Join Best of Times Travel for an incredible Christmas Season journey into the heartland of America and the farmlands of the Pennsylvania Dutch! There is no Christmas program that brings out the spirit of Christmas compared to the PA Dutch Country! On this magnificent 3 Day adventure we’ll experience the NEW Hit Show DAIVD, ELF the Musical at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Dickens of a Murder Mystery show, Byer’s Choice Factory, the Chalk Talk and so much more!
• Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation*
• 2 Nights Lodging At the Hampton Inn and Suites - Lancaster, PA
• Luggage Handling
• 5 Meals - 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 1 Lunch
• Exclusive Best of Times Travel Guided Tour of the Amish Farmlands Backcountry
• Ticket and Admission to see DAVID at Sight and Sound
• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Show - ELF The Musical
• Murder Mystery Luncheon Show - A Dickens of a Murder
• Elva Hurst's Chalk Talk - Oh Christmas Tree
• Visit to Byer's Choice Factory
• 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.
Master Poet. Fearless Warrior. Anointed King. From still waters to shadowed valleys, David’s ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and Philistine soldiers. After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself.
Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in this brand-new original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.
Based on the 2003 hit movie, Elf introduces us to a young orphan named Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Raised by elves his entire life, Buddy doesn’t know he is actually a human. When his enormous size and poor toy making ability cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
BAH! HUMBUG! Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his miserly, discompassionate ways, but he’s a changed man! He’s been practically giving his money away! Scrooge’s nephew, Fred Sawyer, is throwing a Christmas party and everyone is delighted for his appearance! But what’s this? Sherlock Holmes?! What could he possibly want at a Christmas party? You soon find out that he’s investigating dear Scrooge’s murder! As more guests arrive and the Sawyer’s servant, Mrs. Dilber, attempts to spit-shine your spoon, you are Sherlock Holmes’ aid! Help him ferret out the guilty party and make note of the clues he discovers along the way. This Christmas party’s a hoppin’, but there’s a murderer a knockin’! This definitely will be A Dickens of a Murder!
Byers’ Choice has been handcrafting the Carolers® Figurines for over 35 years. Start with a walk down a cobblestone street scene straight out of Dickens’ London then into the Christmas Museum, with displays of Carolers past and present, as well as depictions of Christmas traditions from around the world.
Elva grew up in a large conservative Mennonite family in Ephrata, PA where she attended a small “one room” Amish and Mennonite school. Art was viewed as frivolous by many of those around her, but that did not keep Elva from etching scenes in between chores on the family dairy farm. In recent years, yet another form of painting has become her primary focus; chalk talks. Before crowds of people Elva uses chalk to draw a large picture illustrating a story that is presented with pre-recorded music and narration. Our delight is Oh Christmas tree – discover the origin of the traditional lighted Christmas tree, and listen to the eloquence of past presidents, addressing our nation through the years, on this special day.
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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 $50pp, 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 October 14th, 2022 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 10/14/2022 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 10/15/2022 until 11/8/2022 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare. Cancellations after 11/8/2022 will receive no refund, 100% of the 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.
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.
This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.
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.
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.
We begin our travel to PA aboard a fully equipped motorcoach. This afternoon we Settle into the Hampton Inn and Suites in Lancaster, 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 enjoy the show ELF at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Based on the 2003 hit movie, Elf introduces us to a young orphan named Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Raised by elves his entire life, Buddy doesn’t know he is actually a human. When his enormous size and poor toy making ability cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. (D)