Philadelphia, Amish Country & the Brandywine Valley

From: $2145

per person dbl*

• 5 Nights at One Hotel in Philadelphia
• Valley Forge National Historical Park
• Philadelphia City Tour
• Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell
• National Constitution Center
• Reading Terminal Market
• Brandywine Valley
• Two DuPont Mansions                  
– Nemours Mansion
– Longwood Gardens
• Hershey’s Chocolate World
• Pennsylvania Amish Country
• Amish Farm & House
• Amish Family Style Dinner

5 Nights First Class Hotels,  8 Meals: 5 -Breakfasts & 3 -Dinners, Tour Director,  Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotels

5 Night(s) –  Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing or Element by Marriott, Philadelphia

June 4  – $2145 dbl**
Sept 17, 24  – $2195 dbl**
October 1, 8  – $2195 dbl**

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Philadelphia, Amish Country &
the Brandywine Valley

6-DAYS

DAY 1: FLIGHT TO PHILADELPHIA
Arrive in Philadelphia, PA which in Greek translates to ‘the city of brotherly love’. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Philadelphia hotel for a 5-night stay.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel with your fellow travelers.
(D)   Overnight: Philadelphia 

DAY 2: PHILADELPHIA SIGHTSEEING
Today enjoy a Philadelphia City Tour to see the Most Historic Square Mile in America featuring Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. Visit Independence Hall, the site where the United States Constitution was debated and adopted & the setting for the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Later visit the National Constitution Center, the only museum dedicated to the United States Constitution. Then visit the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s Market since 1893, and one of America’s largest and oldest public markets. The market is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and offers an incredible selection of restaurants in addition to locally sourced food, baked goods, cheeses, confections and other gifts. This evening enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant in Philadelphia.
(B,D)   Overnight: Philadelphia 

DAY 3: VALLEY FORGE NATionaL HISTORICAL PARK
This morning travel northwest of Philadelphia to Valley Forge & tour Valley Forge National Historical Park which preserves our nation’s history and tells the story of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78.  On December 19, 1777, George Washington led a weary Continental Army into Valley Forge. For the next six months, the divided groups of militiamen came together to form a true army, one capable of taking the fight to their British foes.  See the soldier huts built by the militiamen and the original house that was once General Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge (referred to as the Pentagon of the Revolution).  Enjoy the late afternoon & evening at your own pace in Philadelphia.
(B) Overnight: New York City

DAY 4: BRANDYWINE VALLEY – NEMOURS MANSION – LONGWOOD GARDENS  
Today enjoy a visit to two fantastic DuPont mansions in the Brandywine Valley, both elegant estates in their own way. Drive south into Delaware to tour the opulent Nemours Mansion & Gardens, the former estate of Alfred DuPont.  Using his vast fortune from inventing smokeless gunpowder, Alfred built this classical French Chateau in 1910 and filled the 105 rooms with antiques, art and tapestries from the 1700s.  Later tour beautiful Longwood Gardens, the former estate of Pierre DuPont who purchased the property to save the arboretum from being sold for lumber in 1906 and made it his private estate into the 1930s.  He spared no expense in adding extensively to the property. Today the complex is one of the premier botanical gardens in the US and consists of 1,100 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in the Brandywine Valley.
(B) Overnight: Philadelphia  

DAY 5: HERSHEY – AMISH COUNTRY – AMISH DINNER
This morning travel west through the beautiful countryside & arrive in Hershey, the town chocolate built.  Enjoy a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World to learn about and smell the delicious transformation from tropical rainforest cocoa bean to Hershey’s famous chocolate.  Some chocolate samples will help you decide which Hershey’s goods to bring home in addition to your classic favorites.  This afternoon step back in time as you travel into the tranquil heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country where the horse & buggy remains the primary form of transportation and windmills dot the landscape.  The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America’s oldest Amish settlement, and where thousands still live a centuries-old ‘Plain’ lifestyle.   Visit an Amish Farm & House to learn about their faith, culture, distinctive dress and way of life that forbids the use of electricity or telephones in the home.  Enjoy a traditional Amish Family Style Farewell Dinner where the great food just keeps coming.  Maybe bring home popular Amish goods such as Shoofly Pie or a handmade quilt.  Return to Philadelphia after dinner
(B,D)   Overnight: Philadelphia

DAY 6: PHILADELPHIA – FLIGHT HOME
Today transfer to the airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of your travel experience
(B)

Single Room Supplement + ($675) Triple Room Reduction  – ($50) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

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Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.