Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This year’s theme celebrates the patriotic spirit that unites us as Americans. During this hopeful season we are reminded of the blessings of freedom, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives.
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA
Double Room - $544.00
Single Room - $646.00
Triple Room - $544.00
This year’s theme celebrates the patriotic spirit that unites us as Americans. During this hopeful season we are reminded of the blessings of freedom, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. Family and friends gather to share old traditions and create new ones. Strangers exchange smiles and tidings of good cheer. Be a part of this holiday celebration with three totally different Christmas shows for 2014. One highlights the beauty of the sounds of World Choir Game winners, one is a Holiday Revue with highlights of Neil Diamond and his holiday sounds PLUS a dynamic musical display that offers the joyful sounds of the holiday season….two different LIGHT DISPLAYS and holiday happenings galore! Some activities will be outside so please take weather related items as highs could be in the 40s and evenings could be in the 20s so coats, scarves and gloves will be needed. Some vendors at the Christmas Show on Thursday do not accept credit cards so have cash available for that evening!
December 3 – This afternoon we will arrive at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY with plenty of time to tour the Creation Museum at our leisure. Experience history in a completely unprecedented way at this state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot museum where the pages of the Bible come to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s River. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop of many of the settings. Walk through the Garden of Eden coming face to face with a sauropod, a dinosaur of incredible dimensions. Introduce yourself to our chameleons. Walk through the Cave of Sorrows and see the horrific effects of the Fall of Man. The area within the museum has been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction with each of the 160 exhibits. Several parts of the museum including the stunning forty-foot high portico with its cliff wall and floor-to-ceiling glass windows flaunt open spaces and remarkable designs. At dusk we will have the opportunity to take in The Creation Museum Christmas Town – catching a glimpse of the amazing events that surround the wonder of our Savior’s birth. For dinner we will head to Legacy Hall within the Creation Museum for an old fashioned Christmas dinner with all the fixins’. Following this scrumptious holiday feast, we will enjoy the 90 minute Sounds of the Seasons revue with a barbershop quartet style of cappella performance. This world-class chorus just won numerous awards at the World Choir Games and performed all across the United States. Songs include many favorites such as It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, We Need a Little Christmas Medley, White Christmas, Do you Hear What I Hear?, Jingle Bell Rock, Twas the Night Before Christmas, the Secret of Christmas and much more! Following the performance we will depart the museum for our hotel with a later evening check in at Covington, Kentucky area. (D)
December 4 – Following an included breakfast at our hotel, we depart for Laurel Court. We enjoy the grand experience of Laurel Court during the holiday season taking guests back 100 years as they will consider themselves guests of the Thomson family. Learn interesting historical facts and image the delight of this mansion bedecked in holiday splendor. Bring your camera as pictures are permitted in the mansion and on the grounds. From here we depart for Oasis Country Club for the famed Vendors Mart we will enjoy shopping for items great for stuffing stockings (many vendors do not accept credit cards). After shopping we will enjoy a holiday delicious lunch. Following this delicious holiday dining experience, we enjoy the Denny Diamond Trio….A Neil Diamond Spectacular Christmas Show. Their trademark show-stopping production numbers feature music for the holidays and from the illustrious career of Neil Diamond including Cherry, Cherry Christmas and You Make it Feel like Christmas. After this wonderful afternoon entertainment, we continue our holiday adventure at the world’s largest train display at EnterTRAINment Junction! Here we will dine on a large assortment of wonderful appetizers for dinner. This holiday celebration creates a holiday of glow with lights, decorations, holiday music, Christmas train layouts; a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol creates a memorable journey. When we enter the beautiful 1930s-era Main Street cityscape all will be decked out in a warm ambiance of holiday lights, Christmas trees, wreaths, gifts and colorful bunting and holiday entertainment is included with Tammy Powell the one with Vim and Vigor. Don’t miss the Christmas Journey through the interactive train display which is made up of 25,000 square feet, 90 trains and two miles of tracks with two holiday journeys. A Christmas Carol transports visitors to the time of Charles Dickens where they become part of his classic holiday story featuring holiday music, theatrical lighting and holiday décor. Authentic period costumes, memorable characters and beautiful decorations greet visitors as they experience the enduring tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a way not seen before. After this enchanting experience we depart for Sharon Woods to enjoy the light display with more than 250,000 lights gracing a mile-long drive through a wooded setting. From Santa and his reindeer, a 45 foot stocking with elves, a 36 foot Holiday Castle, a 250 foot Tunnel of Lights and a 16 by 8 foot American flag which anchors a patriotic Christmas tree grove of 20 trees adorned in red, white and blue lights. After viewing this spectacular display of lights we return to our hotel. (B, L, D)
December 5 – Enjoy an included breakfast before checking out of our hotel and heading to Bern’s Garden Center where we will tour the center and learn about the myths and misconceptions of poinsettias as well as enjoy thousands of Christmas gift ideas, trees, wreaths and much more. Everyone will enjoy a 10% off coupon off their purchase PLUS receive a free Christmas poinsettia all wrapped and ready to travel! From here we will travel to the beautiful Bryan Palace which will be decorated with holiday flair! Enjoy another full holiday lunch while listening to the Sound of the Seasons with piano music. Once we have finished at Bryan Palace we will board our bus and head for home. (B, L)
|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
Please note: This itinerary requires participation in outdoor activities. Please note weather related items should be taken such as coats, gloves and scarves as highs could be in the 40s and lows could be in the 20s.
For questions, please 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.
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.