Itinerary: (Subject to change due to local conditions, unforeseen events, or more interesting, as-yet unplanned awesome experiences that become available)
Bucks County Holiday Break
Aldie Mansion ~ Doylestown Shops ~ Stoogeum ~ Christmas Emporium
One Day Tour ~ Thursday, November 12, 2020
Let’s take a day off before all the holiday madness begins and head to Bucks County, PA for some fun! Here we’ll visit the gargoyles, intricate brickwork, antique tiles, and charming garden ornaments of Aldie Mansion, built during a time when craftsmanship was a pure art form. As William Mercer’s private residence, he himself sculpted many of the mansion’s architectural details that hosted guests such as Groucho Marx and the singing Von Trappe family. There will be time to browse the unique specialty shops in charming downtown Doylestown where we’ll also enjoy a scrumptious lunch on your own in your choice of one of their variety of restaurants. The silly side of our day will come out at Stoogeum, where various Three Stooges memorabilia will make us laugh with memories of their slapstick comedy. Then we will step back in time to Victorian London, walk cobblestone streets and peer through windows of shops and homes where every day is Christmas. Byers Choice Gift Emporium will let us travel to the North Pole, visit Santa’s workshop and see how this tradition is celebrated across the world. A short film in a Victorian theater will teach us about the company’s history then we will watch firsthand how the crafted Carolers come to life from the Observation Deck. There will also be time to check out the gift shop and stroll the formal gardens. On our way back to New Jersey, we’ll take a break from our drive for a quick exploration of the lesser traveled Frenchtown where you can grab a snack, visit one of the charming boutiques or just take a stroll. It will be a short drive home from here where you can relax and take in the memories of this fun day.
Departs from Frelinghuysen Middle School, 10 Jane Way, Morristown at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM.
Departs from The Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street, Chatham at 9:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:00 PM.
Cars may be parked at both locations at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $145.00 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the address below. A full refund will be granted if canceled prior to September 30, 2020. No refund will be granted on a cancellation that occurs after September 30, 2020.Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State, and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
Methods of Payment:
Pay by check: make payable to Group Tours & Travel, mail to 1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319, Paoli, PA 19301
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