between the Catskill and Taconic Mountains


The Hudson River is an ancient river that goes back 75 million years and cuts its valley between the Catskill and Taconic Mountains, continuing down the Hudson Highlands and flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.  Its beauty is rarely surpassed.  On the way into the Hudson River Valley will be a stop at the home of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt.  This glorious mansion was designed by Stanford White and is an excellent example of the “Gilded Age”.  The Beekman Arms in historic Rhinebeck, New York will be our home for 3 nights. First established as a traveler’s inn in 1704, the Beekman Arms has been hosting people from George Washington and Alexander Hamilton to Nicole Kidman and Billy Joel.  A continental breakfast will be included every morning.  One of the highlights of the Hudson River Valley is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site and Val- Kill, the retreat of Eleanor Roosevelt.  Monday, September 24thwill be a busy day which includes guided tours of  both Springwood, FDR’s birthplace and home, and Val-Kill, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady.  Lunch will be Coppolla’s which has been a fixture of Southern Italian cuisine in Hyde Park for 55 years.   Dinner Monday night will be at the renowned Culinary Institute of America and there will be a guided tour preceding dinner. The CIA is the premiere culinary school in the United States whose students graduate to the top kitchens all over the world.  

     Tuesday morning begins with a tour of Staatsburgh which was the elegant country home of Ruth and Ogden Mills.  This grand masterpiece was enlarged and remodeled by the prestigious architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. It is an outstanding example of the country estates that were built by industrial leaders in the late 1890’s.   Lunch will be in the town of Kingston, which was the first capital of New York in 1777. This trip would not be complete without a boat ride on the beautiful Hudson.  Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating on the Rip Van Winkle while hearing the history of the mighty Hudson River.  Dinner that night will be at Terrapin in historic Rhinebeck.  

    After departing on Wednesday morning a stop will be made at Locust Grove, a villa designed for artist and inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse.  With a box lunch the group will return to Virginia with hopefully fond memories of the majestic Hudson River Valley.

Activity # 7001.318 Trip includes: deluxe motor coach transportation, 3 nights at the Beekman Arms Hotel, 3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, all admissions, guided tours, boat ride, snacks, taxes and gratuities.  Please arrive at TBD at 6:45am on Sunday, September 23.  Bus departs promptly at 7:00am.  Bus returns TBD on Wednesday, at approximately 7:30pm.


A $500.00 deposit is due as soon as possible in order to reserve preferred rooms.  The balance of the trip is due by June 15, 2018.  Please make checks payable to Excursionaireand mail to Maureen Cyron, 5205 Olley Ln., Burke, VA 22015.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and will only be permitted if a substitute is provided. Refund/Cancellations must be submitted in writing to


Refunds/Cancellations can be granted for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the tour operator and program director.  Medical requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s note.


Questions?  Call Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or e-mail at  


per person double for McLean residents


$1,345 double non-residents


$1,687 per person single

for McLean residents


$1,712 per person single


Sept 23-26, 2018

Please arrive at TBD at 6:45am on Sunday, September 23.  Bus departs promptly at 7:00am.  Bus returns TBD on Wednesday, at approximately 7:30pm.

Maureen D. Cyron
5205 Olley Lane, Burke, Virginia 22015


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