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Kentucky Pathways & Treasures

Kentucky Pathways & Treasures

Featuring The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum.

Featuring the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum


June 18-24, 2018



  •  Parke County Bridges tour

  •  Bill & Gloria Gaither Homecoming Studio Tour

  •  Creation Museum o Ark Encounter

  •  Shaker Village

  •  "My Old Kentucky Home" Musical

  •  My Old Kentucky Home State Park

  •  Schimpff's Confectionery

  •  Huber's Family Farm

  •  Warm Springs Ranch

  •  14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunch (L), 2 Light Dinner (LD), 3 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director -Elaine DeJong



  • Bloomington-Normal, IL - The Chateau

  • Indianapolis, IN - Drury Inn

  • Hebron, KY - Comfort Suites

  • Bardstown, KY (2) - Hampton Inn

  • Maryland Heights, MO - Drury Inn



DEPARTURE CITIES: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Orange City



$1,589 Double, per person

$1,954 Single

$1,469 Triple, per person



Day 1

Travel Day/Bloomington Normal

Travel with your friends on a short get away to Indiana & Kentucky for an experience of a lifetime! Today you get to meet your new travel mates.

Overnight Bloomington-Normal, IL


Day 2

Parke County Bridges
The charming and rustic setting in Parke County, Indiana boasts 31 covered bridges. Discover the history behind several of these bridges with, of course, photo-ops and tour the county with a local step-on guide. Discover Amish countryside traveling through quaint Parke County.

Overnight Indianapolis, IN

B, L, LD

Day 3

Gaither Homecoming Studio Tour/Creation Museum

Travel to Alexandria, home of Bill and Gloria Gaither, and their Gaither Homecoming Studios. Tour their hometown, visit the studios where countless gospel artists have recorded their music and where lasting "Homecoming" memories are made. Travel on to Petersburg, Kentucky and visit the Creation Museum. Biblical history comes to life as you enter the Time Tunnel. Be transported back 6000 years to the time of creation and the Garden of Eden, then experience history unfold before you through films and displays. Experience the real life gardens as you walk through on foliage adorned paths.

Overnight Hebron, KY

B, L

Day 4

Ark Encounter/Shaker Village

Since the Ark Encounter's opening in 2016, it has been the destination for many adventurers to visit this fabulous attraction. Experience the life size replica, according to Biblical description, of Noah's Ark. Learn through depictions of the flood how Noah and his family filled the Ark with countless numbers of animal life. See how they lived and learn the impact of the Ark and God's promises in today's world. Travel south to Harrodsburg and learn about the life of the Shaker community. Discover the farm, the village and The Historic Centre to learn all about the Shakers, their daily lives, their work, their values and their worship. Gain insights into their fascinating world by strolling through the many original 19th century structures that line the storied village turnpike.

Overnight (2) Bardstown, KY

B, D

Day 5

My Old Kentucky Home State Park & Home/Stephen Foster Outdoor Musical/Old Bardstown Village & Civil War Museum

Old Bardstown Village & Civil War Museum explains the history of this area and the impact of the Civil War in their 5 museums and history village. Visit My Old Kentucky Home mansion in Bardstown, Kentucky for a tour that inspired the song by Stephen Foster. This beautiful historic home features a smokehouse, historic kitchen, carriage house, cabin, and springhouse which are set amongst century old magnolias, maples, and cedar trees. Enjoy tonight's outdoor musical drama about Stephen Foster, America's first great composer at My Old Kentucky Home. Celebrate Kentucky with song, dance, drama and beautiful costumes! Hear your favorite Foster songs, Oh! Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, Camptown Races, Hard Times Come Again No More, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair and My Old Kentucky Home.

B, D

Day 6

Schimpff's Confectionery/Huber's Family Farm

Schimpff's Confectionery & Museum offers us a look at candy making. This unique family-owned candy store still cooks up their confections on turn of the century equipment. Drive on to Joe Huber's Family Farm & Restaurant for your noon lunch - where everything is made from scratch.

Overnight Maryland Heights, MO

B, L, LD

Day 7

Warm Springs Ranch

Our travel wouldn't be complete today without a stop at Warm Springs Ranch. Learn about the Clydesdales who are born here and become majestic pullers of a famous hitch! Enjoy your ride home.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.


Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, Des Moines, Luverne, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, Orange City and points en route (additional departure cities may be available upon request)


Included in the vacation package:

  •  All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  •  RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  •  Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  •  Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  •  Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  •  All admissions and meals per itinerary

  •  All taxes for included items

  •  Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

  •  Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  •  Tour Director


Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. 


Final payment: Due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……….. Cancellation Fee, per person

46 Days or more ...................Full refund

45 to 31 Days ......................30% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ......................70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.....................No refund


Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.


Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price.


Not Included: are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.


Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.


Changes in Tour Price: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2017 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.


Changes in Itinerary: The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.


Baggage Allowance: Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.


Church and Faith: We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Special Needs: Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.


Tour Provided by Allied Tours.


RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Denison, IA Crawford County Bank
North side of the bank, on Center Street
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Harlan, IA Shelby County State Bank, West Branch Office, Hwy
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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