3 TRAIN RIDES, 3 SHOWS AND MORE
Offered By: Coach USA
This tour consists of destinations and activities that we here at Gad-About love most.
Operates: Oct 23 2017
Tour Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $658.00
Double Room - $598.00
Triple Room - $578.00
Quad Room - $578.00
One of our favorite places to travel in the beautiful Fall season is West Virginia where magnificent mountain scenery abounds thru-out this picturesque state. A special way to enjoy it all is by rail, so we've included 3 train rides, plus added an extra day this year to include even more of the wonderful things in this area. Be sure to 'get on board' if you love relaxing in beauty!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Three Nights Accommodations
- 8 Meals (WOW!)
- 3 Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
- 3 Dinners
- 3 Train Rides
- 3 Shows
- All Other Touring and Activities as Listed Below
- Luggage Handling and Taxed.
Day One: We point our "Leaf-Peeping" coach towards the “The Mountain State” known as West Virginia. Eighty percent of the state is forested with over 110,000 square miles of hardwood forest, wind-swept mountains and photo-perfect valley landscapes. As a fun way to start off our adventure, we'll stop in at West Virginia University for a unique ride on the PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) People Mover. If you've never ridden one, you're in for a fun and interesting treat! Continuing on to Elkins, West Virginia nestled in the heart of the West Virginia mountains, we'll check into the Isaac Jackson Hotel, our home for the next 3 nights. Then it's off for an evening at the popular Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater with a delicious meal and high energy variety show of family-friendly music and comedy. From country to bluegrass to rock & roll, there's something for everyone! A great beginning to a great trip! Meal: (D)
DAY TWO: This morning we're joined by a local guide for a tour of this beautiful area, ending at the Elkins Depot where we'll board the New Tygart Flyer for a rail ride featuring and "S" curve tunnel, a 1,200 foot deep canyon, and a high bridge over the meandering Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. This vintage diesel powered train provides a 4-hour, 46 mile round trip to the High Falls of the Cheat located in one of the most remote and pristine settings in the region. During the ride, enjoy a deli lunch on board. Back at the Depot, we journey to the wonderful American Mountain Theater where reserved seats await for their "History of American Music" show - a whirlwind of popular musical styles of the 20th Century. It's an audience favorite that includes everything from Louis Armstrong, to Early rock and roll, disco and even Elvis - great fun! Dinner is included at a local favorite restaurant, and then we're in for another treat at the Theater for their premiere show that was awarded the "Certificate of Excellence". From Gospel harmonies to classics and hilarious comic impersonations, you'll be amazed at the unbelievable musical talent of the professional cast of entertainers, rivaling anything you can see in Branson, Missouri or Pigeon Forge! Our folks love it here! Meals: (B, L, D)
DAY THREE: Away we go to the National Radio Observatory for a tour - you won't believe this fascinating place ... it's more than you ever thought! Next we'll enjoy some more mountain beauty as we travel to Cass Depot with a delicious box lunch to eat en route. The Cass Scenic Rail Road is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass. Many of the passenger cars are refurbished old logging flat cars - neat! This 2-hour steam engine trip takes you to Whittaker Station, located 4-miles up the track from Cass. It's the location of the authentic logging camp, recreated by volunteers, where we'll have a 30 minute layover to enjoy the views. Back to our hotel to refresh, and then a lovely dinner is included at the majestic Graceland Restaurant, poised on the hillside of the beautiful campus of Davis and Elkins college with a twenty-mile view of the scenic mountains. What a wonderful ending to a picturesque day of Fall Fun! Meal: (B, Box L, D)
DAY FOUR: This morning, it's "All Aboard" to experience one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence as we ride the Durbin Rocket. Old #3 is one of only three operating geared logging trains on earth. This 55-ton antique was built in 1910, and today you'll hear her puff and whistle her way along the winding Greenbrier River offering scenic views in the Monogahela National Forest. Our coach waits for us back at the station to begin our return trip home, refreshed and relaxed from four days of true "Mountain Magic"! Meal: (B)
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All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.
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