When: September 23 – 26
Length: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:30 A.M., Hbg E 6:45 A.M., Hbg W 6:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: We travel through the New York Adirondack Mountains enroute to the colorful Balloon Festival in the Lake George area. We first travel to Hyde Park, NY and have a special luncheon at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the students of America’s premier culinary school. We also tour the fabulous Vanderbilt Mansion, located on the Hudson River. We continue to Lake George and enjoy an included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (L, D)
Day 2: We travel to Saratoga Springs and discover the “Spa Resort.” Get your camera ready for the picturesque village filled with Victorian architecture and gardens. Hear all about the historic race track, famous residents and more. Next, we set sail aboard the largest cruise ship on Lake George and enjoy a scrumptious hot and cold lunch paired with live music. We then attend the Adirondack Balloon Festival. Take a stroll around and see the many different crafters and entertainment available at the festival. Then get ready for the spectacular Balloon Flight at sunset over the picturesque Adirondack Mountains. (Weather permitting) We enjoy a dinner this evening at a popular local restaurant before returning to our hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 3: We depart the Lake George area this morning enroute to charming Cooperstown, where we tour the Baseball Hall of Fame. We enjoy an included lunch this afternoon and give you some free time to explore Cooperstown before continuing on to the Poughkeepsie area where we spend the night. (B, L)
Day 4: We drive through the Hudson Valley and tour the impressive West Point Military Academy. Learn all aspects of cadet life as we view the main Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Parade Field and the gravesites of many famous soldiers. We also enjoy an included luncheon before we begin the final leg of our tour filled with the memories of our balloon adventure. (B, L)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,350
Caper Coupon: $13.50
Price includes: 3 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 4 luncheons including one at the Culinary Institute, luncheon cruise and one train luncheon, Vanderbilt Mansion, Saratoga Springs tour, Balloon Festival, Baseball Hall of Fame, West Point Military Academy and deluxe motorcoach transportation.