General

Join us as we travel to the Penn Dutch Country. Highlights of this trip include the Amish Home, the Longwood Gardens, and the NEW Hit show Jesus!

Trip Type:

Overnight

Trip Name:

Penn Dutch with Amish Home

Trip Dates:

June 5th – 7th, 2018

Trip Length:

3 Days / 2 Nights

Pricing:

Starting at $479pp Double Occupancy, $579pp Single Occupancy (See below for more details)

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Join Best of Times Travel to experience the Penn Dutch Country and all that it has to offer. Our Best of Times Travel Tour Director will bring the wonderment, way of living, and experience of the Penn Dutch Amish to life! The highlights of this program include the Amish Home, the Longwood Gardens, and the NEW hit show Jesus!

The NEW Hit Show JESUS The story of Jesus is among the best-known in the world. Sight & Sound brings that story to life on stage in a way that will be anything but familiar. Jesus is an action-packed musical stage adventure – a journey alongside the most important person to ever walk the earth, and the everyday people whose lives he transformed forever. Audiences will experience the story come to life on a three-sided stage, featuring one of the largest, state-of-the-art LED screens in a theatrical venue—along with Sight & Sound’s famous animals…on stage and in the aisles.

 

Activities

Tuesday: We begin our travel to PA aboard a fully equipped motorcoach. This afternoon settle into the Sleep Inn Hotel in Mountville, PA our home for the next two nights. Tonight we enjoy a delicious Meal In an Amish Home - Join us for a meal on a non-commercial, private Amish farm, tucked away on a back country road, across from an Amish one-room school. This is an authentic, fully-licensed PA Dutch meal, served in the living room of an Amish home! See the life of the Amish from a whole different perspective as our tour director brings their traditions to life. (D)
Wednesday: Enjoy a Deluxe Continental Breakfast before we begin our exploration of the Dutch Country. This morning we begin our adventure with The Patriotic Magic Lantern Show - Travel back over 100 years to a time, “before the movies,” when the spellbinding drama and humor of the Showman and the spectacular projected images from his “Magic Lantern Show” dazzled audiences. Legendary story-telling skills, rousing music and sing-alongs, dazzling 19th century “special effects” — all combine to create this unique entertainment of the Victorian age. You’ll wave the flag and cheer as we re-kindle our Patriotic Spirit with the presentation of “This Is My Country!“ Travel back to the early days of America and joyfully share our Nation’s history in story, laughter, and song. From the early settlers at Plymouth Rock and the fight for independence, through the tragic struggle of North and South in the Civil War, explore our history as it can only be experienced ethrough the spectacular imagery and special effects of a Magic Lantern Show. Afterwards Enjoy a Full Commentary Back Country Tour of the Farmlands of Lancaster Country. Stops include an Amish Bakery, Farm Stand, Cannery, Winery, the Kitchen Kettle Shops in Intercourse, and more as time permits. Lunch will be on our own at the Kitchen Kettle Shops. Later this afternoon we head to Millenium Sight and Sound Theatre for the outstanding, Biblically-based theatrical production of “Jesus” - truly a sight and experience to behold. Included this evening is a magnificent and bountiful dinner at Plain and Fancy family style restaurant. After dinner enjoy The Chalk Talk - Memories of a Great Nation- Engage your senses through music, storytelling, and the amazing chalk artistry of a former Old Order Mennonite woman who offers insights into Amish culture with a story that comes to life and lights up before your eyes. With Memories of a Great Nation we relive the unforgettable era of WWII, and become inspired by the true meaning of “God and Country.” Afterwards there will be time to shop in the gift shop for ‘Amish Goodies’ & Souvenirs. (B, D)
Thursday - Following our Deluxe Continental Breakfast at the hotel we’re off to Longwood Gardens - Longwood Gardens is one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States and consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows for our botantical enjoyment. After some lunch on our own at Longwood Gardens we’ll head for home with rest stops and a dinner stop enroute. (B)

Prices Include:

- 2 Nights Lodging
- 4 Meals
- Ticket to “Jesus”
- Touring as described
- Tour Director Gratuities

Bus Driver Gratuities are NOT Included.