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The Wonder of Christmas

The Wonder of Christmas

Featuring the Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter

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Featuring the Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter

Experience The Wonder of Christmas at the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.  Marvel at the full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark, 510 feet long and more than 50 feet tall at the Ark Encounter.  The Ark is a self-paced tour and contains 3 levels of exhibits-Before the Flood, During the Flood and After the Flood.  As the night falls upon the Ark, encounter the wonder of ChristmasTime, Noah’s Ark and the gardens illuminated in a sea of rainbow-colored lights, gift shopping including an extensive fair-trade market, a stroll through Ararat Ridge Zoo and more. 

 

“Walk through history” at the Creation Museum.  This 70,000 square foot museum is an alternative to the evolutionary natural history museums.  Guests will take a journey through a visual presentation of the history of the world, bases on its 7 c’s of History – Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation, where they will discover an interpretation of how science confirms biblical history.  In the evening, stroll through the botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights at ChristmasTown.  With a live Nativity as the event’s focus on the museum’s beautifully decorated grounds, ChristmasTown presents the true meaning of Christmas as it provides guests a glimpse into the amazing events surrounding the wonder of Christ’s birth. Enjoy a petting zoo, festive treats, ice skating (additional charge) shopping and much more.

 

** Tour requires a lot of walking.

 

Departure Date:

Tuesday, November 29 - Friday, December 2, 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Depart for Florence, KY.

Check into your host property, the Hampton Inn - Florence KY for a 3 night stay. Guests will be rewarded with the utmost in hospitality and personal comfort. This property offers guests a welcome of warm cookies while luggage is being delivered to rooms. Room amenities include Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron, ironing board and Hairdryer. Fitness Center, Snack Shop, Business Center, Washer and Dryer onsite. Dinner on own. Property is within walking distance of Cracker Barrel, Applebee's, and Rafferty's which are all within the same parking lot of the property.

Wednesday, Nov 30

6:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel is included to begin your day.

Depart for The Rookwood Pottery Co.
Experience the beauty and intricacy of Rookwood Pottery first hand on the Rookwood Factory and Market tour! Join a knowledgeable guide that will share the intriguing history of Rookwood Pottery in the Queen City, and you will learn the story behind the famous name. See the greatest craftsman at work and find out what makes each piece of Rookwood Pottery so very special.

HOLLY JOLLY MUSIC JAMBOREE LUNCHEON CRUISE on the Ohio River with live CHRISTMAS MUSIC. The sounds of the reason for the season comes ALIVE with the entertainment of VIGOR (From old classic Christmas songs to more popular holiday music) this will definitely warm your heart. It's a celebration of the SEASON guaranteed to get you in the spirit!
Cruise offers climate controlled main level and an outside viewing area which has a covered roof but sides are open- great for pictures. Buffet lunch with choice of two entrées: Pulled Pork Sliders w/Cole Slaw, Petite Chicken Salad croissants, Macaroni & Cheese, Saratoga Chips, Pasta Salad, Fruit and Brownie bites with peppermint topping for dessert. Cash bar available.

Arrival at Creation Museum
Your ticket includes admission into the museum, gardens, petting zoo and all shows as well as ChristmasTown festivities. PLANETARIUM tickets are also included.
Enjoy a Holiday Dinner (other options available) at Noah's Café. Guests will receive a voucher for a meal including a drink.

5:00 p.m. ChristmasTown OPENS and is INCLUDED ALONG WITH YOUR visit to the CREATION MUSEUM. Stroll through the museum's botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights.





B, L, D

Thursday, Dec 1

6:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.- Breakfast at the hotel is included to begin your day.

Meet your local tour guide at the hotel for a driving tour of Cincinnati.

Tour of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, a one-third replica of the Notre Dame, in Paris.

Enjoy Lunch at the Washington Platform Restaurant, which was opened in 1860 as the Johan Armleder Wine and Lager Beer Saloon.

After lunch enjoy the Ark Encounter.
Enjoy a Holiday Dinner buffet at Emzara's Kitchen.
As the night falls upon the Ark, guests will encounter the wonder of Christmas enjoying an unforgettable evening of festive lights, gift shopping including an extensive fair-trade market, a stroll through Ararat Ridge Zoo and more.

B, L, D

Friday, Dec 2

6:00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel is included to begin your day.
Depart for home

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person:

$834.00 pp Double Occupancy

$759.00 pp Triple Occupancy

$721.00 pp Quad Occupancy

$1053.00 pp Single Occupancy

 

Package Includes:

· 3 Nights Hampton Inn Florence, Florence, KY

· 3 Full Breakfasts 

· 1 Riverboat Cruise Luncheon

· 1 Lunch       

· 2 Dinner Vouchers

 

Highlights:

· Rookwood Pottery Co.

· Holly Jolly Music Jamboree Riverboat Luncheon Cruise

· Creation Museum

· Cincinnati City Tour

· Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Tour

· Ark Encounter

 

· Hotel Taxes and Baggage Handling

· Local Tour Guide Service and Gratuities

· Tour Fully Escorted by an R&J Tours Company Representative

· All-Inclusive Motorcoach Transportation

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
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