The landmark hotels in French Lick and West Baden Springs—located one mile apart in southern Indiana—offer a fascinating window on the grand hotel era of the early twentieth century and the tradition of “taking the waters.” Guests from Bing Crosby to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, captains of industry and pampered socialites came to drink the smelly sulfur water, take spa treatments, and often test their luck in the casinos.
Travel to French Lick, Indiana, with lunch included at French Lick Winery. We then check into the beautiful 5-Star Historical West Baden Springs Hotel. There will be free time to explore West Baden Springs Hotel as well as historical French Lick Hotel, one mile away, aboard the free trolley that runs between these two hotels. Dinner is on your own tonight at one of the many restaurants in this complex. (L)
Tickets are available for the Polar Express Christmas Train, located next to French Lick Hotel. (B,D)
- Two nights’ lodging at the beautiful 5-Star West Baden Springs Hotel, with luggage handling
- Christmas Tree Lights Ceremony at West Baden Springs Hotel
- Two breakfasts at West Baden Springs Hotel
- One dinner at West Baden Springs Hotel
- One lunch at French Lick Winery
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
- Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
Ride the Polar Express!
To purchase tickets for the Polar Express Train, go to FrenchLickScenicRailway.org. Tickets go on sale January 2024.
$250 deposit with reservation; final payment due by September 5, 2024.
to be deducted from the final payment.
Optional cancellation insurance due to illness of person traveling or immediate family member, is recommended and available for purchase. Price per person: $41 per person double; $35 per person triple; $32 per person quad; $60 per person single. Insurance payment due with deposit.