ALTOONA, Pa., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's never too early to begin planning a group outing. The Alleghenies offer the opportunity to create customizable tours or simply choose a pre-planned sample tour.
At www.touralleghenies.com, operators and individuals can customize an itinerary by choosing the date range, the number of people, or by selecting a destination area or specific events. From there, options abound for a 1-5 day tour with themes including adventure/soft adventure, heritage, art & entertainment, dining, sightseeing, lodging and shopping. Additionally, an interactive map provides a visualization of the selected tour throughout the region. A calendar of events assures users won't miss aligning their trip with seasonal events.
"The Alleghenies is an accommodating destination for groups of all sizes, whether it's a family of four or a group of forty," said Adrienne Eichenlaub, Regional Tourism Program Manager, The Alleghenies. "With our new online tools, operators and individuals can easily navigate the region by creating a tour that best fits their needs."
In addition to the customizable tours, here are a few pre-planned sample tours:
"Mansions of The Alleghenies" (3 days/2 nights)
Discover the detailed architecture, and hear the stories of the people who called them "home." Each building on this tour has a distinct history that adds to the story of The Alleghenies and the settling of the region.
"Water, Land & Rail" (3 days/2 nights)
Travel by rail from Johnstown to Altoona with a stop at the Railroader's Museum to explore the history of the railroad industry. Visit one of the Top 5 Small Towns in America as you stroll through Huntingdon on a Town Trek, travel to the Rockhill Trolley Museum & top it off with a pontoon boat ride at Black Moshannon State Park.
"Taste of The Alleghenies" (4 days/3 nights)
Sample the sweets, wines and regional delights that are favorites of the locals. Discover the smooth taste of Gardner's Peanut Better Meltaways on a factory tour; indulge in the refined tastes of Brookmere wines made from fruits of the region and sample the Penn State Berkey Creamery.
The Alleghenies: The Alleghenies Tourism Council is a partnership of organizations interested in further developing the tourism industry and economic development opportunities in an eight county region in Southcentral Pennsylvania. The Council works under the umbrella of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, a non-profit economic development agency. For more information on The Alleghenies, call 1-800-458-3433 or visit www.TheAlleghenies.com.
SOURCE The Alleghenies Tourism Council