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CT Hort - Longwood Gardens Christmas

Nov 29, 2022 - Dec 1, 2022

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
  • 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
  • Escorted by Brett Isaacson


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. Enjoy dinner tonight while we are at the Gardens.

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

West Hartford at Emanuel Synagogue

Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 9:15 PM

Emanuel Synagogue Parking Lot, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT
Please park in rear along tree line.


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:45 PM

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

New London Adult Ed Building, 3 Shaws Cove

Depart: 8:45 AM

Return: 7:30 PM











Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: October 18, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to October 18, 2022 fee of $75.00 pp; October 19, 2022 to November 15, 2022 fee of $250.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on November 16, 2022 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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