Blue Lakes Charters offers several Tour Bus Packages to multiple cities and locations from Ohio and Michigan areas. Experience single day trips or have fun on a multiple day excursion to your favorite destination on one of our Luxury Motor Coaches. Our packaged tour department can assist you in booking your next complete chartered destination or if you have any suggestions on setting up a tour idea please email Denny Otte at dotte@bluelakes.com

New York City Christmas Shopping!


December 6th - 9th, 2019

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Double Occupancy $689.00 Per Person
Single Occupancy $789.00 Per Person
Triple Occupancy $669.00 Per Person
Quad Occupancy $635.00 Per Person

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny @ 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225

Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

New York City Christmas Shopping tour!

Your Itinerary:

Friday, December 6th
7:00 AM Bus departs Perrysburg, OH, 12418 Williams Rd., park in front of office on grass.
7:30 AM Bus departs Fremont Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 3422 SR 53, in front lot by sign near the highway.
4:30 PM Arrive the Holiday Day Inn Totowa Wayne, NJ, 978-785-9000.
6:00 PM Shopping and Pizza in Time Square.
9:00 PM Bus Departs for the Hotel.

Saturday, December 7th
7:30 - 9 AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel.
9:00 AM Depart the hotel for a day of touring in New York City.
10:00 AM Visit the 911 Memorial Plaza and Museum.
12:30 PM Lunch and shopping in Chinatown and Little Italy.
2:30 PM Shopping time at Macy's & 34th Street, and the Bryant Park Winter Village, one of the Top-rated Holiday Markets in the city.
6:30 PM Dinner at Ben’s Kosher Deli (pre order dinner choice), after dinner enjoy Times Square, or join as we ride on the Staten Island Ferry.
9:30 PM Bus departs for the hotel.

Sunday, December 8th
7:30 - 9 AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel.
9:30 AM Bus departs the hotel for Central Park and the Columbus Circle Holiday Market followed by the Union Square Holiday Market with over 100 vendors.
3:00 PM See the Grand Central Station Holiday Fair, and the Rockefeller Plaza & Fifth Ave. Shops all decorated for Christmas and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
6:30 PM Dinner is included at Bucca de Beppo.
9:00 PM Visit the “Top of the Rock”.
10:00 PM Bus depart for the hotel.

Monday, December 9th
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel.
8:30 AM Check out of our hotel, depart for the Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty.
12:30 PM Depart for home, stops along the way for meals and rest breaks.
10:00 PM Approx. arrival times Fremont 10:15PM, Perrysburg 10:45 PM.

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225

Christmas Concert with Daniel O'Donnell


December 14th, 2019

Sorry, Sold Out!

Visit links to Daniel O'Donnell:

Daniel O'Donnell You Tube Video
Daniel O'Donnell Site

$135.00 Per Person

To Make a Reservation Call or go online at:
800-282-4287 or Bluelakes.com

Trip Details & Information

A Christmas Concert with Daniel O'Donnell!

Your Itinerary:

Saturday, December 14th
Enjoy a one day trip to Daniel O’Donnell Christmas Concert! This concert will feature Daniel singing many Christmas and countless other festive songs from across the decades.. Come see the world renowned Daniel O’Donnell at Blue Gate Theater this December!

Enjoy Round Trip Transportation on a Luxury Blue Lakes Charters & Tours MotorCoach to Shipshewana, IN where you can enjoy the Concert, spend some time shopping and have lunch before the 1pm show! After the show we depart back home and return around 6pm.

This package includes a All-You-Can-Eat Family Style dining lunch!

Your choice of Meatloaf, Turkey, or Beef as well as Chicken. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Chicken Dressing, Homemade Noodles, Garden Salad & Dressing, Homemade Bread, Beverage and Assorted Pies!

This all inclusive package is only $135 Per Person

Pickup Locations & Times:

Toledo Area:
7:00 a.m. at Blue Lakes Garage on 12418 Williams Rd - Perrysburg, OH
7:30 a.m. at the Home Depot on Secor Rd (Park by Lube Center)

Sorry, Sold Out! Toledo Area

Michigan Areas Cancelled Due to Lack of Riders in Time

To Make a Reservation Call or go online at:
800-282-4287 or Bluelakes.com

The Mighty 5 & Grand Canyon


October 5th - 16th, 2020

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Double Occupancy $3,345.00 Per Person
Single Occupancy $4,460.00 Per Person
Triple Occupancy $3,120.00 Per Person

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny @ 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225

Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12154 N Saginaw Rd, Clio MI 48420

Trip Details & Information

The Mighty 5 & Grand Canyon Tour

Your Itinerary:

Day 1 – Perrysburg, OH – Des Moines (10/5 Mon)
Departing Ohio this morning and travel across Illinois on the way to Iowa, and the state capital of Des Moines for overnight. Take advantage of the “Kickback” service with drinks and a light dinner. (555 miles) Drury Inn, West Des Moines, IA

Day 2 – Des Moines – Sterling (10/6 Tue)
After breakfast, continue your westward journey across the farmland of Iowa and into Nebraska. Visit the Great Platte River Archway Monument, a museum dedicated to the history of settling the west that spans an interstate highway. Continue your journey west for overnight in Sterling, Colorado. Dinner included at a local restaurant. (548 miles) BW Sundowner, Sterling, CO (B,D)

Day 3 – Sterling – Moab (10/7 Wed)
Continue west this morning with a stop in Denver to meet your Southwest Adventure Tours tour director. Enjoy a “Rocky Mountain High” as you travel through Colorado. Pass through Vail, home of one of the most famous ski resorts in the world and stop for lunch on own along the way. Just west of the Rockies lies the beautiful Red Rock country of Western Colorado including Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. Then enter Utah and take a scenic drive through Castle Valley following the Colorado River on your way to the town of Moab for a two night stay. Not only is Moab is known as Utah’s Adventure Capitol and home to two National Parks, it has also been the location for many classic westerns and modern movies. Evening free for dinner on own. (466 miles)[Field] Fairfield Inn, Moab, UT (B)

Day 4 – Arches (10/8 Thu)
This morning take a short drive to nearby Arches National Park for sightseeing. The visitor’s center will explain how geologic forces created the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit the highlights of the park including The Windows and Delicate Arch. Return to Moab with free time for lunch on own and shopping. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive to Dead Horse Point State Park, one of the most spectacular scenes in the southwest. See the expanse of Canyonlands National Park stretching to the south and the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. This evening, join the group for a fun and scenic adventure as you take a Jet Boat Ride on the Colorado River through colorful red rock canyons. As the sun begins to lie low in the west, the rock colors become more vibrant and your river guide will tell you about the river’s ecosystem, geology and history. After an amazing experience, enjoy a delicious dinner served riverside before returning to your hotel. A wonderful way to conclude a great day! Fairfield Inn, Moab, UT (B,D)

Day 5 – Capitol Reef - Bryce Canyon (10/9 Fri)
Depart Moab and travel west to Capitol Reef National Park for sightseeing of ancient petroglyphs, beautiful rock formations, deep canyons and pioneer history. Human history in the area has spanned from ancient Puebloan Culture to modern native tribes to early Mormon Pioneers. Then enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch under ancient cottonwood trees. After your time in Capitol Reef, take a drive on one of America’s most scenic roads. Scenic Highway 12 has been designated as an “All American Road,” the crown jewel of the Scenic Byways system. First, drive over Boulder Mountain reaching elevations over 9,000 feet with spectacular views of the Capitol Reef and beyond. You will pass through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, with dramatic cliffs, high mesas, clear streams and deep canyons across the 1.9 million acre monument. In the late afternoon, arrive Bryce Canyon National Park for sightseeing and optional hiking. Soon you will arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park for another great day of sightseeing and hiking. The amazing colors and other worldly shapes of Bryce Canyon please the eye and spark the imagination. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, "red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon." You will visit the best viewpoints and have time to hike down in the reaches of the canyon with towering trees and rock formations on every side. Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as "a hell of a place to lose a cow." After an afternoon of exploration, check into your hotel located just outside the park with the evening free for dinner on own. (267 miles) BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Canyon, UT (B,L)

Day 6 – Zion National Park (10/10 Sat)
This morning return to Bryce Canyon National Park for a spectacular morning view. Then take a short drive to see Utah's oldest and most famous national park, Zion National Park. An early Mormon settler described the park's rock formations as "temples built by hands, not of man." The local Native Americans believed mischievous spirits lived within the 2,000-foot high canyon walls and would not enter the canyon alone or stay after dark. With a full day to explore the park, there will be plenty of time to explore Zion Canyon, a lush green canyon set against sheer red cliffs, with an few cool waterfalls cascading down from above. The free shuttle system provides access to touring, hiking trails and more. Your guide will lead some sightseeing and also assist participants to find hiking trails and activities that will fit their interests and activity level. The park shuttle also connects with the town shuttle so you can explore at your own pace. After a full day, take a short drive to your hotel in Kanab with the evening free on own. (130 miles)[Field] Comfort Suites, Kanab, UT (B)

Day 7 – Grand Canyon – Lake Powell (10/11 Sun)
Depart Zion National Park and travel across the Arizona Strip before climbing the beautiful Kaibab Plateau. Reaching elevations over 8,000 feet, the Kaibab was a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt and is home to a rich variety of wildlife including elk, deer, turkey and the unique white tailed Kaibab Squirrel. Enjoy a rest stop at Jacob Lake Inn, an old fashion family run lodge started in 1923. Then enter Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, *A UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an afternoon of sightseeing. This 1.2 million acre national park hosts a vast variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. You will learn about the geology and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty. The North Rim receives one tenth the number of visitors compared with the more developed South Rim and thus provides a much quieter and more natural Grand Canyon experience. Continue on to Lake Powell Resort located lakeside and check in. This evening join the group for dinner in the Rainbow Room with wonderful views of Lake Powell at sunset. (277 miles) Lake Powell Resort, Lake Powell, AZ (B,D)

Day 8 – Monument Valley - Cortez (10/12 Mon)
Enter Utah's Movie Country today as you travel east into the Four Corners area. Your first stop this morning is Goulding's Trading Post in Monument Valley, where you will have a chance to snap photos of the original set built for the filming of John Wayne's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location for scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. Travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole while learning more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. After a wonderful tour, return to Goulding’s and enjoy a traditional Navajo Taco lunch. Next, you are on your way to “Four Corners”, the only place in the United States where four states meet. You will be able to stand in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, all at the same time. Travel a short distance to Cortez, Colorado for your overnight accommodations. (275 miles)[Field] Hampton Inn, Cortez, CO (B,L)

Day 9 – Mesa Verde - Salida (10/13 Tue)
After breakfast, travel to nearby Mesa Verde National Park for a day of exploration. Here you will visit cliff dwellings where the mysterious Anasazi once lived. Known as the "Ancient Ones" to the Navajo, the Anasazi lived in the Four Corners area almost a thousand years ago, then suddenly disappeared - leaving their incredibly well-preserved dwellings to intrigue and challenge modern man. This is the nation’s largest archeological preserve with 4,000 sights including 600 cliff dwellings. Spend some time in the Visitors Center with its large collection of ancient artifacts for an introduction to the ancient culture. A local expert will guide you through the most famous ruin sites with a stop at the Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe for lunch on own. After a fascinating tour of the park, we’ll continue our journey east through Colorado and our destination in Salida. (269 miles) Comfort Inn, Salida, CO (B)

Day 10 – Garden of the Gods - Kearney (10/14 Wed)
Depart Salida and continue north to Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods for touring. An abundance of plant and animal life can be found throughout its 1,340 acres, as well as the magnificent red sandstone rock formations, for which the Garden is best known. We’ll also make a stop at the Garden of the God’s Trading Post for some last minute shopping. Continue north into the Denver area and say good-bye to your Southwest Adventure Tours tour director as you drop him off at the Denver Airport. Continue into Kearney, Nebraska and our overnight stay. (538 miles) Comfort Inn & Suites, Kearney, NE (B,D)

Day 11 – Kearney – Davenport (10/15 Thu)
After breakfast, we’re off to continue the journey through America’s heartland heading toward the Hawkeye State, Iowa. Stop in Des Moines for lunch on own, then visit West End Architectural Salvage, home of a popular DIY and HGTV remodeling reality series. Explore and shop the 50,000 square feet of reclaimed, recycled and salvaged materials (including jewelry) taken from old homes, abandoned schools and turn-of-the-century churches. This relic also features a large café complete with coffee bar featuring hot and cold espresso drinks, Italian sodas and fruit smoothies. Continue east and enjoy the remainder of the travel day relaxing and visiting with your travel companions. We are on our way to Davenport for overnight. Tonight, join the group for a farewell dinner. (484 miles) BW Plus Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, IA (B,D)

Day 12 – Home (10/16 Fri)
After a hearty breakfast, your group begins its journey home, but not before we visit the world famous John Deere pavilion, the visitors center and World Headquarters of the John Deere Corporation. After our visit relax as you travel home, taking this chance to think back on the marvelous scenery and wonderful friendships you have discovered in the past few days. What an unforgettable vacation you've had in the West! (387 miles) (B)

Tour Includes 11 nights’ accommodations Services of a Southwest Adventure Tours tour director, (day 3 – day 10) 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners Entrance fees to attractions, National Parks and Monuments as mentioned in itinerary Luggage handling (one suitcase per person) *Gratuities are included for furnished meals, and the Southwest Adventures tour director, local guides and outfitters out west are included **Gratuities are not included for the Bus Driver or Blue Lakes Tour Guide Luggage handling (one suitcase per person)

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny at 800-282-4287 EXT#1402 or Local 419-874-4225