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3 Presidents and a Kolache

3 Presidents and a Kolache

See Hoover's Presidential Libraray, the boyhood homes of Presidents Reagan and Grant, the John Deee Historic Site, the National Czech & Slovak Museum and so much more!

June 9-12, 2021                      CLASSIC TOUR   with Ultra Coach


DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Fremont, Columbus & Sioux City



  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

  • Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

  • Ulysses S. Grant Home

  • John Deere Historic Site

  • Celebration Belle Dinner Cruise

  • Grant Wood Studio

  • National Czech & Slobak Museum

  • Brucemore Estate

  • Amana Colonies

  • 8 Meals: 3 Breakfasts (B); 2 Lunches (L): 3 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director: TBA



  • Moline, IL -Stoney Creek Inn

  • Galena, IL - DeSoto House Hotel

  • Cedar Rapids, IA - Hampton Inn


DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Fremont, Columbus, Sioux City & Des Moines



$984    Double

$1,139 Single

$945    Triple


PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $35 per person

Early Booking Discount for Passengers 1-10 = $40

Early Booking Discount for Passengers 11-20 = $25

Day 1

Travel Day/Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

Get ready to embark on a journey to discover the lives of three Presidents on this unique and fun trip. From Grant to Reagan, get a glimpse into the life of these leaders of our country. This afternoon encounter your first president at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Learn about the 31st President who had to lead our country during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl years, and the farm crisis. It's a fascinating story. This evening enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on the Mississippi on the Celebration Belle.

Overnight Moline, IL


Day 2

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home/ John Deere Historic Site/Ulysses S. Grant Home

It's a Presidential Day! Start off visiting the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon, IL. The Reagan Boyhood Home is most significant as the home of 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his family from late 1920 until 1923. Reagan was nine years old at the time and in grade school. The time in Dixon was important in the president's formative years and he held many memories of his life lived there. Next visit the John Deere Historic Site where you'll hear the clang of the hammer and feel the heat from the forge as you watch iron melt and take shape. Stand in the spot where John Deere created the first commercially successful steel plow, and relive the experience of his original blacksmith shop. Then it's on to Galena, IL where you'll encounter history of our third presidential visit, the Ulysses S. Grant Home. This is where the 18th President retired after the Civil War before becoming president in 1868. Your hotel is strategically located in the heart of quaint downtown Galena.

Overnight Galena, IL

B, D

Day 3

3 Grant Wood Studio/Grant Wood Memorial Window/National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library/Brucemore Estate

This morning get an inside look into artist Grant Wood and visit his studio where he painted "American Gothic". Next, see his incredible stained glass Memorial Window which is one of his most revered works and serves as an awe-inspiring memorial to Veterans. At last you'll come to the kolache part of your tour when you visit the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library. It preserves, presents, and transcends unique stories of Czech and Slovak history and culture through innovative experiences and active engagement to reach cross-cultural audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. A special treat is a Czech buffet lunch; ummm with of course a kolache for desert. Finally, visit Brucemore Estate; a historic 26-acre estate with a 19th-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families. Enjoy one last dinner with your travel mates at a local popular restaurant.

Overnight Cedar Rapids, IA

B, L, D

Day 4

Amana Colonies/Travel Home (B, L)
We're not done yet as you'll tour the Amana Colonies with several stops at their many villages. Step into a world of authentic German ambiance and experience the unique culture that has its roots in Germany and flourished in the USA during a communal era for over 90 years. Enjoy a delicious Amana Colony lunch as only they can serve up. Then it's time to head home after a informative and interesting trip to three Presidents homes along with other interesting Midwest historical sites.

B, L

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Activity Level 2: Requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to do stairs and walk reasonable distances.


June 9-12, 2021


DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont,Sioux City & Des Moines


Included in the vacation package:


  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation as stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotels

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach


Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.


Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.


Final Payment Due 45 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy:

Days to Departure..............Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More ............... Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ...................40% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days .................. 70% of the Tour Cost

15 Days or Less ................ No Refund


Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.


CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) (Applies only to Motor Coach, Non-Sport Event, Tours Only) Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motor coach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.


Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.


Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 and are subject to fluctuation due to the U.S. dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.


Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.


Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.


Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.


Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a "Thought for the Day," verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.


Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.


TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, pandemic/epidemic, terrorism, or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require. AT reserves the right to make any changes for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to these conditions. No refund or unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions or climate at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of AT.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
En route Pickup points en route
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Eppley Omaha - Eppley Airfield
4501 Abbott Dr * 402-661-8000
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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