New York City & the Hudson River Valley 2020

October 16 – 22, 2020

 

Friday, October 16
Today depart on your flight to the New York City area. Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in Manhattan to begin a three-night stay.

Saturday, October 17
Today enjoy a New York City Tour featuring many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions and areas. Join your local guide to learn more about this great city and see Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Times Square, Little Italy, Central Park and famous landmarks like the Chrysler & Empire State Buildings and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Make a stop at Rockefeller Center, a famous venue for dining, shopping and entertainment. Tonight “head out in the city” for a fun filled evening. Start with a Pre-Theatre Welcome Dinner at a popular local restaurant. Later see an exciting Broadway Show with your fellow travelers in the world’s most famous theatre district. (B, D)

Sunday, October 18
This morning board a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. Ellis Island was the first stop in the American journey for millions of immigrants from around the world. This afternoon visit the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute of remembrance to the victims & events of 9/11. Then visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a moving experience located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center which documents the impact of the events and explores the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. Also, travel to the top of One World Trade Center Observation Deck for stunning views of the New York City Skyline. This evening is at leisure to enjoy the wonders of the “Big Apple” on your own. (B)

Monday, October 19
Depart New York City and begin your journey to the scenic Hudson Valley, which extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan and is designated as a National Heritage Area steeped in history, natural beauty and culture. Visit the historic and scenic Boscobel House & Gardens, the 1808 house is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture, furniture and decorative arts. Later visit the famous and historic U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the oldest military academy in the country. Trace the footsteps of Presidents, Generals and other great leaders as you tour the campus and enjoy a brief film presentation about this prestigious institution. Later check into your Hudson Valley area property for a three-night stay. (B)

Tuesday, October 20
This morning travel to Hyde Park for a visit to the FDR National Historic Site to learn more about the lives and careers of President FDR and his wife Eleanor. Enjoy a tour of the well preserved estate featuring the home, museum, library and graves of Franklin and Eleanor. This afternoon visit and tour Crown Maple Syrup, a state-of-the-art sugar house where you’ll trace the miles-long journey of organic maple sap from tree to barrel. The popular sweet tour culminates with a 5 stage tasting and a view into the hand bottling and sugar making operation. (B)

Wednesday, October 21
This morning visit New Paltz to tour Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District featuring the oldest street in America including original architecture dating to the early 1700s. Later visit the quaint and former railroad hub city of Kingston, New York’s first capital city and burned by the British on October 16, 1777 after the Battles of Saratoga. This afternoon depart out of Kingston on a scenic Hudson River Cruise. Relax and enjoy clear views of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions and other notable locations on this 2-hour sightseeing cruise. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers at a popular local restaurant. (B, D)

Thursday, October 22
Today travel back to the New York City Area to fly home filled with wonderful memories of New York City & the Hudson River Valley. (B)

 

Trip Includes:
  New York City Tour
  Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  9/11 Memorial & Museum
  Broadway Show
  One World Trade Center Observation Deck
  Rockefeller Center
  Times Square & Central Park
  West Point Tour
  New Paltz & Historic Huguenot Street
  Hyde Park – FDR Historic Site
  Crown Maple Syrup
  Boscobel House & Gardens
  Hudson River Cruise
  Admissions & Sightseeing per Itinerary
  Roundtrip Airfare from St. Louis
  6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  8 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 2-Dinners
  Professional Tour Director
  Baggage Handling at Hotels
  Motor coach Transportation

Pricing:
$3,475 per person / double occupancy
$4,775 per person / single occupancy

Deposit – $300 per person due at registration
Travel Insurance: $275 per person
Final balance due July 1, 2020

For more information about this trip, contact Sheri Rodebaugh at 217-258-0440, or toll free 866-661-2582.