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Tours

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New York Botanical Gardens - August 11, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 11, 2021
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $79. Senior / $75. Child / $65. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens - August 11, 2021

Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. NYBG was inspired by an 1888 visit that eminent botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth, took to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The Brittons believed New York should have a great botanical garden to advance public understanding of plants, be a repository of rare and valuable specimens, and lead original research in botanical science.

Today, the 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the natural attributes that attracted the Brittons, NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world.

More information available at https://www.nybg.org/

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island - August 22, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 22, 2021
  • Destination: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY
  • Cost: $90. Adult / $85. Senior / $80. Child / $65. Transportation Only

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island - August 22, 2021

Liberty Enlightening the World

"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

In May of 2019, Lady Liberty’s legacy expanded with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Housed within the Statue of Liberty Museum are three interactive galleries that tell the statue's history in thought-provoking ways. Each gallery is designed to inspire visitors. The museum replaced a small exhibition inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and allows millions of visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by the iconic statue.

Island of Hope, Island of Tears

How far would you travel to find a better life? What if the journey took weeks under difficult conditions?  If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories.

New York City - August 22, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 22, 2021
  • Destination: Manhattan, NY
  • Cost: $65. Transportation Only

New York City - August 22, 2021

Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in NYC. Stores across the five boroughs carry the finest in luxury apparel, plus gourmet goods, books, tech, gear and much more. There’s a reason why the City is known as a global shopping capital. With so many possibilities, there’s just one problem—where to begin?

Photo Credit: Sam valadi/Flickr
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

  • Tour Date: August 27, 2021
    August 28, 2021
  • Destination: Lancaster, PA
  • Cost: $442. Single | $367. Double | $342. Triple | $327. Quad

"Queen Esther" at Sight and Sound Lacaster PA 8-27-28-2021

This is a multi-day trip 

Click on the "name" of the tour above to take you to the "booking" screen. Click on the GREEN check mark. Enter your name, address, phone and email address. Choose your pickup location. In the "comments" section, add your passenger's names. Click SUBMIT once. We are in the tours office Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 PM. Please give us a call at 518-843-4700 and make your credit card payment within 5 days of booking. 

Itinerary

August 27, 2021

 3:00 PM Hotel Check In Comfort Inn 24 S. Willwdale Dr., Lancaster PA

The Comfort Inn, Lancaster, PA. is located within walking distance to the Rockvale Outlets, more than 90 factory direct stores and eight delicious restaurants.  You'll enjoy spacious non-smoking guest rooms with 32 inch flat screens, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and pillow top mattresses.

  

4:30 PM Millers Smorgasbord 2811 Lincoln Highway East. 

A family owned tradition of good food and exceptional service since 1929. Today, their traditional smorgasbord features mouthwatering American favorites as well as their own distinctive Lancaster County heitage dishes and bakery fresh desserts: 

 

6:15 PM Arrive at Sight & Sound, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Strasburg PA

 

7:00 PM “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound. 

Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery.  Esther's ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk  With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God's plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this?

Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new orginal stage production!

 

Saturday, August  28, 2021 

7:30 AM Exp Cont. Breakfast at Comfort Inn Lancaster 

Enjoy a delicious expanded continental breakfast offering eggs, omlettes, make your own waffles and breakfast meats to healthy options like yogart and fresh fruit, ceral oatmeal muffins and danishes. Served with coffee, tea, milk and juice.  

9:00 AM Meet guide at Comfort Inn

Enjoy picturesque scenery on country roads where time seems to stand still. See pristine Amish farms, one-room schoolhouses, wind wheels, Amish phone booths and farmers working the fields with their horse or mule-drawn plows. Shop at an Amish Quilt & Craft Show right on an Amish farm! 

11:00 AM Amish Lunch. 

Prepare for a truly unique and memorable experience as you are welcomed into a real Amish home as their guests for an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch feast.

12:30 PM Drop off guide and depart for return home.  

The Great New York State Fair - August 28, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 28, 2021
  • Destination: NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $48.00

The Great New York State Fair - August 28, 2021

The glittering lights, the thrilling coasters, and the promise of new memories are just a few reasons that thousands are attracted to the State Fair in Syracuse each summer. Whatever your reason, there's a lot of fun in store. What started as a nod to the agricultural community in the 1800s has evolved into a colorful 13-day celebration of New York's outstanding food, entertainment, and technology. So whether you're here for a cultural awakening or to eat fried Oreos by the handful, the Great New York State Fair will take you on a journey.

Photo Credit: Doug Kerr
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New England Aquarium - September 5, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 05, 2021
  • Destination: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $65 Transportation Only

New England Aquarium - September 5, 2021

The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals—from northern fur seals to giant Pacific octopus to little blue penguins.

We also offer a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals.

More information available at https://www.neaq.org/

Photo credit: Beyond My Ken
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

1000 Islands - September 11, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 11, 2021
  • Destination: Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 45 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Cost: $120. Adult / $105. Senior / $95. Child

1000 Islands - September 11, 2021

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours Two Nation Tour takes you on a 22-mile journey through what is considered the heart of the Thousand Islands and into American and Canadian waters. This scenic trip gives you the best view of this truly unique geographical area shared by two nations and you don’t even need a passport!

Professional, live, tour guides provide a lively narrative as you cruise through the narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and by magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous. They provide you with local historical facts and folk lore as well as information about the area’s geology, environment, and native wildlife.

As you cruise on the emerald green waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River, you see international ships from all over the world either heading upriver to ports ringing the Great Lakes or heading downriver to the ocean and ports in distant lands. You also see many pleasure boats, from kayaks cruising along the shoreline to high-performance powerboats criss-crossing the main shipping channel. Your tour guide even points out the exact location of the international boundary line between the U.S. and Canada, so be ready to look!

At the end of the cruise, there is the option to disembark at Heart Island to enjoy a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle at an additional admission fee. (Option available when Boldt Castle is open.)

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival - September 11, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 11, 2021
  • Destination: Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH
  • Cost: $68. Per Person

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival - September 11, 2021

Over 50 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season sidewalk sales; continuous culinary chef demonstrations produced by Pat Whitley; and two stages of continuous entertainment with 15 bands and orchestras.

Bronx Zoo - September 12, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 12, 2021
  • Destination: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $82. Senior / $80. Child / $65. Transportation Only

Bronx Zoo - September 12, 2021

The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s flagship park, opened on November 8, 1899. Since then, the zoo has created a unique window into the natural world for city dwellers in the heart of the Bronx - and serves as a springboard and hub for conservation efforts across the entire planet.

The animals and exhibits at the Bronx Zoo span the globe and include tiny toads from Tanzania and big cats from the Russian Far East. With more than 700 species, the zoo is the perfect place to inspire animal lovers of all ages. Part of their mission is to connect visitors to wildlife and inspire them to join our conservation work. Scientists at the Bronx Zoo, and the Wildlife Conservation Society's four other zoos and aquarium, are working to protect the future of all species and the places they call home. Much of this work has recently been featured on the Animal Planet docuseries, THE ZOO, which has provided behind-the-scenes looks into their work like never before.

Through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s five parks, we are able to connect over 4 million visitors a year to impactful messaging on science, nature, and conservation. Across these facilities, we care for more than 17,000 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. With a leading role in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), WCS sets the standard for animal care, zoological medicine, wildlife conservation, and innovative, naturalistic exhibits.

More information available at https://bronxzoo.com/

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New York Botanical Gardens - September 12, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 12, 2021
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $79. Senior / $75. Child / $65. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens - September 12, 2021

Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. NYBG was inspired by an 1888 visit that eminent botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth, took to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The Brittons believed New York should have a great botanical garden to advance public understanding of plants, be a repository of rare and valuable specimens, and lead original research in botanical science.

Today, the 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the natural attributes that attracted the Brittons, NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world.

More information available at https://www.nybg.org/

Photo Credit: King of Hearts
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icense: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

Washington D.C. - 3-day Trip
  • Tour Date: September 17, 2021
    September 18, 2021
    September 19, 2021
  • Destination: Washington D.C.,
  • Cost: $625. Single / $485. Double / $450. Triple / $440. Quad - Per Person

Washington D.C. - 3-day Trip

Take in the grandeur of our nation’s capital! 

Remember sacrifices made for freedom at the WWII, Vietnam, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials. View the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution. Take a driving tour of Capitol Hill, the Capitol Building and Supreme Court. Visit the White House Visitor’s Center. Our experienced guides will show you our great capital city!

 

 

 

The Big E - Eastern States Exposition - September 19, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 19, 2021
  • Destination: Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA
  • Cost: $75. Adult / $70. Child / $48. Transportation Only

The Big E - Eastern States Exposition - September 19, 2021

"New England's Great State fair"

The largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair.

Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, a short distance from the Memorial Bridge spanning the Connecticut River, The Big E is held every autumn in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Each year, the fair opens on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for seventeen days.

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MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 26, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 26, 2021
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $30. Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 26, 2021

MGM Springfield is situated in the heart of Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The resort casino, which opened on August 24, 2018, is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth and is situated in a block of buildings that are historically or culturally influential to Springfield. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to game or be present in the gaming area. Children cannot be left alone while a parent is engaged in gaming, even nearby. Unaccompanied children are not permitted on property at any time and will be approached by Security to help find their parents.

We will be visiting the MGM Casino from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). With 60 stores including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, and shoes, Lee Premium Outlets includes Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew Factory Store, Lindt Chocolate, Nautica, Michael Kors, Aeropostale, PacSun, The Cosmetics Company Store  and Under Armour, just to name a few. At the scenic gateway to The Berkshires, the region features mountains, lakes, shopping and small town New England charm.

We will be visiting the Lee Premium Outlets from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

9/11 Memorial & Museum - October 2, 2021
  • Tour Date: October 02, 2021
  • Destination: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY, Woodbury Commons, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $76. Child / $65. Transportation Only

9/11 Memorial & Museum - October 2, 2021

From 11:00AM - 2:30 PM: 9/11 Memorial & Museum

A visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is widely regarded as one of the most essential experiences in New York City. 

Visitors are welcome to explore the Museum at their own pace. An average visit can take about two hours. The historical exhibition may not be appropriate for visitors younger than 10 years of age. Adults accompanying younger visitors should exercise discretion before entering. All visitors are asked to respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.

The historical exhibition has three parts that examine the day of 9/11, before 9/11 and after 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.

The exhibition explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications. The memorial exhibition, which is named In Memoriam, commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died.

From 3:30PM - 6:00 PM: Woodbury Commons

The ultimate destination for shopping and dining! Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 250 of the most sought after, high-end fashion and designer retail brands in the world including Tory Burch, Nike, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, The North Face and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day. The newly renovated Market Hall offers a variety of grab-and-go options including Chipotle, Pret A Manger, and Pinkberry or dine in at Shake Shack and more. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a shopper trolley and more while shopping your favorite brands!

Fall in Vermont - October 09, 2021
  • Tour Date: October 09, 2021
  • Destination: The Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Square, Middlebury, VT, New England Maple Museum 4578 US Route 7 Pittsford, VT
  • Cost: $95. Adult / $90. Senior / $87. Child

Fall in Vermont - October 09, 2021

One of the reasons you come to Vermont is to enjoy the benefits of locally sourced fresh food from dedicated small farmers, artisan cheese makers and specialty meat suppliers. Our Chef prides himself on the creative use of these ingredients as he prepares delicious dishes that are both satisfying and memorable. 

Who doesn’t love brunch? Warm Coffee, Mimosas, Omelets, Casco Bay Benedict, Addison Country Breakfast Bowl,  Smothered Berry French Toast, Avocado Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, and more. Yum. Let the Middlebury Inn by your  go-to brunch spot. Whether you’re new to town, just visiting, or you’re a long-time resident, let the Middlebury Inn’s Brunch be a delicious way to spend a weekend.

A visit to the New England Maple Museum and Gift shop is fun and educational –  it’s a truly unique experience.  The history of maple sugaring from Native American to present day is depicted in over 100 feet of murals hand painted by a local artist.  Our exhibits also include the most complete collection of maple sugaring artifacts in existence, as well as and dioramas and short film. Afterwards, enjoy a sampling maple syrup, the official flavor of Vermont.

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