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-West 2019 Trip List

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Witness for the Prosecution at the Hanna

Wednesday, February 20

$79 per person

The dashing young Leonard Vole is on trial for murdering the affluent widow, Emily French, for her immense fortune! The stakes are high as the defendant tries to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the impending hangman’s noose. This whodunit suspense-thriller will keep you guessing until the final Gavel hits!  We’ll enjoy a graceful lunch at the elegant Pier W, one of Cleveland’s finest restaurants

March Maple MAGIC in Geauga County

Sunday, March 10

$49 per person

Here is a day of fun at PANCAKE TOWN USA – BURTON, a little slice of Vermont in Northeast Ohio. Come enjoy the start of Maple Sugaring season at Burton Century Village, where we’ll have an “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Pancake Breakfast. The complex has many historic buildings in this restored village, with time to explore the General Store.  We’ll have a Maple Sugaring Experience at the SUGAR SHACK in Burton Square and see how Sap boils down to Mother Nature’s sweet treat!  We’ll continue on to Chardon to visit Sage’s Family Farm Market as we escape Old Man Winter!  This trip sold out in 2018, so don’t hesitate to book.

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, April 2

$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!

My Old Kentucky Home

Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12

$389 per person (double)

Welcome Spring with a preview of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports,” at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby!  Our tour includes two nights at the luxurious Belterra Casino Resort, where we’ll be pampered with Las Vegas glitz and glamour on the banks of the Ohio River, south of Cincinnati.  With our Resort bonus, we’ll enjoy 2 breakfasts and 2 buffet dinners featuring a tremendous selection of items along with a decadent dessert station.  We’ll have plenty of time to explore the 1,600 slot machines and table games.

On Thursday morning, we’ll start early and head to Louisville, lush with Southern Hospitality.  We’ll be greeted by the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour of this historic American landmark.  We’ll take in the Kentucky Derby Museum including an exciting video of “The Run for the Roses,” Where HORSEPLAY is encouraged.  Our tour will show us Everything!

Next, we are off for a luncheon and sightseeing cruise on the mighty Ohio River, aboard the “Belle of Louisville.”  After lunch, we’ll see the World’s Largest Baseball Bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum with a tour and time in the gift shop, before we return to our hotel for another buffet dinner.

We’ll enjoy the Breakfast Buffet before we depart and enroute home we’ll stop at “Jungle Jim’s,” a six-acre international market, known as “America’s Wackiest Supermarket.”  This complex is SO BIG, we’ll start with a guided tour (and coupons) to see it all!  And when you are at home actually watching the Kentucky Derby on May 4th, you’ll be able to see all the places where you were!

“I LOVE LUCY” at the Amish Door Ballroom

Tuesday, April 23

$75 per person

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 London’s Chocolates, The Ashery Bulk Foods 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.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Thursday, May 9

$79 per person

There is a brand new Theatre in The Circle, where the shows are designed FOR Seniors and many of the actors ARE Seniors!  We’ll see this classic musical comedy about the comic strip everyone loves, with Bossy Lucy, pianist Shroeder, blanket-toting Linus and Snoopy in his dog house fighting the Red Baron!  Prior to the show, we’ll have dinner in the very elegant Judson Manor banquet space, overlooking University Circle.

“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!

Friday, June 7

$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!

Summer Mystery trip #1 (last offered 2012)

Friday, June 21

$79 per person

With the tremendous response to our Mystery trips, we get asked to repeat them for people that are new to travelling with us!  Here is your chance to enjoy a wonderful Summer day of surprises!  With all our Mystery trips, we discover smaller hidden destinations that offer amazing attractions for a day of surprises. Lunch incl.

TALL SHIPS Festival & The Parade of Sail!

Thursday, July 11

$89 per person

Cleveland is one of the host Cities for this special Great Lakes Summer event and we’ll be there to witness it from the Water, as we’ll be on board Cleveland’s Cruise Ship – the Goodtime III!  We’ll start our day at Cleveland’s Aquarium with a docent tour of this unique attraction.  We’ll have lunch at the MUSIC BOX on the West Bank of the Flats, with a wonderful riverfront view.  Next, we’ll cruise on the Goodtime III in time for the planned PARADE of SAIL, as the flotilla of Tall Ships majestically arrive at Cleveland’s Harborfront.  Our view from the Ship will provide an excellent and unique viewing stand of this magnificent Parade.

Summer Mystery trip #7 (last offered 2014)

Friday, July 26

$85 per person

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?  Track 29!  You’ve got to be there on time.

You leave the Wellness Center Station ‘bout a quarter to 4! You read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore.  Dinner in the diner,  Nothing could be finer,  And have your ham and eggs in Carolina!

Not all who wander are LOST!  With our highly successful Mystery trip series, we’re revisiting #7, originally offered in 2014.  We only have ONE bus available for this trip.

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.

The NEW Summer Surprise Mystery trip #12

Wednesday, August 14

$85 per person

If you know all the words to On the Road Again, King of the Road, Life is a Highway and Born to Run then you may have the curse of Gypsy blood.  Here is your opportunity to take a chance on a NEW mystery trip to little known areas we have not visited on our past trips. We have another day full of surprises that combine unique areas, sites and attractions.  You will need a sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and very comfortable walking shoes.  Lunch is included.  (This is SO new, even we don’t know where it’s going!)

WOODSTOCK comes to The Rock and Roll City!

Saturday, August 17

$XX per person

Cleveland’s Public Hall is bringing back the Age of Aquarius to celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a concert saluting the music of Woodstock, and people just having fun listening to Music.  Get your Bell-Bottoms, Tye-died top and Love Beads ready.  And practice giving The PEACE Sign!

Watch for more details.

“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.

An End-of-Summer Cleveland Fling

Friday, August 30

$79 per person

Have a last Summer Fling by riding the original EUCLID BEACH CAROUSEL, followed by a great buffet lunch at The JACK Casino in Higbee’s!  We’ll have a mini-stop at the Westside Market celebrating its 107th Birthday and complete our day with a delightful afternoon cruise aboard the Goodtime III, along the mighty Cuyahoga River and seeing the skyline of Cleveland. Start your Labor Day Weekend by kissing Summer Good bye!

The Gateway Clipper with Neil Diamond Tribute

Friday, September 13

$XX per person

Kick off Autumn with a trip to Pittsburgh for a luncheon cruise aboard The Gateway Clipper Paddlewheel.  After lunch, we’ll be entertained by a tribute artist and the classic songs of Neil Diamond.  Watch for details

Autumn in the COUNTRY

Friday, October 4

$75 per person

Start at charming Chagrin Falls for a guided tour of what was originally a dirty, mill town where factories and smoke filled the air before the transition to the quaint New England-style village it is today.  After we explore the village, we’ll head off to the Welshfield Inn for lunch, then the Burton Sugar Shack and Patterson’s Apples.

Canadian Theatre Adventure - The Shaw Festival and The Stratford Festival

Wednesday-Friday, September 18-20

$525 per person (double)

This will be our ELEVENTH year offering a trip to see the jewels of Canadian Theatre – Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival.   They present an unmatched theatre experience and this is one of the most popular and sought after tours JKL offers.  We’ll take in two delightful areas with Broadway-quality shows at a great time of the year to travel. We enjoy both the excellence of their shows along with the charm and grace of their respective settings.

We start at Niagara Falls to check into our hotel for two nights with an elegant and scenic dinner at the QUEENSTON Heights Restaurant with a fabulous view of the Niagara Gorge!

At The Shaw, we’ll take in “BRIGADOON!”   This Tony Award winning show is set in a mag- ical village that appears out of the Scottish mist for one day every century.  Tommy, a modern boy, meets Fiona, a girl from the past and falls immediately in love. Should he stay with her in Brigadoon or return to the world he knows and never see her again?  This feast of song and dance from Lerner and Loewe (the team behind My Fair Lady) has been entrancing audiences forever.  Classic songs like “Almost like being in love” and “I’ll go home with Bonnie Jean” move the story along and engage the audience for a wonderful ride! 

On Thursday, we’ll travel to Stratford for time at the little town before the matinee, as The Stratford Festival will put their touch on the inspirational, “BILLY ELLIOT!”  This show tells the story of a northern England mining town in 1984, where the miners are on strike and the atmosphere is tense. Eleven-year old Billy Elliot, whose mother has died, has a father and older brother in the bitter strike.  Billy does not like the brutal boxing lessons he is supposed to take and stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family’s old-fashioned ways and his own inner conflict!

Our trip also includes a wonderful buffet dinner in Stratford at the Festival Inn, and breakfast at our hotel on Friday before returning to spend time on the delightful main street of Niagara-on-the-Lake!  Combine spectacular Broadway-quality shows in the charming Canadian country side, at a wonderful time of the year to travel and you’ll see why this trip sells out!

*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.

Chocolate, Wine and Cheese on the Train!

Saturday, October 19

$109 per person

Here is a special Autumn Saturday in scenic Tuscarawas County as we’ll enjoy lunch at Raven’s Glen Winery including a wine tasting.  Next, we’ll visit the Dennison Railroad Depot, known as Dreamsville, USA to the 1.5 million soldiers that stopped by the Dennison Canteen during WWI and WWII.  This former railroad hub and National Historic Landmark has a Fall Chocolate & Cheese train ride to see the colors of Ohio’s Autumn! 

Lunch with the Presidents in Lake County OHIO!

Wednesday, October 30

$89 per person

We’ll enjoy a historic and Presidential Day, exploring President Garfield’s Mansion in Mentor, learning his history as 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!” and the 20 room mansion has exquisite period furniture and showcases 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 complete our day with a gorgeous view of Autumn from the Holden Arboretum and their Tree Top Canopy walk!

The Veteran’s Memorial Museum in Columbus

Friday, November 8

$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.

Cleveland's Ethnic Markets (in time for Thanksgiving!)

Friday, November 22

$39 per person

Start at charming Chagrin Falls for a guided tour of what was originally a dirty, mill town where factories and smoke filled the air before the transition to the quaint New England-style village it is today.  After we explore the village, we’ll head off to the Welshfield Inn for lunch, then the Burton Sugar Shack and Patterson’s Apples.

CHICAGO, CHICAGO that Toddlin’ Town!

Wednesday-Friday, November 13-15

$449 per person (double)

Here is your chance to discover the heart and soul of CHICAGO, seeing many of their newer attractions.  We’ll stop at our hotel in Hammond, In., before we travel into the City of Big Shoulders.  We’ll start at Marshall Fields -Macy’s for dinner in their elegant Walnut Room, followed by a tour of this 1890’s Flagship store (with a Tiffany Domed ceiling.)  We’ll have time to shop and browse their Holiday CHRISTMAS WINDOWS, before returning to our hotel.  On Thursday after breakfast in our hotel, we’ll have a customized guided tour of the dynamic downtown seeing everything from movie sites (Ferris Buehler, Blues Brothers) to places Al Capone would know.  We’ll see Millennium Park, “The BEAN,” the Magnificent Mile, and time for lunch at the unique French Market!  In the afternoon, we’ll take a relaxing cruise seeing the majestic skyline from the historic Chicago River.  At night, we’ll relive the Roaring 20’s with a fun, interactive dinner theatre at “Tommy Gun’s Garage” where the waiters & waitresses are Guys & Dolls (you better know the password to enter!).  Enroute home Friday, we’ll have a mini-walking tour of Notre Dame University and a stop in Shipshewana, In

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

The Tannenbaum Wine Trail 3.0!

Friday, December 6

$89 per person

Based on the phenomenal success of our last two Tannenbaum wine tours, we’ll do it again!  We’ll travel to a New Wine trail area where each winery will have sampling AND an “extra” Christmas surprise (or two!)  This trip sold out quickly the last two years (with wait lists,) so don’t wait to sign up.

“Dickens” Victorian Christmas in Cambridge, Ohio

Wednesday, December 11

$XX per person

Enjoy a day to Cambridge recognized as one of Ohio’s finest Holiday Adventures.  Watch for details.

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!

Christmastime in Colonial Williamsburg

Friday-Sunday, December 27-29

$475 per person (double)

Step back in time and meet the people who made America at Colonial Williamsburg!  Become immersed in the actual place where the ideals we stand for as Americans were created and defined, during the time of our national journey from an outpost English settlement to the final battle that created our new nation.

Saved by the financial backing of John D. Rockefeller II in the 1920’s, Colonial Williamsburg is a restored 18th century city that comes to life and transports you into the past.  It is a wonderful adventure in time travel as we’ll see the places and learn about the people who made America, from politicians to blacksmiths to tavern keepers and everyone between. 

We’ll arrive in Colonial Williamsburg late on our first day in time for dinner at an authentic, early1700’s tavern for an historically inspired meal to give you a feel for life in the colonies. 

After breakfast in our hotel, The Springhill Suites, we’ll depart early on the second day and return to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.  We’ll obtain our costumed guides to begin our walking tour (Williamsburg is ALL walking) and soak in the spectacular history and ambience.  We’ll have free time in the afternoon to take in talks about the politics of the day, entertainment of historically accurate songs and music and tour the restored buildings (and gardens) from opulent mansions, to print shops and more.  There are historic shops and small, outdoor vendors throughout the village offering 18th-century-style goods and one-of-a-kind items handmade by skilled tradespeople using 18th-century tools and techniques. 

Adjacent to the main street is Merchants Square, with more than 40 modern shops and eateries in the Colonial style.  In early evening, we’ll have a chance to watch the Illumination of the Greens, a spectacular Torch Light Parade.  After the Illumination, we’ll have a second dinner at a second 1700’s tavern on site.  Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg is a very special time that includes enduring traditions and unique activities and festivities to commemorate the season. 

We’ll depart our hotel after breakfast on Sunday and head for home with memories of our Revolutionary vacation, enjoying the Best of the American Experience on this Christmas time adventure.