TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018: Our motorcoach arrives at 6:45 AM to Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Road, Elyria, where we will load luggage and passengers. We depart at 7:00 AM. An early morning breakfast stop at a fast food restaurant will hold us over until we arrive at the CREATION MUSEUM at noontime. Our group will venture through biblical history as we tour the state-of-the-art Creation Museum. We will view stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, petting zoo and more. The planetarium is not included in our cost, but is available for an additional cost on you own. Lunch will be on your own at NOAH'S CAFÉ, which is located within the museum. Late in the afternoon we will check into our hotel, the COMFORT SUITES RIVERFRONT in Newport, Kentucky. Our evening will be spent aboard the popular BB RIVERBOATS. The CAPTAIN'S DINNER CRUISE offers a magnificent meal, narration on the history of the river, and dancing.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018: After breakfast, we will depart our hotel for a tour of the beautiful ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF THE ASSUMPTION. The basilica was built at the turn of the 19th century and its most striking feature is all the stained glass inside. In total, there are 82 stained glass windows. The Stations of the Cross are made of tiny mosaic tiles by artisans from the old country and the Gothic design offers gargoyles and arches. There are three pipe organs and often concerts are held for the community. We will then visit MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE where we will view the CARROLL CHIMES BELL TOWER and enjoy the story of the Pied Piper through the chimes and figures. Of course, the highlight of our trip is our visit to THE ARK ENCOUNTER. The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind, historically themed attraction presenting a number of historical events centered on Noah's Ark as recorded in the Bible. This is an experience like no other. From the moment the Ark comes into view, you will marvel at its massive size. The ark is seven stories tall and a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber frame structure in the world. You'll experience close encounters with stunning animals, some real and some recreations, and view fascinating exhibits. Enjoy a buffet lunch at EMZARA'S KITCHEN. On our way home, there will be a stop at a fast-food restaurant for dinner, which is on your own. We will arrive back to Lorain County Community College approximately 11:00 PM.
PRICE OF TOUR: $310.00/per person - double occ. $291.00/per person - triple occ.*
$377.00/per person - single occ. $281.00/per person - quad occ.*
* These rooms have 2 double beds.
A deposit of $40.00 per person is required with reservations. Full payment is due by April 13, 2018.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS: April 3, 2018
CANCELLATION FEE: On or before April 13, 2018 - $40.00
Between April 14 and April 24, 2018 - $125.00
Between April 25 and May 1, 2018 - No Refund
There is no refund for any unused portion of the trip.
The price includes deluxe motorcoach transportation: 1 nights' accommodations; all admissions; 1 breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner; and an escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. will accompany the group. All other meals are at the expense of the passenger.
Make check or money order payable to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to: Footprint Tours, Inc., 401 Broadway Suite B, Lorain, Ohio 44052.