THE ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM
SEPTEMBER 9 - 10 $345.00
Experience the life-size Noah's Ark! The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind theme attraction the whole family will enjoy, located in Williamstown, Kentucky. It is a Christian evangelical and fundamentalist theme park that opened in 2016. The centerpiece of the park is a full-scale model of Noah's Ark as described in the Genesis flood narrative of the Bible. It is 510 feet (155 m) long, 85 feet (26 m) wide, and 51 feet (16 m) high. We will also visit The Creation Museum, the state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot museum brings the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form. Prepare to believe.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 night lodging, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, admission to listed attractions, and included meal tips.
BEYOND THE MONUMENTS, WASHINGTON DC
SEPT 12 - 15 $850.00 (early bird discount $830 until February 15th)
Join us as we travel to our Nation’s Capital to explore hidden gems such as the National Archives, Embassy Row, Ford’s Theater, President Lincoln’s cottage and the United States Capitol!
Day 1: Arrive in the late afternoon and check in to Holiday Inn, Crystal City, VA. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Day 2: We begin our day with breakfast, included at the hotel, travel to the White House Visitor’s Center and view over 90 artifacts from the White House collection and a stop at the White House, complete with a photo opportunity. We then tour the National Archives where the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights reside. We will lunch on our own at the Department of Agriculture cafeteria. Our next stop is Ford’s Theater and Petersen’s House. Both have been restored as they were the night John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln. We will also tour President Lincoln’s Cottage, a foreign embassy, and enjoy an Illuminated Monument Driving Tour - a stunning view of the Memorials after dark! Dinner is included at District Chophouse & Brewery.
Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, included, we arrive at the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill, where we visit the US Capitol, and view the Library of Congress, and Supreme Court Building. We then have lunch on our own at the Capitol Visitor Center Cafeteria. We will visit the Washington Monument, Kennedy Arts Center, view the 9/11 Memorial and stop at the Air Force Memorial. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Day 4: After breakfast, included, pack up for our drive home. On the way out of town, we will visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA. This is the National Air and Space Museum that houses the Space Shuttle Enterprise, “Enola Gay”, Boeing 707 prototype, a B-17 Flying Fortress, among many other fascinating artifacts at this amazing museum. Lunch and dinner on your own.
PICTURESQUE CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD
PLYMOUTH & PROVINCETOWN
SEPTEMBER 22 - 28 $1040.00 (early bird pricing $975.00 until February 15th)
Join us as we travel across Pennsylvania and New England states to Cape Cod, touring Hyannis, Plymouth, Provincetown, and much more. This year we venture into an exciting territory of Cape Cod, experiencing Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful cottages, visit a Cranberry farm to learn how they are harvested, learn how to haul in lobster traps and so much more!
Day 1: Today we travel through Pennsylvania and enjoy the beautiful fall colors, with an overnight in Wilkes-Barre at the Hampton Inn. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 2: Enjoy the great Fall scenery while traveling eastward through New England to our destination of Hyannis, MA, our home for the next 4 nights at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel; dinner is on your own near the hotel.
Day 3: Our day begins with a tour of Flax Pond Farms (cranberry bogs), learning the stages of the cranberry growing process and seeing existing bog currently in production. We cross the Cape Cod Canal to tour America’s hometown and one of the country’s first settlements – Plymouth. Lunch is on your own with some shopping time on this great waterfront area. We will make a stop at Plymouth Rock before boarding for our “Lobster Tales Cruise” to learn about the many creatures that live in Plymouth Harbor. Experience a “hands on” approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Visit the oldest city of the Cape, Sandwich. A stop at the Cape Cod Canal Visitors’ Center this afternoon to explore the rich history and vigilant operations of the Cape Cod Canal. We will view the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a cranberry bog, and Cape Cod Bay before returning to our hotel. Dinner on your own near the hotel.
Day 4: A short drive on the Old King’s Highway, visiting the Eastham Windmill, Cape Cod Lighthouse and the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center, on our way to “Land’s End”, Provincetown, the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Free time to enjoy the wonderful variety of shops and have lunch on your own, before an afternoon Dune Tour through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Lunch is on your own. Tour the JFK Museum. Dinner is on your own near the hotel.
Day 5: Tour Hyannis including the John F Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and view of the St. Francis Xavier Church, summer parish of the Kennedy Family. A trip to Woods Hole and the center of discovery of the HMS Titanic, where we will board the ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Our local guide will give us a “Down Island” tour of the island, learning about the lifestyles of the islanders as we pass through the picturesque villages. Enjoy free time for lunch in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day on the island with a stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim. Dinner included this evening at Wimpy’s Seafood Café.
Day 6: Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum, where you learn about this fully rigged British built galley ship and its historic voyage in 1717, where it was captured by Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. See and touch real pirate treasure! Relax and enjoy the ride as we travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA to overnight for the night. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 7: Depart for home with great memories of Cape Cod and the New England area. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, Lobster cruise, dune tour, admission to listed attractions, local guide services, luggage handling, taxes and included meal tips.
SIGHT & SOUNDS “JESUS”, LANCASTER, PA
OCTOBER 2 - 4 $490.00
Experience Sight & Sound’s greatest rescue story of all time! “Jesus” is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever. We will also enjoy dinner and the musical “Will Roger’s Follies” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.
Day 1: With an early evening arrival in Lancaster, PA, we will check into the Country Inn and Suites and attend the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater performance of “Will Roger’s Follies”; a rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved humorist, journalist and friend of presidents bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza as it comes alive on stage. Dinner included.
Day 2: In the morning, we meet our local guide for a tour of Amish Farmlands, including Eli Stoltzfus Roadside Stand, and Leola Coach Shop. Lunch is on your own at the Kitchen Kettle Village. Enjoy an afternoon performance of “Jesus” at the amazing Sight & Sounds Theater. A family style dinner is included at Hershey Farms Restaurant before returning to our hotel.
Day 3: This morning we will visit Elva Hurst’s Barnyard Art Studio & Gallery, nestled in the center of Lancaster County, PA. Relax and enjoy the creativity of art, while Artisan Elva Hurst demonstrates the amazing art of “Chalk talk”. Lunch included at Enck’s, before departing for the Buckeye State. A fast food dinner break is on your own.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK - AMERICAN SIDE
OCTOBER 15 - 17 $379.00
Enjoy a fun-filled trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino within walking distance of Niagara Falls, with plenty of time for gaming and touring the Falls on your own.
Includes: Escorted, transportation, 2 nights lodging at casino hotel, $100.00 casino & $40.00 food vouchers, luggage & taxes. Casino vouchers subject to change - no passport needed.
AUTUMN IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
OCTOBER 27 - 30 $699.00 (early bird price $679 before February 15th)
Join us as we travel to the Smoky Mountains, one of our most beloved destinations. It’s a beautiful time of the year to travel and see the fall foliage in the mountains. Relax and enjoy the beautiful music and wonderful shows that make this tour a customer favorite.
Day 1: After an early evening arrival in Pigeon Forge at the Clarion Inn, we will enjoy the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s dinner theater; a hilarious 2-hour live show inspired by real-life events that will put a mountain feast in people’s bellies and a smile on their faces.
Day 2: Today we visit Dollywood, which features a variety of shows and entertainment for all ages. Lunch is on your own in the park, with many choices. After lunch, we stop at the Three Bears General Store, a 40,000 square foot shop where you can feed live bears and taste their famous fudge. Enjoy the sounds of Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Drifters and Gladys Knight during the ever popular Motown dinner show at the Majestic Theater.
Day 3: Breakfast included. This morning, we will delight in the many musical talents of Patty Waszak, a high energy, heartwarming variety show featuring a wide variety of music. Then relish a family style lunch included and shopping at the unique Apple Barn, an authentic barn from 1910 with a real working apple orchard on the grounds. We will conclude the night with a delicious dinner included at Bullfish Grill then a show at Country Tonite, voted the Best Show of the Year in 2018.
Day 4: Today after breakfast, included at our hotel, we will depart for home with a stop at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the world’s largest knife shop. Shop for early Christmas gifts of kitchen gadgets, camping/hunting gear and more.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes & meal tips.
CHRISTMAS AT THE GAYLORD OPRYLAND HOTEL
NOVEMBER 20 - 22 $650.00
‘Tis the Season for the Music City! Travel south to Nashville for a 2 night stay in the luxurious Gaylord Opryland Hotel with its nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and indoor river. Be sure to check out the dazzling 3 million Christmas lights!
Day 1: With a late afternoon arrival to this luxurious hotel, you will have time to enjoy dinner on your own before a live Holiday production at the Grand Ole’ Opry.
Day 2: After relishing the fabulous breakfast buffet at the hotel (included), we will have a guided tour of this luxurious hotel and a relaxing ride on the Delta River flatboat. This afternoon provides plenty of free time to stroll through the hotel and enjoy the wonderful Christmas lights and decorations. You may also like to take the free shuttle to Opry Mills Mall for some retail therapy or take in dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Day 3: After enjoying the breakfast buffet, included, we will travel back to the Buckeye State.
Includes: Escorted transportation, lodging for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes and included meal tips.
CHRISTMAS AT THE GREENBRIER RESORT
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
DECEMBER 9 - 10 $329.00
Stay in 5 star luxury, decorated in holiday splendor, and experience a sumptuous breakfast buffet at this beautiful & historic retreat! Enjoy afternoon tea, historic hotel walking tour (included), or take in one of the many optional activities such as the Bunker Tour, spa, indoor pool, ice skating rink, movie theatre, on-site casino or shopping at their many unique art galleries, shops & much more. There’s off-site shopping via the Greenbrier shuttle to the Christmas Store or just to view the many outdoor Christmas light displays.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 night’s lodging, 1 afternoon tea, 1 Greenbrier buffet breakfast, taxes, tips & resort fees
****Please note pricing on all overnight tours is per person based on double occupancy