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 the sites of Washington, DC from the Potomac. This unforgettable lunch cruise aboard the Odyssey includes a narration of the Washington monuments and affords a breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms. The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historical bridges spanning the Potomac, the Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. Course fee includes transportation, lunch, cruise, and academic escort.
The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point. Travel the historic fields of Gettysburg and witness history come alive. For those history buffs who want to know more about the American Civil War, look for the class listed under "History." The trip is facilitated and narrated by Nick Noppinger.
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all. Opening September 24, 2016, the museum is under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. Travel with HCC to the newest of the Smithsonian jewels.
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 5 p.m. for the return trip. Food and drinks permitted on the bus.
Celebrate 125 years of the New York Botanical Garden. This iconic living museum is a National Historic Landmark, with over 250 acres that support over one million living plants in extensive collections. Enjoy a guided walking tour that highlights the seansonal plants, a tram tour to experience even more of the garden, and time to explore on your own. Lunch (on your own) is available in the Garden.
It is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show featuring large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. Treat yourself to fabulous designs, live entertainment, gardening "how-to" workshops, and lectures by experts. This year's theme will honor our treasured national parks with acres of themed and floral displays, breathtaking imagery, and heart-pounding adventure experiences to expose the vast beauty of our national parks.
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sample Philadelphia's History, Food, and Other Attractions
Enjoy a day in Philadelphia with a sampling of its historic attractions and a taste of its food from the Revolutionary period. The day starts with a guided tour of Independence Hall and then moves on to the Liberty Bell where we will learn its story. Move on to City Tavern, site of George Washington's pre-Inaugural Ball and site of the first Fourth of July Celebration in 1777 (you may also have seen the restaurant's chef on public TV's Taste of History). There we will enjoy a three course lunch with a glass of wine. Choose either a tavern country salad with raspberry shrub vinaigrette or New England corn chowder for a first course. Main course options are a fillet of salmon with béarnaise or medallions of beef with Burgundy demi glace or escallops of veal; each will be accompanied by mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable. Dessert will be chef's selection. Our lunch will also include the history of the tavern and the a bit of Philadelphia history. After lunch enjoy a stroll through Reading Terminal Market, a food market that has existed since 1892 but with much earlier roots. Bus will have coolers for any of your purchases that need refrigeration. Please make lunch entrée choices on the liability form when registering.
The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Previous participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Visit the largest urban zoo in America and get up close to more than 600 species from around the globe. Meet exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and insects from across Asia, Africa, the Americas and more without ever leaving the Bronx. Admission includes the total experience including 4-d movie experience, penguin and sea lion feeding, the Bug Carousel, Zoo Shuttle, and Wild Asia Monorail.
Billboard Magazine and Pollstar ranked the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium These numbers are even more impressive when you consider they are the first major rock band to go straight to theaters and arenas, never playing a club, never having an opening act and never being an opening act. The band’s musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal. The band has released a series of rock operas: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve (the final installment of their Christmas trilogy), and their two-disc Night Castle.
HCC is waiting on the 2016-2017 tour dates to be announced. Email email@example.com to receive information as it becomes available. Date, location, and cost ARE NOT confirmed.
Celebrate the spirit of the season and travel to Colonial Williamsburg. Visit Shirley Plantation, Virginia’s first plantation, for a guided tour of the Great House with its original furnishings and highlighted by family Christmas stories dating back to the early 1800’s. Enjoy more than eight million lights at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens' signature hot chocolate. Learn about Colonial traditions and Christmas decorations during a guided walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Embark on a guided tour at Jamestown Settlement Festival Park that will compare and contrast English holiday customs of the 1600s with how the holiday season may have been observed and learn about the colonists’ first Christmas at Sea. Visit Berkeley Plantation, the site of America’s first Thanksgiving in 1619. Enjoy breathtaking views of the James River and tour the elegant 1726 mansion. Costumed guides will add a special touch with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries. Deposit of $250 per person is due at time of registration to reserve your space. Refunds available until October 20, 2016. No refunds available after 10/20/16 unless a substitute can be found. Travel Insurance is available at an additional cost, upon request.
Double Occupancy: $679 per person. Use course 45566 to register for double occupancy
Single Occupancy: $819 per person. Use course 45675 to register for single occupany.
Fri., Sat., Sun.
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington Winter Wonderland: Nemour, Hotel duPont, and Winterthur
Nemours Mansion and Gardens has completed a dazzling restoration by world-class architects, gardeners, engineers and craftsmen that has restored this premiere North American estate to its turn of the century magnificence. Be one of the first to visit Nemours decorated in holiday elegance. Stairs remain an essential part of this tour. Course fee includes travel by motorcoach, admission, guided tour, lunch, and academic escort.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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