Enjoy a day with nature and history
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
$128.00 per person
OMAHA NEW DEPARTURE LOCATION:
Comfort Inn and Suites
7007 Grover St. (72nd & I-80)
Park in the south parking lot, behind the hotel, far south row, facing Interstate.
Departure: 7:45 AM Return: 7:30 PM
Lincoln Travelodge Airport Hotel
1101 West Bond
Park on west side of the building, facing west. DO NOT park facing the building.
Departure: 6:45 AM Return: 8:30 PM
Your Tour Includes:
Round-trip transportation via deluxe motorcoach
Admission to Attractions
Delicious Noon Lunch
Tour Ponca State Park by Park Ranger
Guest Speaker at John Neihardt Site
Afternoon Dessert and Coffee
Allied Tour Director
Gratuity for Driver and Tour Director
*** NOTE: WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES, BRING BOTTLE OF WATER, BRING A HAT FOR SHADE, BE PREPARED TO WALK, BRING CANE OR WALKER (IF NEEDED) BRING CANVAS BAG FOR BROCHURES YOU COLLECT.
Join your Allied friends as you experience travel that is rewarding, enriching and fun. Our Northeast Nebraska Adventure is no exception when you explore some interesting but not as well known sites right here in our own backyard.
DESOTO WILDLIFE REFUGE & STEAMBOAT BERTRAND
Discover sunken treasure that was buried for over 100 years when you see the artifacts from the Steamboat Bertrand that sank in the Missouri River. Nineteenth century goods that were bound for the frontier were perfectly preserved, and you can see them first hand. Also, take in the beauty of the visitors center nestled on the banks of wetlands.
MASTERS HAND CANDLE COMPANY
This little sanctuary away from the noise and clutter of life is located at Tekamah, NE. It all started in 2003. In 2008, they poured 13,000 candles in a mere three months. What started as a family making ten candles per batch in their kitchen in a makeshift double boiler in a Presto Pot, has now been called "A Diva's Delight." This unique stop will leave you refreshed, refueled and revived. Our group will experience guided tours of the candle making room and the Chocolate Factory.
PONCA STATE PARK
Situated on the picturesque Missouri River Bluffs, Ponca State Park is the Eastern gateway to the Missouri National Recreational River, a 59 mile section featuring the only untamed and unchanneled section of the river bordering Nebraska.
The park is named after the proud Native American tribe that once inhabited the area. It was the famed Ponca Chief Standing Bear who fought and won the court battle to have the Indian declared "a person" under American law. His achievement won him a place not only in history but also in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. And also, it is here that Lewis and Clark passed through on their epic journey up the Missouri River. Ponca State Park encampasses nearly 1,400 acres of heavily forested rolling hills along Missouri River bottomland.
Enjoy a delicious barbecue hamburger lunch in the Riverview Room with a gorgeous view of the Missouri River Valley. Also, a State Park Ranger will take you on a tour of the park and give you an opportunity to take a small hike on one of the trails.
WOODLAND TRAILS ART GALLERY
This gallery showcases premium art from artists of the Crow Creek, Navajo, Pottawattamie, Chippewa, Winnebago and Yankton Sioux Tribes. See interesting works of art in all types of media to include jewelry, cars, wood burning, quilts, prints, photography, original paintings, and carvings.
JOHN G. NEIHARDT STATE HISTORIC SITE
The John G Neihardt State Historic Site commemorates the life and work of John G. Neihardt on the site of his former home in Bancroft, Nebraska. Mr. Neihardt is the Poet Laureate in Perpetuity of Nebraska and was designated as the "Prairie Poet Laureate of America" by the United Poets Laureate National. John's first published work was in 1900 - The Divine Enchantment. He then went on to write over ten works from 1902 - 1920 from his Bancroft home. From 1921 - 1932 he wrote seven pieces while living in Branson, MO, including "Black Elk Speaks," the life story of an Ogallala Holy man. A special presentation by a Neihardt historian will provide insight into the life and works of this celebrated author.
This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs, walk on uneven surfaces and walk reasonable distances.
Allied Departure Cities: Lincoln, Omaha
Included in this package:
All attractions listed under Tour Highlights
RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach
All admissions and meals per itinerary
All taxes for included items
Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals)
Refreshments & entertainment on coach
Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, possible fuel surcharges.
Deposit/Payment: Due at time of reservation. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations after September 12, 2017 are subject to a $35 fee per person. You are always welcome to sell or to give your seat to someone else.
Tour provided by Allied Tours.
Changes in Itinerary: The order of events scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and when circumstances necessitate a substitution.
Price Changes/Fuel Surcharge: Tour prices are effective as of March 1, 2017. Allied will do everything possible to avoid price changes. However, if significant changes in fuel prices, taxes, currency exchange rates, etc. occur, these will be passed on to passengers, and listed on your final invoice. Every effort will be made to avoid any additional surcharges.
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.
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Lincoln- Travelodge|| Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn) |
1101 W. Bond
|Omaha-Comfort Inn-Grover|| Comfort Inn & Suites 7007 Grover Street |
Park in south parking lot, facing interstate