Bus Trips

BOSTON FLOWER  AND GARDEN SHOW

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends.  This year’s Show theme is “The Beauty of Balance”, which is a key factor in design decisions, plant and material choices, and in cultivating the right-size garden for our lives and budgets. We explore the harmony we create within our gardens, vases and living spaces.   Colorful life-sized gardens and vibrant floral designs incorporate the newest design elements, examples of the popular and healthy food gardening trend ideas for adopting sustainable gardening practices and air-cleansing indoor plants. Included will be small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles-as-ornamentals and family and pet-friendly spaces for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.  You will have free time at Qunicy Market for shopping and browsing where there is so much to do!   No discounts apply.


Course #9612 Departs Cromwell, CT Commuter Lot  Approx. Time  7:30 AM      Date: Saturday 3/16/19      Fee $89

Newtown Departure will be from the Cromwell, CT Park & Ride Lot.  Directions to the Lot can be found online at:
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?Q=259406  Choose Cromwell.

HUDSON RIVER CRUISE AND WHITE GLOVE TOUR

Begin the day with a rare and unusual experience at Mount Gulian Historic Site, a 1600’s colonial homestead in Beacon, New York.  Take a tour of the site including the kitchen, barn and garden.  Then don white gloves to touch, hold, and examine 300 year old artifacts as part of their archival collection.  This is a really special opportunity!  (Steps required to get into house and there is no elevator).  Prior to the cruise, lunch will be at The River Grill.  Located in Newburgh’s Historic District on the Hudson River, the restaurant features delicious food and magnificent water views.  The Menu will include:  Garden Salad, Choice of Penne A la Vodka, Filet of Sole Stuffed with Crabmeat, Chicken Marsala, or Grilled Flank Steak, Potato, Warm Brownie Sundae, Soda or Coffee,  (Select entree choice in advance.)  The River Rose is an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler that departs from Newburgh, New York and heads south offering a 2-hour narrated tour of historically significant sites such as Bannerman’s Island, Catskill Water Aqueduct, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain, Village of Cole Spring and West Point.  No discounts apply.


Course #9715 Departs Newtown High School Approx. Time:  9:30 AM Date:  Sunday 6/23/19        Fee:  $134


 A TASTE OF ITALIAN NEW YORK
Where else are you going to find the BEST ITALIAN FOOD outside of Italy? In the city with 2 Little Italyʼs, of course… New York! Our day will begin with a visit to the amazing Gourmet Market, ZABARʼs. There you will be able to peruse and purchase the most delicious 
cheeses, breads, smoked fish, bagels and various international foods. Then it's off to CARMINEʼS, on the upper west side to sit and indulge on an Italian lunch served with enormous family style portions. Our day will conclude with a stop on Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy of the Bronx, where you can find so many scrumptious Italian delicacies under one roof at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. We ask that you heed our advice and take the following along for this trip: An Appetite, An Elastic Waistband, Comfortable Shoes, (as there will be a moderate amount of walking), Reusable Bags and a Cooler with Ice packs to bring home an abundance of delicious delicacies   Note:  This trip will require a moderate level of walking.   No discounts apply. 

Course #9717 Departs Newtown High School Approx. Time:  8:45 AM             Date:  Sunday 4/28/19        Fee:  $114

BROOKLYN’S BEST!!!  BROOKLYN’S MOST CAPTIVATING NEIGHBORHOODS

Cultural corners within Brooklyn seem endless.  Let us deliver them to your motor coach doorstep.  Enjoy lunch on your own in Brooklyn’s brand new DeKalb Market Hall, where you can choose from over 40 purveyors of classic foods, including Katz’s Deli, the first off-site location in its over 100 year history.   Then it is time to explore the captivating neighborhoods of Brooklyn on a Driving Guided Tour from the comfort of your coach.  You will be entertained by our local Brooklyn Guide as you discover the scenic beauty and vitality of this famed New York Borough.  Tour Highlights: Brooklyn Bridge Park for sweeping views of New York Harbor, Lady Liberty, and the iconic New York City Skyline,  Flatbush Avenue - see echoes of Ebbets Field and Loew’s Kings Theatre on this main thoroughfare, DUMBO (down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, with their beautiful brownstone buildings, are cited as some of the greatest neighborhoods in America.  No discounts apply.


Course #9720 Departs Newtown High School Approx. Time:  8:30 AM                Date:  Sunday 5/5/19        Fee $99


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND THE HAYDEN PLANETARIUM SPACE THEATER
Spend a wonderful day at The American Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s greatest museums.  You can stand under a 94 foot long blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.  Marvel at the most important collection of dinosaurs in the world.  Walk through a central African rainforest or feel the rumble of an earthquake.  Explore the exhibition of the inside story of the brain.  Dark Universe, an all new Space Show narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.  Enjoy browsing the fascinating Gift Shop and Museum Lunch Court on your own.  No discounts apply.

Course #9624    Departs Newtown High School Approx. Time:  8:45 AM        Date: Saturday 5/18/19           Fee:  $99



WHALE WATCH ON A HIGH SPEED CATAMARAN—BOSTON, MA

We will board a 350 passenger high speed catamaran for a 3-hour whale watch from Boston to Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast’s most famous whale watching destination.  The boat features wide open decks as well as interior cabin space.  Stellwagen’s heavy concentration of humpback, finback, and minke whales offers a fabulous opportunity to view and learn about these magnificent creatures as they frolic in their natural habitat.  You will have free time at Qunicy Market for shopping and browsing where there is so much to do!  No discounts apply.


Course #9630 Departs Cromwell, CT Commuter Lot Approx. Time  7:30 AM         Date: Saturday 6/8/19     Fee $119

Newtown Departure will be from the Cromwell, CT Park & Ride Lot.  Directions to the Lot can be found online at:
http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?Q=259406  Choose Cromwell.