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Fall Skyline Drive Fantasy - October 11 - 13, 2014
Star New for 2014! Star
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
Visit Winchester, Virginia the home of the annual Apple Harvest Festival, enjoy Skyline Drive along the Shenandoah National Park, and see Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello on this fall foliage adventure!

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

Double Room - $369.00
Quad Room - $449.00
Triple Room - $369.00

Tour itinerary:

October 11 – Today we head south to Winchester and home of the annual Apple Harvest Festival at the Orchards. Here you will find lots to do with craft vendors, farm market, huge bakery, apple cider donuts, wagon rides and more. Enjoy lunch on your own at the festival. Winchester is Patsy Cline’s home town and we will then visit the nearby Visitor Center to view a video on the area and enjoy Patsy Cline memorabilia along with other exhibits of the area. Our tour guide will then meet us and take us on a fascinating guided driving tour of the area including history and narration and interesting background about Patsy Cline’s home town. (Patsy Cline resided in Winchester from 1948 – 1953, longer than at any other house associated with her in the Winchester and Nashville areas…and she returned to it intermittently until her singing career began in 1957. The tour will include drive-bys of her home, radio station where she once sang, and more. Her house serves as a proud testament to Patsy’s love of family and her influential relationship with her mother who helped launched Patsy’s career. We will then check in at our local hotel for the evening before enjoying an included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (D)

October 12 – Breakfast included. Our lovely fall tour will continue on to Luray Caverns, some of the most beautiful and breathtaking caverns in Eastern America which has become and internationally acclaimed destination for visitors. This "must see" U.S. Natural Landmark is a paved and well-lit attraction with walkways that lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns and crystal clear pools. Luray Caverns is noted as being a "fairyland in stone" by National Geographic and renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. There will be time for lunch on your own after the tour. We will then enter one of the most scenic driving journeys in the U.S. – Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. There is nothing like Skyline Drive in the fall – be sure to bring your cameras! Skyline Drive is not just a road through the park…it is a way to experience it. You will pass rock cliffs and vistas, hopefully see various wildlife, drive through tunnels of trees and more. Every step is stunning so absorb the view and take it all in. The 35 miles per hour speed limit allows us the opportunity to truly enjoy the ride with all the views offered. Later today, we arrive in Charlottesville, Virginia where we will check in at our local hotel followed by a delicious included dinner at one of Charlottesville’s restaurants. (B, D)

October 13 – 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. 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. Departure for home after lunch as we enjoy more fall scenery en route home. (B, L)


Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Butler, PA 6:15 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot
Kittanning, PA 6:45 AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Natrona Heights, PA 7:30 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where white lines are
Monroeville, PA 8:15 AM Monroeville Mall located off Business Rt 22, Light Pole # 32, between Firestone & Macy's and near bus stop shelter

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging (1 night in Winchester and 1 night in Charlottesville), 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, all touring and admissions as described.

For additional information call Butler Motor Tours 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.