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Pocono Fall Foliage Featuring Germanfest

Poconos; Photo Credit Nicholas A. Tonelli
Poconos; Photo Credit Nicholas A. Tonelli GermanFest at The Waterfront at Silver Birches Luzerne County Courthouse; Photo Credit Erik Matey Stegmaier Mansion

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

What's better than the breathtaking sights of the Poconos in autumn? Adding in a Germanfest celebration, gaming entertainment, and a historic mansion with lunch and live entertainment!


2 Days/1 Night

Meals Included:

1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches


$349.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Hawley, PA
Lunch and themed entertainment at Silver Birches, Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley, PA (Germanfest)
Travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA
One overnight at the Woodlands Inn
Dinner on own
Optional: Mohegan Sun Casino Visit

Day 2:
Breakfast buffet at hotel
Check out
Guided Tour of the Luzerne County Courthouse
Lunch included at the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
Costume Guided Tour of Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
Enjoy entertainment by the Barbershoppers Quartet during lunch
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Germanfest at Silver Birches
Germanfest Featuring the Joe Lastovica Band

Enjoy this themed Show and Family Style Meal at The Waterfront at Silver Birches.

Coffee and Apple Streusel cake served upon arrival.

Artisan jewelry, gifts, and local specialty foods available.

Strudel making demonstration by the Chef
Make your own Pretzels
Music & Dancing with the Joe Lastovica Band

Open Bar with draft beer, wine and soda

Family style German Meal
Potato soup, apple sauce, sauerbraten with egg noodles, wurst and kraut, roast pork with gravy, red cabbage, fresh seasonal vegetable and apple strudel a la mode

German Show with the Joe Lastovica Band:
Tap your toes or sing along to the Joe Lastovica Band playing a spirited mix of German music, old favorites and contemporary classics. Interact with characters wearing traditional German costumes, including Heidi the Bavarian Beer Garden Girl and enjoy Marty Keller and his Alpine Horn & Bavarian Act. Compete in the Germanfest Olympic Games. The fun never stops!

Enjoy a snack before departure.

Optional: Mohegan Sun Casino Visit
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs celebrates the beauty and natural resources of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Inspiration for the architecture came from the rolling majesty of the Pocono Mountains and the richness of the Susquehanna River Valley.

There are countless opportunities of gaming fun with over 2,500 slots and table games such as Black Jack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Texas Hold 'Em, and more!

Dining options include Ruth's Chris Steak House, Rustic Kitchen Bistro and Bar, Bar Louie, Pearl Sushi Bar or casual dining at Timbers Buffet. The Sky Court Food Court offers Wolfgang Puck Express, Johnny Rockets, Wetzel's Pretzels, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and Betty & Joe's Coffee & Bake Shop.

There are also retail shops that include
Marshall Rousso, Mohegan Sun Logo Shop, Ruby Blue Accessories, bluwire, and Crossing Vineyards.

They have both scooter and wheelchair rentals available at either of the Coat Check counters. They are complimentary with a valid photo ID and they cannot be reserved ahead of time.

The Woodlands offers a shuttle to Mohegan Sun Casino; Package is TBA
Guests need to sign up for a Player's Card upon arrival. A state issued photo ID, passport, or Military ID is required.

Luzerne County Courthouse
Built at the end of the Victorian era and designed by noted architect Frederick John Osterling, it is a cruciform plan building in the Classical Revival style, with a central, 53 feet in diameter, central rotunda.

This grand structure features white marble, gold leaf, and stained glass. The Courthouse is also home to dozens of historical portraits including a portrait of George Catlin, the celebrated Native American painter.

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
As owners and operators of the Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the Stegmaier name was well known both in America and abroad.

This stunningly restored Victorian Mansion is every part accessible and "touchable" by visitors. Sit in the Ladies Parlor, enjoy a beer tasting in the Library and tour the B&B rooms that are available for accommodations when visiting the area. The Mansion was recently featured in Victorian Homes Magazine as one of the most beautiful Victorian mansions in Pennsylvania. The story of how this mansion was restored from a dilapidated boarding house to its current glory by owner Joe Matteo is awe-inspiring.

Enjoy lunch and entertainment featuring The Barbershopper's Quartet.

NOTE: The mansion is not handicapped accessible. There are 6 steps to get into the mansion. There are several steps from the first floor to the second floor bedroom tour. Those who cannot maneuver steps will remain on the first floor (dining room, gentleman's parlor, center hall, library, ladies parlor & conservatory).

The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Enjoy The Woodlands Inn, nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains with a peaceful stream winding through.

The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness room, and jacuzzi.
Alexander's in The Woods is their on-site day spa (appointments required).

The Woodlands is home to two unique restaurants � Crescenzo's (deck, poolside or indoor seating) and Shogun.
Enjoy your favorite beverage at the SKYY Vu Deck Bar (Seasonal) or enjoy Evolution nightclub.

Guestrooms include a hair dryer, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and iron/board.

The hotel is non-smoking.

The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, just minutes away.

-Stegmaier Mansion is not handicap accessible. There are 6 steps to get into the mansion. There are several steps from the first floor to the second floor bedroom tour. Those who cannot maneuver steps will remain on the first floor (dining room, gentleman's parlor, center hall, library, ladies parlor & conservatory)

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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