EXPERIENCE EASTERN KENTUCKY: OCTOBER 16-21, 2022

Duration:
6 Days
Tour Type:
Multiday
Cancellations
Please see Terms and Conditions
Price
Package Price per Person: Single $1,570.00 | Double $1,195.00

$100.00

10 in stock

You’re sure to enjoy this tour with plenty to see from West Virginia to Eastern Kentucky and beautiful Southwest Virginia, traveling The Crooked Road meeting the friendliest people and artisans along the way!

Note: Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcome

Discount:

10 in stock

Departure:
  • October 16, 2022

Accompanied service

Bus Transportation 5-breakfast, 5-dinners, 3-Lunches 5 night of accommodations Baggage Handling Sightseeing & Attractions as stated in the itinerary

Schedule

10/16/2022 - Pickup - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 6:30AM

10/16/2022 - Pickup - Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:00AM

10/16/2022 - Pickup - Binghamton Cracker Barrel– Binghamton, NY – 9:00AM

10/21/2022 - Drop off (Approx) - Binghamton Cracker Barrel –Binghamton, NY – 4:30PM

10/21/2022 - Drop off (Approx) - Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:30PM

10/21/2022 - Drop off (Approx) - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 8:00PM

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Description

Day one

Overnight in Morgantown, WV, situated along the Monongahela River. Say that ten times!  D

Day two

Our first stop will be in Paintsville, Music Capital of Eastern Kentucky, for a visit to the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum. Here you will enjoy a box lunch before we head to our next stop in Butcher Holler, childhood home of the Coal Miners Daughter Loretta Lynn and then to Van Lear Historic Coal Miners Museum.

This afternoon we’re joined by our tour guide who will travel with us and share the culture, history, and stories many of which include the Hatfield and McCoy families of East Kentucky and West Virginia.

Check in to the Hampton Inn Pikeville Kentucky for a 3-night stay. Refresh before enjoying dinner at a local favorite and live music entertainment during dessert.  B,L,D

Day three

Start your day with a breakfast buffet at our hotel before boarding our coach with our local guide. Our first stop is at the Big Sandy Heritage Museum. Learn more about the Native Americans, pioneers, and settlers who settled these harsh mountains, with many Big Sandy Valley Civil War artifacts and the largest collection of historical Hatfield and McCoy artifacts in the world!

Our guide will walk us next door to the Historical Pike County Courthouse and Jail, where members of the Hatfield family were tried and found guilty of the murders of Tolbert, Randolph, Jr., Pharmer, Alifair, and Calvin McCoy.

Depart for Pauley Bridge, built in the 1930’s by the CCC – a one lane pedestrian bridge that has been on Americas believe it or not as the bridge to nowhere. Great spot to overlook the Big Sandy River.

Next, we are off to discover the rugged beauty of Breaks Interstate Park, home to the 1,000 feet deep, near vertical, canyon carved through the heart of Pine Mountain. The ‘Grand Canyon of the South’ for lunch and overlook tour. Then enjoy an outdoor adventure led by a Park Superintendent will board our coach and lead us into the history of moonshining and 1700/1800’s farm life with a tour of the old moonshine still and grist mill. A 250-million-year-old, 1600 feet deep canyon that is the largest canyon east of the Mississippi. Have your camera ready for greater photo’s at the overlook Canyon.

Depart for Pikeville Cut-through Project, an astonishing engineering wonder that has been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by The New York Times. This Tiny Kentucky Town Literally Moved A Mountain In One Of The Largest Engineering Feats In The World – this tour will lead us past the original site of the river, which stretched around the City of Pikeville, creating a horseshoe shape.

Return to your hotel for relaxing or a guided walking tour of the Pikeville historic district with the guide.

Enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Appalachian Arts Center. This Radio play will have the audience living the times of 1944 by radio play, of all things, Hatfield and McCoy.  B,L,D

Day four

After breakfast buffet at our hotel, we depart with our guide for Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites. Travel first to The Coal House, for a look at this unique building built of coal masonry. Next stop, Aunt Bettys to hear the story of Rose Anna who was cast from the McCoy home.

Depart for Historic Matewan WV. Nestled along a northern bend of the Tug Fork River, a town rich in history, charm, and Appalachian culture. Board an airboat tour to travel the Tug Fork River in speed and comfort and view sites that were part of the landscape in the 19th-century Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

Stop by the Matewan Train Depot Replica Museum to explore at your own pace. In the heart of Historic Matewan, visit the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, in a building that still bears the scars of bullet holes from the Matewan Massacre shootout. Housing the largest exhibited collection of Mine Wars Era artifacts. Then, look what’s new at Appalachian Lost and Found Artisan Shop! Before heading to lunch with the Hatfield and McCoy descendants at Wingo’s BBQ….

After lunch, travel to the Historic Hog Trial Site and the stabbing of Ellison Hatfield at this historic cabin that sparked several key flareups in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. Next, depart for the Historic McCoy Well Site. Visitors drink from the hand dug McCoy Well, a truly unique photo-op at the well!

Return to your hotel to refresh or take a walking tour before dinner. It’s called the Bear Affair tour of Pikeville’s beautiful bears. Enjoy a bluegrass and country group known as Coal Town Dixie. B,L,D

Day five

Enjoy a breakfast buffet before checking out and departing for a leisurely drive to Beckley, WV to explore the best artisans of West Virginia at Tamarack, an experience like none other, with more than 20,000 products, from jewelry to sculptures. Delight in the delectable Appalachian inspired cuisine for lunch on own.

Continue our travel north through the lovely Shenandoah Valley with the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Alleghenies off to the west, overnighting in Winchester, VA including dinner. B,D

Day six

Begin our day with breakfast at your hotel before we depart for home!  B

SEATING PREFERENCE: If yes, please let us know your preference in the boxes on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours. Check out the seating chart to the left!!

We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure that members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.

ROOM PREFERENCE: We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.

RESERVATIONS:  To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation.  Deposit of $100 per person. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations within 60 days from departure will be subject to a $100 fee per person, plus cost for tickets, meals, hotels and other non-recoverable expenses.

No Risk deposits for travelers – Fully refundable up to final payment (60-days prior to departure). After final payment, cancelled within 60-day, all monies paid will stay as a credit in your account until you are able to once again travel. However, Wade Tour & Travel, acts only as an agent in arranging the various accommodations, sightseeing, restaurant and attraction reservations which are made available and therefore, assumes no responsibility for non-recoverable expenses!

BAGGAGE: One large suitcase, and one carry-on bag per person.

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