Thank you for your support of our Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center and/or HEALTHWISE CONNECTION Travel programs. JKL TOURS LLC is registered with the State of Ohio and has been producing trips for the Fairview Wellness Center since 1994, for Healthwise Connection WEST since 2001 and Healthwise Connection EAST since 2009.
HC-East 2019 Trip List
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NOTE - If JKL Tours cancels the trip for any reason, you will get ALL your money back.
St. Paddy’s Day Party at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville!
Tuesday, March 12
$69 per person
Faith and Begorrah! Get ready to Shake your Shillelagh for our very own Irish Celebration at one of the hot- test restaurants on the East Bank of the Flats! Since the Irish can enjoy a party ANY where, we will combine the spirit and fun of a St. Paddy’s Day celebration with good food and good company in a restaurant dedicated to FUN. We will enjoy Irish entertainment played by Brigid’s Cross – a local favorite and we’ll be dazzled by The MacConnmara Irish Dancers and their authentic Irish dancing. Come join us for this special St. Paddy’s Day Party and start your celebration early. (This trip SOLD OUT last year, so call SOON!)
NEW Historic Houses of Worship
Tuesday, March 26
$65 per person
Continuing in our series of seeing the amazing religious heritage of the Greater Cleveland area, we will visit new churches not seen previously. Come see surprising museum-quality worship areas built by Cleveland’s ethnic groups. Our initial list is: St. Aloysius, Church of the Covenant, The Amistad Chapel, etc. Plus, we’ll enjoy a fabulous, home-cooked lunch at SOKOLOWSKI’S University Inn of Tremont!
The Ethnic Markets of Cleveland (in time for Easter baking!)
Monday, April 15
$41 per person
Cleveland’s heritage is well represented by the shops that still offer the rich food traditions and customs of their native lands. Come join us to visit Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Asian and German markets for samples, reci- pes and to learn the foods and history that make Cleveland a wonderful mosaic of people and places. We’ll provide a map of the Westside Market including close-by eateries, with time for shopping and lunch on your own. This is a repeat of last year’s Sold Out trip and just in time to shop for your holiday cooking and baking!
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland - Part 4
Tuesday, April 16
$85 per person
This edition of our history series travels along the Lake Erie shoreline starting with Mr. Gordon’s 1892 philanthropic donation, across the bay from the ore boat sinking that saved Dike 14. We’ll see the Cold War Nike Site along with the secrets of the Millionaire Mansions, as both are part of the lore of Bratenahl. We’ll take in the up and coming Waterloo Arts district before we have lunch at the Lakehouse Café. We’ll discover Wendy Park at Whiskey Island, along with the 2nd original Chinatown. We’ll pop in to the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and learn how Cleveland almost lost it, before seeing tiny Hingetown! We’ll complete our day at the largest Arabian Night club in Cleveland with a Buffet Dinner. (Yes, this trip has TWO meals!). We’ll depart at 8:30 am and return about 6:30 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is March 17, 2019.
"I Love Lucy" at the Amish Door Ballroom
Tuesday, April 23
$75 per person (double)
Here is your chance to Welcome Spring in Ohio’s Amish Country with the added bonus of a wonderful comedy show at the Amish Door Restaurant. We’ll visit Simply Smuckers, Lehman’s Hardware and then travel to the Amish Door for a wonderful, plated lunch in their restaurant ballroom. After lunch, we’ll be entertained with tribute episodes of the “I LOVE LUCY,” show starring everyone’s Favorite Red Head. This timeless entertainment will show America’s First Lady of Comedy in a few of her classic skits by the Stardust Players.
“Million Dollar Quartet” at the Hanna
Tuesday, May 14
$85 per person
Million Dollar Quartet is the story of how Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley all found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio on December 4, 1956. This resulted in an electrifying and historic rock-n-roll jam session as they mixed and matched their different styles in a playful and sometimes serious variety of Country Western, Gospel and Blues songs. We’ll catch a behind-the-scenes look at a monumental moment in Rock history as a group of friends sang old favorites, sharing in the pleasure of harmonizing together with just their innate musical talents (and the banter that went with it.)
Similar to our previous May trips to see Forever Plaid and Beehive, (that Sold Out quickly,) we’ll enjoy lunch at Windows on the River, after the 10:00 am. matinee show (Please note that Space is limited because of the many groups we have attending.) Cancellation/refund deadline is March 30.
International TATTOO-Pipe/Drum Gathering in Cleveland
Saturday, May 18
$69 per person
This family friendly and immensely patriotic event is in the time-honored tradition of the military tattoo, where the Pipes & Drums of numerous police departments throughout the United States and Canada, as well as local groups, combine their talents in a truly spectacular display of pageantry and music. Join in the remembrance, fellowship and celebration to salute our safety forces, our military and our country and have your breath taken away by this patriotic show. The year’s presentation is on the Music Stage at historic Cleveland Public Hall. We’ll have a group dinner prior to seeing this inspirational show.
Summer in Ohio’s Amish Country!
Wednesday, June 5
$69 per person
Enjoy our annual Kick-off to Summer in the beauty of Ohio’s Heartland. We’ll start in the village of Sugarcreek, (Ohio’s Little Switzerland) for a Backroads Tour with a local, Amish guide. We’ll learn about the culture, charm and secrets of the Amish and the world they live in. We’ll have time on the little main street to see the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock, with life-size, costumed figures, and travel to Berlin for an All-you-can-eat Amish Buffet at the Farmstead Inn. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our backroads adventure with stops including the Hillcrest Orchard of Walnut Creek and Broad Run Winery. This trip tends to sell out so call soon!
Magnificent Michigan and Mackinac Island
Wednesday-Friday, July 17-19
$449 per person (double)
Combine the elegance of a Five Star resort, the majesty of Mackinac Island and the charm of Bavarian Frankenmuth and you have MAGNIFICENT MICHIGAN!
We’ll start our adventure by visiting the unique Cabela’s store of Dundee, as they’ll open up early just for us, with time to see their animal displays and enjoy their café service. (We’ll include a quick visit to the Russell Stover Candy Outlet store across the street!)
Upon arrival at the Soaring Eagle, the greeter will tell us about the property amenities and provide everyone a $40. Food credit AND a $60. Casino Bonus. Here is your chance to relax at the luxurious SOARING EAGLE Resort, with time to discover their indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, many restaurants and amenities. On Thursday, we’ll depart early for St. Ignace and OVER the Mackinac Bridge to take the high-speed Starline Ferry to Mackinac Island (where no cars are allowed.) We’ll start our Island visit with a marvelous buffet lunch at the GRAND HOTEL. After lunch, we’ll have time to sit on the porch and take in the fabulous view. We’ll take a horse-drawn carriage with time to visit the charming shops of the village. In late afternoon, we’ll return to the mainland and enroute back to our resort. After we depart our resort on Friday morning, we’ll visit the unique and famous Cops and Donuts Bakery. Next, we’ll enjoy lunch (included) at the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth. We’ll have a guided tour of the town with a chance to soak in their German culture and shop the main street (or Bronner’s Christmas Shop) before we head home.
(We offer an option to NOT do Mackinac Island, but just stay and play at Soaring Eagle on Thursday.)
The EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE!
Thursday, August 8
$89 per person
Here is a unique trip that combines shopping, a terrific lunch and a special matinee concert that will take you back to the 50’s & 60’s, seeing The Zmed Brothers perform their tribute to The EVERLY Brothers!
We’ll start our day at the Hartville Shopping complex with Summer in full swing and the shopping opportunities range from Flea Market finds to Ohio’s Largest Hardware store and everything in between. After our morning of bargain hunting, we’ll enjoy a superb lunch in a private ballroom of the Hartville Kitchen, and no one leaves hungry. It is a plated lunch where you can order your meal tableside (even your choice of PIE!)
After lunch, we’ll stay in our seats for a stroll down memory lane to see and hear “The Everly Brothers Experience!” This tribute show is presented by The Zmed Brothers, Dylan and Zachary, who are sons of Adrian Zmed – Danny Zuko from GREASE! As kids, they were heavily influenced by the music of Grease, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and of course, the Everly Brothers! Here is your chance to hear classic tunes, like “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “When Will I Be Loved?” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” and many more. Come join us for this nostalgic day of Fun and classic ‘50s/’ ‘60s music.
“The Lincoln Highway/Buy-Way Garage Sale!”
Friday, August 9
$39 per person
Calling all “Yard and Garage Sale” enthusiasts to see The World’s Longest Garage Sale, as it passes through OHIO! Come “SALEING” with us, as we bargain hunt along the historic Lincoln Highway-Rte. 30. We’ll depart early for Canton, and work our way west searching sales in people’s yards, churches, community parks and town centers. We’ll meander from one sale to the next, enjoying beautiful rural areas with scenic vistas with lunch on your own in the Wooster area. We’ll have prizes for best (and worst) BUY of the Day!
Please note ~ This trip is best for people who are REALLY FLEXIBLE in a group setting.
“MY WAY” Sinatra Tribute at Rabbit Run
Wednesday, August 21
$79 per person
“New York, New York,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “High Hopes,” “Something Stupid,” and “I Did It My Way,” are some of the most popular songs of one of the most popular singers of all time. While My Way is not a biography, it is a wonderful tribute featuring talented performers, a finely tuned band and tidbits of Sinatra trivia sprinkled in! We’ll be treated to 50+ Sinatra songs, with some getting the full treatment and others collected in themed medleys. If you’re a Sinatra fan it will be hard to keep from singing along – SO WE ADDED that in! Rabbit Run will have a few SING ALONGS of memorable tunes of the Chairman of the Board!
Prior to the evening show, we’ll enjoy a lovely dinner at FERRANTE’S WINERY of Lake County.
NOTE: This itinerary is more relaxed and has the ability to accommodate those that are slower paced in walking and/or those that use walkers.
Lunch with the Presidents in Lake County OHIO!
Friday, September 20
$89 per person
We’ll enjoy a historic and Presidential Day, exploring President Garfield’s Mansion in Mentor, learning all his history from a “mule skinner,” to the last-straw vote choice of his party to run for President. We’ll see why he was known as the “Front Porch President!” The 20 room mansion has exquisite period furniture and show- cases Ohio’s connection to the Presidency. We’ll travel up the road to the Steele Mansion, Lake County’s Millionaire home where we’ll have lunch with Presidents, who will share the history of their Presidency. We’ll our day with a gorgeous view of Autumn from the Holden Arboretum and their Tree Top Canopy walk!
Canadian Theatre Adventure - The Shaw Festival and The Stratford Festival
Wednesday-Friday, October 9-11
$525 per person (double)
Join us on our annual adventure seeing the theatre jewels of Ontario, The Shaw and Stratford Festival, as
“BRIGADOON,” and “BILLY ELLIOT,” headline this year’s captivating productions! Experience both en- gaging areas with Broadway-quality shows at a great time of the year to travel. We’ll enjoy the excellence of their shows along with the charm and grace of their settings – Niagara-on-the-Lake and Stratford, Ontario. If we have a good number of reservations, we will ADD an Eastside Pick-up point! Call for a flyer with details.
*Please note that VALID Passports or Passcards are Required!*
Our escorted tour includes deluxe motorcoach, 2 nights hotel with breakfast both mornings, two dinners and main floor theatre tickets to both shows. Call soon for reservations.
The Veteran’s Memorial Museum in Columbus
Friday, November 1
$XX per person
Join us on a Veteran’s Day tour to Columbus to explore the new Veteran’s Memorial Museum, with lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant and more Columbus attractions. Watch for more details shortly.
The Annual Warther Festival of Trees
Wednesday, November 20
$XX per person
Come experience a delightful Christmas trip as we travel to DOVER, Ohio to take in the Festival of Trees at the Warther Carving facility. These hand-crafted trees are holiday themed and highly decorated to show off the creativity of Warther. Watch for more details shortly.
A Very Merry POPS!
Sunday, December 1
$86 per person
Kick off your holidays with this annual tradition at our very own Cleveland POPS Orchestra Christmas Concert. We’ll enjoy dinner at the Windows on the River before we see the Holiday lights of downtown
It's A Wonderful Life" at the Amish Door Ballroom
Thursday, December 5
$75 per person
Come join us to kick off the Holidays in Ohio’s Amish Country with the added bonus of this classic show at the Amish Door Restaurant. We’ll start at Harry London’s Chocolates, and then travel to Berlin and see “Tis The Season” a wonderful Christmas shop with many decorations and trees. Next, we’ll visit the Amish Door for a wonderful, plated lunch in their restaurant ballroom and after lunch, we’ll be entertained by the Stardust Players as they present the Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life!”
New Year’s EVE at Noon
Tuesday, December 31
$XX per person
On the NAUTICA QUEEN! Come enjoy an elegant lunch, a two hour long cruise with dancing followed by a special tour of Cleveland!