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charter bus Tours

Melard Coach, a charter bus tour company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sets the standard for transporting you anywhere in the United States and Canada.

Be assured that if you book a bus tour with Melard Coach, you are guaranteed a trip you will never forget. Our charter buses are capable of traveling nationwide and we offer standard tours each year:

AMISH TOURS

The Amish Community is not just limited to Lancaster and other parts of Pennsylvania. States including Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin are also home to the Amish. Every October through December, Melard Coach is happy to offer our services to the members of the Amish Community who would like to visit other communities, a visit to family members, or perhaps for a special event, like a wedding. Whatever the occasion, Melard Coach welcomes the opportunity to provide this special service for the Amish and their families.


FLORIDA TOURS

Each year, Melard Coach offers charter bus tours to Florida almost every weekend (with well-announced exceptions) from the beginning of January through the end of March.

Tour busses depart from our main location in Ephrata, Pennsylvania at 11:00 am, and stops in Intercourse, Ronks, Lancaster, and York, before heading down to the Sunshine State. We usually arrive in Florida by Saturday morning, and depart Monday at 12:00 pm for Pennsylvania.

Just escaping the harsh cold of winter for a few days, makes Florida an exciting and popular charter bus tour. If you would rather be looking at palm trees and basking in the warm sun, instead of bundling up to keep warm, while you shovel snow,then you need to book a Florida bus tour
through Melard Coach.

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THE 2020 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOWPhiladelphia Flower Show

As the world’s largest and oldest, top indoor event of its kind, the Philadelphia Flower Show's annual, award winning, blockbuster event, draws thousands of people to Center City, Philadelphia every year.

This year’s theme.."Wonders Of Water", will showcase impressive, large-scale gardens, exquisite landscapes and floral creations, celebrating the culture and beautiful flowers.

Tour busses will depart from the Ephrata Walmart, located on Rt. 322, at 1:30 PM on Tuesday March 5th, 2020.

For additional information and Reservations contact us at (717) 721-3231.



 

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Tour | Sept 3 to Sept 6,2019

Sept 3 Leave from Melard, 1289 Division Hwy Ephrata at 6:00 am . Stop for travel break at Somerset plaza. Eat lunch at Showney’s , Dover Oh. and stop at The Warthers Museum. Sleep at Jeffersonville, Ohio. B


Sept 4 Travel to Creation Museum. This is a Christian evangelistic outreach of Answers in Genesis View Planetarium environment that is truly awe-inspiring.. .leave at 3pm and check-in at motel if time allows to freshen up, stop at the Garden of Hope (5pm) and be at the BB River Boat Dinner Cruise by 6:30 pm. Take in the skyline, watch the river go by, and enjoy a fantastic meal . Sleep at, Florence, Kentucky. B D


Sept 5 Tour the Toyota Factory in Georgetown Ky. Travel to The Ark Encounter , which features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Lunch on your own, Leave at 4pm and head for the motel in Mason, Ohio B


Sept 6 Head for home. Stopping at the American Whistle Co (9 am) Ever wonder how the ball gets inside the whistle? The only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. And Quecreek Mine Rescue Site (3 pm) Home around 9pm


Cost per person with double occupancy; $695

With single occupancy: $865

With triple occupancy $641

With quad occupancy $615

To Make Reservations, Call 717 721 3231 Payment due by Aug.1. This is a Christian nonsmoking tour.

B. breakfast included in price

D. dinner included in price



Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Tour | September 24 to Oct 5 2019

Day 1 Sept 24 Leave Ephrata at 6 am and drive to Hartford Conn. Lunch at Old Country Buffet. Sleep just south of Bangor Maine. . B L 593 miles

Day 2-Sept 25 Leave motel at 7am. Meet a step on guide and drive though Acadia National Park , one of the most beautiful and enchanting natural places on the North American . See Thunder Hole and experience the thunder of the sea against the rocky shores of Maine! - Have lunch on your own in Bar Harbor. At 1 pm half of the group will board the Lulu Lobster Boat for a 2 hr. tour. Learn and see how lobstering is done , see sea otters and more. While the other half have free time in Bar Harbor . At 3 pm the other half will go on the tour. We will return to the same motel and get supper nearby at a restaurant B L 100miles

Day 3-Sept 26 Leave motel at 7 am cross the border , move our clocks ahead 1 hr. You will need your birth certificate or passport. Stop at the Hartland Bridge . The world's longest covered bridge. Visit a Cranberry Farm, Travel to Sackville N.B. for the night B L 360 miles Day 4- Sept 27 Leave at 7:30 Cross over the Confederation Bridge and stop at the welcome center. Tour the Bottle House made with 25,000 recycled bottles. Stop at Ann of Green Gables, located in Cavendish, the site which inspired the setting for L.M. Montgomery to create her beloved tale of a red-haired orphan, Anne of Green Gables. Supper will be at Fisherman's Wharf Lobster Suppers (also have Steak). Stay in Charlottetown for the night B D P L 150 miles

Day 5 – Sept 28 Visit a potato farm and tour their packing house. Visit the Lighthouse in Souris PEI .You will be allowed to climb to the top if you so desire. Than stop at the Amish "Seven Mile Rd Shoppe” on the way to the Ferry to Nova Scotia . And sleep in New Glasglow B L M F 110 miles

Day 6- Sept 29 Attend Light House Mennonite Church and have a fellowship meal with them. We will than travel to near Baddeck for the night. B L P D 145 miles

Day 7- Sept 30 Today we will drive around Cabot Trail , and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. See some of the most spectacular scenery. Stopping to take pictures along the way. Sleep at Port Hasting for the night. P 111 miles

Day 8- Oct 1 Today we see Peggy’s cove and watch the wave’s crash against the rocky shore..and the quaint village of Peggy’s Cove.. Lunch is on your own. After lunch we’ll head to visit Halifax view the waterfront. Visit the Maritine Musuem (artifacts of the titanic and Halifasx Fire.) And sleep at Goff . P 241 Miles

Day 9- Oct 2 Leave motel at 7 and be at Hopewell Cape at 10am . If it is low tide we will walk on the river floor. We will have lunch there before leaving.. Check out the reversing Falls in St John before going to the Motel in St John B L P 277 Miles

Day 10- Oct 3 Leave motel at 7 . Cross the border into the U.S. Have your Passports or Birth certificate with you. Our motel will be at, North Conway NH. B P L 424 miles

Day 11 – Oct 4 Get an early start and head for MT Washington NH. And ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway. Sleep at Queensbury NY 250 MILES

Day 12- Oct 5 Heading for home . We will do mostly driving today B 325 M ILES

B- Breakfast included L – guest laundry available P – indoor pool D- meal included in price Price includes Bus ,Lodging , and the attractions listed , 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 suppers

Price per person with double occupancy is $1380.00

Price per person with triple occupancy is $1045.00 Price per person with quad occupancy is $950.00

Price per single occupancy $1880.00

This is a Christian, non-smoking tour. IF YOU’re INTERESTED IN GOING ALONG GIVE US A CALL

$250.00 deposit per seat needed to reserve a seat…. include your passport information ( BIRTH DATE, PASS PORT NUMBER, EXPERATION DATE, PHONE )

Final payment due by AUG 24

Leonard and Marian Horst

@ Melard Coach

1289 Division Hwy Ephrata , Pa.

17522 717 738 4870

mrmelard@juno.com

Documents Required to Cross the US-Canadian Border. The only acceptable documents to cross the US-Canadian border by land or sea are: US Citizens 16 and over United States Passport, or United States Passport Card, or Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, FAST or SENTRI), or Enhanced Driver's License, Enhanced Learner's Permit, or Enhanced State ID card, or Amish and Mennonite Old Order only: - birth certificate,(with raised seal) and- signed copy of IRS form 4029, application for exemption from Social Security


INDIVIDUAL CHARTER BUS TRIPS

While some of our trips happen annually, others are not available for this opportunity. That's not to say these trips aren't every bit as amazing as the annual ones— these trips go to some of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the world!

Those who have booked trips and ridden with us , have not only experienced the professional service that comes with using Melard Coach, but they have also been able to visit such locations as:

• Mexico— experience the exciting culture and breathtaking scenery

• New York City
— the hustle and bustle of city life is
invigorating if you go for one of our charitable tours or
just for a day trip

• Alaska
— a bus tour to The Last Frontier lets you
see the beauty of the landscape, wildlife, & local attractions

 



GET INSPIRED AND GET BOOKED ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Check out the pictures to the right to see some visuals of our tour buses in these amazing locations you will see, when traveling with Melard Coach!

In each location, customers are provided with a motel stay, and transportation to all the local attractions. There are meal stops along the way, to and from our destination.





If you’ve always wanted to visit these parts of the world or other destinations, consider booking a trip. We welcome the
opportunity to show you some of the best places in the nation, all the while, providing you with exemplary service.

Melard Coach is located at 1289 Division Highway in Ephrata Pennsylvania. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to sit back and relax, while we show you the sights you want to see. Visit our Contact Us page to reserve your seat on one of our charter bus tours or trips, or call us at (717) 738-4870 today.

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