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Brandywine Valley Gardens, Fountains, and Crowns

Brandywine Valley Gardens, Fountains, and Crowns

Come with us to explore lavish mansions and their stunning gardens in full bloom as we visit Delaware's Brandywine Valley

Brandywine Valley Gardens, Fountains & Crowns

Thursday, August 1 – Saturday, August 3

 

Come with us to explore lavish mansions and their stunning gardens in full bloom, on our visit to Longwood Gardens, Nemours and Winterthur Mansions; the magnificent mansions and gardens that were built by over 5 generations of the DuPont family in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware & Pennsylvania.  We’ll also enjoy an evening Illuminated Fountain Show and enjoy a talk about the Netflix series The Crown before seeing an exhibit that includes costumes from the show.

 

DAY 1 - Our look into the duPont legacy begins at Nemours Estate, where we’ll see an exquisite, 77-room mansion, the largest formal French gardens in North America, a Chauffeur's Garage housing a collection of vintage automobiles, and nearly 200 acres of scenic woodlands, meadows and lawns.  Then, we’ll check into the Doubletree Wilmington Hotel, in DE for our two night stay.  (D)

 

DAY 2 – After a cooked-to-order breakfast, our look into the duPont Legacy continues  with a visit to Longwood Gardensthe world’s premier horticultural display gardens.  You will have time to stroll the gardens and conservatories, visit the duPont home and admire the beautiful, newly revitalized fountain displays. We’ll stop at Chaddsford Winery for a tour and wine tasting, then relax at the hotel before returning to Longwood

Gardens for the evening  Illuminated Fountain Performance.  You’ll have time for dinner at Longwood Gardens Café or Restaurant before the show.  The 5-acre Main Fountain Garden has undergone a 2-year, $90-million total re-do, and returns with over 1,700 fountain jets and streams that shoot up to 175 feet in the air, with sprays that spin and twirl and flames that erupt on top of water plumes.  The Fountain Performance will be choreographed to swing music, and “Aint Got that Swing” will have them—and you—swinging & swaying to some all-time jazz greats. (B)

 

DAY 3 – Before returning to the Cape, we’ll visit the home of HF duPont, Winterthur  Mansion, the premier museum of American-made decorative arts, which are displayed throughout the 175 room mansion.  We’ll take a 20-minute narrated tram tour to see the highlights of the garden and hear the history of Winterthur.  Then, take a tour of the mansion and museum.  We’ll enjoy a special talk and power point presentation about Costuming the Crown and then explore the elegance and style of a bygone era - from the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding  dress, in Winterthurs exhibit Costuming THE CROWN which features 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy® award-winning Netflix series The Crown, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. (B)

 

$ 529 per person, double occupancy, $ 650 single occupancy, $495 triple occupancy

Departure Times:

Dennis- 6:00 AM
Barnstable- 6:15 AM
Sagamore- 6:35 AM

D

Return Times:

Sagamore- 9:30 PM
Barnstable- 9:50 PM
Dennis- 10:05 PM

B

B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

Package Includes:

Two nights at the Doubletree Wilmington Hotel

baggage handling

two made-to-order breakfasts

one dinner

Chaddsford Winery tour & tasting

Nemours Estate

Winterthur Mansion with Costuming the Crown presentation & exhibit

garden tram tour

Longwood Gardens daytime and evening visit for the Illuminated Fountains.

Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

Gratuities for Tour Escort & Bus Driver

 

Payments and Cancellations

Cash, personal checks & money orders accepted

Visa & MasterCard payments accepted via phone.

 

$75 per person deposit due upon booking, balance due 45 days prior to tour.  Refundable up to 30 days prior to tour.

 

Trip Insurance is available for this trip through Travel Insured International for a per person cost of $34   (based on double occupancy rate)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
1 - Dennis Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
2 - Barnstable Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind
Burger King, wait at enclosures
3 - Sagamore Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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