Price for this Tour

Single-$1950
Twin- $1325
Triple-$1270

7 Meals Included

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Additional Information

6-day tour from these cities departing one day earlier: Attalla, Decatur and Huntsville, AL and Lexington, KY. Add $130 to the above prices for twin and triple and $150 for single.

Dates

October 20, 2018
October 19, 2019

We depart Knoxville this morning traveling through Virginia and into
West Virginia stopping for lunch in Beckley at Tamarack—the nation’s
frst statewide 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. From glass,
or pottery to furniture and Appalachian quilts, Tamarack features West
Virginia’s best handicrafts, regional specialty foods, live performances and
craft demonstrations. We leave Tamarack traveling through Babock State
Park, located 20 miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge, the park is
known for the Glade Creek Grist Mill. Our next stop is the New River
Gorge Bridge, one of West Virginia’s best-known road features. The bridge
spans 3,030 feet in length, is the second highest bridge in the US, at 876
feet, and the arch length of 1700 feet makes it the longest steel single arch
span in the world. Our destination for two nights is Davis, West Virginia
and the recently remodeled Canaan Valley Resort. Dinner is included this
evening at the resort.

This morning we travel to Elkins and board the Tygart Flyer—a classic
streamlined passenger train. The 23-mile trip features breathtaking moun- tain scenery and an 1,800 foot long tunnel built on an “S” curve tunnel
deep in the wild heart of West Virginia. Highlights include high bridges,
waterfalls and remote canyons. and miles of unspoiled mountain views.
Vintage diesel-powered locomotives climb along the cascading Shavers
Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls of Cheat pulling comfortable
climate-controlled passenger coaches. Trip includes a 30-45 minute stopover
at the Falls and an on-board cold sandwich buffet. We return to Canaan
Valley for our last night.

Our tour continues today south through West Virginia to the magnifcent
Greenbrier Resort with their newly opened Casino for a two night stay.
The Greenbrier’s 6,500 acre estate is located in the beautiful Allegheny
Mountains of West Virginia at White Sulphur Springs, with a natural
beauty no other resort can match. There are formal gardens, refreshing
streams, rolling hills and priceless paintings and art treasures you
would expect to see in a museum. Dinner is included this evening in
the main dining room.

This morning you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast, with time to relax
and enjoy the many facilities available at the Greenbrier, including golf,
Spa and Mineral Baths, gift shops, indoor pool and much more. We will
also tour the Bunkers of the Greenbrier which were formerly the Government
Relocation Facility built to house the leadership of the United
States under the Eisenhower Administration between 1958 and 1961
in the event of nuclear war. The secrecy of its location was maintained
for more than 30 years until May 31, 1992 when the Washington Post
published a story effectively exposing it. The bunkers are a protected
substructure buried 720 feet into the hillside under the West Virginia
Wing of the hotel. It is surrounded by ceiling and walls that are threeto-fve-feet
thick reinforced concrete. In addition, there is 20 to 60 feet
of dirt cover between the substructure and the West Virginia Wing. The
facility has four entrances, each protected by a large steel and concrete
door designed to withstand a modest nuclear blast approximately 15-30
miles away. Included within the facility are 44 separate locations with
153 rooms making up a total of 112,544 square feet of space on two
levels. The facility was equipped with it’s own power plant, cafeteria
and kitchen to feed 400 people at one seating, 18 dormitories on two
levels with each dormitory to sleep 60 persons, one 12-bed ward, medical
and dental operating rooms, x-ray area, laboratory, intensive care unit,
examining rooms and pharmacy, vaulted records storage room, lounges,
exhibit hall, laundry and two conference rooms. Dinner included again
this evening in the dining room.

This has been a truly wonderful tour to the fabulous Greenbrier Resort
made possible by Knoxville Tours. We thank you for traveling with
Knoxville Tours.

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