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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 history of the Headless Horseman, scarecrows, and the most amazing display of carved pumpkins you have ever seen at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

  • Lodging at the Sheraton Hotel, Tarrytown

  • Knickerbocker Tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

  • Washington Irving home tour

  • Master Storyteller - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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

  • Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate

  • Lyndhurst Mansion

  • 2 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

This morning we will depart to the Historic Hudson Valley to begin our Spooktacular weekend beginning with 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. We will also enter the cemetery's 114 year old receiving vault, stop at a Revolutionary War monument, and admire the cemetery's art. We will next visit 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 will make a quick stop at the Sheraton Hotel in Tarrytown before having dinner at a local restaurant. We will be at the hotel for just a short time so, if you'd like to freshen up before dinner, be sure to pack what you need in your carry-on bag as our luggage will be delivered to the rooms while we have our meal. Following our dinner, we'll depart for The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, the very church from the legend! Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, recounts The Legend of Sleepy Hollow accompanied by live, spooky organ music. Then we'll walk through The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor. This event features more than 4,000 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, even a colossal Stonehenge all made of pumpkins.


Day 2

This morning, after breakfast, we visit the Lyndhurst Mansion where we will see over 300 scarecrows representing famous artists and historical figures, all made by local students. Following time for lunch on your own, we will visit Sunnyside, the home of Washington Irving, author of The Headless Horseman. Our arrival home will be early evening.



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 can not 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 the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

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 limitation 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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