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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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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Dec 15 — Dec 20, 2013

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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:
62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Private baths and wi-fi.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and wi-fi.

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: 4:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, December 15 -
Note: The Activity Level for this program is Active and requires enjoying walking up to two miles a day, climbing a few flights of stairs, walking on uneven surfaces, and getting on and off a coach bus multiple times during the day.

Afternoon: Note: All itinerary details are subject to change. Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.

Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entrées varying from turkey, pork, chicken, beef, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.

Evening: Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities. Also enjoy an expert-led lecture which will introduce you to the Country Mansions on the Hudson River with Tom Daley and lay the foundation for your visits to these beautiful homes.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference 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:
62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Private baths and wi-fi.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and wi-fi.

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: 4:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, December 16 - Enjoy a docent-led visit to Lyndhurst in Tarrytow...
Enjoy a docent-led visit to Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY and Boscobel, a neoclassical style mansion in Garrison, NY. Both will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Note: Be prepared to walk up to a mile and climb a flight of stairs in order to see the mansions today.

Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.

Morning: Board the charter bus for Tarrytown, NY for a docent-led visit to Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion of Jay Gould, railroad magnate.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Board bus for Garrison, NY. Enjoy a docent-led visit of Boscobel Mansion, a neoclassical style mansion with original Federal period furniture. Return to The Warwick Center.

Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served buffet style 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 Conference 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:
62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Private baths and wi-fi.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and wi-fi.

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: 4:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, December 17 - Be dazzled by the wonderful works of art at the M...
Be dazzled by the wonderful works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and get ready for a live performance of the Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center.

Note: Be prepared for lots of walking inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art which encompasses an entire city block.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board the charter bus for New York City and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Be sure to visit the Angel Tree which is one of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most cherished treasures, its installation each year heralding the beginning of the Christmas season.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in one of the restaurants at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Afternoon: Enjoy the wonderful exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Board the bus for transport to The Lincoln Center.

Dinner: Dinner on your own near Lincoln Center.

Evening: Enjoy the performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center. After the performance board the bus for The Warwick Conference Center.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference 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:
62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Private baths and wi-fi.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and wi-fi.

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: 4:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, December 18 - Enjoy a visit to Locust Grove, the mansion of art...
Enjoy a visit to Locust Grove, the mansion of artist and inventor of the telegraph/Morse Code. Also enjoy a docent-led visit to Wilderstein and Mills Mansions in Rhinecliff, NY and Staatsburgh, NY.

Note: Plan for increased walking today and standing as docents lead us through these beautiful mansions.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board charter bus for Poughkeepsie, New York. Enjoy a guided visit of Locust Grove, the home of Samuel F.B. Morse and Poughkeepsie's prominent Young family from 1895 to 1975.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Board charter bus for Rhinecliff, New York. Enjoy a docent-led visit to Wilderstein, Queen Ann mansion of the Suckley family, home of Daisy Suckley, FDR's cousin and friend. Board the bus for Staatsburgh, New York and visit Mills Mansion, a Gilded Age mansion, country home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills.

Dinner: Enjoy a late dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening with other participants as you discuss the mansions and beautiful decorations seen during the day. Evening Snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference 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:
62 Warwick Center Road/Hoyt Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Private baths and wi-fi.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views. The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and wi-fi.

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: 4:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, December 19 - Enjoy the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio Cit...
Enjoy the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Note: Be prepared to walk several miles as you explore the New York City streets and shops dressed for the holidays.

Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Board the charter bus for New York City. Destination: The Radio City Music Hall for the performance of the Rockettes 86th Christmas Spectacular.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at one of New York City's great restaurants.

Afternoon: After lunch explore Manhattan and enjoy the beautifully decorated holiday windows on Fifth Avenue as well as shopping and exploring the grand hotels and Rockefeller Center.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in NYC.

Evening: Return to The Warwick Conference Center.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Six: Friday, December 20 -
Breakfast: Breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: End this week with a Lecture on the Sacred and Secular Music of Christmas. Enjoy the festive sounds as you anticipate the Christmas holiday ahead.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure and farewells 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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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.8
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