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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the Dutch roots, culture and influence from New York City to Albany through lectures and expert-led visits. Lectures by Dr. Janny Venema, Associate Director of the New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library in Albany, NY. Lectures will explore the history of the Netherlands in the period leading up to the founding of the West India Company, the early settlement of New Netherland and the upper Hudson Valley, and exploring the early settlement of Beverwijck. Visit Philipsburg Manor, Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, the Bronck Museum, the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, the Knickerbocker Mansion in Schaghticoke and several of America's oldest Dutch stone houses in Hurley.


• Take a special field trip to the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow which was built in 1685.
• Savor a traditional colonial Dutch dinner during an evening at the Knickerbocker Mansion.
• Journey to Kingston for an expert-led exploration of it's historic church, the Old Dutch Church and Cemetery, which was organized in 1659.

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Walking over even and varied terrain; some stairs; getting on/off bus. Be able to stand for up to an hour while visiting historic sites and museums.

Coordinated by The Warwick Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips


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