Upcoming One Day Trips
Mt. Vernon, VA
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the father of our country. One of the nation's most beloved historic sites, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful grounds and gardens, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington's life and legacy. After the death of his older half-brother, Lawrence, in 1752, George Washington took up residence at the house that his father, Augustine Washington, had built in 1735. Over the next five decades, Washington expanded the house to create an impressive 21-room mansion with vibrant wall colors, intricate architectural details, and elegant furnishings. The interiors have been meticulously restored to reflect their 1799 appearance. Walk through the first and second floors, where history interpreters share information about the house and its residents. There will be time to walk the gardens and visit the out-buildings, as well as The Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Lunch is included and served on the grounds at the Mt. Vernon Inn. Please choose from the following: Tavern Cobb Salad, Colonial Turkey Pye, or Cheeseburger with Tavern Chips. Beverage, and what else but cherry pie for dessert are included. (Please indicate choice when making reservation). Don't forget to visit the gift shop before we depart at 4 p.m.
COST: $97. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission/tour, lunch, gratuities and host.
Waitress! On Broadway
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful) is Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS is an uplifting new musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. Orchestra seats
Cost: $197. Includes coach, breakfast snack, theatre tickets, gratuities, and host.
A Day on the Eastern Shore, Tilghman and St. Michaels
8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Our first stop is the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center where we'll meet our guide for the day, Kelley Cox. Kelley is a marine biologist and founder, president, and executive director of the center. The center is a non-profit organization created to provide a hands-on experience and education relating to the animals and plants that inhabit the Chesapeake Bay region. Visitors will see what's new in aquaculture and get up close and personal with some "Bay Critters." Then it's all-aboard a national historic landmark – the skipjack Rebecca Ruark. Set sail on the oldest working skipjack on the Chesapeake Bay, built in 1886. Enjoy nautical tales and ecology stories from fifth-generation and world-renowned Capt. Wade H. Murphy Jr. on this 2-hour tour.
Lunch will be at Harrison's Chesapeake House and your choices are: Fried Oyster Platter, Chicken and Crab Cake Platter or Flounder Platter (please indicate choice when making reservation). After lunch, enjoy some free time in St. Michaels before traveling to Cordova for a tour and tasting at Triple Creek Winery – a fairly new, but thriving winery and vineyard run by the Spies family. We'll head for home at approximately 5:30 p.m.
COST: $153. Includes coach, breakfast snack, lunch, sailing, wine tasting, step-on guide, gratuities, donation to the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, and host.
Cats! on Broadway, NYC
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
It's back: Cats! - one of the most successful musicals of all time, is returning to Broadway! Broadway's two biggest theater owners, the Shubert Organization and the Nederlander Organization, will join forces to produce a revival of the musical, which was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on poetry by T. S. Eliot. The revival will be directed by Trevor Nunn, who directed the original, and will feature new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who is the choreographer of the hit, Hamilton. The original production of Cats! ran for 18 years, from 1982 to 2000, making it the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history. It won seven Tony awards, including best new musical, in 1983. It has been performed in 30 countries. You'll have time to shop, have lunch, and explore on your own before the 2 p.m. matinee at the Neil Simon Theatre, 150 West 52nd St. 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: $253. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.
Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping in the heart of beautiful Bucks County, PA. This is a beautiful way to shop with winding brick pathways that will take you to a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler's Village has something for everyone with more than 80 specialty shops and six restaurants. The village is set on 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds where you'll find everything from clothing, American handicrafts, and gifts from around the world, to treats for your pets! A favorite is Casa Casale – Italian culture and cuisine at its best: glass, ceramics, pastas, imported and domestic foods, including olives, oils, vinegars, cheeses and meats. Stop in for a taste of flavored, aged balsamic vinegars or olive oils. You'll have plenty of time for shopping, sightseeing, and lunch (on your own). At 3 p.m. we'll load up all the goodies we bought and head for home.
COST: $55. Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities and escort.
St. Albans House Tours, DC
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The St. Albans School Christmas House Tour and Bazaar is a holiday tradition! We'll have the opportunity to tour four or five homes, selected from various neighborhoods in and around D.C. Each house is rich in style and décor that is sure to delight all. Leading floral designers will decorate each home for the season and live holiday music will be provided by students from St. Albans and the National Cathedral Schools. Free shuttle buses are provided. More than 40 vendors will be selling unique items at the bazaar – a great place to pick up some unusual holiday gifts. Lunch is included at the school. There will also be time to visit the National Cathedral and its gift shop before we board the coach at 3 p.m.
NOTE: We will have 2 pick-up locations: 1. Towson- Cromwell Bridge Road Park & Ride; 2. Catonsville- Park & Ride at I-195. Please indicate your location when making your reservation. Book early – this trip sells out every year!
COST: $113. Includes, coach, admission/tour, lunch, gratuities, and escort.
New York City Day Trip – Perry Hall High School
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
An annual event! Enjoy a day doing whatever your heart desires - sightseeing, museums, shopping, or a matinee, all the while taking in the fabulous holiday decorations! 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 p.m. This trip will depart from and return to Perry Hall High School.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York
7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Christmas shines here! There is no better place to be this holiday than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends and loved ones. Share in the joy with the Rockettes, Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity. No one does it better than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. We'll arrive in New York in time for shopping, sightseeing and/or lunch before our 2 p.m. matinee. After the show, there'll be time to shop or grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before the 5:45 p.m. departure.
COST: $133. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities and escort.
On Your Feet! on Broadway - NYC
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
On Your Feet! is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other, and became an international sensation. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Live for Loving You," "Conga," and many more! You'll have time to shop, have lunch, and explore before the 2 p.m. matinee at the Marquis Theatre at the Marquis Marriott Hotel on 46th and Broadway. 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 seat tickets.
COST: $213. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.