See the homes of presidents and millionaires, plus see the world's future leaders in training, and taste the work of tomorrow's best chefs.
Day 1-2 Travel to New York’s Turning Stone Casino Resort
We begin with a welcome dinner and overnight in Ohio before coming to the Empire State. We make our way across upstate New York to the beautiful Turning Stone Casino Resort, our home for the night. 2 Dinners and breakfast
Day 3 Hudson River Cruise
We arrive in the Hudson Valley in time for lunch at Mariner’s Harbor Restaurant for waterfront dining overlooking the historic Hudson River. After lunch, we climb aboard the Rip Van Winkle, a modern 300 passenger vessel, for an unforgettable cruise past picturesque lighthouses, millionaire’s sumptuous estates lining the beautiful Hudson River. Later, we check into our hotel where a delicious dinner awaits. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4 The Best of the Hudson Valley
This morning a local guide joins us for a tour of Hyde Park. The highlight is a visit to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Home and Library, the birthplace and home to our 32nd President, preserved as he knew it during the closing years of his life. We then visit the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) where a narrated tour given by a current CIA student shows us the institute. Lunch here, a culinary experience, is also included. We’ll also visit the Frederick Vanderbilt Mansion, a fine example of Beaux Arts architecture. Built in 1896-98, the mansion affords magnificent views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. At the impressive Rhinecliff Hotel, a historic railway hotel built in 1854, we are given a chocolate and wine presentation hosted by renowned chocolatier, Oliver Kita, before our included dinner at the Rhinecliff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5 West Point, Hotel Thayer and Brotherhood Winery
At the U. S. Military Academy a local guide takes on a narrated tour of the campus of West Point. The Academy’s mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets to serve the nation as an officer in the US Army. While on the campus, we also visit the West Point Museum. Then, we enjoy a lovely buffet luncheon at the Historic Hotel Thayer, a national historic treasure, located on the grounds of West Point. Our next stop is at the Brotherhood Winery. With its first commercial vintage produced in 1839, it is commonly acknowledged to be the oldest operating winery in the United States. Experience the enigmatic atmosphere of Brotherhood Winery by taking a tour through our vast network of underground cellars followed by a tasting in a modern showroom. Dinner tonight is at Shadow on the Hudson, featuring spectacular views of the Hudson River.
Day 6-7 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and Home
We visit the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor followed by a farewell dinner and overnight in Pennsylvania. We return home from our Hudson Valley adventure which we hope you’ve enjoyed. 2 Breakfasts and dinner