We will make our way to Philadelphia from New York. At Philadelphia, we will check out the One Liberty Observation Deck where we will enjoy fantastic views of the city. We will enjoy wonderful views of the city from 883 feet above street level. Among the places we will check out include the City Hall, Delaware River and Love Park among others. We will then check out one of two destinations (depending on your choice). We will check out the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center’s amazing ICE! Christmas on the Potomac Indoor Ice Festival. While there; will check out over two million beautifully hand-crafted ice sculptures that are kept chilly at 9 degrees. There are two-story ice slides to enjoy and we will have the opportunity to travel to the North Pole with the help of Santa’s sleigh. The second option will be a visit to the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor where we will enjoy a bit of shopping. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the National Christmas Tree in front of the White House south lawn. At this location every year, the president of the United States presides over the illumination of the tree and it marks the start of the month-long festivities that are known as the Pageant of Peace.
Hotel: Holiday Inn/ Red Roof Inn MD or equivalent
In the morning, we will visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception-which is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the US. It is also one of the ten largest churches in the world. While at the church, we will check out some of the chapels and oratories (the church comprises of over 70 chapels and oratories). We will check out the Holy Land-Franciscan Monastery which is home to a number of replicas of the iconic sites in the Holy Land. Next will be a visit to the Amish Farm in Lancaster, PA. The farm is over 300 years old and provides visitors with an educational experience of the way of life of the Amish people. The Amish people choose to live a simple way of life-they choose not to have modern amenities such as electricity, television and phones in their vicinities. After lunch, we will head to Hershey’s Chocolate World where we will learn the art of chocolate making in addition to tasting delicious treats. After our visit, we will make our way back to New York City.
Departure and Return Details
08:00 AM 75 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002 (Manhattan NYC) Chinatown
07:00 AM 133-30 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant)
08:15 AM 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (in front of Acme Market)
07:00 AM 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank) PICK UP ONLY drop off at China town
08:45 AM 253 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (In front of the Voi Salon & Spa) pick up only
The tour will return to various departure locations around 07:00 PM
Entrance fees to various attractions are not included