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BEGINS IN: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

On the Road in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley

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Program #21402RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Meet in New York City to embark on a journey of discovery through the Berkshire Hills and the Hudson River Valley. Meander up the Housatonic River past covered bridges and idyllic villages to Stockbridge, one of the oldest settlements in the Berkshires. Experience natural beauty that inspired Melville, Wharton and Rockwell, and examine how the utopian ideals of the Shakers shaped the community. Then, like the early settlers, turn westward along the Hudson River to learn this route’s role in the history of the nation and New York City. Absorb the mood of the river valley that inspired the first regional art movement in America and examine the historic and cultural treasures that line its banks.


Highlights

• Go behind the scenes with curators from the Norman Rockwell Museum.
• A lecture on Shaker settlements explains what sets them apart from traditional New England settlements.
• Enjoy expert-led visits to President Franklin Roosevelt’s home, the Rockefeller estate Kykuit and artist Frederic Church’s home.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles, standing up to two hours at a time on walking explorations and in museums.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival New York, N.Y., 1 night; coach to Stockbridge, Mass., 3 nights; coach to Central Hudson Valley, N.Y., 2 nights; coach to Lower Hudson Valley, 1 night; coach to New York, departure.

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7 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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