Your visit begins with a visit to the 9/11 Tribute Center. You will visit the Firefighter Memorial Wall, explore the galleries of the Tribute Center, and have a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial. All guides have been directly affected by the events of 9/11 and will tell their personal stories. Afterwards, you will have access to the 9/11 Museum to explore on your own. Bus leaves New York at 5:00 p.m. for the return trip. Proper ID is required to enter the 9/11 Memorial.
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Barnes's legendary collection of post-impressionist and early modern art at it's new location in Philadelphia. Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of Impressionism, post-Impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. Lunch is available, on your own, in The Garden Restaurant or the Coffee Bar. Reservations are not accepted at either location.
More than 20 bed and breakfast inns, guesthouses, hotels, and churches open their doors and share their charm, holiday cheer, and Victorian interiors during the annual Candlelight House Tour. Free shuttle served on heated trolleys and two refreshment stations with fresh-baked cookies, wassail, tea and coffee await you as you embark on the self-guided tour of Cape May's finest. Leave HCC at 10 a.m. and arrive in Cape May around 12:30 p.m. You will have plenty of time to have lunch and see the town before the candlelight tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves Cape May at 9 p.m. for the return trip to HCC. Course fee includes travel by motorcoach and admission to house tour. Dress for the weather!
Enjoy a day in historic Annapolis with a house and garden tour at the William Paca House, followed by lunch at Carrol's Creek, one of Annapolis' top restaurants overlooking the boat-filled Annapolis harbor. Lunch begins with a house salad of baby greens topped with chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, and Stilton, all bathed in a tarragon raspberry vinaigrette. For your entree, choose between 1) a Maryland jumbo lump crab cake served with garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a mustard vinaigrette; 2) grilled Atlantic salmon fillet served over mashed cauliflower and sauteed baby bok choy and a saffron cream sauce; 3)sauteed chicken breast with champagne wild mushroom cream, truffle mashed potatoes and French green beans. Dessert is the chef's choice for the day. Following lunch, the chef will perform a knife skills demonstration that may include showing how to make a rose from a strawberry. Finish the day with a short walking tour that includes a few of Annapolis' many highlights PLUS time for shopping. Write in your entree selection on the liability form when you register.
Relax before the hectic holidays on this delightful tour taking you to beautiful places, examining Christmas traditions and leaving you with fond memories. The highlight of the adventure is Christmas at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, where “The Driveway is Measured in Miles and The Floor Plan is Measured in Acres.” Add this to a drive on Blue Ridge Parkway, free time at Harrah’s Casino and a winery, and you will return with sugar plums dancing in your heads.
Spend the day in St. Michaels and find your Christmas spirit! Tour 5-8 homes in their holiday finerary, watch the parade, shop, listen to the music, or visit a ginergerbread house display. There is so much to do you won't want to miss it. Lunch is own your own in town. Reservations recommended.
This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master, Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings A Christmas Carol to life. He leaps, he sobs, he laughs as he entertains, depicting 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. Mr. Dickens will be available after the performance to sign a special selection of books and gifts.
Afternoon tea will be served prior to the performance. Don't miss it!
Course Fee: $25
Material Fee: $74
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Details are not confirmed for this event. 55+ Club membersuse course 45750.
Travel to New York City with HCC. Leave the College at 7 a.m. and spend the day at your leisure. See a show, visit a museum, or take a tour of the city. Bus leaves New York at 7 p.m. for the return trip. Food and drinks permitted on the bus.
Spend the day in Philadelphia. We’ve arranged a guided walking tour, a visit the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Have lunch on your own at the Bourse Food Court, the original site of the first commodities exchange. After lunch, climb aboard the bus for guided tour of additional city landmarks.
Join us for a fun-filled day in New York City’s Rockefeller Center! The day includes a guided tour by an expert historian who will explain the fascinating history behind the legacy of Rockefeller Center. You will also have a chance to marvel at the exquisite art and architecture before witnessing Manhattan’s most breathtaking views from 70 stories up from the Top of the Rock. There will be limited time to shop and grab a bite to eat before our 2:00 p.m. performance of the legendary Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Bring your walking shoes because you have a lot to see and do! Course fee includes transportation by motorcoach, the Rockefeller Center Tour, entrance to Top of the Rock, 2:00 p.m. performance of the Rockettes, bus driver gratuity, and academic escort. The bus will make a fast-food stop on the way home.
The perfect way to begin the holiday season! Enjoy an early dinner (4:30 p.m.) before settling in for the live performance of The Miracle of Christmas. Interact with the animals and characters from the Nativity Story, stroll through the beautifully decorated theater, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Tickets are for the 6:30 p.m. performance.