamed, campfires and strange voices still echo across the river on dark nights.
Enjoy your Goosebumps, Gasps & Giggles luncheon
...and learn the tales of the strange occurrences at this location. Dine to the tales of specters and haunts in this building and around our town. Your meal will be filled with tales of local lore, historical facts and a touch of "believe it or not". Join us in Ohio's most haunted town, Waynesville, in that town's most haunted building, Hammel House. Following lunch tour guests will have time to enjoy the many shops lining the streets in this historic town.
Music Hall is one of Cincinnati's most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark. It's also said to be haunted! Many of the stories about Music Hall have deep historical roots, beginning in the Cincinnati of the 1800's, and the graveyards formerly located on and around the site. For those who are fascinated by the history and paranormal potential of this unique venue then this tour is for you!!
Murder Mystery Dinner
The evening will begin to unravel at 7:00pm at the welcome cocktail reception which is being hosted by a group of most unusual characters. While searching and listening for clues our guests will be invited to enjoy an assortment of Chef's selected butler passed hors D'oeuvres and a beautiful display of international and fine domestic cheeses served with water crackers and toasted baguettes.
Chef's call for dinner will be at 7:45pm and our guests will be invited to the 18th floor 360 Revolving Restaurant where they will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and breathtaking views of the Cincinnati skyline. But be very careful, you may be dining with a murderer and may be their next victim!
Spring Mix Salad w/ choice of buttermilk ranch or vinaigrette dressings Stuffed Breast of Chicken w/ boursin cheese, fresh herbs & julienne vegetables Roast Sirloin of Beef with a rich burgundy mushroom sauce, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes, Chef's Selected Dessert Display, Freshly Brewed Coffee & Iced Tea. Cash bar available.
One evening we will head to Bonnybrook Farms where the group will dine on a chuck wagon dinner and enjoy the show SPIRITS OF OHIO. Afterwards guests will enjoy the lantern wagon ride withvarious scenes set up along the pathway of the wagon- old stone foundation ruins, Shawnee Indian village, pioneer and stage coach and stories galore.
Spirits of Ohio – storytelling/musical getready for old ghost stories that have been a part of Haunted Ohio for years and years. Plus enjoy the songs of your Folklore artist such as Love Potion #9, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Hot Frogs on the Loose and Please Mr. Custer. Did you know that Gen. Custer was from Ohio and did you know his spirit still haunts the Buckeye State to this day? Fun group interactive.
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Lakes, Mountains, Music & Legends
Lake George, New York
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Check into the resort and enjoy a welcome reception. Take advantage of the private beach or Boca Bar or the glorious views of the stunning lake. When weather is agreeable the pool is a restful retreat or the beach is as soft as sugar for a walk.
Take a two hour scenic cruise of beautiful & historic Lake George on board our Authentic Paddlewheel Steamboat, the Minne-Ha-Ha.
Enjoy a deluxe dinner buffet at the resort!! Less than two minutes is the heart of Lake George Village with arcades, amusements, shops and of course ice cream and pizza!! During the summer months enjoy BIG BAND TUESDAYS.
Day Two—Saratoga. Here your guide will introduce you to The City of Saratoga Springs NY and the surrounding Saratoga County. Synonymous with the arts, culture—shopping and more! Train ride on the Adirondack Limited from Saratoga to North Creek. The Adiron-dacks played host to the rich and famous on their way to these Great Camps. 90 minute train ride from Saratoga to North Creek. Lunch will be included.
Afternoon break -The village of Lake George offers the largest mix of attractions, restaurants, shops and nightlife. You can walk within a two-block radius and rent a boat, watch a war reenact-ment, relax on the beach, take a cruise, play miniature golf, parasail, hit the arcades.
Dinner Theater Show this evening starring LAURA ROTH, the Vegas-caliber entertainer who has been called “a show stopper” by The New York Post, “BETTE MIDLER,” “CHER”, “MARILYN MONROE”, the legendary “JUDY GARLAND”, and more, appear “live” on stage. These women parlayed charisma and that “something special” to become the foremost stars of their time. This show features extraordinary characterizations you will long remember and will be a highlight of your tour.
Day Three - Full hot breakfast buffet and departure from area OPTIONS for ADDITIONAL NIGHT in the Area- Blue Mountain Lake/ Raquette Lake – GILDED AGE TOUR Adirondack Museum dubbed the "Smithsonian of the Adirondacks" - called “the best of its kind in the world” by the NY Times. With Blue Mountain rising behind it and Blue Mountain Lake sparkling below the Adirondack Museum’s vast campus displays 22 modern exhibition galleries and historic buildings. The exhibitions tell the unique story of the Adirondacks and its people. Explore topics ranging from boating to logging.
Guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore - Alfred Vanderbilt’s wilderness estate for over 50 years. A National Landmark featured on A & E’s Castles of America. Tours consist of a 25 minute slide show followed by an hour-and-a-half walking tour of the key build-ings. You will also see the beautiful hall overlooking Sagamore Lake where the Vanderbilts entertained guests. Complete your visit at your own pace.
Dine on The W.W. Durant, Cruising on Raquette Lake, Birthplace of the Great Camp style of architecture & playground of the millionaires. Chef Jim selects and prepares a balanced array of hot and cold dishes garnered from our collection of international and original recipes.
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To HELL and BACK
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Picture your coach cruising through a canopy of tree lined country roads bursting with seasonal colors. The excitement builds as your passengers try to guess where their trip could be...could it be to HELL AND BACK??
Depart for Michigan , arriving after lunch into Livingston County, MI. Lunch can be included on the way, optional.
On the way to Hell, your coach will be high-jacked by an escapee from the nearby prison. His spirited, light-hearted tour will include uptown, midtown and downtown Hell (3 buildings), you’ll see a Dam site in Hell, but will be surprised by the beautiful countryside.
Just a short walk uptown you will find Hell in a Handbasket, selling everything from homemade foods to unique souvenirs. The newly renovated store is home to the Hell Post Office. Hellions come from near and far to send their mail with a Hell postmark and the edges singed. Pose for photo opportunity at the Hell Freezes Over sign.
Chill out in Hell at Screams Ice Cream from Hell and Halloween. A tempting selection of sinfully delicious sundaes with unique and scary toppings served from an authentic coffin. Screams is also a year round Halloween store where guests will see one of a kind masks and everything imaginable in Halloween decorations. Possible ghost tour at this time in Howell (more info TBA).
Check into your nearby hotel in Brighton or Howell. Guests will receive a ghostly goodie bag at the hotel. Dinner includes live musical entertainment, a hellacious BBQ served in a barn, a hoedown and a bonfire.
Dinner includes live musical entertainment, a hellacious BBQ served in a barn, a hoedown and a bonfire.
Breakfast Included at the hotel. Visit the Great Harvest Bread Company. What better way to begin your day than by inhaling the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread. You will be treated to a taste of freshly baked bread, and will be able to chat with the bakers and learn the secrets of delicious treats. Tours given on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.
Your group is certain to enjoy a cruise on the Island Queen II. A private cruise exclusively for your group on the 45 passenger 50 foot canopy covered pontoon excursion boat will no doubt be the favorite adventure of the day. This quiet relaxing vessel will take you on a soothing tour of lovely Kent Lake, located in the heart of a scenic recreation area that abounds with wildlife. Approximately 45 minute ride.
Take a tour at a Lollipop shop In Brighton! Oh My Lolli offers tours for all ages. This candy store is an enjoyable, colorful, and memorable experience, you can watch as staff take special pride in handcrafting every batch of lollies that are produced right in front of the customers.
Next visit ... Spicer Orchards and Farm Market to enjoy a 15 minute wagon ride through the orchards and out to the pumpkin patches, enjoy cider and donuts, visit the barn and shop in the market. Everyone gets a pie pumpkin and an apple.
Afterwards, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, a unique and delightful place to visit. A 1910 barn painted to look like three European store fronts, welcomes tour patrons to this home de cor shop. Inside this sweetly scented historic building you will find a variety of home decor items, candles, cement statuary, body care products, culinary spices and much more. In October , the greenhouses are closed and the garden features may be limited. However, the store is decorated for Christmas by mid October. Option here: spend a hour learning about herbs and their uses in cooking, while enjoying snack and a tea.
OR after your morning at the Bread Co, boat ride and Lollipop shop, depart for Northville : Lunch and entertainment at Genitti’s Hole-In-The Wall. The historic theater is conveniently located adjacent to Genitti’s restaurant where your attendees will enjoy a sumptuous seven-course family style Italian dinner. After lunch, it’s on to the theater for a delightful play in this historic theatre. Performances are seasonal and TBA. Depart for home.
Two night Option: Stay two nights in Brighton area, visit all of the above attractions, return to your hotel before dinner then depart for Northville. (30 min drive). Dinner and entertainment included tonight at Genittis Hole in the Wall.
Breakfast included. Tour the Chelsea Milling Company, the original home of “ Jiffy Mix “ – see the video, sample some products and walk through the packaging plant led by tour hosts.
Next and right across the street from the Jiffy Mix Plant is the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company and Toy Museum. See the world's largest teddy bear flag and the world's largest real teddy bear. Learn how teddy bears are made and the history of the teddy bear. See what 100,000 teddy bears looks like, as well as antique bears and visit the factory outlet store.
Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping in beautiful downtown Chelsea, before departing for home.
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Dancers, Prancers, & Stunning Spectacles
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Depart Ohio today for the southeast corner of Wisconsin – an area rich in charming ethnic sights and cultural delights!
In Lake Geneva, WI, check into your AAA rated, 3 Star hotel, luggage handling.
This evening, experience a very different kind of dinner show… at the Dancing Horses Theatre. This dazzling spectacle features an array of horse breeds that perform alongside their trainers in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art theatre, this live show is truly a must see! Dinner package includes: two entrees, dessert and beverage.
Before dinner enjoy a wagon ride through the green pastures to see the Arabian horses, around the pond to see the new ponies and the beautiful grounds.
Also Included is the Exotic Bird Show featuring parrots roller skating, playing basketball and singing. These birds have been featured on Jay Leno and Animal Planet.
Plus!! Baby Barn presentation for ‘hands on’ with all the new babies. Catch the show times to bottle feed the newest additions to the farm.
Breakfast included. US Mail Boat Tour – take a ride on the most exciting tour on Lake Geneva – the US Mail boat! An actual delivery to lakeshore homes, the Mail boat gives passengers a front row view to some of the most remarkable scenery in the Midwest. The unique mail delivery will have you on the edge of your seat – the boat never stops and the agile mail girl must jump from the boat to the dock and back again to make her appointed rounds. The US Mail boat Tour is available only at 10am, 2½ hrs, mid June to end of October.
Other options such as the Geneva Bay tour can be taken from May 1 to mid June or the Black Point Estate tour can be combined with the boat tour (3½ hrs). After the excitement of the tour, you will be hungry, so enjoy lunch on your own in one of the many excellent restaurants in downtown.
This afternoon visit Black Point Mansion. Step into the 19th Century with this docent led tour of what “perhaps the finest example of Queen Anne design remaining as a lakeshore estate in the area”, with one of the most intact Victorian furniture collec-tions in the Midwest. This tour is recommended only for those who are comfortable with climbing a large number of stairs!
Dinner included tonight with a view of the lake and featuring delicious lake perch.
Breakfast Included at hotel. Start your day at the Cristo Rey Ranch Pet a llama or see the fainting goats at this unusual ranch run by nuns - More than 200 animals to see and photograph; peacocks to emus. Beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Gift shop. Public lunchroom, snack bar, and "Nun Better Bakery" stocked with homemade cookies and pizza. Customized pre-arranged group tours may include nun-driven hayrides, spinning and weaving demonstrations, games, lunch and more. Having a love for animals, as well as people, they began to provide homes for various animals, which has grown into a menagerie of over 300 animals and birds at any given time. They have sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, emu, donkeys, rabbits, miniature horses, Clydesdales, a pot-bellied pig, dogs, cats, peacocks, chickens, quail, water fowl and birds (aviary) living in the rolling countryside.
At the Siberian Outpost in Malone, your group can enjoy demonstrations, visit with the dogs and learn about sledding, as well as the history of the antique sled.
Larsen’s Famous Clydesdales - One of the only places in the United States where visitors can see fourteen Famous Clydesdale's, close-up and personal. A truly exciting, entertaining, and fun 90 minute guided Tour with a short Grandstand Show. Take pictures of the Rare Baby Clydesdale, and then visit the museum and Clydesdale gift shop. 3pm Depart for Wisconsin Dells. Check into your AAA rated 3 star hotel in the Dells.
Thunder Valley Threshing Dinner Show A scrumptious homemade meal topped off with food for your soul— Includes: fiddling, sing-a-long, accordion playing, and fun jokes and stories. A unique Wisconsin experience not found elsewhere. Slow-cooked beef pot roast, hand-peeled mashed potatoes and gravy, Ole’s sautéed onions, vegeta-bles, fresh salad from, Mom’s homemade whole grain bread with fresh strawberry-rhubarb jam, and a scrump-tious homemade dessert. Choice of coffee, tea, or farm fresh Wisconsin milk.
Breakfast included. Activities this morning can include one of the following:
Upper or Lower Dells Boat Tour featuring breathtaking views of the towering sandstone cliffs on the Wisconsin River, hear the history and learn about how these geological wonders came to be. Lower Dells tour is one hour, Upper Dells tour is two hours with 2 shore landings: one at Stand Rock to see the famous dog jump and the other at eerie Witches Gulch.
Lost Canyon Wagon Tour — At LOST CANYON you enjoy the entire tour riding through a magnificent mile of cliff-walled gorges in comfortable yet quaint horse-drawn carriages. This is a great tour, groups love it!
House on the Rock in Spring Green – lots of walking here, but plenty of benches too. Your admission can include all 3 tours or just 2 of the 3 Sections of the attraction: Tour 1 - Includes the Gate House, the Original House, the Infinity Room, the Japanese Garden and the Container Gardens. Tour 2 – Includes the Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, Heritage of the Sea, tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation and the Carousel. Tour 3 – Includes the Carousel, the Organ Room, the Doll House Room, the Circus Room, the Galleries and the Doll Carousel Room.
Allow at least, one hour per tour. Choose to do all of the above, and stay another night in either the Dells or in Spring Green, or proceed closer to home after lunch. Spring Green is approximately 8 hrs to Cincinnati. Suggested overnight southwest of Chicago. Dinner can be included at hotel.
Or stay north of Chicago near Lincolnshire, and enjoy dinner and professional theatre show tonight at the Marriott Theatre. TBD subject to availability.
Breakfast and depart for home. Options to Consider: Watson’s Wild West Museum and Dinner Theatre in Elkhorn (near Lake Geneva). Relive the thrill of The Legends of the American West. Yerkes Observatory – largest refracting telescope in the world and the birthplace of modern astrophysics. Guides will take your guests into the 90-foot dome, look at the framed 40-inch refractor and its impressive 70-foot diameter elevator floor.
Wineries, orchards greenhouses with gift barn and a rustic barn that has been transformed into a restaurant featuring a 50’s Malt Shop.
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Ghost Legend Tour
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Northern Ohio- Salem Ohio & Vicinities Come to the call of the Ghostly Legends of our area.
Learn the history of stories gone by of Spruceville Ghost Town's Ester Hale, the famous Gretchen's Lock and more. Hear about little Goldie Bell Taylor and what appears at her grave still today. Take a lantern tour down Plymouth Street and walk softly as the cemetery comes alive. You will not want to miss what makes these ghostly historical tours so differeghostly different & unique!!!
Lunch At The Lock 24 Restaurant – Enjoy a salad lunch at the Lock 24 Restaurant, while your guide introduces you to the Sandy Beaver Canal .
Guided Tour of the Spruceville Ghost Town – Feel the town come alive as your guide tells you the legends of this town. Watch poor Ester Hale as she sadly wanders the town looking for her lover, you may see Jake the night watchman, does he still watch over the locks? Or the famous Gretchen's lock. Is she still buried in the lock or taken out to sea? You will feel as if you have gone back in time as you hear and see their stories, as the beauty of fall color surrounds you. Bring your cameras, you may find an added character in your pictures!!
Das Dutch Village Inn – Check in, relax and refresh for dinner.
Dinner at the Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn and Hanover House – Hear stories dating back to the 1800’s, of Annie George, the jilted lover, Olavena Nichols, tragic story in the room at the inn. Enjoy your dinner while your costumed guide tells you the ghostly tales of the Spread Eagle Tavern.
Guided Historical Cemetery Tour - Step back in time as you stroll through the night with the shadows of your lantern down Plym-outh Street and cemetery dating as far back as the 1700’s. This cemetery walk is different as you actually see history come alive before your eyes! 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Salem Haunted & Historical Walking Tour – Hear the stories from your guide of the turn of the 20th century's freak ac-cidents, the horrid tale of the butcher, the moth-er and son murder and suicide and many more unsolved deaths & legends 8:00 – 11:30 am
Salem Haunted & Historical Trolley Tour – As you ride in our old fashion trolley, listen to your guide tell the stories of little 2 year old Goldie's tragic death, and the basket maker slave Strotter Brown. Listen to the paranormal en-counters at the Cry Baby Bridge. Bus will be split in half & flipped, as trolley only holds 25
Lunch- Taste Of Country Restaurant – As you enjoy your Buffet lunch, keep your eye out for the Ghost of the past that lingers around this country restaurant with good old fashion country cooking.
Lisbon Historical Society Hear and see the burial customs of the 1800's and hear the story of Erastus Eells, founder of possibly the first funeral home in the state, who made coffins in a barn on the property & as legends go—may have been linked to the underground railroad.
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Trains, Trucks, Tokens and Toronto
Experience train travel with our very own train specialists!!!
This tour does require current passports
Tour can be adjusted based upon starting point.
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Journey your group to Holmes County, Ohio where you spend the afternoon enjoying the sights of Ohio’s Amish Country.
Next stop, Warther Museum, where your evening will be filled with wonders created by world famed carver Ernest “Mooney” Warther.
The Warther Museum is a world class exhibit where you will be inspired with the lives of the Warther family. Experience a Candlelight Dinner served in the Ivory Room. This evening will be one to remember.
Wake up to a hot breakfast buffet. A train specialist will be with group and escort the group to Dearborn Michigan, home of the Ford Rouge Factory. Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided fivepart experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. The rebuilt Rouge Factory has certainly become one of America’s most renowned factory tours.
You will be amazed as you watch the Ford F-150 trucks being built. Lunch will be on your own. After visiting with the Fords, we will check into the Windsor Casino Hotel 4 Star Property.
Caesar’s Windsor defines modern luxury in the midst of timeless elegance.
Step inside to discover the essence of indulgence, comfort and luxury in masterfully- appointed guestrooms. Pamper yourself in our 10,000-square-foot natural atrium fitness centre indulge in the culinary delights at an included dinner this evening.
Experience the thrill of gaming excitement with the latest in slot action and a wide variety of table games. Feel the exhilaration with a roll of the dice, a spin of the reels and the anticipation of the next hand OR for those of you that are nongaming enthusiasts sit back and relax at Cosmo’s lounge or VU offering spectacular panoramic views of the Detroit skyline and Windsor riverfront.
After breakfast at the hotel board VIA Rail, a modern day passenger train, and travel through the Canadian countryside for Toronto ...lunch will be included during the ride with a variety of snacks and sandwiches provided.
Your reserved seats recline for that afternoon nap or enjoy the beauty of the countryside out your window.
We will enter downtown Toronto at Union Station and check into the Delta Chelsea for a two night stay at this beautiful Four Star Hotel.
Dinner is on your own. This evening is your time to roam the theatre district, experience the downtown or just relax in the hotel. Known as Canada's largest hotel, it provides just about every convenience a traveler would want.
The Delta Chelsea is perfectly situated in the heart of the city, with Eaton Centre shopping and worldclass theaters within easy walking distance.
$25.00 in coupons for food and gaming is included.
After breakfast we will tour Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma.
Step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October). Café and gift shop on sight.
This afternoon enjoy a narrated harbor cruise on Lake Ontario.
Thrill to Toronto's breathtaking skyline and take in the sights and sounds.
Guests will also enjoy a city tour.
NEXT, it’s time to CHARGE while enjoying shopping time at Toronto Eaton Centre a place like no other.
Its spectacular glass galleria soars above a fascinating selection of retailers, restaurants and services.
Then, to the Hard Rock Café in Toronto where dinner will be included.
Rise & shine with a breakfast and it’s off to scenic Niagara Falls. Lunch will be provided at the Skylon Tower where you will experience breathtaking views of Niagara Falls as well as some shopping.
Then return to your origination point or add an extra night’s stay in Ohio’s Amish Country. Sample cheese, bakery items and back roads touring!
2 Nights at Delta Chelsea 1 Night at Caesar’s Windsor
(Includes $15 meal coupon & $10 Cash Coupon)
1 Night in New Philadelphia, OH
Dinner Tour at Warther Museum
Ford Rouge Truck Factory Tour
Via Rail ticket from Windsor to Toronto; Box Lunch on Via Rail
Casa Loma tour
Harbor cruise of Toronto
City tour of Toronto
Dinner at Hard Rock Café
Lunch at Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls
Escorted throughout itinerary
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