The Laurel Highlands in Western Pennsylvania are beautiful and are home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative home, Fallingwater. His most famous home design is included on the Smithsonian Magazine list of “28 places You Should See in Your Lifetime.” Pay your respects at the Flight 93 National Memorial and visit the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Lunch at the 5-star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and enjoy a guided tour of the multi-million dollar Hardy Art Collection. Stop at the Ohiopyle State Park Visitor Center and enjoy great views of the Falls on the Youghiogheny River. Visit the Quecreek Mine, site of the rescue of 9 trapped miners.
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Following departure, your tour will head northwest to Bedford, PA for lunch at Jean Bonnet Tavern followed by an afternoon visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial. Tour the Visitor’s Center with many moving exhibits regarding 9/11 and Flight 93. Upon entering the site you will see and hear the Tower of Voices. This 93-foot tall tower houses 40 large windchimes, each representing one of the Heroes. Afterwards, check into our hotel before departing for dinner. Meals: L,D
Day 2 - FALLINGWATER/NEMACOLIN/OHIOPYLE STATE PARK
Enjoy breakfast before we travel to Fallingwater. In 1935 department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a summer home for him and his family to have an escape beside a picturesque waterfall along Bear Run. The house was completed in 1937. In 1963 Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. entrusted it to the Western PA Conservancy. He wanted visitors to have the full experience that Wright created. For this reason you don’t view Fallingwater by looking through roped off areas but instead step into each space of the house just as a guest of the Kaufmann family might have. This creates a very unique experience for you, the visitor. Depart for the luxurious Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for lunch and a guided tour of the Hardy Family Art Collection found throughout the resort. Complete the afternoon with a stop at the Ohiopyle State Park Visitor Center which offers informative exhibits and great views of the Falls on the Youghiogheny River. Enjoy dinner at a restored Amtrak Station. Meals: B,L,D
Day 3 - QUECREEK MINE/FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Following breakfast depart for the site of the Quecreek Mine Rescue. Hear directly from the farmer, his miraculous account of the rescue of the nine miners trapped 240 feet beneath his field. You will see the site where the men were raised to the top and the actual rescue capsule. On to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel to see the United Crew Monument and many meaningful items relating to Flight 93, some passengers and crew. After an independent lunch, partake in a guided tour of the historic Omni Bedford Springs Hotel, one of the last and best-preserved of 19th century resort hotels based around mineral springs. Arrive home in the early evening. Meals: B
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington* accommodations for two nights at the Springhill Suites based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary including guided tours of the area and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwaters * meals include 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners * luggage handling * taxes and gratuities for hotel, included meals, guides * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due August 1, 2019.
Cancellations: After final payment date there are no refunds.
Responsibility: B & B Travel, Inc d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for suppliers providing transportation and all services provided in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS
OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
September 9 - 11, 2019
3 days / 2 nights