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West Virginia Music & Rails 2021
Featuring Two Live Shows and Four Scenic Trains
 6 Days • 11 Meals

Motorcoach Holiday

Visit the Sherman House Museum, birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman. Ride the sternwheeler Valley Gem for a narrated cruise along the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and spend three nights in Elkins, WV and have dinner at one of their elegant 1890’s “timber” mansions. Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad, the Cheat Mountain Salamander, take the coal-fired Durbin Rocket and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway on a 6-day motorcoach holiday.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 13 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Ride the sternwheeler Valley Gem for a narrated lunch cruise along the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers
  • Spend three nights in Elkins, West Virginia and have dinner at one of their elegant 1890’s “timber” mansions
  • Ride the Cass Scenic Railroad over the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to Whitaker Station
  • Tour the Green Bank Astronomy Observatory
  • Dinner at Smoke on the Water followed by a live show at the Randolph Art Center
  • Ride the Cheat Mountain Salamander through the wild, mountain wilderness to the beautiful High Falls of the Cheat River
  • Take the coal-fired Durbin Rocket, a 1910 steam locomotive following the Greenbrier River through Monongahela National Forest
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the live entertainment of the Mountain Memories Show Band, serving up music, family-friendly comedy and amazing dancers
  • Ride the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway for a relaxing train excursion through Ohio’s autumn foliage
  • $30 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart for Ohio
Begin your journey by traveling into Ohio for the first overnight. Enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D
Day 2  Narrated Lunch Cruise Aboard the Sternwheeler Valley Gem
Depart Columbus this morning and make your way to the river town of Marietta. Here, you climb aboard the sternwheeler Valley Gem for a narrated lunch cruise along rivers once navigated by George Washington. Later, arrive in Elkins, West Virginia where dinner is at one of Elkins’ elegant 1890’s “timber” mansions. Meals: B, L, D
Day 3  Cass Scenic Railroad, Green Bank Observatory and Randolph Art Center
Today, you ride the Cass Scenic Railroad over the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber. 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 cross to the next valley filled with satellite dishes. This is the Green Bank Astronomy Observatory which you will tour. Dinner tonight is at Smoke on the Water, located along a scenic trout stream, followed by a live show at the Randolph Art Center. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4  The Salamander, Durbin Rocket and Gandy Dancer Theater
The day begins aboard the Cheat Mountain Salamander as you take off for a ride through the wild, high mountain wilderness of West Virginia. See beautiful High Falls of the Cheat River, scenic wilderness, unspoiled forests, tree-topped mountain vistas and boulder-strewn white-water rivers. In the afternoon, board the coal-fired Durbin Rocket, a 1910 steam locomotive pulling authentic 1920s-era coach cars.

Follow the free-flowing Greenbrier River through the scenic Monongahela National Forest. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the live entertainment of the Mountain Memories Show Band, serving up music from the 50s, Motown, Gospel and Patriotic, along with family-friendly comedy and amazing dancers. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Leave West Virginia behind this morning and travel to Nelsonville, Ohio. Here, climb aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and sit back to enjoy the ride as you weave your way through Ohio’s scenic autumn foliage. Later, arrive at your hotel. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been arranged by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Travel Home
Travel across Ohio to arrive home with wonderful memories of your journey aboard West Virginia and Ohio’s scenic trains. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1 & 5  Drury Inn, Columbus, OH
Days 2 - 4  Holiday Inn Express, Elkins, WV
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room
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