July 6-8, 2023
Music, art, beautiful scenery...and so much more!
Explore the Berkshires with PRIME TIME™ on July 6th – 8th and discover a world that not only exudes small town warmth and hospitality, and is also a treasure trove of culture and art. Nestled in the rolling hills between New York and Boston, the Berkshires offers serene mountain vistas and world-class cultural attractions. Experience a unique combination of historic inns, fine dining and the arts (modern and performing), all set within the stunning scenery of the Berkshire Mountains.
Day 1: After a morning departure, we’ll travel to the historic village of Shelburne Falls. Located just off the Mohawk Trail, this village was selected as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. After lunch at a landmark restaurant, there’s time to walk about the village and discover all the natural beauty, fine arts and unique shops. Shelburne Falls is also home to the Bridge of Flowers. The only one of its kind in the world, this former trolley bridge boasts over 500 varieties of annuals and perennials which bloom throughout the seasons.
Later, we’ll make our way to Stockbridge, the town made famous by Norman Rockwell. This afternoon, we check in to the Red Lion Inn, our home for the next two evenings. Celebrating 250 years, the Red Lion is the quintessential Berkshire hotel. In the evening, we’ll have dinner at the hotel (L, D).
Day 2: In the morning, we’ll enjoy breakfast at our hotel before we travel to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. One of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, The Clark is known for its stunning natural surroundings and intimate galleries which feature European and American paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.
In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Hancock Shaker Museum. The Shakers emigrated from England to America in 1774 and at their peak in the 1830s, some 300 Shakers lived at Hancock. Although the last Shakers left in the 1960s, the village now operates as a living museum. Following our guided tour, we’ll re-board the coach and return to Stockbridge. There’s free time to explore historic Main Street in this unique town which seems to have been frozen in time. Dinner will be at a local restaurant (B, L, D).
Day 3: The hills are alive with the sounds of Tanglewood! After breakfast, we’ll make our way to the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 524-acre grounds include Tanglewood Music Center and Seiji Ozawa Hall, two of the top ranked music halls in the world! Upon our arrival, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and learn the history of Tanglewood. Following the tour, we’ll settle into our seats to experience the creative process behind a BSO concert and learn how a performance transforms from a work in progress to a work of art. For today’s Open Rehearsal, Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Habibi and Montgomery featuring Julia Bullock, soprano and Hillary Hahn, violin. After the performance, we’ll depart for home … but first, we’ll make a stop for lunch at Mazzeo’s Ristorante (B, L).
Trip cost is:
Double Occupancy: $949 PT Members / $999 Guests
Triple Occupancy: $849 PT Members / $899 Guests
Single Occupancy: $1340 PT Members
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- 2 Nights deluxe accommodations at the Red Lion Inn
- 7 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners
- Visit to Shelburne Falls
- Docent-led tour of the Clark Art Museum
- Guided tour of Hancock Shaker Village
- Tour of Tanglewood & Open Rehearsal Concert
- Baggage handling, room & meal taxes plus gratuities
- Escorted by Bank personnel
Space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first come – first served basis. Questions? Call Sharon Patton at 508.828.5305 or send an email to: [email protected]
To make a reservation:
Simply click here then complete the reservation form and submit. (Payments should be received no later than 5 days after reservation has been confirmed).
Convenient departures from Attleboro, Franklin, New Bedford and Taunton (a minimum of 10 people is required for location pick-up).
In the event that it becomes necessary to cancel your reservation we will make every effort to grant a full refund provided notification is received at least 21 days prior to the event. In some situations, certain non-refundable charges may be deducted from the amount of the refund.
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