November 15 - 17, 2024

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Christmas in West Baden Springs

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.

Day 1
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)

Day 2
Following a delicious breakfast at Sinclair Restaurant, you are free to take the historical tours of both hotels, and you don’t want to miss that.  The history of these hotels are absolutely amazing!  You might want to do some Christmas shopping at both hotels at their unique shops, visit the French Lick Casino, perhaps relax in either spa or just people watch today. Dinner is included tonight at Sinclair’s Restaurant inside West Baden Springs Hotel.

Tickets are available for the Polar Express Christmas Train, located next to French Lick Hotel.  (B,D)

Day 3
Enjoy another delicious breakfast this morning.   Following lunch on your own, we will depart for home with wonderful memories of a glamorous, historically beautiful time in our area’s history. (B)
Christmas in West Baden Springs
  • 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.

Price Per Person:
  Double: $899
  Triple: $768
  Quad: $704

  Single: $1,314

  $250 deposit with reservation; final payment due by September 5, 2024.

$25 early-bird discount with deposit 
received before September 1, 2023, 

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.