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2021 Tours

As business resumes post-pandemic, rules and regulations vary by destination and are frequently changing.  If time on your own is scheduled on a tour, we encourage you to verify hours and plan ahead with reservations, if required, with each establishment you plan to visit.

October

Haunted Happenings in New England
Massachusetts
October 8 (Fri) – 10 (Sun), 2021
3 Day Tour

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Day 1                  Friday

Depart Allentown, PA (Location TBD)

Depart Bethlehem, PA (L.V.I.P.)

Depart William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1

Lunch on own

Arrive Branford, CT

Narrated Cruise to the Thimble Islands

Guided tour of Sprague Mansion – Buffet Dinner Included

Arrive Billerica, MA

Check into hotel – Two (2) Nights

Hampton Inn

Day 2                    Saturday

Breakfast at hotel

Arrive Salem, MA to the site of “Haunted Happenings”

Salem Witch Museum

Guided walking orientation to Salem “the Witch City”

Live Performance of “Cry Innocent”

Lunch included in Salem

Free time to experience “Haunted Happenings” on your own

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

Day 3                    Sunday

Breakfast at hotel

Arrive Fall River, MA

Tour the Lizzie Borden House

Lunch on own in Newport, RI

Fast food dinner stop on own

Arrive William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1

Guided tour of Sprague Mansion

The home was originally built in 1790 and has remained in the family for four generations.  The Sprague Family produced two governors, who also became US Senators, and built a thriving commercial enterprise that included nine mills, and controlling interest in industries, railroads, and banks.  Sprague Mansion has been featured on “Ghost Hunters”, and this tour will include a description of paranormal activity reported in the home.

“Haunted Happenings”

Salem’s connection to Halloween begins with the tragic events that unfolded during the Salem Witch Trials. The 19 innocent victims who lost their lives in 1692 were not witches, they were only so accused due to Puritan beliefs of the time. The Salem Witch Trials were later revived with Arthur Miller’s 1953 work, The Crucible, and again in 1992 during the tercentenary of the events and the unveiling of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. By 1982, the City has planned the first Salem Haunted Happenings Festival during Halloween weekend. The festival was an effort to provide family-friendly events for guests who were interested in visiting the “Witch City.” Following the first festival’s success with about 50,000 guests in attendance, the annual event has continued to grow each season, drawing everyone from families, couples, history buffs, and Halloween enthusiasts from all over the world.

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum is a museum in Salem, MA about the Witch Trials of 1692. The museum is based on the actual documents of the trials.  A multi-sensory presentation including 13 life-sized stage settings that recreates the horrible and truthful events known as the Salem Witch Trials.

Live Performance of “Cry Innocent”

The audience is the jury at the trial of Bridget Bishop, accused of witchcraft.  Hear the testimony, ask the questions, and you decide the verdict – innocent or guilty?

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour

The engaging and often ghostly guides creatively convey Salem’s authentic haunted history.

Tour of the Lizzie Borden House

The Lizzie Borden House is the site of one of the most famous crimes in American history!  In 1892, a wealthy businessman and his wife were brutally murdered, and their youngest daughter Lizzie is accused. Did she do it? Hear the details that shocked the nation, tour the rooms where the evidence was found, and you decide if Lizzie is guilty.

Time Location
6:00am Allentown, PA (TBD)
6:20am LVIP Departure, Bethlehem, PA
6:40am William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1

Price per person:

Single
$821

Double
$679

Triple
$645

Quad
$629

Price subject to change.

Music & Rails
Elkins, WV
October 29 (Fri) – 31 (Sun), 2021
3 Day Tour

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Day 1                  Friday

Depart William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1

Depart Bethlehem, PA (L.V.I.P.)

Depart Allentown, PA (Location TBD)

Lunch on own

Arrive Elkins, WV

Check into hotel – Two (2) Nights

Holiday Inn Express

Dinner included at Graceland Inn & Conference Center

Day 2                    Saturday

Breakfast at hotel

Stirrup Gallery at the Halliehurst Mansion

New Tygart Flyer – lunch included

Time on own in Downtown Elkins

Dinner Show at Gandy Dancer Theater

Day 3                    Sunday

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Elkins for Stoystown, PA

Lunch on own

Flight 93 National Memorial

Depart Stoystown, PA

Fast food dinner stop on own

Arrive Allentown, PA

Stirrup Gallery at the Halliehurst Mansion

Originally established in 2013 as a home to the 10,000-plus North American treasures of The Darby
Collection, The Stirrup Gallery has continued to grow to include nine additional collections – the Lincoln
Collection, Howard-Sudbrink Collection, Eleanor Gay Collection, Foster Collection, Senator Davis
Collection, Swezy Collection, Gary North Collection, J. Richard & Dotty S. Kendig Collection and Reckling
Collection.  Where can you learn about the Roman Empire, marvel over a collection of brilliantly colored butterflies from Peru and get an up-close look at tools used by Native Americans? Open the glass doors to The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts where a world of days gone by awaits.

New Tygart Flyer

This wilderness excursion features mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, a high bridge and miles of
unspoiled mountain views. This vintage diesel-powered locomotive climbs along the cascading Shavers
Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls of Cheat, an 18′ high, 150′ wide waterfall located in one of the
most remote and pristine settings in the region. Enjoy the view relaxing aboard the comfortable
climate controlled passenger coaches.

Gandy Dancer Theater

Enjoy the fine musicianship and performance quality of this Branson-style variety show featuring
impersonations, good-time comedy interludes, and just pure fun for all ages! No matter how old you are,
the “Gandy Dancers” bring you out of your seat with their charming, high energy performances!

Flight 93 National Memorial

A common field one day. A field of honor forever. On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S.
came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the
ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. The Flight 93 National Memorial, administered
by the National Park Service, serves as a permanent memorial to the 40 heroes on United Flight 93 who
courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on the nation’s capital on September 11, 2001.

Time Location
6:10am William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1
6:30am LVIP Departure, Bethlehem, PA
6:50am Allentown, PA (TBD)

Price per person:

Single
$757

Double
$610

Triple
$565

Quad
$537

Price subject to change.

December

A Du Pont Christmas in Delaware
Wilmington, DE
December 12 (Sun) – 13 (Mon), 2021
2 Day Tour

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Day 1                  Sunday

Depart Bethlehem, PA (William Penn Park & Ride, Lot C-1)

Depart Bethlehem, PA (L.V.I.P)

Depart Allentown, PA (Location TBD)

Arrive Chadds Ford, PA

Brandywine River Museum of Art – self-guided tour on own

Arrive Wilmington, DE

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library – Yuletide Self-Guided Tour

Lunch on own at Winterthur

Check into hotel – One (1) Night
Hyatt Place Wilmington / Riverfront

Dinner included at Buckley’s Tavern

Day 2                    Monday.

Breakfast at hotel

Hagley Museum & Library – lunch included

Longwood Gardens – time on own

Dinner on own at Longwood Gardens before departure

Depart Kennett Square

Arrive in Allentown, PA

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Renowned for its holding of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the
work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection
is a cross section of American art, with special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine Valley.
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known
artists to the area. See Brandywine’s famous model trains running on a thousand feet of track through
a small village, a drive-in movie theater and even a carnival. View the thousands of handcrafted and
whimsical Critter ornaments decorating the towering trees in the Museum’s three story atrium and
available to purchase in the Museum Shop.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday
tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical
dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories. Celebrate every season in
Winterthur’s naturalistic garden, a masterpiece of color and design. Lyrical color combinations delight
visitors of all ages with a year-round succession of bloom. The garden is a result of the artistic vision of
its creator, and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, farmland, and waterways. Explore
the garden on foot, or on a narrated tram ride. Then, enjoy a self-guided tour into the premier
entertaining rooms enjoyed by Henry Francis du Pont’s friends in the 1930s and ’40s. Explore treasure
of Christmas past with sparkling holiday display depicting holiday traditions from the 1800s to the early
20th century.

Buckley’s Tavern

The house where Buckley’s Tavern stands today dates back to 1817 when it was originally built as a
private residence. At that time, there was a blacksmith shop where the parking lot is now located and
Kennett Pike was just a dirt road. Stagecoaches stopped where the bus stops now, and the front porch,
complete with rocking chairs, protected waiting passengers from inclement weather. Buckley’s was
also the site of a tollgate to collect fees from those traveling to and from Wilmington. In the 1930’s,
the house became a popular taproom and ice cream store. In 1951, it was taken over by Dennis
Buckley, who gave the tavern its current name. Dennis was a congenial character who, along with his
son Alyn, ran Buckley’s until 1970 when it was sold to its present owners.

Hagley Museum & Library

Take a journey through the historic DuPont Company black powder yards and the garden and grounds
of the first du Pont family home in America. This tour will show guests what makes Hagley unique—the
black powder yards, the historic machinery, and the original home of the du Pont family in
America. Then, visit the du Pont family home, the first office, and their first garden and learn about
how the family lived, worked, and played at Hagley. This year’s theme is “At Home for the Holidays: A
Celebration of Family.” In the du Pont family home, the focus will be entertaining in the 1920s and
1930s and what would be going on upstairs and downstairs as the family gathers for the holidays.

Longwood Gardens

From towering trees that touch the sky to acres of twinkling lights, A Longwood Christmas makes your
holiday oh so merry and bright. Thousands of poinsettias, magnificently decorated trees, and fragrant
flowers transform our Conservatory into a holiday wonderland. Outdoors, take an enchanting journey
as 500,000 lights sparkle in the trees and colorful fountains dance to holiday music.

Time Location
8:00am Allentown, PA (TBD)
8:20am LVIP Departure, Bethlehem, PA
8:40am William Penn Park & Ride – Lot C-1

Price per person:

Single
$489

Double
$398

Triple
$375

Quad
$360

Price subject to change.

2022 Tours

Nashville & Memphis
Tennessee
June 24 (Fri) – June 30 (Thu), 2022
7 Day Tour

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Day 1                  Friday

Depart Bethlehem, PA (L.V.I.P)

Depart Allentown, PA

Lunch on own

Arrive Abingdon, VA

Check into hotel – One (1) Night – Comfort Suites

Dinner on own

Day 2                    Saturday

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Abingdon, VA

Arrive Nashville, TN

Lunch on own at Fifth + Broadway – Nashville, TN

Check into hotel – Two (2) Nights – Holiday Inn Express Opryland

Dinner included at Backstage Grill Restaurant

Grand Ole Opry Show

Day 3                    Sunday

Breakfast at hotel

Nashville Troubadour Tour

RCA Studio B Tour

Lunch and time on own in Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame

Singer Songwriter Dinner included

Day 4                    Monday

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Nashville for Memphis

Rock N Soul Museum

Lunch and time on own in Memphis

Check into hotel – Two (2) Nights – Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis

Dinner included at Blues City Café

Day 5                    Tuesday

Breakfast at hotel

Memphis Mojo Tour

Sun Studio Tour

Graceland – Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes – lunch voucher included

Dinner and time on own on Beale Street


Day 6                    Wednesday

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Memphis

Lunch on own

Arrive Abingdon, VA

Check into hotel – One (1) Night -Comfort Suites

Day 7                    Thursday

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Abingdon, VA

Lunch on own

Fast food dinner stop on own

Approximate arrival in Allentown, PA at 7:30pm

Fifth + Broadway – Assembly Food Hall

The Assembly Food Hall high above the Ryman Auditorium with a view of the lights and activity in the Honky Tonks below you. This is a European-style
market with casual dining both indoor and open air seating. With eats and entertainment for all ages, this venue is changing the way Nashville lives, works, and plays. Enjoy premier shopping & ridiculously good food at Apple Store, Ariat, Free People, Cava, Hattie B’s, Shake Shack, Slim & Husky’s and much
more all while taking in the downtown views.

Grand Ole Opry Show

For over 90 years, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. Each Opry show features an array of performances by new stars, superstars and legends of country music as well as great bluegrass, comedy and more. Opry shows are never rehearsed and never the same show twice, but always an unforgettable evening of uniquely American entertainment.

Nashville Troubadour Tour

Troubadour Music Sightseeing is an “Only in Nashville” kind of experience. Bringing new meaning to the phrase “Entertaining Narrative” it’s sightseeing with a singer/songwriter guide. The tour will include Downtown Nashville’s colorful history with drive-bys of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Row, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop and The Bluebird Cafe. Plus, you will hear what it’s like trying to break into Nashville’s music scene, both the struggles and the victories. As an added bonus your Troubadour will perform some of his or her original songs!

RCA Studio B Tour

What started in 1957 as a sketch on a dinner napkin quickly became the birthplace to more than 35,000 legendary songs and more than 1,000 popular hits. Located on renowned Music Row, Historic RCA Studio B is one of the most famous studios in the world. Over 35,000 songs were recorded here by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and even more recently, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. Hear the stories behind the legendary recordings and view some of the original instruments used in producing over 1,000 hit records on this private guided tour.

Country Music Hall of Fame

Membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the highest honor a country music professional can receive, is extended to performers, songwriters, broadcasters, musicians, and executives in recognition of their contributions to the development of country music. The first inductees were Hank Williams,
Jimmie Rodgers, and Fred Rose. The most recent inductees (class of 2019) are Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens. The Museum has an extensive, permanent objects collection. This collection includes more than eight hundred stage costumes, over six hundred instruments, and hundreds of other objects—from microphones to automobiles—documenting the history of country music. Honoring classic and current artists, the Museum exhibits everything from Hank Williams’s cherished Martin guitar to Elvis Presley’s custom Cadillac limousine, to outfits and instruments from the likes of Alison Krauss and Carrie Underwood, to a showcase of today’s top artists.

Memphis Mojo Tour

This day starts with a little toe-tapping fun as a Guitar Playing Tour Guide boards your bus. You’ll sing along as you see the famous sights and hear the famous songs that made and created the Memphis Sound.

Sun Studio

Experience a visit to Sun Studios-The Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll (1950) and home to the “Million Dollar Quartet”–Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Did you know Studio owner Sam Philipps, a music legend in his own right, discovered BB King and recorded Howlin’ Wolf while working
for another label? And did you know that Sun Studios is still rockin’ today? You never know who may walk in the door as you’re walking out.

Graceland – Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes

Explore Elvis’ home and follow his amazing journey to music super-stardom through exhibit after exhibit of museum-quality videos, personal mementos, displays of authentic clothing, an incredible showcase of awards, and much more. Experience how the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll lived as you tour Graceland mansion, step aboard his famous custom jets, and check out his collection of cars. The Graceland experience also includes Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a new, state-of-the-art entertainment complex which includes Elvis The Entertainer Career Museum, restaurants, shops and much more.

Beale Street

The music and entertainment pulse of downtown Memphis, Beale Street at the turn of the 20th century served as a haven for African Americans migrating from small towns. Legendary greats such as W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Willie Mitchell and Isaac Hayes have showcased their talents on Beale.
Beale Street offers three blocks of nightclubs, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants. For over 150 years, Beale Street has hosted blues music and entertainment. Beale played a pivotal role in branding Memphis as one of the most musically rich cities in the world, and was prominent in hosting some of
the first black business owners in the south. In between, the street was host to the birth of blues music, the civil rights movement, rock ‘n’ roll, racks of ribs and bands.

Time Location
6:00am Allentown, PA
6:20am Bethlehem, PA (LVIP)

Price per person:

Single
$2,010

Double
$1,502

Triple
$1,375

Quad
$1,305

Price subject to change.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 45 days or more prior to departure: A full refund, minus non-refundable prepaid payments made to hotels, restaurants, attractions and vendors. Cancellations made 8-44 days prior to departure: A 10% cancellation fee and non-refundable prepaid payments will be deducted from refund. Cancellations made 1-7 days prior to departure: A 25% cancellation fee and non-refundable prepaid payments will be deducted from refund. Cancellations made on day of departure or a no show: No refund will be given. Cancellation fees and/or non-refundable prepaid payments cannot be transferred to another tour. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the tour returns.

Travel Insurance

Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc. strongly recommends travel insurance to protect your investment; unforeseen circumstances may occur. Travel insurance protects you from two types of financial losses: the money you invest in the tour and medical expenses that your health insurance may not cover. When travel insurance is not purchased, customer will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with their travel arrangements. Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc. is not responsible for any financial loss due to customer cancelling their tour. Any questions regarding travel insurance coverage must be addressed with the travel insurance company. For travel insurance information, click here.

Disclaimer
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