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Ride the Rails of Ohio - August 1 - 3, 2014
Star New for 2014! Star
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This tour highlights three separate train rides, all with their own personality, including the unique Cincinnati Dinner Train as you step back in time. Throughout the itinerary you will enjoy some train related touring and local attractions to complete a wonderful three day trip !

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


Price:
Double Room - $572.00
Single Room - $687.00
Triple Room - $572.00

Tour itinerary:   

August 1 – We depart early this morning and head to Ohio with a stop for an included lunch before we board the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad. Relax on this old time passenger train that takes you on a leisurely ride through the foothills of Appalachia. This ride will carry you over century-old-right-of-way which is listed on the national Historic Register. Late this afternoon, we will arrive at our hotel near Cincinnati for the next 2 nights. There are several options near the hotel to enjoy dinner on your own as you please. (L)

August 2 – Breakfast included at your hotel. We will then meet our guide for a great day of touring starting with some of the sights right in the great city of Cincinnati. Christened the “Queen City” by Longfellow, you will learn about the influence of the early immigrants here, find out how many “hills” there are here and enjoy the beautiful parks and fascinating architecture. You will also see where they filmed such movies as Rain Man, Little Man Tate, Down And Out In Yonkers, and a Rage in Harlem. You will love the tour at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal built as Cincinnati’s main street station in the early 1930’s. This giant half dome structure which is the largest in the world offers the largest tile mosaics in the United States. It is now the home of the Museum of Natural History, the Historical Society, and the Children’s Museum as well as an operating train station. By late morning, we will arrive at Mainstrasse Village for lunch on your own where you can choose from a variety of restaurants, German, English, Cajun, Continental, Fast food, etc. You will then have time to explore this village populated by Germans in the mid-19th century. Check out the shops and the Carroll Chimes that displays the Pied Piper of Hamlin on the hour. Our next touring stop will be at the EnterTRAINment Junction which fits into our train theme. This attraction boasts the largest indoor model train layout in the WORLD with more than 2 miles of track with 90 G-scale trains. You will step into yesteryear upon entering through a 19th century streetscape and train depot featuring 17-foot mounts and 11-foot waterfalls! It will be a unique experience for all. Then get ready for tonight’s dining experience as we arrive at the Cincinnati Dinner Train featuring finely restored 1940’s vintage dining cars, equipped with a full service cash bar and music as you travel through Cincinnati while dining. Relive the past as it used to be with fond memories of the 40’s era – enjoy ! (B, D)

August 3 – Breakfast included and we will check out. By mid-morning we will arrive for our last nostalgic train ride on the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad as it travels through Warren County inviting you to reminisce and capture moments of the past. Walk through the train to the open-air gondola and listen to informative the conductors describe about railroad history and operation during the ride. Lunch is included at the nearby historic Golden Lamb Inn which has been host to a dozen U.S. Presidents and countless celebrities of the years. This is Ohio’s oldest Inn located in the picturesque town of Lebanon, used in the filming of the movies, Harper Valley PTA and Milk Money. There will be time to shop and browse in this fascinating town before we depart for home after a wonderful train adventure. (B, L)

Departure Details:

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 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

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations for 2 nights near Cincinnati, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, all touring and admissions as described, 3 separate train rides.

Call for additional details - 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.