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 2020 Trip List
~ Mild, Moderate and Extensive Walking levels indicated ~
How To Make A Reservation For Any Of These Tours
IF YOU need to cancel your participation for any reason, you will forfeit your deposit.
NOTE - If JKL Tours cancels the trip for any reason, you will get ALL your money back.
Annual Travel Show
Friday, January 31
Sign up and join us at the D. Umerely Rocky River Community Center to hear about the 2020 tours!
Chocolate and Wine for Valentine w/Gervasi!
Wednesday, February 12
$79 per person
Chocolate and Wine are now considered HEALTH FOODS – if you have the right kind and in moderation! Come join us to enjoy getting healthy on this Valentine adventure. We’ll start by visiting Harry London Chocolates, hearing their history, enjoying free samples and learning about their line of artisan chocolates. We’ll visit the charming Cherry Road Winery in Massillon for wine sampling. Next, we’ll have tastings AND lunch at the enticing Gervasi Winery. This Tuscan-like village has an outstanding reputation for both its wine and ambience, and our visit there will include a walking tour of their complex. We’ll stop into quaint Hartville Chocolates, where their specialty is chocolate-covered Strawberries. And we’ll complete our day in a turn-of-the-century barn at the delightful Maize Valley Winery & Farm Market. Our hosts will provide their history and you get to choose which wines you want to sample from their extensive wine list.
Bring your friends and make it a GALENTINES Day experience! Depart WC at 8:00 am. return 5:00 pm.
“SLEUTH!” at the Hanna Theatre with lunch at Pier W!
Thursday, February 20
$79 per person
The Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square is continuing their successful Mystery Series by presenting the Broadway Award winner, “SLEUTH!” This drama is set in the English Manor House of a successful mystery writer in the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse, as stories are tangled with a web of white lies. The writer invites a young rival to the mansion, as a guest who shares his love of game-playing and also shares the writer’s wife! Revenge is a dish devised, while murders are plotted and the two game players plan the ultimate whodunnit. As with previous mysteries at the Hanna, (Misery, Witness for the Prosecution, etc.) there are plot twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat to the surprising end! Our morning matinee will be followed with an elegant lunch at PIER W. Beat the Mid-Winter blues with a great, one day escape.
We’ll depart the Wellness Center at 8:45 am. and return about 2:30 pm.
March Maple MAGIC in Geauga County
Sunday, March 15
$49 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!
St. Paddy’s Day Party at Hartville Kitchen!
Monday, March 16
$69 per person
Faith and Begorrah! Get ready to Shake your Shillelagh for our very own Irish Celebration at one of Northeast Ohio’s favorite places to play! 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 where the food is fabulous! We’ll enjoy a wonderful Hartville Kitchen plated lunch and then Irish entertainment by Brigid’s Cross – a local favorite. They’ll have sing alongs and dance alongs, so come ready to PLAY! We’ll also have Irish Costume contests and be dazzled by the students of The MacConnmara Irish Dancers and their authentic Irish dancing. Come join us for this special St. Paddy’s Day Party and start your celebration.
(Our trip will start with a chance to shop the Hartville complex before AND after our lunch party!)
NEW Historic Houses of Worship
Tuesday, March 31
$69 per person
Come see museum-quality churches built by Cleveland’s ethnic groups as we continue in our series of seeing the amazing religious heritage of the Greater Cleveland area. Our initial list is St. Casimir, Liberty Hill Baptist, St. Michael, Trinity Cathedral and St. John Cathedral. Plus, we’ll enjoy a fabulous, home-cooked lunch at SOKOLOWSKI’S University Inn of Tremont!
Spring Escape to Myrtle Beach
Monday-Saturday, March 30 – April 4
$739 per person (double) and $899 (single)
Here is your chance to enjoy a Spring vacation where the average daytime temperature is a Sunny, 68 Degrees. We’ll head out on Monday with dinner and a hotel enroute, arriving in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday afternoon, in time for dinner and to see “ONE – The SHOW,” at the Alabama Theatre. This is a Las Vegas style variety show of singing, dancing, glitz and glamour. On Wednesday, we’ll enjoy a morning show, “The Pure Magic Show,” that combines magic, comedy and sleight of hand that keeps the audience amazed. We’ll have time to explore the waterfront from the Boardwalk and dip our toes in the Atlantic Ocean before dinner and evening show of “Legends in Concert,” with amazing tribute artists. On Thursday, we’ll take in “The Man of 1,000 Voices,” as James Stephens channels rock stars, comedians, Presidents and more. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the Barefoot Landing shopping complex built along the intracoastal waterway, as a quaint
and charming Southern shopping village. At night, we’ll enjoy dinner and then the fabulous “CAROLINA OPRY,” with two hours of high energy music, dance and comedy. We’ll start for home on Friday and on our way, we’ve even included a visit to Mayberry! We’ll tour the Andy Griffith Museum in Mt. Airy, No. Carolina, the real home of Mayberry. You’ll have a chance to eat at the Snappy Lunch or get a haircut at “Floyd’s Barbershop!” before we arrive home on Saturday.
Our 6 day/5 night adventure includes 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners, and we’ll see shows from music to magic to country and everything in between as each show is entertaining and engaging. JKL TOURS is co-hosting with DIAMOND Tours for this chance to say Hello to Spring and Good Bye to Old Man Winter. (Our last Diamond Tours trip to Cape Cod SOLD OUT. Call soon for a flyer with more info!)
VERA BRADLEY Annual Outlet Sale!
Friday, April 17
$59 per person
SHOPPING is Retail Therapy! The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale is held in the Ft. Wayne, Indiana COLISEUM and has become an annual celebration. Starting in 1983, the sale has evolved into a not-to-be-missed event, bringing fans together for shopping, fun and amazing deals. This sale allows guests to take advantage of great selection and pricing. (Guests have told John they like the “Thrill of the hunt!”)
JKL TOURS has already booked our Group time slot so you are guaranteed admission into this ticketed event (as many sessions do sell out!) We depart early for Ft. Wayne, so get a good night’s sleep, wear comfortable shoes, bring a clean credit card and come ready to shop!
“Ain’t Misbehavin” at the Hanna
Wednesday, May 6
$89 per person
“No one to talk with, All by myself, No one to walk with, But I’m happy on the shelf. Ain’t Misbehavin’, I’m savin’ all my Love for you!”
“Ain’t Misbehavin” is a musical journey that transports us to a Harlem Nightclub where the music and excitement of the Roarin’ Twenties are in the spotlight. We’ll be dazzled with a parade of hits, like “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, BABY,” and more. This show highlights the change in music from the JAZZ age to the new beat known as the SWING era! Five talented performers present a show that moves and sparkles with fun, toe-tapping songs of the day. Highlighted by the music of Fats Waller, this show reflects his life’s journey that was dedicated to pleasure and play. Similar to our previous trips to see Forever Plaid and Million Dollar Quartet, (that Sold Out quickly,) we’ll enjoy lunch at Windows on the River, after the morning show (Note: Space is limited because of the many groups we have attending.)
“MY FAIR LADY,” at Playhouse Square
Tuesday, May 12
$99 per person
Enjoy a very special night of theatre at Playhouse Square as ”My Fair Lady” is one of the best, romantic musical comedies of all time. We’ll follow the story of Professor Henry Higgins, a pompous speech professor and a Cockney, working class girl, Eliza Doolittle. The professor is obnoxious in his attempt to take a lowly flower girl and transform her into a high society lady, just by changing her speech. He wagers a friend he can teach her “proper” English, but Ms. Doolittle only agrees in order to improve her job prospects (and a way out of the streets.) Higgins and Eliza clash while unknowingly developing a bond that turns romantic, (especially when FREDDIE, a love-smitten suitor comes along!) This show has a treasure trove of songs “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to The Church On Time,” and more, making it one of Broadway’s most loved shows. Come enjoy theatre magic with Main floor seats to see one of the finest Broadway musicals to come to Playhouse Square. (Note: theatre seats are limited.)
The International TATTOO – Pipe and Drum Gathering
Saturday, May 16
$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, Canada and 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 at Windows on the River prior to seeing this inspirational show.
The “ARK” ENCOUNTER
Monday-Thursday, May 18-21
$499 per person (double)
The history of the Bible vividly comes to life at the Ark Encounter, just south of Cincinnati, in Kentucky. In an amazing architectural accomplishment, Amish craftsmen have created a full-size “NOAH’S ARK,” built according to the dimensions given in the Bible (510 feet LONG.) Our whole day there will allow us to explore the three floors offering scores of exhibits about the Flood, Noah and his family and the animals they cared for.
We’ll travel to the Cincinnati area on our first day and check into our hotel (with dinner included) and our big day is Tuesday, where we’ll have the entire day to explore, discover and be amazed at the breath-taking displays that bring the pages of the Bible to life. We’ll have dinner included enroute back to our hotel. On Wednesday, we’ll explore The Queen City of Ohio including a sight-seeing Riverboat cruise followed by dinner and we’ll head home on Thursday. JKL Tours is co-hosting with DIAMOND TOURS, so call for a detailed flyer.
Summer in Ohio’s Amish Country!
Tuesday, June 2
$75 per person
Enjoy our annual Kick-off to Summer in the beauty of Ohio’s Heartland. We’ll start by seeing a New attraction, The Age of Steam Roundhouse, just recently opened to the Public. America was built by Railroads and this amazing venue brings history to life with the largest private collection of Steam locomotives in the world! We’ll see 22 Steamers in a historic setting created specifically for tours to appeal to all ages. We’ll travel around the corner for a fantastic Amish lunch at Dutch Valley Restaurant with time to shop their complex and bakery. We’ll stop at Walnut Creek Cheese and complete our day at School House Winery. This trip sells out quick!
Summer Mystery trip #2 (last offered 2013)
Thursday, June 18
$85 per person
Let’s take a boat to Bermuda, Let’s take a plane to St. Paul. Let’s take a kayak to Quincy or Nyack, Let’s get away from it all!
Here is your chance to enjoy a wonderful Summer day of surprises! And with the tremendous response to our Mystery trips, we get asked to repeat them for people that are new to travelling with us. With all our Mystery trips, we discover smaller hidden destinations that offer amazing attractions for a day you would have never know about. And with all our Mystery trips, Lunch is included.
Enjoy a Summer Day at PUT-in-BAY
Thursday, July 2
$89 per person
Miami has South Beach, but we have SOUTH BASS! Come enjoy an Island vacation at the crown jewel of Lake Erie Islands, PUT-in-BAY! The fun begins as you board the ferry ride from Catawba and feel the fresh Summer breezes on your face. We’ll be met at the dock by our guide who will provide a sightseeing tour onboard an open-air tour tram, exploring the Island and learning its history. We’ll arrive at the waterfront Boardwalk Restaurant for lunch overlooking the picture-perfect harbor. You will have time after lunch to explore on your own by shopping the quirky boutiques along their little Main street, go up in the Perry Monument for a spectacular view or relax in the park that sits on the picturesque harbor. (You could rent a golf-cart and venture to the Heineman winery!) We’ll take the local bus back to the ferry for the return trip home. Here is your chance to “Play Hooky,” and start your July 4th Celebration with a BANG!
Summer Mystery trip #8 (last offered 2015)
Thursday, July 16
$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 – just curious! With our successful Mystery trip series, we’re revisiting #8, originally offered in 2015. We will only have ONE bus available for this trip.
The NEW Summer Surprise Mystery trip #13
Friday, August 7
$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 EVER! This is a 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. No, seriously, we don’t!)
“The Lincoln Highway/Buy-Way Garage Sale!”
Friday, August 14
$39 per person
Calling all “Yard and Garage Sale” enthusiasts to see The World’s Longest Garage Sale, as it passes through OHIO! What makes this trip so fun is the Treasure Hunt and in not knowing what you will find that you can’t live without! We’ll depart for Canton, and bargain hunt our way searching sales in yards, churches, community parks and town centers. We’ll wander from one place to the next and we’ll stop for lunch on our own in Wooster. 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
“ALWAYS. . . PATSY CLINE” at Rabbit Run Theatre
Wednesday, August 19
$85 per person
Join us for a wonderful night of Summer Stock theatre as we learn the true story of this small town, country gal and her rise to stardom. This show tells the story of Patsy’s chance meeting with a fan, LOUISE, in a Texas honky-tonk, and their life-long friendship. Louise chronicles Patsy’s life as our narrator, including the many ups and downs. It weaves 20 of her classic hits to move the story along including “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walking at Midnight,” “Anytime,” “Back in Baby’s Arms,” and her most famous song, “CRAZY!”
JKL TOURS has had wonderful trips to Rabbit Run (since 2011) that tend to sell out. There is something special about enjoying great theatre and looking out as the night transforms from dusk to dark. Plus, the talented actors at Rabbit Run put their heart and soul into giving the audience a great night of theatre.
If you’re a PATSY fan it will be hard to keep from singing along – SO WE ADDED that in! Rabbit Run will have a few Sing-Alongs for us to join in! Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy dinner at FERRANTE’S WINERY.
Note: This trip can accommodate those that are slower paced walkers. PLUS, NEW PADDED SEATS!
The Western Frontier Stampede in Shipshewana
Saturday, August 22
$99 per person
Get ready for a western adventure like no other, in Shipshewana, Indiana. The Western Frontier Stampede is 90 minutes of gun-slinging, riding, roping, action packed excitement featuring real life Cowboys and Cowgirls, ranch hands, folk dancing Saloon Gals, western singers, amazing trick ropers, a riding team comprised of six draft horses, trick and fancy riding, real Texas Longhorns, comedy and much more! This is one of the most exciting shows Shipshewana, Indiana has ever seen and presented!
Lunch will be a Chuckwagon Meal ~ we’ll enjoy a unique eating experience with the authentic Chuck Wagon BBQ meal, complete with all the fixings. The dining hall will make you feel as if you’re out on the prairie, after a long day of herding cattle, and getting ready for dinner around the campfire. You’ll also meet and get to dine with some of the cast who will be enjoying preshow grub and perhaps even entertain us before the show begins. We’ll make sure we are early for the all-kid, all-star pre-show! The children of the cast will amaze you with their aerial acts, horse acts, rope and lariat skills. Wear your Country duds for this special Saturday Wild West adventure and come ready to whoop and holler!
Friday, September 4
$75 per person
This is a Cleveland Mystery trip discovering little known places like the recently opened Fire Museum, the Customs house where home US mail delivery was invented, and more. We’ll visit Archie’s new HOUGH Bakery for sampling and we’ll have lunch in a Harley Motorcycle Emporium. We’ll venture to other hidden sites of interest that will surprise you. Come ready to see parts of Cleveland you never even knew existed.
The EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE!
Thursday, September 10
$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 Fall in full swing and the shopping opportune- ities 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 that comes out hot and plenty of it, including desert!
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. This trip sold out in 2019!
Canadian Theatre Festival - Shaw & Stratford
Thursday-Saturday, September 24-26
$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. 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. This unmatched theatre experience is one of the most popular and sought after tours JKL offers
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 “GYPSY!” This Tony Award winning show tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee and the ultimate stage mom, Mama Rose. This musical has classic songs like “Let Me Entertain You” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” to move the story along and engage the audience.
On Friday, we’ll travel to Stratford for time at the little town before the matinee, as The Stratford Festival will put their magical touch on the raucous, “CHICAGO!” This show is a dazzling spectacle as a crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines and nightclub star, Velma Kelly, competes with spotlight stealing, Roxie Hart for attention. They also compete for Billy Flynn, the slickest lawyer in town who has a talent for turning defendants into celebrities! The “Cell Block Tango,” and “All That JAZZ,” are two of the many songs that make this show sizzle.
Our trip also includes a wonderful buffet dinner in Stratford at the Festival Inn, and breakfast at our hotel on Saturday 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. (This trip has SOLD OUT the last 10 years because it is that good!)
Autumn at the BILTMORE in Asheville
Mon-Thur, October 5-8
$490 per person (double)
Here is your chance to enjoy a wonderful Autumn adventure in beautiful Asheville, No. Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll head out early on Monday, arriving at our Asheville area hotel with dinner included. Tuesday will be our day to visit the spectacular BILTMORE ESTATE. Entering the Mansion for a self-guided walking tour is like time travel back over a century to view priceless works of art and stunning furnishings, and learn how the elite of the early 1900’s lived like American royalty. We’ll have time to walk the historic Gardens meticulously designed and created to offer a peaceful retreat. Biltmore has created “Antler Village,” a relaxing area on the estate with shopping, dining, historical exhibits and another way to experience Biltmore’s ambience. We’ll enjoy dinner enroute back to our hotel.
On Wednesday after breakfast in our hotel, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of charming Asheville, including a stop to see the magnificent St. Lawrence Basilica. In the afternoon, our guide will take us along “America’s Favorite Drive – the Blue Ridge Parkway,” at a colorful time of year to see it. We’ll have dinner before returning to our hotel. We’ll depart for home on Thursday after breakfast, with wonderful memories of our trip.
Franklin Conservatory in Fall
Friday, October 23
$95 per person
Give yourself a special Autumn treat to Columbus, as we take in the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and their special Halloween exhibit featuring over 5,000 Pumpkins and 3,000 Mums! We’ll start with a docent-led, guided group tour of their many exotic wonders, including this spectacular seasonal tribute to Halloween. The Conservatory is truly a botanical jewel of Ohio and Fall is the perfect season to see it. After our visit there, we’ll have our own mini-Oktoberfest at SCHMIDT’S Sausage Haus and Restaurant. We’ll enjoy a German-themed buffet lunch including a one-man, Oom-pah-pah band! After lunch, we’ll travel to the small-but-mighty, Wagner-Hagans Car museum, a little-known gem with cars of the 1950’s and 60’s. If time allows, we’ll end up at the Anthony-Thomas Candy Factory, the largest family-owned candy company in the Midwest! We’ll have a mini-tour to see how they produce 60,000 pounds of candy daily at the facility built upon 104 years and 5 generations of passion to making chocolate!
Small Town America Salutes our Veterans
Friday, November 6
$89 per person
Come with us to November 06, 1944 as the Olde Main Street Museum of Newcomerstown, Ohio, turns back the clock for a lunch show that is delightful, historic AND patriotic. We’ll arrive at the 1915 building that started life as a Ford dealership and then became a factory. After the factory closed, local volunteers saved it and converted it into a charming enclosed Main street, with 23 store fronts that preserve the local heritage. Our hosts will welcome us as we start with lunch followed by a program of skits and songs that are the perfect Veteran’s Day salute including a sing-along. After lunch, we’ll have time to explore the museum that holds many artifacts including those of Woody Hayes and Cy Young, the two most notable Sons of Newcomerstown! Next, we’ll travel to Raven’s Glenn Winery for sampling of their most popular vintages and complete our day at McKenna’s Farm market with everything from Fry Pies, to Amish cheeses to Ice Cream!
The Tannenbaum Wine Trail 4.0!
Friday, November 20
$85 per person
Set your sights on Wine Country along The Lake Erie Wine Trail and we’ll start at Arrowhead Winery of North East, Pa. Starting as a winery in 1998, almost all of Arrowhead wine comes from their 250-acre farm. We’ll go around the corner to Arundel Cellars, a lovingly restored cider mill barn, named after a European Castle. This gorgeous winery includes the option of BEER tasting!
We’ll enjoy lunch at the historic Sunset Inn of Erie, Pa. Originally built in 1922 as a private, executive club, this lake front venue offers wonderful views of Lake Erie and the Presque Isle peninsula. And after lunch, we’ll visit Penn Shore Vineyards, the SECOND OLDEST and one of the largest wineries in PA! Their wines are delicious and their history is amazing. We will squeeze in a visit to Pulako’s Chocolatier Shop in Erie.
We’ll complete our day at The South Shore Winery, a must-see, underground stone wine cellar, patterned after European wine cellars. Part of the Mazza Winery family, the combination of this beautiful and historical setting and over 40 years of winemaking provide a unique and memorable wine-tasting experience.
We’ll enjoy samples at each winery AND an “extra” Christmas surprise (or two!) This trip has sold out quickly the last three years (with wait lists,) so don’t wait to sign up.
A Very Merry POPS!
Sunday, November 29
$86 per person
Kick off your holidays with this annual tradition at our very own Cleveland POPS Orchestra Christmas Concert.
We’ll arrive early to Playhouse Square with time to view the Festival of Trees in the lobby of the Allen Theatre and enjoy the classic opulence of the Connor Palace Lobby. The show is always amazing and involves a sing along, so come prepared! After this holiday extravaganza, we’ll enjoy dinner at the Windows on the River with great view of the riverfront and city skyline. On the ride home we’ll see the Holiday lights of Public Square.
Christmas at “The Nicest Town in America”
Friday, December 4
$69 per person
Columbiana, Ohio (just south of Youngstown) was voted “The Nicest Town in America,” by Reader’s Digest in 2019 and what better time to see it, than Christmas! We will sightsee the delightful little main street, followed by dinner at the Das Dutch Haus Restaurant and we’ll see the Holiday Lights at Firestone Park.
The Christmas Lights of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, December 15
$89 per person
Join us for a special trip to visit our neighbors in “The Steel City!” Our local step-on- guide will take us around the city to see the many seasonal decorations including a Larger than LIFE Nativity scene and the amazing Father Christmas displays in the PPG Building complex, that show how Santa is depicted in countries around the world with life size models. Next, we’ll enjoy an elegant dinner at the wonderfully restored Grand Con- course Restaurant of Station Square. This unique eatery was created in the main floor terminal of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, built in 1901, and offers views of the Pittsburgh skyline.
After dinner, we’ll take in the spectacular Winter Flower and Light Show at the world-class, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This is a self-guided walking tour of the enclosed and outdoor areas that have been magnificently decorated at every turn.
New Year’s EVE at Noon in AMISH COUNTRY
Thursday, December 31
$75 per person
JKL TOURS has produced a New Year’s Eve at NOON trip for the last 7 years, (and 6 were on the Nautica Queen.) It is time to try a new adventure and we are going to see the Amish Country Comedy show, in Berlin! We will start with a fabulous lunch at the Amish Door Restaurant before we arrive at the Theatre for the 2:00 pm. Show. We are still working on what we’ll see & do before the show, but we’ll head home after, so you are in your jammies watching the evening news, but feel like you were out for New Year’s EVE!