Carefree Connection Bus Tours - "Come as Strangers, Leave as Friends!"
2014 Spring & Summer Bus
Trip Schedule...
 
JUNGLE JIM’S, TRAIN JUNCTION &
VOA MUSEUM - Cincinnati, OH 
Tuesday, March 25th
 
(Pics of Friends & Family Below)
 
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OFFICE HOURS ARE 9AM - 5PM MONDAY - FRIDAY
Call Angie to reserve your seat!
937-467-4547
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SHIPSHEWANA, IN “Amish Country”
Wednesday, May 7th
"Welcome to the home of the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market!"   We'll find hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture! Come hear the cry of auctioneers selling a vast array of antiques and collectibles. We’ll also shop at the quaint stores & boutiques in historic downtown Shipshewana where we’ll find candles, spices, lotions, handcrafted furniture, home & garden décor, fabrics, antiques, crafts & much more.   Lunch on own.  Home by supper!  Depart Troy Meijer @ 6:00 am, home 6:30 pm.   Depart Greenville’s Kmart at 6:30 am, home 6:00 pm. 
 
Package Includes: Homemade Fudge, Bottled Water & Raffle Drawings for Gift Baskets.   
$59.00/PERSON
$57.00/PERSON (Groups of 4 or more)
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ELSBURY’S GREENHOUSE, AUNT AMIEE’S, TASTING & TOURING AT SIMMONS WINERY & ZAHARAKOS ICE CREAM PARLOR & MUSEUM
Hope, IN
Monday, May 19th
We’ll start at Elsbury’s Greenhouse that offers many types & varieties of plants to buy!  Their greenhouses are filled with flowers, herbs, plants & there is always something new to buy!  We’ll eat a home cooked lunch at Aunt Amiee’s Country Restaurant before heading to Simmons Winery to tour & wine taste on their 120 year old farm!  We’ll finish the day at the restored turn-of-the-century Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor & Museum!  Enjoy their sodas & sundaes (on own)!  Try the traditional favorite, a Green River, made the old-fashioned way. Depart Troy Meijer at 7:00 am, home 6:30 pm.  Depart Greenville’s Kmart at 7:30 am, home 6:00 pm.
Package Includes: Lunch at Aunt Amiee’s Country Tea Room, Simmons Wine Tour & Tasting, Bottled Waters, Homemade Fudge & Raffles for Gifts.       
                                          
$77.00/PERSON
$75.00/PERSON (Groups of 4 or more)
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SHOPPING IN HISTORIC ROSCOE VILLAGE, RAVEN’S GLENN WINERY & WARTHER MUSEUM DINNER & TOUR Dover, OH
Tuesday, June 3rd
We’ll shop in the delightful stores at Roscoe Village where we’ll find  jewelry, handmade leather goods, gourmet foods, coffees, antiques, kitchen wares, ladies clothing, unique gifts & more.  We’ll then head to Raven’s Glenn Winery for wine tasting.  We’ll finish our summer evening enjoying an outdoor BBQ meal in the beautiful Warther Gardens and a guided tour of the museum after dinner.  The Warther Museum is dedicated to Ernest “Mooney” Warther, the world’s master carver. We’ll learn about America’s unknown genius and how he lived his life. The Warther home is viewed in 1920s era to show you what their home looked like then. We’ll see the Button House where Freida, Mooney’s wife, collected 73,000 buttons. Mooney also started his knife company in 1902 & you can only purchase his knives in the gift shop!  Depart Greenville’s Kmart at 11:00 am, home 11:30 pm. Depart Troy Meijer at 11:30 am, home 11:00 pm.  
Package Includes: Wine Tasting, Museum Garden Dinner & Tour, Bottled Waters, Homemade Fudge & Raffles for Gifts.        
                                                                                       $95.00/PERSON 
$92.00/PERSON (Groups of 4 or more)
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LEXINGTON, KY - PRIVATE HORSE FARM TOUR, BOURBON DISTILLERY LUNCH & TOUR, WINERY TOUR AND TASTING AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY June 16th - 17th (2 Days/ 1 Night) 
“Let’s Giddy Up & Go to the Beautiful Blue Grass Horse Capital of the World!” A step-on-guide will help us explore Lexington’s premier horse farms and some of their famous stallions.  We’ll also tour Keeneland Race Park and view some of the famous places where movies such as Sea Biscuit were filmed! We’ll visit Old Kentucky Chocolates that have been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years before heading off to wine taste & tour Lexington’s first winery Talon Winery, situated on 300 acres of beautiful rolling farmland!  We’ll visit Buffalo Trace Distillery which is the oldest continually operating distillery in America!  We’ll see how they’ve made their bourbon since before Kentucky was a state & taste their award winning products!  We’ll stop at Evans Orchard Farm Market to check out their locally grown fruits & veggies, beautiful hanging baskets, homemade pies, candles, jams & jellies, apple cider & more.  Greenville & Troy Pick Up!  
Package Includes: (1) Night at La Quinta Inn & Suites, Horse Farm Tour, Wine Tasting & Tour, Distillery Tour, (1) Breakfast, (2) Lunches, (1) Group Dinner, Roundtrip Motor Coach Transportation, Taxes & Gratuities on Meals & Lodging.
Single Occupancy—$325.00/PERSON
Double Occupancy—$295.00/PERSON
Triple Occupancy—$280.00/PERSON
Quad Occupancy—$265.00/PERSON
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PUT-IN-BAY, OH
Sunday, June 22nd  
“New Trip Just Added!” 
Back by Popular Demand! Vacation with your friends & family for the 6th ANNUAL PIRATE FEST WEEKEND AT THE BAY!  Pirates invade their downtown harbor for the Put-In-Bay    Pirate Fest!  Reenactors demonstrate sword fighting techniques & the art of skullduggary.  We’ll ride in style over to the island on the high speed JET EXPRESS dropping us off in the heart of downtown that’s dotted with historic homes, the nation’s third tallest monument,  wineries, quaint restaurants, shops & galleries!  Jet Express’ exclusive Catamaran design provides the smoothest ride across the lake with panoramic windows for sight-seeing or open-air outer decks where you can take in the fresh Lake Erie breezes!  Once there, you’re on your own to explore the island.  It’s your vacation!  Pack your lunch & dinner or eat at your own leisure on the island. 
Package Includes: Roundtrip Jet Express, Breakfast Muffins, Homemade Fudge, One Bottled Water/Person & Raffle Drawings for Gift Baskets.   Depart Greenville’s Kmart at 6:00 am, home 10:00 pm. Depart Troy Meijer at 6:30 am, home 9:30 pm.  RAIN OR SHINE!    
    
$98.00/PERSON                                          
$96.00/PERSON (Groups of 2 or more)      
$94.00/PERSON (Groups of 4 or more)
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ALPACAS, COPPER KETTLE FACTORY, COOPER’S MILL, CANDLE SHOP, PFEIFER DAIRY FARM, CHURCH LUNCH & ROOT BEERS...
Bucyrus, OH
Friday, July 11th
"What a Fun-Filled Summer Day in July!"  We’ll start the day visiting Grass Run Alpaca Farm.  We’ll then tour the D. Picking Copper Kettle Factory erected in it’s original 1873 building.   It is the last of the Old Copper Shops in America still making it’s original product - Applebutter Kettles.  Afterwards, we’ll take a break for a home cooked lunch by the ladies of Woodlawn Church before visiting Coopers Mill Jelly Factory & Shop and Crossroads Candle Factory & Shop.  We’ll visit Pfeifer Dairy Farm to watch the cows being milked before finishing the day with a cold, frothy root beer from the infamous, Miller’s Rootbeer Stand.  Root beer floats for the ride home!  Depart Greenville’sKmart at 6:30 am, home 6:30 pm. Depart Troy Meijer at 7:00 am, home 6:00 pm. 
Package Includes: Alpaca Farm, Kettle Factory Tour, Church Lunch, Coopers Mill & Candle Factory, Dairy Farm, Root Beer Floats, Bottled Waters, Homemade Fudge & Raffles for Gifts.    
$79.00/PERSON
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THE WILDS OPEN-AIR SAFARI, BOXED LUNCHES & TOM’S ICE CREAM BOWL
Cumberland, OH
Wednesday, July 30th   
   
"We’re doing it again folks!”  The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat!   On our very own personal safari we’ll see rhinos, giraffes, and much more roaming free without cages!  Once there, we'll board one of the Wild's unique open-air safari vehicles for a private guided safari through the open range animal pastures & their new Carnivore Conservation Center. This tour provides an excellent opportunity to view the wild animals up close!  We'll be treated to a boxed lunch (included) & Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl (on own) on the way home.  Depart Greenville's Kmart at 5:30 am, home at 4:30 pm. Depart Troy Meijer @ 6:15 am, drop off at 4:00 pm. 
Package Includes: Safari Tour, Boxed Lunch, Bottled Waters, Homemade Fudge & Raffles for Gifts. 
$95.00/PERSON
$92.00/PERSON (Groups of 4 or more)     
$90.00/CHILD (Ages 3-12)    
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Dolphin Beach Resort
Feb. 8th-Feb. 21st, 2015
So much fun we're making  it our vacation every year!  10 Full Days In St. Pete!"
"Tired of Ohio Winters?" Well you asked for it folks... Florida in February! Join us next winter for a deluxe motor coach ride down to the white, sandy and warm beaches of Florida. Let us do the driving.
"Prices Pending...  We'll have them
listed very soon!"
PACKAGE INCLUDES:(11) nights/(10)days
@ Dolphin Beach, (2) nights En Route @ La Quinta Inn & Suites with hot breakfasts, Deluxe roundtrip motor coach transportation, Roundtrip baggage handling, Housekeeping & Bus driver gratuity, (4) Hot breakfast buffet vouchers @ Dolphin Beach, (2) Dinners/Suppers off property & (1) Tropical island style buffet lunch aboard the Calypso Queen with a beautfil cruise along the Clearwater Harbor.
A little info on what to expect once we're in Saint Petersburg, Fl...Dolphin Beach Resort's Silver Sand Beach stretches for over 400 feet! It's perfect for getting a tan on the beach, soaking in the heated pool or relaxing with an evening walk.The Dolphin Village Shopping Center is located directly across from the Resort with restaurants and tons of shops(Publix Grocery Store, CVS Pharmacy, Dollar Tree & much more...) A trolly will take you daily around Saint Petersburg to see all the fun sites.We'll bus you daily to area attractions. All resort rooms include a microwave & refrigerator.
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Cancellation Policy on One DayTours
Cancellations prior to 30 days before the tour
departure date qualify for a full refund.
Cancellations 29 days -7 days before the tour departure date qualify for a refund minus a $10.00 administrative fee and any non-refundable fees paid out on your behalf.
Cancellations 7 days - 1 day before the tour departure date qualify for a refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee
and any non-refundable fees paid out on your behalf.
*Non-refundable fees paid out on your behalf include your bus seat (bus is paid in full 30 days prior to trip).  We will make every attempt to fill your seat if possible!
There are no refunds for "NO SHOWS" or  cancelling the day of trip! 
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Cancellation Policy on
Multi-DayTours
Cancellations prior to 45 days before tour departure qualify for a full refund.  Cancellations 44 days or less before tour
departure qualify for a refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee and any nonrefundable fees paid out on your behalf.  *Non-refundable fees paid out on your behalf include your bus seat (bus is paid in full 30 days prior to trip). We will make every attempt to fill your seat if possible! There are no refunds for "NO SHOWS" or cancelling the day of trip!
Reserve Your Seat Now! 
Contact Angela for details 
937-467-4547
 
 
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