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Autumn Mountain Magic & Trains of West Virginia - October 17 - 19, 2014
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
One of our favorite places to travel in the beautiful fall season is in West Virginia where magnificent mountain scenery abounds throughout this picturesque state. A special way to enjoy it all is by rail, so we’ve included three train rides, plus some of our other favorite things to do in this area! Read through the itinerary and get on board if you love relaxing in beauty!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Departs From: TBA


Price:
Double Room - $683.00
Quad Room - $663.00
Single Room - $713.00
Triple Room - $663.00

Tour Itinerary:

October 17 – With time to get-acquainted with our new travel friends, we point our deluxe coach towards the "The Mountain State" known as West Virginia. Eighty percent of the state is forested with over 110,000 square miles of hardwood forest, wind-swept mountains and photo perfect valley landscapes. Enjoy a box lunch as we make our way to our first stop at the New River Gorge Visitor’s Center with opportunity to take a picture of the magnificent New River Bridge, America’s highest vehicular bridge and the world’s 2nd longest single arch bridge. The views are awesome! On to Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, home to one of West Virginia’s most undeveloped and scenic lakes. Take in this gorgeous setting as we cruise along the peaceful waters of the lake on a delightful touring boat with the WV Mountains as our backdrop, followed by dinner at the Resort. We continue our journey to Elkins, WV where we’ll check into our hotel for the next two nights after a day of beautiful Autumn touring. (L,D)

October 18 – Two train rides await us today! We’ll depart the Elkins Depot on the Cheat Mountain Salamander II, named in honor of the endangered species that lives exclusively along its route. The Salamander takes you through West Virginia’s Cheat Mountain wilderness with a light lunch included along the way. Wildlife is frequently seen during the course of the excursion, including black bear, turkey, bald eagles and whitetail deer. Next we’ll experience the sights and sounds of one the rarest steam locomotives in existence on the Durbin Rocket. Old #3 is one of the only three operating geared logging locomotives on earth. This 55-ton antique was built in 1910, and today you’ll hear her puff and whistle her way along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in Northern Pocahontas County offering scenic views in the Monongahela National Forest. Arrive back in Elkins in time for a delicious dinner at the Railyard Restaurant at the Elkins Depot in Town Square. This evening, we take our seats at the new American Mountain Theater and enjoy good clean comedy and musical performances by some of the finest entertainers around. Our folks love our visits here! All in all, a great day of Fall Fun, to be sure! (B,L,D)

October 19 – "All Aboard" as we drive to Cumberland, MD where we’ll travel back through time aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. During our 3-1/2-hour ride, we’ll climb through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains. A narrator will be aboard to provide information about the views, history, and culture along your route. There will be a layover in Frostburg where you’ll enjoy an included lunch, watch them turn the engine on a turntable, and browse the shops on Frostburg’s Main Street. Our coach waits for us back at the station to begin our return trip home, refreshed and relaxed from three days of true "Mountain Magic" (B,L)

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 2 nights accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 3 train rides, boat ride, all touring and activities as described, luggage handling and taxes.

Call for reservation soon! This sells out quickly! Butler Motor Tours 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750!

Departure details: TBA

Hosted by Gad-About Tours


Terms and Conditions:

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:

Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).

REFUND PROTECTION PLAN:
Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.

SMOKING & ALCOHOL:
To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

CANCELLED TOURS:
Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.

LUGGAGE:
The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.

ADA NOTICE:
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.