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The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Mixed in with magnificent mansions in New York comes spooky tales of supernatural marvel, history of the Headless Horseman, and the most amazing display of carved pumpkins you have ever seen at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

  • Knickerbocker Tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

  • Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate

  • The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor

  • Myths and Mysteries Tour at The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

  • Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving

  • 2 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

This morning we will depart for the Historic Hudson Valley for a guided Knickerbocker tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Here we will trace the footsteps of Washington Irving's most famous character, Ichabod Crane, in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" as we walk to the author's final resting place. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today, see the Old Dutch Church, and admire the cemetery's art. Following time for lunch on our own, we will have a guided tour of Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate. The house, art galleries, sculpture collection, and the Coach Barn will all be included in the tour of this historic site. Next, we check-in to the Sheraton Hotel in Tarrytown with time to freshen up before having dinner at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will head to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor. This event features more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins! Meander through a riverside landscape and discover a display of snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, and even a colossal Stonehenge all made of pumpkins.


Day 2

This morning after breakfast, we will enjoy a "Myths and Mysteries" tour of The Armour-Stiner Octagon House. Delve into the myths and mysteries of this home from its unique dome shape resembling an ancient Roman temple, to its octagonal floor plan rooted in 19th century Phrenology, to speculations of a resident ghost. Hear tales of the unexplained and uncanny events that have occurred in this magical house while experiencing the delight of this meticulously restored architectural wonder. Following time for lunch on our own, we will visit Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving. Guides, costumed in formal dress of the period, explain how Irving designed the house and grounds himself to reflect his romantic views of art, nature, and history. Our arrival home will be early evening.



Some of these events are held outdoors. Dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a flashlight.

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules, or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into consideration.

B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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