With New York being just a stone’s throw away from PA, it is a great place to go on one of our Escorted Motorcoach Tours. The state is full of exciting things to see and do, from watching a play to enjoying the plethora of culinary options to visiting special exhibitions and events. Below is a list of upcoming Day and Overnight Trips with some details on why they’re awesome!
Brooklyn Noshing Food Tour, Brooklyn, March 26, 2011
For the foodie in all of us, this tour will make you glad that you have a comfy Motorcoach and driver for the way home from this gut-busting experience. In between free time, there will be a series of tastings all over New York. Enjoy chocolate tasting in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) section, a slice of pie from an infamous Brooklyn pizzeria, a stop at the Middle East and Italian Deli, and additional stops at “surprise” restaurants. To top it all off, there will even be tastings on the Motorcoach while you are being whisked to and fro. Tastings are enough food for a meal, so here are some tips from competitive eating experts to help keep you noshing all day. Click here for departure cities and pricing.
American Girl Place New York, April 25, July 20, October 10, 2011
As a previous small female child, I can attest to the power that American Girl dolls have over little ladies. Now you can journey to the heart of Manhattan to check out the American Girl Place, where they have shops featuring individual American Girl characters and all of their favorite accessories and clothes, a bookstore, a photo studio where your darling can pose to have her picture on the front on her very own souvenir “American Girl” magazine, a doll hair salon and a store where you can create matching outfits for your little girl and her doll. Also, enjoy lunch at the American Girl Cafe. Click here for departure cities and pricing.
Circle Cruise Line Tour of Manhattan New York, April 27 & August 20, 2011
Get your sea legs ready for an exciting cruise around the island of Manhattan! This “3-hour tour” will not end up like Gilligan’s Island, we promise! Enjoy cruising on three rivers, under 20 bridges and over four tunnels with views of The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, the UN, Roosevelt Island, Gracie Mansion, Yankee Stadium and Harlem. No matter what the weather, you will be comfortable on the weather protected decks or under the glass enclosed salon. Also, enjoy some free time in South Street Seaport. Click here for a list of departure cities and pricing.
Mother’s Day “I Love Lucy” Tour Jamestown, May 8-9, 2011
“Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? Well are you? The answer to all your problems is in this little ol’…..” overnight tour! Come get your Lucy fix, just in time for Mother’s Day! Spanning many generations, Lucy is a timeless American icon who many people adore for her quirky antics. On your way to Jamestown, NY (Lucy’s hometown) enjoy a stop in DuBois for a buffet at Luigi’s, and a stop in Ridgway at the Appalachian Arts Studio where you will see how chainsaw sculptors make unique art, plus have a chance to throw some clay! Check into your hotel and then enjoy dinner and a show at the Tropicana Room (a reproduction of Ricky’s nightclub) in the Desilu Playhouse.
The next day enjoy a “Lucytown Driving Tour”, a stop at the Desilu Center, the Desilu Playhouse, and the Lucy-Desi Museum. Throughout the day you will be spoiled by seeing exact replicas of sets, vintage costumes, and memorabilia. Enjoy special screenings, and then make a stop by the Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Gift Shop – the largest provider of Lucy-Desi merchandise in the world. On the driving tour enjoy stops at Lucy’s home, theaters where she performed, schools she attended and where she is buried. Once you get your Lucy fix, enjoy a luncheon cruise aboard the Summerwind, a sleek, state-of-the-art, yacht-type cruiser, on Chautauqua Lake, complete with a champagne toast. Click here for a list of departure cities and pricing.
Pompeii: The Exhibit New York, May 18 & August 17 2011
Going to Pompeii was probably one of the highlights of my life, and when I learned that they were bringing an exhibit with over 250 artifacts to NY for the masses, I was immediately covered with goose bumps all over again. One of the most striking things I have ever seen was a petrified body of a prisoner who was locked inside a shop when Vesuvius blew and had no choice but to pray until death. His body is forever preserved in this tragic “last stance” position. You will see things like you have never seen in your life at this exhibit, and really get an idea of what this historical experience might have been like. Learn about Vesuvius and life before and after the explosion 2,000 years ago. From never before seen objects to a brand new film depicting a time lapsed representation from the moment of Vesuvius’ eruption, this exhibit serves as a great historical remembrance. Click here for departure cities and pricing.
Bronx Zoo Bronx, May 21, 2011
Enjoy a trip to the largest Metropolitan Zoo in the US! On this particular day you can enjoy special presentations including a “Bee Eater Buffet” in the World of Birds Section where you can “Watch our acrobatic white-throated bee-eaters hunt live crickets on the wing, and ask a zookeeper your questions about birds”, or check out a Sea Lion or Penguin Feeding! Enjoy many different exhibits and attractions including Jungle World, a true to life Asian jungle with over 800 critters, a Madagascar exhibit, Tiger Mountain, the World of Reptiles, a Sea Lion Pool, Baboon Reserve, African Plains Exhibit, Big Bear Attraction, Camel Rides, Congo Gorilla Forest, Himalayan Highlands Exhibit, Butterfly Garden, Monkey House, Mouse House, Sea and Aquatic Bird Colony, World of Birds and a Children’s Zoo. Feeling tired from all of the monkeying around? Hop on the Wild Asia Monorail and get an aerial view of tigers, elephants and rhinos! Click here for departure cities and pricing.
Harry Potter – The Exhibition Times Square June 22 & 29, July 13 & 20, 2011
Ideal for the Harry Potter enthusiast, this trip will take you to the Harry Potter Exhibition to see behind the scenes props, costumes, and displays inspired by the Harry Potter movies film sets. This 10,000 square-foot hands-on exhibition will transport you into the world of Harry Potter, and mesmerize children for years to come. From sitting in Hagrid’s chair to checking out Buckbeak’s feathers up close, to pulling a screaming mandrake out of a pot, this exhibit will be magical for Potter fans around the globe. Click here for departure cities and pricing.
West Point & Brotherhood Winery West Point, July 23, 2011
This is the tour you are looking for if you are hoping to have a unique experience of Americana and a history lesson. You will tour the US Military Academy at West Point, the oldest continuously occupied military post in America, and Brotherhood Winery, America’s oldest winery. Enjoy a scenic buffet lunch at historic Thayer Hotel overlooking the Hudson River, and then head out to learn all about wine making and grape growing. This would be a great tour for “Dad” to present to him on Father’s Day (June 19) as a gift. Click here for departure cities and pricing.
A Taste of New York: Bakeries, Delis, Markets and More! October 22, 2011
In case you didn’t get enough on our Noshing Tour of Brooklyn, check out its Big Brother Tour, The Taste of New York. Grab a cooler, and come with us as we peruse the markets and foodies’ favorite spots around town. Enjoy stops at Bleecker Street, Little Italy, Chinatown, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Grace’s Marketplace, and Zabar’s. We won’t leave you hungry on the way home either! Enjoy a deli box dinner from Zabar’s on the drive home. It’s a gourmet extravaganza, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Doggie bags are, of course, permitted and encouraged. Click here for departure cities and pricing.