tours of scenic berea

motorcoach group Tours

Please Contact our Group Tour Department with the form below to get your motorcoach group tour started!

Journey to a place where people create hand-crafted treasures instead of spreadsheets…

Stroll through streets where people still wave Hello and “Art is Alive and Well”. Become family through interactive classes with master-artists and specialized itineraries. Listen to our stories, join in songs with area musicians. Let our local step-on guide help you uncover Berea College, the first interracial, co-ed school in the south before the Civil War. Learn how the college still thrives today without charging tuition, promoting pride in labor and a job well done.

Guide Services

​Experience Berea’s colorful history. From the beginnings of Berea College, to the thriving art districts we have today, allow us to share Berea with you and your group.

Step-on Guided Tours
Learn more about historic Berea College, and explore Berea’s art districts.

Itinerary Planning
Talk with our staff about planning your itinerary.

 Entertainment

​Music & Storytelling have been a part of life in Kentucky since the first settlers arrived. Now your guests can immerse themselves in our culture through a variety of pre-scheduled performances.

Donna and Lewis Lamb
Native Kentuckians, this remarkable father-daughter duo have been entertaining folks with traditional Appalachian music for many years. With Lewis on fiddle and Donna on guitar, your feet don’t stand a chance of remaining still. In 2008, the Lambs received the highest award given in the Arts in Kentucky.

Boone Tavern Murder Mystery
Enjoy a spectacular 4-course dinner combined with a dramatic production by Bluegrass Mystery Theater.

Thursday Nite Jam Session
Jammin’ on the Porch has become a local favorite over the past few years. Anyone is welcome to pick a few and sing a few during this free open acoustic jam session. Listen or feel free to join in! Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. No charge.

*More musicians and ensembles may be available. Inquire when booking your tour.* 

Interactive Experiences

*Currently on hold do to COVID restrictions and space constraints.

Today’s traveler wants the convenience of group travel with the option of individual choices. Our Master Artist Classes offer just that!

Barnwood Birdhouses
Create a true KY piece with the Barnwood Birdhouse class. Using recycled barnwood, a KY license plate and willow branches, participants will build a home for their “feathered friends” or to use a decorative item.
$40/person. Max. 50

Blown Glass
Select your favorite color combinations of glass and literally blow your own ornament with the help of our master glass artist. Participants must wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and preferably cotton clothing. Ornaments must fire in kiln overnight. Delivery to hotel next morning or shipment arranged.
$40/person. Max. 10

Fused Glass
Learn to cut, layer and decorate pieces of glass into finished suncatchers and/or pendants. Master artist will provide patterns or better yet, let your own imagination run wild to create your own personal design. Each participant can create multiple pieces during class. Finished work must fire in kiln overnight and will be delivered to hotel next morning.
$40/person. Max. 20

Basket Making
Using various colors of reed and natural materials, participants will weave an “egg” basket they will be proud to call their own.
$40/person. Max. 50

Earrings & Pendant
Create beautifully textured metal earrings and pendant. Participants will drill, dome, hammer, layer and polish metal into a set of jewelry you will be proud to wear for years to come.
$40/person. Max. 10

Can-Tar
Don’t let the lack of an expensive instrument keep you from learning to play. Make your own “can-tar”, similar to a guitar, but less complicated (it REALLY works). Guests will also learn a song on the can-tar during class.
$40/person. Max. 15

How Classes Work…
Guest books trip with you and chooses their class at that time. (Once a class fills up, guests choose from the remaining options.) Berea Tourism does the rest!

TERMS: Reserve classes 60 days out. Final count for each class due 30 days out to allow artists time to prepare materials. Certain block-out dates apply. One payment to Berea Tourism does it all. Additional classes are available. Inquire when booking your tour.

group accommodations

Berea offers a variety of beautiful group friendly accommodations. All hotels above have inside access rooms. For all hotels, including those with outside access rooms, see our Lodging page at VisitBerea.com/Staying

 

Historic Boone Tavern - Berea, KY

Boone Tavern Hotel

65 Rooms
Main Street
(800) 366-9358
(859) 985-3700
boonetavernhotel.com

Fairfield Inn - Berea, KY

fairfield inn

62 Rooms
Exit 76
(859) 985-8191
marriott.com

Holiday Inn Express

holiday inn express

65 Rooms
Exit 76
(859) 985-5500
hiexpress.com

Creekside Lodge - Berea, KY

creekside lodge

Exit 77
(859) 228-0340

 

Quality Inn Logo - Berea, KY

quality inn

Exit 77
(859) 986-9627
choicehotels.com

group dining

Experience local cuisine with your entire group.

The below restaurants are capable of serving large motor coach groups in the same seating. Reservations are highly recommended for groups.

For a list of “On Your Own” dining options (including local quick serve restaurants), please see ​VisitBerea.com/Dining.

Old Town Amish Store - Berea, KY
Amish store (deli)
Dinner Bell- Berea, KY
Dinner Bell
Smokehouse Grill - Berea, KY
smokehouse grill
and buffet
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