Day 1: Sat., Sept. 23 – The tour will depart from Orillia at 7:00a.m.(with a minimum of 6 customers), Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m.. Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office. A Canadian Passport will be required for the border crossing into the USA. We will allow time for duty free shopping. We will have lunch at the “Cracker Barrel” in Port Huron. This afternoon we will visit one of our favourite stores RMC Quilts also located in Port Huron. RMC is an authorized distributor for quality batting and interfacing by Pellon and known for their over 600 bolts of wide backing. Today we travel to Findlay, Ohio staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. (Travel time 7 hours)
Day 2: Sun., Sept. 24 – Following breakfast at the hotel we will visit Hardy Reindeer Ranch in Champaign County to learn about these unique deer & enjoy a BBQ dinner. Then we travel on to Springfield, Illinois for a one-night stay at the Drury Inn. (B & D) (Travel time 7 hours)
Day 3: Mon., Sept. 25 – A group breakfast will be served at the hotel before departing for Hamilton, Missouri home of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. We will have the afternoon to shop & explore this dedicated to everything Quilting town. We will check into the Sure Stay Hotel by Best Western in Cameron, Missouri for our 2-night stay. (B & D)
(Travel time 4 hours)
Day 4: Tues., Sept. 26 – A group breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today’s highlights include: Time with Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company including Q & A and Meet & Greet, visit the Quilt Museum and free time for shopping in the 14 themed Quilt stores of Hamilton. A catered evening dinner
will conclude our day. (B & D)
(Travel time 20 mins)
Day 5: Wed., Sept. 27 – Today we return to Hamilton for a free day of shopping, departing at 2:00p.m. and then heading north to Des Moines, Iowa staying at the Drury Inn. (B ) (Travel time 2.5 hours)
Day 6: Thurs., Sept. 28 – This morning following breakfast we will travel to Shipshewana in the heart of Northern Indiana’s Amish Country. We will be staying at the Van Buren Hotel for our 2-night stay. (B) (Travel time 7 hours)
Day 7: Fri., Sept. 29 – Today’s highlights include: free time in the morning for shopping at Yoder’s Shopping Centre which boasts 10,000 bolts of fabric, Davis Mercantile which includes Lolly’s Fabrics with approx. 15,000 bolts, books and supplies plus 22 other shops and features a 100 year old Denzel Carousel. We will have a guided tour of the Shipshewana Quilt Gardens & surrounding area in LaGrange County in the afternoon. An evening dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery will complete our day. (B & D)
Day 8: Sat., Sept. 30 – Today following breakfast we depart for home. We will stop for duty free shopping & meal breaks enroute. Return to Bradford at approximately 8:00p.m, Barrie at 8:30p.m. & Orillia at 9:00p.m. (B) (Travel time 7.5 hours)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 7 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 7 breakfasts, 4 evening dinners, admission to the Quilt Museum, Lecture with Jenny Doan, New Eco Hamilton Tote with pattern & lanyard, guided tour of the Shipshewana area, countless quilt & fabric stores, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT. A finalized list of Quilt & Fabric Stores will be provided one month prior to the tour.
Cost per person: Twin $2235.00 & Single $2855.00
A deposit of $600.00 is required at the time of booking, with the balance due in full by August 1, 2023
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.