NEW FOR 2014!!
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This is an all inclusive Ozarks Vacation and we are so happy to offer this brand new package which includes so much more than we’ve ever done including new venues to enjoy. Highlights will include Eureka Springs historic tour, the new Holy Land tour, The Great Passion Play, various shows, Crystal Bridges Tour, Branson Scenic Railroad, Ride the Ducks, Silver Dollar City and more !
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA
Double Room - $1,259.00
Single Room - $1,559.00
Triple Room - $1,259.00
This is an all inclusive Ozarks Vacation and we are so happy to offer this brand new package which includes so much more than we’ve ever done including new venues to enjoy. Highlights will include Eureka Springs historic tour, the new Holy Land tour, The Great Passion Play, various shows, Crystal Bridges Tour, Branson Scenic Railroad, Ride the Ducks, Silver Dollar City and more ! Eureka Springs was named one of the top twenty-five small communities in America…where else can you see the largest statue of Christ in North America and see America’s most attended outdoor drama…not to mention the genuine Ozark Mountain hospitality!
July 6 – We start off our adventure heading west with our first overnight at Effingham, Illinois.
July 7 - We continue our lovely trip with arrival at the charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the next 3 nights. We will get checked in before enjoying a wonderful dinner at one of Eureka Springs’ most popular dining establishments which we are sure you will enjoy - welcome ! (B, D)
July 8 - Breakfast is included. Get ready for a great day filled with fun as we start off with a local tour of the Eureka Springs area with our guide. We will then board the special Eureka Springs Historic District Tram Tour which will really give you a great insight to the area. There are normally two stops on the tour where you get off the tram and get to explore the 1886 Crescent Hotel and also a stop at the healing spring, Grotto Spring. You will see and learn about this spring and the other 60 plus springs that made Eureka Springs famous in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.The full length Tram Tour is a very interesting experience. Then it’s all aboard the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway and step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation with a rail excursion including lunch in the dining car. You will experience the elegant flavor of the 1920’s on this collection of vintage rolling stock which is one of the Ozarks largest, providing visitors an authentic and fun experience. There will then be some free time to enjoy the downtown area for an extraordinary shopping experience where winding mountain streets are lined with Victorian era storefronts and creative window displays to browse. This impeccably preserved historic town of Eureka Springs is a lovely experience and is the only city in America whose entire downtown district is on the National Register for Historic Preservation. We should then have time to freshen up at our hotel before our evening out starting with the New Holy Land Tour…walk through a life-sized replica of the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem and you will feel as if you are journeying through the actual Holy Land as you experience Biblical life with a full scale replica of the Tabernacle. Dinner will be included before we attend America’s # 1 attended outdoor drama at the Great Passion Play. Performed on a 550 foot stage, this production includes 250 actors, live animals, music provided by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and digital lighting. This awe-inspiring performance under the stars brings to life the glory and triumph of the life, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ including the largest statue of Christ in the northern hemisphere. There will also be time to visit the museums and shops at the Passion Play area. (B, L, D)
July 9 - Breakfast is included. This morning we visit Arkansas’ only water-powered grist mill, grinding healthy, whole grain organic flours and mixes - this is a fascinating story. We will arrive at Bentonville, the location of the Wal Mart Home office (the world’s largest retailer). Our guide will show us the highlights including the main attraction at the Wal Mart Visitors Center which is housed in Sam Walton’s original Five and Dime. There will be time for lunch on your own in the downtown area On The Square. Just north of downtown is the Crystal Bridges Museum founded by Alice Walton in 2011 containing many masterpieces including Walton’s private collection. Another stop on our tour today will be the Mildred Cooper Memorial Chapel - the architectural aspects of this impressive design can’t help but take your breath away including the massive wooden doors and arches along with the magnitude of the building itself. Later this afternoon we arrive back at our hotel to freshen up before our evening out. Another fabulous dinner will be included at one of Eureka’s special restaurants followed by the evening show at Pine Mountain Theater. As the curtain rises, get ready for the most fun filled two hours of non-stop music and comedy ever presented - you will love this ! (B, D)
July 10 - Breakfast is included. We will say goodbye to this charming area and make a morning stop at the scenic Dogwood Canyon…welcome to this beautiful preserved area. We will take a wonderful 2-hour guided and narrated tram tour through this beautiful area as you ride over many custom bridges and low water crossings. (This tour boasts 6 waterfalls and 17 stone bridges as you ride in the comfort of the tram). Your experienced tram guide will enhance your adventure with an informative glimpse into natural history as you cruise the canyon floor where archaeologists made some fascinating discoveries. Stops will be made at the chapel and one of the main waterfalls for viewing and enjoying. This tour also drives through elk and bison pastures where animals are normally spotted – your tram driver/guide often stops to feed them so passengers can get an up close look at these majestic animals. You will actually be in 2 states on this tram tour - the tour normally stars in Missouri and crosses over into Arkansas and then back into Missouri ! At the end of the tour, a box lunch will be included at their pavilion. We will then continue into Branson in our motorcoach for check in this afternoon. Then it’s all aboard the Branson Ducks for a land and water experience of this town which is fully narrated. The “Ride the Ducks” adventure is fun and exciting as you travel across Table Rock Dam and climb to the top of Baird Mountain which is the tallest point in the county - the view of Table Rock Lake from here is stunning! Dinner is included before we attend one of Branson’s most popular shows at Legends in Concert, the world’s greatest live tribute show. The lobby of the theater is filled with priceless and antique memorabilia and you will take a step back in time and enjoy a fabulous show filled with charisma and talent from the era of Marilyn Monroe to Elvis Presley to popular country music favorites throughout time. (B, L, D)
July 11 - Breakfast is included. Then get ready for a big day at Branson’s famous Silver Dollar City which is overflowing with over 40 live shows daily along with an abundance of dedicated craftsmen and artisans using techniques passed down through generations. Lots of eating establishments are available throughout the park as you can enjoy your time as you wish. As a Golden Ticket Awards winner, Silver Dollar City shows have been rated among the best in the entire theme park industry. Enjoy your leisure day. (B)
July 12 - Breakfast is included. We will arrive at the Branson Scenic Railway this morning where we will board the Branson Scenic Railway for a roundtrip excursion through beautiful Ozark foothills and tunnels on Branson’s most classic attraction. Experience the luxury of rail travel from yesteryear. Your train is fully enclosed, climate controlled and fully narrated with restrooms and concession car available. After your ride, we will say goodbye to the Branson area and make a stop for an included lunch just outside of Branson at the famous Lambert’s Café - otherwise known as the “home of the thrown rolls”…enjoy your dining experience ! Our last overnight will be at the Effingham, Illinois area. (B, L)
July 13 - Breakfast is included. Arrival home today after a great Ozark adventure. (B)
|Butler, PA||6:00 AM||Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot
|Kittanning, PA||6:30 AM||Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
|Natrona Heights, PA||7:15 AM||Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where white lines are
|Pittsburgh, PA||8:00 AM||Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
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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.
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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.
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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.