What you'll do
“Prepare to be blown away as you experience the 2nd Annual World’s largest Christian music festival at the Ark Encounter continuing for 40 days and 40 nights. Along with the Ark Encounter you will be inspired with a visit to the Creation Museum, a tour of Beau Verre Stain Glass Studio, a tour of the Cathedral Basilica and even enjoy a summer evening on the Ohio river with dinner and our own private concert aboard the Queen City Riverboat.
- The Ark Encounter
- Ark Encounter Concert
- Creation Museum
- Private Dinner Cruise w/ Live Gospel Music
- Tour of Beau Verre Stained Glass Studio
- Tour of the Cathedral Basilica
- Two Night Stay at Holiday Inn Riverfront
Day One, September 8 - Holiday Inn Riverfront
Our first stop is a visit to the Creation Museum where we see how its interpretation of the Bible provides an account of the beginning of all things. After checking into the Holiday Inn Riverfront we will spend the evening on our very own riverboat. Enjoy this dinner cruise and music that is sure to get your hands clapping and feet tapping!! Songs such as, “Put your Hand in the Hand,” “ How Great Thou Art”, “I Believe”, “You will never walk alone”, “Go tell it on the Mountain” and so many others. ALL OF this while enjoying the scenery that is ever changing on both sides of the river. If you want to hear Patsy Cline or oldies…just ask. (Dinner)
Day Two, September 9 - Holiday Inn Riverfront
This morning we start with a guided tour of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, a scaled down replica of the Cathedral Notre Dame, in Paris. This recently refurbished architectural beauty features a gothic design with gargoyles and flying buttresses. Among its 82 stained glass windows, are a Rose window, larger than the one at Notre Dame, and the largest stained-glass window in the world. This Basilica is one of only thirty- one Basilica’s in the country, and is considered the most beautiful in the WORLD.
The Ark Encounter has become world renowned for creatively ushering guests 4,400 years back in history on a virtual voyage of epic proportions. Starting in August a new theater near the massive replica of Noah’s ark will continue that time travel theme in a very special way. Have you ever wondered what it may have actually been like in Noah’s day? Well, that’s what guests will explore in the new state-of-the-art “Truth Traveler” virtual reality theater. Guests will don special virtual reality headsets and enjoy a uniquely immersive, realistic-looking experience. This world-class theater program, is a time machine of sorts. Guests will encounter Noah directing his construction crew as they build the 510-foot-long ship, and watch the animals enter, and experience the rain starting and the group rumbling as the voyage is about to start!! Along with the new Ark experience we will enjoy the main concert in the 2500 seat air conditioned Answers Concert time, artists and speaker to be announced. (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner)
Day Three, September 10 - Home
This morning we visit Beau Verre Riordan Studios, the oldest continually operating stained glass studio in the country – established in 1838. We take a tour back in time as owners explain the history of the building and studio. As we view stained glass windows with the sun cascading through and casting different hues of colors on the floor we learn how they are created and see the artisans at work. (Breakfast)
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