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West Virginia Railroad Adventure

Enjoy the Romance of the Rails on this adventure filled tour that takes you from the battlefield of Gettysburg to the luxury of Greenbrier.  Walk in the footsteps of a coal miner and tour the storied past of the Adaland Mansion where a sumptuous dinner waits.  Ride the rails looking for eagles and passing through some of the most beautiful countryside in America.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Baltimore, MD

Arrive in Baltimore today and transfer for Harpers Ferry, WV. A quaint, historic town located at the  convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, also best know for John Brown’s raid against a federal armory in an attempt to abolish slavery. We check into our hotel this evening before having dinner in town. (D)

Day 2 - Romney

After breakfast this morning, it’s ‘All Aboard!’ Our day starts with a 3-hour tour (lunch included) on the Potomac Eagle Railroad. Our route goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. It is approximately 35 miles round-trip through very picturesque country side – look out for those Eagles! We continue to Elkins, WV and check into our hotel for the evening. (B,L)

Day 3 - Hot Springs, VA

Breakfast, is included this morning before we make our way to the Green Bank Science Center and Observatory, here we experience the largest steering dish in the world! Next on our journey is the Cass Scenic Railroad, where you can sit and watch the beautiful West Virginia scenery go by, as the trains steam engine chugs along the lower parts of Cheat Mountain on this eight mile trip. Later this afternoon, we check into our hotel, the 4-star Omni Homestead, located in Hot Springs, VA before dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 - Beckley

Our day starts with breakfast, before heading off to visit to the Bunker at the Greenbriar Inn, America’s best kept and most interesting secret. The bunker was built to house Government officials in case of a nuclear strike.  We have lunch at this historic property before continuing to Beckley Coal Mine. Here, we tour a mine using authentic mining cars as we learn about this integral West Virginia industry. Our overnight this evening is located in Roanoke, WV at the beautiful 4-star lakeside Stonewall Resort. Dinner is included at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Philippi

This morning, after breakfast, we depart for Philippi, WV to the historic Adaland Mansion. Built in 1870, the 23-room, Greek Revival mansion house, has been restored with great attention to authenticity and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch will be served before we depart for our next stop, Gettysburg, PA. We stop for dinner at the historic Dobbin House Restaurant before checking into our hotel, the Courtyard Gettysburg. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Depart Gettysburg

From breakfast we head over the Gettysburg Visitor Center where you will see a film, the museum and cyclorama before meeting our Military Park Guide, who will take us on a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Afterwards, we transfer to the Baltimore airport where our tour ends. (B)


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

5-Nights Accommodations

Courtyard Gettysburg

Experience Historic Gettysburg in style at the modern Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg which is located just 2.5 miles from the center of Gettysburg's popular historic sites at the convenient crossroads of US 15 & US 30 in the Gateway Gettysburg Campus.

Holiday Inn Express Elkins

Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, Elkins is a small town with lots of charm and easy access to some of the best outdoor recreation. You'll feel right at home during your stay

The Omni Homestead Hotsprings Virginia

Experience the southern hospitality and elegant charm that have made this resort a premier destination for 23 U.S. presidents. Located across more than 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape, this resort provides timeless comforts and access to an array of exciting activities no matter the season.

Stonewall Resort

The peaceful serenity you will experience at Stonewall Resort is like no other. Situated within 1,900 acres of park grounds, this resort offers immaculate views of West Virginia's rolling mountains and tranquil lake waters.

Hampton Inn & Suites Charles Town

Conveniently located with a free shuttle ride to/from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races across the street. Zip lines and whitewater rafting await at River Riders Family Adventure Resort six miles away. Learn about Civil War history at Harper's Ferry, 15 minutes east.

Transportation

Motor-coach
Train

Meals

10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 4 Dinners

Trip Highlights

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The ‘Bunker’ and Lunch at the Greenbriar Inn
Beckley Coal Mine Tour
Adaland Mansion Tour and Dinner
Cass Railroad & Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Locally Guided Gettysburg Tour with Visitor’s Center


Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Fri September 9, 2022 - Wed September 14, 2022
9/9/2022 - 9/14/2022
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  • West Springfield, MA
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Danbury, CT

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