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ATLANTIC CITY & CAPE MAY
Ahh, Atlantic City! The beachscape city on the shore – with pizzazz! A place of legacy and diversity, where slot machines give the night a buzz, and New Jersey resorts line the iconic Boardwalk. This is where you’ll find high-rise hotels and high-end shopping. It’s also the place that gave Monopoly its street names, Miss America her pageant, Prohibition the shaft, and the Atlantic Ocean a place to put its high tides – in fashionable style. A guided tour of Atlantic City ends in Historic Smithville, an adorable village of cobblestone streets, shops, and manicured gardens.
Nearby Cape May is another story entirely! Small and pretty, this seaside resort town was established in 1620 – America’s oldest! At the southern tip of the peninsula, miles of Victorian buildings line lovely streets that end at the beach. The wine industry has recently fallen in love with Cape May, which gives its restaurants a strong pairing selection for signature ocean-side dishes!
We’ll visit Philadelphia on the way home for a dose of American pride, including guided tour of the Mummers Museum with lunch followed by a Mummers concert.
Travel Route C
This is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62.48 acres in downtown Scranton. It was the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). The museum is built around a working turntable and a roundhouse that are largely replications of the original DL&W facilities; Many locomotives and freight and passenger cars are on display. Some have open cabs and compartments that visitors can climb in and walk through, including a mail car, railroad executives’ passenger car (with dining room and sleeping / lounge areas), a boxcar, two cabooses, and a recreated DL&W station with ticket window.
A seaside resort at the tip of southern New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula, is known for its grand Victorian houses. The entire city of Cape May is designated the Cape May Historic District, a National Historic Landmark due to its concentration of Victorian buildings. The Cape May Lighthouse provides views across the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
Emlen Physick Estate
The 18-room mansion, attributed to acclaimed American architect Frank Furness, was built in 1879 for Dr. Emlen Physick Jr. (1855-1916), descendant of a well-known Philadelphia family, his widowed mother, Mrs. Ralston, and maiden Aunt Emilie. The house is an example of Stick Style Architecture
Historic Smithville started as a simple, one room, stage coach stop. Over the last 60 years it has blossomed into a wonderful memory-making way to spend a day! When entering any of the 60 shoppes you will feel the hometown, small business feel. Wander along the cobblestone walkways and over the foot bridges to discover a village that seems as if it were frozen in time. The carefully manicured grounds and attention to detail make Historic Smithville a breath of fresh air and a place you will want to visit again and again.
Atlantic City is a resort city known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches.
Because of its location in South Jersey, hugging the Atlantic Ocean between marshlands and islands, Atlantic City was viewed by developers as prime real estate and a potential resort town. Know for its boardwalk, originally built in 1870 and its grand hotels.
The Claridge Radisson
Dubbed the “Skyscraper by the Sea” during its construction in 1929, The Claridge – A Radisson Hotel is an architectural masterpiece with a prime oceanfront location just off the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Over the years, many famous guests have stayed at the Claridge including Marilyn Monroe, John f Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace of Monaco and even figures such as Al Capone and Nucky Johnson.
Philadelphia was one of the nation’s capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.
Today the city is known for its arts, culture, and rich history, attracting over 41 million domestic tourists alone each year. Philadelphia is the only World Heritage City in the United States.
At One Liberty Observation Deck, the sky isn’t the limit. It’s the main event. Discover all the attractions in Philadelphia right from the Philadelphia skyline. And don’t forget a camera. When it comes to places to take pictures in Philadelphia, the viewtiful sights are second to none.
Come Experience PA’s Finest Hotel & Casino. The Sands Bethlehem Is The Premier Choice Of Pennsylvnia Hotels, Resorts & Casinos. It features over 3,000 slot machines, 200 table games, and several electronic table games.
The hotel is located on the former Bethlehem Steel land on the South side of the city.
• Scranton, PA: Hilton Scranton (1 night)
• Atlantic City, NJ: Claridge Hotel* (3 nights)
• Bethlehem, PA: Sands Hotel and Casino (1 night)
*This is a non-casino hotel.
Travel to Scranton, PA
Enjoy the comfort of our deluxe motorcoach as you travel to
Stay: Hilton Scranton, Scranton, PA
Atlantic City, NJ
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head to Atlantic City stopping en route at
Stay: Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City
Meals: B, D
Cape May, NJ
Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening at your leisure.
Meals: B, L
Atlantic City, NJ
Philadelphia, Bethlehem, PA
the sky isn’t the limit, it’s the main event!uided tour of the Mummers Museum with lunch followed by a Mummers concert. You’ll have the opportunity to see this fantastic city from a birds eye view atop One Liberty Observation where
Stay: Sands Hotel and Casino, Bethlehem
Meals: B, D
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Steamtown National Historic Site
• Cape May Spirit sightseeing boat cruise
• Emlen Physick Estate
• Trolley tour of Cape May
• Atlantic City guided tour
• Historic Smithville
• Independence Hall
- Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
- Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
- Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
- Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
- Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
- Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
- Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
- Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
- Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
- Pack your bathing suit.
- Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
- Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
- If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
- If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
- Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
- Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.
- Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
- Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.
- Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
- If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
- Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
- Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
- Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
- Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
- Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
- Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.
- Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
- When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
- To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
- Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
- An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
- Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
- Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
- Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.
Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:
- Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
- Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
- Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.
The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.
Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.
Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.
Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.