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Holidays at Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Holidays at Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Join us as we travel to Northern Kentucky to celebrate the holidays in a unique way. This tour features The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum…complete with seasonal exhibits! We've also included a few additional activities in the region to help get your holiday season off to a great start.

  • Mainstrasse Village

  • Creation Museum with Christmastown

  • Christmas Star Planetarium Show

  • Rookwood Pottery Factory

  • Riverboat Lunch Cruise

  • The Ark Encounter with ChristmasTime

  • 6 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Today we travel to Grove City, OH for our overnight lodging at the Drury Inn & Suites. The light fare Kickback Dinner will be available at the hotel this evening from 5:30 - 7:00 pm or you may choose to have dinner on your own at a nearby restaurant.

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll board the motorcoach and depart for a guided tour of the Cincinnati area with time for lunch and browsing at the Mainstrasse Village in nearby Covington, KY. This region is rich with German-American tradition, culture, and architecture. Mainstrasse Village, as you can tell from the name, draws on that history to create a unique cultural attraction and is a Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next, we'll drop our luggage at our hotel in nearby Florence, KY before heading to the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum brings the pages of the Bible to life featuring over 140 state-of-the-art exhibits divided into uniquely configured spaces that allow for personal interaction. On your walk-through biblical history, marvel at the realistic Garden of Eden, animatronic Noah, Dr. Crawley's Insectorium, Flood Dioramas, stunning video displays and Ebenezer the stunning full-size Allosaurus. Learn about the 7 C's of history including Creation, Corruption, and Catastrophe and explore the Creation Museum's newest Exhibit - Borderland: Israel in the Time of Jesus. It greatly aids in putting the entire New Testament in context for guests and makes them excited to return home and re-read it. Tonight you will also experience Christmastown while visiting this one-of-a-kind museum. Tour the dazzling garden of lights, reflect on the true meaning of the season at the live nativity and do some unique gift shopping. Don't miss the Christmas Star Show at the Stargazer Planetarium that is included! What was the mysterious "star in the east" that heralded the birth of Jesus and guided the wise men? Discover the truth about this special star during this 4K planetarium show with stunning 3D scenes. Dinner is included at your leisure at Noah's Café. We will depart the museum by 8:00 pm and return to the hotel.

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Day 3

Following a continental breakfast at the hotel, we travel to the Rookwood Pottery Factory for a guided tour. Since the first pieces were pulled from the kiln on Thanksgiving Day in 1880, their artists have continued Rookwood's 140-year tradition of transforming earthen material into works of art. Take a behind-the-scenes-tour and experience the magic behind Rookwood, their rich history, and the evolution of style that is Rookwood today. Next, climb aboard one of BB Riverboats vessels for a two-hour cruise featuring games, entertainment, and lunch while enjoying the panoramic views of Cincinnati and the Ohio River. After the cruise, travel to The Ark Encounter. The largest timber frame structure in the world and an engineering masterpiece, the Ark stands seven stories tall and spans 510 feet long (equivalent to a football field and a half long), 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, enter Noah's world and tour three decks filled with scores of stunning exhibits that will allow you to experience what his life may have been like while on the Ark. According to the Bible, Noah's Ark was a safe haven for representatives of all kinds of air-breathing land animals and flying creatures. Ark researchers estimate a maximum of around 7,000 animals were on board, and Noah and his family still had sufficient space for food, water and other storage. How did Noah fit all the animals on board? How did Noah care for all the animals? How did Noah build the Ark? These questions and much more about the year-long global flood may be answered in the mind-blowing and thought-provoking exhibits. Get your camera ready to photograph the life-sized Noah's Ark, the lake, and the gardens illuminated in a stunning sea of rainbow-colored lights in the Ark's presentation of Christmastime. Dinner at Emzara's Restaurant is included at your leisure while at the Ark. We will depart the museum by 8:00 pm and return to the hotel.

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Day 4

We'll enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel before we check-out and depart for home with a heart full of wonderful memories from this special experience. Stops for meals and rest will be made along the way.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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 Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
Hamburg - No Parking Wawa, 515 Lowland Road Hamburg, PA
(No vehicle parking at this location)
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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