When: August 6 – 8
Length: 3 DAYS / 2 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 to the scenic Mohawk Valley in New York. We arrive mid–afternoon and visit the Gems Along the Mohawk, featuring 70 specialty shops showcasing the manufacturing legacy and products of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. We relax over dinner at the Waterfront Grill before boarding the Lil’ Diamond III for a cruise on the historic Erie Canal, traveling through a lock. We gently glide through the waterway, enjoying the sights and sounds of the area and indulge your spirit of adventure as we are raised and lowered twenty feet inside a lock. We spend the night in the Utica area. (D)
Day 2: This morning we tour Herkimer Diamond Mines, featuring the famous double-terminated quartz crystals. We explore the museum’s collection of mineral specimens, rare rock crystals and more before heading into the surface mine to prospect. We then travel to Cooperstown and enjoy an included lunch before touring the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, showcasing all the greats of our nation’s pastime. A delicious dinner concludes our day. (B, L, D)
Day 3: We depart for the Catskill Mountains and the Rip Van Winkle Flyer on the Delaware and Ulster Railroad. Our daytime luncheon train offers a leisurely rail cruise through New York’s picturesque Catskill Mountains. Enjoy a firstclass luncheon while traveling the rails through the Catskills. Following our train excursion, we begin our return trip home with fond memories of our Erie Canal and Catskill Railway adventure. (B, L)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 900
Caper Coupon: $9.00
Price includes: 2 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 2 lunches including luncheon train excursion, 2 breakfasts, Erie Canal cruise, Herkimer Diamond Mine, Baseball Hall of Fame, Rip Van Winkle Flyer train excursion and motorcoach.