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Christmas & Holidays


October
19


$105


Old Fashioned Christmas In The Woods

Saturday October 19, 2019

JUICE AND MUFFIN are served en route to Columbiana, Ohio known as the Biggest Little Town in Ohio. AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS at beautiful SHAKER WOODS is bigger and better than ever – celebrating their 24th season!! Shop for hand-crafted holiday gift items from some of the country’s best craftspeople in a setting that only Shaker Woods can deliver....

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November
9


$66


German Christmas

Saturday November 9, 2019

RANKED #1 GERMANY-INSPIRED CHRISTMAS MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA! Travel to the quaint town of CANANDAIGUA, to the GRANGER HOMESTEAD for their annual FESTIVAL EVENT, CHRISTKINDL MARKET. A visit to the 1816 former home of the Granger Family, will certainly put you in the Holiday Spirit! The CHRISTKINDL MARKET, is a HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW held on the GRANGER GROUNDS & IN THE CARRIAGE MUSEUM. Over 100 juried artisans will...

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November
17


$1499 DBL
$1935 SGL
$1399 TPL

Christmas in Branson

November 17 - 23, 2019

Come celebrate Christmas in Branson with Know How Tours!

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November
20


$115


Amish Christmas

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Start off with JUICE & a MUFFIN on the way to MIDDLEFIELD, OH for an AMISH CHRISTMAS TOUR. Meet the STEP ON GUIDE & begin touring throughout MIDDLEFIELD, OH. Enjoy COFFEE & COOKIES IN MRS. MILLER’S HOUSE. Take some fresh baked cookies home with you. BUCKEYE CHOCOLATES is our next stop with a sample & shopping at this family owned company. Stop at SUNRISE FARM to enjoy samples of hot CIDER & COOKIES as you browse their extensive gift shop, LUNCH is a traditional AMISH CHRISTMAS DINNER – Baked Turkey, Mashed Potatoes W/ Gravy, Seasonal Vegetable, 7 Layer Salad, Date Nut Pudding, Homemade Bread & Pies all served Family Style...

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November
21


$79


Yuletide Christmas

Thursday November 21, 2019

Travel back in time through the history of Christmas at New York States largest living history museum, the GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE AND MUSEUM. Enjoy a LIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT while you dine; a cozy 19TH CENTURY INSPIRED MEAL. The Village and Museum will be decorated for the holidays! Performers will share the history of their instrument, along with the museum’s collection of 19th century hammered DULCIMERS ON DISPLAY. AFTER THE CONCERT AND LUNCH, ENJOY GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE AND MUSEUM’S FAMOUS...

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November
21


$65


Holiday Bites & Casino Lights

Thursday November 21, 2019

Off to the Southern tier to bring in the holiday season as you travel to SPRAGUE'S MAPLE FARMS. Sprague’s is getting ready for the holiday season. Enjoy Breakfast & time to browse for that special holiday gift at their gift shop. Continue on, to enjoy the casino lights, at the SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO. With 68,000 sq. feet of world-class gaming, more than 2,200 reel-spinning & video Slot Machines & 40 favorite table games.

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November
28


$499 DBL
$485 TPL
$685 SGL

CHRISTMAS IN THE OHIO VALLEY

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 -30, 2018 2 NIGHTS

Day 1 Nov. 28: Home City ~ Steubenville: City of Murals ~ Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village & Visitor Center: Travel aboard a deluxe highway touring motorcoach into the Ohio Valley. As we travel rest and meal stops are made periodically. Following a lunch break we arrive in Steubenville, Ohio – City of Murals. A guided city tour will feature some of the 30 murals which depict the history of this Ohio River town. Later today we gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoy free time to stroll through the quaint Nutcracker Village at historic Fort Steuben. Highlights include life-size nutcrackers depicting local and historical characters and the gift shop in the Visitor’s Center offering a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs. Later this evening we arrive at our hotel for a two-night stay. Day 2 Nov. 29: Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village ~ Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights: Today we travel to historic Cambridge, Ohio to enjoy the annual Dickens Victorian Village. Journey back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village. Our guided city tour features 88 scenes of 185 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers (that actually “sing” classic carols!), a bucket \brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time. Enjoy free time to explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge. Later today we enjoy the Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Music & Light Show. The courthouse comes alive with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. The display is computer controlled with over 500 electrical circuits and 20,000 lights. Following dinner we travel to Oglebay Park and embark on a memorable guided tour of Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights display. Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation's largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort. Enjoy a shopping stop at the festive gift store and a chance to see the life-size nativity scene. Later this evening we return to our hotel for the night. Day 3 Nov. 30: Pittsburgh ~ Phipps Conservatory ~ PPG Place Wintergarden & Advent Market ~ Journey Home: Following breakfast at the lodge we depart Oglebay and travel to Pittsburgh. Later this morning we visit Phipps Conservatory & Gardens and enjoy the wonderful Christmas displays. The conservatory was donated to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893 by steel and real estate magnate Henry Phipps. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh's largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city's Oakland neighborhood. Continue into downtown Pittsburgh for a stop at PPG Place. Visit Wintergarden, a bright and open, plant-filled, all-glass garden environment and site of the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits. The complex also features a quaint Advent Market which offers unique gifts and foods from around the world. Later today we begin our journey home. Rest and meal stops will be made periodically.

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December
2





A "Sinatra Christmas-My Way"

Monday December 2, 2019

Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic tribute show, “A SINATRA CHRISTMAS-MY WAY” starring Buffalo’s own, GARY QUATRANI. Gary brings to life timeless classics from Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century in this incredible tribute show. Gary includes...

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December
2





"A Sinatra Christmas-My Way"

Monday December 2, 2019

DRIVE ON OWN & Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic tribute show, “A SINATRA CHRISTMAS-MY WAY” starring Buffalo’s own, GARY QUATRANI. Gary brings to life timeless classics from Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century in this incredible tribute show. Gary includes Sinatra favorites and festive holiday songs all in this...

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December
2





"A Sinatra Christmas-My Way"

Monday December 2, 2019

TRAVEL BY BUS & Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic tribute show, “A SINATRA CHRISTMAS-MY WAY” starring Buffalo’s own, GARY QUATRANI. Gary brings to life timeless classics from Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century in this incredible tribute show. Gary includes Sinatra favorites and festive holiday songs all in this...

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December
3





"A Sinatra Christmas-My Way"

Tuesday December 3, 2019

DRIVE ON OWN & Dine at the beautiful, fully decorated SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS before you experience a fantastic tribute show, “A SINATRA CHRISTMAS-MY WAY” starring Buffalo’s own, GARY QUATRANI. Gary brings to life timeless classics from Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century in this incredible tribute show. Gary includes Sinatra favorites and festive holiday songs all in this...

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December
5


$105


Victorian Castle & Christmas Gardens

Thursday December 5, 2019

Explore DUNDURN CASTLE, in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, built in the 1830’s by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada’s first Premiers. Decorated in spectacular HOLIDAY DÉCOR, tour this magnificent 40-room home, which was romantically inspired by a grand Italianate Villa. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions, which influenced life during this time. Next, we’re off to LUNCH at INNSVILLE RESTAURANT. Established at a time when motoring holidays were in vogue and the Queen’s Highway #8 wound its way in lazy folds from Hamilton, through the...

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December
6


$99


TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET

Friday December 6, 2019

We're off to TORONTO! Visit the ST. LAWRENCE MARKET - a piece of Toronto History. For each of their 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, the Market is their life's work. Their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 208 years later, the Market continues to thrive. This two level indoor market is yours to shop, browse and enjoy lunch either at this site or our next stop, the CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TORONTO'S DISTILLERY HISTORIC DISTRICT...

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December
6


$650 DBL
$625 TPL
$875 SGL

Christmas by the Sea

December 6 - 9, 2019

Come enjoy a Christmas by the Sea with Know How Tours...

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December
8


$89


Dickens Christmas In Skaneateles

Sunday December 8, 2019

Dickens Christmas a holiday tradition, celebrates weekend each year in Skaneateles, NY. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters welcome you to the annual DICKENS FESTIVAL. Begin with a SIT DOWN LUNCH at the popular SPRING SIDE INN, an Auburn favorite. Enjoy lunch at this historic Inn, located on the North end of Owasco Lake. Then step back in time and celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way at the DICKENS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL. Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides around the...

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December
8


$109


Buffalo Choral Arts "Christmas Concert"

Sunday December 8, 2019

Join Know How Tours and the joyous sounds of the BUFFALO CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY for the afternoon performance at ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL in Buffalo. This concert features traditional and non-traditional Christmas Carols and Christmas performances featuring guest artists, "The Royal Ringers". These fantastic songs of the season will entertain you...

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December
10


$109


"Christmas Memories"

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Holiday greetings as we travel to ERIE, PA. We’re off to THE STATION DINNER THEATER in ERIE, PA for the 12 noon show, “CHRISMAS MEMORIES” Enjoy an all new magical holiday family musical – now celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Start off your season right with this heartwarming musical in which the true meaning of Christmas is always celebrated. This show will even get “Scrooge” in the holiday spirit.. DINNER SHOW INCLUDES HOLIDAY THEMED FAMILY STYLE MEAL. Following the show, we will travel to nearby North East, PA.

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December
10


$105


Gingerbread & Culinary Holiday

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Our first stop of the day is KELLY’S COUNTRY STORE in Grand Island. There’s So Much to Explore! Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift or want to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s something for everyone at Kelly’s Country Store. From our family to yours, we invite you to stop in and browse an array of unique gifts, homemade chocolate and fudge, candy and home décor. Celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday season by getting in the mood with a tour to the Niagara Falls region. Visit NIAGARA FALLS CULINARY SCHOOL for a GUIDED TOUR and their annual GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND event. It features a...

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December
12


$99


"I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Thursday December 12, 2019

If you love music, the holiday time, like to laugh, reminisce and generally have a jolly great time, you must join us at SHADOW LAKE COUNTRY CLUB this holiday season. Join in and sing along with all of your favorites that will brighten up your holiday season! The luncheon show, “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” includes, “White Christmas”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Happy Holidays”, “Silent Night”, and the so ever funny “Twelve Days of Christmas”...

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December
14


$65


Its a Wonderful Life

Saturday December 14, 2019

Take a nostalgic trip to SENECA FALLS, widely believed to be the inspiration for the holiday classic, “IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.” Stars from the movie return each year to meet the festival goers & to sign autographs. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries or street vendors and have the remainder of the afternoon to visit the Festival Activities, take a horse & buggy ride or explore the town and locations that inspired Mr. Capra in his visits to Seneca Falls in the early 1900's. Stand on the bridge that served as a...

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December
19


$139


Holiday Pops Concert

Thursday December 19, 2019

Begin the day at KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL for COFFEE AND DONUTS. Then enjoy the 10:30 am HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT. Join the BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA for a concert where memories are made! Western New York’s top holiday tradition is back for another season of musical splendor and fun with Principal Pops Conductor, John Morris Russell. Wonderful top priced main floor seating is reserved for our group. Bring your friends and family, sing along to your favorite holiday music and...

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December
31


$19


Seneca Niagara - New Years Eve Special

Tuesday December 31, 2019

We are closing out 2019 with fun filled fun and fast paced gaming action at the SENECA NIAGARA CASINO where you’ll find over 4,000 slot machines featuring big progressive Jackpots. Try your luck at the popular Pennies from Heaven Slot area, Turtle Island, the non-smoking casino & the expanded Hotel Gaming Floor. If table games are your preference, choose from over 100 tables including Blackjack...

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Alpine Christmas

8 Days • 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts  4 Dinners

Explore traditional European Christmas markets throughout the Alpine region. Six nights in one hotel in Innsbruck allows you time to shop and explore. Explore Oberammergau, home to the original Passion Play...

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San Antonio Holiday

5 Days • 7 Meals: 4 Breakfasts / 3 Dinners

Visit the Alamo where, in 1836, a battle was fought and men made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their freedom and the Republic of Texas. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the Hill Country’s historic wineries...

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Christmas on the Danube

9 Days • 18 Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 5 Lunches / 7 Dinners

Visit and shop in the famous Christmas markets of Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna.

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