UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Bus departs Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ
Home Depot Shopping Center,
Shorrock Rd and Rt 70, Lakewood. Park near old Staples behind McDonalds
Use 1900 Shorrock Rd, Lakewood, NJ for GPS
2017 MULTI DAY TOURS ADDED
Carnegie Center & NY Public Library Tour and Lunch
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and LondonHow do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice Practice practice …or you can take the tour! Your tour guide will share 125 years of Carnegie Hall history, walking you through the landmark building. You will also see the famous Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage from various points of view, walk through Composers Alley, hear the stories behind many of the famous signed photographs of performers hanging on the walls, and visit the Rose Museum with more than 400 Carnegie Hall artifacts. Enjoy lunch at a nearby neighborhood restaurant. Finally, discover through a guided tour the flagship building of The New York Public Library—one of the world’s great libraries. A magnificent example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, this library has symbolized the democratic ideal of free and open access to knowledge since it opened to the public in 1911. Today, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building welcomes millions of visitors a year from across the world who find inspiration in its majestic public spaces, unparalleled research collections, and vibrant programs and exhibitions. You will have the opportunity to view the special limited time exhibit “Curtain Up” highlighting costumes and masks from Disney's The Lion King; the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera by Maria Björnson shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a celebration of the international hit &more!
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tours, trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 5:30 PM return $104
Philadelphia Flower show
HOLLAND: Flowering the World, will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands. You will enjoy 10 acres of great gardens, inspirational landscapes and fabulous shopping. Free daily lectures, demonstrations and presentations are offered including flower arranging and cooking presentations. Time allowed during the day to visit the Reading Terminal Market for lunch and shopping with Amish baked goods, Meat Markets, Fish Markets, Produce and more.
Package includes motor coach transportation, show admission, trip leader and driver’s gratuity.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM 4:30 PM return $86
“The Great Comet” on BroadwayStarring Josh Groban
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Drawing inspiration from War and Peace, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 follows Natasha, a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole while her betrothed Andrey is off fighting. Andrey's best friend Pierre remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms. Lunch near theater to include salad entrée choice, sides, dessert, coffee and tea before the 2 PM Matinee
Package includes motor coach, lunch, orchestra seats, trip leader, driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Equestra club house 9:00 am Lakewood 9:30 and Farmingdale 10:00 approximate 6:30 PM return $210
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
My Fair Lady
Thursday, March 23
You will be enchanted by this touching story when the egotistical Prefessor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl into an elegant lady in time for a society ball. His gamble could pay off, but the spirited Eliz Doolittle is more of a handful than he could have expected! The classic is filled with cheerful songs like I could have danced all night, Would it be lovely and more.
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity,lunch, play and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 6:30 PM return $111
Kinky Boots on Broadway and Lunch
Saturday, March 25
Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper (who became the first female solo songwriter to win a Tony) and a hilarious yet moving book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Lunch will be enjoyed at Da Rosina to include full course lunch of your choice.
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, orchestra seats, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 6:30 PM return $168
Lunch in an Amish Home, Chalk Talk and Pretzel Factory tour
Tuesday, April 4
You will begin your day at the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. You will tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in the bakery store. After an appetizer tease at the Pretzel Bakery, you will enjoy a bounty of delicious Amish cuisine prepared by a family at their Amish home and farm. Finally, be amazed as you discover the art of Chalk Talk in a beautiful Barnyard Art Studio and Gallery nestled in beautiful Lancaster, PA. An unusual artist tells her story as an old Order Mennonite through very inspirational program of music, art and narration using chalk as a medium. As she works in front of you, watch her creations come to life! A truely unique experience you won’t soon forget!
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tours, demonstrations, driver’s gratuity and leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:30 PM return $103
Washington DC Cherry Blossom Getaway
Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9, 2017
You will start your tour at the 14th Century style Gothic wonder, standing higher than the National Monument and is the sixth largest church in the world, the National Cathedral. After your guided tour you will enjoy a guided tour of the Navy Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial. A full course dinner will be enjoyed by all before checking in to the hotel. After a deluxe private breakfast the following morning, you will enjoy premium preferred reserved Grandstand seats for the Cherry Blossom Parade. Along with the parade are several free concerts on the Mall.. Time will be allowed for you to explore your choice of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums on the National Mall including National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Freer Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and more. Lunch on your own at one of the many cafes within the museums. Later in the afternoon you will meet the guide to see the Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial, FDR Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. A full course dinner will be enjoyed before an Illuminated Monument Night Tour stopping at the newest memorial, National World War II Memorial. You will also walk through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a spectacular view of the city from the terrace. Stops or drive bys will also include Iwo Jima Statue, Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, Washington Memoral, White House and the U.S. Capital Building. After another deluxe private breakfast the final morning, you will take a guided tour of the Arlington National Cemetery. On and off the tram your guide will direct you to points of interest including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards. After a delightful tour of the many sites of Washington D.C. you will enjoy a nice brunch sailing down the Potomac while enjoying live entertainment and unparalleled views of the Capital’s greatest monuments.
$553 Double $699 Single $100 deposit to reserve
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. LIMITED SEATS
NYC Broadway Musical Traveling Excursion
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Let us bring Broadway to you! Travel with us through NYC while being entertained on the bus by an Actors Equity Broadway performer as she sings her way through the various
neighborhoods including Times Square, Central Park West, Greenwich Village and Wall Street.
See where the stars lived, lusted, loved and performed. Hear their music and learn about their lives and trivia, little known to the public, as you weave your way through NYC History! There
will be stops off the bus for this exciting and entertaining tour including a wonderful lunch in Greenwich Village including salad, appetizer, entrée choice, soda, beer, wine and SANGRIA!.Very little walking. On/Off bus several times.
Bus departs Jackson/Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:30 PM return
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tour, trip leader and driver’s gratuity $95
Thursday, April 27
Tour Newark and be surprised! Travel to Branch Brook Park where we will view the lingering blossoms of 5,000 flowering cherry trees, through the Forest Hill Historic District enroute to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart where we will enjoy its beauty and the mini organ recital. Travel back downtown through the university/college complex to lunch. Enjoy lunch at Maize Restaurant in the historic Robert Treat Hotel. After lunch, weather permitting, we will walk across the street to Military Park. Established in 1669, the park has recently been brought into the 21st century, we will view the new Prudential Tower and the renovated Hahne's Department Store and up close the magnificent Guztum Borglum masterpiece, "Wars of America". You might want to take a ride on the carousel. Arrive at the Newark Boys Chorus School where will be treated to a min-concert by Newark's Finest Ambassadors. Take home a taste of Newark, our last stop will be at Wards Coffee, the oldest store in Newark, it is a mecca for coffee lovers.
Package includes coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, guided tour, lunch, concert and leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8 AM, Lakewood 8:45 AM approximate 5:30 PM return $99
Virginia Tatoo military Festival
Friday April 28-Sunday April 30, 2017
Begin your patriotic adventure aboard the Victory Rover Cruising through the bustling Hampton Roads Harbor, one of the largest in the world. Enjoy fascinating and entertaining commentary during the two-hour excursion aboard this naval themed vessel. Take in the sights of aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, guided cruisers and all of the other ships that form the world's most powerful armada. A boxed dinner will be served picnic style during the cruise. The celebration continues on Saturday morning. Following breakfast at the hotel, you will head downtown for an early visit to Nauticus, a nautical museum, where you will learn about the power of the sea, experience ship handling first hand and pet a shark. Visit the museum and then enjoy a self-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—the largest battleship that served in WWII, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War. Walk the short distance for reserved seating at the Parade of Nations which features marching bands, Tattoo performers, dazzling floats and decorated NATO officials, all representing NATO nations. Walk the short distance to Town Point Park for NATO Fest, a cultural experience of food, drink and entertainment. The 28 NATO countries will showcase unique cultures in a festival-style format. You can take in the sights and sounds while enjoying lunch on your own from the many international offerings. Then it’s off to Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval installation in the world. On your riding tour, pass the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on “Admiral’s Row” and drive by the military vessels, including the magnificent battleships. An active-duty military personnel will board the motor coach and narrate throughout the base. Back downtown, visit the MacArthur Memorial for a glimpse into our country’s history. View the outstanding collection of artifacts, documents, photographs and memorabilia housed in Norfolk's historic city hall which trace the life and times of five-star General Douglas MacArthur and see the 25-minute film which chronicles General MacArthur’s life. The General and Mrs. MacArthur are entombed in the rotunda of the memorial. Depart from there for a fun-filled night at The Virginia International Tattoo. The experience will begin with Taste of Tattoo: A Pre-Performance Dinner Experience, featuring lively entertainment acts performed on a stage while guests enjoy a delicious, plentiful Southern buffet dinner. Then it’s on to the main event—the Tattoo, the largest in the United States.
After breakfast and check-out, spend the morning at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in full bloom. Take a trackless tram to explore 155-acres of rare flowers, mature forests and one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, and roses on the East Coast. Enjoy a champagne brunch with a live jazz quartet aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. Feast on a sumptuous buffet and enjoy the many fascinating sights as you cruise through the Hampton Roads Harbor. Depart Norfolk with fond memories of your time in Coastal Virginia.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations, two breakfasts, one brunch and two dinners, guided tours, admissions, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 8:00 PM return
$508pp triple occupancy$548pp double occupancy $668pp single occupancy
$100 deposit to reserve. Balance due March 1
Annapolis and Baltimore
Tuesday, May 2-3, 2017
Tour the Maryland State House then see the sights of Annapolis from the comfort of your motor coach followed by a walking tour of the United States Naval Academy. Led by a colonial attired guide on both coach and stroll. Enjoy a 40 minute cruise of the Annapolis harbor and the banks of USNA with glimpses of the Bay Bridge. Recorded narration and water views provide perfect introduction to Annapolis area waterways. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy a nice relaxing dinner. The following day, after a hot breakfast you will travel to Baltimore to enjoy the beautiful Inner Harbor including the National Aquarium on your own if you wish and lunch at Phillips on the harbor. We will travel by Water Taxi to Fort McHenry where you will learn about the soldiers, sailors and regular citizens who became the unsung heroes of the War of 1812. During the interactive “Flag Talk” at Fort McHenry, you will join a National Park Service ranger in unrolling the 30-by-42- foot, replica Star-Spangled Banner flag on the site where it flew 200 years ago.
Great hands on experiential tour!!
Package: motor coach, driver’s gratuity, guided tours, water taxi, admissions, overnight accommodations, dinner, breakfast and lunch and leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 9 PM return
$294 double occupancy $359 single occupancy
$100 deposit to reserve Balance due March 25
NY Botanical Garden, Chihuly & Arthur Ave Lunch
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Your first stop will be Arthur Avenue where time will be allowed to browse Arthur Avenue in the Bronx also known as the real Little Italy. The best place to buy bread, pasta, meat, pastries, Italian sausage and more….feel free to bring a cooler. You will enjoy a true Italian lunch on Arthur Avenue. Finally, you are in for a special treat with a special exhibition of Chihuly. For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition in New York. Chihuly's dynamic works of art with their organic shapes in brilliant colors are show cased at the gardens. New hand-blown glass sculptures, created specifically for NYBG, will complement the architecture of the Garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, itself considered a work of glass art. After your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the gardens on your own, utilize the tram around the gardens or visit the wonderful gift shop.
Package includes motor coach , lunch, admission, driver’s gratuity, guided tour, drivers gratuity and leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 5:30 PM return $117
Monday May 22-Wednesday May 24, 2017
You will start your tour at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center with “A New Birth of Freedom” film to orient you to the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. Also see the restored “Battle of Gettysburg” cyclorama painting – the largest painting in the country depicting the third day’s battle. You will have time to browse through the museum portion, where the story of the Battle and the war is told through 12 galleries that include artifacts, interactive exhibits and additional films. Four Score and Seven years before the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, (1776), Reverend Alexander Dobbin built a house to begin a new life in America for himself and his family. Today his home is a colonial restaurant where superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago. Enjoy your lunch! After lunch you will take a guided tour of the battlefield and explore the significant sites of this dramatic event. After checking into your hotel you will enjoy dinner at a beautifully restored 165 year old barn highlighting family style meals. The following morning after a hot buffet breakfast you will visit the Eisenhower Estate home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.. After your visit you will have the opportunity to explore downtown Gettysburg for lunch on your own and shopping. But save some room for a unique history and food tour of Gettysburg introducing you to some of the best eateries in town while walking through historic streets and showing you the historic and cultural highlights. After some relax time at the hotel, your evening will begin with dinner at Farnsworth and ghost history lecture. Finally, you will experience Gettysburg at the Jennie Wade House and Ghost tour. (some walking and a few stairs involved) Finally, No visit to Gettysburg is complete without a visit to some of the historic churches in the town. Some of these churches served as hospitals during the conflict, some were built as memorials to the Battle, and others played a role in the everyday life of the citizens of the time. After your guided church tours you will board the bus to start our trip back to NJ. We will stop along the way for a train ride with history narration enhanced by narrators on the train or along the route: perhaps Lincoln as a passenger; soldiers vying for control of bridges and tracks; 16-year-old telegrapher apprentice John Shearer relaying messages from the Gettysburg battlefield to Washington. Lunch will be enjoyed in Glenn Rock before your return with memories of a wonderful trip full of history, entertainment and food.
Package includes motor coach , hotel 2 nights, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, admissions, tours, driver’s gratuity and leader. $514 inclusive
9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM and One World Observatory
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Start the day with a full course lunch on Wall Street including salad, pasta, entrée choice of chicken, veal or fish, dessert and beverages. Then experience One World Observatory.
Listen to the heartfelt true stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center in an inspiring walk-through video montage. As you ride to the top, watch over 500 years of New York City evolution in under 60 seconds. This breathtaking ascension uses floor-to-ceiling LED technology to surround you with an immersive virtual time-lapse unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Clear your mind and connect with the rhythms of the city. At the end of this audio-visual experience, get your first glimpse of the spectacular skyline. On the 100th floor, take your time exploring expansive, panoramic views in every direction. Discover Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the surrounding waters from an entirely new perspective. Take a break from looking out, and look down. Stand over this clear, 14-foot glass disc and see what’s happening on the city streets 100 stories below.
Finally you will visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum which tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. You may also wish to visit St Paul’s Chapel’s 9/11 Memorial across the street. Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, admissions, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9 AM approximate 5:30 PM return $124
NIAGARA FALLS AND TORONTO TOUR
June 11-15, 2017
Your tour will begin by checking into the beautiful Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls, where you are centrally located in Niagara Falls close to American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Enjoy Dinner at one of the most popular local restaurants in the area. On your first full day in Niagra…You will enjoy a 3 hour tour along Niagra River Parkway and throughout the city viewing scenic points of interest as well as stopping at the Falls, Floral Clock and Whirlpool. The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above! Enjoy your boat ride on Hornblower Niagara Cruise, formerly Maid of the Mist. You will also delight in dinner with a view of the American Falls. Finally, experience the thrill with the Imax Theatre presentation of "Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic",the story of Niagara and its daredevils as seen on Canada's largest movie screen. Begin your third day with a Toronto tour which will show you the Parliament Buildings, Casa Loma Mansion, The Financial District, Chinatown and more. A visit to the Eaton's Centre will allow for time to shop & have lunch on your own. End your day with dinner at the Mandarin Restaurant near Niagra featuring North American and International Cuisine. This award-winning buffet has an extensive soup and salad bar, grill tables, a prime rib counter, a sushi corner, and a variety of hot foods. An array of desserts and an ice cream sundae bar offer the perfect end to the meal. Upon your fourth day, a Niagara Falls Guide will meet you at the Hotel for a 6 hour Niagara Tour with a stop at the Chocolate Factory, a Visit to NOTL, Welland Shipping Canal & a Local Winery Tour. Enjoy an early Dinner right in front of the Canadian Falls.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations, 4 full breakfasts, 4 dinners, admissions, tours, guides, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
$699 double occupancy $795 single $100 deposit to reserve PASSPORT REQUIRED
Highline Park Tour and Lunch
Tuesday, June 27
Join Bruce Michael, the former Creative Producer of the Radio City Rockettes on an unforgettable journey through “new” and classic New York. After a short narrated bus tour from Lincoln tunnel we will begin our walk on the High Line, the 1.45-mile aerial greenway built on an elevated section of the abandoned New York Central railroad line.
From the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project to the new Whitney Museum in the re-vitalized Meatpacking District, your walk will give you a view of the past to the dynamic present of one of the most vital sections of the City. We leave the High Line at Gansevoort Street and stroll through the Meatpacking District, now the home of trendy boutiques and restaurants. Our destination will be the Chelsea Market, New York’s most unique food emporium located in the former Nabisco factory. The bus will meet you in front of the Chelsea Market as we head to Little Italy for lunch at an historic institution that opened in 1904. After lunch, the bus tour continues through the new Financial District’s Battery Park City with views of the re-built World Trade Center. We will then head back uptown passing the South Street Seaport and through the Lower East Side and the East Village while hearing about the many generations of immigrants that populated these dense neighborhoods. We will learn how the Lower East Side neighborhoods have become gentrified havens for many newcomers that now come from all over the world to live in these re-imagined sections of the city. Our journey will then take us back to midtown for views of Rockefeller Center and personal stories of Bruce Michael’s tenure at Radio City. The day ends with a trip through the re-vitalized Times Square, as we hear about it’s history including the Square’s almost demise and it’s ultimate renaissance.
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, guided tour, lunch and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 Am approximate 7:30 PM return
Thursday, June 29
Learn about “Dion and the Belmont” and the artists of the Lincoln Memorial statue. View the Art Deco Buildings of the Grand Concourse as you travel to the Hall of Fame of Great Americans and the amazing Gould library designed by famed architect Stanford White. Over 20 movies have been filmed here! You will also visit the Woodlawn Cemetery and the monuments to the famous Americans from Joseph Pulitzer, Herman Melville, WC Handy, Jay Gould, Duke Ellington and many more palatial monuments and their beautiful scenic settings. You will enjoy lunch in City Island to include choices of Lobster, shrimp, fish chicken and ribs, snow crab legs and more. Yum!
Visit historic Arthur Avenue for a culinary delight of the “Real Little Italy” and see Italian food prepared. Bring a cooler to stock up on your own culinary treasures!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch, tour, admissions, guides and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:00 PM return $129
Philadelphia Mural Tour and Magic Gardens
July 13, 2017
How will you see the city?! Explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery and get to know the city’s stunning mural collection by taking an exciting guided tour. Weave through diverse neighborhoods by wheels and be inspired by the incredible public art that makes Philadelphia the mural capital of the world! Experience firsthand how art ignites change.
On Philadelphia’s Reimagined Landscapes, see the incredible stories of Philadelphia’s industrial history as the “Workshop of the World” and learn about the city’s current entrepreneurial re-awakening as you travel through Frankford & Kensington. After lunch at a Brazilian steak house where you will enjoy the experience as much as the food, you will visit a beautiful hidden secret in Philadelphia. Take a walk into alleyways around Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens to view Isaiah Zagar’s glittering creations. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art.
Package includes motor coach transportation, both tours, lunch and drivers gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 Am approximate 6:30 PM return $103
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Starring Bette Midler and featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker and her attempts to marry "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. Lunch near theater to include salad entrée choice, sides, dessert, coffee and tea before the 2 PM Matinee
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, mezzanine seats, trip leader, driver’s gratuity
$175 deposit due November 9
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY
July 31-August 3, 2017
Experience and taste your way through Vermont while you visit and see some of Vermont’s beautiful scenery and favorite destinations. On your way to the hotel you visit Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, where Lincoln’s descendants lived until 1975. Check into the Middlebury Inn where you will feel the warmth of New England hospitality with the comforts and conveniences of the modern world. Dinner at a local quaint restaurant will follow a warm welcome reception. Day two will include a tour and tasting at Ben and Jerry’s and time to enjoy the quaint village of Stowe for lunch and shopping on your own. A visit to the Trapp Family Lodge is on the agenda where the Von Traps made their home after leaving their beloved Austria during World War II. Finally, visit the birthplace of America’s most lovable bears and tour the factory and shop in the Bear Shop. Return to your Inn with time to freshen up before enjoying a dinner at the Inn with a cooking demonstration given by the Inn’s chef. In the evening, enjoy the talents of a local musician, playing your favorite melodies. You will begin day three at the largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry in the world! Take a narrated tour with gorgeous mountain views as your Rock of Ages guide shares their passion for all things granite. A special treat is in order with a behind the scenes meet and greet with a granite sculptor. After visiting the Visitor Center and gift shop it’s off to Montpelier, VT to explore the quaint city and enjoy lunch and shopping on your own. Have you heard of sugar snow? It’s heavenly and Morse Farm, a 7th generation maple syrup producer, will entertain with tales of family maple sugarin’ adventures, multimedia displays in their real Woodshed Theater, whimsical woodcarvings made by Burr himself and a wonderful maple “country store”. Your day ends with a scenic drive to the Waybury Inn, commonly referred to as the Bob Newhart Inn. This charming Inn is the perfect VT ending to the day as the food and ambience here truly depicts Vermont. After a final Vermont Country breakfast, visit the Grafton Cheese Company. Watch Grafton’s authentic Vt cheddar-making methods through the large cheese-making viewing area. Finally, begin your journey toward home before a stop at the award winning restaurant at Yankee Candle Village for lunch and shopping.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations, 3 full breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 lunch, admissions, tours, guides, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
$733 double occupancy $933 single $100 deposit to reserve
Saratoga Springs and Lake George
August 20-22, 2017
Saratoga treasures its rich history of sparkling mineral waters and luxurious spas that have provided respite and relaxation for hundreds of years. Join us for this exciting tour from Lake George to Saratoga. You will begin your day checking in to a lake side hotel before a wonderful dinner cruise on Lake George. Board the paddlewheeler for a scenic dinner cruise on the lake aboard LAC du Sacrement. The following morning enjoy a guided tour in Saratoga Springs, know as the “Queen of the Spas” in the 19th Century, featuring the Congress Park area where you will enjoy the sights of the charming town center with its bubbling mineral springs and Victorian architecture. You will spend the afternoon at the historic Saratoga Race Course inside the historic Victorian Grandstand, where you will enjoy lunch and the races! Enjoy the Lake George Village for shopping and dinner on your own at one of the many village dining options or enjoy the hotel amenities. Your final day will begin with a guided tour of Yaddo Gardens. The Gardens are among the most popular attractions in Saratoga Springs and receive over 50,000 visits annually Then you are off to lunch at a unique restaurant creatively repurposed from a 1912 dairy barn, tucked away in an idyllic pastoral setting in Saratoga Springs before heading home with wonderful Adirondack memories
Package includes round trip motor coach transportation, two night stay at hotel, baggage handling, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner cruise, all tours and guides, admissions, trip leader and drivers gratuity.
$630 double occupancy $875 single occupancy
Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
September 10-14, 2017
The Atlantic crashes on a coastline strewn with quaint harbors, windswept beaches, glorious dunes and blinking lighthouses. Explore Cape Cod on this fabulous 5 day tour. Arrive in Hyannis and visit the Kennedy Memorial and see St. Francis Xavier church in Hyannis. You will check in to the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center before enjoying your first New England dinner. Day 2, depart for a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. A short sea voyage brings you to this scenic paradise. Enjoy the painted gingerbread cottages and tabernacle of Oak Bluffs.
Then continue the tour to Edgartown with many quaint shops and learn of its whaling history. You will travel along the beach where JAWS was filmed. Boats, lighthouses and more are yours to enjoy. Day 3, cruise to the Little Gray Lady of the Sea, Nantucket Island. You will be able to view the Kennedy Compound from the shipboard viewpoint. Board the sightseeing bus for a tour of the Island and then return to Nantucket for browsing and shopping. See the cobblestone streets and quaint sites of this town. A stop will be made for dinner before returning to the hotel. Day 4, depart for a tour of Old Cape Cod to see Nauset Lighthouse, the Marconi Radio Station site, and the high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park Visitors Center. Then on to the tip of Cape Cod – Provincetown. Browse about town and visit the docks where giant tuna are brought. Then you are in for a treat when you board the ship for a thrilling whale watch cruise. The naturalist on board will explain whale behavior and migration patterns as you observe the “gentle giants” just a few feet away. You will enjoy a traditional New England Lobster dinner before you return to the hotel.
Day 5 a stop will be made in Plymouth to see the Mayflower II, Cole’s Hill, Plymouth Rock, and the Sarcophagus, Leydon St. (the original street of the Plantation), the Jenny Grist Mill, First Church, the Forefather’s monument & Brewster Park with the herring run.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations, 4 full breakfasts, 4 dinners including Lobster dinner, admissions, ferrys, tours, Whale Watch, guides, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
$776 double occupancy $933 single $100 deposit to reserve
Long Island Excursion!
Hamptons, Montauk, Mansions, Aquarium, Wineries…
Monday September 25-Wednesday September 27, 2017
You will begin your tour in Oyster Bay at an Ale House exhibiting a picture gallery of historic memorabilia honoring the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt as well as turn of the century Oyster Bay and the very compelling paintings by “America’s Artist”, Mort Kunstler. You will then enjoy a guided tour of Sagamore Hill. Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt's time in office, his "Summer White House" was the focus of international attention. Explore the natural surroundings and become inspired by the legacy of one of America's most popular presidents. As we head toward Riverhead a stop will be made at Palmer Vineyards one of the most visible and best-known Long Island estate wineries. You will have the opportunity to taste three different wines and purchase bottles at discounted price. Finally, you will check into the waterfront hotel, Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina that offers water views, a 24-hour fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a new seasonal poolside bar & grill, and more, including complimentary Wi-Fi access, a coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks® specialty coffees and premium wine, beer, and spirits. A magical private buffet dinner will be presented in the Long Island Aquarium amongst our sea friends. You will have the opportunity to explore the aquarium open to our group only!
The following day you will experience the Hamptons with a local guide. You will start in historic Southampton Village, the oldest English settlement in New York State. He will lead you through former farmlands, now the location of the estates of the rich and famous. We will stop at America’s Number 1 beach, Cooper’s Beach, where you will have a chance to take a stroll and enjoy the beauty of this famous playground of the wealthy residents. From there, we will travel to the heart of Southampton Village’s shopping district where on your own you will have time to shop the boutiques, experience America’s oldest department store, Hildreth’s, and have a snack at Southampton’s gourmet market, Citarella. We will travel to Montauk via Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, East Hampton and tour neighborhoods south of highway. You will enjoy lunch at Gosmans Dock before a tour of the Montauk Lighthouse. Finally, we will travel to East Hampton and visit the Ladies Village Improvement Society and shop the Bargain Box Store. Dinner will be enjoyed near the hotel at a nice restaurant. The following morning we enjoy Conscience Point, location where original settlers landed when they arrived in Southampton, June, 1640 - Take a stroll to the Point. We will leave for Sag Harbor to visit the Sag Harbor Whaling museum, Old Whalers Church and enjoy lunch on your own in the village. Finally, we will travel to North Fork via South Shelter Island Ferry and visit a winery before we board the bus to head home after a happy, wine-ful excursion.
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations, lunch Monday, dinner Monday and Tuesday, breakfast Tuesday and Wednesday, guided tours, admissions, wine tastings, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:15 AM, Lakewood 8:00 AM approximate 8:00 PM return
$610 double occupancy $775 single occupancy
$100 deposit to reserve. Balance due August 7
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5 Meadowlark Ct, Jackson, NJ 08527
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