USA Tours

Updated: July 18th, 2017

--2017--
Chicago – My Kind of Town
Dover International Speedway “The Monster Mile” NASCAR Racing
Music Cities of Tennessee - Memphis & Nashville
The Best of New York City
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, & Frankenmuth, Michigan (Fall)
Erie, Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the Miracle of Christmas
Frankenmuth, Michigan – a little Christmas Magic
Hot Air Balloon Championships in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation
Blue Jays Road trip To Boston
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Oceanfront Holiday
Chicago International Quilt Festival Tour
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Spring)

--2016--
Branson Country Christmas Music Tour
Erie, Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Washington, DC including Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Chicago – My Kind of Town
Christmas Magic in Frankenmuth, Michigan
All Roads Lead to Quilting 2016
Hot Air Balloon Championships in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Springtime in New England
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Spring)
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Fall)
Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Annual Quilter’s Patchwork Tour
Branson Springtime Country Music Tour
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Heart of NASCAR



 

 

Monday, November 13 to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the Miracle of Christmas at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Tentative Itinerary:
Day 1: Mon., Nov. 13 - The tour will depart from Orillia at 7:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall, Canadian Tire Store at  7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m.  (Overnight parking is available at our office) A shuttle van will be picking up customers in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Elmvale (with a minimum of 6 passengers) upon request and transferred to meet the coach in Barrie.   Remember to bring your Canadian Passport for the border crossing into the USA.
We will travel to Lewisburg, Penn and stay overnight at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn.  This evening we will have a group buffet dinner and free time for browsing in the shops. (D)
Day 2: Tues., Nov. 14 - Following breakfast we will depart for Lancaster County.  Our first stop will be at Shady Maple Smorgasbord & Gift Shop. This afternoon we will attend the production of “Home for the Holidays” at the American Music Theatre.  The show will take place on Christmas Eve and features many of the beloved traditions we look forward to each year.  Our evening dinner will be served at Greenfield Inn.  Built in 1780, this wonderfully restored and well-maintained Pennsylvania stone farmhouse has a tradition of warmth and friendship while creating foods made especially for you.
This evening we will check into The Eden Resort & Suites, our home for the next 3 nights.  The hotel has 2 restaurants, a cocktail lounge on premises, plus a large indoor heated pool with whirlpool spa.  (B & D)
Day 3: Wed., Nov. 15 - Following breakfast we are off to the “sweetest place on earth” the town of Hershey.  We will visit Founders Hall and Hershey Chocolate World. We may all be familiar with Hershey Chocolate bars and Hershey Kisses but a visit to the school will shed light on the amazing work by the founder himself.  Opened and dedicated on September 13, 1970, Founders Hall was built over a three-year period in the late 1960s as a tribute to the School's founders, Milton S. and Catherine Hershey. The School's most recognizable building, Founders Hall, contains offices for the administrators and business functions of the School. It also includes a Visitors Center, where more than 50,000 guests per year learn about the School's mission through various displays and a short film about the Milton Hershey School®.
Visit Chocolate World and enjoy a simulated factory tour ride that takes you from the harvesting of cocoa beans to the production of Hershey's chocolate. Enjoy your free sample at the end of the ride. Lunch will be on your own in the Food Court.
This afternoon we will visit the Antique Automobile Club of America. Cruise through time with antique automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique scenes and settings! Stroll through eight decades in time while traveling from New York to San Francisco.
Museum highlights: Home of the Museum of Bus Transportation, featuring the largest number of buses under one roof in the country! Motorcycles 1884-1973, over 40 vintage motorcycles!
This evening dinner will be at the Plain & Fancy Restaurant followed by a Chalk Talk.
Enjoy an experience you won't forget by a professional artist from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who is reviving the old art of chalk talk. You'll watch in amazement a live sketch that is fun, motivational and inspiring.   You have to see it to believe it! (B & D)
Day 4: Thurs., Nov. 16 - Today with our local guide we will explore the Amish Farmlands including a stop at an Amish Quilt & Craft Store.  There will be free time to stroll the 42 shops & Restaurants in Kitchen Kettle Village in the town of Intercourse. 
This afternoon we will visit the National Christmas Center in Paradise. Enjoy the magic, memories, history and traditions of Christmas throughout the year! National Christmas
Center is a one-of-a-kind family attraction and museum. Visitors set their own pace on this self-guided  indoor tour of 20,000 square feet of Christmas memories.
Dinner will be served at Millers Smorgasbord offering a family-owned tradition of good food and exceptional service since 1929.
A visit to the area would not be complete without attending a performance at the spectacular Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre.  Tonight we will enjoy the production of “The Miracle of Christmas”.  We have excellent orchestra level seats for the 7:00p.m. show.  See the Christmas story brought to life with high drama, special effects and live animals. Rejoice as the true meaning of Christmas unfolds right before your eyes!  (B & D)
Day 5: Fri., Nov. 17 – Following breakfast we will depart for Corning, New York.  We will tour the Corning Glass Museum before checking into our hotel.  (B)
Day 6: Sat., Nov. 18 - Following breakfast there will be free time on the Main Street of Corning, perhaps visit the Rockwell Museum just a short walk from our hotel.  We will depart at 1:00p.m. We will stop for coffee & meal breaks and duty free shopping as we make our way back to Canada.  (B)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 5 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 2 music theatre performance, 9 meals, guided tour, admissions as listed in the itinerary & HST EXEMPT.           
Cost per person: Twin $1525.00 & Single $1920.00                                               
A deposit of $500.00 is required upon booking with the balance is due in full on October 10, 2017

Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.

 
 


PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP:

A Valid Canadian Passport
- the best form of Identification

As of June 1, 2009, a Valid Canadian passport is required for those travelling to the United States by land, air or cruise ship.

Canadian Residents Holding non-Canadian Passports: Upon entry into the USA by land, you must fill out Form I-94, and pay $6 US per person. Upon your return to Canada, the form must be presented to the customs office as proof that you have left the USA.

Hamilton Tours staff advise passengers of their travel document requirements, but we will not be responsible for passengers denied access to the US, or for re-entry into Canada. If this happens, you will be responsible for your own transportation home.

To facilitate border crossing, please keep your identification on your person.

 

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