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Tuesday July 3, 2018

Washington DC Tour | 7:30AM - 10:30 PM

Join us for a bus trip to explore the nation’s Capital. The day will start with a guided tour at Arlington National Cemetery where you will be transported by trolley, allowing you to hop on and off to explore the Tombs of the Unknown, President John F. Kennedy’s grave, and more. Next, spend time exploring the famous National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute. We’ll conclude with a unique and relaxed tour of the major Washington DC. Lunch and dinner will be on your own.

Cost per attendee: $250

Activity level: Moderate

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 20 people; maximum - 53 people


Wednesday July 4, 2018

Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise | 5:45 PM - 10:30 PM

Dine, dance and take in the amazing 4th of July views of the Delaware River aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Enjoy views of the Philadelphia skyline with landmarks including the Naval Shipyard, Ben Franklin Bridge, Battleship New Jersey, and more. Transportation between the hotel and the dinner cruise ship is included.

Cost per attendee: $150

Activity level: Easy

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 40 people; maximum - 104 people


Sunday July 8, 2018

A New York City Experience | 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Join us on a guided daytrip to New York City to experience the beauty and splendor of the Big Apple! Upon our arrival by bus, we’ll begin with a visit to the deeply moving 9/11 Memorial and Museum. After a lunch in the area, we will head off see the Broadway show Come From Away. This Tony-award-winning musical tells the true story of kindness across borders during the unfolding terror of 9/11, and features the leadership of Beverley Bass, the first female captain of American Airlines. After this powerful show, we’ll conclude our time in the Big Apple with a unique “Sites and Bites Tour”: a guided walking tour of Midtown that includes plenty of local food to cover your dinner needs. Lunch will be on your own near the 9/11 Memorial.

Cost per attendee: $399 (Refund policy not applicable. This trip is nonrefundable.)

Activity level: Moderate

Attendance requirements: Maximum - 40 people

 

Enjoy the Many Options to See, Learn, Do...and FLY!

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Diggerland Construction Park | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore and interact with the only construction-themed adventure park in North America where families can drive, ride and operate ACTUAL machinery. Transportation between the hotel and the Park is included. Meals are not included. Food is available at the park.

Cost per attendee: $65

Activity level: Moderate

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 10 people; maximum - 14 people

 

Thursday July 5, 2018

Patriotic Philadelphia Walking Tour | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join this guided walking tour of Philadelphia where you will visit the Independence National Historical Park area and explore over 20 historical buildings and places where the events of the American Revolution transpired. Upon completion of the walking tour, enjoy a guided tour through the National Constitution Center, a wonderful museum in Independence Mall. This is a must-see for history buffs. Transportation to and from the National Constitution Center is provided. This tour does not include meals.

Cost per attendee: $75

Activity level: Moderate

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 14 people; maximum - 28 people

 

Philadelphia International Airport Tour | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us on a behind the scenes tour of Philadelphia International Airport. Highlights will be a trip to Philadelphia Approach Control and tower, a tour of the American Airlines Maintenance Facility (including sitting in the pilots’ seats of an American Airlines jet), and a visit to the American Airlines ramp tower where you can observe all the moving parts of the American Airlines ramp facilities. Transportation to and from the airport is included. This tour does not include meals.

Cost per attendee: $40

Activity level: Difficult

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 10 people; maximum - 14 people

 

Hudson River Tour | Wednesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM & Thursday July 5, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fly up the Hudson River under New York’s Class B airspace. This is a unique opportunity to see New York City from the air. The Hudson River corridor gives pilots an exclusive perspective of such iconic landmarks as the Empire State Building; the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; and the Statue of Liberty. The tour has regulatory requirements, including the completion of a New York Special Flight Rules Area seminar. This required seminar will take place at the hotel on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. We will depart for the ILG and PNE airports via volunteer ride-shares at approximately 8:00 AM Thursday morning. This tour does not include meals. All registrants for this trip must have their own aircraft or have already coordinated with another registrant who has an airplane with a seat available for you. This trip is weather dependent and dependent on airspace being available.

Cost per attendee: FREE

Activity level: Easy

Attendance requirements: No minimum or maximum requirements

 

Van Sant Airport | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Soar over bucolic Bucks County farmland and the Delaware River in an open cockpit bi-plane or glider at historic Van Sant Airport. Various options are available once we arrive including a 12-minute bi-plane ride in an N3N for $100 per attendee, a 20-minute glider ride for $110 per attendee and a 12-minute Cub ride for $40 per attendee. Please bring your own lunch. There are no options to purchase lunch during this trip. The price of this tour covers transportation to and from the Van Sant Airport only. Rides will be purchased separately upon arrival.

Cost per attendee: $70

Activity level: Easy

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 12 people; maximum - 14 people

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art | 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us on a one-hour highlight tour of the Museum. After this tour, you will have time to explore on your own using recommendations gained during the tour. Transportation to and from the Museum is included. Meals are on your own.

Cost per attendee: $75

Activity level: Easy

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 14 people; maximum - 28 people

 

Friday July 6, 2018

Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Museum & Wyeth Museum | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Explore and learn about the history of Longwood Gardens on this guided tour. Designed to tell the story of how one man's vision turned Longwood into the world's premier horticultural display garden, this guided tour includes the horticultural highlights of the season. Finish the afternoon touring the Brandywine and Wyeth Museums with galleries dedicated to the work of N.C. Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, as well as the Heritage Collection, which presents a cross section of American art in the Brandywine Valley. Bring $25 for lunch at the Longwood Gardens Café.

Cost per attendee: $160

Activity level: Moderate

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 20 people; maximum - 28 people

 

Eagles Mere Air Museum | 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fly your own aircraft or ride along over hill and dale to Eagles Mere Air Museum in beautiful Sullivan County, PA. Once you arrive, you will see approximately 30 beautiful vintage aircraft in a world class museum in addition to a large, fabulous collection of vintage cars. Be sure to bring your camera as every hangar has a tribute to early female aviators. This is a privately-owned airport and collection. A required seminar will be given at 7:00 AM prior to departing for ILG and PNE airports via volunteer ride-shares. Lunch, a beverage and a donation to the museum are included. All registrants for this trip must have their own aircraft or have already coordinated with another registrant who has an airplane with a seat available for you. This trip is weather dependent.

Cost per attendee: $25

Activity level: Easy

Attendance requirements: Minimum - none; maximum - 40 people

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Philadelphia International Airport Tour | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us on a behind the scenes tour of Philadelphia International Airport. Highlights will be a trip to Philadelphia Approach Control and tower, a tour of the American Airlines Maintenance Facility (including sitting in the pilots’ seats of an American Airlines jet), and a visit to the American Airlines ramp tower where you can observe all the moving parts of the American Airlines ramp facilities. Transportation to and from the airport is included. This tour does not include meals.

Cost per attendee: $40

Activity level: Difficult

Attendance requirements: Minimum - 10 people; maximum - 14 people

 

Celebrating the 4th of July Week in Philadelphia

Where better to spend Fourth of July than the Birthplace of America? Philadelphia is a popular attraction for Independence Day, and there will be various additional free or low-cost activities throughout the city. For more information about “Welcome America” and these events, visit https://welcomeamerica.com/.

 

Tour Cancellation Policy: Tours, other than the New York City Experience, may be cancelled with a full refund up to April 3, 2018. Tours cancelled between April 4 - May 3, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after May 3, 2018 are nonrefundable. Regardless of the date of cancelation, all tour cancellations are charged a $25.00 fee for administrative processing. The New York City Experience is nonrefundable.