Featuring Sight & Sound’s
"Queen Esther" & Pittsburgh
Mon.- Fri., OCTOBER 11 – 15
5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
Per Person, double occupancy,
Per Person, single occupancy
$75 deposit due
at reservation. Final payment due August 27, please.
Lodging (2 in Pittsburgh, 2 in Lancaster)
*4 Dinners, including a Family-style Dinner, Shady Maple Smorgasbord
& dinner at the Grand Concourse
*Guided Tour of Pittsburgh
*Performance of “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre
*Guided tour of the Amish Countryside, including stops at an Amish Craft Farm & Bake Shop
*Kitchen Kettle Village
*Kreider Farms Tour, a drive down the middle of the “Cow Palace” barn and bird’s eye view of the milking
carousel where 1,700 cows are milked threes time a day.
Really interesting to see!!!!
*Flight 93 Memorial
& Tower of Voices Chimes
*Taxes & Meal Gratuities
Carolyn, 618-928-3282, I want to go
on this trip. Put me on passenger list!!!!!!
Mon, Oct. 11, Depart from your hometown and travel to Pittsburgh PA, stopping for rest and lunch on your
own along the way. Check into your lodging, then enjoy dinner in the restored P & EL Train
Station at The Grand Concourse, which is located along the Monongahela River.
Oct. 12, After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for the Duquesne
Incline for a fabulous cable car ride, giving you the best views of Pittsburgh. Later, meet your
guide for a tour of Pittsburgh, which will include stops at the University of Pittsburgh’s
Cathedral of Learning where you will tour some of the Nationality Rooms. These
rooms transport you from 5th Century B.C. Athens through 1st Central Israel to 18th Century
Africa. Stained glass, carved stone and inlaid wood reflect the cultures, which Pittsburgh immigrants brought
from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. You will also visit the Heinz Memorial Chapel
for a tour of this historic landmark with its remarkable stained glass windows. After lunch on your own
in the area, depart for the Amishlands of Pennsylvania. Check into your lodging for the
next two nights in the Lancaster, PA area – then depart for Lancaster County’s largest smorgasbord, Shady
Maple, where you’ll find great tasting Pennsylvania Dutch food sure to tempt your taste buds. After
dinner, head downstairs to browse in their huge gift shops filled with over 40,000 square feet of unique gifts.
Wed. Oct 13,
After breakfast at the hotel, depart aboard your bus for a guided tour of the Amish Countryside including
stops at an Amish Craft Farm and a bake shop. Lunch is on your at Kitchen Kettle Village
in the town of Intercourse where you’ll have time to browse in the unique specialty shops displaying
everything from local art to fine leather coats, quilts, accessories, and pottery. Arrive mid-afternoon
at Sight & Sound Theatres to see a live performance of Queen Esther. Set
in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Ester is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s
ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk.
Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special
effects and live animals in the brand-new, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres. A
family-style dinner awaits you at a nearby restaurant after the show.
Thurs. Oct. 4,
Following breakfast, check out and depart for Kreider Farms (VERY, VERY VERY, INTERESTING) for a tour of
the dairy. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real, working dairy farm which features a high-tech
view of farming, including a drive down the middle of the “Cow Palace” barn and bird’s eye view of the milking
carousel where 1,700 cows are milked threes time a day. After the tour, depart for Shanksville, PA where
you will visit the Flight 93 Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to those brave passengers
and crew of United Flight 93 who gave their lives on that fateful day of September 11th. While
here, you will also witness The Tower of Voices, a monumental, 93 foot tall musical instrument holding forty
wind chimes, representing the forty passengers and crew members. From here, continue to Frank Lloyd
Wright’s architectural creation, “Fallingwater”. Designed in
1935, the house was a private residence and weekend home for Pittsburg department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr.
Considered one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, it best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture
as the harmonious union of art and nature. After your visit, check in to your hotel and freshen up before
departing for dinner this evening.
Oct 15, Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check out and depart for home – taking with you enriching
AM, (IL time) Wal-Mart, (south east corner)
Olney: 7:00 AM, (IL time) 215 N. Fair, city parking lot.
Sumner: 7:15, Peoples bank, Sumner exit
7:30 AM, (IL time), Wal -Mart, 2610 W Haven Rd.
minute reservations are some times possible. It is always
better to make reservations early, but don't hesitate to call at
the last minute. I may have cancellations and can get you on the
For more information
about any trip or make a reservation contact Carolyn Bennett-McDonald,