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Holidays At Ark Encounter & Creation Museum 2023

Holidays At Ark Encounter & Creation Museum 2023

Celebrate the holidays with a trip to explore and experience the Ark Encounter & ChristmasTime and the Creation Museum including ChristmasTown and the Star Christmas Show in Stargazer Planetarium. Additional tour highlights include a scenic luncheon cruise, guided tour of Rookwood Pottery Factory and admission to see one of the largest portable model train layouts at Cincinnati Museum Center.

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Celebrate the holidays with a trip to explore and experience the Ark Encounter & ChristmasTime and the Creation Museum including ChristmasTown and the Star Christmas Show in Stargazer Planetarium. Additional tour highlights include a scenic luncheon cruise, guided tour of Rookwood Pottery Factory and admission to see one of the largest portable model train layouts at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Package Includes:  

3 Nights' Lodging, 3 Breakfasts, 1 Luncheon Cruise, 3 Dinners, Guided Tour of Rookwood Pottery Factory, Holiday Riverboat Cruise, Admission to the Creation Museum Including Christmastown and The Christmas Star Planetarium Show, Admission to Cincinnati Museum Center, Admission to the Ark Encounter and ChristmasTime, Baggage Handling and Transportation

 

 

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our additional tour date for the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum that has a slightly different itinerary: 

 

 

Dates & Departures:

May 15-18, 2023 - Departs:  York Springs, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Hanover & York

 

July 25-28, 2023 - Departs:  York Springs, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Hanover & York

 

Nov. 27-30, 2023 - Departs:  York Springs, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Hanover & York

 

 

 

 

***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1

Celebrate the holidays with a trip to explore the Ark Encounter & ChristmasTime and experience the Creation Museum, Christmastown and The Christmas Star Planetarium Show. You depart PA and have meal and rest stops enroute to Covington, Kentucky where you check in to the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront (859-291-4300) for a three-night stay. The hotel features an outdoor seasonal pool, fitness center, business center, onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge and coin-operated guest laundry. Guest room amenities include a mini refrigerator, coffee/tea maker with complimentary supplies, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Dinner is included at the hotel with the remainder of the night to relax and unwind.

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DAY 2

A delightful breakfast is included at the hotel before you board the motorcoach and depart for a guided tour at Rookwood Pottery Factory. Since the first pieces were pulled from the kiln on Thanksgiving Day in 1880, their artists have continued Rookwood's 140-year tradition of transforming earthen material into works of art. Take a behind-the-scenes-tour and experience the magic behind Rookwood, their rich history, and the evolution of style that is Rookwood today. Next, climb aboard one of BB Riverboats vessels for a two-hour cruise featuring games, entertainment and a delicious lunch. While cruising down the mighty Ohio River, enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views of Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Upon arrival back at the dock, you will travel to Petersburg, KY where admission is included for a self-guided experience of the Creation Museum and Christmastown, as well as admission for the Stargazer Planetarium Christmas Star Show. The Creation Museum brings the pages of the Bible to life featuring over 140 state-of-the-art exhibits divided into uniquely configured spaces that allow for personal interaction. On your walk-through biblical history, marvel at the realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Dr. Crawley's Insectorium, Flood Dioramas, stunning video displays and Ebenezer the stunning full-size Allosaurus. Learn about the 7 C's of history including Creation, Corruption and Catastrophe and explore the Creation Museum's newest Exhibit - Borderland: Israel in the Time of Jesus. It greatly aids in putting the entire New Testament in context for guests and makes them excited to return home and re-read it. Experience Christmastown, tour the dazzling lights, reflect on the true meaning of the season at the live nativity, do some unique gift shopping and more. Also, admission is included in the Stargazer Planetarium for the Christmas Star Show. What was the mysterious "star in the east" that heralded the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men? Discover the truth about this special star in museum's first 4K planetarium show with stunning 3D scenes. Dinner is included at the museum before you return to the hotel to retire for the night.

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DAY 3

Breakfast is once again included at the hotel. Afterwards, you travel to the Cincinnati Museum Center, a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal which is an historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. You will have time to explore the various museums that feature permanent and temporary displays complimented by a collection of more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives. One particular display that draws families' year after year to the center is the Duke Energy Holiday Train display. Since 1946, families have gathered to watch as miniature locomotives and railcars zip around snowbanks and crowded streets. They've poured over the scenes of people dragging home freshly-cut trees, pushing cars up snow-covered hills and crowding the rail station. Track-level views reveal intricate details of the display, where over 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives steam past anxious passengers waiting to board while cars sit with snow to their hubcaps and the perfect trees strapped to their roofs. This holiday train exhibit is one of the largest portable model train layouts, and you have to see it to believe it! Lunch will be on your own today. This afternoon, you will have admission included to the Ark Encounter. The largest timber frame structure in the world and an engineering masterpiece, the Ark stands seven stories tall and spans 510 feet long (equivalent to a football field and a half long), 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, enter Noah's world and tour three decks filled with scores of stunning exhibits that will allow you to experience what his life may have been like while on the Ark. According to the Bible, Noah's Ark was a safe haven for representatives of all kinds of air-breathing land animals and flying creatures. Ark researchers estimate a maximum of around 7,000 animals were on board, and Noah and his family still had sufficient space for food, water and other storage. How did Noah fit all the animals on board? How did Noah care for all the animals? How did Noah build the Ark? These questions and much more about the year-long global Flood may be answered in the mind-blowing and thought-provoking exhibits. Get your camera ready to photograph the life-sized Noah's Ark, the Lake and the gardens illuminated in a stunning sea of rainbow-colored lights in the Ark's presentation of ChristmasTime. Dinner is included while at the Ark. Following your memorable visit to the Ark Encounter, you return to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 4

Wake to breakfast included at the hotel before you check out and depart for home with joy in your heart from a wonderfully, memorable experience. Meal and rest stop will be made along your journey back home.

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ALL WOLF TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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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Camp Hill Capital City Mall - Behind JCPenney's
3506 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill, PA
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Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
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Hanover Hanover - Petco Shopping Ctr, 416 Eisenhower Dr
Park in small parking area to the left of Petco
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York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
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York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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