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The Ark & Louisville

The Ark & Louisville

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$1,979 per person (Double Occupancy)




Join Yankee Trails as we head North for The Ark Encounter & Louisville KY! We will enjoy 6 nights of lodging, with many sights to experience. During this trip we will visit The Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Off to the race at Kentucky Derby Museum, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Stanley Oaks Plantation, and Road to Tara Museum. With plenty of time on your own, we will also have included six hotel breakfasts, and four dinner. Group dinners – Barwood Bravo Dinner & Show, Hot Brown & Derby Pie Dinner, Belle of Louisville Dinner Cruise, and Antebellum Dinner & Entertainment.



EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:  Book & Pay in full by January 7th, 2024 and receive $100 off per person! (Be sure to mention this discount as it is not an automatic deduction.)


PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires walking/standing. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and cap are recommended, as well as flat comfortable shoes.

Sunday Apr 7th, 2024

Rise and shine! Yankee Trails departs this morning at 6AM for The Ark & Louisville! After a day of travel your group will arrive at the Drury Inn Marietta, GA for the night.

Monday Apr 8th, 2024

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Another Travel day puts your group at the new Hampton Inn Richwood Cincinnati South for a two night stay. Barnwood Bravo Theater & Kellie's Homestead Restaurant. This evening you enjoy family friendly music and all kinds of other fun at the Bluegrass Marketplace! The Barnwood Bravo Theater is the home of live family friendly entertainment in the Northern Kentucky area. The theater hosts local music including Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, Country, Clean Comedy, Contemporary Christian and some older (family friendly) rock and roll. (pending availability and entertainment schedule to be announced). Dinner is included at Kellie's Homestead Restaurant before the show. (B,D)

Tuesday Apr 9th,2024

Visit the Ark Encounter - Today enjoy your visit to The Ark Encounter, it offers a experience like no other. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark
comes into view, to the friendly animals in the petting zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you'll experience the pages of the
Bible like never before. This marvel of engineering is seven stories tall and is a football field and a half long. It is the largest timber frame
structure in the world. Get ready to experience close-up encounters with stunning animals. Some life-like recreations from Noah's day and
many living-and-breathing animals from today.
Dinner on own this evening. (B)

Wed Apr 10th, 2024

This morning you will tour the Creation Museum, it is a chronological retelling of biblical history in seven parts called the Seven C´s. Guests step back in time, beginning with Creation, and fast-forward to Christ's return. Along the way, they see how God's Word provides the big picture answers for our most difficult questions, whether about science, the Bible, or our personal relationship with God. Two Nights Luxury at The Brown Hotel This afternoon you have a short ride to Louisville, KY where you overnight at the 4-Star Brown Hotel. A Louisville legend, the Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corners of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services today's most discerning travelers expect. The hotel also features fine dining as well as Brown Hotel Lobby Bar voted one of the Top 15 Bars in the World with live music nightly. Hot Brown Dinner & Derby Pie - Tonight's "Hot Brown" dinner will be memorable. A dish that was invented, in 1926, here at the Brown Hotel, it is a culinary requisite on any visit to Louisville. It has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Time, and dozens of other media outlets (and cookbook pages) since its' baked-to-perfection debut. (B,D)

Thurs Apr 11th, 2024

Off to the Races at The Kentucky Derby Museum - Start your morning at the Kentucky Derby Museum, filled with a marvelous collection of everything that deals with the pageantry of the annual Kentucky Derby race. Also included: is a walking tour of Churchill Downs and a class on betting. Everyone receives $5000 worth of $$ Horsey Bucks $$ and a "Racing" Program for "The Off to The Races" game. The emcee will provide you with handicapping tips so you can pick a winner. Then armed with insider advice, a racing program, and a fist full of "Money" you make your bets just before the bell sounds on previously taped races. It's contagious excitement, you'll be cheering and laughing with your fellow travelers. Lunch Break at Fourth Street Live! Free time at Fourth Street Live! for lunch on your own. Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, guided historical tours. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky's first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky's native spirit. Your tour includes a demonstration on how to make Kentucky's native cocktail - The Mint Julep. Dinner Cruise Aboard the Belle of Louisville This evening enjoy a dinner cruise and sightseeing on the Belle of Louisville or Mary M Miller (whichever is sailing on this date). With that big red paddlewheel kicking up a whitewater feather trail, you cruise on the mighty Ohio River. (B,D)

Friday Apr 12th,2024

Antebellum Home & Grounds Tour - Late this afternoon you visit Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro. This is an 1839 antebellum house of plain Greek Revival architecture and is representative of the era in which it was built. The house is located in Jonesboro, the very city where Scarlett had to pay the taxes on Tara. Even though Tara only existed in Margaret Mitchell's imagination, she placed Tara in Clayton County, where she visited relatives on her great grandfather's plantation. Many of the stories she heard as a child are in both the book and movie, Gone with the Wind. Clayton County has been named 'The Home of Gone with the Wind'. Just as Scarlett fought to survive the Civil War, so did Rebecca McCord who resided at Stately Oaks when the Union Army converged on Jonesboro in August 1864. We look forward to telling you about the grit and gumption of this family as well as showing you many beautiful antiques from the 1800's. Antebellum Dinner & Entertainment Late this afternoon you enjoy a splendid Southern Evening at an elegant plantation home. The mansion is decorated to reflect the daily life of a bygone era, and is accompanied by an evening with a fine dinner, period musicians and dancing. (B,D) Overnight at Drury Hotel - Morrow, GA This evening into the Drury Hotel in Morrow, GA for overnight

Sat Apr 13th, 2024

Guided Tour Road to Tara Museum - Whether you're a Gone With the Wind fan or history buff, the Road to Tara Museum boasts items from the famous movie and book along with artifacts from the Civil War. See the progression from the real history of the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign and the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to Margaret Mitchell's and Hollywood's Gone With the Wind. Depart for home - After the Museum it's time to travel home. (B)

Tour Includes:

  • Admission to The Ark Encounter

  • Barnwood Bravo Dinner & Show

  • Creation Museum

  • Hot Brown & Derby Pie Dinner

  • Off to The Race at Kentucky Derby Museum

  • Fourth Street Live

  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

  • Belle of Louisville Dinner Cruise

  • Stately Oaks Plantation

  • Antebellum Dinner & Entertainment

  • Road to Tara Museum

  • Six Nights Lodging

  • Six Hotel Breakfasts

  • Four Dinners

  • All Taxes on these services

  • Luggage Handling (as available)


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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Yankee Trails on 441 Yankee Trails, 13731 U.S. 441
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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