Depart with us to Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum, where Bible history comes to life! One of the most well-known stories of the Bible is the story of Noah’s Ark. Join us as we also travel to Williamstown, Kentucky and experience one of the most well-known stories of the Bible – Noah’s Ark. Climb inside and explore the Ark and its contents – built to the specifications as given in the Bible. As a bonus, this tour falls during the Ark Encounter’s “40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music Series
Depart with us to Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum, where Bible history comes to life! One of the most well-known stories of the Bible is the story of Noahs Ark. Join us as we also travel to Williamstown, Kentucky and experience one of the most well-known stories of the Bible Noahs Ark. Climb inside and explore the Ark and its contents built to the specifications as given in the Bible. As a bonus, this tour falls during the Ark Encounters "40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music Series!" Have the opportunity to hear the teaching of Dr. Johnny Hunt and enjoy the music of The Whisnants and the Mylon Hayes Family in the Answer Centers 2,500 seat auditorium the day we visit the Ark!
Deluxe Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
Friendly On-board Trailways Host
3 Nights Hotel Accommodations
3 Optional Kickback Receptions
The Creation Museum
The Ark Encounter
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Tour
$705 per person Double
$925 per person SingleNon-members add $15
Activity Level 2:
Travelers may be required to walk on uneven surfaces (dirt paths, cobblestone streets or hilly terrain) and up to a distance of 1/2 mile at a time.
Deposit & Final Payment:
A $250 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by June 29, 2021. No refunds will be issued after June 29, 2021.
Day 1: tuesday, august 3, 2021
Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly onboard host and driver then settle in as we travel to Sharonville, Ohio today. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own before arriving at the Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville this evening.
Take part in the Kickback reception available from 5:30-7:00 pm offering many food selections and drinks for your pleasure. The rest of the evening is on your own. If you wish to go out for dinner, Ruby Tuesday and Cracker Barrel are adjacent to the hotel.
Day 2: wednesday, august 4, 2021
After enjoying a hot breakfast at the hotel we depart this morning for the Ark Encounter. As a part of the Ark Encounter’s “40 days and 40 nights of Gospel Music at the Ark” series, you will have the opportunity to enjoy (at no additional charge) teachings from Dr. Johnny Hunt as well as music from the Whisnants and The Mylon Hayes Family in the 2,500 seat Answers Center. It is being billed as the world’s largest Christian music festival.
The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old alike. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky.
Looking up at the massive structure and incredible workmanship of the hull is only the beginning of your encounter with the Ark. Their commitment to historical accuracy and artistic excellence continues indie on three decks full of beautifully crafted teaching exhibits that will insp8ire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.
Be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. See what their living quarters may have looked like, what they could have brought on board, and even what kinds of clothing they wore.
Find out how Noah and his family might have lived on the Ark, from cooking food to sleeping, recreation, and even gardening! There are hundreds of legends from around the world that are all centered on a worldwide flood. Did these legends originate in an actual historical event? What happened to Noah, the animals and the Earth after the Flood? Find out the answers to these questions and more at Ark Encounter.
Lunch is included while at the Ark today with a voucher provided to each person to enjoy at leisure. We depart late this afternoon to return to the hotel for the Kickback Reception, or dinner, on your own at a nearby restaurant.
Day 3: thursday, august 5, 2021
Enjoy a hot breakfast before departing the hotel for the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. You do not need to be a Catholic to be enthralled by this beautiful cathedral! From the outside, it is modeled slightly after Notre Dame in Paris, complete with the French Gothic architecture guarded by 26 gargoyles and the many arches. Inside is even more impressive with its many stained-glass windows. At one point, it had the largest stained-glass window in the world measuring 67 ft. high by 24 ft. wide.
The cathedral contains two pipe organs. In the south transept gallery stands the pipe organ designed and built specifically for the cathedral by Henry Willis III during his tenure at the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois in 1933. Originally three manual keyboards, a pedal keyboard and 43 ranks of pipes, this instrument was renovated and enlarged in 1982.
The mosaics of the stations of the cross are made from 80,000 tiles from Italy! The basilica also includes marble flooring, sanctuary and Baptismal.
Depart the cathedral mid-morning for the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum shows why God’s infallible Word, rather than man’s faulty assumptions, is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world. This 75,000-square-foot facility allows families to experience earth history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Nearly 150 exhibits feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God’s word. The museum also boasts a fun-filled, 200-seat special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a petting zoo, nature trails, and lots more.
At the heart of the Creation Museum is a chronological retelling of biblical history in seven parts called the Seven C’s. Guests step back in time, beginning with Creation, and fast-forward to Christ’s return. Along the way, they see how God’s Word provides the big-picture answers for our most difficult questions, whether about science, the Bible, or our personal relationship with God.
The history of the Bible vividly comes to life at the world-class Creation Museum. On your walk-through biblical history, you’ll encounter a realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Flood dioramas, stunning video displays, and much more. Prepare to believe! Enjoy lunch while at the Creation Museum at your leisure with an included lunch voucher.
Depart the Creation Museum this evening and return to the hotel in time to enjoy the Kickback Reception with a complimentary variety of hot and cold foods as well as drinks, including some beers, wines, and cocktails. If you wish, you could have dinner on your own at one of the adjacent restaurants.
Day 4: friday, august 6, 2021
Enjoy one last hotel breakfast at the hotel this morning before we hit the road and head for home! Enjoy rest and refresh breaks along the way, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own, before arriving back home this evening.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, IA CASI|| 1035 W Kimberly Road |
Center for Active Seniors
|Davenport, Iowa|| 8727 Northridge Drive - Burlington Trailways Bldg. |
1st right past Blain's Farm & Fleet; on the left
|Ft. Madison, IA|| Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot |
1st Street & Avenue E
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61 |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington|| West Burlington, IA Westland Mall |
South Lot by AmericInn
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