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 HIT Show The Miracle of Christmas, the Show A Christmas Carole, Byer’s Choice Factory, the Chalk Talk, Murder Mystery Show 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 The Miracle of Christmas at Sight and Sound
• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Show - A Christmas Carol
• Murder Mystery Luncheon Show - at Peddler's Village
• Elva Hurst's Chalk Talk - Oh Christmas Tree
• Visit to Byer's Choice Factory
• Best of Times Travel Tour Manager 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.
After decades of crushing Roman rule, the Hebrew people are losing hope. When will the promised Messiah come? Into the midst of this turmoil, young Mary is told she will bear God’s son. Angels in heaven proclaim his birth; humble shepherds and regal kings pay him homage. Clearly this is no ordinary child! But who is he - really? Is he the Messiah, our Savior? Who can even believe such a thing! Witness the story that is central to the season, brought to life with high drama, awe-inspiring special effects and live animals. Rejoice with your whole family as the true meaning of Christmas unfolds right before your eyes!
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A season favorite! Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy.
We have all seen and heard the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, and witnessed his great redemption. But there Is a dark secret buried within this Victorian Tale—A Murder Mystery that has hitherto never been explained. How Scrooge got so rich, and how his partner mysteriously died! Was it heart trouble? Was it strangulation? Was it a poisoned bit of beef; blot of mustard or crumb of cheese? Who put the “No! No! No!” in Marley’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!”? Riddlesbrood’s newest holiday whodunit, will let YOU finally uncover…Who killed Jacob Marley!
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.
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 $150pp, 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 17th, 2023 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 10/17/2023 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 10/18/2023 until 11/1/2023 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare. Cancellations after 11/1/2023 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 and enjoy an afternoon arrival in the heart of Penn Dutch Country, Lancaster, PA. Settle into the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel 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 A Christmas Carol at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. A season favorite! Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy. (D)