July 10 – July 14, 2021
(with a Nauvoo Extension Option through July 18th)
Directors: Dr. John P. Williams EdD
Day 1 (Sat July 10): FLY TO ROCHESTER / HILL CUMORAH PAGEANT
Today we all make our way to Rochester, New York. When we all arrive we will take a nice drive up to the grassroots area of the Church in Palmyra and attend the historic Hill Cumorah Pageant which will be one of the final performances ever. We overnight in the area.
Day 2 (Sun July 11): FAYETTE, NEW YORK: WHITMER FARM / HARMONY
Today we will attend Church in Fayette, New York. The Church was officially organized here in 1830 at the Peter Whitmer Sr. Log House and the General Conference of 1980 was broadcast from here as well. Following the church services we will travel down to Harmony, Pennsylvania/Susquehanna River where, among other things, the Priesthood was restored. After enjoying the new Visitors Center there we will take the beautiful drive up through the Finger Lakes area to Palmyra and overnight.
Day 3 (Mon July 12): PALMYRA: SACRED GROVE / HILL CUMORAH / GRANDIN
Today is an amazing day visiting all the sites in the Palmyra area. We begin our day with some ponder time in the Sacred Grove! Next we will visit the nearby log house of Joseph Smith Sr. where the Angel Moroni visited young Joseph. Following this experience we will visit the new Palmyra Temple and then take in the E. B. Grandin Press and Print Shop. Nearby is the grave site of Alvin Smith [brother of Joseph]. Our final visit of the day will be a visit to the Hill Cumorah. We will go to the top and enjoy the view and review the events. We again overnight in the Palmyra area.
Day 4 (Tues July 13): NIAGARA FALLS / BOAT TO FALLS / KIRTLAND
This morning those interested will enjoy doing some work in the Palmyra Temple (Note: they do not rent clothing). In the late morning we will travel to the majestic Niagara Falls. We will have lunch and take a voyage on one of the ‘Maid of the Mist’ boats that take you right up to the base of the horseshoe fall. From here we travel south to Kirtland, Ohio. This area is amazing as we visit four different sites where the Father and Son appeared. We overnight in Mentor, Ohio.
Day 5 (Wed July 14): KIRTLAND, OHIO: TEMPLE / QUARY / HIRAM
Today we begin with a visit the John Johnson Home [D&C 76] in Hiram, Ohio. Next we visit the Temple Quarry before going into the Kirtland Temple, which was the first Temple built in this dispensation [D&C 109 & 110]. This afternoon we will spend most of our time at the new Historic Kirtland Visitors Center near the Newel K. Whitney Store. We spend some time in the ‘School of the Prophets’ room where the Father and Son appeared. We will also visit the Saw Mill, Ashery, John Johnson Inn & the Whitney Home. We will conclude our day with a stop at the Morley Farm and then enjoy a relaxing evening at our hotel in Mentor. [Those not continuing on will make their way to the airport this evening or first thing in the morning]
NAUVOO EXTENSION OPTION: $400 (Single Supplement add $200 and subtract $50 for Triple and $75 for Quad)
Day 6 (Thurs July 15): AMISH COUNTRY / NOTRE DAME / CHICAGO
Today we are traveling through Amish country and cross Ohio into Indiana. We have an incredible experience as we stop in Shipshewana, Indiana for an Amish cooked meal. We first enjoy a tour of the MENNO-HOF (Mennonite-Amish) Visitors Center and Museum. This museum shares a great presentation of the history of this very fascinating people as well as many other religions throughout the Dark Ages. Following our home-cooked Amish meal we leave Amish country and pass by South Bend, Indiana, which is home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. We enjoy some time and dinner at the famous Navy Pier in Chicago and overnight in Joliet, IL.
Day 7 (Fri July 16): CARTHAGE JAIL / NAUVOO
Today we will make our way across the State of Illinois. When we arrive in Carthage we will reflect on the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at the Carthage Jail. Following this sobering experience we will venture over to Nauvoo and re-experience history as we view the majestic Nauvoo Temple! Time permitting we will visit the LDS Visitors Center where we will see the model of 1846 Nauvoo and the magnificent sculpture garden that features the Monument to Women. This evening those interested will enjoy the energetic musical production; “Sunset by the Mississippi” put on by the local Missionaries. We overnight in the Nauvoo area.
Day 8 (Sat July 17): MORE OF HISTORIC NAUVOO / NAUVOO PAGEANTS
Today we spend our day soaking in the sights and sounds of Historic Nauvoo. For those able and interested the day will begin with a Temple Session at the remarkable Nauvoo Temple. In Historic Nauvoo there are over 30 sites to see and choose from; several Historical Homes and sites, Community of Christ (RLDS) Visitors Center, a horse and carriage ride, a good local fudge factory, etc. For those interested in the Missionary Productions [“High Hopes and Riverboats”, “Anna Amanda”, etc.] will also be able to attend those. These sites should keep us all busy for the day. Dinner is a pleasure at the buffet in the Hotel Nauvoo. Our evening will be a memorable one as we experience the new Pageant, “Nauvoo”. We again overnight in the Nauvoo area.
Day 9 (Sun July 18): FLY HOME!
Today we make our way to the airport and fly back to our homes!
COSTS AND DETAILS
PRICE for Church History Tour: $1,750 per person double occupancy
[These prices include all transportation, fuel surcharges, hotels, 2 meals daily, and entrance fees] • Single Occupancy Price: $1,950
• Triple Occupancy Price: $1,350
• Quadruple Occupancy Price: $1,250
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $250 per person.
ROOMMATES:Single people may sign up for accommodations on a share basis and will be assigned roommates as circumstances permit. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price prior to departure.
CANCELLATION FEES:A $25 fee will be charged by Anderson Tours, LLC for all cancellations until 60 days prior to departure, at which time the fee will be $100. In addition, all cancellation charges imposed by airlines, hotels, vendors, operators, etc., will be passed on to the participant.
TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
First-class, top quality Tour with experienced Tour Director/Church Historian
Ground transportation on a private, deluxe Air-Conditioned Motor Coach
5- nights Hotel Accommodations (4 or 5 star)
Two Meals Daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner) as indicated in the detailed itinerary
Meal gratuities for provided meals
All Admission Fees to sites specified in the itinerary
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare to Rochester and home (We are happy to help arrange your flight – 801-821-2299)
Tips for the bus driver and director
Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs; excess baggage or portage charges; personal, trip cancellation or baggage insurance; room service, etc.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION:
Early reservations are strongly recommended, and a Deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure. Applications received after this date should include full payment. Any payments made after this date should also include also include full payment. Any payments made 30 days prior to departure must be in the form of a money order. Checks should be made payable to Anderson Tours. All cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the participant.
Please send check payment and names of participants to:
Anderson Tours LLC
8661 Millpond Pl
Riverside, CA 92508