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Day 1 – Home to Hudson River Valley 

Our morning flight will take us to New York City where we will drive a few hours north along the Hudson River to the Hudson River Valley. The Valley was designated as a National Heritage Area and is steeped in history, natural beauty, and culture. First we will visit the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The site is not just a tribute to one of America’s wealthiest, but a glimpse into the life of all American Millionaires during the time we called the Gilded Age. We’ll enjoy a tour of the mansion and also a walk on the beautiful estate, which is located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. After a welcome dinner we will check into our hotel in Fishkill, NY for a three night stay. 

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner 

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Fishkill (3 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Hudson River Valley 

Our first stop today is at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. A tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the grounds, and a stop at the visitor center creates a morning to remember! Next lunch is served at Cranberry’s at Tilley Hall. Then onto Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where a local guide brings history to life with fascinating stories during our walking tour. Here we will learn of the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and experience some of the wonderful architecture displayed in the cemetery. Our final stop today is at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate. Built by the founder of Standard Oil, Kykuit is the pre-eminent domestic landmark in the Hudson Valley. We’ll enjoy the elegant rooms, the expansive, beautifully kept gardens and the collection of carriages and classic autos. Stories of the Rockefellers will entertain us as we enjoy this journey! Following our tour of Kykuit, we’ll return to our hotel for an evening at leisure. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 3 – Hudson River Valley 

Today we travel to the West Point Military Academy. What a great opportunity for the R&J Travelers this will be! A step-on guide will board our coach and we will learn the story of West Point, its role in the Revolution, its famous history, as well as stories about graduates who shaped our nation. The majestic Cadet Chapel was completed in 1910, is a classic example of gothic revival architecture, and hosts the world’s largest chapel pipe organ! We’ll have time to enjoy the West Point Museum following our tour and of course a stop in the West Point Gift Shop. Then we board the Pride of the Hudson for a narrated luncheon cruise. Our captain will enlighten us about the passing sights, like Washington’s Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, and more! The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 4 – Hudson River Valley to New York City 

After breakfast we depart the Valley for New York City where we will meet our expert NYC guide for an interesting afternoon tour. Then we check into our hotel, located just blocks from Times Square, for a three night stay. The evening is free for you to enjoy some shopping, people watching or maybe a carriage ride in Central Park. Rockefeller Center is not far from our hotel or maybe you wish to see two Broadway plays while in NYC. The opportunities are endless and your Tour Director will help you experience NYC in your own special way. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Sheraton NY Times Square (3 Nights) 

 

Day 5 – New York City 

This morning we meet our New York City Guide right at our hotel and travel to the southern edge of Manhattan Island and board the shuttle boats that will take us to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy a walk around Liberty Island and view this magnificent symbol of freedom. On Ellis Island, we’ll have an opportunity to view special exhibits that detail the history of the 12 million people who passed through this Island on their way to making America their home. Of course NYC has many more sites to see and our guide will lead us on a special tour of many today. We will be treated to a special NYC dinner this evening before we attend a grand Broadway Play, experiencing all of its wonder and glory! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

 

Day 6 – New York City 

Our guide will meet us again for another day of touring, seeing many more sights in New York City. Whether it’s a walk in Central Park today or a visit to the garment district, we know that you’ll enjoy the tour wherever it leads us in this magnificent city! We’ll continue with our guide and visit the 9/11 Memorial Site and Museum. Then we head to the Rockefeller Center and travel up to the Top of the Rock. With sweeping, unobstructed views of both Central Park and Manhattan’s midtown & downtown skyscrapers, the view from Top of the Rock is truly one of a kind! If there is any place else in NYC you wish to explore, tonight’s the night! 

 

Day 7 – New York City to Home 

We check out of the Sheraton and head to the airport for our flight home. We’ll enjoy our flight as we remember our many experiences in NYC and the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley! 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,149
Single: $3,869
Triple: $2,939
Quad: $2,819

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $235
Single: $270

Travel Bucks

$45 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges & baggage fees! 7 Included Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 74°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
85°
Minneapolis, Mn
72°
New York City & Hudson River Valley
Flyaway Departure Date:
09/04/2020
Flyaway Return Date:
09/10/2020

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Tour Highlights

3 Nights in New York City
Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
Broadway Play
9/11 Memorial
Top of the Rock Observatory
3 Nights in Hudson River Valley
Vanderbilt Mansion
Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
West Point Tour
Hudson River Luncheon Cruise
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
85°
Minneapolis, Mn
72°
New York City & Hudson River Valley
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 74°
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