When: December 4 – 6
Length: 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:30 A.M., Hbg E 6:45 A.M., Hbg W 6:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: What better way to celebrate the holiday season than visiting the picture postcard town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Travel back in time, when life was simpler and the Christmas season centered around friends and family. We travel to Lenox, where we spend the next two nights in Stockbridge area. En route to Stockbridge we tour the fabulous Vanderbilt Mansion, decorated for the holiday season. Upon arrival in the Lenox area we enjoy an included holiday dinner before visiting a nearby Christmas light display that is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. (D)
Day 2: We begin our day with a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. You can browse through the galleries and experience the largest collection of original art by America’s most beloved illustrator. The remainder of the afternoon will be free to enjoy Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. This charming New England village is transformed for this one day to depict the 1956 Norman Rockwell painting Main Street at Christmas. Enjoy vintage autos, ice carvings, horse-drawn carriage rides, musical entertainment, town shops and restaurants. Our final stop of the day will be at the Hancock Shaker Village, where we visit the village and attend the service of Lessons and Carols, featuring singing of familiar carols and readings by noted Berkshire residents. Dinner is again included tonight. (B, D)
Day 3: We depart our New England village this morning and travel to Hyde Park, NY, and tour the home of former President Franklin Roosevelt. The mansion is specially decorated for the holidays and gives us a glimpse into how the First Family celebrated Christmas. We return home early evening with fond memories of our Berkshire holiday getaway. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 800
Caper Coupon: $8.00
Price includes: 2 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, admission to all included attractions and deluxe motorcoach transportation.