New River Gorge Bridge_Image Courtesy Gary Hartley-New River gorge National River NPS
If you think you have seen beautiful fall color and have not visited West Virginia, then you have a magnificent surprise waiting for you! By joining our Interlude in the peak of “color season” you will be surrounded by some of the most stunning vistas in the U.S. Board a train for a color-filled adventure following the New River to many historic and scenic locations. View historical artifacts and travel through towns that celebrate the New River’s rich coal mining era – all entrenched in fabulous fall color!This adventure includes time at, the always interesting, “Railroad Days” where you will enjoy a variety of vendors, great food and live entertainment – a street fair featuring rail travel!
Looking for a new adventure? How about descending to water level by cable car to board a jet boat for an exciting ride on the river? It’s not every day you get that opportunity!
Enjoy the Glade Springs Resort for 3-nights. Besides a beautiful setting, you’ll have time to enjoy some of the many amenities and activities offered by the resort, including golf, spa, bowling, disk golf, biking, fishing, indoor pool, horseshoes, bike rentals, hiking, and much more. Note, some activities have an additional charge.
This trip is jam-packed with glorious color, great opportunities for unique shopping, historical significance, and so much MORE. And…it’s just plain fun. You’ve never seen this fabulous side of West Virginia so plan to join us and experience a totally new and exciting travel opportunity.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$200 per person|
|Final Balance Due||July 30, 2017|
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*Coach departure from Indianapolis included. Call for pricing to join from other departure cities.
Cancellation policy: if travel insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are: 76 days and earlier: full refund. 75 and less days prior to departure: no refund.
Day 1: Indianapolis / Huntington, WV
Depart by coach from Indianapolis, after our lunch stop you arrive in Huntington, WV, home to Marshall University. Enjoy a driving tour where you’ll learn the compelling story of this university football team dramatized in the movie “We Are Marshall.” This evening enjoy dinner at the Marshall Hall of Fame Restaurant. Holiday Inn & Suites, Huntington, WV (CB,D)
Day 2: Huntington / Hinton / Glade Springs Resort
We depart today on the New River Gorge Bridge Rail Road. The train rolls through the Teays Valley area to the Kanawha River near St. Albans, staying along the Kanawha all the way to the mouth of the New River at Gauley Bridge. The tracks then follow the New River for the remainder of the trip into Hinton. Landmarks and scenic locations on the route include downtown Charleston and the State Capitol building, Institute of Technology, of West Virginia University in Montgomery, Kanawha Falls, Hawks Nest Dam and bridge, the famous New River Gorge Bridge at Fayetteville, Grandview, Stretcher Neck Tunnel, Sandstone Falls, and numerous historical artifacts and towns from the New River’s rich coal mining era. Deboard in Hinton were you can enjoy the Hinton Railroad Days. The streets are filled with a variety of vendors, great food and live entertainment. Visitors can also enjoy the Hinton Railroad Museum and carriage rides through our Historic District.
We then travel by coach to the Glade Springs Resort, your home for three nights. Upon arrival explore the many amenities and activities offered by Glade Springs Resort to plan your free time. These include golf, spa, bowling, disc golf, biking, fishing, indoor pool, horseshoes, bike rentals, hiking, and much more. Note, some activities have an additional charge. Glade Springs Resort (B, D)
Day 3: Glade Springs Resort / Hawks Nest / New River Gorge
Today we travel to the New River Gorge Nation River. Descend to water level by cable car, then board a jet boat for the an amazing ride on the river. After your ride, bring you appetite for a home-style lunch at Hawks Nest State Park. The park encompasses 276 acres bordering a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River and known for the panoramic views. After lunch we head further down the gorge to the National Park Visitor Center at Canyon Rim. Are you brave enough to take the catwalk across the gorge? Glade Springs Resort (B, L)
Day 4: Glade Springs Resort / Greenbrier Resort
Today explore Greenbrier County, home of the famous Greenbrier Resort. Tour the Cold War-era bunker, a secret facility below the hotel designed to house the nation’s executive and legislative branches of government in the case of nuclear attack. Enjoy exploring the Greenbrier and lunch on your own. We’ve left the rest if of the afternoon free for you to the many amenities and activities of Glade Springs Resort . Farewell dinner at the resort this evening. Glade Springs Resort (B, D)
Day 5: Glade Springs Resort / Tamarak / Indianapolis
Leaving Glade Springs for home, we first stop at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is the nation’s first showcase of handcrafts, fine art and regional cuisine. It comprises a warmly decorated retail store, working studios for resident artisans, a fine art gallery, a theater and A Taste of West Virginia food court. Tamarak’s striking, peaked red roof and attractively landscaped grounds draw half a million visitors annually into a welcome respite of visual beauty, Appalachian sounds, and distinctive aromas. Enjoy the fall foliage as we continue back to Indianapolis. (B)