Join Jim and Susan Duran and the Bible Society of Maine for an unforgettable experience - a four-day, three-night trip to Amish Country
in beautiful Lancaster, PA. where we will explore the Biblical Tabernacle full-sized Reproduction, Amish history, clothing, customs and culture, the famous Hershey Chocolate Factory, dozens of outlet stores, and be the guests of the Sight and Sound Theatres (sight-sound.com
) to enjoy the breath-taking production of "Noah."
This incredible theater offers a larger-than-life experience that is perfect for a show of this magnitude. With a 300-foot wrap-around stage, we will have great views from any of the 2,000 seats. The theater puts to use live and "animatronic" animals, pyrotechnics, a state of the art sound and lighting system, 3D video imaging, and more to bring Noah's story to life. These incredible stage elements coupled with fabulous acting, brilliant costumes, and memorable musical scores with choreographed dance routines make this "story of the ages" a fabulous experience for all ages.
Here is what we have planned for you:
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:00am:
We will depart the Portland area from First Baptist Church-Portland, 360 Canco Rd., and travel by Custom Coach bus to Lancaster, arriving early evening. There will be stops along the way for lunch and stretching. Upon arrival, you can choose to dine at any of the several restaurants within walking distance of our hotel, the Comfort Suites.
Thursday, Sept. 26: (Daytime)
Welcome the day with a free continental breakfast at our hotel or choose a local restaurant to start your morning.
9:30am - Bus departs hotel for a tour of the Biblical Tabernacle (full-sized) Reproduction. The 1-hour lectured tour explains the history, construction, and spiritual significance of this symbolic dwelling place of God among His people, Israel.
*** Optional - On the way to the tour, our bus can drop off those who wish to browse shopping stores in the nearby Rockvale outlets. After the Tabernacle Tour, the bus will return to Rockvale Outlets for those on the bus who wish to browse the outlets and eat lunch there.
1:00pm - Bus departs Rockvale Outlet to go on the 2-Hour Amish Countryside Tour. See one-room schools, Amish homes, cemeteries, buggies, barns and more as we travel the countryside. (Our guide may stop at an Amish shop for that added experience!)
On the way to 2-Hour Amish Countryside Tour, our bus can drop off those who wish to browse stores in the nearby Tanger outlets. After the Countryside Tour, the bus will return to Tanger outlets to pick up those who have been shopping.
4:30pm - Bus departs Tanger Outlets for hotel.
Friday, Sept. 27 (Daytime)
9:30am - Depart hotel by bus for Hershey Factory Tour
10:30 - Arrive Hershey Factory
11:00am - 12:30pm - Factory Tour and Chocolate Tasting
12:30 - 1:45pm - Lunch at nearby Food Court
2:00pm - Bus departs Hershey factory parking lot
3:00pm - Arrives at Rockvale Outlets for pick up of shoppers
3:30pm - Bus arrives at hotel
*** Optional - On the way to the Hershey Tour, our bus can drop off those who wish to browse again at the shopping stores in the Rockvale outlets. After the Hershey Tour, the bus will return to Rockvale Outlets for those on the bus who wish to browse the outlets and eat lunch there.
3:30 - 6:15pm - Time to relax, have a meal at a nearby restaurant, and prepare for the Main Event ... "Noah."
Friday, Sept. 27: (Evening)
6:30pm - Bus departs promptly from the hotel to Sight & Sound Theatre
7:30pm to 9:45pm - "Noah" Production
10:15pm - Bus departs for hotel
10:30pm - Arrival at hotel
Saturday, Sept. 28
8:00am - Bus departs hotel and arrives early evening at First Baptist Church-Portland. There will be stops along the way for dining and stretching.
* Roundtrip motor coach transportation (Custom Coach)
* 4 days & 3 nights' accommodations at the Comfort Suites, 2343 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster
* 3 deluxe continental breakfasts at hotel
* Tour Biblical Tabernacle (full-sized) Reproduction (1 Hour)
* Tour of the Amish countryside (2 hours)
*Factory Tour and Chocolate Tasting (2 hours)
* Ticket to the Sight and Sound Theatre production of "Noah" (2.5 hours)
$429 per person (based on double occupancy in hotel room) (for single occupancy add $150).
A 50% deposit is due upon reservation with full balance due by August 10, 2013.
Please make checks payable to: Bible Society of Maine (memo Amish Tour)
Mail to: Bible Society of Maine, 519 Congress St., Suite 2A, Portland, ME 04101
For more information on registration, contact the Bible Society of Maine at (207)772-8566 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about our mission and ministry, please visit our website: biblesocietyofmaine.org