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Tour 53 Details
Christmas in Longwood Gardens & Peddlers’s Village


We will start our tour at 8:45 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.


Peddler’s Village

We will start the tour driving to Peddler’s Village in Pennsylvania. This is an outdoor old shopping village. Follow winding brick paths of the charming Village to discover the best in apparel, accessories, home goods, furniture, fine art and handcrafted items, books, toys and games, and plenty of holiday gifts and collectibles.


You will find over 60 quality specialty shops & restaurants, all located on 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.


In December you will truly experience the holiday spirit of Peddler’s Village with different family-friendly events such as a Santa parade, photos with Santa, holiday tunes, and more.




We will eat a late lunch at a local buffet restaurant. If you think that you might need more food for the day, you are welcome to bring some or you can also buy food at both venues we will visit.





Longwood Gardens

Next we will visit one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country, Longwood Gardens. The garden consist of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows. (in comparison the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is 52 acres). Photo courtesy of Longwood Garden.


Longwood Garden is especially spectacular during the holiday season. The last five years in a row the garden has won the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights contest by USA TODAY’s Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Photo courtesy of Longwood Garden.


As with many other attractions of Brandy wine Valley in Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens was once owned by one of the du Pont family, Pierre S. du Pont, he was the one that began the tradition of opening the estate to visitors. He left most of his estate to the preservation and maintenance of these gardens and the foundations have continued to open the gardens to the public. Photo courtesy of Longwood Garden.



With more than 550,000 outdoor lights and fountains that dance to holiday classics, it is no wonder that people from all over the country comes to this garden during the holiday season.




A Longwood Christmas is a blend of indoor and outdoor botanical displays, in the video above you can see some of the outdoor holiday displays. And below you can see some of the indoor displays.



We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 10:30 pm.



The following is included in the price of this tour:

  • Transportation with deluxe air-conditioned van/bus from NYC
  • Friendly and professional tour coordinator
  • A light breakfast 
  • A late full Lunch
  • Snacks on the van 
  • One bottle of water
  • Admission to all attractions
  • All taxes and fees


Not included:

  • Gratuities are left to your discretion.
  • Any food not mentioned.





ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)


CONFIRMATION EMAIL: Either on your phone or printed out


CLOTHES: according to the weather. Be sure to dress in layers and bring warm hats and gloves.


FOOTWEAR: Good walking shoes or sneakers. Do not wear dress shoes or high heels.


RAINGEAR: Even with no rain/snow in the forecast, we recommend you to bring some rain gear.


WATER: In a plastic bottle.


CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.


CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks, extra food and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.


INSURANCE: Even if this is just a day tour, if you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with either of these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for any unforeseen reasons.


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