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A Longwood Gardens Christmas

Dec 7, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021

Join us for a Longwood Gardens Christmas. From towering trees that touch the sky to acres of twinkling lights, A Longwood Christmas makes your holiday oh so merry & bright.

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • Smaller Groups: Tours will be limited to fewer passengers
  • 2 Nights Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA
  • Evening at Longwood Gardens
  • Winterthur Museum Yuletide Tour
  • Nemours Mansion Tour
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • 4 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach as we head to Pennsylvania to experience the beauty of the holidays. We begin with a visit to the BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM to see their fabulous holiday display including an extensive model train display, Victorian dollhouse, thousands of natural “critter” ornaments on holiday trees, plus the art collection of the Wyeth Family. 2 nights at the INN AT MENDENHALL HOTEL including a WELCOME DINNER.

Day 2

Arrive at WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, owned by Henry Francis du Pont, this is the home where family and friends gathered each year to celebrate the holidays. Holiday visitors will find themselves walking in the footsteps of the du Pont’s own guests as they visit the exquisitely decorated spaces that recall the warmth and beauty of the season in this most elegant of country homes. This evening visit LONGWOOD GARDENS, the former estate of Pierre S. du Pont, and home to 11,000 types of plants. From towering trees that touch the sky to acres of twinkling lights, A Longwood Christmas makes your holiday oh so merry and bright. The Christmas spectacular includes over 500,000 lights, thousands of brilliant poinsettias, towering Christmas trees and fragrant flowers blooming in the Conservatory’s Crystal Palace.

Day 3

This morning visit NEMOURS MANSION, built by Alfred du Pont, a spectacular restoration of an incredible 18th century French Style estate. Our interior tour will reveal the DuPont Christmas extravagance at its best! Head for home after our wonderful holiday adventure.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

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


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $250 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: October 26, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to October 26, 2021 fee of $75.00 pp; October 27, 2021 to November 23, 2021 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on November 24, 2021 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

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:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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