GREAT DAY! TOURS & CHARTER BUS SERVICE
"OODLES OF NOODLES" (DAT0805) ~ This tour is available Monday through Friday. You may have been to Amish Country, but this tour has attractions that you have not been to before. Package includes roundtrip transportation, a local guide that is with the group all day, visit to Troyer’s Noodles (based on availability) where everyone will get a bag of noodles, stop to see a broom maker, lunch in an Amish Home and visit Behalt where we’ll learn the history of the Amish. We will also be making stops at the Miller Bakery, Breitenbach Winery and Guggisberg Cheese.
AMISH TOUR / HOLMES COUNTY TOUR (DAT0801) ~ Set in peaceful Holmes County, the largest Amish settlement in the world, the Ohio Amish tour continues to be a favorite of Great Day! Tours customers. Package features a complete family-style meal, winetasting at a country market, a visit to the Carlisle House and Farmer’s Wife Gift Shop, plus a stop to purchase Amish meats, cheese and fresh baked goods. We can also stop at a farm to buy apples (seasonal). This tour can be modified to include Warther Museum, the Amish Farm and House with buggy ride, a tour of Shearer Potato Chips Outlet Store, a bulk food store, the Amish Flea Market (Thursday - Saturday only), Wendell August Forge, P. Graham Dunn or Behalt. (several S-D Tours available)
WHATCHA GOT COOKIN’? featuring a LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATION (DAT0812) This tour is available Monday through Friday and features a live cooking demonstration with the owners of Grandma’s Homestead . . . sample some of their favorites, plus receive a recipe packet. Then enjoy a buffet luncheon featuring grandma’s homemade recipes . . . save room for dessert! Enjoy a back roads tour of Amish Country and stops at the Holmes County Amish Country Flea Market (with over 400 indoor or outdoor vendors), Coblentz Chocolate Factory (to watch candy being made and enjoy some samples) plus a stop at Walnut Creek Cheese for cheese, bulk foods, spices, deli, kitchen gadgets and more!
MEET OUR AMISH FRIENDS (DAM0801) ~ Middlefield is the Amish Capital of Northeast Ohio with a population of more than 12,000. Begin your day with a fresh cup of coffee and a sweet treat while the owner of a furniture and quilt shop teaches how the Amish have their wedding right in their homes and other interesting facts. A memorable home cooked Amish wedding luncheon is included inside an Amish home. This package also features a stop at a cheese factory, an Amish school house, a hayride through a farm and time to shop in a general store.
AMISH SITES AND HARVEST DELIGHTS (DAT0811) ~ This Fall package is available Monday through Friday and includes Baltic Mill for cornbread samples (everyone gets a homemade pancake mix), luncheon at Dutch Valley Restaurant, time to shop at the restaurant bakery and nearby shops, Hillcrest Orchard for cider sampling, apples and more apples, wagon ride at Schrock Farm & Village (enjoy a tour of the farm, feed the animals and enjoy the beauty of the season!) plus Heini’s Cheese and Kauffman Bakery; everyone will receive a small apple pie!
PENNSYLVANIA OLD ORDER AMISH BROWN BAG TOUR (DSP08806) ~ In the Amish culture, there are three families of Anabaptist-related groups - the Amish, the Mennonites and the Brethren. These groups share the same basic values concerning the Bible, philosophy of brotherhood and non-resistance and the importance of family and community. The groups differ in matters of dress, language, forms of worship, the extent to which they allow modern technology and the forces of the "outside world" to impact their lives. This tour focuses on the traditions and history of the most restrictive group, the Old Order Amish. Upon our arrival in Pennsylvania's Amish Country, we will be met by a local guide that will be with the group as we tour through Amish Country. Each passenger will receive a bag for the gifts that they will receive at most of the stops. This tour features an Amish Bake Stand & Tour (fresh baked goods and a loaf of Amish bread for the bag), shopping in a unique village of quaint shops (full of Victorian collectibles, crafts, pottery and Amish furniture), complete luncheon, Cheese House and Apple Castle and the Country Pantry Bulk Food Store. (S-D Tour on June 7)
MADE IN OHIO FEATURING WARTHER’S CANDLELIGHT DINNER (DAT0882) ~ As the name indicates, this tour focuses on items that are made in Ohio including several factory tours. This tour features P. Graham Dunn Woodworking and Laser Art Gallery (watch craftsmen engrave inspirational messages into wood items), Lehman’s General Store and Old Fashioned Hardware, Wendell August Forge (to watch craftsmen create beautiful hand-hammered metal giftware. You can even hand-hammer your own picture to take home!), Breitenbach Winery (sample some of Ohio’s finest wines, meats and cheeses) and Warthers Carvings for a private group tour, Gardens and Knife shops followed by a candlelight dinner in the Ivory Room!
AMISH ACRES WITH ONE SHOW (DIA0802) - Amish Acres was created to preserve the history of the Amish. The two-day package features an afternoon at Amish Acres where your group will tour an Amish house and farm, view a documentary film Beyond the Buggy, explore, shop and enjoy a horse-drawn buggy ride. Sit-down for a family-style meal reminiscent of a Threshers’ Dinner followed by a Broadway musical show. Package also includes rooms and your choice of gaming in a local casino, a stop at the just-expanded Studebaker Museum, the Shipshewana Flea Market or a walking Tour of Notre Dame. (S-D Tour available with Chicago; August 6 - 9). The three-day package includes everything above plus a second night of rooms at Amish Acres, a "Hearty Supper", tickets to the "Plain and Fancy" Show in the Round Barn Theatre, lunch in the Barn Loft Grill and a stop in Shipshewana.
SHIPSHEWANA (DAI0809) – Located in the heart of Indiana Amish Country (and only about five hours from the Cleveland area), this two-day package features rooms, time to explore Shipshewana, a one-of-a-kind dining experience with entertainment, the Shipshewana Flea Market (open Tuesday and Wednesday from May through October), the shops and lunch at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus or Blue Gate Inn and a stop at Yoder Dutch Country Stores (simply the best fresh & frozen meats, jerky, cheeses and food gift items available). (S-D Tour available September 8-9)