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Around the World Without a Passport

Day 1

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY • DINNER:

Join Christian Tours on this unique tour experiencing the food, the people and the cultures of a variety of other countries right here in America’s Heartland. Today’s journey carries us through Tennessee into Bowling Green, Kentucky. This evening we enjoy dinner at one of the area’s well-known restaurants. (D)
Day 2

NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM • RC COMPONENTS • ITALIAN DINNER:

This morning, we visit the National Corvette Museum which features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, oneof- a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. We visit RC Components to see how they make racing wheels for cars and motorcycles. We travel to Columbia, Missouri, for our overnite. (D)
Day 3

UNION STATION WALKING TOUR • OMAHA • UKRAINIAN PRESENTATION • GREEK DINNER & DANCE :

Today we visit the historic Union Station in Kansas City. While on our walking tour we see Union Station through the eyes of those who witnessed and shaped its history. We’ll go back in time to the Station’s glorious opening in 1914 and experience memorable events that have shaped this iconic building We have lunch on our own before our travels take us through the corn fields of Iowa into Omaha, Nebraska. Here, we learn about the Ukrainian linens and traditions from Ukrainian speaker, Olesia Reprichowskyj. Olesia is a native of Ukraine and gives an entertaining presentation on life in her native country. This evening visit St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church for dinner followed by a Greek Wedding Dance. We overnight in beautiful Omaha for two nights. (D)
Day 4

LITHUANIAN BAKERY • OMAHA SIGHTSEEING TOUR • DURHAM MUSEUM • POLISH LUNCH & DANCE • MEXICAN FOLK DANCERS:

This morning we meet our local guide who will share Omaha’s international treasures. We hear a brief history of the country of Lithuania as we visit the Lithuanian Bakery to sample Lithuanian torts. The Durham Museum includes several restored train cars and more information about Mid- Western Heritage in this beautifully restored 1930’s art deco train station. We break for a traditional Polish lunch. After lunch we enjoy a presentation of the Polish culture, traditions, and a Polish dance. Our sightseeing tour will continue through the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhoods of Omaha, including a drive by billionaire Warren Buffet’s home. We will also see the birth-site of former President Gerald Ford. At Pioneer Courage Park, we’ll stop for photos and walk among a nearly life-size replica of an 1850’s wagon train. Our day ends with a visit to El Museo Latino where we will be entertained by the Folk Dancers of Mexico. (L)
Day 5

BOYS TOWN • LAURITZEN GARDENS • IRISH LUNCH:

This morning we visit Boys Town the famous village of children established in 1917 by Father Flanagan and made famous by the 1938 movie starring Mickey Rooney. Boys Town still serves as a refuge for abused, abandoned and neglected boys and girls. Mid morning we visit Lauritzen Gardens including the visitors center which includes a 5,000 sq ft floral display hall. Our tram ride will take us through this 100 acre oasis of beauty and tranquility as we experience the glory of the gardens. For lunch we partake of a common Irish luncheon dish called a “boxty.” From here we arrive in the beautiful Dutch Village of Pella, Iowa. We have dinner on our own and enjoy the glockenspiel. We overnight in Pella. (L)
Day 6

PELLA DUTCH COMMUNITY • DUTCH WINDMILL • WYATT EARP HOME • AMISH FARM LUNCH:

Today we enjoy the quaint little Dutch Village of Pella. At the Pella Historical Village, we tour a working Dutch Windmill, visit the Wyatt Earp Home and tour the museum. We also have time to enjoy the many shops in the village. Be sure to visit the bakery! This afternoon we travel to Kalona, Iowa, where we have late lunch in a Beachy Amish family’s home. We travel to Peoria, Illinois, for our overnight stay. (L)
Day 7

LINCOLN LIBRARY & MUSEUM • PATTI’S 1880’S SETTLEMENT:

Our travels today take us to Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln spent almost a quarter of a century in Springfield, where he married, raised his family and practiced law. Here we visit the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Early evening finds us at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The settlement has two great restaurants, a flower garden, gift shop, and much more. Enjoy a delightful southern-style dinner here. We overnight near Clarksville, Tennessee. (D)
Day 8

HOME:

After a restful night’s sleep, we board our comfortable Prevost motorcoach and head home. What a time we’ve had experiencing the world without a passport!
Around the World Without a Passport
Departure Dates
8 Days
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MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 7
Lunches: 3
Dinners: 3
Activity Level: 3
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