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Ark Encounter Music Festival

Ark Encounter Music Festival

Sept 7-11, 2021            CLASSIC Tour


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


Allied’s Tour Highlights:

  • Creation Museum

  • The Ark Encounter with Music Festival***

  •              Featuring Karen Peck & New River, and The McNeills

  • Message from Dr. David Jeremiah***

  • Riverboat Dinner Cruise

  • Hardy's Reindeer Ranch

  • 11 Meals:  4 Breakfasts (B); 2 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D)

  • Allied Tour Director

  *** Please note, music groups and speaker subject to change. 


Featured Hotels:

* Champaign, IL--Drury Inn

* Florence, KY (2) --La Quinta Inn

* Peoria, IL -- Country Inn & Suites


Pricing, per person:

$1,159 Double

$1,429 Single

$1,075 Triple/Quad


Pay By Check Savings: $35 per person

Early Booking Savings Passengers 1-10 = $45

Early Booking Savings Passengers 11-20 = $25

Day 1

Travel to Champaign, IL (D)

We are off to The Ark Encounter for a special event featuring gospel singers and Pastor David Jeremiah! Enjoy getting to know your fellow travelers as we cross Iowa and into Illinois. Overnight Champaign, IL.


Day 2

Creation Museum (B, L)

We arrive at The Creation Museum early this afternoon. 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 and then experience history unfold before you through films and 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 Florence, KY (2)

B, L

Day 3

The Ark Encounter Christian Music Fest with David Jeremiah/Riverboat Cruise Dinner (B, D)

The Ark Encounter will amaze and inspire you to think differently about the biblical account of Noah. Experience the life-size replica according to Biblical description of Noah's Ark. Inside, learn through three levels of teaching exhibits that portray depictions of the flood, how Noah and his family may have lived and how they filled the Ark with countless animals. PLUS, we'll have time to take in the music of Karen Peck & New River, and The McNeills, along with hearing a message from Dr. David Jeremiah, Pastor and national radio broadcaster. We round out our day with a relaxing dinner cruise on the Ohio River.

B, D

Day 4

Hardee's Reindeer Ranch (B, L)

It's time to head back but not before another fun experience at Hardee's Reindeer Ranch. We being with a chuck wagon style lunch of beef brisket, beans and all the fix in's. And then 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 (B)

It's time to continue the journey home after a fun, short, inspirational getaway to The Ark Encounter.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

How to Make A Reservation

When you select the tour of your choice:

1. Call Allied Tour to check on availability and to make your reservation. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at

2. If space is available, the appropriate tour deposit is required within seven (7) days after making your reservation. Please see below for deposit amounts. You will be sent a confirmation after we receive your deposit.


Deposit: $100 per person. Final Payment due 45 days prior to departure


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 motorcoach, cruise, 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 domestic air tours, tours entering Canada/international travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes, and other miscellaneous fees.


Final payments are usually 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 POLICIES – All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.’

Days Prior to Departure ……… Cancellation Fee

Motor Coach 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


Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.


CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) (Applies only to Motor Coach, Non-Sport Event, Tours Only) Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motorcoach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.


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 March 15, 2021, 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 events, attractions, restaurants, 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 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.


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


Inspiration and 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.


Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied 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. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.  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 of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc., and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.


TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their 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, pandemic/epidemic, 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. 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 and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. 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 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 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. 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 SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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