"NORA ROBERTS HOMETOWN TOUR"
110 East Walnut Street 717 244-7645 PO Box 428 800 673-2432 Red Lion, PA 17356-0428 TOURS & TRAVEL NORA ROBERTS HOMETOWN TOUR July 13, 2008 This lively excursion to little Boonsboro, Maryland, celebrates phenomenal writer Nora Roberts. Visit Turn The Page Bookstore, run by Nora’s husband, Bruce, and get a book signed by Nora. Have lunch at a restaurant owned by Nora’s son. Tour a local museum with Civil War artifacts and old-time shops, tour an 1800s log house, and discover wonders underground at Crystal Grottoes. Make this summer Sunday a fun day! Travel toward little Boonsboro in Maryland’s Washington County to celebrate Nora Roberts, the phenomenally successful writer who lives nearby. Picking up a local guide in Hagerstown, head first to Boonsboro’s Bowman House, a typical Western Maryland log house from the early 1800s. John Bowman purchased the house in 1868 and established Boonsboro Pottery, operating a kiln in back of the building. Next visit the Turn The Page bookstore run by Nora Roberts’ husband, Bruce Wilder. Browse the books, enjoy tea or coffee and a muffin, and receive a book signed by Nora. (Nora’s success as a writer has been nothing less than astounding: she has authored more than 150 romance and mystery novels, dominated the New York Times Bestseller List, and was one of only two writers named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2007.) Continuing our Roberts family theme, enjoy lunch at Vesta, a casual local restaurant owned by Nora’s son, Dan, and his wife. (The trilogy of Roberts’ projects in Boonsboro includes remaking an old Boonsboro hotel into a showplace inn; sadly, a fire in February burned down the historic structure.) While in town, also visit Boonsborough Museum, which has an extensive Civil War collection, displays of ceramics and glassware, ancient artifacts, and reconstructions of a cabinetmaker's shop and an old-time country store. Our tour concludes with marvels underground when we visit Crystal Grottoes Caverns. Learn about fascinating geological processes as you stroll illuminated walkways. Return home delighted by a fun day celebrating creation from nature’s slow formation to Nora Robert’s prolific Bowman House production. Expected arrival in New Cumberland is 5:50 PM, York 6:30 PM, Red Lion 7:00 PM. DEPARTURES: CAPE HORN (Red Lion): 7:30 AM QUEENSGATE (York): 8:00 AM CAPITAL CITY AIRPORT (New Cumberland): 8:40 AM PACKAGE INCLUDES: Deluxe Motorcoach transportation, lunch at Vesta in Boonsboro, the Bowman House, Turn The Page Bookstore with paperback signed by Nora Roberts and coffee or tea and muffin, Boonsborough Museum, Crystal Grottoes Caverns, guide, and escort. PRICE PER PERSON: $108 DEPOSIT/FINAL PAYMENT/CANCELLATIONS: A deposit of $25 is due within 10 days of booking. Seat assignments are made based upon when we receive payment for your booked tour. Balance due by June 13, 2008. Cancellation date is June 13, 2008. Full refund will be given if cancelled by this date except for some tours such as Broadway Shows and Nascar, etc. These may involve non-refundable payments. There is a fee of $30 per person for cancellations received after this date. Plus any money for tour features or services paid to suppliers for your reservation, that is not refunded to Red Lion, can not be refunded to you. This includes any expenses we incur as a result of the cancellation. NO REFUND for cancellations received within 48 hours of tour departure. All cancellation calls must be received during regular office hours, no voice mail messages. NO REFUNDS for failure to show up on day of tour. SORRY – NO EXCEPTIONS! Any refunds will be paid after tour has completed and refunds have been received from suppliers by Red Lion. CANCELLATION/INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: We recommend you purchase insurance so if you have to cancel your reservation due to illness or a death in the family, you will be able to file an insurance claim to get your money refunded. If purchased within 7 days of your initial payment, pre-existing medical conditions will be waived. The cost is $19 per person. Please fill out, sign, and return form to our office with your check payable to Red Lion Tours & Travel. Call if you would like additional information.