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WARWICK, NEW YORK

Enjoy Christmas in NYC and At Country Mansions on the Hudson River

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Program #6913RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Dec 16 — Dec 21, 2012

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 349, Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, December 16 -
Afternoon: 5 PM Registration, followed by 6 PM Wine and Cheese Reception.

Dinner: Dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) Introductions & Orientation. Introduction to Country Mansions on The Hudson River.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 349, Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, December 17 - Visit to Locust Grove. Mansion of artist/inventor...
Visit to Locust Grove. Mansion of artist/inventor of the telegraph/Morse code. Docent led tour of Boscobel Mansion.

Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Hudson Valley Mansions - Lecture and slides. Board bus for Poughkeepsie, NY. Visit Locust Grove, the home of Samuel Morse.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Board bus for Garrison, NY. Guided tour of Boscobel Mansion. Return to The Warwick Center.

Dinner: Dinner served buffet style at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Lecture on Hudson River mansions with slide presentation and NYC Overview in preparation for NYC trip. Evening Snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 349, Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, December 18 - Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nut...
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nutcracker Ballet performance at Lincoln Center.

Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board bus for New York City. Destination: The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Ave. at 82nd Street. Free time for activities of your choice ie. museum, shopping, sightseeing.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Afternoon: Board bus for Lincoln Center. Attend The Nutcracker Ballet at The New York State Theater.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in NYC.

Evening: Return to The Warwick Center.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 349, Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, December 19 - Attend the Radio City Spectacular Christmas Show....
Attend the Radio City Spectacular Christmas Show. Sightseeing and shopping in NYC.

Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board bus for New York City. Attend the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in NYC.

Afternoon: Free time for window browsing, shopping, sightseeing, and tours such as Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center tour, etc.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in NYC.

Evening: Return to The Warwick Center. Evening Snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 349, Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 5:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, December 20 - Visit Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh, NY. Docent l...
Visit Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh, NY. Docent led tour at Wilderstein Mansion in Rhinebeck, NY.

Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board bus for Staatsburgh, NY. Docent led tour of Mills Mansion. A Gilded Age mansion and the country home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills.

Lunch: Lunch in either Rhinebeck, NY or Hyde Park, NY.

Afternoon: Docent led tour of Wilderstein, Queen Ann mansion of the Suckley Family - home to Daisy Suckley, FDR's cousin and companion. Return to The Warwick Center.

Dinner: Late dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Free Time. Wine and cheese around the fireplace.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, December 21 -
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Lecture on the Sacred and Secular Music of Christmas.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:30 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure immediately after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Warwick, NY
Borderland FarmA 230 acre riding facility, indoor ring, lighted outdoor ring, miles of trails. Located at the NY/NJ line. Reservations required.
For additional information, visit: www.wolfsbane.com/borderland/
Demarest Hill Winery28 different wines created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery.
For additional information, visit: www.demaresthillwinery.com
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of FameDrive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6.
For additional information, visit: www.harnessmuseum.com
Pride of the HudsonCruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise.
For additional information, visit: www.prideofthehudson.com
Washington's HeadquartersGen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5.
West Point MuseumMilitary uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm.
For additional information, visit: www.usma.edu/Museum/
West Point Tours, Inc.Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center.
For additional information, visit: www.westpointtours.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures

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