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Tranquility by the Lake

June 30, 2022
SOLD OUT, Waitlist only - Spend a relaxing summer day by Lake Erie. In the morning visit Schedel Gardens & Arboretum. This 17-acre garden is a hidden treasure with unparalleled beauty and tranquility.  Take a tour of the Marblehead Lighthouse and visit the Keeper's Home as well.

Michigan Under the Radar – Featuring Bay City

July 15, 2022
SOLD OUT, Waitlist only - Join us for a day of leisure in Bay City, Michigan.  Warmbier Farms, a Bay City River Boat Cruise and Bay City Antiques are all on our radar today.

Riding the Rails – West Virginia

July 19, 2022 - July 22, 2022
SOLD OUT, Waitlist only- The Mountain State is home to spirited small towns, undiscovered hidden gems and world-class outdoor adventures. In West Virginia, let the Cass Scenic Railroad lead you far away from everything—and a little closer to heaven. Feel free to stay awhile.

Jackson Hot Air Jubilee

July 23, 2022
In 1983 a group of Hot Air Balloon enthusiasts who lived in and around Jackson came up with the dream of a family friendly event for the Jackson Community. The Hot Air Jubilee was born.

Ann Arbor featuring Matthaei Botanical Gardens

July 30, 2022
Spend the day with us in Ann Arbor.  Take a guided tour of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens with a knowledgeable docent and have free time to explore the gardens on your own.  Lunch is included at The Gandy Dancer - one of our favorites!  End the day shopping at The Ann Arbor Farmers Market - a 102 year old institution.

Diamond Jack Boat Ride

August 5, 2022
Spend a summer day on the waterfront! Lunch is included at The Crews Inn - a waterfront restaurant on Lake St. Clair.  Then, bask in the refreshing river breeze as you cruise along the Detroit River aboard the Diamond Queen.

Farm Day Getaway

August 18, 2022
Spend the day outdoors learning about some amazing animals.   See a K-9 police officer demonstration, learn about Belgian horses that are shown at fairs and festivals and end your day with some shopping at a local farm market.

Detroit Tigers Game

August 24, 2022
Spend the day at Comerica Park watching the Detroit Tigers take on the San Francisco Giants.  Our seats are right by the foul ball line!

Hidden Lake Gardens

September 1, 2022
A 755 acre botanical garden, arboretum, and conservatory owned by Michigan State University and featuring annuals, bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees, and tropical plants of both native and exotic origin. Enjoy a guided tour with a naturalist as well as free time on your own to explore.

Finger Lakes – New York

September 6, 2022 - September 9, 2022
Selling quickly! - There are many reasons to visit the Finger Lakes - gorgeous lakes, wine and culinary highlights, and the great outdoors, all with a family friendly atmosphere. Bring your sense of adventure and wonder and see what makes the Finger Lakes unique.

Dow Gardens & Whiting Forest Canopy Walk

September 8, 2022
Join us for a day of nature & beauty in Midland, MI!

Sauder Village Apple Festival

September 14, 2022
What better way to welcome in the fall season than with a day dedicated to apples! Sauder Village will be highlighting this favorite fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in their historic homes and hands-on apple activities for all ages to enjoy.

Alaska Borealis Igloo Experience

September 24, 2022 - October 1, 2022
Postponed until 2023 - Spend the night in a Borealis Basecamp igloo and feel the magic. Spacious interiors provide plenty of room for auroraviewing and relaxing. With comfortable beds and luxurious linens, guests snuggle in for a night of gazing upon the starry Arctic sky through an expansive, clear, 12-foot ceiling. Curved windows stretch 16 feet across each igloo roof, allowing guests view the dancing lights of the aurora and scenery outdoors without leaving their cozy nest. Private igloos allow for daytime relaxation with friends or family. Life off the grid doesn’t mean primitive. Borealis Basecamp igloos have full baths offering a shower, hairdryer, toilet, and vanity sink with all the comforts travelers expect. All domes are thoughtfully provided with soap, conditioner, and shampoo.

Holland Fall Festival

October 8, 2022
Holland Fall Fest will be bigger and better than ever before with tons of fall themed activities in store.  There are many activities planned for today and the full schedule will be available soon.

Branson

October 9, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Experience world-famous live entertainment (seven shows, in fact!), outdoor beauty, delicious food, and genuine Ozarks hospitality that will make you feel right at home. Branson offers activities and natural wonders that will transform your visit into an unforgettable adventure.

Sedona, Arizona – Great Trains & Grand Canyons

October 16, 2022 - October 21, 2022
Escape to Sedona - an upscale resort town set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon.  Delight in the wonderful areas full of art galleries, shopping opportunities and restaurants.  Marvel at the unforgettable sites of Oak Creek Canyon and board the Grand Canyon Railway that delivers you to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  The Grand Canyon's dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature's power and beauty.  You'll also board the Verde Canyon Railroad, also known as The Wilderness Train, for a four-hour breathtaking journey.

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

October 24, 2022 - October 27, 2022
Since 1887 Grand Hotel beckons guests to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Experience the tradition of Afternoon Tea in the Parlor, dressing up for dinner, nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra, and sitting in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch with views of the Straits of Mackinac.

Sunny Portugal

November 5, 2022 - November 14, 2022
From the coastal capital of Lisbon to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal’s stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Explore soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savor local flavors. See the dramatic cliffs at Cape Roca plummeting into the crashing waves below. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.

Southern Charms – Charleston & Savannah

November 5, 2022 - November 12, 2022
Selling quickly! Sweet tea and the sea.  Magnolias and Muscadine.  Fresh, ripe peaches and inviting pillared porches.  Follow the oak-lined streets to the endless delights awaiting in the genteel South.  Discover the Low Country with a trip to Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.

Holiday American Queen River Cruise

December 4, 2022 - December 12, 2022
The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Let us introduce you to the American South and show you all the great sights and port cities as we cruise the legendary Mississippi river between Memphis to New Orleans. A new chapter awaits as we cruise around each river bend.

Christmas at Crossroads Village – with The Huckleberry Railroad Train Ride

December 9, 2022
New! - Make memories to last all year when the spirit of the season fills the streets and shops at Crossroads Village, with thousands of sparkling lights.  Join friends and family for an evening ride on the Huckleberry Railroad and watch Village artisans make vintage crafts.

Palm Springs Getaway – A Concierge Tour by Custom Holidays

January 9, 2023 - January 20, 2023
New! - Check in and chill out! Surrounded by four picturesque mountain ranges and long sought-after by travelers for its inspiring scenery and sense of adventure, Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s most storied resort oasis. Beneath endless blue skies and swaying palms, it’s easy to see why every day feels like a “sun” day.   Airfare from DTW is included!

Winter in Yellowstone

February 4, 2023 - February 9, 2023
Once-in-a-lifetime experience! - Seeing the spectacular winter scenery & wildlife doesn’t have to be cold. Book a snowcoach tour through Yellowstone National Park and you'll take in the winter wonderland and spot wildlife at a relaxed pace. No matter how cold the weather outside, you’ll stay cozy on your journey through America's first national park

South Padre Island, Texas – A Custom Holidays Concierge Tour

February 16, 2023 - March 1, 2023
New! - South Padre Island is a tropical oasis located off the southern tip of Texas. This barrier island offers the unsurpassed beauty of the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is the ideal destination for visitors seeking a getaway from the frigid temperatures of a Midwest Winter. Round-trip airfare from DTW is included!

Tropical Costa Rica

March 11, 2023 - March 19, 2023
New! - Lush forests and stunning waterfalls...rumbling volcanos and endless coastlines...Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plans and incredible animals.  Enjoy this 9 day escape with included hotel accommodations, tours, local cuisine, and round-trip air.