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Travel with Harford

Visit museums, the theater, historical sites, and Instagram-worthy destinations without the bother of driving or planning.

Harford Community College's travel opportunities range from local day trips, to overnight adventures, and international destinations that take you to places that give you plenty of memories to bring home.

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Travel Opportunities

Castles of Bucks County

Castles of Bucks County

Bucks County, PA
Thursday, JUN 27  |  8 AM6:30 PM
  SOLD OUT    Join the Waitlist  |  Liability Form

Doylestown has three of Bucks County’s five castles, an impressive belt of historical attractions known as the Mercer Mile. Henry Chapman Mercer’s former home, Fonthill Castle, includes 44 rooms, more than 6,000 books and 18 fireplaces! Six floors of history await you at the Mercer Museum, which features 40,000 artifacts on display from the Industrial Revolution. A tile maker at heart, Mercer also built the Tileworks next door to his home. Today, it is a "working museum" that produces handmade tiles and mosaics. Fees include round-trip transportation from Harford Community College and admission tickets. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Mt. Vernon, VA
Monday, JUL 8  |  7 AM7 PM
Cost: $128  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

An American landmark, the estate of George Washington lies on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia. We will be taking a guided tour before enjoying lunch at the Gristmill. Enjoy the historic area, Ford Orientation Center, Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center and the Distillery on your own. Fees include round-trip transportation from Harford Community College, admission ticket, tour and lunch.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

New York, NY
Saturday, JUL 27  |  9 AM—8 PM
Cost: $155  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

See Lady Liberty up close and personal! Admission to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Museum also includes three interactive galleries that tell the history of the iconic figure. For a fantastic panoramic view of the New York Harbor, join us on a visit to the Pedestal. There are 215 steps or approximately 10 stories to climb to the top of the pedestal, but there is an elevator if you need it. Your ticket also includes admission to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Meals are on your own at concession stands located on both islands. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a luxury motor coach, a “New Jersey Pedestal Reserve” ticket, and audio tours of Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

Philadelphia On Your Own

Philadelphia On Your Own

Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, AUG 8  |  9 AM5 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

Fee includes round-trip charter bus transportation from Harford Community College to Philadelphia. You will be dropped off outside the Barnes Foundation. Meals and any other museum or tourist admissions are not included in this fee.

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, AUG 8  |  9 AM5 PM
Cost: $110  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

An art collection and an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation promotes the appreciation of art and horticulture. We will be taking a guided highlights tour of the museum and then you may explore the museum on your own. Fees include round-trip transportation from Harford Community College, admission to the Barnes Foundation and a guided tour. All meals are on your own.

Niagara Falls & Toronto

Niagara Falls & Toronto

Sunday, AUG 25Thursday, AUG 29
Cost: Double: $1,619  |  Single: $2,079
  SOLD OUT    
Join the Waitlist  |  Liability Form

Niagara is not only home to the Falls, but it is a place rich in history, culture, and adventure! From a guided ride on Hornblower Niagara Cruise in front of the Falls to Niagara on the Lake, this trip will transport you to paradise. Our trip includes a guided tour of the city of Toronto, a winery tour, a stop at a chocolate factory and admission to CN Tower Elevation. Fees include round-trip motor coach transportation, four nights' accommodation, four breakfasts, four dinners, three guided tours, and admission tickets. A passport is required on this trip.

American Quilter’s Society- QuiltWeek

American Quilter's Society - QuiltWeek

Lancaster, PA
Wednesday, SEP 11  |  6 AM—5:30 PM
Cost: $131  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

Start your day with a VIP tour of the quilts with the show director, then meander through the displays of award winners and show-stopping exhibits on your own. There will also be vendors on site with items for sale ranging from tools to gifts, plus educational workshops and lectures. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach, admission to the Lancaster Quilt Week, and a souvenir package. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: Slightly Challernging

Broadway- The Heart of Rock and Roll

Broadway- The Heart of Rock and Roll

New York City, NY
Wednesday, SEP 18  |  7 AM—8 PM
Cost: $151  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

A new musical comedy inspired by Huey Lewis and the News has come to Broadway! Set in 1987 and jam-packed with the megahits you love, the show centers on a duo who know exactly what they want from life- until they find each other. Prior to our 2pm show, there will be time on your own in New York City. (Show is 2 hours and 20 minutes). Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach and a mezzanine level ticket to the show inside the James Earl Jones Theater. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: Leisurely day

NYC On Your Own

NYC On Your Own

New York City, NY
Wednesday, SEP 18  |  7 AM—8 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

Fees include round-trip transportation to New York City aboard a motor coach. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: Leisurely day

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art

Washington, DC
Tuesday, OCT 15  |  9:30 AM—5 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

Located on the National Mall, The National Gallery of Art has a collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and drawings. We will start our day with a guided tour of the West Building and there will be time on your own after to explore the rest of the property, including the East Building and Sculpture Garden. Fees include round- trip transportation aboard a motor coach, guided one-hour tour and admission. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Slightly Challernging

U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC
Tuesday, OCT 15  |  9:30 AM—5 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

The U.S. Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the U.S. Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. Enjoy a guided tour of the Capitol Visitor Center, Exhibition Hall, Crypt, Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall. This tour does not include the Senate and House Galleries. Fees include round- trip transportation aboard a motor coach, guided one- hour tour and admission. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: Slightly Challernging

Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry

Jefferson County, WV
Wednesday, OCT 30  |  8 AM6PM
Cost: $141  |  Registration  Liability Form

With an archeological record going back millennia and hundreds of years of written history, the story of Harpers Ferry is diverse, complex, and continually being reframed. Join us as we take a guided tour of the area, visiting the historical sites and learning about the people who had an impact on this area. There will be time on your own after our guided tour to explore the town or take a hike on one of the many trails. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach and a 2½ hour guided tour of the National Historic Park. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Physically active

Harriet Tubman Tour and Crab Feast

Harriet Tubman Tour and Crab Feast

Cambridge, MD
Saturday, NOV 2  |  8 AM–6 PM
Cost: $187  |  Registration  Liability Form

Join us on a guided tour of Cambridge, Maryland, where Araminta Ross lived and worked until age 27 when she escaped to freedom. We begin our day learning about her early years, visiting her childhood home and the Bucktown General Store, as well as the Courthouse and Long Wharf. There will be time for photos in front of the Take My Hand mural before visiting the Stanley Institute and The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. We finish our day with an all you can eat crab feast. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach, a guided 4 ½ hour tour, admission tickets and lunch.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: On the go

Boston Freedom Trail and Food Tour

Boston Freedom Trail and Food Tour

Boston, MA
Monday–Wednesday, NOV 4–6

Cost:    

Single $1,486
Double $1,211

     

Triple $1,124
Quad $1,074

Registration  Liability Form

With so many historic sites and wonderful restaurants in Boston, you’re in for a treat on this trip! For a complete itinerary, please reach out to travel@harford. edu. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a Wolf motor coach, baggage handling, two nights' accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tour of Fenway Park, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, two breakfasts, two dinners at local restaurants, one lunch at Cheers, and a Boston Creme Pie tasting and discussion at the Omni Parker House.

*Price per person.

Difficulty: Difficulty Rating: On the go

Eisenhower Farm

Eisenhower Farm

Gettysburg, PA
Wednesday, NOV 13  |  9 AM–5 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  Liability Form

Want to see the only home Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower ever owned? Come tour their former property! This site preserves the farm of General and 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Adjacent to the Gettysburg battlefield, the farm served as a weekend retreat and meeting place for world leaders. Tour the home and grounds before returning to the Gettysburg Visitor Center. There will be time for lunch on your own inside the Visitor Center or a visit to the gift shop. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach and Eisenhower National Historic Site Museum admission. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Leisurely day

 

Civil War History

Civil War History

Gettysburg, PA
Wednesday, NOV 13  |  9 AM–5 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  Liability Form

The Gettysburg Visitor Center is rich in resources and history about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War. A trio of activities will fill your morning as you learn about the conflict from beginning to end as well as the terrible aftermath. Passengers will view the film A New Birth of Freedom, visit the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, and explore the Gettysburg Museum of American Civil War. There will be time for lunch on your own inside the Visitor Center or a visit to the gift shop. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach, film, cyclorama, and museum admission. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Leisurely day

Broadway- Wicked

Broadway- Wicked

New York City, NY
Saturday, NOV 23  |  7 AM–8 PM
Cost: $208  |  Registration  Liability Form

Celebrating 20 years on Broadway, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Come watch the Broadway hit before the movie comes to theaters. (The show runs 2 hours and 45 minutes). Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach and an orchestra ticket in the Gershwin Theater. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Slightly Challernging

NYC On Your Own

NYC On Your Own

New York City, NY
Saturday, NOV 23  |  7 AM–8 PM
Cost: $80  |  Registration  Liability Form

Fees include round-trip transportation to New York City aboard a motor coach. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Leisurely day

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination

Williamsburg, VA
Friday, DEC 06—Sunday, DEC 08
Cost*:   Single $1,038  |  Double $841  |  Triple $776
Registration  |  Liability Form

'Tis the season to experience the customs of the past, make a lifetime of memories and begin your holiday season with a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas tradition tour this year! For a complete itinerary, please email travel@harford.edu. Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a Wolf motor coach, baggage and handling, 2 Nights' lodging at SpringHill Suites, 2 deluxe continental breakfasts, 1 lunch at Sal's by Victor, 1 dinner at The Whaling Company, guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg including the Governor's Palace, admission to the Grand Illumination, fireworks display, drive through Celebration of Lights and guided house tour at Berkley Plantation.

*Price per person.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: On the go

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

New York City, NY
Saturday, DEC 14
Cost: $282  |  Registration  |  Liability Form

Get ready for the most anticipated holiday tradition in New York City- the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes! Step into a world of enchantment and be captivated by a breathtaking display of artistry, music and dance. The 90-minute show features more than 140 performers and an original musical score. (10am performance) Fees include round-trip transportation aboard a motor coach and an orchestra theater ticket. All meals are on your own.

Difficulty:Difficulty Rating: Slightly Challernging

General Information

  • Seats are assigned by date registration is received.
  • Travelers must register and complete a liability form with emergency contact information for each tour.
  • Letters of confirmation are sent 7–10 days prior to departure.
  • Refunds are not available after tickets/meals are purchased unless a substitute can be found.


Difficulty Ratings

Difficulty Rating: Leisurely dayLeisurely day. You can board a bus, climb one flight of stairs, walk unassisted at a relaxed pace for up to 60 minutes without difficulty.

Difficulty Rating: Slightly challengingSlightly challenging. Likely walking two to three miles over the course of the day, on a variety of terrains with rest breaks.

Difficulty Rating: On the goOn the go. You can handle standing for long periods of time, are able to walk about four to five miles during the trip and are comfortable climbing into/out of various modes of transportation.

Difficulty Rating: Physically activePhysically active. During this trip, you will likely walk 8,000–10,000 steps. You must be comfortable with long periods of standing or walking on uneven terrain and steep slopes.