Pennsylvania Backroads of America


Day 1 – Home to Bolingbrook, IL

A travel day across Wisconsin and Illinois to our first nights stay in Bolingbrook.

Enjoy an included meal at the famous “White Fence Farm”

Included meal: White Fence Farm Dinnner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Hotel Bolingbrook


Day 2 – Bolingbrook to North Youngstown, OH

Enjoy the landscapes of northern Indiana and Ohio before spending the second night of travel at the Hampton Inn in Youngstown. Enjoy a great meal this evening at Station Square Italian Restorante.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn North Youngstown


Day 3 – N. Youngstown to Dubois, PA

Following breakfast at the hotel, we begin our Pennsylvania back roads adventure as we journey to historic Sharon, PA and tour Reyers, the world’s largest shoe store. We motor on to New Wilmington and Volant, very quaint early American settlements with many unique shops and restaurants. Traveling again down the beautiful backroads, along the Allegheny River, thru the Allegheny Forests, stopping in Franklin and Leeper, visiting the Country Store where turn-of-the-century nostalgia fills two levels.

Tonight we stop to rest in DuBois and enjoy an included dinner at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express DuBois


Day 4 – DuBois to Bird In Hand

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we continue our back roads venture to Punxsutawney. There we meet Phil the groundhog and see where Groundhog Day got it’s start. On to Altoona and lunch on our own before observing Horseshoe Curve, this railroad marvel billed the “Eighth Wonder of the World “

We travel many miles thru peaceful river valleys and across the awesome Allegheny Mountains entering the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch area, arriving at the elegant Amish View Inn, our home for the next three nights in Lancaster County. We will be treated to a traditional family style meal at Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Amish View Inn, Bird in Hand


Day 5  Lancaster County

Relax this morning as we enjoy breakfast at the Inn overlooking the peaceful Amish farmland before we depart for our nostalgic ride on the Middletown & Hummelsville Railroad. We will travel in style in 1920’s vintage coaches. We then head to Hershey and our sweet tour of the chocolate factory where the streetlights are made like Candy Kisses. Our trip to the World Class Auto & Bus Museum will be fascinating. It features automobiles from eight decades of time traveling from New York to San Francisco. Also featured is the largest number of vintage buses in the country under one roof. We will wrap up the day enjoying the outstanding Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre production of “Singing in the Rain”.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner Theatre


Day 6  Lancaster County

This morning, after our delicious breakfast, we welcome on board a local guide who will show us “up close and personal” the Amish people and lifestyle. After our informative tour we will head over to Kitchen Kettle, a village of 42 restaurant and shops, enjoying lunch on our own and even time for buggy rides to the countryside. This afternoon you can chose between relaxing at our hotel and Plain & Fancy Farm or going to the quaint village of Lititz where we will tour the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery or browse the unique shops on your own. Dinner tonight will be at the famous award winning Miller’s Smorgasbord before returning to our hotel for the evening.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 Amish View Inn to Gettysburg

After our included breakfast at the hotel, we head to Gettysburg. Our first stop is at the famous Hall of Presidents & First Ladies Wax Museum. Next is Gettysburg Battlefield, starting our experience at the brand new state of the art National Battlefield Visitors Center. Enjoy the movie, Civil War Museum and lunch before a professionally guided Gettysburg Battlefield Tour. We will dine this evening at the historic 1776 Dobbins House Tavern, Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic house.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn Gettysburg


Day  8 Gettysburg to Youngstown

We will take off after breakfast for our beautiful trip across the backroads and view some of the most awesome scenery in America. We arrive at Old Bedford Village where we view history surrounded by over 40 log & stone buildings. A fascinating village “just the way it used to be” Departing Old Bedford we enjoy more Pennsylvania scenic wonders while we make our way to Shanksville. It will be an awesome memory to view the Flight 93 National Memorial. We will ponder the stillness of those moments as we travel to the Hampton Inn in Youngstown.

Included meal: Breakfast

Hotel: Hampton Inn Youngstown


Day 9 Youngstown to St. Charles, IL

Today will be a travel day stopping only for rest stops and to take nourishment. Our hotel this evening is the Country Inn & Suites in St. Charles. We’ll have a unique dining experience as we dine at Sweet Tomatoes.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Country Inn & Suites St. Charles


Day 10 St. Charles to Home

Following breakfast we depart for Home Sweet Home, enjoying our time with our new found friends.

Included meal: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,699
Single: $2,199
Triple: $1,599
Quad: $149

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Price Includes

Price per Person:

Double: $1699   Single: $2199   

Triple: $1599   Quad: $1529


Optional Travel Protection:  $116 double (per person)  / $149 single


Price incldues: 17 meals, Activities as stated


Deposit due per person: $100 pp due at time of reservation, Full payment due 30 days prior to departure


R&J Travel Bucks: $30 R&J Travel Bucks earned with this tour


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Tour Highlights

World’s Largest Shoe Store
New Wilmington & Volant
Punxsutawney and Phil the Groundhog
World Famous Horseshoe Curve
Allegheny Mountains
Hershey World
Amish Country Tour
The Gorgeous Amish View Inn in Lancaster County
Middletown & Hummelsville Train Ride
Village of Lititz and the  Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Gettysburg Battlefield
Old Bedford Village
Flight 93 Memorial
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