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BEGINS IN: TROY, NEW YORK

On The Road: Erie Canal, Monument of Progress That Shaped a Nation

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Program #21000RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 spurred the first great westward movement of American settlers, gave access to the rich land and resources west of the Appalachians and made New York the preeminent commercial city in the United States. Discover the history of the Erie Canal and its enormous impact on the development of our nation. Study the canal from the perspective of the innovations in engineering required to complete it, and examine the influence of this transportation route that opened trade into the heart of America, turning small towns into blossoming cities and in turn inspiring social change, cultural progress and religious movements.


Highlights

• Cruise through canal towns and along the only restored aqueduct.
• More than just the canal route, examine the region’s pivotal American history from Colonial Times through the 20th century.
• Explore geology, architecture and modern innovations along the historic Erie Canal.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day, walking and standing in museums; stairs unavoidable at locks, on cruise boats.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Troy, 2 nights; coach to Utica, 2 nights; coach to Syracuse, 2 nights; coach to Rochester, 2 nights; coach to Buffalo, 2 nights, departure.

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13 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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