Experience Longwood Gardens in its holiday finery. Begin your visit with a guided tour that highlights the Longwood Story. Following the tour, have an early dinner/late lunch in the Terra Cotta Room that is decorated for the holidays. Your meal is complimented by seasonal music in the background and a photo slideshow running of scenes from throughout the Gardens. Afterwards, wander among the blue and white twinkling lights, whirling fountains, thousands of seasonal plants, and a bounty of trees with icicles and fountain-inspired glass ornaments that fill the Conservatory. Outside, a magical world awaits. From the Italian Water Garden illuminated with a 20-foot tree form, to a maple tree with its roots aglow near the Meadow Boardwalk, to the colorful fountains of the Open Air Theatre, there is holiday magic everywhere!
Enjoy a day of discovering a city close to home - the great city of Baltimore. Start with a docent lead tour of the Walter's Art Gallery, followed by lunch at the bistro in Bolton Hill. The Bistro at Bolton Hill is on Baltimores 50 best restaurant list and should provide a delicious and education dining experience. After leaving the bistro, visit a local meat marker.
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!
Get in the holiday spirit with Handel's epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO. This year, Laurence Cummings conducts four gifted singers and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in this NSO tradition.
Arrive at Mount Vernon for a full day of exploration. Start your day with an orientation film, followed by a guided tour of the mansion. Following the mansion tour, have lunch in the food court before enjoying one of Mount Vernon’s speciality tours. Go behind the scenes to see the Mount Vernon locations that played a starring role in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." This popular tour combines Hollywood and history with stories about the filming and information on how the locations were used during George Washington's time. Included in this approximately hour-long tour is the Mansion's basement and cornerstone, the setting for a pivotal scene in the movie. Afterwards, enjoy time on your own to explore the grounds and other buildings. Depart for home at 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Course Fee: $250
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.
Material Fee: $99
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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