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Walkersville Dinner Train, Frederick and Historic Gettysburg - June 27 - 29, 2014
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Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This tour is filled with something for everyone train rides, history, attractions, unique shopping and lots more. You will spend one night in the quaint and historic town of Frederick, MD and one night in the Gettysburg.

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Monroeville, PA

Double Room - $449.00
Single Room - $559.00
Triple Room - $449.00

This tour is filled with something for everyone – train rides, history, attractions, unique shopping and lots more. You will spend one night in the quaint and historic town of Frederick, MD and one night in the Gettysburg. You will have plenty of time to explore all the uniqueness of Frederick filled with an old world charm, bricked sidewalks, small town eateries and antique shops – you won’t want to leave this charming area which won a National Main Street award for its beautiful splendor. There are two separate train rides included in this package including one dinner train as you ride the rails along with the area’s newest train, Steam Into History. In Gettysburg, we have included the historic highlights at the informative Visitor Center along with a delicious lunch in Gettysburg’s oldest remaining building which serves as Gettysburg’s most prestigious restaurant.

Tour Itinerary:

June 27 – Today we head to Frederick, Maryland with a lunch stop (on your own) en route. Welcome to this beautiful area of Frederick which will be our host for tonight. Upon arrival in this lovely town, we will first visit the Frederick Visitor Center for a welcoming – you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings in this impeccably kept downtown area which won a National Main Street award. There will be time to look through the exhibits at the Visitor Center about Frederick County and view the Emmy-award winning documentary movie about your surroundings. Next is check-in at our host hotel to freshen up before our evening out. Within a very short drive, we will arrive at the Walkersville Scenic Railroad Station built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1800’s. You will then step aboard the Walkersville’s richly restored dining car where you will enjoy a served meal with gracious service in a grand setting – step back in time and immerse yourself as you relax on this leisurely ride and soothing background music while dining…a lovely and unique experience for all – this is how life used to be ! (D)

June 28 – Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning, we have allowed some free time in the downtown area where you can explore and enjoy the abundance of shops, antique shops, eateries and museums as you wish. Downtown Frederick boats a walkable retail area filled with independently owned shops, many housed I historic buildings. You will find just what you want with items hand-picked by store owners to suit customers like you. You will have time for a relaxing lunch at your choice of restaurants and eateries. For lunch, you will be able to sample the fare as you wish, at one-of-a-kind restaurants downtown with the local food scene featuring American and International specialties. Enjoy casual and fine dining, indoor and outdoor dining spaces with everything from comfort food to cutting-edge cuisine. The restaurants, located in historic buildings, offer balcony or garden-view dining, elegant architecture and cozy spots for people-watching. Early this afternoon, we will say goodbye to this little gem of a town, and travel on to our next stop at the Steam Into History Train. You will enjoy a 2 hour train excursion along the same rails that carried President Lincoln from Washington to Gettysburg to deliver one of the greatest speeches in American History, the Gettysburg Address. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the rolling countryside, much as it was in the late 1860’s as you relive Civil War railroad history. Our motorcoach will be waiting when we arrive back at the station as we drive to our last overnight in the historic town of Gettysburg to check in. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and attractions and you are free to enjoy as you wish – a free summer evening in Gettysburg. (B)

June 29 – Breakfast included at your hotel. This morning, we will visit the Gettysburg National Park Museum and Visitors Center which will provide a full insight of the importance of Gettysburg and its place in history. Here, we will spend some time experiencing one of the largest and most important Civil War collections brought to life through three inspiring venues with sights and sounds of the Battle of Gettysburg and Civil War. This center features relics of the Battle of Gettysburg and personalities who served in the Civil War, interactive exhibits and multi-media presentations that cover the conflict from beginning to end. You will view the movie “New Birth of Freedom” (which is narrated by award winning actor, Morgan Freeman), a state of the art feature film shown exclusively here. You will experience the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama painting with a light and sound show which surrounds visitors in the final fury of Gettysburg and Pickett’s Charge. Lunch will then be included at the historic 1776 Historic Dobbin House Tavern – Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic home which is beautifully and authentically restored, serving as a lovely colonial restaurant for all visitors to the Gettysburg area. Four Score and Seven years before the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg (1776), Reverend Alexander Dobbin (from Ireland) came to America and the New world to begin a new life. It is here he built this new home for himself and his large family which ended up with 10 children of his own. Shortly after his arrival in America, he became Pastor of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church located just a mile out of what is known as Gettysburg. Today his home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is what is known as the Dobbin House Tavern Restaurant…you will dine amidst these historic walls with gracious service which brings back the sounds and tastes of two centuries ago – enjoy your unique dining experience ! Departure for home after lunch. (B, L)

Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Butler, PA 6:30 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot
Kittanning, PA 7:00 AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Natrona Heights, PA 7:45 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where white lines are
Monroeville, PA 8:30 AM Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, lodging for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 1 historic lunch, 1 dinner train, 2 different train rides, all touring and admissions as listed in itinerary.

For more details call Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750!

Terms and Conditions:


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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.