When: August 15 – 19
Length: 5 DAYS / 4 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 Hudson Valley enroute to the impressive United States Military Academy at West Point. Learn about all aspects of cadet life on a guided tour that will showcase many famous landmarks. An included luncheon will precede our tour. We travel to Danbury, CT, for a two- night stay. Dinner at a popular local restaurant is included tonight. (L, D)
Day 2: Fill your senses with sights and sounds as we ride the rails of the Hudson Valley aboard the Catskill Mountain Railroad. See the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard Ulster County’s scenic train. Ride in a vintage coach or enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views from our open cars. Later we journey down the mighty Hudson River and take in the stunning shoreline aboard the Rip Van Winkle. Relax on the cool-shaded deck while your narrated cruise shows millionaire estates, Hudson Valley lighthouses, and quiet villages. Dinner is again included tonight. (B, D)
Day 3: We travel to Essex Village, CT, and learn about life on the river at the Connecticut River Museum. After some time to explore the village and have lunch on your own, we ride the Essex Steam Train and enjoy the trip through the beautiful countryside of the Connecticut River Valley. We later hop on the Essex Riverboat, passing many famous sights on the popular steamboat excursion. Late afternoon, we visit Foxwoods Casino and enjoy a delicious buffet. If casino action is not your thing, browse the new Tanger Outlets. We spend the next two nights in the Mystic area. (B, D)
Day 4: We travel to Newport and enter the world of the Vanderbilts, Astors, and the wealthiest tycoons. Our guided tour will have us traveling on Bellevue Avenue, peppered with stunning mansions and gardens. We take in Ten-Mile Ocean Drive featuring magnificent views of the Atlantic. We then relax on a luncheon train ride showing the sights of Newport and Narragansett Bay. See sailing ships, historic mansions and natural rocky beaches on this delightful trip. Later, we tour the Marble House mansion, built with 500,000 cubic feet of American, Italian and African marbles. Dinner will be on your own in the Newport Harbor area. (B, L)
Day 5: We begin our journey home, returning late afternoon. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,200
Caper Coupon: $12.00
Price includes: 4 nights accommodations, 3 dinners, 2 luncheons including a luncheon train, 4 breakfasts, West Point Academy, Catskill Mountain Railroad, Hudson Valley cruise, Essex Steam Train and River Boat, Newport Tour, Marble House and deluxe motorcoach transportation.