“Queen Esther” & The Brandywine Valley
Opulence from The Old Testament & Brandywine Valley
4 Days | November-December, 2020
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Come, experience one of the most riveting Bible stories as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals! A brand-new, original stage production as only Sight & Sound can produce. This sample itinerary includes Penn Dutch sightseeing as well as the Brandywine Valley.
From Sight & Sound Lancaster
“Queen Esther” is through December 31, 2020
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Day 1 – Lancaster, PA –
Today, travel to Lancaster, PA. Check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 – Amish Countryside Tour – Kitchen Kettle Village – “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre –
Today begins with an Amish Countryside Tour, you will see the farmlands, travel the county lanes with a guide who describes the simple life lived by the Amish.
Then you enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch on own at Kitchen Kettle Village. This quaint, fun village features over 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts to name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins. The village also includes Lancaster’s original Canning Kitchen. Watch local farm women “put up” more than 90 varieties of jams & relishes and sample each one of them FREE!
Next, head to Sight & Sound Theatre for a performance of their newest show, “Queen Esther.” Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, “Queen Esther” 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. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? 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 this brand-new, original stage production!
Dinner after the show is a Family Style Amish Feast. Your group will be able to sit back over a large dinner and enjoy conversation about this incredible stage show they’ve just witnessed. (B,D)
Day 3 – Brandywine Valley – Longwood Gardens – Wine Tasting – Candlelight Theatre
After breakfast, depart Lancaster for Delaware and the Brandywine Valley. Start with a tour of Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens. When you’re at Longwood Gardens, it’s easy to imagine that you’re in a giant, royal garden in Europe. Built in 1730 by Joshua Peirce, this historic home has been greatly enlarged over the years by successive generations of Pierces and later by Mr. Du Pont, who purchased the property in 1906 and used it as his summer home.
Stroll along the acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants. See the Italian Water Garden, Flower Garden Walk, aquatic display gardens and many others. Amble through Peirce’s Woods, eight outdoor “rooms” of distinct woodland habitats. Each season brings a different pleasure: spring magnolias and azaleas; summer roses and water lilies; fall foliage and chrysanthemums; and winter camellias, orchids and palms.
The afternoon also features a wine tasting and tour at one of Brandywine Valley’s local vineyards. Then check into your area hotel for the night.
Tonight, you will enjoy dinner and a show at the Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington. The Candlelight Theatre combines fine dining with superb musical theatre entertainment. It is Delaware’s first dinner theatre. (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)
The Candlelight Theater’s 2020 Schedule is:
Mar 14-Apr 21 Somethings Afoot
May 16-Jun 21 Rumors
Jul 11-Aug 23 Sweet Charity
Sep 12-Oct 15 Memphis
Nov 11-Dec 20 Scrooge