Let Freedom Ring
Luxury Motorcoach Trip
(Featuring Philadelphia & Gettysburg)
August 4 – 11, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due June 28, 2019
Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Coralville & Davenport
Price Per Person:
$1,440 Double / Occupancy
$1,853 Single / Occupancy
$1,415 Triple / Occupancy
$1,390 Quad / Occupancy
INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE-FILLED TOUR PRICE includes:
- Motorcoach Transportation – NEW
- 7 nights lodging with 3 consecutive nights in Philadelphia
- 10 meals: 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- Tour Thomas Edison Birthplace
- Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise
- Guided Tour of Historic Philadelphia including: the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and Elfreth’s Alley
- Dinner at the Famous “City Tavern” established in 1773 – most authentic 18th century dining experience
- Guided Tour of Historic Philadelphia continued…see sites along Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Champs Elysees of Philadelphia) such as Logan Circle, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art with its “Rocky” steps, Boat House Row, Fairmount Park, Comcast Center
- Guided Tour of restored early-American houses
- Tour Museum of American Revolution
- Visit Longwood Gardens
- Tour Valley Forge with sites as: Washington Farmhouse Headquarters, soldiers’ huts, parade grounds, Memorial Chapel and Memorial Arch
- Visit One Liberty Observation Deck for a panoramic view by night
- Tour National Constitution Center
- Visit Hershey Story Museum
- Guided Tour of Gettysburg
- All Taxes and meal gratuities on Paid Meals
- On board Tour Leader
Sunday, August 4
Monday, August 5
Let’s enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then we’ll depart for the Birth Place of Thomas Edison. The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including examples of many of Edison’s early inventions, documents, and family mementos. After, we’ll continue our travels to our next en route hotel.
Tuesday, August 6
Start our morning with breakfast at the hotel before departing for our destination, Philadelphia. Upon arrival, we will have lunch and then have an Historic Guided Tour of Philadelphia. Tour includes: the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and Elfreth’s Alley (Elfreth’s Alley is an “exceptional example of early American structures built between 1720 and 1830”. Our nation’s oldest residential street. Nestled between Second Street and the Delaware River, thirty-two Federal and Georgian residences stand as reminders of the early days of Philadelphia.) After, we’ll check into our hotel for three-night stay and then enjoy a very special dinner. City Tavern, established in 1773 – most authentic 18th century dining experience.
Wednesday, August 7
Let’s start our day with breakfast at our hotel before enjoying a City Tour with our Guide. The tour includes the sites along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the Champs Elysees of Philadelphia) such as Logan Circle, the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art with its “Rocky” steps. Passing picturesque Boat House Row they will travel out into Fairmount Park to enjoy the splendors of the world’s largest landscaped city park. This will include a tour of one of the restored early-American houses tucked away in the park. These were once the summer homes of the city’s colonial elite. We will also drive through the center of the city to see the Comcast Center with its giant HD video screen in the lobby and City Hall with the giant statue of William Penn on top, watching over his City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Then tour the Museum of the American Revolution. The Museum of the American Revolution is a Philadelphia museum dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution. The museum was opened to the public on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of the first battle of the war, Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775. After, we’ll depart for Dinner, Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise. Dine on a very delicious 3-course buffet, dance with a live DJ and take in the amazing views aboard Spirit of Philadelphia. Enjoy spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline with landmarks including the Naval Shipyard, Ben Franklin Bridge, Battleship New Jersey, Olympia Warship, and more!
Thursday, August 8
Today, after a nice breakfast at our hotel, we will depart for Longwood Gardens. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania in the Brandywine Creek Valley. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States. Afternoon, we’ll Tour of Valley Forge, the site of the Continental Amy’s encampment during the winter of 1777-78. Sites include the farmhouse that Washington used as his headquarters’, soldiers’ huts, parade grounds, the Memorial Chapel and the Memorial Arch. After Dinner, we’ll visit One Liberty Observation Deck. Offering sweeping views of the region. Climb 57 stories up (via a state-of-the-art elevator experience) to the enclosed deck to get a top-down look at iconic sights like City Hall, the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the rest of Philadelphia. It’s Brotherly Love from above.
Friday, August 9
We will start the day with breakfast at our hotel, then visit the National Constitution Center. People of all ages can explore the history and relevance of the Constitution, celebrate their freedoms, and embrace their role in the story of “We the People.” See a multimedia theatrical performance, Admission to The Story of We the People, a dynamic, interactive exhibit, and to The Story of We the People, a dynamic, interactive exhibit. After, we’ll visit the Hershey Story Museum. At one of Hershey PA’s most inspiring attractions, the story of Milton S. Hershey and the town that bears his name is presented through informative museum exhibits and interactive experiences. For well over 100 years, the word “Hershey” has been synonymous with the Great American Chocolate Bar. In the afternoon, we will visit The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. The Gettysburg National Military Park encompasses nearly 6,000 acres with over 26 miles of roads connecting major battlefield landmarks including Cemetery Hill and the “High Water Mark”. There are over 1,300 monuments, markers and memorials, 400 cannons and numerous historic homes. Then we will have dinner en route to our Bedford, PA hotel.
Saturday, August 10
Sunday, August 11
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