Penn Dutch - Queen Esther

Apr 22, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020

Join us in the Amish Country, Lancaster, PA for the Sight & Sound Theatre's brand new production of "Queen Esther".


3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


Highlights

  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 2 Nights Comfort Suites Amish Country
  • Reserved tickets at Sight & Sound for "Queen Esther"
  • Improv Comedy Show
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Strasburg Railroad & Amish Farm
  • 4 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort

Itinerary

Day 1

We depart via deluxe motorcoach for our tour to Lancaster, PA - the heart of the Amish Country. 2 nights at the newly renovated COMFORT SUITES LANCASTER, featuring spacious guestrooms, indoor pool, fitness center. Enjoy a delicious dinner on the property of MOUNT HOPE ESTATE & WINERY.  Then, get ready to laugh off all the calories with an IMPROV COMEDY SHOW.  There is no script for this show! Let the talented cast take your suggestions and turn improv games into hilarious skits that will leave you in stitches. You will help create a show that no one has ever seen before and no one will ever get the chance to see again.

Day 2

This morning we’ll get up close and personal as a VILLAGE INSIDER at KITCHEN KETTLE VILLAGE with a hands-on experience. Learn the Founder’s story and receive one of her private recipes, receive a gift bag to fill with some Village goodies, enjoy a wine tasting and even make your own whoopie pie. Have fun exploring the village. This afternoon we’ll take our reserved seats at Sight & Sound Theatre for their brand new show QUEEN ESTHER. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals. Dinner tonight at MILLER’S SMORGASBORD.

Day 3

Today we have the opportunity to experience the best of Lancaster County’s heritage and culture. We begin with a visit to the OLD WINDMILL FARM, an authentic working Amish Farm owned by the Lapp family. Explore this genuine, centuries-old Amish family farm and learn more about their simple way of life as you walk through the authentic 72 acre farm and see a 1700’s farmhouse, mules, chickens, goats and more. Next it’s all aboard the STRASBURG RAILROAD, a historic and beautifully restored wooden coach pulled by a 100 year old steam engine. Sit back and relax as we travel through 2,500 acres of preserved Amish farmland while learning the history of the railroad and countryside.


Departure Locations

West Springfield, MA

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:15 PM

Quality Inn, 1150 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA
Exit 13B from I-91 / Riverdale St (Rte 5) / park in the back of the hotel parking lot

Waterbury

Depart: 8:45 AM

Return: 7:15 PM

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

Danbury

Depart: 10:00 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

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


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$521.00

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$651.00

TRIPLE - PER PERSON

$521.00


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $150 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: March 11, 2020

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to March 11, 2020 fee of $75.00 pp; March 12, 2020 to April 7, 2020 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on April 8, 2020 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


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