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Ark Encounter & Kentucky Pathways

Ark Encounter & Kentucky Pathways

Travel with your friends on a short get-away to Indiana & Kentucky for experiences of a lifetime!

JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2024           PRESTIGE Tour on Ultra Coach



• Parke County Bridges Tour

• Amish Lunch in an Amish Home

• Creation Museum

• Ark Encounter

• BB River Dinner/Cruise

• Shaker Village

• “My Old Kentucky Home” Musical

• My Old Kentucky Home State Park

• Abe Lincoln Birthplace

• Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

• Warm Springs Ranch

• 14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunch (L), 2 Light Dinner (LD), 2 Dinners (D)


  • Tour Director - Elaine De Jong


Departure Cities

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



• Bloomington-Normal, IL – HolidayInn Express

• Indianapolis, IN – Drury Inn

• Erlanger, KY – Wingate by Wyndham

• Bardstown, KY (2) – Fairfield Inn

• St. Peters, MO – Drury Inn





2,099 Double, pp

$2,585 Single

$1,949 Triple, pp



Early Booking Savings for passengers 1-10 is $75

Early Booking Savings for passengers 11-20 is $35

Day 1


Travel with your friends on a short get-away to Indiana & Kentucky for experiences of a lifetime! Overnight Bloomington-Normal, IL


Day 2


Parke County, IN boasts 31 covered bridges. Discover the history behind several of these bridges with photo ops and tour the county with a local step-on guide. Enjoy an Amish meal in an Amish home.

Overnight Indianapolis, IN

B, L, LD

Day 3


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. Tonight, enjoy Cincinnati scenery during your dinner cruise on the Ohio River.

Overnight Erlanger, KY

B, D

Day 4


Since the Ark Encounter’s opening, it has been the destination for many adventurers. Experience the life-size replica according to Biblical description of Noah’s Ark. Learn how Noah and his family 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 - the farm, the village, and The Historic Centre to learn all about the Shakers, their daily lives, their work, their values, and their worship.

Overnight (2) Bardstown, KY

B, D

Day 5


Old Bardstown Village & Civil War Museum explains the history of this area and the impact of the Civil War in their five museums and history village. Visit "My Old Kentucky Home" mansion in Bardstown for a tour of the home that inspired the song by Stephen Foster. Enjoy tonight’s outdoor musical drama of Stephen Foster, America’s first great composer, at "My Old Kentucky Home." Celebrate Kentucky with song, dance, drama, and beautiful costumes! Stephen Collins Foster - composer of favorite songs Oh! Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, and My Old Kentucky Home - is the father of American music. This Broadway-style production portrays his journey to turn his relationships and experiences into songs at a time in our country’s history just before the Civil War and the anti-slavery movement. Abe Lincoln’s birthplace tells of his humble beginnings and family.

B, L

Day 6


Visit the place where our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, grew up. See where his morals and character were formed to become the respected president that he was.
Overnight St. Peters, MO

B, L, LD

Day 7


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


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



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. 



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

1. Choose a tour from the catalog or online at  

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  

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. 



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 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. 



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.  



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. 



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. 



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. 



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 



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



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.  



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.

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
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
Norfolk Allied Office Norfolk, Allied Tour Office, 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha, Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home, 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City, New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. I-29, Exit 143 E 2 blocks
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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