The year 2020 Marks the Anniversary of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims and Puritans, and the 200th anniversary of the First vision. Though separated by centuries, each of these events are intimately connected to each other in God's work for the Salvation of mankind. See where the descendants of Joseph; the Seed of Ephriam and the Seed of Manassah were reunited on the shores of a chosen land. Understand why it was necessary for the Restoration of the Gospel to take place when it did, where it did, and how it did. Learn about the Prophecies and Promises of the Restoration and the Promised Land.


Kirtland Temple


Whitney Store, Kirtland



Whitmer Farm


Hill Cumorah

Joseph Smith Home in Harmony


Joseph Smith Jr. Birthplace


Monument of the Forefathers


Plymouth Plantation

Double Occupancy:  $1,879.00 per person 
Single Occupancy:  $2,579.00 per person


Deposit: $800.00 per person

Balance Due: 60 days before travel


Prices are per person.
Prices do not include airfare to

Boston MA, &return from Cleveland OH. 

No Time to Lose Call Sandy Today: 480-839-1855

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8-Day Anniversary Tour:

Birth of a 

Church and Nation


All Entrance Fees

(Monument of ForeFathers, Mayflower II, Plymouth Plantation, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple)



Air Conditioned Bus


Personal Host and Guide

Gospel and Scriptural Discussions


Joseph Smith Sr. Home Palmyra


Sacred Grove

Day 1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Today we will begin our exciting tour by flying to Boston MA. and check into our rooms for the night.

Day 2

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This morning we will travel to Plymouth and visit the National Monument to the Forefathers and a special tour by Leo Martin from the Jenny Museum.  We will then stop for a visit at Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II.  We will then visit Plymouth Plantation and see the living history museum and how the pilgrims lived the first few years in this promised land of religious freedom.  After a great day of fun and education, we will Travel by Bus to Manchester for the night.

Day 3

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Today we will drive to the birthplace of Joseph Smith in Sharon Vermont and visit the Visitor Center and walk to the home site of Solomon Mack. Here we will learn about the early years of the young Joseph Smith and the reason that the Smith family was forced to move to the Palmyra area of New York. In the afternoon we will make our way to Albany for the night

Day 4

Friday, May 1, 2020

This morning we will begin our bus ride toward Susquehanna NY to Harmony PA and visit the restored Joseph Smith Home and new Priesthood Restoration Site and Visitor Center.  Leaving Harmony we will eat lunch in Binghamton and then travel to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830.

Day 5

Saturday, May 2, 2020

This morning we will make our way to the Hill Cumorah where the young prophet found the Nephite record that restored the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ preparatory to the organization of the Church. We will visit the Grandin Press where an inspired man was led to prepare himself and his business to print the Book of Mormon at the right time and at the right place.  We will then travel the short distance to the Smith Family Farm and tour the log home where Joseph lived with his family when he went into the Sacred Grove early in the spring and received his First Vision, and where Moroni later appeared in the bedroom loft.  We will then take a few minutes in the Grove to talk together about the events that happened there in Book of Mormon times and in the 1820s.  You will have time to spend in the Sacred Grove on your own to ponder on the events that laid the foundation of our faith and Church before we end our day.

Day 6

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Leaving Palmyra early we will travel along the Great Lakes stopping at Niagara Falls State Park for a brief visit. This 20-mile river separating Lake Ontario from Lake Erie became the boundary between the United States and Canada, during the French and Indian war the native Americans knew they could stop the advancement of the Continental Army at this river. "Niagara" in the ancient Algonquin native American language means, "narrow neck of land." Continuing on from Niagara we will travel to Kirtland, Ohio for the evening.

Day 7,

Monday, May 4, 2020

This morning we will drive the short distance to Kirtland stopping at the Isaac Morley farm and discuss the visions that took place there and discuss the organization of the Priesthood Quorums for the administration of the Gospel in the Latter-days.  We will visit the Kirtland Temple; the first temple constructed in this dispensation designed for the restoration of the priesthood keys, in preparation for the organization of priesthood responsibility. We will have a guided tour through the temple and visit the museum and bookstore.  We will then have a great experience go through the homes and building of Historic Kirtland, the Whitney Store and home, the Johnson Hotel, sawmill, and other buildings.  We will have dinner and overnight in Kirtland.

Day 8

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This morning after breakfast we will travel to Hiram to visit the John Johnson home where the prophet lived with his family and received the important revelation found in Section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants about the Three Degrees of Glory.  Afterward, we will drive to Cleveland Airport for our departure home in the afternoon.


You may want to fly to Boston early for rest,visit or personal day tour, This extra cost will be a personal expense and not included in the tour price.


Payment Schedule

Deposit of $800.00 per person due at time of Registration

Final Payment due by February 1, 2020


Cancellation Policy

100% cancellation penalty of deposit,  after 7 days following the initial deposit date. To transfer funds to another tour there will be $100.00 per/person transfer and office fee. See: Terms and Conditions


Please note that minor changes to the itinerary and schedule may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group,  traffic and time restraints.


Talk to Sandy Widman at "Deseret Travel"  (480) 839-1855 for Flight schedules and information, reservations and payments.

Talk to Sandy about Trip and Cancellation Insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). 

You may call the airlines directly other travel agents or use air miles or discount sites like,, and others.  


Arrival time in Boston should be the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, April 28 as the tour begins the next morning on Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 AM. The Return and Departure  from Cleveland should be made for Tuesday, May 5, 2019, after 2:30 PM

Price Includes

  • Educator Jeff and Jeri Reid

  • Transfers from Airports to Hotels to Airports

  • All Land Taxes and booking fees

  • All Accommodation at 4 - 5 * Hotels including Buffet Breakfasts 

  • All entry fees to all Ancient Archeological Sites and National Parks

  • Transportation by A/C Lux bus

  • Our personalized service throughout the tour



Price Does Not Include

  • Meals on arrival day, Lunches and Dinners

  • Taxi Fares if Transfer is missed

  • Airfare from your departure point to Boston MA and return from Cleveland OH.

  • Personal Items

  • Trip Cancellation Insurance and Protection (Highly recommended)

  • Tips for Bus Driver and Guides ($5-10/day/person for the bus driver) 

  • Lunches, Dinner, Snacks, and Drinks

  • Optional extra days before or after the scheduled tour.  Extra costs for hotel and personal transfers to and from the Airport will be an added expense and can be booked with Sandy if desired.

All Flights and Insurance may be arraigned with Sandy 

Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended