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How exciting, a trip to the gorgeous Hudson Valley. Located just north of New York City and extending south of Albany, the Hudson Valley has been a destination for visitors from far and wide. This historic region offers mansion tours, museums and numerous historic sites. There is so much to see and do in this area from the sites rich in history to the beauty that surrounds you today. Come with us on our journey back in time nearly 300 years.

Adventure Day 1 – Monday, June 22, 2009
Our first day out, we enjoy the passing scenery as we travel through Tennessee on our way to Winchester, VA where we will have dinner on our own and spend our first night.

Adventure Day 2 – Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We continue our journey today and arrive in the Hudson River Valley – a beautiful sight to see. This afternoon we tour West Point, the world’s premier leader development institution founded in 1802. A favorite expression at West Point is that “much of the history we teach was made by people we taught.”. Great leaders such as Grant, Lee, Pershing, MacArthur, Eisenhower and Patton are among the graduates. Our hotel for the night is in Fishkill.

Adventure Day 3 – Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A hot buffet breakfast starts our day and we eagerly begin our adventure. Today is the day we travel back in time – 300 years – when we visit the National Historic Landmark district Huguenot Street. It features seven unique stone houses dating to the early 1700’s, a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church, all in their original village setting. We will also visit General Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Today the house is furnished to appear as it did at the time the General, Mrs. Washington, and their staffs lived and worked in it. Your will gain a better understanding of the lives of the men and women who built the great nation in which we live. Then on to the Pride of the Hudson for an afternoon cruise through the history and majestic beauty of the Hudson River.

Adventure Day 4 – Thursday, June 25, 2009
Today we begin another adventurous day after a hot buffet breakfast. This morning we visit the Vanderbilt Mansion. In terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems and landscape, it is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place, illustrating the changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War. It is unusual today because so few examples survive in the 21st century. After lunch we will tour Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill – the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady. We will also visit the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Presidential Library and Museum of the only President elected to four terms. Dinner will be a special treat at a beautiful restaruant on an outdoor terrace overlooking the bluff.

Adventure Day 5 – Friday, June 26, 2009
After our hot buffet breakfast, we eagerly start the day with a tour of Kykuit, the hilltop estate of John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in America, and four generations of the Rockefeller family. For architecture, remarkable gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery, a trip to Kykuit is simply amazing. The six-story stone house; the expansive, terraced gardens; collections of art, tapestries, automobiles and horse-drawn carriages are also part of the experience. Who would guess that Union Church, an unassuming country church contains famous stained glass windows. Visitors marvel at the colorful rose window created for the church by Henri Matisse, his last work of art before his death. Nine beautiful stained glass windows were designed by Marc Chagall. We begin our journey home stopping in Winchester, VA.

Adventure Day 6 – Saturday, June 27, 2009
After a good nights sleep, we continue on our way home.

DEPOSITS AND DETAILS:
Deposit of $200 due with reservation. Optional insurance due with reservation. Final payment due May 7, 2009.


Price per Person:
Single: $1,038
Double: $749
Triple: $622
Quad: $592
Optional Insurance: $67 single, $48 double, $34 triple or quad


Trip Highlights:
Roundtrip luxury Motorcoach transportation with tour escort
Five nights lodging
Roundtrip luggage handling for one piece of luggage
Huguenot Street
General Washington's headquarters
Pride of the Hudson cruise
Vanderbilt Mansion
Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's home
Home, Library and Museum of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Kykuit, Home of John D. Rockefeller
Union Church
Four meals - three breakfasts, one dinner

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