Thursday, May 19: Travel to Cincinnati
This morning we will fly from your local airport to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Upon arrival we will meet our Christian Expedition Tour Director who will remain with us throughout the duration of our trip. We transit to our hotel in the Cincinnati area where we enjoy dinner together. Overnight Cincinnati.
Friday, May 20: Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
This morning we drive to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The Creation Museum includes exhibits relating to biblical history, botanical gardens, and a planetarium dedicated to helping people understand creation and history from a biblical perspective. In the afternoon we will drive to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Here we will see a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark measuring 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. The ark is the largest timber frame structure in the world, and is full of colorful, informative displays relating to the original ark and the Great Flood which is described in Genesis 7-8. After our visit we will never read the biblical narrative relating to Noah’s flood in the same way again. Overnight Cincinnati.
Saturday, May 21: Cincinnati to Washington, DC
After breakfast we board our private motor coach and drive to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival we will enjoy dinner together. Overnight Washington, D.C.
Sunday, May 22: Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, and National Cathedral
This morning we will then visit Capitol Hill and enjoy a tour of the sprawling US Capitol Building, the meeting place of the nation’s legislature. We will also see the National Archives and enjoy a drive-by of Embassy Row and the National Cathedral. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Afterwards we will experience a panoramic evening tour of the floodlit National Mall. Overnight Washington, D.C.
Monday, May 23: Monuments, Memorials and Smithsonian Museums
Breakfast will be served at our hotel this morning. Today we will enjoy a monuments and memorials tour. We will visit the WWII Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, along with the Washington and Jefferson Monuments. We will make a photo stop at the White House before taking time to experience the Smithsonian Museums at our leisure. These include the National Air and Space Museum, theSmithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of American History. This evening we will have dinner together in Washington, D.C. Overnight Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 24: Museum of the Bible
We will start our last day in Washington with breakfast at our hotel, before worshiping with a local congregation. Afterwards we will embark on a special tour of the Museum of the Bible. Recently opened in late 2017 and one of the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world, the Museum of the Bible showcases rare artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history. We will be given an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and its ongoing impact on our country and the world around us. Overnight Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, May 25: David at Sight and Sound Theatre
This morning after breakfast we board our private motor coach and drive to the Lancaster, PA area. The Lancaster area is known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is also famously home to a large Amish population. In the afternoon we will drive to Sight and Sound Theatre, a 2,000-seat auditorium surrounded on three sides by a 300-foot stage where a cast of 50 actors, state of the art technology, and live animals are employed in order to bring the stories of our faith to life. We will see Sight and Sound’s 2 hour and 30 minute production of David: Live on Stage which follows the life of King David. Overnight Lancaster area.
Thursday, May 26: Return home
This morning after breakfast we transfer to Philadelphia International Airport where we begin our journey home.