Independents - PA Dutch Christmas - DAVID, ELF, Dickens Murder Mystery

Bird in Hand, PA, USA

Bo
16 reviews
Dec 6 - 8, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Independents - PA Dutch Christmas - DAVID, ELF, Dickens Murder Mystery
Bird in Hand, PA, USA

16 reviews

$NaN
Dec 6 - 8, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

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! 


What's Included

 • 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.   


The New Hit Show DAVID

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.

ELF The Musical at Dutch Apple 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.

A Dickens of a Murder Mystery Show

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! 

Byer's Choice Factory

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 Hurst's Chalk Talk

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.

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 $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 7th, 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 10/7/2022 have no cancellation fee.   Cancellations from 10/8/2022 until 11/1/2022 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 11/1/2022 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.

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 November 11, 202220 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.

$629
Deposit: $50
Single Occupancy
Available until November 11, 202220 left

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

$749
Deposit: $50
Triple Occupancy
Available until November 11, 202220 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.

$619
Deposit: $50
Quad Occupancy
Available until November 11, 202220 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. 

$619
Deposit: $50

Available options

Chubb Travelers Insurance Dbl Occ.
$52
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Itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday December 6th, 2022

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)


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Reviews

Everything was perfect. My mom wants to go again. She loved it. From begining to end wasvery fun
By Patty O for Bay Path- Christmas NY Style w/ Radio City Rockettes on 16 Dec, 2021
This was a fast paced tour of Nashville with lots to see and do over the four days/three nights and allot of walking! Best of Times ensured our time in Nashville was maximized with behind the scenes tour of the Ryman and Opry as well as performances at both in addition to the dinner show with the Oak Ridge Boys. The 'step on' guide, Ed for a tour of Nashville was fantastic as was our bus driver, Michael! We had a delicious dinner buffet at the White Horse Saloon which had a TV show back in the 70's-80's and watched country line dancing as well as listened to live country music. We also had a luncheon on Steamboat Jackson which is a paddle wheel boat and the entertainment was top notch. We toured Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame. I probably left something out but those are the highlights. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to experience Nashville as the itinerary was top notch as was the hotel and the meals delicious. Well worth the money.
By DOT C for Indep. -Nashville's A Country Xmas 2021 - Feat. the Oak Ridge Boys on 16 Dec, 2021
This show was fantastic. All of the music was great and it brought us back to the time music was fabulous. The performers had great voices and they kept the audience singing along for the entire show. Hope to see them again.
By James M for Independents - Yesterday Once More - Thursday 11/18/2021 on 27 Nov, 2021
We had an excellent time and one day was better than the next.
By Josephine p for Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip on 24 Nov, 2021
Entertainment was great look forward to do it again
By Marjorie p for Independents - Yesterday Once More - Thursday 11/18/2021 on 20 Nov, 2021
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