Allied Tour & Travel is a travel agency located in Norfolk, Nebraska. Allied Tour & Travel offers group tours, bus tours, individual tours and more throughout the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.
MINNESOTA PATHWAYS 9 DAYS June 13-21, 2019 ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS •Mall of America •St. Paul Gangster Tour •Wabasha Street Caves •Minnesota State Capitol tour •Beautiful Stillwater •Scenic St. Croix River Lunch Cruise •Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center •William A. Irvin Ore Ship •Split Rock Lighthouse •North Shore Drive •Gooseberry Falls •Grand Portage National Monument •Grand Portage State Park •Hibbing Mine Overlook •Soudan Underground Mine tour •Headwaters of the Mississippi •Lake Itasca Nature Cruise •Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum •16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches, (L), 1 Boxed Lunch (BL), 2 Dinners (D) FEATURED HOTELS •Bloomington, MN - Country Inn and Suites •Stillwater, MN (2) – Historic Water Street Inn •Duluth, MN – Hampton Inn Canal Park •Tofte, MN (2) – AmericInn •Bemidji, MN – Holiday Inn Express •St. Cloud, MN – Best Western Kelly Inn DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Sioux City & Orange City RATES $1,879 Double, per person $2,489 Single $1,689 Triple, per person PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $65 leisure Tour Director - Diane Roecker 3 active DAY 1 | Minneapolis/Mall of America (L) Venture north to the state of Minnesota – the land of 10,000 lakes! You will see wonderful attractions and learn about the state of Minnesota. Get to know your Allied tour director and fellow passengers as you travel. Learn about the Dakota Wars at the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter, MN. Tonight, your stay is next door to the Mall of America, proclaimed to be the second largest mall in North America and the largest in the U.S. Overnight Bloomington, MN DAY 2 | Wabasha Street Caves/Minnesota Capitol Tour (B, L) St. Paul was home to a large community of gangsters. Hear their stories as the Wabasha Street Caves takes us to some of their hide-outs with a costumed character from history. Wabasha Street Caves has an interesting lore to discover as we discover their hideout and have lunch at the caves. Tour the seat of government at the state capitol. Learn of the history, art, architecture and Minnesota’s state government. Overnight (2) Stillwater, MN DAY 3 | Stillwater City Tour/St. Croix River Cruise (B, L) Stillwater is the birthplace of Minnesota. Enjoy a guided tour to learn how Stillwater developed from a booming lumber community to the pretty city that it is. Travel on the scenic St. Croix River during the authentic paddlewheel lunch cruise. Free time in Stillwater is a must to explore their historic downtown. DAY 4 | Duluth City Tour/Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center/William A. Irvin Ore Ship/Canal Park (B) Interstate State Park will intrigue you with the geology that formed this park. At least 10 different lava flows are exposed in the park along with two distinct glacial deposits and traces of old streams, valleys and faults. Travel to Duluth for a step-on guided tour of the city. Venture aboard the William A. Irvin Ore ship and hear how this proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet weathered treacherous storms while carrying ore over Lake Superior. Overnight Duluth, MN DAY 5 | Glensheen Mansion/ Split Rock Lighthouse/ Gooseberry Falls (B, D) Glensheen Mansion tells the story of the Congdon family of Minnesota who were instrumental in opening Minnesota’s ore mining trade. The mansion is still fully intact from the era when the Congdon’s made it home in the early 1900’s. We travel to Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors to see this lone light in the night for many a ship along the rugged coastline. Gooseberry Falls is the gateway of the North Shore of Lake Superior. Overnight (2) Tofte, MN DAY 6 | Grand Portage National Monument/Grand Portage State Park (B, BL, D) Take a day to drive North Shore Drive to Grand Portage National Monument. The monument describes through a living history site the quick water access used by the Northwest Fur Trade for their fur trade business. Learn of the partnership that they had with the Ojibwa tribe in this region. Discover Minnesota’s highest waterfalls at Grand Portage State Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch today at one of the scenic parks. DAY 7 | Soudan Underground Mine/Hibbing Open Pit Mine (B) As you travel across northern Minnesota, you will discover their mining industry. Visit Soudan Underground mine for a tour of Minnesota’s first iron ore mine. Travel to Hibbing to view one of the world’s largest open pit mines. Overnight Bemidji, MN DAY 8 | Mississippi Headwaters/Lake Itasca Cruise (B, L) Visit Itasca State Park and “walk across the rocks” at the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca State Park. A cruise on Lake Itasca with a naturalist will give narration of the history and wildlife and founding of the Itasca State Park. Overnight St. Cloud, MN DAY 9 | Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum/Lunch at Nellie’s/Travel home (B, L) On our final miles through Minnesota, we will make a stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove and lunch at Nellie’s. As you travel home today, sit back as you reflect on your fun days in the beautiful state of Minnesota. 22 BOOK EARLY & SAVE | For reservations, availability & additional information, call 1-800-672-1009
LADIES ONLY – QUILTS, GARDENS & AMISH DELIGHTS 5 DAYS Aug. 5-9, 2019 Ladies, it’s another chance to get away and enjoy the friendship and fellowship of our female friends. We’ll travel to the Amish Country of Northern Indiana to explore their Quilt Gardens, shop at charming Amish stores and learn about how the Amish ladies manage their daily lives. The food, shops and entertainment all promise to be plentiful! DAY 1 |Jacob Henry Mansion (D) Travel today takes us just south of the Chicago area. Get acquainted with the ladies on board with dinner at the Jacob Henry Mansion. Overnight Joliet, IL DAY 2 | Dutch Country Market/Real Indiana Housewives/Essenhaus Dinner Theater (B, D) Continue to Amish Country in Northern Indiana. Our afternoon finds us at the Dutch Country Market which features bulk foods and homemade noodles. All throughout our time in the area we will see blooming gardens and hand-painted murals that join quilting patterns, flowers and art into beautiful gardens. The quaint town of Shipshewana will be a perfect stop for lunch and shopping time at quaint stores such as Cornucopia, Country Elegance, Apple Creek Ally & more. Next, see how the Real Indiana Amish ladies manage their households including learning the tradition behind the Amish clothing. Ruth Otto welcomes us to her Rag Rug Weaving shop for a demonstration. We check into the Essenhaus Inn and enjoy an evening buffet dinner and show at the Essenhaus theater (show TBA). Overnight (2) Middlebury, IN DAY 3 | Carriage House/ Historical Quilt Presentation/ Amish Dinner & Quilting B (B, D) A local guide joins us today. Learn how to make cinnamon rolls “the easy way” with Elaine at the Carriage House. Enjoy time at Teaberry Wood Products where we meet Rachel and learn about making wooden baskets and more. We’ll see several Quilt Gardens throughout our day. Enjoy a presentation at the Elkhart County Museum of old quilts to learn about their meaning and how to “read” them. Linton’s Enchanted Gardens rounds out our afternoon. Enjoy a Thrasher meal at an Amish home this evening followed by a Quilting B! After our delicious home cooked meal, we will pull up a chair around a few original quilt frames filled with hand pieced Amish quilts. You can participate, watch, learn or just chat as these Amish ladies lead the novice and experienced quilter in an old-fashioned quilting bee. DAY 4 | Amish Acres 56th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival (B, D) After a good night’s sleep we are ready to hit the Amish Acres 56th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. What began as a downtown clothes line art show 56 years ago has grown into one of the top arts and crafts festivals in the nation. With over 300 juried artists/crafters from over 24 states, you are sure to find some temptations to take home with you. It’s time to head for home this afternoon. Enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” at the rustic Starved Rock Lodge. Overnight LaSalle, IL DAY 5 | Hegeler-Carus Mansion/Home (B) This morning enjoy a tour of the Hegeler-Carus Mansion. See beautiful, century-old imported chandeliers, ornate woodworking, intricate hand-painted ceilings and more in this Victorian-era mansion that dates back to 1874. Many features were ahead of their time such as indoor plumbing, a two-story gym, a speaker-tube system for talking room to room, parquet floors and more! By midmorning we are back on the road for our journey home after a fun-filled "Ladies Only" vacation! ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS •Dutch Country Market •Shipshewana •Rag Rug Weaving Demo •Essenhaus Inn Dinner and Theater •Teaberry Wood Products •Quilt Gardens •Elkhart County Museum •Linton’s Enchanted Gardens •Amish Dinner & Quilting B •Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival •Hegler-Carus Mansion •8 Meals: 4 Breakfasts (B); 4 Dinners (D) FEATURED HOTELS •Joliet, IL – Wingate Inn •Middlebury, IN (2)—Essenhaus Inn •La Salle, IL—Hampton Inn DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines RATES $1,165 Double, per person $1,399 Single $1,099 Triple, per person PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $40 leisure Tour Director - Loretta Mills 4 active Find us online at WWW.ALLIEDTT.COM | /AlliedTT | /AlliedVacations 23