Bus Tour – Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, and Flight 93 Museum and Memorial, May 6-7, 2023
Bus Departs Willow Street, Lancaster, Harrisburg, PA, or meet us on the way.
Welcome Spring with Bucket List Tours as we spend the weekend in the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands.
We will tour two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, Ohiopyle and Flight 93. Spending Saturday night at a local hotel.
What is special about Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses? Frank Lloyd Wright used organic architecture to plan each and every structure. Using the environment around where the structure would be, he would design and build accordingly, resulting in unique structures and homes that fit with their landscape, rather than A cookie-cutter, homes. Frank Lloyd Wright was a great originator and a highly productive architect. He designed some 800 buildings, of which 380 were actually built.
Kentuck Knob, A Frank Lloyd Wright home. Designed on a hexagonal module, Kentuck Knob is a small, one-story Usonian house. Usonian, meaning affordable for the average American, was a signature design of Frank Lloyd Wright. Both dramatic and serene, the house, situated just below the crest of the hill, appears almost part of the mountain itself and stands 2,050 feet above sea level.
Fallingwater is a house designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in the Laurel Highlands of southwest Pennsylvania, about 70 Southeast of Pittsburgh. It is built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run. It was designed to serve as a weekend retreat for Liliane and Edgar J. Kaufmann, the owner of Pittsburgh's Kaufmann's Department Store. Upon completion the house instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
Ohiopyle is the southern gateway into the Laurel Highlands and represents the beautiful natural resources and unique sense of community that visitors can find throughout the region. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The “Yough” [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery.
A common field one day. A field of honor forever. The Flight 93 Story.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners in a strategically planned attack against the United States. These terrorists intentionally flew two jet airliners into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City and a third aircraft into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an open field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all passengers, crew members, and terrorists on board. The four aircraft strikes killed nearly 3,000 people, the deadliest attack on American soil by a foreign entity. This is the Flight 93 Story.
Day 1: Depart Lancaster at approximately 6 AM there will be a rest stop as we travel to Kentuck Knob, our first guided tour of the day https://kentuckknob.com. After the tour, you will have time to visit the gift shop and have a boxed lunch (included) in the café before departing to Ohiopyle State Park. You will have free time to enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls from the viewing area and take a walk across the river. The curving, 620-foot Ohiople Low Bridge offers great views of tiny Ohiopyle, the crashing Ohiopyle Falls, and the beautiful Ferncliff Peninsula, as it carries the Great Allegheny Passage 30 feet over the Youghiogheny River. Just a third of a mile away, the 663-foot Ohiopyle High Bridge soars back over the Youghiogheny River, now 115 feet below. The high bridge is a popular place to watch rafters run a stretch of Class III and IV whitewater, including the aptly named “Railroad Rapid,” as they paddle through Ohiopyle State Park. Yes, you will have time for souvenir shopping before departing to our hotel for the evening. We will spend our night at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal, 3695 PA-31, Donegal, PA 15628, phone 724-593-1881. Your evening meal is included at Brady’s another popular restaurant for locals. The remainder of the evening on your own.
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal, 3695 PA-31, Donegal, PA 15628, phone 724-593-1881.
Meals: L, D
Day 2: We start our day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel before departing for Fallingwater a scenic 30-minute drive. While visiting Fallingwater we will have a guided tour and free time to explore the grounds and gift shop https://fallingwater.org. Lunch is at Kings Restaurant Somerset a favorite for locals and bus groups. The last stop on this tour is the Flight 93 Museum, Memorial, and Tower of voices. This is a self-guided tour. https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm.
Meals: B, L
Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach, 1 breakfast buffet,1 breakfast treat, 1-made-to-order lunch, 1 made-to-order dinner, 1-night hotel, Guided tour of Kentuck Knob house including a box lunch, Guided tour of Fallingwater, Free time at Ohiopyle State Park, Self-guided tour of Flight 93 Museum, Memorial and Tower of Voices, water & snacks on the motorcoach, Experienced and Knowledgeable Tour Representative, and all Taxes.
Cost Per Person:
1 person per room $601.00
2 people per room $502.00
3 people per room $472.00
4 people per room $457.00
A deposit of $200.00 Per person is due, to reserve your seat and the balance is due March 5, 2023.
Your reservation is guaranteed when then the deposit is made.
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Deposits are refundable prior to 60 days before the tour, except for a $20.00 transaction fee and monies already paid by BLT.
Cancellations 45-60 days are subject to a $75.00 per person per day fee, plus any fees already paid by BLT. No refunds within 45 days of the tour.
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You may bring a small cooler that fits at your feet on the bus.
This tour does include walking at your own pace. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Bucket List Tours by Barb would love to have you on one of our motorcoach tours. Tours originate from Lancaster, PA. with additional pick-up locations in route. Feel free to contact us about additional departure locations.