Saratoga Springs & the Newport Mansions – 6 Days
October 15, 2017 Double $1,995, Single $2,795 The Saratoga Springs slogan is “Health, History, Horses, Hospitality” and during your two days here, you’ll see that the city lives up to its reputation! At the National Horse Museum, hundreds of years of thoroughbred racing is…
October 15, 2017
Double $1,995, Single $2,795
The Saratoga Springs slogan is “Health, History, Horses, Hospitality” and during your two days here, you’ll see that the city lives up to its reputation! At the National Horse Museum, hundreds of years of thoroughbred racing is celebrated with trophies, photos, and paintings!
Journey through history and explore some of the finest mansions in the United States.
The summer home for generations of the Choates family, Naumkeag is a gracious Norman-style “cottage” with beautiful gardens and fountains, and long considered one of the finest of the post-war age. Tanglewood, Stockbridge Main Street and Berkshire Cottage Mansion complete your tour of the Berkshire Cottages.
Continue on to Newport, admiring the coastal scenery. The Newport Mansions, Marble House and The Breakers Mansion whisk you back to an age of splendor and elegance. Self-guided audio tours here allow you to linger and imagine life in the Gilded Age.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, all highlights, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Guided tour of Saratoga Springs, NY
• Dinner with President & Dolly Madison
• National Horse Museum
• Norman Rockwell Museum
• Guided tour of Stockbridge
• Berkshire Cottage tour
• Coastal drive tour of Newport Mansions
• Marble House
• The Breakers Mansion
• Mark Twain House tour & lunch
• Hartford, CT
Saratoga Springs, NY: The Inn at Saratoga (2 nights)
Newport, RI: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina (2 nights)
Scranton, PA: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (1 night)
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New: Saratoga Springs & the Newport Mansions – 6 Days
Day 1: Travel to Saratoga, NY
Begin your vacation aboard our comfortable motorcoach, making using of the onboard amenities like free WiFi, extra legroom and satellite radio. Drive a picturesque route to Saratoga. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with President James Madison and his wife Dolley! An advocate for a strong federal government, James Madison composed the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, earning him the nickname “Father of the Constitution.”
Stay: The Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY
Day 2: Guided tour of Saratoga, NY
Start your exploration of sophisticated Saratoga with a guided tour with a costumed guide providing lively narrative. A visit to the National Horse Museum is a way to learn more about the tremendous impact that thoroughbred racing has had on Saratoga’s growth and history.
Day 3: Norman Rockwell Museum
Today, explore the postcard perfect town of Stockbridge, including time for lunch and shopping. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest collection of the artist’s works, as well as the studio where he created some of the America’s most beloved paintings. A guided tour of the Berkshire Cottages introduces you to the decadent homes in the region. Approximately seventy-five estates were built in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts (these aren’t the cottages you are accustomed to!) Then travel to Newport where the summer homes are social and architectural landmarks which transformed Newport from a quiet summer colony to a legendary neighbourhood of opulent stone palaces.
Stay: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport, RI
Meals: B, D
Day 4: Coastal mansion tour
With a step on guide offering entertaining narrative, continue discovering the mansions of Newport and beyond. Tucked away on Ochre Point Avenue, Breakers Mansion will be a highlight of your day. The Breakers mansion is the crown jewel of Newport Rhode Island mansions. Built between 1893 and 1895, this National Historic Landmark cost more than $7 million dollars (equal to $150 million today) and was the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. At Marble House, take your time to admire the opulence on a self guided audio tour. A visit to Newport Mansions Stables is a worthwhile way to spend your free time.
Day 5: Mark Twain House, Scranton, NY
Today visit iconic Mark Twain House, a National Historic site and home to an eclectic collection of the author’s manuscripts and belongings. Twain often said that the happiest and most productive years of his life were spent in his Hartford home. Enjoy a guided tour of house then embark on a self guided tour of the museum. A tasty lunch is included. Travel to Scranton in the afternoon.
Stay: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Scranton, PA
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Travel home
The Finger Lakes region is known for its hospitality and scenery. Enjoy both at the gracious Holloway House. Fine dining in the stunning 1800s-style Colonial Inn is the perfect way to end your holiday.
Meals: B, L