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The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Bigger than imagination...a life-sized Noah's Ark experience. Oct. 24-28, 2017



Oct. 24-28, 217


Departure Cities: Sioux City, LeMars, Orange City, Des Moines, Onawa  


Allied Tour Highlights:

  • The Ark Encounter

  • The Creation Museum

  • The Garden of Hope

  • Celebrations Rverboat Dinner Cruise

  • Lunch at Ox Yoke Inn

  • Mystery Stop

  • Transportation via Arrow Stage Lines Deluxe motorcoach

  • Four Nights Hotel

  • Tour Director: Elaine DeJong


Featured Hotels:

  • Peoria, IL - Country Inn & Suites

  • Hebron, KY - Comfort Suites (2)

  • Peoria, IL


Pricing, per person:

$  999  Double Occupancy

$1,299 Single Occupancy

$  909  Triple Occupancy

Pay by Check Savings: $15 per person


Earlin Booking Savings (Book by May 15, 2017): $65 per person

Day 1

Today we embark on a 5 day adventure to discover attractions that will truly amaze you. Your tour director, Elaine DeJong, will help the miles go by quickly with entertainment and fun along the way.

Arrive in Peoria, IL for overnight at Country Inn & Suites.

Day 2

We continue east, making a Mystery Stop of a tasty and educational nature this morning. Arrive in Hebron, Kentucky later afternoon.

Overnight Hebron, KY, Comfort Suites (2)


Day 3

We are off to The Ark Encounter! Bigger than imagination...a life-sized Noah's Ark experience. You will be amazed! At 510 feet long, 51 feet high and 85 feet wide, Noah's Ark stretches an American football field and a half long. The Ark is the largest timber frame structure in the world. See lifelike scultped animals along with exotic live animals from the world in Ararat Ridge Zoo.

Plus learn how Noah could have cared for all the animals. And meet Noah and his seven other family members who lived on board. You can take a break while touring at The Ark for lunch at Emzara's Kitchen, a casual family restaurant with a spectacular view off the bow end of the ark. With three stories to explore, it will be a fun adventure for all! We round out our day with some time in Cincinnati including a visit to the Garden of Hope. This garden features a replica of Jesus' Tomb and a great view of the Cincinnati skyline on the Captain's Dinner Cruise with Celebrations Riverboats Dinner Cruise.

B, D

Day 4

Today, we learn about God's miraculous creation at The Creation Museum. This state-of-the-art 75,000 square-foot museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden's Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of Good and Evil. Majestic murals and great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings. You'll find exhibits such as Facing the Allosaurus, the 7 "C's" of Creation, Six Days Theater, Biblical Relevance, Culture in Crisis and more!

Overnight, Peoria, IL


Day 5

It's homeward bound today. Mid-day finds us in the Amana Colonies in Iowa. Enjoy a hearty family-style Amish lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn. You will have some time to explore the Amish shops after lunch. We continue home this afternoon after a wonderful trip of of learning and fellowship!


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days, walking up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.


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


Final Payment Due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……………….. Cancellation Fee

46 days or more prior to departure ..full refund

45 to 31 days before departure ......30% of tour cost

30 to 16 days before departure ......50% of tour cost

15 days or less to departure ..........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 Tour prices in this publication are effective as of August 1, 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.


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.


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.


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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 March 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
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Le Mars 2 Le Mars -- Holiday Inn Express (south corner)
1285 Sleepy Eye Dr. * 712-546-1700
Missouri Valley Missouri Valley
McDonald's -- I-29, Exit 75
Onawa Onawa, IA
McDonald's - I-29 & Exit 112
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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