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Come Sail Away in Cincinnati

Monday, October 17 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 (6 days)
Bus Trip
Walking Level: Light to Moderate
Signup Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022
Wheelchair Accessible Trip

Hop onboard for this sightseeing tour of Cincinnati, Ohio!

We'll begin our trip with a special boat tour of Cincinnati, and we'll bet you've never been on a boat ride like this before. This boat boards in Metamora, Indiana and takes us on a half hour excursion on the Ben Franklin III, a 75-foot-long wood and fiberglass boat that is driven by a horse. Yes, a real horse! Actually, two horses to be correct. These Belgian draft horses trot along slide the canal and pull the tethered boat behind them. The canal routes in this portion of Indiana and Ohio started in the mid-1800s and became an important part of the local economy. Farmers relied upon these canals as a way to provide transportation from town to town, and eventually linking these towns to Cincinnati. The canal was also utilized by mills and factories as power, there is a mill still being used to grind corn meal today! As we explore the canal, we'll also see the nation's only known wooden aqueduct, a bridge carrying water over a river.

The next day we'll travel to Findlay Market in Cincinnati. This is the oldest continuously operated public market and a cherished institution of the city. This market will provide us with plenty of shopping opportunities including fresh flowers, specialty cheeses, ethnic foods, chocolates and much more.

We will finish our tour of this wonderful city by hopping onto a BB Riverboat for a historic sightseeing cruise while enjoying a delicious dinner. The boat is a beautiful classic white riverboat with red accents where we can enjoy sitting on fresh air deck, or inside next to the climate-controlled dance floor, so make sure you bring your dancing shoes! After we step aboard we will tour along the Ohio river where we can take in the beautiful skyline of Cincinnati and dine on yummy chicken, short ribs, and dessert.

Your Guaranteed Cost Trip� & Full Fare Price Disclosure

  • Your Guaranteed Cost Trip� means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.

  • All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).

  • Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler�s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys�you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip�.

  • Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.

  • All trips with a domestic flight component cover one 50 pound checked bag. See the trip description for 10+ day trips as 2 bags are usually covered then. The cost for additional or overweight bags will be shown on your trip itinerary. There is no fee for carry-on bags but they are limited in size to the then current airline standards.

  • Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!

  • Some trips require a passport (see trip description). We recommend getting the passport book, not the passport card. It can take 2 to 3 months to receive a passport so apply as early as possible. They are good for 10 years!

  • We offer interest-free payment plans that allow you to finish paying for up to half of the trip cost after you return.

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