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Travel the world-renowned New River Train excursion through the beautiful New River Gorge in West Virginia. The “Grand Canyon of the East” is one of the newest national parklands.

Day 1 – Home to Bloomington

Travel to Bloomington for an overnight stay. Lunch is served at Burnstad’s Cafe today before we arrive at the hotel. Enjoy an evening at your leisure tonight.

Hotel: Hawthorn Suites

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 2 – Bloomington to Marietta

Today we make our way through Illinois and Indiana into Ohio.Beautiful fall foliage begins to unfold as we approach West Virginia. Sit back and take in the spectacular fall foliage of the Ohio River Valley as we travel to the river town of Marietta, located at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers.

Hotel: Hampton Inn

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Marietta to Huntingon

We cross the Ohio River into West Virginia to Parkersburg to enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the renowned Harmans Restaurant located in the historic Blennerhassett Hotel. We depart Parkersburg aboard an authentic sternwheeler, plying the waters of the Ohio to enjoy a guided tour of Blennerhassett Island. The tranquil island features a beautifully reconstructed 18th-century mansion and horse-drawn wagon rides. Our destination tonight will be Huntington, West Virginia.

Hotel: Holiday Inn

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – Huntingon

Today we enjoy one of the most breathtaking autumn color rail journeys in the world. The New River Train is an annual autumn excursion aboard a rolling museum of classic restored passenger railroad cars. Our train will travel through the famous Grand Canyon of the East, the 65-mile long New River Gorge in all its fall splendor, where the sole vestiges of civilization are the old C & O railway track, the New River Bridge and the whitewater rafters on the river. At Hinton, we’ll enjoy the annual fall festival in this scenic mountain town. We’ll have lunch on our own and browse the arts and crafts street fair. Enjoy a Pullman Square dinner aboard the train as we wind our way through spectacular fall foliage! Return to Huntington for another evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Huntingon to Cincinnati

After breakfast we make our way to exciting Cincinnati. Visit Historic Laurel Court, designed by James Gamble Rogers and built for Peter Thomson, the founder of Champion Paper. Return to the hotel to freshen up or take in some local sights before departing for our dinner. Cruise under the stars on the Ohio River and dine on a feast fit for an Admiral on the BB Riverboat.

Hotel: Netherland Plaza

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – Cincinnati to Rockford

Rise and Shine! Have a hearty breakfast before heading north to Rockford. This evening join us for an outstanding farewell dinner with your traveling friends and family.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Rockford to Home

Travel home today with coffee stops and lunch along the way, recalling your New River Train memories with your new traveling friends.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,499
Single: $1,839
Triple: $1,429
Quad: $1,369

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$25 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

11 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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Tour Highlights

Aboard an authentic sternwheeler,
plying the waters of the Ohio River
Enjoy a guided Tour of Blennerhassett Island
Visit a 18th Century mansion & horse drawn wagon
A full day on the new River Train, a rolling
museum of a classic restored passenger Railcar
BB Riverboat Cruise featuring Dixieland Jazz
Plus so much more!

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
New River Train
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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