7 Day Best of Niagara Falls, Canada
It’s a short drive to Beckley for a stop at Tamarack—the nation’s firststatewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing The Best of West Virginia. Their Taste of West Virginia food court, managed by the Greenbrier, serves delectable meals and desserts. After lunch we continue to Washington, Pennsylvania our destination for the night.
We continue north through Pennsylvania into Buffalo, New York to Niagara Falls, New York for a buffet luncheon at the historic Red Coach Inn, overlooking the spectacular Upper Rapids and just 1500 feet from the American Falls. Soak up the experience of being closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible, on a spectacular Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds tour. The journey begins with an elevator ride 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Clad in a souvenir rain poncho and sandals, you’ll follow a tour guide over wooden walkways to the Hurricane Deck, less than 20 feet from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. On the deck, you’ll experience tropical storm-like conditions, getting doused with the spray from the rushing waters. Next, we cross the In- ternational Border into Niagara Falls, Ontario for a two night stay.
Today we enjoy the sights of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side including a stop at one of the world’s largest floral clocks—40 feet in diameter and formed by more than 25,000 plants. We will ride the legendary Maid of the Mist to the very base of the Falls. Afternoon free for shopping, browsing or trying your luck at the Casino. In the evening we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Skylon Tower.
We cross the International Border this morning returning to our homeland and continue south through Buffalo into Ohio stopping for lunch in the Cleveland/Akron area before continuing to Dover, Ohio to visit Warther Carvings and Gardens. You will be amazed at the train carvings made of solid ivory, ebony and walnut. Visit Freida Warther’s Swiss gardens and view her collection of over 73,000 buttons. The Warther knife shop is a part of the tour and is the exclusive home of Warther kitchen cutlery. It’s a short drive to the Wilmot/Sugar Creek area in the heart of Ohio Amish country for a two night stay. A delicious Amish style dinner is included this evening.
We travel into the backroads of the largest Amish community in the world. Sample over 60 different types of cheese!!! Visit and tour an actual working 1800’s Amish farm and home reminiscent of the waythey first lived when they came to America. We will enjoy an Amish lunch with time for shopping in the many speciality gift shops and bakeries while in the Ohio Amish country.
We arrive for lunch on your own at the state-of-the-art Creation Museum Restaurant. At the museum, venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. The Creation Museum’s beautifully themed gardens and three-acre lake invite guests to enjoy a mile of paved and accessible trails. Take a walk over half a dozen bridges for a unique view of the gardens and a variety of waterfalls as you explore the beauty of God’s creation all around you. The unique suspension and floating bridges are ready to delight young and old. At the end of the sixth day, God called everything He had made “very good”. See a variety of animal kinds as you stroll through the family-friendly petting zoo, which is designed to give guests a hands-on experience with God’s amazing creatures. Walk through biblical history as you explore the stunning Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, and the Tower of Babel. Learn how the Bible, the history book of the universe, provides the starting point for science. Encounter Life-Size Dinosaur Bones—Creationists love dinosaurs and dinosaur bones because they confirm the truth of the Bible. The Stargazer’s Room in the Creation Museum features a Digistar 5 digital projection system—providing a full-color, high resolution planetarium environment that is truly awe-inspiring. We will spend the night in Newport, KY.
This morning it’s a short drive to Williamstown, Kentucky to visit the Ark Encounter. Prepare to be blown away as you explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. This massive ship with 3 decks depicts the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark with interactive exhibits & zoo. Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. Be transported back in time to meet Noah and his seven other family members, who lived aboard the Ark and cared for all the animals during the Flood. We will enjoy a buffet luncheon at Emzara’s Kitchen, the Ark Encounter’s two-story casual restaurant, with a spectacular view of the Ark. We continue to Knoxville ending our tour.