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Brandywine Valley - Longwood Gardens, PA

May 21, 2024 - May 23, 2024

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 2 nights at the Inn at Mendenhall
  • Hagley Museum & Library
  • Winterthur Museum & Garden
  • Longwood Gardens
  • 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach for West Chester, PA. Explore PEDDLER’S VILLAGE for lunch and shopping. The Village has 65 unique shops and 6 restaurants on 42 acres of landscaped gardens and brick pathways. 2 nights at the INN AT MENDENHALL HOTEL including a WELCOME DINNER.

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. HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the du Pont Company. Take a journey through the black powder yards and the gardens and grounds of the first du Pont family home in America. Marvel at historic patent models at Hagley’s new “Nation of Inventors” exhibit. Farewell dinner tonight.

Day 3

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. Head for home with memories of these magnificent homes!

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

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


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Farmington Park & Ride Commuter Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Rd, Farmington, CT


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride, 709 Chase Parkway, across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

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









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: April 9, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to April 9, 2023 fee of $50.00 pp; April 10, 2023 to May 7, 2024 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on May 8, 2024 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068 OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply. Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan. Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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