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Magnificent Homes of the DuPont Family
West Chester, PA
May 8-10, 2018

Magnificent Homes of the DuPont Family<br />West Chester, PA<br />May 8-10, 2018
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Join us as we visit the magnificent homes of the DuPont family in West Chester, PA & Wilmington, DE, Tuesday through Thursday, May 8th through the 10th, 2018.

Day 1: Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach for West Chester, PA. En route visit the “City of Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia, PA. Join our local costumed guide for a HISTORIC WALKING CITY TOUR highlighting the sites in the most historic square mile in the United States such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, Elfreth’s Alley and more. Spend 2 nights in the heart of downtown West Chester at the HOTEL WARNER with comfortable guestrooms, indoor pool, fitness center and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Welcome dinner marks our arrival.

Day 2: Visit to WINTERTHUR to see the exquisite home in which Henry Francis du Pont entertained family & friends in grand style. The 175 rooms, many of them with historical architecture, are furnished with his outstanding collection of antiques. These masterfully designed spaces promise to inspire, enlighten, and delight. Explore LONGWOOD GARDENS, one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens. It’s easy to imagine that you’re at a giant, royal garden in Europe. Stroll along the many paths through acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants. Inside the Conservatory is a lush world of exotic flowers, cacti, bromeliads, ferns and bonsai. Discover the heritage and indelible mark of founder, Pierre S. du Pont. Farewell dinner tonight.

Day 3: Visit NEMOURS MANSION, built by Alfred du Pont, a spectacular restoration of an incredible 18th century French Style estate showing both French opulence and American ingenuity. Tour the grandest residence ever constructed in Delaware and the largest formal French garden in North America. Head for home with memories of these magnificent homes!.

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Departure Locations:

West Springfield, MA
Quality Inn, 1150 Riverdale St

Waterbury, CT
Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride, across from Naugatuck Valley Community College

Danbury, CT
Exit 2 Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Road 

$511/person - double or triple
$671/person - single
(based on 40-50)

Includes: Deluxe motorcoach, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, sightseeing & admissions, Friendship Tours Escort

To make reservations please call our office, 800-243-1630 / 860-243-1630
Deposit: $200 pp due with reservations
Final payment: March 27, 2018
When making reservations online, payment in full is required at the time of the booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a passenger cancels from deposit to March 27, 2018 fee of $100 pp; March 28 to April 24, 2018 fee of $300 pp; no refunds if cancelled on April 25, 2018 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid.

    Three ways to enroll:
  • Website: Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.
  • Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.
  • Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Please review the NTA Protection Plan brochure carefully for details of coverage and call them at 1-800-388-1470 if you have any questions.

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