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Summertime in Gettysburg, PA

Aug 27, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 2 nights Best Western Gettysburg
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
  • The Shriver House
  • Dinner with Abe Lincoln
  • Hollabaugh Bros Fruit Farm Tour
  • 4 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach for Gettysburg, PA, one of America’s treasures. Spend 2 nights at the BEST WESTERN GETTYSBURG located adjacent to the historic battlefields. WELCOME DINNER marks our arrival.

Day 2

Relive the history of our nation as we join our local guide for a RIDING TOUR OF THE BATTLEFIELD - learn about the largest battle ever fought on the continent, see where Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. Visit the MUSEUM AND VISITORS CENTER at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore 12 galleries, inspiring films including “A New Birth of Freedom”, interactive hands-on exhibits and the 1884 Cyclorama, a mammoth painting-in-the-round. A guided tour of the SHRIVER HOUSE gives us a look at the “civilian experience” during the battle. Our period dressed guide tells the story of the Shriver family’s experience and tour all four floors of this restored original home including the Confederate sharpshooters nest in the attic. Farewell dinner tonight at the historic DOBBIN HOUSE TAVERN, an authentically restored historic home that was once a secret “underground railroad” hideout. We will have a SPECIAL VISIT from PRESIDENT ABE LINCOLN.

Day 3

Visit HOLLABAUGH BROS FRUIT FARM, family owned and operated for more than 65 years. Enjoy a apple dumpling demonstration including one to take home, a wagon ride through the orchard, sample apple cider and their famous apple cider donuts and your choice of 5 apples from the apple bins. Of course time for shopping in the farm market before heading for home.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:30 PM

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


Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 8:00 PM

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


Depart: 8:45 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

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


Depart: 10:00 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

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









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: July 16, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to July 16, 2024 fee of $50.00 pp; July 17, 2024 to August 13, 2024 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on August 14, 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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