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24th Annual Cardinal Migration

Otterbein University Alumni  
24th Annual Cardinal Migration
May 7-10, 2018
Full Itinerary

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York County Pennsylvania, is the Factory Tour Capital of the World.  From motorcycles to potato chips, York County offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the making of some of America’s favorite products. Additionally, York County is a great place to explore the rich history of Pennsylvania and the United States. The first capital of the U.S., York provides a number of unique museums and historic sites, including a replica of the Colonial Courthouse where the Continental Congress met to ratify the Articles of Confederation during their nine-month stay in the region.

Gettysburg National Battlefield, site of a turning point in the Civil War, now part of Gettysburg National Military Park, is another amazing historical site. The park also includes the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, displaying Civil War artifacts, and the Gettysburg National Cemetery, where a memorial marks the site of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address.

Day 1 - Monday, May 7, 2018--Travel to York, PA

Departing by motor coach from Westerville, Ohio, we travel to our host city, York, PA, for the 2018 Otterbein Migration. On the way, we will stop at Flight 93 National Memorial: A common field one day, A field of honor forever. One of America’s newest memorials, The Tower of Voices, is conceived as a monumental, 93-feet-tall musical instrument holding forty wind chimes. After our observance, we will enjoy lunch on our own before checking into the Heritage Hills Resort in York, PA. (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018--Made in America Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Today’s experiences start with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vehicle Operations. This factory tour offers you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a legend. See first-hand how these legendary machines come to life and take a look at the manufacturing and assembly processes.

Next, we experience Turkey Hill Dairy. Have you ever wondered why ice cream tastes so good?turkey-hill-neopaltin We’ll find out at this 26,000-square-foot dairy experience. Turkey Hill is famous for its ice cream and iced tea-making processes. The tour includes interactive exhibits (including a chance to make our own ice cream flavor), a café, a gift shop, and lots of other fun activities for the entire group!   

After lunch on our own at the City Market and a city tour of historical York, we will visit Bluett Bros. Violins where Mark, the owner, will walk us through the process of crafting a violin: from choosing the wood, carving and tap toning to the finishing process. We will learn about the correlation of stringed instruments throughout history, as well as the acoustic properties that connect each genre of music. Finally, we will stop by the nearby Stauffer’s Factory Outlet Store. Known worldwide for their animal crackers and cookies, Stauffer’s offers a wide variety of other cookies, candies and salty treats which delight shoppers with every visit. (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018--Gettysburg, PA

sunset-at-gettysburg-battlefieldToday’s experience is Gettysburg’s National Military Park and Battlefield. First, we will enjoy the film "A New Birth of Freedom," the Cyclorama painting--longer than a football field and weighing three tons!-- and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, with 11 exhibit halls. We'll then relax with an included lunch at the Dobbin House, a historic 1776 stone home beautifully and authentically restored and now a colonial manner restaurant and gift shop. After lunch, we will be joined by a local guide for our battlefield tour.

After freshening up back at the hotel, we will dine at Wyndridge Farm. Here we'll be greeted with picturesque views of rolling green fields and sweet-smelling orchards. Rustic but elegant, Wyndridge has the heart of a historic Pennsylvania farm, with a soul that celebrates life. This is an estate farm, supporting and buying from local farmers. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4 - Thursday, May 10, 2018--Depart for Home

This morning, we depart on our bus back to Westerville, Ohio, with great memories of York and Gettysburg! (Breakfast included)

Your special pricing includes:

  • Roundtrip coach transportation from Westerville*
  • Driver gratuity, travel insurance
  • Three nights lodging at Heritage Hills Resort, York, PA
  • Six meals includes: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Admission to all tours & attractions in itinerary

 *If you wish to drive on your own, join us by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Heritage Hills Resort for registration and dinner. (Please note, there is no cost difference if you drive separately.)

Price of package:

$729 per person double
$929 per person single

Act now! Reserve your spot with payment by Feb. 1, 2018.

To book this fascinating trip, call Warther Travel Tours at 330-556-4535.