Experience the Hudson River Valley of New York on this power packed 2 day trip! A feature highlight of this trip is the Sunday brunch at the historic Thayer Hotel.

Trip Type:


Trip Name:

Home of FDR and Vanderbilt Mansion

Trip Dates:

April 21st – 22nd, May 19th – 20th, October 20th – 21st, 2019

Trip Length:

2 Days / 1 Nights


Starting at $449pp (See below for more details)

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Experience the Hudson River Valley on this power packed 2 day adventure. This trip is one of the best bargains you will find to see this great region of history!

One of the most elegant locations on the east coast and all located just a short distance from New York City! On this trip you will visit the heart of the U.S. military – West Point Academy. Then we experience one of the most elegant Sunday brunches at the 5 Star Thayer Hotel located on the grounds of West Point Academy. Be entertained in our Included evening dinner and show at Westchester Dinner Theatre. On our second day we visit the Home and Museum of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We culminate our trip with a tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion.



Your Trip Includes:

Day One: After an early morning departure we arrive at West Point Military Academy. Since its founding two centuries ago, it has accomplished its mission by developing cadets through extensive moral and ethical development. Upon our arrival we begin with a fabulous Sunday Brunch at the historic 5 Star Thayer Hotel located on the grounds of West Point Academy. Few brunches can claim as many culinary awards and glowing reviews as MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant’s famed meal. Featuring giant shrimp, smoked salmon, an array of salads and a decadent dessert station, the choices are unmatched. With live-action cooking stations for everything from homemade waffles to traditional Bananas Foster, you can expect to leave feeling satisfied. As guests savor each element of this meal complemented by unlimited champagne, Mimosa and Bloody Mary offerings, windows provide incredible views of the Hudson River and stunning formal landscaping on the famed grounds of West Point. We then continue our day with our professionally conducted, fully guided tour of the Academy. This is a riding tour aboard our coach with several stops included: Old Cadet Chapel rich in history, The Plain (where George Washington drilled the American forces – now the parade ground for the Academy) and Trophy Point (site of relics of wars dating back to the Revolution). This is the best way to experience this historic United States Military Academy. After our guided tour we will arrive back at the welcome center for a self-guided tour of the Museum. Here we’ll view the oldest and largest diversified public collection of militaria in the Western Hemisphere. Highlights also include some special collections of General Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and President Dwight Eisenhower (all graduates of West Point). Enjoy lunch on your own this afternoon at your choice of the many restaurants within steps of the museum and welcome center. We then head for Tarrytown NY and our hotel for the night. Following some time to freshen up we head out for our INCLUDED evening dinner and entertainment at the Westchester Dinner Theatre. Enjoy a scrumptious meal from off the menu and enjoy a fabulous Broadway quality show.
Day Two: This morning enjoy our included breakfast at the hotel. Then we board our coach heading to Hyde Park, New York where we will enjoy a visit and tour of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Home. Enjoy the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. Our visit also includes the Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms. Lunch this afternoon is on our own. Our final stop for the day is The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The estate illustrates a way of life modeled on the English country house and is unusual today because so few examples survive in the 21st century. More than a place to discuss the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the park offers a window into the philosophy of the American country house, the lives of its domestic staff, and its relationship to the surrounding community. We depart late afternoon with supper on our own en-route home.
*Please note that the order of touring may be subject to change.

Price Includes: Round Trip Motor Coach, Hotel Lodging, Three (3) Meals (1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast, & Sunday Brunch at the Thayer Hotel), Dinner Theatre Show, Touring, All Admissions and the services of a Best of Times Travel Professional Tour Director. Gratuities for Step on Guides at the Academy & Mansions, & Best of Times Travel Tour Director. Not Included: Motorcoach Driver Gratuity.

Price From Most Boston/Worcester area pick-up Locations: $449pp Double, $549 Single Occupancy

Group Discounts Available.