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  • 6 Days

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$2,495
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$3,095

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Christmas in Indiana at the French Lick Resort

Southern Indiana’s French Lick Resort is pure elegance, voted Best Historic Resort by USA Today, Best Overall Indiana Property by Reader’s Choice, and Top 50 USA hotel by Conde Nast Traveler. French Lick – it’s not what you think! – takes its name from the French trading post built near Indiana’s natural salt lick. Old World opulence shines in the landmark’s gold-gilded lobby and marble floors. The manicured property exudes the charm that wealth and determination design, attracting America’s elite since the mid-1800s, including gangster Al Capone. Santa has stopped here for 175 years to drink French Lick’s famous mineral water and leave gifts for American presidents.

Surround yourself in the lavish appointments of the midwest’s premier resort, relax at the spa, try your luck at the No. 4 ranked casino outside Vegas, eat a delectable Christmas dinner, and exchange gifts. Also on our magnificent midwest Christmas list is a tour of exquisite West Baden Resort (which recently underwent a $600 million restoration), Wilstem Ranch, the French Lick West Baden Museum, and dinner at Patoka Lake Winery.

  • Christmas dinner and gift exchange
  • Wilstem Ranch – Giraffe Educational Encounter
  • French Lick West Baden Museum
  • Patoka Lake Winery dinner and entertainment

Motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.

  • Cleveland, OH: Radisson Hotel Cleveland (1 night)
  • West Baden Springs, IN: French Lick Resort (3 nights)
  • Cleveland, OH: Radisson Hotel Cleveland (1 night)

Day1

Lindsay, ON to Cleveland, OH
Heading west from Lindsay, we’ll pick up passengers along the way, stopping for lunch and Duty Free before crossing the border at Fort Erie. The Radisson in Cleveland is our hotel stop tonight and dinner is included. Almost there!
Stay: Radisson Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Nights: 1
Meals: D

Day2

Cleveland, OH to West Baden Springs
Breakfast at the hotel and lunch en route as we travel today to West Baden Springs, arriving at dinnertime. The French Lick Hotel, our extraordinary home for three nights, is so spectacular, a one-hour guided tour trumps the buffet dinner that follows. 
Old World opulence shines in the landmark’s gold-gilded lobby and marble floors. The manicured property exudes the charm that wealth and determination design, attracting America’s elite since the mid-1800s, including gangster Al Capone. Santa has stopped here for 175 years to drink French Lick’s famous mineral water and leave gifts for American presidents. Surround yourself in the lavish appointments of the midwest’s premier resort, relax at the spa, and try your luck at the No. 4 ranked casino outside Vegas.
It’s Christmas Eve! A complimentary shuttle to church is available this evening. 
Stay: The French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN
Nights: 3
Meals: B, D

Day3

Christmas Day in West Baden Springs
Breakfast, a shuttle to church, and lunch back at the hotel before an afternoon Christmas gift exchange. Dinner in West Baden followed by free time to view the beautiful atrium lights and decorations of the West Baden Springs Resort.
Meals: B, L, D

Day4

Touring West Baden Springs and French Lick, IN
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a 1-hour walking history tour of West Baden Resort is a lovely way to spend Boxing Day. Less than a mile from the French Lick Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs Hotel was built in 1902 by Dr. John A. Lane. After spending some time at the French Lick Resort, he learned the ins and outs of the hotel business from owner, Dr. William A. Bowles. Purchasing land within sight of French Lick Resort, the young upstart provided luxury competition to its neighbouring hotel.  
After many years of neglect, the West Baden Springs Hotel fell into disrepair. Deciding to save the architectural marvel, West Baden Springs Hotel has become the crown jewel of French Lick Resort’s $500 million restoration. The turn-of-the century National Historic Landmark drew social elites in the early 1900s. Today, it offers 243 exquisitely appointed guest suites, 36 of which offer views of the spectacular atrium. There’s also championship golf, dining, and entertainment options. The two-level natatorium features a 12,000-square-foot indoor pool, an 8,000-square-foot spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Before lunch, we’ll visit Wilstem Ranch and learn about its resident giraffes. After lunch, a tour of French Lick West Baden Museum comes packaged with tea and cookies. Dinner and entertainment at quaint Patoka Lake Winery.
Meals: B, L, D

Day5

West Baden to Cleveland, OH
A day of travel after a hotel breakfast and lunch en route to Cleveland. Morton’s Steakhouse for dinner and a stay at the Radisson. 
Stay: Raddison Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day6

Cleveland, OH to Lindsay, ON
Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at Bob Evans, Duty-Free and border crossing in the middle of the afternoon, and stops from St. Catherines to Lindsay between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Home again!
Meals: B

 

Travellers will occasionally have to walk on uneven surfaces or get on and off boats or trains. Tours on the itinerary may include periods of up to an hour of walking at a gentle pace. There may also be a few one-night stays, but often the majority of your trip is spent in just a handful of hotels. Most of our North American sightseeing tours fall into this category.

  • French Lick Resort
  • Giraffe Encounters
  • Winery

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