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April 29, 2023


Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023, as we travel by bus and train to Lynchburg, VA. We will pick passengers up at various locations and take them to the train boarding platform in Roanoke. We will board the Amtrak train for our scenic excursion. We will arrive at the historic train station in Lynchburg, VA. The bus will then take us to the arboretum to view the beautiful roses in historic City Cemetery. We also visit the Anne Spencer Gardens. Lunch will be at The Depot Grille (a historic former railroad depot). We will tour the Craddock Terry Hotel (a former shoe company that is now a Marriott Hotel). The facility is filled with shoe memorabilia and sits along the James River. We will tour the 1913 Virginian Hotel. This Beaux-Arts style building is now a Hilton property. You will enjoy seeing the arched windows, the ornate ballroom with 30-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings and carved skylights, along with the grand marble stairs with wrought iron railings. We will visit the Lynchburg Museum, in the historic former courthouse. There will be a special exhibit on Women’s Suffrage. You will also be able to visit the 1924 Monument Terrace. We will also visit The Bluff Walk – a pedestrian walkway providing views of The James River and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.

PRICE PER PERSON: $129. Full amount is due when reservation is made. Seats on the bus are assigned in the order that payment is received.

PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip motor coach transportation, ticket to ride Amtrak train from Roanoke to Lynchburg, sightseeing tour of Lynchburg, an all inclusive lunch at The Depot Grille, bus transportation from Lynchburg back to your boarding location, bus transportation in and around Lynchburg, and a tour host.

DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATIONS: The bus will depart at 6:00 a.m. from Dublin, VA; at 6:30 a.m. at Hardee’s, exit 118, Christiansburg, VA; at 6:55 a.m. from Food Lion, exit 137, Salem, VA; at 7:25 a.m. from Valley View Mall, Roanoke, VA (meet in the overflow parking area which faces I-581 and is in front of the Belk store.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The trip is based on a minimum amount of paid participants by March 29, 2023. If we cancel the trip, a full refund will be given. If you cancel before March 29, a refund less $35 will be given. After March 29, there will be no refunds.

RESERVATIONS: Send the completed registration form below along with a check for $129 per person made payable to Roanoke Tours, Inc. to: Roanoke Tours, Inc., 3531 Peters Creek Road, # 507, Roanoke, VA 24019. For further information, call (540) 366-2888. EMAIL: erniedale@aol.com

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