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Longwood Gardens Christmas, PA

Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 4, 2024

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
  • 2 Nights Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA
  • Evening at Longwood Gardens
  • Winterthur Museum Yuletide Tour
  • Hagley Museum & Library
  • 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 HAGLEY MUSEUM & LIBRARY the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the du Pont Company. Celebrate the French holiday traditions that the du Pont family would have enjoyed here at their ancestral American home. 2 nights at the INN AT MENDENHALL HOTEL including a WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION and 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 with your $30 LONGWOOD GARDENS DINING DOLLARS while we are at the Gardens.

Day 3

This morning visit 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. Head for home after our wonderful holiday adventure.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

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


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

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


Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

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


Depart: 9:15 AM

Return: 5:30 PM

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









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $150 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: October 21, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to October 21, 2024 fee of $50.00 pp; October 22, 2024 to November 18, 2024 fee of $250.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on November 19, 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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