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Motor Coach Tour

The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Monday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Highlights:  (Inclusions subject to change)

- Two Hour Riverboat Cruise with Gospel Performance
- Talk to the Animals Show
 - The Ark Encounter
 - The Creation Museum
 - City Tour
 - Two Nights Lodging
 - 2 Breakfasts / 2 Dinners
 - Luggage Handling
 - Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
 - Trip Cancellation Insurance Available upon Request
 
Departures:
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 7:00 AM / Return 8:00 PM
- Lowe’s, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 8:00 AM / Return 7:00 PM

Monday, September 25
Today we enjoy a nice drive as we travel to Covington, KY. This afternoon we will arrive at our hotel, Holiday Inn Riverfront.  Dinner is included tonight at Washington Platform Restaurant.  Following dinner we will “Talk to the Animals” Bob Ford - Folklore and Fun.  This lighthearted performance will be told in folk stories and songs from around the world.  Sing-a-long with favorites like “The Unicorn ”, “All of Gods Critters got a place in the Choir”, “Down by the Riverside”, “Froggie went a courtin'”, Everything is Beautiful”, “Gonna Build a Mountain”, along with lesser known songs from world cultures. Instruments will include banjo, guitar, tin whistle and Indian flute. All will combine to create a fun-filled interactive performance.    (D)  
Tuesday, September 26
Start the morning with a full hot breakfast buffet in restaurant area.  Depart and head south to Williamstown, KY to tour the brand new attraction The Ark Encounter.  The full sized replica of Noah’s Ark is a massive wooden structure (the largest wooden timber structure IN THE WORLD) and is a full sized replica of Noah’s Ark (510 feet long and more than 50 feet tall-before the “fin” is added (four floors).  The Ark includes hundreds of different displays, Noah’s study, living quarters, exhibits, cages, storage vessels, props recreations of how Noah and his family may have lived, animals and even an animatronics version of Noah that will answer questions.  Offering the same quality of Universal Studio’s and a ONE OF A KIND IN THE WORLD structure.   Be sure to take time to visit the vast gift shop and the petting zoo behind the ARK.    Work will continue on other projects surrounding the ARK including a Walled City, The Tower of Babel, a first century Middle Eastern village and several other similar projects.  Lunch is available on our own at the 1500 seat two story restaurant located aside the Ark called Emzara’s Kitchen.   This afternoon we will meet a local tour guide for a Tour of Cincinnati. Guests will enjoy the “Queen City” and learn about the Garden of Eden with a seven mile view, the historic areas and even where many movies have been filmed including Rain Main. Enjoy a stop at the murals located on the riverfront, a stop at the Worlds Peace Bell and into downtown Cincinnati. The 17 murals are beautifully created that reflect the history of the area. Well worth the look and you get stunning views of the Roebling Bridge, Downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River.  Your tour guide will share the history of each with guests. The World Peace Bell was cast in Nantes, France, this 66,000 pound bell is the largest of its type in the world. In 1999, it was shipped to New Orleans, then barged up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to its current location, where it was rung for the first time at midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999.  After we drop the guide off we will travel to the boat dock in Dayton.   Here we board the Queen City Riverboat for a private evening Dinner Cruise with Contemporary Gospel Music.   Have you ever heard a song that moved you to the point where you wanted to tell all of your friends about it? Well, that’s the type of feeling you may experience when listening to gospel music. By its very definition, the term gospel means ‘good news.’  Enjoy a two hour dinner cruise with music that is sure to get your hands clapping and feet tapping!!  Songs such as, “Put your Hand in the Hand,” “ How Great Thou Art”, “I Believe”, “You will never walk alone”, “Go tell it on the Mountain”  “Oh Happy Day”, “Spirit in the Sky” and so many others.      (B, D)
Wednesday, September 27
Enjoy full hot breakfast buffet in the restaurant area before departing for the Creation Museum.  This 70,000 square foot “walk through history” museum is an alternative to the evolutionary natural history museums. See how its interpretation of the Bible - the “history book of the universe” - provides an account of the beginning of all things. Guests will take a journey through a visual presentation of the history of the world, based on its 7 C’s of History - Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation, where they will discover an interpretation of how science confirms biblical history. The themes of the exhibits resound in the various theater presentations: The Last Adam, Six Days of Creation, Men in White (special effects) – all three included with admission, and Star Gazers Planetarium.  There is an added charge for the Planetarium, where shows vary seasonally. In addition you can visit the beautiful seasonal Botanical Gardens - with a mile of walking paths, the Petting Zoo, and extensive Gift Shop.   Lunch is available on our own at Noah’s Café or the many kiosks available throughout the complex.   Then, time to reflect on the unique places visited & sites seen as the countryside rolls by on our return home.    (B)


Tour Cost:
$580.00 per person - Double Room
$688.00 per person - Single Room
$550.00 per person - Triple Room

Deposit of $200.00 due upon reserving
Balance due by August 21, 2017    



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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.