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Day 1 – Home to Cincinnati, OH/Florence, KY area 

Off we fly to experience the True Meaning of Christmas around Cincinnati, OH! We’ll settle into the Hampton Inn for four wonderful nights, enjoying a Welcome Reception of cookies & punch as we get to know one another. This evening we will cruise the Ohio River aboard the majestic and ornate Belle of Cincinnati Riverboat! As we take in the skyline and watch the river go by, a festive Christmas feast will be served. Taking in the beautiful sunset and listening to live Christmas music will top off our river experience! 

Hotel: Hampton Inn (4 Nights) 

Included Meals: Dinner 

 

Day 2 – Cincinnati/Florence area 

Good morning Travelers – we have a great day ahead of us! After breakfast, we’ll discover the rich history of Cincinnati during our Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour. First we’ll wander through Over-the-Rhine, the neighborhood boasting the largest concentration of 19th-century buildings in America. Hear tales of the 130-plus saloons, bars, and beer gardens that once thrived here. Then, we’ll descend beneath the city’s streets to a hidden crypt that served as the final resting place for some of Cincinnati’s earliest settlers. Finally, we’ll go deep underground and explore the tunnels that played a vital role in the city’s brewing heritage. After lunch on our own, we will spend the rest of our day at the Creation Museum. Prepare to believe! This incredible 70,000 sq ft facility brings the pages of the Bible to life. You will have ample time to explore this one-of-a-kind faith experience as well as enjoy their festive ChristmasTown. Stroll through their botanical garden amid thousands of lights. Watch the Encounter the Wonder Show, which captures the wonder of Christmas by beginning in Genesis and tracing Christ through the early pages of the Bible, to his birth, life, death, and resurrection. Discover the truth about the special, mysterious Christmas star at The Christmas Star Planetarium 4K Show. Experience a live nativity, and lastly, a tasty Christmas dinner! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Cincinnati/Florence area 

Breakfast is served before we begin another full day. First we will enjoy a guided tour at the American Sign Museum, covering more than 100 years of American sign history of commercial signs and sign making. Then we have lunch on our own before we head to the incredible Ark Encounter. A recreation of Noah’s Ark, it is nearly one and a half football fields long and taller than a 4-story building. Be prepared to be blown away by this reconstruction of the Ark to its exact size and detail described in the Old Testament of the Bible. While we are here, the Ark has their special ChristmasTime event featuring a live music & powerful video drama presentation show called A Family Christmas. This show also includes their animated Encounter the Wonder show. We’ll see the live Animal Shows of “Character of the Creator” and “Biblical Beasts.” The Ark and grounds will be illuminated in a remarkable sea of rainbow-colored lights! To top if off, a Christmas Buffet Dinner is sure to satisfy! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Cincinnati/Florence area 

After a leisurely breakfast, later this morning we’ll visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which shares the stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring us all. Later today its all aboard as we step back into the simpler and less complex times of the late 1940’s on the Cincinnati Dinner Train! A 4-course meal is served as our dining car gently meanders down the tracks to Cincinnati’s downtown riverfront. An Andrews Sisters trio will keep us entertained and to get us into the swing of things, we’re encouraged to dress in our best 1940’s vintage clothing! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 5 – Cincinnati/Florence to Home 

It’s a quick Grab & Go breakfast at the hotel before we catch our flight for home. Our hearts are filled with the True Meaning of Christmas! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,399
Single: $2,689
Triple: $2,319
Quad: $2,279

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $164
Single: $200

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 60 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walkin at your own pace

Price Includes

RT Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 8 Meals, Hotel & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 47°
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Flyaway Departure Date:
12/04/2024
Flyaway Return Date:
12/08/2024

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Tour Highlights

* 4 nights at Hampton Inn near Cincinnati
* Sunset Holiday Dinner Cruise
* Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour
* ChristmasTown at Creation Museum featuring Garden of Lights, Encounter the Wonder Show, The Christmas Star Planetarium Show, Live Nativity, & a Christmas Meal
* American Sign Museum Tour
* ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter featuring A Family Christmas Show with Encounter the Wonder, Live Animal Shows, Brilliant Light Displays, and Christmas Buffet Dinner
* National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
* Cincinnati Dinner Train



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
67°
Minneapolis, Mn
69°
True Meaning of Christmas
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 47°
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