Rum Runners - Sightseeing Day Bus Trip - Departs Metro Detroit

Rum Runners – Sightseeing Day Bus Trip

Thur, July 20, 2023
Thur, July 20, 2023
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Tour Description:  Join us on this Sightseeing Bus Tour: Costumed characters tell the story of Prohibition in Windsor and Detroit during the Roaring Twenties. Watch the drama unfold between the forces of good and evil as “The Fighting Parson” tackles lawless saloon owners and gangsters making deals with local bootleggers.

Prohibition was a wild, hysterical age filled with glamour & excitement difficult to match in history. It spawned the birth of speakeasies, flapper girls, and blind pigs. Gangsters fought to secure a share of the illegal liquor business and mobsters like Al Capone relied on Windsor as the main supplier. The Rum Runners Tour takes you back in time to that infamous period known as “The Roaring 20’s.”

During the tour, you’ll take part in a re-enacted Speakeasy, where the legendary Bertha Thomas, who operated one of the more popular speakeasies, will greet you. She served Hollywood movie stars as well as some of the most notorious gangsters. While you enjoy a delicious lunch, Bertha will tell the story of the Speakeasies and how they managed to operate right under the nose of the law. She will explain why many were built along the waterfront and tell tales of the secret tunnels to the river and passageways to hidden rooms where even local politicians reveled in illegal gambling and drinking. Of course, music was a big part of the Speakeasies, and our resident piano player “Fingers” will tickle the ivories with tunes from that era. Feel free to sing along and if you’re really brave we’ll teach you the steps to the Charleston. Keep an eye out for the cops, because the place could be raided at any time.

A passport, Passport Card, or Enhanced Driver’s License is required.


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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Day Trip Rate

Per Person

*There is a $25 deposit is required to reserve space on the tour. Without deposit paid no seats will be saved. Final payments for all trips are due 30 days prior unless otherwise noted.

*There is an additional fee for reserved seating.  All seats not reserved are open based on first come first serve, when boarding the coach.  Please visit our Reserved Seating Page for more details

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Tour Inclusions
  • Round-trip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 4 hour live-action tour with costumed characters that will take you to several locations to tell various stories about Rum Running from Windsor to Detroit.
  • Lunch included.

Price Excludes

  • Tour Director Gratuities
  • Driver Gratuities
  • Any Private Expenses
Motor Coach Amenities

You will board on one of our luxury coaches, complete with a variety of amenities.                                          Our very professional, highly trained drivers will take care of your travel needs.

  • Comfortable Reclining Seats
  • Arm-Rests & Footrests
  • Panoramic Windows
  • 4 or more TV video monitors
  • DVD Video Player
  • Electrical outlets
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Carry-on luggage storage
  • Extra Large Luggage storage
  • Restroom w/ Hand Sanitizer
  • Individual Reading lights
  • Professional Driver
  • ABS Brakes
  • Back-up Cameras
  • Air-ride Suspension
  • Public Address System (Microphone)
  • Professional Tour Director

Day TripFrench Connection Sightseeing Tour

8:10am Depart Meijers 13 mile and Little Mack-30800 Little Mack Ave Roseville
Southside Parking lot in back of garden center furthest away from the building

9:00am Depart Dearborn Public Library-16301 Michigan Ave Dearborn
Southwest side of parking lot along the grass line Please see map inside

10:00pm Arrive at Ontario Travel Information Center
110 Park St E. Windsor, ON N9A3A9 Canada

Enjoy your 4 hour “Rum Runners” Tour
Including a Hot Buffet Lunch at Noon

3:00pm Depart for Home
Quick stop at Duty Free (Time Permitting)

4:00pm Arrive at Dearborn Public Library
5:00pm Arrive at Meijers 13 mile and Little Mack

*By booking all parties understand that the itinerary is subject to change including but not limited to; dates, times, pickup locations, meals, tour inclusions, casino incentives, locations visited, etc. without prior notice.

Pick-up Locations - Maps
Southside parking lot in the back of the Garden Center Lot (Furthest spaces away from building)

8:10 am

30800 Little Mack Ave, Roseville, MI 48066

Please arrive 10-15 Minutes prior to departure for boarding

Furthest SW corner of the parking lot behind the library, along the grassline.

9:00 am

16031 Michigan Ave. , Dearborn, MI  

Please arrive 10-15 Minutes prior to departure for boarding


Meijer in Roseville – 8:10 am Pickup

(Back of Garden Center Lot) 

Directions On How To Get There From Your House – Click Here

Dearborn Library – 9:00 am Pickup

(SW side of the lot along grass line)


Directions On How To Get There From Your House – Click Here

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