Faith-Based USA Tour

to Oct 14

Unforgettable, Faith Building Adventure

From Australia to the Ark

Peter and Veronika Hatte invite you to join them for the first Answers in Genesis sponsored tour from Australia to the Ark!

We will see many faith-based attractions in the USA, including Amish country, Sight & Sound Theatres, and Museum of the Bible as we journey together from New York City to rural Kentucky. Riverboats, restaurants, live theatre, and sightseeing will culminate with your visit to our Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter!

Peter and Veronika Hatte at Ark Encounter

Peter and Veronika committed their lives to the Lord in the 1970s and have a passion for young-earth education. In 2011, Peter and his youngest son took a trip to the Creation Museum, and since then Peter and Veronika have visited the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter several times including volunteering for 4 weeks in 2018. Peter is currently working as a volunteer in AiG Australia and New Zealand and takes an active role in the coordination of conferences and events. They have been married for 36 years, have 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. After retiring early from their careers as a police prosecutor and registered nurse, they were appointed as home missionaries to a church in Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia.


Your AU$300 deposit reserves you a place on the tour!

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Free Admission to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter


Carol Van Luyn
0478 453 880
[email protected]

Event Cost

Price: AU$5,850

Per person, based on double occupancy; Single occupancy option adds AU$1,500; Conditions apply. Subject to change.

  • Ark Encounter

    The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky

  • Creation Museum

    The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky

  • New York City

    New York: the city that never sleeps, photo by Valdivia on Unsplash

  • Lancaster County

    Amish carriage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - photo by Doug Kelley on Unsplash

  • Sight & Sound Theatres

    Sight & Sound Theatres, photo courtesy of Sight & Sound Theatres

  • Washington Monument

    Washington, DC, photo by Jacob Creswick on Unsplash

  • Museum of the Bible

    Luther exhibit, photo courtesy of Museum of the Bible

  • BB Riverboats

    Belle of Cincinnati paddle boat on the Ohio River, photo courtesy of BB Riverboats

Itinerary at a Glance:

OCTOBER 1 (Tuesday): Depart Sydney, arrive in the USA.

Since we cross the International Date Line, it will still be Tuesday, October 1st when we transit through Los Angeles airport and then arrive at JFK airport in New York City. Embark on an evening tour of the City That Never Sleeps. We will overnight at Holiday Inn Secaucus in New Jersey.

OCTOBER 2 (Wednesday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel then board a coach for Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You will have the opportunity to rest in the afternoon or enjoy a myriad of activities. For dinner, we will be the guests of an Amish family in their home. We will overnight at Bird-In-Hand Inn and Family Restaurant in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania.

OCTOBER 3 (Thursday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel, then board the coach to arrive at Kitchen Kettle Village to stroll through their lovely shops and enjoy lunch on your own. We will have time to return to the hotel to freshen up before departing for a scenic drive through the Amish Farmlands and arrive at Shady Maple Smorgasbord for dinner. After dinner, we will travel to Sight & Sound Theatres to see a live production of Jesus.

OCTOBER 4 (Friday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel then board the coach to arrive back at Sight & Sound Theatres for a Behind the Scenes Tour followed by a Biblical Tabernacle Tour. We will return to the hotel where you can grab a quick bite on your own at the café. In the afternoon, we will tour the Amish Farmlands. Dinner will be at the smorgasbord restaurant at the hotel. Afterward, we will enjoy fantastic illusions in the Magic & Wonder Show located onsite.

OCTOBER 5 (Saturday):

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then board the coach to depart for Washington, DC and the Museum of the Bible. We will enjoy the afternoon touring the museum and you can enjoy lunch on your own. We will dine at Gadsby’s Tavern that evening before arriving at the Hilton Hotel Old Town/King Street where you will enjoy a relaxing evening.

OCTOBER 6 (Sunday):

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting a local guide for a walking tour. Afterward, lunch on your own as you can explore downtown Alexandria, Virgina, nearby Washington, DC, or just relax. Dinner will be at a restaurant of your choosing.

OCTOBER 7 (Monday):

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for a day of travel. We will be overnighting at Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek, Ohio.

OCTOBER 8 (Tuesday):

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding the coach to head to Behalt Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. Midday will be spent exploring Berlin, Ohio, where you will be on your own for lunch. We will enjoy the David Warther Carving Museum before heading back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner. We will dine at Dutch Valley, and afterward, we will enjoy the Blue Gate Musical production at Ohio Star Theater, “A Simple Sanctuary.”

OCTOBER 9 (Wednesday):

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing to travel to the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky. We will dine at the Hofbrauhaus which is also in Newport. We will be overnighting at the Cincinnati Airport Hilton Hotel.

OCTOBER 10 (Thursday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel before departing to enjoy the day exploring the Creation Museum and Gardens, where you will be provided a voucher for lunch at Noah’s Café. Enjoy the 4D Theater, Planetarium show Created Cosmos, listen to a speaker, and hear a concert during your visit. Before returning to the hotel we will have an exclusive motor-coach dinner onsite at the Creation Museum in Legacy Hall.

OCTOBER 11 (Friday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel before departing for the world-class Ark Encounter where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Emzara’s Buffet and will enjoy exploring the Ark itself along with the zoo, shops, having snacks, or attending an optional event at the new Answers Center. To cap off the evening, we will travel to BB Riverboats, where we will take a scenic dinner cruise on the Ohio River.

OCTOBER 12 (Saturday):

Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel before heading to the CVG Airport to board your departing flight. Travel through the International Date Line. It will be Monday, the 14th of October when you land.

OCTOBER 14 (Monday):

Return to Australia renewed, refreshed, and inspired!


Additional Information

Price Includes:

  • Economy airfares SYD–JFK (Sydney to New York) plus CVG–SYD (Cincinnati to Sydney)
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • 11 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared twin rooms
  • Daily breakfasts at hotels and 8 dinners
  • Transport by deluxe, air-conditioned motor-coach
  • All guiding and entrance fees
  • All tips, porterage, and gratuities

Price Excludes:

  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance/sightseeing/meals other than those in the itinerary
  • Private room upgrade
  • Incidental expenses of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, room service, etc.
  • Any services not listed in “Price Includes” above

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