Light up the Night – Jul 3-5, 2018

Light Up the Night

Mount Washington, PA

Tuesday, July 3 – Thursday July 5, 2018

$565.00 double occupancy
$525.00 triple occupancy
$515.00 quad occupancy
$725.00 single occupancy

Depart Lafayette at 7:00 AM, Lebanon at 7:30 AM and Indianapolis 8:30 AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, admissions per itinerary, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner) and Imperial Escort.

Columbus, Ohio. Our first stop will be Schmidt’s Sausage Haus one of Columbus Ohio’s oldest establishments in German Village. What began as a humble meat packing business by German immigrants in 1886 blossomed into one of Ohio’s most notable restaurants even appearing on Food Networks Man vs. Food. We will be entertained with a strolling accordionist while we dine on classic German fare. .

Mount Washington, PA- Prepare for a flash back as we begin our trek with one of the 20th century’s most provocative artists at the Carnegie Andy Warhol Museum. Seven floors of pop art from his Campbell Soup labels and Brillo Pad advertising days to the iconic Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley portraits, Rolling Stones album sleeves and his little known film career and corporate advertising career. Shortly before dusk we will climb Mount Washington aboard the Duquesne Incline to see what USA Today designated as one of the top 10 most beautiful views in the country. The Duquesne Incline was built to carry coal and cargo up to the top of Mount Washington also known as “Coal Hill”. Now one of the area’s most popular attractions, at the top of the incline is the stunning view known as the “Golden Triangle”. Rise and shine it is Happy Birthday America today in America’s most American city. Our step on guide will familiarize you with the city, and then only your imagination will limit your afternoon. Visit a Carnegie museum, the National Aviary, Vietnam Memorial, Fort Pitt Museum and Block House, The Jimmy Stewart Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or a Frank Lloyd Wright home. Admissions to these attractions are paid on your own. There are shops galore in the Strip District with an open air market, check out the PA Macaroni Company for some authentic Italian pasta. There is free trolley service from our downtown hotel to the North Shore to expand your area of exploration. We will celebrate America’s independence tonight with a dinner cruise down the river and stay aboard while fireworks explode the Red, White and Blue over our heads.

Zanesville, Ohio – Today we take a ride on the wild side with a visit to The Wilds. You will board an open air safari tram riding though Ohio’s most innovative conservation center, learning about rare and endangered species from around the world such as rhinos, antelopes and giraffes, all living in open ranges and roaming natural habitats.