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New England Fall Foliage Spectacular


Featuring Vermont, the Hudson River Valley, and four US Presidents!


  • Visit a real Vermont "sugar shack", Mt. Mansfield and the Trapp Family Lodge
  • Calvin Coolidge birthplace and Robert Todd Lincoln's Hildene
  • Hyde Park - homes of FDR, Eleanor, and Commodore Vanderbilt
  • Traverse the Hudson River Valley to West Point
  • 11 meals: daily breakfast, lunch at the CIA, 4 dinners
  • Roundtrip airfare into Burlington/out of New York LaGuardia
  • Door to door airport service
  • 4700/5350 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

1. Fly to Burlington, arriving in the evening in Vermont’s largest city located on the banks of Lake Champlain. DoubleTree Hotel

Day 2

Explore the Green Mountains, home to many maple tree farms and family-operated “sugar shacks.” You’ll visit one to learn the time-honored tradition of maple syrup production in New England. Speaking of sweet concoctions, a stop at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory most certainly ends with samples of their famous flavors! In Stowe you’ll ride the gondola to Vermont’s tallest peak – Mount Mansfield – to take in the view before visiting the Trapp Family Lodge for a history tour and a chance to visit the family cemetery, final resting place of Maria and the rest of her musically-gifted family. Killington Mountain Lodge (FB,D)

Day 3

Presidential history runs deep in these hills as you’ll learn in Plymouth Notch, birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, on a visit to his birth home and village frozen in time. After a shopping stop at the original Vermont Country Store in Weston you’ll “meet” another president. Though Abraham Lincoln never lived in Vermont, his son Robert built his home here in 1905 – Hildene – which today is a repository of memorabilia and artifacts paying tribute to his martyred father. Hampton Inn, Bennington (FB,D)

Day 4

Welcome to the Hudson River Valley! It starts at Lake Tear of the Clouds on the southwest slope of Mount Marcy, New York’s tallest mountain, and meanders 315 miles to New York Harbor. Huguenot Street in New Paltz was laid out in 1678 and is considered the oldest intact street in America. Lined with historic homes and the original cemetery and church, this is truly a step back in time. Even a bit older is your second scenic stop today, Kingston, New York’s original state capital established in 1658 when the colony was Dutch. A late afternoon cruise on the Hudson brings your day to a peaceful end. Hyatt Place Hotel, Poughkeepsie – 2 nights (B,D)

Day 5

Hyde Park is synonymous with the Roosevelt’s and you’ll spend the bulk of the day traveling in their footsteps. Begin at the Roosevelt (as in FDR) Home, Library and family cemetery. Next you’ll visit Val-Kill, the private retreat of First Lady Eleanor. Lunch is served at the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America at midday. In the afternoon visit the Vanderbilt Mansion, the breathtakingly opulent home of “The Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt. (B,L)

Day 6

Walkway Over the Hudson is a mile and a quarter long “linear park” boasting scenic views of the Catskills and a historic train bridge over the river dating to 1889 – when opened the longest bridge in the world. Three presidents down – one to go. The last is George Washington whom you’ll “meet” at the Hasbrouck House which served as his home and headquarters during the final 16 months of the Revolutionary War. In the afternoon visit Old Dutch Church, c. 1685, and the nearby cemetery made famous by the writings of Hudson River Valley resident Washington Irving. Best known by its fictional title as Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, it is the final resting place of William Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and beauty heiress Elizabeth Arden. Tonight revel at The GREAT Jack-o-Lantern Blaze, a lighted display of more than 7000 illuminated pumpkins. Holiday Inn Express, Ft. Montgomery (B,D)

Day 7

The United States Military Academy was established in 1802 on a high bluff overlooking the Hudson in the village of West Point. You’ll tour the grounds, see the Cadet Chapel and learn the fascinating past, present and future of this great institution of higher education. The school counts U.S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower as graduates. (Presidents five and six at no additional cost!) From there it’s a surprisingly short drive to the metropolis of New York City and your awaiting return flight out of LaGuardia International Airport. (B)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Monday, September 25, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

7 Days, 11 Meals

 Daily breakfast, 1 lunch, 4 dinners


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