Diane’s Destinations – AQS Quilt Show – Lancaster, PA 2018 2017-09-07T15:20:47+00:00

Project Description

5- Day
AQS QUILT SHOW TOUR

Diane’s Destinations – Lancaster, PA
March 20 – 24, 2018

Join Diane Carson’s tour into the Amish countryside of Lancaster, PA. See windmills dotting the horizon, and horse & buggies sharing the roads. Visit the American Quilters Society Quilt Show and vendors. Visit our favourite local quilt shops, maybe a stop at the outlets and still have time to get reacquainted with friends.

What’s Included

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  •  Breakfast daily,  1 dinner
  • Multi day pass to the AQS Show & Contest including a tote bag and show pin
  • Admissions/visits as per itinerary
  • All applicable taxes & service charges (HST does not apply)
  • Ellison Travel Tour Manager (Diane Carson)

What’s Not Included

  • Meals other than listed above
  • Baggage handling
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Driver gratuities – suggested $10.00 per person
  • Passport application fees & visa fee if required
  • Manulife travel insurance (see rates below)
  • Single supplement – $312.00 p/p
  • Triple reduction – $104.00 p/p
  • Quad reduction – $156.00 p/p

Insurance rates: subject to 8% PST

All-Inclusive Package Plan
Up to age 55 – $129.00
Age 55 to 59 – $130.00
Age 60 to 64 – $142.00
Age 65 to 69 – $176.00
Age 70 to 74 – $280.00
Age 75 to 79 – $351.00
Age 80 to 84 – $528.00
Contact Karen Leslie for rates age 85+

Non-Medical Inclusive Package Plan
Up to age 55 – $99.00
Age 55 to 59 – $102.00
Age 60 to 64 – $109.00
Age 65 to 69 – $116.00
Age 70 to 74 – $132.00
Age 75 to 79 – $190.00
Age 80 to 84 – $248.00
Contact Karen Leslie for rates age 85+
KarenL@ettravel.com

Day 1 – Tuesday March 20 

  • depart Exeter
  • stop in Woodstock to pick up passengers (location to be advised)
  • stop at the Best Western Brantford – 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford to pick up remaining passengers
  • depart for Pennsylvania
  • stop at Niagara Falls/Fort Erie Duty Free
  • lunch stop (Diane Carson to arrange)
  • stop for a quick break and stretch at an interstate Welcome Centre
  • arrive at Weavers Dry Goods in Lititz, PA
  • continue to Lancaster, PA
  • arrive at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Lancaster East for your 4 night stay
  • purchase dinner at a nearby restaurant
  • the remainder of the evening is at your leisure

Day 2 – Wednesday March 21 (B)

  • enjoy continental breakfast at the hotel
  • board the coach and transfer to the Lancaster County Convention Centre downtown – your coach will return to the hotel
  • spend the day at the American Quilter’s Society Show & Contest where you will enjoy time for workshops and presentations
  • pick up your Tote Bag and Show Pin at the Workshop/Registration desk located at the front entrance of the show
  • shuttle times will be arranged for returning back to your hotel
  • meet at the coach parking area – board the coach and transfer to a location where you will purchase dinner – the coach will drop off at a few locations
  • following dinner return to your hotel for the evening

Day 3 – Thursday March 22 (B/D)

  • enjoy continental breakfast at the hotel
  • board the coach and depart for Intercourse
  • spend your morning at Zook’s Dry Goods
  • stroll through Kitchen Kettle Village, a village of 32 shops that’s built around one of Lancaster County’s most famous kitchens, sample some fresh Pepper Jam, see fudge being poured and Shaker furniture being made
  • purchase lunch in the area
  • board the coach and transfer to Denver, PA
  • enjoy an afternoon visit to Sauder’s Fabrics with a great selection of Quilter’s supplies
  • later this afternoon visit Burkholder’s Fabrics with over 10,000 bolts of quilting cottons
  • depart Burkholder’s and transfer to Bird-In-Hand, PA (approx. 45 min drive)
  • time to shop at the Log Cabin Quilt Shop (staying open later)
  • enjoy dinner this evening at the Family Inn Restaurant
  • following dinner, return to your hotel in Lancaster
  • remainder of evening free

Day 4 – Friday March 23 (B)

  • enjoy continental breakfast at the hotel
  • board the coach and transfer to the Lancaster County Convention Centre downtown – your coach will return to the hotel
  • you will have the day to further enjoy the AQS Show & Contest
  • purchase lunch and dinner on your own today
  • shuttle times will be arranged for returning back to your hotel
  • show closes for today
  • return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure

Day 5 – Saturday March 24 (B)

  • enjoy continental breakfast at the hotel followed by check out and loading the coach
  • board the coach and depart for home – enjoy the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside
  • a stop will be made at Hershey’s Chocolate World
  • board the coach and continue for home
  • a stop will be made to purchase lunch (suggest Bob Evans and Wendy’s restaurants in Corning, NY)
  • estimated arrival time in Brantford to drop passengers at the Best Western
  • stop at the Quality Hotel in Woodstock to drop passengers
  • evening arrival back in Huron County dropping in Exeter

Welcome Back!

B – Breakfast / pB – Packed Breakfast / L – Lunch / pL – Packed Lunch / D – Dinner /

M – Airline Meal / S – Snack – denote meals included in tour cost

Please indicate on your registration form if you have any allergy and/or dietary restriction, so that we can advise our suppliers of the request. Not every location may be able to accommodate allergy and/or meal requirements for unique circumstances.

*Itinerary is tentative and subject to final confirmation*

Price + taxes = $849.00 CAD per person
Based on TWIN accommodation and a minimum of 30 travelling.

Note: Your payment will be processed when the minimum number of tour participants has been reached

  • Deposit of $300.00 p.p. + insurance due at time of booking
  • Balance due January 30, 2018

Your Tour Manager is Diane Carson.

Quilt shows, Quilt shops, Quilt Friends.  I have escorted Quilt tours to the best of the best shows in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Illinois and Texas and more for 15 years. Always having the most fun with attention to details and surprises along the way. 

Have questions?
Contact Karen Leslie
KarenL@ettravel.com
1-800-265-7022 x 237

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