Print Full Itinerary: Wednesday, May 26, Ridgewood & Bloomfield
Print Full Itinerary: Thursday, May 27, Morris, Chatham & South Plainfield
Itinerary: (Subject to change due to local conditions, unforeseen events, or more interesting, as-yet unplanned awesome experiences that become available)
Trolley Tour of Greenwood Cemetery
One Day Tour ~ Wednesday, May 26, 2021
and Thursday, May 27, 2021
Climb aboard a fascinating and memorable two-hour narrated trolley tour of Brooklyn’s 478-acre Greenwood Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark. It’s like a drive though a manicured landscaped park and museum as our guide provides us with fascinating stories of many of the cemetery’s most famous and not so famous permanent residents. On these rolling hills is a world-class collection of monuments and mausoleums that include Classical, Egyptian, Gothic, and Romanesque styles. See breathtaking views of Manhattan and stand where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn. Among those buried here are famous politicians, generals, artists, authors, mobsters, Currier & Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Horace Greeley, Samuel Morse, Duncan Phyfe and countless others. From here we drive to the nearby original Junior’s Restaurant on Flatbush Avenue where we are treated to an included lunch. This afternoon we take a drive through portions of Red Hook, Brooklyn with a stop at Valentino Park that provides panoramic vistas of the New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. We also visit the riverfront in Brooklyn known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and the newly expanded Brooklyn waterfront and Fulton Landing. Here there is time to stroll along this scenic and historic area and again take in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
Wednesday, May 26:
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM.
Departs from Brookdale Service Plaza South, Bloomfield at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM. Enter from the Garden State Parkway Southbound or from Overlook Terrace off of Broad Street in Bloomfield. Park to the left by the trees or on the right behind the Sunoco.
Cars may be parked at both locations at your own risk.
Thursday, May 27:
Departs from The Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, at 7:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:15 PM.
Departs from The Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street, Chatham, at 7:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM. Park behind the Methodist Church.
Departs South Plainfield High School, at the end of Lane Avenue, at 8:30 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Cars may be parked at all locations at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $170 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. 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. A full refund will be granted if cancelled on or before April 12, 2021. No refund will be granted on a cancellation after April 12, 2021.
Methods of Payment:
Pay by check: make payable to Group Tours & Travel, mail to 1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319, Paoli, PA 19301
Call 973-513-9001 to pay by credit card over the phone (Credit Card payments have a 4% surcharge)
Please contact us with any questions regarding your payment.