**All trips depart from Home Depot Shopping Center, Rt 70 and Shorrock Ave, Lakewood near old Staples
AND Glory’s Market, corner of West Commodore and Rt 527, Jackson
-unless otherwise noted-
CHOCOHOLICS TOUR OF TASTY PHILADELPHIA
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Join us for a tasty look at history, from a Chocolate viewpoint! Learn fascinating tidbits about Colonial Philadelphia and why chocolate houses were such an important aspect of society. Discover the Quaker Connection, why Colonial children often did not drink chocolate but beer
instead! And indulge in some decadent treats along the way!… 9:00am - meet your local entertaining hostesses, Marian & Faith to begin your “chocolate” journey along America’s most historic mile.… experience chocolate & Chihully at a most unique
museum with outstanding glass collections, including that of America's most famous glass artist, Dale Chihully. Marvel at the 2 ½ story Flame of Liberty gracing the International Hall of Heroes. See works honoring freedom & democracy from other renowned artists such as Marc
Chagall & Rodin. Add to that an extraordinary collection of White House
China and you will agree that this is truly a museum you will never forget! Plus, enjoy a delicious chocolate treat from Asher’s Chocolates!… savor a memorable lunch
aboard a 100 year old sailing ship, the Moshulu. This elegant four-diamond
restaurant offers unparalleled views of the Delaware River while you enjoy
first class food & an exquisite ambiance of polished mahogany, etched
glass, hand-painted murals and stylish South Seas accents with dazzling views
of the Philadelphia waterfront and beautiful skyline. Save some room for a
decadent chocolate dessert!
.. visit the oldest candy store in America, right in the heart of the
historic district of Olde City Philadelphia. Savor a delicious treat – no calories,
of course. … enter an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, jerk hats and
all, with wonderful decorative tin walls & ceilings, a beautiful original
porcelain mosaic tile floor, and authentic ice cream sprinkled with the
forgotten flavors of America’s past. The milk & cream come from Berks and Lancaster counties and are processed by a family-owned dairy dating back to 1920. Enjoy!
... enter a most unusual wine emporium with everything but the grape! We have specially
arranged a wine and chocolate tasting, along with a Cabernet wine chocolate
sauce that will be the hit of your next party! Here’s also your chance to learn about a soiree!
… 5:30pm – depart on your homeward journey after a very
tasty tour from Colonial to present day Philadelphia, with lots of chocolate
energy along the way!
Bus departs Jackson 7:15 AM, Lakewood 8:00 AM approximate 8:00 PM
Liberty Hall Museum
Dining on the Titanic!
Thursday, September 11
Step back in time and experience fine dining on the high
seas without ever leaving shore!
You’ll sample a menu inspired by the Titanic’s own lavish bill of fare
served on replica china from the ship.
You will have the opportunity to take in the serene vistas of Liberty
Hall’s acclaimed formal gardens and enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Hall Museum
including the exhibit Bon Voyage! 200 Years of Luxury Travel.
Time allowed to visit the gift shop.
Bus departs Jackson 8:45 AM, Lakewood 9:30 AM approximate 4:30 PM
Hudson Valley Wine, Dine, Cruise and More
Sunday, September 21-Tuesday, September 23
Journey to the Hudson Valley during the most beautiful
season to take a boat cruise along Hudson, visit Boscobel Home and Gardens with
orchards overlooking the Hudson, enjoy a tour and wonderful buffet and kitchen
tour at the spectacular Mohonk Mountain House, take a walk across the Walkway
over the Hudson, take in a meal or shopping at Newburgh waterfront in the
evening, enjoy an escorted tour of West Point with buffet lunch at the Hotel
Thayer, visit the Brotherhood Winery, enjoy a Dutch dinner at the Meiser
Homestead with song and shop in beautiful Rhinebeck !
It will be a splendid few
days. Please join us.
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s
gratuity, accommodations at the Hampton Inn Fishkill, dinner Sunday, breakfast
and lunch Monday, breakfast and lunch Tuesday, all tours, cruise and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson7:15 AM, Lakewood 8:00 AM approximate 6:30 PM
$542 Double $633 Single $473Triple
Brooklyn Tour II and Lunch
If you loved our first “Slice of Brooklyn Tour” you will love this “Part II” tour
where you will see different parts of this unique and historic neighborhood. How
many people can say they walked across the Brooklyn Bridge? You will have
this opportunity during this tour! (optional) Your tour will include
a stop at Junior’s, a Brooklyn classic since 1950 for a pastrami on rye, fries,
soft drinks as well as a slice of cheesecake and an egg cream for dessert
(alternate of corned beef, tuna or turkey available) It doesn’t get
more Brooklyn than that! You will see Brooklyn which includes an
audio-visual historical tour of its movie locations, landmarks and points of
interest. You will learn about and see more of the things that have made
Brooklyn famous including Brooklyn Heights, The Promenade, Park Slope’s tree
lined streets, Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza, Greenwood Cemetery, Ebbets Field
where the Dodgers once played and more. Movie locations include The Godfather,
As Good As It Gets, The Chosen, Dog Day Afternoon and more. We will provide
a stop before we leave Brooklyn for you to purchase some of their Italian
delicacies at Villabate - Alba Pastry Shop in Bensonhurst. Please wear
comfortable walking shoes for the Brooklyn Heights portion of the
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tour,
trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 7:15 AM, Lakewood 8:00 AM approximate 6:30 PM return $99
Fun & Festive Christmas in Philadelphia
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
… 10:00am – meet your entertaining hostesses, Marian and Faith
for a fun day of Philadelphia Christmas traditions!
… experience a Philadelphia Holiday tradition at Macy’s, formerly
Wanamaker’s. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Old World charm and fabulous
shopping. The highlight of your visit will be the dazzling Christmas Light Show
spectacular, a beloved Philadelphia tradition for more than half a century.
Watch over 100,000 lights combine to animate fantastic holiday images of
snowflakes, ballerinas & reindeer in the 4-story Grand Court atrium.
The lighting display is accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned
Wanamaker Grand Organ.
… lunch on own in the food court at the striking Comcast Center. Be
entertained by “The Wall,” a 2,100-square-foot high-definition LED screen in the
impressive winter garden. The Wall’s 10 million pixels give it 5 times more
resolution than hi-definition television. The Holiday Spectacular features
stunning original sights & sounds of the season, including ice skaters &
performers from the Walnut Street Theatre.
… explore the Christmas Village at Love Park, modeled after traditional
German Christmas Markets. Stroll through rows of timber booths displaying
festive holiday wares, including Christmas ornaments, arts & crafts, toys,
sweets, hot food & drinks.
… dinner tonight will be an international adventure into the world of
authentic German cooking. From the staff in heritage costumes, to old world
recipes, delectable desserts & a bit of German culture, we’re sure to have
lots of "Oom-papa" fun!
… wrap up the day with a visit to Franklin Square, home of the new Electrical
Spectacle Holiday Light Show! See more than 50,000 lights as they illuminate the
historic fountain, trees & buildings surrounding the Square, accompanied by
a custom holiday soundtrack. Philadelphia’s historic & only carousel
contributes to the merry atmosphere with its own festive lights & music, and
food vendors offer seasonal food & beverages to warm you up!
… 8:30pm – approximate return home after a fun & festive day in
Philadelphia with Garden
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Lights and Canolli’s
Tuesday, December 9
This holiday tour highlights the festive homes of Dyker Heights, the
Italian-American section of Brooklyn made famous in the PBS documentary "Dyker Lights" and seen on TLC's "Crazy Christmas Lights". You'll also visit the festive homes in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Included is a stop at a shop for a
cannoli and cappuccino! The multimedia presentation includes vintage Christmas
variety specials like Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and more! Lunch will be enjoyed before the tour Tommaso’s to include appetizers, entrée, cannoli, coffee or cappuccino and
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tour, cannoli and cappuccino, trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 12:15 PM, Lakewood
1:00 PM approximate 10:30 PM return
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
Limited tickets for most events.
We will gladly refund any money with a notice of at least 30 days.
Substitutions are allowed if necessary.
Please advise, in advance, of any disabilities or special needs.
All trips run rain or shine.
Confirmations/Itineraries will be available within one of week of registering.
Please note times are approximate and subject to change.
*Professional sporting leagues have the right to change the starting times of games to accommodate television network requirements. In these cases, we will inform you and will operate the trip at the new time. No refunds/credits will be provided if a passenger cannot attend unless we can find a substitution. If the game or event has been rained out, or postponed after the trip departs, no transportation will be provided to the scheduled event on the new date. Ticket Holders should observe the "raincheck" information printed on the ticket. Transportation cost cannot be refunded. If the game or event has been canceled, postponed, or rained out prior to trip departure, Ticket Holders will receive their tickets and should follow the "Raincheck" information. A refund of the transportation price will be issued.
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