Movie Stars & Lucy Laughs

From Pennsylvania, to Ohio, & then to New York! We'll hit the historical entertainment stops you've only dreamed of. Begin with the Clayton Mansion & Andy Warhol Museum. Make our way to the Clark Gable Foundation before exploring where Lucille Ball grew up. Enjoy an exploration tour on the Chautauqua Belle & an amazing lunch at the Tropicana Room. Finish up your tour at the National Comedy Center, Jimmy Stewart Museum, and much more!

Duration
5 Days /4 Nights

Group size
35+

Customization
Available!
Tour Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 3 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.
Highlights:
  • Clayton Mansion
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Clark Gable Foundation
  • Lunch at Tara's Country Inn
  • Lucille Ball
  • Chautauqua Belle
  • Tropicana Room
  • National Comedy Center
  • Jimmy Stewart Museum
  • Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Covered Bridge Tour

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Clayton Mansion & Andy Warhol Museum
  • Arrive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Your first stop is at the beautifully restored Clayton Mansion for a tour revealing the lifestyle of a prominent, wealthy family who lived in Pittsburgh at the height of the city’s cultural and economic importance.
  • Visit the Andy Warhol Museum, the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon, Andy Warhol.
  • Check-in to your local area hotel prior to an included dinner at a train station turned upscale restaurant with seafood & steaks plus a more casual attached saloon. (Meals: D)
 
Day 2 - Clark Gable Foundation & Depart for New York
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to check out & exploring the Clark Gable Foundation. See the bedroom where "The King of Hollywood" was born in 1901, and several of his belongings, such as his boyhood sled & grown-up Cadillac.
  • Lunch is included at Tara Plantation - A Country Inn. Reminiscent of “Gone with the Wind”, a 1854 Greek Revival-style mansion built in the Civil War era.
  • Arrive in New York & check-in to your resort on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Designed to evoke the spirit of the grand hotels of yesteryear while offering modern amenities for today's traveler.
  • Enjoy dinner included at the beautiful Athenaeum Hotel on Chautauqua Lake. Offering spectacular views and home to elegant formal dinners, elaborate buffets, & picnic lunches. Your group will experience a high standard in culinary excellence and attention to presentation. (Meals: B, L, D)
 
Day 3 - Lucille Ball, Chautauqua Belle, & Tropicana Room
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel prior to departing with your Step on Guide.
  • See Jamestown, New York through the eyes of Lucy! Explore places of significance to Lucille Ball. You will see the house where she was born, the house where she grew up, the cemetery where she and her family are at rest, and much more, including the infamous Lucy statues.
  • Relax during a Historic Tour on the Chautauqua Belle! Enjoy the beautiful Chautauqua Lake during a cruise all while learning about Chautauqua Institution and the million dollar homes on “millionaire row”.
  • Lunch is included at the Tropicana Room at Desilu Studios. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of this recreation of Ricky Ricardo’s famous Manhattan night club. Enjoy a delicious themed meal while you watch your favorite episodes of “I Love Lucy”.
  • Explore the Lucy Desi Museum. Learn about the lives, careers, and legacies of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz while immersing yourself in the ultimate fan experience with original costumes, props, awards, and exact re-creations of the I Love Lucy sets.
  • Return to hotel for a free evening and dinner on own. (Meals: B, L)
 
Day 4 - National Comedy Center & Jimmy Stewart Museum
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel before checking out.
  • Arrive at the National Comedy Center, one of the “World’s Greatest Places” by TIME. It is the United States’ official cultural institution and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to the art of comedy.
  • Depart with an included box lunch on your way to Pennsylvania for the Jimmy Stewart Museum. The museum is dedicated to world renowned actor Jimmy Stewart. Check out his personal & career history, artifacts, 50 seat movie theatre, and Gift Shop.
  • Check-in to your area hotel prior to a farewell dinner included at a restaurant mixing fine dining with a choice between a vintage indoor experience inside a Victorian house or casual outdoor dining on an elegant patio area. 
  • This evening, entertainment includes a Jimmy Stewart impersonator performing your favorite movie scenes! (Meals: B, L, D)
 
Day 5 - Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, Flight 93 National Memorial, & Covered Bridge Tour
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel before checking out.
  • Depart for the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site for a live presentation. Examine the actual yellow rescue capsule on display at the visitors center. You can see what is left of that broken drill bit that brought tears to everyone's eyes when it broke and separated us from the miners.
  • Later, arrive at Flight 93 National Memorial. The story of Flight 93 is a story of hope, courage, and unity. When confronted with the urgency of their situation, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act heroically and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The National Park Foundation (NPF) has supported Flight 93 National Memorial for over a decade, providing funding for vital projects, including the construction of park buildings and reforestation efforts.
  • Enjoy lunch on own prior to meeting your GUIDE and departing on a Covered Bridge Driving Tour. This 9-bridge tour is about 90 minutes and approximately 40 miles long. Explore some of the most beautiful parts of the Alleghenies.
  • Depart for home. (Meals: B)
 
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