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Autumn Peaks and Rails of West Virginia


October 13, 2024 - October 19, 2024 $1,699
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Autumn Peaks and Rails of West Virginia

Embark on a 7-day Appalachian adventure! Explore Breaks Interstate Park, delve into Kentucky’s culture, discover Hatfield and McCoy feud sites, enjoy scenic train rides, and unwind at a luxurious lakeside resort.

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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Breaks Interstate Park
  • Breaks Lodge
  • The Stonewall Resort
  • Country Music Museum
  • Butcher Holler – Home to Loretta Lynn & Crystal Gayle
  • Historic Hatfield & McCoy Sites
  • Free Time To Explore
  • Potomac Eagle Train Ride
  • New Tygart Flyer Train Ride
  • Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Lunch in a Historic Train Station
  • 15 Included Meals
  • Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation
  • Professional Tour Leader

Day 1
Sunday, October 13

Breaks Interstate Park Exploration: Embark on a scenic journey South and East into Breaks Interstate Park, where majestic landscapes await. Enjoy a guided tour of Breaks Overlook, capturing breathtaking views. The overlook is affectionately called “Grand Canyon of the South.” Unwind in comfort at the Breaks Lodge and savor a delightful dinner paired with captivating mountain entertainment. (D)

Day 2
Monday, October 14

Dive into Eastern Kentucky's Rich Culture: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Eastern Kentucky. Explore exhibits at the Country Music Museum showcasing legendary country musicians hailing from the region. Delve into the history of coal miners and Van Lear, with a traditional Coal Miner's lunch. Journey to Butcher Holler, childhood home of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Before dinner at Pikeville Overlook, marvel at more stunning scenery. (B, L, D)

Day 3
Tuesday, October 15

Unravel the Hatfield and McCoy Feud: Start your day with a hearty breakfast before venturing to the historic sites of the Hatfield and McCoy feud. After a leisurely lunch, continue your adventure to the luxurious Stonewall Resort, located on beautiful Stonewall Jackson Lake. The shoreline is 26 miles long. A resort sumptuous buffet dinner awaits. (B, D)

Day 4
Wednesday, October 16

Adventure Amidst Nature's Bounty: Embark on a refreshing short hike amidst the scenic beauty. The day is yours to enjoy at Stonewall Resort—paddleboat on the serene lake, explore boutique shopping in West Virginia, or delve into local history at the military museum or lunatic asylum. Conclude with a relaxing boat ride and dinner by the waterfront. There is a fee for activities at the Inn and museums. (B, D)

Day 5
Thursday, October 17

Potomac Eagle Train Ride: Embark on a nostalgic journey aboard the Potomac Eagle train, relishing a 4–course luncheon along the way. Journey into the heart of Appalachia and immerse yourself in the charm and nostalgia of a heritage train ride. Come for a country railroad adventure and let the canyon eagles inspire you and enhance your connection with nature. From the gorgeous views of the Trough to the immersive river scenery found along the historic South Branch, Potomac Eagle offers a glorious autumn train ride that is unlike any other. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as the Trough, a wild canyon full of American bald eagles Travel to our hotel in Buckhannon SureStay Plus By Best Western for a restful evening. (B, L)

Day 6
Friday, October 18

Historic Train Ride and Theatrical Delights: Experience the enchanting New Tygart Flyer from Elkins, WV, with lunch included. This trip features mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, a high bridge and miles of unspoiled mountain views. Vintage diesel-powered locomotives climb along the cascading Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls of Cheat. Later, indulge in an evening of theatrical charm at The Gandy Dancer dinner theatre. (B, L, D)

Day 7
Saturday, October 19

Urban Exploration in Pittsburgh: Travel to Pittsburgh and ascend the iconic Duquesne Incline for panoramic views of the city. Savor a special lunch at the historic Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh’s historic Train Station. Browse shops before bidding farewell and journeying homeward, enriched by unforgettable memories of an Appalachian adventure. (B, L) Register today for an unforgettable exploration of Appalachia's cultural heritage and natural wonders!

Trip Facts

  • October 13-29. 2024
  • $1,699
  • $2,149
  • $1,599