PRIME 50 The Best Way to See the World



PRIME 50 The Best Way to See the World
The Best Way to See the World
Autopalooza - The Motor City - Detroit, Michigan
Hosted by German American and Signature Service Travel
June 12 - 16, 2013 (5 days/4 nights)
Price: $880 per person, double occupancy
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, and D = Dinner provided
Round-trip luggage handling is provided.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (D)
* Morning departure from Jasper, Indiana, for northern Indiana.
* Experience the popular Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, the Trading
Place of America, and the Midwest’s largest outdoor flea market! Hundreds
of vendors set up offering everything imaginable: landscape items,
hardware, art, produce, home décor, plants, furniture, crafts, antiques,
etc. At the antique barn up to 10 rings of antiques are auctioned
simultaneously every Wednesday year-round. Weekly livestock and horse
auctions add to the excitement.
* Enjoy dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus in the nearby community of
Middlebury, Indiana.
* Depart Shipshewana, Indiana, for the greater Detroit, Michigan, area.
* Arrive at the Best Western Greenfield Inn for a four nights’ stay. Your
property features an indoor swimming pool, an oversized hot tub, a sauna
and fitness center.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 (B, L)
* Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel property.
* Experience a one-hour tour through the landmark GM Renaissance
Center, the tallest building in Michigan and Detroit’s most recognizable
icon. This tour outlines the rich history that GM shares with Detroit. The
Ren-Cen and its 6 cylindrical towers previously offered mainly office space
and few public attractions. Now, the building’s interior treats visitors to a
brilliant new Wintergarden that provides views of the Detroit River, a GM
sponsored showroom of historic, new model, and concept vehicles and
unique artwork and architecture. The one hour tour concludes with a glass
elevator ride to the 72nd floor for a breathtaking view of the Detroit and
Windsor (Canada) skylines.
* Enjoy lunch and entertainment this afternoon on the Detroit Princess
Riverboat. Experience a two-hour cruise of the scenic Detroit River, with
fabulous views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines. The midday cruise
entertainment will feature “The Prolifics,” the house band of the Detroit
* A step-on guide will board the motorcoach for a sightseeing tour of
Detroit. The Motor City is a dynamic, vibrant city, with substantial new
development throughout the region.
* Enjoy the evening at the Greektown Casino in downtown Detroit. Each
tour participant who joins the Greektown Casino’s Players Club program
will receive $20 downloaded onto their card during our five hour stay in
Greektown (subject to change by the Casino.)
* Dinner is on your own tonight. You can enjoy one of the restaurants inside
the casino or dine in one of the many popular establishments on the
famous Greektown “strip.” Plus, consider taking a ride on your own on
downtown Detroit’s People Mover transportation system!
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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market
GM Renaissance Center
Detroit Princess Riverboat
Ford Rouge Factory
Autopalooza - Detroit, Michigan
The Henry Ford Museum
The Dakota Inn Rathskeller
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Greenfield Village
The Best Way to See the World
Friday, June 14, 2013 (B, D)
* Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel property.
* Enjoy the Ford Rouge Factory experience, comprised of a five- part tour
including a driving tour of historic auto related landmarks and behind the scenes
of the Rouge complex. The factory also includes a walking tour above the actual
final assembly area where Ford F-150’s are made.
* A lunch stop on your own in the greater Dearborn, Michigan, area.
*Enjoy The Henry Ford Museum, the world’s premier automotive and history exhibition. Explore popular exhibits such as Rosa Park’s Bus, John F. Kennedy’s
Limo in which he rode when assassinated, and the rocking chair Abraham
Lincoln occupied when assassinated. New attractions include: Designing
Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s, Henry Ford’s 150th Birthday,
Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday, and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of
John F. Kennedy.
* Enjoy dinner at the popular The Dakota Inn Rathskeller, a Detroit tradition
for 80 years. This restaurant is Detroit’s only authentic German bar/restaurant.
This evening enjoy piano sing-alongs, dancing, and a live band. The restaurant
has that authentic “old-world” feeling that comes from the polished darkwood
furniture and wall paneling, hand-painted German scenes from Grandfather
Kurz’s childhood and servers decked out in traditional German style clothing.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 (B, D)
* Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel property.
* Enjoy the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where more
than 65 antique, custom, and concept vehicles celebrate the proud heritage
of an American original. The museum’s collection spans more than a century.
Three floors of vehicles, interspersed with interactive displays and exhibits, tell
Chrysler’s story, as well as the automobile’s impact on American culture.
* Depart Auburn Hills and enjoy lunch on your own
* Enjoy admissions to Greenfield Village, which is like stepping into an 80
acre time machine. It takes you back to the sights, sounds, and sensations of
America’s past. Founded in 1929, it is an educational and historic landmark.
Travel through time in the seven historic districts of Greenfield Village. There are
83 authentic, historic structures, from Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote
the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, to the
courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. In Greenfield Village, you
can ride in a genuine Model T, watch 1867 baseball, or ride a train with a 19th
cenutry steam engine.
* Experience the Motor Muster Car Show. More than 700 vintage cars from the
1930’s to the early 1970’s are on display and cruising throughout Greenfield this
weekend. With special extended hours on Saturday, there’s even more time to
check out the classic cars, vintage trucks, bicycles and even fire engines by the
gas lamp light, with a live World War II USO-style show that concludes with a
spectacular fireworks display.
* Enjoy dinner this evening inside Greenfield Village.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 (B)
* Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel property.
* Enjoy free time this morning to attend optional local church service.
* Depart from the greater Detroit Metro area for Jasper, Indiana.
Motor Muster Car Show
The last date to cancel with a full
refund is May 10, 2013.

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