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Geneva-on-the-Lake, Bridges & Railroads - June 2 -3, 2014
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
Ashtabula County, including Geneva-On-The-Lake in Ohio is filled with the most wonderful things to see and do and it is the home of America’s longest covered bridge as well as being Ohio’s First Summer Resort. Your lovely overnight accommodations will be included at the Lodge at Geneva conveniently adjoining to Geneva State Park which has beautiful paved walkways to enjoy a walk in the park if you

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 2 Days/1 Night
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA


Price:
Double Room - $289.00
Single Room - $365.00
Triple Room - $289.00

Tour itinerary:

June 2 - Today we head to Ohio’s most lovely corner in Ashtabula County near Geneva-on-the-Lake. Our first stop will be at the Ridgeview Farm and Country Market located in the Amish Country where the owners are proud to share the history of this real working farm - visit the farm market with produce in season. Our guide will meet us and take us on a wonderful day of touring throughout this county. Other stops today will include the Amish Home Craft & Bakery where we will learn how the Amish have their wedding right in their homes as well as other interesting facts. Mrs. Miller also normally has a home made treat for us during our visit. Middlefield Cheese will be another stop today which will include a home made bag lunch for everyone. Here you will also be able to visit the museum and see how the cheese industry has changed over the years. Taste samples as you browse through this lovely store. We will also step back in time at the End of the Commons General Store which is the oldest operating general store in Ohio as well as a very popular landmark. Our guide will narrate about the area as we travel along today. Later this afternoon, we will check in at our charming lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake which is connected to the scenic Geneva State Park and borders Lake Erie. There are lovely paved walkways and paths for those interested in a stroll through the park along the water – beautiful scenery to take in. We will then enjoy an included dinner at one of this area’s many wineries at the Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant to top off a delightful day. This evening’s dinner is a festive event and always loved by all with delicious food along with wine tastings – fun ! We will arrive back at our lovely lodge for a free evening to enjoy as you wish. You may want to take a walk from your hotel in to the “strip” area which is normally filled with outside nightlife, shops and eateries. (D)

June 3 - Your breakfast is included this morning as you enjoy a leisure morning at the lodge. We will meet our guide once again and visit more landmarks in the area including a few of the many covered bridges, all with their own individual history. The Smolen Gulf Bridge claims the distinction of being the longest covered bridge in the nation and the fourth longest covered bridge in the world. It includes covered walkways on each side for those wishing to stroll across its 613 feet as it spans 93 feet above the scenic Ashtabula River. It was dedicated in August 2008 when completed at a cost of eight million dollars. The shortest covered bridge is located in this same county and you will have a chance to see it as well. There will be time for lunch and browsing at the friendly Ashtabula Harbor. After lunch, we arrive at the historic Jefferson Depot Village as you step back in time to the 1800’s and stroll through this preserved living history village with several historic buildings including the general store, one-room schoolhouse and church. Later this afternoon, it’s all aboard the AC&J Railroad for a train ride through scenic woodlands and farmland between the quaint villages of Jefferson to Carson. After our train ride, we will head for home after a wonderful visit to Ohio’s Most Lovely Corner ! (B)

Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Pittsburgh, PA 6:30 AM Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
Natrona Heights, PA 7:30 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where the white lines are
Kittanning, PA 8:15 AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Butler, PA 8:45 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot

Cost includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, lodging for one night at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, 1 breakfast, 1 bag lunch, 1 dinner, guided touring, several covered bridges in Ashtabula County including the longest and the shortest bridge, Ridgeview Farms, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, free time to visit the Geneva-on-the-Lake strip as you wish, free time at Ashtabula Harbor, Historic Jefferson Depot Village, AC & J Railroad train ride and all stops described in itinerary.

For more information please call Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750


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.