Pella Tulip Festival


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  • $569 / $589 – Single
  • $449 / $459 – Double
  • $419 / $429 – Triple
  • $399 / $409 – Quad

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$9 discount applied if
paid by 01/30/14.


Day 1 | April 30 | Newton, IA

Spring flowers, ethnic costumes and foods, along with new experiences are all anticipated as we meet our fellow travelers today. Our journey gets underway as we travel south to our neighbors in Iowa, arriving in Clear Lake just in time for an included Lunch. Later this afternoon, in the Dutch community of Pella, our Pella Tulip Festival activities get started. A visit to the Historical Village includes a guided tour of the 126-foot high Vermeer Windmill that anchors this 23-building complex. On our self-guided village tour we may visit the Wyatt Earp House, the Werkplaats, Blommers Grist Mill, Van Spanckeren’s General Store, the Dutch Bakery and gift shop. On our Pella Guided City Tour, we take an open-air trolley with a narrator pointing out Pella’s highlights, its tulip lanes and private and public gardens. We will see how the architecture of the downtown resembles Old World Holland. After our tour, there will be time to find one of Pella’s unique restaurants for dinner, check out the Molengracht Market, sample Dutch pastries or watch the animated Klokkenspel presentation. (L)

Day 2 | May 1 | Newton, IA

Our first stop this morning will be the Vermeer Museum and Global Pavilion, home of agricultural machinery like the round baler and industrial products such as trenchers and boring equipment. The Scholte House Museum Tour gives us a chance to visit the original home of Dominie H.P. Scholte, founder of Pella. A special treat will be the Pella Opera House Performance. After a delicious included Lunch, afternoon activities begin, with golf cart shuttles available if you wish. The Stage and Street Performance features Dutch dancers and the always-entertaining street scrubbing, with local residents, both young and old, in beautiful costumes. Reserved Parade Seating gives us a great view of the floats, marching bands and costumed participants. After the parade there will be time to shop, sample a few Dutch pastries, visit other Pella activities, stop at one of the food vendors and watch the animated Klokkenspel presentation. Our final event for the day will be the Grandstand Show. (B) (L)

Day 3 | May 2

We have one more tour highlight this morning with our Grotto of the Redemption Guided Tour. The Grotto represents the largest collection of minerals, precious stones, gems and petrified materials in any one location. Built with devotion and years of hard labor, the nine separate rock grottos portray different scenes in the life of Christ. After an included Lunch, we will be homeward bound, reminiscing about the cultural experiences, great food and entertainment that we have enjoyed during these three days. (B) (L)

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Tour Highlights

  • Historical Village
  • Pella Guided City Tour
  • Molengracht Market
  • Vermeer Museum and Global Pavilion
  • Scholte House Museum Tour
  • Pella Opera House Performance
  • Stage and Street Performance
  • Reserved Parade Seating
  • Grandstand Show
  • Grotto of the Redemption Guided Tour
  • Round-Trip Transportation
  • Tour Director
  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • Luggage Handling
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
  • Southwest Tour & Travel’s Gift and Personalized Service


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