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Sit Back in Comfort and enjoy the ride on our safe, Luxury Motorcoaches which offer reclining seats, Restrooms, and Windows offering panoramic views. Our Drivers are the safest drivers in the Industry and adhere to our tough standards of excellence. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that we will get you there safely.
Enjoy clean, comfortable accommodations right in the heart of all the action! We offer Spacious rooms, Friendly staff, and outstanding Customer service. We can’t wait to welcome you to Hyde Park!
Enjoy a continental breakfast which typically includes items such as bagels, toast, and condiments, pastries, fruit, juice, cereals, beverages, warm and cold selections, and possibly eggs and meat. Of course, each hotel offers different selections
Enjoy Great dinners at the most popular restaurants in the Area. You will enjoy some great Choices at each restaurant and have a chance to enjoy the Local Flair.
Today, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is widely recognized as the world’s premier culinary college. Our industry-wide reputation for excellence is evidenced by our outstanding faculty, passionate students, and more than 50,000 accomplished alumni across more than seven decades. Such a distinguished legacy, however, would not have been possible without extraordinary achievement, talented people, and amazing stories that date back to 1946, when two women shared a daring vision. Your Group will take a tour this amazing facility and Enjoy a Gourmet Meal at the Institute. This will be a day to remember!!
West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.
"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" FDR
This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.
Franklin Roosevelt built Top Cottage at the eastern most end of his estate on land purchased in 1937 on what his cousin and close friend Margaret Suckley called "the nicest Hill in Dutchess County." FDR imagined Top Cottage as a place where he could return to private life after his second term as president. When he was elected to an unprecedented third term in 1940, Roosevelt realized that the little retreat would be an excellent place to "escape the mob" at Springwood. He also brought close friends and political allies there to discuss the state of the world or simply relax. Like Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage, the FDR Library and the addition to Springwood, Top Cottage was designed by FDR to emulate the Dutch colonial architecture found throughout the Hudson River Valley. FDR planned the cottage with accessibility in mind to accommodate his wheelchair and give him greater independence. Top Cottage became part of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in May 2001.
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a 54-room, preserved gilded-age country palace, and represents cultural changes present after the Civil War.
In terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, the Vanderbilt Estate is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country palace, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War. The fully-furnished, 54-room mansion in Hyde Park, New York is placed in a wondrous landscape with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and distant Catskill Mountains. It offers a glimpse into a past world known by only an elite few.
Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea of an American monarchy; ended the Newburgh Conspiracy, preventing potential military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.
Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters.
Lonely Planet describes the Hudson River Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world. So start planning your visit today!
Rest assured that Meal Gratuities and all taxes are included in every Senior Excursions Tour. We have done all the work to make sure that you are not hassled with extra charges while you are on vacation.
On Every Senior Excursions tour, the Group leader is rewarded to 2 free trips for every 40 Paying passengers. This is our way of showing how much we appreciate the hard work that group leaders do.
Tour West Point Military Academy
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." Your group will Enjoy a tour of this amazing facility and have a chance to see the Cadets in action. West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.
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