It’s the holiday season and that can mean only one thing – STRESS!  As the New Year approaches, Warther Tours has many new opportunities to help you de-stress. Enjoy a day or two away and leave your worries at home.  What better way to celebrate the season than to give yourself the gift of travel?  Check out these 12 plus gifts of travel designed especially for you:

December 16th – Shopping is often considered a way to reduce our mental stress.  Some actually call it “retail therapy.”  Enjoy a day away on the Castle Noel and Christmas shopping excursion.  You will step into the fantasy world of Mark Klaus, the creator.  View old New York City store fronts as well as Hollywood Christmas movie props and costumes.

January 12th – First, enjoy dinner at the Hofbrau House Cleveland.  This microwbrewery/restaurant serves many German delicacies found at any Oktoberfest.  Enjoy the live music performed especially for you.  Then, head over to Playhouse Square and enjoy some classic fairy tales brought to life on the stage.  INTO THE WOODS is a blend of some familiar fairy tales you heard as a child, but with a slightly different twist.

February 8th – Although gardening and landscape work take a lot of time and effort, never forget the gifts your gardens give back to you.  Give yourself the gift of joining Warther Tours for Cleveland’s Home and Garden show followed by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I at Playhouse Square.

March 10th/11th – With the seasons beginning to change and spring fast approaching,  what better way to recharge yourself than joining our ladies trip to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort?  Located on 2,000 acres in SW Pennsylvania, the resort has an on-site spa, casino, golf courses, pools, and many excellent dining options.

April 21 – 23rd – Imagine seeing some of the world’s top race horses!  You can do this on a private tour of the backstretch of Churchill Downs located in Louisville, KY.  Later, relax on a BB Riverboat cruise while enjoying the spectacular fireworks and air show during the Thunder Over Louisville Festival.  You might also get lucky while playing the slots or blackjack at the Casino Hotel.  Coming home with extra cash would be a great gift to yourself!

May 4-6th – What better gift to give yourself than the experience of seeing the Bible come to life as you watch the live production of “Jonah” at the Sight and Sound Dinner Theater in Strasburg, PA? This certainly is not going to be your average fish tale!  The gifts continue as you spend some time at the Tanger outlets and then take a ride on the Strasburg Railroad.

May 20th – We are all different individuals which make us unique in our own way.  Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique home FALLING WATER is a gift like no other!  Fallingwater doesn’t merely complement the landscape, it becomes one with it.  Expressing Wright’s concept of “organic architecture,” the house looks as though it grew naturally out of Bear Run’s rocks, trees and water.

May 22-24th – What better way to enjoy the spring weather,  than cruising the lakes and canals of New York?  You will enjoy the Chautauqua Belle steamboat on Chautauqua Lake as well as a cruise on the Erie Canal.  A visit to Niagara Falls will take your breath away.  How did anyone survive going over these massive waterfalls?  Don’t try your luck doing that, instead save it for the time you’ll be at the casino.  Fingers crossed you’ll make a little extra spending money for the outlet mall and winery.  A special purchase at either place is a gift like no other!

June 24th – Spending time with family and friends is certainly a special gift we can give ourselves.  Join the group as you spend time watching The Cleveland Indians play ball at Progressive Field.  Enjoy club seats with all the food you can eat.  Go Tribe!

August 3rd – Barrels and Bridges of Ashtabula County.  Plan to come along as we learn about some of the 18 covered bridges in NE Ohio and sample some wines at local wineries.  Gift yourself a bottle to take home and enjoy on a warm summer evening.

August 19 – 27th – Don’t miss the beauty of the mountains as you ride the rails of Colorado.  You’ll be riding 5 different trains while on this trip.  Spectacular views await you each day during this 9 day adventure.

September 7/8th – Gift yourself a tour of Biblical Proportion!  Join us as we head to KY to visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.  Take a journey through the pages of the Bible, relax in the botanical garden, or ride a zip line or camel as you take in God’s creations.  This full size ark was built according to the dimensions given in the Bible.

September 18-20th – You’ve certainly heard the expression, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but did you know that you’re never too old to learn something new?  Consider the gift of learning how products are made right here in America.  Travel to Pennsylvania and tour the Turkey Hill Dairy, Harley Davidson Vehicle Operations facility, York City Pretzel Company, Sunrise Soap Company, and Wendell August Forge.  A train ride and a visit to the Grove City Outlets will also be included on this 2 night get-away.

October – See the mountains of WV up close as you ride the historic  1920 “Cheat Mountain Salamander” and then the “Cass Scenic RR.”   The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass.  Ride to Bald Knob, the third highest point in West Virginia, where you’ll see spectacular views of the Allegheny Mountains.

Warther Tours has many opportunites for you to gift yourself and grow in the new year.  The gift of travel will provide you with many memories to share with family and friends for years to come.  As Dr. Seuss wrote in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

Designing Life Experiences at Warther Tours is our gift to you.