Independent Travelers - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg

Bird in Hand, PA, USA

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Sep 21 - 23, 2021
Group size: 1 - 24
Independent Travelers - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg
Bird in Hand, PA, USA


Sep 21 - 23, 2021
Group size: 1 - 24

About this trip

Join Best of Times Travel for one of our most power-packed journey’s into the heartland of America and the farmlands of the Pennsylvania Dutch! On this magnificent 3 Day adventure we’ll experience the NEW Hit Show Queen Esther,  The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre featuring the hit show Mamma Mia, Historic Philadelphia, the Strasburg Railroad, Longwood Gardens, and so much more! 



What's Included

 • Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation*
• 2 Nights Lodging At the Sleep Inn Hotel
• Luggage Handling
• 4 Meals - 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
• Exclusive Best of Times Travel Guided Tour of the Amish Farmlands Backcountry
• Ticket and Admission to see Queen Esther at Sight and Sound
• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Show - Mamma Mia
• Best of Times Travel Guided Tour of Philadelphia
• Time to Tour the US Mint in Philadelphia
• Strasburg Railroad Train Ride
• Admission to Longwood Gardens
• Best of Times Travel Tour Director Throughout Your Trip (Gratuity Included) 

• Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program


*Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.   


The New Hit Show Queen Esther

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 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, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatre.   For a short promotional video of the New Hit Show Queen Esther Click Here.

The Strasburg Railroad

 Welcome to America’s Oldest Operating Railroad. Travel directly through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country with a view of more than 2,500 acres of untouched farmland. Comfortably seated aboard an authentically restored passenger car, your group will embark on a 45-minute, fully narrated ride behind a real, operating steam locomotive. 

The Show Mamma Mia

The Broadway hit comes right to our stage! Told through ABBA’s greatest hits, this comical story finds a young bride-to-be in search of her birth father on a beautiful Greek island. After reading her mom’s diary, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding.  This enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship is set to classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” and the title song “Mamma Mia”!

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 botanical enjoyment. 

For a short promotional video of Longwood Gardens Click Here.


Terms and Conditions of Sale

Here are the Specific Terms & Conditions of Sale For this program.


Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary.  Prices are subject to change.  A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $100pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation.  Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance.  This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost.  Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit.  Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received.   Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions).  Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason.   Payment in full must be received by August 2nd, 2021 or this may result in an automatic cancellation.   Please note:  All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel.  The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel.  Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows:  Cancellations from date of booking until 8/2/21 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 8/3/21 until 8/20/21 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 8/20/21 will receive no refund, 100% of total fare.  Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount.  Best of Times Travel reserves the right to issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit.


*Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver has the following stipulations: plan must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, insured must be medically able to travel at time of purchasing the plan, all pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs need to be insured.  This information is a brief description of the features of this insurance program. Coverage & pricing may vary by state. The provision of this document is for informational purposes only and is not an insurance contract. Coverage is being marketed by Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, Inc. located at 202 Halls Mills Road, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889. Insurance benefits are underwritten by ACE Property & Casualty Insurance Company located at 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

What’s included

  • What's Included
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  • Driver Gratuity
    Your Bus Driver Gratuity is NOT included in your package price. Our suggested gratuity amount is $15 per person for the entire program.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until August 2, 2021only 2 left

This is for 2 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.  Best of Times Travel will make every effort to have passengers sharing a room with different last names have 2 beds in the room.

$579
Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy
Available until August 2, 2021only 2 left

This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.  

$679
Deposit: $100
Triple Occupancy
Available until August 2, 2021only 2 left

 This is for 3 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share a bed together.  Roll-away cots are Not Available.

$569
Deposit: $100
Quad Occupancy
Available until August 2, 2021only 2 left

This is for 4 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share each bed in the room.  Roll-away cots are Not Available. 

$569
Deposit: $100

Available options

Chubb Travelers Insurance Dbl Occ.
$52
Chubb Travelers Insurance Single Occ.
$52


Itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday September 21st, 2021

We begin our travel to PA aboard a fully equipped motorcoach.  Our first stop is the home of our nation’s independence Philadelphia, PA.  Enjoy a fully narrated, educational, and enjoyable overview tour of the historic section of Philadelphia.  We’ll learn about the people and places that had  such an integral impact on our fight for independence and freedom.  Some of the historic landmarks in the historic mile include The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin’s grave site, and  more.  After our orientation tour of the area we will have ample FREE time to explore.  During this time Tour the U.S. Mint - The Mint offers tours of the Philadelphia facility, which covers the present state of coin manufacturing and the history of the Mint. Visitors learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins.  We will also have FREE Time for lunch on our own at the historic Bourse:  Founded in 1891 by George Bartol, The Bourse was the first in the world to house a stock exchange, maritime exchange, and grain-trading exchange simultaneously. Today, the historic space has been repurposed into an internationally inspired food hall with deep local roots.  After our time here we continue with our afternoon arrival in the heart of Penn Dutch Country, Lancaster, PA. Settle into the Sleep Inn Hotel in Mountville, PA our home for the next two nights.  The perfect retreat to enjoy friends at the end of our days touring the Dutch countryside.  Tonight the show Mamma Mia at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.  The Broadway hit comes right to our stage! Told through ABBA’s greatest hits, this comical story finds a young bride-to-be in search of her birth father on a beautiful Greek island. After reading her mom’s diary, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding.  This enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship is set to classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” and the title song “Mamma Mia”! (D) 

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