FALL IN OUR NATION’S CAPITOL - WASHINGTON, DC
SEPTEMBER 14 - 16 $ 599.00
The beautiful fall colors provide a lovely backdrop for our visit to Washington, DC, where we will honor American heroes, tour the Capitol building, visit many Memorials, explore the Smithsonian Museums, and stay at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Day 1: We begin our late afternoon arrival with visits to the WWII, Martin Luther King and Iwo Jima Memorials, followed by an included dinner at our hotel. The evening is yours to explore Old Town Alexandria or take the local trolley to see the area.
Day 2: A tour of the Capitol building kicks off our day in this historic city before lunch and free time, on your own, to visit the Smithsonian Museums, a National Treasure showcasing our unique history. This afternoon, we have a guided city tour featuring national monuments. Dinner is included tonight at Joe Theisman’s restaurant near our hotel.
Day 3: This morning, we visit Arlington Cemetery, view the Kennedy gravesites, changing of the guards and more before returning home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage, taxes & included meal tips.
PICTURESQUE CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD,
PLYMOUTH & PROVINCETOWN
SEPTEMBER 23 - 29 $950.00 (early bird $925 until Feb 16)
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 new and exciting territory of Cape Cod, experiencing Martha’s Vineyard, visit a Cranberry farm to learn 2 methods of harvesting, 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. Dinner is 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, dinner is on your own in downtown Hyannis,
Day 3: Today we cross the Cape Cod Canal to tour America’s hometown and one of the country’s first settlements – Plymouth. 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. Lunch is on your own with some shopping time on this great waterfront area. A stop at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center this afternoon to explore the rich history and vigilant operations of the Cape Cod Canal before a tour of Hyannis, including the JFK Museum, Hyannisport and a view of the St. Francis Xavier Church, summer parish of the Kennedy Family. Dinner is included at the charming Optimist Café, a historic home built in 1849.
Day 4: 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. Lunch is on your own along with some free time 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 is on your own in Hyannis.
Day 5: Our day begins with a tour of Cape Farms and Cranberry Company, learning the stages of the cranberry growing process and seeing existing bogs currently in productions. 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. Dinner is on your own in Hyannis.
Day 6: Relax and enjoy the ride as we travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA to overnight for the night.
Day 7: Depart for home with great memories of Cape Cod and the New England area.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, Lobster cruise, dune tour, admission to listed attractions, local guide services. Luggage, taxes and meal tips.
SENECA NIAGARA CASINO & HOTEL
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK - AMERICAN SIDE
OCTOBER 9 - 11 $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.
SIGHT & SOUNDS “JESUS”, LANCASTER, PA
OCTOBER 24 - 26 $499.00
Experience Sight & Sound’s brand new show and the 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. Enjoy the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the movie “Sister Act" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Visit Krieder Farm and climb the new Silo, for amazing views and don’t forget the ever popular Kitchen Kettle.
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 “Sister Act”.
Day 2: This morning we will visit Krieder Farms for a tour, taking a high-tech view of farming, including a drive down the middle of our “cow palace” and a climb up to the new Silo Observation Tower for a spectacular view. Lunch is included before a visit to Riehl Quilts, a quilt and craft shop located on a beautiful, working farm. Enjoy an afternoon performance of “Jesus” at the amazing
Hershey Farms Restaurant followed with a hilarious show from the Lancaster County Comedy and ventriloquist show, fun for all ages.
Day 3: A stop in Hershey, PA enroute home for a chocolate tour and tasting, lunch included.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
FRENCH LICK & WEST BADEN SPRINGS RESORT
AND HOTEL, FRENCH LICK, INDIANA
OCTOBER 28 - 30 $ 425.00
Travel west to French Lick, Indiana to the fabulous French Lick Springs Resort and Hotel, where historic opulence is combined with every kind of luxurious amenity. Our beautiful hotel and the nearby West Baden Hotel have hosted among its distinguished visitors both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. We will visit the unusual West Baden hotel, which was dubbed "the eighth wonder of the world" by its wealthy clients of the early 20th century. It's just a trolley ride away from French Lick.
Day 1: We will arrive early evening with a stop at the Orange County Visitors Bureau for a welcome reception. Our overnight accommodations will be at the French Lick Springs Hotel with trolley and shuttle service to the West Baden hotel for exploring or dinner on your own. The evening is yours to enjoy the hotel, shopping, the casino or take the trolley to the West Baden Hotel to take a look around at the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Day 2: We begin our day with a wonderful breakfast, included, in the Grand Colonnade Restaurant, before touring the Historic West Baden Springs Hotel which opened in 1902 and features an elegant Atrium and mineral springs pavilions. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy at your leisure. Optional activities include, swimming, bowling, walking, hiking, horseback riding or a carriage ride around the property.
Day 3: Breakfast included, a walking tour of the French Lick hotel and additional free time before departing. We will make a stop at First Chance Center Industries, for a tour of the center for individuals with disabilities and a chance to purchase that “one-of-a-kind” product.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 hotel tours, casino free plays, luggage, taxes & resort fees.
WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONE TIME!
TWIN CITIES - BRISTOL, TENNESSEE & BRISTOL, VA
NOVEMBER 26 - 29 $ 635.00
In Bristol, you’ll get to enjoy the best of both Tennessee and Virginia as the city itself divides the two with the state line running right through the middle of downtown. Explore the Birthplace of Country Music, showcasing Bristol’s rich music legacy, explore downtown and experience Christmas at Bristol Motor Speedway!
Day 1: Travel south with us to warmer weather and “Bristol”, TN / VA. We will check into our hotel, the Hampton Inn for 3 nights. Tonight, we enjoy “The Story of the Song” complete with an authentic Appalachian dinner. Hear the story behind the songs of Nashville Hall of Fame writer, Richard Leigh. You may recognize some of his number 1 singles: Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue, The Greatest Man I Never Knew and many more.
Day 2: Today, we travel to Abingdon, VA and tour this historic town with a local step on guide. We will visit Abingdon Muster Grounds for revolutionary War history, White’s Mill, a working grist mill and learn healthy benefits of Olive Oil. Lunch is on your own at Heartwood, where you will find a large collection of traditional music and crafts. We round out the day with dinner, (included) and a Christmas presentation at the Barter Theater.
Day 3: We kick off today with a trip to the “Birthplace of Country Music”, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute with a focus on the story and impact of the 1927 Bristol Sessions.Explore the museum, exhibits and displays before a stop at the Museum store for that perfect Christmas gift We will take a short, downtown Historic Walking Tour, learn the heritage and history of the Twin-Cities, pause in front of the Country Music Mural, view the brass markers dividing State Street, and look for the historic Bristol sign, which marks the exact boundary between VA and TN In Bristol. Enjoy lunch on your own and some free time to explore downtown State Street. After lunch and some retail therapy, we will take a short drive to the Tennessee Ernie Ford Home for a tour. Our next stop is Bristol’s newest attraction, Steele Creek Nature Center. The building’s design is accented by a number of large windows which provide a sweeping panorama of the Steele Creek Park lake, along with new exhibits being added daily. Dinner (included) at the Burger Barn, a classic since 1942 and famously known as the last place Hank Williams, Sr. was seen alive. Tonight, we will visit Bristol Motor Speedway and celebrate their 21st season of holiday splendor. Enjoy a 4-mile ride through the “Speedway in Lights”, complete with over 2 million lights, a trip to the infield for a visit to the Appalachian country Christmas-themed Christmas Village, arts and crafts, hot chocolate and more.
Day 4: This morning, we make a quick stop at Blackbird bakery, before an afternoon stop in Charleston, WV for lunch on your own and a tour of the Capitol building. The Capitol dome is modeled after the U.S. Capitol, though it’s actually five feet taller, and is gilded in 23½ carat gold.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, listed attractions, luggage, step on guide, taxes and gratuities
CHRISTMAS AT THE GREENBRIER RESORT
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
DECEMBER 4 - 5 $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. Off site shopping via the Greenbrier shuttle to the Christmas Store, the quaint town of Lewisburg or just to view the many outdoor Christmas light displays.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 1 nights lodging, 1 afternoon tea, 1 Green Brier buffet breakfast, taxes, tips & resort fees.
****Please note pricing on all overnight tours is per person based on double occupancy.