How to sign up for tours:Registration

  • Early registrations are very important.
  • Please be sure to include:
      • date or name of the tour
      • your phone number
      • names of all people in your group
      • where you’d like to get on (see Departure Locations for more information)
      • lunch choice when there are options
  • Chuck will call one week before all tours to confirm time and pick up points ONLY if you’ve included your phone number.
  • If something looks good, get your checks in the mail! You’re not on the list without payment.

For more information about any of the tours, please contact us here!
If you have any ideas for one-day tours or one-day mystery tours, we’re always looking for new ideas.
Keep checking back…new tours are posted as soon as they’re booked!

Garage Sale Day with Chuck & Norb

Friday, September 11

We didn’t get to go in May, so we’ll try again. This is a really fun and informal day with lots of garage sale stops… and you get to hang around with Norb and me. Once again we’re staying in Hastings for more shopping time. We’ll have 4-4 1/2 hours to shop with a fast food lunch on your own the only interruption. Snacks and beverages will be available. One request: Please don’t buy things that are too big to fit in your vehicles. Norb and I aren’t magicians.

$41 pp

Cokato 6:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 7:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 7:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 7:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 7:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 8:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 8:15 AM-4:15 PM • Chanhassen 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Hutterian Brethren Tour

Wednesday, September 16

Sadly, we missed out on our May visit this year, and spring flowers and plants are gone. We’re returning to Starland for a day with the Hutterian Brethren. Sandy, the Princess of GFW, has tweaked the tour with new fall highlights and a Starland Farmers Market and more time with the Hutterites. We’ll begin with included coffee and roll in Gibbon and spend some time browsing at some really neat stores in this quaint little town. Then it’s time for Starland, the area home of the Hutterian Brethren. Bring your questions! The Hutterites are a religious group originating in 1528 during the Reformation. They live communally in rural North America. We’ll learn about their unique lifestyle, religion, customs, traditions, and history; how they earn their living; what they do in their leisure time; and enjoy an included family style dinner. Time will be allowed to learn about these folks and also for casual browsing and shopping. Bring your billfolds for the opportunity to purchase items they produce at Starland. (Much of their income goes directly to the mission field.)

$59 pp

Cokato 6:30 AM-4:45 PM • Howard Lake 6:45 AM-4:30 PM • Winsted 7:00 AM-4:15 PM • Lester Prairie 7:15 AM-4:00 PM • Plato 7:30 AM-3:45 PM • NYA 7:40 AM-3:30 PM • Arlington 8:00 AM-3:10 PM • Gaylord 8:15 AM-3:00 PM

Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash

Thursday, September 24

Man in Black

I hope spring is in the air! Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of meat loaf served with mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans almondine, cold salad, dinner roll, desserts, and coffee/tea and water. (You’re invited to join me for a brief tour of the facility after lunch.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Man in Black – The Music of Johnny Cash, a rousing celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash. His unique sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel, so expect this concert to be jam-packed with such hits as “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” and, of course, “Folsom Prison Blues.”

$83 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM

Stillwater Fall Colors Boat Cruise

Wednesday, October 14


This has become an annual event, and it is so relaxing and a reminder that our seasons are changing. Hopefully, we’ll see some beautiful fall colors. I am so impressed with the included deli buffet lunch. You could build your own sandwich with all sorts of ingredients and add warm entree’ selections and dessert. There will also be snacks available for our ride home.

$69 pp

Cokato 7:45 AM-5:00 PM • Howard Lake 8:00 AM-4:45 PM • Winsted 8:15 AM-4:30 PM • Lester Prairie 8:30 AM-4:15 PM • Plato 8:45 AM-4:00 PM • NYA 9:00 AM-3:45 PM • Waconia 9:15 AM-3:30 PM • Victoria 9:30 AM-3:15 PM • Chanhassen 9:45 AM-3:00 PM


A Christmas Cactus

Wednesday, December 2

A Christmas Cactus

December is here and it’s time for the annual Christmas play at DayTrippers Dinner Theatre! After an included buffet lunch, it’s time for A Christmas Cactus. Cactus O’Reilly is a fiery redhead with a bad case of the holiday blues. Being a P.I. is a tough business. It’s a Dickens of a Christmas as Cactus digs up long-buried mysteries, unwraps a few small miracles and takes a second chance on love and luck. It’s Christmas Eve and Cactus is facing a tough decision: keep her detective agency open or close it for good. What sort of legacy has she inherited from her predecessor Jake Marley? And who are these orange jumpsuit-wearing men who’ve barged in looking for help? This wonderful Christmas comedy will keep you guessing and laughing.

$77 pp

Cokato 9:45 AM-5:45 PM • Howard Lake 10:00 AM-5:30 PM • Winsted 10:15 AM-5:15 PM • Lester Prairie 10:30 AM-5:00 PM • Plato 10:45 AM-4:45 PM • NYA 11:00 AM-4:30 PM • Waconia 11:15 AM-4:15 PM

Sausage, Beer, Ribs & Lights Tour

Tuesday, December 8

Only chance this year so don’t wait too long to register!!! This tour has it all… one of the best meat markets in the state, the #1 ranked MN brewery (WCCO-TV), a famous restaurant, and a very popular light display… all in one tour… and just in time for Christmas! We’ll begin with casual shopping at Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. (You’re welcome to bring bags, boxes and coolers.) After you’ve had time to buy those last-minute Christmas party meats, we’ll head to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm for a tour and tasting of their fine products. By now we’re hungry, so we’re off to Veigel’s Kaiserhoff for an included late afternoon dinner. (Please select your option when you register.) We’ll end our day with the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato.

$75 pp

Cokato 10:45 AM-9:30 PM • Howard Lake 11:00 AM-9:15 PM • Winsted 11:15 AM-9:00 PM • Lester Prairie 11:30 AM-8:45 PM • Plato 11:45 AM-8:30 PM • NYA 12:00 PM-8:15 PM • Arlington 12:20 PM-8:00 PM • Gaylord 12:30 PM-7:45 PM

All dinners include baked potato, corn, German chocolate cake and non-alcoholic beverage:
#1 bratwurst & Landjaeger
#2 shrimp
#3 chicken kiev
#4 Kaiserhoff ribs

Over the River and Through the Woods

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with included chicken breast in herb & wine cream sauce, parsley potatoes, vegetable du jour, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and tea. Then we’ll head for the theatre for Over the River and Through the Woods. Nick is a 32-year-old single Italian-American man who dutifully has dinner with both sets of his grandparents every Sunday. When he announces he’s leaving New Jersey to take a job in Seattle, his grandparents pull out all the stops to change his mind, including bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait.

$84 pp

Cokato 9:00 AM-5:30 PM • Howard Lake 9:15 AM-5:15 PM • Winsted 9:30 AM-5:00 PM • Lester Prairie 9:45 AM-4:45 PM • Plato 10:00 AM-4:30 PM • NYA 10:15 AM-4:15 PM • Waconia 10:30 AM-4:00 PM • Chanhassen 10:45 AM-3:45 PM