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Christmas in Victorian Cape May

Dec 9, 2024 - Dec 11, 2024

Step back in time to the gentility and charm of the Victorian Era. This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights.

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 2 Nights Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, Cape May
  • Holly Trolley Ride
  • Emlem Physick Estate Tour
  • Holiday Inns Tour
  • Historic Smithville Village
  • 4 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart via deluxe motorcoach and head towards beautiful Cape May, NJ at Christmas time...step back in time to the gentility and charm of the Victorian Era. This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. 2 nights at the first class MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HOTEL with oceanfront rooms...located near shops & restaurants. This evening view Cape May’s holiday decorations on our HOLLY TROLLEY RIDE. Our trolley winds its way through town as we listen to Christmas music and enjoy hearing the history of many of the Christmas traditions of today. Dinner tonight at the Lobster House Restaurant followed by a visit from a Victorian Storyteller reading a Christmas favorite.

Day 2

Guided tour of the impressive EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE returns you to the era of Victorian opulence and experience the feeling of Christmas in the 1890s. Learn all about Victorian Christmas traditions and decorating at Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum. Visit the CARROLL GALLERY to see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit, a popular annual display featuring a huge Christmas tree, model trains, and an elaborate Dept. 56 Dickens village collection. Enjoy lunch at the WASHINGTON INN before an afternoon HOLIDAY INNS TOUR. Get in the holiday spirit as we go on our self-guided tour through some of Cape May’s properties. Step inside these Inns and see them beautifully decorated with garland, bows, trees and more. Evening and dinner on own to explore the quaint shops & restaurants along the Washington Mall.

Day 3

This morning we visit the quaint village of HISTORIC SMITHVILLE, with cobblestone streets and lovely boutiques filled with unique and beautiful gift ideas for the holidays. We head towards home with memories of a lovely visit to Victorian Cape May.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

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


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

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


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 5:30 PM

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


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 5:00 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 28, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to October 28, 2024 fee of $50.00 pp; October 29, 2024 to November 25, 2024 fee of $250.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on November 26, 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.

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