Climb aboard for a rail experience that is sure to thrill any train enthusiast! Ride the rails of Northeast and Central Ohio. Train rides, rail and train museums, unique depots and delicious food will fill your days. Sit back, relax and enjoy the endless scenery as it rolls by your train window on this rail adventure.
Cleveland Dinner Cruise on the Nautica Queen
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Akron City Tour
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Warther Museum & Cutlery Factory
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad
Depot Rail Museum
Scioto Valley Railroad
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Ohio Railway Museum
10 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
With a morning departure, rest and lunch stops en route, we will arrive in the Cleveland area by late afternoon. After checking-in to our lodging, we will enjoy a bit of free time to freshen up prior to our dinner cruise. Set sail on the Nautica Queen for some awesome views of the Cleveland skyline while enjoying your dinner and music. Take note as we travel under a few railroad bridges in the Flats area out to the lake!
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will check-out and depart for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. For more than 100 years, trains have been moving through the scenic wonders of what is now Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In 1989, a mutually beneficial partnership began for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the National Park and it has brought a proud distinction to each. There is no other national park in the country with a heritage railroad operating within it, providing educational and entertaining programs. Today we will enjoy a 1 ½ hour ride, through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Akron. Upon arrival in Akron, we will pick up our box lunches and enjoy a short city tour prior to departing for Sugarcreek. In Sugarcreek, we will have an afternoon tour at Age of Steam Roundhouse, a living, breathing roundhouse where talented restoration specialists work to preserve the locomotives, railroad cars, tools and machinery of the glory days of railroading. You will also see the largest private collection of steam locomotives in the world and discover the bells, whistles and lights that made these engines unique. Later we travel to Berlin Encore Hotel, the location of our lodging for this evening. After free time to freshen up we depart for Warther Museum where we will enjoy a private tour and dinner. We will view the priceless collection of Ivory and Ebony steam engines carved by the world's master carver, Mooney Warther! Enjoy seeing the family home, stroll through the Swiss Gardens to Mrs. Warther's button house with over 70,000 buttons arranged in artwork, and enjoy the gift shop. Walk next door to the new Warther Cutlery Factory and Showroom showcasing the best kitchen cutlery and accessories!
Breakfast will be included at the hotel prior to departing for Dennison Depot and Museum. Here were will enjoy an interactive tour. Canteen workers will recreate what it was like when the soldiers came through town! Over a million US Servicemen passed through this quaint village earning it the nickname Dreamsville USA! Lunch will be included at the canteen. We will then depart for the Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad, offering a 45-minute train excursion through beautiful southeastern Ohio on a spectacularly scenic historic rail line called the Glass Rock Spur. The car is pulled by an old restored locomotive. The train is currently using only a small portion of the historic rail line, until a number of bridges, more railroad tracks, and a train station are repaired and restored. All the work is done by the local not-for-profit organization that has been working on restoring the historic railroad for the last three years. Our lodging for the next two evenings will be located near Columbus, Ohio. After some free time to freshen up, we will depart for a tour and dinner at the Depot Rail Museum. Your tour begins in The Depot, an elegantly restored train depot filled with railroad artifacts, built in 1886. Then continue through the fully restored 1951 Great Northern Dining Car. This is one of six cars built for the Great Northern Empire Builder series; this is the only remaining car in the series and is beautifully restored and filled with Great Northern artifacts. Next onto Car 100, a private executive car originally built for one of the Ringling Brothers, but later owned by a railroad President. Feel the presence of the nation's legendary deal makers like Diamond Jim Brady and John Skelton Williams, who slept, ate and conducted business as they swapped stories in Car 100 in high style during the Gilded Age. Our visit here will conclude with a ride on the Scioto Valley Train, a 1/3 scale train which encircles the entire complex.
Today, after breakfast, we will enjoy a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad. Relax and enjoy the summer scenery on an old-time passenger train that takes you on a leisurely ride through the foothills of Appalachia. The train carries you over a century-old right-of-way, which is listed on the National Historic Register. Lunch will be included at Olde Dutch Restaurant, which sits at the edge of massive stately oaks that the locals have called Rempel's Grove for over 100 years. You will dine on Amish-style cuisine and will love the attentive staff. This afternoon we will visit the Ohio Railway Museum, one of the oldest railway museums in America, founded in 1948. The museum is designed to educate through displays and demonstrations, the role and effect of the railroads in the life of the people and businesses of Ohio and the United States. Included in our visit is a two-mile ride on a 1930s era Springfield IL trolley car, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Oh…the memories! We will return to the hotel where you are free to enjoy their included 'kickback' dinner or get dinner on your own at several restaurants within walking distance.
After an included breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for home. Enjoy your relaxing ride home with new-found train mates. Arrival home is scheduled for early evening.
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 can not 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. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
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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.
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.
|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
|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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