Schools/Search
Trips/Tours

The following Day Trips and Multi-Day Tours are presented in cooperation with Group Tours & Travel LLC.  We have been working with Group Tours for more than 20 years.  If you would like a detailed itinerary for any of the multi-day tours listed below, please call our office at (201) 670-2777.

Day Tours

 34th Annual Oyster Bay Festival & Coe Hall|
Group Tours & Travel LLC
This morning we visit the Planting Fields Estate and Coe Hall Mansion on Long Island. This magnificent estate boasts an elegant 65-room mansion and over 400 acres of lawns, formal gardens, greenhouses and historic outbuildings. Many priceless furnishings from the 16th and 17th centuries fill this Tudor-style English manor house. We will also enjoy lunch in an area restaurant. This afternoon we visit nearby Oyster Bay, where we experience the fun and excitement of the 34th Annual Oyster Festival.  This is the east coast's largest waterfront festival. Festival highlights include live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, midway rides and a wide variety of food. It’s a fun festival for people of all ages.  $135
001-Sunday, October 15, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

Skytop, “The Pride of the Poconos,” at Fall Foliage Time
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Fall Foliage should be at or near peak during this tour to Skytop. We head west to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where we make a stop at a local farm stand. Here, each person will get a pumpkin to bring home, and have time to shop in the farm stand and nursery. Next, we visit The Skytop Lodge, an exclusive 5,500-acre resort in the heart of the Poconos. Since 1928, this historic lodge has been affectionately referred to as “The Pride of the Poconos.” Listed on the National Register of Historic Hotels, it stands as a beautifully maintained tribute of a bygone era. The public areas of the hotel are elegant and extensive. The manicured grounds feature gardens, walking paths, a lake, and more. Our visit includes a delightful buffet lunch and a walking tour of the hotel. Time is also provided to explore the resort and grounds on your own. After a relaxing day of immersing ourselves in the pleasant surroundings, we partake in a resort tradition, cookies and tea, prior to our departure. $125
002-Sunday, October 29, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM.   Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

Terracotta Warriors Special Exhibit at The Franklin Institute
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Join us for a visit to Philadelphia where we view a special exhibit of China’s Terracotta Warriors. We will also enjoy lunch and watch Mysteries of China, an IMAX movie. In 1974, a farmer near Xi’an, China was digging a well when he hit fragments of terracotta. He discovered one of the most unique archeological treasures in the history of mankind. Buried beneath the surface of that fertile farmland were thousands of life-sized statues. Created over 2,000 years ago, they silently and steadfastly guarded the tomb of their master, China’s first emperor. This fall, the warriors, who are symbols of the astounding achievements of mankind ,and their incredible history, arrive at the Franklin Institute. An audio tour of this exhibit that features soldiers, a horse, and over 100 other artifacts will add valuable insight. The IMAX movie takes us back 2,000 years, revealing the underlying story of how this superpower came to be, the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors, and the First Emperor's tomb.  $150
003-Saturday, November 4, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

United Nations Tour with Lunch in the Delegates Dining Room
Group Tours & Travel LLC
The United Nations is considered to be one of the most important and influential forums for world leaders to meet and discuss global issues. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of the United Nations.   A member of their international staff will explain the work of the UN and its related organizations. Our tour will take us to the General Assembly Hall, which was the setting for the largest gathering of world leaders in history. We will also see many of the works of art donated by members and friends of the organization. Following our UN tour we are treated to an elegant lunch in the prestigious Delegates Dining Room. It’s an opportunity to dine where world leaders have dined - and who knows who we might see. Time is provided to stroll the grounds of the UN and look at the architecture and artwork. This is a great opportunity to visit the UN gift shops which offer unique traditional handicrafts, gifts, and accessories from around the world.   Business casual dress is the minimum requirement. Jackets and ties are recommended but not required. A valid, government issued picture ID may be required for admission to the United Nations.  $165
004-Thursday, November 9, 2017
Departs Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 3:15 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

 The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia & City Tavern Lunch
Group Tours & Travel LLC
The Barnes Foundation contains one of the world’s finest collections of French Impressionists. The Barnes is located just steps away from the Philadelphia Art Museum and it houses approximately 2,500 works of art, including more than 800 paintings. Once a private collection, it’s inventory includes an extraordinary number of works by Renoir (180), Cézanne (69), Matisse (60), Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and many more. Our visit is further enhanced by an audio guide that provides valuable insight into this approximately 25 billion dollar collection of art. Lunch is a special treat as we dine in the famous City Tavern Restaurant, a historically reconstructed tavern that dates back to the time of the American Revolution. This is where many of the Founding Fathers held countless discussions about political and social unrest during the birth of our nation. Time is also provided to enjoy a brief riding tour of historic Philadelphia.  Please choose one entrée per person at the time of registration: Fillet of Salmon or Tavern Beef Pie. $145
005- Sunday, November 19, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM.  Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Show at Bethlehem Sands Casino
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Join us as we travel to the nearby Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our itinerary features reserved seats for a fantastic Cirque Holiday Show in its intimate Event Center. Time is also provided to enjoy an included buffet lunch and to visit the casino where you will enjoy $20 in slot play. There are also over a dozen outlet stores,  all under one roof!  Cirque Dreams lights up the 2017 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze.  It is a combination cirque show, broadway style musical and a Christmas spectacular. Be amazed by this holiday performance with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe. Many of these acts have been featured on America’s Got Talent and similar TV shows in other countries making Cirque Dreams Holidaze the greatest variety show on the planet! The included buffet is a nice addition to our itinerary.  There are over 3,000 slot machines and 200 table games in the casino. $130
006-Monday, November 27, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:00 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

St. Bart’s Joyous Christmas Concert ~ Dinner in The Marriott Marquis Revolving Restaurant
Group Tours & Travel LLC
This tour offers a phenomenal combination of festive music and elegant surroundings. First, we will dine in New York City’s only revolving restaurant.  Join us as we make our way to the heart of Times Square and then to the top of the Marriott Marquis. Here we enjoy breathtaking views of New York City and Times Square while enjoying a buffet dinner. Next, we will enjoy a spectacular Christmas Concert. We will be whisked away to one of the city’s most beautiful and most famous houses of worship. Throughout its 175-year history, music has held a place of high esteem in the rich life of St. Bart’s Church. Our concert features the unique combination of the Boys and Girls Choir, their Orchestra, and New York City’s largest pipe organ. Experience the joy and warmth of the holidays with Christmas music, both sacred and secular, and the chance to sing the beloved carols of the season in the candle-lit splendor of St. Bart’s.  $175
007-Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Departs Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Ave. & Northern Parkway) at 3:15 PM and returns at approximately 10:15 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG New Hope Christmas Show at The Bucks County Playhouse
Group Tours & Travel LLC
This great one-day getaway includes a delightful lunch in a popular area restaurant and an enjoyable play in an historic theater. We begin our day with a visit to the charming towns of Lambertville, NJ, and New Hope, PA.  Although these two towns are in different states, only a short bridge separates them.  Both towns feature numerous unique stores to browse in and an opportunity to stroll from one state to another. Our lunch is in the historic Lambertville Station Restaurant (1867), which reflects a unique blend of yesterday and today. Portions of it were designed by the U.S. Capitol Architect, Thomas Ustick Walter.  Then it is on to the Bucks County Playhouse.  The playhouse opened in 1939 and quickly became “America’s Most Famous Summer Theater.” In this intimate playhouse Helen Hayes, Alan Alda, Walter Matthau, George C. Scott, Shirley Booth, Jessica Tandy, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Redford and many more have performed. From our reserved orchestra seats, we enjoy a matinee performance of Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG New Hope Christmas Show. It is a hilarious Christmas romp that’s fun for the whole family. Comedy, music and a blend of local lore make this a “not to be missed” Holiday show. $165
008-Saturday, December 16, 2017
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM. Cars may be parked in the lot for the duration of the tour at your own risk.

Multi-Day Tours

 The Catskills & The Hudson River Valley at Fall Foliage Time
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Join us for an exciting overnight fall foliage tour this Columbus Day weekend. Our tour heads north to view the spectacular sights of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Our two-day getaway offers us both a memorable luncheon boat cruise on the Hudson River and also an elegant luncheon train ride through the Catskills. Other highlights include a stroll on the Walkway Over the Hudson, a restored train crossing over the Hudson River, and a visit to the Governor Nelson Rockefeller Plaza. Accommodations are in the Hilton Hotel, which has just completed an eighteen million-dollar renovation and is located just steps from the plaza. This spectacular outdoor plaza features towering architecture, views of the Hudson River and a large reflecting pool.  Foliage should be at its peak during our trip.  Other highlights include time to visit the New York State Museum, one breakfast, one dinner, tour escort and more.  Please choose one entrée per person at the time of registration for lunch: Beef Burgundy over egg noodles, Stuffed Pork Loin with smoked bacon and apple stuffing or Tortellini Primavera in a cream sauce.
009- October 7 & 8, 2017
Twin price: $500 per person & Single price: $595 per person

The Berkshires & Vermont at Fall Foliage Time
Group Tours & Travel LLC
It’s fall foliage time! We celebrate this annual event in New England, which is considered to be the best place in North America to view fall foliage. Our itinerary includes many exceptional, fun and interesting area attractions in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Green Mountains of Vermont. We will browse in quaint towns, view spectacular fall foliage, tour historic mansions, dine in nationally recognized restaurants and stay overnight in comfortable accommodations. Join us as breathtaking views await and fond memories are ready to be made.  Other highlights include: a scenic drive on the Mohawk Trail, lunch in the Orchard Inn, lunch in the Equinox Hotel, Hildene - The Estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, lunch in the Red Lion Inn, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, two breakfasts, one dinner, tour escort and more.
010-October 11-13, 2017
Twin price: $750 per person & Single price: $870 per person

Fish & Sips Indoor Long Island Wine Festival, Montauk, & Sag Harbor
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Get a jump on the weekend, and join us as we visit many of the most popular communities in eastern Long Island. On Friday night we will attend the Fish & Sips Wine Festival.  This festival is held in the comfort of the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, which is located next door to our hotel. On hand are more than 20 local wineries that offer tasting and purchasing opportunities, light snacks and live music within the aquarium and also in our hotel’s convention center. We will also visit the Vanderbilt Mansion and a tour of the lighthouse in Montauk. There is also time to sightsee in the communities of Riverhead, Sag Harbor and Southampton. We do all these fun things at a relaxed pace.  Other highlights include: accommodations in The Hyatt Place East End Resort & Marina, East Hampton, one breakfast, one lunch, tour escort and more.
011-November 17-18, 2017
Twin price: $425 per person & Single price: $515 per person

Newport at Christmas Time - Three Decorated Mansions
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Although the main tourist season is summer, Newport is a beautiful place to visit at Christmas time.  This city abounds with history, elegance and beauty, and possesses more historic houses dating from before the American Revolution, than any other city in America. All of the mansions we visit are decorated for the Christmas holidays.  An extra special treat awaits us when we visit Vanderbilt’s Breakers for an festive evening, complete with live music and snacks. This historic New England seaport retains much of its old-world charm and boasts numerous shops and restaurants.  Other highlights include: the Elms, the Marble House, harbor front accommodations, free time to browse in Newport, Ocean Drive, all admissions, one breakfast, one dinner, tour escort and more.
012-December 9-10, 2017
Twin price: $425 per person & Single price: $490 per person

 Key West  - An Escape from Winter
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Imagine yourself in a warm tropical paradise in the center of a vibrant community with charming streets that are lined with quaint shops, amazing restaurants and cozy hideaways. Then imagine yourself strolling on a beautiful sandy beach amidst picturesque turquoise water in a resort setting.  Finally, imagine yourself on a glass bottom boat cruise on the turquoise waters of the Keys. All of these wonderful things are for you to enjoy when you escape with us to southern Florida this winter! In Key West, every sunset is a reason to celebrate. Just to walk around the town itself is a treat. Our five-night stay here is a perfect blend of fun and interesting sights. Our Key West hotel is in a perfect location, just a few minutes’ walk from the center of the lively downtown and near many attractions. We will visit the home of Ernest Hemingway, where he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” one of his most memorable works. In addition to a sunset party at Mallory Square, we also enjoy a walking Ghost Tour. In addition to a day trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park, one of the most unique parks in Florida, we also tour one of the finest ship wreck museums. Here we view millions of dollars of artifacts in the incomparable Mel Fisher Museum.  This tour requires more walking than most other tours. Other highlights include: nonstop, roundtrip air from Newark to Key West, Crown Plaza Key West-La Concha Hotel, riding tour of Key West, Truman Little White House, all breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, tour escort and more.
016-January 7-12, 2018
Twin price: $2,650 per person & Single price: $3,450 per person 

13 Night Cruise – Bermuda, Azores & Lisbon
Group Tours & Travel LLC
This cruise is aboard the 700 passenger, boutique-style, Azamara Quest. From the moment you step aboard the cruise ship, prepare to be pampered. It features one staff member for every two guests. Preferred vintage red and white wines, beer, mixed drinks and cocktails are poured throughout the cruise at no extra cost. Bottled water, sodas, specialty coffees and teas are offered at no charge throughout the voyage in public venues and in staterooms. The cost of this cruise with all of the included extras is a phenomenal deal. There are no formal nights for dining and no reservations are required. This cruise has a beautiful blend of picturesque ports and days at sea. Bermuda is a great place to visit and we will have an overnight stay there. During the four-day sea crossing, we get a chance to reboot and relax in luxury as we watch the ocean go by. The Azores were a necessary stop for the European explorers before their transatlantic journey. The Azores have the stunning beauty of dormant volcanoes, crater lakes and millions of wild blooming hydrangeas. Both ports of call offer unique manmade and natural attractions. Our overnight visit in Lisbon allows us time to explore this historic city.  Lisbon contains exceptional architecture, and unique stores and attractions. Other highlights include: nonstop, roundtrip air from Newark to Miami and Lisbon to Newark, one night pre-cruise in Miami, riding tour in Miami, gratuities on board the Azamara Quest, port taxes, transfers in Florida & Lisbon, one breakfast in Florida, tour escort and more.
018-April 6-20, 2018
Twin Price: $4,845-$5,950 per person & Single Price: $5,625-$6,995 per person

14 Day Holland America Cruise - The Fjords of Norway & The Arctic Circle with Two Nights in Amsterdam 
Group Tours & Travel LLC
Welcome aboard the newest and most luxurious Holland America cruise ship, the ms Koningsdam. The scenery we view on this cruise is some of the most picturesque in the world. Our itinerary includes all of the must-see places to visit and experience when visiting the wonders of the Arctic Circle and the Land of the Midnight Sun. July is considered by many people to be the best time of year to cruise the scenic fjords. Our tour also included two nights in Amsterdam, one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Amsterdam was not damaged in World War II and has many fantastic attractions. Our accommodations are within a few minutes’ walk to the center of the city.   Other highlights include:  nonstop, roundtrip air on United Airlines from Newark to Amsterdam, one night pre-cruise and one night post cruise in The DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, narrated boat cruise in Amsterdam, riding tour of Amsterdam, breakfast in Amsterdam, port charges, on board gratuities, tour escort and more.
019-July 6-23, 2018
Price will be determined in September.