**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-
NYC Musical Tour
Tuesday, August 18
Travel with us throughout NYC by bus with an Actors Equity performer as she sings her way through the various neighborhoods including Times Square, Central Park West, Greenwich Village and Harlem. 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 numerous 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!.
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tour, trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 Am 6:30 PM return $113
Thursday, September 10
Take time out to enjoy the beauty of our coast. You will board the Cape May-Lewis Ferry where you can enjoy the beautiful scenic cruise across the Delaware Bay. Maybe you’ll see dolphins and you will surely see lighthouses on your voyage. Once the ferry docks in Lewes you will board the bus to Rehoboth for a scrumptious afternoon lunch. Time will be allowed after lunch for you to enjoy the seaside town of Rehoboth Beach with its quaint shops and boardwalk. Then it’s back on the Ferry to relax and enjoy the days end. You can visit the bar on deck to wind down and enjoy the beauty of the water.
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, ferry, trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 Am 9 PM return
Meet Culture through Unusual Art!
(NOT your typical Amish tour! – on the roads less traveled!)
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Journey back in time as you are introduced to the interesting lifestyles of the many groups who have settled in Lancaster County since the time of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Our first stop will be a rural homestead & sit down with an Amish family for a hearty lunch. This is not a restaurant but a real home where you are honored guests. The homemade food is delicious, the atmosphere delightful & memories will last a lifetime. The menu varies according to the garden bounty but usually includes items home grown & hearty! You will also meet an unusual artist who tells her story as an Old Order Mennonite through a 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! Finally, immerse yourself in the world of ice cream and an entertaining Turkey Hill experience as you learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the ice cream and iced tea flavors are created. We've even specially arranged for you to develop and taste a flavor that YOU create right in the Taste Lab! Indulge in as many samples as you wish to bring ice cream tasting to a new level!!!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch, tours, admissions and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:15 AM, Lakewood 8:00 AM approximate 7:15 PM return $139
Philadelphia Italian Market Tasting Tour
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Join us for a real culinary adventure in the country’s oldest outdoor market, the Italian Market on 9th Street in Philadelphia. Your guide is a native of South Philadelphia who lived two blocks from the Market, she is also a professional chef and grew up with most of the shop owners on 9th Street. The personal history and colorful characters of these business owners comes through as Chef Jacquie prompts them to tell their family secrets, personal histories, and how they came up with their specialty products. Come hungry. You’ll get a real gastronomic tour of the Market, since there will be a sample waiting for you at every stop. From the amazing cheeses at one of Philly’s oldest cheese shops to a made-to-order cannoli, there is something for everyone. As we walk from shop to shop, you’ll sample cheese steaks, pizza, premium coffee, fine chocolate, and gelato. Most shop owners welcome your individual purchases and give a VIP discount to our guests. Tour is limited to 40 people.
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, tasting tour and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 8:45 AM, Lakewood 9:30 AM approximate 5 PM return $99
Hudson Valley Wine, Dine, Cruise and More
Sunday, October 4- Tuesday October 6, 2015
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 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 dinner overlooking the Hudson River 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 return
$542 Double $633 Single $473Triple
Central Park Tour and Carmines Lunch
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Central Park is more than just a green space in the middle of Manhattan Island. It is an 843-acre oasis, 150 years in the making and a favorite retreat for New Yorkers. An essential part of the urban landscape, Central Park is a place no New Yorker can live without. You will follow the guide on the park’s winding paths, over the bridges, through the tunnels, and learn how the architects Olmsted and Vaux created New York’s “backyard”. Some of the possible highlights include Bethesda Arcade and Terrace, Central Park Mall,Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden,Strawberry Fields and the Imagine Memorial,Dakota Building , The Great Lawn, Tavern on the Green The Boathouse Café, The Bow Bridge. Walking is involved on this tour. Dress comfortable. You will enjoy lunch at Carmines to include garlic bread, mixed green salad, rigatoni and broccoli with garlic and oil, chicken parmigiana, soda, iced tea, coffee, tea and flourless chocolate torte for dessert. Yum!
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, guided tour, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:00 PM return
Hoboken Mangia Tour
Friday, October 16, 2015
Bring your appetite and your walking shoes as you take a behind-the-scenes-tour in historic Hoboken, New Jersey of the most authentic Italian gourmet food businesses in the United States! You'll visit Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop, home of "Cake Boss" , as seen on The Learning Channel. You never know which cast member we'll run into! Sample some award-winning mozzarella cheese that's made right in front of you at Lisa's Italian Deli, named best Italian deli by NJ Monthly Magazine (again!). Try a piece of warm Italian bread, hand made and baked in a traditional coal-burning brick oven.
What's an Italian food tour without pizza? We'll stop at the Zagat-rated Grimaldi's Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, for a sample of the best pizza this side of Naples! Want more? We'll visit Empire Coffee & Tea which has been owned by the same family since it was founded in 1908! As an added bonus we'll
stop at the site of the childhood home of Hoboken's most famous son, Frank Sinatra!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, guided tour, lunch and trip leader.
Tour limited to 36 people
Bus departs Jackson 9:45 AM, Lakewood 10:30 AM approximate 5 PM return $99
9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Tuesday, October 27
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. A full course lunch including salad, pasta, entrée choice of chicken, veal or fish, dessert and beverages are included in your tour.
Package includes motor coach transportation, lunch, admission, driver’s gratuity and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:00 PM return $103
Chocolate, Cheesesteaks & Art of the Impressionists
The Barnes Impressionsists & Philadelphia Chocolate History for locals
Thursday, November 12, 2015
… visit the historic home of Betsy Ross, where you will gain an insight into the lives of Colonial-era working class citizens and the first flag of the U.S. from 1777. See Betsy’s kitchen and uncover more fascination facts about chocolates Patriotic history!
… enjoy a famous Philly cheesesteak for lunch (for those who prefer another choice, please advise in advance so we can accommodate you).
... experience an entertaining overview tour of charming historic Philadelphia with a touch of history & Hollywood, murals & mosaics! See an interesting perspective of the city thru our mural arts. Travel into neighborhoods blessed with some of the most colorful and meaningful works of public art. Since 1984, as part of an anti-graffiti initiative, the Mural Arts Programs has become renowned as a national leader of public art, with the largest collection in the nation. Once empty walls are now filled with exotic landscapes, historic figures, peaceful gardens and local heroes. You will also see the sights associated with movies such as Witness, Mannequin and Rocky - even the famous Rocky steps at the awe inspiring Museum of Art. The city will come alive to you during this fascinating tour!
… before arrival at the Barnes, Marian will give a very informative orientation to Dr. Barnes & one of the most celebrated private art collections in the world presented in very unique "ensembles. Plus, we’ll give you some “dirt & scoop” on the Impressionists and their antics!
... visit one of the finest collections of early French modern and Post-Impressionist paintings in the entire world, the Barnes Foundation. These masterpieces include works by Renoir (181), Cezanne (69), and Matisse (59) plus dozens of paintings by Picasso, Degas, Modigliani, Soutine, Seurat, Rousseau and many others. This magnificent collection of over 2000 works includes the world's most significant collection of paintings by Cezanne and Renoir.
Bus departs Jackson 7:45 AM, Lakewood 8:30 AM approximate 6:30 PM return Price TBD
Brandywine River Museum, Lunch and Longwood Gardens Holiday
Tuesday, December 1
Travel with us to the beautiful Brandywine Valley where we will visit the Brandywine River Museum with its special holiday Brandywine Christmas and displays of trees, holiday model trains exhibit and more. You will enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Brandywine Prime, Chadds Ford Inn dated back to 1817 before you will enjoy the Holiday Lights at Longwood Gardens. Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificently adorned trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in the starry holiday wonderland. Wonderful Brandywine day!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch, admission and trip leader
Bus departs Jackson 10:45 AM, Lakewood 11:30 AM approximate 9 PM return
Brooklyn Lights and Canolli’s
Rockefeller Center? FUHGETTABOUDIT!
Tuesday December 8
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 soda..
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
NYC Holiday Lights Tour
Thursday, December 10
You can’t beat New York City at Christmas time! Stops will be made at some of the most popular and festive sites in NYC including Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Macy’s, St Patricks Cathedral, Saks 5th Ave and Holiday Windows including Saks, Macy’s and Lord and Taylor. Time will be allowed at Bryant Park for shopping the markets. This tour will take you to the “must sees” in NYC during the holidays. A full course Italian Lunch is included at Da Rosino on restaurant row.
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch and trip leader
Bus departs Jackson 12:15 PM, Lakewood 1:00 PM approximate 10:30 PM return
Radio City Christmas Show and Lunch
Tuesday, December 15
Get in the holiday spirit with a leisurely ride to NYC aboard a luxury bus to see the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Radio City Rockettes! You will enjoy lunch before the show at Maria Pia Italian Restaurant complete with appetizer, mouthwatering entrée and dessert.
Package includes motor coach transportation, orchestra seats, full course lunch, trip leader and driver’s gratuity
Bus departs Jackson 8:15 AM, Lakewood 9:00 AM approximate 6 PM return $130
Newark Cathedral concert, Ballentine House for the Holidays and Portuguese Lunch
Thursday, December 17
Tour the holiday decorated Ballentine House built in 1886 at the Newark Museum and enjoy holiday gift shopping in the museums gift shop. You will then board the bus for St Lucy’s Church to view the Italian manger scene, “Presepio”. A family style Portuguese dinner will be enjoyed by all including sangria! Finally, you will experience a candlelight Christmas concert at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Wonderful evening!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch, admission and trip leader
Bus departs Jackson 12:45 PM, Lakewood 1:30 PM approximate 10:30 PM return
Christmas Traditions plus the Philly Pops Concert!
Friday, December 18
It’s the most wonderful time of year! Let’s plan something to look forward to! Join us for a festive day in the Holiday city of Philadelphia. Begin your day – perhaps sipping hot chocolate and browsing thru over 50 decorated booths at the cheerful outdoor German Christmas Market for that unique gift … enjoy a merry lunch at a wonderful center city restaurant … experience a Philadelphia tradition and be dazzled by the spectacular Christmas Show at the striking Comcast Center with its high-definition screen featuring stunning original sights & sounds of the season (truly magical)… now top off the day at the iconic Kimmel Center for the Christmas Show Spectacular with the Philly Pops including over 300 musicians, remarkable choirs, and the ever-popular audience sing-along… You’ll be singin and dancin all the way home – sure to put you in the Holiday Spirit!
Package includes motor coach transportation, driver’s gratuity, lunch, admissions, tour, ticket for the Philly Pops concert and trip leader
Bus departs Jackson 12:45 PM, Lakewood 1:30 PM approximate 10:30 PM return $167
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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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