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Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive - August 7 - 9, 2015
Star Special 75th Anniversary pricing - holding at last year's rates! Star
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
In 2011, the Shenandoah National Park celebrated its 75th Anniversary which was dedicated on July 3, 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt by his words – “With the smell of the woods and the wind in the trees, they will forget the rush and strain of all the other long weeks of the year, and for a short time at least, the days will be good for their hearts and for their souls”.

Operates: Aug 7 2015
Tour Length: 3 DAYS
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Monroeville, PA


Price:
Double Room - $399.00
Single Room - $499.00
Triple Room - $399.00

In 2011, the Shenandoah National Park celebrated its 75th Anniversary which was dedicated on July 3, 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt by his words - "With the smell of the woods and the wind in the trees, they will forget the rush and strain of all the other long weeks of the year, and for a short time at least, the days will be good for their hearts and for their souls". It is simply a beautiful area to travel through. We will also spend time at Charlottesville visiting the historic 1784 Michie Tavern including a very special 18th century tavern lunch! Join us for this special itinerary we are sure you will love.

August 7 - We will depart our home towns today and head south towards Virginia - be sure to bring your cameras on this one so you can capture the natural beauty along the way. This afternoon we will arrive at Front Royal where we will enter the magnificent Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park - sit back - take it all in - enjoy a picturesque drive like no other. In addition, there are at least 50 species of animals within the park area and possibly we will come upon them during our travel to see them in their natural habitat. After a scenic ride, we will arrive in Charlottesville late this afternoon where we will check in at our lovely local hotel which will be our home for the next 2 nights. A welcome dinner will be included at a local restaurant - welcome to Charlottesville! (D)

August 8 - Breakfast included. This morning we will arrive at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the home that Jefferson designed and built for himself and his family. We will tour inside the home of our third president which is an architectural masterpiece filled with his own inventions. You will marvel at the plantation grounds and gardens during our visit. We have allowed plenty of time for you to enjoy everything this venue has to offer. Be sure to dress comfortable today so you can partake in everything that Monticello has to offer. We will once again step back in time for a complete 18th century experience with an included lunch at Michie Tavern (located next to Monticello) complete with delicious southern fare. The historic Michie Tavern once served as the social center of its community and accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging. This Virginia Landmark completely captures 18th century life with servers dressed in period attire serving delicious and hearty meals in a rustic tavern setting - truly a great experience. After lunch, we will be given a tour of this tavern filled with great history. There is also a shopping opportunity here with 4 different and unique shops to enjoy. Late this afternoon we will arrive at Ash Lawn, the home of our 5th president, James Monroe. This is a 535 acre working farm and performing arts site. This historic house was owned by President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe of New York, from 1793 to 1826 and they made it their official resident from 1799 to 1823 - remarkable history which still stands today. Step in the steps of the 5th president of the United States and walk as they did. After a fascinating afternoon filled with history, we will then arrive back at our local hotel with some time to relax after a full day. Dinner is on your own this evening as you wish. (B, L)

August 9 - Breakfast included. We will then say goodbye to Charlottesville and head a bit north to beautiful Luray, home of Luray Caverns which has been renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders for more than 130 years. Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visits by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination. Visitors of all ages can enjoy this visit as your tour is conducted from well-lighted paved walkways which lead you through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal- clear pools. There will be time for lunch on your own at the Caverns Café or nearby eateries before we continue towards home. HOLDING 2014 RATES TO CELEBRATE OUR 75TH ANNIVERSARY FOR 2015! (B)

Cost Per Person: $399.00 double/triple $499.00 single

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging at Charlottesville, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, full Monticello tour, lunch and tour at historic Michie Tavern, Ash Lawn Tour, Luray Caverns.

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
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 LOCATION CHANGE: 40 Highlands Mall Drive (off Freeport Road – Old Route 28), Natrona Heights, PA. HIGHLANDS MALL (the same Wal-mart Plaza as before), Park Between Dunham’s And Goodwill.
Please Do Not Park To The Right, By Wal-Mart.
 
Monroeville, PA 8:00 AM Monroeville Mall located off Business Rt 22 Light Pole # 32, between Firestone Building & Macy's, near bus stop shelter

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL BUTLER MOTOR TOURS 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.


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