scenic country of west Virginia
New River TrainDouble – Club member $934.00 / Non-member $936.00
October 17-20(4 Days) Single – Club member $1,124.00 / Non-member $1,126.00
Days 1 and 2
We travel east today through Illinois and Indiana into Ohio. We are getting closer to the beautiful fall foliage of West Virginia. Day 2: This morning we tour Mosser Glass in Cambridge, Ohio, manufacturer of carnival, vaseline and opalescent glass. Sit back and take in the spectacular fall foliage of the Ohio River Valley as we travel through the river town of Marietta, located at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers. We cross the Ohio River into West Virginia and continue to Parkersburg to enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the renowned Harman’s Restaurant located in the historic Blennerhassett Hotel. We depart Parkersburg aboard an authentic sternwheeler, plying the waters of the Ohio to enjoy a guided tour of Blennerhassett Island. The tranquil island features a beautifully reconstructed 18th-century mansion and horse-drawn wagon rides. Our destination tonight will be Huntington, West Virginia.
Included Meals: Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch
Today we enjoy one of the most breathtaking autumn color rail journeys in the world. The New River Train is an annual autumn excursion aboard a rolling museum of classic restored passenger railroad cars. Our train will travel through the famous Grand Canyon of the East, the 65-mile long New River Gorge in all its fall splendor, where the sole vestiges of civilization are the old C&O railway track, the New River Bridge and the whitewater rafters on the river. At Hinton, we’ll enjoy the annual fall festival in this scenic mountain town. We’ll have lunch on our own and browse the arts and crafts street fair. From here, we’ll board our motor coach and continue to Hawks Nest State Park and dinner overlooking the New River Gorge. Then continue on to Huntington.
Included Meals: Day 3 – Breakfast, Dinner
We travel through the green rolling hills and blazing hardwood forests of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region on our way home today.
Included Meal: Day 4 – Breakfast