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Lyrics, Lakes and Grapes
(The Finger Lakes)
June 18-21, 2014
4 days/3 nights
$927Grapes - fine wine tasting

Explore the scenic Finger Lake area including a visit to the wonders of the Corning Glass Museum, a boat cruise on Lake Skaneateles, the remarkable Mackenzie Childs Emporium, a Broadway style musical, a top-notch winery and more, along with memorable dining. 

   
Itinerary

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/CORNING, NY
Corning Museum Glass Blowing DemonstrationMorning departure takes us north to Corning, NY, stopping en route for lunch.  Spend the afternoon at the Corning Glass Museum, where we have ample time to tour exhibits, watch skilled artisans during a glass-blowing demonstration, and visit the gift shop to browse many beautiful one-of-a-kind objects.  Check in at our hotel.  Meals L
RADISSON HOTEL

Day 2 - CORNING/AUBURN, NY
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before visiting the nearby Rockwell Museum of Western Art, offering an unexpected immersion into the American West experience.  Lunch at the Ginny Lee Cafe on Lake Cayuga.  Next, tour Willard Chapel, the only Tiffany Chapel known to exist, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Highlights include 14 opalescent windows, the stained glass memorial window "Christ Sustaining Peter on the Water," several magnificent glass chandeliers and a mosaic floor.  Return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner. 
Meals BLD
HILTON GARDEN INN

Day 3 - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING/LAKE CRUISING
After breakfast we are off to Mackenzie-Childs.  View a video of the production studio where handmade, hand-decorated majolica pottery, tile, furniture and home furnishings are crafted by talented artisans.  Included is a visit to the Farmhouse,Judge Ben Wiles Cruise decorated in the whimsical style of Mackenzie-Childs.  We visit the Aurora Inn for lunch, with time to examine its unique mural depicting the history of the village and to enjoy lake vistas.  Then, on to the picturesque village of Skaneateles, where we have time to browse the shops, sit beside the lade, or scope out the bakery for a treat to be savored later.  Then, board the Judge Ben Wiles for a cruise on Skaneateles Lake.  Hear commentary on the history of the lake while viewing the beautiful homes of the rich (and sometimes famous) people of the area.  This is a wonderful chance to relax and refresh.  Time at our hotel after the cruise to freshen up before dining amid the beautiful surroundings of the Springside Inn with gracious service and a charming location on Qwasco Lake.  Cap off the day with a Broadway-style musical at the nearby Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, the largest professional summer theater outside of New York City. 
Meals BLD
HILTON GARDEN INN

Seward HomesteadDay 4 - SEWARD HOMESTEAD/THIRSTY OWL WINERY/HOME
Enjoy breakfast before our visit to the Seward Mansion.  William Seward was Secretary of State under President Lincoln, and is perhaps best known for his instrumental role in the Alaska Purchase - known then as Seward's Folly and now the proud State of Alaska.  This unique mansion is completely furnished with the possessions of the Seward family.  From the Seward Homestead our journey takes us through Montezuma, a National Wildlife Refuge along the Western shores of Cayuga Lake.  We soon arrive at the Thirsty Owl Vineyard, an award winning vineyard with something for everyone - especially those fond of owls.  Lunch at the Taughannock Farm Inn, founded in 1873.  Our gracious hostess will regale us with history of the Inn and the surrounding countryside.  After lunch, a stop at the State Park for an unforgettable view across the gorge of the beautiful Taughannock Falls - the tallest in the Northeast.  Depart for home after our visit, arriving in the early evening. 
Meals BL

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence (near ), Newark and Wilmington  *  Hotel accommodations for 3 nights based on double occupancy  *  Admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse  *  Meals include 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners  *  Taxes and gratuities for hotel, included meals, and local guide  *  Luggage handling  *  Services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours and Travel.

Not included:
Motorcoach driver gratuity.

  Conditions:
* Reservation deposit $100 per person is due with each reservation.
* Balance due by April 1, 2014.
* Cancellations:  Deposit is refundable until April 1, 2014.  After this date, no refunds.
* Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended.  Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours. 

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  Hotels/Great Locations

Night 1
Radisson Hotel
Corning, NY

Nights 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn
Auburn, NY

     

Mostly Maine
August 11-16, 2014
6 days/5 nights
$1467

Maine

Cool summer breezes, sightseeing and good dining are all part of this summer vacation!  A cruise for lovers of lighthouses, music for lovers of music, art for everyone who knows the name Wyeth, a nostalgic trolley ride for fun, and leisure time to relax and enjoy marvelous Camden, Maine.
 

   
Itinerary

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON
Morning departure for Lowell with lunch enroute at the Chowder Pot III, a delightful restaurant we have recently discovered.  Continue to Lowell, MA for overnight.  Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.  Meals LD
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Kennebunk trolleyDay 2 - LOWELL/PORTLAND, ME
Continue to Kennebunk, Maine for a trolley tour of this coastal town.  Trolley tours were an early tradition in the Kennebunks, beginning in 1900.  Lunch at the Kennebunk Inn, another favorite.  After lunch, travel a bit further up the coast to Portland and board our boat for a narrated Lighthouse Lovers Cruise through the busy harbor and innermost islands, home to lobster boats, seals and sea birds.  Lighthouses include Portland Head Light, built in 1791.  Overnight in Portland.  Dinner at DiMillo's on the Water, a Portland favorite.  This stationary boat called "The New York," was once a car ferry between New Castle, DE and Penns Grove, NJ. 
Meals BLD
WESTIN PORTLAND HARBORVIEW HOTELMusical Wonder House

Day 3 - PORTLAND/ROCKPORT, ME
Our drive this morning takes us to Wiscasset, Maine, touted to be the prettiest village in the state.  Tour the Musical Wonder House, a showplace for restored musical boxes from around the world, player grand pianos and organs, clocks, steins and much more.  This unique museum is a town landmark.  Lunch at the nearby Taste of Maine Restaurant before continuing to Rockport, Maine for two nights. 
Meals BL
HILTON GARDEN INN, ROCKPORT

Wyeth CenterDay 4 - FARNSWORTH MUSEUM/AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
A short drive takes us to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center which houses American art with emphasis on state ties:  Winslow Homer, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Martin, Louise Nevelson and of course, Andrew, James and N.C. Wyeth!  We will give you ample time to view the collection and leisure time in Camden for an independent lunch and browsing in lovely shops. 
Meals BD
HILTON GARDEN INN, ROCKPORT

Day 5 - ROCKPORT/WORCESTER, MA
Drive south to York Harbor area with a stop for an independent lunch before our visit to the Tower Hill Botanical GardensTower Botanical Gardens in Boylston, MA, which are lovely and one of the 5 best public gardens in the Berkshires.  Continue south to Worcester, MA for overnight. 
Meals BD
HILTON GARDEN INN, WORCESTER

Day 6 - WORCESTER/HOME
Departure this morning for home, stopping in Sturbridge Village for a farewell lunch in the Garden View Room.  Arrival in Wilmington, Newark and Independence in the early evening. 
Meals BL

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence (near ), Newark and Wilmington  *  Hotel accommodations for 5 nights based on double occupancy  *  Admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary  *  Meals include breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 4 dinners  *  Narrated Lighthouse Lovers Cruise and guided tour of the Musical Wonder Museum  *  Gratuities for hotels, included meals, and guides  *  Luggage handling at hotels  *  Services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours and Travel.

Not included:
Motorcoach driver gratuity; phone calls; faxes.

  Conditions:
* Reservation deposit $100 per person is due with each reservation.
* Balance due by June 1, 2014.
* Cancellations:  After final payment date, June 1, 2014, no refunds.
* Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended.  Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours. 

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  Hotels/Great Locations

Night 1
Courtyard by Marriott
Lowell, MA

Night 2
Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
Portland, ME

Nights 3 and 4
Hilton Garden Inn
Rockport, ME

Night 5
Hilton Garden Inn
Worcester, MA

     

Mackinac Island Festival
Featuring THE GRAND HOTEL, FRANKENMUTH
AND DEARBORN, MICHIGAN
September 14-21, 2014
8 days/7 nights
$1841

Lilac Festival

Join this colorful motorcoach tour into the great state of Michigan.  Two nights on beautiful MACKINAC ISLAND AT THE DELUXE GRAND HOTEL, where you will step back into an era before automobiles; where travel is by horse and carriage.  Travel to the Bavarian-style town of Frankenmuth to sample the charm of this enchanting town with its gingerbread, castle-like Bavarian architecture.  In Dearborn an entire day is devoted to exploring the Henry Ford Museum Village AND Ford Factory Tour.  We have included many meals and lots of fun.  Be sure to join this adventure! 
 

   
Itinerary

Day 1 - NEWARK SENIOR CENTER/OHIO
Morning departures take us along the Pennsylvania Turnpike into Western Pennsylvania for lunch before continuing to Cleveland, Ohio for overnight. 
Meals LD
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

Frankenmuth, MIDay 2 - OHIO/FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN
We travel to the picturesque Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, Michigan this morning, an enchanting town with a rich Bavarian influence and gingerbread-style architecture.  Enjoy a guided tour of the town and leisure time to explore the town's many European-influenced shops and bakeries.  Visit Bonner's Christmas Wonderland, the world's largest Christmas store.  Tonight dinner at the delightful Zehnder's Restaurant. 
Meals B
SPRING HILL SUITES HOTEL

Day 3 - FRANKENMUTH/MACKINAC ISLAND
Following breakfast, continue north to Mackinac City for a short ferry ride crossing to historic Mackinac Island.  A unique island barely two by three miles, it lies in the Straits of Mackinac, and most of it is almost as unspoiled as it was when the European settlers arrived.  The cannon still booms daily at Fort Mackinac overlooking the harbor.  No automobiles are allowed on this island of just over 500 permanent residents, only horses and carriages.  Two nights at the world-famous Grand Hotel. 
Meals BD
GRAND HOTEL

Grand HotelDay 4 - MACKINAC ISLAND
This morning board a large horse-drawn carriage and tour a variety of local historical sites.  Remainder of day at leisure to shop, stroll the hotel gardens and enjoy afternoon tea.  The local architecture and shops are fascinating.  Another delicious dinner at our hotel with music as you dine.  Meals BD
GRAND HOTEL

Day 5 - MACKINAC ISLAND/DEARBORN
Enjoy another mouth-watering breakfast before we board the ferry for a short crossing to St. Ignace where we board our motorcoach for spectacular scenery as we cross the Upper Peninsula Bridge, which spans for over five miles.  Arrive in Dearborn, your home for two nights at our deluxe hotel. 
Meals B
DEARBORN INN

Henry Ford MuseumDay 6 - HENRY FORD MUSEUM, GREENFIELD VILLAGE/FORD FACTORY
A day devoted to exploring the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.  This uniquely American museum's story highlights the growth of American and is told with trains, planes and motorcars, furnishings, jewelry, clockwork, silver and pewter; with a tavern, a gristmill, the DT and M Roundhouse, a one-room school house all in historic districts that show the unique growth of our country.  This is one of the most interesting and fascinating museums in America.  The Village is a step back into time with historic homes and famous workshops including those from The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Robert Frost.  Return to our hotel in the late afternoon.  Or put yourself in the sheer manufacturing might of the Ford technology of tomorrow - today!  Tonight enjoy dinner at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, followed by a private tour of this magnificent English Manor House. 
Meals BD
DEARBORN INN

Day 7 - DEARBORN/PITTSBURGH
Depart Frankenmuth this morning for Pittsburgh.  Continue to downtown Pittsburgh for overnight. 
Meals BL
OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL

Day 8 - PITTSBURGH/HOME
Enjoy a guided tour of this Renaissance City where three rivers meet before departing for Newark stopping enroute for an independent lunch.  Arrival in Newark in the late afternoon. 
Meals B

Departs from:
Independence, Newark and Wilmington

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence,Wilmington and Newark Senior Center  *  Hotel accommodations for 7 nights based on double occupancy  *  Admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary, including a special guided tour of Mackinac Island  *  Meals include 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners  *  Guided tour of Pittsburgh  *  Taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals, and guides  *  Luggage handling  *  Services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours and Travel.

Not included:
Motorcoach driver gratuity; phone calls; faxes.

  Conditions:
* Reservation deposit $100 per person is due with each reservation.
* Balance due by July 10, 2014.
* Cancellations:  After final payment date, July 10, 2014, no refunds.
* Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended.  Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours. 

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  Hotels/Great Locations

Night 1
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cleveland, OH

Night 2
Spring Hill Suites Hotel
Frankenmuth, MI

Nights 3 and 4
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island

Nights 5 and 6
Dearborn Inn
Dearboarn, MI

Night 7
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA

Laurel Highlands, Western PA
Featuring Homes Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Fri.,sepf. 19 MMMHNHWMON f / (L)
Following departure, tour will drive northwest to Jennerstown, PA for lunch at Green Gables Restaurant
followed by an afternoon matinee performance of Driving Miss Daisy, at the Mountain Playhouse, which
should be delightful. Afterwards, check into our full-service hotel.

Sat., sept. 20  FALLINGwATER/AREA SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet before our guide joins us and we travel a short way to Fallingwater.
In 1935 department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a
Summer home for him and his family to have an escape beside a picturesque waterfall along Bear Run.
The house was completed in 1937. ln 1963 Edgar Kaufmann,jr. entrusted it to the Western PA Conser-
vancy. He wanted visitors to have the full experience that Wright Created.

For this reason you don’t View Fallingwater by looking through roped off areas but instead step into each space ofthe house just as a guest of the Kaufmann family might have.

This creates a very unique experience for you, the visitor.
Depart for the luxurious Nemaeolin Woodland Resort for lunch and a guided tour of the Hardy Family Art
Collection found throughout the resort. Complete the afternoon with a Wine Tasting at Christian Klay
Winery. Return to our hotel for a Colonial themed dinner and entertainment.

LIGONIER RAMADA HOTEL

Sun. Sept 21  DUNCAN HOUSE/FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL (B & L)
Our guide will join us again today to See the nearby Usonian Duncan House, moved from IL
in 2004 to its present lovely location. Usonian is a term usually referring to a group of' about
sixty middle-income family bornes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright beginning in 1936. The
“Usonian Homes" were typically small single-story dwellings without a garage. A strong

visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces is an important concept of all Usoniian

homes Lunch after our tour at the Treetops Restaurant at Polymath Park. Return to

Wilmington after lunch with a stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial, a serene memorial.

Arrive Wilmington in the early evening.

 

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip transportation from UD Lifelong Learning Wilmington * accommo-
dations for two nights at the Ligonier Ramada Hotel based on double occupancy * admission to all sight-
seeing as per itinerary including a theatre performance, guided tours of the area and Frank Lloyd Wright
homes * meals include 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and l dinner * luggage handling * services of a Tour
Director from 4 Seasons Tours *

 

  Conditions:
* A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due August 3, 2014.
* Balance due by July 10, 2014.
* Cancellations:  After f'mal payment date, August 3, 2014, there are no refunds.
* Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended.  Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours. 
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New Orleans
And The Deep South

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK /WILMINGTON (L & D) Following departures tour will drive south to Lexington, VA with lunch enroute. At Lexington we will have a look at the beautiful Natural Bridge before checking into our hotel. HAMPTON INN

Day 2 - LEXINGTON/CHATTANOOGA, TN (B & DINNER CRUISE) Leaving Lexington we make our way to colorful Chattanooga to check into our hotel followed by a delightful dinner cruise on the Tennessee River. Our hotel is a restored train depot and features a Model Railroad Museum, shops and restaurants. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO HOTEL

Day 3 - CHATTANOOGA (B, L & D) A full day of sightseeing begins with a guided tour of the city before we board the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway to the Lookout Mountain Station, the highest overlook on the mountain. Views of the mountains and valleys can be enjoyed on the way. Our motorcoach will meet us for a short drive to Ruby Falls. The 145-foot waterfall is located in a huge cave with paved, level walkways and formations that include stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapes and flowstone. Lunch is included (outside the cave). Your afternoon is at leisure and you can enjoy the Model Railroad Museum, shops including an ice cream shop at our hotel followed by dinner this evening at the Station House Restaurant, a local favorite. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO HOTEL

Day 4 - CHATTANOOGA/BIRMINGHAM/HATTIESBURG (B & D) We depart Chattanooga this morning to visit the excellent Birmingham Museum of Art, with collections featuring paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts which you can enjoy on your own or join our docent lead tour of one of the best collections of Wedgwood in the U.S. Lunch independently at their café before we continue to the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dinner this evening at Chesterfield’s Grill. HILTON GARDEN INN

Day 5 - HATTIESBURG/ OAK ALLEY PLANTATION/NEW ORLEANS (B, L & D) Arrive beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, not far from New Orleans, and as we approach the plantation enjoy the quarter-mile canopy of giant oak trees that greet you. A Cajun buffet lunch awaits you followed by a guided tour of this grand antebellum home. Time to stroll the grounds and browse their lovely gift shop before we continue to our New Orleans hotel for check-in, your home for three nights. Your hotel is in the French Quarter of the city. ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

Day 6 - NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING (B) Sightseeing begins at the National WWII Museum, which tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won and what it means today. The campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavillion, the Soloman Victory Theater, the Stage Door Canteen, the Boeing Center, and the American Sector Restaurant and Soda Shop, where you can have an independent lunch. After lunch a great local guide will join us for a motorcoach tour of New Orleans including tasting delicious beignets, square French-style doughnuts lavishly covered with powdered sugar! Return to our hotel. ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

Day 7 - NEW ORLEANS (B & Dinner Cruise) A day on your own to explore the city, shop, enjoy colorful Jackson Square, Bourbon Street or join us this morning for an exciting and colorful look at how the floats for Mardi Gras are made, decorated and assembled. Rest of your day free until our delightful paddlewheel dinner cruise and jazz on the Mississippi River. ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

Day 8 - NEW ORLEANS/BELLINGRATH GARDENS/MOBILE, AL (B) We depart New Orleans this morning for the state of Alabama to visit the magnificent Bellingrath Gardens. Mr. Bellingrath once said “The Gardens are like a beautiful woman with a different gown for each week of the year”. October flowers in bloom include salvia, coleus, copper plants, hibiscus and early garden-style chrysanthemums. Tour the gardens, the Bellingrath Mansion and enjoy a cruise on the Fowl River. Overnight in Mobile. MOBILE MARRIOTT HOTEL

Day 9 - MOBILE/MONTGOMERY, AL (B & L) Mobile is a charming southern city and a local guide will join us for a tour of their famous historic area, a visit to the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum with its extensive collection of elaborate gowns, trains, crowns and scepters of carnival royalty dating from 1921. A stop at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with fine stained glass windows and gold lace. Lunch at a local restaurant before we depart for Montgomery for overnight. HAMPTON INN AND SUITES

Day 10 - MONTGOMERY/ATLANTA, GA (B & L) Arrive Atlanta in time for lunch at Mary Mac’s Restaurant. No visit to Atlanta is complete without visiting the home of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind. A change of pace at the World of Coca Cola in its new home. A theater presentation is a rollicking animated short that transports you to a land inside a coke machine, and you’ll have a look at the bottling process, a stroll down Memory Lane to see Coca Cola TV commercials from years ago, and much more. Should be a fun afternoon! Overnight in Atlanta. DOUBLETREE SUITES

Day 11 - ATLANTA/GREENSBORO, NC (B & D) Sleep in a bit today before we depart for Greensboro, NC with dinner at our hotel this evening. DOUBLETREE GREENSBORO

Day 12 - GREENSBORO/HOME (B & L) Drive north to Richmond, VA for lunch before we continue to Wilmington, Newark Senior Center and Independence, arriving in the early evening.

 

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip transportation from Independence (nr. ), Newark Senior Center and Wilmington to New Orleans
* accommodations for 11 hotel nights based on double occupancy
* admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary
* meals include enhanced continental breakfast or full breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including two dinner cruises
* taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals, and local guides
* luggage handling
* services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours
* Tour is limited to 36 passengers. Your Tour Director is Bob Scannell

 

  Conditions:
* A deposit of $150 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due July 25, 2014.
* Cancellations:  Your deposit(s) are refundable until July 25, 2014. After final payment date there are no refunds. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE FROM 4 Seasons Tours and is highly recommended.
* Responsibility:  B & B Travel, Inc d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for suppliers providing transportation and all services provided in this tour. Neither 4 Seasons Tours and Travel nor Newark Senior Center is liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person.
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