Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1, 2020 (6 days)
Walking Level: Moderate
Signup Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020
Wheelchair Accessible Trip
What do chocolate lovers, thrill seekers, history buffs, and garden enthusiasts have in common? They all want to go to Hershey Park! Join Special Journeys as we travel to Pennsylvania to explore the many attractions Hershey has to offer.
After our arrival in Pennsylvania, we'll begin our tour of Hershey at the infamous Park. Here we will find a ride for everyone to enjoy. If you're a fearless traveler, join your friends on Fahrenheit, a thrilling roller coaster with a 121-foot lift that shoots you down a 97-degree drop before making your way through twists, turns, and dives. If you fancy a classic 'coaster, take a seat on the Lightning Racer, a wooden dueling coaster with a double track that features thrilling lifts. But, don't worry if you're not a thrill seeker, there's plenty of wonderful rides for you to enjoy such as the Dry Gulch Railroad, which is a miniature reproduction of a 19th century steam powered train that will take you through the park. Or the Ferris Wheel which will give travelers a beautiful view of the park from nearly 100 feet high. When you're not enjoying the park rides, you'll be sure to spot one of the many Hershey characters, like the Hershey Bar, Kit Kat or Jolly Rancher, walking around who would love to grab a photo with you. With all the activities to enjoy, we'll stop at one of the many delicious restaurants to grab a bite to eat. They have options that include hot dogs and Chick-Fil-A, and of course we'll make sure to save some room for a bit of chocolate. There are also plenty of shopping options to choose from to grab a souvenir for home!
The next stop brings us to The Hershey Story which is a museum dedicated to everything Hershey chocolate related. Here we'll learn about Milton Hershey, the man who started it all. This exhibit provides a detailed history about America's most famous confectioner, how he began the company, his disasters and triumphs, as well as all the products that have been produced since 1984 until today. Travelers will also learn why Mr. Hershey decided to build his factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We'll give you a hint, it's not because it bears his name, but it's because it's so close to an animal that supplies a very important ingredient for his chocolate!
If you thought that Hershey couldn't provide any more fun, you would be mistaken! Next to the park is the Hershey Gardens. Started by Milton Hershey himself in 1937, the Gardens are still blossoming today. What started out being a 'nice garden of roses' has now grown to 23 acres. The exhibit features different themes, such as a Rock Garden, Herb Garden, and Japanese Garden. We will then take a step inside the Butterfly Atrium where we will walk among hundreds of butterflies from around the world. Not only will we see beautiful butterflies, the Atrium provides a chrysalis cabinet where we can see a rare glimpse at the pupal state of the butterfly. The chrysalis' hang in the cabinet until they emerge into butterflies and are released into the Atrium. It's a spectacular sight that shouldn't be missed!
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ & Full Fare Price Disclosure
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.
All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).
Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler’s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys—you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™.
Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.
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Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!
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