step on guide/tour bus service

Already have your own transportation but need a tour guide? We can provide step-on-guide service for tours to Frankenmuth. While in Michigan's "Little Bavaria" you will want to enjoy the sights of a one hour guided tour through this beautiful German community...Tours are available either by motor coach, vans or cars.

A must on every tour is the guided tour to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church to give your group the true history of Frankenmuth's beginnings. This includes the 167-foot steeple which is a Frankenmuth landmark and the church provides an excellent example of Gothic architecture. A stop is also made at the "Silent Night Chapel" which is a replica of the original chapel in Oberndorf, Austria where "Silent Night" was first sung in 1818.

This is a 75-minute tour of Frankenmuth, available any day of the week. Holiday light tours are also available. Cost is $35.

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Frankenmuth Custom tours

Frankenmuth is one of the top tourist destinations in Michigan. There are a great number of things for you and your family to do in Frankenmuth. With more than a dozen festivals each year, Frankenmuth welcomes visiors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season. From world-famous chicken dinners and the largest Christmas store in the world, to world-class golf, there is a definitely something for everyone.

Frankenmuth was founded in 1845 by a group of fifteen German-Lutheran missionaries who came to this area for the purpose of teaching Christianity to the Chippewa Indians.

FRANKEN means the area where the settlers came from and MUTH means courage in German. "Courage of the Franconians" is what Frankenmuth is today. It is a thriving city of nearly 5,000 residents who take great pride in their German heritage. The German ethnic is portrayed in the city's architecture and well-tended flowers and lush greenery.

Let me uncover the story of how Frankenmuth became "MICHIGAN'S LITTLE BAVARIA" and see all of the must-see attractions.

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Michigan Custom Tours

Judy's Travel Service welcomes your groups to Michigan. Experience the freshness of spring with the wild flowers of Michigan, the summers spent along the shorelines of Michigan, the scenic beauty both in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan.

Whether your group is flying to Michigan or driving, we can accommodate your group. Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing, and entertainment, and you will find what an incredible savings a tour offers.

Judy's Travel Service assists your group with the services of a professional escort who accompanies you throughout your tour and local guides who give insightful, personalized tours. Private transportation is via a deluxe, climate-controlled motor coach. Round trip airport to hotel transfers if required and sightseeing including all of the must-sees of a destination.

From the coastline of Lake Superior to Mackinaw Island to Frankenmuth to Detroit, Michigan has something to offer to everyone. Get ready for a journey through beautiful coastal regions and farmlands in the heart of the Midwest. The Great Lakes region is accented by old-fashioned traditions and incredidble scenery.

Michigan offers more than 50 wineries, sand dunes on the western shores of Michigan, skiing and snowmobiling, waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula, some of the best golf courses, more than 20 casinos, parklands, river boat rides, over 100 Michigan lighthouses on our shores plus many more attractions.

Why not come to beautiful MICHIGAN? See for yourself, our whole purpose is to fulfill your vacation dreams. Our greatest reward is planning your trip.

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Judy offers all of the services of a typical travel agent, but in addition she is experienced in "putting tours together" from scratch, something that most travel agents won't attempt to do.

"I was born and raised in Frankenmuth and have lived here all my life. I gained experience at various area travel agencies over the years, and owned my own travel agency in Saginaw for over 25 years. Now I work out of my home and pass my knowledge, experience, and the savings on to you. I have traveled to more than 100 countries, so I can offer travel advice based on my personal experience of having been there."

"I am experienced at offering custom group tours. In addition to selling pre-packaged tours from the big tour companies, I have created many customized tours for my clients based on their individual needs. I am known for offering custom-made group tours at a reasonable price. Fewer and fewer travel agents have the knowledge and experience to offer this service. I am able to customize a tour exactly to your specifications, giving you the flexibility and independence you want and deserve."

Judy's Travel Service offers a new way to travel independently. If you are new to the world of travel, these vacations can serve as a perfect introduction. See the world's sights along with some intriguing surprises. These vacations combine the freedom of independent travel with all of the benefits of group travel at an unbelievable value.

Discover the possibilities that can open for you with these services. We can take care of everything for you-----reservations, transportation and all of the particulars. So you are free to thoroughly enjoy each and every day away from the everyday. Whether it's garden-hopping in England, people-watching in Bangkok or sunbathing in California, local hosts are right there to help you navigate the area and create your own perfect travel experience.

Judy's Travel Service offers vacations to anywhere in the world.

  • North America Vacations from New York to California and from Toronto to Vancouver
  • Europe Vacations from London to Moscow
  • Hawaii Vacations from 1 island to all 6 of the Hawaiian Island chain
  • South America Vacations from Mexico to Chili and Argentina
  • China and Asia Vacations from Beijing to Singapore
  • South Pacific Vacations Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Fijian Islands

  • We handle all of the details for you. We will find the perfect flight at the perfect price, include sightseeing on most vacations guaranteeing you won't miss the must-see sights, carefully select hotels that offer comfort and a convenient location, local hosts to help you make the most of your vacation time, and breakfast is included daily on most vacations to get you fueled and ready for a day of fun.

    These vacations are designed to offer you flexibility so you can travel when you want and at your own pace. We offer frequent departures to fit your busy schedule. There is also plenty of free time so you can experience each destination in your own way.

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    There are a great number of things for you and your family to do in Frankenmuth. With festivities year round, the town welcomes visitors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season.


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