Upcoming One Day Trips

October 2017

Terracotta Warriors - Franklin Institute, PA

Thursday, October 5, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Silent, steadfast, and secret, an army of over 2,000 terracotta statues stood buried in China for thousands of years before their discovery. Now, these warriors – symbols of mankind’s astounding achievements and incredible history – come to The Franklin Institute in an impressive new exhibition. Visitors will be immersed in one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of our time at Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. There will be time to explore other areas and to have lunch on your own before we depart at 3 pm.

Cost:  $98. Includes coach, admission/tour, gratuities, and host.

QVC Studio Park, West Chester, PA

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Since opening in the fall of 1997, QVC Studio Park had become a popular destination for thousands of visitors interested in seeing live television at its best. The QVC Studio Tour is a one-of-a-kind guided walking tour through the fantastic world of electronic retailing. At this state-of-the-art broadcasting facility, guests will see and experience how QVC products are sourced, tested, brought to life on air, and delivered to millions of QVC customers. There are views into the studio throughout the tour where guests can watch QVC programs in progress and may even catch a glimpse of a favorite host or guest! We’ll enjoy a soup, salad, and sandwich lunch buffet at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center before visiting QVC.

Cost: $107.  Includes coach, lunch, tour, gratuities, and host.

Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA

Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Shopping “Peddler’s Village-style” is a relaxing and stress-free shopping experience. With over 60 shops from comfort foods to trendy fashions, home goods, unique toys and local artisans, you’ll be the king or queen of gifts for family, friends, and yourself. Discover a historic village with charming colonial-style buildings, award winning gardens, and distinctive shopping and dining. For more than 50 years, visitors have followed the winding brick pathways to explore the best of Bucks County shopping. 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 pm we’ll load up all the goodies we bought and head for home.

COST: $60.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities, and host.

Barnes Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of French, early modern, and post-impressionist paintings in the world. The collection includes works by Picasso, Seurat, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Monet, Manet, Degas and others. Art from around the globe is grouped with fine examples of antique furniture, ceramics, hand-wrought iron, and Native American jewelry. The Barnes Foundation is much more than an art collection. It is the vibrant reflection of a life inspired by humanity and creative expression. We’ll arrive at approximately 10 am and begin our visit with a 30-minute introduction to the collections and Dr. Barnes’s unique approach to displaying art. At 1 pm we’ll enjoy a buffet lunch at the Barnes Café and depart for home at approximately 3 pm.

COST: $143. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission, audio tour, lunch, gratuities, and host.

November 2017

Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, NY

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7 am – 9:30 pm

“A fresh, vibrant new musical that opens the heart and the mind.” – The New York Times. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, and a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.  Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. The “buzz” is that this show may be the next Hamilton! You’ll have time to shop, have lunch, and explore on your own before the 2 pm matinee at the Music Box Theatre, 239 W 45th 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 pm. Orchestra seats.

COST:  $327.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, show ticket, gratuities, and host.

Chelsea Market Foodie Tour, NYC

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12 noon – 11:00 pm

Tour NYC’s urban (indoor) Chelsea Food Market. Become a market insider and experience the sights, sounds & flavors of this 119-year-old historic landmark building, which is the birthplace of Oreo cookies! We’ll learn the history of the Market, view original artwork and granite sculptures, and learn how the Chelsea Market has become the ultimate indoor food paradise, while tasting our way through. Then step outside and stroll on the “The High Line,” New York’s only elevated outdoor park, for great views of the Hudson River, and learn about this trendy area. Taste specialties from seven food shops in the Chelsea Market. There will be a little time to make purchases at your favorite shops before we depart for home at approximately 8:15 pm.

COST: $163.  Includes coach, all tastings, guides, gratuities, and host.

Groundhog Day on Broadway, NYC

Saturday, November 18, 2017  
7 am – 9:30 pm

One of our own, Andy Karl, fresh off a successful run in London, stars in this musical adaptation of the popular 1994 film of the same name. Cynical TV weatherman, Phil Connors, finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again, and again . . . and again. Andy Karl was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Towson High School, where he was on the football team and performed in theater. At age 16 he performed the title role in Aladdin at the White Marsh Dinner Theatre. Andy attended CCBC and then moved on to Towson University where he studied voice and music. Karl continued to perform in shows while in college. In 1993–1994, he played the 7½ foot dragon in the children's musical The Reluctant Dragon at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland, and also performed at the F. Scott Black Dinner Theatre. You’ll have time to shop, have lunch, and explore on your own before the 2 pm matinee at the August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd 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 pm. Orchestra seats.

COST: $225. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show ticket, gratuities, and host.

December 2017

St Alban's House Tours, DC

Friday, December 1, 2017                              
9:30 am – 5 pm

Ring in the holiday season with a festive day at The St. Alban’s School Christmas House Tour and Bazaar. It’s become 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. Alban's 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 their gift shop before we board the coach at 3:30 pm. 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: $120.  Includes, coach, admission/tour, lunch, gratuities, and host.

New York City Day Trip – Perry Hall High School

Saturday, December 2, 2017
7 am – 9:30 pm

Another holiday tradition! 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 pm. This trip will depart from and return to Perry Hall High School.

COST:  $75. Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities, and host.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYC

Tuesday, December 5, 2017                           
7 am – 8:30 pm

There is no better place to be during the holidays than at the Christmas Spectacular getting into the yuletide spirit with the Rockettes! Between the iconic dance numbers (“Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” anyone?!) and ice skaters swirling across the stage to Santa spreading Christmas cheer, it’s the best of the season in one spectacular experience. As you can imagine, this annual tradition is full of rich history—after all, it’s been more than 85 years since the show’s inception! We’ll arrive in New York in time for shopping, sightseeing and/or lunch before our 2 pm matinee. After the show, there’ll be time to shop or grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before the 5 pm departure.

COST: $153. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and escort.