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Weekend in the Poconos

Oktoberfest, Vintage Train, Fall Festival

Escape for a colorful weekend in the Pocono Mountains at the height of autumn! Celebrate the season with Oktoberfest and an annual Fall Festival. See it all from the mountainside town of Jim Thorpe, the country town of Bethlehem and of course, a vintage train ride through the Lehigh Gorge!

Day 1 - Bethlehem Oktoberfest (D) - Spielplatz, Masskrug-stemmen, Kunstler... what Bavarian secrets will you find? Add a little fest to your Oktober at the annual Bethlehem Oktober-fest, an authentic German festival with a special Pennsylvania flair. It's a colorful party with live entertainment on two stages, a Festhalle Beer Tent, polka music and more! Don't miss the live glass blowing, Kunstler Markt for shopping, barrel rolling, stein races and more! Taste your way through the German fare for lunch on your own as you enjoy all the festival has to offer. The day finishes with Dachshund races, a long-standing European tradition and a fan favorite in Bethlehem. Will you find the secrets of Masskrugstemmen?

Tuck into a delicious family-style dinner at the Vineyard Restaurant, known for its Italian recipes made from scratch! Turn in for the night and relax at the comfortable Bethlehem Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Day 2 - Steam Through Jim Thorpe (B) - Be charmed by the town of Jim Thorpe, PA, often known as the "Switzerland of America". Begin the day aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, riding vintage coaches pulled by diesel engines. Follow the river over bridges, through Glen Onoko, high-rising cliffs and the colorful mountains of Lehigh Gorge State Park.

This afternoon stroll through picturesque scenery on winding lanes and the village square as you celebrate at Jim Thorpe's annual Fall Foliage Festival! The afternoon is yours to explore the quaint town and the unique fall celebration. Choose a restaurant or your favorite festival foods for lunch on your own. It's peak time to enjoy the colors and flavors of autumn!

Departs

Saturday October 12th, 2019

  • 10:15AM Paramus
  • 11:00AM Totowa

Returns

Sunday October 13th, 2019

  • 5:30PM

Price

  • Per Person:
  • Double: $319
  • Triple: $305
  • Single: $389

Includes

Bus transportation, 1 night hotel, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, all sightseeing & admissions listed, taxes and baggage handling.

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