1st Day: Upon arrival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania we will check into our home for the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a show at the American Music Theatre. Playing at this time is The First Noel. The show is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season. It will warm your heart and touch your soul with world-class entertainment and sentimental tributes to the true meaning of Christmas.
2nd Day: This morning, we will meet a local guide for a two-hour tour of Amish country. Learn about the Amish culture as we journey through the countryside and understand their customs and traditions. You may see several one-room schoolhouses which are still being used today by Amish children. We may even be lucky enough to see Amish horse and buggies clip-clopping down the roads. This afternoon we will visit the Kitchen Kettle Village, with over thirty shops and restaurants jammed full of Lancaster’s simple pleasures. We’ll also go to a Farmer’s Market (if open). Tonight, an Amish Feast is included. After dinner, we head to Strasburg to the Sight & Sound Theatre. We’ll see “The Miracle of Christmas.” After decades of crushing Roman rule, the Hebrew people are losing hope. When will the promised Messiah come? Into the midst of this turmoil, young Mary is told she will bear God’s son. Angels in heaven proclaim his birth; humble shepherds and regal kings pay him homage. Clearly this is no ordinary child! But who is he - really? Is he the Messiah, our Savior? Who can even believe such a thing! Witness the story that is central to the season, brought to life with high drama, awe-inspiring special effects and live animals. Rejoice with your whole family as the true meaning of Christmas unfolds right before your eyes! (CB, D)
3rd Day: After your continental breakfast, we will board the coach for Hershey’s Chocolate World. Enjoy Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride. Follow the cocoa beans on a journey from the tropical rainforest to the SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH – Hershey, Pennsylvania! See, feel, hear, and smell the delicious transformation from bean to HERSHEY’S famous chocolate. Also, enjoy a FREE sample of a Hershey’s product at the end of the tour. Next, we depart for home, arriving back at approximately 8:30 PM. (CB)
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Deluxe motorcoach transportation; (2) nights lodging; (2) continental breakfasts; an Amish feast; 2-hour guided tour of Amish Country; 'The First Noel' at the American Music Theatre; 'Miracle of Christmas' at the Sight and Sound Theatre; Hershey’s Chocolate World; and baggage handling.