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Pella Tulip Festival
May 3 -MAY 5, 2023 | 3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS • 5 MEALS
To register and for more information contact Tiffany Hanna at (913) 826-2833.
Take in the beauty of Pella, Iowa that is bursting with color during the Pella Tulip Time Festival. See thousands of residents in traditional Dutch attire celebrating their Dutch heritage. Along the way we'll stop to visit other interesting sights and seek out a few famous covered bridges in Madison County. It's sure to be a great time with your friends and a 50 Plus Travel Professional guiding you along the way.
Spankey's, Matchstick Marvels, Marshalltown, Pella Tulip Festival, Jordan Creek Towne Center, Howell's Dried Flowers & Greenhouse, Madison County Covered Bridges Tour, John Wayne Birthplace
Early Booking Rates Per Person, if booked before January 18, 2023 :
$680 double occupancy | $780 single occupancy
Regular Booking Rates Per Person, if booked on or after, January 18, 2023 :
$700 double occupancy | $800 single occupancy
Deposit: A $100 deposit is due at time of booking.
Final Payment: Final payments are due March 3, 2023.
Day 1: Depart Merriam, KS for Gladtown & Marshalltwon to Clive, IA for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Pella Tulip Festival and Jordan Creek Towne Center in West Des Moines, to Clive IA for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Depart hotel for Winterset, IA for touring and return to Merriam, KS.
DAY 1: 03 MAY 2023
Antioch Park - Clive, IA (Night 1 Stay): This morning our group is picked up in Merriam, KS at Antioch Park (6501 Antioch Road.)
Once aboard the Arrow Stage Lines Motorcoach we travel to Iowa. Upon arrival in Gladtown, we will have lunch at Spankey’s. We encourage you to enjoy a local favorite...ham balls & all of the fixins’. Other options will be available. Right next door we visit Matchstick Marvels.
See how an artist has glued over 8.6 million ordinary wooden matchsticks into 75 incredibly detailed scale models of life-like sculptures, complex machines, & world-renowned architecture.
Then a local guide joins us for a tour of Marshalltown.
In Marshalltown, we see the Gallery Garden, historical sites, & Freedom Rock & Fighter Jet at the American Legion. A special dinner is enjoyed at the historic Binford House. After dinner, we travel to Clive, IA for our two- night stay at the Wildwood Lodge.
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: 04 MAY 2023
Clive, IA to Pella, West Des Moines, and back to Clive, IA (Night 2 stay):
After breakfast, we are off to Pella, IA. You’ll spend the day at the Pella Tulip Festival. Enjoy free-time in the square where you have access to numerous events such as the Dutch Craft Market, Pella Garden Club Flower Show, Antique Implement Display, Dutch Demonstrations, Quilt Show, & more.
This afternoon, you’ve got tickets to the Pella Grandstand Show & Volks Parade! Enjoy Dutch dancing & singing, the Parade of Provinces, the presentation of the Queen & her Court, & the famous street scrubbing.
Before arriving at the hotel, we will stop at the Jordan Creek Towne Center in West Des Moines for a break and dinner on your own.
*Some exhibits/events at the Pella Tulip Festival may have additional fees.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3: 05 MAY 2023
Clive, IA to Winterset, IA to Merriam, KS (Return Home):
The first stop is the Howell’s Dried Flowers & Greenhouse. Winterset, IA, is where the Clint Eastwood movie “ Bridges of Madison County” was filmed. A local step-on guide will take us on a tour of popular covered bridges in the area.
Stroll Winterset’s town square where you can visit the shops and choose a local restaurant for lunch.
The final attraction will be the John Wayne Birthplace Museum. See the small home where John was born followed by a 6,100 square foot museum . See the largest diversified exhibit of John Wayne artifacts in existence.
You will see original movie posters, film wardrobe, scripts, con- tracts, letters, artwork, sculpture, & one of his last customized automobiles.
Meals Included: Breakfast
INCLUDED: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 1 dinner. Transportation via Arrows Stage Lines Motorcoach, Two nights of hotel accommodations at Wildwood Lodge in Clive, IA, Tickets to Pella Tulip Festival and Grandstand Show & Parade, Roundtrip transportation to/from Antioch Park - 6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam, all porterage and restaurant gratuities. Must-see sightseeing per the itinerary. An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver.
NOT INCLUDED: Cancellation waiver and insurance.
- $75 Travel Protection Plan | Click here for brief overview of plan.
DEPOSIT: A $100 deposit is due at time of booking.
FINAL PAYMENT: Final Payment is due March 3, 2023.
CANCELLATION SCHEDULE, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.’
Cancel March 18, 2023 or earlier = Full Refund
Cancel March 19—April 2, 2023 = 50% of tour price is non-refundable
Cancel April 3, 2023 - May 3, 2023 = No Refund
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CHANGES IN TOUR PRICE: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 24, 2022, and are subject to fluctuation due to the U.S. dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.
ITINERARY CHANGES & TRIP CANCELLATIONS: The events, attractions, restaurants, and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.
HOTELS: The hotels listed in the itinerary are listed as a guide only and are subject to change.
PORTERAGE: Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30” x 21” x 11” and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.
SINGLE TRAVELERS: Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motorcoach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.
DOCUMENTATION: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form, and luggage tags will be included.
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