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Ark Encounter Express

Ark Encounter Express

Including the Creation Museum

JULY 15-19, 2024           Classic Tour

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

•Creation Museum

•The Ark Encounter

•BB Riverboat Cruise

•Hardee’s Reindeer Ranch

•7 Meals: 4 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner (D

 

  • Tour Director - Melinda Stelling

 

Departure Cities

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City, & Des Moines

 

FEATURED HOTELS

•Champaign, IL – Drury Inn

•Walton, KY (2) – Holiday Inn Express

•Peoria, IL – Wingate by Wyndham

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3

 

PRICING, PER PERSON

$1,545 Double, pp

$1,855 Single

$1,449 Triple, pp

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS:  $50

Early Booking Savings for passengers 1-10 is $55

Early Booking Savings for passengers 11-20 is $25

Day 1

TRAVEL TO CHAMPAIGN, IL

Join Allied Tours as we learn about biblical history & creationism at the Creation Museum & The Ark Encounter! Enjoy getting to know your fellow travelers as we cross Iowa & into Illinois. Lunch is included at the Iowa Machine Shed.

Overnight, Champaign, IL

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Day 2

CREATION MUSEUM

Arrive at The Creation Museum early this afternoon. Biblical history comes to life as you enter the Time Tunnel. Be transported back 6,000 years to the time of creation & the Garden of Eden. Then, experience history unfolding before going through films & displays. The Creation Museum shows why God’s infallible Word, rather than man’s faulty assumptions, is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world.

Overnight Walton, KY (2)

B

Day 3

THE ARK ENCOUNTER / RIVERBOAT CRUISE DINNER

The Ark Encounter will amaze & inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah. Experience the life-size replica according to the Biblical description of Noah’s Ark. Inside, learn through three levels of teaching exhibits that portray depictions of the flood, how Noah & his family may have lived & how they filled the Ark with countless animals. We round out our day with a unique & memorable evening cruising the Ohio River. Our BB River Cruises will feature a delicious dinner while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Cincinnati Skyline.

B, D

Day 4

HARDEE’S REINDEER RANCH

It’s time to head back, but not before another fun experience at Hardee’s Reindeer Ranch. We begin with a chuck wagon-style BBQ lunch. Next, get ready for an up-close encounter with a herd of authentic Alaskan reindeer. These gentle, friendly creatures will steal your heart.

Overnight, Peoria, IL

B, L

Day 5

TRAVEL HOME

It’s time to continue the journey home after a fun, short, inspirational getaway!

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Activity Level 3:  This tour includes average physical activity. There may be long and short days.  You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances. Travelers should have the energy level to withstand the timing of the itinerary.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 

Motorcoach transportation, airfare, cruises, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities for step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals), luggage handling at hotels when available, and services of a professional tour director (see cruises and International tours for tour director minimums).  

Not included on the motorcoach, cruises, rail, fly-in, and International tours are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, luggage fees assessed by airlines, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director, driver, rail or cruise staff, required documentation for air tours, tours entering Canada/International travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes, any vaccination fees/requirements, and other miscellaneous fees. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION 

Reserving your place on an Allied tour is as simple as 1-2-3  

1. Choose a tour from the catalog or online at www.AlliedTT.com.  

2. Call Allied Tour to check availability and give passenger details. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at AlliedTT.com.  

3. Send your deposit. The deposit is required within seven days of making your reservation. Please see additional information for deposit amounts. You will receive a confirmation of your deposit once your payment is received. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.’ Policies below show ’Days Prior to Departure’ and ’Amount of Cancel Fee.’

Motorcoach Tours (United States/Canada)

•46 Days or More...............No Fee

•45-31 Days....................... 40% of the Total Cost

•30-16 Days........................70% of the Total Cost

•15 Days or Less................ No Refund

 

FINAL PAYMENT 

Final payment is 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. 

 

PROTECTING YOUR TRAVEL   

Your trip investment is worth protecting to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. If you are interested in an optional protection plan, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.  

 

FINAL DOCUMENTS 

Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure, provided full payment has been received. The documents will include a detailed itinerary, departure times and locations, hotel lists, medical forms, luggage tags, and other helpful information. 

 

CHANGES IN TOUR PRICE  

Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 1, 2023, and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms. 

 

CHANGES IN ITINERARY  

The order of events and hotels scheduled on 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 motorcoach 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. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in. *Baggage handling included at hotels where available 

 

INSPIRATION & FAITH  

Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a “Thought for the Day,” verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day. 

 

SINGLE TRAVELERS  

Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motorcoach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.

 

TRAVELER CONDUCT & SPECIAL NEEDS  

Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied Tour reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour.  

  

Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied tour directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding motorcoaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc., traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.  

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS 

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 schedules & assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, & can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the 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 for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members, including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change & are based on current tariffs available & current exchange rates as of October 1, 2023. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at the owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage & 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate of locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s) & 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 & agree that the courts In Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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.

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Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 23rd St. Please Park in SE Corner of Lot
Council Bluffs Pilot Pilot Travel Center, 2647 S 24th St.
Council Bluffs, IA
Des Moines, IA Des Moines Iowa Machine Shed (Park by Hotel)
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA 515-270-6818
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart, 3010 E 23 St.
Exit Hwy 30 & 275 Park in South East corner
Grand Island Bosselman Grand Island, Bosselman, 3335 W Wood River Rd
North West Parking Lot
Lincoln UStop Phillips 66 Lincoln-UStop Phillips 66, 6400 N. 84th Street
Parking on south side of pumps.
Norfolk Allied Office Norfolk, Allied Tour Office, 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha, Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City SCH Sioux City, Stoney Creek Hotel
300 3rd St., Park in Northwest Corner
Sioux City Stoney Creek Sioux City, Stoney Creek Hotel
300 3rd St., Park In Northwest Corner
York, Petro York, Petro Travel Center I-80 & York Exit
Park on North side in space with an E-for employee
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