Ark Encounter/Creation Museum

Join us for a trip of biblical proportions!  The highlight being the ARK Encounter.  This is a one-of-a-kind, historically themed Noah's Ark recreation, located in Williamstown, KY.  In an entertaining and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on Noah's Ark as recorded in the Bible.  This full sized replica of the Ark is 510 feet long and more than 50 feet tall.  The Ark includes hundreds of displays and exhibits with props depicting life on the Ark.  Animal animations and a talking version of Noah will help answer questions about what life was like aboard this massive vessel. Then stop for a visit to the 70,000 square foot Creation Museum.  This museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings.  Interact with each of the 160 exhibits.  Creatures great and small inhabit the three gardens that accentuate the landscape at the Creation Museum, and 500 varieties of plants fill the gardens and lakes within the museum and its grounds.  In addition, the group will tour Cincinnati, Ohio and experience the fun and  and much, much more.  All while still enjoying the personal service and years of travel experience you come to expect with All About Destinations!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 (Lunch/Dinner - on your own)
Morning motorcoach departure from Elkins, WV (9:00am) (additional pick-up locations are possible) to begin a wonderful three-day tour that offers a fascinating glimpse into historical and current world events of the Bible. Snacks will be available on board the motorcoach throughout the day as travel takes you west to Covington, Kentucky. Stops will be made throughout the day for lunch on your own and for the necessary rest and comfort breaks. An early evening arrival is planned for a three-night stay at the
Holiday Inn Riverfront, located near the magnificent Ohio River.  Following a welcome reception at your hotel, the remainder of the evening is free to enjoy as you like! We recommend visiting nearby MainStrasse Village, a National Historic District and 19th century German neighborhood featuring unique shops, galleries, pubs, live music and excellent dining choices.


Day 2 (Breakfast/Dinner)
A wonderful breakfast at the hotel is followed by departure with a friendly guide for a morning of touring! Your
guided city tour features a visit to one the top travel destinations in the United States . . . Cincinnati, OH. Commonly referred to as the “Queen City,” learn about the Garden of Eden, the many historic areas and location sites where many Hollywood movies have been filmed. (Rain Man being one of the more popular!) Stops will be made along the tour for picture taking. Visit the 17 murals on the Riverfront, a popular attraction reflecting the important history of the area. A stop will be made at the 66,000 pound World Peace Bell, cast in France (the largest of its type in the world). This morning’s highlight for most will be a tour of the St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, a scaled down replica of the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris, France. This architectural beauty features a Gothic design and 82 stained glass windows, one of which is the largest in the world. Lunch mid-day is on your own in downtown Cincinnati.

The afternoon finds you in Petersburg, Kentucky for a visit to the incredible Creation Museum! The 70,000 square foot self-paced “Walk thru History” museum is an alternative look into the evolutionary natural history museums. Its interpretation of the Bible provides an account of the beginning of all things. A visual presentation is based on the 7 C’s of History - Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation. Here, one will discover through interpretation, how science confirms biblical history. Three absolutely must-see video presentations include . . . Six Days of Creation, the Last Adam and Men in White. You’ll also want to see the Museum’s “Newest Creation” The Christ, Cross, Consummation Exhibit. This incredible exhibit depicts scenes of the nativity, Jesus walking on the water, Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead and the angel rolling back the stone from Jesus’ empty tomb. Outside, take advantage of the walking paths to enjoy the beautiful Botanical Gardens as well as the Petting Zoo, which features many animals relevant to the bible. A delicious Dinner at the Washington Platform Restaurant completes your day. Opened in 1860 as a favorite gathering place for German Immigrants, this historic site has been a myriad of businesses throughout the years. The history is as rich as the food! Return to the hotel for a well-deserved nights rest, following a fun-filled day of touring day!

 

Day 3 (Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner on your own)
Another wonderful breakfast at your hotel (check-out) is followed by departure for Williamstown, Kentucky and the Inspirational New Attraction…
The Ark Encounter! The full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark is a massive wooden structure measuring 510 feet long, 51 feet high and 85 feet wide. It’s also the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark Encounter will transport you back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members who lived aboard the Ark caring for all the animals during the flood. While onboard, visit Noah’s study, his family’s living quarters, incredible lifelike sculpted animals and exotic live animals from around the world. Your expectations will be challenged by the timeless recreations of life on board the Ark. A vast gift shop and petting zoo is also on site for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy lunch on your own at Emzara’s Kitchen, during your stay!  Following lunch, we will head for home.  Your return trip aboard the motorcoach takes in the beautiful scenery along the way, while you reminisce on three exceptional days of tour and travel in Kentucky and Ohio!  A stop will be made for dinner on your own mid-evening in the Huntington, WV area. Estimated time of return is 10:00pm.

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Includes round-trip motorcoach transportation from the Elkins, WV (other pick-up locations possible) 1 ticket – Ark Encounter, 1 ticket – Creation Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Guided Cincinnati Tour, free time at the MainStrasse Village, 2-night accommodations at the Holiday Inn Riverfront Cincinnati, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and all taxes and fees.  Other meals are not included.

 

Trip cost based on a minimum of 45 participants.  All About Destinations reserves the right to cancel trip (with a full refund) if the minimum number of participants has not been reached within 10-5 days of the trip date.  Trip insurance available for additional cost.


 

July 17-19, 2020

Activity Level for this tour:

          Double                       Single

DEPOSIT

$150.00 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

MEETING LOCATION

Elkins Wal-Mart Parking Lot

TRAVEL DISTANCE (ONE-WAY)

333 Miles from Elkins to hotel

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beginning February 1, 2020/July 16, 2020 

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PRICE PER PERSON

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • 2-Night Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling at Hotel

  • Admission to All Listed Attractions

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 1 Dinner

  • AAD Tour Manager

  • All Touring Venues

   $435 Adults              $565 Adults

 

            $425 Children (under 12)

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