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Mountain Music & Rails of West Virginia

Mountain Music & Rails of West Virginia

On this tour you will experience four various musical performances. Entertainers play and sing authentic American songs from 19th century artists. Their Appalachian style entertainment will allow you to learn more about the people and history of the area. We will tour historic sights and ride the mountain steam locomotive along the Greenbrier River for views of the magnificent Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. This music and rails tour is packed with entertainment.

REVISED Itinerary for 2020!

 

  • Penn Alps Restaurant

  • Entertainment by Ed Griesel

  • Durbin Rocket through the Monongahela National Forest

  • Appalachian Forest Discovery Center

  • West Virginia Railroad Museum

  • Special entertainment by mandolinist, Jeremy Wanless and the Phrawg Giggers

  • Folklore entertainment by Gerald Milnes

  • Appalachian Glass

  • Philippi Covered Bridge

  • International Mother's Day Shrine

  • 7 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

Day 1

As we make our way towards West Virginia, we will stop at the Penn Alps Restaurant for lunch. We then continue to Elkins, located in Randolph County, where we will check-in to our lodging for the next two evenings. Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, Randolph County is a natural paradise that has long been a destination for travelers and adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Here you will find charming communities that are rich in heritage, blessed with unparalleled beauty, and come alive with arts and festivals. Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant followed by special entertainment by Ed Griesel.

L, D

Day 2

This morning, after a continental breakfast, we will depart with our step-on guide for Durbin. It's all aboard the Durbin Rocket! The Rocket is powered by Old #3, a 55 ton antique steam engine, built in 1910. Enjoy the beautiful river and mountain views from the authentic 1920s era coaches on this two hour excursion through the Monongahela National Forest. We will then visit the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center and the West Virginia Railroad Museum before getting ready to be entertained by mandolinist, Jeremy Wanless and the Phrawg Giggers. Dinner and entertainment will be at the 1863 Appalachian Bistro. This evening, Gerald Milnes will present a program of local folklore involving music of the region with examples played on fiddle and banjo in historic context.

Lunch choices day 2:
1. Pork BBQ Sandwich
2. Chicken Salad Sandwich
3. Egg Salad Sandwich
4. Chicken Sandwich
5. BLT on Toast
All sandwiches are served with chips, cookie and water or iced tea.

CB, L, D

Day 3

After breakfast we will head to Weston, WV, home to Appalachian Glass. Here, three generations keep the glass blowing tradition alive. The studio currently produces high quality mouth-blown, hand-crafted glass. Their glass crafting staff consists of Matt Turner, Chip Turner, Todd Turner and from time to time visiting Glass Artist. After a glass blowing demonstration and question and answer time, you will be free to enjoy the gift shop to look for your special keepsake. An early lunch will be included in Weston prior to departing for Philippi, WV. Here we will see the Philippi Covered Bridge, the site of the first land battle of the Civil War, and will take a walk across this piece of U.S. history. This afternoon we will enjoy an organ concert at the International Mother's Day Shrine in Grafton, WV. We must then say farewell with many happy memories having been made on our mountain music and rails tour of West Virginia.

CB, L

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 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.

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. www.perkiomentours.com.

CB=Continental 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.

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Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Hamburg - No Parking Wawa, 515 Lowland Road Hamburg, PA
(No vehicle parking at this location)
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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