Almost Heaven West Virginia

2024 Motorcoach Holiday | Price from $2299

6 DAYS  •  13 MEALS This six-day motorcoach and scenic train tour of West Virginia takes you on a journey through some of the state’s most beautiful scenery. You’ll ride historic trains, visit the Greenbrier Bunker, a Cold War-era fallout shelter, and enjoy meals at local restaurants and a mansion. Other highlights include the Green Bank Observatory and a dinner show.

Tour Itinerary

Days 1 & 2: Arrive in West Virginia

After an overnight and welcome dinner in Kentucky, come to the luxurious Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. Here, embark on a tour of the now declassified “Bunker” hidden beneath the resort. Built between 1958 and 1961 this 112,544-square-foot bunker was intended to secure US lawmakers from nuclear attack during the cold war era. In Lewisburg, dinner is at a small-town restaurant serving up big town American cuisine in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Meals: B, 2 D

Day 3: Cass Scenic Railroad and Timber Baron’s Mansion

Travel through the rugged West Virginia mountains to the picturesque town of Cass which has remained unchanged since its founding in 1901. Here, board the Cass Scenic Railroad for a ride to Bald Knob, the third highest point in the state. Feel the rumble and hear the hiss of the restored steam locomotive as you travel up the mountain, through two switchbacks to view the open fields and Whitaker Station. Enjoy your sack lunch as you climb the mountain. Then, check in to your hotel for the next two nights. Tonight, dinner is included at Halliehurst Mansion. Built in 1890 by oil and timber baron Stephen Benton Elkins, the mansion features a wrap-around porch and is punctuated with towers, turrets, dormers and chimneys. Meals: B, L, D

Day 4; Greenbrier Wilderness Train and Green Bank Radio Observatory

Travel to Cass this morning to board West Virginia’s newest scenic train. Enjoy an exciting excursion into the wilderness of the Greenbrier River Valley aboard the Greenbrier Wilderness Train. Be on the lookout for the bald eagles, osprey, black bears and coyotes which inhabit the area. Enjoy your included lunch onboard the train. Cross to the next valley filled with satellite dishes. This is the Green Bank Observatory where you will tour the facility. Dinner tonight includes live entertainment of the Tribute to Musical Legends Dinner Show at the Gandy Dancer Theater where performers pay tribute to Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash. Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: New Tygart Flyer and Hofbrauhaus

This morning climb aboard the New Tygart Flyer for a wilderness excursion. The Flyer climbs along the cascading Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls, accessible only by train. There is also a unique “S” curve tunnel, a bridge and unspoiled mountain views. A box lunch is included on the train. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at Hofbrauhaus featuring delicious food served in a fun German atmosphere. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Travel Home

Travel home today filled with your West Virginia memories. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 13 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • Take the interesting Bunker Tour hidden beneath the Greenbrier Hotel
  • Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad over the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to Whitaker Station
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at an elegant “Timber Baron” mansion
  • Ride the new Greenbrier Wilderness Train through the scenic and rugged Greenbrier River Valley
  • Tour the Green Bank Observatory
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the live entertainment of the Tribute to Musical Legends Dinner Show at the Gandy Dancer Theater
  • Ride the diesel-powered New Tygart Flyer as it climbs along Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to High Falls
  • Farewell dinner at Hofbrauhaus

Hotel Accommodations

Day 1 – Fairfield Inn, Ashland, KY
Day 2 – Fairfield Inn, Lewisburg, WV
Days 3 and 4 – Holiday Inn Express Railyard, Elkins, WV
Day 5 – Drury Inn and Suites, Columbus, OH


September 25, 2024 | $2,299

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