General

Join us as we travel to the Penn Dutch Country. Highlights of this trip include Gettysburg, the Sands Casino, and the NEW Hit show Jesus!

Trip Type:

Overnight

Trip Name:

Penn Dutch with Gettysburg

Trip Dates:

June 12th – 14th, 2018

Trip Length:

3 Days / 2 Nights

Pricing:

Starting at $449pp Double Occupancy, $549pp 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 Gettysburg, the Sands Casino, 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. There will be rest stops enroute before our afternoon arrival at the Sand’s Casino in Bethlehem PA. The Sands Casino features over 3,000 of the latest, most exciting slot machines and electronic table games including progress machines. Enjoy the included gaming package featuring FREE PLAY plus a Food and Beverage Credit that can be used at the Buffet or one of the many restaurants at the facility. Use your Food credit for an early Dinner before we continue to our hotel. Settle into the Sleep Inn Hotel in Mountville, PA our home for the next two nights. See the life of the Amish from a whole different perspective as our tour director brings their traditions to life on this 3 day tour. (D)
Wednesday: Enjoy a Deluxe Continental Breakfast before we depart for Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg - The crown jewel of our trip, is known as the turning point of the Civil War. A three day battle in July of 1863, Gettysburg is the most famous and tragic battle ever fought on American soil. A field that spans some forty two square miles, is where Robert E. Lee made his worst mistake of the war, giving the north a victory that would signal the eventual end of the conflict. We begin our journey here with a Narrated Battlefield Riding Tour. We will stop at Robert E. Lee Memorial - View Pickett’s Charge Battlefield - Drive through the Wheat Fields and along Devil’s Den - Ascend Little Round Top - Cross over Cemetery Ridge( Union Side) - and reach the High Water Mark of the Confederacy. You will also see the National Cemetery where President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. After our riding tour we arrive at the visitors center to see the film “Fields of Freedom” depicting the sounds and fury of the battle at Gettysburg. Time is provided to enjoy the “Cyclorama” along with time to visit the Gettysburg Battle Museum. Lunch will be on our own at the Cafe in the Gettysburg Museum. 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 depart for a Full Commentary Back Country Tour of the Farmlands of Lancaster Country. See the life of the Amish from a whole different perspective as our tour director brings their traditions to life on our tour. Multiple stops will be made in the back country for some great shoppping including time at the Kitchen Kettle Shops in Intercourse with ample time for lunch on our own. Then 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.