4 HOUR SCENIC TRAIN RIDE
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
This trip offers three great shows at three premier theaters and a scenic train ride - WOW!
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $609.00
Double Room - $509.00
Triple Room - $509.00
Quad Room - $509.00
This great package combines wonderful entertainment at West Virginia’s premier theaters along with delightful meals at three different and unique resorts and inns as well as a beautiful countryside train excursion. You’ll love the expansive details in each day as you enjoy all this three day vacation has to offer – delicious meals, great entertainment and exciting scenery and touring throughout.
May 23 – Today we depart our home towns and head south with a late morning stop at the scenic Wisp Resort tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland where the air is cooler and cleaner. During our visit (and weather permitting today) we will take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding areas. (Be sure and bring appropriate jacket so you can enjoy this experience at its fullest! If not ready for the season, there is a chance the chairlift might not be open for our visit, but the resort felt it would be open at time of print – this is subject to change). A delicious lunch will be prepared for our visit as we enjoy all this lovely resort has to offer – just beautiful. We will then continue on our way and arrive at our hotel later this afternoon at the charming town of Elkins, West Virginia which will host us for the next two nights. But the fun is just beginning …tonight, you will enjoy an included dinner at the historic Graceland Inn, designated a National historic Landmark serving wonderfully prepared meals. After dinner, sit back in your seats and get ready for wonderful entertainment at the American Mountain Theater for their premier show where reviewers boast this as the “hottest show ticket between New York and Nashville”. This show is the state’s only Branson-style, family friendly, music and comedy variety show. The cast of seasoned entertainers will keep your toes tapping as you enjoy country music, gospel, bluegrass, patriotic and much more blended together to bring you the freshest sound in the mountains – it will be a lively good time for all. (L, D)
May 24 – Enjoy an expanded continental breakfast. By mid morning we will board the Tygart Flyer Train at the downtown resorted Elkins Depot for a four-hour, scenic train ride featuring two separate mountain grades. This smooth passenger train has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting mountain wilderness excursion rides in the United States. During your ride you will marvel at the spectacular “S” curve tunnel and miles of unspoiled mountain wilderness. The comfortable climate-controlled streamliner train twists and climbs along the cascading Shavers Fork of Cheat River into deep canyon area to the inspirational High Falls of Cheat, an 18-foot high and 150-foot wide waterfall deep in the mountains. A 30-45 minute stop here allows everyone, who is interested, the opportunity to detrain and enjoy the wilderness area around the falls. We highly recommend wearing good walking shoes – there are steps to the viewing area to see the falls so be prepared if you wish to partake. If you do not wish to climb the steps to the falls, you can still get off the train and stretch your legs and enjoy the outside picnic tables in the fresh air. During your time on board the train, a tasty box lunch will be included. (Seating on the train is normally included at tables – for those who enjoy a card game, you are welcome to bring cards or any other game to play on your own with traveling companions if you wish.) We will arrive back at the station later this afternoon just in time to attend the matinee show featuring American Mountain Theater’s “History of American Music” show. Come with us on a whirlwind musical journey highlighting the popular music styles of the 20th century. This fast paced and high energy show is well known to be an audience favorite and you are sure to hear one of your favorite songs. This evening we will enjoy another evening of dinner and entertainment at the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater – delicious fun for all. (CB, L, D)
May 25 – Expanded continental breakfast included. We will then check out and depart for a fascinating demonstration and shopping stop at the Appalachian Glass. Their mission is to keep the tradition of hand made glass alive in West Virginia offering over 500 traditionally produced products from novelty items to elegant stemware and vases – all items are hand-crafted and mouth-blown right in West Virginia. The four -diamond Stonewall Resort will then host us for a lovely lunch today located at Stonewall Jackson State Park. Their talented culinary team creates dishes with a fresh twist on dining making this an exceptional experience for all…enjoy your lunch ! After lunch, we will enjoy a cruise on the Little Sorrel excursion boat on Stonewall Jackson Lake, the 2nd largest lake in West Virginia which is 26 miles long with 82 miles of shoreline. The West Virginia Mountains will provide a breathtaking backdrop during your lovely cruise. We will then head for home after a wonderful visit in West Virginia. (B, L)
THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 2 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Shows
- Train Ride
- Boat Cruise
- 7 Meals:
- 2 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunch
- 2 Dinners
- Touring Mentioned Above
- Luggage Handling and Taxes
This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.
Terms and Conditions:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
- Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
- Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.
TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
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.
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches.
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.