From Amish Country to Rock’N Roll – Discover Two Cultures In One Trip!

Tour Length: 4 Days/3 Nights

Arrive at your Cleveland area hotel late afternoon. You will be greeted by your full-time, local guide who will be with you throughout your trip.

After you have settled in and refreshed with a swim in the indoor pool head out for an exciting evening at the Music Box Supper Club. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by life entertainment performed by homegrown Cleveland talent. Live tribute entertainment options include performers such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, the Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, U2, Bruce Springsteen and many others from which you may choose.

Day Two:

 After a hearty breakfast in the hotel, join your guide for a city tour of downtown Cleveland. This windshield tour will give you a glimpse of this Ahhhmazing city including the Quicken Loans Area – home of the champion CAVS, Progressive Field, home of the Indians AND places you never knew existed in Cleveland, Ohio.

rock and roll hall of fameAfter your tour, arrive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alive with the energy, passion and spirit of music. Get ready to rock in this 150,000 square-foot museum featuring seven floors, five theaters for films and ever-changing exhibits. Witness the largest Elvis collection outside of Graceland. Experience the largest Beatles collection, anywhere. View many pieces of Michael Jackson’s stage wardrobe, including his sequined glove. Even Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche is on display.   You may listen to hundreds of tunes from the 1920’s to the 2000’s …Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Make certain to visit the rockin’ gift shop!

A boxed lunch is included to enjoy during your visit.

Your next stop is at the Great Lakes Science Center. Here you will see, touch and explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Visit the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, marvel at the Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module and see what it’s like to live and work in space. Discover the fascinating world of biomedical technology and learn about advances in medicine. Experience movie magic in the six-story high domed OMNIMAX Theater. Witness live science demonstrations performed right before your eyes.

Late afternoon arrive at at Tower City Center. This amazing mall offers 75 name-brand stores and specialty shops. This is a great place to buy a gift to take home or something special for yourself. It’s time to shop ‘til you drop!

Dinner offers time for a little whimsy and a flash back to Old Italy.  At Buca de Beppo, you will dine on authentic Italian food served family-style.  The name roughly translates into “Joe’s Basement.”  Restrooms feature recorded sounds of people conversing in Italian.  Each room at Buca is themed and all restaurants have a Pope table; the largest single table in a room by itself, with a bust of the Pope at the centerpiece. Save room for the huge brownie sundae for dessert!

Day Three:

Ever wondered what life would be like without fancy electronic devices and high-tech smartphones? Kind of curious how life works when you don’t watch TV, drive a car or even have electricity? Are you too afraid to find out? Well, today you will! Put your fears aside.

Welcome to Amish Country. Today’s outing is part adventure and part education. It is a fascinating opportunity to explore the beauty, simplicity and downright specialness of a unique culture right in Northeast Ohio.

After breakfast depart the hotel with your guide travel into the world’s largest Amish Community.

Giraffe-being-fed-from-wagonThe morning will begin at the Farm at Walnut Creek. Located in the heart of Amish Country in Ohio, The Farm at Walnut Creek hosts over 500 animals, comprised of species from six of the seven continents.  The menagerie includes exotic animals such as giraffes, camels, zebras and kangaroos along with more common animals like horses, llamas and deer. You will have the opportunity to view and hand-feed the animals from a horse-drawn carriage.  You may also visit some of the animals in the petting zoo.

This is a working farm and as such, the type of activities you may witness during a visit, change with the seasons.  Depending on the time of year, you may see plowing, thrashing, canning, quilting and more.  You may tour the non-electric farmhouses, buy produce at the farm stand and take pictures of all that you see.  You will also tour a working Amish home.

Lunch is included at the Farm and will include sandwich, soup, beverage and dessert.

Buckeye CandyRoll up your sleeves as you walk into an Amish candy maker’s home. Here you will learn how to make Buckeye Candy (after all you are in OHIO – the Buckeye State). *Note that Buckeye’s include peanut butter. Arrive at the home of Lydia Troyer who is Amish and one of the best candy makers in the country!! Gather in the cooking kitchen and create some of the tasty treats that you will take home with you.

Next, stop at Hershberger's Truck Patch and Bakery. Witness Amish home baked goods, “fry pies”, home grown seasonal produce, an animal petting area and Big King, the largest Belgian draft horse in the United States.

Your group will head to Yoder’s Amish Farm. While you are at the farm, visit the one room schoolhouse. Meet an experienced Amish teacher and find out how the Amish Parochial School system is run. See for yourself how they have adapted to use a modern copier. How can it work without electricity? Feel free to look through the textbooks. Though most are in English, you may get a chance to learn some German at this cheerful school.

We wouldn't think of you coming all the way to visit the Amish without the opportunity to take a ride in an authentic Amish buggy!  All the drivers are all members of the Amish church and enjoy talking with all visitors!  TheYoder Amish Buggy ride takes you out around the hay field, about 3/4 of a mile. This is your chance to see how the Amish get around the beautiful countryside of Holmes County.  And you can sit up front and experience the ride, right beside the driver.  Enjoy your ride!

Gather for dinner at the home of an Amish family. Meet the family and children (including some in your age group). They will assist in preparing and serving your meal. Feel free to converse with the family…they love sharing their hospitality and fellowship.   Dinner consists of two meats, real mashed potatoes, vegetables, home-made bread with Peanut Butter Whip and more!! After dinner, gather in the kitchen and make Whoopie pies. Enjoy them with home-made ice cream!

Return to your hotel and enjoy an evening swim in the pool.

Day Four:

Depart for home after breakfast in the hotel. OR, ADD THIS DAY AS AN OPTION TO ENJOY TIME AT CEDAR POINT, VOTED THE BEST AMUSEMENT PARK IN THE WORLD.

cedar point amusement parkCedar Point amusement park/resort, known around the globe as the leader in innovative coaster thrills. Hop on a winged ride unlike anything else at the famed park when it debuts its newest roller coaster, Gatekeeper. Located at the front of the park, Gatekeeper, will forever change the landscape of the Cedar Point Peninsula. This mammoth ride is the longest winged roller coaster and boasts the longest drop of any winged roller coaster on the planet!

One of the truly unique amenities Cedar Point offers guests is its location on a Lake Erie peninsula, including an inviting place where the water meets the land known as a beach.

What’s your favorite part of being at the beach? Smooth, soft white sand inviting you to stretch out your towel in the sunshine and relax? The sound of the surf as the waves gently roll onto the shore?  At Soak City, you may enjoy the Water Slides or a tidal wave of fun where group members can body surf or flat up and down in inner tubes on this huge half-million-gallon wave pool, or take in Splash Zone which is a multi-story interactive play area with more than 100 different wet and wild water gadgets and racy slides, speedy chutes, spewing geysers and aqua elements that will amuse all water enthusiasts.   Looking for a little adventure on the lazy river?? The Waters aren’t so calm in this canyon and waterfall-filled action Renegade River . If you crave thrills, then Soak City has something for you! Highlighting the action-packed excitement is the 76-foot-tall Zoom Flume. Sit in a large inner tube that slides down a chute featuring quick turns and unexpected dips. Join a whole raft full of friends for a ride on Zoom Flume.  Are you afraid of the dark? Explore Eerie Falls, a slide complex with three winding tunnels filled with cascades of water - all in total darkness! 
All day admission to the park and the water park are included, as are unlimited beverages and a voucher for one meal at the park.

A day at Cedar Point is the perfect ending to your Rock ‘N Roll/Amish adventure!

Your Package Includes:

  • 3 Nights accommodations
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners (Includes a dinner at an Amish home)
  • Cleveland City tour, led by full-time Tour Manager
  • Admission to the Rock and Roll Hall Fame
  • Admission to the Great Lakes Science Center
  • Time to shop at the Tower City Center
  • Visit to Amish Country’s, The Farm at Walnut Creek
  • Buckeye Candy demo at an Amish Candy Maker’s home
  • Visit to Hershberger Bakery
  • Visit to Yoder’s Amish Farm
  • Meet an experienced Amish teacher
  • Ride in an authentic Amish buggy
  • Full-time Tour Manager upon arrival in Cleveland

 Pricing Information:

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