The Midwest section of Leisure Group Travel’s 2012 Group Itinerary Planning Guide presents tour planners with a wide choice of ideas for future tour offerings. Sample itineraries provide day-by-day details on places from St. Cloud, Minn. to Columbus, Ohio.

Blackhawk Waterways CVB in Northwest Illinois, for example, packages “A President is Born: The Humble Beginnings of Ronald Reagan,” a two-day trip that visits the Dixon native’s boyhood home, school, church and birthplace. Ohio’s Miami County VCB offers “Gourmet Lover’s Tour,” a three-day trip that focuses on specialty foods in Piqua, Tipp City and Troy, with visits to a chocolate shop, winery and artisan bakery. Suburban Chicago itineraries feature group-friendly attractions, dining and entertainment in Lake County, McHenry County, Geneva, Aurora, the North Shore, Chicago’s Southland and the Oak Brook area.