Independents - Penn Dutch Christmas - Queen Esther & More (copy)

Bird in Hand, PA, USA

Bo
1 review
Dec 14 - 16, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
Independents - Penn Dutch Christmas - Queen Esther & More (copy)
Bird in Hand, PA, USA

1 review

Dec 14 - 16, 2021
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 Queen Esther, Miracle on 34th Street Dinner show, 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 Sleep Inn Hotel
• 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 Queen Esther at Sight and Sound
• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Show - The Miracle on 34th St.
• 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 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 Miracle on 34th St. at Dutch Apple

Six-year-old Susan Walker doesn’t fill her head with romantic notions like believing in Santa Claus. But when she meets the department store Santa who may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City and the little girl’s beliefs make all the difference! Based on the film of the same name, this classic story will melt even the most cynical hearts!

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.

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 October 22nd, 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 10/22/21 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 10/23/21 until 11/14/21 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 11/14/21 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.

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.

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
20 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.

$599
Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy
20 left

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

$699
Deposit: $100
Triple Occupancy
20 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.

$589
Deposit: $100
Quad Occupancy
20 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. 

$589
Deposit: $100

Available options

Chubb Travelers Insurance Dbl Occ.
$52


Itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday

We begin our travel to PA aboard a fully equipped motorcoach.  This afternoon we 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 enjoy the show The Miracle on 34th St. at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.  The Broadway hit comes right to our stage! Six-year-old Susan Walker doesn’t fill her head with romantic notions like believing in Santa Claus. But when she meets the department store Santa who may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City and the little girl’s beliefs make all the difference! Based on the film of the same name, this classic story will melt even the most cynical hearts!  (D)  


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