Upcoming One Day Trips

March 2017

Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” will celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from stunning flower fields to innovative eco-design at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Guests will experience the rich heritage of The Netherlands, from the canals of Amsterdam to the castle gardens, the historic and modern architecture, and the world-renowned art from Rembrandt and Van Gogh. You’ll be on your own for the day to enjoy the show and have lunch – you can purchase food at the Convention Center, walk across the street to the Reading Market, or journey a few blocks away to Chinatown. We’ll depart at 4 p.m.

Cost: $83. Includes coach, show tickets, gratuities, and host.

American Watercolor – Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This exhibition explores watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in the United States in the years between 1860 and 1925. From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists. This tour is self-guided and includes audio headsets. Lunch on your own at the museum. Departing at 3 p.m.

Cost: $85. Includes coach, admission, gratuities and host.

April 2017

Brooklyn Chocolate Tour, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, April 4, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

If you love chocolate, then this is the tour for you! We’ll sample some of the most delicious traditional and artisanal chocolates anywhere in the world, but even better because they’re made and/or originated in Brooklyn! The authentic, Brooklynite tour guide will provide us with a great tour of the borough while we experience all things chocolate. There will be four stops – Jacques Torres Chocolate; the Chocolate Room, Raaka Chocolate; and Li-Lac Chocolates. Get ready to have your sweet tooth satisfied and create lifelong memories.

Cost: $120. Includes coach, breakfast snack, tour and tastings, all gratuities and host.

Virginia Garden Week, Fredericksburg, VA

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Kenmore Valley neighborhood was part of the original estate of Colonel Fielding Lewis’ Kenmore Plantation, and was surveyed by George Washington in 1752. Subdivisions on the farmland began as early as 1853, and as the growth of Fredericksburg accelerated westward with the establishment of the “State Normal School” on the heights above. This walking tour is situated between Sunken Road, the eastern boundary of the University of Mary Washington on one hill, and Kenmore Avenue following the route of the old mill race that ran down the valley below Kenmore Plantation on the other side. We will take a lunch break at Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant for a family-style meal. We'll depart at approximately 3:30 p.m. for the ride home.

Cost: $117. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission/tours, lunch, gratuities, and host.

May 2017

National Cathedral Flower Mart, DC

Friday, May, 5, 2017 
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Flower Mart has been a beloved Washington tradition for over 75 years. Its purpose is to gather people at the National Cathedral while raising funds for projects in the Cathedral’s gardens and grounds. Thousands have come to enjoy the Cathedral’s grounds while visiting the “white tent boutiques” of quality gift and food vendors. On the front steps of the Cathedral, dancers and musicians entertain people who just need to sit awhile. You’ll be on your own for the day from time of arrival until we depart at 3 p.m.

Cost: $53. Coach, driver gratuity, and host.

New York City Day Trip – Perry Hall High School

Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

An annual spring event! Enjoy a day doing whatever your heart desires—sightseeing, museums, shopping, or a matinee. Drop off and pick up will be in the theatre district. Maps of the Times Square area and a restaurant list will be distributed on the coach. The group departs NYC at 6:30 pm. This trip will depart from and return to Perry Hall High School.

Cost: $65. Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities, and host.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, on Broadway, NY

Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl’s most treasured tale is coming to the land where sweet dreams come true—Broadway—in a delicious new musical! Audiences around the world have long adored the best-selling book and films, but none have experienced the magic of Wonka quite like this—until now. Christian Borle is Willy Wonka! Christian Borle won two Tony Awards for his performances in Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher. You’ll have time to shop, have lunch (on your own), and explore before the 2:00 matinee at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street. After the show, there’ll be some free time to grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before we depart at 5:45 p.m. Orchestra seats.

Cost: $197. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.

Fonthill Castle/Mercer Museum – Doylestown, PA

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fonthill, built between 1908 and 1910, is a testament to Henry Mercer’s vivid imagination. He designed it, “room by room, from the interior, the exterior not being considered until all the rooms had been imagined and sketched,” Mercer wrote. The result was spectacular. Built entirely of hand mixed concrete, Fonthill has 4 floors with 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces, 32 stairwells, and more than 200 windows of varying size and shape. The National Historic Landmark contains more than 900 prints and other objects that Mercer gathered throughout the world, creating an intensely personal statement of his genius. The lavishly embellished interior surfaces show an incredible array of Mercer’s original decorative tiles. We’ll also visit the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. In addition to decorating Fonthill with tiles, Mercer’s artistry and abilities produced floor tiles for the rotunda and halls of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, depicting 400 scenes in the Commonwealth’s history. His tiles adorn buildings throughout the US and the world. Lunch is included at the Plumsteadville Inn and your choices are: Chicken Marsala with potato and veg; hot roast beef with mashed potatoes, gravy and veg; or vegetable stir fry. All entrees will be served with a tossed salad, dessert sampler, coffee or tea. Please select when making reservation. After lunch we’ll visit the Mercer Museum. Henry Mercer had a boundless collection of early American everyday objects and ancient artifacts. In a stroke of genius, he built the Mercer Museum to contain it, preserving the past in timeless fashion. Please note: there are no elevators in Fonthill Castle.

Cost: Cost: $117. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admissions/tours, lunch, gratuities, and host.

June 2017

Hello Dolly! on Broadway, NY

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Bette Midler returns to Broadway in this musical classic! Featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker, Dolly – played by Bette Midler and her attempts to marry "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder – played by David Hyde Pierce. This production will mark the first mounting of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway since 1995, which was headlined by original star Carol Channing. You’ll have time to shop, have lunch (on your own), and explore before the 2:00 matinee at the Shubert Theater, 225 West 44th Street. After the show, there’ll be some free time to grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before we depart at 5:45 p.m. Mezzanine seats.

Cost: $230. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.

Hershey Highlights, PA

Friday, June 16, 2017
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Visit wonderful Hershey Gardens including 23 acres, home to 11 theme gardens, arboretum, oak grove, and a year-round Butterfly Atrium and Conservatory, which opened in 2016. We’ll enjoy a guided tour with time to explore on our own. After the gardens, a lunch buffet will be provided at Hotel Hershey in The Circular Dining Room. Then a step-on guide will lead the way through Hershey telling of the town’s history plus a visit to Founder’s Hall, part of the Milton S. Hershey School. We’ll end our day at Hershey’s Chocolate World for a Chocolate Making Tour Ride plus time to browse through the gift shop.

Cost: $137. Includes coach, breakfast snack, lunch, admission/tours, step-on guide, all gratuities, and host.