Trip Itineraries

For more information on or to sign up for any Heritage Club trips, please email heritageclub@gcsbank.com or contact us and ask for our Heritage Club coordinators Kim Heiland and Vicki Gubser.

CELTIC THUNDER - October 17, 2018

Join us at Stephens Auditorium in Ames on Wednesday, October 17, to experience Celtic Thunder. This Irish group of men has become a household name all around the world. Their dramatic solos, compelling ensembles, and comedic acts are outstanding. The lighting and choreography, as well as, realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments will make this evening very special. We will enjoy dinner at Hickory Park prior to the performance.  The cost is $150 which covers dinner, bus transportation, tips and your show ticket. A down payment of $50 is due when the reservation is made and final payment is due October 1. View the flyer for Celtic Thunder here.

BRANSON, MO - November 12 - 17, 2018 
Come join us for our November motor coach trip to "Beautiful Branson". On our way to Branson we're stopping at the Missouri State Penitentiary, in Jefferson City, that closed in 2004. We will learn about the 168-year history and tour the housing units and gas chamber! We overnight in Jefferson City then off to Branson for four fun-filled nights of food, fun and fantastic shows. Some of the highlights include the Million Dollar Quartet, Dogwood Canyon, Curling Vine Winery, The Showboat Branson Belle, Texas Tenors and the Trail of Christmas lights. There's so much more, click here to read about all the attractions. Prices are $1,275.00 per person for a double room, $1,555.00 for a single room and $1,195.00 per person for a triple room. The deposit of $100.00 is due with registration and final payment October 12.   
STAR CHRISTMAS SHOW - December 6, 2018

Come join us for a special Christmas event filled with entertainment, a buffet and a craft show to start your Christmas shopping! We will hear the hilarious high-energy Three Men and a Tenor group plus entertained by our own Chad Elliott. We’ll depart Guthrie Center at 8:30 am, pick up Panora 8:45 am. Approximate return time is Panora at 4:15 p.m. and Guthrie Center at 4:30 p.m. Cost of this event is $150.00. A $25.00 deposit is required upon reservation. Final payment is due October 15, 2018. View the trip flier here.

SOUND OF MUSIC - March 28, 2019
Enjoy the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winner for Best Score, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music," Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Ames at Stephens Auditorium. The musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family with classics like “My Favorite Things," “Do-Re-Mi,” and many more favorites! We will stop at 209 Main in Paton to eat on the way to Ames before the performance. The cost is $160.00 which includes bus transportation, dinner, show ticket and all tips. A deposit of $25.00 is due with your reservation. Final payment is due February 28, 2019. Click here for more information.

Our destination is - a surprise! Our annual Mystery Trip, partnering with Security Savings Bank of Farnhamville, will take place again the first part of May 2019. Watch for more to unfold in future newsletter.

This is a combination of Michigan’s most unique destinations, each having a significant European heritage that we have combined into one fascinating itinerary. On this trip you see the Notre Dame campus, Bavarian Frankenmuth, the Victorian Resort of Mackinac Island, and the Dutch settlement of Holland. This trip is like no other we’ve sponsored in the past. Please view the full itinerary here. This six day trip will cost $2,300 per person for double occupancy. $100 per person is due with reservation. $500 will be due by February 16 and final payment due by April 16.
ROMANTIC RHINE AND MOSEL RIVER CRUISE - August 28 - September 7, 2019

We will be traveling to Europe in 2019 to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Romantic Rhine, Europe's longest river aboard the MS Emerald Sun. We'll fly into Zurich, Switzerland, stay two nights in Lucerne, then board the ship in Basel for our next seven nights. Ports along the way include Strasbourg, which lies between France and Germany and is one of Europe's most attractive cities; Rudesheim, Germany which is home to three medieval castles; and Cochem, Germany rated one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel River. From there we'll explore Cologne, Germany and end our adventure in Amsterdam. This is an 11-day, 23-meal tour. The cost varies depending on deck and cabin size. At this time this trip is full, but we have a wait list. View the full itinerary here.