Mid-American Coaches
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Motor Coach Tour

Leaf Peeping & Rails in WV

Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26, 2018

Highlights:   (Inclusions subject to change)

 * Tour the Thoroughbred Center Training Facility
 * Two Train Rides
     - The Cheat Mountain Salamander
     - The Durbin Rocket
 * Gandy Dancer Dinner Show
 * Tour the West Virginia State Capitol
 * Tour the WV Governor's Mansion
 * Dinner Cruise aboard the Mary Ann Miller Riverboat
 * Admission to the Muhammad Ali Center
 * Free time at West Main Street Historic District
 * First Class Lodging for Four Nights
 * Four Hotel Breakfasts
 * Lunch at the Station Two Restaurant
 * Four Dinners including one at
     Graceland or Halliehurst Mansion
 * Luggage Handling (one bag per person)
 - Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
 - Trip Cancellation Insurance Available Upon Request

Featured Area:
- Elkins, West Virginia
 
Departures:
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 7:00 AM / Return 5:30 PM
- Lowe’s, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:30 PM

Monday, October 22 - Depart Missouri this morning preparing for a great vacation.  With rest stops & lunch (on your own) enroute, we will arrive in Lexington, Kentucky, where we will overnight.  Dinner tonight is included at Ramsey’s Diner.    (D)
Tuesday, October 23 - A continental breakfast is included before check out. This morning visit the Thoroughbred Center one of the largest public Thoroughbred training facilities. Watch the morning workouts and visit with racing professionals on a 90-minute guided tour.
Spend two nights in Elkins, West Virginia, located high in the Appalachian Mountains.
Your dinner is in a Timber Baron's Mansion, at either the Graceland or Halliehurst Mansion. Both elegant homes built in 1890's at the height of the timber era.  (B/D)
Wednesday, October 24 - This morning, you begin at the Durbin Depot, here the coal fired Durbin Rocket is bellowing smoke and anxious to start another exciting mountain rail expedition. Built in 1910 this steam locomotive pulls an authentic 1920s-era coach car and vintage wooden cabooses along the free-flowing Greenbrier River. This 10-1/2 mile ride scenic ride is through the Monongahela National Forest.
Following this mornings train ride, enjoy a Plated Lunch at The Station Two Restaurant. After lunch you will also have time to shop for souvenirs at the Rail to Trail Store before your next train ride.
This afternoon you board the Cheat Mountain Salamander’s climate controlled passenger cars for a 2 1/2 hour ride through the wild, high-mountain wilderness of West Virginia. A photo stop is made at the High Falls of the Cheat River. 18 feet tall and 150 feet across this beautiful location is 5 miles from the closest road. After High Falls your train follows the tumbling Cheat through another 21 miles of scenic wilderness. This is unspoiled and uninhabited forest, with gorgeous tree topped mountain vistas, where hardwoods and evergreens grow to the edge of boulder strewn white water rivers.
Your evening entertainment begins with a meal at Elkins’ Newest theater: The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater. In a beautiful new dining room you enjoy a delicious meal followed by the Branson-style show that is filled with high energy family-friendly fun. It’s an unforgettable evening at West Virginia’s hottest theater.     (B/L/D)
Thursday, October 25 - Today we will tour the West Virginia State Capitol. The dome is modeled after the U.S. Capitol dome, though it’s actually five feet taller, and is gilded in 23 1⁄2 carat gold. A guide will take you through this building along with a visit to the Governor's Mansion.
This evening we will enjoy the Mary M. Miller Dinner Cruise. She was named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, who also happened to be the first woman to ever attain her steamboat captain’s license way back in 1884. Originally built in nearby Utica, Indiana, Mary has proudly served in both Kansas City and Savannah, GA. Enjoy sightseeing and a meal while sailing.
Check in to your home for the evening in Louisville, Kentucky.    (B/D)
Friday, October 26 - This morning we will tour the Muhammad Ali Museum in downtown Louisville. It’s a truly fascinating, high tech display presenting the life of an athlete and a man of conviction. Find out why his Olympic Gold Medal is not on display.
Next, we will visit the West Main Historic District. This is a great street to walk up and down, with many museums, restaurants, shops, and a few art galleries. You'll have free time to visit the area and have lunch on your own before departing for home.   (B)

Tour Cost:
$ 1,225.00 per person - Double
$1,525.00 per person - Single
$1,145.00 per person - Triple

Deposit of $200.00 due upon reserving.
Balance due by September 14, 2018




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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.