Penn Dutch - Queen Esther
May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020
May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020
In light of the news surrounding coronavirus, our trip to see Queen Esther, May 15-17, has been postponed. Please join us on our rescheduled date of September 18-20, 2020. Anyone booked on this trip can transfer their reservation & payment to our new date or will automatically receive a credit that can be used toward any future travel.
NEW DATE ADDED OF SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020 - Return to trip listings to select different date.
Please join us in the Amish Country, Lancaster, PA for the Sight & Sound Theatre's brand new production of "Queen Esther".
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.
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. Dinner at MILLER’S SMORGASBORD before we take our reserved seats tonight 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.
We begin our morning at the Amish Experience for a viewing of “JACOB’S CHOICE”, a dramatic tale of an Amish family’s effort to preserve their lifestyle and culture as told by the Fisher Family. We head for home with memories of our time in the Amish Country.
Depart: 8:00 AM
Return: 6:45 PM
Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road
West Hartford/New Britain
Depart: 8:30 AM
Return: 6:15 PM
Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.
DOUBLE - PER PERSON
SINGLE - PER PERSON
TRIPLE - PER PERSON
If a passenger cancels from deposit to April 3, 2020 fee of $75.00 pp; April 4, 2020 to April 30, 2020 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on May 1, 2020 or later unless a substitute is provided.
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