Bus Trips

Choose Your Adventure!  Join us (almost) monthly, as we visit new places and some seasoned favorites.
Questions?  Contact Chalet at 717-292-3634 or charris@dovertownship.org.  

General Information

  • All bus trips depart from the Dover Township Building located at 2480 W. Canal Rd.
  • Prices listed do not include a tip for the driver. Your host will collect this tip on the return trip.
  • Payment for bus trips must be in the form of either cash or check.
  • No alcohol is permitted on the bus.
  • No smoking is allowed on the bus.
  • Persons violating the smoking and/or alcohol rules will not be permitted on future bus trips.
  • Each adult needs to complete a registration form.  Children can be included on the adult form.
  • Please register your party at one time so we can keep your group together.
  • All prices listed are per person.
  • Resident pricing is for Dover or West Manchester Township residents.

2017 Trips

Sep 16th – Flight 93 Memorial

Pay your respects to the men and women who heroically died while aboard Flight 93 on 9/11/01. We will travel to the Flight 93 National Memorial. Wear your walking shoes if you would like to see the Memorial Groves, Allee and Wetlands Bridge. The bus will then continue to downtown Bedford where many different food options await. There are many antique and specialty shops in Bedford.

Cost: prices are per person
$40 – Dover or West Manchester Township resident
$50 – non-resident

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Sep 23rd – Sunfest at Ocean City, MD

Our annual trip to the beach returns!  French fries, taffy, music, or just sit by the ocean.  Say goodbye to summer without having to drive.  This is one of our most popular trips.  It sells out every year.  Be sure to book your seat early!

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $40
Non-resident: $50

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Oct 13th – Eastern State Penitentiary

Will you survive one of the scariest haunted houses in the country? Terror Behind the Walls is located inside a REAL PRISON that is also known to be haunted. After your scare, wind down in The Speakeasy at Al Capone’s Cell where you will enjoy live entertainment, snacks and two drinks per guest (over 21—must show valid ID). This trip is intended to scare and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. All parties are required to fill out a waiver to be allowed entry. Children under 18 require a parent/guardian signature. Under 7 not permitted.  All participants need to complete the TBTW Waiver listed below.  Parent/guardian signature required for children under age 18.

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $80
Non-resident: $90

Oct 21st – Gettysburg

Join us for a guided tour of Gettysburg!  Our guide will be with us for the entire trip.  Start by learning about Dover’s role in the Civil War.  At Gettysburg, the 2-2 ½ hour guided tour will feature the following areas – McPherson Ridge, Peace Light, Seminary, VA Monument/Confederate Ave., Little Round Top, High Water Mark.  After the tour, you will have time to grab lunch on your own on Steinwehr Ave.  There are also many neat shops in this area.  Want more history?  For an additional $10, you can have a question and answer session/lunch with the guide from 1:30-2:30pm at the Appalachian Brewing Company (lunch is not included).

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $35 ($45 with extra session)
Non-resident: $45 ($55 with extra session)

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Oct 28th – Harpers Ferry

A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past.  Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields.  The bus will drop off at the Visitor Center where you can to ride the shuttle bus into Lower Town.  Hiking out onto the train bridge and crossing to the C&O Canal is a neat trek!

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $35
Non-resident: $45

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Nov 4th – Nora Roberts trip – Boonsboro, MD & Antietam Battlefield

First stop on this trip is the Antietam Battlefield. You will explore the Visitors Center and about this impactful Civil War battle. Then you will drive through the battlefield to see the Bloody Lane and the Burnside Bridge. Next, travel to Boonsboro, MD. Grab lunch at Dan’s Restaurant & Taphouse or Vesta Pizzeria. Visit Turn the Page Bookstore (run by Nora Roberts’ husband) and see the restored Boonsboro Inn that is referenced in Nora Roberts’ books. There will be a stop for dinner at a fast food restaurant on the way home.

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $35
Non-resident: $45

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Dec 9th – New York City “On Your Own”

The bus will drop off close to Times Square.

You’ve not seen NYC until you’ve seen it all dressed up for the Holidays!  Go see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (book tickets now!), ice skate under the big tree at Rockefeller Center, check out the window displays on Fifth Ave., travel up the old escalators to find Santaland at Macy’s and don’t forget the shopping!

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: $50
Non-resident: $60

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Dec 16th – Christmas Village

Lights, Lights and MORE lights!  More than one million lights cover buildings, barns and more.  Plus, it’s set beside a lake which adds to the wonder.  In 1948, the Koziar family decorated their home for their own enjoyment.  Each year, they added more and more lights.  Soon the neighbors wanted permission to see and Christmas Village was born!  There are many small buildings, including a post office & bakery, that have their own displays, gift shops and Santa.  There are also indoor and outdoor train displays.

Cost: prices are per person
Dover or West Manchester Township resident: Ages 11+ $44; Ages 4-10 $42
Non-resident: Ages 11+ $54; Ages 4-10 $44

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