This Trip Includes
Hotel accommodations, including porterage (where available)
Breakfast (B) daily; 4 lunches (L); 3 dinners (D); 1 Drury Dinner (DD)
SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation roundtrip from Brainerd with pickups in St. Cloud & Maple Grove. Contact us for other departure points.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip
- Castle Nöel
- Hershey’s Chocolate World
- Sight and Sound Theater production of David
- Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
- Amish Chalk Talk
- Amish Style Family Dinner
- Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
- Koziar’s Christmas Village
- Longwood Gardens
- Kitchen Kettle Village
- Home for the Holidays at the American Music Theater
Breakfast (B) | Lunch (L) | Dinner (D) | Drury Dinners (DD)
BRAINERD – ALSIP
Depart Brainerd with pickups enroute and travel to Alsip, Illinois for our overnight.
ALSIP – YOUNGSTOWN
Travel through Indiana into Ohio. Our Christmas fun begins at Castle Nöel. Overnight in Youngstown. (B)
YOUNGSTOWN – LANCASTER
Trek over the Appalachian Mountains to Hershey’s Chocolate World for a sweet treat! We then travel to Lancaster for our four night stay. (B L D)
Enjoy the Sight & Sound Theater production of David this morning. Later we visit a Pretzel Bakery and enjoy an Amish Chalk Talk—a storytelling to preserve the old ways! Finish up the day with a delicious Amish Family Style Dinner! (B D)
This morning we visit Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum with the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the world! We then tour the Lancaster area with our private guide before a leisurely walk through Koziar’s Christmas Village this evening! Enjoy a hot chocolate and stroll through the most spectacular Christmas display in all of Pennsylvania! (B L)
Our day begins at Longwood Gardens to see their lovely Poinsettia display! Then it’s on to Kitchen Kettle Village for lunch and a shot at making their famous Whoopie Pies! Finish off our time in Lancaster with the Home for the Holidays show. Hear your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs to prepare you for Christmas! (B L D)
LANCASTER – DAYTON
Travel through the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Ohio as we travel to Dayton. (B DD)
DAYTON – LAKE DELTON
We make our way across Indiana & Illinois to the Wisconsin Dells area at Lake Delton. (B)
LAKE DELTON – BRAINERD
Journey home to Brainerd today, reminiscing about the fun times and Christmas cheer we had in Pennsylvania! (B L)
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