Berkshire Cottages Tour & Tanglewood
Boston Pops,TEA, Norman Rockwell, The Mount…
August 7-9, 2023
Start your tour in LENOX a quintessential New England town with an eclectic collection of artistic and upscale shops to browse or shop in. There are a variety of restaurants with an array of menu choices and price ranges to choose from for lunch on your own. Enjoy a TOUR and VICTORIAN TEA at VENTFORT HALL “one of the approximately seventy-five so-called “Cottages” built in Lenox in the late 19th century when the village became a popular Gilded Age resort. The guided tour of the first and second floors lasts approximately one hour. After hotel check in enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. The following day enjoy a BERKSHIRE COTTAGES TOUR. On this driving tour you will hear stories about the characters and explore the era of the “Gilded Age”. You will take a TOUR of the MOUNT and and enjoy a sandwich lunch. The MOUNT was the home of Edith Wharton, the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize - for her work "The Age of Innocence". One of the skilled guides will lead you on an hour-long exploration of Edith Wharton’s gracious summer home. This afternoon tour CHESTERWOOD, the home of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the seated Lincoln of the Memorial in Washington DC and the Minuteman in Concord, MA. See several statues of Lincoln and hear how French developed an idea into one of our nation’s most well-known monuments. This evening after included dinner, enjoy the concert “at the Tanglewood Music Shed.Music byBoston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. RAVEL Boléro, Arturs MASKATS Tango , RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnole , John WILLIAMS Selections from Far and Away, Born on the Fourth of July, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture. Fireworks to follow the concert! After breakfast the following day, take TANGLEWOOD TOUR. Step back in time as you stroll the perfectly manicured grounds at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This tour explains the history of the BSO in the Berkshires and highlights the accomplishments of the Tanglewood Music Center educational program. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM tour. See many of the illustrator’s works in the original oil paintings at your own pace. This museum owns 400 or Rockwell’s original works. Finally, enjoy LUNCH on your own in STOCKBRIDGE. This is where Norman Rockwell lived and worked. You will enjoy a variety of small restaurants to choose from in this quaint, “picture postcard” town. Take time to visit the RED LION INN and see the antique furniture, the famous “teapot collection” (hundreds of teapots from all over the world).
Package includes motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations at Fairfield Inn and Suites,, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 TEA, guided tours, admissions, driver’s gratuity, snacks, games and prizes and trip leader.
Bus departs Jackson 7:30 AM, Target Brick 8 AM approximate 6:30 PM return
$951 pp double occupancy $1,226 single occupancy