October 14-16, 2017

Admire the tapestry of colors while aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train …spend two luxurious nights at French Lick Resort… explore unique attractions and savor the rustic charm of Brown County, Indiana. All of this and more await you on this three-day fall
getaway.

Vacation Includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • 7 meals (2-B, 3-L, 2-D)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All gratuities for baggage

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Springfield, OH – French Lick, IN

Travel to southern Indiana arriving just in time for lunch at Schnitzelbanks Restaurant specializing in traditional German dishes along with some American favorites. Then enlighten your spirits with the happy sounds from around the world as your guide takes you on a delightful tour of Doctor Ted’s Musical Marvels. Enjoy an astounding collection of restored mechanical musical instruments including music boxes, nickelodeons, orchestrations, street organs and player pianos from the 1800s (available only groups). Next, check into the French Lick Resort for a luxurious two-night stay. The resort was the winner of the 2015 US Today “Best Historic Hotel” and Midwest Living Magazine’s “Top Ten Best Places to Stay”! Enjoy their world class spa, heated indoor pool, Vegas-style gaming, bowling alleys and horse-drawn carriage rides. Tonight dine in the Colonnade Restaurant. (L,D)

Day 2 – Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery – Spirit of Jasper

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast buffet before departing with your step-on guide for the Monastery Immaculate Conception, known as the “Castle on the Hill” home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. Throughout the church, 89 angels are present, 16 of which are depicted on the stained glass windows surrounding the dome. The church has been designated an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. The Gift shop offers handmade crafts from the sisters (again, available only to groups). Then it’s all aboard for the Spirit of Jasper, an 18-mile roundtrip fall foliage excursion into the forests of southern Indiana. Your lunch will be served on the train as you travel in style aboard the beautifully renovated, climate controlled cars complete with comfortable seating, and a cash bar. Afterwards, visit the Jasper Gift Basket and Popcorn Company offering 90+ flavors of gourmet popcorn and a large selection of handmade artisan chocolates (all made in house); plus home décor and gourmet food. Have your picture taken beside their 17ft popcorn box! Return to French Lick to relax and enjoy their amenities. Dinner is included in the former ballroom where FDR received the nomination to run for President in 1931 (now the Colonnade Room). (B,L,D)

Day 3 – West Baden Springs Hotel – Brown County – Springfield, OH


Travel Insurance

Optional trip cancellation/medical insurance is available and strongly recommended. Insurance premium is due with deposit and is refundable up to final payment date. The premium is $75 per person double and single.

Tour Fare

$775 per person based on double occupancy.
$937 per person based on single occupancy.

Payment Policy

A $200 per person deposit is due no later than 7/7/17 to secure your reservation. First come, first served. Final payment is due no later than 8/18/17. Please make checks payable to USS Tours and send to USS Tours, Attn: Pat Brown, 125 W. Main Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502. PHONE: (937) 323-4948

Refund Policy

100% of the tour cost will be refunded on all cancellations made prior to final payment date. Cancellations made after final payment date are subject to cancellation fees assessed by hotels, attractions and ground operators if insurance is not purchased.