Ark Encounter


Come join us for a 4-day tour that visits the indescribable Ark. You will be amazed at the craftsmanship and three decks of exhibits, and the attention paid to each detail will leave you awestruck.




  • 6 Meals
  • American Sign Museum
  • Cincinnati Observatory
  • Creation Museum
  • Covington’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
  • Ark Encounter
  • BB Riverboats
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Moderate Physical Activity


Day 1

Arrive in Cincinnati this afternoon at the American Sign Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of this one-of-a-kind museum before dinner on your own. Discover the Birthplace of American Astronomy. The Cincinnati Observatory is ranked as a top 15 attraction by Midwest Living magazine, as evidenced when we peer into the skies guided by an expert Astronomer. Unpack for a 3-night stay in southern Cincinnati.

Day 2

This morning after breakfast we visit the state-of-the-art Creation Museum to venture through biblical history, enjoy botanical gardens and delve into stunning exhibits. Enjoy lunch at Noah’s Café. On to Covington’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, where docents will greet us to share stories of the history and architecture.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Today you will be touring the Ark, the world’s largest timber-frame structure at over 500 feet long and 50 feet high; this full-size replica engineering marvel inspires awe at first sight! Pages of the Bible come alive right before your eyes. Be sure to take time to spot animals at the Ararat Ridge Zoo!  Lunch will be included at the Ark. After our visit we will travel to Newport to board the River Queen to enjoy a taste of the islands and the spirit of Hawaii on the Tropical Dinner Cruise. Your buffet meal includes some island favorites for you to sample while enjoying smooth island music by a DJ and games.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Before heading home today, we’ll visit the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home was built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville. Included Meal: Breakfast

Departing From: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Evansville, Cape Girardeau