PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITINERARY HAS BEEN REVISED FOR THE SUMMER TOUR.
Best of Arkansas Summer
June 20-23, 2021
$899* per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Nancy Horn
*All pricing is approximate and subject to change per supplier changes
Price is per person, double occupancy & includes deluxe motor coach with restroom from Baton Rouge & Zachary, superior hotels, breakfast daily, three dinners, baggage handling, entrance fees, taxes & tips (including driver and escort). (Tips for personal services – maids, etc., not included). Single supplement - $125; Triple reduction - $75 per person; Quad reduction - $55 per person.
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Day 1 - Mena, Arkansas – Motorcoach from Zachary, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport and Texarkana to Mena, Arkansas where we check into the historic Queen Wilhelmina Lodge, known as the “Castle in the Clouds.” Included dinner and breakfast.
The QUEEN WILHELMINA LODGE graces a site rich in history where generations have made memories. Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas’s southernmost mountain range, and enjoy delicious Southern fare in the restaurant where windows frame the panoramic scenery.
Day 2 - Bentonville - Eureka Springs – Today we motor coach to Bentonville where we will stop at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Next, we will visit the Compton Gardens & Conference Center for an included boxed lunch and a walking tour with a Master Gardener. We’ll also visit the Walmart Museum. Then we head to Eureka Springs, where we enjoy dinner at the Crescent Hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure and explore the resort or make your way down the hill to the downtown area (and take the shuttle back up).
The CRESCENT HOTEL, built in 1886, is perched high above the Victorian village of Eureka Springs and is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. A palatial structure and landmark hotel known widely as the “symbol of hospitality” for Arkansas and the Ozark Mountain region. Enjoy 15 acres of manicured gardens.
Day 3 - Magazine Mountain –This morning we’ll visit Thorncrown Chapel, an award-winning architectural gem and woodland sanctuary. Today we enjoy a scenic drive to Magazine Mountain, Arkansas’s highest point at 2,753 feet and shopping along the way. Overnight at Magazine Mountain Lodge.
The MAGAZINE MOUNTAIN LODGE - Overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake, this resort mountain lodge offers breathtaking views of the valley below and combines a majestic natural setting with first-class amenities.
Day 4 -Home - Home today, arriving this evening.
"The lodging and meals are reserved in reputable locations. The tour guides and the coach drivers are well-informed and professional but friendly." ~2019 Client Survey