Upcoming One Day Trips
Philadelphia Flower Show, PA
Wonders of the Water! Experience a sea of color as America’s premier flower show explores the extraordinary, essential and life-giving beauty of water in the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show. Delight in colorful water-loving blooms, view an artful hydroponic wall, and marvel at fanciful fluid fountains. Visitors will experience and gather ideas from more than ten acres of imaginative landscapes, garden vignettes, and floral displays. Thousands of plants competing for blue ribbons will be on display, as well as floral arrangements, container gardens, and patio plantings. 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 pm.
Cost: $87. Includes coach, show tickets, gratuities, and host.
The Band's Visit - on Broadway, NYC
After a mix up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter connect us all. Starring Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Katrina Lenk. You’ll have time to shop, have lunch (on your own), and explore before the 2:00 matinee at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th 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: $237. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.
Harriet Tubman/Underground Railroad, Cambridge, MD
Faith, Family, Freedom Tour
Saturday, March 24, 2018
7 am – 6:30 pm
We’ll enjoy a step-on guide as we wind through the picturesque, rural landscape on Maryland’sEastern Shore exploring the childhood, teen and young adult years of Harriet Tubman’s life. The group will visit sites related to her birthplace in 1822, and her head injury in her teen years at an 1800’s general store. The tour includes a stop at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Hear stories about her life as a slave, her family, and escapes from this area on the Underground Railroad. Visit slave trading sites and a post-Civil War one-room African American schoolhouse. A buffet lunch at Old Salty’s on Hooper Island is included.
Cost: $140. Includes coach, breakfast snack, all tours/admissions, step-on guide, lunch, gratuities, and host.
National Gallery, DC
Any time is a wonderful time to visit The National Gallery of Art, but they are currently showing an exhibit, Cézanne Portraits, that I thought everyone would enjoy. Bringing together some 60 examples drawn from collections around the world. Cézanne Portraits is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The exhibition provides the first full visual account of Paul Cézanne’s portrait practice, exploring the pictorial and thematic characteristics of his works in the genre, the chronological development of his style and method, and the range and influence of this sitters. Several paintings are exclusive to the National Gallery of Art’s presentation, while some works have never before been exhibited in the United States. This is a self-guided tour, and you will be on your own for the day to see whatever interests you. Enjoy lunch on your own and at your leisure, and don’t forget the wonderful gift shop! We’ll depart at 3:30 pm.
Cost: $55. Includes coach, gratuities, and host.
Vietnam! New York Historical Society, NYC
Four decades after its conclusion, the Vietnam War’s influence on American identity and policy remains hotly contested. The guided tour of The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 covers multiple perspectives on the conflict through first-person accounts; historical film footage; key documents such as the Pentagon Papers; and rare artifacts including a berthing unit from the troopship Walker, a Jeep used at Tan son Nhut Air Base, and items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. This groundbreaking, 3,000-square-foot exhibition covers the duration of U.S. involvement in mainland Southeast Asia. Tour participants will be immersed in war front and home front narratives of the conflict, which highlight timeless themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship. After the tour, the motor coach will transport all to the Times Square area where you can lunch on your own with departure at 3:30 pm.
Cost: $ 115. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission/tour, gratuities, and host.
New York City Day Trip - Perry Hall High School
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: $70. Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities, and host.
Virginia Garden Week - Fredericksburg, VA
Situated four miles from historic Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County and nestled along the Rappahannock River, lies Smithfield Plantation and its surrounding neighborhoods, North Club and Country Club Estates. Present day Smithfield was built in 1821, after the original structure burned, and was part of a 5,000 acre land grant made in 1671. Now part of the Fredericksburg Country Club, it serves as a clubhouse and is surrounded by an 18-hole golf course and beautiful custom homes. In additional to Smithfield, this suburban tour includes 6 private homes, some of which overlook the pristine golf course grounds. All are featured on Historic Garden Week for the first time. A family-style lunch in included at Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant. We’ll depart for home at approximately 3:30 pm.
Cost: $123. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission/tours, lunch, gratuities, and host.
Jesus! Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Experience the greatest rescue story of all time! Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever. See this world-class cast, jaw-dropping special effects, and live animals, on stage and in the aisles! Tickets are for the 11 am show, and immediately following, we’ll enjoy a family-style meal at Hershey Farm Restaurant allowing a little time to shop before we depart at 5 pm.
Cost: $153. Includes coach, show tickets, lunch, gratuities, and host.
Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, PA
Vineyard views and vintages as well as a distillery, the first in the region since Prohibition, are on the agenda. We’ll visit Vineyard at Grandview, Old Republic Distillery, Four Springs Winery, and Logan’s View Wine Shop. Lunch will be at the Roosevelt Tavern in York, once suspected to be a speakeasy and is now a restaurant offering delicious farm-to-fork meals. Please select one of the options when making your reservation: Grilled wild salmon; grilled smoked pork chop, or herb crusted roasted chicken breast. All entrees will be served with seasonal soup du jour, rolls and butter, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. We’ll head for home at approximately 5 pm.
Cost: $137. Includes coach, all tastings, lunch, gratuities, and host
The National Museum of African American History & Culture, DC
A people’s story, a nation’s journey. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. You are on your own to explore as you please and to have lunch. We’ll depart at 3:30 pm.
Cost: $60. Includes coach, gratuities, and host.
Philadelphia History Tour/American Revolutionary Museum, PA
Monday May 21, 2018
8 am – 7 pm
Philadelphia Then & Now, is a fully guided tour through four centuries of art, architecture, and Philadelphia’s growth to the 2nd largest city on the east coast. Beginning before 1776, we’ll hear stories of the people, places and things that made Colonial Philadelphia the seat of government for the young nation and one of the largest English speaking cities in the world. Then going beyond the colonial period, we’ll visit the bustling business district, Museum Mile, the theatre district, Antique Row and much more. The tour will end with lunch at City Tavern where we’ll enjoy Tavern Country Salad with Raspberry Shrub Vinaigrette, Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast with Sauce Béarnaise, Pasty Chef’s Selection for dessert and iced tea or water. After lunch we’ll have a couple hours at the new American Revolutionary Museum where the group will enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America‘s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation.
Cost: $117. Includes coach, breakfast snack, tour/admission, step-on guide, gratuities and host.
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, DC
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished eighteenth-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood's allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained mansion and gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Fabergé Eggs. After an orientation film, there will be a guided tour of the house and then you can explore the gardens on your own. We’ll enjoy lunch on the grounds offering a buffet of sandwiches, wraps, salads, cookies and iced tea, soft drinks, and juice. We’ll depart at 4 pm.
Cost: $97. Includes coach, tour/admission, lunch, gratuities, and host.
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
8 am – 6 pm
Another favorite! In 1984, J. Seward Johnson, sculptor and philanthropist, envisioned a public sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, NJ. His desire was to make contemporary sculpture accessible and offer people from all backgrounds the opportunity to become comfortable with contemporary art. Grounds for Sculpture was conceived as a place where audiences could experience sculpture in a familiar, accessible, and informal setting. At its core are more than 270 sculptures on this beautifully landscaped parkland, and each year 12 to 20 sculptures are added to the outdoor exhibition. The group will enjoy a guided highlights tour and then have plenty of time to explore and have lunch on your own. Don’t forget the gift shop! There are two options for lunch, Rats Restaurant, an upscale, sit-down restaurant and the Peacock Café offering lite fare. We’ll depart at 3:30 pm.
Cost: $90. Includes coach, admission/tour, gratuities, and host.
Escape to Margaritaville, on Broadway, NYC
More than a musical. It’s a way of life! Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make – and the people we become – once we’ve had a change in latitude. Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out – until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. It doesn’t get much better than this. All you need is a ticket! You’ll have time to shop, have lunch (on your own), and explore before the 2:00 matinee at the Marquis Theatre, 210 W 46th St. After the show, there’ll be some free time to grab a bite to eat for the ride home before we depart at 5:45 pm. Orchestra seats.Cost: $237. Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and host.
Eastern Shore Crab Feast, St Michael’s MD
10 am – 6 pm
Join us for a day in lovely St. Michael’s! Named one of the top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns in America by USA Today, St. Michael’s is a picturesque harbor known for exceptional restaurants, an eclectic range of boutique shops offering specialty foods, jewelry, clothing, home decor, and art galleries. We’ll begin at the Crab Claw for steamed crabs and a buffet of delectable accompaniments! Afterward there will be time to stroll through St. Michael’s – for shopping, maybe a wine tasting at St. Michael’s winery, or ice cream at Justine’s. We’ll depart at 4 pm.
Cost: $123. Includes coach, crab feast, gratuities, and host.