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Amish flower quilt gardens and more tour

Luxury Motorcoach Trip

July 6 – 10, 2022
5 Days / 4 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due July 1, 2022

Departure Cities:

Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Coralville and Davenport

Price Per Person:

$920 Double / Occupancy
$1,198 Single / Occupancy
$870 Triple / Occupancy
$820 Quad / Occupancy


  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 4 nights lodging – Blue Gate Garden Inn
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Snacks, and 4 dinners
  • Enjoy an Ice Cream Social
  • Free time at Das Dutch Essenhaus Village Shops
  • Tour multiple places for shopping and to see fun and unique beautiful Quilt FLOWER Gardens WITH A MASTER GARDNER – It’s the only experience of its kind in the world!
  • Guided tour of several local and Amish businesses with time for browsing and shopping
  • Enjoy a lovely short authentic buggy ride
  • Enjoy the SHOW: “NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE” at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center!
  • Enjoy a traditional Amish Thresher meal
  • Free time Downtown Shipshewana for browsing shops
  • Free time to explore our hotel area and enjoy the amenities
  • Enjoy the Musical SHOW– “Dear Soldier Boy” a Musical Comedy
  • Visit several unique Amish shops in the area
  • Gratuities for area Step-on Guide
  • Daily Raffle Drawings
  • On Board Tour Leader

Day 1:
wednesday, July 6

Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart for our hotel in Indiana, Blue Gate Garden Inn for a four-night stay.  Enjoy Dinner @ Blue Gate Restaurant for an Pizza Buffet (Pre-Paid). Includes:  Meat Lover’s and Supreme pizzas, Chicken Wings (Plain) with sauce on side, Breadsticks, Green Salad, Assorted Dessert Bars and Soda and Water. Once we’re all settled, we’ll then have a fun time enjoying an Ice Cream Social! (Pre-Paid). Ice Cream : Vanilla, Deer Trax and Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate sauce, Caramel Sauce, Strawberry Topping, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chopped Nuts, and Crushed M&M’s

Day 2:
thursday, july 7

Enjoy a YUMMY HOT Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the day for touring around the area. We will be visiting several local Amish shops with time for tours and shopping! So much to do and so many neat places to visit in a day such as Heritage Ridge Creamery, Teaberry Wood Products and Rise N’ Roll Bakery. We will enjoy Lunch (On Own) in Downtown Shipshewana with time for browsing the local and unique shops there. Afterwards, we’re going to visit the Amish Sugar Free Jam Makers and enjoy learning about their processes and enjoy a private tasting. LOL we might even see an Amish phone booth….never know. Then we’re off to Das Dutch Essenhaus. We will see the Quilt Garden & Mural, Time to visit the Village Shops, Revive a few memories at the Classic Car Cruise In, and enjoy Dinner (Pre-Paid) at their restaurant. The Village Shops where we can explore five unique shops, Originally homestead buildings, these five quaint gift shops have been renovated and now exist as a charming collection of gift shops.

Day 3:
friday, july 8

Enjoy a full day of touring Quilt Flower Gardens (Pre-Paid) around the area with a MASTER GARDNER! . Every quilt garden and quilt mural has its own intricate pattern, many are original designs and each has its own unique story. Each of their unique communities host quilt gardens & murals have their own special character and fun finds you’ll want to explore. It’s the only experience of its kind in the world! Such places as the Dutch Country Market & Katies Noodles, Krider’s Worlds Fair Gardens, Bonneyville Mill County Park, see a quilt mural, mill and gardens. Lunch (On Own) @ Stacks Pancakes House or Linton’s Café. With time for shopping at Linton’s Enchanted Gardens. We’ll also visit along the way, Old Bag Factory, Olympia Candies, Shirley’s Popcorn among more!  After, return to hotel to relax and freshen up prior to dinner. Then we’ll enjoy a traditional Amish Thresher meal (Pre-Paid) in the home of an Amish family. Before dinner, we’ll try our hand at creating beautiful flowers – well sugar cookie flowers that is with the help of our Amish family!


Day 4:
saturday, july 9

Enjoy a nice HOT Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the day. Enjoy a unique Amish buggy ride (Pre-Paid) around Shipshewana with some entertaining stories and some FREE Time to explore Shipsehwana. Then back to the hotel for a nice Soup and Salad Lunch (Pre-Paid), then enjoy the Show, A Neil Diamond Tribute. (Pre-Paid). This 8x Branson Show Award Winner Keith Allynn and Diamond look and sound alike, tells the story of Neil Diamond’s life through Diamond’s own songs from the 60’s through today, while weaving through his own comedic career change from a stand-up comedian and Top 10 Elvis Tribute Artist (by Graceland) to Neil Diamond, all for the love of a woman. Branson’s only “Live” Romantic Comedy! After the tribute show, we can Relax at the hotel or explore the grounds. They have the pool, hot tub, fitness center, ice creamery, outdoor patio, firepit, gathering spaces or arcade. This evening, we will enjoy a Dinner Theatre Buffet-style dinner (Pre-Paid) prior to the Musical, Dear Soldier Boy”. It’s 1951 and the Korean War is in full swing. Anna King knows that war is contrary to the Amish way, but she still wants to help our troops by volunteering to write letters of encouragement to the soldiers, who must be lonely so far away from home. Anna doesn’t tell anyone about her mission, least of all her father. But to her surprise and dismay, three of her soldier pen pals show up on leave – on the very same weekend! And if that’s not enough, all three propose marriage! Now what’s she going to do?! Will Anna be able to keep the soldiers from finding out about each other? And her father from finding out about all of them?? And then… which one has she really fallen in love with? Dear Soldier Boy is a hilarious, feel-good musical comedy by Martha Bolton. Come join the fun! After the show, retire for the evening.

Day 5:
sunday, july 10

Enjoy our last nice HOT breakfast together before we arrive home with many pictures, wonderful memories and new great friends! Welcome home!


Send Deposit to: Janine McCarthy, DJ Country Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Conrad, IA 50621

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